History Discworld / MonstrousRegiment

11th Mar '18 5:29:04 PM Divra
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** The main character is named Polly after the song which is the TropeNamer, and the song itself is referenced multiple times.
28th Feb '18 3:59:43 PM sabremeister
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** As it turns out this statement is [[spoiler:[[NoManOfWomanBorn 100% true]], just [[FromACertainPointOfView incredibly misleading ]].]]

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** As it turns out this statement is [[spoiler:[[NoManOfWomanBorn 100% true]], just [[FromACertainPointOfView incredibly incredibly]] [[ExactWords misleading ]].]]
12th Jan '18 5:56:20 PM nombretomado
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** A young girl receiving messages from the local divinity, telling her to lead the army forwards and cleanse the land of foreign invaders, dressing like a man to do so: Wazzer bears a deliberate resemblance to JoanOfArc.

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** A young girl receiving messages from the local divinity, telling her to lead the army forwards and cleanse the land of foreign invaders, dressing like a man to do so: Wazzer bears a deliberate resemblance to JoanOfArc.UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc.
2nd Jan '18 6:46:44 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* IDoNotDrinkWine: Maladict does, of course, not drink... horse piss.
29th Oct '17 4:48:41 AM nighttrainfm
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* BoardingSchoolOfHorrors: The Girls' Working School. Blouse's "school for young gentlemen" wasn't as extreme, but the other soldiers have to wonder "what kind of life an officer could have led that inclined him to like scubbo".

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* BoardingSchoolOfHorrors: BoardingSchoolOfHorrors:
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The Girls' Working School. School, with a side-order of OrphanageOfFear. It's basically the Discworld equivalent of a Magdalene laundry, and no one comes out of it unscathed.
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Blouse's "school for young gentlemen" school wasn't as extreme, but the other soldiers have to wonder "what kind of life an officer could have led that inclined him to like scubbo".scubbo".
-->'''Jackrum:''' He went to a school for young gentlemen, so prison will be just like old times.
1st Oct '17 1:54:30 PM nighttrainfm
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* WeaponForIntimidation: Being a vampire, Maladict doesn't actually ''need'' a sword - and, in fact, has no training with it. He carries it because it's an obvious visual shorthand for "not someone you should attack".
1st Oct '17 1:53:02 PM nighttrainfm
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* AxCrazy: Tonker will slice you open if you touch Lofty, Lofty [[spoiler: will torch the world if it does something she doesn't like]] and Wazzer will try to take on someone three times her size if they bad-mouth the Duchess. The results are not pretty.

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* AxCrazy: AxCrazy:
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Tonker will slice you open if you touch Lofty, Lofty [[spoiler: will torch the world if it does something she doesn't like]] and Wazzer will try to take on someone three times her size if they bad-mouth the Duchess. The results are not pretty.



* BatmanGambit: When the regiment captures a Zlobenian sergeant, WideEyedIdealist Lieutenant Blouse decides to take him prisoner. [[spoiler:Jackrum acquiesces... and puts him under the guard of the two wimpiest members of the regiment. When the sergeant breaks loose and takes Blouse hostage, Jackrum is "forced" to shoot the man dead. As he explains to Polly later, there was no way they could've realistically kept him alive and a prisoner.]]

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* BatmanGambit: BatmanGambit:
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When the regiment captures a Zlobenian sergeant, WideEyedIdealist Lieutenant Blouse decides to take him prisoner. [[spoiler:Jackrum acquiesces... and puts him under the guard of the two wimpiest members of the regiment. When the sergeant breaks loose and takes Blouse hostage, Jackrum is "forced" to shoot the man dead. As he explains to Polly later, there was no way they could've realistically kept him alive and a prisoner.]]



* ExactWords: How Sergeant Jackrum gets away with everything.

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* ExactWords: ExactWords:
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How Sergeant Jackrum gets away with everything.



* FieldPromotion: Maladict.
** Polly, too. Twice; once when "storming" the castle and second [[spoiler: when promoted to sergeant after the court-martial]]

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* FieldPromotion: FieldPromotion:
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Maladict.
** Polly, too. Twice; once when "storming" the castle and second [[spoiler: when promoted to sergeant after the court-martial]]court-martial.]]
1st Oct '17 1:52:15 PM nighttrainfm
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* GroinAttack: Parodied, {{lampshaded}} and [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]]. "Sock Drawer" indeed...

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* GroinAttack: GroinAttack:
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Parodied, {{lampshaded}} and [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]]. "Sock Drawer" indeed...
20th Aug '17 6:07:24 PM Azaram
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* NonActionGuy: Blouse is extremely book-smart, but no use in a fight.

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* NonActionGuy: Blouse is extremely book-smart, but no use in a fight. [[EpicFail At one point he manages to cut his sword hand with the sword he was wielding in it at the time, while practicing.]]
29th Jul '17 4:35:07 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ThePoliticalOfficer: Strappi.

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* ThePoliticalOfficer: Strappi.Strappi is a particularly loathsome example. He takes cruel delight in bullying his soldiers (to the point that one of them throws up whenever he starts yelling), talks big about patriotism, and when it looks like he's actually going to get sent to the front, wets himself and deserts. Oddly, the identities of Borogravian political officers seems to be a secret - Strappi's status is just rumoured at first, until TheReveal. As such they're probably more of a cross between this trope and [[StateSec Stasi-esque]] informants, presumably to avert the inherent risk of [[UnfriendlyFire fragging]] that comes with the role (and indeed, the squad were fairly openly planning to do this at the first opportunity before he deserted). The finale reveals [[spoiler: he was actually there to investigate the paperwork irregularities around the Sergeant in a relatively mundane InternalAffairs operation, and when his actions come to light (not just the desertion but his general conduct) he's put up on official charges himself]].
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