History Discworld / TheWeeFreeMen

14th May '18 8:03:08 PM PaulA
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* UpperClassTwit: Roland, the Baron's son. [[spoiler:He gets to be a lot less of a twit in the later books when he's free of the influence of Fairyland.]]

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* UpperClassTwit: Roland, the Baron's son. [[spoiler:He gets to be a lot less of a twit in the later books when he's free of the influence of Fairyland.]]
14th May '18 8:01:21 PM PaulA
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* BewitchedAmphibians: [[spoiler:The Toad, though it takes it a while to remember it was once a lawyer, for the most time it's not sure whether it was transformed or enchanted to believe it had been transformed.]]

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* BewitchedAmphibians: [[spoiler:The BewitchedAmphibians:
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Toad, though it takes it a while to remember it was once a lawyer, [[spoiler:a lawyer]], for the most time it's not sure whether it was transformed or enchanted to believe it had been transformed.]]



* BrickJoke: Near the beginning of the book, Jenny Green-Teeth is described to Tiffany as having eyes the size of soup plates, and Tiffany goes to measure a soup plate to find out how large that is. Near the end of the book, a horse is described by the narrator as having hooves the size of soup plates, with a footnote saying that they were probably eleven inches across but Tiffany didn't measure them.



* CanisLatinicus: Toad [[spoiler: defeats a group of elf-made lawyers through this.]]
** Actually, it might be a subversion; it's actually very accurate Latin. It's the ''message'' that's doggerel. [[spoiler: It's the precise Latin for Nac Mac Feegle battle cries.]]
* TheCavalryArrivesLate

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* CanisLatinicus: Toad [[spoiler: [[spoiler:Toad defeats a group of elf-made lawyers through this.]]
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]] Actually, it might be a subversion; it's actually very accurate Latin. It's the ''message'' that's doggerel. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's the precise Latin for Nac Mac Feegle battle cries.]]
* TheCavalryArrivesLateTheCavalryArrivesLate: When she realizes there's an elvish incursion going on, Miss Tick goes off to fetch help, but in her absence Tiffany is driven to take immediate action, and ends up winning her showdown with the Queen minutes before Miss Tick arrives with the cavalry.



* FryingPanOfDoom: Tiffany wields one against Jenny Green-Teeth.
** Justified: Jenny can only be seriously injured by ColdIron. Tiffany was instinctively aware of this.

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* FryingPanOfDoom: Tiffany wields one against Jenny Green-Teeth.
** Justified:
Green-Teeth, instinctively aware that Jenny can only be seriously injured by ColdIron. Tiffany was instinctively aware of this.ColdIron.



* IAmWhatIAm: Invoked at the climax of the book.

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* IAmWhatIAm: Invoked at At the climax of the book.book, the Queen attempts to use Tiffany's insecurities against her, but Tiffany turns them around and affirms that they are also her strengths.



* MeaningfulName: In the Feegle language, Tiffany's name means "Land Under Wave" (and has a lot more vowels in it).
** And it's real Gaelic, or at least very similar to it. ("Tír-fa-Tonn" in Scots Gaelic; "Tír-fo-Thuinn" in Irish.)

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* MeaningfulName: In the Feegle language, Tiffany's name means "Land Under Wave" (and has a lot more vowels in it).
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it). And it's real Gaelic, or at least very similar to it. ("Tír-fa-Tonn" in Scots Gaelic; "Tír-fo-Thuinn" in Irish.)
14th May '18 7:52:58 PM PaulA
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* [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Covers Always Spoil]]: Technically the case, but so subtle that you wouldn't notice. [[spoiler:It's mentioned that the Feegles' swords glow blue in the presence of lawyers. On Paul Kidby's cover, the Feegles standing around the Toad have glowing swords]].



* SpoilerCover: The cover shows Feegles armed with glowing swords around the Toad. [[spoiler:Feegles' swords glow in the presence of a lawyer.]]

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* SpoilerCover: The cover by Paul Kidby shows Feegles armed with glowing swords around the Toad. [[spoiler:Feegles' swords glow in the presence of a lawyer.]]
3rd May '18 9:48:48 PM PaulA
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* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: The people in Tiffany's neighbourhood include an old woman named Miss Female Infant Robinson (her mother apparently saw that the midwife had written "female infant" in the log book and assumed that was the child's name) and a small boy named Punctuality Riddle (his parents had heard about naming child after virtues and decided this was the virtue they most wanted their child to have).
3rd May '18 8:57:09 PM PaulA
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* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: Sneebs, an old man living as a hanger-on in the Queen's court. Roland tells her that Sneebs was stolen away by the fairies, and when he got home everything had changed so much that he no longer fit in; he found it so painful that he went searching for a way back into fairyland.



* YearOutsideHourInside: The Feegles tell Tiffany that time moves slower the deeper you go into the Queen's land, so that even though the Queen will get bored of Wentworth and send him home after a few months, decades will have passed by the time he gets back.

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* YearOutsideHourInside: The Feegles tell Tiffany that time moves slower the deeper you go into the Queen's land, so that even though the Queen will get bored of Wentworth and send him home after a few months, decades will have passed by the time he gets back. Roland has been there only a day or two, but has been missing nearly a year back home.
29th Apr '18 8:41:57 PM PaulA
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* YearOutsideHourInside: The Feegles tell Tiffany that time moves slower the deeper you go into the Queen's land, so that even though the Queen will get bored of Wentworth and send him home after a few months, decades will have passed by the time he gets back.
22nd Apr '18 10:48:36 AM SlackerSpice
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* DistractedByTheSexy: When she first finds out that Wentworth has gone missing, Tiffany wonders how it could've happened while her older sisters were watching, then admits that they wouldn't be watching very well with all the shirtless young men around.
16th Apr '18 1:24:45 AM PaulA
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* BadBadActing: The Feegle who pretends to be an injured bird in order to teach Ratbag a lesson.



* IKnowYourTrueName: Parodied. The Feegles don't give their names to strangers, but what they're afraid of isn't so much someone gaining magical power over them as it is someone putting their names on court orders and wanted posters.



* MiscarriageOfJustice: Exactly what happened to the old, mentally ill woman who had the misfortune to look like a witch. The Feegles ''claim'' to be constant victims of this...

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* MiscarriageOfJustice: MiscarriageOfJustice:
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Exactly what happened to the old, mentally ill woman who had the misfortune to look like a witch. witch.
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The Feegles ''claim'' to be constant victims of this...


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* PrematurelyGreyHaired: One of the stories about Granny Aching has it that she gave a man a disapproving look so forceful that all his hair instantly turned white.


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* ShapeshifterBaggage: Discussed. The Toad tells Tiffany that he sometimes lies awake wondering what happened to the rest of his mass when he was transformed from a 160lb human into an 8oz toad.


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** Rob Anybody Feegle's name is a reference to the folk hero Rob Roy [=MacGregor=].
2nd Aug '17 7:58:16 PM vifetoile
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* UncannyValley: The Queen is said to look perfect. ''Too'' perfect, in a unnerving way that no human could.

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* UncannyValley: InUniverse. The Queen is said to look perfect. ''Too'' perfect, in a unnerving way that no human could.
1st Jul '17 5:03:43 AM Andyroid
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* CoolOldGuy: The only exception to the CloserToEarth rule above is William the gonnagle, who is easily the oldest and the most sensible Feegle after the kelda dies.
* [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Covers Always Spoil]]: Technically the case, but so subtle that you wouldn't notice. [[spoiler:It's mentioned that the Feegles' swords glow blue in the presence of lawyers. On the cover, the Feegles standing around the Toad have glowing swords]].

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* CoolOldGuy: The only exception to the CloserToEarth rule above is William the gonnagle, who is easily the oldest and the most sensible Feegle after the kelda dies.
* [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Covers Always Spoil]]: Technically the case, but so subtle that you wouldn't notice. [[spoiler:It's mentioned that the Feegles' swords glow blue in the presence of lawyers. On the Paul Kidby's cover, the Feegles standing around the Toad have glowing swords]].



* DreamWeaver: Dromes make a habit of manipulating people's dreams so they'll want to stay forever while the drome feeds off their body. The Queen is also quite adept at manipulating dreams and illusions.



* LiteralistSnarking[=/=]StealthInsult: When one of the travelling teachers condescendingly compliments Tiffany on knowing a big word like "zoology", she replies that "zoology" is actually quite short compared to, say, "patronizing".

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* LiteralistSnarking[=/=]StealthInsult: LiteralistSnarking: When one of the travelling teachers condescendingly compliments Tiffany on knowing a big word like "zoology", she replies that "zoology" is actually quite short compared to, say, "patronizing".[[StealthInsult "patronizing"]].



* MasterOfIllusion[=/=]DreamWeaver: Dromes, and the Queen even more.
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