- The super-powered finishers Nier does at the end of every boss fight.
- Special mention to the final fight with the Knave of Hearts, when Nier stops playing around and kills it, once and for all, by strangling it with Dark Hand.
- When the player finally gets to see in-game the scene that goes along with Kaine's dialogue at startup.
Kaine: [to Weiss] Now pull your head out of your goddamn ass and start fucking helping us!
- Father Nier reaction when he sees the Knaves of Hearts tearing the door down.
Weiss: Dear lord, what is that thing?Nier: Something that's gonna die.
- Sechs, King of Facade, turns into a walking Crowning Moment of Awesome in the second half of the game.
- A meta-example, but one worth nothing, nonetheless - in spite of its failure at retail, the game is getting another instalment, developed by PlatinumGames.