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** [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome We may not know how it happened]] but whoever managed to survive against [[OneManArmy Johnny]] [[BloodKnight Gat]] deserves some recognition.

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** [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome We may not know how it happened]] but whoever managed to survive against Surviving [[OneManArmy Johnny]] [[BloodKnight Gat]] deserves some recognition.is pretty amazing when you consider it. [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome We may not now how he did it,]] but kudos to [[spoiler:Troy]] for somehow pulling it off.

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** [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome We may not know how it happened]] but whoever managed to survive against [[OneManArmy Johnny]] [[BloodKnight Gat]] deserves some recognition.


** [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Alternatively, if you've unlocked the 'No damage from falls' ability, you could ignore the parachute and just faceplant the ground.]]

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** [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Alternatively, if you've unlocked the 'No damage from falls' ability, you could ignore the parachute and just faceplant the ground.]]


* The fact that, thanks to the second game's custom radio stations, everything in the game can be done while The Final Countdown plays in the background. Or Misery Business. Or Hands Up. Or Ride of the Valkyries. Or Deadly Sinners. Or Tchoupa Twist. [[AwesomeMusic Or a whole bunch of others.]]

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* The fact that, thanks to the second game's custom radio stations, everything in the game can be done while The Final Countdown plays in the background. Or Misery Business. Or Hands Up. Or Ride of the Valkyries. Or Deadly Sinners. Or Tchoupa Twist. [[AwesomeMusic [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Or a whole bunch of others.]]



* The entire premise of ''Saints Row 2'' is a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. Basically, you don't have a penny to your name when you escape from prison and proceed to dismantle three of the most powerful gangs in the world along with their mega-corporation sponsor. It's like the Kingpin's version of ''Born Again.''
* The entire escape from Stilwater Penitentiary is a CrowningMomentOfAwesome as you fight your way out of the prison hospital bay and end up fending off helicopters and police boats with a boat-mounted machine gun.

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* The entire premise of ''Saints Row 2'' is a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome. Basically, you don't have a penny to your name when you escape from prison and proceed to dismantle three of the most powerful gangs in the world along with their mega-corporation sponsor. It's like the Kingpin's version of ''Born Again.''
* The entire escape from Stilwater Penitentiary is a CrowningMomentOfAwesome SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome as you fight your way out of the prison hospital bay and end up fending off helicopters and police boats with a boat-mounted machine gun.



* The entire ''Secret Mission'' of ''Saints Row 2'' is one long CrowningMomentOfAwesome. You and Julius get a chance to go on one final team-up together, taking on what appears to be the entire Ultor Corporation military. [[spoiler: The tragedy when you avenge yourself on Julius, only makes the entire mission more awesome.]]

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* The entire ''Secret Mission'' of ''Saints Row 2'' is one long CrowningMomentOfAwesome.SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome. You and Julius get a chance to go on one final team-up together, taking on what appears to be the entire Ultor Corporation military. [[spoiler: The tragedy when you avenge yourself on Julius, only makes the entire mission more awesome.]]

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* Gat has committed 387 murders and 1 attempted murder, meaning he's ''never failed to kill a person before that one''.


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* The final fight with Maero opens with a brilliant moment of the Boss taunting Maero for confronting him alone only for him to respond with, "Who said I was alone." The stadium lights turn on showing the Boss surrounded by a dozen trucks with Maero in a ''Monster Truck''.


** It's even more impressive when you recognize the context. [[spoiler: The main character is avenging the death of his surrogate son Carlos. It's PoeticJustice when you realize that Maero forced you to MercyKill Carlos so you force him to kill his girlfriend.]]

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** It's even more impressive when you recognize the context. [[spoiler: The main character is avenging the death of his surrogate Carlos, who's basically an honorary little brother or even son Carlos.to the Boss. It's PoeticJustice when you realize that Maero forced you to MercyKill Carlos so you force him to kill his girlfriend.]]


--> '''Tobias' Cousin''': A for effort... But you're still [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] dead.

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--> '''Tobias' Cousin''': '''Richie''': A for effort... But you're still [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] dead.


** The final level of the Fight Club sections has you fight off six guys at once. You have to finish each and every last one of them off by [[NeckSnap ''breaking their neck.'']]
** The final level of the Drug Trafficking and Snatch sections is very, '''''very''''' chaotic and [[ThatOneLevel often]] [[ThatOneSidequestt difficult]] [[EverythingTryingToKillYou to survive]]. That then means success requires being a badass.

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** The final level of the Fight Club sections has you fight off six guys at once. You have to finish each and every last one of them off by [[NeckSnap ''breaking ''[[NeckSnap breaking their neck.'']]
necks.]]''
** The final level of the Drug Trafficking and Snatch sections is very, '''''very''''' chaotic and [[ThatOneLevel often]] [[ThatOneSidequestt [[ThatOneSidequest difficult]] [[EverythingTryingToKillYou to survive]]. That then means success requires being a badass.


* Missing an obvious one here; the Sons of Samedi mission "Bad Trip" sees you fight off a massive Samedi attack on your hideout ''while so stoned you can barely see what you're doing''.

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* Missing an obvious one here; the The Sons of Samedi mission "Bad Trip" sees you fight off a massive Samedi attack on your hideout ''while so stoned you can barely see what you're doing''.



** The final level of Fight Club has you fight off six guys at once. You have to finish each and every last one of them off by ''breaking their neck.''

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** The final level of the Fight Club sections has you fight off six guys at once. You have to finish each and every last one of them off by [[NeckSnap ''breaking their neck.'''']]
** The final level of the Drug Trafficking and Snatch sections is very, '''''very''''' chaotic and [[ThatOneLevel often]] [[ThatOneSidequestt difficult]] [[EverythingTryingToKillYou to survive]]. That then means success requires being a badass.
--> '''Tobias' Cousin''': A for effort... But you're still [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] dead.


** Boss gets one by...not saying a damn word, and they only drag Shogo to Gat. They're a TalkativeLoon, both them and Gat are in a state of TranquilFury because of the seriousness of Shogo's actions, and just leaves the bereaved to do his thing.
*** Also the one time where we see The Boss give deference to Gat, who normally lets the Boss do all the killing of their enemy leaders.

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** Boss gets one by... not saying a damn word, and they only drag drags Shogo to Gat. They're The Boss is normally a TalkativeLoon, but both them he/she and Gat are in a state of TranquilFury because of the seriousness of Shogo's actions, and just leaves the bereaved to do his thing.
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*** Also the one time where we see The Boss give deference to Gat, who normally lets the Boss do all the killing of their enemy leaders. It must be noted that the normally kill-happy Johnny Gat had [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness earnestly offered Shogo the chance to walk away with his life]], if only he'd leave them alone to grieve. That Shogo [[TooDumbToLive keeps pushing for a fight anyway]] is what earns him this horrible fate.

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** Extra bonus points: Maero has a minigun while the Boss doesn't. The Boss is still able to win!


[[spoiler:'''Maero:''' Go fuck yourself, Vogel.]]\\
* In reaction to an ambush by the police at a nightclub, your character dives behind a bar using the bartender as a shield. As the police approach the bar, they throw a lighter in the air and ignites the spilled alcohol in a small explosion to disorient the cops and begin to get out.]]

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[[spoiler:'''Maero:''' Go fuck yourself, Vogel.]]\\
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* In reaction to an ambush by the police at a nightclub, your character dives behind a bar using the bartender as a shield. As the police approach the bar, they throw a lighter in the air and ignites the spilled alcohol in a small explosion to disorient the cops and begin to get out.]]

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** And when the Boss came back to settle the score, Jyunichi loses the sword fight against him even though he had a bunch of Ronins as back up and probably way more experience with a katana than the Boss.


* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHAwqHPxIyg It's turnin! It's turnin! It's turnin KRAAAAZY!]] Made better by the fact that this song is oftentimes heard when things are truly getting crazy.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHAwqHPxIyg It's turnin! gettin'! It's turnin! gettin'! It's turnin gettin' KRAAAAZY!]] Made better by the fact that this song is oftentimes heard when things are truly getting crazy.



* The ambush at Aisha's house is a truly vicious shootout. It's just the Boss and Johnny Gat against perhaps a dozen Ronin killers, many armed with machine guns. The Boss' teamwork with Johnny is pure [[CombatPragmatist combat pragmatism]], as each kills enemies in their respective blindspots, ''while'' Johnny duels Jyunichi. It ends with Johnny impaled by a katana, only to slam the enforcer on both sides of the head with his fists, stunning him while the Boss reloads his pistol. Jyunichi barely escapes with his life.

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* The ambush at Aisha's house is a truly vicious shootout. It's just the Boss and Johnny Gat against perhaps a dozen Ronin killers, many armed with machine guns. The Boss' teamwork with Johnny is pure [[CombatPragmatist combat pragmatism]], as each kills enemies in their respective blindspots, ''while'' Johnny duels Jyunichi. It ends with Johnny impaled by a katana, only to slam the enforcer on both sides of the head with his fists, stunning him while the Boss reloads his their pistol. Jyunichi barely escapes with his life.



** Boss gets one by...not saying a damn word, and s/he only drags Shogo to Gat. S/he's a TalkativeLoon, both s/he and Gat are in a state of TranquilFury because of the seriousness of Shogo's actions, and just leaves the bereaved to do his thing.

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** Boss gets one by...not saying a damn word, and s/he they only drags drag Shogo to Gat. S/he's They're a TalkativeLoon, both s/he them and Gat are in a state of TranquilFury because of the seriousness of Shogo's actions, and just leaves the bereaved to do his thing.



* The fact that, thanks to the second game's custom radio stations, everything in the game can be done while The Final Countdown plays in the background. Or Misery Business. Or Hands Up. Or Ride of the Valkyries. Or Deadly Sinners. [[AwesomeMusic Or a whole bunch of others.]]
* The whole mission "The Siege". You finally decide to cut the bullshit and go take down Maero and the Brotherhood in an attack on their compound at the docks and confront a minigun wielding Maero on the roof. The cutscene that follows is a brutal, relentless brawl between the Boss and Maero, which even if it isn't playable, is one of the most epic moments of the game, especially considering that both characters have extremely valid reason to hate each other's guts.
* A smaller one before that is the mission The Enemy of my Enemy, in which Boss sneaks on board of the ship containing Maero's shipment. After killing the Ultor secruity personnel the ship is attacked by waves of Brotherhood enemies from boats and boats. Boss has to fight them off. Fortunately for them, the shipment in question is a fuckload of weapons.

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* The fact that, thanks to the second game's custom radio stations, everything in the game can be done while The Final Countdown plays in the background. Or Misery Business. Or Hands Up. Or Ride of the Valkyries. Or Deadly Sinners. Or Tchoupa Twist. [[AwesomeMusic Or a whole bunch of others.]]
* The whole mission "The Siege". You finally decide to cut the bullshit and go take down Maero and the Brotherhood in an attack on their compound at the docks and confront a minigun wielding minigun-wielding Maero on the roof. The cutscene that follows is a brutal, relentless brawl between the Boss and Maero, which even if it isn't playable, is one of the most epic moments of the game, especially considering that both characters have extremely valid reason to hate each other's guts.
* A smaller one before that is the mission The "The Enemy of my Enemy, Enemy", in which Boss sneaks on board of the ship containing Maero's shipment. After killing the Ultor secruity personnel security personnel, the ship is attacked by waves of Brotherhood enemies from boats and boats. Boss has to fight them off. Fortunately for them, the shipment in question is a fuckload of weapons.



* The entire Brotherhood arc is just brilliant. What makes it so good is how quickly it degenerates. It starts out looking like it's going to be the most "civil" gang war in the game, as in a "may the best gang win" kind of thing, as Maero tries to form an alliance with the Saints. Then you hear the terms of his proposal. He gets 80% of the weapons shipment and the Saints get 20%, and by extension, about 20% of the city. From there it degenerates into the most violent, personal, brutal, and outright vicious gang war in the entire game, if not the series. [[spoiler:The Boss responds to the insulting offer by blowing up Brotherhood trucks and putting radioactive waste in his tattoo ink, burning his face. Maero and his girlfriend, Jessica, respond by chaining the Boss' protege, Carlos, to the back of a truck and towing him through Stilwater face-first. When the Boss rescues him, s/he's then forced to put him out of his misery. The Boss gets revenge by locking Jessica in the trunk of a car and placing it in a monster truck rally Maero is participating in, then taunting him about it. S/he also cripples his best friend's hand and so and so forth.]] It's part of what makes the fist fight between them in The Siege so brutal and awesome, they both absolutely despise each other and with perfectly legitimate reasons on both sides.

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* The entire Brotherhood arc is just brilliant. What makes it so good is how quickly it degenerates. It starts out looking like it's going to be the most "civil" gang war in the game, as in a "may the best gang win" kind of thing, as Maero tries to form an alliance with the Saints. Then you hear the terms of his proposal. He gets 80% of the weapons shipment and the Saints get 20%, and by extension, about 20% of the city. From there it degenerates into the most violent, personal, brutal, and outright vicious gang war in the entire game, if not the series. [[spoiler:The Boss responds to the insulting offer by blowing up Brotherhood trucks and putting radioactive waste in his tattoo ink, burning his face. Maero and his girlfriend, Jessica, respond by chaining the Boss' protege, Carlos, to the back of a truck and towing him through Stilwater face-first. When the Boss rescues him, s/he's they're then forced to put him out of his misery. The Boss gets revenge by locking Jessica in the trunk of a car and placing it in a monster truck rally Maero is participating in, then taunting him about it. S/he They also cripples cripple his best friend's hand and so and so forth.]] It's part of what makes the fist fight between them in The Siege "The Siege" so brutal and awesome, they both absolutely despise each other and with perfectly legitimate reasons on both sides.



* A lot of the minigames are built around CrazyAwesome. Vehicle surfing, Insurance Money, and more.

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* A lot of the minigames are built around CrazyAwesome. Vehicle surfing, Insurance Money, spraying sewage on everything, and more.



** Jane Valderama's handling of the story is so obvious that you have to wonder if the Boss was in on it.
*** She strongly implies s\he is, but then again she might just be spoiling for a fight.

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** Jane Valderama's Valderamma's handling of the story is so obvious that you have to wonder if the Boss was in on it.
*** She strongly implies s\he is, they are, but then again she might just be spoiling for a fight.



* Pierce gets one for telling Johnny "387 Murders" Gate to fuck off for criticizing Pierce's plan to rob a casino (which, as it's the same plan from GTA:SA's casino robbery, we know would have worked). That's not the COA. The COA is that when Johnny tries to threaten him into shutting up, Pierce holds his gaze and starts to stand up. Unfortunately, they're interrupted by the news before we can see exactly what Pierce was planning to do.

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* Pierce gets one for telling Johnny "387 Murders" Gate Gat to fuck off for criticizing Pierce's plan to rob a casino (which, as it's the same plan from GTA:SA's casino robbery, we know would have worked). That's not the COA. The COA is that when Johnny tries to threaten him into shutting up, Pierce holds his gaze and starts to stand up. Unfortunately, they're interrupted by the news before we can see exactly what Pierce was planning to do.


* A smaller one before that is the mission The Enemy of my Enemy, in which Boss sneaks on board of the ship containing Maero's shipment. After killing the Ultor secruity personnel the ship is attacked by waves of Brotherhood enemies from boats and boats. Boss has to fight them off. Fortunately for him/her the shipment in question is a shitload of weapons.

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* A smaller one before that is the mission The Enemy of my Enemy, in which Boss sneaks on board of the ship containing Maero's shipment. After killing the Ultor secruity personnel the ship is attacked by waves of Brotherhood enemies from boats and boats. Boss has to fight them off. Fortunately for him/her them, the shipment in question is a shitload fuckload of weapons.



[[spoilers:'''Vogel:''' No, but I do think it's your problem.]]\\

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[[spoilers:'''Vogel:''' [[spoiler:'''Vogel:''' No, but I do think it's your problem.]]\\



* In reaction to an ambush by the police at a nightclub, your character dives behind a bar using the bartender as a shield. As the police approach the bar, he/she throws a lighter in the air and ignites the spilled alcohol in a small explosion to disorient the cops and begin to get out.]]

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* In reaction to an ambush by the police at a nightclub, your character dives behind a bar using the bartender as a shield. As the police approach the bar, he/she throws they throw a lighter in the air and ignites the spilled alcohol in a small explosion to disorient the cops and begin to get out.]]

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