History Fridge / TheDresdenFiles

23rd Jul '17 7:34:03 PM MasterFuzzy
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** Of course, there's also the fact that, as Michael pointed out, last time someone threatened his daughter, [[spoiler: the ''entire Red Court'']] got wiped off the map. When [[spoiler: Nicodemus attacks,]] as a direct result, he loses many, if not all, of his squires and runs away panicked. Even if some baddie does find out who Maggie really is, they'll probably think twice about messing with her.



** It becomes really apparent when one reads ''Aftermath'' and see things from Murphy's perspective, or ''Even hand'' and see things from Marcone's perspective. The kind of detailed description of feminine form doesn't occur in those stories because neither Murphy nor Marcone are those kinds of people. Sure, we have Murphy noting that Andi has a good figure, but less detail is devoted to her than was devoted by Harry to Michael and Sanya's epic Spartan physiques in ''Small Favor''.

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** It becomes really apparent when one reads ''Aftermath'' and see things from Murphy's perspective, or ''Even hand'' Hand'' and see things from Marcone's perspective. The kind of detailed description of feminine form doesn't occur in those stories because neither Murphy nor Marcone are those kinds of people. Sure, we have Murphy noting that Andi has a good figure, but less detail is devoted to her than was devoted by Harry to Michael and Sanya's epic Spartan physiques in ''Small Favor''.
18th Jun '17 3:14:15 PM starjammer05
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** Let's not forget that Morgan's teacher was Luccio.
10th May '17 8:34:55 PM SCMof2814
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* In retrospect, it becomes clear that of the terrible choices Harry could have made in "Changes" (Mad, the Darkhallow, or the Denarians), he not only made the best choice, but also the only choice that would have actually worked. The Darkhallow would not have worked because [[spoiler: it was not Halloween, and thus he would not have ascended, just ended up killing a whole lot of innocents for nothing, since if he couldn't ascend, then all that power would only have made him explode.]] Taking up a Denarius would also not have worked because [[spoiler:the only one he would even have a hope of calling on in time is Lasciel's, and as we saw, she was so pissed at him she lied to get him to kill himself. Even if she ''might'' have been willing to agree, between her and his spirit of intellect daughter, there would not have been enough room in his brain (he'd already been having headaches for years, and that was with her limiting herself), which would likely have exploded from having ''two'' insanely strong spiritual beings in it.]] Given this, taking up the Winter Knight's mantle is the ONLY move that wasn't futile or instantly going to kill him.
8th May '17 6:56:35 PM SCMof2814
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** [[spoiler: Finally, there is the tenth member of the party. The last 'secret' member, who went through all the same things the Fellowship did, but did it alone and unregarded, with only Gandalf really aware of their presence from the start. Weak and unregarded, a shriveled husk of a once-great being, at the penultimate moment, theirs is that action that ultimately saved the world. Like making a blank spot in someones head two minutes wide to keep them from going insane. Hello, little spirit of knowledge.]]

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** [[spoiler: Finally, there is the tenth member of the party. The last 'secret' member, who went through all the same things the Fellowship did, but did it alone and unregarded, with only Gandalf really aware of their presence from the start. Weak and unregarded, small, a shriveled husk of a once-great being, at the penultimate moment, theirs is that action that ultimately saved the world. Like making a blank spot in someones head two minutes wide to keep them from going insane. Hello, little spirit of knowledge.]]
8th May '17 6:50:45 PM SCMof2814
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** The remaining three members aren't specified, but it can be speculated that Karrin and Molly are [[ThoseTwoGuys Pippin and Merry]], which leaves Susan with Frodo. Haunted by a burden that she didn't want, she slowly grows detached from her humanity and leaves everything she knows behind to travel to a faraway land to attempt to find a new life. Of all the members, Susan was closest with Harry, who was devastated when she left, but knew that it was for the best. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for Susan, she doesn't get a happy ending. Like Frodo, at the final moment she is consumed by the darkness she's been carrying for so long, but unlike Frodo it results in her death.]]

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** The remaining three members aren't specified, but it can be speculated that Karrin and Molly are [[ThoseTwoGuys Pippin and Merry]], which leaves Susan with Frodo. Haunted by a burden that she didn't want, she slowly grows detached from her humanity and leaves everything she knows behind to travel to a faraway land to attempt to find a new life. Of all the members, Susan was closest with Harry, who was devastated when she left, but knew that it was for the best. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for Susan, she doesn't get a happy ending. Like Frodo, at the final moment she is consumed by the darkness she's been carrying for so long, but unlike Frodo it results in her death. Or, if you want to be generous, that being consumed by the darkness did not stop her from doing her part to end the great evil they were up against.]]
** [[spoiler: Finally, there is the tenth member of the party. The last 'secret' member, who went through all the same things the Fellowship did, but did it alone and unregarded, with only Gandalf really aware of their presence from the start. Weak and unregarded, a shriveled husk of a once-great being, at the penultimate moment, theirs is that action that ultimately saved the world. Like making a blank spot in someones head two minutes wide to keep them from going insane. Hello, little spirit of knowledge.
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24th Apr '17 5:04:18 PM JacktheSecond
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** In a later book, Thomas explains that White Court vampires only get burnt when they are attempting to feed. ''Thomas was attempting to feed on Lea.''
23rd Apr '17 5:47:12 PM JacktheSecond
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* When Butters goes out to fight Nicodemus, he puts on Harry's duster ... which still has the "knife" from the Jesus collection. Butters goes into the fight carrying the ''Spear of Destiny''.
23rd Apr '17 8:55:46 AM MasterFuzzy
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** And ''Aftermath'' is Murphy's notes that he added in, maybe as a lesson to future readers not to underestimate a BadassNormal.


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* Harry starting the war with the Red Court for Susan's sake becomes a total Tearjerker after ''Changes.'' [[spoiler: He began the war to save her life and protect her from becoming a vampire. He ended the war by tricking her into sating her bloodlust and murdering her.]]


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** Aside from any advice Malcolm gives, just giving Harry the opportunity to talk to his Dad is very much something that the above would do.
14th Apr '17 7:11:21 AM zarpaulus
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* Three-Eye being illegal, normally it takes time to get a new drug banned but Three-Eye contains peyote and hallucinogenic mushrooms, and the base is absinthe, which was banned in the States at the time of writing.
13th Apr '17 9:57:44 AM MasterFuzzy
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* Kincaid serving as Ivy's bodyguard makes a huge mount of sense when one considers that most of Ivy's power comes from magic, whereas Kincaid's primary means of beating ass is with guns, melee weapons, and physical power. They're an excellent compliment for one another who can support each other in areas that they can't cover.

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* Kincaid serving as Ivy's bodyguard makes a huge mount of sense when one considers that most of Ivy's power comes from magic, whereas Kincaid's primary means of beating ass is with guns, melee weapons, and physical power. They're an excellent compliment complement for one another who can support each other in areas that they can't cover.



* Consider all the paperwork probably generated about Harry: police reports, White Court records, his own case files, increasingly antagonistic reports from villians. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Ivy knows exactly what sort of man Harry is and knows he would protect her]].

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* Consider all the paperwork probably generated about Harry: police reports, White Court records, his own case files, increasingly antagonistic reports from villians.villains. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Ivy knows exactly what sort of man Harry is and knows he would protect her]].


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** [[HeartwarmingInHindsight And yet he joins the Council anyway without a second thought, in order to protect Harry.]]


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* It's mentioned several times that magic requires strong belief and emotion to pull off. So how is Harry able to kill off ''every single Red Court vampire?'' Well, he's just murdered the woman he loves, which was only the latest part of the TraumaCongaLine he's been through all book, not to mention with decades of experience turning pain and anger into magic. As for belief? These guys are responsible for Susan being turned, his rape, and pretty much the whole above-mentioned TraumaCongaLine, not to mention that he's in full-on PapaWolf mode. Not too surprising that he can pull it off, really.
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