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* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler: Harry tells him that Luccio killed [=LaFortier=] rather than Morgan, but only so he can treat her and on the condition that he keep it secret.]]
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!!Merlin



* ShroudedInMyth: He is the magical version of Superman for the White Council and there is legends upon legends of his abilities. Most of the young generations (including Harry) believe that most are exaggerations or propaganda but from what we (and Harry) see in ''Cold Days'', if anything, the guy is underestimated.

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* ShroudedInMyth: He is the magical version of Superman for the White Council and there is are legends upon legends of his abilities. Most of the young generations (including Harry) believe that most are exaggerations or propaganda but from what we (and Harry) see in ''Cold Days'', if anything, the guy is underestimated.



[[WMG: The Senior Council]]

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[[WMG: [[header: The Senior Council]]



* IdiotBall: Averted with how the Council is handling Molly Carpenter. Technically, they have a legal claim to her head for the crimes she committed as a human mage, regardless of her current status. That said, no one is stupid enough to even try walking to Mab and making this argument because Mab is many centuries older than any of them, many times stronger than them, and Mab won't like an attack against Molly.
* OhCrap: Jim Butcher confirms this mentality among many members of the Senior Council and other council members in general regarding Harry Dresden. After the events of ''Cold Days'', the Council knows that Harry has killed with magic, works closely with vampires when the need arises, raised that T-Rex from the dead, bound himself to Demonreach (even if not everyone knows the island's true purpose, they know it has a powerful Genus Loci), is Mab's personal hitman and is there to stay (so attacking him means dealing with Mab), personally trained the newest Winter Lady (so attacking Harry earns her ire as well), has some relationship with the newest Summer Lady (again, making some fearful about attacking him as it might draw her ire), was directly involved with the three times in ten years the Mantles of the Ladies changed hands, has a group of non-wizard allies who can communicate over vast distances on this "internet", is sharing information with said group, and he came back from the dead. Some, even those who are close and consider themselves his friends on the Council, think, "Maybe we should have killed him before when we had the chance." To many who are old enough to remember, they believe him to be the Kemmler 2.0.

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* IdiotBall: Averted with how the Council is handling Molly Carpenter. Technically, they have a legal claim to her head for the crimes she committed as a human mage, regardless of her current status. That said, no one is stupid enough to even try walking to Mab and making this argument because Mab is many centuries older than any of them, many times stronger than them, and Mab won't like respond well to an attack against Molly.
* OhCrap: Jim Butcher confirms this mentality among many members of the Senior Council and other council members in general regarding Harry Dresden. After the events of ''Cold Days'', the Council knows that Harry has killed with magic, works closely with vampires when the need arises, raised that T-Rex ''T. rex'' from the dead, bound himself to Demonreach (even if not everyone knows the island's true purpose, they know it has a powerful Genus Loci), is Mab's personal hitman and is there to stay (so attacking him means dealing with Mab), personally trained the newest Winter Lady (so attacking Harry earns her ire as well), has some relationship with the newest Summer Lady (again, making some fearful about attacking him as it might draw her ire), was directly involved with the three times in ten years the Mantles of the Ladies changed hands, has a group of non-wizard allies who can communicate over vast distances on this "internet", is sharing information with said group, and he came back from the dead. Some, even those who are close and consider themselves his friends on the Council, think, "Maybe we should have killed him before when we had the chance." To many who are old enough to remember, they believe him to be the Kemmler 2.0.






[[folder: Arthur Langtry, The Merlin]]

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[[folder: Arthur Langtry, The the Merlin]]
!!Arthur Langtry, the Merlin



* BarrierWarrior: Specializes in warding spells, and good enough to stop the entire Red Court with a single one. He did this in Nevernever without any threshold to ground the wards either.

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* BarrierWarrior: Specializes in warding spells, and good enough to stop the entire Red Court with a single one. He did this in the Nevernever without any threshold to ground the wards either.



* HeelFaceTurn: Of a sort. In the earlier books Harry depicts him as HeadInTheSandManagement, trying to avoid war with the Red Court vampires. By ''Changes'', however, when Cristos' faction is pushing for peace, the Merlin is among those who recognizes that this really is going to be a war of annihilation, and he's determined to fight it through. This transition makes sense when one realizes that with Peabody's mind-altering spells gone, Merlin's thinking a bit more clearly.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Of a sort. In the earlier books Harry depicts him as HeadInTheSandManagement, trying to avoid war with the Red Court vampires. By ''Changes'', however, when Cristos' faction is pushing for peace, the Merlin is among those who recognizes that this really is going to be a war of annihilation, and he's determined to fight it through. This transition makes sense when one realizes that with Peabody's mind-altering spells gone, the Merlin's thinking a bit more clearly.



** Inn ''Dead Beat'' where he blocks the Red Court's (and that's "Court" as in "all of them") advance with a single, threshold-less on-the-fly ward.

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** Inn In ''Dead Beat'' where Beat'', he blocks blocked the Red Court's (and that's "Court" as in "all of them") advance with a single, threshold-less on-the-fly ward.



* PopculturalOsmosisFailure: In ''Changes'' when Langtry reveals only [=McCoy=] is sitting before Cristos and Arianna during their song and dance about peace and the rest of the Senior Council is keeping hidden in a secure room watching on a special feed, Harry notes they won't "drink the Kool-Aid at the peace conference." Langtry hides his confusion but glances at Luccio, who clarifies Harry's referring to the Jonestown mass suicide. After that, he admits the reference is apt.
* StealthPun: ''Arthur'' Langtry, The ''Merlin''.

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* PopculturalOsmosisFailure: In ''Changes'' ''Changes'', when Langtry reveals only [=McCoy=] is sitting before Cristos and Arianna during their song and dance about peace and the rest of the Senior Council is keeping hidden in a secure room watching on a special feed, Harry notes they won't "drink the Kool-Aid at the peace conference." Langtry hides his confusion but glances at Luccio, who clarifies Harry's referring to the Jonestown mass suicide. After that, he admits the reference is apt.
* StealthPun: ''Arthur'' Langtry, The the ''Merlin''.



* VillainsOutShopping: More {{Jerkass}} than villain, but at one point Harry is a bit nonplussed by seeing The Merlin during a recess in a Council session, doing something as mundane as making himself a sandwich.

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* VillainsOutShopping: More {{Jerkass}} than villain, but at one point Harry is a bit nonplussed by seeing The the Merlin during a recess in a Council session, doing something as mundane as making himself a sandwich.







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!!Ebenezar [=McCoy=], the Blackstaff



An elderly wizard, homesteader from somewhere in Missouri, and one of the newest member of the White Council's Senior Council. Harry's mentor and teacher after Justin [=DuMorne=]'s death. Also the Council's Blackstaff - the one White Council Wizard in the world authorized to use Black Magic without consequence.

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An elderly wizard, homesteader from somewhere in Missouri, and one of the newest member of the White Council's Senior Council. Harry's mentor and teacher after Justin [=DuMorne=]'s death. Also the Council's Blackstaff - -- the one White Council Wizard in the world authorized to use Black Magic without consequence.



* BeenThereShapedHistory: [=McCoy=] is an old wizard, at least two hundred easily. So, he's been here and there. Two notable events mentioned he witnessed, and as the assassin of the White Council had a hand in ''causing'', are the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krakatoa destruction of the island Krakatoa]] in 1883 and TheTunguskaEvent, the "meteor strike" in Russia 1908.

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* BeenThereShapedHistory: [=McCoy=] is an old wizard, at least two hundred easily. So, he's been here and there. Two notable events he's been mentioned he to have witnessed, and as the assassin of the White Council had a hand in ''causing'', are the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krakatoa destruction of the island Krakatoa]] in 1883 and TheTunguskaEvent, the "meteor strike" in Russia 1908.



* BlackMagic: As the Council's Blackstaff, he's allowed to use it. At one point he casually kills about a hundred people at once with a single act of will. Then, he did it ''again.''

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* BlackMagic: As the Council's Blackstaff, he's allowed to use it. At one point he casually kills about a hundred people at once with a single act of will. Then, he did it ''again.''''again''.



* RedBaron: To those who are his enemies and have survived, he is called simple ''The Blackstaff''. When Jared "Hellhound" Kincaid would run away from him the moment he sees him, it says something about the man.

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* RedBaron: To those who are his enemies and have survived, he is called simple ''The Blackstaff''.simply "the Blackstaff". When Jared "Hellhound" Kincaid would run away from him the moment he sees him, it says something about the man.



* VitriolicBestBuds: With Joseph Listens-To-Wind. When the two aren't casually throwing CulturalPosturing at each other, they form the core of the radical wing of the White Council.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: With Joseph Listens-To-Wind.Listens-to-Wind. When the two aren't casually throwing CulturalPosturing at each other, they form the core of the radical wing of the White Council.






[[folder: Joseph "Injun Joe" Listens-To-Wind]]

One of the wizards on the Senior Council, genuine Illinois medicine man and an old friend of [=McCoy=]'s. In addition to talking to animals and being able to transform, he's also the White Council's medical expert and goes back to medical school every ten years or so to stay up-to-date.

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[[folder: Joseph "Injun Joe" Listens-To-Wind]]

Listens-to-Wind]]
!!Joseph "Injun Joe" Listens-to-Wind

One of the wizards on the Senior Council, a genuine Illinois medicine man and an old friend of [=McCoy=]'s. In addition to talking to animals and being able to transform, he's also the White Council's medical expert and goes back to medical school every ten years or so to stay up-to-date.



* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins: Listens-To-Wind has been guilty of all charges at some point or another, and uses a lot of Native American trappings to work magic, but manages to subvert the trope entirely. If anything, he seems to have about the same dress sense as most modern-day Native Americans.

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* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins: Listens-To-Wind Listens-to-Wind has been guilty of all charges at some point or another, and uses a lot of Native American trappings to work magic, but manages to subvert the trope entirely. If anything, he seems to have about the same dress sense as most modern-day Native Americans.



* MagicalNativeAmerican: The most hardcore version ever. While not a follower of the Dine, he has enough magical power to make a skinwalker run in fear.
* MagicDance: Used for some of his spells. He even uses the rain to dilute magical attack thrown at him by a Skinwalker.

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* MagicalNativeAmerican: The most hardcore version ever. While not a follower of the Dine, Diné, he has enough magical power to make a skinwalker run in fear.
fear.
* MagicDance: Used for some of his spells. He even uses the rain to dilute a magical attack thrown at him by a Skinwalker.skinwalker.



* NWordPrivileges: Harry's narration notwithstanding, Ebenezar [=McCoy=] is the only one who actually calls him "Injun Joe" to his face, and he gets a pass thanks to being a good friend who goes back far enough with Listens-To-Wind to excuse the political incorrectness. In return, he calls [=McCoy=] a "redneck hillbilly."

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* NWordPrivileges: Harry's narration notwithstanding, Ebenezar [=McCoy=] is the only one who actually calls him "Injun Joe" to his face, and he gets a pass thanks to being a good friend who goes back far enough with Listens-To-Wind to excuse the political incorrectness. In return, he calls [=McCoy=] a "redneck hillbilly."hillbilly".



* VitriolicBestBuds: With Ebenezar [=McCoy=]. The two are supportive of each other and have similar attitudes towards the roles they believe magic and the White Council should play, and collaborate frequently... none of which stops them from throwing ethnic slurs at each other whenever they can.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: With Ebenezar [=McCoy=]. The two are supportive of each other and have similar attitudes towards the roles they believe magic and the White Council should play, and collaborate frequently...frequently . . . none of which stops them from throwing ethnic slurs at each other whenever they can.






!!Ancient Mai



* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Harry describes her as 'tiny'.

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* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Harry describes her as 'tiny'."tiny".







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!!Martha Liberty







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!!Rashid the Gatekeeper



* CoolOldGuy: Of all of the Senior Council, save Ebenezar and Listens-To-Wind, Rashid is most often a friend and ally to Harry, if distantly.

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* CoolOldGuy: Of all of the Senior Council, save Ebenezar and Listens-To-Wind, Listens-to-Wind, Rashid is most often a friend and ally to Harry, if distantly.



* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: He's referred to as "the Gatekeeper" much more than "Rashid."
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. He's called "The Gatekeeper." It turns out that's because he watches over the stupidly huge and very literal gate that blocks access from the Outside.

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: He's referred to as "the Gatekeeper" much more than "Rashid."
"Rashid".
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. He's called "The Gatekeeper." Gatekeeper". It turns out that's because he watches over the stupidly huge and very literal gate that blocks access from the Outside.



%%* TheQuietOne

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* TheQuietOne: Out of all the members of the Senior Council, he's the one least likely to speak during a meeting.
%%* TheQuietOneReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Going by the WordOfGod above, he's likely over 1,300 years old, which is beyond any other wizard we've ever seen or heard of.







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!!Gregori Cristos



* BadassGrandpa: [[ImpliedTrope Implied]]. Nobody, not even an idiot gets on the senior council without being very good at magic.

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* BadassGrandpa: [[ImpliedTrope Implied]]. Nobody, not even an idiot gets on the senior council Senior Council without being very good at magic.




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!!Aleron [=LaFortier=]




* HeroOfAnotherStory: While the man dislikes Harry, he is considered a hero by the Wizards from less developed countries whose positions and points of view, they feel, aren't represented by the majority of the Senior Council.

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: While the man dislikes Harry, he is considered a hero by the Wizards wizards from less developed countries whose positions and points of view, they feel, aren't represented by the majority of the Senior Council.







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!!Simon Pietrovich









[[WMG: Wardens]]

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[[WMG: [[header: Wardens]]




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!!Captain Anastasia Luccio



* TheCaptain: The current commander of the Wardens, and her official title is "Captain."

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* TheCaptain: The current commander of the Wardens, and her official title is "Captain.""Captain".







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!!Donald Morgan



[[caption-width-right:250:He makes sure warlocks follow their parole... and deals with them when they don't.]]
->''"No. I would rather be dead - do you hear me? Be'' dead ''than have you use black magic on my behalf."''

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[[caption-width-right:250:He makes sure warlocks follow their parole...parole . . . and deals with them when they don't.]]
->''"No. I would rather be dead - -- do you hear me? Be'' dead ''than have you use black magic on my behalf."''



* INeedAFreakingDrink: With a little [[EveryoneHasStandards Even]] {{Inspector Javert}}s [[EveryoneHasStandards Have Standards]]. After Molly's trial in ''Proven Guilty,'' where ''Morgan'' would have been Molly's executioner, he went back to the White Council headquarters and got himself massively drunk.

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* INeedAFreakingDrink: With a little [[EveryoneHasStandards Even]] {{Inspector Javert}}s [[EveryoneHasStandards Have Standards]]. After Molly's trial in ''Proven Guilty,'' Guilty'', where ''Morgan'' would have been Molly's executioner, he went back to the White Council headquarters and got himself massively drunk.



* SleepCute: Well... not ''cute''. But the impression of him sleeping is less JerkAss and more "[[JerkassWoobie Holy hell, this man has had a rough life.]]"

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* SleepCute: Well...Well . . . not ''cute''. But the impression of him sleeping is less JerkAss {{Jerkass}} and more "[[JerkassWoobie Holy hell, this man has had a rough life.]]"







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!!Carlos Ramirez



* BigDamnHeroes: Three times. Twice in ''Dead Beat'': Once when he stops Morgan from killing Harry after the other man believes Harry killed Luccio (having actually killed the body-swapping necromancer they were fighting) and again when he kills Grevane just in time to save Harry. The third one is in ''White Knight'': Carlos creates an incredible powerful disintegrating water shield JustInTime to protect TheCavalry (Murphy, Thomas, Marcone and his men), Harry, Lara and himself from a group of ghouls

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* BigDamnHeroes: Three times. Twice in ''Dead Beat'': Once when he stops Morgan from killing Harry after the other man believes Harry killed Luccio (having actually killed the body-swapping necromancer they were fighting) and again when he kills Grevane just in time to save Harry. The third one is in ''White Knight'': Carlos creates an incredible powerful disintegrating water shield JustInTime to protect TheCavalry (Murphy, Thomas, Marcone and his men), Harry, Lara and himself from a group of ghoulsuber-ghouls.



* CasanovaWannabe: He's a young, somewhat cocky, warden who is constantly bragging about his sexual exploits. None of which have ever happened, seeing that he's a virgin. Revealed hilariously by Lara Raith
* ChivalrousPervert: For all his talk, he is unfailingly polite to all women. Not to mention a virgin
* CombatPragmatist: As seen in both ''Dead Beat'' and ''White Night'' Ramirez is more than willing of using his gun and sneak attacks to win the day if he needs to

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* CasanovaWannabe: He's a young, somewhat cocky, warden who is constantly bragging about his sexual exploits. None of which have ever happened, seeing that he's a virgin. Revealed hilariously by Lara Raith
Raith.
* ChivalrousPervert: For all his talk, he is unfailingly polite to all women. Not to mention a virgin
virgin.
* CombatPragmatist: As seen in both ''Dead Beat'' and ''White Night'' Ramirez is more than willing of using his gun and sneak attacks to win the day if he needs toto.



* DeadpanSnarker: In a more playful way than Harry
* TheDeterminator: Continued fighting with a dagger in his gut and a matching dagger in his leg in ''White Night.''

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* DeadpanSnarker: In a more playful way than Harry
Harry.
* TheDeterminator: Continued fighting with a dagger in his gut and a matching dagger in his leg in ''White Night.''Night''.



* FireForgedFriends: With Harry. Carlos is Harry’s HeterosexualLifePartner among the Wardens
* GenreSavvy: Like Harry and Ebenezer [=McCoy=] before him, Carlos has connected one and one together, and cottoned and agrees on the existence of the possible “Black Council” due to several enemies and villain actions throughout the series that just seem far too connected to be mere coincidence

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* FireForgedFriends: With Harry. Carlos is Harry’s HeterosexualLifePartner among the Wardens
Wardens.
* GenreSavvy: Like Harry and Ebenezer [=McCoy=] before him, Carlos has connected one and one together, and cottoned and agrees on the existence of the possible “Black Council” due to several enemies and villain actions throughout the series that just seem far too connected to be mere coincidencecoincidence.



* HeroOfAnotherStory: Being the senior Warden and commander in Los Angeles, he sees almost as much action as Harry, on top of being an active participant in the war. In ''White Night'', Harry notes that Ramirez's gear is as battered and battle-scarred as his own, despite the difference in age
* IGotYouCovered: Carlos saying he's with Harry 100%

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Being the senior Warden and commander in Los Angeles, he sees almost as much action as Harry, on top of being an active participant in the war. In ''White Night'', Harry notes that Ramirez's gear is as battered and battle-scarred as his own, despite the difference in age
age.
* IGotYouCovered: Carlos saying says he's with Harry 100%100%.



* KillItWithWater: He uses water-based magic, as opposed to Harry's fire and force. Fun fact - in this universe, water-magic comes associated with entropy and "cleansing" and is capable of ''offensive disintegration''

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* KillItWithWater: He uses water-based magic, as opposed to Harry's fire and force. Fun fact - in this universe, water-magic comes associated with entropy and "cleansing" and is capable of ''offensive disintegration''disintegration''.



* NiceGuy: Under all that bragging about his sexual prowess and battle prowess, he really is an extremely decent guy

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* NiceGuy: Under all that bragging about his sexual prowess and battle prowess, he really is an extremely decent guyguy.



* RememberThatYouTrustMe: At one point, Ramirez reminds Harry that they're Fire-Forged Friends and tells him that he knows he's keeping secrets from him

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* RememberThatYouTrustMe: At one point, Ramirez reminds Harry that they're Fire-Forged Friends and tells him that he knows he's keeping secrets from himhim.



* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: While Harry internally thinks it first, Carlos also utters the “You don't become Merlin of the White Council by collecting bottlecaps." Line when talking about The Merlin’s OneManArmy YouShallNotPass act against the whole Red Court. The strange coincidence of similar thinking is actually Lampshades by Harry himself, who gives Carlos a surprised look, only to have Carlos grinning cheekily at him in return, obviously amused at having guessed Harry’s train of thought
* TrickedOutGloves: Wears a gauntlet with Olmec or Aztecan pictoglyphs to focus his water magic

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* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: While Harry internally thinks it first, Carlos also utters the “You don't become Merlin of the White Council by collecting bottlecaps." Line bottlecaps" line when talking about The the Merlin’s OneManArmy YouShallNotPass act against the whole Red Court. The strange coincidence of similar thinking is actually Lampshades by Harry himself, who gives Carlos a surprised look, only to have Carlos grinning cheekily at him in return, obviously amused at having guessed Harry’s train of thought
thought.
* TrickedOutGloves: Wears a gauntlet with Olmec or Aztecan pictoglyphs to focus his water magicmagic.







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!!"Wild" Bill Meyer



A warden from Texas. Has interacted with Dresden a few times, including when retrieving a shoggoth from a Venatori stronghold that was besieged by the Red Court.

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A warden Warden from Texas. Has interacted with Dresden a few times, including when retrieving a shoggoth from a Venatori stronghold that was besieged by the Red Court.
Court.







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!!Yuki Yoshimo



A trainee warden who participates in the battle against the Kemmlerites due to the lack of trained fighters. She is injured, but recovers and later helps to retrieve a shoggoth from a besieged Venatori stronghold.

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A trainee warden Warden who participates in the battle against the Kemmlerites due to the lack of trained fighters. She is injured, but recovers and later helps to retrieve a shoggoth from a besieged Venatori stronghold.
stronghold.







Two trainee wardens who were at Camp Kaboom, an evocation-training camp, when it was raided by ghouls.

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\n!!Tina and Terry Trailman

Two trainee wardens Wardens who were at Camp Kaboom, an evocation-training camp, when it was raided by ghouls.

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ghouls.
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* LastStand: When Dresden found Terry's corpse he saw that Terry's knuckles were bloodied, showing that even when up against nearly unbeatable ghouls, he still fought with the only weapon he had left--his fists.

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* LastStand: When Dresden found Terry's corpse he saw that Terry's knuckles were bloodied, showing that even when up against nearly unbeatable ghouls, he still fought with the only weapon he had left--his left -- his fists.




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!!Chandler






* CulturedBadass: Checkpoints in Edinburgh are usually manned by five or six Wardens at once. Chandler can defend one by himself. He also enjoys tea and walks with a cane.
* GentlemanSnarker: Has a British sense of humor and uses it frequently.

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* CulturedBadass: Checkpoints in to Edinburgh are usually manned by five or six Wardens at once. Chandler can defend one by himself. He also enjoys tea and walks with a cane.
* GentlemanSnarker: Has a British sense of humor humour, and uses it frequently.



* StiffUpperLip: While freezing his "well-tailored ass" off, he talks about guarding the entrance in the winter area of Nevernever in a cheerily tone with an Oxford accent.

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* StiffUpperLip: While freezing his "well-tailored ass" off, he talks about guarding the entrance in the winter a wintry area of the Nevernever in a cheerily tone with an Oxford accent.







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!!Thorsen






* 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.

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* BullyingADragon: Worries about this when preparing to fight Harry, to the point where he is visibly reluctant to actually start the fight--regardless 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', "Bjork", "Yorgi", "Berserkergang", and 'Bjorn Bjorngunnarson'."Bjorn Bjorngunnarson". Fortunately, Dresden doesn't say these names aloud.







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!!Simmons










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!!"Lucky"










A trainee Warden who attends a lecture by Harry on investigating potential supernatural threats. Appears in ''AAAA Wizardry''.

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\n!!Ilyana

A trainee Warden who attends a lecture by Harry on investigating potential supernatural threats. Appears in ''AAAA Wizardry''.
"AAAA Wizardry".







Another trainee Warden who attends a lecture by Harry on investigating potential supernatural threats. Appears in ''AAAA Wizardry''.

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\n!![=McKenzie=]

Another trainee Warden who attends a lecture by Harry on investigating potential supernatural threats. Appears in ''AAAA Wizardry''.
"AAAA Wizardry".



* CanadaEh: Said to be from Canada, and has a 'northern accent'.

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* CanadaEh: Said to be from Canada, and has a 'northern accent'."northern accent".



* 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.
* PopCulturedBadass: Or Badass-in-training, anyways. He's got the Pop Culture down, and even references Film/TheAvengers2012 during the story.

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* ClassClown: Makes pleasant jokes during the lecture, such as wondering--after 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.
* PopCulturedBadass: Or Badass-in-training, badass-in-training, anyways. He's got the Pop Culture down, and even references Film/TheAvengers2012 during the story.




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!!Kostikos










A trainee warden who fought the Chicago Kemmlerites.

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\n!!Kowalski

A trainee warden Warden who fought the Chicago Kemmlerites.
Kemmlerites.







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!!Justin [=DuMorne=]



[[caption-width-right:250:Harry's first mentor, teacher... and enemy.]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:Harry's first mentor, teacher...teacher . . . and enemy.]]






[[WMG: Other Members]]

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

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[[WMG: [[header: Other Members]]

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



* DeadPersonConversation: She appears to her sons post-mortem through a soulgaze she'd previously set up.

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* DeadPersonConversation: She appears to her sons post-mortem postmortem through a soulgaze she'd previously set up.



* 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'']].

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* 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," work", and directly compares her to his father, [[spoiler: a ''skinwalker'']].







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!!Samuel Peabody



* BoomHeadshot: How Morgan kills him.



* 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.

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* 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 mistfiend to use at a moments notice.
* MindControl: He puts the majority of the Council under varying degrees. The younger members could go ManchurianAgent ManchurianAgent, while the Senior Council were gently nudged into acting in more rash ways and their negative qualities enhanced.







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!!Klaus "the Toymaker" Schneider







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!!"Bluebeard"








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* {{Druid}}: Close ties to nature, animal companion, healing, and wild shape. He pretty much covers all the bases.
16th Jan '17 10:40:21 PM Divra
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* VitriolicBestBuds: With Joseph Listens-To-Wind. When the two aren't casually throwing CulturalPosturing at each other, they form the core of the radical wing of the White Council.


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* VitriolicBestBuds: With Ebenezar [=McCoy=]. The two are supportive of each other and have similar attitudes towards the roles they believe magic and the White Council should play, and collaborate frequently... none of which stops them from throwing ethnic slurs at each other whenever they can.


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* RedBaron: While his name is not unknown, very few people refer to him as anything other than "Gatekeeper".
10th Jan '17 6:21:36 PM MasterFuzzy
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* ColonyDrop: In ''Death Masks'', in response to a Red Court Duke who threatened Harry, he rips a decommissioned Soviet satellite out of orbit and drops it on top of a castle owned by said Duke.

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* ColonyDrop: In ''Death Masks'', in response to a Red Court Duke who threatened Harry, Harry and his friends, he rips a decommissioned Soviet satellite out of orbit and drops it on top of a castle owned by said Duke.
5th Jan '17 2:01:31 PM isoycrazy
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* OutGambitted: In ''Blood Rites'' Kincaid describes how he would kill a Wizard to avoid their Death Curse: Snipe them from 1,000 yards away with a super sonic bullet. Too far away to be noticed, too fast to stop, too dead to realize they are already dead and be able to cast their curse. Harry notes it is a very good strategy and it is likely even the highest ranked wizards could be victim to such a modern style attack.



* LetsGetDangerous: The Merlin is initially seen by Harry only as a political schemer and power-grubber, but shows off some serious badassery in ''Dead Beat'' where he blocks the Red Court's (and that's "Court" as in "all of them") advance with a single, threshold-less on-the-fly ward. At the end of ''Turn Coat'', the Merlin creates a ward to contain a [[EldritchAbomination malicious non-corporeal entity]], formulates a battle-plan, adds 3D visual aids and telepathically communicates it to the 200 or so other wizards in the room. In 3 seconds. In pitch dark. Without losing his cool for an instant.

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* LetsGetDangerous: The Merlin is initially seen by Harry only as a political schemer and power-grubber, but shows off some serious badassery in when pushed into it.
** Inn
''Dead Beat'' where he blocks the Red Court's (and that's "Court" as in "all of them") advance with a single, threshold-less on-the-fly ward. ward.
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At the end of ''Turn Coat'', the Merlin creates a ward to contain a [[EldritchAbomination malicious non-corporeal entity]], formulates a battle-plan, adds 3D visual aids and telepathically communicates it to the 200 or so other wizards in the room. In 3 seconds. In pitch dark. Without losing his cool for an instant.instant.
** In ''Changes'' while he doesn't throw out, Harry sees him wearing a combat belt filled with various vials of potions, pockets with who knows what, and a small wand at the ready.



* PopculturalOsmosisFailure: In ''Changes'' when Langtry reveals only [=McCoy=] is sitting before Cristos and Arianna during their song and dance about peace and the rest of the Senior Council is keeping hidden in a secure room watching on a special feed, Harry notes they won't "drink the Kool-Aid at the peace conference." Langtry hides his confusion but glances at Luccio, who clarifies Harry's referring to the Jonestown mass suicide. After that, he admits the reference is apt.



* WizardClassic: Like the original recipe Merlin before him. SOMEONE'S gotta cleave to tradition.

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* WizardClassic: Like the original recipe Merlin before him. SOMEONE'S gotta cleave to tradition.
him.



* ArtifactOfDoom[=/=]ArtifactOfDeath: The Blackstaff is described as such. Harry even got the feeling it loved when [=McCoy=] killed hundreds of mooks.

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* ArtifactOfDoom[=/=]ArtifactOfDeath: The Blackstaff is described as such. Harry even got gets the feeling it loved when relishes [=McCoy=] killed using it to kill hundreds of mooks.



* BeenThereShapedHistory: [=McCoy=] is an old wizard, at least two hundred easily. So, he's been here and there. Two notable events mentioned he witnessed, and as the assassin of the White Council had a hand in ''causing'', are the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krakatoa destruction of the island Krakatoa]] in 1883 and TheTunguskaEvent, the meteor strike in Russia 1908.

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* BeenThereShapedHistory: [=McCoy=] is an old wizard, at least two hundred easily. So, he's been here and there. Two notable events mentioned he witnessed, and as the assassin of the White Council had a hand in ''causing'', are the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krakatoa destruction of the island Krakatoa]] in 1883 and TheTunguskaEvent, the meteor strike "meteor strike" in Russia 1908.



** The reason for the aforementioned ColonyDrop.

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** The reason for the aforementioned ColonyDrop.ColonyDrop is Ortega was still alive after trying to kill Harry and Ebenezer knew he would try something again.



* MagicalNativeAmerican: The most hardcore version ever.
* MagicDance: Used for some of his spells.

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* MagicalNativeAmerican: The most hardcore version ever.
ever. While not a follower of the Dine, he has enough magical power to make a skinwalker run in fear.
* MagicDance: Used for some of his spells. He even uses the rain to dilute magical attack thrown at him by a Skinwalker.



* ShapeShifterShowdown: His ultimate CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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* ShapeShifterShowdown: His ultimate CrowningMomentOfAwesome. He battles a skinwalker to the point the skinwalker runs away.



* DidntSeeThatComing: She would never have guessed that Harry lived with a Foo Dog. Harry describes her reaction as someone who was hit between the eyes with a sledgehammer.

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* DidntSeeThatComing: She would never have guessed that Harry lived lives with a Foo Dog. Harry describes her reaction as someone who was hit between the eyes with a sledgehammer.



The newest member of the Senior Council, who forced the Merlin to appoint him lest he take roughly a third of the Council and secede from the whole. Ambitious, aggressive, and dangerous, Cristos has both Harry and Ebenezar convinced that he is an agent of the Black Council. Or just stupid. Ebenezer considers the latter the worse of the possibilities.

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The newest member of the Senior Council, who forced forces the Merlin to appoint him lest he take roughly a third of the Council and secede from the whole. Ambitious, aggressive, and dangerous, Cristos has both Harry and Ebenezar convinced that he is an agent of the Black Council. Or just stupid. Ebenezer considers the latter the worse of the possibilities.



* CorruptPolitician: Mole or not, the man uses his position as [=LaFortier=]'s apprentice to usurp the dead man's spot. He threatens to split the Council by leaving the Council with those who interests [=LaFortier=] represented and fought for if he isn't given the seat on the Senior Council.
** [[WordOfGod Word of Jim]] has confirmed that his greatest talent isn't magic; it's [[https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/25q3em/i_am_jim_butcher_author_of_the_dresden_files_the/chjqznr networking with other wizards]] and using the connections he makes.

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* CorruptPolitician: Mole or not, the man uses his position as [=LaFortier=]'s apprentice to usurp the dead man's spot. He threatens to split the Council by leaving the Council with those who interests [=LaFortier=] represented and fought for if he isn't given the seat on the Senior Council.
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Council. [[WordOfGod Word of Jim]] has confirmed that his greatest talent isn't magic; it's [[https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/25q3em/i_am_jim_butcher_author_of_the_dresden_files_the/chjqznr networking with other wizards]] and using the connections he makes.
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* GenreSavvy: Like Harry and Ebenezer [=McCoy=] before him, Carlos has connected one and one together, and cottoned and agrees on the existence of the possible “Black Council” due to several enemies and villain actions throughout the series that just seem far to connected too be mere coincidence

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* GenreSavvy: Like Harry and Ebenezer [=McCoy=] before him, Carlos has connected one and one together, and cottoned and agrees on the existence of the possible “Black Council” due to several enemies and villain actions throughout the series that just seem far to too connected too to be mere coincidence
21st Dec '16 2:28:54 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Despite what he says, he's a virgin. He's still badass.
21st Dec '16 4:56:27 AM isoycrazy
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%% This includes keeping spoiled any short story or comics revelations that come out between the most recent publication and the next one.
3rd Nov '16 3:58:43 PM dlchen145
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* MagicalNativeAmerican: The most [[BadAss hardcore]] version ever.

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* MagicalNativeAmerican: The most [[BadAss hardcore]] hardcore version ever.



* {{Badass}}: Competent enough that three members of the Senior Council bring him on a mission to hunt down Morgan, one of the Council's greatest warriors.
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