Awesome: My Little Avengers
- Big Mac's first transformation into Thor, effortlessly fighting off the Ursa Minor he'd previously been fleeing from.
- Thor's first act of heroism in the story, curbstomping the Wrecker and saving Rainbow Dash's life.
- Fin Fang Foom is wiping the floor with Big Mac/Thor, telling him he is a mere imitation of the real Thor, and unworthy of his power. Then he threatens Big Mac's family, and Thor proceeds to go apeshit and kill him.
- Each of the other future Avengers gets one in their initial appearance:
- Spitfire's first use of her Firebird powers, defeating the MLP version of the Hulk.
- Blueblood proving he really has changed, with his first act as Iron Pony being to save Rarity from Whiplash. Turns out this was a Secret Test of Character Rarity and Celestia set up for him, but he passed, so it counts.
- Caramel's first act with the power of Captain Equestria being to hunt down the Loki spy who'd attempted to sabotage the project and capturing him. Especially impressive for a pony who up till then had a dismal track record of getting anything done right.
- The Avengers managing to work together for their first real mission and defeat the Juggernaut.
- Stan Lee's Rousing Speech to Big Mac, bringing him out of his Heroic BSOD, is a combination of this and Crowning Moment of Heartwarming. Hell, so is the fact that the author managed to give Stan Lee a cameo, for that matter.
- Big Mac using The Power of Friendship to restore his teammates' powers after Loki perverted that same magic to remove them.
- Big Mac and Pinkie managing to trick Loki, allowing Big Mac to retake Mjolnir and Thor's power.
Thor: LOKI! I WOULD HAVE WORDS WITH THEE!
- All of the Avengers vs Dark Avengers fights during the Final Battle, but Captain Equestria's is especially notable for breaking through the Penance Stare through sheer willpower, while giving a "World of Cardboard" Speech to boot.
Captain Equestria: No! I will not give up! I will not give in! I am not a failure! I am Captain bucking Equestria! And you! ARE UNDER! ARREST!Ghost Flyer: I-IMPOSSIBLE! NOPONY CAN RESIST THE PENANCE STARE!Captain Equestria: Call me nopony then. Because I never give up. No matter what. Even if I know I'll just screw up again, I keep trying. Because every once in a while, I get a day like today. A day when I win.
Iron Pony: (interrupting Red Skull's Hannibal Lecture about destiny) Stop. That's not greatness. That's just vanity. I got the two mixed up before. But let me tell you something. I never did anything. All I ever did was sit around lazily, devour food, complain, and treat everypony like dirt. That was my destiny. To be a burden until the day I died, and then forgotten by everypony save those who hated me. And had I clung to that stupid, selfish destiny, I'd be dead now. Pierced through the heart by a piece of masonry, my entire life bereft of meaning. [...] But I cast aside that destiny. I cast aside my idiotic 'superiority'. I got down on my knees and begged a pony I had once thought beneath me, not even worthy of my notice, to help me. And now? I'm here. [...] So I've decided. If destiny means being a selfish bully, blind to the needs of those around me... I want no part of it!
- The other fights are only slightly less impressive, as Firebird and Iron Pony manage to turn Iron Monger and the Red Skull's own Hannibal Lectures back on them before defeating them. Iron Pony even gives his own "World of Cardboard" Speech, though his somewhat lacks the "oomph" of the Captain's.
- While he may be the Big Bad, Loki still has his moments. First, when he reveals how he's manipulated the entire story up to that point to his favor; then, when he shows that he anticipated Trixie's betrayal and deals with it; and finally, when he manages to die happy, content that his death will mutate all of Equestria, creating the world ruled by magic he'd always wanted.