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* The Spring cutscene walks the thin line between SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming|Moments}} and TearJerker. Yuna and Tidus get very excited with their imaginary future together in Zanarkand, having fun and watching the sunrise... and then Yuna cries when she realizes that it will never happen.

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* The Spring "The Spring" cutscene walks the thin line between SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming|Moments}} and TearJerker. Yuna and Tidus get very excited with their imaginary future together in Zanarkand, having fun and watching the sunrise... and then Yuna cries when she realizes that it will never happen.



* Tidus's mother's death following the disappearance of Jecht, like Yuna, left Tidus an orphan at only seven years old. But whereas Braska sacrificed himself content with the knowledge that he briefly made Spira a safer place for his daughter, Tidus's mother had just "given up living." According to Tidus, when Jecht was around, his mother wouldn't even turn his way. And when he finally appears to be out of Tidus's life, his mother decides life's no longer worth living, even for the son that needed her love. Tidus' resentment of Jecht truly isn't unjustified.

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* Tidus's Tidus' mother's death following the disappearance of Jecht, like Yuna, left Tidus an orphan at only seven years old. But whereas Braska sacrificed himself content with the knowledge that he briefly made Spira a safer place for his daughter, Tidus's Tidus' mother had just "given up living." According to Tidus, when Jecht was around, his mother wouldn't even turn his way. And when he finally appears to be out of Tidus's Tidus' life, his mother decides life's no longer worth living, even for the son that needed her love. Tidus' resentment of Jecht truly isn't unjustified.


* The pain Yuna must have been feeling each time you're forced to kill one of the aeons after it is possessed by Yu Yevon. And then her pain quickly turns to resolve as she prepares to summon the next aeon, only for the party to kill it as well. If you decide to Scan them, you will discover that they are, one after another, basically [[MercyKill begging for Yuna to kill them and put them out of their misery]]. This can double as a PlayerPunch. It's even worse if you've played ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' because you know ''exactly'' how much it hurts Yuna to have to do what she did.

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* The pain Yuna must have been feeling each time you're forced to kill one of the aeons after it is possessed by Yu Yevon. And then her pain quickly turns to resolve as she prepares to summon the next aeon, only for the party to kill it as well. If you decide to Scan them, you will discover that they are, one after another, basically [[MercyKill begging for Yuna to kill them and put them out of their misery]]. This can double be a PlayerPunch as a PlayerPunch.well. It's even worse if you've played ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' because you know ''exactly'' how much it hurts Yuna to have to do what she did.


* The inability of so many characters in this game to communicate with each other leads to several very sad and painful moments, but following scene by far takes the teary cake in respect to this: all through the course of the game, Tidus brags about what he'd do if he ever saw his father Jecht again, ranging from popping him in the jaw to at least [[CallingTheOldManOut giving him a brutal]] TheReasonYouSuck speech. And yet, when they finally do meet at the end of the game right before the boss fight with Braska's final aeon, this happens...

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* The inability of so many characters in this game to communicate with each other leads to several very sad and painful moments, but the following scene by far takes the teary cake in respect to this: all through the course of the game, Tidus brags about what he'd do if he ever saw his father Jecht again, ranging from popping him in the jaw to at least [[CallingTheOldManOut giving him a brutal]] TheReasonYouSuck speech. And yet, when they finally do meet at the end of the game right before the boss fight with Braska's final aeon, this happens...


* The pain Yuna must have been feeling each time you're forced to kill one of the aeons after it is possessed by Yu Yevon. And then her pain quickly turns to resolve as she prepares to summon the next aeon, only for the party to kill it as well. If you decide to Scan them, you will discover that they are, one after another, basically begging for Yuna to kill them and put them out of their misery. It's even worse if you've played ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' because you know ''exactly'' how much it hurts Yuna to have to do what she did.
** Anima tells Yuna: "Thus I atone." The Magus Sisters try to cheer Yuna up. Sandy says "Don't cry", Cindy says "Stop the suffering", and Mindy says "Gotta say goodbye."
* Tidus being comforted by Valefor after finding out that Yuna will die at the end of her pilgrimage. Tidus's JerkassRealization as he remembers the stuff he said about how he and Yuna could go to his Zanarkand after she beat Sin and how she could "just beat it again" if it came back, while she knew the whole time that none of that would ever be an option, since she would be dead. You can practically feel Tidus mentally beating himself up.

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* The pain Yuna must have been feeling each time you're forced to kill one of the aeons after it is possessed by Yu Yevon. And then her pain quickly turns to resolve as she prepares to summon the next aeon, only for the party to kill it as well. If you decide to Scan them, you will discover that they are, one after another, basically [[MercyKill begging for Yuna to kill them and put them out of their misery.misery]]. This can double as a PlayerPunch. It's even worse if you've played ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' because you know ''exactly'' how much it hurts Yuna to have to do what she did.
** Anima tells Yuna: "Thus I atone." The Magus Sisters try to cheer Yuna her up. Sandy says "Don't cry", cry,", Cindy says "Stop the suffering", suffering,", and Mindy says "Gotta say goodbye."
* Tidus being comforted by Valefor after finding out that Yuna will die at the end of her pilgrimage. Tidus's His JerkassRealization as he remembers the stuff he said about how he and Yuna could go to his Zanarkand after she beat Sin and how she could "just beat it again" if it came back, while she knew the whole time that none of that would ever be an option, since she would be dead. You can practically feel Tidus mentally beating himself up.



** And the moment before entering that room, Rikku begins to argue with the others about the pilgrimage and Tidus asks them why they keep talking about Yuna as if she's going to die. "To Zanarkand" begins to play as they immediately stop arguing and the party members begin to run ahead of him because none of them can bring themselves to tell him the truth.

* The ending, wherein Auron is sent to the Farplane, and Tidus, because he was created by the dreaming of the Fayth, begins to disappear as they depart Spira. Yuna tries to keep him from leaving, only to fall right through him in a heartbreaking moment. Before he departs, Tidus takes Yuna into a ghostly embrace from behind (cue the most bittersweet rendition of "To Zanarkand" in the entire game, it swells to its highest crescendo, and then as Tidus goes through Yuna, a measure of silence...), then dives off the airship, passes Auron and Braska, and reunites with his father, giving him a high five. A few days later, Yuna is standing at the Luca docks whistling and it feels absolutely tragic, due to the particular significance that had been attached to the action earlier. A montage of all the best moments in the game as seen through Yuna's memories. Yuna's final line: "The ones we have lost, and the dreams that have faded... never forget them" This DownerEnding is mitigated only if you watch the credits to the very end and see TheStinger (or play the sequel).
** The last thing Yuna says to Tidus. In the English version, it's an AnguishedDeclarationOfLove. In Japanese, it's the most painful and emotionally freighted "Thank you". Either way it hits like a ton of bricks. Adding to this point, the final shot of the remaining party looking on just before Tidus jumps off the airship is particularly sad -- especially Yuna; notice how at the very end of the shot, she starts to lose it and stop holding back her tears.
* Tidus reaching out to Jecht as he falls off a ledge in Dream Zanarkand before becoming Braska's final aeon. This is followed by Jecht resurfacing in his aeon form and Tidus, trying to pull himself together, saying "I promise this will be quick! Hit me with all you got, Dad!" If the player chooses the 'Talk' option for Tidus during the fight, it will say that Tidus' voice seems to affect Jecht. This decreases Jecht's LimitBreak gauge to 0. However, after doing so twice, Jecht won't react to Tidus anymore, implying that Yu Yevon's influence managed to shut down Jecht.

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** And the The moment before entering that room, Rikku begins to argue with the others about the pilgrimage and Tidus asks them why they keep talking about Yuna as if she's going to die. "To Zanarkand" begins to play as they immediately stop arguing and the party members begin to run ahead of him because none of them can bring themselves to tell him the truth.

* The ending, wherein Auron is sent to the Farplane, and Tidus, because he was created by the dreaming of the Fayth, begins to disappear as they depart Spira. Yuna tries to keep him from leaving, only to fall right through him in a heartbreaking moment.display. Before he departs, Tidus takes Yuna into a ghostly embrace from behind (cue the most bittersweet rendition of "To Zanarkand" in the entire game, it swells to its highest crescendo, and then as Tidus goes through Yuna, a measure of silence...), then dives off the airship, passes Auron and Braska, and reunites with his father, giving him a high five. A few days later, Yuna is standing at the Luca docks whistling and it feels absolutely tragic, tragic due to the particular significance that had been attached to the action earlier. A montage of all the best moments in the game as is seen through Yuna's memories. Yuna's Her final line: "The ones we have lost, and the dreams that have faded... never forget them" them." This DownerEnding is mitigated only if you watch the credits to the very end and see TheStinger (or play the sequel).
** The last thing Yuna says to Tidus. In the English version, it's an AnguishedDeclarationOfLove. In Japanese, it's the most painful and emotionally freighted "Thank you". you." Either way it hits like a ton of bricks. Adding to this point, the final shot of the remaining party looking on just before Tidus jumps off the airship is particularly sad -- especially Yuna; notice how at the very end of the shot, she starts to lose it and stop holding back her tears.
* Tidus reaching out to Jecht as he falls off a ledge in Dream Zanarkand before becoming Braska's final aeon. This is followed by Jecht resurfacing in his aeon form and Tidus, trying to pull himself together, saying "I promise this will be quick! Hit me with all you got, Dad!" If the player chooses the 'Talk' option for Tidus during the fight, it will say that Tidus' voice seems to affect Jecht. This decreases Jecht's LimitBreak gauge to 0. However, after doing so twice, Jecht won't react to Tidus anymore, implying that Yu Yevon's influence managed to shut down Jecht.fully took control.



* The inability of so many characters in this game to communicate with each other leads to several very sad and painful moments, but this scene by far takes the teary cake in respect to this: all through the course of the game, Tidus brags about what he'd do if he ever saw his father Jecht again, ranging from popping him in the jaw to at least [[CallingTheOldManOut giving him a brutal]] TheReasonYouSuck speech. And yet, when they finally do meet at the end of the game right before the boss fight with Braska's final aeon, this happens...

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* The inability of so many characters in this game to communicate with each other leads to several very sad and painful moments, but this following scene by far takes the teary cake in respect to this: all through the course of the game, Tidus brags about what he'd do if he ever saw his father Jecht again, ranging from popping him in the jaw to at least [[CallingTheOldManOut giving him a brutal]] TheReasonYouSuck speech. And yet, when they finally do meet at the end of the game right before the boss fight with Braska's final aeon, this happens...



* The whole bombshell of a cutscene that is Yuna's audio-will. The way she describes love as both wonderful and painful at the same time -- only to quickly get embarrassed and say she'll record over that part later -- just tugs at your heartstrings.

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* The whole bombshell of a cutscene that is Yuna's audio-will.audio will. The way she describes love as both wonderful and painful at the same time -- only to quickly get embarrassed and say she'll record over that part later -- just tugs at your heartstrings.



* Might be somewhere between this and FridgeHorror, concerning Seymour, of all people. Yes, he's a total asshole when we meet him, and he tries to kill everyone in Spira. But just take a moment to think about why: Due to being half-human, half-Guado, he didn't fit in with either. His own father exiled him because the Guado didn't like having a half-human person living with them, and it's doubtfcul humans were much kinder. Then, when he was a little kid (How old was he? 9, maybe?), his mother took him to Zanarkand. Despite his begging, she decided to die. During that time, she told him he had to use power to make people acknowledge him (as in, she's telling a 9-year-old he'll never be liked if not for power), and not only is she becoming his aeon, she's becoming his '''final''' aeon. She's telling her son to ''die'' for the people who haven't been kind to him even once. Now, he has become a maester of Yevon. Yevon says that death is the end of pain and sorrow. Most people would not want to die because death would also mean the end of joy, but how much of that did Seymour have, anyway? To him, death would most likely be something great. Later on, his sanity becomes even less stable, but perhaps at least until you kill him the second time, he might genuinely be trying to do what he thinks is the best for Spira. Not an excuse for most of his behavior, but he still deserves a bit of sympathy. And if that's not enough, you can use his own mother to defeat him. Not only has she kind of told him "Yeah, kid, please go kill yourself for the people who hate you", now she herself is trying to kill him. The only person whom he thought loved him, decided to kill him. If that guy had any sanity left at this point, it is likely gone by then. If you summon Anima during the final battle with Seymour, his words to her pretty much sum this sentiment up to a T.

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* Might be somewhere between this and FridgeHorror, concerning Seymour, of all people. Yes, he's a total asshole when we meet him, and he tries to kill everyone in Spira. But just take a moment to think about why: Due to being half-human, half-Guado, he didn't fit in with either. His own father exiled him because the Guado didn't like having a half-human person living with them, and it's doubtfcul doubtful humans were much kinder. Then, when he was a little kid (How old was he? 9, maybe?), his mother took him to Zanarkand. Despite his begging, she decided to die. During that time, she told him he had to use power to make people acknowledge him (as in, she's telling a 9-year-old he'll never be liked if not for power), and not only is she becoming his aeon, she's becoming his '''final''' aeon. She's telling her son to ''die'' for the people who haven't been kind to him even once. Now, he has become a maester of Yevon. Yevon says that death is the end of pain and sorrow. Most people would not want to die because death would also mean the end of joy, but how much of that did Seymour have, anyway? To him, death would most likely be something great. Later on, his sanity becomes even less stable, but perhaps at least until you kill him the second time, he might genuinely be trying to do what he thinks is the best for Spira. Not an excuse for most of his behavior, but he still deserves a bit of sympathy. And if that's not enough, you can use his own mother to defeat him. Not only has she kind of told him "Yeah, kid, please go kill yourself for the people who hate you", now she herself is trying to kill him. The only person whom he thought loved him, decided to kill him. If that guy had any sanity left at this point, it is likely gone by then. If you summon Anima during the final battle with Seymour, his words to her pretty much sum this sentiment up to a T.



* Tidus's mother's death following the disappearance of Jecht, like Yuna, left Tidus an orphan at only seven-years-old. But whereas Braska sacrificed himself content with the knowledge that he briefly made Spira a safer place for his daughter, Tidus's mother had just "given up living." According to Tidus, when Jecht was around, his mother wouldn't even turn his way. And when he finally appears to be out of Tidus's life, his mother decides life's no longer worth living, even for the son that needed her love. Tidus's resentment of Jecht truly isn't ungrounded.
* On a second playthrough, the party's expressions of sadness whenever Tidus says something like "we're coming back here once we beat Sin!" suddenly become a lot clearer and sadder.
* Sometimes characters will say something when you get a Game Over from a total party kill. The majority of them call out for a lost loved one, Wakka and Lulu say Chappu's name, with the former adding an apology, Auron mentions Braska and Jecht, and Yuna asks for her mother and father.
** Everyone asides from Auron will murmur Yuna's name with their last breath if they die while she's still missing. Rikku all but whimpers 'Yunie'.
** Lulu's 'We haven't even left the island' should you die in Besaid is surprisingly heartbreaking. Especially when you find out what happened to her and her summoner on a previous pilgrimage.

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* Tidus's mother's death following the disappearance of Jecht, like Yuna, left Tidus an orphan at only seven-years-old.seven years old. But whereas Braska sacrificed himself content with the knowledge that he briefly made Spira a safer place for his daughter, Tidus's mother had just "given up living." According to Tidus, when Jecht was around, his mother wouldn't even turn his way. And when he finally appears to be out of Tidus's life, his mother decides life's no longer worth living, even for the son that needed her love. Tidus's Tidus' resentment of Jecht truly isn't ungrounded.
unjustified.
* On a second playthrough, the party's expressions of sadness whenever Tidus says something like "we're "We're coming back here once we beat Sin!" suddenly become a lot clearer and sadder.
* Sometimes characters will say something when you get a Game Over from a total party kill. The majority of them call out for a lost loved one, one - Wakka and Lulu say Chappu's name, with the former adding an apology, Auron mentions Braska and Jecht, and Yuna asks for her mother and father.
** Everyone asides from Auron will murmur Yuna's name with their last breath if they die while she's still missing. Rikku all but whimpers 'Yunie'.
"Yunie."
** Lulu's 'We "We haven't even left the island' island," should you die in on Besaid is surprisingly heartbreaking. Especially when you find out what happened to her and her summoner on a previous pilgrimage.


* Might be somewhere between this and FridgeHorror, concerning Seymour, of all people. Yes, he's a total asshole when we meet him, and he tries to kill everyone in Spira. But just take a moment to think about why: Due to being half-human, half-Guado, he didn't fit in with either. His own father exiled him because the Guado didn't like having a half-human person living with them, and I'd doubt humans were much kinder. Then, when he was a little kid (How old was he? 9, maybe?), his mother took him to Zanarkand. Despite his begging, she decided to die. During that time, she told him he had to use power to make people acknowledge him (as in, she's telling a 9-year-old he'll never be liked if not for power), and not only is she becoming his aeon, she's becoming his '''final''' aeon. She's telling her son to ''die'' for the people who haven't been kind to him even once. Now, he has become a maester of Yevon. Yevon says that death is the end of pain and sorrow. Most people would not want to die because death would also mean the end of joy, but how much of that did Seymour have, anyway? To him, death would most likely be something great. Later on, his sanity becomes even less stable, but perhaps at least until you kill him the second time, he might genuinely be trying to do what he thinks is the best for Spira. Not an excuse for most of his behavior, but he still deserves a bit of sympathy. And if that's not enough, you can use his own mother to defeat him. Not only has she kind of told him "Yeah, kid, please go kill yourself for the people who hate you", now she herself is trying to kill him. The only person whom he thought loved him, decided to kill him. If that guy had any sanity left at this point, I'd bet you it's gone then. If you summon Anima during the final battle with Seymour, his words to her pretty much sum this sentiment up to a T.

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* Might be somewhere between this and FridgeHorror, concerning Seymour, of all people. Yes, he's a total asshole when we meet him, and he tries to kill everyone in Spira. But just take a moment to think about why: Due to being half-human, half-Guado, he didn't fit in with either. His own father exiled him because the Guado didn't like having a half-human person living with them, and I'd doubt it's doubtfcul humans were much kinder. Then, when he was a little kid (How old was he? 9, maybe?), his mother took him to Zanarkand. Despite his begging, she decided to die. During that time, she told him he had to use power to make people acknowledge him (as in, she's telling a 9-year-old he'll never be liked if not for power), and not only is she becoming his aeon, she's becoming his '''final''' aeon. She's telling her son to ''die'' for the people who haven't been kind to him even once. Now, he has become a maester of Yevon. Yevon says that death is the end of pain and sorrow. Most people would not want to die because death would also mean the end of joy, but how much of that did Seymour have, anyway? To him, death would most likely be something great. Later on, his sanity becomes even less stable, but perhaps at least until you kill him the second time, he might genuinely be trying to do what he thinks is the best for Spira. Not an excuse for most of his behavior, but he still deserves a bit of sympathy. And if that's not enough, you can use his own mother to defeat him. Not only has she kind of told him "Yeah, kid, please go kill yourself for the people who hate you", now she herself is trying to kill him. The only person whom he thought loved him, decided to kill him. If that guy had any sanity left at this point, I'd bet you it's it is likely gone by then. If you summon Anima during the final battle with Seymour, his words to her pretty much sum this sentiment up to a T.


* The pain Yuna must have been feeling each time [[spoiler:you're forced to kill one of the aeons after it is possessed by Yu Yevon]]. And then her pain quickly turns to resolve as she [[spoiler:prepares to summon the next aeon, only for the party to kill it as well]]. This can also be pretty painful for the player themselves. And if you decide to Scan them, you will discover that they are, one after another, basically [[spoiler:begging for Yuna to kill them and put them out of their misery]]. It's even worse if you've played ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' because you know ''exactly'' how much it hurts Yuna to have to do what she did.
** [[spoiler:Anima]] tells Yuna: "Thus I atone." [[spoiler:The Magus Sisters]] try to cheer Yuna up. [[spoiler:Sandy says "Don't cry", Cindy says "Stop the suffering", and Mindy says "Gotta say goodbye."]]
* Tidus being comforted by Valefor [[spoiler:after finding out that Yuna will die at the end of her pilgrimage]]. Tidus's JerkassRealization as he remembers the stuff he said about how he and Yuna could go to his Zanarkand after she beat Sin and how she could "just beat it again" if it came back, while she knew the whole time that [[spoiler:none of that would ever be an option, since she would be dead.]] You can practically feel Tidus mentally beating himself up.
** Tidus specifically runs to Valefor, too. Past Ifrit and their summoners. He runs into her, hits her a few times, and falls to his knees. The movement of Valefor's wings makes it seem like she's protecting him with them, shielding him from the truth, since the gesture she makes is the same one she does when using Shield. What's more is she genuinely looks sad herself, which makes sense -- [[spoiler:after all, she and her fellow aeons have helped summoners walk the path of death for centuries, even a full millennia in some cases]].
** And the moment before entering that room, Rikku begins to argue with the others about the pilgrimage and Tidus [[spoiler:asks them why they keep talking about Yuna as if she's going to die]]. "To Zanarkand" begins to play as they immediately stop arguing and the party members begin to run ahead of him because none of them [[spoiler:can bring themselves to tell him the truth]].

* The ending, wherein [[spoiler:Auron is sent to the Farplane, and Tidus, because he was created by the dreaming of the Fayth, begins to disappear as they depart Spira]]. Yuna tries to [[spoiler:keep him from leaving, only to fall right through him in a heartbreaking moment]]. Before he departs, [[spoiler:Tidus takes Yuna into a ghostly embrace from behind (cue the most bittersweet rendition of "To Zanarkand" in the entire game, it swells to its highest crescendo, and then as Tidus goes through Yuna, a measure of silence...), then dives off the airship, passes Auron and Braska, and reunites with his father, giving him a high five]]. A few days later, Yuna is [[spoiler:standing at the Luca docks whistling]] and it feels absolutely tragic, due to the particular significance that had been attached to the action earlier. A montage of all the best moments in the game as seen through Yuna's memories. Yuna's final line: [[spoiler:"The ones we have lost, and the dreams that have faded... never forget them"]] This DownerEnding is mitigated only if you watch the credits to the very end and see TheStinger (or play the sequel). So elegantly and effectively done, perfectly executed. Damn you, Squaresoft.
** The last thing [[spoiler:Yuna says to Tidus]]. In the English version, it's an [[spoiler:AnguishedDeclarationOfLove]]. In Japanese, it's the most painful and emotionally freighted "Thank you" you've ever heard. Either way it hits like a ton of bricks. Adding to this point, the final shot of [[spoiler:the remaining party looking on just before Tidus jumps off the airship is particularly sad -- especially Yuna; notice how at the very end of the shot, she starts to lose it and stop holding back her tears]].
* Tidus reaching out to [[spoiler:Jecht as he falls off a ledge in Dream Zanarkand before becoming Braska's final aeon. This is followed by Jecht resurfacing in his aeon form and Tidus, trying to pull himself together, saying "I promise this will be quick! Hit me with all you got, Dad!"]] If the player chooses the 'Talk' option for Tidus during the fight, it will say that Tidus' voice seems to affect [[spoiler:Jecht. This decreases Jecht's LimitBreak gauge to 0. However, after doing so twice, Jecht won't react to Tidus anymore, implying that Yu Yevon's influence managed to shut down Jecht]].
* [[spoiler:Jecht's]] death scene after the [[spoiler:fight with him]]. Tidus catches him, and he dies in his arms. [[spoiler:Jecht playfully mocks him one last time for crying, and it cuts to an FMV of Tidus weeping buckets while telling him, "[[BlatantLies I hate you, Dad.]]"]] It's the current page image.
* After the ship from Besaid fails to stop Sin, you get a cutscene showing a happy, quiet little moment in Kilika. Children playing with their blitzballs, a young mother holding her baby, that sort of thing. Then [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Sin comes]]. The blitzball is next seen bobbing up and down amid the wreckage, and [[spoiler: when Yuna performs the Sending, you clearly see a minuscule mortuary wrapping among all the others, and that same young mother collapsing to the ground in uncontrollable tears as pyreflies come out of it]].

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* The pain Yuna must have been feeling each time [[spoiler:you're you're forced to kill one of the aeons after it is possessed by Yu Yevon]]. Yevon. And then her pain quickly turns to resolve as she [[spoiler:prepares prepares to summon the next aeon, only for the party to kill it as well]]. This can also be pretty painful for the player themselves. And if well. If you decide to Scan them, you will discover that they are, one after another, basically [[spoiler:begging begging for Yuna to kill them and put them out of their misery]].misery. It's even worse if you've played ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' because you know ''exactly'' how much it hurts Yuna to have to do what she did.
** [[spoiler:Anima]] Anima tells Yuna: "Thus I atone." [[spoiler:The The Magus Sisters]] Sisters try to cheer Yuna up. [[spoiler:Sandy Sandy says "Don't cry", Cindy says "Stop the suffering", and Mindy says "Gotta say goodbye."]]
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* Tidus being comforted by Valefor [[spoiler:after after finding out that Yuna will die at the end of her pilgrimage]]. pilgrimage. Tidus's JerkassRealization as he remembers the stuff he said about how he and Yuna could go to his Zanarkand after she beat Sin and how she could "just beat it again" if it came back, while she knew the whole time that [[spoiler:none none of that would ever be an option, since she would be dead.]] dead. You can practically feel Tidus mentally beating himself up.
** Tidus specifically runs to Valefor, too. Past Ifrit and their summoners. He runs into her, hits her a few times, and falls to his knees. The movement of Valefor's wings makes it seem like she's protecting him with them, shielding him from the truth, since the gesture she makes is the same one she does when using Shield. What's more is she genuinely looks sad herself, which makes sense -- [[spoiler:after after all, she and her fellow aeons have helped summoners walk the path of death for centuries, even a full millennia in some cases]].
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** And the moment before entering that room, Rikku begins to argue with the others about the pilgrimage and Tidus [[spoiler:asks asks them why they keep talking about Yuna as if she's going to die]]. die. "To Zanarkand" begins to play as they immediately stop arguing and the party members begin to run ahead of him because none of them [[spoiler:can can bring themselves to tell him the truth]].

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* The ending, wherein [[spoiler:Auron Auron is sent to the Farplane, and Tidus, because he was created by the dreaming of the Fayth, begins to disappear as they depart Spira]]. Spira. Yuna tries to [[spoiler:keep keep him from leaving, only to fall right through him in a heartbreaking moment]]. moment. Before he departs, [[spoiler:Tidus Tidus takes Yuna into a ghostly embrace from behind (cue the most bittersweet rendition of "To Zanarkand" in the entire game, it swells to its highest crescendo, and then as Tidus goes through Yuna, a measure of silence...), then dives off the airship, passes Auron and Braska, and reunites with his father, giving him a high five]]. five. A few days later, Yuna is [[spoiler:standing standing at the Luca docks whistling]] whistling and it feels absolutely tragic, due to the particular significance that had been attached to the action earlier. A montage of all the best moments in the game as seen through Yuna's memories. Yuna's final line: [[spoiler:"The "The ones we have lost, and the dreams that have faded... never forget them"]] them" This DownerEnding is mitigated only if you watch the credits to the very end and see TheStinger (or play the sequel). So elegantly and effectively done, perfectly executed. Damn you, Squaresoft.
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** The last thing [[spoiler:Yuna Yuna says to Tidus]]. Tidus. In the English version, it's an [[spoiler:AnguishedDeclarationOfLove]]. AnguishedDeclarationOfLove. In Japanese, it's the most painful and emotionally freighted "Thank you" you've ever heard.you". Either way it hits like a ton of bricks. Adding to this point, the final shot of [[spoiler:the the remaining party looking on just before Tidus jumps off the airship is particularly sad -- especially Yuna; notice how at the very end of the shot, she starts to lose it and stop holding back her tears]].
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* Tidus reaching out to [[spoiler:Jecht Jecht as he falls off a ledge in Dream Zanarkand before becoming Braska's final aeon. This is followed by Jecht resurfacing in his aeon form and Tidus, trying to pull himself together, saying "I promise this will be quick! Hit me with all you got, Dad!"]] Dad!" If the player chooses the 'Talk' option for Tidus during the fight, it will say that Tidus' voice seems to affect [[spoiler:Jecht.Jecht. This decreases Jecht's LimitBreak gauge to 0. However, after doing so twice, Jecht won't react to Tidus anymore, implying that Yu Yevon's influence managed to shut down Jecht]].
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* [[spoiler:Jecht's]] Jecht's death scene after the [[spoiler:fight fight with him]].him. Tidus catches him, and he dies in his arms. [[spoiler:Jecht Jecht playfully mocks him one last time for crying, and it cuts to an FMV of Tidus weeping buckets while telling him, "[[BlatantLies I hate you, Dad.]]"]] ]]" It's the current page image.
* After the ship from Besaid fails to stop Sin, you get a cutscene showing a happy, quiet little moment in Kilika. Children playing with their blitzballs, a young mother holding her baby, that sort of thing. Then [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Sin comes]]. The blitzball is next seen bobbing up and down amid the wreckage, and [[spoiler: when Yuna performs the Sending, you clearly see a minuscule mortuary wrapping among all the others, and that same young mother collapsing to the ground in uncontrollable tears as pyreflies come out of it]].it.



* The Spring cutscene walks the thin line between SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming|Moments}} and TearJerker. Yuna and Tidus [[spoiler:get very excited with their imaginary future together in Zanarkand, having fun and watching the sunrise... and then Yuna cries when she realizes that it will never happen. And we, the players, who know that better than her...]]
** If you're playing the game through a second time and [[spoiler:know exactly why the two of them will never see Tidus' Zanarkand, as well as Tidus' parting words to her]], this scene, while still beautiful, plows straight over the above-mentioned line and becomes a pure TearJerker.
* The scene with Luzzu [[spoiler:after Gatta is killed]] at Djose Temple is hard to take. He punches the temple's wall, distraught at having not protected him and saying that he was too young to die. For that matter, the sheer shock of [[spoiler:witnessing Gatta's lifeless body slump to the ground]]. On the other hand, if [[spoiler:Luzzu]] is killed, [[spoiler:a traumatized Gatta will start screaming, having seen his body get torn apart by Sin]]. The worst part about this is that if you don't know what triggers it[[note]]Telling Gatta to stay in the back of the battle, as Luzzu orders him. Encouraging him to go to the front lines will get him killed instead of Luzzu.[[/note]], you unknowingly choose which of these scenes you will witness. It's a SadisticChoice that will always have a DownerEnding, no matter what the player chooses.
* The inability of so many characters in this game to communicate with each other leads to several very sad and painful moments, but this scene by far takes the teary cake in respect to this: all through the course of the game, Tidus brags about what he'd do if he ever saw his father Jecht again, ranging from popping him in the jaw to at least [[CallingTheOldManOut giving him a brutal]] TheReasonYouSuck speech. And yet, when they finally do meet at the end of the game right before [[spoiler:the boss fight with Braska's final aeon]], this happens...

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* The Spring cutscene walks the thin line between SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming|Moments}} and TearJerker. Yuna and Tidus [[spoiler:get get very excited with their imaginary future together in Zanarkand, having fun and watching the sunrise... and then Yuna cries when she realizes that it will never happen. And we, the players, who know that better than her...]] \n
** If you're playing the game through a second time and [[spoiler:know know exactly why the two of them will never see Tidus' Zanarkand, as well as Tidus' parting words to her]], her, this scene, while still beautiful, plows straight over the above-mentioned line and becomes a pure TearJerker.
* The scene with Luzzu [[spoiler:after after Gatta is killed]] killed at Djose Temple is hard to take. He punches the temple's wall, distraught at having not protected him and saying that he was too young to die. For that matter, the sheer shock of [[spoiler:witnessing witnessing Gatta's lifeless body slump to the ground]]. ground. On the other hand, if [[spoiler:Luzzu]] Luzzu is killed, [[spoiler:a a traumatized Gatta will start screaming, having seen his body get torn apart by Sin]].Sin. The worst part about this is that if you don't know what triggers it[[note]]Telling Gatta to stay in the back of the battle, as Luzzu orders him. Encouraging him to go to the front lines will get him killed instead of Luzzu.[[/note]], you unknowingly choose which of these scenes you will witness. It's a SadisticChoice that will always have a DownerEnding, no matter what the player chooses.
* The inability of so many characters in this game to communicate with each other leads to several very sad and painful moments, but this scene by far takes the teary cake in respect to this: all through the course of the game, Tidus brags about what he'd do if he ever saw his father Jecht again, ranging from popping him in the jaw to at least [[CallingTheOldManOut giving him a brutal]] TheReasonYouSuck speech. And yet, when they finally do meet at the end of the game right before [[spoiler:the the boss fight with Braska's final aeon]], aeon, this happens...



* How about the memories in Zanarkand, where we see Auron trying to plead with Jecht and Braska to not go through with the Final Summoning? And after the scene, to hear Auron's cracked-and-sorrow-filled voice saying "And the cycle went on." AND seeing a flashback of his desperate attempt to get revenge on [[spoiler:Yunalesca]] while being in a grief-fueled rage.
** Having to live [[spoiler:(if you can call it that)]] with that knowledge for the next ten years -- knowing the truth of what actually happened to two friends to whom he'd trusted his life during their pilgrimage, while everyone in Spira thinks he's a [[BigDamnHero Big Damn Hero]] -- really brought home just ''why'' he was so cynical, why he always seemed to know more than he was letting on, why he hated himself and beat himself up so much during the game.
** There's also Auron [[spoiler:slashing away with his sword at the image of his younger self.]] Seeing Auron break down like that, so full of self-loathing for what he couldn't do and over the friends he couldn't protect... It is incredibly powerful, even beautiful in a way.
** A minor one earlier in the game, when [[spoiler:Tidus barges into the Bevelle Fayth room to see Yuna making a pact with the Fayth]]. Auron gives Tidus a quick refresher on how a summoner gains an aeon. But then afterwards Auron just... storms out the room with a look of utter sadness and disgust on his face, because he understands that a fayth is for what it's worth, a unsent that can never move on.

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* How about the memories in Zanarkand, where we see Auron trying to plead with Jecht and Braska to not go through with the Final Summoning? And after the scene, to hear Auron's cracked-and-sorrow-filled voice saying "And the cycle went on." AND seeing a flashback of his desperate attempt to get revenge on [[spoiler:Yunalesca]] Yunalesca while being in a grief-fueled rage.
** Having to live [[spoiler:(if (if you can call it that)]] that) with that knowledge for the next ten years -- knowing the truth of what actually happened to two friends to whom he'd trusted his life during their pilgrimage, while everyone in Spira thinks he's a [[BigDamnHero Big Damn Hero]] -- really brought home just ''why'' he was so cynical, why he always seemed to know more than he was letting on, why he hated himself and beat himself up so much during the game.
** There's also Auron [[spoiler:slashing slashing away with his sword at the image of his younger self.]] self. Seeing Auron break down like that, so full of self-loathing for what he couldn't do and over the friends he couldn't protect... It is incredibly powerful, even beautiful in a way.
** A minor one earlier in the game, when [[spoiler:Tidus Tidus barges into the Bevelle Fayth room to see Yuna making a pact with the Fayth]].Fayth. Auron gives Tidus a quick refresher on how a summoner gains an aeon. But then afterwards Auron just... storms out the room with a look of utter sadness and disgust on his face, because he understands that a fayth is for what it's worth, a unsent that can never move on.



** Jecht also has his moment when he [[spoiler:offers himself up for the Final Summoning]]. To see a person feel so powerless that he would give up his life for it to be worth something to him is really sad to hear, especially when he looks so tough on the outside.
* It's a minor one that can be missed on your first run through since it occurs among characters you won't recognize unless you've been paying ''very'' close attention and in the midst of the Zanarkand Ruins, which are basically [[BleakLevel a non-stop parade of tear-jerking scenes]], but seeing the ghostly reenactment of the moment at which Lady Yocun's guardian volunteered her life to complete the Final Summoning in the hope that it would save Spira is really sad, given that you know [[SenselessSacrifice how futile that hope was]]. This makes the sense of cartharsis when Yuna [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome refuses to obey Yunalesca's command to choose a sacrifice and insists that she will be the one to break the cycle]] that much more powerful.

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** Jecht also has his moment when he [[spoiler:offers offers himself up for the Final Summoning]].Summoning. To see a person feel so powerless that he would give up his life for it to be worth something to him is really sad to hear, especially when he looks so tough on the outside.
* It's a minor one that can be missed on your first run through since it occurs among characters you won't recognize unless you've been paying ''very'' close attention and in the midst of the Zanarkand Ruins, which are basically [[BleakLevel a non-stop parade of tear-jerking scenes]], but seeing the ghostly reenactment of the moment at which Lady Yocun's guardian volunteered her life to complete the Final Summoning in the hope that it would save Spira is really sad, given that you know [[SenselessSacrifice how futile that hope was]]. This makes the sense of cartharsis when Yuna [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome refuses to obey Yunalesca's command to choose a sacrifice and insists that she will be the one to break the cycle]] that much more powerful.



** "Suteki Da Ne", the game's main song whose melody is reprised in some compositions, can really tug at your heartstrings. Especially when you translate "Suteki Da Ne" to find out that, in English, it's "Isn't It Wonderful?" Listen to it again with the title's implications and the [[http://www.animelyrics.com/game/finalfantasyx/sutekidane.htm lyrics]], and prepare to bawl.

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** "Suteki Da Ne", the game's main song whose melody is reprised in some compositions, can really tug at your the heartstrings. Especially when you translate "Suteki Da Ne" translates in English to find out that, in English, it's "Isn't It Wonderful?" Listen to it again with the title's implications and the [[http://www.animelyrics.com/game/finalfantasyx/sutekidane.htm lyrics]], and prepare to bawl.



* Almost Fridge-y, but [[spoiler:Seymour]] offhandedly calling Kimahri [[spoiler:the last Ronso]]. Related to this, upon playing through the game again, the scene at Gagazet where all the Ronso first tell Yuna they will bar Yevon's way and prevent anyone from attacking her party, and then sing the Hymn of the Fayth in her honor. First time around it was brave, noble, a possible OffscreenMomentOfAwesome that proved how truly heroic the Ronso were, and the song was powerful and poignant. Upon second viewing, knowing they truly did sacrifice all their lives (rather than just the possibility it might happen) turns the whole thing tragic and heartbreaking, with the hymn becoming their own funeral dirge.
* Operation Mi'ihen. [[spoiler:Seeing the tower that, as we see seconds before, still had people in it EXPLODING when their attack against Sin backfires. The corpses of people are littered across the battlefield after the fight ends]]. Depending on what you chose, [[spoiler:you see a horrified Tidus as he tries to wake up a dead Gatta]] or [[spoiler:Gatta totally lose it because of the battle aftermath]]. The implications that [[spoiler:Kinoc retreated his faithful followers so that only the Al Bhed and excommunicated would perish]] makes it so much worse. The whole event is horrific ''and'' a TearJerker, all rolled up into one!

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* Almost Fridge-y, but [[spoiler:Seymour]] Seymour offhandedly calling Kimahri [[spoiler:the the last Ronso]].Ronso. Related to this, upon playing through the game again, the scene at Gagazet where all the Ronso first tell Yuna they will bar Yevon's way and prevent anyone from attacking her party, and then sing the Hymn of the Fayth in her honor. First time around it was brave, noble, a possible OffscreenMomentOfAwesome that proved how truly heroic the Ronso were, and the song was powerful and poignant. Upon second viewing, knowing they truly did sacrifice all their lives (rather than just the possibility it might happen) turns the whole thing tragic and heartbreaking, with the hymn becoming their own funeral dirge.
* Operation Mi'ihen. [[spoiler:Seeing Seeing the tower that, as we see seconds before, still had people in it EXPLODING when their attack against Sin backfires. The corpses of people are littered across the battlefield after the fight ends]]. ends. Depending on what you chose, [[spoiler:you you see a horrified Tidus as he tries to wake up a dead Gatta]] Gatta or [[spoiler:Gatta Gatta totally lose it because of the battle aftermath]]. aftermath. The implications that [[spoiler:Kinoc Kinoc retreated his faithful followers so that only the Al Bhed and excommunicated would perish]] perish makes it so much worse. The whole event is horrific ''and'' a TearJerker, all rolled up into one!worse.



** The scene with Luzzu as the operation is about to commence. [[spoiler:He tells Wakka he was the one who convinced Chappu to join the Crusaders. Wakka punches him, saying Chappu was thinking of proposing to Lulu. Luzzu then tells them that Chappu said to him that being with your girl is good, but keeping Sin far away from her is even better. Luzzu had already confessed his role in Chappu's untimely death to Lulu before they left Besaid, but given Lulu's reaction, she probably didn't know that was the reason Chappu suddenly joined the Crusaders. It also bears mentioning that, when Luzzu prepares to confess to Wakka, she falls out of her role as TheStoic for the first time.]] Afterwards, Luzzu gets called to his post at the front. Yuna tries to stop him, but Auron tells her to let him pass as he has chosen his path, just as Yuna chose hers when she became a summoner. Luzzu walks off silently -- everyone present, including himself, knowing full well that he probably won't survive. Which just makes Auron's words to Yuna all the more poignant [[spoiler:when you learn of the true nature of the pilgrimage, which Tidus lampshades in his narration after the scene]].

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** The scene with Luzzu as the operation is about to commence. [[spoiler:He He tells Wakka he was the one who convinced Chappu to join the Crusaders. Wakka punches him, saying Chappu was thinking of proposing to Lulu. Luzzu then tells them that Chappu said to him that being with your girl is good, but keeping Sin far away from her is even better. Luzzu had already confessed his role in Chappu's untimely death to Lulu before they left Besaid, but given Lulu's reaction, she probably didn't know that was the reason Chappu suddenly joined the Crusaders. It also bears mentioning that, when Luzzu prepares to confess to Wakka, she falls out of her role as TheStoic for the first time.]] Afterwards, Luzzu gets called to his post at the front. Yuna tries to stop him, but Auron tells her to let him pass as he has chosen his path, just as Yuna chose hers when she became a summoner. Luzzu walks off silently -- everyone present, including himself, knowing full well that he probably won't survive. Which just makes Auron's words to Yuna all the more poignant [[spoiler:when when you learn of the true nature of the pilgrimage, which Tidus lampshades in his narration after the scene]].scene.



** The best kind of bittersweet tears for his exit, however. [[spoiler:As he fades away, it's clear that he ''finally'' has peace. Sin is dead, Yevon has been exposed as a lie, Jecht's torture is over, and while he wasn't able to save his friends, he was able to avenge them and save their children. And he tells the surviving party "this is ''your'' world now" before finally letting go.]] A fitting exit for one of the most wonderfully written characters to walk across a game console.
* The whole bombshell of a cutscene that is [[spoiler:Yuna's audio-will]]. The way she describes love as both wonderful and painful at the same time -- only to quickly get embarrassed and say she'll record over that part later -- just tugs at your heartstrings.
* Lulu and the Cavern of the Stolen Fayth side event. [[spoiler:Lulu in her younger years was a guardian of a summoner named Ginnem, but due to Lulu being young and inexperienced, Ginnem died there. This tragic event [[MyGreatestFailure has haunted Lulu]] for years. When the party reaches the heart of the cavern, they are confronted by the tortured soul of Ginnem, who Lulu comments on as having no trace of humanity left. As the party begins to battle Ginnem's version of Yojimbo:]]

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** The best kind of bittersweet tears for his exit, however. [[spoiler:As As he fades away, it's clear that he ''finally'' has peace. Sin is dead, Yevon has been exposed as a lie, Jecht's torture is over, and while he wasn't able to save his friends, he was able to avenge them and save their children. And he tells the surviving party "this is ''your'' world now" before finally letting go.]] A fitting exit for one of the most wonderfully written characters to walk across a game console.
* The whole bombshell of a cutscene that is [[spoiler:Yuna's audio-will]].Yuna's audio-will. The way she describes love as both wonderful and painful at the same time -- only to quickly get embarrassed and say she'll record over that part later -- just tugs at your heartstrings.
* Lulu and the Cavern of the Stolen Fayth side event. [[spoiler:Lulu Lulu in her younger years was a guardian of a summoner named Ginnem, but due to Lulu being young and inexperienced, Ginnem died there. This tragic event [[MyGreatestFailure has haunted Lulu]] for years. When the party reaches the heart of the cavern, they are confronted by the tortured soul of Ginnem, who Lulu comments on as having no trace of humanity left. As the party begins to battle Ginnem's version of Yojimbo:]]Yojimbo:



* Might be somewhere between this and FridgeHorror, concerning Seymour, of all people. [[spoiler:Yes, he's a total asshole when we meet him, and he tries to kill everyone in Spira. But just take a moment to think about why: Due to being half-human, half-Guado, he didn't fit in with either. His own father exiled him because the Guado didn't like having a half-human person living with them, and I'd doubt humans were much kinder. Then, when he was a little kid (How old was he? 9, maybe?), his mother took him to Zanarkand. Despite his begging, she decided to die. During that time, she told him he had to use power to make people acknowledge him (as in, she's telling a 9-year-old he'll never be liked if not for power), and not only is she becoming his aeon, she's becoming his '''final''' aeon. She's telling her son to ''die'' for the people who haven't been kind to him even once. Now, he has become a maester of Yevon. Yevon says that death is the end of pain and sorrow. Most people would not want to die because death would also mean the end of joy, but how much of that did Seymour have, anyway? To him, death would most likely be something great. Later on, his sanity becomes even less stable, but I'd say at least until you kill him the second time, he might genuinely be trying to do what he thinks is the best for Spira.]] Not an excuse for most of his behavior, but he still deserves a bit of sympathy. And if that's not enough, [[spoiler: you can use his own mother to defeat him. Not only has she kind of told him "Yeah, kid, please go kill yourself for the people who hate you", now she herself is trying to kill him. The only person whom he thought loved him, decided to kill him. If that guy had any sanity left at this point, I'd bet you it's gone then.]] If you [[spoiler:summon Anima during the final battle with Seymour, his words to her pretty much sum this sentiment up to a T.]]

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* Might be somewhere between this and FridgeHorror, concerning Seymour, of all people. [[spoiler:Yes, Yes, he's a total asshole when we meet him, and he tries to kill everyone in Spira. But just take a moment to think about why: Due to being half-human, half-Guado, he didn't fit in with either. His own father exiled him because the Guado didn't like having a half-human person living with them, and I'd doubt humans were much kinder. Then, when he was a little kid (How old was he? 9, maybe?), his mother took him to Zanarkand. Despite his begging, she decided to die. During that time, she told him he had to use power to make people acknowledge him (as in, she's telling a 9-year-old he'll never be liked if not for power), and not only is she becoming his aeon, she's becoming his '''final''' aeon. She's telling her son to ''die'' for the people who haven't been kind to him even once. Now, he has become a maester of Yevon. Yevon says that death is the end of pain and sorrow. Most people would not want to die because death would also mean the end of joy, but how much of that did Seymour have, anyway? To him, death would most likely be something great. Later on, his sanity becomes even less stable, but I'd say perhaps at least until you kill him the second time, he might genuinely be trying to do what he thinks is the best for Spira.]] Spira. Not an excuse for most of his behavior, but he still deserves a bit of sympathy. And if that's not enough, [[spoiler: you can use his own mother to defeat him. Not only has she kind of told him "Yeah, kid, please go kill yourself for the people who hate you", now she herself is trying to kill him. The only person whom he thought loved him, decided to kill him. If that guy had any sanity left at this point, I'd bet you it's gone then.]] If you [[spoiler:summon summon Anima during the final battle with Seymour, his words to her pretty much sum this sentiment up to a T.]]



* When you really think about it, Yuna's childhood prior to being taken to Besaid. [[spoiler:She lost her mother while she was on her way to reconcile with her brother and then becomes an orphan at the age of 7 after Braska defeated Sin. And Yuna didn't even realize that she was alone in the world until she went back home to an empty house after the celebrations in Bevelle]].

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* When you really think about it, Yuna's childhood prior to being taken to Besaid. [[spoiler:She She lost her mother while she was on her way to reconcile with her brother and then becomes an orphan at the age of 7 after Braska defeated Sin. And Yuna didn't even realize that she was alone in the world until she went back home to an empty house after the celebrations in Bevelle]].Bevelle.



* Tidus's mother's death following the disappearance of Jecht, like Yuna, left Tidus an orphan at only seven-years-old. But whereas Braska sacrificed himself content with the knowledge that he [[spoiler: briefly]] made Spira a safer place for his daughter, Tidus's mother had just "given up living." According to Tidus, when Jecht was around, his mother wouldn't even turn his way. And when he finally appears to be out of Tidus's life, his mother decides life's no longer worth living, even for the son that needed her love. Tidus's resentment of Jecht truly isn't ungrounded.
* On a second playthrough, the party's [[spoiler:expressions of sadness whenever Tidus says something like "we're coming back here once we beat Sin!"]] suddenly become a lot clearer and sadder.

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* Tidus's mother's death following the disappearance of Jecht, like Yuna, left Tidus an orphan at only seven-years-old. But whereas Braska sacrificed himself content with the knowledge that he [[spoiler: briefly]] briefly made Spira a safer place for his daughter, Tidus's mother had just "given up living." According to Tidus, when Jecht was around, his mother wouldn't even turn his way. And when he finally appears to be out of Tidus's life, his mother decides life's no longer worth living, even for the son that needed her love. Tidus's resentment of Jecht truly isn't ungrounded.
* On a second playthrough, the party's [[spoiler:expressions expressions of sadness whenever Tidus says something like "we're coming back here once we beat Sin!"]] Sin!" suddenly become a lot clearer and sadder.


* On a second playthrough, the party's [[spoiler:expressions of sadness whenever Tidus says something like "we're coming back here once we beat Sin!"]] suddenly become a lot clearer and sadder.

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* On a second playthrough, the party's [[spoiler:expressions of sadness whenever Tidus says something like "we're coming back here once we beat Sin!"]] suddenly become a lot clearer and sadder.sadder.
* Sometimes characters will say something when you get a Game Over from a total party kill. The majority of them call out for a lost loved one, Wakka and Lulu say Chappu's name, with the former adding an apology, Auron mentions Braska and Jecht, and Yuna asks for her mother and father.
** Everyone asides from Auron will murmur Yuna's name with their last breath if they die while she's still missing. Rikku all but whimpers 'Yunie'.
** Lulu's 'We haven't even left the island' should you die in Besaid is surprisingly heartbreaking. Especially when you find out what happened to her and her summoner on a previous pilgrimage.


* The Spring cutscene walks the thin line between [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Heartwarming]] and [[TearJerker Tear Jerker]]. Yuna and Tidus [[spoiler:get very excited with their imaginary future together in Zanarkand, having fun and watching the sunrise... and then Yuna cries when she realizes that it will never happen. And we, the players, who know that better than her...]]

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* The Spring cutscene walks the thin line between [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Heartwarming]] SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming|Moments}} and [[TearJerker Tear Jerker]].TearJerker. Yuna and Tidus [[spoiler:get very excited with their imaginary future together in Zanarkand, having fun and watching the sunrise... and then Yuna cries when she realizes that it will never happen. And we, the players, who know that better than her...]]



* It's a minor one that can be missed on your first run through since it occurs among characters you won't recognize unless you've been paying ''very'' close attention and in the midst of the Zanarkand Ruins, which are basically [[BleakLevel a non-stop parade of tear-jerking scenes]], but seeing the ghostly reenactment of the moment at which Lady Yocun's guardian volunteered her life to complete the Final Summoning in the hope that it would save Spira is really sad, given that you know [[SenselessSacrifice how futile that hope was]]. This makes the sense of cartharsis when Yuna [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome refuses to obey Yunalesca's command to choose a sacrifice and insists that she will be the one to break the cycle]] that much more powerful.

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* It's a minor one that can be missed on your first run through since it occurs among characters you won't recognize unless you've been paying ''very'' close attention and in the midst of the Zanarkand Ruins, which are basically [[BleakLevel a non-stop parade of tear-jerking scenes]], but seeing the ghostly reenactment of the moment at which Lady Yocun's guardian volunteered her life to complete the Final Summoning in the hope that it would save Spira is really sad, given that you know [[SenselessSacrifice how futile that hope was]]. This makes the sense of cartharsis when Yuna [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome refuses to obey Yunalesca's command to choose a sacrifice and insists that she will be the one to break the cycle]] that much more powerful.



* Auron's RousingSpeech is both this and a CrowningMomentOfAwesome: "Now! This is it! Now is the time to choose! Die and be free of pain, or live and fight your sorrow! Now is the time to shape your stories! Your fate is in your hands!" [[ThatOneBoss It's also a different type of Tear Jerker too!]]

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* Auron's RousingSpeech is both this and a CrowningMomentOfAwesome: SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: "Now! This is it! Now is the time to choose! Die and be free of pain, or live and fight your sorrow! Now is the time to shape your stories! Your fate is in your hands!" [[ThatOneBoss It's also a different type of Tear Jerker too!]]


* The destruction of Home. The Al Bhed, whose only crime is the salvage and use of "forbidden" machina [[note]]a crime Yevon is equally guilty of, as you find out upon reaching Bevelle[[/note]], [[FantasticRacism is the most hated and disenfranchised race in Spira]]. They never even had a nation or a homeland until Cid built Home on the sands of Bikanel Island. Then the Guado and the [[PathOfInspiration Church of Yevon]] [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs invade it]] and kill everyone in it with hordes of fiends. When Cid takes whatever survivors he can find and escapes with them on the [[CoolAirship Fahrenheit]], he orders ''his own son'' to destroy Home to avoid pursuit. And as the missiles fly, all Al Bhed on board sing the Hymn of the Fayth, both in honor of their dead as well as to soothe their own hearts.

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* The destruction of Home. The Al Bhed, whose only crime is the salvage and use of "forbidden" machina [[note]]a crime Yevon is equally guilty of, as you find out upon reaching Bevelle[[/note]], [[FantasticRacism is the most hated and disenfranchised race in Spira]]. They never even had a nation or a homeland until Cid built Home on the sands of Bikanel Island. Then the Guado and the [[PathOfInspiration Church of Yevon]] [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs invade it]] and kill everyone in it with hordes of fiends. When Cid takes whatever survivors he can find and escapes with them on the [[CoolAirship Fahrenheit]], ''[[CoolAirship Fahrenheit]]'', he orders ''his own son'' to destroy Home to avoid pursuit. And as the missiles fly, all Al Bhed on board sing the Hymn of the Fayth, both in honor of their dead as well as to soothe their own hearts.


** Tidus specifically runs to Valefor, too. Past Ifrit and their summoners. He runs into her, hits her a few times, and falls to his knees. The movement of Valefor's wings makes it seem like she's protecting him with them, shielding him from the truth, since the gesture she makes is the same one she does when using Shield. What's more is she genuinely looks sad herself, which makes sense - [[spoiler:after all, she and her fellow aeons have helped summoners walk the path of death for centuries, even a full millennia in some cases]].

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** Tidus specifically runs to Valefor, too. Past Ifrit and their summoners. He runs into her, hits her a few times, and falls to his knees. The movement of Valefor's wings makes it seem like she's protecting him with them, shielding him from the truth, since the gesture she makes is the same one she does when using Shield. What's more is she genuinely looks sad herself, which makes sense - -- [[spoiler:after all, she and her fellow aeons have helped summoners walk the path of death for centuries, even a full millennia in some cases]].



** The scene with Luzzu as the operation is about to commence. [[spoiler:He tells Wakka he was the one to convinced Chappu to join the Crusaders. Wakka punches him, saying Chappu was thinking of proposing to Lulu. Luzzu then tells them that Chappu said to him that being with your girl is good, but keeping Sin far away from her is even better. Luzzu had already confessed his role in Chappu's untimely death to Lulu before they left Besaid, but given Lulu's reaction, she probably didn't know that was the reason Chappu suddenly joined the Crusaders. It also bears mentioning that, when Luzzu prepares to confess to Wakka, she falls out of her role as TheStoic for the first time.]] Afterwards, Luzzu gets called to his post at the front. Yuna tries to stop him, but Auron tells her to let him pass as he has chosen his path, just as Yuna chose hers when she became a summoner. Luzzu walks of silently--everyone present, including himself, knowing full well that he probably won't survive. Which just makes Auron's words to Yuna all the more poignant [[spoiler:when you learn of the true nature of the pelgrimage, which Tidus lampshades in his narration after the scene]].

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** The scene with Luzzu as the operation is about to commence. [[spoiler:He tells Wakka he was the one to who convinced Chappu to join the Crusaders. Wakka punches him, saying Chappu was thinking of proposing to Lulu. Luzzu then tells them that Chappu said to him that being with your girl is good, but keeping Sin far away from her is even better. Luzzu had already confessed his role in Chappu's untimely death to Lulu before they left Besaid, but given Lulu's reaction, she probably didn't know that was the reason Chappu suddenly joined the Crusaders. It also bears mentioning that, when Luzzu prepares to confess to Wakka, she falls out of her role as TheStoic for the first time.]] Afterwards, Luzzu gets called to his post at the front. Yuna tries to stop him, but Auron tells her to let him pass as he has chosen his path, just as Yuna chose hers when she became a summoner. Luzzu walks of silently--everyone off silently -- everyone present, including himself, knowing full well that he probably won't survive. Which just makes Auron's words to Yuna all the more poignant [[spoiler:when you learn of the true nature of the pelgrimage, pilgrimage, which Tidus lampshades in his narration after the scene]].



* The whole bombshell of a cutscene that is [[spoiler:Yuna's audio-will]]. The way she describes love as both wonderful and painful at the same time - only to quickly get embarrassed and say she'll record over that part later - just tugs at your heartstrings.

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* The whole bombshell of a cutscene that is [[spoiler:Yuna's audio-will]]. The way she describes love as both wonderful and painful at the same time - -- only to quickly get embarrassed and say she'll record over that part later - -- just tugs at your heartstrings.



-->'''Auron:''' Hah! "Legendary guardian"? I was just a boy. A boy about your age too. I wanted to change the world too, but I changed nothing. [[MyGreatestFailure That]] [[ArcWords is]] ''[[ArcWords my]]'' [[ArcWords story.]]

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-->'''Auron:''' Hah! "Legendary guardian"? I was just a boy. A boy about your age age, too. I wanted to change the world too, but I changed nothing. [[MyGreatestFailure That]] [[ArcWords is]] ''[[ArcWords my]]'' [[ArcWords story.]]



* Thanks to the happy, sad, sentimental or otherwise emotional scenes and areas it accompanies, the audio track "Wandering Flame" can pretty much be described as a musical tear jerker from both ends of the spectrum.

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* Thanks to the happy, sad, sentimental sentimental, or otherwise emotional scenes and areas it accompanies, the audio track "Wandering Flame" can pretty much be described as a musical tear jerker from both ends of the spectrum.



* Might be somewhere between this and FridgeHorror, concerning Seymour, of all people. [[spoiler:Yes, he's a total asshole when we meet him, and he tries to kill everyone in Spira. But just take a moment to think about why: Due to being half human, half Guado, he didn't fit in with either. His own father exiled him because the Guado didn't like having a half-human person living with them, and I'd doubt humans were much kinder. Then, when he was a little kid (How old was he? 9, maybe?), his mother took him to Zanarkand. Despite his begging, she decided to die. During that time, she told him he had to use power to make people acknowledge him (as in, she's telling a 9-year-old he'll never be liked if not for power), and not only is she becoming his aeon, she's becoming his '''final''' aeon. She's telling her son to ''die'' for the people who haven't been kind to him even once. Now, he has become a maester of Yevon. Yevon says that death is the end of pain and sorrow. Most people would not want to die because death would also mean the end of joy, but how much of that did Seymour have, anyway? To him, death would most likely be something great. Later on, his sanity becomes even less stable, but I'd say at least until you kill him the second time, he might genuinely be trying to do what he thinks is the best for Spira.]] Not an excuse for most of his behavior, but he still deserves a bit of sympathy. And if that's not enough, [[spoiler: you can use his own mother to defeat him. Not only has she kind of told him "Yeah, kid, please go kill yourself for the people who hate you", now she herself is trying to kill him. The only person whom he thought loved him, decided to kill him. If that guy had any sanity left at this point, I'd bet you it's gone then.]] If you [[spoiler:summon Anima during the final battle with Seymour, his words to her pretty much sum this sentiment up to a T.]]

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* Might be somewhere between this and FridgeHorror, concerning Seymour, of all people. [[spoiler:Yes, he's a total asshole when we meet him, and he tries to kill everyone in Spira. But just take a moment to think about why: Due to being half human, half Guado, half-human, half-Guado, he didn't fit in with either. His own father exiled him because the Guado didn't like having a half-human person living with them, and I'd doubt humans were much kinder. Then, when he was a little kid (How old was he? 9, maybe?), his mother took him to Zanarkand. Despite his begging, she decided to die. During that time, she told him he had to use power to make people acknowledge him (as in, she's telling a 9-year-old he'll never be liked if not for power), and not only is she becoming his aeon, she's becoming his '''final''' aeon. She's telling her son to ''die'' for the people who haven't been kind to him even once. Now, he has become a maester of Yevon. Yevon says that death is the end of pain and sorrow. Most people would not want to die because death would also mean the end of joy, but how much of that did Seymour have, anyway? To him, death would most likely be something great. Later on, his sanity becomes even less stable, but I'd say at least until you kill him the second time, he might genuinely be trying to do what he thinks is the best for Spira.]] Not an excuse for most of his behavior, but he still deserves a bit of sympathy. And if that's not enough, [[spoiler: you can use his own mother to defeat him. Not only has she kind of told him "Yeah, kid, please go kill yourself for the people who hate you", now she herself is trying to kill him. The only person whom he thought loved him, decided to kill him. If that guy had any sanity left at this point, I'd bet you it's gone then.]] If you [[spoiler:summon Anima during the final battle with Seymour, his words to her pretty much sum this sentiment up to a T.]]



* Tidus's mother's death following the disappearance of Jecht, like Yuna, left Tidus an orphan at only seven-years-old. But whereas Braska sacrificed himself content with the knowledge that he [[spoiler: briefly]] made Spira a safer place for his daughter, Tidus's mother had just "give up living." According to Tidus, when Jecht was around, his mother won't even turn his way. And when he seems finally out of Tidus's life, his mother decides life's no longer worth living, even for the son that needed her love. Tidus's resentment of Jecht truly isn't ungrounded.

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* Tidus's mother's death following the disappearance of Jecht, like Yuna, left Tidus an orphan at only seven-years-old. But whereas Braska sacrificed himself content with the knowledge that he [[spoiler: briefly]] made Spira a safer place for his daughter, Tidus's mother had just "give "given up living." According to Tidus, when Jecht was around, his mother won't wouldn't even turn his way. And when he seems finally appears to be out of Tidus's life, his mother decides life's no longer worth living, even for the son that needed her love. Tidus's resentment of Jecht truly isn't ungrounded.

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* [[spoiler:Jecht's]] death scene after the [[spoiler:fight with him]]. Tidus catches him, and he dies in his arms. [[spoiler:Jecht playfully mocks him one last time for crying, and it cuts to an FMV of Tidus weeping buckets while telling him, "[[BlatantLies I hate you, Dad.]]"]] It's the current page image.

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[[caption-width-right:350:"I hate you, Dad."]]


* Tidus's mother's death following the disappearance of Jecht, like Yuna, left Tidus an orphan at only seven-years-old. But whereas Braska sacrificed himself content with the knowledge that he [[spoiler: briefly]] made Spira a safer place for his daughter, Tidus's mother had just "give up living." According to Tidus, when Jecht was around, his mother won't even turn his way. And when he seems finally out of Tidus's life, his mother decides life's no longer worth living, even for the son that needed her love. Tidus's resentment of Jecht truly isn't ungrounded.

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* Tidus's mother's death following the disappearance of Jecht, like Yuna, left Tidus an orphan at only seven-years-old. But whereas Braska sacrificed himself content with the knowledge that he [[spoiler: briefly]] made Spira a safer place for his daughter, Tidus's mother had just "give up living." According to Tidus, when Jecht was around, his mother won't even turn his way. And when he seems finally out of Tidus's life, his mother decides life's no longer worth living, even for the son that needed her love. Tidus's resentment of Jecht truly isn't ungrounded.ungrounded.
* On a second playthrough, the party's [[spoiler:expressions of sadness whenever Tidus says something like "we're coming back here once we beat Sin!"]] suddenly become a lot clearer and sadder.


* The ending, wherein [[spoiler:Auron is sent to the Farplane, and Tidus, because he was created by the dreaming of the Fayth, begins to disappear as they depart Spira]]. Yuna tries to [[spoiler:keep him from leaving, only to fall right through him in a heartbreaking display]]. Before he departs, [[spoiler:Tidus takes Yuna into a ghostly embrace from behind (cue the most bittersweet rendition of "To Zanarkand" in the entire game, it swells to its highest crescendo, and then as Tidus goes through Yuna, a measure of silence...), then dives off the airship, passes Auron and Braska, and reunites with his father, giving him a high five]]. A few days later, Yuna is [[spoiler:standing at the Luca docks whistling]] and it feels absolutely tragic, due to the particular significance that had been attached to the action earlier. A montage of all the best moments in the game as seen through Yuna's memories. Yuna's final line: [[spoiler:"The ones we have lost, and the dreams that have faded... never forget them"]] This DownerEnding is mitigated only if you watch the credits to the very end and see TheStinger (or play the sequel). So elegantly and effectively done, perfectly executed. Damn you, Squaresoft.

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* The ending, wherein [[spoiler:Auron is sent to the Farplane, and Tidus, because he was created by the dreaming of the Fayth, begins to disappear as they depart Spira]]. Yuna tries to [[spoiler:keep him from leaving, only to fall right through him in a heartbreaking display]].moment]]. Before he departs, [[spoiler:Tidus takes Yuna into a ghostly embrace from behind (cue the most bittersweet rendition of "To Zanarkand" in the entire game, it swells to its highest crescendo, and then as Tidus goes through Yuna, a measure of silence...), then dives off the airship, passes Auron and Braska, and reunites with his father, giving him a high five]]. A few days later, Yuna is [[spoiler:standing at the Luca docks whistling]] and it feels absolutely tragic, due to the particular significance that had been attached to the action earlier. A montage of all the best moments in the game as seen through Yuna's memories. Yuna's final line: [[spoiler:"The ones we have lost, and the dreams that have faded... never forget them"]] This DownerEnding is mitigated only if you watch the credits to the very end and see TheStinger (or play the sequel). So elegantly and effectively done, perfectly executed. Damn you, Squaresoft.


** A minor one earlier in the game, when [[spoiler:Tidus barges into the Bevelle Fayth room to see Yuna making a pact with the Fayth]]. Auron gives Tidus a quick refresher on how a summoner gains an aeon. But then afterwards Auron just... storms out the room with a look of utter sadness and disgust on his face.

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** A minor one earlier in the game, when [[spoiler:Tidus barges into the Bevelle Fayth room to see Yuna making a pact with the Fayth]]. Auron gives Tidus a quick refresher on how a summoner gains an aeon. But then afterwards Auron just... storms out the room with a look of utter sadness and disgust on his face. face, because he understands that a fayth is for what it's worth, a unsent that can never move on.
--> '''Auron:''' A fayth. They join with a summoner, and together receive the aeon. They are human souls, imprisoned in stone by ancient Yevon rites. (voice cracks) The dead should be allowed to rest.

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