Awesome / Code Lyoko

Season 1
  • In episode thirteen, Just In Time, Sissi threatened to tell the principal about Kiwi, and a pissed off Yumi barely squeezed the glass and BROKE IT, giving her a cut she barely felt. Even she was shocked.
  • Episode 24: Jérémie entering XANA's virtual trap in "Ghost Channel".
    • There's also the fact that he faced one of his greatest fears (possibly two if the implication that he has some degree of claustrophobia is accurate) to save people he had been friends with a year at most, one of whom he disliked prior to finding the Supercomputer, and said friends had no doubt whatsoever that he'd do so for their sake.
    • Even though Odd’s Innocently Insensitive vibes took a hold of him, he defeated the last of XANA’s forces in the beginning with only 10 life points remaining. And in the dream world, he called out XANA for not realizing Jeremie is just as brave as the rest of them when the XANA-Jeremie claimed the real one would never go to Lyoko.
  • In the season finale, "False Start" where XANA first attempts to straight-up conquer the world by materializing a bunch of Kankrelats to the real world, forcing the team to literally fight their way through a small army to get to the factory, without their powers. Jim soon joins in the fight and holds the remaining army off with a nail gun he modified previously, nearly performing a Heroic Sacrifice before they were able to activate a return to the past.

Season 2
  • Episode 32, Saint Valentine's Day: XANA manipulates Jeremie and Aelita's feelings to cause confusion between him and Odd while possessing Aelita with a necklace so she'll deliver herself to the Scyphozpa. Realizing that XANA needs Aelita for his plans, Jeremie tells Odd do the unthinkable, shoot down Aelita, forcing XANA to make an ultimatium: leave Aelita alone to try another day or both sides lose Aelita permanently. With only 10 life points left,
  • Episode 35, The Chips Are Down: Ulrich traps a possessed Nicholas in the elevator after saving Jeremie, and messes with the circuit breaker to electrocute and stun him for a while. With Jeremie back in control, the Lyoko Warriors dodge an entire swarm of Krabs: Odd and Aelita narrowly avoid several ground lasers in a row while Ulrich and Yumi destroy as much as they can from above and clears an opening for Aelita.
  • In episode 36, "Marabounta", Jeremie's newest attempt to destroy XANA goes haywire and threatens to destroy Lyoko itself. XANA sends monsters to help the good guys destroy the threat. When the combined team is victorious, the heroes expect the monsters to immediately turn on them. Instead, the monsters bow and then leave without incident.
  • Episode 39: In a similar vein to the Jim example above, Yumi's dad decking out in samurai gear to take on the materialized Krabes in "A Bad Turn"...even though Ulrich is himself doing just fine against them with a metal pipe.
    • Another scene from the same episode. Yumi's been shot by the Krabe, her family is watching as it charges its laser for a final blow, Yumi's mom is crying out, and as the Krabe fires the shot, Takeo's blade comes out of nowhere, deflects the shot, and shows Ulrich standing right there as he says, "Make my day, shrimp." Awesome indeed.
    • Same episode. Odd and William's plan to take down the Krabe in the factory: tie a rope onto the backseat of a small car, tie the other end to the Krabe's leg, and then drive the car into the elevator shaft while dragging the Krabe along. And the plan actually worked.
    • No mention of Aelita in "A Bad Turn"? She takes quite a liking to the Overboard and the first thing she does is materialize a halfpipe in the terrain to pull off some seriously cool tricks. Aelita essentially fights solo the entire episode - first taking out a hoard of Hornets with nothing but a hoverboard and smart use of the terrain, and then psyching out a Tarantula and the Scyphozoa with a decoy to get inside the tower.
  • Episode 45, "Cold War": X.A.N.A. successfully virtualizes mantas outside of Carthage for the first time, which then proceed to cover the Ice Sector with mines, making it near impossible for Aelita to enter the tower. Odd's solution? Shoot the manta's wings with his arrows, causing it to fall directly into a mine, setting a chain reaction of explosions that ultimately open a path for Aelita to reach the tower.
  • Jeremie diving into the pool and saving Aelita in "Deja Vu" episode 46.
  • Episode 47: Tip-Top Shape: To even the playing field against XANA Jeremie Jeremfies Odd to fight a possessed nurse Yolanda. Before XANA starts taking control of Jeremie's tower, kicks her butt and saves Aelita in the process. To return the favor on Lyoko, Ulrich and his Triplicate clones eliminate all of XANA's forces without breaking a sweat.
  • Jérémie pulling The Plan on XANA in "Franz Hopper" and just standing there smiling about it.
  • "Revelation": A polymorphic clone disguised as Odd is virtualized and causes trouble to the Lyoko warriors. When Ulrich tells it that Odd has never beaten him before, the clone shapeshifts into Ulrich, leading to a Mirror Match until the clone steals his sword. Ulrich avoids all of his Dual Wielding and performs a spinning move where he steals back his sword and stabs the clone in the chest with it in one move.

Season 3
  • Episode 54, "Lyoko Minus One". William defeated by himself his ENTIRE XANAFIED CLASS with only a wooden stick, until Mrs. Hertz knocked him out. (Well, unlike most people concerned by the Too Powerful to live trope, William survived...)
  • Honestly, whenever a Lyoko warrior fights another counts as this. In "The Secret", Yumi duels a brainwashed Aelita to a draw, and in "Nobody in Particular" a possessed Ulrich is taken down by the combined efforts of all three remaining members.
  • Episode 61: Despite it helping XANA, Aelita erasing the Ice Sector in "Sabotage".
  • Episode 65: Final Round the season finale, ends things on a dark point.
    • With all of the Lyoko Warriors stuck in positions beyond their control, Aelita and William go to Lyoko for his first mission. While having a shaky start, William defeats all of the Creepers with no effort.
    • XANA takes the opportunity to possess William and turn him into his slave. Now, XANA-William leads XANA's monsters to seige the core of Lyoko. He easily defeats Aelita, Ulrich, Odd, and Yumi in seconds, and destroys Lyoko. Definitely another case of The Bad Guy Wins three seasons in a row.
    • Ulrich calling out his dad for his unreasonable expectations and insulting Ulrich's friends and then flatly informing him that he's done listening as he leaves the room when the rest of the team needs his help.

Season 4
  • In the season four episode "Double Take", Ulrich tries to crash the Overbike into William and the three Tarantulas with him. William just Super Smokes up to it and, using his BFS as a ramp, jumps it over himself. When Ulrich uses Triangulate, William uses Super Smoke to guess the real one and slices him devirtualized in one hit.
    • Ulrich never using Triplicate and Triangulate until season five implies that William scared Ulrich into never using again, hence why Ulrich prefers fighting him one-on-one.
  • In episode 69, XANA takes control of William's clone (yeah, having just the real thing wasn't enough) and it gets to the point where he has Ulrich and Sissi cornered on the roof of the school. Sissi, in panic, throws a tile at clone William, which beams him in head and causes him to plummet off the roof. Damn, no wonder Sissi's always the Action Survivor!
  • In episode 70, "Skidbladnir", Aelita becomes the first Lyoko warrior to actually devirtualize William, by fusing two and hurling a gigantic Energy Field at him just as he is about to destroy the team's Cool Ship.
  • In episode 71, "Maiden Voyage", Jérémie climbing across the dorm roof, despite his lack of athletic ability and the fact that he's about as scared of heights as Ulrich is.
  • In episode 72, "Crash Course", not only does everyone but Jeremie get a chance to use the Supercomputer, Aelita is chosen as the the winner of her audition with the Subdigitals.
    • Ulrich finally defeats William for the first by using Super Sprint to get in the air as William throws the Zweihandler to devirtualize her knocks the sword away, and thrusting both of his katanas into William.
  • Episode 74: Yumi dominating William in a fight in "I'd Rather Not Talk About It", first by using his Zweihander as a Stepping-Stone Sword to kick him in the face, then by hurling him with her feet into the path of one of her tessen fans as it comes back, sawing William in half. It's easily one of the most impressive and memorable action scenes in the series.
    • Jeremie risked his life to save Jim against the boars chasing them and accepts more of Jim's training at the end of the episodes.
  • Episode 75: Aelita forcing XANA into a Friend or Idol Decision for a change in "Hot Shower".
  • Episode 76: he new shield program beating the Scyphozoa in "The Lake" is impressive. Mostly because it's the single most decisive defeat dealt to the thing throughout the series.
    • What; no mention of Yumi managing to snap William out of XANA's control for a few minutes? It's worth noting that she was alone on Lyoko at the time.
  • Episode 79: Odd in "Bragging Rights", defeating William and destroying the latest Supercomputer of the latest Replika.
  • Episode 81: "A Lack of Goodwill". Clone!William versus XANA!William in the factory. It helps that Clone!William got an upgrade earlier in the episode, but it doesn't make it any less awesome.
  • Episode 82: Jim, Sissi, and Hiroki, normally the Plucky Comic Relief characters, score some real Badass Normal points in "Canine Conundrum" fighting against XANA's robotic dogs.
  • Episode 83, Hard Luck: Odd is facing bad luck, and it extends throughout the rest of the team, harming the mission with the rest of the Replika! While the Lyoko Warriors get devirtualized due to the bug, Ulrich saves the whole mission from ending in failure. He demonlishes all of XANA's minions, even as Yumi dematerializes, destroys all of the monsters in the laboratory and destroys the supercomputer as the bug devirtualizes him.
  • Episode 84, Guided Missile: With Jeremie's life in the balance, and with Odd and Yumi devirtualized, Ulrich is the last one left to beat William. This time, he anticipates William's movements. When William dodges with Super Smoke, Ulrich anticipates when he'll return to normal and throws his swords straight into William as he resurfaces, giving Aelita the space for her to activate the tower.
  • In episode 89,Music To Soothe The Savage Beast , Odd tames a flying manta and uses it to escort Aelita to the tower. For bonus points, the song that plays during said sequence is "S'envoler" ("Break Away" in the English dub), a sung version of the show's credits theme.
    • In the same episode, Yumi and Odd display their excellent teamwork, first by knocking out one of X.A.N.A.'s specters in the real world, then by devirtualizing William in a grueling air battle.
    • Ulrich defeating a possessed Tamiya by using a mirror to deflect her own Enerbeam.
  • Episode 90: Wrong Exposure: The "Aelita gets brainwashed by XANA into fighting the Lyoko Warriors" method from season 3 returns as XANA-Aelita forces Ulrich and Yumi on the defensive. She even steals Ulrich's sword midway, with the two engaging in an sword fight where she busts out marital art techniques better than most of Ulrich's feats and almost devirtualizing him in an instant.
  • Episode 92: Cold Sweat: As Aelita is about to deactivate the tower that materializes William on the station, she notices a crucial flaw in XANA's plan. By using the tower for William's dematerialization, XANA unintentionally left access for her and Jeremy to use the data to develop a program to free William. After that, Ulrich and Aelita manage to defeat William with only a few moves.
    • XANA sends out the big guns: the Kolossus. One swing of it devirtualizes Ulrich and Aelita on the spot, forcing Jeremie to abort the mission]]. Touching the tower instantly gives XANA control.
  • Aelita one-shooting a Tarantula miles away from devirtualizaling William.
  • Episode 93: Down To Earth: The Lyoko Warriors finally free William from XANA.
    • Ulrich and William engage each other in their most brutal battle, first fighting on the ground, then escalating onto the Kolssus' arm! The two continue their battle decending from its body while Air Jousting, before Ulrich finally knocks him and his sword down away. While the Kolossus devirtualized him, Ulrich ultimately won the battle and Odd of all people became the one to finish his best friend's job and return William back to Earth.
    • Aelita and Odd put off a last stand destroying as much of XANA's robot army as possible before their defeat.
  • Episode 94, Fight To The Finish: As the penultimate episode of the series, the Lyoko Warriors and XANA go all out.
    • First, X.A.N.A. uses the team's distrust of William and possesses him while the others are on Lyoko. Had William entered Lyoko like the rest, William would've surely changed the tide of battle.
    • Yumi lets herself get devirtualized as she spends the entire episode preventing William from hurting Jeremie.
    • Franz sacrifices himself in order to stop XANA for good, with his energy providing the power needed to complete the multi-agent system. At the same time, Ulrich reaches all five of the Kolossus's targets, finally stabbing and eliminating XANA's Final Boss.....before it's corpse falls on him.
  • In a different sense of awesome for Sissi, the Grand Finale, Echoes has her somehow acquiring a tracking microchip that she successfully implants on Ulrich and she manages to find the supercomputer and learn about the group's entire adventure via Jeremie's video logs. The looks of shock and horror on the group's face that she pulled this off once she tells her father about it kind of says it all. A crisis is averted since her father thinking she's lost it and taking her to the infirmary for treatment gives the group enough time to return to the past, but the fact that Sissi even put them in such a compromising position to start with is undeniably impressive.

Meta
  • In a meta example, when co-creator Thomas Romain isn't busy with work he often spends time with his children by turning their drawings into anime characters, and they look amazing.
  • Code Lyoko managed to reach the top 3 in Cartoon Network's ratings in 2006 and 2007, and still remains a Cult Classic to this day.

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