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** The off screen execution of Franchise/WinnieThePooh, even if it was played for laughs.

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** The off screen execution of Franchise/WinnieThePooh, even if it was played for laughs. The look of shock on Lister's face shows how much it has traumatised him.
--->'''Lister:''' That's something no one should ever have to see.

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[[folder:Series XII]]
* In "M-Corp" Lister is implanted with a perception filter that makes him unable to see anything that isn't an M-Corp product. This includes Rimmer, Kryten and Cat. There's a scene where he goes through his morning routine fumbling around for objects he can't see (his toothbrush, the toaster, a breakfast plate, etc.). Could easily be played for laughs, but it's accompanied by rather somber music that accentuates just how LONELY Lister's existence is now, as if it wasn't already.
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** Subverted moments later when it's revealed that Queeg IS Holly and has been this whole time. The entire episode, Holly was playing an elaborate joke on the crew because he felt underappreciated.

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* Kryten knew that the three female officers of the Nova-5 had been dead for centuries. He just chose to ignore that fact so he could keep himself from being forced to shut himself down. When the Dwarfers force him to confront the fact he's been caring for Skeletons all he can do is admit he was lying to himself and start the process that would essentially kill him.


--> '''Rimmer''': ...My swimming certificates, my telescope, my shoe trees...I'd trade everything in to be loved, and to have been love
** Rimmer's rejection [[spoiler: of the love Lister showed him, purely because it wasn't his memory to begin with.]] Especially as Lister [[spoiler: claims Rimmer ultimately felt more for Lise than he ever did]] - whether or not Lister was telling the truth is never spoken of again, but it sure looked that way.

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--> '''Rimmer''': ...My swimming certificates, my telescope, my shoe trees...I'd trade everything in to be loved, in love, and to have been love
loved
** Rimmer's rejection [[spoiler: of the love Lister Lise showed him, purely because it wasn't his memory to begin with.]] Especially as Lister [[spoiler: claims Rimmer ultimately felt more for Lise than he ever did]] - whether or not Lister was telling the truth is never spoken of again, but it sure looked that way.



* Watching the alt!Rimmer and alt!Cat being vaporized by [[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVQuarantine Quarantine]] near the end of his title episode.

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* Watching the alt!Rimmer and alt!Cat being vaporized by [[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVQuarantine Quarantine]] [[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVTheInquisitor The Inquisitor]] near the end of his title episode.



** Even though it's restored at the end of the episode, the site of ''Red Dwarf'' itself exploding. Made worse by the fact that they blew up the original model for that shot.

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** Even though it's restored at the end of the episode, the site sight of ''Red Dwarf'' itself exploding. Made worse by the fact that they blew up the original model for that shot.



* The HeroicSacrifice of [[spoiler: Able]] near the end of "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVIIBeyondAJoke Beyond a Joke]]".

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* The HeroicSacrifice of [[spoiler: Able]] [[spoiler:Able]] near the end of "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVIIBeyondAJoke Beyond a Joke]]".



* The loss of [[spoiler: Starbug]] in the opening of "Back in the Red", even if it was a rundown rust buck held together with nothing but mold. It was home for the crew for years, and unlike "Out of Time", [[spoiler: it's gone for good]].

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* The loss of [[spoiler: Starbug]] [[spoiler:Starbug]] in the opening of "Back in the Red", even if it was a rundown rust buck bucket held together with nothing but mold. It was home for the crew for years, and unlike "Out of Time", [[spoiler: it's gone for good]].


* Near the end of "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVIOutOfTime Out of Time]]", after the crew refuses to help their future selves upon seeing what they have become. The future crew out right viciously attack their past-selves, actually willing to ''kill'' their younger selves. When Rimmer shows uncharacteristic bravery, "Better dead than smeg!" we're led to believe we'll see a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. Instead were treated to watching [[spoiler: Lister, Cat, and Kryten all dying horribly]].

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* Near the end of "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVIOutOfTime Out of Time]]", after the crew refuses to help their future selves upon seeing what they have become. The future crew out right viciously attack their past-selves, actually willing to ''kill'' their younger selves. When Rimmer shows uncharacteristic bravery, "Better dead than smeg!" we're led to believe we'll see a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome. Instead were treated to watching [[spoiler: Lister, Cat, and Kryten all dying horribly]].

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* The flashback in "Balance of Power" of Lister having fun with his friends, annoying Rimmer and being teased about Kochanski.

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* The flashback in "Balance "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIBalanceOfPower Balance of Power" Power]]" of Lister having fun with his friends, annoying Rimmer and being teased about Kochanski.



* The end of the episode "Waiting For God" shows an old cat priest who's believed in Cloister (Actually Lister) his entire life. He then rants about how it was all a lie, lamenting all the time he wasted worshiping his god. It's made worse by Cat's complete disregard for the old man's speech. Crosses into Heartwarming when Lister does show up, though.

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* The end of the episode "Waiting For God" "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIWaitingForGod Waiting for God]]" shows an old cat priest who's believed in Cloister (Actually Lister) his entire life. He then rants about how it was all a lie, lamenting all the time he wasted worshiping his god. It's made worse by Cat's complete disregard for the old man's speech. Crosses into Heartwarming when Lister does show up, though.



** Also from that episode Rimmer's rejection [[spoiler: of the love Lister showed him, purely because it wasn't his memory to begin with.]] Especially as Lister [[spoiler: claims Rimmer ultimately felt more for Lise than he ever did]] - whether or not Lister was telling the truth is never spoken of again, but it sure looked that way.

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** Also from that episode Rimmer's rejection [[spoiler: of the love Lister showed him, purely because it wasn't his memory to begin with.]] Especially as Lister [[spoiler: claims Rimmer ultimately felt more for Lise than he ever did]] - whether or not Lister was telling the truth is never spoken of again, but it sure looked that way.



* The ending of "Camille", sure it was lifted straight from ''{{Film/Casablanca}}'', but still.

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* The ending of "Camille", "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIVCamille Camille]]", sure it was lifted straight from ''{{Film/Casablanca}}'', but still.



* In "Holoship" when Rimmer confesses to Nirvanah he cheated on his test and explains why.

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* In "Holoship" "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVHoloship Holoship]]" when Rimmer confesses to Nirvanah he cheated on his test and explains why.



* Watching the alt!Rimmer and alt!Cat being vaporized by the Inquisitor near the end of his title episode.

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* Watching the alt!Rimmer and alt!Cat being vaporized by the Inquisitor [[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVQuarantine Quarantine]] near the end of his title episode.



* Near the end of "[[RedDwarfSeasonVBackToReality Back to Reality]]", [[spoiler: before it's discovered they're only hallucinating]] Lister learns that in real life he's a mass murdering fascist. Kryten then shoots and kills a man, which obviously traumatizes him.

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* Near the end of "[[RedDwarfSeasonVBackToReality "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVBackToReality Back to Reality]]", [[spoiler: before it's discovered they're only hallucinating]] Lister learns that in real life he's a mass murdering fascist. Kryten then shoots and kills a man, which obviously traumatizes him.



* Kennedy's assassination in "[[RedDwarfSeasonVIITikkaToRide Tikka to Ride]]".

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* Kennedy's assassination in "[[RedDwarfSeasonVIITikkaToRide "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVIITikkaToRide Tikka to Ride]]".



* The seventh-series departure of Rimmer in "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVIIStokeMeAClipper Stoke Me a Clipper]]" when he takes up Ace's mantle.

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* The seventh-series departure of Rimmer in "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVIIStokeMeAClipper Stoke Me a Clipper]]" when he takes up Ace's mantle.



* Lister leaving his son (himself) under the pool table in "Ouroboros" and stating that he's ''never'' going to be alone.
* The HeroicSacrifice of [[spoiler: Able]] near the end of "Beyond a Joke".
* "Epideme", at the part where [[spoiler:Lister decides to kill himself and the virus with him rather than allow the rest of the crew to become infected]].

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* Lister leaving his son (himself) under the pool table in "Ouroboros" "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVIIOuroboros Ouroboros]]" and stating that he's ''never'' going to be alone.
* The HeroicSacrifice of [[spoiler: Able]] near the end of "Beyond "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVIIBeyondAJoke Beyond a Joke".
Joke]]".
* "Epideme", "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVIIEpideme Epideme]]", at the part where [[spoiler:Lister decides to kill himself and the virus with him rather than allow the rest of the crew to become infected]].



* The ending of Series VIII ("Only the Good") might also fit the bill. Rimmer returns from the mirror universe (he actually [[DirtyCoward comes ''back'']]) to find that the ship is burning, the others have escaped and he's stuck. Then he discovers that the antidote formula he brought back is actually [[spoiler:the formula for the virus]]. And the paper burns up. With [[PlayingTheHeartStrings violin music]]. It's the quiet little "smeg" as he collapses.

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* The ending of Series VIII ("Only ("[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVIIIOnlyTheGood Only the Good") Good...]]") might also fit the bill. Rimmer returns from the mirror universe (he actually [[DirtyCoward comes ''back'']]) to find that the ship is burning, the others have escaped and he's stuck. Then he discovers that the antidote formula he brought back is actually [[spoiler:the formula for the virus]]. And the paper burns up. With [[PlayingTheHeartStrings violin music]]. It's the quiet little "smeg" as he collapses.

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** The moment when Rimmer says he was mad to have given Lisa up, and Lister agrees, having come to the same conclusion about himself.

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* ''Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers'' has an extended version of Lister's reaction to learning he's the last human alive anywhere, stuck on a giant red trashcan three million years from space, all as an end result of his attempt to just try and get home. Namely, a complete mental breakdown.


--> '''Holly:''' And Arnold -- Well, I hope you meet those aliens your looking for, who can give you a body, and you become an officer and you get a sex life, and all the other millions of things you feel you need to make you happy.

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--> '''Holly:''' And Arnold -- Well, I hope you meet those aliens your you're looking for, who can give you a body, and you become an officer and you get a sex life, and all the other millions of things you feel you need to make you happy.


* While it's played to it's fullest for [[PlayedForLaughs laughs]], Irene's death at the end of "[[Recap/{{Red Dwarf Season X Entangled}} Entangled]]" is actually really sad.

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