One of the earliest moments in the series that will elicit a laugh is during the otherwise hazardous Straits of Magellan. Due to an argument belowdecks, Sancho and Pedro inadvertently steer the ship in such a way that causes a scheming Gomez and Gaspard to lock lips. Later, when Mendoza orders the ship to turn to starboard, Gaspard looses his balance once more, to Gomez's clear dismay.
Several times, Esteban gets side tracked by butterflies. Lampshaded by Tao during the trip to the Fort of the Black Eagle, who speculates that there may be no butterflies in Spain. This trait receives a call back in season two, when Esteban follows a butterfly around a Shaolin temple.
While in China, Ambrosius tour the locals by introducing himself as a member of the Order of the Hourglass. His tone is upbeat and overly enthusiastic. However, people aren't welcoming and they slammed their door on his face. As more people he visit, his tone becomes less enthusiastic, more neutral and then depressed.
Gaspard tries to demonstrate how to fire a rifle to a squadron of Japanese infantrymen, and ends up almost killing the Daimyo.
Esteban tried to sneak out at night so he can explore a temple nearby, defying Mendoza's orders to wait in the morning. On his way out, Zia caught him. Esteban tried to make up excuses and Zia cut him off by saying she's been waiting for him for a long time so they can sneak out together.