* When we finally see Uther Doul activate the Mightblade. [[spoiler: Additionally, when he orchestrates Armada's turning back from the Scar.]]
** Which is arguably less awesome than his [[spoiler:apparently having orchestrated their going there in the first place, as well as the resistance.]] And then there's his big showdown with the Brucolac...
* ''The Scar'': [[spoiler:Uther Doul puts down a vampir rebellion without breaking a sweat. Villainous, very sad, but at the same time totally BadAss.]] Also, pretty much everything Uther Doul does. Ever.
* Most of the battle between the [[spoiler: New Crobuzon Navy]] and Armada is decidedly somber and sad, with the exception of the end, where Armada in a final desperate last stand [[ActionBomb loads up it's fleet of tugboats with gunpowder and rams them into the Dreadnaughts.]] Turning the tide of the battle and making sure that even if Armada isn't unscathed, the city would not be sunk.
* Every single fight involving Uther Doul is exceptionally cool. Even Bellis notes that where the rest of the fighting is brutish and depressing, Doul's fights are beautiful.