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  • B.J.'s Opening Monologue, about something he's always wanted...
    "In my dream I smell the barbecue. I hear children. A dog. And I see someone. I think I see someone. These things. None of it for me. I move by roaring engines. Among warriors. We come from the night."
    • And that "someone" is eventually revealed to be Anya.
  • When Deathshead forces a Sadistic Choice upon you, the ones you're forced to choose between will react in different ways. Wyatt will be understandably freaked out, but Fergus' last words aren't just brave, his tone of voice suggests that he's comforting B.J. for being forced into this choice, not blaming him in the least:
    Fergus: It's okay, Blazko. It's war. People die. My time's up, is all.
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  • It's understated, but BJ's stay in the asylum was genuinely good for him.
    BJ: I'm alive because of these people. I'm gettin' better... because of her. Her name is Anya. She takes good care of me. She takes care of everyone. She holds this place together. Supposed to be married by now, but... hasn't happened.
  • When B.J. rescues either Fergus or Wyatt in Eisenwald Prison in Berlin, they are that happy to see each other again after long years.
    Wyatt: Gosh almighty. I thought I was a goner. And here you are back from the dead to save us all, imagine that.
    Fergus: Here I was, getting ready for the eternal nap, and this Nazi-killing jammy bastard shows up out of nowhere!
  • The side quest where B.J. finds Max's missing toys to make up for scaring him earlier. B.J. even takes the time to spell out "M A X" with Max's blocks when putting them at the foot of Max's bed for when he wakes up.
    B.J.: Sweet dreams, Max.
  • Klaus's relationship with Max. Klaus clearly cares a lot about Max and spends a lot of his time around him, chatting with him, never raising his voice, always trying to help Max out. It makes you forget from time to time (if it weren't for the tattoos) that Klaus was in fact one of the Nazis at one point.
    • When you first walk past Max's room after scaring him earlier Klaus can be seen walking out wearing a cowboy hat and a toy holster without so much as a hint of shame; implying he regularly puts on some sort of show to help Max fall asleep.
  • Another side quest involves B.J. finding a woman's lost wedding ring. You may not get any tangible rewards for doing this (or finding Max Hass' toys), but you'll probably do them anyway.
    • The woman will actually give B.J. a chalice made of solid gold, which is so incredibly bizarre as to cross over into being a Funny Moment.
  • After the resistance raids a Da'at Yichud safe-keep vault, they come across—among other things—a suit of human-sized Powered Armor that can allow the user to operate regardless of their physical condition. When faced with such a potentially game-changing battle-suit, Blazkowicz's first thoughts about it are not about using it himself, but...
  • During Chapter 7, either Fergus or Wyatt will furiously yell at B.J. over how they should have been the one to die instead of whoever B.J. sacrificed in 1946, before slamming the door on him and telling him to piss off. At the end of the level, B.J. sits down at a table next to them, whereupon either Wyatt asks quietly if B.J. found what he needed in the archives, or Fergus will offer him a piece of gum. It's a small moment of reconciliation, but it's nice to watch nonetheless.
    • A straighter example in the same chapter has Anya give BJ a small laundry-list of tasks she needs done before finishing with one more task that's quite critical. He pauses, and she kisses him passionately before patting him on the cheek and saying he can go now.
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  • Early in the Camp Belica mission, B.J. trades uniforms with Milo, a man hoping to find his wife in B.J.'s assigned block. He reappears in the next level, as one of the freed prisoners now living in the Kreisau Circle hideout, sleeping in one of the second floor rooms. His wife is with him.
  • Wyatt's monologue midway through the Gibraltar mission, in which he tells B.J. how much he looks up to him and mentions how in the years B.J. was missing, he would ask himself, "What would Captain Blazkowicz do?" in difficult situations.
    Wyatt: Still do.
    • Made even more powerful by the fact that this takes place after their argument, such is the respect Wyatt has for B.J.
  • J's death, of all things, has shades of this. At multiple points throughout the Wyatt timeline, he expressed his disdain for America even before the Nazis conquered it, describing the nation's support of segregation from the perspective of someone who lived through it, and was forced to be silent about it his whole life. When the Kreisau base is burning and the Nazis invading it, however, he wishes BJ well, and stays behind to deliver one last "fuck you" to the Nazis. J ultimately goes out the only way he could: playing an acid rock rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner loud enough for all of Berlin to hear, celebrating, in his last moments, the nation that he had so condemned.
  • And the trailer for the sequel in 2017 confirms that his allies came back for B.J. despite the incoming nuclear missile.


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