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Tear Jerker / Super Mario Galaxy

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  • The storybook segments in Super Mario Galaxy. The art style and background music is slightly heart-rending to begin with, but it gets worse when Rosalina admits to herself that her mother is "sleeping under the tree in the hill".
    • At first the music is just like all of the other storyline segments but after the playback of young Rosalina's memories the music changes as she has a complete breakdown.
      Rosalina: I want to go home! I want to go home right now! I want to go home! I want to go back to my house by the hill! I want to see my mother! But I know she's not there! I knew all along she wasn't out there in the sky! Because...because... she's sleeping under the tree on the hill!
  • Not to mention the game's ending: All of the Lumas die due to what appears to be the universe ending... followed by muted baby cries, representing that they have been reborn.
    • When your Luma chirps and waves goodbye to you before hurling itself into the black hole.
    • Related to this, if you finish the game with all 120 stars, the bonus scene after the credits will likely have you crying tears of a different sort; after Rosalina says her farewell and her ship takes off, the camera pans back to the Gateway Galaxy planet and zooms in to reveal your Luma peeking from behind a rusted mushroom ship (presumably the same one from the storybook) and waving, alive and well after all... followed by a shot of the Luma chirping as it soars into the air.
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    • When the black hole forms and begins sucking the characters into it, Mario and Peach desperately reach for each other before flying apart.


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