Tear-jerker moments in Last Child of Krypton:
- As fighting Zeruel Shinji apparently dies. Everybody gets grief-stricken.
- In the rewrite Ritsuko cries when Superman tries to comfort her because she is convinced that she deserves being abused because of all the things she has done to further Gendo's goals.
- After helping fighting Sahaquiel Shinji shows up in Misato's apartment, unconscious and badly wounded. Asuka holds his hand and sobs, begging him not leaving and crying she needs him.
- A dying Martian Manhunter tells Shinji the story of how SEELE killed off what few superheroes were still active after Second Impact to prevent them from getting in the way of the Instrumentality Project. And after Shinji assures J'onn that he will make things right, the latter finally dies.