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    What character deaths in games got you right in the feels? Maybe it was your favourite character or maybe it was just totally unexpected.

    If it's a reasonably recent game it's probably best to use spoiler tags.

    Anybody who says Mario can leave immediately.
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    Witcher 3 spoilersVesemir. It's not that it was totally unexpected, as he is well established as a mentor character to both Geralt and Ciri and those usually don't fare well, but it's really the context that makes it such a big gut punch. Years ago, as far back as in the books, he's been established as the longest living Witcher still alive and serves as a very kind and wise friend and father-figure that brings a lot of warmth to the series. He's also pretty much one of the last links to the past when the Witchers were still relevant. Now, he's only one of the last four surviving Witchers of the Wolf school and as such the last thing really keeping the tradition alive by taking care of the Wolf school keep of Kaer Morhen.

    Once he dies in the game and Kaer Morhen is left damaged, none of the other characters can be met there any longer. The music in Kaer Morhen hasn't changed and everything around is as it was during your first visit. But while going there the first time fills you with nostalgia at the prospect of meeting old friend again, this time you come back and it's completely empty. It wasn't just Vesemir that died that day - it was some part of your character's identity and memory that got irreversibly taken away. It marks an end of an era within the franchise's universe.

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    Galuf


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    20+ years is safe I assume, so here I go:

    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

    (SPOILER)EVERYBODY. You can argue that they didn't truly exist in the first place, but it still hurt seeing everyone disappear.

    Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals

    (SPOILER)Maxim and Selan. For everybody that played the first game first, this came as no surprise. However for me this was crushing.

    Final Fantasy VII

    (SPOILER)Mario.

    Final Fantasy X

    (SPOILER)Auron's sendoff with his theme playing, but then that damn music on the Fahrenheit as Tidus fades away. Jeez.

    Final Fantasy XV

    (SPOILER)Noctis. Say what you will about the game as a whole, but that ending was 100% made of manly tears. It also seems to be the one consistently agreed upon good part of the game. Although it was more so the group of bros. losing a member rather than his actual death.


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    Just a random selection of ones that quickly came to mind, since I've been affected by so many.

    MGS3

    (SPOILER)Fighting and executing The Boss.

    Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

    (SPOILER)The execution of Peko, and Fuyuhiko's near-fatal wounding in his attempt to stop it.

    SOMA

    (SPOILER)The many deaths of Simon Jarrett; first listening to him die of brain swelling in 2015, then mercy-killing his first brain scan, and finally watching his second scan condemned to die alone at the bottom of the sea.

    Valiant Hearts: The Great War

    (SPOILER)Emil walking to his execution while his last letter to his daughter is read in the background.

    NieR: Automata (SEVERE SPOILER)

    (SPOILER)2B! The main character of the game getting traumatized, shot down, infected with an agonizing logic virus, and finally mercy-killed with a smile to her truest friend. Damn you, Yoko Taro.

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    FFXIII-2
    (SPOILER)Yeul's death during Noel flashbak in the Dying World.
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    Crono and the Boss are probably the only two that ever caught me off guard. Grey Fox is another one from MGS.

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    Nier Automata
    (SPOILER)2B hit me hard, but 9S in the D ending SMURFED ME UP. There was something particularly impactful about having the choice to make peace with Adam and Eve as he laid dying

    Final Fantasy VI
    (SPOILER) Cid's death on it's own wasn't much, but the effect it had on Celes choked me up. I also still feel bad for Cyan's wife and kid.

    Shadow of the Colossus
    (SPOILER) So, Aggro's death was a fakeout, but when I realized the closest thing I had to a friend in the otherwise desolate wasteland was gone, and Malus was nearly unapproachable, it made me think about how much I missed him.
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    People posting spoilers without putting the game they're from...riskiest clicks of my life.

    Final Fantasy X
    (SPOILER) The ending and Tidus' fate. I started the game in November 2009 and never got to see the ending until last year, nearly 7 years later. Tidus basically ceasing to exist is really, really sad.

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    Umineko has by far the most impactful ones for me
    (SPOILER)Beato (in the Episode 4 Tea Party, and also in the Epiosde 5 Hidden Tea Party) and Erika (Episode 6 ending)

    CLANNAD universe
    (SPOILER)Ushio, of course, and also Tomoya

    Little Busters!
    (SPOILER)Haruka in her bad end

    The Devil on G-string
    (SPOILER)Maou

    Rose Guns Days
    (SPOILER)Yuuji ;_;

    Agreed on all the Final Fantasy ones as well.

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    I apologise for all the risky spoiler-tag temptations.

    I admit this was a terrible choice of topic. I've read about 20% of this thread's comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scruffington View Post
    People posting spoilers without putting the game they're from...riskiest clicks of my life.
    Sorry, fixed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krissy View Post
    Too soon.

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    Mass Effect 3Thane dying just has me urrrghhhhhhhhhhh! because you can't save him!


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