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19th Jul '16 3:08:49 PM bobwolf
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* Trull Sengar manages to single-handedly hold off a berserk Icarium, who had just slaughtered every Tiste Edur in the courtyard, and is only driven back when his spear is broken.
13th Jul '16 1:29:17 AM CassandraLeo
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** Karsa gets a second one for his PayEvilUntoEvil moment against Bidithal, one of the series' rare utter villains, and the [[KarmicDeath incredibly karmic]] way in which he does so. This effectively solidifies Karsa's transition from a VillainProtagonist to an AntiVillain/dark AntiHero. Hood follows this up with one of his own, thanks to what he does to Bidithal after his death.

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** Karsa gets a second one for his PayEvilUntoEvil moment against Bidithal, one of the series' rare utter villains, and the [[KarmicDeath incredibly karmic]] way in which he does so. This effectively solidifies Karsa's transition from a VillainProtagonist to an AntiVillain/dark AntiHero. Note that when we first met him, Karsa was an unrepentant serial rapist and it appears that he does not rape anyone ever again in the series after this point. Hood follows this up with one of his own, thanks to what he does to Bidithal after his death.
13th Jul '16 1:27:01 AM CassandraLeo
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13th Jul '16 1:26:37 AM CassandraLeo
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[[folder:Reaper's Gale]]
* [[spoiler:Udinaas somehow fending off {{Attempted Rape}}s from Menandore, Feather Witch, and Seren Pedac in the midst of ''a few pages''. Note that the former of the three was a goddess who had already raped him once and he had previously been hopelessly in love with the second. His WhatTheHellHero moment to Seren in the moment afterwards very likely kept her from crossing the MoralEventHorizon, as well.]]
* [[spoiler:Janath's revenge on Tanal. After he repeatedly sexually assaults her, she convinces him she has developed StockholmSyndrome towards him. In reality, she has been using his constant sexual assaults of her to learn his behaviour patterns. Then, having lowered his defences, she kills him in the midst of another assault when he is most vulnerable. This is one of the most satisfying {{Karmic Death}}s in the series.]]
* [[spoiler:Beak's HeroicSacrifice saving the lives of hundreds of Malazan soldiers while resulting in the deaths of all of Lether's most powerful mages. While the fall of the empire would likely have happened anyway, Beak's actions enabled it to happen with much less Malazan bloodshed. Some of the soldiers do comment that the loss of a mage of Beak's power will very likely be a huge blow in the future, though.]]
* [[spoiler:Tehol managing to engineer the fall of the entire exploitative Letherii economy, then being effectively ''appointed'' emperor by popular acclaim. He may be the first democratically elected leader in the history of the setting. To be fair, he had help from Rucket, Bugg, and several others.]]
11th Jul '16 3:53:21 PM CassandraLeo
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* Ganoes Paran also gets one for engineering the death of [[spoiler:Poliel, the goddess of plague, with a sliver of [[AntiMagic Otataral]] and the assistance of a few Hounds of Shadow and Darkness, and thereby potentially preventing an entire continent from being wiped out with disease]].
11th Jul '16 3:44:54 PM CassandraLeo
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* Bottle gets a major one for helping to navigate several dozen survivors through an underground lair of tunnels with nothing more than magical assistance from rats for guidance. Sinn also gets one for insisting that Captain Faradan Sort stay with her, enabling the two of them to rescue the survivors. Finally, Corabb Bhilan Thenu'alas, who had previously hated Malazans, gets one for overcoming this and helping assist Fiddler in the escape, without which the latter would probably have died. On a meta level, this segment includes some of the best fight scenes in the series to date, although later in the book Erikson would top it.

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* Bottle gets a major one for helping to navigate several dozen survivors through an underground lair of tunnels with nothing more than magical assistance from rats a rat for guidance.guidance, all while the city above them is burning and they are in a race against time to escape death from several different possible causes. Sinn also gets one for insisting that Captain Faradan Sort stay with her, enabling the two of them to rescue the survivors. Finally, Corabb Bhilan Thenu'alas, who had previously hated Malazans, gets one for overcoming this and helping assist Fiddler in the escape, without which the latter would probably have died. On a meta level, this segment includes some of the best fight scenes in the series to date, although later in the book Erikson would top it.
11th Jul '16 3:43:39 PM CassandraLeo
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* Bottle gets a major one for helping to navigate several dozen survivors through an underground lair of tunnels with nothing more than magical assistance from rats for guidance. Sinn also gets one for insisting that Captain Faradan Sort stay with her, enabling the two of them to rescue the survivors. Finally, Corabb Bhilan Thenu'alas, who had previously hated Malazans, gets one for overcoming this and helping assist Fiddler in the escape, without which the latter would probably have died. On a meta level, this segment includes some of the best fight scenes in the series to date, although later in the book Erikson would top it.



* Fener's death, resulting in a blood rain over the fighting Kolansii, Bonehunters, undead Jaghut, T'lan Imass, Forkrul Assail, k'chain Che'malle, etc.
* Hood killing Sister Reverence by smashing her around like the Hulk with Loki

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* Fener's death, resulting in a blood rain over the fighting Kolansii, Bonehunters, undead Jaghut, T'lan Imass, Forkrul Assail, k'chain Che'malle, K'Chain Che'Malle, etc.
* Hood killing Sister Reverence by smashing her around like the Hulk with LokiLoki.
24th Jun '16 2:51:10 AM ACW
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** Karsa gets a second one for his PayEvilUntoEvil moment against Bidithal, one of the series' rare {{Complete Monster}}s, and the [[KarmicDeath incredibly karmic]] way in which he does so. This effectively solidifies Karsa's transition from a VillainProtagonist to an AntiVillain/dark AntiHero. Hood follows this up with one of his own, thanks to what he does to Bidithal after his death.

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** Karsa gets a second one for his PayEvilUntoEvil moment against Bidithal, one of the series' rare {{Complete Monster}}s, utter villains, and the [[KarmicDeath incredibly karmic]] way in which he does so. This effectively solidifies Karsa's transition from a VillainProtagonist to an AntiVillain/dark AntiHero. Hood follows this up with one of his own, thanks to what he does to Bidithal after his death.
19th Jun '16 8:02:59 PM CassandraLeo
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* In ''Gardens of the Moon'' when the freed Jaghut tyrant is trapped inside Kruppe's dream and despite his immense power can't do about this, he asks "What kind of game is it?". Answer: "Why, of course, Kruppe's game." is awesome.

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* In ''Gardens of the Moon'' when the freed Jaghut tyrant is trapped inside Kruppe's dream and despite his immense power can't do anything about this, he asks "What kind of game is it?". Answer: "Why, of course, Kruppe's game." is awesome.



* Ganoes Paran summoning, manhandling then using a freaking God as bait to free two hounds of shadow from within Anomander Rake's sword. Doubly awesome since said God had been using him as a pawn throughout the book.
* Anomander Rake not fighting the Jaghut tyrant was very much a letdown, considering how much their confrontation had been built up. His subsequent [[CurbStompBattle curb stomping]] of a greater demon during the citywide battle at the end of the book almost made up for it.]]
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* Ganoes Paran summoning, manhandling manhandling, then using a freaking God as bait to free two hounds Hounds of shadow Shadow from within Anomander Rake's sword. Doubly awesome since said God had been using him as a pawn throughout the book.
* Anomander Rake not fighting the Jaghut tyrant was very much a letdown, considering how much their confrontation had been built up. His subsequent [[CurbStompBattle curb stomping]] of a greater demon during the citywide battle at the end of the book almost made up for it.]]
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* Roach, just Roach. This is the pampered Noble LAP DOG first seen in Dead House gates that not only survived Coltaines march and became the Alpha dog of the starving mutts on said march, but the little rat JUST WON'T DIE.

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* Roach, just Roach. This is the pampered Noble LAP DOG first seen in Dead House gates that not only survived Coltaines Coltaine's march and became the Alpha dog of the starving mutts on said march, but the little rat JUST WON'T DIE.



[[folder:Memories Of Ice]]
* The opening of the book. ''Three gods'' show up to curse Kallor, for being the kind of monster who destroyed an entire continent. And what does our all-too human psychopath do? He curses them back. And it ''works''! And that's following his surival of a continent catching on fire. Why did it catch on fire? Because he was so evil his people summoned a foreign god and dropped it on the continent in an attempt to kill him. They ended up killing everyone ''but'' him. Kallor is a monster, there's no doubt about that, but ''damn''.

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[[folder:Memories Of of Ice]]
* The opening of the book. ''Three gods'' show up to curse Kallor, for being the kind of monster who destroyed an entire continent. And what does our all-too human psychopath do? He curses them back. And it ''works''! And that's following his surival survival of a continent catching on fire. Why did it catch on fire? Because he was so evil his people summoned a foreign god and dropped it on the continent in an attempt to kill him. They ended up killing everyone ''but'' him. Kallor is a monster, there's no doubt about that, but ''damn''.



** To put in proper perspective, Trake's Legion kills so many Pannion soldiers, that the building is approaching collapse ''because the bodies are starting to bloat and the pressure from them is weakening the brickwork.''
* The siege of Coral. Panion's soldiers, Bridgeburners, undead K'chain Che'malle, Lady Envy and her Seguleh's, Tiste Andii and their awesome flying fortress, The First Sword of Imass, Shield Anvil Itkovian... Probably the most awesome chapters of entire series.

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** To put in proper perspective, Trake's Legion kills so many Pannion soldiers, soldiers that the building is approaching collapse ''because the bodies are starting to bloat and the pressure from them is weakening the brickwork.''
* The siege of Coral. Panion's Pannion's soldiers, Bridgeburners, undead K'chain Che'malle, Lady Envy and her Seguleh's, Seguleh, Tiste Andii and their awesome flying fortress, The First Sword of Imass, Shield Anvil Itkovian... Probably the most awesome chapters of the entire series.



** Karsa gets a second one for his PayEvilUntoEvil moment against Bidithal, one of the series' rare {{Complete Monster}}s, and the [[KarmicDeath incredibly karmic]] way in which he does so. This effectively solidifies Karsa's transition from a VillainProtagonist to an AntiVillain/dark AntiHero. Hood follows this up with one of his own, thanks to what he does to Bidithal after his death.



* TheLastDance at the climax in which [[spoiler:Iron Bars faces off agains five Toblakai gods in a fight strangely reminiscent of a Hong Kong kung fu movie]].

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* TheLastDance at the climax in which [[spoiler:Iron Bars faces off agains against five Toblakai gods in a fight strangely reminiscent of a Hong Kong kung fu movie]].



* Rake sacrificing himself to force his mother, an Elder God to stop ignoring her people, and in the process also saves the entire world. At the same time he asks his mortal enemy for forgiveness for trapping him in his sword for thousands of years:
---> "You ask my forgiveness? When you unravel what I have done, what I did so long ago? When you heal what I wounded, when you mend what I broke?' He raised his voice to a shout. 'Rake! There is no forgiveness you must seek - not form me, gods below, not from any of us"

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* Rake sacrificing himself to force his mother, an Elder God God, to stop ignoring her people, and in the process also saves the entire world. At the same time he asks his mortal enemy for forgiveness for trapping him in his sword for thousands of years:
---> "You "'You ask my forgiveness? When you unravel what I have done, what I did so long ago? When you heal what I wounded, when you mend what I broke?' He raised his voice to a shout. 'Rake! There is no forgiveness you must seek - not form from me, gods below, not from any of us"us'"



* Fener's death, resulting in a blood rain over the fighting Kolansii, Bonehunters, undead Jaghut, T'lan Imass, Forkrul Assail, k'chain che'malle, etc.

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* Fener's death, resulting in a blood rain over the fighting Kolansii, Bonehunters, undead Jaghut, T'lan Imass, Forkrul Assail, k'chain che'malle, Che'malle, etc.
30th Nov '15 2:38:42 AM ColdNorthernWind
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* Black humour from the Malazans:
---> "Who are we fighting for again?"
---> "Everyone."
---> "No wonder we're losing."
* Fener's death, resulting in a blood rain over the fighting Kolansii, Bonehunters, undead Jaghut, T'lan Imass, Forkrul Assail, k'chain che'malle, etc.
* Hood killing Sister Reverence by smashing her around like the Hulk with Loki
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