Vimes is a substition for criminals. It doesn't matter if they believe in him, doesn't matter if they are within his jurisdiction, doesn't matter if they think they're outside his notice or above his reach. Vimes can and will come for you, rich or poor, undead or alive, and he will bring you to justice.
"Not fitting at all" seems a fair description of the first adaptation. I can't quite put my finger on the look they've gone for, generically post apocalyptic with a heavy dash of fantasy? Not cyber punk, not steam punk, not particularly discworld. I'd have loved it if the original idea had come to our screens, police procedural Ankh Morpork style. Maybe down the line it can still happen, with Rihanna and Rob keeping control of the overarching vision?
Given he would have only made it to 26 without intervention by Vetinari (inVetintion? There's a pun to be made here) he was being optimistic.
And now I'm imagining Vetinari as Mr Burns. "Drumknott, release Vimes!"
Vetinari asks Simnel about what his peers think of Iron Girder, and he says he talked to Lord Runcible. A lord is a peer, just not the sort Vetinari meant.
This section always gets me. Harry King made it, living a life of comfort beyond anything he could imagine as a kid, with his loving family (well, for the most part), trading on his talents. He even got knighted. And yet the spark is going, he's rowing with his family, and he'd give anything to be in the position he was only a few years back.
I can't help feeling there was quite a bit of Sir Terry Pratchett, knowing he was losing his fight against his Embuggerance, bleeding through here.
That would just about finish off the character assassination.
Mark was expecting it, and Pratchett expected that he would expect it so he put it somewhere Mark wouldn't expect it even though he expected it.
Given Pratchett's previous treatment of men who don't take no for an answer I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt for this being a poorly worded sentence rather than an endorsement of that sort of behaviour. A Carrot-esque approach of being friendly to everyone no matter their attitude is very different to Prince Henrich.
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