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Awesome: Dexter's Laboratory
  • Dexter's dad. When he gets serious, he gets so goddamn EPIC.
    • Special mention goes to the career day episode. To sum it up, Dexter's school is having a career day and all the other kids are talking about how cool their parents' jobs are. Dexter has no idea what his dad does, so he tells everyone that his dad is a government scientist, which the other kids think is cool. Dexter creates a fake dad in his lab, but when he actually brings this dad to school, Dexter's classmates don't like him. Dexter's real dad (whom Dexter didn't tell about the career day, but he knew about it from a memo in the mail) sees that Dexter's getting a very poor reception. Dad finally reveals what his job is: a professional motorcycle stuntman.
  • Dexter's mom's badass catfight in "A Mom Cartoon".
  • When Dexter learns that pirates kidnapped his sister (they believed she was a mermaid due to her swimsuit), he goes straight to the pirate ship and reveals his Giant Mecha, which he had intended to keep secret, and then starts to literally swab the deck with them.
    • Dee Dee calling sea anemones to turn Wet Willie into dust.
    • The entire sea battle, really. Features giant crab-like mechs, cannon-loaded ships, dolphins, whales, explosions, etc.
  • Anytime that Dexter's Badass Family unites. If "Go, Dexter Family, Go!" starts playing, prepare for awesomeness to ensue.
  • Monkey impressing a pro-wrestling alien named Rasslor by never giving up, even after Rasslor had destroyed the rest of the Justice Friends and refused to fight Monkey, thinking he was too weak. Also doubles as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
    Rasslor: Incredible. I could crush your body, I could smash your bones, but I could NEVER break your spirit.
    • Let's not downplay the fact that Rasslor was voiced by Macho Man Randy Savage. Go ahead, re-read the above line in his voice.
  • The entirety of "Last But Not Beast", while it certainly is a spoof of the anime genre and Kaiju films. It was still really cool watching Dexter and his entire family being totally kick-ass awesome!
    • Watch Earth's forces kick ass was awesome as well. Everyone from Agent Honeydew's air force to the Justice League to the Commander himself in a little TV that fires missiles to Monkey. Even that little foreign exchange boy got a moment of awesome.
    • The Giant Robot's didn't hurt either...
  • Two words:
    Dexter: MATERNAL COMBAT!!
  • Pretty much the entirety of "Yonni The Yanitor", but this exchange near the end is a noteworthy one; just as Yonni thinks he has won, Dexter turns it on his head:
    Yonni: So, Mr. Smarty Pants, what do you have to say now?
    Dexter: Clean up this mess!

Ego Trip
  • Dexter's epic speech to his future self, convincing him to get out of his wimpy rut and come with him.
    Dexter: Stop the typing. Stop the typing. [crushes Wimp!Dexter's hands with his boots] STOP THE TYPING! You are not a worker drone, my friend! You are not just a number! YOU ARE A GENIUS! [slams his chair against the wall] And YOU'VE got a name! What is your name?
    Wimp!Dexter: Twelve.
    Dexter: NO! What is your name?
    Wimp!Dexter: T-t-t-t-twelve.
    Dexter: NO! What is your NAME!?
    Wimp!Dexter: D-d-d-d...
    Dexter: Yes... yes...!
    Wimp!Dexter: D-d-d-Dexter?
    Dexter: Again!
    Wimp!Dexter: Dexter?
    Dexter: AGAIN!
    Wimp!Dexter: DEXTER! [laughs with joy]
    Dexter: YES! Dexter is the name of a LION, a TIGER, a BEAR!
    Wimp!Dexter: Oh my!
    Dexter: Now let's get the heck into the future and see how cool we are!
  • Dexter's entrance into "Ego Trip": awesome.
  • Future Badass Dexter in general.
    Future Badass Dexter: "Let there be fire for all!"
  • The Final Boss fight between four different incarnations of Dexter and Mandark at the end of ''Ego Trip'': the main timeline ones, the wimpy employee Dexter vs. his Evil Overlord boss Mandark, the old man Big Good Dexter vs. Mandark's disembodied brain and the Action Hero future Dexter vs. the overweight Big Bad Mandark.

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