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20th Jan '16 11:07:05 AM JujuP
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* {{Tyrannicide}}: Subverted: the revolution ends with the murder of Lord Winder by [[spoiler:a young Havelock Vetinari]] and Lord Snapcase being made the new Patrician, but he immediately turns out to be [[MeetTheNewBoss just as tyrannical, if not worse.]]
15th Dec '15 9:06:17 AM Discar
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* ValuesDissonance: Past Ankh-Morpork makes present Ankh-Morpork look cute and cuddly. In addition to all the rampant crime, corruption, and insane leaders, racism is still alive and well. Non-humans don't show up at all in the past, and at one point when Vimes mentions it would be a lot easier to hold the siege with a couple trolls, his friends dismiss this idea as "trolls are too thick to take orders." He also notes that the enemy would be able to break the siege in an instant if ''they'' had trolls.
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* ValuesDissonance: [[invoked]] Past Ankh-Morpork makes present Ankh-Morpork look cute and cuddly. In addition to all the rampant crime, corruption, and insane leaders, racism is still alive and well. Non-humans don't show up at all in the past, and at one point when Vimes mentions it would be a lot easier to hold the siege with a couple trolls, his friends dismiss this idea as "trolls are too thick to take orders." He also notes that the enemy would be able to break the siege in an instant if ''they'' had trolls.
15th Dec '15 9:05:37 AM Discar
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* ValuesDissonance: Past Ankh-Morpork makes present Ankh-Morpork look cute and cuddly. In addition to all the rampant crime, corruption, and insane leaders, racism is still alive and well. Non-humans don't show up at all in the past, and at one point when Vimes mentions it would be a lot easier to hold the siege with a couple trolls, his friends dismiss this idea as "trolls are too thick to take orders." He also notes that the enemy would be able to break the siege in an instant if ''they'' had trolls.
15th Dec '15 2:39:29 AM Ulysses21
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*** And it's only one letter away from 'cancer', which is an accurate description of his effect on Ankh-Morpork, especially if Vimes leaves him in the past.
26th Nov '15 1:15:57 PM Theriocephalus
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[[note]] the same time altering one from ''Thief of Time''[[/note]] strikes, it causes a freak magical incident that catapults Vimes and Carcer thirty years back in time. Vimes soon inadvertently [[YouWillBeBeethoven steps into the shoes of his old mentor, John Keel]][[note]]named for the writer and researcher of ''Literature/TheMothmanProphecies''[[/note]] and quickly lands himself right in the middle of the Ankh-Morpork civil war. Now he has to stop Carcer, fill his mentor's role in his younger self's life, protect the citizens of Ankh-Morpork and his fellow Watchmen from the impending war. Except that if he succeeds, [[GetBackToTheFuture he will no longer be able to return to his timeline]]. Basically ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' meets ''Literature/LesMiserables''. This novel is hailed by both fans and critics as one of the best installment of the series despite, or maybe because of its much darker than usual tone, with fewer obvious jokes and a more serious story than previous installments.
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[[note]] the same time altering one from ''Thief of Time''[[/note]] strikes, it causes a freak magical incident that catapults Vimes and Carcer thirty years back in time. Vimes soon inadvertently [[YouWillBeBeethoven steps into the shoes of his old mentor, John Keel]][[note]]named for the writer and researcher of ''Literature/TheMothmanProphecies''[[/note]] and quickly lands himself right in the middle of the Ankh-Morpork civil war. Now he has to stop Carcer, fill his mentor's role in his younger self's life, and protect the citizens of Ankh-Morpork and his fellow Watchmen from the impending war. Except that if he succeeds, [[GetBackToTheFuture he will no longer be able to return to his timeline]]. Basically ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' meets ''Literature/LesMiserables''. This novel is hailed by both fans and critics as one of the best installment of the series despite, or maybe because of of, its much darker than usual tone, with fewer obvious jokes and a more serious story than previous installments.
29th Oct '15 9:36:35 PM LaStella
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* OhCrap: Vimes has a serious one when someone names Sam in front of Carcer.
23rd Sep '15 6:58:40 AM hobbitguy1420
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* SaveTheVillain: Vimes sets fire to the Particulars' HQ but remembers too late that he left one of their thugs strapped into a prisoner's chair inside. He runs back in, deciding that he'll only undo one of the straps before legging it, as it'll be more of a chance than any of their victims got. [[spoiler:He runs into Swing, who he has already killed.]]
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* SaveTheVillain: Vimes sets fire to the Particulars' HQ but remembers too late that he left one of their thugs strapped into a prisoner's chair inside. He runs back in, deciding that he'll only undo one of the straps before legging it, as it'll be more of a chance than any of their victims got. [[spoiler:He runs into Swing, who he has already killed.killed the man.]]
22nd Sep '15 1:38:24 PM MechWarrior
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* SaveTheVillain: Vimes sets fire to the Particulars' HQ but remembers too late that he left one of their thugs strapped into a prisoner's chair inside. He runs back in, deciding that he'll only undo one of the straps before legging it, as it'll be more of a chance than any of their victims got. [[spoiler:He runs into Swing, who's already been killed by him.]]
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* SaveTheVillain: Vimes sets fire to the Particulars' HQ but remembers too late that he left one of their thugs strapped into a prisoner's chair inside. He runs back in, deciding that he'll only undo one of the straps before legging it, as it'll be more of a chance than any of their victims got. [[spoiler:He runs into Swing, who's who he has already been killed by him.killed.]]
22nd Sep '15 1:34:16 PM MechWarrior
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* SaveTheVillain: Vimes sets fire to the Particulars' HQ but remembers too late that he left one of their thugs strapped into a prisoner's chair inside. He runs back in, deciding that he'll only undo one of the straps before legging it, as it'll be more of a chance than any of their victims got. [[spoiler:He runs into Swing, who's already killed him.]]
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* SaveTheVillain: Vimes sets fire to the Particulars' HQ but remembers too late that he left one of their thugs strapped into a prisoner's chair inside. He runs back in, deciding that he'll only undo one of the straps before legging it, as it'll be more of a chance than any of their victims got. [[spoiler:He runs into Swing, who's already been killed by him.]]
22nd Sep '15 1:16:57 PM MechWarrior
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadAss: Despite the fact that he is a complete ass in his youth, it's pointed out that the young Downey is still quite capable and dangerous, such as when he instantly suspects that a dark passageway is a trap, despite being ''very'' drunk at the time. [[spoiler:He's right.]] Not to mention that he goes on to become Head of the Assassin's Guild.
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadAss: CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite the fact that he is a complete ass in his youth, it's pointed out that the young Downey is still quite capable and dangerous, such as when he instantly suspects that a dark passageway is a trap, despite being ''very'' drunk at the time. [[spoiler:He's right.]] Not to mention that he goes on to become Head of the Assassin's Guild.
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