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->''"Jacuzzi was angrier than I'd ever seen him. Which means he cried a whole lot more than usual."''
-->-- '''Donnie''', ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''

A character is fighting or screaming or deeply lamenting/angsting, sometimes in a [[UnstoppableRage rage that's frightening to behold]]. At the same time tears are streaming down their face.

Sometimes they cry with grief about what just happened that drove them into the rage. Others show their [[DirtyBusiness regret]] about the [[ShootTheDog harm that they're doing]]. The trope requires a character more dangerous than a tantrum-throwing child, but the PsychopathicManchild, WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, or a similar character may be extremely physically dangerous, while being the kind of emotionally immature person who cries while he throws a (possibly well-provoked) violent temper tantrum. Occasionally it's just the fear, physical pain and plain horror of battle. It's hard to tell.

Either way the fight often seems like a last resort to overcome the pain and lash out against this cruel world as a whole. It is usually followed by HeroicBSOD. In some cases, this can accompany a VillainousBreakdown.

Compare RoaringRampageOfRevenge, as that is huge motivation and invitation for this. Contrast TranquilFury and DissonantSerenity. See also: ManlyTears and BrokenTears.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/StrangeDawn'': Eri in Episode 13. Though it's hard to take seriously since it comes off as more of an immature temper tantrum in her case.
* Happens in ''Manga/BitterVirgin'' to Daisuke as he defends Hinako from a man who attacked her. Later he berates himself for being "so uncool!"
* ''Anime/DragonballZ'':
** Gohan has a variant of this after breaking through the [[TranquilFury Super Saiyan]] [[SuperMode 2]] barrier. What makes it so powerful is the implication that Gohan understands the kind of line he just stepped over to go this far (that his childhood innocence is lost). The implication is backed up by the [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown horrific brutality]] he attacks with in the next episode.
** Happens to Trunks in the Future timeline, who cries tears of rage at [[spoiler:Future Gohan's death at the hands of the Androids]] as he finally breaks the Super Saiyan barrier.
* In the 2018 adaptation of ''Manga/DevilMan'', ''Anime/DevilmanCrybaby'', protagonist Akira Fudo is prone to crying. This borders on comedic once when Akira comes across some demons devouring a human. The demons, mistaking Akira for one of their own, tell Akira he is late, as they have nearly finished their meal. Akira immediately begins crying when he recognizes the watches one of the demons is wearing as having belonged to someone he knew, catching the demons off-guard as he transforms into Devilman and violently rips them to pieces.
** Akira cries these tears again in one heck of a tear-jerking scene. [[spoiler: Akira finds Miki's house set ablaze by a mob with the dismembered bodies of Miki and their friends on pikes being paraded in front of the inferno. Akira, still in Devilman form, begins to cry. His anger overtakes him and Akira, tears still streaming from his eyes, calls the humans in front of the fire the real demons before incinerating them with his own flames.]]
--->'''Devilman''': "GO TO HELL, YOU MORTALS!"
** In the remake/reboot of the ''Devilman'' spinoff ''Manga/ViolenceJack'', ''[[Manga/ViolenceJack Shin Violence Jack]]'', Sirene (who has been reincarnated with a human form, thus making her a partial Devilman) begins crying tears of rage just after being molested by several of the demon-infiltrated New Shu Army's soldiers while in her human form, Killer Sara. She delivers an excellent [[TheReasonYouSuck breaking speech]] to her attackers, and then begins crying before going all out and murdering every single one she can get her talons on.
--->'''Sirene''': "Sirene!? What the hell is "Sirene"!? Who is this "Sirene"!? My name is Sara! The Sara that you bastards raped and defiled! I... Sara, will never forgive you for treating me as your plaything!! I'LL TEAR EVERY LAST ONE OF YOU APART!"
* Marcos has an epic rampage in ''Manga/TerraFormars''. He screams his heart out and cries while ripping through a crowd of terraformars after [[spoiler: his friend Sheila is killed]].
* The whole concept of the ''Manga/CryingFreeman''.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''
** In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', when the Wolkenritter desperately fight Nanoha and Fate near the end of the season. As does Reinforce while trying to kill Nanoha and Fate. And Vita while hunting Linker Cores after Hayate is hospitalized (complete with GrayRainOfDepression).
*** And TheMovie makes all of them even bigger {{Tear Jerker}}s.
** Subaru did this during her moment of UnstoppableRage in Episode 17 of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''. Nanoha herself also did this, whilst unleashing the most comprehensive [[DefeatMeansFriendship Befriending]] ever on Vivio.
* [[Manga/{{Gunnm}} Alita]] got these when she thought some thugs had killed Figure Four.
* Guts from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' gets these during Griffith's horrific crossing of the MoralEventHorizon at the end of the anime. More specifically, after he [[spoiler:''chisels off his own arm'' with a broken sword in order to attack Griffith while he is brutally raping Casca as Femto]]. [[HopeSpot After this attempt to save her fails]], Guts [[spoiler:can only cry streams of blood and tears as he is ForcedToWatch the horrific rape of his lover continue as he gets his right eye clawed out.]]
** In the scene prior to this where [[spoiler:Guts and the Hawks discover Griffith broken and tortured, Guts cries while holding him and then goes... well, ''berserk'' all over the Midland guards holding Griffith captive, killing them in great swaths.]]
** After the horrible, horrible events during the Eclipse and Guts awakens days later, he goes through a monumental FreakOut that consists of many tears, utter despair, bursts of rage, and finally an epic vow of revenge in the rain.
** After [[spoiler:Judeau dies and she's surrounded by apostles, Casca gives one last shot at trying to defend herself by picking up Judeau's sword and charging at the apostles [[BerserkerTears in rage and tears.]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Though she goes against them pretty valiantly considering the situation,]] Casca is still no match for the apostles as they break the sword and then start discussing [[FateWorseThanDeath what they intend to do with her.]] All Casca can do is stand there utterly petrified, let the tears fall, and say one name: "''Guts...''"]]
* The teddybear fighter of ''Anime/AfroSamurai'' after [[spoiler:his mask gets cut down and we find out he's actually Jinno]] a man who ''can not stop crying'' tears of rage.
* When Kallen is trying to kill [[spoiler:Lelouch]] in episode 24 of ''Anime/CodeGeass R2'', there are tears in her eyes.
** In [[WhamEpisode episode 22]] of season 1, Lelouch has tears streaming out of his Geass eye when he declares his intention to find and kill [[spoiler:Euphemia]].
** Suzaku after [[spoiler:Euphemia]] is injured and killed by Zero. And again, [[spoiler: when ''he'' becomes Zero and kills Lelouch]].
** Nina also does this during her FreakOut moment.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Momo Hinamori has tears streaming down her eyes when she attacks [[DissonantSerenity Gin]], suspecting he killed Aizen, and crosses swords with Kira.
** Later, she attacks [[LikeBrotherAndSister Hitsugaya]] when she ''was told in a letter'' that he killed [[BrokenPedestal Aizen]]. Yeah, she's [[BreakTheCutie that unstable]] at that point.
** Tensa Zangetsu in chapter 420. After he stabs Ichigo with his sword during a battle with him he cries.
** Hitsugaya himself is seen screaming and crying in utter rage and grief [[spoiler: when he realizes that Aizen has used his powers to hypnotize him and others into ''stabbing Momo to almost death.'']]
* Although you can't see it until right after the [[UnstoppableRage rage]] is over, it's apparent that Keiichi from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' was crying in the first arc [[spoiler:while beating Mion and Rena with his bat. Makes sense; he was [[TearsOfFear scared crapless]], and thus killed two of his best friends.]]
** [[spoiler:Oddly, he was doing it in self defense. [[UnreliableNarrator Or at least he thought so]]. It later turns out that they were just going to marker his shirt as a goodbye present, but he hallucinated that they were trying to kill him]].
* Kazuma from ''Anime/SCryed''.
* ''Manga/{{Kaiji}}'' does this awesomely during his [[spoiler: E-card battle with Tonegawa, when he cuts off his ear to trick Tonegawa and win the match.]] See also: CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'': In episode 190, it happens to Natsu after [[spoiler: Future Rogue kills Future Lucy in front of him.]] And he wasn't just crying, he was [[GlowingEyesofDoom pissed]].
** Happens to Sting when he fatally wounds his {{Jerkass}} guild master for [[spoiler: seemingly]] killing [[MoralityPet Lector]].
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'':
** Kahlua doesn't merely shed tears -- she weeps and wails in a most unseemly manner, asking "WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou?" [[LaserGuidedTykeBomb Turns out she's been conditioned to assassinate people on orders]], even against her will. She truly hates being an assassin... and vampires fight not to win, but to kill. In her mind, Kahlua was already mourning her opponent's death.
*** Koko explains that the tears 'wash out' her emotions, her love for her family - hence, heartlessly trying to kill her sisters.
---->'''Koko:''' So when the fight is over, she stays pure as ever. I think its that weird innocence of hers... that scares me more than the darkness in her.
** And Routier does this in chapter 47 of part 2 while attacking Yukari and Fong Fong.
** Fong Fong does this in chapter 48 of part 2 while lamenting about how he couldn't protect Yukari from Xia-Long. He also does this as he attacks Xia-Long.
* Pretty much any one of Creator/GoNagai's heroes does this. Probably the originators of the trope in anime, actually.
* In ''Anime/GaoGaiGarFINAL'', Guy does this when [[spoiler:he is sent into a rage at Mamoru destroying [=ChoRyuJin=], and is forced to use Hell And Heaven with all his might to essentially kill Mamoru, tears streaming down his face all the while. It later turns out that it wasn't the real Mamoru, but that's beside the point.]]
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''
** This happens a lot in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing''.
** [[AntiVillain Gaelio Bauduin]] in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' brusted out his tears when he knew [[spoiler: his ChildhoodFriend [=McGillis=] [[EtTuBrute betrayed him]] by using Ein's pride to [[ManInTheMachine modify Ein into a Mobile Suit]] as well as [[UriahGambit abandoning Carta]] to have her killed by Mikazuki [[note]]whom she's [=McGillis=] lover, to add insult to injury, she called ''[=McGillis=]'s'' name in her dying breath when she's rescued by Gaelio)[[/note]] just to ensnare Gjallarhorn. And knowing that [=McGillis=] will marry Almiria, Gaelio is ''not'' pleased for seeing his nine year old sister's life being ruined by a treachous friend.]]
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''
** Riza Hawkeye had a little moment when she thought [[spoiler:[[BodyGuardCrush Roy]] was dead]], complete with [[HeroicBSOD spirit-draining]] finale.
** Doctor Marcoh sheds tears while destroying the Philosopher's Stone inside [[spoiler:Envy]] after being captured by him in his true form.
** And from chapter 99 of the manga, [[spoiler:Ling]] gets these in a truly [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome epic]] (and terrifying) [[http://www.tenmanga.com/chapter/FullMetalAlchemistVol024Ch099/234286-23.html assault]] on [[spoiler:Wrath]] after [[spoiler:Wrath slices Fuu in half.]]
** Winry does this while she is beating Al with a wrench for accusing Ed of fabricating his memories.
* Russia from ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' does this in the Bloody Sunday strip, after a heartbreaking soliloquy and before opening fire on thousands of innocent civilians.
** Also the "Cleaning Out the Storage" chapter, when America remembers how England helped raise him... only to nearly kill the rebellious America during The American Revolution and break down in tears when he can't bring himself to do so. ("You used to be... so big...".)
* The protagonist of ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub'' does this a lot near the end of the manga, as he gets increasingly sick of having to kill scores of people who have never done anything to him, just so he can get at the BigBad.
* Matsuda in the last episode of ''Manga/DeathNote'' when [[spoiler: he shoots Light to stop him from writing Near's name, goes into a rage and shoots him some more.]]
* Lucia, of all people, goes into one of these in the final battle in ''Manga/RaveMaster''
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' has an example of this as well, with--tadaaaaa!--[[spoiler:Tamahome. Suboshi kills his family, so his powers elevate to a whole new level and he nearly kills the Seiryuu Seishi during his HeroicBSOD. About an hour or two later, Miaka finds him burying his family along with their gifts, and when he turns around, about '''six lines of tears''' were streaming down his face.]]
** The REALLY sad part? [[spoiler: Suboshi's twin, Amiboshi, wasn't even dead at that point, which was Suboshi's motive for going after Tamahome's family in the first place. Tamahome's family was killed for Amiboshi's death THAT DIDN'T EVEN HAPPEN.]]
* [[Anime/BirdyTheMighty Birdy]] combined this with ScreamingWarrior when she [[spoiler: trashed the robot that killed Violeen.]]
* As did Kagura in ''Anime/GaReiZero'' when she killed a bunch of demons after she [[spoiler: killed Yomi]]
* Asuna in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has these when she snaps temporarily during her fight with Setsuna [[spoiler:due to Albireo picking at her brain and accidentally making her remember Gatou Vanderburg's death momentarily.]] It's only visible in one frame, though, because the rest of the time her face is [[HiddenEyes highly shadowed]].
** She also does this in chapter 352.
* ''Manga/AngelDensetsu'': "You should not hit a girl"
* ''Anime/ErgoProxy'': The [[CharacterTitle series namesake]] often has tears in his eyes after killing. [[spoiler:This is because Ergo Proxy is [[TomatoInTheMirror also Vincent Law]], who is generally a pretty sensitive, weak-willed guy, and he isn't in control of [[SuperpoweredEvilSide this facet of his personality]]]].
* Yuuki of ''Manga/GameXRush'' does this after being stabbed and proceeding to demolish his assailant, although less from the stab-wound and more from the traumatic flashback spurred by said stabbing.
* [[spoiler: Cooan]] from ''Anime/SailorMoon'' is screaming and crying as she attacks the Senshi during her [[TearJerker heartwretching]] VillainousBreakdown. [[spoiler: She gets better, though]]
* A number of the characters in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' end up doing this as they get too close to (or surpass) the limit of their Yoma power, in the knowledge that doing so will turn them into monsters. [[spoiler: Well, not ''all'' of the time.]] However, there are entirely different reasons that the Claymores do this during [[ThePurge the Northern Campaign.]] [[spoiler: Not everyone likes seeing all of their friends and allies go down to a forced HeroicSacrifice because [[WellIntentionedExtremist the Organization]] finds them inconvenient.]]
* Jo from ''Anime/InnocentVenus'' has the more tranquil variety after piloting his Gladiator. It is said that a Gladiator pilot who doesn't show Berserker Tears, FreakOut, or some sort of negative response after piloting a Gladiator is a monster because of the nature ([[spoiler: PoweredByAForsakenChild]]) of the mecha. Presumably most of the pilots are not in on the secret, but [[spoiler: the children's souls]] manifest as some psychological effect.
* [[CowardlyLion Jacuzzi Splot]] from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' cries all the time. ''All'' the time. Including when he [[BewareTheNiceOnes held up 18 mafia speakeasies in one night with a machine gun]].
* [[BewareTheNiceOnes Gon Freecs]] in ''Manga/HunterXHunter''. [[spoiler: Somewhere, Kaito is crying.]]
** Also Killua in chapter 294.
* Given all the trauma the characters go through in ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', it's a wonder this doesn't show up ''more'' often in the series. That being said, it does show up a few times--most notably when Joshua attacks Chrono in a rage after he finds out about his [[DealWithTheDevil contract]] with Rosette [[spoiler:after witnessing her dying in his arms]]. After his burst of rage he falls onto his knees, sobbing.
** Not to mention when Chrono attacks Aion in an attempt to save [[spoiler:Mary, but ends up killing her]]. Or Rosette and Joshua's fight in the manga
* Maria does this in episode 22 of ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' as she repeatedly gets revenge on her abusive mother.
* Ichi in ''Manga/IchiTheKiller'' always cries during, and after, killing, due to being in a semi-hypnotic trance in which he's reliving being bullied as a child.
* In an episode of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', [[GenkiGirl Tomo]] is pushed over the top and goes [[UnstoppableRage on a rampage in the lunchroom]] with tears in her eyes until she accidentally hits Yukari, simply for the reason that Yomi managed to eat curry noodles without splattering it all over herself. Yukari's [[RedEyesTakeWarning subsequent]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown reaction]] [[HilarityEnsues must be seen to be believed]].
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' episode 7 shows [[spoiler:Sayaka]] crying Berserker Tears. [[TearsOfBlood Of blood]].
** Episode 10 shows another one: [[spoiler: Timeline 3 Mami couldn't handle the revelation that magical girls were doomed to become witches after seeing Sayaka become Oktavia, and sought to MercyKill the others with tears streaming down her face. Madoka as well, though she was able to hold her tears back long enough to stop Mami's rampage by killing her before she too bawls her eyes out.]]
* Taki from ''Manga/MaidenRose'' when he singlehandedly defeats a group of students harassing him in military academy
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
** Naruto, in first-stage Kyuubi mode, when he beats up Deidara ([[spoiler:one of those responsible for Gaara's death]]).
** Naruto's also crying in chapters 228 and 229 as he's having to fight Sasuke at the Valley of the End. It's [[{{Tearjerker}} heartbreaking]].
** At the end of chapter 585 [[spoiler: Kabuto does this as he bisects Itachi, saying that he just wants to become himself and he won't let anyone stand in his way]].
** Ambiguous example in Kakashi Gaiden. After receiving his Sharingan, the previously Kakashi emerges from the rubble with tears streaming from his transplanted eye, and proceeds to tear through his team's assailants with his now perfected Lightning Blade. The debate lies in whether this was a physical reaction to the Sharingan being transplanted into his scarred eye socket, or legitimately being overwhelmed by [[spoiler:Obito's death, which he blames on his late arrival in choosing between rescuing Rin and fulfilling mission.]] Kakashi before this moment had been a strict adherent to the Ninja code [[spoiler:after the trauma of seeing his father ostracized and eventually take his own life]], one of which stated true Shinobi never shed tears, compared to his present self teaching that one who abandons their comrades is worse than garbage. The contrast between the two personas and his behavior at the moment suggests the latter. On the other hand, frequent crying was also a trait of Obito, who had been the one insistent on jeopardizing their mission to rescue Rin [[spoiler:and from whom Kakashi received his Sharingan]]. The subsequent fight is either this trope or TranquilFury, depending on if the tears are emotional or physical.
* In ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', when Simon starts crying Berserker Tears, the results are not just epic, but sometimes terrifying.
* ''Manga/KarakuridoujiUltimo'': Rune has these when fighting Yamato in chapter 11.
* ''Manga/FutureDiary'': Yukiteru when he goes crazy and shoots his friends after realizing he can't bring his dead parents back to life. And Yuno and Hinata in the climax of episode 9. Also, Yuno does this in the anime after Yukiteru calls her a "nut-case".
* Occurs in ''Manga/ElfenLied'' in episode 12 by Kouta when Lucy says they're friends so that's why she didn't kill him. Kouta's also crying as he tackles Lucy after she murdered his father and sister and he bangs her body repeatedly into the ground. Lucy gets so upset by seeing Kouta's tear streaked face that she starts crying too. And Kanae does this as she's laying dead on the ground from when Lucy cut her in half and she had been upset at her brother Kohta for saying that he hates her.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'': When [[spoiler: Sayuri is injured by a demon and hospitalized]], it causes [[EmotionlessGirl Mai]] to completely break down and even [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide try to kill herself.]]]]
* Daisuke in episode 13 of ''Manga/DNAngel'' as well as the final episode when he [[spoiler: stops Satoshi from [[BungledSuicide killing himself]], yelling at him to live]]. Also, in the most recent cliffhanger of the manga, Satoshi breaks down in Daisuke's arms. Of course given the context of [[spoiler:Satoshi begging Daisuke to turn into Dark so things can be over, followed by Satoshi putting a gun to his own temple when Daisuke rejects him]] it's also going into TearJerker territory.
* Naoe of ''LightNovel/MirageOfBlaze'' does this in the second OVA during his AttemptedRape of Kagetora.
* PlayedForLaughs [[SuicideAsComedy in]] ''Manga/SlamDunk''. When the HotBlooded protagonist Sakuragi Hanamichi is yelled at by the girl he likes (she thought he'd beaten up the guy she liked), he tried to jump off the roof of the building while crying Berserker Tears. Of course, his friends kept him from jumping and it was never mentioned again.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': During her battle with Zorin Blitz in the 7th OVA, Seras weeps after she is {{Mind Rape}}d. Happens again during the flashback of her childhood as she [[spoiler: watches her mother's corpse being raped]].
* Occurs a few times in ''Manga/BetrayalKnowsMyName'' like with Yuki and Hotsuma.
* Misao of ''Manga/BlackBird'' does this during an AttemptedRape scene in volume 3.
* Rumi of ''Anime/PerfectBlue'' does this while watching Mima filming her rape scene and Mima does this during her FreakOut moment in her apartment following filming the rape scene, and as she's running for her life from [[spoiler: Rumi]].
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Young [[BrokenBird Asuka]] does this during her MindRape in episode 22 as she's screaming at her mother "[[{{Tearjerker}} Why won't you look at me?!]]"
* In episode 88 of ''Manga/{{MAR}}'' Alviss has tears running down his face after being brainwashed by Phantom.
* In episode 25 of ''Manga/OutlawStar'' Harry does this right [[spoiler: before he dies]].
* In chapter 12 of ''LightNovel/{{No 6}}'' Nezumi cries after Sion [[spoiler: gives him a good night kiss]].
* Ginza in ''Anime/SpeedGrapher'' as she's telling her love rival she wants to kill her.
* Episode 19 of ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'' features [[{{Yandere}} Kaede]] doing this as she's going crazy at Asa.
* ''Manga/WolfGuyWolfenCrest'': Inugami lets loose tears of pure rage and despair as he demands to know where Haguro and his goons are keeping Aoshika [[spoiler:who they are in the middle of gang-raping]].
* Little Deyzune from ''Anime/{{Redline}}'', who becomes impossibly strong when he cries.
* In ''Manga/MegaManMegamix'', Skull Man sheds these as he prepares to shoot [[FatherlyScientist Dr. Cossack]] after the latter comes to apologize for [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone abandoning him and sealing him away]].
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** After [[spoiler:Admiral Akainu kills Ace]], Whitebeard weeps briefly before utterly giving him an epic beatdown.
** In general, whenever Doflamingo uses his PeoplePuppets ability to force someone to attack someone else, the controlled people are crying and begging others to run for cover, as they are unable to do crap to stop themselves. Especially notable mentions are [[spoiler:King Riku being forced to slaughter his own people, screaming at anyone to kill him in the process, and Rebecca dashing towards her aunt Viola to cut her down (Thank goodness [[BigDamnHeroes Luffy stopped her in the nick of time]]).]]
* Emi from ''LightNovel/TheDevilIsAPartTimer'' tends to start crying when she gets truly furious.
* Jeremy from ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'' usually ends up screaming at Ian and sobbing quite hysterically whenever Ian tries to talk about or help Jeremy deal with some [[RapeAsBackStory unfortunate events that happened to him]].
* Kodai/Wildstar in ''[[Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato Yamato II]]'', both in the movie and the later TV adaptation. After [[spoiler: Sanada and Marine Sargent Sato]] die in a HeroicSacrifice, Kodai flees back to his ship, tears trailing behind him while he mows down the mooks that get in his way.
* ''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd'': Yuu in the beginning when he shoots Ferid in revenge for him killing his family.
* Exa is noted to be crying during his UnstoppableRage in chapter 18 of ''Manga/SuperiorCross'' when he [[InternalReveal finally learns]] that his LoveInterest Sheila is (or rather... [[ThatManIsDead was]]) the Demon Lord who slaughtered his home village.

[[folder:Card Games]]
* [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=21293 Tears of Rage]] from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''.
** BerserkerTears. Which are made of [[IncendiaryExponent fire]]!

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In the ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'' story, ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' was crying when she [[spoiler:was going to kill ''Comicbook/LexLuthor'' to avenge [[Franchise/{{Superman}} her dead cousin]].]]
* Superboy-Prime in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' when the Titans swoop in to help the REAL Superboy.
* ''ComicBook/XWingSeries'': Young Wedge Antilles, in the grip of TranquilFury, [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/1020778.html shooting down]] the people [[YouKilledMyFather responsible for his parents' death]].
* ComicBook/{{Ronin}} was once forced to kill a gang of punks. He shed a SingleTear before cutting them up.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K'': Shed by [[OriginalCharacter Minase]] while she was [[spoiler:bashing the head of the guy who had just raped her]].
* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': During [[DespairEventHorizon her breakdown]], caused by [[LoveInterest Shinji]]'s loss, [[TheBerserker Asuka]] cried after a fight, when she got furious or angsty. And she shed blood tears.
* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' fanfic [[TearJerker Gav and Bob]] has this, when the Ogryn Gav finally [[spoiler:beats the everloving shit out of the Thousand Son who killed his best friend Bob]].
* In [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8177352/1/Phoenix-s-Inferno Phoenix's Inferno]], when Phoenix frees [[spoiler:a demonic Miles Edgeworth]] from the sin of pride, [[spoiler:Edgeworth begins to roar furiously before breaking down sobbing.]]
* In ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'', the normally mild-mannered Bridgette sheds tears of rage whilst denouncing Chris for his treatment of the interns.
* In the climax of ''Hearts and Minds'' of the ''FanFic/FacingTheFutureSeries'', Danny and Sam are seriously ticked off while fighting Nocturne after he [[spoiler:trapped them in a dream world where their memories of each other were sealed away]].
* Natsu crying in the [[Manga/FairyTail canon anime]]? Whoohoo boy. Try [[TheStoic Erza]] unleashing this trope in ''Fanfic/FairyWithoutWings'' against a woman named Morianna Feathermane. Why? [[spoiler:Morianna killed her parents and set fire to Rosemary Village and ''ensured'' that Erza would be taken to the tower of heaven just to kill Erza's bloodline]].
* This happens in ''Fanfic/TheVow'' (a ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' fanfic) to Master Storming Ox when [[spoiler:Master Thundering Rhino]] is killed by Lord Shen.
** In one of the final chapters, [[NinjaMaid Jade]] lets herself cry when she confronts Shen and [[YouMonster furiously calls him off]] for his willingness to destroy not only innocent lives, but also drive his loyal right hand Zhan (whom she has come to genuinely love) to his possible death.
* ''Fanfic/{{Quicken}}'': After Emma goes berserker and kills several gang members who assaulted her, cut her nose off and threatened with raping her, she cries and screams while she stabs the last thug to death.
-->I beat her chest with my fists, still tasting blood in mouth. I sobbed, tears streaming down my face. "You bitch! Why did you people have to do this? How could you do this to me?"\\
I bowed my head, blubbering and crying uselessly for a few moments. Then I shrieked and raised the knife before I slammed it home into her chest. Bone creaked and cracked, as the knife pierced through her sternum. Yan convulsed, drawing a gasping breath as her back arched from the blow. I pulled out the knife, a spray of blood following it, and I stabbed down again. I was still crying, cursing her as I stabbed her again, and again, and again, each blow weaker than the last. Her chest stopped rising after the fourth blow.

* Look VERY carefully, press pause frame by frame if you have to: [[Franchise/StarWars Anakin Skywalker lets tears roll down his cheeks after brutally murdering the Separatist Leaders on the volcanic planet of Mustafar.]]
** He also had tears on his face right before murdering all the children at the temple.
** And when he massacres the Sand People in ''Attack of the Clones''. In fact, just about any time Anakin goes on a rampage he lets loose with the waterworks, to the point where the helmet may have been changed over in ''The Empire Strikes Back'' owing to rust.
** In ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'''s {{novelization}}, he spouts {{Bond One Liner}}s as he kills the Seperatists. If he cries it's not mentioned, and this is generally interpreted as the book's Anakin enjoying the deed a lot more than in the movie. After all, he's wanted to do this for years.
* In ''Film/AChristmasStory'' Ralphie, unable to tolerate the torment of the vile neighborhood bully Scut Farkus any longer, is overcome with UnstoppableRage and wails on him until both boys are a quivering, sobbing mess (though Ralphie clearly got the upper hand).
* Creator/DavidLean's ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia''.
* You can't actually see tears because of the mask, but in the film version of ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' Rorschach is audibly crying when he picks up the cleaver and [[spoiler:splits Gerald Grice's head open for killing Blair Roche.]]
* Happens to the Captain in ''Film/ThreeHundred'' when he [[spoiler:breaks rank to charge the enemy after his son Astinos is beheaded]].
* Aileen's first kill in Monster.
* ''Film/FriendlyPersuasion'' is about Indiana Quakers in 1862, who have a crisis of conscience about whether to participate in UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar. Young Josh Birdwell joins a militia unit fending off Confederate raiders. He hesitates to pull the trigger when the order to fire is given, until the soldier lying next to him is shot. Then Josh starts shooting at the Confederates while the tears roll down his face.

* Discussed in ''Literature/EastOfEden''-- one of Cal's favorite hobbies is to tease and taunt his twin brother Aron. But he always makes sure not to take it too far, for if Aron starts crying, he becomes violent and dangerous to deal with.
* Happened in one of the ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' books to Simon, who doesn't even realize that he's crying but ends up with a HeroicBSOD. Two times.
* ''Literature/TortallUniverse''
** In the first ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'' book, the page Seaver loses his cool and tries to attack the spiderlike monster of the same kind that killed his father. Kel, keeping her cool, trips him so he can't run into the spidren's weapons, and the creature snags him with its web. It's mentioned that he wept in rage while hacking the web off of him.
** This happens to Beka Cooper at the end of the third ''Literature/ProvostsDog'' book when [[spoiler: she is forced to fight and break the legs of her partner Tunstall after he betrays their king.]]
* Used in Jasper Fforde's novel ''Literature/TheLastDragonslayer''. [[spoiler: This is what finally sets off the climax of ThePlan that's been running through the whole book.]]
* Szeth-son-son-Vallano in Brandon Sanderson's "The Way of Kings".
* In ''Literature/TheLongShips'' the narrator notes that Orm's best friend Toke tended to start crying when he got drunk enough, and that this was a sign that he was about to get violent.
* In ''Literature/ADanceWithDragons'', Bowen Marsh cries as he and the other Night's Watchmen [[spoiler:stab their commander Jon to death, as they believe he's going to destroy the Watch with his actions.]]
* In one ''Literature/TheSavannahReidMysteries'' book, Savannah's teaching a self-defense class, and she tells Margie to let her feelings out by pretending that the person volunteering to be the "attacker" is the guy that attempted to rape her. Margie attacks him ferociously, and it ends with her sobbing.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', "Pariah", Clark does this when [[spoiler:he attacks the guy who killed Alicia]].
* Piper in the ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' episode "Hell Hath No Fury", when she finally breaks down and reveals that she is furious with Prue for dying, and then starts to scream and cry and bang on Prue's headstone, until she finally just collapses and cries in Leo's arms. Such a well-acted scene that most viewers were able to overlook the flawed psychology of it all.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': The second season episode "The Way We Weren't" climaxes with Crichton and Aeryn making a full frontal charge on Pilot in order to regain control of Moya. Aeryn has a tear lingering on the very lip of her eyelid during the entire charge. Partially justified as this is one of Claudia Black's signature acting talents.
* Tended to happen to [[{{Tsundere}} Margaret]] in later seasons of ''Series/{{MASH}}''.
* Chloe (or Radcliffe) talking about her father Harvey Denton in ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'': "You wouldn't want to make him angry. I once saw him beat a man until both he and the man were crying."
* ''Series/BreakingBad'' has Jesse when he's [[DirtyBusiness forced to kill]] [[spoiler:Gale]].
* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E22AllHellBreaksLoosePartTwo "All Hell Breaks Loose, Part Two" (S02, Ep22)]], Dean sits by Sam's body and tearfully discusses his failure to protect his brother. This ends with him yelling "What am I supposed to do?", standing up, and kicking furniture, while tears still fall from his eyes. He then gets into the Impala to make a deal with a crossroad demon.
* ''Series/TheLAComplex'': When ArmouredClosetGay Kal is caught kissing Tariq, he pretends that Tariq initiated it and proceeds to NoHoldsBarredBeatdown Tariq to show his "disgust" and protect his reputation. The beating happens in slo-mo, with Kal crying openly while he does it.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': In "The Coming of Shadows, when G'Kar finds out about the Centauri attack, he starts rampaging his way through everything standing between him and Londo while screaming and crying about his people being targeted and victimized again.
* A variation in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', where thanks to a FreakyFridayFlip, [[DarkActionGirl Faith]] ends up beating ''herself'' up while sobbing and screaming that she's a disgusting, murderous bitch.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* [[spoiler: Wheatley]] from ''Videogame/Portal2'' is an odd example of this. He's a non-humanoid robot, meaning he ''physically cannot cry''. However, during the BossFight against him, he gets increasingly more unhinged as [[spoiler: you continue to corrupt him by placing cores on him]]. After placing [[spoiler: the third core]] on him, he starts to spout angry paranoid ramblings while [[spoiler: lobbing bombs at you]]. What makes this fit into this trope is that after a few sentences, ''his voice starts to break''. [[https://youtu.be/5UGiWGuOvOI?t=9m25s Here]] is the scene. Be careful though, it's ''very'' spoiler-heavy.
* Crying Wolf from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4''. It's kind of her thing.
* Aishi the Mournful Blade, from ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire''.
* Neku Sakuraba from VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou, after finding out that [[spoiler: Joshua really was the one to kill him]].
* The Wardog Squadron from ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'', after [[spoiler: Chopper is killed in combat during a surprise air attack.]] Keep in mind that the Wardog Squadron was so badass, the enemy had named them "The Razgriz", after a mythological demon that is said to rain down death when he reveals himself. When the Yuktobanians actually [[spoiler: kill Chopper]], one of them comments "They're no demons, we can take them!" But shortly afterward, when Wardog starts slaughtering the remaining air force (softly sobbing over the radio while doing it), the Yuktobanians start screaming phrases like "So this is what those demons are REALLY like!" and "Did the demons take them over?!" as they get swatted out of the sky.
* Cypher Zohar from ''VideoGame/SilhouetteMirage'', after [[spoiler: Har removed [[AmbiguousGender his/her]] FakeMemories]].
* The protagonist of ''VideoGame/ImOk'' does this throughout the entire game.
* Heavy from VideoGame/TeamFortress2 wells up when talking about his gun Sacha, but he also commands the "babies" he's fighting to "cry some more".
* During the final battle of ''VideoGame/Mother3'', Lucas is in tears all the way through because of the realisation that the Masked Man is [[spoiler:his brother, Claus]]. Lucas is unable to attack the Masked Man as a result, until he wounds Flint, Lucas's father, with ''two'' PK Love Ωs. Lucas is then able to brutally attack the Masked Man, dealing large amounts of damage in the process.
** Also, [[spoiler:Flint]] does this too, after the great granddaddy of all [[TearJerker Tear Jerkers]].
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'' has Mareeta, who was forced to use the Sword of Darkness, which drives her insane and sends her into a killing spree. Her first victim? ''Her Mother''. The villains watching note how tears are streaming down her face as she tries and fails to resist the power of the sword's influence. The fact that her mother refuses to fight back makes it all the more gut wrenching.
* ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'': Agnes combines Berserker Tears with her CatchPhrase to impressive effect when the team is facing down the true BigBad of the game: [[spoiler: Airy the fairy, who she believed to be her friend.]]
--> '''Agnes:''' [[spoiler: We first met on that precipice overlooking the Great Chasm. You had come forth from the Chasm's depths. But you had only just slain us! OUR BLOOD HAD YET TO DRY!]]\\
[[spoiler: '''Airy''']]: [[spoiler: Indeed. You have served me well. Now, die a bitter death, knowing you served your enemy.]]\\
'''Agnes:''' (almost volcanic with fury and fighting back sobs)...'''''UNACCEPTABLE!'''''
* In ''TatsunokoVsCapcom'', Batsu is unique in that his Level 3 [[LimitBreak Hyper Combo]] involves him and his partner teaming up to attack the enemy in a mater similar to his [[VideoGame/RivalSchools home series]]. However, if his partner is KO'd, Batsu's technique changes to him in tears, charging and firing a ball of energy with the ghostly image of said partner besides him. This isn't just asthetic: it actually ''causes more damage''.
* At the end of ''Videogame/{{Lisa}}: The Painful RPG'', due to his EleventhHourSuperpower of [[spoiler:turning into a mutant]] Brad gains the ability to cry in battle which restores his SP.

* The Heavy Weapons Guy in ''Webcomic/NerfNow'' [[http://nerfnow.com/comic/12 "Medic? Medic?? MEEEEEEEEEDIC!!!!!"]]
* [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_974.php Daniel Ti'Fiona]] in ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures''. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Woops.]]
--> "I vowed I would destroy ''you'', Regina! '''DO YOU HEAR ME!?'''"
* Diva'ratrika in ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' progresses from tears of sadness to this after learning [[http://www.drowtales.com/longestwait.php?order=date&id=23 that her daughters have betrayed her]] and proceeds to [[http://www.drowtales.com/longestwait.php?order=date&id=24 take out an entire building]].
* [[Webcomic/{{Goblins}} Kin]] finally [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/04122010/ gets her revenge]] on the man who had raped and tortured her on a daily basis for God know how long.
* In ''Webcomic/TheWaterPhoenixKing,'' Anthem during her first battle, believing she's about to die in yet another fiasco, and [[TheAtoner deserves to]], and just wanting to go out fighting instead of as a completely helpless victim. Then it gets BloodyHilarious.
* Ruxala, the previously unnamed female member of the Vespiary Squad, in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120608 sat in tears]] until Slaver Wasp Warriors claw-stab her captain and walk in... carnage ensues.
-->'''Tarvek''': Ah--I'm... I'm sorry, you just seemed rather... ''distraught''--
-->'''Vespiary Girl''': Of ''course'' I'm distraught! (still weeping, brains her ''third'' bug in a row, not even looking at it) They hurt ''my weasels!''
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Grace [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=532 has these]] while in a berserker rage when she fights Damien. They start as [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=530 tears for the death of everyone Damien killed]] and they end up as [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=538 tears for attacking Damien so savagely]].
* Name-dropped in [[http://www.smackjeeves.com/images/uploaded/comics/1/d/1d8e7a7b9g3UJ.jpg this page]] of "Webcomic/RubyNation", in which Jiro completely loses it while interrogating an enemy combatant regarding the whereabouts of his girlfriend/expecting mother of his child.
* A humorous example in ''Webcomic/{{Whomp}}'' when M Dude starts hitting Ronnie because he won't stop being a wuss and begins to [[BlackComedy beat the living hell out of him]] and he breaks into tears.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Whenever WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic gets frustrated.
* Dio has a stream of tears coming out of his face when he's in a berserker rage over the fact that his life was incredibly sucky up to this point in the Phantom Blood spoofs in ''WebVideo/VaguelyRecallingJoJo''. Also, he somehow causes the tears to flow over the Stone Mask.
* [[http://i.imgur.com/beFm2GU.png Seen very briefly with Yang]] in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', when she charges [[spoiler:Adam after he stabbed Blake.]]
** In "Taking Control", [[spoiler:Tyrian becomes a sobbing wreck after Salem expresses her disappointment in him for failing his mission, which attracts a nearby Beowolf. Tyrian then turns his attention on it, carving it up while still sobbing like crazy, which then devolves into [[LaughingMad mad laughter]].]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Dean Venture in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''. That stupid bully had to snark on Triana...
** And before that, when Brock talked Hank through killing a shipload of Fake Ghost Pirates.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Beast Boy invokes this trope when it's revealed that Terra was working with Slade.
** Just about every Titan experienced this trope, at one point or another.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''
** The Girls do this in "Speed Demon" against HIM, when they travel TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.
** In the pilot episode (the one with the other mayor, the first aired after being conceived as ''The Whoop-Ass Girls'' then renamed), Bubbles goes into this when Fuzzy Lumpkins scores a glancing blow with his Meat Gun (which turns everything into some sort of meat byproduct) and beats the everloving tar out of him (while Buttercup and Blossom watch on in shock).
** In "The City Of Frownsville," a schlemiel named [[PunnyName Lou Gubrious]] sends [[EverybodyCries the entire city crying]] with a ray that is channeled from his own sadness.
** In "All Chalked Up", Bubbles's fury towards Buttercup breaking chalk eventually turns into InelegantBlubbering.
* In one particular episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Aang is so distraught about [[TeamPet Appa]] being stolen that he goes into the [[UnstoppableRage Avatar State]] reflexively, creating a giant, destructive tornado from the desert sand - all while tears are streaming down his face. Katara manages to snap him out of it though.
** Sokka also did this when [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]] Azula taunted him with news of [[spoiler: his imprisoned girlfriend Suki]]. He then proceeded to pin her against a wall with his sword at her throat.
** Katara does this as well, while taking out a Fire Navy ship in "The Southern Raiders".
* Big Shot from ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' animated series, a [[CaptainErsatz parody of the Punisher]] is often seen firing off his guns wildly while shedding tears. Sadly, future appearances concerned his psychiatric treatment, and eventual pacifism.
-->'''Big Shot''': ''(breaking down, hugging Arthur)'' Why didn't you love me, mommy?
* [[spoiler: X-23]] of ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' got these. Poor dear, who could blame her?
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', Scourge [[spoiler: gets his hands on the Matrix and becomes horribly mutated and insane, with actual tears falling during part of it.]]
* In the Season 1 finale of ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' Yugo gets a pretty harsh case of these, since he has just sensed [[spoiler: the death of one of his allies.]]
* Velma in episode 10 of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryInc'', after Shaggy formally tells her he'd rather be friends with Scooby than be her boyfriend. Velma's anger deteriorates into piteous crying.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Peter Griffin is rather prone to this, one of the most notable examples being him repeatedly smashing the face of his daughter's tormentor, Connie D'Amico, into the glass of a fire extinguisher panel repeatedly.
--> '''Peter Griffin:''' Hey, you see that fire extinguisher over there?
* Amethyst of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has tears streaming down her face by the end of her fight with Pearl in "On The Run".
* Wonder Woman in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' after [[spoiler: Toyman seemingly kills Superman]], is shedding tears as [[spoiler: she destroys Toyman's machine and is about to punch a hole in his head]].
* ''WesternAnimation/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars'': After the toads stop him from reuniting with his (presumed dead) brother, Bruiser charges a huge formation of toads, unarmed, screaming with rage and grief and with tears streaming down his face.
* During the third season premier of ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', Marco gets these as he [[spoiler: punches Toffee clean through the chest, in an attempt to avenge the now (presumed) dead Star.]]

[[folder:Real Life]]
* [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Confederate]] guerrilla William 'Bloody Bill' Anderson reportedly went into battle alternately sobbing and [[LaughingMad laughing uncontrollably.]]
* According to the testimony of Private Robert Maples, Paul Meadlo was crying while he [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone shot civilians]] [[UsefulNotes/VietnamWar at My Lai]].