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* PyrrichVictory: The "loser" in such a confrontation in the late 90s. When on a chat room, he took a challenge that one could take two "bad" ideas and make them into a compelling story. The challenger gave him ''{{Franchise/Pokemon}}'' and LostRomanLegion. After some research and playing with the concepts, he had a good basis for a story and was unsure how posting the idea to the internet in those days would affect his publishing rights and ownership of the idea. So, he explained this to the other guy, who believed he was right because Jim had nothing. Jim decided to let the matter drop. That man won the argument and Jim got a six-book deal out of it.

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* PyrrichVictory: PyrrhicVictory: The "loser" in such a confrontation in the late 90s. When on a chat room, he took a challenge that one could take two "bad" ideas and make them into a compelling story. The challenger gave him ''{{Franchise/Pokemon}}'' and LostRomanLegion. After some research and playing with the concepts, he had a good basis for a story and was unsure how posting the idea to the internet in those days would affect his publishing rights and ownership of the idea. So, he explained this to the other guy, who believed he was right because Jim had nothing. Jim decided to let the matter drop. That man won the argument and Jim got a six-book deal out of it.


* ExactWords: When he was in his early 20s in his writing class where he developed the basic idea of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' he presented his first two chapters to his professor. She gave it praise and asked for how the rest of the story goes. She meant just this first book. Jim came back excitedly the next week with outlines for a twenty book series capped off by a big apocalyptic trio to present to her.



* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Quite fond of these. Consider that his two main book series are about, respectively, a vampire-hunting wizard FilmNoir OccultDetective and prehistoric monster-riding Roman Legionaries who can control the elements.

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* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Quite fond of these. Consider that his two main book series are about, respectively, a vampire-hunting wizard FilmNoir OccultDetective and prehistoric monster-riding Roman Legionaries who can control more elemental forms of {{Franchise/Pokemon}}.
* PyrrichVictory: The "loser" in such a confrontation in
the elements. late 90s. When on a chat room, he took a challenge that one could take two "bad" ideas and make them into a compelling story. The challenger gave him ''{{Franchise/Pokemon}}'' and LostRomanLegion. After some research and playing with the concepts, he had a good basis for a story and was unsure how posting the idea to the internet in those days would affect his publishing rights and ownership of the idea. So, he explained this to the other guy, who believed he was right because Jim had nothing. Jim decided to let the matter drop. That man won the argument and Jim got a six-book deal out of it.


*** Bridget worked for most of her life moving heavy slabs of meat in her family's vattery. She's adept at close combat.
* AuthorAppeal: The name "Margaret". The Dresden Files has three Margarets, The Cinder Spires has one (Gwen's second name is Margaret).

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*** Bridget worked for most of her life moving heavy slabs of meat in her family's vattery. She is probably north of six feet tall and can move those slabs with ease now. She's adept at close combat.
* AuthorAppeal: AuthorAppeal:
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The name "Margaret". The Dresden Files has three Margarets, The Cinder Spires has one (Gwen's second name is Margaret).



* CatchPhrase: "I'm not gonna tell you." His answer to questions he doesn't want to answer. It has started getting applause at his Q&A Sessions.

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* CatchPhrase: In a slightly nasally tone "I'm not gonna tell you." His answer to questions he doesn't want to answer. It has started getting applause at his Q&A Sessions.



* DeadpanSnarker: The defining trademark that each of his main characters posses.

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* DeadpanSnarker: DeadpanSnarker:
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The defining trademark that each of his main characters posses.


*** Bridget worked for most of her life moving heavy slabs of meat in her family's vattery. She is adapt at close combat.

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*** Bridget worked for most of her life moving heavy slabs of meat in her family's vattery. She is adapt She's adept at close combat.


Jim Butcher (born October 26, 1971) is a fantasy author, best known for writing ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' and ''Literature/CodexAlera''. His books are notable for their high levels of [[GenreSavvy genre savviness]], {{Crazy Awesome}}ness, and {{shout out}}s, as well as the frequency of Crowning Moments of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Awesome]], [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Funny]], and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Heartwarming]]. He attended a writing course taught by Creator/DeborahChester, and, in the attempt to prove her wrong, followed her instructions to the letter, which resulted in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.

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Jim Butcher (born October 26, 1971) is a fantasy author, best known for writing ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' and ''Literature/CodexAlera''. His books are notable for their high levels of [[GenreSavvy genre savviness]], {{Crazy Awesome}}ness, and {{shout out}}s, as well as the frequency of Crowning Moments of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Awesome]], [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Funny]], and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Heartwarming]].out}}s. He attended a writing course taught by Creator/DeborahChester, and, in the attempt to prove her wrong, followed her instructions to the letter, which resulted in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.


* OneOfUs:
** As said above, he wrote Spider-Man because he really wanted to.
** He also enjoys WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and requested that he review the [[Series/TheDresdenFiles TV version]] of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. [[http://channelawesome.com/the-dresden-files-here-there-be-dragons/ He got his wish.]]
** It shouldn't be surprising, but not only was he directly inspired by Star Wars novels as a kid to become a writer, he's also an avid gamer.
** He plays League of Legends most nights and his summoner name for playing with fans is jimbutcherauthor. Feel free to add him.
** He also has a Wiki/TVTropes account. Yes, he is a troper.


* AwesomeDearBoy: He admits that he took a sizable pay cut to write ''Literature/SpiderManTheDarkestHours'' for Marvel just because he really wanted to write Spider-Man.



* LineToGod: He has a [[http://jimbutcher.livejournal.com/ LiveJournal]].



* OneOfUs:
** As said above, he wrote Spider-Man because he really wanted to.
** He also enjoys WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and requested that he review the [[Series/TheDresdenFiles TV version]] of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. [[http://channelawesome.com/the-dresden-files-here-there-be-dragons/ He got his wish.]]
** It shouldn't be surprising, but not only was he directly inspired by Star Wars novels as a kid to become a writer, he's also an avid gamer.
** He plays League of Legends most nights and his summoner name for playing with fans is jimbutcherauthor. Feel free to add him.
** He also has a Wiki/TVTropes account. Yes, he is a troper.



* RuleOfCool: Runs ''heavily'' on this.

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* RuleOfCool: Runs ''heavily'' on this.this.
* WordOfGod: He pops into fan forums (including on this very site) every once in a while to confirm or [[{{Jossed}} joss]] plot points.


* DeadpanSnarker: The defining trademark that each of his main characters posses.
** The man himself is no slouch either.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Quite fond of these. Consider that his two main book series are about, respectively, a vampire-hunting wizard FilmNoir OccultDetective and prehistoric monster-riding Roman Legionaries who can control the elements.



* DeadpanSnarker: The defining trademark that each of his main characters posses.
** The man himself is no slouch either.

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* DeadpanSnarker: The defining trademark that each of his main characters posses.
** The man himself is no slouch either.
RuleOfCool: Runs ''heavily'' on this.


Jim Butcher is a fantasy author, best known for writing ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' and ''Literature/CodexAlera''. His books are notable for their high levels of [[GenreSavvy genre savviness]], {{Crazy Awesome}}ness, and {{shout out}}s, as well as the frequency of Crowning Moments of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Awesome]], [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Funny]], and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Heartwarming]]. He attended a writing course taught by Creator/DeborahChester, and, in the attempt to prove her wrong, followed her instructions to the letter, which resulted in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.

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Jim Butcher (born October 26, 1971) is a fantasy author, best known for writing ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' and ''Literature/CodexAlera''. His books are notable for their high levels of [[GenreSavvy genre savviness]], {{Crazy Awesome}}ness, and {{shout out}}s, as well as the frequency of Crowning Moments of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Awesome]], [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Funny]], and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Heartwarming]]. He attended a writing course taught by Creator/DeborahChester, and, in the attempt to prove her wrong, followed her instructions to the letter, which resulted in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.


* ActionGirl: Extremely prevalent throughout his work, it'd probably be easier to list the ''non''-action girls. Fine examples include:

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* ActionGirl: Extremely prevalent throughout his work, it'd probably be easier to list the ''non''-action girls. And several of them should be classified with a "not yet" note as they are still adolescent children. Fine examples include:



** Kitai from ''Codex Alera''.
** ''The Cinder Spires'' gives us Gwendolyn Lancaster and Bridget Tagwynn.

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** Kitai from ''Codex Alera''.
Alera''. Daugter of a "barbarian" chief, she is is a dangerous fighter. She once bit a man's nose off because that was all she could reach when he was detaining her. She joins the hero Tavi in battle many times in the series.
** ''The Cinder Spires'' gives us Gwendolyn Lancaster and Bridget Tagwynn.Tagwynn, both sixteen year-old maidens.
*** Gwen shows a fortitude and calm during a bad situation by calmly and intentionally blowing off the head of the enemy's leader.
*** Bridget worked for most of her life moving heavy slabs of meat in her family's vattery. She is adapt at close combat.



** ''The Dresden Files'' has the fairy Queens, one of whom saved Harry's life.

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** ''The Dresden Files'' has Files''
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the fairy Queens, one of whom saved Harry's life.


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*** During the Vampire War, the Red King is frequently on the front line or close to it.

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** {{Action Girl}}s, in particular those who are either very petite or amazonian. Try finding a woman between five and six feet in height anywhere in a Jim Butcher novel. Go ahead. We'll wait.

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** Similarly, Gwendolyn. (Gwen Lancaster in The Cinder Spires, Margaret Gwendolyn [=LeFay=] in The Dresden Files).

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* AuthorAppeal: The name "Margaret". The Dresden Files has three Margarets, The Cinder Spires has one (Gwen's second name is Margaret).


* {{Badass}}: Pick a character. ''Any'' character. If they don't seem like a badass, it's only because they haven't had a chance to show-off yet.

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