Tear-jerker moments in Walking in the Shadow of Dreams:
- After Third Impact Asuka's mental scars worsened. After her big freak-out she returned to Germany, convinced that she she burnt all her bridges in Japan and everyone hated her. She spent around a decade in Europe, trying to recover, feeling lonely and unloved, thinking the only people had cared about her considered her a psychotich nutcase.
- Shinji spends the night beside a drunken Asuka while she weeps and cries, telling she is a failure, nobody cares about her, and she is incredibly frightened of becoming like her mother.
- Rei miscarriaging her and Kensuke's baby.