* Quain'tana and the other Val'Sarghress, all of whom are battle tested vets, glaring down on Syphile in [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=5043 this page.]]
* Kiel's one word response to Sene'kha's DealWithTheDevil: "[[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive//20081113c13p017.jpg No]]."
* Diva'ratrika also got one in the Longest Wait {{prequel}} when after learning that [[spoiler:three of her daughters had betrayed her]] she [[http://www.drowtales.com/longestwaitarchive//20050719c1p023.JPG released a blast of mana that knocks an entire building on the cavern ceiling to the ground]]. It didn't do much good in the long run, but the sheer HolyShitQuotient of that scene is something else.
* Syphile's CallingTheOldManOut while held at sword point by Quain'tana. It's pretty much the only time Syphile ever stood up against someone more powerful than her.
* Vaelia gets one in one of her first appearances. Jer'kol is trying to convince Ariel that he's her father to lure her to him, but Vaelia, sensing that something is wrong, [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?order=chapters&id=316 kicks him in the face]] and then [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?order=chapters&id=317 blocks his sword with the chains on her hands]]. He manages to hit her, but this clearly established Vaelia as a BadassNormal in a universe where humans are low on the power totem pole.
* Kyo'nne had largely been TheChick, until she shows that she [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=6610 beat up a human with a frying pan]] after they snuck up on her. It happened offscreen, but it still shows significant CharacterDevelopment for her.
* Chiri's [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?order=chapters&id=1148 epic beatdown]] of the Halme King who had been murdering elves to bathe in their blood. Even people who generally dislike Chiri's KnightTemplar attitude were cheering when she decided to KillItWithFire.
** This moment gets a [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9679 glorious sequel]] in Chapter 44, with Chiri pulling a one-woman BigDamnHeroes, holding a ''massive'' [[PlayingWithFire fireball]] over her head.
---> '''Chiri:''' I have answered your call to arms. Where is the enemy?
* Ariel [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?order=chapters&id=719&overview=1&chibi=1&cover=1&extra=1&page=1&check=1 finishing Jer'Kol off]] was so awesome that it required a full page for one panel.
* Saundar coming to the rescue [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=7950 here]] and defeating a former mercenary [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?order=chapters&id=1706 here]]
* The Balvhakara clan gained several fans when their [[BigDamnHeroes troops turned up to join]] the Sharen forces against Balsii's coup piloting a [[HumongousMecha giant crab golem]].
* Kiel [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=6757 turning down a compromise]] when trying to hijack the clan.
--> I'd be insane to refuse! But then again, ain't I a Val of Vloz'ress?! We breed insanity.
* Chapter 38 is a good showing for Ariel. First she [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=8608 helps deactivate a nether gate with her bare hands]] and then [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=8644 swoops down]] so she can get close enough to [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=8645 disable the metal melting gun]], again with her bare hands and while chewing the Scourge out for what they've done to the civilians. To top it of, she [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=8695 successfully rallied the commoners]] who were reluctant to attack the Vloz'ress out of fear to take them on so the attacking Vloz can be defeated. This, ladies and gentlemen, is why she deserves to be the Sarghress heir.
** Crossbow Lady, an unnamed commoner, who shoots Maki with her crossbow and pulls off her one line in the series, which is amazingly awesome.
-->"'' Get out of my street. '''Punks'''.''"
** Sarnel also has one because he kept chasing Maki around the sewers and didn't stop until he was unconscious due to getting hit by fire one time too many. {{Determinator}} clearly runs in the Sarghress/Tions family.
* Kiel's [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=8878 reaction]] to Khaless' BreakingSpeech about how they're NotSoDifferent, which involves FlippingTheBird with both hands. Then her demon friends (who [[BeyondTheFourthWall accurately depict the fans' reaction]]) [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=8887 respond in turn]].
* Ariel calling out her fellow soldiers for their disgraceful behaviour in Chapter 40 [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=8985 over here]]. Even though she's come to realize that the Sarghress aren't perfect, she's still willing to fight for the ideals the clan represents. And she manages to diffuse the situation by offering the slaves her freedom in exchange for helping them take back the district, proving that what she learned from Vaelia stuck with her.
** Later in the chapter she successfully assassinates [[spoiler:Nihi'liir]] while disguised. Besides the entire infiltration being quite impressive and showing the growth of her abilities, this kill was especially satisfying since the victim was an AlphaBitch par none.
* Shinae by virtue of the fact that she's even up and walking after [[spoiler:the horrific birth she went through the previous chapter]], even if it requires a walking cane and medical attendant. As if that wasn't enough, she then goes on to [[spoiler:curb stomp Ariel in two seconds flat after Ariel had spent the chapter building up her badass credentials]].
* Kyuusei's EvilGloating about how the Kyorl are an obedient people [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9387 promptly gets disproven]] by one who disobeys and [[spoiler:helps free those Kyorl targeted as part of ThePurge]]. Suck it, Kyuusei.
** And shortly after [[spoiler: He gets stabbed and then chucked out a window onto a very sharp statue that represents ''purges'' in the main courtyard, by the very people he intended to use as a RedHerring. Fifty points to the Order of Twin Eyes for sheer style.]]
* Quain'tana has been up to a lot, with brief glimpses of what she's been doing, but hasn't actually appeared fully on panel after the timeskip. [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9444 Until now]].
* In Chapter 43, Faen finally plucks up her courage, [[spoiler:walks up to Ariel and [[BigDamnKiss kisses her]] [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9466 full on the mouth.]]]]
* Filfrae [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=10031 goes out like a true Sarghress]] when she and her squad are being sadistically executed by Snadhya's airship. Besides [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=10028 barely reacting]] to her own hand dangling by a thread off her wrist after the first hit and being more concerned by the gruesome sight of what's happened to her companions, when she sees the ship powering up for round 2 her only reaction is to attempt to shield their youngest member, who's still alive, and actually manages to save her at the cost of her own life.
* In chapter 46, Zhor, whose body is still so weak he needs a wheelchair, [[spoiler:pins down Kalki after she chops off Ariel's arm.]]
* "A Sargheress does NOT steal from her fellow soldiers! [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=10178 She stands on her own two feet!]]" ''(proceeds to do exactly that [[spoiler: with a freshly severed arm]])'' To put this in perspective, [[spoiler: Ariel had just been abruptly and brutally crippled barely a few minutes ago]]. Yet even though she's in shock, severe pain, and is probably frightened out of her wits, she still has the strength of will to [[spoiler: reject an opportunity to become whole again at the cost of her fellow soldier]]. Now ''that'' is loyalty towards oneís ideals.
* Kalki hunts, mocks, and torments Ariel and her friends with impunity throughout much of chapter 46, and takes the opportunity to [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech rub their helplessness in their faces]] once itís clear she has the upper hand. She then launches an attack that ''[[OneHitKill cannot be blocked]]'' by any means known to Drowkind right at Arielís face. Ariel stops the attack dead in its tracks with [[BulletproofHumanShield one of Kalkiís own minions,]] and proceeds to [[ShutUpHannibal kick Kalkiís ass]] even though sheís unarmed and crippled.
** It's worth mentioning that the attack Kalki used had [[http://www.drowtales.com/longestwait.php?order=date&id=32 previously worked perfectly]] against one of the oldest and most powerful empresses in Chel's history. When the exact same attack was used on Ariel, she improvised a perfect defense on the spot, without even blinking.
** The fistfight with Kalki is even more impressive when you learn that, [[http://forums.drowtales.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18401 according to the author,]] Ariel ''wasn't even aware'' that she could use her "hair trick" before she tried it right then; she took on an adversary way above her class using tactics and skills she had never used before, [[spoiler: and damn near won.]]
* A double whammy on [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=10304 one page]]. First, Lulianne [[spoiler:stabs ''herself'' with her katana rather than be forced by Snadhya'rune and Khaless to kill Mikilu, the last surviving Val of her clan]]. And then Erelice [[spoiler:takes advantage of the confusion this causes to stab Snadhya'rune in the back as payback for what happened to her squad]].
* [[spoiler: Sarnel]]ís triumphant return [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=10310 on page 130.]] He beats the snot out of the minion that had been hounding him and his team for the last few months (real time), and makes his entrance by chucking her more than a dozen feet into the room. Even [[spoiler: being near death]] can't stop Shala from beaming at him.
* "You took my arm. [[spoiler: I'm taking yours]]".
** This is the first time an otherwise callous, supremely arrogant [[spoiler: Kalki]] has shown even the slightest trace of fear, [[OhCrap and she looks about ready to soil her pants.]]
** Then, once the deed is done and [[spoiler: Kalki]] starts ranting [[spoiler: about how she's not going to let Ariel take her place, Ariel responds by ''smashing her head into the wall with her foot.'' Hot ''damn'' that's satisfying.]]
** It becomes even '''''MORE''''' satisfying when you remember all the terrible things Kalki has done in the past, [[spoiler:including taking part in the Nidra'chaal war that her own mother engineered, killing off several members of her own family including the children of her aunts Sil'lice and Nisha'kanta Val'Sharen, and stabbing quite a few beloved characters InTheBack.]]
* The chapter's CMOA's just keep coming. [[spoiler: Left without a body thanks to Lulianne's HeroicSacrifice, Khaless looks for a new host, and seems to settle on Riz'riia, handcuffed and frozen while the guards run away... only to be distracted by Ere'lice, broken and possibly dying already from Snadya's attack, [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu flipping off Cthulhu]] and taunting the powerful demon into targeting her instead, in order to spare her clanmate being eaten and let her escape.]]
* Snadhya may be an amoral narcissist, but she has enough competence, [[CrazyPrepared foresight]], and [[GenreSavvy cleverness]] to vindicate her arrogance. A fine example of this is the end of chapter 46, where she [[spoiler: slaughters Kalki with a cursed gemstone, averting the ArchnemesisDad trope before it even had a chance to happen.]] She had probably created the stone ''years'' in advance, [[http://drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=10353 just for that situation.]]
** [[spoiler: Kalki]] had previously proven herself to be [[MadeOfIron nigh indestructible]],[[LightningBruiser freakishly fast]], and [[SmugSuper completely fearless]], to the point where she could toy with a half-dozen hardened veterans without breaking a sweat. [[spoiler: The loss of her arm non withstanding]], she could have [[DoNotGoGentle put up a decent fight]]. Snadhya [[CurbstompBattle beat her handily]] by [[NoSell tossing a trinket on the floor.]]
* In chapter 47, Quainítana finds herself being faced down by a 50ft golem with a 152mm cannon pointed right at her face; an extremely rare, impressive, and intimidating weapon within this comicís setting. Her response? ''ďIím fine with this. War is what weíre good at.Ē'' Her reputation (in universe and out) of being an implacable badass is very well deserved.
** Zala'ess gets one herself when Quain [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=10417 looms over her]] both figuratively and literally and Zala doesn't bat an eye. Sure, Zala may technically be an antagonist but it's easy to see why she still has plenty of fans.
** Quain'tana [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=10420 responds]] with a ShutUpHannibal using only ''two fingers'' and making it perfectly clear she's not falling for Zala's bullshit.
** Also it turns out both of them were putting on an act for the others, and drop it as soon as everyone's out of there so they can get down to the ''real'' negotiations. For both Quain, who's often compared to a gorilla and treated as if she's incapable of intrigue, and Zala to play along and not break character despite the pain and humiliation is awesome for both of them. And the mech thing above? That was essentially Quain calling their bluff, realizing there's no way they'd actually fire since it would take out all of them.