History Characters / DiscworldWizards

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.
9th Oct '16 2:45:30 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: In an assassination attempt, Trymon launches a knife at a supposedly-unsuspecting Galder from across the room. Galder immediately reflects the knife and sends it hurtling into the door behind Trymon, saying [[BadassBoast the quote above]].



* KlingonPromotion: He single-handedly stopped the tradition of this at Unseen University by being [[{{Badass}} pretty much completely indestructible]].

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* KlingonPromotion: He single-handedly stopped the tradition of this at Unseen University by being [[{{Badass}} pretty much completely indestructible]].indestructible.
7th Oct '16 2:58:12 PM Aquila89
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* WouldnntHitAGirl: He beats up any man who calls him a monkey (or even utters the word in his presence) but when women do it (like Ginger in ''Moving Pictures'' or Agnes in ''Maskerade'') he expresses disapproval nonviolently.

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* WouldnntHitAGirl: WouldntHitAGirl: He beats up any man who calls him a monkey (or even utters the word in his presence) but when women do it (like Ginger in ''Moving Pictures'' or Agnes in ''Maskerade'') he expresses disapproval nonviolently.
7th Oct '16 2:57:48 PM Aquila89
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* WouldnntHitAGirl: He beats up any man who calls him a monkey (or even utters the word in his presence) but when women do it (like Ginger in ''Moving Pictures'' or Agnes in ''Maskerade'') he expresses disapproval nonviolently.
1st Oct '16 1:20:17 PM Eagal
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* {{Expy}}: Paul Kidby likes to draw him looking like an older Harry Potter.



* [[GeekPhysiques Geek Physique]]: In a University where a large waistline and long beard are congruent with wisdom and gravitas, it doesn't help that he's skinny and cleanshaven. What is worse is that he ''started out'' as plump in his student years but started to lose weight shortly after ''Lords And Ladies''. By 24 he was positively scrawny by wizard standards...and he's stayed that way into middle age. Reversing the established trend of increasing age and girth hasn't made him any more popular with the senior faculty.

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* [[GeekPhysiques Geek Physique]]: GeekPhysiques: In a University where a large waistline and long beard are congruent with wisdom and gravitas, it doesn't help that he's skinny and cleanshaven. What is worse is that he ''started out'' as plump in his student years but started to lose weight shortly after ''Lords And Ladies''. By 24 he was positively scrawny by wizard standards...and he's stayed that way into middle age. Reversing the established trend of increasing age and girth hasn't made him any more popular with the senior faculty.
1st Oct '16 1:07:19 PM Eagal
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* AscendedExtra: Started as a one-off joke. Now makes an appearance in pretty much anything set in Ankh-Morpork.
** The Librarian is said to have been in more Discworld books than any other character except Death.

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* AscendedExtra: Started as a one-off joke. Now makes an appearance in pretty much anything set in Ankh-Morpork.
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Ankh-Morpork. The Librarian is said to have has been in more Discworld books than any other character except Death.



* BerserkButton: There's a word. Begins with M, might loosely be applied to creatures that look somewhat like him. Don't say the word. Don't even ''think'' the word, unless you're already running away at top speed!
** On a few ''very'' rare occasions, he lets people get away with saying the M-word. The list include Glod Glodsson, Bestiality Carter and Agnes Nitt -- the first two because they were being tricked by malicious pranksters into saying the word (though Glod was smart enough to turn it back on the pranksters), and Agnes got off with a politely wagging finger of warning - perhaps because she was referring to a different, ''actual'' monkey, but primarily because he'd taken a liking to her.
** He's got another berserk button too: open flames in the Library. If you're lucky you'll only get your cigarette confiscated and eaten, and if you're not he'll attempt to unscrew your head from your torso.
* CatchPhrase: Perhaps you can guess what it is?

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* BerserkButton: There's a word. Begins with M, might loosely be applied to creatures that look somewhat like him. Don't say the word. Don't even ''think'' the word, unless you're already running away at top speed!
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** On a few ''very'' rare occasions, he lets people get away with saying the M-word. The list include Glod Glodsson, Bestiality Carter and Agnes Nitt -- the first two because they were He really hates being tricked by malicious pranksters into saying the word (though Glod was smart enough to turn it back on the pranksters), and Agnes got off with called a politely wagging finger of warning - perhaps because she was referring to a different, ''actual'' monkey, but primarily because he'd taken a liking to her.
monkey.
** He's got another berserk button too: He won't tolerate open flames in the Library. If you're lucky you'll only get your cigarette confiscated and eaten, and if you're not he'll attempt to unscrew your head from your torso.
* CatchPhrase: Perhaps you can guess what it is?He's an orangutan, so he can't really speak English. He just says "Ook". Most people seem able to pick up his meaning regardless.
1st Oct '16 1:02:43 PM Eagal
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* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: But whatever you do, don't ''say'' that.
** ShownTheirWork: He's an orangutan, and orangutans are '''apes''', not monkeys. He feels [[BerserkButton VERY strongly]] about this distinction. And he doesn't have the cheek flanges because, despite being the only orangutan at Unseen University, he's still not the dominant male - he's a wizard as well as an ape, and Ridcully's senior to him. (Ridcully, insists he doesn't 'dominate' anyone, and ''stop staring at his cheeks!'')

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* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: But whatever you do, don't ''say'' that.
** ShownTheirWork: He's an orangutan, and orangutans are '''apes''', not monkeys. He feels [[BerserkButton VERY strongly]] about this distinction. And he doesn't have the cheek flanges because, despite being the only orangutan at Unseen University, he's still not the dominant male - he's a wizard as well as an ape, and Ridcully's senior to him. (Ridcully, insists he doesn't 'dominate' anyone, and ''stop staring at his cheeks!'')
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* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Primate]]: The rest of the faculty is perpetually fumbling the SanityBall. The Librarian is the one who catches it.

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* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Primate]]: OnlySaneMan: The rest of the faculty is perpetually fumbling the SanityBall. The Librarian is the one who catches it.it.
* ShownTheirWork: He's an orangutan, and orangutans are '''apes''', not monkeys. He feels [[BerserkButton VERY strongly]] about this distinction. And he doesn't have the cheek flanges because, despite being the only orangutan at Unseen University, he's still not the dominant male - he's a wizard as well as an ape, and Ridcully's senior to him. (Ridcully, insists he doesn't 'dominate' anyone, and ''stop staring at his cheeks!'')
29th Sep '16 4:43:42 AM KnightofLsama
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** [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Alternatively]] he's started going into more advanced branches of mathematics where you stop using numbers. The same sort of thing that Detritus was doing when locked in the Pork Futures Warehouse in ''Men At Arms"".
18th Sep '16 6:23:58 AM Bissek
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* UnexpectedSuccessor: Had actually retired from wizardry before being elected Archchancellor, and he was chosen primarily because the fact that he had retired and gone back to his farm in the Ramtops meant that he had been totally uninvolved in the events of ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}''.
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