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** Soon after we get to see the Freedom's signature "[[BeamSpam Full-Burst mode]]. Yzak's reaction (''"What the hell was THAT?!"'') just makes it better.

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** Soon after we get to see the Freedom's signature "[[BeamSpam Full-Burst mode]].mode]]". Yzak's reaction (''"What the hell was THAT?!"'') just makes it better.


* Kira's final battle with Rau. Even after Rau [[StuffedIntoTheFridge tries to break him by murdering Flay]], Kira gets the urge to fight on from her spirit. He proceeds to [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya regain his spirit]] and fight Rau on even ground before ultimately defeating him and ''pushing him in front of the giant KillSat''

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* Kira's final battle with Rau. Even after Rau [[StuffedIntoTheFridge tries to break him by murdering Flay]], Kira gets the urge to fight on from her spirit. He proceeds to [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya regain his spirit]] and fight Rau on even ground before ultimately defeating him and ''pushing him in front of the giant KillSat''KillSat''.


** The duel between Kira and Athrun could really be a Crowning Moment for the ''[[GrowingTheBeard series itself]]''. Up until this point, both of them have been trying to capture/convert each other, since they're {{Forgotten Childhood Friend}}s. However, now ItsPersonal because they've both just had [[AnyoneCanDie a friend and comrade in arms killed]] by the other. Now [[TheGlovesComeOff The Gloves]] ''[[TheGlovesComeOff Come]] '''[[TheGlovesComeOff Off]]''''', and this fight becomes [[CombatBreakdown a brutal slugfest]] with both of them putting everything they have into killing the other.

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** The duel between Kira and Athrun could really be a Crowning Moment for the ''[[GrowingTheBeard series itself]]''.''series itself''. Up until this point, both of them have been trying to capture/convert each other, since they're {{Forgotten Childhood Friend}}s. However, now ItsPersonal because they've both just had [[AnyoneCanDie a friend and comrade in arms killed]] by the other. Now [[TheGlovesComeOff The Gloves]] ''[[TheGlovesComeOff Come]] '''[[TheGlovesComeOff Off]]''''', and this fight becomes [[CombatBreakdown a brutal slugfest]] with both of them putting everything they have into killing the other.


* As only natural for a Gundam series, there is lots of AwesomeMusic to go around, but [[http://youtu.be/Wn82iJlwulI the fourth OP]] is especially an example of Crowing Music of Awesome.

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* As only natural for a Gundam series, there is lots of AwesomeMusic SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic to go around, but [[http://youtu.be/Wn82iJlwulI the fourth OP]] is especially an example of Crowing Music of Awesome.


** episode 36: [[spoiler: Lacus and Athrun. RoseHairedSweetie who's completely unarmed vs. emotionally-unstable AcePilot with a gun? RoseHairedSweetie [[BadassPacifist wins]] ''[[ProperLady without raising her voice]]''.]] Following this, a number of Patrick Zala's hitmen show up and corners her on stage. [[spoiler: Then Lacus' guards pick them off like flies. They were hiding and no one noticed; Lacus only ''appeared'' to be alone and exposed. In reality, she was perfectly safe the whole time.]]

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** episode Episode 36: [[spoiler: Lacus and Athrun. RoseHairedSweetie who's completely unarmed vs. emotionally-unstable AcePilot with a gun? RoseHairedSweetie [[BadassPacifist wins]] ''[[ProperLady without raising her voice]]''.]] Following this, a number of Patrick Zala's hitmen show up and corners her on stage. [[spoiler: Then Lacus' guards pick them off like flies. They were hiding and no one noticed; Lacus only ''appeared'' to be alone and exposed. In reality, she was perfectly safe the whole time.]]


** Kira has experience with programming mobile suit OS' If you recall in the first episode it has him running and programming data for a new OS for a mobile suit like object. It is also mentioned that Kira had been helping him for quite some time as he carries data for it around. Doesn't make it less assume.

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** Kira has experience with programming mobile suit OS' If you recall in the first episode it has him running and programming data for a new OS for a mobile suit like object. It is also mentioned that Kira had been helping him for quite some time as he carries data for it around. Doesn't make it less assume.awesome.


** From a meta perspective, no matter how you feel about the decision, [[spoiler: Mu not only did the impossible by managing to block a positron blast with just (an extremely damaged to boot) Strike, but managed to ''survive it'']] You have to give points to him for absolutely living up to his boast, if nothing else.

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** From a meta perspective, no matter how you feel about the decision, [[spoiler: Mu not only did the impossible by managing to block a positron blast with just (an extremely damaged to boot) Strike, but managed to ''survive it'']] it''.]] You have to give points to him for absolutely living up to his boast, if nothing else.


** She also manages to organize a resistance movement within the ZAFT military and give Kira the Freedom with relative ease. She just walks in and hands it to him like she owns it.

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** episode 36: [[spoiler: Lacus and Athrun. RoseHairedSweetie who's completely unarmed vs. emotionally-unstable AcePilot with a gun? RoseHairedSweetie [[BadassPacifist wins]] ''[[ProperLady without raising her voice]]''.]] Following this, a number of Patrick Zala's hitmen show up and corners her on stage. [[spoiler: Then Lacus' guards pick them off like flies. They were hiding and no one noticed; Lacus only ''appeared'' to be alone and exposed. In reality, she was perfectly safe the whole time.]]
** She also manages to organize a resistance movement within the ZAFT military and give Kira the Freedom with relative ease. She just walks in and hands it to him like she owns it.
**The media war she starts with Patrick Zala goes so heavily in her favor that he gives up trying to brand her as a traitor. Episode 42 shows one of his minions on TV saying she is an UnwittingPawn of the "evil naturals" and that his administration is trying to "save her". Lacus' reputation and ability as an orator are so sterling that they have to resort to this feeble tactic. It's also an awesome credit to her security detail for keeping her so well hidden that she can't just be shot.



** episode 36: [[spoiler: Lacus and Athrun. RoseHairedSweetie who's completely unarmed vs. emotionally-unstable AcePilot with a gun? RoseHairedSweetie [[BadassPacifist wins]] ''[[ProperLady without raising her voice]]''.]] Following this, a number of Patrick Zala's hitmen show up and corners her on stage. [[spoiler: Then Lacus' guards pick them off like flies. They were hiding and no one noticed; Lacus only ''appeared'' to be alone and exposed. In reality, she was perfectly safe the whole time


* While not having to do with fighting, Lacus herself gets a few. Her first one is when she ''demands'' Rau withdraw from fighting the Archangel after Kira frees her. Up until this point she's come off as an IdolSinger with a touch of CloudCuckoolander, and has never raised her voice once. To suddenly hear her yelling at Rau for trying to start a battle is pretty awesome. She also manages to organize a resistance movement within the ZAFT military, give Kira the Freedom with relative ease, and then steal the new battleship ZAFT had been developing. For a total non combatant Lacus arguably makes as many contributions to ending the war as Kira does.
** Lacus and the Clyne Faction HIJACKING A WARSHIP was epic win.
** episode 36: [[spoiler: Lacus and Athrun. RoseHairedSweetie who's completely unarmed vs. emotionally-unstable AcePilot with a gun? RoseHairedSweetie [[BadassPacifist wins]]. ''[[ProperLady Without raising her voice]]''.]]

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* While not having to do with fighting, Lacus herself gets a few. For a total non combatant Lacus arguably makes as many contributions to ending the war as Kira does.
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Her first one is when she ''demands'' Rau withdraw from fighting the Archangel after Kira frees her. Up until this point she's come off as an IdolSinger with a touch of CloudCuckoolander, and has never raised her voice once. To suddenly hear her yelling at Rau for trying to start a battle is pretty awesome. awesome.
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She also manages to organize a resistance movement within the ZAFT military, military and give Kira the Freedom with relative ease, ease. She just walks in and then steal hands it to him like she owns it.
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the new battleship ZAFT had been developing. For a total non combatant Lacus arguably makes as many contributions to ending the war as Kira does.
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Lacus and the Clyne Faction HIJACKING A WARSHIP was epic win.
** episode 36: [[spoiler: Lacus and Athrun. RoseHairedSweetie who's completely unarmed vs. emotionally-unstable AcePilot with a gun? RoseHairedSweetie [[BadassPacifist wins]]. wins]] ''[[ProperLady Without without raising her voice]]''.]]]] Following this, a number of Patrick Zala's hitmen show up and corners her on stage. [[spoiler: Then Lacus' guards pick them off like flies. They were hiding and no one noticed; Lacus only ''appeared'' to be alone and exposed. In reality, she was perfectly safe the whole time


** From a meta perspective, no matter how you feel about it the decision, [[spoiler: Mu not only did the impossible by managing to block a positron blast with just (an extremely damaged to boot) Strike, but managed to ''survive it'']] You have to give points to him for absolutely living up to his boast, if nothing else.

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** From a meta perspective, no matter how you feel about it the decision, [[spoiler: Mu not only did the impossible by managing to block a positron blast with just (an extremely damaged to boot) Strike, but managed to ''survive it'']] You have to give points to him for absolutely living up to his boast, if nothing else.

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** From a meta perspective, no matter how you feel about it the decision, [[spoiler: Mu not only did the impossible by managing to block a positron blast with just (an extremely damaged to boot) Strike, but managed to ''survive it'']] You have to give points to him for absolutely living up to his boast, if nothing else.


** His BigDamnHeroes / DynamicEntry in ''"The Descending Sword"'' is one of the highlights of the series. As the ''Archangel'' desperately tries to put some distance between it and the Alaskan base (which is about to self-destruct), a lone [[MechaMooks GINN]] gets the drop on the crew. Just as it's about to blow the bridge to Kingdom Come (in dramatic slo-mo), a beam rifle shot from above blows the gun out of the unit's hands, followed a second later by the Freedom literately dropping out of the sky and [[OffWithHisHead decapitating]] the ZAFT unit with a quick sword slash. Right about then is when ''[[http://vimeo.com/27009599 Meteor]]'' kicks in as the Freedom rises up in front of the ''Archangel'' and [[http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130911195047/gundam/images/2/29/Freedom_Archangel.JPG deploys it's wings]], as if to say "''[[HesBack I have returned]]!'' ''If you want the Archangel, you're [[IAmYourOpponent going to have to get past]] '''[[IAmYourOpponent ME]]'''''!"

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** His BigDamnHeroes / DynamicEntry in ''"The Descending Sword"'' is one of the highlights of the series. As the ''Archangel'' desperately tries to put some distance between it and the Alaskan Alaska base (which is about to self-destruct), [[ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure self-destruct]]), a lone [[MechaMooks GINN]] gets the drop on the crew. Just as it's about to blow the bridge to Kingdom Come (in dramatic slo-mo), a beam rifle shot from above blows the gun out of the unit's hands, followed a second later by the Freedom literately dropping out of the sky and [[OffWithHisHead decapitating]] the ZAFT unit with a quick sword slash. Right about then is when ''[[http://vimeo.com/27009599 Meteor]]'' kicks in as the Freedom rises up in front of the ''Archangel'' and [[http://static2.[[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130911195047/gundam/images/2/29/Freedom_Archangel.JPG net/gundam/images/2/29/Freedom_Archangel.JPG/revision/latest?cb=20130911195045 deploys it's wings]], as if to say "''[[HesBack I have returned]]!'' ''If "''If you want the Archangel, you're [[IAmYourOpponent going to have to get past]] '''[[IAmYourOpponent ME]]'''''!"


** [[spoiler:"Huh? Buster?"]]

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** [[spoiler:"Huh? Buster?"]]When [[spoiler: he comes back and saves the Archangel from an ambush during the Battle of Orb. Not a single person on that ship saw it coming.]]
--> '''Sai:''' ...The Buster...? ''*Miriallia gasps*''

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