* Hermione going against Dumbledore in order to save [[spoiler:Snape, then manipulating him into letting her care for him]].
* Hermione telling off a group of bullies that were picking on a first year Slytherin by listing the Dark Wizards from their houses.
* Ron [[spoiler: manipulating the Aurors that have taken over Hogwarts]].
** Both of his fights with Harry.
* Hermione's bouts of wandless magic. Especially when [[spoiler: she lifts Moody off the ground when he hits her {{berserk button}}]].