* Masaru has been through more in just a few months than most adults go through in a lifetime.
* Mark's collected drawings...including the single, lonely wing.
* Pretty much all of the hospital arc. Made worse by the cheery beginning.
* The end of the Sahara battle. [[spoiler: All the participating Shirogane dies, Narumi lost all his limbs, which were replaced with puppet limbs, and it's all for nothing, given the Francine they fought wasn't even the real one.]]