History Discworld / NightWatch

9th Nov '17 4:24:40 PM Bissek
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* DoWrongRight: Vimes wants the citizens to take down their barricade right now...and build it properly this time! (More of "Do Illegal Things I Don't Actually Think Are Wrong, Right" in this case, though.)

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* DoWrongRight: Vimes wants the citizens to take down their barricade right now...and erect it on the other side of the street! And build it properly this time! (More of "Do Illegal Things I Don't Actually Think Are Wrong, Right" in this case, though.)
5th Oct '17 3:25:21 PM Schismatism
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** Ponder tries to use this against Carrot, mixed with a good bit of TechnoBabble. It fails, because Carrot's quick enough to recognize exactly what Ponder's prevaricating about.
15th Sep '17 10:03:52 PM LadyJafaria
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* ProducePelting: Downey throws an apple at Vetinari, but Vetinari catches it on his fork. Without even looking up from his book.
13th Aug '17 12:30:06 PM nighttrainfm
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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''.

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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''.
5th Aug '17 1:27:57 PM nighttrainfm
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* LittleBrotherIsWatching: Young Sam has this effect on his future self. Vimes knocks out a torturer instead of killing him and lets refugees into the barricades because he knows he has to set a good example. Even once he gets back to the present, he brings Carcer in by the book because he can ''feel'' his younger self watching him.

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* LittleBrotherIsWatching: Young Sam has this effect on his future self. Vimes knocks out a torturer instead of killing him and lets refugees into the barricades instead of playing it safe because he knows he has to set a good example. Even once he gets back to the present, he brings Carcer in by the book because he can ''feel'' his younger self watching him.
4th Aug '17 5:00:40 AM nighttrainfm
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* HeroWorshipper: Young Sam becomes this to "Keel".



* LineInTheSand: Vimes makes one right before training his men for the barricade; later, history books will disagree about what happened but they all agreed about Sergeant Keel and the Line. Young Sam is the first to step over.

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* LineInTheSand: Vimes makes one right before training his men for the barricade; later, history books will disagree about what happened but they all agreed about Sergeant Keel and the Line. Young Sam is the first to step over. over, which Vimes finds almost embarrassing.
* LittleBrotherIsWatching: Young Sam has this effect on his future self. Vimes knocks out a torturer instead of killing him and lets refugees into the barricades because he knows he has to set a good example. Even once he gets back to the present, he brings Carcer in by the book because he can ''feel'' his younger self watching him.
31st Jul '17 1:12:46 PM Fliegenbein400
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** Dickinson of Llamedos is a retired army officer from the Discworld equivalent of Wales, who is obsessed with military history - could he be any relation to Fluellen in Theatre/HenryV, who is also a Welsh army officer obsessed with military history? Arguably the City Watch series in general could be seen as an alternative outworking of Theatre/HenryIV and Theatre/HenryV, with Vimes and Carrot offering alternative pictures of what Hal might have done if he had learned to be a hero without becoming king and without rejecting his former friends.
24th Jul '17 6:55:20 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* KickTheDog: Carcer is introduced as a SerialKiller who has murdered a Watchman without provocation. As the novel progresses, he becomes the eager tool of the oppressors and torturers who run Ankh-Morpork. But towards the end, he commits a completely pointless act of petty nastiness when he eats the hard-boiled egg [[DueToTheDead that is traditionally left on Keel's tombstone every year on the 25th of May]].

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* KickTheDog: Carcer is introduced as a SerialKiller who has murdered a Watchman without provocation. As the novel progresses, he becomes the eager tool of the oppressors and torturers who run Ankh-Morpork. But towards the end, he commits a completely pointless act of petty nastiness when he eats the hard-boiled egg [[DueToTheDead that is traditionally left on Keel's tombstone every year on the 25th of May]].May]] purely to spite Vimes.
24th Jul '17 6:47:22 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* KickTheDog: Carcer is introduced as a SerialKiller who has murdered a Watchman without provocation. As the novel progresses, he becomes the eager tool of the oppressors and torturers who run Ankh-Morpork. But towards the end, he commits a completely pointless act of petty nastiness when he eats the hard-boiled egg [[DueToTheDead that is traditionally left on Keel's tombstone every year on the 25th of May]].
23rd Jul '17 5:13:51 PM Sharkemental
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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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This novel is hailed by both fans and critics as one of the best installment installments 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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