History Discworld / TheFifthElephant

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.
19th Jun '17 9:11:30 PM PaulA
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* LivingCrashpad: Vimes believes it doesn't really count as killing someone when both you and your opponent fall off a roof while fighting and it's even odds who ends up on bottom when you land.
18th Jun '17 7:28:46 PM PaulA
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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Inigo Skimmer's palm dagger, which can remove a person's head in a single stroke.
17th Jun '17 9:22:09 AM LentilSandEater
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* TheNeidermeyer: Fred Colon is a reasonably competent sergeant of the City Watch. Promoted to Captain in the absence of Vimes and Carrot, he rapidly turns into a paranoid, arrogant, blatantly incompetent asshole. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], however, in that it's clear that he's ''absolutely terrified'' by his unwanted authority and responsibility, and has ''no idea'' how to handle the burden of command.

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* TheNeidermeyer: Fred Colon is a reasonably competent sergeant of the City Watch. Promoted to Captain in the absence of Vimes and Carrot, he rapidly turns into a paranoid, arrogant, blatantly incompetent asshole. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], however, in that it's It's clear that he's ''absolutely terrified'' by his unwanted authority and responsibility, and has ''no idea'' how to handle the burden of command.
14th May '17 8:36:21 AM PaulA
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
** Vimes sarcastically finishes his list of titles with the fact that he was a blackboard monitor at school. His assistant mentions that he should hold it in reserve in the event of a tie. But subverted in that the dwarfs, with their belief in the importance of the written word, assume that a responsibility for ''erasing'' words must surely only be given to a very trustworthy person indeed.
** It also pops up again as a CallBack in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'' and was given as a real title by Rhys between then and ''Discworld/{{Snuff}}''.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
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ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Vimes sarcastically finishes his list of titles with the fact that he was a blackboard monitor at school. His assistant mentions that he should hold it in reserve in the event of a tie. But subverted in that the dwarfs, with their belief in the importance of the written word, assume that a responsibility for ''erasing'' words must surely only be given to a very trustworthy person indeed.
** It also pops up again as a CallBack in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'' and was given as a real title by Rhys between then and ''Discworld/{{Snuff}}''.
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* FistPump: Lady Margolotta does this when she correctly guesses that Vimes will be Ankh-Morpork's ambassador. One of the three old biddies does this when she's told there are no cherry orchards in Ankh-Morpork. (Between these characters and Otto from ''The Truth'', the FistPump may be a gesture particular to Uberwaldeanss on the Disc.)

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* FistPump: Lady Margolotta does this when she correctly guesses that Vimes will be Ankh-Morpork's ambassador. One of the three old biddies does this when she's told there are no cherry orchards in Ankh-Morpork. (Between these characters and Otto from ''The Truth'', the FistPump may be a gesture particular to Uberwaldeanss Uberwaldeans on the Disc.)



** Vimes immediately answers by [[SubvertedTrope Subverting]] this: he orders Detritus to shoot Tantony, knowing that [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Detritus will tell him to shove it.]]

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** Vimes immediately answers by [[SubvertedTrope Subverting]] this: he orders Detritus to shoot Tantony, knowing that [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Detritus will tell him to shove it.]]



* SmarterThanYouLook: Cheery is showing shades of this. She's always been a good alchemist; now she's showing she's a good copper.

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* SmarterThanYouLook: SmarterThanYouLook:
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Cheery is showing shades of this. She's always been a good alchemist; now she's showing she's a good copper.



* WhamLine: Near the end of the book, the words [[spoiler:"I can't!"]] turn the nature of the EvilPlan on its head. In that one short sentence, it shows that while the conspiracy was perpetrated by traditionalists, it also showed that [[spoiler: ''jealousy'' was a significant factor too]].
** Come to think of it, the moment when Sybil gives up on HintDropping and just straight up tells Sam [[spoiler:she's pregnant]] certainly has this effect on ''him'' even if the reader caught on much sooner. Also doubles as a hilarious narrow aversion of NotListeningToMeAreYou.

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* WhamLine: WhamLine:
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Near the end of the book, the words [[spoiler:"I can't!"]] turn the nature of the EvilPlan on its head. In that one short sentence, it shows that while the conspiracy was perpetrated by traditionalists, it also showed that [[spoiler: ''jealousy'' was a significant factor too]].
** Come to think of it, the The moment when Sybil gives up on HintDropping and just straight up tells Sam [[spoiler:she's pregnant]] certainly has this effect on ''him'' even if the reader caught on much sooner. Also doubles as a hilarious narrow aversion of NotListeningToMeAreYou.
14th May '17 8:08:06 AM PaulA
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* BrickJoke: Near the beginning of the novel, one of the watchmen tells Vimes that "ping" is a dialect word meaning 'water meadow'. Nothing comes of this until nearly the end of the novel, when Vimes has a pang of conscience so small it's more of a ping, which causes him to remember about the dialect meaning.
13th May '17 7:31:41 AM Joysweeper
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* MisterMuffykins: Margolotta owns one of these, although possibly it's as part of her BitchInSheepsClothing deception and not because of any actual inclination towards small yappy dogs. However, it's strongly hinted that it might not actually be a dog at all.

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* MisterMuffykins: Margolotta owns one of these, although possibly it's as part of her BitchInSheepsClothing deception and not because of any actual inclination towards small yappy dogs. However, it's strongly hinted that it might not actually be a dog at all.all but a very large rat dolled up like a pampered yappy dog.
10th May '17 12:19:03 PM kefkakrazy
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** Angua angrily compares the hunts her brother stages with the ones her father staged, where the hunted man had an honest chance, and got a big bag of money and a banquet at the castle if he won. {{Deconstructed}} with Carrot's response that the men still died.

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** Angua angrily compares the hunts her brother stages with the ones her father staged, where the hunted man had an honest chance, and got a big bag of money and a banquet at the castle if he won. {{Deconstructed}} with Carrot's response that the men still died.died when they lost.



** Brought up several times, generally in regards to a Dwarfish axe which has been passed down through the family for generations: sometimes the head needed replacing, other times the shaft, still more times the eye or the bit, but it's still the same ancestral axe.

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** Brought up several times, generally in regards to a Dwarfish axe which has been passed down through the family for generations: sometimes the head needed replacing, other times the shaft, still more times the eye or the bit, but it's still the same ancestral axe. axe despite having changed in style and appearance and bearing no remaining piece of the original.
7th May '17 2:18:49 AM PaulA
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* OverlyLongName: Introduces the running gag of vampires having them. This novel features one whose name is Lady Margolotta Amaya Katerina Assumpta Crassina Von Uberwald -- "in the short form".
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