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* Estella Mora's whole character is tragic, despite being a OneSceneWonder. Suffering from dementia and hooked to an oxygen tank, she wastes away at a nursing home and gets no visitors, and she's totally unaware that her sons are dead. [[spoiler: She dies peacefully at Mello's hand in a PetTheDog moment for him]].
* Roger's FreudianExcuse for not liking children, leading up to his first close encounter with Wammy. Not only were his parents emotionally neglectful and [[spoiler: traitors to their country]], he was obligated to marry a girl he got pregnant. Feeling trapped in a marriage he didn't want to be in and disinclined to be a father, Roger neglected her and in private repeatedly wished that the child didn't exist. [[spoiler:Ultimately and to his dismay, his wife died giving birth to his son, who in turn turned out stillborn]]. If his reaction to one of Erin's comments is anything to go by (see below), it seems he never completely recovered from this.

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* Estella Mora's whole character is tragic, despite being a OneSceneWonder. Suffering from dementia and hooked to an oxygen tank, she wastes away at a nursing home and gets no visitors, and she's totally unaware that her sons are dead. [[spoiler: She dies peacefully at Mello's hand in a PetTheDog moment for him]].him.
* Roger's FreudianExcuse for not liking children, leading up to his first close encounter with Wammy. Not only were his parents emotionally neglectful and [[spoiler: traitors to their country]], country, he was obligated to marry a girl he got pregnant. Feeling trapped in a marriage he didn't want to be in and disinclined to be a father, Roger neglected her and in private repeatedly wished that the child didn't exist. [[spoiler:Ultimately Ultimately and to his dismay, his wife died giving birth to his son, who in turn turned out stillborn]].stillborn. If his reaction to one of Erin's comments is anything to go by (see below), it seems he never completely recovered from this.



* Kimiko's troubled relationship with her parents, [[spoiler:presumably because of her being the product of an extramarital affair, which she found out from a neighbor.]] She says that this, combined with her failed attempts to reconnect with her biological father, led to her alcoholism and subsequent trouble with the law. She expresses horrible guilt for not being there for Misa when their parents--with whom she never got to reconcile--were later murdered. [[spoiler:[[HarsherInHindsight Misa runs away right after Kimiko confesses all of this to Erin]], leading to Kimiko falling OffTheWagon and accidentally killing Erin's cat]].
* Even though Light was responsible for his own actions, Soichiro continues to [[ItsAllMyFault blame himself for his son becoming Kira]], and since he lost his job he feels useless and that he's a failure to his colleagues, wife and daughter. Then just when you think it couldn't get any worse, [[spoiler: his undead son comes calling to taunt and threaten him]].
* Misa's breakdown upon finding out that [[spoiler: Lumen is Light]], then [[BrokenPedestal realizing that Light never gave a damn about her]] and with it how empty, lonely and hopeless she truly is. Catching her at her lowest, [[spoiler:Mello]] doesn't ask her what's wrong but does comfort her in his own distant way.
* Erin's [[BreakTheCutie whole character arc]]. Nothing seems to be going right for her, between [[spoiler:being betrayed by Misa again, losing her job and livelihood over a fake publication she had nothing to do with, almost being killed by a Kira fanatic for setting the record straight on TV, having her cat fatally struck by a relapsing Kimiko, and then getting stuck with an insane lovesick shinigami who is strongly implied to be L's reincarnation]]. She seems to be inching closer and closer to a total breakdown.
* Matt having to listen to [[spoiler: Mello and Misa having a tumble RightThroughTheWall]], especially since Matt is implied to have his own feelings for Mello but cannot and will not act on them. Anyone who has heard or watched someone they care about engage romantically or sexually with someone else will know how painful this is.

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* Kimiko's troubled relationship with her parents, [[spoiler:presumably presumably because of her being the product of an extramarital affair, which she found out from a neighbor.]] neighbor. She says that this, combined with her failed attempts to reconnect with her biological father, led to her alcoholism and subsequent trouble with the law. She expresses horrible guilt for not being there for Misa when their parents--with whom she never got to reconcile--were later murdered. [[spoiler:[[HarsherInHindsight [[HarsherInHindsight Misa runs away right after Kimiko confesses all of this to Erin]], leading to Kimiko falling OffTheWagon and accidentally killing Erin's cat]].cat.
* Even though Light was responsible for his own actions, Soichiro continues to [[ItsAllMyFault blame himself for his son becoming Kira]], and since he lost his job he feels useless and that he's a failure to his colleagues, wife and daughter. Then just when you think it couldn't get any worse, [[spoiler: his undead son comes calling to taunt and threaten him]].him.
* Misa's breakdown upon finding out that [[spoiler: Lumen is Light]], Light, then [[BrokenPedestal realizing that Light never gave a damn about her]] and with it how empty, lonely and hopeless she truly is. Catching her at her lowest, [[spoiler:Mello]] Mello doesn't ask her what's wrong but does comfort her in his own distant way.
* Erin's [[BreakTheCutie whole character arc]]. Nothing seems to be going right for her, between [[spoiler:being being betrayed by Misa again, losing her job and livelihood over a fake publication she had nothing to do with, almost being killed by a Kira fanatic for setting the record straight on TV, having her cat fatally struck by a relapsing Kimiko, and then getting stuck with an insane lovesick shinigami who is strongly implied to be L's reincarnation]].reincarnation. She seems to be inching closer and closer to a total breakdown.
* Matt having to listen to [[spoiler: Mello and Misa having a tumble RightThroughTheWall]], RightThroughTheWall, especially since Matt is implied to have his own feelings for Mello but cannot and will not act on them. Anyone who has heard or watched someone they care about engage romantically or sexually with someone else will know how painful this is.


* Even though Light was responsible for his own actions, Soichiro continues to [[ItsAllMyFault blame himself for his son becoming Kira]], and since he lost his job he feels useless and is a failure to his colleagues, wife and daughter. Then just when you think it couldn't get any worse, [[spoiler: his undead son comes calling to taunt and threaten him]].

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* Even though Light was responsible for his own actions, Soichiro continues to [[ItsAllMyFault blame himself for his son becoming Kira]], and since he lost his job he feels useless and is that he's a failure to his colleagues, wife and daughter. Then just when you think it couldn't get any worse, [[spoiler: his undead son comes calling to taunt and threaten him]].


* Even though Light was responsible for his own actions, Soichiro continues to [[ItsAllMyFault blame himself for his son becoming Kira]], and since he lost his job he feels useless and a failure to his colleagues, wife and daughter. Then just when you think it couldn't get any worse, [[spoiler: his undead son comes calling to taunt and threaten him]].

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* Even though Light was responsible for his own actions, Soichiro continues to [[ItsAllMyFault blame himself for his son becoming Kira]], and since he lost his job he feels useless and is a failure to his colleagues, wife and daughter. Then just when you think it couldn't get any worse, [[spoiler: his undead son comes calling to taunt and threaten him]].


* Roger's FreudianExcuse of not liking children, leading up to his first close encounter with Wammy. Not only were his parents emotionally neglectful and [[spoiler: traitors to their country]], he was obligated to marry a girl he got pregnant. Feeling trapped in a marriage he didn't want to be in and disinclined to be a father, Roger neglected her and in private repeatedly wished that the child didn't exist. [[spoiler:Ultimately and to his dismay, his wife died giving birth to his son, who in turn turned out stillborn]]. If his angry reaction to one of Erin's comments is anything to go by (see below), it seems he never completely recovered from this.

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* Roger's FreudianExcuse of for not liking children, leading up to his first close encounter with Wammy. Not only were his parents emotionally neglectful and [[spoiler: traitors to their country]], he was obligated to marry a girl he got pregnant. Feeling trapped in a marriage he didn't want to be in and disinclined to be a father, Roger neglected her and in private repeatedly wished that the child didn't exist. [[spoiler:Ultimately and to his dismay, his wife died giving birth to his son, who in turn turned out stillborn]]. If his angry reaction to one of Erin's comments is anything to go by (see below), it seems he never completely recovered from this.

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--> Suddenly Roger looked stunned, like she'd just punched him in the irritable gut but was trying to maintain the stiff-upper-lip composure of an English gentleman in spite of it. Anger flashed through his eyes for a moment or two but rather than say or do anything to act on it, he regained balance of the lunch tray and passed her by to get back to Near's room. She wasn't worth losing his temper.
--> She shouldn't have said that.


* Erin's [[BreakTheCutie whole character arc]]. Between [[spoiler:being betrayed by Misa again, losing her job and livelihood over a fake publication she had nothing to do with, almost being killed by a Kira fanatic for setting the record straight on TV, having her cat fatally struck by a relapsing Kimiko, and then getting stuck with an insane lovesick shinigami who is strongly implied to be L's reincarnation]], nothing seems to be going right for her. She seems to be inching closer and closer to a total breakdown.

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* Erin's [[BreakTheCutie whole character arc]]. Between Nothing seems to be going right for her, between [[spoiler:being betrayed by Misa again, losing her job and livelihood over a fake publication she had nothing to do with, almost being killed by a Kira fanatic for setting the record straight on TV, having her cat fatally struck by a relapsing Kimiko, and then getting stuck with an insane lovesick shinigami who is strongly implied to be L's reincarnation]], nothing seems to be going right for her.reincarnation]]. She seems to be inching closer and closer to a total breakdown.


* Misa's breakdown after finding out that [[spoiler: Lumen is Light]], and then [[BrokenPedestal realizing then Light never gave a damm about her]] and with it how empty, lonely and hopeless she truly is. Catching her at her lowest, [[spoiler:Mello]] doesn't ask her what's wrong but does comfort her in his own distant way.

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* Misa's breakdown after upon finding out that [[spoiler: Lumen is Light]], and then [[BrokenPedestal realizing then that Light never gave a damm damn about her]] and with it how empty, lonely and hopeless she truly is. Catching her at her lowest, [[spoiler:Mello]] doesn't ask her what's wrong but does comfort her in his own distant way.


* Misa's breakdown after finding out that [[spoiler: Lumen is Light and [[BrokenPedestal realizing Light never gave a damm about her]]]], then how empty and lonely she feels. Catching her at her lowest, Mello doesn't ask her what's wrong but does comfort her in his own distant way.

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* Misa's breakdown after finding out that [[spoiler: Lumen is Light Light]], and then [[BrokenPedestal realizing then Light never gave a damm about her]]]], then her]] and with it how empty and empty, lonely and hopeless she feels. truly is. Catching her at her lowest, Mello [[spoiler:Mello]] doesn't ask her what's wrong but does comfort her in his own distant way.


* Misa's breakdown after finding out that [[spoiler: Lumen is Light and [[BrokenPedestal realizing Light never give a damm about her]]]], then realizing how empty and lonely she feels. Catching her at her lowest, Mello doesn't ask her what's wrong but does comfort her in his own distant way.

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* Misa's breakdown after finding out that [[spoiler: Lumen is Light and [[BrokenPedestal realizing Light never give gave a damm about her]]]], then realizing how empty and lonely she feels. Catching her at her lowest, Mello doesn't ask her what's wrong but does comfort her in his own distant way.


* Kimiko's troubled relationship with her parents, [[spoiler:presumably because of her being the product of an extramarital affair, which she found out from a neighbor.]] She says that this, combined with her failed attempts to reconnect with her biological father, led to her alcoholism and subsequent trouble with the law, and she expresses intense guilt for not being there for Misa when their parents (with whom she never got to reconcile) were later murdered. [[spoiler:[[HarsherInHindSight Misa runs away right after Kimiko confesses all of this to Erin]], leading to Kimiko falling OffTheWagon and accidentally killing Erin's cat]].

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* Kimiko's troubled relationship with her parents, [[spoiler:presumably because of her being the product of an extramarital affair, which she found out from a neighbor.]] She says that this, combined with her failed attempts to reconnect with her biological father, led to her alcoholism and subsequent trouble with the law, and she law. She expresses intense horrible guilt for not being there for Misa when their parents (with parents--with whom she never got to reconcile) were reconcile--were later murdered. [[spoiler:[[HarsherInHindSight [[spoiler:[[HarsherInHindsight Misa runs away right after Kimiko confesses all of this to Erin]], leading to Kimiko falling OffTheWagon and accidentally killing Erin's cat]].


* Kimiko's troubled relationships with her parents, [[spoiler:presumably because of her being the product of an extramarital affair, which she found out from a neighbor.]] She says that this, combined with her failed attempts to reconnect with her biological father, led to her alcoholism and subsequent trouble with the law, and she expresses intense guilt for not being there for Misa when their parents (with whom she never got to reconcile) were later murdered. [[spoiler:[[HarsherInHindSight Misa runs away right after Kimiko confesses all of this to Erin]], leading to Kimiko falling OffTheWagon and accidentally killing Erin's cat]].

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* Kimiko's troubled relationships relationship with her parents, [[spoiler:presumably because of her being the product of an extramarital affair, which she found out from a neighbor.]] She says that this, combined with her failed attempts to reconnect with her biological father, led to her alcoholism and subsequent trouble with the law, and she expresses intense guilt for not being there for Misa when their parents (with whom she never got to reconcile) were later murdered. [[spoiler:[[HarsherInHindSight Misa runs away right after Kimiko confesses all of this to Erin]], leading to Kimiko falling OffTheWagon and accidentally killing Erin's cat]].


* Roger's FreudianExcuse of not liking children, leading up to his first closeh encounter with Wammy. Not only were his parents emotionally neglectful and [[spoiler: traitors to their country]], he was obligated to marry a girl he got pregnant. Feeling trapped in a marriage he didn't want to be in and disinclined to be a father, Roger neglected her and in private repeatedly wished that the child didn't exist. [[spoiler:Ultimately and to his dismay, his wife died giving birth to his son, who in turn turned out stillborn]]. If his angry reaction to one of Erin's comments is anything to go by (see below), it seems he never completely recovered from this.

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* Roger's FreudianExcuse of not liking children, leading up to his first closeh close encounter with Wammy. Not only were his parents emotionally neglectful and [[spoiler: traitors to their country]], he was obligated to marry a girl he got pregnant. Feeling trapped in a marriage he didn't want to be in and disinclined to be a father, Roger neglected her and in private repeatedly wished that the child didn't exist. [[spoiler:Ultimately and to his dismay, his wife died giving birth to his son, who in turn turned out stillborn]]. If his angry reaction to one of Erin's comments is anything to go by (see below), it seems he never completely recovered from this.



* Erin's [[BreakTheCutie whole character arc]]. Between [[spoiler:being betrayed by Misa again, losing her job and livelihood over a publication she had nothing to do with, almost being killed by a Kira fanatic for setting the record straight on TV, having her cat fatally struck by a relapsing Kimiko, and then getting stuck with an insane lovesick shinigami who is strongly implied to be L's reincarnation]], nothing seems to be going right for her.

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* Erin's [[BreakTheCutie whole character arc]]. Between [[spoiler:being betrayed by Misa again, losing her job and livelihood over a fake publication she had nothing to do with, almost being killed by a Kira fanatic for setting the record straight on TV, having her cat fatally struck by a relapsing Kimiko, and then getting stuck with an insane lovesick shinigami who is strongly implied to be L's reincarnation]], nothing seems to be going right for her.her. She seems to be inching closer and closer to a total breakdown.


* Erin's growing suffering due to betrayals, being stalked, her cat dying and growing nearer and nearer to breaking down from the stress and suffering she is going through.
* Matt having to listen to [[spoiler: Mello and Misa having a tumble RightThroughTheWall]], especially since Matt is implied to have his own feelings for Mello. Anyone who has heard or watched someone they care about engage romantically or sexually with someone else will know how painful this is.

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* Erin's growing suffering due [[BreakTheCutie whole character arc]]. Between [[spoiler:being betrayed by Misa again, losing her job and livelihood over a publication she had nothing to betrayals, do with, almost being stalked, killed by a Kira fanatic for setting the record straight on TV, having her cat dying fatally struck by a relapsing Kimiko, and growing nearer and nearer then getting stuck with an insane lovesick shinigami who is strongly implied to breaking down from the stress and suffering she is be L's reincarnation]], nothing seems to be going through.
right for her.
* Matt having to listen to [[spoiler: Mello and Misa having a tumble RightThroughTheWall]], especially since Matt is implied to have his own feelings for Mello.Mello but cannot and will not act on them. Anyone who has heard or watched someone they care about engage romantically or sexually with someone else will know how painful this is.


* Estella Mora's whole character is tragic, despite being a OneSceneWonder. Suffering from dementia and hooked to an oxygen tank, she wastes away at a nursing home and gets no visitors, unaware that her sons are dead. [[spoiler: She dies peacefully at Mello's hand in a PetTheDog moment for him]].
* Roger's FreudianExcuse of not liking children, leading up to his first closeh encounter with Wammy. Not only were his parents emotionally neglectful and [[spoiler: traitors to their country]], he was obligated to marry a girl he got pregnant. Feeling trapped in a marriage he didn't want to be in and disinclined to be a father, Roger neglected her and in private repeatedly wished that the child didn't exist. [[spoiler:Ultimately, his wife died giving birth to his son, who in turn turned out stillborn]]. If his reaction during
* Kimiko troubled relationships with her parents [[spoiler: which led to her finding out from a neighbour that her father wasn't her real dad]] which led to her alcoholism and trouble with the law. Leading her to feel guilty for not being there for Misa when their parents were murdered. [[HarsherInHindSight with Misa disappearing from Kimiko's life right after she confesses this to Erin]]. Leading to Kimiko Falling OffTheWagon.
* Soichiro and his ItsAllMyFault view of his son becoming Kira, even though Light was responsible for his own actions. Along with feeling useless and a failure to his wife and children. Just when you think it couldn't get any worse [[spoiler: His son comes calling]].
* Misa breaking down after finding out that [[spoiler: Lumen is Light and [[BrokenPedestal realizing Light didn't give a damm about her]]]] and realizing how empty and lonely she feels. Leading Mello to comfort her.

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* Estella Mora's whole character is tragic, despite being a OneSceneWonder. Suffering from dementia and hooked to an oxygen tank, she wastes away at a nursing home and gets no visitors, and she's totally unaware that her sons are dead. [[spoiler: She dies peacefully at Mello's hand in a PetTheDog moment for him]].
* Roger's FreudianExcuse of not liking children, leading up to his first closeh encounter with Wammy. Not only were his parents emotionally neglectful and [[spoiler: traitors to their country]], he was obligated to marry a girl he got pregnant. Feeling trapped in a marriage he didn't want to be in and disinclined to be a father, Roger neglected her and in private repeatedly wished that the child didn't exist. [[spoiler:Ultimately, [[spoiler:Ultimately and to his dismay, his wife died giving birth to his son, who in turn turned out stillborn]]. If his angry reaction during
* Kimiko troubled relationships with her parents [[spoiler: which led
to her finding out one of Erin's comments is anything to go by (see below), it seems he never completely recovered from a neighbour that her father wasn't her real dad]] which led to her alcoholism and trouble with the law. Leading her to feel guilty for not being there for Misa when their parents were murdered. [[HarsherInHindSight with Misa disappearing from Kimiko's life right after she confesses this to Erin]]. Leading to Kimiko Falling OffTheWagon.this.
* Soichiro and his ItsAllMyFault view --> "I don't know if you have any kids of his son becoming Kira, even though Light was responsible for his your own actions. Along with feeling useless and a failure to his wife and children. Just when you either but I don't think it couldn't get any worse [[spoiler: His son comes calling]].I need to know that to know you'd make a pretty lousy father if that's what you think."
* Kimiko's troubled relationships with her parents, [[spoiler:presumably because of her being the product of an extramarital affair, which she found out from a neighbor.]] She says that this, combined with her failed attempts to reconnect with her biological father, led to her alcoholism and subsequent trouble with the law, and she expresses intense guilt for not being there for Misa when their parents (with whom she never got to reconcile) were later murdered. [[spoiler:[[HarsherInHindSight Misa runs away right after Kimiko confesses all of this to Erin]], leading to Kimiko falling OffTheWagon and accidentally killing Erin's cat]].

* Misa breaking down Even though Light was responsible for his own actions, Soichiro continues to [[ItsAllMyFault blame himself for his son becoming Kira]], and since he lost his job he feels useless and a failure to his colleagues, wife and daughter. Then just when you think it couldn't get any worse, [[spoiler: his undead son comes calling to taunt and threaten him]].
* Misa's breakdown
after finding out that [[spoiler: Lumen is Light and [[BrokenPedestal realizing Light didn't never give a damm about her]]]] and her]]]], then realizing how empty and lonely she feels. Leading Catching her at her lowest, Mello to doesn't ask her what's wrong but does comfort her.her in his own distant way.



* Matt having to hear the noise of [[spoiler: Mello and Misa having a tumble RightThroughTheWall]], usually PlayedForLaughs but Matt is implied to have feelings for Mello. Anyone who has heard or watched someone they care about doing it with someone else will know the pain that it can bring.

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* Matt having to hear the noise of listen to [[spoiler: Mello and Misa having a tumble RightThroughTheWall]], usually PlayedForLaughs but especially since Matt is implied to have his own feelings for Mello. Anyone who has heard or watched someone they care about doing it engage romantically or sexually with someone else will know the pain that it can bring.how painful this is.


* Roger's FreudianExcuse of not liking children, leading up to his first closeh encounter with Wammy. Not only were his parents emotionally neglectful and [gggg[spoiler: traitors to their country]], he was obligated to marry a girl he got pregnant. Feeling trapped in a marriage he didn't want to be in and disinclined to be a father, Roger neglected her and in private repeatedly wished that the child didn't exist. [[spoiler:Ultimately, his wife died giving birth to his son, who in turn turned out stillborn]].

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* Roger's FreudianExcuse of not liking children, leading up to his first closeh encounter with Wammy. Not only were his parents emotionally neglectful and [gggg[spoiler: [[spoiler: traitors to their country]], he was obligated to marry a girl he got pregnant. Feeling trapped in a marriage he didn't want to be in and disinclined to be a father, Roger neglected her and in private repeatedly wished that the child didn't exist. [[spoiler:Ultimately, his wife died giving birth to his son, who in turn turned out stillborn]]. If his reaction during

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