Awesome / The Amazing World of Gumball

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    Season 1 
  • There is Nicole's badass-ness in "The DVD".
    Nicole: Don't you DARE run away from your mother!
  • From "The Mystery", Gumball's attempts to escape with the entire school pursuing him. He ends up getting off the hook, but the chase scene is still pretty awesome.
  • Darwin fin-smacking a skyscraper sized forest creature during "The Picnic".
  • The song "You Gotta Think Big" in "The Genius".
  • "The Mustache": Gumball gets so fed up with Tina's taunting that he actually catches a dodge ball going at him with 100 mph with one hand, then he throws it right back and slams her through the wall.
  • The Final Destination homage in "The Curse" in which Gumball ends up on the highway riding a mop bucket.
  • "The Fight" just shows us why the Watterson children fear their mother. Nicole confronts Tina over her supposed bullying of Gumball and have the two talk before she has a talk with Mr. Rex. However, his roars indicate he wants to settle matters differently; something she wholeheartedly decides to handle. A short while later, an unscathed Nicole thanks Mr. Rex for the talk... cue the large shack collapsing. No wonder the boys thought facing a T-Rex was less frightening than their angry mother.

    Season 2 
  • Anais's tricking her entire family into letting her watch "Daisy the Donkey" on "The Remote."
    Nicole: I feel so proud of her, yet, really scared at the same time.
  • Gumball perfectly whistling the music from Hector's music box to calm him down.
  • The Space Invaders-style fight with Ocho in "The Phone".
  • Larry finds out Richard's been eating the pizza he's delivering in "The Job", then saves the universe by firing Richard and makes it look like a freaking exorcism.
    Larry: I FIRE THEE!
  • "The Words" has a whole Street Fighter II scene! Feelings-style.
    Gumball: YOU ARE NOT MY BROTHER! YOU ARE JUST A PET, WHO GREW LEGS!!!
    Announcer: ULTIMATE COMBO!!!!
  • In "The Authority", Nicole gets an epic one when she uses herself as a motivation to get her family to stop the car.
  • Gumball defeating the evil virus in "The Virus". When it has them cornered after possessing cars and trying to run them down, Gumball challenges it to come and get him by appealing to its ego. After the virus emerges, Gumball simply steps on him. It's even more impressive because Gumball actually won by being smart for once. The anticlimax of it also makes this a Crowning Moment of Funny.
    • Gumball being able to effortlessly control parts of his body.
  • Richard gets one in "The Hero" for rescuing Gumball and Darwin from the car crusher in the junkyard.
  • In "The Limit", after Richard was tricked into being a man and demands that Nicole do as he says, Nicole responds by giving him a Death Glare so deadly, it blows away all the stock on the store shelves.
    • As well as most of Richard's clothes as well. Truly, it was the Deadliest of Glares!
  • At the end of "The Castle", Nicole forces the people who trashed her house into cleaning up and leaving by using a Penance Stare.
  • "The Tape" introduces the "Anai-hilator".
    She can break anything with her tiny haaand!
    Nothing can resist her! Cars! Trees! Bricks! Houses! Her own face!

    Season 3 
  • The song "Make The Most Of It" from "The Kids" counts as two, as it not only shows how awesome your childhood can be, but is also a great send-off to Gumball and Darwin's original voice actors (Logan Grove and Kwesi Boakye).
  • Jamie showing off her impressive acrobatic skills in "The Coach".
    • Later in "The Girlfriend", it's shown that she can deadlift an entire treadmill.
  • Darwin returning to save Gumball from the turtle in "The Puppy".
    Darwin: (in a gravelly older man's voice): You thought you could drag me to the bottom of the lake so you could eat me later. Well guess what punk: I'm a fish—with legs! (kicks turtle).
  • In "The Name", Gumball finally finds something he can beat Zach at:
    Zach: Forget it! I'm the boss of this game, I know all the combos!
    Gumball: But the combos are useless against BUT-TON MASH-ING!
  • In "The Vacation", Anais manages to curbstomp Richard, who she mistook as the guy chasing them.
  • In "The Void": Gumball, Darwin, Molly, and Mr Small escaped from the void via Janice, a van that ramps through the closing portal while shooting out rainbows.
  • As completely, stupidly unnecessary as it was for Gumball to take one of Darwin's super-sneezes just to prove he wasn't going to leave him, you have to admit it's pretty impressive that he managed to hang on during the whole thing.
  • Nicole saving Darwin and Gumball in "The Mothers" from falling off a building by using a hose to swing after them.
  • "The Procrastinators" introduces Nicole as the TERMOMINATOR!
    • Gumball throwing candy and catching candy in his mouth. Darwin also does this, but the candy takes longer to catch. The awesome part comes from Darwin catches and eats the candy without looking.
    • Gumball and Darwin making music out of objects and other household materials.
  • Gumball calling out Penny's father for making her feel bad about her new look after she runs to the woods in "The Shell."
    • To make it even more awesome, Mr. Fitzgerald immediately admits to being wrong, then Gumball tells him not to beat himself up about it.
    • Gumball dropping his usual idiocy, laziness, and cowardice to help Penny, including having himself launched into the air to catch up to her, quickly realizing that he had to be cruel to her to make her small enough to avoid having them get hit by a truck.
    • Even Mr. Fitzgerald gets this, when he makes up for what he said to Penny by slamming his car into the Pest Control's truck to protect his daughter from getting shot, and trusting Gumball to get to her.
    • Hell, the episode should be called how Gumball became a man! He came a long way from Season 1, where he was a loser protagonist who had no talent and very shy to Penny back then. Now in Season 3, he showed determination that would make his mother proud, by showing how much he loves Penny's true form by going through the burden of coming for her and showed his true love as they kissed. He even gets Penny's father to approve their relationship! The kid's not so much of a loser now, huh?
    • Penny coming out of her shell (literally) is without a doubt pretty awesome. As it shows Penny wanting to be/no longer wanting to hide from herself, and as Gumball puts it, she looks Extraordinary
  • The very old pet hamster, Chris Morris from "The Burden" proves to quite a badass when out-tricking Gumball and Darwin.
  • Nicole citing "Survival of the fittest" and taking out Mr. Small and the other members of the apocalyptic gang (who were about to eat them) in "The Pizza."
  • From "The Question," Sussie (the same one whom Ms. Simian called a freak and was such an outcast that her family once tried to pay Gumball and Darwin $1000 to stay at her birthday party) giving Gumball and Darwin her take on what the meaning of life is: that the search for the meaning of life is actually a search for how you choose to enjoy it.
  • Gumball, Darwin, and Anais taking out the police officers surrounding their house via "Home Alone" Antics in "The Friend."
  • Nicole handing Felicity her ass several times in "The Egg"—especially after Felicity's "The Reason You Suck" Speech, which itself is actually pretty awesome in its own right. She calmly but brutally cuts Nicole down about how she dropped out of college, married young, had three kids she tries to live vicariously through, and is only befriending someone like Felicity so she can feel special and move up in the world.

    Season 4 
  • Richard going through hell and high water to get Gumball, Darwin, and Anais to school before Nicole notices (and actually succeeding) in "The Return."
    "I AM A GOOD FATHER!"
  • In "The Others", as Gumball and Darwin were ready to concede Clare's point on how the world have bad things happening, they see Banana Joe and are quickly reminded that people like him shows that the world IS amazing, and go to stop Clare from leaving Elmore. They try to get Clare's attention, by riding on Robert but only to crash, rode on Clayton as a horse but crashed into an open truck, and finally was able to stop Clare's bus by riding on Tina Rex and tilting the bus over! You don't see that everyday in real life!
    • Not to mention how they manage to fix all of the problems that prevented Clare from staying in Elmore.
  • The entire invisible-car chase scene in "The Check" is both this and CMOF.
  • You have to admit the way how Anais took Billy out in one hit in the ending of "The Pest" even when he decides to turn a new leaf, was really something. She basically used the running start to concentrate all power in one kick. According to Billy, he was left three bends on his arm. Lesson: Don't mess with Anais.
    • Gumball also gets his for calling out Billy for being mean to Anais just because she rejects him ,while he according to him, had everything else good going for him. Worth noting that Gumball already has a girlfriend and didn't point that out to him, showing how Gumball can be mature.
  • Richard is the 2nd Watterson after Nicole to come out of Mr. Rex's wrath unscathed in "The Routine", with the help of his car being in the dump who was thought dead when it sank in the tar. And, unlike Nicole, who beat Papa Rex with brute force, Bumbling Dad Richard actually outsmarted the beast.
  • In "The Comic": Nicole punching out the shadow man who mugged Gumball in the park, not because she heard about it, but because she caught him trying to steal the hubcaps off her car.
  • In "The Romantic" when Gumball finally got Penny angry enough to fend off the beasts in the forest by telling him how the quest was started in the first place. (It was over a one heart Emoji instead of three.) Penny turned into her dragon form and when the beasts advance on them anyway, we cut back to a fiery explosion and their pathetic whimpering.
    • Gumball actually arranging the love treasure hunt. Despite it going wrong, it shows that his heart was in the right place, and he managed to get people who have been established not to like Gumball or his family (like Felicity Parham and Larry the rockheaded clerk) to go along with it.
  • Mrs. Robinson's Laser-Guided Karma in The Wicked: she pins the event on the boys again and drives off in her car, but a streetlight she crashed the Wattersons' car into topples, causing her to crash into a billboard, an electrical pole, another car, and a hydrant. The water from the hydrant launches her into the road, where her car gets crushed between a tire truck and a gas tanker, the latter of which gets punctured, creating a pool of gas, and a wire from the electrical pole ignites it. The resulting explosion launches her into the air, where she gets hit by a plane, before hitting the ground. The episode ends as it cuts to Gumball and Darwin recoiling when the ambulance backs up into her (itself a Call Back to "The Mystery").
  • The entire plot of "The Bus" was all set up as not by accident but just as planned. Thanks to Rob/Dr. Wrecker of all people! The fact he came very close to succeeding in not just taking the money but blowing up everyone in the bus is alarming. Not So Harmless anymore...
    • Gumball vs. Dr. Wrecker battling each other with briefcases in bus and top of an airplane's wing!
    • Richard gets one for knowing which briefcase Rob took that was actually a bomb because the briefcase carried the money thanks to him picking it up by his teeth before.
    • Special mention goes to the airport worker managing to part the oncoming flow of speeding vehicles barrelling down on him lightning fast.
  • The full-on anime styled fight between Nicole and Yuki in "The Fury"! Even when Yuki trained hard in her life, Nicole is fighting evenly with her as she explains:
    Nicole: I have been through grueling the hardest training on the planet!
    Yuki: Which school that taught you?! Was it Hokuto? Konoha?! Or was it... Mr. Miyagi?
    Nicole: No, it was the school of life. I have raised three kids and one husband!
    • Earlier, Yuki harasses Richard just to tick Nicole off into fighting her until Anais had enough and punches her in the leg to get her to stop.
      • Even earlier was Nicole getting her kids to school by carrying them and running at full speed to Elmore. Which included her singlehandedly and effortlessly taking down a bank robbery.
  • "The Disaster" has Rob in control of the Universal Remote that allows him to take control of the universe and once he reminds himself of how he became a villain, he decides to personally destroy Gumball's life. He uses it to systematically ruin Gumball's life by making Darwin run away from Gumball, Nicole and Richard break up, Anais all lost and alone, and Penny about to fall to her likely death. He effectively made Gumball all alone and paused at the precise moment to display his Darkest Hour all around him. The kicker to how effective he is as a villain? He's not in his Dr. Wrecker persona OR using his evil voice!
    • Gumball gets a moment when he fights back even after he was told about how his world is not likely real and that Rob is going to eject Gumball into the Void so he can take control of HIS life.
    • At the end, Rob has won by sending Gumball into the Void and the credits roll. Leaving no chance of a Reset Button to undo the damage. However, Gumball reached the remote on time while falling (Rob threw it into the Void thinking the batteries are dead) and press the Rewind Button to go back into the beginning of the episode. Gumball has another chance to set things right in "The Re-Run"!
  • The kids calling out Felicity on her hypocrisy in "The Blame" by putting on a musical number explaining why everything she criticizes about video games applies just as much to the classic books she tries to get them to read.

    Season 5 
  • Gumball with the knowledge of what happened in "The Disaster", goes to undo the events in "The Re-Run". He manages to convince Darwin that Rob is trying to trick him and Anais on what's happening. However, Nicole and Richard haven't broke up but they are de-aged into babes... causing the kids to fade away in existence!
    • Anais won't let being faded away to nothing stop her from stopping Rob.
    • Gumball alone again after witnessing the deaths of Anais and Darwin via Ret Gone and Penny falling to her likely death again, fights back against Rob and this time beat him by having him be ejected into the Void before making a clever one liner (even when he accidentally muted himself the first time).
    • Gumball being the one to rescue Rob even after everything that happened and even risks getting Ret Gone just to go back into The Void. This act of heroism eventually touches Rob to not actually kill him with the remote just as he was given the opportunity to finally defeat Gumball and instead... he saves Gumball and rewind back to before they enter the Void.
    • In the end, Rob undoes all the damage he has done in the remote by winding back to the beginning before destroying it for good. While Rob has good in him, he'll continue living his life as a villain even when Gumball wants to be friends with him again and he has knowledge of the world that may come to play in the future.
  • In "The Choices" we finally get to see Nicole's parents in a flashback.
    • Less awesome in that they are pretty terrible parents. However, apparently, Nicole having pursued martial arts would apparently have resulted in her eventually CONQUERING THE WORLD. Turning evil, sure, but that's impressive.
    • More awesome is the implication that Richard, of all people, was the one that made their small house look decent and actually is the one to keep it from collapsing.
    • Nicole showing that she was just as athletic, skilled, and strong even at 12-years-old.
  • "The Vision" retroactively makes all of Alan's appearances into one for managing to convince everyone for four whole seasons that he was the embodiment of Incorruptible Pure Pureness, all the while secretly plotting to Take Over the World and create a dystopia where Happiness Is Mandatory.
    • Gumball gets one for popping Alan at the end while overhearing his plans and this time he did it for good reasons!
  • "The Test" has Gumball unleashed his verbal tirade on Tobias in the form of venom to take back his role in the show especially after witnessing him trying to take Penny. Whatever was said in Gumball's "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Tobias, it was so scathing it melted through Tobia's face! Benson, eat your heart out.

    Meta and non-canon 
  • This anime-style Shot-for-Shot Remake of some scenes in "The Tape".
  • "The Fury": The animators being able to do a near-perfect imitation of Akira Toriyama's art style for a flashback sequence of Nicole and Yuki's backstories. It looks just like early chapters of Dragon Ball.
  • Cartoon Network having a character (Gumball) that was conceived out of wedlock is pretty awesome to see.
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