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Book

  • Edmund, who had previously been Lucy's worst critic, is the only one who believes her when she says she has seen Aslan.
    • He's just as quick to express his faith in Peter when Caspian worries, during Peter's duel with Miraz, that Peter will allow the Telmarines' jeering to goad him into acting recklessly: "Not he. You don't know him."
    • Similarly, Peter doesn't hesitate before Edmund offers to take Trumpkin in a duel, showing he has just as much faith in his brother.
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  • Reepicheep's people revealing just how devoted they are to their leader, and then Aslan paying back not just the mice's loyalty, but the seemingly innocuous kindness of them chewing off his bonds at the Stone Table centuries ago (which is when they became Talking Mice, according to the book) by restoring Reepicheep's "honor." Peepiceek, a Mauve Shirt in Reepicheep's team of - uh - mouse commandos, gets his only line in the books here:
    "May it please your High Majesty, we are all waiting to cut off our own tails if our Chief must go without his. We will not bear the shame of wearing an honour which is denied to the High Mouse."
  • After a very tiring two-day trek across the wilderness, a lot of stress, and several arguments over whether or not Lucy really saw Aslan, the Pevensies finally meet him at Aslan's How. Peter goes down on one knee before him, takes his paw in both hands, and brings it to his face, and apologizes to Aslan for not having led them all better.
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  • Aslan at the Bridge (formerly the Ford) of the Beruna River:
    Before they had begun to cross [the bridge], however, up out of the water came a great wet, bearded head, larger than a man's, crowned with rushes. It looked at Aslan and out of its mouth a deep voice came.
    "Hail, Lord," it said. "Loose my chains."
    "Who on earth is that?" whispered Susan.
    "I think it's the river-god," said Lucy.
    "Bacchus," said Aslan. "Deliver him from his chains."
  • Aslan healing a woman on her deathbed, who turns out to be Caspian's childhood nurse.

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Film

  • The Pevensie children quickly learn that not all Minotaurs are servants of evil. Becomes a plotpoint later when one sacrifices himself to save the heroes' army.
  • Lucy comforting Peter after the failed raid on Miraz's castle. It's quite heartwarming indeed to hear Peter, the High King of all Narnia, ask for advice and reassurance from none other than his little sister, who has clearly retained all her wisdom from her years as one of Narnia's monarchs.
  • Edmund's introduction to the film: Peter's in a fight, is horribly outnumbered, and losing badly. Edmund then appears and, without question, leaps in to defend his brother. Afterwards, when Peter's obvious jerkishness is established, you realize Edmund knew he'd get no thanks for helping but rushed in anyway. It's a complete turnaround from his attitude in the first film and immediately shows his loyalty to his brother.
  • Peter handing over his sword to Caspian and finally acknowledging him as their successor as King of Narnia.
  • This troper couldn't help but smile at the scene where Trumpkin is going to duel Peter, then Peter says, "Not me. Him." The fact that he knows Edmund will be both willing and able to take the challenge without even consulting him says a lot about how close they are.
  • Even though it turns sideways almost immediately, it's quite heartwarming that the minute Lucy sees a bear wandering along their stretch of beach, she goes to befriend it at once.
    • Even more heartwarming is Trumpkin, who up until then has been portrayed as merely tolerating their presence, panicking upon seeing this and telling her to stay put. He's also the one to shoot it down when the bear almost attacks Lucy.
    • Her siblings come a close second. Peter, Susan, and Edmund may bicker like there's no tomorrow, but as soon as they see their little sister in danger, they come together at once to protect her.
  • In the hall of murals, there are paintings of the Pevensies ... and then there's one of a faun, carrying an umbrella, standing next to a lamppost. The Narnians probably knew that without Mr Tumnus's Heel–Face Turn, there would certainly be no Queen Lucy to return to her siblings and bring them back just in time to save the entire kingdom from the White Witch's curse.
    • Bonus points when Mr Tumnus' lullaby from the first film plays in the background as the camera focuses on his painting.
  • When Lucy finally finds Aslan, she runs to him at once and hugs him so hard, the both of them topple to the forest floor, laughing the whole time.
  • During the scene where the Pevensies have to say goodbye to everyone, Lucy and Trumpkin bow quite formally to one another. Afterwards, Lucy - who is quite clearly teary-eyed - practically throws herself at him and gives him a big bear hug that the old dwarf returns wholeheartedly.
  • Although a Tearjerker as well, Caspian and Susan sharing their first - and last - kiss. You can tell the two are very much enamored with each other, but instead of moping about not having more time together, they accept the way things have to be quite graciously, and give each other fond smiles.
  • It's a quick blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, but afterwards, Susan takes Lucy's hand as a sign that she's ready to go home, and Lucy immediately squeezes and rubs her elder sister's hand.

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