Awesome: Senki Zesshou Symphogear


  • Old man Genjuro stops Tsubasa's BFS with a punch before it hits Hibiki. He's just badass enough to not need a Relic to stop a Relic user. Rumor is that he is skilled in "a special kind of martial arts". Said martial arts might be Ansatsuken.
  • Hibiki in episode three shows us that no, the Slasher Smile and the Glowing Eyes of Doom in the first episode were not a lie. Beware the Nice Ones, indeed.
  • Tsubasa and the Nehushtan Armour user duke it out in Episode 4. And just when Tsubasa seems to be on the ropes, her opponent is trapped by a restricting technique, "Shadow Weaver". Cue Tsubasa calmly walking towards the Nehushtan girl and singing her swan song, greatly damaging the armour and destrying the surrounding Noise.
  • Hibiki in episode 5 shows us the results of her training by effortlessly defeating a group of Noise by herself. Berserk!Hibiki with Durandal ups the ante by blowing up an entire chemical factory!
  • Hibiki's epic rant and Megaton Punch to the Nehushtan Armor user in Episode 6.
  • Episode 7: One CMOA for the enemies, what with the Nehushtan Girl revealing that she's a Symphogear user, Chris Yukine, and her relic is one of the few completed ones. Cue MEGA DETH PARTY. Fortunately we have Tsubasa's counterattack.
  • A CMOA for the Noise in general, for being so effective a threat even if they're only mooks.
  • Genjuro continues to be awesome in Episode 8, where he shows up from nowhere to save Chris from Noise attacks by using his own feet to stomp the ground and create walls to protect both of them... which is followed by jumping with Chris to the top of a building.
  • Hibiki's MEGA Megaton Punch to the Fortress Noise in episode 9.
  • Episode 10. Two words: Megadeth Quartet!
  • Episode 11 is another Genjuro awesome, owning Finé in combat until she's forced to use Ryoko's voice to distract him and stab him on the chest... which he survived.
    • While he whoops on her, Finé demands to know how a regular guy can take on a Gear user. G-Man's response?
    Genjuro: "I eat, watch movies and sleep. A True Man knows nothing else!"
    • He manages to damage Finé's Nehushtan armor even when his punch missed. That's right, his punch had so much force he didn't even need a direct hit to cause damage. How doesn't it hurt him? Because of the above quote, that's why!
    • Chris countering Kadingir with her Twin Satellite Buster Rifle Moonlight Butterfly attack — she took, matched and cancelled out an ion cannon designed to destroy the moon.
  • Episode 12:
    • Within the span of "Zettō ・ Ame-no-Habakiri" (an awesome song at that), Tsubasa stops a berserk Hibiki from losing her reason, and then challenges Finé by herself. She sends the latter flying into the Kadingir and uses a Diving Kick combined with her BFS, forcing Finé to deploy her strongest barrier. Then Tsubasa reveals that she was aiming to destroy the Kadingir all along, and promptly soars with her katanas like a phoenix.
      • What made that phrase awesome was that it came right after Hibiki came back from the Despair Event Horizon: Chris and Tsubasa appear to be dead, her Symphogear armor disappeared, and Finé was pretty much smacking her around. Then, Miku and the rest of the schoolgirls sing their school's anthem, which gives Hibiki a much needed Heroic Second Wind. The phonic gain coming from her makes Finé do a double take and she starts to question where Hibiki is getting her power from. When she says, "What are you using?!" Hibiki, Tsubasa AND Chris rise from the ground, then shoot off into the sky, clad in new Symphogears, and THEN Hibiki does the Big Word Shout all while Syncrogazer plays in the background. Ladies and gentlemen, our heroes are back!
  • Episode 13. All the girls use the fully-powered up version of their weapons: Ame no Habakiri grows to the length of a skyscraper, Hibiki's gauntlets get their "charge-lines".... that extend for several hundred meters, and Ichii-bal's Mega Deth Quartet gains a battleship's worth of cruise missiles.
    • The reasons their weapons gain this awesome supercharge? To destroy a chunk of the FUCKING MOON!

Symphogear G

  • The grand return of Hibiki and Chris. Highlights include Chris's Giga Zeppelin, and Hibiki using a train car as a slow down tool, so she can Megaton Punch the Noise in the tunnel.
  • Tsubasa VS Maria in episode 2. Special mention goes to Tsubasa wicked awesome spinning sword of fire.
    • Hibiki and Chris dropping in to assist her, and turning the arena into a 3 VS 3 Gear user fight.
    • The combination Swan Song. Which ends in a rainbow colored punch of awesomeness, that sends the Replicator Noise into the atmosphere.
  • Tsubasa getting a little jumping boost from the 2nd Division's new submarine base in episode 3.
  • Ogawa whooping the(over the phone) asses of a group of thugs. And never breaking conversation with Genjuro.
  • Hibiki VS the Nephilim in episode 5. Until it bites her arm off anyway...
  • Episode 6 gives us Nephilim VS Hibiki, round 2. Which consists of Hibiki going into Berserk Mode, growing her arm back, kicking Nephilim's ass all over the place, and tearing its heart out. And bonus points? Hibiki successfully shifted Dr. Ver's smug disposition and Slasher Smile into utter Freak Out and Villainous Breakdown.
    • Later, when Ver makes his return, Hibiki punches a Noise to save her friends. Untransformed
  • The TsubasaCycle from episode 7.
  • The introduction of Symphogear Miku from episode 9.
  • Episode 10:
    • Miku's Liuxing laser, which according to Chris is even more powerful than Fine's Moon Buster Cannon.
    • Ogawa running on the water like a damn ninja.
    • Hibiki's Badass Boast to Genjuro when she insists on fighting against Miku.
    Genjoru: I forbid you to die!
    Hibiki: Then I'll come back alive, even it kills me!
    • Hibiki VS Miku. Awesome and then some.
      • The sheer balls of her plan to free Miku from Ver's control. Fighting her while risking a possible death from her body ravaging Gear, and steering her into a GIANT. FREAKING. LASER. And it works!
  • Shirabe VS Kirika and Tsubasa VS Chris in episode 11.
  • Again in episode 12 :
    • Chris survives her showdown with Tsubasa. This alone deserves a Crowning Moment of Awesome mention, but the best has to come.
    • Ver thinks he has Chris cornered with a Power Nullifier, Anti-linker gas, preventing her from retaliating against an army of Noise, and is about to pull a You Have Outlived Your Usefulness on her. "Thinks" is the keyword : What does she do? She promptly goes around the Anti-linker problem by blowing up her gear into butt-nakedness, and a rain of shards, taking down half of the Noise in the process and scaring the living shit out of Ver who promptly goes Oh Crap!.
    • Tsubasa downgrading her Gear into her So Last Season form, with the associated character song, "Zetto - Ame no Habakiri", doubling with a Crowning Music of Awesome, and bailing out Chris after her call of "Senpai!", kicking ass and totally ignoring the Anti-linker problem since it's a LESS powerful form putting less stress on her! You read this right, Tsubasa combined a Crowning Music of Awesome, a Crowning Moment of Awesome, a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming with a Power Limiter making her a Weak, but Skilled force to be reckoned with, which is apparently in-universe not a trivial achievement, since this prompts another Oh Crap! from Ver !
    • Hibiki gets her very own upon grabbing Maria's Armed Gear as it was about to kill Ver, and pulling her Transformation Sequence when she should for all intents and purposes be unable to as she was Brought Down to Normal, prompting an Ironic Echo to Fine in last season's episode 12 as Maria asks "What is it? WHAT ARE YOU?", prompting another Big YES as she answers "PIERCING SPEAR, GUNGNIR!" (Gekisou Gungnir in Japanese, aka the name of her first insert song in S1).
    • For some, the fact that Maria would no longer stand with Ver's bullshit any longer, even if Hibiki 'stops' her, deserve a crowner here too.
  • Episode 13. All of it. But especially the final attack of the season: VITALIZATION!
    • Everyone has their own awesome moment. But Miku takes the cake for using that track training to run out and hurl Solomon's Cane straight through the rip in space several meters in the air closing it and saving the world from an exploding Nephilim.

Symphogear GX

  • What better way to kick off the third season than by having the three main heroines save a rocket from crashing into the Earth? Despite them cutting through a forest, slicing a chunk out of K2, and causing plenty of damage to a nearby town, they succeed.
    • To clarify on the whole K2 debacle, there is this line, said without irony: "K2 is now only the third highest mountain in the world."
    • And how do they actually stop the rocket, you ask? Hibiki SUPLEXES IT.
  • Tsubasa and Maria have another duet, which overshadows the one they had in the previous season in spades through sheer visuals alone. It includes the frigging TOWER BRIDGE (in London!) as a backdrop.
  • Hibiki is probably the only person who can make saving people from a fire look awesome, though special props have to go to the ending. Ceiling about to crash down on top of you? Just kick your way out!
  • Maria actually manages to hold her own pretty well when a mysterious assailant attacks her. Note that Maria does not have a Symphogear at this point. And when she messes up? Cue Tsubasa with a Big Damn Heroes moment.
  • Maria takes back the Gungnir Symphogear for the entirety of one scene in E4 to save Hibiki and her friends when Hibiki finds herself unable to sing. Granted, Maria doesn't last very long due to the lack of LiNKER to keep her synchronized, but it was amazing to see the black Gungnir in action once again.
  • Hibiki, however, doesn't disappoint. She regains the ability to use her Symphogear after an entire episode of not being able to do so and proceeds to utterly annihilate both the Alca-Noise and the Autoscorer present in the building. Unfortunately, it doesn't end well for her.
  • Shirabe and Kirika finally get their chance to shine by taking on an army of Alca-Noise, complete with Shirabe showing off how killer her new Killer Yo-Yo is. But the awesomeness truly begins when Shirabe and Kirika's character songs sync up like in the last season... at least, until Micha cuts off the song.
    • Not long after that, Tsubasa and Chris show up in the nick of time with their new, enhanced Symphogears, ready to kick major ass for the first time since Episode 2.