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Over a dozen seasons and several movies worth of fighting PuppeteerParasite, PlanetLooters, EnergyBeings and [[RobotWar Robot Bugs]] has given the StargateVerse plenty of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome moments]].

The Series

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* At the end of the first season, SG-1 is on Apophis's mother ship and are ready to blow it up, of course this means they'll die as well. Colonel O'Neill hesitates before hitting the detonator:
-->'''O'Neill''': I guess I'm supposed to say something profound at this moment (Daniel, Teal'c, and Sam wait for his speech)...Nothing comes to mind. Let's do it.
** The same episode: the way Daniel survived [[spoiler: by having the presence of mind to use the Sarcophogus, then the rings, then the Stargate, all while he was still very badly injured]] was pure badass.
** How about just moments before, where Daniel, a civilian scholar with comparatively less combat training/experience than the rest of SG-1 goes GunsAkimbo on advancing Jaffa guards with an H&K MP5 and a pistol, gunning down several of them before getting staff-blasted, and then still [[HeroicSacrifice choosing to stay behind to cover his team's escape.]] TookALevelInBadass indeed...
* A perfect example of a CrowningMomentOfAwesome can be found in the ''{{Stargate SG-1}}'' two-parter episode "Reckoning" where Daniel Jackson [[spoiler:turns [=RepliCarter's=] MindProbe against her, essentially defeating a HiveMind intellect in a battle of wills and temporarily stopping every [[KillAllHumans Replicator]] in the galaxy dead in its tracks]].
** "Gotcha!"
** A few scenes earlier, we have the moment when [=RepliCarter=] realises Daniel has reversed the connection and is in ''her'' mind. She gets an OhCrap look and ''backs away'', but:
--->'''Daniel''': [Grabs her arm] Trying to leave? Sorry. A little more time in Danny's world.
--->'''[=RepliCarter=]''': My brethren will not stop. You cannot control them.
--->'''Daniel''': Not yet. ''But I'm learning''.
* Another example from the same episode: every week previously, something unauthorized comes through the 'gate, every week, the troops line up and train their guns on whatever is causing it, and every week it's something harmless and they stand down. Well not this time! The replicators come through and ''the bastards open fire'', making this troper cheer. An understated [=CMoA=], but a brilliant one, nonetheless.
** Just goes to show you why they do it every time.
* Season 7 Finale: Anubis's fleet, about to destroy the Prometheus and lay waste to the entire Earth, is suddenly destroyed by zillions of glowy squid things pouring out of Antarctica.
-->'''Crewman:''' What the hell was that?
-->'''Hammond:''' That was SG-1!
** Hammond's [=CMoA=] as well. Showing up in command of every ship Earth has at the final moment, pulling SG-1's bacon out of the fire despite the very real possibility that it'll be a suicide mission for all concerned. Afterward he had only minor cameos in the series, reinforcing the fact.
*** Not to mention the fact that when it's clear that the ''Prometheus'' is heavily damaged and on the verge of exploding, Hammond orders a course set for Anubis's mothership, saying [[TakingYouWithMe "If we go they go."]]
* Teal'c has the moment where he interrupts the thugs about to beat a teenager up over a fender-bender.
-->'''Lead thug:''' [Draws back fist. It's caught by Teal'c.]
-->'''Teal'c:''' Collision procedures dictate that you should exchange insurance information, and if necessary, notify the police.
-->[Thugs attack. Teal'c dispatches them easily in various ways, including using his own forehead to head-bash the one whose fists he's holding. Twenty seconds or so later, thugs are all on the ground. Never does Teal'c's [[TheStoic Stoic]] expression falter.]
-->'''Teal'c:''' I believe it will be necessary to notify the police. [The car stereo nearby is thumping with a hip-hop song, the only audible lyrics being "Who's the man?"]
** Don't forget the part where he breaks a thug's fist by ''headbutting it''.
** In that same episode, Teal'c [=KOed=] a thief from roughly 50 yards with a [[ImprovisedWeapon thrown eggplant]].
* Season Eight - Vala stealing Prometheus single-handedly. Extra points for the {{Crowning Moment of Funny}} when she comes on to Daniel whilst dressed as a super-soldier with a really deep masculine voice.
** Conversely, this episode can also be seen as a pretty crowning moment of awesome for Daniel, given he holds Vala off on his own and without the use of a super-suit.
* In the Season 10 episode "Talion", Teal'c gets a scene which shows why you really [[UnstoppableRage don't want to make him angry]]:
-->'''Teal'c''': In that case, there are some things you should know. The Ori do not ascend their followers. Arkad is a coward who will die by my hand. Also, I have planted an explosive device in your symbiote pouch. It is set to go off within a matter of moments. It is the same explosive that you used to kill twelve warriors, eighteen innocent bystanders, and two children who had gathered for a peaceful summit.
-->'''Ba'kad''': [who is tied up] They were sinners all, who chose the path of evil.
-->'''Teal'c''': [walking away] Ten seconds.
-->'''Ba'kad''': Where are you going?
-->'''Teal'c''': I am leaving. ''You'' are about to explode.
--> Cue Teal'c [[PowerWalk Power Walking]] away in slow motion while the captive assassin detonates behind him.
** It was a scene inspired by a similar scene from ''Film/ManOnFire'', which if anything makes it even more awesome. To make it even better, Teal'c, having watched a lot of Earth fiction, probably saw that movie and was emulating it.
** Later in the same episode, Teal'c fulfills that promise by killing Arkad. After being shot with several staff blasts, getting his ass beaten with a sword-stick, then getting stabbed in the guts with a sword. He is dying on the ground when Arkad gloats that [[BerserkButton he killed Teal'c's mother]]. Bad idea.
* Samantha Carter got her moment when she ''[[RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun blew up a sun]]!'' This repeatedly received LampshadeHanging in the show as other people [[RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun fully acknowledged it]] as her Crowning Moment Of Awesome.
-->'''Jacob''': Come on, Sam. It can't be any harder than blowing up a sun.
-->'''Sam''': You know, you blow up one sun and suddenly everyone expects you to walk on water.
-->[Alien control panel lights up.]
-->'''Sam''': Next up, parting the Red Sea!
** Not on that scale, but Sam's ''original'' CrowningMomentOfAwesome was her "reproductive organs" speech to Jack in the pilot, helping to establish that she was not going to sit back and be TheChick on this show.
** It was more awesome for O'Neill: Carter walks in assuming she'll be discriminated against, and starts talking sexual organs when nobody ''but'' her has 'em in mind. O'Neill, against the stereotype, rolls with it and says it's ''scientists'' he has a problem with.
*** Since the re-release of this episode in 2009 ("Children of the Gods" the Director's Cut), Sam's "reproductive organs" line is removed. She wins the argument with more style this time.
**** Which is kinda silly since now anyone who's only seen that version of the episode will be wondering why he show keeps making jokes about Sam discussing reproductive organs.
** When they're helping out the Jaffa resistance force, Carter is the one who steps up to demonstrate why the P90 is superior to a staff weapon. The leader is not convinced a female is better than they are. A Jaffa soldier steps up and shoots at a log suspended above the ground three times, missing once (and this is their best marksman). Carter steps up, and O'Neill has them sway the log just for an added challenge. Carter ''cuts the log in half with automatic fire'', then cuts the (still moving) string holding the log up using a single shot. The leader can't say ''anything'' about her after this.
*** Don't forget O'Neill's line: "The staff weapon is a weapon of terror. It is made to intimidate your enemy. This (lifts the P90) is a weapon of ''war''. It is made to ''kill'' your enemy."
** There's "Emancipation", where she steps up to battle a tribal warlord and kicks vast amounts of ass, until she gets him on the ground with a knife to the throat and demands his surrender. And it doesn't hurt that she did all that to save a young woman from an "honor killing."
** Don't forget "The Quest", where she gives Ba'al an oh so satisfying slug to the jaw and forces him to fall in line.
** Samantha Carter and the ''Odyssey'' has another one in ''The Pegasus Project'' when she suggests passing close by a black hole to slingshot around it, drawing a pursuing wraith ship closer to the black hole and mess up its jammers, then beam a nuke aboard it hoping that the resulting explosion will activate a supergate they have been trying to connect with. Not only does it work, but the unstable vortex of the supergate also destroys a nearby Ori mothership: A Rube Goldberg chain of explosions.
* Jack's many, many awesome moments, like when, during Bra'tac's lengthy speech about "battling their way to the shield core", O'Neill busies himself with pulling the pin on some grenades, dropping them, and destroying the core, thus leaving them with plenty of time to get the hell out of Dodge. Followed by:
-->'''Jack''': What now?
-->'''Bra'tac''': Now, we die.
-->'''Jack''': Well, ''that's'' a bad plan.
* The [[RedshirtArmy non-speaking parts]] of the SGC get one in the season three opener, when General Hammond is seeking volunteers to rescue SG-1. He says anyone who wishes to go should take one step forward. '''Everyone''' steps forward in unison before he can even complete the sentence.
* Ba'al had quite a few understated Crowning Moments, but the best of them to appear before season 9 was when he [[EnemyMine teamed up with Sam and Jacob to unlock the controls to the Dakara superweapon:]]
-->'''Ba'al:''' [Indicates a panel] This one.
-->'''Jacob:''' How do you know?
-->'''Ba'al:''' [Smiling broadly] I am a god. Gods are all-knowing.
** And, as far as the panel went, he was right!
*** Jacob got a small one back when Ba'al's next guess was not so lucky.
* Oma finally getting off the bench in [[DeadLikeMe Der Waffle House]] and keeping Anubis out of our plane of existence.
* Three words: "I. Die. Free." ''Any time'' they are uttered by ''anyone'' qualifies.
* Another Hammond [=CMoA=] was in the season 2 opener. In the alternate universe, O'Neill was in command of SGC and he sent a nuclear bomb to the Jaffa homeworld, effectively killing a whole planet of innocent people just to strike back at the Goa'uld. When someone suggests the same thing in the regular universe, where Hammond is in command, he casually dismisses the possibility.
** Of course, you have to remember that O'Neill was a lot more desperate, less experienced in the ways of the Goa'uld, and didn't have the benefit of Daniel's moral compass until recently.
** Also, in the alternate universe, they had never been to Chulak, so O'Neill had no reason to think of it as anything other than an enemy base, whereas it really would have been nuking a good sized city.
* In "Secrets", Colonel O'Neill confronts Heru'ur on Abydos. Heru'ur has his shield up and can't be shot. As he prepares to blast O'Neill with his hand device, O'Neill ''nails him right through the hand'' with his ''thrown combat knife''. Damn.
-->'''Heru'ur''': You dare challenge me?!
-->'''O'Neill''': Thinkin' about it. [tosses knife]
* In "Forever in a Day", Shar'e got one, as depressing as it was. The fact that she figured out how to send a message to Daniel ''through the hand device'' was really awesome.
* Not to mention when Teal'c and General Hammond fly a Goa'uld "needle threader" (a Stargate-sized glider) through the Stargate in order to rescue SG-1 and other characters, who have been captured by a Goa'uld. Hammond has control of the weapons and gets to blow up rows of towers putting a force shield in place, while Teal'c, the pilot, avoids every bit of return fire. What does Hammond have to say about this? '''"Yee-haw!"''' The look on Teal'c face is priceless.
* In "Beachhead", Vala got a [=CMoA=] - while practically every important person in the Stargate program was debating what the hell they should be doing to stop the supergate, she came up with a risky plan and put it into action, all by herself. The stunned expressions are perhaps the most obvious sign that even the characters thought it was a Crowning Moment of Awesome.
** She stole a ship ''no one knew was there'' and took down something powered by ''two black holes'' with a plan no one else had even considered. she out-awesomed damn near everyone that episode.
* How has Thor not been mentioned? His speech (read, subtle threat) to the representatives of various world powers in "Disclosure" to convince them not to take the Stargate out of Hammond's control was nothing but awesome.
--> '''Thor''': It is the opinion of the Asgard high council that Stargate Command should be left in the very capable hands of General Hammond and his team, and while our continued friendship with Earth is not contingent on that, ''it is preferred''.
** Thor's appearance also doubles as a [=CMoA=] for Hammond. Kinsey has spent the entire episode throwing the SGC's failures in Hammond's face. Hammond makes one phone call (figuratively speaking) and their greatest ally beams into the meeting just because Hammond asked him to. Even Kinsey has to admit how thoroughly he was owned. "Well played," indeed.
** Also in "Disclosure", Kinsey is trying to argue against Thor, and addresses him as "Commander Thor". Thor interrupts him with "''[[InsistentTerminology Supreme]]'' Commander", effectively shutting Kinsey up. In two words, Thor demonstrates that no, Kinsey is not talking to a flunky, but to a powerful government official, and that Thor would brook no familiarity from someone as low as Kinsey.
** Thor's first appearance also counts. Earlier on in the episode the crew make contact with Thor via hologram to ask for help and he kind of disses them off and sends them on their way. In the end SG-1 are captured and the Goa'uld appear to be victorious, and suddenly this ''[[GunshipRescue huge mothership shows up]] [[CurbstompBattle and casually beams the entire Jaffa army away.]]''
*** Not just the army, [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs it takes the ]]''[[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs Pyramids ]]''[[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs (Goa'uld landing site) as well]].
* [[EngagingChevrons Chevron Guy]] Walter might not have gotten much to do in the main televised series, but an ''entire'' ExpandedUniverse BigFinish audio adventure was dedicated to Walter generally being awesome and single-handedly saving the Stargate from an alien attack that involved massive bolts of lightning funneling through the command center and gate room. And after all this? Walter simply explains...
--->''I'm no hero. I just press buttons. I'm just... the [[EngagingChevrons Chevron Guy]].''
* Vala mal Doran as the world's most effective waitress in "Memento Mori". "You took 'em both down without even breaking a sweat!"
* Janet Fraiser in "Heroes", doing...well, what RealLife military doctors do ''all the time''.
** The guest character in that episode, the documentary filmmaker Emmett Bregman, gets a CMOA at the end of the first act. It's a Crowning Moment The Reason You Suck Speech. SaulRubinek's heartfelt delivery really sells the moment.
-->'''Bregman:''' Why is that camera off? You don't know what you're doing here. Maybe I know what I'm doing here. These people are risking their lives for us! I want to see what they're going through, even if they don't want us to! And I want other people to see it! What do you think they're doing out there? Protecting and defending secrecy?!? That's the world of Mao, the world of Stalin, the world of secret police, secret trials, secret-secret deaths! You force the press into the cold, and all you will get is lies and innuendo! And nothing, nothing is worse for a free society than a press that is in service to the-to the military and the politicians, nothing! You turn that camera off when I tell you to turn it off! You think I give a damn what you think about me? You serve the people? So do I!
** Janet Fraiser gets another, much subtler one in "Serpent's Song," when she singlehandedly in four words explains the entire Hippocratic oath. Martouf sees Janet giving Apophis an injection of morphine to ease his pain. This dialogue ensues.
--->'''Martouf''': He is your ''enemy!''
--->'''Fraiser''': ''He is my patient!''
* When, in the season 9 episode "Prototype", Daniel proposes killing Khalek. Made even more awesome if you watched a really early episode right beforehand. This was a guy jumping out at all aliens just to say "Hi!"
* In the show, SG-10 was trapped on a planet being destroyed by a black hole, the one Carter later used [[RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun to blow up a sun]]. In a pair of novels set five years later, SG-1 manages to rescue them, something widely acknowledged within the SGC as one of their crowning achievements.
* Tomin, faithful follower of the Ori, tells off a Prior with an objection most epic:
-->'''Prior:''' I'm disappointed, Tomin. It seems you have begun to question [[ReligionOfEvil the will of the Ori]]... or is it the unbeliever under your tutorage that has corrupted you?
-->'''Tomin:''' No, I have not begun to question the will of the Ori. But I ''have'' begun to question the interpretation of their words. No matter what you say, I will not believe the Book of Origin asks us to massacre innocent people, and I will not stand by while the holy doctrine of goodwill and faith that I have sworn to uphold is '''''twisted into a hammer''''' ''and'' '''''used to beat people down!'''''
** The Prior's completely mature response, of course, was to do exactly what Tomin was arguing against, just to show that he could.
** Note that Tomin made a third appearance in ''TheArkOfTruth''. Apparently the Prior was so blown away by Tomin's awesomeness that he didn't just force-choke the shit out of him for saying that. Moreover, the Prior indicates that Tomin did not stop at that speech, which means Tomin has been getting away with this for ''months''.
* Three separate events together contribute to President Hayes' Crowning Moment of Awesome during the two-part season seven finale, "Lost City":
** When he stands up to Anubis' threats:
--->'''Anubis:''' You bring destruction upon yourselves.
--->'''Hayes:''' Never going to happen.
*** Which leads to a CMOF when he turns to his cabinet and asks, "[[LargeHam Too much?]]"
** When he refuses to flee to the Alpha site:
--->'''Kinsey:''' Mr. President, it's time to go to the Alpha site. You can stay in contact and give any or...
--->'''Hayes:''' Bob, go ahead.
--->'''Kinsey:''' Mr. President...
--->'''Hayes:''' No no, go ahead. I'm, ah... I'm staying.
--->'''Kinsey:''' ''*stands dumbfounded for a moment, then leaves*''
** When he forces Kinsey to resign:
--->'''Hayes:''' Dr. Weir?
--->'''Weir:''' Mr. President, ''Prometheus'' can't win against an entire fleet, but it could buy SG-1 enough time to complete their mission.
--->'''Kinsey:''' Mr. President, that is downright insane. I am relieving Dr. Weir and taking command of this facility.
--->'''Weir:''' ''*to Hayes, over Kinsey*'' Sir, from what I've looked at...
--->'''Hayes:''' Will you shut the hell up?
--->'''Weir:''' I'm sorry, sir.
--->'''Hayes:''' Not ''you'', Doctor.
--->'''Kinsey:''' Ex... excuse me?
--->'''Hayes:''' Consider your resignation accepted, Bob.
--->'''Kinsey:''' You can't do that!
--->'''Hayes:''' Oh, please. I got enough on you to have you shot.
--->'''Kinsey:''' This is the biggest mistake you will ever make!
--->'''Hayes:''' ...But I think I'll stick with my original thought, which is 'Shut the hell up.'
--->'''Kinsey:''' I promise, you will only live to regret this! ''*storms off*''
--->'''Hayes:''' ''*shakes head*'' Go ahead, Dr. Weir.
*** This can also be seen as Kinsey's "Crowning Moment of Defeat".
* Mitchell. The time they were posing as corn drug dealers and got captured brought several great moments for him.
** How can we forget the time that Mitchell disguised himself as the leader of the [[TheSyndicate Lucian Alliance]] and got the two space mafia ships to open fire on one another?
* The Battle of the Supergate is one for the Ori. They defeat a dozen Ha'taks, two Tau'ri battlecruisers, and an Asgard warship with no significant damage.
* Fail Safe. A giant asteroid is about to crash into the Earth. Important personnel have been relocated offworld. As the last group is about to leave, Major Davis gives a funny look after Hammond orders Davis and Sergeant Harriman to report to the Alpha Site. Hammond's reply? "I haven't been relieved of this command, Major". THAT is how you go out with style.
* As much of a TearJerker as "Heroes" was, this troper never gets tired of seeing the SGC kicking the collected rear ends of the Goa'uld in force after an SG team gets pinned down by Jaffa.
* Major Marks gets one when Daniel tells him he should be ready to fire.
-->'''Marks:''' I'm ALWAYS ready to fire. I just need to push this button.
** Which kinda lampshades that apparently Daniel's idea of how to command a starship was still influenced to a degree by Earth science-fiction serials.
--->'''Daniel:''' "Sorry, I just thought that's what you're supposed to say."
* The entire first couple seasons: MacGyver ''INSPACE'' whilst simultaneously somehow beating various crazy advanced aliens at their own game...
* Carter asks Ba'al why he resents working with her - if it's because she's human or a woman. He says it's a little of both. She punches him in the face.
* Also this exchange in the Season 10 Episode "The Quest." As part of a test, they must rescue a little boy (who turns out to be a hologram) from a cage.
--->'''Ba'al:''' He's tiny! Tell him to squeeze through the bars.
--->'''Teal'c:''' Assist us, or I will squeeze YOU through the bars.
* Small one from [[WhamEpisode "Heroes, Part 2"]] that doubles as a {{CMOH}}. SG-1, -3, and -15 have come back through the gate with several wounded [[spoiler:and Dr. Fraiser's body]]. We see Carter storm past Emmett Bregman's documentary crew in tears. The SGC's public affairs officer tells them to stop filming, and Bregman rips him a new one for trying to shut down a media project that casts the SGC (and its sacrifices) in a positive light.
* The alternate universe Sam from "There But for The Grace Of God" is being held at staff-point by a dozen Jaffa. She convinces them to hold fire by telling them she has a dimensional-control device and is willing to hand it over to Apophis. The Jaffa take the device, and then she whips out a grenade and tells them she also wants to blow them all to hell. Cue explosion.


* In the early fourth season of ''{{Stargate Atlantis}}'', [[spoiler:Dr. Weir invades the Replicator HiveMind, only she had been the one to initiate the MindProbe (she was part Replicator at this point) and tricked the Replicators into thinking that they had won over her while she was, in fact, still in control]].
* "First I need something I can heal." Dr. Keller, moments before she shoots a guy in the leg just to get some measure of revenge without violating her oath.
** Except that one of the principles of medical ethics is nonmaleficience. Granted, it isn't stated in the Hippocratic Oath, but still, while this troper won't deny it was a [=CMoA=] it also had a touch of Values Dissonance for her.
* "Be All My Sins Remember'd" is more like a Crowning ''Episode'' Of Awesome, as it revolves around [[spoiler:the ridiculously powerful Asgard beam weapons, capable of destroying '''Ancient''' warships in a matter of '''seconds''', the biggest spacefight ever in the entire Stargate Verse, and the elimination of the Asurans]].
* Surprisingly, Richard Woolsey was given one, [[spoiler: calmly telling disembodied Replicators to go ahead and destroy Atlantis because they'll doom themselves if they do.]]
* "The Return, Part 2": Sheppard takes the puddle jumper through the Stargate of the Replicator-controlled Atlantis... and while the Replicators are firing at the ship's shields, he escapes by piloting the ship backwards and ''smashing the wall behind the Stargate''. Also, [=McKay's=] master plan that took down the Replicators when all seemed lost, even if it was presented via an Main/UnspokenPlanGuarantee.
* Have we forgotten our good friend, Todd the Wraith? His first fight scenes with the Genii troopers was distilled awesome, to say nothing of the subversion of his AlwaysChaoticEvil designation that followed.
** Oh, and this:
--->'''Sheppard:''' [About the Wraith Conference chamber's amenities] Fruit bowl - nice touch.
--->'''Todd:''' Well, we picked them up on our travels; I thought it would make our discussions more comfortable. I hope they prove as delicious as the farmers who grew them.
--->[A faint pause as everyone does their best to look away from the fruit bowl.]
** And in the same episode, when Todd is about to help transform Teyla into a Wraith Queen:
--->'''Todd:''' Can I help you?
--->'''Ronon:''' If '''anything''' happens to her... there won't be anywhere in the galaxy you can hide.
--->'''Todd:''' [Without dropping his smile] Is that all?
--->[He marches past Ronon and into the infirmary where Teyla is being prepared for surgery.]
--->'''Todd:''' [Cheerily] How's my patient?
** Let's face it, Todd is a walking Crowning Moment in his own right.
* Season 4, episode 1. Twenty-or-so Jumpers clearing a path for a city-ship in an asteroid belt, most of the pilots rookies. They even succeed (mostly).
* In the fifth-season episode "Outsiders", normally unassuming (but well-loved) Dr. Carson Beckett gets one. Having been captured along with Dr. [=McKay=] by the Wraith, told to find an antidote for a drug that makes humans immune to Wraith feeding in order that the population of the planet he got snatched off of be spared, and [[spoiler: discovering that he himself is infected with it, he ''provokes the boss Wraith into feeding off him'', which kills it dead.]] BAD. FREAKING. ASS.
* In the episode "Search and Rescue," the Shepherd's team has infiltrated one of Michael's ships in order to rescue Teyla. During the action, the Daedalus shows up, and the two ships start exchanging fire. Once Col. Caldwell gets word that the rescue was a success, he turns to his gunner and, in a very weary, bored tone, says, "Major Marks, please make that ship go away." About three seconds later, it's space dust.
* In the finale "Enemy At The Gate", we have the City Ship of Atlantis over Earth firing off drones, though you could say this was a Carson Beckett [=CMoA=] as he was in the control chair.
** Woolsey gets one, too. Atlantis only has enough power to do one of two things: fly or shoot. It's being pushed into the atmosphere by the force of the Wraith weapons, and is going to fall to the planet without moving. Which of these two things does Woolsey want done? The shooting.
* The fifth season episode "Midway" where in, two [[OneManArmy one man armies]], namely Teal'c and Ronon, get together, beat each other up, and then turn around and start mopping floors with a Wraith strike force. Keep in mind, Col. Sheppard and his team had a tough time taking on the Wraith who were guarding Midway. Teal'c and Ronon cleaned out the SGC '''by themselves'''. Made. Of. WIN!
** From the same episode: Teal'c sees Ronon's blaster in action. After the firefight, he stares at it in awe, and says "I greatly desire one of these weapons." Ronon's only response: "Get in line." As plothole ridden as the episode may be, it's full of Crowning Moments for ''Stargate'''s two resident warriors.
* "Vegas." From beginning to end, this episode was a parody of awesome.
* The Genii invasion of Atlantis in "The Storm" and "The Eye", in which Sheppard goes [[Film/DieHard John McClane]] and [[TeleFrag TeleFrags]] most of the invasion force with a press of a button, and then hunts down the rest one by one.
-->'''Beckett''': How do we tell which one is Sheppard?
-->'''Ford''': He'll be the dot making the other dots go away.
* In "The Storm", when Sheppard goes to activate the final relay, senses a Genii ambush, then promptly massacres the ambushers. Bonus points for calmly picking up a communicator and telling Kolya how what he just did was bad on so many levels.
* In the episode "First Strike", the SGC discovers that the Asuran Replicators are building a fleet of warships with which to attack Earth. Rather than mess around with covert sabotage ops or negotiations or quests for ancient alien superweapons, an Earth-built starship is sent out to use an Earth-built weapon system (codenamed "Horizon", basically a MIRV carrying six 230 ''gigaton'' bombs and a bunch of decoys) to blow an entire continent off of the Asuran homeworld. See it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXIdFTwIB0k here]]. This is particularly impressive considering that a decade earlier Earth had basically the same capabilities as current-day real life and now they're laying the smackdown against extragalactic targets that have (literally) near-godlike technology.
** The impact is somewhat lessened when [[spoiler:the Asurans recover pretty dang quick and make them pay for the attempt. This is rectified by the middle of the next season, and it was a pretty impressive show of force and how far things had come, but still.]]
** I nominate that sequence for Crowning Music of Awesome
* Rodney [=McKay=], the man who spent two decades inventing a new kind of math and creating a AI hologram of himself in Atlantis all so he could send Sheppard back to change the past.
** In the same episode, his montage about how everyone died at least gave some of the characters epic sendouts.
*** Ronan forms a peasant army a la ''{{Dragonheart}}'' and starts kicking Wraith ass. During one mission, he unexpectedly teams up with Todd to blow things up. Cue BackToBackBadasses as they kill everything in sight, then draw their knives on each other at the climax ("force of habit"). Bonus points for Todd having managed to go for a kill-stab on Ronon just as quickly. Then they're pinned down again, so they blow themselves up with the building.
*** Sam getting her own ship and blowing up hive after hive. When she's lured into an inescapable ambush, she takes the three hives doing the ambush down with her.
* [=McKay=] built a replicator that destroyed all the replicators on Asuras and in orbit. Then detonated the planet.
* What about Zelenka? Apparently this troper was the only one impressed by the fact that not only was he the one person on Atlantis who evaded capture in Tabula Rasa, he ''took out a marine''.
** He didn't just take out one Marine. After we hear that he knocked out of one of Lorne's men, we see him again with a stunner. Either someone left their stunner just lying about, or he knocked out another marine and nicked it.
** He also single handedly saved Atlantis in Quarantine.
* "The Siege, Part 2". The Wraith hit Atlantis with a massive formation of darts, and we reply with a massive amount of [[MoreDakka dakka]].
** Also in "The Siege, Part 2". Weir is held hostage by the Genii, and manages to negotiate not only her own freedom, but two nuclear bombs as well. While she's blindfolded & bound to a chair.
* Who can forget Sheppard's final takedown of Kolya? Kolya goes through all this trouble to capture the team, using them to blackmail Sheppard into an [[ShowdownAtHighNoon old-west-style showdown]], and after a tense staring contest between the two (implying the [[FinalBattle epic battle to come]]), [[spoiler: Sheppard gets the drop on him hands down, blowing him away in less time than it takes to type this]].
* The ''Daedalus'''s entrance during the Wraith Siege of Atlantis. It's made aware early on that it's on its way to the Pegasus Galaxy and will be there in a while. Come next episode It blows its way onto the scene by destroying at least three hive ships and managing to make it down to the planet through an entire fleet of more.
* In The Kindred Part 1, Teyla is interrogating a guy about the whereabouts of [[spoiler: her people, including the father of her unborn child, who had been kidnapped by Michael.]] The guy thinks it's hilarious that he's being threatened by this [[spoiler: heavily pregnant]] woman. She proceeds to kick him across the room and into the wall.
* Weir vs. Landry & Caldwell in "The Intruder." Weir wins.
* The scene in "Critical Mass" where it's just been revealed that Col. Caldwell has been taken over by a Goa'uld. He's beamed into a conference room with Dr. Weir, Sheppard and Ronon. The following exchange occurs:
-->'''Caldwell (controlled by a Goa'uld)''': I should warn you, as a Goa'uld, I now possess the strength of many men. [Caldwell's eyes glow]
-->'''Ronon''': It won't be a fair fight then... [proceeds to take down Caldwell very quickly, then tosses his ass ''across the table'', where he gets tasered by Sheppard]
* Teyla uses her Wraith-psychic ability to pilot a hiveship. Considering that her abilities prior to that were mostly limited to being Wraith-radar, this is pretty badass.


[[folder:Stargate Universe]]

* Not far into the series, medic Tamara Johansen has one in "Air (Part 3)". Col. Telford has taken over Col. Young's body thanks to the Ancient communication stones. Young is in no condition to be walking around, but Telford just wants pain killers to ignore it. Instead he gets a heavy sedative, and his assistant (also having played body-swap with a crew member) gets chewed out when she tries to protest.
* The ''Destiny'' itself gets one in "Light" by [[spoiler:''flying through a star'' to refuel itself]]. It has to be seen to get the full impact.
* In "Earth", Rush sets up a BatmanGambit [[spoiler:to get rid of Telford, who had taken over Young's body and wasn't going to give it back. He sets up their experiment to see if they can dial Earth so it appears to spiral out of control (as opposed to killing everyone), getting Telford to make a beeline for the communication stones and leave. Then Rush calmly ends the experiment and proves himself to be a MagnificentBastard to the rest of the senior staff]].
* Young gets one in "Justice" when [[spoiler:he gives Rush a well-deserved beat-down for attempting to frame him for murder]]. What he does after that, [[WhatTheHellHero not so much]].
* "Space". Pretty much all of it.
** For Crowning to be established, it have to go to Lt. James. After doing a whole lot of [[MsFanservice nothing]] for Season 1.0, she starts evacuating people to safe areas of the ship when they [[spoiler: come under attack from the catfish hominids.]] When she runs into a corridor that's shooting lightning bolts at people and already took out a couple of earlier runners, does she look for another way around? Nope, she tells her group to stand back, takes a beat to compose herself, and ''runs down a electrified corridor'' to trip one of the ship's breakers, and gets the medic in soon enough to save both of their lives. That is how it's done, folks.
** Also add one for [[spoiler: Dr. Rush, who breaks Chloe out and manages to get both of them off the ship, with just an assist from Young and the poor sap he brain-jacked.]]
*** Not to mention when [[spoiler:he killed that alien ''with his bare hands''.]]
* Chloe gets a couple in "Lost". [[spoiler:While not awesome in the technical sense, the fact that she twice picks up details her teammates missed, thus pretty much putting them on the right track to survive, is really a step up from being TheLoad. Stay the course, Chloe.]]
* Also in "Lost", when Colonel Young says, "We're gonna make this work."
* In "Faith", Sergeant Greer finds something resembling a kiwi on an alien world. They cut it open and prepare to send it back and test it for any other effects. Greer then [[WhatAnIdiot takes a bite]]. Everyone WTF-faces him, and then someone says "Dude! What if it's poisoned?" He says, quietly; [[BadAss "We'll find out."]]
* In "Subversion", Young and Rush discover that Col. Telford [[spoiler: is a spy for the Lucian Alliance]]. When he [[spoiler: refuses to tell them the location of the Alliance's base]], Young locks Telford (who is using Rush's body no less) in his quarters and [[spoiler: begins venting the atmosphere out of the room.]]
* O'Neill's epic dressing down of Young in "Incursion, Part 1" for his indecisiveness in [[spoiler:dealing with the Lucian Alliance invasion]].
* The [[TwentyFour Jack Bauer-like]] moment when Young ''forcefully'' interrogates Telford was golden and well written, well acted, and well directed, but that wasn't what did it for this troper (who's made no secret of his disdain for ''Universe''). Following that ordeal, Young's de facto 2IC, Lt. Scott gets too big for his rank and suggests that Young should have properly explained what he was doing. Young basically tells Scott to STFU and fall in line. For all the talk of CharacterDevelopment, this troper is absolutely '''loving''' watching Young become the ColonelBadass many folks always knew he had in him.
** Greer gets in on this action in the next episode. He insists to Scott that they need to believe in Colonel Young's leadership. When Scott admits he doesn't know how to be so unwaveringly faithful, Greer straight up says "learn". Hell. Yes.
** I think Greer started getting on the awesome bandwagon when we ''beat the '''snot''''' out of Colonel Telford in the previous episode when Telford jumped Young. It wasn't even a very long fight, either. Greer went in and beat the shit out of Telford in six seconds flat.
* At the end of season one, [[spoiler:the Lucians have basically won, and have herded all the military into the cafeteria for execution. They get all of them to kneel, hands behind their heads, but Young just stands there, at parade rest, refusing to move or even ''look'' at their captors, not doing anything but slowly look up...as the lights go out again. As CliffHanger[=s=] go, that's a pretty cool one.]]
* The unnamed soldier who takes down the entire medical ward once he realizes that TJ and him and the rest of the wounded aren't going to be treated well. Too bad the one guy he didn't pay attention to got the best of him (then again, Varro is pretty badass and you knew he wasn't going down like that), and he missed TJ's assistant. Also, he ''did'' [[NiceJobBreakingItHero shoot TJ]].
* In the following episode, it looks like Eli, Chloe and Brody are about to be gunned down by two Alliance soldiers, when Scott and Greer pull a BigDamnHeroes moment. Scott does a relatively simple pistol whip and takes the guy gun. Greer tackles his opponent and ''chokes him unconscious'' (hell, he might have killed him).
* A few from Rush in the same episode. He comes up with a plan to expose the entire ship to radiation, killing everyone on-board. When Dannic points this out, Rush, utterly deadpan, says they're willing to die to keep the ship out of Alliance hands. Later on, when Rush has concocted a way for his group to survive while everyone else dies, his steadfast commitment to the plan in spite of the fact it would kill Scott, Greer, TJ, and Wray is equally badass, because Dannic utterly loses his shit when faced with someone who's just as willing to go the extreme as he is.
* And finally, faced with Dannic losing his shit per the above, and [[KickTheDog having nearly been strangled by him earlier]], Ginn finally gets tired of his crap and shoots him in the back four times, doing what no one else had the courage to do (save Telford, but he didn't have a gun).
* We really can't forget about our boy Varro. As Varro points out to JerkAss Colonel Young, if not for Varro doing his best to be the OnlySaneMan onboard Destiny, the Lucian Alliance would've used the expedition for target practice.
* TJ gets one in "Awakening". She's treating Simeon and he tries to get physical by grabbing her arm. She instantly twists his arm back and practically has him saying "Uncle" inside of five seconds. TJ is no DistressedDamsel.
* Though more of a character episode, Wray gets one that doubles as a {{Heartwarming moment}} in "Pathogen". Eli's worried that his mother will let herself die if he can't snap her out of his depression, and nothing's working. Wray calls up her superiors and outright demands that they arrange to have her use the stones to visit Destiny, security clearance be damned. They do it. No matter what you think of her past actions, that was awesome.
* Greer in "Cloverdale", simply put Greer + Flamethrowers( multiple) / Gate used as weapon vs hostile alien plantlife = Awesome.
** Props to him also timing the dialing of the Stargate to have a plant monster get killed by the kawoosh.
* Rush causing a herd of large alien animals to stampede Simeon. What's especially satisfying is them taking the time to show the stampede running over Simeon. If you go frame by frame, he gets stepped on no less than four times on screen, and probably more off it.
* Volker and Brody jumping out of their seats when Simeon says something to Park. Volker especially doesn't back down from Simeon. Remember that Volker is a scientist, not a soldier, while Simeon is. Topped off with other lovely bits like Greer roughing up Simeon for harassing "his people". While a nice note of how much closer the crew is, remember as well that Greer and Park are also sleeping together.
* The synchronized flight through a star in "Resurgence".
* Before that, Telford's BigDamnHeroes moment. Really, anything with the seed ship flying is just made of win.
* For TJ, after months of not being confident in her abilities as the ship's only doctor-like person, in "Hope", she's able to perform a successful kidney transplant, a part of it while the power was out, from Greer to Volker.
* Scott, Greer and Young taking down a drone in "Blockade" by forming a triangle of sorts and just keeping up the MoreDakka. And when it goes down? Greer kicks it one more time for good luck.
* All over the place in the final episode, "Gauntlet", from piloting an automated shuttle to blow up a Command Ship, and to Eli, [[spoiler: who elected to stay behind in order to fix the final stasis pod, stepping up from out of Rush's shadow once and for all.]]
* In "Blockade", Eli [[spoiler: fucking flies Destiny through a blue supergiant! For a comparison, blue supergiants are second only to hypergiants in size, and are significantly hotter than most stars. This was something Rush didn't ''dare'' to do (and didn't think that Eli could do it). Then Eli "casually" saves Park.]]
-->'''Rush:''' I kept checking his calculations for mistakes...there weren't any. It was beautiful.

The Films

[[folder:Stargate: The Movie]]
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* ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' the original movie has Jack TeleFrag a Jaffa guard.
-->'''Jack:''' [[PreMortemOneLiner Give my regards to King Tut, asshole!]]
** Then he beams up [[spoiler:[[DeusExNukina the atomic weapon]] on board the departing Goa'uld ship]] using the severed hand! JustInTime, too.
** O'Neil has spent most of the movie depressed over the death of his son, [[RetiredBadass so he's been reluctant to really get into it.]] Thing is, he's played by ''KurtRussell'', so we spend the whole movie just waiting for him to bust out. Finally, during the third act, it happens. A caravan comes to Ra's temple, and the Horus guards are checking everyone, pulling back their hoods. We see villager after villager...and then one of them turns out to be Jack, who points an [=MP5=] at the guard.
--->'''Jack:''' Hey. How you doing? *[[HesBack blows guard away]]*
*** In a bit of FridgeBrilliance, O'Neil getting it together neatly steers the character's personality into Richard Dean Anderson's later, much-better-known, goofy wise-cracking take on him.
* Also from the original movie, Kasuf leading the villagers at the end to finally rebel against Ra's rule. I have no idea what the hell he's yelling on top of that hill, but ''damn'' if it isn't awesome.
* I thought Daniel's getting Shau'ri to a sarcophagus and nonchalantly turning around to blast Ra with a staff weapon were pretty darn awesome, too, especially considering [[LetsGetDangerous where he started]] at the beginning of the movie. Dude doesn't lack bravery.
-->'''Ra:''' [[PrepareToDie We are no longer amused]]...!


[[folder:Stargate: The Ark of Truth]]
[[AC:[[TheArkOfTruth Stargate: The Ark of Truth]]]]

* The scene in ''[[TheArkOfTruth Stargate: The Ark of Truth]]'' in which Teal'c, LeftForDead when the rest of the group are captured by the Ori, walks all the way down the mountain with a decidedly unpleasant blast wound in his back using an Ori staff weapon as a walking stick, collapse just outside the City of Celestis, rises again and pushes on. Sure, he had some [[HealingHands help]] at that point, but getting inside the [[PathOfInspiration Path of Origin]] equivalent of the Vatican by himself? BadAss.
** This scene leads to the curious situation of a moment of FridgeLogic being a CrowningMomentOfAwesome: the audience doesn't question how Teal'c gets into what must be the most heavily guarded building in two galaxies because he's ''Teal'c'': it's what he ''does''.
*** To Elaborate... This wasn't just his previous demonstrations of Badass in the opening of a movie, or for one or two seasons. The man has been doing this for ''ten'' seasons of Stargate SG-1, and had guest appearances on Atlantis. This is literally what we've been watching him do since we ''met'' him. how many other characters in ''any'' series or movie have ''that'' much background to justify something like this?


[[folder:Stargate: Continuum]]
[[AC: StargateContinuum]]

* In the closing moments of ''StargateContinuum'', a huge crowning [[CrowningMomentofAwesome moment of SG-1]]. As SG-1 tries to return history to the way it was...the evil Que'tesh and hordes of Jaffa attack them. In an act of courage that almost dwarfs anything they did on the show, [[spoiler: SG-1 gets blasted one by one as they take down the Jaffa. All of them die but not before Colonel Mitchell makes it back in time, just in time to shoot that smug bastard Ba'al in the face and prevent him from altering history at all]]. SG-1 solidified their rep as the greatest superhero team since the Justice League (in this tropers opinion).
** Daniel Jackson deserves special mention here, as [[spoiler:he was fighting the Jaffa with only one (real) leg, having lost the other at least year before]]. Daniel may be one hell of a nice guy, but he's more than capable of being a [[BadAssbookworm badass]] when the situation calls for it.
** Arguably the entire movie qualifies as one giant one for Ba'al. He escapes execution and rewrites time to take over the galaxy "with style" , to the point Earth was happy with the new timeline, the replicators never got released, the Ori and Wraith didn't exist, and he'd win over Earth with charm.
** He made it back with plenty of time to kill Ba'al. 10 years early, in fact.
* What did you say to them?" "We are Americans, please fire at the people chasing us!"
23rd Apr '12 5:20:46 AM erforce
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* The Genii invasion of Atlantis in "The Storm" and "The Eye", in which Sheppard goes [[DieHard John McClane]] and [[TeleFrag TeleFrags]] most of the invasion force with a press of a button, and then hunts down the rest one by one.


* The Genii invasion of Atlantis in "The Storm" and "The Eye", in which Sheppard goes [[DieHard [[Film/DieHard John McClane]] and [[TeleFrag TeleFrags]] most of the invasion force with a press of a button, and then hunts down the rest one by one.
16th Mar '12 3:13:19 PM rndmnmbr
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** Also in "Disclosure", Kinsey is trying to argue against Thor, and addresses him as "Commander Thor". Thor interrupts him with "''[[InsistentTerminology Supreme]]'' Commander", effectively shutting Kinsey up.


** Also in "Disclosure", Kinsey is trying to argue against Thor, and addresses him as "Commander Thor". Thor interrupts him with "''[[InsistentTerminology Supreme]]'' Commander", effectively shutting Kinsey up. In two words, Thor demonstrates that no, Kinsey is not talking to a flunky, but to a powerful government official, and that Thor would brook no familiarity from someone as low as Kinsey.
24th Feb '12 9:59:40 AM Zaptech
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* The alternate universe Sam from "There But for The Grace Of God" is being held at staff-point by a dozen Jaffa. She convinces them to hold fire by telling them she has a dimensional-control device and is willing to hand it over to Apophis. The Jaffa take the device, and then she whips out a grenade and tells them she also wants to blow them all to hell. Cue explosion.
13th Feb '12 10:23:54 AM vulcan
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* At the end of the first season season, SG-1 is on Apophis's mother ship and are ready to blow it up, of course this means they'll die as well. Colonel O'Neill hesitates before hitting the detonator:


* At the end of the first season season, SG-1 is on Apophis's mother ship and are ready to blow it up, of course this means they'll die as well. Colonel O'Neill hesitates before hitting the detonator:
31st Jan '12 4:13:11 PM Westrim
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* What did you say to them?" "We are Americans, please fire at the people chacing us!"


* What did you say to them?" "We are Americans, please fire at the people chacing chasing us!"
31st Jan '12 2:00:00 PM nombretomado
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[[folder:Stargate Universe]]
26th Jan '12 1:37:27 PM Lapis
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* What did you say to them?" "We are Americans, please fire at the people chacing us!"
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