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  • FF's death, sacrificing herself to save Anasui and Jotaro's memory DISC.
    FF: Look at me, Jolyne. This is my spirit. This is my intellect. I was alive.
    Jolyne: I'm going to get your disc back from the priest! Your Foo Fighters disc! Then you can come back!
    FF: But that will probably be another Foo Fighers. It probably won't be me. This is me. This is me saying goodbye.
  • Weather Report's death at Pucci's hands, something that would've ended the conflict had Jolyne not arrived at the wrong time to give the Big Bad a chance to kill the former. Everyone's thoughts on the matter do not help.
    Hermes: Jolyne... the wind's stopped.
    Jolyne: It can't be... was it because we crashed the car? Because I came here?
    Anasui: Weather came back to life when he left that prison. I can tell. So don't think too deeply about what happened to him. These past few days, Weather was happy. Weather was already saved.
  • The entire climax of the part, the Darkest Hour of the entire JoJo universe, with Pucci causing the entire apocalypse via Made in Heaven.
    • Anasui plans to sacrifice himself so Jotaro can land a hit on Pucci. FF dying for him clearly resonated with him. When he mentions the plan to the group, he also jokingly mentions marrying Jolyne again to Emporio... until Jolyne finally agrees to, seeing that he's change for the better, and that his plan has hope... Not that it matters, since Pucci uses the woman he loves to kill him from a distance.
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    • Jotaro has a chance at killing Pucci... until he notices knives falling toward Jolyne. He moves her out of the way, but it takes just enough time for the time stop to end. He tried to save his daughter and kill Pucci, and ended up failing at both. Not only that, but the last thing he sees before dying is Jolyne getting hit by knives, so he ends up dying knowing that he failed. And just as the cherry on top, the method of his death (having his face sliced open) is exactly how Boingo and Thoth predicted he'd die all the way back in Part 3. It may have taken about thirty years to catch up, but Thoth's predictions are always 100% accurate.
    • Hermes futilely tries to attack Pucci. Tries. In one fell swoop, Jotaro's face and Hermes' arms get sliced off by Pucci.
    • Jolyne's death, where she smiles at Emporio before standing up to Pucci one last time as he closes in. Then a page and a half later, you see her getting ripped apart like tissue paper by Pucci's stand as Emporio breaks down in tears. All that remains is her stand's sunglasses, which quickly disintegrate under accelerated time as a colony of butterflies flutter off.
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    • Emporio witnessing all this, seeing all of his friends die. It gets worse as he tries to shoot Pucci several times, and when Jolyne sacrifices herself, it dawns on him that he's the only one left to stop the nigh unbeatable Pucci.
    • Jotaro and Jolyne's deaths get even worse when one learns that Joseph Joestar is still alive in 2012. If not for the Reset Button that revived them, he'd have outlived his own grandson and great-granddaughter.
  • Even if he's the villain and kills almost everyone in the climax, Pucci's backstory is pretty tragic - things go catastrophically wrong not for just him, but two other characters, on an almost Shakespearean level. A woman's baby is stillborn, so she switches it with one of a pair of twin brothers. Those brothers were Pucci and Weather, the latter of which unknowingly ended up in a relationship with his sister, Perla. Pucci attempts to break them up indirectly (due to having learned the truth from the woman's confession at church), but the detective he hired in the process turns out to have ties to a hate group that goes after Weather and Perla for being a mixed-race couple. Perla kills herself, believing Weather to have died from the beating, but he hasn't - and his powers prevent him from taking his own life. It's no wonder all that lead Pucci to believe You Can't Fight Fate.
  • The Bittersweet Ending itself. Pucci dies and his soul is left in the collapsing Made in Heaven-verse, the old universe is narrowly saved, and with Pucci erased from the main timeline, time resets to before Part 6 as a whole, allowing the main cast to survive and lead much happier lives (especially Jotaro and Jolyne, who have a better bond thanks to Jotaro not needing to hunt down Pucci-aligned Stand users)... but as a consequence of time being reset, the bond between the rest of the main cast members is erased, leaving Emporio to bear the trauma of Part 6 alone as his friends are unable to remember him. The only upshot is that he may just be able to make friends with the new, well-adjusted Jolyne. While it's definitely not as bittersweet as it could have been, there's still some tears to be had.
    • Hit hard with Emporio crying at seeing his friends, now having forgotten the events of the part, which now serves as the page image.
      "Emporio. My name is... my name is Emporio."
  • Jolyne's post-Reset Button name change to Irene is perhaps the most notable reminder that there are no more adventures to be had in the main continuity. The name change symbolizes that there's no need for another JoJo. Pucci is now Ret-Gone, meaning that in this rebooted universe DIO's influence ended back in 1989, when Jotaro obliterated the vampire with Star Platinum. There will always be Stand users to fight, but the most powerful of them have been dealt with. While this is a happy ending in many ways (the most obvious being that Jotaro, Jolyne, and the rest of the Joestars can finally live a happy life after over 100 years of fighting), it's also bittersweet in that all their bizarre adventures are over.
    • Even taking into account the different branches of the Joestar bloodline, Josuke and Giorno don't have much to continue from either. Sure, they're not affected by Pucci's erasure, given they never met him or DIO and weren't killed by Made in Heaven, but the End of an Era applies just as much to them as it does to the main branch. Josuke was born before DIO's death but didn't become involved in the world of Stands until after DIO's death, making him the least connected to the long Joestar-DIO war, and while Giorno is DIO's legacy made flesh, his rigid adherence to the nobility of the Joestar bloodline means that the last of DIO's evil has been purged. With Josuke now a protector of Morioh and Giorno having access to the overpowered Gold Experience Requiem, Stand Users on par with Kira and Diavolo will never be able to rise again. The closest we have to a proper continuation of DIO's legacy is his three sons other than Giorno—but considering that they only awakened their Stands from the now-Ret-Gone Pucci, even this seems to be a dead end (and assuming they do awaken their Stands even without Pucci, Jotaro would likely have them dead to rights as soon as he found out). For the Joestars, the moniker of "JoJo" is now nothing more than an Artifact Name, a mere homage to their glory days.
    • Assuming Jotaro retains his memories of Parts 3-4 in the rebooted universe, he'll still have to live with the trauma of losing his friends one-by-one in the fight with DIO, as well as whatever trauma he got by hunting down Kira. The universe has finally given him and his daughter a normal life, but one has to wonder if he can even enjoy it after all he's been through. The alternative isn't any better, and might actually be worse—if he doesn't remember Parts 3-4, then how much of Jotaro as we know him was saved after the reboot?
  • In a meta sense, the fact that this part is the last time the original continuity was ever visited. For those who have read from Phantom Blood it can be very saddening to see the story that started with Jonathan and Dio come to a close especially after all the time spent reading (or watching) each part of the story. Though for long time fans it may hit them even harder seeing as how the earliest fans have been keeping up with the franchise since 1987 and with Stone Ocean ending in 2003 that meant 16 years of reading JJBA. While Steel Ball Run is considered one of the best parts in the franchise, it's still tough for a lot of people to fully realize that Stone Ocean was the last we'd ever see of all the classic characters and locations.

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