History Discworld / TheLastHero

28th Mar '17 6:47:51 PM nombretomado
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*** Also a ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' joke of sorts, or possibly a ''CMOT Dibbler'' one, with various references to the "Shed of Doom" and so on.

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*** Also a ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' joke of sorts, or possibly a ''CMOT Dibbler'' one, with various references to the "Shed of Doom" and so on.
11th Mar '17 2:20:35 AM Spindriver
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--> "-- no, that's not it. No, sir, I know that's not it. Because it's a parrot, that's why. You've taught it to bark and you've painted "[=DoG=]" on the side of it but it's still a parrot --"

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--> ---> "-- no, that's not it. No, sir, I know that's not it. Because it's a parrot, that's why. You've taught it to bark and you've painted "[=DoG=]" on the side of it but it's still a parrot --"



* PalsWithJesus



* ReliableTraitor: Evil Harry, it's part of the Code and everyone expected it.



* RobbingTheDead: The Horde would like to have a word with those who practice this. That word is "die!"

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* RobbingTheDead: The Horde would like to have a word with those who practice this. That word is "die!""Die!"



--> '''Carrot:''' Well, perhaps this time we'll see something more interesting.

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--> ---> '''Carrot:''' Well, perhaps this time we'll see something more interesting.
14th Feb '17 12:41:27 AM Chabal2
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However, there is a problem. An explosion as big as they are planning to make on the top of Cori Celesti will collapse the Disc's magic field for several years. Of course, the Disc [[AWizardDidIt runs on magic]], and without it the seas would dry up, the sun would crash and burn, and the turtle and the elephants would probably just stop existing altogether.

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However, there is a problem. An explosion as big as they are planning to make on the top of Cori Celesti will collapse the Disc's magic field for several years. Of course, the Disc [[AWizardDidIt runs on magic]], and without it the seas would dry up, the sun would crash and burn, and the turtle and the elephants would probably just stop existing altogether.
altogether. In the first ten minutes.



* BrickJoke: At one point Leonard designs a frying pan that sticks to any surface in case the crew of the mission want to cook at zero gravity. Later on during said mission, Rincewind asks that a frying pan be removed from his back. Near the end, in an illustration showing Leonard painting the ceiling of the Temple, Rincewind is a member of the gathered crowd - and that frying pan is ''still there!''

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* BrickJoke: At one point Leonard designs a frying pan that sticks to any surface in case the crew of the mission want to cook at in zero gravity. Later on during said mission, Rincewind asks that a frying pan be removed from his back. Near the end, in an illustration showing Leonard painting the ceiling of the Temple, Rincewind is a member of the gathered crowd - and that frying pan is ''still there!''



* FangThpeak: Offler the crocodile god

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* FangThpeak: Offler the crocodile godgod.



* IWasQuiteALooker: Vena the Raven-Haired, now a great-grandmother and no longer exactly raven-haired, as such.
* JerkassGods: Toyed with. The gods are, as has been established long before this story, as a whole selfish, short-sighted and literally play games with people's lives. On the other hand, Nuggan is regarded by even his fellow gods as being an unpleasant, odious little oik for banning his followers from eating chocolate, garlic and mushrooms. It's mentioned that some gods toy with averting this in order to get more worshipers -- specifically, forbidding the eating of certain unpleasant foods like broccoli or brussels sprouts. Sweevo, God of Cut Timber, is noted as banning the practice of panupunitoplasty. He has no idea what it is, or even if it's real, but is amused by how it makes his worshipers panic. Nuggan's got this fussy little moustache too. A footnote makes mention that outside of Borogravia he's a minor deity in charge of paperclips, correct things in the right place in small stationery sets, and unnecessary paperwork - on the whole a god who garners approval the way Cohen saves money.

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* IWasQuiteALooker: Vena the Raven-Haired, now a great-grandmother and no longer exactly raven-haired, as such.
such (though she still dresses as such).
* JerkassGods: JerkassGods:
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Toyed with. The gods are, as has been established long before this story, as a whole selfish, short-sighted and literally play games with people's lives. On the other hand, Nuggan is regarded by even his fellow gods as being an unpleasant, odious little oik for banning his followers from eating chocolate, garlic and mushrooms. Nuggan's got this fussy little moustache too. A footnote makes mention that outside of Borogravia he's a minor deity in charge of paperclips, correct things in the right place in small stationery sets, and unnecessary paperwork - on the whole a god who garners approval the way Cohen saves money.
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It's mentioned that some gods toy with averting this in order to get more worshipers -- specifically, forbidding the eating of certain unpleasant foods like broccoli or brussels sprouts. Sweevo, God of Cut Timber, is noted as banning the practice of panupunitoplasty. He has no idea what it is, or even if it's real, but is amused by how it makes his worshipers panic. Nuggan's got this fussy little moustache too. A footnote makes mention that outside of Borogravia he's a minor deity in charge of paperclips, correct things in the right place in small stationery sets, and unnecessary paperwork - on the whole a god who garners approval the way Cohen saves money.



* JetPack: Leonard builds a contraption that straps a dragon, upside down, to Rincewind's back, with mirrors that can be put in front of the dragon to make it flame. Why? ''Because he's Leonard of Quirm, dammit''.

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* JetPack: JetPack:
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Leonard builds a contraption that straps a dragon, upside down, to Rincewind's back, with mirrors that can be put in front of the dragon to make it flame. Why? ''Because he's Leonard of Quirm, dammit''.



* SeenItAll: Rincewind just ''knows'' he'll end up being drafted into the mission, and if he runs away and hides it'll be in a crate that gets loaded onto the ship, or something, so he just volunteers (or "not volunteers") at the start.
** Part of the reason for the hordes mission. They have been everywhere, done everything, conquered nations and now they simply have nothing left to do.

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* SeenItAll: SeenItAll:
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Rincewind just ''knows'' he'll end up being drafted into the mission, and if he runs away and hides it'll be in a crate that gets loaded onto the ship, or something, so he just volunteers (or "not volunteers") at the start.
** Part of the reason for the hordes Horde's mission. They have been everywhere, done everything, conquered nations and now they simply have nothing left to do.



** One illustration of Rincewind screaming in abject terror with his hands on his face is a ShoutOut to Edvard Munch's "The Scream".

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** One illustration of Rincewind screaming in abject terror with his hands on his face is a ShoutOut to Edvard Munch's "The Scream"."TheScream".



*** Leonard's illustration of the Imaginary Hull Borer ("if such a creature invades the ship, vital crew split up in order to search for it") includes the Latatian "Nucleus situm ex orbita, unus certis maximus". In other words, "nuke the entire site from orbit. ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure."

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*** Leonard's illustration of the Imaginary Hull Borer ("if such a creature invades the ship, vital crew split up in order to search for it") includes the Latatian "Nucleus situm ex orbita, unus certis maximus". In other words, "nuke "Nuke the entire site from orbit. orbit, ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure."



* StealthInsult: Asked by the gods if he fears them as mortals should, Carrot truthfully replies that what he's seen of them frightens the life out of him ... a statement which, true to form, ''could'' be interpreted very differently from the compliment Io takes it for.

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* StealthInsult: StealthInsult:
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Asked by the gods if he fears them as mortals should, Carrot truthfully replies that what he's seen of them frightens the life out of him ... a statement which, true to form, ''could'' be interpreted very differently from the compliment Io takes it for.



* TrainingFromHell: Ridcully decides that the crew of Leonard's space craft need to be trained for the mission. Ponder Stibbons points out that they're going into the unexpected, but Ridcully insists they be given some unexpected training. Rincewind states that they're going into certain death, which needs no training for whatsoever- He later decides that Leonard's device (Designed to test if a human body can handle the stress of leaving the Disc) would do. After five minutes on it, death would seem like a release.

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* TrainingFromHell: Ridcully decides that the crew of Leonard's space craft need to be trained for the mission. Ponder Stibbons points out that they're going into the unexpected, but Ridcully insists they be given some unexpected training. Rincewind states that they're going into certain death, which needs no training for whatsoever- whatsoever. He later decides that Leonard's device (Designed to test if a human body can handle the stress of leaving the Disc) would do. After five minutes on it, death would seem like a release.
14th Nov '16 8:00:03 AM Lullabee
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* Catch22Dilemma: Rincewind tries to get taken off the mission by claiming to be insane, but Vetinari's got him coming and going: you'd have to be insane to go on the mission, but being sane makes you well-qualified to take part. It's even name-dropped as a "catch" ("the best catch there is").
19th Oct '16 7:41:34 PM cybertoy0
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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: While going over their plans to launch ''The Kite'' off of the Disc, Rincewind learns (And points out) that the take-off site is near the island of Krull, which means running into the Circumfence, a giant net designed to keep things from falling off of the Disc. The narration notes that at that point, everyone else began thinking of excuses of why they couldn't have remembered that tidbit, and why everyone else should have.
16th Oct '16 8:36:48 AM AceOfScarabs
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* BlatantItemPlacement: The Lady and Fate heavily imply that they and other Gods have been leaving around treasure maps and helpful supplies for barbarian heroes who are serving as their pawns in their games. Cohen is not very happy to find this out.
21st Jul '16 5:15:01 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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So, Cohen's former subjects in the Agatean Empire tell Lord Vetinari to sort it out (as he and the city both have a reputation for getting things done). The solution is devised by the Wizards (after the usual heated debate) and Leonard of Quirm. They build the Kite, Discworld's [[Discworld/TheColourOfMagic second known spacecraft]], powered by Swamp Dragons, to slingshot under the Disc and to try and beat the Horde to Cori Celesti. The craft is intended for three: Captain Carrot (by the logic that a policeman can find a reason to arrest anyone), Leonard (because the ship will need working on even after take off) and Rincewind (because he's met Cohen before and survived, and [[GenreSavvy because he knows]] [[CosmicPlaything he will end up going anyway]]). Can they reach Cori Celesti in time to stop Cohen and his horde from their misguided crusade?

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So, Cohen's former subjects in the Agatean Empire tell Lord Vetinari to sort it out (as he and the city both have a reputation for getting things done). The solution is devised by the Wizards (after the usual heated debate) and Leonard of Quirm. They build the Kite, Discworld's [[Discworld/TheColourOfMagic second known spacecraft]], powered by Swamp Dragons, to slingshot under the Disc and to try and beat the Horde to Cori Celesti. The craft is intended for three: Captain Carrot (by the logic that a policeman can find a reason to arrest anyone), Leonard (because the ship will need working on even after take off) and Rincewind (because he's met Cohen before and survived, and [[GenreSavvy because he knows]] knows [[CosmicPlaything he will end up going anyway]]). Can they reach Cori Celesti in time to stop Cohen and his horde from their misguided crusade?



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Cohen and his horde along with Evil Harry have survived this long because they know The Code backwards to front. They know how one is meant to act and the ramifications of said actions. A group of old, veteran warriors on a final quest? They will succeed. Evil Overlord? He will betray them. [[spoiler:The old veterans against one lone humble warrior with a SecretLegacy and seeking to save the world? They will lose]].



* GenreSavvy:
** Both Rincewind realizing that if he does not volunteer Fate (or, rather, not Fate but The Lady) will ensure he ends up going anyway and The Code that shapes how Dark Lords and Barbarian Heroes interact.
** Also the Silver Horde realizing that [[spoiler:[[ConservationOfNinjitsu they don't stand a chance against Carrot.]]]]
9th Jan '16 9:28:20 AM LongLiveHumour
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30th Nov '15 9:51:59 AM Conradus
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* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:The Bard. First a ButtMonkey, is dragged along by Cohen and threatened with death. He ends the story by threatening Harry with death, throwing his payment (a fortune in rubies) into the snow, picking up a lyre he handcrafted from a sharpened stick, string, and a ''skull'', and singing, apparently, the greatest song ever. The final illustration shows him wearing leather furs and a sword on his hip, to contrast the bright red and yellow he was wearing at the start. Even the lighting around him seems to have gotten more HeavyMetal.]]

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* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:The Bard. First a ButtMonkey, is dragged along by Cohen and threatened with death. He ends the story by threatening Harry with death, throwing his payment (a fortune in rubies) into the snow, picking up a lyre he handcrafted from a sharpened stick, string, and a ''skull'', and singing, apparently, the greatest song ever. The final illustration shows him wearing leather furs and a sword on his hip, to contrast the foppishly dagged bright red and yellow he was wearing at the start. Even the lighting around him seems to have gotten more HeavyMetal.]]
26th Sep '15 11:36:47 AM Sharlee
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** Earlier, Carrot delivered this stellar could-be-an-example when Rincewind tells him that he'd seen his life flash before his eyes the ''last'' time he went over the Edge:
--> '''Carrot:''' Well, perhaps this time we'll see something more interesting.
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