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Despite supposedly being a light-hearted Magical Girl spin-off, Prisma Illya is still a Fate series, which means there are many awesome moments.

    Prisma Illya 
  • The entire fight against Saber Class Card.
    • Especially the part where Illya uses Archer's Class Card to draw on Unlimited Blade Works and traces Excalibur!
    • It's even more awesome animated. All with Illya's version of EMIYA played in the background.
    • But don't take our word for it! Watch the whole scene in its glory here.
  • Illya utterly destroying not one but all of the 100 personalities of Hundred-Faced Hassan. Yes, the schoolgirl really DID just completely destroy 100 legendary Assassins. By herself.

    Prisma Illya 2wei! 
  • Chapter 16 of 2wei, even if somewhat not as epic as it could have been: Chloe launching Crane Wing Three Realmsnote  against Bazett. And a CMOA for Bazett for all but completely shrugging it off.
  • Chapter 21. "Broken Illusions" is pretty much a chapter long awesome moment for the Eighth Card a crazed Gilgamesh, who shows what happens when he goes all out.
  • Chapter 22, Bazett charging the Gate of Babylon; getting stabbed multiple times including her heart; then using the pain and blood as a sacrifice to a resurrection rune to keep going and ripping Gilgamesh's heart out. Gilgamesh survives, because he's hax (because he's using all the mana he drained from the leylines to regenerate himself); but for a non-Servant (or a non-Magical Girl), Bazette is an absolute BEAST. (Really, had she actually been in the 5th Grail War; Gil would have been dead on the floor in seconds before he could even hope to deploy Ea in retaliation, a feat that nobody else could accomplish.)
    • Now in animated form.
      • Even before that Chloe forging and using broken Excalibur with Avalon as an opening attack against Gilgamesh. It was constantly pointed out in the original time-line and other series that it would take all of Archer's abilities just to manifest it momentarily and it was beyond his scope to even attempt to twist it, and she used both noble phantasm as ammunition in a second without even taxing her. Sure, it didn't even scratch Gilgamesh because he had the "Shield of the Gods" an anti-divinity defense, but it was still the second most broken technique in the franchise.
  • 2wei chapter 26. Illya bitchslaps Gilgamesh.
    • What made this even more awesome was that she wasn't even transformed when she did it. She had already seen this massive, corrupted monster kill Bazette during the earlier fight (she got better), yet Illya charged in and stood right next to the center of the thing as an ordinary, fragile, ten-year-old girl with no defenses at all, and slapped it in the face.
    • Followed up by her combining Sapphire and Ruby. And kicking Gilgamesh's ass. By overpowering Enuma Elish. As said by the King of Heroes himself.
Gilgamesh: So you meant to tell me that Ea's attack was defeated...?

    Prisma Illya 3rei! 
  • 3rei kicks off shortly with Gilgamesh facing off against Angelica, the member of the Ainsworths with his powers, so most of his arsenal, and not only is Gil able to put up a decent fight once he steals Enkidu back, he is able to make his opponent look like a fool for most of the fight... then she stops fighting like he would. Cue Oh, Crap! face from Gilgamesh.
  • End of chapter 4, Beatrice scoffs that This Is Reality to Illya (after she's been torturing Tanaka); which makes Illya realize that both Miyu and Tanaka had responded immediately that "people can't fly." The Crapsack World they're from has FORCED them to believe permanently that they cannot fly, ever. They cannot dream, they cannot hope. This is unacceptable. Then she transforms and announces that she's taking everyone's wings BACK.
    • An extension of this occurs later when Illya and Kuro are facing down Angelica as well as the brainwashed Rin and Luvia, and Illya is told that she has to make a choice - either she saves Miyu, or she saves the whole world, as if she saves Miyu and foils the Ainsworth's plans, Miyu's world will perish and humanity along with it. Illya, of course, decides to Take a Third Option, declaring that she will save both. Then Illya, Kuro, Bazett and Gil execute their plan, freeing Rin and Luvia and completely outmanoeuvring Angelica, allowing Kuro the chance to destroy the roof and walls of the castle tower where Miyu is being kept, which allows Illya to move in and fake out Darius with a surprise attack with Rule Breaker, exposing him as Julian and allowing Sapphire to reunite with Miyu. This also allows Gil to head underground during the commotion while everyone's attention is on what's going on at the tower and free Miyu's brother.
  • An off-screen one. Miyu's brother managing to save her and launch her into another world. Meaning that he had to go against the Ainsworth all by himself, and considering that one of them is more than enough to hold off a Servant (heck the Head of the family can literally block Excalibur with one bare HAND for crying out loud!), and they all had Class Cards, he must be a grade A BADASS Motherfucker!
    • Said brother is quite obviously the parallel universe's version of Shirou. Despite not even being a main character anymore, Shirou is still GAR when a situation requires him to be.
  • 3rei #23: Miyu's brother - explicitly called Shirou Emiya by Julian - shows his credentials. His opening move? Nine Lives. His next move? Projecting Ig-Alima, a weapon that Gilgamesh notes is a divine weapon. Something which even Archer and Shirou of Fate/Stay Night can't create without killing themselves. All these weapons are formed without him slowing down a bit.
    • And then we get awesomeness squared in #25: Shirou and Chloe taking on Angelica using the Gilgamesh class card together. Both of them pull out Kanshou and Bakuya Overedge and they read her next attack in order to get in a sneak attack from below before finishing her off.
  • Shirou installing the "Fake" Archer class card on to himself and transforming into a mixture of Avenger and Heroic Spirit EMIYA. It's as badass as it sounds. His new look is ten times cooler than that. What does he do with this power? He first starts using his new form to kick the ass of his world's version of Shinji. Unlike Fate/Stay Night, where Shinji is at best beaten verbally by Shirou and at worst overpowered by Shirou with a metal pipe, this Shirou holds nothing back and punches his face in, insults his fighting prowess, pities his very existence, etc. Given that this is Shinji, this was a reckoning long past due.
    • What happened after he defeated Shinji? "Without a moment to rest, enemies with cards came by one after another." He defeats the next five cards and wins the Holy Grail War IN. ONE. NIGHT.
      • The fight against Saber Install!Darius. Early in the battle, Shirou stabs one of his arms using projected swords, but as expected from King Arthur, he won't go down easily, One-Handed Zweihänder or not. In the climax of battle, Darius prepares his Wave Motion Sword move, but Shirou managed to dodge by crouching, as Excalibur was meant to be swung using both hands.
    • 3rei #43 reveals just what it took for the Ainsworths to capture Shirou. After he creates his own, snow-covered Unlimited Blade Works, he matches and surpasses Angelica's full-power Gate of Babylon, even deflecting her Ig-Alima and Sul-Sagana with his own copies. It took Angelica's own Flash Air - something the normal Gilgamesh does not have - in order for her to dodge a fatal attack and reclaim her advantage, and she ultimately needed to make use of Ea to defeat him. Not only did he survive it, but he was able to successfully accomplish his goal of sending Miyu to safety, essentially claiming victory over the Ainsworths despite his capture. Not even Julian himself tried to stop him when they briefly talked at the end of the Grail War despite what we've seen him capable of. Oh, and did we mention that Shirou launched a literal wall of swords into Angelica?
    • Not to mention this Shirou is one of the very few people in the entire Nasuverse at this point to make an unambiguously successful wish using the Holy Grail (others being Marisbury Animusphere and Solomon in Fate/Grand Order). Though in his case, it went above and beyond the wish he asked of it - Miyu was sent to a world where she not only found new friends and adoptive family who cared for her, and also found happiness with them, those friends were also loyal enough to go through hell and back to save her, but also determined to save her world as well without sacrificing her to do it.
  • 3drei #48: Rin manages to work out the Ainsworth's entire plan by piecing together the things she's seen and heard and knowledge of how a magus like Darius works. This leads her to discovering something important about the alternate universe: that in this universe's history, Pandora's Box was never opened.
  • 3drei #52: How does one defeat Beatrice as Thor? Illya has a plan. She basically uses the Berserker card's secondary function, mixing it with the Rider card to basically become Gorgon, with the intent of recreating Thor's final battle against Jormungandr, by taking Beatrice out with poison. Sure, it only breaks Beatrice's gauntlet and forces her to go all-out, but still, it gives her a fighting chance.
  • 3drei #53: Kuro seems to be fighting sloppily and wasting her blades against Berserker!Sakura, until right when the mad wraith pulls her arm back to swing a death blow... and stops, dropping the sword and twitching. Turns out Kuro was buying time for Miyu, in Assassin form, to inflict poison on Berserker-Sakura. What's more, due to it being an airborne toxin, Kuro was fighting and attacking and dodging all while holding her breath.
  • 3drei #55: Illya's gambit of recreating Thor's death fails because the identity of Beatrice's Class Card is Magni, the survivor of Ragnarok.
    • This is then followed by the reveal that Beatrice had lost the fight from the beginning, as Bazett had already set up Fragrach, and Illya was only fighting to try and avoid killing her.
  • 3drei #58: Illya, with the help of the Berserker Class Card, saves Beatrice from the failed Fragarach attack. The Fragarach attack succeeded, but did not do enough to defeat Beatrice, who is now on an uncontrollable rampage. It didn't stop Illya one bit. In her own words, in another universe, Berserker can't be defeated, he's the strongest in the world!
    • How she did it deserves a mention too. Before the raid on the mud cube, Angelica gave Illya's Berserker card an enchantment to make it auto-eject after 10 minutes of installation so she wouldn't lose her sanity to the card. The ejection begins near the end of the fight, but she forces it back in and charges at Beatrice after Mjölnir starts malfunctioning from the Fragarach strike, then releases it so the enchantment catches Beatrice's Berserker card too, ejecting both and ending the fight. Everyone else thought saving Beatrice was impossible, but Illya did it anyway with nothing but improvisation and sheer willpower. It really shows how far Illya has come as The Hero.
  • 3drei #67: The girls are facing off against Darius, but despite everything they've learned and done, they are no match for the powerful magus: his Displacement Magecraft is so absurdly honed that he can attack from anywhere and everywhere and be anywhere and everywhere, repelling and evading everything they try. He underscores his threat level by destroying the Class Cards from within their bodies, rendering all of Illya's newfound skills useless. Eventually, only the Archer Card is left - which is essentially Kuro's heart, and when he goes for it, there's nothing they can do about it. Kuro does not go quietly: knowing her number is up, she takes the Origin Bullet she was given earlier and rams it into her chest and into Darius' hand while it's inside her body, taking advantage of the only time she knew she could land a hit. The Anti-Magic bullet gets to work immediately, destroying the magic circuits that compose Darius utterly.
  • Everything appears to have gone down shit creek without a paddle. Miyu appears to have been turned into a Grail by Darius and swallowed by him. The world has ended, and only Illya, Tanaka and Gil are left. But that doesn't stop them from coming up with a plan to save the world by sending Illya's consciousness into the past, with a method that is basically rayshifting. Illya somehow manages to receive a mysterious box from Darius' past self from before his noble self started degrading, and decides to go back to Pandora's original time period to befriend her, in hopes of changing the past from a point in time where history wasn't established, knowing that she would lose everything in the process. This has an immediate effect on the point in time before the world ends - Miyu has somehow survived (declaring that she'll take back Illya despite not even remembering her face or name), and it's implied Pandora's outlook has already changed.
  • 3rei #69: Shirou with a gun. We can see how scary Shirou can be when he was properly trained by Kiritsugu in this timeline.