I love how Vetinari is basically every obvious villain we know rolled into one. He has all the trappings of the Evil Overlord TM (hell, he’s basically a human version of Scar), only he’s smart enough to not actually, you know, be villainous.
So… Take a villain, remove their evil impulses and what do you get? A well-meaning tyrant who outlaws slavery of all kinds, pushes for the liberation of orcs, goblins and other maltreated species. Stops wars instead of starting them and is disgusted by the idea of colonialism.
At the same time he upholds the death penalty for murderers and has people who threaten the peace assassinated, put in the kitten box (long story) or fakes their deaths and the forces them to work for him if they’re valuable enough.
Really the only Villain TM thing he ever did was to have all mime-artists tortured in the scorpion pit and that only made him more popular…
Manages to make Ankh-Morpork a world superpower through economic and cultural might rather than a show of arms. Invented the term of Vetinari Job-Security because he has made it so that if anyone attempts to assassinate him or remove him from power the city would collapse, and made certain everybody knows this.
And of course he was trained by the assassins. How good is he at stealth, for example? Well, he scored zero on his finals because the test-taker marked him as absent. Let that sink in for a moment.
Basically what I’m trying to say is if you have read Discworld and do not marvel at the genius of Lord Vetinari we cannot be friends.
Wild Tuomas clone appears in the crowd!:D
(Nightwish - I want my tears back live version)
This guy again! I swear I found out that he was a photographer but I can’t think what his name is now… (unless I dreamt that)
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BEST ANIMAL EVER.