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Knights of the Cross]]



[[folder: Charity Carpenter]]

->''"My children are vulnerable. I'm taking them to safety. Help me or stand aside."''

Michael's loving and caring wife, mother of their seven children, devoted housekeeper, first-aid medic, armor- and weaponsmith, and sparring partner.

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[[folder: Charity Carpenter]]

->''"My children are vulnerable. I'm taking them
Shiro Yoshimo]]

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 safety. Help me a version of Michael in thirty years or stand aside."''

Michael's loving and caring wife, mother of their seven children, devoted housekeeper, first-aid medic, armor- and weaponsmith, and sparring partner.
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* ActionMom: Not only was she her husband's training partner for much of their marriage, she charged head on into the capital of Winter Fae to save her eldest daughter.
* AlmightyMom: Mess with her kids and doom will befall you, even if you're a powerful fear-eating faerie.
* BadassNormal: Unlike her husband, Charity has no supernatural powers anymore or ancient artifacts. That doesn't stop her from being Michael's primary sparring partner and hitching up alongside Harry, Murphy, and Thomas to charge headlong into Queen Mab's stronghold to rescue her kidnapped daughter. And she pulls her own weight the whole way.
* BikerBabe:
** Presumably; Michael mentions she used to work on motorcycles, so it's not a stretch to imagine she rode them, too.
** He mentions this when referring to how she can forge armor so take it with a grain of salt
* ComesGreatResponsibility: Averted. Rather than continue using her magical abilities after she was rescued by Michael, she let them atrophy until they vanished completely. Molly, not knowing her mother was a former practitioner, cites the parable of talents as her reason for continuing to use magic and makes Charity realize her own mistake years ago.
* FormerTeenRebel: Got close to violating the Laws of Magic when she was young and then nearly sacrificed to a dragon, before Michael showed up and saved her.
* GoodIsNotNice: Her earlier actions towards Harry were always curt and colored by her intense dislike of him. Even when she helps him with his injuries, she can be sadistic.
-->'''Harry:''' ''[narration]'' I hear they make antiseptics that don't sting anymore. But Charity used iodine.
* HappilyMarried: To Michael.
* IronicName: Not that charitable, at least to Harry.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Nasty as hell to Harry for getting her husband involved in ANYTHING regardless of how noble the cause, Harry's efforts to help Michael, Michael's own willingness or anything really but cares for her family. After ''Proven Guilty'' she now sees Harry as family and calls him as such in ''Small Favor'' when they are waiting to see if Michael is going to survive the wounds he received fighting next to Harry.
* LaserGuidedKarma: After years of serving the Lord with no monetary reward for their work, [[spoiler:they get one-fifth of the diamonds stolen from Hades' vault. Charity insists to Michael (who is still hesitant to take several million) that it's a divine gift. After all, they have children to put through college, and grandchildren will be coming soon]].
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Inverted - she has the secret and doesn't share with anyone, not even Michael. Harry, being a detective, figures it out on his own.
* MamaBear: She doesn't care what sort of supernatural nasty you are, she'll punch you out if you threaten her children.
* MeaningfulName: The Swords of the Cross are named after the Christian virtues of Faith, Hope and Love (1 Corinthians 13:13), of which Michael wields ''Amoracchius'', the Sword of Love. Some translations of the Bible (particularly the King James Version) name Love as Charity.
* ParentalHypocrisy: With the dash of SecretLegacy, her dislike for all things magical and knowing Molly was using it made her try to keep Molly from turning to a bad path.
* ParentalSubstitute: While Michael and Charity love Maggie as if she was their own, they are well aware that they aren't her parents. They both encourage Harry to take over the role, both for Maggie's sake and his own.
* RescueRomance: She met Michael when he saved her from a firebreathing dragon.
* SecretLegacy: Atrophied magical talent, which is passed on to her daughter Molly.
* StatuesqueStunner: She normally dresses in loose conservative clothing but Harry sees her in her underwear, once, and comments that she won the genetic lottery.

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[[folder: Shiro Yoshimo]]

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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[[WMG: Priests]]
28th May '16 6:37:27 AM isoycrazy
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* 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.



** In "The Warrior" he is very shocked when Harry tried to bill him for being God's instrument of good and helping save people.

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** In "The Warrior" he is very shocked when Harry tried tries to bill him for being God's instrument of good and helping save people.



*** [[spoiler:He confesses to Harry he did not think he would see the Sword of Faith being remade into a LaserBlade under his watch]].

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*** [[spoiler:He He confesses to Harry he did not think he would see the [[spoiler:the Sword of Faith being remade into a LaserBlade under his watch]].
28th May '16 1:25:04 AM GliderPro
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[[folder: Father Douglas Roarke (aka "Buzz")]]

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

Appears in the short story "The Warrior." Former
Vincent]]

Another
member of the Army Rangers, Father Roarke Eye of Thoth. He was trained as a chaplain in killed shortly before 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 events of the hands of the Knights, and took steps to recover them.''Death Masks'' case.


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* ChurchMilitant: Went on a successful vampire-slaying mission shortly after taking his Holy Orders.
* PosthumousCharacter: Died before ''Death Masks'' began and was subsequently impersonated by Cassius.

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

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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27th May '16 11:36:40 AM GliderPro
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* [[Characters/TheDresdenFilesChicagoMafia Chicago Mafia]]
26th May '16 11:32:43 AM GliderPro
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* [[Characters/TheDresdenFilesTheFomor The Fomor]]
2nd Apr '16 9:30:41 PM JustCause
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** Michael scolding Harry about sleeping with Susan comes across as out of character considering how open minded and forgiving he is in later books.



* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Michael's closest friends and family constantly hide secrets from him. Harry hide 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 hide 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 hide 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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** 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.
22nd Jan '16 5:08:39 AM Wintersjackson
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* PlaceOfProtection: While not the typical church or other holy site, for his work as a Knight of the Cross, guardian angels watch his house and a safe room empowered by ArchangelRaphael. This makes it an ideal place to hide in should one not be able to make it to St. Mary's. In ''Ghost Story'' this was invoked by Molly as a place to hide some mind-addled children who were ordered to shoot up Murphy's home from both Murphy and the police. [[spoiler:For this reason, Murphy his the Swords there since they came into her custody]].

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* PlaceOfProtection: While not the typical church or other holy site, for his work as a Knight of the Cross, guardian angels watch his house and it comes with a safe room empowered by ArchangelRaphael. This makes it an ideal place to hide in should one not be able to make it to St. Mary's. In ''Ghost Story'' this was invoked by Molly as a place to hide some mind-addled children who were ordered to shoot up Murphy's home from both Murphy and the police. [[spoiler:For this reason, Murphy his hid the Swords there since soon after they came into her custody]].
28th Sep '15 7:28:43 AM isoycrazy
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* 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, dragons are godlike [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]].

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* 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, dragons are godlike [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]].the dragon he kills is on the 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 someone else'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 someone else's 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.



* 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 her cancer 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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* 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 her 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.



* ObfuscatingStupidity: He will play the ignorant part, claiming he had no idea a subordinate was acting in a way, so as to not ''technically'' violate the rules binding him. One instance is whether or not he permitted Jack Murphy to use a half-truth to convince Harry to go back (as that would be a lie in Uriel's book). At the same time when that lie helped put Harry in the right spot at the right time to save Molly's life, Uriel noted he wished he had the foresight to send an agent to give Molly the inspiration or idea to see the solution just before Molly was saved.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: He will play the ignorant part, claiming he had no idea a subordinate was acting in a way, so as to not ''technically'' violate the rules binding him. One instance is whether or not he permitted Jack Murphy to use a half-truth to convince Harry to go back (as that would be a lie in Uriel's book). At the same time when that lie helped put Harry in the right spot at the right time to save Molly's life, Uriel noted he wished he had the foresight to send an agent to give Molly the inspiration or idea to see the solution before her, just before Molly was saved.



* TheQuietOne: One of the reasons why Mab likes Uriel.

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* TheQuietOne: One of the reasons why Mab likes Uriel. Uriel only says what is needed and permitted, nothing more or less. The only useful line Harry got out of him that wouldn't violate any of the many laws preventing him from talking more broadly is, "No matter where you go, there you are."



* TouchedByVorlons: He is the one doing the touching when he gives Harry soulfire, the fires of creation.

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* TouchedByVorlons: He is the one doing the touching when he gives Harry soulfire, the fires of creation.creation as balancing the scales because Lucifer gave his ilk Super Hellfire.


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* LoopholeAbuse: The angels are limited in any confrontation that involves Free Will being used. These guys will fight any supernatural threat, but a stupid human with a gun can walk right by them.
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*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, dragons are godlike [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]].
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