History Discworld / Mort

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:
18th Dec '16 3:57:07 AM NanoMoose
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* MagicAIsMagicA: It's revealed that Albert's presence in Death's country is a result of assuming this too much. Given that the Rite of [=AshkEnte=] summons Death and knowing that he was dying, he presumed that performing the Rite ''backwards'' would keep Death ''away'' from him. However, this turned out to invert the spell in a different way -- instead of summoning Death to him, it sent him to Death.[[labelnote:Alternatively]]Alberto Malich knew exactly what he was doing - performing the Rite backwards sent him somewhere where he could not grow a second older and so his life would never end. Mort appears to give Albert credit for exactly this line of thought. The disadvantage, of course, is that being Death's housekeeper is not much different to being in Limbo for all eternity, but frankly, it's no boredom he;s worried about.[[/labelnote]]

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* MagicAIsMagicA: It's revealed that Albert's presence in Death's country is a result of assuming this too much. Given that the Rite of [=AshkEnte=] summons Death and knowing that he was dying, he presumed that performing the Rite ''backwards'' would keep Death ''away'' from him. However, this turned out to invert the spell in a different way -- instead of summoning Death to him, it sent him to Death.[[labelnote:Alternatively]]Alberto Malich knew exactly what he was doing - performing the Rite backwards sent him somewhere where he could not grow a second older and so his life would never end. Mort appears to give Albert credit for exactly this line of thought. The disadvantage, of course, is that being Death's housekeeper is not much different to being in Limbo for all eternity, but frankly, it's no not boredom he;s he's worried about.[[/labelnote]]
18th Dec '16 3:52:15 AM 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 and printing presses, 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 "before they invented spelling. spelling". Believe it or not, prior to the spread of dictionaries and printing presses, there was no one standard way to spell things. Spelling was done entirely phonetically, and two different spellings of the same word could be completely legitimate.legitimate; as long as it sounded the same it was fine because most people didn't bother with literacy.



** 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 [[BerserkButton calling him a monkey]], ''twice''. Although he ''did'' hide [[spoiler: Albert's]] staff at a crucial point point, so call it TranquilFury.



* GargleBlaster: This is the book to introduce scumble. A naive Mort orders a ''pint'' of it in the Quene's Hed / Duke's Head pub, and a clue that he is taking on some of Death's nature is that he ''survives''.

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* GargleBlaster: This is the book to introduce scumble. A naive Mort orders a ''pint'' of it in the Quene's Hed / Duke's Hed[=/=]Duke's Head pub, and a clue that he is taking on some of Death's nature is that he ''survives''.



* GroinAttack: [[spoiler: Hit in the gonads b a skeleton. Think about that for a second.]]

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* GroinAttack: [[spoiler: Hit in the gonads b by a skeleton. Think about that for a second.]]



* MagicAIsMagicA: It's revealed that Albert's presence in Death's country is a result of assuming this too much. Given that the Rite of [=AshkEnte=] summons Death and knowing that he was dying, he presumed that performing the Rite ''backwards'' would keep Death ''away'' from him. However, this turned out to invert the spell in a different way--instead of summoning Death to him, it sent him to Death.[[labelnote:Alternatively]]Alberto Malich knew exactly what he was doing - performing the Rite backwards sent him somewhere where he could not grow a second older and so his life would never end. Mort appears to give Albert credit for exactly this line of thought. The disadvantage, of course, is that being Death's housekeeper is not much different to being in Limbo for all eternity.[[/labelnote]]

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* MagicAIsMagicA: It's revealed that Albert's presence in Death's country is a result of assuming this too much. Given that the Rite of [=AshkEnte=] summons Death and knowing that he was dying, he presumed that performing the Rite ''backwards'' would keep Death ''away'' from him. However, this turned out to invert the spell in a different way--instead way -- instead of summoning Death to him, it sent him to Death.[[labelnote:Alternatively]]Alberto Malich knew exactly what he was doing - performing the Rite backwards sent him somewhere where he could not grow a second older and so his life would never end. Mort appears to give Albert credit for exactly this line of thought. The disadvantage, of course, is that being Death's housekeeper is not much different to being in Limbo for all eternity.eternity, but frankly, it's no boredom he;s worried about.[[/labelnote]]



* MatterOfLifeAndDeath: Mort demands that Ysabelle come help him in the middle of the night because he's trying to save someone's life.

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* MatterOfLifeAndDeath: Mort demands that Ysabelle Ysabell come help him in the middle of the night because he's trying to save someone's life.



* NeverSayDie: Obviously averted, but pops up in a behind-the-scenes anecdote. Allegedly, a [[ExecutiveMeddling meddling executive]] trying to make Mort into a movie told Terry Pratchett to "lose the Death angle." Terry Pratchett pulled out of the project then, because the entire point of the story is Death!
* NoSocialSkills: This book introduces Death's inability to relate to people and normal life. Feelings are organic. He didn't ''feel'' sorry for Ysabelle, he ''thought'' sorry. Developing true empathy is more or less his character arc.

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* NeverSayDie: Obviously averted, but pops up in a behind-the-scenes anecdote. Allegedly, a [[ExecutiveMeddling meddling executive]] trying to make Mort into a movie told Terry Pratchett to "lose the Death angle." For obvious reasons, Terry Pratchett pulled out of the project then, because the entire point of the story is Death!
then and there.
* NoSocialSkills: This book introduces Death's inability to relate to people and normal life. Feelings are organic. He didn't ''feel'' sorry for Ysabelle, Ysabell, he ''thought'' sorry. Developing true empathy is more or less his character arc.



** This from Mort after Ysabelle's transparent attempt to seduce him: "And for heaven's sake, put on something sensible, you're overflowing."

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** This from Mort after Ysabelle's Ysabell's transparent attempt to seduce him: "And for heaven's sake, put on something sensible, you're overflowing."



* TookALevelInBadass: Becoming [[AC: Death]] for awhile made Mort a helluva ''scarier.''
-->'''Ysabel:''' Pardon me for living, I'm sure.\\
'''Mort:''' [[AC: '''No-one''']] [[AC: gets pardoned for living.]]

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* TookALevelInBadass: Becoming [[AC: Death]] for awhile made Mort a helluva ''scarier.''
-->'''Ysabel:'''
lot scarier.
-->'''Ysabell:'''
Pardon me for living, I'm sure.\\
'''Mort:''' [[AC: '''No-one''']] [[AC: No-one gets pardoned for living.]]



* TwistedEchoCut: At one point there's a cut from Keli telling Cutwell, "I think there's something you ought to know" to Death saying [[AC:There is?]] because Mort has just said the same to him -- which is immediately lampshaded with a footnote about the technique. It happens again later, though much more subtly.

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* TwistedEchoCut: At one point there's a cut from Keli telling Cutwell, "I think there's something you ought to know" know," to Death saying [[AC:There is?]] because Mort has just said the same to him -- which is immediately lampshaded with a footnote about the technique. It happens again later, though much more subtly.



* VolleyingInsults: Mort and Ysabel take turns in insulting each other's appearance. Interestingly, they get on much better after that.

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* VolleyingInsults: Mort and Ysabel Ysabell take turns in insulting each other's appearance. Interestingly, they get on much better after that.



* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler:Death's battle with Mort could be seen as one of those. If Death wins, he punishes Mort for his perceived insolence and negligence; if Mort wins, he must take Death's place, which means that Death can finally rest.]]

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* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler:Death's battle with Mort could be seen as one of those.such. If Death wins, he punishes Mort for his perceived insolence and negligence; if Mort wins, he must take Death's place, which means that Death can finally rest.]]
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