Fridge / Reaper Man

Fridge Brilliance

  • Death's new name? Bill Door. In Eric, Eric and Rincewind decide that the bill is "what you get when there's nothing left and everything's been used up." What do you get when there's nothing left and everything's been used up? Death. A door is a transition. Death is also a transition. So his name here means "Final Transition."
  • Death's scythe, the one he used against the New Death being more effective than the one he purposely sharpened with anything to grindstone to silk to light makes sense. Light is a physical phenomenon; anger is an emotion.
  • The fact the most effective scythe was used for harvesting is also brilliant. It was a symbol of Death's responsibility, not a simple weapon like the specially-made scythe was.
  • The snow globes initially appear, of all places, in Dibbler's basement stockroom. They're actually the eggs of a living shopping mall. What other environment would they gravitate towards, if not that of Ankh-Morpork's greatest purveyor of the cheap, the over-hyped and the tacky?
  • Realizing that the intruder in the Temple is making it past all the traps, the two priests scream in terror that it's Mrs. Cake. Their terror is actually justified, because her precognition means that Mrs. Cake probably could walk right through all those death traps, unscathed.
  • Under the idea that 'someone is (finally) dead when the ripples they've caused in the world die out': Interesting Times has Rincewind find a cave with a plaque — the only text being the name "One Sun Mirror". It then gets pointed out, in narration, that if anyone got this far without knowing the name, then everything based on his works would have to be gone too... One Sun Mirror would be completely dead and forgotten.
  • At the end of the story, Death suggests that the Death of Rats ride a dog, rejecting the idea of riding a cat. Itís not a bad idea and Death is fond of cats, but cats are more associated with witches in Discworld.