* The entire first half of episode 1, when the idols put on their performance ''while being attacked by military tanks and riot forces''. Especially if the viewer was expecting a normal slice-of-life show, and then got an amazing futuristic action sequence instead.
* Chieri's [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice in order to save Nagisa]] in episode 3, despite [[spoiler:the later reveal of the whole thing being a SecretTestOfCharacter]].
* The WOTA brigade who enter in episode 6, deploying a [[MacrossMissileMassacre handheld glowstick missile barrage]] and mecha decorated with [=AKB0048=] members to assist Team 00 in fighting off DES.
* Episode 9: Coordinated Multiple Concerts as a decoy for the main event.
* Episode 13 in its entirety. No, seriously. The awesome is so widespread in the episode there is no way to pick and choose among it.
* Makoto when she TookALevelInBadass in episode 18.
* Yuuko [[spoiler:defending Akibastar and becoming Center Nova]] in episode 21, [[spoiler:even considering how she DisappearsIntoLight at the end.]]
** Also, in episode 21, Mikako [[spoiler:showing why she's the best pilot in 0048's history]].
* Like many Kawamori series, the final episode is an entire Crowning '''EPISODE''' of Awesome!