History Discworld / Sourcery

28th Dec '15 10:28:54 AM nighttrainfm
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* LamarckWasRight: Conina somehow inherited Cohen's lightning reflexes and tendency towards violence, which is a pity because she'd much prefer hairdressing.
10th Dec '15 3:15:20 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* HeroicBSOD: Rincewind, upon returning to the Library after Coin orders it to be burned.

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* HeroicBSOD: Rincewind, upon returning to the Library after Coin orders it to be burned. The description is tragic: he lunges into the ashes, scrabbling around for anything familiar, bitterly lamenting the destruction.
10th Dec '15 3:10:42 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* ThisBananaIsArmed: Played with. Rincewind is desparate enough to attack Coin 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 enough to attack Coin 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.
4th Nov '15 4:37:41 PM LentilSandEater
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* 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. Although, given his remark about how a wise man would ''want'' to be safely locked in a dungeon if the wizards took control, it can be argued that Vetinari's transformation into a lizard wasn't wholly to his disadvantage under the circumstances. And when he was transported to the Unseen University, he was in the process of reading a report of a conversation by the head of the Thieves' Guild that was said in a secret, soundproof room. Coin took him as easily as he did because... well, he's a RealityWarper.

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* 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. Although, given his remark about how a wise man would ''want'' to be safely locked in a dungeon if the wizards took control, it can be argued that Vetinari's transformation into a lizard wasn't wholly to his disadvantage under the circumstances. And when he was transported to the Unseen University, he was in the process of reading a report of a conversation by the head of the Thieves' Guild that was said in a secret, soundproof room. Coin took him as easily as he did because... well, he's a RealityWarper.
4th Nov '15 4:36:21 PM LentilSandEater
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** Mostly played straight, really - no matter how reluctantly, Rincewind ends up saving the world after all [[spoiler:he even pulls a HeroicSacrifice of sorts by getting stuck in the Dungeon Dimensions so Coin can escape).]] Part of it is because the world would end anyways (along with him) if he didn't. Another part is trying to live up to his status as a wizard.
4th Nov '15 4:35:57 PM LentilSandEater
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* TheSoCalledCoward: Played straight, then subverted: Rincewind fights the monstrous Things from the Dungeon Dimensions with a handful of sand in a sock, allowing Coin to escape. Then he runs for his life.

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* TheSoCalledCoward: Played straight, then subverted: Subverted when Rincewind fights the monstrous Things from the Dungeon Dimensions with a handful of sand in a sock, allowing Coin to escape. Then he runs for his life.
4th Nov '15 4:33:35 PM LentilSandEater
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* LetsGetDangerous: The Disc gods, usually cruel, lackadaisical and indolent, get a briefly described CrowningMomentOfAwesome at the end when they are released from Coin's spell and throw back the Ice Giants' glaciers.
** Also arguably the wizards themselves under the effects of sourcery, when people are used to them being stuffy background characters.

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* LetsGetDangerous: LetsGetDangerous:
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The Disc gods, usually cruel, lackadaisical and indolent, get a briefly described CrowningMomentOfAwesome at the end when they are released from Coin's spell and throw back the Ice Giants' glaciers.
** Also arguably the The wizards themselves under the effects of sourcery, when people are used to them being stuffy background characters.
27th Oct '15 2:36:42 PM nighttrainfm
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* NoManOfWomanBorn: Ipslore's deal with Death that he can have a kind of life until Coin throws away his staff.

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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 the only absolute certainty is Death himself.
10th Oct '15 6:14:14 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* DarkerandEdgier: This book, while still having humorous moments, is full of surprisingly emotionally heavy moments as well. It depicts the beginnings of another major-scale magical war, instigated by a child controlled by an abusive father, and it all leads up to a BittersweetEnding.


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* WoobieDestroyerofWorlds: Coin,.
13th Sep '15 12:55:50 PM clusterduck
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* EmpathicWeapon: Coin's staff has the spirit of his father Ipsolore in it. [[TheCorruptor This is not a good thing.]]

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* EmpathicWeapon: Coin's staff has the spirit of his father Ipsolore in it. [[TheCorruptor [[TheCorrupter This is not a good thing.]]
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