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Awesome: Western Animation
You like cartoons, don't you? Don't be ashamed... it's okay. We like 'em here, too. We especially liked seeing these things happen.

Beware the spoilers, people! Unless you're a Spoiler Hound, that is...but still, mark 'em if they give away too much.

Examples:

Other Warner Bros.. Cartoons
  • The Legion of Superheroes has one of these concerning Bouncing Boy in 'Chain of Command'- He somehow displays awesome powers of strategy, saves an entire planet from storms, is voted LEADER, and even gets kissed on the cheek by Triplicate Girl(AKA the girl in the striped miniskirt). Slightly negated by the fact nobody ever mentions this again in season 2.
  • Although Quest for Camelot isn't much of a movie, its heroine earns a lot of points when she grabs a Mook's mace and takes a swing at the villain. She earns more when, at the movie's climax, she announces her arrival on the scene by declaring boldly, "I will not serve a false king!" and then knocking the villain clean out of the building by swinging a timber at him.
    • Even more awesome is that this phrase was repeated earlier by her father. The villain having heard this from two generations probably pissed him off for the remaining five minutes of his life.
    • Devon and Cornwall get theirs after saving Aden the falcon from the griffin...Cue the Superman Theme.
    • Sure, Sir Ruber is a Large Ham and Ambiguously Gay, but at one point he and his team are cornered by dragons. One of them backs Ruber up against a wall, and he looks with visible disgust at the saliva dripping from its jaws. Then, just as it's about to fry him, he punches it in the face. Ruber & Co. are later seen eating that dragon. Once again: Ruber killed a dragon by punching it!
  • The final episode of Histeria!! has a sketch in which the Kid Chorus shows off the basics of defense in siege warfare when a group of evil invaders with feminine names show up (the leader is named Loretta). The kids do everything they can to keep those invaders out, from deflecting their flaming arrows back at them (using a giant fan, for "giant anachronistic appliances come in handy") to offending their musical tastes (Aka plays a CD of elevator music on a giant amp), and finally sending out Big Fat Baby when they do break down the door. No gender-confused knights are getting into this kid-group's clubhouse.
    • Loud Kiddington, the poster child for No Indoor Voice, had one of his own in the "Presidential People" episode. When George Bush (the first) lets it be known that he is banning broccoli from presidential grounds, Loud starts following him around everywhere, Green Eggs and Ham-style, asking him to eat the piece of broccoli on the plate he is carrying. After repeated refusals, Bush finally does take a bite, and he naturally doesn't like it - but this, validity on his hatred of broccoli, is exactly what Loud and his buddies wanted to hear from him.
    • Froggo got one in the sketch where he befriends Joseph Stalin. As Froggo's big buddy, the Soviet dictator has quite a bit of fun with him and comes to torture anybody who does something wrong to him such as picking on him or giving him a bad grade on a school assignment. It's thanks to this sketch that we learn the important lesson to never pick on short kids because chances are they might have friends in high places.
  • The Iron Giant: "Superman..."
    • How about when he unfolds all of his weaponry?
  • Smaug making his Badass Boast in the animated version of The Hobbit, shortly followed by the battle against him at Laketown. The reason you don't see so much of evil dragon rampages in cartoons anymore is because they're scared to compete with these scenes.
    Smaug: Revenge? You!? HAH! I am SMAUG! I kill where I wish. I am strong. Strong! STROOONG! My armor is like tenfold shields. My teeth are like swords. My claws; spears! The shock of my tail; a thunderbolt! My wings; a hurricane! And my breath... DEATH. Well? WELL!? Where are your riddles now?
  • Teen Titans
    • Raven totally pwning her demon father and sending him back to Hell.
    • Slade is possibly the most dangerous foe the Teen Titans have. Which is what makes Beast Boy actually taking him on one-one-one so awesome.
    • Robin has been captured and things aren't looking good for the other Titans either. The Brain rhetorically asks, "Who among you can possibly stop me now?" Cue a pile of broken robots and the normally cheerful Beast Boy looking pissed as he triggers the self-destruct on his plane so they can't track him.

Hanna-Barbera Cartoons
  • Fred and Daphne leading an army against what they thought was an army of the undead in "Scooby-Doo and The Mummy's Curse."
    • Or the fact that the whole ghost plot of the movie was actually a scheme by Velma to catch the real bad guys. Though knowing that it was Velma behind the ghost-Cleopatra mask makes Scooby and Shaggy's Looney Tunes-esque antics/distractions completely hilarious.
    • Ben Ravencroft, played by Tim Curry, revealing that he had been playing the heroes for saps for the entirety of "Scooby Doo and The Witch's Ghost," and the proceeding to summon the Big Bad using real magic. The animation as he casts the spell...just... wow.
    • Shaggy beating the Ghost Clown with a mirror in "Bedlam In The Big Top".
    • Daphne's karate skills in Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword.
    • Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers have the titular Boo Brothers, having acted as Plucky Comic Relief beforehand, fight against the ghost of the southern colonel, and for all of their antics, manage to chase him off. That's quite a feat for a trio that previously were merely expies for The Three Stooges.
    • Scooby himself gets one in the series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. He pretty much single-handedly destroys an evil robotic counterpart himself using a forklift while spouting Pre Ass Kicking One Liner in what is essentially a Shout-Out to both Aliens and the Terminator.
      Scooby: (After crushing the robot dog to death) Play dead.

  • In the Birdman episode bearing his name, Number One definitively cements his position as Birdman's greatest foe. After capturing Birdman, he gets Dangerously Genre Savvy and blasts Avenger with a laser before returning to base, heading off (or so he believes at the moment) the one factor that has ruined almost every other villain in the series. The whole episode is arguably the series' Crowning Moment, if such a thing is possible.
    • Falcon Seven's Crowning Moment of Awesome comes in "Murro the Marauder". Birdman is battling and losing to his own shadow, which has brought to life by Murko. His only possible hope is that it might share his weaknesses as well as his powers. After he is freed by Avenger, Falcon Seven acts on this and saves Birdman by hitting it in the head with a chunk of masonry.
    • Birdman himself gets a crowning moment of awesome, when he escapes from the giant cage the villain has put him in by tricking a giant robot into punching the cage, thus freeing him. Made more awesome by the fact that he does it without Avenger's help.
  • The Flintstones in the "Dr. Sinister" episode. Fred and Barney, shanghaied into a terrifying James Bond like adventure, about to cast into a literally bottomless pit on the orders of the aforementioned Big Bad. In a desperate move to try to save themselves, Barney gets the idea of hitting the Mook about to throw them a judo chop. It works perfectly and the action gets wild and wooly as Fred and Barney start taking on a whole army of goons with "a Judo Chop Chop!" before making a break for it in a glorious chase, judo chopping all opposition until they use Sinister's treadmill trap against them for a spectacular knockout blow against the villains.

Other Nicktoons
  • KaBlam!!: Henry and June's pledge of Blam-Legiance.
  • The Mighty B!: O Say Can Bess See. Bessie gets rewarded for being the top regional seller of taffy with a strange abstract art. She tries her best to relax in order to see what's in it and goes through a cool sequence of self-discovery to see what the picture was, but her dog Happy reveals it to be, well, a bee.
  • Rugrats: It's easy to say that whenever Chuckie Finster and/or his dad, Chaz, lose their usual docile nature, it's a Crowning Moment right there. Chaz's big one comes in the episode Family Feud: when arguments over tastes in movies lead to Tommy's parents getting into a feud with Phil and Lil's, the babies attempt to reconcile them, only for it to get worse when items the babies give them are mistaken as gifts from their normal families. When the babies decide to run away, Chaz is the only one who realizes it and lets the other parents know. When they still argue, Chaz blows up and delivers a Reason You Suck Speech that their petty arguments lead them to forget what matters most: their kids.
  • Rocko's Modern Life: The ending for Rocko's Happy Sack.
    Rocko: You CHEAP little rotter! I have been run over by a car, made to drag around a gimp shopping cart, threatened by your Gestapo security guards, had me head set on fire, I was attacked by wild lobsters, beaten by a very LARGE woman, had me dog wrapped in plastic, nearly starved to death and I still made the twelve o'clock deadline! So if you don't change that total back to a dollar fifty, I WILL DO SOMETHING NOT NICE!
    Filburt: (nervous) That'll be one dollar and fifty cents, please...
  • The Ren&Stimpy Show: In "Sven Hoek", when Ren gets angry over the damage that Stimpy and Cousin Sven had caused due to their stupidity.

W.I.T.C.H.
  • After a 10-Minute Retirement in the episode "The Mudslugs", Cornelia returns with a vengeance, picking up a huge section of earth that the mother mudslug is embedded in and tossing it into a nearly portal after a serious show of exertion.
  • Matt, combining "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight with The Power of Rock in order to fight off the possession of the demon Shagon in the episode "S is for Self". After attempting to overpower Shagon with his fists ("wrong weapon"), he materializes a guitar out of sheer willpower and blasts the demon out of his mind with a series of power chords ("right weapon"). After doing so, he not only regains control of his own body, but absorbs Shagon's powers as well, giving him the ability to take Shagon's form and use his nifty demonic attacks.
  • In the first-season finale "The Final Battle", Elyon unleashes the full extent of her powers on Phobos after learning his true nature. For half the season, Phobos had been manipulating Elyon, pretending to be a loving big brother to her as he prepared to steal her powers. Just before imprisoning Phobos in a magical cage, Elyon tearfully tells him: "You were never my brother."
  • Blunk also has one in "The Final Battle," when he bites Cedric's tail and declares "Not just scavenger! Warrior!"
  • The So Last Season battle in "J is for Jewel," culminating in Hay Lin taking out Phobos on her own.

Johnny Test
  • A small, cute Tinymon evolving into Shadow Lug... er, a badass Tinymon with the power of love.

Other
  • In My Little Pony And Friends, one of the serials involves the Ponies staving off the approach of a city from another dimension — and this was a completely nonviolent adventure show for girls. If stopping an extradimensional invasion without any violence at all isn't awesome, nothing is.
    • By these standards, the Flutter Ponies' defeat of the Big Bad in the episode "Bright Lights" is truly made of Girl Power Awesome:
      We are the Flutter Ponies!
      Now you've met your match!
      Faster than a lightning bolt,
      we're impossible to catch!
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas when Linus gives his recitation of the Shepherds' vision of the angels' announcement of Jesus' birth. The scene has a moving power that rivets you to the screen regardless of your beliefs, regardless of the fact it's a Talking Heads scene.
    • This is also Charles Schulz' own Moment Of Awesome, because he put his foot down when Executive Meddling kicked in and said that if he couldn't have that part in the special, he would not allow it to be aired. Similar battles were waged over the lack of a laugh track, the use of child voice actors, and the sophisticated jazz soundtrack.
    • It's even more awesome in the eyes of anyone who reads the Peanuts comics, and therefore knows that Linus has crippling Stage Fright and Lucy, every holiday season, without fail, signs him up to perform in front of the PTA, and then proceeds to drag him there under protest. He once spent an entire week sitting in a tree to avoid reciting publicly, and yet seeing Charlie Brown in such a state of despair makes him drop all that without a second thought.
  • Ozu's song from Kappa Mikey.
    • The 1st of a Two Shorts Format episode, entitled "Where There's A Wilt There's A Way," is mostly just 15 minutes of Wilt missing a basketball game on TV doing favors for people because of his inability to say no, even getting him into jail and escaping twice. So at the end he gets back to Foster's, grabs Bloo a bowl of chips (the favor which, keep in mind, if Bloo hadn't asked in the first place, Wilt could have seen the entire game uninterrupted,) sits down the very moment the game ends, Bloo pettily complains that he didn't get the right flavor of chips and demands that he go back and get the right kind, and Wilt finally snaps and delivers a CLUSTER BIG NO.
    "NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NOOO! NUH-UH!
    • More Foster's Moments of Awesome - Mac gets one in "My So-Called Wife" just before the climactic jet-car duel. Bloo himself is terrified, and suggests that Mac simply drive them both and the jet-car out of there, but Mac responds with a grim speech about how the whole contest has become about truth, and honour, etc...Bloo comments bewilderedly, "What do you mean?" Mac's response? "I. DON'T. KNOW." And he slams the pedal to the metal...
    • "My So-Called Wife" also features Coco's Moment of Awesome. Following the fiery conclusion of the jet-car duel, she and Herriman are plummeting from the heavens to what seems like certain doom. She promptly grabs Herriman, pops open a parachute from nowhere, and saves them both in style.
    • Frankie's Moment of Awesome in "Frankie My Dear". Having realised what a loathsome sleazeball her good-looking date really is, she faces him with a face like stone as he desperately tries to convince her otherwise, before concluding, "Hey, Frankie...did I ever tell you how awesome you look in that dress?" Without a word, Frankie balls her hands together, cracks her knuckles...and launches a piledriver straight into the camera lens and punches him out.
    The last scene of the episode has Mac and Bloo comment how awesome of a beatdown she gave the guy, including a super-atomic-wedge, of sorts (and that he wore briefs.)
  • After Korgoth from Korgoth of Barbaria effortlessly disposes of a group of mooks he is threatened by a Giant Mook. When the big guy goes on for too long, Korgoth responds by ripping off all the skin on the front of his body, (mid-threat, no less) then reaches onto the bar, tosses a batch of alcohol into the open wound, then sets the guy on fire. Scene here.
  • The climax of most Super Secret Secret Squirrel episodes is basically Secret doing something awesome to outsmart the villain, but Secret beating One Ton, a villainous panda who Secret can't harm, since panda's are endangered and harming them is illegal, was the best. Instead of hurting him, Secret just sits on his head, not doing anything, nonchalantly jumping out of the way every time One Ton takes a swing, causing him to beat himself up instead. One Ton finally decides to smash him with a car, which, of course, just ends with One Ton knocked out and Secret arresting him... for illegally endangering a panda.
    • Also, tricking Hot Rodney. Also doubles as a Crowning Moment of Funny.
      • Somewhat dampened, though, by the massive Idiot Ball that caused the titular opponent to fall for SS's last trick. An even slightly more intelligent Rodney would most certainly have taken one look at the "congratulatory belt", recognized it as the very bomb his assistant had strapped to Morocco earlier (or at the very least as an obvious bomb), said "Y'all must think I'm some sorta fool," and tossed the thing over his shoulder.
  • The American Street Fighter cartoon had a few, one comes when Bison is fighting both Cammy and Chun-Li. Cammy attacks, screaming all the injustices Bison has done to her, and he just knocks her away with "Business is business!" Then Chun-Li attacks as well, yelling "You Killed My Father", to which Bison responds:
    "Yes, yes, I killed your father. What is it with you women anyway?! I killed my father too and you don't see me whining about it!"
  • Megabyte and Bob jamming on their electric guitars at Enzo's birthday party on ReBoot. Hey, Megabyte's a Magnificent Bastard; he lives for scenes like this. May be a Crowning Music of Awesome and as well a Crowning Moment of Funny, due to the awesome riffs, and the crazy juxtaposition of the villain engaging in a rock-off with The Hero.
    • Also: Any time a protagonist says "I don't think so!" you know that the villain's just crossed a line and is in trouble.
    • Matrix defeating Megabyte by simply punching him into submission. It would seem Megabyte never met anyone physically strong enough to hurt him before.
    • Matrix beating a golf game, by pulling out his gun and attacking his opponent.
  • In Shrek (the first one) when the dragon punches out the window near the end.
  • In Shrek 2, the entire "Holding Out For a Hero" sequence is one big Moment of Awesome for all characters involved. To say nothing of Harold's Heroic Sacrifice afterward.
    • Puss in Boots does so many awesome things that it's hard to pick just one. Nonetheless, there's a scene where Puss decides to repay his debt to Shrek by staying behind to stall the enemy guards chasing the heroes and then disarms the guards (figuratively) by making an adorable sad kitten face. Before they can regain their senses, he whips out his rapier and goes to town on them.
  • Althought Shrek the Third wasn't all that better than the second one, it had its moments. The final battle between Shrek and Prince Charming, whose motivation is the search for his "Happily Ever After", ends with this exchange:
    Charming: "This was supposed to be my happily ever after!"
    Shrek: "Well, I guess you'll have to keep looking. Because I'm not giving up mine." *punches Charming into the air*
    • Or the scene in which Queen Lilly breaks all of the princesses out of jail. By knocking down a stone wall with her head. Twice.
      • Followed by a Crowning Moment of Funny when the dazed Queen (played by Julie Andrews) has to be helped up and led away...but she's singing to herself..."Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens..."
  • Rare for a Disney Death to be a Moment of Awesome, but, lo and behold: "I FINISHED MY NAP!"
  • In Anastasia, Anastasia/Anya has one:
    • Depending on your mileage, Dmitri's Crowning Moment comes either a few minutes prior when he disproves Rasputin's "No one can save you now!" by punching him in the face, or earlier in the film when he steals Dowager Empress Marie's car, kidnaps her, and argues her into going to see Anya mostly by pure stubbornness, all in the name of making his beloved happy.
  • The first season finale of Megas XLR: both Coop driving out of the Glorft ship, and teleporting his drink into their ship, causing a chain reaction that sucks the entire thing into another dimension.
    • What about when he launched the Converted EMP Missle Refridgerator filled with Rock pops and Soda into the Eldritch Abomination he awakened himself by trying to jump start the cable reception with MEGAS and the end result of the goop from said creature corroding the Wave Motion Gun of the Glorft.
    • How about the series finale? The final words spoken in the episode pretty much sum it up (paraphrased)
    Kiva: (absolutely stunned) "Coop. You just destroyed the Glorft!"
    Coop: "Did you really think anyone else was gonna do it?"
    • Actually, that was from the first season finale as well. Still kinda cool, though.
    • Actually, Coop's line was " So? What'd you think was gonna happen?"
    • The Regis Mark V. It was a walking Moment of Awesome.
  • Season 1, Episode 6 of Spawn: The Animated Series. Spawn gets one when he surfs on the antagonist's van, Clown gets one with this line:
    Clown: You assholes, that wasn't in the goddamn script!
    • Clown gets another one when he reveals his true nature. Up until this point, he's been an obnoxious, trash-talking sidekick, but Spawn finally pushes him one step too far, and he announces "you don't know who you're dealin' with... but it's time you found out". Everyone who knew the comic book knew what was coming, and it didn't disappoint: he gruesomely changes into Violator, and everything about his mannerisms changes. Now he speaks telepathically in a much more formal, darker tone that's almost totally devoid of humor (starting with the ominous line "now begins your training"), while laying down not only Spawn's first defeat in a fight, but a Curb-Stomp Battle at that. And the original HBO broadcast went one step further than the DVD's. Initially, his voice was a constantly shifting Voice of the Legion with both male and female elements; it practically required closed captioning to make out, but it really, really made Violator feel completely non-human. They switched to a more hissing, decipherable voice in reruns and DVD's that lost a little bit of the effect, but either way, it was the perfect demonstration that Clown's really, really Not So Harmless after all.
    • Shortly afterwards, we have Spawn's utter wtfpwnage of Overkill and Tony Twist. After a brutal battle where Overkill solidly defeats Spawn (but not without getting a piece of rebar right through his artificial eye), Overkill is being repaired... cue Spawn interrupting. Shortly after, Spawn pays Tony Twist, Overkill's boss, a visit and lets loose a bag full of Overkill's severed limbs and part of his face, followed by shooting Twist's goons in the legs and making Twist shit himself.
  • The climax of Ralph Bakshi's Wizards. Greatest wizards duel ever.
  • Every chase scene in Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. Not to mention when Little Creek came out of nowhere and jumped the Colonel when he was about to shoot Spirit. It ends with the epic leap of Spirit and Little Creek over the massive canyon.
  • Samurai Jack: The episode featuring the eight adamantium (y' know, the stuff that Wolverine's skeleton and claws are made out of) robots, when Jack calls for strength enough to defeat the last... and the blow he deals is enough to make a robot say, just before utter destruction:
    Lead Robot: UNBELIEVABLE.
    • Samurai versus Ninja.
    • The entirety of III. Jack in Feudal Japanese armor versus an army of robotic drones. The end result is too awesome for words. It ends with a pan shot of Jack on top of a mountain of enemies, covered in blood oil, waving the flag of the allies we was protecting. The end of the three part pilot, and the intro for many to just how amazing Samurai Jack was going to be.
    • The Scotsman's wife. That is all.
    • When Jack finally finds a time portal, he has to defeat the big blue guy guarding it. Said man pull out a gun and begans shooting. Jack tries to throw attention off of him by throwing some ninja stars left over from a previous fight at him. The guards' response? Pull out another gun and shoot the stars out of the air, a bullet apiece, all while keeping the other gun pointed at Jack.
    • "Jack and the Spartans". Samurai Jack plus Frank Miller's 300. Holy SHIT.
    • Episode XXXIV, "Jack and the Swamp Creature". In a bid to find another route to the past, Jack is led by a loudmouthed hermit, who is totally not Aku in disguise, to find the Armor of the Titan, Chronos. Jack faces numerous obstacles, but succeeds in gathering the helmet and gauntlets. The Hermit then summons Chronos to destroy Jack, berating the Samurai for being so stupid- until Chronos begins to fall apart. Jack emerges from the swamp, holding up the Eye of Chronos- the crystal from the helmet- and calls out Aku for his own complacency and laziness, telling how he saw the trap coming, before hacking at Aku with his magic sword. Aku manages to escape, but with the Eye, Jack may have the tool he needs to finish him once and for all.
    Jack: "Run, you cowardly shadow! For you know your destruction is at hand. It is just a matter of time.
    • Episode XIV "Jack Learns to Jump Good". The beginning has Aku in a field taunting Jack by playing keep away with a time portal. The ending sees Jack returning, only now having gained the ability to jump very very good.
    Aku: "Samurai fool! Your efforts are in vain again. This gateway to the past is once more beyond your rea-"
    Aku: "YOU CAN FLY?!"
    Jack: (with a badass smirk) "No. Jump Good."
    (Cut to credits)
    • Episode XLVII The Princess and the Bounty Hunters: The entire episode is about five bounty hunters teaming up in order to take down Jack. They're all made out to be pretty awesome. Jack himself only shows up in the last minute of the episode, with no dialogue, and proceeds to completely demolish them before leaving.
    • "Jack and the Lava Monster". Jack is attacked by a Norse warrior turned into the titular lava monster. At one moment Jack decides that their fight is pointless and decides to leave but the the monster pleads him to carry on as to fall in fair combat is the only way for him to rid himself of the curse and to ascend to Valhalla. Jack agrees.
      Monster:(having smacked Jack into a wall) "Rise, warrior! Rise! Honorably must I be defeated! I cannot let up!"
      Jack: (ominously) "Do not worry. I have only begun to fight!"
    • What about when he takes out the world's three greatest archers while blindfolded and then sacrifices a chance at going home to rid the world of the evil wishing well in VII Jack and the Three Blind Archers?
  • Billy and Mandy spinoff special Underfist had many of these for the central characters.
    • Irwin: Unleashing his monster powers and being able to hold his own against Hoss.
    • Hoss: Hoss was a living, breathing Moment of Awesome throughout the entire special.
    • Jeff & Fred: Their "I don't want to grow up" musical number.
    • Mindy: Her witch poition recipe musical number.
    • Bun Bun: Revealing that he was behind every major problem that befell everyone.
    • Skarr: His plan against Bun Bun, which results in Bun Bun's demise.
  • Roger, from American Dad!, after revealing that forcing himself to be nice is slowly poisoning him due to his weird alien biology. The whole family wants him to live, and urges him to be a jerk again. He asks for Steve to perform one of his dance moves for him (he'd spent the entire episode bragging about being a great backup dancer) and tore into him: "If you were trying to to create despair the likes of which have not been seen since Whoopi hosted the Oscars, then BRAVO. I can see millions rising up, demanding legislation that would force your legs amputated, incinerated and buried next to Hitler. In short, YOU SUCK."
    • Also, when he accidentally inhaled a lethal (to a human) amount of cocaine and had a shootout with five gangsters (which he would have won if the cocaine had not worn off)
      • Also a crowning moment for Steve: Lavate los manos!
    • Hayley has one in Meter Maid when she gets back at Roger for painting a nude picture of her, let Steve borrow it and not telling him it was his sister, and auctioning it.
      Hayley: You know what Roger? This is all your fault. I'm going kick your ass!
      Roger: Think you got a shot porn star? Bring it! (Hayley punches him in the gut) I wasn't ready. (Falls to the floor in a fetal position, wrapping his arms around his stomach) That how Houdini died.
    • Also Stan's plan to save Roger from an autopsy in "Office Spaceman".
    Roger: He switched the gas. Son of a bitch "Superman II'd" me!
  • The Backyardigans: Austin's solo during his song on "Tale of the Mighty Knights". Oh, all the things... All the things the goblin has grabbed...
  • Tim Burton's Corpse Bride:
    Victoria: [after informing Barkis of the bad news that her parents are broke — Barkis has not taken it well] Did things not go according to your plan, Lord Barkis? Well, perhaps, in disappointment, we are perfectly matched.
    • Emily gets one during the final fight sequence — Barkis has got Victor down for the count, goes to stab him — and Emily steps in front of him and takes the blow. (The rip in Emily's dress may indicate this is how Barkis KILLED her.)
    • Victor's is "Take. Your Hands. Off Her." Though really, the fight sequence could qualify — up until Emily's Moment of Awesome, he successfully holds off Barkis, armed with a sword, with a FORK. In fact, Barkis never touches him, but Victor scores at least THREE hits on him!
  • In the first Max Fleischer Superman cartoon short, a mad scientist is wreaking terror on Metropolis with his death ray. The Man of Steel acts as a human (well, Kryptonian) shield against the ray's beam, pushing it it back toward its source. When he gains the upper hand against the beam's force, the scientist jacks up the power level, and the ray pummels Supes with blasts of energy, knocking him about noticeably, and eventually slamming him back to the ground (remember, this is the less powered Superman of 1940). But just when it looks like he might be down for the count, Supes gathers up all his strength, and starts punching the beam back up to its source, his punches landing in time with the triumphant strains of Sammy Timberg's theme music.
    • Referenced in Justice League. Along with the iconic changing sequence.
    • For a hilarious re-edit/dub, check this out, still shows how awesome, if impossible that scene was: http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/43/Superman-and-the-Concentrated-Light-Ray
    • Another Moment of Awesome for Supes comes in his other Fleischer short "the Bulleteers". Some gangsters with a rocket car are destroying various buildings, and the car has sprouted wings and is heading toward the Treasury when Supes literally punches the car out of the way and sends it flying out of control.
  • Superjail!: The Warden gets one in the pilot episode when he reveals his Xanatos Gambit against the Twins. Made even more awesome in that this in the only time during the course of the series thus far in which a member of the Superjail staff actually scares the everloving crap out of the Twins.
    Twin A: Bravo to you.
    Twin B: We love the new uniforms.
    The Warden: I think you boys need to...step it up, because it's time for the big show.
    * full moon starts rising, causing some of the inmates in wolf costumes to turn into werewolves*
    Jared: Sir! We have to get out of here!
    The Warden: Adios, Twins.
    The Twins: ADI-5000.
  • In War Planets (aka Shadow Raiders), the heroes are fighting the Beast Planet as it about to fire one of its weapons and destroy one of the Allied worlds while Tekla is refusing to participate while she investigates some strange findings inside one of the planets. At the climax, the heroes are failing, the weapon is about to fire, but Tekla finds out a major secret as the Beast's weapon is fired; each of the planet is designed with it's own propulsion and navigational control system. When Tekla realizes what the planet can do, she orders an evasive maneuver and the heroes in space are stunned to see a whole planet suddenly dodge the Beast's shot! They also realize only Tekla could have brought this miracle about and now they have more options fighting the Beast than they ever imagined possible.
  • In the short-lived request-a-cartoon-series, JBVO, Johnny Bravo actually does a recap of an ENTIRE episode of Dragon Ball Z in fast-forward.
  • In the semi-series finale of Ed Eddn Eddy, Edd had been subjected to not only becoming the most feared boy in his entire school (which well and nearly killed his friendship with Ed), but also suffered the most brutal of beatdowns at the hands of Jimmy, the resident peace-lover. Before the Kanker Sisters were about to give him a "reward" for the fight, Eddy promptly yells HE'S! HAD! ENOUGH ALREADY!! at them, before telling them to beat it. Dumbfounded, they leave.
  • The Tick has many, starting with "The Tick vs. Filth" being one big sustained one for Sewer Urchin, who after years of taking everyone's crap and being regarded as moronic and useless, is revealed to be just as much of a hero as everyone else in his native environment, living in a luxurious apartment with all kinds of gadgets to take down sewer dwelling monsters. "Down here, I'm the apotheosis of cool."
    • "PUT THE MOON BACK, DEMON WAIF!"
  • G.I. Joe Resolute. Yeah, it's G.I. Joe, bet you didn't expect that. Except Warren Ellis got his hands all over it and you know what happens then. So far it's all awesome after awesome, but especially the scenes with Snake Eyes. After everything else he did during Part 2, the end when Snake Eyes flicks the blood from his blade is pure awesome.
  • In the 2007 TMNT film: Leonardo vs. Raphael. The two franchise-long rivals, finally getting into a real fight where they get to bawl each other out - first with words, then with weapons. And even though the plot demanded a particular winner, both combatants made a good show of it.
    • It's possible that this scene blew the budget on Awesome for the whole film, which could be why that quality only shows up in a couple other scenes, in lesser amounts.
  • Gormiti: The Lords of Nature Return: Nick, The Short Guy with Glasses, gets a Moment of Awesome in the first episode already, which may be one of the reasons why he's such a popular character. As Lavor is boasting in front of his own men about his plan to conquer Gorm and the Earth thanks to the Sulphur Stone, and showing off a captured Toby for good measure... Nick leaps up to the Sulphur Stone with a little help from Jessica and proceeds to single-handedly absorb it. For the record, the Sulphur Stone was at least twice as big as Nick in his Lord of Earth self is... and the resulting display is such that Lavor and his minions are sent running away in panic! And when all is finally over, Nick also adds a touch of funny by 'tagging' his brother! Watch the scene in its entirety here.
    • Jessica gets a good one in Episode 9. As Nick is busy trying to save Toby from the Volcano Gormiti (Toby seems to have a habit for getting captured, huh?), and the Sea Gormiti are trying to hold off Magmion's minions, Jessica is forced to fight Drakkon, Magmion's massive pet dragon, in a pitched battle above Mount Volcano... a battle which she handily wins through a combination of superior speed, quick thinking and the right dose of Super Strength! Click here to view it.
  • At one point in the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog episode "Robotnikland", Robotnik beans Sonic with a monkey wrench mid-Spin Attack.
    • Another one would be the conclusion of the Chaos Emeralds episodes. Sonic and Tails vs. Supreme High Robotnik, anyone?
  • Secret Saturdays When Fiskerton saves Zack's life by beating some webbing out of one of Argost's henchmen to stop a train, and is dragged off by Argost afterwards.
  • King Julien (Yes, that King Julien) gets one in an episode of The Penguins of Madagascar during a hockey game against the sewer rats. It can be summed up in six words: "NONE MAY TOUCH THE ROYAL FEET!"
    • Private has his own during Untouchable: how do you beat an enemy you can't touch? Simple: build a robot suit so you can hug him. Or pop him like a grape if he doesn't repent.
  • Wallace & Gromit. The Wrong Trousers. The titular heroes are locked into a deadly train chase with the evil penguin thief Feathers McGraw. The aforementioned dastard switches tracks, leaving our heroes destined for a painful crash. However, at the last possible second, Gromit notices a nearby box of "spare track". He grabs it and begins laying track in front of the speeding train, guiding it to safety, his paws a blur.
    • At the beginning of the scene, Wallace, normally The Load, ends up stuck in his Tencho-Trousers standing on the caboose in the parallel track. As he rolls by Feathers, he snatches the pengiun's gun out of his flipper with a "I'll take THAT, if you don't mind!"
    • The moment after Feathers has pulled off the heist, and locked Wallace in the wardrobe. He turns around, and there's Gromit, with a rolling pin in hand, looking very cross. Of course, the next moment has Feathers pulling a gun, but still...awesome.
    • Wallace gets another one in A Close Shave by regimenting a bunch of usually mindless sheep both to break out Gromit and later form human (or sheep) pyramid while balancing on a motorbike escape.
    Wallace: Get yourselves organized down there!
  • The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack: In "100 Percensus", Captain K'Nuckles is constantly bothered by Flapjack to take a census and be accounted for. K'Nuckles, being K'Nuckles, thinks Flapjack wants him to count to four, which he can't do. Eventually, he comes around and takes the census, only to find that Stormalong has been taken over by pirates. He gives the census to the pirate captain (long story), who then proceeds to mock it:
    Pirate Captain: Pbbbbbt! You don't know how to read or write! Or draw. Ha! You probably can't even count to four!
    Captain K'nuckles: I can't count to four, but I can count to three.
    • Cue a crew of 100 pirates getting pushed off the docks of Stormalong by a very frustrated adventurer, three at a time.
    • The episode Willy!, which is one big Moment of Awesome for Flapjack himself, since he captures 8-Armed Willy and makes him sing.
  • Home Movies - in Guitarmageddon, Duane enters a guitar competition, but his dad takes his guitar away because of bad grades - already intimidated by nemesis Jimmy Monet, whose blistering performance he follows, he has to resort to using Brendon's trashed, untuned rental guitar - after a few crashing bits of noise and nearly going down in flames he pulls out and makes the guitar SING. He loses anyway, but gets Jimmy's girl, who thinks he was robbed.
    • Coach McGuirk popping up in the back seat of his heckler's car.
  • Say what you want about Sid from the Ice Age movies— you wouldn't be the first— but the guy repeatedly stands his ground against an angry mama T. rex in the third movie.
  • Beethoven urinating on the bully guard dog Killer in Beethoven The Animated Series.
  • Chaotic. Nothing is as awesome as facing down an entire wave of melted polar ice all by yourself, casting a time-freezing spell to keep the whole world and everyone in it from being drowned, and then getting frozen inside the subsequent ice in the process. Heroic Sacrifice to end all Heroic Sacrifices...that is, until the most recent episode, wherein the power of the First Tree was drawn upon to completely obliterate Vitog, thus saving Perim again. After that, Tangath Toborn did indeed deserve to "go to a world where an old warrior like him can live to fight another day". Besides being quite the Tear Jerker, it also included a very nice Crowning Moment of Heartwarming:
    Tangath Toborn, to Heptadd: Stay strong... Maxxor makes a lot of enemies.
    • Tom's victories over Codemasters Crellen and Hotekk were pretty sweet, even more so with the fact that Tom is the only known character on the show to beat two codemasters.
  • From Storm Hawks, Stork's sequence in the episode "Fire and Ice". First, he evades the (pissed-off) Raptors, then, back on the ship, they finally catch up. He looks his usual, pessimistic, paranoid self, until, well...Oh, this could be bad...for them. He begins loosing off traps on them until they find him at the bridge, and, well, his 'last request' pretty much sums up the scene. "Get off my ship." Cue violent ejection of the Raptors.
    • "The Lesson": The Storm Hanks managed to whup the Cyclonians one on one, or in the case of Stork vs the Raptors one on three, who were beefed up on enhancement crystals by using moves they learned through playing carvinal games. Aerrow's was the best, he pulled of a Batman Gambit by giving his skimmer a huge speed making the Dark Ace think he was running away until he saw that Aerrow had him at point blank range on his own skimmer.
    Dark Ace: Just one question. How?
    Aerrow: How else? We've been training.(Blasts the Dark with his Lighting Claw Maneuver).
  • In The Amazing World of Gumball, Nicole's badass-ness in "The DVD". [1]
    Nicole: Don't you DARE run away from your mother!
  • From Johnny Test, Dukey's rant at Johnny, Susan, Mary, and Hugh for risking their lives for money. Plus getting Hugh to think he's only imagining Dukey was talking.
  • The Magic School Bus. Arnold fighting against a freking T-REX! Granted, he was "grown up" at the time, but still- that was a T-REX!!!!
  • What about the episode of Cyberchase where the Cybersquad gets tricked into going to Tick Tockia because they think Hacker's sent Slider through the portal to the realm in question? Slider manages to pull out a screwdriver and get the floor to fall out from under him without Hacker noticing and then attempts to stop the giant clock to save his friends. Granted he failed at the last bit but it is still AWESOME!
  • The Tuff Puppy episode Guard Dog is one for Dudley, He and Kitty had to protect the Chameleon from enemies. Dudley and Chameleon teamed up and Kicked Snaptrap and his goons butts while Kitty was shirking her duties in the Cat Car. After the Doom Agents were arrested, Kitty arrived saying that she looked everywhere for villians Dudley saw right through that and he Handcuffed her along with all the villians Dudley and Chameleon had to fight. I know Kitty's The Woobie But she kind of had it coming.

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