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* One of the alternate scenes on the DVD gives us one. In the alternate introduction of Annie and Hogarth, they get their truck unstuck from a mud pit during a rainstorm, and Annie gets covered in mud in the process. Hogarth can’t help but giggle at his mother’s appearance, so she pulls him close and gets mud on him in retaliation, making him laugh even harder. This cute moment takes a sad turn pretty quickly though, at the mention of Hogarth’s father, who passed away.

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* One of the alternate scenes on the DVD gives us one. In the alternate introduction of Annie and Hogarth, they get their truck unstuck from a mud pit during a rainstorm, and Annie gets covered in mud in the process. Hogarth can’t help but giggle at his mother’s appearance, so she pulls him close and gets tries to get mud on him in retaliation, making him laugh even harder. This cute moment takes a sad turn pretty quickly though, at the mention of Hogarth’s father, who passed away.


-->On a similar note, the deleted scene where the Giant has a nightmare. The way it twitches in its sleep and shouts when it wakes up is simply heart-wrenching.

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-->On a similar note, * Similar source to the above, the deleted scene where the Giant has a nightmare. The way it he twitches in its his sleep and shouts when it he wakes up is simply heart-wrenching.


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------>On a similar note, the deleted scene where the Giant has a nightmare. The way it twitches in its sleep and shouts when it wakes up is simply heart-wrenching.


-->'''Hogarth:''' A missile! When it comes down... ''[crushing realization]'' ...everyone will die.

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-->'''Hogarth:''' A missile! It's a missile. When it comes down... down, ''[crushing realization]'' ...realization]'' everyone will die.



--> '''Dean:''' it wouldn't matter...

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--> '''Dean:''' it It wouldn't matter...matter.



** The utter ''exhaustion'' in General Rogard's voice after the giant's sacrifice is tear-jerking in its own way as well.
*** General Rogard figured a huge irony out of all this, he realized that the Giant that they were deployed in fighting against was the hero that stopped the missile from destroying them all and it was indirectly ''his'' fault.

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** The utter ''exhaustion'' in General Rogard's voice after the giant's sacrifice is tear-jerking tearjerking in its own way as well.
*** General Rogard figured a huge irony out of all this, he this. He realized that the Giant that they were deployed in fighting against was the hero that stopped the missile from destroying them all and it was indirectly ''his'' fault.



** The way [[PleaseWakeUp he nudges]] [[PleaseWakeUp his unresponsive body]], [[MeaningfulEcho just like the deer]], and starts crying as he puts two and two together.
** Watching the Giant succumb to his defense mechanism that he so desperately wants to defy, especially after almost killing Hogarth with it. It's both tragic and horrifying to see this GentleGiant suddenly turn into the monster he doesn't want to be.

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** The way [[PleaseWakeUp he nudges]] [[PleaseWakeUp nudges his unresponsive body]], [[MeaningfulEcho just like the deer]], and starts crying as he puts two and two together.
** Watching the Giant succumb to his the defense mechanism that he so desperately wants to defy, especially after almost killing Hogarth with it. It's both tragic and horrifying to see this GentleGiant suddenly turn into the monster he doesn't want to be.



* The scene where the Giant approaches the dead deer, and learns about the concept of death for the first time. Even more sad considering [[HeroicSacrifice what happens to him]] later on.

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* The scene where the Giant approaches the dead deer, deer and learns about the concept of death for the first time. Even more sad sadder considering [[HeroicSacrifice what happens to him]] later on.



-->'''Annie:''' Oh, you laugh just like your father.\\
'''Hogarth:''' …I miss him…\\
'''Annie:''' ''(sighs)'' So do I, honey… so do I.

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-->'''Annie:''' Oh, you laugh just like your father.\\
'''Hogarth:'''
father.
-->'''Hogarth:'''
…I miss him…\\
'''Annie:'''
him…
-->'''Annie:'''
''(sighs)'' So do I, honey… so do I.

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* One of the alternate scenes on the DVD gives us one. In the alternate introduction of Annie and Hogarth, they get their truck unstuck from a mud pit during a rainstorm, and Annie gets covered in mud in the process. Hogarth can’t help but giggle at his mother’s appearance, so she pulls him close and gets mud on him in retaliation, making him laugh even harder. This cute moment takes a sad turn pretty quickly though, at the mention of Hogarth’s father, who passed away.
-->'''Annie:''' Oh, you laugh just like your father.\\
'''Hogarth:''' …I miss him…\\
'''Annie:''' ''(sighs)'' So do I, honey… so do I.


** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4dT2eBWI2M The Giant's]] HeroicSacrifice: "[[MeaningfulEcho You...stay. I...go. No following."

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4dT2eBWI2M The Giant's]] HeroicSacrifice: "[[MeaningfulEcho You...stay. I...go. No following." ]]


-->'''Hogarth:''' [[spoiler:A missile! When it comes down... ''[crushing realization]'' ...everyone will die.]]

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-->'''Hogarth:''' [[spoiler:A A missile! When it comes down... ''[crushing realization]'' ...everyone will die.]]



--> '''Annie:''' [[spoiler:Shouldn't we get to a shelter?]]
--> '''Dean:''' [[spoiler:...it wouldn't matter...]]
** [[spoiler: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4dT2eBWI2M The Giant's]] HeroicSacrifice]]: "[[MeaningfulEcho You...stay. I...go. No following.]]"

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--> '''Annie:''' [[spoiler:Shouldn't Shouldn't we get to a shelter?]]
shelter?
--> '''Dean:''' [[spoiler:...it wouldn't matter...]]
matter...
** [[spoiler: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4dT2eBWI2M The Giant's]] HeroicSacrifice]]: HeroicSacrifice: "[[MeaningfulEcho You...stay. I...go. No following.]]" "



** And hell, just the realization that the Giant takes Hogarth up on his advice of proving to the town that he's good... [[spoiler:by ''sacrificing himself.'' Feasibly, he could've shot the bomb down, but no, he chose to do this so he'd never bring all this chaos to anyone again.]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Oh, Giant.]]

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** And hell, just the realization that the Giant takes Hogarth up on his advice of proving to the town that he's good... [[spoiler:by by ''sacrificing himself.'' Feasibly, he could've shot the bomb down, but no, he chose to do this so he'd never bring all this chaos to anyone again.]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Oh, Giant.]]



* The Giant after [[spoiler: believing Hogarth to be dead. Even savvy viewers that knew otherwise got choked up by the Giant grieving for his friend.]] Especially when he starts trembling and buries his face in his hands.

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* The Giant after [[spoiler: believing Hogarth to be dead. Even savvy viewers that knew otherwise got choked up by the Giant grieving for his friend.]] Especially when he starts trembling and buries his face in his hands.



** The way [[PleaseWakeUp he nudges]] [[spoiler:[[PleaseWakeUp his unresponsive body]],]] [[MeaningfulEcho just like the deer]], and starts crying as he puts two and two together.
** Watching the Giant [[spoiler: succumb to his defense mechanism that he so desperately wants to defy, especially after almost killing Hogarth with it]]. It's both tragic and horrifying to see this GentleGiant [[spoiler:suddenly turn into the monster he doesn't want to be]].
** [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone The Giant hyperventilating like a frightened child]] once he [[spoiler:snaps out of his rage and goes back to normal]].

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** The way [[PleaseWakeUp he nudges]] [[spoiler:[[PleaseWakeUp [[PleaseWakeUp his unresponsive body]],]] body]], [[MeaningfulEcho just like the deer]], and starts crying as he puts two and two together.
** Watching the Giant [[spoiler: succumb to his defense mechanism that he so desperately wants to defy, especially after almost killing Hogarth with it]]. it. It's both tragic and horrifying to see this GentleGiant [[spoiler:suddenly suddenly turn into the monster he doesn't want to be]].
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** [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone The Giant hyperventilating like a frightened child]] once he [[spoiler:snaps snaps out of his rage and goes back to normal]].normal.



* The scene after Hogarth [[spoiler:nearly gets vaporized by the Giant when they were playing a game and the Giant mistook Hogarth's toy gun for a real weapon, and Dean yells at him, calling him "a big gun that walks." Giant then gets a "[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone My God, What Did I Almost Do?]]" moment when he sees a bus with a vaporized hole as Dean tells him, "You almost did ''THAT'' to Hogarth!"]]

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* The scene after Hogarth [[spoiler:nearly nearly gets vaporized by the Giant when they were playing a game and the Giant mistook Hogarth's toy gun for a real weapon, and Dean yells at him, calling him "a big gun that walks." Giant then gets a "[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone My God, What Did I Almost Do?]]" moment when he sees a bus with a vaporized hole as Dean tells him, "You almost did ''THAT'' to Hogarth!"]]Hogarth!"



* The scene where the Giant approaches the dead deer, and learns about the concept of death for the first time. [[spoiler:Even more sad considering [[HeroicSacrifice what happens to him]] later on.]]

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* The scene where the Giant approaches the dead deer, and learns about the concept of death for the first time. [[spoiler:Even Even more sad considering [[HeroicSacrifice what happens to him]] later on.]]

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* A minor moment, but after Hogarth meets the Giant for the first time, Annie finds and hugs him. And when Hogarth does his MotorMouth behavior about what he just saw, Annie angrily tells him to stop. Given how he wasn't home during a blackout, her [[AngerBornOfWorry anger]] is justified.


!!Movie




!!Meta
* What happens when you combine the Tear Jerker endings of ''Iron Giant'' and ''Disney/WreckItRalph''? [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fvLRA2W1wM Cue the waterworks.]]
* [[http://xombiedirge.com/post/56952728193/you-are-who-you-choose-to-be-by-adam Superman.]]
* Ted Hughes, author of the original novel who [[ApprovalOfGod absolutely loved the film]], died mere months before it was completed.


* Watching the Giant struggle in pain as the electrical wires he had been trying to eat at the power plant electrocute him. It's the first indication that this isn't just a monster, but a sentient being with feelings, which is why Hogarth goes back to save it.

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* Watching the Giant struggle in pain as the electrical wires he had been trying to eat at the power plant electrocute him. It's the first indication that this isn't just a monster, but a sentient being with feelings, which is why Hogarth goes back to save it.him.



--> [[spoiler:'''Annie:''' Shouldn't we get to a shelter?]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Dean:''' ...it wouldn't matter...]]

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--> [[spoiler:'''Annie:''' Shouldn't '''Annie:''' [[spoiler:Shouldn't we get to a shelter?]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Dean:''' ...'''Dean:''' [[spoiler:...it wouldn't matter...]]



** If you listen close during that scene, you can hear the Giant whimper, "Hogarth."

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** If you listen close closely during that scene, you can hear the Giant whimper, "Hogarth."

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*** General Rogard figured a huge irony out of all this, he realized that the Giant that they were deployed in fighting against was the hero that stopped the missile from destroying them all and it was indirectly ''his'' fault.

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** And hell, just the realization that the Giant takes Hogarth up on his advice of proving to the town that he's good... [[spoiler:by ''sacrificing himself.'' Feasibly, he could've shot the bomb down, but no, he chose to do this so he'd never bring all this chaos to anyone again.]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Oh, Giant.]]


* [[spoiler: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4dT2eBWI2M The Giant's]] HeroicSacrifice]]: "[[MeaningfulEcho You...stay. I...go. No following.]]"

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* Literally the entire scene once the air raid siren starts going off. Starting with Hogarth [[ExplainExplainOhCrap explaining to the Giant what it means.]]
-->'''Hogarth:''' [[spoiler:A missile! When it comes down... ''[crushing realization]'' ...everyone will die.]]
** This exchange of dialogue. Just the hopelessness and sense of realism in Dean's voice:
--> [[spoiler:'''Annie:''' Shouldn't we get to a shelter?]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Dean:''' ...it wouldn't matter...]]
**
[[spoiler: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4dT2eBWI2M The Giant's]] HeroicSacrifice]]: "[[MeaningfulEcho You...stay. I...go. No following.]]"



* This exchange of dialogue:
--> [[spoiler:'''Annie:''' Shouldn't we get to a shelter?]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Dean:''' ...it wouldn't matter...]]
** Just the hopelessness and sense of realism in his voice...

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** The utter ''exhaustion'' in General Rogard's voice after the giant's sacrifice is tear-jerking in its own way as well.

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