When I saw how the Aincrad Arc for Sword Art Online ended, I thought of the ending of Good Will Hunting (1997).
Both endings involve men who have awoken — one literally, one figuratively — and who, as a result, choose to find the woman who has changed their life forever.
Both men, as a result of everything they’ve been through and learned about themselves, are on their way to becoming more than they ever thought possible.
One man limps into an unknown future.
One man drives into an unknown future.