History TearJerker / Touhou

16th Jun '17 7:59:50 PM Luigifan
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=majdtmwRWfU Yuyuko's]] backstory is just as bawl-worthy. Her ability was, at first, to manipulate spirits of the dead. As time went on, it grew stronger and stronger, to the point of being able to will death onto mortals. Terrified of her ability, she committed suicide, and her body was used to seal off a misfortune-bringing tree, which later lead to the events of ''Perfect Cherry Blossom''.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=majdtmwRWfU Yuyuko's]] backstory is just as bawl-worthy. Her ability was, at first, to manipulate spirits of the dead. As time went on, it grew stronger and stronger, to the point of being able to will death onto mortals. Terrified of her ability, she committed suicide, and her body was used to seal off a misfortune-bringing tree, which later lead led to the events of ''Perfect Cherry Blossom''.



* Koishi Komeiji's backstory is also pretty saddening. Like her sister Satori, she was born with the power to read minds, however she hated the fear it caused people towards her, so she closed her third eye to prevent herself from reading other people's minds. Sadly this included herself, denying her to ability to think, leaving her as an EmptyShell who can only communicate to people through her subconscious. Even worse, unlike her sister, she [[WalkingTheEarth travels around Gensokyo]] and whoever looks away from her after seeing her will forget they ever saw her, meaning that she practically doesn't exist except to the people who have prior knowledge of her. And if that wasn't enough, her dialogue after her fight with Reimu and Marisa implies that she is starting to feel [[HopeIsScary regretful]].
** Hopeless Masquerade has her actually expressing some emotions and thoughs, [[YankTheDogsChain however]], [[spoiler: this is due to her having the Mask of Hope, and when she gives it to Kokoro, it's implied that she will go back to her EmptyShell state]]. If there is any consolation, Byakuren does mention that by being an EmptyShell, Koishi is close to Enlightenment.

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* Koishi Komeiji's backstory is also pretty saddening. Like her sister Satori, she was born with the power to read minds, however she hated the fear it caused people towards her, so she closed her third eye to prevent herself from reading other people's minds. Sadly this included herself, denying her to the ability to think, leaving her as an EmptyShell who can only communicate to people through her subconscious. Even worse, unlike her sister, she [[WalkingTheEarth travels around Gensokyo]] and whoever looks away from her after seeing her will forget they ever saw her, meaning that she practically doesn't exist except to the people who have prior knowledge of her. And if that wasn't enough, her dialogue after her fight with Reimu and Marisa implies that she is starting to feel [[HopeIsScary regretful]].
** Hopeless Masquerade has her actually expressing some emotions and thoughs, thoughts; [[YankTheDogsChain however]], [[spoiler: this [[spoiler:this is due to her having the Mask of Hope, and when she gives it to Kokoro, it's implied that she will go back to her EmptyShell state]]. If there is any consolation, Byakuren does mention that by being an EmptyShell, Koishi is close to Enlightenment.



* While this is a fanwork, Cool&Create's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40fwAWEiE3M&feature=response_watch S Complex]]'' puts a really tragic spin on the less memorable Aki sister, Shizuha. [[spoiler:She loves her sister dearly, but feels left out and lonely because Minoriko is constantly being invited to feasts. Harsh words are said, and Shizuha's heart is broken]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMPQWjb0rZo Double Scarlet]] tells a story about the Scarlet Sisters. [[spoiler:At the beginning, Flandre and Remilia are lonely, so, with the help of Patchouli Knowledge, they go conquering lands and make friends with Sakuya Izayoi and Hong Meiling after [[DefeatMeansFriendship besting them in battle]]. Over time, though, Flandre becomes more distant from Remilia, and is locked up in the basement. Patchouli shows Remilia a picture depicting the sisters holding hands that Flandre drew. Overcome with guilt, Remilia runs into the basement [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and shares a tearful and apologetic hug with the sister she's been ignoring for some time]]]].
* The [[{{Doujinshi}} fancomic]] ''Red Sky of Japonesia'', where Shikeiki passes judgement on Remilia for her crimes against her sister, has a massive double whammy in its second half: [[spoiler:first, Shikeiki defeats Remilia in danmaku combat ''very'' thoroughly, [[BreakTheHaughty completely shattering Remilia's facade of being an arrogant, in-control vampiress]] and causing her to scream for help in ''exactly the same way her sister did'' while locked in the basement, and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone making her realise the weight of what she did to her own sister]]; the second whammy comes when Flandre interrupts Shikeiki's judgement to ''forgive'' her sister of the crime of locking her away out of fear of her power to destroy, [[TakingTheBullet absorbing Shikeiki's danmaku barrage]] and giving her sister a tearful hug.]] It's difficult to hold the tears in after that.
* [[http://safebooru.donmai.us/post/show/919702/airplane-alternate_wings-animal-apple-ascot-bear-b This]] image provides good clue to how Flandre really feels mixed with a small dose of NightmareFuel. It really makes one start to question her insanity.

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* While this is a fanwork, Cool&Create's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40fwAWEiE3M&feature=response_watch S Complex]]'' puts a really tragic spin on the less memorable Aki sister, Shizuha. [[spoiler:She loves her sister dearly, but feels left out and lonely because Minoriko is constantly being invited to feasts. Harsh words are said, and Shizuha's heart is broken]].
broken.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMPQWjb0rZo Double Scarlet]] tells a story about the Scarlet Sisters. [[spoiler:At the beginning, Flandre and Remilia are lonely, so, with the help of Patchouli Knowledge, they go conquering lands and make friends with Sakuya Izayoi and Hong Meiling after [[DefeatMeansFriendship besting them in battle]]. Over time, though, Flandre becomes more distant from Remilia, and is locked up in the basement. Patchouli shows Remilia a picture depicting the sisters holding hands that Flandre drew. Overcome with guilt, Remilia runs into the basement [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and shares a tearful and apologetic hug with the sister she's been ignoring for some time]]]].
time]].]]
* The [[{{Doujinshi}} fancomic]] ''Red Sky of Japonesia'', where Shikeiki passes judgement on Remilia for her crimes against her sister, has a massive double whammy in its second half: [[spoiler:first, Shikeiki defeats Remilia in danmaku combat ''very'' thoroughly, ''[[CurbStompBattle very]]'' [[CurbStompBattle thoroughly]], [[BreakTheHaughty completely shattering Remilia's facade of being an arrogant, in-control vampiress]] and causing her to scream for help in ''exactly the same way her sister did'' while locked in the basement, and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone making her realise the weight of what she did to her own sister]]; the second whammy comes when Flandre interrupts Shikeiki's judgement to ''forgive'' her sister of the crime of locking her away out of fear of her power to destroy, [[TakingTheBullet absorbing Shikeiki's danmaku barrage]] and giving her sister a tearful hug.]] It's difficult to hold the tears in after that.
* [[http://safebooru.donmai.us/post/show/919702/airplane-alternate_wings-animal-apple-ascot-bear-b This]] image provides a good clue to how Flandre really feels mixed with a small dose of NightmareFuel. It really makes one start to question her insanity.



* The final stage of the fangame ''Concealed The Conclusion'', where it is revealed that [[spoiler:Reimu is dying, and when she dies, [[DreamApocalypse all of Gensokyo will go with her]]. After battling through countless foes, Marisa, perhaps Reimu's greatest friend, has to face her down in one final danmaku duel]].

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* The final stage of the fangame ''Concealed The Conclusion'', ''VideoGame/ConcealedTheConclusion'', where it is revealed that [[spoiler:Reimu is dying, and when she dies, [[DreamApocalypse all of Gensokyo will go with her]]. After battling through countless foes, Marisa, perhaps Reimu's greatest friend, has to face her down in one final danmaku duel]].



*** For those of you how are tired of a Sakuya dying, and like their tear jerker with a side of nightmare fuel; [[http://safebooru.donmai.us/post/show/1007524/ try this]].

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*** For those of you how who are tired of a Sakuya dying, and like their tear jerker with a side of nightmare fuel; [[http://safebooru.donmai.us/post/show/1007524/ try this]].



** Not only that, the story hints that the shrine maidens life is very short and needs to have a child early in order to ensure the bloodline and the safety of Gensokyou continues.

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** Not only that, the story hints that the shrine maidens maiden's life is very short and needs to have a child early in order to ensure the bloodline and the safety of Gensokyou continues.



** In the author's own words, "This is a story of when Hakurei Reimu was still young and the man-eating youkai (Rumia) was big." It can be split up into two parts: the heartwarming story of a newly formed family and the emotional [[spoiler: spiral out of control as Rumia's man-eating instincts take over, leading to death of the elder Hakurei miko, memory wipes, and a load of]] DAMN YOU YUKARI!!
** Luckily, there is the sequel, that ends up with a BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Rumia regaining her memories and adult-like appearnace and fighting against Reimu. After Rumia is defeated, she begs Reimu for forgiveness for having killed her mother years ago before she fades away. And all the while Marisa and the others are bawling their eyes out.]] Ouch.
*** Mercifully, the final episode ends on a much happier, albeit still slightly bittersweet note: [[spoiler: Reimu shatters reality with Fantasy Heaven to resurrect Rumia, and they and Yukari all get to say goodbye to Reimu's Mother. In the end, Reimu and Rumia are holding hands.]]

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** In the author's own words, "This is a story of when Hakurei Reimu was still young and the man-eating youkai (Rumia) was big." It can be split up into two parts: the heartwarming story of a newly formed family and the emotional [[spoiler: spiral [[spoiler:spiral out of control as Rumia's man-eating instincts take over, leading to the death of the elder Hakurei miko, memory wipes, and a load of]] DAMN YOU YUKARI!!
** Luckily, there is the sequel, that ends up with a BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Rumia [[spoiler:Rumia regaining her memories and adult-like appearnace and fighting against Reimu. After Rumia is defeated, she begs Reimu for forgiveness for having killed her mother years ago before she fades away. And all the while Marisa and the others are bawling their eyes out.]] Ouch.
*** Mercifully, the final episode ends on a much happier, albeit still slightly bittersweet note: [[spoiler: Reimu [[spoiler:Reimu shatters reality with Fantasy Heaven to resurrect Rumia, and they and Yukari all get to say goodbye to Reimu's Mother. In the end, Reimu and Rumia are holding hands.]]



* The fanmade arrangement of Flandre's theme U.N. Owen Was Her [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL7-uxTFWf8 "495 GO! Little Sister Emotion]] sounds chirpy and has a TastesLikeDiabetes video, but then you read the [[http://lyricstranslate.com/en/495-go-little-sister-emotion-495-go-little-sisters-emotion-emotion-little-sister.html lyrics.]]
* The fangame TouhouALive [[spoiler: Fantasy Chapter: Lots of people die, and that's BEFORE the end of the scenario. Also some in the earlier chapters. Everyone save Shang, Alice, and Reisen die aboard the Momento Mori. Kaguya is assimilated by liquified humans at the end of Mokou's chapter, Anyone fed the Slave Drug is turned into a zombie that requires specialized air tanks to live, and to power Patchouli Robo; the Marisa Yukkuri sacrifices itself using its' filling to make fuel. Also the humans whose flesh makes Yagokoro Rapid Drugs (Fully heals party). And the humans who are hooked up and drained of their life force.]]
** [[spoiler: Also in the Fantasy Chapter, Mima experiences what Oersted did and just like him, she snapped]]

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* The fanmade arrangement of Flandre's theme U.N. Owen Was Her [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL7-uxTFWf8 "495 GO! Little Sister Emotion]] Emotion"]] sounds chirpy and has a TastesLikeDiabetes video, but then you read the [[http://lyricstranslate.com/en/495-go-little-sister-emotion-495-go-little-sisters-emotion-emotion-little-sister.html lyrics.]]
* The fangame TouhouALive [[spoiler: Fantasy VideoGame/TouhouALive [[spoiler:Fantasy Chapter: Lots of people die, and that's BEFORE the end of the scenario. Also some in the earlier chapters. Everyone save Shang, Alice, and Reisen die aboard the Momento Mori. Kaguya is assimilated by liquified humans at the end of Mokou's chapter, Anyone anyone fed the Slave Drug is turned into a zombie that requires specialized air tanks to live, and to power Patchouli Robo; the Marisa Yukkuri sacrifices itself using its' filling to make fuel. Also the humans whose flesh makes Yagokoro Rapid Drugs (Fully heals party). And the humans who are hooked up and drained of their life force.]]
** [[spoiler: Also [[spoiler:Also in the Fantasy Chapter, Mima experiences what Oersted did did, and just like him, she snapped]]snapped.]]
24th Oct '16 3:36:45 AM AceOfScarabs
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* The music video for the SOUND HOLIC song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWMBnFoSrWU Priere]] frames Remilia's implied past and her deepest fears in a nightmare: She and Flandre were victims of child abuse as vampire children, until the scarlet moon gave her the strength to bloodily free themselves from imprisonment. It then depicts her having accidentally killed Sakuya during a bloody rampage, and her sorrow and regret at having killed someone dear to her in anger. The music video also implies that Flandre bears severe emotional scars from that dark past, and still stays in the Scarlet Mansion basement anyway because she loves her sister that much.
20th Oct '16 2:04:53 PM Chabal2
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* Some fans make Junko's situation even worse by showing her as [[http://safebooru.donmai.us/posts/2333489 never having gotten over]] [[http://safebooru.donmai.us/posts/2474956 her son's death.]]
15th Aug '16 10:51:15 PM Mhazard
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** The fan PV [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShIocRk7Tcc Loitering Darkness]] focuses on her HeroicSacrifice to seal off the tree, it is both heroic and heartwrenching.
19th Mar '16 10:52:20 AM mlsmithca
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[[Fanfic/TouhouTonari http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Touhou_Tonari_Yuyuko_2338.png]]

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* Some music from the series can be sad, too. See "Legend of Hourai", "Soul's Resting Place", and "The Purest Sky and Sea". YourMileageMayVary, though.

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* Some music from the series can be sad, too. See "Legend of Hourai", "Soul's Resting Place", and "The Purest Sky and Sea". YourMileageMayVary, though.
18th Mar '16 1:49:06 PM RashandFierce
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* Some music from the series can be sad, too. See "Legend of Hourai", "Soul's Resting Place", and "The Purest Sky and Sea". YourMileageMayVary, though.
8th Nov '15 9:55:09 PM GiantCaveMushroom
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* Junko's backstory, what with possible having lost her husband to another woman, and then learning that her [[OutlivingOnesOffspring son was killed]] by the same man, causing her to become mad with grief and resentment to the point she became a spirit representing her own feelings of anger and sorrow, with no other purpose to existence than to feel an everlasting hatred.

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* Junko's backstory, what with possible possibly having lost her husband to another woman, and then learning that her [[OutlivingOnesOffspring son was killed]] by the same man, causing her to become mad with grief and resentment to the point she became a spirit representing her own feelings of anger and sorrow, with no other purpose to existence than to feel an everlasting hatred.
8th Nov '15 8:00:23 AM JustShortByProxy
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* Junko's backstory, what with possible having lost her husband to another woman, and then learn that her [[OutlivingOnesOffspring son was killed]] by the same man, causing her to become mad with grief and resentment to the point she is a spirit representing her own feelings of anger and sorrow, with no other purpose than to feel an everlasting hatred.

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* Junko's backstory, what with possible having lost her husband to another woman, and then learn learning that her [[OutlivingOnesOffspring son was killed]] by the same man, causing her to become mad with grief and resentment to the point she is became a spirit representing her own feelings of anger and sorrow, with no other purpose to existence than to feel an everlasting hatred.
7th Nov '15 7:34:52 AM GiantCaveMushroom
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*Junko's backstory, what with possible having lost her husband to another woman, and then learn that her [[OutlivingOnesOffspring son was killed]] by the same man, causing her to become mad with grief and resentment to the point she is a spirit representing her own feelings of anger and sorrow, with no other purpose than to feel an everlasting hatred.
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