History Characters / TheDresdenFilesTheDenarians

8th Apr '16 6:31:40 PM jormis29
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The Order of the Blackened Denarius is an ancient order of humans who have taken up one of thirty silver coins, believed to be the ones paid to Judas, and each of which contains one of [[FallenAngel the Fallen]]. In exchange for unnaturally extended lives and superhuman power, the Denarians either work with or serve as vessels for each Fallen - and each Fallen invariably corrupts its bearer. The Denarians themselves are not a unified force; generally, one group works with Nicodemus, one works with Tessa, and the rest do their own thing, but they are all devoted to spreading misery, pain, and despair, thanks to the Fallen controlling or working with them.

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The Order of the Blackened Denarius is an ancient order of humans who have taken up one of [[ThirtyPiecesOfSilver thirty silver coins, believed to be the ones paid to Judas, Judas]], and each of which contains one of [[FallenAngel the Fallen]]. In exchange for unnaturally extended lives and superhuman power, the Denarians either work with or serve as vessels for each Fallen - and each Fallen invariably corrupts its bearer. The Denarians themselves are not a unified force; generally, one group works with Nicodemus, one works with Tessa, and the rest do their own thing, but they are all devoted to spreading misery, pain, and despair, thanks to the Fallen controlling or working with them.
29th Mar '16 1:18:14 AM jormis29
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* IronicName: Nicodemus is also the name of a character from Literature/TheBible; a Pharisee who became one of {{Jesus}}' followers. He helped prepare Jesus for burial after his death. Considering what ''this'' Nicodemus is like, and how in his first appearance he's after the [[PublicDomainArtifact Shroud of Turin]], it's a somewhat unusual name to choose. See MeaningfulName, below, for justification.

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* IronicName: Nicodemus is also the name of a character from Literature/TheBible; a Pharisee who became one of {{Jesus}}' followers. He helped prepare Jesus for burial after his death. Considering what ''this'' Nicodemus is like, and how in his first appearance he's after the [[PublicDomainArtifact Shroud of Turin]], ShroudOfTurin, it's a somewhat unusual name to choose. See MeaningfulName, below, for justification.



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23rd Feb '16 1:39:50 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Giving Harry Lasciel's coin saved Harry's bacon on several occasions. Of course, [[DidntSeeThatComing Nick really wasn't expecting Harry to]] [[HeelFaceTurn subvert the Shadow's loyalty]], causing it to perform a HeroicSacrifice for him.
30th Jan '16 6:51:33 PM ReyKenobi
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* KnightOfCerebus: Takes turns playing this with the Red Court.
20th Jan '16 11:03:58 AM Opunaesala
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** In ''Death Masks'' Harry having the EurekaMoment that the Noose would fail to protect Harry from itself allows Harry to give an attack that surprises Nic and throws him off balance enough for Harry to run.

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** In ''Death Masks'' Harry having the EurekaMoment that the Noose would fail to protect Harry Nic from itself allows Harry to give an attack that surprises Nic and throws him off balance enough for Harry to run.
30th Dec '15 8:16:04 PM jormis29
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* PublicDomainArtifact: The thirty pieces of silver. The noose Judas hung himself with.

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* PublicDomainArtifact: The thirty pieces of silver.ThirtyPiecesOfSilver. The noose Judas hung himself with.
21st Nov '15 8:46:39 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* EvilSoundsRaspy: Courtesy of Harry giving him a good strangling with Judas's noose in ''Small Favor''.
16th Nov '15 5:27:37 AM isoycrazy
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** In ''Death Masks'' Harry having the EurekaMoment that the Noose would fail to protect Harry from itself allows Harry to give an attack that surprises Nic and throws him off balance enough for Harry to run.
** Harry outwitted him in ''Small Favor''
*** By setting up two exits to the island, one a gunship help and the other the Water Beetle.
*** Realizing Nicodemus' show on the island is meant to push Harry's anger so much he would break his word, and thus ''Fidelacchius''
*** Lastly, that Harry could have removed the Shadow of Lasciel from inside of him.
** In ''Skin Game'', the biggest thing Harry does is [[spoiler:securing Grey's allegiance before Nicodemus and Grey pretending to work for Nicodemus]].



** Possible subversion. [[spoiler: Michael believes that Anduriel is just that good at manipulating Nicodemus, Nicodemus doesn't know he's been had.]] Nicodemus himself, of course, doesn't believe a word of that.

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** Possible subversion. [[spoiler: Michael believes that Anduriel is just that good at manipulating Nicodemus, Nicodemus doesn't know he's been had.]] Nicodemus himself, of course, doesn't believe a word of that. See {{Pride}} below.



* {{Greed}}: He cannot help himself when he's given an offer too good to be true. In ''Death Masks'' he agreed to trade Harry Dresden for his arch-nemesis Shiro. This gave Harry the chance to escape and ended up screwing up that plan. Then in ''Small Favor'' he had exactly what he needed. He admitted he didn't need the coins Harry was offering to save a life of one of Harry's friends, but when Harry added ''Fidelacchius'' to the pot, he gave in and agreed to make the trade. Harry beat him again.
* HealingFactor: The noose allows Nicodemus to almost instantly heal from injuries that would kill any other Denarian. Fire, magical assaults, close-range assault fire, explosions - none of it can really ''harm'' Nicodemus to any meaningful degree. The best one can do is briefly stun or drive him off. [[spoiler:Or use the noose against him.]]

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* {{Greed}}: He cannot help himself when he's given an offer too good to be true. In ''Death Masks'' he agreed agrees to trade Harry Dresden for his arch-nemesis Shiro. This gave gives Harry the chance to escape and ended ends up screwing up that plan. Then in ''Small Favor'' he had has exactly what he needed. He admitted admits he didn't doesn't need the coins Harry was offering to save a life of one of Harry's friends, but when Harry added adds ''Fidelacchius'' to the pot, he gave gives in and agreed agrees to make the trade. Harry beat beats him again.
* HealingFactor: The noose allows Nicodemus to almost instantly heal from injuries that would kill any other Denarian. Fire, magical assaults, close-range assault fire, explosions - none of it can really ''harm'' Nicodemus to any meaningful degree. The best one can do is briefly stun or drive him off. [[spoiler:Or use Only wounds done by the noose against him.]]seem to remain well after they were sustained, like his raspy voice.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The Noose he wears that grants him an incredible healing factor will not protect Nicodemus from being strangled by it. Harry nearly kills the man in ''Small Favor'' by strangling him. Harry is interrupted but he got to the point of permanently damaging Nicodemus' throat, making his voice a lot rougher than before.
16th Nov '15 1:27:59 AM Milarqui
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* HealingFactor: The noose allows Nicodemus to almost instantly heal from injuries that would kill any other Denarian. Fire, magical assaults, close-range assault fire, explosions - none of it can really ''harm'' Nicodemus to any meaningful degree. The best one can do is briefly stun or drive him off.

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* HealingFactor: The noose allows Nicodemus to almost instantly heal from injuries that would kill any other Denarian. Fire, magical assaults, close-range assault fire, explosions - none of it can really ''harm'' Nicodemus to any meaningful degree. The best one can do is briefly stun or drive him off. [[spoiler:Or use the noose against him.]]
9th Nov '15 7:11:38 AM hobbitguy1420
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* IGaveMyWord: While he is a sociopath who does evil things, one doesn't live long in the Supernatural world without at least honoring one's deals. So he keeps the wording of his deals to the letter of the deal and will pay those who work with him what he promises. [[spoiler:Getting him to break his word is key to Mab's revenge against the man]].

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* IGaveMyWord: While he is a sociopath who does evil things, one doesn't live long in the Supernatural world without at least honoring one's deals. So he keeps the wording of his deals to the letter of the deal and will pay those who work with him what he promises. promises - as long as there's no way to weasel out of things without anybody finding out. [[spoiler:Getting him to visibly break his word word, ruining his reputation, is key to Mab's revenge against the man]].
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