History Discworld / Thud

22nd Nov '16 4:31:06 PM hyruleHistorian
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* AttractivenessIsolation: Currently provides the page quote for the trope. Tawneee the dancer falls under this, even going so far as to go out with Nobby, simply because he's the first person to ever ask.
6th Nov '16 10:54:00 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ArcSymbol: The Summoning Dark mine-sign, which looks somewhat like a floating eye with a tail. Every so often, objects around Vimes just so happen to fall in a way that forms this sign, [[spoiler: which is a sign that Vimes has been possessed by the Summoning Dark]]. To a rather lesser extent, the Following Dark symbol, which is basically a written way of saying that doom is in the air.



* DarkIsEvil: Dwarves don't believe this and it's usually averted with their mine-signs, which usually take the form of X Dark and can mean pretty much anything- 'Long Dark' simply means a mine, for instance- but there's two instances that play it mostly straight. There's the Following Dark sign, which means 'apprehension about the future' and generally signals that the writer thinks the situation is going to go to hell very fast, and the Summoning Dark, which is considered the evilest of the mine signs and is also an entity of pure darkness driven away by light.



* DemonicPossession: How the Summoning Dark works. It gets into people and feeds their anger and thirst for vengeance. [[spoiler: It's been in Vimes for most of the book, ever since he passed the locked door, behind which a dying, betrayed miner had invoked the Summoning Dark.]]

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* DemonicPossession: How the Summoning Dark works. It gets into people and feeds their anger and thirst for vengeance. vengeance, influencing their actions more and more. [[spoiler: It's been in Vimes for most of the book, ever since he passed by the locked door, behind which a dying, betrayed miner had invoked the Summoning Dark.]]



* FurAgainstFang: Werewolves and vampires do ''not'' get on.

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* FurAgainstFang: Werewolves and vampires do ''not'' get on.along. The "elegant" nature of vampires makes werewolves feel like stupid animals, and vampires are envious of the werewolves' ability to easily change shape and pass as human.


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* MeaningfulName: 'Ardent' means passionate or zealous.


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** [[spoiler: The Summoning Dark bit off a bit more than it could chew when it attempted to possess Vimes. It ended up thrown out by the Guarding Dark.]]
6th Nov '16 7:23:51 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* DemonicPossession: The Summoning Dark.

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* DemonicPossession: The How the Summoning Dark works. It gets into people and feeds their anger and thirst for vengeance. [[spoiler: It's been in Vimes for most of the book, ever since he passed the locked door, behind which a dying, betrayed miner had invoked the Summoning Dark.]]



* DyingCurse: A group of Dwarven miners are betrayed and killed by their masters. One takes a while to die, and uses the opportunity to write down the symbol of the Summoning Dark.

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* DyingCurse: A group of Dwarven miners are betrayed and killed by their masters. One takes a while to die, and uses the opportunity to write down the symbol of the Summoning Dark.Dark, a demonic embodiment of vengeance.



* InnocentSwearing: Sam Vimes reads his son his own version of ''Discworld/WheresMyCow'' with the {{Catch Phrase}}s of prominent Ankh-Morporkians instead of animal noises, including Foul Old Ron's "Bugrit! Millenium hand and shrimp!" The next day Young Sam says "Buglit!" to his nanny, and from then on Vimes sticks to the authorised version.

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* InnocentSwearing: Sam Vimes reads his son his own version of ''Discworld/WheresMyCow'' with the {{Catch Phrase}}s of prominent Ankh-Morporkians instead of animal noises, including Foul Old Ole Ron's "Bugrit! Millenium hand and shrimp!" The next day Young Sam says "Buglit!" to his nanny, and from then on Vimes sticks to the authorised version.
6th Nov '16 7:19:21 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* CouldntFindAPen: The one betrayed miner who didn't die instantly scrawled the Summoning Dark symbol in his blood.



* DyingCurse: A group of Dwarven miners are betrayed and killed by their masters. One takes a while to die, and uses the opportunity to write down the symbol of the Summoning Dark.



* SmallRoleBigImpact: When the Deep Dwarfs kill the miners who [[HeKnowsTooMuch knew too much]], one doesn't die instantly and has enough time to [[WithMyDyingBreathISummonThee scrawl out the Summoning Dark symbol]] [[CouldntFindAPen in his own blood]].



* WithMyDyingBreathISummonYou: A dwarf, betrayed, abandoned, and left to die does this. Fortunately for [[spoiler:Sam Vimes, he harbors an even more powerful entity than the Summoning Dark.]]

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* WithMyDyingBreathISummonYou: This is how to summon the Summoning Dark- you have to write the symbol while being absolutely sure with your last breath that you want this to happen. In the book, A dwarf, dwarf who's been betrayed, abandoned, and left to die does this. Fortunately for [[spoiler:Sam Vimes, he harbors an even more powerful entity than the Summoning Dark.]]
6th Nov '16 7:12:00 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* SdrawkcabName: [[spoiler: Salacia]] falls prey to the classic vampire weakness of thinking that spelling their name backwards is an impenetrable disguise.
25th Sep '16 2:04:05 PM Lullabee
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* FacialDialogue: Vimes and Vetinari have learned to communicate through this:
-->He gave Vetinari the look which said: if you take this any further I will have to lie.\\
Vetinari returned one which said: I know.\\
'You yourself are not too badly injured?' the Patrician said aloud.\\
'Just a few scratches, sir,' said Vimes.\\
Vetinari gave him a look which said: broken ribs, I'm certain of it.\\
Vimes returned one which said: nothing.
22nd Sep '16 7:22:38 AM Discar
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* NotSoOmniscientAfterAll: When Vetinari learns that A. E Pessimal attacked a troll bare-handed, he looks genuinely taken aback for one of the only times in the entire series. He has to make very sure they're talking about the same A. E. Pessimal ("Small man? Very clean shoes?"), before asking nin an uncharacteristically direct fashion ''"Why?"''

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* NotSoOmniscientAfterAll: When Vetinari learns that A. E Pessimal attacked a troll bare-handed, he looks genuinely taken aback for one of the only times in the entire series. He has to make very sure they're talking about the same A. E. Pessimal ("Small man? Very clean shoes?"), before asking nin in an uncharacteristically direct fashion ''"Why?"''
22nd Sep '16 5:15:44 AM Circeus
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* NotSoOmniscientAfterAll: When Vetinari learns that A. E Pessimal attacked a troll bare-handed, he looks genuinely taken aback for one of the only times in the entire series. He has to make very sure they're talking about the same A. E. Pessimal ("Small man? Very clean shoes?"), before asking ''"Why?"''

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* NotSoOmniscientAfterAll: When Vetinari learns that A. E Pessimal attacked a troll bare-handed, he looks genuinely taken aback for one of the only times in the entire series. He has to make very sure they're talking about the same A. E. Pessimal ("Small man? Very clean shoes?"), before asking nin an uncharacteristically direct fashion ''"Why?"''
20th Sep '16 11:03:54 PM foxley
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* StolenByStayingStill: A gigantic painting is stolen first by cutting it out of its cylindrical frame, then rolling it up among other rolls of fabric, to be removed later.
5th Jul '16 12:22:58 PM Adeon
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-->He raised the bow again, looked round at a noise like two slabs of meat being slapped together, and was picked up and thrown across the cave by a naked woman. An astonished miner swung his axe at the smiling girl, who vanished in a cloud of bats.



-->He raised the bow again, looked round at a noise like two slabs of meat being slapped together, and was picked up and thrown across the cave by a naked woman. An astonished miner swung his axe at the smiling girl, who vanished in a cloud of bats.
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