History Heartwarming / TengenToppaGurrenLagann

30th Nov '17 8:16:18 AM Miruka
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* Kamina and Yoko's BigDamnKiss in episode 8. Yoko initiates by giving Kamina a peck on the cheek, sheepishly telling him that his back is his biggest weak spot. Kamina then gazes at her in gentle surprise-- a look he has ''never'' given her before-- and takes her into his arms. After the kiss, Kamina tenderly promises Yoko that he'll pay it back "ten times better" once the battle is over. Given future events, this boarders on a Tear Jerker, but it's still one of the most heartwarming moments in the series.

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* Kamina and Yoko's BigDamnKiss in episode 8. Yoko initiates by giving Kamina a peck on the cheek, sheepishly telling him that his back is his biggest weak spot. Kamina then gazes at her in gentle surprise-- a look he has ''never'' given her before-- and takes her into his arms. After the kiss, Kamina tenderly promises Yoko that he'll pay it back "ten times better" once the battle is over. Given future events, this boarders on doubles as a Tear Jerker, but it's still one of the most heartwarming moments in the series.
30th Nov '17 8:14:23 AM Miruka
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* Kamina and Yoko's BigDamnKiss in episode 8. Yoko initiates by giving Kamina a peck on the cheek, sheepishly telling him that his back is his biggest weak spot. Kamina then gazes at her in gentle surprise-- a look he has ''never'' given her before-- and takes her into his arms. After the kiss, Kamina tenderly promises Yoko that he'll pay it back ten times better once the battle is over. Given future events, this boarders on a Tear Jerker, but it's still one of the most heartwarming moments in the series.

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* Kamina and Yoko's BigDamnKiss in episode 8. Yoko initiates by giving Kamina a peck on the cheek, sheepishly telling him that his back is his biggest weak spot. Kamina then gazes at her in gentle surprise-- a look he has ''never'' given her before-- and takes her into his arms. After the kiss, Kamina tenderly promises Yoko that he'll pay it back ten "ten times better better" once the battle is over. Given future events, this boarders on a Tear Jerker, but it's still one of the most heartwarming moments in the series.
30th Nov '17 8:13:52 AM Miruka
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* Kamina and Yoko's BigDamnKiss in episode 8. Yoko initiates by giving Kamina a peck on the cheek, sheepishly telling him that his back is his biggest weak spot. Kamina then gazes at her in gentle surprise-- a look he has ''never'' given her before-- and takes her into his arms. After the kiss, Kamina tenderly assures Yoko that he'll pay it back ten times better once the battle is over. Given future events, this boarders on a Tear Jerker, but it's still one of the most heartwarming moments in the series.

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* Kamina and Yoko's BigDamnKiss in episode 8. Yoko initiates by giving Kamina a peck on the cheek, sheepishly telling him that his back is his biggest weak spot. Kamina then gazes at her in gentle surprise-- a look he has ''never'' given her before-- and takes her into his arms. After the kiss, Kamina tenderly assures promises Yoko that he'll pay it back ten times better once the battle is over. Given future events, this boarders on a Tear Jerker, but it's still one of the most heartwarming moments in the series.
30th Nov '17 8:13:11 AM Miruka
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* Kamina and Yoko's BigDamnKiss in episode 8. Yoko initiates by first giving Kamina a peck on the cheek, sheepishly telling him that his back is his biggest weak spot. Kamina then gazes at her in gentle surprise-- a look he has ''never'' given her before-- and takes her into his arms. After the kiss, Kamina tenderly assures Yoko that he'll pay it back ten times better once the battle is over. Given future events, this boarders on a Tear Jerker, but it's still one of the most heartwarming moments in the series.

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* Kamina and Yoko's BigDamnKiss in episode 8. Yoko initiates by first giving Kamina a peck on the cheek, sheepishly telling him that his back is his biggest weak spot. Kamina then gazes at her in gentle surprise-- a look he has ''never'' given her before-- and takes her into his arms. After the kiss, Kamina tenderly assures Yoko that he'll pay it back ten times better once the battle is over. Given future events, this boarders on a Tear Jerker, but it's still one of the most heartwarming moments in the series.
30th Nov '17 8:12:42 AM Miruka
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* Yoko finds Kamina and Simon asleep in the second episode. Kamina has his arm wrapped around Simon the whole time. BigBrotherMentor / BigBrotherInstinct indeed.

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* Yoko finds Kamina and Simon asleep in the second episode. episode; Kamina has his arm wrapped around Simon the whole time. BigBrotherMentor / BigBrotherInstinct indeed.
30th Nov '17 8:10:15 AM Miruka
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* Kamina and Yoko's BigDamnKiss in episode 8. Yoko initiates by first giving Kamina a peck on the cheek, sheepishly telling him that his back is his biggest weak spot. Kamina then gazes at her in gentle surprise-- a look he has ''never'' given her before-- and takes her into his arms. After the kiss, Kamina tenderly assures Yoko that he'll pay it back ten times better after the battle. Given future events, this boarders on a Tear Jerker, but it's still adorable.

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* Kamina and Yoko's BigDamnKiss in episode 8. Yoko initiates by first giving Kamina a peck on the cheek, sheepishly telling him that his back is his biggest weak spot. Kamina then gazes at her in gentle surprise-- a look he has ''never'' given her before-- and takes her into his arms. After the kiss, Kamina tenderly assures Yoko that he'll pay it back ten times better after once the battle. battle is over. Given future events, this boarders on a Tear Jerker, but it's still adorable.one of the most heartwarming moments in the series.
30th Nov '17 8:09:13 AM Miruka
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* Kamina and Yoko's BigDamnKiss in episode 8. Yoko initiates by first giving Kamina a peck on the cheek, sheepishly telling him that his back is his biggest weak spot. Kamina then gazes at her in gentle surprise-- a look he has ''never'' given her before-- and takes her into his arms. After the kiss, Kamina tenderly assures Yoko that he'll pay it back ten times better after the battle. Given future events, this boarders on a Tear Jerker, but it's still adorable.
30th Nov '17 8:00:56 AM Miruka
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* In the first episode: Before any of the real action begins, there's an earthquake in Giha Village that freaks Simon out. He begs Kamina to find shelter until the point of tears and screams "I don't want you to die!" It makes Kamina remember that Simon lost his parents in an earthquake and allows him realize that he's all that Simon has. While still in handcuffs, Kamina puts his arms around Simon and gives him a hug to comfort him as the earthquake ceases. It's an Establishing Character Moment for them both as well as a perfect introduction for the dynamic of their relationship. Also qualifies as a Tear Jerker considering what happens in later episodes.
** To elaborate further, Kamina has just been slapped in irons after trying to break free of the village, and abandoned by his first 'Brigade', and is about to start a 'rage against the heavens' speech after stoically and badassly standing still during an earthquake; but Simon's desperate pleading shakes him out of it abruptly, and he takes the moment to show how much he cares about his 'little bro'. No matter how hot-blooded he gets, Kamina's first desire is to care for his loved ones.

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* In the first episode: Before any of the real action begins, there's an earthquake in Giha Village that freaks Simon out. He begs Kamina to find shelter until the point of tears and screams "I don't want you to die!" It makes Kamina remember that Simon lost his parents in an earthquake and allows him realize that he's all that Simon has. While still in handcuffs, Kamina puts his arms around Simon and gives him in a hug to comfort him as the earthquake ceases. It's an Establishing Character Moment for them both as well as a perfect introduction for the dynamic of their relationship. Also qualifies as a Tear Jerker considering what happens in later episodes.
** To elaborate further, Kamina has just been slapped in irons after trying to break free of the village, and abandoned by his first 'Brigade', and is about to start a 'rage "rage against the heavens' heavens" speech after stoically and badassly standing still during an earthquake; but Simon's desperate pleading shakes him out of it abruptly, and he takes the moment to show how much he cares about his 'little bro'. "little bro." No matter how hot-blooded he gets, Kamina's first desire is to care for his loved ones.



** There was a special part right before the earthquake. Just as Kamina's first Gurren Brigade abandons him he yells at them for betraying him and tells them that he doesn't want to see them again but when the chief tells Simon to go too and Kamina sees the doubt in Simon's face he actually tells the little guy to do as he's told this means that Kamina cares so much about Simon that he doesn't care if he has to suffer through being cooped up alone as long as he knows Simon's okay.
* Kamina breaks Simon out of a slump with the words, "Don't believe in me, who believes in you. Believe in you, who believes in yourself!" That this is accompanied by a punch to the face and a [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice]] [[spoiler: TearJerker]] drops it solidly into Crowning Moment Of Awesome territory as well.
* Yoko finds Kamina and Simon asleep in the second episode, Kamina has his arm wrapped around Simon the whole time. BigBrotherMentor / BigBrotherInstinct indeed.
* Although he's always been uncomfortable around [[CampGay Leeron]], Kamina only took issue with his when he started messing around with Simon. Kamina doesn't just dislike Leeron for his TheGadfly tendencies but because he messed with his little brother,
* Simon's story of how Kamina encouraged him to dig the way out after they were trapped in an earthquake, told in episode 10 of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Especially heartwarming in the next episode when we get to hear Kamina's side of the story. He had always relied on Simon in turn and Simon directly inspired him to become the Hot Blooded Determinator he was.

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** There was is a special part right before the earthquake. Just as Kamina's first Gurren Brigade abandons him him, he yells at them for betraying him and tells them that he doesn't want to see them again but again. But when the chief tells Simon to go too and Kamina sees the doubt in Simon's face face, he actually tells the little guy to do as he's told told; this means that Kamina cares so much about Simon that he doesn't care if he has to suffer through being cooped up alone as long as he knows Simon's okay.
* Kamina breaks Simon out of a slump with the words, "Don't believe in me, who believes in you. Believe in you, who believes in yourself!" That this is accompanied by a punch to the face and a [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice]] [[spoiler: TearJerker]] [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]] [[spoiler:TearJerker]] drops it solidly into Crowning Moment Of Awesome territory as well.
* Yoko finds Kamina and Simon asleep in the second episode, episode. Kamina has his arm wrapped around Simon the whole time. BigBrotherMentor / BigBrotherInstinct indeed.
* Although he's always been uncomfortable around [[CampGay Leeron]], Kamina only took issue with his when he started messing around with Simon. Kamina doesn't just dislike Leeron for his TheGadfly tendencies tendencies, but because he messed with his little brother,
brother.
* Simon's story of how Kamina encouraged him to dig the way out after they were trapped in an earthquake, told in episode 10 of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.10. Especially heartwarming in the next episode when we get to hear Kamina's side of the story. He had always relied on Simon in turn turn, and Simon directly inspired him to become the Hot Blooded Determinator he was.



* During Simon's Hes Back speech, everyone of the Dai-Gurren Brigade is looking on in shock...except for Leeron, who's just nodding his head in a "about time you got out of that slump" sort of way.
* Speaking of Episode 11: " Rossiu! Let's combine!"

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* During Simon's Hes Back "He's back" speech, everyone of the Dai-Gurren Brigade is looking on in shock...shock... except for Leeron, who's just nodding his head in a an "about time you got out of that slump" sort of way.
* Speaking of Episode episode 11: " Rossiu! Let's combine!"



* The conclusion of the battle for Teppelin. Beaten and weary from the fight, Simon and Nia are flying back to the team, and Nia gazes at the sunrise. Simon puts his hand around her shoulder, and Nia rests her hand on top of his and nuzzles into his shoulder. The scene contains no dialogue, but it's even more effective that way. It's also because it's obvious that it's that exact moment when they truly fell in love with each other.

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* The conclusion of the battle for Teppelin. Beaten and weary from the fight, Simon and Nia are flying back to the team, and Nia gazes at the sunrise. Simon puts his hand arm around her shoulder, and Nia rests her hand on top of his and nuzzles into his shoulder. The scene contains no dialogue, but it's even more effective that way. It's also because it's obvious that it's that exact moment when they truly fell in love with each other.



* Kamina and Simon meeting again in the same alternate universe, Yoko getting married to Kittan and meeting again with Kamina in said AU... that whole sequence is a Crowning Moment Of Heartwarming. Libera Me (From Hell) playing through the sequence makes it just plain awesome.
** The second movie makes that scene even more heart wrenching. When Simon uses his Core Drill to open the box he found Nia in, Kittan jumps out and says "Don't forget me!" Simon and Kamina look at him for a second before Kamina asks "Who are you again?", the same way he did when Kittan and Team Dai-Gurren met up with Gurren Lagann for the first time. As Kittan gets steamed up for being forgotten a second time, Kamina breaks into a grin and grabs him in a noogie, yelling "Idiot! As if I could forget!", as Simon watches his deceased comrades with a smile.
* Simon and Kinon use the {{Power Of Love}} and the {{Power Of Friendship}} to open a wormhole so that the Gurren Lagann can go through, and they can stop Rossiu from committing suicide to atone for his betrayal of Simon. Simon than gives him a {{Get A Hold Of Yourself Man}} punch, and stops him from making another mistake, as Kinon embraces him. Simon than leaves Rossiu and his men in charge of the civilians, and city so the soldiers can go off to war, proving that friendships can survive betrayal.

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* Kamina and Simon meeting again in the same alternate universe, Yoko getting married to Kittan and meeting again with Kamina in said AU... that whole sequence is a Crowning Moment Of Heartwarming. Libera "Libera Me (From Hell) Hell)" playing through the sequence makes it just plain awesome.
** The second movie makes that scene even more heart wrenching.heart-wrenching. When Simon uses his Core Drill to open the box he found Nia in, Kittan jumps out and says "Don't forget me!" Simon and Kamina look at him for a second before Kamina asks "Who are you again?", the same way he did when Kittan and Team Dai-Gurren met up with Gurren Lagann for the first time. As Kittan gets steamed up for being forgotten a second time, Kamina breaks into a grin and grabs him in a noogie, yelling "Idiot! As if I could forget!", as Simon watches his deceased comrades with a smile.
* Simon and Kinon use the {{Power Of Love}} and the {{Power Of Friendship}} to open a wormhole so that the Gurren Lagann can go through, and they can stop Rossiu from committing suicide to atone for his betrayal of Simon. Simon than gives him a {{Get A Hold Of Yourself Man}} punch, and stops him from making another mistake, as Kinon embraces him. Simon than leaves Rossiu and his men in charge of the civilians, and city so the soldiers can go off to war, proving that friendships can survive betrayal.



* Don't forget the conversation between Kinon and Rossiu where Rossiu says that Kinon (who is sitting on Rossiu's lap) is heavy but would like her to stay put so he can feel the weight of one human life. [[{{Tsundere}} She then calls him a jerk.]]
* Revealing that Viral's heart's desire is to have a family, impossible due to beastmen being made by cloning. It's an extra shocker since Viral is portrayed as a total grumpy hardass the whole series.

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* Don't forget the conversation between Kinon and Rossiu where Rossiu says that Kinon (who is sitting on Rossiu's lap) is heavy heavy, but he would like her to stay put so he can feel the weight of one human life. [[{{Tsundere}} She then calls him a jerk.]]
* Revealing that Viral's heart's desire is to have a family, which is impossible due to beastmen being made by cloning. It's an extra shocker since Viral is portrayed as a total grumpy hardass the whole series.



* The post timeskip opening contains a significant one. Particularly, the scene where the lyrics are going "I have come this far by following your shadow", and the scene is basically the Dai Gurren Brigade, with Kamina at the top facing away from the screen, acknowledging him as their inspiration.
* Episode 25, I Accept Your Last Wish! Has possibly the most heart-wrenching Heroic Sacrifice of the series. After finally showing Yoko how he feels, Kittan is willing to sacrifice his own life to allow Team Dai-Gurren to escape the Death Spiral Field and form the Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann. This after it's been made clear that he probably has long-term intentions involving Yoko. Because of his awesome speech it also doubles as a Crowning Moment Of Awesome.
* Also, Kamina's spirit advisor scene in Episode 26. The whole damn thing. Simon being trapped in a Lotus Eater Machine in which he witnesses a fake life where Kamina and Simon, instead of becoming freedom fighters, settle down as thieves. After some confusion, Simon realizes he isn't wearing his Core Drill anymore. Cue the real Kamina asking him if he has lost his drill, and a lot of encouraging, cumilating in Simon punching fake Kamina in the face and then the real Kamina and now-adult Simonn standing side-by-side. Kamina's comment? "You have grown taller than me". Do also note that he does not just mean that in a literal sense.

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* The post timeskip opening contains a significant one. Particularly, the scene where the lyrics are going "I have come this far by following your shadow", and the scene is basically the Dai Gurren Dai-Gurren Brigade, with Kamina at the top facing away from the screen, acknowledging him as their inspiration.
* Episode 25, I "I Accept Your Last Wish! Has Wish!", has possibly the most heart-wrenching Heroic Sacrifice of the series. After finally showing Yoko how he feels, Kittan is willing to sacrifice his own life to allow Team Dai-Gurren to escape the Death Spiral Field and form the Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann. This after it's been made clear that he probably has long-term intentions involving Yoko. Because of his awesome speech it also doubles as a Crowning Moment Of Awesome.
* Also, Kamina's spirit advisor scene in Episode episode 26. The whole damn thing. Simon being trapped in a Lotus Eater Machine in which he witnesses a fake life where Kamina and Simon, instead of becoming freedom fighters, settle down as thieves. After some confusion, Simon realizes he isn't wearing his Core Drill anymore. Cue the real Kamina asking him if he has lost his drill, and a lot of encouraging, cumilating in Simon punching fake Kamina in the face and then the real Kamina and now-adult Simonn Simon standing side-by-side. Kamina's comment? "You have grown taller than me". me." Do also note that he does not just mean that in a literal sense.



* 1st episode after the TimeSkip, when Nia accepts Simon's proposal: Simon, to Kamina's monument, "Yes! I did it, Bro!"
* Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann also gets big credit for the relatively happy ending. After carving a hole through the Anti-Spiral boss and killing him once and for all, every single Anti-Spiral in the universe dies or vanishes due to No Ontological Inertia; Nia, however, hangs on by pure defiant willpower and her love for Simon, and they finally get married. Then, after sharing her first on-screen kiss, she vanishes in the air, smiling to him, and Simon puts on his cape and spends the rest of his days Walking The Earth. Not exactly a cheerful ending, considering that Gainax loves... well... {{Gainax Ending}}s for a reason, but still a great way to end the continuous series of [[AwesomeMoments Crowning Moments of Awesome]].

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* 1st episode after the TimeSkip, when Nia accepts Simon's proposal: proposal. Simon, to Kamina's monument, monument: "Yes! I did it, Bro!"
* Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann also gets big credit for the relatively happy ending. After carving a hole through the Anti-Spiral boss and killing him once and for all, every single Anti-Spiral in the universe dies or vanishes due to No Ontological Inertia; Nia, however, hangs on by pure defiant willpower and her love for Simon, and they finally get married. Then, after sharing her their first on-screen kiss, she vanishes in into the air, smiling to at him, and Simon puts on his cape and spends the rest of his days Walking The Earth. Not exactly a cheerful ending, considering that Gainax loves... well... {{Gainax Ending}}s for a reason, but still a great way to end the continuous series of [[AwesomeMoments Crowning Moments of Awesome]].



* In Gurren-hen, the Four Generals attempted to destroy the Dai-Gurren brigade. Simon not only blocked the shot, but then told his friends not to falter. Followed up by Kittan with something resembling this: "Of course not! How can I with all these friends?"

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* In Gurren-hen, the Four Generals attempted to destroy the Dai-Gurren brigade. Simon not only blocked blocks the shot, but then told tells his friends not to falter. Followed up by Kittan with something resembling this: "Of course not! How can I with all these friends?"



* The uncut version of Episode 6, which is practically [[CrowningMomentOfFunny CMOF]] incarnate, does have a genuinely heartwarming moment in it. The boys and girls are separated by a giant wall while in the hot spring, and Kamina convinces Simon to peep on the girls who are presumably naked ([[spoiler:they aren't]]). Simon drills through the wall and manages to make a small hole through the other side, only to overhear what the girls think of him: a young, ineffectual boy who is too dependent of Kamina and has no real identity of his own. However, Yoko says she believes Simon has the potential to be a great man and always pulls through for his friends in the end. As a result, Simon respectfully covers the hole he made and makes no further attempts to peep on them. [[spoiler:Not that it stops him from seeing Yoko's boobs by mistake in the end...]]

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* The uncut version of Episode episode 6, which is practically [[CrowningMomentOfFunny CMOF]] incarnate, does have a genuinely heartwarming moment in it. The boys and girls are separated by a giant wall while in the hot spring, and Kamina convinces Simon to peep on the girls who are presumably naked ([[spoiler:they aren't]]). Simon drills through the wall and manages to make a small hole through the other side, only to overhear what the girls think of him: a young, ineffectual boy who is too dependent of Kamina and has no real identity of his own. However, Yoko says she believes Simon has the potential to be a great man and always pulls through for his friends in the end. As a result, Simon respectfully covers the hole he made and makes no further attempts to peep on them. [[spoiler:Not that it stops him from seeing Yoko's boobs by mistake in the end...]]



* After the forming of Tengen Toppa Gurren Laggan, where the Anti Spiral is just beating the hell out of the Brigade, to the point that it rips open a hole to Earth and starts his EvilGloating. You just KNOW Simon is going to rally the team and start the proper ass-kicking... But it's not him, it's Dayakka, the only member of the brigade to become a father, who not only breaks out of the slump, but delivers the first big hurt on the Anti Spiral. PapaWolf at it's finest.

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* After the forming of Tengen Toppa Gurren Laggan, where the Anti Spiral Anti-Spiral is just beating the hell out of the Brigade, brigade, to the point that it rips open a hole to Earth and starts his EvilGloating. You just KNOW Simon is going to rally the team and start the proper ass-kicking... But it's not him, it's Dayakka, the only member of the brigade to become a father, who not only breaks out of the slump, but delivers the first big hurt on the Anti Spiral. PapaWolf at it's finest.



* When Nia meet a Gunman for the first time, Simon eventually decide to make a LastStand to allow her to escape. Then ensue the following dialogue :
-->'''Simon:''' ''I'm sick of it! I am sick of watching people die! I don't care what happens to me, just so long as no one else dies!''\\
'''Nia:''' ''Do you really want to die? If you are frightened, you should run. You mustn't die.''\\
'''Simon:''' ''N-no, I'm not scared.''\\
'''Nia:''' ''You mustn't lie, either. Come, let's escape. Together.''
:: Then she takes him by the hand and go. Really, at that moment, she saved him.
* Seriously? No one has Nia and Simon's wedding (which also goes into TearJerker territory as well) here? For shame.
** More important question: Why was the ring the only thing that didn't disappear with Nia? One can doubt it's only something to remember her by. The ring was how Simon found her in the Anti-Spiral world, so what stopping Simon from using the ring to find her again without Spiral Power?

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* When Nia meet a Gunman for the first time, Simon eventually decide to make a LastStand to allow her to escape. Then ensue the following dialogue :
dialogue:
-->'''Simon:''' ''I'm I'm sick of it! I am sick of watching people die! I don't care what happens to me, just so long as no one else dies!''\\
dies!\\
'''Nia:''' ''Do Do you really want to die? If you are frightened, you should run. You mustn't die.''\\
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'''Simon:''' ''N-no, N-no, I'm not scared.''\\
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'''Nia:''' ''You You mustn't lie, either. Come, let's escape. Together.''
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Together.
**
Then she takes him by the hand and go.runs. Really, at that moment, she saved him.
* Seriously? No one has Nia and Simon's wedding (which also goes into TearJerker territory as well) here? For shame.
** More important question:
Why was the ring the only thing that didn't disappear with Nia? One can doubt it's only something to remember her by. The ring was how Simon found her in the Anti-Spiral world, so what stopping Simon from using the ring to find her again without Spiral Power?



* Shortly after Simon is named leader of the Dai-Gurren he is talking with Nia about something or another. Then Yoko comes in screaming at Simon about not having eaten in the past few days.
* Yoko's renewed confidence in Simon after he breaks out of his HeroicBSOD, most pronounced in Episode 13. First when she gets hurt in battle and Simon confidently tells her that he will protect her and proceeds to fearlessly fight Viral one-on-one, and a little bit later, safely back on the ground again, when she looks at him standing completely relaxed and confident in the cockpit of Lagann... The look in her eyes is quite telling.
* The beginning of Episode 14, when Simon and Yoko visit [[spoiler:Kamina's grave]]. Especially the moment when Yoko leaves, only to turn around one final time. The viewer doesn't get to hear what she says, but the look on her face and the fact that she says only a few words could give you an idea of what exactly she told him...

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* Shortly after Simon is named leader of the Dai-Gurren Dai-Gurren, he is talking with Nia about something or another. Then Yoko comes in in, screaming at Simon about not having eaten in the past few days.
* Yoko's renewed confidence in Simon after he breaks out of his HeroicBSOD, most pronounced in Episode episode 13. First when she gets hurt in battle and Simon confidently tells her that he will protect her and proceeds to fearlessly fight Viral one-on-one, and a little bit later, safely back on the ground again, when she looks at him standing completely relaxed and confident in the cockpit of Lagann... The look in on her eyes is quite telling.
* The beginning of Episode episode 14, when Simon and Yoko visit [[spoiler:Kamina's grave]]. Especially the moment when Yoko leaves, only to turn around one final time. The viewer doesn't get to hear what she says, but the look on her face and the fact that she says only a few words could give you an idea of what exactly she told him...



** He doesn't flinch at the thought of a representative of the spiral races demolishing everything he ever believed in, and in his final moment simply requested that they carry on and protect the universe where he (in his mind) failed. Contrast to Lordgenome, who basically gave a speech that amounted to "you're screwed" when he died. The Anti-Spiral had faith that they could succeed, in spite of years of brutal hatred against them.
* In the first episode of the second season it turns out Viral was protecting humans who did not like the new world order and wanted to return to their underground way of life. Sure, Viral may have wanted to help them do it to feel more like old times but he also apologises to his easily defeated mecha as well for pushing it too hard.
* [[spoiler: After Rossiu sentenced Simon to death, he kept Simon's drill around his neck. He didn't destroy or study it; he kept it next to his heart.]]
* It's blink and you'll miss it, but during the final moments of the final battle in the movie, Nia's Anti-Spiral, cross shaped pupil's become normal, circular ones. Once all barriers are broken down, all illusions cast aside, on the edge of truth, her soul is that of a real human being.
** In the final scene of the series, [[spoiler: Nia's ring is left on a cross atop her memorial.]] In the movie, [[spoiler: Simon wears her ring on his neck, in the place where the core drill used to be.]]
*** One can't help but wonder if it's a sign that Nia may not be truly gone for good considering that this is the one thing that didn't disappear with her...a hopeful thought indeed.

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** He doesn't flinch at the thought of a representative of the spiral Spiral races demolishing everything he ever believed in, and in his final moment simply requested that they carry on and protect the universe where he (in his mind) failed. Contrast to Lordgenome, who basically gave a speech that amounted to "you're screwed" when he died. The Anti-Spiral had faith that they could succeed, in spite of years of brutal hatred against them.
*** And Simon vows to honor this request.
* In the first episode of the second season season, it turns out Viral was protecting humans who did not like the new world order and wanted to return to their underground way of life. Sure, Viral may have wanted to help them do it to feel more like old times times, but he also apologises apologizes to his easily defeated mecha as well for pushing it too hard.
* [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After Rossiu sentenced Simon to death, he kept Simon's drill around his neck. He didn't destroy or study it; he kept it next to his heart.]]
* It's blink and you'll miss it, but during the final moments of the final battle in the movie, Nia's Anti-Spiral, cross shaped pupil's cross-shaped pupils become normal, circular ones. Once all barriers are broken down, all illusions cast aside, on the edge of truth, her soul is that of a real human being.
** In the final scene of the series, [[spoiler: Nia's [[spoiler:Nia's ring is left on a cross atop her memorial.]] In the movie, [[spoiler: Simon [[spoiler:Simon wears her ring on his neck, in the place where the core drill Core Drill used to be.]]
*** One can't help but wonder if it's a sign that Nia may not be truly gone for good good, considering that this is the one thing that didn't disappear with her...her... a hopeful thought indeed.
16th Jun '17 11:08:18 PM Gamermaster
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* Simon and Kinon use the {{Power Of Love}} and the {{Power Of Friendship}}} to open a wormhole so that the Gurren Lagann can go through, and they can stop Rossiu from committing suicide to atone for his betrayal of Simon. Simon than gives him a {{Get A Hold Of Yourself Man}} punch, and stops him from making another mistake, as Kinon embraces him. Simon than leaves Rossiu and his men in charge of the civilians, and city so the soldiers can go off to war, proving that friendships can survive betrayal.

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* Simon and Kinon use the {{Power Of Love}} and the {{Power Of Friendship}}} Friendship}} to open a wormhole so that the Gurren Lagann can go through, and they can stop Rossiu from committing suicide to atone for his betrayal of Simon. Simon than gives him a {{Get A Hold Of Yourself Man}} punch, and stops him from making another mistake, as Kinon embraces him. Simon than leaves Rossiu and his men in charge of the civilians, and city so the soldiers can go off to war, proving that friendships can survive betrayal.
4th Jan '17 3:25:54 PM Dropkick
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*** It's also very fitting that her grave is placed next to Kamina's. The two people that Simon ever loved the most.
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