In the Oosawa manga, Tiltyu makes an early appearance in the Madino arc as the army is facing Jacoban. Sherides in, whips out her Torron tome, and absolutely pwns his ass, then rides off with a smirk as Sigurd, Azel, and Lex look on in surprise.
In games, give Leaf the killing shot against Trabant. An amazing Badass Boast will come in.
Leaf: Trabant, we meet at last... I... I've waited so long for this day to arrive... I've dreamed of killing you with my bare hands, and I've lived to carry it out!!
Again, in the Oosawa manga: chapter 13 is a whole chapter of awesome for Levin, since he graduates to Guile Hero when he and Fury manage to infiltrate Augusty and pave the way for Sigurd's force to go Storming the Castle.
Sylvia gets hers in chapter 34 of the Oosawa manga, via pulling a Sheryl Nome through refusing to give into despair and singing/dancing for the villagers while Levin is in a Hostage Situation, so the people around her will not be depressed and lose faith. She does it fully knowing that they could perfectly kill her for that in the spot. This also paves the way for Fury and Claud getting theirs when they rescue Levin fast and flawlessly.
As hard as it is, it's still insanely satisfying to defeat Julius/Loptyr without Julia and Naga, if only because of the fact that you're killing an ancient Earth Dragon (well, technically just his vessel), without any sort of divine aid. His sheer disbelief about being slain by mere humans is the icing on the cake.
Sigurd, for all his faults, still managed to conquer half the continent with only himself and a small Ragtag Bunch of Misfits for help.