History Discworld / WyrdSisters

3rd Oct '17 3:55:26 PM TargetOnMyBack
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* {{Gainaxing}}: Nanny Ogg in the animated adaptation, though it's more prominent in some scenes than others. Given that Nanny Ogg is not ecactly young, slim or pretty, it's definitely not intended as FanService (but does rather fit her character).

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* {{Gainaxing}}: Nanny Ogg in the animated adaptation, though it's more prominent in some scenes than others. Given that Nanny Ogg is not ecactly exactly young, slim or pretty, it's definitely not intended as FanService (but does rather fit her character).
16th Sep '17 6:02:27 AM LadyJafaria
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* EatsBabies: The witches don't, of course, but the play accuses them of this, and even Nanny is fuming (perhaps ''especially'' Nanny, because she's the one who has her own children and grandchildren).
8th Sep '17 4:44:01 AM nighttrainfm
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* BadBadActing: Granny Weatherwax, Magarat, and Nanny Ogg while trying to guide Hwel and Tom-John to Lancre; the coven posing as wood-gatherers.

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Granny Weatherwax, Magarat, and Nanny Ogg while trying to guide Hwel and Tom-John to Lancre; the coven posing as wood-gatherers.



* CharmPerson: Vitoller has a mild version thanks to his acting skill, which manages to catch Granny offguard after she thinks she has the high hand after he loses the StaringContest.

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Vitoller has a mild version thanks to his acting skill, which manages to catch Granny offguard after she thinks she has the high hand after he loses the StaringContest.



* CityOfWeirdos: It's mentioned that the Ramtop Mountains are positioned in a way that the Disc's background magic is constantly discharging itself there. As a result, odd lights in the sky, walking trees and rains of shrimp are considered nothing to bat an eye about. It's when everything ''stops'' that people start to worry...
* TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch:
** The Felmets claim that Verence died of natural causes. Absolutely everyone in the kingdom knows they're pulling this, but in Lancre they actually do consider assassination to count as natural causes for a king so they don't care.
** The ones that do protest find out that falling onto one's own dagger can be contagious.



* TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch: The Felmets claim that Verence died of natural causes. Absolutely everyone in the kingdom knows they're pulling this, but in Lancre they actually do consider assassination to count as natural causes for a king so they don't care.
** The ones that do protest find out that falling onto one's own dagger can be contagious.



* {{Deconstruction}}: Besides the obvious one of Shakespeare, there are also lesser ones. For example, the witches all give Tomjon gifts to help him in life, similar to the fairies in ''Literature/SleepingBeauty'': Magrat "he will make friends easily", Nanny "a bloody good memory" and Granny "let him be whatever he thinks he is". These gifts make him an excellent actor and help him succeed in life, but [[spoiler:in the end, mean that he wants to be an actor, not a king]].

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Besides the obvious one of Shakespeare, there are also lesser ones. For example, the witches all give Tomjon gifts to help him in life, similar to the fairies in ''Literature/SleepingBeauty'': Magrat "he will make friends easily", Nanny "a bloody good memory" and Granny "let him be whatever he thinks he is". These gifts make him an excellent actor and help him succeed in life, but [[spoiler:in the end, mean that he wants to be an actor, not a king]].king.]]



* PhotographicMemory: Nanny's gift gives Tomjon "a bloody good memory" for lines, although it's not clear whether it's photographic or not.

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* PhotographicMemory: Nanny's gift gives Tomjon "a bloody good memory" for lines, although it's not clear whether it's photographic or not. He also has a legendary knack for remembering poorly-chosen remarks.
27th Aug '17 8:02:38 AM SimpsonsLover24
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* AnimatedAdaptation: Creator/CosgroveHall produced two six-episode animated TV series based on this book and ''Discworld/SoulMusic'', with Creator/ChristopherLee providing the voice of Death. Both series were largely faithful to the books, keeping the plots and most of the dialogue intact, though there were of course differences. In the case of ''Wyrd Sisters'' a few minor characters were dropped, and some characters had slightly different personalities (most notably the Fool, who, while he's still ObfuscatingStupidity and keeping his head down, has a more genuinely cheerful demeanor and seems slightly more enthusiastic about his job).

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* AnimatedAdaptation: Creator/CosgroveHall produced two three six-episode animated TV series based on this book book, ''Discworld/ReaperMan'' and ''Discworld/SoulMusic'', with Creator/ChristopherLee providing the voice of Death. Both The series were largely faithful to the books, keeping the plots and most of the dialogue intact, though there were of course differences. In the case of ''Wyrd Sisters'' a few minor characters were dropped, and some characters had slightly different personalities (most notably the Fool, who, while he's still ObfuscatingStupidity and keeping his head down, has a more genuinely cheerful demeanor and seems slightly more enthusiastic about his job).
29th Jul '17 5:46:20 AM Andyroid
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* NoodleIncident: Granny Weatherwax claims she hasn't been on speaking terms with Sister Rodley "ever since that business with the gibbet".
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.
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