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Humans[]

Description[]

Crisplock

Discworld humans seem to be about the same as Roundworld ones, if slightly more malicious.

Notable Humans[]

Dwarfs[]

Description[]

Cheery littlebottom

Discworld dwarfs are short with long hair, beards, and a tendancy towards iron helmets and chainmail. However, many female dwarfs (Thud!) are beginning to show their seperate identity, with more carefully combed beards and sometimes dresses.

Notable Dwarfs[]

Trolls[]

Description[]

Trolls are silicon-based creatures, that in The Colour Of Magic turn to rock in daylight. However, this detail seems to be absent of many later novels. It seems that trolls were largely portrayed as stupid, inferiour creatures until Men at Arms, when Sergeant (then Lance-Constable) Detritus joins the Watch. However, Detritus is still portrayed as quite stupid, or "thick." His apparent intelligence increases across the books til Thud! when trolls seem to be largely considered equals (except by people like Tarantella Lavish and Lord De Worde).

Troll Bridge discworld

Notable Trolls[]

Goblins[]

Description[]

Goblins were commonly stereotyped as stupid, inferior, vermin, but this all changed in Snuff. Goblins are thin, with many sinews, a distinctively cynical but joking personality, well represented by Of The Twighlight The Darkness and Stinky.

Notable Goblins[]

Golems[]

Description[]

Large clay beings, before the golem liberation began in Feet Of Clay, golems did all the mucky jobs.

Notable Golems[]

Nobbymine

Nobbs[]

Description[]

The Nobbs is a strange creature, who claims to be human (he has a certificate to prove it; it's suspected to be forged. He was disqualified from the human race for shoving).

Notable Nobbses[]

Gargoyles[]

Description[]

Gargoyles are a type of troll, who prefer to move slowly and hang over streets.

Notable Gargoyles[]

  • Constable Downspout
  • Constable Pediment
  • Cornice-Overlooking-Broadway

Gnomes[]

Description[]

Gnomes are small, docile creatures, who are great cobblers. They are related to pictsies.

Notable Gnomes[]

Igor -Paul Kidby-

Igor and Scraps

Igors[]

Description[]

While probably the same species as humans, the Igors have been included on this list as they are so very different. They are excellent at surgery, lisp excessively, and have rather worrying (at least from an other's point of view) approach to Igor funeral rites (everybody gets a goodie bag.)

Notable Igors[]

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