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\n* The story behind Borlath massacring Amadis, his wife, his older children, and all of his soldiers and servants after a HopeSpot during TheSiege of their castle. Later books increase this sentiment by revealing Amoret died there as well.
* Billy's grief as he watches his new guardian commit a HeroicSacrifice.





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\n* As awful as the Bloors are, it's possible to pity Dr. Bloor when he loses his father and his only son at the same time during the climax.




* Emilia's grief when she finally wakes from her trance, and her broken words: 'I didn't think I was so unhappy. All my life I've lived with people who didn't love me.' In fact, the entire scene is a huge tearjerker, as you see Emilia weeping and rocking and Charlie, Olivia, Benjamin and Fidelio watching her helplessly.

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* Emilia's grief when she finally wakes from her trance, and her broken words: 'I didn't think I was so unhappy. All my life I've lived with people who didn't love me.' In fact, the The entire scene is a huge tearjerker, as you see Emilia weeping and rocking and Charlie, Olivia, Benjamin and Fidelio watching her helplessly.helplessly.

[[AC: Charlie Bone and the Time Twister]]
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[[AC: Charlie Bone and the Blue Boa]]
* Mr Boldova rejecting Rembrandt after he is hypnotised by Yolanda, to the point of calling Rembrandt trash and calling for someone to throw him away. Poor Rembrandt almost passes out from shock.

%%* After the Night of Wind and Spirits, Emma's fingers are in constant pain.


[[AC: Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors]]





[[AC: Gabriel and the Phantom Sleepers]]

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\n\n* Ankaret's tragic past. In her first life her entire family was killed during a bombing raid. After travelling through the Time Twister, she was taken into an orphanage where she was treated so horribly that she became depressed.


[[AC: Gabriel and the Phantom Sleepers]]Sleepers]]
* Gabriel's uncle's plight. The poor man was cursed by his ex-wife


* In ''The Secret Kingdom'', Timoken's grief over his sister's disappearance and possible death is made even more heart-wrenching when you remember that his parents were killed by viridees long ago, and Zobayda was all the family he had left. After Zobayda's gone he has no one (well, not counting Gabar the camel, that is). Timoken can't even mourn her properly according to the customs of his people, as he's being constantly chased by evil viridees and it would be dangerous for him to stay in the forest for too long.

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* In ''The Secret Kingdom'', Timoken's grief over his sister's disappearance and possible death is made even more heart-wrenching when you remember that his parents were killed by viridees long ago, and Zobayda was all the family he had left. After Zobayda's gone he has no one (well, not (not counting Gabar the camel, that is).camel). Timoken can't even mourn her properly according to the customs of his people, as he's being constantly chased by evil viridees and it would be dangerous for him to stay in the forest for too long.


* The tears on Eri's face when he admits that the baby that Beri brought with her to the Red Castle in ''The Stones of Ravenglass'' is his grandson who was orphaned when the conqueror's men murdered Eri's son and daughter-in-law.

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* The tears on Eri's face when he admits that the baby that Beri brought with her to the Red Castle in ''The Stones of Ravenglass'' is his grandson who was orphaned when the conqueror's men murdered Eri's son and daughter-in-law.daughter-in-law.


[[AC: Leopards' Gold]]


!! Companion Novels
[[AC: Henry and the Guardians of the Lost]]


[[AC: Gabriel and the Phantom Sleepers]]




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\n* Charlie's loss of faith in his father over the course of the story. Particularly Charlie near the end saying, "Why did he go when we needed him?" Not even Paton has anything to say to that. It even goes as far as Charlie beginning to think that his father had run away and wasn't strong enough to stand up to the Bloors anymore. His feelings of betrayal, disappointment and doubt toward Lyell in this book is heart-wrenching to see, especially since Charlie had expressed such loyalty for Lyell when Lyell was still lost.



* [[spoiler: Tancred's drowning]] in Shadow of Badlock, and his friends' grief over it. One of the most cheerful, if sometimes pessimistic characters, [[spoiler: dies]] Not to mention that [[spoiler:he]] is one of the strongest characters in the series. Fans went nuts.




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[[AC: Charlie Bone and the Shadow of Badlock]]
* [[spoiler: Tancred's drowning]] in Shadow of Badlock, and his friends' grief over it. One of the most cheerful, if sometimes pessimistic characters, [[spoiler: dies]] Not to mention that [[spoiler:he]] is one of the strongest characters in the series. Fans went nuts.



!! Charlie Bone
[[AC: Midnight for Charlie Bone]]




[[AC: Charlie Bone and the Hidden King]]



* MyGreatestFailure: Paton Yewbeam never really forgave himself for not helping Lyell at the cathedral on the day he disappeared.
* DespairEventHorizon: There are a few of these.
** In the first book, Paton goes into this after his disastrous date with Miss Ingledew.
** Paton also goes through this in the third book when Ms Ingledew is dying from wearing a bewitched belt. The look on his face when he realises he can't save her is heart-wrenching. [[spoiler: luckily Charlie and his wand are able to revive Ms Ingledew.]]
*** There is also another one in the same book when Paton is ill from whatever Yorath did to him in Yewbeam Castle.
** Amy seems to go through this for a moment at the end of 'Hidden King', after Manfred smashes the bottle of King's tears onto the floor to stop Charlie from awakening his father.
* HeroicSacrifice: At the end of Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors, Billy Raven's guardian Christopher Crowquill sacrifices his life to save Paton's when Yorath Yewbeam tries to kill him, because he's dying anyway and Paton is the only one who can protect Billy.



* The reality that Lyell never got to see Charlie grow up, and that he lost ten years of his life just because the Bloors decided he had to be punished for 'breaking the rules' and trying to prevent the abduction of Emma Tolly.
* Every single scene where Charlie meets his father by chance in Bloor's Academy, when Lyell is still spellbound. It's hard not to cry when the reader sees Lyell trying but unable to remember, and Charlie talking to his father without knowing who he is.
** Every single time Paton, Charlie and Amy think or speak of Lyell.
* Charlie's pleasure when Cook says he is 'wise beyond his years', and the narration that no-one had ever called him that before, that in fact they said the opposite. Which means that he spent most of his childhood being called 'stupid' and 'foolish'. The only people who said otherwise and actually gave him love were his mother and Maisie. [[spoiler: It's actually similar to Petrello's experience in ''Leopards' Gold'', where Nurse Ogle and his mean older siblings call him 'Foolish Petrello', to the point where Petrello believes it and thinks he will never make anything of himself.]]
** Also at the end of the eighth book, when Lyell tells Charlie that he (essentially) saved his life in the battle. Charlie's surprise at that is ''heart-wrenching''.

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* The reality that Lyell never got to see
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Charlie grow up, and that he lost ten years of his life just because the Bloors decided he had to be punished for 'breaking the rules' and trying to prevent the abduction of Emma Tolly.
* Every single scene where Charlie meets his father by chance in Bloor's Academy, when Lyell is still spellbound. It's hard not to cry when the reader sees Lyell trying but unable to remember, and Charlie talking to his father without knowing who he is.
** Every single time Paton, Charlie and Amy think or speak of Lyell.
* Charlie's pleasure when Cook says he is 'wise beyond his years',
Bone and the narration that no-one had ever called him that before, that in fact they said the opposite. Which means that he spent most of his childhood being called 'stupid' and 'foolish'. The only people who said otherwise and actually gave him love were his mother and Maisie. [[spoiler: It's actually similar to Petrello's experience in ''Leopards' Gold'', where Nurse Ogle and his mean older siblings call him 'Foolish Petrello', to the point where Petrello believes it and thinks he will never make anything of himself.]]
** Also at the end of the eighth book, when Lyell tells Charlie that he (essentially) saved his life in the battle. Charlie's surprise at that is ''heart-wrenching''.
Wilderness Wolf]]



* In The Secret Kingdom, Timoken's grief over his sister's disappearance and possible death is made even more heart-wrenching when you remember that his parents were killed by viridees long ago, and Zobayda was all the family he had left. After Zobayda's gone he has no one (well, not counting Gabar the camel, that is). Timoken can't even mourn her properly according to the customs of his people, as he's being constantly chased by evil viridees and it would be dangerous for him to stay in the forest for too long.
* Berenice's grief over her father's death in The Secret Kingdom. Upon hearing the news she faints and breaks into sobs and moans. Then she gets back up and swears vengeance on his murderer.

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[[AC: Charlie Bone and the Red Knight]]
* In Charlie's pleasure when Cook says he is 'wise beyond his years', and the narration that no-one had ever called him that before, that in fact they said the opposite. Which means that he spent most of his childhood being called 'stupid' and 'foolish'. The only people who said otherwise and actually gave him love were his mother and Maisie. [[spoiler: It's actually similar to Petrello's experience in ''Leopards' Gold'', where Nurse Ogle and his mean older siblings call him 'Foolish Petrello', to the point where Petrello believes it and thinks he will never make anything of himself.]]
** Also at the end of the eighth book, when Lyell tells Charlie that he (essentially) saved his life in the battle. Charlie's surprise at that is ''heart-wrenching''.


[[AC: General]]
* The reality that Lyell never got to see Charlie grow up, and that he lost ten years of his life just because the Bloors decided he had to be punished for 'breaking the rules' and trying to prevent the abduction of Emma Tolly.
* Every single scene where Charlie meets his father by chance in Bloor's Academy, when Lyell is still spellbound. It's hard not to cry when the reader sees Lyell trying but unable to remember, and Charlie talking to his father without knowing who he is.
** Every single time Paton, Charlie and Amy think or speak of Lyell.


!! Chronicles of the Red King
[[AC:
The Secret Kingdom, Kingdom]]
* In ''The Secret Kingdom'',
Timoken's grief over his sister's disappearance and possible death is made even more heart-wrenching when you remember that his parents were killed by viridees long ago, and Zobayda was all the family he had left. After Zobayda's gone he has no one (well, not counting Gabar the camel, that is). Timoken can't even mourn her properly according to the customs of his people, as he's being constantly chased by evil viridees and it would be dangerous for him to stay in the forest for too long.
* Berenice's grief over her father's death in The ''The Secret Kingdom.Kingdom''. Upon hearing the news she faints and breaks into sobs and moans. Then she gets back up and swears vengeance on his murderer.murderer.

[[AC: The Stones of Ravenglass]]


* [[spoiler: Tancred's drowning]] in Shadow of Badlock, and his friends' grief over it.

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* [[spoiler: Tancred's drowning]] in Shadow of Badlock, and his friends' grief over it. One of the most cheerful, if sometimes pessimistic characters, [[spoiler: dies]] Not to mention that [[spoiler:he]] is one of the strongest characters in the series. Fans went nuts.



* The tears on Eri's face when he admits that the baby that Beri brought with her to the Red Castle in ''The Stones of Ravenglass'' is his grandson who was orphaned when the conqueror's men murdered Eri's son and daughter-in-law.

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* The tears on Eri's face when he admits that the baby that Beri brought with her to the Red Castle in ''The Stones of Ravenglass'' is his grandson who was orphaned when the conqueror's men murdered Eri's son and daughter-in-law. \n


** Also at the end of the eighth book, when Lyell tells Charlie that he (essentially) saved his life in the battle. Charlie's surprise at that is ''heart-wrenching''.

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** Also at the end of the eighth book, when Lyell tells Charlie that he (essentially) saved his life in the battle. Charlie's surprise at that is ''heart-wrenching''. ''heart-wrenching''.
* The murder of Asa's father in ''Wilderness Wolf''. He and his wife trying to lead fear-crazed hunters away from their son, and in the process, he was mistaken for the monster they were hunting, and shot and killed. There's also the fact that he doesn't even get a proper burial - his injured wife has to bury him in a shallow grave pretty much right where he was killed, all the while knowing that if the hunters come back, she will probably be next. And that's not even mentioning Asa's implied feelings of guilt over the whole matter...
** What got them into the mess is pretty bad, too. Asa changed sides to help Charlie save his father at the end of ''Hidden King'', and was imprisoned underground by the Bloors for it in total darkness. Without light, he couldn't stay in his human form and would howl incessantly, causing humans in the city to start their hunt. His parents were simply trying to save him, and paid for it dearly.




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** Amy seems to go through this for a moment at the end of 'Hidden King'.

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** Amy seems to go through this for a moment at the end of 'Hidden King'. King', after Manfred smashes the bottle of King's tears onto the floor to stop Charlie from awakening his father.

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* In The Secret Kingdom, Timoken's grief over his sister's disappearance and possible death is made even more heart-wrenching when you remember that his parents were killed by viridees long ago, and Zobayda was all the family he had left. After Zobayda's gone he has no one (well, not counting Gabar the camel, that is). Timoken can't even mourn her properly according to the customs of his people, as he's being constantly chased by evil viridees and it would be dangerous for him to stay in the forest for too long.
* Berenice's grief over her father's death in The Secret Kingdom. Upon hearing the news she faints and breaks into sobs and moans. Then she gets back up and swears vengeance on his murderer.
* The tears on Eri's face when he admits that the baby that Beri brought with her to the Red Castle in ''The Stones of Ravenglass'' is his grandson who was orphaned when the conqueror's men murdered Eri's son and daughter-in-law.


** Also at the end of the eighth book, when Lyell tells Charlie that he (essentially) saved his life in the battle. Charlie's surprise at that is ''heart-wrenching''.

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** Also at the end of the eighth book, when Lyell tells Charlie that he (essentially) saved his life in the battle. Charlie's surprise at that is ''heart-wrenching''.

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* Emilia's grief when she finally wakes from her trance, and her broken words: 'I didn't think I was so unhappy. All my life I've lived with people who didn't love me.' In fact, the entire scene is a huge tearjerker, as you see Emilia weeping and rocking and Charlie, Olivia, Benjamin and Fidelio watching her helplessly.



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* Charlie's pleasure when Cook says he is 'wise beyond his years', and the narration that no-one had ever called him that before, that in fact they said the opposite. Which means that he spent most of his childhood being called 'stupid' and 'foolish'. The only people who said otherwise and actually gave him love were his mother and Maisie. [[spoiler: It's actually similar to Petrello's experience in ''Leopards' Gold'', where Nurse Ogle and his mean older siblings call him 'Foolish Petrello', to the point where Petrello believes it and thinks he will never make anything of himself.]]
** Also at the end of the eighth book, when Lyell tells Charlie that he (essentially) saved his life in the battle. Charlie's surprise at that is ''heart-wrenching''.

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