History Headscratchers / Discworld

25th Aug '16 11:38:38 AM MrDeath
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* As was formerly mentioned, Vetinary is most likely only as unfailable as he is (and this Troper likes Vetinari), as he is 'only' an important minor charakter. As the discworld goes, it is not that unlikely that even discworlds fate and luck have him as such a charakter in the game, and thus nothit to hard by any of them but if he should ever become a main charakter of his own book (wich won't happen now), he would be an in Universe main Charakter as well and his ability to fail would grow a lot, if only for some time, as fate and luck would pay much more attention to him. This Troper thinks that Vetinary is most likelynot one of the Ladys figures as he lacks beeing a wild card like Rincewind and Vimes but most likely not fates as well.

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* As was formerly mentioned, Vetinary Vetinari is most likely only as unfailable infallable as he is (and this Troper likes Vetinari), as he is 'only' an important minor charakter. character. As the discworld goes, it is not that unlikely that even discworlds fate Discworld's Fate and luck Luck have him as such a charakter character in the game, and thus nothit to not hit too hard by any of them but if he should ever become a main charakter character of his own book (wich won't happen now), he would be an in Universe InUniverse main Charakter character as well and his ability to fail would grow a lot, if only for some time, as fate Fate and luck Luck would pay much more attention to him. This Troper thinks that Vetinary Vetinari is most likelynot likely not one of the Ladys Lady's figures as he lacks beeing a wild card like Rincewind and Vimes but most likely not fates Fate's as well.
25th Aug '16 8:00:27 AM wusch
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* As was formerly mentioned, Vetinary is most likely only as unfailable as he is (and this Troper likes Vetinari), as he is 'only' an important minor charakter. As the discworld goes, it is not that unlikely that even discworlds fate and luck have him as such a charakter in the game, and thus nothit to hard by any of them but if he should ever become a main charakter of his own book (wich won't happen now), he would be an in Universe main Charakter as well and his ability to fail would grow a lot, if only for some time, as fate and luck would pay much more attention to him. This Troper thinks that Vetinary is most likelynot one of the Ladys figures as he lacks beeing a wild card like Rincewind and Vimes but most likely not fates as well.
15th Aug '16 7:25:42 PM Whoa15
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** What are you talking about? I, for one, find these things very interesting, thankyouverymuch.
23rd Jul '16 2:48:55 PM DaibhidC
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** As far as lycanthropy being hereditary goes, well, so is vampirism, as illustrated by the Magpyrs. The fact Countess Magpyr wasn't ''born'' a vampire is actually seen as noteworthy.
23rd Jul '16 2:44:17 PM DaibhidC
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** Why is a Guild of Gamblers less likely than Beggars or Thieves? If the argument is that gambling is something people only do as a hobby rather than as a career, I direct you to the trope ProfessionalGambler.
7th Jul '16 5:39:07 AM Morgenthaler
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** Yeah. The Patrician gets away with it, I think, because he's ''not'' the main character; he doesn't take over books he's in, but quietly works in the background before revealing the whole thing is his GambitRoulette. I don't agree he takes credit for what Vimes and Moist do, though, most of the time he seems quite happy to let them have the spotlight (which, for different reasons, neither of them want). I agree about Granny to some extent, and I suspect this is why she's now shown as Tiffany's mentor (two-thirds Main/TheObiWan to one-third Main/SinkOrSwimMentor), rather than a main character (although what she does has always been portrayed as bloody hard work, and ''Carpe Jugulum'' (the last "standard" witches novel, and the one most people refer to as the one where she becomes superhuman) definitely shows her on the point of failure.

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** Yeah. The Patrician gets away with it, I think, because he's ''not'' the main character; he doesn't take over books he's in, but quietly works in the background before revealing the whole thing is his GambitRoulette. I don't agree he takes credit for what Vimes and Moist do, though, most of the time he seems quite happy to let them have the spotlight (which, for different reasons, neither of them want). I agree about Granny to some extent, and I suspect this is why she's now shown as Tiffany's mentor (two-thirds Main/TheObiWan Main/TheMentor to one-third Main/SinkOrSwimMentor), rather than a main character (although what she does has always been portrayed as bloody hard work, and ''Carpe Jugulum'' (the last "standard" witches novel, and the one most people refer to as the one where she becomes superhuman) definitely shows her on the point of failure.
22nd Jun '16 8:52:14 PM loracarol
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** By extension, how does [=[ZakZak's=] Magical Emporium stay in business in a place like Lancre - most witches can't afford the shop's goods and/or consider them ridiculous. Many of the young witches buy a lot of trinkets, but it doesn't seem that they can afford any but the cheapest articles available, and it's explicitly stated that for non-witches or wizards it's incredibly bad idea to pretend to be one.

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** By extension, how does [=[ZakZak's=] [=ZakZak's=] Magical Emporium stay in business in a place like Lancre - most witches can't afford the shop's goods and/or consider them ridiculous. Many of the young witches buy a lot of trinkets, but it doesn't seem that they can afford any but the cheapest articles available, and it's explicitly stated that for non-witches or wizards it's incredibly bad idea to pretend to be one.
22nd Jun '16 8:21:24 PM loracarol
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** Not need to refer to a fanmade Timeline, just open the novel ''Guards!Guards!'', it mentions Carrot is 16 when he arrives in Ankh-Morpork. In fact, on page 26 of the Paperback edition, in the scene when Carrot's adoptive father is sending him away, it says, ''"It's a terrible thing to be nearly sixteen and the wrong species."''

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** Not need to refer to a fanmade Timeline, just open the novel ''Guards!Guards!'', ''GuardsGuards'', it mentions Carrot is 16 when he arrives in Ankh-Morpork. In fact, on page 26 of the Paperback edition, in the scene when Carrot's adoptive father is sending him away, it says, ''"It's a terrible thing to be nearly sixteen and the wrong species."''



** Yes. All dwarves wear beards, male and female. Even the ''baby'' dwarves have beards. That's part of the reason ''why'' nobody can tel the males from the females, including other dwarves.

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** Yes. All dwarves wear beards, male and female. Even the ''baby'' dwarves have beards. That's part of the reason ''why'' nobody can tel tell the males from the females, including other dwarves.
29th May '16 9:28:06 PM MitchellTF
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** EarlyInstallmentWeirdness. After the first book...those kinds of heroes became less and less useful. They're still AROUND in Guards! Guards!, but afterwards it's pointed out that the traditional hero of that type is dying out. They don't have anything left to do. I mean, even GOBLINS have rights now. In fact, the books THEMSELVES are about this dying out. It happens as the books progress.

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** EarlyInstallmentWeirdness. After the first book...those kinds of heroes became less and less useful. They're still AROUND in Guards! Guards!, but afterwards it's pointed out that the traditional hero of that type is dying out. They don't have anything left to do. I mean, even GOBLINS have rights now. In fact, the books THEMSELVES are about this dying out. It happens as the books progress.
29th May '16 9:24:23 PM MitchellTF
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** EarlyInstallmentWeirdness. After the first book...those kinds of heroes became less and less useful. They're still AROUND in Guards! Guards!, but afterwards it's pointed out that the traditional hero of that type is dying out. They don't have anything left to do. I mean, even GOBLINS have rights now. In fact, the books THEMSELVES are about this dying out. It happens as the books progress.
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