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24th Jul '15 9:30:30 PM Sharlee
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*** What else could one expect? Detritus hangs around with Carrot "It'll be a blow for entertainment in this city" Ironfoundersson, after all!

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*** What else could one expect? Detritus hangs pals around with Carrot "It'll be a blow for entertainment in this city" Ironfoundersson, after all!
24th Jul '15 9:29:49 PM Sharlee
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*** What else could one expect? Detritus hangs around with Carrot "It'll be a blow for entertainment in this city" Ironfoundersson, after all!
24th May '15 6:07:45 AM ading
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** I also give one to Vimes for training his subordinates to be the kind of coppers who can be relied on to disobey even their commanding officer if he's being bloody stupid. And then giving Detritus that order knowing without a doubt that he would disobey. That's trust.

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** I also give one to Vimes also gets one for training his subordinates to be the kind of coppers who can be relied on to disobey even their commanding officer if he's being bloody stupid. And then giving Detritus that order knowing without a doubt that he would disobey. That's trust.
2nd Feb '15 6:05:03 PM LBHills
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** He [=KOs=] two werewolves bare-handed after plunging over an icy waterfall. This is AFTER the werewolves stripped him naked and dumped him in the middle of a winter forest as part of a twisted hunting "game". A game that is ''designed'' to be impossible for the huntee to win...unless the huntee is Sam Vimes.

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** He [=KOs=] two werewolves bare-handed after plunging over an icy waterfall. This is AFTER the werewolves stripped him naked and dumped him in the middle of a winter forest as part of a twisted hunting "game". A game that is ''designed'' to be impossible for the huntee quarry to win...unless the huntee is Sam Vimes.win.
24th Mar '14 12:02:51 PM Thenakedcat
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** He KOs two werewolves bare-handed after plunging over an icy waterfall. This is AFTER the werewolves stripped him naked and dumped him in the middle of a winter forest as part of a twisted hunting "game". A game that is ''designed'' to be impossible for the huntee to win...unless the huntee is Sam Vimes.

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** He KOs [=KOs=] two werewolves bare-handed after plunging over an icy waterfall. This is AFTER the werewolves stripped him naked and dumped him in the middle of a winter forest as part of a twisted hunting "game". A game that is ''designed'' to be impossible for the huntee to win...unless the huntee is Sam Vimes.
24th Mar '14 12:01:50 PM Thenakedcat
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* Vimes's refusal to [[BondOneLiner celebrate]] after killing [[spoiler:Angua's brother]], because 'that would make it murder'.
** The mere fact that he pulled off this, given that the victim was a ''[[spoiler:werewolf]]'', further highlights Vimes' [[BadAss badassitude]].
** Hey, he manages to kill '''two''' werewolves with his bare hands, in quick succession, '''after going over a bloody waterfall'''. That. Is. Badass.
*** ...and not just a waterfall, but having been forced to flee from the werewolves, naked and unarmed, through a wintry forest as part of the werewolves' twisted "game." A game that is, by all means, impossible for the hunted to win, but Vimes does anyway. Though given this is ''Sam Vimes'' we're talking about, it was probably necessary to even the odds for the werewolves.
* Detritus's refusal to [[JustFollowingOrders just follow orders]]. Is it any wonder why Vimes calls him "One of his finest officers"?
** I also give one to Vimes for training his subordinates to be the kind of “men” that he knows would disobey even him if they thought the order was wrong. And being proud enough and confident enough of that fact that he orders Detritus, who used to take things so literally he'd knock himself out saluting, to kill someone, knowing he won't. That's trust.
** The guard in question ceasing to be so obedient shortly afterward, and Vimes letting him by. "The man's decided he's got a duty to do."
* When Sam, Sybil, and others are facing down a mob of angry dwarves, Sybil wins them over to their side by singing an aria from a famous dwarvish opera, thus helping the group juggernaut their way into the palace.
** Sybil reduces a squad of dwarves guarding the doors to tears, forces Dee to let them in to the Low King, and negotiates a very advantageous trade agreement. Because she'd sung in an abbreviated version of an opera and got bored sitting around the embassy.
* Sybil kills a werewolf. Well I assume she killed it anyway, since she whacked it with a steel bar [[spoiler: hard enough to bend the bar]].
** While apologizing for whacking it with a steel bar. The woman is a Lady.
** It's highly doubtful the werewolf is dead. (Only fire or silver, remember?) But none the less, insanely badass. CARROT couldn't knock out a wolf. (And Vimes fought tooth and nail to knock out/defeat his four or so.)
* There's the moment described in MadeOfPlasticine where the [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass odd-looking and seemingly weak]] "clerk" Inigo Skimmer attacks some enemies by chopping them in the neck with his hand. Rather than stunning them as might be expected, it ''takes their heads clean off''. Granted, it's because he had a (ridiculously sharp) palm dagger, but still.
** Inigo's moment was even more impressive than that. More than a dozen men attacked their carriages. Vimes killed one. Inigo killed ''six.'' When Vimes asked him ironically why he didn't kill more?

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* Vimes's refusal to [[BondOneLiner celebrate]] Vimes, The Law, goes up against Uberwald's cutthroat traditions, The Lore, and kicks the Lore back into the Century of the Marmoset.
** He KOs two werewolves bare-handed
after killing [[spoiler:Angua's brother]], because 'that would make it murder'.
** The mere fact
plunging over an icy waterfall. This is AFTER the werewolves stripped him naked and dumped him in the middle of a winter forest as part of a twisted hunting "game". A game that he pulled off this, given that is ''designed'' to be impossible for the victim was a ''[[spoiler:werewolf]]'', further highlights Vimes' [[BadAss badassitude]].
huntee to win...unless the huntee is Sam Vimes.
** Hey, After escaping, he manages to kill '''two''' werewolves with his bare hands, in quick succession, '''after going over a bloody waterfall'''. That. Is. Badass.
*** ...and not just a waterfall, but having been forced to flee from the werewolves, naked and unarmed, through a wintry forest as part of
the werewolves' twisted "game." A game nigh-immortal leader [[spoiler:Wolfgang, Angua's brother]] through sheer cunning, but to do so in a way that is, by all means, impossible for the hunted still upholds police procedure. And then he refuses to win, but Vimes does anyway. Though given this is ''Sam Vimes'' we're talking about, [[BondOneLiner exult in his victory]] because that would make it was probably necessary to even the odds for the werewolves.
murder.
* Detritus's refusal to [[JustFollowingOrders just follow orders]].orders]] when the orders are bloody stupid. Is it any wonder why Vimes calls him "One of his finest officers"?
** I also give one to Vimes for training his subordinates to be the kind of “men” that he knows would coppers who can be relied on to disobey even him their commanding officer if they thought the he's being bloody stupid. And then giving Detritus that order was wrong. And being proud enough and confident enough of that fact knowing without a doubt that he orders Detritus, who used to take things so literally he'd knock himself out saluting, to kill someone, knowing he won't.would disobey. That's trust.
** The After witnessing this, an Uberwaldean guard in question ceasing decides to be so obedient shortly afterward, ditch his bloody stupid orders, and Vimes letting lets him by. "The man's decided he's got a duty to do."
* When Sam, Sybil, and others are facing down a mob of angry dwarves, Sybil wins them over reduces the guards to their side tears by singing an aria from a famous dwarvish opera, thus helping the group juggernaut their way into the palace.
** Sybil reduces a squad of dwarves guarding the doors to tears,
forces Dee to let them in to see the Low King, and negotiates a very advantageous trade agreement. Because she'd sung in an abbreviated version of an studied dwarf opera decades ago in finishing school and then got bored sitting around the embassy.
* ** Sybil kills knocked out a werewolf. Well I assume she killed it anyway, since she whacked it werewolf with a steel bar [[spoiler: hard ''hard enough to bend the bar]].
** While
bar''...while apologizing for whacking it with a steel bar. The woman is a Lady.
** It's highly doubtful the werewolf is dead. (Only fire or silver, remember?) But none the less, insanely badass. CARROT couldn't knock out a wolf. (And Vimes fought
being crude. ''Carrot and Vimes'' had to fight tooth and nail to knock out/defeat his four or so.)
out a werewolf.
* There's the moment described in MadeOfPlasticine where the [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass odd-looking Odd-looking and seemingly weak]] "clerk" Inigo Skimmer attacks some enemies by chopping them in the neck with his hand. Rather than stunning them as might be expected, it ''takes ''[[MadeOfPlasticine takes their heads clean off''. Granted, it's because off]]''. Because he had a (ridiculously sharp) ridiculously sharp palm dagger, but still.
** Inigo's moment was even
dagger. Also, of the more impressive than that. More than a dozen men that attacked their carriages. carriages, Vimes killed one. Inigo killed ''six.'' When Vimes asked him ironically why he didn't kill more?



* Vimes's prediction that by the time they get to Bonk, the six dead men will have multiplied via the rumor mill into thirty and a dog. He was accurate down to the dog.
* Just about any of Vimes' fights in this book -- the one in the tree was especially good, especially when you realize that Vimes is ''beating up werewolves, bare handed''.

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* Vimes's prediction ** Vimes predicted that by the time they get to Bonk, all seven kills would be attributed to him (Vimes), and the six dead men will number would have multiplied via in the rumor mill into telling to thirty and a dog. He was accurate down to the dog.
* Just about any of Vimes' fights in this book -- the one in the tree was especially good, especially when you realize that Vimes is ''beating up werewolves, bare handed''.
dog.



* So commander Vimes is away. Captain Carrot is away as well. The current acting officer is Fred Colon (and the rest of the Watch is on strike because of that). Ankh-Morpork is having a ''completely crime-free'' day, because every criminal knows that ''Vimes is going to be back'', very unhappy, and with a very big shovel.

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* So commander Vimes is away. Captain Carrot is away as well. The current acting officer is Fred Colon (and the rest of the Watch is on strike because of that). Ankh-Morpork is having a ''completely crime-free'' day, because every criminal knows that ''Vimes is going to be back'', very unhappy, unhappy and ready to spread the misery around with a very big shovel.
1st Jan '14 7:09:25 PM Brickman
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** He then uses this ''again'' as grounds to arrest [[spoiler:Wolfgang]], along with baiting his opponent into explicitly saying he's resisting arrest to justify his use of force.
2nd Aug '13 1:02:39 PM GermanTroper
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--> Igor: [[spoiler: He's in Ankh-Morpork, marthter.]]

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--> Igor: [[spoiler: He's in Ankh-Morpork, marthter.]]]]
* Carrot wrestles down a goddamn wolf!
8th Mar '13 1:38:20 PM LBHills
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** Sybil reduces a squad of dwarves guarding the doors to tears, forces Dee to let them in to the Low King, and negotiates a very advantageous trade agreement. Because she'd sung in an abbreviated version of an opera and got bored sitting around the embassy.



* Sybil reduces a squad of dwarves guarding the doors to tears, forces Dee to let them in to the Low King, and negotiates a very advantageous trade agreement. Because she'd sung in an abbreviated version of an opera and got bored sitting around the embassy.
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