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22nd Sep '15 12:46:34 PM MechWarrior
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* Vetinari usually gets these near the ends of most of the stories he appears in, after orchestrating elaborate {{plan}}s and [[GambitRoulette Roulettes]] that work out to improve Ankh-Morpork for the better. Vetinari is ''[[BadAss badass]]''.

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* Vetinari usually gets these near the ends of most of the stories he appears in, after orchestrating elaborate {{plan}}s and [[GambitRoulette Roulettes]] that work out to improve Ankh-Morpork for the better. Vetinari is ''[[BadAss ''[[{{Badass}} badass]]''.
31st May '15 3:08:26 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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* "VENI. VICI. VETINARI." This statement from Vetinari is awesome in a couple of words. First off, it referrs the saying "VENI. VIDI. VICI", which also exists in-universe as a saying from General Tacticus. Second it aknowledges that there is no real victory but only the peace Vetinari had been able to ensure, and even that came at the cost of some lifes. (In Vetinari's own words: "Men marched away, Vimes. And men marched back. How glorious the battles would have been that they never had to fight!"). Third it shows that even this "victory" is something Vetinari at the same time does and does not take pride in.

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* "VENI. VICI. VETINARI." This statement from Vetinari is awesome in a couple of words. First off, it referrs the saying "VENI. VIDI. VICI", which also exists in-universe as a saying from General Tacticus. Second it aknowledges acknowledges that there is no real victory but only the peace Vetinari had been able to ensure, and even that came at the cost of some lifes. (In Vetinari's own words: "Men marched away, Vimes. And men marched back. How glorious the battles would have been that they never had to fight!"). Third it shows that even this "victory" is something Vetinari at the same time does and does not take pride in.
23rd Mar '15 2:49:41 AM GermanTroper
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* In the same scene, when Vimes points out [[spoiler:to the MagnificentBastard ruler]] (who is [[SmugSnake arrogantly pointing out]] that Vimes (being LawfulGood) wouldn't dare shoot) just who Vimes' own ancestor was ([[spoiler:[[IDidWhatIHadToDo the city guard captain who killed an insane ruler of Ankh-Morpork]]]]). The fact that [[spoiler:Vetinari's Klatchian counterpart]] is visibly shaken at this is just made of win. The scene is made even more badass when you realize that Vimes was ''completely'' bluffing, was scared absolutely witless, and had just been told in no uncertain terms that [[spoiler:the Klatchian army would be busy ''killing him'' if [[ForWantOfANail he hadn't made a single different decision earlier in the book.]]]] And then Vetinari shows up just in time to [[ArrowCatch steal the bolt out of his crossbow]] ''as it goes off''.

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* In the same scene, when Vimes points out [[spoiler:to the MagnificentBastard ruler]] (who is [[SmugSnake arrogantly pointing out]] that Vimes (being LawfulGood) wouldn't dare shoot) just who Vimes' own ancestor was ([[spoiler:[[IDidWhatIHadToDo the city guard captain who killed an insane ruler of Ankh-Morpork]]]]). The fact that [[spoiler:Vetinari's Klatchian counterpart]] is visibly shaken at this is just made of win. The scene is made even more badass when you realize that Vimes was ''completely'' bluffing, was scared absolutely witless, and had just been told in no uncertain terms that [[spoiler:the Klatchian army would be busy ''killing him'' if [[ForWantOfANail he hadn't made a single different decision earlier in the book.]]]] And then Vetinari shows up just in time to [[ArrowCatch steal the bolt out of his crossbow]] ''as it goes off''.crossbow]]. The best part? [[spoiler: In sheer reflex of Vetinari snatching the bolt Vimes presses the trigger and notes how the look on said ruler's face will keep him warm on cold nights.]]



** Also an Awesome Moment for the commander saying this line, as it shows excellent judement - and a love of peace - on his part.



* Vetinari surrenders the island of Leshp unconditionally to the Klatchians, leading Lord Rust to charge him with treason. Knowing that the island will sink back under the sea in a few days, he arranges for the treaty-signing to take place there. Thus, the treaty becomes null and void, the Klatchian leader is disgraced, and, since he didn't sign a treaty to surrender a nonexistent island, all charges against Vetinari are dropped.

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* Vetinari surrenders the island of Leshp unconditionally to the Klatchians, leading Lord Rust to charge him with treason. Knowing that the island will sink back under the sea in a few days, he arranges for the treaty-signing to take place there.there, by manipulating the opposite site into suggesting it, even. Thus, the treaty becomes null and void, the Klatchian leader is disgraced, and, since he didn't sign a treaty to surrender a nonexistent island, all charges against Vetinari are dropped.



* "VENI. VICI. VETINARI." -you don't need other words.

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* "VENI. VICI. VETINARI." -you don't need other words.This statement from Vetinari is awesome in a couple of words. First off, it referrs the saying "VENI. VIDI. VICI", which also exists in-universe as a saying from General Tacticus. Second it aknowledges that there is no real victory but only the peace Vetinari had been able to ensure, and even that came at the cost of some lifes. (In Vetinari's own words: "Men marched away, Vimes. And men marched back. How glorious the battles would have been that they never had to fight!"). Third it shows that even this "victory" is something Vetinari at the same time does and does not take pride in.
13th Feb '15 10:37:02 PM Chal
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* Vimes later recalls arresting Vetinari as being a personal Crowning Moment of Awesome. It doesn't stick, and he never really believed in the charge to begin with, but he realized that if there's to be any law, it has to extend all the way to the top.
2nd Feb '15 2:00:27 PM LBHills
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--> '''Commander Vimes:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Any volunteers to be the third man? Anyone?]]

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--> '''Commander Vimes:''' [[DeadpanSnarker [[WhoWillBellTheCat Any volunteers to be the third man? Anyone?]]
14th Aug '14 6:39:40 AM Aradials
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*** [[MathematiciansAnswer Yes.]]
7th Jul '14 12:53:21 PM betastyle
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*** [[MathematiciansAnswer Yes.]]
28th Apr '14 1:50:36 AM Vesperitis
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** For fans, it's difficult to decide whether that statement is a more awesome testimonial for [[TheAce Carrot]] or for [[BigGood Vimes]].
13th Mar '14 2:49:49 PM Tdwalls
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* Props to dimwitted, stupid Colon for [[spoiler: accurately guessing Prince Cadram's plan simply by being TooDumbToFool and not being politically correct like his boss.]]
11th Feb '14 6:27:06 PM hobbitguy1420
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* A possible, though creepy, case of [[FridgeBrilliance Fridge Badassery]] for Vimes: [[spoiler:In the alternate timeline were Klatch invades Ankh-Morpork, after Detritus (badass troll), Dorfl (badass golem) and Carrot (badass ''incarnate'') die, [[BadassNormal Vimes]] is still the last man to be taken down.]]

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* A possible, though creepy, case of [[FridgeBrilliance Fridge Badassery]] for Vimes: [[spoiler:In the alternate timeline were where Klatch invades Ankh-Morpork, after Detritus (badass troll), Dorfl (badass golem) and Carrot (badass ''incarnate'') die, [[BadassNormal Vimes]] is still the last man to be taken down.]]
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