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Tear Jerker / Petite Princess Yucie

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  • Dan the baker and Mimy's backstories, with him never being around for special moments when she needed him there.
  • Cocoloo's insecurities over being a ghost, being chosen as a model, and as a Platinum Princess candidate. Yucie helps cheer her up, but it's still sad to see.
  • Elmina initially expresses surprise over Gunbard clapping for Yucie despite mistakes, and that she calls him 'dad' while her relationship with her father is cooler.
  • Elmina's backstory, with her parents having high expectations, can be enough to bring tears. In episode 12 when she goes home to Fluffy Cloud Heaven, she imagines a bunch of disembodied faces laughing at her while she tries to do the dance she couldn't do as a child, causing her to mess up and break down crying, saying "I made...a mistake..."
    • In episode 18, she flashes back to that same day...but her robot butler picked her up and carried her off, asking her to do the dance just for him. When Elmina protests, saying she messed up, it wasn't perfect, he tells her that he's sure it will be just fine even so.
  • In episode 12's Heavenly Triathlon, Yucie, Glenda, and Cocoloo manage to inspire Elmina to not give up and that it's okay to try again as they attempt to complete the dance despite mistakes. She eventually joins in and they complete it together. The other girls then inspire Elmina to keep pulling at the lever to open Heaven's Gate even when it looks like she can't go anymore. And while Elmina's father still refuses to acknowledge her, she says she can keep trying, and earns the Crystal Flower of Strength.
  • Glenda resolves to help Amphi even when it appears he has a lover, when she had become attracted to him earlier.
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  • Episode 15 has Yucie in tears after snapping at Pack, and the boy is genuinely hurt. But they make up in the end, bringing happy tears.
  • Elmina sees the stern, stubborn Mr. Rockwell as being like her father and comes to realize that, like his estranged daughter, she is following a different path than her father is. It culminates in her reading a letter to Rockwell from his daughter Sheena. Sheena says that her only regret is that she never got to see her father smile; Elmina cries afterwards, and writes a letter to the King of Heaven wherein she says that his smile is among her most cherished memories.
  • Gunbard and Queen Ercell's backstory. The two of them loved each other, but could not be wed because Gunbard was her knight and a commoner. He set out to piece together the Eternal Tiara and wish for the ability to marry Ercell; knowing the journey was long and dangerous, she agreed to wait for him. While he was gone Ercell remained faithful and refused any arranged marriages—until her father died. With the queen and her people questioning why she would be so cold as to refuse her father's last wish to marry, Ercell was forced to go through with it. Gunbard finally gathered all the pieces and came home to Ercell and her husband.
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  • Beth finally explains her past and how no one came to help her when she called and cried for help.
  • The second-last episode, where Yucie's friends give her no choice but to use the Tiara to save Arc, after secretly making a promise that would erase all her memories of them so she could make the wish without guilt. Making the wish would cause them to cease to exist, and not making the wish would cause the world to be destroyed.
  • The last episode has Yucie remembering her friends and how they ceased to exist once she made her wish.
    • It also has The Reveal of Maga Selent, previously shown as a villain, to be the lost princess of the Magic World who Refused the Call and watched her world suffer—when she finally became the Platinum Princess, her friends disappeared pointlessly as the destruction was too much to stop, and every trace of life in the Magic World was destroyed.
  • Both versions of the ending theme, "Because I Cannot Say It." It's even more affecting in episode 25's ending, where the lyrics revert to the pre-episode 14 ending because the other girls were erased. The music as Yucie's friends bid her goodbye does not help.


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