- Sarene verbally PAWNS Iadon by revealing to him how she played him all along and utterly destroying him. Iadon's left crying, and gets so broken he starts making human sacrifices in order to convince the gods to kill Sarene.
- Raoden, with nothing but his wits and his faith in people, manages to turn two of the three criminal lords of Elantris to his side and convince the people to actually start to rebuild the city, turning it from a place of desperation to an actual functional society.
- When Hrathen confronts the real villain of the story.
- Hrathen: I thought you understood by now, Dilaf. Nothing I do is just for show.
- To elaborate. It was tradition for priests to always appear to be wearing heavy armor at all times. For obvious reasons, most priests wore fake armor. Dilaf had Hrathen attacked. However, Hrathen actually DID wear his heavy armor at all times and was thus combat ready and protected from the attack.
- Hrathen's last actions also count. In his last moments he reaches Dilaf and uses his arm enhanced by Dakhor's magic to necklift and choke him and then snap his neck. The fact that he doesn't say a word and that nothing Dilaf does seems to even slow him down is what makes it really awesome.
- The closing portion of the book. The fatal flaw that had corrupted Elantris is suddenly corrected, and all the withered zombie like creatures become glowing embodiments of magical might, walk out of a raging inferno, and start kicking ass.
- Kiin breaking out his old axe and showing why it's not a good idea to screw with someone who went by a name which meant "Crushedthroat Revenge."
Awesome / Elantris