Awesome / Everworld

  • The climax of Inside the Illusion. It triples as a crowning moment for Senna, Sobek and, surprisingly enough, Keith.
  • Jalil blackmailing a religion in Brave the Betrayal. By knocking Senna out and threatening to destroy the African gods' afterlife by making her bleed on the tree that holds their Heaven and Earth together? And successfully pulling it off, with help from only two (David and Thorolf) conscious people? Jalil is fun like that.
  • David's personal crowning moment comes when he, while in a hopeless situation and less than a day away from dying, convinces Nidhoggr to help him, flies the gigantic beast over to Fairyland, helps him avoid the death trap set up for him, and simultaneously saves everyone's lives while resolving all of their problems. The same incident marks the first time in the books that he did something despite Senna's disapproval. Bonus points for cracking Senna in the jaw with an uppercut beforehand.
  • The climax of Inside the Illusion really takes the cake for the whole series. Senna Wales, the witch who has been previously pulling all the strings and guiding the other characters along has the tables turned on her when her mother, Anica Wales makes a deal with Merlin to capture her. Their plan is to lure Senna out in the streets of Egypt at night, separating her from the others of the group who could potentially help her, forcing her to confront them alone, leaving her to face Merlin, a mage even stronger than she is and with a thousand years of experience, with Senna's mother there to lend her witch powers in case Merlin somehow fails while the entire city they're in is under the control of the Amazons, who are allied with Senna's mother. And just to make totally and completely sure that Senna has no escape and is caught like a rat in a trap, Merlin brings a dragon to the party for back-up. And then what happens? Senna, Magnificent Bastard that she is, instantly readjusts her plans, fools them both, uses Christopher as a decoy, tricks Merlin into wasting his magic, uses all of her powers as a witch and a gateway to their full extent, and she wins. The battle ends with Merlin exhausted and running in defeat, his dragon dead, the Amazons driven from Egypt with their queen no longer among the living, and Anica begging her daughter for forgiveness. Basically, Senna faced two mages who are Crazy-Prepared and vastly more experienced than herself, with no prior warning or prep time, and thwarted them. She's that good at Xanatos Speed Chess. After the confrontation is over, Senna is heavily exhausted by clearly enjoying the victory, and comments to Anica, "You underestimated me." If that isn't a Crowning Moment of Awesome for the whole book, or the entire series, then it's hard to imagine what is.
    • Doubles as a Crowning Moment of Awesome for Sobek, the crocodile god Senna talks into invading Egypt, and Keith the neo-Nazi punk she uses to slay Merlin's Dragon. Merlin gets his own back in Book 11 when he, solely through the use of illusion and his Master of Disguise abilities, completely derails Senna's plans to take over Everworld, by causing her to shoot her own men, and ignore the assassin in their midst. It should be noted that he does all this, after Senna and her thugs have taken complete control of Ireland and are holding the entire cast at gunpoint, and without ever physically or magically confronting Senna. Some fans hate the scene because they view it as Character Derailment for Senna, but it's definitely a personal Moment of Awesome for old man Merlin.
  • Jalil, The Smart Guy, gets his own in Book 8. With the group trapped in an African afterlife by a god who demands tribute from them, the very athetistic (and by this point, very pissed off) Jalil gets them out. How? He knocks Senna out and threatens to use her blood to poison the tree that holds the entire afterlife together. That's right, blackmails an entire religion. Even more awesome for those of us who don't like Senna, as it is a truly epic Kick the Son of a Bitch moment. Actually, pretty much anytime someone (especially Jalil) stands up to Senna awesomeness ensues.
  • David's personal crowning moment comes when he, while in a hopeless situation and less than a day away from dying, convinces Nidhoggr, a Kaiju-esque dragon to help him, flies the gigantic beast over to Fairyland, helps him avoid the death trap set up for him, and simultaneously saves everyone's lives while resolving all of their problems. The same incident marks the first time in the books that he did something despite Senna's disapproval (which is very hard for him, given that she practically has him brainwashed).

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