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  • The moment when Setzer, following a reflection on his relationship with Darill and her disappearance, boards Darill's airship with Celes and the Figaro brothers in tow, kicking off "Searching for Friends" as the new overworld theme, giving a much needed reprieve to the despair resulting from Kefka's destruction from the world.
  • The scene in Mobliz where Terra finally rejoins the party. Turns out the orphans don't care if Terra is an Esper or a monster. She's still their Mama. And then there is Terra's cry of "I know what it means to love!"
    • Which segues nicely into a Moment of Awesome where she single-handedly does what your entire team could not (which is at least two others).
  • After Celes attempts suicide in the World of Ruin, she washes up on the beach and sees a pigeon. She tells the pigeon to leave her alone because she's already lost all hope. Then she notices a blue bandanna wrapped around the pigeon's wound and asks the pigeon if the person who wrapped its wound is still alive. Then Celes realizes that Locke is still alive and that becomes motivation enough for Celes to leave Solitary Island, find her friends, and stop Kefka.
    • This is even more heartwarming if you remember her line ("I'm not some love-starved twit!") from earlier in the game right after she joins your party, and realize how much she's defrosted since that point.
  • Locke and Celes shared ending. Locke's greatest failure was not being able to save Rachel when the bridge collapsed or when the Empire attacked Kohlingen and killed her. Cue The Dulcinea Effect. As the party escapes from Kefka's tower, Celes drops her bandanna and runs back for it. The floor begins to collapse and Celes hangs on the edge. Locke hurries to her and manages to save the woman he loves for his My Greatest Second Chance.
    • Made even sweeter by the event with Rachel before that. Once Locke resurrects her, of all the things she could have said, she calms him down by letting him know that she never regretted what she had done and that she had always loved him. And then, fully aware that she will disappear, she sets him free to find someone else to love and protect.
  • When Edgar and Sabin are reunited.
    • Especially at the end of the scene in Figaro Castle when you take them both there, and you learn just how much Edgar loves his younger brother: literally throwing away his own chance at freedom by rigging a coin toss against himself, taking on the entirety of the burden neither of them wanted to bear and giving Sabin the freedom to choose his own path in life. At the end of their conversation, they proceed to make a toast together. "To Figaro!"
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    • Their shared ending is also this. When they escape from Kefka's Tower, Sabin manages to save Edgar from being crushed by a falling girder. When doing do, they never miss a beat commenting on how much they love each other.
    • Their portrait together shows a picture of a two-headed coin with Edgar on one side, and Sabin on another, hence they're "two halves of the same coin."
  • It is impossible not to shed at least one sentimental tear during the song Celes sings in the opera scene... or any time that song is reprised, really.
    • It's almost hard NOT to. It's HER theme tune.
  • Watching Cyan interact with his family in the Wrexsoul. You see how much he really did love his wife and kid. They even come back from beyond the grave to help him move on... this is on top of how he masqueraded as an enemy soldier for at least a year to keep a girl's heart from breaking.
    • Goes straight to heartwarmingly-awesome immediately afterwards: with the loving spirits of his family at his side in the form of the Masamune and his own spirit clear of all doubt, Cyan instantly unlocks all of his Bushidos. One of which instantly slays any and all enemies. At this point he is, as Japanese culture put it, ikkitousen: one swordsman to match a thousand, or, put more simply, a warrior without equal.
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  • Strago and Relm reuniting is equal parts heartwarming and funny.
  • In the minor sidequest where you take Gau to meet his father (who is clearly insane), his father can't remember Gau at all, but mentions a dream about a demon baby he had once, Sabin, realizing the "demon baby" is Gau, gets naturally mad at tries to attack Gau's father... only to have Gau standing in front of his father, it didn't matter to him if his father didn't remember him at all, he was just happy to know he was alive...
    "Fa-ther alive... Gau happy..."
    • Even sweeter is the way the whole party, even the normally-aloof Setzer, pitches in to try and make Gau presentable.
  • The story behind Maduin and Madeline. Two entirely different species, yet they fell in love, overcame racism and boundaries and ended up happily living together and even getting a child.
  • While also a Tear Jerker, it is quite sweet to see the Espers gladly giving up their bodies to help Terra. Not only can they finally rest, they can also help out the lost child that needs their support and they happily die for her sake.
  • A minor moment - the king of Doma, with his pained dying breath, manages to tell Cyan to forget about him and go check on his family instead.
  • A subtle one, but all the way a the beginning, the "Old Man" gets one in his conversation with Locke. When asking Locke to take Terra, the beginning of his reasoning at first sounds like he's a coward that hopes, bringing her away will stop the Empire from coming to Narshe. But then he reveals that he feels genuine pity for the poor girl that was forced to work for the Empire and has nowhere to go to.
  • Celes finding Sabin in the World of Ruin. After finding Locke's bandana after her failed suicide attempt, Celes ventures out into the World of Ruin, unsure, but desperately hoping to find her friends. To her joy, she finds Sabin helping some people in a nearby town, holding up an entire collapsing mansion by himself as he asks Celes to help the people inside. After saving everyone, Sabin renews her hope completely and offers to be the first to join her in her goal of stopping Kefka.
    Celes: Sabin!! You're alive!!
    Sabin: (laughing) But of course! You think a minor thing like the end of the world was gonna do me in?
    Celes: I thought everyone was gone. I had given up all hope. But... fortunately I was wrong! Now I know they're all alive! We need to find everyone! Then...
    Sabin: I know, I know. We smash Kefka, and deliver peace unto the world.


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