Breath of Fire IV/Tear Jerker

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  • Breath of Fire IV. Nina's sister/Cray's betrothed, Princess Elina. Thanks to many nasty experiments, she's been turned into a god-like monster. It's not perfect though, and she's in extreme pain. You start a quest to find the only weapon that can injure gods, and Cray has to mercy kill her. Combined with the Mad Scientist pulling a Karma Houdini and you've got tears and anger from this Troper. It's even worse when you realize this (probably) is a prequel, where the Mad Scientist perfected his work, and Big Bad IS a god-like monster.
    • There is also Fou-Lu's companions, who all die in one shape or another to help him escape from The Empire. The boar who bludgeons itself against a rock blocking a secret passage was pretty moving. But the farm girl who tended to Fou-Lu when he collapsed in her village and blocked the door and stalled for time when soldiers investigated her home to give Fou-Lu time to escape was really bad. Then they captured and sacrificed her to powerup a nuke they droppped on him. Aww man.
    • Ershin's last stand against the forces of the Empire. Yes, my tin-can friend...that was an appropriate time to laugh.
    • And the massacre of the Chek inhabitants, especially in the manga adaptation.