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** The English dub of Kikyo's death is especially powerful, with Richard Ian Cox completely selling Inuyasha's tearful breakdown.


* [[spoiler: "Kagome... the rest is up to you."]]

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* Kirby Morrow, the voice actor of Miroku in the English dub, dying at the age of 47 on November 18th, 2020.

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* [[spoiler: "Kagome... the rest is up to you."]]

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* Kirby Morrow, the voice actor of Miroku in the English dub, dying at the age of 47 on November 18th, 2020.
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* [[spoiler: "Kagome... the rest is up to you."]]

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* [[spoiler: "Kagome... the rest is up to you."]]"]]

!!Meta
* Kirby Morrow, the voice actor of Miroku in the English dub, dying at the age of 47 on November 18th, 2020.


* Sara from the episode "The woman who loved Sesshomaru" is a really tragic case. But she seemed happy before she passed on at the end of the episode, so it might be more like a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.

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* Sara from the episode 134 "The woman who loved Sesshomaru" is a really tragic case. But she seemed happy before she passed on at the end of the episode, so it might be more like a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.


* There was this {{filler}} mini-arc about a male {{youkai}} named Hoshiyomi and [[StarCrossedLovers his dead girlfriend]], the human MagicalGirlWarrior Tsukiyomi [[spoiler: who died many years ago, and whom Hoshiyomi hates because he mistakenly thinks she betrayed him.]] Not only there are parallels to Inuyasha and Kikyou, but it's a tear jerker from the start to the end. '''Especially''' the end, when [[spoiler: Tsukiyomi manages to speak to Hoshiyomi through Kagome's body, but he's still too embittered so Kagome and Inuyasha [[BattleCouple have to finish him together]].]]

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* There was this {{filler}} mini-arc (episodes 137 to 140) about a male {{youkai}} named Hoshiyomi and [[StarCrossedLovers his dead girlfriend]], the human MagicalGirlWarrior Tsukiyomi [[spoiler: who died many years ago, and whom Hoshiyomi hates because he mistakenly thinks she betrayed him.]] Not only there are parallels to Inuyasha and Kikyou, but it's a tear jerker from the start to the end. '''Especially''' the end, when [[spoiler: Tsukiyomi manages to speak to Hoshiyomi through Kagome's body, but he's still too embittered so Kagome and Inuyasha [[BattleCouple have to finish him together]].]]


* After Kohaku [[spoiler: wounds Kagome and takes the shikon jewel fragments from her,]] Sango concludes that her brother is still under Narakuís control. She [[spoiler: crosses the DespairEventHorizon and makes the decision to kill him, then follow him in death by committing suicide.]] In a [[spoiler: CrowningMomentofHeartwarming, Inuyasha stops her just in time and explains that Kohaku could have killed Kagome but didnít]].

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* After Kohaku [[spoiler: wounds Kagome and takes the shikon jewel fragments from her,]] Sango concludes that her brother is still under Narakuís control. She [[spoiler: crosses the DespairEventHorizon and makes the decision to kill him, then follow him in death by committing suicide.]] In a [[spoiler: CrowningMomentofHeartwarming, SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}, Inuyasha stops her just in time and explains that Kohaku could have killed Kagome but didnít]].



* Sara from the episode "The woman who loved Sesshomaru" is a really tragic case. But she seemed happy before she passed on at the end of the episode, so it might be more like a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

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* Sara from the episode "The woman who loved Sesshomaru" is a really tragic case. But she seemed happy before she passed on at the end of the episode, so it might be more like a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.


* The part late in the series when Sango is forced to [[spoiler:dissolve her Hiraikotsu with poison to kill the chapter's villain and save Miroku. Later she's given the chance to restore her weapon by an old master of poisons, who lets her go into a magical jug to "slay the youkai inside". Once she's there's, Sango eventually realizes the youkai she's seeing are the spirits of the youkai that were used to make Hiraikotsu, and they're all mad and hurt, asking her why she betrayed them. Sango has to convince them to become Hiraikotsu again, to which they say they'll do so only if she promises to never betray them again. She can't promise it however as Sango knows if it comes to choosing between destroying Hiraikotsu or saving Miroku again, she will choose Miroku. While this is happening, Miroku is drinking a poison that will free him from pain so he can keep using his Air Rip and protect Sango, even though a wound inside his body is getting closer to killing him everytime he uses it. The youkai with Sango are able to sense this, and when they realize the great love between her and Miroku, they agree to return to being Hiraikotsu and fight by her side once more.]]

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* The part late in the series when Sango is forced to [[spoiler:dissolve [[spoiler: dissolve her Hiraikotsu with poison to kill the chapter's villain and save Miroku. Later she's given the chance to restore her weapon by an old master of poisons, who lets her go into a magical jug to "slay the youkai inside". Once she's there's, there, Sango eventually realizes the youkai she's seeing are the spirits of the youkai that were used to make Hiraikotsu, and they're all mad and hurt, asking her why she betrayed them. Sango has to convince them to become Hiraikotsu again, to which they say they'll do so only if she promises to never betray them again. She can't promise it however as Sango knows if it comes to choosing between destroying Hiraikotsu or saving Miroku again, she will choose Miroku. While this is happening, Miroku is drinking a poison that will free him from pain so he can keep using his Air Rip Wind Tunnel and protect Sango, even though a wound inside his body is getting closer to killing him everytime he uses it. The youkai with Sango are able to sense this, and when they realize the great love between her and Miroku, they agree to return to being Hiraikotsu and fight by her side once more.]]



** The well works(probably as a one way trip) and her mother encourages her to follow her heart, even though she knows they will probably never see each other again.

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** The well works(probably works (probably as a one way trip) and her mother encourages her to follow her heart, even though she knows they will probably never see each other again.


* Add Jakotsu's [[spoiler: last moments, right in between his defeat to Inuyasha and Renkotsu killing him. He resigns himself to die but [[GoOutWithASmile is happy anyway]], because his second life might be over but he lived it at its fullest and had no regrets. ]].

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* Add Jakotsu's [[spoiler: last moments, right in between his defeat to Inuyasha and Renkotsu killing him. He resigns himself to die but [[GoOutWithASmile is happy anyway]], because his second life might be over but he lived it at its fullest and had no regrets. ]].regrets,]]



* [[spoiler: Suikotsu's death]], after being plagued for years with guilt that led him down the path of a murderer, [[spoiler: [[DyingAsYourself he manages to return his original self to beg Kikyo to kill him peacefully]] unfortunately Jakotsu kills him immediately after this]]

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* [[spoiler: Suikotsu's death]], death]] in episode 116 of the anime, after being plagued for years with guilt that led him down the path of a murderer, [[spoiler: [[DyingAsYourself he manages to return his original self to beg Kikyo to kill him peacefully]] unfortunately Jakotsu kills him immediately after this]]this.]]



** [[spoiler: Bankotsu's death, Inuyasha viewed as a WorthyOpponent and is angered when Naraku insults his honor to his comrades]]

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** [[spoiler: Bankotsu's death, Inuyasha viewed as a WorthyOpponent and is angered when Naraku insults his honor to his comrades]]
comrades.]]


* The episode with Mayu the angry ghost girl, [[spoiler:whom Kagome helped to go to Heaven instead of being devoured by the flames of Hell ("Kagome-san... you think my Mama is still angry with me?" "No, she's not... she's still your sweet and gentle Mama, after all!")]].

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* The episode "The Soul Piper and the Mischievous Little Soul", with Mayu the angry ghost girl, [[spoiler:whom Kagome helped to go to Heaven instead of being devoured by the flames of Hell ("Kagome-san... you think my Mama is still angry with me?" "No, she's not... she's still your sweet and gentle Mama, after all!")]].









* Oddly, Manten's death, at least in the animé. Yes, he and his brother, Hiten, were a couple of jerks who did a lot of terrible things, including killing Shippo's dad and trying to kill the heroes, but it's really depressing to watch when Manten, after spending his entire life trying to get a head full of hair and failing, is wishing to be reincarnated as a bald guy again just so long as he's reincarnated as Hiten's brother.

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* Oddly, Manten's death, at least in the animé.animé episode "Phantom Showdown: The Thunder Brothers vs. Tetsusaiga". Yes, he and his brother, Hiten, were a couple of jerks who did a lot of terrible things, including killing Shippo's dad and trying to kill the heroes, but it's really depressing to watch when Manten, after spending his entire life trying to get a head full of hair and failing, is wishing to be reincarnated as a bald guy again just so long as he's reincarnated as Hiten's brother.



-->Koga: "I have no intention of losing to Naraku. Once I get my revenge, there's no assurance I'll be alive. Forget about the moon and the rainbow, Ayame."

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-->Koga: "I --> '''Koga''': I have no intention of losing to Naraku. Once I get my revenge, there's no assurance I'll be alive. Forget about the moon and the rainbow, Ayame."



-->Kikyo: "I must show my weaknesses to no one. I must never have doubts or demons would overtake me. I am human yet I cannot be human. We are quite alike you and I. You half-demon...That is why I could not kill you."

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-->Kikyo: "I --> '''Kikyo''': I must show my weaknesses to no one. I must never have doubts or demons would overtake me. I am human yet I cannot be human. We are quite alike you and I. You half-demon...That is why I could not kill you."



-->Kikyo: "To live is to die. To die is to live. My name is Kikyo. I am a priestess who is unable to leave this world and reach the sacred place. No, that is not entirely the truth. Once I was a priestess. Now I am but a corpse with a cursed, false existence. No matter how much I desire to do good and help others, the truth is I live off the souls of the dead."

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-->Kikyo: "To --> '''Kikyo''': To live is to die. To die is to live. My name is Kikyo. I am a priestess who is unable to leave this world and reach the sacred place. No, that is not entirely the truth. Once I was a priestess. Now I am but a corpse with a cursed, false existence. No matter how much I desire to do good and help others, the truth is I live off the souls of the dead."



-->Kikyo: "I wanted to live as a normal woman with you, Inuyasha... and now I die a normal woman, without the Shikon, in your arms."

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-->Kikyo: "I --> '''Kikyo''': I wanted to live as a normal woman with you, Inuyasha... and now I die a normal woman, without the Shikon, in your arms."



-->'''Inuyasha''': "But that's what it means to be different. No one trusts you. You're always the first to be blamed. And it is always, ALWAYS, your fault!"

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-->'''Inuyasha''': --> '''Inuyasha''': "But that's what it means to be different. No one trusts you. You're always the first to be blamed. And it is always, ALWAYS, your fault!"


* When Sesshomaru attacks Inyuasha once he'd learned the location of the Tessaiga, [[spoiler:Sesshomaru killed the demon who had impersonated Inuyasha's mother upon his orders but had a HeelFaceTurn due to her [[{{BecomingTheMask}} coming to think of Inuyasha as her child]] per her motherly instincts]]. No wonder Kagome was ''pissed'' at that.

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* When In episode 6 "Tetsusaiga: the Phantom Sword", when Sesshomaru attacks Inyuasha once he'd learned the location of the Tessaiga, [[spoiler:Sesshomaru killed the demon who had impersonated Inuyasha's mother upon his orders but had a HeelFaceTurn due to her [[{{BecomingTheMask}} coming to think of Inuyasha as her child]] per her motherly instincts]]. No wonder Kagome was ''pissed'' at that.


* The part late in the series when Sango is forced to [[spoiler:dissolve her Hiraikotsu with poison to kill the chapter's villain and save Miroku. Later she's given the chance to restore her weapon by an old master of poisons, who lets her go into a magical jug to "slay the youkai inside". Once she's there's, Sango eventually realizes the youkai she's seeing are the spirits of the youkai that were used to make Hiraikotsu, and they're all mad and hurt, asking her why she betrayed them. Sango has to convince them to become Hiraikotsu again, to which they say they'll do so only if she promises to never betray them again. She can't promise it however as Sango knows if it comes to choosing between destroying Hiraikotsu or saving Miroku again, she will choose Miroku. While this is happening, Miroku is drinking a poison that will free him from pain so he can keep using his Air Rip and protect Sango, even though a wound inside his body is getting closer to killing him everytime he uses it. The youkai with Sango are able to sense this, and when they realize the great love between her and Miroku, they agree to return to being Hiraikotu and fight by her side once more.]]

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* The part late in the series when Sango is forced to [[spoiler:dissolve her Hiraikotsu with poison to kill the chapter's villain and save Miroku. Later she's given the chance to restore her weapon by an old master of poisons, who lets her go into a magical jug to "slay the youkai inside". Once she's there's, Sango eventually realizes the youkai she's seeing are the spirits of the youkai that were used to make Hiraikotsu, and they're all mad and hurt, asking her why she betrayed them. Sango has to convince them to become Hiraikotsu again, to which they say they'll do so only if she promises to never betray them again. She can't promise it however as Sango knows if it comes to choosing between destroying Hiraikotsu or saving Miroku again, she will choose Miroku. While this is happening, Miroku is drinking a poison that will free him from pain so he can keep using his Air Rip and protect Sango, even though a wound inside his body is getting closer to killing him everytime he uses it. The youkai with Sango are able to sense this, and when they realize the great love between her and Miroku, they agree to return to being Hiraikotu Hiraikotsu and fight by her side once more.]]


-->Kikyo: "To live is to die. To die is to live. My name is Kikyo. I am a priestess who is unable to leave this world and reach the sacred place. No, that is not entirely the truth. Once I was a priestess. Now I am but a corpse with a cursed, false existence. No matter how much I desire to do good and help others, the truth is I live off the souls of the dead."ally dies, her lines to Inuyasha are... so melancholic yet bittersweet."
** Her death...

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-->Kikyo: "To live is to die. To die is to live. My name is Kikyo. I am a priestess who is unable to leave this world and reach the sacred place. No, that is not entirely the truth. Once I was a priestess. Now I am but a corpse with a cursed, false existence. No matter how much I desire to do good and help others, the truth is I live off the souls of the dead."ally "
** When she finally
dies, her lines to Inuyasha are... so melancholic yet bittersweet."
** Her death...
(the orchestral version of Dearest only makes this even more heart wrenching)



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* After Naraku is defeated, Kagome returns to her time period and the well ceases to work. Even three years later, she thought about Inuyasha every day.
** The well works(probably as a one way trip) and her mother encourages her to follow her heart, even though she knows they will probably never see each other again.



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* The part late in the series when Sango is forced to [[spoiler:dissolve her Hiraikotsu with poison to kill the chapter's villain and save Miroku. Later she's given the chance to restore her weapon by an old master of poisons, who lets her go into a magical jug to "slay the youkai inside". Once she's there's, Sango eventually realizes the youkai she's seeing are the spirits of the youkai that were used to make Hiraikotsu, and they're all mad and hurt, asking her why she betrayed them. Sango has to convince them to become Hiraikotsu again, to which they say they'll do so only if she promises to never betray them again. She can't promise it however as Sango knows if it comes to choosing between destroying Hiraikotsu or saving Miroku again, she will choose Miroku. While this is happening, Miroku is drinking a poison that will free him from pain so he can keep using his Air Rip and protect Sango, even though a wound inside his body is getting closer to killing him everytime he uses it. The youkai with Sango are able to sense this, and when they realize the great love between her and Miroku, they agree to return to being Hiraikotu and fight by her side once more.]]


* There's the scene where Kagome [[spoiler:had yet another arguement with Inuyasha and then watched a rather intimate scene with him and Kikyo that made her come back home for several days. Eventually she falls to her knees in front of the tree in the Higurashi shrine, cries and realizes that she loves Inuyasha. In the anime, there's even a scene added of Kagome's mother telling a story, where she tells how she and Kagome's father declared their mutual love in front of the same tree, which also happens to be ''the tree Inuyasha was pinned to with Kikyo's arrow'', which definitely ''does not help''.]]

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* There's the scene where Kagome [[spoiler:had yet another arguement argument with Inuyasha and then watched a rather intimate scene with him and Kikyo that made her come back home for several days. Eventually she falls to her knees in front of the tree in the Higurashi shrine, cries and realizes that she loves Inuyasha. In the anime, there's even a scene added of Kagome's mother telling a story, where she tells how she and Kagome's father declared their mutual love in front of the same tree, which also happens to be ''the tree Inuyasha was pinned to with Kikyo's arrow'', which definitely ''does not help''.]]

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