History Discworld / TheTruth

1st May '16 9:05:14 AM LadyJafaria
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* AuthorCatchphrase: The book has many a LampshadeHanging of the kind of language newspapers and their headlines use, like Sacharissa writing CITY BOSS in reference to Vetinari until William told her to stop, and the quote that "'Rumpus' and 'fracas' are found only in certain newspapers in much the same way that 'beverages' are found only on certain menus."
22nd Apr '16 9:57:28 PM Geoduck
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* IHaveNoSon: Inverted: William doesn't approve of anything about his father. [[spoiler: In the denouement, he cuts himself off from the class-obsessed, racist old KnightTemplar for good.]]

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* IHaveNoSon: Inverted: William doesn't approve of anything about his father. [[spoiler: In the denouement, he cuts himself off from the class-obsessed, racist old KnightTemplar for good.]]]] Or at least [[spoiler: makes a symbolic show of doing so. His father's final comment as he leaves the scene and the book: "You are most ''certainly'' a de Worde."]]
24th Feb '16 5:51:31 AM LongLiveHumour
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-->''And it was ''Mister'', too, the full two syllables, not the everyday unheeded "Mr"; it was the "mister" you used when you wanted to say things like "Put down that crossbow and turn around real slow, mister". He wondered why.''
17th Dec '15 10:47:15 AM Andyroid
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* DisproportionateRetribution: After William [[spoiler:scent-bombs Angua]], what's Mister Vimes' reaction? "His feet won't touch the ground." Execution by hanging for inconveniencing a w[[spoiler:erewolf]]? Really, Sir Samuel?
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The conspiracy [[spoiler:led by Lord de Worde]] (coordinated by the Committee to Un-Elect the Patrician) is clearly modeled after the Watergate scandal (coordinated by the Committee to Re-Elect the President)--to the point that Pin and Tulip ''literally'' enter the city through the Water Gate. The unraveling of the plot begins with a botched burglary (the Patrician's Palace/the DNC Headquarters) that requires a coverup far larger than the initial crime, a pair of rookie reporters (William and Sacharissa/Woodward and Bernstein) uncover a money trail that implicates politicians at the highest levels ([[spoiler:Lord de Worde]]/Richard Nixon), and the most damning/exculpating evidence comes first from an anonymous tipster (Deep Bone who meets William in a multi-story livery stable/[[Film/AllThePresidentsMen Deep Throat]] who meets the reporters in a parking garage) and later from secret audio recordings (the Dis-Organizer/the Oval Office tapes).

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* DisproportionateRetribution: After William [[spoiler:scent-bombs Angua]], what's Mister Vimes' reaction? "His feet won't touch the ground." Execution by hanging for inconveniencing a w[[spoiler:erewolf]]? Really, Sir Samuel?
Fortunately, other members of the Watch get him to cool his temper before he really "goes spare".
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The conspiracy [[spoiler:led by Lord de Worde]] (coordinated by the Committee to Un-Elect Unelect the Patrician) is clearly modeled after the Watergate scandal (coordinated by the Committee to Re-Elect the President)--to the point that Pin and Tulip ''literally'' enter the city through the Water Gate. The unraveling of the plot begins with a botched burglary (the Patrician's Palace/the DNC Headquarters) that requires a coverup far larger than the initial crime, a pair of rookie reporters (William and Sacharissa/Woodward and Bernstein) uncover a money trail that implicates politicians at the highest levels ([[spoiler:Lord de Worde]]/Richard Nixon), and the most damning/exculpating evidence comes first from an anonymous tipster (Deep Bone who meets William in a multi-story livery stable/[[Film/AllThePresidentsMen Deep Throat]] who meets the reporters in a parking garage) and later from secret audio recordings (the Dis-Organizer/the Oval Office tapes).
29th Nov '15 11:05:59 AM morenohijazo
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* SinglePreceptReligion: The religion [[TheBigGuy Mr. Tulip]] professes to follow appears to consist solely of carrying around a potato as a sort of spiritual anchor ("as long as you've got your potato, you'll be alright"), and in feeling remorse for any of your misdeeds. It's suggested, though, that Tulip is gravely misinformed about the religion, which he hasn't encountered since his childhood ([[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve not that it matters, as long as he believes in it]]).
27th Nov '15 5:26:17 PM coinneach
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* DisproportionateRetribution: After William [[spoiler:scent-bombs Angua]], what's Mister Vimes' reaction? "His feet won't touch the ground." Execution by hanging for inconveniencing a w[[spoiler:erewolf]]? Really, Sir Samuel?
21st Nov '15 4:37:41 AM Aquila89
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28th Oct '15 8:38:17 AM eowynjedi
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12th Oct '15 9:32:59 AM MrDeath
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* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: The dwarves regard experiments with 'dark light' as blasphemous, for reasons expanded later in ''Thud!'' When they learn that Otto is using the stuff to create bizarre photographic prints, they protest that it's 'unholy'.
--> '''Goodmountain:''' I don't want any more of these, these... [[JustForPun prints of darkness!]]
11th Oct '15 5:10:34 PM LBHills
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* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: The dwarves regard experiments with 'dark light' as blasphemous, for reasons expanded later in ''Thud!'' When they learn that Otto is using the stuff to create bizarre photographic prints, they protest that it's 'unholy'.
--> '''Goodmountain:''' I don't want any more of these, these... [[JustForPun prints of darkness!]]


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* IHaveNoSon: Inverted: William doesn't approve of anything about his father. [[spoiler: In the denouement, he cuts himself off from the class-obsessed, racist old KnightTemplar for good.]]
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