History Discworld / FeetofClay

12th Feb '17 9:37:43 AM Lullabee
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%% * ThoroughlyMistakenIdentity

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%% * ThoroughlyMistakenIdentityThoroughlyMistakenIdentity: Mrs Gammage thinks the undead and differently alive clientele at Biers are still her old friends from when it used to be frequented by humans. She thinks a bogeyman is her old friend Charlie the plumber, and he plays along.


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* TooImportantToWalk: Subverted: the Patrician got Vimes a sedan chair as a wedding present (apparently just to annoy him), but Vimes refuses to actually use it. Instead, he has one of the sedan-carriers get in and helps carry it himself, although it makes his legs awfully tired.
17th Jan '17 11:10:09 AM Lullabee
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* IntoxicationEnsues: Arsenic-induced delirium causes Vetinari to start reciting memories from school: "Is that not so, young Vetinari? Yes indeed, sir. Correct. But where then shall we put it, seeing that all will look for it? In the last place they will look, sir. Wrong. Foolish. We put it where no one will look..." He also thinks about, "The soup of the afternoon. Yes. In which may well be found the croutons of teatime," and decides he's probably "light-headed" and not in a "normal frame of mind" to be thinking up something like that.
15th Jan '17 11:07:54 PM DustSnitch
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* TheNapoleon: Wee Mad Arthur, probably the most ridiculously extreme example of this ever. He's a six-inch tall gnome, but also a tiny, highly concentrated ball of BadAss. The explanation runs that he's no more angry than the average human, but since he's so small, all his rage is condensed into a tiny space and under intense pressure. And things under pressure have a habit of blowing up.

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* TheNapoleon: Wee Mad Arthur, probably the most ridiculously extreme example of this ever. He's a six-inch tall gnome, but also a tiny, highly concentrated ball of BadAss.badass. The explanation runs that he's no more angry than the average human, but since he's so small, all his rage is condensed into a tiny space and under intense pressure. And things under pressure have a habit of blowing up.
6th Jan '17 10:12:29 AM LBHills
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** Another one features a vampire who complains to the watch every time something goes wrong at his new job. His jobs? Holy water bottler, garlic stacker, pencil maker, picket fence builder, and sunglasses tester.

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** Another one features a vampire who complains to the watch Watch every time something goes wrong at his new he 'dies' on the job. His jobs? Holy This fellow either has a (re)death wish or the worst risk-analysis skills in history: he takes jobs as a holy water bottler, garlic stacker, pencil maker, picket fence builder, and sunglasses tester.



* SlaveLiberation: The golems attempt this by [[spoiler: making the king, which fails]]. Only Dorfl becomes truely free when [[spoiler: Carrot buys him from his previous owner and puts the receipt in Dorfl's control chem, giving the golem ownership of itself. Dorfl plans to free other golems this way by saving up money to buy his fellows and put their receipts in their chems.]]

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* SlaveLiberation: The golems attempt this by [[spoiler: making the king, which fails]]. Only Dorfl becomes truely truly free when [[spoiler: Carrot buys him from his previous owner and puts the receipt in Dorfl's control chem, giving the golem ownership of itself. Dorfl plans to free other golems this way by saving up money to buy his fellows and put their receipts in their chems.]]



* TheStinger: In the end, Nobby comments [[spoiler:that he has more than just the ring of the Earl, hinting that he actually is the Earl of the city, second in line to the throne and related to Carrot. Or, if Vimes is right, that Nobby's family stole the heirlooms of at least three different aristocrats.]]

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* TheStinger: In the end, Nobby comments [[spoiler:that he has more than just the ring of the Earl, hinting that he actually is the Earl of the city, second in line to the throne and related to Carrot. Or, if Vimes is right, that Nobby's family stole the heirlooms of at least three different aristocrats. Or, in fairness, both.]]



* VerbalTic: Dragon, ahaha, King of Arms.

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* VerbalTic: Dragon, ahaha, King of Arms.Arms, has a noticeable tic. Ahah.
6th Jan '17 10:05:59 AM LBHills
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* LightningBruiser: Dorfl when defending himself. [[ArrowCatch He can snatch arrows out of the air]].

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* LightningBruiser: Dorfl when defending himself. [[ArrowCatch He can snatch arrows out of the air]].is extremely strong, essentially invulnerable ''and'' has reflexes that allow an ArrowCatch. Small wonder golems are specifically instructed [[ActualPacifist not to use violence.]]



* LookOnMyWorksYeMightyAndDespair: Dragon King of Arms (whose long life grants him a certain perspective on these things) reflects:

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* LookOnMyWorksYeMightyAndDespair: Dragon King of Arms (whose long life existence grants him a certain perspective on these things) reflects:



** A subtler bilingual bonus is in the coats of arms Dragon shows to Vimes, which turn out to conceal clues - unusually he gives Mr. Carry's arms' motto in English (or Morporkian) as "Art Brought Forth the Candle"... Vimes eventually figures out that in Latin (or Latatian, the Old Morporkian language) this would be [[spoiler: ''Ars Enixa Est Candelam'']].

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** A subtler bilingual bonus is in the coats of arms Dragon shows to Vimes, which turn out to conceal clues - unusually he gives Mr. Carry's arms' motto in English (or Morporkian) as "Art Brought Forth the Candle"... Vimes eventually figures out that in Latin (or Latatian, the Old Morporkian language) this would be [[spoiler: ''Ars Enixa Est Candelam'']].Candelam''.



* NamesakeGag: There's a footnote about people with weapons named after them, and how they attract rumours that they were killed by their namesakes, beginning with the more-or-less historical Joseph Guillotin and ending with William Blunt-Instrument.

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* NamesakeGag: There's a footnote about people with weapons named after them, and how they attract rumours that they were killed by their namesakes, beginning with the more-or-less historical Joseph Guillotin and ending with the rather less historical Sir William Blunt-Instrument.
21st Dec '16 6:58:35 AM redbrony
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** According to WordOfGod, the climatic scene in the candle factory was inspired by the end of ''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay Terminator 2]]''.

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** According to WordOfGod, the climatic climactic scene in the candle factory was inspired by the end of ''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay Terminator 2]]''.
5th Oct '16 4:42:35 AM NanoMoose
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* BlackComedyRape: Pratchett shows a minor character talking about an apprentice pork butcher who gets an apple stuffed up his arse by [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters an irate, recently liberated Dorfl]], and a man who suffered a similar fate involving sage and onion.
** Lady Selachii's son is mentioned as having difficulty with telling "no" and "yes, please" apart, alongside Lord Rust's shooting servants for getting his shoes mixed up.



* BornOfMagic: [[{{Golem}} 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...

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* BornOfMagic: [[{{Golem}} Golems]] in the Discworld are humanoids made of clay, who are given life by means of a ''chem'', "chem", a magical script, scroll of holy words, 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, dying religion. But suddenly a new one arises. arises with an improperly written chem...



---> 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.\\

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---> --> 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.\\
28th Sep '16 1:35:18 PM Belphegor
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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...

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* BornOfMagic: {{Golems}} [[{{Golem}} 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...
4th Aug '16 1:58:50 PM Lullabee
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* InsultBackfire: Played with: Vetinari points out Vimes' "nasty suspicious mind", which Vimes takes as a compliment. It clearly was, especially coming from someone who's lasted years as the tyrant of Ankh-Morpork without getting successfully assassinated yet. Vetinari also says Vimes has "the mind of a true policeman", and implies he didn't mean it as a compliment even though Vimes takes it as one.

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* InsultBackfire: Played with: Vetinari points out Vimes' "nasty suspicious mind", which Vimes takes as a compliment. It clearly was, is, especially coming from someone considering who's lasted years as the tyrant of Ankh-Morpork without getting successfully assassinated yet.saying it. Vetinari also says Vimes has "the mind of a true policeman", and implies he didn't mean it as a compliment even though Vimes takes it as one.
4th Aug '16 12:44:07 PM Lullabee
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* InsultBackfire: Played with: Vetinari points out Vimes' "nasty suspicious mind", which Vimes takes as a compliment. It clearly was, especially coming from someone who's lasted years as the tyrant of Ankh-Morpork without getting successfully assassinated yet. Vetinari also says Vimes has "the mind of a true policeman", and implies he didn't mean it as a compliment even though Vimes takes it as one.
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