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Because P&P was fun.

Vetinari = Giles
Vimes = Faith
Carrot = Riley Finn
Angua = Dawn
Nobby Nobbs = There's no one like Nobby Nobbs. Accept no substitutes.
Fred Colon = Lorne
Detritus = Gunn
Cheery Littlebottom = Doyle
Constable Visit-the-Infidel-With-Explanatory-Pamphlets = Wesley
Lady Sybil = Illyria
Moist von Lipwig = Willow
The Archchancellor = Xander
The Librarian = Oz
Bursar = Drusilla
Ponder Stibbons = Fred
(Leonard of Quirm = Fred)
Granny Weatherwax = Are you kidding? A Buffyverse character that ends up an old maid?
Lily Weatherwax = Maggie Walsh
Nanny Ogg = Anya
(Cut-me-own-throat Dibbler = Anya)
Magrat = Tara
Death = Buffy
Death of rats = Vi
Susan Sto Helit = Cordelia

First of all, Vetinari is a comedy character type, because he's always right. He reminds me a bit of some P. G. Wodehouse characters. No, wait. Henry in Isaac Asimov's Black Widower stories is also always right, and that's not comedy. But in any case, it's an unusual character type that only works under certain circumstances. Giles isn't always right. Giles isn't a political genius either. And yet...think how much happier Giles would have been if he was Vetinari. Watcher is a stupid dead-end job (at least as presented), and shopkeeper never really agreed with him. Giles needed more scope. (As a father figure, it's hard to forgive Giles for leaving Buffy and blaming it on her...but on the other hand, as a Watcher, or even as a person, he didn't have a whole lot of purpose and if he wanted to go off and find something more, it's hard for me to blame him for that.) Taking on the role of Vetinari might be a bit much for him, but I don't see anyone else who could even try. And maybe it would be good for him.

At first I had Buffy as Vimes, but Faith works better because she fell off the good wagon and is working her way back. As for Carrot, that's clean cut corn fed Iowa boy Riley Finn of Season 4. Carrot, obviously, would in fact visit vampire whores, but probably because he was worried about their living conditions.

Angua needed to be someone who's level-headed, and it was between Dawn and Lorne, but Dawn won because she can pass as human. I don't know, I'm really becoming unsure about my characterization of Dawn. I'm not sure I can support her being level-headed. It's not supported in Season 5 or 6, she's "emo kid sister" and "attention-seeking shoplifting kid sister". Maybe I just want her to be. Level-headed characters are in short supply. Or maybe it's because she's got to be pretty level headed off camera to get through everything. She's probably a bit more level headed in season 7, too. There's the whole acceptance of being normal plot.

Is it weird that the green-skinned guy is the one who comes across to me as the most absolutely normal character around? Probably because he's centered and happy with himself. Lorne's smarter than Colon though. Gunn, like Detritus, is much more than just a strong guy. Doyle needs to come to terms with who he is; maybe he'd have been more like Cheery if he'd been around longer. Obviously, this is early Wesley, and is mostly a joke.

I may be type-casting Illyria as people with "Lady" in their name, and it's probably a bit unfair to Lady Sybil, but...sort of like Giles, this may be somewhere for Illyria to go if she's tired of being where she is. Find something and hold on to it and take care of it.

Willow, like Moist, is smart and capable of both great good and great evil. Xander and the Archchancellor both have an essential cheerfulness and that goes along with an unwillingness to accept certain things.

Oz and the librarian are pretty cool about turning into animals. Drusilla is simply typecast as someone who is also a bit mad. Fred is the scientist type...but I think Fred as Leonard of Quirm is more interesting. Remember when Fred made that thing that looked like a toaster and threw axes? Does she ever do anything like that again? Because I wish she would.

Maggie Walsh, like Lily Weatherwax, is manipulative and thinks she's the good one. (This could be Willow, except that Willow doesn't think she's good, she thinks she's justified.)

Anya is clearly not a well developed character in my mind, because I keep putting her in as 'person who says things that aren't tasteful'. Of course, she does want to get married and have children, so Nanny Ogg works on that level too.

Tara has New Age vibes, and when it comes down to it, she can stand up for herself. Buffy and Death both have points where they run away from their job, said job involving death. And I know the potentials are really people in their own right, but they just came across as this mass of Slayerness. Vi is the one whose name I could remember.

Cordelia is very strong minded, like Susan Sto Helit.

The plot: Glory rips a hole in reality while trying to get home, but doesn't kill Dawn...and ends up in Discworld. Buffy tries to sacrifice herself and fails both to sacrifice herself and to close the hole (if Spike can fall off the top of that tower without dying, then I'd assume that so long as the rift in reality doesn't kill her, Buffy will survive the fall).

The spirit of Sunnydale/LA invades Discworld (sort of like that book in which "music with rocks in" takes over Discworld). In Discworld, people begin planning for the next apocalypse as if they've done this before while Glory causes havoc; in Sunnydale/LA people have very real and energetic dreams, and have no energy for their waking hours. This includes everyone, not just our heroes, but vampires with souls are not affected because of reasons (actually, it's possible that no one ever figures out why).

Spike and Angel (this occurs in an AU where the Glory plot happens during Season 7 of Buffy and something else happened in Season 5) must journey to Discworld and join forces with Granny Weatherwax and Nobby Nobbs (the in world explanation for them is that Granny is unaffected by the weirdness because she's good at protecting her mind, and Nobby isn't affected because he really is just that unique). Working together (and with some help and some hinderence from other characters), they defeat Glory, fix the rift, and separate the worlds.


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