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22nd Mar '17 10:00:10 AM moloch
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* In the same scene when Vimes reasons out that Ahmed is actually also a watchman.

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* In the same scene when Vimes reasons out that Ahmed is actually also a watchman. He's smarter than he acts, and he always seems to show up where there's been trouble asking awkward questions. There's a word for people like that. Copper.
22nd Mar '17 9:58:07 AM moloch
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* Vimes (and half the other characters present) at the climax -- [[spoiler: he arrests ''two entire armies'' (including his own side) as they stand on the battlefield, charging them with breach of the peace, loitering with intent, [[IncrediblyLamePun loitering within tent]], malicious lingering... and carrying a concealed weapon, simply because he doesn't happen to be looking at the weapons at the time. He also arrests the leader of the opposing army for murder and threatens to shoot the leader of Ankh-Morpork's army]]. At which point Captain Carrot organises a football game.

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* Vimes (and half the other characters present) at the climax -- [[spoiler: he arrests ''two entire armies'' (including his own side) as they stand on the battlefield, charging them with breach of the peace, loitering with intent, [[IncrediblyLamePun loitering within tent]], malicious lingering... oh, and carrying a concealed weapon, simply because he doesn't happen to be looking at was in the tent, ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny and therefore couldn't see the weapons at the time.they were carrying]]''. He also arrests the leader of the opposing army for murder and threatens to shoot the leader of Ankh-Morpork's army]]. At which point Captain Carrot organises a football game.
16th Feb '17 7:05:42 PM LBHills
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--> '''Commander Vimes:''' [[WhoWillBellTheCat Any volunteers to be the third man? Anyone?]]

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--> '''Commander Vimes:''' [[WhoWillBellTheCat [[MexicanStandoff Any volunteers to be the third man? Anyone?]]
23rd Dec '16 9:00:29 AM Morgenthaler
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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''.



* 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.

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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.
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.]]
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