History Heartwarming / FantasticFour

2nd Nov '17 3:07:26 AM HelloLamppost
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** Reed comes across a jumper and instead of tritely getting him off the ledge, stretches up and has a conversation. The guy's wife left him, he's got terminal cancer, and his son died in a car crash. He's going to jump because he's got no one left. Reed gives him his personal number and tells him to call when it gets to the worst; Reed will sit with him as he passes so he's not alone. Later in the series, Reed ''walks out of an Illuminati meeting'' to uphold his promise. It's a low-key rebuttal to some criticisms of Reed and his cold, hard logic, and it must be [[http://imgur.com/gallery/jelby seen to be appreciated.]]

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** Reed comes across a jumper and instead of tritely getting him off the ledge, stretches up and has a conversation. The guy's wife left him, he's got terminal cancer, and his son died in a car crash. He's going to jump because he's got no one left. Reed gives him his personal number and tells him to call when it his cancer gets to the worst; Reed will sit with him as he passes so he's not alone. Later in the series, Reed ''walks out of an Illuminati meeting'' to uphold his promise. It's a low-key rebuttal to some criticisms of Reed and his cold, hard logic, and it must be [[http://imgur.com/gallery/jelby seen to be appreciated.]]
3rd Aug '17 5:09:45 PM Maxiboy136
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* Franklin's birthday during Kirkman's run. Apart from the ComicBook/PowerPack reunion and Spider-Man giving Franklin a web-swinging piggy-back ride, Reed, Sue and Franklin invited Leech and Artie to stay with them, and Franklin and Val gave Artie a device that simulated his mental projection powers that he used to communicate, and that he lost during [[ComicBook/HouseOfM M-Day]].

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* Franklin's birthday during Kirkman's Hickman's run. Apart from the ComicBook/PowerPack reunion and Spider-Man giving Franklin a web-swinging piggy-back ride, Reed, Sue and Franklin invited Leech and Artie to stay with them, and Franklin and Val gave Artie a device that simulated his mental projection powers that he used to communicate, and that he lost during [[ComicBook/HouseOfM M-Day]].
8th Jun '17 10:29:29 PM Kirayoshi
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*** The reason Sandman was visiting Ben in the first place is pretty heartwarming; in MTIO #86, Ben encountered Sandman and instead of the usual dust-up, they ended up having a few beers together and Ben convinced Sandman to [[HeelFaceTurn go straight]]. Sandman had come to the hospital to thank him for being there when he needed someone.


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* In ''Fantastic Four'' #606, when their beloved postman and family friend Willie Lumpkin is diagnosed with an inoperable tumor. the team shrink themselves to microscopic size and arrange to have themselves injected into his bloodstream to remove the tumor and save his life. Ben Grimm's reaction when the doctor informs the team the only hope is for a miracle says it all:
-->"A miracle...does that guy have any idea who he's talking to?"
8th Jun '17 10:00:43 PM Kirayoshi
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** Later, when Ben was [[AchillesInHisTent avoiding the rest of the team]] at Avengers' Mansion, Spider-Man was the one who managed to convince Ben to come back to his family.


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* Franklin's birthday during Kirkman's run. Apart from the ComicBook/PowerPack reunion and Spider-Man giving Franklin a web-swinging piggy-back ride, Reed, Sue and Franklin invited Leech and Artie to stay with them, and Franklin and Val gave Artie a device that simulated his mental projection powers that he used to communicate, and that he lost during [[ComicBook/HouseOfM M-Day]].
17th Mar '17 4:47:31 AM Maxiboy136
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* The ending of the "Solve Everything" arc. Reed discovers that the difference between him and all the other members of the Council of Reeds is that they gave up friends and family in order to devote themselves to the Council. Faced with a choice between his loved ones and the Council, Reed returns to Earth-616, erases his room of ideas and opens the door to find Sue waiting for him.

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* The ending of the "Solve Everything" arc. Reed discovers that the difference between him and all the other members of the Council of Reeds is that they gave up friends and family in order to completely devote themselves to the Council.their work. Faced with a choice between his loved ones and the Council, Reed returns to Earth-616, erases his room of ideas and opens the door to find Sue waiting for him.
8th Mar '17 6:26:38 PM Maxiboy136
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--->'''Nathaniel Richards''': But I want you to remember one last thing before I go. The world is ugly. It should not be, but it is. It will force you to do things you know you should not do -- to compromise -- simply because you feel like you have no other choice. This weakens us. It makes us men less that what we should be, and it will even more difficult for you because you have an extra burden... because you have a gift that will affect many people. But this [a brain]... without this [a heart]... means nothing. It's a terrible thing for someone not to reach their full potential... I know. As I've grown older, I've realised that I do not have the character to be both good and great at the same time. But you do, Reed... and as such, all of my hopes and desires rest in you becoming what I am not. When you grow up, I expect more. Son... I expect better. I want you to be a better friend than I was. Be a better husband. Be a better father. Reed... be a better man.

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--->'''Nathaniel Richards''': But I want you to remember one last thing before I go. The world is ugly. It should not be, but it is. It will force you to do things you know you should not do -- to compromise -- simply because you feel like you have no other choice. This weakens us. It makes us men less that what we should be, and it will be even more difficult for you because you have an extra burden... because you have a gift that will affect many people. But this [a brain]... without this [a heart]... means nothing. It's a terrible thing for someone not to reach their full potential... I know. As I've grown older, I've realised that I do not have the character to be both good and great at the same time. But you do, Reed... and as such, all of my hopes and desires rest in you becoming what I am not. When you grow up, I expect more. Son... I expect better. I want you to be a better friend than I was. Be a better husband. Be a better father. Reed... be a better man.
8th Mar '17 4:56:55 PM Maxiboy136
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* The ending of the "Solve Everything" arc. Reed discovers that the difference between him and all the other members of the Council of Reeds is that they gave up friends and family in order to devote themselves to the Council. Faced with a choice between his loved ones and the Council, Reed returns to Earth-616, erases his room of ideas and opens the door to find Sue waiting for him.
** As this happens, there's a flashback to what Reed's father told him before leaving.
--->'''Nathaniel Richards''': But I want you to remember one last thing before I go. The world is ugly. It should not be, but it is. It will force you to do things you know you should not do -- to compromise -- simply because you feel like you have no other choice. This weakens us. It makes us men less that what we should be, and it will even more difficult for you because you have an extra burden... because you have a gift that will affect many people. But this [a brain]... without this [a heart]... means nothing. It's a terrible thing for someone not to reach their full potential... I know. As I've grown older, I've realised that I do not have the character to be both good and great at the same time. But you do, Reed... and as such, all of my hopes and desires rest in you becoming what I am not. When you grow up, I expect more. Son... I expect better. I want you to be a better friend than I was. Be a better husband. Be a better father. Reed... be a better man.
13th Feb '17 4:05:14 PM HeroGal2347
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*** Presented in its textual beauty: ''If youíre hearing this, Iím sorry, pal. Sorry that Iím gone. ĎCause... well... I know how you feel when it comes to losing family. And thatís what you are to me. Family. So... if youíre thinking of this as my last will and all... Iím not leaving you my sports cars or stuff like that... Iím leaving you the best thing I ever had... My spot on this team. A place in this family. The best sister, two brothers, niece, and nephew a guy could ask for. Theyó We all love you, Pete. So? You up for it, bro? Weíre all here for you.''

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*** Presented in its textual beauty: ''If youíre hearing this, Iím sorry, pal. Sorry that Iím gone. ĎCause... well... I know how you feel when it comes to losing family. And thatís what you are to me. Family. So... if youíre thinking of this as my last will and all... Iím not leaving you my sports cars or stuff like that... Iím leaving you the best thing I ever had... My spot on this team. A place in this family. The best sister, two brothers, niece, and nephew a guy could ask for. [[PlatonicDeclarationOfLove Theyó We all love you, Pete. Pete.]] So? You up for it, bro? Weíre all here for you.''
13th Feb '17 8:53:18 AM DLMaximum1
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* From the old Marvel Knights 4 series:

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* From the old Marvel Knights 4 ''Marvel Knights: 4'' series:



* The end of one Christmas issue (#361, ''Miracle on Yancy Street'') sees Ben return home after being humiliated by the Yancy Street Gang, angrily ranting about what he'd like to do to them. He's immediately welcomed by the others, Reed offers him eggnog, Franklin hugs him, and Sue and Alicia both kiss him under the mistletoe. Though he does protest that "Yer all spoilin' a perfectly good bad mood," he's smiling and wishing everyone a merry Christmas by the next panel.

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* The end of one Christmas issue (#361, ''Miracle "Miracle on Yancy Street'') Street") sees Ben return home after being humiliated by the Yancy Street Gang, angrily ranting about what he'd like to do to them. He's immediately welcomed by the others, Reed offers him eggnog, Franklin hugs him, and Sue and Alicia both kiss him under the mistletoe. Though he does protest that "Yer all spoilin' a perfectly good bad mood," he's smiling and wishing everyone a merry Christmas by the next panel.



* In The Thing's solo series, Ben decides to open a youth center on Yancy St. in order to help the kids there get a chance at a better life. At first, nobody's impressed because he decided to call it the Grimm Youth Center - until the end, when it's revealed that he was naming it after his deceased brother, the founder of the original Yancy St. Gang.

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* In The Thing's solo series, Ben decides to open a youth center on Yancy St. Street in order to help the kids there get a chance at a better life. At first, nobody's impressed because he decided to call it the Grimm Youth Center - until the end, when it's revealed that he was naming it after his deceased brother, the founder of the original Yancy St. Street Gang.
13th Feb '17 8:52:17 AM DLMaximum1
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* In Mark Millar's first story arc, Reed reunites with Alyssa, his former college girlfriend who's almost as smart as he is. After solving a crisis, Alyssa asks when Reed will admit "we married the wrong people," noting her husband is smart but no real passion while Sue, Johnny and Ben just aren't as smart as Reed and asks why would he waste time with someone "you have to dumb down to talk to and their eyes glaze over when you talk of your passions." In other words, Alyssa is asking why Reed stays with Sue whens he's not his intellectual equal. Reed shuts Alyssa up with his simple, beautifully matter of fact reply:

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* In Mark Millar's first story arc, Reed reunites with Alyssa, his former college girlfriend who's almost as smart as he is. After solving a crisis, Alyssa asks when Reed will admit "we married the wrong people," noting her husband is smart but has no real passion while Sue, Johnny and Ben just aren't as smart as Reed and asks why would he waste time with someone "you have to dumb down to talk to and their eyes glaze over when you talk of your passions." In other words, Alyssa is asking why Reed stays with Sue whens he's not his intellectual equal. Reed shuts Alyssa up with his simple, beautifully matter of fact reply:



* From Johnny Storm's death

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* From Johnny Storm's deathdeath:



*** Presented in it's textual beauty: ''If youíre hearing this, Iím sorry, pal. Sorry that Iím gone. ĎCause... well... I know how you feel when it comes to losing family. And thatís what you are to me. Family. So... if youíre thinking of this as my last will and all... Iím not leaving you my sports cars or stuff like that... Iím leaving you the best thing I ever had... My spot on this team. A place in this family. The best sister, two brothers, niece, and nephew a guy could ask for. Theyó We all love you, Pete. So? You up for it, bro? Weíre all here for you.''

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*** Presented in it's its textual beauty: ''If youíre hearing this, Iím sorry, pal. Sorry that Iím gone. ĎCause... well... I know how you feel when it comes to losing family. And thatís what you are to me. Family. So... if youíre thinking of this as my last will and all... Iím not leaving you my sports cars or stuff like that... Iím leaving you the best thing I ever had... My spot on this team. A place in this family. The best sister, two brothers, niece, and nephew a guy could ask for. Theyó We all love you, Pete. So? You up for it, bro? Weíre all here for you.''



** Reed, knowing that the two of them will die when they hit the atmosphere of the anti-earth, repeatedly tells "Ben" that he shouldn't have come and gives him an "ItHasBeenAnHonor" speech.

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** Reed, knowing that the two of them will die when they hit the atmosphere of the anti-earth, anti-Earth, repeatedly tells "Ben" that he shouldn't have come and gives him an "ItHasBeenAnHonor" speech.



** Reed describing the imposter's HeroicSacrifice by saying that "some of [Ben's] heroism reached out...and touched him."

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** Reed describing the imposter's HeroicSacrifice by saying that "some of [Ben's] heroism reached out... and touched him."



* Showing that even villains can have a heartwarming moment, "Spider-Man Family#4" includes a short comic where the Puppet Master is creating a SpiderMan doll to use in one of his evil schemes, when he meets a young boy named Louis,who tells Puppet Master about his deceased mother and how his most treasured possessions are the action figures she gave him before her death. Then Louis is attacked by 3 bullies ({{Expy}}s of WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy), who throw his action figures into the lake. Here's the heartwarming part - Puppet Master not only comforts Louis, telling him he knows how Louis feels (his own mother died when he was young and he was often picked on, causing him to turn to his puppets as "friends), he gives him the Spider-Man doll he was working on. I repeat - ''he abandons one of his evil plans to comfort a distraught boy''. If that isn't a PetTheDog moment, I don't know what is.
* Marvel Two-In-One #96 has Ben Grimm stuck in the hospital after a fight and a bunch of heroes go in to visit him. Even more, a bunch of villains decide to take the opportunity to beat him down, except for Doctor Doom, who deems it beneath him.

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* Showing that even villains can have a heartwarming moment, "Spider-Man Family#4" ''Spider-Man Family'' #4 includes a short comic where the Puppet Master is creating a SpiderMan doll to use in one of his evil schemes, when he meets a young boy named Louis,who Louis, who tells Puppet Master about his deceased mother and how his most treasured possessions are the action figures she gave him before her death. Then Louis is then attacked by 3 bullies bullies, ({{Expy}}s of WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy), who throw his action figures into the lake. Here's the heartwarming part - Puppet Master not only comforts Louis, telling him he knows how Louis feels (his own mother died when he was young and he was often picked on, causing him to turn to his puppets as "friends), he gives him the Spider-Man doll he was working on. I repeat - ''he abandons one of his evil plans to comfort a distraught boy''. If that isn't a PetTheDog moment, I don't know what is.
* Marvel Two-In-One ''Marvel Two-In-One'' #96 has Ben Grimm stuck in the hospital after a fight and a bunch of heroes go in to visit him. Even more, a bunch of villains decide to take the opportunity to beat him down, except for Doctor Doom, who deems it beneath him.



* In The Thing's solo series, Ben decides to open a youth center on Yancy St. in order to help the kids there get a chance at a better life. At first, nobody's impressed because he decided to call it the Grimm Youth Center- until the end, when it's revealed that he was naming it after his deceased brother, the founder of the original Yancy St. Gang.

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* In The Thing's solo series, Ben decides to open a youth center on Yancy St. in order to help the kids there get a chance at a better life. At first, nobody's impressed because he decided to call it the Grimm Youth Center- Center - until the end, when it's revealed that he was naming it after his deceased brother, the founder of the original Yancy St. Gang.
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