An incident that I find most interesting in Captain Nobody is when Newton climbs up the Appleton water tower to save Reggie ratner. It is interesting to read that Reggie Ratner is only there to spray 'Go Merrimac' and not commit suicide, as believe by the police and the people ad Appleton. Reggie's left foot is stuck in a hole in the shingles, therefore he is unable to move.
This revelation is unexpected and rather amusing to read, especially when Reggie tries to pull his foot out and he ends up breaking more shingles. Newton risks his life to climb an old fragile ladder of the tallest structure in Appleton.