--WARNING! SPOILERS! IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE EPISODE "A GOOD MAN GOES TO WAR DO NOT READ FUTHER!--
So, in the current season of Doctor Who, I like that Rory's being given moments to step up and show that he's not just a "tin dog" like Mickey was. This kind of came to a head in the episode "A Good Man Goes to War", where he ran around the universe, in his Roman gear, being bad-ass and getting ready to go to war with The Doctor against the people that had Amy.
I really liked this scene, so I did a quick drawing of it.