Awesome / Seven Soldiers

The original Seven Soldiers

Grant Morrison's Seven Soldiers

Zatanna:
  • Her battle against Zachary Zor-
    "Yield, you omnipotent son-of-a-bitch! DLEIY!"
  • Her father, Zatara, even got one when his magnum opus was revealed.
  • "You know the best bit about magic? It's not about the self-improvement or the theory. It's not about illusion and trickery. It's all about doing the impossible. So let's save the world, you and me, together. Ready?" .ydeaR "EKAWA ESREVINU! EKIRTS SREIDLOS NEVES!"
    Zatanna and... someone else... saving the world in Seven Soldiers #1.

Bulleteer
  • After simultaneously hearing Sally Sonic's Dark and Troubled Past and getting her ass handed to her by Sally while trying to reason with her, Alix Harrower finally has enough and beats her with a car engine:
    Bulleteer: I don't care who you are! I don't care what your #$$^&ing sob story is! DON'T TAKE IT OUT ON ME!
  • The fact that agent Helen Helligan, after slowly succumbing to a poisonous bite from Gloriana, refuses to die before she stops her sister from marrying a guy who abuses her. And she does. How? She found out her future husband is a decades old werewolf who once fought Greg Saunders.

Sir Ystin, The Shining Knight:
  • Sir Ystin, Shining Knight of Camelot, is trapped in modern-day Los Angeles where no one speaks his language or knows who he is, is stripped of his winged horse, his sword, and his armor, and is being interrogated by the police when the Sheeda Queen corners him. His response? Grab a pistol out of a policewoman's holster, having never seen or used a gun before, and start shooting her point-blank, shouting "CAMELOT LIVES!" Sir Ystin, ladies and gentlemen: unshakable Bad Ass.
    • Earlier, upon first arriving, Ystin encounters Guilt, a creation of the Sheeda designed to induce Despair Event Horizons, who tells Ystin of how Camelot fell and the country of Avalon and all he loved died a slow, horrible death. Ystin is about to give in, when he sees a defenseless old man being attacked by a pack of thugs, and rouses himself to defend him. Guilt disperses on the spot.
      Narration: The prophecies of Morrigu, carrion goddess of war, spoke of a dark age that would come to pass when the splendors of Camelot were all forgotten. In the age to come, she cried, summers would be flowerless and cows would be barren. Women would be shameless, men strengthless. There would be trees without fruit, fruit without trees, and seas without fish, the bloody-black threetimes goddess foretold. Old men would give false judgements. Legislators would make unjust laws. Warriors would betray one another. Men would become thieves. And virtue would vanish from the world.
  • After beign forced to behead Corrupted Zombie Sir Galahad, whom she had been in love with who's also worked out Ystin's actually a woman -
    "Red am I in battle. Red the ravens that follow me at my heels. Gloriana, I am your death."
  • The Undying Don facing the Sheeda and Neh-Buh-Loh head on as revenge for the death of Mo Colley, a man whom the Don was once friends with back when he was L'il Scarface in the Newsboy Army.

Frankenstein:
  • Frankenstein got more than most. He... well, he fed one of the main series villains to the Flesh-Eating Horses of Mars. He did a Power Walk while a nuclear device went off in the background. He stabbed a universe in the chest. And then he somehow traveled to the year One Billion to commit a giant terrorist bombing against the world-destroying fairies.
    "All in a day's work... for FRANKENSTEIN!"
    • Special mention to how he deals with said world-destroying fairies. Their queen gives a long speech about how their brand of evil is totally justified and how they will ravage the Earth. Frankenstein's response before he blows up the fleet is probably one of the best cases of Shut Up, Hannibal! ever:

Klarion the Witch Boy:
  • Klarion turning into Horigal and the absolutely unyielding look of defiance his sister Beulah holds when both she and the women of Limbo Town have to deal with Melmoth.

Mister Miracle:
  • Shilo Norman performs what might be Mister Miracle's greatest escapes ever. He escapes the Omega Sanction, note  the Anthropomorphic Personification of imprisonment, by offering it friendship, then he escapes a black hole, and then for his big finish, he successfully escapes being chained, bound, shot in the head and then buried. That is, Death itself. How? He did it by uploading his mind to Mother Box before death.

The Manhattan Guardian:
  • Manhattan Guardian (when faced with the news that NY will suffer a blackout and an invasion in the middle of a bloody hurricane) -
    "Call out the Newsboys, Ed. We're taking it to the streets."
  • Riding his horse to the rescue of his girlfriend in the final battle.

Miscellaneous:
  • I, Spyder during his Heel–Face Turn, when he puts an arrow in the Big Bad.
    "Pinnacle of natural selection, my ass."
  • The city of New York gets one:
    "This is the story of humanity's last stand... and of the brave men and women of this city, who stood together and proclaimed, "LAST STAND? WE DON'T THINK SO!"
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