Awesome / Child of the Storm

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     Thor Odinson / James Potter 
  • Thor taking Snape down a peg or five.
  • Thor managing not to smite the Dursleys. That said, it is a near thing...
  • Casually controlling five powerful tornados and using them to hoover up the rest of the undead army.
  • When his classic comics catchphrase is used at long last, it does not disappoint:
    • This is immediately followed by a lightning bolt about three or four times the size of the largest recorded.
  • While worrying desperately for his son, he manages to restrain an enormously powerful storm and pick off a Death Eater trained by Baron Zemo with a precisely aimed lightning bolt. Now that's what you call multitasking.
  • Proving the alternative application of some of his powers by using gales of Razor Wind to slice away at a Hive Mind of Slendermen.
  • Channeling an absolutely insane amount of storm power in order to kill the undead kraken unleashed on New York, hitting it at supersonic speed.

     Harry Potter/Thorson 

     Loki Odinson / Laufeyson 
  • On a meta level, stealing pretty much every scene he's in.
  • In chapter 22, creating a literal sea serpent out of water, infusing it with magic and using it to put out magical fire. He even took the time to add colour and detail to it.
  • Simultaneously creating a world wide spy network, gaining a reputation as a philanthropist and actually helping out the deprived.
  • Calming down a panicking Thor when Harry is kidnapped.
    • Calming him down again when he gets angry after dwelling on Pettigrew's betrayal.
  • Binding an entire battlefield's worth of spirits and stopping them from escaping to wreak havoc.
  • Hunting down and disabling six separate Death Eaters trained by Baron Zemo without even getting out of second gear.
  • Turning into a giant serpent in order to hold down the undead kraken attacking New York long enough for Thor to finish it off.
  • Chapter 75:
    • As soon as he gets back in action, he teleports to London and destroys a street and three quarters of the demons within.
    • His entrance in battle is bad enough, in HYDRA's point of view, to be worse than a gigantic sea serpent.

     Director Nicholas Fury 
  • Taking on Lucius Malfoy as a young man and breaking his wand, permanently damaging his leg and burning his house down around him with what Fury later reveals was napalm.
    • During the same incident, it is revealed that, having disabled Malfoy and left him to die, he noticed baby Draco at the top of the stairs. Despite the fact that the house was on fire, the stairs were blocked off and he was nursing a missing eye, he ran through the flames and up the collapsing stairs to grab the baby, the son, it should be said, of a man he utterly despises, then got the hell out, saving his life. Nick Fury is pure concentrated awesome.
  • The fact that, as a young spy, pretty much working alone, he took on Lucius Malfoy, who is in this verse a fully fledged Magnificent Bastard, and the might of HYDRA and while he was losing, put up a serious fight.
  • Chapter 42 is essentially the Nick Fury Is Awesome Show:
    • Luring Baron Von Strucker out into the open by dangling the temptations of himself (Director of SHIELD), Psylocke (key member of the rebuilding MI 13 and potentially powerful enemy) and War Machine (the US army's most trusted pilot and a key confidant of Tony, being close to the Avengers) and forcing him to act before he was ready.
    • Taking out one of HYDRA's bruisers and forcing their top telepath (the Shadow King) to cut and run.
    • Humiliating Von Strucker and sending him to spread the terror among the rest of HYDRA.
      • And at the end of this, the most epic Shrek reference ever.
    Fury: This is the part where you run away.
    • Acquiring a valuable intelligence asset (Narcissa Malfoy) who will doubtless be only too happy to screw over the man who tried to kill her.
  • Intimidated Auror Dawlish into backing off. By holding a knife to his balls.
  • Chapter 75:
    • Turns out he had a back-up to the Avengers in the form of the Shadow Initiative: Wolverine, Black Panther, Captain Mar-Vell, Havok, War Machine, Sirius Black, Wanda Maximoff, Harry Dresden and Namor, in addition to Clint and Natasha. He manages to meet with them with no one in SHIELD being the wiser. And sets them on HYDRA's base.

     Tony Stark / Iron Man 
  • On his first visit Asgard, taking one of his armours and taking on Volstagg in a bout to show how good it is. The bout ends with Tony chokeslamming one of the biggest badasses in the Nine Realms to the floor. While Volstagg is stated to have been holding back, not wanting to crush Tony, he's still one of the best fighters in the Nine Realms, with millennia of combat experience and serious physical power to boot.
  • The astonishment of just about every artificer in Asgard at the Iron Man armour, which, designed with inferior Earth materials, can turn the wearer into a physical match for anyone short of Thor and his physical peers.
    • It's noted that if he had access to Asgardian materials, he could build something that would make the Destroyer look like a toy.
  • When faced with The Winter Soldier without his armour, his first instinct is to put himself between The Winter Soldier and Pepper and the kids.
  • In Chapter 74, faced with Zola seizing control of his Tower, intentionally overloads the building's arc reactor and blows it up (with himself still inside, barely surviving) in order to keep HYDRA from stealing all his technology.
  • Chapter 75:
    • He is kept sedated by HYDRA because they know perfectly well how dangerous the man can be if awake.
    • You know in chapter 34 when it mentions that Tony explicitly avoided building an armour out of Asgardian materials because he was scared of how powerful it would be? He changed his mind. In his free time, he made a suit called Project Prometheus powerful enough to deal with god-sized problems which he hid at Hogwarts. While incomplete, it's adamantium armoured and armed with Destroyer based weaponry, with the few conventional weapons being described by Peter Wisdom as 'punctuation'.

     Bruce Banner / The Hulk 
  • The Hulk shielding Harry from the robots and taking them on (literally) singlehandedly.
  • Bruce's Badass Boast.
    Rest assured Thor. We will find Harry. We will find the people that have taken him. And Hulk will smash.
  • Gets a good moment in chapter 60 when he gives that line.
    Don't make me angry, Mister McGee. You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry.
  • Chapter 75:
    • First, HYDRA knows well enough to keep him sedated. Because they know that awakened Bruce leads to Hulk.

     Clint Barton / Hawkeye 
  • Clint's Improbable Aiming Skills. Ricocheting an arrow off three walls to split an apple ten feet behind you may be completely impossible if you don't have a magically enhanced pair of eyes, but it is also unbelievably cool.
  • The fact that he's universally recognised as the best archer in the Nine Realms. His only equal is Prince Faradei of Alfheim, a.k.a. the real life Legolas.
  • Saving Wisdom's life, first by calling on Thor (because exploding arrows are the only things that would really be sure of taking the veidrdraugar and it would end up taking Wisdom too) to get them - quite literally - off Wisdom's back, then picking off the ones attempting to interfere in Agent Drew's rescue op.
  • Chapter 75:

     Lady Sif 
  • She's the Goddess of War. In the ancient warrior culture of Asgard, she, who is also hinted to from fairly low ranking nobility at best, was picked by Odin to be the Goddess of War. That is pure awesome in and of itself.
  • Sif nutting Fandral. From a seated position. And knocking him out in one shot.
  • As barely more than a teenager, fighting Fenris, surviving being chewed and swallowed by him, then cutting her way out of his stomach with only one hand. And then picking up that hand and walking to the nearest settlement all while chewed up (literally), beaten up, suffering from having her hand bitten off and oh yeah, being covered in stomach acids. Sif is made of awesome.
  • Being acknowledged as Fandral's match with a blade when he is considered to be the finest swordsman in the Nine Realms and is a specialist.

     Agent/Director Peter Wisdom a.k.a. Regulus Black 
  • Is Nick Fury's protégé.
  • Went toe to toe with the Winter Soldier and survived.
  • Masterminded the defence of Britain from Gravemoss' army, organising the RAF, the Navy, the Army, the Ministry, the Avengers and Excalibur in a matter of moments.
  • Went toe to toe with one of the veidrdraugar and killed it.
  • When he finds out the secret of Hermione being Wanda's daughter, he uses it to blackmail Wanda. But he doesn't threaten to make it public. Instead, he threatens to tell Hermione that Wanda is her mother, which keeps Hermione out of danger while simultaneously bothering Wanda more. Magnificent Bastard and Manipulative Bastard all at the same time.
  • An Offscreen Moment of Awesome reveals that he's destroyed three of Voldemort's horcruxes.

     Carol Danvers 
  • Kicking Simon Krieger in the balls and laying him out flat.
  • Being the niece of Jack O'Neill, cousin of Agent 13 and great-niece of Peggy Carter means that its In the Blood.
    • Even more if the theory that her grandmother was actually Peggy's and Steve Rogers' daughter is right.
    • Confirmed in Chapter 75!
  • In Chapter 60, a double whammy: she proves to be a skilled strategist, enough for The Winter Soldier to consider her the greatest threat (well, after Harry and Diana leave the scene), and later, when she sacrifices herself to save the others, after they lose their upgrades. She survives, but the intention is there.
  • In Chapter 75:

     Jean-Paul Beaubier 
  • In Chapter 69, we get a demonstration of the lingering power boost Jean-Paul got from the Genius Loci, as he runs from New York to Kansas... by heading east. Meaning he runs across the world, including running on water (several times, presumably), hitting an average speed of somewhere in the neighborhood of Mach 150, even reaching relativistic Doppler shift, before eventually stopping. And without being even remotely winded afterwards, either.
    • And he does all that in the span of a mere ten minutes.
  • Chapter 75:
    • Harry's team (Carol, Diana, Jean-Paul and Uhtred) are shot at with a machine-gun. Jean-Paul catches all of the bullets with a top hat that is not even damaged by the bullets. The shooter was Daken, by the way.
    • In the subsequent fight, Harry notes that the woman Jean-Paul fought is nowhere to be seen... beyond a few splotches of blood here and there. And he hasn't even got a hair out of place. Harry, an Omega Class demigod psychic in the midst of Tranquil Fury makes a note to never, ever piss off Jean-Paul.

  • Uhtred standing his ground against the Disir. These are monsters that he's grown up on stories of, the things that come and snatch you away in the night and devour you, things that cannot be touched let alone stopped, and he's plainly terrified of them. Yet he stands his ground.
  • Being the protégé of Sif herself.
  • In chapter 59, displaying his skills as a Scarily Competent Tracker - while the trail itself is easy to follow, he figured out that the ice was too thick and not natural, in the middle of a raging blizzard, simply by tapping it a couple of times.
  • Taking on one of the Slendermen in a contest of raw power.
  • After the temporary Plot-Relevant Age-Up, is powerful enough to wrestle with a supercharged werewolf and complain that the others are too busy chatting to notice.
  • Chapter 75:
    • He is injured in the fight against Daken's partners, Extremis powered supersoldiers. Barely. The guy he fought is decapitated.

     Diana of Themyscira 
  • Calming Harry and Uhtred down with her empathy for long enough for Harry to clear the air between them. Without either noticing.
  • Outrunning the leader of the Disir in flight while carrying Uhtred and Harry. Bear in mind that even though she's got Super Strength, she's about 11, and a small 11 at that.
  • In chapter 60, when aged up, destroying a robot created by Baron Zemo that was about to kill Harry... by ripping it in half with her bare hands.
  • Chapter 75:

     Wanda Maximoff a.k.a. The Scarlet Witch 
  • Most of this is reported, but...
    • Taking on Lucius Malfoy and Bellatrix Lestrange at once and winning.
    • Being trained by Doctor Strange.
    • Being estimated as, after the above, the second most powerful mortal practitioner on the planet. In a world that contains the Senior Council, this is pretty damn impressive.
    • Being a master of the Colony Drop, according to Fitzsimmons.
      • She's used it on Nicodemus Archleone himself. If nothing else, this confirms that Wanda is a fucking badass.
    • Being the daughter of Magneto. Badassery was inevitable.
  • Her first onscreen appearance? Illuminated by the gigantic pillar of flame she'd unleashed on an army of the undead from the heavens.
    • She's Wisdom's ace, and her entrance immediately turns the tide of battle - mainly from a tactical point of view, as she sets about banishing the intangible beings, taking advantage of the fact that Loki's locking them down, which frees up Loki to flex his mystical muscles and start showing what the God of Magic can really do.
  • She easily keeps up with Thor when he's flying at supersonic velocities.
  • She lays down the gauntlet to a crack squad of Ministry Aurors, telling them that if they want to get to Sirius Black - visiting his brother in hospital, they'll have to go through her, with total confidence. And this, mind you, is after fighting in a pitched battle. These guys are fresh as daisies.
    • And by striding forward, without saying a word, she tells them to move or be moved. They move.
  • Her blessing on Harry has bent probability and arguably reality around him so strongly that even Odin's picked up on it. Wanda is scary powerful.
  • Dresden spends most of chapter 2 of Chaos Reigns alternately dumbfounded and in awe of Wanda's power and skill. Incidents include taking out two N'Garai and immobilising a whole bunch of Mindless Ones with about three fairly simple spells, then pulling a Colony Drop on the Mabdhara.

     Sean Cassidy a.k.a. Banshee 
  • Mostly an Off Screen Moment Of Awesome, but he more than holds his own during the Battle of the M4.
  • When he arrives at Hogwarts, he quickly establishes himself as a Reasonable Authority Figure and becomes The Obi-Wan to Harry.
  • The fact that whatever he did on his Roaring Rampage of Revenge against the IRA cell that killed his wife with his Compelling Voice still gives Nick Fury nightmares is a rather dark moment of awesome. After all, Fury's not an easily shaken man...
    • This is perhaps part of the reason why Dumbledore, Loki, Pierce and Lucius all regard him with a certain degree of respect.
  • Demonstrating that screaming really loudly is just the beginning of his Audiokinetic powers. He can also use them as a Compelling Voice, a Glass-Shattering Sound (capable of shattering bone, wand wood and apparently, liquefying granite) and to pull a Stealth Hi/Bye so effective that it startles Freki and Geri.
  • Putting up with a mopey Warren is probably an awesome moment in and of itself.
  • Managing to keep Ron and Hermione alive during the Pensive Incident.
  • In chapter 70 he shows exactly how dangerous he is by using his powers to dampen sound around him, setting a claymore mine, picking off the next few who come down the stairs, then using his scream to shatter the bones of the remaining HYDRA mooks, before executing them.

     Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden 
  • Saved Thomas and Martha Wayne in a confrontation on a graveyard that ended with the would-be killer/robber being struck by a ball of conjured lightning.
  • In chapter 44, unleashing the full wrath of his Death Curse on Gravemoss. It doesn't do any permanent damage (he got a shield up just in time), but it punts the bastard straight into the North Sea, over five hundred miles away. Dresden's death curse did cause metaphysical damage to Gravemoss, causing the necromancer to become even more unhinged and join the terrified of Harry Dresden club.
  • He gets plenty more moments to shine at the climax of Chaos Reigns: He kills a Mindless One by slamming his staff into its eye slit, backfiring its energy blast, One Hit Kills about a dozen N'Garai, quite literally vaporizing several of them, and finishes off the mortally wounded Mabdhara by channeling the electricity from a broken power cable through his body and staff into the water surrounding said demon.
  • Being selected for Fury's Shadow Initiative in chapter 75.

     Warren Worthington III a.k.a. Archangel 
  • In between moping, Warren's a genuine Badass.
    • His first major appearance is made via a Dynamic Entry in which pounces on a gigantic undead dragon, disabling and beheading it in moments.
    • Demonstrating how sharp his wings are by chopping down ten trees in a single pass.
    • Outrunning Harry's tuned up Firebolt, which tops out at four hundred and fifty miles per hour, breaking the sound barrier.
    • Calling out Snape and showing such fine control of his Razor Wings that in a fairly crowded room, he can have the tips at Snape's throat the moment he looks like he's going for his wand without hurting anyone else.
    • Taking on the HYDRA paratroopers attacking Hogwarts. They're trained commandos equipped with pirated Falcon suits and Destroyer based weaponry. He's in pyjama bottoms and nothing else. And there's about ten to twenty of them. A Mook Horror Show ensues, Dwindling Party and lack of Gory Discretion Shot included.

     The Warriors Three 

     Agent Coulson 
  • Being one of the very few people Nick Fury trusts is Awesome in and of itself.
  • Is also a former Army Ranger.
  • Persuaded first Fury, then the Director of the time, Jim Woo, to allow the Kents to keep Clark, since SHIELD moved in after the meteor shower.
  • Manipulated Dresden into helping search for the veidrdraugar, when it was very obvious that Dresden thought (not incorrectly) that he was out of his depth.
  • The interrogation of Narcissa. All of it.

  • One by The Disir in retrospect. They mowed through Asgardian armies and it took Bor himself to banish them, and he did that because that was all he could manage: he wasn't able to kill them. When they got free after about five or six thousand years of imprisonment, they manage to come up with what would be a plan to extort a tribute from Asgard, get revenge on Bor's descendants and make their unlives more comfortable in a matter of minutes. It would have worked too, if they had been more up to date on magic, Midgard and Harry wasn't such a Spanner in the Works.
    • And one for Gravemoss for utterly flattening them and subduing them, utterly shattering any image of his being a Squishy Wizard (by Asgardian/Alfheim standards, anyway).
  • Gravemoss' assault on MI6 in a Nightmare Fuel sort of way.
    • He also went toe to toe with both Loki and Doctor Strange and survived to tell the tale.
  • Baron Zemo utterly curbstomping Fenrir Greyback after the latter objects to being placed under HYDRA command in about three blows and as many seconds, before delivering a succinct "Reason You Suck" Speech.
    Zer reason ve command you is because we are better than you.
  • Lucius and Von Strucker trading threats.
  • Lucius proving that he earned his Magnificent Bastard status by drugging Von Strucker, forcing him to give up the secret of controlling the Winter Soldier, then executing him. After that, he summons the Conclave, the leadership of HYDRA, walks in with the Winter Soldier in toe and informs them that Baron Von Strucker died of 'mysterious circumstances'. After a HYDRA member sees through this transparent lie and demands the Soldier shoot Lucius, the Soldier shoots him instead, at which point Lucius casually informs the Conclave that Mysterious Circumstances can be catching. Needless to say, they all fall into line. This move gives him full control of HYDRA and its resources, to go with the financial resources of the Death Eaters unwise enough to join him and, when they went into hiding, give him power of attorney, and, of course, control of the Winter Soldier.
    • Keep in mind this is The Dragon of Voldemort and we still haven't seen Voldemort yet. So if Lucius can be this dangerous then imagine what Voldemort is capable of. However, it should also be noted that Lucius didn't think much of Voldemort's strategic and political capabilities, seeing himself as the Hyper Competent Sidekick. Of course, Lucius is arrogant and rather biased, so no one knows whether he's right or not.
  • Voldemort finally shows up in Chapter 68, and gets one hell of an awesome villainous moment: it turns out that he's been using his Psychic Link with Harry to siphon off his powers to restore himself. When Betsy cuts him off, he uses what he's gained to pull Grand Theft Me on Wormtail, regaining a physical form a full year ahead of canon, armed with part of Harry's powers.
  • Alexander Pierce gets a few moments over the course of several chapters — he's Affably Evil enough to fool even the Properly Paranoid Harry and Freki and Geri into trusting him; is able to casually manipulate Harry into having a panic attack that triggers a minor display of his powers sufficient to gain data on them for HYDRA, doing so in such a way that while Dumbledore and Sean pick up on it, they can't call him out on it; and then strolls into HYDRA's headquarters, something Lucius inwardly observes is impossible (and with the reveal that said HQ is in a Pocket Dimension, that just racks up Pierce's awesome).
  • Chapter 70 is the story's Darkest Hour, and thus full of the villains being awesome:
    • Lucius walks into the Ministry of Magic and addresses the heads of all its departments, and proceeds to give Fudge a "The Reason You Suck" Speech about how he was so easily played over the years both by Dumbledore and Lucius himself. And when the Ministry refuses his Join or Die offer, he proceeds to reveal that they can't arrest him, since he didn't come in person, instead sending an LMD which then self-destructs, killing most of them.
    • Gravemoss walking up to Azkaban, bending the Dementors to his will without any effort, freeing all of the prisoners, and easily forcing them into line by killing Bellatrix Lestrange, transforming her soul into his spectral servant, and any other Voldemort die-hards who refuse to serve Lucius.
    • Baron Zemo managing to kill King T'Chaka, a Black Panther, and then curbstomp T'Challa, making his escape with a large amount of Wakanda's Vibranium.
    • Daken going toe-to-toe with an enraged Harry and (momentarily) killing him.
  • Chapter 74 has HYDRA top themselves by enacting a plan that results in Avengers Tower destroyed, Thor comatose, Loki reduced to an Oracular Head, and Steve, Bruce and Tony captured. Afterwards, Lucius figures that they're now in a position to dictate terms to both the United Nations and the supernatural community, intending to play the various factions against each other until there's no one left strong enough to defy HYDRA.
    • Lucius also puts a plan in place to neutralize Magneto, by setting up HYDRA as Lorna Dane's benefactors — aside from the Shame If Something Happened aspect, if Magneto interferes, Lorna will see him as the villain, and if he doesn't, HYDRA is in place to one day recruit her. Zola and Zemo are both impressed.
      • Keep in mind that in Chapter 74 he managed to successfully, even if temporarily, incapacitate The Avengers. Adaptational Badass doesn't even begin to describe him.
  • Zemo once again proves to be more than a match for T'Challa in chapter 75, with Wolverine explicitly stating that Zemo was playing with him.

     The Winter Soldier 
  • A One-Man Army and The Brute for the bad guys. The idea that he's back terrifies just about everyone.
    • Going from US Army Sergeant to 'Europe's Terror' and public enemy number one to the same extent as Bin Laden. But unlike Bin Laden, no one knew anything about him.
    • According to Tony, the Stark bodyguards had only one response plan if he attacked - get between him and the family, then die as slowly as possible to give them time to escape.
    • Absolutely terrifying an entire room full of Death Eater's with his entrance, after killing a chimera and a nundu on the way in. Only one wizard ever succeeded in killing a chimera and was killed falling from his flying horse. A nundu takes a hundred trained wizards to subdue. The Soldier didn't even slow down, and throws their heads into the centre of the room to show everyone what he's capable of.
    • Fury admits that while he's not scared of the man, he's 'terrified of what he's capable of'.
    • Natasha believes that, alone, he could completely destroy SHIELD, which is why she opted not to try and find him, in case his failsafe came on line.
    • James Bond got the drop on him and had him at gunpoint, on the point of making his traditional Pre-Mortem One-Liner quip. About half a second later, he's dead after being shot in the stomach and the head.
    • The only person who survived fighting him was Agent Peter Wisdom, a mutant and a Badass in his own right, who is also heavily implied to be Regulus Black. And Wisdom only survived by teleporting first to Hull, then, when he was followed, onto the Helicarrier.
      • Wisdom was the only person on that base who survived. The Soldier didn't even take a scratch.
      • Wisdom mentions witnessing the Soldier killing three men in about half as many seconds, with as many shots, from a handgun, about 90 meters away. Improbable Aiming Skills indeed.
    • Gravemoss, a completely Ax-Crazy Omnicidal Maniac necromancer, acts like a kid on Christmas day when he senses him coming, and is, according to Lucius Malfoy, fascinated by him.
    • Lucius is actually more frightened of him than he is of Gravemoss. At first. Then he finds out how much of a monster Gravemoss really is.
    • The Weapons Plus Project, which included Wolverine and Weapon X, was created specifically to stop him.
    • His utterly enormous kill tally (though it is admitted In-Universe that it might be exaggerated): 1 American President (JFK - Natasha set up Oswald as a patsy and seduced Jack Ruby into killing him), 12 other non-magical Heads of State, 16 Generals, 70 lower ranked officers, 213 Police Officers of all ranks, 79 bodyguards, 9 Ministers of Magic, 16 Auror Commanders, 147 Aurors, 2 Directors of SHIELD, 5 Deputy Directors, 89 SHIELD/SSR Agents, 43 Agents of MI-5 and MI6, 22 Agents of MI 13, 200 agents of other security agencies and 500 other miscellaneous targets.
    • And adding in the superhumans, Spitfire I, Union Jack and the Destroyer. Spitfire II only escaped, barely, through her Super Speed and Weapon X was left a beaten ruin under the rubble of the destroyed Weapon X complex.
  • In chapter 60, he kicks the crap out of Captain America, manages to break off the control HYDRA has on him (at least partially) because his orders conflict with his Wouldn't Hurt a Child attitude, and kills a car sized werewolf that was about to kill Carol Danvers with his bare hands, and brings her back to her cabin before she dies of hypothermia.
  • The culmination of his Heel–Face Turn with this line.
    Well. Fuck the mission, then.
  • Carving his way through both the Ministry of Magic and the SHIELD Helicarrier.
    • During the above, Mercy Killing Arthur Weasley so that HYDRA can't torture him (or worse, hand him over to Gravemoss).
  • Catching Steve's shield when it's thrown at him.
  • Ending his fight with Wolverine by shooting him in the face with an RPG.
    • Followed up by shaking off what's left of his Red Room conditioning, refusing to kill President Ellis. And then saving the First Lady by double tapping the HYDRA agent about to shoot her. Through several walls.

  • Odin's descriptions of the last Frost Giant War make it sound pretty damn cool.
    • Prospero Slytherin wielding what is heavily implied to be a conduit to the Phoenix Force and taking down an entire Frost Giant army to protect a refugee column in an epic Heroic Sacrifice / You Shall Not Pass moment that carves out the Grand Canyon. Made even more awesome by implications that he's not dead.
    • Athelstan Gryffindor, a mortal wizard, taking on Laufey in a duel and scarring him, losing his hand in the process, something that carries shades of Fingolfin versus Morgoth. And unlike Fingolfin, Athelstan survived.
    • Branwen Hufflepuff's Roaring Rampage of Revenge, one so terrifying that even Odin was stunned by it, and over 1500 years on, Frost Giants en masse are terrified of magic.
    • The legendary Lady Knight wielding her own sword and the Sword of Gryffindor in battle, cutting a hand off of Byleistr (specifically called 'the Loki of his day' in respect to magical power) in a one on one duel, and taking on Sif and Fandral as Squires.
  • Chapter 44 is a long series of awesome moments.
    • For Doctor Strange, impossibility is something that happens to other people.
    • Archangel's entrance - pouncing on an undead dragon from above, then beheading it with a single scissor slash of his wings, before moving on to the others.
    • Hell, the very idea of Rhodey, Archangel and a bunch of jets dogfighting with zombie dragons is just plain cool.
    • Rhodey finds himself out of ammo, with one undead dragon left, armed only with repulsors that won't pierce the dragon's hide, and it's bearing down on Luton airport. What does he do? Grab the jet that was downed earlier, using it on the dragon like a lance at mach speed, lodging it in, then using his repulsors to blow the jet and the dragon up.
  • The very concept of Alan Scott going toe to toe with Magneto.
  • Chapter 49 implies that Krypton and the Nova Corps, Marvel's cosmic cops (the Green Lantern corps have been confirmed not to exist), went to war around 1000 years ago. Certainly, whatever happened, Odin was forced to intervene.
  • In Chapter 59, Bobby Drake (with a little help) manages to hide himself, using his powers, from The Winter Soldier and the assorted bad guys bearing down on him, and Harry, Carol, Jean-Paul, Uhtred and Diana manage to hide with him. Bobby and Diana then manage to convince the spirit of the mountain to "power them up" for long enough to get away. The result makes The Winter Soldier think Wow, we're screwed before he even has to face any of them.
  • In Chapter 60, Pepper has no problem in ordering The Winter Soldier around. And he complies.
  • In Chapter 64, M gives Petunia Dursley a scathing "The Reason You Suck" Speech over her treatment of Harry.
  • In Chapter 68, Betsy uses her psychic training of Harry to locate and isolate the fragment of Voldemort in Harry, and then cut the link between them.
  • The entire country of Wakanda gets an Offscreen Moment of Awesome, when Hermione recites a story from World War II — Italy tried to conquer the country, only for their entire army to disappear, followed by Mussolini waking up one morning to find the commanding general's head on the pillow next to him.
  • Thomas Raith takes apart a N'Garai in a matter of seconds in Chaos Reigns after making a sixty foot leap to pin it down.
  • Bruce Wayne, the future Batman, also gets in on the action during Chaos Reigns, as he grabs the Tumbler and drives it to the battle, where he rams it into the already-wounded Mabdhara, before setting off explosive charges, ripping the demon in half. This is what provides Dresden with the opening needed to finish it off.
  • While Chapter 70 is HYDRA's big move, and mostly their success story, there are a few Curb Stomp Cushion moments:
    • The first HYDRA troopers to get into Hogwarts being cut down by a statue controlled by McGonagall, who even gets a Bond One-Liner:
    • Sharon Carter/Agent 13, who had been posing as the British Prime Minister's secretary, getting him to safety when HYDRA attempts to assassinate the entire British government. In the process, she fights off Jason Todd — in this verse, Baron Zemo's protégé — and sends him packing.
    • Arthur Weasley, of all people, being the voice of the heroic and rational members of the Ministry of Magic, first calling out Fudge and his sycophants for ignoring the truth about Lucius Malfoy and HYDRA, and then telling Lucius exactly what to do with his Join or Die offer.
  • Chapter 71 continues the all around awesome:
    • The Phoenix resurrects Harry after Daken kills him, then possesses him and proceeds to immolate Daken in return, before then wiping out the entire HYDRA assault team in Hogwarts, including a small army of Dementors. And while this is happening, She's giving off a psychic wave felt all over the world, causing both Gravemoss and the Darkhold to have an Oh Crap! reaction to feeling Her presence.
    • Rhodey realizes that the griffon he's fighting is another victim of HYDRA, and when its handlers kill it for breaking free of their control, he goes into an Unstoppable Rage and slams into them at supersonic speeds, killing them all. And then managing to hold the Helicarrier up in the air long enough to prevent it from crashing completely.
    • Namor makes his first appearance, relieving and completing an exhausted Rhodey's attempt to safely land the crippled Helicarrier.
    • Wolverine showing up to stop the Winter Soldier from assassinating President Ellis, and fighting him well enough that the Soldier has to resort to using an RPG in order to win. Hell, his mere presence is enough to cause the Soldier to have an Oh Crap! moment.
    • President Ellis himself reveals that he has big brass balls, as when confronted by the Soldier, he decides to Face Death with Dignity. And upon recognizing the Soldier as Bucky Barnes, manages to get through to him, helping him break free of the remainder of his Red Room conditioning. This saves the President's life.
  • Chapter 75:
    • Doctor Jane Foster, with the help of Hank Pym, Susan Storm, Reed Richards, Erik Selvig and several others, manages to locate (they knew the location on Earth it was tied to, but not much beyond that) and force HYDRA's base from the subdimension they are hiding in in only a few hours.
      • On an intellectual level, the fact that two of the aforementioned "several others", that Jane ends up thinking of as minions thanks to Tony Stark having used the term, are Major Samantha Carter and Rodney McKay. The outright smartest humans in two galaxies their own continuity, and there's enough collected brainpower on the project that they're low enough on the scale to barely get mentioned by name.
    • HYDRA is not the only one that can call giant sea serpents in. And there's one person riding it to crash into HYDRA's base:
      • T'Challa's section reveals that he's gone a step further and unleashed dozens of Lindorms, small (relatively) sea dragons, on the HYDRA base.
    • Hermione and the Weasley Twins - with some intellectual support from Doctor Strange - manage to put Loki together with just one ritual.
    • Jean Grey manages to reach Yggdrasil on her own, with Cerebro, when she's never even used it before. And, with a helping hand from Huginn and Muninn - who state that they just made it quicker and easier - she can project her astral body all the way to Asgard!