Awesome: Constantine

From the movie

  • The moment where after making a Heroic Sacrifice that simultaneously saves the world and rescues an innocent soul from Hell by killing himself to summon Satan to collect his soul, said sacrifice causes Constantine to start ascending to Heaven... and flip Satan off while doing so.
  • What about Lucifer reaching into Constantine's lungs and pulling the cancer out? That was pretty fucking special.
  • Lucifer demonstrates just why he is the boss of his domain by effortlessly dealing with Mammon.
  • John and Chas taking out a room full of demons by first blessing the water in the sprinkler system of the building, then setting it off with a lighter, than taking the survivors down with shotguns loaded with holy bullets.
  • "The name of that is pain. Get used to it."

From the series

Non Est Asylum
  • The demon Furcifer tells John he can't trap him because he could draw in the electricity from around them and John lacked the "Power of Intention". Cue the power grid being shut own and the magic circle being set on fire via lighter toss.
    Furcifer: What's this?
    John: The Power of Intention.
  • And John finishes off by giving a Badass Boast (see main page) before banishing Furcifer back to Hell in a pillar of fire.
  • "My name is John Constantine. I am the one who steps from the shadows, all trench coat and arrogance. I'll drive your demons away, kick 'em in the bollocks, and spit on them when they're down, leaving only a nod and a wink and a wisecrack. I walk my path alone, because let's be honest, (Cue Hands of Fire) who'd be crazy enough to walk it with me?"

The Darkness Below
  • The priest, who throughout the whole episode has been depicted as a pathetic drunk, figures out the missing piece before Constantine or Zed.
  • Constantine turning the tables on the episode's antagonist by invoking the spirit of her dead husband, who also was a miner, to drag her to hell

The Devil's Vinyl
  • Near the end of the episode, where John Constantine storms the radio station while "Anarchy in the UK" by The Sex Pistols plays in the background (and into his ears on an mp3 player). One of the most awesome uses of music in a network TV series in recent memory.
    • Followed up by casting an exorcism on the cursed record, sending its evil back to Hell and taking Midnite's mooks with it. And then in the episode's denouncement, he forces the soul broker to break the deal for Jasmine's soul by eating their contract — literally.

Danse Vaudou
  • Constantine breaking out of a locked trunk and switching places with the driver, and doing all that in the time it took Papa Midnite to make a brief house call.
  • Constantine teaming up with Papa Midnite and sending the spirits back to the afterlife by combining Midnite's voodoo and Constantine's more varied magic.
  • The depiction of Jim Corrigan as the Spectre was very creepy and very awesome.

Rage of Caliban
  • When he is looking for the missing kid in a haunted maze, Constantine's mirror gets broken by a animatronic zombie. So what does he do? Decks it so hard that it falls over and breaks.
  • Constantine exorcising the angry spirit while taking a beating from a telekinetic kid.

Blessed Are The Damned
  • Constantine taking on three Ghouls with just a wooden log. And prior to that killing a single Ghoul with a scythe that he claims he nabbed from the Grim Reaper.
  • After Imogen, having revealed itself to be a fallen angel starts strangling Zed to force Constantine to release it. Constantine looks at Manny and begs him to do something, Manny looks over conflicted and vanishes. Manny proceeds to show he's not a force to be triffled with:
    Imogen: Guess you're on your own! Your angel did what they always do: Nothing!
    Manny (emerging on Zed's place): Like Hell (proceeds to rip apart the Fallen Angel's ribcage and grab its heart with his bare hands in seconds).

The Saint of Last Resorts
  • All of Constantine's exorcism, especially Anne Marie forgiving herself for being the person who brought John into the magical fold and removing the demon.
  • Even though it's equally horrifying, there's no doubt that Constantine slaughtering some gang members wasn't not awesome.

Quid Pro Quo
  • Chas' all-out Papa Wolf attempt to save his daughter's soul rather than let Faust jerk him around any longer. Even more awesome because it works.

A Whole World Out There
  • Ritchie Simpson, who up to the point had been a mild-mannered and weary of the supernatural, obliterates Jacob Shaw by taking control of the dream world, beating the sadistic maniac at his own game while turning the creepy emptiness into a sunlit meadow.

Waiting For The Man
  • John tricks Papa Midnite by reanimating a corpse and then cast a glamour so it appears to be him before he gets the drop on him.
  • John's final scene in the episode. With his new long trenchcoat, and cigarette in hand, he snarks to Manny, goes full Knight in Sour Armor about the evils of humanity, then swaggers off into the rainy night. Because he's John Bloody Constantine.