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* The former Dark Lord Grindelwald taunts Voldemort before the latter kills him not telling him about where the Elder Wand is even at the face of certain death which is something Voldemort could never do as death was his biggest fear.
-->'''[[RedemptionEqualsDeath Grindelwald:]]''' "Kill me then Voldemort, I welcome death! But my death will not bring you what you seek. There is so much you do not understand."
* Posthumously, of course, but [[spoiler:Regulus]] taking on Voldemort's patented torture potion [[spoiler:at ''seventeen'']]. Not to mention that because [[spoiler:Kreacher never mentioned being told to make him drink]], he must have [[spoiler:forced it all down ''of his own volition.'']] Even ''Dumbledore'' only got through three and a half cups. Out of ''eleven.'' And his ''note''! "I know I will be dead long before you read this... I face death in the hope that when you meet your match, you will be mortal once more."
* Harry, Ron, and Hermione [[spoiler:breaking into Gringotts, stealing something from a high security vault, and riding a dragon to escape]]. If that's not awesome, I don't know ''what'' is.
* Neville killing [[spoiler:Nagini]] with [[spoiler:the sword of Godric Gryffindor]] while being [[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]. Right after he pulled a ShutUpHannibal right at Voldemort, just when it looks like their last hope is dead. Remember that he's the sole resistance leader when Harry arrives. He shows no care about his severe injuries, he's goddamn ''pissed'' when Harry tries to stop them from engaging in an open fight with Voldemort and reacts to Harry's request to take on Nagini with barely any emotion.
** Not to mention that by drawing [[spoiler:the sword of Godric Gryffindor]], he finally proved himself to be a true Gryffindor, something that has been doubted during all of his school years. It's even more epic when he tells Voldemort off in front of his army and the remaining survivors of Hogwarts, proving just how brave he has become during his time at Hogwarts.
*** It really shows that Neville really is just as much TheChosenOne as Harry is.
* If there's anything good that came from this war, it's that it forced Neville to grow up and [[{{TookALevelInBadass}} take a level in badass]]. In a way, even what Voldemort says to Neville is a CMOA. The boy has been seen as a joke and a loser for years, and now the dark lord, the wizard that people are afraid to speak of by name, obviously respects Neville both as a worthy opponent and potential ally.
* A moment of awesome has to go to Neville's grandmother, Augusta Longbottom, even though it's [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome only spoken of and not shown]]. When a wizard tries to resist the Death Eaters, Death Eaters kidnap any family members they can use to force compliance. When Neville starts up a rebellion at Hogwarts, Death Eaters go after his gran. [[NeverMessWithGranny It doesn't end well for them.]] ''"Little old witch, living alone... they probably didn't think they had to send anyone particularly powerful. Anyway, Dawlish is still in St. Mungo's and Gran's on the run."'' Bear in mind, Dawlish was a top Auror with "Outstanding in all of his N.E.W.T.s.
* Even Kreacher and the House Elves get a moment of awesome.
** Kreacher: "Fight! Fight! Fight for my Master, defender of house elves! Fight the Dark Lord, in the name of brave Regulus! Fight!"
** Kreacher got one earlier. [[DeadpanSnarker "Perhaps once again, Master Harry, just for luck?"]]
* Harry, [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomping]] Amycus Carrow for insulting [=McGonagall=]. "[[PreAsskickingOneLiner You shouldn't have done that.]]" As well as his simple response to his reasoning. "He spat at you."
** The reason why this is so awesome is that when Harry attempted the Cruciatus on Bellatrix in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'', he didn't have the heart for it. Bellatrix explained that ''righteous anger'' wouldn't get the job done, only genuine hatred and sadism would. So imagine how Harry must've felt seeing Amycus spit on [=McGonagall=].
* In the middle of ''Deathly Hallows'', Dobby gets one [[spoiler:by teleporting Ron, Harry, and Hermione from right in front of Bellatrix. Unfortunately, it also ends in his death, which was one of the most poignant scenes in the series.]] Especially his reply to [[spoiler:Bellatrix's]]:
-->'''Bellatrix:''' How dare you defy your masters?!\\
'''Dobby:''' Dobby has no master! Dobby is a free elf!
* This exchange:
-->'''Ron:''' So Dumbledore left me his Deluminator because he knew I'd leave you?\\
'''Harry:''' No -- it was because ''he knew you would come back''.
* Hagrid producing [[spoiler:a brick wall from the motorbike]].
** That's got nothing on the [[spoiler:''dragon'' flame that he used as a turbo booster.]]
* Narcissa Malfoy in ''Deathly Hallows'' [[spoiler:saving Harry's ass by ''lying to Voldemort's face'' -- but only when she was sure that Draco was still alive]]. Especially when one considers that Voldemort is especially talented at Legilimency, which means that he has very little trouble finding out if his followers are lying to him. The only way to block it is through Occlumency, which ''Order of the Phoenix'' established took a ''lot'' of control over one's emotions. [[spoiler:Which means that Narcissa, while scared and shaken and desperate to find her son, discovers that Harry survived and that Draco is still alive, and is able to remain sufficiently emotionally neutral to prevent Voldemort from suspecting or realizing what was up.]] [[spoiler:[[CatchPhrase "Do not lie to Lord Voldemort. He knows. He always knows."]] ]] Not this time, you noseless bastard.
* In this exchange:
-->'''Aberforth:''' Why didn't he [Dumbledore] tell him to hide, then? Why didn't he say to him, 'Take care of yourself, here's how to survive'?
-->'''Harry:''' Because...sometimes you've got to think about more than your own safety! Sometimes you've got to think about the greater good! This is war!
-->'''Aberforth:''' You're seventeen, boy!
-->'''Harry:''' I'm of age, and I'm going to keep fighting even if you've given up!
* Second to last chapter in the final book: "Of course it is happening inside your head, but why on earth should that mean that it isn't real?"
* Right after Harry curses Carrow, [=McGonagall=] demands to know what Harry's doing at Hogwarts and generally reverting to the stern Deputy Headmistress from the previous books. But as soon as Harry states he's "acting on Dumbledore's orders", she ''immediately'' stops lecturing and sets to work preparing the castle for the coming siege.
* Damn near everything [=McGonagall=] does in Deathly Hallows -- ''CHARGE!''
** To clarify, Harry almost gets flattened by a whole army of transfigured desks, [=McGonagall=] running after them shouting, hair undone and a massive cut on her cheek, clearly so into the battle that she doesn't even see him.
** No, seriously, everything she does. The moment she steps into Ravenclaw tower, [=McGonagall=] just defines this trope. She doesn't take crap. She doesn't take nonsense. War is coming, and by Merlin, the teachers and body ''will'' be armed, the school ''will'' be evacuated. You stand in her way -- you don't stand a chance. Everything she does reveals the incredible bravery, loyalty, and love she has for Hogwarts.
** Her defiance of the evil Carrows is also awesome.
-->'''Amycus:''' He can punish them. Couple of kids more or less, what's the difference?\\
'''[=McGonagall=]:''' Only the difference between truth and lies, courage and cowardice. A difference, in short, which you and your sister seem unable to appreciate. But let me make one thing very clear. You are not going to pass off your many ineptitudes on the students of Hogwarts. ''I shall not permit it.''
** And if you know [=McGonagall=], you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that come hell or high water, she is NOT going to permit it. And this is ''before'' Harry appeared; as far as she knew at that moment, if it had come to a fight, she would have stood alone. Woman is ''badass''.
** [=McGonagall=] agreeing to defend the school against Voldemort himself. "We teachers are rather good at magic, you see."
** Also, her fight with [[spoiler:Snape]] where she demonstrates just how a Transfiguration master fights.
** Add to that when [=McGonagall=] straight up told Slughorn that treason is not an option.
-->'''Slughorn:''' My word! What a to-do! I�m not at all sure whether this is wise, Minerva. He is bound to find a way in, you know, and anyone who has tried to delay him will be in most grievous peril--\\
'''[=McGonagall=]:''' I shall expect you and the Slytherins in the Great Hall in twenty minutes, also. If you wish to leave with your students, we shall not stop you. But if any of you attempt to sabotage our resistance or take up arms against us within this castle, then Horace, we duel to ''kill.''\\
'''Slughorn:''' ''(aghast)'' Minerva!\\
'''[=McGonagall=]:''' The time has come for Slytherin House to decide upon its loyalties. Go and wake your students, Horace.
** ''"Our headmaster is taking a short break", said [=McGonagall=], pointing to a Snape-shaped hole in the window''. Even better was what she said to the student body: "He has, to use the common phrase, done a bunk."
* The brief clash between [=McGonagall=], [[spoiler:Snape]] and Flitwick is really underrated as truly the finest example of a WizardDuel in the entire series. Most duels are fairly shallow affairs involving throwing various curses at each other and hoping to block or dodge the enemy's ones. In ''this'' duel, [=McGonagall=] opens with a lightning-fast offensive spell that [[spoiler:Snape]] blocks, then draws a lasso of flame from a nearby torch and hurls it at him, only for [[spoiler:Snape]] to transform the flames into a black serpent and send it back at her. [=McGonagall=] blasts the serpent to ash, then transforms the ash into a swarm of daggers which [[spoiler:Snape]] blocks by dragging a suit of armour in front of himself. Then Flitwick intervenes and animates the armour to try and grab [[spoiler:Snape]] forcing him to send it flying back at his opponents before fleeing. The description of the scene is so fast-paced that you can just imagine the spells flying back and forth as two masters of the art use every trick they know to try and kill each other.
** Flitwick gets his own Crowning Moment of Awesome in this scene, right before saving [=McGonagall=] (and kicking [[spoiler: Snape's]] ass): "NO! You'll do no more murder at Hogwarts!" It just ties in so well with the teachers' LetsGetDangerous moment.
* Hermione doing a memory charm on [[spoiler:Xenophilius Lovegood]] right before she blew the floor away and apparated in mid-air with both Ron and Harry [[spoiler:to cover up Ron's presence.]]
* Hermione managing to come up with a good lie while being horribly tortured was pretty cool -- as well as the fact she managed to save the [[BagOfHolding Magical Bag of Awesome]] from the Death Eaters by stuffing it down her sock.
* Also, after that, when Hermione tells Griphook they targeted her because she's a Mudblood, and when Ron mutters she shouldn't call herself that, she says she's a "Mudblood, and proud of it!"
* Not sure if this is the page for it, but the revelation of Dumbledore's past definitely qualifies as awesome writing. Up until now, he's been a kid story version of Gandalf. Now, he gets deconstructed, and we see Dumbledore as a flawed human. While this does put him on a BrokenPedestal, it also makes him far more relatable as a character, in my opinion.
* [[spoiler:Horace Slughorn]] leading [[spoiler:the Slytherins]] and probably everyone in Hogsmeade back to the final battle, where he then proceeds to attack ''Voldemort himself'' head-on. People who have always been brave and strong doing brave and strong things? Awesome. [[spoiler:A geriatric hedonist finding the strength to overcome his deepest fears in the eleventh hour? Running headfirst into battle with the MOST POWERFUL DARK WIZARD OF ALL TIME!!??]] [[LampshadeHanging CROWNING MOMENT of Awesome]].
* There's something even more awesome about that scene. It means a large number of [[spoiler:Slytherins, many of who are [[FantasticRacism pureblood supremacists themselves]]]], are '''finally''' putting their foot down and admitting that, yes, [[EvenEvilHasStandards Voldemort and the Death Eaters have gone too far and]] '''[[EvenEvilHasStandards MUST BE STOPPED.]]'''
* Ron [[spoiler:destroying the Slytherin Locket]].
* Also, Ron [[spoiler:saving Harry from drowning]] and then yelling at him for being an idiot once they're on dry ground.
* And Ron losing it and disarming ''Bellatrix'' when he hears her about to kill Hermione.
* Harry's TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Voldemort. Made even better by the fact it's an allusion to an equally awesome speech of the same nature given by Dumbeldore.
* Snape giving Detention to Ginny and Co. It doesn't sound awesome at first, but think about it: instead of leaving them to the Carrows (where they would surely be tortured), he sends them into the Forest with their friend Hagrid. And he still maintains his cover as Voldemort's right-hand man.
* Hell, just the actions of the students in general during the Death Eater regime. Many of the DA members willingly suffer torture and beatings from the Carrows and their supporters rather than submit to them. Seamus in particular was tortured and maimed so badly Harry didn't even recognize him until he spoke, and the kid '''''still had the strength''''' to fight in the Battle of Hogwarts. That's {{Oireland}} for you.
* This exchange:
-->'''[=McGonagall=]:''' Prefects, when I give the word, you will organize your House and take your charges in orderly fashion to the evacuation point.
-->'''Ernie Macmillan:''' (stands up from the Hufflepuff table) And what if we want to stay and fight?
-->'''cue applause'''
* The Battle of Hogwarts. FULL. STOP.
** Just before Harry gets his BigDamnHeroes / [[spoiler:OnlyMostlyDead]] moment after [[spoiler:his supposed first death]], the other good guys are kicking every named Death Eater's ass, and due to the fact that at one point the writing gets delightfully vague (e.g. "Dolohov fell with a scream at Flitwick's hands"), if you imagine bare-handed asskicking in the place of wands, it can get even more awesome, mostly from the sheer thought that these sadistic, morally-bankrupt assholes are literally getting the shit beaten out of them.
** The fact that Sybil Trelawney, who was almost a complete JokeCharacter, started dropping [[DeathFromAbove crystal balls on the Death Eaters' heads]] and the first person she took out was ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Fenrir Greyback]]'', the most dangerous, powerful, and vicious werewolf alive. And note that this is the same werewolf who turned Remus Lupin into a werewolf and single-handedly took down Bill Weasley, who was a professional cursebreaker, making him a very powerful wizard. Bill couldn't take him down with all the jinxes and hexes at his disposal, but Trelawney took him down with, of all spells, ''Wingardium Leviosa''.
--->'''Trelawney:''' I have more for anyone who wants!
** FridgeBrilliance dictates that Neville was fighting the entire second-half of the battle [[spoiler:only with the Sword of Gryffindor. Remember, his wand got thrown away and he wouldn't have had the time nor the inclination to pick up another one.]] This that retroactively doubles the amount of awesome right there which makes it the second time Neville had gone into battle ''without usable magic''.
*** Now, [[spoiler:remember that Harry used the sword to stab the Basilisk in the ''Chamber of Secrets''. Basilisk venom is deadly. Remember Hermione said the sword was Goblin-made and only takes in what makes it stronger. Therefore, Neville was fighting the entire second-half of the battle with a sword imbibed with ''Basilisk venom.'']]
** [[GreenThumb Sprout weaponizing her plants]] was also epic.
--->'''Neville:'''(Preparing to throw a mandrake out the window) They're not going to like this.
*** Keep in mind, given the time frame, those Mandrakes were probably full-grown specimens that they had been raising since the start of the school year. Screaming full-grown mandrakes + unprotected ears = '''[[OneHitKill INSTANT DEATH.]]'''
** Flitwick awakening the statues of Hogwarts.
** [[spoiler:Percy]] hexing [[spoiler:the Imperius'd Minister of Magic.]]
-->'''Percy:''' [[spoiler:[[PreAsskickingOneLiner Hello Minister, did I]] [[MinoredInAsskicking mention I'm resigning]]?"]]
** "[[MamaBear NO]][[ActionMom T M]][[AlmightyMom Y D]][[BerserkButton AU]][[BewareTheNiceOnes GH]][[FieryRedhead TE]][[GoodIsNotSoft R,]] [[LetsGetDangerous YOU]] [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch BITCH!]]" CMOA of the entire series. When you read this sentence, you ''know'' that Bellatrix will die just like the bitch she is.
*** In context, this scene gets better. People talk about Andromeda Tonks and how much she lost as an innocent bystander, but what about Molly Weasley? Over the past 3 years, she watched helplessly as her husband and not one, but TWO of her sons [[spoiler:(Bill and George)]] almost get killed. She spent the entire year fearing for the lives of Harry, Ron, and Hermione after being completely cut off in the aftermath of [[spoiler: The Fall of the Ministry]]. She's watched close comrades die. Every day, it seems like her worst fear (The death of her family) might finally come true. and then, on the very same day that her estranged son Percy finally returns and apologizes for being an idiot, [[spoiler: Fred is killed in the Battle of Hogwarts]]. SHE WAS ALREADY IN MOURNING. And on top of all this, [[spoiler: Voldemort returns from the Forbidden Forest triumphantly with Harry dead in Hagrid's arms. As far as she's concerned, she's lost another son.]] So for Bellatrix to go after her youngest child, (her ONLY DAUGHTER, by the way) after she lost so much not just in 24 hours, but over the entire course of the war? With all that pent up rage and sorrow, there was no way anyone could have won a duel with Molly Weasley at that moment.
*** WordOfGod went into a bit more detail on this scene, which, if anything, made it even more awesome than it already was. Specifically, it was clarified that the curse Molly used was not, in fact, the Killing Curse but rather an exceptionally-powerful Stunner that caused Bella to have a heart attack. On paper this doesn't sound as badass as the Killing Curse, but then you remember we have actually seen something like this before, in the fifth book, when four of Umbridge's henchmen Stunned and critically wounded [=McGonagall=]. Thing is, that was four trained Aurors versus an unarmed target, and even then, [=McGonnagal=] didn't die. In ''Deathly Hallows'', however, we find one dumpy housewife versus the second most powerful Death Eater, and ''she'' comes away with a kill. Just how powerful is Molly, anyway?
*** It's easy to miss, but according to the narration the fight got so intense the floor started to heat up and crack around their feet.
** Dean Thomas gets two in the final battle. For starters, charging into battle without a wand of his own, and followed later when he was shown battling with a wand he had won for himself, clearly meaning that he, an unarmed teenager, either managed to wrestle an armed, trained-to-kill Death Eater's wand away and made it his own, which he was now putting to good use of it or [[FridgeHorror he took it up ]] [[TearJerker off of a fallen comrade]] and was using it to exact vengeance for their death.
** Before the battle, all of the Hogwarts students are called into the Great Hall, where [=McGonagall=] informs them of what's happening and what they'll do about it. Before the school starts evacuating, Voldemort speaks to them from the Shrieking Shack, saying that he won't harm anyone in the school if they give him Harry, saying they have one hour to comply. After the message, Pansy Parkinson decides to be a typical Slytherin and stands up, pointing at Harry and shrieking "IT'S POTTER! HE'S RIGHT THERE! SOMEBODY GET HIM!" Nobody moves towards Harry. Instead, the other three tables all stand up in unison, draw their wands, and point them at the Slytherins, ready to curse them into oblivion if any of them '''DARES''' make a move towards Harry.
** As Harry proceeds toward Voldemort under his Invisibility Cloak for the final confrontation in the Great Hall, he witnesses the defeats of the supporting villains. As the scenes are very short and most of the characters involved are minor, this sequence is easy to forget, but ''man'' is it awesome:
*** Walden Macnair: In his civilian identity he was the Ministry of Magic's executioner, and you may remember him as the man who very nearly got to kill Buckbeak. Naturally, his defeat goes to Hagrid, who stops being a GentleGiant long enough the throw Macnair into a wall so hard he's knocked unconscious.
*** Antonin Dolohov: After Bellatrix and Voldemort himself, Dolohov is probably the Death Eater with the best combat record, [[CurbStompBattle destroying Hermione]] in the fifth book and killing Lupin offscreen. Who finally halts his rampage? ''[[PintSizedPowerhouse Flitwick]]'', finally displaying his long-hinted skill at dueling.
*** Fenrir Greyback: Greyback is [[TheBrute the world's most vicious werewolf]] and the Death Eaters' go-to PsychoForHire. His opponents are Ron and Neville, the two main characters used for comic relief most often. Ron and Neville win.
*** Yaxley: George and Lee Jordan, barely older than teenagers, take on the Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement and come away victorious.
* [=*Punch*=] "And that's the second time we've saved your life tonight, you two-faced bastard!" In one action and fourteen words, Ron (who arguably suffered the most from him) pays back Malfoy for all the crap he's taken from him over the years.
* Lee Jordan and Kingsley Shacklebolt using Potterwatch to ask listeners to look after their Muggle neighbors.
--> '''Royal (Kingsley Shacklebolt)''': We continue to hear truly inspirational stories of wizards and witches risking their own safety to protect Muggle friends and neighbours, often without the Muggles' knowledge. I'd like to appeal to all our listeners to emulate their example, perhaps by casting a protective charm over any Muggle dwellings in your street. Many lives could be saved if such simple measures are taken. \\
'''River (Lee Jordan)''': And what would you say, Royal, to those listeners who reply that in these dangerous times, it should be "wizards first?" \\
'''Kingsley Shacklebolt:''' I'd say that it's one short step from "wizards first" to "pure-bloods first", and then to "Death Eaters". We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.
* The CirclingMonologue in the final battle. [[spoiler:"So it all comes down to this, doesn't it? Does the wand in your hand know its last master was Disarmed? Because if it does... I am the true master of the Elder Wand."]]
* Students call each other by their last names, so when Harry calls him "Riddle," he's treating him like a ''fellow student:'' a complete equal.
-->'''Voldemort:''' You dare--\\
'''Harry:''' ''[[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu YES I DARE!]]''
* When the Dementors attacked Harry, Ron, and Hermione when they were going to the Shrieking Shack. Both Ron and Hermione cast their Patronuses to try and repel them to no effect, while Harry can't even bring himself to try. Before the Dementors come to them, three Patronuses rescue them. Who is it that sent them? Not teachers, Aurors, or members of the Order; it's ''Seamus Finnegan, Ernie Macmillan, and Luna Lovegood'', using what they learned under Harry in Dumbledore's Army. This gives Harry the hope he needs to summon his own Patronus. Particularly awesome when you realize that the trio who saved them represent the three Hogwarts Houses who were allowed to stay and fight against Voldemort.
* Just before the final duel between Harry and Voldemort, when everyone thinks Harry is dead. Harry sneaks through the battle, under his Invisibility Cloak, saving half a dozen people without fanfare. When he finally reaches where the main battle is being fought, he sees Voldemort blast back [=McGonagall=], Kingsley, and Slughorn and start to turn his wand towards Molly Weasley. Harry casts a Shield Charm, saving her, and throws off his cloak, appearing alive in front of all his friends.
* When, towards the end of the Battle, even the creatures living in the castle and its grounds join in; the Thestrals (led by Buckbeak), Grawp, the centaurs (who were previously neutral), the house-elves...
* Snape's reply to Dumbledore telling him [[spoiler:that he wants Snape to kill him]]:
-->'''Snape:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Would you like me to do it now? Or do you need a moment to compose an epitaph?]]
* Also, his WhatTheHellHero speech to Dumbledore upon the revelation that [[spoiler:Harry, whom Snape has been protecting throughout the entire series, must die in order to defeat Voldemort]]. It takes balls to call someone out. It takes ''strong, plentiful, titanium-coated balls'' to do it to the most powerful, respected wizard of the age.
* A subtle one, but Harry after [[spoiler:Dobby's funeral]] finally completing his CharacterDevelopment and growing from a rash, angsty teenager who lets his emotions get away with him into a mature, effective leader who makes careful, informed decisions. It's just so very satisfying to finally feel like we can trust our hero to not screw up.
* Harry sees [[spoiler:Snape die a nasty death, blood and memories leaking everywhere, and Snape get his last CMOA -- "Look at me." So, depressed, weary, and tired, he drops Ron and Hermione off to mourn over Fred, who just died. Then, he goes to Dumbledore's office and discovers Snape loved his mom, Snape just died without any recognition for being a hero, and now, oh yeah, Harry has to die. After going through all this, the battle, the mourning, and memories, the pain, the shock, he gets up and manages enough sanity to walk out, all alone, without any comfort but his deceased family, and find Voldemort. He has no idea how badly, or even if, Voldemort will torture him. He doesn't know anything else, but just trusts Dumbledore, that Voldemort'll be mortal. He doesn't know if Neville will get Nagini in the end, (which he does, ON FIRE), and he doesn't know if any'll bring Voldemort down in the end. He stands there, silently saying goodbye to Ron, Hermione, and Ginny, and is completely willing to die, on his own]]. Made even worse by the song "Open at the Close" by Oliver Boyd and the Remembralls. If there's a ''Crowning Moment'' of Tearjerking, that song makes it.
* Quite a lot of Snape's better moments count as these. But in particular there's his sheer nerve and force of will in obeying Voldemort, playing the loyal servant and even managing to stay in the same room as him, not only concealing his triple agent status but also the unimaginable hatred he must have felt towards the person who murdered Lily. The man must have had a backbone made of adamantium.
** Damn, Harry names his SON after him, stating Snape was the bravest man he ever met, and that is including people like Neville (killing Nagini while on fire, with a SWORD) and Dumbledore (who orchestrated his own death).
*** "Sometimes, I think we sort too soon" - Dumbledore would have agreed with Harry. Did, in fact, when he implied it was a tragedy for Snape to have been sorted into Slytherin because he was a Gryffindor at heart.
* While the Battle of Hogwarts was amazing and all, Harry's rescue of all those Muggleborn witches and wizards in the Ministry was a shining moment for him.
-->''"Their blood is pure," said Harry (as Runcorn), as his deep voice echoed impressively through the hall. "Purer than many of yours, I dare say!"''
* Draco gets a small one early on in the book, when Harry and the others have been captured. Hermione's just thrown a jinx at him, messing up his face horribly, and the Death Eaters need Draco to identify him. What does Draco, who not too long ago ''wanted Harry dead'' and is under incredible pressure from the likes of his desperate mother and father, not to mention Bellatrix and ''Greyback'', do?
-->''"I can't- I can't be sure." Then, after being hassled by his father to check again. "I don't know."''
* Hermione erasing all her parents' memories of her. Every. Last. One. Granted, she was planning on bringing them back but still! Not only did that show her caring for them, but it also shows her courage. That action pretty much sums up why Hermione is a Gryffindor and not a Ravenclaw; her plan to restore her parents' memories wasn't "granted" at all -- she could only do it if she lived long enough to find them, and one of the reasons that she erased the memories in the first place was so that if she was killed, or Voldemort won and she had to spend the rest of her life on the run/in hiding, her parents could be happy in their ignorance. You'd want to spare your parents that kind of grief, wouldn't you?
* In the chapter The Prince's Tale, Dumbledore verbally trapping Snape into exposing his hypocrisy of only valuing certain innocent lives, then point-blank telling Snape that he finds him 'disgusting' with, according to Harry, more contempt than he has ever had in his voice before.
-->'''Dumbledore:''' If Lily means so much to you, surely Lord Voldemort will spare her? Could you not ask for mercy for the mother, in exchange for the son?\\
'''Snape:''' I have � I have asked him �\\
'''Dumbledore:''' You disgust me. (Snape seemed to shrink a little.) You do not care, then, about the deaths of her husband and child? They can die, as long as you have what you want?
* On the night of Lily Potter's death, Dumbledore taunts a grieving Snape by bringing to mind the image of Lily's eyes. Serves as a WhatTheHellHero against Dumbledore at first, until you realize that it's completely Snape's fault that Lily died in the first place, that Snape has no remorse for the other innocent life that was lost in that attack, and that Snape, as a Death Eater, has surely taken part in tearing apart many other families without a second thought. It haunts him seventeen years later, however, when he finally realises that, when Snape did finally feel remorse, the raw wounds remained raw right to the bitter end. As someone who knows what it's like to live with the power of love, guilt and remorse, it's no wonder Dumbledore was in tears when he saw the doe.
* During the final confrontation, both BigBad Voldemort and TheDragon Bellatrix each take on three opponents at once. Voldemort faces off with [=McGonagall=], Slughorn and Kingsley, but the really awesome moment here is Hermione, Ginny and Luna teaming up against Bellatrix - bearing in mind that all three of them are barely of age, and haven't completed their schooling, but still manage to hold their own, at least until Molly Weasley's immortal moment detailed above.

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* Unlike in the book, here Hedwig isn't killed by some stray shot -- she comes to her master's aid and ''rams'' several Death Eaters before getting killed. Sure, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero she inadvertently clued them about the genuine Potter]], but that doesn't diminish the awesomeness.
* During the trailer for the film, Voldemort asks, "Why do you live?", glaring into Harry's face. The response? "Because I have something to live for."
* After having a firefight with two Death Eaters in the diner, each member of the group splits up and takes care of clean up. Ron kills the lights with the deluminator, one of them begins methodically shutting the blinds, and they discuss what to do with their two incapacitated enemies. Think about this. If you examine their actions, they're doing WET WORK. They've gotten a lot more professional over the last six years.
* Dobby in Malfoy Manor:
-->'''Bellatrix:''' You could have killed me!\\
'''Dobby:''' Dobby did not mean to kill -- just to... maim, or... seriously injure. ''(shrugs)''
** The above also counts as a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* Dobby telling Bellatrix after he rescues Harry and his friends that he is a "free elf!"
-->"[[ButtMonkey DOBBY]] [[TookALevelInBadass HAS NO MASTER!]]"
* This line, just after defeating Wormtail.
-->"[[FunnyMoments Who gets his wand?]]"
* Death Eaters stop the Hogwarts Express to search it. They get to the back, and Neville stands up and says to their faces, "Hey, losers. He isn't here." Death Eaters, meet Neville's balls.
* After Harry (in disguise) witnesses Umbridge falsely accuse a woman on trial of possessing a stolen wand, he subjects her to possibly the most cheer-worthy OhCrap moment of the series.
-->'''Harry:'' You're lying, Dolores..." ''(as his disguise begins to fade)'' ''[[IronicEcho And one mustn't tell lies!]]''\\
''(he then casts Stupefy, knocking her out)''
* What makes the film version even more impressive is that he stuns her... but leaves her at the "mercy" of the Dementors... the same creatures that she sic'd on Harry in Order of the Phoenix.
* A smaller moment: As we read in the book, during the flying ambush, Voldemort gets the drop on Harry, but Harry's own wand reacts for him. In the movie though, we get a much more visually-satisfying version of this: Harry's wand moves for him, reacting to the presence of Voldemort. At first, they're stuck in Priori Incantatem... but as we pan closer, Harry's spell ''morphs into gold flames, overpowering Lucius's borrowed wand,'' '''even splitting it right down the middle'''. And topping it off is the close-up ThisCannotBe look from Voldemort.

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* This ''entire movie'' was a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. The perfect way to end the most celebrated series of all time. And we still have Pottermore.
* Harry's entrance to the castle. "It appears you have a security problem, Professor." Cue a good chunk of the remaining Order of the Phoenix walking in.
* Also, a bit earlier in that scene, the way Harry reveals himself to Snape and the Carrows, practically [[HiddenInPlainSight hiding in plain sight]], and then the way he proceeds to utterly own Snape by calling him out for his actions.
-->"How dare you stand where he stood?"
** The fact that he does this while wearing a Hogwarts robe over his plain clothes is also brilliant. First, it's a nice little nod to the books (where the uniform was just a cloak over normal clothes), second, it's a clever way for him to blend in with the other students and finally, it show that even though he had been gone for a year, he's ''still'' a part of Hogwarts. Until this point, he hadn't worn the official uniform since the sixth movie, so having him wear a cloak again, even if only for a few moments was so awesome, it's actually kind of disappointing that he ditched it so quickly.
* The entire castle preparing for the Battle of Hogwarts. Starting with Professor [=McGonagall=] saying Voldemort's name when Flitwick refers to him as "You-Know-Who":
-->"And his name is ''Voldemort'', Filius! You might as well use it; he's going to try to kill you either way."
* Molly Weasley and her [[spoiler:BerserkButton attack on Bellatrix after she nearly kills Ginny. In the book, it's said that she merely kills her with a curse. In the film, however, she obliterates her. Literally.]] To be a little more specific, Molly [[spoiler:gives Bella the [[HocusPocus Winnie Sanderson]] treatment: TakenForGranite immediately followed by MadeOfExplodium]].
* Every single scene that [=McGonagall=] is in, especially when she defends Harry against Snape. Note that in this scene, Snape cleverly takes out the Carrows, who are flanking him, by redirecting some of [=McGonagall=]'s attacks at them -- thus staying under cover while striking a blow against Voldermort. Snape deserves a ''lot'' of cred for that scene, even if [=McGonagall=] stole the show. Notice how neither he nor [=McGonagall=] had any injuries walking (*cough* flying) out of that duel. Try to guess who was pulling the strings there. Pay extremely close attention to that scene, and [[UpToEleven another layer of awesome]] becomes apparent: Snape never returned fire. He was deflecting [=McGonagall's=] spells to the sides, including hitting the Carrows with the deflected spells before he left through the window. Snape puts on the illusion of fighting [=McGonagall=] without doing a thing to hurt her, manages to take out two dangerous Death Eaters while maintaining his DoubleAgent cover, and vacates before anyone important can get hurt. That, dear friends, is what awesome is all about.
* Neville in this movie is a Badass from beginning to end. Not only did he basically [[spoiler:tell an entire battalion of snatchers to suck his nuts]], but then he followed it up with [[spoiler:collapsing an entire bridge full of them, and living to tell the tale.]] Neville fully cemented himself in this film as a SupportingLeader and HeroOfAnotherStory.
** Some credit should go to Seamus, as well. After years of accidentally having spells blow up in his face, [=McGonagall=] tells him to use his skills and help Neville [[spoiler:rig the bridge to blow]]. Neville may have [[spoiler:stood up to the Death Eaters]], but Seamus helped make sure [[spoiler:it exploded spectacularly]].
* Aberforth's incredible Patronus that drives off all the dementors.
* The entire final battle between Harry and Voldemort, which is turned from [[spoiler:Voldemort's wand backfiring a spell on him to a couple BeamOWar matches and some impressive back and forth before Harry defeats the dark lord, takes the wand back, and Voldemort falls to pieces.]] It gets even better, as this is preceded by Harry grabbing Voldemort and ''jumping off one of Hogwarts' towers''. The two then proceed to teleport all over the castle, and are shown to still be fighting each other ''in mid-air'' while doing so.
-->'''Harry:''' Come on, Tom. Let's finish this the way we started. ''(grabs Voldemort's shoulders)'' Together! ''(jumps and drags Voldemort with him)''
* YMMV depending on how much [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk you hate them]], but the Malfoy family [[spoiler:very calmly and indifferently walking away as the war rages behind them]] was a ballsy move that was strangely hilarious to watch. Bonus points for Draco and Narcissa holding hands and not bothering to look back as they do so.
* Aside from [[spoiler: contributing to Harry's victory by falesly saying he's dead]], there's the way Narcissa Malfoy just grabs Draco's hand and calmly walks across the Hogwarts battlements, not bothering to look back, even as her own husband flounders uselessly behind them. It was like she was saying, "Sorry buddy, you brought us in too deep and now I'm getting us out of it. You can come if you want but either way, ''I don't give a damn.''" It has to be stressed that, at this point, other Death Eaters were also [[spoiler:fleeing in terror]], but they had the good sense to apparate out. [[spoiler:Narcissa just grabs Draco's hand and walks out, ''in full view of Voldemort''. That's practically giving him the finger.]]
* When [[spoiler:Harry "comes back from the dead" and ''[[ScrewThisImOuttaHere at least half of the Death Eaters flee in fear.]]'']] [[SarcasmMode Look out, it's a seventeen-year-old boy!]] Well, it makes sense, considering you basically are seeing someone get hit with the Avada Kedevra and come back to life, after he had already survived it once before. And add to the fact that the Dark Lord is the one who did it twice and failed, well...
** Consider the knowledge the Death Eaters have about Harry through knowing of his encounters with Voldemort. Survived the Killing Curse as a baby. Fought off Professor Quirrel and stopped Voldemort. Defeated a Basilisk and survived its poison. Escaped from several attacks by Voldemort. Broke into the Ministry of Magic at the height of Voldemort's power and escaped unharmed. Broke into GRINGOTT'S[[note]]And more importantly, managed to GET OUT WITH WHAT HE WAS STEALING. All while riding on the back of a dragon, no less[[/note]]. And now, he's hit with the Killing Curse a second time and SURVIVES. I'd run too if I had to go up against the seemingly-invincible Harry Potter.
* The entire film series accomplishing the seemingly impossible task of adapting the entirety of ''Harry Potter'' to film, keeping all the same cast members except for one who died through the whole thing. (And Crabbe, whose actor got busted for drugs. [[HandWaved But honestly, does anyone really care?]])
* It was genuinely satisfying to see that Ukrainian Ironbelly claw its way out of Gringotts and sit in the fresh air. When you consider that it had been tortured and its wings had basically atrophied by that point, watching it scramble up the rocks to escape and finally take flight is pretty inspiring.
* Ron asking Harry what he's going to do with the Elder Wand, the most powerful wand in existence, and Harry nonchalantly snaps it in two and throws away the pieces.
* A piece of acting awesome: Helena Bonham Carter as Hermione as Bellatrix. She literally becomes Emma Watson's character, so that at times you actually forget which actress you're seeing.
* The Ron and Hermione movie kiss [[MundaneMadeAwesome may not seem awesome]] until you put it into context. You have a muggleborn and a bloodtraitor... [[TheBigDamnKiss making out in the Chamber of Secrets.]]
* Neville's big speech, where he rallies support from his troops right in front of Voldemort. After being the resident ButtMonkey through most of the series, he displays the sort of balls normally used to destroy buildings. Capped off with the supremely awesome "Harry and the others didn't die in vain. ''But you will.'' Because you're wrong! Harry's heart did beat for us! For ''all'' of us! *pulls [[CoolSword The Sword of Gryffindor]] from the Sorting Hat* ''This is not over!''"
* When Neville regains consciousness after Voldemort blows him back into the Great Hall -- look behind him as he sits up, and you'll see a Death Eater, flying through the air, ''on fire''.
* "Lightning has struck! Lightning has struck!" Cue chills of awesome.
* Hermione gives [[spoiler:Greyback]] [[DisneyVillainDeath exactly what he deserves]].
* In the last part of the battle, after Harry's [[spoiler: resurrection]] and Voldemort's gleeful descent into complete batshit insanity, Nagini's on the loose in Hogwarts and something hits her on the head -- a rock. She slithers over to the staircase to see a bedraggled, injured [[GoLookAtTheDistraction Herm]][[BadAss ione]] standing below her, ready to chuck another rock at the snake. Hermione [[BringIt smiles...]] Nagini, meet ''Hermione's'' balls.
* The part after Snape leaves the castle. The scene plays one of JohnWilliams' old themes for the first two films, the torches in the Great Hall light up, and it gives a feel that things are finally going to get under control and something epic is ahead.
* ''"Man the boundaries! Protect us! '''Perform your duty to our school!"'''''
* The film took the book's climax and made it more intense so it would be better-suited for the big picture. The result? Nagini ''chases Hermione and Ron through the castle'', destroys their basilisk fangs, and is about to kill them when [[BigDamnHeroes Neville comes just in time to destroy her]]. And Harry's and Voldemort's final confrontation gets turned into an epic chase scene through the school rather than a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech like in the book. The book version was awesome in its own way, but it wouldn't suit the big screen very well.
** It was even better watching it in the theater in my personal experience. When Neville came out of nowhere and eliminated Nagini, the audience just burst into applause and cheers. That was the ''only'' time in the entire film that they did that.
* [[http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/11/02/harry-potter-dvd-jk-rowling J.K.]] commented on the [=McGonagall=] vs. Snape showdown in the film, telling us how she had to make sure it stayed the same as in the book, saying she didn't like the "[[FauxActionGirl marginalization of women when the fighting breaks out]].
* '''''PIERTOTUM LOCOMOTOR!''''' Even better than in the book version. After giving that line, she turns to Molly Weasley, grins like a giddy first-year, and says "[[AlwaysWantedToSayThat I've always wanted to use that spell]]!"
** That scene is accompanied by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_efSI5_UCxo one of the most chillingly awesome scores of music]] in film history.
** Probably just as awesome is the fact that, as each statue falls from their plinths, they [[ThreePointLanding land]] seemingly on every downbeat of the BGM.
* Kingsley gets a brief one: During the battle of Hogwarts, he actually kills a Death Eater mid-Apparation. As in, he turns to a window, somehow realizes that a Death Eater is going to Apparate through it in about a second, and throws a curse killing the guy before his feet ever touch the ground. [[spoiler:[[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Guess who ends up in charge of Wizarding Britain when the dust settles?]]]]
* It's a subtle one, and could easily be chalked to his TookALevelInBadass, but directly after Harry stabs Horcrux!Ravenclaw's cup with a basilisk fang - in the middle of running - Ron ''kicks it back into the Room of Requirement, which is still being devoured by Fiendfyre''. This one move not cements his protectiveness for his friends (having experience with the dying aftermath), [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill but he's making DAMN SURE the thing dies.]]