History Characters / TheDresdenFilesTheDenarians

17th Apr '18 2:39:14 AM Yozzy
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* EvilCripple: [[{{Downplayed}} Not entirely]], but he mentions that his joints haven't quite been the same after Harry went to work on him during their first meeting.


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* RapidAging: Once he loses his coin, he ages from an adult to near-geriatric in just a few years. It left him unrecognizable for the majority of ''Literature/DeadBeat''.


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* TraumaCongaLine: At the end of their first meeting, Harry was disgusted by Cassius's slimy ways and willingness to take advantage of the Knights' [[HonorBeforeReason honor and conviction]]. Harry remedies the situation by having his coin taken and Cassius left behind. While it would have meant he would have been free to return to Nicodemus, Harry breaks his knees and arms, and leaves him a quarter to make a single call at a pay phone across some broken glass to either call for medical attention or Nicodemus. ([[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Pay phones also need more than a quarter, and Harry knew this.]])
* VillainTeamUp: He contracts with Grevane in ''Dead Beat'' since their both chasing after Harry for their own reasons.
* WeaponOfChoice: During his second appearance, it was [[IronicEcho a Louisville Slugger]].
29th Mar '18 12:28:10 PM Adeon
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** Of course they end up working for Marcone so it's more of a HazyFeelTurn
22nd Feb '18 5:15:06 AM DarkPhoenix94
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** It's also noted that Ursiel was particularly powerful, while the relative weakness of the other, lesser Denarians was somewhat foreshadowed by Cassius/Saluriel, back in ''Death Masks'': he was never much threat to anyone unless he caught them by surprise and got knocked out by the admittedly massive Sanya with a single length of 2 by 4.



* TheSquire: Once they have their tongues removed, they are called squires.

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* TheSquire: Once they have their tongues removed, they are called squires. This probably has something to do with the fact that Nicodemus is a Knight of the Blackened Denarius, and sometimes referred to as 'Sir' Nicodemus.
30th Jan '18 3:43:16 PM Zaptech
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** Also in ''Skin Game'', Harry points out something Nicodemus never considered, and which utterly blindsided him, due to his obsession with Hell and Nemesis: [[spoiler:letting Deidre die in Hades' realm means that now her souls belongs to Hades... and the Greek gods make their eternal punishments ''personal''.]] That realization leaves Nicodemus [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes stunned in horror.]]

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** Also in ''Skin Game'', Harry points out something Nicodemus never considered, and which utterly blindsided him, due to his obsession with Hell and Nemesis: [[spoiler:letting Deidre die in Hades' realm means that now her souls soul belongs to Hades... and the Greek gods make their eternal punishments ''personal''.]] That realization leaves Nicodemus [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes stunned in horror.]]
30th Jan '18 3:42:15 PM Zaptech
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** Also in ''Skin Game'', Harry points out something Nicodemus never considered, and which utterly blindsided him, due to his obsession with Hell and Nemesis: [[spoiler:letting Deidre die in Hades' realm means that now her souls belongs to Hades... and the Greek gods make their eternal punishments ''personal''.]] That realization leaves Nicodemus [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes stunned in horror.]]
26th Jan '18 2:03:20 PM Hello101
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*** Even before Harry and co went to the island, however, he was pretty clearly very shocked when Harry told him that Arctis Tor was attacked by someone wielding {{Hellfire}}, going still and silent for several seconds before giving a FlatWhat.
3rd Jan '18 12:32:06 AM AnoneMouseJr
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* MadeASlave

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* MadeASlaveMadeASlave: She was sold into a life of prostitution by her own father.


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* SlayingMantis: Tessa's alternate form is essentially a demonic praying mantis, and she's up for whatever causes the maximum amount of chaos and suffering for humanity. She can also be split into thousands of miniature versions of her demon form, which .
28th Dec '17 3:57:45 AM isoycrazy
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* PublicDomainArtifact: The ThirtyPiecesOfSilver. The noose Judas hung himself with.

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* PublicDomainArtifact: PublicDomainArtifact:
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The ThirtyPiecesOfSilver. ThirtyPiecesOfSilver are the vessels of the Fallen.
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The noose Judas hung himself with.with is worn by Nick.
* RealityWarper: Speculated by Harry who fears even sealed in their Coins, the Fallen can produce a Murphy's Luck and just happen to fall out of a gloved hand and role away, or bounce right at a human host.


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* YourHeartsDesire: One of the Shadow's tactics in turning people into accepting the Coin. The less brute-like Fallen will observe their Host and tempt them with this idea. When Thomas notes to Harry he has lived with one demon in his head already and could resist another, Harry quickly counters the Fallen would likely offer Thomas a means of touching the woman he loves without fear of being harmed again by her love for him. Thomas only goes silent as he recognizes the effectiveness of this tactic.
28th Dec '17 3:48:57 AM isoycrazy
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* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: The Shadows of the Fallen operate on this view. They need a willing person to accept the Coin to allow the Fallen an opening onto Earth and having more fun. Dead men cannot accept anything. So, while they will lie, torment, or otherwise screw with the Host's mind to get them to accepting the Coin, they will not, as Lasciel's Shadow notes, make the Host not see on-coming traffic and be hit by a car when they cross the street or convince them the room is on fire and there is a fire escape out the window when, in truth, the room is fine and there is no safe escape out that window.
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: A weakness of the Shadows, if one goes by Lash's binding by Harry. The Shadows are imprinted onto the mind of the Host and a copy of the Fallen in every way, but if the Host has enough mental strength and discipline, as the owner of the mind, then the Host can bind and gag the Shadow. It explains why so many Shadows seek a quick turn around on their Hosts as any who realize they have more power than the Shadow could turn the tables on the Shadow quickly.
28th Dec '17 3:28:08 AM isoycrazy
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* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: While the psychic attack wasn't perpetrated by Lasciel herself, Lash' death has the earmarks of this. Her original and sole purpose was convincing Harry to take up the coin of Lasciel. That is it. Instead, even after a long game played, when the final moments of Harry's life came, she not only failed to convince Harry one final time to take up the coin, Lash finally acknowledged she was more than her original purpose by saying, "she doesn't deserve you." In taking the assault for Harry and turning her back on Lasciel all together, she effectively gave her maker a middle finger.



* HearingVoices: She causes them.

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* HearingVoices: She causes them. She can create illusions before Harry's eyes that it takes his Sight to see through them.



* HeroicSacrifice[=/=]RedemptionEqualsDeath: Sacrifices herself to save Harry at the climax of ''White Night'' from a powerful mental attack. [[spoiler:The act was actually such a moment of selfless love that, in effect, the act became a moment of pure creation that gave birth to a living entity of intellect carried in Harry's mind.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice[=/=]RedemptionEqualsDeath: HeroicSacrifice: Sacrifices herself to save Harry at the climax of ''White Night'' from a powerful mental attack. [[spoiler:The act was actually such a moment of selfless love that, in effect, the act became a moment of pure creation that gave birth to a living entity of intellect carried in Harry's mind.]]



* RedemptionEqualsDeath: While she did not return to serving Him in her final moments, Lash's final act of taking that psychic bullet for Harry were done not in service to Lasciel's wishes but the feelings that had grown for Harry.



* TakingTheBullet: She purposefully redirects the psychic assault on Harry's head into the regions she exists inside as she can better take the damage without causing Harry permanent damage.



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.

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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 coerced 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.


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* LaserGuidedKarma: Lasciel betrayed the Lord God in Lucifer's War for Heaven. She was able to be convinced, by stoking her pride, she could turn her back on Him and come out alright. Not only was this caught by Him in the end and she sent to Hell for this action, eons later her own shadow not only fails to seduce Harry into joining up, Harry was able to "seduce" this shadow onto his side, in part, by playing to the shadow's sense of ego and identity as a being who lived in his head for so long was far from the original essence of the shadow who first existed there.
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