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* HotGod: {{Downplayed}}, Ethniu is described as quite attractive and has a ''very'' pleasant voice. This is only brought up in her introduction, and quickly becomes background detail in the face of her gravitas, maddened hatred, and her [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt stated end goal]].

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* HotGod: {{Downplayed}}, Ethniu is described as quite attractive and has a ''very'' pleasant voice. However, the Eye of Balor implanted in her head explicitly mars her otherwise lovely features. This is only brought up in her introduction, and quickly becomes background detail in the face of her gravitas, BodyHorro, maddened hatred, and her [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt stated end goal]].goal]].


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* KickTheSonOfABitch: Literally punts Mab through a wall in the middle of the titular Peace Talks. While Mab isn't a ''villain'' all the evil shit she's done throughout the previous books puts it in this category.


* TooPowerfulToLive: See StoryBreakerPower. There ''are'' a very small handful of other characters strong enough to overcome Mab in a straight, face-to-face fight, but unlike them, Ethniu has zero restrictions on her power.

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* TooPowerfulToLive: See StoryBreakerPower. There ''are'' a very small handful of other characters strong enough to overcome Mab in a straight, face-to-face fight, fight (such as the Faerie Mothers, Demonreach, and potentially Ferrovax), but unlike them, Ethniu has zero restrictions on her power.

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* TooPowerfulToLive: See StoryBreakerPower. There ''are'' a very small handful of other characters strong enough to overcome Mab in a straight, face-to-face fight, but unlike them, Ethniu has zero restrictions on her power.


'''WARNING!''' Due to the books relying heavily on mystery and surprise, the pages would be virtually unreadable with excessive spoiler tags. Therefore, all spoilers except for the most recent novel (''Literature/PeaceTalks'') are '''UNMARKED'''. Tread carefully.

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'''WARNING!''' Due to the books relying heavily on mystery and surprise, the pages would be virtually unreadable with excessive spoiler tags. Therefore, all spoilers except for the most recent novel (''Literature/PeaceTalks'') (''[[Literature/BattleGround2020 Battle Ground]]'') are '''UNMARKED'''. Tread carefully.

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* StoryBreakerPower: Ethniu boasts the power to casually smack Faerie Queens around and intends to [[spoiler:tear down TheMasquerade with her own two hands. Given that this combination could single-handedly destroy the basic concept of ''The Dresden Files'' in less than a week, she gets dealt with semi-permanently at the end of her first appearance (if one considers ''Peace Talks'' and ''Battle Ground'' a single story)]].


* DiabolusExNihilo: Ethniu as a character is almost literally a “devil from nothing”: an astronomically powerful and evil villain who comes out of left field, her existence never previously alluded to. And exactly as the trope defines such a character, she is revealed to exist, she has minimal backstory, she shakes up the setting, and she is disposed of at the end of her story arc.

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* DiabolusExNihilo: Ethniu as a character is almost literally a “devil from nothing”: an astronomically powerful and evil villain who comes out of left field, her existence never previously alluded to. And exactly as the trope defines such a character, she is revealed to exist, she has minimal gets a tiny smattering of backstory, she shakes up the setting, and she is disposed of at the end of her story arc.arc (the only way she’s coming back is if [[spoiler:Harry decides to exploit her power, which he acknowledges as a catastrophically stupid idea, or if Demonreach gets breached, in which case North America is screwed with or without her]]).


* FlatCharacter: Ethniu has two character traits, and they are contempt and violence. This is something of a plot point — see [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic Womanchild]] below.

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* FlatCharacter: Ethniu has two character traits, and they are contempt arrogance and violence. This is something of a plot point — see DumbMuscle above, and [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic Womanchild]] below.


* FlatCharacter: Ethniu has two character traits, and they are contempt and violence. This is something of a plot point — see [[PsycopathicManchild Psychopathic Womanchild]] below.

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* FlatCharacter: Ethniu has two character traits, and they are contempt and violence. This is something of a plot point — see [[PsycopathicManchild [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic Womanchild]] below.

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* DiabolusExNihilo: Ethniu as a character is almost literally a “devil from nothing”: an astronomically powerful and evil villain who comes out of left field, her existence never previously alluded to. And exactly as the trope defines such a character, she is revealed to exist, she has minimal backstory, she shakes up the setting, and she is disposed of at the end of her story arc.


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* FlatCharacter: Ethniu has two character traits, and they are contempt and violence. This is something of a plot point — see [[PsycopathicManchild Psychopathic Womanchild]] below.


Old enemies of both Summer and Winter Fae who were banished out to sea, which are one of the supernatural powers that emerged at the end of ''Changes''. They are a hodgepodge of many monsters and pantheons driven into the sea and now adapted to aquatic life. WordOfGod hints that they are featured in some of H.P. Lovecraft's writings.

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Old enemies of both the Summer and Winter Fae who were banished out to sea, which and are one of the supernatural powers that emerged re-emerged at the end of ''Changes''. They are a hodgepodge of many monsters and pantheons driven into the sea and now adapted to aquatic life. WordOfGod hints that they are featured in some of H.P. Lovecraft's writings.



* {{Bioaugmentation}}: All of them have it in order to survive underwater, and they transform human servants and other "experiments" using the same techniques.

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* ArchEnemy: To TheFairFolk.
* {{Bioaugmentation}}: All of them have it in order to survive underwater, and they both transform their human servants and create other "experiments" using the same techniques.



* DidntThinkThisThrough: As King Corb himself realizes in ''Battle Ground'', [[spoiler:the Battle of Chicago only succeeds in them losing most of their army, the loss of their PhysicalGod Empress, and encouraging an EnemyMine of the Unseelie Accorded Nations against them (rendering them all effectively ''persona non grata'' in the supernatural community]].



* FantasticSlur: Harry likes to mockingly refer to them as "frogs."



* TheOathbreaker: [[spoiler:The Fomor all become this as they break their oaths to abide by the Unseelie Accords after Ethniu humiliates Mab with a single blow.]]

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* TheOathbreaker: [[spoiler:The Fomor all become this as they break their oaths to abide by the Unseelie Accords after Ethniu humiliates Mab with a single blow. As such, ''no one'' will ever make a deal with the Fomor in the future and will only see them as untrustworthy swine.]]



* RagTagBunchOfMisfits: The Fomor are a collective group of species, described as the cast-offs and rejects of several different mythologies.

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* RagTagBunchOfMisfits: RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Fomor are a collective group of species, described as the cast-offs and rejects of several different mythologies.



* UnderestimatingBadassery: ''Battle Ground'' highlights that they seriously underestimated the danger of both the other Unseelie Accorded Nations and the mortals of Chicago.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:To Nemesis in both ''Peace Talks'' and ''Battle Ground'']].



* WouldHurtAChild: The Fomor have no compunctions about slaughtering children along with everyone else. At one point, Harry and company rush to the defense of a daycare being besieged by a group of Huntsmen

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* WeaksauceWeakness: Downplayed; Not to the extent of the Faeries, but as they interbred with them back during the Sidhe Wars, they don't do well with iron.
* WouldHurtAChild: The Fomor have no compunctions about slaughtering children along with everyone else. At one point, point during the Battle of Chicago, Harry and company rush to the defense of a daycare being besieged by a group of HuntsmenHuntsmen, and he's also haunted by the sight of an abandoned bloodstained crib he finds.



* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:After Ethniu's defeat he's seen slaughtering a path through his own men to flee into the lake.]]

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* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:After Ethniu's defeat he's seen slaughtering a path through his own men to flee into the lake.Lake Michigan.]]



* GeneralFailure: [[spoiler:''Battle Grounds'' shows him to be this despite his own personal power as TheDragon, being incredibly hot-headed, being quite the BadBoss, having a dangerous LeeroyJenkins mentality becuase he considers himself and his troops so far above humanity as a whole and overall being a major {{Jerkass}} blowhard to the point that even Ethniu considers him incompetent in comparison to Listen's whole HypercompetentSidekick deal. By the end of the FinalBattle, almost half of his people being gone and showing his true color as DirtyCoward proves that he was ''way'' over his head and paid the price for it.]]

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* GeneralFailure: [[spoiler:''Battle Grounds'' Ground'' shows him to be this despite his own personal power as TheDragon, being incredibly hot-headed, being quite the BadBoss, having a dangerous LeeroyJenkins mentality becuase he considers himself and his troops so far above humanity as a whole and overall being a major {{Jerkass}} blowhard to the point that even Ethniu considers him incompetent in comparison to Listen's whole HypercompetentSidekick deal. By the end of the FinalBattle, almost half of his people being gone and showing his true color as DirtyCoward proves that he was ''way'' over his head and paid the price for it.]]



* PointyHairedBoss: Presented as being one in ''Battle Ground''.
* SmugSnake: ''Battle Ground'' highlights that he's far less competent than he thinks he is.



A fomor who collected the minor talents and hedge wizards of Chicago after the Red Court's collapse. Was taken down by Murphy and the Alphas.

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A fomor Fomor who collected the minor talents and hedge wizards of Chicago after the Red Court's collapse. Was taken down by Murphy and the Alphas.



* YourHeadAsplode: Gets his head blown to smithereens by Murphy.



* VillainOfAnotherStory: He provided the Red Court with the nerve gas they used to hit the white council hospital in Congo, in the attack that decimated the Warden Old Guard, forcing them to conscript younger Wardens such as Harry and Ramirez.

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* VillainOfAnotherStory: He provided the Red Court with the nerve gas they used to hit the white council White Council hospital in Congo, in the Congo for the attack that decimated the Warden Old Guard, forcing them to conscript younger Wardens such as Harry and Ramirez.



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A servant of Omogh. He acted as a messenger between him and Corpsetaker. He also served Froggy during the attempted gassing of the treaty signing with the svartalves.

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A servant of Omogh. He acted as a messenger between him and Corpsetaker. He also served Froggy during the attempted gassing of the treaty signing with the svartalves.Svartalves.



* AffablyEvil: Always polite and cordial, even when talking to the shade of the Corpsetaker in ''Ghost Story''.
* ArchEnemy: Seems to be one for Molly Carpenter. They've matched wits numerous tries in their battles throughout Chicago over the better length of a year, have repeatedly tried to kill the other, Listen nearly killing Molly in ''Ghost Story'' helped incite further CharacterDevelopment for her, and he shows up as TheDragon to a peace summit with the Svatalves in "Bombshells,' with Molly uncovering evidence that the summit is being sabotaged.
* AscendedExtra: A minor character in ''Ghost Story'' who only shows up for a few scenes becomes both a recurring antagonist to Molly and one of Ethniu's CoDragons in ''Battle Ground''.



* CoDragons: Due to being a lot more intelligent than Corb, he shares this role with the Fomor King in ''Battle Ground'', to the point where Ethniu actually likes ''his'' advice more than Corb's.
* DeadpanSnarker: Some of his advice to Ethniu in ''Battle Ground'' is rather dry-witted concerning his expendability.



* FailedASpotCheck: [[spoiler:He failed to recognize that Mouse wasn't in the Carpenter house when he sent a bunch of mercenaries to kill the Carpenters and Maggie Dresden to demoralize Harry. In reality, they were just decoys left behind by Molly, and Mouse's absence served as [[AGlitchInTheMatrix that it was false and they were okay]], completely subverting Ethniu attempt at using this to break his hope and prevent him from binding her into Demonreach. Alternatively, Listen ''did'' notice, but was tired of being a slave, and let Ethniu used the false memory anyway since it would get her sealed in Demonreach and basically make him a free man since Corb and the Fomor are essentially shattered after the events of ''Battle Ground'']].



* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler:Turns out he's also a starborn.]]

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* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler:Turns out he's also a starborn.Starborn.]]



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Completely escapes any consequences for his actions in ''Battle Ground'']].
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Utterly ruthless and practical, to the point where Molly's tired to kill him at least a dozen times and yet he's still managed to survive every time.
* TheStoic: Always immensely calm and civil, to the point where there never seems to be anything that can get a rise out of him.
* UncertainDoom: [[spoiler:Harry drops 18-20 tons of earth on him, possibly killing him, but he and the others NeverFoundTheBody, so he's probably still out there]].
* UndyingLoyalty: To the Fomor. Notably, he's so loyal that he even chides his inhuman leaders when they make dumb decisions that only hurt their goals. [[spoiler:However, it's also subtly implied that he actually ''doesn't'' have this for the Fomor, and he's actually playing both Ethniu and Corb for fools in his bid at freedom. After all, him forgetting Mouse (an ally of his ArchEnemy that he's been closely fighting for almost a year) could just be an honest error... or it could be him intentionally sabotaging Ethniu's memory gambit against Harry so that she'll get sealed away]].
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:''Battle Ground'' reveals that he's a [[TheChosenMany Starborn]], meaning that he can hold power over [[EldritchAbomination Outsiders]] and is TheImmune to [[TheCorruption Nemesis]]. It's also implied that he's ultimately a WildCard who set up both Corb and Ethniu for failure as part of him getting a shot at freedom]].



* WildCard: [[spoiler:If the theory that he ''did'' intentionally betray Ethniu is correct, than he's definitely this, as he's ultimately just looking for any way to free him from his masters]].
* YouAreACreditToYourRace: Ethniu, who sees most mortals as tantamount to annoying insects, actually likes Listen due to his competence (to the point of telling [[PointyHairedBoss Corb]] to shut up because she appreciates Listen's advice more) and makes a remark of this vein to him in ''Battle Ground''.







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* {{Foil}}: Seems to be this to Harry, since he is [[spoiler: another Starborn]], a magic-user, and serves Corb in much the same capacity as Harry serves Mab. The only real difference seems to be that while both Omogh and Corb expect and receive sycophantic obedience, Mab explicitly expects Harry to operate independently and even oppose her when it is in Winter's best interest that he do so.


* WorthyOpponent: Admits Marcone to be this [[spoiler: after being injured fatally]].



* InASingleBound: Courtesy of his frog physiology.
* ManipulativeBastard: Calls a truce meeting simply to get the local Unseelie Accords leaders in one place under the Svartalf roof, so that he could kill them and place the blame on the svartalves which would compel them to ally with the Fomor to not be destroyed.



* WouldHitAGirl: Molly sees three dead young women in his bed, all strangled to death.

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* WouldHitAGirl: Molly sees three dead young women in his bed, all strangled to death. He nearly does this to Molly as welln



* BadassBoast: He brags that he fought Thor and survived, which Dresden notes is extremely impressive.

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* BadassBoast: He brags that he fought Thor the Odinson (presumed to be Thor) and survived, which Dresden notes is extremely impressive.


** Narrowly averted in the final battle. [[spoiler:Odin gets one last word in by getting Gungnir to stab her right in the Eye of Balor, damaging it, frying her skull, and breaching the Titanian Bronze armor. This allows Lara to just knock the Eye out of Ethniu's head, leaving it up for grabs. If somebody managed to get it to another immortal, they could have used it to fry Ethniu and put the matter at rest. Marcone managed to snag it, and short on ways to actually use the Eye and other options, he uses it to lure Ethniu to the shore to give Harry a shot at binding her.]]

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** Narrowly averted in the final battle. [[spoiler:Odin gets one last word in by getting Gungnir to stab her right in the Eye of Balor, Balor just as she is about to fire it, damaging it, frying her skull, and breaching the Titanian Bronze armor. This allows Lara to just knock the Eye out of Ethniu's head, leaving it up for grabs. If somebody managed to get it to another immortal, they could have used it to fry Ethniu and put the matter at rest. Marcone managed to snag it, and short on ways to actually use the Eye and other options, he uses it to lure Ethniu to the shore to give Harry a shot at binding her.]]

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** She also [[spoiler: takes advice from Listen and considers Dresden to be rightfully dangerous, enough so that she sent men to the Carpenter house to kill everyone there and recorded it to show Harry as PschologicalCombat to BreakTheBadass. It would have worked, had not Molly already planned for it and put decoys there]]


* DidntThinkThisThrough: [[spoiler:King Corb gradually comes to note he may be on the other end of this when it becomes increasingly clear that Ethniu has a We Have Reserves attitude to his troops and fully believes that the US army will slaughter the Fomor when they arrive. The goal is purely to kill as many humans as possible in as little amount of time as they have left.]]

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: [[spoiler:King Corb gradually comes to note he may be on the other end of this when it becomes increasingly clear that Ethniu has a We Have Reserves WeHaveReserves attitude to his troops and fully believes that the US army will slaughter the Fomor when they arrive. The goal is purely to kill as many humans as possible in as little amount of time as they have left.]]

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