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  • When the judgement-hungry Knight Templar goddess Ashera refuses the Last-Second Chance, Ike points Ragnell directly in the Greater-Scope Villain's face and says:
    Ike: Then we will fight... and we will save our people. Make your peace with whatever the gods worship. Your end is near.
    Ashera: My near?
    Ike: In every battle that mattered in my life, I've always been the one left standing, no matter how slim my chances. This battle means more than any of the others, because it's for the life of every person that I've ever cared about. I will win this fight.
    • Soon after, he proceeds to (with good goddess Yune's power) deliver the final blow and kill a god. Complete with Ass-Kicking Pose.
  • At the top of the Tower of Guidance, when the Big Bad goes on his Motive Rant and explains that the heroes will have to go through him to get to the Greater-Scope Villain, what is Ike's response?
    Ike: I don't need to hear anything else, then. [points Ragnell in Sephiran's face, and this starts playing] I'm going to make your death as painful as I know how.
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  • Marcia rushing to fight off an entire troop of wyvern knights by herself to protect Elincia, Leanne. and Nealuchi (a queen, princess, and princess' royal retainer respectively), and spouts a constant stream of insults at them the entire time. She even manages to yell at Haar in the midst of the battle to make him help her.
  • Elincia has the confidence to lay down her weapon in between two warring armies just to prove a point.
  • The Black Knight is a Moment of Awesome in and of himself, especially when he joins Micaiah's party early on as a playable character, making for one hell of a Wham Episode.
  • Ilyana enacting vengeance upon the prison guards who captured her and Aimee, for feeding her nothing but scraps. "I must have vengeance!"
  • Ranulf surviving two fights with the Black Knight.
  • Sanaki's conversation with a certain subordinate near the end of the game... Doubles as a Funny Moment.
    Sanaki: You are my subordinate, after all. I've decided that leaving one's empress to die is punishable by drowning in a pool of rancid butter.
    Sephiran/Lehran: Of course it is, my empress.
    Sanaki: I hope you're a strong swimmer.
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  • Leanne is the cause of one when she arrives in Crimea in Part 2. Paraphrasing the narration: "The Crimean nobles don't like how Elincia welcomes the Heron Princess to court so readily, but they know that if they say anything Tibarn and Naesala will tear them apart, so they shut up about it."
  • Kurthnaga's Big Damn Heroes moment at the end of 3-13, levelling a castle with a single attack to provoke a ceasefire.
  • Soren gets a few:
    • Repeatedly mouthing off at the battle-thirsty lion laguz general and future king of the beast tribe Skrimir, knowing that the latter respects him and can't win the war without him.
    • When Aimee, the shop girl with a crush on Ike, offers the Greil Mercernaries a discount if Ike tells her he loves her, Ike is about to comply (purely for business reasons). Soren rushes in and warns Ike that if he tells Aimee this, she'll spread the "news" around, ruining Ike's reputation. Soren proceeds to put his own, apparently dormant, charisma into effect, sweet talking getting the discount for Ike. Short, dark, introverted Soren turns out to be a ladykiller. Crosses over with Funny Moments.
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    • If he fights Micaiah during Part 3, chapter 7, he outright insults her. Note that, while Micaiah is not evil, everyone treats her with much more sympathy than her concrete actions elicit, and he Meteors her. In the face. Usually twice. Best yet, performing this Moment of Awesome is one of the steps to unlocking a secret ending scene.
      Soren: Do not presume to understand me, you ridiculous girl.
    • He gets a big one in his backstory. He manages to find someone he has only seen once in his life who didn't even stay in the same country, by himself, as a little boy. Both for the resolve to see it through, and the fact that it actually worked.
  • Radiant Dawn also manages to do one via an elaborate bait and switch. The player spend most of the first two parts of the game controlling Micaiah's efforts with the Dawn Brigade and Elincia's attempt to keep ahold of her throne, respectively. And while a lot of familiar faces are seen, there's several questions at times about where Ike and the Greil Mercenaries are, as Elincia would ask for their help if she could find them. In the end, she deals with it on her terms, captures the traitorous Duke Ludvick, and imprisons him, only for him to try to talk his way out of it by trying to ransom off Elincia's foster sister and bodyguard Lucia, who he'd captured earlier, by literally presenting her ready to be hanged outside the walls of Elincia's castle. To accept is to doom her authority as Queen of Crimea for all time, but to refuse is to condemn Lucia, her closest friend, to death. Everyone knows this and even Lucia tells Elincia not to throw everything away for her sake. Elincia doesn't, and is about to watch Lucia die for her... when the Greil Mercenaries show up out of NOWHERE, save Lucia, proceed to trash Ludveck's remaining forces around the scaffolding, and generally remind everyone just why they were the badasses that helped win the last war in a brilliant introductory moment that wouldn't have worked half as well if they'd been there from day one.
  • In the climax of Chapter 3-E, Mist collapses from the overwhelming chaotic energy emitting from Lehran's Medallion, and she has to be escorted out of the battlefield. If Mist has an A-Support with Boyd and he's deployed into battle, Boyd immediately offers to clear the way for an unconscious Mist. I repeat: Boyd single-handedly clears a path for an unconscious girl when they are completely outnumbered. Doubles as a Heartwarming Moment since this shows how much Boyd loves and cares for Mist, as he's willing to risk life and limb to ensure her safety. If that isn't the sign of a loving boyfriend, then this troper has no idea what is.
  • Practically anything Haar does or says.
    Haar: Why couldn't you just stay on patrol? Saw a pretty little heron and just had to have her, is that it? I could never decide if you were more greedy or more corrupt. Stupid was never in the question, though.
    Zeffren: Who do you think you are?! You're a traitor, just like Shiharam! The dracoknights spit on your name!
    Haar: ... Do they now? Well, here's your chance to try the real thing.
    • Haar is so awesome that when he re-recruits Jill in the midst of a heated battle where they are on opposite sides, she's swooning near the end of his speech.
    • Haar's conversation with Levail in the Tower of Guidance gives Moments of Awesome for both of them.
      Levail: He is the last true knight. I will die for him.
      Haar: Yes, Levail. You will.
      Levail: How I dreamed of fighting a proper foe! I am honoured, Sir Haar! Have at you!
  • Sothe getting promoted to Whisper by Yune. He seriously says he feels great- so great he could arm wrestle with Skrimir.
  • Most of the boss dialogues in Part 4, especially against Izuka.
    • Zihark is a great example for those aware of his past.
      Zihark: …She always told me not to let anger and hatred get the best of me, not the let them guide my blade… This will be my only exception.
    • Bastian outright says he would dissect Izuka's brain to find a possible cure for Renning.
      Izuka: Y-you monster! What you suggest is unconscionable!
      Bastian: Exactly, yet you had no hesitation before doing worse to the laguz. I will speed you now to the afterlife, where you may contemplate your life's egregious mistakes.
    • Volke simply gets to the point.
      Izuka: You! You're...
      Volke: ...Under a new contract. Good-bye, Izuka.
    • From other chapters, there's this gem from Stefan in 4-3:
      Numida: Wh-who are you?
      Stefan: I am the desert, and I brook no intrusion. Make peace with your goddess.
  • Astrid gets a brilliant one if she's selected to fight Lekain or Hetzel. In Hetzel's case, Astrid cements her character development from being a pampered noble to a resplendent knight of Crimea by viciously calling out Hetzel's blind obedience. In Lekain's case, we learn that this was the man Astrid supposed to marry way back in Path of Radiance, and he forgot she existed. That's okay, though; Astrid tells him to his face marrying him would have been the greatest mistake in her life, and you can have her finish off the madman.

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