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Heartwarming / Fearless (2006)

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  • The end of Huo Yuanjia's match against Hercules O'Brien. This raging 'roid-monster, who has up until then acted like a troll on a rampage and mocked everything Chinese stands up, bows respectfully in the Chinese style, acknowledges Huo Yuanjia's victory and leads the cheering crowd.
  • Huo and Tanaka's friendly meeting at the tea table. After having seen only arrogant fighters and violent people through the film to that point, you can realize how different are them from the rest and how perceivably similar are their natures as martial artists. Each one looks almost like a child who has just met the first kid with his same interests.
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  • Even MORE heartwarming than indicated. Realizing that Huo is not fit to fight, Tanaka tries (once again) to talk Huo out of fighting (earlier, it was due to Huo having to fight FOUR MASTERS in one night, which struck Tanaka as unfair). Huo finds an opening, even in his weakened state, and strikes with the same attack that he used to kill Qin. The One Hit Kill move, that would easily win the match at the cost of Tanaka's life. In a moment similar to his father's loss at the beginning of the movie, Huo pulls back from completing the strike then collapses. But whereas his father's opponent had ignored this near-death experience and knocked Huo's dad out of the ring, Tanaka realizes what happened and honorably admits his defeat.
  • And during the first round: when both fighters are forced to switch weapons in the middle of the duel, it's clear that while Huo is still able to wield Tanaka's weapon competently, Tanaka is at a distinct disadvantage using Huo's weapon. Both fighters pause and swap back and show respect.
  • At the very end, when Tanaka realizes that Yuanjia has been poisoned, he immediately stops fighting, declares Yuanjia the victor, and leads the crowd in cheering his name. Yuanjia dies a moment later, surrounded by the crowd while they shout his name as a victory cry. Doubles as a Moment of Awesome.
    • How Huo atones for his mistakes after he arrives back home. He apologizes and pays his respects to Master Qin, apologizes to his friend Jinsung, and in the Director's Cut. [[Huo makes up with his childhood rival, who is eking out a living as a streetside butcher and invites him to help build the Jinwu Federation.]]


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