History Discworld / TheLightFantastic

11th Mar '17 5:18:21 AM LentilSandEater
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* CharacterShilling: Twoflower loves going on about how great a wizard Rincewind is. [[ParodiedTrope Rincewind can't even spell the word correctly.]]

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* CharacterShilling: Twoflower ''still'' loves going on about how great a wizard Rincewind is. [[ParodiedTrope Rincewind can't even spell the word correctly.]]]]
* CommonalityConnection: Trymon and Rincewind are completely different people, but they both think the magic rules The Disc rely on are incredibly silly. At the climax the former tries to tempt the latter by offering a future with a more sensible set of physical laws but Rincewind recognizes Trymon is just ranting by this point.
11th Mar '17 5:11:03 AM LentilSandEater
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** Can be justified in that, having just been changed, he hadn't yet stumbled on all the perks this form afforded him.
10th Jan '17 8:20:46 AM AceOfScarabs
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* LiterallyShatteredLives: [[spoiler:Unfortunately for one of the petrified wizards, his stone form was accidentally dropped all the way down to the cobbles at street level when they were moving him.]]
15th Oct '16 9:00:15 AM Aquila89
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* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: Bethan is actually rather upset when she's saved from being a human sacrifice. (Partly, it would seem, because she'd maintained her chastity in anticipation of being a sacrifice, and could have been dating instead.)

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* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: Bethan is actually rather upset when she's saved from being a human sacrifice. (Partly, it would seem, because she'd [[VirginSacrifice maintained her chastity in anticipation of being a sacrifice, sacrifice]], and could have been dating instead.)
2nd Oct '16 2:16:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* HorsemenOfTheApocalypse: The remaining three make their first appearance, playing [[{{Bridge}} Thing You Put Over A River]] in Death's house. Pestilence speaks in italics, at least until ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime''.

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* HorsemenOfTheApocalypse: The remaining three make their first appearance, playing [[{{Bridge}} [[TabletopGame/{{Bridge}} Thing You Put Over A River]] in Death's house. Pestilence speaks in italics, at least until ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime''.
1st Oct '16 11:42:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Twoflower teaching the HorsemenOfTheApocalypse {{Bridge}}.

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* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Twoflower teaching the HorsemenOfTheApocalypse {{Bridge}}.TabletopGame/{{Bridge}}.
10th Sep '16 3:19:53 PM EntropySpark
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*** It's acknowleged as CharacterDevelopment when [[spoiler:Twoflower gives Rincewind gold to deliver to Cohen and Bethan.]]
-->[[spoiler:"I'll hand it over the first chance I get," he said, and to his own surprise realized that he meant it.]]



* DroppedABridgeOnHim[=/=]KilledOffscreen: [[spoiler:Galder Weatherwax is unceremoniously devoured by the Luggage about a quarter of the way through the book.]]

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim[=/=]KilledOffscreen: [[spoiler:Galder Weatherwax is unceremoniously devoured by the Luggage about a quarter of the way through the book. It's a BlinkAndYouMissIt moment, he's there one second and the next, the Luggage is there instead.]]


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* Metaphorgotten: PlayedWith. It is mentioned a few times that past Patriarch Olaf Quimby II passed measures that required authors to be literal, so Pratchett must either further explain his metaphors or take them back.
** As the ultimate example, he describes light, which moves slowly on the Disc due to magical fields, as "pour[ing] like molten gold," but then has to clarify.
-->Not precisely, of course. Trees didn't burst into flame, people didn't suddenly become very rich and extremely dead, and the sea didn't flash into steam. A better simile, in fact, would be "not like molten gold."
*** He later replaces it as "like syrup" instead.
30th Dec '15 10:50:21 PM jormis29
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* PortalCut: Implied to have befallen one of the pursuing UU wizards, who activated his seven-league boots without the proper safety precautions.

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* PortalCut: Implied to have befallen one of the pursuing UU wizards, who activated his seven-league boots SevenLeagueBoots without the proper safety precautions.
14th Dec '15 9:48:13 PM Sharlee
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* WatchTheWorldDie: One of the evacuees claims that's why he's heading for the mountains: the Red Star will kill everyone there too, but at least the view will be better when it happens.
25th Oct '15 9:01:05 AM Discar
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[[spoiler:When [[DecoyProtagonist Galder Weatherwax]] is [[DroppedABridgeOnHim devoured whole by the luggage]], Trymon experiences a very sudden rise to power]]. As [[spoiler:the newest Head of the Order]], Trymon sends a female warrior named Herrena out to track down Rincewind and retrieve the final spell of the Octavo.



This book is also notable for introducing several characters and concepts that would later become pillars of the Discworld series, including Unseen University (mentioned in passing in ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'', but explored as a setting here) and the Librarian (who gets turned into an orangutan by the Octavo’s Change spell), the Weatherwax family (through [[spoiler:DecoyProtagonist]] Galder Weatherwax, believed to be a cousin of the much more well known character Granny Weatherwax of the later novels), pixies, trolls, dwarves (and Swires, who would go on to become a member of the City Guard in later novels), Cohen the Barbarian, and Death’s Domain (which [[spoiler:is visited by Twoflower and Rincewind when they both have a very near-death experience]]) and family (through the character of Ysabell, Death’s daughter).

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This book is also notable for introducing several characters and concepts that would later become pillars of the Discworld series, including Unseen University (mentioned in passing in ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'', but explored as a setting here) and the Librarian (who gets turned into an orangutan by the Octavo’s Change spell), the Weatherwax family (through [[spoiler:DecoyProtagonist]] Galder Weatherwax, believed to be a cousin of the much more well known character Granny Weatherwax of the later novels), pixies, trolls, dwarves (and Swires, who would go on to become a member of the City Guard in later novels), Cohen the Barbarian, and Death’s Death's Domain (which [[spoiler:is visited by Twoflower and Rincewind when they both have a very near-death experience]]) and family (through the character of Ysabell, Death’s daughter).
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