Tear Jerker: Wander over Yonder

  • In "The Fugitives", the heartbreak on Wander's face when he thinks Sylvia's abandoned him.
  • In "The Good Deed", Wander is so disheartened by his failed attempts at helping others that he lets himself sink into the mud as a missile heads for the sun.
  • In "The Pet", Sylvia thinking that Wander's been killed by the alien.
    • And when she mourns him, she recites what he would have to say to her: "It's always sunny somewhere, Sylvia old girl. So keep your eye on the horizon and don't look back. Never look back!"
  • In "The Box", Wander thinking he has let Sylvia down for not believing he can overcome his temptation of opening the box.
  • In "The Hat", Sylvia spends most of the episode being so sure she knows where Wander is, and when she finally gets there, after receiving a call from a drowning Wander, it turns out she's wrong. And she's just devastated, falling back in despair, feeling she's too late to save her friend. To make matters worse, the phone call was just Wander telling her he'd always love her, and then a gurgling, barely-heard "goodbye" as water covers his head.
  • Huckleberry Knucklehead running off crying after hearing Wander and Sylvia arguing in "The Toddler" can be a little gut-wrenching...especially when you realize that he was voiced by an actual toddler (Lauren Faust's nephew, to be exact).
  • In "The Rider," when Wander thinks that Sylvia would rather be partners with Ryder than him.
  • During "The Greater Hater", Sylvia's anguished scream as Wander gets absolutely throttled by Dominator.
  • A minor one but in "The Boy Wander" we have Wander getting beaten up by Screwball during the latter Villain Song
  • When Wander has to let Lord Hater go away from him and Sylvia in "The Fremergency Fronfact", the entire sequence is heartbreakly gut-wrenching...especially if you had to deal with this exact scenario before.
    • Keep in mind that Hater basically has the mind of a small child here.
  • In "The Axe", after Peepers is fired, there's a surprisingly heartbreaking montage set to a sad song where Peepers is looking around the ship and remembering all the fun times he had with Lord Hater.
  • While the finale to "The Wanders" was mostly heartwarming, one sad detail is that Wander insists he's fine, and visibily recoils when Sylvia tries to re-merge his helpless half. Just what happened to him?