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Asura's Wrath is possibly one of the most epic action games ever created. The sheer moments of awesome are so great that even the trailers alone are absolutely insane.

Go here for moments of awesome from the game's many jaw-dropping boss fights.

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  • The trailers alone are so insanely awesome it's hard to even begin to describe it. In this first trailer here, Asura is shown having several spears stuck through him. An enemy demigod orders his soldiers to attack by throwing what could only be seen as a Macross Spear Massacre. Asura then rips the spears from his side, and slowly but surely starts up and runs straight into the barrage. He dodges some, but gets speared multiple times in mid-air. He just keeps on going like they are nothing. He then lariats a couple of goons in the the face and causes a shock wave that causes several others to fly into the air.
    Then we see assorted in-game action with Asura ripping through all the regular enemies, using their own weapons against them, taking a giant concrete pillar and ramming it through a slew of enemies, punching a giant Buddha in the face like it was just a regular person, and then doing an epic Cross Counter with his fellow demigod. After that, the enemy demigod turns into his true form, a planet-sized Buddha bigger than the planet Earth, whose massive finger alone is bigger than any boss in the history of Hack and Slash and Beat Em Ups, is about ready to squish Asura. Asura's Reaction? COME ON!
  • In the second trailer, we get a small flashback to the previous trailer. Then, we see Asura dodge shots from another giant Buddha statute (actually Vajra Wyzen), then run along its arm, and punch it in the face. Then we see the massive planet-sized Gongen Wyzen, ready to squish Asura. With all six arms, Asura yells out COME ON at said finger. Now, any normal person, even Kratos or Bayonetta would probably be squished like an ant. Asura? He actually stops said finger. A finger bigger than any boss in the history of Beat Em Ups and Hack and Slash games, and he stops it with his bare hands.
    • Then he starts to go either ATATATATATATATATATATATATA or ORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORA by punching said finger rapidly. Even when his arms start breaking from the force of the finger poking him. Then we cut to Gongen Wyzen who is shown visibly shocked, and with his two remaining arms, Asura actually punches back the finger that was coming at him at full force. Another arm disintegrates. Does this stop Asura? Hell. No. He takes his remaining arm and gives one final punch to the finger. After the credits at the end and the result from this, it shows that the planet-sized Buddha exploded from the force of said punch!
  • In the GamesCom 2011 trailers, Asura and his former master Augus decide to have A FIGHT ON THE MOON. Augus doesn't even flinch until Asura uses all 6 arms, and then after a while of fist-fighting he whips out a sword that eventually gets so long that he uses it to fling Asura off of the moon. He then does a running jump and proceeds to bring Asura and himself down to Earth in the most EPIC Meteor Move possible, stabbing through Asura AND Earth... and STILL GOING.
    • The sheer size of Augus' Blade is one of these. How big is it? Hiroshi Matsuyama of CyberConnect2 stated it's 380000 Kilometers long! Probably the most insane example of a BFS ever made.
      • The kicker? It goes out at Australia!
      • The real kicker, and also another moment of awesome? Asura breaking said blade while its still going through his abdomen, destroying his last arm and in the process knocking the remaining piece of the sword out of Augus' hands, then grabbing the sword with his teeth and finishing Augus off with the ironically short broken sword.
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    • And the music that's playing during all this? Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World"), 4th movement, making it the second time it's been used in one of the contenders for the best fight scene ever.
    • And if that wasn't enough, soon after the fight when a giant Gohma with an impurity level of 47,000 shows up soon after, Asura calmly walks off to confront it with... with no arms, nothing but Augus' broken sword once again in his mouth. It's not revealed what happened in the fight, but as a cherry to top off this scene, he manages to somehow cause a massive explosion.
      Asura: I'm borrowing this.
  • Augus tries to nudge his former pupil into becoming just like him, but Asura rebuffs every attempt in his usual fashion.
  • The video of the game's Eighth stage, where Asura saves a girl who was around when he awakened from the Gohma. After an intense chase sequence through a temple, Asura punches the Gorilla Gohma carrying the girl, making both fly out and drop down towards the ground, but fortunately our angry Demi-God jumps in to catch the girl and break her fall. Just as things seem to be over, a giant Turtle Gohma appears. Before the girl starts panicking, Asura gently pushes her aside and goes to do what he does best: Kick ass. A main protagonist that can be badass, furious, and a menacing force, but at the same time is good and righteous enough to protect the innocent around him? That's awesome in and of itself.
  • The very first episode of the game. It could go down in history as not only being one of the most insane and memorable first levels in an action game, but one of the most memorable opening levels to video games in general. Just look at it here and here. The very first moment of the game features Asura, diving off of a gunship from high orbit, falling to Earth at terminal velocity, straight through one of the largest space battles in videogame history, taking on Gohma space whales that are larger than even the Divinities' Star Destroyer-esque spaceships... and winning. Must be seen to be believed.
    • In Asura's battle with Kalrow, he plows through every defense and strategy that Kalrow can think of, making mincemeat of the Deity's fleet and withstanding the primary weapon of Kalrow's flagship. Once he finally gets his hands on Kalrow, who is fleeing in an escape pod, he just crushes it with his bare hands, killing Kalrow.
  • The French website had an exclusive chance to play the first two thirds of the game. They show two excerpts here. In the second one, we see Asura SLAUGHTERING THE ENTIRE DIVINITIES' SPACE NAVY!!
    • Without mentioning that Asura is here in a Super Super Mode! His "bonus" arms are MUCH bigger and he looks devil-like.
    • Just how powerful is Berserker Mode Asura? Powerful enough that Olga fires the Brahmastra at him, using up three-fourths of the seven trillion souls the Seven Deities had collected. To her credit, it does knock him out of Berserker Mode... into a very slightly less powerful form whose next appearance has him curbstomping Sergei's entire fleet in less than a second, with no one noticing he's there until ships start exploding.
  • In Episode Twelve, we get to see Asura's Berserk Form. The subsequent battle is awesome in the classical sense.
  • The final battle, serves as an epic Call-Back to the very first episode. Except Gohma Vlitra is killed this time. It's indescribable just how awesome it is. Just play it for yourself.
  • Episode 13 is one for Yasha. After judging Olga to have overstepped her bounds but unable to dissuade her from firing the Brahmastra at Berserker Asura, Yasha simply takes the action-packed solution of personally stopping the Brahmastra himself. Cue a long sequence of on-rails movement as he kicks the collective asses of the Brahmastra's defense forces (including battleships). And when he fails to stop the firing sequence in time, he instead delivers a flying kick that would make Kamen Rider proud, the force of which is enough to smash the Brahmastra's head and redirect the beam's course, saving Asura in the process.
  • Asura's best 'Shut [X] up'.
    Asura: You talk too much!
  • Lord Deus vs Yasha in Chapter 15.5. The same punch that subdued Wrath Asura? Deus doesn't even flinch when he is punched right in the face by it.
  • Asura and Yasha's last battle is both this and a Heartwarming Moment.
    Asura: You idiot. You were always a brother. Never an enemy.
  • Chapter 22, A Life Well Lived.
    • It starts out with Asura under a waterfall, meditating. Then he takes off into space on one of the last spaceworthy vessels around. Chakravartin lets loose a Wave-Motion Gun at Gaea, only for Asura to open up his torso and expose his core, the former Mantra reactor of the Brahmastra. As the blast hits, it looks like Asura and Gaea has been utterly destroyed... and that's when it cuts away and shows that Gaea is fine.. because six planetsized arms are shielding it from the blast while Asura takes the blast right to his chest, allowing the Mantra Reactor to absorb the blast while screaming atop his lungs. With Chakravatin having given him the raw power, and with the Brahmastra's Mantra Reactor converting it into a form he can use, Asura reveals just what he has become.
      Asura - The Destructor.
    • What follows is Asura taking the fight to Chakravartin, and nothing the Creator can throw at him works. Planets? Obliterated. Giant planets? Punched right through. Stars? Exploded. Supernovae? Dispersed. Blue supergiants? You see where this is going. He then proceeds to punch a hole straight in Chakravartin's forehead, entering the Event Horizon.
    • In there Asura has finally reached Chakravartin himself in Nirvana, who offers to give Mithra back to Asura, as well as supreme power to rule over Gaia as an omnipotent deity. Asura considers the offer.... and then extends his arm. And by "extends his arm", we mean he punches Chakravartin right in the face.
      Asura: I refuse!
    • What follows afterward is a battle between The Creator and The Destructor. In most mythos, this is a battle fought for the fate of all creation. Here? The Creator made the Destructor's daughter cry. Bad. Fucking. Idea.
    • It finally rounds out with Asura laying out just why Chakravartin is going to die.
      Asura: "I understand it all now! The true reason for my wrath! I could not stand it! There is always some fool who wants to rule the world!"
      Asura: "Always forcing others to do what they cannot do for themselves!"
      Asura: "That's why..."
      Asura: "But... above all else... I will never... forgive you...!"
      *Repeat Cut as Asura's final punch knocks Chakravartin to the floor*
      • This speech amazingly manages to structure itself like Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking, normally used for comedic effect, and not only is it a Badass Boast, but for Asura, you know he means it when he puts making his daughter cry "above all else" for his rage.
  • "If you kill him, all the Mantra will be lost! Without Mantra, you cannot survive..." " will still live." Cue Asura punching Chakravartin so hard, bits of his face fly off. And it results in...
  • Chakravartin's death. After all the crap he put Asura, Mithra, Yasha, the other Seven Deities, and the entire world through just to complete a shameless, callous test that destroyed quadrillions of innocent lives so Asura could be his successor, it's greatly satisfying to see the bastard going down. Even better, he doesn't even show up as a reincarnation, meaning he was utterly and completely eliminated once and for all.
  • "My finally...gone." Also a Tear Jerker.
  • Seeing Mithra fly through space during the credits, with "In Your Belief" playing in the background. It was worth it after all that pain Asura went through. We also see the Chakravartin statue explode as well. What a way to show the end of a monster who convinced himself he was a god.
    Mithra: And that...was how my father lived.
  • The epilogue as well. A skyscraper resembling New York... with a giant Asura statue in place of the Statue of Liberty. As one Let's Player put it:
    "Dude... fuck the Statue of Liberty, that right there is what we need for America!"