History Discworld / Sourcery

19th Sep '17 11:50:21 AM nighttrainfm
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* ShoutOut: Rincewind and Creosote use expressions from Creator/SamuelTaylorColeridge's "Kubla Khan" when they talk about Creosote's "Wilderness". There's also a few {{ShoutOut}}s to ''The Rubaiyat'' and the ''Literature/ArabianNights''. Combined with ItWillNeverCatchOn when Rincewind says "Telling stories in a harem? That's not bloody normal! It'll never catch on!"

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Rincewind and Creosote use expressions from Creator/SamuelTaylorColeridge's "Kubla Khan" when they talk about Creosote's "Wilderness". There's also a few {{ShoutOut}}s to ''The Rubaiyat'' and the ''Literature/ArabianNights''. Combined with ItWillNeverCatchOn when Rincewind says "Telling stories in a harem? That's not bloody normal! It'll never catch on!"
7th Sep '17 4:17:15 PM nighttrainfm
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* BadGuyBar: There's a bar in the Shades that makes the Mended Drum look like a playground.



* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Rincewind says he doesn't like snakes much, and promptly gets thrown in the snake pit. Justified in that it was apparently the only functioning torture device in Al-Khali that day.

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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes:
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Rincewind says he doesn't like snakes much, and promptly gets thrown in the snake pit. Justified in that it was apparently the only functioning torture device in Al-Khali that day.



* WoobieDestroyerofWorlds: Poor Coin.

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* WoobieDestroyerofWorlds: WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Poor Coin.
28th Jul '17 3:31:07 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* TheGenieKnowsJackNicholson: With an actual genie, no less. The genie of the lamp talks like a 1980s yuppie for some reason.
22nd Jun '17 1:06:27 AM PaulA
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* MortalityPhobia: Ipslore the Red takes extreme measures in an attempt to avoid being carried away by Death before his revenge against the wizards is complete.
19th Jun '17 8:22:36 PM PaulA
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* TheHatMakesTheMan: The Archchancellor's Hat has absorbed power and personality from the Archchancellors who have worn it over the centuries. When it finds a wearer it likes, it's subsequently noted that it's more like that hat is wearing the man than the reverse.
* HatOfPower: The Archchancellor's hat has the memories of all prior Archchancellors and can bestow them as it chooses on anyone who wears the hat, as well as possessing significant magical abilities of its own. At one point it freezes a thief solid for stealing it.
* HellbentForLeather: A would-be Barbarian Hero dressed in (a very small amount of) leather. He doesn't really have the attitude to pull off the look. (The fact that he's wearing the outfit over woollen underwear, because he promised his mum, doesn't help.)
1st May '17 6:25:25 AM Exxolon
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->''There was an eighth son of an eighth son. He was, quite naturally, a wizard. And there it should have ended. However (for reasons we'd better not go into), he had seven sons. And then he had an eighth son... a wizard squared... a source of magic... a '''Sourcerer'''''.
3rd Apr '17 7:02:33 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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** Rincewind's description of the half-brick in a sock: it kills people, but leaves buildings standing.

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** Rincewind's description of the [[SockItToThem half-brick in a sock: sock]]: it kills people, but leaves buildings standing.
3rd Apr '17 7:00:57 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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** Rincewind's description of the half-brick in a sock: it kills people, but leaves buildings standing.
18th Dec '16 10:31:06 AM Aquila89
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* HelloNurse: Conina. Her appearance is stated to be "calculated to hit the male libido like a lead pipe."

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* HelloNurse: Conina. Her appearance is stated to be "calculated to hit the male libido like a lead pipe."" Even the Luggage falls for her.
18th Dec '16 4:04:54 AM NanoMoose
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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding : The world is saved, the gods are re-released out into the world, Coin is free from the possession of his dead father, Ankh-Morpork is restored... but Coin has AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence and Rincewind, the one who saved the entire world, is trapped in the Dungeon Dimensions.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding : The world is saved, the gods are re-released out into the world, Coin is free from the possession of his dead father, Ankh-Morpork is restored... but Coin has AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence and Rincewind, the one who saved the entire world, is trapped in the Dungeon Dimensions.]]



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Vetinari isn't nearly as much a MagnificentBastard as he would eventually become, and as a result, comes off as a bit thick. At the very least he usually has a better grasp of [[KnowWhenToFoldEm knowing when to fold em]]- though presumably his time spent as a small lizard played a large part in developing this instinct.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Vetinari isn't nearly as much a MagnificentBastard as he would eventually become, and as a result, comes off as a bit thick. At the very least he usually has a better grasp of [[KnowWhenToFoldEm knowing when to fold em]]- em]] -- though presumably his time spent as a small lizard played a large part in developing this instinct.



* ChildrenAreInnocent: It becomes very obvious early on that Coin is not the real villain here, just being manipulated by Ipslore. [[spoiler:When he gets rid of him, he is far more pleasant to be around.]]

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* ChildrenAreInnocent: It becomes very obvious early on that Coin is not the real villain here, villain, just being manipulated by Ipslore. [[spoiler:When he gets rid of him, he is far more pleasant to be around.]]



* EditorialSynaesthesia / TastesLikePurple: Used with all senses simultaneously, to describe the bizarre reality-twisting effects when supercharged wizards' barrage of spells and counterspells reach critical mass.
** "It looked the way a piano sounds when dropped down a well. It tasted yellow, and felt paisley. It smelled like a total eclipse of the Moon. Of course, closer to the Tower it got ''really'' weird."

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* EditorialSynaesthesia / TastesLikePurple: EditorialSynaesthesia[=/=]TastesLikePurple: Used with all senses simultaneously, to describe the bizarre reality-twisting effects when supercharged wizards' barrage of spells and counterspells reach critical mass.
** "It It looked the way a piano sounds when dropped down a well. It tasted yellow, and felt paisley. It smelled like a total eclipse of the Moon.moon. Of course, closer to the Tower it got ''really'' weird."



* EvilChancellor: Creosote's grand vizier, Abrim. Rincewind has him pegged as one on sight (the mustache was kind of a giveaway).

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* EvilChancellor: Creosote's grand vizier, Abrim. Rincewind has him pegged as one on sight (the mustache moustache was kind of a giveaway).



-->''Most of the wizards managed to turn their heads away. A few - and there are always a few like that - watched in obscene fascination.''

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-->''Most -->Most of the wizards managed to turn their heads away. A few - and there are always a few like that - watched in obscene fascination.''



* IAmTheTrope: the Archchancellor's hat states at one point: "I AM magic!"

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* IAmTheTrope: the The Archchancellor's hat states at one point: "I AM ''am'' magic!"



* [[IncrediblyLamePun Incredibly Lame Pune]]: See InstantSoprano, below.

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* [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} Incredibly Lame Pune]]: See InstantSoprano, below.



* KlatchianCoffee: first reference in the series. Also, first appearance of Desert Orakh, a GargleBlaster that was actually created to mitigate the effects of said coffee.

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* KlatchianCoffee: first First reference in the series. Also, first appearance of Desert Orakh, a GargleBlaster that was actually created to mitigate the effects of said coffee.



* NoManOfWomanBorn: Ipslore's deal with Death that he can have a kind of life until Coin throws away his staff. Death specifically notes that every prophecy must have some kind of loophole, however small, as the only absolute certainty is Death himself.
* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: Referenced when Rincewind is on a FlyingCarpet and says he's "afraid of grounds." When asked "don't you mean heights," he replies that it's the grounds that kill you.

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* NoManOfWomanBorn: Ipslore's deal with Death that he can have a kind of life until Coin throws away his staff. Death specifically notes that every prophecy must have some kind of loophole, however small, as because the only absolute certainty is Death himself.
* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: Referenced when Rincewind is on a FlyingCarpet and says he's "afraid of grounds." When asked "don't "Don't you mean heights," heights?" he replies that it's the grounds that kill you.



* RealityWarper: Coin can do pretty much anything. [[AGodAmI Anything.]] Including imprisoning the entire Discworld pantheon.
* RecursiveReality: At one point, the supporting cast end up inside the lamp that they themselves are carrying. The genie asks them not to think too hard about it, as the trick relies on the laws of physics not catching on.

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* RealityWarper: Coin can do pretty much anything. [[AGodAmI Anything.]] Including imprisoning the entire Discworld pantheon.
* RecursiveReality: At one point, the supporting cast end up inside the lamp that they themselves are carrying. The genie asks them not to think too hard about it, as the trick relies on or the laws of physics not might start catching on.



* ThisBananaIsArmed: Played with. Rincewind is desparate enough to attack Coin's staff with...[[SockItToThem a half-brick in a sock]]. Not that it actually works or anything, but Coin is so fascinated by the concept (half-bricks in socks don't ever really occur to you when you have limitless magic at your disposal) that he spares Rincewind.

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* ThisBananaIsArmed: Played with. Rincewind is desparate desperate enough to attack Coin's staff with...[[SockItToThem a half-brick in a sock]]. Not that it actually works or anything, but Coin is so fascinated by the concept (half-bricks in socks don't ever really occur to you when you have limitless magic at your disposal) that he spares Rincewind.



* WoobieDestroyerofWorlds: Coin,.
* TheWorfEffect: Kind of a hindsight example, in that Coin easily dispatches Lord Vetinari, that most Magnificent of {{Magnificent Bastard}}s. But at the time the book was written, the Patrician's character had not yet been developed to this, being merely an intelligent politician rather than the [[GodModeSue nigh omnipotent]] figure of the later series, so it was probably unintentional.

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* WoobieDestroyerofWorlds: Coin,.
Poor Coin.
* TheWorfEffect: Kind of a hindsight example, in that Coin easily dispatches Lord Vetinari, that most Magnificent of {{Magnificent Bastard}}s. But at the time the book was written, the Patrician's character had not yet been developed to this, developed, being merely an intelligent politician rather than the [[GodModeSue nigh omnipotent]] nigh-omniscient figure of the later series, so it was probably unintentional.
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