Awesome / Crash Bandicoot

  • Crunch finally getting to show his stuff in the ending to Tag Team Racing, by ripping off a large sheet of hard steel from the ground to shield the bandicoots and Pasadena from Cortex's laser attack. This culminates with Crash blocking his machines engine with a well thrown hen.
    Cortex: I hate chicken...
  • In Team Cortex's Story Mode of Nitro Kart, defeating Nash leads him to go into Sore Loser mode and threaten Cortex for his key. The doctor just laughs at him as Tiny instantly runs in front of Cortex baring his claws furiously at Nash:
    Cortex: And sharks make such silly demands too!
    • In the end cutscene they essentially mug Emperor Velo for his sceptre. Yeah, it ended up going wrong, but they still overthrown the dreaded ruler of a freakin' galaxy. Revenge at it's sweetest.
  • Coco, despite often relegated to an NPC, has some understated Awesome Moments. She systematically destroys Cortex's plan herself by revealing his plan to make a super sized Cortex Vortex to Crash in the second game.
    • In Titans she also stops Cortex's Doominator with a single twist of her Transperlooper ("the purple thingy"), which Crash conveniently had in his pants the whole time.
    • The latter case also came after Crash spending the entire game in Cool Big Bro mode and barging through all of Uka Uka and Nina's forces to rescue Coco. He's vacuous and immature, but you do not mess with Crash's little sister.
  • Completing Crash Bash with either side gets you a chilling moment of awesome for your respective elder mask:
    • Winning as the Good team, Aku Aku will call out a tantrum throwing Uka Uka, revealing he knew his plan to steal the crystals the whole time. After securing the crystals where evil hands cannot get them, he gives Uka "what is his" and unleashes the ancients' penalty for disturbing the crystals, shooting Uka into hyperspace.
    • Winning as the Evil team, Uka Uka takes over the world! He reveals to his brother he has all of the crystals "and all of the power", leaving Aku doubting the power of goodness and begging Crash and Coco to flee for their lives while Uka laughs triumphantly with a lightning backdrop.
  • An understated one, but Aku Aku saving Crash from being sucked into N. Tropy's vortex in N-Tranced. This (and Fake Crash) were a vital Spanner in the Works for the villains' plan so Crash could rescue the others.
  • Neo Cortex retaking his Big Bad position from Uka Uka in Mind Over Mutant, and inflicting Cool and Unusual Punishment onto his Bad Boss after so many moments of abuse.
  • Crash is back!