Joyful Tears YKTTW Discussion
To many, tears are an expression of sadness or weakness. Sometimes it can even indicate ultimate Badassery, since only the hardest Badasses can get away with shedding them. In any case, tears are always connected to emotions too strong to contain and are to be used sparingly and wisely, else the character passes off as wangsty or just plain weak, even if they're female. Still, there is one instance when tears are never looked down upon and accepted from ANYONE: joy. Crying for joy is the uppermost expression of happiness and ecstasy and is the best indicator of a Crowning Moment of Awesome or a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: the Complete Monster has at last received comeuppance, The Quest is finally over, the Starcrossed Lovers are reunited for good... Most times used at the end of the show. Often witnessed in Real Life during similar moments, making this a Truth in Television. Not to be confused with the Tearful Smile which meaning is more ambiguous. Compare Tender Tears, Manly Tears, Water Works. Examples: Anime & Manga
- Goku in Gensoumaden Saiyuki does this once upon seeing Sanzo back to his old ways in the first arc of the series.
- Fist Of The Sky: Many times! Sometimes witnessed in Fist of the North Star as well.
- Berserk: Caska upon seeing Guts alive after the 100 men slaughter.
- Dan Hibiki in the Street Fighter Alpha series upon winning.