* The HappilyEverAfter ending version's usually shows an awesome defeat of Rothbart.
** In one version, [[TheDogBitesBack the other swan maidens break free and attack Rothbart]] and trample him underfoot to protect Odette and Siegfried.
* The Matthew Bourne has its own particularly awesome scene where the swan [[spoiler:takes on his entire flock in order to try and save the prince from them]].
* Odile's [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning thirty-two fouettés]] in the coda to her ''pas de deux'' with the prince, cited by many as among the most difficult pieces of ballet ever choreographed.
* One ending had [[spoiler:Rothbart defeat the Prince and claim Odette forever]].