- The scene where Bowen and Draco sit by the campfire without trying to kill each other. Even more so in the novelization as Draco awakes to see Bowen dozing against his curled-up body, thinking to himself that Bowen must be cold. After which, Bowen gives Draco his new name, with Draco touched by the gesture.
- The scene in the novelization (which doesn't have any movie corresponding scene) where Bowen confesses his love for Kara. She protests that she's unworthy, having been raped by Einon and therefore "stained" with "soiled innocence." He vows to kill Einon for her and kneels to kiss her hand.
- The scene after Bowen's faith in the Old Code is restored, and a smiling Draco quietly walks over and shields Bowen from the rain; such a beautiful image and a powerful show of their friendship. Bowen reaches out to Draco atop King Arthur's monolith in the novelization, and Draco wraps his wings around Bowen. It was a scene that was storyboarded for the movie but cut due to the expense.
- Draco and Bowen are watching over the villagers they've trained to fight against Einon, and Draco comments that he finally has everything he's ever needed. In the novelization, Draco has Bowen climb on his back. While flying around the rebel camp, Draco tells Bowen the age of dragons is over and that it's now up to humans to shape the world. Which only makes the ending all the more gut-wrenching.
- Draco sacrifices himself for Einon to die and earns his place in the Dragons' Heaven, his namesake constellation. Doubles as a tearjerker.
- The scene after Draco performs the Dragonheart ritual and saves Einon, Bowen apologises for doubting him and offers his services to the dragon whenever they should be needed, only for Draco to ask Bowen to simply remind Einon of his oath.
Heartwarming / Dragonheart