Tear Jerker: Vampire Hunter D

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.