History TearJerker / SupermanTheAnimatedSeries

20th Jan '18 2:00:39 PM hellwolf99
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** The episode has some pretty tragic RealitySubtext too. [[spoiler: The original plan was to kill off either one or ''both'' of the Kents, only to have them brought back in a later episode. After Jack Kirby died in real life however, and to keep a sense of actual cost to Darksied's invasion, the script was changed to kill off Dan Turpin in order to allow the writers to give The King a sendoff.]]
28th Nov '17 4:26:03 AM SorPepita
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* The whole sequence at the start of "Little Girl Lost" when Superman investigates the remains of his home planet, he comes across a distress signal that leads him to the frozen world Argo. There, he finds a hologram of a scientist named Kala, who explains that Argo had been the sister planet to Krypton. When Krypton was destroyed, it threw Argo out of their suns orbit, killing millions, and dooming the last survivors to a slow death of cold and starvation. Her surviving family was put in [[HumanPopsicle stasis]] and with tears in her eyes, she desperately pleads for rescue. The camera then pans to the pods, [[CryonicsFailure all of which have failed]]... except for Kala's daughter, the future-Supergirl.
--> '''Superman''': I'm too late...



* The whole sequence at the start of "Little Girl Lost" when Superman investigates the remains of his home planet, he comes across a distress signal that leads him to the frozen world Argo. There, he finds a hologram of a scientist named Kala, who explains that Argo had been the sister planet to Krypton. When Krypton was destroyed, it threw Argo out of their suns orbit, killing millions, and dooming the last survivors to a slow death of cold and starvation. Her surviving family was put in [[HumanPopsicle stasis]] and with tears in her eyes, she desperately pleads for rescue. The camera then pans to the pods, [[CryonicsFailure all of which have failed]]... except for Kala's daughter, the future-Supergirl.
--> '''Superman''': I'm too late...
26th Nov '17 1:49:44 AM SorPepita
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* "Apokolips...Now!"
** * When [[spoiler:Dan Turpin is killed]]. It's just so freakin' senseless, petty, and above all completely [[WhamEpisode out of nowhere]]. The fact that he's based on the late, great Creator/JackKirby makes it sting even more.

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* "Apokolips... Now!"
** * When [[spoiler:Dan Turpin is killed]]. It's just so freakin' senseless, petty, and above all completely [[WhamEpisode out of nowhere]]. The fact that he's based on the late, great Creator/JackKirby makes it sting even more.



-->'''Bizarro''': [[CloningBlues Me not Superman. You Superman...]] [[HeroicSacrifice Superman...save...Lois...]]\\\

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-->'''Bizarro''': [[CloningBlues Me not Superman. You Superman...]] [[HeroicSacrifice Superman...save... save... Lois...]]\\\
15th Jan '17 12:21:10 AM CaptainTedium
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* The whole sequence at the start of "Little Girl Lost" when Superman investigates the remains of his home planet, he comes across a distress signal that leads him to the frozen world Argo. There, he finds a hologram of a scientist named Kala, who explains that Argo had been the sister planet to Krypton. When Krypton was destroyed, it threw Argo out of their suns orbit, killing millions, and dooming the last survivors to a slow death of cold and starvation. Her surviving family was put in [[HumanPopsicle stasis]] and with tears in her eyes, she desperately pleads for rescue. The camera then pans to the pods, [[PopsicleSplat all of which have failed]]... except for Kala's daughter, the future-Supergirl.

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* The whole sequence at the start of "Little Girl Lost" when Superman investigates the remains of his home planet, he comes across a distress signal that leads him to the frozen world Argo. There, he finds a hologram of a scientist named Kala, who explains that Argo had been the sister planet to Krypton. When Krypton was destroyed, it threw Argo out of their suns orbit, killing millions, and dooming the last survivors to a slow death of cold and starvation. Her surviving family was put in [[HumanPopsicle stasis]] and with tears in her eyes, she desperately pleads for rescue. The camera then pans to the pods, [[PopsicleSplat [[CryonicsFailure all of which have failed]]... except for Kala's daughter, the future-Supergirl.
22nd Nov '16 11:15:15 AM HeroGal2347
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* "The Late Mr. Kent":
** Everyone's responses to [[FakingTheDead Clark being dead]], but especially Lois'.

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* "The Late Mr. Kent":
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Kent": Everyone's responses to [[FakingTheDead Clark being dead]], but especially Lois'.dead]].
** Lois' is particularly tearjerking.
20th Nov '16 6:46:56 PM HeroGal2347
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* As early as the first episode, with Krypton's destruction, which is made even sadder and poignant by the beautiful soundtrack. Right at the beginning of the cataclysm and the arrival of another earthquake comes this exchange:

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* As early as the first episode, with "The Last Son of Krypton":
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Krypton's destruction, which is made even sadder and poignant by the beautiful soundtrack. Right at the beginning of the cataclysm and the arrival of another earthquake comes this exchange:



** "I'm not a freak. I'm not! I'M NOT!"

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** "I'm Superman's reaction to finding out he's not human: "No, it's not true! I'm not a freak. I'm not! I'M NOT!"



* "Ghost in the Machine": Mercy, trapped under a load of debris, calls to Luthor for help...and he abandons her. The look on her face as she answers his call shows she's been truly shaken.
* The reactions to [[FakingTheDead Clark being dead]] in "The Late Mr. Kent". Especially Lois

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* "Ghost in the Machine": Mercy, trapped under a load of debris, calls to Luthor for help...and he abandons her. The look on her face as she answers his call at the end of the episode shows she's been truly shaken.
* The reactions "The Late Mr. Kent":
** Everyone's responses
to [[FakingTheDead Clark being dead]] in "The Late Mr. Kent". Especially Loisdead]], but especially Lois'.



** In that same vein, Jimmy's reaction at the funeral. It's minor and in the background, but you can see the poor kid weeping for his good friend, you just want to give the poor boy a hug.
* The ending to "Apokolips...Now!" has Superman crying within the episode. Not that the ending wasn't such for the viewers as well...

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** In that same vein, Jimmy's reaction at the funeral. It's minor and in the background, but you can see the poor kid weeping for his good friend, you friend. You just want to give the poor boy a hug.
* The ending to "Apokolips...Now!" has Superman crying within the episode. Not Now!"
** * When [[spoiler:Dan Turpin is killed]]. It's just so freakin' senseless, petty, and above all completely [[WhamEpisode out of nowhere]]. The fact
that he's based on the ending wasn't such for the viewers as well...late, great Creator/JackKirby makes it sting even more.



* When [[spoiler:Dan Turpin is killed]]. It's just so freakin' senseless, petty, and above all completely [[WhamEpisode out of nowhere]].

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* When [[spoiler:Dan Turpin is killed]]. It's just so freakin' senseless, petty, and above all completely [[WhamEpisode out of nowhere]].** The ending has Superman crying within the episode. Not that the ending wasn't such for the viewers as well...



** The fact that he's based on the late, great Creator/JackKirby makes it sting even more.



* The end of the whole series, with [[spoiler:Superman's brainwashed attack on Metropolis having turned much of the planet against him.]] Thank god the DCAU continued so this didn't become the actual ending for this version of him.
** And there's one line from [[Recap/SupermanTheAnimatedSeriesS3E12E13Legacy that episode]] that is both a {{TearJerker}} and utterly [[NightmareFuel spine-chilling]]: [[AGodAmI "Here, I am God."]]

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* "[[Recap/SupermanTheAnimatedSeriesS3E12E13Legacy Legacy]]":
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The end of the whole series, with [[spoiler:Superman's brainwashed attack on Metropolis having turned much of the planet against him.]] Thank god the DCAU continued so this didn't become the actual ending for this version of him.
** And there's one line from [[Recap/SupermanTheAnimatedSeriesS3E12E13Legacy The people of Apokolips are so broken and bent to the will of Darkseid that episode]] when Superman gives him a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown, tossing him to the ground in defeat and declares to the slaves of Apokolips that is they're free, they pick Darkseid up to help him heal. They're so far beyond the DespairEventHorizon that they can't even conceive of being without Darkseid, no matter how cruel he is.
** Darkseid's response,
both a {{TearJerker}} and utterly [[NightmareFuel spine-chilling]]: [[AGodAmI "Here, I am God."]]"]]
** Just the fact that Darkseid ''literally'' feeds off the misery of his people.



* The people of Apokolips are so broken and bent to the will of Darkseid that when Superman gives him a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown, tossing him to the ground in defeat and declares to the slaves of Apokolips that they're free, they pick Darkseid up to help him heal. They're so far beyond the DespairEventHorizon that they can't even conceive of being without Darkseid, no matter how cruel he is.
* Just the fact that Darkseid ''literally'' feeds off the misery of his people.
20th Nov '16 4:35:07 PM starkitty93
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** In that same vein, Jimmy's reaction at the funeral. It's minor and in the background, but you can see the poor kid weeping for his good friend, you just want to give the poor boy a hug.
9th Nov '16 9:14:04 AM nombretomado
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** The fact that he's based on the late, great JackKirby makes it sting even more.

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** The fact that he's based on the late, great JackKirby Creator/JackKirby makes it sting even more.
4th Jul '16 12:24:33 PM quackytrope
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* Just the fact that Darkseid ''literally'' feeds off the misery of his people.
4th Jul '16 12:08:52 PM quackytrope
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** Superman's reaction to [[spoiler: Dan Turpin's death]]. He howls with rage, and starts tearing Darkseid's machine apart. Up until this point, we've never seen Superman ''this'' angry before.
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