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Despite its reputation as a comedy/horror show, WesternAnimation/{{Courage The Cowardly Dog}} has several [[TearJerker very sad episodes]].

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Despite its reputation as a comedy/horror show, WesternAnimation/{{Courage ''WesternAnimation/{{Courage The Cowardly Dog}} Dog}}'' has several [[TearJerker very sad episodes]].


** As Eustace is walking down the street with the raincloud, he sees people in need of help but he turns them away, making the rain cloud worse. But one older-looking gentleman, Floyd, who is being attacked by a tentacled creature, is desperately pleading Eustace to give a love letter to his fiancee, telling him he won't be able to get to the wedding and that he loves her as he's finally taken and presumably eaten by the creature. What does Eustace do? ''Toss the letter on the ground, causing it to be swept into the sewer thanks to the rain.''

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** As Eustace is walking down the street with the raincloud, he sees people in need of help but he turns them away, making the rain cloud worse. But one older-looking gentleman, Floyd, who is being attacked by a tentacled creature, is desperately pleading Eustace to give a love letter to his fiancee, telling him he won't be able to get to the wedding and that he loves her as he's finally taken and presumably eaten by the creature. What does Eustace do? ''Toss ''[[KickTheDog Toss the letter on the ground, causing it to be swept into the sewer thanks to the rain.'']]''



* But the one that is considered the absolute biggest TearJerker by most viewers is "Last of the Starmakers", where Courage is caught in a perilous race against time to save the babies of an adorable, squid-like creature from the military.

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* But the one that is considered the absolute biggest TearJerker by most viewers is "Last of the Starmakers", where Courage is caught in a perilous race against time to save the babies of an adorable, adorable squid-like creature from the military.



** The episode opens with the Starmaker's mate sacrificing himself to save her and their babies. Even worse, her mate is able to ''wave goodbye while crying'' as she flees with their unborn children. After being found by Muriel and Courage, Muriel asks if there are others like the Starmaker. All she can do is look towards the sky with a pained expression, and Muriel and Courage immediately get the message. Even sadder, after Courage manages to save her children, she uses the last of her life to become a garden, [[TogetherInDeath joining her mate.]]

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** The episode opens with the Starmaker's mate sacrificing himself to save her and their babies. Even worse, he ''tearfully bids her mate is able to ''wave goodbye while crying'' farewell'' as she flees with their unborn children. After being found by Muriel and Courage, Muriel asks if there are others like the Starmaker. All she can do is look towards the sky with a pained expression, and Muriel and Courage immediately get the message. Even sadder, after Courage manages to save her children, she uses the last of her life to become a garden, [[TogetherInDeath joining her mate.]]



* While "The Queen Of the Black Puddle" is mostly a typical Courage episode (it's about a puddle of black water that is actually a passage to another Dimension/World, where there resides a ghastly woman), it also says a lot about Courage's loyalty to Muriel. The woman in question charms Eustace and takes him to her world, and unsurprisingly, Courage doesn't give a damn, and he has all the right not to (ok he is very disturbed but he just doesn't feel the urge to overcome that fear). But he then sees how Muriel is devastated by having her husband taken from her, sobbing her heart out, and Courage realizes [[ActOfTrueLove he'd rather put up with Eustace's crap for the rest of his life than to see his benevolent owner suffer]]. The episode makes it very clear that every time Courage's love for Muriel speaks louder than his dislike of Eustace, and every time he saves Eustace--- who doesn't deserve it--- he is really trying to help Muriel. UndyingLoyalty, indeed.

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* While "The Queen Of the Black Puddle" is mostly a typical Courage episode (it's about a puddle of black water that is actually a passage to another Dimension/World, where there resides a ghastly woman), aquatic demoness), it also says a lot about Courage's loyalty to Muriel. The woman in question charms Eustace and takes him to her world, and unsurprisingly, Courage doesn't give a damn, and he has all the right not to (ok he is very disturbed but he just doesn't feel the urge to overcome that fear). But he then sees how Muriel is devastated by having her husband taken from her, sobbing her heart out, and Courage realizes [[ActOfTrueLove he'd rather put up with Eustace's crap for the rest of his life than to see his benevolent owner suffer]]. The episode makes it very clear that every time Courage's love for Muriel speaks louder than his dislike of Eustace, and every time he saves Eustace--- who doesn't deserve it--- he is really trying to help Muriel. UndyingLoyalty, indeed.



* The whole entirety of "The Mask", which tackles the very mature subject of DomesticAbuse. A talking rabbit named Bunny ended up with an abusive, controlling, gangster, asshole, rotweiller dog named Mad Dog and is not allowed to be with her best friend Kitty anymore. (It's also heavily implied that she and Kitty are romantically involved.) This leads Kitty to believe that all dogs are evil. Now take that last sentence and replace "dogs" with "men". The ending is a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} when Mad Dog gets his just desserts and Bunny and Kitty are reunited.

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* The whole entirety of "The Mask", which tackles the very mature subject of DomesticAbuse. A talking rabbit named Bunny ended up with an abusive, controlling, gangster, asshole, rotweiller controlling dog named Mad Dog and is not allowed to be with her best friend Kitty anymore. (It's also heavily implied that she and Kitty are romantically involved.) This leads Kitty to believe that all dogs are evil. Now take that last sentence and replace "dogs" with "men". The ending is a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} when Mad Dog gets his just desserts and Bunny and Kitty are reunited.

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** Combined with {{Fridge Horror}}: what causes the hunchback to stand up to Eustace in the first place? Seeing Eustace yell at Courage, saying everything is always "[Courage's] fault," and once again scaring the poor dog, which almost makes Courage fall off the barn's roof...''right in front of Muriel.''


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** Not even the rat himself is safe from Zalost lashing out, as shown when he goes to bring Zalost a pizza he believes was ordered (actually a {{Batman Gambit}} by Courage and Eustace so Courage could get into the base). And keep in mind, earlier in the episode, Zalost was asking the rat for a hug.
-->'''Dr. Zalost:''' Pizza? What pizza?! I didn't order any pizza! Get away from me!


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*** Before this, being hit with a depression cannonball causes the rat to completely Hulk out and become [[UnstoppableRage a raging monster]], which isn't much better.


* "The Magic Tree of Nowhere", where [[spoiler: the titular tree is killed by a jealous Eustace.]] As a result of the above, Courage gives the second longest of his signature screams in this episode not out of fear, but of grief, and [[SkywardScream towards the sky]].
** Eustace [[spoiler: actually cutting down the tree in a way. It questions Eustace on if destroying it will really make Eustace happy. He actually pauses for a moment [[HopeSpot looking uncertain]] before declaring [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk yes]]. A truly miraculous thing destroyed by one man's petty jealousy.]]
* "Remembrance of Courage Past", which shows how Courage met Muriel. [[spoiler:Especially with the revelation that his parents were put on a rocket and shot into space by a sadistic vet, with Courage outside the rocket desperately trying to stop it. He escapes the vet by going down a trash chute and you see him land in a dumpster, and he waves to the rocket flying away.]] Courage has every right to be screwed up and terrified after that.
** The fact that [[spoiler: ''this is during the final episode'']] doesn't make it better..
** Especially Courage's [[spoiler: mom's line when being hauled off by the evil vet, "Please, don't take me away from my baby!"]] It's ironic, but it really humanizes [[spoiler: his parents.]]

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* "The Magic Tree of Nowhere", where [[spoiler: the titular tree is killed by a jealous Eustace.]] Eustace. As a result of the above, Courage gives the second longest of his signature screams in this episode not out of fear, but of grief, and [[SkywardScream towards the sky]].
** Eustace [[spoiler: actually cutting down the tree in a way. It questions Eustace on if destroying it will really make Eustace happy. He actually pauses for a moment [[HopeSpot looking uncertain]] before declaring [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk yes]]. A truly miraculous thing destroyed by one man's petty jealousy.]]
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* "Remembrance of Courage Past", which shows how Courage met Muriel. [[spoiler:Especially Especially with the revelation that his parents were put on a rocket and shot into space by a sadistic vet, with Courage outside the rocket desperately trying to stop it. He escapes the vet by going down a trash chute and you see him land in a dumpster, and he waves to the rocket flying away.]] Courage has every right to be screwed up and terrified after that.
** The fact that [[spoiler: ''this is during the final episode'']] episode'' doesn't make it better..
** Especially Courage's [[spoiler: mom's line when being hauled off by the evil vet, "Please, don't take me away from my baby!"]] baby!" It's ironic, but it really humanizes [[spoiler: his parents.]]



** The episode opens with the Starmaker's mate sacrificing himself to save her and their babies. Even worse, her mate is able to ''wave goodbye while crying'' as she flees with their unborn children. After being found by Muriel and Courage, Muriel asks if there are others like the Starmaker. All she can do is look towards the sky with a pained expression, and Muriel and Courage immediately get the message. Even sadder, after Courage manages to save her children, [[spoiler: she uses the last of her life to become a garden, [[TogetherInDeath joining her mate.]]]]

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** The episode opens with the Starmaker's mate sacrificing himself to save her and their babies. Even worse, her mate is able to ''wave goodbye while crying'' as she flees with their unborn children. After being found by Muriel and Courage, Muriel asks if there are others like the Starmaker. All she can do is look towards the sky with a pained expression, and Muriel and Courage immediately get the message. Even sadder, after Courage manages to save her children, [[spoiler: she uses the last of her life to become a garden, [[TogetherInDeath joining her mate.]]]]]]



* The whole entirety of "The Mask", which tackles the very mature subject of DomesticAbuse. A talking rabbit named Bunny ended up with an abusive, controlling, gangster, asshole, rotweiller dog named Mad Dog and is not allowed to be with her best friend Kitty anymore. (It's also heavily implied that she and Kitty are romantically involved.) This leads Kitty to believe that all dogs are evil. Now take that last sentence and replace "dogs" with "men". The ending is a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} when [[spoiler: Mad Dog gets his just desserts and Bunny and Kitty are reunited.]]

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* The whole entirety of "The Mask", which tackles the very mature subject of DomesticAbuse. A talking rabbit named Bunny ended up with an abusive, controlling, gangster, asshole, rotweiller dog named Mad Dog and is not allowed to be with her best friend Kitty anymore. (It's also heavily implied that she and Kitty are romantically involved.) This leads Kitty to believe that all dogs are evil. Now take that last sentence and replace "dogs" with "men". The ending is a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} when [[spoiler: Mad Dog gets his just desserts and Bunny and Kitty are reunited.]]



* [[http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/043/259/courage.png This comic]] depicting [[spoiler:Eustace [[AntagonistInMourning crying over Courage's inevitable death]]]]. It's also HarsherInHindsight considering Eustace's actions in "Ball of Revenge".

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* [[http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/043/259/courage.png This comic]] depicting [[spoiler:Eustace Eustace [[AntagonistInMourning crying over Courage's inevitable death]]]].death]]. It's also HarsherInHindsight considering Eustace's actions in "Ball of Revenge".



* [[http://rebloggy.com/post/asleep-part-1/70836997952 The AU comic]] ''[[https://i.pinimg.com/236x/f8/e7/c3/f8e7c3ab37d581053bd721a391bf2674--cartoon-network-my-childhood.jpg Asleep]]'' is this and NightmareFuel, as said comic concerns a terminally ill and widowed (Eustace died of his injuries due to a car accident) Muriel in her final weeks of life, while she worries about what will happen to Courage after she dies, leading [[spoiler: her to contemplate and come close to ''killing'' him because, as far as she knows, he'd be "better off with her". She backs out of killing him but wakes him up, leaving him to find her at the toilet]].

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* [[http://rebloggy.com/post/asleep-part-1/70836997952 The AU comic]] ''[[https://i.pinimg.com/236x/f8/e7/c3/f8e7c3ab37d581053bd721a391bf2674--cartoon-network-my-childhood.jpg Asleep]]'' is this and NightmareFuel, as said comic concerns a terminally ill and widowed (Eustace died of his injuries due to a car accident) Muriel in her final weeks of life, while she worries about what will happen to Courage after she dies, leading [[spoiler: her to contemplate and come close to ''killing'' him because, as far as she knows, he'd be "better off with her". She backs out of killing him but wakes him up, leaving him to find her at the toilet]].toilet.



** [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9258694/1/The-Dog-and-The-Farmer Here's a non-comic example]] wherein [[spoiler:Muriel goes first]]. Especially hard-hitting is when Courage finds [[spoiler:Eustace breaking down into sobs in his sleep over the death of his wife]]. It has a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments beautiful]] [[BittersweetEnding ending]] though.

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** [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9258694/1/The-Dog-and-The-Farmer Here's a non-comic example]] wherein [[spoiler:Muriel Muriel goes first]]. first. Especially hard-hitting is when Courage finds [[spoiler:Eustace Eustace breaking down into sobs in his sleep over the death of his wife]].wife. It has a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments beautiful]] [[BittersweetEnding ending]] though.

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--->'''Eustace''': Who are you, boy?
--->'''Young Eustace''': ''(crying)'' It's so hot! My head is burning!
--->'''Eustace''': Where's your hat?
--->'''Young Eustace''': I don't have one!


* [[http://rebloggy.com/post/asleep-part-1/70836997952 The AU comic]] ''[[https://i.pinimg.com/236x/f8/e7/c3/f8e7c3ab37d581053bd721a391bf2674--cartoon-network-my-childhood.jpg Asleep]]'' is this and NightmareFuel, as said comic concerns a terminally ill and widowed (Eustace died of his injuries due to a car accident) Muriel in her final weeks of life, while she worries about what will happen Courage after she dies, leading [[spoiler: her to contemplate and come close to ''killing'' him because, as far as she knows, he'd be "better off with her". She backs out of killing him but wakes him up, leaving him to find her at the toilet]].

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* [[http://rebloggy.com/post/asleep-part-1/70836997952 The AU comic]] ''[[https://i.pinimg.com/236x/f8/e7/c3/f8e7c3ab37d581053bd721a391bf2674--cartoon-network-my-childhood.jpg Asleep]]'' is this and NightmareFuel, as said comic concerns a terminally ill and widowed (Eustace died of his injuries due to a car accident) Muriel in her final weeks of life, while she worries about what will happen to Courage after she dies, leading [[spoiler: her to contemplate and come close to ''killing'' him because, as far as she knows, he'd be "better off with her". She backs out of killing him but wakes him up, leaving him to find her at the toilet]].



* A Fridge Tearjerk comes from the "Courage (Heart of Love)" Cartoon Groovie that depicts the Bagges to be rather well to do, just before the song starts Eustace actually requests for the singer to do so, rather than order and without the trademark snarl in his voice. It shows just how much being the universe's whipping boy damaged, Eustace. Eustance is the short actually has a proper posture that makes his baldness look fashionable rather than funny.

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* A Fridge Tearjerk comes from the "Courage (Heart of Love)" Cartoon Groovie that depicts the Bagges to be rather well to do, just before the song starts Eustace actually requests for the singer to do so, rather than order and without the trademark snarl in his voice. It shows just how much being the universe's whipping boy damaged, damaged Eustace. Eustance is in the short actually has a proper posture that makes his baldness look fashionable rather than funny.


* [[http://moviepilot.com/posts/3867140 The 2016 passing of Eustace Bagge's second voice actor, Arthur Anderson.]]

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* [[http://moviepilot.com/posts/3867140 The 2016 passing of Eustace Bagge's Eustace's second voice actor, Arthur Anderson.]]


* [[http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/043/259/courage.png This comic]] depicting [[spoiler:[[AntagonistInMourning Eustace crying over Courage's inevitable death]]]]. It's also HarsherInHindsight considering Eustace's actions in "Ball of Revenge".

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* [[http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/043/259/courage.png This comic]] depicting [[spoiler:[[AntagonistInMourning Eustace [[spoiler:Eustace [[AntagonistInMourning crying over Courage's inevitable death]]]]. It's also HarsherInHindsight considering Eustace's actions in "Ball of Revenge".


* [[http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/043/259/courage.png This comic]] depicting [[spoiler:Eustace crying over Courage's inevitable death]]. It's also HarsherInHindsight considering Eustace's actions in "Ball of Revenge".

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* [[http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/043/259/courage.png This comic]] depicting [[spoiler:Eustace [[spoiler:[[AntagonistInMourning Eustace crying over Courage's inevitable death]].death]]]]. It's also HarsherInHindsight considering Eustace's actions in "Ball of Revenge".


** Eustace, by all means the biggest JerkAss ever portrayed on any Cartoon Network show. Consider that Eustace is seeing this through a mirror that was meant to show one's true self. Sure, it was broken beforehand, but it may have been showing that Eustace is, deep down inside, a miserable old man who lashes out at everyone due to a painful childhood.

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** Eustace, by all means the biggest JerkAss {{Jerkass}} ever portrayed on any Cartoon Network show. Consider that Eustace is seeing this through a mirror that was meant to show one's true self. Sure, it was broken beforehand, but it may have been showing that Eustace is, deep down inside, a miserable old man who lashes out at everyone due to a painful childhood.


** Anyway, back to "Ball of Revenge"...what makes it even sadder is the fact that after all the times Courage has actually saved Eustace despite how badly the old man treated the poor dog, how does Eustace repay him? By hiring Courage's past foes (''all'' of whom Courage had saved Eustace from) to finally ''kill'' him and not only does Eustace enjoys Courage's pain without the slightest bit of sympathy, he's also very ''eager'' of the foes about to kill the poor dog. The ''entire'' episode just becomes a tidal wave of a tearjerker as it moves along. Seeing poor Courage, defenseless and whimpering while getting brutally wounded by his enemies is just heartbreaking to watch; the similarly depressing and brutal "Courage Vs. Mecha-Courage" suddenly almost looks tame by comparison. But it's even worse when you realize Courage has managed to get out of horrible situations before. [[DarkestHour But here, he doesn't shapeshift or do anything to defend himself, and the tense/dramatic music really makes it seem like it is truly ''the end'' of Courage]].

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** Anyway, back Back to "Ball of Revenge"...what makes it even sadder is the fact that after all the times Courage has actually saved Eustace despite how badly the old man treated the poor dog, how does Eustace repay him? By hiring Courage's past foes (''all'' of whom Courage had saved Eustace from) to finally ''kill'' him and not only does Eustace enjoys Courage's pain without the slightest bit of sympathy, he's also very ''eager'' of the foes about to kill the poor dog. The ''entire'' episode just becomes a tidal wave of a tearjerker as it moves along. Seeing poor Courage, defenseless and whimpering while getting brutally wounded by his enemies is just heartbreaking to watch; the similarly depressing and brutal "Courage Vs. Mecha-Courage" suddenly almost looks tame by comparison. But it's even worse when you realize Courage has managed to get out of horrible situations before. [[DarkestHour But here, he doesn't shapeshift or do anything to defend himself, and the tense/dramatic music really makes it seem like it is truly ''the end'' of Courage]].


** But back to "Ball of Revenge"...what makes it even sadder is the fact that after all the times Courage has actually saved Eustace despite how badly the old man treated the poor dog, how does Eustace repay him? By hiring Courage's past foes (''all'' of whom Courage had saved Eustace from) to finally ''kill'' him and not only does Eustace enjoys Courage's pain without the slightest bit of sympathy, he's also very ''eager'' of the foes about to kill the poor dog. The ''entire'' episode just becomes a tidal wave of a tearjerker as it moves along. Seeing poor Courage, defenseless and whimpering while getting brutally wounded by his enemies is just heartbreaking to watch; the similarly depressing and brutal "Courage Vs. Mecha-Courage" suddenly almost looks tame by comparison. But it's even worse when you realize Courage has managed to get out of horrible situations before. [[DarkestHour But here, he doesn't shapeshift or do anything to defend himself, and the tense/dramatic music really makes it seem like it is truly ''the end'' of Courage]].

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** But Anyway, back to "Ball of Revenge"...what makes it even sadder is the fact that after all the times Courage has actually saved Eustace despite how badly the old man treated the poor dog, how does Eustace repay him? By hiring Courage's past foes (''all'' of whom Courage had saved Eustace from) to finally ''kill'' him and not only does Eustace enjoys Courage's pain without the slightest bit of sympathy, he's also very ''eager'' of the foes about to kill the poor dog. The ''entire'' episode just becomes a tidal wave of a tearjerker as it moves along. Seeing poor Courage, defenseless and whimpering while getting brutally wounded by his enemies is just heartbreaking to watch; the similarly depressing and brutal "Courage Vs. Mecha-Courage" suddenly almost looks tame by comparison. But it's even worse when you realize Courage has managed to get out of horrible situations before. [[DarkestHour But here, he doesn't shapeshift or do anything to defend himself, and the tense/dramatic music really makes it seem like it is truly ''the end'' of Courage]].


Despite its reputation as a comedy/horror show, WesternAnimation/{{Courage The Cowardly Dog}} has several very sad episodes.

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Despite its reputation as a comedy/horror show, WesternAnimation/{{Courage The Cowardly Dog}} has several [[TearJerker very sad episodes.episodes]].



** Back to "Ball of Revenge"...what makes it even sadder is the fact that after all the times Courage has actually saved Eustace despite how badly the old man treated the poor dog, how does Eustace repay him? By hiring Courage's past foes (''all'' of whom Courage had saved Eustace from) to finally ''kill'' him and not only does Eustace enjoys Courage's pain without the slightest bit of sympathy, he's also very ''eager'' of the foes about to kill the poor dog. The ''entire'' episode just becomes a tidal wave of a tearjerker as it moves along. Seeing poor Courage, defenseless and whimpering while getting brutally wounded by his enemies is just heartbreaking to watch; the similarly depressing and brutal "Courage Vs. Mecha-Courage" suddenly almost looks tame by comparison. But it's even worse when you realize Courage has managed to get out of horrible situations before. [[DarkestHour But here, he doesn't shapeshift or do anything to defend himself, and the tense/dramatic music really makes it seem like it is truly ''the end'' of Courage]].

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** Back But back to "Ball of Revenge"...what makes it even sadder is the fact that after all the times Courage has actually saved Eustace despite how badly the old man treated the poor dog, how does Eustace repay him? By hiring Courage's past foes (''all'' of whom Courage had saved Eustace from) to finally ''kill'' him and not only does Eustace enjoys Courage's pain without the slightest bit of sympathy, he's also very ''eager'' of the foes about to kill the poor dog. The ''entire'' episode just becomes a tidal wave of a tearjerker as it moves along. Seeing poor Courage, defenseless and whimpering while getting brutally wounded by his enemies is just heartbreaking to watch; the similarly depressing and brutal "Courage Vs. Mecha-Courage" suddenly almost looks tame by comparison. But it's even worse when you realize Courage has managed to get out of horrible situations before. [[DarkestHour But here, he doesn't shapeshift or do anything to defend himself, and the tense/dramatic music really makes it seem like it is truly ''the end'' of Courage]].


* "Remembrance of Courage Past", which shows how Courage met Muriel. [[spoiler:Especially with the revelation that his parents were put on a rocket and shot into space by a sadistic vet, with Courage outside the rocket trying to stop it. He escapes the vet by going down a trash chute and you see him land in a dumpster, and he waves to the rocket flying away.]] Courage has every right to be screwed up and terrified after that.

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* "Remembrance of Courage Past", which shows how Courage met Muriel. [[spoiler:Especially with the revelation that his parents were put on a rocket and shot into space by a sadistic vet, with Courage outside the rocket desperately trying to stop it. He escapes the vet by going down a trash chute and you see him land in a dumpster, and he waves to the rocket flying away.]] Courage has every right to be screwed up and terrified after that.



** Especially Courage's [[spoiler: mom's line when being hauled off by the evil vet, "Please, don't take me away from my baby,"]] It's ironic, but it really humanizes [[spoiler: his parents.]]

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** Especially Courage's [[spoiler: mom's line when being hauled off by the evil vet, "Please, don't take me away from my baby,"]] baby!"]] It's ironic, but it really humanizes [[spoiler: his parents.]]



** The fact that Courage is so stricken by the memory of this event that he has no reaction to Eustace using his witch doctor mask

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** The fact that Courage is so stricken by the memory of this event that he has no reaction to Eustace using his signature witch doctor mask on him. No screaming, no funny WildTake, no nothing. ''He's become entirely numb.''



** Eustace, by all means the biggest JerkAss ever portrayed on any Cartoon Network show. Consider that Eustace is seeing this through a mirror that was meant to show one's true self. Sure, it was broken beforehand, but it may have been showing that Eustace is, deep down inside, a sad man who lashes out at everyone due to a painful childhood.

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** Eustace, by all means the biggest JerkAss ever portrayed on any Cartoon Network show. Consider that Eustace is seeing this through a mirror that was meant to show one's true self. Sure, it was broken beforehand, but it may have been showing that Eustace is, deep down inside, a sad miserable old man who lashes out at everyone due to a painful childhood.



** As Eustace is walking down the street with the raincloud, he sees people in need of help but he turns them away, making the rain cloud worse. But one older-looking gentlemen, Floyd, who is being dragged by an octopus monster, is desperately pleading Eustace to give a love letter to his fiancee, telling him he won't be able to get to the wedding and that he loves her as he's finally taken and killed by the Creature. What does Eustace do? ''Toss the letter on the ground, causing it to be swept into the sewer thanks to the rain.''

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** As Eustace is walking down the street with the raincloud, he sees people in need of help but he turns them away, making the rain cloud worse. But one older-looking gentlemen, gentleman, Floyd, who is being dragged attacked by an octopus monster, a tentacled creature, is desperately pleading Eustace to give a love letter to his fiancee, telling him he won't be able to get to the wedding and that he loves her as he's finally taken and killed presumably eaten by the Creature.creature. What does Eustace do? ''Toss the letter on the ground, causing it to be swept into the sewer thanks to the rain.''



*** Something that makes it even more hard to watch is the fact that the man is voiced by none other than Creator/JohnRDilworth himself. Hearing the normally wacky and cheerful Dilly crying in absolute terror and despair is both depressing and scary.
* But the one that is considered a TearJerker by most viewers is "Last of the Starmakers", where Courage has to save the babies of a mother space squid from the military.

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*** Something that makes it even more hard harder to watch is the fact that the man is voiced by none other than Creator/JohnRDilworth himself. Hearing the normally wacky and cheerful Dilly crying in absolute terror and despair is both depressing and scary.
* But the one that is considered a the absolute biggest TearJerker by most viewers is "Last of the Starmakers", where Courage has is caught in a perilous race against time to save the babies of a mother space squid an adorable, squid-like creature from the military.



* ''"There's no such thing as perfect. You're beautiful just the way you are."''-- From the episode "Perfect". Especially so considering it's the SeriesFinale.
* "The Hunchback of Nowhere". A lonely and deformed hunchback goes from door to door just seeking shelter only to be called ugly or a freak by everyone, including Eustace, and having them slam the door in his face. He and Courage build a friendship that's both heartwarming and tearjerking as Courage shows the poor soul kindness for once in his life. And the climax only adds to this: as Courage and the Hunchback put on a show for Muriel, Eustace tries to ruin it. The Hunchback's response? He puts on a Eustace mask and forces him to see himself for who he is, which is only more heartrending when you realize that it's not just Eustace: it's for all the people who have said he's just a freak.

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* ''"There's no such thing as perfect. You're beautiful just the way as you are.are. With all of your imperfections, you can do anything."''-- From the episode "Perfect". Especially so considering it's the SeriesFinale.
* "The Hunchback of Nowhere". A lonely and lonely, deformed hunchback guy goes from door to door just seeking shelter only to be called ugly or a freak by everyone, including Eustace, and having them slam the door in his face. He and Courage build a friendship that's both heartwarming and tearjerking as Courage shows the poor soul kindness for once in his life. And the climax only adds to this: as Courage and the Hunchback put on a show for Muriel, Eustace tries to ruin it. The Hunchback's response? He puts on a Eustace mask and forces him to see himself for who he is, which is only more heartrending when you realize that it's not just Eustace: it's for all the people who have said he's just a freak.



* "The Mask", which tackles the very mature subject of DomesticAbuse. A talking rabbit named Bunny ended up with an abusive, controlling, gangster, asshole, rotweiller dog named Mad Dog and is not allowed to be with her best friend Kitty anymore. (It's also heavily implied that she and Kitty are romantically involved.) This leads Kitty to believe that all dogs are evil. Now take that last sentence and replace "dogs" with "men". The ending is a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} when [[spoiler: Mad Dog gets his just desserts and Bunny and Kitty are reunited.]]

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* The whole entirety of "The Mask", which tackles the very mature subject of DomesticAbuse. A talking rabbit named Bunny ended up with an abusive, controlling, gangster, asshole, rotweiller dog named Mad Dog and is not allowed to be with her best friend Kitty anymore. (It's also heavily implied that she and Kitty are romantically involved.) This leads Kitty to believe that all dogs are evil. Now take that last sentence and replace "dogs" with "men". The ending is a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} when [[spoiler: Mad Dog gets his just desserts and Bunny and Kitty are reunited.]]



--->'''Eustace''': ''Stupid Dog! This is it!!''

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--->'''Eustace''': ''Stupid Dog! This dog, this is it!!''it!''


*** It also shows that the narrator had been [[UnreliableNarraror lying all along]]. Courage's parents didn't abandon him, they were taken away from him.

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*** It also shows that the narrator had been [[UnreliableNarraror [[UnreliableNarrator lying all along]]. Courage's parents didn't abandon him, they were taken away from him.

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