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* OurSphinxesAreDifferent: When Pteppic and Ptraci are attempting to reenter Djelibeybi, they pass through a misty land not entirely in any dimension where they encounter the Sphinx, who asks them her famous riddle with the equally famous penalty, and will not let them pass unless they answer it.

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* OurSphinxesAreDifferent: When Pteppic and Ptraci are is attempting to reenter Djelibeybi, they pass he passes through a misty land not entirely in any dimension where they encounter he encounters the Sphinx, who asks them him her famous riddle with the equally famous penalty, and will not let them him pass unless they answer he answers it.


* RoyalInbreeding: High Priest Dios suggests that newly-crowned pharaoh Teppic marry any available female relative, such as his aunt. Teppic is horrified. Dios, ComicallyMissingThePoint, regretfully muses that it's a pity that Teppic doesn't have any sisters -- ironically, he ''does'' have a half-sister (probably), Ptraci, and there's genuine {{UST}} between them, but Teppic backs of sharply when he finds out.

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* RoyalInbreeding: High Priest Dios suggests that newly-crowned pharaoh Teppic marry any available female relative, such as his aunt. Teppic is horrified. Dios, ComicallyMissingThePoint, regretfully muses that it's a pity that Teppic doesn't have any sisters -- ironically, he ''does'' have a half-sister (probably), Ptraci, and there's genuine {{UST}} between them, but Teppic backs of off sharply when he finds out.


* GroinAttack: You Bastard saves himself and Teppic (but mostly himself) from a shady camel salesman and his henchpeople with a very carefully calculated one, prompting by seeing the henchmen holding a pair of bricks. You Bastard, figuring there's only ''one'' use a camel salesman would have for two bricks, decides to Do Unto Them before Being Done is Done Unto Him.

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* GroinAttack: You Bastard saves himself and Teppic (but mostly himself) from a shady camel salesman and his henchpeople with a very carefully calculated one, prompting prompted by seeing the henchmen holding a pair of bricks. You Bastard, figuring there's only ''one'' use a camel salesman would have for two bricks, decides to Do Unto Them before Being Done is Done Unto Him.


* NowILayMeDownToSleep: One of the flashback scenes during Teppic's assassin examination involved a classmate performing his bedtime prayers... which involved the ritual sacrifice of a goat.

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* NowILayMeDownToSleep: One of the flashback scenes during Teppic's assassin examination involved a classmate performing his bedtime prayers... which involved occult pentagrams and the ritual sacrifice of a goat.



* OurSphinxesAreDifferent: When Pteppic and Ptraci are attempting to reenter Djelibeybi, they pass through a misty land not entirely in any dimension where they encounter the Sphinx, who asks them her famous riddle with the equally famous penalty, and will not let them pass unless they answer it.



* RoyalInbreeding: High Priest Dios suggests that newly-crowned pharaoh Teppic marry any available female relative, such as his aunt. Teppic is horrified. Dios, ComicallyMissingThePoint, regretfully muses that it's a pity that Teppic doesn't have any sisters - ironically, he ''does'' have a half-sister (probably), Ptraci, and there's genuine {{UST}} between them, but Teppic backs of sharply when he finds out.

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* RoyalInbreeding: High Priest Dios suggests that newly-crowned pharaoh Teppic marry any available female relative, such as his aunt. Teppic is horrified. Dios, ComicallyMissingThePoint, regretfully muses that it's a pity that Teppic doesn't have any sisters - -- ironically, he ''does'' have a half-sister (probably), Ptraci, and there's genuine {{UST}} between them, but Teppic backs of sharply when he finds out.

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* PoisonRing: One of Pteppic's teachers at the Assassins' school, Lady T'Malia, wears a lot of these; students sometimes have to be advised ''not'' to try kissing her ring as a greeting.


* EvilChancellor: Dios is more of an evil priest than an evil chancellor, but the trope is referenced in describing him. "It is a fact as immutable as the Third Law of Sod that there is no such thing as a good GrandVizier. A predilection to cackle and plot is apparently part of the job spec. High Priests are the same way. No sooner than they're given the funny hats, they start getting ideas about throwing virgins into volcanoes."

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* EvilChancellor: Dios is more of an evil priest than an evil chancellor, but the trope is referenced in describing him. "It is a fact as immutable as the Third Law of Sod that there is no such thing as a good GrandVizier.Grand Vizier. A predilection to cackle and plot is apparently part of the job spec. High Priests are the same way. No sooner than they're given the funny hats, they start getting ideas about throwing virgins into volcanoes."



%% * EvilChancellor: Dios is more of an evil priest than an evil chancellor, but the trope is referenced in describing him. "It is a fact as immutable as the Third Law of Sod that there is no such thing as a good GrandVizier. A predilection to cackle and plot is apparently part of the job spec. High Priests are the same way. No sooner than they're given the funny hats, they start getting ideas about throwing virgins into volcanoes."

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%% * EvilChancellor: Dios is more of an evil priest than an evil chancellor, but the trope is referenced in describing him. "It is a fact as immutable as the Third Law of Sod that there is no such thing as a good GrandVizier.Grand Vizier. A predilection to cackle and plot is apparently part of the job spec. High Priests are the same way. No sooner than they're given the funny hats, they start getting ideas about throwing virgins into volcanoes."


Preceded by ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'', followed by ''Discworld/GuardsGuards''.

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Preceded by ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'', ''Literature/WyrdSisters'', followed by ''Discworld/GuardsGuards''.''Literature/GuardsGuards''.



* BilingualBonus: If you're up to speed on your CanisLatinicus, the name of one of the warriors mentioned in Copolymer's ''[[Literature/TheIliad Iliad]]'' parody, Lavaeolus, translates to "Rinser of Winds". (Lavaeolus later [[BrickJoke shows up in person]] in ''Discworld/{{Eric}}'', where he does indeed turn out to be Rincewind's ancestor.)

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* BilingualBonus: If you're up to speed on your CanisLatinicus, the name of one of the warriors mentioned in Copolymer's ''[[Literature/TheIliad Iliad]]'' parody, Lavaeolus, translates to "Rinser of Winds". (Lavaeolus later [[BrickJoke shows up in person]] in ''Discworld/{{Eric}}'', ''Literature/{{Eric}}'', where he does indeed turn out to be Rincewind's ancestor.)



* ContinuityNod: Teppic discovers the reason why he had a headache before his exam was that he went on to drink reannual wine to celebrate (which grows backwards in time, introduced in ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic''), and the 'hangunder' affected him ''before'' he drank it.

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* ContinuityNod: Teppic discovers the reason why he had a headache before his exam was that he went on to drink reannual wine to celebrate (which grows backwards in time, introduced in ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic''), ''Literature/TheColourOfMagic''), and the 'hangunder' affected him ''before'' he drank it.



* HistoryRepeats: For [[Discworld/WyrdSisters the second book in a row]], [[spoiler:a [[RightfulKingReturns prince returns to his kingdom]] only to decide [[SubvertedTrope he doesn't actually want to be king]], leaving the throne to be taken up by a previously unsuspected heir (who may not actually be of royal blood).]]

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* HistoryRepeats: For [[Discworld/WyrdSisters [[Literature/WyrdSisters the second book in a row]], [[spoiler:a [[RightfulKingReturns prince returns to his kingdom]] only to decide [[SubvertedTrope he doesn't actually want to be king]], leaving the throne to be taken up by a previously unsuspected heir (who may not actually be of royal blood).]]


** Of course the literal translation of 'Djelibeybi' is child of the Djel. Djeli-baby...[[note]]It os a;so suggested that this is a sideways {{Homage}} to the [[Series/DoctorWho Fourth Doctor]], a man who could manipulate Time with ease and who always carried a bag in his pocket in order to hand them out.[[/note]]

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** Of course the literal translation of 'Djelibeybi' is child of the Djel. Djeli-baby...[[note]]It os a;so is also suggested that this is a sideways {{Homage}} to the [[Series/DoctorWho Fourth Doctor]], a man who could manipulate Time with ease and who always carried a bag in his pocket in order to hand them out.[[/note]]

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* BaitAndSwitch: Teppic's father tells an ancestor, recently freed from his pyramid, that he hates pyramids. The ancestor tells him that he does not, seeming to imply Teppic's father is obligated to be in favour of pyramids. He then clarifies that what he means is that what Teppic's father feels for pyramids is a ''mild dislike'' - if he hasn't been trapped in one of the damn things for a few thousand years, he can't know what it is to truly ''hate'' them!

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* UltimateFinalExam: The final exam for students of the Assassins' Guild requires them to cross an extremely dangerous obstacle course in the rooftops over Ankh-Morpork, risking fatal falls and loosened handholds every step of the way. At the end is a target that must be inhumed in order to pass the test. [[spoiler: Pteppic tries to rebel against the DeadlyGraduation phase by firing his crossbow at the wall, but ends up hitting the target anyway thanks to a ricochet. And it turns out the victim was just a dummy.]]


** The pyramid of the very first king of Djelibeybi carries the inscription [[AC:Khuft had me Made]], a reference to an Anglo-Saxon artefact known as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Jewel Alfred Jewel]].

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** The pyramid of that the very first king of Djelibeybi had built [[spoiler:for Dios]] carries the inscription [[AC:Khuft had me Made]], a reference to an Anglo-Saxon artefact known as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Jewel Alfred Jewel]].


* HistoryRepeats: For [[Discworld/WyrdSisters the second book in a row]], a [[RightfulKingReturns prince returns to his kingdom]] only to decide [[SubvertedTrope he doesn't actually want to be king]], leaving the throne to be taken up by a previously unsuspected heir (who may not actually be of royal blood).

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* HistoryRepeats: For [[Discworld/WyrdSisters the second book in a row]], a [[spoiler:a [[RightfulKingReturns prince returns to his kingdom]] only to decide [[SubvertedTrope he doesn't actually want to be king]], leaving the throne to be taken up by a previously unsuspected heir (who may not actually be of royal blood).]]

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* HistoryRepeats: For [[Discworld/WyrdSisters the second book in a row]], a [[RightfulKingReturns prince returns to his kingdom]] only to decide [[SubvertedTrope he doesn't actually want to be king]], leaving the throne to be taken up by a previously unsuspected heir (who may not actually be of royal blood).


* SnakeOilSalesman: Khuf, the founder of Djelibeybi ([[spoiler:sort of]]), turns out to have been a camel salesman who was forced to flee into the desert to avoid angry customers.

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** The pyramid of the very first king of Djelibeybi carries the inscription [[AC:Khuft had me Made]], a reference to an Anglo-Saxon artefact known as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Jewel Alfred Jewel]].
* SnakeOilSalesman: Khuf, Khuft, the founder of Djelibeybi ([[spoiler:sort of]]), turns out to have been a camel salesman who was forced to flee into the desert to avoid angry customers.

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