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* In certain cultures and eras, it was common (especially for rich people) to hire professional mourners for funerals, and these people were usually women. This is a surprisingly common phenomenon - we see it in Ancient Egypt, but also China and India, even certain parts medieval Europe. In China, this custom allegedly still lives; Chinese professional mourners, apart from crying, also do things like sing songs and recite eulogies.


* 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, [[ProudWarriorRace 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, [[ProudWarriorRace Cimmerian]]. He will not cry, [[FriendshipMoment so I cry for him.him]]."''


* Most of the Mane Six in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Tanks for the Memories" [[EverybodyCries 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]] over her pet tortoise Tank's impending [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything [[LastSecondWordSwap 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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** Played quite literally in "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E23Sarek Sarek]]". Sarek's Bendii Syndrome causes him to lose the emotional discipline that Vulcans are so proud of and famous for, potentially putting him in a situation of compromising a very important diplomatic mission. The solution is for him to mind-meld with Captain Picard, allowing Picard to (privately, and rather explosively) express all of Sarek's pent-up emotions while Sarek carries out the negotiations.


* The hero and the titular sea serpent of an old children's anime film called ''Serendipity'' visit an island with a custom like this trope: When their mermaid princess is especially sad, her court of fish cry for her so she won't have to.


* A pair of knights in ''Manga/TheLuciferAndBiscuitHammer'' has a strange version; Hanako the Cricket Knight is stoic and strong, so when she got injured, the (unharmed) Mouse Knight Taiyou would cry in her place.

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* A pair of knights in ''Manga/TheLuciferAndBiscuitHammer'' has a strange version; Hanako the Cricket Mantis Knight is stoic and strong, so when she got injured, the (unharmed) Mouse Knight Taiyou would cry in her place.


* A pair of knights in ''Manga/TheLuciferAndBiscuitHammer'' has a strange version; the girl is stoic and strong, so when she got injured, the (unharmed) boy would cry in her place.

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* A pair of knights in ''Manga/TheLuciferAndBiscuitHammer'' has a strange version; Hanako the girl Cricket Knight is stoic and strong, so when she got injured, the (unharmed) boy Mouse Knight Taiyou would cry in her place.


* 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?
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him?\\
'''Ali:''' *angrily, with tears running down his face* No, I fear him!
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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.

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