Heartwarming / Blackest Night

In even the Blackest Night, there are a few heartwarming moments.

  • Barry freeing Bart from his black ring with The Power of Love.
  • These pages from Blackest Night: The Flash #3. I take back everything bad I've ever said about Geoff Johns.
    • It also shows, in a very touching way, why the Blue Lantern Corps' power ring, which is fuelled by hope, chose Barry. Bart had lost faith in himself, but Barry inspires him to regain it.
  • As Atrocitus mourns the loss of his family, Saint Walker reaches out to him and shares the story of how he lost his family on the path to becoming a lantern too. This and the memory of his family and people are what convince Atrocitus to join Hal Jordan and the others in standing together against the Black Lanterns.
  • In a Blackest Night: Wonder Woman issue, Wonder Woman is drawn to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery, which has been taken over by a Black Lantern, who has also placed the sentinels who guard the tomb under mind control to fight Diana. She frees them from the mind control with the golden lasso, then tells them to escape while they can. They refuse to abandon their duty or leave their post at the tomb, and dig in to fight alongside Wonder Woman... against what's basically a superpowered zombie.
    "Honored dead. Forgive Me"
  • Half of what happens when everyone comes back to life. Particularly:
    Mera: Arthur? Are we dead?
    Aquaman: No.
    (they hug)
  • Guy Gardner, upon discovering that fellow GL Kyle Rayner is in fact alive, hugs him suddenly and warmly. Guy's normally a Boisterous Bruiser and a bit of a hardass, so seeing the relief and joy on his face is a touching moment.
  • Catwoman sends a flare into the sky, calling Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn to help her. When they arrive, Catwoman tells them her sister is in danger, and they immediately head off with Catwoman, no questions asked, simply because Catwoman needs their help.
  • The main series opens up with the revelation that there are holidays to celebrate dead heroes, a nice touch to honor those who paid the ultimate price to give justice.