* Vimes (and half the other characters present) at the climax -- [[spoiler: he arrests ''two entire armies'' (including his own side) as they stand on the battlefield, charging them with breach of the peace, loitering with intent, [[IncrediblyLamePun loitering within tent]], malicious lingering... and carrying a concealed weapon, simply because he doesn't happen to be looking at the weapons at the time. He also arrests the leader of the opposing army for murder and threatens to shoot the leader of Ankh-Morpork's army]]. At which point Captain Carrot organises a football game.
* In the same scene, when Vimes points out [[spoiler:to the MagnificentBastard ruler]] (who is [[SmugSnake arrogantly pointing out]] that Vimes (being LawfulGood) wouldn't dare shoot) just who Vimes' own ancestor was ([[spoiler:[[IDidWhatIHadToDo the city guard captain who killed an insane ruler of Ankh-Morpork]]]]). The fact that [[spoiler:Vetinari's Klatchian counterpart]] is visibly shaken at this is just made of win. The scene is made even more badass when you realize that Vimes was ''completely'' bluffing, was scared absolutely witless, and had just been told in no uncertain terms that [[spoiler:the Klatchian army would be busy ''killing him'' if [[ForWantOfANail he hadn't made a single different decision earlier in the book.]]]] And then Vetinari shows up just in time to [[ArrowCatch steal the bolt out of his crossbow]] ''as it goes off''.
* Then there's this line, in regards to Carrot having talked [[LeeroyJenkins the D'regs]] into ''not charging''.
-->"This man can make water run uphill and ''he'' has a commander."
** For fans, it's difficult to decide whether that statement is a more awesome testimonial for [[TheAce Carrot]] or for [[BigGood Vimes]].
* Vetinari usually gets these near the ends of most of the stories he appears in, after orchestrating elaborate {{plan}}s and [[GambitRoulette Roulettes]] that work out to improve Ankh-Morpork for the better. Vetinari is ''[[BadAss badass]]''.
* The knife-juggling stunt, which consisted of Vetinari juggling three melons and three knives at the same time (it is pointed out that this is harder than six of either item, because of the differences in shape and weight). He then goes on to use the knives to cut the melons in half in midair. Furthermore, on the next page, he claims that "Until now, I've never tried it."
** That is, he's never tried ''juggling''. Of any kind.
** Apparently it's a cake walk compared to running Ankh-Morpork.
** His excuse: "One knows where the objects in question are, and where one wants them to be. What more does one need?"
* Vetinari surrenders the island of Leshp unconditionally to the Klatchians, leading Lord Rust to charge him with treason. Knowing that the island will sink back under the sea in a few days, he arranges for the treaty-signing to take place there. Thus, the treaty becomes null and void, the Klatchian leader is disgraced, and, since he didn't sign a treaty to surrender a nonexistent island, all charges against Vetinari are dropped.
-->'''Vetinari:''' All I know, my lord, is that Prince Cadram has, at a politically dangerous time for him, given up a huge military advantage in exchange for an island which appears to have sunk under the sea. The Klatchians are a proud people. I wonder what they will think?
** And Vimes' response when the city leaders reluctantly tell him that he has to let Vetinari go. "Well, if you think of anything to charge him with later, just let me know and I'll go arrest him again. I know where he lives."
* "VENI. VICI. VETINARI." -you don't need other words.
* Nobby's weapons savviness from ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', followed by a ContinuityNod in this book, when Nobby gets his hands on a proto-RPG. HilarityEnsues.
* 71 Hour Ahmed. Basically the closest thing Discworld has to a CowboyCop and about equal to Vimes on nearly all counts, but especially when he points out to Vimes that both of them suspected their own countries on principle when the other country was incriminated, and the only difference was that Ahmed happened to be right.
* In the same scene when Vimes reasons out that Ahmed is actually also a watchman.
* This exchange:
--> '''Prince Cadram:''' Well, Mr Samuel, when I raise my hand, the men behind me will cut you d-
--> '''71-Hour Ahmed:''' I will cut down the first man that moves.
--> '''Prince Cadram:''' Then the second man that moves will kill ''you'', traitor!
--> '''Captain Carrot:''' (Drawing sword) They'll have to move ''very'' fast.
--> '''Commander Vimes:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Any volunteers to be the third man? Anyone?]]
* A possible, though creepy, case of [[FridgeBrilliance Fridge Badassery]] for Vimes: [[spoiler:In the alternate timeline where Klatch invades Ankh-Morpork, after Detritus (badass troll), Dorfl (badass golem) and Carrot (badass ''incarnate'') die, [[BadassNormal Vimes]] is still the last man to be taken down.]]
* Props to dimwitted, stupid Colon for [[spoiler: accurately guessing Prince Cadram's plan simply by being TooDumbToFool and not being politically correct like his boss.]]