Awesome: Voltage Inc aka: Love Letter From Thief X
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Pirates In Love
My Forged Wedding
In Takao's epilogue, he and the protagonist are vacationing at a hot springs when a man breaks into their room and tries to rob them at gunpoint. With nerves of steel, Takao manages to calmly and steadily talk the would-be robber down, and even gives him advice on how to obtain financial assistance from the government to help care for his sick wife, which was what had made him desperate enough to resort to robbery in the first place.
Seduced In The Sleepless City
In Your Arms Tonight
Late in Ebihara's route, Koichi finally pushes the protagonist past the limits of her patience, and she responds by verbally eviscerating him. What follows is Koichi being stunned into silence as the protagonist outlines exactly everything that is wrong with their "marriage", and why she won't stand for it anymore. It's a deeply satisfying experience, and you almost, almost end up feeling for Koichi, because it's so very clear that until that moment he had no idea how he was coming across, and how miserable he was making his wife.
Be My Princess
Love Letter From Thief X
In Kenshi's route, the protagonist has to try to stall the Black Foxes' mark when he returns home early while they're still in the middle of the caper. The mark is drunk and grabby, and when she can't convince him to back off the protagonist finally hauls off and punches him, knocking him unconscious - an impressive Badass Damsel moment from a girl who up until only a few days previous was living an ordinary life as a museum curator and has no combat skills at all. Kenshi is so delighted by it that he can't stop bringing it up for the rest of the route.
Also in Kenshi's route, just when it looks like Sean Kim is about to shoot Kenshi and the protagonist and get away with a set of plans for nuclear weapons, Tatsuro pulls a classic Big Damn Heroes and takes Kim down with a tranquilizer gun.
Tatsuro is even more awesome in his own route, when he counters Kuroiwa's reveal that she's one of the Silver Dogs by making it clear he's known all along and has just been waiting for the right opportunity to spring a trap on her.
On his route of A Chocolate Kiss, Riki gets provoked into a "friendly" game with the other Black Foxes that ends up with a car running over his Valentine's Day chocolates. The protagonist (who normally gets dragged along for the boys' antics whether she likes it or not) is Not Amused, and her wrath is a thing of beauty that leaves five very meek Foxes utterly cowed in the face of it. The crowning moment, however, comes when she drags Riki off for a private "lecture about giving into peer pressure", and eventually reveals that she had seen the game coming a mile away... so she swapped out his chocolates for store-bought ones. The ones she made had been safe all along. Cue jaw drop from Riki at the realisation that his girlfriend had fooled them all along.
My Sweet Bodyguard
In Mizuki's sequel, the protagonist gets to show off her Character Development over the past year, and how she's growing into the role of First Lady. With Mizuki beaten to within an inch of his life, and the two of them held at gunpoint, the protagonist gets the option to stare down her captors and declare (paraphrased) that the Prime Minister of Japan does not negotiate with criminals, and neither does his daughter.
In Katsuragi's route, Kosugi is at her Crazy Awesome best, culminating with offering herself as a hostage in the place of a group of her classmates. When the bad guys take her up on this, she proceeds to disarm one of them, and then hold her would-be captors at gunpoint long enough for reinforcements to arrive.
A Knight's Devotion
Early in Gaia's route, he and the protagonist end up walking into an ambush set by highwaymen, leaving Gaia no choice but to fight them all off single-handedly. That's impressive enough, especially when he bats a thrown knife out of the air with his bare hand - but the crowning moment comes later on, when, once again alone and unsupported, Gaia squares off against McRoy's mooks. All of them. Watching him fight, the protagonist is startled to realize that in that earlier fight, Gaia wasn't even really trying.
In Toranosuke's route, a fire breaks out at the new flagship store only two days before its scheduled opening. Rather than give in and accept a delay in the opening, the New Business team flies into action, first convincing the board of directors to let them keep to the original schedule with a barrage of data regarding how they can pull it off and the costs of a delay, as well as some outright pleading. Once that's accomplished, they pull strings, call in favors, and as a group descend on the building to personally help the construction crew repair the damage. The project foreman, despite having previously butted heads with Toranosuke, goes the extra mile and brings in a crowd of people to help, and although it takes two days straight of working around the clock with basically no sleep, they manage to get everything fixed up, moved in, and set up just in time for the opening, which is a smashing success.
In Toranosuke's sequel, the protagonist gets to show off how far she's come. Rather than simply accept that a project she and Toranosuke had been working on has been axed in favour of a more prestigious one, the protagonist secretly finishes the proposal in her own time, with the aid of other Infinite employees and the designer they had been working with. Then she sneaks the finished proposal in with the material for the new project, and makes an unscheduled presentation to the company directors before Goda and Toranosuke can stop her. It's a beautiful Refuge in Audacity moment.
On his main route, Shingo is accused of leaking company secrets to the competition. In response, the protagonist throws deference to the wind (a big no-no in Japanese office culture) and calls the directors out on accusing an employee without any actual evidence of wrongdoing. Then the other guys step in to back her up in defense of Shingo, with Goda leading the charge. Later in the route, the situation escalates and Shingo actually gets transferred out of New Business. Once again, the other guys immediately speak up in his defense, corporate hierarchy be damned.
Ten Days With My Devil
In Kakeru's route, cute little Meguru outplays the Demon King himself by renouncing his own position as the Demon King's heir, forcing the King to rescind the order to execute Kakeru in order to avoid being left with no heir at all.
Kiss Of Revenge
The protagonist achieves one as her backstory. After her mother's death she swears revenge on the doctor who caused it. Twelve years later she has not only become a surgeon, which is no small feat in itself, she already has the skills necessary to catch the attention of Issei Sezaki, whose talents are legendary and internationally renowned.
In Irie's Good Ending, the protagonist travels to his hometown to persuade him to return to Ebisu General. Irie proves difficult to persuade... until Dr. Kowatari "accidentally" tears the letter of resignation that the protagonist brought with her, and the two of them cheerfully agree that Ebisu General's acting director won't possibly be able to accept the letter in that condition. Considering how much of his route Irie spends proving that he's a good step or two ahead of most of the rest of the cast, seeing him so thoroughly outmaneuvered is a genuine delight to behold.
alternative title(s): Pirates In Love; My Forged Wedding; Seduced In The Sleepless City; In Your Arms Tonight; Be My Princess; Love Letter From Thief X; My Sweet Bodyguard; A Knights Devotion; Ten Days With My Devil; Kiss Of Revenge; Dreamy Days In West Tokyo; Office Secrets; Class Trip Crush; Our Two Bedroom Story; Kissed By The Baddest Bidder; Serendipity Next Door