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  • "Age of Heroes":
    • When Cyclonis catches Finn and Junko trying to steal back the Aurora Stone, Finn, to his credit, only grins sheepishly for a moment before taking his crossbow and firing right at her. Cyclonis stops the arrow midair with ease, and directs its crystal to explode toward the two Storm Hawks.
    • Aerrow takes out a whole squadron by leading them into a vertical climb, then jumping off his ride and slicing through each of the enemies' on the way down.
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  • Anytime the Condor comes to the rescue, sounding its deep, foghorn-like horn.
  • "The Code" features a competition between the Rex Guardians and the Storm Hawks, with the former pulling My Rule-Fu Is Stronger Than Yours to get the Storm Hawks disqualified on various inane technicalities. Then Piper steps up, and not only manages to pull off a perfect martial arts routine but also manages to exploit a loophole to get her opponent disqualified.
    Harrier: But that... That's...
    Piper: A taste of your own medicine?
  • Junko stopping the crashing airship in "Tranquility Now".
  • Aerrow jumping from one skyride to another multiple times in "Best Friends Forever".
  • "Absolute Power":
    • Starling's cool entrance, in which she appears out of nowhere to make a casual one-handed catch of a violently flung record. Cue her leitmotif.
      Starling: Problem with your record player?
      Piper: [stammers] Starling! What are you doing here?
      Starling: I'm on a mission. And I need some help. [leitmotif intensifies]
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    • Starling taking out two Raptor pilots by leaping to one, flipping him and using the momentum to get herself to the other one, making her the only person in the show aside from Aerrow and the Dark Ace to use the "jump on your opponent's ride" technique.
    • Aerrow sending his motorcycle into a front wheelie tornado to scatter the blockade ahead of them.
  • There is Stork's sequence in the episode "Fire and Ice". First, he evades the (pissed-off) Raptors. When he gets back on the ship, they finally catch up. He looks like his usual, pessimistic, paranoid self, until, well...oh, this could be bad...for them. He begins loosing off traps on them until they find him at the bridge, and, well, his 'last request' pretty much sums up the scene. "Get off my ship." Cue violent ejection of the Raptors.
  • In "King for a Day", Finn gets the ring from the unclimbable peak by doing it his way, and shooting it down.
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  • In "Thunder Run", Aerrow faces two Cyclonians in a "who will blink first" dare. The two Cyclonians align their rides so their wings form a blockade, just for Aerrow to charge at them with his own ride, retract its wings and fly past them through the gap between the wings of their skyrides. Yet another super cool stunt for Aerrow's collection.
  • Aerrow's resourcefulness in "Escape!" where he shows what a formidable force he can be even without weapons or ride. As he's escaping on a rustbucket of a ride toward the end, it gradually falls apart until he's just surfing on a single engine. Cue the Condor, just in time. Just before Aerrow makes a jump to board, he winks cheekily at Moss and flips the engine around to fly straight at him.
  • In "Storm Hawks Seven," Aerrow and Radarr do what can only be described as a "electric-blue corkscrew of death." It's ridiculously cool, even for this show.
    • Also, the Beam-O-War between Finn's electric guitar and Ravess' violin orchestra. A hastily-rewired Condor was a match for a heavily-armed garrison.
    Stork: It's working! Finn's music is actually saving lives!
  • "The Lesson": The Storm Hawks managed to whup the Cyclonians one on one (or in the case of Stork vs the Raptors, one on three), who were beefed up on enhancement crystals, by using moves they learned through playing carnival games. Aerrow's was the best: he pulled off a Batman Gambit by giving his skimmer a huge speed, making the Dark Ace think he was running away until he saw that Aerrow had him at point blank range on his own skimmer.
    Dark Ace: Just one question. How?
    Aerrow: How else? We've been training. (Blasts the Dark Ace with his Lightning Claw Maneuver)
  • In "Atmos' Most Wanted", the Storm Hawks are once again persecuted by the Rex Guardians over a crime they didn't commit, with the Guardians refusing to step down. Stork gets rid of them by feigning a breakdown and luring them onto the Condor... so he can eject them like he did the Raptors. Bonus points for Aerrow catching on and taking his foot off the ejection platform, followed by devious smirks from the entire crew.
    Harrier: What is this?
    Stork: This... is how we say bye-bye.
    • Later in the episode, the Storm Hawks are caught in a compromising position with the shards of the Aurora Stone by several other Sky Knight squadrons that they were framed for wronging earlier. Given that reasoning with them wouldn't work, Aerrow gets them to back down by threatening to use the Aurora Stone shards to nuke the entire Terra. The various Oh, Crap! expressions make it clear that none of them are willing to call his bluff despite outnumbering the Storm Hawks at least three to one.
  • "Royal Twist":
    • The Nightcrawler's escape. Some slo-mo is used at just the right time to give us a good view of what's happening.
    • The boys' surfboard stunts at the beginning of the episode. Mostly Aerrow and Junko. The latter deserves a special mention for showing off some surprising nimbleness despite his bulk.
  • In "Second Chances", Aerrow using the Lightning Claw in a callback to the pilot. What makes it awesome is that this time, he's completely calm as he powers up.
  • In "Five Days," Master Cyclonis takes on all of the Storm Hawks and the Condor's security systems with brutal efficiency.
  • In "The Ultra Dudes", Finn manages to do the "Finnito".
  • The finale in general, but definitely when Aerrow and Piper achieved perfect attunement, especially after their precarious position right beforehand.
    • The epic aerial battle in "Cyclonia Rising" between the Cyclonian fleet and a United Atmos doesn't hurt either. Crosses over with Rule of Funny for the sheer amount of Talons Oh, Crap!-ing as they get blown out of the sky in droves.

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