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Heartwarming / Revenge of the Sith

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  • Padmé telling Anakin she's pregnant. His grin absolutely makes it. The Nostalgia Critic even calls this one of the best moments in the Prequel Trilogy.
  • Anakin refusing to leave Obi Wan behind while on the Separatist Command Ship. Considering how much he and Obi Wan argue, he could have easily decided to leave Obi Wan behind, though he chose to carry him on his shoulders.
    • In the novelization, Palpatine attempts several times to make Anakin fall further to the dark side after killing Dooku. He tells him to leave Obi-Wan there, he plays up his fragile old man act so Anakin will have to drop Obi-Wan to his death to save him, he pushes him to kill Grievous by playing on his desire to become a great war hero (lying that he could make it an order), etc. But each time he does this, not only does Anakin refuse out of his friendship with Obi-Wan, he realizes that he does not like Palpatine at all when he makes these suggestions. Their friendship is so great that it almost allows Anakin to see through Sidious's doting old man act.
  • The moment when Anakin asks Obi-Wan's forgiveness for not being a good student. And Obi-Wan praises him. Also a Tear Jerker - it is their last moment as friends... (in life, anyway.)
    • This moment is even better in the novelization, and doubles as a Tear Jerker, because Anakin somehow senses that in a few days, everything will have changed, and this will be his last chance to say something like this. He sees his master off because he is desperate for his old master not to leave, and because he can feel that he will need his master to show him the way amisdt the confusion. The implication is clear: Obi-Wan and Anakin's bond is so strong that had the Council allowed Obi-Wan to stay on Coruscant, everything would have been fine and Palpatine would have lost.
  • The ending of novel is brilliant. Each of the chapters has Dark Side-ish introductions, but at the end...
    "The dark is generous, and it is patient, and it always wins — but in the heart of its strength lies weakness: one lone candle is enough to hold it back.
    Love is more than a candle.
    Love can ignite the stars."
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  • In another one that doubles as a Tear Jerker and a Call-Forward, Obi-Wan reflecting that he always expected that, when he died, Anakin would be with him.
  • Near the start of the film, Anakin verbally defends R2-D2 when he thinks Obi-Wan may be (unintentionally) insulting the droid, telling his former Master, "No loose-wire jokes," and declaring that R2-D2 is "Doing his best." It's really heartwarming, especially since we didn't get to see that much of this part of Anakin's personality until The Clone Wars premiered and retroactively presented him with this type of personality.
  • A subtle one, but after Obi-Wan's duel with Anakin on Mustafar, he returns to Padmé's ship, and Threepio is out there waiting for him. When Threepio suggest they should leave, Obi-Wan just gives him a weary pat on the shoulder. It's a small but very touching moment.
    • Doubles as a call-forward to A New Hope in which Luke gives Threepio a similar pat when the latter is forced to wait outside the Cantina.
  • The opening of the novelization describes the people of the Republic reeling from the attack on Coruscant and trying to comfort their children. Only, the children don't need comforting. In fact, most of them are reassuring their parents that everything will be all right. For one simple reason; "Anakin and Obi-Wan will be there any minute." Even as the galaxy is slowly turning on the Jedi Order, kids still view its champions as superheroes that will make the bad guys regret getting out of bed in the morning.
  • Anakin and Obi-Wan bickering like the Vitriolic Best Buds and Bash Brothers they are after rescuing Palpatine, where Anakin insists that Obi-Wan should hang out with the Senators and Obi-Wan somehow manages to be both snarky and humble at the same time, telling Anakin that he deserves all the credit and to "enjoy his glorious day with the politicians."
    Anakin: All right. But you owe me one, and not for saving your skin for the tenth time.
    Obi-Wan: Ninth time. That business on Cato Neimodia doesn't...doesn't count.
  • Worried by his dreams of Padmé dying, Anakin goes to Yoda. While it's no secret that a) Yoda's very busy and b) there's not much love lost between them, Yoda takes the time to listen to Anakin's fears and try to comfort him. YMMV on how good his advice was, but he took time out of his busy schedule to genuinely try to help Anakin, and that's very kind.
  • There’s a very brief scene with Anakin and Padmé sitting together in her apartment and Anakin has his arms around her, with his hand apparently on her pregnant stomach to feel their unborn baby. It’s just a very short, but heartwarming scene of them being a happy, normal family before the storm hits.
  • When Anakin disrupts Mace’s fight with Palpatine, Mace holds out his hand to Anakin to warn him to stay back. One gets the impression that, despite not seeing eye-to-eye with Anakin and clashing with him a lot, Mace still doesn’t want to see him hurt and is trying to protect him from Palpatine. It becomes something of a Tearjerker when the viewer considers what Anakin does to Mace moments later…
  • It’s a subtle moment, but when Obi-Wan comes to see Padme about Anakin after his fall to the Dark Side, Padmé has been told that the Jedi are traitors and criminals, both by her husband and by Palpatine. They should probably be reported to the authorities straight away and not doing so could be seen as an act of treason in itself…and yet Padmé never seemed to even consider turning Obi-Wan in, letting him into her home willingly.
  • The ending of the film as Luke and Leia are passed on to their adoptive parents, promising that despite all of the evil that has won for now, the galaxy still has a new hope waiting for it.
    • Bail Organa's words when he offers to adopt Leia. And we know he kept his word and that Leia was Happily Adopted and raised to be the Bad Ass Princess we all know and love.
    Bail: My wife and I will take the girl. We've always talked about adopting a baby girl. She will be loved with us.
    • The final shot of the film has Owen and Beru holding baby Luke, as they look at the binary sunset, in a touching Call-Back to A New Hope. The Last Jedi only adds to it, as Luke's last moments are spent looking at a Binary Sunset on Ahch-To, before becoming one with the Force. His life began and ended with a binary sunset.
  • It's implied in the film, and stated outright in the novelization, that Obi-Wan knew all along that Padme and Anakin were a couple, but chose not to say anything due to the fact that she was about the only thing that made him genuinely happy.

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