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17th Jul '16 12:05:56 PM Discar
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*** Also a little bit of foreshadowing to the [[spoiler: entropy curse in Blood Rites where Harry uses the shoddy spellcasting to drop a frozen turkey onto a Black Court Vampire rather than it's intended target]]

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*** ** Also a little bit of foreshadowing to the [[spoiler: entropy curse in Blood Rites where Harry uses the shoddy spellcasting to drop a frozen turkey onto a Black Court Vampire rather than it's its intended target]]target]].
17th Jul '16 9:36:06 AM groggarioth
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*** Also a little bit of foreshadowing to the [[spoiler: entropy curse in Blood Rites where Harry uses the shoddy spellcasting to drop a frozen turkey onto a Black Court Vampire rather than it's intended target]]
26th Jun '16 9:25:17 PM nombretomado
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* We realize in ''SmallFavor'' that the Swords Of The Cross are one of the very few things Nick is afraid of, to the point where he is willing to risk a virtually guaranteed and extremely profitable scheme to get a shot at getting rid of one of them. The brilliance comes when you take a look at the RPG and note that the Sword's main power is the ability to ignore ''any'' Toughness or Healing power, including Nicodemus's immortality from the Judas Noose. They are practically the only thing in the world that could actually kill Nicodemus.

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* We realize in ''SmallFavor'' ''Literature/SmallFavor'' that the Swords Of The Cross are one of the very few things Nick is afraid of, to the point where he is willing to risk a virtually guaranteed and extremely profitable scheme to get a shot at getting rid of one of them. The brilliance comes when you take a look at the RPG and note that the Sword's main power is the ability to ignore ''any'' Toughness or Healing power, including Nicodemus's immortality from the Judas Noose. They are practically the only thing in the world that could actually kill Nicodemus.
26th Jun '16 8:33:45 PM nombretomado
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* Just to drive home the CrapsackWorld nature of TheDresdenFiles, when Daniel goes in to [[spoiler: save Forthill from Aristedes]] the lion, [[spoiler: Daniel and Butters have to fight him, and Daniel gets busted up]]. i.e. Daniel goes into the lion's den, and gets stabbed.

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* Just to drive home the CrapsackWorld nature of TheDresdenFiles, ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', when Daniel goes in to [[spoiler: save Forthill from Aristedes]] the lion, [[spoiler: Daniel and Butters have to fight him, and Daniel gets busted up]]. i.e. Daniel goes into the lion's den, and gets stabbed.



* In ''TheDresdenFiles'', it is mentioned that Bianca, the vampire who runs a whorehouse in Chicago ([[spoiler:that is, until Harry gets involved]]), is always on the lookout for new girls. At first one might pay no mind to this, at least until one starts adding the pieces together and the FridgeHorror sets in. If you are an attractive woman in [[TheVerse the Dresdenverse's Chicago]], you might be kidnapped, drugged to the gills on the vampire's narcotic saliva, and then unwillingly sold into prostitution to anyone who can pay the right price. Worst of all, you have no choice in the matter, nor any way to prevent it. The vampires can just randomly grab you off the street and do this to you whenever they want. And they're willing to break the supernatural equivalent of the Geneva Convention to do it. Oh, and it gets worse. If you are [[SarcasmMode lucky]], you can end up as a sex slave to one of these vampires, forced to serve their every whim. That is, until they have a momentary lapse in control and ''eat'' you for no reason. Hell, this applies to just about any supernatural nasty that Butcher introduces. With few exceptions, any monster that Harry fights will be A. only one of many, B. active for a long, long time, and/or C. capable of doing horrible, horrible things to people who don't know enough to defend themselves, and whose loved ones will ''never know what happened''.

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* In ''TheDresdenFiles'', it It is mentioned that Bianca, the vampire who runs a whorehouse in Chicago ([[spoiler:that is, until Harry gets involved]]), is always on the lookout for new girls. At first one might pay no mind to this, at least until one starts adding the pieces together and the FridgeHorror sets in. If you are an attractive woman in [[TheVerse the Dresdenverse's Chicago]], you might be kidnapped, drugged to the gills on the vampire's narcotic saliva, and then unwillingly sold into prostitution to anyone who can pay the right price. Worst of all, you have no choice in the matter, nor any way to prevent it. The vampires can just randomly grab you off the street and do this to you whenever they want. And they're willing to break the supernatural equivalent of the Geneva Convention to do it. Oh, and it gets worse. If you are [[SarcasmMode lucky]], you can end up as a sex slave to one of these vampires, forced to serve their every whim. That is, until they have a momentary lapse in control and ''eat'' you for no reason. Hell, this applies to just about any supernatural nasty that Butcher introduces. With few exceptions, any monster that Harry fights will be A. only one of many, B. active for a long, long time, and/or C. capable of doing horrible, horrible things to people who don't know enough to defend themselves, and whose loved ones will ''never know what happened''.
16th Jun '16 5:59:04 PM Discar
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* In Turn Coat, we learn that Harry is in line to inherit the personal logs and diaries of a whole line of wizards dating back to the original Merlin. Then, we consider that all the stories are written in a first person perspective... ''we're reading Harry's logs!''

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* In Turn Coat, we learn that Harry is in line to inherit the personal logs and diaries of a whole line of wizards dating back to the original Merlin. Then, we consider that all the stories are written in a first person perspective... ''we're we're reading Harry's logs!''logs.



* The swords themselves are linked to the three Christian Virtues: Faith (Fidelacchius), Hope (Esperacchius), and Love (Amoracchius)...and ''the greatest of these is love.'' I Corinthians 13:13. Even better, some translations have the three Christian Virtues as; Faith, Hope, and Charity (the name of Michael Carpenter's wife!)

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* The swords themselves are linked to the three Christian Virtues: Faith (Fidelacchius), Hope (Esperacchius), and Love (Amoracchius)...and ''the greatest of these is love.'' I Corinthians 13:13. Even better, some translations have the three Christian Virtues as; Faith, Hope, and Charity (the name of Michael Carpenter's wife!)wife).



* Thomas gets a burn on his neck, and claims it's from Lea having given him a kiss. This happens after Lea bargained with Susan for a year of her memories, and selected the ones about Harry, which she removed by kissing Susan. Either Lea got some of Susan's makeup on her lips when she did so - makeup that Susan had applied while thinking of how she wants to look her best for Harry, hence a token of her love for him - or the transferal infused some of Susan's actual love for Harry temporarily into Lea's lips. Either way, Lea then took the opportunity to test how genuine Susan's feelings for her godson were, by kissing Thomas and seeing if his White Court vulnerability was triggered. Harry's fairy godmother was running SecretTestOfCharacter scams all through that story!

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* Thomas gets a burn on his neck, and claims it's from Lea having given him a kiss. This happens after Lea bargained with Susan for a year of her memories, and selected the ones about Harry, which she removed by kissing Susan. Either Lea got some of Susan's makeup on her lips when she did so - makeup that Susan had applied while thinking of how she wants to look her best for Harry, hence a token of her love for him - or the transferal infused some of Susan's actual love for Harry temporarily into Lea's lips. Either way, Lea then took the opportunity to test how genuine Susan's feelings for her godson were, by kissing Thomas and seeing if his White Court vulnerability was triggered. Harry's fairy godmother was running SecretTestOfCharacter scams all through that story!story.



** And what does this have to do with the Unicorn? The Mothers are trying to help him and while they can't give him information they CAN ask him questions. And what question does Mother Winter ask? 'What Unicorn?'. Which has two implied meanings. One 'We don't have a unicorn' and two 'that isn't a unicorn.'. The Mother's conversations are properly cryptic. Once you know the key everything they say makes perfect sense. And it's all directly helping Harry!

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** And what does this have to do with the Unicorn? The Mothers are trying to help him and while they can't give him information they CAN ask him questions. And what question does Mother Winter ask? 'What Unicorn?'. Which has two implied meanings. One 'We don't have a unicorn' and two 'that isn't a unicorn.'. The Mother's conversations are properly cryptic. Once you know the key everything they say makes perfect sense. And it's all directly helping Harry!Harry.



* There's a very good reason why no Knight of the Cross came to the rescue when Harry was being disemboweled by Cassius. In ''Death Masks'', Harry arguably subverted the Knights' purpose and principles by giving Cassius that beating, so he got a thorough beating in return. In addition, Harry shows the view throughout ''Death Masks'' that the Denarians aren't really people and are entirely evil, and has no issues with passing judgment on Cassius as evil. When he's nearly killed by Cassius in ''Dead Beat'', what does he do? He makes a deal with Lasciel's shadow, the first step to becoming a Denarian himself. It's both a repercussion for his previous actions, and a chance to learn empathy by understanding the process by which someone could fall. It's not the Knights' job to save him from that lesson, or from the consequences of his own actions. As of ''Skin Game'' [[spoiler: we now know a incipient knight of the cross DID save him! WOOO FORESHADOWING!]]

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* There's a very good reason why no Knight of the Cross came to the rescue when Harry was being disemboweled by Cassius. In ''Death Masks'', Harry arguably subverted the Knights' purpose and principles by giving Cassius that beating, so he got a thorough beating in return. In addition, Harry shows the view throughout ''Death Masks'' that the Denarians aren't really people and are entirely evil, and has no issues with passing judgment on Cassius as evil. When he's nearly killed by Cassius in ''Dead Beat'', what does he do? He makes a deal with Lasciel's shadow, the first step to becoming a Denarian himself. It's both a repercussion for his previous actions, and a chance to learn empathy by understanding the process by which someone could fall. It's not the Knights' job to save him from that lesson, or from the consequences of his own actions. As of ''Skin Game'' [[spoiler: we now know a incipient knight of the cross DID save him! WOOO FORESHADOWING!]]him]].



* Harry, Mort Lindquist, Ortega and Father Vincent all appear on ''The Larry Fowler Show''. The studio's equipment progressively fails, and Harry blames his own imperfect control over his emotions for the malfunctions. However, we later learn that [[spoiler: "Father Vincent" was really Cassius, a Denarian and sorcerer, who'd altered his appearance with an active illusion]]. No ''wonder'' the studio went kablooee within minutes of the other two guests' arrival! This could actually be a stealth case of NiceJobFixingItVillain, too. Given that Ortega and the Denarians are operating independently of one another in this novel, it's likely that ''he'' had no more clue that [[spoiler: Father Vincent was an illusion-cloaked imposter]] than Harry did. In which case, Ortega would've assumed Harry's failed concentration was solely to blame for the cameras' malfunctions, and that Harry's willpower must not be very strong. Hence, his opting for "will" as the duel's format ... a choice which, in fact, actually gave Harry a ''much'' better chance of success than armed or unarmed combat would have. So in a sense, [[spoiler: Cassius ''saved'' Harry from getting dismembered by Ortega before sniper-Martin could get off a shot!]]
** [[spoiler: Not to mention that ''Literature/GhostStory'' reveals Mort was a much stronger practitioner than Harry realized, which also contributed to the equipment breakdown!]]

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* Harry, Mort Lindquist, Ortega and Father Vincent all appear on ''The Larry Fowler Show''. The studio's equipment progressively fails, and Harry blames his own imperfect control over his emotions for the malfunctions. However, we later learn that [[spoiler: "Father Vincent" was really Cassius, a Denarian and sorcerer, who'd altered his appearance with an active illusion]]. No ''wonder'' the studio went kablooee within minutes of the other two guests' arrival! arrival. This could actually be a stealth case of NiceJobFixingItVillain, too. Given that Ortega and the Denarians are operating independently of one another in this novel, it's likely that ''he'' had no more clue that [[spoiler: Father Vincent was an illusion-cloaked imposter]] than Harry did. In which case, Ortega would've assumed Harry's failed concentration was solely to blame for the cameras' malfunctions, and that Harry's willpower must not be very strong. Hence, his opting for "will" as the duel's format ... a choice which, in fact, actually gave Harry a ''much'' better chance of success than armed or unarmed combat would have. So in a sense, [[spoiler: Cassius ''saved'' Harry from getting dismembered by Ortega before sniper-Martin could get off a shot!]]
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shot. Not to mention that ''Literature/GhostStory'' reveals Mort was a much stronger practitioner than Harry realized, which also contributed to the equipment breakdown!]]breakdown]].



* When Harry leaves baby Mouse at the police station, he returns to find the puppy gnawing and shaking a battered old Snoopy toy kept to amuse visitors' children. Odds are, it's the ''same'' Snoopy that Harry'd used to hamstring the loup-garou a few books earlier, in a sympathetic-magic ritual using the creature's blood. Even as a pup, Mouse's foo dog senses could recognize the scent of years-old monster blood!

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* When Harry leaves baby Mouse at the police station, he returns to find the puppy gnawing and shaking a battered old Snoopy toy kept to amuse visitors' children. Odds are, it's the ''same'' Snoopy that Harry'd used to hamstring the loup-garou a few books earlier, in a sympathetic-magic ritual using the creature's blood. Even as a pup, Mouse's foo dog senses could recognize the scent of years-old monster blood!blood.



* In ''Dead Beat'', Harry is being beaten to death (and magically bound) by former Denarian Cassius, when he realizes that he has no plan B, and that the only thing that can save him is that Knights of the Cross tend to know when they're needed. He closes his eyes and silently prays for one, and who appears? [[spoiler:future Knight of the Cross '''Waldo Butters''', in his first appearance as a brave fighter.]]
** [[spoiler: And Uriel confirms that yes, this was indeed intentional on the part of the guys who send out Knights of the Cross.]]

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* In ''Dead Beat'', Harry is being beaten to death (and magically bound) by former Denarian Cassius, when he realizes that he has no plan B, and that the only thing that can save him is that Knights of the Cross tend to know when they're needed. He closes his eyes and silently prays for one, and who appears? [[spoiler:future Knight of the Cross '''Waldo Butters''', in his first appearance as a brave fighter.]]
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And Uriel confirms that yes, this was indeed intentional on the part of the guys who send out Knights of the Cross.]]



* Either foreshadowing or The Gatekeeper's prescience or maybe ThereAreNoCoincidences : Harry wants to find the black magic going on in Chicago, that the Gatekeeper has cryptically warned him personally about. He decides to do a difficult locating spell for fear, and spends half an hour preparing the ritual. At the last second before he begins, he's interrupted by a phone call... from the actual black magic practitioner! In a state of fear and desperation! Half an hour of prep gone to waste, he thinks. In hindsight, maybe not.



** Harry's role as Sam is amazingly accurate. Aside from what Sanya says, Harry has admitted that an ideal day would be spent at home, reading his books and hanging with Mouse and Mister, much like how all Sam wants to do is stay in Hobbiton and take care of his garden. Like Sam, Harry is suicidally loyal and willing to follow the people he loves into Hell itself. Also like Sam, Harry may seem a little dull and stupid at first, but has a hidden badass side, and successfully takes on things way out of his league. Lastly, Sam is the only member of the Fellowship to have a child by the end of the books/movies. A girl, no less.
*** Probably unintentional, but what does Lea use to guard Harry's apartment's Nevernever side? A pleasant garden.

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** Harry's role as Sam is amazingly accurate. Aside from what Sanya says, Harry has admitted that an ideal day would be spent at home, reading his books and hanging with Mouse and Mister, much like how all Sam wants to do is stay in Hobbiton and take care of his garden. Like Sam, Harry is suicidally loyal and willing to follow the people he loves into Hell itself. Also like Sam, Harry may seem a little dull and stupid at first, but has a hidden badass side, and successfully takes on things way out of his league. Lastly, Sam is the only member of the Fellowship to have a child by the end of the books/movies. A girl, no less.
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less. Probably unintentional, but what does Lea use to guard Harry's apartment's Nevernever side? A pleasant garden.



** Uriel's reaction also sheds light on [[spoiler: the transformation of Lasciel's Shadow in White Night. Harry nicknames her "Lash" just as she begins to question whether she can have her own, independent existence. By giving the shadow a Name ''without'' the angelic suffix, Harry may have actually made it possible for Lash to exercise free will.]]

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** * Uriel's reaction also sheds light on [[spoiler: the transformation of Lasciel's Shadow in White Night. Harry nicknames her "Lash" just as she begins to question whether she can have her own, independent existence. By giving the shadow a Name ''without'' the angelic suffix, Harry may have actually made it possible for Lash to exercise free will.]]



* Harry spends much of ''Ghost Story'' caught up in introspection, re-thinking how he's lived his life and where it went wrong. Initially, this doesn't seem that surprising: as a shade, he'd have every reason to dwell upon the past, and there's little he can do to affect the physical world, so he has no distractions to speak of. However, the short story "Bombshells" points out something interesting: the very best veils, and post-''Changes'' Molly's in particular, operate by subtly influencing potential witnesses to get lost in introspective thought and overlook details, even as they conceal their subject physically from view. Given how poor Harry himself is at veils, it's very likely that Lea's the one who taught Molly that subtlety ... and that Harry-the-shade spent so much time in self-reflection because ''Lea was following him around'', hidden by a veil, to observe the outcome of Uriel's "gamble" on Mab's behalf. Sneaky, sneaky faeries!

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* Harry spends much of ''Ghost Story'' caught up in introspection, re-thinking how he's lived his life and where it went wrong. Initially, this doesn't seem that surprising: as a shade, he'd have every reason to dwell upon the past, and there's little he can do to affect the physical world, so he has no distractions to speak of. However, the short story "Bombshells" points out something interesting: the very best veils, and post-''Changes'' Molly's in particular, operate by subtly influencing potential witnesses to get lost in introspective thought and overlook details, even as they conceal their subject physically from view. Given how poor Harry himself is at veils, it's very likely that Lea's the one who taught Molly that subtlety ... and that Harry-the-shade spent so much time in self-reflection because ''Lea was following him around'', hidden by a veil, to observe the outcome of Uriel's "gamble" on Mab's behalf. Sneaky, sneaky faeries!



* It's revealed that Lasciel's persuasion partially influenced Harry's suicide. In other words, she did to Harry ''exactly'' what he did to her shadow- ''and'' it turned out to be similarly ineffective! Harry died in part, but ended up living on, just as Lash died in part but lived on (through her daughter, Bonnie).

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* It's revealed that Lasciel's persuasion partially influenced Harry's suicide. In other words, she did to Harry ''exactly'' what he did to her shadow- ''and'' shadow--''and'' it turned out to be similarly ineffective! ineffective. Harry died in part, but ended up living on, just as Lash died in part but lived on (through her daughter, Bonnie).



** Also in ''Day Off'', [[BigBadWannabe Darth Wannabe]]'s van has inverted crosses painted on it. The inverted cross, also known as the Cross of St. Peter, really has the meaning of humility and unworthiness before Christ. This is a double-whammy: Any ''actual'' evil beings would likely know of the cross's true meaning, which pegs Darth Wannabe as, well, a wannabe, and if you take Harry as Jesus, then it shows just how utterly outclassed they are before him.

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** * Also in ''Day Off'', [[BigBadWannabe Darth Wannabe]]'s van has inverted crosses painted on it. The inverted cross, also known as the Cross of St. Peter, really has the meaning of humility and unworthiness before Christ. This is a double-whammy: Any ''actual'' evil beings would likely know of the cross's true meaning, which pegs Darth Wannabe as, well, a wannabe, and if you take Harry as Jesus, then it shows just how utterly outclassed they are before him.



* [[WordOfGod Word of Jim]] says that Ebenezer and the Merlin have a long-standing tension between them that goes back to their youth. We know that Morgan harassed Harry with the Merlin's encouragement while he was under the Doom of Damocles. We also know that the Doom holds the wizard who vouched for the parolee accountable as well, who in Harry's case was Eb. ''The Merlin was hoping that if Morgan took out Harry, he could kill Ebenezer as well!'' [[spoiler:A move that would have opened up the Council's position of Blackstaff, which the Merlin could have filled with someone more to his own liking.]] Harry's parole was a political play by the Merlin all along.
** Although the terms of Molly's parole imply that the Doom only applies to a warlock's ''teacher'' until the apprentice's training is complete. Harry wasn't an apprentice anymore when Morgan harassed him in ''Storm Front'', and it's unlikely Morgan would've been able to give Harry much of a hard time while he was still in Ebenezer's custody back in Missouri.



** Except Margaret had already "escaped" Lea's attentions by that point, because Lea can't claim someone who's dead.

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** Except Margaret had already "escaped" Lea's attentions by that point, because Lea can't claim someone who's dead.



* After ''Turn Coat'' reveals that [[spoiler: Peabody is using mind-control inks to influence the Senior Council]], it's clear that the Black Council has been [[spoiler: nudging their decisions in whatever direction it chooses]]. If you then re-read ''Proven Guilty'', you find out that [[spoiler: the Merlin was actually ''consulting the traitor'' for information during Molly's trial]]! Not only that, but the only reason why [=McCoy=], Listens-to-Wind, and Martha Liberty ''weren't'' subjected to this same [[spoiler: psychic influence]] was because they had been in the field when the hearing was called, not at headquarters where [[spoiler: Peabody]] could inflame their suspicions, too. Had they checked in long enough to [[spoiler: sign some paperwork]], one or more of them could've voted differently.

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* After ''Turn Coat'' reveals that [[spoiler: Peabody is using mind-control inks to influence the Senior Council]], it's clear that the Black Council has been [[spoiler: nudging their decisions in whatever direction it chooses]]. If you then re-read ''Proven Guilty'', you find out that [[spoiler: the Merlin was actually ''consulting the traitor'' for information during Molly's trial]]! trial]]. Not only that, but the only reason why [=McCoy=], Listens-to-Wind, and Martha Liberty ''weren't'' subjected to this same [[spoiler: psychic influence]] was because they had been in the field when the hearing was called, not at headquarters where [[spoiler: Peabody]] could inflame their suspicions, too. Had they checked in long enough to [[spoiler: sign some paperwork]], one or more of them could've voted differently.



* In ''Summer Knight'', the Red Court demands Harry's extradition from the White Council, and he's afraid they'll hand him over to be killed by Ortega in revenge. After the events of ''Changes'', an uglier potential motive than revenge seems evident: [[spoiler: if they'd taken Harry captive, the Reds could have kept him imprisoned and in torment for years while they finished their preparations for war, then sacrificed '''him''' at Chichen Itza to murder the Blackstaff]]!

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* In ''Summer Knight'', the Red Court demands Harry's extradition from the White Council, and he's afraid they'll hand him over to be killed by Ortega in revenge. After the events of ''Changes'', an uglier potential motive than revenge seems evident: [[spoiler: if they'd taken Harry captive, the Reds could have kept him imprisoned and in torment for years while they finished their preparations for war, then sacrificed '''him''' at Chichen Itza to murder the Blackstaff]]!Blackstaff]].



* When Thomas wishes Harry a happy birthday in ''Dead Beat'', he also remarks that he was a bit surprised he'd remembered to do so. At first, it seems like they've just been too busy to think about things like that. But when you stop to consider how Margaret Dresden died, you realized that Thomas could '''never''' forget Halloween's significance to their family, because for him, it's [[spoiler: ''the day his father murdered his mother'']]. So what surprised him was probably ''not'' that he'd remembered the date of Harry's birthday, but rather, that he'd remembered Harry considers it a day of birthday celebration, and [[spoiler: not grief for their Mom]].
* [[spoiler: So Odin is Santa Claus right? Seems nice enough considering that he is a good guy.................Until you start wondering, who the hell [[EvilCounterpart is Krampus?]] who could possibly match the AllFather......Unless it is Odin himself that is Krampus]]
* FringeLogic
** I've forgotten who said this, but in Ghost Story, while Harry was talking about the Grey Ghost's/[[spoiler: Corpsetaker's]] plans to [[spoiler: possess Mortimer]], whoever it was that was talking to Harry said that [[spoiler: the Corpsetaker only needed someone with latent magical ability to express her( they spend almost all their appearances female, and part of the one male one trying to GrandTheftMe a female. I'm sticking with the female pronoun) full power. Luccio cannot express her full power in her current body. So... what, is it a special technique? Possibly involving necro, etco, or Neuromancy? Is the Captain of the Wardens just a lesson in grey magic or two away from her full strength? Or is it an experience thing, the kind that can only be gotten through frequent jumps into new bodies? Becoming more "fluid", less sensitive to the body's magical potential?]]
** The reason the Corpsetaker needs someone with magical affinity and even permission during Ghost Story is because she's still very weak. After she eats the Lector Specters, she's able to swap with Butters at will, and he has no magical ability. Harry explains this as it happens.

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* When Thomas wishes Harry a happy birthday in ''Dead Beat'', he also remarks that he was a bit surprised he'd remembered to do so. At first, it seems like they've just been too busy to think about things like that. But when you stop to consider how Margaret Dresden died, you realized that Thomas could '''never''' forget Halloween's significance to their family, because for him, it's [[spoiler: ''the day his father murdered his mother'']]. So what surprised him was probably ''not'' that he'd remembered the date of Harry's birthday, but rather, that he'd remembered Harry considers it a day of birthday celebration, and [[spoiler: not grief for their Mom]].
* [[spoiler: So Odin is Santa Claus right? Seems nice enough considering that he is a good guy.................Until you start wondering, who the hell [[EvilCounterpart is Krampus?]] who could possibly match the AllFather......Unless it is Odin himself that is Krampus]]
* FringeLogic
** I've forgotten who said this, but in Ghost Story, while Harry was talking about the Grey Ghost's/[[spoiler: Corpsetaker's]] plans to [[spoiler: possess Mortimer]], whoever it was that was talking to Harry said that [[spoiler: the Corpsetaker only needed someone with latent magical ability to express her( they spend almost all their appearances female, and part of the one male one trying to GrandTheftMe a female. I'm sticking with the female pronoun) full power. Luccio cannot express her full power in her current body. So... what, is it a special technique? Possibly involving necro, etco, or Neuromancy? Is the Captain of the Wardens just a lesson in grey magic or two away from her full strength? Or is it an experience thing, the kind that can only be gotten through frequent jumps into new bodies? Becoming more "fluid", less sensitive to the body's magical potential?]]
** The reason the Corpsetaker needs someone with magical affinity and even permission during Ghost Story is because she's still very weak. After she eats the Lector Specters, she's able to swap with Butters at will, and he has no magical ability. Harry explains this as it happens.
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* [[spoiler: So Odin is Santa Claus right? Seems nice enough considering that he is a good guy.................Until you start wondering, who the hell [[EvilCounterpart is Krampus?]] who could possibly match the AllFather......Unless it is Odin himself that is Krampus]]
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** [[spoiler: Not to mention that ''Literature/GhostStory'' reveals Mort was a much stronger practitioner than Harry realized, which also contributed to the equipment breakdown!]]
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** Uriel's reaction also sheds light on [[spoiler: the transformation of Lasciel's Shadow in White Night. Harry nicknames her "Lash" just as she begins to question whether she can have her own, independent existence. By giving the shadow a Name ''without'' the angelic suffix, Harry may have actually made it possible for Lash to exercise free will.]]
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** Thomas is the easiest as Legolas. Other than being the most pretty male, Thomas comes from a race of inhumanly beautiful creatures, stronger, faster, and longer-lived than humans.

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** Thomas is the easiest as Legolas. Other than being the most pretty prettiest male, Thomas comes from a race of inhumanly beautiful creatures, stronger, faster, stronger and longer-lived faster than humans.humans, and immortal except through injury.
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