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[[folder: NP & Sketchbook ]]

* [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp.php?id=175 This.]] Just think about it: Tedd could choose ANYONE for his bridge crew. He could have tons of different women in short skirts and Star Trek shirts, but instead he wants them all to look like Grace. Aw.
* [[http://www.egscomics.com/sketchbook.php?id=324 Being single is not the same as being alone.]]

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[[folder: Sister ]]

* [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=251 These]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=252 strips]] at the end of the Sister plot arc are both a heartwarming and awesome moment for Elliot. Why do you think Ellen is so protective of everyone? Keep in mind that just before this, Ellen thought that she was going to die and had told Elliot that she was going to do nothing but cause trouble for him, yet he still sticks up for her.
** It's also touching that Tedd's dad is genuinely confused that the kids think he's going to harm Ellen; he's going to do his job sure but there's no way he's letting an innocent get hurt if he can help it.

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[[folder: New And Old Friends ]]

* One of the kids at the comics store, who has been using the word "gay" as an insult in front of an increasingly-enraged Justin, finds out that Justin is gay -- and feels bad, apologizing for his hurtful words. [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=291 "I'm not out to bash you or anybody else for being different. The X-Men have taught me better than that."]]
* [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=356 "Mereow?"]]

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[[folder: Painted Black ]]

* Towards the end of the Painted Black Arc, Grace thinks she's going to die. Her final words? "[[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=542 I love you Tedd!]]"
* At the very end of the same arc, when Grace and Elliot return home safe, and [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=559 Tedd embraces them both with tears in his eyes]].
* [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=563 The final strip in the Painted Black Arc]]: Mr. Verres is on the verge of waking Grace and Tedd up for sleeping together until he hears Grace whimper in her sleep. He opts to tuck them in instead, knowing that Grace ''needs'' that emotional closeness right then.

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[[folder: Shadows After Dark ]]

* [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=600 The conclusion of "Red Alert" for a lampshaded example]].
* A little while after [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=588 this depressing scene]] comes [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=592 this.]]

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[[folder: Grace's Birthday Party ]]

* [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=689 The comic with Tedd's birthday presents for Grace]] deserves mention on this list.
* Part IV of Grace's Birthday Party could be listed as a whole. ''Especially'' [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=811 the final page]].
** [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=785 This page (where Susan runs into Justin in the basement) deserves a special mention]]. Doubles as a [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment of Awesome]] for Susan.
* [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=790 This strip]] where Susan comforts Justin after he reveals the story of his traumatic outing and his unrequieted crush on Elliot.
-->'''Justin''' ...I'm alone, and I just don't see that changing...\\
'''Susan:''' You're not alone, Justin.\\
'''Justin:''' Huh?\\
'''Susan:''' You have Nanase, Ellen, Tedd, Grace, Sarah, me, and even Elliot. You haven't known all of us for very long, but we're all your friends. Being single is not the same as being alone. It may suck that you can't be romantic with the one you love, but you have people who care about you, and they like you for who you are.
** Also, [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=791 the]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=792 after]][[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=793 math]] of the BigDamnKiss. It really shows just how good their friendship is for those two. Susan manages to help relieve a little of Justin's worries, and Justin helps Susan on the path to overcoming her own issues.

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[[folder: Hidden Genesis ]]

* When Nanase is stressing out about coming out to her strict mother, she has a small rebellious outburst that causes her to be denied dessert. However the door creaks open and her little sister slips her some cookies on the sly.
-->'''Nanase:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Best. Cookies. Ever.]]

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[[folder: Sister II ]]

* Doubles as a TearJerker. Near the end of Sister II, as [[spoiler:Angel!Nanase]] has Abe in her grip, she makes her tell him what he promised, [[spoiler:but not what he said.]] She reminds him that he [[spoiler:promised to protect innocents]], and, despite being [[spoiler:born of the Dewitchery Diamond, Ellen]] was an innocent. The look on Abe's face as he realizes that he ''can't'' harm Ellen ([[spoiler:especially since he was very reluctant to do so in the first place]]), and his exclamation of relief just pulls at the heartstrings, especially when he [[spoiler:instantly swears not to harm Ellen when told to.]]
-->'''Abraham''': You're...right... [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1017 Oh, thank God, you're right]]!
* A part of the drama in the story has been of [[spoiler:Nanase]] being afraid to come out, to her family in particular, and the difficulties that this has caused, including insisting that the relationship be kept secret. When her partner's life is in jeopardy, however, she literally risks her life to save said partner; this is not, however, the Heartwarming Moment itself. Later, while she lies in the hospital, recovering from her brush with death, her partner by her side and in tears, and having just being told [[spoiler:that it may be months before she can again use magic, having burnt herself out in defense of the one that she loves]], we have the following exchange between her and her partner:
--> "Small price to pay. You're alive, that's all that matters."
--> "I... You know what I want to say, but I know you wouldn't want me to say it in public..."
--> "I love you too, [[spoiler:Ellen]]."
* And then in [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1032 later strip]], when [[spoiler:Nanase]] thinks her mother is okay with her lesbian relationship [[spoiler:... but subverted as it turns out she just doesn't take it seriously, thinking they'll eventually [[SchoolgirlLesbians grow out of it]].]]
** And her [[ZigZaggingTrope next]] line immediately after that. She is able to put her disagreement aside and remember that her daughter could very well have died that evening.
-->'''[[spoiler:Nanase]]'s Mother''': Shh... We have all the time in the world to argue.

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[[folder: Bringing Silly Back ]]

* The [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1124 second last strip of Hammerchlorians storyline]]: Susan runs up and hugs the [[spoiler: soon-to-be-dead]] Immortal Jerry. [[TearJerker It ends with both of them in tears, as well as any and all who read it.]] Especially since Susan ''really'' HatesBeingTouched.
* How can you possible not want to [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1073 give]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1074 Noah]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1075 a hug?]]
* "I know she's not real. She's like some weird magic, semi-autonomous puppet thing...[[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1260 But I like her.]]"
* [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1266 "Dex, you and I are gonna get along just fine!"]]

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[[folder: Q&A # 5 ]]

* The last line in [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1295 this]] comic, which is better in the shy[=/=]ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies context: [[spoiler:"There will be dancing."]]

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[[folder: 9001% Serious ]]

* This [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1307 page]] shows Nanase's mother genuinely happy that shy, little Tedd has a girlfriend; yet again proving that while Nanase's mother may be {{Jerkass}}-ish in certain ways, she still has her moments.
* [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1321 This]] comic. To see the formerly shy Tedd so firmly defend what was essentially a big string of screw ups is rather smile-inducing.
** Especially his choice of words: "If you're the result of my mistakes, then they were the best mistakes I ever made." ''Awwwww...''
** Also touching is Grace's reaction to coming back to find her boyfriend hugging another girl: hugging them both and ignoring the situation completely. Granted, it's not a surprise but it's still sweet.
* [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1324 This]] comic. Ellen and Nanase. That is all.
** "This is the fifty-sixth day we've been together." "You know how many days we've been together?" "...Maybe."
* [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1392 Ice cream.]]

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[[folder: Summer ]]

* Although it's probably going to come back to bite them, Susan [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1441 telling her boss]] [[spoiler:that Elliot knows Cheerleadra]] in order to get him hired is an excellent contrast to her normal [[TheSpock Spock]] behavior.
-->'''Elliot:''' What the ''hell'', Susan? I thought you were ''smart''.\\
'''Susan:''' You're my friend. He wasn't going to hire you. I wanted to help.
* Susan's [[{{Moe}} adorable]] face when she is [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1545 explaining why she loves]] ''Franchise/StarTrek''. Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfFunny when she realizes that the [[IsThisThingStillOn review is still going]].
** On the [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1546 next page]], Susan bitterly asks if he thought her fangasm was funny, but Elliot states that he liked it because she expressed such passion.

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[[folder: The Dawn ]]

* Elliot's brief summary of what went through his mind when [[OppositeSexClone Ellen]] was created by the Dewitchery Diamond. It was an unbelievably disorienting experience for Ellen, [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1582 but for Elliot...]]
-->'''Elliot:''' [[LoveTriangle I've never been this confused before.]]\\
'''Ellen:''' Oh, sure you have. What about after you touched the diamond?\\
'''Elliot:''' That was pretty simple, actually.\\
'''Ellen:''' ''Really''. The spontaneous creation of a female twin with all of your memories. ''That'' was simple.\\
'''Elliot:''' "She's family. Help her." Not that complicated.
* [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1728 Susan being protective]]
-->'''Susan:''' Mean girls? What mean girls? '''Who's been mean to you?!'''
* Susan [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1742 entering]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1743 a full-on]] CrushBlush [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1745 mode is]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1746 dangerously adorable.]]
* When [[spoiler: Ashley and Elliott]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1787 get together,]] [[{{Squee}} adorableness ensues.]]
* When Susan discovers [[spoiler: that Tom's friendly overtures towards her were actually part of his attempts to manipulate her into asking him out, she calls him out on it, takes him down a peg and completely obliterates his attempt at justifying his actions]]. After the altercation, Sarah asks her if she's okay. Susan's reaction: [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1796 spontaneous hugging.]]
** It's made even more adorable when you compare it to her [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1773 earlier attempt to get over her aversion to friendly physical contact.]]
* Near the end of the "Identity" arc, when Diane receives Susan's thank-you message and realizes: [[spoiler: "This is from my sister."]] Her expression in the [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1817 last panel]] combined with the realisation is what really sells it.

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[[folder: Pandoras Box ]]

* A subtle one in [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1878 this comic]]. George, who usually is completely apathetic, gives advice to Sarah in their game (while several people have been treating her with derision for "pretending" to be a geek chick), and he does it without being condescending or mean. It's understated but there.
** [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1851 Earlier]] in that arc, George gives Grace some fairly useful relationship advice as well.
** And then [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1943 later]], *Tensaided* of all people sticks up for Sarah and lays a well-deserved but decidedly proportionate smack-down on Larry.
* [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1896 "There's a name for it..."]]
** [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1900 Tedd's ecstatic over the realization of his being gender fluid.]]
* [[spoiler: [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1910 Pandora gave Tedd a magic mark, apparently.]] Granted, it was without any permission similar to Dex, but why did she do it? Because it was "nice" and he's her grand god-son.]]
** This is taken to the next level a few arcs later, as [[spoiler: she's undergone a HeelRealization, but realized that Tedd ''is'' a wizard, [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2297 just a very specialized one who can't cast spells]], vowing to find out precisely what he is.]]

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[[folder: Sister III - Catspaws ]]

* Pandora legitimately loved Blaike with every fiber of her being and couldn't bear the thought of reducing him to a chapter in a memoir; instead she turns into an utter MamaBear towards their son to honor her beloved's memory.
* Pandora protects her family. That goes beyond her son. 'nuff said.
** As an extension, Pandora offering to help Sarah [[spoiler:awaken]] because "I like her."
* When Susan is confused and upset about finding out about the possibility of Diane being her sister, Ellen makes this amazing statement, complete with CallBack.
--> You're not the only one who's confused right now, Susan. Diane's spent her entire life with her adoptive family. She loves them very much, but she's spent her whole life not knowing anything about her biological parents. And then she finds out about you. On top of that, she finds out about vampires, and how you have ''that'' in common. She feels that whirlwind the same as you, Susan. [[CallBack That makes it simple. She's family. Help her.]]
** Elliot [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2313 is a]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2314 wonderful friend.]]
* Not only does Sarah take the time to ask Box what's wrong, [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2361 she gives her support after hearing why Box is so upset]]. Said Immortal gives her a big hug afterwards, because she ''really'' needed it.
-->'''Box''': I'm going to talk to my son on Saturday. Can I tell you how it goes after I do?\\
'''Sarah''': Uh, sure, no problem, Box.\\
'''Box''': ''(smiles sadly)'' ...[[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2362 You're a good friend, Sarah.]]
* Immediately after this, Pandora goes to Ted to tell him what he is to the best of her knowledge, that he'll keep his abilities regardless of whether magic changes or not, and that he's done incredible things with what he has. You know, in her own... unique, way.
** When Tedd exercises a bit of FridgeLogic regarding his parents' fear [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies that their enemies might target him]], Pandora [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2375 gives him a heartfelt speech]] laden with in-character RealitySubtext that also doubles as something of a MotiveRant.
--->'''Pandora''': '''''You are not a parent'''''! You want what's best for your son. You want to ''be there'' and ''protect him'' at all times, but you ''can't''. Even if you're there, [[AlienNonInterferenceClause he has to stand alone]]. He has to be able to protect himself. Keep '''himself''' safe. And you prepare him for that, help him achieve independence, all while trying not to push him away but every year it's harder and harder [[LossOfIdentity to stay focused and be who he needs you to be]] [[MotorMouth and he needs you but maybe you need him more]] '''''you can't let go''''' but you need to let go '''''he needs you''''' he doesn't '''''[[BrokenTears it's not that]]'''''... [[AdultFear it's not that simple]].
** And then Tedd says that [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2376 he respects Pandora's reason for not resetting]], helping Pandora get control of herself again.
** Pandora has Tedd put the base-form gender-flip spell from the mark she gave him on a wand and then [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2379 use the wand to cast the spell on herself.]] Tedd - [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2012 who'd decided to keep that spell secret from his dad because his dad wasn't very accepting]] - does so, blushing fiercely ... and Pandora says, with zero judgment or irony, "''Excellent!'' Very good, Tedd!" when the spell goes off without a hitch. Tedd's smile at that is just lovely.
** Pandora being motherly and sending Tedd up to bed because it's a school night.
** Pandora resolving to, once the current crisis is resolved, find a way to "refresh" and get the benefits of resetting while still keeping her emotional connections to her family.
* Sarah is freaking out of her "date" and Elliot is not helping. Then Ashley shows up and when Sarah spazzes in front of her, informs her "You don't have to label it."
--> Sarah: This one. This one gets it.
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