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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })The 33rd Discworld book, Going Postal centers around the character Moist von Lipwig, a new main character for the Discworld. A self-admitted con man, the book opens with Lipwig (under the pseudonym Albert Spangler) awaiting execution, because he finally got caught. Albert Spangler is hanged, buried, and gets a nice little paragraph in the Tanty Bugle.Moist von Lipwig, however, wakes up in Lord Vetinari's office, receives a pleasant speech about the nature of angels, and is "offered" a job as the new Postmaster in charge of the now-defunct Ankh-Morpork Post Office. True to form, the first thing he does once he's loose is to run as far away as he can. The next morning, he wakes up when the golem Vetinari set as his parole officer crashes through the door, bodily picks him up along with the horse he acquired, and carries them both back to Ankh-Morpork.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })Despite the complete incompetence of the existing Post staff,note (Stanley Howler, a slightly deranged boy obsessed with pins, and Tolliver Groat, an old man who believes very strongly in his homemade medicines) Moist manages to begin rebuilding the Post Office via the application of a liberal helping of Refuge in Audacity. It helps that the Grand Trunk clacks system note a semaphore tower chain which allows messages to be transmitted great distances very quickly is under new management, a gang of voracious corporate backstabbers who are running it into the ground. Moist's rivalry with Reacher Gilt, the leader of the corporate moneygrubbers, and his budding romance with Adora Belle Dearheart note a cynical, chain-smoking young woman who has been known to drive her spike-heeled shoes through people's feet when provoked provide a bit of backdrop as Moist essentially invents a new system of currency,note by introducing stamps, which people start to use instead of coins single-handedly restores the Ankh-Morpork Post Office, rescues a cat (and two men) from a burning building, summons divine intervention, and exposes the crooked dealings of Gilt and his accomplices to the world.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })Did we mention that Moist is a really big believer in Refuge in Audacity? And that he saved a cat?An adaptation aired on Sky One on May 30 2010.Preceded by Monstrous Regiment, followed by Thud!. The next book in the Moist von Lipwig series is Making Money.Not to be confused with Going Postal, which is a trope.
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Creator Cameo: Terry Pratchett shows up as an unnamed postman at the end.
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Brotherhood of Funny Hats
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Brotherhood of Funny Hats: The Order of the Post, a secret society of postmen. Moist has joined several of these groups before (he even created a few himself), and assumes that their initiation test won't be anything dangerous, only to realise they're taking it very seriously.
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Instant Expert: Subverted; Moist has carefully honed the skill of very rapidly learning just enough about a topic to fake being an expert to non-experts and pass as a less-knowledgeable enthusiast to experts who don't ask too many questions.
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Does This Remind You of Anything?: For many British readers, what Gilt does to the Grand Trunk had a great deal of resonance with what happened to Britain's railways after they were privatised in the 1990s. Especially since the real-world Grand Trunk was a British-owned Canadian railway company.
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"It" Is Dehumanizing: Moist explains to Miss Maccalariat that this is the main reason they use honorifics like "Mister" with the golems.
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Cool Old Guy
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Cool Old Guy: Subverted with "Grandad", the tower-master of clacks tower 181, who supposedly "had been everywhere and knew everything", watching over all the younger staff, including the thirteen-year old girl prodigy, Princess. It's easy to miss the offhand mention that, despite his nickname, he's only twenty-six.
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Genre Savvy
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Genre Savvy: Moist Von Lipwig knows very well how things are supposed to go... and plays the part of the hero, because he is a con artist, and taking advantage of what people expect to see is his major skill. So when he hears that the cat is stuck in the burning building after getting everyone else out safely, he knows that there's only one choice. If he wants to continue this story, he must run back in to save the cat "because that's what the hero does".
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Title Drop: Notably, this is the only book in the main Discworld series to avert this.
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Graceful Loser
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More classically, Gilt and Moist recognise each other for what they truly are more or less at first sight, when they meet at Le Foie Heureux. Moist is left in stunned awe, tempted to offer himself as an apprentice to learn how to do things like the three card trick with entire banks. Gilt, off-balance by the fact that Moist isn't in the Post Office (where Mr Gryle is looking for him) and - it is implied - impressed by the gall and skill it took to successfully forge an invite from Gilt to the extremely posh restaurant they're at, graciously offers to pay their bill. At the end, recognising that he has been beaten by the better con-man, Gilt sends Moist his intentionally pirate-like parrot.
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The Cameo
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The Cameo: There's a very good chance the little old man idly sweeping the floor in the temple of Offler is Lu-Tze from Small Gods and Thief of Time.
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Death from Above
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Death from Above: A favored tactic of wild banshees like Mr. Gryle.
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Looks Like Orlok
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Looks Like Orlok: Mr. Gryle.
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Stealth Pun
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Stealth Pun: Reacher Gilt dresses like a pirate and has a parrot that says "Twelve and a half percent!" In fractions, of course, 12.5 percent equals 1/8th, or "pieces of eight". At the end, Gilt leaves his parrot to Moist. Also, see This Is My Side. For non-commonwealth readers, a Stanley Knife is a box cutter or utility knife.
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Neat Freak
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Neat Freak: Stanley Howler. You might say he's as neat as a pin.
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Adaptational Villainy
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Adaptational Villainy: Although he was a straight villain anyway, Mr. Gryle's set of victims has been expanded to include all of the previous postmasters, because the original explanation that they were killed by the hallucinatory post office was changed. Since they died by falling or fright, and Gryle is a scary flying banshee, it works rather neatly. Vetinari goes from being simply unconcerned whether Moist lives or dies (it's why he sent Moist after a few postmen and clerks died in the position, because Moist is expendable) to condemning him to death a second time for outliving his usefulness. It's not only unnecessarily harsh, it's not exactly putting in the level of thought that Vetinari is known for. For one thing, he could always find more uses for Moist; for another, getting the Watch and the hangman involved might reveal to the city that the postmaster was a criminal...Then again, he probably knew all along that Mr. Pump would save Moist.
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Framing the Guilty Party
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Framing the Guilty Party: Moist enables Vetinari to investigate the Grand Trunk by forging a message from "the dead" that blames the Trunk's Board for fraud, embezzlement, and murder, and then using the Smoking Gnu's expertise to hack the message in place of the Trunk's code, so that the fake message will be read in front of Vetinari and the Watch.
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Chekhov's Gun
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Chekhov's Gun: Early on, Moist notes how people assume someone with a firm handshake and a steady gaze is honest, and how easy those are to fake. When Moist meets Reacher Gilt, he sees right through Gilt's facade by recognizing the man as having the firm handshake and steady gaze of a Consummate Liar who's practiced for years. The dilapidated wizard's tower between Ankh-Morpork and Sto Lat. Unremarkable enough that it hasn't been described on that road in any book before or since, making its mention partway through the book significant. There is a small scene involving clacks tower 181 where a young girl named Alice is learning the trade, receiving and sending messages at an expert rate. One message comes in with no original sender listed and she is told about the concept of those who died on the towers sending final messages back home. Moist exposes the Gilt's corrupt business by forging one such message. Vetinari uses this piece of clacks lore to declare the message trustworthy and its accusations worth investigating. Stanley's obsession with pins, which gives Moist the idea of using many pins on sheets of paper to create easily-cut stamps.
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Adaptation Expansion
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Adaptation Expansion: The filmmakers are deadly determined to give Adora Belle a larger part in the story, with varied results. Adora trying to get the golems to strike is silly, as it requires Ankh-Morpork's leading golem expert failing to understand the nature of golems. Adora devising the Woodpecker herself, though, is so brilliant it makes the viewer regret the author hadn't thought to put it in the book. The filmmakers also chose to have Moist become more unambiguously repentant, rather than retaining the original idea that, whatever else Moist von Lipwig is, he is still a con artist. (This does gradually happen in the books but isn't solidified until Raising Steam). Since the ultimate con he runs (that he can give up everything and go back to being an itinerant con man, which allows him to not do so) is on himself and entirely in his head, it would be hard to do. Tying in with the above point, in this film Moist's fake bonds con is shown to have caused the economic crisis, closing several banks and giving Gilt the opportunity to buy the Trunk, so he has a lot more reason to be repentant. On top of that, the letters, rather than hallucinating the glorious past of the post office, directly show Moist the harm his schemes caused.
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Ironic Name: Adora Belle Dearheart is anything but adorable. Her late brother (affectionately) called her "Killer". Her love interest, Moist von Lipwig, calls her "Spike". Mind you, she's a wonderful person, just not a very likable one (in contrast to Moist, who is, at least pre-character development, not a good person, but incredibly likable).
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As the Good Book Says...
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As the Good Book Says...: The undelivered letters (almost) quote John 1:1 to Moist: "In the beginning there was a Word…"
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Mythology Gag: In several earlier books, it is observed that using multiple exclamation marks is a sign of a deranged mind. In this book, Dave's Pin Exchange (the pin equivalent of a comic book store) styles itself as the "Home of Acuphilia!!!!!" For bonus points, five exclamation points is the exact figure mentioned for being the sign of a deranged mind.
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Verbal Tic: Groat has a tendency to repeat, sir, repeat his words.
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This Is My Side
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This Is My Side: Groat and Stanley's living quarters are an example of this. Stanley maintains the border with a very sharp knife. The table is divided into two halves, but since they only have one salt cellar it gets its own little 'demilitarized zone', a white circle in the middle.
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Hellish Horse: Boris, an extremely ornery stallion that hasn't been broken yet and which the stable master provides for Moist. It was meant to be a bluff, but Moist called it and used Boris anyway.
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Defrosting Ice Queen
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Defrosting Ice Queen/Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Adora Belle Dearheart. Or "Spike", as Moist affectionately calls her.
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Lampshade Hanging: Prominently, Ridcully's attempt to remember a particular wizard — "Thingummy, got a funny name." Like that'll help narrow it down...
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Could Say It, But...
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Could Say It, But...: The Bond One Liners Moist could have said are mentioned, but not used, which actually meant that Pratchett got to include more than one.
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It's Not You, It's Me
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It's Not You, It's Me: Moist to Adora. Quite appropriately, she replies, "Oh! Cliches, as well, now I really am insulted."
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Fantastic Nuke
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Fantastic Nuke: In a Continuity Nod to earlier accounts of the Mage Wars, such as Sourcery:
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Eyes Never Lie: Although supernatural entities in other books play this straight (as the eyes of even gods can't be cloaked with illusion magic), this is subverted and lampshaded when it comes to ordinary dishonest humans. A "firm handshake and a steady gaze" are the most basic tools in Moist's kit to the point where he does it instinctively. Both men he gives the treatment to confidently say that he's clearly an honest man. On the other hand, getting this from Reacher Gilt is what makes Moist recognize him as a con artist on a level he could only dream of.
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Even Evil Has Standards
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Even Evil Has Standards: Deconstructed; despite being an unashamed Con Man and criminal Moist believes himself to not be a particularly bad person because he has certain standards (never killing people, only pulling his cons on those who 'deserve' it, and so forth). During his "The Reason You Suck" Speech, however, Mr. Pump brutally informs him that his standards didn't stop him from ruining innocent lives, hastening deaths (he didn't need to actually hold the blade or even be aware they existed to kill people) and generally making the world a worse place; just because he didn't consider himself to be a particularly evil person doesn't mean that his actions weren't harmful and evil in their way, whether he was aware of it or not. It's especially visible when it turns out Adora Belle used to work for a bank that Moist had swindled, and his internal monologue is full of despairing protest that "this is not fair" (for him) and that "you're not supposed to meet these people afterwards"—thinking he is better than other criminals is only possible as long as he keeps a serious layer of denial. And then played straight with the "Not a hammer" line. And Vetinari and Gilt share a moment of this regarding blithering idiot Horsefry.
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Critical Staffing Shortage: It is revealed that the Royal Post Office in Ankh-Morpork, formerly a city institution employing thousands, has atrophied with the years to a point where only two men remain - an elderly eccentric and a young boy who could be described as a little bit strange. The job of the new manager is to get it up and running again - with a staff of only two men and a cat.
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Mercury's Wings: The Spirit of the Post is a golden statue with a winged helmet, winged sandals and a winged fig leaf. Moist, as Postmaster and possible avatar, gets a gold postman's hat with real pigeon wings attached to it, and a matching pair of boots◊. (There's also some kind of elasticated arrangement, but he decides to forgo this.)
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Incredibly Obvious Tail: Used to great effect by Vetinari. If you see his spy, it's a spy he wants you to see.
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Create Your Own Villain
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Create Your Own Villain: Adora explains that her father lost his business, the original Clacks system, because the bank he loaned money from was victim to fake bond fraud, that Moist started. Guess who took over the Clacks system and is trying to kill Moist?
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Adapted Out
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Adapted Out: Miss Maccalariat, Anghammarad, and the Grand Trunk board members are not in the film.
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Out-Gambitted
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Out-Gambitted: Gilt is a Magnificent Bastard, no doubt about it. Unfortunately for him, he's still not as good as Vetinari.
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Death Faked for You
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Death Faked for You: Vetinari gives Moist a fresh start, but only if he's willing to do a little job.
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Pony Express Rider
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Pony Express Rider: Moist's race against the clacks. Moist also ensures himself a little leeway in the final contest by ensuring that it truly is clacks vs. carriage, so that the Trunk cannot use their horses to ferry the message if a tower breaks down. (He notes that they could beat him without using a single tower by running a pony express.)
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Batman Gambit
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Batman Gambit: Moist tricks Gilt into engineering his own downfall with a gaudy and entirely nonmagical broom.
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Face Death with Dignity
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Face Death with Dignity: Once Moist finally accepts that no, he's not going to receive a miraculous last-second reprieve from the gallows, he becomes surprisingly calm and actually manages some dignified, memorable Famous Last Words. Fortunately for him, he received a post-death reprieve instead.
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Requisite Royal Regalia
 Going Postal / int_3974efe4
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Vermine Cape: Morporkia is wearing one on some of the stamp illustrations in the book (at least the hardcover versions).
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Elder Employee
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Elder Employee: Junior Postman Groat is, in fact, the oldest employee still serving at the Ankh-Morpork Post Office, but the Post Office has been without a Postmaster for so long that there was nobody to promote him. Also are the other, even older postmen who induct Moist as Postmaster General, and later still Anghammarad, a golem several thousand years old whose last job was delivering a message to an island that sank into the sea (and is waiting for it to come back up, carving the message into a new clay tablet when the old one crumbles) and who gets given the rank of Extremely Senior Postman.
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Something Completely Different
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Something Completely Different: This book introduced a new protagonist who proved very popular with fandom (somewhat revitalising the series) as well as being built around a serious point about privatisation—previous Discworld novels sometimes have serious points to make but they always took a back seat to the humour and never dominated the whole book (with the arguable exception of Equal Rites, Small Gods, Jingo, and Night Watch Discworld). In addition, there is a style change to the layout of the novel, with Pratchett including chapters for the first time in the main series since The Light Fantastic (partly in response to a critic who mocked his work for lacking chapters).
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Noodle Incident
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Noodle Incident: Stanley's upbringing: All we know is he was raised by peas. Not on, by. (We do learn that peas are noted for their thoroughness, but that's about it.)
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I Die Free
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I Die Free: Anghammarad. In his death, he finds himself free of all orders, commands, and duties. He can simply sit and do nothing if it is his choice...and he chooses to do just that, sitting on the sand in the black desert. Later, Reacher Gilt takes this trope to its logical conclusion by choosing death over a government job. Vetinari comments afterwards that he admires a man who believes so strongly in freedom.
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Rhetorical Question Blunder
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Rhetorical Question Blunder: When Moist wonders "What's the worst that could happen" if he goes through the Postman's Walk, Mr. Groat helpfully replies "The worst that could happen is you lose all your fingers on one hand, are crippled for life, and break half the bones in your body. Oh, and then they don't let you join."
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Under New Management
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Under New Management: Moist Von Lipwig as the new management of the post office, and Gilt and his cronies at the Grand Trunk.
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Adaptational Heroism
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Adaptational Heroism: Mr. Pony, whose saving ledgers and giving them to Adora helped to bring down Reacher Gilt. In the book, he did something similar by keeping detailed records about how the board constantly refused his recommendations for needed maintenance, but that subplot (and the board itself) was mostly cut.
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The One Thing I Don't Hate About You
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The One Thing I Don't Hate About You: Vetinari and Gilt share a mutual one of these after a third character shows his profound ignorance about the game "Thud".
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Blatant Lies
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Blatant Lies: Not wanting the Watch to pry into his dispute with Reacher Gilt or into his own background, Moist tells them — in a bright, over-innocent voice — that, my goodness, he thought the corpse of Mr. Gryle the banshee was just "a big pigeon", even though Captain Carrot has already told him it was a banshee. Seeing the Watch werewolf wink at him as it pads away seals the deal.
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Moody Mount
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Moody Mount: Moist rides one of these to another city to help save the postal system. He is given one because he asked the stable to not bring him an old decrepit horse, so the workers bring him one which has actually bitten people. Sensing a chance for flair, Moist accepts with gusto to improve his appearance to the crowd. After he arrives, the horse escapes its new handlers and is roaming the plains now.
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Malaproper
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Malaproper: Vetinari tells Moist he's danced "the sisal two-step" instead of "the hemp fandango". He then goes on to confuse "the Agatean Wall" with "the glass ceiling" when talking to the board members. (That one is very deliberate.)
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Tricked to Death
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Tricked to Death: Lord Vetinari offers (at different times) to let both Moist Von Lipwig and Reacher Gilt the opportunity to leave through a specific door, promising them "freedom" if they do. Moist is genre-savvy enough to suspect a trap and refuse, but Reacher does go through the door and falls into the pit just beyond it.
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Worthy Opponent
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Worthy Opponent: Speaking relatively, Vetinari and Reacher Gilt "loathe...every aspect of [each other]'s personal philosophy to a depth unplumbable by any line", each also grant the other that they are not Crispin Horsefry. More classically, Gilt and Moist recognise each other for what they truly are more or less at first sight, when they meet at Le Foie Heureux. Moist is left in stunned awe, tempted to offer himself as an apprentice to learn how to do things like the three card trick with entire banks. Gilt, off-balance by the fact that Moist isn't in the Post Office (where Mr Gryle is looking for him) and - it is implied - impressed by the gall and skill it took to successfully forge an invite from Gilt to the extremely posh restaurant they're at, graciously offers to pay their bill. At the end, recognising that he has been beaten by the better con-man, Gilt sends Moist his intentionally pirate-like parrot.
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You Have Failed Me
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You Have Failed Me: Inverted. Horsefry is beaten to death by his boss for doing his job too well, in a rare moment of competence.
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Stress Vomit
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Stress Vomit: After Moist von Lipwig kills an assassin in self defence, the text notes that it would be the perfect time for a Bond One-Liner. Instead, Moist just becomes noisily sick.
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The Stinger
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The Stinger: After the long end-credits have rolled. Groat and Stanley return sore and exhausted after their round-trip to Uberwald in the mail coach, but elated because they bet all their money on Moist to win the race at 50-1. Then they suddenly realise they've left the betting slip back in Uberwald...
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Leaning on the Fourth Wall
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Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Gilt, having to explain his pun on "prophet" and "profit":
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Kansas City Shuffle
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Kansas City Shuffle: Moist tricks Gilt into thinking he was planning to use a flying broomstick to cheat at the race, and Gilt leaps to prevent it. Not only was the real plan unrelated, but the concession Gilt made to get flying banned made it pretty much impossible to counter. The Board thinks that Gilt is a shady corporate raider who helped them steal the trunk for a share of the profits. This blinds him to his skimming money, deliberately running the company into the ground so he can make even more money selling it, and using the connection to steal from their other business interests as well.
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Signs of Disrepair
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Signs of Disrepair: "GLO M OF NI T". The missing letters found their way onto a shop sign labeled HUGOS, without the apostrophe.
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Cutlery Escape Aid
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Cutlery Escape Aid: Moist von Lipwig manages to secret a spoon in his cell, which he uses to gradually chip away at the ancient mortar around one of the blocks in the wall. He finishes on the night before he's due to be hanged, only to find a freshly mortared block right behind it, with a shiny new spoon in the gap. Lord Vetinari regards false hope as a healthy prisoner activity.
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SmugSnake
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Smug Snake: In contrast to the book's polished Magnificent Bastard, the Reacher Gilt of the adaptation is pale, greasy and charisma-free (as well as losing his "con artist with vision" angle for a straight Corrupt Corporate Executive role). This has the side effect of making him a much less intelligent villain; in the original he knew full well his policies would drive the business into the ground and stood to make a fortune by doing so, but in this version it would ruin him.
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The Barnum
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The Barnum: Reacher Gilt. Moist has elements of this as well, though he does feel some guilt over his actions when directly confronted with the harm he's caused.
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Pre-Mortem One-Liner
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Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Gryle (and Lipwig in return) tried to make this, but it didn't work for either of them.
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Bond One-Liner
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Bond One-Liner: Parodied; After killing a would-be assassin with the mail sorter, the narration observes that this would have been a perfect time to say something clever like "That's what I call 'sorted'!". But since Moist isn't the heroic type, he just gets noisily sick instead.
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Book-Ends
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Bookends: At the end of the book, Vetinari offers a job to Reacher Gilt, just like he offered one to Moist von Lipwig at the start of the book. Though Gilt ends up taking Vetinari's offer to "walk right out that door, and I won't bother you again."
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The Dragon
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The Dragon: Gryle to Gilt.
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Just Smile and Nod
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Just Smile and Nod: A clacks worker tries to explain the technicals to Moist. Occasionally, as technical polysyllabic words fly past him, he catches one or two he recognizes. Like "the".
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Actual Pacifist
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Actual Pacifist: Moist never, ever used violence in his criminal career. Though Mr. Pump deconstructs his assumption that this made him not such a bad person by pointing out that his actions had devastating effects on people despite his not physically harming anyone.
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Death Trap
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Death Trap: When Vetinari is meeting his new Boxed Crook Moist von Lipwig, he tells Moist that if he doesn't like the offer he can simply walk out that door. When Moist goes to check, the door has nothing behind it - and that includes a floor.
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Orphaned Etymology
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Orphaned Etymology: A rather jarring example from Pterry, who is usually very on the ball with words and their origins; when Moist first tries on the golden suit Mr Pump had made for him and looks at himself in the mirror, he comments "Wow, El Dorado or what?"
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Treacherous Spirit Chase
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Treacherous Spirit Chase: The Ankh-Morpork Post Office wraps unsuspecting postmasters entirely in a beguiling vision of the building's opulent past. Unfortunately for them, this includes images of floors and walkways that have long since rotted away. Moist von Lipwig nearly takes a very long tumble by almost stepping onto a balcony that had long ago ceased to be.
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Achievements in Ignorance
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Achievements in Ignorance: At the end of the initiation trial that the old postmen run for Moist, they sic several massive dogs upon him, whom he recognizes from their bark as Lipwigzer dogs — which his grandfather raised. He handles the challenge with perfect confidence by using the commands that all purebred Lipwigzers are trained ... only to learn afterwards that they were not Lipwigzers at all, but Ankh-Morpork junkyard dogs with no training whatsoever who only obeyed out of sheer bafflement.
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Police Are Useless
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Police Are Useless: Worse: they're quite competent and dangerously clever. This annoys Moist, as he is used to dealing with cops in other cities, who are taking the lead from but haven't quite got a handle on Sam Vimes's style of policing. Moist spends the novel obfuscating things for them so they'll not look too closely and realize Alfred Spangler didn't quite die.
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Adaptation Distillation
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Adaptation Distillation: Unlike with the Colour of Magic adaptation, a lot of things were implemented in a different way to the book rather than simply left out.
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Forced to Watch
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Forced to Watch: Lipwig's dreams involve the letters forcing him to watch the consequences of his actions portrayed as silent movies, complete in some cases with dialogue cards.
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All-Natural Snake Oil
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All-Natural Snake Oil: The logic, such as it is, behind Tolliver Groat's homemade medicines, which are made from all-natural ingredients such as sulphur, saltpetre, charcoal, arsenic, and dead voles. Amazingly, the doctor who examined him found him to be in remarkably good health—possibly indestructible. He was just absolutely disgusting (since he doesn't believe in bathing). And his hairpiece tried to make a break for it. They also had to surgically remove his pants, which were then field-detonated.
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Ground by Gears
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Ground by Gears: Mr. Gryle is quite thoroughly done in by an experimental mail-sorting engine, thanks to a central flywheel so poorly designed that it rotates through its own space-time frame. Alien Geometries plus an off-balanced banshee equals a [Gloop] and a sticky smear.
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Emergency Stash
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Emergency Stash: Moist keeps various tools of the trade — forgery supplies, make-up and a change of clothes, lockpicks, even safehouses — stashed all over the city. He also has amassed 150 thousand dollars in assorted currencies over the course of his career as a con man. He later digs it up, claims that it's a gift from the gods and uses it to rebuild the Post Office.
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Bavarian Fire Drill
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Bavarian Fire Drill: Moist pulls off one or two during the course of the book.
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Hat of Authority
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Hat of Authority: The wingéd gold hat that comes with being Postmaster. It also came with some winged sandals and a fig-leaf thong, which Moist wisely passes up.
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Lying Finger Cross
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Lying Finger Cross: Moist makes Adora swear to keep her cool and to avoid violence just before dropping a bomb on her. She agrees, and he confesses he's the forger whose checks cost her her earlier job. She takes a moment to reflect, and asks whether she was crossing her fingers. Unfortunately for her, Moist was very deliberately looking at her hands just to avoid this specific trope, and she swallows her wrath for a second until he explains himself.
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And a Diet Coke
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And a Diet Coke: Well, in Sacharissa's case, two figgins and a skinny Klatchian coffee. Given the properties of Klatchian Coffee (it makes you so sober some Go Mad from the Revelation), the figgins aren't going to help.
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Bizarrchitecture
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Bizarrchitecture: The Ankh-Morpork Post Office is quite a large building, but it seems to contain corridors that run for miles in every direction. This may have something to do with the power of words to warp space.
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Disturbing Statistic
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Disturbing Statistic: Mr. Pump calculates the damage Moist has done to peoples' lives with his cons. In total, he's effectively killed 2.338 people. It merges with "The Reason You Suck" Speech since Moist thinks of his cons as never having hurt anyone — or at least no one who didn't deserve it.
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The Power of Love
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The Power of Love: In his second last words, Moist preaches about it. And about Love Redeems, too.
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Meaningful Name
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Meaningful Name: There's some competing Epileptic Trees regarding Moist and Reacher's names. Pratchett, as a master of multilevel wordplay, probably intended more than one or even all of them. Reacher Gilt: Aside from the obvious meaning—he's "reaching" for your "gilt" (i.e. gold; Gilt mentions to a servant that he was a bit surprised he got away with that one. The pirate act is just flavor, but the name spells it out; see also the Stealth Pun below—there are two main competing theories. It's either a reference to Long John Silver, or a Take That! against John Galt. There is, given that it's Pratchett, known for layering his wordplay, the very real possibility that it's both. In favor of Long John: the character's appearance (he deliberately looks like a Pirate), he's someone with an impressively long, er, reach, and "silver" vs. "gilt" (gold). It also fits in with the other Dickens-style names in the book. In favor of John Galt: aside from his ruthlessly rules-free capitalist approach to business and the similarity of their last names, the air of mystery he cultivates around himself prompts some to ask "Who is Reacher Gilt?" More obviously, given how brazen Reacher is about his crimes, his name literally proclaims his "gilt". Moist turns out to have a heart of gold whereas Reacher's friendly demeanor is only gild (i.e. gold painted or plated), "gilt" being the past participle of "gild". Lipwig implies a false mustache, indicating that Moist is a Master of Disguise. Another theory has it that the name Moist is intended to call to mind "Slippery Jim", the hero of The Stainless Steel Rat series, who is another Boxed Crook. It could also be based on Victor Lustig, a Con Man who sold the Eiffel Tower... twice. Adora Belle Dearheart is supposed to call to mind Ada Lovelace, one of the pioneers of computing. The Smoking Gnu isn't just a punny misspelling, and the whole story calls to mind the fall of Ma Bell, and IBM's days as the Evil Empire. There are a lot of Meaningful Names in this book, even for a Pratchett work. The Smoking Gnu is also a Shout-Out to The Bromeliad in which the Nome confuses the words Gun and Gnu at one point (and confuses everyone he's talking to). Stanley Howler recalls Stanley Gibbons, the London stamp dealers, "howler" and "gibbons" both being kinds of primates.
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Punny Name
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Anoia, goddess of Things That Get Stuck In Kitchen Drawers.
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The Not-So-Harmless Punishment
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The Not-So-Harmless Punishment: Moist Von Lipwig is offered (as an alternative to being hanged, again) the job of Postmaster General. It's a job for life, just quite possibly not for long, as it's already claimed the lives of several other "volunteers." Of course, Vetinari isn't going to be so crass as to force him to take the job, and tells Moist he can walk out of the room whenever he likes. Moist takes the time to confirm his suspicions that there is a long drop beyond the door, but the choice is still there.
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Opposites Attract
 Going Postal / int_711714da
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Opposites Attract: Moist von Lipwig: Conman, forced into public service, liar, and optimist with some cynic in. Adora Belle Dearheart: Golem trust chairwoman, chose her job voluntarily (more or less, after losing her last job thanks to Moist), incapable of lying (bar sarcasm), and cynic with some optimism deep inside.
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Bar Brawl
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Bar Brawl: Highly organized, with a scoring system and tactics that seem to be based on a combination of rugby and professional wrestling. People expect things of bar brawls after all.
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T-Word Euphemism
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T-Word Euphemism: Moist's rant when he realizes what Gilt is doing apparently includes the K-word, the L-word, the T-word, two different S-words, the V-word and the Y-word.
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Adaptational Intelligence
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Adaptational Intelligence: Horsefry in the book was so stupid that in the Smart People Play Chess scene his only contribution was that as a child he got a piece stuck up his nose and seemed to think this meaningful commentary. In the special he's completely competent, just not Genre Savvy enough not to keep a second set of books with accurate records.
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Good Feels Good
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Good Feels Good: Played straight (in Lipwig's part) for most of the time, but subverted in a dialogue of Moist and Mr. Pump.
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Adaptational Angst Upgrade
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Adaptational Angst Upgrade: With Moist and Adora, to the extent we see her crying and him saying: "I deserve to die!"
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Asymmetric Multiplayer
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Asymmetric Multiplayer: Discussed. Thud has one player controlling a few slow but powerful trolls and the other controlling multiple fast but independently weak dwarfs (which Thud later established also have combo abilities). Vetinari and Gilt size each other up (and foreshadow much of the plot) by talking about their preferred sides.
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Butlerspace
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Butlerspace: Igors again. Reacher Gilt's Igor does this several times, and Reacher puts a bear trap behind him as a test. The Igor, however, being no stranger to "masters of an inquiring mind", gets around it.
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ColorCodedForYourConvenience
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The creators seemed to go Color-Coded for Your Convenience-route, fearing that a dark-haired, more menacing Vetinari could be mistaken for the villain by a casual viewer.
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Spared by the Adaptation
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Spared by the Adaptation: Subverted: Horsefry lasts longer than he does in the book, outliving Mr Gryle, who killed him in the original. Then, Reacher Gilt realises that Horsefry has recorded all the assassinations in his accounts books (since Gilt had to pay Mr Gryle for each assassination). Gilt then beats Horsefry to death with his cane and disposes of the body.
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Arc Words
 Going Postal / int_7464705c
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Arc Words: "You should've been there! You should've seen it!"
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The Comically Serious
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Vetinari, true to form, takes him at his word and asks his secretary for a broom.
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December–December Romance
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December–December Romance: Moist delivers an old letter, which results in a pair of childhood sweethearts, now both elderly and widowed, hooking up again.
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Exposition of Immortality
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Exposition of Immortality: The golem Anghammarad, built over 20,000 years ago and still functioning, remembers times, events, places, and languages that nothing else on the Disc does.
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Creepy Changing Painting
 Going Postal / int_7916f22e
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Creepy Changing Painting: Due to the imp-based technology used to print the stamps, around one in five has a small deviation from the original image. For instance, the one depicting the Tower of Art has a man throwing himself from the tower.
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Boxed Crook
 Going Postal / int_794095d7
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Boxed Crook: Moist is a confidence artist forced into a government job, because his cunning criminal mind is exactly what Vetinari needs to both sell people on the idea of the post office and take down Reacher Gilt.
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Mock Millionaire
 Going Postal / int_7a54c458
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Mock Millionaire: Reacher Gilt is arguably an example of this trope. He conducts himself in a very lavish manner, but that may be part of his masquerade. He himself believes that wealth is an illusion, and stole the Grand Trunk through embezzlement and accounting tricks. It's never clear how much actual liquidity he actually has; in the end, when he is caught by Vetinari after fleeing the city, he seems dishevelled and impoverished. That may be disguise, or just a side-effect of spending an unspecified amount of time in the hands of Vetinari's Clerks before being brought before Vetinari and, quite literally, finding himself "in for the long drop".
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Consummate Liar
 Going Postal / int_7aa858c1
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Early on, Moist notes how people assume someone with a firm handshake and a steady gaze is honest, and how easy those are to fake. When Moist meets Reacher Gilt, he sees right through Gilt's facade by recognizing the man as having the firm handshake and steady gaze of a Consummate Liar who's practiced for years.
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Paperworkaholic
 Going Postal / int_7b0448b6
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Paperworkaholic: Crispin Horsefry in the Sky adaptation of Going Postal. In the book, he's just a somewhat dim member of Gilt's club of rich hangers-on, who tries to soothe his conscience about the whole "embezzling money and running the company into the ground" thing by keeping records of what money they stole, so that once they have enough they can put it back and it'd be like there wasn't any crime at all. In the TV film he's obsessed with balancing numbers, to the point that he keeps detailed notes of his company's illegal deals. When Gilt finds out about this, he's so incensed he kills him and tries to burn the records. Nevertheless, the books are rescued and used to oust the corrupt board members.
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Smart People Play Chess
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Smart People Play Chess: Vetinari and Gilt assess each other with their Thud tactics. Also, Crispin Horsefry's dismissal of the game (not that he didn't play it, but that he couldn't see past the obvious to the intricacies) is an(other) indication of his low intellect.
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Obviously Evil
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Obviously Evil: Reacher Gilt virtually advertises the true nature of his business practices by dressing similarly to a pirate, complete with an eyepatch and a cockatoo on his shoulder. Which, for bonus points, is taught to say "Twelve-and-a half-percent!". Converted to fractions that's 1/8, or a "piece of eight".
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...Or So I Heard
 Going Postal / int_7d68f571
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...Or So I Heard: Moist has to say this a few times when he realizes he's revealed more knowledge than he should have of criminal enterprise. "They're the devil to forge, I know that...well, that's what I've heard."
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 Going Postal / int_7d89315b
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"The Reason You Suck" Speech: Mr. Pump, demolishing Moist Von Lipwig's comforting vision of himself as a criminal with standards by pointing out that through his cons and scams he did not need to physically touch or even be aware of the existence of people to ruin their lives and hasten their deaths.
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Almost Kiss
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Almost Kiss: Happened thrice, between Moist and Adora. She deliberately stopped the first and third ones, a concurrence of circumstances interrupted the second one.
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Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking
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Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: The flashbacks show how Lipwig's cons drove a farmer to suicide, sent a bank clerk to prison, destroyed the bank and ruined the Dearheart family... and drove Adora to start smoking cigarettes. Also, the movie's tagline is "A Tale of Love and Revenge...And Stamps."
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Creature of Habit
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Creature of Habit: Tiddles the cat is so set in his ways, moving the furniture into his daily path through the Post Office will leave him pathetically butting his head against the obstacle. Certainly a little thing like the building being on fire won't change his routine.
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Large Ham
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Large Ham: Gilt. Boy howdy, Reacher Gilt. Not that we expected anything else. And he's played by David Suchet! Also, in a very sharp change from the tight-lipped version in the novel, Mr. Gryle.
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Second Face Smoke
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Second Face Smoke: Adora, occasionally.
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Couldn't Find a Lighter
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Couldn't Find a Lighter: Watching outside the burning post office, Adora Belle Dearheart catches a burning piece of paper that flutters past and uses it to light a cigarette.
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Villain with Good Publicity
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Villain with Good Publicity: Gilt, to the point where even he is incredulous about it.
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That Man Is Dead
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That Man Is Dead:
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The Chosen One
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The Chosen One: Subverted, in that the neglected Mail is so desperate that they'll Choose anyone who happens to be available.
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Merchant Prince
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Merchant Prince: Reacher Gilt is a powerful swindler and conman who is attempting to use his wealth (assuming he actually has any...) and power to displace the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork (though see below).
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Deconstruction
 Going Postal / int_8ae880f7
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Deconstruction: Of the Lovable Rogue character type. Mr. Pump points out the ways in which even nonviolent criminals who feel they have standards because of it can cause suffering and evil all over the world:
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Out-of-Character Moment
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Out-of-Character Moment: Seeing Angua referring to anyone as "lunch" and changing in public (as she's seen doing in the trailer) is very jarring compared to her representation in the books, where she's a vegetarian who hates the impulses brought on by being a werewolf, and the only time she makes a corny joke about it was Self-Deprecation. The books also state that changing in public is considered highly impolite in were society, to the point where she doesn't even let her lover Carrot see her while she's changing shapes. And that while the watch having a werewolf is common knowledge, the fact that the werewolf is Angua (and not Nobby) is not. Also Mustrum Ridcully talking about the nature of words. The Ridcully seen in the books and, indeed, the other adaptations, is a big, hearty man who bellows in almost every situation and uses phrases like "damn silly fool". The Ridcully in this version stays soft-spoken and talks like a professor.
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Prayer Is a Last Resort
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Prayer Is a Last Resort: Played with and subverted. After Reacher Gilt has the Post Office burned down and Vetinari will not provide the funds needed for restoration, Moist fakes this trope, hard. With smartly-written and stamped letters to the gods in hand, Moist goes to three different temples, praying to various gods for a large sum of money to help rebuild the Post Office. After that, he fakes a vision, falls to his knees screaming and praying to "give thanks" for the phony revelation, and "discovers" the huge stash of gold and other currency that he'd buried in the fields before the book begins: his ill-gotten money from all his cons.
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Laser-Guided Karma
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Laser-Guided Karma: The fact that Lipwig had to face the consequences of his own crime which indirectly had caused ruining Adora's family and the death of her father is quite a sharp example.
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Gonky Femme
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Gonky Femme: They put a golem into a dress and rename it "Gladys", in order to make it proper for "her" to clean the ladies' bathroom. The golem promptly starts to act very stereotypically girly, which actually makes a degree of sense, given that it's essentially a matter of programming.
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You Have Outlived Your Usefulness
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You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Vetinari says this to Moist before the big race. That's why he added the 'if you lose then you will be hanged' condition.
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Chalk Outline
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Chalk Outline: One of the previous postmasters spied into the sorting machine, and his outline was all over the sorting office.
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Not Good with People
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Not Good with People: Adora Belle Dearheart, who likes golems rather more than she likes humans.
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"You!" Squared: The bar brawl version is known as the "Double Andrew", and is worth quite a lot of points. Bar brawls in Ankh-Morpork have become somewhat formalized. There are scoring rules, judging, official teams, and extensive brawl planning. They even have an Igor on standby to stitch back on anything that happens to get cut off (and they recommended having your name tattooed on extremities to make sure he stitches the right bits back on you). The impression is more of sport or folk dancing, or particularly stylised martial arts. Of course, any resemblence to the choreographed and pre-arranged outcome of a typical Professional Wrestling bout, possibly of the cheap-and-cheerful old-school British style, is all in the mind of the beholder.
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Literalist Snarking
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Literalist Snarking: Vetinari does this to Moist.
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Heel Realization
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Heel Realization: Moist, following Mr. Pump's "The Reason You Suck" Speech and a long look in the mirror.
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Odd Couple
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Odd Couple: Groat and Stanley.
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Time Abyss
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Time Abyss: The golem Anghammarad, built over 20,000 years ago and still functioning, remembers times, events, places, and languages that nothing else on the Disc does. He's carrying a message on a tablet strapped to his arm. He intends to deliver it. To do so, he has to wait for time to start over. To quote Ms. Dearheart: "Golems aren't afraid of forever. They aren't afraid of anything."
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Con Man
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It could also be based on Victor Lustig, a Con Man who sold the Eiffel Tower... twice.
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Not So Different
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Not So Different: Towards the end, Moist fears that he is no better than Reacher Gilt. However—unbeknownst to Moist—the ending reveals that the Patrician caught Gilt, offered him the same chance for rehabilitation, and Gilt...refused. Moist discovers that it is very important to him that he isn't just like Reacher. How much unlike Reacher he actually is depends on your point of view. The Golems see it as only a matter of degree, but that doesn't stop them from thinking he can make Adora Belle Dearheart happy.
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This Is Not a Floor
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This Is Not a Floor: The fate of a previous Postmaster, and nearly Moist himself.
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Evil Counterpart
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Evil Counterpart: Reacher Gilt, to Moist von Lipwig. Vetinari knows this. This may be the reason why he tries to recruit Moist von Lipwig. And may also be the reason why he tries to recruit Reacher Gilt...and also why Reacher Gilt fails the test that Moist had passed.
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Kill It with Fire
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Kill It with Fire: How Mr. Gryle dies, combined with the power of letters from the post office.
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Heroic Fire Rescue
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Heroic Fire Rescue: After rescuing everyone else who was in the burning building, Moist has to run back in to rescue the stupid cat.
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Foreshadowing
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Foreshadowing: Reacher Gilt is amused by Igor's story of how an ex-employer died by thoughtlessly stepping into his own spike-lined pit. Presumably he ceased to find this so amusing by the end of the book, at least for a fraction of a second. A long-ranged example: When he's wondering how Moist is going to win the great transcontinental race, Vetinari asks him if he might dig up some extremely fast magical horse buried nearby. Moist says of course not. But in the next Discworld book featuring Moist von Lipwig, this exact thing happens.
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Continuity Nod
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Continuity Nod: The von Lipwig family are active in the (highly schismatic) Potato Church, implying that Mr Tulip may actually have been remembering his religion accurately. Under the above mentioned "glo m of ni t" lettering on the post office is graffiti that says not to ask about, among other things, Mrs. Cake, who appeared in Reaper Man. (The post office sign and the rest were also pointed out by Vimes to Carrot in Men at Arms) Mr. Pony's suspicions about University students tampering with the clacks system could be a nod to The Science of Discworld II, in which Hex gets hooked up to the network and begins using it to send messages without paying for them. Possibly a coincidence, but when they examine B.S. Johnson's machine, the wizards declare that destroying it could destroy the entire universe in one go. After the post master takes a wrench to it, the wizards come back and declare the universe was destroyed in one go, but popped right back into existence immediately afterwards before anyone could notice. Looks like Lobsang had his eye on the situation. The chapter between 7 and 9 is numbered 7a.
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Adaptation Dye-Job
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Adaptation Dye-Job: Or adaptation lack of a dye job. Charles Dance plays a blonde Vetinari, which is a shame, since he's otherwise pretty perfect in the role. Amusingly, in the book Adora actually says "They say he dyes his hair, you know". The creators seemed to go Color-Coded for Your Convenience-route, fearing that a dark-haired, more menacing Vetinari could be mistaken for the villain by a casual viewer.
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Rule of Three
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Rule of Three: Lipwig has three "dreams" about the effects of his past crime deeds, not only because it is a magic number, but as a Shout-Out to A Christmas Carol (stated by the director's commentary).
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Obfuscating Stupidity
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The chairmen of the board at first fall for Vetinari's Obfuscating Stupidity—after all, he was classically educated. Then they remember where that classical education comes from.
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RealLife
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Stanley Howler, pin-fanatic-turned-stamps-guy, is named for Stanley Gibbons, a Real Life company that sells collectible postage stamps and stamp-collecting supplies.
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Reality-Breaking Paradox
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Reality-Breaking Paradox: The mail sorting engine in the basement of the post office was designed by Bloody Stupid Johnson, who built the wheels inside using measurements where pi equaled exactly 3 (thinking "three and a bit" was untidy). This is of course impossible, but because he's BS Johnson he did it anyway, and so a small bit of the universe around the engine is twisted up, causing the machine to spit out letters that have yet to be written, or should have been written and weren't, or were written in a different reality, even after it was turned off. The wizards of UU analyzed it and decided that trying to destroy it would also destroy the entire universe all in one go. A Post Office employee eventually decides to beat the thing with a crowbar until it stops spitting out letters. When called out for his actions, he explains that after he hit it the first time, he saw the wizards running away as fast as they could; thus, he figured that, unless the wizards had another universe to run to, they weren't entirely sure that destroying the sorting engine would take the universe with it.
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Forged Message
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Forged Message: Moist von Lipwig secures an immediate reservation for himself and his girlfriend at the poshest and most expensive restaurant in Ankh-Morpork by forging a letter from financier Reacher Gilt. Gilt, a master con-man himself, recognises a worthy opponent by graciously offering to pay their bill... For his plan to win the clacks race, Moist has the GNU forge a message from those who died working under the harsh conditions of the Trunk, proclaiming how and why they died while implicating the Board and Reacher Gilt in their deaths.
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Dramatic Pause
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Dramatic Pause: One is required to pause before saying ... The Woodpecker.
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Oh, Crap!
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Oh, Crap!: Moist's reaction when he sees the cartoon in the Times about his new penny stamp. "Maybe Mr. Trooper can squeeze me in." For reference: The penny stamp has a profile picture of Lord Vetinari; the cartoon shows two wags discussing "licking the Patrician's backside"; Mr. Trooper is Lord Vetinari's executioner. The chairmen of the board at first fall for Vetinari's Obfuscating Stupidity—after all, he was classically educated. Then they remember where that classical education comes from.
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Promotion, Not Punishment
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Promotion, Not Punishment: Albert/Moist is captured for fraud and hanged... to within half an inch of his life. Vetinari then offers him the position of Postmaster, knowing that his specific skills are what is needed to get the Post Office up and running again.
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"Blackmail" Is Such an Ugly Word:
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Starting a New Life
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Starting a New Life: Moist is forced to start over after supposedly being executed for his crimes. He's not entirely on his own, because Lord Vetinari has decided to make him the new Postmaster, which means that he's starting out with a job and a small apartment, but it's still an adjustment for him, because he's not used to making an honest living and has to get over his instinct for cheating other people.
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Loophole Abuse
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Loophole Abuse: Ridcully displays this in fine form as he is the agreed to neutral party to the final race between Post and Clacks. He was asked to select something for them to deliver. He picks a thick textbook with lots of colored pictures and diagrams, which requires tedious encoding to be sent on the Clacks.
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RetCon
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Retcon: In Reaper Man, Mr. Ixolite is described as the "last living banshee". Guess nobody told the narrative about Mr. Gryle. Mr Gryle is described as a wild banshee from a distant jungle, so it makes sense that nobody in the city would know about him.
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Honesty Is the Best Policy
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Honesty Is the Best Policy: A desperate Moist goes to Adora, the only person in the city who will realize he's being entirely serious when he says he's unable to think of any way to actually win the race with the Grand Trunk, and fully confesses to the role he played in the loss of her earlier job. While irritated, she keeps her promise to keep level-headed and actually gives Moist a possibility that winds up being critical in his plan.
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Alien Geometries
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Alien Geometries: The Sorting Engine, designed by "Bloody Stupid" Johnson to have a wheel with a pi equal to exactly three, which bends reality to the point that it occasionally puts out letters from the past, the future, or even from alternate realities (ones where the check really was in the post, for example).
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Genius Bonus
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Also, the statues of Bissonomy and Tubso, two Virtues honored by so few people that no one even knows what they're supposed to represent anymore. (There is presumably no Genius Bonus here; these are just funny-sounding words Pratchett made up with no meaning.)
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Severely Specialized Store
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Severely Specialized Store: Dave's Pin Exchange sells pins, with the owner being very adamant that he doesn't sell nails.
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Too Dumb to Live
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Too Dumb to Live: Gilt accuses Horsefry of being this before beating him to death for recording the assassinations in his ledger.
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Aerith and Bob
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Aerith and Bob: The main characters in this book are Moist von Lipvig, Adora Belle Dearheart, Reacher Gilt, Tolliver Groat and... Stanley.
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Ignored Expert
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Ignored Expert: Pony has been telling the Board about what effect their cuts to maintenance are going to have from the very beginning. He was savvy enough to cover himself from the inevitable fallout by documenting everything. Played with in that the Board actually agreed to his proposed overhaul of the system once problems started piling up; Gilt, acting as the middle man, stole most of the money (it's in his interest to make the business fail).
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I Can Explain
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I Can Explain: But Adora didn't give him a chance.
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Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal
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Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Mr. Pony turns over the evidence to bring down Reacher Gilt after the latter almost throws his niece off a clacks tower.
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Slasher Smile
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Slasher Smile: Stanley, at the beginning.
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Against My Religion
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Against My Religion: Moist has a fear of his natural face appearing in the paper and thus claims that any photography of him is this trope. When pressed, he adlibs that he doesn't actually believe being photographed will remove a piece of his soul, but he doesn't think you should treat religion like a "buffet".
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Evil Gloating
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Evil Gloating: Mr. Gryle, along with "Time to shut up shop, Postmaster!" and "The Dearheart boy screamed like a pig! SCREAMED LIKE A PIG!!"
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Who Names Their Kid
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Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: When Moist introduces himself, Adora remarks that his name is unusual and asks if his parents were "Stupid" or "Cruel."
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Bait-and-Switch Comment
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Bait-and-Switch Comment: Vetinari does this to the Grand Trunk board members. When the wizard expert on the Post Office tells Moist that the two Post Office chandeliers have ended up in the Assassin's Guild and one in the Opera House, Moist wisely decides to hold off on getting them back, as it might be dangerous. The wizard expert agrees, since some of those sopranos have a kick like a mule.
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Big
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Big "NO!" (and Little "No"): Lipwig's reactions at his "dreams".
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Names to Trust Immediately
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Names to Trust Immediately: Parodied with Adora Belle Dearheart, who grew up to a be a cynical chain-smoker with, in her own words, no sense of humour whatsoever.
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Walk, Don't Swim
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Walk, Don't Swim: Vetinari explains to Moist that even fleeing to a different continent would not help him to escape his Golem parole officer. It knows where he is, all the time, without having to observe him, regardless of how far away he is or how he masks himself; it does not tire, eat, drink, sleep, breathe or stop at all on any account, and would thus be able to walk under any body of water eventually. Four miles an hour without stopping is six hundred and seventy-two miles in a week note While there are eight days in a week, Mr. Pump does have a day off where he won't have to pursue Moist. But there's no need to tell Moist this, and while most golems are very diligent in observing their days off...and there's always the chance that one might choose to make an exception. It adds up. Eventually the officer would catch him by sheer implacability.
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Otaku
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Otaku: Stanley is so obsessed with pins that even the other pin collectors in the city think he's "a bit weird about pins". After Lipwig invents the postage stamp, Stanley eventually transfers this obsession into stamps and stamp collecting, devoting all his time to categorizing and detailing everything about the stamps, which leads to Moist making him head of the division.
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You Are Better Than You Think You Are
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You Are Better Than You Think You Are:
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Hope Spot
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Hope Spot: Vetinari believes that providing people with these is healthy. Sometimes he does it just to twist the knife, as when he asks Vimes to escort some people out... and into some cells. And this is part of Moist's conning stock in trade. He makes people want to believe that what he's selling is real.
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Yank the Dog's Chain
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Yank the Dog's Chain: At the beginning, just as Moist is beginning to hope that Drumknott's arriving with a stay of execution, he instead tells the executioner to get on with it; it's getting late.
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Ridiculously Average Guy
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Ridiculously Average Guy: Moist notes that he is almost never noticed precisely because his face is so average and unremarkable that no one can place him even if they've seen him.
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Unfulfilled Purpose Misery
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Unfulfilled Purpose Misery: Anghammarad is a nineteen-thousand-year-old golem who was supposed to deliver a warning that the sea goddess was angry to a city, but the city was underwater by the time he got there. Fortunately, golems believe time is cyclical, so he only needs to wait until the universe resets and he can finally deliver his message (which he has repeatedly retranscribed over the millenia). When he dies in the Post Office fire, he tells Death he is perfectly happy waiting where he is, as not having to do anything is the golems' definition of freedom.
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Shout-Out
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Shout-Out: As the director's commentary says, the nice old lady with a clackgram in the beginning of the film is an allusion to The Ladykillers.
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Unspoken Plan Guarantee
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Unspoken Plan Guarantee: Moist eventually decides not to go with the Smoking GNU's plan, which was described in detail. The message he sends instead, for maximum dramatic effect, is hidden from the reader until after it's been received. (This is entirely in character with Moist, who is the consummate showman.)
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Self-Deprecation
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Seeing Angua referring to anyone as "lunch" and changing in public (as she's seen doing in the trailer) is very jarring compared to her representation in the books, where she's a vegetarian who hates the impulses brought on by being a werewolf, and the only time she makes a corny joke about it was Self-Deprecation. The books also state that changing in public is considered highly impolite in were society, to the point where she doesn't even let her lover Carrot see her while she's changing shapes. And that while the watch having a werewolf is common knowledge, the fact that the werewolf is Angua (and not Nobby) is not.
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HotScoop
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Hot Scoop: Sacharissa, very much so.
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Corrupt Corporate Executive
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Corrupt Corporate Executive: The Board of the Grand Trunk.
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Beyond the Impossible
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Beyond the Impossible: Deconstructed. Moist knows it's impossible for the postal service to beat the clacks in a long distance race, so instead of trying to beat the laws of physics he works with them to win the race. He implants an Engineered Public Confession into the Clacks message that gets Gilt arrested.
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Epileptic Trees
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There's some competing Epileptic Trees regarding Moist and Reacher's names. Pratchett, as a master of multilevel wordplay, probably intended more than one or even all of them.
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Lovable Rogue
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Lovable Rogue: As a Con Man, Moist only committed totally non-violent crimes. Deconstructed by Pump calculating (to three decimal points) the number of people he had indirectly killed.
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Broken Bird
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Broken Bird: Adora, who was always pretty tsundere in the novel (her brother nicknamed her "Killer" after all).
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Slap-Slap-Kiss
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Shoot Kiss Slap Slap Stab Knee: Adora Belle and Lipwig have a bit more of a... combative relationship in this adaptation.
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Refuge in Audacity
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Refuge in Audacity/Devil in Plain Sight: Reacher Gilt is so obvious about being a scoundrel that people trust him. As noted above, this quality also defines Moist, although in a somewhat different way. Reacher gives them something they hope isn't true, Moist gives them something they hope is true. Also, one of the Smoking Gnu wears a horned helmet to be inconspicuous, because nobody who sees him in it would suspect he's trying to pass unnoticed. Moist is less impressed with that particular display of the trope.
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That's What I Would Do
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That's What I Would Do: Moist about Reacher Gilt's plans for the Grand Trunk.
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Man Versus Machine
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Man Versus Machine: Snail Mail versus the Telegram, although it's more a case of upholding a competitive market than proving that Ludd Was Right.
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Meaningless Meaningful Words
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Moist seems to have a problem with this; when he reads the letter Gilt had published in the Times (full of corporate doublespeak and Meaningless Meaningful Words), he discovers that he's been cursing at length the whole time in front of his employees. This apparently included a few words so vulgar that they don't even exist in our language, and to his horror, he finds his very proper secretary glaring at him...until it's clarified he's talking about Gilt.
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Eternal Recurrence
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Eternal Recurrence: This appears to be an article of faith with the golems, or at least the oldest golem, Anghammarad. He failed in his mission to deliver a message several thousand years ago. Being immortal and nigh-indestructible, he resolves to wait for the universe to reboot and do it right the second time around.
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Contempt Crossfire
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Contempt Crossfire: Gilt and Vetinari exchange a look after Upper-Class Twit Horsefry (one of the clacks executives) demonstrates his crass ignorance of Thud (used to demonstrate that Smart People Play Chess):
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Dead End Job
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Dead End Job: The position of Postmaster General. Vetinari gives the job to Moist Von Lipwig as an alternative to being hanged, on the off-chance that he might actually succeed in reviving the Post Office, but generally expecting him to be killed, as the job had already claimed the lives of some of Vetinari's clerks.
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Good Smoking, Evil Smoking
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Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: The adaptation makers couldn't erase Adora's cigarette addiction, but they did give it a backstory: she took up the habit because of the stress brought on by losing her job and seeing her family ruined. This is a touch Anvilicious, as there weren't any Drugs Are Bad implications attached to Adora's smoking in the original book.
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Did I Just Say That Out Loud?
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Did I Just Say That Out Loud? Vetinari, true to form, takes him at his word and asks his secretary for a broom. There's another more serious one where Moist accidentally blurts out the typical lines to the end of Adora Dearheart's enraptured description of when her family owned the Grand Trunk. It's a rather somber reminder of how the book presents the double-edged sword of being so taken with something. Moist seems to have a problem with this; when he reads the letter Gilt had published in the Times (full of corporate doublespeak and Meaningless Meaningful Words), he discovers that he's been cursing at length the whole time in front of his employees. This apparently included a few words so vulgar that they don't even exist in our language, and to his horror, he finds his very proper secretary glaring at him...until it's clarified he's talking about Gilt.
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Morally Bankrupt Banker
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Morally Bankrupt Banker: Discussed; Moist believes himself to be a decent person because the only people he pulled his cons on were those who "deserved it". Mr. Pump, however, points out that many bankers, when they lose something, tend to recover their losses by taking from other people — and these morally bankrupt people aren't usually fussy about whether the people they're taking it from deserve it.
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Public Execution
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Public Execution: The book opens with a faked public execution. Moist (the accused, who doesn't know it's faked) is asked to sign the rope before hand, since it will then be worth more to collectors. He's also expected to come up with some Famous Last Words, that being traditional. He goes with "I commend my soul to any god that can find it.", after being told that his first choice—"I wasn't actually expecting to die."—is acceptable but not memorable.
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Unfortunate Names
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Unfortunate Names: Moist von Lipwig and Adora Belle Dearheart. No wonder they end up together.
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Only Mostly Dead
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Only Mostly Dead: How Moist was allowed to be hanged by the neck until dead, but still alive afterward. Lord Vetinari tells him that hanging is a very exact science, that the hangman he employs is a true master who could write a book, and he was hanged "to within half an inch of his life."
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Playful Hacker
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Playful Hacker: The Smoking GNU, at first.
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Continuity Cameo
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Continuity Cameo: Otto von Chriek, the Ankh-Morpork Times' vampire iconographer from The Truth, silently accompanies reporter Sacharissa Crisplock in a couple of scenes.
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Battleaxe Nurse
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Battleaxe Nurse: The matron Moist encounters when trying to get Groat out of hospital. She even says she refuses to release him and Moist has to point out that patients are not "released" from hospital, they are "discharged." Even Dr. Lawn's method of dealing with the nursing staff is to give them chocolate and run in the opposite direction.
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Slave to PR
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Slave to PR: A concept taken from several previous books (Witches Abroad, Jingo, Carpe Jugulum) but explained and taken to its logical breaking point. Everybody is governed by their appearances and expectatives (by the force of narrativium), from the Patrician down to bar brawlers. As explained by Moist.
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Unstoppable Mailman
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Unstoppable Mailman: Anghammarad. He gets through The Postman's Walk — an obstacle course including roller skates, stray bottles and a letterbox laced with razor blades, done with a hood over one's head — by crushing everything in his path and punching a hole in the door. The other, human postmen find the display gratifying.
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Even Nerds Have Standards
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Even Nerds Have Standards: Stanley is so obsessed with pins that even the other pin collectors in the city think he's "a bit weird about pins". To put it in perspective, the person who says this owns a hobby shop that deals exclusively in pins, and has a tattoo which reads "Death or Pins!"
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StrawmanPolitical
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Strawman Political: When Gilt is introduced, he speaks the language of a self-made, freedom-loving, tyranny-fighting libertarian who could have been the hero in an Ayn Rand novel. Later, it turns out he only cares about his own freedom, though he is a true believer at least that far.
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Liberty Over Prosperity
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Liberty Over Prosperity: Reacher vs Vetinari. Reacher does whatever he can get away with regardless of the law, advertises himself as a modern-day pirate, and justifies his business practices by claiming his customers always have a choice, even if it's between him and just sending a slow letter. Vetinari gears all of his resources towards ensuring the city runs smoothly, and believes the most important aspect of freedom is to take the consequences of your actions.
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Indy Ploy
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Indy Ploy: Almost anything Moist does.
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The Face
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The Face: Moist for the Post Office staff. It's what Vetinari hired him for. Stanley's thought to be weird even by other pin collectors, and Groat doesn't have the skills either, but Moist knows how to connect with people, motivate them, and how to promote something.
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To the Pain
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To the Pain: Moist von Lipwig narrates one of these to himself about what he'll do to Reacher Gilt near the end.
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Odd Job Gods
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Odd Job Gods: Anoia, goddess of Things That Get Stuck In Kitchen Drawers. Also, the statues of Bissonomy and Tubso, two Virtues honored by so few people that no one even knows what they're supposed to represent anymore. (There is presumably no Genius Bonus here; these are just funny-sounding words Pratchett made up with no meaning.)
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Expy
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One of the signs that Reacher Gilt is a semi-Expy of John Galt is the literal stating of the question "Who is Reacher Gilt?" Well, that and his hatred of government interference in (his) free enterprise. His description during his introduction as a flashy unknown outsider who appeared out of nowhere and throws parties that is the stuff of legend brings to mind The Great Gatsby as well.
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Determinator
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Determinator: All golems fall into this, as they will obey their orders and continue working at a single job for thousands of years or until those orders are rescinded. Mr Pump is chosen as Moist's parole officer for this very reason. Pump walks all day and all night to a far-off town, just to catch Moist, then carries both Moist and his horse back to Ankh Morporkh, without stopping to rest. Vetinari states that Pump will do the same, no matter where Moist runs, even if Moist flees overseas, as the "abyssal plain" won't hinder a golem at all. Anghammarad in particular. He's nineteen thousand years old and is waiting for all of history to repeat itself over millions of years just so he can deliver a message for an empire that was destroyed over a millennia ago.
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Sympathetic P.O.V.
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Sympathetic P.O.V.: From Moist's point of view, The Ankh-Morpork Times is a useful tool, and Miss Cripslock makes for a great verbal whetstone (that is, she forces him to keep his wits sharp), but the editor-in-chief is an overly wordy, pompous stuffed shirt. Which makes for an interesting triangle of protagonists, since both Moist and de Worde are dismissive of Sam Vimes, and he's not so fond of them either.
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Too Unhappy to Be Hungry
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Too Unhappy to Be Hungry: In the miniseries based on the book, Moist discovers that one of his large-scale cons caused the ruin of his beloved Adora's family. He is so struck with guilt and remorse that, when he meets Adora in a restaurant, he admits he can't think about food.
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Exact Words
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Exact Words: The offer that Ventinari makes to certain people regarding employment options.
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Bewitched Amphibians
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Bewitched Amphibians: One of the bankers threatens to sue Unseen University in the heat of the moment. Archchancellor Ridcully's reply?
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The Window or the Stairs
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The Window or the Stairs: Moist von Lipwig is given a choice by Vetinari, who presents himself as an "angel" to Moist: He can take over the job of Postmaster General, or walk out a door in Vetinari's office, and Vetinari would never bother him again. Being a Genre Savvy sort of chap, Moist goes to the door, carefully peeks through it, and finds a deep pit where the floor should be. He drops a spoon into the pit, and it doesn't make a sound for a rather long time. He takes the job. At the end of the book, Reacher Gilt is offered the same choice with a job at the Mint. It isn't stated whether he walks straight out the door without pausing to look or purposefully did not consent to Vetinari's bargain, but it seems we will not be hearing from him again.
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Groin Attack
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Groin Attack: Sustained over time from a bareback ride, but the aftermath is subtly played for laughs, what with Moist taking correspondence from within a tub of ice. It's also hinted at in the bar scene, where Adora pins down a drunken lech's foot with one of her high heels, then points out to the man that she's sitting across from him and has another shoe in waiting. The man gets the hint and leaves.
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Freud Was Right
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Freud Was Right: As Adora Belle looks over Moist's ideas for stamp pictures, she notes that the stamp with the highest value has a picture of the tallest building in the city.
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Violin Scam
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Violin Scam: One of Moist's most common tricks back when he was a crook. At the start of the book he has several glass rings and a very nearly gold coin on hand that he plans to use to make enough money to get out of town.
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In Which a Trope Is Described
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In Which a Trope Is Described: The chapter headings use the Victorian-style synopsis in this vein. Apparently Pratchett adopted them not only because they're thematically appropriate, but as a Take That! to a reviewer who accused him of being unable to write in chapters.
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Addiction Displacement
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Addiction Displacement: Stanley is completely obsessed with collecting pins, to the point where even the owner of a pin store considers him to be weird. He eventually drops his pin obsession and starts up stamp collecting.
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Battle of Wits
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Battle of Wits: As Moist is a conman and dislikes physically fighting someone, he fights his battles with his mind and manipulates others. Recognizing Reacher Gilt as a dangerous conman means he must up his game if he wants to survive.
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Early-Bird Cameo
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Early-Bird Cameo: Vetinari is repeatedly seen playing Thud! throughout the book.
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Evil Plan
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Played with in typical Pratchett style with Moist's own plan for defeating Gilt as Moist admits it is an Evil Plan too, just he is going to use it in the cause of good. And given that they're Evil Counterparts they could have switched places.
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Evil Cannot Comprehend Good
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Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: During the epilogue, Vetinari gives Reacher Gilt the same "angel" speech that he gave Moist at the beginning of the book and that Reacher's reaction is one of "increased puzzlement". It's implied he is simply too crooked to understand the concept of redemption, underlining how he and Moist are very different after all.
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RunningGag
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Running Gag: Hope, the greatest of life's treasures.
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Don't Explain the Joke
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Reacher Gilt dresses like a pirate and has a parrot that says "Twelve and a half percent!" In fractions, of course, 12.5 percent equals 1/8th, or "pieces of eight".
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Trash Landing
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Trash Landing: Moist jumps from the window of the hotel when Mr. Pump is chasing him, only to realize that he's landed in manure.
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Master of Disguise
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Lipwig implies a false mustache, indicating that Moist is a Master of Disguise. Another theory has it that the name Moist is intended to call to mind "Slippery Jim", the hero of The Stainless Steel Rat series, who is another Boxed Crook. It could also be based on Victor Lustig, a Con Man who sold the Eiffel Tower... twice.
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Evil Is Hammy
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Evil Is Hammy: Gilt. "I haven't finished... SOARING!" He even stands up and spreads his cape. His minion laughs in a lampshade. Mr. Gryle, when gloating to Lipwig. Right before his comeuppance.
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Brick Joke
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Brick Joke: A truly astounding one following a tiny moment in Men at Arms written eleven years earlier, regarding the Post Office motto as displayed on the facade of the building. One of the first things Moist does is find out where the missing letters went to. The notion of collectors paying for used hangman's rope had previously appeared in The Last Continent, as one of Fair Go Dibbler's money-making scams.note  This was an actual thing that happened after public executions
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Prophet Eyes
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Prophet Eyes: Turtle egg shells.
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Shown Their Work
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Shown Their Work: Moist's induction into the order of Postmen is very similar to a Masonic initiation. The whole Grand Trunk/Ma Bell plot impressed Real Life telecommunications engineers with its resemblance to the actual events (fortunately, though, AT&T never killed anyone... as far as we know).
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Death Seeker
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Death Seeker: The weight of his sins thrown in his face pushes Moist into this. Mr.Pump tells him to become The Atoner instead. Unconvinced at first, Moist later goes for Must Make Amends, with a bit of Reformed, but Rejected from Adora.
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Against My Religion / int_74365738
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All Dogs Are Purebred / int_74365738
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All-Natural Snake Oil / int_74365738
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Annoying Patient / int_74365738
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Anthropomorphic Personification / int_74365738
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Appeal to Force / int_74365738
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Appeal to Nature / int_74365738
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Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance / int_74365738
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Automatic Crossbows / int_74365738
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Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work / int_74365738
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Badass Bureaucrat / int_74365738
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Bait-and-Switch Comment / int_74365738
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Baleful Polymorph / int_74365738
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Battle of Wits / int_74365738
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Battleaxe Nurse / int_74365738
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Bawdy Song / int_74365738
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Beat / int_74365738
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Beat Bag / int_74365738
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Bewitched Amphibians / int_74365738
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Biting the Handkerchief / int_74365738
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Black Cloak / int_74365738
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Bond One-Liner / int_74365738
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Brainy Brunette / int_74365738
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Broken-Window Warning / int_74365738
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Brotherhood of Funny Hats / int_74365738
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Cape Wings / int_74365738
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Cardboard Prison / int_74365738
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Chalk Outline / int_74365738
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Chandelier Swing / int_74365738
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Character Filibuster / int_74365738
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Character Witness / int_74365738
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Clark Kenting / int_74365738
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Collector of the Strange / int_74365738
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Combat Stilettos / int_74365738
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Completely Different Title / int_74365738
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Con Men Hate Guns / int_74365738
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Concepts Are Cheap / int_74365738
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Consequence Combo / int_74365738
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Contempt Crossfire / int_74365738
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Contest Winner Cameo / int_74365738
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Continuity Drift / int_74365738
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Conveniently an Orphan / int_74365738
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Cool Horse / int_74365738
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Couldn't Find a Lighter / int_74365738
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Crashing Dreams / int_74365738
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Creator Cameo / int_74365738
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Creature of Habit / int_74365738
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Critical Staffing Shortage / int_74365738
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Custom Uniform / int_74365738
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Cut Himself Shaving / int_74365738
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Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon / int_74365738
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Deadly Environment Prison / int_74365738
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Don't Explain the Joke / int_74365738
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Double-Meaning Title / int_74365738
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Dramatic Ellipsis / int_74365738
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Dramatic Pause / int_74365738
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Emergency Multifaith Prayer / int_74365738
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Emergency Stash / int_74365738
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Eternal Recurrence / int_74365738
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Evil Tower of Ominousness / int_74365738
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Face Realization / int_74365738
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Failed Execution, No Sentence / int_74365738
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False Reassurance / int_74365738
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Family Business / int_74365738
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Fat Idiot / int_74365738
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Fictional Currency / int_74365738
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Field Promotion / int_74365738
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Fire/Water Juxtaposition / int_74365738
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Flipping the Bird / int_74365738
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Flying Broomstick / int_74365738
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Forensic Accounting / int_74365738
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Frivolous Lawsuit / int_74365738
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Fun T-Shirt / int_74365738
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Gallows Humor / int_74365738
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Gaslighting / int_74365738
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Generic Graffiti / int_74365738
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Genius Ditz / int_74365738
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Gentleman Thief / int_74365738
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Go-Karting with Bowser / int_74365738
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Go-to Alias / int_74365738
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Gods Need Prayer Badly / int_74365738
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Gonky Femme / int_74365738
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Government Procedural / int_74365738
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Ground by Gears / int_74365738
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Hat of Authority / int_74365738
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Heel Realization / int_74365738
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Hellish Horse / int_74365738
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Heroic Fire Rescue / int_74365738
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High Turnover Rate / int_74365738
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Hollywood Fire / int_74365738
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Hope Springs Eternal / int_74365738
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Horsing Around / int_74365738
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Hustler / int_74365738
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I Gave My Word / int_74365738
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I Like Those Odds / int_74365738
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I Love You Because I Can't Control You / int_74365738
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I Never Got Any Letters / int_74365738
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I Read It for the Articles / int_74365738
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I Shall Taunt You / int_74365738
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If It Bleeds, It Leads / int_74365738
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Implied Death Threat / int_74365738
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Impossible Task Instantly Accomplished / int_74365738
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In the Hood / int_74365738
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Incredibly Lame Fun / int_74365738
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Informed Obscenity / int_74365738
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Instant Waking Skills / int_74365738
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Intangible Time Travel / int_74365738
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Ironic Name / int_74365738
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Jabba Table Manners / int_74365738
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Kitsch Collection / int_74365738
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Lame Last Words / int_74365738
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Literal-Minded / int_74365738
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Literalist Snarking / int_74365738
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Locking MacGyver in the Store Cupboard / int_74365738
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Logic Bomb / int_74365738
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Ludicrous Gibs / int_74365738
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Ludicrous Precision / int_74365738
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Mage Tower / int_74365738
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Magic Feather / int_74365738
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Magnetic Hero / int_74365738
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Mailman vs. Dog / int_74365738
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Malaproper / int_74365738
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Men Are Generic, Women Are Special / int_74365738
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Mercury's Wings / int_74365738
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Mercy Lead / int_74365738
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Mock Millionaire / int_74365738
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Monstrous Cannibalism / int_74365738
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Moody Mount / int_74365738
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Mouthful of Pi / int_74365738
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Neat Freak / int_74365738
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Never Heard That One Before / int_74365738
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Never Hurt an Innocent / int_74365738
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Nice to the Waiter / int_74365738
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No Sense of Humor / int_74365738
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No Smoking / int_74365738
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No Social Skills / int_74365738
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Nobody Here but Us Birds / int_74365738
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Non-Uniform Uniform / int_74365738
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Nose Shove / int_74365738
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Not Actually the Ultimate Question / int_74365738
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Not So Similar / int_74365738
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Not with Them for the Money / int_74365738
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Oblivious Adoption / int_74365738
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Oddly Small Organization / int_74365738
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Offerings to the Gods / int_74365738
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One-Gender Race / int_74365738
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Orphaned Etymology / int_74365738
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Overt Operative / int_74365738
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Paranoia Gambit / int_74365738
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Peggy Sue / int_74365738
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Perpetual-Motion Monster / int_74365738
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Pet Rat / int_74365738
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Pit Trap / int_74365738
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[Popular Saying], But... / int_74365738
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Promotion, Not Punishment / int_74365738
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Psmith Psyndrome / int_74365738
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Public Execution / int_74365738
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Rags to Riches / int_74365738
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Railroad Baron / int_74365738
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Raised by Natives / int_74365738
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Rake Take / int_74365738
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Rearing Horse / int_74365738
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Reassignment Backfire / int_74365738
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Redemption Rejection / int_74365738
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Rhetorical Question Blunder / int_74365738
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Rodents of Unusual Size / int_74365738
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Scare the Dog / int_74365738
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Scarily Competent Tracker / int_74365738
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Schedule Fanatic / int_74365738
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Scotty Time / int_74365738
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Screw Destiny / int_74365738
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Seadog Beard / int_74365738
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Second Law of Gender Bending / int_74365738
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Shadow Archetype / int_74365738
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Shamu Fu / int_74365738
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Shipshape Shipwreck / int_74365738
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Side Bet / int_74365738
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Signs of Disrepair / int_74365738
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Silence, You Fool! / int_74365738
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Skeleton Crew / int_74365738
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Slobs vs. Snobs / int_74365738
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Smart People Play Chess / int_74365738
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Son of an Ape / int_74365738
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Soul Jar / int_74365738
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Spiked Blood / int_74365738
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Stab the Sky / int_74365738
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Starting a New Life / int_74365738
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Stealth Hi/Bye / int_74365738
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Stock Quotes / int_74365738
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Stock / int_74365738
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Stout Strength / int_74365738
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Strange Salute / int_74365738
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Stress Vomit / int_74365738
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Summon Bigger Fish / int_74365738
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Super OCD / int_74365738
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Surveillance as the Plot Demands / int_74365738
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Suspect Is Hatless / int_74365738
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Sympathetic P.O.V. / int_74365738
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T-Word Euphemism / int_74365738
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Tastes Like Purple / int_74365738
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The Alleged Steed / int_74365738
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The Barnum / int_74365738
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The Cat Came Back / int_74365738
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The Charmer / int_74365738
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The Dead Have Names / int_74365738
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The Face / int_74365738
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The Key Is Behind the Lock / int_74365738
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The Magazine Rule / int_74365738
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The Maiden Name Debate / int_74365738
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The Not-So-Harmless Punishment / int_74365738
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The Omniscient Council of Vagueness / int_74365738
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The Slow Path / int_74365738
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The Window or the Stairs / int_74365738
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Thieves' Cant / int_74365738
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This Is My Side / int_74365738
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This Is Not a Floor / int_74365738
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Thrown from the Zeppelin / int_74365738
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Time Abyss / int_74365738
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To the Pain / int_74365738
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Treasure Map / int_74365738
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Tricked to Death / int_74365738
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Truce Zone / int_74365738
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Tuckerization / int_74365738
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Unfulfilled Purpose Misery / int_74365738
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Unusual Chapter Numbers / int_74365738
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Uriah Gambit / int_74365738
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Violin Scam / int_74365738
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Waking Non Sequitur / int_74365738
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Wallbonking / int_74365738
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Water Tower Down / int_74365738
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We Win... Because You Didn't / int_74365738
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Weird Trade Union / int_74365738
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Welcome Episode / int_74365738
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Welcome to My World / int_74365738
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When Things Spin, Science Happens / int_74365738
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White-Collar Crime / int_74365738
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Who Names Their Kid / int_74365738
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With Catlike Tread / int_74365738
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With Due Respect / int_74365738
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Worf Had The Flu / int_74365738
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You Do NOT Want to Know / int_74365738
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You Look Like You've Seen a Ghost / int_74365738