History Discworld / Nightwatch

14th Aug '16 6:54:14 PM TargetOnMyBack
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** A literal example when Vimes spots someone hiding in a doorway because their black clothing makes the shadows too dark. This reinforces young Vetinari's decisions on clothing later in the story.

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** A literal example when Vimes spots someone hiding in a doorway because their black clothing makes the shadows too dark. This reinforces is reflected later in the story, in young Vetinari's decisions on clothing later in the story.clothing .
14th Aug '16 6:51:18 PM TargetOnMyBack
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** A literal example when Vimes spots someone hiding in a doorway because their black clothing makes the shadows too dark. This reinforces young Vetinari's decisions on clothing later in the story.
9th Aug '16 6:00:36 PM Malady
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* FeudingFamilies: The history of Lords Selachii and Venturi.


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* PassiveAggressiveKombat: [[Averted]] with Lords Selachii and Venturi, who due to their [[FeudingFamilies history]] have to avoid any topic that they might possibly disagree on. Leading to conversational topics like "I see you are standing up."
3rd Aug '16 8:06:15 PM TheWanderer
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* TheOnlyBeliever: Reg Shoe is the only one who truly thinks that a revolution will be a good thing or bring about real change.
8th Jul '16 1:39:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheMentor:
** Thanks to time travel, Vimes gets to play this role for himself... though in reality he spends only a small portion of his time training his protégé and much more doing badass and heroic (or anti-heroic) things on his own, and takes pains to keep young Sam from doing anything that'd attract attention to himself. Also spending money like water, because he knows for a fact that he will "die" at the end of the week.
** Madam also plays this role for Vetinari, being an older, DistaffCounterpart version of him, even owning an elderly and smelly tomcat (as he will one day have a smelly old dog). She educates him about the usefulness of men like Keel, and how killing someone isn't always the best answer (though she will if it ''is'' the best answer).



* TheObiWan
** Thanks to time travel, Vimes gets to play this role for himself... though in reality he spends only a small portion of his time training his protégé and much more doing badass and heroic (or anti-heroic) things on his own, and takes pains to keep young Sam from doing anything that'd attract attention to himself. Also spending money like water, because he knows for a fact that he will "die" at the end of the week.
** Madam also plays this role for Vetinari, being an older, DistaffCounterpart version of him, even owning an elderly and smelly tomcat (as he will one day have a smelly old dog). She educates him about the usefulness of men like Keel, and how killing someone isn't always the best answer (though she will if it ''is'' the best answer).
29th Jun '16 10:05:12 AM TrickyPacifist
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* PresentCompanyExcluded: Pithy slogans have it hard in Ankh-Morpork, a city where no self-respecting god can say so much as "Let there be light," without being greeted by a chorus of "What color?" and the result of Reg's declaration "You can take our lives, but you'll never take our freedom!" is chronicled elsewhere on this page. So it should be no surprise that the initial defiant cry of "Death to the fascist oppressors!" from behind the original Whalebone Lane barricade gets quickly amended to "Death to the fascist oppressors, present company excepted! All right, is everybody happy now?"

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* PresentCompanyExcluded: Pithy slogans have it hard in Ankh-Morpork, a city where no self-respecting god can say so much as "Let there be light," without being greeted by a chorus of "What color?" and the result of Reg's declaration "You can take our lives, but you'll never take our freedom!" is chronicled elsewhere on this page. So it should be no surprise that the initial defiant cry of "Death to the fascist oppressors!" from behind the original Whalebone Lane barricade (probably also uttered by Reg Shoe) gets quickly amended to "Death to the fascist oppressors, present company excepted! All right, is everybody happy now?"
29th Jun '16 10:00:58 AM TrickyPacifist
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* PresentCompanyExcluded: Pithy slogans have it hard in Ankh-Morpork, a city where no self-respecting god can say so much as "Let there be light," without being greeted by a chorus of "What color?" and the result of Reg's declaration "You can take our lives, but you'll never take our freedom!" is chronicled elsewhere on this page. So it should be no surprise that the initial defiant cry of "Death to the fascist oppressors!" from behind the original Whalebone Lane barricade gets quickly amended to "Death to the fascist oppressors, present company excepted! All right, is everybody happy now?"
26th Jun '16 5:10:11 PM loracarol
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* NecessaryFail: Cleverly played with. In the regular timeline, the resistance put on the barricades but failed to defend against a sneak attack, resulting in the deaths of the 7 men in the cemetery of Small Gods. When Vimes goes back in time and is tasked to fix Carcer's alterations, he is left with the choice of either doing everything he can to prevent the death of the rebels or doing almost nothing so he could return to his timeline and get back to his wife and unborn child. [[spoiler:Vimes manages to organize the barricades and defend against the attacks. But the revolution fouls up and the new Patrician sends the newly promoted Captain Carcer and his squad of rogue guards to murder Vimes and his men. Cornered, Vimes orders his men to retreat but his companions decide to stay and help him bring down Carcer despite their slim chances of survival. In the end, Vimes manages to bring down Carcer but not without casualties on his side, resulting in the end in the death of the same 7 men that died in the original timeline.In the end, Vimes could not prevent the death of these 7 men but he didn't have to. In the end, they willingly put their lives on the line in both timelines for something they thought was important.]]

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* NecessaryFail: Cleverly played with. In the regular timeline, the resistance put on the barricades but failed to defend against a sneak attack, resulting in the deaths of the 7 men in the cemetery of Small Gods. When Vimes goes back in time and is tasked to fix Carcer's alterations, he is left with the choice of either doing everything he can to prevent the death of the rebels or doing almost nothing so he could return to his timeline and get back to his wife and unborn child. [[spoiler:Vimes manages to organize the barricades and defend against the attacks. But the revolution fouls up and the new Patrician sends the newly promoted Captain Carcer and his squad of rogue guards to murder Vimes and his men. Cornered, Vimes orders his men to retreat but his companions decide to stay and help him bring down Carcer despite their slim chances of survival. In the end, Vimes manages to bring down Carcer but not without casualties on his side, resulting in the end in the death of the same 7 men that died in the original timeline. In the end, Vimes could not prevent the death of these 7 men but he didn't have to. In the end, they willingly put their lives on the line in both timelines for something they thought was important.]]
9th Jun '16 3:34:03 PM LentilSandEater
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** Which takes on a whole new (hilarious) meaning if you remember Brick Top's speech from ''{{Film/Snatch}}'': "Do you know what 'nemesis' means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent. Personified in this case by an 'orrible cunt..." In this universe, Vimes.
9th Jun '16 3:33:19 PM LentilSandEater
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*** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] when it turns out that [[spoiler:nope, Reg was ''right.'']]
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