History Heartwarming / VorkosiganSaga

5th Jan '18 10:44:11 PM Kuruni
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* Any time Miles Vorkosigan meets up with his father again after one of his madcap adventures. This troper was particularly choked up by ''The Vor Game'''s reunion.
* Also in ''The Vor Game'' is the description of how big, powerful, dangerous Admiral Count Aral Vorkosigan, back when he was Lord Regent (and absolute ruler) of the Barrayaran Empire, would take a two-hour lunch every day--short of any crisis less serious than actual war--race home, spend five minutes bolting down a sandwich, then spend an hour-and-a-half down on the floor with his little crippled son who couldn't walk yet, talking and playing games and reading out loud.

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* Any time Miles Vorkosigan meets up with his father again after one of his madcap adventures. This troper was particularly choked up by ''The Vor Game'''s reunion.
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In ''The Vor Game'' is the description of how big, powerful, dangerous Admiral Count Aral Vorkosigan, back when he was Lord Regent (and absolute ruler) of the Barrayaran Empire, would take a two-hour lunch every day--short of any crisis less serious than actual war--race home, spend five minutes bolting down a sandwich, then spend an hour-and-a-half down on the floor with his little crippled son who couldn't walk yet, talking and playing games and reading out loud.



** Years later, Bothari reminds Miles that he has been promised a grave next to Cordelia's...at her feet, for he has been her faithful dog. And to Bothari, being ''accepted'' as Cordelia's dog is the greatest honor.
** Considering at least some of Bothari's issues stem from his childhood raised among prostitutes, his abuse at Vorrutyer's hands, and his ''work'' as a rapist/torturer, the fact that he eagerly devotes himself to this woman, and is even able to be a decent father to his daughter makes his entire character development arc fit this trope.
*** Not to mention that his mother, who was a prostitute, "used to sell [him] to her customers".
* For this troper, it's about a page after Aral's quote above, where Cordelia first sees her newly-born (and heavily fought-for) son Miles:
-->'''Cordelia''': Welcome to Barrayar, son. Here you go; have a world of wealth and poverty, wrenching change and rooted history. Have a birth; have two. Have a name. Miles means "soldier", but don't let the power of suggestion overwhelm you. Have a twisted form in a society that loathes and fears the mutations that have been its deepest agony. Have a title, wealth, power, and all the envy and hatred they will draw. Have your body ripped apart and rearranged. Inherit an array of friends and enemies you never made. Have a grandfather from hell. Endure pain, find joy, and make your own meaning, because the universe certainly isn't going to supply it. Always be a moving target. Live. Live. Live.



* Any part of ''A Civil Campaign'' that's not CrowningMomentOfFunny is Heartwarming. Oddly enough, this troper was most affected by [[CloningBlues Mark]]'s stumbling towards his shot at happiness with Kareen... [[EarnYourHappyEnding and making it]].
10th Dec '17 10:43:47 AM AnotherGuy
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* Miles meeting the cadre of Gregor's Imperial Auditors when they're promoting time from temporary Auditor to full-time Auditor. They all recognize Miles' talents, saying that his unique talents complement theirs. It's one of the very few times in the series that Miles meet a group of Barrayarans who are completely accepting of who he is and what he can do. Their relationship is also heartwarming: they get together to discuss cases with one another, and it doubles as a social function for very powerful but utterly normal people who aren't fond of being TheDreaded.

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* Miles meeting the cadre of Gregor's Imperial Auditors when they're promoting time him from temporary Auditor to full-time Auditor. They all recognize Miles' talents, saying that his unique talents complement theirs. It's one of the very few times in the series that Miles meet a group of Barrayarans who are completely accepting of who he is and what he can do. Their relationship is also heartwarming: they get together to discuss cases with one another, and it doubles as a social function for very powerful but utterly normal people who aren't fond of being TheDreaded.
10th Dec '17 10:43:27 AM AnotherGuy
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* Miles meeting the cadre of Gregor's Imperial Auditors when they're promoting time from temporary Auditor to full-time Auditor. They all recognize Miles' talents, saying that his unique talents complement theirs. It's one of the very few times in the series that Miles meet a group of Barrayarans who are completely accepting of who he is and what he can do. Their relationship is also heartwarming: they get together to discuss cases with one another, and it doubles as a social function for very powerful but utterly normal people who aren't fond of being TheDreaded.
18th Mar '17 11:06:05 AM AnotherGuy
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** When one learns of their relationship in ''Gentleman Joe and the Red Queen'', Jole as one of the pallbearers becomes achingly poignant, too, and no one knows the significance but Cordelia and Illyan at that point.
9th Feb '17 4:07:13 PM roxana
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* In ''Captain Vorpatril's Alliance'' Rish finds out her family isn't dead and says "Is everything horrible going to come untrue? [[spoilers: The answer eventually turns out to be yes. All the Arquas are discovered to have survived the attempted coup. The bodyguard Rish and Tej saw 'die' covering their escape also survived. And they get back their House.]]

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* In ''Captain Vorpatril's Alliance'' Rish finds out her family isn't dead and says "Is everything horrible going to come untrue? [[spoilers: [[spoiler: The answer eventually turns out to be yes. All the Arquas are discovered to have survived the attempted coup. The bodyguard Rish and Tej saw 'die' covering their escape also survived. And they get back their House.]]
14th Nov '16 11:07:50 AM roxana
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* In ''Captain Vorpatril's Alliance'' Rish finds out her family isn't dead and says "Is everything horrible going to come untrue?

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* In ''Captain Vorpatril's Alliance'' Rish finds out her family isn't dead and says "Is everything horrible going to come untrue?untrue? [[spoilers: The answer eventually turns out to be yes. All the Arquas are discovered to have survived the attempted coup. The bodyguard Rish and Tej saw 'die' covering their escape also survived. And they get back their House.]]
14th Aug '16 7:05:19 PM PaulA
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* Any time [[LoisMcMasterBujold Miles Vorkosigan]] meets up with his father again after one of his madcap adventures. This troper was particularly choked up by ''The Vor Game'''s reunion.

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* Any time [[LoisMcMasterBujold Miles Vorkosigan]] Vorkosigan meets up with his father again after one of his madcap adventures. This troper was particularly choked up by ''The Vor Game'''s reunion.
23rd May '16 9:27:37 AM JoieDeCombat
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** To elaborate - [[spoiler: Mark is a clone of Miles created by enemies of the family to kill and replace Miles in order to get at Aral. Mark rebels and at the age of 21 or so is adopted into the family, well...yeah. In this scene, just two years later, a friend of Aral's starts complaining about "your son," and Aral's first reaction is to ask "which one?"]] To be sure, he'd ''deliberately'' referred to Mark that way before; ''this'' was totally offhand. Considering Kou ''was'' referring to Mark, it's doubly heartwarming.

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** To elaborate - [[spoiler: Mark is a clone of Miles created by enemies of the family to kill and replace Miles in order to get at Aral. Mark rebels and at the age of 21 or so is adopted into the family, well...yeah. ]] In this scene, just two years later, a friend of Aral's starts complaining about "your son," and Aral's first reaction is to ask "which one?"]] one?" To be sure, he'd ''deliberately'' referred to Mark that way before; ''this'' was totally offhand. Considering Kou ''was'' referring to Mark, it's doubly heartwarming.
23rd May '16 9:17:28 AM AnotherGuy
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*** Any and all of the interactions between Tej and Ivan's family and friends. She's amazed at how stately yet caring Alys is, how warm a couple Duv and Delia are, and so on. She's even ''pissed'' at Ivan's depiction of his mother as a harridan.
31st Jan '16 8:28:27 AM AnotherGuy
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** Becomes a FunnyMoment when after dressing down Ivan, he invites them both to meet Countess Vorpatril sometime.
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