History Characters / TheDresdenFilesTheWhiteCouncil

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* DyingMomentOfAwesom: The man, despite badly injured and dying, races out of his wheelchair to chase down Peabody and ends up putting two in the guy before he can kill Harry.

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* DyingMomentOfAwesom: DyingMomentOfAwesome: The man, despite badly injured and dying, races out of his wheelchair to chase down Peabody and ends up putting two in the guy before he can kill Harry.
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[[folder: Grigori Cristos]]

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[[folder: Grigori Gregori Cristos]]
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%%%Characters who need bios:
%%%The Wardens in the 'AAAA Wizardry' case (Ilyana and [=McKenzie=])
%%%Minor Wardens: Thorsen (the Swede whose name Dresden keeps mangling), Simmons (on Thorsen's squad), and 'Lucky' (the Warden who was frozen half to death in 'Summer Knight' and then broke his ankle, forcing him to be on guard duty, in 'Turn Coat'
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* GoodNaturedWisecracker: Makes pleasant jokes during the lecture, such as wondering--after Harry says it's important to analyze the threats--how he persuaded an ogre to sit down on a couch like one would do at a psychologist's office.

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* GoodNaturedWisecracker: ClassClown: Makes pleasant jokes during the lecture, such as wondering--after Harry says it's important to analyze the threats--how he persuaded an ogre to sit down on a couch like one would do at a psychologist's office.
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A loose confederation of wizards from all over the world. The White Council organizes the instruction of new talents and enforces the Laws of Magic. Unfortunately, they are extremely hide-bound by the old ways of doing things, actively resist interfering too much in mortal politics, and may not be up to the task of dealing with modern threats to the peace and stability of the world.

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A The White Council is a loose confederation of wizards from all over the world. The White Council organizes the instruction of new talents and world that enforces the Laws of Magic. Magic and strives to protect humanity from hostile magical creatures. Unfortunately, they many of its members are extremely hide-bound by the old ways of doing things, actively resist interfering too much in mortal politics, and the body as a whole may not be up to the task of dealing with modern threats to the peace and stability of the world.



[[folder: Kowalski]]

Another trainee warden who fought the Chicago Kemmlerites.

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[[folder: Kowalski]]

Another trainee warden
Thorsen]]

A grizzled veteran
who fought the Chicago Kemmlerites.
has survived a lot of combat and now leads his own cadre of Wardens.



* KilledOffForReal: Did not survive the battle.

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* KilledOffForReal: Did not survive {{Badass}}: Competent enough that three members of the battle.
Senior Council bring him on a mission to hunt down Morgan, one of the Council's greatest warriors.
* BadassBeard: Described as having a big black beard.
* BullyingADragon: Worries about this when preparing to fight Harry, to the point where he is visibly reluctant to actually start the fight--regardless of the fact that his forces outnumber Harry substantially. However, he's still willing to do it if Mai gives the order.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Dresden makes up a bunch of nicknames for him on the basis of his Scandinavian heritage, including 'Bjork', 'Yorgi', 'Berserkergang', and 'Bjorn Bjorngunnarson'. Fortunately, Dresden doesn't say these names aloud.
* OldSoldier: His actual age isn't known, but he's seen much more combat than most of the other Wardens and is very well-experienced.
* SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond: He, along with most of the rest of the veteran Wardens, dislikes Harry.



[[folder: Justin Du Morne]]

Harry's and Elaine's adoptive father, [[EvilMentor first mentor]] and Warden turned Warlock. He was raising Harry to become one of his enforcers but was killed in self-defense by Harry. He also took Bob after Kemmler's final death.

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[[folder: Justin Du Morne]]

Harry's and Elaine's adoptive father, [[EvilMentor first mentor]] and Warden turned Warlock. He was raising Harry to become one of his enforcers but was killed in self-defense by Harry. He also took Bob after Kemmler's final death.
Simmons]]

Another veteran Warden.



* EvilMentor: To Harry and Elaine.
* MindControl: What he did to Elaine and planned to do to Harry.
* ObviouslyEvil: In the RPG, Harry states that the fact that Du Morne only dressed in black silk and leather and carved the end of his staff into a cobra should have rung an alarm bell or two.
* ParentalSubstitute: For Harry and Elaine
* PetTheDog: Giving Harry a baseball glove and playing catch with him. This is subverted for readers who remember how Harry got his shield training. Then it's just a depressing CallForward.

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* EvilMentor: To Harry and Elaine.
TheGhost: Morgan mentions him, but he's not actually shown.
* MindControl: What he did to Elaine and planned to do to Harry.
* ObviouslyEvil: In the RPG, Harry states that the fact that Du Morne only dressed
OneSteveLimit: Averted; there is an EMT in black silk and leather and carved the end of his staff into a cobra should have rung an alarm bell or two.
* ParentalSubstitute: For Harry and Elaine
* PetTheDog: Giving Harry a baseball glove and playing catch with him. This is subverted for readers who remember how Harry got his shield training. Then it's just a depressing CallForward.
''Literature/DeadBeat'' named Gary Simmons.



[[WMG: Other Members]]

[[folder: Margaret Gwendolyn [=LeFay=] Dresden]]

Harry's deceased mother. Known to have been a maverick in the White Council -- to the point where she was under surveillance from the Wardens for suggesting "alternate uses" to the Laws of Magic. The [[SinsOfOurFathers repercussions]] of her actions are still being revealed. She has not yet and probably never will appear directly in the series; consequently, most of the below examples are inference or outright speculation.

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[[WMG: Other Members]]

[[folder: Margaret Gwendolyn [=LeFay=] Dresden]]

Harry's deceased mother. Known to have been a maverick in the White Council -- to the point where she was under surveillance from the Wardens for suggesting "alternate uses" to the Laws
"Lucky"]]

A member
of Magic. The [[SinsOfOurFathers repercussions]] of her actions are still being revealed. She has not yet and probably never will appear directly in the series; consequently, most of the below examples are inference or outright speculation.Ancient Mai's staff.



%%* ActionMom
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: At first. Her relationship with Lord Raith, the King of the White Court likely has some merit to this.
* DeadPersonConversation: She appears to her sons post-mortem through a soulgaze she'd previously set up.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Seems that way at first, but further books have revealed that she was far from a saint.
* DeathByChildbirth: Actually due to by an entropy curse caused by Lord Raith.
* ExtraDimensionalShortcut: Even amongst the wizards of the White Council, Margaret's knowledge of the Ways was acknowledged as nearly unmatched, with only the Gatekeeper being as proficient as (if not more than) she was, which made it especially hard for the White Council to control or monitor her.
* InTheBlood: Lord Raith actually tells Harry flat out that she was just as much of a smartass as he is.
* InsufferableGenius: By all accounts, ''almost'' as brilliant a wizard as she was a ''chore'' to hang out with. Goodman Grey, in ''Skin Game'', ruefully calls her a "piece of work," and directly compares her to his father, [[spoiler: a ''skinwalker'']].
* LoopholeAbuse: According to Lucio, this was biggest reason for Margaret being the black sheep of the White Council. She frequently skirted around the laws of magic to show how wizards could still cause plenty of harm and take advantage of people in order to goad the White Council into updating their laws and enforcement. For reasons both good and bad, it did not win her many friends.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: As a [[WizardsLiveLonger magical practitioner]], her relationship with Harry's father Malcolm had shades of this. Somewhat ironically, he ended up outliving her.
* MeaningfulName: The title ''[=LeFay=]'' was given to her because of her many connections and dealings with the Sidhe.
* MeaningfulRename: ''Changes'' reveals her birth name is Margaret [=McCoy=].
* MissingMom: She died giving birth to Harry.
* PosthumousCharacter: She died before the series began, but her choices and actions still affect both her children.
* ThePowerOfLove: Falling in love with Malcolm Dresden, and breaking off with whoever she was hanging out with at the time, is implied to have saved her from a ''very'' bad end. How bad, one might ask? Chauncy, a demon, tends to have an "Almost got her" reaction to her. Nicodemus Archeleone has 'fond memories' of her. Hell, she had a son with Lord Raith!
* RageAgainstTheMentor: Toward [=McCoy=].
* RebelliousSpirit: To the White Council's strict and morally-lacking views on the Seven Rules of Magic. See LoopholeAbuse. Of course, this also has somewhat unsavory manifestations too, such as [[DatingWhatDaddyHates her relationship with Lord Raith]].
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: To Malcolm Dresden, eventually.
* SinsOfOurFathers: She left quite a burden behind for Harry to bear. What's even worse is that he doesn't know all of what it is.

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%%* ActionMom
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: At first. Her relationship with Lord Raith, the King of the White Court likely has some merit to this.
* DeadPersonConversation: She appears to her sons post-mortem through a soulgaze she'd previously set up.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Seems that way at first, but further books have revealed that she was far from a saint.
* DeathByChildbirth: Actually due to by an entropy curse caused by Lord Raith.
* ExtraDimensionalShortcut: Even amongst the wizards of the White Council, Margaret's knowledge of the Ways was acknowledged as nearly unmatched, with only the Gatekeeper
ButtMonkey: First seen half-frozen after being as proficient as (if not more than) she was, which made it especially hard for the White Council to control or monitor her.
* InTheBlood: Lord Raith actually tells
tasked with delivering a message from Mab. Harry flat out that she was just as much of a smartass as he is.
* InsufferableGenius: By all accounts, ''almost'' as brilliant a wizard as she was a ''chore'' to hang out with. Goodman Grey, in ''Skin Game'', ruefully calls her a "piece of work,"
next meets him at Warden Headquarters, where he's stationed after breaking his ankle and directly compares her to his father, [[spoiler: a ''skinwalker'']].
* LoopholeAbuse: According to Lucio, this was biggest reason for Margaret
thus being the black sheep of the White Council. She frequently skirted around the laws of magic unable to show how wizards could still cause plenty of harm and take advantage of people in order to goad the White Council into updating their laws and enforcement. For reasons both good and bad, it did not win her many friends.
help search for Morgan.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: As a [[WizardsLiveLonger magical practitioner]], her relationship with IronicNickname: Given all his injuries, Harry's father Malcolm had shades of this. Somewhat ironically, he ended up outliving her.
* MeaningfulName: The title ''[=LeFay=]'' was given to her because of her many connections and dealings with the Sidhe.
* MeaningfulRename: ''Changes'' reveals her birth name is Margaret [=McCoy=].
* MissingMom: She died giving birth to Harry.
* PosthumousCharacter: She died before the series began, but her choices and actions still affect both her children.
* ThePowerOfLove: Falling in love with Malcolm Dresden, and breaking off with whoever she was hanging out with at the time, is implied to have saved her from a ''very'' bad end. How bad, one might ask? Chauncy, a demon, tends to have an "Almost got her" reaction to her. Nicodemus Archeleone has 'fond memories' of her. Hell, she had a son with Lord Raith!
* RageAgainstTheMentor: Toward [=McCoy=].
* RebelliousSpirit: To the White Council's strict and morally-lacking views on the Seven Rules of Magic. See LoopholeAbuse. Of course, this also has somewhat unsavory manifestations too, such as [[DatingWhatDaddyHates her relationship with Lord Raith]].
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: To Malcolm Dresden, eventually.
* SinsOfOurFathers: She left quite a burden behind
nickname for Harry to bear. What's even worse is that him of "Lucky" (which he fortunately doesn't know all of what it is.actually state aloud) is very ironic.




[[folder: Samuel Peabody]]

A clerical wizard with borderline obsessive-compulsive disorder, which makes him ideal for his job as the Council's senior paper-pusher. Records Council meetings and handles a wide range of extremely sensitive documents. Also, a member of the Black Council.

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\n[[folder: Samuel Peabody]]

Ilyana]]

A clerical wizard with borderline obsessive-compulsive disorder, which makes him ideal for his job as the Council's senior paper-pusher. Records Council meetings and handles trainee Warden who attends a wide range of extremely sensitive documents. Also, a member of the Black Council.lecture by Harry on investigating potential supernatural threats. Appears in ''AAAA Wizardry''.



* AlmightyJanitor: His entire job involves pushing paper around and taking notes, making him a minor but important functionary. He's not a slouch in actual combat either; he's an effective combat wizard, a good hand with a knife, and a dangerous expert in mind-control magic.
* AntiMagic: Surprisingly adept at countering spells. He deflects most of Harry's spells while he's attempting to run him down.
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: [[AlmightyJanitor Important]] he might be, but he's still a very minor functionary.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Peabody has made numerous minor appearances in earlier books, always as a minor background character. For example, he's the one who took notes on the Council meeting in ''Summer Knight'', wrote ''Die Lied der Erlking'', was present at Molly's trial in ''Proven Guilty'', and so on.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Whenever the Senior Council, particularly the Merlin, is about to KickTheDog in the earlier books, Peabody is generally in the background, scribbling away.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: As mentioned before, he was generally on-hand whenever the Senior Council was being particularly hidebound. And the moment he sees Harry rise to give testimony at Morgan's trial, he pulls out ink jar concealing some mordite to use at a moments notice.
* MindControl: He puts the majority of the Council under varying degrees. The younger members could go ManchurianAgent while the Senior Council were gently nudged into acting in more rash ways and their negative qualities enhanced.
* MindRape: Part and parcel of the Mind Control.
* TheMole: For the Black Council.
* SmugSnake: He claims he has a bastion of order in his office and detests anything untidy, like Harry or the German language.
* TemptingFate: When Harry brings up Mouse to identify him as the mole, he scoffs at the idea of Mouse identifying him at all. Then Ancient Mai identifies Mouse as a Foo Dog and beyond reproach with this testimony.
* YourHeadAsplode: In ''Turn Coat'', Morgan double-taps him at point blank range. Not much is left.

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* AlmightyJanitor: His entire job involves pushing paper around CharacterDevelopment: Learns to be less overconfident as Dresden explains how he misread a situation and taking notes, making him a minor but important functionary. He's not a slouch in actual combat either; he's an effective combat wizard, a good hand with a knife, and a dangerous expert in mind-control magic.
* AntiMagic: Surprisingly adept at countering spells. He deflects most of Harry's spells while he's attempting to run him down.
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: [[AlmightyJanitor Important]] he might be, but he's still a very minor functionary.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Peabody has made numerous minor appearances in earlier books, always as a minor background character. For example, he's
almost hurt the one who took notes on the Council meeting in ''Summer Knight'', wrote ''Die Lied der Erlking'', was present at Molly's trial in ''Proven Guilty'', and so on.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Whenever the Senior Council, particularly the Merlin, is about to KickTheDog in the earlier books, Peabody is generally in the background, scribbling away.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: As mentioned before,
family he was generally on-hand trying to help.
* CombatPragmatist: At first she doesn't see the point of spending time analyzing exactly what kind of monster is causing problems instead of just killing it right away. Dresden disabuses her of this idea in short order, pointing out that you have to know what the monster is to know how to kill it.
* PhenotypeStereotype: A Russian with very pale skin and ice-blue eyes.
* {{Pride}}: Seems to have difficulty understanding the concept that she could make a mistake or misread a situation. As such, she questions Dresden
whenever he counsels caution or warns that a Warden's actions may cause unexpected problems if they don't fully understand what the Senior Council was being particularly hidebound. And situation is.
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: With [=McKenzie=]. Ilyana is
the moment he sees Harry rise to give testimony at Morgan's trial, he pulls out ink jar concealing some mordite to use at a moments notice.
* MindControl: He puts
serious one, and [=McKenzie=] is the majority of the Council under varying degrees. The younger members could go ManchurianAgent while the Senior Council were gently nudged into acting in more rash ways and their negative qualities enhanced.
* MindRape: Part and parcel of the Mind Control.
* TheMole: For the Black Council.
* SmugSnake: He claims he has a bastion of order in his office and detests anything untidy, like Harry or the German language.
* TemptingFate: When Harry brings up Mouse to identify him as the mole, he scoffs at the idea of Mouse identifying him at all. Then Ancient Mai identifies Mouse as a Foo Dog and beyond reproach with this testimony.
* YourHeadAsplode: In ''Turn Coat'', Morgan double-taps him at point blank range. Not much is left.
comical one.



[[folder: Klaus Schneider]]

Klaus is an old, respectable, and honest wizard, though considered a bit on the young side to join the Senior Council. He is Belgian by birth. He is a short man with white hair, a large belly, and love of enchanting toys and using them as his foci. He briefly fought on the side of the Allied Nations in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII when a Warlock was helping the Nazi cause out.

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[[folder: Klaus Schneider]]

Klaus is an old, respectable, and honest wizard, though considered
[=McKenzie=]]]

Another trainee Warden who attends
a bit lecture by Harry on the young side to join the Senior Council. He is Belgian by birth. He is a short man with white hair, a large belly, and love of enchanting toys and using them as his foci. He briefly fought on the side of the Allied Nations investigating potential supernatural threats. Appears in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII when a Warlock was helping the Nazi cause out.''AAAA Wizardry''.



* BadassSanta: If Kringle represents the myth version of Santa Claus, Klaus can be seen as the mortal man.
* TheCavalry: To the Allied Forces during the Battle of the Bulge. The Nazi's had a warlock helping them fight, so the Senior Council sent Klaus to help them out.
* RedBaron: He is called Klaus the Toymaker for his habit of putting his magic into children's toys.
* SpannerInTheWorks: In ''Summer Knight'' the Merlin hoped to elevate him to the open position on the Senior Council. Klaus didn't play ball and openly gave his support to Ebenezer.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: That warlock summoned SS-styled demons to help the Nazi. Klaus used his enchanted toys to beat them back. Word of Jim says his favorite image is these demons being destroyed with just a ''windup-wooden duck.''

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* BadassSanta: If Kringle represents CanadaEh: Said to be from Canada, and has a 'northern accent'.
* CharacterDevelopment: Grows somewhat more serious over
the myth version course of Santa Claus, Klaus can be seen as the mortal man.
* TheCavalry: To
story, from cracking jokes at the Allied Forces beginning to soberly analyzing what happened and what should be done next to prevent future problems in the end.
* GoodNaturedWisecracker: Makes pleasant jokes
during the Battle of the Bulge. The Nazi's had a warlock helping them fight, so the Senior Council sent Klaus to help them out.
* RedBaron: He is called Klaus the Toymaker for his habit of putting his magic into children's toys.
* SpannerInTheWorks: In ''Summer Knight'' the Merlin hoped to elevate him to the open position on the Senior Council. Klaus didn't play ball and openly gave his support to Ebenezer.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: That warlock summoned SS-styled demons to help the Nazi. Klaus used his enchanted toys to beat them back. Word of Jim
lecture, such as wondering--after Harry says his favorite image it's important to analyze the threats--how he persuaded an ogre to sit down on a couch like one would do at a psychologist's office.
* PopCulturedBadass: Or Badass-in-training, anyways. He's got the Pop Culture down, and even references Film/TheAvengers2012 during the story.
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: With Ilyana. [=McKenzie=]
is these demons being destroyed with just a ''windup-wooden duck.''
the comical one, and Ilyana is serious.


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[[folder: Kowalski]]

A trainee warden who fought the Chicago Kemmlerites.

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* KilledOffForReal: Did not survive the battle.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Justin Du Morne]]

Harry's and Elaine's adoptive father, [[EvilMentor first mentor]] and Warden turned Warlock. He was raising Harry to become one of his enforcers but was killed in self-defense by Harry. He also took Bob after Kemmler's final death.
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* EvilMentor: To Harry and Elaine.
* MindControl: What he did to Elaine and planned to do to Harry.
* ObviouslyEvil: In the RPG, Harry states that the fact that Du Morne only dressed in black silk and leather and carved the end of his staff into a cobra should have rung an alarm bell or two.
* ParentalSubstitute: For Harry and Elaine
* PetTheDog: Giving Harry a baseball glove and playing catch with him. This is subverted for readers who remember how Harry got his shield training. Then it's just a depressing CallForward.

[[/folder]]

[[WMG: Other Members]]

[[folder: Margaret Gwendolyn [=LeFay=] Dresden]]

Harry's deceased mother. Known to have been a maverick in the White Council -- to the point where she was under surveillance from the Wardens for suggesting "alternate uses" to the Laws of Magic. The [[SinsOfOurFathers repercussions]] of her actions are still being revealed. She has not yet and probably never will appear directly in the series; consequently, most of the below examples are inference or outright speculation.
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%%* ActionMom
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: At first. Her relationship with Lord Raith, the King of the White Court likely has some merit to this.
* DeadPersonConversation: She appears to her sons post-mortem through a soulgaze she'd previously set up.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Seems that way at first, but further books have revealed that she was far from a saint.
* DeathByChildbirth: Actually due to by an entropy curse caused by Lord Raith.
* ExtraDimensionalShortcut: Even amongst the wizards of the White Council, Margaret's knowledge of the Ways was acknowledged as nearly unmatched, with only the Gatekeeper being as proficient as (if not more than) she was, which made it especially hard for the White Council to control or monitor her.
* InTheBlood: Lord Raith actually tells Harry flat out that she was just as much of a smartass as he is.
* InsufferableGenius: By all accounts, ''almost'' as brilliant a wizard as she was a ''chore'' to hang out with. Goodman Grey, in ''Skin Game'', ruefully calls her a "piece of work," and directly compares her to his father, [[spoiler: a ''skinwalker'']].
* LoopholeAbuse: According to Lucio, this was biggest reason for Margaret being the black sheep of the White Council. She frequently skirted around the laws of magic to show how wizards could still cause plenty of harm and take advantage of people in order to goad the White Council into updating their laws and enforcement. For reasons both good and bad, it did not win her many friends.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: As a [[WizardsLiveLonger magical practitioner]], her relationship with Harry's father Malcolm had shades of this. Somewhat ironically, he ended up outliving her.
* MeaningfulName: The title ''[=LeFay=]'' was given to her because of her many connections and dealings with the Sidhe.
* MeaningfulRename: ''Changes'' reveals her birth name is Margaret [=McCoy=].
* MissingMom: She died giving birth to Harry.
* PosthumousCharacter: She died before the series began, but her choices and actions still affect both her children.
* ThePowerOfLove: Falling in love with Malcolm Dresden, and breaking off with whoever she was hanging out with at the time, is implied to have saved her from a ''very'' bad end. How bad, one might ask? Chauncy, a demon, tends to have an "Almost got her" reaction to her. Nicodemus Archeleone has 'fond memories' of her. Hell, she had a son with Lord Raith!
* RageAgainstTheMentor: Toward [=McCoy=].
* RebelliousSpirit: To the White Council's strict and morally-lacking views on the Seven Rules of Magic. See LoopholeAbuse. Of course, this also has somewhat unsavory manifestations too, such as [[DatingWhatDaddyHates her relationship with Lord Raith]].
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: To Malcolm Dresden, eventually.
* SinsOfOurFathers: She left quite a burden behind for Harry to bear. What's even worse is that he doesn't know all of what it is.
[[/folder]]


[[folder: Samuel Peabody]]

A clerical wizard who insists on keeping everything in order, which makes him ideal for his job as the Council's senior paper-pusher. He records Council meetings and handles a wide range of extremely sensitive documents. However, he's also a member of the Black Council.
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* AlmightyJanitor: His entire job involves pushing paper around and taking notes, making him a minor but important functionary. He's not a slouch in actual combat either; he's an effective combat wizard, a good hand with a knife, and a dangerous expert in mind-control magic.
* AntiMagic: Surprisingly adept at countering spells. He deflects most of Harry's spells while he's attempting to run him down.
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: [[AlmightyJanitor Important]] he might be, but he's still a very minor functionary.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Peabody has made numerous minor appearances in earlier books, always as a minor background character. For example, he's the one who took notes on the Council meeting in ''Summer Knight'', wrote ''Die Lied der Erlking'', was present at Molly's trial in ''Proven Guilty'', and so on.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Whenever the Senior Council, particularly the Merlin, is about to KickTheDog in the earlier books, Peabody is generally in the background, scribbling away.
* GenreSavvy: The moment he sees Harry rise to give testimony at Morgan's trial, he pulls out the mordite in the ink jar to use at a moments notice.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: As mentioned before, he was generally on-hand whenever the Senior Council was being particularly hidebound. And the moment he sees Harry rise to give testimony at Morgan's trial, he pulls out an ink jar concealing a Mistfiend to use at a moments notice.
* MindControl: He puts the majority of the Council under varying degrees. The younger members could go ManchurianAgent while the Senior Council were gently nudged into acting in more rash ways and their negative qualities enhanced.
* MindRape: Part and parcel of the Mind Control.
* TheMole: For the Black Council.
* SmugSnake: He claims he has a bastion of order in his office and detests anything untidy, like Harry or the German language.
* TemptingFate: When Harry brings up Mouse to identify him as the mole, he scoffs at the idea of Mouse identifying him at all. Then Ancient Mai identifies Mouse as a Foo Dog and beyond reproach with this testimony.
* YourHeadAsplode: In ''Turn Coat'', Morgan double-taps him at point blank range. Not much is left.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Klaus Schneider]]

Klaus is an old, respectable, and honest wizard, though considered a bit on the young side to join the Senior Council. He is Belgian by birth. He is a short man with white hair, a large belly, and love of enchanting toys and using them as his foci. He briefly fought on the side of the Allied Nations in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII when a Warlock was helping the Nazi cause out.
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* BadassSanta: If Kringle represents the myth version of Santa Claus, Klaus can be seen as the mortal man.
* TheCavalry: To the Allied Forces during the Battle of the Bulge. The Nazi's had a warlock helping them fight, so the Senior Council sent Klaus to help them out.
* RedBaron: He is called Klaus the Toymaker for his habit of putting his magic into children's toys.
* SpannerInTheWorks: In ''Summer Knight'' the Merlin hoped to elevate him to the open position on the Senior Council. Klaus didn't play ball and openly gave his support to Ebenezer.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: That warlock summoned SS-styled demons to help the Nazi. Klaus used his enchanted toys to beat them back. Word of Jim says his favorite image is these demons being destroyed with just a ''windup-wooden duck.''

[[/folder]]
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%%%Minor Wardens: Thorsen (the Swede whose name Dresden keeps mangling), Simmons (on Thorsen's squad), and 'Lucky' (the Warden who was frozen half to death in 'Summer Knight' and then broke his ankle, forcing him to be on guard duty, in 'Turn Coat'
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%%%Characters who need bios:
%%%The Wardens in the 'AAAA Wizardry' case (Ilyana and [=McKenzie=])
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For Harry Dresden, see his entry under [[Characters/TheDresdenFilesHarrysHousehold Harry and Harry's Household]].
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[[folder: Margaret Le Fay Dresden]]

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[[folder: Margaret Le Fay Gwendolyn [=LeFay=] Dresden]]
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A loose confederation of wizards from all over the world. The White Council organizes the instruction of new talents and enforces the Laws of Magic. Unfortunately, they are extremely hide-bound by the old ways of doing things, actively resist interfering too much in mortal politics, and may not be up to the task of dealing with modern threats to the peace and stability of the world.
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