History Characters / DiscworldWizards

1st Oct '17 10:11:13 AM webgiant
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* AlmightyJanitor: As of ''Unseen Academicals'', Ponder is ''still'' not tenured faculty, and may not even have officially received his DThau (since he seems to be "Mr. Stibbons" instead of "Dr."). However, he has taken over so many ''staff'' positions that he's the only one who understands UU's finances and holds a majority of votes in University Council meetings. A Roundworld equivalent would be the lab tech who never finished his dissertation but is the only one who knows how to calibrate all the instruments.

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* AlmightyJanitor: As of ''Unseen Academicals'', Ponder is ''still'' not tenured faculty, and may not even have officially received his DThau [[https://wiki.lspace.org/mediawiki/UU_degrees Doctor of Thaumatology]] (since he seems to be "Mr. Stibbons" instead of "Dr."). However, he has taken over so many ''staff'' positions that he's the only one who understands UU's finances and holds a majority of votes in University Council meetings. A Roundworld equivalent would be the lab tech who never finished his dissertation but is the only one who knows how to calibrate all the instruments.
1st Oct '17 9:59:04 AM webgiant
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* {{Seers}}: The official function of the Reader in Invisible Writings is to piece together books written elsewhere in the universe, or as yet unwritten books, by examining L-Space with the use of HEX, which works out into a [[{{Magitek}} semi-technological, semi-magical]] Clairvoyance ability controlled by Ponder Stibbons.

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* {{Seers}}: The official function of the Reader in Invisible Writings is to piece together books written elsewhere in the universe, multiverse, or as yet unwritten books, books in the same multiverse, by examining L-Space with the use of HEX, which works out into a [[{{Magitek}} semi-technological, semi-magical]] Clairvoyance ability controlled by Ponder Stibbons.
1st Oct '17 9:57:28 AM webgiant
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* Seers: The official function of the Reader in Invisible Writings is to piece together books written elsewhere in the universe, or as yet unwritten books, by examining L-Space with the use of HEX, which works out into a [[Magitek semi-technological, semi-magical]] Clairvoyance ability controlled by Ponder Stibbons.

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* Seers: {{Seers}}: The official function of the Reader in Invisible Writings is to piece together books written elsewhere in the universe, or as yet unwritten books, by examining L-Space with the use of HEX, which works out into a [[Magitek [[{{Magitek}} semi-technological, semi-magical]] Clairvoyance ability controlled by Ponder Stibbons.
1st Oct '17 9:53:37 AM webgiant
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One of the younger wizards at Unseen University - the youngest member of the University Council by multiple decades - who heads up the "new generation" of wizardry in the High Energy Magic department (read: physicists and nerds). Creator of the {{Magitek}} computer "Hex".

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One of the younger wizards at Unseen University - the youngest member of the University Council by multiple decades - who heads up the "new generation" of wizardry in the High Energy Magic department (read: physicists and nerds). Creator of the {{Magitek}} computer "Hex".
"Hex". His official title on the University Council and as a member of the Faculty is Reader in Invisible Writings.


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* Seers: The official function of the Reader in Invisible Writings is to piece together books written elsewhere in the universe, or as yet unwritten books, by examining L-Space with the use of HEX, which works out into a [[Magitek semi-technological, semi-magical]] Clairvoyance ability controlled by Ponder Stibbons.
18th Aug '17 4:08:01 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* VetinariJobSecurity: Ponder is the only member of the University Council who fully understands its rules and finances. He's got a job for life, now, as removing him would mean every one of his dozens of responsibilities would have to be reassigned, and he got them in the first place because no one else could be bothered.

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* VetinariJobSecurity: Ponder is the only member of the University Council who fully understands its rules and finances. He's got a job for life, now, as removing him would mean every one of his dozens of responsibilities would have to be reassigned, and he got them in the first place because no one else could be bothered. In ''Unseen Academicals'' the faculty did express interest in reducing his workload (and the disproportionate power it gives him)... which they immediately delegated to him.
27th Jul '17 10:12:57 AM DracoKanji
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* FragileSpeedster: Not superhumanly fast, perhaps, but he can, and ''has,'' outrun most people and a fair number of creatures on the Disc. And even a few people and creatures in and from other dimensions. Being all too aware of the "fragile" part just seems to lend extra speed.

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* FragileSpeedster: Not superhumanly fast, perhaps, but he can, and ''has,'' outrun most people and a fair number of creatures on the Disc. And even a few people and creatures in and from other dimensions. He has literally outrun Death on his horse, partly from luck and partly from savvy. Being all too aware of the "fragile" part just seems to lend extra speed.



* InsistentTerminology: Rincewind defines himself as a wizard, never mind his lack of magical talent.

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Rincewind defines himself as a wizard, never mind his lack of magical talent.
27th Jul '17 3:45:43 AM Gaby007
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* HypocriticalHeartwarming: No one is allowed to mistreat the wizards - that's ''his'' job, damnit!
6th Jul '17 9:14:41 AM Materioptikon
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* SiblingRivalry: His brother is the High Priest of Io and the de facto leader of the Ankh-Morpork religious hierarchy. They get along pretty well, which is rare between a priest and a wizard.
25th Apr '17 5:36:30 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Particularly noticeable in ''Lords and Ladies''. Ponder Stibbons tried to explain the concept of AlternateHistory, and Ridcully kept wandering off on tangents until Stibbons gave up. The next day, ''Ridcully'' explained the theory to Granny Weatherwax.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Particularly noticeable in ''Lords and Ladies''. Ponder Stibbons tried to explain the concept of AlternateHistory, and Ridcully kept wandering off on tangents until Stibbons gave up. The next day, ''Ridcully'' explained the theory to Granny Weatherwax. He does, however, never quite grasp why he never gets invites to his alternates' weddings.
5th Apr '17 6:12:08 PM Lullabee
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*** ''Discworld/RaisingSteam'' mentions that he's doing some research on the pharmaceutical properties of plants in the Neverglades.

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*** ''Discworld/RaisingSteam'' mentions that he's doing some research on the pharmaceutical properties of plants in the Neverglades.Netherglades.
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