* Any more reason to doubt Chifuyu's reputation gets blown into itty bits and pieces when she stops Laura's LaserBlade with a {{BFS}} ''on foot without using any I.S.''
* Charles and Ichika's teamwork VS Laura and Houki. That entire fight was MadeOfWin.
* The last episode/[[ActionPrologue first episode]], wherein Ichika and his haremettes take on the ''Silver Gospel.''
* In Season 2 Episode 1, Charlotte and Laura kick the asses of three armed robbers, showing that, yes, they have some serious combat skill even without their IS Suits,
* In episode 4 of the second season, Ichika fights as hard as he can against Autumn's ''Arachne'' IS, even managing to [[HopeSpot cut off a limb]], but is still [[TheWorfEffect no match for her.]] Then [[BigDamnHeroes Tatenashi shows up]] and easily stomps Autumn.
* More of a funny moment, but when Laura gets [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom thrown across the room]] by Chifuyu in episode 7 of season 2, she still makes a flawless recovery from it.
* In the 7th volume of the novels, when Kanzashi has to take out a target with her IS's missile launcher- which doesn't have its targeting suite installed yet- she ''manually enters all of the telemetry data for 48 missiles'' in the middle of combat.
* In Volume 8, all remaining doubts about [[spoiler: Chifuyu's skill is shattered when she takes on ''Fang Quake''. [[{{Badass}} Without an IS.]] And defeats it, with nothing but six explosive [[{{BFS}} IS katanas]]. Granted, it was Yamada who landed the final blow...]]
* Volume 8: [[spoiler: [[GeniusDitz Tabane]] [[BunnyEarsLawyer Shinonono]] [[CurbStompBattle owns Squall and Autumn with her bare hands.]] They didn't have time to equip their [=ISes=]. And then she proceeds to dismantle Silent Zephyrs with Madoka using it WITH HER BARE HANDS. She wouldn't have given a damn had they not [[MamaBear used Chloe as a hostage]]]]
** The anime version of this scene was... significantly less awesome. See FilmingForEasyDub on Infinite Stratos's main page.
* Madoka really shows off her {{Badass}} cred in the final episode when [[spoiler: we see just how ''broken'' her new I.S. ''Kurokishi'' is.]] She swats aside Cecilia like a fly and tanks the combined firepower of Rin, Laura, Charlotte, and Kanzashi all at once. When Cecilia gets back into the fight and unleashes a massive energy burst on her, [[NoSell she takes the hit dead on]] and is [[OutOfTheInferno calmly standing in the middle of the fireball]] when the smoke clears.