* From ''Chapter 6: A Handful Of Dirt''
** Given how Annie usually acts, seeing her break down emotionally [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=93 like this]] is very upsetting. In this case, it's important that that's where her emotions (''all'' of them) started flooding back, period. That's bound to go a little differently.
** [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=815 This page]] from Chapter 31 makes [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=95 the penultimate page]] of this one even sadder.
* From ''Chapter 8: Broken Glass and Other Things''
** [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=136 Muut's worry]] about Annie's shunning the guides. It's a feeling familiar with most [[AdultFear parents]].
---> ''"Still such anger."''
* From ''Chapter 13: A Week For Kat''
** The ending ([[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=249 starting from here]]) can hit pretty hard, particularly [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=257 this strip]].
* From ''Chapter 18: S1''
** Thanks to later developments, [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=414 some previously sad pages]] become much worse.
* From ''Chapter 19: Power Station''
** Zimmy's [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=464 breakdown]]
* From ''Chapter 21: Blinking''
** The idea that Annie [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=530 had to]] be the Guide for her mother is highly sniffle-worthy. Kat's reaction on the next page helps somewhat. The fact that Tom Siddell didn't add a little snippet of wit at the bottom and instead just left it blank lends to how sad that page really is.
* From ''Chapter 25: Sky Watcher And The Angel''
** Pretty much the entirety of the chapter, where we learn the details behind [[ArcWords she died and we did nothing]].
** Skywatcher's monologue at the end of that chapter:
---> "I continue to turn my face upwards, measuring the same temperature, the same humidity, radiation and thousands of other variables. But now a new metric has been added. The number of angels I have seen is "one". And I will keep watch for more."
** The Bookends around the most directly depressing section do a good job of showing how context is the difference between {{Narm}} and Tearjerker.
*** [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=646 A sad face!]]
*** [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=660 The saddest face!]]
** Especially when coupled with Chapter 30.
* From ''Chapter 26: The Old Dog's Tricks''
** There's something very [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=671 quietly]] [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=672 heartbreaking]] about Ysengrin's body, and the way it has withered away from the proud wolf he once was. And more than that, Ysengrin seems to be deeply resentful of his own physical weakness without the suit of bark armor he wears. To see such a proud figure filled with such self-loathing is, in its own way, quite painful. In Coyote's own words, he seems so... ''pathetic'' despite his anger, pride and hate.
* From ''Chapter 30: The Coward Heart''
** How Jeanne was [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=779 trapped in the ravine]].
* From ''Chapter 31: Fire Spike''
** Rey and Annie's fight in chapter 31. Rey finds out [[spoiler: Surma tricked him into thinking she loved him]] and Annie finds out [[spoiler: her mother's death is indirectly her fault]]. [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=806 It's horrible.]]
** [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=814 A flashback which turned out to be Annie dreaming of]] [[spoiler:her parents. Looks like they actually loved each other.]]
*** And becomes absolutely horrible by what is implied [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=813 on the next page:]] [[spoiler: that Annie's father may blame her for Surma's death.]]
---->[[TheRant Annie always wondered about the]] [[spoiler: [[TheRant "still."]]]]
* From ''Chapter 33: Give And Take''
** [[spoiler:Kat "deactivating" the robot at his request]] [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=899 at the end]].
*** Then there's the next page after that...
---->'''Robot:''' Let it be known. In this tomb of ancients, the angel called forth a spirit of the dead. You see how easily she gave life, and how easily she took it away.
* From ''Chapter 35: Parley and Smitty Are In This One''
** [[spoiler:Shadow 2 was kicked out of the forest by his own family for not hating the people of the court]].
** Robot, as he's laying damaged in Kat's workshop, unaware if [[spoiler:Shadow is going to be okay or not]]
--->'''Robot:''' Why didn't I realise it before? [[spoiler: I love my good friend, Shadow.]]
* From ''Chapter 37: Microsat 5''
** It starts right from the beginning, with Annie's [[NotSoStoic reaction]] to [[spoiler: being called by her father]]. Then, it gets ''worse'' when she learns that [[spoiler: he was just using a code, with Annie's name as part of the code - in other words, he wasn't even calling ''her''.]]
* From ''Chapter 39: The Great Secret''
** While Annie was living in the forest, she formed what seems to be a pretty strong friendship with Ysengrin. Which makes it pretty heartbreaking that [[spoiler:he's willing to do [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=1082 this]] as soon as he even ''suspects'' she might think of him as inferior to humans]].
*** Made even worse when he finally calms down [[spoiler: [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=1090 and is horrified by what he tried to do.]]]]
*** And [[spoiler: [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=1091 he will not remember]] [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=1092 any of it]] thanks to Coyote. It's one thing to have done something terrible and realize it, but he will never be able to make amends so long as the memory is gone.]]
* From ''Chapter 40: The Stone''
** Some of the flashbacks. The taglines for some of the pages really tug at the heartstrings.
---> [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=1101 Mr. Eglamore whistles, "Do all their teachers look like that?" and Mrs. Eglamore playfully slaps him. There are tears in her eyes]].
---> [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=1102 Emma becomes Jones]].
---> [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=1103 Everything is taken from her]].
** Jones denying that she is immortal because "to avoid death, one must first be alive." She doesn't truly think of herself as a real person. Even ''robots'' in this story do that.
* From ''Chapter 44: Crash Course''
** Ysengrin [[spoiler: ''knows about the holes in his memory.'' He doesn't know why they're there, but only that they appear over times when he's "misbehaved."]] [[NotSoStoic And he looks absolutely]] ''[[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1239 terrified]]'' [[NotSoStoic about it.]]
* From ''Chapter 45: Thread''
** Annie admits why she ran away [[spoiler: when she saw Kat and Paz kissing,]] and we again gain some insight into her... [[ParentalAbandonment issues.]]
--->'''Annie:''' That's when it really hit me... that you will one day leave me.
* From ''Chapter 47: See Ya!''
** [[spoiler: [[http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1327 "It is too late for you."]]]]
** An odd example on [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1328 page 7]]. [[spoiler: While around ninety percent of the page just looks like a technical diagram for an SC 50, the clear implication of the [[VisualPun exploded diagram]] is that this image is a tasteful way of depicting Mort's death]].
** [[spoiler: Mort expressing his desire to be taken to the ether, and how he seems to have long ago accepted the idea of this.]]
--->[[spoiler: '''Mort:''' I want to help you! And… I've had enough. You guys have been really great friends… But, you're getting older, and I never will. I think it's time for me to move on.]]
** [[spoiler: Kat fighting back tears as they prepare to send off Mort.]]
** [[spoiler: Annie leads Mort to the afterlife, and she kisses him goodbye. He blushes and says "Thank you...miss." He's already forgotten about Annie and Kat and the rest of his friends.]]
** [[spoiler: At the end, Kat voices her admiration for the strength that Annie has displayed. [[NotSoStoic Annie's response is to collapse into her arms.]]]]
** [[spoiler: [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1353 Bonus page 47]], TheStinger. ''Pro patria mori, Silenti, Dulce et decorum est.'' "To die for your country, be silent, it is sweet and fitting." After everything we learn about Mort the phrase just becomes all the more heartwrenching. Somehow, with just a few panels of props and hallways, Gunnerkrigg Court feels ''more'' haunted despite the fact it has one less ghost.]]
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