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Heartwarming / Kamen Rider Ryuki

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  • Kitaoka Shuuichi looked at first like a selfish adult who even refused request from children, in this case it is a girl. When he learn that the girl's mother was hospitalised and her father (killed by a mirror monster), who've kidnapped Shimada to get ransom money for medical fee, he did have a change of heart. He paid for the operation fee to atone for his mistakes.
    • The girl protest Shinji and Ren when they got into a fight with Shuuichi afterwards may count too.
  • One of Kitaoka's first plans in the Rider War was to give Shinji a Heroic BSoD by making him think he killed Zolda. This brings Shinji to the brink of suicide. But Ren helps him by exposing the ruse, despite the fact he says he doesn't care for Shinji. After Kitaoka calls Shinji a fool, Ren says: "He might be a fool, but he may be a better man than you and I."
  • Really, most scenes involving Shiro and Yui qualify for this. But special mention has to go to Episode Final's ending credits. It begins with a young Yui playing alone on the swings until a young Shiro approaches from behind. He calls for her and then the two run to embrace each other.
    • This even gets more heartwarming when you consider that the swings imagery was also heavily used for young Yui in the movie.
  • Combined with Awesome: Shinji shows he's a hero even when he's not a Rider in episode 19: He just finished off a Mirror Monster, but after returning to the shop he entered the Mirrror World from, he finds that back in the real world Ax-Crazy Blood Knight Asakura has held everyone inside hostage. Hearing a girl cry for her mother, he secretly holds a doll to her face from afar to calm her down. Even after he's found out and is given a chance to leave, he still stays inside because the girl was held as leverage. When he leaves, he gets knocked out by tear gas but managed to get the girl out unhurt. They were carried off to an ambulance, their hands still interlocked. This is the only time in the series where our resident Butt-Monkey Idiot Hero gets any respect at all. Sadly, downplayed when not ten minutes later Asakura makes his Rider debut.
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  • Also doubles as funny,the Kamen Rider Ryuki:Ryuki VS Kamen Rider Agito (Kamen Rider Ryuki Hyper Battle video) has a really nice moment where Shinji,Ren,Kitaoka and Asakura (In addition to the real Kamen Rider Agito) fights alongside each other instead of against each other. Knowing the nature of the Rider Wars,it feels relieving to see the 4 of the Ryuki Riders actually being allies (most especially Asakura,who is pleasantly nice in the video and not the usual ruthless killer he's potryaed as). Too bad it turns out to be a dream


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