[[caption-width-right:350:[[CriticalHIt PSI SMAAAAAAAASH!!]]]]
* [[spoiler:Ness blacks out during the fight with the Moonside illusion and witnesses Giegue's first defeat, and Darrow recommends listening to the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome St. Paul's Cathedral Choir's recording]] of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrtM4onLQ1I "Eight Melodies."]] Let's just say, the combination brings out a wide range of [[TearJerker strong emotions]].]]
** Kind of a meta-example--definitely a MomentOfAwesome for Darrow.
* Also, Gorgeous of the Runaway Five [[spoiler:can catch rockets]].
--->'''Gorgeous:''' ''Pardon me, but... Nobody's gonna be blowin' up my little buddy here! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis THAT. AIN'T. GORGEOUS!!!]]''
* [[http://files.fobby.net/0000/6fcc/Earthbound252.jpg DIVINE RETRIBUTION!!]]
* [[spoiler: Teddy single-handedly lifting the Mani Mani illusion.]]
-->'''[[spoiler:Teddy]]:''' A man fights to survive, always believing in his future! Even if you die! Even if you fail! [[CrazyAwesome Get up again, and punch failure in the face until it turns into success!]] Now go! Go and find your success!
-->'''[[EldritchAbomination Giygas:]]''' NOOO... GO BACK... GO BAAAACK... [[MadnessMantra NESS NESS NESS NESS NESS NES-]]
-->'''[[spoiler:Teddy]]: [[ShutUpHannibal SHADDAP!!!!]]'''
* Ness [[spoiler:momentarily tapping into [[KamehameHadoken PSI Rockin' Omega]] to take out the Spook in Fourside Department Store]].
* [[http://local-static1.forum-files.fobby.net/forum_attachments/0024/9461/Earthbound487.jpg THAT'S FOR HITTING ME]] [[http://local-static4.forum-files.fobby.net/forum_attachments/0024/9464/Earthbound488.jpg IN THE BACK!!!]]
* The CurbStompBattle [[http://local-static2.forum-files.fobby.net/forum_attachments/0025/3362/Earthbound496.jpg against]] [[http://local-static0.forum-files.fobby.net/forum_attachments/0025/3365/Earthbound497.jpg The]] [[http://local-static3.forum-files.fobby.net/forum_attachments/0025/3368/Earthbound498.jpg Plague]] [[http://local-static1.forum-files.fobby.net/forum_attachments/0025/3371/Earthbound499.jpg Rat]] [[http://local-static4.forum-files.fobby.net/forum_attachments/0025/3374/Earthbound500.jpg Of]] [[http://local-static2.forum-files.fobby.net/forum_attachments/0025/3377/Earthbound501.jpg Doom.]] (see page image for a taste)
* Jeff's epic disco dance in front of the Sphinx. The Sphinx was very impressed.
* Paula chasing Pokey out of HappyHappy Village. Beautiful moment.
* Two words: Star. Storm.
* The whole battle with the Kraken is just epic, but two moments in particular stand out: Poo [[spoiler:using the mirror ability to transform himself into another Kraken]] in order to protect the ship, and Ness [[spoiler:learning PSI Rockin' Gamma and using it to absolutely obliterate the Nessie wannabe.]]
* The escape employed from Jeff's re-purposing of Dungeon Man's yellow submarine.
* In a way, the Guardian General rampage through the pyramid. While he's a dangerous adversary, his sheer refusal to give up, [[spoiler:even when literally falling to pieces,]] is undeniably impressive.