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16th Jan '17 4:16:49 PM kkhohoho
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* ''Far Beyond the Stars''. He may or may not have just been a figment of Sisko's imagination, but still... Poor Benny...

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* ''Far Beyond the Stars''. He may or may not have just been a figment of Sisko's imagination, but still...still. Poor Benny...
11th Jan '17 4:15:47 PM NateTheGreat
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* The end of "The Sound Of Her Voice." The crew did all they could to save Captain Cusak, but were doomed from the start because of the timeshifted signals. Sisko laments that it isn't right for her to stay alone in this cave; she deserves to be with her friends.
** Also from the episode, O'Brien confessing that this war is hitting him harder than the Cardassian War he fought in before. He's having trouble connecting with people because any of them could be dead tomorrow. And you realize that this same thing is happening for thousands of people all over the Alpha Quadrant. How many people are out there, trying to cope with their fears without telling their friends or being analyzed by a counselor?
29th Dec '16 3:40:14 PM StarTropes
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* "The Ship", courtesy of Muñiz. Bad enough that he dies, but instead of an InstantDeathBullet followed by HesDeadJim, like with any other RedShirt, he [[CruelAndUnusualDeath slowly bleeds out]] from his phaser wound.
12th Nov '16 1:20:29 AM NoxSky12599
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12th Nov '16 1:19:53 AM NoxSky12599
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[[/folder]]-->''[Kira stares at him silently, then reaches out and shuts off the forcefield on his cell]''
-->'''Marritza:''' What are you doing?
-->'''Kira:''' ...I'm letting you go.
-->'''Marritza:''' ...Security! Security, get in here!
-->'''Kira:''' ''[Kira steps into Marritza's cell]'' You didn't commit those crimes, and you couldn't stop them. You were only one man.
-->'''Marritza:''' No, don't you see? I have to be punished! We all have to be punished! Major, you have to go out there and tell them I'm Gul Darheel! It's the only way!
-->'''Kira:''' Why are you doing this?!
-->'''Marritza:''' For Cardassia! The only way Cardassia will survive is if it stands before Bajor and admits the truth! My trial will force Cardassia to acknowledge its guilt, and we're guilty, all of us! My death is necessary.
-->'''Kira:''' What you're asking for is another murder. Enough good people have already died. I won't help kill another one.
6th Nov '16 8:33:26 PM katrinahood
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16th Oct '16 3:26:18 PM kkhohoho
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*''Far Beyond the Stars''. He may or may not have just been a figment of Sisko's imagination, but still... Poor Benny...
-->'''Benny''':You can deny me all you want but you can't deny Ben Sisko. He exists! That future, that space station, all those people, they exist in here! In my mind. I created it. And every one of you knew it, you read it. It's here. Do you hear what I'm telling you? You can pulp a story [[YouCannotKillAnIdea but you cannot destroy an idea!]] Don't you understand? That's ancient knowledge, you cannot destroy an idea. That future I created it, and it's real! Don't you understand? It is real. I created it. And it's real! ''It's REAL!''
8th Oct '16 10:18:00 PM wyattte
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This show's focus on gradual CharacterDevelopment and {{Story Arc}}s, as opposed to more of a "problem of the week" formula of ''Trek'' shows past, tend to give the more poignant moments that much more impact. Suffice it to say that if ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' wants you to cry, you ''will'' cry.

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** The end of "Shattered Mirror" will get you every time. The episode has its light moments:Jake is so happy to reconnect with his "mother" the Mirror Jennifer, Captain Sisko is essentially having fun commanding the mirror Defiant. The last scene where she dies is essentially reliving the moments of Wolf 359 all over again. This time however, and older Jake is there with his father to relive that pain. Rewatching this scene does not lessen the impact of the moment.
-->'''Jake''':[after Mirror Jennifer expires] Dad.
-->'''Sisko''':[Embracing his son, sobbing] Let's go home.



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* An unusual entry, I know, but, Nog's true [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcATQUFsz68 reasons for wanting to join Starfleet]] always made me feel absolutely awful. The look on Captain Sisko's face throughout made it even worse; he almost looked ashamed of himself.
** Oh he's ''utterly'' [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone ashamed of himself]]- from the start he'd never considered Nog's request to join Starfleet as anything other than some devious Ferengi scheme for profit and in this scene he virtually ''bullies'' Nog into explaining himself, even physically grabbing and shaking him. Then he finds out that Nog's reasons are heartbreakingly personal and tragic and he realizes he's forced the young man to admit that his own father (whom Nog still loves dearly) is a failure because of his own cultural and racial prejudices. Fortunately, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming he does make it up to Nog.]]
** It's also HilariousInHindsight, considering that Nog's failure of a father becomes the Grand Nagus and leads a successful top-down revolution of the way Ferengi do business.
*** ... But only because Rom began doing the same thing that Nog was doing- not blindly following cultural rules. Both became extremely successful, holding titles of great import- First Ferengi in Starfleet and Grand Nagus- but only by realizing that continuing what they were doing, simply following what they thought society expected, was not sufficient. If that's not a cause for ManlyTears, I don't know what is.

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* An unusual entry, I know, but, One of the most startling moments of CharacterDevelopment on the show is Nog's true [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcATQUFsz68 true reasons for wanting to join Starfleet]] always made me feel absolutely awful. Starfleet]].
-->'''Nog:''' Because I ''don't want to end up like my father!!!''
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The look on Captain Sisko's face throughout made it even worse; he almost looked ashamed of himself.
** Oh he's ''utterly''
[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone ashamed of himself]]- from himself]]. From the start start, he'd never considered Nog's request to join Starfleet as anything other than some devious Ferengi scheme for profit and in this scene he virtually ''bullies'' Nog into explaining himself, even physically grabbing and shaking him. Then he finds out that Nog's reasons are [[IAmNotMyFather heartbreakingly personal and tragic tragic]], and he realizes he's forced the young man to admit that his own father (whom Nog still loves dearly) is a failure because of his own cultural and racial prejudices. Fortunately, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming he does make it up to Nog.]]
** It's also HilariousInHindsight, considering that [[spoiler: Nog's failure of a father becomes the Grand Nagus and leads a successful top-down revolution of the way Ferengi do business.
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business. But only because Rom began doing the same thing that Nog was doing- doing - not blindly following cultural rules. Both became extremely successful, holding titles of great import- First import: first Ferengi in Starfleet Starfleet, and Grand Nagus- Nagus, but only by realizing that continuing what they were doing, simply following what they thought society expected, was not sufficient. sufficient.]] If that's not a cause for ManlyTears, I don't know what is.is?



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* The end of "Shattered Mirror" will get you every time. The episode has its light moments:Jake is so happy to reconnect with his "mother" the Mirror Jennifer, Captain Sisko is essentially having fun commanding the mirror Defiant. The last scene where she dies is essentially reliving the moments of Wolf 359 all over again. This time however, an older Jake is there with his father to relive that pain. Rewatching this scene does not lessen the impact of the moment.
-->'''Jake''':[after Mirror Jennifer expires] Dad.
-->'''Sisko''':[Embracing his son, sobbing] Let's go home.



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-->"Please, don't die. I was going to teach you how to turn into a Tarkalean hawk. Remember?"

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-->"Please, -->'''Odo:''' Please, don't die. I was going to teach you how to turn into a Tarkalean hawk. Remember?"hawk, remember?



* "Doctor Bashir, I Presume". It's revealed that Bashir was mentally impaired as a child, which led to his parents genetically altering him to be much smarter. He's spent his entire medical career holding back, in the fear that if he was just a little too smart he'd be caught, kicked out of medicine, and made a pariah for something ''he has absolutely no control over''. His confrontation with his parents, however, is the worst.
--> '''Bashir''': You used to be my father. Now, you're my architect. A man who designed a better son to replace the defective one he was given.
** It's even worse if you have a child with mental impairment. His mother's description of her anguish about watching him struggle and falling further behind really hits home. I would cheerfully go to prison for the rest of my life to make my son normal, and to make him BETTER than normal I never even dreamed about until I saw this episode. Make me wonder if one of the writers had a child with special needs.
** Thankfully there's a happy tearjerker when mother and father fess up about what they did to the authorities and apologize to Julian, ensuring that they will bear the punishment for their actions and saving both his Starfleet and medical careers.

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* "Doctor Bashir, I Presume". It's revealed that Bashir was mentally impaired as a child, which led to his parents [[{{Transhuman}} genetically altering him to be much smarter. smarter.]] He's spent his entire medical career holding back, in the fear that if he was just a little too smart he'd be caught, kicked out of medicine, and made a pariah for something ''he has absolutely no control over''. His confrontation with his parents, however, is the worst.
--> '''Bashir''': -->'''Bashir''': [[CallingTheOldManOut You used to be my father. Now, you're my architect. ]] A man who designed a better son to replace the defective one he was given.
** It's even worse if you have a child with mental impairment. His mother's description of her anguish about watching him struggle and falling further behind really hits home. I would cheerfully go to prison for the rest of my life to make my son normal, and to make him BETTER than normal I never even dreamed about until I saw this episode. Make me wonder if one of the writers had a child with special needs.
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Thankfully there's a happy tearjerker when mother and father fess up about what they did to the authorities and apologize to Julian, ensuring that they will bear the punishment for their actions and saving both his Starfleet and medical careers.



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** Suffice it to say that if ''Deep Space Nine'' wants you to cry, you ''will'' cry.



* Time's Orphan, 8-year old girl stranded, alone, 300 years in the past. Brought back as a feral girl 10 years (relative to her) later. Eventually, her parents have to send her BACK as her only shot at being happy. Sorry chief, looks like being TheWoobie runs in the family.
** This one ends up inverted though. Feral-Molly ends up arriving in the past mere minutes after her younger self and ends up performing a HeroicSacrifice to send the little girl home, choosing to negate her own existence in the process. So it's a happy ending, but still tear jerking on behalf of Feral Molly.
** That only added to the tears. Would list all the things that add to the tears but that turned into a synopsis (minus the Kirayoshi subplot). This troper would put this episode on a Tear Jerker level with Jurassic Bark (if not higher). After watching it had to go back to the Ferengi episode just prior to stop sniffling.

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* Time's Orphan, "Time's Orphan." 8-year old girl stranded, alone, 300 years in the past. Brought back as a feral girl 10 years (relative to her) later. Eventually, her parents have to send her BACK as her only shot at being happy. Sorry chief, looks like being TheWoobie runs in the family.
** This one ends up inverted though. Feral-Molly ends up arriving in the past mere minutes after her younger self and ends up performing a HeroicSacrifice to send the little girl home, choosing to [[RetGone negate her own existence in the process. process.]] So it's a happy ending, but still tear jerking on behalf of Feral Molly.
** That only added to the tears. Would list all the things that add to the tears but that turned into a synopsis (minus the Kirayoshi subplot). This troper would put this episode on a Tear Jerker level with Jurassic Bark (if not higher). After watching it had to go back to the Ferengi episode just prior to stop sniffling.-->'''Feral!Molly:''' Molly home.



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*** Let's just agree that it's [[FridgeHorror best not to think about how utterly horrible the lives of all the Vorta and Jem'Hadar are.]] They're both species that were fully screwed over by uncaring creators.

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*** Let's just agree that it's [[FridgeHorror best not to think about how utterly horrible the lives of all the Vorta and Jem'Hadar are.]] They're both species that were fully screwed over by uncaring creators.creators.
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7th Oct '16 10:33:50 AM wyattte
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* Don't forget the sequence of memories from "What You Leave Behind" as our heroes reminisce about the past seven years before going their separate ways. Try watching that without tearing up.

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* Don't forget the The sequence of memories from "What You Leave Behind" as our heroes O'Brien, Worf, Quark and Sisko reminisce about the past seven years before going their separate ways. Try watching that without tearing up.



** Kira and Odo's parting scene as Odo enters the Great Link in "What You Leave Behind."

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** The final moment with Jake; Kira and Odo's parting scene comforting him as Odo enters the Great Link in "What You Leave Behind."he looks out into space, wondering when/if he'll ever see [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence his father]] again.
4th Oct '16 8:30:44 AM wyattte
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* "It's Only A Paper Moon," and Nog's [[DespairEventHorizon crying fit]] to Vic Fontaine. He honestly thought he was untouchable, until [[spoiler: he lost a leg two episodes earlier.]] Now he's truly ''afraid'', for the first time. It hits harder since all this time we've [[CharacterDevelopment watched him grow]] from a rascal running around on the station with Jake, into a model Starfleet officer, and we're reminded all too suddenly that in the grand scheme of things, Nog's still only young, and he's in the middle of a war.
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