The Ik'k'uox, also called the Ick, is a large creature of unknown origin. It was first mentioned in Changes.


The Ik'k'uox was huge, the size of a bull and had a stench. It had an odd body that could move on two or four legs equally. Its flesh was spongy black like the true skin of a Red Court vampire. It's features were a mix of human, jaguar, crocodile or wild boar. It was completely black everywhere, even its eyes. It had malformed shoulders and a thick, almost intangible neck. It had a heartbeat like a big drum. It can leap thirty yards in one bound. It made no sound when it was injured.[1]

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In Changes, the Ik'k'uox was sent by the Eebs to Rudolph's house to kill off a loose end. Harry Dresden was there on a stakeout to gather information from whoever showed up to get Rudolph. Dresden ends up fighting it with help from Thomas Raith, Mouse and Molly Carpenter and her "one-woman rave spell". Thomas and Mouse double-teamed it, injured it and ran it off.[2]

Later, the Eebs brought it and a team of vampires to attack the Chicago FBI building aiming to kill Dresden, Susan Rodriguez and Rudolph.[3] The Eebs, the Ick and the vamps all follow Dresden and Susan Rodriguez as they escape into the Nevernever landing in the Erlking's Dining Hall. The Erlking decrees a trial by combat. The Ick is chosen by the Eebs to fight for them. Harry killed it.[4]


  1. Turn Coat, ch. 25
  2. Turn Coat, ch. 25–26
  3. Turn Coat, ch. 35
  4. Turn Coat, ch. 36–37

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