When Sunny tried to fight back against Taeyeon's attempted kidnapper. (A little perspective: Sunny's about 5'1 and 43kg, but she still gave it her all. Damn.)
Some might also say their song Star Star Star is this and an example of Crowning Music of Awesome, as it gives all the members (except Yoona) a moment to shine in a gorgeous ballad with almost no auto-tune. It's become almost irrefutable proof that these girls can SING. See it live.
This video of them doing "Genie" with no backing music. Granted, some members are a bit wobbly and off key, but they completely own the song!
Jessica recently passed out from exhaustion during one the performances of her musical. Did she lie down and rest? Nope, she came out and apologized (she had to be carried out, but she refused to let everyone down).