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Tear Jerker / Epic Mickey

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  • The scene where Mickey finds Walt's Apartment.
  • The moment when you reassemble Animatronic Goofy and he unlocks Ortensia's house. When you step inside, you can get her locket to give to Oswald, and in the background you see her rabbit children crying and looking up at her picture.
  • The ending of the comic story "There's a hole in the sky" where Oswald discovers that there is a way out of Wasteland via the eponymous hole, and almost reaches it — only for Yen Sid to discover the hole and patch it up, unintentionally trapping Oswald in Wasteland once more.
  • Admit it, you shed a tear when Oswald FINALLY gets his happy ending when Wasteland is restored to its former glory.
    • Many tears were shed during that sequence, especially in the first part where Oswald and Ortensia are finally reunited at last.
  • The fact that Ortensia was turned to stone by the Blot. There's even a picture in Oswald's art gallery of himself sitting on a bench with Ortensia's hat.
    • Also, if you watch "Oh, What a Knight" once you unlock it, you see how much of the short's humor value was derived from Oswald and Ortensia's obsessive love for each other. With that in mind, see what has become of the happy couple in the game....
  • Mickey occasionally meets with toons, such as Horace Horcecollar and Clarabelle Cow, that immediately recognize and greet him as an old friend, but he doesn't remember them at all. And his expression, as he tries and fails to jog his memories, makes it clear that he feels bad about it!
  • The reason Oswald had animatronic Donald, Goofy, and Daisy built is because he knew he would never meet the real Donald, Goofy, and Daisy. NOW TELL ME THAT'S NOT TEAR JERKING!
    • To elaborate more, Oswald used them to relive the adventures Mickey had... But it never filled the void.
  • They bring up the idea that, despite his massive popularity, Mickey might someday be forgotten. Thoughts like that could turn someone into a nihilist.
  • The cutscene where Mickey first sees Oswald's altered version of the "Partners" statue with Walt and Oswald holding hands has made quite a few gamers tear up.
    • Even Mickey himself was moved when saw that statue, though that probably had more to do with his statue being replaced by Oswald's. This is even more powerful if you've seen the real statue.
      • It gets worse when you remember the dialogue during that sequence where Mickey asks Gus about the reason Oswald's suffering.
        Mickey: "What happened to him?"
        Gus: "You happened."
  • Heck, a YouTube user is feeling crappy by doing a evil run for our entertainment. Find it after the good finale in this list.
  • When the Clock Tower gets destroyed by thinner and falls apart, some gamers teared up. Even Gus cries a bit.
    • Even worse, if you do the right thing and defeat it with the Paint method, the sequel implies that Mickey actually used Thinner.
    • But most bad things a good gamer does in a game causes them to feel regret.
  • Do something "bad" in the game. Anything, we're not picky. Now watch as the trodden down members of the Crapsack World let themselves be disappointed for about the millionth fricken' time in their sad, sad afterlife. What the hell, hero. What the hell.
    • Some of these evil actions, like acting selfish, neglecting certain side missions, or using thinner against some bosses, can affect parts of the ending. There is something depressing about seeing robot Goofy trapped in a glass jar or Horace Horsecollar shutting down his business.
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  • This fan video, which pretty much serves as the realistic prologue to Epic Mickey.
  • This fanart featuring Dreamfinder from the original Journey Into Imagination explaining his absence from from WDW with Figment and Oswald.


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