- The beginning of the game. It starts with Lightning vs Caius in Valhalla and you get to fight him as Lightning running across the shores of Valhalla on Odin against Chaos Bahamut, followed by some cinematic scenes with Advent Children physics as Lightning and Caius fight. Then Noel shows up through a gate and Lightning saves him by summoning Bahamut and fights Chaos Bahamut in the air, sends Noel to the past to find Serah as Caius summons a massive meteor. Lightning responds by having Odin throw her into the meteor. And that's just the prologue.
- The Final Boss. You start off fighting Chaos Bahamut on Sazh's airship as he flies through the skies of Pulse, then after that we fight Caius on the same airship. Next thing you know, you're in Valhalla where you have to fight Caius twice in the same battle, and then after a short cutscene you have to fight Jet Bahamut, Amber Bahamut, and Garnet Bahamut. That's right, three freaking Bahamuts at once. And to top it all off? These three pieces of music play in the background.
- Within the span of one episode, Serah takes on Caius alone and wins, breaks out of her Lotus-Eater Machine with minimal help, and the breaks through time and space to save Noel from his. Not bad for a former dead little sister, huh?
- The fact that Vanille and Fang help her break out of it is also really fantastic.
- Depending upon how you look at it, the fact that Caius is the first villain in the series to come out on top is pretty cool. The fact that he made a Determinator like Lightning give up (albeit temporarily) makes it more impressive.
- Noel and Caius' final sword duel on the beaches of Valhalla where Noel makes Caius realize why Yeul chooses to return again and again before delivering a beautiful coup de grace.
- Any of the finishing cutscenes against the major bosses that have you do a Cinematic Action sequence. Special mention goes to the battle against Royal Ripeness, where Snow LAUNCHES a 200-foot giant flan into the air!!!
- The heroes have destroyed the Proto fal'Cie Adam, but a Grandfather Paradox keeps bringing it back. How does Serah handle it? Grabbing her sword and charging it, screaming at Hope that 'his machines are driving her nuts!' It works.
- Gilgamesh is available to battle in the Coliseum thru DLC, complete with a remixed version of his theme song. He'll also be wielding 5 guns and a rocket launcher before switching over to his normal set of swords and is by far the hardest boss in the game.
- In Snow's DLC trailer he faces off against Gilgamesh; Gilgamesh shoots a missile at Snow just for Snow to catch the missile with his hands alone and throw it back at him!
- Lightning saving Snow from Gilgamesh after he gets knocked down. Then they become Back-to-Back Badasses when they have to face Serah and Noel with their army of dlc bosses.
- The Coliseum DLC in general. You get to fight some of the great Final Fantasy legends fully rendered in XIII-2's stunning graphics. If you're lucky enough, you can have them on your team from then on out!Arbiter of Time: Foolish children of Man. The crime you commit is grievous indeed. The Arbiter of Time serves the goddess of death in all her merciless splendor. All mortal beings stand as equals when they receive their ultimate judgement. Only the most powerful is chosen to pass the sentence. (transforms into Valfodr) Your sin is your arrogance. Such hubris, to think you could challenge me! Drown in seas of blood, writhe in infernal flame, and suffer eternal torment! Your punishment awaits!
- The fifth paradox ending "The Future is Hope" gives Snow one of these after another. It starts with him engaging in his favorite past time by saving Serah and Noel from Alyssa's booby trapped gate continues with him pre-emptively saving Hope by informing him of an assassination and taking a temporary leadership role by dishing out duties. It ends with him returning to the Historia Crux without a time gate. That's right, Snow turned Shiva into a time machine!
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