Discworld/Interesting Times/Tear Jerker
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- When hearing about what happens to Twoflower's wife. It is the only time Rincewind has ever seen Twoflower look anything other than happy, contented and trusting. Later, of course, he challenges the villainous Lord Hong to a duel to the death as payback—which is also highly out of character for Twoflower. And as we all know, OOC Is Serious Business.
"Rincewind: 'I was, er, I was sorry to hear that your wife, er—'
Twoflower: 'Things happen in war. I have two dutiful daughters.'
Rincewind opened his mouth to say something but Twoflower's bright, brittle smile froze the words in his throat."
- Lord Hong himself. Having spent virtually all his life as The Ace in whatever he sought to do and essentially controlling the Empire by proxy, his ultimate goal is to rise to power in Ankh Morpork and play chess with the Patrician. He even spent months having spies travel to the city, carefully ordering specific pieces of clothing until he had a complete set of clothing that fit the description of a Morpork noble. Amidst his detachment from virtually everything else, Hong literally trembling with anticipation as he periodically tries on the clothes is...heartbreaking. For all the evil he's done, he practically becomes a tragic villain when you realize that he's been The Ace ever since he could walk and talk, but it doesn't matter when the populace of the Empire will grovel at the feet of anyone with a horse. He wants nothing more than to rise to power in a city where he has to earn his respect by his own merits.