* Galuf's one-on-one fight with Exdeath certainly qualifies; every other playable character is powerless under the villain's AgonyBeam, but the old geezer powers through it and ''inverts the HopelessBossFight trope''. Exdeath can't beat you in the following confrontation because ''he can still fight at'' '''''[[NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow 0 HP]]'''''! That's pure badass there.
* Who could possibly forget Gilgamesh, walking embodiment (and humorous subversion) of this trope. Everything from his first appearance to his [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice]] to his ''[[{{Leitmotif}} theme song]]'' is awesome, but his last words are the crowner;
-->'''Necrophobia:''' Enough of this. Die!
-->'''Gilgamesh:''' [snort] I believe that's MY line!!!
** That whole fight is awesome the moment Gilgamesh shows up, especially when you see [[spoiler: his sprite ''[[HeelFaceTurn flip around and face Necrophobia!]]'']]
** ...And he's back to deliver more in later installments; appearing as a Summon in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', rather disappointingly as new forms in 9 and 11, but back to his true form in 12. In 13-2 he appears as a DLC boss with even more weapons than before. His grand entrances in 8, 12, and 13-3 are CrowningMomentOfAwesome level in themselves.
*** In the Dawn of Souls remake of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'', you fight him as a BonusBoss to regular boss music. But in the PSP remake, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpqGo0bF15E&fmt=18 he comes complete with his theme music]], but not before:
----> "Let's see how you handle the mighty me! And by me, I mean Gilgamesh!! And by handle, I mean [[CrowningMomentOfFunny DIE!!]]"
* Krile [[ShockAndAwe blasting]] [[DynamicEntry her way]] into the Ronka Ruins' Crystal Room to save the party in BigDamnHeroes fashion.
* The Four Warriors of Dawn and King Tycoon holding back the Void long enough for the heroes to regroup and battle Exdeath.
** Combined with the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome amazing main theme too]].
* [[spoiler:Hiryu]] has two HeroicSacrifice [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments Of Awesome]]. Not only does he arrive and sacrifice himself to save [[spoiler:Lenna from being possessed by Melusine]], but even after that, he waits at the top of the Phoenix Tower and [[spoiler:sacrifices himself to give you the Phoenix summon]].
* The duel between the [[TurtlePower Great Sage Ghido]] and Exdeath. For nearly his entire appearance, Ghido has been this DeadpanSnarker turtle with a grim attitude and little patience for the naive heroes. Then Exdeath arrives, and Ghido shows he hasn't spent all his years [[strike:chewing lettuce]] [[ShoutOut eating]] [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles pizza]].
* Faris leaping over a chasm to rescue Lenna from Magissa. Then she plummets to her death--except no, now she's [[{{Determinator}} climbing back up]] to throw a rope to the guys and deliver a righteous beatdown.
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