* ''Film/KamenRiderTheFirst'' and its sequel ''Film/KamenRiderTheNext'': The obligatory pre-kill-everything Rider poses.
** That, and [[spoiler: Shiro Kazami/Rider V3, while surrounded by fire, using a Rider Punch on his own, horribly mutated sister to fulfill her wish to die rather than live in pain.]]
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* The first fight Kamen Rider 1 has with Spider Man and the Shocker foot soldiers. Really got to hand it to the stunt work there, especially for a first episode.
* Episode 2's night fights against Bat Man and Shocker's combatants.
* Episodes 6 and 7. Full stop.
** To elaborate, these episodes were the first two-parter episodes in Kamen Rider history, and it delves on the MOTW Grimreaper Chameleon searching for the Nazi's hidden treasure in Japan. Of course Hongo found out of Shocker's plot and plans to stop them. Meanwhile, the Great Leader had his scientists find a way to stop Kamen Rider, preventing him to transfrom by confining him to a traphole (where he transformed anyway). The next episode, we're shown Hongo as the Kamen Rider about to be crushed by a descending ceiling, the pressure and lack of wind to activate the Typhoon's turbine resulted in Hongo reverting back to a human form. Fortunately, a Nazi box Hongo acquired from the last episode, in Shocker's hands, was a fake and he told them that only he knows where the real deal was, resulting in Hongo getting out alive and escaping. In the climax, Shocker found the location of the buried treasure and when they opened it... Kamen Rider was inside! Regardless of how Hongo does that, he fought all of the Shocker goons and defeated Chameleon. But after Rider Kicking him, instead of letting him dissolve like the previous MOTW, he Rider Chops him and cracks his skull open! Yeah, the effect was done by smashing a mirror with the Chameleon suit reflected on it, but its implication of how strong the Rider Chop could do against an enemy was quite clear!
* Episode 12: Two scientists are strong-armed into making a weapon for Shocker. In the climax of the episode, the MonsterOfTheWeek is giving Hongo a lot of trouble. The scientists turn their weapon on the monster, taking him out. It's a very rare instance of someone ''other'' than a Rider, without any powers at all, just the tools at hand, defeating a monster. You can probably count on one hand the number of times it's happened in the franchise's 45+ years.
* Episode 13, where Kamen Rider #1 beats up EVERY SINGLE ONE of Shocker's monsters that appeared thus far, plus the new MOTW. There's a reason this episode was adapted into a movie.
* While filming for episode 10, Hiroshi Fujoka got into a motorcycle accident - footage prior to the crash was used in the episode. (He apparently remembers up to the point where he took his leg, badly twisted out of position, and realigned it. That is ''definitely'' a CMOA for the actor!) This put Rider #1 out of commission, while Rider #2 took over beating the crap out of Shocker. Several months later, Fujioka recovered and returned to the show - and thus the Double Riders were born.
* Episode 15, Hayato's debut. All of it.
* The awesome final showdown between Pirasaurus and Kamen Rider #2 in episode 17. Even to this day the fight choreography holds up pretty well, especially for it's time.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvnA-4Cv0hs&t=139s Rider #1's battle with Ambassador Hell/Garagaranda in Episode 79]].
* Episode 94, where the Double Riders fight the Shocker Riders, their evil copies, and defeat them by forcing them to give chase in circles, then leaping high into the air, as their doppelgangers follow, and they subsequently collide and are blasted into smithereens.
* The last episode. Where do we begin...
** At the start: Hongo is frozen and cannot transform into Rider #1, helpless as Hiruchameleon is about to suck the blood off his friends... then Hayato comes in and in true badass fashion, wrecks the whole joint, allowing Hayato and the rest to escape.
** Then after that the Double Riders fight Hiruchamelon and his Gel-Shocker Combatmen... on a moving rollercoaster.
** And the final battle, where, in an almost the same fashion as Episode 13's, just before facing the Great Leader of Shocker, the BigBad himself, Hongo and Hayato go toe-to-toe against an army of Gel-Shocker's monsters.
* [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QbBpwJdibX8/TYOEShlB6mI/AAAAAAAAC_E/hGOZpHUW3hs/s1600/1300435532337.jpg This image, post the Sendai earthquake an subsequent tsunami.]]
* For the franchise as a whole, going a legitimate 1,000 episodes an counting. For a kid's show franchise to last that long, you know Kamen Rider as a whole is something special.