All the Times Adventure Time Crushed Our Hearts
Maybe there’s a silver lining to “Adventure Time” ending. After all, it regularly destroys our emotions by luring us in with cutesy surreal animation and then sucker-punching us with a surprisingly tragic storyline or backstory. If it’s not around anymore, maybe we won’t have to suffer so much!
But at least we’ll always have these quietly devastating moments to look back on fondly once the show has crumbled into nothingness. Let’s take a look back at the moments that Adventure Time crushed our hearts.
When you learn the Ice King’s origins for the first time.
Remember when we all thought The Ice King was just a comically creepy dude who kidnapped princesses, and then it turned out that he was actually once a nice, intelligent human man driven insane by grief and loneliness and a magical ice-crown? And that he survived a terrible apocalyptic nuclear war only to linger on forever as a shadow of his former self?
When Finn didn’t know how to handle his feelings towards Princess Bubblegum.
When we realize we’re all Finn and ignore our repressed memories
There are too many things that I can’t handle. I feel ya, Finn. I feel ya.
When Finn calls out Princess Bubblegum for leading him on.
When we found out that Marceline and the Ice King had a past.
When We Realized We’re not the only ones who feel Lonely
AMO’s entire existence.
AMO only appears in one episode, the two-part “The More You Moe, The Moe You Know”. But he’s one of the most memorable characters of season 7 so far because his story is so deeply sad. AMO was the robot designer Moe’s botched attempt at creating a bot that can experience love. However, Moe quickly realized that he made a fatal error with AMO — he made him capable of receiving love, but not giving it. So Moe built BMO, everyone’s favorite, who is designed to give love to others.
This only compounded AMO’s obsessive jealousy and drove him to destroy dozens of MOs and attempt to destroy BMO. This last attempt ends in AMO’s tragic demise. Nothing’s sadder than a character who desperately needs to be loved, but whose programming keeps him from getting it. Well, nothing except these last three characters…
The episode where the Ice King reunites with his lost love.
When Simon leaves Marcy all alone.
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