* The second half of episode 8 in ''AshitaNoNadja'', which deals with Raphael's backstory. Told to Nadja by Sylvie, who [[AllLoveIsUnrequited deeply and selflessly love Raphael but can't tell him]] because [[spoiler: he's still grieving over his ead first wife]]. And Nadja actually aknowledging that [[LoveHurts love isn't only joy and happiness]]... Ouch, so sad.
* Despite how [[DroppedABridgeOnHim random it is]], [[spoiler: Jose's death qualifies, especially since Nadja never even learns about it.]]
* Rosemary's FreakOut over the apparent destruction of her dreams. Now, she [[FaceHeelTurn goes on to squander the audience sympathy]], but the sympathy ''is'' present [[BreakTheCutie during this]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation particular scene.]]
* Similarly, [[spoiler: Marianne's tears as it finally sinks in that she's the UnluckyChildhoodFriend]] are very genuine, and even the haters who bashed her for [[DieForOurShip interferring with their]] {{OTP}} [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap couldn't hold it against her.]]
* And practically ''every'' single episode in the more character-driven last arc, where Nadja has to fight ''damn hard'' to [[spoiler: undo Rosemary's BatmanGambit and reclaim her right to see her mother]]. I cried every single damn one.