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* Blondie was "The Good" InNameOnly throughout the entire film, considering he was just as greedy, selfish and heartless as Tuco and Angel-Eyes. However, towards the end of the film, he finally lives up to his namesake as he comforts a dying soldier with OneLastSmoke from his cigar and gives him his jacket to keep him warm in his final moments, in an act of spontaneous and selfless kindness that seems alien to the grim and cynical world of this film.

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* Blondie was "The Good" InNameOnly throughout the entire film, considering he was just as greedy, selfish and heartless as Tuco and Angel-Eyes. However, towards the end of the film, he finally lives up to his namesake as he comforts a dying soldier with OneLastSmoke from his cigar and gives him his jacket to keep him warm in his final moments, in an act of spontaneous and selfless kindness that seems alien to the [[CrapsackWorld grim and cynical world world]] of this film.


* Another touching moment is between Tuco and Blondie after the fight between Tuco and his brother. Tuco doesn't know that Blondie saw the fight, and tries to convince Blondie, if not himself, that his brother loves him and looks up to him, and we see the underlying sadness in how lonely he is and how his only "brother" is Blondie. Made much more sad when one thinks of the ending, where [[spoiler: after being saved from the rope one last time, Tuco is still stranded out in the middle of nowhere.]]

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* Another touching moment is between Tuco and Blondie after the fight between Tuco and his brother. Tuco doesn't know that Blondie saw the fight, and tries to convince Blondie, if not himself, that his brother loves him and looks up to him, and we see the underlying sadness in how lonely he is and how his only "brother" is Blondie. Made much more sad when one thinks of the ending, where [[spoiler: after being saved from the rope one last time, Tuco is still stranded out in the middle of nowhere.]] Though at least he has the money.]]
** Tuco also hypes up his brother while talking to Blondie. Despite their fight, he still loves him and thinks the world of him.
-->'''Tuco:''' Nice guy, my brother. I didn't tell you my brother was in charge here? Of everything, he's like the Pope almost!

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*The final duel between the titular trio ends with both Tuco and Blondie killing (or attempting to kill in Tuco's case) Angel Eyes. Clearly they both hate the man a lot more than they hate each other.


** There's also the whole reason he wants it blown in ghe first place. He specifically mentions that destroying the bridge would mean saving thousands of lives. He might be a bitter drunk but he got that way because he cares too much about his men's lives.

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** There's also the whole reason he wants it blown in ghe the first place. He specifically mentions that destroying the bridge would mean saving thousands of lives. He might be a bitter drunk but he got that way because he cares too much about his men's lives.


* Not immediately obvious, but the final scene. Sure, Blondie leaves Tuco tied up, almost kills him, and leaves without as much as a word. But [[FridgeBrilliance think about it]]: he lets Tuco live, lets him keep his share of the gold (although God only knows how he's going to ''carry'' it), and indirectly tells him -- by shooting the rope -- that their score is settled. For a tough gunslinger, that's as close to explicitly making peace with Tuco as it possibly could be (Also, let's face it: it's ''Tuco''. The best way to make peace with him is with a good running start, just in case).

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* Not immediately obvious, but the final scene. Sure, Blondie leaves Tuco tied up, almost kills him, and leaves without as much as a word. But [[FridgeBrilliance think about it]]: he lets Tuco live, lets him keep his share of the gold (although God only knows how he's going to ''carry'' it), it. Maybe he only just takes a handful and re-buries the rest), and indirectly tells him -- by shooting the rope -- that their score is settled. For a tough gunslinger, that's as close to explicitly making peace with Tuco as it possibly could be (Also, let's face it: it's ''Tuco''. The best way to make peace with him is with a good running start, just in case).


* Not immediately obvious, but the final scene. Sure, Blondie leaves Tuco tied up, almost kills him, and leaves without as much as a word. But [[FridgeBrilliance think about it]]: he lets Tuco leave, lets him keep his share of the gold (although God only knows how he's going to ''carry'' it) , and indirectly tells him -- by shooting the rope -- that their score is settled. For a tough gunslinger, that's as close to explicitly making peace with Tuco as it possibly could be. (Also, let's face it: it's ''Tuco''. The best way to make peace with him is with a good running start, just in case.)

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* Not immediately obvious, but the final scene. Sure, Blondie leaves Tuco tied up, almost kills him, and leaves without as much as a word. But [[FridgeBrilliance think about it]]: he lets Tuco leave, live, lets him keep his share of the gold (although God only knows how he's going to ''carry'' it) , it), and indirectly tells him -- by shooting the rope -- that their score is settled. For a tough gunslinger, that's as close to explicitly making peace with Tuco as it possibly could be. be (Also, let's face it: it's ''Tuco''. The best way to make peace with him is with a good running start, just in case.)case).





* In the extended cut, after offering liquor to a Confederate soldier for information about Bill Carson, Angel Eyes lets him keep the entire bottle. For such a cold-hearted person, that's pretty generous of him. Upon seeing the wounded and dying soldiers in the fort, he also appears to be quite moved and shakes his head sadly.

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* In the extended cut, after offering liquor to a Confederate soldier for information about Bill Carson, Angel Eyes lets him keep the entire bottle. For such a cold-hearted person, that's pretty generous of him. Upon seeing the wounded and dying soldiers in the fort, [[EvenEvilHasStandards he also appears to be quite moved and shakes his head sadly.]]

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** There's also the whole reason he wants it blown in ghe first place. He specifically mentions that destroying the bridge would mean saving thousands of lives. He might be a bitter drunk but he got that way because he cares too much about his men's lives.

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** And what's more, if you look at the Dollars Trilogy as a whole, and how ruthless Blondie is, you'll realize that the only Mexican bandit whose life we see him spare is Tuco. A very rare act of mercy indeed for such a man.


* One of the best parts is Blondie's "and after a good meal, there's nothing like a cigar". He may be cold and pragmatic throughout most of the movie, but this little gesture of friendship and willingness to play along with Tuco's lie shows that he feels compassion for him, at least a little.

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* One of the best parts is Blondie's "and after a good meal, there's nothing like a cigar". He may be cold and pragmatic throughout most of the movie, but this little gesture of friendship and willingness to play along with Tuco's lie shows that he feels compassion for him, at least a little. It's the warm smile on Tuco's face that really sells it.

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* A lost scene is described as such: Tuco, searching for Blondie, arrives to a small village close to the Mexican border, where the Confederates try to enlist the poor peones. Moved to pity, Tuco passes the hat. 


* Not immediately obvious, but the final scene. Sure, Blondie leaves Tuco tied up, almost kills him and leaves without as much as a word. But [[FridgeBrilliance think about it]] - he lets Tuco leave, lets him keep the gold, and indirectly tells him (by shooting the rope) that their score is settled. For a tough gunslinger, that's as close to explicitly making peace with Tuco as it possibly could be. (Also let's face it: It's Tuco. The best way to make peace with him is with a good running start, just in case)

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* Not immediately obvious, but the final scene. Sure, Blondie leaves Tuco tied up, almost kills him him, and leaves without as much as a word. But [[FridgeBrilliance think about it]] - it]]: he lets Tuco leave, lets him keep his share of the gold, gold (although God only knows how he's going to ''carry'' it) , and indirectly tells him (by -- by shooting the rope) rope -- that their score is settled. For a tough gunslinger, that's as close to explicitly making peace with Tuco as it possibly could be. (Also (Also, let's face it: It's Tuco. it's ''Tuco''. The best way to make peace with him is with a good running start, just in case)case.)


* In the extended cut, after offering liquor to a Confederate soldier for information about Bill Carson, Angel Eyes lets him keep the entire bottle. For a cold-hearted person, that's pretty generous of him. Upon seeing the wounded and dying soldiers in the fort, he also appears to be quite moved and shakes his head sadly.

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* In the extended cut, after offering liquor to a Confederate soldier for information about Bill Carson, Angel Eyes lets him keep the entire bottle. For such a cold-hearted person, that's pretty generous of him. Upon seeing the wounded and dying soldiers in the fort, he also appears to be quite moved and shakes his head sadly.


* Blondie was "The Good" InNameOnly throughout the entire film, considering he was just as greedy, selfish and heartless as Tuco and Angel-Eyes. However, towards the end of the film, he finally lives up to his namesake as he comforts a dying soldier with OneLastSmoke from his cigar and gives him his jacket to keep him warm in his final moments, in an act of spontaneous and selfless kindness that seemed so-alien to the grim and cynical world of this film.

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* Blondie was "The Good" InNameOnly throughout the entire film, considering he was just as greedy, selfish and heartless as Tuco and Angel-Eyes. However, towards the end of the film, he finally lives up to his namesake as he comforts a dying soldier with OneLastSmoke from his cigar and gives him his jacket to keep him warm in his final moments, in an act of spontaneous and selfless kindness that seemed so-alien seems alien to the grim and cynical world of this film.


* Blondie was "The Good" InNameOnly throughout the entire film, considering he was just as greedy, selfish and heartless as Tuco and Angel-Eyes. However, towards the end of the film, he finally lives up to his namesake as he comforts a dying soldier with OneLastSmoke from his cigar and give him his jacket to keep him warm in his final moments, in an act of spontaneous and selfless kindness that seemed so-alien to the grim and cynical world of this film.

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* Blondie was "The Good" InNameOnly throughout the entire film, considering he was just as greedy, selfish and heartless as Tuco and Angel-Eyes. However, towards the end of the film, he finally lives up to his namesake as he comforts a dying soldier with OneLastSmoke from his cigar and give gives him his jacket to keep him warm in his final moments, in an act of spontaneous and selfless kindness that seemed so-alien to the grim and cynical world of this film.

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