Awesome / Heavy Rain

Ethan Mars
  • Defeating a thug in "The Shark" trial by killing or knocking him down.
  • The time when the police are raiding the hotel and Ethan's mad dash to get out of there; it all culminates in him depending on the player giving up when surrounded by cops or jumping three floors to the concrete below, getting up and carjacking a cab all to Blake saying "Holy Fuck!"
  • Any of his trials is a Crowning Moment of Awesome.
    • The Bear has him picking up a car and using it in an absolutely nail-biting chase sequence, dodging oncoming traffic, construction workers, and even cops near the end.
    • Special shoutout goes to the Lizard, which has him cutting off part of his finger, SCREAMING. This does not stop him.

Madison Paige
  • Hitting Paco Mendes with a lamp and holding him at gunpoint.
  • Also in the chapter with Paco Mendes, when she vocalizes an orgasm to throw off his bodyguard and keep him from entering the private room. Crosses over into a Crowning Moment of Funny.
  • Going to the warehouse past the police by motorcycle as she almost run over them, including Blake.
  • If she is the only one in the final chapter, she smashes The Origami Killer upside the head while they're talking.
  • In the Taxidermist DLC, one of the options for Madison to escape from the taxidermist is to kill him. She does this by castrating him. WITH A CHAINSAW.
  • When Madison fights off 'The Doc' despite being tied down to an operating table. She even kills him by jabbing a drill into his heart.

Norman Jayden
  • Getting Mad Jack to surrender by threatening that he is going to blow up the gasoline.
  • Saving Ethan from Rabid Cop Blake by throwing him to a wall and punching him in the face.
  • "Blake, you are an unbalanced, psychopathic asshole!"
  • Pretty much every time he calls out Lieutenant Blake is a CMOA. If Blake gives him a hard time for not shooting Nathaniel, Norman just calls Blake a sissy.
    • Or, alternatively, tells him with an impatient and annoyed tone that things ended up going well, adding a firm "don't bust my balls with your post-mortems, alright?" Blake doesn't even say anything in response.
  • Has a CMOA from beyond the grave when he gives Blake a scare by putting on the ARI sunglasses.
  • Having Blake and Perry suspended for Ethan's death if he survives.
  • When a smug guard tells him he doesn't speak cop, he grabs him by the neck and yells "Watch my lips, asshole, because I've got no time to translate."
  • Jayden may just be a profiler, but that doesn't mean he doesn't know how to throw down! Considering his fight scenes are some of the longest, action pact, and most intents fights in the game.

Scott Shelby
  • His first scene involves beating the crap out of a scumbag who threatens Lauren, the Hooker with a Heart of Gold.
  • Calming down a robber and telling him to leave.
    • Alternatively, knocking the robber out cold with one solid punch to the face.
  • His fight with Kramer's son's bodyguards.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge in "Face to Face" where he guns down Kramer's men before getting to Kramer himself.
    • In particular, stopping, rubbing his neck, and shooting a guard without even looking at him

  • Lauren has one when she guns down Scott after finding out that he's the Origami Killer.
  • Even Carter Blake has one when in a Big Damn Heroes moment he puts Miroslav Korda down right after Jayden is down.
  • Assuming you managed to keep Norman Jayden alive, the climax has the two most badass characters, Scott Shelbie and Norman Jayden, duking it out on a coverbelt, filled with junk, leading to a giant shredder, in the middle of a thunderstorm.