Despite the NightmareFuel that the planes often have, ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' proves time and time again that it is AWorldHalfFull.
* [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=124478 Timbermare]] was created as a tribute to pro player Jamie Wakefield's wife Marilyn (nicknamed "Lovely Mare"), who died of ovarian cancer. Keep in mind that ''Magic'' sets are designed about a year in advance, and ''Planar Chaos'' came out about a year after her death, meaning that the card was designed almost immediately after the tragedy. [[http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/misc/13483_Official_Planar_Chaos_Preview_Timbermare.html The full story.]]
* Being the creator of a multi-billion dollar game allows Richard Garfield to create some [[http://www.magiclibrarities.net/352-rarities-garfield-event-cards-english-cards-images.html nifty cards.]] But there's more! The art of the first card was left undocumented by Garfield's request, which was for the longest time honored by ''the entire Internet'' (but can now be seen [[http://magiccards.info/scans/en/uqc/3.jpg here]]). The second card speaks for itself, and if you don't get the art for the third, [[spoiler:consider why the artist put ''four'' plates on the table]].
* [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=!Carnival+of+Souls This.]] Makes you feel sorry for that guy.
* Terese Nielsen [[http://teresenielsen.typepad.com/the_world_of_terese_niels/2012/04/avacyn-restored-descendants-path-a-journey-of-personal-healing.html talks about the inspiration for the art of Descendant's Path]], and how her family figured in it.
* In [[http://www.wizards.com/Magic/magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/ur/285 Emenberry Red]], [[DarkIsNotEvil Erebos]] helping Pavios in the only way he can. [[spoiler:Pity it's tragic...]]
* When Elspeth has been cast out as a scapegoat for [[spoiler:Xenagos' ascension]] and turned against by seemingly all of Theros, including Heliod, Ajani comes looking for her and becomes her companion on the quest to slay [[spoiler:Xenagos]], along with the leonin of Theros. Cemented by [[http://www.magicspoiler.com/mtg-spoiler/solidarity-heroes/ Solidarity of Heroes]].
** [[spoiler: Even amidst the DownerEnding of ''Godsend'', there's heartwarming to be found. ''Elspeth's breath slowed as he took her beyond the boundary of Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and laid her upon the bare earth. He wouldn't let her die at the feet of the gods.'' Even in Elspeth's last moments, Ajani is still there for her.]]
** Likewise, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTGm-o3OXcA the trailer for Journey Into Nyx]] seems to cast Erebos in an almost-fatherly light, reciting a litany of comfort and respect for Elspeth, as if to tell her [[SoProudOfYou how proud he is of her]].
* [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=380483 Reviving Melody]], which depicts a woman rescuing her husband from the Underworld, telling him "Listen to my song, and you need never forge a golden mask to return to me."[[note]]In the plane of Theros, those trapped in the Underworld can escape by forging a golden mask, at the cost of the memories of their former lives.[[/note]]
* The flavor text on [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=213795 Ogre Resister]]:
--> He didn't have a word for "home," but [[YouShallNotPass he knew it was something to be defended.]]
* Nahiri's defiance of Sorin's cynical take on their resistance against the Eldrazi:
--> Any hope is better than none. Always.
* Ojutai's SoProudOfYou moment as his student Narset surpasses him. [[spoiler:Even if it could be argued he has ulterior motives of wanting to keep the truth of his subjugation of the former Jeskai and the existence of Ugin hidden when he implicitly exhorts Narset to planeswalk.]]
* [[http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/truth-names-2015-01-28 The Mardu's acceptance of Alesha]] is a TearJerker for transgender players.
* The Dromoka of Tarkir, in the new timeline, are basically a big, giant familial meritocracy in which dragons have a bunch of 'children' adopted, and everyone is welcome. Unlike most of the other Dragonlords, Dromoka has nothing but respect and protection for her subjects, and really, just look at the art for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Dromoka%27s+Gift Dromoka's Gift]]. She's just [[SoProudOfYou so proud]] of the brave warrior to have earned one of her scales, like a parent at a child's graduation.
** Another thing to consider in the Dromoka is that unlike any other clan, the dragons and non-dragons freely speak to each other, with mutual respect. Not even the Ojutai can claim that.
** Still, the meritocracy angle, [[http://el-jarado.tumblr.com/post/114023481933/once-again-white-green-is-the-nicest-color as pointed out here]], [[FridgeHorror is a bit depressing]], considering that Dromoka is a [[TheSocialDarwinist social darwinist]], if a bit nicer than most.
* Sarkhan, [[http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/uncharted-realms/tarkir-dragons-2015-02-25 upon arriving at the new dragon-filled Tarkir]], runs and flies around as happy as can be, kid-in-a-candystore style, only briefly stopping to give hugs to a goblin he once knew in the old timeline.
* [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=zendikar%20resurgent Zendikar Resurgent]], from Oath of the Gatewatch. Finally, after all the horror of the Zendikar storyline, all the torment and suffering brought on by the [[EldritchAbomination Eldrazi]], Zendikar is finally safe. Ulamog and Kozilek are gone. Zendikar can heal. The nightmare is finally over, and we have the Gatewatch on standby to take down Emrakul and anyone or anything else who dares threaten the safety of the Multiverse.
* In a particularly odd version of this trope, [[spoiler:some of Emrakul/Emeria's dialog in ''[[http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/promised-end-2016-07-27 The Promised End]]'' implies that she gives Tamiyo the power to seal herself into the moon because some part of her is aware that the inhabitants of Innistrad don't want to be remade in her image]].
-->[[spoiler:'''Emeria:''' "This is all wrong. I am incomplete, unfulfilled, inchoate. There should be blossoms, not barren resentment. The soil was not receptive. It is not my time. Not yet."]]
* At the end of [[http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/homesick-2016-08-29 Homesick]], the Gatewatch has been informed by Dovin Baan of Chandra's less-than-legitimate past, and the incident that cost her her family. Dovin tries to justify himself by explaining how dangerous pyromancers are on Kaladesh. [[TrueCompanions Jace, Gideon, and Nissa don't give a damn,]] and instead collectively decide to go after her, just to make sure she's safe. Because she may be impulsive and her powers may be destructive enough to take down ''[[EldritchAbomination Eldrazi]]'', but she is one of them and, as Gideon says, her heart is the size of the moon.
** Earlier before, in a surprisingly selfless moment, Liliana providing emotional support to Chandra after she storms off, even letting her have a necromancer joke and planeswalking with her to Kaladesh.
* [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?multiverseid=417682&type=card Cathartic Reunion]], from Kaladesh. Chandra and her mother Pia are finally reunited after 12 long years of believing each other to be dead.
* In ''[[http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/release-2016-10-05 Release]]'', Ajani finds [[spoiler:Chandra, Nissa, and Oviya Pashiri being gassed to death]] and leaps at a guard, swinging his axe at the man's throat in UnstoppableRage. But then he sees the guard's life with his empathetic abilities and, ''while in the middle of the attack and desperate to save his friends'', he alters the swing's angle so that it lands a non-lethal blow on the man's chestplate instead. Because the guard isn't a Planeswalker or a villain, he's just a man with a family.
** From the same story, while Ajani is visiting Tamiyo on Kamigawa, he tells Elspeth's story to the children Tamiyo looks after, confessing that he feels that he should have died instead of Elspeth:
--> ''Nashi put his arms around the giant, but couldn't reach even halfway. "It's all right to let it out," he said. "We all got you."\\
Ajani's shoulders bent and shuddered. He covered his eyes with one hand.\\
The rain began to fall.\\
The children sat with him, around him, a forest of hands on his shoulders and arms and back and knees. Saying nothing. Just breathing.\\
It rained for a very long time.''
* Amidst the emotional rollercoaster that is [[http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/burn-2017-01-04 Burn]], there are some particularly heartwarming moments. For starters, Gideon's support of Chandra as she suffers from an emotional turmoil, comforting her as she sees herself as a FailureHero who, in her own words, "always screws up", and even gives her a hug when she (clumsily) asks him for one. Then there's Nissa backing Chandra during her fight against Baral and later calming her down as she nearly performs a [[TakingYouWithMe suicide attack]] to take him down. Finally, Gideon — again — lets her have some time alone with her mother, who has been busy planning and commanding the rebellions and couldn't afford to spend time with her.
** In his own way, Dovin Baan, LawfulNeutral that he is, gives his own moment in this chapter, dressing down Baral and highlighting how, no, the punishment he dealt out to the Nalaar family did ''not'' fit the crime at all, and in fact was extremely excessive and illegal. Finally, it seems that justice is being given to the Nalaars, and by a man of the ''Consulate'' at that.
* In a stark contrast to heaviness and uncertainty of the end of Eldritch Moon, [[http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/renewal-2017-02-01 Renewal]] ends Kaladesh on a remarkably positive, if TearJerker filled, note. To hit a few high points:
** Pia is instated as a member of the Consulate in an attempt to root out the corruption and better serve the citizens of Kaladesh.
** Pia and Chandra face Baral once more to let him know that his mage hunts are over, and that he will be left to rot in his cell rather than being given the glory of a public execution.
** Ajani, still grappling with his grief over Elspeth's death, joins the Gatewatch.
*** Ajani's Gatewatch oath is perhaps the most touching and sad so far: ''"Until all have found their place, I will keep watch."'' Previously, he had said that all Elspeth wanted was a home, and the oath he swears to the Gatewatch is to stand beside them until ''everyone'' has that simplest of things.
** Yahenni gets their penultimate party, and faces their death with poise and dignity. And Oviya gets a new car out of the deal.
** Nissa has a touching moment with Yahenni when she reveals to them the nature of the multiverse.
** Pia and Chandra make up for some bonding time, and Pia gives Chandra the freedom to be true to herself as a Planeswalker, declining for Chandra, the free spirit she is, to remain on Kaladesh.
** Chandra and Nissa grow closer, possibly hinting at the potential of a relationship.
** While teaching Chandra a meditation, Nissa reaches the reborn spirit of Yahenni, showing that they may have died, but they are certainly not gone, and takes they time to greet the new life to the world like a loving mother.
* [[http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/endure-2017-07-19 Endure]]: Planswalkers' sparks are usually ignited during life-or-death situations or intense mental trauma. [[spoiler:What made Samut's spark ignite? [[SoProudOfYou Hazoret being proud of her]] and the sheer euphoria that ensured.]]
** The ending of Endure in general. Samut and Djeru successfully rescued Hazoret, killing the Scorpion God in the process, and even though the goddess is wounded, she is safe. Hazoret then expresses her pride in Samut for having seen through the lies and darkness and for saving her life when she was meant to be the one defending mortals. [[spoiler:This causes Samut's spark to ignite.]] Hazoret finally takes the survivors of Naktamun with her, [[DeclarationOfProtection vows to protect them in the desert]], and leaves the ruined city behind as Djeru swears to return the favor. The chapter ends with these words:
-->''"...But even as the great trespasser rained destruction down upon the ruins of Naktamun, Hazoret, the God-Survivor, mother and protector of the mortals of Amonkhet, shepherded her children from certain ruin. And so it was, and so it shall be, divinity and mortals marching into an unknown future."''
* [[https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/jace-alone-2017-09-06 Jace, Alone]]: [[spoiler:Jace's sheer glee at rediscovering his magic and realizing he is a mage. It makes him behave as happy as a kid in a candy store... then goes straight into TearJerker when it comes to him that, even with them, he is completely ''alone''.]]
* The stories [[https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/talented-captain-vraska-2017-09-20 The Talented Captain Vraska]], [[https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/something-else-entirely-2017-10-04 Something Else Entirely]], and [[https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/race-part-2-2017-10-18 The Race, Part 2]] chronicle Vraska's newfound affection towards amnesiac Jace.
** First, upon seeing his amnesia makes Jace a totally different person from her ArchNemesis the Guildpact, Vraska can't bring herself to kill him and takes him among her crew. In return, Jace helps her and the crew to the best of his skills, repairing tools, cloaking their ship in invisibility, and using his illusions to help in fights.
** Jace isn't remotely scared of Vraska, not even when she petrifies a vampire before him, and compliments her on her abilities, calling her "talented".
** When Vraska mentions her past, Jace actually sympathizes with her and offers her kindness and understanding, something that takes Vraska off-guard. After that, they also have a few more heart-to-heart talks where each show their best side to the other.
** Vraska then muses about taking Jace on a date once their mission is over. D'awww...
* In [[https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/race-part-2-2017-10-18 The Race, Part 2]], upon reaching Orazca, Vraska experiences Jace's memories and comes to the conclusion that Jace is regaining his memories. She is horrified and heartbroken at that prospect (especially considering their animosity) after spending so many days with his amnesiac self and growing fond of him that way. However, at the end of [[https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/flood-2018-01-10 The Flood]], after most of Jace's memories return, Jace and Vraska have a heart-to-heart conversation, where they solidify their friendship (and Jace confirms that his time on Vraska's crew was "the best three months of [his] life"). Jace then decides that, now that he can remember his mom, he's going to do his best to become someone she can be proud of.
* [[https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/who-tells-stories-2018-02-07 Who tells the Stories]]: Huatli tells her family about her nature as a Planeswalker. Not only is her family deeply supportive, they also encourage her to [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight go against the emperor's wishes]] and travel to other worlds to do her duty as the warrior-poet, gathering stories and retelling them. Because this is who she is, and this is the right thing to do. They even help her pack and sneak in the Temple of the Burning Sun to retrieve the helm of the Warrior-Poet for her.
** Elenda shutting down Vona's desire for the Immortal Sun and going home to Torrezon to give her people a reminder on what their Empire is supposed to stand for.
** Just Huatli's CharacterDevelopment during the "Rivals of Ixalan" set is a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming for her. She ends up going from a KnightTemplar of the Sun Empire with FantasticRacism towards the other inhabitants of the plane to someone who sees the value and flaws in all the different factions, seeking to unite them in peace instead of crushing them under for the Empire, no doubt thanks due the new viewpoints of Angrath and Elenda.
* As ''[[https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/wool-over-eyes-2018-02-14 Wool Over The Eyes]]'' ties off all the threads of the ''Ixalan'' block storyline, so many things seem to be going right.
** Huatli planeswalks to Kaladesh, where she gets her first look at another plane's cultures and is like a kid in a candy shop. And then she meets Saheeli Rai, and tells the tales of her people in exchange for Saheeli's own stories.
** After years imprisoned on Ixalan, Angrath ''finally'' is able to return to his daughters. And for the first time since we met him, he is not angry, or shouting.
-->'''Angrath:''' "Rumi. Jamira. I'm home."
** Jace finally manages to reunite with one of his friends.
--> He heard quick footsteps on metal and saw Gideon skid out from a nearby door, eyes wide and body frozen with shock. His expression was overcome with emotion. This was someone who was happy to the point of tears to see that he was alive. This was a friend.
--> Jace grinned with elation.
-->'''Jace:''' Gideon! I'm not dead!
** Even with the hints of trouble in the future, it's still wonderful to see the Sun Empire return to its ancient home.
* The mini-comic [[https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/inkwell/gift-necromagi-2017-10-17 Gift of the Necromagi]] (a GiftOfTheMagiPlot, basically) is part BlackComedy and this: A necromagus bought a presumably rare rhox corpse for her MadScientist boyfriend for experiments, only to find out that he has sold his vivisection tools to buy her a pricey TomeOfEldritchLore, which she can't use now that she has sold her sacrificial altar to buy said corpse. They later TakeAThirdOption.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRHvARONqzk Kaladesh's trailer]] will flatter you until your heart will explode.