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Jade deciding to make a Heroic Sacrifice and let herself be banished so her family and friends won’t share her fate is just heartwrenching.
Jade saying goodbye to Jackie makes it even worse, especially when Viper realizes what she’s about to do, but can’t do anything to stop Jade from letting go a second later, with the last thing Jade hears before she gets sucked in being Jackie crying out her name.
Jade regaining control and begging for help is pretty sad.
It gets worse when Elyon’s powers nearly kill her, and after Elyon stops, she weakly cries out for Jackie, Uncle and Tohru before succumbing to unconsciousness.
“The Mage’s” Blatant Lies about Jade being an evil shapeshifter nearly getting her locked up.
Miranda is truly sad about having to leave Cedric behind (though she hides it well).
Miranda’s thoughts reveal that she used to have a better view of friendship, but while we don’t know what caused that view to change, it must have been terrible.
Drake being left behind when the Knights grab Tynar, helpless to stop them.