History Characters / DiscworldWizards

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.
10th Feb '17 9:51:01 AM RegShoe
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** By ''Making Money'' this seems to have stopped working as he now bemoans the fact that Ponder and High Energy Magic come under his department and has no idea what any of them are doing or why it means there is a giant squid in the hall.
17th Jan '17 2:02:28 AM Divra
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* GentlemanWizard: An interesting variation. Ridcully is less a riff on the genteel, urban gentleman, and more one on the no less gentlemanly but widely different hunting, fishing, shooting country squire.
30th Oct '16 12:25:25 AM saberwyn
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**Similarly, when Adora Belle Dearheart lights a cigarette in the library, he confiscates it. The Librarian's usual punishment for smoking in the Library is to try confiscating your head.
22nd Oct '16 3:45:06 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk --> JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Goes from the former to the latter over the course of his first few books. In ''The Colour of Magic'' he seemed to only be out for himself and only looked after Twoflower under duress from the Patrician. In later books he's still sarcastic and a little mean-spirited, but he genuinely seems to care for other people (even Twoflower).

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* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk --> JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Goes from the former to the latter over the course of his first few books. In ''The Colour of Magic'' he seemed to only be out for himself and only looked after Twoflower under duress from the Patrician. In later books he's still He's sarcastic and can be a little bit mean-spirited, but and is a self-proclaimed coward. Beneath all that, however, he's a decent person and is not as selfish as he genuinely seems pretends to care for other people (even Twoflower).be.
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