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[[folder:Reharmonized Ponies]]
* Fluttershy showing Fluttercruel who's the boss then ''singing her to sleep!'' Fluttercruel was ''very'' wrong to call [[BadassPacifist Fluttershy]] weak.
** And she keeps Fluttercruel around for rehabilitation. Conquering a foreign personality that stands against everything you represent, and letting her keep her own consciousness to make ''her'' a better being is not something just anypony can do. And ''it works.''
*** [[spoiler:Works so well, in fact, that Fluttercruel is eventually able to manifest an ''Element of Kindness.'' Bonus points to Fluttershy for sowing the seeds of her own salvation by showing kindness to Fluttercruel.]]
* Pinkie Pie gets one of her own in her story of the same series by defeating Angry Pie, a fractured part of her psyche representing her unexpressed pain and anger over what Discord put her through, inside her mental plane. How does she do it? By merging with her Pinkamena personality, and forming [[SuperMode Surprise]] to fend her off, then merging with Angry Pie itself to become a cohesive personality far more stable than anything Pinkie proper has been since the Rainboom.
** Also counts as one for the author, for making the new more stable Pinkie Pie still…Well Pinkie Pie! She's certainly more stable and sane, but still her zany, {{Cloudcuckoolander}} self!
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXvK-SbsQAc&feature=youtu.be Wollffeey deserves credit]] for her awesome voice work during Pinkie's chapter, managing to make each of Pinkie's personalities distinct.
* Applejack takes the cake in her own story by being able and willing to stare directly into the Well of Forever, a pool of knowledge that tells all uncomfortable truths as a way to cope with her BrutalHonesty issue with Discord. This is quite a feat on its own, but then she tops herself by jamming her hoof into the pool's safety mechanism when her self control starts to waver, and stares down the Truth until she is forcibly cut off, ''and she's still game for another round.'' She spends the night at Canterlot Castle to decompress and the very next day, still with a torn up hoof, she takes it upon herself to use her new insight to help everypony she can get to reassert themselves, and hits a half dozen before sundown. Who is best pony?
** One of the things she sees is what happened if Apple Bloom hadn't escaped [[StoryOfTheBlanks Sunny Town]]. The alternate Applejack finds out and pretty much goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, destroying the town singlehoofedly. Do ''not'' mess with Applejack's little sis!
** One of the other things she sees is a subtle one. [[spoiler:She sees Twilight, during one of the moments that Discord let her remember the past just so she'd suffer more, wrote ''something'' down and hide it from him. The next scene has Twilight Tragedy's memories of her past life restored, seemingly without Discord's knowledge, and talking to Apple Bloom and Octavia's descendants. This implies that BadFuture!Twilight manages to somehow out think [[MagnificentBastard Discord]] using [[HoistByHisOwnPetard his own trick]]!]]
** Another thing she sees is [[spoiler:FutureBadass Twilight facing down what's implied to be ''death!'']]
*** [[spoiler:Furthermore, while talking to Nightmare Whisper, Applejack hints that Twilight is possibly the pony destined to ''defeat'' Death.]]
* Rarity fights her PTSD of gems. Not by magic. Not by inner turmoil. But by simply powering through it one psychological step at a time. It's not flashy, but according to WordOfGod, it's their favorite of the first reharmonized chapters because of the lack of flash.
* Twilight gets one in Trixie's reharmonizing by keeping her wits about her through [[TheHeartless Loneliness']] illusion of an insane asylum and catching the fact she'd said her [[AGlitchInTheMatrix THREE friends, not SIX]] had brought her there. Loneliness hadn't mentioned Princess Celestia at all, and both things any real doctor taking care of an insane pony ''would'' know about her, but ''Trixie'' wouldn't.
* Trixie gets one by finally breaking free of Loneliness' spell, and coming out of Discord a better pony than when she came in, completely obliterating Loneliness in the process.
** The audio adaptation takes this UpToEleven with the music and the imagery. Loneliness' voice actor also deserves one for just how menacing her performance is!
* Luna actually ''gaining control'' over her identity as Nightmare Moon when Discord's games threaten to turn her into a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. And then it's shown that ''she'' sent Twilight's letters, due to her sister being Discorded into a useless child, and floats it right under his nose, because "Why the hell not?"
** Luna wasn't as lucky as Applejack when she looked in the Well Of Forever, but by taking the full brunt of it and learning the entirety of all Truth and TheMultiverse, it's a wonder she's hasn't completely lost it. Consider that she had the entire millennium that she was banished, including the fate of everyone she knew revealed to her in eidetic detail to mull over, and the WhatCouldHaveBeen. Possibly advance information on Nightmare Moon, depending on how the timeline breaks down.
** One of the thing she learns is that [[MyLittlePony G1 Mimic]] threw down with Discord after he broke down the Rainbow of Light into the Elements, and [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu kicked his teeth in.]] Granted, it was the last thing she ever did as a solid state of matter, but there's a good reason he only has the one fang.
*** This moment was so {{Badass}} that a fan saw fit to [[http://firedrake368.deviantart.com/#/d4fz0f1 make fanart of it.]] The DefiantToTheEnd expression on her face just makes it all the more awesome!
*** The [[http://fav.me/d4lgn8g fanfiction version]] makes it ''even more'' epic by explaining that [[spoiler:Mimic succeeding in ''wounding'' Discord served as a HopeSpringsEternal, inspiring Celestia and Luna as well as awakening the Element Of Magic, setting the stage for Discord's downfall.]] On top of this, Discord had told her that there's no way she could so much as scratch him. After she does, knowing he's going to kill her regardless, she says this;
--> '''Mimic''': [[FacingTheBulletsOneLiner You lose.]]
** We ''finally'' see this moment in all its glory in "Origins". Its every bit as epic as it was hinted to be, made even more so because [[spoiler:Mimic was Celestia and Luna's mother and she went MamaBear on his flank]]. And she gets the satisfaction of not only being the only mortal pony to harm Discord in such a way he couldn't heal from it, she manages to utterly destroy his SmugSnake facade for the entire fight ''without even touching him'':
--> '''Mimic''': One more thing Discord. I think I should tell you. You know the rainbow that connects this world with the world of humans?
--> '''Discord''': Oh yes. Lovely place. I intend to visit there after I'm bored with this dump.
--> '''Mimic''': Don't pack your bags. Megan on her side, and Celestia on our side shattered it. You'll never torture another human again.
--> '''Discord''': [[VillainousBreakdown You... you... you...]]
** Meanwhile, during her reign with Celestia, Luna bests a resurrected Tirek on her own for the position of "Bringer of Night and Moon" and claimed his demonic chariot as spoils of war, the one she used to crash Nightmare Night in Ponyville. [[AwesomeButImpractical And it's used for joyriding.]]
* Fluttercruel and Pinkie Pie subduing and calming down the berserk Rainbow Dash. Even more impressive is that Fluttercruel manages to do it non-violently! Well, non-violent for Fluttercruel, anyway. Pinkie Pie's profound yet still in character story is also a big moment for her.
* Zecora is the only pony known to shake off Discord's influence under her own self control, and the Manes have to hold her to going to a doctor because she doesn't want them to spend time on her when there are other ponies worse off.
* Alexwarlorn, the author, rewrote the opening of the Fluttercruel Reprise chapter to canonize with Luna Eclipse in a matter of hours.
** And rewrote ''four'' chapters to fit the reveals of "Sisterhooves Social"!
* The Mane Cast and [[SixthRanger Trixie]] [[ThemeTuneCameo singing the show's theme song]] in the penultimate chapter is easily one of the most awesome moments of the fanfic. It's also a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. Now if only one of the fan music composures or fandubbers would get their hands on this…
* Queen Cocoon vs Chrysalis.
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[[folder:Pearls]]
* [[spoiler:Applejack, Pinkie Pie and Trixie breaking themselves out of Princess Gaia's [[LotusEaterMachine mind control]] without magical aid.]]
** How they do it is particularly awesome and perfectly in character: [[spoiler: Applejack allows her knowledge of the pool of truth to snap her out immediately, as well as use the truth to fight the illusions. Pinkie Pie uses her MediumAwareness and memories of her BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind to remind herself that something was wrong, and that no matter what, her memories of the best times is enough. And Trixie, well, she gets a little intervention from her Imaginary Friend. "What's with the mallet? What do you mean you're sorry?" [[CrowningMomentOfFunny WHAM!]]]]
* [[spoiler:Ditzy Doo (Derpy Hooves) going MamaBear on Princess Gaia's birds to protect Dinky, using a mop as a ''quarterstaff!'' Do not touch her little "Muffin" if you know what's good for you!]]
** [[spoiler:And she ''NEVER'' gives in to Gaia. This display of motherly determination and protection causes Luna to publicly give her the title of "'Greatest Mother and Strongest Willed Pony In Equestria'".]]
** [[spoiler: And Pipsqueak being unaffected by the birds because it's implied Luna kept sending creatures of the night (an owl, a swarm of bats and some night-crawling insects) to drive the birds away from her first post-moon friend. She also keeps him safe from the brainwashing fog by having a legion of spiders barricade his door with webs. And even before that, she has given nightmares to his bullies.]]
*** It is also implied that [[spoiler:Luna may have poured a bit of herself into Pipsqueak, which means he may actually have done all that himself!]]
* [[spoiler:The ''entire'' fight with Princess Gaia's Knight [[TheDragon Cheerilee]]. Especially when Trixie goes GuileHeroine and Rarity going MamaBear.]]
** [[spoiler:Not to mention Pinkie Pie ''[[MundaneMadeAwesome breaking into the middle of Cheerilee's]] VillainSong'' while suddenly [[OffscreenTeleportation appearing behind her]], attempting to put her into a ''sleeper hold'' and then drag her to the ground from behind.]]
* [[spoiler:The various allies of the Mane Cast doing their best to fend off Princess Gaia's animal army. This includes highlights such as the Wonderbolts managing to take out a ''full grown dragon'' and Trixie's mother Morgan taking part in the defense of her hometown.]]
** [[spoiler: Especially of note is Philomena as the OneManArmy in protecting Canterlot by incinerating anything that gets close. The royal guards are stunned in fear and awe.]]
* [[spoiler:[=StarSong=] fighting Anarchy in Pinkie's defense. Especially that she's willing to be ''[[HeroicSacrifice erased from existence]]'' [[HeroicSacrifice to protect her friend.]] ]]
* A group of fans assembling to do an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClMeWbsJ7wQ audio version of the fanfic!]]
** Worth noting especially is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9C-NS39ruE&feature=g-u&context=G27da73dFUAAAAAAAAAA Fluttershy's voice actress]], who manages to do her Discording point in such a way that it's both absolutely chilling and completely heartwrenching without overselling it. She also deserves props for being able to deliver Fluttershy and Fluttercruel with the same voice but managing to make them sound like ''completely different characters'' based entirely on how their lines are given.
* [[spoiler: The whole BossBattle against Nightmare Whisper. If NW wants to destroy Applejack, she'll have to get through everypony else first. And the others ''[[{{Determinator}} won't give up]]'' in their attempt to save Fluttershy, regardless of how much pain or injury they suffer. Especially Rarity, who fights half the battle using telekinesis ''to move her own broken legs!'' ]]
** [[spoiler:The mane cast end it by summoning the Elements of Harmony? Awesome. Summoning them ''WITHOUT'' the Elements themselves?! '''EPIC!''']]
** [[spoiler:There's also Pinkie ''weaponizing'' her MediumAwareness! First in an OffscreenTeleportation kick and then using a HardWorkMontage to tie up Nightmare Whisper.]]
** [[spoiler:Not to mention Pinkie guiding Twilight to Nightmare Whisper by using her Pinkie Sense to tell her where the Nightmare's attacks are ''going'' to strike, allowing Twilight to dodge them by moving in a set pattern using the floor-stones as a grid.]]
*** On top of that, [[spoiler: Pinkie intentionally screws up one of her directions for a moment, because if Twilight had gone there immediately, she would have been hit.]]
** [[spoiler:Twilight finally breaking out of her HeroicBSOD with an ''epic'' WorldOfCardboardSpeech. Followed by the ''rest'' of the mane cast (minus Trixie) and Fluttercruel giving equally as awesome ones and summoning the Elements of Harmony.]]
* [[spoiler: Fluttercruel's return from [[TheNothingAfterDeath the Void]]. She severs herself from Nightmare Whisper, gains her cutie mark, and is revealed, to everypony's surprise, to be a second Element of Kindness. And after Nightmare Whisper tells her that, as a being created by Dissonance, she's likely to be destroyed by being a part of the Element's purification technique she says one thing:]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Fluttercruel]]''': At least I can say I went out with a bang.
** [[spoiler:Don't forget that she had to [[LikeABadassOutOfHell fight her way out of]] a JuryOfTheDamned to do it!]]
** [[spoiler:Nightmare Whisper and Fluttercruel's [[DeathGlare Stare Off]] probably counts. Even more impressive is that Fluttercruel ''wins!'']]
* In the last part of "Pearl Necklace", [[spoiler:Fluttershy manages to stand in front of a huge crowd and give a speech. As if that weren't impressive enough for a shy Pegasus like her, somepony who still holds a grudge on her throws a rock, nailing her in the head. It takes both of the Flutters to manage it, but they barely flinch and continue the speech.]]
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[[folder:Butterflies]]
* Alright, it [[spoiler:was AllJustADream]], but seeing Celestia [[spoiler:use her full-power to defend her subjects from the now evil Luna and ''winning'' was pretty awesome, even if she was the HeroAntagonist at the time.]]
--> '''Princess Celestia''': [[spoiler:I have had a thousand years to prepare for another rogue Alicorn little sister. I hoped and prayed it would not be you. [[CrazyPrepared But I am more than ready]]. [[OneWingedAngel ORION!]]]]
* [[spoiler:Applejack and Orangejack growing to accept their differences, realizing that their similarities are more important than those differences, and standing united to battle [[KnightTemplar Nightmare Mirror]]. Bonus points to Orangejack for calming herself down, [[GuileHero fighting with her head]], and trading verbal jabs with Mirror, despite never being in actual ''battle'' before, let alone versus a Nightmare. ''Then'' it turns out that Orangejack can bear the Element of Generosity.]]
** [[spoiler:Applejack calling [[AlternateSelf alternate versions of herself]] that can bear the Elements of Loyalty, Magic, Laughter, and Kindness and thus invoking the Elements to defeat Nightmare Mirror counts as well.]]
** [[spoiler:And who is Kindness? ''[[DarkIsNotEvil Liarjack!]]''.]]
** Even more impressive? [[spoiler:Luna, and quite a bit of Nightmare Mirror's own words, imply Applejack saved ''multiple worlds'', or at least multiple versions of ''herself'', from Nightmare Mirror by defeating her.]]
* Easy to miss, but [[spoiler:We see Twilight Tragedy manage to get through to Greedity and make her perform a HeelFaceTurn.]]
* [[http://fav.me/d4mxufo This]] absolutely epic piece of fanart for Trixie's Discording. It was also used for the Audio Adaptation.
* Sweetie Belle [[ShutUpHannibal telling off Silver Spoon's mother]] for calling the Cutie Mark Crusaders urchins and considering them too lowly [[spoiler:to be Silver Spoon's friends.]] She tops it off by ending it on a ''completely polite'' note.
--> '''Sweetie Belle''': My big sister owns Carousel Boutique; we sell to Canterlot and super-stars! Apple Bloom's family founded Ponyville! Scootaloo is apprentice to Best Young Flyers' Reigning Champion and world record holder for Sonic Rainbooms! (forces Scootaloo and Apple Bloom to bow along with her) Madam!
** The Cutie Mark Crusaders, Spike, and [[spoiler:[[SixthRanger Silver Spoon]]]] managing to ''travel through time''. Keep in mind this is a group of fillies and a baby dragon who manage to do travel through time ''on accident''.
* [[spoiler: Golden Tiara/Screwball's escape attempt, including effortlessly circumventing the security system including two electric fences, making the orderlies and doctors look like fools. Also she beats a Cockatrice so easily it seems like she's planned it out ahead of time: 1 Closes her eyes. 2 Runs AT it. It's not used to that. 3 Grabbed it's neck and head. 4 Ran for a river, which she could hear even with her eyes closed. 5 Faced it down towards the water and forced its' eyelids open. It is promptly TakenForGranite.]]
-->''[[CasualDangerDialogue Well. That was thrilling.]]''
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[[folder: General Transitions/Origins]]
* While "Generational Transitions" has quite a few, one impressive one is [[spoiler:Pinkie fusing the spirit of her deceased best friend Minty with G1 Twilight, creating ''Twilight Sparkle''. Let's put this in perspective, Pinkie, [[SpannerInTheWorks intentionally or not]], is personally responsible for TheHero!]]
** [[spoiler:The survivors vs Strife.]]
*** [[spoiler: The author himself get's an awesome moment for somehow managing to make the friggen' ''[[TastesLikeDiabetes G3 ponies]]'' look absolutely {{Badass}}.]]
*** Strife get's a particularly impressive moment when she [[spoiler: ''[[NoSell backhands]]'' The Rainbow of Light. Remember, this is a move that has ''always'' been able to take out any villain in the show and [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable Strife deflects it in a single move.]]]]
** [[spoiler:Strife vs Celestia.]]
* From the Optional Canon, we get Cadence. You know how Cadence is a BadassPrincess in Canon? Well, in this universe, she defeated Havoc, a GOD of Social Fears (well his avatar) all on her own. The indication from Celestia being that this was the only plausible explanation [[spoiler: on how she managed to be reborn into the POV Universe.]]
** Worth noting is that this carries off of Origins, where [[spoiler:Cadence performed a YouShallNotPass on Havoc to allow her three sisters to escape to Equestria.]]
* It's an AlternateTimeline, but [[http://itsfrompeople.deviantart.com/art/Shady-Line-Of-Fate-300014343 Shady: Line of Fate]] has [[spoiler:Luna managing to pull Shady into Discord's nightmare as a result of [[ForWantOfANail Surprise accidentally triggering her magic falling on her in her sleep]]. Thanks to Shady's intervention, Good!Discord is able to summon Destruction's power, supercharged with his memories of his friends and family, against Evil!Discord using Havoc's avatar's power. It's outright stated that Havoc's power should have still won out against Destruction's, but Good!Discord's bond with his family made it powerful enough for the two to cancel each other out instead, taking Evil!Discord with them.]]
* It's a minor example and nothing comes of it, but one has to give credit to Dr. Hoof Wave in "Different From Everypony Else", where it's shown that within minutes of encountering Discord, he managed to accurately deduce his family situation and diagnose it as the cause of his insanity and cruelty. And this is ''after'' it was shown that his colleagues have no real respect for his methods, proving that he's a bit of a [[BunnyEarsLawyer Bunny Ears Doctor]]. Of course, [[ManipulativeBastard Discord]] being Discord, afterwards he immediately discords the unfortunate Hoof Wave into [[BrainwashedAndCrazy a nihilist who doesn't even believe that rational thought exists]].
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[[folder:Dark World]]
* Considering that it's been like a nightmare for one thousand solid years without hope, for the griffons still to have the moral and internal fortitude to still do an IAmSpartacus is very admirable. (Even if Traitor Dash still might have seen through it.)
* Might also count as NightmareFuel but in the latest chapter we learn that somehow [[BadFuture Discord's Equestria]] was once attacked by [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} The Empire of Man]]. Literally ''everyone on the planet'' from hippogriffs to virgacorns (zebra-unicorns) to dragons united to fight off the Empires attack. AND WON. And then Discord visited their leader, described as [[GodEmperor "a sick old man on life support"]] just so he could give him a pie in the face…and instead, [[PetTheDog Discord gave him a flower and restored his health for one day]].
* [[HeroAntagonist Queen Cadence]] vs the Mane 6. Queen Cadence gets some hits, but does a good job of showing why the Goddess of Harmony is ''not'' to be taken lightly. Highlights include using Fluttercruel's own weapons to electrocute her, tricking Twilight Tragedy into being rendered unconscious by lightning, and using Rarigreed's own rock armor to defeat her.
** Just to clarify, she takes on all six of the corrupted Element bearers, and ''wins''. She even manages to restore Twilight to her non-discorded state. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, Discord himself then sneak attacks and kills her, before re-discording Twilight.]]
* The play performed by the Sea Ponies actually ''deconstructs the EvilOverlordList,'' showing exactly how the items on the list can fail, and even a GenreSavvy Evil Overlord can be hoisted by his own petard.
* Cream and Banana Pie's EstablishingCharacterMoment in ''Lemons and Flint Rocks''. They save a disguised Twilight Tragedy from man-eating rocks, then ''scare them away''. And Cream Pie enters the scene by ''[[DynamicEntry blowing one up]].''
* [[BadFuture Dark World!]]Twilight ''finally'' freeing herself from Discord's taint [[spoiler:with Cadence/Trixie's help]] after a thousand years of being Discord's slave/toy. And she caps off her [[HesBack She's Back]] moment with an ''epic'' WorldOfCardboardSpeech. It's honestly one of the most epic moments in the entire fic, and that's ''really'' saying something.
--> '''Twilight''': I leave behind [[TheDragon Tragedy, Master's tool]], I leave behind [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Sparkle, Discord's toy]], I am simply Twilight The Unicorn. I am me. I have magic to do and tragedies to face. I'm done hiding in the cage I've made for myself and those around me…I'm finally free. And I have some friends to make.
* When trying to get Liarjack to see the light, [[spoiler: Apple Bloom]] enlists a little help from one of the gods. Which one? [[spoiler: Celestia's father! The wise father of all Alicorns. Talk about going to the top for help!]]
* We get another moment with Epilogue!Applejack [[spoiler: escaping LikeABadassOutOfHell from Entropy's realm, thanks to the power of LoveRedeems with her sister Apple Bloom. And it's only here that she is able to finally accept the Element of Kindness as her new self.]]
* While it's an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome, it's still worth mentioning. [[spoiler:Laughter!Applejack's world is one where Destruction didn't cause the end of civilization during G2 but the paradise of G3 never happened. This results in a world were an AncientConspiracy is keeping Earth Ponies in the dark about Unicorns and Pegasi, Pegasi are keeping the Unicorns in the dark about Griffins, and Dragons and Alicorns are keeping themselves hidden from everyone. And a group of [[TheMenInBlack Stallions In Black]] erase memories to keep up TheMasquerade. Well Laughter!Applejack's version of the Mane Cast (with [[PerkyGoth Pinkamena]] not having an Element but still being a big help) [[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld while still in high school]], manage to completely tear down the masquerade, destroy the Stallions In Black's organization, and apparently have several other misadventures.]] Even though we only hear about it, it's still awesome.
** Another example worth mentioning is [[spoiler: Magic!Jack. Yes; that's right; apparently there's a universe where Applejack is injured so badly in an accident that she can never applebuck again, so she turns to books, takes an interest in magic, and ''learns how to perform Unicorn-style magic'', to the point that she ''becomes the Element of Magic''.]] That shouldn't be possible, which makes it even more awesome.
* Dark World!Spike managing to overcome his dragon instincts after Discord [[KickTheDog sets them loose as one of his games]]. Especially because Discord [[EvilCannotComprehendGood didn't believe that was possible]], making it a big middle finger to him.
** A blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment in the same chapter: Greedity throws Twilight over her shoulder, spin's around, impales Twilight with a stone spike in midair and slams Twilight back first onto the ground, all in one fluid move. The sheer SPEED that would require is amazing and it really shows why Dark World Rarity is the undisputed Queen of Badassia.
* In Dark World 10, Twilight, AJ, and Rarity get Derpy patched up, and then help her permanently get rid of the crow constructs Discord created to pursue her and Dinky. They use a giant tornado to suck the crows and the dirt generating them up and throw them through a dimensional tear into Ponythulu's domain. And then send a tip for baking them into a pie. Oh, and Derpy is the new Element of Loyalty. Discord had better call Forest Lawn.
* "Omake Hearth's Warming Eve" is primarily a CMOF, but it's still impressive how Santa Hooves manages to break into Discord's castle, bypassing every death trap and shrugging off everything Discord and the Chaos 6 throw at him, just to give them their coal and/or gifts, ''every single year''. And then, when Discord demands to know why he doesn't just eliminate Discord, and why he keeps coming, Santa replies with a DeathGlare and comments:
-->"Because that's '''not''' what this special holiday is for. And I bother because…it's always worth reminding you that you ''aren't'' the [[GodOfGood final word in power.]]"
* The WorldOfCardboardSpeech Dark World!Spike gives that helps him awaken as the new Element of Generosity. Bonus points for incorporating a pretty good TheReasonYouSuckSpeech aimed at Discord, despite Discord ''not even being there.''
** Even more awesome is the fact that by becoming the Element of Generosity, and ''not'' denying or suppressing his instincts to do so, he pretty much tore Discord's beliefs about him to shreds in the process.
*** Bonus points: during the aforementioned speeches, he figured that Discord was ultimately trying to prove the two of them NotSoDifferent. Spike's actions prove that, in the end, Spike is simply ''better'' than Discord.
* The BadassBoast that Banana Pie gives on behalf of the entire Apple/Pie clan when they promise to protect Dinky while Derpy goes with the others to fight Discord.
-->"They'd have to get through every Apple and Pie alive to so much as touch her. And anyone who tries will walk away on crutches!"
** The reveal that during the early days of Discord's reign, Dinky somehow managed to ''perform the memory spell and restore Derpy.''
* Dark World 15: Rancor's BigEntrance into the mortal world is pretty impressive.
** Same chapter, TheVoice manages a very effective TheReasonYouSuckSpeech on Discord.
** Dark, but Traitor Dash killing a rebel dragon and fighting off groups of rebel changelings and hippogriffs at the same time, not letting any of them stop her from reaching her goal.
* The Duel of Tears is as awesome as it is heartbreaking, watching Traitor Dash go all out in her attempt to kill Twilight, and Twilight fighting her off. Highlights include TD revealing that she's been [[IAmNotLeftHanded holding back her power]] for a thousand years and becoming [[TurnsRed Ender Dash]], Twilight [[spoiler: changing into a Pegasus]] in order to fight back evenly, Derpy managing to hold her own for most of the fight, and in a more subtle but still awesome example, [[spoiler: Rainbow Dash being redeemed by the memory spell and talked out of despair by her friends]].
** Derpy [[spoiler:and later Apple Pie]] breaking free of Traitor Dash's [[PeoplePuppets Pony Puppets]] power. When Dash tries to use it on Derpy again, this bit of awesome happens:
--> '''Traitor Dash''': YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe! Treachery!
--> '''Derpy''': Loyalty. ({{No Sell}}s Dash's [[PeoplePuppets Pony Puppets]] ability)
* Apple Pie defeats zombies. [[LogicBomb By essentially proving to them they should be dead]].
** Followed by Twilight helping her weaponize it with the Royal Canterlot Voice to wipe out the entire army. Even TheVoice has to compliment her on that one.
** The entire group fighting together as a unit for the first time against Discord's defense grid. Even Apple Pie gets in on the awesome by squeezing into the turrets and pulling their wires out.
** Apparently once in the past, The Master invaded Equestria and defeated Discord, Cadence and all of the Chaos 6 before the Valeyard defeated him with a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
* The entire fight with the Valeyard. First off, there's how CrazyPrepared he is (though having a time machine helps with most of that), with the kicker being [[spoiler: Twilight tries to use the memory spell, only for a duplicate construct of the Valeyard's personality to implant itself in her mind and take over]]. Though this is quickly followed by one on Twilight's part when she [[spoiler: [[FightingFromTheInside fights its control]] long enough to tell her friends to ''smash her head'' to destroy the construct; she grows a new one free from its control]].
** Twilight even manages to [[spoiler:trick the infection inside her head into revealing itself to her friends.]]
** Earlier, the Valeyard turns Derpy into a ManchurianAgent and tells her to kill the others. Applejack uses an illusion of the Valeyard to break her out of it.
** Then, when the Valeyard manages to [[BreakThemByTalking discord]] Derpy and Apple Pie, Derpy manages to un-discord herself by remembering all her good times with the Doctor. And seeing this allows Apple Pie to come back from the brink as well.
** The Valeyard tries to set off bombs he implanted in the Elements of Harmony via time travel, Rarity [[TakingTheBullet absorbs them into herself to save them]], then seals her body in rock to minimize the damage.
*** Twilight gets one directly after by [[spoiler:tricking the Valeyard into teleporting an exploding rock right in his face thinking it was Rarity's regenerating Element of Desire.]]
** Derpy refusing to stay down, even as the Valeyard is practically melting the Elements' brains with sonic attacks and he's hitting her to try and make her stay down. This gives the group the time needed to foil the Valeyard's attempt and turn things around.
** And then, how the Valeyard is taken down -- Derpy remembers something the Doctor told her once, which makes her realize that the Valeyard is [[spoiler: using a template to maintain his personality after regeneration]], which Applejack and Rarity quickly deduce is being hidden by illusion around his neck. As the Valeyard has an OhCrap, Twilight neutralizes the Valeyard's sonic attacks, allowing Derpy and Rarity to take it from him -- and then throw it away, as Rarity instantly realizes it's a decoy. Then she [[spoiler: locates the real one inside his body, ''rips it out'']], and destroys it, leaving him vulnerable. This is then crowned by Derpy going into a TranquilFury [[spoiler: and ''beating the Valeyard to death'', letting him regenerate back into the Doctor]]. It's as awesome as it sounds.
*** Apple Pie gets one too by [[spoiler:kicking the Valeyard in the face, stunning him and setting up Derpy's assault.]]
* Rancor gets one in "Love/Hate Bedlam part 2", where she becomes the first character to be completely unaffected by the voice's attempts to manipulate her, to the point of realizing that its presence is unusual (as opposed everyone else, who just accepted it). She then gets a meta one, as she systematically [[{{Jossed}} Josses]] every single theory as to the voice's identity.
** Apple Pie being the first one to land a hit on Rancor.
** Rarity going into a TranquilFury and [[spoiler: promising to kill Fluttercruel for all the evil she's done, especially to Fluttershy]].
** Heck, Rarity managing to shoot down ''every'' lie Fluttercruel tried to tell about Fluttershy without batting an eye. Then there's [[ShutUpHannibal her]] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech response]] to Fluttercruel attempting a NotSoDifferent on her, managing to pinpoint Fluttercruel's loneliness over the fact no one else is a psycho like her.
--> '''Fluttercruel''': At LAST you get it!
--> '''Rarity''': No; I don't 'get it', you sad filly. [[PsychoForHire You kill for thrills.]] I'd do nothing if you just stopped. I'm nothing like you. And that hurts, doesn't it? To know just how alone you really are.
** Angry Pie gets one in a flashback, when it turns out that she [[spoiler: is the one who killed Discord's League of Auxiliary Minions, for threatening one of her adopted foals]].
* Dark World Part 20: Angry Cruel Love is jam packed with them:
** Spike holds his own against Rancor by embracing his GeniusBruiser and BadassBookworm tendencies, even throwing in an obscure CallBack to his hoof wrestling matches at Trixie's party. He even tickles her into submission!
** Angry Pie [[IAmNotLeftHanded demonstrates how dangerous]] her reality-bending abilities and UnstoppableRage are when [[TranquilFury she's focused]]: [[spoiler: She gives Twilight a brutal NoHoldsBarredBeatdown, wrecks her horn, and even manages to dig out her Element.]]
** The Rarity VS Fluttercruel showdown in its entirety:
*** Rarity yet again shoots down Fluttercruel's NotSoDifferent accusations and even gets in a nice PreAssKickingOneLiner: ''The only pony who can save you is Fluttershy . . . and since I can't bring her here, I'm going to send you straight to her.''
*** Fluttercruel [[IAmNotLefthanded finally pulls out her most dangerous weapon of all]]: [[spoiler: [[CallBack The Stare, just like her mother's]]. She manages to Stare Rarity into submission and comes within seconds of murdering her...only for Tom's fragment to [[EyeScream smash itself straight through her eye]] and leave her wide open for Rarity to take the Element of Cruelty. Then, while Fluttercruel (who was likely suffering the same RapidAging as Twilight without her Element) is ranting about her taking it, Rarity finishes her off by impaling her.]]
* In "Real Hoof Blues", Apple Pie, despite being terrified, refusing to abandon Applejack when she's about to be killed by Angry Pie is both this and Heartwarming.
** She also manages to LogicBomb Angry Pie ''twice'', giving her headaches and helping distract her long enough to free Applejack.
** [[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Dark-World-21-The-Real-Hoof-Blues-1-2-340347911 Also in this chapter]] at one point a [[TranquilFury frighteningly calm yet still enraged]] Angry Pie [[CurbStompBattle beats the ever-loving daylights]] out of Rarity, Derpy, and Spike [[OneManArmy all at once]]. She does this by [[spoiler: grabbing the diamond sword Rarity made out of her own blood and then stabbing Derpy with it ''while Rarity still holds it'' and simultaneously kicking Rarity in the head.]]
** While it's also [[NightmareFuel/PonyPOVSeries terrifying]], [[spoiler: Twilight revealing herself to be NotQuiteDead, followed by [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech calling Angry out on her hypocrisy]] while [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating her to death]]]] is quite cathartic.
** Which is then followed by a ''proper'' awesome moment, as [[spoiler: Twilight's friends and a ''different'' voice talk Twilight back from the edge of the MoralEventHorizon, after which she then [[JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind enters Angry Pie's mind]] and manages to talk her personalities into [[SplitPersonalityMerge merging back together]], saving her.]]
* In "Off Da Rails", [[spoiler: [[NotQuiteDead Fluttercruel]]]] is trying to [[BreakThemByTalking break]] the Elements of Harmony by pointing out they're ultimately selfish hypocrites who are willing to forgive their friends anything (even trying to kill them), but are perfectly willing to kill those they don't know for the same crimes. Rarity and Twilight shoot this down by partially ''agreeing'' with it, admitting their faults, but also saying that friendship is more complicated than that.
** There's also the part were the group face off with Discord's {{Mook}}s (which are [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot as random as you'd expect]]). [[CurbstompBattle The mooks weren't much of a challenge.]] Highlights include Pinkie Pie taking out an EldritchAbomination with her Party Cannon and Apple Pie blowing up a giant-cyborg-spider-vampire with a LogicBomb. The group then takes on 300 Goblin-Cowboy-Samurai and are [[CasualDangerDialogue more focused on philosophical discussion]] than their enemies.
** Dark World Pinkie saves the elements of harmony by utilizing her rock farming knowledge. (ItMakesSenseInContext)
* [[spoiler: The Elements of Harmony and a copy of Destruction's power (fired by Rarity) [[YinYangBomb reacting]] and obliterating [[OneWingedAngel Odyne!]]Cruelty's body. When she then tries to BodySurf into Twilight, Pinkie('s ghost) knocks her away, and Fluttershy's spirit shows up to restrain her daughter long enough to hit her with the Elements again, banishing her from the mortal plane and even destroying the piece of Havoc in her in the process.]]
** As if that wasn't awesome enough, it gets followed up by [[spoiler: Fluttershy traveling to the Draconequi realm and [[StaringDownCthulhu staring down]] all of Discord's siblings and ''Havoc'' and telling them that she has the right to take Cruel with her and teach her a better way to use her concept. Havoc is [[YouGotGuts impressed]] enough by this he lets her go.]]
** The author gets one for managing to [[spoiler:make ''Fluttercruel'' sympathetic, and making it ''work''.]]
* "My Little Alicorn" has Twilight get a pretty epic ShutUpHannibal to the Nameless Passenger for telling her to kill the sea pony that's trying to take two of Celestia and Luna's feathers.
--> '''Twilight''': From what Applejack told me about her redemption, Applebloom's ghost took a feather already on orders from their…Father, so it must be safe. ''And I'm not a murderer.'' That's why.
* During the final confrontation with Discord, [[spoiler: Twilight breaks away from the Nameless Passenger's script by refusing to give into her hate and stopping the others from beating the already dying Discord to death, saying there's no point in fighting him when he's already lost. In doing so, it's implied she's broken a GroundhogDayLoop.]]
** Followed up on in the following chapter when [[spoiler: she actually ''does'' break the loop by finally shaking off the Passenger's influence and refusing to restart the loop. This forces the Passenger to try and possess Twilight, only to be forced away by her friends' care for her.]]
** The above also counts as one for [[spoiler:Discord. He had Twilight use her Memory Spell on him so the memories would show her what resetting time would ''really'' do, {{Out Gambit|ted}}ing the Passenger in the process. On top of that, he {{Troll}}s the Passenger by forcing her to endure several hundred pictures of him mooning himself set to a continuous loop while Twilight sees the memories.]]
* "Give A Reason" has Twilight and the others continuing to shoot down [[spoiler:Nightmare Paradox]]'s lectures [[spoiler:even when Paradox takes Twilight to a PocketDimension]]. Twilight even turns a few back ''on'' her. [[spoiler:Paradox]] doesn't listen, but it was still awesome.
** Rarity, with the others supporting her, [[spoiler:using the Elements of Chaos to break through Paradox's PocketDimension]] and showing Twilight YouAreNotAlone.
* Sparkler confronting her grandmother over [[spoiler:her attempted murder of her daughter (and Sparkler's mother), Ditzy]]. Her grandmother rants and raves about how [[spoiler:Ditzy was a "failure" and an "embarrassment"]], but Sparkler has none of it, completely telling her off and reaffirming her love for [[spoiler:her mother]].
* The continuing battle between the Dark World Mane Six (and their allies) and [[spoiler: Nightmare Paradox's PsychoRangers]] has some quite awesome moments:
** [[spoiler: Paradox]] is stopped from taking advantage of the previous chapter's cliffhanger by Rainbow Dash [[spoiler: and the Princesses]] arriving in time to fight them off and free the others from their various imprisonments.
** Spike and Apple Pie are tag-teaming [[spoiler: Nightmare Mirror]], who tries to BreakThemByTalking, pointing out that Apple Pie is just a [[PromotedFanboy Promoted Fangirl]] in over her head, and Spike is a freak (being a generous dragon) who Rarity wouldn't look at twice if he wasn't an adult. However, Apple Pie merely laughs off her situation, and her cheerfulness empowers Spike, who says he likes being unique, and doesn't care ''why'' Rarity's with him as long as she is.
** Rainbow Dash hits [[spoiler: Paradox]] so hard she actually manages to break off her WhiteMaskOfDoom... which reveals that [[spoiler: in a previous loop, an attack from Alicorn!Trixie scarred Paradox's face so badly it left a WoundThatWillNotHeal]].
** [[spoiler: The group causes enough damage to the Nightmares that they're forced to retreat back into Paradox. Afterwards, the Benevolent Interloper points out that Paradox is on her last legs.]]
** Minty Pie finally catches up with the group, and when [[spoiler: Paradox]] tries to incinerate her, she jumps out of the way and uses [[spoiler: Paradox]]'s own attack to destroy [[spoiler: the time-reset spell Paradox has been trying to get Twilight to use]]. Twilight is stunned at how good her combat reflexes have become.
*** She also deserves credit for staying so calm in the fight, even when [[spoiler: Paradox]] almost kills her a couple of times.
*** As well as [[spoiler:cutting off Twilight's horn to stop Paradox's attempt to corrupt Twilight into a Nightmare.]]
* The epic conclusion to Dark World's FinalBattle: [[spoiler: Twilight distracts Paradox with a speech, before [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu throwing her soap box]] in Paradox's face, followed by the heroes attacking the distracted Nightmares and mortally wounding them... only for Paradox to [[TimeMaster rewind time]] and undo the damage. But then, [[BackupFromOtherworld Discord calls Paradox from the afterlife]] and {{Troll}}s her into the start of a VillainousBreakdown, ending with telling her that [[OhCrap he was just a distraction]]. At this point, it turns out that Twilight ''[[BatmanGambit wanted]]'' Paradox to undo the last attack, so that she could copy her time powers. Then, combined with her link with Minty Pie, Twilight is able to [[GondorCallsForAid summon the]] [[CrisisCrossover G1, G2, G3 and G4 (pre-Reign of Chaos) Mane Casts]], tapping into their Elements of Harmony as well as reactivating the Princesses', giving the heroes ''six'' sets of Elements to use. For final measure, Twilight's parents (still plants) restrain Paradox, allowing the heroes to deliver the final blow, which seemingly destroys the other Nightmares and depowers Paradox, starting the process of fusing her with Twilight in order to turn Twilight into an Alicorn.]]
** Of special note from the above is the WorldOfCardboardSpeech Twilight gives just before the final attack:
-->"You have power over time? The magic between friends transcends time, space, reality, death, beyond all barriers! Friendship doesn't just pierce the barrier between life and death, but all barriers, everywhere! This is a friendship that pierces the walls between worlds! We've been made, unmade, and remade, but the links we've forged between our souls are all still here! You have [[spoiler: six Elements of Harmony]] that are absolute? We have six sets of hearts beating together in harmony! You have a [[spoiler: gallery of Nightmares]]? We have a herd of FRIENDS! I'm not scared. Not with all of you by my side. And neither are they scared by my side!"
** More impressive? Twilight [[spoiler:''had no idea her parents were going to do that!'' This means that Twilight's plan was to ''overpower'' the Nightmare's [[WorldWreckingWave Elements]] in a BeamOWar. It didn't happen, but still, that takes ''guts'' after seeing what they can do!]]
* [[spoiler: Twilight not only completing her Alicornification, but helping Rarity undertake her own, in the process releasing a WorldHealingWave that removes the last of the negative traits of Discord's chaos from the world.]]
* One of the first things Twilight does [[spoiler: as an Alicorn]] after the FinalBattle is restore the ''entire'' JustForFun/DaringDo franchise ''from memory''. Followed by doing the same with the [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Super Stallion]] franchise for [[Heartwarming/PonyPOVSeries Apple Pie]].
* While it's also a TearJerker, there's [[spoiler: the duel between Amicitia and a younger Cadence, [[KnightTemplar who's convinced that magic is inherently evil and wants to prevent it entering the universe]], at the dawn of time. Amicitia manages to NoSell all of Cadence's attacks for a while, before Cadence manages to overpower her... causing Amicitia to stop holding back and nearly kill her, forcing Cadence's Light of Existence to be reborn as a mortal, presumably causing her to change her mind and become the kinder pony seen in the rest of the series]]. In any case, Havoc and Rancor were thoroughly impressed.
** Havoc Himself gets one. [[spoiler:He outright admits that at the dawn of time His Concept currently has no purpose, meaning, at the time, He's essentially powerless (or at least considerably weaker). When Amicitia tries to call Him out on not interfering, He's not even phased and gives a perfectly acceptable explanation for why He didn't and why He was there with Rancor in the first place that even the Alicorn of ''Twilight Sparkle'' has no choice but to admit is correct and accept.]]
** Of course, this is followed by a series of events that are just straight up awesome (and quite a few are heartwarming): [[spoiler: Amicitia turns much of existence into a StableTimeLoop, among other things turning out to be [[BigGood the Benevolent Interloper]], helping herself in the past (as well as being the one who taught Dark World Dinky the Memory Spell); is the one who led Firefly to the Rainbow Bridge and convinced her to ask Megan for help, setting the events of G1 in motion; protected a [[HeroicBSOD BSODing]] Celestia during the Alicorn/Draconequi War, and helped her, Luna, and Galaxia escape to the mortal world.]]
** [[spoiler:Amicitia cures [[FanFic/BackgroundPony Lyra]]'s curse.]] Boom.
** Followed the next chapter by [[spoiler: traveling TheMultiverse, subtly interfering and manipulating events to give happy (or at worse, [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]]) endings to practically ''every'' major MLP DarkFic out there -- yes, even [[Fanfic/{{Cupcakes}} THAT one]]. Most impressive, however, was engineering the FanFic/RainbowFactory's destruction, with its leader getting chased by an angry mob and [[KarmicDeath falling into the Pegasus Machine himself]].]]
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[[folder:Shining Armor Arc]]
* It may be an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome, but there's the fact that [[{{Kaiju}} Queen Tiamat]], the ruler of the dragons, ended the Dragon[=/=]Hooviet War by showing up and delivering a CurbstompBattle to the ''entire'' Hooviet army singlehandedly.
* The battle with Makarov's forces in part 6 of Shining Armor's Arc. Despite being badly outnumbered and outclassed technologically, Shining and the few griffins with him successfully hold off and take down a large number of deer {{Mooks}}. Then when Shining fights Makarov himself, he does hold out long enough for his troops to show up in large enough numbers to scare the Hooviets off. And for a villainous angle, Makarov deserves some credit for [[CurbStompBattle kicking Shining's ass]].
** That's also not to mention the moment where Shining pulls a fast one on Makarov for insulting Celestia, and say that THAT is an insult to get upset over.
** There's also Thunderchild's BigDamnHeroes moment saving Shining from Makarov. Then when the GunShipRescue happens, Master Chief Spartan [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking shows what he's made of]] and [[FoeTossingCharge plows straight through about ten Mooks all by himself.]]
* RunningGag saving the group investigating a magic surge (several Misfit squads, Cadence and the hoofmaidens, and the Doctor) from an inbound group of Hooviet soldiers and mercenaries by tapping into their radio frequency and impersonating Makarov, sending them in the other direction. It's so impressive that not only does Garnet give him a BigDamnKiss ([[RelationshipUpgrade upgrading]] them from "just friends, honest" to OfficialCouple in the process), but Cadence promotes him on the spot.
* In Shining Armor 15, Shining manages to project a force field that covers the entire village that his and Mother Deer's forces are in and keep it up even after being hit by ''over 200'' rounds of Hooviet artillery. This is enough to cause Makarov to have a small scale VillainousBreakdown.
** Cadence gets an awesome moment when she taps into the harmony between the members of Misfit Actual and the Rebels in order to kick Makarov's flank, all while singing a TheVillainSucksSong, which acts as a ShutUpHannibal to the BreakingLecture he had been giving. [[spoiler: Makarov pulls an ActuallyADoombot, but it's still impressive, especially when she then picks the robot up and throws it out of the village to explode harmlessly.]]
** Shining managing to defeat one of Makarov's [[CoDragons Alicorn Cyborgs]] [[spoiler: {{Mercy Kill}}ing the poor pony [[AndIMustScream trapped inside]].]]
** Mother Deer gets one by [[MookFaceTurn converting a captured Hooviet tank's crew to the heroes side]] [[BadassPacifist by talking to them.]]
** And of course, there's the ''Invincible'' leading a GunshipRescue to drive off the Hooviets.
* Cadence gets a subdued one in Shining Armor 16-2: the group is in a Hooviet-allied nation and, in disguise, attends a play depicting Hooviet propaganda views about Equestria. Slipping into TranquilFury, Cadence drops their disguises, letting the actors know that they just [[OhCrap spent two and half hours insulting the home nation of a diplomatic party]]. She then politely compliments them on producing such a wonderful parody, forcing them into the choice of either defending it as a straight play (thus admitting that the Hooviets are jerks) or going along with it being a parody (thus admitting it as propaganda.
* The chapter also has Misfit Actual being completely defiant even as [[spoiler: Makarov has them all tortured]].
* In Chapter 17.1 Shining Armor gets a truly amazing [=CMoA=] by using his magic to ruin the [[AntiMagic magic-blocking force field]] that [[spoiler:Makarov]] has raised to wipe out all the forces in the massive battle they're observing. He also [[DeadpanSnarker mocks his enemy and his bragging all through it]], reducing him to helpless fury.
** Makarov, of all beings, gets one in the fight when he takes down several enemy ships with a [[{{BFG}} rocket launcher]] and a [[KatanasAreBetter katana]]. He also causes a dragon to explode in the process.
* In 17.2, Pandora shows up to verbally bitch-slap Makarov, followed by nullifying his PlotArmor and letting all the plot holes he's created catch up with him, putting him and his forces at a severe disadvantage against the allied forces.
** Said allied forces include Tiamat, Bahumat, and Celestia herself delivering some literal Wrath of God down on the Hooviets.
* 17.3 just keeps racking up the awesomeness, including but not limited to: Shining and Dima downing Makarov's helicopter with the clever use of rockets, the allied forces taking out ''several'' Hooviet tanks (Including a Mammoth tank), [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping]] one of Makarov's Alicorn cyborgs, Shining and Gilda taking out a cyborg Diamond Dog, and the reunited Misfit Actual -- despite being bloody and beaten -- not even hesitating to join Shining in going after Makarov's superweapon.
** A subtle one, but Garnet had minimum supplies to work with and was herself beat up, but ''still'' managed to save Gag's life and patch Misfit up fairly well and seemed to have worked herself quite hard in the process. Shining is impressed.
* And even more in 17.4:
** Ellis and Zangief take out a Cyborg with a combination of grenades and a rocket, while Thunderchild and Running Gag take out another by directing lightning.
** Meanwhile, Shining [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight gets through]] to the third of Makarov's Alicorn Cyborgs, allowing her to [[FightingFromTheInside retake control]] long enough to activate the self-destruct of Makarov's Skyfall superweapon removing both it and herself from Makarov's use.
** Dima [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu giving Makarov one last screw you]] by [[spoiler: sacrificing himself to save Gilda, ruining Makarov's hopes of a climatic battle with him and Shining simultaneously]].
** The Allies taking out the last Alicorn Cyborg with an AA battery.
* 17.5 has the entire FinalBattle between Misfit Actual and Makarov, which they get an edge in by {{Troll}}ing him to make him lose control of his powers. But the key moment in when [[spoiler:Gilda, [[DefiantToTheEnd fatally wounded but still going]], [[LastBreathBullet destroys Makarov's Iron Curtain]], allowing [[ClockRoaches the Wolf]] to come in and erase Makarov]]. On top of that, Shining makes it perfectly clear that he's willing to [[TakingYouWithMe let the Wolf take him too if it means destroying Makarov]].
* In 18.1 [[spoiler: [[Series/DoctorWho the Master]] tries to convince Minuette to open her fob watch so she becomes him again and fight against Marakov.]]
--> '''Minuette''': "But if I open it...[[spoiler:if I release you...I'll stop being me, won't I?"]]
--> '''[[spoiler: [[Series/DoctorWho The Master]]''':]] "Why does that matter?"
--> '''Minuette''': [[spoiler:"My friends would lose me forever. I'd be replaced by a monster who I can't trust to still be their friend. I can feel it. A darkness...You have no heart."... But how could I ever trust my friends with somepony with no heart?]] You're right, I'll do anything for my friends. And that includes [[spoiler:NEVER becoming you."]]
--> '''[[spoiler: [[Series/DoctorWho The Master]]''':]] YOU EQUINE FOOL! You are [[spoiler:ME! You are the [[Series/DoctorWho MASTER]]!]]
--> '''Minuette''': [[spoiler: No. I. Am. Minuette. Colgate]] (''hurls fob watch across the room'')
* 20: Shining managing to escape from the Wolf when it comes after him with quick thinking.
** A minor one, but a scene with the CMC showed that [[spoiler:[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Kyubey]] was in this universe trying to do his "make a contract with me and become magical girls (or rather, fillies)" nonsense with them]]... only for [[spoiler: the Wolf to come in and (after undoing Scootaloo's contract) '''erase him and "[sever] the race of fairies' connection to this universe"''']]. If you know ''anything'' about [[spoiler:Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica]], then this should rival [[spoiler: erasing ''[[CompleteMonster Makarov]]'']] for you.
* 21: Cadence managed to save the ''Invincible'' and the crew from Discord's chaos with her memory spell, in the process saving Shining's life when the driven mad doctors give him an overdose by letting them fix it.
** The crew help save Caruba from a disastrous megastorm triggered by recent events disrupting mana streams [[spoiler:though [[HeroicSacrifice at the cost of Sunset and Ranger's lives.]]]]
* Shining Armor and Cadence [[BattleCouple fighting together]] to drive the Blank Wolf off once and for all, finally saving Shining's existence.
** Minutte gets one shortly before, when she [[spoiler: throws the Master's fob watch to the Wolf, [[PayEvilUntoEvil erasing the bastard once and for all]]]].
*** What's more awesome about that? [[spoiler:Minuette was completely aware that destroying the Master could very well erase her along with him. [[TakingYouWithMe She does it anyway]].]]
**** [[spoiler:And survives.]]

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[[folder:Not The Wedding You Remember]]

* Silver Spoon [[spoiler:managing to break free of Nightmare Diamond Tiara's MindRape and drive her out of her mind. By [[{{Determinator}} absolutely refusing to accept Diamond is irredeemable and can't become friends with the CMC.]]]]
* Trixie managing to [[spoiler:resist the temptations of an entity seemingly representing the Alicorn Amulet.]]
* It turns out [[spoiler:Cranky ''did'' face Discord. And [[ShutUpHannibal shut down his attempt to play games with him.]]]]
* Lyra, Bon Bon, Moth, Twinkle Shine, and Minuette managing to sneak into the castle and break Chrysalis' control of Moon Dancer and resolving to do their part to stop Chrysalis. Bonus points for being the first ones to throw a wrench into Chrysalis' works so far.
** Lemon Hearts' EstablishingCharacterMoment, which consists of chasing two Changelings ''clear out of the castle'' with a giant lemon monster.
--> '''Lemon Hearts''': HOW'S THAT FOR AN ANGRY MOTHER LEMON?!
* ''Blueblood'' of all ponies rescuing Cadence and bringing her to interrupt the Wedding.
* While she still [[spoiler:in the end,]] Celestia gets bonus points for ''winning'' the BeamOWar this time around and giving Chrysalis a nasty head wound. She only doesn't end things then and there because A) she had to hold back so not to hurt the innocent ponies crowding the room and B) [[spoiler:Chrysalis PlayingPossum to give herself the opening to counterattack.]]
** Likewise, Luna gets one by being seconds away from ''blowing Chrysalis' head off'' [[spoiler:and would have too, if Shining hadn't been brainwashed.]]
** [[spoiler:Starlight Sparkle actually managing to ''wound Chrysalis'', however minor, in a moment of MamaBear rage. It didn't work, but it took ''serious'' guts.]]
** And of course [[spoiler:Twinkle Shine and company being the BigDamnHeroes at the end of the chapter.]]
** Applejack gets one as well. [[spoiler:While being brainwashed by Chrysalis, trapping her in an AndIMustScream situation, she's tempted to become [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Nightmare Mirror]] to make it stop and [[EvilVersusEvil stop Chrysalis]]...but ultimately manages to resist the temptation, knowing that it'd just make things worse on everypony else. Applejack resisted going Nightmare despite being in an abolutely ''horrible'' situation, being forced to act completely contrary to her Element in every way, something Fluttershy wasn't able to do.]]
* [[spoiler:Queen Chrysalis versus Makarov. Chrysalis for how well she fairs and Makarov for leaving Chrysalis battered and badly wounded during the fight.]]
** [[spoiler:Luna managed to save ''all'' the ponies launched with her from falling to their deaths ''while being launched hundreds of miles''. Also counts as CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming for showing even in a situation like that, the Princesses care for their subjects.]]
** The Mane Six, with help from the Hoofmaiden's group, managing to fight their way out of the Wedding Hall and escape.
** Lemon Hearts' Angry Mother Lemon proving strong enough to hold off [[TheDragon General Hercules]].
** Minuette, with a great deal of effort, managing to ''[[TimeStandsStill stop time for a short period.]]''
* Misfit Actual deserves credit for being able to keep a level head despite the situation they're in and managing to escape the situations they end up in during the wedding with quick thinking.
** In particular is Thunderchild's fight with [[TheMole Carpenter Bee]], ending with him using his mastery of lightning to electrocute Carpenter into submission. Particularly in the revised version where they have a sword fight first.
* The heroes' group managing to escape the changelings. Highlights include Pinkie Pie invoking ScoobyDoobyDoors to finally give them the slip and the mysterious Cobweb using an electrical trap to knock out half their pursuers.
** Moth [[spoiler:finally managing to overcome her [[DirtyCoward cowardly nature]] and reveal herself to the group so she can give them intel. Cadence standing up for her also counts.]] Depending on your perspective, [[spoiler:the heroes giving her a beatdown in anger for what her cowardliness did]] can also count.
* How the heroes manage to free [[spoiler: Twilight]] from Chrysalis' control -- by providing a distraction for the Changelings (including Rainbow Dash performing a Sonic Rainboom ''indoors''), they give Cadence the chance to [[spoiler: get through to Twilight with nothing but her love for her]].
* The Pegasus Interviewer convincing the suspicious Wonderbolts of the truth about the invasion and getting them to side with her, using nothing but logical reasoning.
* Chrysalis gets a villainous one when [[spoiler: it turns out she was [[CrazyPrepared prepared]] for Twilight being freed by Cadence, having implanted an illusion spell ''in her mind'' to make her think Cadence was Chrysalis, so she'd kill her.]]
** Of course, this is then countered by another heroic CMOA, as Cobweb [[spoiler: turns out to be a disguised Trixie, who realized something was wrong after Chrysalis' attempt to [[BreakTheCutie break her]], and came back in disguise to undermine her. She then fights defensively well enough to match ''Twilight'', long enough to get Cadence [[JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind inside her head]] to free her from Chrysalis' spell.]]
* The Crusaders [[LetsGetDangerous getting dangerous]] in order to [[spoiler: save Spike]], managing to take down two Changeling adults via having Scootaloo use the PuppyDogEyes technique learned from Applebloom as a distraction, then knocking them out with heavy books from behind (with a GroinAttack thrown in for good measure with one of them). And then they cover their escape by [[spoiler: ''summoning a water elemental'' (they were aiming for a fire one, but it still counts)]].
** [[RetiredBadass Silver Axe/Tongue]] gets one the same chapter. Lemon Hearts jumps the gun, the group is arguing over what to do. What does he do? To go from 'DotingParent' to 'Badflank Guard', {{Curbstomp|Battle}} a Changeling trying to attack him in two moves, and tell the group to get their act together. He spends the rest of the mission calling the shots and does so ''very'' well.
* Applejack [[spoiler:[[FightingFromTheInside resisting Chrysalis and Evil!Sweetie's attempts to break her while brainwashed.]] According to Chrysalis, what they put her through so far ''should'' have broken her, but she's holding herself together ''through sheer stubborn refusal to quit''.]] There's also [[spoiler:her hitting Chrysalis ''hard'' in the BerserkButton with her ShutUpHannibal.]]
* Misfit Actual and their allies managing to take down Digger Wasp, one of Chrysalis' CoDragons, thus cutting off the Changelings' communications network. Though Digger Wasp deserves credit for managing to fight well enough that ''the whole squad'' is needed to take him down.
* [[spoiler: Dawn, Noon, and their allies managing to corner Dusk and pin her down long enough to free her from Chrysalis' control. Bonus points for actually managing to outsmart her, when one of the traits she represents is Twilight's intellect.]]
** Afterwards, Chrysalis gets a villainous one when she not only refuses to go all "ThisCannotBe" over the above, but tells Half-Light Dusk that [[ScrewDestiny she will]] ''[[ScrewDestiny not]]'' [[ScrewDestiny let Rota Fortuna dictate her fate]], and that she won't let ''anything'' stand in her way of her goals.
* In [[http://ardashir.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Series-Weddng-Arc-The-Stare-vs-The-Truth-453079242 The Stare versus The Truth]] we get several astounding moments:
** Though it also counts as NightmareFuel, seeing [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Applejack]] use her Truth Vision on Twilight's friends to send them staggering.
** Getting into a [[StaringDownCthulhu stare versus stare]] with Fluttershy so intense they both consider ''[[GodzillaThreshold going Nightmare]]'' simply to stop Chrysalis. All the more impressive for AJ given that this is all happening while she's under old Locust Legs' [[MoreThanMindControl complete control]] at the time!
** Applebloom lest herself get 'dragon mailed' by Spike to save her big sister from Chrysalis -- ''and it works!''
** And then AJ uses her Truth Vision on Chrysalis and actually hurts her for the first time in this arc, making it probably one of THE most satisfying things seen in a long time in this arc.
* At one point during this Applejack tells a still-brainwashed Sweetie who's just compared the mind-control of ponies to the raising of trees, that if her trees got up on legs and wanted to live their own lives, she'd let them.
* The fight between Twilight and Shining Armor. Also qualifies as NightmareFuel when you remember how much they truly care about each other, and yet thanks to Chrysalis they're trying to ''kill'' each other.
* In [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/Pony-Pov-Series-Wedding-Arc-Orange-Butterfly-455581313 the Orange Butterfly]] chapter two amazing things happen. First of all, Scootaloo saves Sweetie from [[BigBad Queen Chrysalis]]. How? [[spoiler:She FLIES! And YEARS earlier than her Dark World version!]] Go Scootaloo!
** She then manages to not only take down the changeling coming after her, but cut him, which is ''really'' hard to do.
** Also in that chapter in a moment that crosses one with crowning moment of Funny and Heartwarming we see [[UpperClassTwit Jet Set and Upper Crust]] having their usual lunch date. [[TemptingFate During a state of martial law, because why should that stop them from their usual schedule.]] It ends with an injured Changeling crashing into their table. The response of these two rather shallow Canterlot nobles? [[spoiler:They treat his injuries and bear him inside.]]
* Rarity freeing her sister from Chrysalis' mind control is both this and heartwarming.
** Likewise is the reveal that Scootaloo's big moment above resulted in [[spoiler: her getting her cutie mark]].
* [[spoiler: Misfit Actual and their allies facing off against Kabuto]].
** [[spoiler: Weaver ending the fight by copying Kabuto's OneWingedAngel process in order to fight him long enough for Garnet to develop a counteragent to reverse it, depowering him. For bonus points she ''knew'' that without his modifications, it's CastFromLifespan nature would likely make it a HeroicSacrifice]].
* [[spoiler:Gag knocking Kabuto out after Garnet's concoctions causes a KarmicTransformation that turns him into an Earth Pony]].
* [[spoiler:Garnet treating Weaver after she's revealed to be a changeling, even allowing Bombardier to shapeshift into Gag and use her mind magic to get the love required]].
* [[spoiler: Thundercild giving an ''epic'' TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to [[GeneralRipper Lone Ranger]]]].
* [[spoiler: Weaver and her siblings proving that Changelings can coexist peacefully with other creatures, with bonus points for going out of their way to follow the law as much as possible]].
* [[spoiler:Everypony fighting against the changelings, especially with the new armor Rarity made]].
* [[spoiler: The CMC wreaking havoc on the changelings]].
** [[spoiler: Bonus points for Sweetie freeing a number of brainwashed ponies and using logic to get the changeling Tick to rethink his race's philosophy]].
* [[spoiler:Twinkleshine and Silver Axe performing a TheRestShallPass on the Changelings trying to stop them from reaching Chrysalis.]]
* [[spoiler: Fluttershy cowing a monster being used to guard Chrysalis]].
* [[spoiler: Fluttershy and everyone else telling Chrysalis to shut it]].
* [[spoiler: Twilight figuring out that the changelings are a lost pony tribe]].
* [[spoiler: Shining is free!]]
* [[spoiler: Thunderchild's speech to Bombardier]].
* [[spoiler: Blueeblood using the Changelings's lack of knowledge of his CharacterDevelopment to his advantage]].
* [[spoiler: Misfit Actual and the other remaining guards showing up to help Trixie's group fight Hercules Beetle, making the changeling desperate enough to go OneWingedAngel.]]
** [[spoiler: Ellis using a homemade ''bazooka'' to damage Hercules' supposedly invincible shell.]]
** There's the simple fact that [[spoiler:Hercules takes ''10'' powerful ponies and several of Lemon Hearts' {{Familiar}}s fighting him all at once and at the end of the chapter has the upperhand. The Interviewers calling him the 'second most dangerous Changeling in existence' was NotHyperbole.]]
** [[spoiler: The group taking Hercules down by repeatedly hitting him with alternating heat and cold attacks, weakening his armor enough to destroy it completely.]] On the other hand, [[spoiler: Hercules deserves credit for ''still going'' afterwards even though he can barely stand, only stopping when they knock him down and he's too weak to get back up.]]
* [[spoiler:Cadence challenging Chrysalis/Cadenza for the position of Changeling Queen]].
* When [[spoiler:Luna's guard]] shows up to help hold off the Changelings during [[spoiler:Cadence and Cadenza's fight]], the Changelings [[spoiler:use special counters for guard moves]]. [[spoiler:One guard, AverageJoe, counters by adapting to their counter, pointing out in an actual battle that style of fighting doesn't work so well.]]
* The arrival of [[TheCavalry Princess Luna and her Guards and some...]] special allies [[spoiler:the lovecats from the first IDW comics arc]] in the [[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Series-Wedding-Arc-Princess-Luna-Returns-469847040 Princess Luna Returns chapter]] is a truly heroic moment in the story. It's followed by many, many more in that chapter, such as:
** Rarity calling back to [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales her G2 self as Melody and]] healing Cadence's crushed vocal cords [[MagicMusic with a song]]. [[VillainousBreakdown And all Chyrsalis can do is rage that this is impossible.]]
** The [[spoiler:Lovecats]] showing up and helping the ponies fight the Changelings. [[BewareTheSillyOnes Effectively.]]
** Screwball/Golden Tiara laying a beatdown on several changelings, all the while demanding to know [[MamaBear if they think their mothers would be happy to see them sacrificing themselves for Chrysalis]]. At first she's merely stopping them. [[BerserkButton Then one of the Changelings is foolish enough to call her a 'savage',]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown and...]] [[MadeOfIron She also keeps fighting long past the point where ANY other pony would have collapsed.]]
** The Mane Six teaming with members of Misfit Actual to take several of the Changelings down.
** [[BadassPrincess Princess Luna]] being willing to let the Mane Six take the lead with these words:
-->''"Heroes inspire. Inspire them."''
* [[spoiler: Cadence and Cadenza's ShapeshifterShowdown]].
* [[spoiler: Shining and Cadence working together to finish Cadenza off.]]
* [[spoiler: The Mane Six shooting down Lone Ranger's arguments.]]
** [[spoiler: Rarity slices Lone Ranger's throat to scare him and show him how bad what he wanted was, but she did it in such a way that it couldn't possibly kill him.]]
* Remember what Celestia said she would've done to Fluttershy/Fluttercruel if they had gone too far as Princess Gaia? [[spoiler: That's what Kabuto's punishment was.]] [[LaserGuidedKarma And there's no fate more fitting for him.]]

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[[folder:7 Dreams/Nightmares]]
* Subtle, but 'Gaiden; 7 Dreams/Nightmares: Bon Bon's reveals that [[spoiler:G2 Bon Bon's sister Misty [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed herself to shield her daughter]] from the explosion that destroyed civilization, saving her life.]]
* Sadly it's primarily an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome, but as shown in "Origins", after the ApocalypseHow/{{Class 2}} apocalypse at the end of the G2 era, Patch was tasked with scouring the world for the seven pieces of the Rainbow of Light, and succeeded in regaining them. And this included taking on ''Grogar'', who according to WordOfGod is basically a ''{{Darkseid}} expy'' in this universe.
** We get to see this in her entry in "Gaiden: 7 Dreams/Nightmares", along with taking on various other warlords and criminals who had possession of the shards of the Rainbow of Light. She also ended up fighting the dragon Basil (who was at his prime thanks to his shard), and beat him into submission, forcing him to recognize her as his master.
** Grogar gets one of his own. Patch rings the bell that's defeated Grogar countless times before…and it does ''nothing''. [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Grogar used the Rainbow Fragment to protect himself from that weakness]], and ''laughs in her face''. Also, even though he still loses, he manages to severely wound Patch as she makes her escape, [[HeroKiller leaving her with a limp for the rest of her life and coming close to killing her]].
* Sweetheart's 7 Dreams/Nightmares chapter reveals that during the lead-up to the casting of the world changing spell, some corporate ponies -- fearing a loss of profit caused by a world where everyone gets what they want -- sent some thugs after Sweetheart's family in order to intimidate her friends into stopping the spell. Sweetheart's husband Teddy proceeded to ''[[PapaWolf put them all in the hospital]]''.
* Melody's 7 Dreams/Nightmares chapter gives [[GrimReaper Mortis]] one when he has to deal with Rancor (who came back from the future to take part in the CosmicRetcon due to how time [[TimeyWimeyBall works outside of the mortal plain]]). She goes overboard and he [[CurbstompBattle effortlessly subdues her with acupuncture needles]].
** While not seen onscreen, the Sea Ponies get one for building the Rockin' Beats a huge sea side stadium to perform in during their tour. Why does this count? They manage this ''without having forelimbs''. Melody is impressed by their cleverness.
* Bright Eyes' 7 Dreams/Nightmares chapter has an action that is both awesome and heartwarming. During the G3 apocalypse, Bright Eyes/Zipzee's dedication to and love for her fellow Breezies was strong enough that she was able to break Discord's spell on them that had changed them all into Parasprites. More to the point, while doing so she was fighting off what appeared to an attempt by ''Entropy Herself'' to drive her past the DespairEventHorizon.
** Later, in the Nightmare section, Bright Eyes, having lost her memory, reveals she knows Lancer is her husband despite not remembering it. How? Via SherlockScan.
--> '''Bright Eyes''': You've been concerned and protective of me from the start. I felt hurt when you were hurt and I know we're [[TwinTelepathy not identical twins]]. That means you were either my husband, a friend, or my brother. Sweetheart didn't find us being together strange at all. So that rules out stranger. You've been struggling with being close to me but not being too close. So that rules out family. You weren't possessive of me, so that rules out stalker. You might have just been a friend who was pinning for me and my husband died in whatever disaster happened. But you weren't acting ashamed or hesitant like this was your big chance. And I feel safe around you, the first thing I called you was 'White Knight', which means I felt safe around you before and I remember your voice calling to me. So you must have had some great meaning for me. Oh and our wedding rings are identical.
** Bright Eyes [[spoiler: having a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind with Cruel Eyes/D___t, first fighting off his attempt at BreakThemByTalking, then "physically" fighting him, ultimately realizing that since they're in ''her'' mind, she has the advantage. Not only that, but after mortally wounding him, she then slices up his Shadow of Existence, [[GenreSavvy making sure]] that he stays DeaderThanDead.]]
* During the Gaia Festival, [[spoiler:Zecora and Fluttershy are attacked by a pony seeking revenge for Fluttershy's actions as Princess Gaia. Zecora's response is to [[OffhandBackhand calmly punch him out without even turning to face him]].]]
* From Clover's Nightmare section; the group are waiting to possibly get into the base controlled by GeneralRipper (yes, [[DrStrangeLove he is based off]] the TropeNamer). Clover stands up to the insane general, leading him to throw a punch at her...that knocks off Dazzle's wig (poor mare lost her mane in the disaster). The General proceeds to scream that she's bald. [[BerserkButton This was a very bad idea]]. [[UnstoppableRage General Ripper finds himself being thrown through the air]] and into his own troops. Due to Clover's good luck, this ends up destroying Ripper's supply stockpile and foiling his 'fight' against the Unicorns and Pegasi before it could ever start.
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[[folder: Side Stories/Recursive Fanfiction]]
* Sunset Shimmer got her Cutie Mark [[spoiler:by raising the Sun as a little Filly]]
* In the [[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Possible-Futures-In-Sunset-We-Trust-485951567 third chapter of the 'Sirens' arc]], we see Sunset Shimmer [[spoiler:finally learn what her true Element of Harmony is. TRUST, the one destroyed long ago by Discord.]]
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[[folder:Finale]]
* [[spoiler:The Blank Wolf puppy defending Sweetie Bell in her sleep]].
* [[spoiler: The ''Elders'' coming to the Crusaders aid in stopping Discord's plans. Special credit goes to Entropy/Void TakingTheBullet to protect them.]]
* [[spoiler:Anarchy protecting Nurse Red Heart. Considering how powerful this spell is implied to be, the fact he's able to actually protect ponies himself deserves credit.]]
* When Dash [[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Series-Somepony-Everypony-is-Wrong-496480605 finally figures out that something's wrong]], she remembers that there used to be this filly who loved her. [[{{Retgone}} She can't remember her name]], but she knows she existed. And she'll save that little filly [[spoiler:that is, Scootaloo]]. [[TheDeterminator No matter what.]]
* The epic duel between Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie when the former [[spoiler:goes after the wrong target when trying to track down and solve the cause of whatever's wrong in Ponyville]]; bonus points for the entire fight - including combatants' motivations and the ending - being a giant Shout-Out[=/=] homage to Homura vs. Mami from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion''.
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* A meta example: Alexwarlorn and the crew deserve credit for ''[[{{Determinator}} still going]]'' despite [[TroubledProduction the overall production turning into a hell for everyone involved]] at times.
** And in all honesty, leaving aside any personal views on quality, managing to produce something as large as the Wedding Arc in a rather short space of time is quite an achievement no matter how you look at it.