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Hanna-Barbera Cartoons

  • Ben Ravencroft, played by Tim Curry, revealing that he had been playing the heroes for saps for the entirety of "Scooby Doo and The Witch's Ghost," and then proceeding to summon the Big Bad using real magic. The animation as he casts the spell...just... wow.
  • The climax of most Super Secret Secret Squirrel episodes is basically Secret doing something awesome to outsmart the villain, but Secret beating One Ton, a villainous panda who Secret can't harm, since pandas are endangered and harming them is illegal, was the best. Instead of hurting him, Secret just sits on his head, not doing anything, nonchalantly jumping out of the way every time One Ton takes a swing, causing him to beat himself up instead. One Ton finally decides to smash him with a car, which, of course, just ends with One Ton knocked out and Secret arresting him... for illegally endangering a panda.
    • Also, tricking Hot Rodney. Also doubles as a Funny Moment.

Other Nicktoons

  • The Mighty B!: O Say Can Bess See. Bessie gets rewarded for being the top regional seller of taffy with a strange abstract art. She tries her best to relax in order to see what's in it and goes through a cool sequence of self-discovery to see what the picture was, but her dog Happy reveals it to be, well, a bee.


  • In My Little Pony And Friends, the serial "The Return of Tambelon" involves the Ponies staving off the approach of a city from another dimension — and this was a completely nonviolent adventure show for girls. If stopping an extradimensional invasion without any violence at all isn't awesome, nothing is.
    • By these standards, the Flutter Ponies' defeat of the Big Bad in the episode "Bright Lights" is truly made of Girl Power Awesome:
      We are the Flutter Ponies!
      Now you've met your match!
      Faster than a lightning bolt,
      we're impossible to catch!
  • After Korgoth from Korgoth of Barbaria effortlessly disposes of a group of mooks he is threatened by a Giant Mook. When the big guy goes on for too long, Korgoth responds by ripping off all the skin on the front of his body, (mid-threat, no less) then reaches onto the bar, tosses a batch of alcohol into the open wound, then sets the guy on fire. Scene here.
  • The American Street Fighter cartoon had a few, one comes when Bison is fighting both Cammy and Chun-Li. Cammy attacks, screaming all the injustices Bison has done to her, and he just knocks her away with "Business is business!" Then Chun-Li attacks as well, yelling "You Killed My Father", to which Bison responds:
    "Yes, yes, I killed your father. What is it with you women anyway?! I killed my father too and you don't see me whining about it!"
  • Billy and Mandy spinoff special Underfist had many of these for the central characters.
    • Irwin: Unleashing his monster powers and being able to hold his own against Hoss.
    • Hoss: Hoss was a living, breathing Moment of Awesome throughout the entire special.
    • Jeff & Fred: Their "I don't want to grow up" musical number.
    • Mindy: Her witch poition recipe musical number.
    • Bun Bun: Revealing that he was behind every major problem that befell everyone.
    • Skarr: His plan against Bun Bun, which results in Bun Bun's demise.
  • In War Planets (aka Shadow Raiders), the heroes are fighting the Beast Planet as it about to fire one of its weapons and destroy one of the Allied worlds while Tekla is refusing to participate while she investigates some strange findings inside one of the planets. At the climax, the heroes are failing, the weapon is about to fire, but Tekla finds out a major secret as the Beast's weapon is fired; each of the planet is designed with it's own propulsion and navigational control system. When Tekla realizes what the planet can do, she orders an evasive maneuver and the heroes in space are stunned to see a whole planet suddenly dodge the Beast's shot! They also realize only Tekla could have brought this miracle about and now they have more options fighting the Beast than they ever imagined possible.
  • In the short-lived request-a-cartoon-series, JBVO, Johnny Bravo actually does a recap of an ENTIRE episode of Dragon Ball Z in fast-forward.
  • In the 2007 TMNT film: Leonardo vs. Raphael. The two franchise-long rivals, finally getting into a real fight where they get to bawl each other out - first with words, then with weapons. And even though the plot demanded a particular winner, both combatants made a good show of it.
    • It's possible that this scene blew the budget on Awesome for the whole film, which could be why that quality only shows up in a couple other scenes, in lesser amounts.
  • Gormiti: The Lords of Nature Return: Nick, The Short Guy with Glasses, gets a Moment of Awesome in the first episode already, which may be one of the reasons why he's such a popular character. As Lavor is boasting in front of his own men about his plan to conquer Gorm and the Earth thanks to the Sulphur Stone, and showing off a captured Toby for good measure... Nick leaps up to the Sulphur Stone with a little help from Jessica and proceeds to single-handedly absorb it. For the record, the Sulphur Stone was at least twice as big as Nick in his Lord of Earth self is... and the resulting display is such that Lavor and his minions are sent running away in panic! And when all is finally over, Nick also adds a touch of funny by 'tagging' his brother! Watch the scene in its entirety here.
    • Jessica gets a good one in Episode 9. As Nick is busy trying to save Toby from the Volcano Gormiti (Toby seems to have a habit for getting captured, huh?), and the Sea Gormiti are trying to hold off Magmion's minions, Jessica is forced to fight Drakkon, Magmion's massive pet dragon, in a pitched battle above Mount Volcano... a battle which she handily wins through a combination of superior speed, quick thinking and the right dose of Super Strength! Click here to view it.
  • The Secret Saturdays When Fiskerton saves Zack's life by beating some webbing out of one of Argost's henchmen to stop a train, and is dragged off by Argost afterwards.
  • Beethoven urinating on the bully guard dog Killer in Beethoven: The Animated Series.
  • What about the episode of Cyberchase where the Cybersquad gets tricked into going to Tick Tockia because they think Hacker's sent Slider through the portal to the realm in question? Slider manages to pull out a screwdriver and get the floor to fall out from under him without Hacker noticing and then attempts to stop the giant clock to save his friends. Granted he failed at the last bit but it is still AWESOME!
  • Camp Lazlo has many, mostly involving Clam.
    • Edward standing up to his four nasty older brothers in 'O Brother Where Art Thou?'
  • Carter from Craig of the Creek managed to create a castle (and a Mini-Mecha) out of cardboard, complete with functional plumbing! His secret? Lots and lots of duct tape.