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30th Jun '17 10:42:39 AM randomtroper89
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* Semi-Jossed; it didn't happen, but that could very well be the case.

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* Semi-Jossed; it didn't happen, but that could very well be the case.
30th Jun '17 10:11:23 AM randomtroper89
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* (Summer Knight) Lloyd Slate, the Winter Knight, doesn't make such an impressive showing of himself as those rereading the series would think. Maybe it can be chalked up to the Winter Mantle and his wizardly powers, but Harry seemed to believe there was a non-zero chance he could take on Maeve by using the Winter Mantle at the end of Cold Days, and Fix exhibits physical prowess that would have embarrassed Slate--who got his ass beat by a scrawny, wrench-wielding Fix even before the latter became the Summer Knight. Perhaps the extra mileage Harry gets out of his mantle could be explained away by waving hands and saying "Wizard", but unless you believe that the Summer Knight is supposed to be significantly more powerful than the Winter Knight (which seems unlikely, considering balance part of the nature of the courts), the only thing that explains Fix's extra power is his changeling heritage.



* (Summer Knight) Lloyd Slate, the Winter Knight, doesn't make such an impressive showing of himself as those rereading the series would think. Maybe it can be chalked up to the Winter Mantle and his wizardly powers, but Harry seemed to believe there was a non-zero chance he could take on Maeve by using the Winter Mantle at the end of Cold Days, and Fix exhibits physical prowess that would have embarrassed Slate--who got his ass beat by a scrawny, wrench-wielding Fix even before the latter became the Summer Knight. Perhaps the extra mileage Harry gets out of his mantle could be explained away by waving hands and saying "Wizard", but unless you believe that the Summer Knight is supposed to be significantly more powerful than the Winter Knight (which seems unlikely, considering balance part of the nature of the courts), the only thing that explains Fix's extra power is his changeling heritage.
18th Jun '17 1:36:59 AM phylan
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refinement on the theory : Harry's Dad was a Graceless Uriel

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refinement Refinement on the theory : Harry's Dad was a Graceless Uriel
18th Jun '17 1:36:32 AM phylan
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refinement on the theory : Harry's Dad was a Graceless Uriel
* We know Uriel can shed/loan his grace, and is then fully human, as Jim stated Harry's dad was.
* If Jesus is any indication, he'd still be both fully Angel and fully Human, allowing the Angel properties to be passed on to Harry
* Nephilim were supposedly bad news because of too much power with human free will. Being concieved gracelessly, Harry did not have a lot of power to start with, and is mastering his power slowly and responsibly.
* Harry got to talk with his Dad, who said some prerequisites had to be met, right after Uriel was allowed to interefere in Harry's life.
* Depowering himself for a calm decade or two so as to put a piece on the board that would be crucial for the apocalypse seems like the kind of gambit Uriel could make.
* Uriel, an archangel, ekeing out a miserable living by doing stage magic is way too funny an idea to not get used.
30th Apr '17 12:56:58 PM JacktheSecond
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[[WMG:The Merlin does, in fact, collect bottle caps.]]
Ebenezer explains that the Merlin usually goes into Council meetings with at least three plans: his main plan, his backup, and his ace in the hole. Dresden explains that, while he's frequently poor, most wizards aren't because they know how compound interest works hand have had a few centuries to take advantage of it. The Merlin isn't most wizards: he makes contingencies for his contingencies; it's why he's the Merlin. You know what else wizards could do? Collect anything that's small and cheap when it is produced - postage stamps, comic books, bottle caps, oil cans - throw it in a drawer or a box for fifty or a hundred years, and then see if it's worth anything. Moreover, it's a very ''orthogonal'' investment. Sure, the Red Court accountants will look for your accounts and get them frozen or stolen at an inconvenient time, but then you can play your ace in the hole and liquidate your "Issue #1" comic books. It'd be crazy for the Merlin ''not'' to collect bottle caps.
26th Apr '17 5:44:41 AM JacktheSecond
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*** King Arthur was in England in the 5th/6th century; Mohammed was a 6th/7th century prophet. Merlin could have run into him after the whole Camelot thing was over, and liked the cut of his jib.
26th Apr '17 5:42:29 AM JacktheSecond
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** Jesus?
25th Apr '17 5:28:09 PM JacktheSecond
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[[WMG:Margaret's murder was part of the timing to make Harry a starborn.]]
Margaret LeFay is murdered by an entropy curse shortly after giving birth to Harry. On first reading you might think this is coincidence or [[spoiler:Raithe]] picking a time when his target was vulnerable, except, (1) entropy curses work by manipulating chance and (2) Malcolm did not arrive at the hospital until after Margaret had died. Why might a man miss the birth of his child? ''If the labor was unexpectedly early and quick!'' [[spoiler:Lord Raithe]] cast the entropy curse, which ''caused'' Margaret to go into labor, rapidly, and then subsequently die being delivered of Harry. ''If not for the entropy curse, Harry would have been born a different, later day, and not be a starborn.''
5th Apr '17 11:27:57 AM StFan
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* her status as a sort of outcast, exploring the Nevernever alone - changelings are often not really accepted by either humans nor faeries.

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* her status as a sort of outcast, exploring the Nevernever alone - -- changelings are often not really accepted by either humans nor faeries.



*** On further thought, a good candidate might just be good ol' Leanansidhe. She *is* the only one with access to the NeverNever side of his apartment, after all. However, if it is her, she missed a good moment to crow about it when she was talking to him about the defenses she had put in place.

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*** On further thought, a good candidate might just be good ol' Leanansidhe. She *is* the only one with access to the NeverNever Nevernever side of his apartment, after all. However, if it is her, she missed a good moment to crow about it when she was talking to him about the defenses she had put in place.



There's a number of hints that he's a good bit more cunning than Dresden assumes, especially politically, and he really knows his magic. He's also got a lot of experience sitting on the Council and has been involved in at least the battles with Kemmler. Also, the Gatekeeper technically reports to him, and he can make his spells stick against outsiders: he repels an army of Outsiders and Vampires in the [=NeverNever=] with a single ward. That's a pretty tough thing to manage, since there would be no threshold to anchor it on and I doubt circles are impenetrable there. It's thus likely he's fought them before and possible he knows about Nemesis. If he does, that casts his actions in a different light on a number of occasions: 1. His defensive approach to the Red Court war. Acting aggressively would increase the risk of high-ranking members being captured and infected by Nemesis, and he may have anticipated fighting Outsiders all along, which ended very poorly for the Council when they were forced into doing it. 2. His insistence that no Black Council existed. Telling people about Nemesis would induce crippling paranoia because anyone could ''become'' a traitor at basically any time, while telling people a shadowy organization existed would induce people to believe that it acts like a mundane organization. 3. Putting Morgan on trial. In addition to the political worries, he could have believed that Morgan had been infected. 4. His vendetta against Harry. Harry was in actual combat with a Walker and miraculously survived, which seems highly suspicious. Even if his status as a Starborn were known, he has a lot of trouble fighting He-Who-Walks-Before even after becoming the Winter Knight.

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There's a number of hints that he's a good bit more cunning than Dresden assumes, especially politically, and he really knows his magic. He's also got a lot of experience sitting on the Council and has been involved in at least the battles with Kemmler. Also, the Gatekeeper technically reports to him, and he can make his spells stick against outsiders: he repels an army of Outsiders and Vampires in the [=NeverNever=] Nevernever with a single ward. That's a pretty tough thing to manage, since there would be no threshold to anchor it on and I doubt circles are impenetrable there. It's thus likely he's fought them before and possible he knows about Nemesis. If he does, that casts his actions in a different light on a number of occasions: 1. His defensive approach to the Red Court war. Acting aggressively would increase the risk of high-ranking members being captured and infected by Nemesis, and he may have anticipated fighting Outsiders all along, which ended very poorly for the Council when they were forced into doing it. 2. His insistence that no Black Council existed. Telling people about Nemesis would induce crippling paranoia because anyone could ''become'' a traitor at basically any time, while telling people a shadowy organization existed would induce people to believe that it acts like a mundane organization. 3. Putting Morgan on trial. In addition to the political worries, he could have believed that Morgan had been infected. 4. His vendetta against Harry. Harry was in actual combat with a Walker and miraculously survived, which seems highly suspicious. Even if his status as a Starborn were known, he has a lot of trouble fighting He-Who-Walks-Before even after becoming the Winter Knight.



[[WMG:Evil Bob has been snooping around Demonreach's [=NeverNever=].]]
The island-spirit said "ANOTHER ONE" when it encountered Harry and Bob in ''Cold Days''. Presumably it wasn't talking about Harry, but about a memory spirit that appears as a skull with points of light in its eye sockets. As Evil Bob doesn't seem to have a sanctuary-skull to be carried in, he'd more likely come to the island via the [=NeverNever=].

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[[WMG:Evil Bob has been snooping around Demonreach's [=NeverNever=].Nevernever.]]
The island-spirit said "ANOTHER ONE" when it encountered Harry and Bob in ''Cold Days''. Presumably it wasn't talking about Harry, but about a memory spirit that appears as a skull with points of light in its eye sockets. As Evil Bob doesn't seem to have a sanctuary-skull to be carried in, he'd more likely come to the island via the [=NeverNever=].Nevernever.
31st Mar '17 5:18:51 PM reteov
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* Could it also be possible that the mothers' most powerful name is YHWH?
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