Awesome / Zorro

The Japanese anime
  • In the fourth episode four soldiers are smart enough to avert Mook Chivalry and gang up on Zorro, only for him to block all their swords and physically push them back all at the same time. Then he disarmed them all at the same time.
    • The blocking part was epic enough it got reused again and again.
  • In the sixth episode the Villain of the Week is Drago, a hypnotist who uses a jewel on his sword to act, and in the final fight Zorro has to fight with his eyes closed... And as they're on the yard of a ship he can't go back much. Then Zorro is pushed back a bit too much, falls down... And then uses the whip to grab the yard, jump back up and flying kicking Drago in the sea.
  • In episode 7 Diego making a complete fool of the entire garrison without leaving his prison cell.
  • In episode 8 Raymund attempted to quell the malcontent over his tyranny by having the local journalist assassinated and then forbidding him a funeral and setting the same sniper on Zorro. Not only Zorro has bulletproof padding and exposes the assassin (who Raymund has shot to prevent him from confessing at the trial) before forcing Raymund to allow the funeral, but one of the locals decide to continue with the journal, destroying any advantage the commander had from the successful assassination.
  • Episode 9 has William Kidd's treasure: his ship, hidden underground.
  • Episode 11:
    • Zorro being surrounded by six members of a gang of money counterfeiters and invoking Mook Chivalry by charging them, quickly dispatching them.
    • Zorro had found the counterfeiters by following Bernardo and his friends Manuel and Sergio, but the three children got found, and one of the counterfeiters was about to kill Manuel. Cue Sergio (who had been depicted as a coward until now) grab a pole and charge the bandit, knocking him out. Then they notice that Zorro is about to be overwhelmed... And so they topple the gigantic pouring vessel filled of molten metal on the bandits. Zorro doesn't have any issue with the bandits anymore.
  • Episode 13:
    • Bernardo going Home Alone on two bandits and winning.
      • At the end the two bandits manage to take Arianna hostage right as Bernardo was kicking them out with a frying pan. Bernardo's about to surrender... Then his dog Figaro sets the hostage-taker's pants on fire (one of the traps was heating up the main door's doorknobs with candles, and the dog is very smart), and as he screams Bernardo and Lolita takes them down.
    • In the meantime Zorro was outside fighting the smarter leader of the bandits (who had sent in his dimwitted accomplices alone so they could learn stealing on their own without depending on him). We see them fighting on horseback, then we cut to Bernardo versus the idiots... And when we cut back to the fight outside, Zorro is throwing the bandit and his horse across the clearing and through the property gate.
      • Also one for the poor bandit, as he still manages to fight for a while after this.
  • Episode 14: the Red Wolves, a large bandit gang, attack a stagecoach to kidnap a rich kid on it... And Garcia and newly-introduced character captain Jekyll decimate them, and would have killed them all had the kid not wandered back to where the bandits were getting exterminated and got captured. There was a good reason Raymund had sent them to escort the coach...
  • Episode 15:
    • Jekyll has to take on a large bandit gang because the other soldiers refuse to help him due it being a feast. By the time Zorro shows up to help he's about to be overwhelmed, but has already taken down a quarter of the bandits.
    • Later Jekyll pulls two other awesome moments: when four bandits later to attack him together from different directions he takes them out with one slash; and after the bandits are all dealt with he attacks Zorro and gives him a run for his money. Too bad Zorro had to leave for a previous engagement...
    • What was the previous engagement? The annual fencing tournament, with the prize being a kiss from the winner of the dancing contest, who this year is Lolita. And Zorro, tired from defeating half the bandits, shows up, takes on Gabriel, who had some rest after defeating the last contestant and is cheating to boot (one of the soldiers is using a mirror to blind Zorro with the sun's reflex), and wins.
  • In the final episode we have a furious Garcia on the dishing end of a Curb-Stomp Battle. The receiving end? Lieutenant Gabriel. Yes, Garcia crushed the guy who usually gives Zorro a run for his money.
    • There's also how he did that. Upon seeing Garcia coming to arrest him for high treason or kill him in the attempt, Gabriel smirked and advanced confiding in his superior swordsmanship, only to jump back in astonished fear when Garcia slashed faster and harder than Gabriel could block. Garcia continued slashing with no skill but overwhelming speed and strength, forcing Gabriel to walk back in the attempt to gain enough space to regroup and bring his superior skills to bear, until he fell in the village's fountain and lost his sword, at which point Garcia repeated the order of surrender while holding him at swordpoint.

Isabel Allende's novel
  • Well before Diego's birth, Alejandro de la Vega, then still a military officer, has to defend a Francescan mission from about 150 rebelling Indios, and only has five soldiers, the Francescan brother (a former soldier) and a few Indios. Not only he easily wins the battle and suppresses the revolt with superior smarts, but he does it losing only one of his Indios (a girl who was there to reload muskets).
  • As children, Diego and Bernardo (and Garcia) capturing a live bear to make it dance in the town square and get the local bullies to leave Garcia alone. Considering what Diego and the others had done, the bullies didn't dare tormenting Garcia anymore.