In order to takes down some flying Republic Zoids, Van and and Irvine work together by jumping off each other's Zoids to propel them up to a height to swat them from the sky. It's a skill that Van maintains for the rest of the show and lets him take out fliers in a freaking Shield Liger.
The first time the Blade Liger's swords unfurl and Van uses them to cut a Zaber Fang clean in half. Mid-Season Upgrade says hello.
Van finally getting the upper hand on Raven after losing to him for several episodes and destroying his Zaber Fang.
Van defeating Raven when his Blade Liger was repaired from Zeke and Fiona's intervention.
Van rushes off to the valley of Rare Hertz to save Fiona and has a one on one fight with Hiltz in the Death Stinger, a super Zoid that has been hounding the heroes for half a dozen episodes and required at least three people to fight on somewhat even ground. Van actually manages to hold it off, prompting a This Cannot Be! from Hiltz until he retreats.
Van defeating the true Death Saurer after being shot out of the gravity cannon. He does all of this without Zeke or Fiona either, showing just how far he's come from when he defeated the Death Saurer the first time.
The moment when the heart of Irvine's Command Wolf is able to fully integrate into his new Lightning Saix.
When Raven comes back in Guardian Force and has Van on the ropes, Moonbay drives her freaking Gustav into the battle to block a shot from the Geno Saurer's Wave Motion Gun.
Van takes on an entire squad of bandits while injured and piloting a hijacked Rev Raptor, a Zoid that is mostly considered cannon fodder. Even the bandits are amazed at the feats that he's able to pull off in that thing.
Raven takes down three Geno Saurers in his Geno Breaker all on his own. He even kills the third one without Shadow's help.
Thomas manages to take down his Brainwashed and Crazy brother without injuring him. Keep in mind his brother was not only a respected officer and pilot but was also in control of an Iron Kong, one of the strongest Zoids in the empire's arsenal.