* Although a bit character near the start, Boulder the Ogre is decapitated by Kore. Before keeling over for good, he proceeds to ''get back up and pose defiantly.''
* Most of what Ears does after he gets his armor. Most ''notably'', clearing out an entire crowd during the rescue of Fumbles.
** Note: He's a paladin, and one of the finest examples of that class you'll ever find. So the way he ''lies'' to get people to flee is a strong moment of characterization that proves Good doesn't have to be Stupid.
** He does feel uncomfortable to attack from behind though, and he oftentimes gets HonorBeforeReason moments.
* [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/03212008/ Ca-Click]].
* If Big Ears the goblin paladin doesn't qualify by [[http://goblinscomic.org/05142008 moving his evil-radiating holy axe of "excessively goodie-good acts or else end of the world" through his head in apparent decapitation to terrify some innocents into fleeing to safety]] while inflicting a HeroicBSOD to his goblin friend, and at the same time, break out of his own, ''and'' prevent an IDidWhatIHadToDo that bordered on MoralDissonance doesn't qualify, nothing will; [[ToThePain it]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome has]] [[TakeAThirdOption the]] [[LawfulStupid most]] [[{{PlayingWithATrope}} twists]] [[TVTropesWiki on tropes]] [[TropeOverdosed you can have on a single page]] [[PotHole without]] [[{{Troperrific}} feeling it was done]] [[{{Narm}} for cheesy humor]].
* When [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/09242008 Ears and Complains are trapped in an alley]] with a squad of guards psyching up to charge them with how goblins are only a 1/3 challenge rating. After a moment of panic Complains starts to armor up and Ears asks what he's doing. [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/09252008 "Redefining 1/3 Challenge Rating."]]
** [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/10112008 "Tu. Dae. Fadda!"]]
** While the previous is, indeed, awesome, Thaco shows that Complains has only inherited a bit of his awesome in [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/01132009 this]] strip.
** [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/06202009 Here]], Thaco shows off his monk skills by catching an arrow, jumping across the pipes in a sewer, and [[spoiler:impaling Dellyn Goblinnslayer on a broken pipe.]] Then, he [[spoiler: finds the knife Dellyn used to torture him with and calmly walks up to him, all while Dellyn desperately struggles to get up.]]
-->'''Thaco''': [[spoiler:Now, Dellyn...[[IronicEcho bleed for me.]]]]
** And [[spoiler:cuts off his ear, [[NotWorthKilling calls him out,]] and walks away]].
* There is also [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/tempts-fate/ Tempts Fate]], whose existence is a never-ending series of Crowning Moments of Awesome.
* Fox is hanging precariously over the side of a cliff, held up only by a long blade from Dies' arm piercing through her leg. So what does she do? Start ''pulling herself up the blade with her bare hands.''
* The demon Noe appears every time you say his name (assuming the correct setup). [[spoiler: He will be summoned three times and answer a question each time truthfully. Summoned a fourth time, however, and he'll kill you all horribly. Because he also will be summoned when homonyms of his name are said, it's pretty easy to summon him accidentally. The three goblins realize their predicament and are shitting themselves, when K'sleliss decides that he's not going to have this hang over their heads like the sword of Damocles, summons the demon, asks him a question about his positioning when summoned, summons him again, asks about how well he can withstand having his throat torn out, and summons him for the killing spree summon, and tears out Noe's throat while materializing. The three goblins stand there in shock.]]
* [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/04052010/ Weapon Proficiency: Furniture. Traded in my ability to wink.]]
* Chief [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/10292010-3/ shows]] [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/11022010-2/ some]] [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/11052010-2/ spine.]]
* [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/11162010-2/ Kore shows his]] [[BattleAura i.m.e.]]
** And the next page has [[spoiler: [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/11192010-2/ the return of Senor Vorpal Kickass'o]]]]. Never has putting on a fake mustache been so badass.
*** [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/11232010-2/ SEÑOOOOR VORPAAAAL KICKASS'OOOOO!]]
** Complains' [[BattleAura I.M.E.]] gets a [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/12312010/ level up]]
* Kore [[spoiler: is down for the count, using a rope magically plunged through his face!]] Unfortunately [[OhCrap it only made him mad.]]
* Dies-Horribly [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/04292011/ is actually able to make ''running away'' sound awesome.]]
* Grem, [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/05272011/ here]], proving that '''[[{{Determinator}} he does not give up]]''' when trying to save a companion. Holy ''shit.''
* The author gets one, although it may have been unintentional. He [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/comics/20110524.jpg recently released the stats]] for the creature known as "Mr. Fingers". And as any D and D player knows, [[MemeticMutation if you can stat it, then you can kill it.]] That's right, he made it possible to KILL the monster that had haunted his nightmares as a child, and not just by himself, but by D and D players everywhere, anytime anyone wants to. Payback, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch]].
** Unintentional? Thunt gets a meta-Moment of Awesome for transcribing the unkillable nightmare horror from his childhood onto paper, and [[spoiler:decisively killing it, with HIS CHARACTERS no less.]] Now ''that's'' catharsis.
* K'Sellis has been all but crippled lately. [[spoiler: His arms and legs have all but rotted off, and his tail is about to join him. So what does he do when Grem is in serious trouble fighting Mr. Fingers? Leaps through the air and ''BITES HIS FUCKING HEAD OFF.'']]
* Real life example when Thunt's house was in danger of being foreclosed on. He put out a tempts fate where the goal was $30,000 in a little over a month. Fans hit that goal three days in.
* [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/08162011/ Scorpion!Kin was right.]] [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/08192011/ This IS good!]]
* Our Kin "[[LesYay demonstrates the advantages]]" [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/09092011/ of a snake tail over a scorpion tail.]] Wait, did we say "demonstrates the advantages"? We meant [[spoiler:used Bluff instead of Grapple to get Scorpion Kin in a pin and [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/09132011/ break her neck without letting her use the stinger]]]]. "Useless"? Yeah, ''no.''
-->'''Forgath''': Okay... [[BewareTheNiceOnes Never hug me.]]
* Dies Horribly [[spoiler: finally stops trembling and gets mad]] [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/11182011-2/ here]]
-->'''Demon''': [[spoiler: I'm going to rip you apart.]]\\
'''Dies''': [[spoiler: You've already done that. ''It didn't work.'']]
** The Moment of Awesome lasts for the two subsequent pages, as well.
*** And then subverted when you discover [[spoiler:that it wasn't him. It was him being taken over by an EvilHand that is jealously possessive of him]].
* [[MemeticBadass Tempts Fate]] crosses [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/tempts-fate-11/ a lake of fire.]]
-->'''Tempts Fate:''' Now all I have to do is [[EscapedFromHell get out of Hell.]]\\
'''[[FacelessEye Eye of the Demon Lord]]:''' And [[ItMakesSenseInContext buy a comfortable boot?]]\\
'''Tempts Fate:''' Not gonna happen.
* [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/03132012/ "Suck badger!"]]
* Kin gets one in a different way. An alternative Minmax has a demon as an unwilling servant and they don't have any holy weapons. So what does she do? She gets the demon to tell her his True Name in order to release him from the servitude.
* Two minor ones in rapid succession, although they are done while [[spoiler:Forgath is stalling Kore]], which is a CMOA by itself; first, Fumbles, AKA Senor Vorpal, [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/01162014/ does something smart]], maybe starting to recover; then, in the next comic, [[spoiler:Forgath]] defeats Kore's shield by ''grabbing on it and making Kore fall on his face''.
** For as much as we all want him to die horribly, you have to give it to Kore. Performing a flip move after falling on his face, armor and all, to get on his back, and then rasing himself up with levers he had in his shield [[CrazyPrepared just for such an occasion]] was pretty darn awesome. You can now trully believe that this bastard took on whole armies by himself.
* Forgath actually choosing to give time for Minmax and the Goblins to solve the puzzle by battling Kore is definitely this. Remember, Forgath is perfectly aware who Kore is and what he's capable of. He knows he's been prophesized to be killed (horribly) by another dwarf. He knows he's fighting a losing battle, but is willing to give it his all for the sake of his allies. Even when he's being [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/01222014/ sliced up]] he continues to battle the insane {{Knight Templar}} with little trepidation on his face, just grim determination.
** In the following page, [[spoiler:Forgath ''[[NotSoInvincibleAfterAll pierces Kore's hand.]]'']].
* [[spoiler: Kore]] has Forgath cornered, all alone, and proclaims he's going to kill him handily, telling him he's "reached [his] end". Forgath's rebuttal?
-->'''Forgath:''' [[ICanStillFight Nope. I've just reached level 4.]]
* Dies Horribly calls out Riss, the Viper Clan fortune teller, on [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/06292012/ his logic regarding the Vipers' success.]]
* Thaco gets two in succession in the creepy dungeon he, the rest of the GAP and Minmax have been stranded in: first, he manages to escape the magical ropes/vines entangling them all with an awesome escape check. Then, he manages to singlehandedly take down the golems that activated to try and kill him after doing so.
* Big Ears gets an awesome moment when [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/09182016-2/ confronting a flea demon]] after [[spoiler: breaking the Axe of Prissan]] by both [[AwesomenessByAnalysis poking the holes in the demon's story]] and coupling it with an IronicEcho BadassBoast as well!
-->'''Flea Demon:''' [[GodOfEvil The Sacred]] will never speak to creatures as insignificant as you. You will scream for mercy as many souls in this realm will. In this way, you will speak to The Sacred. But he will not answer you.
-->(after Ears' awesome analysis moment)
-->'''Flea Demon:''' You insult The Sacred with your words! He will rip off your skin and replace it with your childhood nightmares! He will scream your name in a language so old, that...\\
'''Big Ears:''' Yes, he will. He ''will'' scream my name. In this way, he will speak to me. But I will not answer him.
* [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/11192016-2/ Fumbles demonstrates that he is, actually, smarter than he acts.]]

* [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/05222012/ When he finally gets out of his Fate Worse Than Death,]] the goblins of Duv's clan try to kill him. After being killed over and over again for six hundred years, he does not take kindly to the suggestion.
-->'''Mook''': [[OhCrap Um... is he]] [[SlasherSmile grinning or frowning?]]
* [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/06082012/ He acts]] [[CasualDangerDialogue very nonchalant when being threatened]] [[MamaBear by Duv, who thinks she has just lost her son]], and also manages to cause a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
-->'''Duv''': Let you go? [[MamaBear You killed my son,]] then you killed a dozen Vipers! I'll give the order right now and watch you die at my...
-->'''Biscuit''': ''[off-panel]'' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint It sure is a sunny day today.]] ''[with an earnest look]'' Forgive me, I'm not very familiar with sunshine. In fact, I'm [[BadassBoast far more familiar with]] [[FateWorseThanDeath pain and death than I am with sunshine]]. [[BadassBoast No matter how much sunshine there is, in my experience]], [[CrapsackWorld there's always more pain and death. Always.]]
--> ''[{{beat}}, while Biscuit glances up the sun for the first time in several hundred years]''
-->'''Biscuit''': [[ShameIfSomethingHappened It sure is a sunny day today]].
** [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/06152012/ While being escorted to the border, this exchange occurs]]:
-->'''Biscuit''': So this is the way to the south exit from your clan's territory?\\
'''Goblin Woman''': We're headed south, aren't we?\\
'''Nosy Goblin''': So that "it's a sunny day" stuff. You really shook up our chief with that. That's not easy to do. You must be smart. [[BullyingADragon Orcs aren't known for that, are they? Being smart, I mean. Everyone knows orcs are stupid. You must think you're pretty special then. Shaking up the realm's most important goblin with your words.]] [[TemptingFate Why don't you try that with me? Say something to shake]] '''[[{{TemptingFate}} me]]''' [[TemptingFate up. Upset]] '''[[{{TemptingFate}} me]]''' [[TemptingFate with your smart words.]]\\
'''Nosy Goblin''': ''Pfft.'' That's what I thought.\\
'''Goblin Woman''': Here it is. This is as far as we'll take you. From here you travel alone.\\
'''Nosy Goblin''': This is a safe passage, so you'll be fine, orc.\\
'''Other Goblin''': Well? There's nothing more to say, so go.\\
'''Biscuit''': [[AwesomenessByAnalysis There are three things to say.]] First, all creatures in this realm get a [[OlderAndWiser stackable bonus to their Wisdom score, the longer they live]]. Second, [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld I'm over six hundred winters old]]. [[IAmNotLeftHanded And third, Sense Motive is a Wisdom based skill.]] [[AwesomenessByAnalysis I knew you were lying about this path as soon as you moved those hidden, little teeth of yours]]. ''[leaning down to the Nosy Goblin]'' [[IronicEcho You look shaken.]]
** Biscuit is probably the ''only'' character living who could ''beat'' Kore one on one. [[spoiler: He defeats the Viper Clan, the strongest Goblins in the area, by siccing a nearly unkillable beast on them after going a few rounds with it himself. Then he goes full OneManArmy, against the clan... and decimates it. The only real challenge is Prince Grem, and Biscuit still beats him. Even when Grem uses Finger's finger, first Biscuit bats it away with his axe, and when he accidentally steps on it he almost cuts Grem in half... ''after'' severing his leg to prevent the spread of the decay. Then he takes a mouth full of healing potions, bites one and then jumps off the cliff...and lands on the Viper Queen who had just fatally wounded Fox despite Fox outfighting her earlier.]] Then Biscuit [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming offers her a healing potion]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny from his mouth]].]]
* When he, [[spoiler: upon finding and saving the defeated Duv (who not long ago had tried to kill him), goes badass WarriorTherapist on her. To help her get over the loss of her wing, the source of her [[OmnicidalManiac White Terror "kill everything but goblins" obsession]], he rips the ''other'' one clean off and explains that when young, a Roak orc has his prized possession taken from him to teach him not to dwell too much on loss.]]

* Kin is being crushed by magically growing trees, whose presence is making her re-live all of the pain she endured at the hands of Dellyn, basically crushing her mentally and physically. So what happens? [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/04132012/ Minmax SHOULDER TACKLES the tree/mental image right the Hell off of her]]. Rock on Minmax.
* Barbarian... Minmax (Also doubles as a crowning moment of heartwarming, considering what he says later).
* Minmax discovering there is more to life than XP, treasure and an unbeatable character build. Specifically, when he found out that [[spoiler:Dellyn Goblinslayer, who was previously everything Minmax wanted to be, raped and beat Kin the Yuan-Ti every night, he threw Dellyn out a window.]]
** The best part of it being that this is the first of Minmax's actions that make him somewhat likeable, even if it's only [[spoiler:just because he punched out a [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rapist]] psychopath.]]
* Not to mention that when [[spoiler:Dellyn]] breaks the sword, Minmax just grabs him, headbutts him, and then slams him in the face. Which is immediately followed by Forgath [[LethalJokeItem using a seemingly useless joke item]] to ''set the aforementioned enemy on fire''. Did I mention that [[spoiler:Dellyn is partially ''made of wood?'']]
* As a combo with CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, the fact that Minmax is putting aside his racism of monsters to make [[spoiler:Kin the Yuan-Ti]] as normal as possible, and going to extreme lengths to [[spoiler:give her a proper birthday party, complete with gift and mice]] is one hell of a Moment of Awesome.
* Our Minmax, pinned to the wall with a metal collar, [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/09202011/ actually uses his head in a fight]]. [[spoiler: The last thing his opponents see? "I AM GREAT". Yes, Minmax. Yes you are.]]
** To make this perfectly clear how awesome this is, Minmax is [[spoiler: pinned to the wall by a magic ring's power. He pulls off his belt buckle, tosses it into the magic hole-thingy, all while [[OutOfCharacterMoment completely silent.]] The alt-Minmax even drops his ridiculously cool pipe as he tries to run away.]]
* Another Awesome/Heartwarming overlapping moment; thanks to their DungeonBypass, the team have failed to get the key they need to open the final door. Down the hallway is the room they were supposed to go, but it looks like whoever leaps down to get the keys will be trapped with a ''lot'' of hostile alt-teams. It leads to [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/03092013/ this]], followed by a series of fight scenes that are just... well, see for yourself.
* Minmax knows 38 ways to kill someone using only his thumb. [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/07212013/ Here's # 23.]] Over seven years in the making, but hell if that isn't a ChekhovsGun.
* After Psion!Minmax gives a WallOfText EvilGloating, Minmax!Prime delivers perhaps the best ShutUpHannibal of his career, [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/09192013/ then does something smart:]] [[spoiler: he weaponizes a PyrrhicVictory.]]
-->'''Psion!Minmax:''' So you see, no matter what you do, I ''will'' win eventually.\\
'''Minmax:''' No. [[spoiler:You win ''now'']].
** Made all the more powerful when you realize that the Psion's big plan was to negate all of existence, so he could escape the Zero Sum Game that he believes life to be. Now he is stuck in an immortal, indestructible body. Even if he could die, with everything he has done, he'd end up going to hell, and reentry of the dungeon is simply fatal, instead of existence eradicating, so he is literally at a point where he can no longer attain his goal. He's stuck in the zero sum game of life, and the eventual afterlife, for all of eternity.
* A subtle moment: trapped in a cave with the GAP, having seen Forgath apparently slain by Kore, the tormented Fumbles nervously sitting beside him, what does Minmax do? [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/02112015/ He grabs Fumbles' fake mustache and fixes it up so it looks more realistic before giving it back to him.]]