And of all tear-jerkers, Kikyo's death. It's really too much for a woman to try to be strong and stoic when she was still alive, for her village.
Kikyo: "I must show my weaknesses to no one. I must never have doubts or demons would overtake me. I am human yet I cannot be human. We are quite alike you and I. You half-demon...That is why I could not kill you."
- Then Naraku just decided to screw up Inuyasha and Kikyo's almost happy life by fooling both, and Kikyo dies with a broken heart and a grudge that would reside for centuries in Kagome's soul.
- When she should have been given at least a peaceful after life, a demon witch just decides to resurrect her, as a clay body that can no longer feel. Adding to that, the soul she got from Kagome was full of bitterness and anguish at Inuyasha's supposed 'betrayal'.
Kikyo: "To live is to die. To die is to live. My name is Kikyo. I am a priestess who is unable to leave this world and reach the sacred place. No, that is not entirely the truth. Once I was a priestess. Now I am but a corpse with a cursed, false existence. No matter how much I desire to do good and help others, the truth is I live off the souls of the dead."ally dies, her lines to Inuyasha are... so melancholic yet bittersweet."
Kikyo: "I wanted to live as a normal woman with you, Inuyasha... and now I die a normal woman, without the Shikon, in your arms."