Although this page comes off as a set-up for The Reveal with a bit of a Tear Jerker in the two second-to-last panels, it's actually a bit heartwarming if you look a bit further- to quote our our forum:
Agatha loves Zeetha enough to go be stupid. Tarvek cares enough about Agatha to struggle to stop her. Violetta cares enough about Her Lady to stop her. Tarvek care enough about the cousin who "hates" him, and who he supposedly "hates back, " to be frantic that she's going into deadly danger. Violetta cares enough about her role as protector and defender to John Wayne up anyway...when she KNOWS she is a "bad Smoke Knight, " and KNOWS Zola has already kicked her butt soundly. And Higgs...Higgs "vas beginning to like" Zeetha. Enough to be devastated for her.
It's a page just chock full of people loving and caring about each other. Each frame is a little jewel of emotional engagement.
Another Theo/Sleipnir one—something big is coming for her, but she's still chained to the wall (for her own safety). Theo rushes over, but he can't find the key, so he shields her with his body as the danger approaches.
Happens earlier between Agatha and one of the Jaegerkin, as Ognian bursts into tears and hugs her, so delighted to have found the master they were looking for. It manages to be touching in a mother-comforting-her-child kind of way, despite being between a mad scientist and one of her family's comic relief monster Henchmen Race. You find yourself going "awww" even though the "child" is over ten times the "mother"'s age, a couple feet taller when he isn't crouching, and has razor sharp teeth.
Violetta: Did you notice he wrote your name on all the bolts?
Agatha:Obviously he has too much time on his hands...but I thought it was very sweet.
Gets even better if you think about it: it's been established before that the Wulfenbachs put their name on everything in their machines, the bolts included. This isn't Gil just writing Agatha's name because he was thinking about her; those generators are a gift.
Maxina Agatha Gillina Heterodyne Clay. As Adam put it, "When young Wulfenbach sets out to repair something, he doesn't do it halfway." His expression in the top panel is a look seen on many new fathers.
In ''Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess, Klaus describes Punch and Judy as "the two greatest people I have ever known." Heartwarming enough on its own, but more so when you remember that the most obvious people to compare them to would be the Heterodyne Boys, who everyone else sees as the greatest people the world has ever known.