* The first real fight, the one between Stiyl and Touma, is pretty cool in the anime and manga. But in the light novels it's narrated from Stiyl's point of view, and we see how a magician views [[AntiMagic Touma]] and why he becomes TheDreaded. At one point, Stiyl seriously thinks he might be fighting ''God''.
** The ending of the fight where Touma destroys Innocentius with an OffhandBackhand before running up and punching Stiyl out.
* Touma calls out Kaori's speech about how she hates having to hurt Index with, [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech "Poor you, never once in your speech did I hear about Index or her feelings,"]] and then proceeds to continue about how they try to help Index but instead only cause more pain for her. Kaori still gets angry and proceeds to attack him but there is just one little moment where you see her face, frozen with the fear that [[HeelRealization that maybe Touma might be right.]]
* When [[AntiMagic Touma]] and [[PlayingWithFire Stiyl]] face off against Aureolus Izzard, a RealityWarper. After immobilizing and toying with them, he instantly [[spoiler:'''completely removes all of Stiyl's skin''']] and [[spoiler:severs Touma's right arm, the source of his power]]. Touma cuts off Aureolus's subsequent EvilLaugh ''with an EvilLaugh of his own'', walking steadily towards him--[[spoiler:blood squirting out of his stump]]--with an insane smirk on his face and mocking Aureolus's frantic attacks as [[spoiler:they pass right through him or are otherwise negated. Turns out that Aureolus's power was controlled by his thoughts, and Touma's insane behavior so terrified Aureolus that he started believing that his incredible powers had been rendered completely ineffective]]. By the time Touma reaches him, [[spoiler:his imagination has granted Touma a huge dragon head in the place of his missing limb]]. Even after [[spoiler:seeing his companion's skin ripped off and getting his special arm chopped off]], Touma was still able to bluff his way to victory with a SlasherSmile on his face.
** Before that, the 13 Knights of the Roman Catholic Church blow up Misawa Cram School... only for Aureolus to literally reverse the damage and annihilate the Knights.
** The reality warping technique, Ars Magna, was thought to be impossible because one needs to chant for 100-200 years to get it. Aureolus cut that time drastically by brainwashing everybody in Misawa Cram School to chant for him.
* Misaka Imouto using her powers to make ozone in an attempt to suffocate Accelerator. He saw through the tactic and attacked her, but he complimented her on finally figuring out a way to hurt him.
* During Touma's fight with Accelerator when he starts making plasma, Sister's make good use of their [[ShockAndAwe powers]] by making wind turbines turn dissolving Accelerator's plasma in the process. Complete with ThemeMusicPowerUp!
* [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann "Clench your teeth.]] [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan Because a punch from someone strong]] [[CaptainObvious is gonna be hurt."]]
* Touma's fight with the Unabara impostor in the construction site.
* Touma blocking the giant stone golem Ellis' punch with one hand.
* Index herself gets one when, after discovering her Sherry Cromwell decides to use her golem to attack Index and get the 103,000 grimores that she has memorized [[spoiler: Index then shows even without going into her emergency survival mode she has complete control over those grimores and uses them to show that the giant golem she is fighting and that Sherry's abilities ''aren't even on her level'' as she proceeds to methodically destroy the golem]] all while the song [[ThemeMusicPowerup Jellyfish]] plays in the background.
* Touma's BigDamnHeroes moment in episode 24 of Index, when he [[spoiler: comes out of no where and defeats the enemy with a single punch, all while reassuring a friend.]] Nice.
** What about Hyouka who pulls of her own BigDamnHeroes. [[spoiler: As Index is about to get squashed by the golem she jumps at it and not only topples it but even caves in its chest. And then proceeds to stop it's fist and even pushes it back. ]]
* Touma saving [[spoiler: Kuroko]] by [[SteppingStonesInTheSky leaping up using furniture thrown up]] by [[spoiler: Mikoto]] was epic. Finishing it by [[spoiler: punching a partially teleported object backwards through dimensions. There are no words.]]
** [[spoiler:Kuroko gets one for the fight prior to that happening. She was severely outclassed by another teleporter in all categories (including being able to teleport objects without touching them) except for speed. Had she not been wounded by her opponent's surprise attack the fight before, it's entirely possible she could have won. Even when she's pinned down she delivers a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, causing her foe to drop over 4000kg of weight on Kuroko in rage.]]
* Immediately after above scene, Awaki was seen escaping [[spoiler: Cue Accelerator, of all people, showing up to ''wreck'' Awaki in the face.]]
* Volume 7: [[spoiler:Touma finds out he's been tricked into handing a woman over for execution to the [[CorruptChurch Roman Catholic Church]] and charges into their local HQ, alone, to declare war on an army of 250 [[KnightTemplar killer]] [[ChurchMilitant nuns]] while they're [[KickTheDog kicking the dog]].]] GoodIsDumb, but that doesn't make it any less {{Badass}}!
-->[[spoiler:'''Touma''': What should I do? WHAT NONSENSE, OF COURSE I SHOULD SAVE HER!]]
* Touma knocking Biagio Busoni's giant cross away with his ''left'' hand.
* Accelerator, pissed off after a call from [[MadScientist Kihara Amata]] who tells him that [[spoiler: he holds [[MoralityPet Last Order]] captive and threatens to kill her]], activates his remaining esper power, shoves his arm in the wall of the building besides him and '''THEN PROCEEDS TO THROW THE WHOLE BUILDING AGAINST ALEISTER'S FORTRESS'''. Just wow...
-->'''[[TheStoic Aleister]]:''' Seems like there's some commotion outside...
** In the novels, although he doesn't throw a building, he borrows a '''huge''' amount of energy from the planet's rotational vectors to fuel his attack - ''enough to slow it down by 5 minutes''.
** And as a testament to how [[NighInvulnerable invulnerable]] Aleister's fortress is, ''[[HolyShitQuotient the building remains unharmed.]]'' To hammer in the point, Accelerator's attack used enough energy to slow down the Earth's rotation for ''five minutes''! (For reference, that amount of kinetic energy would be more than enough to shatter planet Earth several times over.)
* Accelerator [[spoiler: awakening for the first time and reducing Kihara to plasma]]. SoundtrackDissonance that could put Evangelion to shame? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUJ1CZR0e-Y You bet!]]
** Even the beginning of said fight was awesome. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQJQs8ZfXtU In order]]: [[spoiler:DynamicEntry, SurprisinglySuddenDeath, OneHitKill, OneHitPolykill via PineappleSurprise, HumanShield [[NoSell interrupted]] by ''PistolWhipping''. All in the space of about 30 seconds.]] Kihara's reaction? "''[[{{HSQ}} Kakko ii!!]]''"
* The ''Academy City Invasion'' arc as a whole can be considered a single CrowningMomentOfAwesome for anyone involved. '''Especially''' for Accelerator.
* Accelerator outwitting the leader of Skill-Out and defeating him. Touma vs Hamazura, a few minutes after Touma had been ''shot in the side''.
* Mr. Misaka's phone call in the end of [=SS2=], asking someone at Academy City why [[spoiler:girls who look exactly like his daughter]] have been attacking military and research targets (in an attempt to [[spoiler:rescue the [[PsychicPowers gemstones]]]]). He makes remarks about what he'd do to anyone hurting his daughter, and then the truly awesome part hits: He's talking directly to [[spoiler: Aleister]]. Yes, that's right. A [[WalkingTheEarth wandering consultant]] is threatening [[EvilOverlord possibly the most powerful man on the planet]].
* During the Gemstone incident, Academy City cannot deploy fast enough to rescue them from the CIA or rely on their cooperative institutions, leaving them out of options. Well, mostly out of options.
-->'''Kumokawa Seria:'''I don’t like owing people favors, but we should just bow down and ask that frog to help us.
-->[[spoiler: “Galashiels, UK, Higher Contact Society. Misaka has suppressed the fourth, eighth, and thirteenth domes,' reports Misaka #17000.” “Lausanne, Switzerland, World Intellectual Club. Misaka has taken out an armed guard,' says Misaka #18022 as she provides her confirmation.” “Guadalajara, Mexico, Sixth Sense Headquarters. Misaka has blown up the main entrance to the research building,' says Misaka #14333 as she heads further in.” “Deseado, Argentina, Human Sports Analysis Center. Misaka has finished taking control of the secure electronic lock,' says Misaka #15110 as she opens the route to the secret area.” “Davao, Philippines, Humanity’s Wisdom Headquarters. Misaka discovered an escape boat and is going to take care of it beforehand,' says Misaka #10090 as she begins her attack.”]]
* Volume 14: [[spoiler: After Acqua of the Back learns that Terra of the Left [[MoralEventHorizon slaughtered a bunch of tourists, even the children]], Acqua punches Terra so hard he breaks in half at the waist. Acqua leaves Terra to bleed out, and tells him to go to Hell.]]
* Volume 15: [[spoiler:Accelerator utterly wtfpwning Kakine Teitoku, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard by taking control of his powers, nontheless.]] '''[[LudicrousGibs FATALITY]]''', indeed.]]
** Give one to [[spoiler:Uiharu for managing not to break under Kakine's torture just before the above event, including putting her life on the line for Last Order.]]
* Volume 16: [[spoiler: Touma showing up to [[BigDamnHeroes save]] [[KungFuJesus Kanzaki]] and the rest of the Amakusa Catholics from [[ImplacableMan Acqua of the Back]] when he is already heavily injured from a [[CurbstompBattle fight]] with the same person. Not only that but this gave the Amakusa Church a chance to take down Acqua with a HeroicRROD-inducing spell.]]
* Touma proves in Volume 17 that despite his label as one of the idiot trio, he's much smarter than he lets on. He pulls one over a terrorist by pouring boiling tea into a narrow air vent and causing it to expand, making the terrorist on the other side think that there's someone inside the air vents. The terrorist decides to check the air vent... and gets boiling hot tea poured on his face. This, by the way, was meant to distract the terrorist so Touma could enter the cargo hold through the door safely. Also, he ends the fight by giving the terrorist ''a lesson on thermodynamics''.
--> '''Touma''': “Hey, terrorist. Do you know about thermal expansion?”
* Volume 18: [[spoiler: After Fiamma steals Index's remote control, Touma simply says: “Stiyl,” Kamijou called out to the red-haired magician. “I’m gonna go punch [[PhysicalGod Fiamma]]. While I’m gone, you take care of Index.” BADASS!]]
** This is just after [[spoiler: Touma dealt the final blow to Princess Carrissa, wielding the Curtana Original by jumping onto [[{{BFS}} Ascalon]] and having Aqua of the Back ''launch him at her''! The resulting [[FastballSpecial punch]] [[MegatonPunch sent her flying at least three or four kilometers]].]]
* Volume 21: [[spoiler: The combined efforts of Accelerator, Hyouka Kazakiri, and Acqua of the Back weaken and drive off ArchangelGabriel.]]
* Volume 22: [[spoiler:Touma drops the [[ColonyDrop "Star of Bethlehem" on an Archangel.]] And because this was not enough, he runs through the entire thing at the same time, so HE COULD PUNCH THE ARCHANGEL PERSONALLY!]]
** Also, [[spoiler: when Fiamma of the Right severs Touma's right arm and absorbs it, becoming La Persona Superiore a Dio aka The Person Higher Than God. Fiamma gloats and attempts to kill Touma, but "The Invisible Thing" emerges from his stump, terrifying Fiamma. The dragon attempts to kill him, but Touma declares that he doesn't need its help and absorbs him, regenerating his arm. He proceeds to talk to Fiamma, making him doubt whether his plan was actually worth it, then charges up and punches him out.]]
** [[spoiler:As Fiamma is being defeated, he takes comfort in knowing he will win in the end, as a massive wave of telesma will fall on and annihilate Earth. Accelerator Awakens completely, turns into a shining angel, and reflects the wave back into space.]]
* [[BadassNormal Shiage Hamazura]] proves his awesomeness: not only did he [[spoiler:kick Mugino's ass and [[EyeScream poked out her eyeball]]]], he, in the process also completely screwed over [[TheChessmaster Aleister]] and shot all his plans up to heaven. Since then, [[SpannerInTheWorks things have only been going downhill for Aleister...]]
** This might have more repercussions than you would think. [[spoiler: By New Testament 2, Aleister is backed into a corner so deep, he took '''NO''' actions out of fear of disrupting his plans further, even when AC was about to be destroyed.]]
* In the Short Story, Uiharu SS, [[PluckyGirl Uiharu]] jumps atop a vehicle that's moving at 120 kph, then ties herself to it and uses a parachute to turn herself into a human brake!
--> '''Mikoto:''' I had no idea she was so HotBlooded.
* In the Gemstone SS, Uiharu winds up in a hacking confrontation with [[{{Technopath}} Mikoto]]. Uiharu wins! Admittedly, by effectively destroying the data Mikoto was trying to steal, but still.
* New Testament 2: Birdway got away with [[spoiler: screwing over Aleister, and pretty much ensuring that Touma, Accelerator, and Shiage will involve themselves more in the next battle]] using her skills at analyzing charismatic figures. No wonder she's the author's favorite.
** In New Testament 3, she's even more {{Badass}}. [[spoiler: The other heroes are facing a magician who's basically Cinderella and curbstomping everyone, when she simply hits her with a Tanker truck and then blew it up.]]
*** Also from NT 3: [[spoiler: Touma and Umidori defeat Saronia A. Irivika even though she paralyzed the left side of Touma's body.]]
* New Testament 4: One-Eyed Othinus curbstomps everyone, even Touma. [[spoiler: She severs his right arm, but when "The Invisible Thing" emerges from the stump, she curbstomps it too!!! Then, Ollerus and '''Fiamma of the Right''' arrive and manage to fight her to a draw and make her retreat.]]
** [[spoiler: Touma storms Baggage City and takes on Marian Slingeneyer. When Marian tries to use Dáinsleif to scare Touma to death, Touma is completely unafraid. When Marian threatens to draw Dáinsleif and trigger Ragnarok, Touma confidently points out that if she had the guts to do that, she would have done it already. She doesn't have the guts, and Touma punches her out.]]
* New Testament 5: After being just about everyone's UnwittingPawn since the very start of this series, Touma has finally had enough. Working with [[spoiler: ReliableTraitor Thor]] to screw over all the sides this time, as well as showing off some impressive skill with ThePlan such as [[spoiler:tricking both Gremlin and Ollerus' group, specifically freakin Birdway herself, into thinking the other is setting up a trap.]] Looks like he's growing into quite a MagnificentBastard isn't he?
** The ending. [[spoiler: An overzealous Anti-Skill member mistakes Touma for a bad guy and shoots him several times. He is rushed to the hospital and treated by Heaven Canceller, as usual. The doctor discusses with some people about how Touma will be handed over to Anti-Skill when he recovers. Touma, who was conscious the whole time, [[MadeOfIron escapes from the hospital despite still being in serious pain]].]]
* New Testament 6: The whole novel is a huge one for [[spoiler: Mugino, who gets past all her fears and doubts, allowing her to curbstomp a guy pulling a ShapeShifterGuiltTrip on her. She declares that she loves Shiage and that love has made her stronger than ever. Then, she teams up with Accelerator to take on Kakine. The fight ends with Beetle 05 declaring that ''he'' is Kakine, [[SplitPersonalityTakeover taking over all of Kakine's Dark Matter creations]], and erasing the original from existence.]]
** Touma, [[spoiler: still weakened from having been shot several times, fights back-to-back battles against Leivinia and Thor, even breaking Thor's wrists. Then, Touma figures out how to cure Fraulein's HorrorHunger.]]
* New Testament 7: Let's [[SerialEscalation see...]]
** 1. [[spoiler: Tsuchimikado's RoaringRampageOfRevenge. It was as awesome as it was [[BewareTheSillyOnes scary]]. Especially as he climbed up a 50 story tall building after [[CastFromHitPoints using his magic twice]]. With his bare hands!]]
** 2. [[spoiler: Seria's fight with Tsuchimikado. On one side a quite normal girl by Academy City standards despite WiseBeyondTheirYears, on the other side the one and only somewhat successful Magican/Esper hybrid with years of experience as a spy and martial artist. Seria [[AwesomeByAnalysis would have won]], [[DidntSeeThatComing if she had known about the existence of magic]].]]
** 3. [[spoiler: Touma saves Hamazura and Umidori from Rensa, who can use [[AllYourPowersCombined every power]] of the [[SuperpowerLottery Level 5s from #1 to #6]]. He [[NoSell doesn't let her use any of them!]] And when she managed to catch him with her strength as a Cyborg and tries to copy his Imagine Breaker, IT BLOWS UP HER ARM!]]
** 4. [[spoiler: The battle between the Level 5s and [[WorldOfBadass the 7500 "heroes"]]... Or better said, the CurbStompBattle. Accelerator alone defeats 1000 just with his DynamicEntry, Gunha is more concerned about preventing the forest fire, Mugino blows up a truck and then makes small talk with ITEM, and Misaki and Mikoto are spending more time bitching to each other. Oh, and that person who everyone thinks is the #6? Actually, just some BadassNormal whose punches are described as "like machine pistons"!]]
** 5. [[spoiler: Kakine showing his new merit as BigDamnHero, saving the day and fighting side at side with Touma against Rensa #29.]]
** 6. [[spoiler: Fremea finally deciding to stand up for herself instead of waiting for a hero to save her and hacking the city's AIM field [[BeyondTheImpossible despite being a mere Level 0]].]]
* New Testament 8:
** Loki anticipated a spy would infiltrate GREMLIN's base, so he [[spoiler:placed an artificial sky over it so that Ollerus would read the wrong stars and give his allies the wrong directions.]]
** [[spoiler:The original, evil Kakine returns to life and vows GREMLIN will pay for [[EvilIsNotAToy thinking they could use him as a tool]]... only for Othinus to [[CurbStompBattle casually crush his neck with one blow]] and then [[BeTheBall roll his body into a helpless ball]].]]
** Touma and Freyja's TraintopBattle. When she sends her army of monsters at him, he negates one, crushes one underfoot, then tackles one so hard it flies into the others and knocks them all off the train. Later, when Freyja thinks she's knocked Touma off the train, he reveals he hung on, then throws his jacket over her head to blind her.
** Mikoto lands gently from a plane sliced in half while catching Index, leaps from building to building too fast for an interception spell to keep up, and blasts [[spoiler: [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Níðhöggr]]]] to pieces with a volley of coins. She even has the attention to spare to feel bad about upsetting Sphinx with her magnetism.
* New Testament 9:
** Some people set fire to the house Touma is in. Touma jumps from the second floor and lands on them, knocking them out cold.
** Touma defeating a crazed [[spoiler:Pierce Aogami]] after suffering a broken arm.
** Though it was undone by [[spoiler:the Will of the Misaka Network]], Othinus did what no other antagonist did before. [[spoiler:She made Touma give up hope.]]
** Touma: "It's time to bring this to an end. It's time to fight a god."
** [[spoiler: Touma, after purposefully dying in battle against Othinus thousands of times, uses his [[SaveScumming experience from that]] to dodge all of Othinus's attacks and then punch out Gungnir while only breaking two of his fingers.]]
** [[spoiler:Othinus unleashes a crossbow bigger than the planet and fires ten arrows at Touma. The first one comes straight down, the second comes from behind him, the third and fourth come out of the ground, the fifth comes from in front of him, the sixth and seventh use RoboTeching, the eight teleports, and the ninth turns into a RainOfArrows. Touma dodges or deflects them all, only for her to [[DeliberateInjuryGambit fire the tenth one through her own body to finally hit him]].]]
** [[spoiler:In the end, Touma was simply unable to defeat Othinus in a fight, but he still wins by convincing her to pull a HeelFaceTurn.]]
** [[spoiler: Now back in their original world, Othinus is the enemy of the world that EVERYONE is gunning for. Be that as it may, Touma doesn't hesitate in placing himself in front of her and taking up the enmity of the world.]]
* New Testament 10:
** Accelerator makes a DynamicEntry... from '''orbit'''.
** Accelerator {{No Sell}}s a punch from Touma for the first time.
** Touma knocks Accelerator out by [[spoiler:smashing a rock into his own hand give it enough velocity to pierce his defenses. He does this as a counter to a 5000 meter instant dive bomb attack!]]
** Touma defeats [[spoiler:various apocalyptic beings like Surtr that Marian summons.]]
** Touma beats the President of the United States in a debate, while having a gun to his head.
** The FIVE_OVER program was created to make weapons more powerful than the Level Five Espers, and 150 of the Railgun models are sent after Touma. [[spoiler:[[UnderestimatingBadassery Mikoto hijacks all of them]].]]
** Touma tricks [[spoiler:Thor into stepping in front of a train.]]
** For the first time since the beginning of New Testament, Touma says his classic, "Then I'll destroy that illusion!!!!"
** [[spoiler:The Magic Gods that are the real GREMLIN make an appearance and call Othinus a failed experiment. They then proceed to say that she didn't even know the true purpose of GREMLIN which is actually comprised of the Magic Gods from every religion of the world (!!!), and they reveal that they are manipulating the growth of Kamijou Touma somehow as a main part of their plans. Meanwhile, right when the Gods finish talking to each other and are about to leave, Aleister suddenly destroys the barrier between dimensions to access their phase. He reveals that he used Othinus's actions in NT Volume 9 to figure out the almost untraceable location of the real GREMLIN and that his plan is apparently back on track, and he declares war on the real GREMLIN and all of these Magic Gods!!!!!! The apparent leader of the Magic Gods then responds and confronts Aleister about his actions and goals. This Magic God proceeds to mock Aleister, implying that his current goals have to do with "the single remaining tearstain" in his journal. Aleister, who never seems to show any emotion at all, seems stunned for a few moments... and then he takes his blasting rod (the one he used to one-hit ko Fiamma of the Right who had previously been the person above God) and reveals his magic name Beast666 to get ready to attack the Magic Gods... When he does this, instead of running away, the Magic Gods make fun of his emotional response and his "humanity" and then proceed to reveal that they know about AIWASS (the super secret cornerstone of his plan also known as DRAGON!!!!!) and say "It’s a complete failure, young one. You’re going to be at your wits’ end before long." Apparently this drives Aleister to attack them, but what happens next hasn't been revealed yet... Crowning Moment for both of them (especially since Aleister had seemingly had his plans ruined up until this point).]]
* New Testament 11:
** An esper-hating gang called Deadlock targeted Misaki for termination. They ride around on rocket-powered roller skates, moving too fast for her to target with her mental powers. Touma nonchalantly chucks a remote control at one member's head and makes him crash. He then kicked all their asses, even though they were all armed with hand-held pile bunkers.
** Some mooks pretending to be paramedics tell Misaki to come with them, but she sees through their ruse. They then attack her, but she uses her powers to make them each each other as her, so they knock each other out until there is one left. She then makes him think she is his boss.

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