Or how a series with an Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist
steeped in sarcasm and absurd still manages to have an impressive number of Moments Of Awesome
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The Black Adder
- Imminent death by burning at the stake, courtesy of the Witchsmeller Pursuivant. No way out!...or is there? One dropped voodoo doll from an unexpected source later, and the Witchsmeller expires spectacularly in a ball of flames, while Edmund, Baldrick and Percy are free!
- Flashheart's entrance at the end of "Bells".
- "Bloody cheek! I'll show them!" Blackadder pulls himself out of a Heroic BSOD, saving his own life and extorting a corrupt priest for everything he's worth.
- The Great Booze-Up monologue, mentioned in the Funny page, is also this. Come on, that's some serious on-the-fly thinking to come up with an explanation that fast, from scratch, and actually make it WORK.
- Edmund and Melchett's double Groin Attack on their guards in the series two finale.
Blackadder the Third
Blackadder Goes Forth
- Flasheart killing the Red Baron.
Flashheart: WHAT A POOF!!
- Baldrick's rant about the pointlessness of war, especially the one they're in, in the finale of Goes Forth. For once, Blackadder has nothing to say in response.
- The last scene of Blackadder Goes Forth was a Dying Moment of Awesome for the entire cast (sans Melchett), the editor, and the BBC for having the guts to broadcast the episode on Remembrance Sunday with only one complaint.
- The future scene from Christmas Carol, if Ebenezer Blackadder became bad.
- Although it backfires on him in the end, the fury of Ebenezer Blackadder unleashed at the end of Blackadder's Christmas Carol.
- The end of Back & Forth, with a Blackadder finally becoming king, as his long-ago ancestor first wanted in series one.
- Not only that, but he's got a beautiful wife, he's adored by the nation, and he rules alone having dissolved Parliament.