There’s something special about heartwarming moments, isn’t there? Whether it’s the vulnerability or relatability of these scenes, they make us grow closer to these well-written characters. So with that being said, I guess it’s time to rank the most touching moments from Arcane: Episode 1? So scroll below and enjoy the list!
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3. Vi Checks In On Powder & Comforts Her
Considering that Vi and Jinx (Powder) are the two main characters, every moment with them pulls at the heartstrings, doesn’t it? This moment is no different, as we see Vi checking in on Powder, asking her how she’s doing and tells her how “we’ve all had bad days”. While it’s a simple moment in essence, it’s heartwarming to see how protective Vi is of Powder. Instead of criticizing or scolding her over losing the loot, she’s just happy Powder is well. In turn, this moment hits the heart.
2. Vander Gives Violet A Dad-Speech & Cleans Her Wounds
When “the heist in Piltover” failed, word about the explosion had already travelled to the Underground, and Vander was aware of the event. Thus, Violet knew it was only a matter of time before he would scold them for what happened. Scold them, he did. But it wasn’t because he was angry at their failure, it was because he was worried they would get hurt and cause problems. Not only for themselves but for others. And thus, the stage was set for a touching moment.
From a heated argument to a fatherly speech, Vander does what a father-figure should, and that’s reason with their child. Whether Violet is right or wrong doesn’t matter, it’s about seeing eye-to-eye and having a proper discussion. Thus, Vander tells the kids to leave, and he sits down with Violet, so that he’s not talking down on her. In turn, Violet lets her guard down and makes herself vulnerable, talking with Vander, who’s giving her a touching dad-speech.
To top it off, he calms down Violet, and even cleans her wounds. What more could you ask for in a heartwarming moment? This is what makes Arcane special.
1. Powder Hugs Vi When She’s Crying & Vander Carries Them “Home”.
What a way to start the show, am I right? From a heartbreaking moment that will bring you to tears, to a heartwarming one that’ll melt your heart.
The hint of blood and smoke fill the air, with dead bodies and destruction covering the length of the bridge to Piltover. There, Vi and Powder are seen walking, while holding hands, as they come across The Hound of the Underground, Vander. While they cower at first, recognizing the friendly face, Vi looks for answers, without a single line being spoken. Vander throws his gaze at the children’s dead parents, and moments later, Vi breaks down in tears. It’s gut-wrenching and tear-jerking.
Suddenly, we see Powder hugging her big sister Violet, and comforting her in the most loving way imaginable. And thus, we’re treated to the most touching scene from Arcane: Episode 1.
Plus, it’s a double-whammy when it comes to being a heartwarming moment, as Vander then carries Vi and powder “home”. It’s the perfect ending to this scene.