Heartwarming / The Mighty Ducks

The Films

The Mighty Ducks:

  • Charlie and Gordon bonding and playing together, while Charlie's mom watches.
  • Charlie welcoming Banks to the team and then passing the puck to him in his first game with them, unlike everyone else.
  • After Banks gets injured during his goal in the championship:
    Banks: Did [the puck] go in?
    Jesse: Yeah, man.
    Banks: Jesse do me a favor: kick some Hawk butt.
    Jesse: All right, cake eater.

D2: The Mighty Ducks:

  • The LA street hockey team reteaches Team USA how to play with pride. By the end of the game, all are seen as Worthy Opponents.
  • When Banks returns from his injury and Russ begins to take off his jersey, Charlie stops him and tells Bombay Banks can have his roster spot.

D3: The Mighty Ducks:

  • The scene of Orion skating with his wheelchair-bound daughter, while Bombay explains how he gave up his pro career to take care of her.
  • The hug between Orion and Conway at the end of the movie.
  • The way that Bombay catches Charlie's eye at the end of the big game with a look that says "I told you that you and Orion would be awesome together."
  • Bombay takes Charlie to see his picture on the wall at the Academy, and we get the following (Watch!)
    Bombay: Look at that hair! I looked like Greg Brady! I was like you, Charlie. When I played hockey I was a total hot-shot. I tried to take control of every game; wound up quitting. So I tried the law, same thing. I rule in the courtroom but inside I'm a mess. I started drinking. Man, I was going down, but then this great thing happened. Maybe the best thing ever. I got arrested, and sentenced to community service. And there you were: Charlie and the Ducks. And as hard as I fought it, there you were. You gave me a life, Charlie, and I want to say "thank you." I told Orion about all this when I talked to him about taking over. I told him that you were the heart of the team, and that you would learn something from each other. I told him that you were the real Minnesota Miracle Man.
    Charlie: (eyes watering, voice cracking) You did?
    Bombay: I did. So be that man, Charlie. Be that man. (They hug.)

The Animated Series

Power Play

  • When Grin saves Stanley from falling to his death.
    Stanley: You, you saved my life, but why?
    Grin: It's my way.

Take Me to Your Leader

  • When, after Wildwing saved everyone again, the gang tells him that he's a better leader than even Canard himself.

Bringing Down Baby

  • All the Nosedive and "Baby" moments that aren't tear jerking, especially whenever Nosedive used his new watch to sooth the little alien.

Jurassic Puck

  • Honestly, the moment when Wildwing swoops in and saves Nosedive after seemingly being blown up moments before is not just a "Crowning Moment of Heartwarming," but of funny, heartwarming, and awesome all in one!
    Nosedive: Bro! You’re alive! Cool!

Duck Hard

  • Tanya goes off on the Saurians to avenge the fallen Wildwing; then Wildwing starts firing at the enemy with her and thanks her. It's her reaction that really makes it a moment of heartwarming as apposed to a Crowning Moment of Funny.
    Tanya: This is for you, Wildwing!
    Wildwing: Thanks, Tanya; 'ppreciate.
    Tanya: WILDWING! You're okay!
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