- Noriko's Big Damn Heroes moment in the fourth episode, where the audience finds out what she and the Gunbuster can do.
"Smith , the old me is dying with you. From here on, I am reborn!"
- Noriko and Kazumi in Gunbuster ripping apart the alien fleet in episode 5.
- For the first three episodes, Noriko had been an insecure girl searching for her papa. In this episode she becomes a goddess of destruction and is elevated into the realm of mecha legend.
- In Diebuster, Nono being revealed as Buster Machine #7.
- INAZUMA DOUBLE KICK!!!!!!
- The Super Inazuma Kick, and everything that comes after.
- A meta one: Noriko was such a badass that she served as the basis for some of Gainax's greatest heroes. Shinji, Natoa and especially Simon owe everything to her. She's a bigger badass than them all.