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* GoodHurtsEvil: When Harry inadvertently uses [[spoiler:Soulfire, the fire of Creation, against a Denarian]], it adds a boost to Harry's attack and does more damage. [[spoiler:When Harry sees the guy later on the island, he is still suffering the injuries.]]

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* GoodHurtsEvil: When Harry inadvertently uses [[spoiler:Soulfire, the fire of Creation, against a Denarian]], it adds a boost to Harry's attack and does more damage. [[spoiler:When Harry sees the guy later on the island, he is still suffering the injuries.injuries as the attack isn't one the Fallen can heal the host from easily.]]

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*** Harry also has a sense of familiarity when he steps on the island, and finds himself aware of some of its features before he sees them. [[spoiler:When he becomes Warden of Demonsreach, he gains the ability to be aware of the entire island at once while on it.]]


''Small Favor'' is book #10 in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. Now has its own [[ShoutOut/SmallFavor Shout-Out]] page.

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''Small Favor'' is book #10 in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. Now has its own [[ShoutOut/SmallFavor Shout-Out]] page.


* GatlingGood: Hendricks, [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome to the tune of]] "Music/RideOfTheValkyries."

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* GatlingGood: Hendricks, [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic to the tune of]] "Music/RideOfTheValkyries."



** Harry's encounter with [[spoiler:the Eldest Gruff]] has this displayed by both sides, neither of whom really want to fight. [[spoiler:The Eldest Gruff serves the Summer Court and the Queen, in that order. Harry abuses this by calling in a favor he is owed from the Court (by having the Gruff [[RefugeInAudacity bring him a doughnut]]) and the Eldest Gruff abuses it by gravely claiming it will take time to fulfill such a request ([[CrowningMomentOfFunny wandering around Chicago waiting for doughnut shops to open and looking for the 'best' doughnut]]), leaving Harry plenty of time to finish Mab's request and thus no longer be targeted by Summer's forces.]]

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** Harry's encounter with [[spoiler:the Eldest Gruff]] has this displayed by both sides, neither of whom really want to fight. [[spoiler:The Eldest Gruff serves the Summer Court and the Queen, in that order. Harry abuses this by calling in a favor he is owed from the Court (by having the Gruff [[RefugeInAudacity bring him a doughnut]]) and the Eldest Gruff abuses it by gravely claiming it will take time to fulfill such a request ([[CrowningMomentOfFunny ([[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments wandering around Chicago waiting for doughnut shops to open and looking for the 'best' doughnut]]), leaving Harry plenty of time to finish Mab's request and thus no longer be targeted by Summer's forces.]]


** After Harry talks with Jake (who is the janitor--[[BlatantLies really]]), Jake vanishes, leaving behind a copy of ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]'', which opens on some--interesting passages.

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** After Harry talks with Jake (who is the janitor--[[BlatantLies really]]), Jake vanishes, leaving behind a copy of ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]'', which opens on some--interesting some interesting passages.


** Harry's anti-hero status confuses Michael, at times. Michael is used to the idea that ''he'' as a Knight would bear and suffer burdens so others do not. However, Harry lies by omission to the White Council in order to gain their support against the Denarians, just to give Michael and Sanya an edge against these ancient enemies, knowing that Michael would never and could never lie to get help. According to Sanya, Michael considers the fact that Harry would risk his life--as, if the Council found out he lied, it could be called treason--for Michael's principals and goal a messianic act.

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** Harry's anti-hero status confuses Michael, at times. Michael is used to the idea that ''he'' as a Knight would bear and suffer burdens so others do not. However, Harry lies by omission to the White Council in order to gain their support against the Denarians, just to give Michael and Sanya an edge against these ancient enemies, knowing that Michael would never and could never lie to get help. According to Sanya, Michael considers the fact that Harry would risk his life--as, if the Council found out he lied, it could be called treason--for Michael's principals principles and goal a messianic act.

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* ContemplateOurNavels: When going over the tedious task of trying to reference what creatures attacked him early in the book, Harry contemplates Bob, his nature as a being of pure information, and [[CannotTellFictionFromReality his relationship with the characters in his novels]]. It gets a little meta.


** Using magic which was meant to guard and guide people in malevolent and twisted means really pisses Harry off. [[spoiler:Using it to torture a child]] really pisses off. He isn't even aware of it when he starts screaming out in fury.

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** Using magic which was meant to guard and guide people in malevolent and twisted means really pisses Harry off. [[spoiler:Using it to torture a child]] really ''really'' pisses him off. He isn't even aware of it when he starts screaming out in fury.


* ArtisticLicenseReligion: Uriel is said in this book to have killed the first-born of Egypt. However, the Bible explicitly notes that God ''personally'' did that, not an angel.



** Harry runs one himself. Knowing what sort of man Nicodemus is, Harry [[spoiler:gives Luccio some of his hair to allow her to track him in one of Marcone's helos for a rescue mission when the deal goes south. He also brings the silver oak leaf to draw Summer into the fray. And then set up a second escape route with Thomas on the ''Water Beetle''.]]

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** Harry runs one himself. Knowing what sort of man Nicodemus is, Harry [[spoiler:gives Luccio some of his hair to allow her to track him in one of Marcone's helos helicopters for a rescue mission when the deal goes south. He also brings the silver oak leaf to draw Summer into the fray. And then set up a second escape route with Thomas on the ''Water Beetle''.]]



** Using magic which was meant to guard and guide people in malevolent and twisted means really pisses Harry off. [[spoiler:Using it to torture a child and]] he gets really pissed off. He isn't even aware of it when he starts screaming out in fury.

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** Using magic which was meant to guard and guide people in malevolent and twisted means really pisses Harry off. [[spoiler:Using it to torture a child and]] he gets child]] really pissed pisses off. He isn't even aware of it when he starts screaming out in fury.

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* TemptingFate: an extremely delayed one. In ''Death Masks'', Nicodemus introduces himself with the words ""Cannot hurt me any more". No matter how much I hear that, [[{{Sadist}} there's always a fresh challenge]]". Here, [[spoiler: Nicodemus finds himself being brutally garroted by an [[{{Determinator}} enemy whom he is unable to hurt enough to save his rotten life]]]].

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* WhamLine: See ArmorPiercingQuestion.


[[TheOneWith The one with]] [[GeniusLoci the creepy island]].

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[[TheOneWith The second one with]] [[GeniusLoci the creepy island]].
Fallen.

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[[TheOneWith The one with]] [[GeniusLoci the creepy island]].

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* SummonBiggerFish: Toyed with. Harry tries to get the Council involved for backup against the Denarians. A little later Murphy suggests calling in a horde of heavily armed cops by claiming (semi-truthfully) that the same terrorists [[ContinuityNod who attacked the airport a few years earlier]] are back, which wouldn't be ''bigger'' fish as much as a ton of smaller fish.

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** Interesting example and partial subversion as Sanya remains atheist/agnostic.

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