History Characters / TheDresdenFilesTheFae

25th Aug '17 4:15:14 PM nombretomado
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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: In ''Cold Days'' Harry notes he is like "Jackie Chan meets Hannibal Lecter".

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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: In-universe. In ''Cold Days'' Harry notes he is like "Jackie Chan meets Hannibal Lecter".
20th Aug '17 7:17:46 PM Bek-359
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** The next three used disguise, ''SMGs'', tried to funnel Harry into an ambush, and knew how to properly do a systematic sweep when Harry managed to give them the slip.

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** The next three used disguise, ''SMGs'', ''[=SMGs=]'', tried to funnel Harry into an ambush, and knew how to properly do a systematic sweep when Harry managed to give them the slip.
19th Aug '17 4:31:12 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: In ''Cold Days'' Harry notes he is like "Jackie Chan meets Hannibal Lecter".

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* XMeetsY: JustForFun/XMeetsY: In ''Cold Days'' Harry notes he is like "Jackie Chan meets Hannibal Lecter".
14th Jul '17 7:29:39 AM isoycrazy
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* DisproportionateRetribution: The Winter mantle's method of enforcing that to keep the balance of the roles,[[spoiler: the Maiden ''must remain a maiden'': it overrides the consciousness of the lady in question, and has her ferociously attack her would-be partner, doing mortal injury to him. Justified in that the fae do not as a rule ''get'' the idea of emotional attachment, and so that there is ''no'' temptation of any kind for the Winter Lady to try bending or breaking the rules. Ever. It is also effective and practical as self defense for anyone who would defile the Maiden without her consent]].

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* DisproportionateRetribution: The Winter mantle's method of enforcing that to keep the balance of the roles,[[spoiler: the Maiden ''must remain a maiden'': it overrides the consciousness of the lady in question, and has her ferociously attack her would-be partner, doing mortal injury to him. Justified in that the fae do not as a rule ''get'' the idea of emotional attachment, and so that there is ''no'' temptation of any kind for the Winter Lady to try bending or breaking the rules. Ever. It is also effective and practical as self defense self-defense for anyone who would defile the Maiden without her consent]].



-->It's easy. It shouldn't be so easy.

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-->It's -->"It's easy. It shouldn't be so easy."



-->I couldn't really look away from the mirror this time. I tried to look at it objectively, as if she was someone else, and not the one who had killed the man she loved and who had then failed him again by being unable to prevent even his ghost from being destroyed in its determination to protect others. That bitch deserved to be run over by a train or something.

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-->I -->"I couldn't really look away from the mirror this time. I tried to look at it objectively, as if she was someone else, and not the one who had killed the man she loved and who had then failed him again by being unable to prevent even his ghost from being destroyed in its determination to protect others. That bitch deserved to be run over by a train or something."



* SpareToTheThrone: Her training under Lea is part training her to survive, part making her ready to simply survive fighting dark monsters, and able to fill the need to replace Maeve or another Lady. In Mab's calculations, Molly is her Spare's Spare in case the first Space, Sarissa, cannot do it or isn't close enough.



* UnwittingPawn: Of Maeve.

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* UnexpectedSuccessor: No one anticipates a changeling not chosen by any Summer Queen to end up with the position of Summer Lady.
* UnwittingPawn: Of Maeve. She is lead to her death by Maeve's machinations.


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* SpareToTheThrone: Her helping Harry through his physical therapy is in part a chance for Mab to hone her into someone suitable to be the Winter Lady should the need to replace Maeve reach a climax.


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* UnexpectedSuccessor: Mab's machinations aimed for her to replace Maeve, not Lily. When Maeve kills Lily and Sarissa being so close, all the work Mab put into making Sarissa able to handle Maeve's job made her an ideal candidate for the new Summer Lady opening.
14th Jul '17 4:41:50 AM isoycrazy
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* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: MasterOfIllusion variation as of ''Cold Days''. May also count as DarkIsNotEvil.



* TheUnfettered: Willing to [[ThouShallNotKill do]] [[TheDreaded whatever]] it takes to protect Chicago in Harry's absence.



* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: MasterOfIllusion variation as of ''Cold Days''. May also count as DarkIsNotEvil.


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* TheUnfettered: Willing to [[ThouShallNotKill do]] [[TheDreaded whatever]] it takes to protect Chicago in Harry's absence.
4th Jul '17 1:29:40 AM GliderPro
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[[folder: Ace]]
!!Ace

A changeling who appeared in ''Summer Knight'' who was friends with Fix, Lily, and Meryl during the events of ''Summer Knight''. He betrayed Harry for protection from the Winter Court and he returns as an antagonist in ''Cold Days''.

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[[folder: Ace]]
!!Ace

Karl]]
!!Karl

A changeling ''nacken'' water spirit who appeared in ''Summer Knight'' who was friends finds himself bound to serve Luccio after he loses an ill-conceived bet with Fix, Lily, and Meryl during the events her. Appears in ''A Fistful of ''Summer Knight''. He betrayed Harry for protection from the Winter Court and he returns as an antagonist in ''Cold Days''.Warlocks''.


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* ImpossibleTask: He offers to serve Luccio if she manages to ride on his back for an hour, and doesn't tell her he'll spend most of that hour underwater. He expects for Luccio to drown, since humans generally can't breathe underwater. Luccio, however, manages to survive the bet and earn his service.
* MadeASlave: Forced to serve Luccio after losing his bet to her.
* ServileSnarker: He makes various gripes to Luccio about his position even as he faithfully obeys her commands.

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[[folder: Ace]]
!!Ace

A changeling who appeared in ''Summer Knight'' who was friends with Fix, Lily, and Meryl during the events of ''Summer Knight''. He betrayed Harry for protection from the Winter Court and he returns as an antagonist in ''Cold Days''.
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20th Jun '17 10:45:21 PM Yozzy
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* ThePowerOfLove: Perversely {{Inverted}} (sort of). Mab understands and respects this human emotion, probably more than any other emotion. She understands that Love, above all else, can lead to corruption without truly realizing one is corrupted. Furthermore while Thomas is a near-immortal vampire, the fact he loves Justine so deeply is reason enough to consider him mortal enough to offer him the Mantle of the Winter Knight, should something untoward happen to Harry.

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* ThePowerOfLove: Perversely {{Inverted}} (sort of).Played [[LoveMakesYouEvil perversely]] straight. Mab understands and respects this human emotion, probably more than any other emotion. She understands that Love, above all else, can lead to corruption without truly realizing one is corrupted. Furthermore while Thomas is a near-immortal vampire, the fact he loves Justine so deeply is reason enough to consider him mortal enough to offer him the Mantle of the Winter Knight, should something untoward happen to Harry.


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** Furthermore while Thomas is a near-immortal vampire, the fact he loves Justine so deeply is reason enough to consider him mortal enough to offer him the Mantle of the Winter Knight, should something untoward happen to Harry.
31st May '17 8:45:32 PM Eagal
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** BodyHorror: The result of the above.

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** BodyHorror: The result of the above.%%* BodyHorror



* ChaoticEvil: He's AxCrazy and he's the titular Wild Card who wants to stir up trouble wherever he goes for his own amusement.
31st May '17 8:43:21 PM Eagal
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* BadassDriver: Drives so quickly a highway patrol car seems to be standing still, while still avoiding all traffic and keeping the ride smooth.



** BadassDriver: Drives so quickly a highway patrol car seems to be standing still, while still avoiding all traffic and keeping the ride smooth.
29th Apr '17 4:18:10 PM Yozzy
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%%* CantHaveSexEver: As they represent the Crone and are not the Mother of their triumverate, like the Maiden, they likely cannot have sex or risk becoming a Mother once more.



* NotSoDifferent: From Titania. Both are loving mothers to their daughters and want for no harm to come to them. They also knew their child had been claimed by Nemesis and couldn't bring their hand down to stop them.

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* NotSoAboveItAll: While Mab has a well-earned reputation for being ruthless, cold, and all business, she has a few guilty pleasures. She likes {{Big Entrance}}s, getting the last word in, and she has [[spoiler: her daughter,]] Sarissa acting as her liaison to modern culture, which includes watching select movies and trips to Disneyland.
* NotSoDifferent: From Titania. Both are loving mothers to their daughters and want for no harm to come to them. They also knew their child had been claimed by Nemesis and couldn't bring their hand down to stop them. Where Mab departs from Titania is that she explicitly orders Harry to kill Maeve when a critical moment is just days away.



* ThePowerOfLove: Mab understands and respects this human emotion, probably more than any other human emotion because Love, of all else, can lead to corruption without truly realizing one is corrupted. Furthermore while Thomas is a near-immortal vampire, the fact he loves Justine so deeply is reason enough to consider him mortal enough to offer him the Mantle of the Winter Knight, should something untoward happen to Harry.
-->'''Mab:''' So many terrible things are done for love. For love will men mutilate themselves and murder rivals. For love will even a peaceful man go to war. For love, man will destroy himself, and that right willingly.

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* ThePowerOfLove: Perversely {{Inverted}} (sort of). Mab understands and respects this human emotion, probably more than any other human emotion because emotion. She understands that Love, of above all else, can lead to corruption without truly realizing one is corrupted. Furthermore while Thomas is a near-immortal vampire, the fact he loves Justine so deeply is reason enough to consider him mortal enough to offer him the Mantle of the Winter Knight, should something untoward happen to Harry.
-->'''Mab:''' So many terrible things are done for love. For love will men mutilate themselves and murder rivals. For love will even a peaceful man will go to war. For love, man will destroy himself, and that right right, willingly.



%%* CantHaveSexEver: As revealed in ''Cold Case'', [[spoiler:like the inheritor of her mantle, Maeve contains a vast level of lust but if she sleeps with a male she will cut him up with icy claws and possibly kill him]].

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%%* * CantHaveSexEver: As revealed in ''Cold Case'', [[spoiler:like Although we didn't see it directly during her lifetime, the inheritor Winter Maiden ''must be'' [[VirginPower a maiden]], and the Mantle of her mantle, the Winter Maiden will work to ensure this, with violence if need be. Maeve contains was notable in that she had a vast level lot of lust lust, but if she sleeps could only really act out on it [[TheTease indirectly]].
** She likes to tease Harry
with a male she will cut chance at her, but he's quick to shoot her down. The first time he turned her down, shortly afterwards he noticed her lemonade had turned to ice in her mouth, making him up with icy claws and possibly kill him]].glad he did.



* TheVamp: Nine times out of ten, she will use her sexual appeal for malevolent reasons but like Mab, Maeve is not inherently evil. When she is possessed by Nemesis, this trope comes into full effect.

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* TheVamp: Nine Ten times out of ten, she will use her sexual appeal for malevolent reasons but like Mab, reasons. While an argument can yet be made that Maeve is not inherently evil. isn't exactly evil, Maeve ''does'' lean more towards outright evil rather than being simply cold and merciless like her mother.
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When she is possessed by Nemesis, this trope comes into full effect.effect. She's frequently trying to seduce Harry into her service rather than her mother's, and with her power over the Harry's Mantle, it comes close to working.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: While wearing what was essentially a bikini and apparently unarmed, she pulls out a small-caliber pistol. Harry had no idea where she kept it.



* WalkingWasteland: Flowers wither in her presence.

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* WalkingWasteland: Flowers wither and freeze in her presence.presence, which provides a counterpoint to the [[FertileFeet Summer Ladies]].



* ScyllaAndCharybdis: In ''Ghost Story'' she ends up in this situation as she has two obligations she must fulfill. First, she must honor her word to Harry and answer his question about who killed him. On the other side she is bound, presumably by Mab, to not tell Harry who killed him. She is forced to fulfill both by using ExactWords and being true from a certain point of view.

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* ScyllaAndCharybdis: In ''Ghost Story'' she ends up admits that Harry put her in this situation as she has two obligations she must fulfill. First, she must honor her word to Harry and answer his question about who killed him. On the other side she is bound, presumably by Mab, to not tell Harry who killed him. She is forced to fulfill both by answering using ExactWords and being true from a certain point of view.FromACertainPointOfView.
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