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  • Bolt Crank from Eat Man. What's his superpower? He eats things-Anything-and then throws them up god knows how much later out of his right hand. The list of things that he has eaten includes Screws, Knives, Axes, Guns (usually very large ones, at that), Ammunition, Magic Swords, Paint Thinner, Brick Walls, Force Fields, And Memories.
    • Leon deserves a mention for being so insane that he has actually convinced himself that he IS Bolt. Not crazy enough? He convinces several other people that they're Bolt, too. And this doesn't screw with his reality at all.
  • The titular Irresponsible Captain Tylor is one of the trope's best examples. No one's clear on whether he's a lucky fool masquerading as a genius, a genius using people's opinions of him as a fool to become a Chessmaster, a Magnificent Bastard, or a lunatic whose irrational approach manages to somehow always work.
  • In Lyrical Nanoha, nearly every protagonist is Badass Awesome on their own, and 95 percent of them remain sane. Villains however, aren't that immune to insanity. Jail Scaglietti is Crazy Prepared -- emphasis on "crazy". Thousands of Gadget drones aren't enuff? He has cyborgs. Saint Cradle is ambushed by a squadron of overpowered Mages? Laugh and DANCE that he's managed to break the heart of two of the most powerful mages in the universe and laugh! That's crazy awesome.
  • Klein Sandman in Gravion is this. He's a Cultured Badass who sounds awesome giving cheesy TransformationNameAnnouncements, does death defying stunts to pull people's asses out of hot water (with the same amount of tension you show waiting for toast to quit toasting), and has (in dead seriousness) led his Meido squad in powering up his Super Robot with freaking karaoke! His most illustrious Crowning Moment of Awesome involved a ping pong game, bath slippers, and over the top Calling Your Attacks, and frankly, he just wouldn't be awesome without the crazy.
    • He lives in a giant castle that's really a space ship filled with hot maids who can fight(at least one is a robot), he's a super intelligent scientist who invents giant mecha in his spare time, can kick ass, makes a horse do physically impossible stunts, is obecenely rich, and does cool poses just for the heck of it.

 Sandman: BOW DOWN TO OUR HEAVY METAL GOD! GRAVION!

Raven: Sir, what was that?

Sandman: I have always wanted to say that.

  • Pretty much the entire premise of Ben-To, which is about a group of high school students fighting over half-priced lunchboxes in supermarkets. With a healthy dose of Mundane Made Awesome thrown in for good measure.
  • Boss in Mazinkaiser. When he's on the screen it's almost guaranteed to be pure win, whether it's awesome or hilarious. This is, interestingly enough, a complete reversal of his role in the original Mazinger Z', which essentially amounts to "be useless, annoy Kouji, and annoy the audience".
  • Anime Tenchou from Lucky Star. Several times over. His craziness and enthusiasm is what is needed to drive the anime industry.
  • Katsura and Elizabeth the Giant Duck-Thing in Gintama.
  • Every aspect of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, which has some of the greatest moments of crazy-awesome that have ever been imagined. Kamina invokes this intentionally.
    • One that stands out particularly occurs during Simon's battle with Lord Genome. After trashing Gurren Lagann in their combined form, Simon ejects Lagann and attempt to steal the Spiral King's Gunmen. This fails but these setbacks do nothing to discourage Simon's belief in himself. Acknowledging Simon's abilities, the Spiral King uses his ultimate attack on Lagann. Simon counters the Lazengann's massive drill with his own much smaller one, breaking it. Seeing that his mech is not strong enough to beat Lagann, Lord Genome gets out of his mecha and starts beating Lagann with his bare hands.
    • Episode 7 has Kittan achieve this by impaling a Gunmen on his own mech's pointy head.
    • Shouldn't we mention that Kamina founded La Résistance by stealing a Gunmen that happened to catch his eye?
    • How about in the finale, when the mechas are literally throwing galaxies?
    • Some mention has to be made for the second movie, which gives us Chou Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: an Energy Being which might well be the reincarnation of Kamina, wearing Simon's star-shades and a fiery energy-cape, standing taller than galaxies, and looking fit to crush the Grand Zamboa underfoot. Granted, Grand Zamboa promptly matches his size barely a minute later, but that's not the point. It's outlandish and illogical, comes straight out of left field (even for this series), and can be neatly described as a vision of Awesomeness.
    • Only for a short while but Guren-hen has a scene right at the beginning which shows Lordgenome announcing his dominion over Earth while the Chouginga Lazengann is sitting on Earth as if the planet was its throne. For those who haven't seen the series, said mecha is the size of a planetoid (the upper half of this is the mecha in question) - more exactly, it was disguised as the Moon for a long while.
    • Nia, the Token Mini-Moe of the first half and the Damsel in Distress of the second half got massively beefed up in the second movie as far as her Anti-Spiral form is concerned: when she appeared in the prison to kill Simon, Viral tried to take advantage of his Healing Factor to take her down in hand-to-hand combat... and a single attack from her sent him flying over her with a multi-somersault, lodging his head between a pair of iron bars. And the kicker: Nia looking over her shoulder with a bored, "did you say something?" expression. Abso-fucking-lutely priceless.
  • Basara. Nekki. All that needs to be said is that there is a reason why the military nicknamed him "Karaoke Ninja".
  • Ichijou from Pani Poni Dash!. See for yourself.
  • Eikichi Freakin' Onizuka. Holy shit, in real life he'd so get fired, arrested, beaten up by a mob and thrown into jail in whatever order and number, if he didn't get himself killed first. Actually reaches Marty Stu levels through the sheer amount of nonsense and abuse he puts himself and others through.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and its sidestories have a shitload of this. Allelujah Haptism's psychotic alter ego Hallelujah and the villainous Ali Al-Saachez both fall under this trope. In the 00F manga, we have the utterly nutso Fon Spaak.
    • Fon is an example of how to make this trope a bad thing.
    • Meet the Gundam Seven Sword that Setsuna uses in the 00V side story. Crazy Awesome? Yes.
    • A Wakening of the Trail Blazer has lots of characters become this. Graham leads the Sol Braves, an elite squad piloting upgraded Susanowo's, Gundam Harute is the only Gundam known so far to actually have two pilots in its main compartment, and is truly awesome. Mostly because it is piloted by Allelujah and Marie, although they eventually activate Marute Mode on it, and change personalities... Yes, Gundam Harute is piloted by Allelujah, Hallelujah and Soma Peries AT THE SAME TIME! As if Allelujah and Hallelujah weren't dangerous enough together...
      • Zabaniya is one of the most Awesome Yet Impractical Snipers ever. It is armed with a sniper rifle, two regular beam rifles, 10 Rifle Bits, 10 Holster Bits, and 78 Missile Launcher-tubes. However, given the massive number of enemies, its huge arsenal does get to see some excessive use.
      • Gadelaza had 14 GN Large Fangs, each of which were the size of a Mobile Suit. And each carried 10 GN Fangs, giving it a total of 154 Attack Drones, and no other weapons at all. Then again, when you can kill enemies by just flying past them and letting your drones take care of them, there's not a huge need for other weapons. Too bad the ELS took it over.
      • Despite the small amount of screentime 00 Qan[T] got, it's still this. Its melee option, GN Sword IV, can reach a length of over 4 kilometers! Aside from that, it can use its Blade Bits to create a massive physical sword, or a GN Buster Rifle, that fires a beam that is roughly a 200 meters in diameter. Aside from that, it is actually able to teleport by using GN Particles to create a tunnel between two points in space-time and travel through that tunnel in nanoseconds... And despite that, it was still just designed as a tool of communication, with its own Veda-Console installed in the cockpit.
      • Raphael Gundam's backpack is more than just a back-pack. Remember how Virtue had Nadleeh inside, and Seravee had Seraphim on the back? Raphael has Seravee II on the back. It surprised this troper when Seravee II suddenly sortied in the middle of combat.
  • Haruko, of FLCL, who uses her Rickenbacker bass alternately as a music instrument, a motorized cudgel, a grenade launcher, a flying surfboard, and a weapon of mass destruction—oh, and in the first episode she reprograms a robot with it. To top it all off, she tends to put on fan-service-y disguises and at one point cuts down a wall of bullets aimed at her using only a straight razor. For the second-to-last fight, she shows up on her flying guitar in a bunny suit, armed with a slingshot she pulled from another character's forehead. The enemy is a giant hand in a trench coat, and each finger is armed with a weapon she can fit into. She takes this on with a slingshot. That is all you need to know about FLCL.
    • Note: The slingshot is made from a very small guitar.
      • Note on the note: FLCL uses guitars as a metaphor. The geeky loner-y main character gets a guitar pulled from his head as well. It's huge enough that it gives the female techs at the definitely-not-NERV secret underground base massive nosebleeds.
        • Not that the techs have a visual of the scene, mind you, but the audio certainly has multiple "interpretations" as to what's being pulled from where.
    • You know what? Screw it: FLCL, period.
  • Panty and Stocking With Garterbelt is basically Gainax looking at FLCL and Gurren Lagann and realizing that they need to bring more of that Crazy Awesomeness (and just plain crazyness) to today's anime industry. Observe.
  • Naruto has the eight-tailed beast host who goes by the name "Killer Bee". He looks like someone straight out of the Wu-Tang Clan, raps in the middle of battle, uses seven swords at once (holding them in such places as his armpit and between his neck and shoulder but not in either of his hands) which he uses by spinning around like a buzz saw, and transforms into a giant bull with octopus tentacles. Despite how weird that sounds, he was able to utterly rip Sasuke a new one. Then he later faked being captured by transforming into a severed tentacle and the actual tentacle into himself. This wasn't discovered until the Akatsuki were busy sealing what they thought was his tailed-beast ("...it's a tentacle"), making Sasuke and the entirety of Akatsuki looks like a bunch of idiots. Then we found out he also threw the fight against Sasuke in the first place as part of his plan to get away from his village and go on vacation. Oh, and he nearly boom-headshots Kisame with a pencil that'd he'd been using to write lyrics.
      • While still talking about Kage-level ninjas, we HAVE to bring up the 2nd Mizukage. A laid back, jovial, carefree and charismatic dude who happily lets his wide arrange of emotions show and who cracks jokes in the middle of battle, makes excited exclamations of delight and praise when an opponent's attacks impress him and also has some Blood Knight tendencies. Also an immensely powerful Master of Illusion who couldn't be defeated by an entire platoon, even though he explained as well as he could how they should go about with defeating him. His illusion techniques are generated by a giant clam, which only another Kage-level ninja proves capable of defeating. And that was before he revealed his far more powerful, nigh-unstoppable ninjutsu techniques.
  • Haruhi Suzumiya crosses the line whenever she meets the computer science club. He challenges her to a 'duel' in a computer game, and she doesn't hear the 'computer game' part, and is outside the room. She introduces herself with a Dynamic Entry! Both feet first. Into the poor man's face.
    • And there's Yuki Nagato who can tweak a baseball bat to have "homing mode": that is, all balls thrown at it home in on the bat, avoiding obstacles in the way. Forget Haruhi being an unknowing Reality Warper, Nagato can do all that physics-fucking intentionally.
  • Jack Rakan from Mahou Sensei Negima. His entire fighting style seems to be based on Rule of Cool and Beyond the Impossible. Feats include summoning a building sized sword, accidentally blowing up a mountain, and defeating his opponents by stealing their panties. Then there's the supersonic sword-surfing, and his method of escaping a barrier dimension...
    • "Rakan-For-The-Hell-Of-It Right Hand Punch!", a perfectly ordinary punch that leaves a gigantic fist-shaped crater
    • Don't forget his final attack in the Tournament match, RAKAN IMPACT!—clearly a reference to Gurren Lagann.
    • In celebration of my first kiss with ojou-sama technique he demonstrates to Setsuna because she gets too modest about her sword talent.
    • Rakan can see flashbacks. Other people's flashbacks. Just because he's that awesome.
    • What about when Rakan wills himself back into existence? Sure it doesn't last long, but still shows his complete disrespect for any laws of physics, magic, and any other laws that could bring him down. He later does this again (twice more if you count Negi's projection of him during the epic handshake).
    • The series as a whole can qualify, to be honest. In no other series does nobody bat an eye when two people at a high society ball sit down to have a high-stakes arm wrestling match that leaves a crater in the floor, immediately followed by an aged-up ten-year-old snogging a Robot Girl so hard it breaks the laws of reality to give her a SOUL. From magical kissing. And then there's the Fantasy Kitchen Sink, which is played for all the awesome possible. If the Crazy Awesome of Negima can be traced to a single person, that person is Ken Akamatsu.
  • Crona from Soul Eater. His (her?) weapon of choice is an enormous shrieking black puppet made of congealed blood that erupts out of her back and can turn into a sword. Also his/her eyes are always, always moving. This isn't actually by choice, more as a result of having Medusa for a mother, who experimented on him/her.
    • Stein might be another example (but not the last). He's actually more effective in battle when he gives up his reasoning that holds back his insanity (fear, authority... that's it). 'Might' because Stein at his most insane is not exactly funny. He is when he's just being the eccentric teacher, though.
    • Arguably, Medusa as well, though she's more of a sociopath than anything else. She's cold, methodical, always has a backup plan, and knows exactly what buttons to push when dealing with people to ensure that she'll come out on top, even when she's up against people who are, in principle, far above her in terms of raw power.
    • Giriko's use of his terribly mundane Weapon form is the most versatile of all of the Weapon characters excluding Tsubaki. He's a repulsive and generally unimpressive bastard, but a creative one.
    • The hyperactive, ridiculously egotistical Black Star always seemed to be on the fence between this and Too Dumb to Live. However, he gradually moved further into Crazy Awesome territory, taking a flying leap into it when an Eldritch Abomination straight out of Lovecraft tries to drive him insane...and the craziness just makes him more awesome.
  • In Getter Robo, how does the giant robot Texas Mack and its pilot Jack King move a giant UFO away from a city, so that its explosion won't kill everyone? This being a Super Robot show, you'd clearly use a Kamehame Hadoken attack to do the trick, right? Not so for Jack King, who has his giant robot ride a giant robot horse controlled by his dog, and then pulls the UFO with a lasso while shouting: "COME ON, SWEET UFO!"
    • The pilots in New Getter Robo are Crazy Awesome incarnate. By the end of the series they've become so crazy, powerful and, well, badass, the only logical step for the series to go in was for them to fight the four Buddhist Kings. Something they gladly do, with one of them acting completely berserk in the process.
    • Maybe it's more accurate to say that everything and anything in Getter Robo is Crazy Awesome, even the epic sideburns.
    • This is true, it's even brought up by the characters in the series that most of the Humongous Mecha pilots seem to be completely nuts.
  • Isaac, Miria and Claire from Baccano!, though on entirely different ends of the spectrum. Isaac and Miria are successful mostly on the basis that their heists are just so bizarre (such as stealing the entrance of a museum while dressed as mummies, then posing for pictures) that they end up getting away with it. Claire, on the other hand, just crosses the murderously batshit / Badass line so many times that we can't place him anywhere but here.
    • Not to mention Graham Specter, who enjoys "breaking" things (including people), uses a wrench to catch a flying bullet, and idolizes Ladd Russo. Oh, and one of the most popular characters, possibly due to the insane rambling philosophy he has.
    • Ladd Russo himself. Thank you, fuck you! Oh, Ladd. Even Narita loves him.
  • Bobobobo Bobobo. The entire cast (sans Beauty) could fit under this heading, but the main trio of Bobobo, Don Patch, and Jelly Jiggler get top honors for being practitioners of an actual fighting style whose main purpose is to utterly bewilder the enemy into submission. It really says something when you have two characters merge into a Magical Girl and beat the enemy by singing, and you accept it because it's still not as crazy as the time Bobobo pulled Yami Yugi out of his afro.
  • Juzo Kabuto from Shin Mazinger is one of the most awesome Mad Scientists around, performing many ridiculous stunts and generally being Crazy Prepared in the most bizarre ways. The highlight of this was when he snapped his grandson (a Humongous Mecha pilot) out of a Heroic BSOD by surfing a rocket punch through the air and jumping off it into the cockpit.
  • Siegfried in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple—which needs a shorter title incidentally—who can only have his crazy awesome status described by the fact that since his martial arts form is essentially unique, he could not find a master to teach him more. So he decided to imitate a spinning stone that Tibetan monks use... for forty days straight. Spinning. Also sings constantly, will stop fighting to write music and can use his loud voice as an attack while singing. Despite this, Kenichi's masters describe him as a genius with abilities that are already nearly at the master level.
    • And then he senses his friends need him, gets a plane, fly three days straight, finds the incredibly defended island the friends were, as they are shooting his plane down without a parachute, dodging missiles, and SINGING, in the way down, get up, join his friends team, and fight. As soon the fight is victoriously over he collapses from exhaustion, from his 3 straight days flying. Oh, and his 40 days straight spinning. Yes, he just stopped straight his training as soon as he felt the friends needs, and got on a plane. He IS that awesome.
    • Master Fuurinji also has his moments, like entering a tournament intended for teenagers as "Mysterious Teenager Garyu X" by putting a mask on and changing nothing else about his appearance. He also took on a fully armed combat force by throwing their own soldiers back at them.
    • Some of the stuff Shigure does also counts. Like defeating a squad of assassins with a ribbon, or disarming all the members of a gang of delinquents in one hit... with a spoon.
      • And doing Clothing Damage in the process by accidentally cutting their clothes with said spoon.
      • She then request that they attack her again. The result is the same except this time she's wielding a plastic sword controller.
  • Trigun: Most of the Gung-Ho Guns fit this, as well as Knives. Some people say Legato too. Vash himself, at first, before things start going to hell and he's slowly broken down into a Heartbroken Badass.
  • Osaka. Knife. No other words need be said.
  • Kuroshitsuji's Grell Sutcliff. He's nuttier and fruitier than any fruitcake and he made a CHAINSAW in Victorian England his death scythe. Add in the love for demons and you've got a recipe for this very trope.
  • Alucard from Hellsing. The crazy part can't be argued; entire pages of the manga are his posturing and maniacal laughter. His typical fighting strategy is to invite his opponent to kill him, let them do it, and then come back to finish them off. He also enjoys impaling his opponents. Preferably with their own weapons. In fact, there are quite a few characters in this that could qualify.
    • The Major starts a war with the most powerful vampire to exist. 'Cause he was bored.
  • Prussia. His ego could choke a horse, he has no friends, he's a boundlessly ambitious psychotic punk who delights in mischief, and yet caves at the sight of cute things.
    • Also, Russia and Belarus.
  • Our Crazy Awesomeness have been passed down the Armstrong line for generations!
    • Also in the manga, when Kimbley is consumed by Pride and trapped in a typhoon of anguished souls he is able to retain his sense of self because, as stated by Kimbley, "Howls of anguish are like lullabies to my ears!".
    • Greed definitely deserves a spot here. "I'm Greed the avaricious! I want everything you could possibly think of. I want money, women, power, sex, status, glory. I demand the finer things in life!" He also reacts rather insanely.
      • Ling as well. He actually let himself become the host of the new Greed to gain a Philosopher's Stone, knowing that he'd have to fight the spirit of a homunculus for control of his own body, for the sake of saving his country (and become the emperor of said country).
  • Drosselmeyer in Princess Tutu. His character design is surreal, and he's first introduced to the audience and the main character as an ominous, booming voice, then materializing upside-down in front of her bit-by-bit in a Cheshire Cat fashion. As the series goes on, it becomes QUITE clear that he's absolutely off his nut, and quite enjoying the tragedy playing out in the story. And then, as the series nears its end, it's revealed that while dead, he exists in a netherworld filled with gears and mocking puppets he controls, has been pulling the strings of everyone in the hopes of making the story have a Shoot the Shaggy Dog ending, and when his hands were cut off before his death, wrote the story controlling the town with his own blood using the stumps of his arms. And he finds the whole thing hilarious.
  • Before Cerebus Syndrome strolled into town, Goku had this as his super power, turning Rock Paper Scissors into an attack, acting like a monkey in the middle of battle, and defeating Monster Carrot by putting him on the moon.
  • In the Pokémon anime (games too to an extent, but definitely in the anime), Byron, Hot-Blooded, fossil-loving, hole-digging leader of Canalave City Gym. He was voiced by Dan Green, for crying out loud. If you need any more proof, here ya go. I LOVE THIS TROPE!!!
    • Team Rocket also qualify. Some of their plans are just INSANE. And more often than not, involve gigantic mechs. Not to mention the fact that they seem to just enjoy dressing up so much they work weird disguises into every plan. And when all else fails, they just dig a hole and wait for the protagonists to fall into it.
    • He's so Hot-Blooded that explosions keep going off behind him! (That must get expensive!)
  • Death Note: Teru Mikami is utterly insane, but he can overdo writing more so then his fellow Kiras. Light also falls into this.
    • L trumps them both, at least in the Anime. However, his form of insanity is somewhat more subtle than the their's.
  • Jo Jos Bizarre Adventure RUNS on Crazy Awesome, living up to the "bizarre" in its title with some ludicrously cool moments -- like a rock-paper-scissors match the likes of which you've very little chances of witnessing in real life...or any other work of fiction, for that matter. There's at least one main character in each of its many installments who acts as an exponent of this trope; Joeseph Joestar being the most prominent example.
  • Yuno of Mirai Nikki, who is just plain crazy to boot. When a Mad Bomber takes over the school and forces the hostages to attack Yuno and her boyfriend/stalkee? Yuno decides that this makes the hostages her enemies and starts setting the bombs off. She also firmly believes Murder Is the Best Solution and has a tendency to appear out of nowhere with a knife, ax or similar object.
    • Yomotsu Hirasaka AKA Twelfth,is a whole handful of crazy awesome. A total whackjob, who dresses like a deranged Sentai character, and steals a bomb, just so he can make a flashy entrance. Did we mention he does all this, while being totally blind?
  • One Piece is filled to the brim with Crazy Awesome, but the series personification of the trope is Franky. Coup de Boo anyone?
  • Bleach: Isshin is initially depicted as a crazy, Bumbling Dad who'll beat up his son and headbutt him simply for comedy. Later on in the manga, it's revealed it's actually a method for helping Ichigo focus. When fighting Aizen, Isshin's crazy father antics are so familiar and normal that it actually acts as a thread of sanity helping Ichigo refocus on the danger he's in. Even Aizen pauses for a moment to take in dissonance between Isshin's antics and the situation everyone's in.
    • Kuukaku Shiba is a pyromaniac. She loves fireworks and crazy buildings to the extent where she's something of an outcast - her house is so bizarre no-one wants to live near her. Even Ichigo's group don't want to be seen entering a home that weird. Turns out these two crazy talents of hers are exactly what's required to help the group break into Seireitei. She's invented a giant cannon that fires fireworks and effectively turns the gang into a giant firework to blast them through Seireitei's normally impenetrable shield.
    • Kenpachi is the manga's resident berserker, in the traditional sense: the warrior that on the battlefield fights as though possessed by madness to the extent where they often laugh maniacally. Historical berserkers were considered very creepy and part of their effectiveness in battle was precisely because of how creeped out their crazy fighting style had on opponents. Kenpachi plays this perfectly. The more he's cut, the more he laughs and in several fights, his opponent has lost their cool and become mentally undone by Kenpachi's love of being injured when he should have been afraid, slowed down by his injuries or at least wary and hesitant. His berserker behaviour on the battlefield unsettles his opponents so much he often gains a psychological advantage over them that helps him win fights even when he's by far the least skilled warrior. He's a good example of the "Ax Crazy Awesome" version of this trope.
    • To say Urahara has a unique way of looking at things is an understatement. His quirky view of the world helps him invent things other people might never think of. It also helps him play the role of EccentricMentor. He tells Ichigo his only chance of survival is to put on a silly bandana and boxing gloves. Ichigo refuses to submit to the humiliation as he argues with Urahara while dodging his very dangerous opponent. Eventually he takes Urahara's advice... and learns Urahara was joking, they're just an ordinary (and very silly) bandana and gloves after all. What Urahara was actually doing was distracting Ichigo so much that he couldn't focus on his opponent and was therefore forced to keep dodging her, teaching him without him realising it, how to move his new ghost body when he previously could barely even manage to breathe in that form.
  • Code Geass: Jeremiah counts, somewhat. Maybe not at the beginning, but the character slowly evolves from a forgettable and unlikeable foe to a Woobie to a deranged, ferocious mild version of this trope in the first season finale. Eventually he calms down and fully evolves into his own in R2 as a somewhat unhinged, but ridiculously competent pilot and fighter. Some of Lelouch/Zero's plans count, too.
  • What about Sousuke Sagara? He certainly has innovative methods to solve every situation. For example, when a guy wanted to blackmail Kaname by putting less-than-idolized pictures of her onto the internet, how did Sousuke stopped him? He unleashed a freakin' EMP blast and destroyed every piece of electronics in the school. Or a more radical example: when a Hind was chasing his Humongous Mecha, how did he got rid of it? This is how.
    • And then leading a group of Yakuza in a daring rescue dressed in Bonta-Kun suits.
    • Colonel Maress from The Second Raid lampshades Mithril's tactics perfectly when Tessa and the TDD-1 pull off a Big Damn Gunship moment in the first episode.

 An amphibious... submarine?! Impossible... who the hell ARE those guys?!

  • Hiruma Youichi. Has taken over his school from the shadows, throws a long pass as a quarterback with his broken arm, runs across America for 40 days without showing any fatigue until the end, Has blackmail material for half the people in the world, and throws together a high-school American football team within a year that manages to beat an all-star high school team that has never lost before, among other examples.
  • Marchen Awakens Romance uses this trope a lot. Especially when it comes to weapons.
    • The protagonist fights with a kendama. Kendama is a kind of toy—a hammer and a ball tied to it.
    • His rival uses a Battle Scoop. All the early enemies claim it is just a farm tool.
    • Princess summons giant snowmen. They are mostly for crushing enemies under their weight.
    • People who have a lot of resources can find a weapon that looks like a weapon, but it still ends up unlike any normal ones.
  • Pretty much everyone in The Legend of Koizumi; its basically a Crazy Awesome world. This begins to set in with chapter one, but is firmly established by the point where Junichiro Koizumi sets himself on fire scraping a mahjong tile made of depleted uranium with his fingernail hard enough to scratch the top half millimeter off in a room with too much oxygen.
  • Director Yasuhiro Imagawa seems to love this. His works, Giant Robo, G Gundam and Shin Mazinger, are some of the most over-the-top shows in anime history that seem to run off of pure distilled Refuge in Audacity (and that's not even getting into the shows themselves). And, quite frankly, the shows themselves wouldn't be half as awesome if they weren't so batshit.
  • Subverted in Diebuster 2's Nono. She's a total ditz, and wants to be a mecha pilot, in spite of being a robot who doesn't have the genetic qualification for doing so, and you just KNOW that she's going to somehow manage to succeed anyways, by sheer force of ditz luck, until it's revealed that she is actually one of the mecha in question (obviously, not needing a pilot), has an army of a million drones which can be configured into a giant extension of her own body that's larger than the bloody planet, and is entirely composed of badass
  • Desty Nova is the kind of guy who saws the top of his head off to prove a point, gives random people bodies that account for weapons of mass destruction, makes a backup of his brain (and head) on his belly, or becomes inmortal in a way that turns him into a literal plague, and with at least 3 of himself with separate agendas and working against each other; all for the lulz KARMATRON DYNAMICS, and meanwhile he eats flan, laughs madly, and wears spectacles that makes him look like a maniac. We also have Zekka, who does miracles by hitting things really hard. No seriously.
  • Kogarashi, the titular Maid Guy of Kamen no Maid Guy, is Crazy Awesome in spades. He has 37 senses, multiple superpowers, a body of steel, used to teach math at MIT, is a complete sociopath, but wears a maid dress and frilly mask.
  • Shizuo Heiwajima from Durarara. For one, he can punch people out of their clothes, his favorite weapons tend to be vending machines and street signs, one of which he uses to slice a car's roof off.
    • Also, Izaya.
  • They Are My Noble Masters. What happens when you put an Expy of Domon Kashu up against one of Gai Shishioh, then have the Undefeated of the East get involved? Crazy Awesome that's what.
    • Also Shinra Kuonji would probably have been arrested for her habit of Molesting, among other people, her younger sister were she not crazy rich to go along with it.
    • Hell the whole cast fits this trope, whether it be the Trap Shouta Chiharu, the younger sister Yume, who spends a good amount of time Angsting over the fact that Shinra doesn't molest her or the Big Sister Mihato, who is a Brocom and proud of it. Seriously the most "Normal" one among them is a Older Than They Look Token Mini-Moe who supports them all.
  • The Principal is easily a Crazy Awesome character despite his being in the charmingly cutesy "Hidamari Sketch". The Principal appears completely out of place compared to the other characters, and his actions make him appear more so. For example as The Landlady for the Hidamari apartments strolls by the school gates from across the street she abruptly stops to see The Principal dash towards the gate perfoming three full front flips as he leaps over, perfectly landing next to her and proceeds to thank her for taking care of the students. Another is when Yoshinoya is spraying him with a water gun several times over before The Landlady tosses him his own to which he reacts by dodging Yoshinoya's shots at rapid speed before firing directly at her forehead. In these scenes The Principal's animation style changes drastically from Cutesy to Extremely Serious.
  • Revy in Black Lagoon falls under this trope; for example, the time when she takes out several speedboats chasing the Lagoon by jumping from each to each and shooting everyone on board, or making them shoot each other... all whilst listening to something that sounds like exercise music on an MP 3 player.
    • Rock also has a few moments of this, most notably when he conceives of a plan to get rid of a military helicopter that has the Lagoon cornered... by ramping off a shipwreck and torpedoing said helicopter. Crazy Awesome? I think so. Less conventional examples from Rock stem from the fact that, actually, this guy is just smart, and when he can get over the fact that he's now living in a Crapsack World without any morals where violence is very much the norm, he can often accomplish a lot more with his words than even Revy can with her guns.
  • Accelerator from To Aru Majutsu no Index exists for this trope. His face and his laugh when maiming his victims, and the way he killed a squad of soldiers, including shotgunning a woman in the face will forever be in the minds of any fan of this series. they don't show this in the anime, but when he shotguns her in the face, a piece of her jaw gets blown off and lands on his face. you know what he does with it? "...Oh hoh hoh, so your face turned to something good for a fuckin' pacifier."
    • In the most recent episodes of the second season, Accelerator has taken this trope Up to Eleven in his encounters with Kihara. Perhaps the best example would be when he plunges his hand into a nearby skyscraper, tears it off its foundation, and sends it skidding halfway across Academy City.
    • At the very end of his final fight with Kihara, he becomes so pissed at the guy he lifts him by his face, mutters "ihbfKILLwq" and launches him into the sky with so much force the guy burns up from atmospheric friction.
  • TK from Angel Beats, although it's hard to tell if he's this or just a Bunny Ears Lawyer.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! has Jonouchi/Joey. Regardless of language, his deck depends heavily on chance. Of course, in this anime, chance falls as the plot demands.
  • GaoGaiGar has some of this.
    • Mic Sounders' famous Tower Bridge Guitar Riff also qualifies. He literally defeats Percurio alone, by playing rock music on Tower Bridge. By using the bridge as a huge guitar, no less!
    • Soldato-J riding a torpedo through several walls, and hits one of the Primevals, who're about to finish off Guy. Not because he wants to save Guy, but because he wants to defeat the 31 Primevals and Guy himself.
  • For very similar reasons to Kamina, Gai Daigoji qualifies. He actively charges opponents without a second thought and perpetually believes that he's in a Super Robot show, completely blind to the fact that he's in a gritty Real Robot anime.
  • Issei Hyodou in High School DxD is this seeing as almost everything he does post-transforming into a devil has so much crazy stuff he can think on the fly that it actually works. Shred clothing? No problem. Hear breasts talk? Sure he can do that. Summon a god from another dimension that other mythologies don't even know about? Even gods thought that was crazy.
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