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* Ruby breaking down in front of Weiss after being a StepfordSmiler since Penny died and Beacon fell.

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* Ruby breaking down in front of Weiss Weiss, after being having been a StepfordSmiler since Penny died and Beacon fell.


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* The backstory chapter for Roman and Neo is tragic. Roman was an optimistic teen similar to Ruby, but he was beaten and kicked out of Beacon after he received a FalseRapeAccusation from a Faunus woman he [[AttemptedRape saved]]; she was too scared to tell who the real attempted rapist was. Roman fell into a life of crime but reunited with a teammate and married her. They had Neo together, but their relationship was argumentative and Eon had a mixed relationship with her daughter. Eon was killed on a mission when Neo was young. Neo herself was bullied for being a Faunus and when she was older [[spoiler:a peer raped her]]. Roman and Neo eventually got revenge, but they had to go into hiding. They reluctantly joined Cinder when Cinder threatened to harm Neo.
* [[spoiler:Penny's]] death and especially [[spoiler:her girlfriend Ruby's]] reaction to it. [[spoiler:Ruby]] cradles her dismembered head right before leaving.
* [[spoiler:Coco]] and [[spoiler:Fox's]] deaths. [[spoiler:Coco's girlfriend Velvet]] keeps her hat as a TragicKeepsake afterwards and begins taking on a few characteristics of [[spoiler:Coco's]].
* [[spoiler:Jaune's]] death. It's especially sad because it's unexpected and [[NotHisSled so different from in canon]]. [[spoiler:Pyrrha]] takes it especially hard and [[ThatManIsDead hardens over the death]].
* After Weiss is [[spoiler:sent back home]] she breaks down. She barely eats, relapses her SelfHarm, and barely interacts with others. It gets to the point where she's [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]. Only her her mother [[spoiler:appearing at [[InterruptedSuicide the right time]] saves her]].
* Penny sends Ruby an early birthday video but tells her not to watch it until after her birthday. Penny is then [[spoiler:killed before then]]. Later on, Ruby uses the video as inspiration to go on. Pyrrha catches her listening to it and starts tearing up as she's momentarily broken out of her stoicism. It's sad both because [[spoiler:Penny's dead]] and because [[spoiler:Pyrrha is reminded of her AccidentalMurder]].
* The STRQ backstory chapter has some sad twists, such as [[spoiler:the relevation that Raven never loved Taiyang back and that Yang was a drunken OneNightStandPregnancy]]. It's also revealed that [[spoiler:Qrow is Ruby's biological father and he did a FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo with Taiyang]]. This makes [[spoiler:Qrow killing Summer]] [[KillTheOnesYouLove all the more tragic]].
* Willow is stuck in a loveless marriage with an abuser. She has been [[TheAlcoholic an alcoholic]] for over 30 years to help deal with it and [[spoiler:her undiagnosed schizophrenia]]. Willow loves her kids, but she's neglected them most of their lives. They resent her for not being there for them. Winter especially so dislikes her mother because Willow tried to [[spoiler:strangle her as a child]], but Willow doesn't remember the incident because [[spoiler:it was a schizophrenic hallucination to her]].

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* The backstory chapter for Roman and Neo is tragic. Roman was an optimistic teen similar to Ruby, but he was beaten and kicked out of Beacon after he received a FalseRapeAccusation from a Faunus woman he [[AttemptedRape saved]]; she was too scared to tell who the real attempted rapist was. Roman fell into a life of crime but reunited with a teammate and married her. They had Neo together, but their relationship was argumentative and Eon had a mixed relationship with her daughter. Eon was killed on a mission when Neo was young. Neo herself was bullied for being a Faunus and when she was older [[spoiler:a a peer raped her]].her. Roman and Neo eventually got revenge, but they had to go into hiding. They reluctantly joined Cinder when Cinder threatened to harm Neo.
* [[spoiler:Penny's]] Penny's death and especially [[spoiler:her her girlfriend Ruby's]] Ruby's reaction to it. [[spoiler:Ruby]] Ruby cradles her dismembered head right before leaving.
* [[spoiler:Coco]] Coco and [[spoiler:Fox's]] Fox's deaths. [[spoiler:Coco's Coco's girlfriend Velvet]] Velvet keeps her hat as a TragicKeepsake afterwards and begins taking on a few characteristics of [[spoiler:Coco's]].
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* [[spoiler:Jaune's]] Jaune's death. It's especially sad because it's unexpected and [[NotHisSled so different from in canon]]. [[spoiler:Pyrrha]] Pyrrha takes it especially hard and [[ThatManIsDead hardens over the death]].
* After Weiss is [[spoiler:sent sent back home]] home she breaks down. She barely eats, relapses her SelfHarm, and barely interacts with others. It gets to the point where she's [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]. DrivenToSuicide. Only her her mother [[spoiler:appearing appearing at [[InterruptedSuicide the right time]] saves her]].
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* Penny sends Ruby an early birthday video but tells her not to watch it until after her birthday. Penny is then [[spoiler:killed killed before then]].then. Later on, Ruby uses the video as inspiration to go on. Pyrrha catches her listening to it and starts tearing up as she's momentarily broken out of her stoicism. It's sad both because [[spoiler:Penny's dead]] Penny's dead and because [[spoiler:Pyrrha Pyrrha is reminded of her AccidentalMurder]].
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* The STRQ backstory chapter has some sad twists, such as [[spoiler:the relevation the revelation that Raven never loved Taiyang back and that Yang was a drunken OneNightStandPregnancy]]. OneNightStandPregnancy. It's also revealed that [[spoiler:Qrow Qrow is Ruby's biological father and he did a FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo with Taiyang]]. Taiyang. This makes [[spoiler:Qrow Qrow killing Summer]] Summer [[KillTheOnesYouLove all the more tragic]].
* Willow is stuck in a loveless marriage with an abuser. She has been [[TheAlcoholic an alcoholic]] for over 30 years to help deal with it and [[spoiler:her her undiagnosed schizophrenia]].schizophrenia. Willow loves her kids, but she's neglected them most of their lives. They resent her for not being there for them. Winter especially so dislikes her mother because Willow tried to [[spoiler:strangle strangle her as a child]], child, but Willow doesn't remember the incident because [[spoiler:it it was a schizophrenic hallucination to her]].her.



* Ruby breaking down in front of Weiss after being a StepfordSmiler since [[spoiler:Penny died and Beacon fell]].

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* Ruby breaking down in front of Weiss after being a StepfordSmiler since [[spoiler:Penny Penny died and Beacon fell]].fell.


* The STRQ backstory chapter has some sad twists, such as [[spoiler:the relevation that Raven never loved Taiyang back and that Yang was a drunken OneNightStandPregnacy]]. It's also revealed that [[spoiler:Qrow is Ruby's biological father and he did a FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo with Taiyang]]. This makes [[spoiler:Qrow killing Summer]] [[KillTheOnesYouLove all the more tragic]].

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* The STRQ backstory chapter has some sad twists, such as [[spoiler:the relevation that Raven never loved Taiyang back and that Yang was a drunken OneNightStandPregnacy]].OneNightStandPregnancy]]. It's also revealed that [[spoiler:Qrow is Ruby's biological father and he did a FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo with Taiyang]]. This makes [[spoiler:Qrow killing Summer]] [[KillTheOnesYouLove all the more tragic]].


* The backstory episode for Roman and Neo is tragic. Roman was an optimistic teen similar to Ruby, but he was beaten and kicked out of Beacon after he received a FalseRapeAccusation from a Faunus woman he [[AttemptedRape saved]]; she was too scared to tell who the real attempted rapist was. Roman fell into a life of crime but reunited with a teammate and married her. They had Neo together, but their relationship was argumentative and Eon had a mixed relationship with her daughter. Eon was killed on a mission when Neo was young. Neo herself was bullied for being a Faunus and when she was older [[spoiler:a peer raped her]]. Roman and Neo eventually got revenge, but they had to go into hiding. They reluctantly joined Cinder when Cinder threatened to harm Neo.

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* The backstory episode chapter for Roman and Neo is tragic. Roman was an optimistic teen similar to Ruby, but he was beaten and kicked out of Beacon after he received a FalseRapeAccusation from a Faunus woman he [[AttemptedRape saved]]; she was too scared to tell who the real attempted rapist was. Roman fell into a life of crime but reunited with a teammate and married her. They had Neo together, but their relationship was argumentative and Eon had a mixed relationship with her daughter. Eon was killed on a mission when Neo was young. Neo herself was bullied for being a Faunus and when she was older [[spoiler:a peer raped her]]. Roman and Neo eventually got revenge, but they had to go into hiding. They reluctantly joined Cinder when Cinder threatened to harm Neo.


* The Belladonna's reaction to Sienna Khan's death. Kali and Sienna are sisters, so it's personal to Kali.

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* The Belladonna's reaction to Sienna Khan's death. Kali and Sienna are sisters, so it's personal to Kali.Kali.
* Ruby breaking down in front of Weiss after being a StepfordSmiler since [[spoiler:Penny died and Beacon fell]].


* Weiss' backstory. She was physically and emotionally abused by her father and neglected by both of them. This led to her mental illness, poor self-esteem, and hard time interacting with others.

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* Weiss' backstory. She was physically and emotionally abused by her father and neglected by both of them.her parents. This led to her mental illness, poor self-esteem, and hard time interacting with others.

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* Both Ruby and her sister Yang have a lot of emotional baggage. It gets clearer as time goes on and their StepfordSmiler characteristics start to crack.
* Weiss' backstory. She was physically and emotionally abused by her father and neglected by both of them. This led to her mental illness, poor self-esteem, and hard time interacting with others.
* After Summer died, Yang had to take over as Ruby's primary caretaker despite being a young child herself. She ended up FightClubbing to make money.
* The backstory episode for Roman and Neo is tragic. Roman was an optimistic teen similar to Ruby, but he was beaten and kicked out of Beacon after he received a FalseRapeAccusation from a Faunus woman he [[AttemptedRape saved]]; she was too scared to tell who the real attempted rapist was. Roman fell into a life of crime but reunited with a teammate and married her. They had Neo together, but their relationship was argumentative and Eon had a mixed relationship with her daughter. Eon was killed on a mission when Neo was young. Neo herself was bullied for being a Faunus and when she was older [[spoiler:a peer raped her]]. Roman and Neo eventually got revenge, but they had to go into hiding. They reluctantly joined Cinder when Cinder threatened to harm Neo.
* [[spoiler:Penny's]] death and especially [[spoiler:her girlfriend Ruby's]] reaction to it. [[spoiler:Ruby]] cradles her dismembered head right before leaving.
* [[spoiler:Coco]] and [[spoiler:Fox's]] deaths. [[spoiler:Coco's girlfriend Velvet]] keeps her hat as a TragicKeepsake afterwards and begins taking on a few characteristics of [[spoiler:Coco's]].
* [[spoiler:Jaune's]] death. It's especially sad because it's unexpected and [[NotHisSled so different from in canon]]. [[spoiler:Pyrrha]] takes it especially hard and [[ThatManIsDead hardens over the death]].
* After Weiss is [[spoiler:sent back home]] she breaks down. She barely eats, relapses her SelfHarm, and barely interacts with others. It gets to the point where she's [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]. Only her her mother [[spoiler:appearing at [[InterruptedSuicide the right time]] saves her]].
* Penny sends Ruby an early birthday video but tells her not to watch it until after her birthday. Penny is then [[spoiler:killed before then]]. Later on, Ruby uses the video as inspiration to go on. Pyrrha catches her listening to it and starts tearing up as she's momentarily broken out of her stoicism. It's sad both because [[spoiler:Penny's dead]] and because [[spoiler:Pyrrha is reminded of her AccidentalMurder]].
* The STRQ backstory chapter has some sad twists, such as [[spoiler:the relevation that Raven never loved Taiyang back and that Yang was a drunken OneNightStandPregnacy]]. It's also revealed that [[spoiler:Qrow is Ruby's biological father and he did a FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo with Taiyang]]. This makes [[spoiler:Qrow killing Summer]] [[KillTheOnesYouLove all the more tragic]].
* Willow is stuck in a loveless marriage with an abuser. She has been [[TheAlcoholic an alcoholic]] for over 30 years to help deal with it and [[spoiler:her undiagnosed schizophrenia]]. Willow loves her kids, but she's neglected them most of their lives. They resent her for not being there for them. Winter especially so dislikes her mother because Willow tried to [[spoiler:strangle her as a child]], but Willow doesn't remember the incident because [[spoiler:it was a schizophrenic hallucination to her]].
* The Belladonna's reaction to Sienna Khan's death. Kali and Sienna are sisters, so it's personal to Kali.

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