History Literature / WhiteNight

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* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler: "I...''she'' doesn't deserve you.]]
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* NinetyPercentOfYourBrain: Conjectured by Harry as the reason Lash can accelerate his mental faculties so that they can have a full conversation in the course of a few seconds.
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Grammar, formatting, Repair Dont Respond; added a couple tropes. Examples are in present tense. The Unseelie Accords don't fall under Binding Ancient Treaty in this instance, and I don't think they're even ancient at all. Ill Never Tell You What Im Telling You doesn't count if it's deliberate; that's Could Say It But. Corrupt Corporate Executive doesn't really apply, it's just a joke.
When Harry Dresden investigates the deaths of magic practitioners in Chicago, he finds that all clues point to an unlikely suspect -- his half-brother Thomas. Determined to clear Thomasí name, Harry finds himself unraveling a conspiracy within the White Court that threatens everything he holds dear...
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When Harry Dresden investigates the deaths of magic practitioners in Chicago, he finds that all clues point to an unlikely suspect -- his suspect--his half-brother Thomas. Determined to clear Thomasí Thomasís name, Harry finds himself unraveling a conspiracy within the White Court that threatens everything he holds dear...

When Harry Dresden investigates the deaths of magic practitioners in Chicago, he finds that all clues point to an unlikely suspect -- his half-brother Thomas. Determined to clear Thomasí name, Harry finds himself unraveling a conspiracy within the White Court that threatens everything he holds dear...

* 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 if she would live or die.]] * AntiMagic: A Warden's blade is said to be enchanted so it could break other enchantments. [[spoiler:Madrigal wears anti-magic bands in their fight against Ramirez and Harry. Ramirez's Warden sword wins.]] * AnotherMansTerror: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in a scene that had 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... * AttackAnimal: Mouse is this under the Unseelie Accords. When he [[spoiler:kills the heir apparent to House Skavis]] and though it wasn't under Harry's direct orders, Harry notes that he will take the full blame under the Accords as he is Mouse's handler and owner. Anything Mouse does reflects upon Harry.
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\n* 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 if whether she would will live or die.]] * AntiMagic: A Warden's blade is said to be enchanted so it could to break other enchantments. [[spoiler:Madrigal wears anti-magic bands in their fight the duel against Ramirez and Harry. Ramirez's Warden sword wins.]] * AnotherMansTerror: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in a scene that had 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... * AttackAnimal: Mouse is this under the Unseelie Accords. When he [[spoiler:kills the heir apparent to House Skavis]] and Skavis]], though it wasn't isn't under Harry's direct orders, Harry notes that he will take the full blame under the Accords as he is Mouse's handler and owner. Anything Mouse does reflects upon Harry.

** Lord Raith, as leader of the White Court, is held to be not only one of the strongest of all vampires, but more than able to make his enemies do his bidding though some good machinations. ** [[spoiler:Lara proves this as well.]] ** Marcone is not one to let his men fight his battles for him so [[spoiler:when he brings in his people to save Harry, he doesn't stay near the escape route but charges right with Harry's group to rescue Lord Raith.]]
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** ** Lord Raith, as leader of the White Court, is held to be not only one of the strongest of all vampires, but more than able to make his enemies do his bidding though some good machinations. ** [[spoiler:Lara ** [[spoiler:Lara, the true leader of the White Court, proves this to be perfectly capable in a fight as well.]] ** ** Marcone is not one to let his men fight his battles for him him, so [[spoiler:when he brings in his people to save Harry, he doesn't stay near the escape route route, but charges right with Harry's group to rescue Lord Raith.]]Raith]].

** [[spoiler: Also Thomas and Lara Raith, fighting the Super Ghouls to buy time for the others to escape.]] ** [[spoiler: Then later Harry and Lara Raith and their escape from the Deeps.]] ** Briefly, [[spoiler: Thomas and ''Hendricks'', of all people.]] * BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: Lara plays one out this time. She, possibly, eggs Lord Skavis to make his move for a coup and watches House Malvora try to steal their thunder. She then has Thomas play hero and stop the abductions when possible, but forbids him from directly contacting Harry. So he does what she expects and leaves overt clues to try and get Harry's attention. Once gained and his anger filled at the idea of all these women slain, Lara knew he would come knocking during the big meeting of White Court Nobles and humiliate the would-be usurpers]].
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** [[spoiler: Also Thomas ** [[spoiler:Thomas and Lara Raith, fighting the Super Ghouls super-ghouls to buy time for the others to escape.]] ** [[spoiler: Then later [[spoiler:Later, Harry and Lara Raith and their escape from the Deeps.]] ** Briefly, [[spoiler: Thomas and ''Hendricks'', of all people.]] people]]. * BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: Lara plays one out this time. She, possibly, eggs Lord Skavis to make his move for a coup and watches House Malvora try to steal their thunder. She then has Thomas play hero and stop the abductions when possible, but forbids him from directly contacting Harry. So he does what she expects and [[DeceptionNoncompliance leaves overt clues clues]] to try and get Harry's attention. Once gained and his anger filled Harry's blood is up at the idea of all these women slain, Lara knew knows he would will come knocking during the big meeting of White Court Nobles nobles and humiliate the would-be usurpers]]. usurpers.]]

* BindingAncientTreaty: The Unseelie Accords. They are an ancient agreement between major powers in the supernatural world to ensure rules of hospitality and punishment for violating them. [[spoiler:An offer of membership was Marcone's payment to help Harry at the end.]] * BigBrotherInstinct: Harry, despite being the younger brother, does not take well to Murphy even implying that Thomas may be behind the killings. To the extent that he nearly unleashes destructo magic on his surroundings at the mere thought of his brother being threatened. * BigEntrance: When one vamp declares to the assembled White Court, "Who shall call us to task for [[spoiler: killing practitioners in this time of peace]]?", Harry takes that as his cue. He [[spoiler:creates a thunderclap by slamming his staff into the ground, and rolls out a carpet of fire as he walks, points his staff at the offending vamp, and]] declares "I, Harry Dresden, challenge you under the accords to a duel, right here, right now, ''to the death!" [[spoiler:In Ancient Etruscan no less.]] -->[[LampshadeHanging Man, there ain't anything like a good entrance.]]
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* BindingAncientTreaty: The BigBrotherInstinct: Harry, despite being the younger brother, does not take well to Murphy even implying that Thomas may be behind the killings, to the extent that he nearly unleashes destructive magic on his surroundings at the mere thought of his brother being threatened. * BigEntrance: When one vamp declares to the assembled White Court, "Who shall call us to task [for [[spoiler: killing practitioners in this time of peace]]]?", Harry takes that as his cue. He [[spoiler:creates a thunderclap by slamming his staff into the ground, rolls out a carpet of fire as he walks, points his staff at the offending vamp, and]] declares "[[spoiler:Vittorio Malvora! Madrigal Raith!]] I am Harry Dresden, Warden of the White Council of Wizards. Under the Unseelie Accords. They are an ancient agreement between major powers Accords, I accuse you of [[spoiler:murder in a time of peace]], and challenge you, here and now, before these witnesses, to trial by combat. To the supernatural world to ensure rules of hospitality and punishment for violating them. [[spoiler:An offer of membership was Marcone's payment to help Harry at the end.''death''." [[spoiler:In Ancient Etruscan, no less.]] * BigBrotherInstinct: Harry, despite being the younger brother, does not take well to Murphy even implying that Thomas may be behind the killings. To the extent that he nearly unleashes destructo magic on his surroundings at the mere thought of his brother being threatened. * BigEntrance: When one vamp declares to the assembled White Court, "Who shall call us to task for [[spoiler: killing practitioners in this time of peace]]?", Harry takes that as his cue. He [[spoiler:creates a thunderclap by slamming his staff into the ground, and rolls out a carpet of fire as he walks, points his staff at the offending vamp, and]] declares "I, Harry Dresden, challenge you under the accords to a duel, right here, right now, ''to the death!" [[spoiler:In Ancient Etruscan no less.]] -->[[LampshadeHanging Man, Damn, there ain't anything nothing like a good entrance.]]

* BindingAncientTreaty: The Unseelie Accords. They are an ancient agreement between major powers in the supernatural world to ensure rules of hospitality and punishment for violating them. [[spoiler:An offer of membership was Marcone's payment to help BuffySpeak: Harry at the end.]] * BigBrotherInstinct: Harry, despite being the younger brother, does not take well conjures a little ball of light and heat and sends it toward Molly's head in an attempt to [[ScareEmStraight scare her straight]]. When discussing it later, he and Murphy even implying that Thomas may be behind the killings. To the extent that he nearly unleashes destructo magic on his surroundings at the mere thought of his brother being threatened. * BigEntrance: When one vamp declares refer to the assembled White Court, "Who shall call us to task for [[spoiler: killing practitioners in this time of peace]]?", Harry takes that it repeatedly as his cue. He [[spoiler:creates a thunderclap by slamming his staff into the ground, and rolls out a carpet of fire as he walks, points his staff at the offending vamp, and]] declares "I, Harry Dresden, challenge you under the accords to a duel, right here, right now, ''to the death!" [[spoiler:In Ancient Etruscan no less.]] -->[[LampshadeHanging Man, there ain't anything like a good entrance.]]"the face-melty thing."

** Given the odd habits of late, [[spoiler:Lara purposefully uses dew drop fae, the ones about Toot's size and rank, as lighting to the Deeps. The intent is to give Summer and Winter a deliberate poke just to see their response on the matter]]. ** The best way to ensure one is not seen as prey by the White Court vampires is to show one's self to be this. Whites are like tigers. They will wait patiently for a moment of weakness to take down their prey. If the prey shows it can destroy them or at least make the kill an incredibly painful ordeal that urge to feed from them ends. * BulletProofVest: Treated realistically here. Carlos Ramirez wears one for the duel with Vittorio Malvora and Madrigal Raith and it comes in handy. Later on though he takes a knife to the gut and the blade goes straight through. Harry then correctly notes that a bullet proof vest might stop gunshots, but isn't so good for sharp, pointy objects.
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** Given the odd habits of TheFairFolk as of late, [[spoiler:Lara purposefully uses dew drop fae, the ones about Toot's size and rank, as lighting to the Deeps. The intent is to give Summer and Winter a deliberate poke just to see their response on the matter]]. ** ** The best way to ensure one is not seen as prey by the White Court vampires is to show one's self oneself to be this.a dragon. Whites are like tigers. They will wait patiently for a moment of weakness to take down their prey. If the prey shows it can destroy them them, or at least make the kill an incredibly painful ordeal ordeal, that urge to feed from them ends. * BulletProofVest: BulletproofVest: Treated realistically here. Carlos Ramirez wears one for the duel with Vittorio Malvora and Madrigal Raith and it comes in handy. Later on though he takes a knife to the gut and the blade goes straight through. Harry then correctly notes that a bullet proof bulletproof vest might stop gunshots, but isn't so good for sharp, pointy objects.

* TheBusCameBack: ** [[spoiler:Elaine Mallory comes back after last seen in ''Summer Knight'']]. ** [[spoiler:Helen Beckitt comes back after last seen in ''Storm Front'']].
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* TheBusCameBack: ** TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:Elaine Mallory comes back after Mallory]] was last seen in ''Summer Knight'']]. ** ''Literature/SummerKnight''. [[spoiler:Helen Beckitt comes back after Beckitt]] was last seen in ''Storm Front'']].''Literature/StormFront''.

* CallBack ** When Harry encounters [[spoiler:Helen Beckitt for the first time since she shot him in ''Storm Front'']] the person recounts that and how s/he knew Harry previously. ** When [[spoiler:Elaine, Harry, and the woman they're protecting]] are in a building about to be set on fire, [[spoiler:and Mouse uses his supernatural powers to awaken everyone, Elaine]] asks where Harry got Mouse. Harry responds that it was [[Literature/BloodRites in a situation not too different from the one they were in.]] ** Lara learns [[spoiler:Harry is protected by Susan's love from their time together four years ago. She finds the fact he has been with no one since Susan is both amazing and sad.]] ** Harry asks for some Listerine after [[spoiler: he and Lara kiss]], which is the same thing he asked for after Morgan gave him CPR back in ''Storm Front''. ** Marcone has issued orders that Harry be [[spoiler: treated like a prince at all of his businesses]] because he doesn't want a repeat of what happened to the Velvet Room. ** The end of ''Blood Rites'' is mentioned in passing because [[spoiler:Thomas nearly dying there has given him a connection to the place, so he could find a Way there from the Nevernever.]] ** Harry fails to spot [[spoiler: Elaine]] at first, because that person was under a veil that made them appear too boring and unremarkable to notice. Harry himself used a potion to achieve that effect in ''Fool Moon''. ** Mouse apparently caused some damage at the vet's after a paperwork snafu nearly got him neutered. Harry'd actually brought the Foo dog in to be treated for the shoulder injury he'd suffered in ''Proven Guilty''. * CampGay ** [[spoiler:Thomas' hairdresser persona. He does this mainly because it is socially expected that a hot, well-dressed hairdresser will be gay as Christmas, and because it pulls in money. It also makes it a lot less likely that his customers will try to molest him]]. ** [[spoiler:Harry must invoke this when he was found in Thomas' apartment and not on the approve-to-visit list, as the majority of Thomas' place is filled with gay-stereotyped memorabilia]]. * TheCavalry: [[spoiler:Thomas, Marcone, Murphy, and a whole slew of others for Harry and Ramirez]].
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* CallBack CallBack: ** When Harry encounters [[spoiler:Helen Beckitt for the first time since she shot him in ''Storm Front'']] ''Literature/StormFront'']] the person recounts that and how s/he knew Harry previously. ** When [[spoiler:Elaine, Harry, and the woman they're protecting]] are in a building about to be that's been set on fire, [[spoiler:and Mouse uses his supernatural powers to awaken everyone, Elaine]] asks where Harry got Mouse. Harry responds that it was [[Literature/BloodRites in a situation not too different from the one they were in.they're in]]. ** Lara learns [[spoiler:Harry is protected by Susan's love from [[Literature/DeathMasks their time together four years ago]]. She finds the fact he has been with no one since Susan both amazing and sad.]] ** Lara learns [[spoiler:Harry is protected by Susan's love from their time together four years ago. She finds the fact he has been with no one since Susan is both amazing and sad.]] ** Harry asks for some Listerine after [[spoiler: he and Lara kiss]], which is the same thing he asked for after Morgan gave him CPR back in ''Storm Front''. ''Literature/StormFront''. ** Marcone has issued orders that Harry be [[spoiler: treated like a prince at all of his businesses]] because he doesn't want a repeat of [[Literature/GravePeril what happened to the Velvet Room. ** Room]]. ** The end of ''Blood Rites'' ''Literature/BloodRites'' is mentioned in passing because [[spoiler:Thomas Thomas nearly dying there has given him a connection to the place, so [[spoiler:so he could can find a Way there from the Nevernever.]] Nevernever]]. --->'''Harry:''' In Thomas's case, he was nearly sacrificed by a cult of porn-star sorceresses in those caves a few years a--\\ '''Molly:''' I'm sorry, but [[ARareSentence it sounded like you said "cult of porn-star sorceresses."]]\\ '''Harry:''' Yeah.\\ '''Molly:''' Oh. ''[skeptical look]'' Sorry, then. Keep going. ** Harry fails to spot [[spoiler: Elaine]] at first, because that person was is under a veil that made makes them appear too boring and unremarkable to notice. Harry himself used a potion to achieve that effect in ''Fool Moon''. ''Literature/FoolMoon''. ** Mouse apparently caused some damage at the vet's after a paperwork snafu nearly got him neutered. Harry'd actually brought the Foo dog in to be treated for the shoulder injury he'd suffered in ''Proven Guilty''. * CampGay ''Literature/ProvenGuilty''. ** [[spoiler:Thomas' Harry's soulgaze with [[spoiler:Helen Beckitt]] leads him to realize the identity of the [[spoiler:comatose woman Marcone stole the Shroud of Turin for]] in ''Literature/DeathMasks''. * CampGay: ** [[spoiler:Thomas's]] hairdresser persona. He does this mainly because it is socially expected that a hot, well-dressed hairdresser will be gay as Christmas, and because it pulls in money. It also makes it a lot less likely that his customers will try [[spoiler:try to molest him]]. ** [[spoiler:Harry must invoke this when he was is found in Thomas' Thomas's apartment and is not on the approve-to-visit approved-to-visit list, as the majority of Thomas' Thomas's place is filled with gay-stereotyped memorabilia]]. memorabilia.]] * TheCavalry: [[spoiler:Thomas, Marcone, Murphy, and a whole slew of others others]] for Harry and Ramirez]].Ramirez.

** As noted under {{Pride}} Molly doesn't start off 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]] helped 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]] under goes significant development. Starting when Harry [[spoiler:gave her a nickname and the realization she was just as malleable as a human mind]] which led to a challenge of [[spoiler:her]] self-identity. This led to a disheveled appearance, which was 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 led to [[spoiler:her dying to save the life of Harry Dresden. From shadow of a Fallen Angel to someone who would die for the life of another.]] * ChekhovsGunman: Lara, upon seeing [[spoiler:seeing a badly damaged thrall]] sees right away the cause was [[spoiler:her cousin Madeline's feeding habits]].
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** ** As noted under {{Pride}} {{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]] helped 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]] under goes undergoes significant development. Starting development, starting when Harry [[spoiler:gave [[spoiler:gives her a nickname and the realization that she was is just as malleable as a human mind]] mind]], which led leads to a challenge of [[spoiler:her]] self-identity. This led to causes a disheveled appearance, which was 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 led leads to [[spoiler:her dying performing a HeroicSacrifice to save the life of Harry Dresden. From Lash goes from the shadow of a Fallen Angel to someone who would die for the life of another.]] * ChekhovsGunman: Lara, upon seeing [[spoiler:seeing a [[spoiler:a badly damaged thrall]] sees can tell right away the cause was [[spoiler:her cousin Madeline's feeding habits]].habits]]. This will become important in ''Literature/TurnCoat''.

* ColdBloodedTorture: After ghouls kidnap and murder two apprentice wizards, Harry captures one, buries it to its neck in sand, crisps its head with fire, splashes orange juice onto it and into a trail to a nearby fire ant nest, and waits for the ants to start stinging its exposed tissues before Ramirez convinces him to just [[MercyKill mercy kill]] the thing. * ComeWithMeIfYouWantToLive: Implied. [[spoiler: Since Thomas managed to persuade the women he took to the safe house that they were in danger and needed to come with him]]. * CorruptCorporateExecutive: Marcone's insurance companies have a hint of this. Marcone notes how his insurance premiums increase whenever Harry enters a building. He complains that people call ''him'' an extortionist compared to the insurance industry. * CouldSayItBut: [[spoiler:Thomas is forbidden by Lara to tell Harry about the current situation. So Thomas uses this]]. * DarkSecret: Harry finally pieces together Marcone's darkest secret and one of the major driving forces for his cruel efficiency. [[spoiler:The woman in the hospital from the end of ''Death Masks'' is Helen Beckitt's daughter. No one else knows she survived the hit that was meant to kill Marcone. So Marcone has taken up caring for her and searching for ways to save her from her coma]]. * DeceptionNoncompliance: Thomas is forbidden to tell Harry about the White Court's plans. Therefore he deliberately acts secretive and leaves obvious evidence in his apartment, knowing that this will lead to Harry finding out without needing to be explicitly told.
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* ColdBloodedTorture: After ghouls kidnap and murder two apprentice wizards, Harry captures one, buries it to its neck in sand, crisps its head with fire, splashes orange juice onto it and into a trail to a nearby fire ant nest, and waits for the ants to start stinging its exposed tissues before Ramirez convinces him to just [[MercyKill mercy kill]] mercy-kill]] the thing. * ComeWithMeIfYouWantToLive: Implied. [[spoiler: Since Implied, [[spoiler:since Thomas managed to persuade the women he took to the safe house that they were in danger and needed to come with him]]. * CorruptCorporateExecutive: Marcone's insurance companies have a hint of this. Marcone notes how his insurance premiums increase whenever Harry enters a building. He complains that people call ''him'' an extortionist compared to the insurance industry. * CouldSayItBut: [[spoiler:Thomas is forbidden by Lara to tell Harry about the current situation. So Thomas uses this]]. this.]] -->'''Thomas:''' [[spoiler:If there was a meeting of the most powerful hundred or so nobles of the Court scheduled to meet at the family estate the day after tomorrow, I couldn't tell you about it.]] * DarkSecret: Harry finally pieces together Marcone's darkest secret and one of the major driving forces for his cruel efficiency. [[spoiler:The woman in the hospital from the end of ''Death Masks'' ''Literature/DeathMasks'' is Helen Beckitt's daughter. No one else knows she survived the hit that was meant to kill Marcone. So Marcone has taken up caring for her and searching for ways to save her from her coma]]. coma.]] * DeceptionNoncompliance: Thomas is forbidden to tell Harry about the White Court's plans. Therefore Therefore, he deliberately acts secretive and leaves obvious evidence in his apartment, knowing that this will lead to Harry finding out without needing to be explicitly told.

* DestructoNookie: Two examples:
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* {{Determinator}}: Harry [[spoiler:has endured Lasciel's Shadow in his mind tempting him for three years. Even Lasciel's Shadow is silenced when she realizes before Harry no person had ever lasted even a few weeks before falling to her influence]]
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* {{Determinator}}: Harry [[spoiler:has endured Lasciel's Shadow in his mind tempting him for three years. Even Lasciel's Shadow is silenced when she realizes before Harry no person had ever lasted even a few weeks before falling to her influence]]influence]].

* DisguisedInDrag: [[spoiler:"Priscilla" is really the male heir-apparent to House Skavis]]. It was good enough to fool several women who regularly met her. * DueToTheDead: Harry reveals to [[spoiler:Elaine]] about the fate of [[Literature/FoolMoon Kim Delaney]]. He also reveals he occasionally visits her grave and tends to the site as a reminder of his poor choices in the past and of those he failed to protect. * EldritchLocation: Nevernever's weirdness appears again because two portals into the same mortal world location are likely miles apart from each other in Nevernever. * EliteMook: [[spoiler:Vitto sees Madrigal]] as this. While together he appears to be supportive and patient about the later, in private, he mocks the later and dismisses him as any real use to their plans after this event. * EnemyCivilWar: [[spoiler:In the backdrop of the book, the White Court is in such a war, but in their personal style. So while no direct battles, they play each other in gambits. While House Raith is working on a peace effort, House Skavis kills dozens of low level practitioners to prove why it is foolish to make peace with Wizards. And thus take the Court. House Malvora, hearing of this, plans to take credit for the kills and take the Court for their own. Lara Raith uses Thomas to fight them both by having him find and rescue as many victims as possible.]]
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* DisguisedInDrag: [[spoiler:"Priscilla" is really the male heir-apparent to House Skavis]]. Skavis.]] It was good enough to fool several women who regularly met her. * DueToTheDead: Harry reveals to tells [[spoiler:Elaine]] about the fate of [[Literature/FoolMoon Kim Delaney]]. He also reveals he occasionally visits her grave and tends to the site as a reminder of his poor choices in the past and of those he failed to protect. * EldritchLocation: The Nevernever's weirdness appears again because again; two portals into that are merely across a room from each other in the same mortal world location are likely miles apart from each other in the Nevernever. * EliteMook: [[spoiler:Vitto sees Madrigal]] as this. While together he appears to be supportive and patient about the later, their partnership; in private, he mocks the later other and dismisses him as any real use to their plans after this event. * EnemyCivilWar: [[spoiler:In In the backdrop of the book, the White Court is in such a war, but in their personal style. So while no not fighting any direct battles, they play each other in gambits. While [[spoiler:While House Raith is working on a peace effort, House Skavis kills dozens of low level low-level practitioners to prove why that it is foolish to make peace with Wizards. And wizards, and thus take the Court. House Malvora, hearing of this, plans to take credit for the kills and take the Court for their own. Lara Raith uses Thomas to fight them both by having him find and rescue as many victims as possible.possible--and may have arranged the whole scheme to bring down the other houses before they team up in a way she could not predict.]]

** [[spoiler:Helen Beckitt works for Marcone at one of his "health spots" as the Mistress and does finances for some of the organization. As she notes to Harry, it is a hard time getting work with her criminal record]]. ** After [[spoiler:Vitto called in his Master and the Uber-ghouls, Harry doubles this up. First, he was working with Marcone already to be his back-up. Second, Harry knew he had to help save House Raith or the White Court could end up actively fighting the Council. So they make a pact of peace to help each other get out]]. * EngineeredPublicConfession: [[spoiler:Lara Raith]] helps move Harry and Ramirez to a place [[spoiler:in the Deeps' tunnel and supplies them with Justine as a translator,]] allowing them to hear [[spoiler:Lady Malvora's]] proclamation that [[spoiler:she]] is the power behind all the murders.
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** [[spoiler:Helen Beckitt works for Marcone at one of his "health spots" as the Mistress and does finances for some of the organization. As she notes to Harry, it is she has a hard time getting work with her criminal record]]. record.]] ** After [[spoiler:Vitto called calls in his Master and the Uber-ghouls, Harry doubles this up. First, he was working with Marcone already to be his back-up. Second, Harry knew knows he had has to help save House Raith or the White Court could end up actively fighting the Council. So they make a pact of peace to help each other get out]]. * EngineeredPublicConfession: [[spoiler:Lara Raith]] helps move Harry and Ramirez to a place [[spoiler:in the Deeps' tunnel and supplies them with Justine as a translator,]] translator]], allowing them to hear [[spoiler:Lady Malvora's]] proclamation that [[spoiler:she]] is the power behind all the murders.

** [[spoiler:Vitto Malvora]] does the more typical version when he [[spoiler:pumps a powerful MindRape on Harry, Thomas, Lara, and others]]. He takes his time gloating and kicking [[spoiler:Lara Raith]]. He didn't realize[[spoiler:, by Lash's help, Harry was no longer under his spell]]. He also didn't anticipate [[spoiler:the shotgun blast to the hand. It killed his concentration and freed everyone from the spell]]. * EvilIsEasy: Harry continues to train Molly in this fact and for her to avoid taking the easy path and using magic for everything.
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** [[spoiler:Vitto Malvora]] does the more typical version when he [[spoiler:pumps a powerful MindRape on Harry, Thomas, Lara, and others]]. He takes his time gloating and kicking [[spoiler:Lara Raith]]. He didn't realize[[spoiler:, by doesn't realize that [[spoiler:by Lash's help, Harry was is no longer under his spell]]. He also didn't doesn't anticipate [[spoiler:the shotgun blast to the hand. It killed kills his concentration and freed frees everyone from the spell]]. * EvilIsEasy: Harry continues to train Molly in this fact and for her to avoid taking the easy path and using magic for everything.

* FateWorseThanDeath: Marcone has considered this would be the likely conclusion if he [[spoiler:revealed to Helen Beckitt her child she thought she lost because of a mob hit intended for Marcone is alive. However, Amanda is trapped in a coma and nothing Marcone has acquired has helped her. So, he felt that to give Helen her daughter back in such a case would only serve to destroy a broken woman even more.]]
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* FateWorseThanDeath: Marcone has considered this would be the likely conclusion if he [[spoiler:revealed to Helen Beckitt that her child child, whom she thought she lost because of a mob hit intended for Marcone Marcone, is alive. However, Amanda is trapped in a coma and nothing Marcone has acquired has helped her. So, he felt feels that to give Helen her daughter back in such a case would only serve to destroy a broken woman even more.]] * FictionalGenevaConventions: The Unseelie Accords are an agreement between major powers in the supernatural world to ensure rules of hospitality and punishment for violating them. [[spoiler:An offer of membership is Marcone's payment for helping Harry at the end.]]

** An amusing one is when Harry is explaining the White Court's antics to Ramirez. He says that "You're worried Malvora's going to come smashing in like a big old grizzly bear and kill anything in their way." Later on, when [[spoiler: Vittorio Malvora loses the duel and calls in his Black Council backup, well....that exact thing ''happens,'' sans an actual bear.]] ** There's an early sign that [[spoiler: shielding Harry from Vitto's mental magic destroyed Lash]] when Harry [[spoiler: fails to understand an Ancient Sumerian order issued to]] one of the superghouls. ** The fact that the first thing Harry almost calls Priscilla, [[spoiler: a cross-dressed man in disguise]], is "[[CircumcisionAngst turtleneck]]", and says it would be "impolite to call you that without [[UnsettlingGenderReveal checking first]]". Even better? The reaction is "Pricilla stiffened". Doubles as a StealthPun. * GambitPileup: This is a given, as the [[ComplexityAddiction White Court]] are involved. House Raith [[spoiler:(under Lara Raith's command) are pushing for peace with the White Council, because Lara "loves peace."]] House Skavis [[spoiler: is making a power play to undermine Raith by killing human women with magical talent, in an effort to show that the Council is weak and so is Raith for making peace with them.]] Meanwhile, House Malvora is [[spoiler: attempting to take credit for Skavis' plot by bumping off the Skavis agent and saying it was ''their'' plan.]] Madrigal Raith adds to the complexity by [[spoiler: baiting Harry onto the Skavis' trail, hoping Harry will [[UnstoppableRage do his thing]] all over Skavis]]. And in the opposite corner, there's Thomas, who is [[spoiler: actively sabotaging both House's plots by sheltering the women they're targeting and obliquely helping Harry.]] Of course, it turns out that Vittorio Malvora, the agent for House Malvora in this case, is [[spoiler: working for the Black Council, apparently to undermine the peace effort, and when everything falls apart he calls in the Black Council to ruin everyone's day to an epic degree]]. And at the end of it all, the entire thing was a gambit by [[spoiler: Lara Raith to kill or deface the leadership of Skavis and Malvora to make House Raith stronger,]] and it worked ''beautifully.'' But the one who ends up on top of the whole situation is Gentleman Johnny Marcone, who leverages everything to [[spoiler: become the first mortal freeholding lord under the Unseelie Accords]], approved by [[spoiler:Lara Raith, Donar Vadderung, and Harry Dresden]]. * GlamourFailure: A variation with [[spoiler:Lara and Ramirez. Her divine beauty does not vanish from the physical world but because Carlos soulgazed her, saw her True Self, her seduction and allure are now combated with the harshness Ramirez saw within and he will not fall for them now]]. * GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: [[spoiler:When Harry compares the old rigid manner Lord Raith ruled the White Court, from how the house securities were set up to plotting ahead, Lara Raith is a far more progressive mind and, in Harry's view, a much more dangerous force. Harry wonders if he did the world a disfavor in helping her back in ''Blood Rites'' and now he must go help her secure her power even more.]]
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** An amusing one is when Harry is explaining the White Court's antics to Ramirez. He says that "You're worried Malvora's going to come smashing in like a big old grizzly bear and kill anything in their way." Later on, when [[spoiler: Vittorio Malvora loses the duel and calls in his Black Council backup, well....well... that exact thing ''happens,'' sans an actual bear.]] ** There's an early sign that [[spoiler: shielding Harry from Vitto's mental magic destroyed Lash]] when Harry [[spoiler: fails to understand an Ancient Sumerian order issued to]] one of the superghouls. super-ghouls. ** The fact that the first thing Harry almost calls Priscilla, [[spoiler: a cross-dressed man in disguise]], is "[[CircumcisionAngst turtleneck]]", and he says it would be "impolite to call you that without [[UnsettlingGenderReveal checking first]]". first]]." Even better? The reaction is "Pricilla stiffened". stiffened." Doubles as a StealthPun. * GambitPileup: This is a given, as the [[ComplexityAddiction White Court]] are involved. House Raith [[spoiler:(under Lara Raith's command) are pushing for peace with the White Council, because Lara "loves peace."]] House Skavis [[spoiler: is making a power play to undermine Raith by killing human women with magical talent, in an effort to show that the Council is weak and so is Raith for making peace with them.]] Meanwhile, House Malvora is [[spoiler: attempting to take credit for Skavis' Skavis's plot by bumping off the Skavis agent and saying it was ''their'' plan.]] Madrigal Raith adds to the complexity by [[spoiler: baiting Harry onto the Skavis' Skavis's trail, hoping Harry will [[UnstoppableRage do his thing]] all over Skavis]]. And in the opposite corner, there's Thomas, who is [[spoiler: actively sabotaging both House's Houses' plots by sheltering the women they're targeting and obliquely helping Harry.]] Harry]].\\\ Of course, it turns out that Vittorio Malvora, the agent for House Malvora in this case, is [[spoiler: working for the Black Council, apparently to undermine the peace effort, and when everything falls apart he calls in the Black Council to ruin everyone's day to an epic degree]]. And at the end of it all, the entire thing was a gambit by [[spoiler: Lara Raith to kill or deface the leadership of Skavis and Malvora to make House Raith stronger,]] and it worked works ''beautifully.'' But the one who ends up on top of the whole situation is Gentleman Johnny Marcone, who leverages everything to [[spoiler: become the first mortal freeholding lord under the Unseelie Accords]], approved by [[spoiler:Lara Raith, Donar Vadderung, and Harry Dresden]]. * GlamourFailure: A variation with [[spoiler:Lara and Ramirez. Her divine beauty does not vanish from the physical world world, but because Carlos soulgazed her, saw soulgazes her and sees her True Self, her seduction and allure are now combated contrasted with the harshness Ramirez saw within and he will not fall within, making it much easier for them now]]. him to resist]]. * GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: [[spoiler:When Harry compares [[spoiler:Compared to the old rigid manner in which Lord Raith ruled the White Court, from how the house securities were set up to plotting ahead, Lara Raith is a far more progressive mind and, in Harry's view, a much more dangerous force. Harry wonders if he did the world a disfavor in helping her back in ''Blood Rites'' ''Literature/BloodRites'', and now he must go help her secure her power even more.]]

* GroinAttack: Poor Mouse apparently came close to getting neutered after a clerical error at the vet when he went to get patched up after the events of he previous book. * HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Lash (Lasciel's Shadow)...this unfortunately seems to be a case of RedemptionEqualsDeath]]. * HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Lasciel's shadow]] commits heroic suicide to save Harry by giving him power that allowed him to save himself but also [[spoiler:burned out the section of his brain that contained her.]]
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* GroinAttack: Poor Mouse apparently came close to getting neutered after a clerical error at the vet when he went to get patched up after the events of he the previous book. * HaveIMentionedIAmSexuallyActiveToday: In every other way, [[spoiler:Ramirez]] qualifies as an action hero, so he makes sure to let everyone know that he's no slouch in the bedroom either. [[spoiler:It's all an act, as Lara Raith is delighted to find out.]] * HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Lash (Lasciel's Shadow)...this unfortunately seems to be Shadow); unfortunately, a case of RedemptionEqualsDeath]]. * HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Lasciel's shadow]] commits heroic suicide to save Harry by giving him power that allowed him [[spoiler:taking a psychic bullet for him--Vitto's attack causes brain damage, and Lash chooses to save himself but also [[spoiler:burned out have it affect the section parts of his Harry's brain that contained her.]]contain her]].

* HumansAreWarriors: [[spoiler:Ancient Uber-ghouls were rampaging through the White Court Vampires. The sheer panic of the situation was making the composed monsters lose control and let their demon run while, feeding on any thrall they can. A few dozen humans come in with high-powered rifles with large clips. The humans shoot the uber-ghouls until they fall, and then shoot the body some more. When they run out, they reload. They also set up powerful explosives to just blow the place up. Humans win.]]
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* HumansAreWarriors: [[spoiler:Ancient Uber-ghouls were are rampaging through the White Court Vampires. The sheer panic of the situation was is making the composed normally well-composed monsters lose control and let their demon run while, wild, feeding on any thrall they can. A few dozen humans come in with high-powered rifles with large clips. The humans shoot the uber-ghouls until they fall, and then shoot the body bodies some more. When they run out, they reload. They also set up powerful explosives to just blow the place up. Humans win.]]

** When Harry and Ramirez face the murderers [[spoiler:the White Court uses the human thralls as a barrier between the fighters and the watching vampires.]] ** 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 invokes this and makes them a circular shield around Lord Raith, Justine, and Lara's sisters.]] Harry realizes this shouldn't surprise him as the user is well practiced at turning a disadvantage into a plus. * IllNeverTellYouWhatImTellingYou: Thomas does this. [[spoiler:"If there was a meeting of the most powerful hundred or so nobles of the Court scheduled to meet at the family estate the day after tomorrow, I couldn't tell you about it."]]
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** ** When Harry and Ramirez face the murderers [[spoiler:the White Court uses the human thralls as a barrier between the fighters and the watching vampires.]] ** Later ** Later, [[spoiler:when Lord Raith and his house work with Harry to get out of the cavern, Harry insists they bring the Thralls. thralls. So Lara invokes this and makes them into a circular shield around Lord Raith, Justine, and Lara's sisters.]] sisters]], Harry realizes this shouldn't surprise him him, as the user [[spoiler:Lara]] is well practiced at turning a disadvantage into a plus. * IllNeverTellYouWhatImTellingYou: Thomas does this. [[spoiler:"If there was a meeting of the most powerful hundred or so nobles of the Court scheduled to meet at the family estate the day after tomorrow, I couldn't tell you about it."]]plus.

* IGaveMyWord
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* IGaveMyWordIGaveMyWord:

** Lara Raith gave the same word and so refused to leave Harry alone.
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** Lara Raith gave the same word and so refused refuses to leave Harry alone.alone. * InterruptedIntimacy: Harry pays a visit to Marcone and finds [[spoiler:Helen Beckitt]] on his lap, their clothing disheveled. -->I cursed my timing. If I'd come ten minutes later, I'd have opened the door ''in medias res''. It would have been infinitely more awkward.

* ItsAllMyFault: Marcone takes personal blame for [[spoiler:what happened to Helen Beckitt's daughter as he was the target of those bullets all those years ago.]] * KarmicDeath: In the final battle [[spoiler: when one of the Vampires trips over a thrall in his attempt to flee from the ghouls and kills her in frustration he's immediately torn to bits by one of the ghouls.]]
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* ItsAllMyFault: Marcone takes personal blame for [[spoiler:what happened to Helen Beckitt's daughter daughter, as he was the target of those bullets all those years ago.]] ago]]. * KarmicDeath: In the final battle battle, [[spoiler: when one of the Vampires vampires trips over a thrall in his attempt to flee from the ghouls and kills her in frustration frustration, he's immediately torn to bits by one of the ghouls.]]ghouls]].

--> '''Harry thinking:''' In that moment, Lara was more than simply a vampire of the White Court, a succubus, pale and deadly. She was a reminder of the days gone by, when mankind paid homage to blood-soaked goddess of war and death, revered the dark side of the protective maternal spirit, the savage core of the strength that still allowed tiny women to lift cars off their children, or turn upon their tormentors with newfound power. Lara's power, at the moment, hovered around her, deadly in its primal seduction, its sheer ''strength.'' * LateArrivalSpoiler: The back cover identifies Thomas as being Harry's half-brother, something that was only revealed two books prior.
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--> '''Harry thinking:''' In -->In that moment, Lara was more than simply a vampire of the White Court, a succubus, pale and deadly. She was a reminder of the days gone by, when mankind paid homage to blood-soaked goddess goddesses of war and death, revered the dark side of the protective maternal spirit, the savage core of the strength that still allowed tiny women to lift cars off their children, or turn upon their tormentors with newfound power. Lara's power, at the moment, hovered around her, deadly in its primal seduction, its sheer ''strength.'' * LateArrivalSpoiler: The back cover identifies Thomas as being Harry's half-brother, something that was only revealed two three books prior.

* LoopholeAbuse: The low level practitioners are not, technically, at war with the Vampire Courts. However, [[spoiler:because the practitioners are under the purview of the White Council, regardless of the fact the White Council proper is at war, the Wardens of the White Council do have the right to protect them and challenge people in their name. For instance, against the murders Vitto and Madrigal.]] * MagicCauldron: The Ordo Lebes name themselves after cauldrons based on this trope, although in fact they're not literally using cauldrons. (Harry initially translates it just as a large cooking pot until Murphy points out the obvious intention. [[RunningGag goddamn Latin correspondence course...]]) * MakingASplash: Carlos Ramirez specializes in water magic. Rather than conjuring and manipulating actual water though, he uses spells which take on some of the more useful qualities of water. Such as a shield which disintegrates bullets (or anything else that hits it. Trying to punch through this shield is a ''bad'' idea.) before they can reach him, just like what happens when you fire a gun into water. * 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]]. * MeaningfulEcho: To get his help, Johnny Marcone makes Harry [[spoiler:say "please" and adds to it with "pretty please" and so on. Harry refused to say "with a cherry on top.]] But at the climax, when Harry needed a bit more help, [[spoiler:without hesitation Harry says "Please John"]]. Marcone is visibly shocked by this act. * NervesOfSteel: Harry's main point to Molly is to not let people see just how scared you are when facing the BigBad or his evil forces. Also, a staple of the strongest White Court Vampires, including [[spoiler:Lord Raith who must not let it slip he cannot feed and is low on energy]]. He just sits calmly in the middle of a coup and still plays things to his advantage. * NeverLiveItDown: In-universe; Murphy assures Harry she and the SI cops will [[spoiler:never forget the fact Harry had to pretend to be gay to get out of trouble]].
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* LoopholeAbuse: The low level low-level practitioners are not, technically, at war with the Vampire Courts. However, [[spoiler:because the practitioners are under the purview of the White Council, regardless of the fact the White Council proper is at war, the Wardens of the White Council do have the right to protect them and challenge people in their name. For instance, against the murders murderers Vitto and Madrigal.]] * MagicCauldron: The Ordo Lebes name themselves after cauldrons based on this trope, although in fact they're not literally using cauldrons. (Harry initially translates it "lebes" just as a large "large cooking pot pot" until Murphy points out the obvious intention. [[RunningGag goddamn Goddamn Latin correspondence course...]]) * MakingASplash: Carlos Ramirez specializes in water magic. Rather than conjuring and manipulating actual water water, though, he uses spells which take on some of the more useful qualities of water. Such as a shield which disintegrates bullets (or anything else that hits it. Trying to punch through this shield is a ''bad'' idea.) before they can reach him, just like what happens when you fire a gun into water. * AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted with [[spoiler:Carlos Ramirez. He is outed when Lara looks him over over, but his virgin status does not detract from his power and skills, nor his fighting Lara's temptations by Soulgazing her]]. 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. * MeaningfulEcho: To get his help, Johnny Marcone makes Harry [[spoiler:say "please" and adds to it with "pretty please" and so on. Harry refused refuses to say "with a cherry on top.]] "]] But at the climax, when Harry needed needs a bit more help, [[spoiler:without hesitation Harry says "Please John"]]. "Please, John."]] Marcone is visibly shocked by this act. * MustBeInvited: Mortals can cross household thresholds uninvited, but if they're wizards, they are unable to use most of their magic while inside. Harry deliberately steps into Anna Ash's apartment without an invitation, disarming himself as proof of his good intentions. [[spoiler:Later, he figures out that he may have been manipulated into the act, so that he wouldn't see Elaine under her veil.]] * NervesOfSteel: Harry's main point to Molly is to not let people see just how scared you are when facing the BigBad or his evil forces. Also, a staple of the strongest White Court Vampires, vampires, including [[spoiler:Lord Raith Raith, who must not let it slip he cannot feed and is low on energy]]. He just sits calmly in the middle of a coup and still plays things to his advantage. * NeverLiveItDown: NeverLiveItDown: ** In-universe; Murphy assures Harry that she and the SI cops will [[spoiler:never forget the fact Harry had to pretend to be gay to get out of trouble]].

** Johnny Marcone may be a ruthless criminal, but his word is good. [[spoiler:So when he agreed to help Harry with an extraction from The Deeps, he came through with style. He even agreed to help rescue the Raiths being swarmed by superghouls]]. ** The White Court, in general, is this as they too keep their word and honor their deals. [[spoiler:Lara is specifically described to be good to her word and always repays her debts. She refused to leave Harry after all hell broke loose, not only because she promised him safe passage but a member of ''her'' court was the betrayer]]. * NoodleIncident: Karrin Murphy blushes when [[spoiler:she refuses to talk about what she and Kincaid did in Hawaii. All we know is he gave her a fully automatic P90 in a box of Belgium chocolates as thanks]]. * NotHyperbole: Harry mentions Molly practically glowed with pride at a compliment and notes she did actually glow for a time before but they managed to teach her to control that. * NowOrNeverKiss: [[spoiler:Not knowing what Harry had planned to get them out of the Deeps Lara was worried, but when he tells her to kiss him, she obliges with all her power. She thinks this kiss would be now or never, not knowing Harry planned on using her kiss to help them escape]]. * ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Justine, Thomas' lover, while still recovering from Thomas' harsh and near-fatal feeding back in ''Blood Rites'' plays up being the idea she is a will-less kine]]. * {{Omniglot}}: [[spoiler:Harry learns a perk of Lash is he can understand and speak any language. Even Ancient Etruscan and Ghoulese]].
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** ** Johnny Marcone may be a ruthless criminal, but his word is good. [[spoiler:So when he agreed agrees to help Harry with an extraction from The Deeps, he came comes through with style. He even agreed agrees to help rescue the Raiths being swarmed by superghouls]]. ** The White Court, in general, is this as they too keep their word and honor their deals. [[spoiler:Lara is specifically described to be good to her word and always repays her debts. She refused refuses to leave Harry after all hell broke breaks loose, not only because she promised him safe passage but because a member of ''her'' court was is the betrayer]]. betrayer.]] * NoodleIncident: Karrin Murphy blushes when [[spoiler:she refuses to talk about what she and Kincaid did in Hawaii. All we know is he gave her a fully automatic P90 in a box of Belgium Belgian chocolates as thanks]]. * NotHyperbole: Harry mentions Molly practically glowed with pride at a compliment and notes she did actually glow for a time before while, early in her training, but they he managed to teach her to control that. * NowOrNeverKiss: [[spoiler:Not knowing what Harry had has planned to get them out of the Deeps Deeps, Lara was is worried, but when he tells her to kiss him, she obliges with all her power. She thinks this kiss would be now or never, not knowing Harry planned plans on using her kiss to help them escape]]. escape.]] * ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Justine, Thomas' Thomas's lover, while still recovering from Thomas' Thomas's harsh and near-fatal feeding back in ''Blood Rites'' ''Literature/BloodRites'', plays up being the idea she is a will-less kine]]. kine.]] * {{Omniglot}}: [[spoiler:Harry learns that a perk of Lash Lash's presence is he can understand and speak any language. Even Ancient Etruscan and Ghoulese]].Ghoul.]]

** Johnny Marcone may be a ruthless criminal, but his word is good. [[spoiler:So when he agreed to help Harry with an extraction from The Deeps, he came through with style. He even agreed to help rescue the Raiths being swarmed by superghouls]]. ** The White Court, in general, is this as they too keep their word and honor their deals. [[spoiler:Lara is specifically described to be good to her word and always repays her debts. She refused to leave Harry after all hell broke loose, not only because she promised him safe passage but a member -->'''Harry:''' Hell's bells. Did you kill any of ''her'' court was the betrayer]]. * NoodleIncident: Karrin Murphy blushes when [[spoiler:she refuses to talk about what she and Kincaid did in Hawaii. All we know is he gave her a fully automatic P90 in a box of Belgium chocolates as thanks]]. * NotHyperbole: Harry mentions Molly practically glowed with pride at a compliment and notes she did actually glow for a time before but they managed to teach her to control that. * NowOrNeverKiss: [[spoiler:Not knowing what Harry had planned to get them?\\ '''Marcone:''' Unnecessary. I shot them out of the Deeps Lara was worried, but when he tells her enough to kiss him, she obliges with all her power. She thinks this kiss would be now or never, not knowing Harry planned on using her kiss to help them escape]]. * ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Justine, Thomas' lover, while still recovering from Thomas' harsh and near-fatal feeding back in ''Blood Rites'' plays up being the idea she is a will-less kine]]. * {{Omniglot}}: [[spoiler:Harry learns a perk of Lash is he can understand and speak any language. Even Ancient Etruscan and Ghoulese]].make my point.

* OutOfCharacterAlert: [[spoiler:Lasciel's Shadow is supposed to be everything the real Fallen is. But after three years of Harry enduring her temptations, and nicknaming her "Lash," there are signs she is starting to change. The most visible sign is her normal image of a beautiful blond in a toga, slowly becoming disheveled, as well as replying "You're welcome" when Harry thanks her at one point]]. * {{Pride}}: Molly's biggest issue in the book is this sin. Her naive mindset makes her act and do foolish things (like break into a crime scene) without considering the consequences. She hates some of the lessons Harry forces upon her, thinking she is beyond them. It takes the ScareEmStraight moment below to help her out of this. * ThePromise: Implied. [[spoiler:Harry guesses Lara made Thomas agree to not talk to Harry about things he is doing in exchange for Justine's protection or assurance she is still safe]].
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* OutOfCharacterAlert: [[spoiler:Lasciel's Shadow is supposed to be everything the real Fallen is. But after three years of Harry enduring her temptations, and nicknaming her "Lash," there are signs she is starting to change. The most visible sign is her normal image of a beautiful blond in a toga, toga slowly becoming disheveled, as well as replying "You're welcome" when Harry thanks her at one point]]. point.]] * {{Pride}}: Molly's biggest issue in the book is this sin. Her book; her naive mindset makes her act and do foolish things (like break into a crime scene) without considering the consequences. She hates some of the lessons Harry forces upon her, thinking she is beyond them. It takes the ScareEmStraight moment below to help her out of this. * ThePromise: Implied. [[spoiler:Harry guesses Lara made Thomas agree to not talk to Harry about things he is doing doing, in exchange for Justine's protection or assurance she is still safe]].safe.]]

* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "I. Am not. Yoda." * PuppetKing: [[spoiler:Lord Raith is still this. But the fact no one else in the White Court can learn it or he and, by extension Lara, would be removed from power and the White Council gains another force to fight, forces Harry to help protect the secret.]]
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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "I. Am not. Yoda." " As part of Molly's ScareEmStraight moment, this comes between the melted trash can and [[spoiler:the ball of face-melty sunshine]]. It's a proper danger sign when Harry won't even be placated by pop culture references. * PuppetKing: [[spoiler:Lord Raith is still this. But the fact no one If anyone else in the White Court can learn learns of it or he and, he, and by extension Lara, would be removed from power power, and the White Council gains would gain another force enemy to fight, forces forcing Harry to help protect the secret.]]

** Harry gets to this point a few times in the book. [[spoiler:Once was when he saw what the ghouls did to some new recruits. The next time was after a bad meeting with Marcone.]] And each time he does a violent vent of his anger and collateral damage comes as a result. After Murphy gives him a WhatTheHellHero as she saw the one vent, Harry realizes [[spoiler:Lash had been spending time with his inner rage, poking it and coaxing it to come out more often, in hopes of destroying Harry and make him take up the coin.]] ** [[spoiler:Lara Raith]] doesn't react with visible emotion [[spoiler:when Harry and she destroy part of her home, he makes her pay blood money, threatens killing her if one of her kind tries the genocide route again, or forces her to free the tiny fae she captured on the pretense they were trespassing.]] However, when [[spoiler:Harry asks for Listerine because of a strange taste in his mouth, Lara finally loses it and whispers at Harry to leave]]. * ARareSentence: Harry makes mention of the events of ''Blood Rites'' with the line, a "cult of porn-star sorceresses." Molly is taken back and asks if she heard it right. When told he meant what he said, she accepts it.
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** Harry gets to this point a few times in the book. [[spoiler:Once [[spoiler:Once, in flashback, was when he saw what the ghouls did to some new recruits. The next time was is after a bad meeting with Marcone.]] And each time he does a violent vent of vents his anger violently and collateral damage comes as a result. results. After Murphy gives him a WhatTheHellHero as she saw the one vent, speech, Harry realizes [[spoiler:Lash had has been spending time with his inner rage, poking it and coaxing it to come out more often, in hopes of destroying Harry and make making him take up the coin.]] ** coin]]. ** [[spoiler:Lara Raith]] doesn't react with visible emotion [[spoiler:when Harry and she destroy part of her home, he makes her pay blood money, threatens killing her if one of her kind tries the genocide route again, or forces her to free the tiny fae she captured on the pretense they were trespassing.]] However, when [[spoiler:Harry asks for Listerine because of a strange taste in his mouth, Lara finally loses it and whispers [[TranquilFury whispers]] at Harry to leave]]. * ARareSentence: Harry makes mention of the events of ''Blood Rites'' ''Literature/BloodRites'' with the line, a "cult "a cult of porn-star sorceresses." Molly is taken back and asks if she heard it right. When told he meant what he said, she accepts it.

* TheRenfield: The Thralls of the White Court are people who have been so emotionally drained they have barely any will left, if it exists at all. [[spoiler:Justine pretends to be one, but is just obfuscating]]. * TheReveal: [[spoiler: Helen Beckitt's daughter, Amanda, is not dead but has been living in a coma for years, and has been tended to by Marcone. She is the young woman Harry saw Marcone visit in ''Death Masks''.]] * RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Harry goes nuts when [[spoiler: ghouls kill, rape, and eat 16-year-old fraternal opposite sex twin trainees.]] Ramirez is visibly disturbed.
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* TheRenfield: The Thralls of the White Court are people who have been so emotionally drained they have barely any will left, if it exists at all. [[spoiler:Justine pretends to be one, but is just obfuscating]]. * TheReveal: [[spoiler: Helen Beckitt's daughter, Amanda, is not dead but has been living in a coma for years, and has been tended to by Marcone. She is the young woman Harry saw Marcone visit in ''Death Masks''.obfuscating.]] * TheReveal: [[spoiler: Helen Beckitt's daughter, Amanda, is not dead, but has been living in a coma for years, tended to by Marcone. She is the young woman Harry saw Marcone visit in ''Literature/DeathMasks''.]] * RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Harry goes nuts when [[spoiler: ghouls kill, rape, and eat 16-year-old fraternal opposite sex twin trainees.]] trainees]]. Ramirez is visibly disturbed.

** [[spoiler:With hordes of uber-ghouls running rampant in the Deeps, the White Court vampires, Harry, and Ramirez have to either run from them or be killed. Thankfully, Harry planned for an extraction just in case it was needed]]. ** Soon after the above [[spoiler:and the gate Harry opened closed before he and Lara could make it, and powerful bombs were about to go off, and still hordes of uber-ghouls about, Harry and Lara choose run once more. They ended up using ExplosionPropulsion to escape]]. * RunningGag: Harry and buildings burning down. For most of the book, he repeats he wasn't at fault, to which Molly and Murphy lampshade this by interrupting him by saying, "Not his/your fault." ** A more subtle, series-spanning one, Harry gets reminded of his terrible Latin (due to learning it through a substandard correspondence course) twice. Once while badly translating "Ordo Lebes," and again when Carlos calls him out on his mysterious ability to speak fluent Ghoul and Ancient Etruscan.
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** [[spoiler:With hordes of uber-ghouls running rampant in the Deeps, the White Court vampires, Harry, and Ramirez have to either run from them or be killed. Thankfully, Harry planned for an extraction just in case it was needed]]. ** needed.]] ** Soon after the above [[spoiler:and the gate Harry opened having been forcibly closed before he and Lara could make it, and with powerful bombs were about to go off, and still hordes of uber-ghouls about, Harry and Lara choose run "run" once more. They ended end up using ExplosionPropulsion to escape]]. * RunningGag: RunningGag: ** Harry and buildings burning down. For most of the book, he repeats he wasn't at fault, to which Molly and Murphy lampshade this by interrupting him by and saying, "Not his/your fault." ** A more subtle, series-spanning one, one: Harry gets reminded of his terrible Latin (due to learning it through a substandard correspondence course) CorrespondenceCourse) twice. Once while badly translating "Ordo Lebes," and again when Carlos calls him out on his mysterious ability to speak fluent Ghoul and Ancient Etruscan.

* SayingTooMuch: Harry [[spoiler:using Lash to listen in on the White Court speaking in their ancient tongue and understand it without aid of a translator and then speaking it fluently tips Ramirez that there is something not right with Harry, not when he couldn't speak proper Latin a few years back]]. * ScareEmStraight: Harry to Molly, Chapter 30, [[spoiler: with a slow-moving fireball in order to demonstrate that she wasn't ready to help him with his job because she hasn't learned that WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility. When talking about it to Molly later, he mentions that Ebenezer did the same thing to him when he was an apprentice.]]
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* SayingTooMuch: Harry [[spoiler:using Lash to listen in on the White Court speaking in their ancient tongue and understand it without aid of a translator translator, and then speaking it fluently fluently, tips Ramirez that there is something not right with Harry, not when he couldn't speak proper Latin a few years back]]. * ScareEmStraight: Harry to Molly, Chapter 30, [[spoiler: with a slow-moving fireball headed toward her face, in order to demonstrate that she wasn't isn't ready to help him with his job because she hasn't learned that WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility. When talking about it to Molly later, he mentions that Ebenezer did the same a similar thing to him when he was an apprentice.]]

** When meeting with the Order of the Cauldron for the first time, Harry misses something. [[spoiler:He missed there was another woman present, but hidden under a veil. It took Lash to note this and she justified Harry's missing it because he was deliberately made to come into the house uninvited and so he was limited in strength]].
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** ** When meeting with the Order of the Cauldron for the first time, Harry misses something. [[spoiler:He missed that there was another woman present, but hidden under a veil. It took takes Lash to note this this, and she justified justifies Harry's missing it because he was deliberately [[MustBeInvited made to come into the house uninvited uninvited]] and so he was limited in strength]].strength.]]

* StaringDownCthulhu: [[spoiler:To resist Lara's charm and vamping, Carlos invokes this and engages in a Soulgaze. This breaks Lara's stride and she compliments him on how he handled her advances]]. * StealthPun ** [=MonOc=] Securities. [[spoiler:"Mon" means "One" and "Oc" is short for "Ocular" or "Eye." So "One Eye." Befitting a being who myths claim he has only one eye]]. ** Near the end there's a VisualPun when Lara [[spoiler: stands behind the white throne, she the [[ManBehindTheMan power behind the throne]]]]. ** Harry and Lara's [[spoiler: escape from the cavern involves riding inside a bouncing magic ball; if it bounces just right they get to keep playing.]] Apparently Harry's a [[{{Music/Tommy}} Pinball Wizard]]. * SuperSpeed: White Court vampires, while the most human of the known vampires, still can move at speeds well beyond any human can move. [[spoiler:However, their movements are not faster than the ''speed of thought'', which is the speed magic can be cast]]. * SympathyForTheDevil: [[spoiler:After realizing Lash died for Harry he cries for her sacrifice]]. * TakeOurWordForIt: When [[spoiler:the uber-ghouls are attacking, Harry sees Lady Malvora ripped apart by the uber-ghouls and was crushed by their weight. Lord Skavis and his retainers stood against the uber-ghouls as well as a rock "ignoring a flash flood - for the moment, at least."]] Harry notes the other sights were not nearly as pleasant. * TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:Lash, the shadow of Lasciel, takes a psychic bullet to save Harry]]. * TemptingFate: [[spoiler:Lady Malvora, when arguing with Lord Raith,]] calls out "Who shall call us to task for [killing practitioners in this time of peace]?" Harry, being Harry, picks now as the best time to reveal himself and gives himself a grand entrance. * TimeBomb: [[spoiler:Marcone, possibly by Harry's request, sets up powerful bombs during the recovery mission led by Marcone, Thomas, and Murphy. They eventually blow (see Explosion Propulsion for Harry's escape) and destroy the Deeps and anything left in there]].
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* StaringDownCthulhu: [[spoiler:To resist Lara's charm and vamping, Carlos invokes this and engages in a Soulgaze. soulgaze. This breaks Lara's stride and she compliments him on how he handled her advances]]. advances.]] * StealthPun StealthPun: ** [=MonOc=] Securities. [[spoiler:"Mon" means "One" and "Oc" is short for "Ocular" or "Eye." So "One Eye." Befitting a being who whom myths claim he has only one eye]]. ** Near the end there's a VisualPun when Lara [[spoiler: stands behind the Lord Raith on his white throne, throne; she the [[ManBehindTheMan power behind the throne]]]]. ** Harry and Lara's [[spoiler: escape from the cavern involves riding inside a bouncing magic ball; if it bounces just right they get to keep playing.]] playing]]. Apparently Harry's a [[{{Music/Tommy}} Pinball Wizard]]. * SuperSpeed: White Court vampires, while the most human of the known vampires, still can move at speeds well beyond any human can move. [[spoiler:However, their movements are not faster than the ''speed of thought'', which is the speed magic can be cast]]. cast.]] * SympathyForTheDevil: [[spoiler:After realizing Lash died for Harry Harry, he cries for her sacrifice]]. sacrifice.]] * TakeOurWordForIt: When [[spoiler:the uber-ghouls are attacking, Harry sees Lady Malvora ripped apart by the uber-ghouls and was crushed by their weight. Lord Skavis and his retainers stood stand against the uber-ghouls as well as a rock "ignoring a flash flood - for flood--for the moment, at least."]] Harry notes the other sights were are not nearly as pleasant. * TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:Lash, the shadow of Lasciel, takes a psychic bullet to save Harry]]. Harry.]] * TemptingFate: [[spoiler:Lady Malvora, when arguing with Lord Raith,]] calls out "Who shall call us to task for [killing practitioners in this time of peace]?" Harry, being Harry, picks now as the best time to reveal himself and gives himself a [[BigEntrance grand entrance. entrance]]. -->If that wasn't a straight line, my name isn't Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. * TimeBomb: [[spoiler:Marcone, possibly by Harry's request, sets up powerful bombs during the recovery mission led by Marcone, Thomas, and Murphy. They eventually blow (see Explosion Propulsion ExplosionPropulsion for Harry's escape) and destroy the Deeps and anything left in there]].there.]]

* TrueCompanions: [[spoiler:Helen Beckitt learns her new friends in the Orbo Lebes are this when they do not shun her for her criminal record (both magical and human world), but hug and embrace her. Likewise, Helen is shaken by Anna's death, despite her claims she doesn't care about them that much]]. * UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Played straight when Harry's planning the assault on the White Court in the Deeps. * UnstoppableRage: During the {{flashback}} to New Mexico, when [[spoiler: he tracks down a ghoul who kidnapped two sixteen-year-old wizards-in-training. He finds the ghoul standing over their bodies, having devoured parts of both of the teenagers (and it is implied that the ghoul raped one of them).]] Harry's response would make [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer]] proud. ** To clarify: [[spoiler:He melted the sand around the ghoul, let the ghoul sink in, then hardened it. Then he poured orange juice on the ghoul's head and let the ants do the rest.]] ** [[spoiler: Actually, that was one of the trainee-killing ghoul's allies. The actual killer, Harry literally ripped in half with magic, then ''set its still-living nerves and fat on fire'' and hurled its blazing, screaming half-carcass into a chasm. Harry was '''pissed'''.]]
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* TrueCompanions: [[spoiler:Helen Beckitt learns her new friends in the Orbo Lebes are this when they do not shun her for her criminal record (both magical and human world), mundane), but hug and embrace her. Likewise, Helen is shaken by Anna's death, despite her claims she doesn't care about them that much]]. * UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Played straight when Harry's planning the assault on the White Court in the Deeps. * UnstoppableRage: During the {{flashback}} to New Mexico, when [[spoiler: he tracks down a ghoul who kidnapped two sixteen-year-old wizards-in-training. He finds the ghoul standing over their bodies, having devoured parts of both of the teenagers (and it is implied that the ghoul raped one of them).]] Harry's response would make [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer]] proud. ** To clarify: [[spoiler:He melted the sand around the ghoul, let the ghoul sink in, then hardened it. Then he poured orange juice on the ghoul's head and let the ants do the rest.much.]] ** [[spoiler: Actually, * UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Played straight when Harry's planning the assault on the White Court in the Deeps. It doesn't go off quite as planned, but he still achieves all of his major objectives. * UnstoppableRage: During the {{flashback}} to New Mexico, when Harry [[spoiler:tracks down a ghoul who kidnapped two sixteen-year-old wizards-in-training. He finds the ghoul standing over their bodies, having devoured parts of both of the teenagers (and it is implied that was the ghoul raped one of the trainee-killing ghoul's allies. The actual killer, Harry them)]]. Harry's response would make [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer]] proud. [[spoiler:Harry literally ripped rips the ghoul in half with magic, then ''set ''sets its still-living nerves and fat on fire'' and hurled hurls its blazing, screaming half-carcass into a chasm. That not being enough for him, Harry was then stalks back out to another captured ghoul. He melts the sand around the ghoul, lets the ghoul sink in, then hardens it. Then he pours orange juice on the ghoul's head and lets the ants do the rest--until Remirez calms him down enough to give it a MercyKill instead.]] Harry is '''pissed'''.]]

** One of the villains, [[spoiler:Madrigal Raith]], holds this, as he wanted vengeance on Harry and hoped to use him to take out his opposition, with a hopeful mutual destruction, and thus help him complete his plan. Of course, getting Harry's attention leads to the whole scheme being exposed and falling apart. ** The entire plot of attacking the practitioners resulting in Dresden and the White Council's response is considered obvious to [[spoiler:Lord Raith]]. The perpetrators' shock at Harry's arrival at the end is just more proof the participants held the ball.
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** One of the villains, [[spoiler:Madrigal Raith]], holds this, as he wanted wants vengeance on Harry and hoped hopes to use him to take out his opposition, with a hopeful mutual destruction, and thus help him complete his plan. Of course, getting Harry's attention leads to the whole scheme being exposed and falling apart. ** ** The entire plot of attacking the practitioners resulting in Dresden and the White Council's response is considered obvious to [[spoiler:Lord Raith]]. The perpetrators' shock at Harry's arrival at the end is just more proof the participants held the ball.

** Attempted by [[spoiler:Madrigal]] when he sees Harry and another Warden come to challenge him [[spoiler:and Vittorio Malvora]] to a duel to the death for crimes done in a time of peace against weaker practitioners of magic. But [[spoiler:Vittorio tells him that if he tries this, he will be killed by Cheserina Malvora.]] ** Harry notes once [[spoiler:Cowl realized there were bombs about to blow, he would close his Way to prevent any backlash into his area]].
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** ** Attempted by [[spoiler:Madrigal]] when he sees Harry and another Warden come to challenge him [[spoiler:and Vittorio Malvora]] to a duel to the death for crimes done in a time of peace against weaker practitioners of magic. But [[spoiler:Vittorio tells him that if he tries this, declines the challenge, he will be killed by Cheserina Malvora.]] ** Lady Cesarina Malvora]]. ** Harry notes that once [[spoiler:Cowl realized there were bombs about to blow, he would close his Way to prevent any backlash into his area]].

** [[spoiler:Molly's role in helping Harry at the climax was to wait in the Beetle with Mouse.]]
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** [[spoiler:Molly's role in helping Harry at the climax was is to wait in the Beetle with Mouse.]]

** Ramirez to Harry [[spoiler:for his failing to trust Ramirez with even a little with more information because of the fear of the mole in the White Council.]] ** 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 mean time while the destruction is repaired. She points out that this sort of impulsiveness with his power is exactly the sort of thing he'd 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.]] * WhoNeedsTheirWholeBody: The ghouls in New Mexico remain conscious and somewhat mobile even after one loses two limbs and the other, its lower body. [[spoiler: The super-ghouls that invade the Deeps keep right on fighting, even when they've lost arms, legs, chunks of torso or even ''heads''.]] * WhyDontYouJustShootHim: [[spoiler:Harry debates whether shooting Grey Cloak from a distance would be a good thing or not as he knows next to nothing about him and nothing about the situation he's running. Harry decides to follow the guy to learn more.]]
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** Ramirez to Harry [[spoiler:for his failing to trust Ramirez with even a little with more information because of the fear of the mole in the White Council.Council]]. ** 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.]] ** 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 mean time while the destruction is repaired. She points out that this sort of impulsiveness with his power is exactly the sort of thing he'd 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.]] * WhoNeedsTheirWholeBody: The ghouls in New Mexico remain conscious and somewhat mobile even after one loses two limbs and the other, another, its lower body. [[spoiler: The super-ghouls that invade the Deeps keep right on fighting, even when they've lost arms, legs, chunks of torso or even ''heads''.]] * WhyDontYouJustShootHim: [[spoiler:Harry debates whether shooting Grey Cloak from a distance would be a good thing or not not, as he knows next to nothing about him and nothing about the situation he's running. Harry decides to follow the guy to learn more.]]

** Harry witnesses [[spoiler:Rameriz and Lara soulgaze. He notes it really only takes a fraction of a second, not that those experiencing it can tell. Ramirez notes he did this not to push off Lara but as a reminder of what she truly is. Lara is impressed with this mentality]].
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** ** Harry witnesses [[spoiler:Rameriz and Lara Lara]] soulgaze. He notes it really only takes a fraction of a second, not that those experiencing it can tell. Ramirez [[spoiler:Ramirez notes he did this not to push off Lara but as a reminder of what she truly is. Lara is impressed with this mentality]].mentality.]]

** [[spoiler:At the end when Harry is close to dying Lasciel's Shadow does not call him "My Host" which is her customary name, but "Harry."]] ** Harry himself breaks with his own habit and calls Marcone "John" when [[spoiler: he pleads for the gang boss to help him save the Raiths and thralls]]. * YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: The [[spoiler:"Bowling for Vampires"]] incident. Harry does something particularly clever in his duel with [[spoiler:Madrigal Raith]] and follows it up with one of his patented wisecracks. The[[spoiler: White Court vampire]] audience cheers. Harry is discomfited.
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** [[spoiler:At the end end, when Harry is close to dying dying, Lasciel's Shadow does not call him "My Host" "my host" which is her customary name, but "Harry."]] ** Harry himself breaks with his own habit and calls Marcone "John" when [[spoiler: he pleads for the gang boss to help him save the Raiths and the thralls]]. * YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: The [[spoiler:"Bowling for Vampires"]] incident. Harry does something particularly clever in his duel with [[spoiler:Madrigal Raith]] and follows it up with one of his patented wisecracks. The[[spoiler: White The [[spoiler:White Court vampire]] audience cheers. Harry is discomfited.
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* BulletProofVest: Treated realistically here. Carlos Ramirez wears one for the duel with Vittorio Malvora and Madrigal Raith and it comes in handy. Later on though he takes a knife to the gut and the blade goes straight through. Harry then correctly notes that a bullet proof vest might stop gunshots, but isn't so good for sharp, pointy objects.
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* TrustMe: ** Ramirez to Harry when [[spoiler:he calls Harry out on all the underhanded stuff he's done, working with Marcone and history with White Court vampires, and his ability to speak ancient languages when before he couldn't even speak Latin properly, because Harry doesn't know who TheMole in the White Council is.]] ** Harry to Lara before [[spoiler:the bombs Marcone laid out are about to blow. Harry asks this of Lara in the final seconds as he has a plan that is crazy enough to work.]]
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* DeceptionNoncompliance: Thomas is forbidden to tell Harry about the White Court's plans. Therefore he deliberately acts secretive and leaves obvious evidence in his apartment, knowing that this will lead to Harry finding out without needing to be explicitly told.
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* MagicCauldron: The Ordo Lebes name themselves after cauldrons based on this trope, although in fact they're not literally using cauldrons. (Harry initially translates it just as a large cooking pot until Murphy points out the obvious intention.)
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* MagicCauldron: The Ordo Lebes name themselves after cauldrons based on this trope, although in fact they're not literally using cauldrons. (Harry initially translates it just as a large cooking pot until Murphy points out the obvious intention.) [[RunningGag goddamn Latin correspondence course...]])
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* MagicCauldron: The Ordo Lebes name themselves after cauldrons based on this trope, although in fact they're not literally using cauldrons. (Harry initially translates it just as a large cooking pot until Murphy points out the obvious intention.)
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* VillainHasAPoint: Marcone is many shades of evil, but Harry notes he does have a point that [[spoiler:Helen learning her beloved daughter is alive but trapped in a vegetative coma would shatter what remains of her sanity. To be that close to getting her daughter back only to find her lost by other means would be too cruel a fate for even Marcone to put the woman through]].
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* ColdBloodedTorture: After ghouls kidnap and murder two apprentice wizards, Harry captures one, buries it to its neck in sand, crisps its head with fire, splashes orange juice onto it and into a trail to a nearby fire ant nest, and lets the ants start stinging its exposed tissues before Ramirez convinces him to just [[MercyKill mercy kill]] the thing.
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* ColdBloodedTorture: After ghouls kidnap and murder two apprentice wizards, Harry captures one, buries it to its neck in sand, crisps its head with fire, splashes orange juice onto it and into a trail to a nearby fire ant nest, and lets waits for the ants to start stinging its exposed tissues before Ramirez convinces him to just [[MercyKill mercy kill]] the thing.
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