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  • Ledo saying, "Thank you," to Amy at the end of episode three. Deep, considering these are the first words he said in her language (and especially cute how he stumbles over the foreign syllables).
  • The party in episode 5 was apparently Pinion's attempt to cheer Ledo up for not finding a job. It also explains his annoyance at everyone else crashing the party—he just wanted a little, private affair for Ledo and his close-ish friends.
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  • Amy's private dance for Ledo in episode 6. While the one she performed at the feast was fast paced and energetic, this one is both sensual and tender, especially with the music and the "ocean auroras" added into the mix. It all makes it come across as much more personal and intimate.
  • In the latter half of the series, Ledo's struggles with the moral implications of his position and his life show how hard he's working to overcome his own ignorance and an entire life of ingrained obedience in the pursuit of doing the right thing. Highlights include refusing to kill the Hideauze once he learns that they had a close relationship with humanity and attacking his highly respected superior officer to save his friends and their people.
  • In episode 9, despite claiming his reasoning is based purely on logic. It's easy to get the impression that Chamber genuinely thinks Humans Are Special.
    Chamber: If the humans were equipped with strong, versatile bodies like the Hideauze, it would not be necessary to develop the Machine Calibers. My system is the crystallization of the intelligence of the human race. But we are also necessary to offset the fragile human body. Conjecture: Humans are beings that surpass their own limits, develop intellect, and build civilizations. The existence of civilization is what separates humanity from all other primates.
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  • Chamber performing a Heroic Sacrifice and encouraging Ledo to live on.
    Ledo: (as Chamber ejects the cockpit) What are you doing?! Chamber!
    Chamber: I am a Pilot Support Enlightenment System. By helping you achieve results, I fulfill my purpose of existence... All of this sea and sky will surely give you possibilities. Survive. Explore. I expect great things from you.
    Striker: A Pilot Support Enlightenment System does not have the authority to reject a pilot.
    Chamber: He needs no support. There is no more room for enlightenment. Now, after I eliminate the barrier that blocks his path ahead, my mission will be complete.
  • Meguru Kōro, Haruka part one: All the Yunboro pilots appear to rescue Ledo. No One Gets Left Behind, indeed.

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