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* In ''SEED'' Episode 40, during the HeroicSacrifice of [[spoiler: Uzumi Athha, who tells his little girl Cagalli that although she was adopted, he was so glad to have been her father before spiriting her off to freedom]], Fiction Junction's ''Chariot of Dawn'' acting as a heartbreaking funeral march did '''not''' help to stop the tears from pouring down. Damn you [[Creator/YukaNanri Yuuka]] for your beautiful singing voice!!

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[[AC:[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Gundam SEED]]]]
* In ''SEED'' Episode 40, during the HeroicSacrifice of [[spoiler: Uzumi Athha, who tells his little girl Cagalli that although she was adopted, he was so glad to have been her father before spiriting her off to freedom]], Fiction Junction's ''Chariot of Dawn'' acting as a heartbreaking funeral march did '''not''' help to stop the tears from pouring down. Damn you [[Creator/YukaNanri Yuuka]] for your beautiful singing voice!!voice!



** It's [[ViewersAreGeniuses incredibly subtle]], but Fllay's rant when she and Kira break up. She asks how he can feel sorry for her, when he's the one suffering, the one who does everything he can to protect his friends and suffers when he can't. At first glance, it seems like she's mocking him, but then it hits you: Fllay's been manipulating him, and [[BecomingTheMask slowly falling in love with him in the process]]. Thinking Kira pities her [[DontYouDarePityMe throws her own actions into sharp relief]], and the guilt is ''destroying her.'' Knowing this lends a new, heartbreaking quality to her last line "So how...how could [[MessianicArchetype you]] [[SympathyForTheDevil feel sympathy for]] ''[[TheFakeCutie someone like me?]]''"

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** It's [[ViewersAreGeniuses incredibly subtle]], but Fllay's Flay's rant when she and Kira break up. She asks how he can feel sorry for her, when he's the one suffering, the one who does everything he can to protect his friends and suffers when he can't. At first glance, it seems like she's mocking him, but then it hits you: Fllay's Flay's been manipulating him, and [[BecomingTheMask slowly falling in love with him in the process]]. Thinking Kira pities her [[DontYouDarePityMe throws her own actions into sharp relief]], and the guilt is ''destroying her.'' Knowing this lends a new, heartbreaking quality to her last line "So how... how could [[MessianicArchetype you]] [[SympathyForTheDevil feel sympathy for]] ''[[TheFakeCutie someone like me?]]''"


* Kira and Athrun's reunion after the battle of JOSH-A is a textbook example of how much can be said without saying anything: happiness at seeing one's BestFriend, remorse for having hurt him and his friends, silent plea for forgiveness acceptance--it's all there, unspoken. And then Cagalli crashes the moment and cries for all three of them...

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* Kira and Athrun's reunion after the battle of JOSH-A is a textbook example of how much can be said without saying anything: happiness at seeing one's BestFriend, remorse for having hurt him and his friends, silent plea for forgiveness and acceptance--it's all there, unspoken. And then Cagalli crashes the moment and cries for all three of them...


* She may have been [[BaseBreaker the most controversal character on the show]], but [[spoiler: Flay Allster]], especially after [[spoiler: her soul apologizes to Kira and promises to watch over him from them on.]]

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* She may have been [[BaseBreaker the most controversal character on the show]], show, but [[spoiler: Flay Allster]], especially after [[spoiler: her soul apologizes to Kira and promises to watch over him from them on.]]

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* Kira and Athrun's reunion after the battle of JOSH-A is a textbook example of how much can be said without saying anything: happiness at seeing one's BestFriend, remorse for having hurt him and his friends, silent plea for forgiveness acceptance--it's all there, unspoken. And then Cagalli crashes the moment and cries for all three of them...
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** From that same episode, Yzak shooting down a shuttle full of civilians. On that shuttle was a sweet little girl who had made a piece of origami for Kira. Kira's breakdown in the following episode when he sees the origami and remembers what happened was even worse.



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* When Shinn unknowingly killed Captain Todaka, the man who rescued him after his (Shinn) family's tragic death. The fact that they showed how he rescued Shinn in a flashback after his death was just as tear-jerking.
* There's [[spoiler:Stellar's]] death in Gundam SEED Destiny, in the arms of [[spoiler: her beloved Shinn, who had promised to protect her.]]. And we also have her FamousLastWords: [[spoiler: "[[DyingDeclarationOfLove ... Shinn... I love you...]]"]] WAH! ;-;
** [[spoiler:Shinn]] actually ''succeeds'' in DefusingTheTykebomb, and [[spoiler:Stellar]] has a momentary fantasy of being reunited with him, and she looks so ''happy.'' Knowing what's coming makes that moment absolutely ''devastating.''
** The beginning of the following episode is also a real TearJerker, when [[spoiler:Shinn [[PietaPlagiarism carries Stellar's dead body in his arms]] and gently drops her into the depths of the snowy lake while uttering the words "Good night"]].
* Another of the few truly touching moments in ''Destiny'' was [[spoiler: Meer dying after TakingTheBullet meant for her idol, Lacus Clyne, and Lacus crying after she reads Meer's digital diary and learns about her backstory..]] The [[spoiler: FamousLastWords]] spoken there are among the saddest in the whole franchise: [[spoiler: "Lady Lacus... My life, my song... please don't forget them... I'm so sorry!"]]
** And then we have [[spoiler: her funeral, where she's mourned by everyone in Lacus's crew and her body's shot into space in a capsule.]]
-->[[spoiler: Lacus]]: "[[spoiler: Miss Meer]], I will ''never'' forget you"
* It's only a ClipShow, but Episode 29 of ''Seed Destiny'', "Fate". Durandal and Le Creuset's ghost arguing over the human experience while we flashback over every, single one of Seed's most depressing deaths is bad enough, but it's only made worse because [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Le Creuset]] is narrating for most of it, and we're treated to the flashbacks from the end of Durandal and Captain Gladys' relationship. The episode is absolutely emotionally draining to watch, as it shows you just how far gone Le Creuset was, and actually leaves you rooting for the [[WellIntentionedExtremist Chairman]], while giving you a lot of insight into how he got to be that way. The incredibly sad music does ''not'' help, nor does Durandal's obvious depression.
* The final confrontation. [[spoiler: Rey is moved by Kira's ideals that every individual can improve and betrays Durandal who has been following since an early age. Although Durandal is still happy since Thalia is besides him, Rey breaks out crying. As the ship where the three is falls and Thalia hugs Rey who in his last moment calls Thalia "mother."]]
* Shinn went through a sad fate during the final fight against the Archangel but it did not get as bad as Rey's. [[spoiler: After losing his mind fighting Athrun, Shinn is defeated and wakes up besides Lunamaria. The two embrance sad when they see Messiah falling and are rescued by Athrun. It's in the final minutes where we finally see Shinn meeting Kira again and accepting to work together for a better ending that we get a happy ending. ]]


* She may have been [[BaseBreaker the most controversal character on the show]], but this troper still found himself crying for [[spoiler: Flay Allster]], especially after [[spoiler: her soul apologizes to Kira and promises to watch over him from them on.]]

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* She may have been [[BaseBreaker the most controversal character on the show]], but this troper still found himself crying for [[spoiler: Flay Allster]], especially after [[spoiler: her soul apologizes to Kira and promises to watch over him from them on.]]



** It's [[ViewersAreGeniuses incredibly subtle]], but Fllay's rant when she and Kira break up always gets me. She asks how he can feel sorry for her, when he's the one suffering, the one who does everything he can to protect his friends and suffers when he can't. At first glance, it seems like she's mocking him, but then it hits you: Fllay's been manipulating him, and [[BecomingTheMask slowly falling in love with him in the process]]. Thinking Kira pities her [[DontYouDarePityMe throws her own actions into sharp relief]], and the guilt is ''destroying her.'' Knowing this lends a new, heartbreaking quality to her last line "So how...how could [[MessianicArchetype you]] [[SympathyForTheDevil feel sympathy for]] ''[[TheFakeCutie someone like me?]]''"

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** It's [[ViewersAreGeniuses incredibly subtle]], but Fllay's rant when she and Kira break up always gets me.up. She asks how he can feel sorry for her, when he's the one suffering, the one who does everything he can to protect his friends and suffers when he can't. At first glance, it seems like she's mocking him, but then it hits you: Fllay's been manipulating him, and [[BecomingTheMask slowly falling in love with him in the process]]. Thinking Kira pities her [[DontYouDarePityMe throws her own actions into sharp relief]], and the guilt is ''destroying her.'' Knowing this lends a new, heartbreaking quality to her last line "So how...how could [[MessianicArchetype you]] [[SympathyForTheDevil feel sympathy for]] ''[[TheFakeCutie someone like me?]]''"



* When Shinn unknowingly killed Captain Todaka, the man who rescued him after his (Shinn) family's tragic death. The fact that they showed how he rescued Shinn in a flashback after his death really made [[{{Nirao01}} This Troper]] feel depressed... =(

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* When Shinn unknowingly killed Captain Todaka, the man who rescued him after his (Shinn) family's tragic death. The fact that they showed how he rescued Shinn in a flashback after his death really made [[{{Nirao01}} This Troper]] feel depressed... =( was just as tear-jerking.



** This troper finds the moment just beforehand even worse. [[spoiler:Shinn]] actually ''succeeds'' in DefusingTheTykebomb, and [[spoiler:Stellar]] has a momentary fantasy of being reunited with him, and she looks so ''happy.'' Knowing what's coming makes that moment absolutely ''devastating.''

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** This troper finds the moment just beforehand even worse. [[spoiler:Shinn]] actually ''succeeds'' in DefusingTheTykebomb, and [[spoiler:Stellar]] has a momentary fantasy of being reunited with him, and she looks so ''happy.'' Knowing what's coming makes that moment absolutely ''devastating.''



* It's only a ClipShow, but Episode 29 of ''Seed Destiny'', "Fate" always leaves me feeling like I've just been kicked in the gut. Durandal and Le Creuset's ghost arguing over the human experience while we flashback over every, single one of Seed's most depressing deaths is bad enough, but it's only made worse because [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Le Creuset]] is narrating for most of it, and we're treated to the flashbacks from the end of Durandal and Captain Gladys' relationship. The episode is absolutely emotionally draining to watch, as it shows you just how far gone Le Creuset was, and actually leaves you rooting for the [[WellIntentionedExtremist Chairman]], while giving you a lot of insight into how he got to be that way. The incredibly sad music does ''not'' help, nor does Durandal's obvious depression. Probably one of my favourite, if saddest, Gundam episodes, and the one that got me hooked on ''Destiny''.

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* It's only a ClipShow, but Episode 29 of ''Seed Destiny'', "Fate" always leaves me feeling like I've just been kicked in the gut."Fate". Durandal and Le Creuset's ghost arguing over the human experience while we flashback over every, single one of Seed's most depressing deaths is bad enough, but it's only made worse because [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Le Creuset]] is narrating for most of it, and we're treated to the flashbacks from the end of Durandal and Captain Gladys' relationship. The episode is absolutely emotionally draining to watch, as it shows you just how far gone Le Creuset was, and actually leaves you rooting for the [[WellIntentionedExtremist Chairman]], while giving you a lot of insight into how he got to be that way. The incredibly sad music does ''not'' help, nor does Durandal's obvious depression. Probably one of my favourite, if saddest, Gundam episodes, and the one that got me hooked on ''Destiny''.


* In ''SEED'' Episode 40, during the HeroicSacrifice of [[spoiler: Uzumi Athha, who tells his little girl Cagalli that although she was adopted, he was so glad to have been her father before spiriting her off to freedom]], Fiction Junction's ''Chariot of Dawn'' acting as a heartbreaking funeral march did '''not''' help to stop the tears from pouring down. Damn you [[YukaNanri Yuuka]] for your beautiful singing voice!!

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* In ''SEED'' Episode 40, during the HeroicSacrifice of [[spoiler: Uzumi Athha, who tells his little girl Cagalli that although she was adopted, he was so glad to have been her father before spiriting her off to freedom]], Fiction Junction's ''Chariot of Dawn'' acting as a heartbreaking funeral march did '''not''' help to stop the tears from pouring down. Damn you [[YukaNanri [[Creator/YukaNanri Yuuka]] for your beautiful singing voice!!


* There is a short scene in one of the last episodes, showing the insight of a hangar full of damaged Strike Daggers and an Earth Alliance pilot holding another one in his arms, appearing to look for a medic, we then see the face of the carried pilots who has blank eyes, either an indication of being dead or in coma.

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* There is a short scene in one of the last episodes, showing the insight inside of a hangar full of damaged Strike Daggers and an Earth Alliance pilot holding another one in his arms, appearing to look screaming for a medic, we medic. We then see the face of the carried pilots pilot who has blank eyes, either an indication of being dead or in coma.



* Another small moment is the sinking of ''Vesalius'', with Captain Atus saluting Athrun, Dearka, and Yzak as fire engulfs the bridge.

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* Another small moment is the sinking of ''Vesalius'', with Captain Atus Ades saluting Athrun, Dearka, and Yzak as fire engulfs the bridge.


** It's [[ViewersAreGeniuses incredibly subtle]], but Fllay's rant when she and Kira break up always gets me. She asks how he can feel sorry for her, when he's the one suffering, the one who does everything he can to protect his friends and suffers when he can't. At first glance, it seems like she's mocking him, but then it hits you: Fllay's been manipulating him, and [[BecomingTheMask slowly falling in love with him in the process]]. Thinking Kira pities her [[DontYouDarePityMe throws her own actions into sharp relief]], and the guilt is ''destroying her.'' Knowing this lends a new, heartbreaking quality to her last line "So how...how could [[TheMessiah you]] [[SympathyForTheDevil feel sympathy for]] ''[[TheFakeCutie someone like me?]]''"

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** It's [[ViewersAreGeniuses incredibly subtle]], but Fllay's rant when she and Kira break up always gets me. She asks how he can feel sorry for her, when he's the one suffering, the one who does everything he can to protect his friends and suffers when he can't. At first glance, it seems like she's mocking him, but then it hits you: Fllay's been manipulating him, and [[BecomingTheMask slowly falling in love with him in the process]]. Thinking Kira pities her [[DontYouDarePityMe throws her own actions into sharp relief]], and the guilt is ''destroying her.'' Knowing this lends a new, heartbreaking quality to her last line "So how...how could [[TheMessiah [[MessianicArchetype you]] [[SympathyForTheDevil feel sympathy for]] ''[[TheFakeCutie someone like me?]]''"



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* Another small moment is the sinking of ''Vesalius'', with Captain Atus saluting Athrun, Dearka, and Yzak as fire engulfs the bridge.
* Early in the show there is the MutualKill of EA Admiral Lewis Hallberton and ZAFT Captain Zellman, with each man sacrificing himself for the future of his side. Ramius and Nicol's near simultaneous SayMyName moments ("Admiral Hallberton!" "Captain Zellman!") drive it home.


* The final confrontation. Rey is moved by Kira's ideals that every human can improve and betrays Durandal who has been following since an early age. Although Durandal is still happy since Thalia is besides him, Rey breaks out crying. As the ship where the three is falls and Thalia hugs Rey who in his last moment calls Thalia "mother."
* Shinn went through a sad fate during the final fight against the Archangel but it did not get as bad as Rey's. After losing his mind fighting Athrun, Shinn is defeated and wakes up besides Lunamaria. The two embrance sad when they see Messiah falling and are rescued by Athrun. It's in the final minutes where we finally see Shinn meeting Kira again and accepting to work together for a better ending that we get a happy ending.

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* The final confrontation. [[spoiler: Rey is moved by Kira's ideals that every human individual can improve and betrays Durandal who has been following since an early age. Although Durandal is still happy since Thalia is besides him, Rey breaks out crying. As the ship where the three is falls and Thalia hugs Rey who in his last moment calls Thalia "mother."
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* Shinn went through a sad fate during the final fight against the Archangel but it did not get as bad as Rey's. [[spoiler: After losing his mind fighting Athrun, Shinn is defeated and wakes up besides Lunamaria. The two embrance sad when they see Messiah falling and are rescued by Athrun. It's in the final minutes where we finally see Shinn meeting Kira again and accepting to work together for a better ending that we get a happy ending. ]]

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*The final confrontation. Rey is moved by Kira's ideals that every human can improve and betrays Durandal who has been following since an early age. Although Durandal is still happy since Thalia is besides him, Rey breaks out crying. As the ship where the three is falls and Thalia hugs Rey who in his last moment calls Thalia "mother."
*Shinn went through a sad fate during the final fight against the Archangel but it did not get as bad as Rey's. After losing his mind fighting Athrun, Shinn is defeated and wakes up besides Lunamaria. The two embrance sad when they see Messiah falling and are rescued by Athrun. It's in the final minutes where we finally see Shinn meeting Kira again and accepting to work together for a better ending that we get a happy ending.



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* [[http://youtu.be/FUPOUMtpk-M Find the Way]], the final ED for the series, is most certainly Tear Jerking Music. Both the song itself and the imagery of the credits screen really tugs at you.


* There is a short scene in one of the last episodes, showing the insight of a hangar full of damaged Strike Daggers and an Earth Alliance pilot holding another one in his arms, appearing to look for a medic, we then see the face of the carried pilots who has blank eyes, either an indication of being dead or in coma. It's notable that such scenes are completely absent in Destiny, making the EA more faceless.

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* There is a short scene in one of the last episodes, showing the insight of a hangar full of damaged Strike Daggers and an Earth Alliance pilot holding another one in his arms, appearing to look for a medic, we then see the face of the carried pilots who has blank eyes, either an indication of being dead or in coma. It's notable that such scenes are completely absent in Destiny, making the EA more faceless.\n

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