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Tear Jerker / The Mask

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Comic

  • In the comics, the Mask ruins people's lives the moment they put it on and become Big-Head. They're turned into psychopaths, kill or hurt anyone who annoys or had annoyed them and sometimes, they don't feel a moment of regret even when they pull the Mask off. Not to mention, all the chaos attracts the attention of police, criminal organizations and even other seemingly invincible killers like Walter.
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  • The teacher may have humiliated Stanley as a kid, but the panel where she pleads for help after having broken her back shows that she's just a terrified old woman. And then Bighead/Stanley stomps his foot in her mouth deep enough to cut off her airway.

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  • In the movie during the big dance number. Dorian goes to talk to one of his men who had been shot by the cops, after The Mask beat them to the bank. He tries to offer him a smoke to comfort him, but he succumbs to the wound and dies. At first Dorian seems to take it well before he flies into a rage and chucks his Zippo at the TV. Of course it ends up being a Mood Whiplash when in his grief-induced rage he confronts The Mask at the club.
  • After Stanley is locked up in jail, he discovers that Milo followed him all the way to the station. Stanley tells Milo to forget about him and find a new family. But he just lays down near some garbage outside Stanley's cell whimpering for his master. It's one of the saddest scenes in the film. But ever the loyal dog, he stayed there until Stanley need his help to escape.
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  • The look on Stanley's face when he learns Peggy sold him out. It's reminiscent of the look someone would give when they've been punched in the stomach.
  • Though it's a deleted scene, Peggy's death most definitely counts.
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