History Discworld / MonstrousRegiment

12th May '16 12:29:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* LoonyLaws: The god Nuggan has been reduced to this, with a list of Abominations that now includes babies, garlic, blue, rocks, ears and accordion players, although Vimes for one agrees with him on that last one.
10th May '16 4:21:58 AM Andyroid
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* GargleBlaster: In an early scene in a bar, Carborundum orders the troll version: the Electric Floor-Banger. It's well-named, they find.

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* GargleBlaster: GargleBlaster:
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In an early scene in a bar, Carborundum orders the troll version: the Electric Floor-Banger. It's well-named, they find.find.
** In a later scene, Jackrum procures a bottle of rotgut liquor made by a MilitaryMoonshiner, known as "hangman" because "one drop and you're dead". He doesn't ''drink'' it, he just washes his mouth out with it and splashes some on his face to seem like a harmless drunk.
21st Apr '16 1:03:40 PM PistolsAtDawn
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* AmbiguousGenderIdentity: [[spoiler:Sergeant Jackrum]] has been in the military as a SweetPollyOliver for most of his life, and after leaving the military, decides to continue presenting as a man. The story continues to refer to him as "he" even after TheReveal, thus this trope.

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* AmbiguousGenderIdentity: [[spoiler:Sergeant Jackrum]] has been in the military as a SweetPollyOliver for most of his life, and after leaving the military, decides to continue apparently continues presenting as a man. The story continues to refer to him as "he" even after TheReveal, thus this trope.
21st Apr '16 1:02:25 PM PistolsAtDawn
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* AmbiguousGenderIdentity: [[spoiler:Sergeant Jackrum]] has been in the military as a SweetPollyOliver for most of his life, and after leaving the military, decides to continue presenting as a man. The story continues to refer to him as "he" even after TheReveal, thus this trope.
14th Apr '16 3:13:03 PM Kythereia
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* RedHerring: When Polly and the rest of the regiment catch Blouse in the act of infiltrating the keep, Polly notes with some surprise that Blouse "curtsied surprisingly well". [[spoiler:Unlike Wazzer, who's caught out by curtseying instead of bowing to the picture of the Duchess, nothing ever comes of this: Blouse is definitely a man--or if he ''is'' a she, he never brings it up in the book.]]
13th Apr '16 12:15:18 AM morenohijazo
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* ProbabilityPileup: The main character [[SweetPollyOliver is a woman]]. However, it is gradually revealed that apparently so is ''everyone'' else in her squad, with the exception of the nebbishy lieutenant, and including [[spoiler:the extremely auspicious Sergeant Jackrum and a third of the high command.]]
27th Mar '16 7:29:25 AM karstovich2
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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: To ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_First_Blast_of_the_Trumpet_Against_the_Monstruous_Regiment_of_Women The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstruous Regiment of Women]]'', a polemic by Scottish Protestant reformer John Knox against women ruling countries (partly because he was a sexist, but mostly because both England and Scotland were ruled by Catholic women--[[UsefulNotes/BloodyMary Mary I Tudor]] and [[UsefulNotes/MaryQueenOfScots Mary Stuart]]'s regent Marie of Guise).

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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: To ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_First_Blast_of_the_Trumpet_Against_the_Monstruous_Regiment_of_Women The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstruous Regiment of Women]]'', a polemic by Scottish Protestant reformer John Knox against women ruling countries (partly because he was a sexist, but mostly because both England and Scotland were ruled by Catholic women--[[UsefulNotes/BloodyMary women--[[UsefulNotes/MaryTudor Mary I Tudor]] and [[UsefulNotes/MaryQueenOfScots Mary Stuart]]'s regent Marie of Guise).
27th Mar '16 7:27:46 AM karstovich2
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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: To ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_First_Blast_of_the_Trumpet_Against_the_Monstruous_Regiment_of_Women The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstruous Regiment of Women]]'', a polemic by Scottish Protestant reformer John Knox against women ruling countries (partly because he was a sexist, but mostly because both England and Scotland were ruled by Catholic women--[[UsefulNotes/BloodyMary Mary I Tudor]] and [[UsefulNotes/MaryQueenOfScots Mary Stuart]]'s regent Marie of Guise).
21st Mar '16 12:15:05 PM Firestar31
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** The portion about the country under the heel of a mad god also gives some Hitler vibes.
3rd Mar '16 11:53:17 AM captainmarkle
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* ShoutOut: After being deprived of coffee, Maladict starts suffering from "[[FlashSideways flashsides]]" and acting like an embittered soldier out of a movie about the Vietnam war, complete with references to ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' and the anti-war song "Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag".

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After being deprived of coffee, Maladict starts suffering from "[[FlashSideways flashsides]]" and acting like an embittered soldier out of a movie about the Vietnam war, complete with references to ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' and the anti-war song "Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag".



* TruthInTelevision: As part of her disguise, Polly has practiced peeing standing up, and is very proud of herself for having "kept her feet dry". Female-to-male transsexuals can tell you that this is a very legitimate and shared pride.

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* TruthInTelevision: As part of her disguise, Polly has practiced practised peeing standing up, and is very proud of herself for having "kept her feet dry". Female-to-male transsexuals can tell you that this is a very legitimate and shared pride.


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* TheVietnamVet: Parodied in Maledict's "flash-sides", which have him experience nightmares from our world, specifically Vietnam veterans. Everyone is confused.
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