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2nd Jan '17 4:37:32 PM sgamer82
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* The appearance of Harry's father is something not seen before or since ''Dead Beat''. Malcolm Dresden notes that under normal circumstances he could never do so, and could only do so now because someone else crossed a line in trying to influence Harry. This can be presumed to be Lasciel, [[spoiler:who had spoken to Harry as Sheila not long before]], due to the rustling of the demon in the scene's background as soon as it's mentioned. The important detail, however, is in the terminology, Malcolm's insistence that he could only act because the other side "crossed a line." This has consistently been how Uriel justifies acting directly in ''Small Favor'', ''Ghost Story'', and ''Skin Game''. He can only act because someone else, usually the Denarians, have already broken the rules. This strongly suggests that Uriel is responsible for giving Malcolm the opportunity to advise his son. While speculative, it's further helped by the revelation at the end of ''Skin Game'' that [[spoiler:Uriel's side has been moving events as early as ''Dead Beat'', such as having Knight-to-Be Butters be the one to rescue Harry when he was hoping for a Knight of the Cross]].
17th Dec '16 5:10:00 PM MaberanUltimatePotato
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* Shiro's name is a good hint of both his character and his ultimate fate. Shiro means 'white', which symbolizes purity in Western countries, showing his kind and patient nature. [[spoiler: White also symbolizes death in Eastern countries, hinting at Shiro's death at the hands of the Denarians. "Shi" also sounds like the Japanese word for "Death."]]

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* Shiro's name is a good hint of both his character and his ultimate fate. Shiro means 'white', which symbolizes purity in Western countries, showing his kind and patient nature. [[spoiler: White also symbolizes death in Eastern countries, hinting at Shiro's death at the hands of the Denarians. "Shi" is also sounds like the sound of the Japanese word kanji for "Death."]]
13th Dec '16 10:30:36 PM Domino355
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** Hell, it includes humanity's most private moments. Every diary entry, and in the digital age, every freaking blog, post or even text messages (they don't have to be sent even. Just written). She basically knows every secret desire ''anyone'' has. Across the world.
29th Nov '16 9:11:38 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* The pairings of necromancer with drummer all make perfect sense. Cowl is so powerful that he wouldn't have much use for has-been Cassius or a brute like Li Xian, and Kumori's ethics are something neither Grevane nor Corpsetaker would put up with in an underling. Grevane wouldn't want Li Xian working for him because the ghoul would be too tempted to eat his corporeal-zombie minions, and he already has all the thugpower he needs: a ''smart'' ally like Cassius is much more useful for herding his meat puppets around. Cassius has had centuries of experience sharing his mind with a Fallen, so Corpsetaker would be wary of dealing with him closely -- who knows what mental defenses he's built up, that could balk her from manipulating his thoughts or usurping his body if she felt the need? -- but Li Xian can feel safe from mental usurpation in her company (who would want to be a ghoul?) and gets to snack on her victims, since she only needs peoples' ghosts and minds, not their corpses. Sick, but practical.

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* The pairings of necromancer with drummer all make perfect sense. Cowl is so powerful that he wouldn't have much use for has-been Cassius or a brute like Li Xian, and Kumori's ethics are something neither Grevane nor Corpsetaker would put up with in an underling. Grevane wouldn't want Li Xian working for him because the ghoul would be too tempted to eat his corporeal-zombie minions, and he already has all the thugpower he needs: a ''smart'' ally like Cassius is much more useful for herding his meat puppets around. Cassius has had centuries of experience sharing his mind with a Fallen, so Corpsetaker would be wary of dealing with him closely -- who knows what mental defenses he's built up, that could balk her from manipulating his thoughts or usurping his body if she felt the need? -- but Li Xian can feel safe from mental usurpation in her company (who would want ''want'' to be a ghoul?) and gets to snack on her victims, since she only needs peoples' ghosts and minds, not their corpses. Sick, but practical.practical.
** And then there's the fourth pair- Harry and Butters. Harry quite clearly disagrees with Kumori's goals, so there's no way he'd have her. He has personal issues with Cassius and dislikes ghouls on general principle, so those two are out. Butters is an ordinary human, so he'd be BeneathNotice to the other necromancers. Since he's a moral person (and huge nerd) like Harry, so Harry would pretty easily befriend him and have good reason to ask him to help out.
18th Nov '16 9:33:26 AM TheFuzzyKnight
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** Sanya is Aragorn. Growing up with a traumatic childhood, Sanya finds peace and accepts his new destiny. Like Aragorn, Sanya is a descendant of kings (Saladin).

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** Sanya is Aragorn. Growing up with a traumatic childhood, Sanya finds peace and accepts his new destiny. Like Aragorn, Sanya is a descendant of kings (Saladin).(Saladin), and it's upon receiving a historically and magically significant sword (Fidelacchius/Durendal and Anduril/Narsil) that he takes on the mantle meant for him.



** Reread ''Changes'' and you'll find tons of foreshadowing of [[spoiler: Martin's fate.]] [[spoiler: Martin]] is unobtrusively assigned the role of Boromir. A man with his heart in the right place. [[spoiler:He was seduced by the Ring and corrupted by its power, but realized what it was doing to him, shook off its influence, and in the end sacrificed himself to protect the friends he had come to love. Sort of what happened to Martin.]]
** 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.
** 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.]]

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** Reread ''Changes'' and you'll find tons of foreshadowing of [[spoiler: Martin's fate.]] [[spoiler: Martin]] is unobtrusively assigned the role of Boromir. A man with his heart in the right place. [[spoiler:He was seduced by the Ring and corrupted by its power, but realized what it was doing to him, shook off its influence, and in the end sacrificed himself to protect the friends he had come to love. Sort of what happened to Martin.Martin, just over a centuries-long lifespan. Additionally, it's each character's sense of duty to their respective Fellowships that drives their sacrifice.]]
** 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. That loyalty is what protects both of them from the temptation of dark power: Sam has no desire to carry the Ring because the only thing that matters to him is helping Frodo in his quest, and Harry won't let himself become a monster because then he'll be the same as everything he's tried to protect his loved ones from. 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.
** 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.]]
3rd Nov '16 4:04:51 PM dlchen145
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* Considering how bent out of shape the Fey when even a ''mortal'' uses iron to combat them, imagine how the rest of Faerie must now regard the Za-Lord's Guard, a ragtag swarm of Little Folk [[spoiler: ''who murder the SUMMER LADY with steel boxcutters'']]. It's a good thing they're protected by way of having been obeying their Lord's orders at the time, since the rest of Faerie probably now ranks them somewhere between [[{{Badass}} "notorious"]] [[DirtyBusiness and]] [[MoralEventHorizon "war criminals"]].

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* Considering how bent out of shape the Fey when even a ''mortal'' uses iron to combat them, imagine how the rest of Faerie must now regard the Za-Lord's Guard, a ragtag swarm of Little Folk [[spoiler: ''who murder the SUMMER LADY with steel boxcutters'']]. It's a good thing they're protected by way of having been obeying their Lord's orders at the time, since the rest of Faerie probably now ranks them somewhere between [[{{Badass}} "notorious"]] between "notorious" [[DirtyBusiness and]] [[MoralEventHorizon "war criminals"]].
12th Sep '16 8:29:32 AM MrDeath
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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]].
* In ''Cold Days'' when [[spoiler:Molly]] becomes the Winter Lady, Mab tells Harry that she ''had'' been groomed to become a Fae Queen, but Mab had intended her for Summer (and Sarissa for Winter). At first glance, that seems like it would have been a slightly brighter fate. But in fact Mab had intended to [[spoiler:place Harry and Molly on opposite sides of the unending struggle between Summer and Winter, permanently separating them.]]

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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]].
* In ''Cold Days'' when [[spoiler:Molly]] becomes the Winter Lady, Mab tells Harry that she ''had'' been groomed to become a Fae Queen, but Mab had intended her for Summer (and Sarissa for Winter). At first glance, that seems like it would have been a slightly brighter fate. But in fact Mab had intended to [[spoiler:place Harry and Molly on opposite sides of the unending struggle between Summer and Winter, permanently separating them.]]
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11th Sep '16 3:26:04 PM CarrieVS
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* In ''Cold Days'' when [[spoiler:Molly]] becomes the Winter Lady, Mab tells Harry that she ''had'' been groomed to become a Fae Queen, but Mab had intended her for Summer (and Sarissa for Winter). At first glance, that seems like it would have been a slightly brighter fate. Mab had intended to [[spoiler:place Harry and Molly on opposite sides of the unending struggle between Summer and Winter, permanently separating them.]]

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* In ''Cold Days'' when [[spoiler:Molly]] becomes the Winter Lady, Mab tells Harry that she ''had'' been groomed to become a Fae Queen, but Mab had intended her for Summer (and Sarissa for Winter). At first glance, that seems like it would have been a slightly brighter fate. But in fact Mab had intended to [[spoiler:place Harry and Molly on opposite sides of the unending struggle between Summer and Winter, permanently separating them.]]
11th Sep '16 3:25:25 PM CarrieVS
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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]].

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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]].Mom]].
* In ''Cold Days'' when [[spoiler:Molly]] becomes the Winter Lady, Mab tells Harry that she ''had'' been groomed to become a Fae Queen, but Mab had intended her for Summer (and Sarissa for Winter). At first glance, that seems like it would have been a slightly brighter fate. Mab had intended to [[spoiler:place Harry and Molly on opposite sides of the unending struggle between Summer and Winter, permanently separating them.]]
10th Sep '16 10:39:37 AM reteov
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* Mab is pretty cold and calculating. We've seen that time and again from her interactions with Harry pre-Knighthood. Mother Winter called Mab "too romantic." Titania said that Mab was dedicated to logic and the mind. So we can see what is a pattern for the Winter Queens; logic and reason, vs. Summer's emotional impulses. With this in mind, consider Maeve; she is irrational, egotistical, and petty, all pretty emotional drives. And then we're introduced to the "Nemesis," an outsider corruption that changes the nature of one who is infected to be more helpful to the outsider cause. So, with these three facts, it becomes obvious which of the Winter Queens were afflicted with Nemesis. [[spoiler: This suggests that we will be seeing Molly become more rational and cold in future books, which has already been hinted as of SkinGame.]]

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* Mab is pretty cold and calculating. We've seen that time and again from her interactions with Harry pre-Knighthood. Mother Winter called Mab "too romantic." Titania said that Mab was dedicated to logic and the mind. So we can see what is a pattern for the Winter Queens; logic and reason, vs. Summer's emotional impulses. With this in mind, consider Maeve; she is irrational, egotistical, and petty, all pretty emotional drives. And then we're introduced to the "Nemesis," an outsider corruption that changes the nature of one who is infected to be more helpful to the outsider cause. So, with these three facts, it becomes obvious which of the Winter Queens were afflicted with Nemesis. Nemesis.
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[[spoiler: This also suggests that we will be seeing Molly become more rational and cold in future books, as she continues to work for Winter, which has already been hinted as of SkinGame.]]
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