History YMMV / TheDresdenFiles

3rd Nov '16 3:59:40 PM dlchen145
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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 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 badass in not only combat and more than a little worthy of the jokes he makes.



* MemeticBadass: Harry Dresden is physically immune to being made into a memetic badass. Why? Because no matter how {{Badass}} you think he is, he ''actually'' is twice as {{Badass}}.

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* MemeticBadass: Harry Dresden is physically immune to being made into a memetic badass. Why? Because no matter how {{Badass}} badass you think he is, he ''actually'' is twice as {{Badass}}.badass.



** 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}} badass [[TooCoolToLive To Live]] considering his [[{{Jerkass}} Jerkassness]].



** [[spoiler:Cat Sith]], introduced as an uber {{Badass}} [[spoiler:malk]], he ends up [[spoiler:possessed by Nemesis. Even if he survived his fight with Harry, Nemesis appears to have destroyed his mind and taken over him completely. Ironically this is noted as lessening Sith's badass-ness in the process]].

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** [[spoiler:Cat Sith]], introduced as an uber {{Badass}} badass [[spoiler:malk]], he ends up [[spoiler:possessed by Nemesis. Even if he survived his fight with Harry, Nemesis appears to have destroyed his mind and taken over him completely. Ironically this is noted as lessening Sith's badass-ness in the process]].
14th Oct '16 10:54:05 AM Zaptech
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** Some also view a few individual stories as being sequelitis - depending who you ask, it's either Small Favor or White Night that are quite boring, or the series picks up again at Turn Coat or Changes.
30th Sep '16 7:50:03 AM MrDeath
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* CompleteMonster: Many of the villains Dresden faces, including [[BodySnatcher Corpsetaker]], [[ToThePain Shagnasty]], [[HornyDevils Lord and Lara Raith]], [[MagnificentBastard Nicodemus Archleone]], [[{{Vampire}} Mavra]], and the BigBad [[OutsideContextVillain Nemesis]].

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* CompleteMonster: Many of the villains Dresden faces, including [[BodySnatcher Corpsetaker]], [[ToThePain Shagnasty]], [[HornyDevils Lord and Lara Raith]], [[MagnificentBastard Nicodemus Archleone]], [[{{Vampire}} Mavra]], and the BigBad [[OutsideContextVillain Nemesis]].
30th Sep '16 12:06:23 AM caffeinedelusions
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** Harry and Marcone seem to have a little of this going at times.



* HoYay: Harry and Thomas. [[spoiler: Even though they're half-brothers. Half-[=BroYay=]!]]. Hell's bells, the HoYay actually becomes [[MistakenForGay a plot point]] at times.
21st Sep '16 4:09:42 AM GliderPro
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* CompleteMonster: Many of the villains Dresden faces, including [[BodySnatcher Corpsetaker]], [[ToThePain Shagnasty]], [[{{Vampire}} Mavra]], and the BigBad [[OutsideContextVillain Nemesis]].

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* CompleteMonster: Many of the villains Dresden faces, including [[BodySnatcher Corpsetaker]], [[ToThePain Shagnasty]], [[HornyDevils Lord and Lara Raith]], [[MagnificentBastard Nicodemus Archleone]], [[{{Vampire}} Mavra]], and the BigBad [[OutsideContextVillain Nemesis]].
21st Sep '16 4:07:40 AM GliderPro
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* CompleteMonster: Harry Dresden has had to face some pretty nasty villains over his long career. These are the worst:
** ''Literature/BloodRites'' and ''Literature/WhiteNight'': Lord Raith, King of the White Court and the 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.

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* CompleteMonster: Harry Dresden has had to face some pretty nasty Many of the villains over his long career. These are the worst:
** ''Literature/BloodRites'' and ''Literature/WhiteNight'': Lord Raith, King of the White Court
Dresden faces, including [[BodySnatcher Corpsetaker]], [[ToThePain Shagnasty]], [[{{Vampire}} Mavra]], and the 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.
BigBad [[OutsideContextVillain Nemesis]].
20th Sep '16 11:14:04 AM SorPepita
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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. 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 [[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 It's generally left up to the reader to decide which holds more weight.



** Officer John Stallings ''{{Literature/Grave Peril}}''. He trusts Harry enough to steal a key piece of police evidence for him: the personal journal of an occultist serial killer, but simultaneously doesn't trust Harry enough to mention [[spoiler:said serial killer also killed himself a couple days ago]], even when Harry asks him point blank about it. Stallings could have saved everyone a ton of trouble if he hadn't lied about that.

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** Officer John Stallings in ''{{Literature/Grave Peril}}''. He trusts Harry enough to steal a key piece of police evidence for him: the personal journal of an occultist serial killer, but simultaneously doesn't trust Harry enough to mention [[spoiler:said serial killer also killed himself a couple days ago]], even when Harry asks him point blank about it. Stallings could have saved everyone a ton of trouble if he hadn't lied about that.
20th Sep '16 11:10:31 AM SorPepita
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** The series isn't the only one growing the beard, go back and listen to James Marsters' in the audiobooks. In Storm Front For the first few novels, he lacked confidence, the track contains many slightly awkward pauses and mutters, and a few names and voices weren't nailed down yet. Compare that to James Marsters in Changes, where he's confident both in his reading and character impressions, Harry is the most emotional and raw-sounding than he's ever been, and he sounds genuinely invested, reads the text with utter conviction and sincerity; as much as any hardcore fan.

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** The series isn't the only one growing the beard, go back and listen to James Marsters' in the audiobooks. In Storm Front For the first few novels, he lacked confidence, the track contains many slightly awkward pauses and mutters, and a few names and voices weren't nailed down yet. Compare that to James Marsters in Changes, where he's confident both in his reading and character impressions, Harry is the most emotional and raw-sounding than he's ever been, and he sounds genuinely invested, invested; reads the text with utter conviction and sincerity; sincerity, as much as any hardcore fan.
20th Sep '16 11:07:43 AM SorPepita
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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 in 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 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 in only combat and more than a little worthy of the jokes he makesmakes.
20th Sep '16 10:39:28 AM SorPepita
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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''.

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* BadassDecay: The Red court 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''.
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