- Harsher in Hindsight: Only if you read the books in the order they were released in, but in Stormchaser, Hubble dies the moment he leaves the Twilight Woods and Stope Boltjaw actually wanders off into the woods themselves and both characters are subsequently forgotten. In the later two books of the Quint Trilogy, both have their characters seriously fleshed out. Unfortunately, they're still both going to die.
- Ho Yay: Twig and Cowlquape, Midnight over Sanctaphrax. So very much.
Cowlquape: And I'd follow you anywhere, even... even out there, into Open Sky.
- Rook and Xanth!
- Also Sagbutt and Filbus Queep.
- The Woobie: And the award goes to... Xanth Filatine!