* For some reason, in "Fanning the Flames", Ember's song is curiously wrenching. Mostly because the fandom consensus (despite the bad fic written about it) is that it's about the suicide of the ghost singing it, after either losing her virginity or finally committing herself to her boyfriend in a serious way only to be discarded.
** While both are {{Jossed}}, her [[WordOfGod confirmed]] death has similarities to the second guess. She was a lonely, unpopular girl (which explains her PopularityPower) with hopes of becoming a rock star (she's an EvilDiva). A boy (who may or may not be the boy in her VillainSong) asked her out to go to the movies. [[TearJerker She waited for him all night]] saying to herself "He's just running late." When morning came and he didn't show, she came home so exhausted [[NightmareFuel that she didn't wake up to her house burning down and perished in the flames.]] This is also how she earned the nickname [[MeaningfulName Ember]].
* For dog lovers, there are tears over the death of [[FanNickname "Cujo"]] the ghost dog where the series hint that it may have been put to sleep. A ghost '''PUPPY'''.
* There's also Vlad himself. Since he's a villain with [[DracoInLeatherPants sympathetic goals]], it isn't hard to get really, really emotional during his VillainousBreakdown in the Season Two Finale. For ''months'', he's ached for Danny to be his son and while he tried to get it in the most diabolical manner possible, the fact that he had to see his perfect clone--nay--his perfect '''SON''' dissolve slowly right in front of his face while ''reaching out towards him'' was just heartbreaking. His huge BigNo just sealed the deal. The insult to injury? His son was killed by Danny himself. ''Goddamn it...''
** And also, his final scene in the last episode where [[spoiler: Jack leaves him to rot in space after realizing his best friend had "died away" twenty years ago]]. That's not the sad part; the sad part is when Vlad [[HeelRealization realized how much of an asshole he's been.]] He gives off quite possibly the most saddest face ever and flies away into emptiness that he's feared all his life. No words, no goofy comedy--just sad music as his expressions tell it all. * sniff*
* WesternAnimation/TheUltimateEnemy. [[spoiler:Both of Danny's friends, his parents, and his sister die in a tragic accident, which if blame is to be assigned, it would go to Danny ''for cheating on a test.'' Then, he's sent to live with his arch-enemy, where he tries to get rid of all the grief he's feeling. This leads to essentially ''killing himself'' along with practically everyone he could get to. Eventually, this evil Danny goes back in time to ''kill everyone he once loved'' only to ensure he'll still be just as evil in the future.]] And, the statues: [[spoiler: Sam, Tucker, Jazz, Maddie and Jack: "Gone but not forgotten." [[CrossesTheLineTwice Mr. Lancer: "Gone"]]]]
** It's when Danny visits [[BadFuture this future's]] version of Vlad Masters . It's the most sympathetic we see the guy in the series (except perhaps for the end of ''Phantom Planet''.) Vlad has spent [[spoiler: ten years]] with nothing but his own guilt to keep him company. [[spoiler: ''Ten years'']] of having to face the fact that his [[spoiler: best friend, the woman he loved, and the boy who he wished more than anything would call him "dad" are all dead, and that it's ''all his fault.'']]
** Likewise, freakin' Dark Danny's (Dan Phantom's) fate in TUE can be considered something of a TearJerker. He's doomed to be trapped in the Fenton Thermos (even though he's shown trying to escape..he's never seen again in the series), alone, with nothing but his insanity and his rather tragic memories to keep him company. Though seeing he's TheSociopath with ''no'' human emotions, and last seen with a SlasherSmile, it may be somewhat difficult to sympathize with him.
* Dani. Created by the villain in order to try to defeat the hero, combined with the fact she probably feels at least somewhat similar to Dawn in ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'', as well as her being voiced by AnnaSophiaRobb, who's played ''BreakTheCutie'' before, and you've got a Tearjerker.
* In "Masters of All Time", Jack suffers the same accident that [[FreudianExcuse caused]] Vlad's canon state. However, he is even ''more'' sympathetic, because he isn't amoral enough to use his ghost powers to become rich or manipulate his enemies. And then we have this:
-->'''[[FanNickname Jack Plasmius]] (lunging at Danny)''': SAY GOODBYE!
-->'''Danny''': (holds up newspaper reporting Vlad and Maddie's wedding)
-->'''Jack Plasmius''': ''Goodbye''... seems all I ever do is say goodbye.
** Even more heartbreaking when you compare this hardened, lonely version of Jack to the [[CloudCuckoolander Jack Fenton we all know and love]].
* When Valerie breaks up with Danny at the end of ''Flirting With Disaster'' because she doesn't want him to get hurt because of her ghost hunting (not knowing that he is Danny Phantom, the ghost she hates so much). Danny's ''really'' good at looking like a kicked puppy.
* The Christmas special has one of these when Danny destroys everyone's toys used to form the giant nutcracker.
** The reason why Danny hates the Christmas season? Because his parents are always fighting during that time.
** When Danny realizes that he pretty much destroyed Christmas for Amity Park, and that he has no way to end the story he's trapped in, he goes through a minor HeroicBSOD and wanders the streets, alone. He takes a good look at all the damage he's done: destroying the toys, destroying the Christmas trees, basically ruining everyone's holiday, and it hits him ''hard''.
-->'''Danny:''' [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone It's my fault, all my fault, what happened tonight. / I spoke out in anger and acted in spite. / I started this all when I picked that first fight. / But I'd give all I have to set everything right.]]
* This one is non-canon, but doesn't contradict informations given by canon. On {{Deviantart}}, an artist called Sarapsys drew a little serie of one-page comics called ''As You Were'', each one centering around a ghost and explaining who they were and the way they died, often giving them HiddenDepths and a tragic death.[[note]]For instance, Skulker used to be an aristocrat who was never taken seriously because of his small size and was stuck into a loveless marriage with a woman who married him for his wealth. Therefore, he tried to prove himself by becoming the greatest hunter. One day, he went to Africa to try to hunt a predator and came accross a lion. In his own words, "the most perfect thing [he] had ever seen... and the last...". The last panel implies that he partially based the looks of his armor on the lion who killed him. (The beast's mane looks like Skulker's flaming hair and it has the same facial feature as his armor.)[[/note]] All of them are sad, but the saddest are probably the stories of [[http://sarapsys.deviantart.com/art/As-You-Were-Technus-s-Story-338530706 Technus]] [[spoiler:a {{Workaholic}} dad who died by accidentally electrocuting himself the day of his daughter's wedding, while testing the new invention he created and intended to offer to her as a present]] and [[http://sarapsys.deviantart.com/art/As-You-Were-Youngblood-s-Story-323193827 Youngblood]] [[spoiler:who committed suicide because he was crippled with debts and regretted his childhood where things were simpler, wishing he could have been a kid forever]]. (Note: The descriptions of these pictures have links to the other stories, so you can find them from here.)