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  • Quain'tana and the other Val'Sarghress, all of whom are battle tested vets, glaring down on Syphile in this page.
  • Kiel's one word response to Sene'kha's Deal with the Devil: "No."
  • Diva'ratrika also got one in the Longest Wait prequel when after learning that three of her daughters had betrayed her she released a blast of mana that knocks an entire building on the cavern ceiling to the ground. It didn't do much good in the long run, but the sheer Holy Shit Quotient of that scene is something else.
  • Syphile's Calling the Old Man Out while held at sword point by Quain'tana. It's pretty much the only time Syphile ever stood up against someone more powerful than her.
  • Vaelia gets one in one of her first appearances. Jer'kol is trying to convince Ariel that he's her father to lure her to him, but Vaelia, sensing that something is wrong, kicks him in the face and then blocks his sword with the chains on her hands. He manages to hit her, but this clearly established Vaelia as a Badass Normal in a universe where humans are low on the power totem pole.
  • Kyo'nne had largely been The Chick, until she shows that she beat up a human with a frying pan after they snuck up on her. It happened offscreen, but it still shows significant Character Development for her.
  • Chiri's epic beatdown of the Halme King who had been murdering elves to bathe in their blood. Even people who generally dislike Chiri's Knight Templar attitude were cheering when she decided to Kill It with Fire.
    • This moment gets a glorious sequel in Chapter 44, with Chiri pulling a one-woman Big Damn Heroes, holding a massive fireball over her head.
      Chiri: I have answered your call to arms. Where is the enemy?
  • Ariel finishing Jer'Kol off was so awesome that it required a full page for one panel.
  • Saundar coming to the rescue here and defeating a former mercenary here
  • The Balvhakara clan gained several fans when their troops turned up to join the Sharen forces against Balsii's coup piloting a giant crab golem.
  • Kiel turning down a compromise when trying to hijack the clan.
    I'd be insane to refuse! But then again, ain't I a Val of Vloz'ress?! We breed insanity.
  • Chapter 38 is a good showing for Ariel. First she helps deactivate a nether gate with her bare hands and then swoops down so she can get close enough to disable the metal melting gun, again with her bare hands and while chewing the Scourge out for what they've done to the civilians. To top it of, she successfully rallied the commoners who were reluctant to attack the Vloz'ress out of fear to take them on so the attacking Vloz can be defeated. This, ladies and gentlemen, is why she deserves to be the Sarghress heir.
    • Crossbow Lady, an unnamed commoner, who shoots Maki with her crossbow and pulls off her one line in the series, which is amazingly awesome.
    " Get out of my street. Punks."
    • Sarnel also has one because he kept chasing Maki around the sewers and didn't stop until he was unconscious due to getting hit by fire one time too many. Determinator clearly runs in the Sarghress/Tions family.
  • Kiel's reaction to Khaless' Breaking Speech about how they're Not So Different, which involves Flipping the Bird with both hands. Then her demon friends (who accurately depict the fans' reaction) respond in turn.
  • Ariel calling out her fellow soldiers for their disgraceful behaviour in Chapter 40 over here. Even though she's come to realize that the Sarghress aren't perfect, she's still willing to fight for the ideals the clan represents. And she manages to diffuse the situation by offering the slaves her freedom in exchange for helping them take back the district, proving that what she learned from Vaelia stuck with her.
    • Later in the chapter she successfully assassinates Nihi'liir while disguised. Besides the entire infiltration being quite impressive and showing the growth of her abilities, this kill was especially satisfying since the victim was an Alpha Bitch par none.
  • Shinae by virtue of the fact that she's even up and walking after the horrific birth she went through the previous chapter, even if it requires a walking cane and medical attendant. As if that wasn't enough, she then goes on to curb stomp Ariel in two seconds flat after Ariel had spent the chapter building up her badass credentials.
  • Kyuusei's Evil Gloating about how the Kyorl are an obedient people promptly gets disproven by one who disobeys and helps free those Kyorl targeted as part of The Purge. Suck it, Kyuusei.
    • And shortly after He gets stabbed and then chucked out a window onto a very sharp statue that represents purges in the main courtyard, by the very people he intended to use as a Red Herring. Fifty points to the Order of Twin Eyes for sheer style.
  • Quain'tana has been up to a lot, with brief glimpses of what she's been doing, but hasn't actually appeared fully on panel after the timeskip. Until now.
  • In Chapter 43, Faen finally plucks up her courage, walks up to Ariel and kisses her full on the mouth.
  • Filfrae goes out like a true Sarghress when she and her squad are being sadistically executed by Snadhya's airship. Besides barely reacting to her own hand dangling by a thread off her wrist after the first hit and being more concerned by the gruesome sight of what's happened to her companions, when she sees the ship powering up for round 2 her only reaction is to attempt to shield their youngest member, who's still alive, and actually manages to save her at the cost of her own life.
  • In chapter 46, Zhor, whose body is still so weak he needs a wheelchair, pins down Kalki after she chops off Ariel's arm.
  • "A Sargheress does NOT steal from her fellow soldiers! She stands on her own two feet!" (proceeds to do exactly that with a freshly severed arm) To put this in perspective, Ariel had just been abruptly and brutally crippled barely a few minutes ago. Yet even though she's in shock, severe pain, and is probably frightened out of her wits, she still has the strength of will to reject an opportunity to become whole again at the cost of her fellow soldier. Now that is loyalty towards oneís ideals.
  • Kalki hunts, mocks, and torments Ariel and her friends with impunity throughout much of chapter 46, and takes the opportunity to rub their helplessness in their faces once itís clear she has the upper hand. She then launches an attack that cannot be blocked by any means known to Drowkind right at Arielís face. Ariel stops the attack dead in its tracks with one of Kalkiís own minions, and proceeds to kick Kalkiís ass even though sheís unarmed and crippled.
    • It's worth mentioning that the attack Kalki used had previously previously worked perfectly against one of the oldest and most powerful empresses in Chel's history. When the exact same attack was used on Ariel, she improvised a perfect defense on the spot, without even blinking.
    • The fistfight with Kalki is even more impressive when you learn that, according to the author, Ariel wasn't even aware that she could use her "hair trick" before she tried it right then; she's taking on an adversary way above her class using tactics and skills she's never used before. And she's winning.

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