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1st Nov '16 3:09:40 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Simply seeing the Maelstrom for the first time, which you can upon reaching Lvl 82, is breathtaking enough. Flying directly into the center - required to travel to Deepholm - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_OZs5eWZdY doubly so.]] (Sadly, there's really nothing else to do there.)

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* Simply seeing the Maelstrom for the first time, which you can upon reaching Lvl 82, is breathtaking enough. Flying directly into the center - required to travel to Deepholm - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_OZs5eWZdY doubly so.]] (Sadly, there's really nothing else to do there.)
30th Oct '16 4:43:15 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Simply seeing the Maelstrom for the first time, which you can upon reaching Lvl 82, is breathtaking enough. Flying directly into the center - required to travel to Deepholm - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_OZs5eWZdY doubly so.]] (Sadly, there's really nothing else to do there.)
16th Sep '16 11:47:05 AM Phoenixion
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-->'''Arthas''': ''You no longer have to sacrifice for your people. You no longer have to bear the weight of your crown. I've taken care of everything.''

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-->'''Arthas''': -->'''The Lich King''': [''to Arthas' mind''] ''You no longer have to sacrifice for your people. You no longer have to bear the weight of your crown. I've taken care of everything.''
23rd Jul '16 4:07:01 AM Eyeshield
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** Following this, the end credits show Arthas [[AutobotsRockOut playing some heavy metal]] to the tune of [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Power of the Horde]], all while a trio of Orc heroes HoldTheLine against basically everything.
6th Jul '16 1:38:57 PM Saveelich
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* At the very end of ''The Frozen Throne'' we have Arthas, having finally beaten the Elves and now about to enter the Frozen Throne............only for Illidan to show up, which is followed by one of the only actual fight scenes in ''Warcraft III'', and by far the best-animated. Arthas leaves Illidan for dead, finalizing his victory and ascends to the Frozen throne to become one with the Lich King and Illidan slowly goes insane.

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* At the very end of ''The Frozen Throne'' we have Arthas, having finally beaten the Elves and now about to enter the Frozen Throne............Throne... only for Illidan to show up, which is followed by one of the only actual fight scenes in ''Warcraft III'', and by far the best-animated. Arthas leaves Illidan for dead, finalizing his victory and ascends to the Frozen throne to become one with the Ner'zhul. The Lich King and Illidan slowly goes insane.is born.
19th Jan '16 7:03:56 PM jormis29
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** Finally, the ending cinematic of ''Reign of Chaos'', a Crowning Moment for Malfurion Stormrage, [[spoiler:when he calls upon an army of thousands of Wisps to destroy Archimonde, using a WorldTree empowered version of Detonate]]. Of course, Wisps don't work that way in the [[GameplayAndStorySegregation actual game]].[[note]]Unless you count Archimonde as being a summoned unit which is damaged heavilly by a wisp exploding.. and Kel'thuzad did summon him..[[/note]]

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** Finally, the ending cinematic of ''Reign of Chaos'', a Crowning Moment for Malfurion Stormrage, [[spoiler:when he calls upon an army of thousands of Wisps [[WillOTheWisp Wisps]] to destroy Archimonde, using a WorldTree empowered version of Detonate]]. Of course, Wisps don't work that way in the [[GameplayAndStorySegregation actual game]].[[note]]Unless you count Archimonde as being a summoned unit which is damaged heavilly by a wisp exploding.. and Kel'thuzad did summon him..[[/note]]
20th Apr '15 8:22:05 AM Arachnos
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** Speaking of Arthas, being able to raise an absolutely enormous [[OurDragonsAreDifferent blue dragon]] as a [[{{Dracolich}} Frost Wyrm]] may also count, especially since his powers are greatly diminished at that point, which makes one wonder what he could do when ''not'' losing power. You can then control the Wyrm in question for the rest of the level - it is by far one of the most powerful units in the game, and can annihilate the enemy base pretty much by itself.
8th Mar '15 8:33:16 AM Phoenixion
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See '''[[Awesome/WarcraftExpandedUniverse]]''' for Franchise/WarcraftExpandedUniverse.

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See '''[[Awesome/WarcraftExpandedUniverse]]''' '''[[Awesome/WarcraftExpandedUniverse here]]''' for Franchise/WarcraftExpandedUniverse.
8th Mar '15 8:22:02 AM Phoenixion
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See '''[[Awesome/WarcraftExpandedUniverse]]''' for Franchise/WarcraftExpandedUniverse.




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[[folder:Novels]]
[[AC: The Last Guardian]]
* Khadgar, as an inexperienced if gifted apprentice mage, faces a bunch of orcs on his own in the swamp and manages to stand up to an orc warlock, who was likely far more experienced than him, until Medivh arrives and sets them all on fire.
* Aegwynn's entire rampage in Northrend, shown in a vision of the past, where she tears apart the demons hunting the dragons, before she faces and defeats an avatar of '''Sargeras'''. Even if the last part was a part of his plan, it was still awesome.
* As Lothar, Khadgar, and Garona make their way down into the dungeons beneath Karazhan they're confronted by huge demon hounds, one of which makes the first move by trying to pounce on Khadgar. Lothar immediately steps in the way, draws his [[{{BFS}} massive]] [[CoolSword runed sword]] and cuts the beast in half up the middle in a single upwards swing.
* The final confrontation with the possessed Medivh deep beneath Karazhan, where after having been [[PlotRelevantAgeUp forcibly aged into an old man]] and having witnessed Garona being {{Mind Rape}}d and Lothar set on fire, Khadgar manages to stab Medivh in the chest with a sword when he's distracted. However, as Medivh dies, Sargeras takes full control of his body and is about to burn Khadgar to death; cue Lothar rising up and [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu cutting off]] [[OffWithHisHead his head]].

[[AC: Lord of the Clans]]
* When Thrall walks up to the man who taught him how to fight (after besieging his castle), grabs his earring (in response to the challenge he gives his students when they first meet to rip it off), then simply lets go of it and walks away.

[[AC: Tides of Darkness]]
* Turalyon gets a big one in the novel adaptation of Tides of Darkness. After Orgrim Doomhammer kills Lothar, Turalyon's religious doubts finally click into place when he realizes that the orcs are not of his world. This lets him finally make full use of his Light-given powers and blinds all the nearby orcs. After that, he picks up Lothar's broken sword, beats Orgrim Doomhammer into the dust, before taking leadership of the Alliance army and finishing the battle.
* Lothar and Doomhammer's one-on-one duel during the Battle of Blackrock Spire is a drawn-out brutal melee which pushes both combatants to their limits. It ends with Doomhammer breaking Lothar's sword and killing him, but not before Lothar uses said broken sword to deliver one last blow that almost kills the Warchief.
** This particular fight was written by a guy who also works for Black Library, so of course it was awesome.
** And the ''only'' reason Doomhammer won was because Lothar was already [[BadassGrandpa far out of it]] while Doomhammer was still in his prime, and it was ''still'' a close thing.

[[AC: War of the Ancients]]
* In the WarOfTheAncients trilogy, Jarod Shadowsong, reluctant hero and leader of the mortal forces, willingly stands against Archimonde when challenged by him, with full knowledge that Archimonde could crush him like a bug.
* Also from the War of the Ancients trilogy: Broxigar Saurfang. This orc threw himself into the portal in the Well of Eternity, and starts [[YouShallNotPass slaying demons left and right]] until he is [[AtopAMountainOfCorpses standing on a hill of their bodies]], [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu taunting them to face him.]] He then '''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu wounds]] Sargeras''', before Sargeras [[HeroicSacrifice kills him personally.]] He's so awesome that ''the night elves'' erected a statue of him in his honor.
** And he did this with an axe made out of WOOD.
*** Blessed by a demigod. Still, it took some serious fighting skills to get that far.
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[[folder:Comics]]
[[AC: World of Warcraft: The Comic]]
* The hero of the ''ComicBook/WorldOfWarcraftComic'' discovers his identity:
--->'''Naga Siren''': "Just like before. All bluster, no fight! Not even worth ransoming. You're nothing..."
--->'''Varian Wrynn''': "I am the King of Stormwind, AND '''NO ONE''' -- NOT THE NAGA, NOR THE SCOURGE, NOR THE FIERY LORDS OF THE BURNING LEGION -- '''WILL KEEP ME FROM MY PEOPLE!'''"
--->''Varian cuts the naga in half.''

[[AC: Ashbringer]]
* Alexandros Mograine's last moments in ''Ashbringer'':
-->''Tell your master that a thousand of his minions will not suffice! I will deliver you all...''
-->''And when I am done I will stand...''
-->'''''AGAINST A THOUSAND MORE!'''''
* Darion's HeroicSacrifice to save not only the Argent Dawn, but also free his father's soul, by stabbing himself with the corrupted Ashbringer. What follows can only be decribed as a [[HolyHandGrenade mushroom cloud explosion of holy power.]]
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