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  • One early episode features the ninja trying to solve a riddle about the best way to defeat your enemy. The answer?
    Sensei Wu: (smiling down at a peacefully sleeping Lloyd) Make him your friend.
  • As of "Tick Tock", it turns out Zane is a Ridiculously Human Robot. For the other three, this doesn't make a lick of difference.
    • From the same episode, Zane's creator having a tearful goodbye with him as the old man is about to die, then wiping Zane's memories so he won't have to experience loss. Also a HUUUGE Tear Jerker.
    • Really, the whole scene of Zane flips his memory switch and accesses his memories of Dr. Julien. The care and concern his creator had for him is obvious and very moving.
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  • The entire episode "Once Bitten Twice Shy" is this. Jay tries to impress Nya on their first date together, believing she would fall for him if he was cooler. However, Nya reassures him at the end of the episode that she likes him just the way he is.
  • Cole earning his father's acceptance of being a ninja rather than a dancer, then his father hanging up a picture of the Ninja claiming that it's better than a trophy.
  • The ending to "Home". After spending most of the episode wondering where his family is, the rest of the Ninjas fully accept Zane as their brother, and Zane tells Sensei Wu that he considers them his family.
  • Jay's parents offering to help the Ninja win the race they are all in because they heard why the boys were participating (they wanted to save a friend's dojo).
    • Jay later taking a piece of his parents' racer with him (after theirs gets totaled) saying that at least some of their car will cross the finish line.
  • Zane meeting his father again in "The Last Voyage", who was previously thought to have died.
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  • Misako and Garmadon's first meeting in years in "The Last Hope," where it's apparent he still has feelings for her.
  • Garmadon turning good again at the end of "Rise of the Spinjitzu Master", with Lloyd, Sensei Wu, and Misako running to greet him, making their family whole again.
  • Kai, despite having been insanely annoyed about Lloyd's presence and determined to unlock his true potential, chooses to rescue Lloyd when forced into a choice between retrieving a powerful weapon or saving Lloyd (unlocking his potential in the process) and afterwords, taking a position of Lloyd's mentor and protector, something that Kai never wavers in ever again.
  • Zane reactivating P.I.X.A.L. by giving her half of his power core. Jay's mother certainly thinks it's heartwarming.
    • Basically every time the two of them are together in this season will make your heart all warm and fuzzy. Zane is overjoyed to find another nindroid that he can relate to, while P.I.X.A.L. gradually shows human traits while being around him.
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  • Skales and the other Serpentine starting families while being imprisoned. Heck, Skales even had a son!
  • Lloyd and his father growing closer over their exile during most of season 3.
  • Garmadon breaking his vow of peace because Pythor and the Overlord kidnapped his son.
  • Wu being freed from the Overlord's Mind Control and saving his brother..
  • Four words:
    Zane (to P.I.X.A.L.): Are we... compatible now?
  • Jay and Cole finally ending their feud in "Versus".
  • Cole seeing Zane in the prison cell, and his voice brimming with joy at reuniting with his friend.
    • Karlof covering for Cole just so he could see Zane. In fact, Cole and Karlof's interactions are just heartwarming in general.
  • At the end of "The Day of the Dragon", once all the competitors are freed they're all more than happy to unite with the ninja in stopping Chen.
  • In "The Corridor of Elders", when all of the people of Ninjago, human and Serpentine, stand together against Chen's Anacondrai army. Doubles as a Moment of Awesome.
    • After the exiled Anacondrai return and defeat Chen and his army, they thank Lloyd for freeing them and giving them the chance to regain their honor. Garmadon's sacrifice is also recognised when a statue of him is carved into the Corridor Of Elders.
    • Pythor of all people is given forgiveness and a second chance to redeem himself by the Anacondrai generals.
  • "Winds of Change": Kai refuses to leave without Lloyd, and when Morro asks why, Kai claims he's made a promise to keep Lloyd safe, no matter what. Kai even managed to get through to Lloyd and might've actually rescued him, if not for the others dragging him away.
  • Nothing really changes when Cole becomes a ghost. Despite being technically dead, the other characters treat him as if he was still alive. They even embrace the idea of Cole being a ghost and accept it as a boost in skill.
    • When Cole first became a ghost, Nya comforted him and helped him cope with the fact that he had become a ghost. She even gives him a heartwarming hug.
    • When having to cross the water to get out of prison in Episode 58, Kai hoists up Cole so he wouldn't touch the water, which upon touching could kill him since water is a ghost's only weakness.
  • "Infamous": The Ninja stop by to make a kid an 'honorary Ninja' as a part of make a wish foundation. In turn, the kid helps them get to the rooftop so they could head for Stixx to stop Clouse.
  • "The Way Back": Jay and Nya finally get back together. Complete with a Big Damn Kiss.
  • "Day of the Departed"
    • While the other revived villains go to fight the Ninja, Morro goes to get Wu to tell him and the Ninja what's going on. Morro then peaceful goes back to being dead with a smile on his face.
    • Cole finally returning to normal after being a ghost for so long.
    • Cole trying to save Sensei Yang, he fails but only because Yang pulled a Heel–Face Turn and gave up his chance so he could save Cole.
  • The Season 9 trailer has many of these
    • The Elemental Masters are back, probably due to the ninja being presumed dead to help Lloyd fight against the resurrected Garmadon.
    • The 4 Ninja (Kai, Jay, Cole and Zane) are fighting their own fight in the Realm of Oni and Dragons against the "Dragon Hunters" an evil faction that has enslaved the dragons native to the realm, just the thought of the ninja helping such majestic creatures is heart-warming enough, the fact that Wu has aged into a kid, and therefore will take an active role in this season just adds even more layers of d'aww, because it's essentially Wu helping his people escape an oppressive rule.
    • In spite of losing his powers, Lloyd fights on, even when he gets beaten down while training his remaining friends (Nya, Misako, Dareth and PIXAL) cheer him up afterwards.
  • Mistake, despite being an Oni, came to genuinely love Ninjago.


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