We haven't forgotten about anything else, have we? Nope...not anymore. [[MomentOfAwesome Extreme coolness]] even extends outside the realms of television and film, as discussed below.

[[index]]
* Awesome/AcquisitionsIncorporated
* Awesome/{{Ascension}}
* Awesome/ChristianBale
* Awesome/{{Creepypasta}}
* Awesome/{{Bionicle}}
* Awesome/GeorgeCarlin
* Awesome/{{Glowfic}}
* Awesome/{{Chess}}
* Awesome/ChrisColfer
* Awesome/JudgeDredd
* Awesome/DrunkenPeasants
* Awesome/ClintEastwood
* Awesome/EuropeanChampionship
* Awesome/{{Funimation}}
* Awesome/{{Furby}}
* Awesome/GabrielIglesias
* Awesome/BillHicks
* Awesome/JohnKricfalusi
* Awesome/{{LEGO}}
* Awesome/MagicTheGathering
* Awesome/MarkReadsTwilight
* Awesome/MarleeMatlin
* Awesome/MonsterHigh
* Awesome/OliviaHolt
* Awesome/ChuckNorris
* Awesome/PattonOswalt
* Awesome/{{Quackwatch}}
* Awesome/MartinScorsese
* Awesome/TalesFromMyDDCampaign
* Awesome/TheMysteriousMrEnter
* Awesome/TreyParkerAndMattStone
* Awesome/RavagesOfTime
* Awesome/ReneeZellweger
* Awesome/FrankWelker
* Awesome/BettyWhite
* Awesome/{{Vampiru}}
* Awesome/WhatIf
* Awesome/WillSmith
* Awesome/TheWorldCup
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[[folder: [=CCG=]s Storyline ]]

* ''LegendOfTheFiveRings'', being an Asian heroic fantasy setting, with over ten years of a continuous storyline, is of course chock-full of them, with most factions within the game having gotten several. Among the characters that have gotten the most:
** Hida Kisada, MagnificentBastard , has had many of them, starting with the flavor text of his original version: "Your knowledge cannot save you. Your magic cannot save you. Nothing can save you."
*** But the greatest of them was perhaps outside the storyline itself: when Kisada died, he became the subject of [[http://pages.sbcglobal.net/sarah-and-zen/l5r/k_wake.html an 80-person wake]]. On top of his achievements within the story, when's the last time you saw a wake for a CCG character?
*** What can you say when the writer creates what was supposed to be his original death (by being skewered by one of the most powerful Imperial artifacts), and had a hard time not writing "Is that all you fucking got?!?"
** Yoritomo had several of those as well.
*** On the day of the FinalBattle between humanity and Darkness, when, after routing the forces of darkness' reinforcements, he threatened to attack the forces of Good unless the leaders of the storyline's seven great clans acknowledged his own (until then) minor clan as an equal. The gambit was successful.
*** When the Dragon of Water, a divine being, approached him to seek his battered clan's twenty strongest samurai to take them into the land of darkness on what was almost certain to be a suicide mission: "I am my twenty strongest samurai." (To which his adopted son, whose loyalties had been questioned until then, added, "And I am twenty-one.")
**** Which was echoed several years later when Yoritomo's daughter found herself facing her ArchEnemy 's six strongest warriors alone. "Fool. Don't you know? Your men are outnumbered, twenty to six." [[spoiler:she wins the fight, go on to fight her nemesis, then, after being disarmed and skewered, actually shoves both her nemesis and herself in front of a living cannon about to fire. They both die.]]
** Bayushi Kwanchai, an unkillable badass whose divine gift is luck that rivals the gods, had his crowning moment of awesome when, after dispatching a dozen flesh eating demons, takes his dead uncle and cradles his lifeless body. Not awesome because of the drama, but awesome because the head of the Imperial Families is watching and ignoring Kwanchai basically hugging a dead body, which is a crime punishable by death in Rokugan, because he's afraid for his life if he tells Kwanchai to stop.
*** Kwanchai topped himself recently when he returned to the site of his uncle's death, opened the portal to the realm of the flesh-eating demons, and stepped inside so as to close the portal, condemning himself to an eternity of suffering.
*** And then there was Winter Court, a canon play-by-post RPG set up by AEG, in which two characters discussed throwing paper shurikens at Kwanchai, and not wondering how he would react, but quote 'how many survivors would there be?".
*** Kwanchai's luck was inherited from his master, Bayushi Tangen, who saw his inability to die as a massive failure. This trait also carries over to anyone who studies under their school. They are seen as suicidally insane and entire armies start getting scared when a single Bitter Lies swordsman starts running towards them.
** While on the topic of Winter Court, one cannot help but note that it was Bayushi Kaukatsu's (Kwanchai's aforementioned uncle) three-months-long Crowning Moment of Awesome, where nobody even breathed without his written say-so. Made all the more awesome when it was revealed he had conned the entire Court into ridiculously overestimating his faction's actual influence.
** Even then-[[TheDragon Dragon]] Daigotsu has had his Crowning Moment of Awesome, when he launched an attack against the realm of the Dead, then allowed the very incarnation of Death to skewer him with his spear...so that he could get close enough to stick a cursed artifact on the incarnation's face, to force it to release Daigotsu's dark God Fu Leng, from the prison his soul had been trapped in.
** Moto Chagatai. Just...Moto Chagatai.
*** Also, we recently found out the answer to the question: who could possibly kill Moto Chagatai? The answer turned out to be that the only thing that could kill the Khan...IS the Khan.
*** There was this one time Moto Chagatai went into death's realm with a friend to rescue his grandfather's soul. On their way back, they were confronted by the ten Gods of Death and their minions. His reaction? "You take the ten thousand on the left, you take the ten thousand on the right. I'll take the gods."
*** Even more than Hida Kisada, Daigotsu's plots that somehow always work out or the entirety of any other plot device used, Moto Chagatai's KarmaHoudini there, as well as the lack of real caring displayed by the Empire at large to his roaring rampage that resulted in the death of the entire Toturi family line (in usual AEG hamfisted manner) and the Emperor's wife, is quite ridiculous. Even if you're a Unicorn player!
** One of the first major storyline tournaments brought forth two from the players. The players of all other factions went after the Shadowlands Horde with a vengeance since the [[TheBadGuyWins victory of the Horde]] would spell [[DownerEnding "a thousand years of darkness"]] for Rokugan. [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing There was much cheering]] when the head writer tore apart the "evil wins" ending script. Then at the finals the Lion and Crane players stated that they were not interested in fighting each other, only in stopping Fu Leng. This lead to the Lion and Crane champions cooperating to strike down Fu Leng in storyline.
* To be fair, [[LegendOfTheFiveRings L5R]] is far from the only CCG with awesome characters. However, if all you have to go by are the art and snippets of flavor on the cards themselves (rather than being able to also draw upon extensive [[AllThereInTheManual secondary sources]]), then deciding what is or isn't a proper CMOA isn't always easy. That said, I'm reasonably sure that [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=143607 this little guy]] is having one right there...

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[[folder: Eastern European Animation ]]

* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGv7IF2XKa8 Swans of Nepryadva]]'' is an animated commemoration of one of the most famous and glorious battles in the Russian history - [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kulikovo The Battle of Kulikovo]], which took place in the late XIV century and played a vital role in the liberation of Russia from the Mongolian reign. The movie is ''charged'' with badass awesomeness fuelled by magnificent music, but [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome THE moment]] is the intervention of TheCavalry (literal) near the end. "Now it's time! Go forth, brothers!" Damn, I still can't watch the scene with a quiet heart.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mix_e7cQUhg Mowgli]]: unlike in most versions, in Soviet Russia Mowgli actually grows into a badass jungle warrior and the leader of the wolf pack. How badass? Well, he '''rips Sher-Khan's maw open with his bare hands''', that's how.

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[[folder: Poker ]]

* In the 2004 World Series of Poker, during a side event, 23-year-old Scott Fischman faced Joe Awada heads up for the championship. Fischman was all-in (if he lost the hand, Awada would win), and only one of the two 7s left in the deck would save him. Sure enough, a 7 came on the river (the last card dealt in the hand), giving Fischman the chip lead. On the very next hand, he's dealt a pair of aces, puts Awada all-in, and wins the hand and the bracelet. One week later, he wins another bracelet, becoming the youngest player ever to win two World Series of Poker events.
* The most awesome finish to the WSOP Main Event has to be the way it ended in 1998. On the final hand, a full house came out on the board, eights over nines. Scotty Nguyen raised his opponent Kevin [=McBride=] all-in, then gave the memorable quote, "You call, gonna be all over, baby!" [=McBride=] called, playing the board, and Scotty revealed the nine in his hand, giving him a better full house, nines over eights.
* Jack Ury, the oldest person to ever play in the main event at age 96, is pretty much a living, breathing [=CMoA=] just for having played in the last three Main Events without fail at his age. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WHUcmPtw2A But it's this hand]] where he proves that he is, in-fact, the [[BadassGrandpa Badass Great-Grandpa]] of the WSOP.
** Let's see how long Doyle Brunson lives (and plays), he might still beat him...

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[[folder: Web Animation ]]

* In ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', Strong Bad has one, seemingly for the sole purpose of annoying his fans: In [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail162 the chair]], he receives an email asking him to remove his mask, while sitting in a high-backed chair that obscures most of the screen. After reminding the viewers that his mask is his face, he proceeds to rip off his face and hold it above the top of the chair, while screaming in pain.
** And then shows them a picture o his parents.
** [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/filmstyle_trogdor.html The trailer]] for the Peasant's Quest movie is made mostly out these.
*** Actually, this describes pretty much any trailer ever made.
---->"Where's my cottage? TROGDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR!
*** And who could forget this exchange?
---->"We have coexisted with The Burninator in these lands for centuries. I can't have you heading up there in your short pants upsetting the balance!"
---->"I'll upset YOUR balance, my lord!
---->"Rather Dashing, you will ''not'' sass back at this council."
*** And the whole thing finishes off with:
---->"And the Trogdor comes... in the night!"
---->"Not tonight, he doesn't! ...come. In the night. Trogdor."
** [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemailtwohundred.html Sbemail 200]]. [[spoiler: "200" typed up in all three computers' fonts. The Poopsmith breaking his vow of silence. A legendary intro song from TheyMightBeGiants. The Paper coming back from the dead and beating up the New Paper. Strong Bad finally getting his revenge on Homestar. A list of all the emails so far, with pictures of characters that debuted in them as you roll over them. EPIC.]]
** Not to mention [[spoiler: The revelation that Homestar has been running a parallel email show and all the instances of Homestar Runner appearing in sbemails are "really" instances of Strong Bad appearing in hremails. The Brothers Chap were a little burnt out on the sbemail format and used this to take a break from it, complete with producing several randomly numbered hremails.]]
* ''TvTomeAdventures''. Season 2 finale. Yes.
* The promotional Nike video for the [[TheWorldCup 2014 World Cup]], named "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy1rumvo9xc The Last Game]]". Clones replaced players in order to make an efficient, riskless game, and then Ronaldo decides to PuttingTheBandBackTogether for a game that will decide the future of football.

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[[folder: Interactive Fiction ]]

* For most of the course of ''SpiderAndWeb'', the player character is imprisoned in a chair. The manner in which he (or she) finally escapes is definitely awesome.

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[[folder: Parades ]]

* Somewhere between Crowning Moments of Awesome and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Funny]]: ''FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' {{RickRoll}}ing the 2008 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with the man himself. Especially for the sheer "Holy What the F___?!?" factor.
* More a protest than a parade. The Westboro Baptist Church is again trying to "spread their message". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9j_KtBZUDM&feature=player_embedded#! They get gatecrashed by the local LGBT community.]]

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[[folder: Web Communities ]]

* A few years ago the ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' fan forum got hacked by a script kiddy who went and started to cause chaos. Once the situation became apparent almost the entire collective forum proceeded to mock him. We mocked his piss poor planning, his bad grammar, and his power tripping in general. It was a glorious few hours.
* The ''Webcomic/CollegeRoomiesFromHell'' forum had a similar event minus the hacking when a troll posted a thread entitles "I just have to say..." with the text of the first post reading "...that I have no respect for anybody with any authority on this forum". After one of the regulars pointed out just how much of a lame trolling this was, this rapidly turned into dozens of pages of the locals having fun throwing lame insults at each other.
* The ''CardMasterConflict'' [[http://forums.cardmasterconflict.com:8080/ forums]] have a habit of doing this too, as the mods seem to take an almost sadistic pleasure in picking apart {{troll}}s and {{spammer}}s. For the forum regulars, it's become an event not unlike a random barbecue: everyone gathers to either watch or actively join in, and a good time is had by all!
* Something like this just happened on [[http://forums.court-records.net/index.php Court Records Forums]]. Someone calling himself [[http://forums.court-records.net/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=5954 "Cock Mongler"]] decided to try his hand at trolling. The problem? ''His trolling sucked.'' Seriously it was hilariously bad. [[http://forums.court-records.net/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=1777 The Doctor's]] showdowns with him were hilarious.
* [[http://www.halflife2.net/forums/index.php HL2.net's]] Stern Ascension - a guy called Cpt Stern had almost 30000 posts, and for his 29999th post, he made a countdown thread, with everyone WildMassGuessing what the next member title is. Then a lot of regulars changed their avatars to the one Stern uses, or a variation (the French Ninja one comes to mind). Stern didn't post for a few days, so needless to say, the forumites got a bit bored and crazy, so Sulkdodds, a 'super mod' and possibly the most active member of staff on the forum went on a rampage, duplicating, merging and creating threads, with such jems as 'Stern's Countdown To Concealed Weapons In Poland' emerging. By time Stern posted, his post cound was reset, his member title was changed to 'sockmonkey' (without capitalization) and Sulkdodds had his mod powers taken away, albeit temporarily - everyone treated him as a martyr, and made requests for him to get his powers back. And so, the status quo was restored, barring a few {{Continuity Nod}}s, such as Stern's new member title and the community blaming strange happening on 'the Ascension'.
* Roleplaying a game of ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' on IRC. The character in question had the secret mutant ability to melt objects he touched. Thanks to the good-natured douchebaggery of the DM playing Friend Computer, the character was saddled with the annoying rank of "Team Groomer", having to make sure his teammates were properly hygienic. After one of his fellow teammates got close to murdering the head of the underground rebellion group he was secretly apart of, he used his title of Team Groomer to help the teammate by fixing his ruffled hair - And then pressed his hand onto his head and melted his brain.
* If you're going to write legal threats to The Pirate Bay, ''don't'' [[http://static.thepiratebay.org/warner_resp2.txt use the same form letter twice.]]
* On the Customer Service Forums of ''WorldOfWarcraft'', Batta had a crowning moment by delivering [[http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=39204260&postId=391307190&sid=1#11 this smackdown]]. After somebody complained about getting banned for "discussing an in-game item," Batta told him that "There is still a distinction, however, between discussing [[http://www.wowwiki.com/Huge_Brown_Sack the item]] as it pertains to the game, and commenting in the World Trade channel about said item in one's face while drunk at a frat party."
* Found this in our entry on MoeMoe:
-->In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books and movies, Luna "Loony" Lovegood is considered by some to be moe, even causing [[{{Imageboards}} Anonymous]] to have the unusual reaction of "I want to date her and meet her parents" rather than "I want to have [[{{Gorn}} violent]], {{squick}}y sex with her, then kill her"
** Yes, something actually elicited a shred of humanity from 4chan. The [[FourIsDeath four]] [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse horsemen]] should be arriving any moment now.
** Similarly, 4chan loves {{Yotsuba}} in the same way the rest of us do, by really liking her. Not the [[{{squick}} usual version]] of love for which 4chan is known. If 4chan goes out of their way to protect you, that is something. It definitely helps that she is ridiculously cute and pretty awesome herself.

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[[folder: Machinima ]]

* In the works of Oxhorn, from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GumS77ctLf0 this alone]], any and all of the musical numbers.

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[[folder: [[Alternate Reality Game AR Gs ]]
]]
* Just what the hell was eon8? ''Nothing.'' But for a few weeks, the whole internet was wondering. And that was the point. Apparently, putting up a mysterious web page with a target-dotted map of the world and veiled references to various plans (and codebooks!) can freak out thousands of people quite easily if you cover your tracks well enough.
* The March 1, 2010 update for ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' was a big Crowning Moment for both the run-of-the-mill internet user and Creator/{{Valve|Software}} alike. For the users, Creator/{{Valve|Software}} first mysteriously released an unannounced update, the first in a long while. This update added an achievement, green lights to the radios, and a static affect when a radio is taken to a certain location. Working together, the users of both Steam User's Forums and Facepunch found the meaning to the code in some of the sound files, ran the other static files through a program that made pictures out of sound, solved the mystery of the photos, connected to a BBS connection, and worked until the official announcement of ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}''. For Creator/{{Valve|Software}}, they [[MagnificentBastard put together the puzzle, knowing that those of the Internet would solve it so they could safely announce the game.]] Truly a memorable moment for all those involved, solving and spectating.

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[[folder: "[[Video Game/Dad Series Dad's Home! ]]
"]]
* The titular Dad of ''[[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/195918 Dad's Home]]'' is so badass he deserves his own category. Among the many things he does:
** Puts out a fire that spontaneously ignited on the top of his head using the family cat.
** Jams a television set through the door of a fridge.
** Lassos a keg of beer from a moving truck and punches through the top, then kicks the keg clear across the street into someone else's house
** Pulls a broadsword out of his mouth, then smushes a fly with the flat side and throws it so it impales the neighbour's mailbox
** Snaps his fingers to disappear in an explosion and teleport to the front door with his head again on fire (before again using the cat to put it out
** Shoots FrickinLaserBeams out of his eyes
** Pulls the old "whisk a sheet from under a table of plates and glasses without knocking them over" trick while balanced on one leg, then kicks the table over
** When the police finally arrive, he calls down a bolt of lightning to hit him and give him a totally bitching electric guitar, then creates a stage and massive speakers out of the ground and finishes by rocking out to a guitar arrangement of the F-Zero theme.
** Really, this is all summed up by the end - "And so, Dad was able to avoid having to face the consequences for his inexplicable acts of random violence... [[ThePowerOfRock by rocking out really hard.]]"
*** "Also, his head caught fire again. What's up with that?"
* And the moments get added onto in "Dad's at Work." For starters, nearly every sudden movement he makes ''explodes,'' if not sounds like a gunshot.
* And then in the newly released Dadgame, you take control of this unbelievably badass fellow and ruin your boss' shit as a starting level in story mode (he [[BigBad deserves it]]). He then goes on to:
** Block a ninja's attacks with his [[InfinityPlusOneSword briefcase]].
** [[OneManArmy Fight the police force single handedly.]]
** Defeat a slew of robots.
** [[spoiler: Defeat two robots from previous works of the game's creator.]]
** Defeat [[ThatOneBoss the creator of the game himself.]]
** And completely obliterate the town's mall.
*** And at the end they had a barbeque. It was nice.

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[[folder: You Tube Poop ]]

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OVCpD-7nI4 WalrusGuy's last poop.]]
* Not really a YTP...but it kind of is...but it isn't. No matter how you look at it, though, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73V2ooNHb9k this video]] is awesome!
* The beginning of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O5UZLdwO1w "MEET THE SPECTATOR"]]: [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 The Engineer]] playing "Smoke on the Water." Also a CrowningMomentOfFunny.

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[[folder: Wargaming ]]

* In [[http://www.tacopshq.com/MBX/Brunei/mbxaar.html The Battle of Brunei]], a 1998 MBX using the ''Harpoon'' and ''Tac Ops'' systems as a ruleset, a player on the US side received from the GM an intercepted weapons purchase order between Iran and Malaysia. He spotted the word "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kockums Kockums]]" and did some internet research. Then he got a blurred pic of a submarine from the GM and figured out it was one of two sub types- much faster than the GM expected. The later US anti-submarine effort that resulted probably saved a couple of US ships.
* [[http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/05/11/090511fa_fact_gladwell?currentPage=6 In 1981, a computer scientist from Stanford University named Doug Lenat entered the Traveller Trillion Credit Squadron tournament, in San Mateo, California.]]
* In a 25 mm-scale Napoleonic minatures game, one player was noted for having the entire Grand Armee - 600,000 beautifully painted figures. We didn't know just how complete the army was until a counter representing the "Fog of War" was replaced by what appeared to be a regiment of Imperial Guard cavalry...but which, on closer inspection, was revealed to be the Imperial Guard's BAND. And, as 18th and 19th Century regiments vied to make their bands as flashy as possible, the figures were things of utter beauty. It was simultaneously a CMOA and a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* Along the dame lines, someone was demoing a system for wargaming those plastic army men (called War P.I.G.'s (for Plastic Infantry Guys)). Pretty standard teams - we had more guys, they had a tank. Naturally, our first priority was to shoot the tank. In fact, whenever anyone started saying "Maybe..." the other people would interrupt "Shoot the tank!" As it happened, my squad was a bunch of riflemen, with one kick-ass sniper. The designer/referee/gamemaster ruled that I could shoot AT the tank, but it would take three sixes (the game used three six-sided dice, all rolled at once, to determine results) to take it out (yes, I know the odds were one in a million, not the one in 216 this implied, but hey, ''I'' wasn't going to object, and the other side didn't). Naturally, I managed to roll the one-in-216 that would explode the tank on the next roll. (We reached a negotiated settlement that the lucky hit didn't destroy the tank, just did lots of damage to the crew.)

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[[folder: Literature/The Talmud ]]

* Undoubtedly the most hilariously awesome moment in the Talmud is in Bava Metzia 59b. Rabbi Eliezer insists that his interpretation of the law is correct, despite being in a minority of one, and ''God himself speaks from Heaven'' to say "Uh, guys, he's right about this one." And then Rabbi Joshua ''tells God to butt out''. And CITES SCRIPTURE for that request (Deuteronomy 30:12). And God backs off.
** Before that, R. Joshua had already gotten the walls of the building they were in to stop caving in just by saying, "HEY! We're studying Torah in here! You stay out of this!"

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[[folder: Stand-Up Comedy ]]

* In Creator/BillCosby's show "49," he mentions arguments during the early years of marriage, which his wife would always win simply by sucking her teeth and rolling her eyes, which infuriated Bill. But after fifteen years, he discovers revenge by ignoring his wife when she calls him from another room, causing her to walk in furious, and Bill pretends that he did not hear her. And he ends this bit with: "She knows I heard her, but she can't prove it!"

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[[folder: Na No Wri Mo ]]

* Admit it, when you get down to it, actually finishing the novel is a [=CMoA=] all by itself.
** Just getting to 50k words certainly feels more like a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, especially for first timers.
*** Definitely.
* Plenty of people have had their NaNoWriMo novels published. Presumably, they spent the other 11 months editing.

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[[folder: Television ]]

* [[{{ITV}} CITV]]'s Old Skool Weekend on the first weekend of 2013. It's ratings were up to ten times the usual amount because they were showing, as the name suggests, old school programmes instead of current ones.
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