Tear Jerker / Guest from the Future

  • The You Shall Not Pass Heroic Sacrifice of Werther. This is what it means to be a Ridiculously Human Robot. To care about people and sacrifice yourself to save people, even if you have only known them for a few hours.
  • Alisa's farewell to the children.
  • A meta example. Alexei Fomkin, the actor who played Kolya Gerasimov, should have had a long and respectable acting career. But then he died in 1996 when his apartment burned. He never got to see the future....
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