History Discworld / Mort

25th Jan '18 10:00:57 PM Arha
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* CoinsForTheDead: Mort wonders why his boss is not short of money to use as petty cash - then realizes the coins come from all eras and they always come in matching pairs...
21st Jan '18 4:11:08 AM Stu_d_Apples
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**Mort is French for Death. Quite fitting for Death's apprentice
14th Dec '17 3:10:34 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Mort and Ysabell visit a pyramid in Tsort. In ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'', Djelibeybi is established as the Egypt {{expy}} on the Discworld, and it's even pointed out that while the adjacent Tsort is similar to it in culture, the Tsorteans never got into building pyramids.
7th Nov '17 8:39:07 PM Theriocephalus
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* PimpedOutDress: Keli wears her mother's [[PrettyInMink Vermine-trimmed]] dress for a coronation that is [[spoiler: an attempt to avert reality trying to reassert itself]].
-->Whoever had designed the dress didn't know when to stop. They'd put lace over the silk, and trimmed it with black vermine, and strung pearls anywhere that looked bare, and puffed and starched the sleeves and then added silver filigree and then started again with the silk.

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* PimpedOutDress: PimpedOutDress:
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Keli wears her mother's [[PrettyInMink Vermine-trimmed]] dress for a coronation that is [[spoiler: an attempt to avert reality trying to reassert itself]].
-->Whoever --->Whoever had designed the dress didn't know when to stop. They'd put lace over the silk, and trimmed it with black vermine, and strung pearls anywhere that looked bare, and puffed and starched the sleeves and then added silver filigree and then started again with the silk.



--> "the special ceremonial robe the palace seamstress had made up for him, digging deep into her workbasket for scraps of lace, sequins and gold thread to produce a garment of such dazzling tastelessness that even the Archchancellor of Unseen University wouldn’t have been ashamed to wear it. "

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--> "the --->"the special ceremonial robe the palace seamstress had made up for him, digging deep into her workbasket for scraps of lace, sequins and gold thread to produce a garment of such dazzling tastelessness that even the Archchancellor of Unseen University wouldn’t have been ashamed to wear it. it."


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* RelievingTheReaper: Death decides to do some soul-searching and hire an apprentice to fill in for him, and keep his adopted daughter Ysabel company. He ends up with a gangly teenager named Mort.
13th Sep '17 9:24:36 AM MasterFuzzy
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** Mort also later [[spoiler: challenges death to one on one combat and calls him a bastard.]]

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** Mort also later [[spoiler: challenges death Death to one on one combat and calls him a bastard.]]
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.]]
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