History Discworld / WyrdSisters

24th Jun '17 3:31:58 PM LadyJafaria
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* JustTheFirstCitizen: Combined with SuspiciouslySpecificDenial here, as "Witches don't have leaders. Granny Weatherwax was the most highly respected of the leaders they didn't have."
19th Jun '17 9:11:28 PM PaulA
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* LivingCrashpad: Magrat falls on "something soft" from a great height, which turns out to be the Fool.
19th Jun '17 8:22:35 PM PaulA
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* TheHatMakesTheMan: The crown has absorbed the personalities of its past wearers, and when Granny tries it on out of curiosity she has a disturbing urge to start swanning around and chopping people's heads off. (The new king seems to be immune to the effect, though, judging by the sequels. Maybe you need to be magically sensitive, or maybe his personality's just so different that the crown has nothing to latch on to.)
18th Jun '17 8:07:42 PM PaulA
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* BrawnHilda: The Duchess.
11th Jun '17 5:04:54 AM Anddrix
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* GenreSavvy: After Tomjon's players have twice been directed back onto the road to Lancre by "humble wood-gatherers" (Granny and Magrat), the third time they get lost he simply stops the carts and waits for yet another (Nanny) to "wander" by.



* HelpingGrannyCrossTheStreet: Some GenreSavvy (if not particularly region-savvy) actors keep offering to help the Witches cross the river, even though there isn't one nearby.

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* HelpingGrannyCrossTheStreet: Some GenreSavvy (if not particularly region-savvy) actors Actors keep offering to help the Witches cross the river, even though there isn't one nearby.



* OldBeggarTest: Parodied when the witches attempt to advise Tomjon and the troupe while disguised as innocent peasant women. Being GenreSavvy, the troupe know that if you meet a mysterious old woman in the road you have to share your lunch, or help her across the river, or bad fortune will attend you. There aren't any rivers handy, and Granny and Magrat both turn up their noses at the troupe's humble lunch, but Nanny Ogg shamelessly mooches food, drink, a smoke, and a lift into town.

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* OldBeggarTest: Parodied when the witches attempt to advise Tomjon and the troupe while disguised as innocent peasant women. Being GenreSavvy, the troupe know that if you meet a mysterious old woman in the road you have to share your lunch, or help her across the river, or bad fortune will attend you. There aren't any rivers handy, and Granny and Magrat both turn up their noses at the troupe's humble lunch, but Nanny Ogg shamelessly mooches food, drink, a smoke, and a lift into town.
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.
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