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[[WMG:Knights of the Cross]]

[[folder:Michael Joseph Patrick Carpenter]]

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[[WMG:Knights [[header:Knights of the Cross]]

[[folder:Michael [[folder: Michael Carpenter]]
!!Sir Michael
Joseph Patrick Carpenter]]
Carpenter



* BargainWithHeaven: They're called knights of the Cross for a reason. Part of his retirement is being put on a "No Touch" list for supernatural hitters. To make sure this stays in effect, he has a full contingent of guardian angels in his home and property.
* BattleCry: '''"Lava quod est sordium! In nomine Dei, sana quod est saucium!"'''[[labelnote:Latin translation]]Cleanse that which is unclean! In the name of God, heal that which is wounded![[/labelnote]] Notably, it is implied that this is not so much ''Michael's'' battle cry, the the battle-cry of the angels that back him up.

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* BargainWithHeaven: They're called knights Knights of the Cross ''Cross'' for a reason. Part of his retirement is being put on a "No Touch" list for supernatural hitters. To make sure this stays in effect, he has a full contingent of guardian angels in around his home and property.
* BattleCry: '''"Lava quod est sordium! In nomine Dei, sana quod est saucium!"'''[[labelnote:Latin translation]]Cleanse that which is unclean! In the name of God, heal that which is wounded![[/labelnote]] Notably, it is implied that this is not so much ''Michael's'' battle cry, the as the battle-cry of the angels that back him up.



* TheCape: An entirely non-comic-bookish example. Even after "retirement," whenever Harry Dresden finds himself in a moral conundrum, he always goes to see Michael for spiritual advice.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In ''Small Favor'', he states that Charity has had formal medical training and he hasn't, while in ''Skin Game'' he mentions that he used to be an army doctor and helps splint a broken arm for Harry.

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* TheCape: An entirely non-comic-bookish example. Even after "retirement," "retirement", whenever Harry Dresden finds himself in a moral conundrum, he always goes to see Michael for spiritual advice.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: CharacterizationMarchesOn:
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In ''Small Favor'', he states that Charity has had formal medical training and he hasn't, while in ''Skin Game'' he mentions that he used to be an army doctor and helps splint a broken arm for Harry.



* ChurchMilitant: Known and feared as "The Fist of God," throughout the supernatural-nasty community.
* ContrivedCoincidence: Justified, in that this is explicitly part of how being a Knight of the Cross ''works.'' When one of them is needed, coincidence occurs to get them where they are needed in time for them to help. This has ranged from Father Forthill's car breaking down near Michael's house just when Michael needs someone to watch his children while he heads out to fight evil, all the way into some ''really awesome'' BigDamnHeroes moments (''Proven Guilty'' being the most notable one for Michael).
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: He met his future wife by saving her from a dragon and slaying it in the process. Keep in mind that, in the Dresdenverse, the dragon he kills is on the low-tier of Physical Godhood, having once served Him in duties like changing the seasons.

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* ChurchMilitant: Known and feared as "The Fist of God," God" throughout the supernatural-nasty community.
* ContrivedCoincidence: Justified, in that this is explicitly part of how being a Knight of the Cross ''works.'' ''works''. When one of them is needed, coincidence occurs to get them where they are needed in time for them to help. This has ranged from Father Forthill's car breaking down near Michael's house just when Michael needs someone to watch his children while he heads out to fight evil, all the way into some ''really awesome'' BigDamnHeroes moments (''Proven Guilty'' being the most notable one for Michael).
* CoolSword: Amoracchius, the Sword of Love, a [[{{BFS}} two-handed greatsword]] . . . that's also known as ''[[Myth/KingArthur Excalibur]]''.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: He met his future wife by saving her from a dragon and slaying it in the process. Keep in mind that, in the Dresdenverse, the dragon he kills is on the low-tier low tier of Physical Godhood, having once served Him in duties like changing the seasons.



* GoodIsNotDumb: Michael is a very perceptive person, and while he may intentionally allow himself to get involved in another person's plans - trusting in God to see him through it - because he feels that it will give him the best opportunities to do some good, he's never blind to the risks. He also knew the entire time that Harry had picked up a Denarian coin to prevent Michael's son from getting possessed.

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* GoodIsNotDumb: Michael is a very perceptive person, and while he may intentionally allow himself to get involved in another person's plans - -- trusting in God to see him through it - -- because he feels that it will give him the best opportunities to do some good, he's never blind to the risks. He also knew the entire time that Harry had picked up a Denarian coin to prevent Michael's son from getting possessed.



* HolierThanThou: Averted. See "OpenMindedParent" for just one example. When talking about Michael, Harry described him as "righteous." The person he's talking to assumed he was talking about this trope. Harry corrected her, saying that he meant the word in its most literal sense, including enough humility to deny it.

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* HolierThanThou: Averted. See "OpenMindedParent" OpenMindedParent for just one example. When talking about Michael, Harry described him as "righteous." "righteous". The person he's talking to assumed he was talking about this trope. Harry corrected her, saying that he meant the word in its most literal sense, including enough humility to deny it.



-->'''Michael:''' My Faith protects me. My Kevlar helps.

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-->'''Michael:''' My Faith faith protects me. My Kevlar helps.



* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Michael's closest friends and family constantly hide secrets from him. Harry hid the fact that he grabbed Lasciel's coin, Charity hasn't told him about her former magical power, [[spoiler:he's still not clued in about Molly being the Winter Lady and her role in Dresden's death]]. It's not his fault but because he's placed on such a pedestal that no one wants to disappoint him.

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* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Michael's closest friends and family constantly hide secrets from him. Harry hid the fact that he grabbed Lasciel's coin, Charity hasn't told him about her former magical power, and [[spoiler:he's still not clued in about Molly being the Winter Lady and her role in Dresden's death]]. It's not his fault fault, but because he's placed on such a pedestal that no one wants to disappoint him.



* NamesTheSame: InUniverse With the Archangel. Lampshaded once when Sanya mentions he met with Michael and corrected himself saying he meant ArchangelMichael.

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* NamesTheSame: InUniverse With InUniverse, with the Archangel. Lampshaded once when Sanya mentions he met with Michael and corrected himself saying he meant ArchangelMichael.



** Slightly deconstructed. Everyone looks up to Michael so much that they end up hiding secrets from him because they can't bear disappointing him. (See LockedOutOfTheLoop) Never mind that he doesn't judge and offers forgiveness every time.

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** Slightly deconstructed. Everyone looks up to Michael so much that they end up hiding secrets from him because they can't bear disappointing him. him (See LockedOutOfTheLoop) LockedOutOfTheLoop). Never mind that he doesn't judge and offers forgiveness every time.



* PowerOfTheGodHand: Known as "The Fist of God." Unlike most of the Japanese examples, this isn't just a boast; Carpenter is a Knight of the Cross and empowered by God to fight evil.

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* PowerOfTheGodHand: Known as "The Fist of God." God". Unlike most of the Japanese examples, this isn't just a boast; Carpenter is a Knight of the Cross and empowered by God to fight evil.



* RedBaron: Care to go up against "The Fist of God", anyone?



** Forcibly retired from the evil-slaying business due to injuries suffered in ''Small Favor''. He is still, however, hinted to be under the personal protection of a literal Archangel - at the very least, he's confirmed to have a whole contingent of guardian angels protecting him and his family - so messing with him is still not a good idea.
** Per WordOfGod, getting shot and crippled as he was is his "happy ending." As Harry notes, most Knights end up retiring in coffins. In Michael's case, he gets to build houses and take his children to sports practice.

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** Forcibly retired from the evil-slaying business due to injuries suffered in ''Small Favor''. He is still, however, hinted to be under the personal protection of a literal Archangel - -- at the very least, he's confirmed to have a whole contingent of guardian angels protecting him and his family - -- so messing with him is still not a good idea.
** Per WordOfGod, getting shot and crippled as he was is his "happy ending." ending". As Harry notes, most Knights end up retiring in coffins. In Michael's case, he gets to build houses and take his children to sports practice.



* TrueCompanions: With Harry and Murphy. In ''Skin Game'' when he sees them in a dire situation, despite his crippling injuries, he plans on walking out to help them. They plead to not make a senseless sacrifice.

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* TrueCompanions: With Harry and Murphy. In ''Skin Game'' Game'', when he sees them in a dire situation, despite his crippling injuries, he plans on walking out to help them. They plead to not make a senseless sacrifice.



[[folder:Shiro Yoshimo]]

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[[folder:Shiro [[folder: Shiro Yoshimo]]
!!Shiro Yoshimo



* ArchEnemy: Possibly to Nicodemus. He was the only Knight to worry Nick as he could match sword skills with the two thousand year old bastard.

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* ArchEnemy: Possibly to Nicodemus. He was the only Knight to worry Nick Nick, as he could match sword skills with the two thousand year old two-thousand-year-old bastard.



* BargainWithHeaven: It is implied for his years of service and HeroicSacrifice, he has earned a nice retirement in Heaven.

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* BargainWithHeaven: It is implied that for his years of service and HeroicSacrifice, he has earned a nice retirement in Heaven.



* CoolSword: His is Fidelacchius, the Sword of Faith, which takes the form of a katana and is also the heavenly sword Kusanagi no Tsurugi of Japanese legend.



* LostInTranslation: A literal example, Shiro converted to Christianity because he was at an Elvis concert and a preacher asked the audience to "Meet the King." Thinking it was an invitation backstage, he went and ended up becoming Baptist.
* MasterSwordsman: Simply put, if you try to take him on with a sword, you lose. Even if you happen to be a 2000 year old Denarian. You will lose. In the RPG he has plot device levels of swordsmanship.

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* LostInTranslation: A literal example, Shiro converted to Christianity because he was at an Elvis concert and a preacher asked the audience to "Meet the King." King". Thinking it was an invitation backstage, he went and ended up becoming Baptist.
* MasterSwordsman: Simply put, if you try to take him on with a sword, you lose. Even if you happen to be a 2000 year old 2,000-year-old Denarian. You will lose. In the RPG he has plot device levels of swordsmanship.



* SacrificialLion / TooCoolToLive: He died in the book he was introduced in.

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* SacrificialLion / TooCoolToLive: SacrificialLion[=/=]TooCoolToLive: He died in the book he was introduced in.in.
* SecretlyDying: In a letter he left for Harry after his death, he revealed he was already suffering from terminal cancer.



[[folder:Sanya]]

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[[folder:Sanya]]
[[folder: Sanya]]
!!Sanya



'''Sanya:''' It was probably just a coincidence, ma'am

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'''Sanya:''' It was probably just a coincidence, ma'am
ma'am.



* ArbitrarySkepticism: Despite working directly for God and wielding a literal holy sword given to him by the Archangel Michael, Sanya is an agnostic. He believes there's power, just not that it's ''God''. Or he may be having a sustained hallucination from a coma or something, or maybe he was given ''Esperacchius'' by aliens masquerading as angels. He actually throws all of these out as possible explanations... Still, God or no God, the job needs to be done. Harry once called him the "Knight of Maybe."

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Despite working directly for God and wielding a literal holy sword given to him by the Archangel Michael, Sanya is an agnostic. He believes there's power, just not that it's ''God''. Or he may be having a sustained hallucination from a coma or something, or maybe he was given ''Esperacchius'' by aliens masquerading as angels. He actually throws all of these out as possible explanations...explanations . . . Still, God or no God, the job needs to be done. Harry once called him the "Knight of Maybe."Maybe".



* BigDamnHeroes / JustInTime: In ''Changes'' he arrives just after Harry fell off a ladder, in time to help Harry and save the other tenants in the fire.

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* BigDamnHeroes / JustInTime: BigDamnHeroes[=/=]JustInTime: In ''Changes'' he arrives just after Harry fell off a ladder, in time to help Harry and save the other tenants in the fire.



* CasualDangerDialogue: Unphased by the events of ''Small Favor,'' and stays chatty during the meeting at the Carpenter house.

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* CasualDangerDialogue: Unphased Unfazed by the events of ''Small Favor,'' Favor'', and stays chatty during the meeting at the Carpenter house.



* CoolSword: Esperacchius, the Sword of Hope, which looks like a cavalry saber and is also known as Durendal.



** An old woman cries out ''Oh God in Heaven, help us''. Then Sanya shows up and claims it's ContrivedCoincidence.

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** An old woman cries out ''Oh "Oh God in Heaven, help us''. us!" Then Sanya shows up and claims it's a ContrivedCoincidence.



* NiceGuy: Yep, all three of them are incredibly nice people who would go out of their way to save anyone in need. This however also means that the saving deals with fighting monsters that normal people would piss themselves from the sight of.

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* NiceGuy: Yep, all three of them are incredibly nice people who would go out of their way to save anyone in need. This however also means that the saving deals with fighting monsters that normal people would piss themselves from at the sight of.



* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter: Bellows with laughter throughout the whole battle against the Red Court in ''Changes.''

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* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter: Bellows with laughter throughout the whole battle against the Red Court in ''Changes.''''Changes''.



* SchizoTech: Fights fallen angels with a cavalry saber and a Kalashnikov

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* SchizoTech: Fights fallen angels with a cavalry saber and a KalashnikovKalashnikov.



* TookALevelInBadass: The youngest of the three Knights in ''Death Masks'' who needed Michael to back him up. By the time of ''Small Favor'', he's kicking ass right alongside Michael as his equal. By the time of ''Changes'', he's the only Knight ''in the world'', and he's ''thriving'' as the world's professional [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero]].
* TwoferTokenMinority: He's a black man in ''Russia.'' In his own words, for Moscow he was very strange. If he went into smaller towns, he had to keep off the main roads because he caused accidents because motorists would take their eyes off the road to gawk at him. For an added bit of diversity, he is descended from Saladin, a Kurd.

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* SwordAndGun: Specifically, Esperacchius and a Kalashnikov assault rifle.
* TookALevelInBadass: The youngest of the three Knights in ''Death Masks'' Masks'', who needed Michael to back him up. By the time of ''Small Favor'', he's kicking ass right alongside Michael as his equal. By the time of ''Changes'', he's the only Knight ''in the world'', and he's ''thriving'' as the world's professional [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero]].
* TwoferTokenMinority: He's a black man in ''Russia.'' ''Russia''. In his own words, for Moscow he was very strange. If he went into smaller towns, he had to keep off the main roads because he caused accidents because due to motorists would take taking their eyes off the road to gawk at him. For an added bit of diversity, he is descended from Saladin, a Kurd.



[[WMG:Priests]]

[[folder:Father Anthony Forthill]]

Father Forthill is senior shepherd at St. Mary of the Angel's church in Chicago, Harry's main contact with the militant side of the Catholic Church. While relatively little about his background has been revealed, there are hints that he was much more active in his opposition to the forces of evil in his youth.

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[[WMG:Priests]]

[[folder:Father
[[header: Priests]]

[[folder: Father
Anthony Forthill]]

Forthill]]
!!Father Anthony Forthill

Father Forthill is senior shepherd at St. Mary of the Angel's Angels church in Chicago, Harry's main contact with the militant side of the Catholic Church. While relatively little about his background has been revealed, there are hints that he was much more active in his opposition to the forces of evil in his youth.



* HeroesGoneFishing: In ''The Warrior'' Harry is nonplussed to hear he actually says Mass sometimes.

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* HeroesGoneFishing: In ''The Warrior'' "The Warrior" Harry is nonplussed to hear he actually says Mass sometimes.



[[folder:Father Vincent]]

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[[folder:Father [[folder: Father Vincent]]
!!Father Vincent



* ChekhovsGun: His tattoo he and Father Forthill receive of the Eye of Thoth is found on his corpse covered in blood. The fact it is hidden allows Harry to SpotTheThread and out Cassius.

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* ChekhovsGun: His tattoo that he and Father Forthill receive had of the Eye of Thoth is found on his corpse covered in blood. The fact it is hidden allows Harry to SpotTheThread and out Cassius.






[[folder:Father Paolo]]

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[[folder:Father [[folder: Father Paolo]]
!!Father Paolo










Appears in the short story "The Warrior." Former member of the Army Rangers, Father Roarke was trained as a chaplain in the US Army and eventually joined the Ordo Malleus (aka the Inquisition) to fight evil. Once Harry became custodian of ''Fidelaccius'' and ''Amoracchius'', he became convinced that either Harry was misusing the Swords or that he was actively trying to keep them out of the hands of the Knights, and took steps to recover them.

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\n!!Father Douglas Roarke

Appears in the short story "The Warrior." Warrior". Former member of the Army Rangers, Father Roarke was trained as a chaplain in the US Army and eventually joined the Ordo Malleus (aka the Inquisition) to fight evil. Once Harry became custodian of ''Fidelaccius'' ''Fidelacchius'' and ''Amoracchius'', he became convinced that either Harry was misusing the Swords or that he was actively trying to keep them out of the hands of the Knights, and took steps to recover them.



* CombatPragmatist:The man is very smart about confronting Harry. Any time Harry got the upper hand, he ran. He would snipe Harry from the distance, use a detonator with a kill-switch that would go off if Harry tried using magic, and not be above giving Harry a groin attack.

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* CombatPragmatist:The CombatPragmatist: The man is very smart about confronting Harry. Any time Harry got the upper hand, he ran. He would snipe Harry from the distance, use a detonator with a kill-switch that would go off if Harry tried using magic, and not be above giving Harry a groin attack.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: He genuinely hopes that no one will get hurt because of his little scheme, but he also isn't squeamish about collateral damage. "Better for one to die..." as a certain chief priest once said about a [[{{Jesus}} certain random guy]].

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: He genuinely hopes that no one will get hurt because of his little scheme, but he also isn't squeamish about collateral damage. "Better for one to die...die . . ." as a certain chief priest once said about a [[{{Jesus}} certain random guy]].



[[WMG:Angels]]

[[folder:Uriel (aka "Jake", aka "Mr. Sunshine")]]

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[[WMG:Angels]]

[[folder:Uriel
[[header:Angels]]

[[folder: Uriel
(aka "Jake", aka "Mr. Sunshine")]]
!!Archangel Uriel




* AllPowerfulBystander: Uriel has the highest confirmed power level with his power compared to some other higher level characters a matter of speculation. He could easily solve pretty much all of the problems and threats Dresden comes up against, but is forbidden from doing anything that interferes in mortal free will.

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\n* AllPowerfulBystander: Uriel has the highest confirmed power level level, with his power compared to some other higher level characters a matter of speculation. He could easily solve pretty much all of the problems and threats Dresden comes up against, but is forbidden from doing anything that interferes in mortal free will.



** As guardian of Free Will if a Fallen influences a mortal enough that the mortal dies, Uriel is obligated help that mortal to balance the scales.

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** As guardian of Free Will Will, if a Fallen influences a mortal enough that the mortal dies, Uriel is obligated to help that mortal to balance the scales.



* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:In ''Literature/SkinGame'' he lends Michael his angelic Grace (his power) so that Michael can temporarily take up ''Amoracchius'' again to face Nicodemus. He's mortal for the duration and if Michael were to abuse that power, he'd Fall. Michael, needless to say, doesn't]].

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* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:In ''Literature/SkinGame'' he lends Michael his angelic Grace (his power) so that Michael can temporarily take up ''Amoracchius'' again to face Nicodemus. He's mortal for the duration and if Michael were to abuse that power, he'd Fall. Michael, needless to say, doesn't]].doesn't.]]



* TheChessmaster: Kill two birds with one stone--save two souls with one move. It's his business.

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* TheChessmaster: Kill two birds with one stone--save stone -- save two souls with one move. It's his business.



** In ''Skin Game''

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** In ''Skin Game''Game'':



* DoNotCallMePaul: Because IKnowYourTrueName is serious business, Uriel gets very frosty with Harry for calling him "Uri." This is because Harry has on at least two occasions affected characters' identities by giving them nicknames. Since the "el" in "Uriel" means "of God", one can understand why he would be a bit touchy about having it removed. Especially considering that "Uri" is light, which, with a separation from the connection to God, makes him seem like [[{{Satan}} somebody else]].

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* DoNotCallMePaul: Because IKnowYourTrueName is serious business, Uriel gets very frosty with Harry for calling him "Uri." "Uri". This is because Harry has on at least two occasions affected characters' identities by giving them nicknames. Since the "el" in "Uriel" means "of God", one can understand why he would be a bit touchy about having it removed. Especially considering that "Uri" is light, which, with a separation from the connection to God, makes him seem like [[{{Satan}} somebody else]].



* GuileHero: Manipulates, tricks and maneuvers people to defeat the forces of darkness on the quiet. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Once conned Satan a.k.a ''The Father of Lies''.]]

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* GuileHero: Manipulates, tricks and maneuvers people to defeat the forces of darkness on the quiet. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Once conned Satan a.k.a ''The Satan, aka ''the Father of Lies''.]]



* IdiotBall: He mentions how serious Names are but the way humans toss their Names about so frivolously is, to him, like watching children play with grenades.
* IKnowYourTrueName: Likely coming from Intelectus, the ability to know everything within a given category, Uriel can speak the True Name of any being. When Harry tried to call him "Uri" he responded by saying "Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden" with perfect inflection.
* InMysteriousWays: Uriel is a being outside of human's limited view of time, able to see not only future events but the multitude of events that can come from many choices. In "The Warrior" when Harry gets fed up with this line, Uriel notes that Harry helped save many lives without meaning to or intending to, but his little choices helped wake a mother up to the truth her child was being abused. Later Harry made a man not work while drunk, saving his life from an accident, and in a few months his daughter will require a marrow transplant to fight the cancer she will develop and her father would be the only match. Harry gave a young girl some cheering up and confidence which would inspire her to become a counselor who would go on to help thousands. Lastly, when Michael's children are on the line, the good man will lose focus and be more likely to give into his darker side, but Harry's words calmed him enough from not striking Douglas with vengeance but granting him mercy. And ''all'' of these examples happened in just a few days.

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* IdiotBall: He mentions how serious Names are are, but the way humans toss their Names about so frivolously is, to him, like watching children play with grenades.
* IKnowYourTrueName: Likely coming from Intelectus, Intellectus, the ability to know everything within a given category, Uriel can speak the True Name of any being. When Harry tried to call him "Uri" he responded by saying "Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden" with perfect inflection.
* InMysteriousWays: Uriel is a being outside of human's humanity's limited view of time, able to see not only future events but the multitude of events that can come from many choices. In "The Warrior" when Harry gets fed up with this line, Uriel notes that Harry helped save many lives without meaning to or intending to, but his little choices helped wake a mother up to the truth her child was being abused. Later Harry made a man not work while drunk, saving his life from an accident, and in a few months his daughter will require a bone marrow transplant to fight the cancer she will develop and her father would be the only match. Harry gave a young girl some cheering up and confidence which would inspire her to become a counselor who would go on to help thousands. Lastly, when Michael's children are on the line, the good man will lose focus and be more likely to give into his darker side, but Harry's words calmed him enough from not striking Douglas with vengeance but granting him mercy. And ''all'' of these examples happened in just a few days.



* TheSpymaster: To Heaven.










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!!Angel of Death




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!!Amitiel and other guardian angels




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[[WMG: Knights of the Cross]]

[[folder: Michael Joseph Patrick Carpenter]]

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[[WMG: Knights [[WMG:Knights of the Cross]]

[[folder: Michael [[folder:Michael Joseph Patrick Carpenter]]



--> "My Faith protects me. My Kevlar helps."

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--> "My -->'''Michael:''' My Faith protects me. My Kevlar helps."



* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Michael's closest friends and family constantly hide secrets from him. Harry hid the fact that he grabbed Lasciel's coin, Charity hasn't told him about her former magical power, [[spoiler: he's still not clued in about Molly being the Winter Lady and her role in Dresden's death]]. It's not his fault but because he's placed on such a pedestal that no one wants to disappoint him.

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* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Michael's closest friends and family constantly hide secrets from him. Harry hid the fact that he grabbed Lasciel's coin, Charity hasn't told him about her former magical power, [[spoiler: he's [[spoiler:he's still not clued in about Molly being the Winter Lady and her role in Dresden's death]]. It's not his fault but because he's placed on such a pedestal that no one wants to disappoint him.



-->'''Michael''': Harry, tell me, am I too old?

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-->'''Michael''': -->'''Michael:''' Harry, tell me, am I too old?



-->"You'd both do the same for me."

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-->"You'd -->'''Michael:''' You'd both do the same for me."



[[folder: Shiro Yoshimo]]

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[[folder: Shiro [[folder:Shiro Yoshimo]]



--> '''Dresden:''' "Those things will kill you."\\
'''Shiro:''' (Smiling) "Not tonight."

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--> '''Dresden:''' "Those -->'''Dresden:''' Those things will kill you."\\
\\
'''Shiro:''' (Smiling) "Not ''[smiling]'' Not tonight."



[[folder: Sanya]]

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[[folder: Sanya]]
[[folder:Sanya]]



'''Sanya:''' It was probably just a coincidence, ma’am

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'''Sanya:''' It was probably just a coincidence, ma’am
ma'am



[[WMG: Priests]]

[[folder: Father Anthony Forthill]]

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[[WMG: Priests]]

[[folder: Father
[[WMG:Priests]]

[[folder:Father
Anthony Forthill]]



-->'''Harry''': "He's a priest. He's a lawyer. This does not compute."

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-->'''Harry''': "He's -->'''Harry:''' He's a priest. He's a lawyer. This does not compute."



--> '''Forthill''': “Harry, you didn’t think that I just sit around in this old barn awaiting my chance to make you sandwiches, bandage wounds, and offer advice?”

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--> '''Forthill''': “Harry, -->'''Forthill:''' Harry, you didn’t didn't think that I just sit around in this old barn awaiting my chance to make you sandwiches, bandage wounds, and offer advice?”advice?



[[folder: Father Vincent]]

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[[folder: Father [[folder:Father Vincent]]



[[folder: Father Paolo]]

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[[folder: Father [[folder:Father Paolo]]



[[folder: Father Douglas Roarke (aka "Buzz")]]

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[[folder: Father [[folder:Father Douglas Roarke (aka "Buzz")]]



[[WMG: Angels]]

[[folder: Uriel (aka "Jake", aka "Mr. Sunshine")]]

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[[WMG: Angels]]

[[folder: Uriel
[[WMG:Angels]]

[[folder:Uriel
(aka "Jake", aka "Mr. Sunshine")]]



* BroughtDownToBadass: [[spoiler: While Michael has his Grace, Uriel points out that he is ''still'' a being that has been soldiering for longer than humans have been alive, and he takes on armed thugs with kitchen knives and wins]].

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* BroughtDownToBadass: [[spoiler: While [[spoiler:While Michael has his Grace, Uriel points out that he is ''still'' a being that has been soldiering for longer than humans have been alive, and he takes on armed thugs with kitchen knives and wins]].



* GodsHandsAreTied: Played with. In the same book that Harry calls him useless for refusing to use his powers to directly help the heroes, [[spoiler: Uriel risks his immortal life and (potentially) whole galaxies to help Michael Carpenter for a few days]].

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* GodsHandsAreTied: Played with. In the same book that Harry calls him useless for refusing to use his powers to directly help the heroes, [[spoiler: Uriel [[spoiler:Uriel risks his immortal life and (potentially) whole galaxies to help Michael Carpenter for a few days]].



-->''"Lies. Mab cannot change who you are.” ''

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-->''"Lies.-->'''Uriel:''' Lies. Mab cannot change who you are.” ''



--> "The real war happened when you weren't looking."

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--> "The -->'''Jake:''' The real war happened when you weren't looking."



* WhatIsThisFeeling: In ''Skin Game'', [[spoiler: he physically hurts himself for the very first time after giving up his Grace, and the feeling reduces him to tears.]]

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* WhatIsThisFeeling: In ''Skin Game'', [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he physically hurts himself for the very first time after giving up his Grace, and the feeling reduces him to tears.]]
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* IGaveMyWord: Takes his promises seriously. When sworn to secrecy he will not divulge any information whatsoever.
17th Mar '17 12:53:54 PM Boson
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* HeroesGoneFishing: In ''The Warrior'' Harry is nonplussed to hear he actually says Mass sometimes.
--> '''Forthill''': “Harry, you didn’t think that I just sit around in this old barn awaiting my chance to make you sandwiches, bandage wounds, and offer advice?”
26th Feb '17 2:04:28 PM nombretomado
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The eldest of the three Knights of the Cross, a Japanese man who wields the katana ''Fidelacchius''. Part Shinto monk, part [[TheKarateKid Mr. Miyagi]]; he could easily be compared to a version of Michael in thirty years or so.

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The eldest of the three Knights of the Cross, a Japanese man who wields the katana ''Fidelacchius''. Part Shinto monk, part [[TheKarateKid [[Film/TheKarateKid Mr. Miyagi]]; he could easily be compared to a version of Michael in thirty years or so.
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* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter: Bellows with laughter throughout the whole battle against the Red Court in ''Changes.''
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* BadassPreacher: Enough to tackle the gunman who shot Butters while unarmed.
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* DrunkenMaster: Drinks vodka before some big fights. Even advised Harry to take up the practice, as it makes the darkness seem a little lighter.
23rd Feb '17 1:21:10 PM Boson
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* GallowsHumor: A lot of Sanya's jokes tend to be classically dark Russian humor, such as joking to Harry after he becomes the Winter Knight that if he became a monster and Sanya had to kill him, he'd do it painlessly.

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* GallowsHumor: A lot of Sanya's jokes tend to be classically dark Russian humor, such as joking to Harry after he becomes the Winter Knight that if he became a monster and Sanya had to kill him, he'd do it painlessly. In ''Changes'' he even advises Harry to have this attitude, as it makes the awful things he sees seem lighter. He also advises Harry drink vodka.
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* TheAntiNihilist: Sanya doesn't fight evil for God, but because ''someone'' has to. See ArbitrarySkepticism for details.
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