* The climax of "The Ugly Mermaid" where Mario overcomes his fear of water (instilled after almost drowning) to save Luigi, the Princess, and Toad.
** Both the Mario Brothers get one in the song segment, where they take a net, fill it with Jelectro, and throw it at the Doomsub.
* Koopa got one in "Never Koop A Koopa" where ''everyone'' was captured and at the mercy of Bob-Ombs. The only reason he lost was because Cheatsy decided to cheat him out of ruling the kingdom.
** Princess Toadstool got one when she scribbled onto the scroll instead of signing it, figuring Cheatsy wouldn't bother to look at it before running off to show Dad.
* Any time Koopa refuses to get Kootie Pie what she wants. Special mention goes to the end of "Reptiles in the Rose Garden."
* All four heroes got one in "Super Koopa", where the Princess and Toad kept the Mario Brothers stocked with power ups to fight Koopa, who was also powered up.
* Mario and Luigi clearing up the rampant FantasticRacism in "True Colors".
** And this moment at the end.
-->'''Luigi:''' You think they'll ever learn that lesson in the real world?
-->'''Mario:''' Sure, when humans are as smart as mushrooms. ''[[LeaningOnTheFourthWall (looks toward the audience)]]''
* The climax of "Do The Koopa", where Mario resists Koopa's mind control music by plugging his ears, then tackles him, starting a war for the Doom Dancer that culminates in it falling over the side of the ship and landing on an unfortunate Goomba.
** Their infiltration of Dark Land was cool too, with all four heroes getting raccoon tails.
** Bully's plan to rule the world in "Do the Koopa."
* Even the one-shot characters have these moments. With the help of the Mario Bros., Crimewave Clyde not only stops the Koopa Kids from robbing the Mushroom Kingdom Treasury, he ties them up ''and'' blows up a part of the Doomship with a Bob-omb.
** Clyde's HeelFaceTurn as a whole also counts. He even graciously returns to prison to serve his sentence.
* The scenes in "Mind Your Mummy Mommy, Mario" where Luigi rigs up a steam-powered hot air balloon to invade Koopa's tower and get back Prince Mushroomkhamun's mummy case; it makes it even after running into a twister from Desert Land.
** Once they get inside, Luigi then rigs the sarcophagus up for use as a sled when everyone's trapped in Koopa's tower. This is followed by a segment using the instrumental for "Mega Move" as they chase Koopa and his kids down the stairs, defeat Paragoombas with raccoon tails, vault over Chain Chomps, and escape by bouncing down the parapets and surfing onto water safely.
* "Seven Continents for Seven Koopas" has Toadstool escaping captivity on her own and unclogging the pipe that was keeping the Mario Brothers blocked off from the Real World. She did this by ''coaxing a Bob-omb to explode in it.'' That took '''guts.'''
** Toad even mentions the Princess can handle herself.
* "Up, Up, and a Koopa" has the Princess and Toad using P-Wings to rescue Mario and Luigi and foil Koopa's anti-gravity scheme.
* In "Princess Toadstool For President," the Princess ends up winning by a vote of '''[[LandslideElection six million, four hundred and thirty six thousand]]''' to ''one''.
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