- The greatest Tear Jerker of all (other than the first finale) is no doubt when the first TOM died...many fans were no doubt shocked and horrified when they saw TOM get liquefied...
- As of Intruder II, it's happening all over again. First: SARA is almost killed, Then TOM 4 turned out to be killed offscreen and now the Absolution has been destroyed.
- The original closing speech before the revival is a Tear Jerker:
"Well, this is the end, beautiful friends. After more than 11 years, this is Toonami's final broadcast. It's been a lot of fun, and we'd like to thank each and every one of you who made this journey with us. Toonami wouldn't have been anything without you. Hopefully we've left you with some good memories. So, until we meet again, stay gold.Bang."
- If you ever saw Toonami before it met its untimely end, it's impossible to see that and not feel a tear come to your eye.
- Steve Blum has stated at a con that recording that speech was among his most difficult to get through in his career.
- It's made even worse by an archived thread on 4chan's /a/ from the last day of Toonami. The infamously rude and edgy board being reduced to tears from the sudden announcement of the block's cancellation and its final hours is just depressing to look at.
- Hell, the music itself ("Cascade" by Tycho) is tear-jerking.
- "Don't fear failure". The deep, emotional message and quotes used for this promo along with the Outlaw Star footage used in the promo has caused many a fan to tear up.
- The April 1, 2012 one night revival on [adult swim] as part of their annual April Fool's stunt. Tears of joy, Manly Tears and tears of nostalgia all flowed freely as "Toonami" played shows from the glory days (including completely unexpected fare like Blue Submarine No. 6), Tom was brought back with new lines voiced by Steve Blum (who seemed to be shedding those nostalgia tears as well) and the previously posted "Broken Promises (Dreams)" promo was aired.
- The first motivational speech from TOM since the TOM 2 era, simply titled "Life". It can be seen as a thank-you toward fans who brought the block back.
- To the fans of Neotoonami, their final farewell is definitely this.
- TOM trying to get a perfect day in his review of Pikmin 3. You can't help but shed some space dust along with him.
- The entire treatment of Samurai Jack. Debuts on Toonami at 4AM without even so much as a promo to tell longtime fans of the show where it is and when they could watch it, then being pushed back to 4:30 and finally 5:30, and then being pulled from the block along with the rest of the back end without letting it's final two episodes air. And need I remind you, this is one of Cartoon Network's own shows!
- However, with the fact that Toonami is now producing a proper Grand Finale to Samurai Jack, it looks like Toonami is finally giving its due to one of Cartoon Network's finest shows.
- The removal of half the lineup on Feb 7, 2015. So many good shows gone, some pulled way ahead of schedule. Their goal is to reduce the amount of reruns on the block to nearly none, ignoring how there are people who haven't seen any of these shows before and those who really do want them to rerun a show they only aired once! The truly tear-jerking part is we may never see any of them again! Plus, this limits the opportunity for new shows to air on the block, with short-run programs limited by the 3 long running Shonen series, while long-running shonen series are similarly stymied.
- When Dragonball Z Kai had encores at 8 PM hours before the block, Adult Swim wondered if the same would work for the other long-running popular shonen One Piece as well, the most successful shonen anime in Japan and the country's longest-running and bestest-selling manga. .... nope. 5 weeks of encores, and it was taken away. Yet another reminder of One Piece's constant curse of always being second-banana in America.
- The death of Clay Martin Croker, the voice of Toonami's first host, Moltar.
TOM: Fare thee well, buddy. May your oven stay forever lit.
- Then there's the tribute they did shortly after his death. Moltar attempts to call TOM, but the message is scrambled. SARA is luckily able to interpret some of it for TOM. Moltar lets him know that he's returning to his home planet, Moltor, and he won't be coming back. And that he always that he was a better Toonami host than TOM. Rather than getting mad, TOM takes it in stride, and gives him a proper goodbye.