History Awesome / MalazanBookoftheFallen

4th Jul '17 3:20:02 PM Derkhan
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* Udinaas finally asserting to everyone that ''he is not a slave anymore'', in any way, shape or form. In the span of an hour or so, he banishes Menandore, a goddess who's previously raped him, from his dreams, tells Feather Witch where she can stick her misguided seduction attempts, teaches Seren Pedac that spying on his dreams -- the only way for him to have some privacy -- is off-limits and stands up to his former master Fear Sengar as well as self-proclaimed Mortal Sword Clip. Granted, he's still miserable afterwards, but that's Udinaas for you and at least it's self-imposed misery and is the start of him recovering mentally from the events of ''Literature/MidnightTides''.

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* Udinaas finally asserting to everyone that ''he is not a slave anymore'', in any way, shape or form. In the span of an hour or so, he banishes Menandore, a goddess who's previously raped him, from his dreams, tells Feather Witch where she can stick her misguided seduction attempts, teaches Seren Pedac that spying on his dreams -- the only way for him to have some privacy -- is off-limits and stands up to his former master Fear Sengar as well as self-proclaimed Mortal Sword Clip. He also casually mentions sending ''the Errant'', Elder God of Fate, scampering. Granted, he's still miserable afterwards, but that's Udinaas for you and at least it's self-imposed misery and is the start of him recovering mentally from the events of ''Literature/MidnightTides''.
4th Jul '17 2:54:46 PM Derkhan
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* [[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 [[spoiler: Seren]] in the moment afterwards very likely kept her from crossing the MoralEventHorizon, as well.

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* [[spoiler:Udinaas]] somehow fending off {{Attempted Rape}}s from Udinaas finally asserting to everyone that ''he is not a slave anymore'', in any way, shape or form. In the span of an hour or so, he banishes Menandore, a goddess who's previously raped him, from his dreams, tells Feather Witch, and Witch where she can stick her misguided seduction attempts, teaches Seren Pedac in the midst of ''a few pages''. Note that spying on his dreams -- the only way for him to have some privacy -- is off-limits and stands up to his former of master Fear Sengar as well as self-proclaimed Mortal Sword Clip. Granted, he's still miserable afterwards, but that's Udinaas for you and at least it's self-imposed misery and is the three was a goddess who had already raped start of him once and he had previously been hopelessly in love with the second. His WhatTheHellHero moment to [[spoiler: Seren]] in the moment afterwards very likely kept her recovering mentally from crossing the MoralEventHorizon, as well.events of ''Literature/MidnightTides''.
24th Oct '16 4:06:54 AM SimiOfDoom
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* [[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.]]

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* [[spoiler:Udinaas [[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 [[spoiler: Seren]] in the moment afterwards very likely kept her from crossing the MoralEventHorizon, as well.]]
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* [[spoiler:Janath's revenge on Tanal.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.]]
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* [[spoiler:Beak's HeroicSacrifice HeroicSacrifice]] saving the lives of hundreds of Malazan soldiers while resulting in the deaths of all of [[spoiler: Lether's most powerful mages. mages]]. While the fall of the empire would likely have happened anyway, Beak's [[spoiler: 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.]]
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* [[spoiler:Tehol [[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, [[spoiler: he had help from Rucket, Bugg, and several others.]]
23rd Oct '16 8:50:51 AM SimiOfDoom
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* Draconus' return to the world right in the middle of the Barghast battlefield, shock freezing them and killing everyone present instantly --with a reaction that amoutns to 'Oops'. If the reader ignored all implications beforehand, this is the moment to notice that he means ''business''.
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* Olar Ethil delivers a set of {{BreakingSpeech}}es to the Trygalle Trade Guild group and is gloating about her prowess --until Gruntle just walks up to her and delivers a suckerpunch to her face with her too shocked about it to even react.
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.
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