History Heartwarming / KillLaKill

30th May '16 12:19:41 PM Cieloazul
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* Ryuko, Mako and Maiko celebrating their arrival to school taking a group photo, Ryuko even flashing shyly a V-sign to the camera. It's the first time we see her putting down their aggressive attitude and show her sweeter side.

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* Ryuko, Mako and Maiko celebrating their arrival to school taking a group photo, with Ryuko even of all people flashing shyly a V-sign to the camera. It's the first time we see her putting down their her aggressive attitude and show her sweeter side.
6th May '16 10:39:16 AM SteamedPotatoes
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** And even better that as Satsuki curtsied, her signature [[HolyBacklight light]] shines as she apologized. Normally that light appears every time Satsuki looked down at those pigs in human clothing and asserts her superiority. A perfect show of humility as she admits her shortcomings to Ryuko and wanted to make it up for it.

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** And even better that as Satsuki curtsied, her signature [[HolyBacklight light]] shines as she apologized. Normally that light appears every time Satsuki looked down at those pigs in human clothing and asserts asserting her superiority. A perfect show of humility as she admits her shortcomings to Ryuko and wanted to make it up for it. It also serves as the embodiment of her TheDeterminator attitude as well, as she is more than willing to establish a bond with the only other family member she had left after her father died and her mother being shit at her.



* Soroi asking Ryuko via comms to take care of [[spoiler:her OneeSama]]. She whispers to him that she will. Then, Ryuko tries to call Satsuki [[spoiler:"big sister"]] but getting too flustered to do so. Satsuki then responds that she doesn't have to force it. Ryuko's blood is flowing in Junketsu, and that's enough for her.

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* Soroi asking Ryuko via comms to take care of [[spoiler:her OneeSama]].sister]]. She whispers to him that she will. Then, Ryuko tries to call Satsuki [[spoiler:"big sister"]] [[spoiler:"nee-san/sis"]] but getting too flustered to do so. Satsuki then responds that she doesn't have to force it. Ryuko's blood is flowing in Junketsu, and that's enough for her.



** What makes this even more heartwarming is that this scene was a case of ThrowItIn on the part of RyokaYuzuki. The scene originally was going to be silent, but Yuzuki just acted what she thought would be on Satsuki's mind at that moment, which was catching [[spoiler: her little sister.]] She described it as all of the repressed emotions Satsuki had just came out in one burst.

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** What makes this even more heartwarming is that this scene was a case of ThrowItIn on the part of RyokaYuzuki. The scene originally was going to be silent, but Yuzuki just acted what she thought would be on Satsuki's mind at that moment, which was catching [[spoiler: her little sister.]] She described it as all of the repressed emotions Satsuki had just came out in one burst. Yuzuki really knows her character well.
14th Apr '16 7:42:39 AM Vanguard1505
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQp9vBYmuMg The english cast improvise a scene of Gamagori asking Mako out]]. The sheer amount of ''[[{{Squee}} d'awws]]'' from the audience couldn't be expressed enough.
14th Jan '16 8:44:23 AM Cieloazul
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* Ryuko, Mako and Maiko celebrating their arrival to school taking a group photo, Ryuko even flashing a shy V-sign to the camera. It's the first time we see her putting down their aggressive attitude and show her sweeter side.

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* Ryuko, Mako and Maiko celebrating their arrival to school taking a group photo, Ryuko even flashing shyly a shy V-sign to the camera. It's the first time we see her putting down their aggressive attitude and show her sweeter side.
14th Jan '16 8:43:17 AM Cieloazul
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[[AC:Episode 4]]

* Ryuko, Mako and Maiko celebrating their arrival to school taking a group photo, Ryuko even flashing a shy V-sign to the camera. It's the first time we see her putting down their aggressive attitude and show her sweeter side.
5th Dec '15 3:13:55 PM Raiza
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** Satsuki [[spoiler: finding her new goal in life counts as well as we get to see her shining self once again.]]

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** Satsuki [[spoiler: finding her new goal in life counts as well as we get to see her shining self once again. Complete with her signature HolyBacklight.]]
15th Sep '15 10:17:15 PM tropesWontChangeMe
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* Soroi asking Ryuko via comms to take care of [[spoiler:her OneeSama]]. She says that she will. Then, Ryuko tries to call Satsuki [[spoiler:"big sister"]] but getting too flustered to do so. Satsuki then responds that she doesn't have to force it. Ryuko's blood is flowing in Junketsu, and that's enough for her.

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* Soroi asking Ryuko via comms to take care of [[spoiler:her OneeSama]]. She says whispers to him that she will. Then, Ryuko tries to call Satsuki [[spoiler:"big sister"]] but getting too flustered to do so. Satsuki then responds that she doesn't have to force it. Ryuko's blood is flowing in Junketsu, and that's enough for her.
23rd Aug '15 6:41:10 AM Minni128
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*Mako's backstory told in pictures [[http://goboiano.com/news/3302-kill-la-kill-designer-draws-a-heartwarming-story-about-mako]]
16th Aug '15 3:30:22 PM Discar
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** Followed by Senketsu feeling so strongly about wanting to protect Ryuko that Tsumugu actually hears his voice.
** From the same episode, Mako tells her that Senketsu isn't her only friend; she is too. And apparently, she had no real friends before she met Ryuko, so she pries Senketsu off the floor and hands it to her with a smile.
** Tsumugi states that people and clothing cannot become friends, as they cannot communicate. Mako retaliates with her own brand of logic: Ryuko was the first person to befriend her, so someone like that could definitely make friends with clothing.
** Prior to Ryuko protecting him, Senketsu launches himself off of her so Tsumugu will target him instead of her.
* Any and every time [[GenkiGirl Mako]] rushes in just as Ryuko is about to be defeated by an enemy is a combination of this and a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments funny moment]].
* Episode 7, where Ryuko and Mako manage to get their family a One-Star apartment. The look of sheer happiness on their faces is just... d'awwww.
** The beginning of the episode where Ryuko muses how much she enjoys having dinner with Mako and her family since she never had that chance with her parents.
** Mako feeding Ryuko her last croquette after Ryuko beats up the three club presidents who interrupted her lunch.
** Combined with TearJerker, [[spoiler:Ryuko can't bear to fight Mako after she puts on her Two-Star uniform, so she just goes back to normal and silently takes Mako's punches. When Mako is about to deliver the final blow, she realizes Ryuko's intention, cries, and calls out her family not stopping the fight.]]
** A blink-and-you-miss-it one - [[spoiler:Satsuki smiles when she turns away, showing how deeply she appreciated Mako's choice of friends over money.]]

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** * Followed by Senketsu feeling so strongly about wanting to protect Ryuko that Tsumugu actually hears his voice.
** * From the same episode, Mako tells her that Senketsu isn't her only friend; she is too. And apparently, she had no real friends before she met Ryuko, so she pries Senketsu off the floor and hands it to her with a smile.
** * Tsumugi states that people and clothing cannot become friends, as they cannot communicate. Mako retaliates with her own brand of logic: Ryuko was the first person to befriend her, so someone like that could definitely make friends with clothing.
** * Prior to Ryuko protecting him, Senketsu launches himself off of her so Tsumugu will target him instead of her.
her.

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* Any and every time [[GenkiGirl Mako]] rushes in just as Ryuko is about to be defeated by an enemy is a combination of this and a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments funny moment]].
* Episode 7, where
Ryuko and Mako manage to get their family a One-Star apartment. The look of sheer happiness on their faces is just... d'awwww.
** * The beginning of the episode where Ryuko muses how much she enjoys having dinner with Mako and her family since she never had that chance with her parents.
** * Mako feeding Ryuko her last croquette after Ryuko beats up the three club presidents who interrupted her lunch.
** * Combined with TearJerker, [[spoiler:Ryuko can't bear to fight Mako after she puts on her Two-Star uniform, so she just goes back to normal and silently takes Mako's punches. When Mako is about to deliver the final blow, she realizes Ryuko's intention, cries, and calls out her family not stopping the fight.]]
** * A blink-and-you-miss-it one - [[spoiler:Satsuki smiles when she turns away, showing how deeply she appreciated Mako's choice of friends over money.]]]]

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** It's easy to miss it but Ira sitting beside Mako was rather sweet. Mako admitted herself that before Ryuko appeared she had no friends except for those in her head. Now not only does she have Ryuko, but also Ira, who did not care about her nutty disposition but actively and friendly, if rather hammily, interacted with her.
** The flashback to how Jakuzure first became devoted to Satsuki: she starts off wanting to show off by getting the boys to build a huge sandcastle for Satsuki as well because they've been "best friends since forever" [[note]] Given [[AllThereInTheManual background information]] that Nonon initially found Satsuki uninteresting, she was probably insincere, and just attached to Satsuki's status.[[/note]], while Satsuki says she just needs a handful of sand left over from the construction of a family-owned skyscraper from which she can look down on any adult, and notes that a castle that falls down in the first gust of wind is worthless. Nonon petulantly insists that all buildings fall down eventually, prompting Satsuki to say that they should build their castles in their minds where they'll never fall down; this compels Nonon so much that she knocks the sand from Satsuki, saying she doesn't need it, so that she can hold her hand, promising to hold on to her forever, and will always look out from the same height as her. This actually makes her the only one of the Elite Four who actually pledged herself to Satsuki, rather than being recruited.

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** * It's easy to miss it but Ira sitting beside Mako was rather sweet. Mako admitted herself that before Ryuko appeared she had no friends except for those in her head. Now not only does she have Ryuko, but also Ira, who did not care about her nutty disposition but actively and friendly, if rather hammily, interacted with her.
** * The flashback to how Jakuzure first became devoted to Satsuki: she starts off wanting to show off by getting the boys to build a huge sandcastle for Satsuki as well because they've been "best friends since forever" [[note]] Given [[AllThereInTheManual background information]] that Nonon initially found Satsuki uninteresting, she was probably insincere, and just attached to Satsuki's status.[[/note]], while Satsuki says she just needs a handful of sand left over from the construction of a family-owned skyscraper from which she can look down on any adult, and notes that a castle that falls down in the first gust of wind is worthless. Nonon petulantly insists that all buildings fall down eventually, prompting Satsuki to say that they should build their castles in their minds where they'll never fall down; this compels Nonon so much that she knocks the sand from Satsuki, saying she doesn't need it, so that she can hold her hand, promising to hold on to her forever, and will always look out from the same height as her. This actually makes her the only one of the Elite Four who actually pledged herself to Satsuki, rather than being recruited.recruited.

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** It's also a moment of this for Ryuuko herself. She is overcome with rage and lust for blood and could have easily squashed Mako like a bug. [[spoiler:But instead she is just trying to pry her off, showing that even in her berserk state she would never hurt Mako.]]

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** * It's also a moment of this for Ryuuko herself. She is overcome with rage and lust for blood and could have easily squashed Mako like a bug. [[spoiler:But instead she is just trying to pry her off, showing that even in her berserk state she would never hurt Mako.]]]]

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** For bonus points, earlier in the episode, Satsuki sported a pleased smirk to the fact that Ryuko was there to spice things up. [[spoiler:In a similar scene near the end, she looks distinctly displeased by how her mother and Harime have interfered.]]

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** * For bonus points, earlier in the episode, Satsuki sported a pleased smirk to the fact that Ryuko was there to spice things up. [[spoiler:In a similar scene near the end, she looks distinctly displeased by how her mother and Harime have interfered.]]]]

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* There are several between various couples in Episode 15
** Satsuki pointing out that Nonon won't be able to stand at the same height as her if she supports Satsuki, only for Nonon to retort with a soft, wistful "Don't be silly". Also Satsuki calling Nonon by her first name rather than last name like she usually does.
** Mako, after being told to go hide somewhere safe, stays nearby and later points out that being around Ryuko is the safest.
** Gamagoori being very reluctant to attack Mako even if she poses a threat to Satsuki's plan.
** Though probably the most standout one of the episode is the more non-romantic moment between [[TrueCompanions Ryuko and Senketsu]], with Ryuko asking Senketsu to use her own skin in place of his missing glove, and insisting they're friends. Later, Senketsu returns the favor when [[spoiler:Satsuki corners Ryuko after disarming her of the Scissor Blade, reiterating the same assurance and insisting that he is her friend before asking Ryuko [[BatmanGambit to put her faith in him as he tries a desperate, last second move against Satsuki to save her]].]]

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* There are several between various couples in Episode 15
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Satsuki pointing out that Nonon won't be able to stand at the same height as her if she supports Satsuki, only for Nonon to retort with a soft, wistful "Don't be silly". Also Satsuki calling Nonon by her first name rather than last name like she usually does.
** * Mako, after being told to go hide somewhere safe, stays nearby and later points out that being around Ryuko is the safest.
** * Gamagoori being very reluctant to attack Mako even if she poses a threat to Satsuki's plan.
** * Though probably the most standout one of the episode is the more non-romantic moment between [[TrueCompanions Ryuko and Senketsu]], with Ryuko asking Senketsu to use her own skin in place of his missing glove, and insisting they're friends. Later, Senketsu returns the favor when [[spoiler:Satsuki corners Ryuko after disarming her of the Scissor Blade, reiterating the same assurance and insisting that he is her friend before asking Ryuko [[BatmanGambit to put her faith in him as he tries a desperate, last second move against Satsuki to save her]].]]]]

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** Gamagoori telling Mako to evacuate the civilians. She may be just an underachiever, a No-Star, and a traitor, but Gamagoori still trusts her enough to charge her with a very important task.
** What does Mako do with the massive bags of snacks she brought back from Osaka? Why, split it with her family! It's a small moment, but seeing her family put her efforts to use by happily stuffing themselves is just d'aww.
* In episode 19, Gamagoori has quite a few of these:

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** * Gamagoori telling Mako to evacuate the civilians. She may be just an underachiever, a No-Star, and a traitor, but Gamagoori still trusts her enough to charge her with a very important task.
** * What does Mako do with the massive bags of snacks she brought back from Osaka? Why, split it with her family! It's a small moment, but seeing her family put her efforts to use by happily stuffing themselves is just d'aww.
d'aww.

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* In episode 19, Gamagoori has quite a few of these:



* In the flashback showing [[spoiler:Soichiro's transformation into]] Isshin, it's very heartwarming seeing a young Ryuko sleeping on a chair, sucking her thumb and surrounded by dolls.
** Even if he had [[spoiler:experimented on his own daughter, turning her into a Life Fiber/human mutant,]] Isshin will not abandon her if he has any choice in the matter.

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* In the flashback showing [[spoiler:Soichiro's transformation into]] Isshin, it's very heartwarming seeing a young Ryuko sleeping on a chair, sucking her thumb and surrounded by dolls.
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dolls. Even if he had [[spoiler:experimented on his own daughter, turning her into a Life Fiber/human mutant,]] Isshin will not abandon her if he has any choice in the matter.matter.

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** The scene where they all finally reunite is both very heartwarming and awesome.
** Mako cuddling Senketsu and claiming that even if she can't understand him, she knows how he feels, which makes Senketsu blush.
** When Ryuko attacks Nui, Nui assures her that she knows exactly how she feels: a freakish outcast with no place in the world, and no real friends. Nui assures that she and Ryuko are two of a kind, and that she will be Ryuko's friend. Nui was never given a choice, and was probably always brought up to be nothing but a tool for Ragyo's plans, and she really is happy that after [[spoiler:Ryuko is brainwashed to join their cause]], she will finally have a companion with whom she can sympathise.

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** * The scene where they all finally reunite is both very heartwarming and awesome.
** * Mako cuddling Senketsu and claiming that even if she can't understand him, she knows how he feels, which makes Senketsu blush.
** * When Ryuko attacks Nui, Nui assures her that she knows exactly how she feels: a freakish outcast with no place in the world, and no real friends. Nui assures that she and Ryuko are two of a kind, and that she will be Ryuko's friend. Nui was never given a choice, and was probably always brought up to be nothing but a tool for Ragyo's plans, and she really is happy that after [[spoiler:Ryuko is brainwashed to join their cause]], she will finally have a companion with whom she can sympathise.sympathise.

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** Satsuki tells a [[spoiler: brainwashed Ryuko]] that she has no feelings of sisterly affection and will take her out like any other enemy, but this turns out to be a lie. Her plan starting from episode 20 was to find a way to save [[spoiler: Ryuko.]] Satsuki was only able to [[spoiler:synchronize with Senketsu because they both desire to bring Ryuko back to her senses.]] She ''screams'' Senketsu's name in genuine fear when Ryuko [[spoiler:cuts him off of her]]. Then when they finally manage to snap [[spoiler: Ryuko]] out of her funk and [[spoiler: she begins to rip apart Junketsu, who is sewn to her skin,]] Satsuki begs her to stop because she'll die of blood loss.
*** Senketsu sticking up for Satsuki and even praising her when [[spoiler: Ryuko]] is giving her a ReasonYouSuckSpeech.
** A small one, but Satsuki trusting Mako with the instructions to the Elite Four. She was even thoughtful enough to write them in hiragana for her, since Mako can't read kanji.
** Nonon getting royally pissed off at somebody mocking Satsuki, with a nice CallBack to their childhood.

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** * Satsuki tells a [[spoiler: brainwashed Ryuko]] that she has no feelings of sisterly affection and will take her out like any other enemy, but this turns out to be a lie. Her plan starting from episode 20 was to find a way to save [[spoiler: Ryuko.]] Satsuki was only able to [[spoiler:synchronize with Senketsu because they both desire to bring Ryuko back to her senses.]] She ''screams'' Senketsu's name in genuine fear when Ryuko [[spoiler:cuts him off of her]]. Then when they finally manage to snap [[spoiler: Ryuko]] out of her funk and [[spoiler: she begins to rip apart Junketsu, who is sewn to her skin,]] Satsuki begs her to stop because she'll die of blood loss.
*** * Senketsu sticking up for Satsuki and even praising her when [[spoiler: Ryuko]] is giving her a ReasonYouSuckSpeech.
** * A small one, but Satsuki trusting Mako with the instructions to the Elite Four. She was even thoughtful enough to write them in hiragana for her, since Mako can't read kanji.
** * Nonon getting royally pissed off at somebody mocking Satsuki, with a nice CallBack to their childhood.



** And Ryuko's response [[spoiler:as she continues to remove Junketsu]] despite the warnings is also worthy of note, cementing just [[TrueCompanions how far she's willing to go against the odds for Senketsu even after everything]]:

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** * And Ryuko's response [[spoiler:as she continues to remove Junketsu]] despite the warnings is also worthy of note, cementing just [[TrueCompanions how far she's willing to go against the odds for Senketsu even after everything]]:



** Every time [[spoiler:Mako]] is in danger, Senketsu comes to her aid. All of this to protect [[spoiler:Ryuko from [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone doing something she would horribly regret later on.]]]] Senketsu is truly Ryuko's greatest bro.
** Finally, there's Mako's utter faith that [[spoiler:"her Ryuko" is still in there, underneath all of the rage and MindRape and homicidal insanity.]] And it's obvious Mako's not that far off the mark. [[spoiler:Ryuko could have easily sliced Mako in half when Mako launched herself at her, but instead Ryuko dodges her in a CallBack to episode 1. And for a while, she even appears confused and paralyzed by Mako's appeal to her emotions and their friendship. It takes a long time before Ryuko finally moves to attack her, both in reality and when Mako breaks into Ryuko's mind.]]
* Episode 22: This is basically Heartwarming: The Episode.
** Seeing everyone share a happy dinner together, with Sukuyo's mystery croquettes as the main course.
** When Ryuko is reunited with Senketsu and transforms, everyone smiles. Not only Mako or Mikisugi but also [[spoiler:the Elite Four, Tsumugu and then Satsuki herself. All those who have doubted or antagonized Ryuko and Senketsu in the past]] are now in full support of them.
** Ryuko proudly declaring because of the fact that [[spoiler:Mako and '''Satsuki''''s blood is within]] Senketsu is what gave her strength.
** Ryuko and Senketsu talking with each other after the dinner party.
** The Elite Four taking Ryuko's punches in the face intended for Satsuki. The whole scene shows that even someone as cold and calculating as Satsuki has TrueCompanions that care for her much like Ryuko has Mako and Senketsu, and Gamagoori also points out that Ryuko [[spoiler:never intended to punch her sister with all her strength, despite her bluster, or he would have been dead.]]
** Satsuki's [[spoiler:heartfelt apology and bow of respect to Ryuko, and Satsuki ''requesting'' Ryuko's aid instead of manipulating her.]]
*** What's even more surprising is how fast they wholeheartedly accepted each other as [[spoiler:sisters]]. Up until a month ago, when they were at each others' throats.
*** And even better that as Satsuki curtsied, her signature [[HolyBacklight light]] shines as she apologized. Normally that light appears every time Satsuki looked down at those pigs in human clothing and asserts her superiority. A perfect show of humility as she admits her shortcomings to Ryuko and wanted to make it up for it.
*** Ryuko releasing her grudge against Satsuki with a bemused "Your friends are just as batshit crazy as mine."
** Soroi asking Ryuko via comms to take care of [[spoiler:her OneeSama]]. She says that she will. Then, Ryuko tries to call Satsuki [[spoiler:"big sister"]] but getting too flustered to do so. Satsuki then responds that she doesn't have to force it. Ryuko's blood is flowing in Junketsu, and that's enough for her.
*** It's small, but Soroi also refers to Ryuko as [[spoiler:"Ryuko-''sama''", meaning he's willing to give her the same care and support he gives Satsuki.]]
** Another small one, after [[spoiler: cutting off Nui's arms and neutralizing her as a threat, Ryuko offers her the chance to surrender rather than just killing her, showing that she's finally overcome her earlier all-consuming desire for vengeance.]]
** After spending most of her life as a grouch (and who can blame her), [[WhenSheSmiles Satsuki smiles more often]], realizing she has [[TrueCompanions dependable friends]] and having [[spoiler:reunited with her long-lost sister, Ryuko.]] Much like Ryuko, Satsuki finally found her family.
** When the Elite Four start [[VitriolicBestBuds their usual bickering]], Gamagoori snaps at them because they are in Satsuki's presence. But she just laughs it off, commenting how their antics makes her feel at home. This is the first time she has shown her relaxed, smiling self to anyone but Soroi.
* Episode 23 had a lot of heartwarming moments too!
** Ryuko holding Mako in her arms after the fight is over.
** Everyone drinking tea together.
---> '''Satsuki''': Don't smash the cups. We're not going off to die. We're all coming back alive to drink Soroi's tea again!
** While very quick and subtle, just before the Elite Four [[spoiler:wielding a new set of Goku Uniforms]] leap to join in the fight against Ragyo, Gamagoori grabs Mako's hat and comfortably places it on her head to reassure her when she begins breaking down [[spoiler:thinking that Ryuko was just killed]].
* Episode 24, especially the ending
** Its subtle, but [[spoiler: Nui's sacrifice counts as one. It's the only time she calls Ragyo "Mama", and her last words are that she's happy Ragyo feels good wearing her. Ragyo's response as Nui fades away is "Leave the rest to me, Nui." followed by what seems to be a DeathWail. As twisted as they were, it's obvious Nui really was Ragyo's daughter in a way Satsuki and Ryuko never were.]]
** Mako [[spoiler:asking Ryuko out on a date, giving her a reason to survive and make it back.]]
** It's small, but it's nice to see Ryuko ask Ragyo [[spoiler:to return with her, even addressing her as "Mother." Then yelling "Don't!" when Ragyo decides to kill herself. Just a few episodes ago, Ryuko would've carved the cosmos just to get revenge, and now, with her offer to bring Ragyo back to Earth, she willingly chooses to ''forgive'' her mother in the end. And for a single instant before refusing, Ragyo gives an almost gentle smile, as if she actually considered it for a moment.]]
** Senketsu [[spoiler:sacrificing himself after absorbing Shinra-Koketsu to save Ryuko as they plummet towards Earth.]]
** After the final battle, [[spoiler: Ryuko offers forgiveness to Ragyo, telling Ragyo to come back down with her just like mother and daughter. Think of it this way: Ryuko, despite all the horrible things her mother had done, was willing to give her mother a second chance, a chance at starting life anew and redeeming herself. That takes a heart of 24-carat gold. Ragyo refuses the opportunity and just kills herself instead.]]
** Satsuki in her most emotional state, [[spoiler:screaming and running as fast as she can to catch Ryuko. Ryuko crashes into Satsuki's arms, with Mako, the Elite Four, and every single other person helping to slow the sisters down. Then the entire group ends up in a pseudo-group hug, with Ryuko snuggled safely into Satsuki's chest.]]
---> '''Satsuki''': "Welcome home."\\

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** * Every time [[spoiler:Mako]] is in danger, Senketsu comes to her aid. All of this to protect [[spoiler:Ryuko from [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone doing something she would horribly regret later on.]]]] Senketsu is truly Ryuko's greatest bro.
** * Finally, there's Mako's utter faith that [[spoiler:"her Ryuko" is still in there, underneath all of the rage and MindRape and homicidal insanity.]] And it's obvious Mako's not that far off the mark. [[spoiler:Ryuko could have easily sliced Mako in half when Mako launched herself at her, but instead Ryuko dodges her in a CallBack to episode 1. And for a while, she even appears confused and paralyzed by Mako's appeal to her emotions and their friendship. It takes a long time before Ryuko finally moves to attack her, both in reality and when Mako breaks into Ryuko's mind.]]
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* Episode 22: This is basically Heartwarming: The Episode.
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Seeing everyone share a happy dinner together, with Sukuyo's mystery croquettes as the main course.
** * When Ryuko is reunited with Senketsu and transforms, everyone smiles. Not only Mako or Mikisugi but also [[spoiler:the Elite Four, Tsumugu and then Satsuki herself. All those who have doubted or antagonized Ryuko and Senketsu in the past]] are now in full support of them.
** * Ryuko proudly declaring because of the fact that [[spoiler:Mako and '''Satsuki''''s blood is within]] Senketsu is what gave her strength.
** * Ryuko and Senketsu talking with each other after the dinner party.
** * The Elite Four taking Ryuko's punches in the face intended for Satsuki. The whole scene shows that even someone as cold and calculating as Satsuki has TrueCompanions that care for her much like Ryuko has Mako and Senketsu, and Gamagoori also points out that Ryuko [[spoiler:never intended to punch her sister with all her strength, despite her bluster, or he would have been dead.]]
** * Satsuki's [[spoiler:heartfelt apology and bow of respect to Ryuko, and Satsuki ''requesting'' Ryuko's aid instead of manipulating her.]]
*** ** What's even more surprising is how fast they wholeheartedly accepted each other as [[spoiler:sisters]]. Up until a month ago, when they were at each others' throats.
*** ** And even better that as Satsuki curtsied, her signature [[HolyBacklight light]] shines as she apologized. Normally that light appears every time Satsuki looked down at those pigs in human clothing and asserts her superiority. A perfect show of humility as she admits her shortcomings to Ryuko and wanted to make it up for it.
*** ** Ryuko releasing her grudge against Satsuki with a bemused "Your friends are just as batshit crazy as mine."
** * Soroi asking Ryuko via comms to take care of [[spoiler:her OneeSama]]. She says that she will. Then, Ryuko tries to call Satsuki [[spoiler:"big sister"]] but getting too flustered to do so. Satsuki then responds that she doesn't have to force it. Ryuko's blood is flowing in Junketsu, and that's enough for her.
*** ** It's small, but Soroi also refers to Ryuko as [[spoiler:"Ryuko-''sama''", meaning he's willing to give her the same care and support he gives Satsuki.]]
** * Another small one, after [[spoiler: cutting off Nui's arms and neutralizing her as a threat, Ryuko offers her the chance to surrender rather than just killing her, showing that she's finally overcome her earlier all-consuming desire for vengeance.]]
** * After spending most of her life as a grouch (and who can blame her), [[WhenSheSmiles Satsuki smiles more often]], realizing she has [[TrueCompanions dependable friends]] and having [[spoiler:reunited with her long-lost sister, Ryuko.]] Much like Ryuko, Satsuki finally found her family.
** * When the Elite Four start [[VitriolicBestBuds their usual bickering]], Gamagoori snaps at them because they are in Satsuki's presence. But she just laughs it off, commenting how their antics makes her feel at home. This is the first time she has shown her relaxed, smiling self to anyone but Soroi.
Soroi.

[[AC:Episode 23]]

* Episode 23 had a lot of heartwarming moments too!
**
Ryuko holding Mako in her arms after the fight is over.
** * Everyone drinking tea together.
---> --> '''Satsuki''': Don't smash the cups. We're not going off to die. We're all coming back alive to drink Soroi's tea again!
** * While very quick and subtle, just before the Elite Four [[spoiler:wielding a new set of Goku Uniforms]] leap to join in the fight against Ragyo, Gamagoori grabs Mako's hat and comfortably places it on her head to reassure her when she begins breaking down [[spoiler:thinking that Ryuko was just killed]].
killed]].

[[AC:Episode 24]]

* Episode 24, especially the ending
** Its
It's subtle, but [[spoiler: Nui's sacrifice counts as one. It's the only time she calls Ragyo "Mama", and her last words are that she's happy Ragyo feels good wearing her. Ragyo's response as Nui fades away is "Leave the rest to me, Nui." followed by what seems to be a DeathWail. As twisted as they were, it's obvious Nui really was Ragyo's daughter in a way Satsuki and Ryuko never were.]]
** * Mako [[spoiler:asking Ryuko out on a date, giving her a reason to survive and make it back.]]
** * It's small, but it's nice to see Ryuko ask Ragyo [[spoiler:to return with her, even addressing her as "Mother." Then yelling "Don't!" when Ragyo decides to kill herself. Just a few episodes ago, Ryuko would've carved the cosmos just to get revenge, and now, with her offer to bring Ragyo back to Earth, she willingly chooses to ''forgive'' her mother in the end. And for a single instant before refusing, Ragyo gives an almost gentle smile, as if she actually considered it for a moment.]]
** * Senketsu [[spoiler:sacrificing himself after absorbing Shinra-Koketsu to save Ryuko as they plummet towards Earth.]]
** * After the final battle, [[spoiler: Ryuko offers forgiveness to Ragyo, telling Ragyo to come back down with her just like mother and daughter. Think of it this way: Ryuko, despite all the horrible things her mother had done, was willing to give her mother a second chance, a chance at starting life anew and redeeming herself. That takes a heart of 24-carat gold. Ragyo refuses the opportunity and just kills herself instead.]]
** * Satsuki in her most emotional state, [[spoiler:screaming and running as fast as she can to catch Ryuko. Ryuko crashes into Satsuki's arms, with Mako, the Elite Four, and every single other person helping to slow the sisters down. Then the entire group ends up in a pseudo-group hug, with Ryuko snuggled safely into Satsuki's chest.]]
---> --> '''Satsuki''': "Welcome home."\\



*** What makes this even more heartwarming is that this scene was a case of ThrowItIn on the part of RyokaYuzuki. The scene originally was going to be silent, but Yuzuki just acted what she thought would be on Satsuki's mind at that moment, which was catching [[spoiler: her little sister.]] She described it as all of the repressed emotions Satsuki had just came out in one burst.
** [[http://i.imgur.com/qyvdgsV.png The look on everybody's face right after that]]. They've really grown into one big family.
*** This and the massive group hug around Ryuko is doubly heartwarming, considering [[IJustWantToHaveFriends just how alone she was at the beginning of the series.]]
*** Also for Satsuki, who spent the [[LongGame better part of her life trying to take down COVERS]] and now her battle is finally over.
** And finally, the credit sequence. [[spoiler:Honnouji Academy is gone, Japan is back to normal, and Ryuko gets to live a normal life with Mako and (short-haired!) Satsuki.]] Let's elaborate a bit on that last one: [[spoiler:Satsuki cut her hair and ''deliberately styled it after Ryuko'']]. This is the first time we get to see just how similar they are in appearance to one another, and their resemblance is ''stunning''.
** Mako and Ryuko's reaction to [[spoiler:short-haired]] Satsuki is really touching as well. When they notice her they become fully synchronized, and without exchanging a look or word, perform a silly little dance as they approach her. Mako and Ryuko have become so close that they act and think alike without even having to communicate.
*** Also keep in mind this is the first time Satsuki has ever acted like a normal girl her age, and the fact that doing so clearly makes her shy and self-conscious is both heartwarming and adorable.
** As the three walk along we see the four devas watching them. Not only is a blushing Gamagoori holding a bouquet, the others are seemingly motivating their friend as he gets ready to take the plunge!
** Finally, as Ryuko walks along the crowded urban street, she notices a young girl wearing a school uniform... that looks like Senketsu. Ryuko grips her shirt and looks up at the sky, where [[spoiler:Senketsu gave his life just after he told her to wear clothing "cuter than I." She spends a good deal of time looking up, showing that she hasn't gotten over it... but then Ryuko smiles, closes her eyes, and turns away, accepting Senketsu's death at last.]]
* Episode 25
** Everyone is really worried about Satsuki [[spoiler: who has become lost now that her life's goal is completed.]]
** Mako excitedly telling Ryuko about how [[spoiler: they'll be transferred to the same school now that Honnouji is no more.]]
** Satsuki [[spoiler: trying to talk Hououmaru out of her revenge, even offering to let Rei kill her if that will make her happy. Then, after Rei is defeated, Satsuki offers her a place at her side to try and make the world a better place. Unlike Ragyo, Rei accepts.]]
*** Satsuki [[spoiler: finding her new goal in life counts as well as we get to see her shining self once again.]]
** Every living character in the series [[spoiler: saluting the ruins of Honnouji Academy as they travel away.]]
** Ryuko and Mako leaving on the latter's family's truck at the very end. Ryuko seems genuinely happy and optimistic for the first time in a while.
** When Ryuko is leaving, Nonon asks Satsuki if she's sure about letting her go. Satsuki just smiles and says she can visit Ryuko whenever she wants.
** A villainous example: Rei was close to death when she was a kid and would have died had Ragyo not stepped in and saved her. Putting the cherry on the cake is her giving Rei a pair of sunglasses, the very same glasses she wears to this day.
*** Ironically, said shades finally breaking [[spoiler:during Satsuki's aforementioned second chance offer which Rei accepts, represents Rei's own newfound purpose as well as, to quote Ryuko, her "graduation from Ragyo."]]

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*** ** What makes this even more heartwarming is that this scene was a case of ThrowItIn on the part of RyokaYuzuki. The scene originally was going to be silent, but Yuzuki just acted what she thought would be on Satsuki's mind at that moment, which was catching [[spoiler: her little sister.]] She described it as all of the repressed emotions Satsuki had just came out in one burst.
** * [[http://i.imgur.com/qyvdgsV.png The look on everybody's face right after that]]. They've really grown into one big family.
*** ** This and the massive group hug around Ryuko is doubly heartwarming, considering [[IJustWantToHaveFriends just how alone she was at the beginning of the series.]]
*** ** Also for Satsuki, who spent the [[LongGame better part of her life trying to take down COVERS]] and now her battle is finally over.
** * And finally, the credit sequence. [[spoiler:Honnouji Academy is gone, Japan is back to normal, and Ryuko gets to live a normal life with Mako and (short-haired!) Satsuki.]] Let's elaborate a bit on that last one: [[spoiler:Satsuki cut her hair and ''deliberately styled it after Ryuko'']]. This is the first time we get to see just how similar they are in appearance to one another, and their resemblance is ''stunning''.
** * Mako and Ryuko's reaction to [[spoiler:short-haired]] Satsuki is really touching as well. When they notice her they become fully synchronized, and without exchanging a look or word, perform a silly little dance as they approach her. Mako and Ryuko have become so close that they act and think alike without even having to communicate.
*** ** Also keep in mind this is the first time Satsuki has ever acted like a normal girl her age, and the fact that doing so clearly makes her shy and self-conscious is both heartwarming and adorable.
** * As the three walk along we see the four devas watching them. Not only is a blushing Gamagoori holding a bouquet, the others are seemingly motivating their friend as he gets ready to take the plunge!
** * Finally, as Ryuko walks along the crowded urban street, she notices a young girl wearing a school uniform... that looks like Senketsu. Ryuko grips her shirt and looks up at the sky, where [[spoiler:Senketsu gave his life just after he told her to wear clothing "cuter than I." She spends a good deal of time looking up, showing that she hasn't gotten over it... but then Ryuko smiles, closes her eyes, and turns away, accepting Senketsu's death at last.]]

[[AC:Episode 25]]

* Everyone is really worried about Satsuki [[spoiler: who has become lost now that her life's goal is completed.
]]
* Episode 25
** Everyone is really worried about Satsuki [[spoiler: who has become lost now that her life's goal is completed.]]
**
Mako excitedly telling Ryuko about how [[spoiler: they'll be transferred to the same school now that Honnouji is no more.]]
** * Satsuki [[spoiler: trying to talk Hououmaru out of her revenge, even offering to let Rei kill her if that will make her happy. Then, after Rei is defeated, Satsuki offers her a place at her side to try and make the world a better place. Unlike Ragyo, Rei accepts.]]
*** ** Satsuki [[spoiler: finding her new goal in life counts as well as we get to see her shining self once again.]]
** * Every living character in the series [[spoiler: saluting the ruins of Honnouji Academy as they travel away.]]
** * Ryuko and Mako leaving on the latter's family's truck at the very end. Ryuko seems genuinely happy and optimistic for the first time in a while.
** * When Ryuko is leaving, Nonon asks Satsuki if she's sure about letting her go. Satsuki just smiles and says she can visit Ryuko whenever she wants.
** * A villainous example: Rei was close to death when she was a kid and would have died had Ragyo not stepped in and saved her. Putting the cherry on the cake is her giving Rei a pair of sunglasses, the very same glasses she wears to this day.
*** ** Ironically, said shades finally breaking [[spoiler:during Satsuki's aforementioned second chance offer which Rei accepts, represents Rei's own newfound purpose as well as, to quote Ryuko, her "graduation from Ragyo."]]"]]

[[AC:Other]]
* Any and every time [[GenkiGirl Mako]] rushes in just as Ryuko is about to be defeated by an enemy is a combination of this and a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments funny moment]].
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*** Ironically, said shades finally breaking [[spoiler:during Satsuki's aforementioned second chance offer which Rei accepts, represents Rei's own newfound purpose as well as, to quote Ryuko, her "graduation from Ragyo."]]
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