* Chapter 19. "You'd better start running."
* When Rainbow Dash finally just hauls up and [[spoiler: [[ShutUpHannibal punches]] [[TalkToTheFist Mare Do Well]]]] in chapter 8. Even [[TheStoic Mare Do Well]] is impressed.
* In chapter 9, when Mare Do Well invites Rainbow Dash to join her during one of her nightly superhero patrols and they actually encounter a group of criminals. Mare Do Well proceeds to kick their collective asses. [[spoiler: Arguably becomes [[TookALevelInBadass even more awesome]] once Mare Do Well is revealed to have been Pinkie Pie all along.]]
* Meta-example for the author; for nineteen whole chapters - and a large portion of the twentieth - she manages to keep Mare Do Well's identity secret, while providing [[RedHerring Red Herrings]] to keep the viewers guessing, to the point where some readers eventually gave up on trying to figure out who it was. Managing to do that, and still have TheReveal be greatly surprising, is definitely awesome.
** Bonus points for having the '''IDENTITY''' of MDW not being the point, but rather [[spoiler:Pinkie]]'s '''REASON(S)''' for donning the costume in the first place.