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26th Feb '18 9:54:31 AM MasterFuzzy
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* TakeAThirdOption: It is illegal to use humans for necromancy, but they are far better vessels for magic power? Harry's solution: [[spoiler: since the ''older'' the remains, the more power they can hold, he raises a millions-years-old ''fossil'', giving him a vessel that makes a human corpse look like a shot glass.]]

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* TakeAThirdOption: It is illegal to use humans for necromancy, but they are far better vessels for magic power? power. Harry's solution: [[spoiler: since the ''older'' the remains, the more power they can hold, he raises a millions-years-old ''fossil'', giving him a vessel that makes a human corpse look like a shot glass.]]
12th Feb '18 6:11:00 PM CheeseDogX
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* NoodleIncident: Murphy comes back from her trip to Hawaii with her arm in a sling. When Harry asks, she only says that it was an interesting week.
1st Feb '18 1:58:25 PM CheeseDogX
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* MistakenForGay: Twice in this book alone, people assume that Harry and Thomas are a couple.

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* MistakenForGay: Twice in this book alone, people assume that Harry and Thomas are a couple. Thomas plays it up the second time ForTheLulz.
1st Feb '18 1:54:53 PM CheeseDogX
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* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Waldo flat-out calls Thomas "hot."


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* MistakenForGay: Twice in this book alone, people assume that Harry and Thomas are a couple.
1st Feb '18 1:40:20 PM CheeseDogX
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* UnwittingPawn: A few times near the end. [[spoiler:In particular, Harry inadvertently does Cowl's work for him by calling up the Erlking (and, because Harry was trying to keep him trapped, all Cowl had to do was whack Harry in the back of the head to set the Erlking loose), then ends up leading Grevane to the ''Word of Kemmler'', something Grevane could not have done on his own. He gets better, though]].

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* UnwittingPawn: A few times near the end. [[spoiler:In particular, Harry inadvertently does Cowl's work for him by calling up the Erlking (and, because Harry was trying to keep him trapped, all Cowl had to do was whack Harry in the back of the head to set the Erlking loose), then ends up leading Grevane to the ''Word of Kemmler'', something Grevane could not have done on his own. own]]. He gets better, though]].though.
1st Feb '18 1:22:49 PM CheeseDogX
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* LovableCoward: Subverted by Butters. [[SelfDeprecation He admits it about himself]], and Thomas points it out in a genial fashion, but despite his frequent screaming Harry realizes that Butters never actually does anything cowardly.

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* LovableCoward: Subverted by Butters. [[SelfDeprecation He admits it about himself]], and Thomas points it out in a genial fashion, but despite his frequent screaming Harry realizes that Butters never actually does anything cowardly. He just wasn't experienced in dealing with pants-wetting fear.
1st Feb '18 1:17:20 PM CheeseDogX
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* LetsGetDangerous: An off-screen moment when [[spoiler:the ''entire'' Senior Council goes to the front lines of the war to reclaim the captured warden]].

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* LetsGetDangerous: An off-screen moment when [[spoiler:the ''entire'' Senior Council goes to the front lines of the war to reclaim the captured warden]]. Butters gets one too, when he [[spoiler: jumps Liverspots in the museum]].
1st Feb '18 1:15:24 PM CheeseDogX
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* InMysteriousWays: Some of God's plans from previous books have consequences that play out here and help Harry. In particular, Michael helped Harry stop a mad ghost from killing infants in a hospital in ''Grave Peril'', and in this book Harry meets a man who helps Harry only because he knows Harry did something and the cases of Sudden-Infant Death Syndrome dropped significantly after that night.

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* InMysteriousWays: Some of God's plans from previous books have consequences that play out here and help Harry. In particular, Michael helped Harry stop a mad ghost from killing infants in a hospital in ''Grave Peril'', and in this book Harry meets a man who helps Harry only because he knows Harry did something and the cases of Sudden-Infant Death Syndrome dropped significantly after that night. Also, later in the book Harry stands up to torture because he's sure that God will send one of His champions to rescue him. [[spoiler: Walso Butters arrives in the nick of time, in a very subtle form of {{Foreshadowing}}]].
1st Feb '18 1:11:42 PM CheeseDogX
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* IJustWantToBeBadass: Waldo Butters, about 120lbs soaking wet, tried to become part of the US military but washed out of boot camp. Same with the police. He failed both times but still had the push to be stronger. [[spoiler:This spark helped him push past his fear and control so that he could help Harry at crucial moments]].

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* IJustWantToBeBadass: Waldo Butters, about 120lbs soaking wet, tried to become part of the US military but washed out of boot camp. Same with the police. He failed both times but still had the push to be stronger. [[spoiler:This spark helped him push past his fear and control so that he could help Harry at crucial moments]].moments. It's also the spark that pushes him to become even more badass over the rest of the series]].
1st Feb '18 12:26:02 PM CheeseDogX
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Butcher'd originally planned ''Dead Beat'' to be the ''eighth'' Dresden novel, but his publishers urged him to make his seventh book an especially spectacular one to mark the first hardcover release of the series, so he swapped this one and ''Proven Guilty''. Cue the [[spoiler:zombie dinosaur]].
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