History Heartwarming / TheSandman

5th Mar '18 12:07:56 AM StrixObscuro
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!!!The Doll's House



* Dream saying he cannot find it in his heart to punish Fiddler's Green aka [[spoiler:Gilbert]] for his disobedience near the end of the arc. While it would have been a major KickTheDog moment if he had done so (considering Fiddler's Green did nobody any harm through his actions and was a really nice guy), this was before a lot of Dream's CharacterDevelopment, when viciously punishing an otherwise innocent person for slighting him would have been totally in-character (and comes soon after he horribly punished two other rogue dreams ''not'' for any part they played in the torment of a child, but simply because they "wantonly defied" ''his'' law during his absence). While he had shown moments of affection before (mainly to Death and Hob Gadling,) this was the first time he showed mercy and forgiveness.

!!!Dream Country



* At the end of ''A Game of You'', when Barbie crosses out 'Alvin' on [[spoiler: Wanda's Gravestone]] and writes 'Wanda' above it. The few pages leading up to that moment count as well.
** Also, the very end, [[spoiler: when Wanda ([[DyingAsYourself in her true form]]) and Death wave goodbye to Barbie in a dream.]]

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!!!Season of Mists
* At the end, Lucifer has retired as ruler of Hell and is watching a sunset on the west coast of Australia. After a conversation with a dying old man who's also come to watch the sunset, Lucifer glances skyward to address {{God}}:
-->"All right. I admit it. He's got a point. The sunsets are bloody marvelous, you old bastard. Satisfied?"

!!!A Game of You
* When Foxglove first finds out that Hazel is pregnant (it obviously isn't hers):
-->'''Foxglove:''' What kind of relationship did we have, for Chrissakes? You're dumb, you know that? Dumb and selfish and, and deceitful, and secretive, and -- and -- and -- dumb. ''(pause)'' Oh... shit. ''(pause)'' Do you know how much a baby's going to cost us? For a start we have to buy one of those dumb books full of names...
-->'''Hazel:''' Fox? Fox, I do love you.
-->'''Foxglove:''' Damn straight you do. Jerk.
* At the end of ''A Game of You'', when Barbie crosses out 'Alvin' "Alvin" on [[spoiler: Wanda's [[spoiler:Wanda's Gravestone]] and writes 'Wanda' "Wanda" above it. The few pages leading up to that moment count as well.
** Also, the very end, [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when Wanda ([[DyingAsYourself in her true form]]) and Death wave goodbye to Barbie in a dream.]]



** It should be noted that the last line is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Norton#Later_years_and_death absolutely true,]] and the figure of 10,000 is *conservative*.

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** It should be noted that the last line is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Norton#Later_years_and_death absolutely true,]] and the figure of 10,000 is *conservative*.''conservative''.



* In ''Brief Lives'' Dream apologizes to Delirium, when he's hardly ever apologized to anyone in his entire existence. She asks him if he likes her, to which he replies: "Yes, I suppose I must do, Delirium. You entertain me. And it distresses me to see you troubled."

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!!!Brief Lives
* In ''Brief Lives'' After upsetting her, Dream apologizes to Delirium, when he's hardly ever apologized to anyone in his entire existence. She asks him if he likes her, to which he replies: "Yes, I suppose I must do, Delirium. You entertain me. And it distresses me to see you troubled."



* Death and Dream's exchange in ''The Kindly Ones'' right before [[spoiler:Dream dies to save his world]]. Death scolds him for what he's about to do, and he recalls their conversation in "The Sound of Her Wings" (her first appearance in the series), when she capped off a scold by throwing a loaf of bread at him, and reveals he's brought a loaf of bread in case she felt the need to do it again. Seeing their simple, sweet sibling relationship in this situation is both heartwarming and heartbreaking.
* The entirety of book ten.

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* Dream's breakdown when he realizes he has to go to Orpheus to find his brother, and the fact that despite his stubbornness, he DOES go, even though he knows it'll probably result in his son's death. Also from that segment we have Delirium being sane to allow Dream a moment, and Destruction giving Delirium his dog.

!!!The Kindly Ones
* Matthew refusing to leave Dream's side when he goes to confront the Kindly Ones, and telling him how good it's been working for him.
* Death and Dream's exchange in ''The Kindly Ones'' right before [[spoiler:Dream dies to save his world]]. Death scolds him for what he's about to do, and he recalls their conversation in "The Sound of Her Wings" (her first appearance in the series), when she capped off a scold by throwing a loaf of bread at him, and reveals he's brought a loaf of bread in case she felt the need to do it again. Seeing their simple, sweet sibling relationship in this situation is both heartwarming and heartbreaking.
heartbreaking.

!!!The Wake:
* The entirety At the end of book ten.''The Wake'' the Endless ([[spoiler:sans Daniel-Dream and Destruction]]) are sitting around a table discussing the [[spoiler:new Dream]] in anticipation of meeting him. Despair recalls how scared she was when she took her mantle, and professes that she will try to be kind. Destiny notes that they ''all'' will. Desire protests, saying that they ought to see how he shapes up first, but, well, Destiny has already spoken.
* [[spoiler: Daniel!Dream]] ultimately forgiving Alexander Burgess and allowing him to return to the waking world.

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** And a very angry one from much earlier, when Foxglove first finds out that Hazel is pregnant (it obviously isn't hers).
-->'''Foxglove:''' What kind of relationship did we have, for Chrissakes? You're dumb, you know that? Dumb and selfish and, and deceitful, and secretive, and -- and -- and -- dumb. ''(pause)'' Oh... shit. ''(pause)'' Do you know how much a baby's going to cost us? For a start we have to buy one of those dumb books full of names...
-->'''Hazel:''' Fox? Fox, I do love you.
-->'''Foxglove:''' Damn straight you do. Jerk.
* Dream's breakdown when he realizes he has to go to Orpheus to find his brother, and the fact that despite his stubbornness, he DOES go, even though he knows it'll probably result in his son's death. Also from that segment we have Delirium being sane to allow Dream a moment, and Destruction giving Delirium his dog <3.
* At the end of ''Season of Mists'', Lucifer has retired as ruler of Hell and is watching a sunset on the west coast of Australia. After a conversation with a dying old man who's also come to watch the sunset, Lucifer glances skyward to address {{God}}:
-->"All right. I admit it. He's got a point. The sunsets are bloody marvelous, you old bastard. Satisfied?"
* Matthew refusing to leave Dream's side when he goes to confront the Kindly Ones, and telling him how good it's been working for him.
* Dream saying he cannot find it in his heart to punish Fiddler's Green aka [[spoiler: Gilbert]] for his disobedience near the end of ''The Doll's House''. While it would have been a major KickTheDog moment if he had done so (considering Fiddler's Green did nobody any harm through his actions and was a really nice guy), this was before a lot of Dream's CharacterDevelopment, when viciously punishing an otherwise innocent person for slighting him would have been totally in-character (and comes soon after he horribly punished two other rogue dreams ''not'' for any part they played in the torment of a child, but simply because they "wantonly defied" ''his'' law during his absence). While he had shown moments of affection before (mainly to Death and Hob Gadling,) this was the first time he showed mercy and forgiveness.
* [[spoiler: Daniel!Dream]] ultimately forgiving Alexander Burgess and allowing him to return to the waking world.
* At the end of ''The Wake'' the Endless ([[spoiler: sans Daniel-Dream and Destruction]]) are sitting around a table discussing the [[spoiler: new Dream]] in anticipation of meeting him. Despair recalls how scared she was when she took her mantle, and professes that she will try to be kind. Destiny notes that they ''all'' will. Desire protests, saying that they ought to see how he shapes up first, but, well, Destiny has already spoken.

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** And a very angry one from much earlier, when Foxglove first finds out that Hazel is pregnant (it obviously isn't hers).
-->'''Foxglove:''' What kind of relationship did we have, for Chrissakes? You're dumb, you know that? Dumb and selfish and, and deceitful, and secretive, and -- and -- and -- dumb. ''(pause)'' Oh... shit. ''(pause)'' Do you know how much a baby's going to cost us? For a start we have to buy one of those dumb books full of names...
-->'''Hazel:''' Fox? Fox, I do love you.
-->'''Foxglove:''' Damn straight you do. Jerk.
* Dream's breakdown when he realizes he has to go to Orpheus to find his brother, and the fact that despite his stubbornness, he DOES go, even though he knows it'll probably result in his son's death. Also from that segment we have Delirium being sane to allow Dream a moment, and Destruction giving Delirium his dog <3.
* At the end of ''Season of Mists'', Lucifer has retired as ruler of Hell and is watching a sunset on the west coast of Australia. After a conversation with a dying old man who's also come to watch the sunset, Lucifer glances skyward to address {{God}}:
-->"All right. I admit it. He's got a point. The sunsets are bloody marvelous, you old bastard. Satisfied?"
* Matthew refusing to leave Dream's side when he goes to confront the Kindly Ones, and telling him how good it's been working for him.
* Dream saying he cannot find it in his heart to punish Fiddler's Green aka [[spoiler: Gilbert]] for his disobedience near the end of ''The Doll's House''. While it would have been a major KickTheDog moment if he had done so (considering Fiddler's Green did nobody any harm through his actions and was a really nice guy), this was before a lot of Dream's CharacterDevelopment, when viciously punishing an otherwise innocent person for slighting him would have been totally in-character (and comes soon after he horribly punished two other rogue dreams ''not'' for any part they played in the torment of a child, but simply because they "wantonly defied" ''his'' law during his absence). While he had shown moments of affection before (mainly to Death and Hob Gadling,) this was the first time he showed mercy and forgiveness.
* [[spoiler: Daniel!Dream]] ultimately forgiving Alexander Burgess and allowing him to return to the waking world.
* At the end of ''The Wake'' the Endless ([[spoiler: sans Daniel-Dream and Destruction]]) are sitting around a table discussing the [[spoiler: new Dream]] in anticipation of meeting him. Despair recalls how scared she was when she took her mantle, and professes that she will try to be kind. Destiny notes that they ''all'' will. Desire protests, saying that they ought to see how he shapes up first, but, well, Destiny has already spoken.
27th Jan '18 8:17:35 AM Aquila89
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* The issue "Men of Good Fortune": Dream is walking around with Death in 1493, and he meets a guy named Hob who says he's not going to die. Death and Dream share a brief smile, and Dream tells the guy he'll meet him again on this spot in a hundred years time. They do, and they keep meeting every hundred years. At their fifth meeting, Hob says he now has a theory about the ''real'' reason Dream gave him immortality: he feels that Dream has no friends, and is so lonely that Hob is the closest thing he has to one. Dream is insulted and leaves in a huff, while Hob yells after him that if he comes back in 100 years it'll be because they're friends, and for no other reason. Cut to a hundred years later. Hob is sitting down at a table and he looks up, and Dream is there.

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* The issue "Men of Good Fortune": Dream is walking around with Death in 1493, 1389, and he meets a guy named Hob who says he's not going to die. Death and Dream share a brief smile, and Dream tells the guy he'll meet him again on this spot in a hundred years time. They do, and they keep meeting every hundred years. At their fifth meeting, Hob says he now has a theory about the ''real'' reason Dream gave him immortality: he feels that Dream has no friends, and is so lonely that Hob is the closest thing he has to one. Dream is insulted and leaves in a huff, while Hob yells after him that if he comes back in 100 years it'll be because they're friends, and for no other reason. Cut to a hundred years later. Hob is sitting down at a table and he looks up, and Dream is there.
25th Sep '17 5:11:09 AM NanoMoose
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* ''Death Talks About Life'', an eight-page public awareness pamphlet about AIDS, presented by Death Herself (with some reluctant assistance from [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]]).

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\n* ''Death Talks About Life'', an eight-page public awareness pamphlet about AIDS, presented by Death Herself (with some reluctant assistance from [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]]).Constantine]] and a banana).



-->'''Foxglove:''' What kind of relationship did we have, for Chrissakes? You're dumb, you know that? Dumb and selfish and, and deceitful, and secretive, and -- and -- and -- dumb. ''*pause*'' Oh... shit. ''*pause*'' Do you know how much a baby's going to cost us? For a start we have to buy one of those dumb books full of names...

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-->'''Foxglove:''' What kind of relationship did we have, for Chrissakes? You're dumb, you know that? Dumb and selfish and, and deceitful, and secretive, and -- and -- and -- dumb. ''*pause*'' ''(pause)'' Oh... shit. ''*pause*'' ''(pause)'' Do you know how much a baby's going to cost us? For a start we have to buy one of those dumb books full of names...
23rd Aug '17 6:09:41 PM BeastC
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** The entire issue really, since it's inhabitants of the Dreaming telling stories to a dreaming Daniel Hall.


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** Death kissing Dream on the cheek, giving him comfort and a confidence boost after his most recent romance ended harshly.
14th Feb '17 8:27:27 PM Jayalaw
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* Rose Walker and Gilbert's relationship. His EstablishingCharacterMoment is he saves her from muggers after politely suggesting she "wants to keep her purse and her body". Then they go on a road trip to find her brother Jed, and he attempts to comfort her when [[spoiler:the police find signs that Jed was abused by his relatives, who are now dead.]] Then when they encounter the Corinthian at the "cereal" convention, Gilbert gives Rose [[spoiler:Morpheus's name]] to recite in case of emergency, while he goes off to rescue Jed. If not for his actions, Rose would have died earlier, and [[spoiler:on learning she is the Vortex, Gilbert turns himself in to Dream and offers to die in her place. When that fails, he apologizes to her and says she can stay in his realm, Fiddler's Green, after she dies. Rose afterward refuses to believe that he was just one of Dream's creations, because then it would mean human lives are meaningless, and Gilbert wasn't meaningless.]]
16th Nov '15 2:58:58 PM LBHills
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* Lucifer on the beach at the end of ''Season of Mists''.

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* Lucifer on the beach at At the end of ''Season of Mists''.Mists'', Lucifer has retired as ruler of Hell and is watching a sunset on the west coast of Australia. After a conversation with a dying old man who's also come to watch the sunset, Lucifer glances skyward to address {{God}}:
16th Nov '15 2:55:36 PM LBHills
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* The stand-alone issue "Three Septembers and a January", where Morpheus gives delusions of grandeur to Emperor Norton I of the United States, just to prove Despair wrong. Norton also repudiates the manipulations of Desire and Delirium, unwilling to give into temptation or true madness. BasedOnATrueStory. ''Long Live Emperor Norton!''
-->'''Despair:''' I hoped that you would come back to me, Joshua. But ''no''. I would seem to have failed. You're a ''pitful madman'', a ''Tom O'Bedlam'', dying in the ''gutter'', in the ''rain''. But you never '''''despaired'''''.

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* The stand-alone issue "Three Septembers and a January", where Morpheus gives delusions January" is BasedOnATrueStory: the tale of grandeur to Joshua Norton, Emperor Norton I of the United States, just States (see the Real Life entry in the CrazyAwesome page for more details.) In ''Sandman's'' version, Norton is at his lowest point, a poverty-stricken man on the point of suicide. He belongs to prove Despair wrong. Norton also repudiates the manipulations of Desire now, and Delirium, unwilling she challenges Dream to give Norton the will to live out his natural days without falling victim to Despair, Desire or Delirium. Dream has to be goaded into temptation or true madness. BasedOnATrueStory. ''Long Live Emperor Norton!''
"playing your game," but he wins effortlessly. Joshua Norton is inspired by a dream that stays with him the rest of his life.
-->'''Despair:''' I hoped that you would come back to me, Joshua. But ''no''. I would seem to have failed. You're a ''pitful ''pitiful madman'', a ''Tom O'Bedlam'', dying in the ''gutter'', in the ''rain''. But you never '''''despaired'''''.
16th Nov '15 2:48:25 PM LBHills
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* The issue "Men of Good Fortune": Dream is walking around with Death sometime in the middle ages, and he meets a guy named Hob who says he's not going to die. Death and Dream share a brief smile, and Dream tells the guy he'll meet him again on this spot in a hundred years time. They do, and they keep meeting every hundred years. Then the man notices that there are other people who don't die, and he wonders why Dream keeps coming back to meet him every hundred years. Answer? He needs a friend. Dream is insulted and leaves in a huff, while the man yells after him that if they meet the next hundred years later it'll be because they're friends, and for no other reason. Cut to a hundred years later. The man is sitting down at a table and he looks up, and Dream is there.

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* The issue "Men of Good Fortune": Dream is walking around with Death sometime in the middle ages, 1493, and he meets a guy named Hob who says he's not going to die. Death and Dream share a brief smile, and Dream tells the guy he'll meet him again on this spot in a hundred years time. They do, and they keep meeting every hundred years. Then At their fifth meeting, Hob says he now has a theory about the man notices that there are other people who don't die, and he wonders why ''real'' reason Dream keeps coming back to meet gave him every hundred years. Answer? He needs a friend. immortality: he feels that Dream has no friends, and is so lonely that Hob is the closest thing he has to one. Dream is insulted and leaves in a huff, while the man Hob yells after him that if they meet the next hundred he comes back in 100 years later it'll be because they're friends, and for no other reason. Cut to a hundred years later. The man Hob is sitting down at a table and he looks up, and Dream is there.



-->'''Dream:''' Really? I have always heard it was impolite to keep one's friends waiting. Would you like a drink?

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-->'''Dream:''' Really? I have always heard it was impolite to keep one's friends waiting. Would you like a drink?
5th Sep '15 8:17:31 PM LBHills
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* The stand-alone issue "Three Septembers and a January", where Morpheus gives delusions of grandeur to Emperor Norton I of the United States, just to prove Despair wrong. Norton also rebukes the manipulations of Desire and Delirium, unwilling to give into temptation or true madness. BasedOnATrueStory. ''Long Live Emperor Norton!''

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* The stand-alone issue "Three Septembers and a January", where Morpheus gives delusions of grandeur to Emperor Norton I of the United States, just to prove Despair wrong. Norton also rebukes repudiates the manipulations of Desire and Delirium, unwilling to give into temptation or true madness. BasedOnATrueStory. ''Long Live Emperor Norton!''



-->'''Death:''' I've met a ''lot'' of kings, and emperors and heads of state in my time, Joshua. ''I've'' met them ''all''. And you ''know'' something? I think I liked ''you BEST!'' [...] [That's] a ''[[NiceHat great hat]]''. Can I try it on?

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-->'''Death:''' I've met a ''lot'' of kings, and emperors and heads of state in my time, Joshua. ''I've'' met them ''all''. And you ''know'' something? I think I liked ''you BEST!'' best.'' [...] [That's] a ''[[NiceHat great hat]]''. Can I try it on?
2nd Sep '14 3:17:09 AM Willbyr
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* ''Death Talks About Life'', an eight-page public awareness pamphlet about AIDS, presented by Death Herself (with some reluctant assistance from JohnConstantine).

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* ''Death Talks About Life'', an eight-page public awareness pamphlet about AIDS, presented by Death Herself (with some reluctant assistance from JohnConstantine).[[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]]).
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