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9th Apr '16 9:55:51 AM Sharlee
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Because after the entire city got to witness [[spoiler: Trev's spectacular winning play performed with a ''tin can'']], everyone will want to emulate that play in future games. So sales of the "new ball" will plummet and [[spoiler: rival sports-equipment makers will start producing fancy top-quality tin cans instead]].

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Because after the entire city got to witness [[spoiler: Trev's spectacular winning play performed with a ''tin can'']], everyone will want to emulate that play in future games. So sales of the "new ball" will plummet and [[spoiler: rival sports-equipment makers will start producing fancy top-quality high-quality tin cans instead]].
9th Apr '16 9:55:12 AM Sharlee
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Because after the entire city got to witness [[spoiler: Trev's spectacular winning play performed with a tin can]], everyone will want to emulate that play in future games. So sales of the "new ball" will plummet and [[spoiler: rival sports-equipment makers will start producing fancy top-quality tin cans instead]].

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Because after the entire city got to witness [[spoiler: Trev's spectacular winning play performed with a tin can]], ''tin can'']], everyone will want to emulate that play in future games. So sales of the "new ball" will plummet and [[spoiler: rival sports-equipment makers will start producing fancy top-quality tin cans instead]].
9th Apr '16 9:54:40 AM Sharlee
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[[WMG: The dwarf who made the "new ball" is going to go broke.]]
Because after the entire city got to witness [[spoiler: Trev's spectacular winning play performed with a tin can]], everyone will want to emulate that play in future games. So sales of the "new ball" will plummet and [[spoiler: rival sports-equipment makers will start producing fancy top-quality tin cans instead]].
23rd Feb '15 1:32:17 PM StFan
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** Agnes has a very brief appearance in AHatFullOfSky at the Witch Trials. There's no evidence that she has a 'steading' in Lancre or lives there all yaer round, though (and Tiffany leaves Lancre after her training is over- it wouldn't be too hard to broomstick in for one day).

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** Agnes has a very brief appearance in AHatFullOfSky ''Discworld/AHatFullOfSky'' at the Witch Trials. There's no evidence that she has a 'steading' "steading" in Lancre or lives there all yaer year round, though (and Tiffany leaves Lancre after her training is over- over -- it wouldn't be too hard to broomstick in for one day).
27th Dec '14 5:41:51 AM Nithael
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** In a similar vein to the above, though this may well be a coincidence, there's an [[spoiler:orc]] in the {{Warcraft}} series who was also [[spoiler: deliberately taken away from his kind and given an extensive education, which left him eloquent and polite. Thrall, too, spent his early childhood in horrible living conditions and developed a strong bond with a human girl who showed him kindness. Then he went back to the orcs and led them towards a less destructive path.]]

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** In a similar vein to the above, though this may well be a coincidence, there's an [[spoiler:orc]] in the {{Warcraft}} ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' series who was also [[spoiler: deliberately taken away from his kind and given an extensive education, which left him eloquent and polite. Thrall, too, spent his early childhood in horrible living conditions and developed a strong bond with a human girl who showed him kindness. Then he went back to the orcs and led them towards a less destructive path.]]
5th Nov '14 9:52:34 AM Willbyr
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** There actually exists [[BloodBowl a tabletop football game set in the Warhammer universe]]. Granted, it uses ''American'' football...

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** There actually exists [[BloodBowl [[TabletopGame/BloodBowl a tabletop football game set in the Warhammer universe]]. Granted, it uses ''American'' football...
18th Aug '13 6:57:09 PM Willbyr
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** Speaking of [[spoiler:orcs]], it's easy to see a parallel between Nutt and [[Series/StargateSG1 another]] member of a race of formerly enslaved {{super soldier}}s who is [[WarriorPoet philosophical]], [[SpockSpeak well-spoken]], well-read, and has a little something inside of him that helps heal injuries.[[hottip:+:Nutt calling it "Little Brother" is very evocative of O'Neill's nickname for Teal'c's symbiote: "Junior."]]

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** Speaking of [[spoiler:orcs]], it's easy to see a parallel between Nutt and [[Series/StargateSG1 another]] member of a race of formerly enslaved {{super soldier}}s who is [[WarriorPoet philosophical]], [[SpockSpeak well-spoken]], well-read, and has a little something inside of him that helps heal injuries.[[hottip:+:Nutt [[note]]Nutt calling it "Little Brother" is very evocative of O'Neill's nickname for Teal'c's symbiote: "Junior."]]"[[/note]]
31st Jul '13 5:30:45 PM Misuki
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[[WMG: The Dean didn't leave the [=UU=] for money.]]
He's originally from Pseudopolis, so he was probably homesick. The prestige of his new title [[spoiler: as Archchancellor of Brazeneck University]] was an added bonus.
20th Jul '13 10:44:23 PM SharleeD
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Nutt repeatedly demonstrates an ability to make himself look smaller, skinnier, and inherently harmless. While this wouldn't be much use for grunt shock-troops of the Unholy Empire, the ''opposite'' power -- either projecting an image that they're bigger, huskier, and more menacing, or actually ''growing'' to become that way -- would make them still more formidable in battle. Nutt has this ability, just like his ancestors, but due to his insecurities and desire to seem non-threatening, he unconsciously employs it ''in reverse''.

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Nutt repeatedly demonstrates an ability to make himself look smaller, skinnier, and inherently harmless. While this wouldn't be much use for grunt shock-troops of the Unholy Empire, the ''opposite'' power -- either projecting an image that they're bigger, huskier, and more menacing, or actually ''growing'' to become that way -- would make them still orcs even more formidable in battle.dreaded as opponents. Nutt has this ability, just like his ancestors, but due to his insecurities and desire to seem non-threatening, he unconsciously employs it ''in reverse''.
20th Jul '13 10:33:55 PM SharleeD
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[[WMG: The "little brother" isn't the only special power Discworld's orcs were created with.]]
Nutt repeatedly demonstrates an ability to make himself look smaller, skinnier, and inherently harmless. While this wouldn't be much use for grunt shock-troops of the Unholy Empire, the ''opposite'' power -- either projecting an image that they're bigger, huskier, and more menacing, or actually ''growing'' to become that way -- would make them even more formidable in battle. Nutt has this ability, just like his ancestors, but due to his insecurities and desire to seem non-threatening, he unconsciously and constantly employs it ''in reverse''.

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[[WMG: The "little brother" isn't the only special power Discworld's orcs were created equipped with.]]
Nutt repeatedly demonstrates an ability to make himself look smaller, skinnier, and inherently harmless. While this wouldn't be much use for grunt shock-troops of the Unholy Empire, the ''opposite'' power -- either projecting an image that they're bigger, huskier, and more menacing, or actually ''growing'' to become that way -- would make them even still more formidable in battle. Nutt has this ability, just like his ancestors, but due to his insecurities and desire to seem non-threatening, he unconsciously and constantly employs it ''in reverse''.



Opponents of orcs didn't know about the "little brother", which ensured that any fallen orc whose body wasn't mutilated beyond recognition would recover. After a battle, any "dead" orcs would revive and devour the non-orcish dead in mindless, instinctive HorrorHunger brought on by their HealingFactor, then collapse unconscious with swollen bellies. Spies from the enemy would scout out the battlefield to assess the situation, see a bunch of sleeping fat orcs and an absence of dead ones, and leap to conclusions.

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Opponents of orcs didn't know about the "little brother", which ensured that any fallen orc whose body wasn't mutilated beyond recognition would recover. After a battle, any "dead" orcs would revive and devour the non-orcish dead in mindless, instinctive HorrorHunger brought on by their HealingFactor, then collapse unconscious with swollen bellies. Spies from the enemy would scout out the battlefield to assess the situation, see a bunch of sleeping fat orcs and an absence of dead ones, and leap to all the wrong conclusions.
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