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* Gravemoss' assault on MI6 in a NightmareFuel sort of way.

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* Gravemoss' assault on MI6 [=MI6=] in a NightmareFuel sort of way.


** His utterly enormous kill tally (though it is admitted InUniverse that it might be exaggerated, and some of his were actually Natasha's): 1 American President (JFK - Natasha set up Oswald as a patsy and seduced Jack Ruby into killing him), 12 other non-magical Heads of State, 16 Generals, 70 lower ranked officers, 213 Police Officers of all ranks, 79 bodyguards, 9 Ministers of Magic, 16 Auror Commanders, 147 Aurors, 2 Directors of SHIELD, 5 Deputy Directors, 89 SHIELD/SSR Agents, 43 Agents of MI5 and MI6, 22 Agents of [=MI13=], 200 agents of other security agencies and 500 other miscellaneous targets.

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** His utterly enormous kill tally (though it is admitted InUniverse that it might be exaggerated, and some of his were actually Natasha's): 1 American President (JFK - Natasha set up Oswald as a patsy and seduced Jack Ruby into killing him), 12 other non-magical Heads of State, 16 Generals, 70 lower ranked officers, 213 Police Officers of all ranks, 79 bodyguards, 9 Ministers of Magic, 16 Auror Commanders, 147 Aurors, 2 Directors of SHIELD, 5 Deputy Directors, 89 SHIELD/SSR Agents, 43 Agents of MI5 and MI6, [=MI6=], 22 Agents of [=MI13=], 200 agents of other security agencies and 500 other miscellaneous targets.


* Simultaneously creating a world wide spy network, gaining a reputation as a philanthropist and actually helping out the deprived.

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* Simultaneously creating a world wide spy network, network (in such a way that none of his fellow {{Spymaster}}s can stop, even if they're aware of what he's doing), gaining a reputation as a philanthropist and actually helping out the deprived.



* Accesses her psychic connection to Harry, ''across the Atlantic'', even though she's "about as psychic as a turnip," [[TheDeterminator through sheer willpower.]]

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* Accesses her psychic connection to Harry, ''across ''while he's asleep on the other side of the Atlantic'', even though she's "about as psychic as a turnip," [[TheDeterminator through sheer willpower.]]


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* Amongst the people he taught, Dumbledore played TheMentor to ''Charles Xavier'' and ''Nick Fury''. Think about that for a second.


* During the second book, two characters in the know independently note that Strange is more dangerous than ''Death herself'', who's considered to be [[UpToEleven the scariest and most dangerous of the Endless.]] Given his feats and how much GodsHandsAreTied applies to the Endless, it's an assertion that nobody, in-universe or out, argues with.

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* During the second book, two characters in the know independently note that Strange is more dangerous than ''Death herself'', who's considered to be [[UpToEleven the scariest and most dangerous powerful of the Endless.]] Given his feats and how much GodsHandsAreTied applies to the Endless, it's an assertion that nobody, in-universe or out, argues with.

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* During the second book, two characters in the know independently note that Strange is more dangerous than ''Death herself'', who's considered to be [[UpToEleven the scariest and most dangerous of the Endless.]] Given his feats and how much GodsHandsAreTied applies to the Endless, it's an assertion that nobody, in-universe or out, argues with.

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* Nonchalantly telling Harry Dresden [[spoiler:that he has ''genocided the entire Red Court''.]]


* In the sequel, Harry doubles down on his previous internal note that he never, ''ever'' intends to piss off Jean-Paul, by bluntly telling Ron and Hermione that Jean-Paul is the nearest thing in this world to a SpearCounterpart to Natasha, and that he'd rather go another round with Dracula than fight Jean-Paul, and ''not'' because Jean-Paul is his friend. For context, Dracula is a VampireMonarch who only narrowly lost to Thor in a fight, then killed Perun, another PhysicalGod, afterwards just to prove that he wasn't an easy mark, and who nearly killed Harry in a straight fight, twice, without getting out of second gear. Considering how Harry is hardly fazed by anything at this point, up to planet-killing abominations, this speaks volumes.

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* In the sequel, Harry doubles down on his previous internal note that he never, ''ever'' intends to piss off Jean-Paul, by bluntly telling Ron and Hermione that Jean-Paul is the nearest thing in this world to a SpearCounterpart to Natasha, and that he'd rather go another round with Dracula than fight Jean-Paul, and ''not'' because Jean-Paul is his friend. For context, Dracula is a VampireMonarch who only narrowly lost to Thor in a fight, then killed Perun, another PhysicalGod, afterwards just to prove that he wasn't an easy mark, mark; beat a Cerebro-amped Charles Xavier in a straight-up telepathic duel while simultaneously holding off Harry's physical attacks; and who nearly killed Harry in a straight fight, twice, without getting out of second gear. Considering how Harry is hardly fazed by anything at this point, up to planet-killing abominations, this speaks volumes.


* In the sequel, Harry doubles down on his previous internal note that he never, ''ever'' intends to piss off Jean-Paul, by bluntly telling Ron and Hermione that Jean-Paul is the nearest thing in this world to a SpearCounterpart to Natasha, and that he'd rather go another round with Dracula than fight Jean-Paul, and ''not'' because Jean-Paul is his friend. For context, Dracula is a VampireMonarch who only narrowly lost to Thor in a fight, then killed Perun, another PhysicalGod, afterwards just to prove that he wasn't an easy mark, and who nearly killed Harry in a straight fight, twice, without getting out of second gear. Considering how Harry is hardly fazed by anything at this point, up to planet-killing abominations, this speaks volumes.



** She's Wisdom's ace, and her entrance immediately turns the tide of battle - mainly from a tactical point of view, as she sets about banishing the intangible beings, taking advantage of the fact that Loki's locking them down, which frees up Loki to flex his mystical muscles and start showing what the God of Magic can ''really'' do.

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** She's Wisdom's ace, ace card, and her entrance immediately turns the tide of battle - mainly from a tactical point of view, as she sets about banishing the intangible beings, taking advantage of the fact that Loki's locking them down, which frees up Loki to flex his mystical muscles and start showing what the God of Magic can ''really'' do.



* Going toe-to-toe with Selene, temporarily defeating her by making a tree grow up within her, then almost immediately taking on Cowl (a warlock of Senior Council level ability), going toe-to-toe with him as well, tearing down his claims and destroying the Darkhallow ritual. And causing enough damage to Selene (who is, remember, almost a goddess herself) that it leaves open wounds in her. After all of this, she still has a fair bit left in the tank.

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* Going toe-to-toe with Selene, temporarily defeating her by making a tree grow up within her, then almost immediately taking on Cowl (a warlock of Senior Council level ability), going toe-to-toe with him as well, tearing down his claims and destroying the Darkhallow ritual. And causing enough damage to Selene (who is, remember, almost a goddess herself) herself with a HealingFactor that matches Wolverine's) that it leaves open wounds in her. After all of this, she still has a fair bit left in the tank.



** While Harry explicitly states that Voldemort was just toying with him, the fact that Harry did as well as he did against a much older, much more powerful, and much more skillful Dark Lord while also tired and nursing wounds from Cassius is pretty respectable.

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** While Harry explicitly states that Voldemort was just toying with him, the fact that Harry did as well as he did against a much older, much more powerful, and much more skillful skilful wizard, a fully fledged Dark Lord Lord, no less, while also tired and nursing wounds from Cassius is pretty respectable.



* After he was captured by SHIELD, Alexander Pierce made himself more valuable alive than dead for a few months by slowly leaking secrets. Alison breaks him in five minutes (though, admittedly, she had a trump card in [[spoiler: the Red Son being loose]].
* In chapter 9 of ''Ghosts,'' Alison and Jack O'Neill, the former of whom is (supposedly) retired, go into battle along with the Avengers to protect Carol and Harry, pulling off CasualDangerDialogue and later going up against the enraged Blob alongside Gambit and Jono. Whereas Gambit gets his bo snapped and driven through his shoulder, [[spoiler: Jono is killed or, at the very least, crippled]], Jack received major spinal damage, and Nezhno is wounded, Alison doesn't seem to have any crippling injuries whatsoever.

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* After he was captured by SHIELD, Alexander Pierce made himself more valuable alive than dead for a few months by slowly leaking secrets. Alison breaks him in five minutes (though, admittedly, she had a trump card in being able to reveal that [[spoiler: the Red Son being loose]].Son]] was loose).
* In chapter 9 of ''Ghosts,'' Alison and Jack O'Neill, the former of whom is (supposedly) retired, go into battle along with the Avengers to protect Carol and Harry, pulling off CasualDangerDialogue and later going up against the enraged Blob alongside Gambit and Jono. Whereas Gambit gets his bo snapped and driven through his shoulder, [[spoiler: Jono is killed or, at the very least, crippled]], Jack received major spinal damage, and Nezhno is wounded, Alison doesn't seem to have any crippling injuries whatsoever.


* Past-seeing lets Harry witness the fight between Bor Burison and Malekith. As Harry grudgingly concedes, while he was a spectacular asshole, Bor definitely qualified for AsskickingEqualsAuthority - not only did he go toe to toe with a very powerful MagicKnight wielding an Infinity Stone (albeit one that didn't seem to be working properly), he ''won''. More than that, his duel with the Dark Elf laid waste to ''the planet they were on'', enough so that it's still a ruin roughly 6,000 years later.

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* Past-seeing lets Harry witness the fight between Bor Burison and Malekith. As Harry grudgingly concedes, while he was a spectacular asshole, Bor definitely qualified for AsskickingEqualsAuthority - not only did he go toe to toe with a very powerful MagicKnight wielding an Infinity Stone (albeit one that didn't seem to be working properly), he ''won''. More than that, his duel with the Dark Elf laid waste to ''the planet they were on'', enough so that it's still a ruin roughly 6,000 years later.later (which, admittedly, is a snap in geological terms).



* On Wmg/TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness page, there is exactly one character from fanfiction awesome and mysterious enough to have made it onto the list. And that character is this fic's version of Strange.

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* On Wmg/TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness page, there is exactly one character from fanfiction awesome and mysterious enough to have made it onto the list. And that character is this fic's version of Strange.Strange (unless, of course, [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou he manipulated the tropers into putting him there]]).


[[folder: Alison Carter]]
* As the daughter of Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter, badassery is InTheBlood.
* She can make ''Jack O'Neill'' and ''Tony Stark'' shut up and behave. Additionally, this is the woman who taught ''Nick Fury'' a lot of what he knows about being TheSpymaster.
* During the "bad old days," she went toe-to-toe with Natasha, multiple times, pre-HeelFaceTurn. As Harry later notes, very few people have the distinction of being able to walk away from that at all, let alone do it multiple times.
* Personally led the mission to rescue her son from when he was captured in the Gulf War.
* After he was captured by SHIELD, Alexander Pierce made himself more valuable alive than dead for a few months by slowly leaking secrets. Alison breaks him in five minutes (though, admittedly, she had a trump card in [[spoiler: the Red Son being loose]].
* In chapter 9 of ''Ghosts,'' Alison and Jack O'Neill, the former of whom is (supposedly) retired, go into battle along with the Avengers to protect Carol and Harry, pulling off CasualDangerDialogue and later going up against the enraged Blob alongside Gambit and Jono. Whereas Gambit gets his bo snapped and driven through his shoulder, [[spoiler: Jono is killed or, at the very least, crippled]], Jack received major spinal damage, and Nezhno is wounded, Alison doesn't seem to have any crippling injuries whatsoever.
* After she finds out that Joe Danvers asked [[spoiler: Harry to rewrite Carol's mind]], she [[TranquilFury very calmly]] states that she's going to have a ''discussion'' with Joe. Over breakfast, she calls the president of his company and arranges for him to be KickedUpstairs, keeping him far away from his family for most of the year while ensuring that he has enough leave for his family to be able to see him at important events (which will be supervised by her). She then visits Joe, effortlessly shoots down his bluster, sips her tea with one hand while keeping him in a painful joint lock with the other, and makes it very clear that he will still remain faithful to and support his wife and family, ''or else''. As she puts it:
-->"Imagine what I could do if I was actually trying."
* During the battle against [[spoiler: Dracula]], Alison shoots down, and then holds her own against, several more high-ranked Grey Court vampires in hand-to-hand combat, all the while engaging in more CasualDangerDialogue with Bucky.
* It's revealed that when the Smallville meteor shower occurred, Alison Carter [[spoiler: knew exactly what was going on. She deliberately sent Nick Fury and Phil Coulson to the location, knowing that they would [[HiddenHeartOfGold leave baby Kal-El with a human family and ensure he was looked after]].]] Yep, she pulled a BatmanGambit on ''Nick Fury and Phil Coulson.'' Not only that, she did it ''without them even knowing of her involvement.''
** She also makes it very clear to Jor-El that while she served as TheCreon to Jim Woo, the first director of SHIELD, there was no doubt in either of their minds that when push came to shove, she could make him do what she wanted.
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* The following chapter has Alison and Jack O'Neill, the former of whom is (supposedly) retired, go into battle along with the Avengers to protect Carol and Harry, pulling off CasualDangerDialogue and later going up against the enraged Blob alongside Gambit and Jono. Whereas Gambit gets his bo snapped and driven through his shoulder, [[spoiler: Jono is killed or, at the very least, crippled]], it's implied that Jack gets his limbs broken, and Nezhno is wounded, Alison isn't noted to have any crippling injuries whatsoever.



* Alison shoots down, and then holds her own against, several more high-ranked Grey Court vampires, all the while engaging in more CasualDangerDialogue with Bucky.



* It's revealed that when the Smallville meteor shower occurred, Alison Carter [[spoiler: knew exactly what was going on. She deliberately sent Nick Fury and Phil Coulson to the location, knowing that they would [[HiddenHeartOfGold leave baby Kal-El with a human family and ensure he was looked after]].]] Yep, she pulled a BatmanGambit on ''Nick Fury and Phil Coulson.'' Not only that, she did it ''without them even knowing of her involvement.''



* Past-seeing lets Harry witness the fight between Bor Burison and Malekith. As Harry grudgingly concedes, while he was a spectacular asshole, Bor definitely qualified for AsskickingEqualsAuthority - not only did he go toe to toe with a very powerful MagicKnight wielding an Infinity Stone (albeit one that didn't seem to be working properly), he ''won''. More than that, his duel with the Dark Elf laid waste to ''the planet they were on''.

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* Past-seeing lets Harry witness the fight between Bor Burison and Malekith. As Harry grudgingly concedes, while he was a spectacular asshole, Bor definitely qualified for AsskickingEqualsAuthority - not only did he go toe to toe with a very powerful MagicKnight wielding an Infinity Stone (albeit one that didn't seem to be working properly), he ''won''. More than that, his duel with the Dark Elf laid waste to ''the planet they were on''.on'', enough so that it's still a ruin roughly 6,000 years later.


** In an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome, he's [[spoiler: destroyed three of Voldemort's horcruxes]][[labelnote:note]]Presumably Syltherins's Locket (the one he died going after in Canon), the Gaunt Ring and the Hufflepuff Cup. Leaving Ravenclow's Diadem and [[spoiler: Harry]][[/labelnote]].

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** In an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome, he's [[spoiler: destroyed three of Voldemort's horcruxes]][[labelnote:note]]Presumably Syltherins's Locket (the one he died going after in Canon), the Gaunt Ring and the Hufflepuff Cup. Leaving Ravenclow's Diadem and [[spoiler: Harry]][[/labelnote]].Harry]], the latter of which became a non-issue after chapter 70 of the first book [[/labelnote]].


** In an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome, he's [[spoiler: destroyed three of Voldemort's horcruxes]].

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** In an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome, he's [[spoiler: destroyed three of Voldemort's horcruxes]].horcruxes]][[labelnote:note]]Presumably Syltherins's Locket (the one he died going after in Canon), the Gaunt Ring and the Hufflepuff Cup. Leaving Ravenclow's Diadem and [[spoiler: Harry]][[/labelnote]].


** More than just "getting in" -- using the Tesseract, he basically ''abducts'' the Skyfathers, the most senior and powerful gods on Earth, and brings them to the Rock of Eternity. ''Without them noticing.''
*** It should be noted that he was loaned the Tesseract freely by the Royal Family. While part of this is due to trust and part desperation, it's also explicitly stated that if Strange had wanted to swipe it from the highest security vaults of Asgard, he could have. It just would have taken too long.

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** More than just "getting in" -- using [[spoiler: the Tesseract, Tesseract]], he basically ''abducts'' the Skyfathers, the most senior and powerful gods on Earth, and brings them to the Rock of Eternity. ''Without them noticing.''
*** It should be noted that he was loaned [[spoiler: the Tesseract Tesseract]] freely by the Royal Family. Thor. While part of this is partly due to a mixture of trust and desperation (and a calculation on Thor's part desperation, that Strange would step in if he could, because Harry's too important to his plans for him not to), it's also explicitly stated that if Strange had wanted to swipe it from the highest security vaults of Asgard, he could have. It just would have taken too long.have.

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*** It should be noted that he was loaned the Tesseract freely by the Royal Family. While part of this is due to trust and part desperation, it's also explicitly stated that if Strange had wanted to swipe it from the highest security vaults of Asgard, he could have. It just would have taken too long.


* Past-seeing lets Harry witness the fight between Bor Burison and Malekith. Say everything you want about Bor's assholeness, the dude definitely was AsskickingEqualsAuthority. His duel with the Dark Elf laid waste to ''the planet they were on''.

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* Past-seeing lets Harry witness the fight between Bor Burison and Malekith. Say everything you want about Bor's assholeness, the dude As Harry grudgingly concedes, while he was a spectacular asshole, Bor definitely was AsskickingEqualsAuthority. His qualified for AsskickingEqualsAuthority - not only did he go toe to toe with a very powerful MagicKnight wielding an Infinity Stone (albeit one that didn't seem to be working properly), he ''won''. More than that, his duel with the Dark Elf laid waste to ''the planet they were on''.



* On Wmg/TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness page, there is exactly one character from fanfiction awesome and mysterious enough to have made it onto the list. And that's this fic's version of Strange.

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* On Wmg/TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness page, there is exactly one character from fanfiction awesome and mysterious enough to have made it onto the list. And that's that character is this fic's version of Strange.

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