History Discworld / Mort

15th Mar '17 11:46:32 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: When reaping an age-old witch, Mort is surprised that she is ''happy'' to be dying. She replies that while she will miss some things, life gets "thin" after a while. It's implied that she is AscendingtoAHigherPlaneOfExistence so there's also that.

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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: When reaping an age-old witch, Mort is surprised that she is ''happy'' to be dying. She replies that while she will miss some things, life gets "thin" after a while. It's implied that she is AscendingtoAHigherPlaneOfExistence AscendingToAHigherPlaneOfExistence so there's also that.
15th Mar '17 11:46:03 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* BiggerOnTheInside: Death's house looks small but it contains many rooms and two of them contain the autobiographies and lifetimers of everyone has every lived.

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* BiggerOnTheInside: Death's house looks small but it contains many rooms and two of them contain the autobiographies and lifetimers of everyone who has every lived.



* CosmicRetcon: The Interface is the physical manifestation of the universe gradually retconning away Mort's 'mistake' in not taking Keli's life. More accurate, Mort changed how history is meant to go, and the Interface represents the [[YouCantFightFate inertia of history]] Cosmic Retconning it back again.

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* CosmicRetcon: The Interface is the physical manifestation of the universe gradually retconning away Mort's 'mistake' in not taking Keli's life. More accurate, accurately, Mort changed how history is meant to go, and the Interface represents the [[YouCantFightFate inertia of history]] Cosmic Retconning it back again.



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: The Duke of Sto Helit, a major antagonist, dies in an offhand way near the end when his hourglass happens to be one of the ones Death accidentally broke during his fight with Mort. This drives home the point of Death being a hypocrite, as the [[YouCantFightFate fate]] he was defending involved the Duke becoming king of Sto Lat.

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: The Duke of Sto Helit, a major antagonist, dies in an offhand way near the end when his hourglass happens to be one of the ones Death accidentally broke during his fight with Mort. This drives home the point of Death being a hypocrite, as the [[YouCantFightFate fate]] he was defending involved the Duke becoming king of Sto Lat.]]



* StandardHeroReward: Discussed when Mort saves Keli by accident the first time, and deliberately the second time with Ysabel's help. He could have married her, for saving her life, but decided it wasn't a good idea. [[spoiler:She marries Cutwell instead and makes Mort the Duke of Sto Lit.]]

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* StandardHeroReward: Discussed when Mort saves Keli by accident the first time, and deliberately the second time with Ysabel's help. [[spoiler: He could have married her, for saving her life, but decided it wasn't a good idea. [[spoiler:She She marries Cutwell instead and makes Mort the Duke of Sto Lit.]]



* WhoWantsToLiveForever: When reaping an age-old witch, Mort is surprised that she is ''happy'' to be dying. She replies that while she will miss some things, life gets "thin" after a while.

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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: When reaping an age-old witch, Mort is surprised that she is ''happy'' to be dying. She replies that while she will miss some things, life gets "thin" after a while. It's implied that she is AscendingtoAHigherPlaneOfExistence so there's also that.



* YearInsideHourOutside: Time only passes in Death's domain as Death wills it: Ysabell has been 16 for over 30 years.

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* YearInsideHourOutside: Time only passes in Death's domain as Death wills it: it. This means that Ysabell has been 16 for over 30 years.
17th Feb '17 11:55:54 AM EnragedFilia
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* StandardHeroAward: Discussed when Mort saves Keli by accident the first time, and deliberately the second time with Ysabel's help. He could have married her, for saving her life, but decided it wasn't a good idea. [[spoiler:She marries Cutwell instead and makes Mort the Duke of Sto Lit.]]

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* StandardHeroAward: StandardHeroReward: Discussed when Mort saves Keli by accident the first time, and deliberately the second time with Ysabel's help. He could have married her, for saving her life, but decided it wasn't a good idea. [[spoiler:She marries Cutwell instead and makes Mort the Duke of Sto Lit.]]
14th Feb '17 8:05:35 PM Jayalaw
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** The Librarian manages to not attack Albert for calling him a "monkey" twice, but he does hide the latter's staff without any remorse.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: The Librarian is directly responsible for Albert not having his staff at a crucial time.


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* PetTheDog: Instead of reaping Mort, [[spoiler:Death returns him and Ysabel to the real world, where reality allows them both to live]].


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* StandardHeroAward: Discussed when Mort saves Keli by accident the first time, and deliberately the second time with Ysabel's help. He could have married her, for saving her life, but decided it wasn't a good idea. [[spoiler:She marries Cutwell instead and makes Mort the Duke of Sto Lit.]]
3rd Feb '17 6:57:21 AM Aruu
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* KarmaHoudini: The Duke of Sto Helit [[spoiler:is supposed to be one according to the original timeline. Instead, his hourglass gets broken during the fight with Mort.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: The Duke of Sto Helit [[spoiler:is supposed to be one according to the original timeline. Instead, his hourglass gets broken during the fight with between Death and Mort.]]



* NarratingThePresent: the books in Death's library write someone's life as a narrative as it happens. The last scene of ''Mort'' is actually Mort reading that scene from his own book.

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* NarratingThePresent: the The books in Death's library write someone's life as a narrative as it happens. The last scene of ''Mort'' is actually Mort reading that scene from his own book.



* RetiredBadass: Albert [[spoiler: used to be a truly might wizard at Unseen University. When he had about three months left to live, he sort-of retired to Death's domain.]]

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* RetiredBadass: Albert [[spoiler: used to be a truly might mighty wizard at Unseen University. When he had about three months left to live, he sort-of retired to Death's domain.]]
30th Jan '17 1:16:50 PM FigmentJedi
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Adapted as a largely faithful but somewhat abridged graphic novel. [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] at one point was going to adapt ''Mort'' as a hand-drawn animated feature. They had to put it to a close because [[MoneyDearBoy they couldn't afford the rights]]. Also, according to Creator/NeilGaiman, [[ExecutiveMeddling Disney execs wanted to "tone down the Death angle"]]. At a Discworld Convention in September 2016, [[http://www.liveforfilm.com/2016/09/02/terry-pratchetts-mort-is-heading-to-the-big-screen/ it was announced that a new big-screen adaptation is in the works]]. Terry Rossio, whose credits include ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' and the first four ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movies, will be writing a screenplay.

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Adapted as a largely faithful but somewhat abridged graphic novel. [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] at one point was going to adapt ''Mort'' as a hand-drawn animated feature. They had to put it to a close because [[MoneyDearBoy they couldn't afford the rights]].Discworld movie rights were being sold as a package and Disney wasn't willing to pay for the whole franchise]]. Also, according to Creator/NeilGaiman, [[ExecutiveMeddling Disney execs wanted to "tone down the Death angle"]]. At a Discworld Convention in September 2016, [[http://www.liveforfilm.com/2016/09/02/terry-pratchetts-mort-is-heading-to-the-big-screen/ it was announced that a new big-screen adaptation is in the works]]. Terry Rossio, whose credits include ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' and the first four ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movies, will be writing a screenplay.
30th Jan '17 12:01:01 PM I_love_dragons
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** The Librarian has no reaction to Albert [[BerserkButton calling him a monkey]], ''twice''. Although he ''did'' hide [[spoiler: Albert's]] staff at a crucial point, so call it TranquilFury.

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** The Librarian has no reaction to Albert [[spoiler:Albert]] [[BerserkButton calling him a monkey]], ''twice''. Although he ''did'' hide [[spoiler: Albert's]] staff at a crucial point, so call it TranquilFury.
9th Jan '17 9:46:21 AM Kirayoshi
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Adapted as a largely faithful but somewhat abridged graphic novel. [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] at one point was going to adapt ''Mort'' as a hand-drawn animated feature. They had to put it to a close because [[MoneyDearBoy they couldn't afford the rights]]. Also, according to Creator/NeilGaiman, [[ExecutiveMeddling Disney execs wanted to "tone down the Death angle"]]. At a Discworld Convention in September 2016, [[http://www.liveforfilm.com/2016/09/02/terry-pratchetts-mort-is-heading-to-the-big-screen/ it was announced that a new big-screen adaptation is in the works]]. Terry Rossio, whose credits include ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' and ''Film/PiratesOfTheCarribean'', will be writing a screenplay.

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Adapted as a largely faithful but somewhat abridged graphic novel. [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] at one point was going to adapt ''Mort'' as a hand-drawn animated feature. They had to put it to a close because [[MoneyDearBoy they couldn't afford the rights]]. Also, according to Creator/NeilGaiman, [[ExecutiveMeddling Disney execs wanted to "tone down the Death angle"]]. angle"]]. At a Discworld Convention in September 2016, [[http://www.liveforfilm.com/2016/09/02/terry-pratchetts-mort-is-heading-to-the-big-screen/ it was announced that a new big-screen adaptation is in the works]]. Terry Rossio, whose credits include ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' and ''Film/PiratesOfTheCarribean'', the first four ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movies, will be writing a screenplay.
9th Jan '17 9:42:22 AM Kirayoshi
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Adapted as a largely faithful but somewhat abridged graphic novel. [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] at one point was going to adapt ''Mort'' as a hand-drawn animated feature. They had to put it to a close because [[MoneyDearBoy they couldn't afford the rights]].

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Adapted as a largely faithful but somewhat abridged graphic novel. [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] at one point was going to adapt ''Mort'' as a hand-drawn animated feature. They had to put it to a close because [[MoneyDearBoy they couldn't afford the rights]].
rights]]. Also, according to Creator/NeilGaiman, [[ExecutiveMeddling Disney execs wanted to "tone down the Death angle"]]. At a Discworld Convention in September 2016, [[http://www.liveforfilm.com/2016/09/02/terry-pratchetts-mort-is-heading-to-the-big-screen/ it was announced that a new big-screen adaptation is in the works]]. Terry Rossio, whose credits include ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' and ''Film/PiratesOfTheCarribean'', will be writing a screenplay.


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21st Dec '16 11:34:29 PM NanoMoose
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** Mort's reaction to being called 'Boy'. He starts off calmly correcting people but it all goes downhill from there. [[spoiler:To the extent that Death calling him "boy" gives him the energy to fight back against him.]]

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** Mort's reaction to being called 'Boy'. He starts off calmly correcting people but it all goes downhill from there. downhill. [[spoiler:To the extent that Death calling him "boy" gives him the energy to fight back against him.back.]]



** Ysabell, who was introduced in ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'' as [[AxCrazy insane and near homicidal]] has calmed down a lot two books later but she's still temperamental.
** Compared to his first portrayal in ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'', Death is much closer to the DontFearTheReaper personality he is known for, and there's also his kindness of kittens.

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** Ysabell, who was introduced in ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'' as [[AxCrazy insane creepy and near homicidal]] has calmed down a lot two books later later, but she's still temperamental.
** Compared to his first portrayal in ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'', Death is much closer to the DontFearTheReaper personality he is known for, and there's also his kindness of fondness for kittens.



* FoodPorn: Inverted, creating Food Gorn. The description of a meal in Harga's House of Ribs is described thusly.

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* FoodPorn: Inverted, creating Food Gorn. The description of a meal in Harga's House of Ribs is described thusly.thusly:
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