History Literature / DiscWorld

15th Sep '16 4:56:20 PM RonnieR15
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* FeatheredSerpent: Quezovercoatl is believed to be this by his worshippers, [[spoiler:he isn't]].
4th Sep '16 6:33:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* SupernaturalRepellent: Parodied, especially in ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'', where much mirth is raised by recounting, in a Discworld context, all the things which Earth legends say are fatal to vampires. This ranges from the normal- garlic, and whatnot- to the more unorthodox- lemons, poppyseed, and carrots.
30th Aug '16 1:45:20 PM BarthVader
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Barring Creator/RihannaPratchett changing her mind and writing/completing these or permitting someone else to do so they will forever remain WhatCouldHaveBeen titles.

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Barring Creator/RihannaPratchett Creator/RhiannaPratchett changing her mind and writing/completing these or permitting someone else to do so they will forever remain WhatCouldHaveBeen titles.
14th Aug '16 4:28:30 AM morenohijazo
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* NoahsStoryArc: There's an UrbanLegend about the founding of Ankh-Morpork that tells how a wise man foretold a Great Flood, gathered his family and hundreds of animals into a big ship, and rode it out. After a few weeks' sailing, the accumulated wastes from all the animals were filling up the vessel, so they tipped all the manure over the side, and built a city on the resulting dung-island.
9th Aug '16 3:58:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* DestroyerDeity:
** The novel ''Literature/{{Hogfather}}'' reveals that Death has a ''special'' room for the lifetimers belonging to ''very'' important personages. There is a very large one with a world-turtle engraved on it, carrying on its shoulders four elephants, which in turn support the entire Discworld. The implication here is that when the day comes for the last of its sand to run through, Death will square his shoulders, lift his scythe, and rise to the task... Discworld/SoulMusic, explores this further, it's Death's job to one day play the anti-chord that will end everything, using a pick made from the very tip of his scythe.
** Discworld goes even further with Azrael, the Death of Universes, who is so vast that nebulae are but twinkles in his eye, and his single word takes up a two-page spread on the text.
1st Aug '16 8:22:54 AM Gitman
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** Cohen the Barbarian. Look up his description to see why.

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** Cohen the Barbarian. Look up his description for details, but the short version is that he has managed to see why.live to a very old age in a profession that typically has a very short life expectancy, and he's not retiring any time soon.
7th Jul '16 12:34:02 AM morenohijazo
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* ProphecyArmor: Wizards and witches know when they're going to die, though wizards are forever trying to cheat death through various means, none of them successful in the end. [[WomenAreWiser Witches]] tend to use the time to make sure their cottage isn't messy and tidy up the place for their replacement.



** Humans do, however, seem to be the only race that produces wizards, witches, or sourcerers. Even ''one'' of the latter can potentially invert this trope.
*** They're also the most numerous and gregarious, and have the most infections culture. They're also the most innovative.

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** Humans do, however, seem to be the only race that produces wizards, witches, or sourcerers. Even ''one'' of the latter can potentially invert this trope.
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trope. They're also the most numerous and gregarious, and have the most infections culture. They're also the most innovative.
22nd Jun '16 6:44:46 PM loracarol
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** Vimes's subordinate Captain Carrot also has people wonder if his IncorruptiblePurePureness isn't just a front ([[spoiler: it isn't, to the point where it's actually quite annoying to some characters]]).

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** Vimes's subordinate Captain Carrot also has people wonder if his IncorruptiblePurePureness isn't just a front ([[spoiler: it ([[spoiler:it isn't, to the point where it's actually quite annoying to some characters]]).
22nd Jun '16 6:26:12 PM loracarol
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** Nanny Ogg's family is mentioned to do this if someone makes an unkind comment about any othem, even if it's a person they've been making comments about not minutes before.

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** Nanny Ogg's family is mentioned to do this if someone makes an unkind comment about any othem, of them, even if it's a person they've been making comments about not minutes before.



** Wee Mad Arthur (in ''Discworld/FeetOfClay''). He will ''not'' join the Ratcatchers' Guild, or pay their dues, and he will tell you that by ''breaking your kneecaps''. It should be mentioned that Wee Mad Arthur is a gnome[[spoiler: by adoption - he was born a Feegle]], and is therefore eight inches high[[spoiler: apparently a giant Feegle, or someone's WildMassGuess]].

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** Wee Mad Arthur (in ''Discworld/FeetOfClay''). He will ''not'' join the Ratcatchers' Guild, or pay their dues, and he will tell you that by ''breaking your kneecaps''. It should be mentioned that Wee Mad Arthur is a gnome[[spoiler: by gnome [[spoiler:by adoption - he was born a Feegle]], and is therefore eight inches high[[spoiler: apparently high [[spoiler:apparently a giant Feegle, or someone's WildMassGuess]].
22nd Jun '16 6:19:53 PM loracarol
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** Miss Treason (from ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}'' is in line for this, albeit for a few people.

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** Miss Treason (from ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}'' ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}'') is in line for this, albeit for a few people.
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