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Dr. Quest

  • The end of "Other Space" is definitely is an awesome moment for the Doc. He saves the earth (and probably the entire universe) from hostile extra-dimensional aliens, inflicts heavy damage on whatever place they came from, and survives being at the ground zero of a massive nuclear blast using his inventions. Benton Quest may not look intmidating like Race, but if you mess with him and/or his family, he will mess you back with SCIENCE.
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  • In "Thoughtscape", knocking out the doppelganger of him who represented Jonny's worst fear with ONE punch.
    Dr. Quest: No one talks to my son that way!

Race Bannon

  • In "Manhattan Maneater", he shuts up an obnoxious reporter by snatching his mic from his hand and slamming it in his open mouth.
    • He gets another one at the end of the same episode when a small mob gathers under a subway to kill the escaped tiger that's responsible for all the killings. Before it can be shot, Race hits it with a tranquilizer, takes the gun off the tough hunter, and bends the barrel with a huge hunk of metal lying around. When the slimy reporter waves a microphone in his face and angrily asks "Do you know what you did?", Race knocks the reporter over with said microphone and says "Yeah, I just shut you down!"
  • In "To Bardo And Back", while fighting Surd in Questworld/the afterlife, Surd turns into a bull (Race's greatest fear) and tries to either run him down or force him across a mystic river that equals instant death if crossed. After being chased for a minute, Race catches Surd by the horns, then picks him up and tosses him into the river. This forces Surd to change back, then Race curb-stomps his ass before shoving him to the other side of the river. Only the quick thinking of Lorenzo saves Surd from dying.
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  • In "Night of the Zinja", Race goes Papa Wolf on an android that had attacked Jessie.
    Race: Protoypes are one thing, but that's MY DAUGHTER!
  • "Mummies of Malenque" has Race beat the snot out of some hired goons multiple times to defend his daughter, then retake control of the Quest helicopter that the villain had commandeered, THEN survive a crash in said helicopter with nary a scratch.
  • In "Rock of Ages", Race manages to duck out of the line of fire of an assault helicopter, then, with one shot, creates a hole in the helicopter's canopy, which he then uses to enter and commandeer the vehicle. When the original pilot comes to and tries to wrest control from Race, Race simply bails while his opponent and the helicopter crash in the eponymous Golem.


  • In "Manhattan Maneater", Hadji blasts that same reporter from Race's Awesome entry when he makes a blatantly racist remark about Hadji's turban.

Jessie Bannon

  • In "Expedition to Khumbu," the Quest team is looking for Benton, who went missing after an avalanche in Nepal. Through a series of missteps, they end up hanging off a cliff, with Jonny and Hadji locked in a cage at the bottom, Jessie hanging in the middle, and Race up at the ledge, keeping them from falling with a pickax and the strength of one arm. Seeing as her companions can't actually move, Jessie unlatches her belt from the rope, climbs all the way down to Jonny and Hadji, all the way around to the bottom of the cage so she can pull the lever that gets it open (her impossible risk is promptly lampshaded by Hadji). When it does open, she manages to hang on to Jonny's leg to avoid falling to her death. Then she climbs up over Jonny and Hadji and up the length of the rope until she reaches the ledge (much to Race's relief), where she promptly helps her father pull the two boys up. Jonny says it best:
    Jonny: Gotta hand it to her, Hadj—she's pretty cool.
  • In "Thoughtscape", Surd uses Questworld to brainwash Jessie and torture the entire Quest family. In the end, she snaps out of it, temporarily gains full control of Questworld, and bestows on Surd an absolutely ruthless punishment upon Surd: She traps him somewhere in Questworld's depths in a digital body just as infirm as his real one.
  • In "Assault on Questworld" Jessie displays her willingness to use, and skill with, firearms.
  • In "Ezekiel Rage", believing that Rage had just killed Jonny with a nerve agent, she frees herself from his grip and triggers the fuel dump for his aircraft, then joins a very much alive Jonny in skydiving from the descending plane, just before it crashes into the canyon walls in a fiery wreck.

Jonny Quest

  • In "Eclipse," Jonny jumps from his hoverboard to hang off a flying succubus-vampire-like monster in an attempt to save Jessie. While hanging off the monster's tail with one hand, he manages to pull out a silver bullet from his pocket and touch the monster with it, hoping it would be enough to kill it. It doesn't work, and Hadji's the one who eventually brings down the monster, but wouldn't Harrison Ford be proud?
  • In "Night of the Zinja", Jonny uses an experimental speed-boosting device (worn sort of like an anklet) to run down first a motorcycle and then a plane as it's taking off.
  • In "The Darkest Fathoms", Jonny tricks a bunch of thugs into wrecking their own boat by going Guile Hero and pretending to drown.
  • He uses his Guile Hero tactics again in "Assault on Questworld" to trick Lorenzo into dropping his gun, then revealing that he'd held Lorenzo at bay with a fire extinguisher. An enraged Lorenzo is about to charge Jonny when he hears his gun cock behind him and then we move into Jessie's Moment of Awesome.
  • In "Ezekiel Rage", he manages to hold his breath long enough to emerge from a cloud of toxic gas, slip aboard Rage's plane, and aid Jessie in her escape, already in progress.
  • "Cyberswitch" has Surd use Questworld to pull a Grand Theft Me on Race. Although it's later reversed, he then tries to pull the same thing on Jonny... only to find out that Jonny is MUCH more skilled in cyberspace fighting than either Race or he. Jonny then proceeds to kick Surd's ass.
  • In "Nuclear Netherworld", Jonny, his grandfather, and Hadji have been captured and are being escorted to a subterranean base. The Dragon tells them that it's the last sunlight they'll ever see. Jonny remarks that it's not the first time he's heard that one.

Ezekiel Rage

  • Seriously, the guy could survive just about anything. And if "The Edge of Yesterday" didn't really kill him, Jonny might as well have called Scooby-Doo to lock the sucker up in the Chest of Demons. Because, otherwise, the guy can't be human!


  • "Nuclear Netherworld" features Jonny's Grandpa Doug, who was modeled after Jonny Quest creator Doug Wildey. Before getting kidnapped by the villains, he discovers his ranch hand had sold him out ("How much are they paying you Hank?" "...Enough."). Before they're dragged off, Grandpa Doug says "Sure, just as soon as I take care of something" and knocks his ranch hand to the ground with one haymaker to the face. He then puts his hands behind his head and says "Okay, NOW we can leave."
  • In "Expedition to Khumbu", the Head Monk isn't fooled for one moment by the Big Bad of the episode, who had just attempted to frame Jonny and friends for stealing from the monastery.

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