Awesome / Fringe

  • From "The Equation": Peter threatens a man who wants to recommit Walter to the mental facility. "You may think you know what he's capable of, but you have no idea what I'm capable of."
  • From "The No-Brainer": Broyles giving Sanford Harris the verbal beatdown the man deserved. After two episodes of harris abusing his new position to get revenge on Olivia, Broyles not only commends her for completing a case with Harris breathing down her neck, but then blasts Harris for trying to take down Olivia for transparently petty reasons. He then follows it up by out and out telling harris that if he keeps harrasing Olivia, he will have to deal with broyles and that "All the red tape in the world won't stop me".
  • Mister David Robert Jones gets one for breaking out of a high-security German penitentiary using a teleporter assembled from parts stolen by having his goons walk through the walls of the safes and banks that stored them. Oh, and did we mention that the wall-passing machine used an equation solved by a hypnotized child savant?
    • And another is season 4, when he escaped a joint Fringe tracking team that had locators in his bloodstream:
    David Robert Jones: Hello! Would you like some money?
  • From "The Road Not Taken", the woman who is about to explode from the Cortexiphan she's been given. And Olivia is trying to get her to focus on controlling the reaction. She does — by focusing on the man who kidnapped her, Sandford Harris. and causing him to explode.
  • From "Over There, Part 2": In all honesty, Belly did try to tell the Alternate Fringe division agents about the new features of the Model 77.
  • Olivia breaking out in "Bound". Making it finally clear that this introverted and low-key woman is in fact a badass after all.
    • Fauxlivia also rescues herself in "Bloodline."
  • Walter threatening Olivia's abusive stepfather ishe COOLEST thing he's ever done and it shows that he really did have a heart for the kids that were left in his care.
    • On a meta level, the kids playing Olivia and Peter. Someone paid attention to all of the grown-up versions little mannerisms, and you can see some of them in the kids too.
  • Anna Torv's scary good impression of Leonard Nimoy.
    • And one for Belivia himself... for pulling a stunt like that off.
  • Animated Peter beating up a dozen lab coated zombies on top of Bell's WTC office and then escaping on a zeppelin It's that kind of episode.
  • From "The Day We Died": Future Olivia, now in control of her abilities, casually preventing a box from smashing into the floor by making it float in the air and slowly decend using her mind.
  • In "Novation" Peter rewires the speaker in his cell so he can eavesdrop on the Fringe division then uses his knowledge of the shapeshifters to more or less blackmailing them into bringing Walter back. He might been locked in a cell and a stranger to his friends now, but he is not useless.
  • Olivia "turns on the lights" in The End of All Things just like David Robert Jones wanted. She doesn't just turn on the little lightbox contraption. She turns on the other lights in the prison as well. And fries a mook like crispy bacon while she's at.
    • This one plus the scene in Enemy of My Enemy wherein Peter reveals to David Robert Jones how much he knows about him, and that he remembers killing him. It is just all too satisfying to see how the face of the The Chessmaster and Smug Snake Jones seems to say "WTF??" for once, if only for a split second!
  • Fauxlivia shows off her Olympic level marksmanship by counter-sniping a Shapeshifter. Who was on top of a building. Through a hole about a foot and a half in diameter. While he was running.
  • September versus the jewellery thieves. One for September. Because he's a badass. Arguably, one for the thief who attempts to fight back despite the fact that September catches bullets. Either that or he's an idiot.
  • Milo from The Plateau. He can kill you with a bus. By putting a ballpoint pen on a mailbox. Just as planned.
  • Walter devising a cure for a disease that wiped out the mammoths. With horseradish.
  • Walter, in "Letters of Transit." He kills an Observer and about half a dozen Mooks. How? By destroying the Massive Dynamic building. With Antimatter.
  • Olivia beats the crap out of Jones. While standing on the roof of a different building. By using Peter as puppet. There are days when it pays to have an Action Girlfriend with psychic powers.
  • Astrid's brief moment of badassery in 4x21, defending Walter.
    • She is a full-fledged FBI agent after all, a fact that is usually all too easy to forget.
  • From the Pilot, Peter and Olivia chase down Richard Steig. Considering what he does to his brother and all those people on the plane, it's enormously satisfying.
  • Walter in "The Bishop Revival". Killin' Natzis.
  • From the Comic-Con season 5 trailer. Which promises science based badassery from the Bishop family.
    Peter: We need to keep those bald headed bastards occupied.
    Olivia: What do you have in mind?
    Peter: I think it's time we caused a few Fringe Events of our own.
  • Nina and Walter outplaying William Bell in the season 4 final. Nina uses her hinted at but previously unseen knowledge of mad science, that reassuring voice of hers and her resources at Massive Dynamic to track him down. Walter finds the loophole in the diabolical plan and ends up saving not only the two universes but Olivia as well.
  • Badassery is hereditary.
    Peter: What happened to him?
    Etta: *glances at Loyalist she just shot dead* Occupational hazard.
    Peter: That's my girl.
  • Etta's Dying Moment of Awesome at the end of "The Bullet That Saved The World." That. Is. All.
  • The Bishop family's raid on Penn Station. Using the toxin from "Ability".
  • "Yeah. It is that type of gun"
  • Astrid translating the Observers' language.
  • The Observer at the end of "An Origin Story" made a fantastic Breaking Speech.
    Observer: I think of you as I would an ant colony as I pass by it. I don't care about the workings of the colony, why one ant is mad at or another or why one ant would kill another or not. To me, it is insignificant. And like an ant colony, you are oblivious to your limitations. You think the black over your head is dark skies... when it is really our shoe.
  • While all signs point to this ending very, VERY badly, Peter getting used to his abilities, handing the Observer his ass, teleporting behind him and then snapping his neck... was pretty damn cool.
    • The trend continues onto the next episode with some pretty awesome and goddamn horrifying Peter moments where he coldly tracks down each and every single one of Windmark's top lieutenants and murders them all by using amazing plans.. Now he's going for Windmark himself.
      • If you look closely at the trailer for "The Human Kind", you can see that he's predicted Windmark finding the timelines in Etta's house and wrote "YOU ARE HERE 5:42" on the board, just to mess with him. It's good to know that he's retained the ability to Troll.
    • Peter versus Windmark. They proceed to beat the crap out of each other with moves right out of the Matrix. Peter only retreats when another Observer injures him.
  • Olivia gets captured in "The Human Kind". She proceeds to cut her bonds, build a gun and shoot her captor in the head with "The Bullet that Saved the World." She then takes his gun and shost her other captor in the head.
  • Peter and Olivia fighting the loyalists in 5x09. Two against half a dozen, one surrounded? Piece of cake.
  • The Dying Moment of Awesome of Nina Sharp. After giving Windmark a brutal "The Reason You Suck" Speech for his entire species, she kills herself to keep him from getting any information from her mind.
    Windmark: Why are you not frightened?
    Nina: Do you know why you tilt your head in that way? It's an involuntary reflex in your physiology. It changes the angle at which sound waves hit the eardrum, allowing in more stimuli. Like a lizard. I've studied them, too. Intriguing character. Their brains have evolved over 320 million years yet for all their evolution, they form no bonds. Love does not exist for them. They are incapable of dreaming, of contemplating beauty, of knowing something greater than themselves, not unlike your kind. The experiments we conducted right here in this lab yielded a surprising result, because for all your years of evolution, you inadvertently developed and honed primitive instincts that we moved beyond long ago. So in reality, you're the animal.
    • Her final words have a pretty awesome double meaning to it. "I know." She knows the plan now. She knows that she won't live to betray Olivia and the Fringe Team. She knows that Windmark is totally screwed.
  • Hasting gets one.
    Windmark: Mr Hastings, we believe-
    Hastings: Doctor. *beat* It's Doctor Hastings.
    Windmark: *glare* Doctor Hastings.
  • Peter and Olivia rescuing Hastings. She is definitely refining her Pre-Mortem One-Liner skills in Season 5.
    Mook: *to Hastings* We're gonna make an example out of you.
    Olivia: My thoughts exactly.
  • Peter should get brownie points for listening to Olivia and cutting that Observer tech out. "Be a better man than your father", indeed.
  • Olivia flattening Windmark with a fucking car. She causes a black out. Windmark tries to move out of the way and ends up a smear on the window.
    • Peter also gets one for tackling Windmark. Windmark proceeds to beat the crap out of him but he gets points for trying.
  • Broyles, like Nina, treating Windmark with the disdain he deserves.
    Windmark: I too feel something. I believe you call it...Hate.
    Broyles: The feeling is mutual.
  • Olivia and Peter attacking the Observers and Loyalists with most of the terrors from Season One.