* Alan Ryves in ''The Demon's Lexicon'' revealing that [[spoiler:most of the events of the book were part of his {{plan}} to get his brother Nick into a summoning circle, solely for the purpose of setting him free in such a way that no one will be able to bind him again]]. Alan, you MagnificentBastard!
** And a few minutes before that, he caused [[spoiler:a room full of magicians to practically piss their pants by plunging them all in darkness and slowly killing them off, one by one,]][[HandicappedBadass despite being barely able to run]]. He does this all by himself even when [[spoiler:Jamie and Mae were held hostage, Nick trapped in a barrier, and his own wrists tied up]]. BadassBookworm indeed!
** Black Arthur gloats about how no one can stop him. Nick's not buying:
-->'''Nick''': [[UnderestimatingBadassery You don't know my brother.]]
* Jamie, after spending most of ''The Demon's Covenant'' looking like he's going succumb to Gerald's attempts to [[FaceHeelTurn turn him to the dark side]]: "There's something you never understood, Gerald. You never had a ''chance''."
** And then, after Gerald loses it and starts charging magic like there's no tomorrow, vowing to take Jamie with him by force, [[BadassNormal non-magic]] Mae sets out to save him with nothing but a knife. [[spoiler:Before she can attack him and almost certainly get herself killed, their mum Annabel appears and smacks Gerald on the back of the head with a golf club, saying: "[[MamaBear Get away from my son]]."]] Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as [[spoiler:it came within ten minutes of Annabel freaking out and driving off when Jamie revealed his magical powers to her]].
-->'''Jamie:''' Mum is kind of badass.
* When [[spoiler: Alan's leg was healed for a while, he and Nick were doing classic back-to-back badass!]]
* Mae in ''The Demon's Surrender'' in general; as Sin notes, Mae is someone who knows how to organize and make plans. Her big move in the book, [[spoiler: pretending that the Demon's Mark on a magician gave the magician control of the demon, turns out to be a gambit on par with Alan's in the first book. It allows the Market to take over the magicians' circle and completely dismantle it.]] This is after she uses her smarts and the few resources she has to [[spoiler: avenge her mother's death.]]
* Nick's duel with Helen on the Millennium Bridge, some of the most visceral writing in the series with two very skilled knife fighters going at each other with everything they've got.
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