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  • Episode 29 has some touching moments for Jack Atlas:
    • After Carly shields him from some of the Shadow-Duel amplified damage, Jack makes a point off saying "our hand" or "we activate" , acknowledging Carly as his partner in the duel instead of just a card-holder.
    • He actually tries to remember her name, which given how much he subscribes to It's All About Me is rather sweet.
  • Episode 31 has a few more moments for Jack Atlas:
    • A little boy sees through Jack's Paper-Thin Disguise and says that even though Jack lost to Yusei and everyone else thinks he's a loser now, he's still Jack's biggest fan and knows he'll win back the title someday.
    • Jack realizes that he took the easy way to being champion and now that he's lost he has nothing, no fans and no friends. Carly encourages him saying he can still make things up with his friends and be better because of it. Jack then has an Imagine Spot of returning to his old friends and all of them happily greeting him, including Yusei.
    Rally: Jack!
    Nervin: Hey there Jack!
    Blitz: Buddy!
    Tank: Hey pal!
    Yusei: What's up?
    • After Jack decides to start anew, he says that Carly can write that star-making article. She refuses; she knows that if she does it, it'll give the Tops more to mock at. She is a journalist but she has integrity.
  • The end of Episode 39 has a twisted one. When Carly is overwhelmed after her duel with Sayer, Misty walks up, calmly explains things, and hugs her. Twisted as she's still dead set on defeating the Signers and outright asks herself how she can use Carly's unfinished business for the cause.
    • Crow and Yusei's reunion is also this, mixed with being funny. At the end of the last episode, it looks like Crow was about to punch Yusei out...only for them to immediately perform their handshake and catch up. And when they have to duel Sector Security, they work together perfectly.
  • Episode 43.
    Ruka:I don't care if you're not a Signer, you're my brother, and that makes you my hero.
    • The warm fuzzies are reciprocated later, in episode 78:
    Rua: I'm not a Signer, but Ruka, who bears the mark of a Signer, is my pride!
    • Also doubles as a CMoA for Rua, who takes Luciano's plans to steal Ancient Fairy Dragon, which he'd already snagged, and completely derails them in a single move. Nearly getting killed for it if not for intervention by the Crimson Dragon, but still, to take someone who'd been laughing at him and his sister the whole Duel and render him completely pissed off at him in the blink of an eye is pretty damned impressive!
  • Episode 110, while mostly a Moment of Awesome, has a touching lyric of "Clear Mind"
    Clear Mind: I wanna reach it faster than anyone else, 'Cause I got people I want to protect!
  • Episode 45, Trudge starts to lighten up when he meets a boy who admires Security for saving him from a fire. The boy even wants to join Security when he grows up. This saddens Trudge since Satellite residents can't join Security. While a Tear Jerker, Trudge's changing feelings towards the people of Satellite was nice to see.
  • Akiza's relationship with her parents is a combinations of both this and sad. Despite being afraid and concern over her powers, it was shown that her parents truly did love her but didn't know how to handle her having psychic powers. After Misty and Carly destroy the Arcadia Movement building and Akiza is in a coma as a result, her parents show up in the hospital and her mother breaks down crying by her side begging for her forgiveness and than her father heads to satellite to plead with Yusei (A complete stranger at this point) to help his daughter admitting that he truly regrets not helping her himself when he should've. Even more heartwarming after Yusei and Akiza's rematch the latter manages to get control of her powers to keep her father from being hurt, and admits that despite being angry with both of them, she does love both of them and never stopped loving them after all that time and happily accepts the idea of being a family again with them.
  • The aftermath of the Team Taiyo duel counts too.
  • The fallout from Rua becoming a Signer and getting Life Stream Dragon. Ruka recovers and Rua says "What a surprise, huh?" Ruka, being Ruka, says something to the effect of "I'm not surprised. You're my brother and I know you'll always protect me." The exchange left both of the twins in tears and probably would have brought a tear to Jack Atlas' eye. If Jack Atlas cried.
  • Rua/Leo, struggling to accept the possibility of Sherry's prediction that Yusei will die if he heads to the Ark Cradle breaks down in a fit of sobs, which then upsets Ruka/Luna. Yusei kneels down in front of them and they both jump into his arms and shake so hard from their crying that they manage to make his body shudder with him.
  • The scene where we first see Yusei and Crow together, meeting for the first time in presumably years.
  • All the prisoners in the detention center giving Yusei their cards for his duel with the warden.
    • The fact that Yusei's deck is made up of cards that are from all of the inmates that Armstrong was pushing around. These cards held a lot of importance to those people, so seeing Yusei basically using the strength of the people there is rather sweet of them. It shows that not all inmates in a prison are bad people.
  • Yusei's encounter with the spirit of his father in some sort of Momentum limbo after his duel with Rudger.
  • Crow trying to cheer up Akiza after her loss to Andore in her first official Riding Duel by bringing her a cup of coffee. Double goes for the scene earlier on, When Hideo, her dad who previously had a strained relationship with her, waves a large "IZAYOI" Banner to rally her, all while shouting boisterous words of encouragement.
  • After Sherry warns Yusei that he'll die if he goes into the Ark Cradle, he still insists on going to save Neo Domino City which results in Lua telling him not to go since he can't stand the thought of losing him before Jack losing his temper at the thought of his friend dying and forcefully picking up Lua and yelling at him for crying over such a thing assuring him he let such a thing happen to Yusei before he and Lua breakdown crying while Yusei consoles them and Akiza can only look away fearing what could happen to Yusei.
  • Episode 59, where Jack confesses to Carly, which gives him the power to use the Deus ex Machina dragon, Carly forces the duel into her loss so Jack won't die along with her, and that hug...
  • Episode 151.
    Yusei: "Everyone, I've come back."
  • Almost everything in episode 154.
  • The last time Yusei's father saves him.
  • Akiza and Yusei's final moment in Episode 154. This doubles as a Tear Jerker moment, because at that moment, it hits you that Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's is over.)
  • Team 5Ds taking their final ride together and their last words before the end:
    Yusei: "Let's go everyone! This will be our last run"
    Jack: "I promise I'll comeback as a real king, mark my words and see!!"
    Crow: "Keep your eyes my little tykes!! Just watch what I can do!!"
    Lua: "Thank you, Neo Domino City!!!"
    Luca: "This place will always be our hometown!!"
    Akiza: "I won't say goodbye [Looks at Yusei], we'll see each other again one day"
    [Every member of Team 5Ds high fives Yusei before going their separate ways]
    Yusei: "From here on is the life we all make for ourselves. Let's keep riding one!! In this riding duel we call life!! Riding Duel, ACCELERATION!!!!!