Awesome: Empowered

  • There's usually a Crowning Moment of Awesome at the end of each volume. Emp rescuing ThugBoy, Emp rescuing Ninjette, Emp defeating dWARf! and Emp defeating Deathmonger, and single-handedly rescuing everyone else he had captured.
  • Emp finally manages to take down a super-villain on her own... using nothing but a torn-off scrap of her ultra-clingy super-suit.
  • Not to mention in Volume 3, when Emp saves Ninjette- Ninjette people, the woman who had just single-handedly dropped several powerful ninja while dosed up with sleeping poison- by dropping out of nowhere and blasting them to kingdom come with an insanely powerful blast.
    • Speaking of said sleeping poison, let's not forget Ninjette slaughtering a small army of ninja assassins after being dosed with it and in steadily increasing states of tied up.
    • And, to top Emp's rescue off, ThugBoy shows up and headshots the last one still alive and attempting to attack the two.
  • And in Volume 4, she gets not one, but *three* such moments in the last story. First, she rallies the few people there still capable of fighting to defend the depowered supers. Then, she beats down the traitorous dWARF/Fleshmaster - using a glorious bit of I Am Not Left-Handed in the process, asserting her nature with a Shut Up, Hannibal!/You Suck speech in the process, and finally says that when and if she wins an award, it's going to be a genuine one. All of this despite knowing that she'd been set up for a Carrie-at-the-prom prank.
    Empowered: I do this stupid job because I'm fucking Driven to do it!
    Empowered: Unlike You, I do this stupid, Stupid job because—
    Empowered: Because... This... Is... What... I... AM!!!
  • Volume 6. Deathmonger. Three words: "Mong this, motherfucker."
    • "Fehh yourself, asshole," was a perfect send-off for that monster.
    • This particular achievement needs to be enshrined in its proper context: when one of the most feared heavy-hitter supervillains in the world raids the Superhomies' crib and kidnaps a bunch of the superdead, Emp rallies the survivors (Maidman and Rubbernecker), and shakes Sistah Spooky out of her BSOD to track down Deathmonger's hideout, while she single-handedly deduces how Deathmonger found out about Phallik's revival so quickly and threatens his mole into helping lure Deathmonger out of his hideout. She formulates the plan to have Ninjette distract Deathmonger and she leads the assault into his base to rescue the superdead. When Deathmonger returns too early she fights well in the ensuing battle and eventually deals the decisive blow to him herself, before escaping with not only her friends and the superdead she came to rescue, but several other superdead (we at least see her rescuing Strapping Buck and Gooey Samaritan), leaving Deathmonger to be Hoist by His Own Petard. Planning and carrying out the operation to rescue not only the kidnap victims but also a number of other prisoners while taking out one of the biggest villains in the business at the same time? That'd be a good day's work for Superman!
      • How about the fact that Deathmonger actually admits - albeit to himself, not to Emp - that he should have taken her more seriously? That coming from a guy we know to have been previously taken down only by all the Superhomeys at once is pretty impressive.
  • In Vol 7 Ninjette and Oyuki taking on the rest of the Ayamaki clan, starting with counter-ambushing their ambush using Yuki-chan as a decoy-Ninjette (complete with a wig stapled to her head!) along with a bomb to blow the majority of them up. After narrowing it down to just a handful, Oyuki bows out stating she offered to kill "three" of the Ayamaki clan, leaving Ninjette to face Yuki, her boyfriend and his best friend alone. After getting stabbed in the hand, shoulder and tied up in chains Ninjette reveals that Yuki's been cheating on her boyfriend with his best friend for months now, having gotten her drunk and interrogated her. She then uses the confusion to use a jutsu to make Yuki-chan spontaneously combust and then finishes off her boyfriend and his buddy while they're trying to put out the fire.
    • Ninjette getting Oyuki to call her "hime-sama".
    • The Super Dead all get one when the Homies return to find the place trashed from the fight with Deathmonger. After Emp explains the situation and Major Havoc goes on another one of his rants saying how useless she is, both Ninjette and Maidman jump to her defense, but Havoc forces them to admit that they were either unconscious or Bound and Gagged. Then all of the Super Dead chime in saying they witnessed the whole thing and call out the Homies for ignoring their needs and leaving Emp alone in the first place to go to a meeting. They also demand that Emp be their representative for Super Dead issues. After so many of Emp's victories coming back to bite her the next volume, it's great to see a situation where she comes out on top.
  • Emp versus the titular supervillains of the special Animal Style. She not only provided the ultimate deconstruction of the superpowered version of Car Fu (throwing the car) as wasteful (throwing just the engine block does much more damage due to the density of it, and the rest of the car can be used in other ways), but utterly trashed six villains in Power Armor in ways that were not covered by their warranties, and sent their boss in a full blown Villainous Breakdown over losing to her.
  • Also a CMOF: Ninjette once consummated another ninja's marriage disguised as the groom. Oyuki mentions this earned her a status as Memetic Badass: nobody still has any idea on how she was able to pull it off.
  • In volume 8, Emp has literally gone to hell and back with Spooky to try and save MindFuck;, kicking the crap out of Spooky's demonic service provider and successfully defying Spooky's Senseless Sacrifice in the process. According to Spooky, this was impossible... And yet, she did it.
    • It's preceded by Emp's quiet badassery beforehand. Spooky is about to do some career-ending, certain-death shit but can't open the portal without Emp's help. When Spooky explains her reason for going on this insane mission, instead of answering, Emp strides over without hesitation and opens it. She then invites herself along.
    • During all of this in volume 8, Spooky reveals (to the readers but not Emp) that the constant bondage and humiliation Emp suffers every day is because Spooky jealously cast spells driving supervillains to tie up Emp every chance they got. But then the guilt of what she did drove Spooky to try and reverse that spell, only to find out that the bondage urge couldn't go away. Even Spooky can't understand why or how Emp is able to even get up in the morning and do what she does. Essentially meaning that Emp's continued persistence to be a superhero is out of sheer willpower that even magic can't overcome.