Sad moments is gaming history

Here are a few of what I thank are the saddest moments in gaming history:The death of Bill in Left 4 Dead 2's "the passing"
The death of roach and ghost in modern warfare 2
The death of Patrenko in Black ops
And my favorite the death of Subject delta i Bioshock 2
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death of ghost

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    The Whole story of Prince Arthas Menethil. (Prince of Lordaeron, The Lich King)

    (This is Prince Arthas Menethil, at the Start of the Story)
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    The reason is, It is one of the only games that I have actually felt I really liked. This is mainly Warcraft III, but World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King really finished it off.

    Arthas was the brave young prince of Lordaeron, a Paladin of the Light.

    The humans and orcs were having their normal rivalries, but something else was going on.

    The plague was spreading across Lordaeron, which caused anyone infected to become undead under the Lich King's command.

    When Prince Arthas found out, he did all he could to prevent it spreading across his future Kingdom, with the help of the mage Jaina Proudmore. He chased after Mal'Ganis into the frozen lands of Northrend, to kill him and end the plague.

    Whilst in Northrend, he bumped across Muradin Bronzebeard, a Dwarven Explorer. Arthas finds out about the legendary "Frostmourne" sword.

    When he finds Frostmourne, it is a cursed blade, but it is too late. He threw his hammer to the ground, and took the sword into his hands, killing Muradin Bronzebeard.

    [b]From this moment on, he was under the Lich King's Command.
    He no longer thought for himself.

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    Arthas wondered into the frozen wastes of Northrend, driven to insanity by the Lich King.

    He returned to Lordaeron...

    Arthas, now the first Death Knight of the Lich King, proceeded to plague all of Lordaeron.

    *Some stuff happens here. Ill try not to drag out the story too much, especially as i cant remember a lot of this bit.*

    Arthas drives his way through all of the Human Survivors. Those who are left band together to form "The Survivors of Lordaeron", lead by Jaina Proudmore.

    Meanwhile, the Burning Legion have lost control of the Lich King, as he was originally their attempt to take over Azeroth. The Legion plan to DESTROY the Lich King!

    The Lich King tells Arthas the bad news. Arthas fights his way back to Northrend. He fights his way all the way to Icecrown, the Lich King's Domain.

    The Lich King is a Spirit, embodied in the Ice Block. The frozen armour breaks out, and Arthas places the crown upon his head. He becomes the Lich King.
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    *There is a huge amount of time here between this part of Warcraft III and World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King*

    WoW: Wrath of the Lich King, Patch 3.3 - "Fall of the Lich King"

    This was the last patch of WoW: WotLK, where you can finally take on the Lich King in a raid.
    There is story dotted all through the dungeons and the quest lines in WoW: WotLK, but essentially it ends up at:

    The Argent Tournament have picked their finest champions (your 10 or 25 man raid group :-), and you begin to raid Icecrown Citadel. You work your way to the Lich King, and face him.

    The leader of the tournament gets frozen, while you (and your group) fight against the Lich King.

    However, just when you think you are doing well, the Lich King instantly desecrates everyone. He begins to resurrect all of you into his "Champion Undead", to which he plans to wipe out all life with.

    The leader of the tournament breaks free, and knocks frostmourne out of Arthas's hand, and all of the spirits captured by the blade are released.

    The ghost of Arthas's father resurrects you, and you continue to fight the Lich King to the death!

    Finally, Arthas is freed from the Lich King's Grasp.

    Now you tell me World of Warcraft is Shit for Nerds!

    dude wow sucks. JK good story but I just had to stop playing. level of life was decreasing.
    - GinjaNinja February 6, 2011, 3:52 pm
    I'm so glad you took the time to put all that +1
    - imfrikknbad February 6, 2011, 6:44 pm
    one problem he doesnt kill Muradin Bronzebeard if u play wow you find out he only gets knocked out and forgets everything. besides that very accurate i stopped playing because the game got 2 easy
    - drakenguard February 7, 2011, 5:19 am
    well, technically, he does get knocked over as frostmourne breaks from its casing, but i do recall straight after they say "you killed bronzebeard" so, if i missed something... oops.
    - SkinnyBill February 7, 2011, 6:50 am
    Dude This was the most epic post and detailed post I have seen on sharenator. Your score of negative one is very undeserved.
    - burnyuu February 8, 2011, 10:56 am
    i know you used to play, and to be honest, i dont play that much, but still, if you ever played WC3 as well, you would agree that WoW has the most incredible story ever.
    - SkinnyBill February 8, 2011, 12:39 pm
    only thing.... Its the Argent Crusade not the Argent Tournament :P
    - Dragkyre August 10, 2011, 10:24 pm
    If you play through WoW you see a vision of Arthas and Muradin at the Frostmourne Altar, then after Arthas leaves, Bronzebeard wakes up with a headache and no memory :P And he is now on the Ironforge council
    - Dragkyre August 10, 2011, 10:26 pm
    I'm quitting very shortly, Its gotten so god damn easy now, theres really no point if theres no challenge in a game for me, Just nothing else to do on week nights
    - Dragkyre August 10, 2011, 10:30 pm
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    John Marston's death in Red dead redemption was pretty sad.
    Raziel sacrificing himself to allow Kain to defeat a god.

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    Aw i was going to say john marston, but you are right.
    - DarkicoN13 February 6, 2011, 7:56 am
    That one piss me off jonh marston cause i beet the whole damn game and then i was like WTF
    - Weichert506 February 8, 2011, 2:11 pm
    The way john marston dies is pretty freaking epic though
    - Reddeath195 February 14, 2011, 6:56 pm
    yea it is epic but so sudden that it leaves a bad taste in your mouth
    but still that is what makes it the saddest death in video gaming history imo.
    - PwnzElite September 26, 2012, 4:34 pm
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    • BEASTY
    • February 5, 2011, 6:30 pm
    - bioshock123 February 5, 2011, 6:48 pm
    usually i jump like a foot and yell SHIT!!!!
    - BEASTY February 5, 2011, 7:44 pm
    o... oh fuck.... GET IT AWAY FROM ME!
    - SuperPost February 6, 2011, 12:14 am
    I recognize that texture paaaaack! lol
    - BrandonTheAstronaut February 6, 2011, 6:10 am
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    The Cake...

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    Saddest words in gaming "Thank you Mario! But our princess is in another castle!"

    Ha yes xD
    - dogggy February 6, 2011, 8:20 am
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    I cant believe not 1 person has said Aerith (Aeris) from Final Fantasy VII!!!!!!!! Holy shit, she was my healer and I really liked her just as a character, when Sephirpth was coming down with his sword I was like "Oh Cloud is gonna stop him its cool" than STAB! I was just like O.O.............
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    Thank GOD someone has some common sense here, Easily the saddest moment in a video game! I know grown men who cried when Aeris/Aerith died, myself included. It was just so unexpected....

    RIP Aeris
    You Will Be Missed
    - godsgift February 7, 2011, 12:30 pm
    Yeah! how old are you guys? The Aerith death was one of the saddest of all times man... And also if you want to cry like a lady you should see the Zack's death on Crisis Core, dude that event made me drop tears...
    - CastorOnline April 19, 2011, 10:31 pm
    I thought nobody posted it... Thank go you did it.
    Who cares about some guy from Left fpr Dead. This is the saddest movies scene ever.
    - Curuba June 7, 2011, 5:45 am
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    When I found out that Bill had died in L4D2...
    It made me die a little bit inside...

    Also when you watch your family get hanged in Assassins Creed 2. That made me sad..

    • SuDoku
    • February 6, 2011, 1:37 am
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    Instead of replying to everyones individual comments, got to say, Dom's wife in GoW2, John Marston in Red Dead and Carlos in SR2 are right up there for me. Good shouts all round.

    Never really played L4D2 properly, after all my mates had L4D and we all played it over and over and loved it just sitting in Jesus rooms and the like, I bought L4D2 the day it came out looking forward to more of the same... No-one else got it. Gathering dust on my shelf these days.

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    when sargent johnson died in halo3

    I feel your pain. He was just so EPIC!
    - GinjaNinja February 6, 2011, 3:49 pm
    Sgt. Johnson is my favorite video game character of all time. He always had something awesome to say.
    - BobTheJanitor February 8, 2011, 7:22 am
    He knew what the ladies liked.
    - CrazyJay February 8, 2011, 9:39 am
    - BobTheJanitor February 8, 2011, 10:13 am
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    When you have to choose between Kaidan and Ashley on Virmire. Mass Effect 1.

    Oh, and when you get rejected by Samara in ME2... I sad faced =[

    I picked Ashley to survive and when Kaiden says 'I dont regret my decision' or something to that effect. I felt like dying. A brave soul he will be missed.
    - GinjaNinja February 6, 2011, 3:51 pm
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    Companion Cube... I don't want to kill you but I have to in order to advance :(

    • btw32
    • February 6, 2011, 4:05 pm
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    I say the saddest moment in gaming history was when noble 6 died by getting ganked by elites or at the end of metro 2033 when you kill the last of the dark ones and you are sitting alone on top of the tower.

    i cried ):
    - Pyutchy8011 February 6, 2011, 6:07 am
    noble 6's death was amazing. The way bungie ending that game was perfect. This is just one of the reasons that halo kicks all other games asses.
    - GinjaNinja February 6, 2011, 3:46 pm
    thanks for spoiling the game for me.
    - DarkicoN13 February 7, 2011, 5:09 am
    if you didnt buy it on release you dont deserve to play it. :P
    - GinjaNinja February 7, 2011, 11:56 am
    i couldnt have 3 games on pre order and im low on cash now..
    - DarkicoN13 February 7, 2011, 12:31 pm
    It's especially cool because you knew all of noble squad was going to kick the bucket anyway. (Masterchief being the last spartan left in the first Halo should have made this obvious, to everyone saying "OMG SPOILERS") Yet Bungie managed to make us feel something anyway, while making them all die like bad asses. (Except for Kat, I feel like her death was too quick to sink in.)
    - CrazyJay February 8, 2011, 9:42 am
    ye should have been a bit more epic like George's.
    - GinjaNinja February 8, 2011, 10:30 am
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    Gears Of War Two.

    Where Dom finds his wife, and she's all blehh. Then he has to put her out of her misery. :/

    • Phul
    • February 6, 2011, 1:29 am
    that was hilarious :P
    - GinjaNinja February 6, 2011, 3:47 pm
    - dreed34 February 6, 2011, 3:52 pm
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    Having to put Carlos out of his misery in Saints Row 2. He gets chained to a Truck and dragged around by the brotherhood. When you finally stop them, he's a bloody mess, barely alive. Your character ends up shooting him in the head to end the pain. =(
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    i was sad at tht part too
    - xxkisamexx February 7, 2011, 2:28 pm
    Really? I thought it was funny.
    - Jozzoh April 20, 2011, 12:22 am
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    What about the fact that reznov was never alive. that motherfucker was the shit and he was dead. I found that pretty depressing.

    Oh i just now remembered that ... very sad indeed.
    - Revisionoflife February 6, 2011, 7:18 pm
    thank you
    - papereeno February 6, 2011, 7:22 pm
    It wasn't really a sad moment so much as a mind fuck...
    - CrazyJay February 8, 2011, 9:44 am
    That's true. I realized that everything i knew was a lie. I'm not even really black. But it was still pretty sad.
    - papereeno February 8, 2011, 11:14 am
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    I don't know if this counts as a death or not, but in Kingdom Hearts (1) when Riku had to shut himself inside Kingdom Hearts to save Sora. That was kinda sad. Despite the fact that he returns in Kingdom Hearts 2. Though I was kind of confused as to how he came back (I don't exactly remember).

    Conker's Bad Fur Day/Conker Live N' Reloaded
    You go through all that trouble to save your girlfriend and then she dies. Then after you defeat the alien you forget to ask the screenwriter or whoever to bring Berri back to life. By time you remember he's already gone and all of the other animals and objects you saved, make you king.

    This last one is definitely a sad moment.
    In Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, After Link restores the source of water at Zora's Domain, the ghost of Queen Rutela appears before Link. She requests that he aid her son, Prince Ralis, and ensure his safety. Link finds the Zora prince in Telma's bar in Hyrule Castle Town; however, he has fallen ill. Telma takes Prince Ralis to Kakariko Village, where a healer by the name of Renado resides. Along the way, Link protects their caravan against enemy attacks.

    Once at Kakariko Village, Ralis is taken safely to Renado, and Rutela appears before Link once more to thank him for rescuing her son. She then shows him the way to the hidden Zora tomb behind the graveyard, where Link finds the Zora Armor, a special suit of Zora-made armor that allows him to breathe underwater, by extent allowing him to enter the Lakebed Temple. She explained that she ruled as queen of the Zora until she was executed in front of her own people as a message to those who may oppose Zant. After recovering, Ralis explains that Queen Rutela also appeared to him, informing him about Link's appearance and deeds.
    For those of you who have played Ocarina of Time, you once saved a Princess Ruto from a giant fish. You then find out that she is one of the seven sages. I am pretty sure that Princess Ruto is Queen Rutela (notice the slight similiarity in the names). It's sad because you once saved her and now you find out that she had been executed. Even though you are not the hero that saved Hyrule in Ocarina of Time, and even though characters show no remembrance of what happened in that game, the person playing the game still knows what's going on.

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    I hated when the entire crew was supposedly killed at the end of cod 4. At the time I thought Price was dead, until he popped up in mw2, I hated the game lol, he was the best.

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    Sad-est moment in the history of Video Gaming, ET's release.

    Sad-est thing in a video game. Finding the corpse of Wolf in STALKER. It's like finding your mentor died, except now he's wedged into a burning 55gal in the middle of a radioactive hellzone.

    • Dawn
    • February 5, 2011, 4:58 pm
    I feel your pian
    - bioshock123 February 5, 2011, 5:06 pm
    Aww I was going to say ET, I was 7 hours late:(
    - ember February 6, 2011, 12:16 am
    your the not only one who was late on that :/
    - dogggy February 6, 2011, 8:17 am
    pain* :P
    - Phroinsias035 February 7, 2011, 1:09 pm
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    What about the death of woods?

    And i think one of the saddest for me was the death of Ezio's family

    I considered woods and bowman but Patrenko's death was sad because you played as Patrenko in CoD world at war
    - bioshock123 February 6, 2011, 1:26 pm
    Oh I never played wAw
    - DarkicoN13 February 6, 2011, 4:29 pm
    OH ... MY .... GOD .... I never realized that until now, but you're right!!
    - imfrikknbad February 6, 2011, 6:37 pm
    about Patrenko?
    - bioshock123 February 7, 2011, 12:07 pm
    Yeah about world at war
    - imfrikknbad February 7, 2011, 1:44 pm
    I agree with that one.
    - Naugron February 8, 2011, 10:00 am
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    sonic adventure 2 battle
    at the end I thought shadow died and that was so sad

    • Vans
    • February 7, 2011, 12:44 pm
    That was pretty sad. It is (in my opinion) the best "Sonic" game yet. Sonic the Hedgehog for 360 was lame. The sound effects were terrible and the voice acting was also horrible and gameplay was a bitch. Graphics were also pretty bad.
    - XxDaminalsxX February 15, 2011, 3:47 am
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    when flynn died in battlefield bad company 2

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    When Garrus was shot in the face with a missle by the gunship during his recruitment mission. Garrus was my favorite character in Mass Effect tied with Urdnot Wrex. After you blow the gunship up you run over to his body and see his purple blood spilled everywhere. Having Zaeed say "I don't think hes gonna make it" didn't help the situation either. Somehow he survived with permanent facial scarring. :D
    Garrus is certaintly one tough badass.
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    Saddest moment in gaming history (if you let it happen)...

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    Really creepy for this kinda game, too.

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    in starcraft, first kerrigans becomeing the queen of blades, for raynor, then the the death of tassadar, there are countless other spots in the game, then in starcraft two there are many more

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    Dominic Santiago
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    "Running away won't help! I'll just shoot you in your asses!"
    — Dominic Santiago to fleeing Locust

    Corporal Dominic "Dom" Santiago ES was a Gear soldier in the Coalition of Ordered Governments army. Dom was the younger brother of Carlos Santiago and son of Eduardo Santiago and Eva Santiago. Born in a Pre E-Day Sera, he grew up listening to his father's war stories and going to school with Carlos and best friend Marcus Fenix. Dom later joined the army as a commando and took part in Operation Leveler. On Emergence Day, Dom lost both his children, and his wife Maria went into a deep depression and she later disappeared. Years later Dom freed his friend Marcus from Jacinto Maximum Security Prison and recruited him into Delta Squad. His battlefield intensity is rivaled only by his loyalty to Marcus. Dom's friendly and outgoing nature lets him form relationships with factions throughout Sera, including the Stranded. He's always quick with a joke, but Dom's amiability masks an inner conflict that makes the war against the Locust far more personal. After being forced to euthanize his wife during Operation: Hollow Storm, Dom became more withdrawn from his squadmates, but continued to fight hard alongside them during the Stranded Insurgency and Lambent Invasion. When the COG collapsed, Dom joined the rest of Delta aboard the CNV Sovereign, serving as a member of a rapid response force that defended former COG communities.


    Early life

    Friends with Marcus Fenix
    "They're nice. But I don't think they know much about Marcus."
    — Dom, talking with his mom about Marcus' relationship with his parents
    Dom was born to Eduardo and Eva Santiago in Tyrus during the 60th year of the Pendulum Wars, and lived in the city of Ephyra with them and his elder brother Carlos, and attended Olafson Intermediate School. When Dom was eight years old, Carlos met and became friends with Marcus Fenix, and Dom became friends with him as well. When Dom was eleven, Marcus came over one day to spend the day with the Santiago's, and he helped his mom set the table while Carlos, Marcus, and his dad worked on a car engine. Eva asked him what Marcus' parents were like, and Dom told her that they were nice, but seemed to treat him more distantly than she and Eduardo did. She told Dom that he was very observant about people, and that she was proud of him and Carlos for being there as friends for Marcus. When they finished setting the table, Dom went out to help work on the engine, but also kept looking over the fence into a tree in their neighbors’ backyard, where a girl named Maria had just moved in with her family and often climbed the tree. Dom was interested in her, and had been trying to gather the courage to speak with her. After working on the car engine with the others for a while, the Santiago’s and Marcus began eating, and Dom listened as his dad talked about being in the army with Carlos and Marcus, and Dom was alarmed and worried about them possibly joining the army in several years. The dinner was interrupted when the phone rang, and Eva told Marcus that his father had called. Dom learned that Marcus' mom had gone missing, and Marcus' father came to pick him up. Dom and Carlos were worried about him, and he didn't show up to school for a day. When he did show up, the three of them talked after school, and Marcus told them that he didn't think his mom was coming back, and that his father was not telling him everything about her disappearance. This led a rift between Marcus and his dad, and he began spending more time with Dom and his family, and Dom and Carlos considered Marcus to be another brother.

    Marriage to Maria
    "It's the pay. It's good money. I've got a family to feed now."
    — Dom, explaining to Carlos about his reasoning to join the army
    Five years later, Dom had begun dating Maria, but accidently got her pregnant. They decided to tell their parents and get married, even though they were young and still in school. Dom told his father, who was understanding of his decision and proud of him for accepting responsibility. Dom was glad for his father's support, and after he told him mom, the two of them went to the Flores' house, where Dom and Maria told her parents while Ed stood back to offer them support. Mrs. Flores began crying, but Mr. Flores told Dom that he had guts for coming and telling them, and that they better get married. As they left, Dom swore to himself that this was the last stupid thing he would ever do, and would finish his schooling and get himself a good job to support his family. He also decided that Carlos, who had recently joined the army, would be his best man, and decided to learn from his example on how to do things. Several months later, Dom and Maria got married, and Marcus had joined the army as well. Dom and Maria talked about their options, and he decided to drop out of school and join the army as well in order to support Maria and the baby. After the wedding ceremony, Dom told Carlos about his decision, which worried Carlos, but he acknowledged that it had only been a matter of time before Dom did join up. At the beginning of Frost, Maria gave birth to a boy, and they named him Benedicto Santiago. By Thaw, Dom dropped out of school and joined the army.

    Joining the Army

    Commando Training
    "Why was that so hard? Killing it, I mean."
    — Dom, asking fellow commando Georg Timiou why it was so difficult to kill a chicken when compared to a human being

    A year later, Dom had fought in several battles, becoming an experienced Gear, and Maria became pregnant again. Dom volunteered for commando training, and was assigned to the 26th Royal Tyran Infantry Special Tactics Group, and he realized how much he loved being a Gear and a family man. He was put into a commando training group with his friend Pvt.Georg Timiou, and they and several other commando trainees were taught survival techniques by Sgt.Bernadette Mataki at the Pomeroy Barracks. During one class, she showed them how to snap the neck a chicken and cook it. Dom and the others were disturbed by this, feeling uneasy about having to kill an animal that was not doing them any harm. She told them that they could do this, and that the chicken didn't feel any pain when they snapped its neck. After watching Bernie help Timiou kill his chicken, Dom got the courage to break his chicken's neck. As he got ready to prepare it, he kept checking to make sure it was really dead, but Bernie told him get to work on plucking and gutting it, since it would be the only lunch he would be receiving that day. He gutted and cooked it, and then sat with Timiou around a campfire and talked with him about why killing it had been so hard. Timiou reasoned that it wasn't an enemy that was trying to kill them, and it was difficult to kill anything innocent, even if it was only an animal. Dom then began reading a joint letter from Marcus and Carlos, who were stationed in Sarfuth with C Company, and Marcus having been recently promoted to Corporal. Carlos complained about how none of the brass listened to Gears on the ground, and were preventing the war from ending quicker, and Dom thought that he would be happier as a commando, since the rules were looser. Dom also noticed that Marcus had begun developing a sense of humor in his writing, and he began to write a letter back to them that would detail what he had learned so far in commando training.

    On Leave
    "Yeah, I passed. I don't know how I kept my mouth shut this long."
    — Dom, after showing Maria his commando knife

    Not long after, Dom finished his commando training and received fifteen days leave, and he caught the first train he could back to Jacinto. He arrived at the apartment in the middle of the night, and was careful not to make too much noise and wake Maria or Benedicto up. As he moved down the hall, Maria came out of their room and held a finger up to her lips, and she whispered to him that she didn't think that Benedicto would ever go to sleep, and asked him why he hadn't called to say he was coming. Dom explained he had just jumped on the first train he could, and told her about his leave, and showed her his commando knife. Maria told him how proud she was of him, and asked if this meant he wouldn’t' be serving with Carlos and Marcus anymore. He told her he still would be, but that he now had special skills the unit could call on if they needed them. They headed to the bedroom, and Dom asked her if she was getting any sleep, and that he thought her mom was helping her take care of Benedicto. She told him that she was happier doing it herself, and Dom knew that Maria was too independent to accept help, but decided to try and convince her that someone taking care of a baby did need help. Over the next several days, Dom took care of fixing stuff around the apartment and shopping for the next baby, and with four days left in his leave, they went over to his parents’ house to spend the day with them. He and Maria talked about Marcus and his dad, and Maria felt that it was sad that they weren't closer, since they were the only family they each had. Dom told her that Marcus would be fine, and that he had them and Carlos as family. Dom later dozed off while holding Benedicto, but his father woke him up later and told him that the adjutant had called for him. Dom realized that his leave was getting cut short, and he answered the phone, and the adjutant told him that all commando-qualified personnel were being called back to base. Dom hung up, and wondered what kind of mission he was being sent on. He said goodbye to his family, and before he headed home to start packing, Eduardo stopped him and said he had spoken to Carlos, and that the whole of the 26th RTI seemed to be deploying. Dom got the feeling that something that would change the war was being planned, but he just knew at that moment that he had to pack, which he hated.

    Operation Leveler
    Dom took part in Op.Leveler and was able to save many of the Commandos at Aspho Point and was awarded the Embry Star. After Aspho Fields, he stayed home to be with Maria and his kids. They stayed in their Lower Jacinto apartment for a couple more years until they got enough money to rent a house back in Ephrya City.

    End of the War

    Skirmish in Ghato City
    "When we raided Aspho Point, I thought it'd all be over in months. That was two goddamn years ago. Sometimes I think Carlos died for nothing..."
    — Dom to Marcus, shortly after the skirmish in Ghato City

    Two years after Operation Leveler, Dom had become part of C Company and was part of a squad that consisted of Marcus, Pvt.Padrick Salton, and Pvt.Tai Kaliso. He and the rest of C Company were sent to the Independent Republic of Furlin, and dispatched by their commander to Ghato City. They encountered a small Indie force in the ruined city, and became pinned down by them in a collapsed building. Marcus ordered Pad to get on a roof and snipe the Indie heavy weapons users, while Dom, Marcus, and Tai provided covering fire. As Pad ran for a roof and they fired, Dom asked Marcus to remind him how much ground the COG had gained that week, and Marcus guessed that it was zero again, which is what Dom had thought. Pad sniped the Indie heavy machine gunner, and Dom and Tai followed Marcus as he led a charge on the Indie position, with Pad sniping two more Indies, leaving only three left. They overwhelmed the Indies with fire and cut them down, and Marcus reported to control that Ghato was secured and they would meet up with the rest of the unit in Tenla. As they walked along the side of the road out of Ghato City, Dom remarked that he had thought that the war would have been over in months after the raid on Aspho Point, and that he sometimes thought Carlos had died for nothing. Marcus told him not to think that way, and that his father said that the data they had retrieved had cut years off of his work. Dom asked him if Adam had ever discussed it with him, and Marcus told him that for his dad, top secret meant top secret.

    Ceasefire and Ambush
    "Goddamn it- it's over! Nobody should be dying now!"
    — Dom, as Indie forces not beliving the news of the ceasefire
    attacked C Company and killed several Gears

    Two weeks later, C Company was travelling along a cliff road that overlooked a small Furlin town. Dom was glad to see someplace that hadn't been bombed, but Marcus told him not to tempt fate. The convoy then stopped, and Dom and the rest of the squad were called over by some other Gears. They listened with the rest of C Company as it was announced by Chairman Tomas Dalyell that the war was ending with the UIR's surrender after the deployment of the Hammer of Dawn orbital weapons platforms, which had been designed by Adam. Dom and the other Gears began celebrating, but were stopped and shocked when they were shelled by an Indie unit in the mountains. Several vehicles were hit and some shots hit the town below, and Dom remarked that this was insane and that someone needed to tell the Indies they had surrendered. Marcus reminded him that they technically hadn't yet, and they joined in with the rest of C Company in opening fire on the Indies while their commander tried to get the Indies to surrender. Several mortar shells hit near Dom and the others, and he saw Novak go down. Dom began cursing in frustration, saying that no one should be dying now since the war was over. A few moments later, the Indies did stop firing, having received word from their superiors that the surrender was real and not a COG trick. Dom was relieved, but disappointed looked down at the town below them, which had been heavily damaged during the shelling. Three hours later, Marcus showed Dom the Indies coming down from the mountains and surrendering, and told him that it hadn't all been in vain. The next day, C Company had moved into the town, and Dom waited silently with Marcus and the rest of the squad as noon approached, at which time the surrender would go into full effect and end the Pendulum Wars.

    Emergence Day
    After the end of the Pendulum Wars, Dom and Maria rented their first house. One day, Maria sent the kids to her mother's so they can have a day to themselves (this day was in Dom's dream in his flashback dream after being swallowed from the Riftworm). Unfortunately, this day was Emergence Day. On that day, Maria's parents were killed along with Benedicto and Sylvia. Both Dom and Maria where able to evacuate back to their house in Jacinto while the Locust attacked the city. However, Maria was pushed over the edge of major depression with the loss of her children, her new life destroyed, and Dom's constant presence on the front line.

    One year after E-Day, Dom and Maria continued to live their lives; Dom spent much of his time fighting the Locust, while Maria was prescribed with anti-depressants and stayed at home. She sobbed about her children and would still clean their rooms and go out for walks believing the kids are still alive. Even during the Hammer Strike she wanted to go out. She blocked out the truth about her children, and Dom became upset with her denial. One day, he didn't find her at the house: Adam Fenix had her escorted to the Fenix Estate for her own safety a couple of days before the planned Hammer Strike on Sera.
    Four years after E-Day, after the years of grief and depression, Maria left Jacinto and vanished, devastating Dom. This, along with the loss of his parents and children on E-Day, makes the war with Locust deeply personal.
    About ten years after E-Day, Dom testified in Marcus's favor during his trial, when Marcus was charged for Dereliction of Duty in the face of danger, and was sentenced to death. Dom saved his friend from execution by testifying that day, but Marcus still went to the Jacinto Maximum Security Prison (the Slab). As a result of his testimony, Dom lost the trust of many people, and cost him the chance of being promoted by his superiors because they believed he had more loyalty to Marcus than to the COG, even though many respected him for not abandoning his friend.

    Lightmass Offensive
    After Col.Hoffman pardoned all the inmates from the Slab except for Marcus Fenix, Dom rescued him when the Locust took over Jacinto Maximum Security Prison, and he helps him escape the jail. Afterwards, Marcus and Dom joined Delta Squad. They are ordered to retrieve the Sonic Resonator to deploy in the Locust tunnels. They fight through several parts of Ephyra, rescuing the remnants of Alpha Squad (who originally possessed the Resonator) and narrowly survive a brutal Berserker ambush. Marcus is promoted to sergeant when Lieutenant Kim dies at RAAM's hand, and Dom then offers his assistance in leading the team to Franklin's Outpost.
    Upon arriving at the Stranded outpost, Dom calls in a favour he is owed in order to borrow a Junker called Laverne from Franklin. The Laverne would be used to safely transport Delta Squad to the Lethia Imulsion Facility, where they would deploy the Resonator. Marcus and Dom must leave Cole and Baird behind as added defense for the local Stranded while Dom and Marcus secure the Junker from Chap's Gas Station. They form Delta One, and fight through several waves of attacking Locust, all the while sustaining attacks from the vicious Kryll. They eventually reach the station, and begin to fuel the Junker. When Locust forces attack the Gas Station, they narrowly escape back to outpost to pick up Delta Two. After one last massive firefight at the HQ, the combined team finally heads for Lethia

    Imulsion Facility.
    The entrance to the factory is blocked, and the team must once again split into their two teams. Upon discovering an entrance, Marcus and Dom travel through the Lambent Wretch infested facility, and head into the underground caverns. After facing many Locust, including a Corpser and several elite Locust known as Theron Guards, they successfully deploy the Resonator, and escape The Hollow in the nick of time. With the Resonator activated, their mission was complete.
    However, soon after the team makes it outside, they learn that the Resonator has failed. Upon discovering a geobot with massive tunnel data, however, they find that the focal point of the data is Marcus's old house. Dom and the rest of Delta Squad are picked up by King Ravens and transported to East Barricade Academy, the site of Marcus's old home. The team splits up once more, as Cole and Baird stay behind at the Contemporary Fighting Center in order to tend to wounded Gears, so Marcus and Dom go on ahead. After fighting through the defensive posts of many Locust that infested the campus, Dom and Marcus finally reach the house. Delta Two is able to link up, but quickly departs to repair an APC in the back of the house. Once inside, they gather all the information needed and barely escape a massive Brumak onboard the APC.
    Delta Squad hurries to Timgad Station where the train which carries the Lightmass Bomb will soon pass through. Dom and Marcus board the train, but Baird and Cole reach the train too late. Separated, Delta Two radios that they will wait for King Ravens to pick them up. Delta One receives intel saying that the bomb is at the front of the train and that they must start heading there now. As the lone pair heads to the front of the train in order to activate the bomb, they are confronted with yet another Berserker, Locust Reavers, and Lambent Wretches. At the front of the train, they encounter General RAAM guarding the Lightmass Bomb. Dom lays down suppressing fire, while a King Raven provides air support and Marcus takes pot shots at the general. Marcus loads the targeting data and deploys the Lightmass Bomb into the tunnels, narrowly escaping as the bomb detonates. The bomb annihilates multitudes of Locust, scoring a much-needed victory for the humans. Dom jumps onto the King Raven and is just barely able to pull Marcus onboard, with the help of Colonel Hoffman.

    Evacuation of North Gate
    Dom, along with Delta-One, took part in the Evacuation of North Gate. Dom met Bernadette Mataki during the Ambush at Sovereigns Boulevard. She joined Delta and took part in the evac of North Gate Agricultural Depot, getting all the supplies out of the deport. She later told him about the death of Carlos and he showed her the pictures of his children.

    Mission to the Pirnah Badlands

    Searching For Missing Gears
    "Guess what me and Gil found today?"
    — Dom to Marcus and Jace, after he and Gil found Michael Barrick

    A month after the Evacuation of North Gate, Bernie, Baird, and Cole had all been transferred out of Delta, and rookie Gears Pvt.Jace Stratton and Pvt.Gil Gonzalez were assigned to the squad. Delta was then sent on a mission to the Pirnah Badlands to try and locate missing squads and recover supplies. Three weeks into the mission, they hadn't found a single survivor, but had found a lot of COG tags and supplies. Dom split off with Gil to explore one section of a ruined town while Marcus and Jace searched another section. They found Cpl.Michael Barrick from Echo-Six inside a building, and also encountered Locust resistance. They killed the Locust, shooting the last one out a window, and they spotted Marcus and Jace approaching the building. Dom called out to them to see what they had found, and the three Gears climbed down the building to rejoin the others. Barrick reported that the rest of his squad had been killed, much to their disappointment, and Marcus told Dom to sweep the area and grab whatever he could find, and that he would get the APC ready to go in five minutes. Before he began looking, Dom, introduced Barrick to Jace and Gil. Dom found some supplies, and loaded them onto the APC when Marcus returned, and the five Gears began driving back to Jacinto. They stopped for the night in the ruins of a building, and Dom and Barrick checked the west perimeter of the area while the others checked the others to make sure they were secure. After they finished scouting, the Gears built a fire and settled in for the night, and Dom told stories of the Lethia Imulsion Facility to Jace, Barrick, and Gil. Jace said it sounded like it was crazy, and Barrick said that he never wanted to go underground with them. Dom said he didn't have to worry about that, and that he didn't want to go back underground anytime soon himself. They then went to sleep to get ready to finish the drive back to Jacinto the next day.

    Locust Ambush
    "Their cover's blown, shit!"
    — Dom, after a Boomer destroyed Jace, Barrick, and Gil's cover

    As they began driving again the next morning, they picked up a signal coming from a beacon, and headed to investigate. They found an abandoned camp and began searching around, until Jace found a transmitter in a tent. Marcus wondered where it had come from and why it had full power, and realized that it must be a Locust ambush and yelled for the others to take cover. Snipers opened up on them, and Gil was shot in the shoulder by the Locust fire. Jace began treating his wound while Dom, Marcus, and Barrick returned fire to the Locust. Marcus ordered him to focus on the left while Barrick took the right, and to try and stop anything from getting behind them or they were fucked. Another Emergence Hole opened up on their flank, and Dom told him he thought they might already be screwed. However, they cut down many of the Drones, and Jace managed to eliminate the sniper. Dom used his chainsaw to cut though another Drone, but three Boomers then arrived and blew away the cover that Jace, Barrick, and Gil had been using. Dom regrouped with Marcus, and he provided covering fire for him as he charged the Boomers. Marcus used a grenade to wound two of the Boomers, and Barrick took out the third. Dom and Marcus finished off the two wounded ones, finishing the battle, but when they returned to Jace and Gil, they discovered Gil had died from his wounds. They drove back to Jacinto with Gil's body, and before doing anything else, they joined dozens of other Gears in holding a funeral for Gil and other fallen soldiers.

    Week of Rest
    "Good to be back, Anya, thanks."
    — Dom, after Anya told him she was glad he was back

    Delta was given a week off to recover from the mission, and two days after getting back, Dom went to visit Anya. He found her talking with Dr.Polanski, thanking him for upgrading the JACK bots with a screen to allow easier communication, and that she was sure the Gears would appreciate it. Dom said they would, especially since it meant they would be able to see Anya more often. She laughed and welcomed him back, and after thanking Polanski again, the two of them began walking around the base. Dom asked her how things were going in the city, and she told him they were still low on ammo, fuel, and soldiers, but that they were still holding the city. Dom agreed that that was good, and asked if she had seen Marcus yet since they had gotten back. She told him that she hadn't, but that she would try to find him later.

    Mission to Montevado
    On the Mission to Montevado, Dom and the rest of Delta were shot down over Locust territory. Dom and Delta made it to Montevado on foot, but as soon they entered the city it was sunk by the Riftworm. Barley surviving the sinking, Delta was attacked by Bloodmounts in the sinkhole. Dom was ordered by Marcus to escape with Jace Stratton. All the members of Delta except for Michael Barrick made it out of Montevado. In the month after Montevado in a Battle near Jacinto, Dom remembered what he was fighting for and hoped one day he could have Maria back.

    Dom along with the rest of Delta with members from Sigma-One and Foxtrot, were sent to the city of Jilane. After a distress call, they traveled to the old birthing farms there. Dom hoping to find Maria there but was told by Alex she was better off somewhere else, decided that the city was the best shot to find her. After entering the city Delta was split into two groups, Jace, Cole and him set off looking for any survivors. Only to find dead fetuses and evidence of a massacre. While Fenix, Alex and Baird came under attack from the Jilane survivors.

    Operation Hollow Storm
    Six months after the Lightmass Offensive, the Siege of Jacinto is tightening. Dom was getting conflicting reports on Maria, including a sighting at Jacinto Med. Not finding her at the Hospital, Dom felt he had lost her again. Dom, along with Marcus and Benjamin Carmine, took part in Op.Hollow Storm and fought their way to Landown. After entering the Hollow, Delta fought their way though various Locust hardpoints and eventually ended up in the newly sunk Ilima sinkhole, finding Cole and Baird on the way. During extraction, the King Raven they are on was swallowed by the Riftworm. After cutting the arteries around the Riftworm's three hearts and killing it, Delta cut their way out. However despite requesting pickup they are dispatched to investigate the New Hope Research Facility.
    At the facility, Dom and Marcus reconned the buildings. There they discovered the Sires and clues that led them to Mount Kadar, where they reentered the Hollow. Upon finding a small ground of Stranded, Dom also discovered Maria's location. Dom immediately set off to rescue his wife. Marcus initially objects to this, wanting to continue on with their mission but Dom convinces him to help after reminding him he did exactly the same thing for his father. Dom and Marcus infiltrate the camp and eventually find the pod that contains Maria. Upon opening the pod, Dom, apparently delusional, sees his wife in perfect health. However, he quickly recovers from this and comes to see Maria is malnourished, scarred and has been mentally broken from the torture of the work camps and the deaths of her two children. Dom desperately tries to remind Maria who he is but all she can do is gaze emptily at him, showing absolutely no recognition of who Dom is. Devastated, Dom decides to euthanize her, telling Maria how sorry he is that he couldn't find her in time and how much he loves her. Marcus walks away, and in the distance he hears a gunshot; Dom later appears and Marcus apologizes for his loss. Dom and Marcus continued to infiltrate Nexus, the Locust capital, again meeting Cole and Baird on the way. After killing the Locust high priest Skorge, but failing to kill the queen, they return to Jacinto. There, they discover that in order to place a Lightmass bomb that will sink Jacinto but flood the Hollow with water, they must return underground. After hijacking a Brumak and using it to clear Locust from the area, Jacinto sunk and the Hollow flooded. Flying away from the ruins of the last bastion of humanity, Dom is left to an ambiguous future.

    The fall of Jacinto and living without Maria
    "You know we came face-to-face with the Locust queen? I was thinking about it last night, and... I could have asked her. I could have asked why the hell the grubs hate us so much, what they want, why they did that to Maria, and I didn't."
    — Dom confessing his inner thoughts to Anya

    In memorial of his wife, Dominic had his "Maria" tattoo reworked to add an angel. He also has grown a beard and accepts death without a thought. Doctor Hayman noted that he was suffering from psychological issues and believed someone should watch him.

    Mission to Mercy and Death
    Later on he joined Marcus, Anya, Sam, Jace, and Dizzy in a mission to Mercy in order to obtain fuel for a submarine. Sam was concerned about him but Dom stated that he could handle going to Maria's hometown and that it was important to obtain the fuel. They were attacked by Locust forces en route to Mercy but they managed to fight through them. Upon reaching Mercy Jace and Dizzy guarded the tanker while the rest of them searched the city. They found the entire city deserted with charges placed on the pipeline. They encountered a crazed old man, who fled into the sewers after seeing him. After catching up the squad found that him dead, wondering what killed him. They spot a woman, who they believe to be a Stranded but when they walk up to her she attacks them and they see that she has been infected by Imulsion. More Lambent Humans show up and they fight their way out of the sewers and into the city where a group of survivors takes them in. The survivors explain how the Imulsion infected the population before more of them break into their room, killing the Stranded. They fight their way to main pipeline. There Dom notices Maria's family tomb. He walks over and talks about how he's glad Maria is with her children now and leaves his Cog Tag and Maria's necklace on the tombstone. Once they reunite with Dizzy and Jace they come under attack by a massive amount of Locust and Lambent. Seeing that they were about to be overrun, Dom takes a truck and drives into a tunnel, telling Marcus, Sam, and Anya to jump off the building they were on. He drives the truck back through the tunnel, telling Maria that he never thought it would end like this. Dom, driving the truck full speed, rams it into the tanker, killing himself and all hostile forces.

    Personality and Traits

    "Santiago is an exemplary soldier and one of the most courageous men I've ever met. But even with his outstanding record, I can't recommend his promotion to corporal. His loyalty to Fenix may well exceed his loyalty to the COG. Even if it doesn't, then his decision to testify for Fenix must call his judgment into question, However... even if I have refuse his promotion, I'll state privately that this is a man I can only admire for his refusal to abandon a friend, knowing what it would cost him."
    — Lieutenant Colonel James Amstin, assessing Private Dominic Santiago shortly after Trial of Marcus Fenix

    Dominic Santiago was known for his out right loyalty to his friend and some fear in the COG high command that his loyalty conflicts with loyalty to the COG. During the raid at Aspho Point, Dom was horrified at himself when integrating an Ostri civilian making wonder how a loving father and husband can threaten an unarmed women. After the battle of Aspho Fields and the death of his brother, he made a promise to himself that he would make sure that he never loses his loved ones. After the death of his wife, Dom was brought to the breaking point until he'd realized that someone took care of Maria after she left Jacinto due to the fact that she was recently captured by the Locust Horde, leaving her eleven years with the Stranded until her demise. However, his closure with Maria was unable to stop him from continued "problems", leading to him to becoming a physically and psychologically changed man.

    Notable Quotes

    "...So, what are we doing tomorrow?"
    — Gears 1 Ending

    "I don't 'hang out' with them, dickwad. I'm looking for somebody."
    — To Baird, on Stranded and his search for Maria

    "I remember you still owe me 20 bucks."

    "Oh yeah? See me after the war."
    — Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago, on Thrashball

    "Dammit! Not again! I've lost her again! Arrgh! God Dammit!"
    — Dom's angry reaction when he lost Maria again

    "Maria! Maria! Hun I love you!"
    — Dom's first words to Maria in 11 years

    "You've seen this woman, name's Maria."
    — Dom asking Chaps if he has seen Maria

    "I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry Maria! I love you so much!"
    — Dom saying his last words to Maria

    "I want to kill them all."
    — After Maria's death

    "Aww... ain't that cute."

    "Like two assholes on their first date."
    — Augustus Cole and Dominic Santiago, on Marcus and Baird's bickering

    "This is gonna be awesome."
    — After hearing Delta Squad will be meeting up with Colonel Hoffman

    "If something happens to me... promise me you'll look for Maria."
    — Conversation with Marcus before seeing Skorge for the first time and boarding a Grindlift

    "But I'm Dom. I'm a good guy. I don't threaten women, This isn't me, honestly."
    — Dom's inner thoughts during interrogating Debrah Humbert.

    "The COG isn't a soul-crushing machine, dumbass. It's society. Mutual support, mutual dependence. Individuality might sound all noble and free, but it generally means crapping on your neighbors, and if you crap on your neighbors-- don't expect them to help you. Rules hold humans together. And it's together, or die."
    — Dom explaining to a former Stranded why he should stop whining about being drafted as part of Operation Lifeboat.

    "Do you know what it's like to lose everything? Everything you've ever loved? Everything you've ever known? Do you know what it's like to lose everything? I hope you never find out.Life's been hell since E-Day. A bloodbath every day! The Locust, we called 'em, and damn if that wasn't a perfect name for the bastards. They come from everywhere, in swarms, just like insects. And worst of all they've got the compassion to match. They kill indiscriminately, without remorse-- and we don't even know why they do it. Fourteen years and we still have no fucking clue where they come from or why they hate us. We just know they're our enemy... and we would be extinct if we don't put these fuckers back in the ground.
    Do you know what it's like to get back everything you thought you lost? Everything you lived for? Everything you love?
    I hope one day I find out."
    — Dom's thoughts on the loss of his own family while rescuing another.

    "Never thought it would end like this, huh? Huh, Maria?! "
    — Dom's last words.

    not trying to hate or anything, but wouldnt it have been a lot simpler to just say, when dom died in gow3?

    - iFaP1301 September 25, 2012, 5:05 pm
    Not as dramatic.
    - CTUDirector September 27, 2012, 11:10 pm
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    Bill's death in the comic adaptation was heart wrenching. In the game it wasn't handled very well.

    • Ertrov
    • February 6, 2011, 2:03 pm
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    Frank Wood's death in Black Ops, he was just so incredibly badass

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    Eli's death in half life 2 episode 2.

    • Deano10
    • February 8, 2011, 10:33 am
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    I thought in Dead Space when you find out your girlfriend, whole reason you went on this idiotic mission, has been dead this entire time.

    Also in Dragon Age at the end when Morrigan leaves after you have a baby together. I was all pleading and stuff for her to stay. It was sad.

    • burnyuu
    • February 8, 2011, 10:57 am
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    two more obscure references:
    When Chopper dies in Ace Combat 5. Even though he could be annoying, it still brought me close to tears. This game was incredibly well made...
    untitled5 - sad moments is gaming history

    When you beat Zinaida In Armored Core: Last Raven. After you Kill her, you are literally the LAST RAVEN. No other mech pilots are left alive and you are responsible for their end. Made me feel so sad, especially because there was no good reason to kill her.. she just wanted to see who was stronger.. why?? :*(
    Armored Core Last Raven In North America 2

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    When your dad sacrifices himself for the good of humankind in Fallout 3.

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    First time seeing the ending of Halo 3 thinking that Master Chief was dead. After that, it was all good.
    halo 2 - sad moments is gaming history

    halo 1 - sad moments is gaming history

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    the ending borderlands, and yes it was sad because it was great but the story was shit

    I loved that game. I had so much fun collecting loot and slaughtering bandits.
    I want them to Put out Borderlands 2 Already!
    - drakengard85 February 15, 2011, 12:03 pm
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    The death (or story) of the father of Red XIII on final fantasy VII, i remember i was like 20 years and when the scene happens i lock the door because i was with some tears haha, and no, im not gay.

    The death of Ghost in CoD MW for me wasnt sad, but was shocking.

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    A couple of my sad moments in gaming:

    Death of Noble Six:

    The last spartan alive on Reach, he boldly delivered Cortana to the Pillar of Autumn. Afterward, he decided the best course of action was to destroy the second super carrier and the covenant fleet in his immediate vicinity. Like any epic hero, he fell in battle after killing hundreds upon hundreds of covenant ground forces single handedly fighting for his final breath, until he became overwhelmed by Elites and was eventually ended by an Energy Sword.

    Individual sacrifices of Nobel Team:

    George: In an attempt to hinder the covenant fleet from continuing their assult, George and Six drive a Covenant ship into the bay of a Carrier and plan to activate the hyperspace window , thus destroying half the carrier in the process. However, the timer (like expected) doesn't work, so George says someone has to stay behind. In the "you don't get to do this" fashion, he lifts Six off the ground and throws him toward the planet, knowing armor-lock will save Six, but George wouldn't survive the ship's destruction...

    Kat: Simple moment where Kat is reading off technical data then "BAAM!" needler pierces her skull... NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

    Emile: While trying to cover Six during a battle, Emile is brutally slaughtered when multiple Shengalli (Elite) Zealots run him through with Energy Swords, him fighting back by pulling a sword from his own body to kill a Zealot before he perished.

    (MIA but unknown) Jun: Last seen escorting Hasley to CASTLE base, whereabouts unkown.

    Carter: Leader of Noble Team. On Six's journey to deliver Cortana to the Pillar of Autumn, Six is nearly stopped when a Covenant Scarab Tank targets him. In one of the most heroic displays one could imagine, Carter who is nearly mortally wounded and still driving a Pelican transport, slams his craft into the scarab, destroying both almost instantaneously (due to his velocity at the time of impact).

    Eli Vance:

    This brave and brilliant man, on multiple occations, saves the livse of Gordon Freeman and others with his intellect and cunning, giving crucial advice, and a wealth of technology. The main developer of the Gravity gun and father to one of the most memorable game characters in history is "supposedly" ended at the end of Halflife 2: Episode Two when he has hi brain probed by the Combine Advisors (giant floating psi-creatures that resemble blobs). Last seen at the end of the game in the arms of his daughter, as she cries upon his assumed death.

    Finally, one of my favorite (which may have to be changed due to the release of the sequel)


    This psychopathic AI construct is the heart and brain of one of Aperature Sciences laboratories and Testing Facilities. In the final conflict with her, she makes mention that she killed the entirety of the scientists stationed at the facility for reasons she doesn't explain. The part I found sad is that, although she does on multiple occasions try to kill you, she legitimately felt she was trying to help you. After destroying her individual personalities, she melts down and the facility explodes. After that, the credits roll, while she sings the ever-iconic song "Still Alive", depicting how she truely felt.

    In Portal 2, she is very unhappy about the fact that you killed her, especially since she was "helping" you.

    Sacrifice of Sergeant John Forge:

    "Who is that?" you might ask. This is on of the most badass game heroes EVER! From the Halo series game "Halo Wars", John Forge Single handedly kills the covenant arbiter after an epic hand to hand battle with him. Due to the fight, the nuke they were gonna use to destroy the gigantic Forerunner ships the covenant planned on stealing has it's timer destroyed. One of the Spartans from Red Team offers to make the sacrifice, but Forge states they need as many Spartans as they can get, so he opts for the job. The last we see of him is him riding the elevator with the reactor behind him. Then, a massive explosion on the planet surface.

    Slaughter of Dan Mason:

    After shortly arriving on Mars to join his brother, Alec Mason follows his brother to gather "salvage", material used to make stuff (used as currency in the game). While out gathering, an EDF (Earth Defense Force, the military "corrupt" police of the time) Gunship sees them and Dan, supposedly having connections with a rebel group Red Faction, they gun him down... in front of his brother. This, along with being accused of being Red Faction aswell, causes Alec to take a major role in the RF.

    And one not most people will really notice, but one of the saddest things in a video game I have seen:

    The death Animation for Maokai from League of Legends:

    Although you respawn a short bit later, Maokai the twisted treant has the saddest animation upon his death. He hold a small creature called a sapling, who he uses as a weapon aswell. His story states the sapling came to life when Maokai tore a piece of bark from himself and placed it in the blood spilled from a child, which absorbed the blood and the sapling sprang forth. Upon dieing, Maokai falls to his knees, then to the ground, with this larger arm outstretch like a branch. The sapling dances upon him hopeing to wake him, then pokes him when he realizes what happened, then climbs into Maokai's hand and curls up.

    I will post pictures as requested, as this post is too long already...

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    the most saddest moment for me is the end of the kingdom hearts 1. and also when xion dies in 358/2 days

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    another sad moment is in last of the collosus where you try to get to your beloved and fail i cried so hard everytime.

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    one last one the end of brotherhood (assassins creed) (Spoiler!) when lucy dies, the death of your family in AC2. and also the death of your dad in fallout 3 but i know someones meantioned it before. also from AC2 when christina doesn't want to be with you anymore.

    death of altair and yusuf in revelations
    - oscarsylvester December 6, 2012, 2:44 am
    oh yeah, i think the only times i truely cried in a videogame was the end of shadow of collosus and someone meantioned the end of pokemon dungeon explororers of time, i didnt cry it was just really sad, thing is im very stone cold i only cry when dogs or certain people die in movies and only when a love story ends badly in games
    - Soraking007 December 14, 2012, 9:02 am
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    Chrono in Chrono Trigger. Or the whole story of Magus and Zeal in CT as well. Or when Timothy and Alice die in the beginning of Xenogears.

    Some of you have probably never even heard of these games lol

    I think most Sharenators are old enough to remember Chrono Trigger and Xenogears ;x
    - PortionoftheCure June 7, 2011, 7:52 am
    some not all lol
    - foraref June 7, 2011, 8:51 am
    Then we must find them and criticize them for missing out on important moments in Jrpgs
    - PortionoftheCure June 7, 2011, 5:09 pm
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    Um..hello Aeris getting killed by Sephiroth?

    I know most people in here were still sperm or in diapers
    when it happened but I had bit Allergic reaction...watery eyes, little sniffing...

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    The saddest moment in gaming history, was when I realised I no longer enjoyed Final Fantasy Games. Thank you FFXIII for putting an end to a 25 year dynasty.

    • Albane
    • August 11, 2011, 5:59 am
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    I think the saddest moment in gaming history was when CoD4 became so big and now the games don't even need to obe better to sell copies, they just add huge explosions and complicated shit to and already amazing game and ruin the franchise.

    • TryThat
    • September 9, 2011, 1:00 pm
    yeah, it had the best CoD story line
    - bioshock123 September 9, 2011, 9:20 pm
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    One of the sadest moments in my opion is Dierker shoots Jules in The Saboteur.

    • Happy14
    • December 15, 2011, 2:09 pm
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    This was the first time I ever cried in a video game. Seeing him leave was like saying goodbye to a really close friend.

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    Halo reach, every death of the spartans. And the end.

    • Vans
    • December 6, 2012, 11:14 am
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    mine would be realizing that slippy the toad was your wing man in star-fox 64. Also realizing that one person took out all the knees of the guards in Skyrim... joking on the last one.

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    The end of halo 4, it made me cry, 343 you did a great job in telling this story. I hope halo 5 is just as good, now indulge if you have in the end of Halo 4. Spoilers, yes but as it has been a month since the release of halo 4
    Search halo 4 ending on YouTube if you want to know
    What do you think of the ending, and of the game in general
    (no hating on halo please)

    • BEASTY
    • December 6, 2012, 6:08 pm
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