History Tearjerker / Defiance

11th Jan '16 6:42:27 PM SbenLives
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* The third-season finale:

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* The third-season series finale:
29th Aug '15 5:39:40 AM StrixObscuro
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* "I Almost Prayed": Freed from the Kaziri's control, overwhelmed with the knowledge of all the lives she's destroyed [[spoiler: Tommy's not least among them]], Irisa begs Nolan to [[DrivenToSuicide give her his gun]].

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* "I Almost Prayed": Freed from the Kaziri's control, overwhelmed with the knowledge of all the lives she's destroyed [[spoiler: Tommy's [[spoiler:Tommy's not least among them]], Irisa begs Nolan to [[DrivenToSuicide give her his gun]].



** Baby Luke [[spoiler: is spirited away by [[AxCrazy Pilar]] once again.]]

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** Baby Luke [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is spirited away by [[AxCrazy Pilar]] once again.]]



** More traumatically speaking, [[spoiler: Amanda realizing that [[BigBadFriend Pottinger]] was her rapist.]]

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** More traumatically speaking, [[spoiler: Amanda [[spoiler:Amanda realizing that [[BigBadFriend Pottinger]] was her rapist.]]



* "Where the Apple Fell": As awesome as the payoff was, seeing Datak break down during [[spoiler: Nolan and Alak's ReverseMole routine]] is gut-wrenching. As horrible a person as Datak Tarr is, ''he loves his son,'' and watching him ''beg for mercy'' is difficult to watch.

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* "Where the Apple Fell": As awesome as the payoff was, seeing Datak break down during [[spoiler: Nolan [[spoiler:Nolan and Alak's ReverseMole routine]] is gut-wrenching. As horrible a person as Datak Tarr is, ''he loves his son,'' and watching him ''beg for mercy'' is difficult to watch.



* "Ostinato in White" is composed mostly of this when it delves into Nolan's psychological state [[spoiler: after the loss of the militia.]]
** His first segment has him follow up Amanda's inspiring speech at the memorial with a stumbling, awkward eulogy that's a complete 180 from his [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome badass speech]] in the previous episode. It's clear that [[spoiler: Zero's father's]] grief has mixed with his own and completely overwhelmed him.
** He becomes obsessed with making amends with [[spoiler: Zero's father]] and shows up at his house with [[spoiler: his son's rifle]], only to be held at gunpoint by the grieving man.
-->'''[[spoiler: Zero's Father]]''': I don't want a broken rifle! [[spoiler: I want my son!]] [...] Can you give me that?
** Later, he gets blackout drunk and has a nervous breakdown in front of the memorial. The viewer is treated to flashbacks of [[spoiler: every minor character who trained under Nolan and died in that tunnel, and it's clear that even though the viewers were only acquainted with Zero, Nolan felt every loss.]]
** To top it all off, he later returns to [[spoiler: Zero's father's]] house, only to find that [[spoiler: he has been DrivenToSuicide.]]

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* "Ostinato in White" is composed mostly of this when it delves into Nolan's psychological state [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after the loss of the militia.]]
** His first segment has him follow up Amanda's inspiring speech at the memorial with a stumbling, awkward eulogy that's a complete 180 from his [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome badass speech]] in the previous episode. It's clear that [[spoiler: Zero's [[spoiler:Zero's father's]] grief has mixed with his own and completely overwhelmed him.
** He becomes obsessed with making amends with [[spoiler: Zero's [[spoiler:Zero's father]] and shows up at his house with [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his son's rifle]], only to be held at gunpoint by the grieving man.
-->'''[[spoiler: Zero's Father]]''': -->'''[[spoiler:Indur]]''': I don't want a broken rifle! [[spoiler: I [[spoiler:I want my son!]] [...] Can you give me that?
** Later, he gets blackout drunk and has a nervous breakdown in front of the memorial. The viewer is treated to flashbacks of [[spoiler: every [[spoiler:every minor character who trained under Nolan and died in that tunnel, and it's clear that even though the viewers were only acquainted with Zero, Nolan felt every loss.]]
** To top it all off, he later returns to [[spoiler: Zero's father's]] [[spoiler:Indur's]] house, only to find that [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he has been DrivenToSuicide.]]



* "Of A Demon In My View": Kindzi betrays, tortures, and ultimately murders [[spoiler: [[BigGood T'evgin]]]].

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* "Of A Demon In My View": Kindzi betrays, tortures, and ultimately murders [[spoiler: [[BigGood [[spoiler:[[BigGood T'evgin]]]].



** Datak taunting Yewll and pleading for death, [[spoiler: no longer able to stand waiting for the Omec to devour him.]] Granted, [[spoiler: it was all part of his plan to escape]], but there seems to be genuine emotion behind his words.
** At the end of the episode, [[spoiler: Kindzi storms into Alak's house, brutally murders [[TokenGoodTeammate Andina]], knocks Stahma unconscious, and rips baby Luke away from Alak's arms while he tearfully attempts to resist.]]

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** Datak taunting Yewll and pleading for death, [[spoiler: no [[spoiler:no longer able to stand waiting for the Omec to devour him.]] Granted, [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it was all part of his plan to escape]], but there seems to be genuine emotion behind his words.
** At the end of the episode, [[spoiler: Kindzi [[spoiler:Kindzi storms into Alak's house, brutally murders [[TokenGoodTeammate Andina]], knocks Stahma unconscious, and rips baby Luke away from Alak's arms while he tearfully attempts to resist.]]
* The third-season finale:
** [[spoiler:As Yewll orders Datak and Irisa to plug an increasing number of tubes into her to grant her more control over the Omec ship, they begin to realize that it's killing her, but Yewll insists that they keep adding tubes, assuring them that she never expected to survive the mission anyway. When the time comes for the final tube, Irisa can't even watch, and Datak hesitates and insists on making his goodbyes first.]]
** [[spoiler:With the ship about to blow up, Irisa decides that she can't go through with killing the Omec, and insists that Nolan find another way. As Yewll informs them that it is theoretically possible to vent the built-up energy into the engines, at the cost of being shot blind out into the galaxy. Nolan agrees. It looks like he and Irisa are about to head off on a new adventure, but as they share another father-daughter hug, Nolan tazes Irisa and throws her into an escape pod; on the off chance that the plan fails, he wants her to live. The plan works, Nolan is sent millions of light-years away, and all Irisa can do is console herself by imagining that her father is off having adventures in space.
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22nd Aug '15 2:48:50 PM SbenLives
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* "Of A Demon In My View": Kindzi betrays, tortures, and ultimately murders [[spoiler: [[BigGood T'evgin]]]].

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* "Of A Demon In My View": Kindzi betrays, tortures, and ultimately murders [[spoiler: [[BigGood T'evgin]]]].T'evgin]]]].
* "The Awakening":
** Datak taunting Yewll and pleading for death, [[spoiler: no longer able to stand waiting for the Omec to devour him.]] Granted, [[spoiler: it was all part of his plan to escape]], but there seems to be genuine emotion behind his words.
** At the end of the episode, [[spoiler: Kindzi storms into Alak's house, brutally murders [[TokenGoodTeammate Andina]], knocks Stahma unconscious, and rips baby Luke away from Alak's arms while he tearfully attempts to resist.]]
15th Aug '15 6:39:37 PM SbenLives
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** More traumatically, [[spoiler: Amanda realizing that [[BigBadFriend Pottinger]] was her rapist.]]

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** More traumatically, traumatically speaking, [[spoiler: Amanda realizing that [[BigBadFriend Pottinger]] was her rapist.]]
15th Aug '15 6:39:15 PM SbenLives
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* "Dead Air": There's something oddly poignant about "George" the Bio-man and his story about his three-legged dog.

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* "Dead Air": Air":
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There's something oddly poignant about "George" the Bio-man and his story about his three-legged dog.dog.
** More traumatically, [[spoiler: Amanda realizing that [[BigBadFriend Pottinger]] was her rapist.]]
15th Aug '15 12:52:55 PM SbenLives
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* "When Twilight Dims the Sky Above": The daughter of the ambassador whose death ignited the Pale Wars [[spoiler:is herself killed due to Nolan's delusions.]]

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* "When Twilight Dims the Sky Above": The daughter of the ambassador whose death ignited the Pale Wars [[spoiler:is herself killed due to Nolan's delusions.]]]]
* "Of A Demon In My View": Kindzi betrays, tortures, and ultimately murders [[spoiler: [[BigGood T'evgin]]]].
12th Aug '15 1:17:27 PM SbenLives
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*** The continuing on to the illusion is also emphasis because for one brief moment, you see Yewll gripping the air at the side of her waist, as if holding on to someone's hand.

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*** ** The continuing on to the illusion is also emphasis because for one brief moment, you see Yewll gripping the air at the side of her waist, as if holding on to someone's hand.



* "The World We Seize"/"The Last Unicorn": Rafe and Christie [[spoiler:suffer at the hands of a megalomaniacal Castithan general; in Christie's case doubly so since he forces Stahma to do it.]]

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* "The World We Seize"/"The Last Unicorn": Unicorns": The statuses of the [=McCawley=] family by the end, as if things couldn't get any worse for them.
** Quentin [[spoiler: gets [[BoomHeadshot shot in the head]] by Rahm Tak.]]
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Rafe [[spoiler: is riddled with bullets while trying to save his daughter and grandson.]]
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Christie [[spoiler:suffer [[spoiler: deliberately pisses Rahm Tak off to keep him from finding Luke, then dies of a SlashedThroat at the Stahma's hands as part of a megalomaniacal Castithan general; in Christie's case doubly so since he forces Stahma to do it.SadisticChoice.]]
** Baby Luke [[spoiler: is spirited away by [[AxCrazy Pilar]] once again.
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8th Aug '15 1:18:08 AM QuantumReality
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** To top it all off, he later returns to [[spoiler: Zero's father's]] house, only to find that [[spoiler: he has been DrivenToSuicide.]]

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** To top it all off, he later returns to [[spoiler: Zero's father's]] house, only to find that [[spoiler: he has been DrivenToSuicide.]]
* "When Twilight Dims the Sky Above": The daughter of the ambassador whose death ignited the Pale Wars [[spoiler:is herself killed due to Nolan's delusions.
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1st Aug '15 6:07:01 PM SbenLives
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* In "My Name Is Datak Tarr and I Have Come to Kill You", Nolan is left powerless to watch as [[spoiler:almost all of his militia, including the kid Zero, are vaporized by a grenade]].

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* In "My Name Is Datak Tarr and I Have Come to Kill You", Nolan is left powerless to watch as [[spoiler:almost all of his militia, including the kid Zero, are vaporized by a grenade]].grenade]].
* "Ostinato in White" is composed mostly of this when it delves into Nolan's psychological state [[spoiler: after the loss of the militia.]]
** His first segment has him follow up Amanda's inspiring speech at the memorial with a stumbling, awkward eulogy that's a complete 180 from his [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome badass speech]] in the previous episode. It's clear that [[spoiler: Zero's father's]] grief has mixed with his own and completely overwhelmed him.
** He becomes obsessed with making amends with [[spoiler: Zero's father]] and shows up at his house with [[spoiler: his son's rifle]], only to be held at gunpoint by the grieving man.
-->'''[[spoiler: Zero's Father]]''': I don't want a broken rifle! [[spoiler: I want my son!]] [...] Can you give me that?
** Later, he gets blackout drunk and has a nervous breakdown in front of the memorial. The viewer is treated to flashbacks of [[spoiler: every minor character who trained under Nolan and died in that tunnel, and it's clear that even though the viewers were only acquainted with Zero, Nolan felt every loss.]]
** To top it all off, he later returns to [[spoiler: Zero's father's]] house, only to find that [[spoiler: he has been DrivenToSuicide.]]
25th Jul '15 11:50:32 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* "Where the Apple Fell": As awesome as the payoff was, seeing Datak break down during [[spoiler: Nolan and Alak's ReverseMole routine]] is gut-wrenching. As horrible a person as Datak Tarr is, ''he loves his son,'' and watching him ''beg for mercy'' is difficult to watch.

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* "Where the Apple Fell": As awesome as the payoff was, seeing Datak break down during [[spoiler: Nolan and Alak's ReverseMole routine]] is gut-wrenching. As horrible a person as Datak Tarr is, ''he loves his son,'' and watching him ''beg for mercy'' is difficult to watch.watch.
* In "My Name Is Datak Tarr and I Have Come to Kill You", Nolan is left powerless to watch as [[spoiler:almost all of his militia, including the kid Zero, are vaporized by a grenade]].
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