History TearJerker / TheSandman

10th Feb '18 12:38:14 PM ThallianGold
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* In "24 Hours," a diner waitress is an aspiring writer who gives all her stories happy endings. In her internal monologue, she says this is because if you take any story to its conclusion, everyone dies. [[IfOnlyYouKnew She has no idea how true this is for her]], nor for [[{{Foreshadowing}} the series in general.]]
8th Dec '17 7:53:32 PM NCToni
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** Something that's both a TearJerker and FridgeHorror is the idea that Morpheus may very well have been orchestrating this ending since before the main timeline of the comic began, as far back as [[spoiler:what happened with his son, Orpheus]]. Death [[Lampshading lampshades]] this, and the story supports it, repainting the events of the comics as an elaborate and subconsciously planned [[spoiler:suicide]], every event lining up to bring about the ending.

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** Something that's both a TearJerker and FridgeHorror is the idea that Morpheus may very well have been orchestrating this ending since before the main timeline of the comic began, as far back as [[spoiler:what happened with his son, Orpheus]]. Death [[Lampshading lampshades]] and Nuala both lampshade this, and the story supports it, repainting the events of the comics as an elaborate and subconsciously planned [[spoiler:suicide]], every event lining up to bring about the ending.
8th Dec '17 7:52:35 PM NCToni
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** Something that's both a TearJerker and FridgeHorror is the idea that Morpheus may very well have been orchestrating this ending since before the main timeline of the comic began, as far back as [[spoiler:what happened with his son, Orpheus]]. Death [[Lampshading lampshades]] this, and the story supports it, repainting the events of the comics as an elaborate and subconsciously planned [[spoiler:suicide]], every event lining up to bring about the ending.
8th Dec '17 7:22:33 PM NCToni
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* Morpheus returns to the Dreaming after being imprisoned for more than seventy years... only to find his land barren, his castle in ruins, and nearly all of the dreams, nightmares, and servants are gone, save Lucien, the librarian (now sans a library) and the few who couldn't go anywhere else. His shocked, heartbroken expression when he sees the remains of the castle is startling, as is how utterly defeated he looks once he realizes what's happened.
-->'''Lucien:''' Hurts me too, lord.
--> '''Morpheus:''' yes... hurts...
7th Dec '17 3:26:04 PM NCToni
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* In ''The Wake'', when Despair receives the message for [[spoiler:Dream's funeral]], we can see the pictures in her gallery, of those who have been struck by despair. One of them in [[NotSoStoic Destiny]].

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* In ''The Wake'', when Despair receives the message for [[spoiler:Dream's funeral]], we can see the pictures in her gallery, of those who have been struck by despair. One of them in is [[NotSoStoic Destiny]].



* When Lucifer is asked if he would return to Hell, he looks dead for a moment before laughing hysterically.

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* When Lucifer is asked if he would return to Hell, he looks dead for a moment before laughing hysterically.hysterically.
--> ''No.''
* Rose is a Dream Vortex - a being that by its very nature tears apart the Dreaming, and the only way to stop terrible and permanent damage from happening (again) is to kill her. Dream's quiet apologies as he attempts to do just this are almost as heartbreaking as Rose's defiance and ultimate acceptance of her fate.
--> '''Rose:''' ''FORCRISSAKES!'' Look, just do it. Stop friggin' apologizing and just ''do'' whatever you're going to do.
22nd Mar '17 9:33:19 PM ThallianGold
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* During "The Sound of Her Wings," a mother ducks out of her baby's room to get a bottle for her child, who's dead by the time she returns two panels later.
11th Jan '17 5:12:02 PM Epicazeroth
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* Morpheus' confession to Shakespeare in the final issue: "I am...in my fashion...an island."

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* Morpheus' confession to Shakespeare in the final issue: "I am... in my fashion...an island."



* Nuala's realization of Dream's motivation for everything post Brief Lives. [[spoiler: "You... you want them to kill you, don't you? You want to be punished for your son's death."]] The look on Dream's face the next panel is heartwrenching.

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* Nuala's realization of Dream's motivation for everything post Brief Lives.post–''Brief Lives''. [[spoiler: "You... you want them to kill you, don't you? You want to be punished for your son's death."]] The look on Dream's face the next panel is heartwrenching.


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* In ''The Wake'', when Despair receives the message for [[spoiler:Dream's funeral]], we can see the pictures in her gallery, of those who have been struck by despair. One of them in [[NotSoStoic Destiny]].
26th Apr '16 2:23:53 AM 06tele
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** Specifically, the expression on Death's face when she utters the below line: sad for him personally, but no more sentimental about his death than for any of the others in the entire saga.
--->'''Death''': [[spoiler: Dream?]] Take my hand.
15th Mar '16 11:25:17 PM VS-Milton
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* When Lucifer is asked if he would return to Hell. He looks dead for a moment before laughing hysterically.

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* When Lucifer is asked if he would return to Hell. He Hell, he looks dead for a moment before laughing hysterically.
22nd Jan '16 9:57:02 AM Kuruni
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** It was [[spoiler:Nada's farewell to him toward the end of the funeral]] that pushed this editor over the edge and into open bawling.
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