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* In the intro, Mera mourning the loss of Arthur at the Curry Lighthouse, who she loved all along even after her resentment following Aquababy's death. Now she's lost her entire family and has abandoned Atlantis in grief. She refuses to let Arthur be buried in Atlantis, as he felt more at home at the lighthouse, but reluctantly obliges the request of Tempest and the rest of Atlantis to do so.
** Tempest assuming the role of leader of Atlantis, despite the loss of his mentor and the prejudice they both suffered. Just as it appears he is ready to assume his new role, a Black Lantern possessed Arthur rises from his grave and starts killing Atlanteans and comes for his protege and Mera. Then both his fallen first love and his wife, Tula and Dolphin respectively, show up possessed by the rings as well. Just as it looks as if he's getting through to Tula, it turns out to be an act by the ring to trigger his emotions, and she kills him, making all his suffering, and his assuming the throne, [[ShaggyDogStory for naught]].
** Mera musing how without her family and Tempest, and also the fact she abandoned her home leaves her feeling without a place in the world.
** Mera becoming a Red Lantern in a way. Red Lanterns are known for their anger triggered by great loss, and Mera was no different, aside from averting the mass murderer part.
** Star Sapphire Wonder Woman realizing how full of regret Mera was inside and how things were left unsaid between her and Aquaman, {{foreshadowing}} the latter's [[WhamLine revelations]].
** A slightly more lucid Red Lantern Mera after Arthur shows up again, this time with [[UndeadChild Aquababy]].
-->'''Arthur:''' You seethe with rage, Mera.
-->'''Mera:''' Arthur?
-->'''Arthur:''' I understand. I do. I loved our son too. I loved him so--
-->'''Mera:''' I never wanted children.


** The whole of Adventure Comics #5, which Prime [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone comes to hate everything he's done]], [[TheScrappy is hated by everyone]] [[AlasPoorVillain and just wants the writers to leave him alone.]] [[HopeSpot The ending]] is HarsherInHindsight, considering [[spoiler:[[CharacterDerailment the writers ignored his]] CharacterDevelopment when shooing him into the last pre-''ComicBook/New52 ComicBook/TeenTitans'' story.]]

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** The whole of Adventure Comics #5, which Prime [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone comes to hate everything he's done]], [[TheScrappy is hated by everyone]] [[AlasPoorVillain and just wants the writers to leave him alone.]] [[HopeSpot The ending]] is HarsherInHindsight, considering [[spoiler:[[CharacterDerailment the writers ignored his]] CharacterDevelopment when shooing him into the last pre-''ComicBook/New52 ComicBook/TeenTitans'' story.]]


** How the text describes that The Flash "finally sits down" as well as his heartbroken expression at discovering his friends Ralph Dibny (Elongated Man) and his wife Sue are dead as well (especially bad, because at that point we’ve seen both of them as Black Lanterns killing the Hawks.)

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** How the text describes that The Flash "finally "[[DramaticSitDown finally sits down" down]]" as well as his heartbroken expression at discovering his friends Ralph Dibny (Elongated Man) and his wife Sue are dead as well (especially bad, because at that point we’ve seen both of them as Black Lanterns killing the Hawks.)


* Proving Ice can always be more of a Woobie than she seems, in ''Green Lantern Corps'' issue 42, Black Lantern Ice attacks Guy (who didn't know about what had happened), and lays out a WhatTheHellHero on him for barely giving her the time of day. Then, she pleads with Guy to kill her, because she can't take constantly dying and coming back. And remember, the rings use the thoughts and personalities of their hosts, rather than coming up with anything of their own. Meaning Ice has actually felt like that at some point. Oh, ''Tora''...

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* Proving Ice can always be more of a Woobie than she seems, in ''Green Lantern Corps'' issue 42, #42, Black Lantern Ice attacks Guy (who didn't know about what had happened), and lays out a WhatTheHellHero on him for barely giving her the time of day. Then, she pleads with Guy to kill her, because she can't take constantly dying and coming back. And remember, the rings use the thoughts and personalities of their hosts, rather than coming up with anything of their own. Meaning Ice has actually felt like that at some point. Oh, ''Tora''...


--> '''Atrocitus''': "This is what you did, Ganthet! What your androids did, Sayd! The Manhunters came... They came and we did... We did nothing to deserve this... We... We did nothing..."

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--> '''Atrocitus''': "This -->'''Atrocitus:''' This is what you did, Ganthet! What your androids did, Sayd! The Manhunters came... They came and we did... We did nothing to deserve this... We... We did nothing..."nothing...
** Especially noteworthy because up until this point, the comics have only shown Atrocitus as a violent, bloodthirsty lunatic, one with a sly, manipulative streak. This moment marks the first occasion we get to see him as a person, as he actually drops out of his UnstoppableRage and shows that somewhere, somehow he is still the ordinary family man who lost everything because of a "[[AIIsACrapshoot programming glitch]]" he was before he joined the other Inversions. This single scene validates his entire vendetta against the Guardians for creating the Manhunters in the first place.



--> '''Bizarro''': (after destroying Black Lantern Solomon Grundy) "Hello. Solomon Grundy. Hello."

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--> '''Bizarro''': '''Bizarro:''' (after destroying Black Lantern Solomon Grundy) "Hello.Hello. Solomon Grundy. Hello."

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* Proving Ice can always be more of a Woobie than she seems, in ''Green Lantern Corps'' issue 42, Black Lantern Ice attacks Guy (who didn't know about what had happened), and lays out a WhatTheHellHero on him for barely giving her the time of day. Then, she pleads with Guy to kill her, because she can't take constantly dying and coming back. And remember, the rings use the thoughts and personalities of their hosts, rather than coming up with anything of their own. Meaning Ice has actually felt like that at some point. Oh, ''Tora''...


* Okay, this isn't quite part of ''Blackest Night'' as it was of ''InfiniteCrisis'', but Booster Gold getting back in time to see himself attend Blue Beetle (Ted Kord)'s funeral and be unable to give an elegy to his buddy is pretty gutting.

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* Okay, this isn't quite part of ''Blackest Night'' as it was of ''InfiniteCrisis'', ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', but Booster Gold getting back in time to see himself attend Blue Beetle (Ted Kord)'s funeral and be unable to give an elegy to his buddy is pretty gutting.

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* This ties in to the finale as, after various heroes and villains are brought back to life, Barry looks around for Ralph and Sue but is told they're not there. You can see the heartbreak anew for Barry, that arch-enemies Captain Boomerang and Reverse-Flash returned from the dead but two of his best friends didn't.

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** "I'm sorry".


* Atrocitus kneeling in the dirt on a wasteland without life that was once his home planet.

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* Atrocitus kneeling in the dirt on a wasteland without life that was once his home planet. Even when this dialogue comes from the lips of what is essentially a demon, it will make you cry.



Even when this dialogue comes from the lips of a demon, it will make you cry.

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Even when this dialogue comes from the lips of a demon, it will make you cry.


* Hal showing Barry a two page spread of all the heroes that have died since Barry was lost to the speed force, the longer you look at it, the more heroes you recognize, and the more heart breaking that it becomes. The most depressing parts are:

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* Hal showing Barry a two page spread of all the heroes that have died since Barry was lost to the speed force, Speed Force, the longer you look at it, the more heroes you recognize, and the more heart breaking that it becomes. The most depressing parts are:


* Hal showing Barry a two page spread of all the heroes that have died since Barry was lost to the speed force, the longer you look at it, the more heroes you recognise, and the more heart breaking that it becomes. The most depressing parts are:
** How the text describes that The Flash "finally sits down" as well as his heartbroken expression at discovering his friends Ralph (Elongated man) and his wife Sue are dead as well. (Especially bad, because at that point we’ve seen both of them as Black Lanterns killing the Hawks.)
** The fact that the Batman himself is at the centre of the image.
** Somewhat of a meta heart-warming moment that could do Saint Walker proud is that in the commentary, the artist says that they kept a full colour version of the image, rather then just a green ring construct, “Just in case.”

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* Hal showing Barry a two page spread of all the heroes that have died since Barry was lost to the speed force, the longer you look at it, the more heroes you recognise, recognize, and the more heart breaking that it becomes. The most depressing parts are:
** How the text describes that The Flash "finally sits down" as well as his heartbroken expression at discovering his friends Ralph Dibny (Elongated man) Man) and his wife Sue are dead as well. (Especially well (especially bad, because at that point we’ve seen both of them as Black Lanterns killing the Hawks.)
** The fact that the Batman himself is at the centre center of the image.
** Somewhat of a meta heart-warming moment that could do Saint Walker proud is that in the commentary, the artist says that they kept a full colour color version of the image, rather then just a green ring construct, “Just in case.”



* When a Guardian is asked why he vowed to protect the Universe, his response: "I...I don't remember."

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* When a Guardian is asked why he vowed to protect the Universe, his response: "I... I don't remember."



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* Donna's baby. That entire segment. Especially [[spoiler:when she ''crushes her own child's skull'']].


** The whole of Adventure Comics #5, which Prime [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone comes to hate everything he's done]], [[TheScrappy is hated by everyone]] [[AlasPoorVillian and just wants the writers to leave him alone.]] [[HopeSpot The ending]] is HarsherInHindsight, considering [[spoiler:[[CharacterDerailment the writers ignored his]] CharacterDevelopment when shooing him into the last pre-''ComicBook/New52 ComicBook/TeenTitans'' story.]]

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** The whole of Adventure Comics #5, which Prime [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone comes to hate everything he's done]], [[TheScrappy is hated by everyone]] [[AlasPoorVillian [[AlasPoorVillain and just wants the writers to leave him alone.]] [[HopeSpot The ending]] is HarsherInHindsight, considering [[spoiler:[[CharacterDerailment the writers ignored his]] CharacterDevelopment when shooing him into the last pre-''ComicBook/New52 ComicBook/TeenTitans'' story.]]

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