* [[BewareTheNiceOnes Magrat]] threatens a guard at knifepoint.
* Magrat injects a little life into a thick wooden door, promptly blowing it off its hinges. Thus begins a once-per-novel tradition of Magrat showing ''why'' she's a witch by doing something crazy awesome.
* Death's candid admission towards the end.
-->'''Insane Duke''': If I'm not a ghost, what are you still doing here?\\
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* Surprisingly, the Duke manages to pull one while in the face of Granny Weatherwax. She had suspected that he was a weakling beneath a guise of strength, but was completely unprepared for him being so insane that it had refined what little sanity he had left into, "ice in the heart of a blazing furnace," sanity so cold and hardened that it came full circle and became a terrifying and powerful form of madness.