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* The 2011 anime kicks off with it's own version of [[spoiler: Jean Grey's death]] before the opening credits even start rolling. She [[spoiler: goes all [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Dark Phoenix]] due to Mastermind's mental tampering]], and suffers a super powered meltdown.
* When Emma allows Xavier to see her memories, we see the reason she left the Inner Circle. After she once used her powers to manipulate a wealthy man into giving her his entire fortune, he committed suicide shortly after. That and her being shunned by everyone for most of her life, [[AMindIsATerribleThingToRead especially bad for her since she knew what they were all really thinking of her thanks to her powers]]. With the way people treated her, it's no wonder she started using her powers to get back at the people who ostracized her.

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* The 2011 anime kicks off with it's own version of [[spoiler: Jean Grey's death]] before the opening credits even start rolling. She [[spoiler: goes all [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Dark Phoenix]] due to Mastermind's mental tampering]], and suffers a [[SuperPowerMeltdown super powered meltdown.meltdown]].
* When Emma allows Xavier to see her memories, memories in episode 5, we see the reason she left the Inner Circle. After she once used her powers to manipulate a wealthy man into giving her his entire fortune, he committed suicide shortly after. That and her being shunned by everyone for most of her life, [[AMindIsATerribleThingToRead especially bad for her since she knew what they were all really thinking of her thanks to her powers]]. With the way people treated her, it's no wonder she started using her powers to get back at the people who ostracized her.


-->''(Gambit looks towards Rogue, who lowers her head in response)''
-->'''Gambit:'''...Then Gambit don't trust nobody. ''(Walks out of the War Room)''

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-->''(Gambit looks towards Rogue, who lowers her head and cloes her eyes in response)''
-->'''Gambit:'''...Then Gambit don't trust need nobody. ''(Walks out of the War Room)''


** The scene where Rogue tears up after seeing Wolverine ''praying'' out loud in the chapel made me weep.

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** The scene where Rogue tears up after seeing Wolverine ''praying'' out loud in the chapel made me weep.chapel.


* From ''Night of the Sentinels, pt. 2", the second episode of the very first season, the death of Morph.
Morph yells at Wolverine and shoves him out of the way of the Sentinel's energy blast. There's a flash of light, and then a cut to the telepathic Jean Grey falls out of her seat at Cerebro, wailing in psychic pain. Later, we see the Blackbird land and all the other X-Men solemnly disembark except Ororo, who stares at an empty, shadowed passenger seat and breaks down in sobs. And then this exchange:

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* From ''Night of the Sentinels, pt. 2", the second episode of the very first season, the death of Morph.
Morph. Morph yells at Wolverine and shoves him out of the way of the Sentinel's energy blast. There's a flash of light, and then a cut to the telepathic Jean Grey falls out of her seat at Cerebro, wailing in psychic pain. Later, we see the Blackbird land and all the other X-Men solemnly disembark except Ororo, who stares at an empty, shadowed passenger seat and breaks down in sobs. And then this exchange:


--->'''Mystique:''' Xavier's gone! Only I can help you. Only I could ever help you.\\
'''Rogue:''' You never loved me. You only cared about my powers. You made me worse than a killer.\\
'''Mystique:''' How can you say that? I raised you like my own.\\
'''Rogue:''' I ain't your daughter, Mystique. Not anymore.

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--->'''Mystique:''' Xavier's gone! Only I can help you. Only I could ever ''ever'' help you.\\
'''Rogue:''' (''crying'') You never loved me. You only cared about my powers. You made me worse than a killer.\\
killer!\\
'''Mystique:''' How can you say that? I raised you like my own.\\
own!\\
'''Rogue:''' I ain't your daughter, Mystique. Not anymore.anymore!



'''Mystique:''' Sad? You want to talk about sad? I am a shape-shifter, an outcast even among mutants trusted by no one! I don't have a life of my own; I just steal little bits from other people's lives, but that's how I survive. So, there's your truth, "Son": I didn't want you! Still sad for me?\\

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'''Mystique:''' Sad? You want to talk about sad? I am a shape-shifter, an outcast even among mutants trusted by no one! I don't have a life of my own; I just steal little bits from other people's lives, but that's how I survive.''survive''. So, there's your truth, "Son": I didn't want you! Still sad for me?\\


** Just how heartbroken Carly sounds after Hank says he's unable to be there for her operation, thankfully mitigated a bit by Hank going ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight.
-->'''Carly:'''[in tears] ...it was you I wanted to see...

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** Just how heartbroken Carly sounds after Hank says he's unable to be there for her operation, thankfully mitigated a bit by Hank going ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight.
-->'''Carly:'''[in
ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight and showing up anyways.
-->'''Carly:''' [in
tears] ...it was you I wanted to see...


-->'''Carly:''' ...it was you I wanted to see...

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-->'''Carly:''' ...-->'''Carly:'''[in tears] ...it was you I wanted to see...

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** Just how heartbroken Carly sounds after Hank says he's unable to be there for her operation, thankfully mitigated a bit by Hank going ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight.
-->'''Carly:''' ...it was you I wanted to see...


* Wolverine's son {{ComicBook/Daken}} meets a beautiful, sociopath FBI agent and tries to make her "realize" that she loves him. She does not, or is unable to, feel the same about him. In fact, she thinks he's no better than the criminals she puts away everyday. Seeing Daken realize that he can't make this one, normal woman love him, that he can't have this one good thing in what's been a pretty miserable life, is pretty painful... especially if it sometimes feels as if I'm going through the same thing...


* Nathienel Essex aka Mr Sinister has a surprisingly heartbreaking backstory. For most of his life, he was a wealthy aristocratic scientist, happily married. THEN his beloved son dies of birth defects, driving him to obsession that later leads him to apocalypse. Then when he's considering leaving his wife rejects him out of disgust for what he did, which seals his fate into becoming a monster. The kicker is that even after he falls to the dark side he still has some degree of love for his son (it's Scott and Jean appealing to the fact that children will die if apocalypse's plan succeeds that encourages him to betray his master). Yes Essex is a monster who has lost any humanity he once had... but before that, he was a father who lost his son.

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* Nathienel Essex aka Mr Sinister has a surprisingly heartbreaking backstory. For most of his life, he was a wealthy aristocratic scientist, happily married. THEN his beloved son dies of birth defects, driving him to obsession that later leads him to apocalypse. Then when he's considering leaving his wife rejects him out of disgust for what he did, which seals his fate into becoming a monster. The kicker is that even after he falls to the dark side side, he still has some degree of love for his son (it's Scott and Jean appealing to the fact that children will die if apocalypse's plan succeeds that encourages him to betray his master). Yes Essex is a monster who has lost any humanity he once had... but before that, he was a father who lost his son.


* Cypher's death in ''New Mutants'' (vol. 1) #60. Doug takes a bullet for Wolfsbane, and she doesn't even notice. The next few issues focus on the New Mutants grieving. As a bonus, #61 has them learn about the X-Men "dying" in [=FallOfTheMutants=], so we also get Illyana's grief over her brother's death.

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* Cypher's death in ''New Mutants'' (vol. 1) #60. Doug takes a bullet for Wolfsbane, and she doesn't even notice. The next few issues focus on the New Mutants grieving. As a bonus, #61 has them learn about the X-Men "dying" in [=FallOfTheMutants=], "Fall of the Mutants", so we also get Illyana's grief over her brother's death.


* Cypher's death in ''New Mutants'' (vol. 1) #60. Doug takes a bullet for Wolfsbane, and she doesn't even notice. The next few issues focus on the New Mutants grieving. As a bonus, #61 has them learn about the X-Men "dying" in FallOfTheMutants, so we also get Illyana's grief over her brother's death.

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* Cypher's death in ''New Mutants'' (vol. 1) #60. Doug takes a bullet for Wolfsbane, and she doesn't even notice. The next few issues focus on the New Mutants grieving. As a bonus, #61 has them learn about the X-Men "dying" in FallOfTheMutants, [=FallOfTheMutants=], so we also get Illyana's grief over her brother's death.


--> '''ForgetMeNot:''' C'mon, miss. Weren't you listening? The way the world sees you isn't nearly as important as the way you see it. And the things you do to make it better. Big or small, kid, it all adds up. A legacy's worth more than the person who leaves it. You're beautiful. Go do something incredible.

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--> '''ForgetMeNot:''' '''[=ForgetMeNot=]:''' C'mon, miss. Weren't you listening? The way the world sees you isn't nearly as important as the way you see it. And the things you do to make it better. Big or small, kid, it all adds up. A legacy's worth more than the person who leaves it. You're beautiful. Go do something incredible.


* ''X-Men Legacy'' #300. An unnamed girl left horrifically scarred after fighting off an attempted rape by a popular football player that caused her town to turn against her [[RippedFromTheHeadlines (in a clear parallel to a number of similar high profile incidents)]] tries to sneak into the Jean Grey School thinking that, as a deformed freak, the X-Men are the only place she'll fit in. However she's caught in the security system and slowly sucked in to her eventual death when an older man walks by, introduces himself as ForgetMeNot, and tells her his story. He's been a member of the X-Men for years but due to his powers, people instantly forget him when they look away, nobody remembers leading to a lonely existence but one he finds fulfilling helping the X-Men from the shadows. Eventually he switches himself for the girl in the security system and tells her to go out and live. [[BittersweetEnding And of course as she turns away, she instantly forgets him and ForgetMeNot's fate is left ambiguous.]]

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* ''X-Men Legacy'' #300. An unnamed girl left horrifically scarred after fighting off an attempted rape by a popular football player that caused her town to turn against her [[RippedFromTheHeadlines (in a clear parallel to a number of similar high profile incidents)]] tries to sneak into the Jean Grey School thinking that, as a deformed freak, the X-Men are the only place she'll fit in. However she's caught in the security system and slowly sucked in to her eventual death when an older man walks by, introduces himself as ForgetMeNot, [=ForgetMeNot=], and tells her his story. He's been a member of the X-Men for years but due to his powers, people instantly forget him when they look away, nobody remembers remembers, leading to a lonely existence but one he finds fulfilling helping the X-Men from the shadows. Eventually he switches himself for the girl in the security system and tells her to go out and live. [[BittersweetEnding And of course as she turns away, she instantly forgets him and ForgetMeNot's [=ForgetMeNot=]'s fate is left ambiguous.]]


* ''X-Men Legacy'' #300. An unnamed girl left horrifically scarred after fighting off an attempted rape by a popular football player that caused her town to turn against her [[RippedFromTheHeadlines (in a clear parallel to a number of similar high profile incidents)]] tries to sneak into the Jean Grey School thinking that, as a deformed freak, the X-Men are the only place she'll fit in. However she's caught in the security system and slowly sucked in to her eventual death when an older man walks by, introduces himself as Forget Me Not, and tells her his story. He's been a member of the X-Men for years but due to his powers, people instantly forget him when they look away, nobody remembers leading to a lonely existence but one he finds fulfilling helping the X-Men from the shadows. Eventually he switches himself for the girl in the security system and tells her to go out and live. [[BittersweetEnding And of course as she turns away she instantly forgets him and Forget Me Not's fate is left ambiguous.]]

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* ''X-Men Legacy'' #300. An unnamed girl left horrifically scarred after fighting off an attempted rape by a popular football player that caused her town to turn against her [[RippedFromTheHeadlines (in a clear parallel to a number of similar high profile incidents)]] tries to sneak into the Jean Grey School thinking that, as a deformed freak, the X-Men are the only place she'll fit in. However she's caught in the security system and slowly sucked in to her eventual death when an older man walks by, introduces himself as Forget Me Not, ForgetMeNot, and tells her his story. He's been a member of the X-Men for years but due to his powers, people instantly forget him when they look away, nobody remembers leading to a lonely existence but one he finds fulfilling helping the X-Men from the shadows. Eventually he switches himself for the girl in the security system and tells her to go out and live. [[BittersweetEnding And of course as she turns away away, she instantly forgets him and Forget Me Not's ForgetMeNot's fate is left ambiguous.]]



--> '''Forget Me Not:''' C'mon, miss. Weren't you listening? The way the world sees you isn't nearly as important as the way you see it. And the things you do to make it better. Big or small, kid, it all adds up. A legacy's worth more than the person who leaves it. You're beautiful. Go do something incredible.

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--> '''Forget Me Not:''' '''ForgetMeNot:''' C'mon, miss. Weren't you listening? The way the world sees you isn't nearly as important as the way you see it. And the things you do to make it better. Big or small, kid, it all adds up. A legacy's worth more than the person who leaves it. You're beautiful. Go do something incredible.

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