- Oersted's chapter:
- "As long as there is still one person who believes in you". Oersted clings to those words for dear life, when the kingdom believes he is the Demon King. And when he finally reunites with the princess, only for her to ask why he didn't try to rescue her (he did, above everything else), cries for Straybow (who betrayed Oersted completely), and commits suicide in front of him. Is it any wonder Oersted snapped?
- Even worse, in the Final Chapter you can mind read a bunch of spirits in Akira's dungeon from Oersted's time. One of the spirits is the little boy from the small village who still believed in Oersted even at the very end. Oersted thought there was no one left that believed in him as a hero and became Odio... but there was. The little boy never stopped believing.
- Playing the epilogue with him as the protagonist and winning reveals that even after falling as hard as he did, Oersted has finally realized that it is Lonely at the Top. The last shot is Oersted hanging his head in loneliness and the words "Sad End". Pretty powerful, even for someone who curses humanity.
- Indeed, there is no good ending for Oersted; at best, he gets a Bittersweet Ending. If you win as him in the final chapter, he is left alone as described above. If you lose to Pure Odio, or choose Armageddon as Oersted, everything in all times is destroyed, Odio and all his incarnations included. If you defeat Odio and choose to finish Oersted on the peak, he dies with Alicia's name on his lips. And if you spare him, and defeat his final onslaught, he learns more of the human spirit, but still dies, cautioning them with his last words that anyone can become a demon, like him (at least this one gives him Dying as Yourself status).
- The Kung Fu Chapter.:
- The story of the chapter is based around an ancient martial arts master who reforms and teaches three thieves, and teaches them his style of fighting. No matter what you do, though, two of them are killed in a brutal attack from a rival school.
- This gets even worse on a second playthrough: the one who survives is the one who got the most training, because that one was well-trained enough to be able to get through the battle alive. No matter what order or how evenly you split the amount of training between them, there will always be one student who ends up with an extra day of your attention before the attack. The two you don't choose for that extra day? They die. Which means you — no, not the Master, you, the player — are choosing which one lives.
- After the attack, the Master revisits the graves of the fallen students and expresses his sadness and regret of what happened to the students. He wishes he could teach a lot more to Li, or make Sammo proud of his portly body. But the most heartbreaking one is Yuan's... in which the Master thought it was his fault that he taught Yuan to be brave to the point that he died.
- At the end of said scenario, after the pupil eventually proves himself/herself capable of kicking Odi Wan Lee's ass, the Master tells him/her how proud he is and dies due to his wounds from Odi's assassins, in front of the pupil, rejoining the dead pupils. The pupils' reactions would really invoke sadness, especially when said pupil is Li, who usually presents herself as a headstrong, impulsive girl, broke down screaming and for once called him 'Master', not just 'Gramps'.
- Cube's chapter features a guy named Huey, who the game goes out of its way to make sure suffers. For starters, his girlfriend left him for the pilot, who went out of his way to Kick the Dog and remind him of this fact. Then when Kirk bites it, he's accused of killing Kirk to get his girlfriend by said girlfriend. When the Behemoth breaks out and attacks Rachel, he distracts it, dying in the process. After his death, you enter his room and find that he took exams to be a captain on his computer. The very next message? Greetings. We regret to inform you that you did not pass the exam for qualification as a ship captain. The next exam period is in six months. Then you enter the captain's quarters and read his assessment of the crew. Guess whose name is on the list for being fired? Oh, and his ex-girlfriend doesn't survive the chapter either, so his death was pointless.
- The album memória! gives us a lyrical version of Megalomania. They seem to be in the perspective of Oersted during the end of his chapter, and it shows.It's no game, live or dieNo time for losers, beat the beast, keep on fightingLet's get down, now's the timeThe past is gone, I can't look backI have no love, all I see now is sadnessSky has no mercy, every day is so dark, just cry, cry cryI have no one, all I have now is youSomebody save me cause I wanna be free I try, try, tryWhere to go? Who to be?Losing my time eating me up insideLet's get up, rise to shineIt's now or never, I cannot go backBut where's my hope? All I see now is darkness
Tear Jerker / Live A Live