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  • A small one at the beginning of the game, but your first battle is this. You, The Slacker, and an Extreme Doormat with no apparent combat training between the three of you whatsoever, manage to beat three demons from the pits of hell into submission with nothing but your bare hands.
  • Daichi runs a truck off an overpass and hits Dubhe with it, which not only severely cripples it, but strips it of its Nigh-Invulnerability, allowing the rest of the team to Curb-Stomp Battle what's left.
    • After spending a huge portion of the game being a male Yuzu expy, the end of his Fate link has him saving Hinako from ten enemy squads One-Man Army style and casting aside his Cowardly Lion persona in the process.
  • Jungo's introduction consists of him kicking ass and taking names.
    • Jungo once again shows what he's made of when he realizes that a cat he's taking care of is in danger of being killed by demons. The only way to describe what happens is "Curb-Stomp Battle."
  • The Dragon Stream gets one taking out Mizar. After a very long, agonizing Why Won't You Die? fight in which it does everything to avoid dying, the dragon starting eating the remains. Unfortunately, Mizar starts reproducing like a rabbit to avoid dying, but the dragon pulls the same trick with its own head to keep swallowing the clones, and eventually manages to outrace Mizar and completely devour it.
  • Fumi smacks down Trumpeter—using a bunch of laptops—when it refuses to cooperate.
  • Completing the final battles during the Septentrione Arc's Liberator and Kingmaker routes can become one for the player if done on the first playthrough. Circumstances impose a variant of We Cannot Go On Without You, while the Polaris' final form becomes much stronger than in the other routes. One mistake can cause a Game Over, but the player still does it despite overwhelming odds.
    • The resulting endings are just as badass. In either ending, Polaris goes down, in total disbelief and rage that a group of mere humans successfully killed what is the equivalent of god. Under the Kingmaker route, a new admin is put in place: That's right, the player. With just Alcor at their side, the protagonist remakes the universe and guides and protects humanity for the ages to come. In this troper's personal favorite ending, the Liberator route, despite the stinger hinting at the triangulum, humanity becomes truly free: No more admin, and despite the dying words of Polaris, mankind is shown to be continuing on.
  • The Septentrione Arc's True Ending is just awesome. As the universe goes back to 8 days ago, each one of the characters express their goodbyes to the Protagonist. The ending credits of this ending actually does show how each one of them continued their lives.
    • The Septentrione Arc's True Ending ends with a Meaningful Echo of the first scene of the game. It's almost an exact copy, with almost the same dialogue choices, but the small differences really make you feel you've made a difference and hint that the Sept. Arc isn't going to repeat itself:
      • Daichi still complains about the exams, except this time he immediately states his intend to give his future some real, serious thought, showing he won't run away from his problems anymore.
      • Io's introduction goes much the same way as it did in the beginning of the game, until you tell her that they'll get the answers to the mock exams later. That was the right answer in the first scene, but this time she tells you she already knows. Instead, she speaks her mind and tells you straight out she saw you at school and wants to hang out with you.
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    • The Triangulum Arc's True Ending then adds even more to it. All of the characters bid their good-byes to the protagonist as they, one by one, rise up and input their record into the Heavenly Throne while Miyako and Al Saiduq watch them on float above. The world then regresses one final time and shows the best ending everyone could get, including the reincarnation of Miyako and Al Saiduq as humans with no attachments to supernatural beings.
  • Whether or not you think Ronaldo is a crazy Knight Templar or not, you have to admit the man is a total badass. He's able to turn a small band of rioters into a force capable of taking on JP's, can easily wreck your team the first time you fight him, and can take down the third Septentrione by himself. However, as the game goes on, Ronaldo becomes more and more obsessed with defeating Yamato, so much so that he ends up being more ruthless than his foe. Until you reach the end of his Fate route and find a group of JP's about to be killed by demons. He's almost about to leave them to their fate when you ask him if this is justice. Ronaldo realizes what he's done, turns around, and kicks the demons' collective asses. Later on, you find him just after he's beaten a member of JP's. The soldier expects to be killed, but Ronaldo just lets him go, knowing the guy's just doing his job. Heck, he's even willing to extend the hand of friendship to Yamato, who earlier Ronaldo wanted to kill. This turnaround from Knight Templar to true hero is Ronaldo's true moment of awesome, and even Yamato recognizes him as worthy at the end.
  • Summoning Shiva on the fifth day. You have got to admire Hinako's dancing skills, when even the Lord of Dance is impressed. He even announces his arrival by applauding her.
    Shiva: That was brilliant, child of man. I have never seen such elegance before!
  • One of the side plots in the Triangulum Arc begins with Ronaldo pinning Keita, a championship boxer, to the ground. It takes Keita all his strength to break free, and that even impresses him.
  • The final battle of the Triangulum Arc has the protagonists and his friends going up against Canopus, creator and maintainer of the Administrator system. How do they hurt an entity that is invincible due to embodying the laws of the universe? They steal the Factors that make it invincible and use the Factors' might against it.
  • Defeating the Bonus Boss of the Triangulum arc, Tico. After braving through three forms, fighting through endless waves of souped-up demons, and facing the dreaded Megidoladyne, they are astounded by your strength and are confident that you can create a bright future for mankind.

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  • In the anime, Hibiki can summon Byakko right away.
  • The fact alone it is now possible to see the sheer power of both demon and Septentrion alone is cause for cheer. Crosses into outright Nightmare Fuel, yes, but it's Worth It.
  • Airi's fury earns her Lorelei, who manages to impale the otherwise Nigh Invulnerable Megrez with Bufudyne and expose its core to allow the others to outright destroy it for good.
  • An understated, but potentially more satisfying one, is Hibiki confronting Yamato at the end of episode 9. After eight episodes of being rather a rather generic Pinball Protagonist, he finally shows some real, admirable fortitude. He's done his homework and put the pieces together, gotten over some of his angst, and more or less takes Yamato's argument apart. When Yamato pulls the asshole maneuver and brushes him off, Hibiki chases him into the elevator, continues the argument, and stares him down, and Yamato actually backs off. At this point, it's finally clear that Hibiki is not to be taken lightly.
  • After being used as the show's Butt-Monkey and The Chew Toy because of the laughable power of his demons, Daichi finally gets enough of Benetnasch's crap in Episode 11 when it looks like it's going to kill both Hibiki and Yamato. He finally goes berserk and proceeds to summon Black Frost, a demon explicitly mentioned to be stronger than Baal, Pallas Athena and Byakko (meaning, the strongest demon seen so far in the anime) to pound the shit out of the Last Septentrion.
    • While this serves as a Tearjerker as well Fumi went out in style after summoning Trumpeter to disable the cancel summoning of the Septentrion. She knew her death was coming but instead of dying in vain or looking in horror before her death, Fumi accepts death with the same emotionless expression from the beginning to the end.
  • In Episode 10, after being told by literally everybody that it's impossible to save Io, Hibiki pulls a literal miracle out of the fire and manages to channel the Ryumyaku, using its power to both defeat Lugh and save Io.
  • Also in Episode 11, Alcor crushing Botis when he brings out his weapon against him.
  • And in Episode 12, the battle between Yamato and Alcor, with both combatants pulling out all the stops. Then, after Daichi and Io perform a Heroic Sacrifice to save him, Hibiki follows Yamato and directly confronts him for their final battle.
  • In Episode 13, Hibiki first, gets all of his friends' demons, then proceeds to mass fuse them into Helel/Lucifer.

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