Awesome: Legacy of the Aldenata
- In Watch on the Rhine Hans Brasch got a pre-mortem one-liner that is the definition of Moment of Awesome. "This is for my wife Anna, whose name you never asked, you NAZI SON OF A BITCH!!!"
- Mike's first experience with real command, in A Hymn Before Battle, is a Moment of Awesome from start to finish, but he caps it off by being the first human ever to take down a C-Dec battleship, and he does it by jumping onto it with an antimatter frigging bomb.
- Mike continues to bring the awesomeness in the sequel, Gust Front. After half of the book of rout after rout after rout, the defenders of Northern Virginia being pushed back all the way to the Capitol Mall, some of the soldiers decide that they are tired of running and set up their defenses around the various monuments and memorials in the area. While they put up a valiant effort, the Posleen continue to swarm across the Potomac, and it looks like it's the end...until O'Neal and his company arrive in the form of a massive many-headed dragon spewing out (gun)fire from each head, blasting hard rock music all the while.
- Doubles as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming. In Yellow Eyes, the relatively new dictator of Panama, William Boyd, asks the nation of Panama, on the eve of the battle that will either break the Posleen infestation in Panama or break the defenders of Panama and doom the nation, to pray for the success of the battle. One of the churches of Panama City has one of the junior priests go out to the congregation gathered outside and begin singing "Non Nobis", a simple Latin prayer. soon, the singing spreads like wildfire, and has the entire city, then the rest of the human-held world, singing along as well.
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