main index




Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
Kickstarter Message
TV Tropes Needs Your Help
Big things are happening on TV Tropes! New admins, new designs, fewer ads, mobile versions, beta testing opportunities, thematic discovery engine, fun trope tools and toys, and much more - Learn how to help here and discuss here.
View Kickstarter Project
Fridge: Thief of Time
Fridge Brilliance: At the very beginning, Death watches the birth and wonders if that's what the problem was, or what the solution is going to be. A following exchange occurs:
Death of Rats: Squeak.
Death: Quite so. You may very well be right.
  • Only during the second reading, one can understand what the Death of Rats meant: "Both."
  • It's also Fridge Brilliance that Death only saw Wen fetching Nanny Ogg, not the actual birth. Not only does this conceal the fact that Lobsang and Jeremy are the same person, but it also hides how Death, himself, can't actually see Lobsang.

  • How do Susan and Myria/Unity kill Auditors by the score? Chocolate. You might consider it, even, a genocidal tactic. Back in Soul Music, what did Susan's inner monologue name as her mother's favorite dish? Genocide by Chocolate.

  • Meta-example: When you read Night Watch, then go back to Thief of Time and realize that the entire section which occurs while time is stopped was happening simultaneously with Vimes' and Carcer's jump back to the past.
  • Lu-Tze claims that the word "ninja" is Agatean for "the breaking wind". In other words, they're silent but deadly.
Fridge Logic:
  • It's implied that Jeremy attacked a clockmaker because he set his clock five minutes fast. Seems legit. But it's also established that Jeremy owns a watch that runs about five seconds fast, so that he and other people are warned to cover their ears when his other clocks chime the hour. Given how many clocks he has and how accurate they are, also legit. But isn't keeping a watch set five seconds fast hypocritical after attacking someone who set it fast as well?
    • I've always interpreted that as his alarm being set early. Like 7:59 instead of 8:00. As long as it's telling time accurately and going off at the correct time, Jeremy's okay with it.

TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from
Privacy Policy