Heartwarming: Injustice: Gods Among Us

  • Batman's reaction to Superman telling him that he and Lois want Bruce as their child's godfather. The lead-up to it is pretty adorable, too. But it is so hard to read, knowing what will come next...
  • Harley Quinn telling Green Arrow that she understands the Joker was a horrible person, and that she knew he was wrong for her. But she says that no matter how much he hurt her, losing him would hurt more. Ollie says that that describes three of the last four women he's been with. Aww...
  • Captain Cold telling Flash that some heroes and innocents weren't the only ones effected by the destruction of Metropolis, complete with a panel of various villains in a bar having a drink for their own who were killed. They may not agree sometimes, but when they show respect, can't help but feel a bit warmed.
  • There's surprisingly one between the Joker and Harleen after they fight. She initially mistakes him for an imposter (since the actual Joker was killed years ago in her timeline), though she notices that he moves, acts, and speaks in the exact same manner as he does. Joker follows finding this out up with an extended hand and this exchange.
    Harleen: It's you. The way you move. The way you...
    Joker: ...Pummel?
    Harleen: Well... yeah.
    Joker: It's the love. You can feel the love, right?
    Harleen: I feel... like myself again... Joker's dead, but... You're...
    Joker: This isn't my Gotham, but I'm the Joker, my dear. (caresses her cheek) Am I your Joker? Harley?
    Harleen: (hugs him) Puddin'!
  • Insurgency Batman's reaction to the heroic Superman's intended response to the final battle. Particularly as how before he says it, he is just sitting in the background of the scene clearly struggling with his emotions.
    Batman: I realize this isn't entirely accurate. But it's good to have you back.
    • To clarify, Insurgency Batman had his doubts on whether bringing in the good Superman was a good call, and only did so on the insistence of his counterpart. The above response came from Superman's simple reactions in planning for the final battle, such as noting that innocents are dying and that they needed to get started quickly, as well as making the decision to battle Regime Doomsday outside of Metropolis to minimize collateral damage. These decisions, while mostly in-character for the Man of Steel, haven't been witnessed by Insurgency Batman for such a long time, with his Superman's Face-Heel Turn and whatnot, so seeing the old Superman back was a bit of a heartwarming moment for him.
  • Though her reasoning is twisted, the idea that Catwoman would join the Regime so that she could protect Batman by misleading Superman's attempts to find him in the hope they could be together eventually is rather touching. Heck, though it doesn't work, she even states the reason she agreed to go after him and Green Arrow with Nightwing was so she could convince him to leave with her and start a new life together where Superman would never find them.
    • In the comics, she was the one who went to comfort both him and Alfred after Superman informed her of Dick's death.
    Selina: Just for today. Don't be Batman. Don't be the mask. It's okay. Let it go. Just for today. You can fall apart. (Narration box) I'll hold you together.
  • If there was any doubt Insurgency Lex Luthor is a good guy, then him saving Harley Quinn from the Joker and then comforting her after she realizes that she had fallen for him again should dispel all doubts.
  • In Green Arrow's Classic ending, he travels to the alternate Star City to find a memorial built in Alternate Green Arrow's Memory and that Red Arrow, a.k.a. Speedy, is carrying on the legacy, protecting the streets.
    • It's just a tiny bit sweet that Oliver carries around a picture of Black Canary, as revealed by the story mode.
  • The fact that before The Flash gets put into the prison car, he looks back to Green Arrow and gets a nod that causes him to smile. Just the simple fact that seeing the alternate version of a dear departed friend was enough to do so really hits home how close they were.
  • Also a bit of a Tear Jerker, when Cyborg pays his respects to the Insurgency Lex Luthor by visiting his grave/memorial in the ending. He places the central piece of Luthor's power armor against the tombstone before he leaves, visibly saddened by his death. Even after Cyborg's first interaction with him was the fight in the Insurgency's base, he's still among those that recognize how different this Luthor is from the normal universe's Luthor.
    • What makes this especially sad as well as heartwarming are the last words Cyborg has with Luthor.
    Cyborg: Lex Luthor risking his life to save Batman. I wanna believe it...
    • When Insurgency Batman decides to send all the main universe heroes back to their universe to save them from Regime Superman's wrath, Wonder Woman refuses to go through with idea as she doesn't want Insurgency Luthor's Heroic Sacrifice to be in vain. It just goes to show how much more heroic he is compared to his main universe counterpart.
  • Batman telling Damian Wayne that Dick Grayson was his son, and that, by killing him, Damian is no longer his son and dead to him Bruce and Dick were always close, but this scene emphasizes it even more.
    Batman: You stopped being my son when you killed Dick Grayson. He was my son.
  • A relatively short, low-key example, but Lex Luthor and Deathstroke bonding on a rooftop.
  • The scene where Alt!Superman goes to Alt!Lex to have him build a scanner to find the dimension hoppers. While we know that Superman has become incredibly corrupt and Lex is plotting against him with Batman, it's rather touching to see the tyrant who enslaved the world have a friendly conversation with his best friend. Hell, Luthor seems rather genuine with his offer to have dinner and seems rather disheartened after Superman leaves. Deep down, he may still see Superman as his friend.
    • In the same conversation, Superman smiles when he considers the possibility that the other universe may have a Lois Lane - evidence that even beneath his hardened, cynical outlook on life, Clark is still in there.
  • Solomon Grundy's S.T.A.R. Labs storyline. Unlike the other normally villainous characters who have predictably villainous goals in their S.T.A.R. Labs storylines, Grundy wants to rescue his friend Birdnose (Hawkgirl).
  • Aquaman's rejection of the Regime's treaty. Until moments later when Regime!Aquaman reveals himself, Aquaman had no idea as to whether he was in a parallel universe or an altered timeline; it was this very reason why he went to Atlantis (to find out which) and he'd been successfully maintaining an "in the know" ruse until that point. Ramifications be damned, neither time nor space would prevent Aquaman from standing up for Atlantis and helping them resist surface oppression.
  • After Regime!Superman kills Regime!Shazam, they tell Regime!Grundy to take the body outside. Regime!Grundy then says...
    Regime!Grundy: Grundy dig hole. Grundy bury.
    • What makes this brief moment a bit more heartening is that even though Regime!Flash makes his dislike for Regime!Grundy clear when he fights him in his chapter, he still gives him a smile and nod while he's carrying Regime!Shazam away, as if assuring him he's doing the right thing.
  • At the end of the Story Mode, when Insurgency!Batman gives Superman the obligatory "You go off the rails like your counterpart did I will hunt you down," speech Superman (totally unoffended) tells him that he will have to get in line. While Clark may worry about getting pushed to the breaking point he is entirely confident that his friends will not follow him into any abyss.
  • Superman finding Lex Luthor in Metropolis as the sole survivor and hugging him in Issue 20 after thinking he'd been dead.
  • Three words: "We are Batman" (Arcade ending). Significant because it represents the Hurting Hero earning the hell out of that happy ending. Also serves as Laser-Guided Karma for learning to trust people.
  • One of Scorpion's Clash quotes is "For my family and clan!". A bit of a reminder of the small part of humanity that the spectre still has.
  • In the issue 15, Year Two, Dinah gives birth to a child. Harley comes to see her. With presents.
    • Later, when Guy (who connects Dinah during this), asks her, if she's safe. Dinah (still being with Harley) says yes.
  • The fact that Batwoman can at least be married in this continuity.
  • Though Canary hates Superman for what he's done, she didn't kill him, as she promised to Batman. Unfortunately, this backfires...
  • Bittersweet Ending, but the fact that Regime!Catwoman became a crimefighter, despite breaking with Batman after the game, gives us hope that maybe, they can still be together. It's even lampshaded in her ending.
  • The end of the Year Two. Despite the fact that the Regime has won, Dr. Fate saved Dinah, putting her and Connor into Alternate Universe, where Oliver is alive, and his Dinah died. At least she has a chance... for a Bittersweet Ending.
  • John Constantine, who is usually Jerkass, does his best to protect his daughter, taking her in the Tower of Fate.
    • And in issue 3, his declaration of his respect for Batman, after the latter holds off the Spectre.
  • Harley Quinn does her best to save Detective Chimp, caring for him. It shows us what a good person she can be, if not for the Joker.
  • Superman trusting and thanking Shazam after the latter saves him in Year Three Issue #9. It shows just how close they were only two years before the main game. Which makes it more bittersweet when we know what's going to happen afterwards....
  • Dick Grayson has been ressurected as a new Deadman, when the dying one asks him to send his goodbye to Batman and help him to defeat Superman.
  • Year 3, # 13: Superman's dream. He saves Lois and his child, with Batman killing the Joker and surrenders to the police.
    • Next Issue: Superman visits the prison to thank Batman and even give him a hug now that his daughter's been born, showing that they made up in this timeline.
  • Year 3, #15, Batman addresses a speech to captured Regime members, trying to convince them to make a Heel-Face Turn. They seem to be sad.
  • Year 3, # 17: Though Superman, Wonder Woman are enemies of Klarion, they objected to Sinestro's attack on him from behind.
  • Year 3, # 22: While Swamp Thing and Poison Ivy were fighting, the sight of forest's destruction made her stop and ask Swamp Thing to help her. Their bonding moment is awesome!
    • The Enemy Mine situation, when Superman's and Batman's team began cooperating to stop turning world into Hell.