Awesome: Soul Music

  • Death borrows a Leather Robe from the Dean (In a coat he borrowed from the Dean. Get it?), then steals the Librarian's homebuilt, steampunk, motorcycle, sets it on blue fire, Ghost Rider style, and blasts out of the library cellar, rides out of town through the solid oak gate, leaving trails of blue flame behind him, with a black rose in his teeth. Made only slightly more awesome by the fact that the Motorcycle doesn't quite make the trip, leaving Death inches above the ground going at an absurd speed on what is a motorcycle of blue light, only to have him smash into a canyon wall and pull himself back together.
  • The moment when Death smashes his scythe, takes a shard of it for a guitar pick, "took a stance that Crash would have died to achieve," and plays the chord that will end the universe.
    • It's not time for THAT! Play something else! / I cannot. (and who else could make the statement "I cannot" sound Bad Ass?)
    • This is even better when you realise that Death is incapable of playing any music, as mentioned in earlier books. He's being literal.
    • The Guitar of Ultimate Power, silenced with a single sweep of a pick made from the broken scythe of the Reaper. Deathrock indeed.
    • The guy is the poster child for The Power of Rock, after all.
    • Now that's what I call Music With Rocks In.
  • The Death of Rats, at the end, being the one who picks up the soul of the newly departed Mr. Clete, who had been an annoying thorn in everyone's side the entire time. He wasn't even worth the time of the real Death! And then the Death of Rats mocks his laugh.
  • "And Death stood up"
  • A near-literal Crowning Moment, when the Music first takes possession of Buddy at the Mended Drum and a disastrous flop that's got the crowd hurling bottles and axes onto the stage is transformed into a blockbusting concert for the ages, with one paradigm-shattering power chord. Just like that, Buddy is the King of Music With Rocks In.
  • Death gets a particularly awesome moment at the end of the story, when he contemplates changing the course of history and saving the musician's life. Another character reminds Death that, when you change the fate of one person, you change the whole world (which was the entire point of Mort, after all). Death responds by saying, sometimes the world needs changing.
  • Just the idea that the universe of Discworld didn't just "bang" into existence: it was birthed by a power chord, which is still echoing through its every atom and energy-wave.