History YMMV / TheDresdenFiles

17th Mar '17 7:13:50 PM Zaptech
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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: An unfortunate result of the books being told from Harry's POV is that we miss some of the crazier fights in the background. Of course, considering [[Awesome/TheDresdenFiles how much awesome is crammed in the series already]], adding more might result in brains melting.
** [[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''.
** ''Small Favor'' had what was likely an ''awesome'' parkour chase as a gaggle of faerie elves chased Thomas-disguised-as-Harry across the Chicago rooftops. We missed it mostly because Harry was with Michael as he went Fist of God on a few hundred hobs in the subway.
** [[spoiler: Molly, Thomas and Mouse fighting the Ick]] in ''Changes'' [[spoiler: while Harry lies broken on the other side of a house.]]
** Between ''Changes'' and ''Ghost Story'', Murphy [[spoiler: killed two warlocks who were at Council-tier strength]]. Considering Murphy is a human with [[BadassNormal no magic to her]], that is ''really'' impressive, but we sadly don't get to see it.
** By ''Skin Game'', it's [[spoiler: ''Butters'' who's taking up the slack for Harry and Molly, by not merely taking a level in badass, but taking a level in ''Batman''.]]
** Also in ''Skin Game'', Sanya isn't in Chicago fighting Nicodemus because he is in Iran taking on a group of Denarians to prevent a nuclear crisis.
** The Oblivion War, as specified in ''Backup.'' Jim Butcher even [[WordOfGod said]] that by Harry's very [[DestructiveSavior nature]], he'd be an immense liability if he [[IgnoranceIsBliss even knew]] about the war.
16th Mar '17 2:53:43 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** As of ''Turn Coat'', [[spoiler: Morgan]], although this may be [[TooCoolToLive Too]] badass [[TooCoolToLive To Live]] considering his [[{{Jerkass}} Jerkassness]].

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** As of ''Turn Coat'', [[spoiler: Morgan]], although this may be [[TooCoolToLive Too]] badass [[TooCoolToLive To Live]] TooBadassToLive considering his [[{{Jerkass}} Jerkassness]].{{Jerkass}}ness
15th Feb '17 8:22:21 AM randomtroper89
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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 [[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. It's generally left up to the reader to decide which holds more weight.

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* UnfortunateImplications: UnfortunateImplications:
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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 [[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. It's generally left up to the reader to decide which holds more weight.



* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/KimCoates as the demon Sirota.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: PragmaticAdaptation:
**Harry's hockey-stick staff. Most agree, even if grudgingly, that a man walking around with a hockey stick would be far less conspicuous than a man walking around with a six-foot staff that looks like something [[TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]] might carry. Credit where credit is due; in the series, Harry is less overt about what he is than in the books. TV Harry doesn't mind if people think of him as one of those "psychic investigators" police sometimes employ. Book Harry straight out says he's a wizard.
** Butcher himself says that changing Harry's ride from a Volkswagen Beetle to a Jeep works for reasons both practical (filming in a Beetle would seriously limit camera angles) and character (Jeeps were intended for function over aesthetics and meant to keep running even under the worst of conditions), something Harry would very much approve of.
* RetroactiveRecognition:
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Creator/KimCoates as the demon Sirota.



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks:
** The reaction of the bulk of the book fans when the show started.
** Reasons ranged from the reasonable (the series was far less "quirky" than the books and more a mainstream supernatural show) to the outright weird (Murphy is supposed to be blonde, dammit!)
** Sometimes averted when it comes to Harry's hockey-stick staff. Most agree, even if grudgingly, that a man walking around with a hockey stick would be far less conspicuous than a man walking around with a six-foot staff that looks like something [[TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]] might carry. Credit where credit is due; in the series, Harry is less overt about what he is than in the books. TV Harry doesn't mind if people think of him as one of those "psychic investigators" police sometimes employ. Book Harry straight out says he's a wizard.
** Butcher himself says that changing Harry's ride from a Volkswagen Beetle to a Jeep works for reasons both practical (filming in a Beetle would seriously limit camera angles) and character (Jeeps were intended for function over aesthetics and meant to keep running even under the worst of conditions), something Harry would very much approve of.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks:
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TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The reaction of the bulk of the book fans when the show started.
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started. Reasons ranged from the reasonable (the series was far less "quirky" than the books and more a mainstream supernatural show) to the outright weird (Murphy is supposed to be blonde, dammit!)
** Sometimes averted when it comes to Harry's hockey-stick staff. Most agree, even if grudgingly, that a man walking around with a hockey stick would be far less conspicuous than a man walking around with a six-foot staff that looks like something [[TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]] might carry. Credit where credit is due; in the series, Harry is less overt about what he is than in the books. TV Harry doesn't mind if people think of him as one of those "psychic investigators" police sometimes employ. Book Harry straight out says he's a wizard.
** Butcher himself says that changing Harry's ride from a Volkswagen Beetle to a Jeep works for reasons both practical (filming in a Beetle would seriously limit camera angles) and character (Jeeps were intended for function over aesthetics and meant to keep running even under the worst of conditions), something Harry would very much approve of.
dammit!)
7th Feb '17 11:04:08 AM troodos
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* LoveToHate: Nicodemus may be a genocidal, sadistic, despicable monster, but damn is his awfulness entertaining.
6th Feb '17 9:40:38 AM darkabomination
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* AwesomeEgo: Ramirez. The Tabletop Game says as much. He has a habit of making jokes about his prowess in everything to the point that he exaggerates it to the point of ridiculousness and is often PlayedForLaughs and in complete good humor more than once. However, when push come to shove Carlos has proven to be extremely badass in not only combat and more than a little worthy of the jokes he makes.

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* AwesomeEgo: Ramirez. The Tabletop Game says as much. He has a habit of making jokes about his prowess in everything to the point that and he exaggerates it to the point of ridiculousness and is often PlayedForLaughs and in complete good humor more than once. However, when push come comes to shove Carlos has proven to be extremely badass in not only combat and more than a little worthy of the jokes he makes.makes.
* AwesomenessWithdrawal: After Ghost Story, the books have been taking increasingly longer gaps between publication. Fans would grumble about the usual year-and-a-half waits, but wouldn't complain too much. However, after Cold Days, it's taken two-and-a-half years between Cold Days and Skin Game, and ever since Peace Talks has been sitting in development three years counting. Two books in the span of five years is starting to turn fans off from the series, though the occasional short story helps.
30th Jan '17 12:28:01 AM troodos
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* CreepyAwesome: Lara Raith, who manages to be a badass MagnificentBitch despite [[spoiler: raping her cousin to death]] and generally being absolutely terrifying.
15th Jan '17 1:46:48 AM Sleep_is_God
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** When Molly began her apprenticeship with Harry, he stressed that she should avoid sexual relationships while training due to the possible effect it'd have with her powers. Come ''Cold Case'', [[spoiler:Molly ''can't'' have sex thanks to the Mantle's need to protect her maidenhood and, by extension, its power. Should she try and be intimate with someone, the Mantle will cause them severe injury.]]

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** When Molly began her apprenticeship with Harry, he stressed that she should avoid sexual relationships while training due to the possible effect it'd have with her powers. Come ''Cold Case'', [[spoiler:Molly ''can't'' have sex [[spoiler:despite being out of her apprenticeship, Molly CantHaveSexEver thanks to the Mantle's need to protect her maidenhood and, by extension, its power. Should she try and be intimate with someone, the Mantle will cause them severe injury.]]
15th Jan '17 1:42:31 AM Sleep_is_God
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** When Molly began her apprenticeship with Harry, he stressed that she should avoid sexual relationships while training due to the possible effect it'd have with her powers. Come ''Cold Case'', [[spoiler:Molly ''can't'' have sex thanks to the Mantle's need to protect her maidenhood and, by extension, its power. Should she try and be intimate with someone, the Mantle will cause them severe injury.]]
29th Dec '16 10:39:27 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Many of the villains Dresden faces, including [[BodySnatcher Corpsetaker]], [[ToThePain Shagnasty]], [[HornyDevils Lord Raith]], [[MagnificentBastard Nicodemus Archleone]], [[{{Vampire}} Mavra]], and the BigBad [[OutsideContextVillain Nemesis]].

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* CompleteMonster: Many CompleteMonster:
** ''Literature/BloodRites'' and ''Literature/WhiteNight'': Lord Raith, King
of the villains Dresden faces, including [[BodySnatcher Corpsetaker]], [[ToThePain Shagnasty]], [[HornyDevils Lord Raith]], [[MagnificentBastard Nicodemus Archleone]], [[{{Vampire}} Mavra]], White Court and the BigBad [[OutsideContextVillain Nemesis]].head of House Raith.
** ''Literature/DeadBeat'' and ''Literature/GhostStory'': Capiocorpus, also known as the Corpsetaker and The Grey Ghost.
** ''Literature/TurnCoat'': Shagnasty, the Skinwalker or Naagloshii.
** ''Literature/{{Changes}}'': Kukulcan, the Red King.
19th Dec '16 7:41:53 PM Zadia
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** Justine and Thomas' entire relationship, [[http://out-there-on-the-maroon.tumblr.com/post/151877980415/more-dresden-files-rape-discussion#notes to]] [[http://out-there-on-the-maroon.tumblr.com/post/154693246460/but-thomas-was-the-one-who-helped-justine-which#notes some]] given that his powers revolve around mind-controlling people into having sex with him, she was a teenager when they met, and he sent her to Harry as a present shortly after she was [[spoiler: ''gangraped by vampires''.]] And Harry never sees anything wrong with any of this.

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** Justine and Thomas' entire relationship, [[http://out-there-on-the-maroon.tumblr.com/post/151877980415/more-dresden-files-rape-discussion#notes com/post/151877980415/more-dresden-files-rape-discussion to]] [[http://out-there-on-the-maroon.[[http://arcadiasilver.tumblr.com/post/154693246460/but-thomas-was-the-one-who-helped-justine-which#notes some]] com/post/120988188681/but-thomas-was-the-one-who-helped-justine-which some]], given that his powers revolve around mind-controlling people into having sex with him, she was a teenager when they met, and he sent her to Harry as a present shortly after she was [[spoiler: ''gangraped by vampires''.]] And Harry never sees anything wrong with any of this.
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