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Hendricks is a human male, working for Gentleman Marcone as bodyguard. He first appears in Storm Front.

DescriptionEdit

He is a big and tall man, with bright red hair, cut in a military buzz cut, narrow little blue eyes, jutting eyebrows, a thick neck, and a face that looks like it was smashed flat. He looks like a football player, which he played in college.[1] He generally prefers to see things settled in a peaceful manner, but does his job, and is very loyal to John Marcone, although he does give him looks at times to show that he could do things differently.[2]

Harry Dresden calls him Cujo,[Footnote 2] a Stephen King[Footnote 3] reference to a vicious attack dog.[3]

BiographyEdit

He also works with Ms. Gard when she is introduced. Hendricks appears dumb, but is actually quite intelligent to the point where he is working on a thesis (which is usually seen in a person going for a doctorate),[4] and has helped take down magical beings many times.

In the seriesEdit

Storm FrontEdit

In Storm Front, Hendricks tries to bully an unimpressed Harry Dresden when they first meet, but is stopped by John Marcone.[2][3]

He later bears the brunt of Gimpy Lawrence's attack against Marcone, killing Lawrence with three well aimed shots. Marcone scolds him for having been too quick in the action, preventing them from interrogating the man.[5]

Fool MoonEdit

In Fool Moon, Hendricks accompanies John Marcone to Dresden' office.[6] Recognizing Dresden's blasting rod makes him tense, as he has noticed Dresden's actions at the Varsity the earlier spring.[7]

Death MasksEdit

In Death Masks,

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"Down Town"Edit

In "Down Town", he accompanies Marcone in a visit to Harry Dresden. He later watches unseen Dresden engaging the golem at the laundromat, reporting to Marcone that the wizard failed to contain the creature. He follows Dresden again until the entrance of Undertown, where he discovers something he thinks that Marcone should know about.[8]

"Wild Card"Edit

In "Wild Card", he accompanies John Marcone on Modena's murder scene, and reports to him that the grocery store owner he had just collected, saw the police leaving the scene.[9]

ChangesEdit

In Changes, he was with Marcone and Gard at the meeting with Harry Dresden in a Burger King.[Footnote 4][10]

"Even Hand"Edit

In "Even Hand", he is involved in the fight against cantrev lord Mag, handling a broadsword one-handed. Though his injuries require a physician's attention, they're not serious.[4]

AftermathEdit

In Aftermath, Maria sees him near Georgia and Billy Borden's apartment, after she was kidnapped. He also wins a bet with Ms. Gard about Karrin Murphy identifying the role of Maria as Marcone's troubleshooter.[1]

Ghost StoryEdit

In Ghost Story, Gard, Hendricks and Marcone and all of his troubleshooters have alibis at the time of Harry Dresden's shooting.[11]

NotesEdit

  1. Dick Butkus - wikipedia
  2. Cujo - wikipedia
  3. Stephen King - wikipedia
  4. Burger King - wikipedia

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Aftermath
  2. 2.0 2.1 Storm Front, ch. 2
  3. 3.0 3.1 Storm Front, ch. 3
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Even Hand"
  5. Storm Front, ch. 17
  6. Fool Moon, ch. 9
  7. Fool Moon, ch. 10
  8. "Down Town"
  9. "Wild Card"
  10. Changes, ch. 20
  11. Ghost Story, ch. 18

See alsoEdit

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