* Joram and Saryon have cornered [[spoiler:[[TheMole Blachloch]]]], who's incapacitated Joram, who's about to turn into a blob of goo. The Darksword's anti-magic isn't working fast enough to save Joram and [[spoiler:Blachloch]] quickly figures out Saryon's betrayed him and turns the same spell on him. Saryon can't grant Life to Joram. Draining life from the [[spoiler:Blachloch]] isn't much of an option, as Saryon had not been trained in such tactics. [[spoiler:But drain life he does, and where does he channel it? The Darksword. Because Joram, of course, can't take it]]. Bonus points for them being able to take down [[spoiler:a ''Duuk-tsarith'']].
* The end of the second book, when not being a TearJerker, is all this.
** Saryon: At first he appears to be resigned to both of their fates and does what he can to encourage Joram through it. But just as the [[spoiler:Executioner begins the spell, Saryon [[TakingTheBullet jumps in]] and gives the Darksword to Joram, and it sucks in all magic.]]
** Joram: Once he has the Darksword and recovers from the shock of what Saryon did, he prepares to pull a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. But he hesitates and instead decides to do exactly what Bishop Vanya and Prince Xavier don't want him to do: [[spoiler:Die.]] He fixes the sword into [[spoiler:Saryon's stone hands, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming asks him for strength]], gives a last speech to those present, and does an UnflinchingWalk into the mists of the Beyond.]]
* In the third book, during the [[spoiler:tank siege]], while countless Magi are being slaughtered by the enemy that no one knows how to counter, [[spoiler:Joram comes in]] and tells everyone to put up a gigantic ice wall. The Magi are understandably skeptic, given that their enemy has been cutting right through solid stone, but they follow his orders anyway. The [[spoiler:tanks]] stop. Why? Because they use heat sensitivity, which was also why they were so unerringly accurate. One of their greatest strengths was turned against them.
** And then, when talking with Garald afterwards, [[spoiler:Joram]] manages to rekindle Garald's dying morale. Can also double as [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] for some.
-->"Do we fight for this world... Your Grace?"
-->"We fight," said the Prince. "And call me Garald."