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23rd Mar '17 6:47:09 PM AthenaBlue
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!The Order of the Blackened Denarius



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]], 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 They are an ancient order of humans who have taken up one of [[ThirtyPiecesOfSilver 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.



[[WMG:Mortal Hosts]]

For Sanya, see his entry under [[Characters/TheDresdenFilesTheChurch The Church]].

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[[WMG:Mortal [[header:Mortal Hosts]]

For Sanya, see his entry under [[Characters/TheDresdenFilesTheChurch The the Church]].




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!!Nicodemus Archleone



* MasterSwordsman: He's had two thousand years to refine his swordfighting. Michael is a highly-skilled swordsman, but he's little more than a speedbump for Nicodemus. Shiro is apparently the only one who could stand against him.

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* MasterSwordsman: MasterSwordsman:
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He's had two thousand years to refine his swordfighting. Michael is a highly-skilled swordsman, but he's little more than a speedbump for Nicodemus. Shiro is apparently the only one who could stand against him.



** Nicodemus means "Conqueror."

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** Nicodemus means "Conqueror.""Conqueror".



---> '''Nicodemus''': I do not dance to the Fallen's tune, Knight. We may move together, but I play the music. I set the beat. For nearly two thousand years I followed my path, through every treacherous bend and twist, through every temptation to turn aside, and after centuries of effort and study and planning and victory, they follow ''my'' leadership. Not the other way around. Turn aside from my path? I have ''blazed'' it through ages of humanity, through centuries of war and plague and madness and havoc and devotion. I ''am'' my path and it is me. There is no turning aside.

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---> '''Nicodemus''': --->'''Nicodemus:''' I do not dance to the Fallen's tune, Knight. We may move together, but I play the music. I set the beat. For nearly two thousand years I followed my path, through every treacherous bend and twist, through every temptation to turn aside, and after centuries of effort and study and planning and victory, they follow ''my'' leadership. Not the other way around. Turn aside from my path? I have ''blazed'' it through ages of humanity, through centuries of war and plague and madness and havoc and devotion. I ''am'' my path and it is me. There is no turning aside.



---> '''Harry''': The shadow at his feet seemed to darken as he spoke, to throb in time with his voice, and I shuddered at the sight, at the pride in his bearing, the clarity in his eyes, and the absolute, serene certainty in his voice. Lucifer must have looked ''exactly'' like that, right before things went to Hell.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Not as [[LargeHam hammy]] as most examples, but very effective nonetheless. After Harry has just mentioned that Arctis Tor was attacked by someone wielding {{Hellfire}}...

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---> '''Harry''': --->'''Harry:''' The shadow at his feet seemed to darken as he spoke, to throb in time with his voice, and I shuddered at the sight, at the pride in his bearing, the clarity in his eyes, and the absolute, serene certainty in his voice. Lucifer must have looked ''exactly'' like that, right before things went to Hell.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Not as [[LargeHam hammy]] as most examples, but very effective nonetheless. After Harry has just mentioned that Arctis Tor was attacked by someone wielding {{Hellfire}}...{{Hellfire}} . . .




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!!Deirdre




More commonly referred to as "Tessa", she is also a leader for the Denarians. As Nicodemus' wife, she and her Fallen, Imariel, are stated as the second-eldest of the Denarians. Generally, she is a rival to her husband, though they do work together to accomplish a similar goal- the last time they were said to have worked together, the Black Plague spread across Europe. She chooses bearers for coins based upon willingness to take a coin, not talent; Fallen who serve Imariel (and Tessa) go through bearers quickly. Tessa is concerned with short-term views, while Nicodemus is focused with the bigger picture and long-term issues. Tessa is also shown to be an exceedingly capable sorceress. Harry notes that she is a "big-leaguer" and "White Council material."

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\n!!Polonius "Tessa" Lartessa

More commonly referred to as "Tessa", she is also a leader for the Denarians. As Nicodemus' wife, she and her Fallen, Imariel, are stated as the second-eldest of the Denarians. Generally, she is a rival to her husband, though they do work together to accomplish a similar goal- the last time they were said to have worked together, the Black Plague spread across Europe. She chooses bearers for coins based upon willingness to take a coin, not talent; Fallen who serve Imariel (and Tessa) go through bearers quickly. Tessa is concerned with short-term views, while Nicodemus is focused with the bigger picture and long-term issues. Tessa is also shown to be an exceedingly capable sorceress. Harry notes that she is a "big-leaguer" and "White Council material."material".



* AxCrazy: She loves bloodshed, without a doubt.

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* AxCrazy: AxeCrazy: She loves bloodshed, without a doubt.



!!Rosanna




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!!Quintus Cassius



--> "I'll go on a treasure hunt..."

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--> "I'll go on a treasure hunt..."
hunt . . ."




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!!Rasmussen






[[WMG: Fallen and their Shadows]]

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[[WMG: [[header: Fallen and their Shadows]]




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!!Lash, shadow of Lasciel



-->'''Lasciel''': If I wished to kill you, my host, your blood would be seeping from your broken corpse and mixing with the rain on the sidewalk.

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-->'''Lasciel''': -->'''Lasciel:''' If I wished to kill you, my host, your blood would be seeping from your broken corpse and mixing with the rain on the sidewalk.




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!!Lasciel, the Seducer



* PlayingBothSides: At [[https://youtu.be/_N-5X2wf8JM?t=43m10s a 2016 convention]], Jim Butcher reveals Lasciel was banished from Heaven not for siding with Lucifer in the War of Angels, but rather she tried playing both sides. When things settled, He wasn't amused and kicked her out. One of the reasons for her anger is all her machinations fell through.
* TermsOfEndangerment: Calls Harry "Lover" whenever addressing him.

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* PlayingBothSides: At [[https://youtu.be/_N-5X2wf8JM?t=43m10s a 2016 convention]], Jim Butcher reveals Lasciel was banished from Heaven not for siding with Lucifer in the War of Angels, but rather because she tried playing both sides. When things settled, He God wasn't amused and kicked her out. One of the reasons for her anger is all her machinations fell through.
* TermsOfEndangerment: Calls Harry "Lover" whenever when addressing him.




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!!Anduriel




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!!Imariel







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!!Magog



* LightningBruiser: Harry notes that he moves ''fast'', and his reaction time is "almost nothing."
* MuggingTheMonster: In ''Small Favor'''s climax, Magog picks a fight with the eldest Billy Goat Gruff - Champion of Summer, the Leanansidhe's opposite, and slayer of three Senior Council members. Despite the Gruff's repeated insistence he's got no quarrel with Magog. It goes... [[OneHitKill poorly.]]

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* LightningBruiser: Harry notes that he moves ''fast'', and his reaction time is "almost nothing."
nothing".
* MuggingTheMonster: In ''Small Favor'''s climax, Magog picks a fight with the eldest Billy Goat Gruff - -- Champion of Summer, the Leanansidhe's opposite, and slayer of three Senior Council members. Despite the Gruff's repeated insistence he's got no quarrel with Magog. It goes...goes . . . [[OneHitKill poorly.]]



!!Ursiel



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: When he transforms his hosts, they become a giant multi-limbed bear-beast. [[spoiler:Grey first blinds the Genoskwa's eyes which requires their using Ursiel's form, and as a result that larger, bulkier body doesn't move with the grace and swiftness the Genoskwa's body does. And the larger form makes it that much easier to be crushed by the grinders in the Gate of Ice]].

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: When he transforms his hosts, they become a giant multi-limbed bear-beast. [[spoiler:Grey first blinds the Genoskwa's eyes eyes, which requires their using Ursiel's form, and as a result that larger, bulkier body doesn't move with the grace and swiftness the Genoskwa's body does. And the larger form makes it that much easier to be crushed by the grinders in the Gate of Ice]].




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!!Saluriel







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!!Thorned Namshiel




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!!Minor Fallen



* Urumviel. Described as having 'a lot of muscle and a ridge of leathery plates running down his spine.' His host is killed by Dresden during the abduction of Ivy at the Shedd Aquarium.

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* Urumviel. Described as having 'a "a lot of muscle and a ridge of leathery plates running down his spine.' spine". His host is killed by Dresden during the abduction of Ivy at the Shedd Aquarium.



* A Denarian described as 'several hundred pounds of scales and fangs.' His host is incinerated by Ivy during the Shedd Aquarium battle.
* A Denarian described as 'an androgynous, naked, bald statue of obsidian' whom Dresden nicknames "Obsidian Statue". His host is shot to death by Kincaid during the Shedd Aquarium battle.
* A Denarian described as having 'a shaggy coat of grey, dusty-looking feathers' and a face consisting of 'a grey mass of fleshy, hanging tendrils' whom Dresden nicknames "Shaggy Feathers." His host is shot to death by Kincaid during the Shedd Aquarium battle.
* A Denarian described as a 'wizened little thing' who looks like she's been carved from a tree root and whom Dresden nicknames "Tree Woman." Her host is killed during the Shedd Aquarium battle.

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* A Denarian described as 'several "several hundred pounds of scales and fangs.' fangs". His host is incinerated by Ivy during the Shedd Aquarium battle.
* A Denarian described as 'an "an androgynous, naked, bald statue of obsidian' obsidian" whom Dresden nicknames "Obsidian Statue". His host is shot to death by Kincaid during the Shedd Aquarium battle.
* A Denarian described as having 'a "a shaggy coat of grey, dusty-looking feathers' feathers" and a face consisting of 'a "a grey mass of fleshy, hanging tendrils' tendrils" whom Dresden nicknames "Shaggy Feathers." Feathers". His host is shot to death by Kincaid during the Shedd Aquarium battle.
* A Denarian described as a 'wizened "wizened little thing' thing" who looks like she's been carved from a tree root and whom Dresden nicknames "Tree Woman." Woman". Her host is killed during the Shedd Aquarium battle.






[[WMG:Nicodemus's Squires]]

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[[WMG:Nicodemus's [[header:Nicodemus's Squires]]










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!!Squire Jordan



19th Mar '17 6:42:39 AM DoctorFluffy
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Not that it's hard in comparison to Nicodemus, but even ''she'' considers Nicodemus' plan to [[spoiler: sacrifice their daughter to the Greek Underworld]] beyond the pale.



* ManipulativeBastard: She's able to feign the "[[TheWoobie scared girl who is in over her head]]" act so effectively that Sanya, who ''knows'' what she is, is still affected by it. When Harry calls her on this, both Rosanna and her Fallen partner seem impressed.

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* ManipulativeBastard: She's able to feign the "[[TheWoobie scared girl who is in over her head]]" act so effectively that Sanya, who ''knows'' what she is, is still affected by it. When Harry calls her on this, pointing out that if she really wanted to quit she would have done it any time, both Rosanna and her Fallen partner seem impressed.
28th Dec '16 5:49:39 AM isoycrazy
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One of the Fallen Angels of the Blackened Denarii, known also as the Webweaver and the Temptress. Nicodemus offered her coin to Harry, who refused but was later tricked into touching it. While her shadow, Lash, attempted to coax him into taking the coin he refused and eventually handed it over to the Church. After it was retrieved she bonded with Hannah, who had her own reasons to hate Harry.

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One of the Fallen Angels of the Blackened Denarii, known also as the Webweaver and the Temptress. Nicodemus offered her coin to Harry, who refused but was later tricked into touching it. While her shadow, Lash, attempted to coax him into taking the coin he refused and eventually handed it over to the Church. After it was retrieved she bonded with Hannah, who had her own reasons to hate Harry.
21st Dec '16 4:58:08 AM isoycrazy
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5th Dec '16 5:18:16 AM allfictions
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* PlayingBothSides: At [[https://youtu.be/_N-5X2wf8JM&t=43m10s a 2016 convention]], Jim Butcher reveals Lasciel was banished from Heaven not for siding with Lucifer in the War of Angels, but rather she tried playing both sides. When things settled, He wasn't amused and kicked her out. One of the reasons for her anger is all her machinations fell through.

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* PlayingBothSides: At [[https://youtu.be/_N-5X2wf8JM&t=43m10s be/_N-5X2wf8JM?t=43m10s a 2016 convention]], Jim Butcher reveals Lasciel was banished from Heaven not for siding with Lucifer in the War of Angels, but rather she tried playing both sides. When things settled, He wasn't amused and kicked her out. One of the reasons for her anger is all her machinations fell through.
4th Dec '16 8:45:54 PM allfictions
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* PlayingBothSides: At a 2016 convention, Jim Butcher reveals Lasciel was banished from Heaven not for siding with Lucifer in the War of Angels, but rather she tried playing both sides. When things settled, He wasn't amused and kicked her out. One of the reasons for her anger is all her machinations fell through.

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* PlayingBothSides: At [[https://youtu.be/_N-5X2wf8JM&t=43m10s a 2016 convention, convention]], Jim Butcher reveals Lasciel was banished from Heaven not for siding with Lucifer in the War of Angels, but rather she tried playing both sides. When things settled, He wasn't amused and kicked her out. One of the reasons for her anger is all her machinations fell through.
30th Nov '16 1:04:15 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* {{Greed}}: He cannot help himself when he's given an offer too good to be true. In ''Death Masks'' he agrees to trade Harry Dresden for his arch-nemesis Shiro. This gives Harry the chance to escape and ends up screwing up that plan. Then in ''Small Favor'' he has exactly what he needed. He admits he doesn't need the coins Harry was offering to save a life of one of Harry's friends, but when Harry adds ''Fidelacchius'' to the pot, he gives in and agrees to make the trade. Note that this was a deal where both parties had taken it for granted they were going to be betrayed, and it came down to a matter of who was going to be OutGambitted. Harry 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. Only wounds done by the noose seem to remain well after they were sustained, like his raspy voice.

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* {{Greed}}: He cannot help himself when he's given an offer too good to be true. In ''Death Masks'' he agrees to trade the apparently relatively unimportant Harry Dresden for his arch-nemesis Shiro. This gives Harry the chance to escape and ends up screwing up that plan. Then in ''Small Favor'' he has exactly what he needed. He admits he doesn't need the coins Harry was offering to save a life of one of Harry's friends, but when Harry adds ''Fidelacchius'' to the pot, he gives in and agrees to make the trade. Note that this was a deal where both parties had taken it for granted they were going to be betrayed, and it came down to a matter of who was going to be OutGambitted. Harry beats him again.
** In the latter case, however, the motive is less greed than fear, as Harry points out that even if he does get his 'Neo-Dark Age', the Swords are just going to find new wielders, and plays on his fears of one day being killed.
* HealingFactor: The noose allows gives Nicodemus one that Wolverine would be proud of. It allows him to almost instantly heal from injuries that would kill any other Denarian.Denarian, the vast majority of which are MadeOfIron with a HealingFactor of their own. 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. Only wounds done by the noose seem to remain well after they were sustained, like his raspy voice.



* ImmuneToBullets: Thanks to the noose, bullets alone aren't enough to stop Nicodemus. Assault-rifle and other heavy rounds can stun, disorient, or briefly drive him off, but handgun rounds just seem to startle him at best and annoy him at worst. And regardless, he heals the damage almost instantly.

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* ImmortalsFearDeath: He's almost impossible to kill, thanks to the Noose, and he is a deadly dangerous fighter, treating Michael as a light challenge in ''Death Masks'' and as he demonstrates in ''Skin Game'', [[spoiler: [[BroughtDownToBadass even without it and his Coin,]] he can go hand to hand with [[ActionGirl Murphy]] and win while she's armed and he's not, first disarming her, then crippling her.]] But there are a very few people who really scare him: Shiro and, after figuring out the secret of the Noose, Harry. And the reason they scare him is that unlike almost anyone else, they can actually kill him, something Harry needles him about.
* ImmuneToBullets: Even more so than most Denarians. Thanks to the noose, bullets alone aren't enough to stop Nicodemus. Assault-rifle and other heavy rounds can stun, disorient, or briefly drive him off, but handgun rounds just seem to startle him at best and annoy him at worst. And regardless, he heals the damage almost instantly.



* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Rumored to have been around when Jesus was a local. At the very least, he is older than Mab, who herself is in the low 1,000s.

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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Rumored to have been around when Jesus was a local. At the very least, he is older than Mab, who herself is in the low 1,000s.over a thousand years old.



* SkunkStripe: Has a gray streak in his otherwise dark hair. This is the only indicator of his age.

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* SkunkStripe: Has a gray grey streak in his otherwise dark hair. This is the only indicator of his age.



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: She and Nicodemus genuinely love each other.



* IronicHell: [[spoiler: Being killed in the underworld of Greek mythology meant no Biblical heaven or hell, and Nicodemus comforted her about being safe from the wrath of God. But her afterlife would be specifically tailored to torment her in the way most appropriate to her sins.]]

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* IronicHell: [[spoiler: Being killed in the underworld of Greek mythology meant no Biblical heaven or hell, and Nicodemus comforted her about being safe from the wrath of God. Enemy - which could be taken to mean either God or Nemesis. But as Dresden reminds Nicodemus, unlike in Hell, her afterlife would be specifically tailored to torment her in the way most appropriate to her sins.]]



* TheGhost: Never makes a direct appearance, but his influence is felt in that he gives Nicodemus his shadow powers.

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* TheGhost: Never makes a direct speaking appearance, but his influence is felt in that he gives Nicodemus his shadow powers.



* MuggingTheMonster: In ''Small Favor'''s climax, Magog picks a fight with the eldest Billy Goat Gruff - Champion of Summer, the Leanansidhe's opposite, and slayer of three Senior Council members. Despite the Gruff's repeated insistence he's got no quarrel with Magog. It goes... poorly.

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* MuggingTheMonster: In ''Small Favor'''s climax, Magog picks a fight with the eldest Billy Goat Gruff - Champion of Summer, the Leanansidhe's opposite, and slayer of three Senior Council members. Despite the Gruff's repeated insistence he's got no quarrel with Magog. It goes... [[OneHitKill poorly.]]



* BearsAreBadNews: So powerful that he takes all three Knights of the Cross plus Harry to bring him down.
* TheDragon: To Nicodemus.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: When he transforms his hosts, they become a giant multi-armed bear-beast. [[spoiler:Grey first blinds the Genoskwa's eyes which requires their using Ursiel's form, and as a result that larger, bulkier body doesn't move with the grace and swiftness the Genoskwa's body does. And the larger form makes it that much easier to be crushed by the grinders in the Gate of Ice]].

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* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: [[spoiler: When he's possessing the Genoskwa, he transforms into a bear the size of a battle tank.]]
* BearsAreBadNews: So Uses a giant, multi-limbed bear motif and so powerful that even powered just by a skinny gold prospector he takes all three Knights of the Cross plus Harry to bring him down.
* TheDragon: GeniusBruiser: Maybe not a genius, but he's certainly much smarter than his counterpart among Tessa's crew, Magog.
* TheHeavy:
To Nicodemus.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: When he transforms his hosts, they become a giant multi-armed multi-limbed bear-beast. [[spoiler:Grey first blinds the Genoskwa's eyes which requires their using Ursiel's form, and as a result that larger, bulkier body doesn't move with the grace and swiftness the Genoskwa's body does. And the larger form makes it that much easier to be crushed by the grinders in the Gate of Ice]].Ice]].
* TheJuggernaut: It takes three Knights plus Harry to put him down and [[spoiler: when possessing the Genoskwa, he bulldozes through absolutely everything in his way.]]



* TheArchMage: A villainous example. He's on a whole other level magic wise as compared to Harry, completely [[NoSell negating]] one of Harry's better force blasts (he actually ''eats'' the spell), imprisoning him and putting him at his mercy with a single spell, one which goes straight through Harry's shield and operates on multiple different magical frequencies, rendering him unable to use magic. If Uriel's Soulfire hadn't kicked in just then, Harry would have been dead.



* DumbMuscle: Dresden notes that a lot of them aren't very bright, observing that even in Hell it's probably easier to find strong backs than strong brains.



** This is discussed, with Thomas noting that Akariel (who he gutted) didn't seem all that tough compared to the other bad guys out there, Dresden notes that this was because Thomas struck lucky in cutting the coin out of the host, meaning that the HealingFactor didn't kick in. It is also worth noting first that Kincaid is explicitly mentioned as having fought the Denarians before, as well as being CrazyPrepared and having access [[NoKillLikeOverKill to some ludicrously powerful weaponry,]] plus the only things that ever put them down for good are OneHitKill shots. Anything less and their HealingFactor will put them back together in short order.



* TongueTrauma: They all have their tongues removed to ensure they won't confess any dangerous secrets. [[spoiler:Said tongues are removed via Deirdre ripping them out of the henchmens' mouths. With her teeth.]]

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* TongueTrauma: They all have their tongues removed to ensure they won't confess any dangerous secrets. [[spoiler:Said tongues are removed via Deirdre ripping them out of the henchmens' mouths. With her teeth. And eating them.]]
14th Nov '16 8:55:17 AM Kafkesque
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* TheSpymaster: Described as such, based on [[spoiler:his ability to gather information by seeing and hearing through people's shadows.]]
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* MundaneUtility: Her prehensile metal hair can shred her enemies... or be woven into a platform to give somebody a boost.
13th Nov '16 9:40:42 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** In ''Skin Game'', the biggest thing Harry does is [[spoiler:securing Grey's allegiance before Nicodemus hires him, and Grey pretending to work for Nicodemus]].

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** In ''Skin Game'', the biggest thing Harry does is [[spoiler:securing Grey's allegiance before Nicodemus hires him, and meaning that while Grey pretending to work was working for Nicodemus]].Nicodemus, he was just waiting for Harry's order to swap sides]].



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He does, in fact, care deeply about Dierdre. It's likely he cared about Lartessa at some point, but they had been... estranged spouses even before the events of ''Skin Game''.

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He does, in fact, care deeply about Dierdre.Deirdre. It's likely he cared about Lartessa at some point, but they had been... estranged spouses even before the events of ''Skin Game''.



* EvilerThanThou: Nicodemus is one of the few, possibly the only, Denarian who is more human than demon. This is because the demon admires the human.

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* EvilerThanThou: Nicodemus is one of the few, and possibly the only, Denarian who is more human than demon. This is because the demon admires the human.



* RevengeBeforeReason: Has a really bad habit of giving up on sure-to-succeed plans for revenge against someone (or something) that has wronged him. He let Harry go in ''Death Masks'' when Shiro gave himself up for Harry, resulting in Harry [[SpannerInTheWorks buggering up Nicodemus's plan]], gives Dresden and company a chance to rescue the Archive when faced with an opportunity to get rid of Fidelacchius, and then lets Murphy and Harry go on the promise of revenge against Michael in ''Skin Game''.



* TheSpymaster: Nicodemus always seems to know a lot about his enemies and their current plans. [[spoiler:This is because Anduriel is ''the spymaster''. He can listen to any conversation held within reach of a living being's shadow. Sometimes he can even see through the shadows too. However, he cannot listen when purposefully blocked by sufficient power, such as Mab, the Carpenter house, or Demonreach, and he must purposefully focus on a shadow to listen through or it would be just noise among the rest]].

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* TheSpymaster: Nicodemus always seems to know a lot about his enemies and their current plans. [[spoiler:This is because Anduriel is ''the spymaster''.'''the''' spymaster. He can listen to any conversation held within reach of a living being's shadow. Sometimes he can even see through the shadows too. However, he cannot listen when purposefully blocked by sufficient power, such as Mab, the Carpenter house, or Demonreach, and he must purposefully focus on a shadow to listen through or it would be just noise among the rest]].
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