History Characters / TheDresdenFilesTheFae

13th Feb '17 8:31:06 AM crowmagnon
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* HealingFactor: The main thing that makes him so insanely dangerous to take on directly is that he recovers from pretty much anything in almost no time at all. Getting blasted with steel-jacketed rounds slows him down, but only barely. Getting his [[AnArmAndALeg arms lopped off]]? They'll grow back in a couple of minutes.
8th Feb '17 7:00:13 PM crowmagnon
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* ForTheEvulz: His sole motivation for trying to start a three-way war between Chicago's most powerful factions is to amuse himself.



* LifeForce: He can drain the life-force from someone to make it look like a White Court vamp killed them.



* PsychicVampire: He can drain the life-force from someone to make it look like a White Court vamp killed them.


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* SeenItAll: Has been alive so long that his only source of amusement is in setting up situations where he doesn't know what the outcome will be.
* TimeAbyss: He's been around for a ''long'' time, even by fae standards. Unfortunately, this means he's bored.
27th Jan '17 6:35:46 AM LentilSandEater
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* WeakButSkilled: While she may not have the raw magical force of Harry, something she's [[LampshadeHanging very aware of]], it's made clear in offhand comments by Harry and Thomas in ''Changes'' and a first hand account by Will in ''Ghost Story'' that if she catches you off guard, you're going to be curled up on the ground screaming at things that aren't there. This trope stops applying as such as of ''Cold Case'' when Molly starts drawing and flinging around the power of Winter.

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* WeakButSkilled: While she may not have the raw magical force of Harry, something she's [[LampshadeHanging very aware of]], of, it's made clear in offhand comments by Harry and Thomas in ''Changes'' and a first hand account by Will in ''Ghost Story'' that if she catches you off guard, you're going to be curled up on the ground screaming at things that aren't there. This trope stops applying as such as of ''Cold Case'' when Molly starts drawing and flinging around the power of Winter.
22nd Jan '17 1:40:58 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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22nd Jan '17 1:39:37 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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Michael and Charity's oldest child, introduced as a wide-eyed preteen who gawked at Harry's every appearance; she soon develops into a rebellious teenager...with a talent for mental and illusion magic. She dresses like a goth and normally has multicolored hair, primarily because it drives Charity crazy. Her "full" name is Margaret Katherine Amanda Carpenter.

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Michael and Charity's oldest child, introduced as a wide-eyed preteen who gawked at Harry's every appearance; she soon develops into a rebellious teenager... with a talent for mental and illusion magic. She dresses like a goth and normally has multicolored hair, primarily because it drives Charity crazy. Her "full" name is Margaret Katherine Amanda Carpenter.



* BlessedWithSuck: She has mind magic, which can basically solve any non-combat problem. It's a pity that most of what she can do with it counts as corrupting BlackMagic, and it makes her permanently tuned in to the emotions and thoughts of any beings around her...no matter how evil or [[EldritchAbomination incomprehensible]] they are.

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* BlessedWithSuck: She has mind magic, which can basically solve any non-combat problem. It's a pity that most of what she can do with it counts as corrupting BlackMagic, and it makes her permanently tuned in to the emotions and thoughts of any beings around her... no matter how evil or [[EldritchAbomination incomprehensible]] they are.



%%* CantHaveSexEver: ''Cold Case'' reveals that the Lady's Mantle [[spoiler:enforces this trope in a merciless and brutal fashion on any humanoid Molly attempts to have sex with. The reason for this is that sex can lead to children, and children is the duty of the Winter Queen (and possibly the Mother), not the Lady. [[Note]]Yes, this is the same Mantle that heightens sexual urges in its bearer...Winter is pretty self-contradictory that way.[[/Note]]]]

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%%* CantHaveSexEver: ''Cold Case'' reveals that the Lady's Mantle [[spoiler:enforces this trope in a merciless and brutal fashion on any humanoid Molly attempts to have sex with. The reason for this is that sex can lead to children, and children is the duty of the Winter Queen (and possibly the Mother), not the Lady. [[Note]]Yes, this is the same Mantle that heightens sexual urges in its bearer... Winter is pretty self-contradictory that way.[[/Note]]]]



* FullCircle: At the end of ''Cold Case'', [[spoiler:she kidnaps children (so they will become ChildSoldier[=s=] in Winter's war against the Outsiders)...not unlike how she was kidnapped in ''Proven Guilty''.]]

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* FullCircle: At the end of ''Cold Case'', [[spoiler:she kidnaps children (so they will become ChildSoldier[=s=] in Winter's war against the Outsiders)... not unlike how she was kidnapped in ''Proven Guilty''.]]



* HopeSpot: ''Cold Days'' gives her life one. She's got an apartment now, and Lea's stopped 'training' her. She's still traumatised but things really seem to be getting better for her. Now the finale's come up, and...oh. Oh, she's the Winter Lady now.

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* HopeSpot: ''Cold Days'' gives her life one. She's got an apartment now, and Lea's stopped 'training' her. She's still traumatised but things really seem to be getting better for her. Now the finale's come up, and... oh. Oh, she's the Winter Lady now.
20th Jan '17 4:03:04 PM Boson
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* WhoWatchesTheWatchmen: She does.
20th Jan '17 3:57:51 PM Boson
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* TheStealthExpert: In addition to his frequent usage of StealthHiBye, he can sneak around like no other.

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* TheStealthExpert: TheSneakyGuy: In addition to his frequent usage of StealthHiBye, he can sneak around like no other.
17th Jan '17 5:47:36 AM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: He shrugs off pretty much everything thrown at him, including some an enraged Lea's best shots. Even burning half his face off doesn't bother him. In the end, Harry stops him by playing on his perpetual need to be amused and [[spoiler: beating him at a hand of Texas Hold 'Em.]]
21st Dec '16 4:47:25 AM isoycrazy
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%% This includes putting anything from the short stories published after the most recent novel in spoilers too.



* PowersAsPrograms: The Winter Mantle contains knowledge and, perhaps, a low level sentience and understanding of things around Harry. The magic it imbues in Harry, giving him access to his new ice magic, only needed the spell names Harry chooses to give them to have access to them.
** Confirmed as of Shadowed Souls: Cold Case. The Winter Mantle is ''absolutely merciless'' in not only enforcing Winter's Law but in protecting its bearer from damaging it through ignorance, honest mistakes, etc.

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* PowersAsPrograms: The Winter Mantle contains knowledge and, perhaps, a low level sentience and understanding of things around Harry. The magic it imbues in Harry, giving him access to his new ice magic, only needed the spell names Harry chooses to give them to have access to them. \n** Confirmed as of Shadowed Souls: Cold Case. The Winter Mantle is ''absolutely merciless'' in not only enforcing Winter's Law but in protecting its bearer from damaging it through ignorance, honest mistakes, etc.



* 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.

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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.



* CantHaveSexEver: As revealed in ''Cold Case'', 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'', like [[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.him]].



* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Considering how Charity views Harry at first...

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: AllGirlsWantBadBoys:
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Considering how Charity views Harry at first...



* BigEntrance: She invokes this by breaking down a door in ''Cold Case'' and using her rave spell with the music "Everybody Dance Now" blaring. This is just an illusion while she sneaks to the side and slits some throats.

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* BigEntrance: She invokes this by breaking down a door in ''Cold Case'' and using [[spoiler:using her rave spell with the music "Everybody Dance Now" blaring. This is just an illusion while she sneaks to the side and slits some throats.throats]].



** A one-two punch in ''Cold Case'': first she discovers that she CantHaveSexEver and that Winter will magically enforce this restriction by doing lethal damage to any potential partner. Then she learns that the children she just rescued and returned to their loving families are the "tribute" she came to collect from them, and why they must be taken.

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** A one-two punch in ''Cold Case'': first she discovers that she [[spoiler:she CantHaveSexEver and that Winter will magically enforce this restriction by doing lethal damage to any potential partner. partner]]. Then she learns that the [[spoiler:the children she just rescued and returned to their loving families are the "tribute" she came to collect from them, and why they must be taken.taken]].



* CantHaveSexEver: ''Cold Case'' reveals that the Lady's Mantle enforces this trope in a merciless and brutal fashion on any humanoid Molly attempts to have sex with. The reason for this is that sex can lead to children, and children is the duty of the Winter Queen (and possibly the Mother), not the Lady. (Yes, this is the same Mantle that heightens sexual urges in its bearer...Winter is pretty self-contradictory that way.)

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* %%* CantHaveSexEver: ''Cold Case'' reveals that the Lady's Mantle enforces [[spoiler:enforces this trope in a merciless and brutal fashion on any humanoid Molly attempts to have sex with. The reason for this is that sex can lead to children, and children is the duty of the Winter Queen (and possibly the Mother), not the Lady. (Yes, [[Note]]Yes, this is the same Mantle that heightens sexual urges in its bearer...Winter is pretty self-contradictory that way.)[[/Note]]]]



** In ''Cold Case'' Molly realizes Mab wants to prove herself and become this to prevent any usurpers from directly trying to kill her as the new Winter Lady. Once the children the cultists would have sacrificed are away, she unleashes icy hell on them.

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** In ''Cold Case'' Molly realizes Mab wants to prove herself and become this to prevent any usurpers from directly trying to kill her as the new Winter Lady. Once [[spoiler:Once the children the cultists would have sacrificed are away, she unleashes icy hell on them.]]



* FullCircle: At the end of ''Cold Case'', she kidnaps children (so they will become ChildSoldier[=s=] in Winter's war against the Outsiders)...not unlike how she was kidnapped in ''Proven Guilty''.

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* FullCircle: At the end of ''Cold Case'', she [[spoiler:she kidnaps children (so they will become ChildSoldier[=s=] in Winter's war against the Outsiders)...not unlike how she was kidnapped in ''Proven Guilty''.]]



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In ''Cold Case'', Molly discovers the Winter Mantle will protect itself by attempting to kill anyone she attempts to have sex with. Queen Mab knew this but didn't tell her because Molly is still pissed off about having been forced into the position of Winter Lady, and acting petulantly as a result. Molly only found out this way because she still thinks like she's entirely human; she never stopped to consider that sex was impossible for Winter, or to ask the Mantle what would happen if she tried it.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In ''Cold Case'', Molly discovers the Winter Mantle will protect itself by [[spoiler:by attempting to kill anyone she attempts to have sex with. Queen Mab knew this but didn't tell her because Molly is still pissed off about having been forced into the position of Winter Lady, and acting petulantly as a result. Molly only found out this way because she still thinks like she's entirely human; she never stopped to consider that sex was impossible for Winter, or to ask the Mantle what would happen if she tried it.it]].



* PowerStrainBlackout: Played with. Molly and Carlos seek to celebrate their relationship after defeating the servants of the Outsiders, but the Winter Mantle rises to override her before they can do more than kiss. She "wakes up" in the shower, washing blood off, [[WhatDidIDoLastNight with no idea how she got there]]. This condition will, she learns immediately after, occur ''anytime'' she does ''anything'' that could threaten the destruction of the Mantle of Winter she wears as Lady.

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* PowerStrainBlackout: Played with. Molly and Carlos seek to [[spoiler:to celebrate their relationship after defeating the servants of the Outsiders, but the Winter Mantle rises to override her before they can do more than kiss. She "wakes up" in the shower, washing blood off, [[WhatDidIDoLastNight with no idea how she got there]].there]]]]. This condition will, she learns immediately after, occur ''anytime'' she does ''anything'' that could threaten the destruction of the Mantle of Winter she wears as Lady.



* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: This was Molly's initial take on her mentally manipulating her boyfriend and best friend so they would clean up their lives. Even though it was wrong on many levels, Molly feels justified despite the damage she has inflicted upon them both. Unusually for the trope, she didn't know there ''were'' any rules apart from ethical ones, which say pretty clearly that brainwashing is wrong. That's how Harry defends her against the White Council.
** As of ''Cold Case'', Molly has learned the legends of fae kidnapping children are true, and why. She thinks this is unconscionable and has pretty much vowed to come up with an alternative.

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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight:
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This was Molly's initial take on her mentally manipulating her boyfriend and best friend so they would clean up their lives. Even though it was wrong on many levels, Molly feels justified despite the damage she has inflicted upon them both. Unusually for the trope, she didn't know there ''were'' any rules apart from ethical ones, which say pretty clearly that brainwashing is wrong. That's how Harry defends her against the White Council.
** As of ''Cold Case'', Molly has learned the legends of fae kidnapping [[spoiler:kidnapping children are true, and why. knows now they will be used to fight against Outsiders. She thinks this is unconscionable and has pretty much vowed to come up with an alternative.alternative]].



* TakeALevelInBadass: In ''Changes'', she goes from "talented but not suited for battle," to holding off an army of vampires with a magical light show.

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* TakeALevelInBadass: TakeALevelInBadass:
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In ''Changes'', she goes from "talented but not suited for battle," to holding off an army of vampires with a magical light show.



* WeakButSkilled: While she may not have the raw magical force of Harry, something she's [[LampshadeHanging very aware of]], it's made clear in offhand comments by Harry and Thomas in ''Changes'' and a first hand account by Will in ''Ghost Story'' that if she catches you off guard, you're going to be curled up on the ground screaming at things that aren't there.
** This trope stops applying as such as of ''Cold Case'' when Molly starts drawing and flinging around the power of Winter.

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* WeakButSkilled: While she may not have the raw magical force of Harry, something she's [[LampshadeHanging very aware of]], it's made clear in offhand comments by Harry and Thomas in ''Changes'' and a first hand account by Will in ''Ghost Story'' that if she catches you off guard, you're going to be curled up on the ground screaming at things that aren't there.
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there. This trope stops applying as such as of ''Cold Case'' when Molly starts drawing and flinging around the power of Winter.



One of the Hidden Peoples of the Winter Court, the Miksani are a group of cormorant-themed spirits who regularly send their children as tribute to Mab. A group of them are based in Unalaska, Alaska, including:

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One of the Hidden Peoples of the Winter Court, the Miksani are a group of cormorant-themed spirits who regularly send their children as tribute to Mab.Mab. They have had a problem these last few years and as of ''Cold Case'' Molly must deal with it so Mab gets her tribute. A group of them are based in Unalaska, Alaska, including:



* ChildSoldiers: Their children are taken by the Winter Lady to be trained in war and, ultimately, to fight to the death defending the Outer Gates.

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* ChildSoldiers: Their children are taken [[spoiler:taken by the Winter Lady to be trained in war and, ultimately, to fight to the death defending the Outer Gates.Gates]].



* CantHaveSexEver: Like her Winter counterpart, her mantle is tied to being a Maiden. Becoming a Mother is a danger to her Mantle, so it too would likely defend itself.

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* %%* CantHaveSexEver: Like her Winter counterpart, her [[spoiler:her mantle is tied to being a Maiden. Becoming a Mother is a danger to her Mantle, so it too would likely defend itself.itself]].



* CantHaveSexEver: Like her Winter counterpart, her mantle is tied to being a Maiden. Becoming a Mother is a danger to her Mantle, so it too would likely defend itself.

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* %%* CantHaveSexEver: Like her Winter counterpart, her [[spoiler:her mantle is tied to being a Maiden. Becoming a Mother is a danger to her Mantle, so it too would likely defend itself.itself]].



* CantHaveSexEver: Like her Winter counterpart, her mantle is tied to being a Maiden. Becoming a Mother is a danger to her Mantle, so it too would likely defend itself.

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* %%* CantHaveSexEver: Like her Winter counterpart, her [[spoiler:her mantle is tied to being a Maiden. Becoming a Mother is a danger to her Mantle, so it too would likely defend itself.itself]].




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* MyMasterRightOrWrong: He serves Aurora in all things. To defy her, even as she commits treason against Titania and the Summer Court, is something he cannot bring himself to do. It's unknown if an order from Titania or Mother Summer would have stopped him.


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* MyMasterRightOrWrong: He serves Aurora in all things. To defy her, even as she commits treason against Titania and the Summer Court, is something he cannot bring himself to do. It's unknown if an order from Titania or Mother Summer would have stopped him.
14th Dec '16 5:38:57 AM isoycrazy
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* MomentKiller: The Ladies' Mantles will act as needed to keep their bearers a Maiden up to and including attacking their sexual partner, even if it would be consensual on the Lady's part.



* 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.



* JerkassHasAPoint: Though one would be a fool to call her this directly, Harry concedes she is right about one thing. If Harry kills her in ''Cold Days'' after Molly became the Winter Lady, it would force Molly to become the Winter Queen with all the duties and limits there in.



* MamaBear: The reason for her rage after the assault on Arctis Tor was because she realized that Maeve had been corrupted by Nemesis.

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* MamaBear: MamaBear:
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The reason for her rage after the assault on Arctis Tor was because she realized that Maeve had been corrupted by Nemesis.Nemesis.
** On first reading, in ''Cold Days'' she turns all black at the sight of blood being spilled at her formal gala. When it is later revealed the one injured is her daughter, this may have played as another reason for her hatred in that moment.



* LogicalWeakness: The power of her Mantle is tied with the title of Maiden. Should she become a mother, it would shatter the power inside her.



* LogicalWeakness: The power of her Mantle is tied with the title of Maiden. Should she become a mother, it would shatter the power inside her.



* CannotTellALie: Which leads us to...

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* CannotTellALie: Which leads us to...Like any Fae. So, she uses other means, while being completely honest to a degree, to distract Harry. See CareBearStare below.
* CantHaveSexEver: Like her Winter counterpart, her mantle is tied to being a Maiden. Becoming a Mother is a danger to her Mantle, so it too would likely defend itself.


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* LogicalWeakness: The power of her Mantle is tied with the title of Maiden. Should she become a mother, it would shatter the power inside her.


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* CantHaveSexEver: Like her Winter counterpart, her mantle is tied to being a Maiden. Becoming a Mother is a danger to her Mantle, so it too would likely defend itself.


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* LogicalWeakness: The power of her Mantle is tied with the title of Maiden. Should she become a mother, it would shatter the power inside her.


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* CantHaveSexEver: Like her Winter counterpart, her mantle is tied to being a Maiden. Becoming a Mother is a danger to her Mantle, so it too would likely defend itself.
* LogicalWeakness: The power of her Mantle is tied with the title of Maiden. Should she become a mother, it would shatter the power inside her.
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