History Discworld / Maskerade

14th Aug '17 3:57:26 AM Baeraad555
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* BigFun: Henry Slugg is cheerful, good-natured and deeply enjoys music and food. He's not ''quite'' [[StepfordSmiler as happy as he pretends,]] though, having a few regrets about the girl he left behind and even more about how everyone insists on serving him pasta.


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* VillainousUnderdog: [[spoiler: Salzella]] is really just a guy, and he's going up against a pair of witches who were last seen sending the FairFolk packing. The only thing saving him is that exactly ''because'' he's not a terrifying magical menace, Granny considers it wrong for her to fight him directly.
10th Aug '17 3:23:04 AM Cifer
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* MagicPokerEquatioon: For the NarrativeCausality of the Discworld, a poker game for the life of a young girl is obviously important enough to qualify. That is why Granny draws four queens and Death gets four aces - which he immediately proclaims to be "four ones" and thus the losing hand.

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* MagicPokerEquatioon: MagicPokerEquation: For the NarrativeCausality of the Discworld, a poker game for the life of a young girl is obviously important enough to qualify. That is why Granny draws four queens and Death gets four aces - which he immediately proclaims to be "four ones" and thus the losing hand.
10th Aug '17 3:22:46 AM Cifer
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When Mr Bucket is told that the opera spends a small fortune on ballett shoes because they wear out so fast, he instructs the ballerinas to incorporate more high jumps into their choreographies and stand on tip-toe when possible. Guess which activities wear out these shoes the most...


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* MagicPokerEquatioon: For the NarrativeCausality of the Discworld, a poker game for the life of a young girl is obviously important enough to qualify. That is why Granny draws four queens and Death gets four aces - which he immediately proclaims to be "four ones" and thus the losing hand.
26th Jul '17 7:01:51 AM aurast
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* CastingCouch: Christine was hired at the opera despite having no voice because she's the manager's patron's girlfriend. This is the exact opposite of her counterpart in ''Theater/PhantomOfTheOpera'', where Christine was an incredibly talented singer who caught the eye of and became the manager's patron's girlfriend because of her amazing voice.
22nd Jul '17 3:36:16 PM DaibhidC
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* ChekhovsSkill: When Granny calculates the royalties Nanny should be getting, the text notes that she's "keenly numerate" because she suspects anyone using numbers is trying to get away with something. At the end of the novel[[spoiler: she quickly deciphers the Opera House accounts book, which has been carefully curated by Salzella to conceal his embezzlement.]]
22nd Jun '17 1:06:17 AM PaulA
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* TheOneWhoMadeItOut: Opera singer Enrico Basilica grew up in Rookery Yard, in the Shades, where "you could fight your way out, or you could sing your way out" ([[{{Metaphorgotten}} or you could get out by going through an alley into Shamlegger Street]], but no-one came to anything going ''that'' way).
10th May '17 10:36:21 AM MotherofTides
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* {{Adorkable}}: Walter Plinge, until [[spoilers: his Ghost persona is made the dominant one.]] Agnes seems disappointed, as Walter was fundamentally ''nicer'' before that happened.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Walter Plinge, until [[spoilers: [[spoiler: his Ghost persona is made the dominant one.]] Agnes seems disappointed, as Walter was fundamentally ''nicer'' before that happened.
27th Apr '17 2:31:08 PM kefkakrazy
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* {{Adorkable}}: Walter Plinge

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* {{Adorkable}}: Walter PlingePlinge, until [[spoilers: his Ghost persona is made the dominant one.]] Agnes seems disappointed, as Walter was fundamentally ''nicer'' before that happened.



* BigEater: ''Henry Slugg''.

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* BigEater: ''Henry Slugg''.Slugg'', especially when he's around real Morporkian food. He's still a hell of an eater in his Enrico Basilica persona, but he's so famous that everywhere he goes, people fall over themselves to specially prepare his "native" Brindisian dishes. When Nanny subtly sees to it that the Opera House catering provides him a meal of regular Ankh-Morpork food, things get messy.



* BrainlessBeauty: Christine.

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* BrainlessBeauty: Christine.Christine is a heavy parody of the trope.



* MrFanservice and AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Greebo's human form.

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* MrFanservice and AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Greebo's human form.form is described as being almost uncontrollably attractive to human women.



* RagingStiffie: Salzella and Bucket find it ... awkward ... to leave the table after sampling Nanny's Chocolate Delight with Special Secret Sauce, and when they do depart hurriedly, it's in a ''very'' hunched manner.

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* RagingStiffie: Salzella and Bucket find it ... awkward ... to leave the table after sampling Nanny's Chocolate Delight with Special Secret Sauce, and when they do depart hurriedly, it's in a ''very'' hunched manner. Interestingly, it doesn't seem to have the same effect on Enrico Basilica, possibly because being face-deep in chocolate sauce has a deeper effect on him than the sauce's aphrodisiac effects normally have on people.
19th Feb '17 8:54:50 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* AndThatWouldBeWrong: Granny spends a few paragraphs explaining in loving detail the CoolAndUnusualPunishment she could give the villain...''if she was bad''.

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* AndThatWouldBeWrong: Granny spends a few paragraphs explaining in loving detail the CoolAndUnusualPunishment she could give the villain... ''if she was bad''.



* MundaneUtility: Borrowing is one of Granny's greatest skills in witchcraft, the ability to ride in another being's consciousness, see what it sees, and hear what it hears. At one point, she borrows Nanny Ogg...so she can see herself as she puts her hat back on and adjusts it. Nanny then questions why she doesn't just use a mirror.

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* MundaneUtility: Borrowing is one of Granny's greatest skills in witchcraft, the ability to ride in another being's consciousness, see what it sees, and hear what it hears. At one point, she borrows Nanny Ogg... so she can see herself as she puts her hat back on and adjusts it. Nanny then questions why she doesn't just use a mirror.
14th Feb '17 4:21:37 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* MagicFeather: [[spoiler: Walter can't access his Phantom persona without his mask. Eventually, Nanny gives him an "invisible mask" so he can be the Phantom all the time.]]

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* MagicFeather: [[spoiler: Walter can't access his Phantom persona without his mask. Eventually, Nanny Granny gives him an "invisible mask" so he can be the Phantom all the time.]]
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