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  • The Good ending, where Nooj, Gippal and Baralai announce in Luca Stadium their decision to lead Spira together as a single unified group. Instead of making an appearance, Yuna decides it's time for her to return home, where Tidus has been revived, given a real human life, and appears on the shores of Besaid. The Celsius lands there, Yuna jumps out, runs over to Tidus, and they embrace.
    Tidus: Whoa! You've changed!
    Yuna: Well, you've missed a few things!
    Tidus: I want to hear everything!
    Yuna: Well, it all began when I saw this sphere of you...
    • The Perfect ending containing an extra ending scene between Tidus and Yuna in the Zanarkand Ruins, ending with Yuna standing in the exact spot Tidus stood two years beforehand, bringing the story full circle.
  • Shuyin and Lenne's spirits finally reuniting.
  • The whole point of the game: Yuna trying to find Tidus, spurred by hopes that he is still alive somewhere.
    • Unlike XIII-2 and the sequels to VII, X-2's Spira had a permanent change for the better. It is heartwarming to see that Spira is truly liberated from Sin, in no small part due to Yuna and company's hard work.
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  • In the middle of the Gullwings charging for helping people out in Chapter 3, Djose Temple is being attacked, and although they said they had it under control, it's getting worse and the others are all reluctant to help out. Rikku, knowing Gippal is probably there, snaps "I'll pay you myself!" and orders Brother to fly them there.
  • In Besaid in Chapter 5, Yuna receives a sphere from Chappu made on the day he left. Later on, Wakka names his and Lulu's baby Vidina, which is Al Bhed for 'future.' It shows Wakka is now more confident to be a father, and it's Fridge Brilliance when you realize that this shows just how far he has abandoned his old prejudice and hatred of the Al Bhed.
  • After Wakka names the baby, the Running Gag of him taking forever to come up with a name comes to an end.
    Wakka: Hey. Sorry it took me so long to decide on a name, Lu.
    Lulu: It’s all right. I knew it would be worth the wait. I had faith.
    Wakka: You? Had faith in me?
    Lulu: Wakka, we’re in this together. Whether you see it or not, I really do rely on you.
    Wakka: Guess I’d better not drop the ball, ya?
    Lulu: You won’t.
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  • Paine's Sphere where she, Gippal, Nooj, and Baralai talk about what they'll do once their time in the Crimson Squad is over. It's when you realize that Paine is indeed doing what she said she would for them.
  • The very last scene of the Normal ending, with YRP riding on the deck of the Celsius up into the sky.
  • The band's sweet, upbeat version of "Eternity" that they play in Chapter 5 once you return to Guadosalam.
  • The sculptor on Mount Gagazet, who makes a statue of Yuna to honor her for what she did for Spira and for the Ronso: it has a horn on its head, just the way Yenke promised it would before his and Biran's Heroic Sacrifice.
  • When Yuna learns that the plan in the works to stop the Big Bad involves yet more people sacrificing their lives, she states with heartfelt emotions... that the plan SUCKS, and proceeds to wing it to a new one.
  • Yuna's performance of "1000 Words" at the Thunder Plains, despite the Tear Jerker nature of it showing the flashback of Lenne and Shuyin being gunned down. Best of all, after the concert's over Yuna learns that all the people who witnessed the event have come to realize how stupid they've been with their squabbling, and are ready to make peace with each other.
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    • Personally, this troper thinks the English version is better. Instead of Lenne outright possessing Yuna to sing (like Shuyin would), Yuna sings the song with Lenne in a duet. It showed a subtle difference between Lenne and Shuyin. It also fits perfectly with the idea of a singer. Lenne doesn't use Yuna, they harmonize.
  • While fighting Shuyin and Vegnagun in the Farplane, the souls of Auron, Jecht and Braska cheer on and offer advice to YRP. Even in death, these three are still guarding Yuna and Spira.
  • Dona and Barthello getting back together.
  • After dealing with the fiend problem in Besaid Temple by defeating Dark Aeon Valefor, Yuna declares she has to protect the temple since it's where she became a summoner, and where she and Tidus first met. May double as a tearjerker.
  • Rikku identifying with Shuyin as she understands what it's like to try anything in order to save a loved one, and Yuna telling Rikku she will always be grateful to her cousin for two years ago.
  • Fiend Tales
    • The Behemoth balloon salesman. His fellow Fiends are afraid of him so he can't sell his wares to them. However, the Kinderguardians appear, and don't care that it's a giant Fiend who's selling balloons, they really want to buy them. The other Fiends see this, realize the Behemoth salesman is genuinely trying to make a living, and they decide to buy some as well. The Behemoth was thrilled.
    • The Cactuar who really wants to be a blitzball player just like the guy with the huge sword he met who gave him some pointers. The Cactuar is rather clumsy and starts to despair that he will never become a great player and will never meet his idol again. Only for it to turn out that the player is none other than, Jecht, who is watching over him in spirit and even signs his blitzball! Giving the little Cactuar enough encouragement to keep practicing.
    • The Chocobo, who was once an Ill Girl who dreamed of running and seeing all of Spira. Now as a chocobo she can achieve her dreams and is full of more energy than she ever was. Her parents watch from the distance, saddened by her passing, but believe she is doing fine, all while watching the chocobo run across the Calm Lands.
  • In Last Mission,
    • Can double as a tearjerker. The musical theme, "Wind Crest -The Three Trials-".
    • Seeing Yuna, Rikku, and Paine reunite in Luca Stadium after spending three months apart.
    • Yuna talking about her peaceful life on Besaid with the revived Tidus.
    • The ending where YRP reach the top of Iutycyr Tower and realize they have changed during their time apart. They decide to go their separate ways again and even if they do grow apart, whether or not they ever see each other again, they will always cherish the memories of their time together. Then, unbeknownst to them, the machina at the tower's peak they believe to be broken slowly springs to life behind them as their bond of friendship is renewed. Made more heartwarming with the piano version of "1000 Words" playing in the background.
    • "Kimi e", the Japanese vocal version of "Yuna's Ballad" that plays at the end of Last Mission signifies a heartstring-pulling trip down memory lane of the journey that is Final Fantasy X and X-2.
  • The ending you get if you could get the golden ending, but choose to let Tidus stay dead. You see two monkeys together, watching the Zanarkand ruins - Yuna managed to preserve the ruins where so many people died to bring Spira some hope. At the same time, she's moved on and she'll be okay without Tidus.
    Yuna: This is my story. It'll be a good one.

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