History Discworld / Nightwatch

4th Apr '18 5:39:04 AM PaulA
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* CantTakeAnythingWithYou: When going forward in time.

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* CantTakeAnythingWithYou: When going forward in time.time, because there isn't a huge mystical lightning storm powering the journey like there was on the way back, Vimes can't take anything that wasn't among the clothes and personal items he brought back with him. And because he's changed into different clothes, those are left behind and he arrives naked.
4th Apr '18 3:49:29 AM PaulA
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* VehicleVanish: Played with. Vimes sees Lu-Tze across the street, and Lu-Tze waves. A cart passes between them, and Vimes throws himself on the ground to keep Lu-Tze in sight under the cart because he suspects he's going to take the opportunity to leave. Lu-Tze doesn't. Then Vimes rushes across the road toward him -- and nearly gets run down by another cart because he's too busy keeping Lu-Tze in sight to pay attention to the traffic. When he recovers, Lu-Tze is gone.
24th Mar '18 11:22:34 PM nombretomado
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Should not be confused with the ''Literature/NightWatch'' books by Sergei Lukyanenko, or the film adaptation, or [[ASongOfIceAndFire that one.]] The front cover art by Paul Kidby is an {{homage}} to Rembrandt's famous 1642 painting The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq which also commonly referred as ''Art/TheNightWatch'', a reproduction of which adorns the back cover in the Hardcover edition. This is the first cover by Kidby who took over the role of cover artist after the death of Josh Kirby.

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Should not be confused with the ''Literature/NightWatch'' books by Sergei Lukyanenko, or the film adaptation, or [[ASongOfIceAndFire [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire that one.]] The front cover art by Paul Kidby is an {{homage}} to Rembrandt's famous 1642 painting The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq which also commonly referred as ''Art/TheNightWatch'', a reproduction of which adorns the back cover in the Hardcover edition. This is the first cover by Kidby who took over the role of cover artist after the death of Josh Kirby.
14th Mar '18 6:59:46 PM PaulA
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* ChekhovsGun: The steel ruler in the clerk's office, which ends up being used [[spoiler:as an improvised sword when a weaponless Vimes is fighting against Swing]].


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* VomitingCop: When the Watch find what's left of the Unmentionables' prisoners.
9th Mar '18 6:21:01 AM PaulA
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* BriarPatching: When Captain Swing tries to get Vimes transferred into the Unmentionables, Vimes mentions to his current Captain that he's looking forward to it, counting on him to block the transfer out of spite.
7th Mar '18 12:03:02 AM PaulA
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* CouldSayItBut: When things start getting dangerous, "Keel" explicitly forbids his men to supplement their equipment with unofficial implements such as coshes, blackjacks and brass knuckles, and specifically instructs them to avoid a particular address where such implements may be bought at reasonable prices.
5th Mar '18 4:20:34 AM PaulA
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* [[BringMyBrownPants Bring My Yellow Pants]]: Ferret, after hearing his friends undergoing 'questioning'.

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* [[BringMyBrownPants Bring My Yellow Pants]]: Ferret, after hearing BringMyBrownPants:
** Vimes and his men soften up Ferret by making him listen to
his friends undergoing 'questioning'.'questioning' in the next room. They know it's working when a trickle of yellow liquid appears in the rooms' shared guttering.
** Vimes fondly recalls a time when he was on patrol and stood so unobtrusively that a thief fleeing some other guards hid in the same patch of shadow and leaned on Vimes while catching his breath. His reaction when Vimes suddenly made his presence known was to "forget everything his mother had, forty years earlier, spent many hours patiently teaching him".



* [[HonorAmongThieves Honor Among Corrupt Coppers]]: The Night Watch bully citizens, openly accept bribes and have no morals to speak of. But You Do Not Drop Your Mates In The Cacky.

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* [[HonorAmongThieves Honor Among Corrupt Coppers]]: HonorAmongThieves: The Night Watch are little better than the criminals they police; they bully citizens, openly accept bribes and have no morals to speak of. But You Do Not Drop Your Mates In The Cacky.
28th Feb '18 6:17:43 AM PaulA
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* ContestWinnerCameo: Dr Follett of the Assassin's Guild is actually a cameo for fellow British novelist Ken Follett.
26th Feb '18 8:27:26 PM PaulA
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* BlofeldPloy: A non-lethal instance in the first confrontation between Vimes and Carcer after Carcer becomes an officer in the Particulars. Carcer and his men have Vimes outnumbered six to one, and are clearly prepared to give Vimes a pounding. While Carcer and Vimes have a mock-polite conversation, Carcer slowly and obviously pulls out a set of brass knuckles, puts them on -- and then turns around and hits one of his own underlings for being insufficiently disrepectful, then immediately puts the brass knuckles away again.
23rd Feb '18 4:24:44 PM AgProv
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** Captain findthee Swing also has a lot of correspondences with the deranged secret policeman Liutnant Verkramp in Creator/TomSharpe's ''Literature/IndecentExposure'' amd ''Literature/RiotousAssembly''. Verkramp is also borderline insane with an obsession with how far racial impurity in White South Africans can be measured and quantified - a big deal in TheApartheidEra - and also works for a controlling and pernicious secret police force which routinely tortures political suspects (BOSS).

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** Captain findthee Findthee Swing also has a lot of correspondences with the deranged secret policeman Liutnant Verkramp in Creator/TomSharpe's ''Literature/IndecentExposure'' amd ''Literature/RiotousAssembly''. Verkramp is also borderline insane with an obsession with how far racial impurity in White South Africans can be measured and quantified - a big deal in TheApartheidEra - and also works for a controlling and pernicious secret police force which routinely tortures political suspects (BOSS).
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