History Characters / TheDresdenFilesHarrysHousehold

21st Dec '16 4:55:10 AM isoycrazy
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%% This includes keeping spoiled any short story or comics revelations that come out between the most recent publication and the next one.
28th Nov '16 2:10:55 AM Yozzy
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Bob mostly serves as Harry's snarky assistant, chief information resource, and eyes and ears when the need arises. We had no reason to think that he was anything resembling powerful until we saw his evil side in ''Grave Peril'', where he nearly killed Harry with necromantic magic, and that was by trickery. It isn't until ''Changes'' that Bob is an incredibly powerful entity in his own right, capable of shielding a human by resisting [[MindOverMatter the willpower]] of the Lords of Outer Night by himself. We see it even further in ''Ghost Story'' where Bob [[CurbStompBattle wrecks]] a number of Corpsetaker's lieutenants by himself and the kind of stuff Evil Bob was capable of, which might put him on even terms with a senior member of the White Council. ''That'' is powerful.



* GlamourFailure: Completely [[InvertedTrope inverted]]. He has the unique attribute of being ''the only thing in the entire universe'' who looks exactly the same to Harry under [[{{Truesight}} Wizard Sight]] as he does without it.

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* GlamourFailure: Completely [[InvertedTrope inverted]]. He has the unique attribute of being ''the only thing in the entire universe'' who looks exactly the same to Harry under [[{{Truesight}} Wizard Sight]] as he does without it. Of course, the one time Harry looked was a one-off gag in the short story ''Day Off''.



** In ''Ghost Story'', Uriel himself refers to Mouse as "little brother."

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** In ''Ghost Story'', Uriel himself refers to Mouse as "little brother.cousin."
22nd Nov '16 5:44:51 AM dcutter2
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*UnskilledButStrong: Especially early in the series, Harry has massive amounts of magical brawn but is neither skilled nor subtle. Seeing senior Wizards and Wardens at work usually has him realising how much he still has to learn. He's getting better after training Molly and again after training from Mab.
5th Nov '16 2:14:44 PM Skylite
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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" 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. 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" 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.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).
5th Nov '16 2:11:59 PM Skylite
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* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: As he is in fact a magic dog, it's not too odd that Mouse seems to be about as smart as an average human. He's still a dog, though; he can't talk, nor does he have opposable thumbs, and his idea of a good time is a nice long bellyrub and a non-shared hot dog.

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* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: As he is in fact a magic dog, it's not too odd that Mouse seems to be about as smart as an average human. He's still a dog, though; he can't talk, talk (in Human speech at least), nor does he have opposable thumbs, and his idea of a good time is a nice long bellyrub and a non-shared hot dog.
19th Oct '16 4:59:19 AM isoycrazy
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** By Butters in ''Dead Beat''.

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** By Butters in ''Dead Beat''.Beat'' with Thomas as his lover.



* PuttingOnTheReich: Evil Bob worked for Kemmler for a while, and picked up an appreciation for SS gear, if Ghost Story is anything to go by.

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* {{Protectorate}}: Bob can be this to Harry. When Thomas comes to Bob for help taking care of Oblivion War business, Thomas tasks Bob to determine if the knowledge Thomas is about to give him would be a danger to Harry and if it is, keep it from him. After learning the scope of the War, how even knowledge of the War is dangerous, and considering Harry's general personality, Bob keeps silent about the matter to Harry. Presumably, he has kept quiet to Butters as well.
* PuttingOnTheReich: Evil Bob worked for Kemmler for a while, and picked up an appreciation for SS gear, if Ghost Story ''Ghost Story'' is anything to go by.



* [[BrainInAJar Spirit In A Skull]]
13th Oct '16 4:05:08 AM isoycrazy
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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 Wardens, Mab 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 Wardens, Mab 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.



* TheNicknamer: It even becomes significant in-story on occasion; his naming of Ivy and Lash gave them identities separate from the Archive and Lasciel, respectively, and naming Bob allowed him to develop a different personality as well.

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* TheNicknamer: TheNicknamer:
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It even becomes significant in-story on occasion; his naming of Ivy and Lash gave them identities separate from the Archive and Lasciel, respectively, and naming Bob allowed him to develop a different personality as well.



* OurHeroIsDead: Harry's shot at the end of Changes and falls into Lake Michigan. It's been confirmed that he's dead. Though he was OnlyMostlyDead, so he gets better.

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* OurHeroIsDead: Harry's shot at the end of Changes ''Changes'' and falls into Lake Michigan. It's been confirmed that he's dead. Though he was OnlyMostlyDead, so he gets better.



* PerpetualPoverty: Highly prevalent in the first few books, but begins to be mitigated as the series progresses, especially once Harry starts getting a regular paycheck as a Warden.
** Possibly ended after ''Skin Game,'' unless his share of the heist gets lost (which would be just his luck).

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* PerpetualPoverty: Highly prevalent in the first few books, but begins to be mitigated as the series progresses, especially once Harry starts getting a regular paycheck as a Warden.
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Warden. Nicodemus and others note that this may be by Harry's choice as he could make money a lot of ways using magic but instead, he keeps to the streets helping the poor people who have no where else to go. This is possibly ended after ''Skin Game,'' unless [[spoiler:unless his share of the heist gets lost (which would be just his luck).]]



* PlayingWithFire: He ''likes'' fire. It took Mavra crispy-frying his hand to make him stop using it.

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* PlayingWithFire: PlayingWithFire:
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He ''likes'' fire. It took Mavra crispy-frying his hand to make him stop using it.


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* PowersAsPrograms: The Winter Mantle contains knowledge and, perhaps, a low level sentience and understanding of things around Harry. The magic it imbues in Harry, giving him access to his new ice magic, only needed the spell names Harry chooses to give them to have access to them.
13th Oct '16 1:58:19 AM DamascaRamza
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%%* ActionDad: To his daughter, Maggie.

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%%* * ActionDad: To his daughter, Maggie.Maggie. [[spoiler: He wiped out the entire Red Court to save her and has outsmarted Nicodemus and ruined his credibility in the supernatural community.]]


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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 Wardens, Mab 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.
27th Sep '16 3:02:59 AM Yozzy
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** In addition to slinging spells and has a pretty good knowledge base of magical theory and the supernatural communities, Harry uses revolvers and a number of magical gadgets that slowly grows into a small arsenal (until the chain of events in ''Changes'' leaves him next to nothing to his name). His skills as a PI are pretty considerable, and it comes with a working knowledge of Chicago's underworld and a number of legally dubious items, like unprescribed painkillers, a sawn-off shotgun or two, and a good set of lockpicks.



* CatchPhrase: Not obvious, but he's got a few that he likes. The most prominent is [[Franchise/EvilDead "Groovy."]]

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* CatchPhrase: Not obvious, but he's got a few phrases that he likes. The most prominent is [[Franchise/EvilDead "Groovy."]]



* TheCollectorOfTheStrange: Vampire teeth. He also has a variety of *very* odd things in his lab, including spent uranium powder and a [[strike: sack]] baggy made of the scrotum of a lion. It was a gift.

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* TheCollectorOfTheStrange: Vampire teeth. He also has a variety of *very* odd things in his lab, including spent depleted uranium powder and a [[strike: sack]] baggy made of the scrotum of a lion. It lion ("It was a gift.").



** He's perfectly willing to use a gun or hand-to-hand combat when that would work better than magic, which is especially effective since a lot of people expect him to be a SquishyWizard with [[CripplingOverspecialization no combat skills other than magic]].

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** He's perfectly willing to use a gun or hand-to-hand combat when that would work better than magic, which is especially effective since a lot of people expect him to be a stereotypical SquishyWizard with who has [[CripplingOverspecialization no combat skills other than magic]].



** Though given [[TokenEvilTeammate Lea's]] [[AxCrazy character]] and [[BlueAndOrangeMorality point of view]], the Winter Court's vested interest in both a Molly and a Harry that are susceptible to this point of view, and the revelation that it wasn't Harry's teaching style or lack thereof that led to Molly's breakdown but the fact that a [[spoiler: Fallen Angel's whisper influenced Harry into arranging his own death and enlisting Molly's help in making him forget that he had done so,]] this is fairly arguable.

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** Though given [[TokenEvilTeammate Lea's]] [[AxCrazy character]] and [[BlueAndOrangeMorality point of view]], the Winter Court's vested interest in both a Molly and a Harry that are susceptible to this point of view, and the revelation that it wasn't Harry's teaching style or lack thereof that led to Molly's breakdown but the fact that a [[spoiler: Fallen Angel's whisper influenced Harry into arranging his own death and enlisting Molly's help in making him forget that he had done so,]] so]], this is fairly arguable.
21st Sep '16 2:00:32 AM SorPepita
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* CannotTellFictionFromReality: Maaaybe... In ''Small Favor'' Harry notes that Bob is 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... 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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