History TearJerker / TheSandman

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.
11th Aug '15 1:19:30 PM Aardvadillo
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**Just before the ending to ''Brief Lives'' Morpheus views at his memories, remembering how heartless he was towards his son. If you look closely, you can see that he's crying.
21st Apr '15 12:54:23 PM TheFoolTool
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** Even worse is that his father did care about him. When Shakespeare meets Dream for the lat time, one of the first things he asks if Hamnet would have [[spoiler: lived]] if he had never made the deal with Dream.

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** Even worse is that his father did care about him. When Shakespeare meets Dream for the lat last time, one of the first things he asks if Hamnet would have [[spoiler: lived]] if he had never made the deal with Dream.
21st Apr '15 12:53:55 PM TheFoolTool
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** Even worse is that his father did care about him. When Shakespeare meets Dream for the lat time, one of the first things he asks if Hamnet would have [[spoiler: lived]] if he had never made the deal with Dream.
29th Mar '15 6:56:18 PM wittylibrarian
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** The ending to ''Brief Lives'', a montage of the minor characters met during the tale, each of them coping with a loss underscoring just how brief a life really is. With Andros at the end [[spoiler:realizing he will not live long enough to taste the cherries that will bloom from Orpheus' tree.]]
11th Feb '15 8:38:23 PM Kuruni
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* "The Sound of her Wings", where Dream follows his sister Death on her daily work, always make it for this troper, all because of this page. It is just so... '''''real.'''''
-->'''Mother:''' [=OOtchacootchacoo?=]
-->'''Baby:''' babababa!
-->[Mother leaves to pick up the milk bottle, Death takes the baby in her arms]
-->'''Baby:''' [=KKK...=] ''[Now in Death's Realm]''... But... is that all there '''''was?''''' Is that all I get?
-->'''Death:''' Yes, I am afraid so.
-->'''[The Sound of Her Wings]'''
-->'''Mother:''' Look, booful, Mama's got you something lovely... honey?... '''''NO!!!'''''
* This troper's tearjerker moment for this series was in ''The Doll's House'' -- all the little sequences of Jed's adventures in the dream-world, which are all very sweet and cutesy, and the contrast with the panels of what's really happening when he wakes up. I must have read that same comic a million times, and I still sniffle. Every. ''Single''. Time. (They are also in a small way [[NightmareFuel nightmarish]] -- such as the one where he wakes from a dream about setting loose the verbal gerbils, which are still very cute-looking, to being bitten by rats.)



* This troper cried, for the first time in months, at the end of the ''A Game of You''. She finds it hard to believe that nobody else cried [[spoiler: when Death came to pick up Wanda. And she looked so beautiful... This troper also started crying when the woman Barbie was talking to said how nice Alvin looked in his suit, with his hair cut. "She was so proud of her hair."]]
** Barbie scrawling Wanda's given name off [[spoiler:her grave]] with her favorite lipstick and writing her real one. It might've been too similar to a scene from the TV miniseries ''Roots'' but it did finish the book in a powerful, emotional bang.



* Is this troper the only one whose heart broke for Delirium when she got to the "I had to be...I had to be... It hurt." part? A single panel drives home the point ''hard'' that there's a real, deep sadness underneath Delirium's FunPersonified and CloudCuckoolander personality.
** For this troper it was an earlier bit in the ''Brief Lives'' arc: Delirium has just had dinner with Dream, and annoyed him by accidentally reminding him of his recent break-up. When Dream finally gets round to asking her (with his usual icy formality) what she wants, she bursts into tears and sobs out how she was afraid he was probably going to be "all horrible" to her and he's "so scary" so she was trying ''really'' hard to "be good" but he was still being "horrid" and she was "doing [her] best" but messed it up anyway and now he would "say no and be horrible and it's all a mess and it's [her] fault". Dream's sincere apology (quite rare for him,) may be heartwarming, but it then becomes sad again when she immediately thinks he's making fun of her, because he's ''never'' apologised to her in the billions of years they've known each other. It's a really sad and all too human example of a mentally damaged childlike figure trying to get the approval of the intimidating AloofBigBrother and failing because she just ''can't'' keep her thoughts together and operate on a level he would accept.
*** It's also sad because while Dream may get irritated with Delirium he doesn't actually treat her all that differently from anyone else; he is just as distant and coldly polite with everybody, and was clearly genuinely surprised and remorseful when Delirium told him how much it hurt her. He was also truly mystified when she asked if he was making fun of her; his [[TheStoic type of]] [[TheComicallySerious personality]] would make it virtually impossible for him to do that, and so Delirium always being "scared he's laughing at [her], behind his face" is simply due to them not understanding each other. Or, it might be truer to say, due to Dream's unwillingness to listen to anyone else and see things from their perspective stopping him from seeing how much he's hurting his little sister with behaviour that, to him, seems completely natural and inoffensive. All in all, this exchange is a sad snapshot of a DysfunctionalFamily that is all too realistic to be easy reading.



** For this troper, the moment was when [[spoiler:the Archangel Duma gave his farewell - one single tear, containing both grief for the fallen and hope at the same time]]. For the record, this troper is a guy.
** There are way too many moments in ''The Wake'' that were Tear Jerkers for this Troper. [[spoiler:Despair's speech for one: "And you will forget: Death or life will take him from your minds, I know... But I shall remember him."]] gave this troper chills.
*** This troper is pissed at how scared everyone looked at that moment. [[spoiler:Despair's]] speech is probably the most touching of the sibling's speeches especially when you realize [[spoiler:since her first incarnation died, she's known him the shortest amount of time]].



** Not to mention Matthew screaming at Mervyn, telling him that he's dead and that he shouldn't be alive again. Seems like a typical grief rant until you realise that [[spoiler:Daniel]] was able to bring back everyone in the Dreaming... except for [[spoiler:Morpheus]]. This rant had this troper really tearing up.



** [[@/{{Delcan}} This troper]] cries for Bast, who gives her speech quietly knowing that it's not long before she dies, too. "And now he is gone. And I am old."
17th Dec '14 6:17:28 AM MrDeary
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**Not to mention Matthew screaming at Mervyn, telling him that he's dead and that he shouldn't be alive again. Seems like a typical grief rant until you realise that [[spoiler:Daniel]] was able to bring back everyone in the Dreaming... except for [[spoiler:Morpheus]]. This rant had this troper really tearing up.
9th Sep '14 11:26:48 PM NobodysSavior
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***Arguably, also heartwarming, if only a little. Every brilliant series ends eventually, and you have to say goodbye, but it isn't often that the series itself says it back. Which is what "The Wake" arc really is.
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