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1st Jan '17 2:24:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* During the seige of [[Series/StargateAtlantis Atlantis]] Dr. Rodney [=McKay=] finally gets a chance to become a ''bona fide'' BadAss. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLM65rl_WRk He fails spectacularly.]]

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* During the seige of [[Series/StargateAtlantis Atlantis]] Dr. Rodney [=McKay=] finally gets a chance to become a ''bona fide'' BadAss.badass. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLM65rl_WRk He fails spectacularly.]]
21st Dec '16 12:53:16 PM Nargrakhan
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Episode 3. Mami blasts her way through hordes of familiars, has an internal monologue about ThePowerOfFriendship, a ThemeMusicPowerup and even manages to render the Witch helpless within seconds of the battle's start. Then [[FinishingMove Tiro Finale]] [[spoiler:fails to make the kill, the Witch unleashes its OneWingedAngel... [[CerebusSyndrome And things take a]] [[OffWithHisHead sharp turn for the worse]]]].
** [[spoiler:Homura]] suffers this during her battle against Walpurgisnacht. She unleashes a barrage of MoreDakka and MacrossMissileMassacre, performing a SerialEscalation of ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill with military hardware, in an attempt to destroy her. Just when it seems Walpurgisnacht is defeated, she reveals all the attacks were NoSell, IAmNotLeftHanded, and a FlunkyBoss. It can even be argued the entire franchise embodies this trope, since heroines of the spin offs can only achieve a PyrrhicVictory at best, thanks to the BatmanGambit villainy of [[spoiler:Kyubey]] working against them.

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'':
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Episode 3. Mami blasts her way through hordes of familiars, has an internal monologue about ThePowerOfFriendship, a ThemeMusicPowerup and even manages to render the Witch helpless within seconds of the battle's start. Then [[FinishingMove Tiro Finale]] [[spoiler:fails to make the kill, the Witch unleashes its OneWingedAngel... [[CerebusSyndrome And things take a]] [[OffWithHisHead sharp turn for the worse]]]].
** Episode 11. [[spoiler:Homura]] suffers this during her battle against Walpurgisnacht. She unleashes a barrage of MoreDakka and MacrossMissileMassacre, performing a SerialEscalation of ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill with military hardware, in an attempt to destroy her. the witch. Just when it seems Walpurgisnacht is defeated, she the witch reveals all the attacks were NoSell, IAmNotLeftHanded, and IAmNotLeftHanded as a FlunkyBoss.FlunkyBoss with MindOverMatter. It can even be argued the entire franchise embodies this trope, since heroines of the spin offs can only achieve a PyrrhicVictory at best, thanks to the BatmanGambit villainy of [[spoiler:Kyubey]] working against them.
21st Dec '16 12:47:53 PM Nargrakhan
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** [[spoiler:Homura]] suffers it several times throughout her repeated attempts, as no matter many times she saves [[spoiler:Madoka]], ''something'' happens to steal away. It can even be argued the entire franchise embodies this trope, since heroines of the spin offs can only achieve a PyrrhicVictory at best, thanks to the BatmanGambit villainy of [[spoiler:Kyubey]] working against them.

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** [[spoiler:Homura]] suffers it several times throughout this during her repeated attempts, as no matter many times battle against Walpurgisnacht. She unleashes a barrage of MoreDakka and MacrossMissileMassacre, performing a SerialEscalation of ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill with military hardware, in an attempt to destroy her. Just when it seems Walpurgisnacht is defeated, she saves [[spoiler:Madoka]], ''something'' happens to steal away.reveals all the attacks were NoSell, IAmNotLeftHanded, and a FlunkyBoss. It can even be argued the entire franchise embodies this trope, since heroines of the spin offs can only achieve a PyrrhicVictory at best, thanks to the BatmanGambit villainy of [[spoiler:Kyubey]] working against them.
21st Dec '16 12:40:54 PM Nargrakhan
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** [[spoiler:Homura]] suffers it several times throughout her repeated attempts, as no matter many times she saves [[spoiler:Madoka]], ''something'' happens to steal away. It can even be argued the entire franchise embodies this trope, since heroines of the spin offs can only achieve a PyrrhicVictory at best, thanks to the BatmanGambit villainy of [[spoiler:Kyubey]] working against them.
6th Dec '16 3:24:33 PM ReaperNero
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** Anytime it looks like Rock Lee will accomplish anything. Most notably, when he performs the Lotus Blossom on Gaara, only for Gaara to swap out before it goes off.

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** Anytime it looks like Rock Lee will accomplish anything. Most notably, when he performs the Primary Lotus Blossom on Gaara, only for Gaara to swap out before it goes off.
23rd Nov '16 3:25:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* An implied one in ''StarcraftII'': When Mengsk's flagship comes nearby, Raynor and Findlay start a boarding action, with lots of explosions and MoreDakka. However, it's not Mengsk but his son waiting for them, implying they only got that far [[ILetYouWin because he wanted them to.]]

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* An implied one in ''StarcraftII'': ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'': When Mengsk's flagship comes nearby, Raynor and Findlay start a boarding action, with lots of explosions and MoreDakka. However, it's not Mengsk but his son waiting for them, implying they only got that far [[ILetYouWin because he wanted them to.]]
28th Oct '16 6:30:08 AM 59Efra
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* The Spanish GameShow ''Series/ElGranJuegoDeLaOca (The Great Game of the Goose)'' featured a space on its board that was home to a deranged Barber named Flequi. Any contestant that landed here had to answer [[RuleOfThree three questions correctly]] to avoid getting a TraumaticHaircut. The first two were generally very easy, while the third was [[UnwinnableByDesign practically impossible]]. One contestant's third question was to guess exactly how many millimeters a woman in the 18th century let her hair grow over the course of 52 years without cutting it. The contestant responded "3 1/2 meters" (3,500 mm), while the actual answer was 3,'''''650''''' mm. They actually started to go to the judge until [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay5C60BHcWI&t=02m53s Flequi took matters into his own hands.]]

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* The Spanish GameShow ''Series/ElGranJuegoDeLaOca (The Great Game of the Goose)'' featured a space on its board that was home to a deranged Barber named Flequi. Any contestant that landed here had to answer [[RuleOfThree three questions correctly]] to avoid getting a TraumaticHaircut. The first two were generally very easy, while the third was [[UnwinnableByDesign practically practically]] [[UnexpectedlyObscureAnswer impossible]]. One contestant's third question was to guess exactly how many millimeters a woman in the 18th century let her hair grow over the course of 52 years without cutting it. The contestant responded "3 1/2 meters" (3,500 mm), while the actual answer was 3,'''''650''''' mm. They actually started to go to the judge until [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay5C60BHcWI&t=02m53s Flequi took matters into his own hands.]]
26th Oct '16 4:38:46 PM Willmo
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* In ''Film/HotFuzz'', Sgt. Angel vaults four garden fences to catch up to a thief. The impressed PC Butterman attempts to do the same as a rock tune starts up...only for him to fall straight through the first one.
18th Oct '16 8:29:26 AM Someoneman
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* At the very end of the very last episode of ''Zan SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', the overall series's eponymous song and [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome undoubtedly most awesome track]] begins to play... and then is abruptly cut off in favour of yet another [[RunningGag obnoxious drawing game]].

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* At the very end of the very last episode of ''Zan SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', the overall series's eponymous song and [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome undoubtedly most awesome track]] begins to play... and then is abruptly cut off in favour of yet another [[RunningGag obnoxious drawing game]].



* In ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' we have the battle between [[TheLancer Rei]] and [[BigBad Raoh]]. After Raoh handed his ass to him without bothering to dismount his horse or even ''use his own hands'' (Raoh punched him repeatly using his BattleAura), Rei realizes the best he could hope for was to [[TakingYouWithMe launch an all-out attack that would kill Raoh at the price of exposing himself and get killed]], and we see his DyingMomentOfAwesome... [[ImagineSpot Except it was Raoh imagining playing it in his mind]] to [[AwesomenessByAnalysis determinate the best way to counter him]], before throwing his BadassCape in his face as a distraction and [[FingerPokeOfDoom hitting him with his index finger, dooming him to three days of agony before the release of death]]. Also counts as Crowning Moment Of Awesome for Raoh for doing all this with barely an effort.

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* In ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' we have the battle between [[TheLancer Rei]] and [[BigBad Raoh]]. After Raoh handed his ass to him without bothering to dismount his horse or even ''use his own hands'' (Raoh punched him repeatly using his BattleAura), Rei realizes the best he could hope for was to [[TakingYouWithMe launch an all-out attack that would kill Raoh at the price of exposing himself and get killed]], and we see his DyingMomentOfAwesome... [[ImagineSpot Except it was Raoh imagining playing it in his mind]] to [[AwesomenessByAnalysis determinate the best way to counter him]], before throwing his BadassCape in his face as a distraction and [[FingerPokeOfDoom hitting him with his index finger, dooming him to three days of agony before the release of death]]. Also counts as Crowning Moment Of Awesome for Raoh for doing all this with barely an effort.



* This happens a few times in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. Though mind you, Interrupted Moments of Awesome for the heroes usually A) lead to even GREATER Crowning Moments of Awesome shortly thereafter, and B) are Crowning Moments of Awesome in their own right ''for the villains''.

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* This happens a few times in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. Though mind you, Interrupted Moments of Awesome for the heroes usually A) lead to even GREATER Crowning Moments of Awesome shortly thereafter, and B) are Crowning Moments of Awesome in their own right ''for the villains''.



* ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'': In both RealLife and the movie, the mission was going to be flight commander Jim Lovell's Crowning Moment Of Awesome. He was planning on retiring from NASA after this mission, and what better way to do it than by walking on the moon, after previously flying to it on Apollo 8. Unfortunately, an explosion in mid-flight meant having to abort the moon landing, thereby making Lovell the only astronaut to travel to the moon twice without actually landing.
** The mission still ''was'' a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for both the crew and Mission Control. Anybody can look like a hero when everything goes as planned; pulling it out of the fire when everything goes ''wrong'' is what makes you awesome. It still would have stung. Lovell actually got closer to the moon on his first trip (60 miles as opposed to about 140).

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* ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'': In both RealLife and the movie, the mission was going to be flight Flight commander Jim Lovell's Crowning Moment Of Awesome. He Lovell was planning on retiring from NASA after this mission, and what better way to do it than by walking on the moon, after previously flying to it on Apollo 8. Unfortunately, an explosion in mid-flight meant having to abort the moon landing, thereby making Lovell the only astronaut to travel to the moon twice without actually landing.
** The mission still ''was'' a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for both the crew and Mission Control. Anybody can look like a hero when everything goes as planned; pulling it out of the fire when everything goes ''wrong'' is what makes you awesome. It still would have stung. Lovell actually got closer to the moon on his first trip (60 miles as opposed to about 140).
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* In the pilot episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}'' Doyle is about to crash through the gates of a rich vampire's mansion in order to rescue his friends...except the gates hold fast and [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments he just ends up with a dented car]].

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* In the pilot episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}'' Doyle is about to crash through the gates of a rich vampire's mansion in order to rescue his friends...except the gates hold fast and [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments he just ends up with a dented car]].car.



* Played for laughs in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. During the episode "Like A Virgin," Dean is told that in order to pull the Sword of Brunswick out of its stone, it needs to be pulled by a brave knight willing to slay the dragon. He steps up to the stone, the music swells dramatically... and he slips and falls on his ass. Twice. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny So he blows up the stone.]] [[IdiotHero Badly.]]

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* Played for laughs in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. During the episode "Like A Virgin," Dean is told that in order to pull the Sword of Brunswick out of its stone, it needs to be pulled by a brave knight willing to slay the dragon. He steps up to the stone, the music swells dramatically... and he slips and falls on his ass. Twice. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny So he blows up the stone.]] stone. [[IdiotHero Badly.]]



* Blue mana spells in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' are the embodiment of Negated Moment Of Awesome. It takes a lot more time and energy to do [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome something awesome]] than to simply [[SpannerInTheWorks interrupt the other player's attempts to do the same.]] Imagine sending out a world-ending behemoth under your control, only for it to be [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=202437 countered]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=265715 returned back to your hand]], or [[MindControl outright stolen]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=238572 from you.]] Did the other player just lob a [[WaveMotionGun massive beam of fiery]] [[InstantWinCondition death]] in your direction? [[AttackReflector Cast]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=290288 Redirect]] on the spell and it's [[AttackBackfire flying right back into their face.]] Blue color decks have the highest tendency to result in flipped tables.

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* Blue mana spells in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' are the embodiment of Negated Moment Of Awesome. It takes a lot more time and energy to do [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome something awesome]] awesome than to simply [[SpannerInTheWorks interrupt the other player's attempts to do the same.]] Imagine sending out a world-ending behemoth under your control, only for it to be [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=202437 countered]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=265715 returned back to your hand]], or [[MindControl outright stolen]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=238572 from you.]] Did the other player just lob a [[WaveMotionGun massive beam of fiery]] [[InstantWinCondition death]] in your direction? [[AttackReflector Cast]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=290288 Redirect]] on the spell and it's [[AttackBackfire flying right back into their face.]] Blue color decks have the highest tendency to result in flipped tables.



* ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}''. How many times has anyone set up a nice tall one-column shaft for a Tetris, only to plug up the shaft with another piece or worse, the I-piece itself? Granted, it's possible to recover out of this, but if you're nearly topped out and barely able to place pieces, you pretty much just turned an AwesomeMoment into YetAnotherStupidDeath.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}''. How many times has anyone set up a nice tall one-column shaft for a Tetris, only to plug up the shaft with another piece or worse, the I-piece itself? Granted, it's possible to recover out of this, but if you're nearly topped out and barely able to place pieces, you pretty much just turned an AwesomeMoment into got YetAnotherStupidDeath.



* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': "Fall" ends with Yang spectacularly defeating Mercury in the one-on-one finals, against all expectations. This is negated just scant minutes later by Yang being framed for breaking his leg on live television and subsequently being arrested in one of the [[TearJerker darkest and most tragic moments of the show so far]].

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': "Fall" ends with Yang spectacularly defeating Mercury in the one-on-one finals, against all expectations. This is negated just scant minutes later by Yang being framed for breaking his leg on live television and subsequently being arrested in one of the [[TearJerker darkest and most tragic moments of the show so far]].arrested.



** Earlier in the season 1 finale minor character Hahn was sent to assassinate Zhao, finally reaches him, prepares his weapon... [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments And then ruined everything by telling him to prepare to die (and getting the name wrong) before attacking and being hurled overboard.]] [[CasualDangerDialogue Then Zhao resumed his conversation with Iroh without missing a word]].

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** Earlier in the season 1 finale minor character Hahn was sent to assassinate Zhao, finally reaches him, prepares his weapon... [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments And then ruined everything by telling him to prepare to die (and getting the name wrong) before attacking and being hurled overboard.]] [[CasualDangerDialogue Then Zhao resumed his conversation with Iroh without missing a word]].word.



* An often unnoticed one in the ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' finale, when Superman is about to take down Darkseid and Darkseid unleashes the [[AgonyBeam Agony Matrix]] on him to incapacitate him. Of course, this is eclipsed by Superman's definitive Crowning Moment Of Awesome [[WorldOfCardboardSpeech immediately before this]], and [[JustifiedTrope no matter how big the adult fanbase is, you can't have Superman kill someone on a kid's show]].

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* An often unnoticed one in the ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' finale, when Superman is about to take down Darkseid and Darkseid unleashes the [[AgonyBeam Agony Matrix]] on him to incapacitate him. Of course, this is eclipsed by Superman's definitive Crowning Moment Of Awesome [[WorldOfCardboardSpeech immediately before this]], and [[JustifiedTrope no matter how big the adult fanbase is, you can't have Superman kill someone on a kid's show]].
6th Oct '16 11:32:41 AM DustSnitch
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* In ''[[Creator/ThisIsIt Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared 5]]'', Duck Guy realizes that something is about to go wrong before it's too late (a first for any character in the series) and fights back for once, [[CameraAbuse knocking over the camera]] and shouting that he doesn't want to do this anymore. [[spoiler:The Healthy Band immediately have their [[TheDragon Cans]] kill him and feed Yellow Guy his organs.]]

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* In ''[[Creator/ThisIsIt Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared 5]]'', the fifth episode of ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared'', Duck Guy realizes that something is about to go wrong before it's too late (a first for any character in the series) and fights back for once, [[CameraAbuse knocking over the camera]] and shouting that he doesn't want to do this anymore. [[spoiler:The Healthy Band immediately have their [[TheDragon Cans]] kill him and feed Yellow Guy his organs.]]
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