History Discworld / NightWatch

8th May '16 5:58:11 AM nighttrainfm
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* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: Winder's food taster is said to have eaten so much poison that he's proof against almost anything and can turn silver black by breathing on it. He's taken to eating toads just to stay in practice and talking about poisons like mild seasoning.
8th May '16 5:51:11 AM nighttrainfm
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* UrbanWarfare: Once the regiments are called in to crush the rebellion, much is made of city-fighting's various complications. Cavalry action proves pretty much useless in a city built out of narrow alleyways, particularly in the Shades, where horses are known as lunch.

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* UrbanWarfare: Once the regiments are called in to crush the rebellion, much is made of city-fighting's various complications. complications and how their "enemy" has no uniform. Cavalry action proves pretty much useless in a city built out of narrow alleyways, particularly in the Shades, where horses are known as lunch.lunch.
-->''Cities were to be laid siege to, or defended. They weren't for fighting in. You couldn't see, you couldn't group, you couldn't manoeuvre and you were always going to be up against people who knew the place like their own kitchen. And you definitely didn't want to fight an enemy that had no uniform.''
8th May '16 5:48:12 AM nighttrainfm
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* UrbanWarfare: Once the regiments are called in to crush the rebellion, much is made of city-fighting's various complications. Cavalry action proves pretty much useless in a city built out of narrow alleyways, particularly in the Shades, where horses are known as lunch.
6th May '16 11:40:04 AM pi4t
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* YouJustToldMe: [[spoiler: Present day Vetinari confirms his suspicion that Vimes was Keel by calling him "Sergeant". Played with: What actually confirms it is Vimes' response when he notices: "You knew?"]]
4th May '16 11:36:23 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* StagedPopulistUprising: The rebellion against Lord Winder is being subtly masterminded by [[spoiler: Madam Meserole]].

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* StagedPopulistUprising: The rebellion against Lord Winder is being subtly masterminded by [[spoiler: Madam Meserole]]. In fact for the most part it isn't really happening at all; the military is being sent in to break up protests (turning them into massacres and riots), and most of the barricades are just the neighborhoods trying to keep the chaos out of their own area until the whole thing dies down.
13th Apr '16 7:17:34 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* RatsInABox: Sped up brilliantly. Vimes finds he has three assassins in custody, two of whom are thoroughly professional but the third is a showoffy twerp that Vimes has dubbed "Ferret" for his weaselly demeanor. So, in a disturbing scene looking like actual torture, Vimes and his men drag the corpse of an assassin in front of them to the backroom, then drags the two pro assassins there but leave the door open so that the impressionable Ferret can hear all the screaming when Vimes performs the "Ginger Beer Trick". When it came to Ferret's turn, the guy immediately spilled his guts and Vimes manages to get a written and signed confession that they had been staging riots. -- Then Vimes reveals that not only was the screaming staged and the two pro assassins were simply bound, gagged and in perfect health but that the two pro assassins had been listening to Ferret's entire confession and were now livid with rage at him. Ferret starts doing some mental arithmetic, then demands protective custody.

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* RatsInABox: Sped up brilliantly. Vimes finds he has three assassins hitmen in custody, two of whom are thoroughly professional but the third is a showoffy twerp that Vimes has dubbed "Ferret" for his weaselly demeanor. So, in a disturbing scene looking like actual torture, Vimes and his men drag the corpse of an assassin another hitman to the backroom in front of them to the backroom, them, then drags the two pro assassins hitmen there but leave the door open so that the impressionable Ferret can hear all the screaming when Vimes performs the "Ginger Beer Trick". When it came to Ferret's turn, the guy immediately spilled his guts and Vimes manages to get a written and signed confession that they had been staging riots. -- Then Vimes reveals that not only was the screaming staged and the two pro assassins hitmen were simply bound, gagged and in perfect health but that the two pro assassins hitmen had been listening to Ferret's entire confession and were now livid with rage at him. Ferret starts doing some mental arithmetic, then demands protective custody.
14th Feb '16 2:45:27 PM tropesnope
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** The Night Watch aren't above accepting bribes and engaging in the occasional bit of police brutality. The Unmentionables' behavior make them very uncomfortable, though. And you ''do not drop your mates in the cacky.''

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** The Night Watch aren't above accepting bribes and engaging in the occasional bit of police brutality. The Unmentionables' behavior make them very uncomfortable, though.
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And you ''do not drop your mates in the cacky.''
14th Feb '16 2:42:43 PM tropesnope
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** Carcer is immediately established as a ruthless killer rather than a run-of-the-mill thug when he is first mentioned murdering an off duty officer who bumped into him by chance and didn't even recognize him.
14th Feb '16 2:25:37 PM tropesnope
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** [[spoiler:Carcer also makes his way up the ranks this way, first becoming a Sergeant in the Particulars, he then frightens the army into following his command, before becoming Snapcase's Captain of the Guard.]]
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.]]
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