History TearJerker / SpiderMan

9th Oct '17 12:41:40 PM BeastC
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[TheWoobie The first of many.]]]]
6th Oct '17 1:19:10 PM ArgonianLorekeeper
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** "...And straight on 'til morning" SingleTear
* The mini comic [[http://i.imgbox.com/jp5WyzEH.jpg "Leah".]] What makes it even more of a tear jerker is that the writer made it in remembrance of a friend. The story is inspired from ''Literature/TheLittleMatchgirl'', so the tearjerker has to be expected. It also combines with heartwarming, though, that instead of DyingAlone, Leah falls into a coma alone and she's found by Spidey who immediately takes her to the hospital. But the doctor informs him that the girl won't make it. Spidey kisses her on the cheek while wishing "Sweet dreams, Leah." Later, we are shown that while dying, Leah has a DyingDream where she and Spider-Man go into adventure along with '''many''' other Marvel heroes, among them includes ComicBook/IronMan, ComicBook/MsMarvel, ComicBook/SilverSurfer, [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] and even the ComicBook/SubMariner. The words on the last panel take it all, "Sweet. Sweet Dreams." ''Sob''.
** Of course, it does lose a bit of impact when you realize that she probably could have been cured in moments if he'd simply thought to call one of those other heroes.
*** Seeing as no one in the Marvel Universe can stop an old woman from dying of a gun shot wound, ''Comicbook/OneMoreDay'', the scene doesn't necessarily lose any impact.

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** "...And straight on 'til morning" SingleTear
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* The mini comic [[http://i.imgbox.com/jp5WyzEH.jpg "Leah".]] What makes it even more of a tear jerker is that the writer made it in remembrance of a friend. The story is inspired from ''Literature/TheLittleMatchgirl'', so the tearjerker has to be expected. It also combines with heartwarming, though, that instead of DyingAlone, Leah falls into a coma alone and she's found by Spidey who immediately takes her to the hospital. But the doctor informs him that the girl won't make it. Spidey kisses her on the cheek while wishing "Sweet dreams, Leah." Later, we are shown that while dying, Leah has a DyingDream where she and Spider-Man go into adventure along with '''many''' other Marvel heroes, among them includes ComicBook/IronMan, ComicBook/MsMarvel, ComicBook/SilverSurfer, [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] and even the ComicBook/SubMariner. The words on the last panel take it all, "Sweet. Sweet Dreams." ''Sob''.
** Of course, it does lose a bit of impact when you realize that she probably could have been cured in moments if he'd simply thought to call one of those other heroes.
*** Seeing as no one in the Marvel Universe can stop an old woman from dying of a gun shot wound, ''Comicbook/OneMoreDay'', the scene doesn't necessarily lose any impact.
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* The one event in Spider-Man history which everyone should know - [[ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied The. Night. Gwen. Stacy. Died.]]

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* The one event in Spider-Man history which everyone should know - [[ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied The. Night. Gwen. Stacy. Died.]]ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied.



** Oh, it gets worse - [[spoiler:no-one, not Peter's friends & family or the rest of the Avengers, knows the switch happened. ''Aunt May & Mary Jane watched Peter die & didn't realise it.'']]
** You think that's bad? In issue 9 of ''Superior Spider-Man'', [[spoiler: Otto erases Ghost-Peter and all his memories after a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown and (arguably true) TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. Peter is destroyed after losing all his memories: of Uncle Ben, of Captain Stacy, he even forgets HIS OWN NAME.]]

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** Oh, it It gets worse - [[spoiler:no-one, not Peter's friends & family or the rest of the Avengers, knows the switch happened. ''Aunt May & Mary Jane watched Peter die & didn't realise it.'']]
** You think that's bad? * In issue 9 of ''Superior Spider-Man'', [[spoiler: Otto erases Ghost-Peter and all his memories after a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown and (arguably true) TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. Peter is destroyed after losing all his memories: of Uncle Ben, of Captain Stacy, he even forgets HIS OWN NAME.]]



* Even his debut ends with one. You know? Uncle Ben's death?

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* Even his debut ends with one. You know? one: Uncle Ben's death?death.



* Amazing Spider-Man 657, particularly the last page, always has this troper in tears. This was right after [[spoiler: Johnny Storm's death]] and Peter's going to mourn with the ComicBook/FantasticFour. The whole comic alternates between being a tearjerker and a CrowningMomentOfFunny, but it ends on a particularly tearjerking note with [[spoiler: Peter watching Johnny Storm's video-will of sorts, in which Johnny not only gives Peter his spot on the team, but his spot in the Fantastic Four family.]]

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* Amazing Spider-Man 657, particularly the last page, always has this troper in tears. page. This was is right after [[spoiler: Johnny Storm's death]] and Peter's going to mourn with the ComicBook/FantasticFour. The whole comic alternates between being a tearjerker and a CrowningMomentOfFunny, but it ends on a particularly tearjerking note with [[spoiler: Peter watching Johnny Storm's video-will of sorts, in which Johnny not only gives Peter his spot on the team, but his spot in the Fantastic Four family.]]



* During the Gauntlet, Peter Parker was unemployed and being battered by his classic enemies. The only good thing to come out of everything was that Aleksei Sytsevich, the Rhino, had married and reformed. When the new Rhino kills Aleksei's wife, Spider-Man desperately pleads and struggles in vain to keep Aleksei from becoming the Rhino again and is left with nothing but fear and loneliness when he fails.

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* The Gauntlet:
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During the Gauntlet, this arc, Peter Parker was is unemployed and being battered by his classic enemies. The only good thing to come out of everything was is that Aleksei Sytsevich, the Rhino, had married and reformed. When the new Rhino kills Aleksei's wife, Spider-Man desperately pleads and struggles in vain to keep Aleksei from becoming the Rhino again and is left with nothing but fear and loneliness when he fails.



** The Gauntlet seems to be full of this. Another case of TearJerker, mixed with horror for good measure appears when [[spoiler: Curt Connor loses control of his SuperPoweredEvilSide and ''kills his son Billy'']]. It's horrifying and heartbreaking because it depicts [[spoiler: a father losing control of himself and killing his own child]]. Even worse, [[spoiler: the experience essentially destroys "Curt" as well, [[SplitPersonalityTakeover leaving the Lizard in charge]].]]
*** What makes the above even worse is [[spoiler: Billy's last words: "You're going to kill me, aren't you? I knew it..."]]
** They piled it on stupidly thick in The Gauntlet. [[spoiler:Little Keemia screams at Spider-Man that she hates him. He'd gotten involved in a murder case when a friend of his was implicated for screwing up the evidence, to find that the victims, a woman and her lawyer, were involved in an acrimonious fight with Flint Marko, the Sandman. She'd been snowing him into believing he had a daughter, even though it was no longer physically possible for him to have a child, and he'd become so obsessed with trying to be a good father that a part of himself had split off and killed them in order to get them out of the way without him even being aware of it. Spider-Man defeats him and gets the girl back, but because her grandmother (who had been her caretaker when Marko took her) admitted she wasn't watching the child when she was taken, CPS is putting her in the foster system, after Spider-Man had promised her she'd be with her family in order to make her go with him. Not knowing what happened to her mother, Keemia had thought her "father" was a good father, and so having lost everything as a result of leaving him, views Spider-Man as a liar and a thief.]]

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** The Gauntlet seems to be full of this. Another case of TearJerker, mixed with horror for good measure appears when [[spoiler: Curt Connor loses control of his SuperPoweredEvilSide and ''kills his son Billy'']]. It's horrifying and heartbreaking because it depicts [[spoiler: a father losing control of himself and killing his own child]]. Even worse, [[spoiler: the experience essentially destroys "Curt" as well, [[SplitPersonalityTakeover leaving the Lizard in charge]].]]
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]] What makes the above it even worse is [[spoiler: Billy's last words: "You're going to kill me, aren't you? I knew it..."]]
** They piled it on stupidly thick in The Gauntlet. [[spoiler:Little Keemia screams at Spider-Man that she hates him. He'd gotten involved in a murder case when a friend of his was implicated for screwing up the evidence, to find that the victims, a woman and her lawyer, were involved in an acrimonious fight with Flint Marko, the Sandman. She'd been snowing him into believing he had a daughter, even though it was no longer physically possible for him to have a child, and he'd become so obsessed with trying to be a good father that a part of himself had split off and killed them in order to get them out of the way without him even being aware of it. Spider-Man defeats him and gets the girl back, but because her grandmother (who had been her caretaker when Marko took her) admitted she wasn't watching the child when she was taken, CPS is putting her in the foster system, after Spider-Man had promised her she'd be with her family in order to make her go with him. Not knowing what happened to her mother, Keemia had thought her "father" was a good father, and so having lost everything as a result of leaving him, views Spider-Man as a liar and a thief.]]






26th Sep '17 4:32:00 AM Youtubenut
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* According to Stan Lee, one of the reasons Spider-Man wears a mask is so his enemies can't see when he's afraid. It truly shows how human and vulnerable Spider-Man is.
19th Jul '17 7:14:56 PM SpideyTerry
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* "The Death of Jean [=DeWolffe=]" hits Peter pretty hard. Jean was usually BrutallyHonest towards Spider-Man, but she was still one of his defenders and friends. Readers had previously learned she actually had a crush on Spidey, which Peter discovers when going through her things and finding pictures of himself.
-->"Was she doing some sort of study on me? No, she would have kept that at her office. She kept these because she liked them. But... she never said anything particularly warm to me. Heck, she usually chewed me out. It can't be. She couldn't have cared for me. Why didn't she ever say anything if she felt... we could have... It can't be true. She was always so cool, so aloof. Blast it, why did she have to be that way?"
10th May '17 7:59:23 AM GuardianoftheHills
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* A relatively small one, but in Marvel Team-Up #6 (2005), X-23 not only makes it clear to Spidey that she can't stand him, but that, to his shock, every other hero feels the same way. Even Captain America, of all people, admits that he dislikes Spider-Man, though only to a certain extent. Sure, Peter is often the cause of his own reputation, but you still can't help feeling sorry for the poor guy [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/0/7666/1162823-marvel_team_up_06__2005__page_20.jpg]].

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* A relatively small one, but in Marvel Team-Up #6 (2005), X-23 not only makes it clear to Spidey that she can't stand him, but that, to his shock, every other hero feels the same way. Even What makes it worse is to hear Captain America, of all people, admits that he dislikes Spider-Man, though express this opinion, even if only to a certain minor extent. Sure, Peter is often the cause of his own reputation, but you still can't help feeling sorry for the poor guy [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/0/7666/1162823-marvel_team_up_06__2005__page_20.jpg]].
10th May '17 7:51:28 AM GuardianoftheHills
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* A relatively small one, but in Marvel Team-Up #6 (2005), X-23 not only makes it clear to Spidey that she can't stand him, but that every other hero feels the same way. Even Captain America admits his dislike of Spider-Man to an extent. Sure, Peter is often the cause of his own reputation, but you still can't help feeling sorry for the poor guy [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/0/7666/1162823-marvel_team_up_06__2005__page_20.jpg]].

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* A relatively small one, but in Marvel Team-Up #6 (2005), X-23 not only makes it clear to Spidey that she can't stand him, but that that, to his shock, every other hero feels the same way. Even Captain America America, of all people, admits his dislike of Spider-Man that he dislikes Spider-Man, though only to an a certain extent. Sure, Peter is often the cause of his own reputation, but you still can't help feeling sorry for the poor guy [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/0/7666/1162823-marvel_team_up_06__2005__page_20.jpg]].
10th May '17 7:45:33 AM GuardianoftheHills
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* A relatively small one, but in Marvel Team-Up #6 (2005), X-23 not only makes it clear to Spidey that she can't stand him, but that every other hero feels the same way. Even Captain America admits his dislike of Spider-Man to an extent. Sure, Peter is often the cause of his own reputation, but you still can't help feeling sorry for the poor guy [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/0/7666/1162823-marvel_team_up_06__2005__page_20.jpg.]]

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* A relatively small one, but in Marvel Team-Up #6 (2005), X-23 not only makes it clear to Spidey that she can't stand him, but that every other hero feels the same way. Even Captain America admits his dislike of Spider-Man to an extent. Sure, Peter is often the cause of his own reputation, but you still can't help feeling sorry for the poor guy [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/0/7666/1162823-marvel_team_up_06__2005__page_20.jpg.]]
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10th May '17 7:44:10 AM GuardianoftheHills
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* A relatively small one, but in Marvel Team-Up #6 (2005), X-23 not only makes it clear to Spidey that she can't stand him, but that every other hero feels the same way. Even Captain America admits his dislike of Spider-Man to an extent. Sure, Peter is often the cause of his own reputation, but you still can't help feeling sorry for the poor guy [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/0/7666/1162823-marvel_team_up_06__2005__page_20.jpg.

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* A relatively small one, but in Marvel Team-Up #6 (2005), X-23 not only makes it clear to Spidey that she can't stand him, but that every other hero feels the same way. Even Captain America admits his dislike of Spider-Man to an extent. Sure, Peter is often the cause of his own reputation, but you still can't help feeling sorry for the poor guy [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/0/7666/1162823-marvel_team_up_06__2005__page_20.jpg.
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10th May '17 7:42:21 AM GuardianoftheHills
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* A relatively small one, but in Marvel Team-Up #6 (2005), X-23 not only makes it clear to Spidey that she can't stand him, but that every other hero feels the same way. Even Captain America admits his dislike of Spider-Man to an extent. Sure, Peter has a tendency to cause this bad reputation himself, but you still can't help feeling sorry for the poor guy.

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* A relatively small one, but in Marvel Team-Up #6 (2005), X-23 not only makes it clear to Spidey that she can't stand him, but that every other hero feels the same way. Even Captain America admits his dislike of Spider-Man to an extent. Sure, Peter has a tendency to is often the cause this bad reputation himself, of his own reputation, but you still can't help feeling sorry for the poor guy.
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10th May '17 7:34:48 AM GuardianoftheHills
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* A relatively small one, but in Marvel Team-Up #6 (2005), X-23 not only makes it clear to Spidey that she can't stand him, but that every other hero feels the same way. Even Captain America admits his dislike of Spider-Man to an extent. Sure, Peter has a tendency to cause this bad reputation himself, but you still can't help but feel sorry for the poor guy.

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* A relatively small one, but in Marvel Team-Up #6 (2005), X-23 not only makes it clear to Spidey that she can't stand him, but that every other hero feels the same way. Even Captain America admits his dislike of Spider-Man to an extent. Sure, Peter has a tendency to cause this bad reputation himself, but you still can't help but feel feeling sorry for the poor guy.
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