* AnticlimaxBoss:
** [[spoiler: A fight between Fix and Harry has been built up since Small Favor and despite Fix having multiple advantages....Harry beats him rather easily because Harry had territorial advantages with Intellectus and a piece of iron]].
** Same could be said of the Redcap. [[spoiler:Once Mab appears, no one dare continue to fight, save Maeve and Lily.]]
** [[spoiler:Ace]] goes down easily too despite earlier clever use of little folk and explosives.
* AwesomeMusic: Along with the FunnyMoments page's mention of Dresden imagining his "physical therapy" as a montage set to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax6UXyAXSZo "Walk"]] by the FooFighters, it's noted that after Harry [[AwesomeMoments kicks ass at the birthday party]], Mab dances with him to an orchestral rendition of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tYCM1lWM50 ".45"]] by {{Shinedown}}.
* CrazyAwesome: As usual, Harry's plans end up being this, but this line, where he's talking Murphy into a particular course of action, stands out as emblematic:
-->'''Harry''': You have to admit, it isn't the craziest thing I've asked you to do. It isn't even the craziest thing I've asked you to do ''tonight''.
* EvilIsSexy: The Winter Sidhe are described as "an empty void, which creates nothing but desire to fill it". They also have a tendency to wear very, very, ''very'' little.
** Of note is when Maeve has been "vajazzled".
* GeniusBonus: [[spoiler: Odin is Father Christmas.]] A brilliant mythological joke if you've taken any comparative religion classes.
* MoralEventHorizon: There is no coming back for [[spoiler:Maeve]] after she [[spoiler:kills Lily.]]
* NeverLiveItDown: Harry having passing-on-the-mantle nookie with Mab in ''Changes'' comes up ''again'', this time with Fix and Lily.
* StoicWoobie: [[spoiler:At the end of this, Mab certainly counts. Her daughter Maeve was possessed by ''Nemesis'' and threatened to destroy the world, ended up being killed before her eyes, and by Maeve's actions her second daughter has become the Summer Lady, keeping her from Sarissa and destroying the relationship of [=BFFs=] they had previously. The only hint we get of her deeper turmoil is when she admits to Harry who asked if she didn't like her choice to have Maeve killed, "[she] was mortal once."]]
* TrueNeutral: [[spoiler:With the sole exception of taking up a weapon to fight Sharkface in his home, Mac truly shows himself to be this. He is, in his words, "out." Not Harry's inquiries after the attack or even being shot gets much of a rise out of him]].
* TheWoobie: [[spoiler:Like Mab, but Titania is more open with her grief. She knew Aurora was evil and needed to be stopped, but Aurora was still her baby girl.]]