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* Artemis [[spoiler: stealing all Jon Spiro's billions... and donating them to Greenpeace... ''minus 10% commission''.]] '''ICONIC MOVE'''.

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* Artemis [[spoiler: stealing all Jon Spiro's billions... and donating them to Greenpeace...charity... ''minus 10% commission''.]] '''ICONIC MOVE'''.




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\n* Artemis [[spoiler: stealing all Jon Spiro's billions... and donating them to Greenpeace... ''minus 10% commission''.]] '''ICONIC MOVE'''.


** Even the human-hating fairies acknowledge it as awesome (it basically turns Butler into a legend, with the footage of the battle used in LEP training videos), and one of them has to be assured that it wasn't a hallucination brought on by delirium from severe wounds. Holly's encounter with the troll in Italy that's used as a bad example is in the same one as this moment. Butler's confrontation with the same troll is far too badass for the fairies to receive it negatively. Holly's is used [[WhatTheHellHero by her instructor in a class she takes]]. Butler's is in the hand-to-hand combat instruction class.

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** Even the human-hating fairies acknowledge it as awesome (it basically turns Butler into a legend, with the footage of the battle used in LEP training videos), and one of them has to be assured that it wasn't a hallucination brought on by delirium from severe wounds. Holly's encounter with the troll in Italy that's used as a bad example is in the same one as this moment. Butler's confrontation with the same troll is far too badass for the fairies to receive it negatively. Holly's is used [[WhatTheHellHero by her instructor in a class she takes]]. takes, Butler's is in the hand-to-hand combat instruction class.



* Juliet manages to [[BavarianFireDrill infiltrate a SWAT Unit and convince them she's a rookie]]. All after she convinced a desk clerk at the building the rest of the crew were infiltrating that she was a little girl asking if her "invisible friend" could come along (so that Holly could enter the building - Fairies have to have permission to enter a human dwelling in order to enter it without becoming sick)? [[CuteBruiser Cute, powerful]], ''and'' versatile.
** This troper can't believe an earlier scene in the book, where she first confuses two muscle bound henchmen with what can only be described as [[TechnoBabble Psychology Babble]], then completely mops the floor with them.
*** ''"Guess what?" "What?" said Pex. "You're not supposed to deep-fry sushi."''

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* Juliet manages to [[BavarianFireDrill infiltrate a SWAT Unit and convince them she's a rookie]]. All after she convinced a desk clerk at the building the rest of the crew were infiltrating that she was a little girl asking if her "invisible friend" could come along (so that Holly could enter the building - Fairies have to have permission to enter a human dwelling in order to enter it without becoming sick)? [[CuteBruiser Cute, powerful]], ''and'' versatile.
** This troper can't believe an earlier scene in the book, where
As well as that, she first confuses two muscle bound henchmen with what can only be described as [[TechnoBabble Psychology Babble]], then completely mops the floor with them.
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them. [[CuteBruiser Cute, powerful]], ''and'' versatile.
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''"Guess what?" "What?" said Pex. "You're not supposed to deep-fry sushi."''


* Shortly after the above, Butler trumps that by taking on a troll (which in the ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' series, are 10 foot tall, 900 pound, crazed engines of death, with retractable claws, and poison tusks) and beats it to a quivering pulp, ''using a mace, ancient knight armor, and his BARE HANDS''. Once Butler's done beating the troll to a bloody pulp, he proceeds to ''forcibly chuck the broken 900 pound killing machine out the front door'', while nonchalantly stating: "And don't come back."

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* Shortly after the above, Butler trumps that by taking on a troll (which in the ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' series, are 10 foot tall, 900 pound, crazed engines of death, with retractable claws, and poison tusks) and beats it to a quivering pulp, ''using a mace, ancient knight armor, and his BARE HANDS''. Once Butler's done beating the troll to a bloody pulp, he proceeds to ''forcibly chuck the broken 900 pound killing machine out the front door'', while nonchalantly stating: "And don't come back."" The troll only survives the encounter because Holly asks Butler not to kill it.


*** Oh, and for some FridgeBrilliance? Humans and fairies have known about each other for about ''10,000 years.'' In that time, no human has ever taken down a troll single-handedly. Except for Domovoi Butler, who's just. That. Badass.



* The Hostage exchange on Taipei 101, Artemis is able to pull off a gigantic BatmanGambit, save Minerva, extract N°1 and initially get cleanly away from Billy Kong's Hit squad. On a side note, he also subtlety manipulated Kong into choosing the meeting spot where he would have the advantage.
** Butler holding a trained killer with deadly martial arts to the wall, then throwing him across the room for Holly to shoot in mid-flight.

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* The Hostage hostage exchange on Taipei 101, Artemis is able to pull off a gigantic BatmanGambit, save Minerva, extract N°1 and initially get cleanly away from Billy Kong's Hit hit squad. On a side note, he also subtlety subtly manipulated Kong into choosing the meeting spot where he would have the advantage.
** Butler holding a trained killer with deadly martial arts to the wall, then throwing him across the room for Holly to shoot in mid-flight.


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** Even the human-hating fairies acknowledge it as awesome (it basically turns Butler into a legend, with the footage of the battle used in LEP training videos), and one of them has to be assured that it wasn't a hallucination brought on by delirium from severe wounds. Holly's encounter with the troll in Italy that's used as a bad example is in the same one as this moment. Butler's confrontation with the same troll is far too {{Badass}} for the fairies to receive it negatively. Holly's is used [[WhatTheHellHero by her instructor in a class she takes]]. Butler's is in the hand-to-hand combat instruction class.

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** Even the human-hating fairies acknowledge it as awesome (it basically turns Butler into a legend, with the footage of the battle used in LEP training videos), and one of them has to be assured that it wasn't a hallucination brought on by delirium from severe wounds. Holly's encounter with the troll in Italy that's used as a bad example is in the same one as this moment. Butler's confrontation with the same troll is far too {{Badass}} badass for the fairies to receive it negatively. Holly's is used [[WhatTheHellHero by her instructor in a class she takes]]. Butler's is in the hand-to-hand combat instruction class.



* Trouble Kelp's defense of Police Plaza. Managing to keep the enemy off ''without working weapons'' until the heroes could win the day. [[BadAss Bad. Ass.]]

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* Trouble Kelp's defense of Police Plaza. Managing to keep the enemy off ''without working weapons'' until the heroes could win the day. [[BadAss Bad. Ass.]]


* Artemis's and Root's first "meeting" on the booby trapped whaling vessel, Root is smug until he sees the LCD countdown and Semtex.....

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* During Artemis's and Root's first "meeting" on the booby trapped whaling vessel, Root is smug until he sees the LCD countdown and Semtex.....plastique.....




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\n** Relatively minor, but [[CoolOldLady Vinyaya]] demanded a weapon during the siege despite not being an active-duty officer. When this is brought up, [[ImprobableAimingSkills she hadn't missed once yet]].



* Minerva gets one where she's able to kidnap Number 1 and wisk him away before Holly can do anything. Artemis knows this, doesn't bother to do anything and afterwards, applauded her.
* The Hostage exchange on Taipei 101, Artemis is able to pull off a gigantic BatmanGambit, save Minerva, extract Number 1 and initially get cleanly away from Billy Kong's Hit squad. On a side note, he also subtlety manipulated Kong into choosing the meeting spot where he would have the advantage.

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* Minerva gets one where she's able to kidnap Number 1 N°1 and wisk whisk him away before Holly can do anything. Artemis knows this, doesn't bother to do anything and afterwards, applauded her.
* The Hostage exchange on Taipei 101, Artemis is able to pull off a gigantic BatmanGambit, save Minerva, extract Number 1 N°1 and initially get cleanly away from Billy Kong's Hit squad. On a side note, he also subtlety manipulated Kong into choosing the meeting spot where he would have the advantage.



* The Showdown with Opal Kobi on the giant steps, starting with a horse chase, turning into a aerial chase and finally an epic standoff where Artemis instigates another BatmanGambit which ends up destroying most of the giant steps and burries Koboi alive.

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* The Showdown with Opal Kobi Koboi on the giant steps, starting with a horse chase, turning into a aerial chase and finally an epic standoff where Artemis instigates another BatmanGambit which ends up destroying most of the giant steps and burries Koboi alive.



* Artemis informs the group that to destroy the Beserker Gate [[spoiler: they will need a super-laser. [[CrazyPrepared One of which he has in his barn.]] No one else is surprised to hear this, though Butler is quite annoyed that Artemis built it when he was supposed to be exercising]].

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* Artemis informs the group that to destroy the Beserker Berserker Gate [[spoiler: they will need a super-laser. [[CrazyPrepared One of which he has in his barn.]] No one else is surprised to hear this, though Butler is quite annoyed that Artemis built it when he was supposed to be exercising]].


Minerva gets one where she's able to kidnap Number 1 and wisk him away before Holly can do anything. Artemis knows this, doesn't bother to do anything and afterwards, applauded her.

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Minerva *Minerva gets one where she's able to kidnap Number 1 and wisk him away before Holly can do anything. Artemis knows this, doesn't bother to do anything and afterwards, applauded her.



--->'''Holly''': "Pull."

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--->'''Holly''': "Pull."Pull.



* Late in the book, Artemis saves Holly by timing a laser blast so it hits her attacker ''in the past before he could kill her''!


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* Late in the book, Artemis saves Holly by timing a laser blast so it hits her attacker ''in the past before he could kill her''!





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\n* Leonor Carsby [[spoiler: wrestles free from her husband's influence, tells him she's ready to die and gets to fly one more time as she pilots an ambulance into the Atlantis Trench to save an underwater hospital.]]


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*** ''"Guess what?" "What?" said Pex. "You're not supposed to deep-fry sushi."''

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** This troper can't believe an earlier scene in the book, where she first confuses two muscle bound henchmen with what can only be described as [[TechnoBabble Psychology Babble]], then completely mops the floor with them.




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\n* Late in the book, Artemis saves Holly by timing a laser blast so it hits her attacker ''in the past before he could kill her''!

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