- When Goldeneyes Silverhand Dactylos dies. An awesome character, with an amazing backstory and being a friggin' cyborg to boot... and he doesn't survive more than three pages. Thanks for that kick in the balls, Pratchett!
The 2008 TV film
- Rincewind being expelled from Unseen University, and attempting to jump into the River Ankh. Fortunately, it doesn't stick as soon as he's saved by an empty pallet and spots The Luggage.
- Twoflower Taking the Bullet for Rincewind, almost literally given the Shout-Out to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.