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Tear Jerker / The Button

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  • Bruce being forced to watch Eobard destroy Thomas' letter.
  • The second half of The Button, where Batman and The Flash manages to return to the Flashpoint Universe and encounter Thomas Wayne in the flesh again.
    • It is shown that the world that they went to has deteriorated ever since Flash went back to the Speed Force, as even though the final moments of Flashpoint world seemed to have end, it somehow still clinging on to existence, and it caused the war between the Atlanteans and the Amazons to spread throughout the world whilst causing countless deaths from both sides and ordinary humans alike. It is hinted that the sustained existence of Flashpoint despite fixing the timestream is caused by Doctor Manhattan himself.
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    • The saddest part is that the Flashpoint has suddenly become to disintegrate itself, and while it is sad to see characters from side stories of Flashpoint (e.g. Deathstroke and his daughter, Dick Grayson's circus troupe, Lois Lane and the Resistance in the UK etc.) being erased from existence, the final encounter between Thomas & Bruce Wayne is heartwrenching as the former refuses to go with him back to the prime universe, with his last words being to stop being Batman for once, and be a father for Damien Wayne in a way that Thomas couldn't do for Bruce.
    Thomas: You were my world, son. I delivered you myself... and the moment I saw you... I knew every choice I'd ever made had been the right ones... because they led to you. You're the greatest gift this life has ever given me. And there is more I should have shared in that letter, so listen to me... don't be Batman. Find happiness. Please. You don't have to do this. Don't do it for me. Don't do it for your mother. Be a father for your son in a way I never could be for you. Let the Batman die with me.
    Bruce: We can save you!
    (Bruce and Barry disappear)
    Thomas: You have.
    • Combined with Crowning Moment of Awesome and Tearjerker on this part, Thomas Wayne has to say this as soon as he is about to be erased from the white void consuming the Flashpoint
    Thomas Wayne: Sometimes we fall son, but always remember, Waynes never stay down...We rise
  • Jay mentioning that the outside force stole everything from him. Like Wally before him, he's lost the love of his life — Joan Garrick, the woman he'd been married to for decades.
    • In Flash #23, Barry says in an internal monologue that despite not knowing who Jay was, he's still crushed losing him.
      Barry: He knew me... but I wasn't able to save him... When he left, it felt like a piece of me left with him...
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  • Bruce remembering Thomas' plea, and not answering the Bat-signal in the sky.

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