* Many of the Ikari team's endings qualify with their defrosting of Leona.
** Specially in ''97'', where she cries [[spoiler: after hearing her father's voice kindly speaking to her in her heart]], then sees Ralf and Clark's silly antic to make her smile... [[WhenSheSmiles and she does so.]]
* Despite how annoying Rose can be, the scene in ''XIII'' when [[spoiler: she's released from Botan's BrainWashing]] and [[FallingIntoHisArms falls in the distressed Adel's arms]] is oddly sweet. Specially due to this quote:
--> "[[BigBrotherInstinct To protect Rose as her brother that is his role.]] It would never change, come hell and high water... In the end [[spoiler: his memory was completely gone]], but a strong sense of fulfillment remained. [[DeclarationOfProtection Adelheid succeeded in protecting Rose"]]
-->'''Rose''': "W-what have I...?"
-->'''Adel''': "It was a bad dream, Rose. I'm here now"
* The 97's endings of [[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/neogeo/b/kof97psy.htm The Psycho Soldier Team]] and [[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/neogeo/b/kof97fem.htm The Women's Team]] are both so, so cute. Specially when [[spoiler: Athena teleports to help IllGirl Kaoru when she tries to walk and falls off her wheelchair]] and when [[spoiler: Chizuru hears her dead sister Maki's voice in her mind, telling her to be happy.]] (The second might be HarsherInHindsight, tho, considering what happens to [[spoiler: Chizuru and Maki]] in ''2003''.)
* The Fatal Fury Team's [[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/neogeo/b/kof2kfata.htm 2000 ending]]. [[spoiler: Terry has apparently died after the last fight and the destruction of Sotuh Town, and Mary narrates what has been going on in a rather melancholic tone. At the end, however, she steps in a warehouse where she's supposed to find some burglars, they're already beaten up... and the one who did it was Terry, who stands in the doorway and smiles.]]
* Even if they're non-canonical, Kula's ''Sky Stage'' endings are rather sweet. Specially her [[http://youtu.be/vBiV9sXNnn4 solo end]] and the ones she shares with [[http://youtu.be/nJIASXzxKQU Kyo]] and [[http://youtu.be/ZAVYGbg1YSc Athena]].
* In the KOF 94 manga by Tatsuya Shinjyouji, two moments stand out:
** The first volume gives us [[spoiler: Jan retrieving King's discarded KOF invitation letter and telling her to stop sacrificing her happiness for him and her business. This leads King to accept Mai and Yuri's offer to team up with them.]]
** In the third volume, the slight TearJerker of [[spoiler: Kyo telling Yuki, after the DeadlyGame that almost got her killed, that he [[ItsNotYouItsMe isn't worthy of her kisses and affection]] ]] leads to one of these: [[spoiler: when Kyo leaves Japan in a jet plane to keep on fighting, he looks through his window... and [[WhenSheSmiles smiles tenderly]] as he sees Yuki watching him go from the rooftop.]]
* In the middle of the HUGE TearJerker that is [[spoiler: Elisabeth, Shen and Duo Lon]]'s ending in ''KOF XIII'' [[spoiler: which shows Elisabeth mourning Ash being {{ret gone}}d]], there's a subtle but sweet moment -- [[spoiler: Shen and Duo Lon waiting for ''hours'' for Elisabeth to recover from her massive ordeal. Despite how [[LaserGuidedAmnesia she's the only one who remembers what actually took place]], both guys keep looking after her. Even when [[BloodKnight Shen]] complains about it and wonders ''why'' are he and Duo Long doing this, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold he doesn't leave]].]]