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* The sad silence that falls following [[spoiler:Yang getting news of Jessica Eduards death.]]

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* The sad silence that falls following [[spoiler:Yang getting news of Jessica Eduards Edwards' death.]]




* With Creator/KeiTomiyama's untimely passing in 1995, Yang Wen-li would turn out to be his final acting role.

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\n* With Creator/KeiTomiyama's untimely passing in 1995, Yang Wen-li would turn out to be his final acting role.role.
* All of the opening and ending themes are quite tear-jerking, but special mention should go to the third one, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH8G-lBTUDY ''Sea of the Stars'']].


** [[spoiler:Poplin, who is pretty much always upbeat is so distraught that he looks himself into his room and starts drinking his pain away.]]

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** [[spoiler:Poplin, who is pretty much always upbeat is so distraught that he looks locks himself into his room and starts drinking his pain away.]]


** Also, Frederica's comment on how she thought that instead of dying in such a horrible way, he deserves to pass away in peace after living a full life.

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** Also, [[spoiler:Also, Frederica's comment on how she thought that instead of dying in such a horrible way, he deserves to pass away in peace after living a full life. life.]]
** [[spoiler:Poplin, who is pretty much always upbeat is so distraught that he looks himself into his room and starts drinking his pain away.]]
** [[spoiler: Schonkopf salutes Yang, but is shaking while doing so, signaling that he is on the verge of tears.]]
** [[spoiler: Cazelnes with his NervesOfSteel, breaks down crying, realizing that he has to bury the person who was like his younger brother.]]
** [[spoiler: Merkatz' scene is beautiful, but also sad. He talks about how he used to fear failure and how the meaning of life has changed for him since Yang gave him a chance to join the fleet. He talks about being grateful for that and that he must repay his fallen superior by doing well by him.]]



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* Episode 108 [[spoiler:has the deaths of Merkatz and Schonkopf. They both went out the way they wanted to, with smiles on their faces, but it's still very sad to watch.]]

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** Adding to this, [[spoiler:Mittermeier's reaction on learning of his friend's death -- he [[ManlyTears breaks down into tears]], without making any attempt to hide them from his own men despite the fact that Reuenthal is effectively now regarded as a traitor by the Empire.]]


!! Series



* Step One: Watch episodes 82 ([[spoiler:In which Yang dies]]), and 83 ([[spoiler:Which show how every Alliance character is emotionally broken from the lost of their beloved leader, but especially Frederica, who lost her husband after getting married for only a single year]]). Step Two: Re-watch episodes 51 ([[spoiler:When Yang proposed marriage to Frederica]]), 55 ([[spoiler:Yang's wedding]]), and 59 ([[spoiler:Yang and Frederica simply enjoying their peaceful life as a happily married couple together]]). Step Three: Try not to cry. Step Four: Cry a lot.

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* Step One: Watch episodes 82 ([[spoiler:In which Yang dies]]), and 83 ([[spoiler:Which show how every Alliance character is emotionally broken from the lost of their beloved leader, but especially Frederica, who lost her husband after getting married for only a single year]]). Step Two: Re-watch episodes 51 ([[spoiler:When Yang proposed marriage to Frederica]]), 55 ([[spoiler:Yang's wedding]]), and 59 ([[spoiler:Yang and Frederica simply enjoying their peaceful life as a happily married couple together]]). Step Three: Try not to cry. Step Four: Cry a lot.lot.

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* With Creator/KeiTomiyama's untimely passing in 1995, Yang Wen-li would turn out to be his final acting role.


* [[spoiler:The death of Kircheis.]] Even ''[[TheStoic Oberstein]]'' failed to keep his cool when it happened (in part maybe because it was indirectly his fault).

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* [[spoiler:The death of Siegfried Kircheis.]] Even ''[[TheStoic Oberstein]]'' failed to keep his cool when it happened (in part maybe because it was indirectly his fault).


* Step One: Watch episodes 82 ([[spoiler:In which Yang dies]]), and 83 ([[spoiler:Which show how every Alliance character is emotionally broken from the lost of their beloved leader, but especially Frederica, who lost her husband after getting married for only a single year]]). Step Two: Re-watch episodes 51 ([[spoiler:When Yang proposed marriage to Frederica]]), 55 ([[spoiler:Yang's wedding]]), and 59 ([[spoiler:Yang and Frederica simply enjoying their peaceful life as a happily married couple together]]). Step Three: Try not to cry.

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* Step One: Watch episodes 82 ([[spoiler:In which Yang dies]]), and 83 ([[spoiler:Which show how every Alliance character is emotionally broken from the lost of their beloved leader, but especially Frederica, who lost her husband after getting married for only a single year]]). Step Two: Re-watch episodes 51 ([[spoiler:When Yang proposed marriage to Frederica]]), 55 ([[spoiler:Yang's wedding]]), and 59 ([[spoiler:Yang and Frederica simply enjoying their peaceful life as a happily married couple together]]). Step Three: Try not to cry. Step Four: Cry a lot.


** The reaction that everyone had at the news of [[spoiler:Yang's]] death was heart breaking. Frederica's reaction was surprisingly calm at first, until she finally had an emotional breakdown, screaming that she doesn't care is democracy dies or even if the entire galaxy get destroyed. She just wanted to live a peaceful life together with [[spoiler:Yang]], and now that one single thing is taken away from her forever.
-->'''Frederica''' (to Julian after he unintentionally triggered her by telling her that she is admirable for agreeing to step up and become the political leader for the Iserlohn Republic): Admirable? Im not at all admirable! To tell the truth, I dont mind if democracy ceases to exist! I dont care even if the entire universe were to return to atoms! If he isas long as he is reading books, half-asleep, alongside me

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** The reaction that everyone had at the news of [[spoiler:Yang's]] death was heart breaking. Frederica's reaction was surprisingly calm at first, until she finally had an emotional breakdown, screaming that she doesn't care is democracy dies or even if the entire galaxy get destroyed. She just wanted to live a peaceful life together with [[spoiler:Yang]], and now that one single thing is taken away from her forever.
-->'''Frederica''' (to Julian after he unintentionally triggered her by telling her that she is admirable for agreeing to step up and become the political leader for the Iserlohn Republic): Admirable? Im not at all admirable! To tell the truth, I dont mind if democracy ceases to exist! I dont care even if the entire universe were to return to atoms! If he isas long as he is reading books, half-asleep, alongside me
breakdown.



-->'''Frederica''' He wasnt the kind of person who shouldve died that way. After hed get old, and fewer and fewer people would remember his past accomplishments, hed quietly read books every day, being rocked in a rocking chair under the sun. One day, in such an ordinary life, when his grandchild would come calling for him, thered be no answer. Under the sun, quietly as if he were asleep, while no one noticed. Id thought all along that that kind of death would be appropriate for him.



* Bergengrün used to be a jaded, disillusioned drunk before he was transferred under Kircheis' command. [[spoiler:He develops immense respect for Kircheis, and pulls himself together in order to be able to serve him best. After Kircheis' death he ends up working under Reuenthal and serves him with deep respect and loyalty. When ''Reuenthal'' dies Bergengrün is so distraught over having lost not one but ''two'' brilliant and respectable commanding officers that he commits suicide, cursing the system and calling it rotten.]]

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* Bergengrün used to be a jaded, disillusioned drunk before he was transferred under Kircheis' command. [[spoiler:He develops immense respect for Kircheis, and pulls himself together in order to be able to serve him best. After Kircheis' death he ends up working under Reuenthal and serves him with deep respect and loyalty. When ''Reuenthal'' dies Bergengrün is so distraught over having lost not one but ''two'' brilliant and respectable commanding officers to political intrigue that he commits suicide, cursing the system and calling it rotten.]]

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* The scene between Mittermeier and Reinhard after [[spoiler:Reuenthal's death, as Reinhard comes to the realization that from the people who faithfully supported him from the very beginning only Mittermeier is still alive.]]


* [[spoiler:So does Reuenthal, out of his own free will. Before that, he lays out a pair of drinks for himself and his old buddy, "Gale Wolf" Mittermeyer. The reaction of the latter (known for his fleet's incredible speed in combat) when he discovers he's too late to share a last drink with his friend is ''heartbreaking''.]]

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* [[spoiler:So does Reuenthal, out of his own free will. Before that, When he feels that the end is near he lays out a pair of drinks and waits for himself and his old buddy, "Gale Wolf" Mittermeyer. The reaction of the latter (known Mittermeier to arrive so they can share one last drink. Ironically Mittermeier, known for his fleet's incredible speed in combat) when he discovers he's combat, arrives too late to share a last drink with his friend late. His reaction is ''heartbreaking''.]]
** In a powerful moment [[spoiler:Reuenthal, calm and composed even as he's dying, finds himself moved to tears as he unexpectedly finds true happiness during his last hours of life.]]
* Bergengrün used to be a jaded, disillusioned drunk before he was transferred under Kircheis' command. [[spoiler:He develops immense respect for Kircheis, and pulls himself together in order to be able to serve him best. After Kircheis' death he ends up working under Reuenthal and serves him with deep respect and loyalty. When ''Reuenthal'' dies Bergengrün is so distraught over having lost not one but ''two'' brilliant and respectable commanding officers that he commits suicide, cursing the system and calling it rotten.
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* [[BridgeBunny Frederica Greenhill's]] reaction at discovering that [[spoiler:her father was the leader of the military coup d'état on Heinessen]] was nothing less then [[HeroicBSOD complete disbelieve and shock]]. Until the final resolution of the [[spoiler:military coup]], every time that she appears on screen afterwards has her staring blankly at the floor instead of being her usual self. Then, upon being told that [[spoiler:her father committed suicide]], she immediately stated visibly trembling and had to excuse herself from the bridge and suffered an emotional breakdown in her own private quarters, crying as she have flashback of happier times that she enjoyed together with [[spoiler:her father]].

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* [[BridgeBunny Frederica Greenhill's]] reaction at discovering that [[spoiler:her father was the leader of the military coup d'état on Heinessen]] was nothing less then [[HeroicBSOD complete disbelieve disbelief and shock]]. Until the final resolution of the [[spoiler:military coup]], every time that she appears on screen afterwards has her staring blankly at the floor instead of being her usual self. Then, upon being told that [[spoiler:her father committed suicide]], she immediately stated visibly trembling and had to excuse herself from the bridge and suffered an emotional breakdown in her own private quarters, crying as she have flashback of happier times that she enjoyed together with [[spoiler:her father]].


* [[spoiler:So does Reuenthal, out of his own free will.]]
* [[spoiler:Mecklinger delivering the sad news of Kempf's demise to his family.]]

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* [[spoiler:So does Reuenthal, out of his own free will. Before that, he lays out a pair of drinks for himself and his old buddy, "Gale Wolf" Mittermeyer. The reaction of the latter (known for his fleet's incredible speed in combat) when he discovers he's too late to share a last drink with his friend is ''heartbreaking''.]]
* [[spoiler:Mecklinger delivering the sad news of Kempf's demise to his family. Especially so since we see the scene of Kempf bidding them goodbye as he heads to command Geiersburg.]]


* [[spoiler:'''Admiral Bucock''': "A toast to democracy."]]

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* [[spoiler:'''Admiral Bucock''': "A "[[IDieFree A toast to democracy.democracy]]."]]


* [[BridgeBunny Frederica Greenhill's]] reaction at discovering that [[spoiler:her father was the leader of the military coup d'état on Heinessen]] was nothing less then [[HeroicBSOD complete disbelieve and shock]]. Until the final resolution of the [[spoiler:military coup]], every time that she appears on screen afterwards has her staring blankly at the floor instead of being her usual self. Then, upon being told that [[spoiler:her father committed suicide]], she immediately stated visibly trembling and had to excuse herself from the bridge and suffered an emotional breakdown in her own private quarters, crying as she have flashback of happier times that she enjoyed together with [[spoiler:her father]].

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* [[BridgeBunny Frederica Greenhill's]] reaction at discovering that [[spoiler:her father was the leader of the military coup d'état on Heinessen]] was nothing less then [[HeroicBSOD complete disbelieve and shock]]. Until the final resolution of the [[spoiler:military coup]], every time that she appears on screen afterwards has her staring blankly at the floor instead of being her usual self. Then, upon being told that [[spoiler:her father committed suicide]], she immediately stated visibly trembling and had to excuse herself from the bridge and suffered an emotional breakdown in her own private quarters, crying as she have flashback of happier times that she enjoyed together with [[spoiler:her father]].father]].
* Step One: Watch episodes 82 ([[spoiler:In which Yang dies]]), and 83 ([[spoiler:Which show how every Alliance character is emotionally broken from the lost of their beloved leader, but especially Frederica, who lost her husband after getting married for only a single year]]). Step Two: Re-watch episodes 51 ([[spoiler:When Yang proposed marriage to Frederica]]), 55 ([[spoiler:Yang's wedding]]), and 59 ([[spoiler:Yang and Frederica simply enjoying their peaceful life as a happily married couple together]]). Step Three: Try not to cry.

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