Some characters look like they're always ready to cry. In fact, they probably are and burst into tears on a regular basis. Sometimes, they will try to keep their emotions inside, but ultimately fail. One small incident and they are crying. It is possible for anything to cause them to cry, but it is most often a harsh insult directed at them.
There may be a few reasons for this behavior. They might just be super sensitive and emotional by nature. There might have been something in their past such as emotional abuse from peers or some other form of Break the Cutie that caused them to be this way. Jerkass characters such as The Bully will most likely try to make them cry, in which case the character may eventually force themselves to become desensitized towards insults.
This can go several ways; making the audience sympathetic, comedic exaggeration of realistic people, or triggering a sense of protectiveness. A Drama Queen tries to invoke sympathy but often ends up creating Wangst. Comedic examples are often the Butt-Monkey, as they are easy and amusing to abuse. Moe characters, such as the "Sad Girl In Snow", often prompt feelings of protectiveness both In-Universe and in audiences.
Most often female, though it can also be male (and is usually Played for Laughs if so). With male examples, this tends to be a sign of weakness, immaturity, or femininity, although it may also occur with an Emotional Bruiser who is prone to Manly Tears.
May overlap with Shrinking Violet, a character who is shy and insecure. Compare Cute Clumsy Girl, a similar character whose "flaw" is played for cuteness. Contrast Hair-Trigger Temper which is about characters being prone to anger. Compare Can't Take Criticism if the character is sensitive to criticism. See also The Eeyore, Broken Bird, and Nervous Wreck.
- Dragon Ball Z: Gohan was very much a crybaby during the early Saiyan Saga, though this is justified since he's only four years old at that point. He ends up crying so much that the still-evil Piccolo eventually gets sick of it and threatens to snap his neck if he doesn't stop.
- Mikuru in Haruhi Suzumiya takes this to satirical lengths, easily bursting into tears whenever Haruhi harasses her, which is often. Probably part of the reason Haruhi picked her for the club, as she was intentionally trying to invoke Moe.
- Sumire in You're My Pet is outwardly a Sugar and Ice Girl, but she is often seen hiding in the bathroom, crying.
- Aya Hoshino in Super Gals cries almost every time she talks to Otohata, to the point where Ran assumes (in Volume 6) that "Her entire head must be full of tears...!"
- Mihashi from Big Windup! acts like this due to the bullying he received while in middle school.
Abe: And stop sniveling, it looks like I'm bullying you.
- Princess Shirahoshi from One Piece doesn't just look like she would burst into tears from something trivial like being awakened from a nap — she actually does. She has an excuse though, having watched her mother die and then forced to spend 10 years locked up in a tower due to death threats in the form of giant flying axes that can home in on her. She gets a little better after making some friends, though.
- Baccano!'s Jacuzzi Splot (the show's primary source of man-moe) is prone to crying at the slightest misstep outside of his comfort zone. This, surprisingly enough, doesn't stop him from being a crazily heroic badass when the cards are down. Meanwhile, Lua Klein could be considered a subversion. She looks a lot like this type of character, but is, in reality, an emotionless Death Seeker.
- In Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba there's Zenitsu, and oh boy does he ever. It is mostly used in a comedic way to either show Zenitsu reacting to being rejected by a girl, or his crushing fear of fighting demons despite being a professional demon slayer himself. However, there are a few memorable times where his tears were used for dramatic effect.
- There is also the main protagnist, Tanjiro, who is a rare noncomical male example. He is quite emotionally open and cries quite frequently. In nearly all cases, Tanjiro's tears are used to convey his genuinely kind-hearted and emotionally intelligent nature.
- A male example: Tommy from Digimon Frontier starts off as a shy, easily frightened crybaby who really wants to go home after being taken to the Digital World. He thankfully grows out of this later on.
- Shuuichi Nitori from Wandering Son. In early volumes, she tends to cry a lot, but with age and Character Development she has gotten past that stage. She still lets things go to her head but doesn't cry as easily as she did in early chapters.
- Usagi from Sailor Moon. She's very sensitive and it doesn't take much to make her cry, especially in the first episode of the series.
- Yayoi in Smile Pretty Cure! is described in the first episode as a crybaby whose tears start flowing with even the smallest nudge. She's also seen crying when she uses her Cure powers during the opening.
- Futari wa Pretty Cure gives us a rare villainous example in Regine, who seems to be in a perpetual state of about-to-cry when in her civilian form. She's very soft-spoken, and when repeatedly asked to repeat what she said because they couldn't hear her, she'll suddenly yell and cause everyone in the room to jump. All of these traits melt away whenever she assumes her true form, however.
- Chihiro in Tamayura. What makes it particularly cute is that she's actually crying out of compassion for her friend Fuu (the protagonist) whose father died some time ago. Chihiro starts crying whenever she thinks she might have said something that reminded Fuu of her late father, even after Fuu actually starts to get over her father's death.
- Fumi from Sweet Blue Flowers, a trait that stuck with her since childhood.
Akira: You're always so quick to cry, Fumi.
- Yugi Mutou of Yu-Gi-Oh! is prone to crying if his loved ones (e.g.: his grandfather and closest friends) are in peril.
- Shinji from Neon Genesis Evangelion could be considered a rare serious male example. While he may not fit into American standards of male attractiveness, he is stated to be attractive in-universe, and, thanks to deeply-rooted self-esteem issues and having the pleasure of witnessing his mother turn to goo at an early age, rather insecure, delicate, and all too easy to upset with just a few words, particularly in the prologue arc, where he rarely made it through an episode without a Sparkling Stream of Tears.
- Enju Aihara from Black Bullet is a sweet, kind-hearted 10-year-old girl and a cursed child who, despite being treated like trash for being born with the Gastrea virus in her body like most cursed children, always maintains a sunny disposition. Despite this, one flaw of her character is she's a very sensitive person who is prone to breaking down in tears easily. It's highly implied that if Enju were to find out that she'll eventually die or turn into a Gastrea monster, this would be enough to completely break her forever. At least only in the anime and manga adaptations. The light novels portrayed Enju more as the Wise Beyond Their Years emotionally independent young girl.
- Devilman and DEVILMAN crybaby has one of the most famous male examples: before becoming Devilman, Akira Fudo was prone to bursting into tears at the slightest provocation. It is stated, however, that he only cries for others because he is so empathetic, and it is this compassion that allows him to resist the demon Amon's influence and retain his humanity after being merged with him. Near the end of the story, after Miki's murder, Akira states that he has no more tears to shed. Not long after, Ryo Asuka/Satan kills him in battle, the main source of his power lost with Miki's death.
- Steins;Gate: Ruka Urushibara is a fairly standard - albeit male - example who appears ready to cry all the time, and it becomes even more prevalent after he becomes a she via D-Mail, and Okabe insists that she's a boy, driving Ruka to tears every time it comes up. Of course, if your crush started (unintentionally) calling you the opposite gender, insisting you're an Incompatible Orientation all the time, it would be somewhat upsetting.
- Rare male example from Heat Guy J in the form of Clair Leonelli, when he was young. (Probably because as Overlord Jr., he didn't have any friends to play with, and his dad was abusing him.) This endears him to then-12-year-old Giovanni, who promises to protect him forever.
- Shiemi from Blue Exorcist. She even grows plants! Reconstructed as it's more to do with how empathic she is and she quickly toughens up and gets badass, to the point her connection with plants is of a Green Thumb nature that lets her curb-stomp her enemies.
- Kaoruko in Comic Girls is very sensitive and prone to negative thoughts (suicidal ones included). It has been pointed out being "too emotionally fragile" is the main barrier preventing her from becoming a successful Sequential Artist. She frequently cries in this series, on the magnitude of Once a Chapter.
- Kazuma Mamizuka from Gakuen Babysitters is constantly teary-eyed and can be prone to crying at the drop of a hat, though this can be justified since he's only a toddler. This is in stark contrast to his twin brother Takuma, who's an outgoing Perpetual Smiler.
- Reiko Osumi from The Unforgiving Flowers Blossom in the Dead of Night cries Tender Tears even while smiling, befitting her Pollyanna nature, and is as gentle as can be, which unfortunately makes the poor girl an easy target for all the bullies around her. The usual gentle personality associated with this trope, however, is subverted as its a cover; she is, in actuality, The Corrupter, Alpha Bitch, and Big Bad of the series- her tears are The Corruption turning kids into bullies.
- Violet Evergarden has the titular Violet. While she's initially very stoic due being unable to express her emotions properly, as she goes through Character Development she becomes very prone to tearing up, particularly in the anime adaptation where she cries a lot. Especially in the last half of the first season, to the point that it's practically a Once an Episode occurence.
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Emotional Bruiser Alex Armstrong is frequently moved to Manly Tears of joy and other emotions.
- Kira Yamato, protagonist of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED. Not only does he cry frequently, several characters refer to him as a crybaby. It gets to the point where: a) Kira himself swears not to cry again, b) he's told it's fine and good to cry by All-Loving Hero Lacus Clyne, and c) the spirit of his dead girlfriend Flay gently tells him at the end he doesn't have to cry anymore, because she'll truly protect him. He takes it to the other extreme in the sequel by not crying once.
- In Tamagotchi, Memetchi is this to the extreme, as she is very prone to tearing up, especially in The Power Of Gossip. Chamametchi as well to lesser degree cries quite a bit too.
- In the manga series Fluffy Fluffy Cinnamoroll from Sanrio Cinnamoroll's friend Mocha has a habit of bursting into tears and bawling when something goes really wrong for her, she's even described as a crybaby in the book. It doesn't help that she's pretty unlucky either.
- Izuku Midoriya from My Hero Academia can and will start crying, oftentimes violently, due to any and every emotion. He gets it from his mother.
- Takemichi from Tokyo Revengers is a very emotional guy and whether he's sad or overflowing with passion, he's liable to bursting into tears. It reaches the point that Akkun even refers to him as "Crybaby Hero."
- Cars and Cars 2: Mater gets very upset over every little thing. He's a very sensitive person and there were signs that he got upset in the first film but he showed more emotions in the second film. He literally got very depressed after McQueen fired him from being a pit crew chief and felt guilty about and decided to go home. When others make Mater cry or upset, its considered an extreme act of cruelty because he is super sweet and he has special needs. He's like a child. Hes a very caring helpful person whose purpose in life is to serve others out of kindness and love and to see him upset about any little thing is just extremely devastating. Even though we are supposed to laugh with Mater, he is definitely a person who is emotional enough to not be Played for Laughs.
- Inside Out: Sadness, due to being an Anthropomorphic Personification of depressive feeling. For her, it seems like the best thing to do is just lie on the floor and have a good cry:
Sadness: Crying helps me slow down and obsess over the weight of life's problems.
- My Little Pony: The Movie (1986): The Grundles burst into tears whenever Grundleland is so much as named, as any reminder of how much they miss their lost homeland will open the floodgates. Their king has become extremely careful not actually bring Grundleland in conversation as a result.
- Sissy Villain Prince John from Disney's RobinHood. He's a whiny and over-emotional Manchild who constantly sucks his thumb and cries very easily.
- Sarah Packard from The Hustler, who has been rejected and scorned so many times that she needs to drown her sorrows to get through the day. Needless to say, she's prone to this trope whether drunk or sober.
- Marquis from The Legend of Frenchie King cries easily. This is played for irony as he's subservient to very masculine women.
- During the second half of Revenge of the Sith, the usually optimistic and resilient Padmé Amidala becomes a lot more emotionally fragile and prone to breaking down in tears. This is justified, both because her pregnancy is making her more sensitive and because she's stuck in a really dire situation, such as an ominous premonition that she'll die in childbirth hanging over her, her husband sneaking around doing shady things for the Chancellor, the Chancellor being revealed as a Sith Lord who is actively taking over the galaxy, the Jedi being framed and exterminated, and finding out her husband has turned to the Dark Side, among other things.
- Officer Arnaud is this way throughout Thunder Road. It's justified, though, given that his mother just passed and he's fighting to share custody of his daughter.
- X-Men: Days of Future Past: Past Charles Xavier's psychological health is so poor that the slightest thing can upset him, and he's regularly seen with wet, reddened eyes or tears streaming down his face.
- Little Miss Shy of Mr. Men fame is such a Shrinking Violet that if anyone upsets her, she'll burst into tears. Notable examples are in the TV episode "Mr. Impossible's Lesson" note and in Little Miss Magic's story note
- Little Miss Tiny is the runner up behind Little Miss Shy as the biggest crybaby in Misterland. She cries over being lonely, being trapped in Mr. Mean's house, about rain dropping on her (In the book of the 90s cartoon episode "An Unforgettable Sunday for Little Miss Tiny"), when Mr. Rude insults her, when an ogre steals her lollipop, when she falls and hurts herself (In the Sanrio version of Little Miss Hug's story) and when her thimble goes missing.
- Beth Ellen Hanson of Harriet the Spy is described as "Always look[ing] like she might cry". In a subversion, Harriet writes that this just makes her want to kick her and get it over with. In Beth Ellen's own book, The Long Secret, we learn that Beth Ellen cries in private because her grandmother has taught her that's what a Proper Lady does. But she has a crying fit during a sleepover after her Rich Bitch mother returns — and Harriet gently takes her hand and holds it until she's through.
- Every single darn character in The Tale of Genji, male or female. The Shining Prince himself is incredibly lachrymose. Of course this was considered an attractive characteristic in Heian Japan.
- Enid Blyton's Malory Towers school stories feature Mary-Lou, who is this trope to a T. She gets a lot better.
- Mary Anne Spier, secretary of The Baby-Sitters Club, is described as being so sensitive she'll cry at long-distance telephone commercials.
- In Those That Wake's sequel, Rose is this, mainly stemming from childhood trauma.
- In Zilpha Keatley Snyder's "The Changeling", it is abundantly clear early on that fearful, shy, clumsy Martha Abbott cannot fit in with the rest of her Perfect Suburban Family and has no way to make them take her seriously. She's treated almost like a pet (she's even called "Mouse"), and her only defense, indeed her only means of self-expression, is to cry. The author herself admitted later she didn't realize a lot of the subtleties she was creating with this book.
- Petra bint Minden in Caliphate is a shy and emotionally vulnerable girl that is easily spooked and cries a lot. Considering she was raised as a second-class citizen in a Taliban-like state due to being a female Christian and what happens to her over the course of the story, she has plenty of valid reasons to.
- Daylen Namaran in Shadow of the Conqueror is a male example played seriously, largely because of his endless guilt, though there's also an element of immaturity to it, as he's a self-admitted Psychopathic Manchild. If he cried any more often, everyone would be sailing across an endless ocean instead of an endless sky, and the chance of showers increases exponentially when Lyrah is nearby or on his mind, sometimes to the point of putting him into an Angst Coma. In keeping with the intense nature of the story, all of this is Played for Drama.
- Elsie Dinsmore: The titular Elsie cries at least once per chapter, whether it's because she didn't follow Biblical scripture or her family is yelling at her over every tiny mistake she makes. Many readers really don't like her because of this.
- Kiara from Rogue gets upset very easily. At school she used to cry almost every day from being teased and ostracized, earning her the nickname Crybaby Kiara.
- Fire & Blood: Daella Targaryen, third daughter of Jaehaerys I and Queen Alysanne, was prone to crying uncontrollably at the slightest provocation (or even no provocation at all) even into her teenage years. Part of the difficulty in finding someone to marry her off to was picking a man who wouldn't get her going again.
- Kellen is a male example from the Spellslinger Series who cries when he's afraid (which is often), cries when he's happy, and cries after every battle or near death experience because of the adrenaline rush. A couple characters give him guff over this, but otherwise it is presented in a sympathetic light.
- The Brady Bunch: Marcia is by far the biggest crybaby of the Brady siblings. She cries when she doesn't get to go on a family ski trip, gets kicked out of a play, is rejected by a potential date to a school dance (and then several years later, after another date rejects her), is treated rudely by her siblings while reading her campaign speech for student body president, when she wilts under pressure during her driving test, when she has to wear braces... she just has frail nerves. As an adult, Marcia wells up when she is unable to find work as an adult and after realizing she's humiliated her family at a ribbon-cutting for one of Mike's office complex projects.
- Cheers: Rebecca, post-Flanderization, becomes liable to start crying any time she brings up a story from her youth. At one point, she starts tearing up even as she vows not to. All this gets is a deadpan remark from Norm that she almost broke her record for not crying.
- Josh from Drake & Josh tends to get super emotional pretty easily. Whether it's having his Kindergarten diploma smashed, missing out on his chemistry exam, accidentally running over Oprah, or losing a baby he's supposed to be babysitting. It's often Played for Laughs.
Josh: Wait! I hear crying! Oh, it's just me!
- Little House on the Prairie: Virtually every one of the Ingalls, especially Charles(!) and Laura, who often cried at the drop of a hat. Except for possibly Nels Olesen and his son, Willie, most of the other people of Walnut Grove were more than willing to share their feelings, from big, hulking men like Jonathan Garvey and the uncouth Mr. Edwards to the spoiled tantrums of Harriet Olesen and her daughters, Nellie (in her spoiled, wild years) and especially Nancy. This ironically is vastly different from the books, where despite numerous hardships the Ingalls were incredibly stoic and discouraged showing emotions or complaining when they were struggling.
- The Closer: Despite being a tough Action Girl, our heroine is always one blink away from tearing up.
- Tess in The BBC's 2008 adaptation of Tess of the d'Urbervilles, as played by Gemma Arterton.
- In the episode "The Understudy," Jerry's girlfriend cries at almost anything from dropping a hot dog to her untied shoelace. However, she doesn't cry when her grandmother dies.
- Both George and Elaine regularly bust into tears whenever something upsets them. One example with the former, George drives himself to tears when he tries to take the nickname "T-Bone" away from a co-worker who was given the same nickname, while with the latter, Elaine is banned from a nail salon and actually wanders the streets in the rain bawling her eyes out about it.
- A Take Our Word for It male example in Wings, when Helen dates a man who cries when she mentions her dead dog; she becomes disillusioned when she realizes he cries at everything. "We went to a Marx Brothers film and he was crying because Harpo couldn't talk."
- Guinevere in Merlin, mainly because the writers do a lot of horrible things to her, lampshaded by the actress herself: "they like making me cry." Of course, she's also a perfect example of Silk Hiding Steel: expect her to cry whilst simultaneously demonstrating great strength of character.
- In one episode of The Monkees Mike describes Peter as "Kinda sensitive. Cries at card tricks." As the group's pacifist, this is his way of losing his temper.
- Oz provides a non-comedic (REALLY non-comedic) male example in one-shot character Guillaume Tarrant. He's an art vandal who has the incredible misfortune of being locked up in a maximum-security prison with the show's standard roster of killers and rapists. He's in tears at the harassment he suffers from other inmates on his first day, and repeatedly thereafter. Things... do not improve for him.
- On Succession, the morose, depressive Kendall Roy has crying fits in the premiere and finale of Season 1, and spends the next season either weeping or looking like he's a blink away from tearing up.
- "Cry Baby" by Melanie Martinez:
You seem to replace your brain with your heart
You take things so hard and then you fall apart
You try to explain but before you can start,
Those cry baby tears come out of the dark
- Tears for Fears: In "I Believe", the narrator's emotional vulnerability is expressed by how easily he cries.
And I believe that if I'm crying while I write these words
Is it absurd, or am I being real?
I believe that if you knew just what these tears were for
They would just pour like every drop of rain
- According to one of his less-effectual titles in Yggdra Unison, Nessiah, despite his status as the local Magnificent Bastard, cries very easily when hurt or frustrated. If the player's performance is substandard, this happens often enough that his enemies start to mock him for being childish, and his subordinates have to devote a lot of time to taking care of him. As Nessiah's social skills are strange at best, he never really becomes cognizant of the burden he's putting on them.
- Evanine in the Neverwinter Nights mod Tales of Arterra.
- Neimi of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones is pegged as a crybaby right from the start. Being childhood friends with Colm doesn't help much. Amusingly subverted in their final support conversation, where he hears her howling and asks why, rattling off a long list of reasons. Neimi tells him she's in a good mood and just had something in her eye this time, much to his consternation.
- Gokotai from Touken Ranbu, who almost constantly sounds like he's about to cry. Ironically, this doesn't change after his Kiwame training, despite Taking A Level In Badass the first thing he says when he returns is a tearful apology for "only" defeating Uesugi Kenshin three times instead of five.
- Tiger I from Panzermadels, especially when it comes to the time when she ran over Erwin. We find out earlier that it's because she "breaks down a lot" which is a design flaw.
- Ganryu from the Tekken series is a rare male example, but it's usually Played for Laughs. Examples include when he cries after defeating Jinpachi in Tekken 5, and also is the only male to cry in his lose pose when paired up with Jaycee.
- Josie Rizal is probably an even better example. She cries in her intro/outro poses, and being a crybaby is pretty much a large part of her character. She does show moments of confidence and being upbeat, though.
- Just Shapes & Beats: The cube friend appears to always have a Single Tear running down their face, even when they're smiling. In "Close To Me", they cry tears made out of pink stuff as their first and last attack.
- Super Mario Bros.: Luigi is a sensitive guy and is especially exemplified as such in the Mario & Luigi games where he'll often burst into Ocular Gushers whenever he's scared or upset.
- Dan Hibiki of Street Fighter is a comical example. He's real dramatic in general (to go with his hot-blooded loser persona), but he'll get emotional over something as minor as a sparring match with his dojo students.
- Yoriko in Da Capo at first has great trouble interacting with people and, of course, always seems close to tears. Oddly enough, having rocks thrown at her apparently didn't bother her in the slightest.
- Kotomi in CLANNAD is more or less exempt from Tomoya's normal teasing due to her reaction of starting to tear up and ask if someone is a bully when feeling at all threatened. Naturally, learning to deal with Kyou takes her a little while.
- Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair has Mikan Tsumiki, who is so timid and insecure she can barely hold a conversation without bursting into tears or having a meltdown. This is Played for Drama, as Mikan has been so heavily bullied throughout her life that she instantly suspects anyone she talks to wants to abuse her and will willingly degrade herself so someone will pay her attention, even if it's negative. This makes it all the more shocking when she's the killer of Chapter Three, and a double-murderer who's in love with Monokuma/Junko at that.
- Zebra Girl: Poor Mad Mabel. She manages to survive in the Subfusc despite being a normal surrounded by mysterious and magical creatures, but she is the subject of mockery and even cruelty from others (including Sandra, though she stops halfway), and got pressured by Incubus to do his bidding (and when that fails, he kidnaps her). She seems lost and slightly depressed, despite trying to keep a smile on her face, and nearly cried when Sandra took her thimble away from her.
- Played for Laughs in Whomp!, as Ronnie will burst into tears at the smallest conflict, including three times in a single conversation.
- In Homestuck, Jadesprite bursts into tears at the drop of the hat, and is constantly lamenting the bad things that happened to her. This greatly annoys Jade, who's embarrassed that an alternate version of her could be like that.
- Stand Still, Stay Silent: While it has yet to be actually shown on-panel, there is plenty of evidence towards Onni being this. He's implied to have spent the better part of a trip crying, and a scene has a character guessing he's about to burst into tears. Onni also has a Brutal Honesty prone cousin who, when someone else randomly wonders what Onni could be currently doing, answers "crying".
- In Yokoka's Quest, Kalliv cries a lot, sometimes Ocular Gushers.
- While Misfile's Ash isn't a particularly impressive example of the trope, one of the things he most resents about the Gender Swap is the increased hormones making him more prone to emotional outbursts, usually taking the form of tears of frustration/anger. Never Played for Laughs.
- Caillou: The eponymous character and his baby sister are infamous for crying at the drop of a hat. The wiki even has a list of the number of times they cried.
- Daria: Stacy Rowe collapses in tears over the slightest thing. Luckily, she starts to grow out of it in the fifth season, and in one episode her reputation as this even works to her advantage when she's trying to trick an audience.
- Ed, Edd n Eddy: Played for Laughs with Jimmy. He's quite sensitive, which clashes with his headstrong and protective friend Sarah.
- Futurama: Bender, while almost totally unconcerned for the feelings of others, is highly sensitive himself and will go into Cry Cute or Inelegant Blubbering at the drop of a hat.
- Bender: I mean, being a robot's great, but we don't have emotions, and sometimes that makes me very sad. [sniffling]
Farnsworth: Oh, lordy lou, there he goes again. Well, let's give baby what he wants.
- Kaeloo: Eugly the rabbit. She will burst into tears (with Ocular Gushers) at the slightest insult. Sadly, the rest of the cast don't care, and they're always being mean to her.
- Littlest Pet Shop (2012): Penny Ling is shy and prone to tearing up.
- The Loud House: Several characters have a tendency to cry at the drop of a hat:
- Lori Loud is the firstborn of the Loud children, but she has a tendency to dissolve into Inelegant Blubbering when she's lonely, or when she's simply had a bad day.
- Lily Loud is a Cheerful Child, but there are times when she gets upset and cries. She can even make herself cry on command. Justified in her case, as she is a baby.
- Lynn Loud Sr., the father of the Loud children, is a male example that isn't always played for laughs. As a matter of fact, it is implied that this trope runs in the family, as his father Leonard is just as Prone to Tears as he is, and it is implied that Lori got this trait from Lynn Sr. in turn.
- Bobby Santiago, Lori's boyfriend, is a Kindhearted Simpleton, and thus is also a male example that isn't always played for laughs. In fact, one of his crying fits is currently the page image for The Casagrandes' Tear Jerker page.
- Tía Frida also cries easily, often bordering on Ocular Gushers.
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Fluttershy started out as one. Note that, however, she is growing out of this big aspect of her, as she has become noticeably more assertive in Season 2 and on. There was, in fact, a whole episode based on it and, while it hasn't gotten as extreme as the events in it, she has repeatedly shown herself able to break out of this attitude in emergencies.
- Nature Cat: Despite being enthusiastic and determined, Nature Cat is also very emotional, in which he cries a lot. Such examples include whenever he begins to lose hope, or lose something he loves, he will most likely cry at the drop of a hat. note His best friend Hal also tends to cry many times due to him being very sensitive, yet he's also very kind and innocent. In both cases, their friends stick up to them and help them resolve their problems.
- Peppa Pig:
- The titular character's little brother George is a male example of this trope, which is justified because he's a toddler, and crying is one way toddlers communicate. Whenever he cries, his tears shoot out of his eyes like a water pistol. Same thing goes for Richard, Edmund, Zuzu, Zaza, and Baby Alexander.
- Here's a list of the instances where someone cries
- The Powerpuff Girls: Bubbles is normally this (especially in the first season episode "Octi-Evil") but once in a while, she's not afraid to kick it up a notch.
- Regular Show has Pops, who is another rare male example that isn't always played for laughs. Pops is very sensitive and it doesn't take much to make him cry. When someone does greatly upset him, his friends immediately come to his aid and stick up for him.
- Rugrats: All of the babies are this to some extent, justified with all of them because they are babies.
- Tommy Pickles may be a fearless, adventurous, cheerful and happy-go-lucky leader, but there are a lot of episodes where he cries, and it is heavily justified as he is a baby
- His best friend Chuckie Finster also cries a lot due to him being very shy and sensitive, though not to Tommy's extent.
- Angelica Pickles cries a lot, mostly when things dont go her way.
- Susie Carmichael started this way in her first appearance though she grows out of this in later episodes to make her a good foil towards Angelica.
- Dill Pickles, being the youngest, is not above crying, especially when he's upset.
- Phil & Lil also often cry, usually with Tommy & Chuckie.
- SpongeBob SquarePants is a male example of this that isn't always Played for Laughs. In fact, making SpongeBob cry is considered a gross act of cruelty, and whoever is responsible for hurting his feelings almost immediately gets scolded by whoever happens to witness it, or just feels guilty. It really doesn't take very much to make him cry, either, as it got more pronounced in the later seasons, due to Flanderization.
- Steven Universe:
- The titular character apparently can't cry on command, but tears up easily:
Steven: I guess I'm just too tough to cry.
Pearl: Just this morning you were crying about snakes.
Steven: [in tears, whimpering] They don't have any arms!
- Blue Diamond is quite emotionally unstable, unintentionally harmful to those she loves (mainly Yellow Diamond), and extremely self-observed. Grieving certainly only highlighted these features in her, and at this point, the only Gem who could've opened her eyes to it (Yellow) doesn't do so because she's afraid of breaking Blue even further.
- The titular character apparently can't cry on command, but tears up easily:
- Thomas & Friends: Percy often tends to get upset rather easily, usually when he gets confused or is given a hard time by the other engines.
- Winx Club: Lockette is prone to crying when in trouble and freaks out a lot, especially if Darkar is involved. She manages to grow out of this eventually.
- Word Party: Lulu the Panda is usually this, especially in Season 1, though she can be hot-blooded and passionate sometimes.