History Discworld / Jingo

12th Aug '17 4:15:10 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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12th Aug '17 4:09:47 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Prince Cadram is nice, polite man... who is also the BigBad and arranged his brother's death to blame Ankh Morpork and start a war with them.]]

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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Prince Cadram is nice, polite and very well-read man... who is also the BigBad and arranged his brother's death to blame Ankh Morpork and start a war with them.]]
1st Jul '17 11:52:42 PM sabremeister
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* WaterSourceTampering: 71-Hour Ahmed was once visited by a man who had poisoned the only well for twenty miles worth of desert, killing five men, seven women, thirteen children, and thirty-one camels (some of which were very valuable) in the process. [[spoiler:Once he had solid evidence and witness testimony, Ahmed immediately executed the mass-murderer one hour before the customary three days of SacredHospitality was up. This is the source of his much feared nickname]].

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* WaterSourceTampering: 71-Hour Ahmed was once visited by a man who had poisoned the only well for twenty miles worth of desert, killing five men, seven women, thirteen children, and thirty-one camels (some of which were very valuable) in the process. [[spoiler:Once he had solid evidence and witness testimony, Ahmed immediately executed the mass-murderer one hour before the customary three days of SacredHospitality was up. This is the source of his much feared nickname]].
22nd Jun '17 7:44:01 PM PaulA
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* ShamefulStrip: Inflicted on captive soldiers.
22nd Jun '17 6:57:29 PM PaulA
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* {{Retirony}} - {{Parodied}}: After 71-hour-Ahmed cuts down an Ankh-Morpork soldier after a misunderstanding, Wilkins calmly tells Vimes that he showed him a picture of his girlfriend the night before.
17th Jun '17 7:10:38 AM LentilSandEater
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* {{Foil}}: Ahmed is shown as similar to Vimes in being an honest cop, but unlike Vimes is decidedly ''not'' a TechnicalPacifist.
** They even think alike. [[spoiler: "Both of us suspected our own people first. The only difference is that I was right."]]

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* {{Foil}}: Ahmed is shown as similar to Vimes in being an honest cop, but unlike Vimes is decidedly ''not'' a TechnicalPacifist.
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TechnicalPacifist. They even think alike. [[spoiler: "Both of us suspected our own people first. The only difference is that I was right."]]



* HilariousInHindsight: "Rust's expression would have preserved meat for a year" is probably meant to describe a sour or icy expression. However, salt is a much older way to preserve meat. In the late 2010s "salty" has come to mean bitter anger, often with connotations of pettiness.
17th Jun '17 7:05:03 AM LentilSandEater
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* CowboyCop: [[spoiler: 71-Hour Ahmed.]]
* CunningLinguist: Carrot, who eventually acts as a ShoutOut to ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia''; also done humorously with Colon who is able to speak "Morporkian" and pass for a Klatchian, as Morporkian is a lingua fraca in Klatch, and he responds to the question "where are you from?" with "Er." Ur, (as Vetinari points out, after a long story that made no mention of Colon's incompetence) is a region renowned for the stupidity of its inhabitants.
** Carrot's linguistic expertise is, however, instantly subverted if he's ever asked to ''[[WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma write down]]'' anything.

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* CowboyCop: [[spoiler: 71-Hour Ahmed.]]
]] He justifies his actions and TerrorHero reputation by describing just how big an area he has to police and how little back-up he has.
* CunningLinguist: Carrot, who eventually acts as a ShoutOut to ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia''; also done humorously with Colon who is able to speak "Morporkian" and pass for a Klatchian, as Morporkian is a lingua fraca in Klatch, and he responds to the question "where are you from?" with "Er." Ur, (as Vetinari points out, after a long story that made no mention of Colon's incompetence) is a region renowned for the stupidity of its inhabitants.
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inhabitants. Carrot's linguistic expertise is, however, instantly subverted averted if he's ever asked to ''[[WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma write down]]'' anything.
21st May '17 12:36:07 PM isolato
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* RainOfSomethingUnusual: During the magical storm it's raining bedsteads, coal-scuttles and cake. And sardines - in tins.[[note]]Rain of fish is apparently otherwise quite normal on the Discworld.[[/note]] Constable Visit [[DiscussedTrope gives other examples]] of the trope, including the "[[ShapedLikeItself supernatural rain of rain]]", while Reg Shoe tries to offer [[AgentScully rational explanation]] for all of them.
1st May '17 10:01:40 AM Exxolon
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->''Discworld goes to war...A weathercock has risen from the sea of Discworld. Suddenly you can tell which way the wind is blowing. A new land has surfaced, and so have old feuds. And as two armies march, Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch has got just a few hours to deal with a crime so big that there's no law against it. It's called "war." He's facing unpleasant foes who are out to get him... and that's just the people on *his* side. The enemy might be worse. And his pocket Dis-organiser says he's got "Die" under "Things To Do Today". But he'd better not, because the world's cleverest inventor and its most devious politician are on their way to the battlefield with a little package that's guaranteed to stop a battle... Discworld goes to war, with armies of sardines, warriors, fishermen, squid, and at least one very camp follower.''
6th Apr '17 6:01:34 AM LadyJafaria
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* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Smart people are good at [[{{Scrabble}} The Make-Words-With-Tiles-That-Have-All-Been-Mixed-Up Game]]. Vetinari wins, while Leonard still does better than Colon and Nobby. (Though Nobby was hampered by [[SirSwearsALot wanting to play rude words and Colon not letting him]] and Colon was hampered by being frightened of what would happen if he ''didn't'' lose to Vetinari.)
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