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General Examples:

  • Every time a protagonist says, "I don't think so!", you know the villain has just crossed a line and is in trouble.

Season 1:

  • Dot's nice comeback from the very first episode:
    Megabyte: My, my. What a messy establishment.
    Dot: But we're still in business. Why don't you place an order? To go.
  • Also doubling as a funny moment, Enzo pulling out a surprise win in "Quick And The Fed" by throwing a well-aimed megaphone at the User's weak spot, taking him out and ending the game. Granted, it was after Dot weakened him, but still, how many ReBoot characters can claim that their very first win in a game was by Cherry Tapping?
    • Great as it was, that scene as a whole is a Moment Of Awesome for Dot. The game they're in has a medieval theme, and Bob, with his big heroic suit of armor, thinks Dot is trapped in the big tower, and dying of the magnetic erasure that put her on the shelf earlier in the episode. The one who rebooted into the damsel in distress is actually Enzo, in a poofy dress. And then Bob discovers Dot's long since been cured, and swordfighting the User, by herself, in her own suit of armor. Yeah, Bob's a great hero and all, but Dot can take care of herself.
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  • "In The Belly Of The Beast" is an episode-long Moment Of Awesome for Frisket. Megabyte's brought Frisket and Enzo to the Tor, locked Frisket in restraints, and gets his men to operate and fish out a weapon that Frisket swallowed. With a little help from Enzo, Frisket frees himself, then chases off all Megabyte's men, makes Megabyte stand down in a confrontation, and then poops out the weapon, jumps from the top of the tower to the ground and leaves with Enzo. Frisket did most of that stuff with indigestion. What a good doggo!
  • The guitar duel between Megabyte and Bob in "Talent Night". They're jamming on their electric guitars at Enzo's birthday party. Hey, Megabyte's a Magnificent Bastard: he lives for scenes like this. May be Awesome Music as well as a Funny Moment due to the awesome riffs and the crazy juxtaposition of the villain engaging in a rock-off with The Hero.
    Megabyte: I've always wanted to do that.
  • "Wizards, Warriors, And A Word From Our Sponsor" is Mike The TV's moment in the sun. During a particularly hazardous game, he advertises kitchen products, spews countless corny taglines, and, with a little ingenuity, actually saves Dot, Bob and Enzo from various demons. For instance, in a dungeon lit by a candle on the wall, a giant monster-shadow manages to nearly throw Dot to her death, and make the others cower in fear. What does Mike do when he's cornered by the shadow thing? Blow out the stupid candle.
    • The best part? Mike is the one who makes a game-winning catch at the end.
  • "The Tiff." Bob and Dot have a major spat over Bob's "living on the edge" lifestyle versus Dot's careful schedules. Of course, the two wind up stuck in a game cube together, so after putting aside their differences, they successfully integrate both of their usual approaches to win, with Bob showing shades of The Smart Guy and Dot being a more impulsive Action Girl. It's an awesome sequence for many reasons, primarily in how it shows how much Bob and Dot truly need each other.
  • Hexadecimal's Batman Gambit in The Medusa Bug, manipulating Megabyte into stealing the titular weapon from her and becoming its first victim.
    Hex: Now I suppose you'll want thanks for all your hard work?
    • Not only that... She WINS. The Medusa Bug infects the entire system. Not to be outdone, Bob hits her with a Batman Gambit of his own, when he makes the Queen of Chaos realize that she's the queen of a system where nothing will change ever again.
    Hex: Much as I enjoy the chaos you bring to my life, it is time to be rid of you once and for all!
    Bob: I like..... uh, I like how you've changed Mainframe!
    Hex: Do you? And why is that, my love?
    Bob: Well, now that everything is set in stone, you've made everything so predictable.
    Hex (genuinely befuddled): What do you mean?
    Bob: Everyone in the same spot, never changing. Never moving. Nothing but still and quiet. How very peaceful it will all be now.
    Bob: No more battles with Megabyte...
    Hex: Quiet! Silence!
    Bob: No more unexpected turn of events...
    Hex: No! No! What Have I Done?! No!!!
    Bob: Just peace, and calm, forever.
    Hex: No! No! I must... I must stop it! Stop it from going so very wrong!!!
    [after a Beat, Hex simply snaps her fingers and the Medusa Bug effects completely reverse themselves all over Mainframe, then Hex simply walks off]
    Bob (to Scuzzy): Now that is one strange lady.
  • In retrospect, the Crimson Binome. He's one of the few people to have subdued Frisket. Not even Megabyte has dared getting too close to Frisket!
    • The episode that introduced the pirates is full of these. Not only does Captain Capacitor defeat Frisket like it's nothing, Princess Bula defeats Bob in combat (albeit while he had his hands full fighting the pirate crew and was Glitch-less), Bob escapes from the pirate's prison and cripples the ship giving Dot the chance to catch up, and at the end once brute force has failed to stop the pirates Dot snatches victory from defeat using her amazing marketing skills and proving her methods to be vastly more profitable than the pirates own.
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    • And to make things even more awesome, Dot's actions in this episode would wind up becoming a Chekhov's Gun in season 3 and lay the groundwork for saving all of Mainframe from Megabyte and getting Bob rescued from the Web. Why? Because due to Captain Capacitor's loyalty and respect for her, he and his crew became indispensable allies when they were needed the most.

Season 2:

  • Slash gets one in "Gigabyte". The titular virus (a combination of Hexadecimal and his boss Megabyte) drains Hack of energy. This enrages Slash so much that he uppercuts Gigabyte all the way back to Mainframe from the island that Bob was trying to use to get distance between the Principal Office. Despite boxing Bob's plans, this was undeniably awesome. Even more so Slash's justification:
    • There's also Enzo and AndrAIa acting as the last line of defense in the face of a virus that terrified Bob.
    Gigabyte: This is your last line of defense? Two small sprites?
    Enzo: That's right, two small sprites. A boy...
    AndrAIa: A girl...
    Enzo: ...and his dog!
    AndrAIa: Get him, Frisket! *Frisket leaps at Gigabyte*
  • "Infected": Dot kicking Megabyte's ass with a giant robotic exoskeleton. And when Megabyte manages to fight back, Bob pulls a nice Big Damn Heroes moment.
    Bob: Dot! Love your new outfit.
  • AndrAIa becomes the first known game sprite to actually escape a game and show up in Mainframe. Why? She wanted to be with Enzo. And all this after narrowly saving the gang from being nullified. Now that's The Power of Friendship.
  • "Nullzilla." Phong hid away a bunch of giant robots, just on the off chance that Mainframe would be threatened by an Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever. And it actually happened. Now that's Crazy-Prepared.
    Bob (incredulous): You're prepared for a giant monster made entirely of nulls, stomping around Mainframe?!
    Phong (casually): That is correct.
    Bob: How do you plan for that?
    Phong: Uh... lucky guess?

Season 3:

  • Matrix beats a golf game by pulling out his gun and attacking his opponent.
  • AndrAIa having an old west showdown with an infected guardian.
  • The Return of the Crimson Binome, particularly Capt. Capacitor's re-introduction and the Saucy Mare breaking through the blockade.
    • When trying to break Capacitor's crew out, Matrix and Capacitor only manage to get the vault's thick steel doors to open a few inches, not enough to get through. So Matrix grabs the doors and forces them open with his bare hands while an incredulous Capacitor watches. His astounded face says it all, especially coming from the captain of a badass pirate crew, and someone who works with Princess Bula on a daily basis.
    Capacitor: By the code, Lad! Heave!
  • Matrix driving off the web riders by shooting through the a hole in the ship and landing headshots on a few of them.
  • Bob saving AndrAIa and finally reuniting with Matrix in the web. Also a Heartwarming Moment.
  • Bob merging with Glitch and opening a portal to Mainframe from the Web. As he does so, he restates his format: "to mend and defend."
  • The opening credits to "Firewall," which is a Shout-Out to the James Bond movie opening titles.
    • Mouse quickly snapping Enzo out of his crisis of confidence, and, moments later, she and Phong give Enzo the credit for the episode's namesake firewall plan.
  • "Showdown": Matrix, back at Mainframe after Game-hopping for all those cycles, fights Megabyte. One of the first things he does is dent Megabyte's chest.
    • Beforehand, Megabyte was trying to goad him into a fist fight, and he shakes his head when Matrix takes the bait. Then the look on Megabyte's face as he realizes that 'the boy' tossed aside his gun, not out of bravado, but because he doesn't need it. It's like he's devoting 100% of his processing power trying to figure out what the hell just happened, and doesn't even start getting his bearings until after Matrix follows it up by tackling Megabyte through a wall. Megabyte went from looking like he's thinking "this will be hilarious" to "oh, shit" and it's wonderfully appropriate.
      • Additional note about the 'through a wall' bit: We stay on Megabyte from the moment of Matrix's fist hitting him, knocking him across the room and leaving a DENT in Megabyte's chest as he tries to process what just happened. As he slowly pulls himself up off the floor, we hear the steady approach of Matrix's footsteps. And then they pick up speed. Megabyte barely has the opportunity to even think about what's about to happen when Matrix tackles him right through the wall.
    • Honestly, this entire fight scene is one of the show's great sequences from beginning to end, but it's ultimately an Awesome moment for Matrix, who conquers Mainframe's greatest adversary in an even fight - which Bob could never pull off by himself - after ages of just being the Bratty Half-Pint. And right at the moment where he has him down for the count, Matrix spares him.
    Matrix: Surprised? Don't be. You're not worth it. Mainframe will always endure. Remember this defeat; this humiliation. And remember that you can never win.
    • And a bonus moment of awesome for Mouse, on Bob's behalf no less! When Megabyte realizes he's been soundly defeated, he attempts to flee the city and finally get into the supercomputer. Seeing this, Mouse changes the portal's destination to the Web, leaving Megabyte to get dragged in helplessly by Web creatures to suffer the same fate Bob did in "Web World Wars." And all this allows Ray Tracer to finally get to Mainframe to say hello!
  • In spite of the fact that it ends really badly for Enzo, the various fights between him and the User in "Game Over" are damn awesome. It gets better when later, as Matrix, he eventually gets his revenge on the particular User character that sent him and AndrAIa across the web.
    • The rematch is especially awesome because of how he wins it. He doesn't shoot him with his gun, doesn't overpower him like he did Megabyte earlier, instead he shows us, and the User, how far he's come since the last time they fought. He dominates the fight, using the skills he's picked up and chaining combos that prove that this time he's the better fighter between the two. And it is immensely satisfying to see.
  • The season finale concluding with binomes recapping the events of the entire season via a Gilbert and Sullivan-esque musical number. Stylistic Suck aside, it was still a pretty cool way to end the season.

Season 4:

  • Little!Enzo's speech to Matrix and AndrAIa in Daemon Rising, after they become infected. Little!Enzo's "What the Hell, Hero?" spiel overpowers Daemon's infection.
  • Bob calling Turbo out during the My Two Bobs arc after it is revealed that the 'other' Bob was really Megabyte all along.
    Bob: "I really don't care what you think about my theories, Turbo. If we had done things your way, Hexadecimal would have been deleted and the entire net would've been destroyed."
  • After almost two hours of Daemon being an Invincible Villain along comes a pissed off Super Hexadecimal who starts smacking her around the city before defeating Daemon's infection of the entire Net and saving EVERYTHING!
    • Note that not only is she is the first to fight Daemon in a way that actually resembles a fair fight, she doesn't hesitate AT ALL when informed of the Heroic Sacrifice the disinfection of Daemon will require.

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