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  • Gundam Build Fighters theme song's opening lyric flat out states it! "You are not alone, you and I have this between us."
  • In the first episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! and during the Death-T arc of the original manga, Yugi has 4/5 of Exodia, but Kaiba will kick his ass next turn with three Blue-Eyes White Dragons if he doesn't pull the fifth. Yugi is about to give up, then he sees the figments of his friends standing behind his deck, with their hands in the center forming the smiley face they drew on them earlier, waiting for him to complete it.
    • Seen again when their apparitions help Dark Yugi and Yugi face Pegasus and block his mind reading powers after Yugi cannot last in the Shadow Game.
    • And again in the Virtual Nightmare Filler Arc; after Noah has turned most of the cast to stone, Yugi reminds the Pharaoh that they are with him in spirit, and visions of them cheer him on.
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    • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: At the start of his duel against Darkness in his true form, Juudai's worried that he's all alone, since all of his friends have been taken into Darkness's world. Suddenly, there's a voice we haven't heard in almost twenty episodes and Yubel wants to know what is this alone he's talking about being? She's always with him! And he just smiles, glad to hear her backtalking him (as she apparently does off-screen).
  • Goku from Dragon Ball Z once invoked this trope. When Gohan was dueling with Cell, he almost gave up, but hearing his father's voice was just the pick-me-up he needed.
  • This trope is one of the central themes of the entire Lyrical Nanoha series — two messages that have a very strong presence are "there is always someone willing to help you" and "your friends will always have your back".
    • In Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers, Dr. Jail Scaglietti tries to push a Not So Different Breaking Speech onto Fate Testarossa, but her adopted kids Caro and Erio interfere and tell her that she is awesome and that they love her. After this moment, Fate proceeds to take down two of the remaining Numbers and kick the doctor's ass.
      • Fate's rescue and subsequent adoption of Erio, as seen in the supplimentary manga, is even more heartwarming.
      Fate: See, Erio. Right now, you're full of unhappy feelings, and thoughts of unforgivable things. I certainly wouldn't be able to understand all of it. But I want to try and understand at least a little. I think we can share some of our unhappiness. I was the same as you, Erio. Told I was unneeded by the person I loved. Told I was a failure. It was painful, and lonely. I felt like dying. But, unhappiness doesn't last forever. Fun things, happy things, if you look, you will certainly find them. I'll help you search. So please, don't hurt others in your sadness.

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  • Revolutionary Girl Utena had one of these for Utena's origin story, and in the manga, there was one for her finale.
  • Digimon: The Movie uses this when Tai and Matt travel into the internet through sheer love for their digimon to deliver a Combined Energy Attack. (Watch it here at 0:32!)
    Tai: Listen, I don't have a whistle to wake you, but I want you to know you're not alone, okay? And the mail keeps coming, it won't stop, kids from all over the world are writing to you. They need your help, you're the only one who can do it! Feel their hope, feel their strength!
    WarGreymon: I feel them!
    • Also in season 1, Matt gets lost in the Dark Ocean/Cave, convinced no one cares about him or needs him. Gabumon convinces him otherwise.
      • Same thing with Sora, only it's Matt and Joe who save her.
    • Calumon says this to Jeri in the 3rd-to-last episode of Digimon Tamers, which snaps her out of her then-suicidal Heroic BSoD.
  • This trope is the point of Vandread. The overarching Aesop of the series is that no matter how tough things seems to be, they can always be overcome with the help of friends. The Grand Finale takes it to its natural epic conclusion by having thousands of warships warp in around the main cast as they prepare to take on a whole enemy armada with just one Cool Starship and an oversize robot, all of them requesting to fight at their side. It is revealed that these are the fleets of all the planets (with a sufficiently advanced technology) that the heroes have visited throughout the series and whose inhabitants they've impressed with their actions and words.
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  • At the end of the first season of Code Geass, Lelouch and C.C. trigger a Mind Rape trap showing them events out of C.C.'s centuries-long life, including several horrific "deaths". The following conversation takes place.
    C.C.: The people who hated me. The people who loved me. They have all disappeared with time. In the endless and forever time, I...(her voice falters) Alone.
    Lelouch: You are not alone. We are accomplices. If you are a witch, then I am a warlock.
    C.C.: (Amused) You sure know what to say.
  • In Naruto, Naruto tells Gaara that as a fellow Jinchuriki, he understands Gaara's pain so well that it hurts him. It leads to Gaara's Heel–Face Turn and him considering Naruto to be his first friend.
    • In episode/chapter 1, Iruka says this to Naruto, and goes to to call Naruto a fine student that he cares for, who is a Konoha shinobi and not the demon fox.
    • During Naruto's fight against Pain, the Kyuubi drives Naruto into a despair of loneliness, leading to Naruto almost releasing the Kyuubi's seal, only for his father, Namikaze Minato to appear and say this to him.
    • Naruto has a similar experience later during the fight to claim Kyuubi's chakra, except that the one who appears to boost his morale this time is his mother, Uzumaki Kushina.
    • Naruto invokes this trope to overcome his evil side in a Battle in the Center of the Mind.
    • During the fourth Ninja World War, as Naruto almost falls for Tobi's Hannibal Lecture, Hinata says this to him and with Kurama's assistance, gets him back on track.
  • GaoGaiGar FINAL has the main hero Guy ready to Drop the Hammer on Pisa Sol, a veritable sun, only to discover that there is no way he can take this thing out on his own. He then receives the energy of every other G-Stone in the series and realizing that he is in fact not alone, he crushes a star.
    • Guy actually pulls this off in the last episode of the TV series.
    Guy: (to Mikoto in Zonuda form): If you die, I die with you.
  • This is the main point of Haibane Renmei. You're not alone, and you're not a burden to others, even if you think you are. Not realizing this is what causes haibane to be "sin-bound", and they rely on others in order to break out of it. Rakka realizes this when she encounters a dead bird, which represents a loved one who was willing to cross even the barriers of what is implied to be the afterlife in order to tell her that she is loved. Reki realizes this from Rakka, when she finally allows herself to ask Rakka for help.
  • Several variants in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann:
    • Kamina's catchphrase "Believe in the me who believes in you" is at least partly a reminder to Simon that he isn't alone, and has a brother who believes in him.
    • Just when all hope seems to be lost in the first failed attack on Dai-Gunzan, Kamina and crew are saved by a Big Damn Heroes moment from the people they met and inspired along the way.
    • In the second attack, Kamina breaks Simon out of his depression with something like the "needs a hug" variant, only it's a Bright Slap (which Simon later repeats for Rossiu)
    • After Kamina's death, part of what breaks Simon out of his Heroic BSoD is the realization that there are people depending on him, including the rest of Team Gurren and Nia.
      • And his subsequent quote, "My bro is dead, he's gone! But he's right there on my back, and here in my heart! He lives on as a part of me!" proving that he is not alone!
    • The Clap Your Hands If You Believe scene just before Simon and Viral attack the freaking moon.
    • A final example occurs near the end: as the good guys are being microwaved by a Big Bang-level attack, the inhabitants of Earth look on worriedly...then Rossiu says "But they can't be defeated by something like that!" Cue the Theme Music Power-Up and determined expressions from the watchers; Team Dai-Gurren somehow feels this, while Simon says "Not yet, I'm not done!", and neutralizes the attack with a Heroic Sacrifice from Lord Genome.
    • Spiral Power in general seems to mix The Power of Love, The Power of Friendship, Heroic Resolve, and Rule of Cool (and given one theme song there's a bit of The Power of Rock too).
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion:
    • This is also a bit of a Madness Mantra in End of Evangelion, coming from Asuka's mother's soul inside EVA-02 while Asuka sobs, "I don't want to die."
    • Kiel believes that each person is fundamentally alone and that because of this, people can never understand each other. He believes that by enacting Instrumentality, this will be overcome, making everybody happy. Ultimately completely subverted by Shinji Ikari, who accepts that each person is inherently lonely and decides to go on living anyway. In addition, Gendo's motivation for enacting his own Instrumentality Scenario is so that he can see his dead wife again.
  • In the Enies Lobby arc of One Piece, Luffy has been beaten to exhaustion by The Dragon Lucci and cannot get up. Then Usopp, who had left the Straw Hats and (though Luffy was unaware) had a change of heart and was fighting by their friends' sides in disguise, takes off his mask and calls out to Luffy and tells him to keep on fighting. When it becomes apparent that Luffy's too weak, Usopp attempts to draw Lucci into a fight with him, to Luffy's protests. Then Usopp challenges Luffy to get up and keep fighting.
    Usopp: Then stand up right away and don't act like you're about to die!! It's not like you!! Even if there are billows of smoke, we can still see the sky. We can still see the ocean...! It ain't like it's hell here!! Don't act like you are about to die!!! Don't make me worry too much damnit-!!!
    Luffy (struggling to his feet): ...I know...this isn't hell or anything like that...!
    Usopp: Win!!! And we'll go back together, Luffy!!!
    • The driving force behind that whole saga: Robin had been on the run from the World Government for 20 years, betrayed time and again, and she had given up living when Luffy saved her from death. She joined the crew, and for the first time she could remember, she was happy. Then they run into the people who caused her suffering, with the same Godzilla Threshold attack that destroyed her home island and everyone else on it aimed at the Straw Hats. She surrenders to them, while appearing to betray the Straw Hats, and accepts death to save them. When the Straw Hats find out, they rush through a tsunami, beat down an army of Marines and Agents, and declare war on the World Government, which is over 170 countries worldwide, before they even have a decent chance of getting Robin back. All of that just to prove that no matter what difficulty they would face, no matter what burden she carried, they would always come for her, and would never betray her over her "burden". Instead, they chose to make her burden their burden. It's the only time we ever see Robin, who's about as close to The Stoic as the Straw Hats get, break down in tears, having finally realized that after so long, she had finally found her place in life.
    • One Piece practically breathes this trope. Luffy and his crew remain supportive of one another no matter what.
    • To drive the above point home, One Piece has a Time Skip in which Luffy asks the Straw Hats to train for two years and become stronger so they can enter the New World then return to Sabaody Archipelago after said Time Skip. Two years later all of them reunite on the archipelago, and their solidarity remains as strong as it was before...while their strength, which was already Up to Eleven, has increased about tenfold per person.
    • The 14th opening. The song name itself is practically this, "Fight Together". With the last lyrics of the opening being, "Never forget that, we fight together". Cue Luffy jumping into the air and reuniting with his crew.
      • The song perhaps best exemplifies this during the latter half of the song, which shows each crew members' most intimate moments with Luffy, and then when Ace's spirit nudges Luffy closer to his straw hat, symbolically urging him to continue to follow his dream and reunite with his crew.
  • The Theme song of Rental Magica says the trope.
  • In the last episodes of season 1 of Sailor Moon, after all the scouts die and their spirits encourage Usagi, she runs towards the Dark, reassuring herself with "I'm not alone! Never alone!"
    • Happens to each one of the Senshi in the R movie. Fiore gives a big speech about how none of them have ever felt his loneliness which prompts a flashback from each of them. Ami remembers how she was thought of as stuck up because she studied all the time. Rei remembers people thinking her strange for her psychic powers and ignorant because she only spent time at the temple. Makoto remembers being thought of as a bully and her reputation as a delinquent. Minako remembers being mocked as a Sailor V wannabe by classmates who thought she felt she was above them. This then leads to a flashback showing how Usagi was there for each of them.
    • The end of the last episode of Stars is made of this trope: Sailor Moon has beaten Chaos and freed Galaxia, who leaves to return the Star Seeds back to their rightful places. Everyone but the Starlights and Usagi are dead, and she is left hanging in midair, triumphant but alone, when she hears a certain female voice... and then, more importantly, a certain male voice...
    • In the manga, specifically Codename: Sailor V, this is part of how Minako still finds the strength to fight on after having to kill her true love: Artemis, and now she knows of the other Sailor Senshi. And she embraces it, spending her time before debuting in the main series subtly training the rest of the group through the Sailor V Game.
  • Sailor Moon Crystal so far seems to have a thing for this trope.
    • Act.8: Moon and her team coming to help Sailor V so she doesn't have to fight against Kunzite on her own. The Guardians tell her they used to be alone before meeting Usagi, but now they're fighting together, because "that's what friends do, isn't it?". Of course, this eventually botches Sailor V's plan to pose as a Princess in order to keep Sailor Moon safe...
    • Act.9: The Guardians telling the depressed Usagi that she was reborn for a reason and that they're with her to help her fulfill what she couldn't do in her past life.
    • Act.13 channels the Sailor Moon R movie, with the Guardians gaining strength from flashbacks of Usagi being friendly towards them. Later, when Moon is having trouble defeating Metalia, Mamoru cheers her up using the exact trope phrase and promises to support her if she starts running out of power.
  • Happens to Hohenheim, of all people, in episode 27 of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. He is reminded of his life in Resembool with his family and their friends.
  • If you are a young lesbian growing up in Japan, a culture that is accepting by Asian standards but heavily heterosexist by Western standards, this is Sasameki Koto's message to you.
  • Also a recurring theme in Rosario + Vampire: most explicitly when Tsukune comes to Yukari's aid against some angry lizardmen, telling her, "Like Moka said ... you're ... not alone anymore." Later, when Kraken is pulling Mizore off a cliff and she thinks in despair, "I really am all alone," the very next panel is Tsukune and Moka showing up to prove her wrong.
  • In episode 26 of Fruits Basket, Tohru proves to Kyo that he is not alone, and that even if she is terrified of his true form, she wants to be with him. In the manga, this scene occurs about halfway through the story.
    • Towards the end of the manga, Tohru convinces this to Akito as well. This ultimately gives Akito the courage to free the Zodiac, since she was afraid of being abandoned without them.
  • The last two episodes of the (first) Mahou Sensei Negima! anime revolve around this for several characters. All the power in the world means nothing if you can't say "Please help me", and The Power of Love and The Power of Friendship are the only things that can save someone from Despair Event Horizon.
  • Bleach:
    • Komamura tell this to Ichigo when he's paralyzed by Aizen's Breaking Speech. He is then joined by several shinigami (Hitsugaya, Soi Fon, Kyoraku and Omaeda) and Vizards (Shinji, Rose and Love) that are still standing, stating that they won't let Aizen use his shikai on Ichigo.
    • Tsukishima's epiphany after Ginjo dies. He realizes Ginjo only told him to kill Shishigawara to make him realize what bond exists between him and Shishigawara so he'd understand that he's not as alone in the world as he thinks he is, and if Ginjo's gone, there are people who care about him and whom he can care about in return.
    • The Everything But the Rain flashback arc turns out to be one giant Heroic BSoD for Ryuuken. In the end, he's so shattered by the events that have happened because they destroy his hope for the future of the quincies that he walks out into the Grey Rain of Depression with the full intention of never being seen by his family again. That's when he finds Kanae Katagiri has been waiting for him in the rain all along. When he tries to force her to return home, she utterly refuses, declaring that she won't ever let him be alone and that she'll protect him no matter what the cost. A few years after they marry, she dies and his Heroic BSoD crosses the Despair Event Horizon. It affects both his actions and his relationship with his son for the next nine years.
    • The latest example comes when Tetsuzaemon Iba goes to his completely depowered captain Sajin Komamura after his fight with Dark Action Girl Bambietta... and carries him on his back, promising to help him get back at Juhabach.
  • Simultaneously parodied and played straight in Game×Rush: Memori goes out of his way to give Yuuki the "If you ever need it, I'll be here to listen" speech, and Yuuki promptly laughs at Memori and resumes his teasing. However, Yuuki does take the message to heart; or at least he's touched by the offer, even if he'd never show it.
  • Shortly after her arrival, Detective Conan asked his new fellow shrink-ee Ai Haibara how she was able to stand having to live as a child. Her response was this trope, noting that everything she went through, Conan was as well.
  • In episode 8 of Gankutsuou Maximilien says this to Valentine.
  • During Maka's final fight with Crona in Soul Eater, Maka manages to enter Crona's mind and erase the circle Crona had mentally drawn to keep people out, then proceeds to walk towards Crona in real life after waking up in the threat of being impaled. Maka then gives Crona a hug, which completely purifies Crona's soul, weakens Ragnarok to childish proportions, removes any essence of Kishin energy from Crona, makes Crona cry in happiness, and now causes Crona to want to hang on Maka nearly all the time like a security blanket (albeit still walking behind Maka as a scared child behind their parent).
    Maka: It's not that you don't know how to deal with people... It's that no one ever took the time to deal with you.
    • Until, in the manga, where Medusa causes Crona to go Brainwashed and Crazy. After some battling, Maka and the others eventually get through to Crona in time for hir to pull another heel-face turn, complete with Crona performing a Heroic Sacrifice to help the cast and stop the Big Bad
  • In one of the early episodes of Pokémon, Ash chases after Pikachu during a blizzard, and gets hopelessly lost and separated from Misty and Brock. He digs a snow cave and starts to shiver, waiting for morning, and all his Pokémon come out to keep him warm. Every single one of them, even the Grass-type, refuses to return to their Poké Balls.
    Ash: [shivering and crying] I guess we'll all be cold together...
    • Near the end of Pokémon 2000, after Ash gets knocked unconscious and falls off Lugia into the ocean, Misty flat-out says this to Melody about Ash.
    Misty: You'll have to play Lugia's song. I'll go look for him. And Ash is never really alone because he's
    Once you realize that you have been loved, then you will never be alone...
    • The dub title of the 21st movie (Pokémon: The Power of Us) references the second (The Power of One), with dialogue in the teaser trailer emphasizing this trope. "Some things I can't do alone." "But together...!"
  • In Natsume's Book of Friends, Natori brings Natsume to the Assembly of Conjurers with the intention of showing Natsume that there are others like him. Unfortunately, he also learns that many of those others aren't nearly as concerned about the well-being of ayakashi as he might be.
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Invoked by name in the last episode, last scene. Someone is fighting for you. Remember her. Always. The full quote was the former page quote.
    • Also inverted to "I am not alone" in the final episode, when Madoka Ascends to a Higher Plane of Existence, Homura is distraught at the prospect of Madoka ending up alone. Madoka replies that she won't - from now on, she'll be omnipresent, and therefore she'll be with everyone in the universe, throughout space and time. "Even if you can't see me, even if you can't hear me, I'll be by your side."
    • Invoked earlier in the series in episode 3 where it is deconstructed. Madoka promises to become a Magical Girl and fight beside the desperately lonely Mami from now on, telling her "You aren't alone anymore!" Mami's subsequent euphoria causes her to enter the ensuing battle somewhat more recklessly than she otherwise would have, to horrific consequences. Unfortunately, The Power of Friendship proved to be a deadly distraction in this case.
    • From episode 11: After a Homura's stand-alone fight against Walpurgisnacht, involving a LOT of dakka, explosions and enough C4 mines to fill a stadium, Walpurgis doesn't take any damage and its counterattacks leaves Homura badly hurt, with a big block of concrete crushing her right leg. Homura realizes that she can't defeat Walpurgis alone and that every time she tries, Madoka's fates become worse. She starts falling into despair until Madoka appears and hugs her while telling she has already done enough.
    • Sayaka's death paints this trope beautifully, where Kyoko sacrifices herself just so she wouldn't have to face the grim reaper's door alone.
  • InuYasha: Kagura is fatally poisoned by Naraku after a Heel–Face Turn/Heroic Sacrifice and believes she is going to die alone. Suddenly, in front of her stands the last person she expects to see, Sesshoumaru. They share a brief exchange in which he actually tells her that he came there for the sole purpose of seeing her. He tries to save her with Tenseiga, but he cannot. He asks her if she is leaving, to which she responds that she is and she happily fades into the wind, glad that she was able to see him one last time.
  • Happens a few times in A Certain Magical Index, like with Misaka during the sisters arc, as she's about to go essentially commit suicide to make the researchers believe that her clones didn't have enough worth to be killed in the Level 6 shift project, Touma shows up and saves the day.
    • Several girls end up saying this to Touma, calling him out on his tendency to tell others to ask for help while often not doing so himself. In particular, Misaka Mikoto says this to him at the end of the second volume of the New Testament novels, signifying the fact she's going to get involved with Touma's adventures with the magic side.
  • In .hack//SIGN this is a major message given to Tsukasa from Subaru, Mimiru, and eventually Bear.
  • In Oniisama e..., in a heartwarming and tear jerking moment, Mariko gives one when Aya, who spent nearly the entire series tormenting her, is about to commit suicide by going into the ocean and Mariko and her friends stops it, rekindling their broken relationship.
  • This is one of the platitudes Misaki offers to Satou as part of her treatment of his hikikomori condition and depression in Welcome to the N.H.K..
  • In Persona 4: The Animation both Kanji and Naoto get these in their dungeons. In Kanji's Yu lets Kanji know he isn't alone in his love for cute things. In Naoto's, Kanji tells her that he was bad at making friends, too.
    • This is a running theme in all the Dungeon Boss scenes in the Game, where one of the most effective arguments for calming the person down and getting them to accept their Shadow is that All of them there to rescue the person had gone through the same thing. The end result is one of the strongest examples of True Companions
    • Even the True Ending episode is named "No One Is Alone".
  • Played depressingly straight in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, when Emma tells this to Kamille at the very beginning of the last episode. The depressing part is that up to that point, Kamille has lost his mother, his father, his lover, his (sort-of) little sister, and almost all of his friends and comrades. On top of that, Emma says this while dying. Emma is completely right. The Zeta Gundam's biosensor, combined with Kamille newtype powers allow him to channel the powers of the dead to defeat Scirocco once and for all in the finale.
  • Higurashi: When They Cry:
    • Keiichi and Rika spend the better part of an episode talking this message into Satoko's head as an essential part of getting her to help herself out of her uncle's abuse (the village's lingering resentment of her family, which is eventually stamped out, along with the understandable strain she is under, Satoko feels completely alone in her struggle). It works. Then they all die.
    • The major theme of the series is realizing this: the situations where things go to hell usually come about due to a lack of communication and trust between friends, leading to misunderstandings and murder. The situations where things turn out happier happen because the characters realize that they're not alone and their friends will help them, if they just reach out for that help.
  • in Xxx HO Li C, it turns out that Doumeki's undying loyalty to Watanuki came about because he wanted to prove him this, as he'd once overheard Watanuki lamenting that he felt he would die alone. Yuuko also has stressed many times that Watanuki "doesn't belong only to himself, because he's made connections with others", and Kohane has stated that while she thought that she and Watanuki were similar, she eventually realized that they weren't, because while she was alone at the time, Watanuki had people who cared about him. Even Mokona later states outright that "even if they aren't right there with him, Watanuki is never truly alone". However, whether or not Watanuki ever truly understands this is up to debate.
  • Fairy Tail has the Laxus sign, which basically represents the message: "No matter where you are, and even if I cannot see you, I will always be watching over you." Anytime anyone makes that sign, it makes for an epic moment.
  • Tsuchiya says this to Masaki in Holyland chapter 147 when the latter does not want to shoulder the burden of putting together a group to stand up to the drug pushers.
    • Masaki passes the favour on to Yuu in chapter 156.
  • A rather heart-wrenching example comes at the end of the AKIRA manga, wherein the resident insecure power-mad psychic overlord Tetsuo is able to Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence when his childhood companion Kaneda reassures him that, for all of the misunderstandings between them, all he ever intended was to be his friend.
    Tetsuo: I am... so glad... for my new friend!
    • The thing that makes this moment so exceptional is that, despite all his good intentions, Kaneda's aloofness and somewhat abrasive personality were in a lot of ways the reason for Tetsuo's horrible domination/insecurity issues, which in turn was the reason for his flying leap from the slippery slope; Kaneda being the one to reassure him and hold his hand as he dies meant enough for Tetsuo to initiate the birth of a new universe.
  • One of the main plot points of Sword Art Online, specifically the "Mothers Roasrio" arc. In spite of dying of a Terminal Case of AIDS, even when Yuuki pushed Asuna away, Asuna helps her realize this, even up until her death, which is considered to be the most heartbreaking moment of the series. The anime even has a song with this called You Are Not Alone.
  • Voices of a Distant Star: despite being (literal) light years apart the two characters manage this. "...I am here."
  • I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying has a non-verbal self reassurance. After waking up from a Flashback Nightmare to when she was alone and miserable, Kaoru sees her husband lying there in bed and spends several seconds just looking at him, remembering that the nightmare has passed.
  • Yona of the Dawn: The wakening of the Blue Dragon Warrior upon meeting the reincarnated Hiryuu was nothing compared with Yona offering a hand in friendship to the lonely Shin-ah, drawing him out of the cave the people of his village had shunned him into. For the first time in 14 years, he wouldn't have to feel all alone.
  • Gakuen Babysitters: The very first episode/chapter focuses on the protagonist's realization that his parents are dead and that he'll never see them again. When he finally allows himself to cry, he is comforted by the chairwoman, who teaches him that even though those who left will never come back, it doesn't mean he is alone.
  • Major theme in Rokujyouma no Shinryakusha!? as the major relationship conflict between the Koutarou and the Invaders of room 106 is his Commitment Issues due to the death of his mother. All of them in some form or anther let him know that they will not disapear on him. He also tells this to Dark Magical Girl Maki which solidifies her Heel–Face Turn.


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