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->''"Jacuzzi was angrier than I'd ever seen him. Which means he cried a whole lot more than usual."''
-->--'''Donnie''', ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''

A character is fighting or screaming or deeply lamenting/angsting, sometimes in a [[UnstoppableRage rage that's frightening to behold]]. At the same time tears are streaming down their face.

Sometimes they cry with grief about what just happened that drove them into the rage. Others show their [[DirtyBusiness regret]] about the [[ShootTheDog harm that they're doing]]. The trope requires a character more dangerous than a tantrum-throwing child, but the PsychopathicManchild, WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, or a similar character may be extremely physically dangerous, while being the kind of emotionally immature person who cries while he throws a (possibly well-provoked) violent temper tantrum. Occasionally it's just the fear, physical pain and plain horror of battle. It's hard to tell.

Either way the fight often seems like a last resort to overcome the pain and lash out against this cruel world as a whole. It is usually followed by HeroicBSOD. In some cases, this can accompany a VillainousBreakdown.

Compare RoaringRampageOfRevenge, as that is huge motivation and invitation for this. Contrast TranquilFury and DissonantSerenity. See also: ManlyTears and BrokenTears.

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Happens in ''BitterVirgin'' to Daisuke. Later he berates himself for being "so uncool!"
* In ''DragonballZ'', Gohan has a variant of this after breaking through the Super Saiyan 2 barrier. What makes it so powerful is the implication that Gohan understands the kind of line he just stepped over to go this far (that his childhood innocence is lost). The implication is backed up by the [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown horrific brutality]] he attacks with in the next episode.
** Also happens to Trunks in the Future timeline, who cries tears of rage at [[spoiler: Future Gohan's death at the hands of the Androids]] as he finally breaks the Super Saiyan barrier.
* The whole concept of the ''Manga/CryingFreeman''.
* Subaru did this during her moment of UnstoppableRage in Episode 17 of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS''. Nanoha herself also did this, whilst unleashing the most comprehensive [[DefeatMeansFriendship Befriending]] ever on Vivio.
** In ''A's'', when the Wolkenritter desperately fight Nanoha and Fate near the end of the season. As does Reinforce while trying to kill Nanoha and Fate.
* [[BattleAngelAlita Alita]] got these when she thought some thugs had killed Figure Four.
* Guts from ''{{Berserk}}'' gets these during Griffith's horrific crossing of the MoralEventHorizon at the end of the anime. More specifically, after he [[spoiler: ''chisels off his own arm'' with a broken sword in order to attack Griffith while he is brutally raping Casca as Femto]]. [[HopeSpot After this attempt to save her fails]], Guts [[spoiler: can only cry streams of blood and tears as he is ForcedToWatch the horrific rape of his lover continue as he gets his right eye clawed out.]]
** In the scene prior to this where [[spoiler: Guts and the Hawks discover Griffith broken and tortured, Guts cries while holding him and then goes... well, ''berserk'' all over the Midland guards holding Griffith captive, killing them in great swaths.]]
** After the horrible, horrible events during the Eclipse and Guts awakens days later, he goes through a monumental FreakOut that consists of many tears, utter despair, bursts of rage, and finally an epic vow of revenge in the rain.
** After [[spoiler: Judeau dies and she's surrounded by apostles, Casca gives one last shot at trying to defend herself by picking up Judeau's sword and charging at the apostles [[BerserkerTears in rage and tears.]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Though she goes against them pretty valiantly considering the situation,]] Casca is still no match for the apostles as they break the sword and then start discussing [[FateWorseThanDeath what they intend to do with her.]] All Casca can do is stand there utterly petrified, let the tears fall, and say one name: "''Guts...''"]]
* The teddybear fighter [[spoiler:after his mask gets cut down and we find out he's actually Jinno]] while fighting the ''Anime/AfroSamurai''.
** [[spoiler: Does it still count because Jinno CAN'T STOP crying ever since he fell off the cliff? Even after being "rebuilt" I think his tear ducts are still leaky...]]
** That's the point, [[spoiler: the fact that he physically cannot stop crying tears of rage emphasizes his characterization]]
* When Kallen is trying to kill [[spoiler: Lelouch]] in episode 24 of ''CodeGeass'' R2, there are tears in her eyes.
** In [[WhamEpisode episode 22]] of season 1, Lelouch has tears streaming out of his Geass eye when he declares his intention to find and kill [[spoiler:Euphemia]].
** Suzaku after [[spoiler:Euphemia]] is injured and killed by Zero. And again, [[spoiler: when ''he'' becomes Zero and kills Lelouch]].
** Nina also does this during her FreakOut moment.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Momo Hinamori has tears streaming down her eyes when she attacks [[DissonantSerenity Gin]], suspecting he killed Aizen, and crosses swords with Kira.
** Later, she attacks [[LikeBrotherAndSister Hitsugaya]] when she ''was told in a letter'' that he killed [[BrokenPedestal Aizen]]. Yeah, she's [[BreakTheCutie that unstable]] at that point.
** Tensa Zangetsu in chapter 420. After he stabs Ichigo with his sword during a battle with him he cries.
** Hitsugaya himself is seen screaming and crying in utter rage and grief [[spoiler: when he realizes that Aizen has used his powers to hypnotize him and others into ''stabbing Momo to almost death.'']]
* Although you can't see it until right after the [[UnstoppableRage rage]] is over, it's apparent that Keiichi from ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' was crying in the first arc [[spoiler:while beating Mion and Rena with his bat. Makes sense; he was [[TearsOfFear scared crapless]], and thus killed two of his best friends.]]
** [[spoiler:Oddly, he was doing it in self defense. [[UnreliableNarrator Or at least he thought so]]. It later turns out that they were just going to marker his shirt as a goodbye present, but he hallucinated that they were trying to kill him]].
* Kazuma from ''Anime/SCryed''.
* {{Kaiji}} does this awesomely during his [[spoiler: E-card battle with Tonegawa, when he cuts off his ear to trick Tonegawa and win the match.]] See also: CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'':
** Kahlua doesn't merely shed tears -- she weeps and wails in a most unseemly manner, asking "WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou?" [[LaserGuidedTykeBomb Turns out she's been conditioned to assassinate people on orders]], even against her will. She truly hates being an assassin... and vampires fight not to win, but to kill. In her mind, Kahlua was already mourning her opponent's death.
*** Koko explains that the tears 'wash out' her emotions, her love for her family - hence, heartlessly trying to kill her sisters.
---->'''Koko:''' So when the fight is over, she stays pure as ever. I think its that weird innocence of hers... that scares me more than the darkness in her.
** And Routier does this in chapter 47 of part 2 while attacking Yukari and Fong Fong.
** Fong Fong does this in chapter 48 of part 2 while lamenting about how he couldn't protect Yukari from Xia-Long. He also does this as he attacks Xia-Long.
* Pretty much any one of Creator/GoNagai's heroes does this. Probably the originators of the trope in anime, actually.
* In ''GaoGaiGar Final'', Guy does this when [[spoiler: he is sent into a rage at Mamoru's destroying [=ChoRyuJin=], and is forced to use Hell And Heaven with all his might to essentially kill Mamoru, tears streaming down his face all the while. It later turns out not to be the real Mamoru, but that's beside the point]].
* This happens a lot in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing''.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''
** Riza Hawkeye had a little moment when she thought [[spoiler:[[BodyGuardCrush Roy]] was dead]], complete with [[HeroicBSOD spirit-draining]] finale.
** Doctor Marcoh sheds tears while destroying the Philosopher's Stone inside [[spoiler:Envy]] after being captured by him in his true form.
** And from chapter 99 of the manga, [[spoiler:Ling]] gets these in a truly [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome epic]] (and terrifying) [[http://www.tenmanga.com/chapter/FullMetalAlchemistVol024Ch099/234286-23.html assault]] on [[spoiler:Wrath]] after [[spoiler:Wrath slices Fuu in half.]]
** Winry does this while she is beating Al with a wrench for accusing Ed of fabricating his memories.
* Russia from ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' does this in the Bloody Sunday strip, after a heartbreaking soliloquy and before opening fire on thousands of innocent civilians.
** Also the "Cleaning Out the Storage" chapter, when America remembers how England helped raise him... only to nearly kill the rebellious America during The American Revolution and break down in tears when he can't bring himself to do so. ("You used to be... so big...".)
* The protagonist of ''LoneWolfAndCub'' does this a lot near the end of the manga, as he gets increasingly sick of having to kill scores of people who have never done anything to him, just so he can get at the BigBad.
* Matsuda in the last episode of ''Manga/DeathNote'' when [[spoiler: he shoots Light to stop him from writing Near's name, goes into a rage and shoots him some more.]]
* Lucia, of all people, goes into one of these in the final battle in ''Manga/RaveMaster''
* ''FushigiYuugi'' has an example of this as well, with--tadaaaaa!--[[spoiler:Tamahome. Suboshi kills his family, so his powers elevate to a whole new level and he nearly kills the Seiryuu Seishi during his HeroicBSOD. About an hour or two later, Miaka finds him burying his family along with their gifts, and when he turns around, about '''six lines of tears''' were streaming down his face.]]
** The REALLY sad part? [[spoiler: Suboshi's twin, Amiboshi, wasn't even dead at that point, which was Suboshi's motive for going after Tamahome's family in the first place. Tamahome's family was killed for Amiboshi's death THAT DIDN'T EVEN HAPPEN.]]
* [[BirdyTheMighty Birdy]] combined this with ScreamingWarrior when she [[spoiler: trashed the robot that killed Violeen.]]
* As did Kagura in GaReiZero when she killed a bunch of demons after she [[spoiler: killed Yomi]]
* Asuna in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has these when she snaps temporarily during her fight with Setsuna [[spoiler:due to Albireo picking at her brain and accidentally making her remember Gatou Vanderburg's death momentarily.]] It's only visible in [[http://www.onemanga.com/Mahou_Sensei_Negima!/102/14/ one frame]], though, because the rest of the time her face is [[HiddenEyes highly shadowed]].
** She also does this in chapter 352.
* ''Manga/AngelDensetsu'': "You should not hit a girl"
* ''Anime/ErgoProxy'': The [[CharacterTitle series namesake]] often has tears in his eyes after killing. [[spoiler:This is because Ergo Proxy is [[TomatoInTheMirror also Vincent Law]], who is generally a pretty sensitive, weak-willed guy, and he isn't in control of [[SuperpoweredEvilSide this facet of his personality]]]].
* Yuuki of GameXRush does this after being stabbed and proceeding to demolish his assailant, although less from the stab-wound and more from the traumatic flashback spurred by said stabbing.
* [[spoiler: Cooan]] from ''Anime/SailorMoon'' is screaming and crying as she attacks the Senshi during her [[TearJerker heartwretching]] VillainousBreakdown. [[spoiler: She gets better, though]]
* A number of the characters in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' end up doing this as they get too close to (or surpass) the limit of their Yoma power, in the knowledge that doing so will turn them into monsters. [[spoiler: Well, not ''all'' of the time.]] However, there are entirely different reasons that the Claymores do this during [[ThePurge the Northern Campaign.]] [[spoiler: Not everyone likes seeing all of their friends and allies go down to a forced HeroicSacrifice because [[WellIntentionedExtremist the Organization]] finds them inconvenient.]]
* Jo from ''InnocentVenus'' has the more tranquil variety after piloting his Gladiator. It is said that a Gladiator pilot who doesn't show Berserker Tears, FreakOut, or some sort of negative response after piloting a Gladiator is a monster because of the nature ([[spoiler: PoweredByAForsakenChild]]) of the mecha. Presumably most of the pilots are not in on the secret, but [[spoiler: the children's souls]] manifest as some psychological effect.
* [[CowardlyLion Jacuzzi Splot]] from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'' cries all the time. ''All'' the time. Including when he [[BewareTheNiceOnes held up 18 mafia speakeasies in one night with a machine gun]].
* [[BewareTheNiceOnes Gon Freecs]] in ''HunterXHunter''. [[spoiler: Somewhere, Kaito is crying.]]
** Also Killua in chapter 294.
* Given all the trauma the characters go through in ''ChronoCrusade'', it's a wonder this doesn't show up ''more'' often in the series. That being said, it does show up a few times--most notably when Joshua attacks Chrono in a rage after he finds out about his [[DealWithTheDevil contract]] with Rosette [[spoiler:after witnessing her dying in his arms]]. After his burst of rage he falls onto his knees, sobbing.
** Not to mention when Chrono attacks Aion in an attempt to save [[spoiler:Mary, but ends up killing her]]. Or Rosette and Joshua's fight in the manga
* Maria does this in episode 22 of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' as she repeatedly gets revenge on her abusive mother.
* As stated below, the titular in ''IchiTheKiller'' always cries during, and after, killing.
* In an episode of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', [[GenkiGirl Tomo]] is pushed over the top and goes [[UnstoppableRage on a rampage in the lunchroom]] with tears in her eyes until she accidentally hits Yukari, simply for the reason that Yomi managed to eat curry noodles without splattering it all over herself. Yukari's [[RedEyesTakeWarning subsequent]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown reaction]] [[HilarityEnsues must be seen to be believed]].
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' episode 7 shows [[spoiler:Sayaka]] crying Berserker Tears. [[TearsOfBlood Of blood]].
** Episode 10 shows another one: [[spoiler: Timeline 3 Mami couldn't handle the revelation that magical girls were doomed to become witches after seeing Sayaka become Oktavia, and sought to MercyKill the others with tears streaming down her face. Madoka as well, though she was able to hold her tears back long enough to stop Mami's rampage by killing her before she too bawls her eyes out.]]
* Taki from ''HyakujitsuNoBara'' when he singlehandedly defeats a group of students harassing him in military academy
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
** Naruto, in first-stage Kyuubi mode, when he beats up Deidara ([[spoiler:one of those responsible for Gaara's death]]).
** Naruto's also crying in chapters 228 and 229 as he's having to fight Sasuke at the Valley of the End. It's [[{{Tearjerker}} heartbreaking]].
** At the end of chapter 585 [[spoiler: Kabuto does this as he bisects Itachi, saying that he just wants to become himself and he won't let anyone stand in his way]].
* In ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', when Simon starts crying Berserker Tears, the results are not just epic, but sometimes terrifying.
* ''Manga/KarakuridoujiUltimo'': Rune has these when fighting Yamato in chapter 11.
* ''Manga/MiraiNikki'': Yukiteru when he goes crazy and shoots his friends after realizing he can't bring his dead parents back to life. And Yuno and Hinata in the climax of episode 9. Also, Yuno does this in the anime after Yukiteru calls her a "nut-case".
* Occurs in ''Manga/ElfenLied'' in episode 12 by Kouta when Lucy says they're friends so that's why she didn't kill him. Kouta's also crying as he tackles Lucy after she murdered his father and sister and he bangs her body repeatedly into the ground. Lucy gets so upset by seeing Kouta's tear streaked face that she starts crying too. And Kanae does this as she's laying dead on the ground from when Lucy cut her in half and she had been upset at her brother Kohta for saying that he hates her.
* ''{{Kanon}}'': When [[spoiler: Sayuri is injured by a demon and hospitalized, it causes [[EmotionlessGirl Mai]] to completely break down]] and even [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide try to kill herself.]]]]
* Daisuke in episode 13 of ''DNAngel'' as well as the final episode when he [[spoiler: stops Satoshi from [[BungledSuicide killing himself]], yelling at him to live]]. Also, in the most recent cliffhanger of the manga, Satoshi breaks down in Daisuke's arms. Of course given the context of [[spoiler:Satoshi begging Daisuke to turn into Dark so things can be over, followed by Satoshi putting a gun to his own temple when Daisuke rejects him]] it's also going into TearJerker territory.
* Naoe of ''LightNovel/MirageOfBlaze'' does this in the second OVA during his AttemptedRape of Kagetora.
* PlayedForLaughs [[SuicideAsComedy in]] ''SlamDunk''. When the HotBlooded protagonist Sakuragi Hanamichi is yelled at by the girl he likes (she thought he'd beaten up the guy she liked), he tried to jump off the roof of the building while crying Berserker Tears. Of course, his friends kept him from jumping and it was never mentioned again.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': During her battle with Zorin Blitz in the 7th OVA, Seras weeps after she is {{Mind Rape}}d. Happens again during the flashback of her childhood as she [[spoiler: watches her mother's corpse being raped]].
* Occurs a few times in ''UragiriWaBokuNoNamaeWoShitteiru'' like with Yuki and Hotsuma.
* Misao of ''BlackBird'' does this during an AttemptedRape scene in volume 3.
* Rumi of ''Anime/PerfectBlue'' does this while watching Mima filming her rape scene and Mima does this during her FreakOut moment in her apartment following filming the rape scene, and as she's running for her life from [[spoiler: Rumi]].
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''
** Young Asuka does this during her MindRape in episode 22 as she's screaming at her mother "[[{{Tearjerker}} Why won't you look at me?!]]"
** Like much of End, the very last scene is both disturbing and heartbreaking: [[spoiler: Shinji trying to strangle Asuka with a blank face, and then he just breaks down crying.]]
* In episode 88 of ''MarchenAwakensRomance'' Alviss has tears running down his face after being brainwashed by Phantom.
* In episode 25 of ''Manga/OutlawStar'' Harry does this right [[spoiler: before he dies]].
* In chapter 12 of ''{{No6}}'' Nezumi cries after Sion [[spoiler: gives him a good night kiss]].
* Ginza in ''Anime/SpeedGrapher'' as she's telling her love rival she wants to kill her.
* Episode 19 of ''{{Shuffle}}'' features [[{{Yandere}} Kaede]] doing this as she's going crazy at Asa.
* ''WolfGuyWolfenCrest'': Inugami lets loose tears of pure rage and despair as he demands to know where Haguro and his goons are keeping Aoshika [[spoiler:who they are in the middle of gang-raping]].
* Little Deyzune from ''[[{{Anime/Redline}} REDLINE]]'', who becomes impossibly strong when he cries.
* In ''Manga/MegaManMegamix'', Skull Man sheds these as he prepares to shoot [[FatherlyScientist Dr. Cossack]] after the latter comes to apologize for [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone abandoning him and sealing him away]].
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' after [[spoiler:Admiral Akainu kills Ace]], Whitebeard weeps briefly before utterly giving him an epic beatdown.
* Emi from ''LightNovel/HatarakuMaouSama'' tends to start crying when she gets truly furious.
* Jeremy from ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'' usually ends up screaming at Ian and sobbing quite hysterically whenever Ian tries to talk about or help Jeremy deal with some [[RapeAsBackStory unfortunate events that happened to him]].
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[[folder:Card Games]]
* [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=21293 Tears of Rage]] from ''MagicTheGathering''.
** BerserkerTears. Which are made of [[IncendiaryExponent fire]]!
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Superboy-Prime in ''InfiniteCrisis'' when the Titans swoop in to help the REAL Superboy.
* [[XWingSeries Young Wedge Antilles]], in the grip of TranquilFury, [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/1020778.html shooting down]] the people [[YouKilledMyFather responsible for his parents' death]].
* ComicBook/{{Ronin}} was once forced to kill a gang of punks. He shed a SingleTear before cutting them up.
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[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* The TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} fanfic [[TearJerker Gav and Bob]] has this, when the Ogryn Gav finally [[spoiler: beats the everloving shit out of the Thousand Son who killed his best friend Bob.]]
* In [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8177352/1/Phoenix-s-Inferno Phoenix's Inferno]], when Phoenix frees [[spoiler:a demonic Miles Edgeworth]] from the sin of pride, [[spoiler:Edgeworth begins to roar furiously before breaking down sobbing.]]
* In ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'', the normally mild-mannered Bridgette sheds tears of rage whilst denouncing Chris for his treatment of the interns.
* In the climax of ''Hearts and Minds'' of the ''FanFic/FacingTheFutureSeries'', Danny and Sam are seriously ticked off while fighting Nocturne after he [[spoiler:trapped them in a dream world where their memories of each other were sealed away]].
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[[folder:Film]]
* Look VERY carefully, press pause frame by frame if you have to: [[Franchise/StarWars Anakin Skywalker lets tears roll down his cheeks after brutally murdering the Separatist Leaders on the volcanic planet of Mustafar.]]
** He also had tears on his face right before murdering all the children at the temple.
** And when he massacres the Sand People in ''Attack of the Clones''. In fact, just about any time Anakin goes on a rampage he lets loose with the waterworks, to the point where the helmet may have been changed over in ''The Empire Strikes Back'' owing to rust.
** In ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'''s {{novelization}}, he spouts {{Bond One Liner}}s as he kills the Seperatists. If he cries it's not mentioned, and this is generally interpreted as the book's Anakin enjoying the deed a lot more than in the movie. After all, he's wanted to do this for years.
* In ''AChristmasStory'' Ralphie, unable to tolerate the torment of the vile neighborhood bully Scut Farkus any longer, is overcome with UnstoppableRage and wails on him until both boys are a quivering, sobbing mess (though Ralphie clearly got the upper hand).
** "Got the upper hand"? That was clearly a hero version of the NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.
* Creator/DavidLean's ''LawrenceOfArabia''.
* Ichi from ''IchiTheKiller'' is this in ''spades''. Albeit, he's assassinating people while he cries- not to mention [[spoiler:[[ADateWithRosiePalms jacking off as well.]]]]
* You can't actually see tears because of the mask, but in the film version of ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' Rorschach is audibly crying when he picks up the cleaver and [[spoiler:splits Gerald Grice's head open for killing Blair Roche.]]
* Happens to the Captain in ''ThreeHundred'' when he [[spoiler:breaks rank to charge the enemy after his son Astinos is beheaded]].
* Aileen's first kill in Monster.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Happened in one of the ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' books to [[RedHeadedHero Simon]], who doesn't even realize that he's crying but ends up with a HeroicBSOD. Two times.
* ''Literature/TortallUniverse''
** In the first ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'' book, the page Seaver loses his cool and tries to attack the spiderlike monster of the same kind that killed his father. Kel, keeping her cool, trips him so he can't run into the spidren's weapons, and the creature snags him with its web. It's mentioned that he wept in rage while hacking the web off of him.
** This happens to Beka Cooper at the end of the third ''Literature/ProvostsDog'' book when [[spoiler: she is forced to fight and break the legs of her partner Tunstall after he betrays their king.]]
* Used in Jasper Fforde's novel ''Literature/TheLastDragonslayer''. [[spoiler: This is what finally sets off the climax of ThePlan that's been running through the whole book.]]
* Szeth-son-son-Vallano in Brandon Sanderson's "The Way of Kings".
* In the Swedish novel ''Röde Orm'' (Red Orm in English) the narrator notes that Orm's best friend Toke tended to start crying when he got drunk enough, and that this was a sign that he was about to get violent.
* In ''[[ASongOfIceAndFire A Dance With Dragons]]'', [[spoiler:Bowen Marsh cries as he and the other Night's Watchmen stab their commander Jon to death, as they believe he's going to destroy the Watch with his actions.]]
* In one ''Literature/TheSavannahReidMysteries'' book, Savannah's teaching a self-defense class, and she tells Margie to let her feelings out by pretending that the person volunteering to be the "attacker" is the guy that attempted to rape her. Margie attacks him ferociously, and it ends with her sobbing.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In ''{{Smallville}}'', ''Pariah'', Clark does this when [[spoiler:he attacks the guy who killed Alicia]].
* Piper in the ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' episode Hell Hath No Fury, when she finally breaks down and reveals that she is furious with Prue for dying, and then starts to scream and cry and bang on Prue's headstone, until she finally just collapses and cries in Leo's arms. Such a well-acted scene that most viewers were able to overlook the flawed psychology of it all.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': The second season episode "The Way We Weren't" climaxes with Crichton and Aeryn making a full frontal charge on Pilot in order to regain control of Moya. Aeryn has a tear lingering on the very lip of her eyelid during the entire charge. Partially justified as this is one of Claudia Black's signature acting talents.
* Tended to happen to [[{{Tsundere}} Magaret]] in later seasons of ''Series/{{Mash}}''.
* Chloe (or Radcliffe) talking about her father Harvey Denton in ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen'': "You wouldn't want to make him angry. I once saw him beat a man until both he and the man were crying."
* ''Series/BreakingBad'' has Jesse when he's [[DirtyBusiness forced to kill]] [[spoiler:Gale]].
* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E22AllHellBreaksLoosePartTwo "All Hell Breaks Loose, Part Two" (S02, Ep22)]], Dean sits by Sam's body and tearfully discusses his failure to protect his brother. This ends with him yelling "What am I supposed to do?", standing up, and kicking furniture, while tears still fall from his eyes. He then gets into the Impala to make a deal with a crossroad demon.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Crying Wolf from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4''. It's kind of her thing.
* Aishi the Mournful Blade, from ''JadeEmpire''.
* [[spoiler:Flint]] from VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}, after the great granddaddy of all [[TearJerker Tear Jerkers]].
* Neku Sakuraba from VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou, after finding out that [[spoiler: Joshua really was the one to kill him]].
* The Wardog Squadron from ''AceCombat 5'': The Unsung War, after [[spoiler: Chopper is killed in combat during a surprise air attack.]] Keep in mind that the Wardog Squadron was so badass, the enemy had named them "The Razgriz", after a mythological demon that is said to rain down death when he reveals himself. When the Yuktobanians actually [[spoiler: kill Chopper]], one of them comments "They're no demons, we can take them!" But shortly afterward, when Wardog starts slaughtering the remaining air force (softly sobbing over the radio while doing it), the Yuktobanians start screaming phrases like "So this is what those demons are REALLY like!" and "Did the demons take them over?!" as they get swatted out of the sky.
* Cypher Zohar from ''VideoGame/SilhouetteMirage'', after [[spoiler: Har removed [[AmbiguousGender his/her]] FakeMemories]].
* The protagonist of ''ImOk'' does this throughout the entire game.
* Heavy from VideoGame/TeamFortress2 wells up when talking about his gun Sacha, but he also commands the "babies" he's fighting to "cry some more".
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* The Heavy Weapons Guy in ''NerfNow'' [[http://nerfnow.com/comic/12 "Medic? Medic?? MEEEEEEEEEDIC!!!!!"]]
* [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_974.php Daniel Ti'Fiona]] in ''DanAndMabsFurryAdventures''. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Woops.]]
--> "I vowed I would destroy ''you'', Regina! '''DO YOU HEAR ME!?'''"
* Diva'ratrika in ''{{Drowtales}}'' progresses from tears of sadness to this after learning [[http://www.drowtales.com/longestwait.php?order=date&id=23 that her daughters have betrayed her]] and proceeds to [[http://www.drowtales.com/longestwait.php?order=date&id=24 take out an entire building]].
* [[{{Goblins}} Kin]] finally [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/04122010/ gets her revenge]] on the man who had raped and tortured her on a daily basis for God know how long.
* In ''TheWaterPhoenixKing,'' Anthem during her first battle, believing she's about to die in yet another fiasco, and [[TheAtoner deserves to]], and just wanting to go out fighting instead of as a completely helpless victim. Then it gets BloodyHilarious.
* The unnamed (until now: it's [[spoiler:Ruxala]] ) female member of Vespiary Squads in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120608 sat in tears]] until Slaver Wasp Warriors claw-stab her captain and walk in... carnage ensues.
-->'''Tarvek''': Ah--I'm... I'm sorry, you just seemed rather... ''distraught''--
-->'''Vespiary Girl''': Of ''course'' I'm distraught! (still weeping, brains her ''third'' bug in a row, not even looking at it) They hurt ''my weasels!''
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Grace [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=532 has these]] while in a berserker rage when she fights Damien. They start as [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=530 tears for the death of everyone Damien killed]] and they end up as [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=538 tears for attacking Damien so savagely]].
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* Whenever WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic gets frustrated.
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* Dean Venture in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''. That stupid bully had to snark on Triana...
** And before that, when Brock talked Hank through killing a shipload of Fake Ghost Pirates.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Beast Boy invokes this trope when it's revealed that Terra was working with Slade.
** Just about every Titan experienced this trope, at one point or another.
* ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' in "Speed Demon" against HIM, when they travel TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.
** In the pilot episode (the one with the other mayor, the first aired after being conceived as ''The Whoop-Ass Girls'' then renamed), Bubbles goes into this when Fuzzy Lumpkins scores a glancing blow with his Meat Gun (which turns everything into some sort of meat byproduct) and beats the everloving tar out of him (while Buttercup and Blossom watch on in shock).
** In "The City Of Frownsville," a schlemiel named [[PunnyName Lou Gubrious]] sends the entire city crying with a ray that is channeled from his own sadness.
* In one particular episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Aang is so distraught about [[TeamPet Appa]] being stolen that he goes into the [[UnstoppableRage Avatar State]] reflexively, creating a giant, destructive tornado from the desert sand - all while tears are streaming down his face.
** Sokka also did this when [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]] Azula taunted him with news of [[spoiler: his imprisoned girlfriend Suki]]. He then proceeded to pin her against a wall with his sword at her throat.
** Katara does this as well, while taking out a Fire Navy ship in "The Southern Raiders".
* Big Shot from ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' animated series, a [[CaptainErsatz parody of the Punisher]]. Sadly, future appearances concerned his psychiatric treatment, and eventual pacifism.
-->'''Big Shot''': ''(breaking down, hugging Arthur)'' Why didn't you love me, mommy?
* [[spoiler: X-23]] of XMenEvolution got these. Poor dear, who could blame her?
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', Scourge [[spoiler: gets his hands on the Matrix and becomes horribly mutated and insane, with actual tears falling during part of it.]]
* In the Season 1 finale of ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' Yugo gets a pretty harsh case of these, since he has just sensed [[spoiler: the death of one of his allies.]] [[TearJerker Heartbreakingly]] BadAss.
* Velma in episode 10 of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryInc'', after Shaggy formally tells her he'd rather be friends with Scooby than be her boyfriend. Velma's anger deteriorates into piteous crying.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Peter Griffin is rather prone to this, one of the most notable examples being him repeatedly smashing the face of his daughter's tormentor, Connie D'Amico, into the glass of a fire extinguisher panel repeatedly.
--> '''Peter Griffin:''' Hey, you see that fire extinguisher over there?
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* [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Confederate]] guerrilla William 'Bloody Bill' Anderson reportedly went into battle alternately sobbing and laughing uncontrollably.
* According to the testimony of Private Robert Maples, Paul Meadlo was crying while he [[UsefulNotes/VietnamWar shot civilians at My Lai]].
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