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    [–] [Spoilers All] Who is the most intelligent villain or Hero in the dresden files? -EG- 1 points ago in dresdenfiles

    She didn't properly train or look after her new Lady, or Knight, and admitted herself that she no longer cares for the world or sees any light in it. Her job is to, in essence, care for and protect the world, even if only from Winter. At best she's indifferent at the moment.

    It's nowhere near as bad as Maeve of course, but she doesn't seem to be working at full capacity either.

    [–] [Spoilers All] Who is the most intelligent villain or Hero in the dresden files? -EG- 1 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Even then, her daughters were never stated as a want or a need. In fact she specifically told Harry to kill Maeve. Mab might have preferred Maeve to live and be restored to her duties or for Sarissa to get the role, but her only real goal was getting a functional Winter Lady. Though in truth having Molly there offers significantly more advantages, not the least of which include tightening her grip on Harry. And Sarissa in Summer can, in my opinion, only help to restore Titania to her own duties fully.

    [–] [Spoilers All] Who is the most intelligent villain or Hero in the dresden files? -EG- 1 points ago in dresdenfiles

    the power to influence or direct people's behavior or the course of events.

    Easily fits. He may not do things the way she exactly wants, and he might make a big show of his stubbornness or choice, but lets face it...Mab gets what she wants or needs everytime.

    [–] [Spoilers All] Who is the most intelligent villain or Hero in the dresden files? -EG- 11 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Mab. And that may not be fair to others, or 'mortals', but too bad for them. Even when it seems like she loses, she wins. Eviscerated Nic emotionally, tactically and politically, made sure the Winter Lady role was not lost to Nemesis' machinations with actions as far back as Proven Guilty (and kept the Well safe), got a Starborn under her control, etc. She's close to unparalleled thus far.

    [–] [Spoilers All] Away from the island, is harry capable of fighting off he who walks behind? -EG- 5 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Nope. Just that they 'possess the potential to hold great power over them'. My guess has long been that this 'power' cuts both ways. Starborns can weaken or ultimately kill Outsiders...or that they can empower, and perhaps grant them greater access to reality. Which is why HHWBehind didn't outright kill him and why someone like Mab would be very interested in having him on her team as it were. Both see him as a valuable weapon to achieve their ultimate goals.

    [–] [Spoilers All] Away from the island, is harry capable of fighting off he who walks behind? -EG- 10 points ago in dresdenfiles

    He did once and that was at 16. Granted, the Walker wasn't actually trying to kill him and I see nothing to suggest that has changed yet, i'm sure it would still see him as a valuable tool. And he's a Starborn. So circumstance still probably gives him the 'win' if one wants to call it that.

    [–] Spoilers All - Theory of Nic -EG- 19 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Short version? Fewer humans/mortals means less risk of the Outsiders being invited in.

    Bingo. I've long been a proponent of this being his general motivation. Defeating the Outsiders as a whole is the 'main' goal, but killing lots of those pesky security risks seems like it would be a viable option. Maybe the smartest option. Perhaps one that Lucifer himself rebelled on, the idea that angels were supposed to aid or show some deference to these creatures that hold the keys to helping unmake reality. Stands to reason his first lieutenant, Anduriel, would share this belief...so Nic of course would too.

    Additionally it's not altruism at all, it's self preservation and opportunism. And i'm sure they want the Earth all for themselves to one degree or another, killing humans by the score certainly makes that a lot easier when the dust ultimately settles and whatever is left to 'rule' over comes into view.

    [–] [Spoilers All] Can Nukes kill Mab/Tatania/Mothers? -EG- 34 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Yes they will survive. Or at a minimum reconstitute if their physical form is blown to bits after a time.

    [–] [Spoilers All] Is there anything strange about Harry's father's death? -EG- 3 points ago in dresdenfiles

    At this point nothing is really 'new'. If we shrug off spoilers just because they are 'old' or from the first few books, what good does that do to the newer Dresdenphiles who just got into the series and might happen upon this sub? And beyond the fact that his status as an orphan is mentioned fairly early, the notions about HOW that came to be and speculation about anything hinky or unnatural being involved with Malcolm's passing certainly do not get addressed till later on.

    [–] [Spoilers All] Is there anything strange about Harry's father's death? -EG- 3 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Are you just not good at realizing most of your titles are spoilers in and of themselves or do you simply not care?

    [–] 12? Why not 13? -EG- 3 points ago in dresdenfiles

    "I was going to say the Lords of Outer Night, but those are 12."

    Just before the top level were thirteen lone figures, and from what I could see they were taller than most mortals, seven feet or more in height. Each was dressed in a different form of traditional garb, and each had his own signature mask. My Mayan mythology was a bit rusty, but White Council intelligence reports said that the Lords of Outer Dark had posed as gods to the ancient Mayans, each with his own separate identity. What they didn't say was that either they had been a great deal more than that, or that collecting worshipers had made them more than merely ancient vampires. -Changes

    There's the thirteen's in Mac's pub, pillars, fans and so on to disperse ambient magical energy. Thirteen is the max number you can use for a magical circle. Thirteen members of the Grey Council with Harry included. There's a few instances of it's importance. Not that I think there is or needs to be a thirteenth hidden tunnel, but it does pop up here and there.

    [–] Why did she make a bargain? -EG- 8 points ago in dresdenfiles

    In Skin Game she tells him that she was unable to communicate with him, that's why his ID was trying. And i'm sure that same ID helped her flesh out the terms of the deal. Harry has a tendency to overreact and they just watched him quite literally arrange his own murder. And that was just under the pretense of knowing he was going to be the Winter Knight, not that he had the remnants of a Fallen in his head. To say nothing of the entities they were bargaining with. Would YOU trust Mab or Alfred to represent you properly or with your best interests at that point? I certainly would not.

    [–] [Spoliers All] Harry's Mother's Death Curse -EG- 3 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Yeah i'm pretty sure that's exactly what it means.

    [–] Spoilers - Mother Winter -EG- 19 points ago in dresdenfiles

    I am the unmaker, the destroyer. It is what I am. -Summer Knight

    That. Lots and lots of that.

    [–] Guardians of the Galaxy [spoilers all] -EG- 1 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Which post are you referring to?

    [–] [Spoliers All] Harry's Mother's Death Curse -EG- 16 points ago in dresdenfiles

    From the most recent AMA:

    Did Maggie LeFay leave anything else for Thomas other than the amulet/necklace?

    No.

    [–] [Spoilers All]Could this be Mab's backstory? -EG- 3 points ago in dresdenfiles

    No WOJ like that exists to my knowledge, though it does make general sense that the mantles would be predisposed to a sort of 'upward mobility' programming and leave her out of the loop. The Lady of course being the exception since it's the low rung on the totem pole, but even then you need a 'prepared' vessel or the nearest thing to...an intern if you will. So even then the general programming remains the same.

    [–] [Spoilers Ghost Story] just finished it and -EG- 30 points ago in dresdenfiles

    why does demonreach think that Dresden owes him anything? I know he claimed the island, but there wasn't any rules about it or anything.

    Can't ask a question like that when there are two books available after this one for you to read.

    [–] Episode 41: Crazy Fan Theories! -EG- 3 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Maybe Justin can ask him for it when he goes to SLC Comic Con.

    [–] Episode 41: Crazy Fan Theories! -EG- 5 points ago in dresdenfiles

    I don't doubt it to some degree, however...

    2012 Reddit AMA:

    Sarks: Edit: One last little question, that reading other questions below made me think of. How did Mac get his pub declared neutral ground?

    Jim: 6) He filled out the proper paperwork, as cited under the Unseelie Accords. Which is about as involved as a mid-level quest that leads into epic weaponry quests, so it's kind of a story in itself. I mean, /Mab/ designed it. The summary of it is: It's a giant pain in the ass, but anyone can theoretically do it if they have the mildest of supernatural contacts and are determined enough.

    It doesn't really seem to require any 'special' relationship to get it done in general.

    [–] Episode 41: Crazy Fan Theories! -EG- 5 points ago in dresdenfiles

    There's another reason Mab would have had to dig the bullet out beyond previous affinity or favor:

    Mac stared at Maeve without speaking.

    "Please allow me to make sure you don't get bored. This is a participation sport," Maeve said, and shot him in the stomach. -Cold Days

    Her daughter, and the Winter Lady, shot him.

    As for the WOJ's revolving around Jim's 'I'm not gonna tell you' stance, most are general and still unanswered. The most specific ones were whether or not Maggie is gonna have magical talent, the one you all asked when you had him on the show as to whether or not Ferrovax's gift was N-fected and whether there are any Outsiders (or worse) in Demonreach.

    [–] Has Harry Ever broken a Promise Sworn by His Power? -EG- 12 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago) in dresdenfiles

    It's not semantics. His power turning against him, compelling him to fulfill his word is not the same as it withering away or setting him back several years in his advancement as a wizard which is how he's always described the consequences of breaking a promise on his power.

    But when a more powerful being or a wizard swears an oath by his own power, the effect is magnified significantly. Too many broken oaths and promises can cripple a wizard's use of magic, or even destroy the ability entirely. I've never seen or heard of a wizard breaking an oath sworn by his own power. It was one of the constants of the preternatural world. -Dead Beat


    One doesn't swear by one's magical talent and break the oath lightly—to do so would be to reduce one's own strength in the Art. -White Night


    If you break your word, your ability with magic starts to fray, and if you keep doing it, sooner or later it'll just wither up and die. A broken promise, sworn by my power, could set me back years and years in terms of my ability to use magic. -Cold Days

    There's a clear distinction.

    [–] Has Harry Ever broken a Promise Sworn by His Power? -EG- 17 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Those weren't sworn on his power, just broken bargains made with Lea. There is a distinction.