* KingOfFighters 2000: While in other teams' endings Kula's just standing on Zero Cannon with intentions of destroying it, [[spoiler: [[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/neogeo/b/kof2kula.htm in her ending]] she succeeds and promptly [[GravitySucks plummets from orbit]]. [[RobotBuddy Candy]] catches up to her and shields her. She survives and all that is left from Candy is her head calling her "Friend". Kula hugs said head and ''weeps''... [[TheWoobie and no one can blame her]].]]
* KOF 97. [[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/neogeo/b/kof97sp.htm The Sacred Team's ending.]] Two phrases: [[spoiler: "Defeat Orochi and do with Yagami! And like 1800 years ago, protect Kushinada!"]] and [[spoiler: "[[IWillWaitForYou I'm waiting for you]], [[FirstNameBasis Kyo]]!"]]. The first time I got this ending, [[Tropers/{{Orihime}} I]] wept like a little girl.
* ''XIII'', of course, has [[http://youtu.be/TBXfNlbIONI the sacrifice]] of [[spoiler: Ash Crimson]]. [[spoiler: Elisabeth]]'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZzMHPYEc9c reaction]] to [[spoiler: his erasure from time]] followed by the credits montage of his youth [[spoiler: as any traces of his existence (save for [[TragicKeepsake his headband]]) are erased]] is pretty hard stuff to take without sorrow. Double when the credits also include [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pippa_Passes a certain poem by Robert Browning]], which finishes like this:
-->"God's up in his Heave, all's right with the world"
** Even worse in the end of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q-wVj5yOtE the VERY spoileriffic "long version" of the OP]]: [[spoiler: Evil Ash turns to the screen, smiles sadly and whispers something as he disappears... then the scene changes and we see who is he actually talking to: Elisabeth, who is on her knees in a flower field not unlike the one seen in their childhood photos from her team's ending. She tearfully tries to reach for Ash, and when he's fully gone she breaks down sobbing as a petal-filled wind blows around her... and the infamous Door closes.]]
* The ending of [[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/neogeo/b/kof97face.htm the New Face Team]] in 97. [[spoiler: As Orochi still can't revive on its own, Yashiro [[ImpromptuTracheotomy rips Chris's throat with his bare hands and does the same to Shermie]].]] The TearJerker comes when [[spoiler: he [[DiedInYourArmsTonight comforts the dying Shermie]] as she dies, promising to [[TogetherInDeath follow her and Chris in death]]. And once she's a goner? [[DrivenToSuicide He fills his word]].]] Sure, [[spoiler: killing your own teammates and friends]] is a dick move, but when it's done like this you feel more sad than angry for [[JerkAssWoobie the culprit]]...
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