- The Machine Ghost's Disney Death in Giants, as well as Glumshanks' own Disney Death in SuperChargers.
- Sonic Boom's backstory is painful to read.
- Most of the animations of defeated Skylanders. While there are plenty of funny ones, some characters look genuinely sad, as they let their Portal Master down.
- Hugo's despair over seeing Skylands in ruins at the beginning of SuperChargers.
- A meta example: Zap's Wow Pow, "For Riley" was made as a dedication to Riley Van Zyl, a four-year-old boy and Skylanders fan who passed away from a rare form of cancer in May 2012. Riley's favorite character in the series was Zap, and the upgrade was named in his memory.
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