History Characters / TheDresdenFilesHarrysHousehold

14th Apr '17 10:24:33 AM MasterFuzzy
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Harry's dog, acquired accidentally when Harry was hired by a Tibetan monk to retrieve a litter of fu dog puppies from captivity. Mouse accidentally got left behind, and Harry couldn't get in touch with the monks to return him. Harry named him Mouse because he was small, grey and quiet... and the last line of the book in which he's introduced is, "Why did you buy large-breed puppy chow?"

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Harry's dog, acquired accidentally when Harry was hired by a Tibetan monk to retrieve a litter of fu dog puppies from captivity. Mouse accidentally got left behind, and Harry couldn't get in touch with the monks to return him. Harry named him Mouse because he was small, grey and quiet... and the last line of the book in which he's introduced is, "Why did you buy large-breed puppy chow?"chow?" He has since become a good friend to Team Harry.



** He started off as Harry's, helping him detect some evil mojo if it was approaching, like Mavra in ''Dead Beat''. He is fiercely loyal and dangerous to anything evil.

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** He started off as Harry's, helping him detect some evil mojo if it was approaching, like Mavra in ''Dead Beat''. He is fiercely loyal to Harry, and highly dangerous to anything evil.



* ObfuscatingStupidity: It has been proven that Mouse is at least as intelligent as any human. In ''Changes''. When Harry and his associate are transformed by Lea into hounds, they can understand Mouse speak. Turns out he's smart enough and powerful enough to be called a demon by Lea, and frightens her enough to make her back down by threatening to bite her ass off.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: It has been proven that Mouse is at least as intelligent as any human. In ''Changes''. When Harry and his associate are transformed by Lea into hounds, they can understand Mouse speak. Turns out he's smart enough and powerful enough to be called a demon by Lea, and frightens her enough to make her back down by [[NotHyperbole threatening to bite her ass off.]]


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* ThisIsMyHuman:
-->'''Lea:''' How did [Harry] ever win you?
-->'''Mouse:''' He didn't. I won him.
14th Apr '17 10:04:58 AM MasterFuzzy
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** [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness What's the best way to establish that a bad guy is Serious News? If Harry's too scared to snark at them.]]
** At one point, he shoots his mouth off to a couple of very powerful beings, with the excuse that [[BlatantLies they might feel left out if he didn't, seeing as he's shot his mouth off to everyone else]].



** It's implies that being this is a prerequisite for being a powerful wizard.



** PlayingWithFire: Harry's signature far and away is fire. It's highly offensive magic ([[DestructiveSaviour as Harry is reminded to his chagrin from time to time]]), and his blasting rod is a magical focus meant to use fire exclusively. It's later enhanced by {{Hellfire}}, one instance with Summer Fire, and then later he gains permanent access to [[HolyHandGrenade Soulfire]]. Ironically, the power of the Winter Mantle can be used to empower his fire spells, and the affect mixes surprisingly well with Soulfire.

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** PlayingWithFire: Harry's signature far and away is fire. It's highly offensive magic ([[DestructiveSaviour as Harry is reminded to his chagrin from time to time]]), and his blasting rod is a magical focus meant to use fire exclusively. It's later enhanced by {{Hellfire}}, one instance with Summer Fire, and then later he gains permanent access to [[HolyHandGrenade Soulfire]]. Ironically, the power of the Winter Mantle can be used to empower his fire spells, and the affect effect mixes surprisingly well with Soulfire.Soulfire.
*** Lea even lampshades this at a couple of points.
-->'''Lea''': Honestly, child. There are elements other than fire, you know.



*** Less flexibly used than fire, but certainly with almost as much frequency. Harry uses this to create his [[DeflectorShields magic shield]]. Initially, it was useful in deflecting and absorbing kinetic energy (i.e. bullets and charging mooks), but barely surviving an encounter with Mavra and her flamethrower-wielding Renfields lead him to upgrading it to cover a fuller spectrum of harm, but it's more taxing on Harry. He usually compensates by raising it to cover quadrants and keeping tabs on when he needs to keep it up moment by moment.

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*** Less flexibly used than fire, but certainly with almost as much frequency. Harry uses this to create his [[DeflectorShields magic shield]]. Initially, it was useful in deflecting and absorbing kinetic energy (i.e. bullets and charging mooks), but barely surviving an encounter with Mavra and her flamethrower-wielding Renfields lead him to upgrading it to cover a fuller spectrum of harm, but it's more taxing on Harry. He usually compensates by raising it to cover quadrants and keeping tabs on when he needs to keep it up moment by moment. He can also form it into different shapes.
14th Apr '17 9:46:27 AM MasterFuzzy
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** And he has a massive GuiltComplex to go with that ChronicHeroSyndrome. It originated when he was escaping from Justin, as he got a civilian involved by trying to rob him, only for He Who Walks Behind to come along and brutally kill the young man.

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** And he has a massive GuiltComplex to go with that ChronicHeroSyndrome. It originated when he was escaping from Justin, as he got a civilian involved by trying to rob him, only for He Who Walks Behind to come along and brutally kill the young man. The ChronicHeroSyndrome also feeds his GuiltComplex-whenever he fails to save someone, he always blames himself.
9th Apr '17 12:16:00 AM Yozzy
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** ''Literature/SkinGame'' implies that the Winter Knight's mantle is mostly the ability to run the human body [[UninhibitedMusclePower with the limits turned off]]. You know, like the limits that keep one from breaking their own bones, shredding their own muscles, or running themselves to death by exhaustion.

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** ''Literature/SkinGame'' implies that In ''Literature/SkinGame'', Butters theorizes the Winter Knight's mantle is mostly the ability to run isn't power-imbuing as much as it being psychosomatic, with increased testosterone increasing aggression and strength paired running the human body [[UninhibitedMusclePower with the limits turned off]]. You know, like the limits that keep one from breaking their own bones, shredding their own muscles, or running themselves to death by exhaustion. Murphy's counterpoint is that he's pointing out facts that fit multiple theories.



** PureEnergy: His second most used spell is using kinetic force. While it was initially limited to storing it up using rings and could only release it with physical contact (i.e. a punch), he eventually gains enough control to shoot the energy stored up in his rings to good effect. He also can use it on a much smaller scale without his rings to mimic the affects of [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]].

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** PureEnergy: His second most used spell is using kinetic force. While it was initially limited to storing it up using rings and could only release it with physical contact (i.e. a punch), he eventually gains enough control to shoot the energy stored up in his rings to good effect. He also can use it on a much smaller scale without his rings to mimic the affects effects of [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]].



** GravityMaster: Using earth magic, Harry has a spell where he can "borrow" gravity from an broad area for a moment and focus it into a much smaller area to create crushing g-force. It's one spell, and it takes some time to work it for an effect that lasts just a second or so, but it packs a serious punch.

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** GravityMaster: Using earth magic, Harry has a spell where he can "borrow" gravity from an a broad area for a moment and focus it into a much smaller area to create crushing g-force. It's one spell, and it takes some time to work it for an effect that lasts just a second or so, but it packs a serious punch.



* FigureItOutYourself: Harry's understanding of how magic works in his world is incomplete. This is because he really wasn't taught or trusted by the most knowledgeable. Those who do know refrain from telling him because they believe it is important that he figure things out on his own.

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* FigureItOutYourself: A big part of the White Council's philosophy on apprenticeship and developing as a Wizard is learning by figuring out some things for oneself. Harry's understanding of how magic works in his world is incomplete. This is because he really wasn't taught or trusted by the most knowledgeable. Those who do know refrain from telling him because they believe it is important that he figure things out on his own.



** As part of her apprenticeship, he gave Molly the task of magically making a string stand straight up and the beads on it rise to the top. For a green newbie like Molly, it would seem [[ImpossibleTask unreasonable and next to impossible]], but the lesson was that it wasn't about magical muscle as much as that she needed to be in the right frame of mind to effectively use magic.



* GoodIsNotNice: Boy howdy.
** Harry will be kind and caring to any child.
** He will shovel his elderly landlady's sidewalk in winter.
** He will also exterminate an entire race of monsters who try to hurt his daughter.
** He nearly burned off his apprentice's face to teach her humility and understanding that what they were involved in wasn't a game.

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* GameFace: Unknown by Harry himself, but Murphy spends some time reflecting on how he normally seems versus how he gets in a fight. He goes from quirky, gangling nerd to confident, scary badass with the power of the universe at his fingers.
* GoodIsNotNice: Boy howdy.
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howdy. Harry will be kind and caring to any child.
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child. He will shovel his elderly landlady's sidewalk in winter.
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winter. He will also exterminate an entire race of monsters who try to hurt his daughter.
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daughter. He nearly burned off his apprentice's face to teach her humility and understanding in that what they were involved in wasn't a game.



* HeroesPreferSwords: Averted. Save for his sword cane, which was more useful in fencing, Harry won't be receiving any sword from Mab, like Fix got from Titania.

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* HeroesPreferSwords: Averted. Save for his Harry once had a sword cane, which and while his physique gave him a lunge with some distance, he wasn't too skilled with it, and it was more useful in fencing, simply impractical if he couldn't solve his problems with staff, blasting rod, and revolver. The events of ''Dead Beat'' left Harry owed a sword, but unable to get one. And finally, Harry simply won't be receiving any sword from Mab, like Fix got from Titania.



** To the [[{{Muggles}} "straights"]] he's at best a quirky man who knows way too much and thus is pretty damned creepy, and at worst they see him as a delusional charlatan who may or may not be conning Chicago PD out of good money. And so, InternalAffairs, [[HateSink Detective Rudolph]] in particular, rabidly hates him and tried to jail him at least once, while trying to undermine him and everyone connected to him repeatedly.

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** To the [[{{Muggles}} "straights"]] he's at best a quirky man who knows way too much and thus is pretty damned creepy, and at worst they see him as a delusional or a charlatan who may or may not be conning Chicago PD out of good money. And so, InternalAffairs, [[HateSink Detective Rudolph]] in particular, rabidly hates him and tried to jail him at least once, while trying to undermine him and everyone connected to him repeatedly.



** His ostensible allies don't trust him, and the only people he's got on his side are a gaggle of werewolves, the [[ChurchMilitant Knights]], a few members of the Chicago PD's Special Investigations unit, his half-brother, his apprentice, a Foo dog, and a smattering of allies in the Faerie Courts and the White Council. And knowing Harry, being homeless and dead for about a year is going to cause even more problems.

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** His ostensible allies don't trust him, and the only people he's got on his side are a gaggle of werewolves, the [[ChurchMilitant Knights]], a few members of the Chicago PD's Special Investigations unit, his half-brother, his apprentice, a Foo dog, and a smattering of allies in the Faerie Courts and the White Council. And knowing Harry, being homeless and dead for about half a year is going to cause even more problems.



** He used this plus ExactWords at Molly's trial. He pointed out that the whole of the Senior Council present hadn't voted. Since it was only Rashid and the Merlin present, the Merlin would be the default proxy if the others were absent and hadn't made arrangements, giving his vote the added weight of the five who weren't present. The Merlin was willing follow protocol and wait for Rashid to vote, even though it was a forgone conclusion that the majority favored death. They couldn't touch Molly until ''all'' voted. Rashid stalled long enough that Michael arrived with [=McCoy=] and all of the Council recruits that he saved, giving Harry the leverage he needed to convince the Merlin to change his vote.
** He also uses this, crossed with ExactWords in ''Small Favor'', to avoid getting slaughtered by Eldest Gruff. The Eldest Gruff mentioned that he serves the Summer Court and ''then'' the Summer Queen, and Harry reasoned that the Eldest Gruff killing him when he still had a favor to call upon would look poorly on Summer, so Harry called it in on the spot, taking the Eldest Gruff out of the picture (or rather, allowed him to ''leave'' it) long enough for Harry to end the situation. In this case, it works mostly because the [[AntiVillain Eldest Gruff]] [[MyMasterRightOrWrong wasn't that keen on killing Harry anyways]] and thus is [[PunchClockVillain willing to play along]].

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** He used this plus ExactWords at Molly's trial. He pointed out that the whole of the Senior Council present hadn't voted. Since it was only Rashid and the Merlin present, the Merlin would be the default proxy if the others were absent and hadn't made arrangements, giving his vote the added weight of the five who weren't present. The Merlin was willing follow protocol and wait for Rashid to vote, even though it was a forgone conclusion that the majority vote of one favored death. They couldn't touch Molly until ''all'' voted. Rashid stalled long enough that Michael arrived with [=McCoy=] and all of the Council recruits that he saved, giving Harry the leverage he needed to convince the Merlin to change his vote.
** He also uses this, crossed with ExactWords in ''Small Favor'', to avoid getting slaughtered by Eldest Gruff. The Eldest Gruff mentioned that he serves the Summer Court and ''then'' the Summer Queen, and Harry reasoned that the Eldest Gruff killing him when he still had a favor to call upon would look poorly on Summer, so Summer. The Eldest Gruff agreed but points out that a single favor didn't carry enough leverage to spare his life. Harry called it in on still works this to his advantage by cashing the spot, taking favor and requesting a doughnut. They [[FriendlyEnemy shared a good laugh]] over the matter, and Eldest Gruff left to fulfill the favor. The got Eldest Gruff out of the picture (or rather, allowed him to ''leave'' it) long enough for Harry to end the situation. situation and the hit on him from Summer. In this case, it works mostly because the [[AntiVillain Eldest Gruff]] [[MyMasterRightOrWrong wasn't under orders]] and not that keen on killing Harry anyways]] anyways and thus is [[PunchClockVillain willing to play along]].



* MagneticHero: Not that Harry realizes it but over the course of the series he has won the friendship of the Alphas, the Carpenter family, the Knights of the Cross, Lash, Butters, the respect of John Marcone who often aids him, Rashid the Gatekeeper, Listens to Wind, the Wardens and so many others in the mortal and supernatural community and many of them would aid him without hesitation. Not bad for a guy who started out with only Murphy, Bob and Mister.

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* MagneticHero: Not that Harry realizes it but over the course of the series he has won the friendship of the Alphas, the Carpenter family, the Knights of the Cross, Lash, Butters, the respect of John Marcone who often aids him, Rashid the Gatekeeper, Listens to Wind, the many young Wardens as well as their leader, and so many others in the mortal and supernatural community and many of them would aid him without hesitation. Not bad for a guy who started out with only Murphy, Bob and Mister.



* MuggleMageRomance: Had a (ultimately tragic) relationship with tabloid reporter Susan Rodriguez, and has had a star-crossed will-they-or-wont-they with Karrin Murphy for some time.

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* MuggleMageRomance: Had a (ultimately tragic) relationship with tabloid reporter Susan Rodriguez, and has had a star-crossed will-they-or-wont-they will-they-or-won't-they with Karrin Murphy for some time.



* NoodlePeople: He's 6 foot 9 (or 2.05 m.) and very skinny. ''Aftermath'' (narrated by Murphy,) mentions that when he's not in combat situations he instinctively moves with exaggerated care and restraint to avoid accidentally hitting someone or something with his long limbs.

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* NoodlePeople: He's 6 foot 9 (or 2.05 m.) and very skinny. ''Aftermath'' (narrated by Murphy,) mentions that when he's not in combat situations he instinctively moves with exaggerated care and restraint to avoid accidentally hitting someone or something with his long limbs.



* PowerUp: Being one of the strongest Wizard's of his generation is nothing to sneeze at, but he gets stronger when he's imbued with the mantle of the Winter Knight. While it gives him some pretty good benefits, it's at least semi-sentient and thinks in very instinctual terms, including but not limited to power, authority, territoriality, and indulging the user's baser instincts. In practical terms, [[BlessedWithSuck it tries to push Harry to dominate, kill, and rape those around him]], and if the Mantle doesn't agree with what Harry's doing, he has to reframe the task ahead of him in terms the Mantle can understand or it won't cooperate.
** As for what it can do for him, it gives him low grade SuperStrength (he can bench press ''400 kilos, almost 900 pounds''), he [[FeelNoPain feels no pain]], and it gives him enhanced stamina, makes him sure-footed and silent while walking on ice, and it can augment his magic, ''even'' his fire spells. Also, while he already could on paper use ice magic (and has done so a few times in the past), it took him a lot of effort and magical juice to get relatively minor and unsophisticated effects; but with the Winter Mantle, he has easy access to ice magic and has enough control to do some pretty nifty things he couldn't do before.

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* PowerUp: Being one of the strongest Wizard's of his generation is nothing to sneeze at, but he gets stronger when a few upgrades as he goes along. Gaining a power up isn't unique among wizards, but Harry has a few of the most unique.
** He gets access to {{Hellfire}} while Lash was in his head, and loses it after her HeroicSacrifice. He could've even more power as well as [[TheAgeless agelessness]] if he took up Lasciel's coin, but Harry staunchly refused damnation.
** Shortly afterwards, it's implied ''Lucifer himself'' intervenes in the mortal world by doing a favor for his minions by creating and sustaining a giant ring of Hellfire, in spite of the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause agreement against divine interference]]. Doing so allowed Heaven's black-ops guy Uriel to intervene to balance the scales, and quietly gave Harry access to Hellfire's angelic equivalent, [[HolyHandGrenade Soulfire]], which is good for hurting boosting magic and hurting daemons and the like, but it's real strength is creation.
** Harry later earns the respect of Daemonreach and becomes its Warden. While it can be considered more of a responsibility than a gift, as long as
he's imbued with on its shores, he gets a massive boost to power, omniscient knowledge of the island's surface, and it's full cooperation in it manipulating its surface. It's very situational since few of Harry's enemies will go there, but it's still a pretty big boost.
* And most recently he's taken up
the mantle of the Winter Knight. It gives him low grade SuperStrength (he can bench press ''400 kilos, almost 900 pounds''), he [[FeelNoPain feels no pain]], he gets a small HealingFactor, it gives him enhanced stamina, makes him sure-footed and silent while walking on ice, and it can augment his magic, ''even'' his fire spells. Also, while he already could, on paper, use ice magic (and has done so a few times in the past), it took him a lot of effort and magical juice to get relatively minor and unsophisticated effects; but with the Winter Mantle, he has easy access to ice magic with some good fine control. [[PowerAtAPrice While it gives him some pretty good benefits, benefits]], [[SentientPhlebotinum it's at least semi-sentient semi-sentient]] and thinks in very instinctual terms, including but not limited to power, authority, territoriality, and indulging the user's baser instincts. In practical terms, [[BlessedWithSuck it tries to push Harry to dominate, kill, and rape those around him]], and if the Mantle doesn't agree with what Harry's doing, he has to reframe the task ahead of him in terms the Mantle can understand or it won't cooperate.
** As for what it can do for him, it gives him low grade SuperStrength (he can bench press ''400 kilos, almost 900 pounds''), he [[FeelNoPain feels no pain]], and it gives him enhanced stamina, makes him sure-footed and silent while walking on ice, and it can augment his magic, ''even'' his fire spells. Also, while he already could on paper use ice magic (and has done so a few times in the past), it took him a lot of effort and magical juice to get relatively minor and unsophisticated effects; but with the Winter Mantle, he has easy access to ice magic and has enough control to do some pretty nifty things he couldn't do before.
cooperate.



* PyroManiac: Uses it at ThereIsNoKillLikeOverKill levels. People have complained and pointed out that there ''are'' other elements he could use...



** Lacking any rings in ''Skin Games'', he just carves the spell into his wizard's staff. ''Seventy-seven times''

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** Lacking any rings in ''Skin Games'', he just carves the spell into his wizard's staff. ''Seventy-seven times''times.''



** He knows how to preform the Darkhallow ritual.
** He knows Lara Raith is the power behind the White Court and Thomas is his brother.

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** He knows how to preform perform the Darkhallow ritual.
** He knows Lara Raith is the power behind the White Court and Thomas is his brother.half-brother. (The first point is probably an OpenSecret within the White Court, but he's the only outsider we know that knows it.)


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** Harry knows about the island of Daemonreach and its nature. This is a secret known to a few major players in the supernatural world, but Harry learned of it when he was still young. Not only that, but it allowed him to be its Warden as well as learning its origin, and the only other ones we know who also knew it is Bob, the original Merlin, and Daemonreach itself.
3rd Apr '17 12:57:55 PM Richie_Adler
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* SanitySlippage: In ''Dead Beat'', Harry is clearly feeling the affects of the Shadow in his head. He's becoming more and more aggravated and short-tempered as the story progresses, and his friends are becoming afraid of him. He was noticed speaking to empty rooms as though having a conversation with somebody only he could see, but then he ''was'' the only one who could see and hear Lasciel when she assumed the identity of Sheila. They come to terms, and he's clearly doing better by the next book.

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* SanitySlippage: In ''Dead Beat'', Harry is clearly feeling the affects effects of the Shadow in his head. He's becoming more and more aggravated and short-tempered as the story progresses, and his friends are becoming afraid of him. He was noticed speaking to empty rooms as though having a conversation with somebody only he could see, but then he ''was'' the only one who could see and hear Lasciel when she assumed the identity of Sheila. They come to terms, and he's clearly doing better by the next book.
23rd Mar '17 8:41:01 PM AthenaBlue
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[[folder:Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden]]

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[[folder:Harry Dresden]]
!!Harry
Blackstone Copperfield Dresden]]
Dresden



* BuffySpeak: This gem from ''Fool Moon'':
-->"DON'T MESS WITH A WIZARD WHILE HE'S WIZARDING! NOW GET ME A STUFFED ANIMAL!"







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!!Bob the Skull



* CannotTellFictionFromReality: Maaaybe... In ''Small Favor'' Harry notes that Bob is a being of pure thought, which, in a sense, all fictional characters are too, and that Bob may consider the characters in his romance novels to be kin. He even talks to them as he reads. He's also mentioned to Harry that there are other universes where "fictional" characters are real, so it's possible that he has trouble keeping track.

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* CannotTellFictionFromReality: Maaaybe...Maaaybe . . . In ''Small Favor'' Harry notes that Bob is a being of pure thought, which, in a sense, all fictional characters are too, and that Bob may consider the characters in his romance novels to be kin. He even talks to them as he reads. He's also mentioned to Harry that there are other universes where "fictional" characters are real, so it's possible that he has trouble keeping track.







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!!Mister



* RunningGag: Harry has a whole grab-bag of jokes about Mister's massive size, usually related to his eating habits (dogs, sheep, small children...) or breeding (part bobcat).

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* RunningGag: Harry has a whole grab-bag of jokes about Mister's massive size, usually related to his eating habits (dogs, sheep, small children...children . . .) or breeding (part bobcat).







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!!Mouse



* AngelUnaware: Uriel refers to him as "cousin." His exact nature and true power remain a mystery.

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* AngelUnaware: Uriel refers to him as "cousin." "cousin". His exact nature and true power remain a mystery.



* BigFriendlyDog: He's one of these except for the "dumb" part (which is all ObfuscatingStupidity), and plays it up to make himself less scary to people who meet him. In particular, he was able to win over Murphy who described herself as phobic about large dogs. He is so big that Dresden refuses to call him a "dog" anymore. "Dogosaurus" is common, and when refering to both of his pets, they were referred to as "Mister, my large cat, and Mouse, my small Ankylosaur." For comparison's sake, [[http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/193237/10-cool-qualities-of-the-tibetan-mastiff-the-most-expensive-dog-in-the-world/ here are some pictures of Tibetan Mastiffs]], which Mouse is said to appear to be a member of; see also Bernese Mountain Dogs, which Mouse has also been described as akin to. Mouse is BIGGER (as in at least three feet tall at the shoulder).

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* BigFriendlyDog: He's one of these except for the "dumb" part (which is all ObfuscatingStupidity), and plays it up to make himself less scary to people who meet him. In particular, he was able to win over Murphy who described herself as phobic about large dogs. He is so big that Dresden refuses to call him a "dog" anymore. "Dogosaurus" "Dogasaurus" is common, and when refering to both of his pets, they were referred to as "Mister, my large cat, and Mouse, my small Ankylosaur." For comparison's sake, [[http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/193237/10-cool-qualities-of-the-tibetan-mastiff-the-most-expensive-dog-in-the-world/ here are some pictures of Tibetan Mastiffs]], which Mouse is said to appear to be a member of; see also Bernese Mountain Dogs, which Mouse has also been described as akin to. Mouse is BIGGER (as in at least three feet tall at the shoulder).



* GentleGiant: Mouse is a huge dog and could easily savage... pretty much anyone he meets. He's also loving, affectionate, and perfectly happy receiving a belly rub from Harry's friends. He's even gentle enough that Murphy, who suffers a phobia of large dogs, can feel comfortable with him. That said, if you're a monster who's going after Harry or other innocents, the gloves come off.

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* GentleGiant: Mouse is a huge dog and could easily savage...savage . . . pretty much anyone he meets. He's also loving, affectionate, and perfectly happy receiving a belly rub from Harry's friends. He's even gentle enough that Murphy, who suffers a phobia of large dogs, can feel comfortable with him. That said, if you're a monster who's going after Harry or other innocents, the gloves come off.



* IronicName: Harry named Mouse back when he was a tiny puppy that fit into the pocket of Harry's duster. Mouse grows up to be a huge, ''huge'' dog.



* TookALevelInBadass: By WordOfGod. You see, Temple Dogs draw on power from a home's threshold. Granted, being Harry's dog, he's learned a few ways around the limitations, but after moving to the Carpenter's, "[[http://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comments/13iexg/hi_im_jim_butcher_im_the_guy_who_takes_credit_for/c74icnd he went from Thing to Hulk when he moved in to protect Maggie.]]"

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* TookALevelInBadass: By WordOfGod. You see, Temple Dogs draw on power from a home's threshold. Granted, being Harry's dog, he's learned a few ways around the limitations, but after moving to the Carpenter's, Carpenters', "[[http://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comments/13iexg/hi_im_jim_butcher_im_the_guy_who_takes_credit_for/c74icnd he went from Thing to Hulk when he moved in to protect Maggie.]]"
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16th Mar '17 11:00:18 AM DoctorFluffy
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* WeaponOfChoice: Harry's primary weapon is the blasting rod, which lets him focus magic into concentrated blasts of force or fire. He also routinely packs a [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver of one stripe or another]].

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* WeaponOfChoice: Harry's primary weapon is the blasting rod, which lets him focus magic into concentrated blasts of force or fire. He also routinely packs a increasingly large (In the first book, he had a .38, he's moved up to a .50 caliber) [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver revolvers of one stripe or another]].
11th Mar '17 9:11:24 PM partner555
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* MuggleMageRomance: Had a (ultimately tragic) relationship with tabloid reporter Susan Rodriguez, and has had a star-crossed will-they-or-wont-they with Karrin Murphy for some time.
29th Jan '17 12:00:01 AM Argon2
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** He's taken multiple levels. When Susan was turned he suffered a HeroicBSOD and started kicking more ass; when he started training with Murphy he learned enough martial arts that he actually ''could'' kick ass; when his hand was charbroiled he began fighting smarter and developed more clever uses of his spells; when he had a demonic entity living in his head he learned a lot about the world (and got access to {{Hellfire}} while she was there); when he got an apprentice he relearned better ways of casting magic; when he got soulfire from Uriel he started kicking more ass; when he got the GeniusLoci, he gained power and a super sense while on it; and once he started living in isolation on the island, he taught himself Parkour by running through the prison.

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** He's taken multiple levels. When Susan was turned he suffered a HeroicBSOD and started kicking more ass; when he started training with Murphy he learned enough martial arts that he actually ''could'' kick ass; when his hand was charbroiled he began fighting smarter and developed more clever uses of his spells; when he had a demonic entity living in his head he learned a lot about the world (and got access to {{Hellfire}} while she was there); when he got an apprentice he relearned better ways of casting magic; when he got soulfire from Uriel he started kicking more ass; when he got the GeniusLoci, he gained power and a super sense while on it; and once he started living in isolation on the island, he taught himself Parkour parkour by running through the prison.



** For changing the Shadow of Lasciel into a self-sacrificing Lash, Uriel chose Harry to be given Soulfire, the Fires of Creation.

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** For changing the Shadow of Lasciel into a the self-sacrificing Lash, Uriel chose Harry to be given Soulfire, the Fires of Creation.



* TreacherousAdvisor: Lasciel, and Lea to some extent. The former wants him to give up his soul to her. The later wants him so in her debt she can turn him into a dog and protect him.

to:

* TragicHero: Ever since he broke free from Justin's conditioning, Harry's wanted nothing more than to [[IAmNotAGun prove to the world that he isn't some mindless pawn to be deployed against people's enemies]]. Unfortunately- as various people who believe he is just that try to force him into their service (and Harry fends them off, which inadvertently increases his perceived 'value', [[ViciousCycle which makes more people try to conscript him...]])- it's become clear that that's impossible. He has to be content with only a few people knowing the truth.
* TreacherousAdvisor: Lasciel, and Lea to some extent. The former wants him to give up his soul to her. The later wants him so in deeply indebted to her debt she can turn him into a dog and protect to 'protect' him.
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* BerserkButton:
** Hurt, threaten, or kill a woman or child in his presence? He ''will'' take you down.
** Threaten a woman or child that he holds dear, like the Archive or his daughter, and he will pick up [[NotHyperbole literally every weapon at his disposal]] to make sure that you die in an excruciatingly painful way. Arianna Ortega and her daddy learned this the hard way when Harry beat Arianna in single combat and Harry impaled the Red King's eyes before setting them on fire.
** In the first three books, do not mention Elaine. He doesn't talk about Elaine. Ever.



* BerserkButton: In the short story ''Day Off'', it's revealed to be not a good idea to threaten Mister in front of him. Or hurting Harry. Or those Harry likes.
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