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* After being attacked by an entire garden of the most horrible things Neil Gaiman can imagine, Coraline still strides into the theatre isle, watched by all those dead dogs, and shows nothing but determination. TakenALevelInBadass, indeed.

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* After being attacked by an entire garden of the most horrible things Neil Gaiman can imagine, Coraline still strides into the theatre isle, watched by all those dead dogs, and shows nothing but determination. TakenALevelInBadass, TookALevelInBadass, indeed.


!!'''As a Moments subpage, [[Administrivia/SpoilersOff all spoilers are unmarked.]] Administrivia/YouHaveBeenWarned.'''



* After Coraline has [[spoiler:escaped the Other Mother's metal spider web and climbed through the little door into the hallway, the Other Mother pries the door open and hisses]] -- and Coraline ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu kicks her in the face]]''.
* Wybie gets his own moment in the sun. After the Other Wybie heroically [[spoiler:rescues Coraline, knowing how the Other Mother would punish his betrayal]], the real Wybie calls Coraline crazy before getting chased away -- not particularly auspicious. But then at the end, when Coraline is being dragged by the Other Mother's [[spoiler:disembodied hand]], he comes riding down out of the dark to [[spoiler:grab the hand, fall into the well, then climb back out in time to smash the thing to smithereens]]. And then he apologizes for insulting her and calls her "Coraline" -- the first time anyone in the Pink Palace has gotten her name right.
* [[spoiler:After being attacked by an entire garden of the most horrible things Neil Gaiman can imagine, Coraline still strides into the theatre isle, watched by all those dead dogs,]] and shows nothing but determination. TakenALevelInBadass, indeed.

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* After Coraline has [[spoiler:escaped escaped the Other Mother's metal spider web and climbed through the little door into the hallway, the Other Mother pries the door open and hisses]] hisses -- and Coraline ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu kicks her in the face]]''.
* Wybie gets his own moment in the sun. After the Other Wybie heroically [[spoiler:rescues rescues Coraline, knowing how the Other Mother would punish his betrayal]], betrayal, the real Wybie calls Coraline crazy before getting chased away -- not particularly auspicious. But then at the end, when Coraline is being dragged by the Other Mother's [[spoiler:disembodied hand]], disembodied hand, he comes riding down out of the dark to [[spoiler:grab grab the hand, fall into the well, then climb back out in time to smash the thing to smithereens]].smithereens. And then he apologizes for insulting her and calls her "Coraline" -- the first time anyone in the Pink Palace has gotten her name right.
* [[spoiler:After After being attacked by an entire garden of the most horrible things Neil Gaiman can imagine, Coraline still strides into the theatre isle, watched by all those dead dogs,]] dogs, and shows nothing but determination. TakenALevelInBadass, indeed.



* Coraline ultimately [[spoiler: locking the Other Mother away, with the latter pleading to be let out stating that she'll die otherwise. The "Demon" was begging the "little kid" for mercy;]] that is beyond awesome.
* When Coraline begins her quest to find the [[spoiler: ghost children's marble eyes]], she first goes to the garden. There, [[spoiler:Other Father has been strapped into his harvester by gloved hands, which force him to attack Coraline as he [[ApologeticAttacker begs for forgiveness]]. But rather than simply watch his "daughter" be killed, he fights back against the Other Mother's control and is able to wrench his arm free from the machine. He quickly throws Coraline the marble as he plummets to his death, screaming, "TAKE IT!" The fact that this pumpkin creature which had almost no will of its own outright defies the dangerous Other Mother is a true DyingMomentOfAwesome.]]

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* Coraline ultimately [[spoiler: locking the Other Mother away, with the latter pleading to be let out stating that she'll die otherwise. The "Demon" was begging the "little kid" for mercy;]] mercy; that is beyond awesome.
* When Coraline begins her quest to find the [[spoiler: ghost children's marble eyes]], eyes, she first goes to the garden. There, [[spoiler:Other Other Father has been strapped into his harvester by gloved hands, which force him to attack Coraline as he [[ApologeticAttacker begs for forgiveness]]. But rather than simply watch his "daughter" be killed, he fights back against the Other Mother's control and is able to wrench his arm free from the machine. He quickly throws Coraline the marble as he plummets to his death, screaming, "TAKE IT!" The fact that this pumpkin creature which had almost no will of its own outright defies the dangerous Other Mother is a true DyingMomentOfAwesome.]]
DyingMomentOfAwesome.


** That said, the whole movie is possibly the biggest CMOA in the history of stop-motion.



* When Coraline begins her quest to find the [[spoiler: ghost children's marble eyes]], she first goes to the garden. There, [[spoiler:Other Father has been strapped into his harvester by gloved hands, which force him to attack Coraline as he [[ApologeticAttacker begs for forgiveness]]. But rather than simply watch his "daughter" be killed, he fights back against the Other Mother's control and is able to wrench his arm free from the machine. He quickly throws Coraline the marble as he plummets to his death, screaming, "TAKE IT!". The fact that this pumpkin creature which had almost no will of its own outright defies the dangerous Other Mother is a true DyingMomentOfAwesome.]]

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* When Coraline begins her quest to find the [[spoiler: ghost children's marble eyes]], she first goes to the garden. There, [[spoiler:Other Father has been strapped into his harvester by gloved hands, which force him to attack Coraline as he [[ApologeticAttacker begs for forgiveness]]. But rather than simply watch his "daughter" be killed, he fights back against the Other Mother's control and is able to wrench his arm free from the machine. He quickly throws Coraline the marble as he plummets to his death, screaming, "TAKE IT!". IT!" The fact that this pumpkin creature which had almost no will of its own outright defies the dangerous Other Mother is a true DyingMomentOfAwesome.]]


* Wybie gets his own moment in the sun. After the Other Wybie heroically [[spoiler:rescues Coraline, knowing how the Other Mother would punish his betrayal]], the real Wybie calls Coraline crazy before getting chased away -- Not particularly auspicious. But then at the end, when Coraline is being dragged by the Other Mother's [[spoiler:disembodied hand]], he comes riding down out of the dark to [[spoiler:grab the hand, fall into the well, then climb back out in time to smash the thing to smithereens]]. And then he apologizes for insulting her and calls her "Coraline" -- the first time anyone in the Pink Palace has gotten her name right.

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* Wybie gets his own moment in the sun. After the Other Wybie heroically [[spoiler:rescues Coraline, knowing how the Other Mother would punish his betrayal]], the real Wybie calls Coraline crazy before getting chased away -- Not not particularly auspicious. But then at the end, when Coraline is being dragged by the Other Mother's [[spoiler:disembodied hand]], he comes riding down out of the dark to [[spoiler:grab the hand, fall into the well, then climb back out in time to smash the thing to smithereens]]. And then he apologizes for insulting her and calls her "Coraline" -- the first time anyone in the Pink Palace has gotten her name right.



* The movie's mere existence is a huge CMOA to the world of stop-motion, 3D and animations in general. It ''utterly annihilates'' almost every single limitation of stop-motion.

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* The movie's mere existence is a huge CMOA to the world of stop-motion, 3D 3D, and animations in general. It ''utterly annihilates'' almost every single limitation of stop-motion.



* Coraline ultimately [[spoiler: locking the other mother away, with the latter pleading to be let out stating that she'll die otherwise. The "Demon" was begging the "little kid" for mercy;]] that is beyond awesome.

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* Coraline ultimately [[spoiler: locking the other mother Other Mother away, with the latter pleading to be let out stating that she'll die otherwise. The "Demon" was begging the "little kid" for mercy;]] that is beyond awesome.


* There's just something remarkably awesome about Coraline packing up a bunch of everyday items as her LockAndLoad montage. The music helps it along--you just know in that moment that this girl is something else.
* After Coraline has [[spoiler:escaped the Other Mother's metal spider web and climbed through the little door into the hallway, the Other Mother pries the door open and hisses]] - and Coraline ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu kicks her in the face]]''.
* Wybie gets his own moment in the sun. After the Other Wybie heroically [[spoiler:rescues Coraline, knowing how the Other Mother would punish his betrayal]], the real Wybie calls Coraline crazy before getting chased away - Not particularly auspicious. But then at the end, when Coraline is being dragged by the Other Mother's [[spoiler:disembodied hand]], he comes riding down out of the dark to [[spoiler:grab the hand, fall into the well, then climb back out in time to smash the thing to smithereens]]. And then he apologizes for insulting her and calls her "Coraline" - The first time anyone in the Pink Palace has gotten her name right.

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* There's just something remarkably awesome about Coraline packing up a bunch of everyday items as her LockAndLoad montage. The music helps it along--you along -- you just know in that moment that this girl is something else.
* After Coraline has [[spoiler:escaped the Other Mother's metal spider web and climbed through the little door into the hallway, the Other Mother pries the door open and hisses]] - -- and Coraline ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu kicks her in the face]]''.
* Wybie gets his own moment in the sun. After the Other Wybie heroically [[spoiler:rescues Coraline, knowing how the Other Mother would punish his betrayal]], the real Wybie calls Coraline crazy before getting chased away - -- Not particularly auspicious. But then at the end, when Coraline is being dragged by the Other Mother's [[spoiler:disembodied hand]], he comes riding down out of the dark to [[spoiler:grab the hand, fall into the well, then climb back out in time to smash the thing to smithereens]]. And then he apologizes for insulting her and calls her "Coraline" - The -- the first time anyone in the Pink Palace has gotten her name right.


* Coraline ultimately [[spoiler: locking the other mother away, with the latter pleading to be let out stating that she'll die otherwise. The "Demon" was begging the "little kid" for mercy]] that is beyond awesome.
* When Coraline begins her quest to find the [[spoiler: ghost children's marble eyes]], she first goes to the garden. There, [[spoiler: Other Father has been strapped into his harvester by gloved hands, which force him to attack Coraline as he [[ApologeticAttacker begs for forgiveness]]. But rather than simply watch his "daughter" be killed, he fights back against the Other Mother's control and is able to wrench his arm free from the machine. He quickly throws Coraline the marble as he plummets to his death, screaming, "TAKE IT!". The fact that this pumpkin creature which had almost no will of its own outright defies the dangerous Other Mother is a true DyingMomentOfAwesome.]]

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* Coraline ultimately [[spoiler: locking the other mother away, with the latter pleading to be let out stating that she'll die otherwise. The "Demon" was begging the "little kid" for mercy]] mercy;]] that is beyond awesome.
* When Coraline begins her quest to find the [[spoiler: ghost children's marble eyes]], she first goes to the garden. There, [[spoiler: Other [[spoiler:Other Father has been strapped into his harvester by gloved hands, which force him to attack Coraline as he [[ApologeticAttacker begs for forgiveness]]. But rather than simply watch his "daughter" be killed, he fights back against the Other Mother's control and is able to wrench his arm free from the machine. He quickly throws Coraline the marble as he plummets to his death, screaming, "TAKE IT!". The fact that this pumpkin creature which had almost no will of its own outright defies the dangerous Other Mother is a true DyingMomentOfAwesome.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis NO!]] [[{{Determinator}} I'M!]] [[ImprovisedWeapon NOT!]]'']]



* [[PunctuatedForEmphasis NO!]] [[{{Determinator}} I'M!]] [[ImprovisedWeapon NOT!]]

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* [[PunctuatedForEmphasis NO!]] [[{{Determinator}} I'M!]] [[ImprovisedWeapon NOT!]]As pictured above, the famous "NO! I'M! NOT!" scene.


* [[spoiler: Coraline and Wybie's final battle with the Other Mother... or at least her hand]]


* When Coraline begins her quest to find the [[spoiler: ghost children's marble eyes]], she first goes to the garden. There, [[spoiler: Other Father has been strapped into his harvester by gloved hands, which force him to attack Coraline as he [[ApologeticAttacker begs for forgiveness]]. But rather than simply watch his "daughter" be killed, he fights back against the Other Mother's control and is able to wrench his arm free from the machine. He quickly throws Coraline the marble as he plummets to his death. The fact that this pumpkin creature which had almost no will of its own outright defies the dangerous Other Mother is a true Moment of Awesome.]]

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* When Coraline begins her quest to find the [[spoiler: ghost children's marble eyes]], she first goes to the garden. There, [[spoiler: Other Father has been strapped into his harvester by gloved hands, which force him to attack Coraline as he [[ApologeticAttacker begs for forgiveness]]. But rather than simply watch his "daughter" be killed, he fights back against the Other Mother's control and is able to wrench his arm free from the machine. He quickly throws Coraline the marble as he plummets to his death. death, screaming, "TAKE IT!". The fact that this pumpkin creature which had almost no will of its own outright defies the dangerous Other Mother is a true Moment of Awesome.DyingMomentOfAwesome.]]


* After Coraline has [[spoiler:escaped the Other Mother's metal spider web and climbed through the little door into the hallway, the Other Mother pries the door open and hisses]] - and Coraline ''[[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu kicks her in the face]]''.

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* After Coraline has [[spoiler:escaped the Other Mother's metal spider web and climbed through the little door into the hallway, the Other Mother pries the door open and hisses]] - and Coraline ''[[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu kicks her in the face]]''.


* When Coraline begins her quest to find the [[spoiler: ghost children's marble eyes]], she first goes to the garden. There, [[spoiler: Other Father has been strapped into his harvester by gloved hands, which force him to attack Coraline as he [[ApologeticAttacker begs for forgiveness]]. But rather than simply watch his "daughter" be killed, he fights back against the Other Mother's control and is able to wrench his arm free from the machine. He quickly throws Coraline the marble as he plummets to his death. The fact that this pumpkin creature which had almost no will of its own outright defies dangerous Other Mother is a true Moment of Awesome.]]

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* When Coraline begins her quest to find the [[spoiler: ghost children's marble eyes]], she first goes to the garden. There, [[spoiler: Other Father has been strapped into his harvester by gloved hands, which force him to attack Coraline as he [[ApologeticAttacker begs for forgiveness]]. But rather than simply watch his "daughter" be killed, he fights back against the Other Mother's control and is able to wrench his arm free from the machine. He quickly throws Coraline the marble as he plummets to his death. The fact that this pumpkin creature which had almost no will of its own outright defies the dangerous Other Mother is a true Moment of Awesome.]]



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* When Coraline begins her quest to find the [[spoiler: ghost children's marble eyes]], she first goes to the garden. There, [[spoiler: Other Father has been strapped into his harvester by gloved hands, which force him to attack Coraline as he [[ApologeticAttacker begs for forgiveness]]. But rather than simply watch his "daughter" be killed, he fights back against the Other Mother's control and is able to wrench his arm free from the machine. He quickly throws Coraline the marble as he plummets to his death. The fact that this pumpkin creature which had almost no will of its own outright defies dangerous Other Mother is a true Moment of Awesome.]]


* Coraline ultimately [[spoiler: locking the other mother away, with the latter pleading to be let out stating that she'll die otherwise. The "Demon" was begging the little kid for mercy]] that is beyond awesome.

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* Coraline ultimately [[spoiler: locking the other mother away, with the latter pleading to be let out stating that she'll die otherwise. The "Demon" was begging the little kid "little kid" for mercy]] that is beyond awesome.


* Coraline ultimately [[spoiler: locking the other mother away, with the latter pleading to be let out stating that she'll die otherwise. The DEMON was begging the little kid for mercy]] that is beyond awesome.

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* Coraline ultimately [[spoiler: locking the other mother away, with the latter pleading to be let out stating that she'll die otherwise. The DEMON "Demon" was begging the little kid for mercy]] that is beyond awesome.

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