History Discworld / CarpeJugulum

21st Aug '16 7:36:09 PM PaulA
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* EmbarrassingMiddleName:
** Princess Esmerelda Margaret Note Spelling of Lancre.
** Also mentioned: James What The Hell Is That Cow Doing In Here? Poorchick and King My God He's Heavy the First.


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* NamingCeremony: The one for Magrat and Verence's daughter is key to the plot. The ceremony can apparently be performed by whatever priest is handy, and there seems to be a rule that whatever the priest says after "I now name you..." is irrevocable -- which is how the girl in question ends up as Princess Esmerelda Margaret Note Spelling of Lancre. (Also mentioned: James What The Hell Is That Cow Doing In Here? Poorchick and King My God He's Heavy the First.)
26th Jul '16 4:12:14 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy:
** The Magpyr vampires. They train themselves to overcome vampire weaknesses, and mock the old count for his Film/HammerHorror style GenreBlindness - easily-opened curtains, objects easily broken into holy symbols and stakes, copious holy water, etc.
** {{Subverted}} when it turns out the Old Count is far more GenreSavvy than his offspring. He deliberately allows humans to exploit his weaknesses so that, being an easily dispatched villain and giving the village boys something to feel good about, he is never KilledOffForReal.



* HeelRealization: [[spoiler: The Count outright asks the villagers of Escrow to look at him, and then at the newly-resurrected previous Count, believing that the comparison will convince them that he's the better of the two. But VillainousBreakdown ensues when he realizes that being DangerouslyGenreSavvy is considered far, ''far'' worse than the old Count's intentional use of the VillainBall. Vlad gets this too, presumably, since he genuinely believes that the alternative for Escrow that his father offers is better than what it used to be.]]

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* HeelRealization: [[spoiler: The Count outright asks the villagers of Escrow to look at him, and then at the newly-resurrected previous Count, believing that the comparison will convince them that he's the better of the two. But VillainousBreakdown ensues when he realizes that being DangerouslyGenreSavvy savvy is considered far, ''far'' worse than the old Count's intentional use of the VillainBall. Vlad gets this too, presumably, since he genuinely believes that the alternative for Escrow that his father offers is better than what it used to be.]]



** The vampyres are apparently less "dark" than traditional vampires. [[GenreSavvy This is just a trap]].

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** The vampyres are apparently less "dark" than traditional vampires. [[GenreSavvy This is just a trap]].trap.
28th Jun '16 7:05:55 PM NanoMoose
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** Granny mentions that Lancre once had a vampire queen, who denied her vampire nature, refusing to drink blood and only getting by on blue steaks. Subverted in that she was a horrific dictator who killed countless people and impaled them on spikes; it's just this had nothing to do with her being a vampire.

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** Granny mentions that Lancre once had a vampire queen, queen who denied her vampire nature, refusing to drink blood and only getting by on blue steaks. Subverted in that she was a horrific dictator who killed countless people and impaled them on spikes; it's ''was'' an iron-fisted dictator; it just this had nothing to do with her being a vampire.
23rd May '16 2:07:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* ImprovisedCross: Weaponized, where the vampires have built up an immunity to all the traditional vampire repellents including garlic and holy symbols (crosses are not mentioned, but there are so many religions on the Disc there's probably one or two). This backfires spectacularly when [[spoiler:Granny gets in their heads causes them to recognize the shapes of the symbols everywhere, paralyzing them]].
6th May '16 5:42:50 AM portraitinflesh42
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-->'''Countess:''' And we met such lovely people. Do you remember [[{{Dracula}} Mr and Mrs Harker?]]\\

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-->'''Countess:''' And we met such lovely people. Do you remember [[{{Dracula}} Mr and Mrs Harker?]]\\Harker]]?\\
6th May '16 5:41:41 AM portraitinflesh42
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-->'''Countess:''' And we met such lovely people. Do you remember Mr and Mrs Harker?\\

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-->'''Countess:''' And we met such lovely people. Do you remember [[{{Dracula}} Mr and Mrs Harker?\\Harker?]]\\
20th Mar '16 11:26:00 AM Aquila89
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** A key moment comes when he's alone with Granny in a wet, cold forest at night, afraid she's going to freeze to death, and the only dry material he has that could start a fire to warm her up is the paper his Bible... er, Book of Om is printed on. [[spoiler: He recalls a passage that says, "Where there is darkness we will make a great light..." He takes out the Book again... and makes a great light.]]

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** A key moment comes when he's alone with Granny in a wet, cold forest at night, afraid she's going to freeze to death, and the only dry material he has that could start a fire to warm her up is the paper his Bible... er, Book of Om is printed on. [[spoiler: He recalls Looking for guidance, he finds a passage in it that says, "Where there is darkness we will make a great light..." He takes out the Book again...Book... and makes a great light.]]
27th Feb '16 12:32:30 PM billybobfred
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23rd Feb '16 6:17:31 PM Andyroid
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* HateAtFirstSight: Agnes secretly desires to be a "bad girl". Then she meets Lacrimosa, an ''actual'' bad girl.

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* HateAtFirstSight: Agnes Nitt secretly desires to be a "bad girl". Then she meets Lacrimosa, an ''actual'' bad girl.girl, and her reaction is summed up as "There ''is'' such a thing as hate at first sight."
28th Dec '15 10:44:10 AM Discar
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* MundaneUtility: Granny's attempts to fight her vampire transformation generate incredible heat, which she transfers into an iron anvil to keep it from killing her. The blacksmith then puts a pot of tea on the anvil to boil.
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