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The Movie

  • The entire confrontation in the boiler room.
    • J.D. refuses to tell Veronica how to disable the bomb, and flips her off. Veronica responds by shooting his middle finger off.
  • J.D. scaring the shit out of Ram and Kurt in the cafeteria. Nasty and sort of psychotic? Yes. But did they deserve it? Yes.
  • Veronica telling off the hippie teacher in the final act for saying an incredibly insensitive speech ("Whether or not to commit suicide is a big choice every teenager must face") was awesome.
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  • As an awkward teen in the Eighties, the whole concept of a revenge fantasy against the bullying jerks was awesome. From the epitome of cool that JD and Veronica embodied, to the audacity in their actions and the slick way they talked, the movie was a great big "YEAH!"
  • During the scene where the Heathers + Veronica are playing croquet, Chandler knocks Duke's ball way off to the side, behind the fountain. Heather Duke makes the shot anyway, hitting it against the statue and sending it against the tree and then to the goal.
  • Veronica, bloodied, disheveled and singed, lightning a cigarette off of the defeated JD's explosion.
  • Veronica giving an Armor-Piercing Slap to Heather Duke for making cruel comments regarding Martha's attempted suicide.
  • The sheer amount of quotable lines the film (especially J.D.) has produced is a meta moment of awesome.
  • Veronica stands up for herself during the Remington party, refusing to give the guy sex.
    • Veronica: You know, I have a little prepared speech I tell my suitor when he wants more than I’d like to give him.

The Musical

  • The angelic chanting as the Heathers enter in "Beautiful" is one for the titular trio. Similarly, "Candy Store" may celebrate their mean, degrading lifestyle, but damned if it isn't glamorous!
  • J.D.'s entry to the house in "Yo Girl" is Creepy Awesome at its finest.
    Time's up, go say your prayers!
  • The ghosts of Veronica's victims giving her "The Reason You Suck" Speech in "Yo Girl".
  • The boiler room scene actually manages to be more awesome in the musical. In the movie, Veronica holds a gun to J.D., which was pretty badass. However, in the musical, he pulls the gun on her, and what does she do? She calmly keeps walking towards him, even as the thing's barely an inch from her head, still trying to talk J.D. down! Girl's got guts.
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  • A villainous one for J.D. in "Our Love Is God". It's a very memorable Villain Song and his killing of Kurt and Ram would be hard to make more satisfying, and especially after what they've done throughout the show, listening to the guitar riff as J.D. forces Kurt to beg for his life is surprisingly cathartic.
    The dinosaurs will turn to dust, they'll die because we say they must.
  • A weird example in "I Love My Dead Gay Son", but, despite what happens beforehand, the two fathers are able to overcome their homophobia and end up together. Doubles as a CMOF.
  • The live performance of "Meant to Be Yours." In the hands of a less skilled actor, it would be Narm, but in the hands of Ryan McCartan and/or Dave Thomas Brown and/or Dan Domenech, it's absolutely chilling.
    • A meta moment. One would think J.D.’s crazy ramblings in the abovementioned song would be pure Narm regardless of who’s singing the lines, especially the bit where he talks about marshmallows. It manages to be one of the most horrifying songs of the musical.
  • "Lick it up, baby. LICK. IT. UP."
  • Martha piecing together that Ram's death was a murder, the suicide note was faked, and that J.D. is the killer. The only thing she didn't figure out was a motive and that Veronica was involved. Granted, Veronica lies to cover her ass and gets Martha to think she was wrong, but you still have to hand it to her! Even Heather Chandler's ghost seems impressed.
  • The ending of "Beautiful," with the result of The Makeover being revealed. It's minor compared to all the others in the show, but it's impossible not to cheer when Veronica walks in, looking like a complete knockout, with a whole load of new self-confidence.
    Ask me how it feels,
    lookin' like Hell on wheels!
    My God, it's beautiful.
    I might be beautiful!
    And when you're beautiful,
    it's a beautiful frickin' day!
  • Kurt may be a massive Jerk Jock, but the fact he's defiant as J.D. is about to put a bullet through his brain is pretty awesome, even if it's between pleading for mercy.
  • "And there's your final bell; it's one more dance and then farewell! Cheek to cheek in Hell, with a dead girl walking!" Badass Boast, thy name is Veronica!
    • Made exponentially more awesome by Barrett Weed and her alt-rock pipes - never has a D-to-F transition rocked harder.
  • Veronica crowdsurfing at the end of "Big Fun."
  • J.D. blackmailing Heather Duke. Sure, it’s to use her to help commit mass murder, but she’s been such a smug snake since Heather Chandler’s death that seeing her taken down a few pegs was extremely satisfying.
  • J.D. gets his when he trades his life for Veronica's due to genuinely loving her. Simultaneously this, a Heartwarming Moment, and a massive Tear Jerker.
  • The London production gives us a new song called “I Say No” which is pretty much one massive reason you suck speech to J.D, set to the tune of his and Veronica’s Mad Love song.
  • The Final Confrontation between Heather Duke and Veronica.
    HEATHER DUKE: You look like Hell.
    VERONICA: (goes up to Heather Duke) I just got back. (Grabs the red scrunchie out of her hair, then brings her face close enough for a "Take That!" Kiss. She then raises the scrunchie in her hand as she sings) Listen up folks, war is over, brand new sheriff's come to town..."
  • "You're Welcome," the song that replaced "Blue," adds one for Veronica. She uses her wits and her knowledge of self-defense to physically overcome two football players who are much bigger and stronger than her, and manages to retrieve her car keys and escape.
  • Similarly, "Never Shut Up Again" is a villainous example for Heather Duke. It can best be summarized as "From Nobody to Nightmare: The Song".
    Heather Duke: I bit my tongue so long
    I learned to count to ten
    My silence made me strong
    I did my time and then
    A house dropped on her head! The witch is dead!
    Ding dong!
    Move, bitch! This my song!
  • Veronica giving the Heathers and everyone else at Ram's party a big "fuck you" for needlessly trying to humiliate Martha and dumping the pig mascot in the lake, especially since that incurs the wrath of Heather Chandler, which Veronica probably figured was going to happen and did it anyway. Do not mess with Martha.
    • Also, Veronica is shown in Beautiful to be fairly non-confrontational to the jerks in her school. But the moment Martha is on the receiving end she tears him a new one and demands that he apologize. It shows early on that Veronica is a Mama Bear to her only friend.

The Series

  • The fact that the series ends with Veronica and JD being left isolated from the rest of the cast’s heaven, stuck watching their happiness and unable to be seen or heard from them and unable to see or hear each other. After a whole season of them being pretentious murderers, it’s thoroughly satisfying and richly deserved.


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