Soul Eater **SPOILERS** - Maka reveals her inner scythe
Idk if anything like this happened in the manga, but toward the end of the anime, Maka was facing Asura, the last one standing, and just when all seemed lost (yeah, cliche, I know, but what are you gonna do?), Maka sprouted scythes and fought back. It figures that this was possible, since her father was a death scythe, but until this point, no one seemed to know that she had inherited her father's weapon nature. However, Maka's scythes only seemed to manifest because she was unconscious, so her body was fighting back on its own. It was a short-lived moment, but I think it qualifies as at least a little epic and shocking!
Didn't I already answer this question in this challenge...? Oh well. I did my best not to be redundant! I also did my best to protect from potential spoilers.
Attack on Titan **Early Spoiler-ish** - Eren dies - or does he?
I hope I didn't freak anyone out just now; that was not my intent! So, if you've seen Attack on Titan, you probably know what I'm talking about, and if you haven't - what have you been doing; stop reading this RIGHT NOW and go watch it! Eren had graduated with the rest of the cadets and was ready to take on the Titans, though I'm sure he didn't expect an attack so soon! It wasn't long before he lost his leg, and then he looked over to see Armin sliding down a Titan's throat. He threw himself into the Titan's mouth and pulled Armin out, but before he could save himself, reaching toward his friend, the Titan's mouth slammed shut, and his outstretched arm fell to the ground. I experienced such a mix of emotions, I don't even know if I have words - shock, confusion, rage, and I don't know what else! I was like, "You're the MC! You're not supposed to die! DAFUQ!?" Of course, as it turned out, he was fine, more or less, but, yeah, that was a shock, to say the least.
Naruto Shippuden - Naruto reveals his new Rasen-Shuriken technique
This was relatively early in Shippuden, and it's not a huge spoiler, I don't think, but if you don't know what the Rasen-Shuriken is yet, you might wanna skip this and move on. Naruto has plenty of shocking and epic moments, but based on what I've seen and the context of events at the time, this is the one that popped out at me while contemplating this card. Naruto had been training hard with Kakashi to apply a change in chakra nature to his Rasengan, completing his father's technique. Meanwhile, Shikamaru and his team were having a time dealing with Hidan and Kakuzu of the Akatsuki. While Shikamaru drove Hidan away to deal with him separately, Naruto took care of Kakuzu, unveiling his new Rasen-Shuriken technique, which literally shredded Kakuzu on the cellular level. Unfortunately, this technique took it's toll on Naruto, and Tsunade forbade him from using it again for his own good. This probably isn't the most epic moment in Naruto, but, relative to everything else going on at the time, I think this was a pretty damn epic moment!
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood **ENDING SPOILERS** - Brotherly sacrifices for days
So it's probably high time I rewatch/read this one since it's been a while since I watched FMAB, so bear with me, as my details are probably a bit off. From what I recall, Ed was facing Wrath, and his automail arm had been destroyed, so he was unable to perform alchemy to fight back. Al then sacrificed his soul in exchange for Ed's real arm back, knowing that his brother would find a way to bring him back again. I don't remember all the details, but once Wrath was defeated and the crisis was past, Edward sacrificed his gate in exchange for his brother, body and soul. He would never be able to perform alchemy again (though not for lack of trying out of sheer curiosity), but this sacrifice was well worth it. This may not have actually been very epic or shocking, at least in the moment, but I think it qualifies for this card anyway. No one ever said I had to make sense!
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