* Mackenzie Calhoun is a walking one of these, but several actual moments stand out:
** His take on the ''Kobayashi Maru'' scenario. He blows it up, calmly explains his decision and gets lauded for it. Shelby is raked over the coals for her immaturity.
** Punching out Si Cwan when he first gets on the ''USS Excalibur''. Then getting Shelby to retract her own argument regarding loyalties. Also a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
** [[spoiler: His reappearance at the end of ''Excalibur: Restoration'']]
** His response to getting bullied at the Star Fleet Academy? Fight everyone. And its awesome.
* Burgoyne fighting for hir and Selar's child on Vulcan. Doubles as heartwarming to boot.