And in Volume 4, she gets not one, but *three* such moments in the last story. First, she rallies the few people there still capable of fighting to defend the depowered supers. Then, she beats down the traitorous dWARF/Fleshmaster - using a glorious bit of I Am Not Left-Handed in the process, asserting her nature with a Shut Up, Hannibal!/You Suck speech in the process, and finally says that when and if she wins an award, it's going to be a genuine one. All of this despite knowing that she'd been set up for a Carrie-at-the-prom prank.
Empowered: I do this stupid job because I'm fucking Driven to do it!
Empowered: Unlike You, I do this stupid, Stupid job because—
Empowered: Because... This... Is... What... I... AM!!!