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** What makes the above moment so special is that Ishikawa's forte is Data Gathering, not combat, and that he's usually working behind the scenes. So him doing something a bit more physically kickass instead of mentally is good deal of what makes this moment so utterly awesome. In a similar way, something that felt like a CMOA for Batou, Section 9's Number 2 Badass (after the Major), is when, rather than his usual kicking physical ass kickass stuff (though he does have a few CMOA that follow along those lines too), he's telling Gouda that he sucks, and why, deconstructing his plan, well, what Section 9 know of it so far. Sure, he was reading keynotes given him by the Major, but still, that scene must have left a massive dent in Gouda's ego.
*** How about when he needed extra processing power and so he used the cyberbrains of the customers at a pachinko parlor he owned, while making the machines pay out big in return for the help.

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** What makes the above moment so special is that Ishikawa's forte is Data Gathering, not combat, and that he's usually working behind the scenes. So him doing something a bit more physically kickass instead of mentally is good deal of what makes this moment so utterly awesome. In a similar way, something that felt like a CMOA
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for Batou, Section 9's Number 2 Badass (after the Major), is when, rather than his usual kicking physical ass kickass stuff (though he does have a few CMOA that follow along those lines too), he's telling Gouda that he sucks, and why, deconstructing his plan, well, what Section 9 know of it so far. Sure, he was reading keynotes given him by the Major, but still, that scene must have left a massive dent in Gouda's ego.
*** How about when he * On one occasion, Batou needed extra processing power and so he used the cyberbrains of the customers at a pachinko parlor he owned, while making the machines pay out big in return for the help.

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* The JASDF's epic flyby of the American sub.


---> "What the hell is with [[BadassGrandpa this geezer's]] tactical competence?"

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---> "What the hell is with [[BadassGrandpa this geezer's]] geezer's tactical competence?"


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** Episode 23 "Equinox". [[spoiler: The Major had posed as the Laughing Man and had an extended conversation with the head of Serano Genomics, the whole time, Serano was convinced she was the genuine article.]] "And I was never in a single school play either." ''indeed.''

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** Episode 23 "Equinox". [[spoiler: The Major had posed as the Laughing Man and had an extended conversation with the head of Serano Genomics, the whole time, Serano was convinced she was the genuine article.]] article. "And I was never in a single school play either." ''indeed.''



* Ishikawa has a CMOA in the last episode of SAC 2nd Gig, when [[spoiler: after one of Gouda's lackeys pulls a gun on him demanding he hand over the plutonium, he knocks the guy out with his left arm, still in a cast.]]

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* Ishikawa has a CMOA in the last episode of SAC 2nd Gig, when [[spoiler: after one of Gouda's lackeys pulls a gun on him demanding he hand over the plutonium, he knocks the guy out with his left arm, still in a cast.]]



** I would just like to point out part of what makes the above moment so special is that Ishikawa's forte is Data Gathering, not combat, and that he's usually working behind the scenes. So him doing something a bit more physically kickass instead of mentally is good deal of what makes this moment so utterly awesome. In a similar way, something that felt like a CMOA for Batou, Section 9's Number 2 Badass (after the Major), is when, rather than his usual kicking physical ass kickass stuff (though he does have a few CMOA that follow along those lines too), he's telling Gouda that he sucks, and why, deconstructing his plan, well, what Section 9 know of it so far. Sure, [[spoiler:he was reading keynotes given him by the Major]], but still, that scene must have left a massive dent in Gouda's ego.
*** How about when he needed extra processing power and so he [[spoiler:used the cyberbrains of the customers at a pachinko parlor he owned, while making the machines pay out big in return for the help.]]
** Another moment is when, at the end of Stand Alone Complex, Ishikawa releases the data seeds and then catches the Umibozu commandos in an explosion. And nearly walking away from it, then snarking at The Captain while he's being beaten.
* [[spoiler:Section 9's]] last stand, after [[spoiler:Aramaki's]] BatmanGambit? The following episodes were pretty much [=CMoAs=] for everyone.

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** I would just like to point out part of what What makes the above moment so special is that Ishikawa's forte is Data Gathering, not combat, and that he's usually working behind the scenes. So him doing something a bit more physically kickass instead of mentally is good deal of what makes this moment so utterly awesome. In a similar way, something that felt like a CMOA for Batou, Section 9's Number 2 Badass (after the Major), is when, rather than his usual kicking physical ass kickass stuff (though he does have a few CMOA that follow along those lines too), he's telling Gouda that he sucks, and why, deconstructing his plan, well, what Section 9 know of it so far. Sure, [[spoiler:he he was reading keynotes given him by the Major]], Major, but still, that scene must have left a massive dent in Gouda's ego.
*** How about when he needed extra processing power and so he [[spoiler:used used the cyberbrains of the customers at a pachinko parlor he owned, while making the machines pay out big in return for the help.]]
help.
** Another moment is when, When, at the end of Stand Alone Complex, Ishikawa releases the data seeds and then catches the Umibozu commandos in an explosion. And nearly walking away from it, then snarking at The Captain while he's being beaten.
* [[spoiler:Section 9's]] %%* Section 9's last stand, after [[spoiler:Aramaki's]] BatmanGambit? The following episodes were pretty much [=CMoAs=] for everyone.



** Tachikomas [[spoiler:sacrificing themselves for Batou? Three weaponless Tachikomas against a full battle suit. So awesome that it convinced the Major that they'd grown ''souls.'']] Also qualifies as a TearJerker. What's particularly striking is that, when the Tachikomas are on the brink of despair over their [[spoiler: powerlessness to stop the armored suit without ammunition, the Major is the one to talk them out of it and inspire them to succeed. She does this by assuring them that their human-like curiosity and ability to experience feeling as people do, the very thing that originally convinced her they had become useless, is more empowering than their weapons would be.]] This is tantamount to the Major, of all people, admitting she was ''wrong.''
*** Just to hammer the point home, remember that they are intelligent tanks, designed and built as weapons. They gain sentience and what do they do? Turn against their creators? No. [[spoiler:They learn to ''love'' and sacrifice their lives ''of their own free will''.]]
** And later, at the end of 2nd Gig, The Tachikomas [[spoiler:hacking the thruster controls of their satellite, which contained all their personality data, and [[HeroicSacrifice ramming it into a nuclear missile]]. They make this more awesome by singing while doing it. What's even better is that they disobeyed the Major's orders, and came up with the plan on their own.]]
*** Both of these were made all the more awesome by the fact that [[spoiler: [[PinocchioSyndrome the song was about]] [[MechanicalLifeforms how they]] [[BecomeARealBoy were alive]]]] and [[spoiler: earlier they had pointed out a song they were singing (as they were being taken off to the labs to be disassembled) was about cattle being taken off to market and how "economic need takes precedence over friendship" without a single hint of bitterness]] respectively.
* Essentially anytime that [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Run Rabbit Junk]] plays one or more members of the team are [[LetsGetDangerous about to do something awesome]].

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** Tachikomas [[spoiler:sacrificing sacrificing themselves for Batou? Three weaponless Tachikomas against a full battle suit. So awesome that it convinced the Major that they'd grown ''souls.'']] '' Also qualifies as a TearJerker. What's particularly striking is that, when the Tachikomas are on the brink of despair over their [[spoiler: powerlessness to stop the armored suit without ammunition, the Major is the one to talk them out of it and inspire them to succeed. She does this by assuring them that their human-like curiosity and ability to experience feeling as people do, the very thing that originally convinced her they had become useless, is more empowering than their weapons would be.]] This is tantamount to the Major, of all people, admitting she was ''wrong.''
*** Just to hammer the point home, remember that they are intelligent tanks, designed and built as weapons. They gain sentience and what do they do? Turn against their creators? No. [[spoiler:They They learn to ''love'' and sacrifice their lives ''of their own free will''.]]
will''.
** And later, at the end of 2nd Gig, The Tachikomas [[spoiler:hacking hacking the thruster controls of their satellite, which contained all their personality data, and [[HeroicSacrifice ramming it into a nuclear missile]]. They make this more awesome by singing while doing it. What's even better is that they disobeyed the Major's orders, and came up with the plan on their own.]]
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*** Both of these were made all the more awesome by the fact that [[spoiler: [[PinocchioSyndrome the song was about]] [[MechanicalLifeforms how they]] [[BecomeARealBoy were alive]]]] alive]] and [[spoiler: earlier they had pointed out a song they were singing (as they were being taken off to the labs to be disassembled) was about cattle being taken off to market and how "economic need takes precedence over friendship" without a single hint of bitterness]] bitterness respectively.
* %%* Essentially anytime that [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Run Rabbit Junk]] plays one or more members of the team are [[LetsGetDangerous about to do something awesome]].



* The Laughing Man is in itself a Crowning Moment of Awesome. At the very least, it's an all-pervasive cultural phenomenon unintentionally started by someone who's possibly the world's most skilled hacker, [[spoiler:''accidentally'' inspires thirty-nine ''simultaneous'' assassination attempts on the same person]] and is quite probably [[spoiler:a sentient pure-data entity]] spontaneously spawned ''by pure injustice''. To top it all off, the Laughing Man is specifically stated, in-canon, to be an entity that's ''too cool to exist''. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Awesome]].
** It is never told [[spoiler: who, or what, put the information there when Aoi stumbled on it. it can be presumed that, somewhere out there, someone wants to see the justice through just like what Aoi did.]]

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* The Laughing Man is in itself a Crowning Moment of Awesome. At the very least, it's an all-pervasive cultural phenomenon unintentionally started by someone who's possibly the world's most skilled hacker, [[spoiler:''accidentally'' ''accidentally'' inspires thirty-nine ''simultaneous'' assassination attempts on the same person]] person and is quite probably [[spoiler:a a sentient pure-data entity]] entity spontaneously spawned ''by pure injustice''. To top it all off, the Laughing Man is specifically stated, in-canon, to be an entity that's ''too cool to exist''. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Awesome]].
** It is never told [[spoiler: who, or what, put the information there when Aoi stumbled on it. it can be presumed that, somewhere out there, someone wants to see the justice through just like what Aoi did.]]



* I couldn't have been the only one who thought Goda's demise was awesome!

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* %%* I couldn't have been the only one who thought Goda's demise was awesome!



* Batou [[spoiler: single handedly defeating a small group of professional soldiers and a ''powered armour suit'' with nothing more than a pistol, one grenade and one eye-hack]] in episode 24. This man can sure hold his ground.

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* Batou [[spoiler: single handedly defeating a small group of professional soldiers and a ''powered armour suit'' with nothing more than a pistol, one grenade and one eye-hack]] eye-hack in episode 24. This man can sure hold his ground.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJARJ3P0HJA The sniper duel]] between Saito and Raj Puhto in ''Solid State Society.''

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* %%* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJARJ3P0HJA The sniper duel]] between Saito and Raj Puhto in ''Solid State Society.''


* The Tachikomas are cute little Crowning Moments on legs. ''Everything'' they do ends, eventually, in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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* The Tachikomas are cute little Crowning Moments on legs. ''Everything'' they do ends, eventually, in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.



* Essentially anytime that [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Run Rabbit Junk]] plays one or more members of the team are [[LetsGetDangerous about to do something awesome]].

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* Essentially anytime that [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Run Rabbit Junk]] plays one or more members of the team are [[LetsGetDangerous about to do something awesome]].



* The Laughing Man is in itself a Crowning Moment of Awesome. At the very least, it's an all-pervasive cultural phenomenon unintentionally started by someone who's possibly the world's most skilled hacker, [[spoiler:''accidentally'' inspires thirty-nine ''simultaneous'' assassination attempts on the same person]] and is quite probably [[spoiler:a sentient pure-data entity]] spontaneously spawned ''by pure injustice''. To top it all off, the Laughing Man is specifically stated, in-canon, to be an entity that's ''too cool to exist''. [[CrowningMomentofAwesome Awesome]].

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* The Laughing Man is in itself a Crowning Moment of Awesome. At the very least, it's an all-pervasive cultural phenomenon unintentionally started by someone who's possibly the world's most skilled hacker, [[spoiler:''accidentally'' inspires thirty-nine ''simultaneous'' assassination attempts on the same person]] and is quite probably [[spoiler:a sentient pure-data entity]] spontaneously spawned ''by pure injustice''. To top it all off, the Laughing Man is specifically stated, in-canon, to be an entity that's ''too cool to exist''. [[CrowningMomentofAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Awesome]].

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** This was probably because she -- and several other members of Section 9 -- replayed Togusa's memories of getting shot by narcs while learning the truth about the [[WithholdingTheCure Murai Vaccine]]. Between the breadth of the conspiracy, everyone being influenced by Togusa's hyper-idealistic nature and ''witnessing'' Togusa's memories of the narcs slaughtering the [[LaResistance Sunflower Society]], she and the rest of Section 9 were ''already'' pissed off. Kusanagi nearly getting her head smushed by the ''exact same guy?'' Oh yeah, she's in full CoolBigSis mode.


** Though us viewers in 2015 might have a different opinion...


* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJARJ3P0HJA The sniper duel]] between Saito and Raj Puhto in ''Solid State Society.''

<<|{{SurgarWiki/MomentOfAwesome}}|>>

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJARJ3P0HJA The sniper duel]] between Saito and Raj Puhto in ''Solid State Society.''

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** Can we just go back and look at this again? The Major [[BadAss gets into a tug-of-war with an artificially-intelligent attack helicopter, loaded for bear]] and ''wins.''

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** Can we just go back and look at this again? The Major [[BadAss gets into a tug-of-war with an artificially-intelligent attack helicopter, loaded for bear]] bear and ''wins.''



<<|{{SurgarWiki/MomentOfAwesome}}|>>

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** It is never told [[spoiler: who, or what, put the information there when Aoi stumbled on it.]]

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** It is never told [[spoiler: who, or what, put the information there when Aoi stumbled on it. it can be presumed that, somewhere out there, someone wants to see the justice through just like what Aoi did.]]


** It is never told [[spoiler: who, or what, put the file there when Aoi stumbled on it.]]

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** It is never told [[spoiler: who, or what, put the file information there when Aoi stumbled on it.]]

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** Though us viewers in 2015 might have a different opinion...


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**It is never told [[spoiler: who, or what, put the file there when Aoi stumbled on it.]]



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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJARJ3P0HJA The sniper duel]] between Saito and Raj Puhto in ''Solid State Society.''


* And the famous scene where the Major kills a guy through a skyscraper window, then fades into the night, while in freefall.

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* And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AAjy8zSbbU the famous scene scene]] where the Major kills a guy through a skyscraper window, then fades into the night, while in freefall.

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** Can we just go back and look at this again? The Major [[BadAss gets into a tug-of-war with an artificially-intelligent attack helicopter, loaded for bear]] and ''wins.''

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