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* [[spoiler:Po, after landing in his hometown, now in ruins from Lord Shen's invasion, finally completely remembers why he lost his parents. Filmed from Po's perspective, his mom, pursued by his soldiers, intentionally leaves him in a pile of radish cartons so he would at least be spared and undetected, and before she lured away Shen's forces and he never saw her again. This is especially moving considering how, previously, Shen tries time and again to convince Po that his parents did not love him, just like he believes his own parents did not as well. The sweeping music, combined with the switch from 2D to 3D animation, and his mom's pained expression from giving up her baby, pulls at the heartstrings even more and making it hands down the saddest moment in a Dreamworks Animation film.]]

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* [[spoiler:Po, after landing in his hometown, now in ruins from Lord Shen's invasion, finally completely remembers why he lost his parents. Filmed from Po's perspective, his mom, pursued by his soldiers, intentionally leaves him in a pile of radish cartons so he would at least be spared and undetected, and before she lured away Shen's forces and he never saw her again. This is especially moving considering how, previously, Shen tries time and again to convince Po that his parents did not love him, just like he believes his own parents did not as well. The sweeping music, combined with the switch from 2D to 3D animation, and his mom's pained expression from giving up her baby, pulls at the heartstrings even more and making it hands down the saddest moment in a Dreamworks Animation film.film, or even the entire franchise.]]

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** When he dismisses her, it's more than just letting her go. He's telling the only person who truly cared for him to leave, because he's too far gone to be saved.

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** Po's reaction is honestly not much better. Remember, kung fu means ''everything'' to him, not just because he's an AscendedFanboy, but because learning kung fu helped him overcome his insecurities, gain the respect of his hometown and even make friends. So for Po, being told (by one of his idols, no less!) that the very thing that helped him improve as a person was now obsolete, [[ItsPersonal that cuts deep]]. For a moment, all he can do is sputter in indignation, denial and heartache. It's almost as if he had been informed that a ''loved one'' had just died.


** Listen carefully when Po's mom leaves him in the radish crate. [[spoiler:Po barely manages a "Ma" as his mom puts him there. At this point he realizes who he loves as his mother, but she has to leave in order to save him.]]

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** Listen carefully when Po's mom leaves him in the radish crate. [[spoiler:Po barely manages a "Ma" as his mom puts him there. At this point he realizes who he loves as his mother, but she has to leave in order to save him."Ma".]]


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* Baby Po crying as his mother leaves to distract the wolves. Him sounding like a human child instead of... whatever noises pandas make... just makes it worse.


* The sight of all ten kung fu masters, the most powerful and noble warriors in the land, in the aftermath of the battle completely drained and utterly defeated, seemingly without a chance in the world... the shot of Shifu watching Po- either a surrogate son or a dear friend to him- [[spoiler:looking as if he was preparing for a ''SuicideByCop'']] makes this troper's heart break.

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* The sight of all ten kung fu masters, the most powerful and noble warriors in the land, in the aftermath of the battle completely drained and utterly defeated, seemingly without a chance in the world... the shot of Shifu watching Po- either a surrogate son or a dear friend to him- [[spoiler:looking as if he was preparing for a ''SuicideByCop'']] makes this troper's would make anyone's heart break.


--> '''Mr Ping:''' Why'd he have to go and save China? I mean, I know '''why'''...but '''why'''? *voice breaking* He's just...one...little...panda...

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--> '''Mr Ping:''' Why'd he have to go and save China? I mean, I know '''why'''... but '''why'''? *voice breaking* He's just...one...little...just... one... little... panda...


* [[spoiler: Po's reunion with Mr. Ping.]] Also a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}. Yes, they managed to take a concept as ridiculous as [[spoiler:A huge panda being the son of a tiny goose]] and make it tug hard into your heartstrings.

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* [[spoiler: Po's reunion with Mr. Ping.]] Also a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}. Yes, they managed to take a concept as ridiculous as [[spoiler:A [[spoiler:a huge panda being the son of a tiny goose]] and make it tug hard into your heartstrings.



** What makes this worse is that Mr. Ping reassures Po before this that [[spoiler: he will always be his father...right?]]. Po doesn't really reply and just leaves. The pain on Mr. Ping's face is too real to not realize how he feels.
** The way Po sadly says "Goodbye." Not "Goodbye, I love you," or even "Goodbye, Dad," just "Goodbye," like he's wondering if his entire relationship with his father, who he's loved and trusted his entire life, has been built on a lie.

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** What makes this worse is that Mr. Ping reassures Po before this that [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he will always be his father...father... right?]]. Po doesn't really reply and just leaves. The pain on Mr. Ping's face is too real to not realize how he feels.
** The way Po sadly says "Goodbye." Not "Goodbye, I love you," or even "Goodbye, Dad," just "Goodbye," "Goodbye", like he's wondering if his entire relationship with his father, who he's loved and trusted his entire life, has been built on a lie.

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*** Following that Shen's exile and disownment. Hurt and angry, he crows furiously at his parents that he will take revenge. His father can be seen defiantly pointing Shen and his army away until they storm off, at which point he completely slumps over heartbroken.


** One of the most saddening parts (because of its realism) is how, after he comes back to himself in the present, Po can only stare off into space...and then slowly, softly, sob as he breaks down, giving in to his grief as the Soothsayer urges him. Yet more proof that Jack Black [[HeReallyCanAct really can act]].

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** One of the most saddening parts (because of its realism) is how, after he comes back to himself in the present, Po can only stare off into space...and then slowly, softly, sob as he breaks down, giving in to his grief as the Soothsayer urges him. Yet more proof that Jack Black [[HeReallyCanAct [[SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct really can act]].



* [[spoiler: Po's reunion with Mr. Ping.]] Also a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. Yes, they managed to take a concept as ridiculous as [[spoiler:A huge panda being the son of a tiny goose]] and make it tug hard into your heartstrings.

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* [[spoiler: Po's reunion with Mr. Ping.]] Also a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}. Yes, they managed to take a concept as ridiculous as [[spoiler:A huge panda being the son of a tiny goose]] and make it tug hard into your heartstrings.


* When Po [[spoiler:gets hit by the cannon ball, it cuts to Shifu hundreds of miles away as he falls from his staff and looks very distraught, implying he could sense what had just happened. The fact that Shifu who spent so much time of the first film disliking Po now looks completely heartbroken believing he's dead is what really gets to you.]]

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* When Po [[spoiler:gets hit by the cannon ball, it cuts to Shifu hundreds of miles away as he falls from his staff and looks very distraught, implying he could sense what had just happened. The fact that Shifu who spent so much time of the first film disliking Po now looks completely heartbroken believing he's dead is what really gets to you.sells it.]]

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*** Black also voices Po's father in the flashback. Just ''listen'' to the resolve and desperation in his voice as he tells his wife to take their son and run, all the while he prepares to fight to the death to buy them time.


[[caption-width-right:350:And you thought you'd never cry [[BetterThanItSounds at a movie called]] ''Kung Fu Panda 2.'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:And you thought you'd never cry [[BetterThanItSounds [[SugarWiki/BetterThanItSounds at a movie called]] ''Kung Fu Panda 2.'']]


-->'''Shen''': [[IgnoredEpiphany The dead exist in the past]] [[IHaveComeTooFar and I must attend to the future]].

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-->'''Shen''': [[IgnoredEpiphany The dead exist in the past]] [[IHaveComeTooFar [[IveComeTooFar and I must attend to the future]].



** Furthermore, just Shen himself. He was a sickly albino peacock and while his parents cared for him, there's also evidence that he was raised mainly by the Soothsayer. And like Tai Lung, everything he does is for the purpose of making his parents proud. Unlike Tai Lung, there's clear evidence Shen knows what he is doing is wrong, [[IHaveComeTooFar but he remains on the path; otherwise, everything would be for naught in his mind.]]

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** Furthermore, just Shen himself. He was a sickly albino peacock and while his parents cared for him, there's also evidence that he was raised mainly by the Soothsayer. And like Tai Lung, everything he does is for the purpose of making his parents proud. Unlike Tai Lung, there's clear evidence Shen knows what he is doing is wrong, [[IHaveComeTooFar [[IveComeTooFar but he remains on the path; otherwise, everything would be for naught in his mind.]]


** Furthermore, just Shen himself. He was a sickly albino peacock and while his parents cared for him, there's also evidence that he was raised mainly by the Soothsayer. And like Tai Lung, everything he does is for the purpose of making his parents proud. Unlike Tai Lung, there's clear evidence Shen knows what he is doing is wrong, but he remains on the path, otherwise, everything would be for naught in his mind.

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** Furthermore, just Shen himself. He was a sickly albino peacock and while his parents cared for him, there's also evidence that he was raised mainly by the Soothsayer. And like Tai Lung, everything he does is for the purpose of making his parents proud. Unlike Tai Lung, there's clear evidence Shen knows what he is doing is wrong, [[IHaveComeTooFar but he remains on the path, path; otherwise, everything would be for naught in his mind.]]


** It's the little things that make that scene, [[spoiler:like how gold is the color of heroism in these movies and Po's mom is literally glowing gold as she leads the wolves away. Or the fact that she is last seen with Shen himself chasing her down.]]

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** It's the little things that make that scene, [[spoiler:like how gold is the color of heroism in these movies and Po's mom is literally glowing gold as she leads the wolves away. Or the fact that she is last seen with Shen himself chasing her down. In fact, if you listen closely, you can hear the staccato buzzing sound associated with Shen using his throwing knives...]]

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