History Characters / DiscworldWizards

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.
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.
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