Intermediate states in protein folding are associated with formation of amyloid fibrils, which are responsible for a number of neurodegenerative diseases. Therefore, prevention of the aggregation of folding intermediates is one of the most important problems to overcome. Recently, we studied the origins and prevention of formation of intermediate states with the example of the Formin binding protein 28 (FBP28) WW domain. We demonstrated that the replacement of Leu26 by Asp26 or Trp26 (in ∼15% of the folding trajectories) can alter the folding scenario from three-state folding, a major folding scenario for the FBP28 WW domain (WT) and its mutants, toward two-state or downhill folding at temperatures below the melting point. Here, for a better understanding of the physics of the formation/elimination of intermediates, (i) the dynamics and energetics of formation of β-strands in folding, misfolding, and nonfolding trajectories of these mutants (L26D and L26W) is investigated; (ii) the experimental structures of WT, L26D, and L26W are analyzed in terms of a kink (heteroclinic standing wave solution) of a generalized discrete nonlinear Schrödinger equation. We show that the formation of each β-strand in folding trajectories is accompanied by the emergence of kinks in internal coordinate space as well as a decrease in local free energy. In particular, the decrease in downhill folding trajectory is ∼7 kcal/mol, while it varies between 31 and 48 kcal/mol for the three-state folding trajectory. The kink analyses of the experimental structures give new insights into formation of intermediates, which may become a useful tool for preventing aggregation.