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** Auron's story about Jecht getting drunk and attacking a shoopuf becomes one when you remember the earlier scene where young!Tidus pleaded with Jecht to give up drinking. To elaborate: Jecht got hammered while Braska & co. were stuck at the Moonflow, mistook a shoopuf for a fiend and tried to kill it with his sword. Braska's party had to offer up all their money as an apology. After that, Jecht swore off alcohol forever.

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** Auron's story about Jecht getting drunk and attacking a shoopuf becomes one when you remember the earlier scene where young!Tidus pleaded with Jecht to [[NoMoreForMe give up drinking.drinking]]. To elaborate: Jecht got hammered while Braska & co. were stuck at the Moonflow, mistook a shoopuf for a fiend and tried to kill it with his sword. Braska's party had to offer up all their money as an apology. After that, Jecht swore off alcohol forever.


** Auron telling Tidus the truth about himself, and revealing why he continued to look after Tidus as a promise to Jecht. What really sold it was Jecht giving Auron a hug while calling him "a stiff"--yet [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan that's what he liked about him!]]
** A minor one at game's end, when Jecht has been defeated and starts to collapse, the camera focuses on Auron, who fliches as if to run forward. Tidus bolts past him and catches Jecht to hold him as he dies. If it wasn't obvious from the optional spheres, this little touch cements it: Part of what drove Auron was the desire to save his friend from the torture of being Sin.

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** * Auron telling Tidus the truth about himself, and revealing why he continued to look after Tidus as a promise to Jecht. What really sold it was Jecht giving Auron a hug while calling him "a stiff"--yet [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan that's what he liked about him!]]
** * A minor one at game's end, when Jecht has been defeated and starts to collapse, the camera focuses on Auron, who fliches as if to run forward. Tidus bolts past him and catches Jecht to hold him as he dies. If it wasn't obvious from the optional spheres, this little touch cements it: Part of what drove Auron was the desire to save his friend from the torture of being Sin.



** The 90+ hours of plot, Sphere Grid-grinding, monster hunting, chocobo racing, and blitzball are all justified by Tidus giving Jecht a high five in the Farplane. In addition to Jecht, Auron and ''Braska'' are there as well. Not only is it sweet since Tidus' efforts spared Yuna from having to senselessly sacrifice herself, this also means that Jecht, Auron, and Braska are finally all together again.

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** * The 90+ hours of plot, Sphere Grid-grinding, monster hunting, chocobo racing, and blitzball are all justified by Tidus giving Jecht a high five in the Farplane.that one high-five. In addition to Jecht, Auron and ''Braska'' are there as well. Not only is it sweet since Tidus' efforts spared Yuna from having to senselessly sacrifice herself, this also means that Jecht, Auron, and Braska are finally all together again.


* At Home, when Tidus learns about the fate of all summoners who defeat Sin, he starts crying and lashing out at Valefor, but she just spreads her wings protectively around him, as if to hug him.

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* At Home, when Tidus learns about the fate of all summoners who defeat Sin, he starts crying and lashing out at Valefor, but she just spreads her wings protectively around him, as if to hug him. It helps if you know that they, through Bahamut (the hooded kid) engineered his arrival in Spira, so they know who he is.


* The noise Tidus makes when he surfaces in the middle of an Auroch practice sessions and get whacked in the noggin by one of their mis-aimed blitzballs.
** Tidus' reaction to something he ''finally'' recognizes in Spira: Blitzball! He's just been pelted in the head by the Aurochs' wayward blitzball, and he yet he has the brightest smile on his face as he exclaims "Blitzball!"

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* The noise Tidus makes when he surfaces in the middle of an Auroch practice sessions and get whacked in the noggin by one of their mis-aimed blitzballs.
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Tidus' reaction to something he ''finally'' recognizes in Spira: Blitzball! He's just been pelted in the head by the Aurochs' wayward blitzball, and he yet he has the brightest smile on his face as he exclaims "Blitzball!"


* Tidus' reaction to something he ''finally'' recognises in Spira: Blitzball! He's just been pelted in the head by the Aurochs' wayward blitzball, and he yet he has the brightest smile on his face as he exclaims "Blitzball!"

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* The noise Tidus makes when he surfaces in the middle of an Auroch practice sessions and get whacked in the noggin by one of their mis-aimed blitzballs.
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Tidus' reaction to something he ''finally'' recognises recognizes in Spira: Blitzball! He's just been pelted in the head by the Aurochs' wayward blitzball, and he yet he has the brightest smile on his face as he exclaims "Blitzball!"


** Yuna's Sphere (see above) casts a bit more light on one of the game's more unspoken character interactions, that of Kimahri and Auron. Although Yuna couldn't have known this, it becocmes apparent that the dying man Kimahri made the oath to was Auron, not her father. After being mortally-wounded from challenging Lady Yunalesca alone, Auron crawled all the way down Mount Gagazet before he died. The last people he ever saw in life were Rin and Kimahri. He asked Kimahri, a complete stranger, to watch over Yuna, presumably so that Auron could fulfill his other promise to Jecht and watch over Tidus in Zanarkand. Kimahri accepted, despite not knowing the man and Auron not having the celebrity that Braska had. Without Kimahri's gesture, Auron couldn't have fulfilled either promise in full. This puts their last interaction in a new light, as well. Kimahri knew the whole time that Auron was an unsent, but stayed silent because they had a mission and people to protect.

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** Yuna's Sphere (see above) casts a bit more light on one of the game's more unspoken character interactions, that of Kimahri and Auron. Although Yuna couldn't have known this, it becocmes becomes apparent that the dying man Kimahri made the oath to was Auron, not her father. After being mortally-wounded mortally wounded from challenging Lady Yunalesca alone, Auron crawled all the way down Mount Gagazet before he died. The last people he ever saw in life were Rin and Kimahri. He asked Kimahri, a complete stranger, to watch over Yuna, presumably so that Auron could fulfill his other promise to Jecht and watch over Tidus in Zanarkand. Kimahri accepted, despite not knowing the man and Auron not having the celebrity that Braska had. Without Kimahri's gesture, Auron couldn't have fulfilled either promise in full. This puts their last interaction in a new light, as well. Kimahri knew the whole time that Auron was an unsent, but stayed silent because they had a mission and people to protect.


** Special mention for when she talks about meeting Kimahri as a child:
--->''"You said you were looking for ''[imitates Kimahri's baritone]'' 'the daughter of Braska', remember? At first, I was so scared. Until I realized what a [[GentleGiant gentle person]] you are. You weren't used to talking to children. When I told you that I was Braska's daughter... you said you would take me as far from Bevelle as you could. That it was the wish of a man facing death. I think... I cried then. Because that... that was when I knew my father was dead... and I would never see him again. You just held me, without saying a word. I cried after we got to Besaid, too. When you tried to go after leaving me in the care of the temple... I held onto you, crying, '[[PleaseDontLeaveMe Don't go, don't go!]]' And you listened, Kimahri. You [[DeclarationOfProtection stayed]]. Kimahri, thank you. Thank you so much. And I've always liked your broken horn."''

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** *** Special mention for when she talks about meeting Kimahri as a child:
--->''"You ---->''"You said you were looking for ''[imitates Kimahri's baritone]'' 'the daughter of Braska', remember? At first, I was so scared. Until I realized what a [[GentleGiant gentle person]] you are. You weren't used to talking to children. When I told you that I was Braska's daughter... you said you would take me as far from Bevelle as you could. That it was the wish of a man facing death. I think... I cried then. Because that... that was when I knew my father was dead... and I would never see him again. You just held me, without saying a word. I cried after we got to Besaid, too. When you tried to go after leaving me in the care of the temple... I held onto you, crying, '[[PleaseDontLeaveMe Don't go, don't go!]]' And you listened, Kimahri. You [[DeclarationOfProtection stayed]]. Kimahri, thank you. Thank you so much. And I've always liked your broken horn."''


** Auron's story about Jecht getting drunk and attacking a shoopuf becomes one when you remember the earlier scene where young!Tidus pleaded with Jecht to give up drinking. To elaborate: Jecht got hammered while Braska & co. were at the Moonflow, mistook a shoopuf for a fiend and tried to kill it with his sword. Braska's party had to offer up all their money as an apology. After that, Jecht swore off alcohol forever.

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** Auron's story about Jecht getting drunk and attacking a shoopuf becomes one when you remember the earlier scene where young!Tidus pleaded with Jecht to give up drinking. To elaborate: Jecht got hammered while Braska & co. were stuck at the Moonflow, mistook a shoopuf for a fiend and tried to kill it with his sword. Braska's party had to offer up all their money as an apology. After that, Jecht swore off alcohol forever.



-->'''Seymour:''' Ah, of course. "Protect the summoner even at the cost of one's life." The code of the guardian. How admirable. Well, if you're offering your lives, I will have to take them.\\

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-->'''Seymour:''' --->'''Seymour:''' Ah, of course. "Protect the summoner even at the cost of one's life." The code of the guardian. How admirable. Well, if you're offering your lives, I will have to take them.\\


* Tidus' reaction to something he ''finally'' recognises in Spira: Blitzball! He's just been pelted in the head by Wakka's wayward blitzball, and he yet he has the brightest smile on his face as he exclaims "Blitzball!"
** Should Tidus master the Jecht Shot before arriving in Luca, the Aurochs ask him about it. He says, "Doesn't have a name. Anyone can do it if they try," and the Aurochs immediately proceed to start practicing it. Keep in mind that Jecht himself discouraged Tidus to even ''attempt'' to do his move, insisting that ''only'' Jecht could do it because he was the best.
* The story Kimahri tells about Yuna's first visit to the Moonflow, when the party is waiting to get on the shoopuf. It doubles as a Crowning Moment of Funny.
-->'''Kimahri:''' Shoopuf shook. Yuna fall in water. Shoopuf scoop up Yuna with long nose. Yuna jump in three more times for fun. ...Kimahri worry.\\

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* Tidus' reaction to something he ''finally'' recognises in Spira: Blitzball! He's just been pelted in the head by Wakka's the Aurochs' wayward blitzball, and he yet he has the brightest smile on his face as he exclaims "Blitzball!"
** Should Tidus master the "The Sublimely-Magnificent Jecht Shot before arriving in Luca, Mk. III," the other Aurochs ask him about it. He says, "Doesn't have a name. Anyone can do it if they try," and the Aurochs his teammates immediately proceed to start practicing it. Keep in mind that Jecht himself discouraged Tidus to even ''attempt'' to do his attempt this move, insisting that ''only'' Jecht could do it because he was the best.
** A surrogate brother and sister relationship develops between Rikku and Tidus throughout the game, and by Mt. Gagazet it's clear that they are incredibly close. If you ride with Rikku to Macalania Temple, she realizes he doesn't know the truth about the Final Aeon and gives him a little hug. Tidus is perplexed, but finds it nice nonetheless.
** The laughter scene starts out funny but becomes sweet once you see Yuna join in with Tidus' ridiculously-fake laughing.
*** The cutscene "The Spring", in which Yuna and Tidus share their first kiss. Let's just say it's not for nothing that the love story between Tidus and Yuna was, and still is, considered one of the better love stories featured in any game. (Certainly up there with [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Locke/Celes]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Zidane/Garnet]], and putting the much-touted [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Squall/Rinoa]] to shame.) Yep, it's that touching and sweet.
*** At the end, after you defeat Yu Yevon, Tidus (who is rendered intangible) tries to hug Yuna from behind. It's very sad and heartwarming at the same time because even though he is vanishing, he still cares enough for Yuna to try and comfort her before he disappears.
* The story Kimahri tells about Yuna's first visit to the Moonflow, when the party is waiting to get on the shoopuf. It doubles Doubles as a Crowning Moment of Funny.
-->'''Kimahri:''' Shoopuf shook. Yuna fall in water. Shoopuf scoop up Yuna with long nose. Yuna jump in three more times for fun. ... ''[Beat]'' Kimahri worry.\\



** Auron's story about Jecht getting drunk and attacking a shoopuf becomes one when you remember the earlier scene where young!Tidus pleaded with Jecht to give up drinking. To elaborate: Jecht got drunk while Braska & co. were at the Moonflow, mistook a shoopuf for a fiend and tried to kill it with his sword. Braska's party had to offer up all their money as an apology. After that, Jecht swore off alcohol forever.
* The cutscene preceding the first boss battle with Seymour is both this and a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for Yuna:

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** Auron's story about Jecht getting drunk and attacking a shoopuf becomes one when you remember the earlier scene where young!Tidus pleaded with Jecht to give up drinking. To elaborate: Jecht got drunk hammered while Braska & co. were at the Moonflow, mistook a shoopuf for a fiend and tried to kill it with his sword. Braska's party had to offer up all their money as an apology. After that, Jecht swore off alcohol forever.
* Yuna's comment to Dona re: her numerous guardians and how much she treasures them. Particularly given how much she reveres her father.
-->'''Yuna:''' I only have as many guardians as there are people I can trust. I trust them all with my life! To have so many guardians is a joy, and an honor! Even more so than being my father's daughter.
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The cutscene preceding the first boss battle with Seymour is both this and a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for Yuna:



** The whole ending with Yuna's speech:
--->'''Yuna:''' Just... one more thing. The people and the friends that we have lost... ''or the dreams that have faded''... never forget them.



** Special mention when she talks about meeting Kimahri as a child:
--->''"Kimahri... Do you remember the first day we met? I was only seven. My father had defeated Sin, and all Bevelle was celebrating. Everyone was saying what a hero my father was. I was so happy. But when night came, it occurred to me. My father had defeated Sin and now he was dead. Now, I was all alone. I couldn't sleep, so I wandered into the town, away from the celebrating crowds. I stood on the bridge to Bevelle where my father and I had parted. Standing there, alone, I could see the fields where he had fought Sin. Then, you appeared, Kimahri. You said you were looking for 'the daughter of Braska', remember? At first, I was so scared. Until I realized what a [[GentleGiant gentle person]] you are. You weren't used to talking to children. When I told you that I was Braska's daughter... you said you would take me as far from Bevelle as you could. That it was the wish of a man facing death. I think... I cried then. Because that... that was when I knew my father was dead... and I would never see him again. You just held me, without saying a word. I cried after we got to Besaid, too. When you tried to go after leaving me in the care of the temple... I held onto you, crying, '[[PleaseDontLeaveMe Don't go, don't go!]]' And you listened, Kimahri. You [[DeclarationOfProtection stayed]]. Kimahri, thank you. Thank you so much. And I've always liked your broken horn."''
** The above quote casts a bit more light on one of the game's more unspoken character interactions, that of Kimahri and Auron. While Yuna couldn't have known this, it becocmes apparent that the dying man Kimahri had promised to was Auron, not her father. After being mortally wounded in challenging Lady Yunalesca alone, Auron crawled all the way back to Mount Gagazet before he eventually died. Some of the last people he ever saw in life were Rin and Kimahri. He asked Kimahri, a complete stranger, to watch over Yuna, presumably so that Auron as an unsent could fulfill his other promise to Jecht and watch over Tidus. Kimahri accepted, despite not knowing the man and Auron not having the celebrity that Braska had. Without Kimahri's gesture, Auron couldn't have fulfilled either promise in full. This puts their last interaction in a new light, as well. Kimahri knew the whole time that Auron was an unsent, but stayed silent because they had a mission and people to protect.
** She doesn't mention Rikku because she recorded it near the Travel Agency of Mi'ihen Highroad, but she gives a great hug and thanks to her Al Bhed cousin at the end of Mount Gagazet.
** After finally finding a solution to defeat Sin without the final aeon, Tidus throws the sphere out from the airship, as he knows she won't need [[SenselessSacrifice to die for nothing.]]
--->'''Tidus:''' ''(holding up the sphere)'' You don't need this anymore, right?\\
''[Yuna is shocked from the revelation]''\\
'''Tidus:''' Right?\\
''[He throws it away. Both nod at each other.]''

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** Special mention for when she talks about meeting Kimahri as a child:
--->''"Kimahri... Do you remember the first day we met? I was only seven. My father had defeated Sin, and all Bevelle was celebrating. Everyone was saying what a hero my father was. I was so happy. But when night came, it occurred to me. My father had defeated Sin and now he was dead. Now, I was all alone. I couldn't sleep, so I wandered into the town, away from the celebrating crowds. I stood on the bridge to Bevelle where my father and I had parted. Standing there, alone, I could see the fields where he had fought Sin. Then, you appeared, Kimahri. You --->''"You said you were looking for ''[imitates Kimahri's baritone]'' 'the daughter of Braska', remember? At first, I was so scared. Until I realized what a [[GentleGiant gentle person]] you are. You weren't used to talking to children. When I told you that I was Braska's daughter... you said you would take me as far from Bevelle as you could. That it was the wish of a man facing death. I think... I cried then. Because that... that was when I knew my father was dead... and I would never see him again. You just held me, without saying a word. I cried after we got to Besaid, too. When you tried to go after leaving me in the care of the temple... I held onto you, crying, '[[PleaseDontLeaveMe Don't go, don't go!]]' And you listened, Kimahri. You [[DeclarationOfProtection stayed]]. Kimahri, thank you. Thank you so much. And I've always liked your broken horn."''
** The above quote casts a bit more light on one of the game's more unspoken character interactions, that of Kimahri and Auron. While Yuna couldn't have known this, it becocmes apparent that the dying man Kimahri had promised to was Auron, not her father. After being mortally wounded in challenging Lady Yunalesca alone, Auron crawled all the way back to Mount Gagazet before he eventually died. Some of the last people he ever saw in life were Rin and Kimahri. He asked Kimahri, a complete stranger, to watch over Yuna, presumably so that Auron as an unsent could fulfill his other promise to Jecht and watch over Tidus. Kimahri accepted, despite not knowing the man and Auron not having the celebrity that Braska had. Without Kimahri's gesture, Auron couldn't have fulfilled either promise in full. This puts their last interaction in a new light, as well. Kimahri knew the whole time that Auron was an unsent, but stayed silent because they had a mission and people to protect.
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*** She doesn't mention Rikku because she recorded it near the Travel Agency of Mi'ihen Highroad, but she gives a great hug and thanks to her Al Bhed cousin at the end of Mount Gagazet.
** *** After finally finding a solution to defeat Sin without the final aeon, Final Aeon, Tidus throws the sphere out from over the bow of the airship, as he knows she won't need [[SenselessSacrifice to die for nothing.]]
--->'''Tidus:''' ''(holding up the sphere)'' ---->'''Tidus:''' You don't need this anymore, right?\\
right? ''[Yuna is shocked as Tidus pulls it from the revelation]''\\
'''Tidus:''' Right?\\
his pocket]'' Right? ''[He throws it away. Both nod at each other.]'']''
** After defeating BonusBoss Dark Valefor in the PAL/HD editions, some of Besaid's townfolk will stand and heckle the evil summoner with some of the same lines they used earlier in the story (the old woman's, "Stay away from the summoner!" and the girl's, "You're a bad man!"), which causes him run away cowardly. No matter what Yevon thinks of Yuna, she's still welcome in her hometown.
*** A minor case with an NPC character from Besaid: There's an older man who toils in a hut creating and weaving fabrics, and is extremely hard-working; it seems that he never leaves the loom to stop doing his job regardless of what's going in on the island or in the world, even when Sin is battling the airship and the prospect of an Eternal Calm is looming. However, it is stated that he did leave the job once during a workday: He went to see Yuna off when she first left Besaid to start her pilgrimage.
** Yuna's address to the crowd before the end credits:
--->'''Yuna:''' Just... one more thing. The people and the friends that we have lost... ''or the dreams that have faded''... never forget them.



* A small one compared to others, but doubles as awesome: at Bevelle, Seymour attacks, and Kimahri holds him off so everybody else can escape. After running away for a bit, Yuna refuses to leave him behind, giving us [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXt3Y4gsFwc&t=8m18s this dialogue]].

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* A small one compared to others, but doubles as awesome: at Bevelle, On the Bevelle [[TakeItToTheBridge Highbridge]], Seymour attacks, and has you cornered, so Kimahri holds him off so that everybody else can escape. After running hurrying away for a bit, Yuna refuses to leave him behind, giving us [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXt3Y4gsFwc&t=8m18s this dialogue]].



* The cutscene "The Spring", in which Yuna and Tidus share their first kiss. Let's just say it's not for nothing that the love story between Tidus and Yuna was, and still is, considered one of the better love stories featured in any game. (Certainly up there with Locke/Celes and Zidane/Garnet, and even putting the much-touted Squall/Rinoa to shame.) Yep, it's that touching and sweet.
** The laughter scene starts out funny but becomes sweet once you see Yuna join in with Tidus' ridiculously-fake laughing.
** At the end, after you defeat Yu Yevon, Tidus (who is rendered intangible) tries to hug Yuna from behind. It's very sad and heartwarming at the same time because even though he is vanishing, he still cares enough for Yuna to try and comfort her before he disappears.
* Kimahri has had [[SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp a feud]] with Biran and Yenke throughout the entire game and in a good part of his backstory. Before being allowed to pass uninterrupted, Biran and Yenke demand that Kimahri best them in physical combat. Immediately after he wins, they [[GracefulLoser praise his strength and proudly announce to Mt. Gagazet that Kimahri has surpassed them in strength and they honor his name.]]
** At Mt. Gagazet, the Ronso promise to bar Yevon's path and give Yuna as much time as she needs to reach Zanarkand. They then say they will erect a statue in her honour. One Ronso then adds "with great horn on head", and Yuna is adorably pleased by this. It's also a nice little MythologyGag since in the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX previous game in the series]], summoners ''did'' have horns.

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* The cutscene "The Spring", in which Yuna and Tidus share their first kiss. Let's just say it's not for nothing that the love story between Tidus and Yuna was, and still is, considered one of the better love stories featured in any game. (Certainly up there with Locke/Celes and Zidane/Garnet, and even putting the much-touted Squall/Rinoa to shame.) Yep, it's that touching and sweet.
** The laughter scene starts out funny but becomes sweet once you see Yuna join in with Tidus' ridiculously-fake laughing.
** At the end, after you defeat Yu Yevon, Tidus (who is rendered intangible) tries to hug Yuna from behind. It's very sad and heartwarming at the same time because even though he is vanishing, he still cares enough for Yuna to try and comfort her before he disappears.
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Kimahri has had [[SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp a running feud]] with Biran and Yenke throughout the entire game and in a good part of his backstory. life. Before being allowed to pass through Gagazet uninterrupted, Biran and Yenke demand that Kimahri best them in physical combat. Immediately after he wins, they [[GracefulLoser praise his strength and proudly announce to Mt. Gagazet that Kimahri has surpassed them in strength strength, and they honor his name.]]
** Talking to Kimahri at certain points prompts him to say some heartfelt lines:
###Rikku admires Lulu's maturity and says that she hopes to be like Lulu when she grows up. Kimahri simply states, "Rikku should stay Rikku." Rikku takes it the wrong way, but it's sweet that Kimahri has already grown attached to Rikku during their short time together.
###Before going to Bevelle a second time:
---->'''Kimahri:''' Yuna, no apologies. Apology is running. ''Yuna never run away.''
###Before fighting Sin near the end of the game:
---->'''Kimahri''': ''[to Tidus]'' You keep walking path forward. Kimahri watch the rear. Because of you, Yuna still smiles. Thank you.
###After entering the final dungeon and then returning to the airship:
---->'''Kimahri''': There is no need for fear. Kimahri will go with you.
** Yuna's Sphere (see above) casts a bit more light on one of the game's more unspoken character interactions, that of Kimahri and Auron. Although Yuna couldn't have known this, it becocmes apparent that the dying man Kimahri made the oath to was Auron, not her father. After being mortally-wounded from challenging Lady Yunalesca alone, Auron crawled all the way down Mount Gagazet before he died. The last people he ever saw in life were Rin and Kimahri. He asked Kimahri, a complete stranger, to watch over Yuna, presumably so that Auron could fulfill his other promise to Jecht and watch over Tidus in Zanarkand. Kimahri accepted, despite not knowing the man and Auron not having the celebrity that Braska had. Without Kimahri's gesture, Auron couldn't have fulfilled either promise in full. This puts their last interaction in a new light, as well. Kimahri knew the whole time that Auron was an unsent, but stayed silent because they had a mission and people to protect.
*** Before Auron gets sent by Yuna, he gives Kimahri, the character he's interacted with the least, a friendly nudge before going to the Farplane. (The fact that his badass theme is playing helps.) It becomes more potent if you remember that, ten years ago, a dying Auron told Kimhari to take Yuna to Besaid, so he's pretty much thanking him for fulfilling his promise. Truly, much of their interaction remained unspoken. Kimahri was one of the last people to see Auron alive, knew he was an Unsent, and fulfilled the promise to Braska when Auron delegated it to him. The connection between the two was understood and mutually, maturely, respected.
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At Mt. Gagazet, the Ronso promise to [[YouShallNotPass bar Yevon's path path]] and give Yuna as much time as she needs to reach Zanarkand. They then say they will erect a statue in her honour. One Ronso then adds "with great horn on head", and Yuna is adorably pleased by this. It's also a nice little MythologyGag since in the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX previous game in the series]], summoners ''did'' have horns.



* A couple from the airship near the end of the game:
** First, when you talk to Wakka, he personally apologizes to Cid about his hatred of the Al Bhed. It's both heartwarming, and shows exactly how [[CharacterDevelopment far he's come]].
** Second, before you leave to go fight Sin, Brother stops Tidus as he's leaving the room to say one last thing. "Rikku... you... guard." That's right, he learned a common language so he could ask someone to protect his sister.
* Talking to Kimahri at certain points prompts him to say some very touching lines:
** Rikku admires Lulu's maturity, and says that she hopes to be like her when she grows up. Kimahri simply states that "Rikku should stay Rikku." Rikku initially takes it the wrong way, but it's sweet that Kimahri has already grown attached to Rikku during their short time together.
** [Before going to Bevelle a second time]
--->'''Kimahri:''' Yuna, no apologies. Apology is running. ''Yuna never run away.''
** [Before fighting Sin near the end of the game]
--->'''Kimahri''': ''[to Tidus]'' You keep walking path forward. Kimahri watch the rear. Because of you, Yuna still smiles. Thank you.
** [After entering the final dungeon and returning to the airship]
--->'''Kimahri''': There is no need for fear. Kimahri will go with you.
** Before Auron gets sent by Yuna, the part where he gives Kimahri, the character he's interacted with the least, a friendly nudge before going is really touching. The fact that his badass theme is playing helps.
*** It becomes more potent if you remember that, ten years ago, a dying Auron told Kimhari to take Yuna to Besaid, so he's pretty much thanking him for fulfilling his promise. Truly, much of their interaction remained unspoken. Kimahri was one of the last people to see Auron alive, knew he was an Unsent, and fulfilled the promise to Braska when Auron delegated it to him. The connection between the two was understood and mutually, maturely, respected.
* After defeating [[BonusBoss Dark Valefor]] in the [=international/re-release=] editions, some of Besaid's townfolk will stand and yell at the summoner priest some of the same lines they said earlier in the story (the old woman's "Stay away from the summoner!" and the girl's "You're a bad man!") [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere and he will run away cowardly]]. No matter what Yevon thinks of Yuna, she's still welcome in her hometown.
** A minor case with an NPC character from Besaid: There's an older man who toils in a hut creating and weaving fabrics, and is extremely hard-working; it seems that he never leaves the loom to stop doing his job regardless of what's going in on the island or in the world, even when Sin is battling the airship and the prospect of an Eternal Calm is looming. However, it is stated that he did leave the job once during a workday: He went to see Yuna off when she first left Besaid to start her pilgrimage.

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* A couple from the airship near the end of the game:
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game: First, when you talk to Wakka, he personally apologizes to Cid about his hatred of the Al Bhed. Bhed leader about Wakka's prior treatment of Cid's people. It's both heartwarming, and shows exactly but it also proves how [[CharacterDevelopment far he's come]].
**
come]]. Second, before you leave to go fight Sin, Brother stops Tidus as he's leaving the room bridge to say one last thing. "Rikku..."''Rikku... you... guard." ''" That's right, he learned a common language so he could ask someone to protect his sister.
* Talking to Kimahri at certain points prompts him to say some very touching lines:
** Rikku admires Lulu's maturity, and says that she hopes to be like her when she grows up. Kimahri simply states that "Rikku should stay Rikku." Rikku initially takes it the wrong way, but it's sweet that Kimahri has already grown attached to Rikku during their short time together.
** [Before going to Bevelle a second time]
--->'''Kimahri:''' Yuna, no apologies. Apology is running. ''Yuna never run away.''
** [Before fighting Sin near the end of the game]
--->'''Kimahri''': ''[to Tidus]'' You keep walking path forward. Kimahri watch the rear. Because of you, Yuna still smiles. Thank you.
** [After entering the final dungeon and returning to the airship]
--->'''Kimahri''': There is no need for fear. Kimahri will go with you.
** Before Auron gets sent by Yuna, the part where he gives Kimahri, the character he's interacted with the least, a friendly nudge before going is really touching. The fact that his badass theme is playing helps.
*** It becomes more potent if you remember that, ten years ago, a dying Auron told Kimhari to take Yuna to Besaid, so he's pretty much thanking him for fulfilling his promise. Truly, much of their interaction remained unspoken. Kimahri was one of the last people to see Auron alive, knew he was an Unsent, and fulfilled the promise to Braska when Auron delegated it to him. The connection between the two was understood and mutually, maturely, respected.
* After defeating [[BonusBoss Dark Valefor]] in the [=international/re-release=] editions, some of Besaid's townfolk will stand and yell at the summoner priest some of the same lines they said earlier in the story (the old woman's "Stay away from the summoner!" and the girl's "You're a bad man!") [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere and he will run away cowardly]]. No matter what Yevon thinks of Yuna, she's still welcome in her hometown.
** A minor case with an NPC character from Besaid: There's an older man who toils in a hut creating and weaving fabrics, and is extremely hard-working; it seems that he never leaves the loom to stop doing his job regardless of what's going in on the island or in the world, even when Sin is battling the airship and the prospect of an Eternal Calm is looming. However, it is stated that he did leave the job once during a workday: He went to see Yuna off when she first left Besaid to start her pilgrimage.
sister.



* Yuna's comment to Dona re: her numerous guardians and how much she treasures them. Particularly given how much she reveres her father.
-->'''Yuna:''' I only have as many guardians as there are people I can trust. I trust them all with my life! To have so many guardians is a joy, and an honor! Even more so than being my father's daughter.



** Lulu's relationship with Tidus becomes this over the course of the game; she slowly warms up to him, and ends up being an older sister of sorts. She starts naturally explaining things to him before he asks, and even expresses concern for him as early as Operation Mi'ihen.

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** Lulu's relationship with Tidus becomes this over the course of the game; she game. She slowly warms up to him, and ends up being an older sister of sorts. She starts naturally explaining things to him before he asks, and even expresses expressing concern for him as early as Operation Mi'ihen.



** An early one before Lulu's official defrosting in Kilika. The Aurochs have a foot race up the temple steps, with Yuna happily counting them. If you talk to Lulu after this, she'll be laughing too.

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** An early one before Lulu's official defrosting in Kilika. Macalania. The Aurochs decide have a foot race up the temple steps, with Yuna happily counting them. joining in. If you talk to Lulu after this, she'll be laughing laughing, too.



---> "You always said I looked grumpy. [[NotSoStoic But those were the happiest days of my life.]]"
* A surrogate brother and sister relationship develops between Rikku and Tidus throughout the game, and by Mt. Gagazet it's clear that they are incredibly close. If you ride with Rikku to Macalania Temple, she realizes he doesn't know the truth about the Final Aeon and gives him a little hug. Tidus is surprised, but finds it nice nonetheless.

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---> "You --->"You always said I looked grumpy. [[NotSoStoic But those were the happiest days of my life.]]"
* A surrogate brother and sister relationship develops between Rikku and Tidus throughout the game, and by Mt. Gagazet it's clear that they are incredibly close. If you ride with Rikku to Macalania Temple, she realizes he doesn't know the truth about the Final Aeon and gives him a little hug. Tidus is surprised, but finds it nice nonetheless.
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** An understated one from this same scene: When Lulu points out that Yu Yevon is seemingly attempting to re-possess Jecht, Tidus lunges at it in an attempt to protect his old man and bellows, "You stay away!!" It's a far cry from the kid who claimed to hate Jecht.

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** An understated one from this same scene: When Lulu points out that Yu Yevon is seemingly attempting to re-possess Jecht, Tidus lunges at it in an attempt to protect his old man and bellows, "You "''You'' stay away!!" It's a far cry from the kid who claimed to hate Jecht.


--->'''Cid:''' The great thing about machines--is that they can always be rebuilt!

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--->'''Cid:''' The great thing What is good about machines--is machina, is that they can always be rebuilt!built anew!


** Rikku admires Lulu's maturity, and says that she hopes to be like her when she grows up. Kimahri simply states that "Rikku should stay Rikku." Rikku initially takes it the wrong way, but it's sweet that Kimahri has already grown attached to Rikku during their short time together.



* Rikku admires Lulu's maturity, and says that she hopes to be like her when she grows up. Kimahri simply states that "Rikku should stay Rikku." Rikku initially takes it the wrong way, but it's sweet that Kimahri has already grown attached to Rikku during their short time together.


* Should Tidus master the Jecht Shot before arriving in Luca, the Aurochs ask him about it. He says, "Doesn't have a name. Anyone can do it if they try," and the Aurochs immediately proceed to start practicing it. Keep in mind that Jecht himself discouraged Tidus to even ''attempt'' to do his move, insisting that ''only'' Jecht could do it because he was the best.

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* Tidus' reaction to something he ''finally'' recognises in Spira: Blitzball! He's just been pelted in the head by Wakka's wayward blitzball, and he yet he has the brightest smile on his face as he exclaims "Blitzball!"
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Should Tidus master the Jecht Shot before arriving in Luca, the Aurochs ask him about it. He says, "Doesn't have a name. Anyone can do it if they try," and the Aurochs immediately proceed to start practicing it. Keep in mind that Jecht himself discouraged Tidus to even ''attempt'' to do his move, insisting that ''only'' Jecht could do it because he was the best.



* Tidus' reaction to something he ''finally'' recognises in Spira: Blitzball! He's just been pelted in the head by Wakka's wayward blitzball, and he yet he has the brightest smile on his face as he exclaims "Blitzball!"


* An easily-missed example coming from an NPC: If you return to the Mi'ihen Highroad after acquiring the Airship, you can run into a Yevon monk who says he felt it was time to travel the lands and spread the teachings to those he meets. Talking to him again has him add that he plans to learn the Al Bhed language, in the hopes of opening a dialogue with them. After seeing the generally awful treatment most Yevonites (let alone the clergy) give the Al Bhed throughout the game, it's great seeing one of them [[GoodShepherd being willing to extend an olive branch]].

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* ** An easily-missed example coming from an NPC: If you return to the Mi'ihen Highroad after acquiring the Airship, you can run into a Yevon monk who says he felt it was time to travel the lands and spread the teachings to those he meets. Talking to him again has him add that he plans to learn the Al Bhed language, in the hopes of opening a dialogue with them. After seeing the generally awful treatment most Yevonites (let alone the clergy) give the Al Bhed throughout the game, it's great seeing one of them [[GoodShepherd being willing to extend an olive branch]].



** [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/features/10457-Shelter-Bowl-Gaming-in-a-Homeless-Shelter.2 This]] ''Escapist'' article, where the writer brings several games to a homeless shelter, including ''Final Fantasy X''. Several homeless Polish men enjoy simply running around and enjoying the game's scenery, tearing up because Besaid looks so much like home.

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** * [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/features/10457-Shelter-Bowl-Gaming-in-a-Homeless-Shelter.2 This]] ''Escapist'' article, where the writer brings several games to a homeless shelter, including ''Final Fantasy X''. Several homeless Polish men enjoy simply running around and enjoying the game's scenery, tearing up because Besaid looks so much like home.


* Should Tidus master the Jecht Shot before arriving in Luca, the Aurochs ask him about it. He says, "It doesn't have a name. Anyone can learn it if they try," and the Aurochs immediately proceed to start practicing it.
** Keep in mind that Jecht himself discouraged Tidus to even ''attempt'' to do his move, insisting that ''only'' Jecht could do it because he was the best.

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* Should Tidus master the Jecht Shot before arriving in Luca, the Aurochs ask him about it. He says, "It doesn't "Doesn't have a name. Anyone can learn do it if they try," and the Aurochs immediately proceed to start practicing it.
**
it. Keep in mind that Jecht himself discouraged Tidus to even ''attempt'' to do his move, insisting that ''only'' Jecht could do it because he was the best.


* The cutscene "The Spring", in which Yuna and Tidus share their first kiss. Let's just say it's not for nothing that the love story between Tidus and Yuna was, and still is, considered one of the better love stories featured in any game. (Certainly up there with Locke/Celes and Zidane/Dagger, and even putting the much-touted Squall/Rinoa to shame.) Yep, it's that touching and sweet.

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* The cutscene "The Spring", in which Yuna and Tidus share their first kiss. Let's just say it's not for nothing that the love story between Tidus and Yuna was, and still is, considered one of the better love stories featured in any game. (Certainly up there with Locke/Celes and Zidane/Dagger, Zidane/Garnet, and even putting the much-touted Squall/Rinoa to shame.) Yep, it's that touching and sweet.

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