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Tear Jerker / Resident Evil 2

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"I'm just a woman who fell in love with you. Nothing more."

  • The remake's Tear Jerker page.

  • The apparent death of Ada Wong.
    • In the A scenario, it has probably the saddest piece of music in the game. It captures the utter grief and anguish of Leon perfectly. He holds his head and falls to his knees in complete despair. Before then, he'd promised her many times his duty as a cop compels him to protect her, only to lose her before the end.
    • See also Narm due to cheesy voice acting.
    • In fairness, most RE fans have a high tolerance for this. Of course, the novelization of that scene hits a lot harder, mostly because we as readers have gotten to hear a lot of Ada's thoughts over the course of the story, and have consequently grown more attached to her as a character.
    • Her death in the B scenario is arguably worse. Ada resigns herself to her doom, she and Leon partake in a Last Kiss as shown in the page's image., and slumps lifeless in Leon's embrace. Leon says "", starts trembling with grief, and screams "ADAAAAAA!!!"
  • Sherry meeting her almost dead mother in Claire B: she's spent the entire game looking desperately for her parents, hoping they've made it through the apocalypse alright... and, when she finds her mom, she's dying from a severe head wound and all she has time to do is to apologize to Sherry for being such a bad mom before dying in her daughter's arms. And all the while, the game is playing one of the saddest pieces of music [1] in the entire series. Then Claire, while trying to be respectful about it, has to hurry Sherry along since the self-destruct claxons are blaring at the moment. Poor Sherry doesn't even have time to properly grieve for her mom.
    • Sherry's life before, during and after the game. Her parents do love her, but they spent most of their time engaging in horrific biological experiments so they didn't have much time for their only daughter. In arguably the canonical version, she gets "impregnated" by her mutated father and never even gets to say goodbye to her mother. THEN, she gets to spend the next 12+ years of her live in government captivity as a test subject, with only occasional visits from Claire to make her feel better.
  • Annette's death in Claire A scenario: after failing to get through to her mutated husband William, she is fatally wounded and bleeding out fast when Claire catches up to her. Even in spite of Annette holding her at gunpoint for most of their interactions, Claire still offers to help her save Sherry. Annette hands over to Claire all the information she needs to make an antidote, and speaks her last words...
    Annette: my daughter. And...tell her I'm sorry I wasn't a better mother. Tell her I love her...Sherry...<*dies*>
  • The police station notes and logs mostly combine this and Nightmare Fuel as they tell how the police officers make repeated, desperate attempts to escape or fight off the monsters they are facing, with one officer's log ending with him about to commit suicide.
  • If you read his file in the third one, then David's death, mentioned in a report found in the police station, becomes this. He was Driven to Suicide, vowing after a 'staff meeting' (the police officers regrouping to discuss what they're going to do about the zombies) to blow his brains out due to letting a coworker who saved his life at his own cost die due to being a coward... but the meeting was attacked by the zombies and he was torn to shreds.
  • The fact that the entire Police Station had prepared a welcoming party for Leon, a new guy that probably none of them had ever met. You can tell that (demented Chief Irons notwithstanding) this cozy small town police station would have been an awesome place to work at just because of the camaraderie. Then of course, the T-Virus happens, and you spend the rest of the game eliminating the walking, cannibalistic carcasses of the very people who were dying to welcome you into the force.