Are You Afraid of the Dark?/Tear Jerker

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  • A few times, but most notably the ending of Tale of the Dream Girl when Johnny, having realized that he is dead and that the titular "dream girl" is his also-dead girlfriend, says goodbye to his sister and walks off in the afterlife with the girl of his dreams. Doubles as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
  • "The Tale of the Hungry Hounds"[1] is a kicker if you're an animal lover, particularly of dogs and/or foxes.
  • The end of "The Tale of the Lonely Ghost" will choke you up. The protagonist realizes that the ghost girl just wants to see her mother again, the revelation that the old woman the protagonist met earlier is the ghost of the girl's mother, and the shot of the two happily playing in the girl's pink room -- just before the protagonist's friend screams to be let out of the mirror. Also doubles as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
  • "The Tale of the Last Dance." For those who haven't seen any of the episodes from 1996, 1999, and 2000 (which some have claimed to be Seasonal Rot), this one was a Phantom of the Opera-meets-The Hunchback of Notre Dame story of a mutant (who, yes, had gnarled hands and was craggy-looking, but really didn't look that bad) who falls for a teenage violinist and is shown to be more caring and supportive of her talents than her Jerkass boyfriend. All the mutant wanted was to love her and support her talents and what does the heroine do? She goes back to her jerk boyfriend.
    • The boyfriend amazingly manages one himself. During the climax of the episode, the mutant saves the girl from falling to her death, but nearly falls himself. The girl cries and tries to pull him up, but he insists that he must fall or else he'll drag her over the edge himself. Just before he loses his grip, the boyfriend grabs the mutant and pulls him to safety. When the girl asks why he stepped in and saved him, the boyfriend says "For you."
  • At the end of "The Tale Of Train Magic", you can't help but feel a little sorry for the villain, Ray Lawson: When his ghost train and passengers finally pass on, he is left behind. And without a train or watch, all he can spend the rest of eternity on is roaming the abandoned tracks, alone.
  • In "Tale of the Dark Dragon" the main character reveals how much he hated himself after he was crippled in a car accident as his best friend is wretching painfully in his arms as a side-effect of taking his (entire) beauty potion to please him.
  1. The one where a girl finds her dead aunt's horseback riding jacket and becomes possessed by her spirit when she wears it and goes to a ghost world where she has to feed the dogs, which her aunt never did because of her sudden death