History Discworld / Pyramids

14th Feb '16 12:15:33 PM surgoshan
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* AccidentalAimingSkills: Having realized he doesn't want to kill anyone, Teppic deliberately aims his bow in a random direction and fires. Thanks to PinballProjectile, it ends up striking the target anyway, and his tester chides him for showing off his ImprobableAimingSkills.
12th Oct '15 8:42:41 AM LBHills
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* AntiVillain: Dios.

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* AntiVillain: Dios.Dios isn't exactly wicked, just inexorably hidebound and traditional.
25th Aug '15 7:56:37 AM MrDeath
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* FridgeLogic: A goat is sacrificed by a Strict Authorized Ormit boy whose only co-religionist is his mother. Since Discworld GodsNeedPrayerBadly, a god with only two believers would be in no position to demand such an extravagant sacrifice and the goat would be more use to the believers.
24th Aug '15 5:56:42 PM nlpnt
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** Hoot Koomi ''wants'' to be this, but Dios won't have any of it. [[spoiler:Even when he finally gets the job at the end, he can't get any evil machinations past new ruler Ptraci.]]



** Hoot Koomi ''wants'' to be this, but Dios won't have any of it. [[spoiler:Even when he finally gets the job at the end, he can't get any evil machinations past new ruler Ptraci.]]
24th Aug '15 5:56:03 PM nlpnt
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* FridgeLogic: A goat is sacrificed by a Strict Authorized Ormit boy whose only co-religionist is his mother. Since Discworld GodsNeedPrayerBadly, a god with only two believers would be in no position to demand such an extravagant sacrifice and the goat would be more use to the believers.
22nd Jul '15 6:05:38 PM Bissek
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* NowILayMeDownToSleep: One of the flashback scenes during Teppic's assassin examination involved a classmate performing his bedtime prayers... which involved the ritual sacrifice of a goat.
22nd Jul '15 5:49:08 PM Bissek
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* AuthorityInNameOnly: Teppic may be the king, but over the course of his [[spoiler:seven thousand year]] career as High Priest and Chief Minister, Dios had gathered all actual power to himself. Every royal declaration made by Teppic, even something as trivial as 'I do not want to have chicken for dinner' is ignored in favor of whatever Dios decides, by everyone.


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* KlingonPromotion: Inhuming a professor is rumored to get a student assassin instant promotion to full membership in the guild. But since attempting to inhume a professor and ''failing'' will get one stripped of many student privileges (Starting with the right to breathe), nobody actually tries it.
27th Jun '15 9:03:18 AM Sharlee
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* HumanSacrifice: Koomi, bucking for a KlingonPromotion, gets the other priests to consider this as a way to "send" Dios to negotiate with the gods. [[spoiler: The fact that the gods are ''right there'' threatens to scuttle the idea, even before Dios himself shows he's not so easily disposed of.]]
25th Jun '15 8:10:39 AM MrDeath
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* BrotherSisterIncest: A (chaste) kiss. And this being a version of AncientEgypt, the only one who has a problem with the idea is Teppic himself, since he was educated in Ankh-Morpork. Although, it was hinted that the mother was just as ''confused'' as her daughter and that Teppic and Ptraci weren't that closely related.

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* BrotherSisterIncest: A (chaste) kiss. And this being a version of AncientEgypt, the only one who has a problem with the idea is Teppic himself, since he was educated in Ankh-Morpork.Ankh-Morpork -- Ptraci is instead angry and distraught that Teppic is against it. Although, it was hinted that the mother was just as ''confused'' as her daughter and that Teppic and Ptraci weren't that closely related.



* [[AWizardDidIt It Was Quantum]]: The Discworld equivalent of AWizardDidIt - If you can't explain/understand something, it was probably quantum.

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* [[AWizardDidIt It Was Quantum]]: The Discworld equivalent InternalReveal: Teppic's father mentions very early on that Teppic and Ptraci are brother and sister -- but, being a ghost, nobody hears him. Teppic and Ptraci don't find out about it until the last pages of AWizardDidIt - If you can't explain/understand something, it was probably quantum. the novel.
* InTheBlood: Divinity and confidence in ruling, apparently, with the occasional bout of FertileFeet.


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* RescueRomance: Subverted in the end, when Teppic and Ptraci find out they're brother and sister. Ptraci still wants to go through with the romance, while Teppic -- who spent much of his formative years in the more modern Ankh-Morpork -- is thoroughly against it.


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* AWizardDidIt: The Discworld equivalent of AWizardDidIt - If you can't explain/understand something, it was probably quantum.
23rd Jun '15 10:21:33 AM Sharlee
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* FateWorseThanDeath: Or to phrase it another way, the Fate After Death for almost every single person who has been mummified in Djelibeybi. As a result of the rather convoluted belief system of the Djelibeybians, no one manages to truly die but neither do they manage to ever pass on. Instead, they remain bound to their bodies, which are then methodically dismantled and placed in tombs ''for all eternity''.

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* FateWorseThanDeath: Or to phrase it another way, the Fate After Death for almost every single person who has been mummified in Djelibeybi. As a result of the rather convoluted belief system of the Djelibeybians, no one manages to truly die but [[BarredFromTheAfterlife neither do they manage to ever pass on. on]]. Instead, they remain bound to their bodies, which are then methodically dismantled and placed sealed up in tombs ''for all eternity''.eternity''.
** Approaches AndIMustScream for one particularly-unfortunate mummy, whose sarcophagus lid was so well-secured that he ''couldn't even get out'' to pace around in his tomb.
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