History YMMV / TheDresdenFiles

26th Jun '16 2:36:25 PM nombretomado
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** The comic book. As Jim Butcher himself points out, ''DresdenFiles'' has the heart and soul of a comic book anyway.

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** The comic book. As Jim Butcher himself points out, ''DresdenFiles'' ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has the heart and soul of a comic book anyway.
27th Apr '16 12:41:38 PM dragondraems
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** He Who Walks Behind is an EldritchAbomination whose distinguishing characteristic is that when it manifests it is ''always'' behind you. Even if your back is against a wall, it's still behind you. And now it just has a handy solid surface to pick you up and strangle you against. With one of it's tentacles around your neck. ''Which it didn't have in the reflection you saw of it.''

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** He Who Walks Behind is an EldritchAbomination whose distinguishing characteristic is that when it manifests it is ''always'' behind you. Even if your back is against a wall, it's still behind you. And now it just has a handy solid surface to pick you up and strangle you against. With one of it's its tentacles around your neck. ''Which it didn't have in the reflection you saw of it.''
30th Mar '16 12:23:59 PM Zaptech
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* UnfortunateImplications: The repeated sexualization of women, [[http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2013/07/the-dresden-files-who-isnt-sex-object.html to some]]; Harry has a tendency to describe attractive women in extended detail whenever he meets them, going on page-long monologues in some cases. A common counterpoint to this is that the series possesses a number of non-sexualized women (who just happen to all be older-looking) [[note]](Meryl, Helen Beckett, Luccio's original body, Martha Liberty, Ancient Mai, Anna Ash and most of the Ordo Lebes, the Mothers, and more)[[/note]], most of the jaw-droppingly beautiful women are not human to begin with, and Harry's fixation is presented as a clear character flaw that gets him into trouble often. Its generally left up to the reader to decide which holds more weight.

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* UnfortunateImplications: The repeated sexualization of women, [[http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2013/07/the-dresden-files-who-isnt-sex-object.html to some]]; Harry has a tendency to describe attractive women in extended detail whenever he meets them, going on page-long monologues in some cases. A common counterpoint to this is that the series possesses a number of non-sexualized women (who just happen to all be older-looking) [[note]](Meryl, Helen Beckett, Luccio's original body, Martha Liberty, Ancient Mai, Anna Ash and most of the Ordo Lebes, the Mothers, and more)[[/note]], most of the jaw-droppingly beautiful women are not human to begin with, and Harry's fixation is presented as a clear character flaw that gets him into trouble often. Its generally left up to the reader to decide which holds more weight.
17th Feb '16 12:29:33 PM hullflyer
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** l[[spoiler: the battle between the Wardens and the Red Court across half of Europe]] in ''Dead Beat''
** [[spoiler: Morgan ''and'' Michael ''and'' half of Summer trouncing the Red Court]] in ''Proven Guilty''.

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** l[[spoiler: the [[spoiler:The battle between the Wardens and the Red Court across half of Europe]] in ''Dead Beat''
** [[spoiler: Morgan [[spoiler:Morgan ''and'' Michael ''and'' half of Summer trouncing the Red Court]] in ''Proven Guilty''.
30th Jan '16 7:14:00 PM ReyKenobi
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* BadassDecay: The Red court - it looks a lot like they are going to be the KnightOfCerebus, but then that role was taken by the Denarians, and they were more or less [[VillainOfAnotherStory offscreen antagonists]]. This becomes subverted (and even ''justified''!) with ''Changes''.
5th Jan '16 9:28:14 PM Zaptech
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** Harry, for repeatedly snarking off to beings that could vaporize him with a glance. The only apparent reason he survives ninety-percent of it is that he's the main character.
5th Jan '16 9:27:03 PM Zaptech
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** There are only two women of color in Changes, [[spoiler:and both die horribly, while the blond-haired, blue-eyed Murphy goes into God mode and performs feats of swordsmanship that Sanya, a black man, cannot, despite him having vastly more practical experience with said weapon]].
19th Dec '15 9:00:40 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster:
** ''Literature/BloodRites'' and ''Literature/WhiteNight'': Lord Raith, King of the White Court and the head of House Raith, manages to stand out amongst his peers as one of the cruelest White Court vampires. While all the Houses of the White Court [[EmotionEater feed off of the emotions of their victims]] to maintain their power, House Raith feeds off of lust, which they feast on through sexual intercourse. In order to maintain his absolute control over his household, Lord Raith [[AbusiveParents raped and fed off his daughters to make them his slaves and murdered his sons to prevent them from becoming threats]]. This behavior stopped when [[YouKilledMyFather Raith killed Harry's mother]], who used her death curse to ensure that Raith could no longer feed and gain power. This forced Raith to limit his magic usage and act through mortal intermediaries. When a former employee of his, Arturo, begins to work independently as head of his own porno studio, Raith arranges the murder of several of Arturoís workers to force Arturo to work for Raith again. Yet these plans take a backseat once he discovers that Harry is the son of the woman who cursed him and that Harry's death would enable him to feed again and regain his former glory. By the end of the novel, Raith has attempted to kill his son Thomas, plans on keeping Harry's LoveInterest, Murphy, as a SexSlave, and intends to rape Inari, his youngest daughter. Not only would this put Inari under his control, but, because White Court vampires start off as mortals and donít turn into vampires so long as they lose their virginity to someone they love, this would doom her to a life as HorrorHunger ridden, White Court succubus like the rest of his children.
** ''Literature/DeadBeat'' and ''Literature/GhostStory'': [[AxCrazy Capiocorpus, also known as the Corpsetaker and The Grey Ghost]], is one of the few surviving students of Heinrich Kemmler, one of the most powerful and evil necromancers ever-and [[PronounTrouble she]] certainly learned her lessons well. The Corpsetaker defines herself as being the most sadistic and cruel of the necromancers in series in her pursuit of the Darkhollow, which would require her to [[BodySurf consume the souls of thousands of innocent people]]. Corpsetaker regularly performs [[GrandTheftMe body theft]] to prolong her life, reveling in the agony of her victims as she steals their bodies and lives from them. After her physical form is destroyed, she shows a penchant for enslaving other ghosts and torturing those in her way with nothing but sadistic cruelty and glee.
** ''Literature/TurnCoat'': Shagnasty, the [[EldritchAbomination Skinwalker]] or Naagloshii, pulls no punches in demonstrating what a horrific creature it is by kidnapping Thomas, [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing him]] by [[FlayedAlive flaying him alive]] until his vampiric HealingFactor is about to give out and then giving him a random, innocent woman. Since by this point, Thomas has completely lost control of his Hunger, he winds up raping them to death. The Shagnasty did it again. And again, for no other reason than [[ForTheEvulz because it enjoyed it]], probably the most disgustingly cruel thing you could possibly do to someone trying to be a Friendly Neighborhood Vampire.
** ''Literature/{{Changes}}'': One of the most ancient, powerful and evil vampires in existence, [[PhysicalGod Kukulcan, the Red King]], is the founder of the Red Court, and the creator of a system of slavery and oppression that spans thousands of years. The Red King presides over a court that enslaves mortals, as CannonFodder, slaves and food, with a special emphasis placed on [[WouldHurtAChild feeding upon children]], as well as HumanSacrifice to [[AGodAmI his own glory]]. When war begins between the wizard White Council and the Red Court, the Red King shows that he had already been prepared for a protracted and brutal war by launching violent attacks, including poison gas, with civilians being collateral damage at best, and food for his soldiers at worst. Playing the part of a blood-addicted junkie, the Red King manipulates his courtiers, pitting them against his enemies and one another and shows no compunction in sending his own daughter to her death when she opposes him. The misery of the Red King's actions makes South America into a living hell for civilians and those who dare to oppose the vampires, and is so horrible a formerly loyal servant is driven to KnightTemplar levels to destroy the Red Court at any cost. Fittingly, the Red King is brought down by a sacrificial spell he intended for Harry Dresden's entire family line-one he was going to initiate by sacrificing Harry's young daughter personally on the altar.

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* CompleteMonster:
** ''Literature/BloodRites'' and ''Literature/WhiteNight'': Lord Raith, King of the White Court and the head of House Raith, manages to stand out amongst his peers as one of the cruelest White Court vampires. While all the Houses of the White Court [[EmotionEater feed off of the emotions of their victims]] to maintain their power, House Raith feeds off of lust, which they feast on through sexual intercourse. In order to maintain his absolute control over his household, Lord Raith [[AbusiveParents raped and fed off his daughters to make them his slaves and murdered his sons to prevent them from becoming threats]]. This behavior stopped when [[YouKilledMyFather Raith killed Harry's mother]], who used her death curse to ensure that Raith could no longer feed and gain power. This forced Raith to limit his magic usage and act through mortal intermediaries. When a former employee of his, Arturo, begins to work independently as head of his own porno studio, Raith arranges the murder of several of Arturoís workers to force Arturo to work for Raith again. Yet these plans take a backseat once he discovers that Harry is the son of the woman who cursed him and that Harry's death would enable him to feed again and regain his former glory. By the end of the novel, Raith has attempted to kill his son Thomas, plans on keeping Harry's LoveInterest, Murphy, as a SexSlave, and intends to rape Inari, his youngest daughter. Not only would this put Inari under his control, but, because White Court vampires start off as mortals and donít turn into vampires so long as they lose their virginity to someone they love, this would doom her to a life as HorrorHunger ridden, White Court succubus like the rest of his children.
** ''Literature/DeadBeat'' and ''Literature/GhostStory'': [[AxCrazy Capiocorpus, also known as the Corpsetaker and The Grey Ghost]], is one of the few surviving students of Heinrich Kemmler, one of the most powerful and evil necromancers ever-and [[PronounTrouble she]] certainly learned her lessons well. The Corpsetaker defines herself as being the most sadistic and cruel of the necromancers in series in her pursuit of the Darkhollow, which would require her to [[BodySurf consume the souls of thousands of innocent people]]. Corpsetaker regularly performs [[GrandTheftMe body theft]] to prolong her life, reveling in the agony of her victims as she steals their bodies and lives from them. After her physical form is destroyed, she shows a penchant for enslaving other ghosts and torturing those in her way with nothing but sadistic cruelty and glee.
** ''Literature/TurnCoat'': Shagnasty, the [[EldritchAbomination Skinwalker]] or Naagloshii, pulls no punches in demonstrating what a horrific creature it is by kidnapping Thomas, [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing him]] by [[FlayedAlive flaying him alive]] until his vampiric HealingFactor is about to give out and then giving him a random, innocent woman. Since by this point, Thomas has completely lost control of his Hunger, he winds up raping them to death. The Shagnasty did it again. And again, for no other reason than [[ForTheEvulz because it enjoyed it]], probably the most disgustingly cruel thing you could possibly do to someone trying to be a Friendly Neighborhood Vampire.
** ''Literature/{{Changes}}'': One of the most ancient, powerful and evil vampires in existence, [[PhysicalGod Kukulcan, the Red King]], is the founder of the Red Court, and the creator of a system of slavery and oppression that spans thousands of years. The Red King presides over a court that enslaves mortals, as CannonFodder, slaves and food, with a special emphasis placed on [[WouldHurtAChild feeding upon children]], as well as HumanSacrifice to [[AGodAmI his own glory]]. When war begins between the wizard White Council and the Red Court, the Red King shows that he had already been prepared for a protracted and brutal war by launching violent attacks, including poison gas, with civilians being collateral damage at best, and food for his soldiers at worst. Playing the part of a blood-addicted junkie, the Red King manipulates his courtiers, pitting them against his enemies and one another and shows no compunction in sending his own daughter to her death when she opposes him. The misery of the Red King's actions makes South America into a living hell for civilians and those who dare to oppose the vampires, and is so horrible a formerly loyal servant is driven to KnightTemplar levels to destroy the Red Court at any cost. Fittingly, the Red King is brought down by a sacrificial spell he intended for Harry Dresden's entire family line-one he was going to initiate by sacrificing Harry's young daughter personally on the altar.
CompleteMonster: See [[Monster/TheDresdenFiles here]].
19th Dec '15 1:05:47 AM ACW
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** ''Literature/BloodRites'' and ''Literature/WhiteNight'': Lord Raith, King of the White Court and the head of House Raith, manages to stand out amongst his peers as one of the cruelest White Court vampires. While all the Houses of the White Court [[EmotionEater feed off of the emotions of their victims]] to maintain their power, House Raith feeds off of lust, which they feast on through sexual intercourse. In order to maintain his absolute control over his household, Lord Raith [[AbusiveParets raped and fed off his daughters to make them his slaves and murdered his sons to prevent them from becoming threats]]. This behavior stopped when [[YouKilledMyFather Raith killed Harry's mother]], who used her death curse to ensure that Raith could no longer feed and gain power. This forced Raith to limit his magic usage and act through mortal intermediaries. When a former employee of his, Arturo, begins to work independently as head of his own porno studio, Raith arranges the murder of several of Arturoís workers to force Arturo to work for Raith again. Yet these plans take a backseat once he discovers that Harry is the son of the woman who cursed him and that Harry's death would enable him to feed again and regain his former glory. By the end of the novel, Raith has attempted to kill his son Thomas, plans on keeping Harry's LoveInterest, Murphy, as a SexSlave, and intends to rape Inari, his youngest daughter. Not only would this put Inari under his control, but, because White Court vampires start off as mortals and donít turn into vampires so long as they lose their virginity to someone they love, this would doom her to a life as HorrorHunger ridden, White Court succubus like the rest of his children.

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** ''Literature/BloodRites'' and ''Literature/WhiteNight'': Lord Raith, King of the White Court and the head of House Raith, manages to stand out amongst his peers as one of the cruelest White Court vampires. While all the Houses of the White Court [[EmotionEater feed off of the emotions of their victims]] to maintain their power, House Raith feeds off of lust, which they feast on through sexual intercourse. In order to maintain his absolute control over his household, Lord Raith [[AbusiveParets [[AbusiveParents raped and fed off his daughters to make them his slaves and murdered his sons to prevent them from becoming threats]]. This behavior stopped when [[YouKilledMyFather Raith killed Harry's mother]], who used her death curse to ensure that Raith could no longer feed and gain power. This forced Raith to limit his magic usage and act through mortal intermediaries. When a former employee of his, Arturo, begins to work independently as head of his own porno studio, Raith arranges the murder of several of Arturoís workers to force Arturo to work for Raith again. Yet these plans take a backseat once he discovers that Harry is the son of the woman who cursed him and that Harry's death would enable him to feed again and regain his former glory. By the end of the novel, Raith has attempted to kill his son Thomas, plans on keeping Harry's LoveInterest, Murphy, as a SexSlave, and intends to rape Inari, his youngest daughter. Not only would this put Inari under his control, but, because White Court vampires start off as mortals and donít turn into vampires so long as they lose their virginity to someone they love, this would doom her to a life as HorrorHunger ridden, White Court succubus like the rest of his children.
19th Dec '15 1:02:44 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: See Monster/TheDresdenFiles

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* CompleteMonster: See Monster/TheDresdenFilesCompleteMonster:
** ''Literature/BloodRites'' and ''Literature/WhiteNight'': Lord Raith, King of the White Court and the head of House Raith, manages to stand out amongst his peers as one of the cruelest White Court vampires. While all the Houses of the White Court [[EmotionEater feed off of the emotions of their victims]] to maintain their power, House Raith feeds off of lust, which they feast on through sexual intercourse. In order to maintain his absolute control over his household, Lord Raith [[AbusiveParets raped and fed off his daughters to make them his slaves and murdered his sons to prevent them from becoming threats]]. This behavior stopped when [[YouKilledMyFather Raith killed Harry's mother]], who used her death curse to ensure that Raith could no longer feed and gain power. This forced Raith to limit his magic usage and act through mortal intermediaries. When a former employee of his, Arturo, begins to work independently as head of his own porno studio, Raith arranges the murder of several of Arturoís workers to force Arturo to work for Raith again. Yet these plans take a backseat once he discovers that Harry is the son of the woman who cursed him and that Harry's death would enable him to feed again and regain his former glory. By the end of the novel, Raith has attempted to kill his son Thomas, plans on keeping Harry's LoveInterest, Murphy, as a SexSlave, and intends to rape Inari, his youngest daughter. Not only would this put Inari under his control, but, because White Court vampires start off as mortals and donít turn into vampires so long as they lose their virginity to someone they love, this would doom her to a life as HorrorHunger ridden, White Court succubus like the rest of his children.
**''Literature/DeadBeat'' and ''Literature/GhostStory'': [[AxCrazy Capiocorpus, also known as the Corpsetaker and The Grey Ghost]], is one of the few surviving students of Heinrich Kemmler, one of the most powerful and evil necromancers ever-and [[PronounTrouble she]] certainly learned her lessons well. The Corpsetaker defines herself as being the most sadistic and cruel of the necromancers in series in her pursuit of the Darkhollow, which would require her to [[BodySurf consume the souls of thousands of innocent people]]. Corpsetaker regularly performs [[GrandTheftMe body theft]] to prolong her life, reveling in the agony of her victims as she steals their bodies and lives from them. After her physical form is destroyed, she shows a penchant for enslaving other ghosts and torturing those in her way with nothing but sadistic cruelty and glee.
** ''Literature/TurnCoat'': Shagnasty, the [[EldritchAbomination Skinwalker]] or Naagloshii, pulls no punches in demonstrating what a horrific creature it is by kidnapping Thomas, [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing him]] by [[FlayedAlive flaying him alive]] until his vampiric HealingFactor is about to give out and then giving him a random, innocent woman. Since by this point, Thomas has completely lost control of his Hunger, he winds up raping them to death. The Shagnasty did it again. And again, for no other reason than [[ForTheEvulz because it enjoyed it]], probably the most disgustingly cruel thing you could possibly do to someone trying to be a Friendly Neighborhood Vampire.
**''Literature/{{Changes}}'': One of the most ancient, powerful and evil vampires in existence, [[PhysicalGod Kukulcan, the Red King]], is the founder of the Red Court, and the creator of a system of slavery and oppression that spans thousands of years. The Red King presides over a court that enslaves mortals, as CannonFodder, slaves and food, with a special emphasis placed on [[WouldHurtAChild feeding upon children]], as well as HumanSacrifice to [[AGodAmI his own glory]]. When war begins between the wizard White Council and the Red Court, the Red King shows that he had already been prepared for a protracted and brutal war by launching violent attacks, including poison gas, with civilians being collateral damage at best, and food for his soldiers at worst. Playing the part of a blood-addicted junkie, the Red King manipulates his courtiers, pitting them against his enemies and one another and shows no compunction in sending his own daughter to her death when she opposes him. The misery of the Red King's actions makes South America into a living hell for civilians and those who dare to oppose the vampires, and is so horrible a formerly loyal servant is driven to KnightTemplar levels to destroy the Red Court at any cost. Fittingly, the Red King is brought down by a sacrificial spell he intended for Harry Dresden's entire family line-one he was going to initiate by sacrificing Harry's young daughter personally on the altar.
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