%% Image Pickin' thread failed to produce an image: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1303075067021760100
%% Please start a new IP thread if you'd like to suggest a pic.
%%


The moment at which a character realizes that things are finally starting to go their way when they're in danger. Perhaps it seemed that the only option was a OneWayTrip or a HeroicSacrifice, but suddenly TheCavalry appears on the horizon. They might not say anything in particular, but the look on their face is priceless.

The effectiveness of this moment can be affected by their change in confidence. An [[MagnificentBastard arrogant, so far unbeatable supervillain]] suddenly realizing he's got the ace in the hole he'd been hoping for is difficult to make this trope work with, but a downtrodden hero or IneffectualSympatheticVillain who has faced hellish adversity at every turn can usually pull it off with little difficulty.

Basically the InvertedTrope of OhCrap. It can often be an OhCrap moment for the opponents of the character having a Hell Yes Moment. Optionally enhanced by a well-placed ThemeMusicPowerUp.

Some situations where this commonly occurs:

* JustInTime
* BigDamnHeroes
* ChangedMyMindKid
* ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind
* [[GiantFlyer Deus Ex Machina Airlines]]
* ForgottenSuperweapon
* GunshipRescue
* IGotYouCovered
* LetsGetDangerous
* MisfitMobilizationMoment
* VillainousRescue

Not to be confused with BigYes, SugarWiki/AndTheFandomRejoiced or [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment of Awesome]], although a Hell Yes Moment can and often does precede the latter. Do not be surprised if [[ThemeSongPowerUp the series theme song begins to play.]]

When this is subverted, it is a HopeSpot.

'''Warning: Spoilers'''

----
!!Examples:

[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Anime ]]

* If you're an innocent being abused in the ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' world and you know who he is, you will weep [[TearsOfJoy joyful tears]] when Kenshiro shows up.
* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', pretty much anytime Eren shows up [[spoiler:in Titan form. A particularly special case occurs at the end of episode 24, when he shows up and punches the Female Titan right in her face, after suffering a humiliating defeat during their first fight in episode 21.]]
* In ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', Nia has this reaction when she realizes her ring is glowing.
** Much earlier in the series, Rossiu has one as Simon shows up for his epic HesBack moment.
* In ''MaidenRose'', Klaus has one of these moments during the night training exercise at Luckenwalde. Early on Taki is knocked unconcious and Klaus carries him away from the combat, his trauma from losing his former comrades surfacing as he just waits for Taki to wake up. When Taki finally comes to he acts cold and aloof as usual and they go over how bad their situation is, made worse when they hear the barking of dogs. Then Taki stands up, pulls out his knife, and the following conversation ensues:
-->'''Taki:''' "Klaus von Wolfstadt, I ask you to join me."
-->'''Klaus:''' "There we go."
* In Chapter 698 of ''OnePiece'', just when everything looks like it's going to end horribly, [[spoiler:Former Admiral Kuzan, also known as Aokiji the Blue Pheasant, shows up to put a stop to the beatdown Doflamingo has been laying on Smoker.]]
** The Straw Hats themselves are prone to causing this. Nearly every time a major villain is beating someone up, one of them, nearly always Luffy, turns it around with a Crowning Moment of Awesome.
** The most awesome by far has to go to Usopp/Sogeking in Enies Lobby: despite the crew's best efforts, Robin was about to be dragged through the Gate of Justice by Spandam, and therefore lost forever, and their main hope of stopping this, Franky, had just apparently been blown up by a landmine. And then out of nowhere, Spandam is shot. Cue Sogeking standing atop the tower of justice, singing his theme tune as he shoots down everyone near Robin, at a range that no gun could reach, and Franky walking out of the smoke to pick Robin up.
** During the Marineford arc, [[PersonOfMassDestruction Whitebeard]] joins the battle. TREMENDOUS amounts of awesomeness and butt-kicking ensue.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': When [[MachoCamp Charlotte]] is about to defeat [[AlmightyJanitor Yumichika]], he explains that his FinishingMove will kill Yumichika inside a barrier that cuts him off so completely from the outside world that none of his friends and allies will be able to know he's died. Unfortunately for Charlotte, he had no idea that Yumichika was hiding a CoverblowingSuperpower that he had been [[WillfullyWeak refusing to use]] because he didn't want his friends and allies to know he possessed it. For a moment there's an incredible expression of raw disbelief on Yumichika's face before his gentle "[[PreAssKickingOneLiner thank you]]" reveals Charlotte has just [[CurbStompBattle handed him the fight]] on a silver platter. The Anime milks this moment even more by adding in a DramaticPause and GlowingEyesOfDoom as well.
* ''PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'':
--> [[spoiler:'''[[ApocalypseMaiden Madoka]]''']]: [[DidYouJustScamCthulhu "I want to erase every witch. Every witch from every world, from the past and the future. With my own hands."]]
* ''MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'' has one in episode 6. When Captain Otto is about to be forced by Angelo to [[spoiler:open fire on a friendly ship to keep it from giving away the Neo-Zeon task group's location or witness his captured crewmembers being executed]], the formerly ineffective and bumbling captain [[BerserkButton finally snaps and]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome tells Angelo just where to stick it]]. One of the BridgeBunnies even visibly fistpumps in the background.
--> "I '''DARE''' you to lay a single finger on them and if you do, I'll rip your head off, '''BOY!!!'''"

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Film ]]

* Waylander has this reaction in ''Film/JasonX'' when he sees the upgraded android [[RobotGirl KM-14]] about to fight Jason Voorhees.
* ''Film/SkyHigh'': Layla won't use her powers except in self-defense. One of the villains, believing their side has already won and that Layla's a wimp anyway, attacks her just to be petty. "Big. Mistake." Also counts as a LetsGetDangerous moment.
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': Plenty of them. When Gandalf and Éomer arrive at Helm's deep, both Aragorn and Théoden make those. When The Rohirrim arrive on the Pelennor fields, Gandalf makes it. When Sauron explodes, All the fellowship makes it.
* The ending of ''{{Ink}}'' gets two of these: when Ink [[spoiler: realizes who he is and delivers an enormous can of whoopass]] and when [[spoiler:enough Storytellers show up to drive off the attacking Incubi from the hospital]].
* In ''Film/LastActionHero'', Danny has one of these when Whitney escapes her captors and pulls a gun on the guys holding him. Everyone notices.
* ''Film/FlashGordon''
-->'''Monitor:''' Hail Flash Gordon. You saved your Earth.
-->'''Flash:''' ''(tossing away his sword)'' '''YEAH!!!!!!!!'''
* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', [[spoiler:Batman stopping the Tumbler gunfire from hitting the police in the Bat is what leads to the police force attacking the mercenaries for one last time.]]
* In ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' Harry Stamper (Played by Bruce Willis) has this reaction when he cheers at the (unexpected) arrival of the other Armadillo carrying A.J., Bear, and Lev to the drill site.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Literature ]]

* ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'':
** The Fifth cohort after Percy, Hazel, and Frank storm the defenders’ fortress during the war games. The entire legion, especially Reyna, when they pull a BigDamnHeroes during the invasion. Not to mention "TWELFTH LEGION FULMINATA!"
** Frank taking charge of a ghostly Roman army in the House of Hades after an emergency promotion to freaking ''praetor''.
--> '''Nico:''' "Now that's more like it. Let's turn this tide!"
* In ''Literature/TheReturnOfTheKing'', when Aragorn's banner unfurls over the corsairs, it triggers a simultaneous Hell Yes Moment from the defenders of Gondor and an OhCrap from Sauron's forces.
-->''"And the mirth of the Rohirrim was a torrent of laughter and a flashing of swords, and the joy and wonder of the city was a music of trumpets and a ringing of bells. But the hosts of Mordor were seized with bewilderment...and a black dread fell upon them."''
** A little earlier, the Witch King handed one to Éowyn:
--> '''Witch King:''' Thou fool. No living man may hinder me!
--> '''Éowyn:''' (''Laughs'') [[NoManOfWomanborn But no living man am I!]] You look upon a woman.
* This happens in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' #45, when [[DeadpanSnarker Marco]] is fighting aliens who look like a cross between Cthulhu and razor blades, giving us this priceless quote:
-->'''Marco:''' <[[{{Telepathy}} It's been fun boys, but now I have to go home]].>
-->'''Marco''' (Narrating): They had exactly one second to think I was insane. Gigantic paws, armed with claws that can gut a salmon before you could say "lox" knocked their heads together.
** Rachel then proceeds to [[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomp]] the Hork-Bajir.
* In ''OwlKnight'' of ''The HeraldsOfValdemar'', Darian and his companions are up against a snow-drake when heading northwest to find his parents. Things seem impossible, until Healer Keisha fires an arrow hitting it at the right spot. To Darian's amazement, Keisha runs right up to face the snow-drake, followed by younger sister Herald Shandi who shouts the Trope expression.
* In ''With a Bullet'', the third ''ShadowOfTheTemplar'' novel, [[BoisterousBruiser Mike]] has this reaction when Johnny shows up in a ''glorious'' DynamicEntry[=/=]BigDamnHeroes moment.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has a ton of these. The most powerful being when it turns out Harry is less alone than he (or sometimes just the reader) thought. Some particularly notable ones:
** At the end of ''Literature/TurnCoat'', it looks like Harry and his dog are standing alone against the council's inertia, and then Ancient Mai, who has tried to kill Harry twice before, stands up and exclaims "That is a Foo dog." And the balance shifts.
** At the darkest moment in Changes, when Harry's back is broken and his apartment building is on fire, his landlady calls out "God help us!" and Sanya comes running around the corner as naturally as if he'd been in the book before that scene.
*** The entire climactic battle of Changes is a series of these, starting when Murphy pulls out Fidelacchius and spouts an Archangel-fueled, then continuing with the arrival of the Grey Council, and then when they in turn bring Kenku in as back-up. And it ends on a subversion--Harry's inner monologue is going Hell Yes when he sees [[spoiler:Martin coming up behind the Red King, only for it to be reversed when Martin reveals he was TheMole.]]
** When TheCavalry shows up in Raith Deeps.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* In the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode "Severed Dreams": as seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoVxwW5LTGQ here]], after multiple OhCrap moments, the bridge crew collapses in relief when they realize the third assault force attacking them is actually on ''their'' side.
* Invoked by [[Series/{{Farscape}} John Crichton]] in some of his more [[{{Badass}} impressive moments]]:
-->''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI89TD66CT8 Can I get a, HELL YEAH?]]''
** Made even better the first time he says it, when and unseen audience ''actually responds "Hell yeah!"''
* Series/{{Angel}} gets this while fighting an opponent who was able to knock out ''[[WorfEffect Illyria]]''. The opponent's {{badass boast}}ing [[NiceJobFixingItVillain reveals the source of his power]] to the vampire.
-->'''Hamilton:''' Let me make this as clear as I can. You cannot defeat me. I am part of them, the [[BigBad Wolf, the Ram, and the Hart]]. Their strength flows through my veins! My blood is filled with their ancient power!
-->'''Angel''': ''(grins and pops his fangs)'' [[WhatAnIdiot Can you pick out the one word there you probably shouldn't have said?]]
** In the very first episode, Cordelia is being threatened be a vampire when Angel arrives just in time.
-->'''Cordelia:'''[[YouHaveNoIdeaWhoYoureDealingWith You don't know who he is, do you?]] Oh ''boy!'' [[LampshadeHanging You're about to get your ass kicked!]]
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': The part in "Safe" that gives the BigDamnHeroes [[TropeNamers trope its name]], as Simon and River are rescued.
-->'''River:''' Time to go.
* The new series of ''Series/DoctorWho'' has had a love affair with Hell Yes Moments since [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose Rose grabbed a chain and took a flying leap over a pit containing the Nestene Consciousness]]. And the Moffat era in particular is enamored with giving these moments to the Doctor when he has a brilliant idea and then playing Eleven's {{leitmotif}}.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'', a hostage of one of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's thugs has this reaction when he sees Batman sneaking up behind the thug.
* At one point in ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty 4: ModernWarfare'', after the player's squad links up with another one trapped behind enemy lines, a trio of enemy helicopters show up to drop more troops. [[BigDamnHeroes Then Deadly comes back and shoots them all down.]]
--> '''Deadly:''' Outlaw, this is Deadly, refit and fully loaded. You guys miss me?\\
'''Marine:''' HELL YEAH!
* In the second scene of ''FinalFantasyVI'', [[GentlemanThief Locke]] is up against a whole squadron of baddies to save a distressed [[PhlebotinumGirl Terra]], and a squadron of Moogles arrives to aid him. Can I get a Hell Yeah? Served with a ThemeMusicPowerUp.
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', Cerberus ninja Kai Leng has spent the last few hours of gameplay taunting Shepard, having spent nearly all of his screen time [[DynamicEntry stabbing the engines of Shepard's vehicles,]] [[CombatPragmatist running away after completing his objective]], [[spoiler:or being [[AssassinOutclassin forced into a fight with]] [[SacrificialLion Thane Krios/hitting Kirrahe by]] [[InvisibilityCloak mistake]]]]. [[LetsYouAndHimFight calling in squads of Cerberus troops and a gunship]] to divert the [[BadAss straight-combat specialist]] and his/her [[OverratedAndUnderleveled team]] from his [[FragileSpeedster assassin self]], and [[BrainwashedAndCrazy trying to sell the galaxy out]] to the [[EldritchAbomination Reapers]]. After pinning him into a LastStand, shooting him full of holes in a boss fight and likely having to deal with his signature sword a couple of times, he [[{{Determinator}} drags himself to his feet]] and tries to stab Shepard InTheBack. The Renegade [[ActionCommands Interrupt]] that every Paragon Shepard took: (admittedly because it looks like a PressXToNotDie moment despite [[SubvertedTrope not being one]]) [[spoiler: [[CutscenePowerToTheMax shattering that damn sword]] with the ''back of your hand,'' before gutting the bastard with the omni-blade with a AndThisIsFor PreMortemOneLiner. Significantly less badass if [[HeroKiller Kai]] didn't kill anyone Shepard knew, though. The [[PreMortemOneLiner one-liner]] makes Shepard sound like a {{scrub}} in this case - "No gunship this time, you son of a bitch."]]
** [[spoiler:[[EveryoneLives "All ships...]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming hold fire."]] For context, this phrase ends a RobotWar of over three centuries, prefaced by atrocities from both sides such as [[FantasticRacism shooting geth for questioning their existence]] or [[DisproportionateRetribution massacring quarian civilians and forcing the species from their planet]].]]
* In ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'', typically any time you win a mission, especially one with a difficult objective. But one particular scene comes to mind, [[spoiler:when Alicia first awakens as a Valkyria. Up until this point, Selvaria, one of the enemy generals, was thought to be the only one capable of wielding those ancient weapons, and was also invincible. But once Alicia shows up, she delivers such a swift CurbStompBattle to Selvaria that it just turns into this trope. Made much more notable by the fact that Alicia at this point isn't in control of her powers and was essentially working on instinct, while Selvaria had full control of her body.]]
* Boss gets three of these in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV''. This first is when Kinzie introduces them to the mech they salvaged. The second is [[spoiler:upon seeing Johnny for the first time since his apparent death/abduction in SaintsRowTheThird.]] The third is [[spoiler:finding the power suit that grants you superpowers outside of the simulation.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Aquerna's combat final in the WhateleyUniverse. She's outclassed by a brutal opponent who is not only more powerful than her, but who gets stronger the more punishment he takes. Aquerna's only power is a connection to squirrels (squirrel speed, squirrel strength, talking to squirrels - she's a campus joke). And then she finds the testers have put a big park in the middle of the battlezone. ''A park full of squirrels.''
* The ending of the "Crushed" arc in ''Literature/{{Worm}}''. [[OmnicidalManiac Behemoth]] has shrugged off every hit that the heroes have delivered, even after they've done more damage to him in the past few hours than in twenty years of fighting him. Then [[spoiler: [[KnightInShiningArmor Chevalier]] wakes up in the hospital, grabs his sword, and charges Behemoth, even though he's still [[YouCanBarelyStand recovering from major surgery.]] Chevalier's HeroicSacrifice is able to force Behemoth to retreat back underground, having come closer to killing him than anyone else in history...and then [[PhysicalGod Scion]] finally shows up, ''drags'' Behemoth out of the ground, and ''vaporizes'' what's left of him, finally managing to kill one of the Endbringers.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': The Order is about to get finished off by Tarquin and his [[spoiler:surviving]] Kingdom Of Blood cohorts (Except for Elan, whom Tarquin wants to [[INeedYouStronger level up]] for an epic confrontation). He's interrupted by [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0930.html an airship showing up]] and Elan's cries of "Look! Roy, it worked! It worked!" [[note]]The airship belonged to Elan's mentor/"good" father figure, [[LovableRogue Julio Scoundrel]], who Elan convinced to come back them up.[[/note]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* The first season finale of ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' had this with the team fighting a losing battle against "THOUSANDS of [[MechaMooks Sentinels!]]", and Professor Xavier's jet crashing to what looked like a fiery death... only to stop falling a foot above the ground and be righted by a [[VillainousRescue magnetic field.]]
-->'''{{Magneto}}:''' Did you think I would let you die ''alone,'' Xavier?
* In the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', after Beast Boy and his RagtagBunchOfMisfits have all been captured, almost a dozen other Titans we thought were captured suddenly burst in. Cue CrowningMomentOfAwesome for the entire show.
* Optimus Prime from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' returns to the battle [[spoiler:after everyone thought he was dead]]. Ratchet thanks the Allspark while Jack, Miko, Raf, and Fowler all cheer and shout for joy.

----