Heartwarming / Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth

  • Two-Face finally overcoming his reliance upon his coin by letting his old friend Batman go, even though it came up scarred (which he declared would mean the inmates could kill him), without letting either Batman or the other inmates know it did. The little smile he gives afterward will probably give you one too.
    • Also the very end of the novel. Dent looks at the Tarot deck which, despite the psychiatrist's good intentions in weaning him onto it to give him a broader range of choices, had psychologically paralyzed him to the point where he wet himself because it took too long to decide whether to go to the bathroom. He says, "Who cares for you? You're nothing but a pack of cards," and knocks them onto the floor, indicating that he's finally able to make a decision entirely on his own.
      • The original script states: "Two-Face smiles a smile intended only for himself, slipping the coin into his breast pocket. At the end, he has transcended destiny and made himself free, if only for this one time of his life." The 15th anniversary annotation by Morrison further notes: "Harvey Dent transcends his role here and steps out of the game, ending it with an act of defiant compassion."
    • Even though you know The Joker was trying to insult him, his 'There will always be a place for you here' speech is a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.

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