* When Lupine Wonse is so driven to madness by the dragon that he asks the ''head of the Assassins' Guild'' for help.
** "The assassin shivered. Why him? As far as he could see there was only one kind of help he was qualified to give, and very few people ever asked for it for themselves. [[MoodWhiplash In fact, they usually paid large sums for it to be given as a surprise present to other people.]] He wondered what was happening to Wonse that made any alternative seem better…"
* The idea of having [[spoiler:a Dragon as a ruler]] is so absurd and terrifying as a metaphor for the absolute power of monarchy that all Sam Vimes could do is go LaughingMad. Even more disturbing is seeing the people of Ankh-Morpork slowly adjust to live under these circumstances, up to [[spoiler:accepting the necessity of HumanSacrifice. Vivat Draco!]].