History YMMV / Mort

7th Apr '18 5:10:44 AM Aquila89
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* MagnificentBastard: We don't get to see him much, but it's implied that the Duke of Sto Helit is one. Certainly given that when he arranged King Olerve's assassination, Olerve can only admire the elegance of his method.

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* MagnificentBastard: We don't get to see him much, but it's implied that the Duke of Sto Helit is one. Certainly given that when he arranged King Olerve's assassination, Olerve can only admire the elegance of his method. Moreover, according to Keli's "life book", after murdering his way to the throne, he will become a great ruler, unite Sto Lat and Sto Helit and create a hundred years of peace and plenty. [[spoiler:Mort eventually ends up in his place and has to ensure that this will happen.]]
9th Mar '18 8:17:10 AM MasterFuzzy
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* FridgeBrilliance:
** At first the ending of the book seems like [[spoiler:a DeusExMachina, or even a bit of an AssPull.]] However, it makes perfect sense if you're willing to accept Death as a MagnificentBastard. Ysabell had said earlier in the novel that [[spoiler:Death had only brought Mort on board to marry her, and never had any need of an apprentice.]] Having secured Mort, Death gave him just enough responsibility to [[spoiler:[[IncrediblyLamePun screw up royally,]] then moved in to fix the problem by ''having Mort marry Ysabell.'']] Things turn out suspiciously well for Death despite his apparently laid-back attitude. In fact, once we read ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' it turns out this is most definitely the case: [[spoiler: Remember that Death has a non-linear view of time. When he saw Susan immediately before turning Mort's hourglass and saving him, he ''winked'' at her, indicating he was aware of her significance in these events. Death knew what was going to happen the whole time. In fact, it may well be that he decided to spare Mort simply because he knew he was going to, creating a StableTimeLoop.]]
** Apparently, if Death is sharing his role with someone, it's possible for him to [[spoiler: absorb their characteristics]]. This is one possible explanation for why he was [[AxCrazy so different]] in the first and second books -- at the time he was sharing a role with Scrofula, a petty, malicious disease bringer.
14th Dec '17 3:11:37 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* NightmareFuel: Mort's nightmare of becoming Death and destroying everything is pretty eerie.

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* NightmareFuel: Literally; Mort's nightmare of becoming Death and destroying everything is pretty eerie.
9th Nov '17 4:40:03 AM GothicProphet
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* NightmareFuel: Mort's nightmare of becoming Death and destroying everything is pretty eerie.

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* NightmareFuel: Mort's nightmare of becoming Death and destroying everything is pretty eerie.eerie.
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6th Nov '17 8:40:52 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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** The entire HappyEnding becomes this after ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' revealed that [[spoiler:Mort and Ysabell went on to die young in a traffic accident. Au revoir, indeed.]]
6th Nov '17 8:37:46 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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** The entire HappyEnding becomes this after ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' revealed that [[spoiler:Mort and Ysabell went on to die young in a traffic accident. Au revoir, indeed.]]



* MagnificentBastard: We don't get to see him much, but it's implied that the Duke of Sto Helit is one. Certainly given that when he arranged King Olerve's assassination, Olerve can only admire the elegance of his method.

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* MagnificentBastard: We don't get to see him much, but it's implied that the Duke of Sto Helit is one. Certainly given that when he arranged King Olerve's assassination, Olerve can only admire the elegance of his method.method.
* NightmareFuel: Mort's nightmare of becoming Death and destroying everything is pretty eerie.
12th Jun '17 5:43:10 AM hitmonkey
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** At first the ending of the book seems like [[spoiler:a DeusExMachina, or even a bit of an AssPull.]] However, it makes perfect sense if you're willing to accept Death as a MagnificentBastard. Ysabell had said earlier in the novel that [[spoiler:Death had only brought Mort on board to marry her, and never had any need of an apprentice.]] Having secured Mort, Death gave him just enough responsibility to [[spoiler:[[IncrediblyLamePun screw up royally,]] then moved in to fix the problem by ''having Mort marry Ysabell.'']] Things things turn out suspiciously well for Death despite his apparently laid-back attitude. In fact, once we read ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' it turns out this is most definitely the case: [[spoiler: Remember that Death has a non-linear view of time. When he saw Susan immediately before turning Mort's hourglass and saving him, he ''winked'' at her, indicating he was aware of her significance in these events. Death knew what was going to happen the whole time. In fact, it may well be that he decided to spare Mort simply because he knew he was going to, creating a StableTimeLoop.]]

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** At first the ending of the book seems like [[spoiler:a DeusExMachina, or even a bit of an AssPull.]] However, it makes perfect sense if you're willing to accept Death as a MagnificentBastard. Ysabell had said earlier in the novel that [[spoiler:Death had only brought Mort on board to marry her, and never had any need of an apprentice.]] Having secured Mort, Death gave him just enough responsibility to [[spoiler:[[IncrediblyLamePun screw up royally,]] then moved in to fix the problem by ''having Mort marry Ysabell.'']] Things things turn out suspiciously well for Death despite his apparently laid-back attitude. In fact, once we read ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' it turns out this is most definitely the case: [[spoiler: Remember that Death has a non-linear view of time. When he saw Susan immediately before turning Mort's hourglass and saving him, he ''winked'' at her, indicating he was aware of her significance in these events. Death knew what was going to happen the whole time. In fact, it may well be that he decided to spare Mort simply because he knew he was going to, creating a StableTimeLoop.]]
3rd Mar '17 6:21:09 PM SideburnsKid
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6th Jun '16 6:49:55 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* FridgeBrilliance: At first the ending of the book seems like [[spoiler:a DeusExMachina, or even a bit of an AssPull.]] However, it makes perfect sense if you're willing to accept Death as a MagnificentBastard. Ysabell had said earlier in the novel that [[spoiler:Death had only brought Mort on board to marry her, and never had any need of an apprentice.]] Having secured Mort, Death gave him just enough responsibility to [[spoiler:[[IncrediblyLamePun screw up royally,]] then moved in to fix the problem by ''having Mort marry Ysabell.'']] More of a BatmanGambit, since it could have gone either way, but things things turn out suspiciously well for Death despite his apparently laid-back attitude.
** In fact, once we read ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' it turns out this is most definitely the case: [[spoiler: Remember that Death has a non-linear view of time. And when he saw Susan immediately before turning Mort's hourglass and saving him, he ''winked'' at her, indicating he was aware of her significance in these events. Death knew what was going to happen the whole time. In fact, it may well be that he decided to spare Mort simply because he knew he was going to, creating a StableTimeLoop.]]

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* FridgeBrilliance: FridgeBrilliance:
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At first the ending of the book seems like [[spoiler:a DeusExMachina, or even a bit of an AssPull.]] However, it makes perfect sense if you're willing to accept Death as a MagnificentBastard. Ysabell had said earlier in the novel that [[spoiler:Death had only brought Mort on board to marry her, and never had any need of an apprentice.]] Having secured Mort, Death gave him just enough responsibility to [[spoiler:[[IncrediblyLamePun screw up royally,]] then moved in to fix the problem by ''having Mort marry Ysabell.'']] More of a BatmanGambit, since it could have gone either way, but things '']] Things things turn out suspiciously well for Death despite his apparently laid-back attitude.
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attitude. In fact, once we read ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' it turns out this is most definitely the case: [[spoiler: Remember that Death has a non-linear view of time. And when When he saw Susan immediately before turning Mort's hourglass and saving him, he ''winked'' at her, indicating he was aware of her significance in these events. Death knew what was going to happen the whole time. In fact, it may well be that he decided to spare Mort simply because he knew he was going to, creating a StableTimeLoop.]]



* HilariousInHindsight: [[AC:[[{{Discworld/SoulMusic}} I'm not made to be a grandfather.]]]]
** Also, While Mort is talking to Albert about the afterlife and his enemies that may be over there, Mort tells him that he'll need "[[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog friends on the other side]]."

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* HilariousInHindsight: [[AC:[[{{Discworld/SoulMusic}} HilariousInHindsight:
**[[AC:[[{{Discworld/SoulMusic}}
I'm not made to be a grandfather.]]]]
** Also, While Mort is talking to Albert about the afterlife and his enemies that may be over there, Mort tells him that he'll need "[[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog friends on the other side]]."



* MagnificentBastard: We don't get to see him much, but it's pretty well implied that the Duke of Sto Helit is one. Certainly given that when he arranged King Olerve's assassination, Olerve can only admire the elegance of his method...

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* MagnificentBastard: We don't get to see him much, but it's pretty well implied that the Duke of Sto Helit is one. Certainly given that when he arranged King Olerve's assassination, Olerve can only admire the elegance of his method...method.
13th Mar '15 5:34:27 PM Eegah
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: Death being a cat lover who gives them all the death of kings, after Terry Pratchett's own appointment with the Reaper Man occurred with his cat on the bed with him.
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