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30th Oct '15 10:05:31 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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-->'''Twoflower''': 'Things happen in war. I have two dutiful daughters.'
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-->'''Twoflower''': 'Things happen in war. I [[spoiler:I have two dutiful daughters.' daughters]].'
19th Jun '15 1:48:28 PM justanid
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* Shockingly, this troper got one for Lord Hong. Having spent virtually all his life as TheAce in whatever he sought to do and essentially controlling the Empire by proxy, his ultimate goal is to [[spoiler: rise to power in Ankh Morpork and play chess with [[MagnificentBastard the Patrician]]. He even spent months having spies travel to the city, carefully ordering specific pieces of clothing until he had a complete set of clothing that fit the description of a Morpork noble. Amidst his detachment from virtually everything else, Hong literally trembling with anticipation as he periodically tries on the clothes is...heartbreaking. For all the evil he's done, he practically becomes a tragic villain when you realize that he's been TheAce ever since he could walk and talk, but it doesn't matter when the populace of the Empire will grovel at the feet of anyone with a horse. He wants nothing more than to rise to power in a city where ''he has to earn his respect by his own merits'']]. This troper was glad that he got a [[spoiler: painless death]], because frankly, he practically a Dark Lord in {{Ravenloft}}.
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* Shockingly, this troper got one for Lord Hong. Having spent virtually all his life as TheAce in whatever he sought to do and essentially controlling the Empire by proxy, his ultimate goal is to [[spoiler: rise to power in Ankh Morpork and play chess with [[MagnificentBastard the Patrician]]. He even spent months having spies travel to the city, carefully ordering specific pieces of clothing until he had a complete set of clothing that fit the description of a Morpork noble. Amidst his detachment from virtually everything else, Hong literally trembling with anticipation as he periodically tries on the clothes is...heartbreaking. For all the evil he's done, he practically becomes a tragic villain when you realize that he's been TheAce ever since he could walk and talk, but it doesn't matter when the populace of the Empire will grovel at the feet of anyone with a horse. He wants nothing more than to rise to power in a city where ''he has to earn his respect by his own merits'']]. This troper was glad that he got a [[spoiler: painless [[spoiler:painless death]], because frankly, he he's practically a Dark Lord in {{Ravenloft}}.''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}''.
10th Apr '15 2:52:30 PM hujwernoo
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* Shockingly, this troper got one for Lord Hong. Having spent virtually all his life as TheAce in whatever he sought to do and essentially controlling the Empire by proxy, his ultimate goal is to [[spoiler: rise to power in Ankh Morpork and play chess with [[MagnificentBastard the Patrician]]. He even spent months having spies travel to the city, carefully ordering specific pieces of clothing until he had a complete set of clothing that fit the description of a Morpork noble. Amidst his detachment from virtually everything else, Hong literally trembling with anticipation as he periodically tries on the clothes is...heartbreaking. For all the evil he's done, he practically becomes a tragic villain when you realize that he's been TheAce ever since he could walk and talk, but it doesn't matter when the populace of the Empire will grovel at the feet of anyone with a horse. He wants nothing more than to rise to power in a city where ''he has to earn his respect by his own merits'']]. This troper was glad that he got a [[spoiler: painless death]], because frankly, he practically a Dark Lord in {{Ravenloft}}.
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\n* Shockingly, this troper got one for Lord Hong. Having spent virtually all his life as TheAce in whatever he sought to do and essentially controlling the Empire by proxy, his ultimate goal is to [[spoiler: rise to power in Ankh Morpork and play chess with [[MagnificentBastard the Patrician]]. He even spent months having spies travel to the city, carefully ordering specific pieces of clothing until he had a complete set of clothing that fit the description of a Morpork noble. Amidst his detachment from virtually everything else, Hong literally trembling with anticipation as he periodically tries on the clothes is...heartbreaking. For all the evil he's done, he practically becomes a tragic villain when you realize that he's been TheAce ever since he could walk and talk, but it doesn't matter when the populace of the Empire will grovel at the feet of anyone with a horse. He wants nothing more than to rise to power in a city where ''he has to earn his respect by his own merits'']]. This troper was glad that he got a [[spoiler: painless death]], because frankly, he practically a Dark Lord in {{Ravenloft}}.{{Ravenloft}}. ** When you think about it in those terms, [[spoiler: dying before ever getting to Ankh-Morpork]] is the best possible thing that could have happened to him, because the book points out that there's ''no way'' he could get to the top solely on his own merits. Being TheAce in a culture that has stagnated as much as his has wouldn't translate into the practical skills necessary to survive in Ankh-Morpork. He'd have to buy his way in, which the previous poster has pointed out is exactly what he wanted to avoid.
2nd Jul '13 4:28:55 PM Misuki
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** The fact that Twoflower's wife was basically caught in a crossfire just makes it even more heartbreaking. It made me think of wars in RealLife, and how civilians end up suffering the horrors of a war they probably never wanted.
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** The fact that Twoflower's wife was basically caught in a crossfire just makes it even more heartbreaking. It made me think of wars battles in RealLife, and how civilians end up suffering the horrors of a war they probably never wanted.
2nd Jul '13 4:27:48 PM Misuki
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** The fact that Twoflower's wife was basically caught in a crossfire just makes it even more heartbreaking. It made me think of wars in RealLife, and how civilians end up caught up in a war they probably never wanted.
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** The fact that Twoflower's wife was basically caught in a crossfire just makes it even more heartbreaking. It made me think of wars in RealLife, and how civilians end up caught up in suffering the horrors of a war they probably never wanted.
2nd Jul '13 4:27:20 PM Misuki
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** The fact that Twoflower's wife was basically caught in the crossfire between two warlords just makes it even more heartbreaking. It made me think of wars in RealLife, and how civilians get killed for causes that have nothing to do with them.
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** The fact that Twoflower's wife was basically caught in the a crossfire between two warlords just makes it even more heartbreaking. It made me think of wars in RealLife, and how civilians get killed for causes that have nothing to do with them. end up caught up in a war they probably never wanted.
2nd Jul '13 4:24:08 PM Misuki
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\n** The fact that Twoflower's wife was basically caught in the crossfire between two warlords just makes it even more heartbreaking. It made me think of wars in RealLife, and how civilians get killed for causes that have nothing to do with them.
11th Jun '13 2:46:27 PM Belphegor
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-->"Rincewind: 'I was, er, I was sorry to hear that your wife, eró' -->Twoflower: 'Things happen in war. I have two dutiful daughters.'
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-->"Rincewind: -->"'''Rincewind''': 'I was, er, I was sorry to hear that your wife, eró' -->Twoflower: -->'''Twoflower''': 'Things happen in war. I have two dutiful daughters.'
2nd Jan '12 9:37:08 PM bookhobbit
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** [[spoiler: "I have two faithful daughters."]] That just broke my heart.
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** [[spoiler: "I have two faithful dutiful daughters."]] That just broke my heart.

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** [[spoiler: "I **** Here's the context in question: -->"Rincewind: 'I was, er, I was sorry to hear that your wife, eró' -->Twoflower: 'Things happen in war. I have two faithful dutiful daughters."]] That just broke my heart.' -->Rincewind opened his mouth to say something but Twoflower's bright, brittle smile froze the words in his throat."
5th Dec '11 11:56:18 AM MrDeath
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*** It's been a long time, care to provide context?
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