- In the "historical" chapter featuring Surak. His My God, What Have I Done? while he watches the newscast about the invention of antimatter bombs, and his subsequent Heroic BSoD as he contemplates the death and destruction that are sure to follow are utterly heart-breaking.Death, it was all death, there was no escape from it. Destruction was very near, the death to end all the deaths, unless something was done.
- Thankfully, the second Tear Jerker is from pure joy as Surak has his moment of Epiphany Therapy:Celebration would win, was winning, had won now. Everything was one moment, and that moment was nothing but triumph and joy.
- The historical chapters are rife with these, thanks to the nature of the Vulcans before Surak introduced cthia to them. It's not uncommon for main characters and their loved ones to meet unpleasant fates.
Tear Jerker / Spock's World