WMGs for Discworld / Unseen Academicals. Warning: Potential unmarked spoilers.
Lady Margolotta trained Nutt specifically to be a perfect Machiavellian dictator.Both loved and feared. People (both individuals and as in "a people") love him for who he is, and fear him for what he is (a superintelligent read-the-book-and-find-out). He has potential to be an even better Chessmaster than Vetinari, since people are less predictable than chess pieces and he uses that to his advantage.
Nutt is a heavily altered Big Boss clone.Like Solid Snake, he's highly intelligent, skilled, multilingual, badass (eventually), and is a rather horrible flirt. Like Liquid, he has serious self-worth issues and unnatural durability. Throwing in a little Otacon DNA could account for the technical prowess and adorkability.
Glenda is a witch.Possibly without realising it (kinda like Tiffany's grandmother). We don't know if she has any actual magic power, but witchcraft is mostly about having the right sort of personality and intelligence and she does have that. (Also, it makes the idea of her, Nutt and Oats having adventures in Überwald just a little more awesome.)
Terry Pratchett plays WarhammerSee above.
Pepe's problem......was not just being gay when he mentions that you have to be tough to grow up poor with his preferences. Given the general nature of the Discworld and the Word of God about him and Madame Sharn, he was the one thing that's worse—a xenophile, with a specific thing for dwarfs.
Nutt will become Vetinari's successor.As the top of the page mentions, he's got the potential to be an even better Chessmaster. He managed to get the entirety of the football stadium to cheer for him. He can talk people better. He works. And Vetinari likes him. He's the man the city needs.
Orc speculationHaving football hooligans and orcs in the same book?
Agnes is with Mightily Oats in Uberwald
Nutt will turn the orcs into a football teamAfter he goes out and civilizes the other orcs he'll bring them back to Ankh-Morpork and use their teamwork instincts to make them into an all-orc football team, because that would be awesome
This is the book where Vetinari wonJust what does Vetinari want? In this book we learn his second goal, in addition to making Ankh-Morpork work, "to prove the moral superior of the supreme being." Since the early days of when Discworld was becoming what it is now, Vetinari had been slowly but inexorably drawing together first the various human factions, then drawing in Dwarfs, then Trolle, Werewolves, Vampires, Nobby Nobbs, Gorgons, letting them all in, giving them ALL a chance. In this book he manipulates the Shove into conquering itself and gets Ankh-Morpork to think "hey them Orcs aren't so bad after all." Most telling of all, he has cultivated a city alone on the Disc where citizens will break into his palace to warn him. Granted, he's Vetinari so he already knew, but since his successor will not be him (this being the very point of a successor), he has given the next man or woman for the job the gift of a populace who gives a damn.
The "little brother" isn't the only special power Discworld's orcs were 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 orcs even more 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.
Orcs never actually ate their own dead after a battle.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 Horror Hunger brought on by their Healing Factor, 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.
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 as Archchancellor of Brazeneck University was an added bonus.