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  • At the end of the eighth stage, Vincent swears an oath to Katherine to be faithful again and to never leave her, even jumping down from the doorway to safety to save her.
    • Even better, if you get the True Katherine ending, Vincent asks Katherine to come back to him after the earlier breakup, and at the same time proposes to her, saying he is nothing without her. Katherine accepts, and it skips to a few months to their wedding in the Stray Sheep. Orlando gets back with his wife, Toby seems to be weirded out that Erica was once known as Eric but Erica herself seems highly optimistic that he'll get over it and that there might be more on the horizon for them, Jonny decides to start looking for a soulmate, and everyone else is happy. The ending ends with Vincent and Katherine sharing a kiss and telling each other they love each other.
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  • The moment you can finally text four simple words to Katherine if you're going down that route is simple, but poignant. "I love you, Katherine."
  • In the dream sequence, immediately after Katherine accidentally "kills" Catherine with a knife, and is on the verge of freaking out, it's oddly sweet seeing Vincent trying to comfort her. Sure, he does slap her to calm her down, but the very fact that Vincent is mostly concerned about keeping Katherine calm, and handling the situation for her when she's clearly not in a right state of mind to deal with this on her own. Even just the gentle way he puts her glasses on her and tells her to go home and leave the rest to him. A dark moment, but a strangely nice one when you see just how much Vincent cares for her that he's willing to try covering up a death that she was involved with so she didn't have to.
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  • In the Bad Katherine ending, there's a good one as well. After all the trouble he goes through, Katherine rebuffs Vincent. Immediately afterwards, Vincent collapses into unconsciousness, not having slept for a week. After trying to cheer him up and then making fun of him for sleeping, Johnny and Orlando take their seats next to him and watch over him as he sleeps.
  • On the morning of Day 2, Vincent recalls when he first meets Catherine at the bar. While the scene is mostly played for...something else, when Catherine says, "You're so kind" to Vincent and then kisses him, well...before that, Vincent Adorkablely looks away. The soft, romantic music makes the scene even better.
  • Though it was largely played for laughs, in the Good Catherine ending, her coquettish admission of attraction to Vincent (and love in the post-credits scene) is actually rather sweet, especially considering that her nature would probably make serious affection difficult.
    • The sweet little hug they share after Vincent asks Catherine to marry him. D'awww...
  • The conversations that you have with the people you save on the last day are pretty warm and fuzzy: Justin remembers when he used to write how much he enjoyed it, and decides to write about the nightmares to save other people, after thanking you for helping him, saying that he would be dead if it wasn't for you. Daniel and Anna get back together and decide to run away with each other, Daniel deciding that all of his power and money is meaningless without her. Morgan still goes after the man who killed his wife, but to make him atone instead of killing him, and gives up drinking. Archie manages to move on from his trauma caused by his mom, and decides to start a normal family, while Todd stops being a womanizing Jerkass and goes back to his wife, not wanting to end up like his abusive dad. Abul decides to travel the world, while Roderick starts singing again. More prominent if you get them all in the same playthrough.
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  • The Neutral/Freedom ending, particularly the True version. Vincent decides to choose neither girl, realizing that he's just not ready for commitment. He hangs out with his buddies, bets on a wrestling match, and wins, and one of the final cutscenes shows him pursuing his dream of space travel. His joyful smile and contentment seals it.
  • Todd and Archie's conversations in and out of the nightmare are heartwarming if you talk to them. At one point in the nightmare, Archie talks about his problems with his mother and women to Vincent with Todd nearby. Todd says "You Idiot! Why didn't you tell me sooner? I could've helped you." The way Todd cares about Archie is heartwarming. Then in the real world, when Archie confesses to sleeping with Todd's wife, Todd automatically forgives him without any hesitation. It's all especially nice when you consider what kinds of backgrounds they came from - Todd is introduced telling Archie that he needs to "become a better man", which is something it's easy to imagine Todd was told by his severely abusive father, but that he doesn't say to Archie with anything less than an encouraging, "stick up for yourself!" slant, and seems to treat Archie in a way that someone might ideally treat a son or younger brother; meanwhile, Archie makes it clear he has bonding and trust issues with regards to women that it wouldn't be a stretch to assume extends in some way to authority figures based on his... really, really bad relationship with his mother, and yet he ultimately mends any could-be cause for issue with Todd and seems to accept and appreciate his attempts at emotional and lifestyle support]].
  • Hearing the random sheep talk to Vincent about how he inspires them to keep climbing and how he's helping others and cheering them on rather than being self-centered is rather heartwarming.
  • Catherine's father gets one in the good and true ending when he tells Catherine that she promised to play video games with him that night. Even though he is/was the Plenopotentiary of the underworld, he still loves his little girl very much.
  • When the end credits theme music finishes off by transitioning to Ode to Joy, played over goofy and/or indeed joyful snapshots of the life Vincent's got ahead of him. A very fine last hurrah for a playthrough.
  • Erica has been highly praised in the real-life LGBT community for being a positively portrayed transwoman. However at the same time, she isn't a stranger to controversy.
  • While we don't know much about Rin's character at the moment, trailers have her being by far the most supportive and kind of the love interests. It also says a lot when Vincent, who has been struggling between Catherine - a bold and dangerous woman - and Katherine - the love of his life since high school but very controlling - outright says he might love Rin. The scenes between them definitely showcase her as being the more healthy of the three "-atherines."
    • The trailers weren't lying this time; nearly everything involving Rin's storyline counts. After their Crash-Into Hello which has Rin running away from his angelic big brother due to suffering amnesia, and Vincent protecting him, Vincent helps Rin get a job as the pianist at The Stray Sheep and a place to live. Rin isn't very good at first and is pretty awkward, but the sweetness and positivity more than make up for it. Everyone is generally kind and supportive, especially Erica. This is goes even further if you go the romance route, which turns out to be a Gay Option; Rin is from an Angelic Aliens species whose human form is that of an androgynous male. Vincent predictably makes a few mistakes along the way, the worst of which is when he panics and slaps Rin's hand away after the Unsettling Gender Reveal. To his credit, Vincent immediately realizes what a stupid mistake that was; he tries to make amends quickly, and the worry and remorse he shows is genuine. That genuineness ends up being the deciding factor; When he's with Rin, he can be himself. Rin loves Vincent unconditionally, doesn't bow to the pressures of societal expectations, and unlike the other women, doesn't try to manipulate him or have their own agenda. What makes this especially heartwarming is that everyone aside from Catherine are totally on board with this even after Vincent inadvertently outs Rin's gender and his own bisexuality. Jonny angrily punches him for ditching Katherine, but accepts it when Vincent assures him he'll find a way to take responsibility for her pregnancy. Orlando is incredulous at first, but just sits back, sighs, and decides to roll with it. Erica is by far their biggest Shipper on Deck for obvious reasons, and is eager to see how things will turn out between them. Even Katherine takes it in stride when she breaks up with Vincent. When she finds out about Rin's gender, she's surprised at first, and then says, "They must really be something special. Hah, I didn't stand a chance, huh?" and leaves with a smile on her face. In a game full of pettiness and relationship drama, that's one of the most mature, open-minded decisions.
    • This is taken even further in the finale, when Vincent goes full-blown Determinator once Rin gets kidnapped and Vincent is forced to complete Mutton's final gauntlet to save him. Not only does he reunite with Rin and proclaim his love, but he serves Mutton an awesome, heartfelt Kirk Summation when he starts ranting about Vincent and Rin's relationship. It's a great moment that demonstrates Vincent's character growth, and also serves as a Take That! to homophobic views in general.
    • Vincent's love for Rin is taken to its absolute zenith in the finale, when it's revealed that Rin is actually an alien angel in human form, and his archangel brother is livid that he's fallen for some mere human. He demands Rin come back to space, but is denied. Furious at such an affront, Rin's brother forces Vincent into one final gauntlet, with Rin's life on Earth and the extinction of the human race at stake. Despite not truly comprehending the scale of what's happening, Vincent immediately, confidently takes on the challenge and pulls it off spectacularly, gaining some well-deserved respect and securing Rin's future with him. It's also revealed that Rin's piano playing has the ability to change people's prejudices and bloom new possibilities, which gave Vincent and the other sheep the boost they needed in their climbs. In Rin's True Ending, Vincent and Rin get married and go on a music tour throughout outer space, with the former serving as the latter's producer.
  • The New Catherine Ending in Full Body has a lot of nice moments: When Vincent first meets Catherine in the bar, Catherine seems genuinely remorseful for her role in the nightmares, she outright apologises and admits she never expected to fall for Vincent like she has. Despite who Catherine is, Vincent does not seem to care and still wants to be with her only regretting that they could not have met earlier on in their lives. Catherine takes this opportunity to transport them both back in time to Vincent's high school days but she is now visible to everyone. They then begin dating in this new timeline from high school all the way to getting married several years later. At the wedding, Vincent tells Catherine that the person he is now is because of her, choosing to be with her wasn't a mistake and he'll prove to the world that they are meant to be together with the rest of his life. Finally Vincent and Catherine are shown to have 4 kids in the images after the credits.


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