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Tear Jerker / Disenchantment

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"If this is sadness, I don't like it one bit."

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Season 1

    "A Princess, an Elf, and a Demon Walk Into a Bar" 
  • Bean's and Luci's talk just before the wedding, especially when Bean says she doesn't even have bridesmaids or friends for support.

    "Castle Party Massacre" 
  • The montage of Bean trying to get someone, anyone, to dance with her at the party, and getting constantly rejected, because everyone's too afraid of her dad killing them.

    "Faster, Princess! Kill! Kill!" 
  • The moral dilemma that Bean faces over being hired as an executioner, her first assignment on the job being to behead an old lady named Gwen, who was convicted of murder (though this being medieval times, she wasn't given anything even close to a fair trial). Bean's guilty conscience gets the better of her, and she's so reluctant and hesitates multiple times, before emotionally confessing that she doesn't have the guts to kill this woman, and quits the job on the spot.

    "Love's Tender Rampage" 

    "To Thine Own Elf Be True" 
  • Elfo's sudden death by an arrow wound, which greatly saddens both Bean and even Luci. Luci reacts with a quiet, hurting, "Who did that?"
  • A while later, a tear evaporates in Luci's eye.
  • The reveal that the statue of Bean's mom Dagmar is actually Dagmar herself. Long ago when Bean was young, her mom drank a poison that turned her to stone. Even worse, the poison was meant for Zog, but Bean accidentally switched their drinks. Zog screamed as he shielded Bean from seeing the rest of this horror. And to top it off, the whole reason Zog wanted the Elixir of Life in the first place was to get her back. And then Bean is forced to choose between Elfo and her mom.
    • And even with all that, there is no triumph when Bean chooses to revive her mother. They embrace, but the episode doesn't end on a hopeful note. It ends with Bean glancing down at Elfo's body and clinging even tighter to her mother, who has no idea what a grueling decision she just had to make, without saying a word.

    "Dreamland Falls" 
  • Elfo's funeral. Even Luci cries.
  • The reveal of Dagmar's true nature. This whole time, she was all too willing to betray her own husband, and Zog was too blinded by his love to see the horrible truth until it was too late. By the end of the episode, Dagmar has turned nearly all of Dreamland's citizens into statues, has taken Bean away to manipulate her for some sinister schemes, has driven a huge wedge between Zog and Oona, and leaves Zog all alone to process how he's lost everything important to him.
    • Zog asking "Do you know what I gave up for you?" to Dagmar when the truth is revealed. You can just hear the heartbreak in John DiMaggio's voice as he says it.


Season 2

    "The Disenchantress" 
  • Jerry's death while trying to save Bean from Dagmar. Bean is genuinely saddened by his death, while even Cloyd expresses shock that Dagmar would dare kill their youngest brother.

    "Stairway to Hell" 
  • Elfo's personal Hell is an eternity of watching Bean decline to bring him back to life in favor of her mother. Bean's is watching Elfo.

    "The Lonely Heart is a Hunter" 
  • Zog and Ursula genuinely make each other happy, but they are literally from different worlds, and can't stay together. Zog at first hides Ursula's bear skin so she has to stay human, but when he sees just how difficult she finds living as a human - something so simple as using a fork is a chore that makes Ursula embarrassed and frustrated - he realizes he must let her go back to the forest.

    "Tiabeanie Falls" 
  • Derek's relationship with Bean, which was just starting to improve, is now ruined as Derek sees Bean with a bloody dagger looming over King Zøg.
  • There's something sad about the fact that when Bean, Luci, and Elfo are being burned at the stake, Bean doesn't even try to beg for her life. After the way she's been treated her whole life, she seems resigned to this fate.


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