* AntiClimaxBoss: [[spoiler: The adventures in the Worms' realm is horrific and results in the greatest number of main characters getting killed off. However, the Worm which is supposedly a god (though Totho realizes it's nothing more than a giant centipede with some cute tricks), gets killed when it eats Totho who has belt of grenades on him. This decapitates the Worm and knocks out its army of followers]]
** In ''Dragonfly Falling'', Collegium [[spoiler: returning fire on the first night of the siege and destroying over three-quarters of the Vekken siege artillery is most definitely a CMOA. The entire volley was fired blind, aimed using only the calculations that Collegium's mathematicians had made earlier that day.]] AwesomenessByAnalysis does not do it justice!
** Tisamon's [[spoiler: amazing death/ assassination of the Emperor]] in ''Salute the Dark''.
* FridgeBrilliance: Most of the things that the Spider-kinden Lord-Martial Teornis [[strike: says to the Wasps ]] says to any foreigner can be interpreted in many different ways that make sense in different context later on. Pay attention to what he says to the Wasps about greeting them with closed fists: is he acknowledging their cultural differences and using their signal of peace to display it, or is he underhandedly insulting them and declaring war?
* TearJerker: In ''Heirs of the Blade'' [[spoiler:Tynisa's anguished words to the spirit of Tisamon. "Where is the man who was Stenwold's friend. and who loved my mother? Where is my father!"]], [[spoiler: her words to Salma's spirit is one as well]]