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9th Feb '18 7:05:57 PM RichardGrayson
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* Butters is the Flash. The nerdy but brilliant scientist of the group, who gets powers to become a fully fledged badass in his own right.
28th Jan '18 12:12:17 PM MisterTambourineMan
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[[WMG:The Denarians have a less-than-impressive reason for destroying records of themselves.]]
Harry at one point suggests that, while there aren't any recording cases of anyone resisting the Fallens' temptation, they can't really say it's never happened because there aren't reliable records. The Fallen actually have a worse track record with winning people over than they care to admit, and do their best to destroy evidence to maintain their image as irresistible tempters.
10th Dec '17 7:08:01 PM Sharlee
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* "Butters" is a ''Scottish'' name, not Jewish. Waldo's royal blood doesn't have to date back to biblical times; he could easily have royal ancestry from Fife or Perthshire where the name originates.
8th Aug '17 8:37:08 PM Lightning4119
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** It also could be a side effect of the long-predicted "Harry's going to break another Rule of Magic and time travel and thus [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble knows the island even if he doesn't know it yet]]," or the "Harry's a reincarnation of Merlin (and thus would know Demonreach well on some level, even if he can't quite remember it)" theories being true at some point. Either way, we're going to see



** His lack of confidence in his appearance also probably ties into his difficulties with hygiene - having to shave blind and with cold water probably doesn't fill one with a whole lot of confidence about their appearance.



It was established that names have power to them particularly when it comes to powerful magical beings. Harry has given names to at least four powerful magical beings (Bob, Ivy, Mouse and Lash) which they all accepted full heartedly. Bob and Ivy may be overlooked and Mouse despite his power is a dog and not likely to object to any name he was given but it is suspect that the Shadow of a Fallen would so readily accept a name granted to her by a mortal, even Harry pointed out it was odd. Not only that but in Dead Beat using the name he gave Bob he was able to reassert the Bob personality that had cast out the dark parts of himself, something unlikely unless the name Bob had become a true name.

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It was established that names have power to them particularly when it comes to powerful magical beings. Harry has given names to at least four powerful magical beings (Bob, Ivy, Mouse and Lash) which they all accepted full heartedly.wholeheartedly. Bob and Ivy may be overlooked and Mouse despite his power is a dog and not likely to object to any name he was given but it is suspect that the Shadow of a Fallen would so readily accept a name granted to her by a mortal, even Harry pointed out it was odd. Not only that but in Dead Beat using the name he gave Bob he was able to reassert the Bob personality that had cast out the dark parts of himself, something unlikely unless the name Bob had become a true name.
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.
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