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  • Ayra's very Establishing Character Moment shortly after her introduction, which is a way to signify that she's a dangerously badass fighter. Both the old fan translation and Project Naga fan translation really conveys it greatly.
    Old Fan-Translation: You better not double-cross me, Cimbaeth, because I'll hunt you down and put your head to a stick! Even if it takes me to the ends of hell! Got it?!
    Project Naga Fan-Translation: Be warned, Cimbaeth: If you break your promise, you'll deeply regret it. Cross me, and I will pursue you to the very depth of the inferno itself, till I take your head. Remember this well!
  • In the game, if Leif is given the killing shot against Travant, an amazing Badass Boast will come in.
    Leif: Travant, we meet at last... I... I've waited so long for this day to arrive... I've dreamed of killing you with my bare hands, and I've lived to carry it out!!
    • Some other battle quotes can give goosebumps:
      Tine: (Against Bloom when he's actually killable) You drove my mother to death. Do I have to remind you!?
      Tine: Are you watching, Mother? I'm going to kill Hilda!!!
    • The thing about the first one on Tine is that... how does Bloom reply to that? "Eep..." Yes, her Wrath is visible enough that Bloom looks like he's wetting his pants.
    • For the last one, try to recall this: Tine is a Thunder-specializing mage, Hilda just happened to use the losing end of the Magic Triangle (Fire). If she's properly trained and even using Speed Ring, it's not an uncommon sight to see Tine enter the battle with 100% hit rate, while Hilda is down to 0%. Talk about a make-able and proper Curb-Stomp Battle.
  • As hard as it is, it's still insanely satisfying to defeat Julius/Loptous without Julia and Naga, if only because of the fact that you're killing an ancient Earth Dragon (well, technically just his vessel), without any sort of divine aid. His sheer disbelief about being slain by mere humans is the icing on the cake.
  • Sigurd, for all his faults, still managed to conquer half the continent with only himself and a small Ragtag Bunch of Misfits for help.
  • When Tine is first recruited, she's shy and nervous about fitting in with the army. She's even nervous if she confronts her uncle. In her second confrontation with him, however, that goes away. She calls him out on leaving her mother to her fate at Hilda's hands. And if Teeny gets to confront Hilda... hoo boy. In addition, if she's chosen as Seliph's lover, she shoots down Seliph's attempt to get her to stay back, saying that she won't let what happened to Seliph's parents happen to them.

Manga (Mitsuki Oosawa)

  • Tailtiu makes an early appearance in the Madino arc as the army is facing Jacoban. She rides in, whips out her Thoron tome, and absolutely kicks his ass, then rides off with a smirk as Sigurd, Azelle, and Lex look on in surprise.
  • The Ooosawa manga gives Deirdre two CMOAs. First is taking Clement's castle with only the help of Lachesis and Ayra, and mostly by outsmarting Clement so she can Silence him and then use the Sleep staff on everyone else but her companions. As a plus, this is when she's in the early stages of her pregnancy with Seliph.
  • The Oosawa manga is really good at Big Damn Heroes scenes. Pretty much everyone gets one, but the best are: Azelle and Lex undoing the Hostage Situation with Midir, Edain healing a badly wounded Azelle right after being liberated by Jamke, and especially Jamke shooting Sandima dead when he was strangling Sigurd atop of a tower.
    • Edain gets a second CMOA in the Oosawa manga, in the rendition of her recruitment of Jamke. The woman is a sweet and kind White Magician Girl, but she's also enough of a Plucky Girl to walk into the middle of a siege and calmly go towards Jamke to bring him to the side of good. She knows that she's likely to get shot to death. She still does it. Edain vs. Jamke's army: Edain WINS and Jamke pulls his Heel–Face Turn.
    • And the above Hostage Situation is a CMOA for Midir, since he tells Sigurd without hesitation to go for Edain no matter what happens to him. That takes guts.
  • Chapter 13 is a whole chapter of awesome for Lewyn, since he graduates to Guile Hero when he and Erinys manage to infiltrate Augusty and pave the way for Sigurd's force to go Storming the Castle.
  • Silvia gets hers in chapter 34 via pulling a Sheryl Nome through refusing to give into despair and singing/dancing for the villagers while Lewyn is in a Hostage Situation, so the people around her will not be depressed and lose faith. She does it fully knowing that they could perfectly kill her for that on the spot. This also paves the way for Erinys and Claud getting theirs when they rescue Lewyn swiftly and flawlessly.
  • Oosawa's expanded version of Annand's death in episode 35. Knowing that she's pretty much done for thanks to Andrei's arrow hitting her in the chest, she pulls the arrow out and fights Pamela to the death. Fucking sad and fucking great.
  • And in episode 37 of the Oosawa manga, there is Lewyn claiming the Silessan throne. In front of Daccar and his troops.
    "I humbly request that you recognize me as the ruler of this country!"
  • Seliph gets a huge moment in his second chapter. Dalvin, who is one of his childhood friends in this story, has had a Face–Heel Turn since he blames La Résistance for the murder of his sister Creidne, which caused the ravaging of a nearby village. After having a rather understandable Heroic BSoD and getting a pep talk from Oifey, he decides to... execute Dalvin with his own hands. But what makes this special is that, before killing him, he gives a Rousing Speech to both Dalvin and the others, telling them that he will overthrow the Empire so such things will never happen again. It's both wonderful and heartbreaking.
    • Oifey's pep talk to Seliph, Larcei's Shut Up, Hannibal! to Dalvin when he reveals his Face–Heel Turn to her and Seliph, and Scáthach stopping Larcei from killing Dalvin before he can be judged are pretty awesome (and sad) in themselves.
    • Also, while Edain has become a Retired Badass, it doesn't mean her pluck has gone away. Even when the abbey is almost defenseless against Dozelian troops, she's getting ready to defend it and planning how to do so no matter what. In the end, Lester and Diarmuid join in and she doesn't need to fight, but it's still a very nice scene.
  • Any time Seliph gives out a What the Hell, Hero? to the people he fought alongside with for clinging onto prejudice and perpetuating the Cycle of Revenge, be it against the people of the Empire (Iuchar and Iucharba) and even the Loptr faith that actually just wanted to co-exist together, not trying to blow the world up out of hatred. A lot of the troubles of Jugdral could be avoided if their ancestors didn't cling into the Cycle of Revenge, and Seliph really takes it to himself to make sure the cycle ends.

Manga (Nea Fuyuki)

  • Ced's debut. Larcei and co. are scouting out Manster from a distance when they see Dragon Knights attacking the town — only for a powerful wind to kill them, with even Larcei's group being able to feel its strength from where they are. When it dies down, you get to see where it's coming from: the fingertips of a lone figure standing calmly on a cliff, aka Ced. In that moment, you know that Ced is one of the most powerful people in Jugdral.
  • Seliph and Shanan's reunion in Ch. 3. Shanan, having just acquired Balmung, suddenly appears to pull a Big Damn Heroes for Seliph, before Seliph immediately proceeds to return the favour. At that point, Shanan realizes that Seliph has grown past the kid who needs his protection, as they then simultaneously wipe out the remaining enemies — as equals, for the first time.

Manga (other)

  • One of the artists who drew the Genealogy mangas earned a huge Moment of Awesome with her storytelling. Nuts Fujimori manages the almost impossible task of making her version of Genealogy of the Holy War funny. One of the bleakest, Darker and Edgier games in the franchise... now it's a wacky, silly, and freaking entertaining comedy.