History Discworld / ReaperMan

5th Apr '18 12:49:13 PM owlyoudoin
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* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Standard Discworld trope, but comes into play here because instead of there being one Death for everything, the spontaneously re-forming Deaths are built up by the beliefs of all the different species - for instance, the Death of Mayflies is a great black trout. The New Death's malevolence is based on the fact that modern people tend to treat death as more fearful and less of a natural occurrence than people in the past.

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* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Standard Discworld trope, but comes into play here because instead of there being one Death for everything, the spontaneously re-forming Deaths are built up by the beliefs of all the different species - for instance, the Death of Mayflies is a great black trout.trout, Death of Turtles is a floating, empty shell, and Death of Trees is the disembodied sound of axes. The New Death's malevolence is based on the fact that modern people tend to treat death as more fearful and less of a natural occurrence than people in the past.
12th Jan '18 4:39:34 PM Andyroid
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* IllFatedFlowerbed: Technically Ill-Fated ''Greensward'': Unseen University's head gardener bit through the handle of his spade in fury when a Zombie chose to emerge from the Earth... right under the immaculately tended lawn which was his pride and joy.

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* IllFatedFlowerbed: Technically Ill-Fated ''Greensward'': Unseen University's head gardener bit through the handle of his spade in fury ''Greensward''; Modo takes it surprisingly well when a Zombie the zombified Windle Poons chose to emerge from the Earth... right under the immaculately tended lawn which was his pride lawn.
-->"Don't you worry about that, Mr. Poons," said the dwarf cheerfully. "Everything's growing like crazy anyway. I'll fill it in this afternoon
and joy. put some more seed down and five hundred years will just zoom past, you wait and see."
2nd Jan '18 5:58:19 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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** Then there's Azrael's own distinctive text style. [[spoiler:In 72 points, the largest font normally used.]]
2nd Jan '18 5:53:33 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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** The villagers really hate the [[InsistentTerminology Revenoo]] (especially since many of them are smugglers). Of course, Bill Door... isn't from taxes.
5th Nov '17 5:58:20 AM Jubileus57
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* IllFatedFlowerbed: Technically Ill-Fated ''Greensward'': Unseen University's head gardener bit through the handle of his spade in fury when a Zombie chose to emerge from the Earth... right under the immaculately tended lawn which was his pride and joy.
21st Oct '17 4:52:51 AM Andyroid
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** The dyslexic cockerel can never get its crow right.

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** The Cyril, the dyslexic cockerel who can never get its his crow right.



--->"You mean like that Dwarf who runs the delicatessen on Cable Street?'"

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--->"You mean like [[AmbiguousSyntax that Dwarf who runs the delicatessen on Cable Street?'"Street]]?"



--> '''Renata''': ''Was''? What is it now?

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--> '''Renata''': ''Was''? ''[[SuspiciouslySpecificTense Was]]''? What is it now?



** Azrael is as old as the universe (and note his namesake from Islamic theology is said to be the last being in all the universe to die at the end of time). He's also responsible for the Ultimate Clock, which is actually the opposite of a clock - rather than telling what you what the time is, it tells Time what ''it'' is.

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** Azrael is as old as the universe (and note his namesake from Islamic theology is said to be the last being in all the universe to die at the end of time). He's also responsible for the Ultimate Clock, which is actually the opposite of a an ordinary clock - rather than telling what you people what the time is, it tells Time what ''it'' is.



* UnfortunateNames: Implied to have been the case for One-Man-Bucket's twin brother. One-Man-Bucket's culture named children after what their mother saw looking out the window after they were born. His full name is, "One-Man-Pouring-A-Bucket-Of-Water-Over-Two-Dogs," and he says that his twin was unlucky, as he was born first and named after what the dogs had been doing a moment before. Windle mentions it must have been rough being named "Two-Dogs-Fighting."

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* UnfortunateNames: Implied to have been the case for One-Man-Bucket's twin brother. One-Man-Bucket's culture One-Man-Bucket came from a tribe that named children after what their mother saw looking out the window after they were born. His full name is, "One-Man-Pouring-A-Bucket-Of-Water-Over-Two-Dogs," and he says that his twin was unlucky, as he was born first and named after what the dogs had been doing a moment before. Windle mentions it must have been rough being named "Two-Dogs-Fighting."



* VehicularSabotage[=/=]OutGambitted: [[spoiler: At the end, when the New Death's spirit has possessed the Combination Harvester to go OneWingedAngel, Death calmly reaches into his robe and removes a small part - one integral to its frame - that he had removed earlier. The machine collapses inches before reaching him.]]

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* VehicularSabotage[=/=]OutGambitted: VehicularSabotage: [[spoiler: At the end, when the New Death's spirit has possessed the Combination Harvester to go OneWingedAngel, Death calmly reaches into his robe and removes a small part - one integral to its frame - that he had removed earlier. The machine collapses inches before reaching him.]]
19th Sep '17 5:18:32 AM nighttrainfm
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* {{Werewolf}}: Ludmilla Cake, who is human-shaped three weeks out of the month, turns into a half-wolf-half-woman at the full moon; fellow Fresh Start Club member Lupine is the opposite, a wolf that turns into a wolfman every full moon. Poons arranges for them to meet. Another character points out the FridgeLogic involved.

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* {{Werewolf}}: {{Werewolf}}:
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Ludmilla Cake, who is human-shaped three weeks out of the month, turns into a half-wolf-half-woman at the full moon; fellow Fresh Start Club member Lupine is the opposite, a wolf that turns into a wolfman every full moon. Poons arranges for them to meet. Another character points out the FridgeLogic involved.
19th Sep '17 5:18:08 AM nighttrainfm
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* TimeAbyss: Azrael is as old as the universe (and note his namesake from Islamic theology is said to be the last being in all the universe to die at the end of time). He's also responsible for the Ultimate Clock, which is actually the opposite of a clock - rather than telling what you what the time is, it tells Time what ''it'' is.

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* TimeAbyss: TimeAbyss:
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Azrael is as old as the universe (and note his namesake from Islamic theology is said to be the last being in all the universe to die at the end of time). He's also responsible for the Ultimate Clock, which is actually the opposite of a clock - rather than telling what you what the time is, it tells Time what ''it'' is.



* UnfortunateName: Implied to have been the case for One-Man-Bucket's twin brother. One-Man-Bucket's culture named children after what their mother saw looking out the window after they were born. His full name is, "One-Man-Pouring-A-Bucket-Of-Water-Over-Two-Dogs," and he says that his twin was unlucky, as he was born first and named after what the dogs had been doing a moment before. Windle mentions it must have been rough being named "Two-Dogs-Fighting."

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* UnfortunateName: UnfortunateNames: Implied to have been the case for One-Man-Bucket's twin brother. One-Man-Bucket's culture named children after what their mother saw looking out the window after they were born. His full name is, "One-Man-Pouring-A-Bucket-Of-Water-Over-Two-Dogs," and he says that his twin was unlucky, as he was born first and named after what the dogs had been doing a moment before. Windle mentions it must have been rough being named "Two-Dogs-Fighting."
19th Sep '17 5:16:31 AM nighttrainfm
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* BerserkButton: Death, when he sees that the New Death wears a crown and sees himself as ruling over the lives of mortals.

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
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Death, when he sees that the New Death wears a crown and sees himself as ruling over the lives of mortals.



* BigYes: One that takes up a whole page by itself. WordOfGod has it [[http://www.lspace.org/books/apf/reaper-man.html Pratchett went to the extra effort of writing an entire extra page of narrative]] just to ensure the "YES" was on the left side, so the reader would see it when they turned the page.

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* BigYes: BigYes:
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One that takes up a whole page by itself. WordOfGod has it [[http://www.lspace.org/books/apf/reaper-man.html Pratchett went to the extra effort of writing an entire extra page of narrative]] just to ensure the "YES" was on the left side, so the reader would see it when they turned the page.



* DeadpanSnarker: Death to the New Death. [[AC:Oh. Drama.]]

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* DeadpanSnarker: DeadpanSnarker:
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Death to the New Death. [[AC:Oh. Drama.]]



* DontFearTheReaper: ''Quite''. [[AC: "Oh lord, what can the harvest hope for if not for the care of the [[TitleDrop Reaper Man]]?"]]

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* DontFearTheReaper: DontFearTheReaper:
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''Quite''. [[AC: "Oh lord, what can the harvest hope for if not for the care of the [[TitleDrop Reaper Man]]?"]]



* EarlyBirdCameo: [[TheCasanova Casanunda]] (here spelled Casanunder) the Dwarf is mentioned in a footnote at the end. He'd later become a major character in ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'' and ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies''.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: EarlyBirdCameo:
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[[TheCasanova Casanunda]] (here spelled Casanunder) the Dwarf is mentioned in a footnote at the end. He'd later become a major character in ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'' and ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies''.



* EurekaMoment: Subverted. Ned Simnel is wondering how to make his Combination Harvester run without a horse. A blast of steam goes off immediately, but he writes it off as a useless distraction.
** In the ''New Discworld Companion'', it is claimed that this has happened to poor Ned over ''[[TooDumbToLive 150 times]]'' [[spoiler: and ultimately ends up beng the end of him. Dick learns from the mistakes]].

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* EurekaMoment: EurekaMoment:
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Subverted. Ned Simnel is wondering how to make his Combination Harvester run without a horse. A blast of steam goes off immediately, but he writes it off as a useless distraction.
** In the ''New Discworld Companion'', it is claimed that this has happened to poor Ned over ''[[TooDumbToLive 150 times]]'' [[spoiler: and ultimately ends up beng being the end death of him. Dick learns from the mistakes]].mistakes.]]
19th Sep '17 5:14:39 AM nighttrainfm
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* LineOfSightName: Death comes up with his alias' surname because there's a door behind Miss Flitworth (after his initial attempt of looking up and suggesting [[AC:Mr. Sky?]]).

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* LineOfSightName: LineOfSightName:
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Death comes up with his alias' surname because there's a door behind Miss Flitworth (after his initial attempt of looking up and suggesting [[AC:Mr. Sky?]]).



--> '''Windle:''' Let me guess. Two-Dogs-Fighting?
--> '''One-Man-Bucket:''' Two-Dogs-Fighting? Two-Dogs-''Fighting?'' Wow, he would have given his right arm to be called Two-Dogs-''Fighting''.

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--> '''Windle:''' -->'''Windle:''' Let me guess. Two-Dogs-Fighting?
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Two-Dogs-Fighting?\\
'''One-Man-Bucket:''' Two-Dogs-Fighting? Two-Dogs-''Fighting?'' Wow, he would have given his right arm to be called Two-Dogs-''Fighting''.



--> '''Flitworth''': You've got to be Bill or a Tom or a Bruce or one of those names.
--> '''Death''': [[AC:Yes.]]

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--> '''Flitworth''': -->'''Flitworth''': You've got to be Bill or a Tom or a Bruce or one of those names.
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names.\\
'''Death''': [[AC:Yes.]]]]
* MonstersAnonymous: The Fresh Start Club.
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