* The series's defining moment of triumph, the ending of 'The Last Colony'. John Perry finally gets his revenge on the Colonial Union, fatally destabilising it and freeing humanity from its grasp with [[spoiler:a well-placed trading convoy]].
* The five Consu duels to confirm the help they gave the Rraey. Ending with Jane's {{Combat Pragmatist}} move of throwing the knife the humans are allowed because they don't have arm blades.
* Jared Dirac weaponizing Smartblood.
** Plus [[spoiler:his DyingMomentOfAwesome with the Trojan Horse.]]