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  • Toot-Toot and his brigade of pixies killing the Summer Lady with box cutters. "In the name of the Pizza Lord! CHARGE!"
  • Harry's battle-cry: "I don't believe in faeries!" This becomes even more awesome when you remember that the more powerful fae in this setting hate being called faeries. That takes guts.
  • Murphy attacking a chloro-fiend with a chainsaw. That is all. Or it would be, if Harry hadn't scored another one in the same fight, by soaking a magic-resistant ogre in gasoline and lighting it on fire.
    • It's still awesome, but Murphy does lose some points when Harry realizes that the chlorofiend was incapable of fighting back against her.
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    • Harry might have ended the ogre, but Murphy wounded him first with said chainsaw.
  • Fix, a relatively small, frightened man, beating the crap out of the Winter Knight, one of the most horrible beings in the Winter Court (and, in fact, the whole series), with a wrench. All because he hurt Fix's friend.
  • Harry not only resisting the temptations of the Winter Lady (by pouring ice water on his crotch) but also verbally bitchslapping her by saying that she couldn't have murdered the Summer Knight because not only is she not powerful enough, but she's also an immature, impulse-driven child.
  • Although not shown, Simon Petrovich wiping out most, if not all, of the vampires that atttacked Archangel with his Death Curse.
  • Meryl making a Heroic Sacrifice, Choosing to become fae so that, with a last burst of troll strength, she can take down the Lord Marshal and save Harry, who in turn turns the tables on Aurora and saves Lily.
  • A stealth Moment of Awesome for the villains: when Harry jabs "Mr. Grum" in the arm with an iron nail, the undercover fae not only recovers from what must've been excruciating pain in a matter of seconds, but has the speed of glamour-casting and the presence of mind to adopt a second disguise before Harry can glance up at his attacker. Pretty fast save by Lord Talos, there.
    • It's more than that, actually. During the fight at the Wal-Mart "Grum" also gets hit with cold iron, and set on fire, in his "true" ogre form. But Talos doesn't drop the illusion that time. Which means Harry didn't disrupt his human disguise during their first encounter. Talos deliberately switched from his crude human illusion to his ogre illusion, because he knew that was the effect that a mortal wizard like Harry would expect. Which means he took that iron nail and endured the pain enough to not break his concentration.
  • In a diplomacy-based example, seeing our first glimpse of how the Gatekeeper quietly and deftly steers the Senior Council onto what he knows is the right path, even if they don't have a clue what's going on, scores a big one.
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