* After both the Tick and Arthur had basically been TheLoad for Sewer Urchin inside of the sewers during their mission in there, they're able to directly contribute to the villain's defeat. Urchin gives them a big thumbs up and says, "Nice work."
** Even better, when the trio goes back to the diner for some well-deserved refresements and Die Fledermaus starts to make fun of Sewer Urchin, The Tick ''immediately'' stands up for him.
* Chairface Chipendale referring all the villains that came to his party as friends. Several other villains get chocked up when he reveals he never could make any friends due to his face.
* Whereas the majority of the amateur superheroes in the cartoon are superheroes out of boredom, appearances, fame, etc., The Tick and Arthur are superheroes out of the need and want to stop crime. As Arthur put it, he may be a better accountant, but that job doesn't save lives.
* In the live-action episode "The License", despite the woman being a criminal who lied about being his "wife", the Tick leaves her a good-bye note, presumably thanking her for making him feel that he belonged somewhere.