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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.]]
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.
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