History Tearjerker / BabylonFive

5th Apr '16 10:13:04 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** The prequel ClipShow movie ''In The Beginning'' verifies that his flashback was the real deal. This also has the [[HeyItsThatGuy weird effect]] of giving Micheal York a half-second cameo in the film.

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** The prequel ClipShow movie ''In The Beginning'' verifies that his flashback was the real deal. This also has the [[HeyItsThatGuy weird effect]] effect of giving Micheal York a half-second cameo in the film.
25th Mar '16 12:44:45 AM Gess
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** Also, the conversation beforehand when G'Kar finally forgives him for all the terrible things he did...let's face it, that entire episode was one big TearJerker.
*** It may take someone who is just not human not to cry as G'kar tells Londo he can't forgive the Centauri, his people can't forgive...but ''he'' can forgive ''Londo'', and we can see how even though he can't say it, this is probably the most important moment of his life for Londo. The climax of probably the most powerful character arcs on the show played by two incredible actors.

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** Also, the conversation beforehand when G'Kar finally forgives him for all the terrible things he did...let's face it, that entire episode was one big TearJerker.
*** It may take someone who is just not human not to cry as
TearJerker. G'kar tells Londo he can't forgive the Centauri, his people can't forgive...but ''he'' can forgive ''Londo'', and we can see how even though he can't say it, this is probably the most important moment of his life for Londo. The climax of probably the most powerful character arcs on the show played by two incredible actors.
29th Dec '15 10:59:39 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* Londo is given a moral dilemma to help a young Centauri couple who are in unhappily arranged to marry someone else, but is forced by his station and the traditions of the Empire to force them to return to their respective spouses. Vir angrily confronts him about this.

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* Londo is given a moral dilemma to help a young Centauri couple who are in unhappily arranged to marry someone else, but is forced by his station and the traditions of the Empire to force them to return to their respective spouses. Vir angrily confronts him about this. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k445V4XXo3o Watch it here.]]
2nd Nov '15 9:04:00 PM ErikModi
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** What makes it even worse is that, until that moment, Zoe ''didn't really believe she was dead!'' She'd even asked Lochley if she had any "junk" around earlier.
23rd Oct '15 1:45:25 PM Morgenthaler
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* Sheridan talking with his dad one last time before everything is about to hit the fan in "[[WhamEpisode Severed Dreams]]". His dad doesn't know the details, but he's GenreSavvy enough to have a solid idea, and simply reassures his son that he and his mom will be alright, and that Sheridan must do what he needs to do, just like he was raised to do.

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* Sheridan talking with his dad one last time before everything is about to hit the fan in "[[WhamEpisode Severed Dreams]]". His dad doesn't know the details, but he's GenreSavvy smart enough to have a solid idea, and simply reassures his son that he and his mom will be alright, and that Sheridan must do what he needs to do, just like he was raised to do.
18th May '15 7:15:19 AM SpaceDrake
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** Londo Mollari's account of the Human-Minbari war produced some tears. Can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeNBJ5o-b7s#t=1m27s here]].

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** Londo Mollari's account of the Human-Minbari war produced some tears.tears (ably assisted by one of the most-loved pieces of music in the franchise). Can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeNBJ5o-b7s#t=1m27s here]].
22nd Mar '15 5:49:54 PM jaquellae
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** Even more heart breaking when considering older Londo in the movie "In the Beginning". He also has [[spoiler: his own Keeper,]] and remarks to the children's nanny that all he would like to do is walk on a beach somewhere with her for 5 minutes...
10th Mar '15 12:37:59 AM jaquellae
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** especially the scene between Delenn and Lennier where she describes growing up in in capital city, the thinks of her "beautiful city in flames." Even more so when you consider the actress that played her came from...a country that was going thru a bloody civil war around the time the show originally aired (and that JMS admitted that fact informed his plotting of the series).
31st Dec '14 2:47:03 PM Meppe
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** The same episode shows us Vir's reaction to the recent events. He started out as a sweet kid and got stuck watching Londo's deal with Morden, unable to convince him not to do it. [[spoiler: Said deal results in the Centauri-Narn war. In an effort to protect Vir Londo recommends him as the Centauri ambassador on Mimbar. Vir uses the position to save Narn refugees by falsifying the records to fake their deaths. When he's visiting Babylon 5 Ivanova discovers this and calls him out on "murdering" 2000 Narns. The operation is exposed, and Vir is demoted and called back from his position while stating that he only regrets not being able to save more Narns. In this episode he's been involved in a plan to kill Emperor Cartagia to prevent him from dooming Centauri prime. The plan was for Londo to poison him, but Londo annoyed the Emperor enough to be under attack, so Vir had to do it. Later Londo found him drunk.]]
-->'''Vir''': How much more until I can look in the mirror and not see me? 'Cause I keep looking and I'm always there. And now I don't want to see me.

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** The same episode shows us Vir's reaction to the recent events. He started out as a sweet kid and got stuck watching Londo's deal with Morden, unable to convince him not to do it. [[spoiler: Said deal results in the Centauri-Narn war. In an effort to protect Vir Londo recommends him as the Centauri ambassador on Mimbar.Minbar. Vir uses the position to save Narn refugees by falsifying the records to fake their deaths. When he's visiting Babylon 5 Ivanova discovers this and calls him out on "murdering" 2000 Narns. The operation is exposed, and Vir is demoted and called back from his position while stating that he only regrets not being able to save more Narns. In this episode he's been involved in a plan to kill Emperor Cartagia to prevent him from dooming Centauri prime. The plan was for Londo to poison him, but Londo annoyed the Emperor enough to be under attack, so Vir had to do it. Later Londo found him drunk.]]
-->'''Vir''': How much more until before I can look in the mirror and not see me? 'Cause myself? Because I keep looking looking, and I'm always there. '''always there.''' And now right now, I don't want to see me.
18th Dec '14 10:51:51 AM RoseAndHeather
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* The end of "Intersections in Real Time". Sheridan has been tortured, interrogated, beaten, the inquisitor has done everything within his power to break him but he has said no. After he refuses his "last chance" to recant and join Clark, they strap him to a bed and take him to "Room 17", with a priest reading the last rites as they go... [[spoiler:and then in Room 17 they reveal a chair identical to the one he'd been strapped into, and a new inquisitor comes in to start it all over again. What's worse, the Drazi he "convinced to stay strong" was working with them the whole time.]] The look on Sheridan's face is heartbreaking.

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* The end of "Intersections in Real Time". Sheridan has been tortured, interrogated, beaten, the inquisitor has done everything within his power to break him but he has said no. After he refuses his "last chance" to recant and join Clark, they strap him to a bed and take him to "Room 17", with a priest reading the last rites as they go... [[spoiler:and then in Room 17 they reveal a chair identical to the one he'd been strapped into, and a new inquisitor comes in to start it all over again. What's worse, the Drazi he "convinced to stay strong" was working with them the whole time.]] The look on Sheridan's face is heartbreaking.heartbreaking.
* Ivanova's utter despair in "The Hour of the Wolf", when she believes they've lost Sheridan forever. It takes a special touch to make the story of a friendship just as beautiful and just as moving as the story of a romance, but JMS did it ''perfectly'' with John and Susan; she's reduced to total heartbreak, and if anyone ever wondered just how much those two mean to each other, they certainly can't any more.
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