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On television, in audio dramas, even in Sequential Art, Doctor Who has many moments of awesome to pick from.

  • "The Flood". The Eighth Doctor goes full-on angry god against an army of future Cybermen, annihilating them utterly. Then he gives up the chance to achieve communion with the Vortex, becoming one with everything, to save his companion's life.
  • "Wormwood". Specifically, The Reveal, where Eight reveals just how he's tricked the Ancient Conspiracy that's been screwing him over for the past couple of storyarcs.
  • "The Glorious Dead" is an MoA for the Master. He changes the course of history so his forces end up ruling the Earth for centuries - by taking advantage of the Doctor's earlier meddling, something he's quite happy to point out to the Doctor in the course of a massive put-down. And that's just a distraction from what he's really after.
  • Junior Cyberleader Kroton was once the single Cyberman capable of feeling emotions, who after a really strange day was forced to escape from the Cybermen and roam the universe. Then it was revealed he was able to pound a squad of Sontarans into submission. Then he joins with the Eighth Doctor. Then he saves both him and his companion in turn from a band of pirates. Then he happily blows off his race's obsession with logic upon seeing the TARDIS' interior, proving he's not a machine. Then he fights a superpowered immortal to a standstill. Then his mind is fully restored. Then he's granted the trophy the Master wanted in The Glorious Dead, ruins his plans, returns time to its proper course, ejects him from the TARDIS and leaves the Universe to godhood.
  • "Uninvited Guest": the Seventh Doctor, in full Oncoming Storm mode, takes down a group of Eternals who manipulated a world into destroying itself. The method by which he defeats them is the true source of the awesome. He basically pulls a reversal of the punishment he'd later inflict on the Family of Blood and makes the Eternals mortal. He gave each of them the gift of a single, mortal life so that they'd understand the value of what they so callously destroyed.
  • One for Majenta Pryce in "The Crimson Hand".
    Majenta: The face isn't listening. Talk to the hand. (Cue four huge, villain-defeating laser beams from the hand-shaped God Machine.)
  • Rory tops himself, and quite possibly takes the all-time Companion Crowning Moment, in "Chains of Olympus", where he lets out a Pre Ass Kicking One Liner in the form of "Hi, honey! Is this bloke bothering you?", announces himself as Roranicus the First of the Upper Leadworth Empire, and whips out a Your Mom joke... all before taking on Ares, the Greek god of war, in SINGLE COMBAT, and wiping the floor with him. Eat your heart out, Kratos.
  • "Hunters Of The Burning Stone": While the Eleventh Doctor and Ian are trapped in a psychic realm that brings the Doctor's memories to life, the Doctor and Ian witness some of the heroic moments from all the Doctor's past regenerations. Including the Second Doctor fighting an Ice Warrior, the Third Doctor karate chopping a villain, the Eighth fighting with the Master, and Ten sword-fighting with a Sycorax, among others.
    • Ian at one point saves The Doctor from one of the Hunters, by bashing him in the head with a sword made of psychic metal. For his part, The Doctor is suitably impressed.
    Doctor: The Knight of Jaffa strikes again!
  • "The Blood of Azrael" has Annabel Lake tricking Azrael (or Danny Fisher) into defeat by pretending to join him.
  • The Stockbridge Showdown: The Twelfth Doctor utterly shatters Josiah W. Dogbolter's empire with the aid of six companions: Maxwell Edison, Destrii, Sharon Davies, Frobisher, Majenta Pryce and Izzy Sinclair. And to cap it off, he finally convinces Max to take a short ride in the TARDIS to celebrate his sixtieth birthday.