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17th Feb '16 3:03:16 PM roxana
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* ImStandingRightHere: In fact Bianca is lying right there on Harry's couch as Bob rants about how stupid it is to help a vampire.
23rd Dec '15 8:38:13 AM StarSword
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Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is Chicago's only practicing professional wizard, solving supernatural mysteries to pay the bills, and occasionally helping out the Special Investigations unit of the Chicago PD, led by Constanza "Connie" Murphy. He's assisted by Hrothbert of Bainbridge, or Bob, the ghost of a medieval wizard who was condemned to his own skull as punishment for breaking the Laws of Magic.

Other characters include Bianca, the sexy vampiress in charge of one of Chicago's more illicit establishments; Kirmani, a skeptical cop working under Murphy; and Morgan, the High Council's chief enforcer, who hounds Harry, believing him to be a warlock waiting to happen.

It was aired on the SciFiChannel in 2007 and lasted twelve episodes before being canceled.

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Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden (Creator/PaulBlackthorne) is Chicago's only practicing professional wizard, solving supernatural mysteries to pay the bills, and occasionally helping out the Special Investigations unit of the Chicago PD, led by Constanza "Connie" Murphy. Murphy (Creator/ValerieCruz). He's assisted by Hrothbert of Bainbridge, Bainbridge (Creator/TerrenceMann), or Bob, the ghost of a medieval wizard who was condemned to his own skull as punishment for breaking the Laws of Magic.

Other characters include Bianca, Bianca (Creator/JoanneKelly), the sexy vampiress in charge of one of Chicago's more illicit establishments; Kirmani, Kirmani (Creator/RaoulBhaneja), a skeptical cop working under Murphy; and Morgan, Morgan (Creator/ConradCoates), the High Council's chief enforcer, who hounds Harry, believing him to be a warlock waiting to happen.

It was aired on the SciFiChannel Creator/SciFiChannel in 2007 and lasted twelve episodes before being canceled.



* AffablyEvil: Bianca, who seems to have genuine affection for Harry and who disapproves of supernatural drugs like Third Eye. She is still a vampire running what is almost certainly a brothel, and she makes it clear that she may have to kill Dresden one day, and indeed she does attack Harry in "Storm Front" when he accuses her of being responsible for the deaths of the three girls.

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* AffablyEvil: Bianca, who seems to have genuine affection for Harry (they're ex-lovers) and who disapproves of supernatural drugs like Third Eye. She is still a vampire running what is almost certainly a brothel, and she makes it clear that she may have to kill Dresden one day, and indeed she does attack Harry in "Storm Front" when he accuses her of being responsible for the deaths of the three girls.



** [[spoiler: Heather]] has composite traits of the various werewolves in ''Fool Moon'' and Susan's plotline from the books (bitten by a supernatural critter, having to leave because her growing connection with Harry puts him at risk, and Harry vowing to research a cure even though it's likely impossible).

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** [[spoiler: Heather]] has composite traits of the various werewolves in ''Fool Moon'' ''Literature/FoolMoon'' and Susan's plotline from the books (bitten by a supernatural critter, having to leave because her growing connection with Harry puts him at risk, and Harry vowing to research a cure even though it's likely impossible).



* HeroWithBadPublicity: Harry in spades. Normals think he is either crazy or a con-man and other wizards are convinced he is a dangerous Black Magic user like the rest of his family.

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* HeroWithBadPublicity: Harry in spades. Normals think he is either crazy or a con-man and other wizards are convinced he is a dangerous Black Magic user like the rest of his family.mentor Justin (whom Harry accidentally killed with HollywoodVoodoo after learning Justin murdered his father).



** The Blue Beetle was replaced with a run-down old army jeep, because it's actually really difficult for a man as tall as Harry to keep getting in and out of one of the smaller cars on the planet.

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** The Blue Beetle was replaced with a run-down old army jeep, Army Jeep, because it's actually really difficult for a man as tall as Harry to keep getting in and out of one of the smaller cars on the planet.planet. Jim Butcher also remarked that the larger size of a Jeep makes the camerawork a lot easier.



* SatelliteLoveInterest: Susan, since she does not have her own storyline like she did in the books.

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* SatelliteLoveInterest: Susan, since she does not have her own storyline like she did in the books.books (possibly an artifact of the series' short run).



* VampiresAreSexGods: In the series, Harry has a sexual relationship with a Red Court Vamp, which in the novels have a more violent and predatory relationship with humans.

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* VampiresAreSexGods: In the series, Harry has is a sexual relationship with a former lover of Bianca, the local head of the Red Court Vamp, which in Court. In the novels the Red Court have a more violent and predatory relationship with humans.
9th Sep '15 10:14:47 AM bookwormgal
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* AdaptationalHeroism: A couple of cases.
** In the books Bianca is a high-ranking villainous vampire. In the show, she's much more sympathetic and she and Harry end up on the same side more often than not.
** Morgan in the books, while a good guy, was a LawfulStupid InspectorJavert who watched Harry like a hawk waiting for the slightest excuse to chop off his head. This version doesn't trust Harry but wants to help the innocent too, which leaves them begrudgingly on the same side more often than not, while having a problem with how visible he makes himself, and the amount of kablooey his larger battles cause. Also, the not trusting him bit isn't purely because he killed Justin in self defense like in the books, but also because he was taught by Justin in the ''first place.'' This Morgan is far from Harry's biggest fan, but we go from "he broke a law, forget ''why'' he did it, OffWithHisHead!" to "yeah, he mostly does what's right, but he's got no regard for TheMasquerade, he was the student and relative of a BigBad, and [[DestructiveSavior ye gods, the property damage]]! Keep an eye on this one."
3rd Sep '15 4:19:19 PM BlackJAC
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* AdaptationNameChange: Murphy's first name goes from Karrin to Connie because [[JustifiedTrope there was a real Chicago cop named Karen Murphy]].
31st Jul '15 6:34:28 PM Eagal
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-->'''Amber''': I may be [[Film/TheExpendables expendable]], but you're [[Film/TheUsualSuspects the usual suspect]].
*** That first one probably isn't a reference, since the show predates The Expendables by three years.

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-->'''Amber''': I may be [[Film/TheExpendables expendable]], expendable, but you're [[Film/TheUsualSuspects the usual suspect]].
*** That first one probably isn't a reference, since the show predates The Expendables by three years.
suspect]].
19th Jul '15 6:01:53 AM Salmobook
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*** That first one probably isn't a reference, since the show predates The Expendables by three years.



** Heather from "Hair of the Dog" also has a strange accent, sounding vaguely Irish at times

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** Heather from "Hair of the Dog" also has a strange accent, sounding vaguely Irish at timestimes.
** Harry himself is not immune, as actor Paul Blackthorne occasionally suffers from a bit of garbled pronunciation in his fake American accent.
27th Jun '15 2:22:30 PM Eagal
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* NeverLiveItDown: In-universe Harry used the Black all of one time, in self defense at that, but Morgan and Mai treat him like he's a mass murderer and any time black magic is used in the city they immediately accuse Harry. Only the lack of proof (which obviously doesn't exist) prevents them from killing him on the spot.

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* NeverLiveItDown: In-universe In-universe. Harry used the Black all of one time, in self defense at that, but Morgan and Mai treat him like he's a mass murderer and any time black magic is used in the city they immediately accuse Harry. Only the lack of proof (which obviously doesn't exist) prevents them from killing him on the spot.
27th Jun '15 2:13:40 PM Eagal
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* NeverLiveItDown: In-universe Harry used the Black all of one time, in self defense at that, but Morgan and Mai treat him like he's a mass murderer and any time black magic is used in the city they immediately accuse Harry. Only the lack of proof (which obviously doesn't exist) prevents them from killing him on the spot.
9th Jun '15 1:20:37 PM Morgenthaler
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-->'''Amber''': I may be [[TheExpendables expendable]], but you're [[TheUsualSuspects the usual suspect]].

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-->'''Amber''': I may be [[TheExpendables [[Film/TheExpendables expendable]], but you're [[TheUsualSuspects [[Film/TheUsualSuspects the usual suspect]].
8th Apr '15 12:24:45 AM Arancaytar
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** There's an in-universe pop culture reference in ''Things That Go Bump'':
-->'''Amber''': I may be [[TheExpendables expendable]], but you're [[TheUsualSuspects the usual suspect]].
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