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* Just little Rapunzel calling Gothel her "[[DramaticIrony mommy]]" can be [[GutPunch crushing]].

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* Just little Rapunzel calling her kidnapper Gothel her "[[DramaticIrony mommy]]" can be [[GutPunch crushing]].soul-crushing]].


* An example of a happy tearjerker is the entire lantern scene.

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-->'''Flynn:''' You know, I can't help but notice you seem a little at war with yourself here.


* The queen getting sick while she's pregnant with Rapunzel. Also counts as "[[NightmareFuel Nightmare Fuel.]]"


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* The queen getting sick while she's pregnant with Rapunzel. Also counts as "[[NightmareFuel Nightmare Fuel.]]"

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* The queen getting sick while she's pregnant with Rapunzel. Also counts as "[[NightmareFuel Nightmare Fuel.]]"


*** And then they show Pascal's face while Rapunzel offer Mother Gothel to exchange his freedom for Eugene's life, and Pascal realizes Rapunzel will never be free, it seems the face of the DespairEventHorizon.
* Also, the heartbreaking look on Rapunzel's face when she is led to believe Flynn betrayed her.

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*** And then they show Pascal's face while Rapunzel offer Mother Gothel to exchange his her freedom for Eugene's life, and Pascal realizes Rapunzel will never be free, it seems the face of the DespairEventHorizon.
* Also, the heartbreaking look on Rapunzel's face when she is led to believe Flynn betrayed her. She took a chance and now it seems like he just betrayed her for a quick payment.


*** Just the audio is tearjerking. On the soundtrack, the song at this part is "The Tear Heals". They leave in the singing. It is absolutely heartbreaking. You can hear the pain.

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*** Just the audio is tearjerking.a solid tearjerker. On the soundtrack, the song at this part is "The Tear Heals". They leave in the singing. It is absolutely heartbreaking. You can hear the pain.



*** The wide shots, too. Unlike the rest of the film (which is bathed in bright golden colors) it's bleached out, grey and dull. Rapunzel is alone with Flynn's body and a great rope of what's now her dark, ordinary severed hair. All the colour has gone out of her life.

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*** The wide shots, too. Unlike the rest of the film (which is bathed in bright golden colors) it's bleached out, grey and dull. Rapunzel is alone with Flynn's body and a great rope of what's now her dark, ordinary severed hair. All the colour color has gone out of her life.



* After Flynn has been stabbed by Mother Gothel, Rapunzel tries to heal him using the Healing Incantation, and she starts to cry. Her tears fall on Flynn's wound, healing him.
** What happens right before it as well: Flynn/Eugene has a chance to survive, but sacrifices his life by cutting off her healing hair so Rapunzel could be free from Mother Gothel.
* When Rapunzel sees her birth parents again.

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* After Flynn has been stabbed by Mother Gothel, Rapunzel tries to heal him using the Healing Incantation, and she starts to cry.cry when realizing it won't work. Her tears fall on Flynn's wound, healing him.
** What happens right before it as well: Flynn/Eugene has a chance to survive, but sacrifices his life by cutting off her healing hair so Rapunzel could be free from Mother Gothel.
Gothel and live the life she always dreamed of having.
* When Rapunzel sees her birth parents again.again since she was a baby.



-->'''Flynn:''' "Hey! Hey!" ''*pulls her out, holding her shoulders* "There's no ''point!'' It's pitch-black down there..."

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-->'''Flynn:''' "Hey! Hey!" ''*pulls her out, holding her shoulders* "There's no ''point!'' It's pitch-black down there...there."


[[caption-width-right:350:That was a ''heavy'' swing from joy at freedom to heavy remorse for disobedience.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:That was a ''heavy'' swing ''quick'' 180 from joy at freedom to heavy remorse for disobedience.]]

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*** And then they show Pascal's face while Rapunzel offer Mother Gothel to exchange his freedom for Eugene's life, and Pascal realizes Rapunzel will never be free, it seems the face of the DespairEventHorizon.


[[caption-width-right:350:"I am a horrible daughter"]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"I am [[caption-width-right:350:That was a horrible daughter"]]
''heavy'' swing from joy at freedom to heavy remorse for disobedience.]]


*** The wide shots, too. Unlike the rest of the film (which is bathed in bright golden colours) it's bleached out, grey and dull. Rapunzel is alone with Flynn's body and a great rope of what's now her dark, ordinary severed hair. All the colour has gone out of her life.

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*** The wide shots, too. Unlike the rest of the film (which is bathed in bright golden colours) colors) it's bleached out, grey and dull. Rapunzel is alone with Flynn's body and a great rope of what's now her dark, ordinary severed hair. All the colour has gone out of her life.



** Or when Rapunzel tell Mother Gothel that she will never stop fighting her... unless she lets her heal Eugene.

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** Or when Rapunzel tell tells Mother Gothel that she will never stop fighting her... unless she lets her heal Eugene.


* Mother Gothel's [[SincerityMode]] genuine and ([[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism at times]]) unfortunately [[VillainHasAPoint somewhat truthful advice]] to Rapunzel.
--> "I really did try Rapunzel, I tried to warn you what was out there. The world is dark and selfish and cruel. If it finds even the slightest ray of sunshine, it destroys it!"

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* Mother Gothel's [[SincerityMode]] genuine [[SincerityMode genuine]] and ([[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism at times]]) unfortunately [[VillainHasAPoint somewhat truthful advice]] to Rapunzel.
--> "I I really did try Rapunzel, I tried to warn you what was out there. The world is dark and selfish and cruel. If it finds even the slightest ray ''ray of sunshine, sunshine'', it destroys it!"
''destroys'' it!


* The above image of Rapunzel being so saddened at her own "disobedience" and generally, ''torn'' over whether she should obey her mother or follow her dream and her heart.
* Just little Rapunzel calling Gothel her "[[DramaticIrony mommy]]" can be [[GutPunch crushing]].



* Mother Gothel's genuine and unfortunately [[VillainHasAPoint somewhat truthful advice]] to Rapunzel.

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* Mother Gothel's [[SincerityMode]] genuine and ([[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism at times]]) unfortunately [[VillainHasAPoint somewhat truthful advice]] to Rapunzel.


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* [[spoiler: Flynn's [[HeroicSacrifice heroic]] death at the end]]! Good lord, that is easily one of the saddest [[spoiler: death scenes]] in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon. The expression of pure anguish on Rapunzel's face seals this particular scene.
** Not to mention the absolute brokenness of her words when [[spoiler: she sings the Healing Incantation.]]
*** The last, whispered/sobbed [[spoiler: 'What once was mine']] clinches it.

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* [[spoiler: Flynn's [[HeroicSacrifice heroic]] death at the end]]! end! Good lord, that is easily one of the saddest [[spoiler: death scenes]] scenes in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon. The expression of pure anguish on Rapunzel's face seals this particular scene.
** Not to mention the absolute brokenness of her words when [[spoiler: she sings the Healing Incantation.]]
Incantation.
*** The last, whispered/sobbed [[spoiler: 'What once was mine']] mine' clinches it.



*** The wide shots, too. Unlike the rest of the film (which is bathed in bright golden colours) it's bleached out, grey and dull. Rapunzel is [[spoiler:alone with Flynn's body and a great rope of what's now her dark, ordinary severed hair. All the colour has gone out of her life.]]

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*** The wide shots, too. Unlike the rest of the film (which is bathed in bright golden colours) it's bleached out, grey and dull. Rapunzel is [[spoiler:alone alone with Flynn's body and a great rope of what's now her dark, ordinary severed hair. All the colour has gone out of her life.]]



* Also, the heartbreaking look on Rapunzel's face when [[spoiler: she is led to believe Flynn betrayed her.]]
* Flynn's face [[spoiler: when he realizes where Rapunzel is. And ''worse'' once he's at the tower and thinks she's gone]].
* [[spoiler: "You were my new dream." "You were mine."]]

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* Also, the heartbreaking look on Rapunzel's face when [[spoiler: she is led to believe Flynn betrayed her.]]
her.
* Flynn's face [[spoiler: when he realizes where Rapunzel is. And ''worse'' once he's at the tower and thinks she's gone]].
gone.
* [[spoiler: "You were my new dream." "You were mine."]]"



* [[spoiler: After Flynn has been stabbed by Mother Gothel, Rapunzel tries to heal him using the Healing Incantation, and she starts to cry. Her tears fall on Flynn's wound, healing him.]]
** What happens right before it as well: [[spoiler: Flynn/Eugene has a chance to survive, but sacrifices his life by cutting off her healing hair so Rapunzel could be free from Mother Gothel.]]
* [[spoiler: When Rapunzel sees her birth parents again.]]

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* [[spoiler: After Flynn has been stabbed by Mother Gothel, Rapunzel tries to heal him using the Healing Incantation, and she starts to cry. Her tears fall on Flynn's wound, healing him.]]
him.
** What happens right before it as well: [[spoiler: Flynn/Eugene has a chance to survive, but sacrifices his life by cutting off her healing hair so Rapunzel could be free from Mother Gothel.]]
Gothel.
* [[spoiler: When Rapunzel sees her birth parents again.]]



* The FridgeHorror of Rapunzel reaching after [[spoiler:Mother Gothel falling to her dusty death. Despite being a chronic child-abuser, she was still the only mother figure Rapunzel has ever known up to this point and even knowing what she knows, she will always have ''some'' unrequited love for her.]] Sadly TruthInTelevision.

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* The FridgeHorror of Rapunzel reaching after [[spoiler:Mother Mother Gothel falling to her dusty death. Despite being a chronic child-abuser, she was still the only mother figure Rapunzel has ever known up to this point and even knowing what she knows, she will always have ''some'' unrequited love for her.]] Sadly TruthInTelevision.



** Specifically, Flynn [[spoiler: doesn't go by his real name, Eugene [=FitzHerbert=], because it reminds him of his past as an orphan nobody wanted.]] He even {{Lampshades}} it by calling it his "sob story."

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** Specifically, Flynn [[spoiler: doesn't go by his real name, Eugene [=FitzHerbert=], because it reminds him of his past as an orphan nobody wanted.]] wanted. He even {{Lampshades}} it by calling it his "sob story."

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