Tear Jerker / PewDiePie

Yes, even Pewds has moments where he just isn't his usual self and brings out some real sad stuff.

  • The finale of The Walking Dead, where Clementine shoots Lee upon request of him to avoid him coming back as a zombie.
    • The killing of Ben and Kenny also made him cry, despite the characters being right assholes for the long while. Though also a tear jerker, it doesn't compare to the above example, as it didn't just make him cry but made him right out bawl.
    • "You can be Robin next time. You can be Robin."
  • His reaction to the end of The Witch's House, especially considering that it was right after he had gone through the above. Viola's dad shoots Viola without even realizing that he shot his own daughter.
    Pewdiepie: Not again...
    • Froggy 2012. Never forget.explanation 
  • Sometimes it's hard to laugh at his horror or sympathize with him.
  • His expression while listening to the homeless peoples' stories in part 6 of his Beyond: Two Souls playthrough. While he doesn't cry, it's rather sombering, especially for fans who have been used to his comedic exaggerated sobbing.
    • And as a double-sombering moment for Canadian fans, that episode went up on their Thanksgiving. Ouch.
  • For a real life example, his "I'm Sorry" video, addressing the Retsupurae controversy.
    • Somewhat depressing was how the whole thing spiraled out of control to begin with; with Felix's Fan Dumb taking things WAY too far in response. You know, the exact same thing Felix himself has repeatedly criticized them for doing? The fact that the Fan Dumb aids many people's hatred for Pewds makes it worse.
    • "I deleted most of my early videos. People were all like, 'Wow, he sounds so fucking stupid here.' They still comment that."
  • Timmy from Happy Wheels gets blown up, shredded, impaled, yelled at, and forgotten on an alarmingly frequent basis.
  • The Saddest Story Ever video. A heartwrenching cover set to footage of Pewdie crying and looking depressed, and we see him dropping something that turns out to be a picture of Marzia. Millions of hearts shattered.
  • His reaction to Seiko's death in Corpse Party. He loses the chipper a considerable lot afterwards and is visibly shaken by it.
    • His entire reaction to the game. He is noticeably calm. His face throughout the playthrough can be described as shock.
  • The ending of episode four of his Journey LP, where his accomplice Bengt dies in the snow. What makes it worse is that you had no idea that it was coming—you only had a hint from the episode title ("SADDEST ENDING!") that a Tear Jerker was going to drop. But after tagging alongside Pewdie for the entirety of the game up until that point, Bengt's death was rather jarring for most bros.
    • Everything up to his death.
    Pewdie: Just a little further, Bengt. Just a little further. I always admire your stamina, Bengt. You were always the toughest one. But hey—we always manage to make our way through it, no matter how hard the times were. Right, Bengt? Remember that time that dragon nearly killed you? It nearly killed me. I tried to save you, but you just ran. You're crazy. I think I might have to amputate my legs, cuz they're freezing. This is worse than climbing Mount Everest. NO—I can't move anymore, Bengt! I'm a little scared. Wh-what's going on? Bengt? Bengt, what's happening? I don't feel so good. Bengt, sing to me! Sing to me, Bengt! Where's your scarf? NO! We're dying, Bengt! I wanted you to know--that you were the brightest. You were the greatest, Bengt. I love you. Don't leave me. Stay with me. (Bengt dies) BEEEEEEEEEEENGT!
  • The season 2 finale of The Walking Dead has Pewds burst into tears after realizing he chose to shoot Kenny, lamenting on how it was his time to go due to increasing Sanity Slippage and expressing subdued anger and disappointment at Jane for the entire Batman Gambit she orchestrated. He ends up with the Clementine Alone ending and is shown to be still visibly shaken by the entire ordeal after the credits finish.
    Pewdie: *Voice breaking* This fucking shit again...
  • The magnitude and constant irrelevance in the comments drove him to disable comments for a long time, since he couldn't take it anymore. The reactions to the video where he announced it were all upset, although many were supportive and he released a follow-up video thanking them.
  • During Among the Sleep, Pewds being his usual self has found out that the mother's alcoholism was the monster all along. While his reaction isn't a tearjerker, the fact that he's playing a baby when he picks up a bottle of alcohol and brings it to his mom to make her feel better is.
  • In his most recent Pewds Does Everything, the video ends with Pewdie admitting why he hadn't done more episodes: the last time he tried recording one (about a year prior to the video), he ended up suffering a panic attack from doing too many crazy things at once and not eating anything. He distanced himself from the series after that for obvious reasons.
  • His reaction to Jarsquatter on TOP 5 SHOCKING SITES is gut-wrenching.
  • His let's play of That Dragon, Cancer. It's possibly the heaviest game he has ever played.
  • He got furious after some of his fans insulted one fan that Felix visited through the Make-A-Wish Foundation by mocking her appearance.
  • His legacy as the most subscribed channel on YouTube and being openly regarded as the king of the site isn't as great as you would think. The comment sections of his channel were temporarily blocked because people were abusive and promoting their own content, and there are multiple channels and websites that are either copying him, stealing his identity for profit or are dedicated to making their content abusive and hateful towards him. For example, in one video, Felix watched hate videos; one channel in particular called "Pewdiepie Sucks" said that parts of their 3-part plan was to murder him and then rape Marzia. Another example involves the media manipulating his videos and spreading rumours by using out of context screenshots from his videos. Felix does laugh off the haters' threats and insults on camera, but when he gives a lengthy Reason Why You Suck Speech to Dillon the Hacker note , it shows how much these acts have really affected him.
    Felix: Why would I help you? you constantly make videos bashing me and my fans, and you're 99% of the reason why I had to turn off the comments in my videos before because of your constant spamming of my comments section. You and your friends have also made videos insulting my girlfriend, going so far as to claim she's cheating on me in one of your videos. So no, I will not help you and not only will I not help you, but I'm glad this happened to you. For all of your threats to hack people I think that it's great that karma finally caught up to you and your channel has been hacked. I can only hope you learn some sort of lesson from all of this because at the moment, I think you are a very sad and despicable person. You've gotten exactly what you deserve - Do not attempt to contact me again.
    • This is shown better during the drama in February 2017, Felix's joke involving Fiverr caused the media to label him as an anti-Semite despite Felix explaining multiple times that he didn't support these views in the slightest, but the media kept manipulating his videos and screenshots. This caused him to lose support from his network as well as lose his YouTube Red series. YouTubers like h3h3 Productions have publicly defended Felix by saying that it was just a joke and that the media is manipulating the footage. However, some other YouTubers like Casey Neistat have said that Felix should have been more careful about what he says and does in front of said manipulative media.
    • This is topped off by him being put Sweden's official hate registry. The idea of being labeled a public menace by your own nation of birth, for a misdemeanor he didn't even actually commit but was fabricated by the media, sounds akin to being scapegoated and betrayed by your own homeland. Thankfully, this is lessened by how Felix becomes the better man and mocks it for how ridiculous and stupid the very context is, specifically by playing audio from one of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's trailers, cranking up the Wangst Up to Eleven.