* Cecil's wasting of four of [[CurbstompBattle Baron's guards]] is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl49p9NQuf4#t=10s pretty freakin' awesome.]]
* Cecil's fight [[spoiler:with his own inner darkness]] to become a Paladin turns him from a depressed, unsure knight into a confident, walking engine of physical destruction, ready to [[JusticeWillPrevail fight for his beliefs]] instead of letting himself be forced to do nasty things against his will. Incidentally, the easiest way to win that fight is awesomeness in itself: ''sit there and take the hits'', paying penance for what Cecil did as a Dark Knight.
* [[spoiler:Rydia's return from what looked like her death]], all grown up and ready to [[BigDamnHeroes save the party's ass at a crucial moment]]. Not only that, [[spoiler:she shows up when Cecil is the only party member still standing, meaning that she's protecting him - just as he protected her from Baron's soldiers at the beginning of the game. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments It just doesn't get any better than this.]]]]
* Probably the biggest moment of awesome in the game is when Cid leaps off the airship [[RidingTheBomb riding what is apparently a nuclear bomb]], in order to close the entrance to the underworld. After kamikaze'ing himself and then falling hundreds of feet, ''[[UnexplainedRecovery he survives and walks himself to the dwarf kingdom to recover.]]'' Then, while recovering, when he hears about the obstacles you face with your shiny new airship, which can't cross lava and needs a drill to get back to the surface, he gets out of bed and still has the strength to apply the necessary upgrades! Truly a mark of {{Badass}}.
* Tellah's confrontation with Golbez, in which he [[HeroicSacrifice uses his life force to cast the ultimate magic, Meteor]] to defeat the guy who killed his daughter.
* A awesome villainous moment happens when the heroes confront the Fiend of Fire, Rubicante. He actually ''apologizes'' to HotBlooded {{Ninja}} Edge that his MadScientist assistant tortured Edge's parents and turned them into monsters sent to fight him. He then proceeds to [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen completely heal the party before fighting them]] because [[WorthyOpponent to do otherwise would be unfair]]. He gets another in his final defeat, where he praises Cecil and companions for successfully defeating him once more.
** Before his final defeat he deviates from many villains by appearing with the other elemental lords and telling you that (unlike other villains who merely try to outnumber you in an ambush) they have learned the power of team work from your past victories and proceed to fight you as a team.
** Due to technical limitations, they fight you one at a time because having four bosses on the screen would be impossible even in the DS version. The spirit of the dialog clearly indicates that they're fighting together, even if the game doesn't show it. That said, you are given no chance to save or heal outside of battle until [[BossRush all four are defeated at once.]]
* The assault on the Giant of Babil. The entire armies of the world, with every bit of technology and magic at their aid, assault the BigBad's ultimate weapon. So. Very. Awesome.
* Edge, speaking to Rubicante in the Tower of Babil, especially in the DS version. As Rubicante gives a pitying speech about how mankind is a slave to their emotions and can never know true strength, Edge instantly slips into a UnstoppableRage and delivers an awesome line to Rubicante amid a swirling storm of lightning.
-->'''Edge:''' You think our rage... a weakness? Then let me show you '''HOW WRONG YOU ARE!!'''
* The two instances the "Theme of Final Fantasy" plays. It's not SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic for nothing.
* The summoning of the [[SpaceWhale Lunar Whale]]. The awesome music accompanying the scene is nothing short of epic.
* Cecil calls out to Golbez in the finale, calling him his brother. [[spoiler:In the original, Golbez merely turns around to say farewell; in the DS version, we see him as Theodore as he says goodbye. It's much more effective if you're used to the original version.]]
* After Cecil's inexplicable "StayInTheKitchen" abandonment of Rosa and Rydia on Earth before the final battle, they show up once he lands on the moon, having apparently been sitting in the entrance chute of the Lunar Whale during its trip through space. Utterly ridiculous, but nobody cares.