Heartwarming: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

  • Any scene with Athrun and Kira re-uniting outside of the battlefield.
    • The scene where the Justice saves the Freedom from fire, proof that Athrun would rather defy orders than side against his friend.
    • Also when the Archangel and the Orb ship Kusanagi launch into space, and the Freedom reaches out towards the Justice so Athrun isn't left behind. Quite possible the greatest bro moment between two Humongous Mechas.
  • Mu La Flaga throwing himself into giant energy beam to save his crew, or more importantly to him, his lover.
    • Nearing that same; Yzak defending Dearka, saving his life, despite their recent fighting.
  • Cagalli giving Kira a much needed hug at the low point of his Character Development.
    • Cagalli and Kira actually have a few dramatic hug scenes. The strongest of which is probably when The Archangel docks in Orb for the second time, and Cagalli rushes aboard to find Kira and immediately jumps into his arms. Of course this is as far as they ever go since they're brother and sister but even so their moments are rather moving.
  • Any of the dramatic kiss scenes. Mu and Murrue's scene (in which Mu admits he disobeyed orders and saved the Archangel from destruction simply because he loved Murrue) and Athrun and Cagalli's scene (where they vow to protect one another and finally end their Slap-Slap-Kiss with, obviously, a kiss).
  • In Gundam SEED, after Kira defeats Andrew Waltfeld and his lover/co-pilot Aisha, the two of them quickly jump out of their seats and into each others arms; perhaps as much heart-rending as heartwarming as the mobile suit explodes immediately afterwards, presumably killing both of them. That they wanted nothing more than to hold each other at the end, however, certainly qualifies.
    • Actually, Andrew survives, and explicitly says that Aisha protected him at the cost of her own life. Still counts, of course.
  • Lacus comforting Kira after he finds out the truth about his origin, telling him that he still has a right to exist as everyone else does. It was something that she learned from her own mother who she barely knew since her childhood. Regardless of what you think or feel about Lacus, this was one of her highest points in the series.
  • The 1 on 1 scene where Athrun is being promoted within ZAFT after destroying the Strike and Yzak is acting unpleasant. Instead of making it harder for him, Athrun apologizes for their lost comrades and thanks him for his service. Yzak seems to take it well and tells Athrun not get himself killed, so they can keep their rivalry.
  • After Kira's first major battle in the Strike, Mu is called over to the Strike as Kira is refusing to come out of it. As Mu approaches and then overrides the hatch controls, he angrily calls out Kira's name, as if he's a Sergeant Rock about to chew out the New Meat. But when he sees inside and realizes Kira is nearly catatonic due to combat stress, Mu immediately switches to a much gentler voice and Big Brother Mentor demeanor, speaking encouragingly to Kira and helping him out of the cockpit.

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Gundam SEED