Heartwarming Moments for the video game Knights of the Old Republic:
- The Light Side resolution to Ajunta Pall is exceedingly poignant. Here is one of the biggest, baddest original Sith Lords, whose ghost is wracked by guilt and torment, and you convince him his master will welcome him back if he chooses to return to the light.
Ajunta Pall: If… if I could return. Oh, my Master… it has been… so long… and I regret so much… (vanishes, having chosen the Light Side)
- It might seem Disney-ish to the extreme, but if you play a Light Side male character, and that you romanced Bastila, you save her from the Dark Side literally with the power of love: she's there begging you to kill her to end her torment, and you just tell her that you believe in her, that you love her, and that since you were the Dark Lord, she can also be redeemed. And it works.
- The redemption of Yuthura Ban.
- The beginning of the action on Taris, when Carth reveals that he's not only gotten you to safety but has been watching over you for days. Not so obvious at first, but once you know more about him, you discover you've landed in the safe hands of a seriously Nice Guy
- If you play light-side and female, the brig on the Leviathan, oddly enough. After he's singled out for "special attention" from his former commanding officer and mentor in the torture chamber as a means to break you down, Carth "I will never trust anyone ever again" Onasi says "I know you would never intentionally hurt me," and admits that, were your roles switched, he probably would've caved under interrogation to avoid making you suffer.
- After The Reveal, your party has a pow-wow on the ship. Carth is in full blown Justified paranoia mode. But the rest of the crew? Nope. Starting with Mission, every single member of the crew stands up and announces they still trust you. You can still destroy their trust, but...
- Juhani's lines were Dummied Out for that scene, but talk to her afterward, and she is all choked up. Turns out you were the one who indirectly saved her life as a young girl, and later saved her life in the grove. She is humbled and awestruck by this. If you are Light Side, she is elated that you are once again the paragon she seeks to live up to. If you are Dark Sided, it turns into a borderline Tear Jerker as she resolves to help you back.
- If you run into Dead-Eye Duncan again on Manaan, you can gift him your old duel-ring moniker of "The Mysterious Stranger" to let him quit the biz and finally receive some respect. (Since there's almost nobody left from Taris who can correct him.) The poor guy kinda deserves the break.
- The good ending of the Feuding Families quest. If their fathers are still at each other's throats, Shen and Rahasia are still able to be together in the safety of the Jedi Enclave, and that's all that matters to them. Their heartfelt thanks to you is just the icing on the cake. A side order of Heartwarming in Hindsight comes up if you have Carth in your party. He gives his blessing, hoping that the young couple "knows the happiness I once did."
- Even better: a successful Persuade check gets you the really good ending, in which the parents agree to settle their feud once and for all and build a new house for the couple.
- Game Mod example: In the Brotherhood of Shadow mod, Koybayashi's plea to "Sera Degana" to awake from her Angst Coma.
- During the final confrontation on the Star Forge, a redeemed Revan asks for Malak's forgiveness and tells them they are sorry for setting him on the path to the Dark Side. Malak's response is that it was his fault for chosing to walk down it.
- The end of Jolee's speech after The Reveal. Especially how sincere he sounds. "Does this change anything? I'm not here to judge you. You just do what you have to do. And I'll help if I can".
- Despite appearing as a snarky grump, Jolee turns out to be a all-around Nice Guy.
- The cut female-only ending for the first game, if Revan was dark side. Basically, Carth would walk onto the Star Forge, alone and unarmed, and make a truly touching Anguished Declarationof Love to Revan, much like what is in the game. However, in this ending, it works—she decides to take her Last-Second Chance, strikes down Bastila, and dies with Carth to let the Star Forge be destroyed, all because of her love for him. And the epilogue? It says that, in millennia to come, they "were not remembered for their crimes nor their weaknesses, but for their deeds, as heroes who saved the galaxy." And the best part is, it's very easy to mod back into your game.
- There is another dummied out ending in which Bastila and Malak can be saved, along with Carth and everyone lives.