Awesome: Gunnerkrigg Court
- The art in any of Annie's Blinker Stone segments.
- From Chapter 1: The Shadow And The Robot:
- Annie solves the problem of his shadow friend by creating a robot... without any idea on robotics. She just built the contraption and activated it, and it worked!
- From Chapter 3: Reynardine:
- Annie displaying an unusual strength while throwing Winsbury, who was pissing off Kat.
- From Chapter 4: Not Very Scary:
- When Mort— with a little help— finally learns how to be scary.
- From Chapter 7: Of New And Old:
- The sheer calm style of Annie's refusal to turn over Reynardine — complete with flatly announcing her opinion on their treatment of Rey and ordering him around.
- From Chapter 8: Broken Glass And Other Things:
- Kat showing up in a flying two-seater ship (which she'd built, using an anti-grav unit she'd already constructed out of a thermos and coat hangers, in less than one night) to save Annie.
- From Chapter 10: Dr. Disaster Versus The Creepy Space Aliens From Outer Space:
- From Chapter 12: Mainly Involves Robots:
- The moment that the readers find out that Reynardine can go from stuffed toy to a white wolf that's large enough for a human to ride. In the author's own words, "I've been waiting since Chapter 3 Page 23 to draw this."
- From Chapter 13: A Week For Kat:
- Winsbury had it coming: ultimate schoolboy revenge.
- From Chapter 14: The Fangs of Summertime:
"I tremble in the presence of your terrifying skills of gardening, Ysengrin."
- Reynardine - essentially a stuffed toy - while speaking to Ysengrin.
- From Chapter 16: A Ghost Story:
- From Chapter 17: The Medium Beginning
- From Chapter 18: S1:
- Annie and Kat were being taunted in the corridor by a group of bullies who mocked their teddy bear. The "teddy bear" was of course Reynardine, who transformed and sent them running and screaming.
- From Chapter 20: Coyote Stories:
- Coyote shows off.
- From Chapter 21: Blinking:
- Kat punching Muut, essentially an owl-headed Native American version of the Grim Reaper, in the stomach for forcing Annie to guide her own mother into the afterlife. Never has something so ineffectual been so awesome.
- From Chapter 22: Ties:
- From Chapter 23: Terror Castle of the Jupiter Moon Martians:
- Andrew casually admitting that he lets Parley boss him around because she's hot.
- From Chapter 24: Residential:
- Annie's plan. After Paz fails to return one night, Annie develops a plan to reveal the truth about the disappearances. It turns out that Marcia, one of the Park's employees, was a Dryad, a being who can control and travel through the trees. She was kidnapping the students in order to bring them to the house. So Annie instructs Kat to bind the tree in said building, and while Annie draws a distraction for Eglamore, Marcia and Bob, all the remaining students take the house. To close it all, Jack trains the Laser Cows to work together and create an impenetrable laser field, solely to lock the camping chaperones out of their own building. In the end, coordinated students > Dryad + Husband + Sword-Wielding Badass. Teachers, you just got served.
- Janet Llanwellyn and "fancy shooting".
- From Chapter 25: Sky Watcher And The Angel:
- From Chapter 26: The Old Dog's Tricks:
- From Chapter 28: Spring Heeled, Part 2:
- Jones ripping Jack's binding devices off a concrete wall.
- Some pages later, instead of simply going on the dock like a normal person, she just jumps into what looks like really deep water like it was nothing. But THAT gets topped when she PUNCHES THROUGH A WALL instead of climbing the rope.
- Near the end of the chapter, Zimmy takes things into her own hands. SPLAT!
- From Chapter 30: The Coward Heart:
"A fine strike, fille."
- Parley keeping her head and taking on a sword-wielding ghost while unarmed. Jeanne even compliments her on it.
- From Chapter 31: Fire Spike:
- Jones is the master of the understated moment of awesome. She doesn't need to do anything flashy or overt; she just calmly tells Coyote how it is.
- Ysengrin gets a small Moment of Awesome right here. It doesn't seem like much until you realize that Coyote could take Ysengrin's power and/or kill him with no effort and that Ysengrin is mostly just Coyote's right hand and never questions anything Coyote does or says. Except that one time. It also shows that while Ysengrin and Renard couldn't really stand each other at all, Ysengrin is still very angry at Coyote for betraying Renard.
- Ysengrin's motivational speech to Annie a few pages later also counts as one, especially since he normally despises humans.
- From Chapter 33: Give And Take:
- Kat manages to "revive" one of the older robots from the Court by transcribing a code that was thought to be too complex for humans to understand, a task she describes as "trying to draw the Mona Lisa on a postage stamp with a car tyre." But she does it.
- From Chapter 35: Parley And Smitty Are In This One:
- From Chapter 38: Divine:
- While it dips into the horrific and Tear Jerker territory, we're treated to a glance of Annie's fire elemental form here.
- This moment when Zimmy travels through the ether to give Annie's dad a punch to the face, while shouting "Message from your little girl, mate!" Behold.
- Kat's etheric form as viewed by Zimmy is terrifying to some (including Zimmy), and awesome to others. Either way, it's some of Tom's most memorable art.
- From Chapter 39: The Great Secret:
- From Chapter 40: The Stone:
- Jones' entire origin story tops everything else in the series. Case in point: she stopped a charging bison dead in its tracks.
- From Chapter 41: Changes:
- Smitty didn't expect to become the Court's new Medium, but he doesn't hesitate to use that authority mere moments after receiving it, essentially stopping the Headmaster dead in his tracks when he tries to cut Annie off from the Court.
- From Chapter 43, Quicksilver:
Reynard: I said I will always regret that day, but it's my actions I will regret. Not the outcome.Reynard: I can never forgive myself for what I tried to do. I had already taken a life, and I was prepared to do it again...This body is my shame. And when she smiles at me, I feel the shame of that moment anew! (attacks Hetty.)
- We find out who Reynardine really is. After pages and pages of ambiguity and conflicted emotions, this moment hits you like...like the can of gas he's murdering Hetty with in it.
- And in the next page: Choof. Flick.
- Next page, the hits keep coming as Reynard reminds Hetty he's a fox spirit inside a proud wolf underneath that cute, plushy exterior. "And when I wear this symbol, I wear it with pride." CRUNCH
- From Chapter 44, Crash Course:
Annie: How could I possibly help against those monsters? I'm supposed to be a diplomat!Coyote: Haha! So start speaking their language!
- Ysengrin proving that, memory loss or no, he will protect Annie, even from his own soldiers.
- Support your tank.
- Annie shows off her badass credentials when she fights off one of the soldiers, by leaning into him.
- After the brief glimpse in chapter 38, we finally get a better look at Annie's fire elemental form. And boy, is it awesome.
- Her simple statement that she's happy to talk to anyone who needs a medium. A reminder and assertion of who she is, an implication of her lack of fear, and spoken so pleasantly that, together with her power display, it leaves no further room for arguments.
- From Chapter 46, The Realm of the Dead:
- Chapter 47, See ya!:
- Annie gets angry.
- Chapter 49, The Torn Sea:
Paz: Que no soy una amenaza? Translation
- Kat finally taps into the Ether and goes full-on Mad Scientist.
- Annie sends a message to Reynard, saying that she's in danger. When the narrative next cuts back to Reynard, he is leading an entire fleet of boats to help her. Even seeing the massive, physics-defying chasm cut into the ocean doesn't faze him.
- Shadow flying.
- Paz using her Friend to All Living Things powers to inform Lindsey of the situation. Who then body slams the ship. Memorably summed up with her comment here:
Kat: I don't ever want to see you again.
- Kat here, in her etheric form:
- Chapter 52, Sneak:
"Tony, where the hell have you been?"
- There are some things even Annie won't give up for him. Considering the regression Anthony has caused Annie these past few chapters, this simple act of rebellion shows some of her fire—the one that belonged to her mother—still rages on inside her.
- Someone finally, finally, tells Anthony to cut the crap:
- The look on Kat's face in the first panel pretty much mirrors everyone else's reaction to Donald's question.
Anthony: I cannot be so quick to assume [Reynard]'s harmless.Kat: So quick?! You weren't even here!
- Kat finally getting to verbally cut loose regarding Anthony's absence and defending Reynard:
- We finally find out who the "sneak" in this chapter was. And boy, it is AWESOME.