There's [[Funny/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum humor]], there's [[NightmareFuel/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum horror]], there's [[Awesome/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum holy cow]], but many overlook the heartwarming in the PPC.

* The ending of Cadmar, Maria, Mark and Miah's mission to Dragon Lady. After Cadmar is [[DemonicPossession possessed]], [[GenderBender forcibly transfigured]], and [[NightmareFuel subjected to the Sue's traumatic backstory]] over the course of their mission, the [[BadBoss Sunflower Official]] orders that the transformation remain as punishment for Cadmar's poor equipment maintenance. However, Miah informs the SO of the horrible consequences of leaving the scars: lowered combat ability and [[MindRape traumatic flashbacks]]. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Not even the Flowers are that cruel.]] The SO agreed to remove the scars.
* The dénouement to the ''Fanfic/{{Cupcakes}}'' mission, when the canonicals' memories of the horror are completely gone and their true personalities have resurfaced. Pinkie in particular is back to her old self, and when Rainbow Dash can't walk she helps her home on a trolley, saying "What are friends for?"
* [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1J4xXxF54RidRP7K7yMmDsIKDI68eoe79uZKNyL5dwLY/pub Fade to Black.]] [[spoiler: One agent is surprised by a relationship offer from his partner.]]
** Valon's author seeks to [[{{Reconstruction}} reconstruct]] the PPC premise. Valon's [[GoodFeelsGood interactions]] with [[Manga/NoMatterHowILookAtItItsYouGuysFaultImNotPopular Yuu Naruse]] and [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys the Puppet]] show that there is such a thing as job satisfaction in the PPC.
** [[OfficialCouple Valon and Kala's relationship in general.]] They constantly provide moral support for each other, and their relationship isn't [[SickeninglySweethearts overbearing]].
** [[TheyDo All My Life.]] Even with [[{{Jerkass}} the Notary]] trying to ruin the wedding, Valon and Kala manage to keep the story sweet.
* [[HerrDoktor Doktor Trollenfisch]] is a very caring partner. While [[BrokenBird Gabrielle]] is convincing herself that [[HeroicSelfDeprecation she's mishearing his kind words, or that he's lying]]...
-->'''Doktor Trollenfisch''': Come vizz me, mein Freundin. Ve need to go to FicPsych.
-->'''Gabrielle''': Are... are you gonna leave me there?
-->'''Doktor''': Uff course not. I vill never, ever leave you.
-->'''Gabrielle''': ...why?
-->'''Doktor''': [[ThePowerOfFriendship Because you are my greatest und firmest friend]], and [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre I hope you alvays vill be.]]
* The Aviator [[BabiesMakeEverythingBetter having her baby]].
* The entire ending of [=SkarmorySilver=], eatpraylove, and James Shields' two-part mission, [[https://armorbirdpress.tumblr.com/post/153311479133/rc-333-mission-13-girls-night-out#_=_ "Girls' Night Out"]], is one big Heartwarming Moment. To wit, the mission was kickstarted by Agent Lapis [[TookALevelInJerkass letting her petty grudges get to her head]], which caused a lot of trouble and heated arguments with her arch-rival, Aiko Kimura, on top of the mission in general nearly going pear-shaped with the character replacements the agents involved were trying to dispose of catching on and trying to kill them. Lapis, then in her ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' gemsona, was critically injured and forced to regenerate, Aiko was traumatized by witnessing this event, and everyone else was left with the task of cleaning up after a convoluted MegaCrossover involving no less than [[Manga/{{Naruto}} three]] [[OnePiece additional]] [[FairyTail continua]]. You'd think this mission would have a DownerEnding, right? [[spoiler:Nope. It turns out that ''Steven Universe'' gems reforming upon being "poofed" gives Lapis the second chance she needed to reunite with her companions (after they'd killed two of the replacements and [[DefeatMeansFriendship sent the last one to the PPC HQ]]), apologize to Aiko for her bad behavior, and [[TookALevelInKindness work to make up for it from that point forward]]. On top of this, Aiko also apologizes to Lapis for her own bad attitude, admitting that she was NotSoDifferent and forgiving her rival for the whole thing. Since the other characters participating had repeatedly admonished them both for threatening to compromise the mission with their bickering, the girls' resolution is met with wholehearted approval by everyone else, finally allowing the whole gang to have the fun, peaceful evening they'd wanted the entire time.]] The final lines of the characters involved say it all.
-->“Now, ''that’s'' the kind of Pi I’d like to hear, eh?” said Sarah, grinning from ear to ear as she stood up. “All righty, then! Who’s up for some Beach City ''shopping?''”
-->Violet [[{{Squee}} squeed]] her approval.
-->Aiko had a bright and warm grin as she replied. “[[EarnYourHappyEnding That would be nice, after all we have been through today.]] Say, let’s make this our real and actually enjoyable girl’s night out, shall we?”
-->“I don’t see why not,” said Ami, smiling.
-->“[[NotSoAboveItAll Count me in,]]” added [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Seung-Li]], giving the others two thumbs up.
-->And best of all, for the first time since she’d set foot on Beach City, [[DefrostingIceQueen Lapis Armenus]] had a genuine smile on her face. “[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Yes,]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming please!]]''”