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* After Ashley [[DirtyCoward demands that Emily be thrown out of the lodge to save her own skin]], she then discovers that the Wendigo bite isn't actually contagious - on the ''very next page'', no less? If the player chooses to have her reveal the truth, she pleads with Emily to "try to understand". Emily's response is an ArmorPiercingSlap.

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* After Ashley [[DirtyCoward demands that Emily be thrown out of the lodge to save her own skin]], she then discovers that the Wendigo bite isn't actually contagious - on the ''very next page'', no less? less! If the player chooses to have her reveal the truth, she pleads with Emily to "try to understand". Emily's response is an ArmorPiercingSlap.

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* After Ashley [[DirtyCoward demands that Emily be thrown out of the lodge to save her own skin]], she then discovers that the Wendigo bite isn't actually contagious - on the ''very next page'', no less? If the player chooses to have her reveal the truth, she pleads with Emily to "try to understand". Emily's response is an ArmorPiercingSlap.
-->'''Emily:''' Understand the palm of my hand, ''bitch''.


** Sam and Mike don't just keep their cool, they [[spoiler: improvise a way to finally destroy the monsters while under severe pressure and unable to speak, with the damn things just a few meters away.]] The plan in question? [[spoiler: Turn the entire building into a giant firebomb via a gas explosion.]] It took guts to commit to that line of action, especially since [[spoiler:whoever trigged the blast would almost certainly be committing a HeroicSacrifice]]. The best part? With a little help from the player, [[spoiler: their plan can work ''perfectly''. [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu The stunned look of horrified disbelief on the Alpha Wendigo's corpse]]]] is one of the best moments of the game. And even if the player fails [[spoiler: and Sam is killed, Mike gets an AwesomeMoment all his own by [[DyingMomentOfAwesome going out like a boss]] and [[TakingYouWithMe making sure that the damn things fry alongside him.]]. ]]

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** Sam and Mike don't just keep their cool, they [[spoiler: improvise a way to finally destroy the monsters while under severe pressure and unable to speak, with the damn things just a few meters away.]] The plan in question? [[spoiler: Turn the entire building into a giant firebomb via a gas explosion.]] It took guts to commit to that line of action, especially since [[spoiler:whoever trigged the blast would almost certainly be committing a HeroicSacrifice]]. The best part? With a little help from the player, [[spoiler: their plan can work ''perfectly''. [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu The stunned look of horrified disbelief on the Alpha Wendigo's corpse]]]] is one of the best moments of the game. And even if the player fails [[spoiler: and Sam is killed, Mike gets an AwesomeMoment a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome all his own by [[DyingMomentOfAwesome going out like a boss]] and [[TakingYouWithMe making sure that the damn things fry alongside him.]]. ]]

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* Mike rushing through the forest to save Jessica from [[spoiler:Hannah!Wendigo]] in a wife-beater and wielding a hunting rifle. There's a chance he has never operated a firearm before this point, but that doesn't stop him from trying to save his girlfriend.

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** Probably helps with the fact that Josh is the eldest of three children, whose father is a film director/producer. If he grew up going to film sets to visit his father, he may have picked up some lessons in effects throughout his life.


* You kind of have to [[GuideDangIt know what to do in advance]] to get this moment, but as Matt, [[spoiler: if you get caught by a wendigo in the mines [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl due to trying to save Emily at the collapsing radio tower twice]] [[HonorBeforeReason instead of jumping to safety]], it IS possible to survive. If you disagreed with Em's plan to head for the radio tower earlier, and gave Matt the [[ChekhovsGun flare gun]] when playing as Em, he'll recall that moment in the present as he's being dragged to his death. He'll then pull out the flare gun and, [[PressXToNotDie assuming you don't screw up the QTE]],[[BewareTheNiceOnes damn near put a flare right through the ugly bastard's head]], scaring it off and saving his life.]]

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* You kind of have to [[GuideDangIt know what to do in advance]] to get this moment, but as Matt, [[spoiler: if you get caught by a wendigo in the mines [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl due to trying to save Emily at the collapsing radio tower twice]] [[HonorBeforeReason instead of jumping to safety]], it IS possible to survive. If you disagreed with Em's plan to head for the radio tower earlier, and gave Matt the [[ChekhovsGun flare gun]] when playing as Em, he'll recall that moment in the present as he's being dragged to his death. He'll then pull out the flare gun and, [[PressXToNotDie assuming you don't screw up the QTE]],[[BewareTheNiceOnes QTE]], [[BewareTheNiceOnes damn near put a flare right through the ugly bastard's head]], scaring it off and saving his life.]]


* On a more antagonistic side of the scale [[spoiler:the one Wendigo]] absolutely destroying all the others in the lodge right near the end. [[spoiler: It rips the head off one like it was a doll. It really doesn't like sharing its prey.]] Bonus points: that [[spoiler: Wendigo is Hannah, infused with the spirit of Makkapitew. The youngest of the Wendigos, and also the strongest]]

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* On a more antagonistic side of the scale [[spoiler:the one Wendigo]] absolutely destroying all the others in the lodge right near the end. [[spoiler: It rips the head off one like it was a doll. It really doesn't like sharing its prey.]] Bonus points: that [[spoiler: Wendigo is Hannah, infused with the spirit of Makkapitew. The youngest of the Wendigos, and also the strongest]]strongest]].



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** Emily slapping Ashley so hard that it knocks her to the floor. Given that the latter's hysteria [[spoiler:can get Emily shot over nothing]], she kind of had it coming.
-->'''Ashley''': Emily, please try to understand-
-->'''Emily''': Understand the palm of my hand, ''[[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch]]''.
** Bonus points if Ashley has been as a BitchInSheepsClothing and thus [[spoiler: left Chris to die beforehand.]] Considering she [[spoiler: murdered her friend by inaction and almost had ''another'' friend killed]] for absolutely nothing, it's quite carthartic.

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** To make that even more awesome. That's probably when he was bitten (as he mentions in the journal). So, he engaged in melee combat with a wendigo, tried to knife it, discovered that didn't work, was bitten by said wendigo (which, considering their teeth, could not have been pleasant), and STILL managed to fight it off. This dude is made of badass.


* Emily slapping Ashley so hard that it knocks her to the floor. Given that the latter's hysteria [[spoiler:can get Emily shot over nothing]], she kind of had it coming.

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* ** Emily slapping Ashley so hard that it knocks her to the floor. Given that the latter's hysteria [[spoiler:can get Emily shot over nothing]], she kind of had it coming.


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** Bonus points if Ashley has been as a BitchInSheepsClothing and thus [[spoiler: left Chris to die beforehand.]] Considering she [[spoiler: murdered her friend by inaction and almost had ''another'' friend killed]] for absolutely nothing, it's quite carthartic.


* When Emily is attacked by [[spoiler:the wendigos]] in the mine, her entire escape counts as this. By this point she's the first one to genuinely encounter them [[spoiler: (Jessica being the first one attacked but was injured, dragged away, and possibly outright killed)]], and even in her panic on being attacked by [[spoiler:these monsters]] she's still emotionally strong enough to think of proper ways to escape, setting obstacles for them while never hesitating to take any possible route out and away. Even at one point, [[spoiler:a wendigo]] can latch on to the elevator she's taking, and her first instinct is to not move, which proves to be exactly the way to [[spoiler: evade the wendigos, who can only see movement,]] which she and the others find out later. Two more awesome moments stand out during Emily's escape; the first is when she [[spoiler: stands her ground and headshots the monster chasing her with a flare gun (provided she has one)]]. The second is [[spoiler: having the guts to use a lift car's cable as a zipline, and managing to keep her grip until the handle she's holding on to reaches the end of the line and breaks off due to the speed it's going. Even after she falls from the cable a good fifty feet or so, she ''[[MadeOfIron gets right back up]] and [[{{Determinator}} keeps running]]'', even though she's obviously hurt]].

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* When Emily is attacked by [[spoiler:the wendigos]] in the mine, her entire escape counts as this. By this point she's the first one to genuinely encounter them [[spoiler: (Jessica being the first one attacked but was injured, dragged away, and possibly outright killed)]], killed, and the same can happen to Matt if he doesn't jump to safety or doesn't have the flare gun to spook the wendigo)]], and even in her panic on being attacked by [[spoiler:these monsters]] she's still emotionally strong enough to think of proper ways to escape, setting obstacles for them while never hesitating to take any possible route out and away. Even at one point, [[spoiler:a wendigo]] can latch on to the elevator she's taking, and her first instinct is to not move, which proves to be exactly the way to [[spoiler: evade the wendigos, who can only see movement,]] which she and the others find out later. Two more awesome moments stand out during Emily's escape; the first is when she [[spoiler: stands her ground and headshots the monster chasing her with a flare gun (provided she has one)]]. The second is [[spoiler: having the guts to use a lift car's cable as a zipline, and managing to keep her grip until the handle she's holding on to reaches the end of the line and breaks off due to the speed it's going. Even after she falls from the cable a good fifty feet or so, she ''[[MadeOfIron gets right back up]] and [[{{Determinator}} keeps running]]'', even though she's obviously hurt]].


* Mike holding his own against [[spoiler:several Wendigos]] in the sanatorium. He's never even [[spoiler:seen a Wendigo]] before and has never fired a shotgun at a hostile target in his life, yet he keeps his cool, refuses to panic, and survives a hellish gauntlet packed with traps, obstacles, and [[spoiler:monsters]] in a manner that would have made [[EvilDead Ashley Williams]] proud. And if Mike gets in over his head, [[spoiler: Sam bails him out by engaging a wendigo in melee with a steel pipe or shovel.]] To reiterate, [[spoiler:a teenage girl with zero combat training attacks a lightning fast, nigh-invulnerable predator with a blunt instrument and ''knocks it flat on its ass''.]] It's even more awesome if you play your cards right as Mike. First, he [[spoiler: outright kills most of the wendigos chasing him by blowing the crap out of them with an improvised fuel-drum. The lone survivor has its skin burnt, so when Sam saves Mike she's able to kill it herself.]]

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* Mike holding his own against [[spoiler:several Wendigos]] in the sanatorium. He's never even [[spoiler:seen a Wendigo]] before and has never fired a shotgun at a hostile target in his life, yet he keeps his cool, refuses to panic, and survives a hellish gauntlet packed with traps, obstacles, and [[spoiler:monsters]] in a manner that would have made [[EvilDead [[Franchise/EvilDead Ashley Williams]] proud. And if Mike gets in over his head, [[spoiler: Sam bails him out by engaging a wendigo in melee with a steel pipe or shovel.]] To reiterate, [[spoiler:a teenage girl with zero combat training attacks a lightning fast, nigh-invulnerable predator with a blunt instrument and ''knocks it flat on its ass''.]] It's even more awesome if you play your cards right as Mike. First, he [[spoiler: outright kills most of the wendigos chasing him by blowing the crap out of them with an improvised fuel-drum. The lone survivor has its skin burnt, so when Sam saves Mike she's able to kill it herself.]]


* It's kinda minor, but if you do all the QuickTime events right, Jess absolutely destroys Mike in a snowball fight. Considering everything he accomplishes over the course of the game, it's a real shame she was taken out of events so quickly.

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* It's kinda minor, but if you do all the QuickTime events [[PressXToNotDie Quick Time Events]] right, Jess absolutely destroys Mike in a snowball fight. Considering everything he accomplishes over the course of the game, it's a real shame she was taken out of events so quickly.

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* It's kinda minor, but if you do all the QuickTime events right, Jess absolutely destroys Mike in a snowball fight. Considering everything he accomplishes over the course of the game, it's a real shame she was taken out of events so quickly.

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