History Discworld / FeetofClay

7th Apr '16 3:03:02 AM morenohijazo
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* BornOfMagic: {{Golems}} in the Discworld are humanoids made of clay, who are given life by means of a ''chem'', a magical script, inserted into the head. At the time of this book, the secret of making new ones is almost lost, known only to a dwindling band of priests of an obscure, dying, religion. But suddenly a new one arises. with an improperly written chem...
27th Dec '15 1:59:31 PM nombretomado
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** ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'': "We can rebuild him. We have the pottery."

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** ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'': ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'': "We can rebuild him. We have the pottery."
11th Dec '15 10:56:14 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** [[spoiler:Meshugah, the golem king]], is described as being incompletely fired - "half-baked" being a British English expression meaning ill-conceived or incompletely carried out

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** [[spoiler:Meshugah, the golem king]], is described as being incompletely fired - "half-baked" being a British English an expression meaning ill-conceived or incompletely carried out
26th Oct '15 4:24:47 AM Andyroid
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Nobby eventually ''[[SuperWindowJump leaps out a window]]'' when [[spoiler: the nobles offer to make him the new king of Ankh-Morpork.]]



** Biers is a pun on ''{{Cheers}}''.

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** Biers is a pun on ''{{Cheers}}''.''Series/{{Cheers}}''.
25th Oct '15 8:28:44 AM Discar
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** From Nobby's very first introduction in ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'', it's been said that he carries around paperwork confirming his humanity, though several people have questioned whether or not it's forged. We finally get to see it when Nobby needs to get into a party.
--->I, after hearing evidence from a number of experts, including Mrs. Slipdry the midwife, certify that the balance of probability is that the bearer of this document, C. W. St. John Nobbs, is a human being.\\
Signed, Lord Vetinari.
11th Oct '15 6:51:46 PM LBHills
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* AIIsACrapshoot: [[spoiler:The golem king was driven insane by too many words (hopes, expectations, directions) put in his head by his creators, many of which were mutually exclusive]].
* ArrowCatch: Dorfl catches one of ''the Piecemaker's'' spear-sized iron bolts when Nobby fires it at the golem in a panic. The bolt half-melts from the friction and winds up as a crimped metal ribbon between Dorfl's fingers, plus a thick bulb of metal squashed up against the side of the golem's fist.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: [[spoiler:The golem king was driven insane by too many words (hopes, expectations, directions) put in his head by his creators, many of which were mutually exclusive]].
exclusive. Averted by Dorfl, who has only one directive]].
* ArrowCatch: Industrial-strength version. Dorfl catches one of ''the Piecemaker's'' the Piecemaker's spear-sized iron bolts when Nobby fires it at the golem in a panic. The bolt half-melts from the friction and winds up as a crimped metal ribbon between Dorfl's fingers, plus a thick bulb of metal squashed up against the side of the golem's fist.



* BlindAndTheBeast: Mrs. Gammage and the regulars at Biers.

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* BlindAndTheBeast: Mrs. Gammage and the regulars at Biers. A variation: she's not blind, just senile.



** Mad Lord Snapcase, who was the Patrician before Vetinari, apparently appointed a horse as one of his advisors, like the TropeNamer. It is pointed out that said horse was still a better official than some inanimate objects that were his other choices.

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** Mad Lord Snapcase, who was the Patrician before Vetinari, apparently appointed a horse as one of his advisors, like the TropeNamer. It is pointed out that said horse was still a better official than some inanimate objects that were his the other choices.city councilors at that point: a pile of sand and three people who had been beheaded.
28th Sep '15 10:55:13 PM LBHills
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* ArtisticLicenseChemistry: Used in-character when Vimes speculates that Vetinari's tableware could've been made of arsenic, and Cheery explains how that couldn't possibly work.

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* ArtisticLicenseChemistry: Used in-character when Vimes speculates that Vetinari's tableware could've been made of arsenic, and Cheery explains how that couldn't possibly work.a spoon that ''dissolved instantly in the soup'' would probably have aroused suspicion.
31st Aug '15 2:33:36 AM Cozzer
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* PaintingTheMedium: The font used for the golems' writing evokes the look of Hebrew, in a nod to golems having their origins in Jewish folklore.
** My paperback edition doesn't do that. I feel deprived.

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* PaintingTheMedium: The In some editions, the font used for the golems' writing evokes the look of Hebrew, in a nod to golems having their origins in Jewish folklore.
** My paperback edition doesn't do that. I feel deprived.
folklore.
30th Aug '15 1:24:44 PM Conradus
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** My paperback edition doesn't do that. I feel deprived.
3rd Aug '15 11:12:31 AM Sharlee
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* TakingTheBullet: Carrot takes a [[spoiler: silver-tipped]] crossbow bolt through his palm to shield Angua.
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