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  • The ending, of course with The Bride united with her daughter at last.
    • The credits, even:
    Uma Thurman
    Beatrix Kiddo
    AKA The Bride
    AKA Black Mamba
    AKA Mommy
    • The Bride's reaction to finding out her daughter is alive is a major one too. "Overjoyed" is putting it mildly.
    • "The Lioness Has Rejoined Her Cub. All is well in the jungle."
  • BB recounts asking her father (Bill) how her mother would know what she looks like because Beatrix has been in a coma before BB was born. Bill's answer was that "Mommy is dreaming about you", which Beatrix herself says is true while crying Tears of Joy.
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  • This exchange, after The Bride performs the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique on Bill:
    Bill: Pai Mei taught you... the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique?
    The Bride: (tearfully) 'Course he did.
    Bill: Why didn't you tell me?
    The Bride: I don't know... because I'm a bad person.
    Bill: (tenderly) No. You're not a bad person. You're a terrific person. You're my favorite person. But every once in a while, you can be a real cunt.
    (The Bride laughs and brushes away a tear)
    Bill (wipes blood from his mouth and sits up straighter) How do I look?
    The Bride: You look ready.
    (Bill stands up, takes six solemn steps, slowly falls to his knees and slumps over on the ground)
  • The inscription on Budd's sword: "To My Brother Budd, The Only Man I Ever Loved - Bill"
    • Budd has two moments in this film which show that, even though he acts tough and indifferent to his big brother Bill, he still loved him. The first example being the sword that Bill gave him as a present; we see that he kept it all along, he just lied to Bill to make him cringe over the thought of hawking a priceless Hattori Hanzo sword for a mere $250. The second example is shown when he's about to bury the Bride alive via Texas Funeral. He didn't smirk, he didn't make any smartass remark, he just looked at her solemnly and said...
      "This is for breaking my brother's heart."
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    • That just says it all. Budd could have said anything he wanted, and he thought of his brother first. Budd, you old softie.
    • For Bill's part, he traveled all the way out to Budd to personally warn him about the Bride's imminent attack, and to offer his help. He also made a final plea to bury the hatchet with Budd and repair their damaged relationship. You can imagine how distraught Bill was when Elle told him of his brother's demise.
  • "Oh, and for the record, letting someone think that someone they love is dead when they're not is quite cruel."
  • When O-Ren asks The Bride for forgiveness for having ridiculed her swordsmanship. Forgiveness The Bride grants, before they resume their duel to the death.
    • All in Japanese:
    O-Ren: For ridiculing you earlier, I apologize.
    The Bride: Accepted.
    [Long pause while both catch their breath]
    The Bride: Ready?
    O-Ren: Come on.
    • And the implication that O-Ren's apologizing for a lot more than that... viewers can see that O-Ren and The Bride have a good camaraderie together back during the DVAS enough for the latter to kill O-Ren first.
    • This is further evinced by their little exchange invoking the "Trix" cereal tagline, a little private joke the two shared based on The Bride's yet to be revealed real name.
  • During the Bride's training montage flashback, she's trying to eat with broken hands, and drops her chopsticks to use her hands. Pai Mei throws her food away in punishment - but then pushes his own meal across the table for her to eat. Pai Mei may be a cruel and relentless master, but he still cares.
    • Which makes the later revelation that the Bride was his best and most favored student nothing but touching.
      • And years after he taught her how to respect and have faith in herself, The Bride's first thought as she is about to extricate herself from her earthbound prison with his teachings?
    Okay, Pai I come.
    • In his own way, you can see Pai Mei developing a quiet respect for the Bride. He stands behind her rather than hitting her on the head as she practices breaking wood, and goes as far as nodding in approval. Considering that this is someone who rips people's eyes out at the slightest provocation that's an astonishing gesture from him.
    • Her response to finding out Elle Driver killed Pai Mei was to rip out her other eye and leave her alone in a caravan in the middle of nowhere.
    • Adding further credence to the above, we see Pai Mei's reserved yet sincere approval of the Bride's determination and progress, showcased with the slightest of smiles and a stroke of his beard. This Caucasian, American, Japanese speaking woman impressed the hell out of him with her perseverance through his regimen and bullshit, and he rewarded her greatly.
  • Minor one, but when the Bride calls out O-Ren after the crowd exits the bar, O-Ren at least has the decency to tell their server (whom her gang had been playfully picking on earlier) to leave, knowing full well he could die in the crossfire if he stayed.
  • Karen Kim, upon learning that Beatrix actually is pregnant and willing to do anything to protect her unborn child, deciding to back off and offering her sincere congrats.
  • There's a minor one with Hattori Hanzo and his employee, Shiro. Shiro is lazy and rude; he posseses the very kind of personality that is detrimental to a restaurant or other similar business, making one wonder why Hattori keeps him around. Then, we learn that Shiro was once Hattori's assistant back when he still made katanas, which means that Hattori kept his old friend around for 28 years for old times' sake.

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