Description[edit | edit source]
The Barabbus curse is a curse that Nicodemus Archleone can cast thanks to his noose. The curse operates by mandating a death that cannot be avoided. The name is a corruption of Barabbas,[Footnote 1] the biblical figure condemned to death and freed by the Jews in place of Jesus.
In the series[edit | edit source]
Death Masks[edit | edit source]
In Death Masks, Harry Dresden and Susan Rodriguez are hit by an entropy curse, apparently cast by Snakeboy, which they barely escape. Michael Carpenter informs Dresden that it is actually a Barabbus curse Nicodemus Archleone cast on him. It is possible to voluntarily take the victim's place, a loophole that causes Shiro Yoshimo's death.