History Discworld / TheFifthElephant

1st Oct '17 1:55:06 PM nighttrainfm
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* WerewolfThemeNaming: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with most of them, but ''Wolfgang'' is rather on the nose. He has a NeverHeardThatOneBefore reaction when Vimes points it out. Even better, he's called ''Wolf'' for short.
** Amusingly averted with ''actual'' wolves, whose names run to the self-deprecating: Awkward, Eats Wrong Meat, and (understandably for a ''lone'' wolf) [[spoiler: Arsehole]].

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* WerewolfThemeNaming: WerewolfThemeNaming:
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[[AvertedTrope Averted]] with most of them, but ''Wolfgang'' is rather on the nose. He has a NeverHeardThatOneBefore reaction when Vimes points it out. Even better, he's called ''Wolf'' for short.
** Amusingly averted with ''actual'' wolves, whose names run to the self-deprecating: Awkward, Eats Wrong Meat, and (understandably for a ''lone'' wolf) [[spoiler: Arsehole]].Arsehole.]]
14th Aug '17 2:01:41 PM nighttrainfm
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* WeaponForIntimidation: This is Vimes' philosophy, as opposed to Skimmer's.

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* WeaponForIntimidation: This is Vimes' philosophy, philosophy about weapons in general, as opposed to Skimmer's.Skimmer's. Vimes doesn't think the single-shot crossbow qualifies as a weapon at all, as it exists solely to kill one person quietly and efficiently.
1st Aug '17 2:40:03 PM Bisected8
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* FictionalDisability: A yennork is a werewolf with permanent ShapeshifterModeLock as either a wolf or a human (Angua apparently having two siblings who are an example of each; a brother who lives as a champion sheep dog and [[spoiler: a sister with a permanent human form, who Wolfgang murdered at some point]]). This doesn't mean they ''are'' a wolf or a human, just a werewolf without the "switch".
30th Jul '17 9:58:03 PM NanoMoose
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** Wolfgang's chosen symbol is a wolf's head biting a mouthful of lightning bolts. [[spoiler: He is later killed when he bites a powerful firework- not lighting, but close.]]

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** Wolfgang's chosen symbol is a wolf's head biting a mouthful of lightning bolts. [[spoiler: He is later killed when he bites a powerful firework- firework -- not lighting, but close.]]



--> '''[[ServileSnarker Inigo Skimmer]]''': "It is good for a diplomat to [[ObfuscatingStupidity appear stupid]]. I'd say you've made an excellent start."

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--> '''[[ServileSnarker Inigo Skimmer]]''': "It It is good for a diplomat to [[ObfuscatingStupidity appear stupid]]. I'd say you've made an excellent start."



* MisterMuffykins: Margolotta owns one of these, although it ''might'' not actually be a dog at all but a very large rat dolled up like a pampered yappy dog. (To Vimes, though dogs of that sort tend to look like oversized rats anyway....)

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* MisterMuffykins: Margolotta owns one of these, although it ''might'' not actually be a dog at all but a very large rat dolled up like a pampered yappy dog. (To Vimes, though dogs of that sort tend to look like oversized rats anyway....anyway...)



* PimpedOutDress: Cheery brings along one for the coronation. It's noted that female dwarves tend to go for elaborate dresses on special occasions, because if you're going to break your culture's dress codes you might as well go all out.

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* PimpedOutDress: Cheery brings along one for the coronation. It's noted that the openly female dwarves tend to go for elaborate dresses on special occasions, because if you're going to break your culture's dress codes ancient taboos you might as well go all out.do it good and hard.



* StealthPun: Angua's mother is an unkind woman, as well as (being a werewolf) a female dog. In other words, she's a bitch.

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* StealthPun: Angua's mother is an unkind woman, as well as (being a werewolf) a female dog. In other words, she's a bitch. And that, of course, makes Wolfgang a son of a bitch.



** Also, the traffic control subplot carried over from the previous Watch book. The traffic security came-- I mean, imps, for example.

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** Also, the traffic control subplot carried over from the previous Watch book. The traffic security came-- I mean, imps, came--imps, for example.



* WerewolfThemeNaming: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with most of them, but ''Wolfgang'' is rather on the nose. Even better, he's called ''Wolf'' for short.

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* WerewolfThemeNaming: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with most of them, but ''Wolfgang'' is rather on the nose. He has a NeverHeardThatOneBefore reaction when Vimes points it out. Even better, he's called ''Wolf'' for short.
1st Jul '17 11:21:38 AM Bissek
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* TrickedIntoEscaping: Vimes finds a particularly nasty weapon left for him in his prison cell. Thinking about it, though, he decides that whoever put it there is just trying to get him killed. Even armed, he wouldn't get far - but ''because'' HesGotAWeapon, his escape attempt would be more likely to end in death than recapture.

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* TrickedIntoEscaping: Vimes finds a particularly nasty weapon left for him in his prison cell. Thinking about it, though, he decides that whoever put it there is just trying to get him killed. Even armed, he wouldn't get far - but ''because'' HesGotAWeapon, his escape attempt would be more likely to end in death than recapture. Especially since the weapon only had one shot, but there was almost certainly going to be more than one guard between him and freedom.


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* TyrantTakesTheHelm: With Vimes on a diplomatic mission and Carrot on leave, Colon ends up in charge, and ends up going power mad. After demoting a number of officers for allegedly stealing the sugar (which he had been subconsciously eating himself due to stress), virtually the entire Watch either transfers to another city or goes on strike, only returning to normal when Carrot and Angua return.
28th Jun '17 12:43:30 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* MisterMuffykins: Margolotta owns one of these, although it's not actually be a dog at all but a very large rat dolled up like a pampered yappy dog.

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* MisterMuffykins: Margolotta owns one of these, although it's it ''might'' not actually be a dog at all but a very large rat dolled up like a pampered yappy dog.dog. (To Vimes, though dogs of that sort tend to look like oversized rats anyway....)
28th Jun '17 2:45:29 AM AgProv
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** The Scone of Stone is a humorous reversal of the name--but not the concept--of the stone upon which Scottish monarchs were crowned, the Stone of Scone (pronounced "skoon"). The English, under Edward I, stole it in the thirteenth century; possession of it has been returned to Scotland, but the Scots are "asked" to return it for the coronation ceremony of the United Kingdom's monarch. Not only is the Scone of Stone's role a ShoutOut to the real coronation rituals of Britain, but a scone is (a) an old word for altar, and (b) a kind of pastry. Dwarfs do treat their baked goods very reverentially, and make them rock-hard. All that simply by reversing the words' order--but this is ''Pratchett'' we're talking about.



** The Scone of Stone is a humorous reversal of the name--but not the concept--of the stone upon which Scottish monarchs were crowned, the Stone of Scone (pronounced "skoon"). The English, under Edward I, stole it in the thirteenth century; possession of it has been returned to Scotland, but the Scots are "asked" to return it for the coronation ceremony of the United Kingdom's monarch. Not only is the Scone of Stone's role a ShoutOut to the real coronation rituals of Britain, but a scone is (a) an old word for altar, and (b) a kind of pastry. Dwarfs do treat their baked goods very reverentially, and make them rock-hard. All that simply by reversing the words' order--but this is ''Pratchett'' we're talking about.
28th Jun '17 2:44:52 AM AgProv
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* WorldSundering: The primal cataclysm that caused an elephant to fall off the back of the turtle seriously rehaped the landscape of the Disc. Regard the suspicious regular shape of the Circle Sea, reminiscent of a massive impact crater.
22nd Jun '17 1:10:04 AM PaulA
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* PimpedOutDress: Cheery brings along one for the coronation. It's noted that female dwarves tend to got for elaborate dresses on special occasions, because if you're going to break your culture's dress codes you might as well go all out.

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* PimpedOutDress: Cheery brings along one for the coronation. It's noted that female dwarves tend to got go for elaborate dresses on special occasions, because if you're going to break your culture's dress codes you might as well go all out.
22nd Jun '17 1:06:08 AM PaulA
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* PimpedOutDress: Cheery brings along one for the coronation. It's noted that female dwarves tend to got for elaborate dresses on special occasions, because if you're going to break your culture's dress codes you might as well go all out.
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