Morphic Resonance : Discworld has played a big part in popularising the phrase.
Wizard Classic : Most of the wizards in the series conform to this image, no doubt out of professional pride.
He's also glad that the different street gangs they were in as kids had a treaty, so he never had to face Willikins in a rumble.
One even goes so far as to set a beartrap behind him as a test, but the Igor gets around it, being no stranger to "masters of an inquiring mind".Elemental Plane : Death's Domain and the Palace of Time.Thief of Time has a scene where pictures of particularly dangerous entities are shown.Sir Pterry spent some time building a plausible demiphysics based on the nature of the disc (eight seasons, a tropical belt at the edge and polar hub, etc a mythology founded on that (the number eight, Eldritch Abominations ) and.There's even a case of "self-trans panic" in the books, wherein the villain turns out to be a closeted "female Dwarf" who had a mental breakdown due to a combination of stress and cognitive dissonanceshe was a prim and proper dwarf, but prim and proper.
Constructed World, with the same continuity (and roughly in chronological order, with a few exceptions many can be loosely grouped into different series, following some of Pratchett's recurring characters.
They're also the most innovative.
Occasionally, someone will say (usually to a wizard) "you can't do X, there's a rule -" only for the character to do it anyway and say "actually, it's more of a guideline".
Those attitudes can also be seen as the exact magic iso version 5.5 opposite: while wizardry is about learning and using that which has already been known for thousands of years, witchcraft is about intimidating magic into doing whatever the witch damn well pleases.
They retort this is not true.
Bilingual Conversation : Any conversation with the Unseen University's librarian (an orangutan).
Fast fowarding, or rewinding to see specific spots in human history (our universe canonically exists in a snowglobe on a shelf in the Unseen University, a wobbly shelf).Other characters have mused that this is their approach to protest.Micro Monarchy : Lancre, in the Ramtop Mountains, and some of its neighboring kingdoms which are even smaller.Messr Honeyplace, Mr Slant's vampiric partner at Morecombe, Slant and Honeyplace, has never made an appearance.Clever puzzles and hilarious animations, however, more than make up for.Old Stoneface still gets made out as the villain of the tale, somehow.Early books actually justify.No Social Skills : Death fails spectacularly at relating to people.The former has spent the majority of his life running away from things, and the latter is an orangutan.Averted by Carrot and Angua, who eventually do end up living together but seem to have no interest in or intention of getting married, despite being one of the series' Official Couples.But in Ankh-Morpork, dwarfs, trolls, and vampires are factions that Vetinari and the Watch deal with like any other guild.Develop between them, until eventually Official Couple status goes to Roland/Letitia and Tiffany/Preston instead.There is no record of anyone Lord Downey may have wanted to inhume ever being poisoned, however.Vimes is the best policeman on the Disc, which means if there is a crime, even outside his jurisdiction, or while he's on vacations, if he hears about it he must investigate.