History VideoGame / DiscworldNoir

23rd Jan '16 7:28:42 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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** If you examine the fountain in the Temple of Small Gods, Lewton says that until someone is found murdered in the fountain, it is of no interest to him. [[spoiler:While not a murder victim, Mooncalf's corpse ends up floating in the fountain after his death by SmiteMeOhMightySmiter]].
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** If you examine the fountain in the Temple of Small Gods, Lewton says that until someone is found murdered in the fountain, it is of no interest to him. [[spoiler:While not a murder victim, Mooncalf's corpse ends up floating in the fountain it after his death by SmiteMeOhMightySmiter]].SmiteMeOhMightySmiter]]. ** The manual, when talking about the religions of Ankh-Morpork, mentions {{Eldritch Abomination}}s and their worshippers. This might seem like just a bit of worldbuilding (or a ShoutOut to Creator/HPLovecraft). [[spoiler:Then comes the CosmicHorrorReveal two-thirds in.]]
21st Nov '15 11:58:43 AM Berrenta
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* ICantUseTheseThingsTogether: Lewton says "I resisted the temptation to say 'That doesn't work'". ''Noir'' specifically had the creators work as much as possible to avoid this aspect of the trope; practically every combination has a specific line describing it.

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* ICantUseTheseThingsTogether: InformingTheFourthWall: Lewton says "I resisted the temptation to say 'That doesn't work'". ''Noir'' specifically had the creators work as much as possible to avoid this aspect of the trope; come up with specific lines for practically every combination has a specific line describing it.combination.
5th Nov '15 5:49:02 AM moloch
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*** Even more hilarious when you realize much of it is now written by ''Creator/RhiannaPratchett''!
19th Sep '15 5:13:12 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler: Lewton doesn't get either of his love interests. Ilsa leaves Ankh-Morpork with her husband, and Lewton has [[FemmeFatale Carlotta]] arrested by the City Watch for her involvement in the murders.]]
19th Sep '15 5:09:17 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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** After meeting the dwarf Al Khali, Lewton comments "all we needed was a troll and a member of the undead and we could open an ethnic comedy on Broadway". Soon after that, Lewton meets Malachite the troll, and much later [[spoiler:Letwon himself becomes a member of the undead]].
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** After meeting the dwarf Al Khali, Lewton comments "all we needed was a troll and a member of the undead and we could open an ethnic comedy on Broadway". Soon after that, Lewton meets Malachite the troll, and much later [[spoiler:Letwon [[spoiler:Lewton himself becomes a member of the undead]].
22nd Aug '15 2:09:31 PM morenohijazo
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* AdventurerArchaeologist: The Guild of Archeologists is a lot like this. It may be notable that their spokesperson is a young woman named "Loreda Cronk".
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* AdventurerArchaeologist: The Guild of Archeologists is a lot like this. It may be notable that their spokesperson is a young woman named "Loreda "Laredo Cronk".

** After meeting the dwarf Al Khali, Lewton comments "all we needed was a troll and a member of the undead and we could open an ethnic comedy on Broadway". Soon after that, Lewton meets Malachite the troll, and much later [[spoiler Letwon himself becomes a member of the undead]].
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** After meeting the dwarf Al Khali, Lewton comments "all we needed was a troll and a member of the undead and we could open an ethnic comedy on Broadway". Soon after that, Lewton meets Malachite the troll, and much later [[spoiler Letwon [[spoiler:Letwon himself becomes a member of the undead]].
19th Aug '15 2:25:13 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* SinisterMinister: [[spoiler:Mooncalf]], though he's more of a WellIntentionedExtremist than actually evil.
19th Aug '15 2:21:11 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* BackFromTheDead: One of Lewton's first lines is "I've never woken up dead before". He's been stabbed with the stolen sword he was searching for, but revived because his client had infected him with lycanthropy and the blade wasn't silver.
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* BackFromTheDead: One of Lewton's first lines is "I've never woken up dead before". He's [[spoiler:He's been stabbed with the stolen sword he was searching for, but revived because his client had infected him with lycanthropy and the blade wasn't silver.]]
14th Aug '15 2:21:08 PM morenohijazo
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* BlatantItemPlacement: Discussed by Laredo Cronk. --> '''Laredo:''' It means breaking into ancient buildings within which no man or woman has walked for thousand of years, apart from whoever it is who leaves all those medical kits, of course.

-->'''Mooncalf:''' "What were the odds that I'd get hit by lightning just as I renounced all gods?"\\
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-->'''Mooncalf:''' "What What were the odds that I'd get hit by lightning just as I renounced all gods?"\\gods?\\

--->'''Death:''' [[AC:An extremely stupid one to play against someone who spends every second practicing his swing.]]
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--->'''Death:''' -->'''Death:''' [[AC:An extremely stupid one to play against someone who spends every second practicing his swing.]]

* {{Foreshadowing}}: If you examine the fountain in the Temple of Small Gods, Lewton says that until someone is found murdered in the fountain, it is of no interest to him. [[spoiler:While not a murder victim, Mooncalf's corpse ends up floating in the fountain after his death by SmiteMeOhMightySmiter.]]
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}: ** After meeting the dwarf Al Khali, Lewton comments "all we needed was a troll and a member of the undead and we could open an ethnic comedy on Broadway". Soon after that, Lewton meets Malachite the troll, and much later [[spoiler Letwon himself becomes a member of the undead]]. ** Lewton comments when Carlotta is kisses him: "something changed in me at that point, and I knew I'd never be the same again", while the camera moves to stained glass depicting a wolf. [[spoiler:It's later revealed Lewton transformed into a werewolf during that moment]]. ** If you examine the fountain in the Temple of Small Gods, Lewton says that until someone is found murdered in the fountain, it is of no interest to him. [[spoiler:While not a murder victim, Mooncalf's corpse ends up floating in the fountain after his death by SmiteMeOhMightySmiter.]]SmiteMeOhMightySmiter]].

--> '''Mankin:''' "Say, I do like your 'ard-boiled dialogue. 'Ow long d'you boil it?"
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--> '''Mankin:''' "Say, Say, I do like your 'ard-boiled dialogue. 'Ow long d'you boil it?"it?

* TakeThat: The Lara Croft Expy basically serves as a vehicle for the writers to tear into the ''Franchise/TombRaider'' franchise. ** Ten years laters, with all the Franchise/TombRaider re-releases, and sequels and stuff, it's become HilariousInHindsight.
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* TakeThat: TakeThat: ** The Lara Croft Expy basically serves as a vehicle for the writers to tear into the ''Franchise/TombRaider'' franchise. ** franchise. Ten years laters, with all the Franchise/TombRaider re-releases, and sequels and stuff, it's become HilariousInHindsight.HilariousInHindsight. ** There's also this line in the Guild of Archaeologists: --> '''Lewton:''' I won't bore you with the details of the Guild's security system -- after all, if you've seen one intrincate and fatal collection of [[BottomlessPit pits]] and traps you've seen them all. Suffice it to say, it took a lot of [[TrialAndErrorGameplay trial and error]], some scorched eyebrows and more levers than I could count.
13th Aug '15 12:52:31 PM morenohijazo
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* TheChanteuse: Sapphire is basically an {{Expy}} of Ruby in ''Discworld/MovingPictures'', with a song that includes the lines "The minute you walked through the wall,/I could see you were a troll of destruction". * ChekhovsGun: {{Lampshaded}} when Lewton notices a grappling hook behind the troll he's trying to question. Sure enough, while he can't collect it immediately, he gets to use it later. "I couldn't have been more interested if it had had 'Plot Device' written all over it."

* TheCorpseStopsHere: Taken to ludicrous extremes. Lewton finally finds the guy he's looking for when he's knocked unconscious from behind. When he comes to, the guy's dead and Vimes and Nobby are standing over him and telling him he's the prime suspect. Other characters are impressed by the way he knocked himself out to allay suspicion.

* {{Expy}}: Many of the characters in the game are quite clearly Discworld versions of characters from ''{{Casablanca}}'' and ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''. "Tomb evacuator" Laredo Cronk is an obvious [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]] reference, and the IndianaJones theme occasionally ''almost'' plays in the background of the archaeologist's guild.
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* {{Expy}}: Many of the characters in the game are quite clearly Discworld versions of characters from ''{{Casablanca}}'' ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' and ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''. "Tomb evacuator" Laredo Cronk is an obvious [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]] reference, and the IndianaJones ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' theme occasionally ''almost'' plays in the background of the archaeologist's guild.

* {{Expy}}: Many of FatBastard: Jasper Horst, the characters in the game are quite clearly Discworld versions troll parody of characters from ''{{Casablanca}}'' and ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''. "Tomb evacuator" Laredo Cronk is an obvious [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]] reference, and the IndianaJones theme occasionally ''almost'' plays in the background of the archaeologist's guild.Casper Gutman.

* {{Expy}}: Many TheMaze: [[DownTheDrain The Sewers]] of the characters in the game Ankh-Morpork are quite clearly Discworld versions of characters from ''{{Casablanca}}'' ''Tricky'', and ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''. "Tomb evacuator" Laredo Cronk is an obvious [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]] reference, you will go round in circles (thankfully through only three rooms) until you [[spoiler:go into werewolf mode and the IndianaJones theme occasionally ''almost'' plays in the background of the archaeologist's guild.follow a scent trail.]]

* {{Expy}}: Many of OverrideCommand: Lewton must get into the characters in Archeologists' Guild vault, which is guarded by a magical lock which will BalefulPolymorph anyone who enters the game are quite clearly Discworld versions of characters from ''{{Casablanca}}'' and ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''. "Tomb evacuator" Laredo Cronk wrong code. The trick is an obvious [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]] reference, and the IndianaJones theme occasionally ''almost'' plays in the background of the archaeologist's guild.to talk to a wizard, who will tell you there's a "back passage" code.

* {{Expy}}: Many of PixelHunt: The previous games sometimes had this. Yes, the characters in usable items were captioned, but only once you had the game are quite clearly Discworld versions of characters from ''{{Casablanca}}'' and ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''. "Tomb evacuator" Laredo Cronk is an obvious [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]] reference, mouse on them, and the IndianaJones theme occasionally ''almost'' plays Josh-Kirby-lite insanely detailed backgrounds didn't help. ''Noir'', as in many things, was an improvement ... except when you were locked in jail, and had to find the background of the archaeologist's guild.right brick in a ''pitch-black room'' to escape.

* {{Expy}}: Many of PrisonEpisode: There's a brief prison-escape scene at the characters in Patrician's Palace, which takes Lewton into [[spoiler: Leonard of Quirm's secret workshop]]. A subversion because, once he's broken out of his cell, Lewton has to repeatedly break back ''into'' the game are quite clearly Discworld versions of characters from ''{{Casablanca}}'' and ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''. "Tomb evacuator" Laredo Cronk is an obvious [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]] reference, and secret location he'd escaped through to close the IndianaJones theme occasionally ''almost'' plays in the background of the archaeologist's guild.case.

* ShoutOut: The game has innumerable shoutouts to ''{{Casablanca}}'', and popular culture in general. There are also two framed pictures showing landscapes from the previous, more colorful, Discworld games.
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* ShoutOut: ServileSnarker: [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The butler]]. Although his snark is directed at Lewton, not his employer. (He doesn't actually have any ''scenes'' with his employer.) He's a lot less polite about it as a result. He'd raise obstruction to an art form if not for the fact that you have business with both his bosses, neither of whom appreciate being kept waiting. * ShoutOut: ** The game has innumerable shoutouts to ''{{Casablanca}}'', ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'', and popular culture in general. There are also two framed pictures showing landscapes from the previous, more colorful, Discworld games.

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* ShoutOut: ** The game has innumerable shoutouts is mostly a big {{homage}} to ''{{Casablanca}}'', ''FilmNoir'', but includes a few {{Shout Out}}s to other things including ''Series/DoctorWho'' ([[spoiler: Satrap]]'s big villain speech is a fairly direct lift of Davros's in "Genesis of the Daleks") and popular culture other video games ("They'd hidden in general. There are also a wine barrel. Now why did that make me think of the phrases 'You wait. Time passes.' and 'Thorin sits down and begins singing about gold'?" - the two framed pictures showing landscapes phrases coming from the previous, more colorful, Discworld games."hiding in wine barrels" scene in the InteractiveFiction version of ''Literature/TheHobbit''.)

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* ShoutOut: The game has innumerable shoutouts TalkLikeAPirate: Subverted, in which a sailor on the ''Milka'' initially speaks to ''{{Casablanca}}'', Lewton in stereotypical pirate accent and popular culture in general. There are also two framed pictures showing landscapes from the previous, more colorful, Discworld games.sea-dog jargon, but quits hamming it up when Lewton calls him on it.

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* ShoutOut: The game has innumerable shoutouts to ''{{Casablanca}}'', and popular culture in general. There are also two framed pictures showing landscapes from TheVonTropeFamily: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d, where the previous, more colorful, Discworld games.name "Count von Uberwald" ''isn't enough to identify someone'', except as "probably a vampire".

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* ShoutOut: The game has innumerable shoutouts to ''{{Casablanca}}'', and popular culture in general. There are also two framed pictures showing landscapes from YouMakeMeSic: -->'''[[PrivateDetective Lewton]]:''' Can I see the previous, more colorful, Discworld games.Count?\\ '''[[TheJeeves Butler]]:''' I am not in a position to ascertain the effectiveness of sir's eyesight. However, sir ''may'' see the Count, which is what I believe sir was attempting in sir's uneducated way to ask.
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