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Code Lyoko is a series about a bunch of kids fighting an evil AI who wants to Take Over the World. Of course there will be moments of pure badassery.

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    Season 1 
  • The very first episode certainly introduces Odd well. While he and Aelita were forced to run away from Creepers, his fight against the Megatank was certainly entertaining.
  • In episode 9, Satellite, XANA's attack is both nightmarish (as expected from it), and awesome : it possesses a Kill Sat and immediately use it against the heroes. Compared to the previous attacks where it tried to cause catastrophes but didn't exactly succeed, this attack is certainly one of the most noteworthy XANA attacks.
  • In episode 13, Just In Time, Sissi threatened to tell the principal about Kiwi, and a pissed off Yumi barely squeezed the glass she was holding and BROKE IT, giving her a cut she barely felt. This is only an in-universe example, as the viewers are the only ones besides the Lyoko warriors who find out XANA had influenced it.
  • Episode 24: Jérémie entering XANA's Simulation Bubble trap in "Ghost Channel".
    • There's also the fact that he faced one of his greatest fears (possibly two if the implication that he has some degree of claustrophobia is accurate) to save people he had been friends with a year at most, one of whom he disliked prior to finding the Supercomputer, and said friends had no doubt whatsoever that he'd do so for their sake.
    • Even though Odd’s Innocently Insensitive vibes took a hold of him, he defeated the last of XANA’s forces in the beginning with only 10 life points remaining. And in the Simulation Bubble, he called out XANA for not realizing Jeremie is just as brave as the rest of them when XANA claimed the real one would never go to Lyoko.
    • XANA appears in person, taking Jérémie's appearence in the Simulation Bubble.
  • In the season finale, "False Start" XANA first attempts to straight-up conquer the world by materializing a bunch of Kankrelats to the real world, forcing the team to literally fight their way through a small army to get to the factory, without their powers. Jim soon joins in the fight and holds the remaining army off with a nail gun he modified previously, nearly performing a Heroic Sacrifice before they were able to activate a return to the past.

    Season 2 
  • Episode 32, Saint Valentine's Day: XANA manipulates Jeremie and Aelita's feelings to cause confusion between him and Odd while possessing Aelita with a necklace so she'll deliver herself to the Scyphozoa. Realizing that XANA needs Aelita for his plans, Jeremie tells Odd do the unthinkable, shoot down Aelita, forcing XANA into an ultimatium: leave Aelita alone to try another day or both sides lose Aelita permanently. With only 10 life points left, Aelita is freed from XANA's influence, much to everyone's relief.
  • Episode 35, The Chips Are Down: Ulrich traps a possessed Nicholas in the elevator after saving Jeremie, and messes with the circuit breaker to electrocute and stun him for a while. With Jeremie back in control, the Lyoko Warriors dodge a massive swarm of Krabs: Odd and Aelita narrowly avoid several ground lasers in a row while Ulrich and Yumi destroy as much as they can from above to clear an opening for Aelita.
  • In episode 36, "Marabounta", Jeremie's newest attempt to destroy XANA goes haywire and threatens to destroy Lyoko itself. XANA sends monsters to help the good guys destroy the threat. When the combined team is victorious, the heroes expect the monsters to immediately turn on them. Instead, the monsters bow and then leave without incident.
  • Episode 39: In a similar vein to the Jim example above, Yumi's dad decking out in samurai gear to take on the materialized Krabes in "A Bad Turn". Ulrich himself does just as fine against them with a metal pipe.
    • Another scene from the same episode. Yumi's been shot by the Krabe, her family is watching as it charges its laser for a final blow, Yumi's mom is crying out, and as the Krabe fires the shot, Takeo's blade comes out of nowhere, deflects the shot, and shows Ulrich standing right there as he says, "Make my day, shrimp." Awesome indeed.
    • Same episode. Odd and William's plan to take down the Krabe in the factory: tie a rope onto the backseat of a small car, tie the other end to the Krabe's leg, and then drive the car into the elevator shaft while dragging the Krabe along. And the plan actually worked.
    • No mention of Aelita in "A Bad Turn"? She takes quite a liking to the Overboard and the first thing she does is materialize a halfpipe in the terrain to pull off some seriously cool tricks. Aelita essentially fights solo the entire episode - first taking out a hoard of Hornets with nothing but a hoverboard and smart use of the terrain, and then psyching out a Tarantula and the Scyphozoa with a decoy to get inside the tower.
  • Episode 45, "Cold War": XANA successfully virtualizes mantas outside of Carthage for the first time, which then proceed to cover the Ice Sector with mines, making it near impossible for Aelita to enter the tower. Odd's solution? Shoot the manta's wings with his arrows, causing it to fall directly into a mine, setting a chain reaction of explosions that ultimately open a path for Aelita to reach the tower.
  • Jeremie diving into the pool and saving Aelita in "Deja Vu".
  • Episode 47: Tip-Top Shape: To even the playing field against XANA, Jeremie uses a specter to give Odd powers to fight a possessed Yolanda. Before XANA starts taking control of Jeremie's tower, kicks her butt and saves Aelita in the process. To return the favor on Lyoko, Ulrich and his Triplicate clones eliminate all of XANA's forces without breaking a sweat.
  • Jérémie pulling The Plan on XANA in "Franz Hopper" and just standing there smiling about it.
    • XANA upgrading all of the team's abilties, letting them easily defeat the monsters before he shows his true colors.
    • XANA's Evil Plan in this episode is one of his most devious yet: he activates a hidden tower in Carthage and uses it to summon a polymorphic clone disguised as Franz Hopper. With the team suspecting nothing, he tricks them into thinking that the use of the scanners has given Yumi imminently lethal brain damage, driving a wedge between Jeremie and the others, leaving him as Mission Control. Then, after gaining their trust with supposedly supierior support, he deactivates their weapons and the materialization process, leaving the Lyoko Warriors sitting ducks while the Scyphozoa drains Aelita's memories. If it weren't for Jeremie Spotting the Thread, XANA could have taken down everyone in one fell swoop.
    • Doubles as a Funny Moment, but when Odd loses his abilities, he punches out one of the Creepers, injuring it enough to fall into the Digital Sea.0
  • "Revelation": A polymorphic clone disguised as Odd is virtualized and causes trouble to the Lyoko warriors. When Ulrich tells it that Odd has never beaten him before, the clone shapeshifts into Ulrich, leading to a Mirror Match until the clone steals his sword. Ulrich avoids all of his Dual Wielding and proceeds to steal back his sword and stab the clone in the chest in one move.

    Season 3 
  • Aelita finally, finally getting an offensive power in her Energy Fields. After two seasons where she was stuck with nothing but her Awesome, but Impractical Creativity skill, seeing her get a power-up that makes her as effective if not more than her fellow Lyoko warriors is a breath of fresh air.
  • Episode 54, "Lyoko Minus One". William alone defeated his ENTIRE XANAFIED CLASS with only a wooden stick, until Mrs. Hertz knocked him out.
  • Episode 59, "The Secret":
    • While Sissi tried several times to find out the heroes' secret, she failed until Echoes. When William tries, he succeeds in finding out at first try. The sheer look on Odd and Ulrich's faces says everything!
    • Yumi duels XANA-Aelita and wins. She's so far the only one who ever defeated XANA-Aelita. Granted, technically it was a draw, but Yumi, of all people, is the only Lyoko-Warrior who ever succeeded in preventing Aelita from destroying a sector.
    • William saves everyone in the same episode, deactivating a bomb threatening to destroy the whole factory. His sheer bravery definitively made a potential Lyoko-warrior. Too bad Yumi disagreed.
  • Episode 61: Despite it helping XANA, Aelita erasing the Ice Sector in "Sabotage".
  • Episode 62, "Nobody in Particular" : First,Odd has no problem destroying the Mantas who defeated Aelita and Yumi just before, and then, he easily takes down Ulrich's possessed body. This is made even more awesome knowing that back in Season 2, Ulrich claimed that Odd couldn't defeat him.
  • Episode 65: Final Round the season finale, ends things on a dark point.
    • With all of the Lyoko Warriors stuck in positions beyond their control, Aelita and William go to Lyoko for his first mission. While having a shaky start, William defeats all of the Creepers with no effort. This is even more awesome when compared to the Lyoko Warriors' debuts (the prequel and Season 1), when they struggled against... Kankrelats !
    • XANA takes the opportunity to possess William and turn him into his slave. Now, XANA-William leads XANA's monsters to seige the core of Lyoko. He easily defeats Aelita, Ulrich, Odd, and Yumi in seconds, and destroys Lyoko. Definitely another case of The Bad Guy Wins two seasons in a row.
    • Ulrich calling out his dad for his unreasonable expectations and insulting Ulrich's friends and then flatly informing him that he's done listening as he leaves the room when the rest of the team needs his help.
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    Season 4 
  • In the season four episode "Double Take", Ulrich tries to crash the Overbike into William and the three Tarantulas with him. William just Super Smokes up to it and uses his BFS as a ramp to divert it. Ulrich then uses Triplicate, but William counters by correctly guessing the real one and simply devirtualizes him in one hit.
    • The Epic Fail involving the Triplicate power in this episode might explain why Ulrich chose not to use it again for the rest of the season.
  • In episode 69, XANA takes control of William's clone (yeah, having just the real thing wasn't enough) and it gets to the point where he has Ulrich and Sissi cornered on the roof of the school. Sissi, in panic, throws a tile at clone William, which hits him in the head and causes him to plummet off the roof. Damn, no wonder Sissi's always the Action Survivor!
  • In episode 70, "Skidbladnir", Aelita becomes the first Lyoko warrior to actually devirtualize William, by fusing and hurling a gigantic Energy Field at him just as he is about to destroy the team's Cool Ship.
    • Ulrich and Odd attempt to prevent William and the Mantas from destroying the Skidbladnir. Odd performs a ton of parkour and Ulrich is able to disarm William with one sword and martial arts, but the Mantas overwhelm Odd, and William defeats Ulrich again by knocking his sword in mid-air, grabbing it and changing its color to red, stabbing Ulrich to devirtualization the moment it lands in his arms.
  • In episode 71, "Maiden Voyage", Jérémie climbing across the dorm roof, despite his lack of athletic ability and the fact that he's about as scared of heights as Ulrich is.
  • In episode 72, "Crash Course", not only does everyone but Jeremie get a chance to use the Supercomputer, but Aelita is chosen in her audition with the Subdigitals.
    • William hurls his Zweihander at Aelita, but Ulrich Super Sprints into the air and deflects it, while simultaneously throwing his katanas into his opponent, successfully defeating him for the first time.
  • Episode 74: Yumi dominating William in a fight in "I'd Rather Not Talk About It", first by using his Zweihander as a Stepping-Stone Sword to kick him in the face, then by hurling him with her feet into the path of one of her tessen fans as it comes back, sawing William in half. It's easily one of the most impressive and memorable action scenes in the series.
    • Jeremie risking his life to save Jim from the boar chasing them and accepting more of Jim's training at the end of the episode.
  • Episode 75: Aelita forcing XANA into a Friend or Idol Decision for a change in "Hot Shower".
  • Episode 76: The new shield program beating the Scyphozoa in "The Lake" is impressive. Mostly because it's the single most decisive defeat dealt to the thing throughout the series.
    • What; no mention of Yumi managing to snap William out of XANA's control for a few minutes? It's worth noting that she was alone on Lyoko at the time.
    • Speaking of which, no one else did what William succeeded to do : struggle against XANA's control. And for a few moments, William even succeeded. Triples as a Tear Jerker and Heartwarming Moments.
    • William ambushed Yumi inside the tower. Not only that, but he completely dominated her during the battle. Had it not been for Aelita, Yumi was done for.
    • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain! : William trying and briefly succeeding to break free from XANA's control allowed him to save the day : he gave enough time to Aelita to reach the factory. Or else, Yumi was a goner, and Aelita would most likely have followed.
  • Episode 78: The entire episode is a Moment of Awesome for William, who wipes the floor with Ulrich and Yumi AND gives back to XANA the control of the tower, preventing Odd and Aelita from destroying the Replika.
  • Episode 79: The entire episode is a Moment of Awesome for Odd, who survives a direct blow from William's sword, defeats him AND destroys the Supercomputer of the Forest Replika pretty much by himself.
  • Episode 81: "A Lack of Goodwill". Clone!William versus XANA!William in the factory. It helps that Clone!William got an upgrade earlier in the episode, but it doesn't make it any less awesome. Almost anything the real William says also counts.
    Tamiya: Huh? Oh, which one are you, the good guy or the bad guy?
    XANA-William (evil look and xanafied voice): The good guy!
  • Episode 82: XANA succeeds in sending Aelita to the Digital Sea. In fact, despite falling in the end, the entire episode is a crowning moment of awesome for the villains.
    • Turns out XANA wanted to lure Franz Hopper (by forcing him to save Aelita) and to kill him. Pragmatic Villain indeed.
    • Awesome moment for 2 Bloks. In fact, this may be one of the best performances of the Bloks in the entire series : they had no problem devirtualizing Yumi, they knocked down Aelita when she tried to use her wings (thus allowing William to throw her in the Digital Sea) and immobilized Aelita with an ice beam. One of them even survived the entire episode!
    • William. He has no problem devirtualizing Ulrich and immediately following with Odd (poor guy didn't even saw it coming). When he finally throws Aelita in the Digital Sea, it's even more awesome by William's Badass Boast just after a Blok prevented Aelita from using her wings to get away:
William: You want to go? Be my guest.
  • Episode 83, Hard Luck: Odd is facing bad luck, and it extends throughout the rest of the team, jeopardizing the mission in the Replika! While the Lyoko Warriors get devirtualized due to a bug, Ulrich saves the whole mission from ending in failure. He demonlishes all of XANA's minions in the laboratory and destroys the supercomputer just as the bug starts to affect him.
    • Yumi uses the large pillars in the desert sector to hide from William and perform a sneak attack, then knocking him straight into the ground. When he recovers, Yumi uses her telekinesis to break one of the pillars in half which crushes William to devirtualization.
  • Episode 84, Guided Missile: With Jeremie's life in the balance, and with Odd and Yumi devirtualized, Ulrich is the last one left to beat William. This time, he anticipates William's strategy. When William dodges with Super Smoke, Ulrich predicts when he'll return to normal and throws his swords straight into William as he resurfaces, giving Aelita the space for her to activate the tower.
  • Episode 86, "Canine Conundrum":
    • Jim, Sissi, and Hiroki, normally the Plucky Comic Relief characters, score some real Badass Normal points in "Canine Conundrum", fighting against XANA's robotic dogs.
    • Aelita leaves her hiding place, and William immediately hits her with a weakened energy wave and traps her in smoke! Approaching the edge of the platform, he throws her into the Digital Sea! But it was a clone. When he finds out, it's too late : he can only watch as Aelita reaches the tower and deactivates it.
    • Props to William though. When he saw Odd heading towards him, the XANA Warrior effortlessly dodges Aelita's energy field : Odd receives the attack and is devirtualised instantly! Made even more awesome by William's sarcasm :
William: Nice shot Aelita! (evil laugh)
  • In episode 89,Music To Soothe The Savage Beast , Odd tames a flying manta and uses it to escort Aelita to the tower. For bonus points, the song that plays during said sequence is "S'envoler" ("Break Away" in the English dub), a sung version of the show's credits theme.
    • In the same episode, Yumi and Odd display their excellent teamwork, first by knocking out one of X.A.N.A.'s specters in the real world, then by devirtualizing William in a grueling air battle.
    • Ulrich defeating a possessed Tamiya by using a mirror to deflect her own Enerbeam.
  • Episode 90: Wrong Exposure: The "Aelita gets brainwashed by XANA into fighting the Lyoko Warriors" method from season 3 returns as XANA-Aelita forces Ulrich and Yumi on the defensive. She even steals Ulrich's sword midway, with the two engaging in a sword fight where she busts out martial art techniques better than most of Ulrich's feats and almost devirtualizes him in an instant.
  • Episode 92: Cold Sweat: As Aelita is about to deactivate the tower that materializes William on the station, she notices a crucial flaw in XANA's plan. By using the tower for William's dematerialization, XANA unintentionally left access for her and Jeremy to use the data to develop a program to free William. After that, Ulrich and Aelita manage to defeat William with no problem.
  • Episode 93: Down To Earth: The Lyoko Warriors finally free William from XANA.
    • Ulrich and William engage each other in their most brutal battle, first fighting on the ground, then escalating onto the Kolossus' arm! The two continue their battle decending from its body while Air Jousting, before Ulrich finally knocks him and his sword down away. Even though William barely won the battle, leaving Ulrich to be crushed by the Kolossus, Ulrich weakened William, and Odd of all people was the one to finish his best friend's job and return William back to Earth.
      • William trolling Ulrich by using Super Smoke to get away from him, leaving him to be crushed by the Kolossus. His evil chuckle makes it even more awesome.
    • Aelita and Odd put off a last stand destroying as much of XANA's robot army as possible before their ultimate defeat.
    • After saving him, Jérémie (the contest in which he says it makes him a Designated Hero, however) acknowledges William as XANA's greatest weapon. Not even the Kolossus left that much of an impact on the team.
  • Episode 94, Fight To The Finish: As the penultimate episode of the series, the Lyoko Warriors and XANA go all out.
    • First, XANA takes advantage of the team's distrust of William to possess him while the others are on Lyoko. Had William entered Lyoko like the rest, he would've surely changed the tide of battle. XANA-William then gives Yumi one the most brutal beatdowns on Earth in the whole series. Not even Ulrich, who later came to help Yumi, is spared.
    • Props to the good William though. His Undying Loyalty to the team even though they rejected him (and Odd came as far as to consider him an enemy) is impressive (to the point he helped them out when Sissi was on their way), but certainly sad at the same time.
    • Yumi lets herself get devirtualized and spends the entire episode preventing XANA-William from hurting Jeremie.
    • Franz sacrifices himself in order to stop XANA for good, with his energy providing the power needed to complete the multi-agent system. At the same time, Ulrich reaches all five of the Kolossus's weak points, finally eliminating XANA's Final Boss.....before its corpse falls on him.
    • In a way, XANA's death. XANA was a villain who until then was constantly a step ahead of the heroes. Its death, after so victories, is certainly satisfying.
  • That said, XANA has his own awesome moment : his objective was to kill Franz Hopper in this season. It may have been finally killed but it still managed to complete that objective.
  • In a different sense of awesome for Sissi, the Grand Finale, Echoes has her somehow acquiring a tracking microchip that she successfully implants on Ulrich and she manages to find the supercomputer and learn about the group's entire adventure via Jeremie's video logs. The looks of shock and horror on the group's face that she pulled this off once she tells her father about it kind of says it all. A crisis is averted since her father thinking she's lost it and taking her to the infirmary for treatment gives the group enough time to return to the past, but the fact that Sissi even put them in such a compromising position to start with is undeniably impressive.

    Meta 
  • In a meta example, when co-creator Thomas Romain isn't busy with work he often spends time with his children by turning their drawings into anime characters, and they look amazing.
  • Code Lyoko managed to reach the top 3 in Cartoon Network's ratings in 2006 and 2007, and still remains a Cult Classic to this day.

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