* Yuji Sakai upon seeing his friend Hirai about to vanish after just one day manages to get her to exist a bit longer by forcing the whole class (but especially Ike) to acknowledge her existence. She still fades away, but it convinces Shana to use her torch to take over her identity.
** On that note, "Hirai" (as possessed by Shana) becomes a holy terror for all the teachers of the school, telling the first teacher to study the subject properly. Perhaps this is why in the second season, everyone seems to spend most of their time goofing off rather than studying.
* The typical {{MacGuffin}}-carrying OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent NonActionGuy, who has been something of a DistressedDude for most of the show and slowly developing his powers, finally gets some respect from the fans when he [[spoiler:kills off Zarovee's five selves one by one, actually breaking one's neck ''with his bare hands.'' Granted, Yuji's power was explicitly stated to dwarf Zarovee's (who had been relying on a hostage situation), but nonetheless, '''''he crushed a guy's throat in with his bare hands'''''.]]
** [[spoiler: Then in Season 3, he makes an entire army retreat in tears with a '''''speech'''''.]]
* [[{{Meido}} Wilhelmina]] is hinted at being fairly strong, but you don't realize her true power until episodes 20 and 21 of season 2, where she battles the implacable [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]] Sabrac, dealing blow after awesome blow even after being struck with gradually opening wounds. [[spoiler: The battle includes faking Sabrac out with a fake Yuji, setting her bandages to explode like magical remote mines multiple times, and ''crushing Sabrac between two buildings and then nuking them''. The fact that Sabrac, The Destructive Blade, take all of this abuse without even flinching (and with amusing self-criticism) makes it a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for him as well.]]
* The entire cast gets one in season 2 episode 21 when they [[spoiler:finally take down Sabrac]], complete with an utterly awesome ThemeMusicPowerUp.
* Episode 13 in the first season give us two Crowning Moments Of Awesome, Shana's MyNameIsInigoMontoya and Margery Daw's BigDamnHeroes scene, both of them the turning point in their respective battles.
** "Here, catch!"
* Khamsin and Rebecca's rampage in the Seireiden.
** Tenmoku Ikko fighting his way to Shana, taking out Fecor (and cutting through ''Magnesia''!) in the process.
* Sophie Sawallisch proves how she's the [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking leader of the Flame Hazes]] when she one shots [[spoiler: ''freaking Decarabia'']]!
* Wilhelmina, Rebecca and Khamsin's fight with Sabrac. He proceeds to take them 3-on-1, ImplacableMan-style, wounds Wilhelmine and Rebecca, and {{No Sell}}s an attempt to beat him the same way as before[[note]]By removing his body from the ground and destroying it[[/note]] by [[FisherKing binding the surroundings to his body]].
* That scene with [[spoiler: Shana going into a rampage while attacking Snake of the Festival Yuji with her trademark {{Tsundere}} BAKA! qualifies as this is the first time in this season that she let go of her bottled feelings (since Episode 4) and her stoic facade that she's been wearing all the time.]]
* Eastedge's entrance in Episode 18 of Season 3. The guy just [[TheSlowWalk walks]] through Misaki battlefield, [[DeathFromAbove stars raining from the sky]] around him, chanting a BadassCreed, accompanied by OminousLatinChanting.
* The final battle between [[spoiler: Yuji and Shana (with Sydonay and Margery Daw). Also counts as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and CrowningMomentOfFunny (for when she just headbutts him from a fit of good ol' teenage drama). At this point both protagonists just throw everything they have at each other, including the spell that can become any spell, Grammatica, and massive bursts of crimson fire.]]
* The climax of the movie -- Friagne uses the Trigger Happy Treasure Tool to force Alastor out of his pendant. Needless to say, Alastor gives Friagne hell for almost killing Shana in the process.