* The Ohmu's Dream, which is also a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. Nausicaa's final choice at the end of the manga is the Crowning Moment that the entire story had been building up to.
* Nausicaa had several [[MomentOfAwesome Moments Of Awesome]], from [[spoiler:when she slaughtered a room full of men after find they had killed her father]] to [[spoiler:jumping straight into a poisonous forest filled with dangerous animals and poisonous spores without her protective mask]] to [[spoiler: flying right into, and taking out, two guardsman to hijack a flying machine and rescue a baby Ohmu ''even though she was shot in the side'']] to [[spoiler:charging alone against an entire enemy cavalry and stopping them by confusing their beasts with a "buzzer" projectile.]] For being TheMessiah, Nausicaa was pretty damn badass.
* Even though he [[spoiler: gets knocked out]], Asbel turning a gun on his fellow Pejitei who have captured Nausicaš and ordering them to let her go, even as so far as to let off a warning shot.
* Asbel is actually BadAss. He is a pretty experienced fighter and no stranger to hand-to-hand combat.
* A bioengineered war giant the size of a skyscraper, cowering in fear because his mommy is angry.