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11th Aug '13 5:12:27 PM Materioptikon
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* ''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiIV Shin Megami Tensei IV]]''



* ''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiIV Shin Megami Tensei IV]]''

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* ''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiIV Shin Megami Tensei IV]]''
11th Aug '13 5:11:57 PM Materioptikon
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* ''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiIV Shin Megami Tensei IV]]''
27th Jul '13 11:34:12 AM VoltraTheLively
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* The [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters sheer volume]] of mythological gods, demons and spirits in the series and the respect and care with which they are treated makes this a Crowning Series of Awesome. Beat that, ''Pokémon''.

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* The [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters sheer volume]] of mythological gods, demons and spirits in the series and the respect and care with which they are treated makes this a Crowning Series of Awesome. Beat that, ''Pokémon''.
5th Apr '13 6:58:24 PM Materioptikon
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* ''[[Awesome/{{RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy}} Raidou Kuzunoha Vs. The Soulless Army]]''
* ''[[Awesome/{{RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon}} Raidou Kuzunoha Vs. King Abaddon]]''
30th Mar '13 10:43:45 AM Materioptikon
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* ''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiII]]''
* ''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne]]''
* ''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney]]''
* ''[[Awesome/DigitalDevilSaga]]''

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* ''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiII]]''
''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiII Shin Megami Tensei II]]''
* ''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne]]''
''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne]]''
* ''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney]]''
''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey]]''
* ''[[Awesome/DigitalDevilSaga]]''''[[Awesome/DigitalDevilSaga Digital Devil Saga]]''
30th Mar '13 10:43:04 AM Materioptikon
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[[AC: ShinMegamiTenseiII]]
* Why has the original series not gotten enough credit? Okay, let's explain it. You...kill...God. And Satan. And pretty much everybody in your way. This is one of the original OmnicidalNeutral games.
** Considering that YHVH is depicted in this game as evil, his destruction definitely warrants a spot here. From the Aeon Genesis translation:
---> '''{{Satan}}:''' "O Lord, my judgment is not yet complete. There is one more not amongst the chosen that must be judged...one that has committed the [[MoralEventHorizon grave sin]] of [[KillEmAll genocide]]...yes, Lord, the one I must now judge...is the one, highest god, my creator... '''''[[GodIsEvil You, YHVH!]]'''''"

[[AC: VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne]]
* Thor (yes, [[AllMythsAreTrue that Thor]]) [[spoiler:knocking Isamu out in one strike and then ''sucking out his Magatsuhi.'']]
* When [[AlphaBitch weak rich girl]] Chiaki [[spoiler:fuses herself with Gozu-Tennoh, becoming a [[NightmareFuel freakish version of her former self]] with a pulsating demonic arm. She then goes on to lead a massacre of the Manikins, who just happen to be the closest thing to ordinary humans in the game world]]. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH2DCsouXHs here]].
* Another unseen [=CMoA=] for poor Chiaki: The reason she received a pulsing demonic arm from Gozu-Tennoh was because [[spoiler: Sakahagi cut off her arm when she went after him.]]
** Holy crap, I've played the game three times and never noticed that she [[spoiler:''lost an arm'']]. Seconding the Crowning Moment.
* Though, there is one rather morally ambiguous awesome moment: [[spoiler:after killing Metatron (that is, ''the Voice of God'')and descending to the lowest depths of the Labyrinth of Amala to meet the [[LouisCypher Old Man in the Wheelchair]] in person, he infuses you with more of his power, making you a full demon and powerful enough to aid him [[RageAgainsttheHeavens against God Himself]]. All very impressive, yes, but the real moment is shown when the player character is slowly descending into the depths of the lake. As the camera passes the Old Man - as millenia of planning, waiting, and tinkering finally come to fruition - ever so slightly...the Old Man ''smiles.'']]
* Whenever [[spoiler: Metatron]] uses Fire of Sinai. The EvilLaugh before it seals the deal.
* Destroying [[spoiler: Kagutsuchi]] and seeing him rage and curse, in either [[spoiler: the Freedom or True Demon endings. In the first, despite the ferocious opposition he presents, [[{{Determinator}} you force your way]] past casting after casting of Vast Light and Infinite Light, [[EarnYourHappyEnding and]] ''[[EarnYourHappyEnding make]]'' [[EarnYourHappyEnding him rebuild the world he destroyed]], restoring your friends to sanity with no apparent memory of the Conception, and reviving a very grateful Yuko, who thanks you for rekindling her faith in Humanity. In the second, [[LikeABadassOutOfHell you blaze past]] [[BonusLevelOfHell the Labyrinth of Amala]] and reach the top of the tower... and make him commit the ultimate genocide by triggering a [[UpToEleven Class-Z]] ApocalypseHow, destroying ''the entirety of the Multiverse''.]] And then comes the TrueFinalBoss...
* This troper got into SMT after seeing what she thought was the first crowning moment of the game-[[spoiler: the entire world being annhilated before the main character can even do anything.]] How's ''that'' for a game intro?
* Dante's jump from the Mantra Headquarters down to the main character was very interesting, considering that when you can later do the same, it leaves you with 1 HP.

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[[AC: ShinMegamiTenseiII]]
* Why has the original series not gotten enough credit? Okay, let's explain it. You...kill...God. And Satan. And pretty much everybody in your way. This is one of the original OmnicidalNeutral games.
** Considering that YHVH is depicted in this game as evil, his destruction definitely warrants a spot here. From the Aeon Genesis translation:
---> '''{{Satan}}:''' "O Lord, my judgment is not yet complete. There is one more not amongst the chosen that must be judged...one that has committed the [[MoralEventHorizon grave sin]] of [[KillEmAll genocide]]...yes, Lord, the one I must now judge...is the one, highest god, my creator... '''''[[GodIsEvil You, YHVH!]]'''''"

[[AC: VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne]]
''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiII]]''
* Thor (yes, [[AllMythsAreTrue that Thor]]) [[spoiler:knocking Isamu out in one strike and then ''sucking out his Magatsuhi.'']]
''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne]]''
* When [[AlphaBitch weak rich girl]] Chiaki [[spoiler:fuses herself with Gozu-Tennoh, becoming a [[NightmareFuel freakish version of her former self]] with a pulsating demonic arm. She then goes on to lead a massacre of the Manikins, who just happen to be the closest thing to ordinary humans in the game world]]. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH2DCsouXHs here]].
''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney]]''
* Another unseen [=CMoA=] for poor Chiaki: The reason she received a pulsing demonic arm from Gozu-Tennoh was because [[spoiler: Sakahagi cut off her arm when she went after him.]]
** Holy crap, I've played the game three times and never noticed that she [[spoiler:''lost an arm'']]. Seconding the Crowning Moment.
''[[Awesome/DigitalDevilSaga]]''
* Though, there is one rather morally ambiguous awesome moment: [[spoiler:after killing Metatron (that is, ''the Voice of God'')and descending to the lowest depths of the Labyrinth of Amala to meet the [[LouisCypher Old Man in the Wheelchair]] in person, he infuses you with more of his power, making you a full demon and powerful enough to aid him [[RageAgainsttheHeavens against God Himself]]. All very impressive, yes, but the real moment is shown when the player character is slowly descending into the depths of the lake. As the camera passes the Old Man - as millenia of planning, waiting, and tinkering finally come to fruition - ever so slightly...the Old Man ''smiles.'']]
''[[Awesome/{{Devil Survivor}} Devil Survivor]]''
* Whenever [[spoiler: Metatron]] uses Fire of Sinai. The EvilLaugh before it seals the deal.
* Destroying [[spoiler: Kagutsuchi]] and seeing him rage and curse, in either [[spoiler: the Freedom or True Demon endings. In the first, despite the ferocious opposition he presents, [[{{Determinator}} you force your way]] past casting after casting of Vast Light and Infinite Light, [[EarnYourHappyEnding and]] ''[[EarnYourHappyEnding make]]'' [[EarnYourHappyEnding him rebuild the world he destroyed]], restoring your friends to sanity with no apparent memory of the Conception, and reviving a very grateful Yuko, who thanks you for rekindling her faith in Humanity. In the second, [[LikeABadassOutOfHell you blaze past]] [[BonusLevelOfHell the Labyrinth of Amala]] and reach the top of the tower... and make him commit the ultimate genocide by triggering a [[UpToEleven Class-Z]] ApocalypseHow, destroying ''the entirety of the Multiverse''.]] And then comes the TrueFinalBoss...
* This troper got into SMT after seeing what she thought was the first crowning moment of the game-[[spoiler: the entire world being annhilated before the main character can even do anything.]] How's ''that'' for a game intro?
* Dante's jump from the Mantra Headquarters down to the main character was very interesting, considering that when you can later do the same, it leaves you with 1 HP.
''[[Awesome/{{Devil Survivor 2}} Devil Survivor 2]]''



[[AC: VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}]]




[[AC: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy]]
* Raidou whacking [[spoiler: Rasputin]] upside the head with a bottle at the soda joint.
** Also a CrowningMomentOfFunny, as said spoilered fellow was in full VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry mode.
* Also in ''Raidou'': For [[{{Cherry}} this troper]], it was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McdI1SSfSrU this moment]]. ''He does not even blink!''. (Warning: pre-Ep. 3 spoiler; very new players may want to avoid.)
** He totally blinks. 1:29 minute mark.
*** Huh. Missed that somehow. Well, either way, still gets [=CMOA=] points for, y'know, not showing the slightest bit of fear ''with this '''thing''' right in his face.''
** And again [[http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Luisfius#p/u/110/gsIDFuRTyFs here]], starting at 0:40. He watches a ''second'' giant robot battleship rise from the water after the first one levels half the city, and he's ''completely unimpressed''.
* Good ones. But few really compare to the moment [[TheDragon Sukuna-Hikona]] decides [[LetsGetDangerous to stop playing]] and plays on a big screen he summoned the awesome scene of the Soulless God Battleship drifting into the Capital's harbor... [[TransformingMecha and immediately deploy its bipedal combat form]]. Horrific? Sure. Awesome? OF COURSE.
* And the ending, where [[spoiler: Raidou and Kaya are falling through the timestream, the future Kuzunoha still trying to hang on to Kaya's body. Raidou flies up and *slice!*--he cuts the bastard's arm off, finally freeing Kaya from his control.]]

[[AC: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon]]
* Raidou at the end of any boss battle. He flourishes his sword, then sheaths it as he turns his back to his enemy and ''completely ignores it'' while it explodes into green energy. This crazy shit is all in a day's work for Raidou Kuzunoha.
* The final battle against [[spoiler:Abaddon-Shinado]] itself, which has Raidou literally cutting his way through the embodiment of despair, jumping on top of it to dismantle its defenses and taking it down once and for all,showing [[spoiler: Shinado]] that underestimating humanity was not the smartest move to make.
** Even more awesome when you realize that during the final phase of the final boss battle, the game's [[ThemeMusicPowerUp Main Theme plays]] throughout!
* Also,the ''HeroicSacrifice'' [[spoiler:Geirin Kuzunoha]] pulls of near the end of the game and the subsequent resolution by [[spoiler: his protege]] count as well.
* Raidou and Taotie teaming up to [[spoiler: use Taotie's "space-eating" power to pull the Abysmal Gate and the Pojitrawn together]].

[[AC: DigitalDevilSaga]]
* ''[[Awesome/DigitalDevilSaga Digital Devil Saga]]''

[[AC: VideoGame/DevilSurvivor]]
* ''[[Awesome/{{Devil Survivor}} Devil Survivor]]''
* ''[[Awesome/{{Devil Survivor 2}} Devil Survivor 2]]''

[[AC: StrangeJourney]]
* The Neutral path ending becomes a [=CMOA=] for artificial intelligences everywhere, as [[spoiler:the "enlightened" Arthur refuses to return to Earth with the crew and detonates the Schwarzwelt from within using a nuclear device strapped to the four Cosmic Eggs, both to save Earth from the Schwarzwelt as well as to prevent mankind from misusing the vast supernatural knowledge he has gained. Arthur, we [[ManlyTears salute you]]]].
* [[spoiler:[[ManipulativeBastard Mastema]]]] as he falls, defeated, in Horologium. He curses you, and rages and screams... and then [[spoiler:[[LouisCypher Louisa Ferre]]]] appears, calls him out on his ridiculous pretenses and rubs on his face how low he's fallen.
* Sealing [[spoiler: [[UngratefulBastard the Demiurge]]]] [[SealedEvilInACan back into its can]]. [[AssholeVictim Smug bastard deserved it]].
* [[AFatherToHisMen Commander Gore]], [[spoiler:restored by the power of the Ubergestalt, [[BackFromTheDead comes back]] and implores you to DareToBeBadass and to [[EvilIsNotAToy ignore the temptations the demons and angels offer]] [[TakeUpMySword to finish the mission]]. If you agree to his request, he empowers you to see Mem Aleph and ''thanks'' you and the crew, finally fading into the greater beyond]]. One of the few occasions in the series where you're praised by choosing the higher path, and a CMOH to boot.
* Watching the demon lords of each sector lose their marbles by means of a ShutUpHannibal.

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\n[[AC: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy]]\n* Raidou whacking [[spoiler: Rasputin]] upside the head with a bottle at the soda joint.
** Also a CrowningMomentOfFunny, as said spoilered fellow was in full VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry mode.
''[[Awesome/{{Persona 3}} Persona 3]]''
* Also in ''Raidou'': For [[{{Cherry}} this troper]], it was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McdI1SSfSrU this moment]]. ''He does not even blink!''. (Warning: pre-Ep. 3 spoiler; very new players may want to avoid.)
** He totally blinks. 1:29 minute mark.
*** Huh. Missed that somehow. Well, either way, still gets [=CMOA=] points for, y'know, not showing the slightest bit of fear ''with this '''thing''' right in his face.''
** And again [[http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Luisfius#p/u/110/gsIDFuRTyFs here]], starting at 0:40. He watches a ''second'' giant robot battleship rise from the water after the first one levels half the city, and he's ''completely unimpressed''.
''[[Awesome/{{Persona 4}} Persona 4]]''
* Good ones. But few really compare to the moment [[TheDragon Sukuna-Hikona]] decides [[LetsGetDangerous to stop playing]] and plays on a big screen he summoned the awesome scene of the Soulless God Battleship drifting into the Capital's harbor... [[TransformingMecha and immediately deploy its bipedal combat form]]. Horrific? Sure. Awesome? OF COURSE.
* And the ending, where [[spoiler: Raidou and Kaya are falling through the timestream, the future Kuzunoha still trying to hang on to Kaya's body. Raidou flies up and *slice!*--he cuts the bastard's arm off, finally freeing Kaya from his control.]]

[[AC: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon]]
* Raidou at the end of any boss battle. He flourishes his sword, then sheaths it as he turns his back to his enemy and ''completely ignores it'' while it explodes into green energy. This crazy shit is all in a day's work for Raidou Kuzunoha.
* The final battle against [[spoiler:Abaddon-Shinado]] itself, which has Raidou literally cutting his way through the embodiment of despair, jumping on top of it to dismantle its defenses and taking it down once and for all,showing [[spoiler: Shinado]] that underestimating humanity was not the smartest move to make.
** Even more awesome when you realize that during the final phase of the final boss battle, the game's [[ThemeMusicPowerUp Main Theme plays]] throughout!
* Also,the ''HeroicSacrifice'' [[spoiler:Geirin Kuzunoha]] pulls of near the end of the game and the subsequent resolution by [[spoiler: his protege]] count as well.
* Raidou and Taotie teaming up to [[spoiler: use Taotie's "space-eating" power to pull the Abysmal Gate and the Pojitrawn together]].

[[AC: DigitalDevilSaga]]
* ''[[Awesome/DigitalDevilSaga Digital Devil Saga]]''

[[AC: VideoGame/DevilSurvivor]]
* ''[[Awesome/{{Devil Survivor}} Devil Survivor]]''
* ''[[Awesome/{{Devil Survivor 2}} Devil Survivor 2]]''

[[AC: StrangeJourney]]
* The Neutral path ending becomes a [=CMOA=] for artificial intelligences everywhere, as [[spoiler:the "enlightened" Arthur refuses to return to Earth with the crew and detonates the Schwarzwelt from within using a nuclear device strapped to the four Cosmic Eggs, both to save Earth from the Schwarzwelt as well as to prevent mankind from misusing the vast supernatural knowledge he has gained. Arthur, we [[ManlyTears salute you]]]].
* [[spoiler:[[ManipulativeBastard Mastema]]]] as he falls, defeated, in Horologium. He curses you, and rages and screams... and then [[spoiler:[[LouisCypher Louisa Ferre]]]] appears, calls him out on his ridiculous pretenses and rubs on his face how low he's fallen.
* Sealing [[spoiler: [[UngratefulBastard the Demiurge]]]] [[SealedEvilInACan back into its can]]. [[AssholeVictim Smug bastard deserved it]].
* [[AFatherToHisMen Commander Gore]], [[spoiler:restored by the power of the Ubergestalt, [[BackFromTheDead comes back]] and implores you to DareToBeBadass and to [[EvilIsNotAToy ignore the temptations the demons and angels offer]] [[TakeUpMySword to finish the mission]]. If you agree to his request, he empowers you to see Mem Aleph and ''thanks'' you and the crew, finally fading into the greater beyond]]. One of the few occasions in the series where you're praised by choosing the higher path, and a CMOH to boot.
* Watching the demon lords of each sector lose their marbles by means of a ShutUpHannibal.
''[[Awesome/{{Persona 4 Arena}} Persona 4 Arena]]''
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* ''Innocent Sin'' has Eikichi's TakeALevelInBadass moment loaded with this, with a healthy side order of heartwarming. He's getting beaten up by four guys while some loser is holding a knife to his former girlfriend [[spoiler: who still loves him but was ashamed to see him because she put on a lot of weight]]. He takes the beating, but when the asshole with the knife attempts to cut her, he throws all four goons off effortlessly and beats the fail out of the bastard with the knife. The heartwarming part is this: [[spoiler: he tells said girl, whom he still loves, that nothing would make him not love her.]]
* Decking [[ThePowersThatBe Philemon]] for the [[WhatTheHellHero crap he's made everyone pass through]].

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* ''Innocent Sin'' has Eikichi's TakeALevelInBadass moment loaded with this, with a healthy side order of heartwarming. He's getting beaten up by four guys while some loser is holding a knife to his former girlfriend [[spoiler: who still loves him but was ashamed to see him because she put on a lot of weight]]. He takes the beating, but when the asshole with the knife attempts to cut her, he throws all four goons off effortlessly and beats the fail out of the bastard with the knife. The heartwarming part is this: [[spoiler: he tells said girl, whom he still loves, that nothing would make him not love her.]]
* Decking [[ThePowersThatBe Philemon]] for the [[WhatTheHellHero crap he's made everyone pass through]].
''[[Awesome/{{Persona 2}} Persona 2]]''
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* The end of what [[{{Alexlayer}} this Troper]] likes to call, "The Journey of the Blue Prince and the Red Prince", when, [[spoiler: after having had to fight each others for Sera's sake, said Blue Prince (Serph) and Red Prince (Heat) talk to each other as friends again, and together tell Mick that they'll kick his ass, and then proceed to do so. Truly a Crowning Moment, with a bit of [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming friendship]], for both Serph and Heat.]]
** Don't forget Cielo [[spoiler: blasting one of Bat's wings off and saving Sera, thus allowing the beating mentioned above without Bat to worry about.]]
* Gale earns his own [=CMoA=] after [[spoiler: Lupa's death, promising him to take his message to his child, and then [[NotSoStoic breaking out]] of his usual [[{{Stoic}} coldness]] to say:]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Gale''': Be you angel or demon... ''You will surely regreat giving me this cursed power!!'']]
** Even before that, he gains points even as an emotionless droid. When first talking to Lupa, he suspects he's an assassin sent by Varin Omega. Without missing a beat, he flicks open the blade he keeps in his boot and delivers a near-perfect kick to Lupa's throat. Which only stops from being perfect because the blade stopped at mere ''milimeters'' from actually touching Lupa. Who, incidentally, ''keeps a perfect poker face through it all''.
* And of course, [[spoiler: the freaking scene before the final fight! With Serph pushing himself even beyond the paralysis imposed on him by the closest thing to a god's will in that world, and still managing to transform, and reach out to Sera and Angel, breaking his comrades free of the paralysis, and cue to the final battle.]]
-->'''Heat''': Bring it '''ON!!'''
** That's it? Come on! Heat has a WAY better line in that scene:
-->Heat: [[spoiler: We're taking Sera and going to Nirvana]], so get your snobby bitch-ass out of the way!
* Two for the ''player'': [[spoiler: beating the Hitoshura and Satan]]. NintendoHard boss in comparison to a game series that is already NintendoHard? You seriously can't say that you don't feel like the biggest badass ever after kicking their asses. [[HarderThanHard No matter how many times it took you.]]

[[AC: Digital Devil Saga 2]]
* The introduction, before the events of the game even starts, Serph is navigating the now devoid of life real world and stops in front of a statue with a gun in its mouth. He is surrounded by Karma society troops immediately after that. The following scene was the single most badass display that cements the reason why he is the leader of the Embryon.
* Roland's first appearance in the game starts with a nihilistic CrowningMomentOfAwesome, moves onto a badass CrowningMomentOfAwesome, [[spoiler:since seriously, who gives themselves a virus that causes them to become a ''cannibal demon'' in order to find redemption without being a complete and utter badass]], and ends with a enlightened CrowningMomentOfAwesome when he [[spoiler:apologizes to Fred and goes off to die against Meganada, knowing it's his karma.]]
* When Sera [[spoiler:becomes a cannibal demon]]. Go Sera! Go Sera! I knew you weren't useless.
* In the flashback, [[spoiler:the original Serph, manipulating Nurse Argilla into shooting Heat's original model when Heat tried to stop him from torturing Sera any more. Granted, it didn't turn out well for him...]]
* Cielo's moment to step up comes when [[spoiler:facing the leader of Tribhvana, who had gone mad enough to devour his own partners, which unleashed the [[BewareTheNiceOnes usually calm Cielo's fury]], who's ready to kick his ass, but instead of killing him, [[ShutUpHannibal he ends up making him realize what he's done]], and makes him ''regret it''.]]
* The later half of the game is ''full'' of Crowning Moments of Awesome for the ''[[BigDamnHeroes entire supportive cast!!]]'' '''And this here is getting into serious spoilers''', [[spoiler:'cause it's all about HeroicSacrifices.]]
** Argilla and Ronald [[spoiler:sacrificing themselves in order to stop the so far [[TheDragon unstoppable beast, Meganada]]. [[FaceDeathWithDignity Done with smiles on their faces as they die]]!]]
** Gale [[spoiler:, after granting his comrades an opportunity to go forth [[YouShallNotPass by facing Angel by himself]], reveals to her his original identity, [[LukeIAmYourFather that of her dead lover, David]], and [[AnAesop gives her a speech about David's honorable intentions]], and when she attemps to kill her, he doesn't make any effort on avoiding the attack, but instead, [[TakingYouWithMe uses it as opportunity to kill her as well]].]]
** Cielo's [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice probably comes as [[TearJerker the most touching of them all]]. After [[ItHasBeenAnHonor saying goodbye to Sera and promising to meet her again in Nirvana (Read: Heaven/Afterlife)]], [[SomeoneHasToDie he does what he has to do]], and proceeds to charge against military jets and missiles ''[[LoadBearingHero all by himself!]]'' He cuts a jet's wing with his own, flies around the missiles causing them to clash against one another, while using the final two to knock down another jet. And finally, [[HowMuchMoreCanHeTake with his whole body bleeding and his limbs cut]], [[{{Self-Destructive Charge}} he charges]] ''[[{{Self-Destructive Charge}} through]]'' [[{{Self-Destructive Charge}} the last jet]], blowing it entirely. Even if you saw it coming, the moment is still ''that'' strong.]]
*** [[spoiler: Even the fact that he could have used his lasers (which he lampshades later himself) didn't do anything to take away from the moment.]]
** Even Heat's [[spoiler:last moments come as surprising, seeing as he's about to die and can't do anything about it, he uses [[FinalSpeech his last words]] to [[IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer tell Serph to take care of Sera]], even to the point of demanding him to tell her he killed him, [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy so that she doesn't have to feel guilty]]. [[ItHasBeenAnHonor It's no surprise to see Serph carrying his corpse in his arms after that]].]]

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* The end of what [[{{Alexlayer}} this Troper]] likes to call, "The Journey of the Blue Prince and the Red Prince", when, [[spoiler: after having had to fight each others for Sera's sake, said Blue Prince (Serph) and Red Prince (Heat) talk to each other as friends again, and together tell Mick that they'll kick his ass, and then proceed to do so. Truly a Crowning Moment, with a bit of [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming friendship]], for both Serph and Heat.]]
** Don't forget Cielo [[spoiler: blasting one of Bat's wings off and saving Sera, thus allowing the beating mentioned above without Bat to worry about.]]
* Gale earns his own [=CMoA=] after [[spoiler: Lupa's death, promising him to take his message to his child, and then [[NotSoStoic breaking out]] of his usual [[{{Stoic}} coldness]] to say:]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Gale''': Be you angel or demon... ''You will surely regreat giving me this cursed power!!'']]
** Even before that, he gains points even as an emotionless droid. When first talking to Lupa, he suspects he's an assassin sent by Varin Omega. Without missing a beat, he flicks open the blade he keeps in his boot and delivers a near-perfect kick to Lupa's throat. Which only stops from being perfect because the blade stopped at mere ''milimeters'' from actually touching Lupa. Who, incidentally, ''keeps a perfect poker face through it all''.
* And of course, [[spoiler: the freaking scene before the final fight! With Serph pushing himself even beyond the paralysis imposed on him by the closest thing to a god's will in that world, and still managing to transform, and reach out to Sera and Angel, breaking his comrades free of the paralysis, and cue to the final battle.]]
-->'''Heat''': Bring it '''ON!!'''
** That's it? Come on! Heat has a WAY better line in that scene:
-->Heat: [[spoiler: We're taking Sera and going to Nirvana]], so get your snobby bitch-ass out of the way!
* Two for the ''player'': [[spoiler: beating the Hitoshura and Satan]]. NintendoHard boss in comparison to a game series that is already NintendoHard? You seriously can't say that you don't feel like the biggest badass ever after kicking their asses. [[HarderThanHard No matter how many times it took you.]]

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''[[Awesome/DigitalDevilSaga Digital Devil Saga 2]]
* The introduction, before the events of the game even starts, Serph is navigating the now devoid of life real world and stops in front of a statue with a gun in its mouth. He is surrounded by Karma society troops immediately after that. The following scene was the single most badass display that cements the reason why he is the leader of the Embryon.
* Roland's first appearance in the game starts with a nihilistic CrowningMomentOfAwesome, moves onto a badass CrowningMomentOfAwesome, [[spoiler:since seriously, who gives themselves a virus that causes them to become a ''cannibal demon'' in order to find redemption without being a complete and utter badass]], and ends with a enlightened CrowningMomentOfAwesome when he [[spoiler:apologizes to Fred and goes off to die against Meganada, knowing it's his karma.]]
* When Sera [[spoiler:becomes a cannibal demon]]. Go Sera! Go Sera! I knew you weren't useless.
* In the flashback, [[spoiler:the original Serph, manipulating Nurse Argilla into shooting Heat's original model when Heat tried to stop him from torturing Sera any more. Granted, it didn't turn out well for him...]]
* Cielo's moment to step up comes when [[spoiler:facing the leader of Tribhvana, who had gone mad enough to devour his own partners, which unleashed the [[BewareTheNiceOnes usually calm Cielo's fury]], who's ready to kick his ass, but instead of killing him, [[ShutUpHannibal he ends up making him realize what he's done]], and makes him ''regret it''.]]
* The later half of the game is ''full'' of Crowning Moments of Awesome for the ''[[BigDamnHeroes entire supportive cast!!]]'' '''And this here is getting into serious spoilers''', [[spoiler:'cause it's all about HeroicSacrifices.]]
** Argilla and Ronald [[spoiler:sacrificing themselves in order to stop the so far [[TheDragon unstoppable beast, Meganada]]. [[FaceDeathWithDignity Done with smiles on their faces as they die]]!]]
** Gale [[spoiler:, after granting his comrades an opportunity to go forth [[YouShallNotPass by facing Angel by himself]], reveals to her his original identity, [[LukeIAmYourFather that of her dead lover, David]], and [[AnAesop gives her a speech about David's honorable intentions]], and when she attemps to kill her, he doesn't make any effort on avoiding the attack, but instead, [[TakingYouWithMe uses it as opportunity to kill her as well]].]]
** Cielo's [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice probably comes as [[TearJerker the most touching of them all]]. After [[ItHasBeenAnHonor saying goodbye to Sera and promising to meet her again in Nirvana (Read: Heaven/Afterlife)]], [[SomeoneHasToDie he does what he has to do]], and proceeds to charge against military jets and missiles ''[[LoadBearingHero all by himself!]]'' He cuts a jet's wing with his own, flies around the missiles causing them to clash against one another, while using the final two to knock down another jet. And finally, [[HowMuchMoreCanHeTake with his whole body bleeding and his limbs cut]], [[{{Self-Destructive Charge}} he charges]] ''[[{{Self-Destructive Charge}} through]]'' [[{{Self-Destructive Charge}} the last jet]], blowing it entirely. Even if you saw it coming, the moment is still ''that'' strong.]]
*** [[spoiler: Even the fact that he could have used his lasers (which he lampshades later himself) didn't do anything to take away from the moment.]]
** Even Heat's [[spoiler:last moments come as surprising, seeing as he's about to die and can't do anything about it, he uses [[FinalSpeech his last words]] to [[IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer tell Serph to take care of Sera]], even to the point of demanding him to tell her he killed him, [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy so that she doesn't have to feel guilty]]. [[ItHasBeenAnHonor It's no surprise to see Serph carrying his corpse in his arms after that]].]]
Saga]]''
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* ''[[Awesome/{{Devil Survivor}} Devil Survivor]]''



* The Main Character pulls one off on the third day of the Tokyo Lockdown, by beating up an (almost) immortal demon that was going to kill hundreds of people. How does he do it? [[spoiler:With a picture of mistletoe on a cellphone strap.]]
** And that doesn't mean all of his special attacks and magic suddenly started working on the demon either; The Main Character goes toe-to-toe and ''beats the demons down with his fists''. Whether he's wearing the strap on around his wrist or [[ImprobableWeaponUser using his cell phone as a knuckle duster]] is totally up to whatever the player feels would be most awesome.
*** And then it comes full circle in [[spoiler:most endings when you have to fight ALL the Bel-demons again]]. Cue CurbStompBattle for any adequately leveled player. [[spoiler:Against a few {{Eldritch Abomination}}s raging for your blood and the right hand of Lucifer, no less.]]
* While it's rather dark, the Chaos End qualifies, ending with [[spoiler:the main character, now the Demon Lord with eyes in permanent rape-stare, casually with-calling the legions of hell in front of the SDF, then going off to have war with GOD.]] Kind of makes [[spoiler:Metatron's e-mail to his now unneeded COMP]] rather silly looking.
* Showing [[spoiler: Lucifer]] you're worthy of the mantle of King of Bel counts. Defying [[spoiler: the Devil himself]], he who calls himself your father - even braving ''[[ThatOneAttack Megidoladyne]]'', at least twice, and more than likely '''''four''''' times, until he no longer has anything else to use against you. One can feel him smiling [[spoiler: just like he smiled at the Hito-Shura (as mentioned above)]] while he calmly stated [[EldritchAbomination Belberith]] had zero chances against you.
* Beating Babel in most paths. But nothing beats Gin's path, where you command it to banish all demons from within the Yamanote Lockdown... and he does exactly that. [[JackassGenie Including your own.]] Which only makes it all the more awesome when you get to destroy that devil tower thing with [[spoiler: your own fists and magic]].
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** Even before that, he gains points even as an emotionless droid. When first talking to Lupa, he suspects he's an assassin sent by Varin Omega. Without missing a beat, he flicks open the blade he keeps in his boot and delivers a near-perfect kick to Lupa's throat. Which only stops from being perfect because he stopped at mere ''milimeters'' from actually touching Lupa. Who, incidentally, ''keeps a perfect poker face through it all''.

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** Even before that, he gains points even as an emotionless droid. When first talking to Lupa, he suspects he's an assassin sent by Varin Omega. Without missing a beat, he flicks open the blade he keeps in his boot and delivers a near-perfect kick to Lupa's throat. Which only stops from being perfect because he the blade stopped at mere ''milimeters'' from actually touching Lupa. Who, incidentally, ''keeps a perfect poker face through it all''.
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