History Awesome / TwentyFour

16th Mar '18 6:46:19 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* [[spoiler:How Jack kills Margot and Ian Al-Harazi. The two have just figured out that Heller is still alive and use their remaining drone to take out a tube station. Ian is GenreSavvy enough to want to bail before they're found but Margot forces him to stay. Sure enough, Morgan and Ritter arrive with some other CIA ops and begin to storm the apartment complex where they're hiding. While they shoot it out with Margot's henchmen, Jack reppels down the side of the building and draws Ian's attention to the window of the apartment. Ian walks over to the window, where ''Jack grabs him and throws him out to his death!'' Jack then shoots Margot to wound her, and manages to redirect the final missile to harmlessly impact the water. Margot sneers at Jack that every death that occurred this day was on the hands of him and Heller. Jack's response?]]

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* [[spoiler:How Jack kills Margot and Ian Al-Harazi. The two have just figured out that Heller is still alive and use their remaining drone to take out a tube station. Ian is GenreSavvy enough to want wants to bail before they're found but Margot forces him to stay. Sure enough, Morgan and Ritter arrive with some other CIA ops and begin to storm the apartment complex where they're hiding. While they shoot it out with Margot's henchmen, Jack reppels down the side of the building and draws Ian's attention to the window of the apartment. Ian walks over to the window, where ''Jack grabs him and throws him out to his death!'' Jack then shoots Margot to wound her, and manages to redirect the final missile to harmlessly impact the water. Margot sneers at Jack that every death that occurred this day was on the hands of him and Heller. Jack's response?]]
4th Dec '17 2:16:49 PM randomtroper89
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* Jack's "towel" speech, or the final shootout at the pier with the Drazen brothers.
** The final shootout deserves more elaboration. To lure Jack in, the bad guys have their mole tell him that Kim has been killed. "[[FamousLastWords He'll be here]]," [[TemptingFate one says]]. He immediately busts in, GunsAkimbo, and just starts emptying magazines. This place is ''filled'' with the dudes behind the ''real'' conspiracy that was behind what we ''thought'' was the conspiracy, and they'd been downright scary {{Out Gambit}}ting badasses who'd driven the tensest, most suspenseful action series you'd ever seen, holding all the cards ever since they were revealed. Then PapaBear lost his Kimmy, or so he thinks. The result is him going through like a machine, making every terrorist and {{Mook}} eat lead. Five minutes of ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' action later, a completely one-sided fight in which Jack mechanically, wordlessly kills whatever moves no matter ''what'' they try against him ends with him as the only living human being on the compound. All year, these guys were so unstoppable, so scary, so in control of the entire chessboard. Then one day they screwed with PapaWolf. '''Then they died.''' Special mention should go to the way he dealt with Andre and Victor Drazen. He engages them ''simultaneously'' in a gunfight, and Andre (despite arguably being the DragonInChief), is unceremoniously hit and killed with little fanfare. Victor ''almost'' beats Jack but runs out of bullets and surrenders. Jack then shoots him quite literally off the pier, ''shoots him in midair as he's falling'', and finally shoots him some more once his by now dead body hits the water emptying the magazine.
* Teri gets one when she shoots the man who's trying to strangle Kim... remember, this is ''before'' we know Kim's going to [[DamselScrappy make a habit of getting into these situations at complete random while having no relevance to the overall story]]... and then she ''shoots him again,'' calmly telling Kim that the man's boss was expecting to hear two shots.

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* Jack's "towel" speech, or the final shootout at the pier with the Drazen brothers.
** The
where he threatens to stick a towel down a man's throat, let it digest, then rip it out..
**The
final shootout deserves more elaboration. To lure Jack in, the bad guys have their mole tell him that Kim has been killed. "[[FamousLastWords He'll be here]]," [[TemptingFate one says]]. He immediately busts in, GunsAkimbo, and just starts emptying magazines. This place is ''filled'' with the dudes behind the ''real'' conspiracy that was behind what we ''thought'' was the conspiracy, and they'd been downright scary {{Out Gambit}}ting badasses who'd driven the tensest, most suspenseful action series you'd ever seen, holding all the cards ever since they were revealed. Then PapaBear lost his Kimmy, or so he thinks. The result is him going through like a machine, making every terrorist and {{Mook}} eat lead. Five minutes of ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' action later, a completely one-sided fight in which Jack mechanically, wordlessly kills whatever moves no matter ''what'' what they try against him ends with him as the only living human being on the compound. All year, these guys were so unstoppable, so scary, so in control of the entire chessboard. Then one day they screwed with PapaWolf. '''Then Then they died.''' died. Special mention should go to the way he dealt with Andre and Victor Drazen. He engages them ''simultaneously'' simultaneously in a gunfight, and Andre (despite arguably being the DragonInChief), is unceremoniously hit and killed with little fanfare. Victor ''almost'' almost beats Jack but runs out of bullets and surrenders. Jack then shoots him quite literally off the pier, ''shoots him in midair as he's falling'', falling, and finally shoots him some more once his by now dead body hits the water emptying the magazine.
* Teri gets one when she shoots the man who's trying to strangle Kim... remember, this is ''before'' before we know Kim's going to [[DamselScrappy make a habit of getting into these situations at complete random while having no relevance to the overall story]]... and then she ''shoots him again,'' calmly telling Kim that the man's boss was expecting to hear two shots.



* The moment right before when Kevin/Alan Not!York gets into the limo before realizing that Jack's behind the wheel. "Hello, Alan."
** Jack unblinkingly watches Kevin unload his entire pistol into the bulletproof window between the two of them.
* David Palmer walking into CTU '''''[[MemeticMutation LIKE A BOSS]]''''' [[note]](as in, he really ''does'' own the place)[[/note]], without any kind of foreshadowing beforehand.

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* The moment right before when Kevin/Alan Not!York gets into the limo before realizing that Jack's behind the wheel. "Hello, Alan."
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" Jack unblinkingly watches Kevin unload his entire pistol into the bulletproof window between the two of them.
* David Palmer walking into CTU '''''[[MemeticMutation [[MemeticMutation LIKE A BOSS]]''''' BOSS]] [[note]](as in, he really ''does'' own the place)[[/note]], without any kind of foreshadowing beforehand.
12th Sep '17 2:04:05 PM starwolf
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* Nina has gotten a pre-emptive presidential pardon for the murder of Jack Bauer, and she's very smug about it. Jack isn't cowed.
-->'''Nina:''' "This isn't how you thought it would end, is it Jack?"
-->'''Jack:''' "This isn't over yet."
4th Aug '17 1:53:50 PM Linda58
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* After [[spoiler:Navarro]] has been exposed as a traitor and arrested. He (naturally) says he will only pass on the vital information he has in exchange for full immunity. Jack's response?
-->'''Jack:''' Well, I can assure you full immunity is not on the table. But your hand is. ''(starts smashing his hand)''.
4th Aug '17 12:11:47 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In the penultimate episode, Jack and Christopher Henderson work together and assault the submarine Vladimir Bierko has taken over. While Henderson disables the missiles, Jack slaughters Bierko's men including killing one man by shoving his face into burning hot steam and breaking Bierko's neck with his ''legs''. Henderson, aware that [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Jack will now kill him in revenge]], ambushes Jack...only to learn that Jack took the bullets out of his gun fully anticipating this. Henderson's [[GracefulLoser proud grin]] at Jack at and their final exchange is one the of best parts of the season:

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* In the penultimate episode, Jack and Christopher Henderson work together and assault the submarine Vladimir Bierko has taken over. While Henderson disables the missiles, Jack slaughters Bierko's men including killing one man by shoving his face into burning hot steam and breaking Bierko's neck with his ''legs''. Henderson, aware that [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Jack will now kill him in revenge]], revenge, ambushes Jack...only to learn that Jack took the bullets out of his gun fully anticipating this. Henderson's [[GracefulLoser proud grin]] at Jack at and their final exchange is one the of best parts of the season:
3rd Aug '17 5:53:38 PM Linda58
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** The final shootout deserves more elaboration. To lure Jack in, the bad guys have their mole tell him that Kim has been killed. "[[FamousLastWords He'll be here]]," [[TemptingFate one says]]. He immediately busts in, GunsAkimbo, and just starts emptying magazines. This place is ''filled'' with the dudes behind the ''real'' conspiracy that was behind what we ''thought'' was the conspiracy, and they'd been downright scary {{Out Gambit}}ting badasses who'd driven the tensest, most suspenseful action series you'd ever seen, holding all the cards ever since they were revealed. Then PapaBear lost his Kimmy, or so he thinks. The result is him going through like a machine, making every terrorist and {{Mook}} eat lead. Five minutes of ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' action later, a completely one-sided fight in which Jack mechanically, wordlessly kills whatever moves no matter ''what'' they try against him ends with him as the only living human being on the compound. All year, these guys were so unstoppable, so scary, so in control of the entire chessboard. Then one day they screwed with PapaWolf. '''Then they died.'''

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** The final shootout deserves more elaboration. To lure Jack in, the bad guys have their mole tell him that Kim has been killed. "[[FamousLastWords He'll be here]]," [[TemptingFate one says]]. He immediately busts in, GunsAkimbo, and just starts emptying magazines. This place is ''filled'' with the dudes behind the ''real'' conspiracy that was behind what we ''thought'' was the conspiracy, and they'd been downright scary {{Out Gambit}}ting badasses who'd driven the tensest, most suspenseful action series you'd ever seen, holding all the cards ever since they were revealed. Then PapaBear lost his Kimmy, or so he thinks. The result is him going through like a machine, making every terrorist and {{Mook}} eat lead. Five minutes of ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' action later, a completely one-sided fight in which Jack mechanically, wordlessly kills whatever moves no matter ''what'' they try against him ends with him as the only living human being on the compound. All year, these guys were so unstoppable, so scary, so in control of the entire chessboard. Then one day they screwed with PapaWolf. '''Then they died.'''''' Special mention should go to the way he dealt with Andre and Victor Drazen. He engages them ''simultaneously'' in a gunfight, and Andre (despite arguably being the DragonInChief), is unceremoniously hit and killed with little fanfare. Victor ''almost'' beats Jack but runs out of bullets and surrenders. Jack then shoots him quite literally off the pier, ''shoots him in midair as he's falling'', and finally shoots him some more once his by now dead body hits the water emptying the magazine.
3rd Aug '17 5:44:46 PM Linda58
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* Before it became clear how much of an ObstructiveBureaucrat he would become, Lynn McGill actually accomplishes one during the airport hostage crisis. Jack has been held under duress by the terrorists and is forced to lead on Curtis' team that it's okay to start their assault, even though doing so would lead to an ambush. However, Jack specifically tells Curtis that he is in a "flank two" position. Lynn, curious, decides to run through the transcript of their call, something that annoys Bill and Chloe, who see it as redundant and a waste of resources. However, with less than 60 seconds before Curtis' ill-fated assault could begin, McGill runs in and informs Bill that "flank two" was an outdated duress code from back when Jack used to work at CTU, something that no one was able to realize up to that point because they ran the code through CTU's ''current'' protocol filter. Thanks to this, Curtis is able to abort the assault and redeploy the men so that they utterly ''[[CurbStompBattle trounce]]'' the terrorist faction, suffering no casualties on their part.

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* Before it became clear how much of an ObstructiveBureaucrat he would become, Lynn McGill [=McGill=] actually accomplishes one during the airport hostage crisis. Jack has been held under duress by the terrorists and is forced to lead on Curtis' team that it's okay to start their assault, even though doing so would lead to an ambush. However, Jack specifically tells Curtis that he is in a "flank two" position. Lynn, curious, decides to run through the transcript of their call, something that annoys Bill and Chloe, who see it as redundant and a waste of resources. However, with less than 60 seconds before Curtis' ill-fated assault could begin, McGill [=McGill=] runs in and informs Bill that "flank two" was an outdated duress code from back when Jack used to work at CTU, something that no one was able to realize up to that point because they ran the code through CTU's ''current'' protocol filter. Thanks to this, Curtis is able to abort the assault and redeploy the men so that they utterly ''[[CurbStompBattle trounce]]'' the terrorist faction, suffering no casualties on their part.
* In the penultimate episode, Jack and Christopher Henderson work together and assault the submarine Vladimir Bierko has taken over. While Henderson disables the missiles, Jack slaughters Bierko's men including killing one man by shoving his face into burning hot steam and breaking Bierko's neck with his ''legs''. Henderson, aware that [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Jack will now kill him in revenge]], ambushes Jack...only to learn that Jack took the bullets out of his gun fully anticipating this. Henderson's [[GracefulLoser proud grin]] at Jack at and their final exchange is one the of best parts of the season:
-->'''Henderson:''' Good for you Jack.
-->'''Jack:''' You are responsible for the deaths of David Palmer, Tony Almeida, and Michelle Dessler. They were friends of mine.
-->'''Henderson:''' That's the way it works.
-->'''Jack:''' ''(shoots him)''
4th Jun '17 4:53:36 PM nombretomado
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* While the President's daughter, Olivia, has proven herself to be an [[MagnificentBastard unrepentant bitch]], you almost felt bad for her when she gets suckered into sleeping with a reporter, who then goes back on his word to run a story. I say "almost felt bad" not because she got what she deserved, but because it turns out ''she turns the tables'' on him by revealing she taped their sex and threatening to show everyone, including his wife, unless he packed up and left Washington immediately. You hate the bitch but you ADORE her gangsta. That, my friends, is what TVTropes calls a [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitch]]!

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* While the President's daughter, Olivia, has proven herself to be an [[MagnificentBastard unrepentant bitch]], you almost felt bad for her when she gets suckered into sleeping with a reporter, who then goes back on his word to run a story. I say "almost felt bad" not because she got what she deserved, but because it turns out ''she turns the tables'' on him by revealing she taped their sex and threatening to show everyone, including his wife, unless he packed up and left Washington immediately. You hate the bitch but you ADORE her gangsta. That, my friends, is what TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes calls a [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitch]]!
6th Feb '17 8:18:03 PM Ominae
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11th Jan '17 10:07:04 PM ajitter89
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* David's reaction after learning that Sherry once again defied him, leaking his survival to the press, putting Kim's life as collateral. He has to be physically restrained by Mike, as Sherry is visibly shaken and backed into a wall by her husbands violent outburst to her endangering the life of a young girl, let alone the daughter of the man who had saved him twice in the past 24 hours, to the point he shatters a vase.
-->'''David''': Damn you if that ''Child'' dies!
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