* Matter-Eater Lad takes a big bite out of the Emerald Eye of Ekron, finally defeating the Emerald Empress (otherwise the mistress of VillainExitStageLeft) permanently.
* Bouncing Boy showing his leadership potential during "Chain of Command". He somehow displays awesome powers of strategy, saves an entire planet from storms, and even gets kissed on the cheek by Triplicate Girl (AKA the girl in the striped miniskirt). This rightfully ''earned'' him his DarkhorseVictory to become the leader at the end of the episode.
** Slightly negated by the fact that nobody ever mentions this again in season 2.
* In his debut episode, Timber Wolf [[CallingTheOldManOut calls out his father]] on his crappy treatment of him and others, then proceeds to trash his lab in a fury (which includes ''punching a hole'' through solid metal to tear out the wires and ripping out an ''operating table'' from the floor and ''throwing it'' at a bunch of computer screens). Earlier, he [[MightyRoar roars]] at the animal test subjects who looked ready to maul his [[AbusiveParents Dad]]. Given how [[UngratefulBastard he was acting at this stage]], this was so richly deserved.
--> '''Dr. Londo:''' "Not even intergalactic law can touch me, and why would they? My work is a gift, I create life!"
--> '''Timber Wolf:''' "[[ShutUpHannibal What you create is suffering]] and the forest out there is filled with it!! Children expect their parents to ''protect'' them, [[GuineaPigFamily the only thing I've ever been to you is a science experiment! Your own son!!]] ''(proceeds to virtually destroy everything in the lab. After he's done, he gives his father an over-the-shoulder cold glare)'' [[TranquilFury ''Never again."]] ''(cue his shocked father kneeling in the ruins of his burning lab)''
* The [[HeroicSacrifice death of Ferro Lad]] in destroying the Sun Eater is both awesome and a {{Tearjerker}}. Superman's [[NoHoldsBarredbeatdown response]] to its master afterwards [[BewareTheNiceOnes is even better]].
-->'''Ferro Lad''': "[[FacingTheBulletsOneLiner Long live the Legion]]".
* Watching the Legion of Substitute Heroes get their act together and defeat Starfinger definitely counts. It just goes to show you that the underdogs can come out on top, even if no one believes in them. Their powers might not have been as cool or as strong as the rest of the Legionnaires', but when it came time to step it up, they made a pretty good team.
* When Brainiac 5 beats up [[spoiler:Brainiac 1.0]].
--->'''Brainiac 5:''' Now I am going to tell you one last time. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Get. Out. Of. My. Head!]]
** Added awesomeness by puncturing each word with a blow.
* [[ItMakesSenseInContext Imperiex and Kel having to work together to save a child]] ends with both of them firing lasers at what can only be called [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Cowboy Terminator from the 4th millenium]]. Can you guess [[StuffBlowingUp what]] happens?
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