* ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' had an episode with a retired Soviet general who helped people to atone for his crimes. Bonus points for him having a ''convincing'' FreudianExcuse and calmly accepting his fate. [[spoiler: Chloe's]] death is also quite gut-wrenching.
* In episode 13, it was kind of easy to predict that [[spoiler: Milosh]] wasn't going to make it. However, that doesn't make it any less painful to see Kirika [[CryCute crying for him.]] And then, after Mirielle scolds Kirika for [[TemptingFate ignoring her warnings]]; she walks off, and [[NotSoStoic cries a bit as well.]]
* Hey, how can you leave out "Morning without Dawn"? The whole episode just rips your heart out and stomps on it over and over. By the ending with Kirika collapsing to the ground begging Mirielle to kill her, we're right there with her.
* Nazarov's death in "Lost Kitten." The man committed truly heinous crimes in the gulags, in vengeance for being the SoleSurvivor of an ethnic cleansing [[FreudianExcuse as a boy]], and spent his elder years repenting his atrocities by helping the poor. Then the families of his victims contracted Noir. Even seeing what he did and the fact that his reaction is calm acceptance, you don't ''want'' Kirika to pull the trigger, especially considering that his death adds to the CycleOfVengeance. The fact that the situation is drawn from RealLife is even more depressing.