Tearjerker / Romance of the Three Kingdoms

  • Zhou Yu, the eternal Butt-Monkey of Zhuge Liang's schemes, dies from agitation after one humiliation too many from the superior strategist, leaving us with his Famous Last Words:
  • Some events depicted in XIII are this.
    • The event where Lady Bian discusses why she felt that none of her 3 remaining sons at the time should succeed their father Cao Cao takes on a tragic note when one realises that she would eventually outlive 2 of them (Pi and Zhang) and even Zhi outlived her by a mere 2 years.
    • The video depicting Liu Bei's death. Unlike the controversial version found in historical records and the novel (where Liu asks Zhuge Liang to take over as ruler of Shu), Liu Bei merely tells Zhuge Liang to "lead Shu's officers" if Liu Shan is not a worthy ruler; this avoids the controversy that no Chinese leader in that era will willingly ask a non-relative to take over an empire from his descendants. The final moments of the video show him reaching for the air, with images of Guan Yu and Zhang Fei appearing, signifying them awaiting their brother to join them. It hammers home the fact that at his deathbed, Liu was truly a broken man.