- Siegfried vs. Nightmare during the climax of Soulcalibur III. The winner then gets an awesome Pre-Asskicking One-Liner when he turns to fight you:
- Ezio Auditore's announcement trailer. The trailer initially plays it up as a Nightmare-kicking-everybody-else's-asses trailer, only for the trailer to "glitch" up... Ezio shows up a couple of minutes later, and asskicking ensues. (All to a remix of "Venice Rooftops," no less.)
- And at the end, having taken Nightmare's spotlight completely, he faces down the abomination calmly... And then uses the hidden blade on Nightmare.
- During the ending of Chronicles of the Sword, your protagonist is hailed as a hero—and has a statue built in his/her honor.
- The series' signature intro quotes create rare moments where character taunts match up perfectly, such as...
Algol: "Fighting is my all... it is my existence!"
Nightmare: "Your existence is meaningless!"
Talim: "I don't want to fight!"
Raphael: "Very well, let us dance."
Raphael: "Would you like a taste of my power?"
Mitsurugi: "Let me give you a taste... of my steel."
Created Characternote : "Why do you choose to fight?"
Siegfried: "You could never understand."
Female Voice 4note : "Effort and talent, they are meaningless."
Female Voice 2note : "What would you call true strength?"
- Cassandra's SCIV ending. Not only does she manage to defeat Algol and destroy Soul Edge, she also manages to break up Soul Calibur with her own hands. Too bad it's non-canon. But the best part has to be this:
Soul Calibur: You dare extinguish the light of humanity just to suit yourself?
Cassandra: After what you've done to Sophitia... You call yourself the light of humanity? GET SERIOUS!!! (snaps Soul Calibur in two)
- 'Also from SCIV, Sophitia's ending... is one for Algol.
- And one in Ivy's ending, for her sword.
- Some of the Destined Battle cutscenes in SCII are this. Some of the most notable ones are Maxi getting the drop on Astaroth and managing to bring him to his knees with his attacks, and Heihachi rebuffing Raphael with a Barehanded Blade Block.
- Understated example: in his ending in SCIII, Rock Adams returns to his home in the Americas by swimming across the Atlantic Ocean!