Despite franchise loaded with HotBlooded HumongousMecha pilots fighting for justice and trampling on evil with extreme prejudice in the greatest ways possible, there are moments here and there that will make you cry your heart out, normal or ManlyTears.

* During the assault on the North American Langley base in ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Super Robot Wars Original Generation 2]]'', both the Earth Federation Army and [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Neo Divine Crusaders]] are ambushed by the [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsClassic Inspectors]] [[spoiler: and the [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Shadow-Mirror]]. [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Colonel Van Vat Tran]] and [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Captain Daitetsu Minase]]]] are mortally wounded, but both do the best with what time they have left until the end: the former urges his remaining troops, including [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Yuuki Jaggar and Ricarla Borgnine]], to retreat with the ''Hagane'' and goes down guns ablazing by attempting to ram [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsClassic Mekibos]] with his battleship. It doesn't work, but his DyingMomentOfAwesome solidifies why he's TheBrigadier. On the other hand, the latter orders all friendlies to make a TacticalWithdrawal using the [[{{BFG}} Tronium Buster Cannon]] on the ''Hagane'' as their getaway, all in the meantime refusing medical aid. Ultimately, he succumbs to his wounds, and the crews of the ''Hagane'' and ''Hiryu Custom'' are devastated. Worse, to the player, he's the first character in the party to be officially KilledOffForReal.
** Following the WhamEpisode, a funeral is immediately held for him. He was just that important and awesome that the crews would put off everything else to pay their final respects to him. Elzam even sets his "Ratsel" disguise aside for the duration of the funeral, refusing to dishonor the Captain's memory with a false name.
* The death of [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Cattleya Fujiwara-Branstein]], [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Elzam von Branstein's]] wife. After being captured by terrorists, she's placed in a hangar bay of their home colony of Elpis. Its AxCrazy leader [[spoiler:[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Archibald Grims]]]] hands Elzam an ultimatum: save his wife as the hangar bay is flooded by poison gas, which is slowly making its way into the rest of the colony, or destroy the hangar bay with Cattleya it, but prevents the gas from seeping into Elpis. Elzam starts hesistating, but Cattleya urges him to take TheNeedsOfTheMany route and destroy the hangar bay. Not only must Elzam live with the fact he killed the love of his life, but is disowned by his [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha younger brother]], who never forgives him for pulling the trigger. The Branstein family was no longer the same after this event.
** Which makes the scene in the ''Inspectors'' anime [[spoiler: where they, together, avenge her death and take Archibald down once and for all]] all the more powerful.
-->'''Elzam:''' You don't need to apologize to Cattleya, [[spoiler: Archibald]]. That's my job.
* With the [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Einst]] finally destroyed at the end of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2'' and ''Original Generation 2'', [[spoiler:[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Einst Alfimi]]]] is given a welcome into the party, having pulled her HeelFaceTurn, [[spoiler:but since her fate is tied down to the Einst, she's moments away from death. In her last words, Alfimi is content she is among people who accept her and thankful she has made friends]]. Of course, all this is undone in ''Original Generation Gaiden'', when the plot pulls a BackFromTheDead[=/=]NotQuiteDead card.
* After being subjected to multiple memory erases and drug enhancements, [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Ouka Nagisa]] finally snaps out it thanks to her School sibilings during the Earth Cradle event and returns in a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against MadScientist [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Agilla Setme]] in ''Original Generation 2''. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:Ouka opts to pull a HeroicSacrifice to stop the regenerating Machine Cells from multiplying any further, no thanks to Agilla. What makes this a TearJerker is all of her sibilings' efforts to get her back to them intact has been for naught. TooCoolToLive? Probably, but it does demonstrate why The School children all consider her their CoolBigSis from the start]].
** ''The Inspectors'', the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Original Generation 2'', implies that [[spoiler:Ouka wouldn't be alive for long, due to overusing the GEIM System in the Rapiecage. Seems like a HeroicSacrifice was the best option in a potentially lose-lose situation]].
* In the same Earth Cradle event, [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Wodan Ymir]] and [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sanger Zonvolt]] crash into the installation from the force of their duel on the surface. Wodan's Thrudgelmir is basically trashed, and he admits Sanger is the winner, but [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Egret Feff and his Machinery Children]] intervene. As Egret orders the supercomputer Magus Gebo to regenerate the Thrudgelmir, Wodan demands he does not need it. The Machinery Children attack and Sanger quickly dispatches Machinery Child Uruz, while Wodan, knowing his machine can't take anymore stress, singlehandedly destroys Egret and the rest of his abominations with one stroke. Just before the overdamaged Thrudgelmir explodes, Wodan tells Sanger that [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sophia Nate]] is now his responsibility to protect. Sanger screams for Wodan's name, accepting his new duty given by his greatest rival, and rushes to save Sophia as the Earth Cradle begins to collapse.
* ''Original Generation Gaiden'' gives us a cruel PlayerPunch of attempting to invert the SparedByTheAdaptation. [[spoiler:[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Lamia Loveless]]]], after all her efforts to assert her indomitable will, is unceremoniously shot down by an [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration ODE System-possessed Wilheim von Juergen]], claiming her useless and making every of her development null. Worse, this happens because [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Kyosuke Nanbu]] had dropped his guard. The {{Leitmotif}} ''Meikyuu no Prisoner'' ("Prisoner of the Labyrinth") by JAMProject becomes hard to enjoy when party members attack Juergen with BerserkerTears (especially [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Seolla Schweizer]] and [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Latooni Subbota]], since they were part of a new team) to avenge her. Even though Juergen is defeated, [[spoiler:he himself is obliterated by an interrupting [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsReversal Duminuss]], who reveals that she's done with him as a pawn, so the Hagane-Hiryuu team has been railroaded in venting their rage on the ''wrong person/thing'']], and the heroes are forced to retreat. Kyosuke mournfully and solemnly declares [[spoiler:Lamia]] a victim of war and killed in action.
** It turns out [[spoiler:Lamia is NotQuiteDead: she was recovered by Duminuss and reprogrammed in such a way that even if Kyosuke were to try and fulfill his old promise at the ''Original Generation 2'' epilogue (in the event Lamia loses control of herself, he promises to destroy her), he'll ''fail''. Kyosuke was already hit with HeroicBSOD and is ''this'' close to crossing the DespairEventHorizon]], until a BackFromTheDead [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Axel Almer]] arrives to set things straight.
** The origins of the [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsMX Cry Wolves]] from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsMX'' was easy to pass up, but ''Original Generation Gaiden'' sets a more tragic spin. [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsMX Foglia Est]] has a more developed personality and a good relationship with his friend [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsMX Hugo Medio]] and father [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsMX Albero Est]], except being sidelined and passed up most of the time by Albero. There almost seemed to be a good reason for his, until Foglia sacrificed himself to protect his father from a [[spoiler:[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Jetzt Regisseur]]]]. The shock was too much for Albero, and coupled with the bad news that Hugo must receive cybernetics to even survive his wounds from the attack, it's not hard to see why Albero begins his StartOfDarkness from this event, making his full FaceHeelTurn in the next game.
** The homunculi of Duminuss had it quite rough, despite their antagonizing nature. Sure, [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsReversal Tis and Laliar]] may have been following their master's orders, [[spoiler:but being forcibly absorbed out of their own will by Duminuss after receiving too much wounds from the heroes? Duminuss winds up playing the EvilMatriarch straight to a T, compared to its ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsReversal'' counterpart. Just as Duminuss bares down on the remaining homunculus [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsReversal Despinis]], it summons its master [[Characters/CompatiHeroSeries Dark Brain]], who proceeds to OneHitKO the BetaTestBaddie, along with Tis and Laliar it, ''all in front of Despinis, the resident ShyBlueHairedGirl of the villains''. At that time, in regards to villainy, it totally sucks being Despinis, but thank goodness the [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsReversal Gureden sibilings]] are willing to spare, forgive and protect her]].
* ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden The Lord of Elemental]]'' Part 1 section of the ''Masou Kishin'' storyline had a major one with the death of [[Characters/MasouKishin Ricardo Silvera]]. Naturally, he's supposed to be DoomedByCanon for being the first Herald of the Elemental Lord "Zamzeed", since [[Characters/MasouKishin Mio Sasuga]] is the next one in line during the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsEX'' events, but it doesn't make his final moments easier to watch, as [[Characters/MasouKishin Tytti Noorbuck]], who was ignoring his advances and playing up the {{Tsundere}} atttitude beforehand, breaks down and genuinely mourns his death and her efforts to save him declared too late.
** To add to the tragedy, when you realize Ricardo's assassin [[spoiler:is the same person who killed Tytti's family on the surface world before she was summoned to La Gias]], it's no wonder afterwards that Tytti ends up becoming AllergicToLove.
* The ''Second Original Generation'' doesn't pull the punches, either.
** Midway into the game, [[spoiler:Hugo]] ''DIES''...or, at least, that's what everyone's led to believe ([[spoiler:the [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsMX AI-1]] keeps him barely alive]]). Like ''MX'', [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsMX Aqua Centolm]] discovers that Albero's co-conspirator is her own mentor [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsMX Eldy Mitte]] and was being the BigBad of the two, to the point where Aqua couldn't help [[spoiler:Hugo]] out of utter shock. Naturally, [[spoiler:Hugo]] gets resuscitated later by [[spoiler:the AI-1]], but at the time, it is a shocker (since [[spoiler:Hugo didn't bite it in ''MX'']]), and Aqua's crying is visibly understandable, as she blames herself for it, while Eldy maniacally taunts her for it.
** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsDestiny'' was already DarkerAndEdgier, but its events in this game winds up making things harder for its protagonists, ''especially'' [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsDestiny Cliana Rimskaya]].
*** Unlike ''Destiny'', Cliana and [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsDestiny Joshua Radcliffe]] convince both [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsDestiny Glacies and Ventus]] to align with them. Unfortunately, their HeelFaceTurn results in Cliana's SplitPersonality "Chris" to vanish. Instead of playing it straight like other personality splits, where one "disappears" and other remaining dominant and existing, the game uses a {{Deconstruction}}: TheStoic ActionGirl personality "Liana" and the sweet, cheerful Chris are on perfectly good terms and alright with their SharingABody situation, considering one another family and their own person. Losing Chris, alongside having to tell their allies about their uniqueness, makes Liana feel incomplete. Just to top it off, when executing the Dea Blanche Neige's final attack after this event, Chris' spirit won't be around to support Liana unlike before, just to remind the player she may have been KilledOffForReal.
*** In a similar vein to ''Destiny'', BigBad [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsDestiny Perfectio]] must be sealed in his own dimension. The heroes realize someone needs to do the job, but before Cliana can say anything, [[spoiler:Ventus]] immediately volunteers. Despite her protests, he's adamant with his choice; worse yet, Chris reappears and tells Liana to take care of herself from now on, as she and [[spoiler:Ventus]] vanish forever in front of Liana. ''Wow'', and you thought being experimented back in ''Destiny'' by [[spoiler:[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsDestiny Felio Radcliffe]]]] was bad enough for Cliana.
**** To twist the knife further, during Perfectio's appearance, he reveals [[spoiler:Cliana's SplitPersonality is due to Liana being an incomplete "Melior Esse" (Ruina General); in other words, Chris was the ''original'' personality, and Liana the constructed one. Not only has Liana essentially hijacked a body like the other Melior Esse, she feels extremely guilty for having destroyed Chris until she reappears. Even then, Liana begs to take her place with Ventus to seal Perfectio, but Chris doesn't relent and allows her to stay in her body. All Liana can do at that point is break into tears]]. Sheesh, it definitely '''sucks''' to be Cliana.
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