Awesome / Trauma Center

Under the Knife and Second Opinion

  • Tyler Chase's younger sister Amy gets an understated, but still awesome moment when she overhears an argument between Derek and Tyler over whether Derek should perform a difficult operation with low odds of succeeding to cure Amy's GUILT, or whether Tyler should euthanize her. Amy sides with Derek, telling her brother that she'll take the risk of the surgery because she wants to live and work hard like her big brother.
  • During a press conference in the middle of Chapter 3, we learn exactly why Dr. Myers is known as the Iron Vixen. Even in the face of a bomb threat, she never cracks, and helps Derek disarm it with surgical tools.
  • In the final operation, Derek manages to concentrate hard enough to use the Healing Touch twice, allowing him to move so fast that time appears to stop.
  • In the last extra operation in Second Opinion, Naomi also stops time - very casually, with a comment about doing it "Derek's way" because her Healing Touch doesn't slow down time normally.

New Blood

  • Leonardo Bello demonstrates what the Healing Touch looks like in real time.
  • The end of Chapter 4, where the team bursts in on the Miracle Surgery show to salvage a Stigma operation that Leonardo couldn't handle. With this, they restore Caduceus' reputation which was tarnished a few missions ago, and terminate the show.
  • In New Blood, one operation must be performed on a toy lock so that Markus, Valerie and Elena can escape from their kidnappers' death trap. They escape a death trap with surgery tools. In Under the Knife 2, Derek and Angie perform a similar feat; the death trap part isn't present, but it's nonetheless impressive.

Under the Knife 2

Trauma Team

  • Naomi at the end of Locked-Room Mystery dodges the murderer's attack, takes a gun from a counter and pulls the trigger at him. Then she delivers a nice one-liner.
    Naomi: Freeze. I see corpses all day, one more won't bother me.
  • All six doctors get one after Alyssa is wounded by a bomb moments before the FBI come to take CR-S01 away once more. To prevent this, Maria commandeers a helicopter, Gabe jumps off the roof into said helicopter to trick the FBI into thinking it's an escape vehicle for CR-S01, Naomi goes into full-on Tranquil Fury and tracks down the bomber (saving the First Lady in the process), Hank uses himself as a conduit to provide power for the old ward, then still has enough strength left over to block the FBI agents, and CR-S01 and Tomoe operate on Alyssa while all this is happening. Bonus points for CR-S01 refusing to escape once he hears that the agents have figured out where he is, since the operation isn't done yet.
  • RONI gets one when she decides to add the "To Hell with it" protocol.
  • Gabe getting fed up with Tillman and telling him off.
  • Even Jacob Tillman, the health secretary, gets one. Despite having started out as an antagonistic personality who repeatedly refused to cooperate with Gabe, during the final Rosalia outbreak, when Gabe is being held within a sealed compound by the military, he arranges a blackout as a distraction to let him escape and join his colleagues in fighting the disease- the part that makes it awesome is that Tillman himself is bound to a wheelchair and cannot hope for a getaway of his own, so he just stays behind, uncaring of what the consequences will be for him.
    • There's a understated awesomeness about how Jacob continues to show his patriotic fervor even at gun-point and as he's led away, he starts humming "The Star-Spangled Banner".
  • The last mission has CR-S01 taking on the mutated Rosalia Virus that has infected Naomi. The virus has created a colony centered inside of her heart and has formed a shell and microfilm around it so injecting the serum will have no effect on the virus and a syringe will only risk the colony exploding. To get around this, they have to slowly destroy the shell on each part of the heart and then stop her heart to cut out the microfilm and inject the serum. However Naomi's too weak to use a heart-lung machine which would keep her alive while her heart has stopped. CR-S01's solution, he'll just cut it out and inject the serum before she passes away. Note that CR-S01 has no indication of a Healing Touch, so basically he just performed a heart stopping operation without the aid of a machine or special power and before his patient would die from it.
    Maria:You really did perform a miracle...

Multiple Games

  • Any time a playable doctor unveils their Healing Touch for the first time in the story, during a critical moment in the operation.
  • Beating all the X Missions is one for the player. Doubly so if they got XS on all of them.


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