* DieForOurShip: A canon example for [[spoiler:poor Karen.]]
* DracoInLeatherPants: Palin, in large part due to that one flashback scene in ''Eye of the Oracle''.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Walter, Larry.
* EvilIsSexy: Morgan and Naamah.
* FridgeBrilliance: Davis has a pretty good knack for foreshadowing. For example, one or two throw away comments from the first book on Billy's drawing style being similar to somebody else's were forgotten by the majority of fans until it was revealed that [[spoiler:the other artist is Billy's grandfather]]. Six or seven books later.
* MoralEventHorizon: Mardon.
** Before that, there's Devin.
* NightmareFuel: When mixed with a bit of FridgeHorror. [[spoiler:Just HOW long did some of the characters, namely Sapphira and Shiloh (in different situations), go without any normal human contact?]]
* TastesLikeDiabetes: The epilogues for ''The Bones of Makaidos'', arguably. [[TropesAreNotBad Not necessarily a bad thing.]]
* TearJerker:
** [[spoiler:Karen's death.]]
** Valcor [[spoiler: finally being reunited with Shiloh.]]
** [[spoiler:Dr. Conner's RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
** [[spoiler:PROF'S DEATH.]]
** The wedding scene, mixed with CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming
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