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25th Mar '16 7:43:50 PM TheGreatSkrond
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[[WMG: The Time Monks are necessary to counteract relativistic time dilation.]]
* The speed of light is 300 mph. That's a lot less than the terminal velocity of a lot of falling objects. Falcons in our world dive at 200 mph, and witches on broomsticks could presumably do the same thing. Even the trains from Raising Steam going at, say, 70 mph would cause enough dilation to be measurable with a pendulum clock. So the Time Monks came into existence to cancel out/eliminate these effects, because people wouldn't be able to handle them mentally.
2nd Mar '16 9:05:41 PM MaxwellDaring
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[[WMG: [[Literature/ASymphonyOfEternity Metternich]] is from the Disc and is related to Rincewind.]]
* He's remarked several times that he at one point that he arrived in the empire, meaning that he emigrated from somewhere else.
** His inner monologues are similar to a Pratchet character and like Vimes, Cohen, Rincewind, GW and many others, he found himself many times over in a certain death situation that he manages to turn around and win.

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[[WMG: [[Literature/ASymphonyOfEternity Metternich]] is from the Disc and is related to Rincewind.]]
* He's remarked several times that he at one point that he arrived in the empire, meaning that he emigrated from somewhere else.
** His inner monologues are similar to a Pratchet character and like Vimes, Cohen, Rincewind, GW and many others, he found himself many times over in a certain death situation that he manages to turn around and win.


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[[WMG: [[Literature/ASymphonyOfEternity Metternich]] is from the Disc and is related to Rincewind.]]
* He's remarked several times that he at one point that he arrived in the empire, meaning that he emigrated from somewhere else.
** His inner monologues are similar to a Pratchet character and like Vimes, Cohen, Rincewind, GW and many others, he found himself many times over in a certain death situation that he manages to turn around and win.
8th Jan '16 1:51:54 PM AnneElliotsCat
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* Alternatively, this troper can totally see him as becoming the anthropomorphic personification of The Law.

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* Alternatively, this troper can totally see him as becoming the anthropomorphic personification of The Law. And perhaps being known as "Old Stoneface" or "The Guarding Dark," depending on your ethnic or religious background.
25th Nov '15 1:26:14 PM Elisabel
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* This makes so much sense. ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' says (paraphrasing) "he wasn't actually a dictator; he never told anyone what to do". He simply makes a situation in which people will ''do'' what he wants them to do. It may be he's working towards ''a city that "goes" by itself''. This can explain why (also in ''Guards! Guards!'') he doesn't tell Vimes about the key - he's gotten used to only influencing situations by the most strategic and necessary touches, and Vimes can clearly escape the dungeon by himself - and why (in ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'') he let the Watch solve his poisoning when he knew the answer long before they did - he's decided a competent police force ''will'' be good for a city that runs itself, and he wants to see that they're competent. (Besides the fact that he finds Vimes entertaining.)
29th Oct '15 6:49:07 PM cillianflood
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And it will be a dual Rincewind/Death novel detailing the accepting of death and finally showing the end to the first protagonist. Probably won't happen, but I don't believe it's true, it never will be.

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And it will be a dual Rincewind/Death novel detailing the accepting of death and finally showing the end to the first protagonist. Probably won't happen, but if I don't believe it's true, it never will be.
21st Oct '15 8:29:07 PM Sharlee
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* Certainly trolls accept the notion of prophecy, and one of theirs came true after a ''very'' long time: the '''very first''' troll characters in the series (not counting the non-speaking role of Offler's unlucky playing piece in ''The Colour of Magic'') befriended Rincewind in ''The Light Fantastic'' because of a prophecy that he'd come looking for onions.
20th Oct '15 12:37:54 PM cillianflood
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[[WMG: The final Discworld Novel will be published posthumously on a significant anniversary]]
And it will be a dual Rincewind/Death novel detailing the accepting of death and finally showing the end to the first protagonist. Probably won't happen, but I don't believe it's true, it never will be.
4th Oct '15 7:44:41 AM Duras1989
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[[WMG: [[Literature/ASymphonyOfEternity Metternich]] is from the Disc and is related to Rincewind.]]
*He's remarked several times that he at one point that he arrived in the empire, meaning that he emigrated from somewhere else.
**His inner monologues are similar to a Pratchet character and like Vimes, Cohen, Rincewind, GW and many others, he found himself many times over in a certain death situation that he manages to turn around and win.
14th Sep '15 7:01:31 AM Sharlee
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Normal rats have lifespans of about two years, barring accidents. ''Talking'' rats probably live somewhat longer, if Gaspode's example is anything to go by: he was seven in ''Moving Pictures'', so by rights shouldn't even be alive anymore if he had a normal dog's life expectancy. Therefore, all Clan rats ought to have long lives compared to normal rodents, so Dangerous Beans (who was born post-Change) started out with the enhance baseline lifespan of any talking rat. On top of that, Maurice gave up one of ''his'' nine lives to save Dangerous Beans when the little rat was dying: a talking ''cat's'' life, which would naturally be proportionately longer than a talking rat's. (Large cat breeds live about 12 years, and that's without being able to talk.) This gift put a cat-sized dose of extra sand into Dangerous Beans's hourglass, meaning he'll be able to live out a talking rat's life ''plus'' one talking-cat-life's worth, potentially outliving hundreds of generations of Clan-mates.

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Normal rats have lifespans of about two years, barring accidents. ''Talking'' rats probably live somewhat longer, if Gaspode's example is anything to go by: he was seven in ''Moving Pictures'', so by rights shouldn't even be alive anymore if he had a normal dog's life expectancy. Therefore, all Clan rats ought to have long lives compared to normal rodents, so Dangerous Beans (who was born post-Change) started out with the enhance enhanced baseline lifespan of any talking rat. On top of that, Maurice gave up one of ''his'' nine lives to save Dangerous Beans when the little rat was dying: a talking ''cat's'' life, which would naturally be proportionately longer than a talking rat's. (Large cat breeds live about 12 years, and that's without being able to talk.) This gift put a cat-sized dose of extra sand into Dangerous Beans's hourglass, meaning he'll be able to live out a talking rat's life ''plus'' one talking-cat-life's worth, potentially outliving hundreds of generations of Clan-mates.
14th Sep '15 7:00:55 AM Sharlee
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[[WMG: Dangerous Beans will become the longest-lived rat of all time.]]
Normal rats have lifespans of about two years, barring accidents. ''Talking'' rats probably live somewhat longer, if Gaspode's example is anything to go by: he was seven in ''Moving Pictures'', so by rights shouldn't even be alive anymore if he had a normal dog's life expectancy. Therefore, all Clan rats ought to have long lives compared to normal rodents, so Dangerous Beans (who was born post-Change) started out with the enhance baseline lifespan of any talking rat. On top of that, Maurice gave up one of ''his'' nine lives to save Dangerous Beans when the little rat was dying: a talking ''cat's'' life, which would naturally be proportionately longer than a talking rat's. (Large cat breeds live about 12 years, and that's without being able to talk.) This gift put a cat-sized dose of extra sand into Dangerous Beans's hourglass, meaning he'll be able to live out a talking rat's life ''plus'' one talking-cat-life's worth, potentially outliving hundreds of generations of Clan-mates.
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