Awesome / Leviathan

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  • Alek gets a glorious one in Leviathan. His Stormwalker tries to sneak past a German land dreadnought, but is soon set upon by a sqaud of scout walkers, who shoot flares at him, trying to light the Stormwalker up for the Germans. They eventually do get stuck with a flare, and take fire from the dreadnought's cannons. So, with his walker lit up like a Christmas tree, and a bunch of very big cannons poised to blow it to smithereens, what does Alek do? He grabs his father's cavalry sabre, climbs on top of the (moving) walker, and hacks at the flare with the sword, eventually knocking it off. Note that he does all this while the walker is moving at high speeds, and under fire.
  • The opening music on the audiobook version.


  • Alek and Deryn dragging the ORIENT EXPRESS by its arms to take down the Tesla Cannon in Istanbul.
  • Deryn saving Newkirk from a watery death certainly counts. Hell, she gets a medal for it too!
  • Most things with Zavrin in it that aren't a Crowning Moment of Funny are this. His death is not an exception. The illustration for it even gets a suitably awesome/badass caption: "A Goddess and a Martyr Topple the Tower".


Where to begin...?

  • How about Alek killing Nikola Tesla with his own walking stick? That was pretty badass.
    • Could also start with how they got there. Have to get to the top of a tower of death, guarded by men with guns, and a lunatic with a walking stick of mass destruction? Eh, just give Volger some swords, napkins, and a smoke grenade... he'll take care of it.

  • -A good swing, that will net Deryan a triple!
  • Good Play next up at bat is Aleksandar Franz Ferdinand, here comes the pitch...GRAND SLAM.
    • Awesome Shutting down the doomsday weapon, despite being electrocuted by a weapon that can take down genetically modified war bears.
    • Heartwarming Saving the woman, and ship, he loves
    • Nightmare Fuel As said before, he is inside a doomsday weapon. That may, or may not, blow up Berlin, or the entire North American Eastern Coast where it currently resides.
    • Tear Jerker Killing someone you knew isn't as easy as killing some random soldier, Alek finds this out after he thinks all his friends, adoptive family, and woman he loves is about to die.

  • In Chapter 19: Wrath, Shinji/Ultraman, Asuka(Unit 01), and Toji(Unit 02) have to stop a rampaging Godzilla. The two Evas are defeated rather swiftly leaving Shinji to face Godzilla alone. The resulting battle is GLORIOUS, with the two beating the ever-loving hell out of each other with beams, fists and teeth. Shinji loses, however when Godzilla breaks his back. Yet despite his grievous injuries after the fight, Shinji uses his remaining strength to get Asuka out of the mauled Unit 01. You are a brave kid Shinji.