- Vivi refusing to give up despite the fact that it seems like Luffy has died and all hope is lost
- Luffy slowly coming back from the dead
- Zoro's defiant to the end, just like his captain.
- For the crew itself. They're still willing to fight Crocodile despite Luffy dying
- Luffy killing Crocodile. He only has enough energy for a single strike and he makes it count.
- Luffy managing to hurt Smoker in their fight. Keep in mind he's now just a normal human. Using tactics, common sense and sheer determination he manages to hurt Smoker.
- Luffy stealing Smoker's Jitte.
- Zoro's complete lack of a sense of direction lets him ignore Isaac's powers that ruin a person's sense of directon.
- Luffy, despite being completely outclassed, attempts a Heroic Sacrifice against the Devil Fruit hunters.
- He gets away when he remembers that while he no longer has a Devil Fruit, he can swim now and smashes the dock they're fighting on.
- Conis manages to defeat Yama.
- Tashigi takes a stand against Smoker, stating the Strawhats don't deserve to die. She loses the fight, but it's badass regardless.
- Nami beats Ohm using Confusion Fu and Psychic Static.
- Usopp eats a Devil Fruit and beats Isaac and Berrit.
- Luffy unlocks Haki and learns Geppo through sheer force of will.
- Gan Fall shows up to fight Enel after eating the Metal Metal Fruit.
- Pagaya defeats Marcus.
- Vivi fully unlocks her Sand Sand powers.
- Luffy defeats Enel by force feeding him the Metal Metal Fruit.
- Luffy's taken so many levels in badass that even when he's half-dead, Smoker realizes he doesn't stand a chance against Luffy.
- During her sham of a trial, Tashigi snaps, declares herself a spy for the Strawhats, takes the blame for every military failure in the last five years, and openly questions Akainu's sexuality.
- Vice Admiral Tsuru "accidentally" cuts the transmission before Akainu can order Tashigi's arrest or execution and gives Tashigi a Suspiciously Specific Denial to help her escape the Marine base.
- Smoker refuses to arrest Tashigi because he's been relieved of his authority.
- Despite (or rather because of) being robbed of most of his senses, Zoro fully unlocks Observation Haki and kills the mercenary fighting him.
- Aisa does... something, and takes out the mercenary fighting her and Wiper.
- The half-dead Usopp pulling a *Click* Hello on a mercenary using the man's own grenade launcher.