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  • Suuure it's in character.
    Padmé/Jim: That is to say...
    Anakin/Annie: Yes, Padmé?
    Padmé/Jim: I... love you. Anakin.
    Padmé/Jim: In character, that is.
  • The wedding scene from Episode II.
    "Yes, Jim?"
    "Do you...want to go see a movie tomorrow night?"
    "Sure. I'd like that."
  • Then after their (apparent) breakup, Jim's explanation. Then they kiss in front of everyone else, to the disgust of Sally. Pete is eating popcorn, in the meantime.
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  • A GM who cares about his players. "Look at Jim's face. Do you want to take that away from him?"
  • When Ben's little sister Sally is introduced, one might expect the other players to have little patience with her. It turns out, the GM and especially Jim are supportive and encouraging of her input in the game.
  • This exchange between Pete and Sally. With Pete being so obviously against girls playing Role Playing Games, seeing him instantly accept Sally as a fellow gamer is incredibly sweet.
    • Which brings to mind this page, where Pete ranks Sally in his top 40% of people to come up with a battle plan. Although he's still counting her as second best to himself, it's still a huge compliment coming from Pete.
  • Though thwarted by Sally's perpetually changing Fleeting Passionate Hobbies, it's rather sweet when Pete gives her a copy of Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince for no other reason than to be nice. It's one of the rare moments where you see Pete is a little deeper than expected.
  • Jim becoming such a good roleplayer that Annie actually has to ask him to stop roleplaying for a moment (since at that moment, her character is killing his character) so she can tell him how much she loves him for it.
    Annie/Anakin: Jim, can I just say something?
    Jim/Padmé: It's too late... <gasp> Save our baby... You— <cough> Love must conquer death this day...
    Annie/Anakin: Jim?
    Jim/Padmé: Oh wait, right. What?
    Annie/Anakin: Jim, that was... the most beautiful thing you've ever done for me. I totally love you.
  • At the end of Episode III, after delivering young Luke to Lar and Beru...
    Ben/Obi-Wan: I have a good feeling about this
    • Subverted, though, with all the Dramatic Irony mixed in with the new hope.
  • At the crux of Revelation of the Sith, the entire party seems to be supporting Anakin's new regime, with only Obi-Wan standing against it. And then he gets an ally in the form of Yoda, played by his sister. There's just something touching about the two siblings standing together, especially given they spent most of the episode arguing with each other.
    • In addition, it makes Ben the one who stands up for what he believes in and is still fighting the good fight. That's pretty heartwarming and awesome.
    Pete: Well. I'm impressed.
    Ben: I didn't think they would be the sorts of things to impress you.
  • Of course I'll go with you.
  • The strip right after the one immediately above has Sally and Annie having a touching moment after the former learns that the latter's dad had passed away.
  • On a meta-level, the authors' commentary to strip 1153 (warning: HUGE spoiler). They really understand what it means to be touched by a work of fiction, and want to create that in their readers.
  • Not only was the reveal of Pete's subtle subplot in 1182 a Moment of Awesome, the GM seems genuinely proud of the fact that he was actually roleplaying.
  • In 1220, the GM tells Jim to make an absurdly high stake roll that will either defrost Han or kill him. Pete offers one of his special die to Jim to improve his chances, but that's impossible because Jim is playing from another country (he Skyped in to play). Jim then gave Pete the permission to make the roll for him, which according to the blurb is something that very few actual players would allow.note 
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  • When the regular GM apologises for Pete's behaviour as temporary GM, Jim stoutly defends Pete (who has stayed away for this session as he realizes everyone now hates him). Jim, who was the one person Pete was working hardest at humiliating, describes the previous session as having been full of 'conflict and resolution'. Which is absolutely true, but it wasn't in-game conflict and resolution; it was a way for Pete to show how he felt about the way Jim had treated him in another game, get Jim to apologize, and make it clear that a decent gamer (even an out-and-out Munchkin like Pete) never deserts his companions.
  • Page 1507 has Han and Princess getting engaged. And reveals Jim and Annie already are.
  • Page 1519 has The Rant not only expressing their gratitude for their followers, but also the impact on the millions who read this webcomic, and a personal thanks to George Lucas for creating Star Wars in the first place.
  • For the players, this game initiated some of the most meaningful events in their lives. Jim and Annie met through the game, and as of the current (Rogue One) story arc, are three days from getting married. Through the game, Sally called out Ben on going into medicine because their dad wanted it, and he got his life together. Sally went from "That kid I have to babysit," to having True Companions. Sally went from someone who was flightier than a flock of pidgeons to a burgeoning political activist. And Corey gained a hobby and good friends. It goes to show how much a simple role playing game can change people.
  • Page 1750: With a lovely speech from Jim, he and Annie are finally married on a beach. When Jim says he wrote his own vow, you (and Pete) are expecting a train wreck of Cringe Comedy. But he gives a moving, heartfelt speech that once more showcases his Hidden Depths, and brilliantly works not only for Jim's personality and his and Annie's relationship, but for the overall story and theme of Rogue One and the comics' spin on it.

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