History Discworld / WyrdSisters

3rd Mar '17 11:56:59 AM peixe200
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* WeWantOurJerkBack: Played with. It's established fairly early on that Verence I was well-endowed with the typical tropes of an evil king, despite not actually being a bad king at all, and rather beloved among his people: he enjoyed hunting people in the woods,[[note]]But only criminals, and if they run well enough they get to live[[/note]] he burned down houses for no particular reason,[[note]]But he let people get out first[[/note]] and [[RunningGag exercised his]] DroitDuSeigneur [[RunningGag quite regularly.]][[note]]But he would come by the next day with a bag full of silver[[/note]] Felmet does all these things too--well, except for the last one--but people disapprove of it far more. The witches decide it's simply that it felt more ''personal'' with Verence.

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* WeWantOurJerkBack: Played with. It's established fairly early on that Verence I was well-endowed with the typical tropes of an evil king, despite not actually being a bad king at all, and rather beloved among his people: he enjoyed hunting people in the woods,[[note]]But only criminals, and if they run well enough they get to live[[/note]] he burned down houses for no particular reason,[[note]]But he let people get out first[[/note]] first, and sometimes even payed to rebuild them[[/note]] and [[RunningGag exercised his]] DroitDuSeigneur [[RunningGag quite regularly.]][[note]]But he would come by the next day with a bag full of silver[[/note]] Felmet does all these things too--well, except for the last one--but people disapprove of it far more. The witches decide it's simply that it felt more ''personal'' with Verence.
14th Feb '17 6:46:46 PM peixe200
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* FertileFeet: Sort of; Magrat is able to get through a castle door by causing the wood to remember when it was a living tree and to sprout.



* GogglesDoNothing: In the AnimatedAdaptation, this appears to be the case with Granny Weatherwax, of all people, who has a pair of goggles fastened to her hat for no apparent reason. Later on, it turns out that they ''do'' have a purpose; she wears them to protect her eyes when she goes broomstick flying.

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* GogglesDoNothing: In the AnimatedAdaptation, this appears to be the case with Granny Weatherwax, of all people, who has a pair of goggles fastened to her hat for no apparent reason. Later on, it turns out that they ''do'' [[SubvertedTrope they]] ''[[SubvertedTrope do]]'' [[SubvertedTrope have a purpose; purpose]]; she wears them to protect her eyes when she goes broomstick flying.flying.
* GreenThumb: Sort of; Magrat is able to get through a castle door by causing the wood to remember when it was a living tree and to sprout.
12th Feb '17 1:12:11 PM morenohijazo
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* TheWickedStage: Spoofed when the town of Lancre has a law which says all undesirables such as actors must be outside the town boundaries by sunset. However it doesn't say they have to stay there, and everyone is fine with them popping back in after sunset to go down the pub.
27th Jan '17 6:20:55 AM LadyJafaria
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* WickedWitch: Granny is closest to fitting the image of the WickedWitch, as she wears all black and is thin with a long nose, and frequently very harsh on people. She's GoodIsNotNice, but being thought of as wicked witches by the Duke and eventually other people is one of the problems the witches run into. Also, Black Aliss most definitely ''was'' a WickedWitch.
24th Jan '17 5:52:28 PM LBHills
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* BatmanGambit: Granny uses headology for one early in the books, when the soldiers reach them and one of them, unimpressed, challenges her. After many provocations, as a lightning hits a rock next to were he was, he boasts about Granny missing, raises his sword, and falls dead when a fellow soldier stabs him in the back. Granny says he didn't know what she was aiming for.

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* BatmanGambit: Granny uses headology for one early in the books, when the soldiers reach them and one of them, unimpressed, challenges her. After many provocations, as a lightning hits a rock next to were where he was, he boasts about Granny missing, raises his sword, and falls dead when a fellow soldier stabs him in the back. Granny says he didn't know what she was aiming for.
29th Dec '16 6:31:17 AM DustSnitch
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* LovableSexManiac: Greebo, Nanny Ogg's cat, though only Nanny would consider him "lovable". Every cat currently living in Lancre is thought to have ancestry that can be traced to him. See also: {{Badass}}.

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* LovableSexManiac: Greebo, Nanny Ogg's cat, though only Nanny would consider him "lovable". Every cat currently living in Lancre is thought to have ancestry that can be traced to him. See also: {{Badass}}.Badass.
17th Dec '16 9:39:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: How Lady Felmet meets her end. Sure, you may be more [[{{Badass}} ruthless]] and [[CardCarryingVillain evil]] than the rest, but you were a LOT safer from the [[GeniusLoci angry kingdom]] in your nice warm cell.]]

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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: How Lady Felmet meets her end. Sure, you may be more [[{{Badass}} ruthless]] ruthless and [[CardCarryingVillain evil]] than the rest, but you were a LOT safer from the [[GeniusLoci angry kingdom]] in your nice warm cell.]]
7th Dec '16 9:38:25 AM Aquila89
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The twist at the end is actually mentioned in the beginning: [[spoiler:"You'd have to be a born fool to be a king." The twist ''to the twist'' may also be alluded to, if you allow that the ghost's subplot adds elements of ''Hamlet''-parody to the book. Felmet tells the Fool "I am not thy nuncle"... which is true, because the Fool isn't Verence I's son after all. Granted, Felmet was Verence I's cousin rather than his brother, but his usurping counterpart in ''Hamlet'' is the prince's uncle.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The twist at the end is actually mentioned in the beginning: [[spoiler:"You'd have to be a born fool to be a king." Felmet later also says that Granny could strike him down and find someone to replace him with "but he would have to be a fool indeed". The twist ''to the twist'' may also be alluded to, if you allow that the ghost's subplot adds elements of ''Hamlet''-parody to the book. Felmet tells the Fool "I am not thy nuncle"... which is true, because the Fool isn't Verence I's son after all. Granted, Felmet was Verence I's cousin rather than his brother, but his usurping counterpart in ''Hamlet'' is the prince's uncle.]]
28th Nov '16 5:42:37 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* SecretTestOfCharacter: When the witches bring Tomjon to the Vitollers to raise in safety, the couple admit that their money is already stretched tight, but they'll do their best to look after him. On hearing this, Granny gives them a large bag of money she'd saved up to help them support him. When they comment that it would have been easier if she'd mentioned the money first, she clarifies that she needed to know that it wouldn't be just about the money before she'd trust Tomjon to them.
28th Nov '16 5:29:45 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* OfferedTheCrown: How [[spoiler:Verence]] becomes king. Though the witches made everyone else, including Verence, think he ''was'' a legitimate successor.

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* OfferedTheCrown: How [[spoiler:Verence]] [[spoiler:Verence (the fool, not the dead king)]] becomes king. Though the witches made everyone else, including Verence, [[spoiler:Verence]], think he ''was'' a legitimate successor.
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