History FanFic / TheDresdenFillies

26th Jun '16 8:34:21 PM nombretomado
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* CerebusSyndrome: Not to the point that WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic's LighterAndSofter feel is lost, but it ''is'' a crossover with TheDresdenFiles.

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* CerebusSyndrome: Not to the point that WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic's LighterAndSofter feel is lost, but it ''is'' a crossover with TheDresdenFiles.''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: In-universe. Harry notices that Twilight's magic shield protects not just against kinetic force, but heat as well. He idly considers beefing up his own shield in the future, but apparently forgets, since "Strange Friends" takes place right before TheDresdenFiles novel ''Blood Rites'', [[spoiler: in which flamethrower-wielding vampires cripple one of Harry's hands when his shield fails to protect it from the effects of convection]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In-universe. Harry notices that Twilight's magic shield protects not just against kinetic force, but heat as well. He idly considers beefing up his own shield in the future, but apparently forgets, since "Strange Friends" takes place right before TheDresdenFiles Literature/TheDresdenFiles novel ''Blood Rites'', ''Literature/BloodRites'', [[spoiler: in which flamethrower-wielding vampires cripple one of Harry's hands when his shield fails to protect it from the effects of convection]].
13th Jun '16 11:06:03 AM Theriocephalus
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* [[spoiler: DemonicPossession]]: [[spoiler: The Nightmare, the same demon that turned Luna into Nightmare Moon, possesses Trixie and aids her in petty revenge on Twilight and the others. After they beat it, it possesses Harry and turns him against them, until he sees through its mental manipulations and finally destroys it for good.]]

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* [[spoiler: DemonicPossession]]: DemonicPossession: [[spoiler: The Nightmare, the same demon that turned Luna into Nightmare Moon, possesses Trixie and aids her in petty revenge on Twilight and the others. After they beat it, it possesses Harry and turns him against them, until he sees through its mental manipulations and finally destroys it for good.]]



* {{Tykebomb}}: Harry cynically wonders if every member of the Order is one of these after hearing that [[spoiler:Bon-Bon]] was literally born to join the Order. [[spoiler:Novel Notion's]] frustration with being one [[spoiler:kicks off the entire plot, culminating in a mostly successful attempt to slaughter the Order.]]
* [[spoiler:VaguenessIsComing: Keen Vision warns Twilight of this, specifically that the coming "darkness" is centered around her and Harry.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainHasAPoint: His complete bastardry aside, Novel Notion makes the point that the Order Triune was horrible at recognizing genuine threats and understanding when a threat has truly passed. He's right, they waited 1200 years for Obsidian to come back and he never did, because he was already dead as the general public rightfully believed. Celestia also acknowledges that he's not entirely wrong when he called her a tyrant.]]

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* {{Tykebomb}}: TykeBomb: Harry cynically wonders if every member of the Order is one of these after hearing that [[spoiler:Bon-Bon]] was literally born to join the Order. [[spoiler:Novel Notion's]] frustration with being one [[spoiler:kicks off the entire plot, culminating in a mostly successful attempt to slaughter the Order.]]
* [[spoiler:VaguenessIsComing: VaguenessIsComing: [[spoiler: Keen Vision warns Twilight of this, specifically that the coming "darkness" is centered around her and Harry.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainHasAPoint: VillainHasAPoint: [[spoiler: His complete bastardry aside, Novel Notion makes the point that the Order Triune was horrible at recognizing genuine threats and understanding when a threat has truly passed. He's right, they waited 1200 years for Obsidian to come back and he never did, because he was already dead as the general public rightfully believed. Celestia also acknowledges that he's not entirely wrong when he called her a tyrant.]]


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* {{Wendigo}}: These creatures (the Earth version, not the Equestrian one) are some of Harry's early suspects on Sean's disappearance. When one shows up, it uses shapeshifting magic to look human -- until it takes its true shape to eat Harry's offering of three raw turkeys, which has the traditional appearance of an emaciated giant with a deer-like head and a mouth full of fangs. They're specifically described as spirits that possess and corrupt humans, plagued by insatiable hunger for meat that drives most of them insane, although some possess enough self-control not to succumb to madness. They like their meat raw and preferably human, although all-you-can-eat buffets and meat loverís pizzas are acceptable substitutes.
25th May '16 4:07:47 PM digiman619
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* HilariousInHindsight [[spoiler:Bon Bon being a secret agent turned out being more accurate than the author ever would have guessed.]]
14th May '16 5:29:35 AM MacronNotes
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* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: The Ninja guards in the depths of the Order Triune's hideout. They're EliteMooks too.
8th Apr '16 1:10:52 AM M84
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* GreenEyedMonster: Molly is not happy when sees the Mane Six glomp Harry and initially acts rude and standoffish towards them.
21st Feb '16 5:01:03 PM Theriocephalus
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* TechnicolorEyes: The Mane Six's eyes retain their natural color. Unfortunately, these aren't colors seen on Earth. However, Murphy points out that they won't be give a ways because people do wear contacts to change the color of their eyes. Spike's [[AnimalEyes slit pupils on the other hand...]]

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* TechnicolorEyes: The Mane Six's eyes retain their natural color. Unfortunately, these aren't colors seen on Earth. However, Murphy points out that they won't be give a ways giveaways because people do wear contacts to change the color of their eyes. Spike's [[AnimalEyes slit pupils on the other hand...]]
12th Jan '16 1:04:39 AM omegaman
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* MustBeInvited: In Harry's world, most supernatural beings must be invited across thresholds to homes, lest they experience negative repercussions ranging from the weakening of their magical power while within the home to outright debilitation. Murphy cunningly uses this to ascertain the true nature of Twilight and her friends when she lets Twilight enter her home without explicitly inviting her in, undoing the spell maintaining Twilight's human form. The same thing happens to Pinkie when she enters Harry's apartment without being invited in.
26th Sep '15 1:56:53 AM Dragoon321
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* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Celestia learns this lesson when she tries to threaten [[spoiler: HE WHO WALKS BEHIND]] into giving up who summoned it. Not only is it completely unimpressed, it manages to [[spoiler: very seriously injure her]] in the ensuing altercation. Needless to say she was striding a tiny bit outside her safety zone despite all her power.
25th Aug '15 2:31:22 PM phoenix
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** GoshHornet / KillItWithFire

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** GoshHornet BeeAfraid / KillItWithFire
15th Aug '15 2:47:39 AM JakesBrain
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* BigDamnHeroes:[[spoiler: Luna in chapter 21, revealing the Armored Luna to be Celestia. She causes Big Macintosh's captor's shadow to choke him, forcing him to release the stallion and threatens to MindRape Novel Notion if he doesn't tell her how to banish the Demon.]]

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* BigDamnHeroes:[[spoiler: BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Luna in chapter 21, revealing the Armored Luna to be Celestia. She causes Big Macintosh's captor's shadow to choke him, forcing him to release the stallion and threatens to MindRape Novel Notion if he doesn't tell her how to banish the Demon.]]



* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: After spending the whole story trying to assassinate Dresden, putting innocents in danger, betraying the kingdom they swore to protect, and summoning the VERY demon that Obsidian sold his soul too ('''''Twice''''') , the Order Triune itself is betrayed by Novel Notion and sacrificed to a demon. [[AlasPoorVillain Not that it makes the whole thing any less tragic.]] ]]

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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: After spending the whole story trying to assassinate Dresden, putting innocents in danger, betraying the kingdom they swore to protect, and summoning the VERY demon that Obsidian sold his soul too to ('''''Twice''''') , the Order Triune itself is betrayed by Novel Notion and sacrificed to a demon. [[AlasPoorVillain Not that it makes the whole thing any less tragic.]] ]]



* KarmaHoudini:[[spoiler: [[AntiVillain Vigilant Watch]] complains about being this as despite her guilt and all she's done, she's essentially given a slap on the wrist as punishment.]]
** [[spoiler: Played With for the rest of the surviving Order. According to WordOfGod, the remaining higher ups anyone else who committed murder is facing criminal charges, but in the narrative, many of them got suspended sentences. However, they are on tight leash, and many of them did lose their friends and family, so they didn't walk away clean.]]

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* KarmaHoudini:[[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: [[AntiVillain Vigilant Watch]] complains about being this as despite her guilt and all she's done, she's essentially given a slap on the wrist as punishment.]]
** [[spoiler: Played With for the rest of the surviving Order. According to WordOfGod, the remaining higher ups anyone else who committed murder is higher-ups are facing criminal charges, but in the narrative, many of them got suspended sentences. However, they are on a tight leash, and many of them did lose their friends and family, so they didn't walk away clean.]]



* NotSoHarmlessVillain: The Order Triune fail in their undercover attempts to kill Harry.[[spoiler: Then they summon He Who Walks Behind and things become more dire.]]

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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: The Order Triune fail in their undercover attempts to kill Harry. [[spoiler: Then they summon He Who Walks Behind and things become more dire.]]



* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: While Harry was in Equestria, an epic fight between [[spoiler:the real Obsidian now a powerful demon lord]] and a team consisting of two Knights of the Cross, a veteran Warden, and the ''Gatekeeper'' was taking place on Earth.

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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: While Harry was in Equestria, an epic fight between [[spoiler:the real Obsidian Obsidian, now a powerful demon lord]] lord,]] and a team consisting of two Knights of the Cross, a veteran Warden, and the ''Gatekeeper'' was taking place on Earth.



** [[spoiler:Harry, when Micheal mentions the demon lord they had fought was Obsidian.]]

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** [[spoiler:Harry, when Micheal Michael mentions the demon lord they had fought was Obsidian.]]



** it should be noted that in the following story, Twilight's human form is, hair notwithstanding, essentially a female version of Harry.
* ProperlyParanoid: After suffering three near-death experiences in chapter 6 of ''False Masks'', Harry believes that someone or something is trying to kill him. He's completely right, as proven by at least two ''more'' assassination attempts in the next chapter. After suffering several more assassination attempts in the chapter after that, Harry decides he's not being paranoid ''enough''.
** The Order Triune believe they're this. Unfortunately, they're mostly just paranoid. [[spoiler:They were right about Obsidian cheating death though. After his first few returns, however, Curious Notion, Novel Notion's ancestor, traveled to the Nevernever with Obsidian's heart and sealed Equestria to him forever. Which means that every subsequent act of violence and murder on the part of the Order were against innocent ponies.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Princess Celestia. Despite the trouble he caused in ''Strange Friends,'' she doesn't blast Harry within an inch of his life and even thinks he should get a medal for all he's done in Equestria. However while she has no intention of stopping Harry from [[spoiler:looking for the Order Triune or Twilight]], she knows that while he is the definition of NeutralGood in his world, she also knows that if she gave him free rein over the investigation that it would take literally all of his self control to keep from turning [[spoiler:whoever kidnapped Twilight]] into [[UnstoppableRage a smoking crater]]. Celestia genuinely likes Harry but [[TheMenFirst the ponies first, always]]. [[spoiler:She also exiles him from Equestria for as long as he bears the mark of the Fallen. Celestia likes and trusts Harry but she will not risk having a Denarian anywhere near Equestria.]]

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** it It should be noted that in the following story, Twilight's human form is, hair notwithstanding, essentially a female version of Harry.
* ProperlyParanoid: After suffering three near-death experiences in chapter 6 of ''False Masks'', 6, Harry believes that someone or something is trying to kill him. He's completely right, as proven by at least two ''more'' assassination attempts in the next chapter. After suffering several more assassination attempts in the chapter after that, Harry decides he's not being paranoid ''enough''.
** The Order Triune believe they're this. Unfortunately, they're mostly just paranoid. [[spoiler:They were right about Obsidian cheating death though. After his first few returns, however, Curious Notion, Novel Notion's ancestor, traveled to the Nevernever with Obsidian's heart and sealed him out of Equestria to him forever. Which means that every subsequent act of violence and murder on the part of the Order were against innocent ponies.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Princess Celestia. Despite the trouble he caused in ''Strange Friends,'' she doesn't blast Harry within an inch of his life and even thinks he should get a medal for all he's done in Equestria. However while she has no intention of stopping Harry from [[spoiler:looking for the Order Triune or Twilight]], she knows that while he is the definition of NeutralGood in his world, she also knows that if she gave him free rein over the investigation that it would take literally all of his self control self-control to keep from turning [[spoiler:whoever kidnapped Twilight]] into [[UnstoppableRage a smoking crater]]. Celestia genuinely likes Harry but [[TheMenFirst the ponies first, always]]. [[spoiler:She also exiles him from Equestria for as long as he bears the mark of the Fallen. Celestia likes and trusts Harry but she will not risk having a Denarian anywhere near Equestria.]]



* ShipperOnDeck: Bob wants to see Harry and Twilight get it on. Of course, this is Bob. Bob's preferred ship is Anyone Female/Anyone. [[spoiler: He's ecstatic when Lyra and Bon-Bon kiss.]]

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* ShipperOnDeck: Bob wants to see Harry and Twilight get it on. Of course, this is Bob. Bob's preferred ship is Anyone Female/Anyone.Female/Anyone Else. [[spoiler: He's ecstatic when Lyra and Bon-Bon kiss.]]



* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: In chapter 5 of ''False Masks'' [[spoiler:Bon-Bon tries to leave a bag of candy laced with poison for Dresden whom she and the other members of an AncientTradition believe to be the reincarnation of the EvilOverlord Obsidian.]] Things take a turn for the worse when [[spoiler:Pinkie Pie]] eats one. Fortunately, she realizes that there's something wrong with the candy and spits it out, though she still feels drowsy afterwards and passes out in the nearest bed -- [[NotWhatItLooksLike next to Harry]].

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* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: In chapter 5 of ''False Masks'' [[spoiler:Bon-Bon tries to leave a bag of candy laced with poison for Dresden whom she and the other members of an AncientTradition believe to be the reincarnation of the EvilOverlord Obsidian.]] Things take a turn for the worse when [[spoiler:Pinkie Pie]] eats one. Fortunately, she realizes that there's something wrong with the candy and spits it out, though she still feels drowsy afterwards and passes out in the nearest bed -- [[NotWhatItLooksLike next to Harry]].



*** Though its later revealed [[spoiler: It wasn't poison, just a very powerful sleeping herb.]]

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*** Though its it's later revealed that [[spoiler: It it wasn't poison, just a very powerful sleeping herb.]]



* TheReveal [[spoiler: Obsidian, whom the Order Triune believe Harry's pony form to be, ''never'' resurrected. Unfortunately for the Triune, their true enemy was Novel Notion, who rather than just another mook, was in fact the one who had been stringing them along so he could destroy the Order Triune.]]

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* TheReveal TheReveal: [[spoiler: Obsidian, whom the Order Triune believe Harry's pony form to be, ''never'' resurrected. resurrected anywhere in Equestrian history. Unfortunately for the Triune, their true enemy was Novel Notion, who rather than just another mook, was in fact the one who had been stringing them along so he could destroy the Order Triune.Order.]]



** [[spoiler: Novel Notion claims to be this as well, willing to sacrifice almost 200 ponies and the Princess to create his own Equestria. He did despise the Order for a very good reason, and Princess Celestia admits that he is correct is saying she is a tyrant, but as Princess Celestia pointed out, he probably would have sacrificed many more ponies for the power he craved.]]

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** [[spoiler: Novel Notion claims to be this as well, willing to sacrifice almost 200 ponies and the Princess to create his own Equestria. He did despise the Order for a very good reason, and Princess Celestia admits that he is correct is in saying she is a tyrant, but as Princess Celestia pointed out, he probably would have sacrificed many more ponies for the power he craved.]]



-->'''Harry:'''"You're right, I have no idea what happened to you. But I can tell you this, you aren't going to fix it with self-pity. And if you knew anything about the pony I'm trying to save, you'd never tell us to just leave you."\\
'''[[spoiler:Trixie:]]''' "That's not"\\
'''Harry:'''"No, I'm talking now. I know you said you don't remember much about that night, but let me tell you something, [[spoiler:Trixie]]. I tried to kill you after the girls blasted you with the Harmony ray. There was a demon running around, and it certainly influenced me, but I had control of my own actions. I wanted you dead, because of everything you'd done to my friends and everything I feared you would do in the future. The girls tried to convince me not to do it, and eventually, when I refused to see reason, they fought me. To protect you. The demon stoked my rage and I returned the favor. I won. I beat all of them and then I went to kill you. Twilight teleported in front of my attack, trying to save you, and it nearly killed her. She went to death's door to keep your sorry ass safe even after everything you had done to her. I will be ''damned'' before I let her pain and courage go to waste. I am not letting you lie down and die. You are coming with us, whether you like it or not."
* WouldNotHurtAChild: In ''False Masks'', whoever is trying to kill Harry is considerate enough to shield the Cutie Mark Crusaders from being killed by the runaway wagon they hijacked to kill Dresden. However, said assassin was also willing to use them as bait in the first place to keep Dresden from just running away. As well as dole out a large amount of tainted treats, far more then Harry could eat on his own, with the foals around in plain sight of it, and which they almost instantly try to eat some of.

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-->'''Harry:'''"You're -->'''Harry:''' You're right, I have no idea what happened to you. But I can tell you this, you aren't going to fix it with self-pity. And if you knew anything about the pony I'm trying to save, you'd never tell us to just leave you."\\
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'''[[spoiler:Trixie:]]''' "That's not"\\
'''Harry:'''"No,
That's not--\\
'''Harry:''' No,
I'm talking now. I know you said you don't remember much about that night, but let me tell you something, [[spoiler:Trixie]]. I tried to kill you after the girls blasted you with the Harmony ray. There was a demon running around, and it certainly influenced me, but I had control of my own actions. I wanted you dead, because of everything you'd done to my friends and everything I feared you would do in the future. The girls tried to convince me not to do it, and eventually, when I refused to see reason, they fought me. To protect you. The demon stoked my rage and I returned the favor. I won. I beat all of them and then I went to kill you. Twilight teleported in front of my attack, trying to save you, and it nearly killed her. She went to death's door to keep your sorry ass safe even after everything you had done to her. I will be ''damned'' before I let her pain and courage go to waste. I am not letting you lie down and die. You are coming with us, whether you like it or not."
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* WouldNotHurtAChild: In ''False Masks'', whoever Whoever is trying to kill Harry is considerate enough to shield the Cutie Mark Crusaders from being killed by the runaway wagon they hijacked to kill Dresden. However, said assassin was also willing to use them as bait in the first place to keep Dresden from just running away. As well as dole out a large amount of tainted treats, far more then Harry could eat on his own, with the foals around in plain sight of it, and which they almost instantly try to eat some of.



* WrongGenreSavvy: The Order Triune is wrong about a lot of things. Obsidian is Blackstone? Nope! Obsidian is [[spoiler:Novel Notion]]? Nope! [[spoiler:Was Obsidian any of those powerful, dark-furred stallions the Order killed? Nope! Did Obsidian ever come BackFromTheDead at all? [[WhamLine Actually, they were right about this one.]]]]

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* WrongGenreSavvy: The Order Triune is wrong about a lot of things. Obsidian is Blackstone? Nope! Obsidian is [[spoiler:Novel Notion]]? Nope! [[spoiler:Was Obsidian any of those powerful, dark-furred stallions the Order killed? Nope! Did Obsidian ever come BackFromTheDead at all? [[WhamLine Actually, this was the only one they were right about this one.got right.]]]]



--->'''Twilight:''' What is ''wrong'' with you?!
--->'''[[spoiler:Novel Notion]]:''' Megalomania, most likely, but that isn't important.

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--->'''Twilight:''' What is ''wrong'' with you?!
--->'''[[spoiler:Novel
you?!\\
'''[[spoiler:Novel
Notion]]:''' Megalomania, most likely, but that isn't important.



* GlamourFailure: Murphy isn't fooled one bit by the Mane Six because Spike's appearance is too off.

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* GlamourFailure: Murphy isn't fooled one bit by the Mane Six Six's disguises because Spike's appearance is too off.isn't human-accurate enough.



* InASingleBound: In chapter one, Rainbow jumps four storys in one move.

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* InASingleBound: In chapter one, Rainbow jumps four storys stories in one move.move in order to get a good look at the city. Her only complaint is that it's kind of tough on the hocks, or whatever humans call their leg joints.



* MissedHimByThatMuch: While searching for Dresden, the Mane Six come across a beat up old Blue Volkswagon Beetle before moving on again...

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* MissedHimByThatMuch: While searching for Dresden, the Mane Six come across a beat up old Blue Volkswagon blue Volkswagen Beetle before moving on again...



* TreacherousAdvisor: Dresden views Lasciel, or rather the imprint of Lasciel currently residing in his head, as this. Since the original Lasciel is an actual Fallen angel, and imprint Lasciel's job is to tempt him into allowing the Fallen to [[DemonicPossession possess him]], he has good reason to.

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* TreacherousAdvisor: Dresden views Lasciel, or rather the imprint of Lasciel currently residing in his head, as this. Since the original Lasciel is an actual Fallen fallen angel, and imprint Lasciel's imprint-Lasciel's job is to tempt him into allowing the Fallen to [[DemonicPossession possess him]], he has good reason to.
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