Talk:Jocasta Wiggs

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I've just been re-reading The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents. On page 140, there is a dialogue:

The youngest member of the Trap Disposal Squad was trailing after Sardines. She was wet and dejected. "you look like a drowned rat, miss" said Darktan. "Fell in a broken drain, sir." said Nourishing.

Is it me, or in manner, attitude and experience, does Nourishing come over as a rat version of Jocasta Wiggs? As The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents was published a few years before Night Watch, this could be the genesis of Jocasta...AgProv (talk) 07:13, 30 December 2012 (PST)

Are we really including details for The Watch?

(A discussion of the respect for peripheral creations has been moved to Discworld & Pratchett Wiki:Mended Drum.)

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Artist credits:

  • line art PenultamateDragon;
  • colouring by Sithlordlisa

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Jocasta Wiggs immediately after rescue from the Ramkin dunnikin.


Well done as the depiction is, there is one thing very wrong. Has no one else noticed? --Old Dickens (talk) 03:35, 8 February 2022 (UTC)

I've stared at it way too long. She doesn't have three legs or 18 toes or anything like that... what is it?!? Moishe Rosenbaum (talk) 02:10, 9 February 2022 (UTC)

No way was she going to be carrying a crossbow: she was doing a reconnaissance exercise. Carrying a crossbow would have risked a choice of severe penalties from Lord Vetinari and the Assassins' Guild College. --Old Dickens (talk) 05:40, 9 February 2022 (UTC)

Oh... she was "just supposed to get [Vimes] in her sights", guild honor. I always assumed that meant *literal* sights, like using the crossbow but not loading or firing. But you make a good point. Moishe Rosenbaum (talk) 22:26, 9 February 2022 (UTC)

She does say "I don't even have any crossbow bolts". It may be too deep a rabbit hole. --Old Dickens (talk) 05:22, 14 February 2022 (UTC)