Tear Jerker / Exiern

  • A meta-example, original writer and creator, Drowemos' farewell to the fans after selling the comic. read it here.
  • Ctyx. Good lords, every scene he's in just makes you want to cry. Getting his hand lopped off by an evil sorcerer, because he dared to offer assistance. Getting exiled from his family, and told he's useless as a result. Getting to the main city, after his new magical hand led him there, only to watch his girlfriend struck down protecting him from a shapeshifter who had the gall to say sorcerers are unnatural. Only to be fooled by another shapeshifter who decided to impersonate her, and tried to use him as a tool, and then a shield. Lastly, finding his girlfriend in the morgue, thanks to the actions of said shapeshifter... We can only speculate on what horrors he's faced off-screen, but we do know it somehow involves trying to bring her back, and then hearing from him that when he found her, she'd been skinned.
  • Wyll-line's past. Forced to kill his father to prevent him from murdering his brother after watching his mother murdered, abandoned by said brother and left to die for being considered "weak." Tried to make a new life with a monk and his very beautiful daughter who took him in and saved his life, only for his former clan to show up and send it all to hell by Rape, Pillage, and Burn. Small wonder he went home and made an example of those who exiled him.
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