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  • It's pretty clear that Jimmy loves his mom, despite the tense interaction they have in the opening cinematic. When Gary insults her by saying she made her "living on her back", Jimmy goes berserk.
  • Despite treating Petey like crap for pretty much the entire game, Jimmy proves at the end that he truly does care for him: Upon defeating Gary and untying Dr. Crabblesnitch, the latter tells the former that Petey should be the school's Head Boy (previously held by the now-expelled Gary), to which Jimmy agrees. Aww.
    • Add to that their final words to each other:
      Jimmy: Now, about that letter to my mother...
      Crabblesnitch: What letter?
  • Jimmy in general is this - He's quite a Jerkass who often acts out for the sake of payment, though he has plenty of moments where he goes out of his way to help people, including:
    • Helping Brandy destroy lawn gnomes that she feels are a mockery of her dwarfism.
    • Helping Mandy cover up the embarrassing posters of her Earnest made.
    • Helping Beatrice get her papers back from Mandy.
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    • Helping Zoe get revenge on Burton for getting her expelled for reporting him for sexual harassment. Then getting her expulsion lifted.
    • Trying to extend an olive branch to clique leaders he has beaten, who weren't completely jerks.
    • Helping Galloway cover up his alcoholism.
    • Helping Edna get a date. note 
    • Last but not least, the whole reason for his crusade earning the respect of every clique at school, to stop the bullying.
    • It's optional, but just listen to Eunice's voice if Jimmy put the moves on her. It obviously makes her day.
  • Pretty much all of the interactions between Mr. Galloway and Jimmy, both in class and outside of it. His alcoholism aside, Galloway is pretty much the epitome of a Cool Teacher and even compliments Jimmy for his achievements in class.
    Galloway: I think you have the makings of a Poet Laureate.
    • There's a popular mutated version of this line since it sounds a lot like Galloway telling Jimmy he has the makings of a poet warrior instead. Which arguably fits him even better.
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    • Adding to that, while nearly everyone has small talk berating and degrading Jimmy behind his back, Galloway is one of the very few people who actually speaks well of him (although such quote is never or very rarely heard due to the extremely specific conditions that make him speak it, it's still in his files):
      Galloway: I don't care what they say about young Hopkins, I think he has a heart of gold.
    • If you do his English class but fail, he will instead cheer you up and not to feel sad for the failure, because at least James tried.
(This somewhat reminds of Theodore Roosevelt's "Man in the Arena" speech)
Galloway: Oh don't worry, James, failure is just a natural consequence of trying.
  • Although Played for Laughs, the fact that Kirby and Trent were going to go on a date with each other in the mission "Movie Tickets" is genuinely adorable, especially since they were holding hands and everything.


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