Awesome / Shinji and Warhammer 40k

Awesome moments in Shinji And Warhammer 40 K:
  • There's at least one of these per chapter. Highlights include Unit 01 getting consecrated as a Titan, or the debut of Apocalypse Rei, Orky Superhero ("Waaagh."). The author gets a meta CMOA award for what he's done with Shinji.
    • "Answer me this, then...where is the Shinji Ikari AS THE ANGELS SEE HIM?!" One moment, one phrase, manages to encapsulate everything that makes this Shinji so much more Bad Ass then the original model. How the Angels actually see him, as a being of pure murder able to project raw hate, fear, and pain as a weapon, and basically made of Nightmare Fuel, is just icing on the cake.
      • Followed up by 'corporeal' versions of the Warboss, Space Marine, and Chaos Marine fighting a horde of said monsters.
    • Wilfred single-handedly taking down a mechanical dinosaur.
    • When we find out why the Javaal elder is called "The Sunshine Kid".
    • First chapter, when Shinji's Uncle cussed out Gendo when he realized that the men he sent, Agent Jiro and Agent Keitaro were bugged.
    "He's a kid, that's about it. Ask around. Ask him. Gendo threw him here to keep him out of the way, and if that's the furthest he can show about his concern then he can just go fuck himself."
    "Please!" said Jiro suddenly. "Not to our faces!"
    Crap. 'You're both wired, aren't you?' he mouthed. They nodded.
    "Gendo? You're an asshole!" Shinji's uncle shouted at them, his words in no way mistakable to their recorders. "And I thank the gods in heaven that your son is absolutely NOTHING like you!" Then looking up to their faces. "That's it. Now get out."
    That seemed to satisfy them somehow. "We'll be in touch."
  • From chapter 31, the introduction of Shinji's Terminators and their Litany.
    "THIS CITY IS TAINTED. PURGE IT! WITH BOLT AND SWORD AND FIRE!
    THERE IS ONLY THE LAST RITES, THE BLESSING OF PURITY
    WE ANOINT YOU WITH FIRE, GO IN PEACE TO YOUR REST
    WE ARE SWORN TO PROTECT, WE ARE GIVEN TO PRESERVE...
    WE RELEASE YOU FROM YOUR TORTURED THRALL...
    TO ALLIES WE GIVE HONOR, TO ENEMIES OF MAN, RUIN!
    KNOW THAT WE ARE TERMINATUS LEGIO, HERAKLITUS,
    THE FINAL WORD IS HERE, WE SHALL END YOU
    OUR DUTY IS HONOR, AND DEATH IS OUR REWARD,
    FOR WE ARE THE CHOSEN, AND WE SHALL KNOW NO FEAR
    WE CARRY THE LIGHTNING, WE BRING THE THUNDER!
    WE HOLD THE STRENGTH TO LET HUMANITY PROSPER
    WE CARRY THE VIRTUE TO SMASH ITS ENEMIES INTO DUST!
    THERE IS NO ENEMY BEYOND OUR MIGHT!
    THERE IS NO SAFETY AGAINST OUR WRATH!
    WE ARE PROUD TO LIVE, WE ARE PROUD TO DIE!
    WE ARE FORGED IN WAR, WE ARE TEMPERED IN BLOOD
    IN OUR SOULS WE CRAFT THE VICTORY OF ALL MANKIND!
    BURN, HERETIC! BURN IN CLEANSING FLAME!
    REJOICE IN THE FIRES OF YOUR ABSOLUTION!
    TO THE DARKNESS, WE BRING FIRE!
    TO THE IGNORANT WE BRING FAITH!
    TO THE HELPLESS WE GIVE OUR HAND,
    TO THE CORRUPT WE GIVE OUR FIST!"
  • "You will eat war and shit awesome!" How great a line is it? This Very Wiki has used it to describe the trope Testosterone Poisoning.
  • In chapter 24 the cast is resting in a hot springs resort. All characters are bathing in the hot springs when Shinji notices the girls are feeling down so he openly walks in her side, cheers Mana up and calmly walks out without being struck or mauled. Toji and Kensuke bowed instantly.
  • Pen-Pen in Chapter 35.
  • As of Chapter 46, we have Gendo bitch-slapping Lillith, then making a glorious Mobile Fighter G Gundam Shout-Out, and getting exactly what he wanted, then escaping the destruction. In addition, we also have Shinji basically ascending, as he gains the iconic Golden Armor of the Emperor.
  • In the aftermath of Matariel's attack there were riots in Tokyo 3. Cue Makoto calming them while dressed as an Evangelion Fantasy Battle priest (and wearing the actual movie outfit. There's a good reason for it). Oh, and accidentally ruining Gendo's latest plan without even trying.
  • This fanfic is perhaps the fanfiction king of this trope, with every single chapter containing at least one and every single character getting their own moments to shine. Shinji? Walking awesome factory. Rei? Never, ever cross her, ever. Asuka? Three words: GIGA! DRILL! BREEEAAAKEEEERR! Kaworu? Everything that Shinji is, but on the opposing side. Misato, Ritsuko, Gendo? There's a reason they are still in charge after everything going FUBAR on a constant basis. Maya becomes a Sister of Battle. Mana becomes a Commisar with her own personal Dreadnought. Hikari becomes an Inquisitor, with Stormtrooper Suzuhara as her retainer. There is even the original characters, including-but-not-limited-to a military genius that almost led China to world domination, and a regular solider with collossal titanium balls that has survived a Zombie Apocalypse and being absorbed by an Eldritch Abomination and is far from finished. Pick a character, pick a chapter, pick a page, and this trope is almost certainly there. Enjoy.
  • For a specific example, Shinji gets one when he consecrates EVA-01 as his personal Titan.
Shinji:"Cast in the shape of man! Made to fight humanity's enemies! You shall carry our will unto eternity! I NAME YOU!" He leaned over the railing. "EVANGELION! I NAME YOU; TITANICUS! PRINCIPIO ETERNUS!"
  • The author also has this little habit of topping himself. Over and over and over again. In the latest chapter, Shinji had a Big Damn Heroes moment, where he rescues some PDF soldiers that were going to be killed by angel-made zombies, by charging in with Leman Russ tanks, and then deploying what amounts to Space Marine Terminators. And then used his Psychic Powers to just vaporise an enemy unit that got a little too close to him.
  • Don't forget the 'effing Grey Knights, even if it was a suicide mission.
  • Kensuke gets one during the battle against Matariel and its Angelspawn in Chapter 19.3. When the school is under attack, he sighs in vexation, goes to where his supplies are squirreled away, retrieves some armor plates from hidden caches, pulls on some goggles and a breathing mask, and slowly, deliberately straps on equipment until he completes his transformation into a full-blown Techpriest. Then he picks up two bolt pistols and goes Angel hunting. "Don't worry about this one. I'll buy you time."
  • Makoto Hyuga in the following chapter, dressed like a chainsword-wielding priest for some studio art production and coming out to stop a riot from erupting with some frothing oratory and one helluva bluff.
  • Rei. One word: "Waaagh." Or maybe its when she beats Shinji in a sim by knocking his Eva to the ground and stomping on his head repeatedly before kicking it like a football. Or turning into Apocalypse Rei when Shinji and Maya get held for ransom.
    "I propose we level this city section by section until we find him. I am capable of this and can begin within the next hour. I estimate it will only take me two days and four hours until it is completely assured that I have isolated where Ikari-kun may be."
  • Chapter 2.2. "THE EMPEROR PROTECTS!"
  • In order to provide some context and clarification as to exactly how awesome this story is, the very first Crowning Moment of Awesome, the one that all successive Awesome Moments exceed by increasing magnitudes, is when eight-year-old Shinji has his Warboss figurine stolen by three larger boys, and he proceeds to attempt to beat the living crap out of them, and wins, despite being nothing but a big bruise by the end of it. The boys are so impressed by his sheer balls that from then on they refer to him only as "Da' Boss".

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