'''Please arrange the unsorted entries according to seasons, as shown in {{NightmareFuel/Smallville}}.'''
[[folder:Season Two]]
* "Redux": Clark runs into William, aka Martha Kent's father. They became estranged because William has absolute contempt for Martha marrying Jonathan, a mere farmer instead of a lawyer like him. Wanting to spend time with his grandpa, Clark tries to get William, Martha, and Jonathan to make up, but fails. William never appears again.
* Ryan, a easily likable character from Seasons 1 and 2 who was telepathic, ended up dying from a brain tumor in the Season 2 episode "Ryan"; Clark did everything possible to prevent that from happening. In the same episode, Ryan even manages to try to warn Lex that he'll become evil if he's not careful. That episode had this troper in tears.
* ''Skinwalker'': [[spoiler:[[TemporaryLoveInterest Kyla]] [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dying in Clark's arms.]]]]
* ''Insurgence'' is one for Lex, from his CallingTheOldManOut of Jonathan always assuming the worst of him to the ending shot of him watching the Kents happily walk away after Lionel coldly told him he's moving out of the mansion.
* In ''Rush'', Clark finally gathered the courage to ask Lana out. Then, Chloe [[spoiler:is infected by adrenaline-stimulating parasites which makes her [[OhCrap dangerously implusive]]]], and Clark is similarly affected by [[spoiler:[[ThisIsGonnaSuck red kryptonite]]]]. Chloe brings them to the Talon (Lana's coffee shop), where they make out passionately - put it this way, the relevant clip received a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids 18+ rating]] on YouTube. Chloe strips Clark, [[spoiler:the red kryptonite falls out and he is back to normal to find Chloe pinning him onto a sofa]]. He tries to get away, but Chloe [[ForcefulKiss forces a kiss]] on him the moment Lana, who has been told by a waitress of their behaviour, walks in...
--->'''Clark''': Lana, this is not what it looks like. (Lana stares at him then sweeps past him)
--->'''Chloe''': Yes it is, Lana, it is exactly what it looks like. Oh, and guess what? Clark told me everything. (Lana pauses at the door) And I mean, everything [[note]]Referring to his secret of being an alien with superpowers[[/note]].(Chloe walks out of the Talon)
--->'''Clark''': Lana, ICanExplain. (Lana slams the door behind her with tears streaming down her face)
** Then later, Clark tries to apologize to Lana. Lana knows about [[spoiler:the parasite]] and doesn't blame Chloe as she was not herself, but Clark sadly can't tell her about the [[spoiler:red kryptonite]].
--->'''Lana''': I could understand why she was kissing you, but why are you kissing her ''back''?
** Then she throws his rose away once he left.
* In ''Fever'', when Clark falls very ill due to some [[KryptoniteIsEverywhere kryptonite]]-[[GreenRocks infested]] spores, Chloe visits him when he is unconscious. It was pretty heartwarming at first...well, the Smallville wiki puts it best:
--->'''Chloe''': So yet in another classic maneuver to avoid emotional intimacy, I wrote my feelings down so that I could read them to you, thereby avoiding the embarrassing eye contact. (''takes a deep breath and starts to read'') ''I want to let you in on a little secret, Clark. I'm not who you think I am. In fact, my disguise is so thin, I'm surprised you haven't seen right through me. I'm the girl of your dreams [[JustFriends masquerading as your best friend]]. Sometimes I want to rip off this fašade like I did at the Spring Formal, but I can't because you'll get scared and run away again. So I decided that it's better to live with the lie than expose my true feelings.'' This is so much easier when you are unconscious. (''[[BeautifulDreamer tenderly caresses Clark's hair]]'') ''My dad told me there are two types of girls: the ones you grow out of, and the ones you grow into. I really hope I'm the latter. [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy I may not be the one you love today, but I'll let you go for now, hoping one day you'll fly back to me.]] Because I think you're [[IWillWaitForYou worth the wait.]]'' (''again, carefully strokes Clark's brow'') Clark? (''Clark smiles and stirs in his sleep'')
--->'''Clark''': (''groans'') [[SatelliteLoveInterest Lana]]? (*Collective wince from viewers*) (''A few seconds of blank shock, then a single tear slides down Chloe's cheek; she leaves in a hurry, with one final tearful glance from the door'')
** Seriously, seasons one and two just seems to be one long BreakTheCutie sequence for Chloe. Clark just can't stop breaking her heart to chase after Lana, [[IncrediblyLamePun uncon]][[ObliviousToLove sciously]] or not.
** Later, after Chloe caught Lana looking at Chloe's photos with Clark at the school dance:
--->'''Chloe''': Don't look at me like that.
--->'''Lana''': Like what way?
--->'''Chloe''': Like I'm some lovesick loser who is trying to hang onto something she never had.
* In ''Calling'', Lionel comes to Chloe and offers her a column in the Daily Planet (something she wanted for a very long time) - at the price of [[spoiler:investigating Clark Kent]]. She turns him down, saying that she would never betray her friends. [[MagnificentBastard Lio]][[ManipulativeBastard nel]] wonders if her friend would be as loyal to her as she is to them. Then she saw Lana and Clark kissing in the loft and left crying.
* In the next episode ''Exodus'', Lana is preparing for Lex's wedding, and when Chloe asks, she [[BlatantLies lies]] and says that Clark and her are JustFriends. Chloe then confronts Clark, who barely pays her any attention.
** Jor-El then [[{{Superdickery}} demands]] Clark to fulfill his kryptonian [[BecauseDestinySaysSo destiny]]. In an attempt to resist it, Clark decides to sever his only kryptonian link, the ship he arrived to Earth in, by putting a kryptonite key in it. The ship explodes, causing a huge shock wave. [[spoiler:The Kent truck is overturned, and Martha lost her baby.]]
--->'''Jonathan''': Your actions...have consequences.
** Lana finds Clark, who is in pain and is convinced that he would only hurt everyone around him if he stayed. He steals Chloe's red kryptonite ring and puts it on, leaving for Metropolis, leaving behind a distraught Lana.
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[[folder:Season Three]]
* Picking up from ''Exodus'', in ''Exile'', Chloe tries to talk Clark into going back to Smallville and is met with violence.
* In the next episode, ''Phoenix'', Jonathan makes a DealWithTheDevil to bring Clark back at the cost of his health. Lana breaks up with Clark.
--->'''Chloe''': I mean, let's face it, Lana. Clark has more issues than Rolling Stone. [[note]]It's a magazine which has over 1000 issues.[[/note]]
* ''Truth'': Chloe, who breathed in a truth gas that forces anyone she asks to tell the truth, asks Pete what is the secret. To both Chloe and Clark's surprise, instead of talking about Clark's secret (what she was asking for) he suddenly [[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt kissed her and admitted that he has a crush on her for a long time]]. Shocked, Chloe forgot all about uncovering Clark; Pete is very embarrassed and runs away, pleading for Chloe (who is dying from the truth gas) to seek treatment. Later, Clark asks why Pete never told him or Chloe. Pete said he doesn't think he ever have a chance with the gorgeous Chloe; he also knows full well that she only has eyes for Clark (better than [[ObliviousToLove Clark himself anyway]]) and he is [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy fine with them being together, even consoling Chloe when she broke up with Clark]].
** Made sadder later in ''Forsaken'' as Pete is [[spoiler:PutOnABus.]]
** LexLuthor admitting to Chloe that all he ever wanted from [[AbusiveParents Lionel]] is ''love''.
** Lana saying that no one wants to be around Chloe any more and she is leaving for Paris; she didn't tell Chloe because she doesn't trust her.
* ''Memoria'': Lex reveals to Lionel what his brain treatments have caused him to remember - [[spoiler: that his mother Lilian was responsible for his brother Julian's death, an action Lex took the blame for and arguably set the tone of Lionel and Lex's [[WellDoneSonGuy relationship]].]] The look on Lionel's face when he realizes that [[EvenEvilHasStandards all the resentment he had been holding toward his son was for nothing]] is heartwrenching; his pitiful attempts to apologize as Lex utterly rejects the gesture and rips himself out of his father's grasp just end it for this troper.
** Hell, every single one of Lex's memories count.
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[[folder:Season Four]]
* Fašade: After Chloe confesses that she still loves Clark deeply, she looks on as Lois and Clark shares a flirty moment. The song playing nails it.
-->[[Music/AvrilLavigne "We're meant to be, supposed to be, but we lost it...all the memories so close to me just fade away, all this time you were pretending, so much for my happy ending."]]
* ''Transference'': Clark [[spoiler:[[FreakyFridayFlip actually Lionel]]]] [[DirtyOldMan has a long flirt]] with Chloe, then pull back at the last possible moment when they are about to kiss, with the cruelest of manners.
-->'''Clark''': Don't you wish...[[OutOfCharacterAlert Miss Sullivan]].
* ''Scare'': An episode mostly [[NightmareFuel dedicated to scaring the living daylights out of viewers]], but near the end Chloe tells Clark what her [[YourWorstNightmare worst nightmare]] is. She says that she found her MissingMom three months earlier...in a mental institution for a hereditary mental illness. That's why there is a Chloe-like straitjacket-bound zombie figure in her nightmare informing her that she cannot escape. [[DownerEnding She is terrified that she is going to end up insane like her mother and starts crying. While she says that she feels a bit better after telling a friend, Clark considers, but then decides against telling her his secret, despite her officially being his best friend at the time]].
** And then there is this time.
-->'''Clark''': (''talking about his worst fear'') [[WhoWantsToLiveForever ...I was completely alone.]]
-->'''Chloe''': I wish I could say that I'll always be here for you, but somehow I get the feeling that that is not a promise I can keep.
* ''Pariah'': [[spoiler:Alicia being hung from a noose. And Clark howling BigNo.]]
** For me, one of the stand-out TearJerker moments is in "Pariah", when Clark finds that [[spoiler:[[EnsembleDarkhorse Alicia]] [[TemporaryLoveInterest Baker]] has been murdered.]] It's... that BigNo he lets out is one of those rare moments where the moment is ''not'' {{Narm}} - it is an anguished, primal ''wail'', so horrifyingly real and gut-wrenching that you can't help feeling his grief. It's a lot worse when you consider that a) [[spoiler:Alicia]] was the first girl he loved who knew, accepted and understood him; and b) he never even had closure with her, seeing that she died believing he didn't trust her, and he pretty much has to live with that for the rest of his life. Also note just how ''violent'' [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge his initial reaction to her death was...]] even if she was only a three-episode character, her brief presence had a major impact, and her death was as powerfully and painfully emotional as was her relationship with Clark.
** He also blames himself for her death. Believing if he told everyone about his secret like she said, she'd still be alive.
* ''Blank'': Mostly [[{{Funny/Smallville}} funny]] and [[{{Heartwarming/Smallville}} heartwarming]], but with two small examples of this:
** Clark seeing Lana for the first time after he lost all his memories.
-->Clark: Who is that?
-->Chloe: (sadly) That...is Lana. The love of your life.
** Clark regains all his memories at the end but forgot what Chloe did all episode to help him.
-->Clark: Chloe, I need you to be completely honest with me.
-->Chloe: Honest, huh?[[note]]Something he hasn't been with her for a ''very'' long time. He could be a real hypocrite sometimes.[[/note]]
-->Clark: What'd I do?
-->Chloe: You trusted me.[[note]]He revealed all his abilities to Chloe thinking that he already did before.[[/note]]
* ''Ageless'': The freak of the week ages rapidly and is about to self-destruct in a huge explosion. His last words are "I wish you were my father, Clark."
** To be more specific Clark and Lana find a baby boy in a field and adopt him. Unfortunately, he starts [[RapidAging aging rapidly]], and despite everyone's best efforts, he dies. The worse part was the scene where the boy's biological father didn't want anything to do with him.
* ''Forever'': What did you expect from the last episode of high school? Special mentions goes to Chloe sadly packing up her things at the Torch and has one good long look at the office before leaving. It is going to be sorely missed.
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[[folder:Season Five]]
* ''Lexmas'': Picking up from the [[{{Heartwarming/Smallville}} heartwarming]] part of the episode... The DreamApocalypse unfolds as Lana starts rapidly losing blood after delivering a baby girl. Lex begs his father to let Lana get the best treatment, but he cruelly denies it as in reality Lionel orders a risky operation to be done on Lex. He breaks down in the dream world and wakes up in reality. Afterwards, Lex decides the only thing that could prevent him from losing who he loves is money and power, and [[StartOfDarkness orders for a blackpainting campaign against Jonathan to be initiated.]] The ghost of his mother shows up as a reflection in the window and weeps as her son is determined to go down the wrong path.
** The good parts are just as tear jerking when you think about it. The dream shows that despite what he did or will do, he really wished his relationship with Clark and Chloe never soured like it did in the real world.
* ''Reckoning'': Made of {{TearJerker}}s. The first happens when Clark finally tells Lana his secret and everyone's extremely happy, to the point that you start to wonder what the big deal was with the secret. [[spoiler:Then she ''dies'' in a violent car crash when Lex gets obsessed with finding out what Lana knows. Clark gets to the scene too late, and his reaction as his dad tries to pull him away is heart wrenching. But then Clark ''goes back in time'' with the help of Jor-El, [[IResembleThatRemark right after he told him that they weren't gods]]. Unfortunately, messing with the time stream has horrible consequences, and Jonathan Kent dies in Lana's place. Martha's agonized screams at the time of his passing, and the funeral afterward really made this troper turn on the waterworks.]]
** If you think about it, Jor-El's access to [[spoiler:time travel technology]] means that he must have tried it to save [[DoomedHometown Krypton]], and was also met with [[EarthShatteringKaboom disastrous results]]. [[FridgeBrilliance Perhaps that is why he is such a firm believer in destiny]].
* ''Vengeance'': The entire episode deals with Clark's grief and regret over his actions in "Reckoning", and how he's been bottling up all of his emotions. It all finally comes out at the end of the episode, when he walks into his living room while his mom is watching an old home video of theirs. It shows [[spoiler:Jonathan]] playing with an infant Clark, and closes off with him turning to face the camera and saying a spirited "goodbye"; it's almost like a posthumous farewell from [[spoiler:father to son]].
** Just the scene of Clark breaking down in his mother's arms can get to anybody. Anybody that thought that Tom Welling couldn't act before was proven very wrong with this scene.
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[[folder:Season Six]]
* ''Labyrinth'': Chloe is shot in the chest by officers. She twitches a few times before [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dying in Clark's arms]]. [[spoiler:Don't worry, AllJustADream.]]
* ''Crimson'': Clark is dosed with red krptonite and crashes Lex and Lana's engagement party.
-->'''[[SuperpoweredEvilSide K]][[{{Jerkass}} a]][[JekyllAndHyde l]]''': (to Chloe) After all, once Lana's off the market, all those years of unrequited pining may actually pay off. Can't say I haven't thought about it.
** Then at the end, [[spoiler:Jimmy gets increasingly jealous of Chloe's relationship with Clark. He said Clark does all sorts of horrible things when on red kryptonite (although he doesn't know that) but is EasilyForgiven, and accuses that she would never speak to him again if he is the one being the {{Jerkass}}. He challenges her saying that she would have chosen Clark over him if she had a chance. She hesitates for a long while being denying it but the damage is done. He says their relationship should be put on hold and storms out, and Chloe looks like she's going to cry.]]
* ''Progeny'': In a flashback, Moira Sullivan leaving young Chloe [[spoiler:for her own protection because of her [[PowerIncontinence uncontrollable]] MindControl [[{{Irony}} powers]]]].
** Chloe find her mother fully conscious in Lex's secret facility. Clark breaks them out. Moira starts to slip back into her catatonic state and there is nothing Clark or Chloe could do. Clark could just watch helplessly as Chloe and her mother exchange final words as she becomes increasingly halting in speech before her FateWorseThanDeath.
-->'''Moira''': Being with you again... It's the greatest gift I could've ever been given.
** Another reminder of despite his godlike powers, there are always people he can't save. It is the injustice that LexLuthor walks free (after he threatens to kill Chloe or worse if she doesn't take back her article on him), Chloe has to endure this kind of pain and Moira barely had a chance to get to know the amazing woman her little daughter has grown up to be that gets you.
-->'''Moira''': [[BookEnds My little cub reporter...]] (''tenderly strokes Chloe's chin'') This belongs...to you. (''hands her back her necklace'')
-->'''Chloe''': (''desperately'') No, mum, please... please don't go, mum... Not yet, not again! (''voice breaks'')
-->'''Moira''': I... love you... Chlo... Chloe... (''goes completely catatonic; kneeling in front of her mother, Chloe starts to sob into her lap'')
*** If you don't feel your heart break, you don't have one to begin with.
* ''Phantom'', ''Bizarro'': [[spoiler:The death and return of Chloe Sullivan. Lois gets stabbed, and calls Chloe before passing out. Chloe arrives to find her losing blood badly. She starts to cry and a shining SingleTear falls on Lois' forehead, [[EmpathicHealer healing]] her completely, but Chloe [[CastFromHitPoints goes unconscious instead.]] Clark [[BigDamnHeroes arrives]] and takes them to the hospital, where they try and fail to revive Chloe. However, the scene is rather brutally butchered by Chloe WakingUpAtTheMorgue immediately after her death (and in a rather {{Narm}}y fashion), which greatly weakens a scene that could potentially be the biggest TearJerker as unlike all other lives at risk in the two episodes, being an original character, Chloe is perfectly capable of dying any time, she arguably just [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived her usefulness]] as [[CreatorsPet Lana]] just learned Clark's secret and [[{{Expy}} Chloe]] giving her life saving Lois would be quite [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolic.]]]] As this scene seems to be one of the worst spoiled, viewers are going to be sorely disappointed when they finally get to see it. TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot indeed. Also, as corny as it sounds, the lack of DiedInYourArmsTonight and/or PietaPlagiarism (which ''Smallville'' usually do pretty well) also makes it less powerful than it could be.
** In comparison, Lana's supposed death dragged on a lot longer than it is best, being such a CreatorsPet.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Season Seven]]
* ''Cure'': Chloe walks in on Kara and Jimmy alone and they part on a bad note although Kara is oblivious. At the end of the episode, [[spoiler:Chloe's hope of curing her meteor infection is crushed when the [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate doctor]] [[DissonantSerenity calmly states he actually wants to cut out her heart]]. Jimmy and Chloe talk, but when Jimmy suggests they agree that the future just be normal, Chloe cannot promise him this. Jimmy thinks Chloe is still mad about him helping Kara despite that Chloe always rushes off the help Clark, but Chloe insists that she isn't. He says he has been very patient with Chloe and doesn't understand why she can't tell him what the problem is. When she doesn't answer, Jimmy says he can't do it anymore and leaves Chloe in tears.]][[note]]Credit goes to Smallville wiki.[[/note]]
** When Chloe decides to go to get treatment for meteor infection, she lies but Clark sees through it at once. Chloe admits that there might be memory loss.
-->'''Chloe''': If I have to give up a little bit of my past to gain a future, then so be it.
-->'''Clark''': You're going to forget everything! You're going to forget your friends, your experiences-- you're going to forget me. [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment You're going to forget me.]][[note]]Although it could be said that this nicely demonstrates how important she is to him by showing his shock at the prospect of her forgetting him[[/note]].
* [[spoiler:Julian's death]] at the end of "Persona".
* ''Hero'': A small one that once again radiates MagnificentBastard-ness, LexLuthor style.
-->'''Lex''': (to Pete) You know, we may have [[NotSoDifferent more in common than you think]]: we both have a friend who let us down and something tells me that you know what it's like to [[AllLoveIsUnrequited love a woman who's still infatuated with Clark Kent.]]
** The "friend" is Clark, Lex loves Lana and Pete loves Chloe, but both are infatuated with Clark. Pete's case is worse because he never had any chance with Chloe.
* ''Veritas'': Clark and Chloe is convinced Lionel murdered all others in his secret society. Lionel ends up on his knees before Chloe trying to make her listen, but sadly, PoorCommunicationKills.
** Clark finally gets to see Lana and tries to get her to respond, but she is completely catatonic until she whispers, "Kal-El". Clark looks hopeful for a moment, but she continues, saying he is too late. Devastated, Clark closes Lana's eyes and begins to cry. Chloe enters the hallway with the two of them at the end, but keeps her distance as she, too, starts to cry.
* ''Descent'': [[spoiler:Lex [[SelfMadeOrphan kills his father]]. Although it is marred by how Lionel is being very negatively portrayed in ''Traveler''.]]
** Am I the only one who was horribly upset when [[spoiler:Lionel Luthor]] died? The fact that things between he and Lex deteriorated to the point where there was really no other way it could end was sad enough, but his message to Clark, when he acknowledges that after all those years, he's finally met someone who he admits was better than him? Sniff... don't get me wrong, he was a bastard, there is no doubt about that. But he was a Magnificent one, and it felt like the show lost a part of itself when he went, especially since he'd been trying so hard to turn around ever since Seasons 4 or 5.
** Even though [[spoiler:Earth-2 Lionel]] is evil as [[spoiler:our Lionel]] use to be, deep down he truly loved [[spoiler:his son and regretted letting Earth-2 Clark kill him]] (he even admit that).
* For fans of Lex and Clark's friendship, the last five minutes of Season Seven's "Arctic" can be considered a pretty ''massive'' TearJerker. Especially with Lex's final words to an injured Clark as he holds him in his arms as the Fortress of Solitude falls around them both.
-->'''Lex:''' "I love you like a brother, Clark. But it has to end this way... I'm sorry."
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[[folder:Season Eight]]
* ''Instinct'': A TearJerker set into motion six years ago. [[spoiler:Jimmy found Chloe's love letter to Clark from ''Fever'' (apparently she kept it around all these years). After Clark saves Jimmy from Maxima, Jimmy tells him about it. Chloe admits writing it, shows it to Clark, says the feelings are real and she never regretted loving him. [[ObliviousToLove Clark later regrets never realizing her feelings even though she has always been right in front of him.]] ''*Sob*'']]
* ''Abyss'': Both [[{{Heartwarming/Smallville}} heartwarming]] and tear jerking.
-->'''Chloe''': I've forgotten almost everyone, Clark, and I'm having to fake my feelings more and more with people. Pretty soon there isn't going to be any more "I, Chloe." Just an I.Q.
** Clark carries an unconscious Chloe to the Fortress as more and more of her memory fades.
-->'''Clark''': Chloe never would have gotten hurt if she wasn't trying to protect me.
-->'''Jor-El''': I tried to warn you the danger in sharing your true identity.
-->'''Clark''': Now that I'm taking more risks, it's even more dangerous for her. Chloe deserves a life free from the burden of my secret. When you restore her memory, I don't want her to remember anything about Krypton. Or my abilities.
-->'''Jor-El''': I know this choice is not easy for you, my son. But it will be done.
-->'''Clark''': You're the best friend and ally I could have had, Chloe. The truth is, you saved me more than I could have ever saved you. I'm sorry to go back to hiding the truth from you, but the best way that I know to protect you... is to let you go. (''kisses her on her forehead'')
** After taking her back to Smallville, Clark returns.
-->'''Clark''': Jor-El. I've come here to thank you for what you've done. Chloe's a lot safer now that she doesn't remember the truth about me. I guess I'm just starting to realize how much I actually lost.
-->'''Jor-El''': You made a difficult choice. I'm proud of you, Kal-El.
** Finally:
-->'''Jor-El''': I'm here for you as well, my son.
-->'''Clark''': Thank you... Father.
** Note this is the ''only'' time Clark calls Jor-El "father", he is so grateful for him saving Chloe from a FateWorseThanDeath.
* ''Turbulence'': Jimmy and Chloe had an argument over Davis, and Jimmy says he is fed up with Chloe taking sides with Clark and now Davis but not him. Just ''look'' at Chloe after Jimmy says this line. And when she is crying alone in her apartment.
-->'''Jimmy''': Marrying you... was the biggest mistake of my life.
** Sorry, there is SandInMyEyes...[[{{WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague}} Yeah, tears. It's OK, man. We all feel the same way.]]
* ''Eternal'': [[spoiler:Davis asks Chloe to do a MercyKill. She couldn't bring herself to do it. When Clark arrives and Doomsday threatens to emerge, Chloe is forced to pull the switch that brings down a tank of liquid kryptonite on Davis. She then rushes to the cage where Davis is held, tears streaming down her face, and they pressed their hands together across the glass before he dies.]]
* ''Stiletto'': A terrifying mix of NightmareFuel and TearJerker. [[spoiler:Davis returns from the dead, and begs Chloe to [[BatmanInMyBasement keep him in her basement]] in ''Eternal'', but when a thug presses a knife to Chloe's neck, Davis pounces and kills him. She is forced to dump the bodies. Another BreakTheCutie moment for poor Chloe as she realised that TheseHandsHaveKilled.]]
* ''Beast'': Chloe runs away with [[spoiler:Davis Bloome]] so she could keep Doomsday in check and protect Clark, seemingly forever:
-->'''Clark''': But what about you, Chloe? Chloe, I'm gonna spend every second looking for you. I will find a way to save you!
-->'''Chloe''': [[TheNeedsOfTheMany Clark, you're not here to save one person, you're here to save all of us.]]
** And then...
-->'''Chloe''': I must have thrown a million [[KryptoniteFactor green rocks]] away and I've never really saved you. [[MoreExpendableThanYou Now, I can.]]
-->'''Clark''': [[BeingGoodSucks Chloe, listen to me, this is your life that we're talking about. Don't do this!]]
-->'''Chloe''': Clark, if there's one lesson I've learned from [[TheCape you]], it's that choosing the greater good is never a sacrifice.
** Especially tear jerking when you remembered that in ''Abyss'', Clark told her that she saved him more than he could ever have saved her, but she didn't know that because [[ConverseWithTheUnconscious she was unconscious]].

* ''Doomsday'': [[spoiler:Jimmy and Davis kill each other and Jimmy dies in Chloe's arms after a DyingDeclarationOfLove. Clark renounces humanity and walks out of her life.]]
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[[folder:Season Nine]]
* ''Savior'': Chloe begs Clark to [[spoiler:go back in time and save Jimmy]], but he adamantly refuses.
-->'''Chloe''': There isn't really anything human left in you.
** Chloe reveals to Emil that she had [[BreakTheCutie gone through so much]] she needs to carry a gun to fall asleep. Really, by this point Chloe is like a walking TearJerker, seeing how all of those in season eight directly involves her.
* Season 9's "Kandor". A clone of Jor-El arrives in Smallville and is surprised to learn he has a son. He and Clark spend the entire episode trying to meet, but [[ManipulativeBastard Tess]], [[BigBad Zod]], and life keep getting in the way. They finally run into each other at the end, just in time for Jor-El to die of a mortal wound. Goddamn you, ''Smallville''. That hurts!
* Hell, anything to do with TheWoobie that is Season 9's Dr. Fate.
--> '''Dr. Fate''': Carter, you have no idea how much I wish I could remember what my life was like before Dr. Fate. I had a wife. I think her name was Inza. And a family. But I can't... I can't remember. I scared them all away.
** Of course, by contrast, Carter's response to this statement is a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming:
--> '''Carter''': Family is more than blood.
* Zod chokes the life out of his lover, Faora, for betraying him. As her body lies on the ground, Zod notices her hand resting on her abdomen. He leans down over her midsection and turns on his super-hearing. To his horror, he hears a faint heartbeat fluttering and dying. Zod has just unwittingly murdered his own unborn child. Sure, what he does shortly thereafter is downright bastardly, but for a moment one's heart breaks for the man.
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[[folder:Season Ten]]
* In Season 10, we have the death of [[spoiler: Hawkman]]. Stabbed through the chest by Slade, and with his wings on fire, he still manages to fly to the rescue, saving Lois from plummeting to her death. As he dies, he talks about how he's going to be reunited with his wife, cracks a joke, and then goes. Doubles as a DyingMomentOfAwesome.
* [[BrokenBird While]] [[JerkassWoobie her]] [[ParentalAbandonment entire]] [[AbusiveParents life]] could be considered a TearJerker, there's something really sad about Tess's quiet "he's my father" when [[AlternateUniverse Earth-2]] [[EvilTwin Clark]] demands to know why she didn't let him kill [[ArchnemesisDad E-2 Lionel]]. She has so many [[ParentalIssues issues]] when it comes to her family, and E-2 Lionel has been absolutely horrible towards her, yet she still can't let go of the desire to just be wanted by her father.
* Clark and Jonathan's reunion in "Kent". Even though it's an alternate universe, the son telling the father everything he taught him...
* [[spoiler:Kara's departure]] in "Prophecy", abrupt though it was.
* [[spoiler: Tess's]] death in the finale. Sure, [[DoomedByCanon to an extent]] [[RedemptionEqualsDeath it was hard to miss coming]], but there's something about how she spends the whole two-part finale [[DyingAlone completely separated from Clark, Lois, Oliver, and Chloe, all of whom had become her friends at this point and dies without them even aware of what she was doing or even concerned about]] her (admittedly [[ApocalypseHow with reason]]) is terribly tragic.
** What makes the latter part particularly upsetting is that ''no one noticed that she hadn't showed up to Clark and Lois's wedding''. (Which was ''before'' the apocalypse situation!)
* Lex's return and his conversation with Clark in the Finale. Clark finally sees that his former best friend is beyond any reason or morality and Their fate as enemies has been sealed. When Clark says "I'm sorry I couldn't save You", You can almost see his heart breaking. The character we knew and loved, the one who tried so hard to be a good man, is gone forever, replaced by the spiteful, cruel man life turned him into. If that doesn't invoke a tear, nothing will.
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* Am I the only Lex fan who feels like crying every time Clark refuses to tell Lex the truth about him? Particularly is Season 1 episode "Leech", in which Lex pretty much has it figured out for himself and makes it very clear that he intends to keep Clark's secret. All he wants is for his best and only friend to trust him... and Clark pushes him away. He cares about you, dammit Clark!
-->'''Lex''': You're the closest I've had to a real friend my whole life. You don't have to hide anything from me.
** In "Finale", right before he heads off to face Darkseid, Clark essentially told Lex he's sorry for not being a better friend.
* When Clark and Lionel switch bodies for an episode, you get some CrowningMomentsOfAwesome for the acting of the two, mostly because they can mimick each other's traits incredibly well, but also some gutwrenching moments from Clark-In-Lionel when he starts to break down in jail. First, when he bluberly begs why the guards are dragging him away until he sees his face and snaps, then when he's beaten up by the thug demanding protection money, and then when he finds out he's dying. It may not always click on first viewing, but remember, this is ''Superboy'' in jail without his powers. Clark is a good person, he's tried to do nothing but good his entire life, he didn't deserve this and damn it it hurts to just try to think what its like for him.
* Whitney's father's death. It's sudden, but it was well built up to, and later added to [[spoiler: in the second season when Whitney himself dies in an act of heroics which fails.]]
** Pam's deathbed reconciliation with Lex in the same episode.
* Lex giving Clark a foil before possibly leaving Smallville. Clark is close to tears, while Lex is putting on a brave face. It's just a great scene that perfectly illustrates the mutual respect and friendship between these two men who you ''know'' will grow up to be enemies.
-->'''Lex''': [[{{Pun}} It's a]] [[ArchEnemy foil]], Clark. Every hero should have one.

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