* Rincewind's HeroicBSOD and the description of him scrabbling through the rubble of [[spoiler:the ruined library]].
** Not just that but the [[spoiler:ruined library]] at all. There was also the matter of [[spoiler:whether the Librarian got out or not]].
* Rincewind's [[HeroicSacrifice one good deed]].
** When he's fighting the Thing, he notices that Coin isn't running. Then he starts to - ''toward'' Rincewind. Rincewind has to resort to screaming ''the same abusive line Coin's father told him when he tortured the boy'' in order to get Coin to obey and escape back into the world. And then the portal closes, meaning that's the last thing he said to Coin.
* Spelter and Carding- both starting out as your standard vicious wizards, both coming to realize something is horribly, horribly ''wrong''... and both discovering that RedemptionEqualsDeath. Extra-horrible bonus points for Carding, since the ''readers'' get a GoryDiscretionShot but ''Coin'' [[ForcedToWatch doesn't]].
* The beginning with Ipslore and his wife's death: "All my magic could not save her."
** [[AC:These things happen. They have to. Sorry.]]