Is Twoflower fat or thin?

Discussion in 'THE WIZARD BOOKS' started by Lawless, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Lawless New Member

    I remember Twoflower being described as "a fat little man" in The Light Fantastic, but wasn't he earlier described as "thin" in The Colour of Magic or am I imagining it?

    Sorry if I sound like I'm being picky; it's just really annoying me for some reason! Can anyone set my tortured mind at ease? :redface:
  2. Maljonic Administrator

    I'm not sure, I know he's short and supposed to be a bit like a Japanese tourist. I never thought of him as being fat or thin myself, perhaps short with a bit of a tummy?
  3. Lawless New Member

    Aye, I always thought of him as an Asian tourist too. I also thought he actually had four eyes due to the artwork on the book's front cover. Then I realized it just meant he wore glasses!

    About his physical appearance... I don't know- it's just that when I read the description of him being fat in The Light Fantastic, a bell rang in my head and for some reason I thought: hang on! Wasn't he supposed to be skinny! How did he go from skinny to fat over the course of two books?! Is this a boo-boo and inconsistancy on TP's part; or maybe I'm getting something mixed up.

    So I go flipping through The Colour of Magic again to try and find the first description of him; but to no avail. I have no idea why this is bugging me so much, so I guess I'm just gonna have to re-read both books just to keep my sanity!
  4. Maljonic Administrator

    This is what he looks like in the graphic novel if it's any help:


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  5. Lawless New Member

    Thanks for that. Never seen that before. :smile:

    Although, I finally found out what was bugging me. It was this little passage near the beginning of The Colour of Magic:

    "When he returned, the being called Twoflower was hanging limply over his shoulder. It was small and skinny, and dressed very oddly in a pair of knee length britches and a shirt in such a violent and vivid conflict of colours that Weasel's fastidious eye was offended even in the half light."

    Notice it says Twoflower is 'small and skinny' whereas he's always described as fat or plump in the following novel. I knew there was somethin' up; maybe he just put on weight. Anyway, whatever the explanation, maybe now I can get some sleep! :lol:
  6. TamyraMcG Active Member

    Of course now he looks just like Sam Gamgee to me.
  7. Lawless New Member

    I always thought of Masi Oka from heroes. Perfect Twoflower! XD
  8. Maljonic Administrator

    I think he probably would put on weight considering the difference in diets between his homeland and Ankh-Morpork. :)

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