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  • Yzak's semi-Heel–Face Turn in the final episodes. He manages to kill two of the three Biological CPUs singlehandedly: once saving Cagalli, and the second time in defense of Dearka. The second time is particularly awesome, as he mostly sounds pissed off while he's doing it.
    Yzak: Give me that damn thing!
    • And as he's about to finish off Clotho (in the Raider), he gives a defiant Pre-Mortem One-Liner.
      Japanese & First Dub!Yzak: He's not gonna beat me!
      HD Remaster Dub!Yzak: We won't die here!!
    • Yzak rescuing Cagalli deserves elaboration. Cagalli is ambushed by Super Soldier Shani Andras, who sends a beam of hot plasma at her. Cagalli's about to be toast, when Yzak throws his own mobile suit in front of hers and takes the beam on his shield. Said Big Damn Heroes moment would probably be plenty awesome by itself, but then he draws a beam saber and charges the enemy Gundam head-on. Shani opens fire again, blowing Yzak's shield into a million pieces and engulfing his Gundam in a huge explosion. Cue a moment of horrified silence...followed by the Duel bursting Out of the Inferno Dual Wielding beam sabers. Before Shani can say "holy shit", Yzak chops the arms off his Gundam with one saber and rams the other through his cockpit.
    • Not to mention he also blew up the ship commanded by Captain Sutherland - member of Blue Cosmos, Azrael's dragon and mastermind of the JOSH-A cyclops trap - by firing a grenade from his beam rifle's underslung launcher straight into the bridge. Bitch got noob tubed!
  • Mu's (apparent) Dying Moment of Awesome in his final episode.
    Mu: Haha... Told you... I make the impossible possible...(Explosion)
    • In the original Japanese, the line is much more understated; his voice actor delivers his catch phrase almost casually and with a quiet chuckle: "Heh, I knew that I could make the impossible possible..." It's possibly even more epic that way.
    • Mu already has one by the time the series starts. To elaborate it was considered at the time that five mobile armors were needed to take down one Ginn. Mu took down five Ginns with one mobile armor. This feat was so awesome that he was famous in OMNI and ZAFT and known as "The Hawk of Endymion."
    • Mu La Flaga repeatedly fighting Humongous Mecha and Bigger Stick Humongous Mecha in either his Moebius Zero mobile armor - which, while orders of magnitude better than the production model Moebius mobile armors to the point that Mu is one of the only two living OMNI pilot who can fly it, is still pretty puny by comparison to even a standard mobile suit - or a simple fighter jet.
    • During episode 5, Kira's mobile suit runs out of power. He could recharge the power by going back to the Archangel and getting another Striker pack, but he gets captured by a ZAFT mobile suit. So what does Mu do? He dives in with his mobile armor, blasts the mobile suit enough to get it to drop Kira, and has the Archangel load the replacement Striker pack onto the launch catapult and shoot it out to Kira. "Making the Impossible Possible" indeed.
    • In the same episode as the above Launcher Striker Pack stunt, Mu makes a solo run on Le Creuset's flagship in his mobile armor and forces it to withdraw. Bear in mind that this is the same guy who has a psychic connection with Mu, so even with forewarning, they still couldn't avoid damage.
  • Kira's final battle with Rau. Even after Rau tries to break him by murdering Flay, Kira gets the urge to fight on from her spirit. He proceeds to regain his spirit and fight Rau on even ground before ultimately stabbing him with the Freedom's Beam Saber and pushing him in front of the giant Kill Sat.
    Rau: You are their sin made manifest!
    Kira: Even so, there's a world I'm fighting to save!!
  • Kira Yamato's Moment of Awesome comes after he acquires the Freedom.
    • His Big Damn Heroes / Dynamic Entry in "The Descending Sword" is one of the highlights of the series. As the Archangel desperately tries to put some distance between it and the Alaska base (which is about to self-destruct), a lone GINN gets the drop on the crew. Just as it's about to blow the bridge to Kingdom Come (in dramatic slo-mo), a beam rifle shot from above blows the gun out of the unit's hands, followed a second later by the Freedom literately dropping out of the sky and decapitating the ZAFT unit with a quick sword slash. Right about then is when Meteor kicks in as the Freedom rises up in front of the Archangel and deploys it's wings, as if to say "If you want the Archangel, you're going to have to get past ME!!"
    • Soon after we get to see the Freedom's signature "Full-Burst mode". Yzak's reaction ("What the hell was THAT!?") just makes it better.
    • He gets one earlier than that. During episode 21, while fighting BuCUEs (canine-esque mobile suits) he throws a beam saber into one's eye and then kicks the head off another.
    • Some fans even argue that he gets two other CMoA's. All three times being when he has to reprogram the X-105 Strike's Operating System... In the middle of a battle. While being fired upon. The first of the above-mentioned are in the beginning, when Kira takes over the X-105 Strike and can't control it, because the OS is messed up. He reprograms the OS in less than 2 minutes and goes on to kick ZAFT ass in a Mobile Suit he's completely unfamiliar with. To reiterate: He reprogrammed an entire OS, probably as large as Windows 7 if not larger, in less than 2 minutes. Even if he IS the Ultimate Coordinator, it is still highly improbable that a teenager who has no experience in programming Mobile Suit OS's can reprogram it in such a short time.
    • It gets a Call-Back in Super Robot Wars Z2: Hakai-hen with Kira helping Sumeragi activate the backup GN system.
    • Kira has experience with programming mobile suit OS' If you recall in the first episode it has him running and programming data for a new OS for a mobile suit like object. It is also mentioned that Kira had been helping him for quite some time as he carries data for it around. Doesn't make it less awesome.
      • The other time, he does it while being stuck in the sand, again surrounded by lots of ZAFT Mobile Suits intent on killing him.
  • Natarle manages to gain the upper hand with the Dominion against Murrue's Archangel, proving how much of the Archangel's previous successes in battle owed to Natarle's supervision of the Combat Information Center.
  • While not having to do with fighting, Lacus herself gets a few. For a total non combatant Lacus arguably makes as many contributions to ending the war as Kira does.
    • Her first one is when she demands Rau withdraw from fighting the Archangel after Kira frees her. Up until this point she's come off as an Idol Singer with a touch of Cloud Cuckoolander, and has never raised her voice once. To suddenly hear her yelling at Rau for trying to start a battle is pretty awesome.
    • Episode 36: Lacus and Athrun. Rose-Haired Sweetie who's completely unarmed vs. emotionally-unstable Ace Pilot with a gun? The Rose-Haired Sweetie wins without raising her voice. Following this, a number of Patrick Zala's hitmen show up and corners her on stage. Then Lacus' guards pick them off like flies. They were hiding and no one noticed; Lacus only appeared to be alone and exposed. In reality, she was perfectly safe the whole time.
    • She manages to organize a resistance movement within the ZAFT military and give Kira the Freedom with relative ease. She just walks in and hands it to him like she owns it.
    • The media war she starts with Patrick Zala goes so heavily in her favor that he gives up trying to brand her as a traitor. Episode 42 shows one of his minions on TV saying she is an Unwitting Pawn of the "evil naturals" and that his administration is trying to "save her". Lacus' reputation and ability as an orator are so sterling that they have to resort to this feeble tactic. It's also an awesome credit to her security detail for keeping her so well hidden that she can't just be shot.
    • She steals the new battleship ZAFT had been developing. Lacus and the Clyne Faction HIJACKING A WARSHIP was epic win.
  • During a desert battle, Cagalli and several other members of the Desert Dawn are cornered by a BuCUE. Resistance leader Sahib Ashman rushes to their aid, Rocket Launchers Akimbo.
  • Athrun intervening to save Kira from the Raider and Forbidden at the last possible moment. The Freedom/Justice team up that follows completely turns the fight on its head and even after the Calamity joins the three EA Gundams still struggle to keep up when they're not busy shooting at each other. The fight becomes such a wild spectacle that it gets the attention of literally everyone on the battlefield worth mentioning and the command center back in Orb itself.
  • Episode 40: Kira and Athrun firing their lasers at the same time as enemies pursue them.
  • The culmination of Episode 49 in the series features two back to back Moment of Awesome as Natarle finally rises up against Muruta Azrael on the Dominion, Mu La Flaga's Heroic Sacrifice to save the Archangel, and Murrue's destruction of the Dominion. "Fire, Murrue Ramius!"
    • Episode 49 also sees a small but noble one from Fallen Princess (and recovering former Yandere) Flay Allster, now one of the Dominion's Bridge Bunnies. Upon hearing that Azrael wants the Archangel destroyed, Flay decides to screw authority and tries to warn her former shipmates. If this doesn't seem awesome, recall that Flay is really just a teenage girl in way over her head, and Azrael is in the middle of a huge Villainous Breakdown and threatening to shoot people who disobey him.
      • And that Azrael, as soon as he hears Flay's broadcast, grabs the kid by the arm and bitchslaps her around in mid gravity, while still screaming his head off. Seeing him abuse her bridge bunny for doing the right thing is what finally gives Natarle the Heroic Resolve to screw Azrael's authority, send all of the bridge bunnies away and pull the aforementioned CMOAs.
      • Natarle's sacrifice is made still more awesome due to Azrael's reaction. Just before firing on the Archangel, Azrael was ranting about how he "always wins". After Mu's Heroic Sacrifice, when Azrael sees that the Archangel is still standing, Natarle just gives this little smile and calmly states "It looks like you've lost". Seeing one of the most heinous bastards in the show staring at the oncoming positron beam was very, very satisfying.
        Natarle: DO IT...! CAPTAIN RAMIUS! FIREEEEE!!
        Murrue: (at the same time) FIREEEEE!!
  • And then there's Magnificent Bastard Rau Le Creuset in the last two episodes. Kira and Athrun have been kicking ass using massive gunships attached to their mobile suits. Then Kira decides to attack Rau... who proceeds to tear Kira's gunship to pieces without getting scratched.
    • Rau gets another CMoA at Mendel, when he doesn't just fight Mu's Strike Gundam with a GuAIZ, he beats him with it, simultaneously demonstrating the GuAIZ's power and his own badassery.
    • One earlier than that (and this one kind of a Crowning Moment of Evil): during episode 37, Flay has Rau at gunpoint, and has a pretty good chance of killing him. Rau proceeds to destroy the poor girl's sense of purpose and leaves her unable to do anything, without so much as rising from his chair.
  • Dearka has a few. In the medical bay, his hands tied behind his back he is attacked by two angry women, the first with a knife and the second with a gun, both intent on killing him for different reasons. He survives with nothing more than a cut above his hairline.
    • Later in a cell he sees the first attacker, who he had teased about her boyfriend dying. He asks about how he died and finally concludes "It's not me."
    • When he comes back and saves the Archangel from an ambush during the Battle of Orb. Not a single person on that ship saw it coming.
    Sai: The Buster...? (Miriallia gasps)
  • Any scene that involves the D.R.A.G.O.O.N. system wins.
  • Athrun ripping off Tolle Koenig's head BY THROWING HIS SHIELD at the Skygrasper counts as a CMoA for him. All of that episode is series of CMoA for Athrun, as he handily kicks Kira's arse all over the place - with the latter only being saved from total annihilation by the Aegis's battery conveniently running out.
  • Sai Argyle gets his when he not only saves Dearka from Miriallia (preventing her from committing a war crime in the process), but then proceeds to lay the verbal smackdown on Flay, finally putting her in her place, and triggering the start of her Heel–Face Turn.
  • As only natural for a Gundam series, there is lots of Awesome Music to go around, but the fourth OP is especially an example of Crowing Music of Awesome.