- The Tick's defeat of Barry is one of the few scenes the comic and the cartoon shared. Short, but very, VERY sweet.
Barry: Where's the jerk who calls himself 'the Tick'?!The Tick (proudly): I'm that jerk! Who wants to know?
- From The Tick: New Series #2, Chairface makes multiple successful attempts to escape prison, only failing due to dumb luck or his own bewilderment at how easy it was.
- Getting to see how Sewer Urchin is really a very effective superhero and complete badass when he's working on his home turf.
- Issue 100, The Tick/Invincible: The two heroes team up to battle Martin of Mars (Imagine Martian Manhunter crossed with Marvin The Martian). It's a fun romp...until Martin disintegrates Arthur. Understandably upset, they decide to FLY TO MARS AND SHOVE THE MOON ONTO MARTIN'S BASE, PINNING HIM TO THE GROUND. Very possibly the coolest thing the character has ever done.
- "The Tick vs. Filth" is one big, sustained moment for Sewer Urchin. After years of taking everyone's crap and being regarded as moronic and useless, he is revealed to be just as much of a hero as everyone else in his native environment, living in a luxurious apartment with all kinds of gadgets to take down sewer dwelling monsters.
"Down here, I'm the apotheosis of cool."
- "PUT THE MOON BACK, DEMON WAIF!"
- A lot of the Tick's speeches, though incredibly funny, are also surprisingly insightful and some are even somewhat inspiring in a certain hammy way.
The Tick: "We're super heroes man, we don't have time to be charming! The boots of evil were made for walking! We're watching the big picture friend, we know the score! We are a public service, not glamor boys! Not captains of industry, not makers of things! Keep your vulgar monies! We are a justice sandwich, no toppings necessary!"
- The Tick storming the government lab while under Mr. Mental's control, calmly tearing through every obstacle in his way. A rather chilling taste of how effective and brutal the Tick could be without his gung ho heroic attitude.
- The ending of The Tick vs. The Idea Men, where the Tick fails to disarm a powerful bomb that's barely a meter away from his face. Obviously, he's unharmed, but that had to hurt a little.
- The majority of the city's heroes have intentionally stupid or useless powers (such as The Carpeted Man who gives electric shocks, and whose costume has him constantly on the verge of heatstroke), but the equally silly villains tend to make the most of their dumb gimmicks. For instance, The Breadmaster bakes pastries of mass destruction. Possibly amongst the lamest supervillain gimmicks of all time. And yet, he and Buttery Pat easily hold their own against The Tick and use quick-expanding bread as a legitimately dangerous weapon.
- In "Tick Vs Dinosaur Neil", Tick risks life and limb to feed Neil a giant aspirin, which will reverse his transformation. This is even commented on by the news reporter, who also Lampshades how Tick is risking himself while Der Fledermaus, stated as a representative for the superhero community, said they'd "sit this one out".
Caped Chameleon: This is looking kinda bad, isn't it?
- Arthur's journey from a timid wannabe-hero, to a competent and capable, albeit still timid, sidekick. By season 2, he's recognized as The City's most prominent sidekick.
- Tellingly, in "Tick Vs Europe", the superheroine Eclair immediately views Arthur as an equal, despite her powers dwarfing even Tick's. He ends up being vital in taking down the Breadmaster after he has Eclair dead to rights.
- The scene in "Tick Vs The Idea Men" showing all the City's superheroes rallying against the Idea Men. Granted, most of them dont actually REACH the bad guys, but hey, B+ for effort.
Amazon Prime Series Examples
- The Tick confronting The Pyramid Gang in a warehouse, no selling every attack, from having a board smashed in his face, to a dozen guns firing at once. That's not the awesome part. The awesome part is seeing Tick hamming it up, and laughing like a maniac as the whole gang opens fire.
Enough of your hot little bullets!
- The Tick's fight with Overkill is one for both of them. It starts with Tick shrugging off a volley of attacks without effort, even complimenting Overkill on the bomb used on him. Then, realising he can't hurt him, Overkill finds a way to turn the fight around in his favour by squeezing Tick's antennae and throwing him out the window.
- The above is followed by perhaps the most Tick-like moment of all; turning even his own getting thrown out a multi-story window into a speech about destiny and embracing it.
- The rescue at the end of episode six, with Tick struggling to hold up a teetering bus while Arthur rescues the people trapped inside. It's the moment where Arthur ceases to be a hapless victim running in a stolen suit and becomes a real superhero.