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* When Wednesday tries intimidating Donar when he starts slipping from his control, Donar is having ''none of it''. The disparity of power between them due to Donar's popularity is made clear when her breaks Wednesday's spear in two with a single swing of his hammer.

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* When Wednesday tries intimidating Donar when he starts slipping from his control, Donar is having ''none of it''. The disparity of power between them due to Donar's popularity is made clear when her he breaks Wednesday's spear in two with a single swing of his hammer. hammer.

[[AC:[[Recap/AmericanGodsS2E7TreasureOfTheSun Episode 7 - Treasure of the Sun]]]]
* Lugh and his army fighting One-Eyed Balor and the Fomorians.
* Sweeney, as a DyingMomentOfAwesome, flips Wednesday off when he sends gungnir (which he was run through with) to the horde, putting a massive dent in Wednesday's plans.


[[AC:[[Recap/AmericanGodsS2E6DonarTheGreat Donar the Great]]]]

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* Donar's strongman performance, exhibiting impressive levels of strength all to the beats of a {{Jazz}}y rendition of ''Music/RideOfTheValkyries''.
* When Wednesday tries intimidating Donar when he starts slipping from his control, Donar is having ''none of it''. The disparity of power between them due to Donar's popularity is made clear when her breaks Wednesday's spear in two with a single swing of his hammer.


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[[AC:Episode 2 - The Secret of Spoons]]

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[[AC:Episode 3 - Head Full of Snow]]

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[[AC: Episode 4 - The Git Gone]]

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[[AC: Episode 5 - Lemon Scented You]]

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[[AC: Episode 6 - A Murder of Gods]]

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[[AC: [[AC:[[Recap/AmericanGodsS1E6AMurderOfGods Episode 6 - A Murder of Gods]]Gods]]]]



[[AC: Episode 8 - Come To Jesus]]

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[[AC: [[AC:[[Recap/AmericanGodsS1E8ComeToJesus Episode 8 - Come To Jesus]]Jesus]]]]



* The end of the season, when [[GaiasRevenge Easter takes away the spring]].

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* The end of the season, when [[GaiasRevenge Easter takes away the spring]].spring]].
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[[AC:[[Recap/AmericanGodsS2E1HouseOnTheRock Episode 1 - House on the Rock]]]]
* When Mr. World's assassin begins his massacre, Shadow manages to evade all gun fire, sneak out of the diner and actually manages to beat the assassin into submission.

[[AC:[[Recap/AmericanGodsS2E2TheBeguilingMan Episode 2 - The Beguiling Man]]]]
* How does Mr. Wednesday solve Shadow's abductuion problem? [[WeaponizedCar He parks his car in-front of the tracks of the train holding Shadow]]. He even gives it a eulogy that one would give to a Viking before it dies an honorable death.
--> '''Mr. Wednesday:''' Betty. Betty the Barbarian. You were forged from blue-collar sweat in the heartland of a forcibly-Christian land. You are not what you came into this world as, but instead a Berserker, and worthy of a Berserker's honor.
--> '''Mr. Nancy:''' Aw, hell no.
--> '''Mr. Wednesday:''' You are the standard of my world, for it might not be your way, I honor you in the most holy way that I know. A looming locomotive is the flaming arrow that soars through the heavy air from the bow of a Viking king. Let it strike you true and light your path to Valhalla!
--> '''Mr. Nancy:''' Valhalla? Ain't nobody going to ''[[PrecisionFStrike fucking]]'' Valhalla! I'll see you in Cairo.

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* The Nunnyunnini sequence from episode 5. Good Gods, it's beautiful from start to finish.

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-->"You saved me. Thank you. What's your name?"
-->"You already know my name."


* The very first scene we see the lengths the Vikings will go to get home. From self mutilation, sacrifice to an all out battle. The fight is bloody and uncompromising. Showing both their determination but the [[JerkassGods kind of Gods the Old World was dealing with.]]
* Shadow and Sweeney's bar brawl is a no holds bar fight that is both impressive and brutal.

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* The very first scene we see the lengths the Vikings will go to in order to get home. From home, ranging from self mutilation, mutilation and sacrifice to an all out battle. The fight is bloody and uncompromising. Showing uncompromising, showing both their determination but and the [[JerkassGods kind of Gods the Old World was dealing with.]]
* Shadow and Sweeney's bar brawl is a [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown no holds bar fight fight]] that is both impressive and brutal.

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-->'''Mr. Wednesday''': I am called Glad-O-War, Grim, Raider, and Third. I am One-eyed. I am also called Highest, and True-Guesser. I am Grimnir, and the Hooded One. I am All-Father, Gondlir, Wand-bearer. I have as many names as there are winds. As many titles as there are ways to die. My ravens are Huginn and Muninn, Thought and Memory. My wolves are Freki and Geri. My horse is the gallowed. I am... [[NoIndoorVoice ODIN]]!


* Wednesday hams it up with a ''hell'' of a BadassBoast at the end when he tells Shadow who he really is, flash-frying a bunch of the Technical Boy's mooks with a lightning bolt and dedicating their deaths to Easter, empowering her to steal and then resurrect spring. This display of power, a blatant fuck-you to the new gods, finally convinces Mr. World to take Wednesday seriously and give him the war he wants.

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* Wednesday hams it up with a ''hell'' of a BadassBoast at the end when he tells Shadow who he really is, flash-frying a bunch of the Technical Boy's mooks with a lightning bolt and dedicating their deaths to Easter, empowering her to steal and then resurrect spring. This display of power, a blatant fuck-you to the new gods, finally convinces Mr. World to take Wednesday seriously and give him the war he wants.wants.
* The end of the season, when [[GaiasRevenge Easter takes away the spring]].


* Shadow goads Czernobog into a checkers rematch. Preying on his insecurities and pride. Managing to beat him and enlist him into Mr Wednesday cause despite himself. While Czernobog fully intends to [[spoiler: claim Shadows life at a later date.]] He is never the less impressed the other man got the better of him.

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* Shadow goads Czernobog into a checkers rematch. Preying rematch by preying on his insecurities and pride. Managing pride, eventually managing to beat him and enlist him into Mr Wednesday cause despite himself. Mr. Wednesday's cause. While Czernobog fully intends to [[spoiler: claim Shadows Shadow's life at a later date.]] He date]], he is never the less nevertheless impressed that the other man got the better of him.



* The reveal that a newly [[spoiler: back from the dead Laura Moon]] rescued Shadow from the lynching in episode one. She tears apart Technical Boys goons and frees Shadow from the rope. At one point she literally kicks one of the assailants [[CruelAndUnusualDeath spinal cord and skull out of his body with one kick.]]

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* The reveal that a newly [[spoiler: back from the dead Laura Moon]] rescued Shadow from the lynching in episode one. She tears apart Technical Boys Boy's goons and frees Shadow from the rope. At one point point, she literally kicks one of the assailants assailants' [[CruelAndUnusualDeath spinal cord and skull out of his body with one kick.body.]]


* When Anansi arrives to answer the prayer of the captured African slaves, he gives a speech that is meant to manipulate them into being sacrifices for his personal gain, but is still a twisted kind of awesome. He explains that this is only the beginning of their slow deaths, the dehumanization and oppression of their race, and that their only hope now is for an infinitesimally small sliver of justice by taking some of the oppressors down with them.

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* When Anansi arrives to answer the prayer of the captured African slaves, he gives a speech that is meant to manipulate them into being sacrifices for his personal gain, but is still a twisted kind of awesome. He explains that this is only the beginning of their slow deaths, the dehumanization and oppression of their race, descendants, and that their only hope now is for an infinitesimally small sliver of justice by taking some of the oppressors down with them.


-->'''Slave''': But the ship will burn. All of us will die.

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-->'''Slave''': [in Ghanaian] But the ship will burn. All of us will die.


* When Anansi arrives to answer the prayer of the captured African slaves, he gives a speech that is a meant to manipulate them into being sacrifices for his personal gain, but is still a twisted kind of awesome. He explains that this is only the beginning of their slow deaths, the dehumanization and oppression of their race, and that their only hope now is for an infinitesimally small sliver of justice by taking some of the oppressors down with them.

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* When Anansi arrives to answer the prayer of the captured African slaves, he gives a speech that is a meant to manipulate them into being sacrifices for his personal gain, but is still a twisted kind of awesome. He explains that this is only the beginning of their slow deaths, the dehumanization and oppression of their race, and that their only hope now is for an infinitesimally small sliver of justice by taking some of the oppressors down with them.


* Anansi arrives to answer the prayer of the captured African soon-to-be slaves. He gives a speech that explains that this is only the beginning of their slow deaths, the dehumanization and oppression of their race, and that their only hope now is for an infinitesimally small sliver of justice by taking some of the oppressors down with them.

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* When Anansi arrives to answer the prayer of the captured African soon-to-be slaves. He slaves, he gives a speech that is a meant to manipulate them into being sacrifices for his personal gain, but is still a twisted kind of awesome. He explains that this is only the beginning of their slow deaths, the dehumanization and oppression of their race, and that their only hope now is for an infinitesimally small sliver of justice by taking some of the oppressors down with them.

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