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  • Almost any scene including Miho and Seiya is cute. Even if you don't ship them, it's sweet to see him drop his defenses in front of his old friend.
  • Any scene showing the five Bronze boys relaxing and doing things normal people do (eating, sleeping, exercising, playing guitar, playing soccer etc), mostly in early episodes of the Sanctuary chapter. Of special note is the scene where they're playing soccer with the kids of the Orphanage of Love.
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  • Also the Rousing Speech that Hyoga gives to the poisoned and injured Shiryu and Seiya in the Temple of Scorpio, to give them their spirits back after Shun's nearly Heroic Sacrifice. Even Milo looked actually moved a bit by the speech.
  • The anime-only scene where Ikki thanks little Helen for her support and carries her home in his arms.
  • Speaking of Ikki, the episode where we find out he's Back from the Dead includes a sweet scene where he wipes away Shun's Tender Tears and then is joined by all the other Saints as well as Saori, who are all crying happily.
  • Every single time that Seiya and Co. are able to defeat the villains (from the television series and the movies) by The Power of Friendship.
  • Many of the motivational speeches from this series (which usually are about never giving up, no matter what, The Power of Friendship or similar stuff) are quite heartwarming, if you can disregard the healthy helping of Large Ham.
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  • In the Hades chapter, Ikki refuses to give Shun to Pandora and stands up to her despite the fact that he can't be more than 6 years old at the time, doubles as a Moment of Awesome.
  • After Deathmask's defeat and death at the hands of Shiryu, the audience sees the latter "return" and find out that Shunrei, whom he believed to be dead thanks to Deathmask, had been saved. Additionally, he realizes that after Deathmask died, his victims have been released from their And I Must Scream situation. And also, in the anime the effects of healing water that Seiya once gave to Shiryu kick in, and Shiryu can see again.
  • The scene where Seiya saves Shiryu's life by kickstarting his heartbeat with a single punch is awesome, but crosses into this when Shun (who has been keeping Shiryu on his feet to help) tells Seiya that the apparently impossible task was actually Crazy Enough to Work. Cue to Jabu happily announcing that Shiryu's alive, to a huge street screen showing a "DRAGON, SAVED!" message while the crowds outside and inside cheer, Seiya gets everyone's congratulations while both Shunrei and Saori cry Tears of Joy...
    • Speaking of which, Hyoga's contribution to this counts as well: During the tournament, Hyoga only commented about sending all the other Bronze Saints to Hell and felt that no one was a worthy rival to him, but then when seeing Seiya's and Shiryu's fight, he said that he didn't understand why they were willing to fight to the death, then understood that they were actually fighting for something more than just the Gold Cloth, and finally, in a Pet the Dog moment, he actually helps Seiya calculate the distance and the force of the punch to save Shiryu, and marked the point where he started fighting alongisde Seiya and the others. It's even stronger in the Manga, where it's revealed that he actually received orders from the Sanctuary to kill the other Saints, because they felt they were violating the Saints' laws.
  • Anime-only moment, but after Seiya defeated Ikki, and Docrates barged in to steal the Gold Cloth, Ikki was about to fall in a ravine, only to be held back by Shun. Ikki begs for him to leave him to die, but Shun staunchly refuses, shedding Tender Tears that would further revive Ikki's humanity.
    • From the same episode, snow falling on the battlefield, reminding Ikki of his Lost Lenore Esmeralda, begging for the snow to wipe away all the blood he shed.
  • Manga-only moment, but Ikki actually admits to Seiya he was the weakest of them all for not being able to deal with finding out the truth of their birth.
    • Then, another one such moment as Ikki climbs the stairs to the remaining Twelve Temples when Shaka brings him back, he has one such moment with every fallen Bronze Saint (Shiryu, Hyoga, Shun), where they acknowledge each other.
    • The equivalent moment in the anime ends up being this and a Tear Jerker because in the anime, the Bronze boys were as good as dead and Ikki could not get a moving conversation with them. He sheds tears as he goes on a speech against Gemini Saga, saying he will NOT let Saga go after Seiya. The heartwarming part comes from Ikki acknowledging from how low he came, and how much he has grown as a person capable of trusting his True Companions.
  • Ikki has two heartwarming moments in Asgard, when he manages to show his growth as a person capable of human warmth and empathy against tragic foes such as Mime and Bud.
    • This is in stark contrast to the manga which has him as an Implacable Man appearing as an avatar of vengeance and retribution against whoever dared to hurt his friends/brothers.
      • One such example is Ikki beating the crap out of Lyumnades Kasa for deceiving Seiya, Hyoga and Shun: he might think they have been weak for falling for that trick, but that does not mean he is NOT going to forgive Kasa for that.
      • Actually, the manga makes this a mild moment crossing with Tear Jerker: Ikki shows his near inhumane side, but admits to his more humane side, and acknowledges he still can feel something THANKS to his True Companions.
  • Shaka asking Mu for assistance in returning to the Temple of Virgo after he was defeated by Ikki. The heartwarming part comes when Mu questions Shaka's request, stating that Shaka is so powerful he could easily return there by himself. Shaka admits he indeed could, but it would mean leaving the Bronze Saint behind and he must save Ikki too, something he can't do by himself given their current situation. It is only then that Mu agrees to help him. In other words, Shaka could have returned anytime he wanted, however he absolutely refused to leave Ikki behind, showing us how much of an impact the Bronze Saint had on the Gold Saint.
  • Any time the Bronze Saints remember that the Gold Saints shed their blood for their Cloths, getting an Heroic Second Wind. For the Gold Saints, this was the moment they acknowledged that the Bronze Saints were the true heroes meant to stand by Athena's side against evil. This would stick until the Hades arc where even the Gold Saints would have to get in on the action.