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!The Book
* Stuck in tourist class on a plane, Hannibal wakes with a jolt and a small cry from a nightmare. The small boy next to him, innocent and unafraid, comforts him: "I have bad dreams too lots of times. I'm not laughing at you."


* Letter offering to take the blame for Verger's death, telling his trod-on assistant Cordell, "Push him in (to the pigpen). You can always say it was me."

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* Letter offering to take the blame for Verger's death, telling his trod-on assistant Cordell
-->'''Dr. Lecter''': Hey
Cordell, "Push why don't you push him in (to the pigpen). pigpen)? You can always say it was me."


* Every moment with Will and Molly counts. Whether or not you favor Hannibal and Will as a couple, it's hard to ignore how Molly genuinely makes Will happy, how understanding she is of his situation and his past with Hannibal, and how sweet they are together.

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* Letter offering to take the blame for Verger's death, telling his trod-on assistant Cordell, "Push him in (to the pigpen). You can always say it was me."


* Alana showing concern towards Will by threatening to take away Hannibal's privileges if he does anything to harm Will again. Also counts as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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* Alana showing concern towards Will by threatening to take away Hannibal's privileges if he does anything to harm Will again. Also counts as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.


* The IntergenerationalFriendship that [[spoiler: [[PetTheDog Lecter strikes up with the boy sitting next to him]] on his flight]] at the end of the film manages to be both Heartwarming and NightmareFuel at the same time. [[spoiler: Noticing the little boy's interest in what he is eating, Lecter teaches him about the different food items and asks if he would like to try something, but tells him that [[ChildrenAreInnocent he probably would not like]] the piece of Krendler's brain that he was planning to eat himself. However, when the boy continues to show interest in the brain, he relents and [[{{Squick}} lets him try a piece]].]]

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* The IntergenerationalFriendship that [[spoiler: [[PetTheDog Lecter strikes up with the boy sitting next to him]] on his flight]] at the end of the film manages to be both Heartwarming and NightmareFuel at the same time. [[spoiler: Noticing the little boy's interest in what he is eating, Lecter teaches him about the different food items and asks if he would like to try something, but tells him that [[ChildrenAreInnocent he probably would not like]] the piece of Krendler's brain that he was planning to eat himself. However, when the boy continues to show interest in the brain, he relents and [[{{Squick}} lets him try a piece]].it]].]]


* The IntergenerationalFriendship that [[spoiler: [[PetTheDog Lecter strikes up with the boy sitting next to him]] on his flight]] at the end of the film manages to be both Heartwarming and NightmareFuel at the same time. [[spoiler: Noticing the little boy's interest in what he is eating, Lecter teaches him about the food he is eating and asks if he would like to try something, but tells him that [[ChildrenAreInnocent he probably would not like]] the piece of Krendler's brain that he was planning to eat himself. However, when the boy continues to show interest in the brain, he relents and [[{{Squick}} lets him try a piece]].]]

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* The IntergenerationalFriendship that [[spoiler: [[PetTheDog Lecter strikes up with the boy sitting next to him]] on his flight]] at the end of the film manages to be both Heartwarming and NightmareFuel at the same time. [[spoiler: Noticing the little boy's interest in what he is eating, Lecter teaches him about the different food he is eating items and asks if he would like to try something, but tells him that [[ChildrenAreInnocent he probably would not like]] the piece of Krendler's brain that he was planning to eat himself. However, when the boy continues to show interest in the brain, he relents and [[{{Squick}} lets him try a piece]].]]


* [[spoiler: During the dinner scene, and in a complete 180 from the novel. Despite what Paul Krendler has done, Clarice still tries to save his life by offering to trade information to Lecter that could help him flee the country.]]

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* [[spoiler: During the dinner scene, and in a complete 180 from the novel. Despite what Paul Krendler has done, Clarice still tries to save his life by offering to trade information to Lecter that could help him flee the country.]]
* The IntergenerationalFriendship that [[spoiler: [[PetTheDog Lecter strikes up with the boy sitting next to him]] on his flight]] at the end of the film manages to be both Heartwarming and NightmareFuel at the same time. [[spoiler: Noticing the little boy's interest in what he is eating, Lecter teaches him about the food he is eating and asks if he would like to try something, but tells him that [[ChildrenAreInnocent he probably would not like]] the piece of Krendler's brain that he was planning to eat himself. However, when the boy continues to show interest in the brain, he relents and [[{{Squick}} lets him try a piece]].
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* Episode 5 opens with Will sleepwalking barefoot down a road far from home. When the police approach and wake him we learn Winston, the dog he rescued in the first episode, followed him and the nudging Will felt against his hand was the dog's attempt to wake him up.


* [[spoiler: During the dinner scene, and in a complete 180 from the novel. Despite what Paul Krendler has done, she still tries to save his life by offering to trade information to Lecter that could help him flee the country.]]

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* [[spoiler: During the dinner scene, and in a complete 180 from the novel. Despite what Paul Krendler has done, she Clarice still tries to save his life by offering to trade information to Lecter that could help him flee the country.]]


* Lecter [[spoiler: hurting himself rather than Clarice in order to get free]]

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* Lecter [[spoiler: hurting himself rather than Clarice in order to get free]]free]]
* [[spoiler: During the dinner scene, and in a complete 180 from the novel. Despite what Paul Krendler has done, she still tries to save his life by offering to trade information to Lecter that could help him flee the country.]]


* The fact that, after years of abuse, homophobia, and being treated as TheUnfavorite her entire life, Margot actually ''wins''. [[spoiler:She ends the series with a son, the family fortune, and Mason dead. Oh, and she's HappilyMarried to Alana]]. Suck on ''that'', Verger family.

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* The fact that, after years of abuse, homophobia, and being treated as TheUnfavorite her entire life, Margot actually ''wins''. [[spoiler:She ends the series with a son, the family fortune, and Mason dead. Oh, and she's HappilyMarried to Alana]]. Suck on ''that'', Verger family.family.

!The Film

* Lecter [[spoiler: calling Clarice and giving her no time to get off the phone (apart from three seconds to swap in a fresh battery). While this is partly to keep her from calling anyone else and tracing the call, it's also to help protect her from any legal liability.]]
* Lecter [[spoiler: telling her that all she needs to remind herself of her courage and incorruptibility "is a mirror".]]
* Clarice [[spoiler: saving Lecter's life, then Lecter in turn saving hers after being shot]]
* Lecter [[spoiler: hurting himself rather than Clarice in order to get free]]


* Both heartwarming and tearjerking, [[spoiler:Will finally admitting that being -- and killing -- with Hannibal is beautiful, before the two embrace, followed by Will sending both of them over the cliff to stop both himself and Hannibal from killing anyone else, but also so they would die together.]]

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* Both heartwarming and tearjerking, [[spoiler:Will finally admitting that being -- and killing -- with Hannibal is beautiful, before the two embrace, followed by Will sending both of them over the cliff to stop both himself and Hannibal from killing anyone else, but also so they would die together.]]]]
* The fact that, after years of abuse, homophobia, and being treated as TheUnfavorite her entire life, Margot actually ''wins''. [[spoiler:She ends the series with a son, the family fortune, and Mason dead. Oh, and she's HappilyMarried to Alana]]. Suck on ''that'', Verger family.


* Every moment with Will and Molly counts. Whether or not you favor Hannibal and Will as a couple, it's hard to deny how Molly genuinely makes Will happy, how understanding she is of his situation and his past with Hannibal, and how sweet they are together.

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* Every moment with Will and Molly counts. Whether or not you favor Hannibal and Will as a couple, it's hard to deny ignore how Molly genuinely makes Will happy, how understanding she is of his situation and his past with Hannibal, and how sweet they are together.


* Just like in the novel and the film adaptation, there is Will comforting Reba after her near-death experience, repeating his lines from the novel almost word by word. All the more significant since here, he ''completely'' empathizes with Reba's situation as [[MindGameShip his experiences]] [[DestructiveRomance with Hannibal]] mirror hers with Dolarhyde -- which also causes this moment to border onto {{Tearjerker}} territory.

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* Just like in the novel and the film adaptation, film, there is Will comforting Reba after her near-death experience, repeating his lines from the novel almost word by word. All the more significant since And here, he ''completely'' empathizes with Reba's situation as [[MindGameShip his experiences]] [[DestructiveRomance with Hannibal]] mirror hers with Dolarhyde -- which also causes this moment to also border onto {{Tearjerker}} territory.

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