There were fireworks, stumbles, real policy and a few laughs -- and not all of it revolved around Donald Trump.
After all the shouting, the first Republican primary debate looks like a pretty full showcase of what the sprawling field of candidates has to offer. All 10 had a moment to show what they can do, and what they can't.
Here's a roundup of each candidate and his most memorable line, for better or worse:
> Ohio Gov. John Kasich played the optimist and the grownup: “You know, America is a miracle country. And we have to restore the sense that the miracle will apply to you.”
> Sen. Rand Paul tried to play the antagonist, both with Gov. Chris Christie and Trump. “Hey, look, look! He's already hedging his bet on the Clintons, OK? So if he doesn't run as a Republican, maybe he supports Clinton, or maybe he runs as an independent. But I'd say that he's already hedging his bets because he's used to buying politicians.”
> Sen. Marco Rubio played up his immigrant upbringing and his youth: “If I'm our nominee, how is Hillary Clinton gonna lecture me about living paycheck to paycheck? I was raised paycheck to paycheck. How is she gonna lecture me about student loans? I owed over $100,000 just four years ago.”
> New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got a chance to dive deep into his plan for entitlement reform, dismissing former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's promises: “No, he's not lying; he's just wrong. I'm the only guy on this stage who's put out a detailed, 12-point plan on entitlement reform.”
> Sen. Ted Cruz was clear on how he'd govern: “If you're looking for someone to go to Washington, to go along to get along, to agree with the career politicians in both parties who get in bed with the lobbyists and special interests, then I ain't your guy.”
> Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker had a chance to explain his reversal on immigration policy: “I actually listened to the American people. And I think people across America want a leader who's actually going to listen to them”
> Ben Carson , a retired neurosurgeon, provided the punchlines that let the debate end on an upbeat note. “I'm the only one to separate Siamese twins.”
> Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at times seemed uneasy and unsure, but he sent the message he hopes will stick. "I want to win. I want one of these people here ... to be the next president of the United States. We're not going on win by doing what Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton do each and every day. Dividing the country. Saying, creating a grievance kind of environment. We're going to win when we unite people with a hopeful, optimistic message."
> Trump , ever the scene-stealer, had several memorable moments -- largely when he tussled with Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly. The most important, however, lies at the heart of the primary contest. He would not promise not to run as an independent: “ I cannot say if I'm the nominee, I will pledge I will not run as an independent. But -- and I am discussing it with everybody, but I'm, you know, talking about a lot of leverage.”