Awesome / Zatch Bell!

  • The end of the Faudo arc contains one for just about everyone — Ponygon, Kanchome, and Tia all fight bravely against Rodeux despite getting beaten. Momon alerts everyone that Kiyo is coming back, which gives him the willpower to successfully fend off Zeon's two Dragons while carrying Zatch on his back, without a single offensive spell. Then he sacrifices his book to save his partner, and tearfully apologizes for failing everyone- except Kiyo returns earlier than he expected to tell Momon that he did a great job just before he disappears. Then Kiyo and Zatch deliver the most epic curbstomp battle in the series to Rodeux, having already mastered multiple new spells that he's never used before. Then there's the whole battle between Zatch and Zeon, with the debut of the true Bao, everyone helping Zatch overcome its evil spirit, Cherish overcoming her fears and defying Zeon, and finally after Zeon's defeat and redemption- his giving Zatch his electrical powers to boost Bao even further and destroy Faudo in one shot before it destroys Japan.
  • Brago's short but wonderful the reason you suck speech to Zofis in episode 88. I don't think I was the only one who assumed this from the look on Zofis' face.
  • Just about anytime that Bao Zakeruga is used.
  • The end of the Clear Note battle when all of the previously defeated Mamodo and Brago combine their powers with Gash and Kiyomaro's Golden Book. While in space.
    • Gash using Ted's power to punch back Clear Note's giant fists. Said giant fists cave in from the impact.
  • Kid instructing Kanchome and Falgore how to defeat Belguim E.O. after Professor Riddle had been gravely injured and while his book was burning.
    • Not to mention his final spell.
      • And Dr. Riddles' Heroic Resolve afterwards to not give into depression over losing Kido like he did with his grandson all those years ago. He's seeing this thing through to the end.
  • Sherry and Brago defeating the group of thousand year Mamodo.
  • Umagon and Sunbeam during the fight with Clear Note.
  • Cherish and Nicole shooting at Zeon and releasing the captured Umagon, Tio, and Kanchome, while overcoming her trauma from Zeon's lightning.
  • Brago and Sherry's entire fight with Zofis and Koko
  • Gash when he used his own body as a means to hold up the barrier, knowing full when that it would kill him and then...
    • Bari for taking over and allowing Gash to escape knowing full well that the barrier would kill him.
    • In the same vein, the flashback to Bari taking on an extremely powerful dragon demon, and winning. The dragon is so impressed by this he happily congratulates Bari just before disappearing.
  • Wonrei's fight against Unko Tin Tin
    • more specifically when he used his own body to shield Li Yen, Tio, and Megumi from Unko Tin Tin's self destruct.
      • ...and survives.
  • Tio shielding everyone from Clear Note's attack
  • In one of the episodes of Zatch Bell, when Zatch was hanging on trying to save Naomi from a big lion, all hope seems lost. Naomi, who was scared at first, looked up at Zatch. When the lion was about to crush her, she jumped very high and started climbing like there was no tomorrow to save Zatch and herself!
  • Chapters 250-252 are a collective one for Monmon. When he learns that Kiyomaro is alive and returning to the battlefield, the little monkey finds his courage and devotes himself to protecting Gash no matter what. He fights without a single spell that can inflict injury, and runs rings around both Jedun and Rodeux, using his spells to their fullest effect(and learning two more mid battle), and his ability to sense magic to easily dodge both of them. He nearly wins the fight too, only failing when Elle receives an injury that forces him to save her first at the cost of his book. He does however buy time for Kiyomaro to return, which was his original intention.
  • A small, overlooked one for filler character Shion Hibiki. In the fifth and final episode featuring her (by which her spellbook has already been burned and her mamodo partner has left her) she's filled with a new resolve, snaps out of her Heroic B.S.O.D., goes all Action Girl and throws herself at the arc's main villain in order to knock the MacGuffin out of his hand. This action ends up breaking said MacGuffin and allowing Zatch to defeat the bad guys. And seeing as said bad guys had screwed with Shion this whole story, it's definitely a case of Laser-Guided Karma.
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  • Brago wiping out the entire Quirky Miniboss Squad with one attack without taking a hit himself. There's also the last thing he says to a defeated Zophise, smashing up a bulldozer with one bare-handed punch... everything Brago does fits on this page. This manga also contains Bari, who rivals Brago for the position of "walking Moment of Awesome". And of course there's Patie and Byonko's Heroic Sacrifice, and everything about Kiees/Keys...
    • Speaking of Bari, he's the only character in the entire manga to be completely undefeated throughout. When he goes back, it's on his own terms, and there are strong indications he could actually have taken Zeno, Rodeaux, and Jedun by himself.
  • Brago gets another one when he punches Clear in the face for two reasons. One the only other time Clear really got hit was when Ashuron impaled him and that nearly killed him. Two, about three seconds ago Clear was telling Brago he doesn't stand a chance like the last time they fought.
  • Almost everything Sherry does qualifies as well. Particularly the way she fought Zophise's mind controlled humans AND demons!
  • FOLGORE earns one when Kanchome begins abusing his power, wanting to crush Goomu with his new found Mind Rape powers. Folgore blocks a punch from a now Faudo level Kanchome, and talks down a now psycho demon. Chapter 300 has turned the simple pop star into pure awesome. Also, his badass normal status for being being every bit the Determinator as Kiyo and Sherry, and a bit of Made of Iron for never seeming to get more than cut up for all the attacks he takes for and from Kanchome.
  • Folgore's Badass metaphor thing (not sure if there is a trope for that), that he used to convince Kanchome to stop (I'm paraphrasing but this is the main conversation the two have, minus the flashback).
    Folgore: Don't you understand Kanchome? A bird won't rest on a lion's fangs.
    Kanchome: Then... what you said that night... but... but... I don't want to go back to my weak self!
    Folgore: Kanchome... I forgot to tell you that night... but the hippo is strong... especially when it's protecting its children... IT CAN EVEN DEFEAT A LION!!!
  • Ted has a few as well.
    • From his moments with saving Gash from Earth to his protection of the group and declaration to Cherish before ultimately having his book burned and helping Gash with his body enhancement powers after gaining the Golden Spellbook. Time and time again he has shown his badass qualities. In the anime he even fights against Bari which is a draw! Talk about awesome!! Did I mention he's shorter than Gash without his hair?
  • Won Lei is plenty awesome, but especially when after being separated from the rest of the group by a nigh impenetrable wall, he gets the living crap utterly beat out of him by Unko Tin-tin, until his partner Lee Yen powers him up from the other side (while BLINDFOLDED) and he turns the tables by beating him to a point where Unko decides to self destruct in order to have the last laugh, with a blast powerful enough to destroy above mentioned impenetrable wall and kill everyone on the other side of it. Won Lei, whilst in the process of being sent back to the Demon World, resolves himself to protect those on the other side of the wall by STANDING BACK UP and using himself and the awesome of his presence as a shield. By the time the self destruction is over, all that's left of the wall is HIS SILHOUETTE, behind which Lee Yen and the others were hiding.
  • The entire ending of the final fight; from Danny appearing to save Gash when everything seems hopeless to just about every ally Gash has ever made (and then some) showing up in spirit form to launch a huge, several chapter assault on Clear is pretty much this + Heartwarming Moment.
  • Just about anytime that Baou Zakeruga is used.
  • Cherish finally ignoring the fear of Zeon's lighting during Ted's battle. Arms folded while being electrocuted saying how pathetic she was if something like this was able to break her after all she's been through back in the demon world, protecting her fellow orphans.
  • Zatch dominating Maruss for most of the fight; Maruss had previously bullied Zatch and looked on him as a weakling and he is PISSED when Zatch manages to hand him his ass for most of the duel.