Although I kind of had a problem with Ash's challenge being rejected (Gym Leaders are required to accept challenges, and no one may accept or reject on their behalf), the scene that won me over was Ash rescuing Gloom from the burning Gym. It's part of the reason I want to become a firefighter, even though Ash was (and still is) merely a civilian.
Ceci n'est pas une signature
I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
Shippings I support: Ash/Misty, Drew/May, Kenny/Dawn, Ash's Pikachu/Dawn's Buneary, Tracey/Daisy, Cilan/Iris, Clemont/Serena, Harley/Zoey, James/Jessie, Max/Bonnie, Max/Mira, Max/Vivi Winstrate (I multiship Max and only Max), Butch/Cassidy, Gary/Lillie, Kiawe/Lana, Sophocles/Mallow, Lunick/Solana, Wes/Rui, Brendan/Game May
RIP Blake Carrington, Ben Matlock, Joe Mannix, JR Ewing, Jim Phelps