Heartwarming / Wing Commander

  • Through the first two games you get bits and pieces about Spirit's fiance. In the second she brings up dreams of a Roaring Rampage of Rescue.
  • In the second game after Spirit dies in a suicidal attack against the Kilrathi, you are left to console Angel who is devastated at the loss of her friend; soon a romance blossoms between the two of you as you lean in to share a passionate kiss, vowing to look out for each other for however long the war goes on.
  • The story of how Hobbes saved Downtown when he was a child. It makes the latter's death all the more gutwrenching when Hobbes, a Kilrathi, laments that he feels like he's lost a son.
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