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* In the ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''/''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' CrossOver ''The Death Korps of RWBY'' Ruby does this for the [[OwnCharacter protagonist]], a [[BadassNormal Imperial Guardsman]] of the [[DeathSeeker Death Korps of Krieg]] after he relates some personal tragedy to her. And for someone who is normally an emotionless husk he's touched by it.

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* In the ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''/''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' CrossOver ''The Death Korps of RWBY'' Ruby does this for the [[OwnCharacter [[OriginalCharacter protagonist]], a [[BadassNormal Imperial Guardsman]] of the [[DeathSeeker Death Korps of Krieg]] after he relates some personal tragedy to her. And for someone who is normally an emotionless husk he's touched by it.


* Inverted in ''Literature/TheGodfather''. In the opening chapter/scene, Bonasera, the undertaker, is pleading for Vito Corleone to avenge his brutalized daughter. When describing the state he found her in at the hospital, he says "She couldn't even weep for the pain. But I wept."

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* Inverted Played straight in ''Literature/TheGodfather''. In the opening chapter/scene, Bonasera, the undertaker, is pleading for Vito Corleone to avenge his brutalized daughter. When describing the state he found her in at the hospital, he says "She couldn't even weep for the pain. But I wept."


* In ''Manga/{{Monster}}'', Wolfgang Grimmer holds a traumatised little boy and starts crying over him, causing the boy to slowly come out from his {{BSOD}} and return Grimmer's hug. What makes this especially HeartWarming is that until that point, Grimmer himself had been UnableToCry due to the horrific abuse he had suffered during childhood.

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* In ''Manga/{{Monster}}'', Wolfgang Grimmer holds a traumatised little boy and starts crying over him, causing the boy to slowly come out from his {{BSOD}} and return Grimmer's hug. What makes this especially HeartWarming heartwarming is that until that point, Grimmer himself had been UnableToCry due to the horrific abuse he had suffered during childhood.



* Rock, the only truly decent human being in the CrapsackWorld of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', listens with sadness and horror rather than disgust at the coldly delivered TheReasonYouSuckSpeech by Gretel, a little girl so traumatized by rape and torture with her twin brother Hansel back in Romania that murder has become the sole source of joy for them. He holds her in a tight embrace and weeps, begging her to accept the possibility that there is hope, and still a possibility of a new and happy life for a little girl like her. This act of ''sincere'' kindness, so alien to Gretel, was enough to move even a mass murderer like her to blush like a ''real'' little girl for the briefest of moments... [[spoiler: and then one of the [[TearJerker saddest]] moments of DoesNotKnowHowToSayThanks ever. Her version of thanks was to offer herself sexually to Rock, truly thinking that is the only way an adult will appreciate her in return.]]

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* Rock, the only truly decent human being in the CrapsackWorld of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', listens with sadness and horror rather than disgust at the coldly delivered TheReasonYouSuckSpeech by Gretel, a little girl so traumatized by rape and torture with her twin brother Hansel back in Romania that murder has become the sole source of joy for them. He holds her in a tight embrace and weeps, begging her to accept the possibility that there is hope, and still a possibility of a new and happy life for a little girl like her. This act of ''sincere'' kindness, so alien to Gretel, was enough to move even a mass murderer like her to blush like a ''real'' little girl for the briefest of moments... [[spoiler: and then one of the [[TearJerker saddest]] saddest moments of DoesNotKnowHowToSayThanks ever. Her version of thanks was to offer herself sexually to Rock, truly thinking that is the only way an adult will appreciate her in return.]]


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* Literally true for Princess Laura in ''Anime/SerendipityThePinkDragon''. Because she is a princess and not allowed to openly express her emotions, there is a race of creatures on the island that will do it for her. When she is sad, they wail and produce endless streams of tears; when she is happy, they bounce around joyfully.


->'''Akiro:''' Why do you cry?
->'''Subotai:''' He is Conan, Cimmerian. He will not cry, so I cry for him.

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->'''Akiro:''' Why do you cry?
->'''Subotai:'''
cry?\\
'''Subotai:'''
He is Conan, Cimmerian. He will not cry, so I cry for him.



A hybrid of the MenDontCry and TenderTears tropes. Quite often caused by one character being filled with {{Mangst}}. More often than not, a TearJerker, a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming or both for a franchise.

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A hybrid of the MenDontCry and TenderTears tropes. Quite often caused by one character being filled with {{Mangst}}. More often than not, a TearJerker, a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming or both for a franchise.
{{Mangst}}.



* In the ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''/''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' CrossOver ''The Death Korps of RWBY'' Ruby does this for the [[OwnCharacter protagonist]], a [[BadassNormal Imperial Guardsman]] of the [[DeathSeeker Death Korps of Krieg]] after he relates some personal tragedy to her. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming And for someone who is normally an emotionless husk he's touched by it.]]

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* In the ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''/''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' CrossOver ''The Death Korps of RWBY'' Ruby does this for the [[OwnCharacter protagonist]], a [[BadassNormal Imperial Guardsman]] of the [[DeathSeeker Death Korps of Krieg]] after he relates some personal tragedy to her. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming And for someone who is normally an emotionless husk he's touched by it.]]



--> '''Auda:''' Do you love him?
--> '''Ali:''' *angrily, with tears running down his face* No, I fear him!
--> '''Auda:''' Then why do you weep?
--> '''Ali:''' If I fear him, who love him, how must he fear himself who hates himself?

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--> '''Auda:''' Do you love him?
-->
him?\\
'''Ali:''' *angrily, with tears running down his face* No, I fear him!
-->
him!\\
'''Auda:''' Then why do you weep?
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weep?\\
'''Ali:''' If I fear him, who love him, how must he fear himself who hates himself?


* Near the end of ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'', Lawrence and his Arab followers have succeeded in defeating the Turks, but their own internal squabbles have doomed any attempt at forming a united post-independence government before it began, leaving Lawrence broken and disillusioned. Sherif Ali, witnessing the defeated Lawrence, begins weeping, and when confronted by Auda abu Tayi over why he weeps for a man he claims to fear rather than love, he replies, "Because if I fear him who love him, how must he fear himself who hates himself?"

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* Near the end of ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'', Lawrence and his Arab followers have succeeded in defeating the Turks, but their own internal squabbles have doomed any attempt at forming a united post-independence government before it began, leaving Lawrence broken and disillusioned. Sherif Ali, witnessing the defeated Lawrence, Ali storms out and begins weeping, and when confronted by to weep, which leads to this exchange with [[TeethClenchedTeamwork Auda abu Tayi over why he weeps for a man he claims to fear rather than love, he replies, "Because if Tayi]].
--> '''Auda:''' Do you love him?
--> '''Ali:''' *angrily, with tears running down his face* No,
I fear him him!
--> '''Auda:''' Then why do you weep?
--> '''Ali:''' If I fear him,
who love him, how must he fear himself who hates himself?"himself?


* In GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2, Mantis does this for Drax when she uses her Empath Touch to feel his pain over the murders of his wife and daughter.

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* In GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2, Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2, Mantis does this for Drax when she uses her Empath Touch to feel his pain over the murders of his wife and daughter.


* Most of the Mane Six in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Tanks for the Memories" join Rainbow Dash in crying over her pet tortoise Tank's impending [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything deaŚ er, hibernation]]. When [[OnlySaneMan Twilight]] comments on how ridiculous the scene is getting, Pinkie Pie says she's mostly crying on Twilight's behalf; in a subversion, Pinkie doesn't cry for [[TheStoic Applejack]] because she respects that she "[[UnableToCry cries on the inside]]".

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* Most of the Mane Six in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Tanks for the Memories" [[EverybodyCries join Rainbow Dash in crying crying]] over her pet tortoise Tank's impending [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything deaŚ er, hibernation]]. When [[OnlySaneMan Twilight]] comments on how ridiculous the scene is getting, Pinkie Pie says she's mostly crying on Twilight's behalf; in a subversion, Pinkie doesn't cry for [[TheStoic Applejack]] because she respects that she "[[UnableToCry cries on the inside]]".

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* In GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2, Mantis does this for Drax when she uses her Empath Touch to feel his pain over the murders of his wife and daughter.


* A variant occurs in ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'': Path of Radiance. After [[spoiler: Ike's father Greil dies]], [[TheHero Ike]] tells [[WhiteMagicianGirl Rhys]] a story [[spoiler: Greil used to tell him]] about how the more tears are shed for someone, the more blessings they receive in the afterlife. Being TheStoic, Ike finds himself unable to cry, so he asks Rhys to cry in his place.
** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem 7]]'', right before the final battle Lyn cries in place of Hector for his [[spoiler: recently deceased older brother Uther]], in a ShoutOut to an earlier scene in which Hector tells her about [[spoiler: how he tried to cry when his and Uther's parents died, but he simply was unable to.]].
** Another variant occurs in ''Sacred Stones'' if you take Eirika's path. When it becomes clear beyond any shadow of doubt that [[spoiler:Lyon cannot be saved]], Ephraim tells Eirika that it's all right to cry, and to cry for him as well.

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* A variant occurs in ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'': Path of Radiance. ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance''. After [[spoiler: Ike's [[spoiler:Ike's father Greil dies]], [[TheHero Ike]] tells [[WhiteMagicianGirl Rhys]] a story [[spoiler: Greil [[spoiler:Greil used to tell him]] about how the more tears are shed for someone, the more blessings they receive in the afterlife. Being TheStoic, Ike finds himself unable to cry, so he asks Rhys to cry in his place.
** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem 7]]'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'', right before the final battle Lyn cries in place of Hector for his [[spoiler: recently [[spoiler:recently deceased older brother Uther]], in a ShoutOut to an earlier scene in which Hector tells her about [[spoiler: how [[spoiler:how he tried to cry when his and Uther's parents died, but he simply was unable to.]].
** Another variant occurs in ''Sacred Stones'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'' if you take Eirika's path. When it becomes clear beyond any shadow of doubt that [[spoiler:Lyon cannot be saved]], Ephraim tells Eirika that it's all right to cry, and to cry for him as well.



* ''[[VideoGame/SuikodenV Suikoden V]]'': This is invoked by [[TheGadfly Miakis]], when Lymslea refuses to cry [[spoiler: over her parents death]] to deny the Godwins the satisfaction of [[BreakTheCutie breaking her.]] So Miakis holds her and cries in her stead.

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* ''[[VideoGame/SuikodenV Suikoden V]]'': ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'': This is invoked by [[TheGadfly Miakis]], when Lymslea refuses to cry [[spoiler: over [[spoiler:over her parents death]] parents' deaths]] to deny the Godwins the satisfaction of [[BreakTheCutie breaking her.]] So Miakis holds her and cries in her stead.


* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Jaken does this on Sesshoumaru's behalf [[spoiler: when Rin dies]].

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* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Jaken does this on Sesshoumaru's Sesshomaru's behalf [[spoiler: when Rin dies]].


* Near the end of ''LawrenceOfArabia'', Lawrence and his Arab followers have succeeded in defeating the Turks, but their own internal squabbles have doomed any attempt at forming a united post-independence government before it began, leaving Lawrence broken and disillusioned. Sherif Ali, witnessing the defeated Lawrence, begins weeping, and when confronted by Auda abu Tayi over why he weeps for a man he claims to fear rather than love, he replies, "Because if I fear him who love him, how must he fear himself who hates himself?"

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* Near the end of ''LawrenceOfArabia'', ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'', Lawrence and his Arab followers have succeeded in defeating the Turks, but their own internal squabbles have doomed any attempt at forming a united post-independence government before it began, leaving Lawrence broken and disillusioned. Sherif Ali, witnessing the defeated Lawrence, begins weeping, and when confronted by Auda abu Tayi over why he weeps for a man he claims to fear rather than love, he replies, "Because if I fear him who love him, how must he fear himself who hates himself?"


* The TropeNamer comes from the film ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982''. Conan tenderly dresses the corpse of Valeria, the love of his life, as he prepares her funeral pyre for her journey to Valhalla. Yet for all his love, any tears that are left from his MenDontCry upbringing in childhood have been dried away by his twenty years of pitiless slavery. His best friend, Subotai, silently sheds TenderTears as the Wizard asks, "Why do you cry?" To which the warrior answers: ''"He is Conan, Cimmerian. He will not cry, so I cry for him."''

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* The TropeNamer comes from the film ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982''. Conan tenderly dresses the corpse of Valeria, the love of his life, as he prepares her funeral pyre for her journey to Valhalla. Yet for all his love, any tears that are left from his MenDontCry upbringing in childhood have been dried away by his twenty years of pitiless slavery. His best friend, Subotai, silently sheds TenderTears as the Wizard asks, "Why do you cry?" To which the warrior answers: ''"He is Conan, Cimmerian.[[ProudWarriorRace Cimmerian]]. He will not cry, so I cry for him."''



* In a ''Kokin Shu'' poem, the narrator anthropomorphizes a nightingale's cries, and- noticing that the nightingale is shedding no tears- offers to share their tears with it.



* Something similar happened in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' when Data's 'daughter' became capable of emotions he himself couldn't feel. Data, as an android, was incapable of actual emotion. In their final scene together before she died, Lal tells her father that she loves him and he expresses regret (such as he is capable of) that he cannot return the emotion. [[TearJerker She says that it's ok, she'll feel it enough for both of them.]]

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* Something similar happened in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' when Data's 'daughter' became capable of emotions he himself couldn't feel. Data, as an android, was incapable of actual emotion. In their final scene together before she died, Lal tells her father that she loves him and he expresses regret (such as he is capable of) that he cannot return the emotion. [[TearJerker She says that it's ok, OK, she'll feel it enough for both of them.]]



-->Only God says jump, so I set the time
-->Cause if He ever saw it it was through these eyes of mine
-->And if He ever suffered
-->It was me who did His crying

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-->Only God says jump, so I set the time
-->Cause
time\\
Cause
if He ever saw it it was through these eyes of mine
-->And
mine\\
And
if He ever suffered
-->It
suffered\\
It
was me who did His crying

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* In ''Manga/{{Monster}}'', Wolfgang Grimmer holds a traumatised little boy and starts crying over him, causing the boy to slowly come out from his {{BSOD}} and return Grimmer's hug. What makes this especially HeartWarming is that until that point, Grimmer himself had been UnableToCry due to the horrific abuse he had suffered during childhood.


* A variant occurs in ''FireEmblem'': Path of Radiance. After [[spoiler: Ike's father Greil dies]], [[TheHero Ike]] tells [[WhiteMagicianGirl Rhys]] a story [[spoiler: Greil used to tell him]] about how the more tears are shed for someone, the more blessings they receive in the afterlife. Being TheStoic, Ike finds himself unable to cry, so he asks Rhys to cry in his place.
** In ''[[FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem 7]]'', right before the final battle Lyn cries in place of Hector for his [[spoiler: recently deceased older brother Uther]], in a ShoutOut to an earlier scene in which Hector tells her about [[spoiler: how he tried to cry when his and Uther's parents died, but he simply was unable to.]].

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* A variant occurs in ''FireEmblem'': ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'': Path of Radiance. After [[spoiler: Ike's father Greil dies]], [[TheHero Ike]] tells [[WhiteMagicianGirl Rhys]] a story [[spoiler: Greil used to tell him]] about how the more tears are shed for someone, the more blessings they receive in the afterlife. Being TheStoic, Ike finds himself unable to cry, so he asks Rhys to cry in his place.
** In ''[[FireEmblemElibe ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem 7]]'', right before the final battle Lyn cries in place of Hector for his [[spoiler: recently deceased older brother Uther]], in a ShoutOut to an earlier scene in which Hector tells her about [[spoiler: how he tried to cry when his and Uther's parents died, but he simply was unable to.]].

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