* The Huntsclan and The Dark Dragon being defeated, and both of them by Rose.
* Jake slamming The Huntsman into an elevator door in "Homecoming".
* Jake and The Huntsman's alley battle in "Breakout".
* Rotwood tricking Jake into revealing himself as a dragon at the very end of "The Rotwood Files". They really saved the best scene for last.
** Just seconds before that, Jake called Rotwood "clueless". This was the scene that Rotwood proved to not just Jake, but to the viewers themselves, that he was ''not'' one to be underestimated.
** And before that, the way he played Brock like a fiddle.
* Haley's CallingTheOldManOut scene in "Being Human".
-->'''Haley''': HEY! When's the last time either of you were the American Dragon? Well as the little troll girl currently filling the position, let me tell you it's stinkin' hard! I can't imagine doing it two more days let alone two more ''years''! And to think about everything Jake's gone through; he's had to save magical creatures on a daily basis, lie to his own dad about who he is, say good-bye to the girl he loved, all to protect a mystical world that ''nobody'' knows about. He may be the American Dragon but he is also a 14-year-old kid who just wanted a couple days off. If that makes him immature, fine, but self-serving? With all due respect to both of you... '''''STEP OFF!!'''''
* [[MuggleBestFriend Trixie]] suiting up in plate armor during "Siren Says" to face down a mind controlled [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Jake]]. Besides the fact she moves pretty fast in heavy armor (the suit alone would be about twenty kilograms (forty-four pounds), never mind the flail and round shield), she also holds her own fairly well and eventually gets the drop on [[spoiler: Vikki]].
* The magical creatures attacking the Huntsclan camp in "The Hunted", [[CurbstompBattle completely trashing the camp and no one getting hurt]]. Impressive, considering this was a RagtagBunchofMisfits.
* Rose's HeroicSacrifice that destroys the Huntsclan for good.
* Jonathan gets one in "The Long Weekend" and later in "Bite Father, Bite Son." The normally bumbling human dad fights to protect Jake from the Jersey Devil and vampires, respectively. He later helps save the day in the series finale as well.
* The BigDamnHeroes entrance of Jake's family and friends in "Hong Kong Longs".
-->'''Haley:''' Sorry, tall dark and ugly.\\
'''Trixie:''' But if you want them...\\
'''Susan:''' You're gonna have to go through us, too!\\
'''Jonathan:''' ''All'' of us!\\
'''Jake:''' ''Dad?''
** And later in that same episode, Rose gets her BigDamnHeroes moment, as well.
-->'''Dark Dragon:''' Are there none who can challenge me?!\\
'''Rose:''' ''[[HesBack HIIIII-YAH!]]''
* The battles against the Dark Dragon in "Hong Kong Knights":
** in the flashback, Lao Shi agaist the Dark Dragon one-on-one. [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome We don't see exactly how it went]], but Lao Shi not only survived against an enemy who had killed any dragon who had faced him, but ''[[DefeatingTheUndefeatable won and apparently drowned him]]'';
** in the present, Jake, with some help from friends, both magical and {{Muggles}} (thus giving the Dark Dragon a ShutUpHannibal before he could even talk), waltzed in his hideout, freed Lao Shi (who had been captured), captured Chang (courtesy of ''Trixie and Spud''), and led him in the spot he needed for the ''Tooth Fairy'' to ''drop a few tons of bricks on him''. [[spoiler: And this time, they ''killed him'' (even if Chang would later bring him BackFromTheDead).]]
** Also, [[TheSoCalledCoward Fu Dog being willing to fight the Dark Dragon head on]] ''both times''. [[NegatedMomentOfAwesome He got knocked out by Chang from behind both times]], but points for the courage.
* [[http://adjl.wikia.com/wiki/Magical_Community This page]] has the list of the "Top 13 Threats to the Magical Community". Jake has [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Defeated. Them. All.]] At least once:
** #13, the Pooka: sent Haley in WomanScorned mode on him. We don't know what happened exactly, but the Pooka never reappeared;
** #12, the Moss Monster: beat up and sent back in his swamp;
** #11, the Shade Demons: they served as {{Mooks}} for the Dark Dragon, so they shared his defeats, with those appearing in the finale getting annihilated by ''Jonathan Long'';
** #10, the Avemetrus: [[StuffBlowingUp blew it up]] by getting it [[HoistByHisOwnPetard to touch himself with its own age-sucking tentacles]];
** #09, the Gorgons: two petrified and dumped in the Hudson (courtesy of ''Spud and Trixie''), the third and last returned but got beat up and is still at large;
** #08, the Octo-Puss: beaten back in its own dimension;
** #07, the Hobgoblins: won every fight, and even hired a clan to fight the Huntsclan once;
** #06, the Chimera: caught and sealed back into Rotwood's dreamscape where it belongs;
** #05, the Kraken: tied up the one the Huntsclan sicked on him;
** #04, the Huntsman: fought multiple times, always won, often in ridiculous ways ([[{{Fartillery}} fire fart]], anyone?). The ''whole Huntsclan'' was eventually destroyed by Rose;
** #03, the Krylock: Jake went in its own dimension and had it poison itself;
** #02, the Kelpie: beat up and sent back to the mermaid's jail;
** #01, the Dark Dragon: fought thrice. The first time Jake escaped, the second time he [[spoiler: orchestrated his ''death'' at the hands of the friggin' ''[[KillerRabbit Tooth Fairy]]'']], and the third time helped Rose defeating him and sealed him away for a thousand years.
* The twenty years younger version of the Huntsman in "Hero of the Hourglass" gets a few. Not only he gives Jake a desperate run for his money on his ''first mission'', but after his voice changes he scares into submission the other Huntsclan apprentices who, until then, were treating him as a ButtMonkey.
* Spud and Trixie outsmarting and ''defeating the Gorgons'' in "Bring It On".
* Councilor Kulde gets a small one in "The Halloween Bash", by verbally putting Chang in her place when she objects to his and Councilor Andam's decision of [[spoiler:giving Jake his powers back]].
-->'''Chang:''' But his lack of discipline--\\
'''Councilor Kulde:''' Is exactly what saved ''you'' from becoming someone's prey.
* Jake and Rose's entire relationship. Both on a meta and an in-show level. Disney could have prevented the two characters from ever getting involved, yet they allowed a natural, if complicated romance to emerge. Something which 'Danny Phantom," a similar show, seemed adverse to in almost every possible way.
** Seeing Jake actually land Rose is a huge CMOA in it's own right. The show created natural obstacles for the two's relationship, and it didn't rely on the "awkward boy couldn't get a date" scenario often seen in similar situations.