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Jun 26th 2012 at 10:21:02 AM •••

I think that the "Non-Video Game Examples" ought to be done away with.

This is a Video Game trope. Non-Video Game Examples should be under Tearjerker.

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May 29th 2015 at 12:53:16 PM •••

I think it should be limited to in-universe examples.

May 28th 2012 at 2:48:23 PM •••

What is the difference between this trope and Tear Jerker ?

Because judging by the description and most examples, this trope is just Tear Jerker, but in videogames. Or am I missing something?

Sep 15th 2011 at 9:45:37 AM •••

There are a LOT of examples in pretty much every category of video game on this page. Perhaps they should be moved to separate subpages to keep this page from becoming too cluttered.

May 15th 2011 at 4:30:52 PM •••


Yeah, FINALLY they are. Seriously, if the trope description says that the spoilers would be unmarked, DO NOT MARK THE SPOILERS! It took me over an hour to remove all the spoiler tags. It's ridiculous how many people refuse to follow the trope description.

Apr 4th 2011 at 8:46:02 AM •••

You know, in Final Fantasy 4...

"Only one of them actually stays dead, despite the obvious absurdity of anyone surviving any of the above scenarios."

This is actually an inversion of Gameplay and Story Segregation, since all the characters that "die" and then come back are healed by the same mechanics that heal the party when they are "killed" in battle; most of the "dead" heroes heal by resting in bed for periods of time.

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Apr 4th 2011 at 8:53:04 AM •••

It's not about them recovering, it's about them surviving in the first place. Cid, for instance, explodes. He's got a bomb in his hand, it goes off in his hand, and it's strong enough to level a mountain.

Mar 25th 2011 at 4:59:36 PM •••

Hey, we should organize the video game entries in folders. Also, as a question, is there an other media equivalent?

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Mar 30th 2011 at 5:12:04 PM •••

Can someone tell me how to put correct folders? I'm trying every single markup loophole I can think of and it still won't work. I just decided that this page is a little too big.

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Dec 13th 2010 at 11:30:00 AM •••

Ostensibly because it can be broken down into more or less objective criteria:

1. Sidekick/supporting character intended to be sympathetic 2. Said character is killed/injured to motivate player

Whether or not those two points succeed is, indeed, subjective, but the invocation and use of the trope isn't dependent on the audience's interpretation as much as the authorial intent.

May 23rd 2010 at 9:17:33 PM •••

Well I was going to put down the Dalish Elf origin in Dragon Age but someone beat me to it. As a female gamer with a female character... I cried. A lot. As in I had to set down my controller and tell my guy I loved him kind of crying. Worst player punch I've ever had.

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