History Discworld / Mort

18th Apr '16 7:42:57 AM ChaoticNovelist
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*LivingForeverIsAwesome: Albert is quite happy living the repetitive tedium of being Death's manservant outside time, and considers his plan to achieve immortality a relative success. However, this is because of an intense fear of the world after death, since he knows bad things will happen and he [[DownplayedTrope also showed missing a LOT of his actual living life when he goes back for a while and even plans to stay.]]



* WhoWantsToLiveForever:
** Subverted with Albert, who is quite happy living the repetitive tedium of being Death's manservant outside time, and considers his plan to achieve immortality a relative success. However, this is because of an intense fear of the world after death, since he knows bad things will happen and he also showed missing a LOT of his actual living life when he goes back for a while and even plans to stay.
** Played straight with most major characters - Mort, Ysabell, ''and even Death himself.''

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* WhoWantsToLiveForever:
** Subverted with Albert, who is quite happy living the repetitive tedium of being Death's manservant outside time, and considers his plan to achieve immortality a relative success. However, this is because of an intense fear of the world after death, since he knows bad things will happen and he also showed missing a LOT of his actual living life when he goes back for a while and even plans to stay.
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WhoWantsToLiveForever: Played straight with most major characters - Mort, Ysabell, ''and even Death himself.''
26th Feb '16 9:07:25 PM NanoMoose
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: One of the books chronicling Albert's life is from before they invented spelling. Believe it or not, prior to the spread of dictionaries, there was no one way to spell things; Spelling was done entirely phonetically, and two different spellings of the same word could be completely legitimate.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: One of the books chronicling Albert's life is from before they invented spelling. Believe it or not, prior to the spread of dictionaries, dictionaries and printing presses, there was no one way to spell things; things. Spelling was done entirely phonetically, and two different spellings of the same word could be completely legitimate.
4th Nov '15 2:30:32 PM Aquila89
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* HeyYou: The other main characters all call Mort "boy", however many times he politely corrects them.
7th Oct '15 12:49:31 PM Gamecubist
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* YouKillItYouBuyIt: If Mort kills Death, he will have to take over the Duty himself.

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* YouKillItYouBuyIt: YouKillItYouBoughtIt: If Mort kills Death, he will have to take over the Duty himself.
7th Oct '15 12:49:01 PM Gamecubist
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* SubbingForSanta: Mort takes care of the reaping business when Death decides to take a break.




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* YouKillItYouBuyIt: If Mort kills Death, he will have to take over the Duty himself.
7th Oct '15 11:52:30 AM Gamecubist
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* BiggerOnTheInside (Death's house)

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* BiggerOnTheInside (Death's house)BiggerOnTheInside: Death's house.



* ButterflyOfDoom: Though the butterfly effect is not part of the cataclysmic aspect of the Interface, it is referenced. On one side of the Interface, the clouds are distributed differently to the other, because the small changes added up to alter the weather patterns. When Mort sees the Interface sweep through a pub, not only does the name change from the Queen's Head to the Duke's Head as a direct result of the Retcon, but also the landlord's clothes change because he happened to decide to put on different ones in the altered timeline.

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* ButterflyOfDoom: Though the butterfly effect is not part of the cataclysmic aspect of the Interface, it is referenced. On one side of the Interface, the clouds are distributed differently to the other, because the small changes added up to alter the weather patterns. When Mort sees the Interface sweep through a pub, not only does the name change from the Queen's Head to the Duke's Head as a direct result of the Retcon, retcon, but also the landlord's clothes change because he happened to decide to put on different ones in the altered timeline.


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* DeathTakesAHoliday: Death goes on vacation, but leaves Mort in charge to make sure people die as they are supposed to. It doesn't exactly go as planned.
8th Sep '15 6:11:06 AM Larkmarn
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* BullyingADragon: Lampshaded when three thugs try to mug Mort in the Shades:
--> They had the heavy, stolid look of those thugs whose appearance in any narrative means that it's time for the hero to be menaced a bit, although not too much, because it's also obvious that they're going to be horribly surprised.



* MuggingTheMonster: Lampshaded by the narrator.

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* MuggingTheMonster: Lampshaded by when three thugs try to mug Mort in the narrator.Shades:
--> They had the heavy, stolid look of those thugs whose appearance in any narrative means that it's time for the hero to be menaced a bit, although not too much, because it's also obvious that they're going to be horribly surprised.
3rd Sep '15 9:09:11 AM ImaginaryMetroid
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* RubberBandHistory: the Interface is one of the more interesting analyses)

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* RubberBandHistory: the Interface is one of the more interesting analyses)analyses.
16th Jun '15 7:37:20 AM Sharlee
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* DesperateObjectCatch: When Mort and Death duel in the Hall of Lifetimers, Ysabell and Cutwell catch several of the hourglasses that are knocked off the shelves. Across the Disc, the corresponding people are miraculously saved from fatal falls.
13th Apr '15 9:27:40 AM MrDeath
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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]], though this may have been in part due to Terry not feeling too pleased about suggestions that it would play better if they "lost the Death angle".

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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]], though this may have been in part due to Terry not feeling too pleased about suggestions that it would play better if they "lost the Death angle".
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