Tear Jerker / Vampire Hunter D

Vampire Hunter D

  • Lamika's death, having decided that she no longer had any reason to live if going on without her father meant she would no longer live as a noblewoman. D, knowing she has human blood in her urges her to decide for herself whether to go on living as a vampire or as a human, but Lamika instead vows to die as the noble she is. D looks upon her with his usual stoic expression, but perhaps slightly more saddened that she has decided her life no longer has any meaning as he watches her march calmly to her fate.
  • Dr. Fehring's death at Lamika's hands, after having himself been transformed into a vampire. Before he is stabbed to death, Fehring acknowledges he once saw Doris as the closest thing he ever had to a daughter, all the while entertaining the idea of being able to suck her blood. Before falling to his death, he pleads a traumatized Doris to forgive him for his actions.
  • The death of Doris' horse Luke at the start of the film, having been viciously mauled by a mutant and then dragged away to his violent end by a werewolf before Doris was able to rescue him.

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

  • Alone with each other after an attack from the Barbarois, D and Leila muse that no one will likely mourn the other. Leila suggests a deal to which D agrees: whoever lives longer should visit the grave of the other. At the end of the film, the nigh-immortal D keeps his end of the bargain, arriving just after Leila's burial sixty years later. She didn't die alone after all: her grave is surrounded by her family, including her granddaughter. He refers to Leila as an 'old friend' and gives her granddaughter a smile when she asks him to come visit her family, indicating that they not only know who he is, but she hints that her father, at least, would be legitimately thrilled to see the enigmatic hunter, as Leila has apparently told them all about D. Although he refuses, due to his own personal hangups about being a Dhampir, the ending is actually kinda happy, despite the tearjearker way it occurs. There's at least one family out there who would welcome D as a friend and with open arms, if he could just bring himself to take them up on their kindness...
  • Charlotte's death in Meier's arms and his mourning. Even the hardened vampire hunter Leila, who kills vampires because It's Personal, couldn't bring herself to shoot him as he wept.
  • After Charlotte's death, D and Leila leave Meier to mourn her inside Carmilla's castle — inside which is a rocket that would take any on-board to the "City of the Night". As the castle crumbles behind D and Leila, the rocket (carrying Meier and Charlotte) fires.
    Leila: Where is he taking her?
    D: Away from here.
Leila — understanding Meier's decision after seeing him mourn for Charlotte — not only urges the rocket to keep going, but sheds tears as it escapes her sight.