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5th Oct '17 7:27:06 AM GliderPro
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Two FBI agents part of a government agency that doesn't officially exist but seems to have an interest in the paranormal. They are dispatched to investigate a series of unusual murders in Taylor, where they come into conflict with Dresden and Listens-To-Wind.

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Two FBI agents who are part of a government agency group that doesn't officially exist but seems to have an interest in the paranormal. They are dispatched to investigate a series of unusual murders in Taylor, where they come into conflict with Dresden and Listens-To-Wind.
12th Jul '17 2:21:00 AM GliderPro
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\n [[caption-width-right:150:Biggs (left) and Lytle (right).]]
12th Jul '17 2:20:20 AM GliderPro
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Two FBI agents part of what Listens-To-Wind calls a government unit that shouldn't exist. They are dispatched to investigate a series of unusual murders in Taylor, where they come into conflict with Dresden and Listens-To-Wind.

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Two FBI agents part of what Listens-To-Wind calls a government unit agency that shouldn't exist.doesn't officially exist but seems to have an interest in the paranormal. They are dispatched to investigate a series of unusual murders in Taylor, where they come into conflict with Dresden and Listens-To-Wind.
12th Jul '17 2:19:48 AM GliderPro
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12th Jul '17 2:18:25 AM GliderPro
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[[folder: Agents Biggs and Lytle]]
!!Agent Biggs and Agent Lytle

Two FBI agents part of what Listens-To-Wind calls a government unit that shouldn't exist. They are dispatched to investigate a series of unusual murders in Taylor, where they come into conflict with Dresden and Listens-To-Wind.

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* JurisdictionFriction: Both agents are adamant that the investigation is theirs and Dresden and Listens-To-Wind are not to interfere.
* IronicName: Lytle is much larger than Biggs.

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8th Jul '17 10:46:08 AM randomtroper89
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* SuspiciousSpending: Dresden and Murphy think he is dirty based off his fancy house.
31st May '17 8:50:32 PM Eagal
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* WhatAnIdiot: He falls for Dresden's lie that the bloody clothes and robes in the backseat of Dresden's car are just Halloween props.



** DrivenToSuicide



%%* DrivenToSuicide



* PosthumousCharacter: Well, yeah.

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* PosthumousCharacter: Well, yeah.He was dead before the series started.
23rd Mar '17 5:29:37 PM AthenaBlue
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[[folder: Special Investigations in general]]

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[[folder: Special Investigations in general]]In General]]






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!!Lieutenant/Sergeant Karrin Murphy



* CombatPragmatist: Murphy doesn't have magic. She makes do with ruthless exploitation of her enemies' weaknesses instead. In ''Aftermath'', for example, she deals with an enemy sorcerer by shooting him in the head, while he's focused on different things.

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* CombatPragmatist: Murphy doesn't have magic. She makes do with ruthless exploitation of her enemies' weaknesses instead. In ''Aftermath'', "Aftermath", for example, she deals with an enemy sorcerer by shooting him in the head, while he's focused on different things.



* DyeOrDie: As part of a disguise/"makeover" in ''Aftermath''.

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* DyeOrDie: As part of a disguise/"makeover" in ''Aftermath''."Aftermath".



* TheLancer: She grew into this with Harry. in ''Changes'' when they were at the Red Court base, Harry told her to take the lead if something happened to him and later took over as a top defender of Chicago. In ''Skin Game'' Harry picked her to be his back-up over Thomas.

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* TheLancer: She grew into this with Harry. in ''Changes'' when they were at the Red Court base, Harry told her to take the lead if something happened to him and later took over as a top defender of Chicago. In ''Skin Game'' Harry picked her to be his back-up backup over Thomas.



* PreAssKickingOneLiner: In ''Changes''. Implied to be an Archangel speaking through her due to her wielding Fidelaccius at the time.
--> ''False gods! Pretenders! Usurpers of truth! Destroyers of faith, of families, of lives, of children! For your crimes against the Mayans, against the peoples of the world, now will you answer! Your time has come! Face judgment Almighty!''

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* PintSizedPowerhouse: She's five foot even, and one of the most badass characters in the whole series.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: In ''Changes''. Implied to be an Archangel speaking through her due to her wielding Fidelaccius Fidelacchius at the time.
--> ''False -->''"False gods! Pretenders! Usurpers of truth! Destroyers of faith, of families, of lives, of children! For your crimes against the Mayans, against the peoples of the world, now will you answer! Your time has come! Face judgment Almighty!''Almighty!"''



* SurvivalMantra / MadnessMantra: "I can't believe he's dead."
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: As a cop Murphy was trained in proportionate response, to never go beyond the attacker's danger, but after learning about the supernatural world and the powers some forces have, this trope applies. For that reason in ''Aftermath'' she adds a suppressor to her P-90 and goes for upper body and head shots. And after the turtlenecks were down and dead, she used her SIG and put a few more in their heads just to make sure and burned their master's remains with a can of turpentine, saying there's no such thing as overkill when it comes to supernatural types.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Although it's not her fault - she inherited the decor from her grandmother - tough-as-nails martial arts expert Murphy's home is full of frilly tablecloths and lace doilies, which she easily ''could'' pack up in the attic if she didn't like them.

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* SurvivalMantra / MadnessMantra: SurvivalMantra[=/=]MadnessMantra: "I can't believe he's dead."
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: As a cop Murphy was trained in proportionate response, to never go beyond the attacker's danger, but after learning about the supernatural world and the powers some forces have, this trope applies. For that reason in ''Aftermath'' "Aftermath" she adds a suppressor to her P-90 and goes for upper body and head shots. And after the turtlenecks were down and dead, she used her SIG and put a few more in their heads just to make sure and burned their master's remains with a can of turpentine, saying there's no such thing as overkill when it comes to supernatural types.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Although it's not her fault - -- she inherited the decor from her grandmother - -- tough-as-nails martial arts expert Murphy's home is full of frilly tablecloths and lace doilies, which she easily ''could'' pack up in the attic if she didn't like them.



* VagueAge: Her age is never mentioned, but she and Harry are supposed to be "of an age". This is fine, until you consider that by the time we first meet her, she is a police lieutenant running her own unit and has two divorces under her belt already. According to WordOfGod, Harry is ''twenty-five years old'' in ''Storm Front'', which, presumably makes Murphy anywhere from roughly 23 to 29. Kinda young for a twice-divorced police lieutenant.

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* VagueAge: VagueAge:
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Her age is never mentioned, but she and Harry are supposed to be "of an age". This is fine, until you consider that by the time we first meet her, she is a police lieutenant running her own unit and has two divorces under her belt already. According to WordOfGod, Harry is ''twenty-five years old'' in ''Storm Front'', which, presumably makes Murphy anywhere from roughly 23 to 29. Kinda young for a twice-divorced police lieutenant.



* WaifFu: A realistic version--Murphy is ''tiny'' compared to the things she ends up fighting.

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* WaifFu: A realistic version--Murphy version -- Murphy is ''tiny'' compared to the things she ends up fighting.




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!!Detective Sergeant Henry Rawlins




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!!Detective Sergeant/Lieutenant John Stallings










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!!Detective Micky Malone







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!!Detective O'Toole









[[WMG: Administration]]

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[[WMG: [[header: Administration]]




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!!Commissioner Howard Fairweather









[[WMG: Forensics]]

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[[WMG: [[header: Forensics]]




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!!Jarvis









[[WMG: Homicide]]

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!!Detective Sergeant Greene










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!!Detective Dougherty



A homicide detective. Appears in ComicBook/WildCard.

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A homicide detective. Appears in ComicBook/WildCard.
''ComicBook/WildCard''.



* JurisdictionFriction: Has this with Murphy when Murphy and Rawlins begins to evaluate the murder of Manny Jordan; Dougherty feels that, since it's a homicide, it should be his department instead of Special Investigations that handles it. He does, however, allow Murphy and Rawlins to investigate on their own.

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* JurisdictionFriction: Has this with Murphy when Murphy she and Rawlins begins to evaluate the murder of Manny Jordan; Dougherty feels that, since it's a homicide, it should be his department instead of Special Investigations that handles it. He does, however, allow Murphy and Rawlins to investigate on their own.






[[WMG: Internal Affairs]]

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[[WMG: [[header: Internal Affairs]]




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!!Detective Jerome Rudolph



* DependingOnTheArtist / DependingOnTheWriter: Rudolph is described in the novels as young and good looking, but in the comics he's drawn as older and with scraggly hair.

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* DependingOnTheArtist / DependingOnTheWriter: DependingOnTheArtist[=/=]DependingOnTheWriter: Rudolph is described in the novels as young and good looking, but in the comics he's drawn as older and with scraggly hair.



* FaceHeelTurn: Rudolph is introduced in ''Fool Moon'' as a rookie justifiably scared by the loup-garou rampaging around in the next room. In ''Grave Peril,'' he gives Harry a IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer regarding Murphy. However, by two books, he's tranferred to Internal Affairs and become the Rudolph we love to hate.
* InSeriesNickname: SI refer to him as "Rudolph The Brown-Nosed Cop Cop".

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* FaceHeelTurn: Rudolph is introduced in ''Fool Moon'' as a rookie justifiably scared by the loup-garou rampaging around in the next room. In ''Grave Peril,'' Peril'', he gives Harry a IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer regarding Murphy. However, by two books, he's tranferred to Internal Affairs and become the Rudolph we love to hate.
* InSeriesNickname: SI refer to him as "Rudolph The the Brown-Nosed Cop Cop".



[[WMG: Organized Crime]]

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[[WMG: [[header: Organized Crime]]




Another nephew of Micky Malone. Murphy calls him for a favor during the ''Aftermath'' case.

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\n!!Detective Malone

Another nephew of Micky Malone. Murphy calls him for a favor during the ''Aftermath'' case.
"Aftermath" case.



[[WMG: Patrol]]

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[[WMG: [[header: Patrol]]




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!!Officer Dwayne










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!!Officer Grayson










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!!Officer Manny Jordan



A patrol officer. Killed by[[spoiler: Puck]] during the ComicBook/WildCard case.

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A patrol officer. Killed by[[spoiler: Puck]] during the ComicBook/WildCard case.
''ComicBook/WildCard'' case.






For Uriel, see his entry under [[Characters/TheDresdenFilesTheChurch The Church]].

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For Uriel, see his entry under [[Characters/TheDresdenFilesTheChurch The the Church]].




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!!Captain Collin "Jack" Murphy




* AffectionateNickname: Karrie for Karin.

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\n* AffectionateNickname: Karrie for Karin.Karrin.



* DisappearedDad: Died when Karin was barely a teenager
* FromACertainPointOfView: He told Harry that if he didn't help his friends in ''Ghost Story'', three of them would die. Turns out he didn't actually know and was simply guessing - after all Harry's life is so dangerous that some of his friends would probably die anyway.

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* DisappearedDad: Died when Karin was barely a teenager
teenager.
* FromACertainPointOfView: He told Harry that if he didn't help his friends in ''Ghost Story'', three of them would die. Turns out he didn't actually know and was simply guessing - -- after all all, Harry's life is so dangerous that some of his friends would probably die anyway.



* MustHaveCaffeine: Carmichael says he's grumpy if he doesn't get his cup. Sadly since he's dead, there is no more coffee to drink.

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* MustHaveCaffeine: Carmichael says he's grumpy if he doesn't get his cup. Sadly Sadly, since he's dead, there is no more coffee to drink.




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!!Detective Sergeant Ron Carmichael



Murphy's original partner, killed by the loup-garou in ''Fool Moon.'' As of ''Ghost Story,'' he's now employed by Uriel.

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Murphy's original partner, killed by the loup-garou in ''Fool Moon.'' Moon''. As of ''Ghost Story,'' Story'', he's now employed by Uriel.




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!!Special Agent Barry Tilly



-->'''Tilly''': "“You’re useless, unprofessional, and impeding this deposition. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Get. Out.]]”

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-->'''Tilly''': "“You’re -->'''Tilly:''' “You’re useless, unprofessional, and impeding this deposition. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Get. Out.]]”




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!!Agent Rick Boughton






[[folder:Agent Phil Denton]]

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[[folder:Agent [[folder: Agent Phil Denton]]
!!Agent Phil Denton



[[caption-width-right:180:Denton as a human...]]

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[[caption-width-right:180:Denton as a human...human . . .]]



[[caption-width-right:180:...and as a (badly bleeding) hexenwolf.]]

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[[caption-width-right:180:...[[caption-width-right:180:. . . and as a (badly bleeding) hexenwolf.]]



[[folder:Agent Deborah Benn]]

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[[folder:Agent [[folder: Agent Deborah Benn]]
!!Agent Deborah Benn



[[caption-width-right:180:Benn as a human...]]

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[[caption-width-right:180:Benn as a human...human . . .]]



[[caption-width-right:180:...and as a hexenwolf.]]

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[[caption-width-right:180:...[[caption-width-right:180:. . . and as a hexenwolf.]]






[[folder:Agent George Wilson]]

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[[folder:Agent [[folder: Agent George Wilson]]
!!Agent George Wilson



[[caption-width-right:180:Wilson as a human...]]

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[[caption-width-right:180:Wilson as a human...human . . .]]



[[caption-width-right:180:...and as a hexenwolf.]]

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[[caption-width-right:180:...[[caption-width-right:180:. . . and as a hexenwolf.]]






[[folder:Agent Roger Harris]]

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[[folder:Agent [[folder: Agent Roger Harris]]
!!Agent Roger Harris



[[caption-width-right:180:Roger as a human...]]

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[[caption-width-right:180:Roger as a human...human . . .]]



[[caption-width-right:180:...and as a hexenwolf.]]

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[[caption-width-right:180:...[[caption-width-right:180:. . . and as a hexenwolf.]]






* ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil: When Harry swipes his belt, he goes into withdrawal and starts getting... twitchy.

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* ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil: When Harry swipes his belt, he goes into withdrawal and starts getting...getting . . . twitchy.
21st Mar '17 4:09:39 AM DoctorFluffy
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[[folder: Special Investigations in general]]
Special Investigations (or S.I) is nowhere near as impressive as it might sound, and a strange. For its businesslike name, the unit is the [[ReassignedToAntarctica ass end of Chicago's police force.]] They're dispatched to look at cases that seem to be beneath the notice of most police in Chicago, such as bigfoot sightings. Unfortunately, as the latter is actually ''real'' in the Dresden Files verse, along with most supernatural creatures, S.I is often unwittingly dispatched to fight genuine supernatural threats.

While the officers of S.I can be trusted (more or less) to help Harry out and serve as his main source of employment for the first few books and are all reasonably competent, the rest of the police department treats them as their pool filter.
* BlatantLies: Their official job, though the public doesn't see it as such. If something supernatural happens, such as a werewolf sighting or a troll attack, it's S.I's job to write them off as large dogs or large ugly men on drugs.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first few books depict them as something like a competent, respected police unit, while later books add the aspect of them being the black sheep of Chicago PD.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: They can be considered Chicago PD's equivalent of Dresden himself - competent in their respective area, but rarely if ever respected.
* NoRespectGuy: They rarely - if ever - get any respect from the rest of the department.
* PoliceAreUseless: Subverted. While they are genuinely competent against supernatural forces, the rest of the police force constantly conspires to keep them useless.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The officers wildly range in experience and ability - you have people like Murphy who deserve better, old beat cops like Rawlins or Stallings, and Rudolph - who was sent there for sleeping with a councilman's daughter.
* ReassignedToAntarctica: If someone isn't in S.I for asking too many questions about a supernatural occurrence, then they're in S.I as a punishment.
-->'''Harry''': "Special Investigations was the CPD’s version of a pool filter. Things that slipped through the areas of interest of the other departments got dumped on SI. Lots of times those things included the cruddy work no one else wanted to do, so SI wound up investigating everything from apparent rains of toads to dogfighting rackets to reports of El Chupacabra molesting neighborhood pets from its lair in a local sewer. It was a crappy job, no pun intended, and as a result SI was regarded by the city as a kind of asylum for incompetents. They weren’t, but the inmates of SI generally did share a couple of traits—intelligence enough to ask questions when something didn’t make sense, and an inexcusable lack of ability when it came to navigating the murky waters of office politics."

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%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure* LoopholeAbuse: Falls victim to it when Harry explains the events of ''Changes'' non-supernaturally. While they're not the exact events due to Harry excising any details such as vampires, murder, or a satellite dropping on Ortega, the basic structure is enough for him to believe Harry.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: One of ''very'' few officers or law enforcement outside of SI who is willing to hear Harry in spite of his public reputation, and doesn't assume the worst of him. Plus, he has no patience for Rudolph.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Overlapping with ReasonableAuthorityFigure, he delivers a short but sweet one to Rudolph:
-->'''Tilly''': "“You’re useless, unprofessional, and impeding this deposition. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Get. Out.]]”


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* BitchInSheepsClothing: After Dresden sees him try to play Good Cop, he sees Rick as this. ''Especially'' because he threatens to search Dresden for a weapon after Dresden calls him out for illegally detaining Molly.
31st Jan '17 7:47:14 PM troodos
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* BadassNormal: It takes a special kind of badass to effectively declare war on the ''White Court'' when he thought they'd tried to kill Murphy.
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