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23rd Nov '16 4:10:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* BluffingTheAuthorities: Harry breaks into Thomas Raith's apartment to look for information and is quickly accosted by security. He throws them off by playing the part of a clingy boyfriend who's furious at not being on the list of approved visitors.
18th Nov '16 4:20:20 PM intastiel
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted with [[spoiler:Carlos Ramirez. He is outed when Lara looks him over, but his virgin status does not detract from his power and skills, nor his fighting Lara's temptations by soulgazing her]]. Doesn't stop Harry from snarking about it for the rest of the book, mostly to get back at [[spoiler:Ramirez]] for his [[HaveIMentionedIAmSexuallyActiveToday constant bragging about his sexual conquests]].
-->'''Harry:''' Focus, Galahad. We've got a job to do.
** Harry later uses this to prod [[spoiler:Ramirez]] into [[spoiler:his]] second wind when [[spoiler:he]] is at risk of falling to exhaustion.


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* UnexpectedVirgin: [[spoiler:Carlos Ramirez, renowned [[MagicKnight battle mage]] and self-proclaimed [[TheCasanova Casanova]],]] is outed the moment Lara looks at him, to her obvious delight. Harry pokes fun at him for the rest of the book, mostly to get back at him for [[spoiler:his [[HaveIMentionedIAmSexuallyActiveToday constant bragging about his sexual conquests]]]].
16th Nov '16 8:50:30 PM Angeldeb82
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'''''Warning!''''' [[LateArrivalSpoiler All spoilers for previous books are unmarked on this page]]!

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* AffectionateNickname: Harry decides to apply his habit for nicknames to [[spoiler:Lasciel's shadow, calling her Lash. This leads her to realize ''she'' is no longer the same as ''Lasciel'' and to her eventual realization she has a choice in whether she will live or die.]]

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* AffectionateNickname: Harry decides to apply his habit for nicknames to [[spoiler:Lasciel's shadow, calling her Lash. This leads her to realize ''she'' is no longer the same as ''Lasciel'' and to her eventual realization she has a choice in whether she will live or die.]]die]].



* AnotherMansTerror: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in a scene that has all the necessary elements but the terror. The woman in question had been [[OutWithABang killed by a]] [[HornyDevils White Court Vampire]]; when Molly experiences her last few moments, at first they think she is gasping in pain...

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* AnotherMansTerror: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] {{Subverted|Trope}} in a scene that has all the necessary elements but the terror. The woman in question had been [[OutWithABang killed by a]] [[HornyDevils White Court Vampire]]; when Molly experiences her last few moments, at first they think she is gasping in pain...



** As noted under {{Pride}}, Molly doesn't start off as the wisest and most mature young lady, but [[spoiler:seeing Mouse destroy a vampire so only a bloody pulp remains and ''feeling'' the vampire's demise]] helps her become a wiser woman who admits [[spoiler:she doesn't want to join Harry, but feels she needs to. She can no longer sit back and do nothing, so she will do anything Harry asks of her and she will never leave him behind.]]
** [[spoiler:The Shadow of Lasciel]] undergoes significant development, starting when Harry [[spoiler:gives her a nickname and the realization that she is just as malleable as a human mind]], which leads to a challenge of [[spoiler:her]] self-identity. This causes a disheveled appearance, which is out of character for [[spoiler:her]] compared to the cold, calculating, and immaculate person [[spoiler:she]] was in all previous appearances. This Harry-induced development eventually leads to [[spoiler:her performing a HeroicSacrifice to save the life of Harry Dresden. Lash goes from the shadow of a Fallen Angel to someone who would die for the life of another.]]

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** As noted under {{Pride}}, Molly doesn't start off as the wisest and most mature young lady, but [[spoiler:seeing Mouse destroy a vampire so only a bloody pulp remains and ''feeling'' the vampire's demise]] helps her become a wiser woman who admits [[spoiler:she doesn't want to join Harry, but feels she needs to. She can no longer sit back and do nothing, so she will do anything Harry asks of her and she will never leave him behind.]]
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** [[spoiler:The Shadow of Lasciel]] undergoes significant development, starting when Harry [[spoiler:gives her a nickname and the realization that she is just as malleable as a human mind]], which leads to a challenge of [[spoiler:her]] self-identity. This causes a disheveled appearance, which is out of character for [[spoiler:her]] compared to the cold, calculating, and immaculate person [[spoiler:she]] was in all previous appearances. This Harry-induced development eventually leads to [[spoiler:her performing a HeroicSacrifice to save the life of Harry Dresden. Lash goes from the shadow of a Fallen Angel to someone who would die for the life of another.]]another]].



* CreepyCrossdresser: [[spoiler:"Priscilla" is actually the son of Lord Skavis, and murderer of many of the women.]]



** Later, [[spoiler:when Lord Raith and his house work with Harry to get out of the cavern, Harry insists they bring the thralls. So Lara makes them into a circular shield around Lord Raith, Justine, and Lara's sisters]], Harry realizes this shouldn't surprise him, as [[spoiler:Lara]] is well practiced at turning a disadvantage into a plus.

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** Later, [[spoiler:when Lord Raith and his house work with Harry to get out of the cavern, Harry insists they bring the thralls. So Lara makes them into a circular shield around Lord Raith, Justine, and Lara's sisters]], sisters,]] Harry realizes this shouldn't surprise him, as [[spoiler:Lara]] is well practiced at turning a disadvantage into a plus.



* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Lara is not happy when Harry makes demands of her, but she only becomes angrier than he has ever seen her when he [[spoiler: flippantly asks for some mouthwash to remove the odd taste from when she kissed him.]]

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* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Lara is not happy when Harry makes demands of her, but she only becomes angrier than he has ever seen her when he [[spoiler: flippantly asks for some mouthwash to remove the odd taste from when she kissed him.]]him]].



** Near the end there's a VisualPun when Lara [[spoiler: stands behind Lord Raith on his white throne; she the [[ManBehindTheMan power behind the throne]]]].

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** Near the end there's a VisualPun when Lara [[spoiler: stands behind Lord Raith on his white throne; she the [[ManBehindTheMan [[TheManBehindTheMan power behind the throne]]]].



* TakeOurWordForIt: When [[spoiler:the uber-ghouls are attacking, Harry sees Lady Malvora ripped apart by the uber-ghouls and crushed by their weight. Lord Skavis and his retainers stand against the uber-ghouls as well as a rock "ignoring a flash flood--for the moment, at least."]] Harry notes the other sights are not nearly as pleasant.

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* TakeOurWordForIt: When [[spoiler:the [[spoiler:When the uber-ghouls are attacking, Harry sees Lady Malvora ripped apart by the uber-ghouls and crushed by their weight. Lord Skavis and his retainers stand against the uber-ghouls as well as a rock "ignoring a flash flood--for the moment, at least."]] Harry notes the other sights are not nearly as pleasant.



* VillainousCrossdresser: [[spoiler:"Priscilla" is actually the son of Lord Skavis, and murderer of many of the women.]]



** Murphy also gives Harry a good one when he unleashes his frustration by doing some property damage, pointing out that even though nobody was directly hurt, he'll have caused a lot of trouble for some perfectly innocent shop owners who will, at the very least, have to go through all the hassle of dealing with their insurance companies and lose business in the meantime while the destruction is repaired. She points out that this sort of impulsiveness with his power is exactly the sort of thing he's been trying to teach Molly to control, and [[{{Hypocrite}} he was actually lambasting her for her thoughtlessness right when he lost his temper and loosed the blast.]]

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** Murphy also gives Harry a good one when he unleashes his frustration by doing some property damage, pointing out that even though nobody was directly hurt, he'll have caused a lot of trouble for some perfectly innocent shop owners who will, at the very least, have to go through all the hassle of dealing with their insurance companies and lose business in the meantime while the destruction is repaired. She points out that this sort of impulsiveness with his power is exactly the sort of thing he's been trying to teach Molly to control, and [[{{Hypocrite}} he was actually lambasting her for her thoughtlessness right when he lost his temper and loosed the blast.]]blast]].
13th Oct '16 8:26:59 AM Kafkesque
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** Harry later uses this to prod [[spoiler:Ramirez]] into [[spoiler:his]] second wind when [[spoiler:he]] is at risk of falling to exhaustion.
13th Oct '16 8:06:53 AM Kafkesque
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* BowledOver: Harry knocks one vampire into an audience full of them during a duel and Lampshades the resulting mass knockdown as "Bowling for Vampires!"

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* BowledOver: Harry knocks one vampire into an audience full of them during a duel and Lampshades the resulting mass knockdown as "Bowling for Vampires!"Vampires!" [[ActuallyPrettyFunny He even gets a laugh from the assembled vampires]] for his trouble.
13th Oct '16 8:05:35 AM Kafkesque
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** Of course, per Lara's instructions, Harry was just offstage [[InvokedTrope waiting for the perfect moment to come in...]]
20th Sep '16 2:28:38 PM HeraldAlberich
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3rd Aug '16 3:17:21 PM Morgenthaler
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* CasualHighDrop: The mysterious Grey Cloak tries to elude Harry Dresden by running into a parking garage, then dropping off the roof on the opposite side, in the hope that Harry will be left behind watching its exit.
31st Jul '16 5:46:45 PM Xandemaru
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** Lara discovers [[spoiler:Harry is still protected by true love, even though his last time with Susan in [[Literature/DeathMasks was four years ago]]. She finds the fact he has been with no one since Susan both amazing and sad]]. Harry is [[spoiler: actually protected by Lash's HeroicSacrifice, the significance of which is explained in Literature/SkinGame.]]

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** Lara discovers [[spoiler:Harry is still protected by true love, even though his last time with Susan in [[Literature/DeathMasks was four years ago]]. She finds the fact he has been with no one since Susan both amazing and sad]]. Harry is [[spoiler: actually protected by Lash's HeroicSacrifice, the significance of which is explained in Literature/SkinGame.sad.]]
31st Jul '16 5:42:44 PM Xandemaru
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** Lara discovers [[spoiler:Harry is still protected by true love, even though his last time with Susan in [[Literature/DeathMasks was four years ago]]. She finds the fact he has been with no one since Susan both amazing and sad.]] [[spoiler: In actuality, Harry is protected by Lash in a manner that is clarified in Literature/SkinGame.]]

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** Lara discovers [[spoiler:Harry is still protected by true love, even though his last time with Susan in [[Literature/DeathMasks was four years ago]]. She finds the fact he has been with no one since Susan both amazing and sad.]] sad]]. Harry is [[spoiler: In actuality, Harry is actually protected by Lash in a manner that Lash's HeroicSacrifice, the significance of which is clarified explained in Literature/SkinGame.]]
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