History Literature / GravePeril

15th Feb '16 2:44:12 AM Mad_Spy
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** Even deeper is [[spoiler:with Marva and the above mentioned Black cloaks working to either cause war between the White Council and Red Court or kill Harry Dresden.]]

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** Even deeper is [[spoiler:with Marva Mavra and the above mentioned Black cloaks working to either cause war between the White Council and Red Court or kill Harry Dresden.]]
5th Sep '15 6:21:06 AM isoycrazy
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* ChekhovsGun: Bianca's party introduces several of them, in addition to being a who's-who of Chekhov's Gunmen (see below). The gravestone (and the cemetery plot that goes along with it) become significant in ''Literature/GhostStory'', and the black athame is referenced again in ''Literature/ProvenGuilty'' and ''Literature/ColdDays''.

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
** Harry and Michael saving the children from Agatha's ghost would come back to help Harry in a later book.
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Bianca's party introduces several of them, in addition to being a who's-who of Chekhov's Gunmen (see below). The gravestone (and the cemetery plot that goes along with it) become significant in ''Literature/GhostStory'', and the black athame is referenced again in ''Literature/ProvenGuilty'' and ''Literature/ColdDays''.



** Later, Harry warns [[spoiler:Lea of making a deal with Michael. As Harry just consumed a deadly poison and Michael had a milk made of a thistle used to counteract it, but not completely cure Harry, Lea almost accepts the thistle as a gift, meaning she would be deeply indebted to Michael. Harry provides his own deal in exchange for the drink and Lea admits he played her well.]]
* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Harry and Michael run into Ferrovax at Bianca's party. [[spoiler:The dragon treats Michael with courtesy, despite the Knight's having killed one of his kind. Harry, not so much]].

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** Later, Harry warns [[spoiler:Lea of making this is inverted when[[spoiler:Lea must make a deal with the genuinely good Michael. As Harry just consumed a deadly poison and Michael had a milk made of a thistle used to counteract it, but not completely cure Harry, Lea almost accepts the thistle as a gift, meaning she would be deeply indebted to Michael. Harry provides his own deal in exchange for the drink and Lea admits he played her well.]]
* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Harry and Michael run into Ferrovax at Bianca's party. Ferrovax is a major power whose true form would damage, if not just break, Reality (and Harry's mind). [[spoiler:The dragon treats Michael with courtesy, despite the Knight's having killed one of his kind. Harry, not so much]].



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Even though Rudolph is a {{Jerkass}} to Harry and skeptical of the supernatural in this book, he also shows genuine concern for Murphy, promising to kill Harry if he lets Murphy gets hurt, and Harry takes the threat seriously. This is in stark contrast to his appearances in later books, where he has become something of a SitComArchNemesis to Murphy within the police department, and ends up flagrantly breaking the law himself in order to depose her and get Harry arrested, [[UngratefulBastard even after they save his life]]. This change could be attributed to his becoming so fed up of working on cases he can't let himself believe are genuine that he's willing to try anything to get out of the department, but it's still pretty jarring to contrast the apparent JerkWithAHeartOfGold in this book with the JerkWithAHeartOfJerk in the later ones.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Even though Rudolph is a {{Jerkass}} to Harry and skeptical of the supernatural in this book, he also shows genuine concern for Murphy, promising to kill Harry if he lets Murphy gets hurt, and Harry takes the threat seriously. This is in stark contrast to his appearances in later books, where he has become something of a SitComArchNemesis to Murphy within the police department, and ends up flagrantly breaking the law himself in order to depose her and get Harry arrested, [[UngratefulBastard even after they save his life]]. This [[note]]This change could be attributed to his becoming so fed up of working on cases he can't let himself believe are genuine that he's willing to try anything to get out of the department, but it's still pretty jarring to contrast the apparent JerkWithAHeartOfGold in this book with the JerkWithAHeartOfJerk in the later ones.[[/note]]



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:Susan trades one year of her memories to Lea in return for releasing Harry from the aftereffects of breaking his bargain with her. It's ''so'' laser-guided, Lea is able to select just the memories of her choice ... namely, all Susan's memories of Harry, Michael, or the exchange itself.]]

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* KnightTemplar: Michael Carpenter averts this idea. He serves Him, but doesn't act as judge or jury. Learning Harry made a deal with Lea years ago, and sees him trying to break it doesn't provoke him to strike Harry for his sins or cry a HolierThanThou doctrine. He is a good, kind soul.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:Susan trades one year of her memories to Lea in return for releasing Harry from the aftereffects of breaking his bargain with her. It's ''so'' laser-guided, Lea is able to select just the memories of her choice ... namely, all Susan's memories of Harry, Michael, or the exchange itself.]]]] However, [[spoiler:by Susan remembering her love for Harry helps her undo Lea's enchantment]].
20th Aug '15 8:43:46 AM MrDeath
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* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler:in ''Storm Front'', when Harry visited Bianca in her brothel, she attacked him and he protected himself. Bloodlust set on her so much that she killed her partner/slave. Who does she blame? Harry, for defending himself. That's why she goes after him, and helps the Nightmare.]]

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* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler:in In ''Storm Front'', when Harry visited Bianca in her brothel, she attacked him and he protected himself. Bloodlust set on her so much that she killed her partner/slave. Who does she blame? Harry, for defending himself. That's why she goes after him, and helps the Nightmare.]]Harry.
20th Aug '15 7:00:45 AM Milarqui
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* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler:in ''Storm Front'', when Harry visited Bianca in her brothel, she attacked him and he protected himself. Bloodlust set on her so much that she killed her partner/slave. Who does she blame? Harry, for defending himself. That's why she goes after him, and helps the Nightmare.]]
19th Feb '15 3:55:29 AM lolface123
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** When Harry and Michael manage to focus Agatha's attention by reminding her of what she did in life and telling her to cross over, she goes ''completely and utterly AxCrazy'' and turning their attention from the babies to them.

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** When Harry and Michael manage to focus Agatha's attention by reminding her of what she did in life and telling her to cross over, she goes ''completely and utterly AxCrazy'' and turning their her attention from the babies to them.
19th Feb '15 3:53:47 AM lolface123
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**When Harry and Michael manage to focus Agatha's attention by reminding her of what she did in life and telling her to cross over, she goes ''completely and utterly AxCrazy'' and turning their attention from the babies to them.
25th Jan '15 1:13:11 PM ZimFan89
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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: At the climax, Bianca seems completely unable to understand why Dresden is willing to [[spoiler: start a war with the Red Court]] just to save Susan, especially since the latter [[spoiler: has been partially converted into a vampire]].



* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Harry faces a choice: [[spoiler:allow Susan to be taken away by Bianca, likely turned into a full monster and walk away with peace and staying in the safety of the laws of the supernatural world, or save his beloved and make one final act of violating Sacred Hospitality he previously violated and set off a war]]. Harry takes the later.

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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Harry faces a choice: [[spoiler:allow Susan to be taken away by Bianca, likely turned into a full monster and walk away with peace and staying in the safety of the laws of the supernatural world, or save his beloved and make one final act of violating Sacred Hospitality he previously violated and set off a war]]. Harry takes the later. latter.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: At the climax, Bianca's mortal security get a taste of Harry's magic, and promptly flee the premises.
17th Dec '14 2:23:01 AM Bronzethumb
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[[caption-width-right:252:He's got spirit.]]



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[[caption-width-right:252:He's got spirit.]]
16th Dec '14 8:00:45 PM Bronzethumb
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[[caption-width-right:252:He's got spirit.]]


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[[TheOneWith The one with]] [[OurGhostsAreDifferent super-spirits]] and [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vengeful vampires]].
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