History Awesome / JusticeLeague

20th Apr '17 1:46:59 PM ironballs16
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--> '''Batman''': ... You win.

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--> '''Batman''': ... '''Batman''': [[JerkassHasAPoint ... You win.win]].
31st Mar '17 2:07:46 PM draph91
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** Darkseid then wonders out loud if Lex is as agile. Lex, horrified, jumps off the floor they're on and runs away. Darkseid simply notes, "[[BlackComedy Excellent]] [[CombatPregmatist strategy]]."

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** Darkseid then wonders out loud if Lex is as agile. Lex, horrified, jumps off the floor they're on and runs away. Darkseid simply notes, "[[BlackComedy Excellent]] [[CombatPregmatist [[CombatPragmatist strategy]]."
23rd Mar '17 2:01:18 AM CaptainTedium
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* This is also the only adaptation of his work that Alan Moore likes apart from ''Saturday Morning Cartoon Watchmen''.




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* A more meta example in this adaptation: Creator/AlanMoore allowed his name to be attached to be credited. A ''cartoon'' did what million dollar summer blockbusters could not: get his approval.



* A more meta example in their adaptation of ''ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything,'' Creator/AlanMoore allowed his name to be attached to be credited. A ''cartoon'' did what million dollar summer blockbusters could not: get his approval.
21st Mar '17 7:43:46 PM SPBurke
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** Even better, Luthor passes an opportunity to use his power disruptor to destroy Superman after the Lords have been defeated. As he said: "a deal's a deal."
16th Mar '17 9:15:41 AM 309216364
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* The Binary Fusion Generator being fired. It is as awesome as it is terrifying. The entire sky lights up and a nearby city nearbly collapses from the shockwave as the Cadmus base is utterly annihilated.
** Superman attempting to take the blast of the cannon. He fails, but points for the effort.
14th Mar '17 1:27:56 PM StClair
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** Also seen a couple of times in [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries his own show]] - with Harley, Baby Doll, ''et al''. Batman has a knack for connecting with deeply broken people.

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** Also seen a couple of times in [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries his own show]] - show]], with Harley, Baby Doll, ''et al''. Batman has a knack for connecting with (other) deeply broken people.
14th Mar '17 1:17:41 PM StClair
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** Wonder Woman crushing a statue (with her bare hand) as a dismissal of Batman's [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies rather flimsy excuse for why they can't be in a relationship]].
** She also figures out his identity without magic or X-Ray vision.

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** * Wonder Woman crushing a statue (with her bare hand) as a dismissal of Batman's [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies rather flimsy excuse for why they can't be in a relationship]].
** * She also figures out his identity without magic or X-Ray vision.
14th Mar '17 1:10:27 PM StClair
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--> '''Batman''': ... You win.


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-->'''Lord!Batman''': ... Just drive.
13th Feb '17 9:28:23 PM ShorinBJ
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* [["ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything All of it from start to finish]]. Each of the Big Three gets a big [=CMoA=] in this episode. [[TookALevelInBadass Mongul goes from being "Darkseid lite" to a truly menacing foe who traps Superman in an insidious prison and later matches an]] ''[[TookALevelInBadass enraged Superman]]'' [[TookALevelInBadass blow for blow]]. Wonder Woman put up one hell of a fight against Mongul earlier; remember that Mongul is someone who can take blows from ''Superman''. Proving that you don't have to win to look badass. Batman reaches Superman through the LotusEaterMachine. And Superman? Well...

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* [["ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything [[ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything All of it from start to finish]]. Each of the Big Three gets a big [=CMoA=] in this episode. [[TookALevelInBadass Mongul goes from being "Darkseid lite" to a truly menacing foe who traps Superman in an insidious prison and later matches an]] ''[[TookALevelInBadass enraged Superman]]'' [[TookALevelInBadass blow for blow]]. Wonder Woman put up one hell of a fight against Mongul earlier; remember that Mongul is someone who can take blows from ''Superman''. Proving that you don't have to win to look badass. Batman reaches Superman through the LotusEaterMachine. And Superman? Well...
13th Feb '17 9:27:05 PM ShorinBJ
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*[["ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything All of it from start to finish]]. Each of the Big Three gets a big [=CMoA=] in this episode. [[TookALevelInBadass Mongul goes from being "Darkseid lite" to a truly menacing foe who traps Superman in an insidious prison and later matches an]] ''[[TookALevelInBadass enraged Superman]]'' [[TookALevelInBadass blow for blow]]. Wonder Woman put up one hell of a fight against Mongul earlier; remember that Mongul is someone who can take blows from ''Superman''. Proving that you don't have to win to look badass. Batman reaches Superman through the LotusEaterMachine. And Superman? Well...
-->'''Superman''': '''''Burn.'''''
* The writers of the episode deserve props too. The animation, script, and sound track make it clear that they wanted to pay as much respect to Creator/AlanMoore as possible. There's even a ContinuityNod when Superman's dream Krypton explodes; the tragic musical score that plays during it is the same as the one that plays during the ''real'' Krypton's destruction in the Superman pilot "The Last Son of Krypton". Batman's dream is a short but poignant one; it's shocking to see a genuine ''smile'' on Batman's face.
* The heart-wrenching sadness in Superman's voice when he realizes his perfect world isn't real and has to say goodbye to his son qualifies as a CMOA for his voice actor, George Newbern.
* This is also the only adaptation of his work that Alan Moore likes apart from ''Saturday Morning Cartoon Watchmen''.
* Even though it isn't real, it's quite something to see Thomas Wayne beat the everloving crap out of Joe Chill.
* When Wonder Woman takes on Mongul long enough for Batman to free Supes from the Black Mercy. Seriously...Mongul even stated that only Superman could stop him. Wonder Woman held out LONG ENOUGH for Supes to wake up and jump into the action. She did an awesome job fighting too.
-->'''Mongul''': I'd advice you to try the plasma disruptor... it's more of a ''woman'''s weapon.
-->'''WonderWoman''': Go... To... H--''[[CurseCutShort *Boom!*]]
** And, even after being severely beaten by Mongul, she still gathered the strength to: 1) free Batman from the Black Mercy; 2) Resist the Black Mercy's attempt to dominate her; 3) Throw it at Mongul.




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* When Batboy is picked up by a giant "action figure", and is about to be skewered with a spear, Kid Diana comes up, with one punch, makes the thing crumble into pebbles! Wondergirl catches Kid Bruce/Batboy in bridal style and asks, "You OK, tough guy?"... double points for embarrassed little Bruce to squirm and shout, "Let me go! I'm fine!" before storming off like, well, a pouting 8 year old! It was [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome awesome]], [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments adorable]] AND [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hilarious]]!
** You can watch the bit right here [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qw7WuiItdA&feature=related starting at 2:04]]
* When Batboy, Superboy, and Kid Lantern could do nothing to stop baby Etrigan from attacking them, it's LITTLE DIANA that puts a stop to baby Etrigan! By talking to him like a mother would scold their child for being naughty. Also doubles as a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments CMoH]] when she calms the baby demon down. You can watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldjWyZD3vwc here]].




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** Wonder Woman crushing a statue (with her bare hand) as a dismissal of Batman's [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies rather flimsy excuse for why they can't be in a relationship]].
** She also figures out his identity without magic or X-Ray vision.




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** Later in the episode, he confronts Galatea with his conclusion that the TwinTelepathy link to Supergirl is not only exposing her activities, it's interfering with them by causing her to be affected by Supergirl's conscience... and to prove his point he ''dares Galatea to kill him right then and there''.



Wonder Woman blocks Cadmus agents from taking away Long Shadow, and Batman backs her up. Amanda Waller gets the agents ready to shoot, and Superman and Aquaman step in and block the line of fire.

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* Aquaman defeating Wonder Twins {{Expy}} Downpour, after Downpour [[ShootingSuperman tried to take Aquaman out with a tidal wave.]] Aquaman's response: a FascinatingEyebrow, an OffhandBackhand, and the comment, "King of the Seas, remember?"
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Wonder Woman blocks Cadmus agents from taking away Long Shadow, and Batman backs her up. Amanda Waller gets the agents ready to shoot, and Superman and Aquaman step in and block the line of fire.



** Another moment, after seeing him take down ''Green Lantern'', Vixen just says BringIt. Followed by Superman's BigDamnHeroes moment.

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** Another moment, after * After seeing him Grundy take down ''Green Lantern'', Vixen just says BringIt. Followed by Superman's BigDamnHeroes moment.



** Chronos punishing a traitorous mook by sending him back in time to the Cretaceous period. In just the right time and place to get directly smacked by ''an oncoming asteroid.'' His wide-eyed, near-deadpan delivery of "[[OhCrap Aw, phooey]]" doesn't hurt.

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** * Then there was the scene in the old west where someone reaches for his gun to shoot Bruce as the theme from WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries starts playing.
-->'''Bruce:''' Go ahead. (''reaches for his belt'') Give me an excuse.
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Chronos punishing a traitorous mook by sending him back in time to the Cretaceous period. In just the right time and place to get directly smacked by ''an oncoming asteroid.'' His wide-eyed, near-deadpan delivery of "[[OhCrap Aw, phooey]]" doesn't hurt.



** Also:

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** And let's not forget that there's Justice League Batman meeting Batman Beyond Bruce. That old Bruce not only goes with the group as himself but also plays the [[GoodCopBadCop bad cop]] to Batman and actually scares the mook more as an old man than his past self does as fully decked-out Batman. Static and GL put it best:

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** And let's not forget that there's * Justice League Batman meeting Batman Beyond Bruce. That old Bruce not only goes with the group as himself but also plays the [[GoodCopBadCop bad cop]] to Batman and actually scares the mook more as an old man than his past self does as fully decked-out Batman. Static and GL put it best:



** How about Static's epic return?
** Then there was the scene in the old west where someone reaches for his gun to shoot Bruce as the theme from WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries starts playing.
-->'''Bruce:''' Go ahead. (''reaches for his belt'') Give me an excuse.
** A Chronos before his FaceHeelTurn gets one in the opening, standing up to his JerkAss wife, even though it inevitably causes the BadFuture.

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** How about * Static's epic return?
** Then there was the scene in the old west where someone reaches for his gun to shoot Bruce as the theme from WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries starts playing.
-->'''Bruce:''' Go ahead. (''reaches for his belt'') Give me an excuse.
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return.
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Chronos before his FaceHeelTurn gets one in the opening, standing up to his JerkAss wife, even though it inevitably causes the BadFuture.



*** The ending, when Batman sticks Chronos in an infinite loop of this, eternally being berated by his wife and escaping only to relive those few seconds over.

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*** ** The ending, when Batman sticks Chronos in an infinite loop of this, eternally being berated by his wife and escaping only to relive those few seconds over.



** Green Arrow and Black Canary try to get Wildcat to leave Meta-Brawl, a cage-fighting arena for super-powered fighters. An agreement is reached: Black Canary will fight Wildcat in the ring. If she wins, Wildcat quits; If Wildcat wins, she'll let him do whatever he wants. Before the fight, Green Arrow gasses Black Canary with one of his arrows and take her place in the ring. Green Arrow walks into the ring and [[spoiler:is thoroughly defeated in what might be the single worst non-Darkseid related beating in the entire Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse. Seeing Green Arrow "[[FakingTheDead dead]]" is enough of a shock to convince Wildcat leave the arena voluntarily, which [[BatmanGambit is exactly what Green Arrow wanted]]]].

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** * Green Arrow and Black Canary try to get Wildcat to leave Meta-Brawl, a cage-fighting arena for super-powered fighters. An agreement is reached: Black Canary will fight Wildcat in the ring. If she wins, Wildcat quits; If Wildcat wins, she'll let him do whatever he wants. Before the fight, Green Arrow gasses Black Canary with one of his arrows and take her place in the ring. Green Arrow walks into the ring and [[spoiler:is thoroughly defeated in what might be the single worst non-Darkseid related beating in the entire Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse. Seeing Green Arrow "[[FakingTheDead dead]]" is enough of a shock to convince Wildcat leave the arena voluntarily, which [[BatmanGambit is exactly what Green Arrow wanted]]]].



** The General said it best in "Patriot Act":
--->'''Eiling''': You've got some on you, Amanda.
** A fan quote seems to sum up Waller: "In the real world, we tell Creator/ChuckNorris jokes. In the DCAU, they tell Amanda Waller jokes."



** In the same episode, Superman beating up Doomsday despite having his [[EyeScream heat vision ruined by a jagged-fisted punch to the eyes]]. To make it even better, when Wonder Wonder tries to help him, he just goes, "No! Stay with the evacuation! This ''isn't'' important! Getting those people to safety is!"

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** In the same episode, Superman beating up Doomsday despite having his [[EyeScream heat vision ruined by a jagged-fisted punch to the eyes]]. To make it even better, when Wonder Wonder tries to help him, he just goes, says, "No! Stay with the evacuation! This ''isn't'' important! Getting those people to safety is!"



** And there's J'onn J'onzz, when he descends on them as they're about to escape. He effortlessly beats them all in seconds, shakes off being torn in half by said living armor as if it was nothing (seriously it didn't take him even 10 seconds to reform and stand up) and then he starts throwing freaking Annihilator around like it was a puppet - the same thing that Wonder Woman couldn't even scratch. Even this one sentence is made of Awesome:
--->'''J'onn J'onzz''': Ask yourselves - is being in here with ''me'' what you truly desire?
*** After being torn in half:
---->'''J'onn J'onzz''': Green Lantern. Return to the Watchtower; I may need some assistance.
*** Heck, Task Force X is pretty much a gathering of the DCAU's most powerful badass normal villains. There's the [[AwesomeByAnalysis Clock King]], [[TheBigGuy Rick Flagg]], [[ColdSniper Deadshot]], [[StuffBlowingUp Plastique]], and [[ImprobableAimingSkills Captain Boomerang]].

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** Heck, Task Force X is pretty much a gathering of the DCAU's most powerful badass normal villains. There's the [[AwesomeByAnalysis Clock King]], [[TheBigGuy Rick Flagg]], [[ColdSniper Deadshot]], [[StuffBlowingUp Plastique]], and [[ImprobableAimingSkills Captain Boomerang]].
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And there's J'onn J'onzz, when he descends on them as they're about to escape. He effortlessly beats them all in seconds, shakes off being torn in half by said living armor as if it was nothing (seriously it didn't take him even 10 seconds to reform and stand up) and then he starts throwing freaking Annihilator around like it was a puppet - the same thing that Wonder Woman couldn't even scratch. Even this one sentence is made of Awesome:
--->'''J'onn -->'''J'onn J'onzz''': Ask yourselves - is being in here with ''me'' what you truly desire?
*** ** After being torn in half:
---->'''J'onn --->'''J'onn J'onzz''': Green Lantern. Return to the Watchtower; I may need some assistance.
*** Heck, Task Force X is pretty much a gathering of the DCAU's most powerful badass normal villains. There's the [[AwesomeByAnalysis Clock King]], [[TheBigGuy Rick Flagg]], [[ColdSniper Deadshot]], [[StuffBlowingUp Plastique]], and [[ImprobableAimingSkills Captain Boomerang]].




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* Wonder Woman taking out those small-time bank robbers, to the point where J'onn has to yell at her TO STOP because she could kill them was pretty awesome!
* Hawkgirl and WonderWoman tag-teaming to release Hades was awesome.



** Batman beats General Eiling with only one hand (the closest thing he gets to a comeuppance in the whole show) while still chewing out Waller for thinking the League had hostile intentions.
*** That and the way he chews out Waller. He knows that moral arguments won't work on her: she thinks that the Justice League aren't bound by morals and would assume he was lying. So he uses simple logic that plants doubts in her mind and gets her to start looking at Luthor.

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** * Batman beats General Eiling with only one hand (the ([[KarmaHoudini the closest thing he gets to a comeuppance in the whole show) show]]) while still chewing out Waller for thinking the League had hostile intentions.
*** ** That and the way he chews out Waller. He knows that moral arguments won't work on her: she thinks that the Justice League aren't bound by morals and would assume he was lying. So he uses simple logic that plants doubts in her mind and gets her to start looking at Luthor.



* Amanda Waller, a woman with [[BadassNormal no powers]] versus an amalgamation of evil genius/unstoppable robot/shape shifter:
--> '''Flash:''' I hate to interrupt this special live performance of The Thing With Two Heads, but it's time to go to jail now.
--> '''Waller:''' WhatHeSaid. ''[[[CombatPragmatist Shoots]] Lex Luthor/Braniac. [[ShootingSuperman It does bupkis]].]''
** Her entrance a few minutes earlier:
---> '''Waller:''' Hey, Lex! That android is Cadmus property. You're gonna have to find somewhere else to keep your brain. ''[blasts Luthor's [=AMAZO=]-droid with a {{BFG}}]'' A nano-disassembler beam. ''Your'' design, I believe.
---> '''Lex:''' Arrogant '''cow!''' It'll take weeks to build myself another android body!
---> '''Waller:''' You ain't ''got'' weeks, baldy!
** After being disarmed by Lex, he taunts her:
--->'''Lex Luthor''': Did you really think you could take ''me'' down all by yourself?
--->'''Amanda Waller''': Actually, yeah. But on the off-chance I might have been wrong...
--->[Lex looks behind him and see the founding members of the Justice League]
--->'''Flash''': [[MomentKiller Ta da!]]
* Brainithor spawning nanotech Brainiacs to defend him, then deciding he can "do better than that" and morphing into clones of their Justice Lord counterparts. The DarkReprise of the series' opening absolutely cements it.
* Flash effortlessly dodging the physical and mental assaults the League faces as the clones taunt them about their failures.
--> '''Lord!Flash:''' Slacker! Child! Clown! We have no place here among the world's greatest heroes!
--> '''Flash:''' Says you. I got a seat at the big conference table. I'm gonna paint my logo on it!
** Immediately followed by him punching his arm THROUGH Lord!Flash and vibrating until the clone explodes.
*** It goes unsaid until [[FreakyFridayFlip Luthor-in-Flash's-body]] thinks to use it, but Flash and GL are both aware that this is an ''instant-kill attack''. Wally can do it easily: [[ThouShaltNotKill but he won't.]]
** Also, props to the animation team for making "Justice Lord" Flash look like Professor Zoom, the Reverse-Flash from the comics. A very nice touch, emphasizing how different the two sets of teams are while being a MythologyGag at the same time.




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* Green Arrow's speech after Superman announces that the League is disbanding:
--->'''Green Arrow''': Says who? You remember what we did yesterday? We saved the world, again. You don't think that has any value? Well, think again, pal! The Justice League goes on, with or without you. Look, no one can question your service or commitment to making things better. If you're quitting because you think you've already done your fair share, fine. We'll throw you a parade. But if you're quitting because it's easier than continuing the fight, then you're not the heroes we all thought you were. The world needs the Justice League, and the Justice League needs you, Superman!




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* Batman comforting the dying Royal Flush Gang member Ace. Yes, even Batman sitting on a swing-seat and holding a young girl's hand is awesome.
** Also seen a couple of times in [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries his own show]] - with Harley, Baby Doll, ''et al''. Batman has a knack for connecting with deeply broken people.
* The ending, which is a perfect mirror shot of the first scene of the entire DCAU (from "On Leather Wings"), nearly 15 years before. Not to mention the music, which is essentially Batman's theme and throughout the DCAU, it only played when Bruce was Batman. Until this final scene, that is. He's not just Bruce's successor and [[spoiler:son]], he IS Batman.
* Phantasm (an aged Andrea Beaumont) during the flashback refusing to do what Waller had ordered: Kill eight year old Terry's parents. Although we don't hear it, she tells her that doing so would go against everything Batman did and fought for. This led Waller to dropping Project Batman Beyond.




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* Flash has a small one. He's on a Javelin with Hawkgirl and Fire when it's torn apart by a giant metal hawk. Flash can't fly, so Fire carries him. Then they see Hawkgirl having trouble with their attacker, so Flash tells Fire to drop him, both fully aware that he cannot fly. He's a senior member of the League, so Fire figures he has a plan and obeys. Not only does he not have a plan, he figures out how not to die on the way down.




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* Supergirl charging into battle without any of the powers she'd normally rely on, and still managing to kick a sizable amount of ass (with a sword, no less!). Especially her [[{{Determinator}} teeth-clenched "I... won't... quit"]], even while being slowly killed by a Kryptonite chunk. This is made even more badass considering she'd just carved that Kryptonite chunk out of Metallo's chest, using a dagger that she'd stealthily picked up after tricking Metallo into thinking she was totally helpless by making a show of being too weak to pick up a sword. The sheer badassery of that scene was enough to convert Stargirl from the AlphaBitch to a friend.




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* The scene where Green Arrow hums his ''own theme tune'' whilst kicking ass is just brilliant. Also doubles as [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments funny moment]].
** After having told off the vice president, Agent King Faraday warns Diana that he'll have his men shoot her if she does it again. Wonder Woman just [[ShootingSuperman points to her bracelets]].




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* The entire episode, which shows the Flash to be such an effective hero in his hometown that it puts Batman and Orion to shame. And more importantly, ''without any angst whatsoever''.
** A hero so effective, mind you, that he managed to ''talk down'' a member of his own Rogue's gallery by convincing him to get back on his meds and return to the mental hospital.
---> '''Trickster''' ''(toasting Flash):'' Got me again, Flash!
*** Forget speed. Flash's [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower power is his heart]].
* The episode shows a rare glimpse at Wally's private life as well. Not only does he appear to have a better balance at maintaining his dual life than his fellow leaguers, but Keystone City itself comes off as a way more pleasant place than Gotham or Metropolis.
* Also have to hand it to the Rogues: Captain Cold, Mirror Master, and Captain Boomerang held out pretty well against Batman and Orion (one of the ''new gods(!)''), only losing when Batman brings the Flash back into the battle.




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* The young monk at Nanda Parbat from TheShangriLa that stared down a group of the most dangerous villains in the world, kicked the crap out of Atomic Skull with wuxia martial arts then goes "This humble one would not presume to fight you alone." Cue badass Shaolin Monks out of nowhere!
* Lex ''shooting Grodd in the face'' and usurping the Secret Society.
-->'''Luthor:''' I wasn't going to do this for a few more weeks, but ''really'', turning everyone on the planet into ''apes?'' ''That'' was your "master plan?"




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* The speech that D-list Leaguer Shining Knight gives to the horribly empowered General Eiling counts as one, not only deconstructing the general's reasoning and motivations for being a hulked-out monster for "the greater good," but also defining what it means to be a hero (at least by his standards). In a time with edgy vigilantes and violent anti-heroes among the ranks of the League, it's awesome to see that someone still stands for the old guard, and doesn't waver in their beliefs:
-->'''Shining Knight (to Eiling):''' Do your worst, I'll not let you harm another.
-->'''Eiling:''' I do what I do in service to my country.
-->'''Shining Knight:''' Once, at the word of my lord, King Arthur, I was ordered to lay waste to an entire village. I knew my king's heart could not be so unjust, so I spared them all.
-->'''Eiling:''' Then you're a lousy soldier.
-->''Clocks Sir Justin across the jaw, staggering him.''
-->'''Shining Knight (panting & rubbing his jaw):''' There it is, the creeping moral decay of the past thousand years. ''(Attacks Eiling)'' Arthur thanked me, oaf! Had I been wrong, I would have handed over my sword and left the court in shame!
-->''Attacks Eiling again, only to be wrenched from his sword and thrown several feet''
-->'''Eiling:''' Save yourself a hospital stay and stand down. That magic armor won't help you.
-->''Justin doesn't listen and gets to his feet to go hand-to-hand with Eiling, only to be completely outclassed''
-->'''Eiling:''' You're a relic. In this world, power is the only thing that matters. You and those other no-name heroes? You're just people. In the great scheme of things, nothing you do has the least bit of significance. ''(punches Justin across the street, wounding him grievously)'' I'll waste you and a billion others like you before I let any power rival America's. It's my duty.
-->'''[[TheDeterminator Shining Knight (still trying to fight):]]''' You don't know what the word means.
-->'''Eiling:''' You can't win.
-->'''Shining Knight (rising shakily to his feet):''' I'll die as befits a knight, defending the weak.
-->'''Eiling:''' Why don't you give up?!
-->'''Shining Knight:''' Why don't you?
* Vigilante riding a motorbike towards his enemy at high speed, jumping off at the last moment, and shooting it so it explodes on impact. [[NoSell It doesn't work]], but still...
** Two more: Vigilante taking care of getting a few boys in the crowd out of there by telling them to "do the very important job" of pseudo-crowd control, and then one of these boys hurling a demolition ball at Eiling when he was about to kill S.T.R.I.P.E.
*** Vigilante is just CMOA incarnate. Every time he shows up, you know the coolness will get turned up mighty quick. He is also voiced by Creator/NathanFillion...
* The final crowning moment goes to the old woman at the end, who with just one line stopped Eiling in his tracks. ("[[ArmorPiercingQuestion Tell me, son: how many of us do you have to kill to keep us safe?]]") One more line from one of Vigilante's "deputies" (the kids) and Eiling leaves peacefully. Granted, this is Metropolis and the citizens have seen their share of supervillains, but facing down someone who took out seven Leaguers with almost no effort still takes balls.
** Nine words: "''You're'' the only one around here with super powers."
* Green Arrow and Speedy's quantum arrows?
** And then when ''that'' doesn't work, they ''rush him with nothing but their bows.'' They know they don't stand a chance, and yet they don't even hesitate.
* The entire episode is a Crowning Moment for the Seven Soldiers of Victory from beginning to end. From showing the skeptical crowd at the parade they're just as cool as The A-list Heroes (no doubt after the episode they got a parade of their own) to refusing to give up no matter what despite the odds. Even Crimson Avenger, who got a screen time of about 20 seconds before getting KO'ed, fearlessly fires his gas gun at Eiling, which causes him to stagger backwards. Proof that you don't need superpowers to be a hero. Sometimes courage is the best superpower to have.




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* The end of "The Great Brain Robbery," the Legion has Lex detained - thinking he's an impostor despite his objections. Having already been itching for a power play, Doctor Polaris decides to dispose of him regardless and uses his powers to rip several very sharp metal fragments out of the ceiling. Lex presses a button on his belt, overriding Polaris' control of his powers. The look of OhCrap on Polaris' face is priceless.
-->'''Lex:''' ''[standing up]'' [[BadassBoast That's how you know I'm Luthor.]] When I augmented your powers, I also made sure I can override your abilities. Would anyone else care to try me?
** And this is ''after'' he ran rings around the Justice League in Flash's body, displaying almost terrifying competence with Flash's powers.
*** Even better is that they make it clear that everything Luthor does in Flash's body isn't the result of a genius taking advantage of potential the hero was never aware of. Flash himself knows how to do everything Luthor did and simply chooses not to because it's too deadly. Lantern even recognizes instantly how bad the situation is.




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* Four really tough superheroines (Black Canary, Huntress, Vixen, and ''Hawkgirl'') find they're going to have to fight a cage match against a mind-controlled opponent. They're ready for action. Then you see [[OhCrap the raw fear on their faces]] when the opponent appears. It's Wonder Woman. The superheroines actually ''back up''.
-->'''Vixen''': Anyone got a plan?\\
'''Hawkgirl''': Yeah. Try to stay alive.\\
'''Huntress''': Anybody got a ''good'' plan?




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* Supergirl's battle against the ''entire'' brainwashed Legion of Superheroes (minus Brainiac Five and plus Green Lantern). Immediately before it, she's told that according to history, she never comes back from the future, implying she's going to die. Does that stop her? Not a chance. And until GL steps in, ''she's actually winning''.




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* Hawkgirl's short rapport with Vixen about how lovers' quarrels are resolved on Thanagar:
--> '''Hawkgirl''': It's not like I can just [[MurderTheHypotenuse assassinate you in your sleep or poison your water]]. [''wistfully''] [[BlackComedy I miss Thanagar]].
** She then tosses a bottle of water to Vixen as she's leaving. Vixen's response? "Really, not worried," as she drops the bottle in the trash. Even when being funny, Hawkgirl can manage to be awesome.




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* Sinestro destroying a ''Tyrannosaurus rex''-sized fire-breathing war machine by using his ring to create a {{Kaiju}}-sized dragon.
* Toyman [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYC7EdZTxpA owning]] Killer Frost with his KillerYoyo. "Sleeper."
* Lex's defeat of Grodd. It isn't when he turns Grodd's mind-control powers against him. It isn't when he uses those powers to make Grodd kneel and call him "master," or even to enter the ship's airlock. It's when Luthor ''turns off'' the mind control right before [[ThrownOutTheAirlock spacing Grodd]], just so that he would be fully aware of how thoroughly owned he was just before he died.
--->'''Lex Luthor''': Goodbye, Grodd. It could have gone the other way.
--->'''Grodd''': It really could have, couldn't it?
--->'''Lex Luthor''': ... No. ''But why speak ill of the dead''? [ejects him into space]
%%*** This is also a CMOA for Grodd since he, even as he's being sucked out the airlock into hyperspace, swears that he shall have his revenge on Lex for his treachery. NOTE: How is making a threat he has no way of carrying out a CMOA?
* After the unsuccessful mutiny, the followers of Grodd are all gathered together:
-->'''Lex Luthor''': Can any of you give me ''one'' good reason to let you live?
-->''Killer Frost walks out of the group, takes a moment to examine her nails, and then freezes the rest of the group solid.''
-->'''Lex Luthor''': Killer Frost. You've got a future. Get rid of the rest.
-->'''Killer Frost''': ''* salutes* '' You got it.
* Darkseid's return. Lex Luthor and everyone with him thinks that they're bringing back Brainiac. Luthor is overjoyed...and then they see who came back instead. [[MassOhCrap The look of utter fear]] on ''every'' villain's face makes the entire scene.
* "Alive!" itself is a [=CMoA=] for the fact that it's entirely focused on ''the villains'' from the series. The fact that they could actually do this and have it be ''one of the best episodes of the series'' is utterly amazing.




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* The EnemyCivilWar in Apokolips coming to a screeching halt when the population instead bows down to Darkseid after his explosive entrance.
** To do that scene a little more justice, remember that Apokolips is essentially a {{Planet|OfHats}} of [[TheStarscream Starscreams]], where loyalty as a general rule doesn't extend beyond oneself. And then Darkseid comes back. With any other EvilOverlord, you'd expect at least one upstart commander to challenge his return (and be promptly silenced). But here? They don't do anything. They all just bow. [[PhysicalGod Darkseid]] [[BadassBoast IS]] indeed.
* The Question (yeah, he gets a lot of these) takes down a swarm of Parademons by ''[[CarFu running them over with his car]]''. Immediately afterwards, he takes out another Parademon that was crawling through his car window by ''punching it in the face''.
** Heck, the entire sequence is all five Steve Ditko characters (Hawk, Dove, ComicBook/TheCreeper, ComicBook/TheQuestion and ComicBook/CaptainAtom) in the Justice League kicking ass together, which is a CMOA in and of itself.
** Other Parademon takedowns include: Giganta effortlessly sweeping a group of them off the [[MonumentalBattle Eiffel Tower]]; Toyman shooting Nerf darts at the Parademons who have surrounded him with seemingly no effect, until said Parademons ''explode''; Lex Luthor blasting away with GunsAkimbo FrickinLaserBeams; ''an old Chinese man'' punching out Para-Demons on the Great Wall of China ([[spoiler:okay, it turned out to be the ComicBook/MartianManhunter, but c'mon... ]]). Note that many of these last only seconds, and they follow each other in rapid succession.
** Commander Steel, one of the [[LivingProp background heroes who wasn't even named in the series]] and a Captain America-lookalike, saves a wounded Hawkgirl by throwing a shield and ''decapitating'' a Parademon.
* ComicBook/GreenLantern and {{ComicBook/The Flash}} destroying one of the [[ThisIsADrill drill]] [[WeaponOfMassDestruction Weapons Of Mass Destruction]].
-->'''Green Lantern:''' We gotta find a way to take this out for good.\\
'''Flash:''' Why don't you just throw it into the sun?\\
''(beat)''\\
'''Flash:''' Yeah, I guess that was a pretty stupid idea.\\
'''Green Lantern:''' No, maybe you're onto something. But I'll need more leverage. And a trench.\\
'''Flash:''' On it. ''* Flash [[SuperSpeed runs]] a trench into the ground* ''\\
'''Flash:''' Now what?\\
''Green Lantern uses his ring to create a '''huge''' catapult''\\
'''Flash:''' Aw cool.\\
'''Green Lantern:''' ''* flings the weapon away* '' Doesn't look like it ''quite'' made escape velocity.\\
'''Flash:''' Nope.\\
''The weapon collides with an invading spaceship. [[StuffBlowingUp An explosion ensues.]]''\\
'''Flash:''' Good effort, though.
* Darkseid's speech before fighting Superman, ending it the same way as Superman's speech the last time they fought:
-->'''Darkseid''': I hope you appreciate, Kal-El, that everything that happens from this point is on your head. The skies will rain fire, the oceans will boil, the streets will run red with the blood of billions. Only then, after your last pitiful hope is extinguished, will I end your life. '''[[ContinuityNod Let's go.]]'''
** And mere minutes later, just before the throwdown really begins.
--->'''Darkseid:''' I'm more powerful than I've ever been, and the last time we met, you barely managed to hold your own.\\
'''Superman:''' Funny, that's not how I remember it.\\
'''Darkseid:''' Allow me to refresh your memory.\\
''(Darkseid '''picks up the Daily Planet's globe and slams it into Superman)'''''
* The image of Batman and Lex Luthor as BackToBackBadasses and the fact that they're basically working as partners through most of the battle makes one just a little disappointed Lex didn't team up with the Justice League more often.
* Batman attacking Darkseid not once, but ''twice'', '''then''' dodging Darkseid's [[EyeBeams Omega Beams]] - beams that ordinarily home on any target, veering around obstacles to destroy it. Even Darkseid is impressed.
** Darkseid then wonders out loud if Lex is as agile. Lex, horrified, jumps off the floor they're on and runs away. Darkseid simply notes, "[[BlackComedy Excellent]] [[CombatPregmatist strategy]]."
* Superman's WorldOfCardboardSpeech. Not to mention him "cutting loose" immediately afterwards. The look of utter ''shock'' on Darkseid's face as the punch connects seals it. You can see him realize, in that instant, that he seriously underestimated the Man of Steel.
--> ''Batman attempts to tackle Darkseid from the back, going about as well as you'd imagine.''
--> '''Darkseid:''' You ''still'' try to fight...? *He simply hurls Batman away* Can't you see that it's ''hopeless?''
--> '''''[[MegatonPunch WHAM.]]''''' Superman punches Darkseid ''hard''. He punches again, then pins Darkseid to a wall by the neck.
--> '''Superman:''' That man won't quit as long as he can still draw breath. ''None of my teammates will.'' Me? I've got a '''different problem'''.
--> ''He relentlessly pounds on Darkseid some more, to the point where Darkseid is '''hurled through the wall'''.''
--> '''Superman:''' I feel like I live in a world made of''' [[TropeNamer cardboard]]'''. Always taking constant care not to break something -- to break some''one''. Never allowing myself to lose control, even for a ''moment'', or someone could ''die''.
--> ''Darkseid attempts to counterattack. Key word here being "attempts", as Superman blocks his blow and floors him with a devastating punch to the face.''
--> '''Superman:''' But ''you can take it'', can't you, big man? What we have here is a rare opportunity for me to ''cut loose''...and show you '''just how powerful ''I really am''.'''
** Which is stopped the moment Darkseid uses the Agony Matrix to put Superman through as much pain as possible.
--->'''Darkseid''': It's called the Agony Matrix. Direct neural stimulation of pain receptors - ''all of them''. Imagine the worst pain you've ever felt in your life times a thousand. Now imagine that pain continuing. '''Forever'''. Oh, that's right...you don't ''have'' to imagine.
** Combine the two above, and you realize ''why'' Darkseid did that. After taking that first punch, he knew that if he continued the straight fight, Superman would have ''kicked his ass''. He pulled that trick because Kal-El cutting loose ''scared the shit out of him''.
* How Lex finished things off: "I just had to get my [[BadassInANiceSuit power suit]]." Just to point out - he's wearing his usual [[BadassInANiceSuit business suit]], not his robotic armor. The fact that he refers to the outfit he was first seen in ever - the suit he wears in the world of finance, as his power suit, really tells you something about him. "...first you have some business with me," indeed.
** And the scene before it:
--->"You have to have a twelfth level intellect to even have a chance at comprehending it."
--->"Then I'm over-qualified."
** Keep in mind, Luthor got that far by ''holding up a god with a blaster.''
* The Atomic Skull, who barely had ''any'' lines before the last episode, stealing every scene he's in. His reaction when told the League will give them a five-minute head start before putting them back in prison caps it.
--> '''Atomic Skull''' ''(indignant):'' Five minutes?!
* The Flash's moment was probably when Giganta kissed him out of nowhere. ''He'' probably thought so, at least.



** Later in the episode, he confronts Galatea with his conclusion that the TwinTelepathy link to Supergirl is not only exposing her activities, it's interfering with them by causing her to be affected by Supergirl's conscience... and to prove his point he ''dares Galatea to kill him right then and there''.



* Amanda Waller, a woman with [[BadassNormal no powers]] versus an amalgamation of evil genius/unstoppable robot/shape shifter:
--> '''Flash:''' I hate to interrupt this special live performance of The Thing With Two Heads, but it's time to go to jail now.
--> '''Waller:''' WhatHeSaid. ''[[[CombatPragmatist Shoots]] Lex Luthor/Braniac. [[ShootingSuperman It does bupkis]].]''
** Her entrance a few minutes earlier:
---> '''Waller:''' Hey, Lex! That android is Cadmus property. You're gonna have to find somewhere else to keep your brain. ''[blasts Luthor's [=AMAZO=]-droid with a {{BFG}}]'' A nano-disassembler beam. ''Your'' design, I believe.
---> '''Lex:''' Arrogant '''cow!''' It'll take weeks to build myself another android body!
---> '''Waller:''' You ain't ''got'' weeks, baldy!
*** After being disarmed by Lex, he taunts her:
--->'''Lex Luthor''': Did you really think you could take ''me'' down all by yourself?
--->'''Amanda Waller''': Actually, yeah. But on the off-chance I might have been wrong...
--->(Lex looks behind him and see the founding members of the Justice League.)
--->'''Flash''': [[MomentKiller Ta da!]]
* Brainithor spawning nanotech Brainiacs to defend him, then deciding he can "do better than that" and morphing into clones of their Justice Lord counterparts. The DarkReprise of the series' opening absolutely cements it.
* Flash effortlessly dodging the physical and mental assaults the League faces as the clones taunt them about their failures.
--> '''Lord!Flash:''' Slacker! Child! Clown! We have no place here among the world's greatest heroes!
--> '''Flash:''' Says you. I got a seat at the big conference table. I'm gonna paint my logo on it!
** Immediately followed by him punching his arm THROUGH Lord!Flash and vibrating until the clone explodes.
*** It goes unsaid until [[FreakyFridayFlip Luthor-in-Flash's-body]] thinks to use it, but Flash and GL are both aware that this is an ''instant-kill attack''. Wally can do it easily: [[ThouShaltNotKill but he won't.]]
** Also, props to the animation team for making "Justice Lord" Flash look like Professor Zoom, the Reverse-Flash from the comics. A very nice touch, emphasizing how different the two sets of teams are while being a MythologyGag at the same time.
* Batman comforting the dying Royal Flush Gang member Ace in "Epilogue". Yes, even Batman sitting on a swing-seat and holding a young girl's hand is awesome.
** Also seen a couple of times in [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries his own show]] - with Harley, Baby Doll, ''et al''. Batman has a knack for connecting with deeply broken people.
** The ending, which is a perfect mirror shot of the first scene of the entire DCAU (from "On Leather Wings"), nearly 15 years before. Not to mention the music, which is essentially Batman's theme and throughout the DCAU, it only played when Bruce was Batman. Until this final scene, that is. He's not just Bruce's successor and [[spoiler: son]], he IS Batman.
* Phantasm (an aged Andrea Beaumont) during the flashback refusing to do what Waller had ordered: Kill eight year old Terry's parents. Although we don't hear it, she tells her that doing so would go against everything Batman did and fought for. This led Waller to dropping Project Batman Beyond.
* Lex ''shooting Grodd in the face'' and usurping the Secret Society.
--> '''Luthor:''' I wasn't going to do this for a few more weeks, but ''really'', turning everyone on the planet into ''apes?'' ''That'' was your "master plan?"
* The Flash's moment was probably when Giganta kissed him out of nowhere. ''He'' probably thought so, at least.
** Or better yet, the entire episode "Flash and Substance", which showed him to be such an effective hero in his hometown that it put Batman and Orion to shame. And more importantly, ''without any angst whatsoever''.
*** A hero so effective, mind you, that he managed to ''talk down'' a member of his own Rogue's gallery by convincing him to get back on his meds and return to the mental hospital.
----> '''Trickster''' ''(toasting Flash):'' Got me again, Flash!
*** Forget speed. Flash's [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower power is his heart]].
*** The episode shows a rare glimpse at Wally's private life as well. Not only does he appear to have a better balance at maintaining his dual life than his fellow leaguers, but Keystone City itself comes off as a way more pleasant place than Gotham or Metropolis.
*** Also have to hand it to the Rogues: Captain Cold, Mirror Master, and Captain Boomerang held out pretty well against Batman and Orion (one of the ''new gods(!)''), only losing when Batman brings the Flash back into the battle.
** The General said it best in "Patriot Act":
--->'''Eiling''': You've got some on you, Amanda.
** A fan quote seems to sum up Waller: "In the real world, we tell Creator/ChuckNorris jokes. In the DCAU, they tell Amanda Waller jokes."
* In "Patriot Act," the speech that D-list Leaguer Shining Knight gives to the horribly empowered General Eiling counts as one, not only deconstructing the General's reasoning and motivations for being a hulked-out monster for "the greater good," but also defining what it means to be a hero (at least by his standards). In a time with edgy vigilantes and violent anti-heroes among the ranks of the League, it's awesome to see that someone still stands for the old guard, and doesn't waver in their beliefs:
-->'''Shining Knight (to Eiling):''' Do your worst, I'll not let you harm another.
-->'''Eiling:''' I do what I do in service to my country.
-->'''Shining Knight:''' Once, at the word of my lord, King Arthur, I was ordered to lay waste to an entire village. I knew my king's heart could not be so unjust, so I spared them all.
-->'''Eiling:''' Then you're a lousy soldier.
-->''Clocks Sir Justin across the jaw, staggering him.''
-->'''Shining Knight (panting & rubbing his jaw):''' There it is, the creeping moral decay of the past thousand years. ''(Attacks Eiling)'' Arthur thanked me, oaf! Had I been wrong, I would have handed over my sword and left the court in shame!
-->''Attacks Eiling again, only to be wrenched from his sword and thrown several feet''
-->'''Eiling:''' Save yourself a hospital stay and stand down. That magic armor won't help you.
-->''Justin doesn't listen and gets to his feet to go hand-to-hand with Eiling, only to be completely outclassed''
-->'''Eiling:''' You're a relic. In this world, power is the only thing that matters. You and those other no-name heroes? You're just people. In the great scheme of things, nothing you do has the least bit of significance. ''(punches Justin across the street, wounding him grievously)'' I'll waste you and a billion others like you before I let any power rival America's. It's my duty.
-->'''[[TheDeterminator Shining Knight (still trying to fight):]]''' You don't know what the word means.
-->'''Eiling:''' You can't win.
-->'''Shining Knight (rising shakily to his feet):''' I'll die as befits a knight, defending the weak.
-->'''Eiling:''' Why don't you give up?!
-->'''Shining Knight:''' Why don't you?
** That, and Vigilante riding a motorbike towards his enemy at high speed, jumping off at the last moment and shooting it so it exploded on impact. [[NoSell It didn't work]], but still...
** Two more: Vigilante taking care of getting a few boys in the crowd out of there by telling them to "do the very important job" of pseudo-crowd control, and then one of these boys hurling a demolition ball at Eiling when he was about to kill S.T.R.I.P.E.
*** Vigilante is just CMOA incarnate. Every time he shows up, you know the coolness will get turned up mighty quick. He is also voiced by Creator/NathanFillion...
** The final crowning moment goes to the old woman at the end, who with just one line stopped Eiling in his tracks. ("[[ArmorPiercingQuestion Tell me, son: how many of us do you have to kill to keep us safe?]]") One more line from one of Vigilante's "deputies" (the kids) and Eiling leaves peacefully. Granted, this is Metropolis and the citizens have seen their share of supervillains, but facing down someone who took out seven Leaguers with almost no effort still takes balls.
*** Nine words: "''You're'' the only one around here with super powers."
** How about Green Arrow and Speedy's quantum arrows?
*** And then when ''that'' doesn't work, they ''rush him with nothing but their bows.'' They know they don't stand a chance, and yet they didn't even hesitate.
** The entire episode is a Crowning Moment for the Seven Soldiers of Victory from beginning to end. From showing the skeptical crowd at the parade they're just as cool as The A-list Heroes (no doubt after the episode they got a parade of their own) to refusing to give up no matter what despite the odds. Even Crimson Avenger, who got a screen time of about 20 seconds before getting KO'ed, fearlessly fires his gas gun at Eiling, which causes him to stagger backwards. Proof that you don't need superpowers to be a hero. Sometimes courage is the best superpower to have.
* Aquaman defeating Wonder Twins {{Expy}} Downpour, after Downpour [[ShootingSuperman tried to take Aquaman out with a tidal wave.]] Aquaman's response: a FascinatingEyebrow, an OffhandBackhand, and the comment, "King of the Seas, remember?"
* Green Arrow gets plenty of awesome scenes (some complain ''[[SpotlightStealingSquad too]]'' many) but the best two are:
** His speech after Superman announces that the League is disbanding in "Divided We Fall":
--->'''Green Arrow''': Says who? You remember what we did yesterday? We saved the world, again. You don't think that has any value? Well, think again, pal! The Justice League goes on, with or without you. Look, no one can question your service or commitment to making things better. If you're quitting because you think you've already done your fair share, fine. We'll throw you a parade. But if you're quitting because it's easier than continuing the fight, then you're not the heroes we all thought you were. The world needs the Justice League, and the Justice League needs you, Superman!
** Not as supremely awesome as above, but the scene in "To Another Shore" where he hums his ''own theme tune'' whilst kicking ass is just brilliant. Also doubles as [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments funny moment]].
* "ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything". All of it from start to finish. Each of the Big Three gets a big [=CMoA=] in this episode. [[TookALevelInBadass Mongul goes from being "Darkseid lite" to a truly menacing foe who traps Superman in an insidious prison and later matches an]] ''[[TookALevelInBadass enraged Superman]]'' [[TookALevelInBadass blow for blow]]. Wonder Woman put up one hell of a fight against Mongul earlier; remember that Mongul is someone who can take blows from ''Superman''. Proving that you don't have to win to look badass. Batman reaches Superman through the LotusEaterMachine. And Superman? Well...
-->'''Superman''': '''''Burn.'''''
** The writers of the episode deserve props too. The animation, script, and sound track make it clear that they wanted to pay as much respect to Creator/AlanMoore as possible. There's even a ContinuityNod when Superman's dream Krypton explodes; the tragic musical score that plays during it is the same as the one that plays during the ''real'' Krypton's destruction in the Superman pilot "The Last Son of Krypton". Batman's dream is a short but poignant one; it's shocking to see a genuine ''smile'' on Batman's face.
** The heart-wrenching sadness in Superman's voice when he realises his perfect world isn't real and has to say goodbye to his son qualifies as a CMOA for his voice actor, George Newbern.
** This is also the only adaptation of his work that Alan Moore likes apart from ''Saturday Morning Cartoon Watchmen''.
** Even though it isn't real, it's quite something to see Thomas Wayne beat the everloving crap out of Joe Chill.
* A moment of awesome for Diana is in "Grudge Match". Four really tough Justice Leaguers (Black Canary, Huntress, Vixen, and ''Hawkgirl'') find they're going to have to fight a cage match against a mind-controlled opponent. They're ready for action. Then you see [[OhCrap the raw fear on their faces]] when the opponent appears. It's Wonder Woman. The superheroines actually ''back up''.
-->'''Vixen''': Anyone got a plan?\\
'''Hawkgirl''': Yeah. Try to stay alive.\\
'''Huntress''': Anybody got a ''good'' plan?
** Speaking of Wonder Woman, in "Starcrossed", she's the one who got their escape going. Not Batman, as might have been expected, or any of the others. Without her, the series ends right there, along with the Earth.
*** She intimidates the guard into feeding her, than proceeds to steal his knife and kick his butt, all while tied up.
---> '''Wonder Woman''': Don't worry, little man, I won't bite.
** She gets a good one in "To Another Shore". After having told off the vice president, Agent King Faraday warns her that he'll have his men shoot her if she does it again. Wonder Woman just [[ShootingSuperman points to her bracelets]].
*** On a related note, Diana should blast stuff with bazookas more often.
** When she floors the Nazi soldiers, and we see Steve Trevor with his mouth (quite understandably) hanging open.
** When she took on Mongul long enough for Batman to free Supes from the Black Mercy. Seriously... Mongul even stated that only Superman could stop him. Wonder Woman held out LONG ENOUGH for Supes to wake up and jump into the action. She did an awesome job fighting too.
--->'''Mongul''': I'd advice you to try the plasma disruptor... it's more of a ''woman'''s weapon.
--->'''WonderWoman''': Go... To... H--''[[CurseCutShort *Boom!*]]
*** And, even after being severely beaten by Mongul, she still gathered forces to: 1) free Batman from the Black Mercy; 2) Resist the Black Mercy's attempt to dominate her; 3) Throw it at Mongul.
** Wonder Woman taking out those small-time bank robbers, to the point where J'onn has to yell at her TO STOP because she could kill them was pretty awesome!
** Also Hawkgirl and WonderWoman tag teaming to release Hades was awesome too...
** Wonder Woman crushing a statue (with her bare hand) as a dismissal of Batman's [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies rather flimsy excuse for why they can't be in a relationship]].
** She also figured out his identity without magic or X-Ray vision.
** When Batboy is picked up by a giant "action figure", and is about to be skewered with a spear, Kid Diana comes up, with one punch, makes the thing crumble into pebbles! Wondergirl catches Kid Bruce/Batboy in bridal style and asks, "You OK, tough guy?"... double points for embarrassed little Bruce to squirm and shout, "Let me go! I'm fine!" before storming off like, well, a pouting 8 year old! It was [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome awesome]], [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments adorable]] AND [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hilarious]]!
*** You can watch the bit right here [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qw7WuiItdA&feature=related starting at 2:04]]
** And in the same said episode ("Kids Stuff"), when Batboy, Superboy, and Kid Lantern could do nothing to stop baby Etrigan from attacking them, it's LITTLE DIANA that puts a stop to baby Etrigan! By talking to him like a mother would scold their child for being naughty. Also doubles as a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments CMoH]] when she calms the baby demon down. You can watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldjWyZD3vwc here]].
** The DCAU creators have stated that whenever they have one of their big "JLU vs. endless mooks" fights, Wonder Woman is always kicking the most ass. She's basically TheBigGuy of the show.
* As befitting of a two-parter series-ending GrandFinale, "Alive!" and "Destroyer" had this for pretty much everyone involved, but some that stand above the rest are:
** Lex's defeat of Grodd in "Alive." It isn't when he turns Grodd's mind-control powers against him. It isn't when he uses those powers to make Grodd kneel and call him "master," or even to enter the ship's airlock. It's when Luthor ''turns off'' the mind control right before [[ThrownOutTheAirlock spacing Grodd]], just so that he would be fully aware of how thoroughly owned he was just before he died.
--->'''Lex Luthor''': Goodbye, Grodd. It could have gone the other way.
--->'''Grodd''': It really could have, couldn't it?
--->'''Lex Luthor''': ... No. ''But why speak ill of the dead''? [Ejects him into space]
*** This is also a CMOA for Grodd since he, even as he's being sucked out the airlock into hyperspace, swears that he shall have his revenge on Lex for his treachery.
---->'''Grodd''': You twisted little pink rat-hole of a hominid, I'm not done with you! I'll get out of this, and when I do...!
*** And this moment gets even better if you've seen ''Series/TheFlash2014'', where [[spoiler: Luthor's voice actor Clancy Brown plays General Eiling...who is seemingly killed by Grodd. So he did get his revenge after all]].
---->'''Subverted somewhat when it's revealed that Grodd didn't kill him, he used him as a thug, but still, the look on his face when he recovers...
** Also in ''Alive'', Toyman [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYC7EdZTxpA owning]] Killer Frost with his KillerYoyo. "Sleeper."
** After the unsuccessful mutiny the followers of Grodd are all gathered together:
--->'''Lex Luthor''': Can any of you give me ''one'' good reason to let you live?
--->''Killer Frost walks out of the group, takes a moment to examine her nails, and then freezes the rest of the group solid.''
--->'''Lex Luthor''': Killer Frost. You've got a future. Get rid of the rest.
--->'''Killer Frost''': ''* salutes* '' You got it.
*** "Alive!" itself is a [=CMoA=] for the fact that it's entirely focused on ''the villains'' from the series. The fact that they could actually do this and have it be ''one of the best episodes of the series'' is utterly amazing.
** Sinestro destroying a ''Tyrannosaurus rex''-sized fire-breathing war machine by using his ring to create a {{Kaiju}} sized dragon.
** The Question (yeah, he gets a lot of these) takes down a swarm of Parademons by ''[[CarFu running them over with his car]]''. Immediately afterwards, he takes out another Parademon that was crawling through his car window by ''punching it in the face''.
*** Heck, the entire sequence is all five Steve Ditko characters (Hawk, Dove, ComicBook/TheCreeper, ComicBook/TheQuestion and ComicBook/CaptainAtom) in the Justice League kicking ass together, which is a CMOA in and of itself.
*** Other Parademon takedowns include: Giganta effortlessly sweeping a group of them off the [[MonumentalBattle Eiffel Tower]]; Toyman shooting Nerf darts at the Parademons who have surrounded him with seemingly no effect, until said Parademons ''explode''; Lex Luthor blasting away with GunsAkimbo FrickinLaserBeams; ''an old Chinese man'' punching out Para-Demons on the Great Wall of China ([[spoiler:okay, it turned out to be the ComicBook/MartianManhunter, but c'mon... ]]). Note that many of these last only seconds, and they follow each other in rapid succession.
** The EnemyCivilWar in Apokolips coming to a screeching halt when the population instead bow down to Darkseid after his explosive entrance.
*** To do that scene a little more justice, remember that Apokolips is essentially a {{Planet|OfHats}} of [[TheStarscream Starscreams]], where loyalty as a general rule doesn't extend beyond ones self. And then Darkseid comes back. With any other EvilOverlord, you'd expect at least one upstart commander to challenge his return (and be promptly silenced). But here? They don't do anything. They all just bow. [[PhysicalGod Darkseid]] [[BadassBoast IS]] indeed.
*** His entire return was this. Lex Luthor and everyone with him thinks that they're bringing back Brainiac. Luthor is overjoyed...and then they see who came back instead. [[MassOhCrap The look of utter fear]] on ''every'' villain's face makes the entire scene.
** Darkseid's speech before fighting Superman, ending it the same way as Superman's speech the last time they fought:
--->'''Darkseid''': I hope you appreciate, Kal-El, that everything that happens from this point is on your head. The skies will rain fire, the oceans will boil, the streets will run red with the blood of billions. Only then, after your last pitiful hope is extinguished, will I end your life. '''[[ContinuityNod Let's go.]]'''
*** And mere minutes later, just before the throw-down really begins.
--->'''Darkseid:''' I'm more powerful than I've ever been and the last time we met, you barely managed to hold your own.\\
'''Superman:''' Funny, that's not how I remember it.\\
'''Darkseid:''' Allow me to refresh your memory.\\
''(Darkseid '''picks up the Daily Planet's globe and slams it into Superman)'''''
** Commander Steel, one of the [[LivingProp background heroes who wasn't even named in the series]] and a Captain America-lookalike, saves a wounded Hawkgirl by throwing a shield and ''decapitating'' a Parademon.
** ComicBook/GreenLantern and {{ComicBook/The Flash}} destroying one of the [[ThisIsADrill drill]] [[WeaponOfMassDestruction Weapons Of Mass Destruction]].
--->'''Green Lantern:''' We gotta find a way to take this out for good.\\
'''Flash:''' Why don't you just throw it into the sun?\\
''(beat)''\\
'''Flash:''' Yeah, I guess that was a pretty stupid idea.\\
'''Green Lantern:''' No, maybe you're onto something. But I'll need more leverage. And a trench.\\
'''Flash:''' On it. ''* Flash [[SuperSpeed runs]] a trench into the ground* ''\\
'''Flash:''' Now what?\\
''Green Lantern uses his ring to create a '''huge''' catapult''\\
'''Flash:''' Aw cool.\\
'''Green Lantern:''' ''* flings the weapon away* '' Doesn't look like it ''quite'' made escape velocity.\\
'''Flash:''' Nope.\\
''The weapon collides with an invading spaceship. [[StuffBlowingUp An explosion ensues.]]''\\
'''Flash:''' Good effort though.
** The image of Batman and Lex Luthor as BackToBackBadasses and the fact that they're basically working as partners through most of the battle makes me just a little disappointed Lex didn't team up with the Justice League more often.
** Batman attacking Darkseid not once, but ''twice'', '''then''' dodging Darkseid's [[EyeBeams Omega Beams]] - beams that ordinarily home on any target, veering around obstacles to destroy it. Even Darkseid is impressed.
*** Darkseid then wonders out loud if Lex is as agile. Lex, horrified, jumps off the floor they're on and runs away. Darkseid simply notes, "[[BlackComedy Excellent strategy]]."
** Superman's WorldOfCardboardSpeech. Not to mention him "cutting loose" immediately afterwards. The look of utter ''shock'' on Darkseid's face as the punch connects seals it. You can see him realize, in that instant, that he seriously underestimated the Man of Steel.
---> ''Batman attempts to tackle Darkseid from the back, going about as well as you'd imagine.''
---> '''Darkseid:''' You ''still'' try to fight...? *He simply hurls Batman away* Can't you see that it's ''hopeless?''
---> '''''[[MegatonPunch WHAM.]]'''''
---> '''Superman:''' That man won't quit as long as he can still draw breath. ''None of my teammates will.'' Me? I've got a '''different problem'''.
---> ''He relentlessly pounds on Darkseid some more, to the point where Darkseid is '''hurled through the wall'''.''
---> '''Superman:''' I feel like I live in a world made of...''' [[TropeNamer cardboard]]'''. Always taking constant care not to break something -- to break some''one''. Never allowing myself to lose control, even for a ''moment'', or someone...could ''die''.
---> ''Darkseid attempts to counterattack. Key word here being "attempts", as Superman blocks his blow and floors him with a devastating punch to the face.''
---> '''Superman:''' But ''you can take it'', can't you, big man? What we have here is a rare opportunity for me to ''cut loose''...and show you '''just how powerful ''I really am''.'''
*** Which is stopped the moment Darkseid uses the Agony Matrix to put Superman through as much pain as possible.
--->'''Darkseid''': It's called the Agony Matrix. Direct neural stimulation of pain receptors - ''all of them''. Imagine the worst pain you've ever felt in your life times a thousand. Now imagine that pain continuing. '''Forever'''. Oh, that's right...you don't ''have'' to imagine.
*** Combine the two above, and you realize ''why'' Darkseid did that. After taking that first punch, he knew that if he continued the straight fight, Superman would have ''kicked his ass''. He pulled that trick because Kal-El cutting loose ''scared the shit out of him''.
** How Lex finished things off: "I just had to get my [[BadassInANiceSuit power suit]]." Just to point out - he's wearing his usual [[BadassInANiceSuit business suit]], not his robotic armor. The fact that he refers to the outfit he was first seen in ever - the suit he wears in the world of finance, as his power suit, really tells you something about him. "...first you have some business with me," indeed.
** And the scene before it:
---> "You have to have a twelfth level intellect to even have a chance at comprehending it."
---> "Then I'm over-qualified."
*** Keep in mind, Luthor got that far by ''holding up a god with a blaster.''
* The Atomic Skull, who barely had ''any'' lines before the last episode, stealing every scene he was in.
--> '''Atomic Skull''' ''(indignant):'' Five minutes?!
** On a related note, Sonar accomplished something similar in "Grudge Match". From suggesting the most fan-servicey episode in the entire show to almost killing a League member.
* Hawkgirl's short rapport with Vixen about how lovers' quarrels are resolved on Thanagar:
--> '''Hawkgirl''': It's not like I can just [[MurderTheHypotenuse assassinate you in your sleep or poison your water]]. [''wistfully''] [[BlackComedy I miss Thanagar]].
** She then tosses a bottle of water to Vixen as she's leaving. Vixen's response? "Really, not worried," as she drops the bottle in the trash. Even when being funny, Hawkgirl can manage to be awesome.
* Flash has a small one in "I Am Legion". He's on a Javelin with Hawkgirl and Fire when it's torn apart by a giant metal hawk. Flash can't fly, so Fire carries him. Then they see Hawkgirl having trouble with their attacker, so Flash tells Fire to drop him, both fully aware that he cannot fly. He's a senior member of the League, so Fire figures he has a plan and obeys. Not only does he not have a plan, he figures out how not to die on the way down.
* Supergirl's battle against the ''entire'' brainwashed Legion of Superheroes plus Green Lantern in "Far From Home". Immediately before it, she's told that according to history, she never comes back from the future, implying she's going to die. Does that stop her? Not a chance.
** And her charging into battle in "Chaos at Earth's Core," without any of the powers she'd normally rely on, and still managing to kick a sizable amount of ass(with a sword, no less!). Especially her [[{{Determinator}} teeth-clenched "I... won't... quit"]], even while being slowly killed by a kryptonite chunk. This is made even more badass considering she'd just carved that kryptonite chunk out of Metallo's chest, using a dagger that she'd stealthily picked up after tricking Metallo into thinking she was totally helpless by making a show of being too weak to pick up a sword. The sheer badass of that scene was enough to convert Stargirl from the AlphaBitch to a friend.
* "Dead Reckoning": the prepubescent monk at Nanda Parbat from TheShangriLa that stood down a group of the most dangerous villains in the world, kicked the crap out of Atomic Skull with wuxia martial arts then goes "This humble one would not presume to fight you alone." Cue badass Shaolin Monks out of nowhere!
* The end of "The Great Brain Robbery," the Legion has Lex detained - thinking he's an impostor despite his objections. Having already been itching for a power play, Doctor Polaris decides to dispose of him regardless and uses his powers to rip several very sharp metal fragments out of the ceiling. Lex presses a button on his belt, overriding Polaris' control of his powers. The look of OhCrap on Polaris' face is priceless.
-->'''Lex:''' ''(standing up)'' [[BadassBoast That's how you know I'm Luthor.]] When I augmented your powers, I also made sure I can override your abilities. Would anyone else care to try me?
** And this is ''after'' he ran rings around the Justice League in Flash's body, displaying almost terrifying competence with Flash's powers.
*** Even better is that they make it clear that everything Luthor does in Flash's body isn't the result of a genius taking advantage of potential the hero was never aware of. Flash himself knows how to do everything Luthor did and simply chooses not to because it's too deadly. Lantern even recognises instantly how bad the situation is.

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* Amanda Waller, a woman with [[BadassNormal no powers]] versus an amalgamation of evil genius/unstoppable robot/shape shifter:
--> '''Flash:''' I hate to interrupt this special live performance of The Thing With Two Heads, but it's time to go to jail now.
--> '''Waller:''' WhatHeSaid. ''[[[CombatPragmatist Shoots]] Lex Luthor/Braniac. [[ShootingSuperman It does bupkis]].]''
** Her entrance a few minutes earlier:
---> '''Waller:''' Hey, Lex! That android is Cadmus property. You're gonna have to find somewhere else to keep your brain. ''[blasts Luthor's [=AMAZO=]-droid with a {{BFG}}]'' A nano-disassembler beam. ''Your'' design, I believe.
---> '''Lex:''' Arrogant '''cow!''' It'll take weeks to build myself another android body!
---> '''Waller:''' You ain't ''got'' weeks, baldy!
*** After being disarmed by Lex, he taunts her:
--->'''Lex Luthor''': Did you really think you could take ''me'' down all by yourself?
--->'''Amanda Waller''': Actually, yeah. But on the off-chance I might have been wrong...
--->(Lex looks behind him and see the founding members of the Justice League.)
--->'''Flash''': [[MomentKiller Ta da!]]
* Brainithor spawning nanotech Brainiacs to defend him, then deciding he can "do better than that" and morphing into clones of their Justice Lord counterparts. The DarkReprise of the series' opening absolutely cements it.
* Flash effortlessly dodging the physical and mental assaults the League faces as the clones taunt them about their failures.
--> '''Lord!Flash:''' Slacker! Child! Clown! We have no place here among the world's greatest heroes!
--> '''Flash:''' Says you. I got a seat at the big conference table. I'm gonna paint my logo on it!
** Immediately followed by him punching his arm THROUGH Lord!Flash and vibrating until the clone explodes.
*** It goes unsaid until [[FreakyFridayFlip Luthor-in-Flash's-body]] thinks to use it, but Flash and GL are both aware that this is an ''instant-kill attack''. Wally can do it easily: [[ThouShaltNotKill but he won't.]]
** Also, props to the animation team for making "Justice Lord" Flash look like Professor Zoom, the Reverse-Flash from the comics. A very nice touch, emphasizing how different the two sets of teams are while being a MythologyGag at the same time.
* Batman comforting the dying Royal Flush Gang member Ace in "Epilogue". Yes, even Batman sitting on a swing-seat and holding a young girl's hand is awesome.
** Also seen a couple of times in [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries his own show]] - with Harley, Baby Doll, ''et al''. Batman has a knack for connecting with deeply broken people.
** The ending, which is a perfect mirror shot of the first scene of the entire DCAU (from "On Leather Wings"), nearly 15 years before. Not to mention the music, which is essentially Batman's theme and throughout the DCAU, it only played when Bruce was Batman. Until this final scene, that is. He's not just Bruce's successor and [[spoiler: son]], he IS Batman.
* Phantasm (an aged Andrea Beaumont) during the flashback refusing to do what Waller had ordered: Kill eight year old Terry's parents. Although we don't hear it, she tells her that doing so would go against everything Batman did and fought for. This led Waller to dropping Project Batman Beyond.
* Lex ''shooting Grodd in the face'' and usurping the Secret Society.
--> '''Luthor:''' I wasn't going to do this for a few more weeks, but ''really'', turning everyone on the planet into ''apes?'' ''That'' was your "master plan?"
* The Flash's moment was probably when Giganta kissed him out of nowhere. ''He'' probably thought so, at least.
** Or better yet, the entire episode "Flash and Substance", which showed him to be such an effective hero in his hometown that it put Batman and Orion to shame. And more importantly, ''without any angst whatsoever''.
*** A hero so effective, mind you, that he managed to ''talk down'' a member of his own Rogue's gallery by convincing him to get back on his meds and return to the mental hospital.
----> '''Trickster''' ''(toasting Flash):'' Got me again, Flash!
*** Forget speed. Flash's [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower power is his heart]].
*** The episode shows a rare glimpse at Wally's private life as well. Not only does he appear to have a better balance at maintaining his dual life than his fellow leaguers, but Keystone City itself comes off as a way more pleasant place than Gotham or Metropolis.
*** Also have to hand it to the Rogues: Captain Cold, Mirror Master, and Captain Boomerang held out pretty well against Batman and Orion (one of the ''new gods(!)''), only losing when Batman brings the Flash back into the battle.
** The General said it best in "Patriot Act":
--->'''Eiling''': You've got some on you, Amanda.
** A fan quote seems to sum up Waller: "In the real world, we tell Creator/ChuckNorris jokes. In the DCAU, they tell Amanda Waller jokes."
* In "Patriot Act," the speech that D-list Leaguer Shining Knight gives to the horribly empowered General Eiling counts as one, not only deconstructing the General's reasoning and motivations for being a hulked-out monster for "the greater good," but also defining what it means to be a hero (at least by his standards). In a time with edgy vigilantes and violent anti-heroes among the ranks of the League, it's awesome to see that someone still stands for the old guard, and doesn't waver in their beliefs:
-->'''Shining Knight (to Eiling):''' Do your worst, I'll not let you harm another.
-->'''Eiling:''' I do what I do in service to my country.
-->'''Shining Knight:''' Once, at the word of my lord, King Arthur, I was ordered to lay waste to an entire village. I knew my king's heart could not be so unjust, so I spared them all.
-->'''Eiling:''' Then you're a lousy soldier.
-->''Clocks Sir Justin across the jaw, staggering him.''
-->'''Shining Knight (panting & rubbing his jaw):''' There it is, the creeping moral decay of the past thousand years. ''(Attacks Eiling)'' Arthur thanked me, oaf! Had I been wrong, I would have handed over my sword and left the court in shame!
-->''Attacks Eiling again, only to be wrenched from his sword and thrown several feet''
-->'''Eiling:''' Save yourself a hospital stay and stand down. That magic armor won't help you.
-->''Justin doesn't listen and gets to his feet to go hand-to-hand with Eiling, only to be completely outclassed''
-->'''Eiling:''' You're a relic. In this world, power is the only thing that matters. You and those other no-name heroes? You're just people. In the great scheme of things, nothing you do has the least bit of significance. ''(punches Justin across the street, wounding him grievously)'' I'll waste you and a billion others like you before I let any power rival America's. It's my duty.
-->'''[[TheDeterminator Shining Knight (still trying to fight):]]''' You don't know what the word means.
-->'''Eiling:''' You can't win.
-->'''Shining Knight (rising shakily to his feet):''' I'll die as befits a knight, defending the weak.
-->'''Eiling:''' Why don't you give up?!
-->'''Shining Knight:''' Why don't you?
** That, and Vigilante riding a motorbike towards his enemy at high speed, jumping off at the last moment and shooting it so it exploded on impact. [[NoSell It didn't work]], but still...
** Two more: Vigilante taking care of getting a few boys in the crowd out of there by telling them to "do the very important job" of pseudo-crowd control, and then one of these boys hurling a demolition ball at Eiling when he was about to kill S.T.R.I.P.E.
*** Vigilante is just CMOA incarnate. Every time he shows up, you know the coolness will get turned up mighty quick. He is also voiced by Creator/NathanFillion...
** The final crowning moment goes to the old woman at the end, who with just one line stopped Eiling in his tracks. ("[[ArmorPiercingQuestion Tell me, son: how many of us do you have to kill to keep us safe?]]") One more line from one of Vigilante's "deputies" (the kids) and Eiling leaves peacefully. Granted, this is Metropolis and the citizens have seen their share of supervillains, but facing down someone who took out seven Leaguers with almost no effort still takes balls.
*** Nine words: "''You're'' the only one around here with super powers."
** How about Green Arrow and Speedy's quantum arrows?
*** And then when ''that'' doesn't work, they ''rush him with nothing but their bows.'' They know they don't stand a chance, and yet they didn't even hesitate.
** The entire episode is a Crowning Moment for the Seven Soldiers of Victory from beginning to end. From showing the skeptical crowd at the parade they're just as cool as The A-list Heroes (no doubt after the episode they got a parade of their own) to refusing to give up no matter what despite the odds. Even Crimson Avenger, who got a screen time of about 20 seconds before getting KO'ed, fearlessly fires his gas gun at Eiling, which causes him to stagger backwards. Proof that you don't need superpowers to be a hero. Sometimes courage is the best superpower to have.
* Aquaman defeating Wonder Twins {{Expy}} Downpour, after Downpour [[ShootingSuperman tried to take Aquaman out with a tidal wave.]] Aquaman's response: a FascinatingEyebrow, an OffhandBackhand, and the comment, "King of the Seas, remember?"
* Green Arrow gets plenty of awesome scenes (some complain ''[[SpotlightStealingSquad too]]'' many) but the best two are:
** His speech after Superman announces that the League is disbanding in "Divided We Fall":
--->'''Green Arrow''': Says who? You remember what we did yesterday? We saved the world, again. You don't think that has any value? Well, think again, pal! The Justice League goes on, with or without you. Look, no one can question your service or commitment to making things better. If you're quitting because you think you've already done your fair share, fine. We'll throw you a parade. But if you're quitting because it's easier than continuing the fight, then you're not the heroes we all thought you were. The world needs the Justice League, and the Justice League needs you, Superman!
** Not as supremely awesome as above, but the scene in "To Another Shore" where he hums his ''own theme tune'' whilst kicking ass is just brilliant. Also doubles as [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments funny moment]].
* "ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything". All of it from start to finish. Each of the Big Three gets a big [=CMoA=] in this episode. [[TookALevelInBadass Mongul goes from being "Darkseid lite" to a truly menacing foe who traps Superman in an insidious prison and later matches an]] ''[[TookALevelInBadass enraged Superman]]'' [[TookALevelInBadass blow for blow]]. Wonder Woman put up one hell of a fight against Mongul earlier; remember that Mongul is someone who can take blows from ''Superman''. Proving that you don't have to win to look badass. Batman reaches Superman through the LotusEaterMachine. And Superman? Well...
-->'''Superman''': '''''Burn.'''''
** The writers of the episode deserve props too. The animation, script, and sound track make it clear that they wanted to pay as much respect to Creator/AlanMoore as possible. There's even a ContinuityNod when Superman's dream Krypton explodes; the tragic musical score that plays during it is the same as the one that plays during the ''real'' Krypton's destruction in the Superman pilot "The Last Son of Krypton". Batman's dream is a short but poignant one; it's shocking to see a genuine ''smile'' on Batman's face.
** The heart-wrenching sadness in Superman's voice when he realises his perfect world isn't real and has to say goodbye to his son qualifies as a CMOA for his voice actor, George Newbern.
** This is also the only adaptation of his work that Alan Moore likes apart from ''Saturday Morning Cartoon Watchmen''.
** Even though it isn't real, it's quite something to see Thomas Wayne beat the everloving crap out of Joe Chill.
* A moment of awesome for Diana is in "Grudge Match". Four really tough Justice Leaguers (Black Canary, Huntress, Vixen, and ''Hawkgirl'') find they're going to have to fight a cage match against a mind-controlled opponent. They're ready for action. Then you see [[OhCrap the raw fear on their faces]] when the opponent appears. It's Wonder Woman. The superheroines actually ''back up''.
-->'''Vixen''': Anyone got a plan?\\
'''Hawkgirl''': Yeah. Try to stay alive.\\
'''Huntress''': Anybody got a ''good'' plan?
** Speaking of Wonder Woman, in "Starcrossed", she's the one who got their escape going. Not Batman, as might have been expected, or any of the others. Without her, the series ends right there, along with the Earth.
*** She intimidates the guard into feeding her, than proceeds to steal his knife and kick his butt, all while tied up.
---> '''Wonder Woman''': Don't worry, little man, I won't bite.
** She gets a good one in "To Another Shore". After having told off the vice president, Agent King Faraday warns her that he'll have his men shoot her if she does it again. Wonder Woman just [[ShootingSuperman points to her bracelets]].
*** On a related note, Diana should blast stuff with bazookas more often.
** When she floors the Nazi soldiers, and we see Steve Trevor with his mouth (quite understandably) hanging open.
** When she took on Mongul long enough for Batman to free Supes from the Black Mercy. Seriously... Mongul even stated that only Superman could stop him. Wonder Woman held out LONG ENOUGH for Supes to wake up and jump into the action. She did an awesome job fighting too.
--->'''Mongul''': I'd advice you to try the plasma disruptor... it's more of a ''woman'''s weapon.
--->'''WonderWoman''': Go... To... H--''[[CurseCutShort *Boom!*]]
*** And, even after being severely beaten by Mongul, she still gathered forces to: 1) free Batman from the Black Mercy; 2) Resist the Black Mercy's attempt to dominate her; 3) Throw it at Mongul.
** Wonder Woman taking out those small-time bank robbers, to the point where J'onn has to yell at her TO STOP because she could kill them was pretty awesome!
** Also Hawkgirl and WonderWoman tag teaming to release Hades was awesome too...
** Wonder Woman crushing a statue (with her bare hand) as a dismissal of Batman's [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies rather flimsy excuse for why they can't be in a relationship]].
** She also figured out his identity without magic or X-Ray vision.
** When Batboy is picked up by a giant "action figure", and is about to be skewered with a spear, Kid Diana comes up, with one punch, makes the thing crumble into pebbles! Wondergirl catches Kid Bruce/Batboy in bridal style and asks, "You OK, tough guy?"... double points for embarrassed little Bruce to squirm and shout, "Let me go! I'm fine!" before storming off like, well, a pouting 8 year old! It was [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome awesome]], [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments adorable]] AND [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hilarious]]!
*** You can watch the bit right here [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qw7WuiItdA&feature=related starting at 2:04]]
** And in the same said episode ("Kids Stuff"), when Batboy, Superboy, and Kid Lantern could do nothing to stop baby Etrigan from attacking them, it's LITTLE DIANA that puts a stop to baby Etrigan! By talking to him like a mother would scold their child for being naughty. Also doubles as a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments CMoH]] when she calms the baby demon down. You can watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldjWyZD3vwc here]].
**
The DCAU creators have stated that whenever they have one of their big "JLU vs. endless mooks" fights, Wonder Woman is always kicking the most ass. She's basically TheBigGuy of the show.
* As befitting of a two-parter series-ending GrandFinale, "Alive!" and "Destroyer" had this for pretty much everyone involved, but some that stand above the rest are:
** Lex's defeat of Grodd in "Alive." It isn't when he turns Grodd's mind-control powers against him. It isn't when he uses those powers to make Grodd kneel and call him "master," or even to enter the ship's airlock. It's when Luthor ''turns off'' the mind control right before [[ThrownOutTheAirlock spacing Grodd]], just so that he would be fully aware of how thoroughly owned he was just before he died.
--->'''Lex Luthor''': Goodbye, Grodd. It could have gone the other way.
--->'''Grodd''': It really could have, couldn't it?
--->'''Lex Luthor''': ... No. ''But why speak ill of the dead''? [Ejects him into space]
*** This is also a CMOA for Grodd since he, even as he's being sucked out the airlock into hyperspace, swears that he shall have his revenge on Lex for his treachery.
---->'''Grodd''': You twisted little pink rat-hole of a hominid, I'm not done with you! I'll get out of this, and when I do...!
*** And this moment gets even better if you've seen ''Series/TheFlash2014'', where [[spoiler: Luthor's voice actor Clancy Brown plays General Eiling...who is seemingly killed by Grodd. So he did get his revenge after all]].
---->'''Subverted somewhat when it's revealed that Grodd didn't kill him, he used him as a thug, but still, the look on his face when he recovers...
** Also in ''Alive'', Toyman [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYC7EdZTxpA owning]] Killer Frost with his KillerYoyo. "Sleeper."
** After the unsuccessful mutiny the followers of Grodd are all gathered together:
--->'''Lex Luthor''': Can any of you give me ''one'' good reason to let you live?
--->''Killer Frost walks out of the group, takes a moment to examine her nails, and then freezes the rest of the group solid.''
--->'''Lex Luthor''': Killer Frost. You've got a future. Get rid of the rest.
--->'''Killer Frost''': ''* salutes* '' You got it.
*** "Alive!" itself is a [=CMoA=] for the fact that it's entirely focused on ''the villains'' from the series. The fact that they could actually do this and have it be ''one of the best episodes of the series'' is utterly amazing.
** Sinestro destroying a ''Tyrannosaurus rex''-sized fire-breathing war machine by using his ring to create a {{Kaiju}} sized dragon.
** The Question (yeah, he gets a lot of these) takes down a swarm of Parademons by ''[[CarFu running them over with his car]]''. Immediately afterwards, he takes out another Parademon that was crawling through his car window by ''punching it in the face''.
*** Heck, the entire sequence is all five Steve Ditko characters (Hawk, Dove, ComicBook/TheCreeper, ComicBook/TheQuestion and ComicBook/CaptainAtom) in the Justice League kicking ass together, which is a CMOA in and of itself.
*** Other Parademon takedowns include: Giganta effortlessly sweeping a group of them off the [[MonumentalBattle Eiffel Tower]]; Toyman shooting Nerf darts at the Parademons who have surrounded him with seemingly no effect, until said Parademons ''explode''; Lex Luthor blasting away with GunsAkimbo FrickinLaserBeams; ''an old Chinese man'' punching out Para-Demons on the Great Wall of China ([[spoiler:okay, it turned out to be the ComicBook/MartianManhunter, but c'mon... ]]). Note that many of these last only seconds, and they follow each other in rapid succession.
** The EnemyCivilWar in Apokolips coming to a screeching halt when the population instead bow down to Darkseid after his explosive entrance.
*** To do that scene a little more justice, remember that Apokolips is essentially a {{Planet|OfHats}} of [[TheStarscream Starscreams]], where loyalty as a general rule doesn't extend beyond ones self. And then Darkseid comes back. With any other EvilOverlord, you'd expect at least one upstart commander to challenge his return (and be promptly silenced). But here? They don't do anything. They all just bow. [[PhysicalGod Darkseid]] [[BadassBoast IS]] indeed.
*** His entire return was this. Lex Luthor and everyone with him thinks that they're bringing back Brainiac. Luthor is overjoyed...and then they see who came back instead. [[MassOhCrap The look of utter fear]] on ''every'' villain's face makes the entire scene.
** Darkseid's speech before fighting Superman, ending it the same way as Superman's speech the last time they fought:
--->'''Darkseid''': I hope you appreciate, Kal-El, that everything that happens from this point is on your head. The skies will rain fire, the oceans will boil, the streets will run red with the blood of billions. Only then, after your last pitiful hope is extinguished, will I end your life. '''[[ContinuityNod Let's go.]]'''
*** And mere minutes later, just before the throw-down really begins.
--->'''Darkseid:''' I'm more powerful than I've ever been and the last time we met, you barely managed to hold your own.\\
'''Superman:''' Funny, that's not how I remember it.\\
'''Darkseid:''' Allow me to refresh your memory.\\
''(Darkseid '''picks up the Daily Planet's globe and slams it into Superman)'''''
** Commander Steel, one of the [[LivingProp background heroes who wasn't even named in the series]] and a Captain America-lookalike, saves a wounded Hawkgirl by throwing a shield and ''decapitating'' a Parademon.
** ComicBook/GreenLantern and {{ComicBook/The Flash}} destroying one of the [[ThisIsADrill drill]] [[WeaponOfMassDestruction Weapons Of Mass Destruction]].
--->'''Green Lantern:''' We gotta find a way to take this out for good.\\
'''Flash:''' Why don't you just throw it into the sun?\\
''(beat)''\\
'''Flash:''' Yeah, I guess that was a pretty stupid idea.\\
'''Green Lantern:''' No, maybe you're onto something. But I'll need more leverage. And a trench.\\
'''Flash:''' On it. ''* Flash [[SuperSpeed runs]] a trench into the ground* ''\\
'''Flash:''' Now what?\\
''Green Lantern uses his ring to create a '''huge''' catapult''\\
'''Flash:''' Aw cool.\\
'''Green Lantern:''' ''* flings the weapon away* '' Doesn't look like it ''quite'' made escape velocity.\\
'''Flash:''' Nope.\\
''The weapon collides with an invading spaceship. [[StuffBlowingUp An explosion ensues.]]''\\
'''Flash:''' Good effort though.
** The image of Batman and Lex Luthor as BackToBackBadasses and the fact that they're basically working as partners through most of the battle makes me just a little disappointed Lex didn't team up with the Justice League more often.
** Batman attacking Darkseid not once, but ''twice'', '''then''' dodging Darkseid's [[EyeBeams Omega Beams]] - beams that ordinarily home on any target, veering around obstacles to destroy it. Even Darkseid is impressed.
*** Darkseid then wonders out loud if Lex is as agile. Lex, horrified, jumps off the floor they're on and runs away. Darkseid simply notes, "[[BlackComedy Excellent strategy]]."
** Superman's WorldOfCardboardSpeech. Not to mention him "cutting loose" immediately afterwards. The look of utter ''shock'' on Darkseid's face as the punch connects seals it. You can see him realize, in that instant, that he seriously underestimated the Man of Steel.
---> ''Batman attempts to tackle Darkseid from the back, going about as well as you'd imagine.''
---> '''Darkseid:''' You ''still'' try to fight...? *He simply hurls Batman away* Can't you see that it's ''hopeless?''
---> '''''[[MegatonPunch WHAM.]]'''''
---> '''Superman:''' That man won't quit as long as he can still draw breath. ''None of my teammates will.'' Me? I've got a '''different problem'''.
---> ''He relentlessly pounds on Darkseid some more, to the point where Darkseid is '''hurled through the wall'''.''
---> '''Superman:''' I feel like I live in a world made of...''' [[TropeNamer cardboard]]'''. Always taking constant care not to break something -- to break some''one''. Never allowing myself to lose control, even for a ''moment'', or someone...could ''die''.
---> ''Darkseid attempts to counterattack. Key word here being "attempts", as Superman blocks his blow and floors him with a devastating punch to the face.''
---> '''Superman:''' But ''you can take it'', can't you, big man? What we have here is a rare opportunity for me to ''cut loose''...and show you '''just how powerful ''I really am''.'''
*** Which is stopped the moment Darkseid uses the Agony Matrix to put Superman through as much pain as possible.
--->'''Darkseid''': It's called the Agony Matrix. Direct neural stimulation of pain receptors - ''all of them''. Imagine the worst pain you've ever felt in your life times a thousand. Now imagine that pain continuing. '''Forever'''. Oh, that's right...you don't ''have'' to imagine.
*** Combine the two above, and you realize ''why'' Darkseid did that. After taking that first punch, he knew that if he continued the straight fight, Superman would have ''kicked his ass''. He pulled that trick because Kal-El cutting loose ''scared the shit out of him''.
** How Lex finished things off: "I just had to get my [[BadassInANiceSuit power suit]]." Just to point out - he's wearing his usual [[BadassInANiceSuit business suit]], not his robotic armor. The fact that he refers to the outfit he was first seen in ever - the suit he wears in the world of finance, as his power suit, really tells you something about him. "...first you have some business with me," indeed.
** And the scene before it:
---> "You have to have a twelfth level intellect to even have a chance at comprehending it."
---> "Then I'm over-qualified."
*** Keep in mind, Luthor got that far by ''holding up a god with a blaster.''
* The Atomic Skull, who barely had ''any'' lines before the last episode, stealing every scene he was in.
--> '''Atomic Skull''' ''(indignant):'' Five minutes?!
** On a related note, Sonar accomplished something similar in "Grudge Match". From suggesting the most fan-servicey episode in the entire show to almost killing a League member.
* Hawkgirl's short rapport with Vixen about how lovers' quarrels are resolved on Thanagar:
--> '''Hawkgirl''': It's not like I can just [[MurderTheHypotenuse assassinate you in your sleep or poison your water]]. [''wistfully''] [[BlackComedy I miss Thanagar]].
** She then tosses a bottle of water to Vixen as she's leaving. Vixen's response? "Really, not worried," as she drops the bottle in the trash. Even when being funny, Hawkgirl can manage to be awesome.
* Flash has a small one in "I Am Legion". He's on a Javelin with Hawkgirl and Fire when it's torn apart by a giant metal hawk. Flash can't fly, so Fire carries him. Then they see Hawkgirl having trouble with their attacker, so Flash tells Fire to drop him, both fully aware that he cannot fly. He's a senior member of the League, so Fire figures he has a plan and obeys. Not only does he not have a plan, he figures out how not to die on the way down.
* Supergirl's battle against the ''entire'' brainwashed Legion of Superheroes plus Green Lantern in "Far From Home". Immediately before it, she's told that according to history, she never comes back from the future, implying she's going to die. Does that stop her? Not a chance.
** And her charging into battle in "Chaos at Earth's Core," without any of the powers she'd normally rely on, and still managing to kick a sizable amount of ass(with a sword, no less!). Especially her [[{{Determinator}} teeth-clenched "I... won't... quit"]], even while being slowly killed by a kryptonite chunk. This is made even more badass considering she'd just carved that kryptonite chunk out of Metallo's chest, using a dagger that she'd stealthily picked up after tricking Metallo into thinking she was totally helpless by making a show of being too weak to pick up a sword. The sheer badass of that scene was enough to convert Stargirl from the AlphaBitch to a friend.
* "Dead Reckoning": the prepubescent monk at Nanda Parbat from TheShangriLa that stood down a group of the most dangerous villains in the world, kicked the crap out of Atomic Skull with wuxia martial arts then goes "This humble one would not presume to fight you alone." Cue badass Shaolin Monks out of nowhere!
* The end of "The Great Brain Robbery," the Legion has Lex detained - thinking he's an impostor despite his objections. Having already been itching for a power play, Doctor Polaris decides to dispose of him regardless and uses his powers to rip several very sharp metal fragments out of the ceiling. Lex presses a button on his belt, overriding Polaris' control of his powers. The look of OhCrap on Polaris' face is priceless.
-->'''Lex:''' ''(standing up)'' [[BadassBoast That's how you know I'm Luthor.]] When I augmented your powers, I also made sure I can override your abilities. Would anyone else care to try me?
** And this is ''after'' he ran rings around the Justice League in Flash's body, displaying almost terrifying competence with Flash's powers.
*** Even better is that they make it clear that everything Luthor does in Flash's body isn't the result of a genius taking advantage of potential the hero was never aware of. Flash himself knows how to do everything Luthor did and simply chooses not to because it's too deadly. Lantern even recognises instantly how bad the situation is.
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