Dresden Files

This is a list of minor non-humans in the Dresden Files.


Black Court[]

Bushnell, Constance[]

In It's My Birthday, Too, Constance Bushnell is a Black Court vampire. Before running away from home for being made fun of, she used the moniker Drulinda to play Evernight. While away from home, she was turned by a Black Court vampire and came back for vengeance.[1]

Constance Bushnell wears dark jeans, a red knit sweater, and a long black leather coat. She has sunken, shriveled, and as bony and dried up as the year-old corpse she is. Unlike older Black court vampires, she still has most of her hair, and smells like a rotting corpse with still a few juicy corners. Her voice is raspy and her lips leathery, hiding her yellow teeth, which are stained with drying, brownish blood. During the events at the Woodfield Mall, she turns three of the nightshift guards into vampires to attack Harry Dresden, Thomas Raith and Molly Carpenter.[1]

Red Court[]

Baron Bravosa[]

In "War Cry", Baron Bravosa is a male Red Court vampire. In his human disguise, Baron Bravosa is a tall man with black hair with silver streaks. He wears a suit and a brown overcoat.

Baron Bravosa directs the assault at the shoggoth hideout; the discovery of Harry Dresden being one of the wardens sent against him, worries him; he has a lot of respect for the wizard's fighting and magical skills. He does not count on Thomas Raith's arrival, disrupting his plans, and his siege of the house is badly interrupted a short time later, when Bill Meyers brings down the White Court reinforcements sent to aid Bravosa. When Harry Dresden releases the shoggoth, the vampire tries to have him killed by the monster, but the shoggoth turns on him, absorbing his essence and personality.[2]

Baroness Leblanc[]

In "Love Hurts", Baroness LeBlanc is a female Red Court vampire. She uses a belt to get couples falling in love with each other. Not being a practitioner and being unskilled at the job, her attempts have thus far failed, getting three couples suiciding under the spell. Karrin Murphy and Harry Dresden also fall under the spell but manage to kill the vampire and destroy the belt.[3]

White Court[]

Barrowill, Charles[]

In "Bigfoot on Campus", Charles Barrowill is a White Court vampire, Connie Barrowill's father. Harry Dresden remembers him being present in the Deeps, cheering along with the House Raith vampires.[4]

A shade over 6', deeply tanned, dark-haired with a swath of silver on his temples, he wears a perfectly made haircut, an expensive pearl-grey suit and rings with stones on every finger. He is trying to engage his daughter Connie in her first feeding frenzy so to awake her Hunger. Irwin Pounder is the intended victim, and between him being a Bigfoot and Harry Dresden's interference, the attempt fails, with disastrous results.[4]

Barrowill, Connie[]

In "Bigfoot on Campus", Connie Barrowill is a newly awakened female White Court vampire, and the daughter of Charles Barrowill. She is 5'6", blonde, young, fit, two notches above cute, with cornflower-blue eyes, and, according to Harry Dresden, every inch of her is a bad idea.[4]

She gets involved with Irwin Pounder, and they are falling in love with each other. Her father plans for her to be feeding on Irwin, so to awaken her Hunger and change her in a full-fledged vampire. Thanks to Irwin being a Bigfoot and the intervention of Harry Dresden and Strength of a River in His Shoulders, the plan fails.[4]

In "Job Placement", Irwin Pounder declares her to be his everything when he proposes. Her love for Pounder, and his for her, have apparently no effect on her Hunger, as she's not getting burned when they touch.[5]

Black, Curtis[]

In "Jury Duty", Curtis Black is an unaffiliated White Court vampire, killed by Hamilton Luther, who attacks him to save the girl he feeds on.[6]

Lara Raith's sisters[]

In "Wild Card", Lara Raith and two of her sisters are engaged in a martial art training session, in which Lara comes off as the better one.[7]

Raith, Tania[]

In "Jury Duty", Tania Raith is a female White Court vampire. Young and inexperienced, she organizes the kidnapping of Maria, just to see it go awry thanks to Harry Dresden's intervention.[6]

The Skavis/Priscilla[]

In White Night, Priscilla is an alias used by a male White Court vampire, the heir to House Skavis, masquerading as a female member of the Ordo Lebes. She appears older than the others, seemingly in her early fifties. Despite it being a warm summer day, she wore a thin turtleneck sweater and a cardigan. Her hair was a deep coppery red with streaks of steel grey, tied in a bun. She had muddy brown eyes and bushy eyebrows and wore silver-rimmed spectacles.[8]

She insists on giving Harry Dresden a hard time when he goes to talk to the group about murders among practitioners. She accuses him of lying. And, she all but calls him the murderer since several of the victims had been seen with a tall man in a grey cloak.[8] Later, she is even more rude and hostile to Dresden. Elaine Mallory and Anna Ash stand up to her.[9]

She nearly manages to kill Elaine by pulling the Skavis whammy of despair and driving her to suicide, when Dresden informs Elaine of what is going on, and she is able to fight through it, until she is killed by Elaine and Mouse.[10]




In Aftermath, Frogface inspects the operation of loading of enthralled minor practitioners into a railroad car. He starts binding some of the new acquisitions, beginning with Marci, only to be killed by Karrin Murphy.[11]

Lord Froggy[]

In Bombshells, Lord Froggy, or simply Froggy, is a high ranking Fomor, brother of Mag, whose killing by Marcone's hand has spurred in him a burning desire for vengeance. His name is unknown; Lord Froggy being a moniker Molly Carpenter gives him.[12]

While he's a guest of the Svartalves, he brings in and activates a bomb with the express intention of killing the Svartalves' guests. When, thanks to Molly Carpenter, he is discovered in the act, Etri incapacitates him and condemns him to death for his actions.[12]


In "Even Hand", Mag is a cantrev lord of the Fomor. He imprisoned Justine, who was on a mission for Lara Raith, only to see her free all of Mag's prisoners, before fleeing with a little child and taking sanctuary under John Marcone. Mag tried to force Marcone to return the prisoners but was killed by him. Under the Unseelie Accords, his weregild was estimated at $250,000 in bullion.[13]

Lord Omogh[]

In Ghost Story, Lord Omogh is a Fomor cantrev lord in Chicago. He made a deal with the Grey GhostCorpsetaker — as an ally in overtaking the Ragged Lady and her allies and to enter the Chicago Alliance Headquarters fortress.[14] But he needs Corpsetaker's power once she is in a potent magical body.[15] He also sent an emissary, Listen, to check the Grey Ghost's progress in acquiring a body.[14]



In Peace Talks, Austri is the security guard at the Svartalf embassy. A stickler for duty and high performance in his job, he is, however, in excellent terms with Harry Dresden and Thomas Raith, so much so to play cards with Dresden and arranging for a playdate between Maggie Dresden and his own daughter[16]

Mrs. Austri[]

In Peace Talks, her duties include arranging playdates between Ingri and Maggie Dresden.[16]

Lady Evanna[]

In Peace Talks, Lady Evanna is mentioned as Thomas Raith's lover.[16]


In Peace Talks, Gedwig is mentioned as a grouchy and extra paranoid Svartalf.[17]


In Peace Talks, Ingri is mentioned as Austri's daughter. She likes to play with Maggie Dresden.[16]

Vogon, Coach Pete[]

In "B is for Bigfoot", Coach Pete is a male svartalf. A spindly humanoid, about 5' high, weighing about 50 kilograms, with gray skin and huge, bulbous, black eyes, He was hired as a guardian for the Bully Brothers. He behaves very contemptuously with Harry Dresden and will not interfere with the brothers' predatory activities against Irwin Pounder, but will prevent the wizard from doing so. When Irwin reacts and stops them, he lets it go, seeing it asa valuable lesson for his charges.[18]



In Storm Front, Blueblossom is a faerie mentioned by Toot-Toot.[19]


In Summer Knight, Elidee is a wyldfae pixie, a tiny, ant-sized faerie with a scarlet light in Toot-Toot's company. She communicates by flashing.[20] She paid back a favor owed to Toot-Toot by guiding Harry Dresden to the Winter Lady, Maeve in Undertown.[21] She is quite frightened by the Grimalkin, spending most of the time during Dresden's visit with Maeve hidden quietly in his hair. She later leads Dresden to the Summer Lady, Aurora, in the Rothchild Hotel. Elidee then leaves, her debt been paid off and her task done.[22]


In Cold Days, Purpleweed is a wyldfae pixie, and a "kernel" of the Za-Lord's Guard. Toot-Toot orders it to watch Harry Dresden's back.[23]


In Storm Front, Rednose is a faerie mentioned by Toot-Toot.[19]


In Storm Front, Goldeneyes is a faerie mentioned by Toot-Toot.[19]

Meg O'Aspen[]

In Storm Front, Meg O'Aspens is a female faerie mentioned by Toot-Toot.[19]

Tylwyth Teg[]


In "Curses", Jill is a female Tylwyth Teg. She is a Jili Ffrwtan, a proud, flirty, high-ranking woman of the Tylwyth Teg. Her king is Gwynn ap Nudd. Wearing a white renaissance skirt and a leather bustier, she is pretty, jet-black haired, well-endowed and very proud of her bust.[24]

Charged to end the Billy Goat curse on the Chicago Cubs, Harry Dresden finds her at a tavern known as a hangout for the Tylwyth Teg and persuades her to introduce him to Gwynn ap Nudd.[24]



In Changes, Glenmael is a young Sidhe Lord. He is the driver of an emerald green stretch limousine for the Leanansidhe, initially appearing as the usual limo driver in a black suit. Harry Dresden notices that he looks too good to be human and the guise falls away so that Dresden sees him as he truly appears. He is a young Sidhe Lord wearing an emerald green tunic and tights with accents of deep violet. He had sunny hair in a braid that falls to his back. He has feline amber eyes with cat slits.[25]

The Leanansidhe has him help Harry Dresden and Susan Rodriguez into the limo. As they're driving down the highway, Glenmael is driving so fast they pass a racing patrol car as though it were standing still. Dresden figures that Glenmael has them under a veil when the cop took no notice. He got them to Saint Mary of the Angels church in under fifteen minutes. Glenmael shoots at Susan to demonstrate how her costume stops bullets.[25]

Sidhe celloist[]

In Peace Talks, a Sidhe celloist defends the actions of a musician who has tried to impose himself on Yuki Yoshimo.[26]

Sidhe fiddler[]

In Peace Talks, a Sidhe fiddler tries to impose himself on Yuki Yoshimo, in breach of the rules governing hospitality. Harry Dresden turns him in a block of ice, and Molly Carpenter orders it to be placed on a table as a memento for good behavior.[26]



In "A Fistful of Warlocks", Karl is a huge, foul-smelling water dweller, capable of assuming the shape of a horse. Having lost a bet with Anastasia Luccio, he's bound to assist her in the chase of Heinrich Kemmler.[27]


In "It's My Birthday, Too", Keef is a cobb. Nearly 10" tall, he has a puff of fine white hair, and speaks with a Germanic accent.[1]

Keef leads a small group of cobbs, living in the Shoegasm shop at the Woodfield Mall and negotiates with Harry Dresden for intelligence on Constance Bushnell in exchange of the possibility to repair Sarah's shoes.[1]


Puck is a tall, thin wyldfae, with a pointy nose and chin, a multicolored Mohawk, and black blood. He can shapeshift into a multitude of disguises. A very old fae, he is a mischievous trickster out of sheer boredom, reveling in violence and devilry. He is at least as powerful as the Leanansidhe as she was incapable of detecting who was causing the destruction he wrought, and he later blasted her aside without visible effort.[28] According to her, uncertainty is his only true joy.

In "Wild Card", he kills multiple victims in a manner intended to point to the major enemies of the victims; two young women as if they were killed by a particularly sloppy White Court vampire, a collector of John Marcone's as if killed by a policeman, a Raith family vampire on Marcone's orders. He allows, however, Harry Dresden and Karrin Murphy to piece everything together and organize an uneasy alliance to give him chase. Ultimately, he accepts Dresden's challenge to a game of Texas hold 'em poker and loses; he must leave Chicago alone for a century.[28]

In "Dog Men", Harry Dresden dreams about Puck coming back to Chicago and wreaking havoc on his friends and enemies alike.[29]


LaChaise, Amber[]

In "Ghoul Goblin", Ambre LaChaise is a female ghoul. She is dressed in jeans and a t-shirt, this ghoul has the body of a dark-haired human female and the fangs and talons of a beast of prey, with a strength to match, as she's capable of breaking Harry Dresden's hand with her foot. She disguises herself as a black-haired and green-eyed girl, in which form she is Prescott Tremaine's girlfriend, in which form she is grabbed as a hostage when it is confronted by Tremaine and Dresden. In her natural form, she takes on him and Joseph Talbot when Dresden tries to convince Talbot to let him enter his mansion. She and Dresden engage in a fight, while Talbot heads for his home's panic room, and she stomps on the wizard's hand, breaking it. She flees when Talbot kills himself. She manages to hide her nature, until Tremaine and Dresden catch her flirting with Alex Talbot just before she kills him in her natural form.[30]

In "Dog Men", Carolyn LaChaise gives her full name and calls her as her one of her sisters.[29]

LaChaise, Carolyn[]

In "Dog Men", Carolyn LaChaise is a female ghoul. In her human form, she has black hair and wears a short, low-necked, black dress. Entering Taylor's pub, she hits on Harry Dresden, Mouse's threatening growls notwithstanding, trying to seduce him in a trap. Dresden allows himself to be led out of the pub, before springing a trap on her and her two companions and facing them in a fight. Mouse's help notwithstanding, the fight is brief, and the ghouls manage to slip away.[29]

LaChaise, Carter[]

In Peace Talks, Carter LaChaise is the head of the LaChaise clan. In his human form, he is a grossly overweight, ruddy-faced and burly man who enjoys steak tartare. He speaks with heavy Cajun accent.[31] In the aftermath of Ethniu's attack to the supernatural peace conference in Chicago, he is terrified by the Titanness' power and attempts to leave the peace conference, only to be challenged by John Marcone, who calls him a coward and warns him that his actions will show him for what he actually is.[32]

In Battle Ground, however, he leads his ghouls in the battle against Ethniu.[33]

LaChaise female ghouls[]

In "Dog Men", two female ghouls accompany Carolyn LaChaise in Taylor's pub. In their human form, they both wear a very revealing combination of form-fitting black tank tops and blue pants. One has short blue-black hair; the other is a blonde. They also follow Carolyn LaChaise in Taylor's pub, watching while she hits on Harry Dresden and lures him out of the pub - they find themselves facing him in a fight when he stacks the cards against them; they manage, however, to slip away rapidly. The black-haired one recognizes him as a mage.[29]"

LaChaise, Remy[]

In "Dog Men", this ghoul is disguised as a slender guy with dark hair, working as a custodian at the morgue. Mouse attacks his companion, causing him to change into his ghoul form and flee the scene. Harry Dresden and Bo Gentle give chase, catching up with him and his sisters at the graveyard.[29]

Li Xian[]

In Dead Beat, Li Xian is the name taken up by a ghoul working as Corpsetaker's assistant. He addresses her as My Lord. A security guard at the Field Museum of Natural History tells Henry Rawlins that he and Alicia Nelson were assistants to Dr. Bartlesby, before Dresden discovers that Li Xian is not human.[34]

Later, Li Xian chases Dresden down the alley behind Bock Ordered Books so that Alicia, as the Corpsetaker, can take the location of The Word of Kemmler from Dresden's mind. He wounds Dresden with a shuriken in the calf, and Gard helps Dresden escape before Li Xian eats him.[35] Li Xian is ultimately killed when eaten by the reanimated Sue.[36]

Scions and changelings[]

Big Red[]

In "Curses", Big Red is a male changeling, born of a Tylwyth Teg and a human being. Huge, very heavily muscled, and with arms that could use steel-belted radials as armbands, he works as a bouncer at the Llyn y Fan Fach Tavern and takes umbrage at being called Faerie.[24]

Glau, Lucius[]

In Proven Guilty, Lucius Glau is a jann, or the scion of a djinn and a human, working as a lawyer.[37] A small man, with bulgy and watery eyes, and a large and wide mouth giving him a frog-like face, he has fine black hair, limp and stringy, and worn in a bowl-cut. He wears extra-large, wide-rimmed glasses.[38] He also has teeth in the shape of serrated triangles, like a shark.[39][40] Glau works for Madrigal Raith's father. After the latter was killed, he continues working for his son Madrigal,[37] as his personal advisor and legal counsel.[38] After Madrigal's attempt to sell a kidnapped Harry Dresden on eBay, a fetch in the shape of a Scarecrow, presumably from Crane's movie Harvest rips Glau's head off.[40]



In Skin Game, Demeter is a Greek goddess of harvest, agriculture, the cycle of life and death, and of the sacred law. Hades mentions Hecate as leading Demeter around and around while searching for Persephone, allowing Hades and Persephone to enjoy their honeymoon without Persephone's mother around. It was her wedding gift to them.[41]


Dionysus is the Greek god of wine, revels, ecstatic violence, and madness.

In "Last Call", Meditrina Bassarid states that it is the time for mortals to be reminded of his power.[42]

In Skin Game, it is implied that all the Olympian gods exist in some form, as Hades tells stories of his life confirming their existence.[41]


Hecate is a(n often triple) Greek goddess of crossroads, witchcraft, and herbalism.

In "Welcome to the Jungle", Bob mentions that Hecatean hags guarded her temple, and that she was one of them before going through a rite of ascension.[43]

In Skin Game, Hannah Ascher recognizes two groups of three golden statues in Hades' Vault as representation of the goddess, but Harry Dresden feels they represent the Faerie Queens.[44] Further, Hades mentions Hecate leading Demeter around, as a wedding gift to him and Persephone, so they could enjoy a honeymoon without Demeter's cumbersome presence.[41]


Heracles is a Greek demigod, renowned for his strength and his labours.

In "Fugitive", his strength is mentioned as the key element required for him to be able to defeat the Nemean Lion.[45]


In Skin Game, Persephone is a daughter of Zeus and Demeter, a vegetation goddess and the queen of Underworld. Hades mentions that she married him of her own free will and that her mother Demeter failed to cope, prompting the story of the pomegranate seeds are a fiction to assuage Demeter about the situation. He also states that Hecate led Demeter around, so that Hades and Persephone could enjoy a honeymoon without Demeter's cumbersome presence.[41]

Fallen Angels[]


In Small Favor, Akariel is a Fallen Angel and a member of the Order of the Blackened Denarius. His host was killed in a fight. Harry Dresden describes it as big, black and furry, but couldn't tell much more about it.[46] The coin was picked up by Thomas Raith with gloved hands, and later given to the Knights of the Cross.[47]

Ordiel & Varthiel[]

In Small Favor, are two Fallen Angels. Rosanna mentions them as being down and their coins as recovered.[48]


In Small Favor, Tarsiel is a Fallen Angel ordered by Polonius Lartessa to find and take out Jared Kincaid, during the plot to take the Archive at the Shedd Aquarium. It dies in the action, and his coin was one of the eleven stolen by Thorned Namshiel at Demonreach and presumably given to Tessa.[49]


Ursiel is a Fallen Angel, whose appearance is similar to a grizzly bear with six legs, curling ram's horns around the sides of his head and four eyes, one pair glowing with faint orange light and the other with green light, twin rows of serrated, slime-coated teeth, and had a luminous swirling tattoo on his forehead.[50] In 1849, he took the human Rasmussen as his host, on his way to California.[51]

In Death Masks, Rasmussen is killed in a fight against all three Knights of the Cross, who take Ursiel's coin.[52]

In Skin Game, the Genoskwa accepts Ursiel's coin in Hades' Vault from Nicodemus. However, Harry Dresden is able to defeat him with the help of Goodman Grey, and its coin remains in the Underworld.[53][54]



In Grave Peril, Azorthragal was the demon that Leonid Kravos tried to get as his servant. In Kravos's journal, called Book of Shadows,[55] Kravos had written the exact pronunciation of Azorthragal name for the spell.

Using a ritual spell in the copper Circle in his lab, Dresden attempts to summon Azorthragal, ending up summoning the Nightmare and assuming Azorthragal is the Nightmare. Dresden binds the Nightmare to him so he can't hurt anyone else, forcing it to come after himself only.[56]


Chaunzaggoroth, which Harry Dresden nicknames Chauncy, is a demon from the World Below, the underworld.

Harry Dresden initially states that Chaunzaggoroth never lied to him, though he later states Chauncy did lie by deceiving him about his true nature. It is implied that he serves a being called the Dark Prince. He has chitinous shoulders, crablike pincers, black eyes, a beaklike nose, and a perfect Oxford accent. He is a popular source of information amongst wizards. He put a pair of wire-rim spectacles on his beak before he started to chat with Dresden.[57] Dresden later indicates Chauncy serves the same master as the Denarians, which is Lucifer. [58]

In Fool Moon, Harry Dresden calls Chaunzaggoroth up into his summoning circle in his basement lab to get information on Harley MacFinn, the Northwest Passage Project and James Douglas Harding III. Chaunzaggoroth insists on getting one of Dresden's Names in exchange. And while he's at it, he tries to recruit Dresden to his side of things, insisting that Dresden's inclination more "like his brethren". He says it would give him status to gain a soul of his caliber into their legions. Because Chaunzaggoroth never lied to Dresden, he agrees to the price since he says he has information that could save lives.[57]

He knows three of Dresden's four names: Harry Blackstone Dresden. Before Chaunzaggoroth leaves, he lets drop that he knew Dresden's mother Margaret LeFay but by a different name before her "redemption" and tried to trade more information about her, and the unnatural deaths of her and Dresden's father.[57]


In Storm Front, Kalshazzak is a toad demon summoned by Victor Sells to attack Harry Dresden in his apartment. Dresden is preparing for his date with Susan Rodriguez, and he is in the shower while Susan Rodriguez is in the living room when the demon breaks through the door and pushes past the threshold. It then spits acid at Dresden destroying his furniture.

Dresden and Susan retreat to his basement lab and enclose themselves in the summoning circle there. The demon pursues them, and they escape with the help of a previously brewed escape potion. The demon tracks them down in the street where the potion dropped them. Dresden destroys the demon's physical body by using the power of the storm.[59]

Victor Sells again summons Kalshazzak at the lake house but allows Dresden to learn the demon's name. Dresden frees the demon from Victor's control, allowing it to turn on the warlock.[60]

Other creatures[]


In "Ghoul Goblin", Airavata is a Naga, a creature devoted to maintaining neutrality; she's duty-bound to uphold the Unseelie Accords. She will not interfere in Harry Dresden's attempt to protect the Talbot family, but should their attackers violate the Unseelie Accords, her retribution to him would be swift and lethal. However, she visits him in prison and points him to someone else who can help him.[30]

After the fight that saw the killing of Ambre LaChaise and Griswald, she brings a red rose on Maddie Talbot's tomb, glad that the Talbot line hasn't ended. She also reminds Dresden that immortals do not lack memories just because of their immortality.[30]

In her human form, Airavata appears as a woman of Indian descent, with black hair. She's dressed in a green and red sari.[30]

Bassarid, Meditrina[]

In "Last Call", Meditrina Bassarid is a maenad, who puts a spell on Mac's beer to allow the caster to influence the mind and actions of whoever drinks it, with the ultimate purpose to cause riot at Chicago's United Center stadium. Her magic is non-human, allowing her to use electronic contraptions such as credit cards, and she is adept in arousing lust and violence in both men and women.[42]

Bully Brothers[]

In "B is for Bigfoot", the Bully Brothers, or Troublemaker Twins, are two brothers, scions of an unspecified supernatural parent. Apparently, a few years older than Irwin Pounder, they are predators, which, in human terms, translates as bullies. They are slender, with sandy brown hair and thin faces, and they look to be either fraternal twins, or born very close together. They remind Harry Dresden of juvenile lions learning to hunt together. They single out Irwin Pounder as a target for their aggressive behavior, until the moment he reacts and shows them that some prey can be too much for any predator.[18]


In "Fugitive", Cerberus is Hades' three-headed dog. He can leave the Underworld on business and can arrange for other creatures of the Underworld to do the same.[45]


In Restoration of Faith, Gogoth was a troll guarding a bridge in Chicago. Harry Dresden was tricked by a misbehaving wealthy young girl, Faith Astor, whom he had been employed to find. Gogoth would not let them pass, given his rights to eat bad children, of which Faith was one, and tried to claim the girl as his right. In the ensuing fight, Gogoth was wounded by Dresden, and many little trolls escape from his body after he is slain by Karrin Murphy.[61]

The Grendelkin[]

In "Heorot", the Grendelkin is a descendant of Grendel, one of the monsters from the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf.[62] It is covered head to toe in hair, weighing over a quarter of a ton, with fangs, long black fingernails, and black blood. The Grendelkin is both strong and fast and can use limited veiling magic to sneak up on prey. It eats humans, but also requires them (specifically virgins) to reproduce. Something in mead makes Grendelkin fertile. Once it gets spawn upon a woman the grendelkin baby bursts from the mother, killing her.[62]

McAnally asks Harry Dresden to help Roger Braddock get his newlywed wife, Elizabeth, back after Grendelkin abducts her from Loon Island Pub where a brewing competition is being held. Harry and Gard team up to rescue Elizabeth Braddock since she is hunting Grendelkin. They encounter malks along the way.[62]

Good People[]

In "The Good People", it is a winter unicorn, black, enormous, eyeless, with a chitinous armor, a saw-toothed horn and a set of curling ram’s horns. It draws Molly Carpenter's sleigh.[63]


In "Ghoul Goblin, Griswald is a goblin disguised as a gravedigger, appearing as a late middle-aged man, with gray hair, sharp nails, misaligned teeth and an angry expression.[30]

Griswald stands out in the crowd attending Carl Talbot and Sarah Patterson-Talbot funeral, inasmuch as it triggers Dresden's warning spell and Prescott Tremaine does not recognize him. When confronted by Dresden and Tremaine, he attacks them before grabbing Maddie Talbot as a hostage. He shows a concern for the Talbot family's mourning.[30]

Hagglethorn, Agatha[]

Agatha Hagglethorn lived over a century ago in Chicago. She was married to Benson Hagglethorn and had a daughter with him. Her husband being abusive and beat her, Agatha Hagglethorn was afraid that he would also harm their child, she inadvertently suffocated her, and later killed him with an axe.[64] Her ghost appeared over a hundred years after her death to haunt the nursery of Cook County Hospital.[65]

In Grave Peril, Harry Dresden examined her ghost-corpse and found that she was being tormented by barbed wire wrapped around her flesh beginning at her throat, and down around her torso, and then down one leg. Dresden concluded someone had purposely done that to Hagglethorn and was doing that to the other ghosts also. It was causing her to replay the suffocation of her daughter with the children in the nursery. Her tormentor was the the Nightmare.[66]

Hagglethorn, Benson[]

Benson Hagglethorn was the abusive husband of Agatha Hagglethorn.[64]


In Proven Guilty, Hammerhands is a phobophagic Fetch, in the form of a horror-movie monster with hammers for hands. It comes out an old classic horror film titled: Hammerhands, about a farmer pushed under a train which cuts off his hands, who he gets sledgehammers strapped to his arms in order to hunt down the villains.[67]

Clark Pell shows the movie at Pell's Theater.[67] In this connection, Nelson Lenhardt had been accused of the crime of attacking Clark Pell.[68] According to him, it is the real Hammerhands that had attacked him in the restroom at SplatterCon!!!.[69]

Later, Hammerhands and the other FetchesScarecrow and the Reaper—attack the Carpenter home. In an attempt to escape it, Daniel Carpenter climbs up into the tree house where it can't follow having no hands.[70] Hammerhands reappears at Arctis Tor to fight with Karrin Murphy.[71]

Hugin and Munin[]

Hugin and Munin are Donar Vadderung's office assistants. They appear to be identical twins with short raven-black hair, wearing similarly identical business suits in the exact same shade. They have dark eyes that Harry Dresden describes as "sparkling with intensity and intelligence," pale skin, and features that are remarkable though not necessarily beautiful. Their fingernails are sharp enough to gouge stainless steel.[72] They don't like Dresden much.[73]

In Changes, Harry Dresden sees them outside Vadderung's office at Monoc Securities. Dresden is his usual smart mouth self and Gard cautions him.[72]

In Cold Days, Dresden asked Vadderung where they were. He answers that he left them at the office when he met with Dresden at McAnally's Pub because they don't like the wizard.[73]

Joseph Talbot's cat[]

In "Ghoul Goblin", Joseph Talbot's cat is a white-coated and yellow-eyed domestic cat, surviving his owner's death. It is not impressed by the supernatural side of nature. Harry Dresden picks him up from Joseph Talbot's mansion, after its owner's death. The animal allows itself to be possessed by a nature spirit, channeling the spirit's answers about the Talbot curse.[30]


In Storm Front, Kalshazzak is a toad demon summoned by Victor Sells. The demon arrives at Harry Dresden's apartment while Dresden is preparing for his date with Susan Rodriguez. Dresden is in the shower and Rodriguez in the living room when the demon breaks through the door and pushes past the threshold. It then spits acid at Dresden destroying his furniture. Dresden and Susan retreat to his basement lab and enclose themselves in the summoning circle there. The demon pursues them, and they escape with the help of a previously brewed escape potion. The demon tracks them down in the street where the potion dropped them. Dresden destroys the demon's physical body by using the power of the storm.[59]

Victor Sells again summons Kalshazzak at the lake house but allows Dresden to learn the demon's name. Dresden frees it demon from Victor's control, allowing it to turn on the warlock.[60]

Little Brother[]

Little Brother is Joseph Listens-to-Wind's raccoon. He is a small gray animal, quite young and very vocal.[74]

In Summer Knight he attacks Harry Dresden, offended that the wizard has food he's not willing to share half of a stale candy bar. He then climbs Listens-to-Wind's staff, and perches on his shoulder, commenting on Dresden's manners - he's only mollified when the wizard gives him part of the candy bar.[74]

He reappears in "Dog Men", typically perched on Listens-to-Wind's staff. Having learned from the previous encounter, Dresden offers the raccoon the pickle he'd been about to eat and apologized for not having anything sweeter as the jar of pickles was some of the only food he'd had in the apartment at the time. This earned Dresden a humorous comment from Listens-to-Wind. [75]

Dr. Miyamune[]

In "Day One", Dr. Miyamune is a baku, who has taken the aspect of a human female of Asian descent with incongruous blue eyes. Since she feeds on a number of patients in St. Anthony's Hospital in Chicago. She is confronted by Waldo Butters, who kills her before she causes their death.[76]


In "Welcome to the Jungle", Moe is a big male gorilla, guest the Lincoln Park Zoo. He is suspected to have killed Maurice Sandbourne.

Dr. Reese and Harry Dresden are among the very few who believe Moe is actually innocent, but evidence mounts toward his guilt, including the gorilla being found in Reese's office with the scientist's body. Unbound and excited, he allows Rogers to calm him down and bring him back to his cage. Later, when Rogers is captured by the hag, and Harry is too tired to fight, he releases Moe, who violently tears apart the hag in revenge for its murder of Reese.[43]

My Shadow/Ash[]

[Mouse] does have a bunch of brothers and sisters who wonder how come they haven’t heard from him. ‘You never howl, you never pee on anything….’ And plus, there is…uh, I will just say that the possibility exists that Harry didn’t rescue all of them, and if so, where are the others?Jim Butcher, noting that the evil sorcerer might still have one or more of Brother Wang’s puppies, leaving open a possible future meeting with Mouse’s "evil twin".[77]

In "Zoo Day", My Shadow is one of Mouse's brothers, and the largest. He is a celestial hound, with a fur streaked with broad bands of nearly black coloring and a a vast and dark mane that makes him look threatening. Larger and leaner than Mouse, he has more sharply defined muscle and scars showing through the fur, as marks of a difficult life. My Shadow is a master of working indirectly and behind the scenes. [78]

My Shadow was of the same litter as Mouse, and they were kidnapped from the temple where they were born and kept prisoner until Harry Dresden rescued the litter, minus the largest male and female. My Shadow is attempting to disrupt the bonding between Harry Dresden and his daughter. He does so initially by using a pack of haunts as its paws, but Margaret beats them. When My Shadow tries to do his job personally, Mouse fights him, chasing him away.[78]

In "Fugitive", he's assisting Cowl in freeing the Nemean Lion in escaping Hades and incarnating in a body Cowl calls him Ash.[45]

"Down Town" nature spirit[]

In "Down Town", a nature spirit leads Harry Dresden to an entrance to Underworld.[79]

"Ghoul Goblin" nature spirit[]

In "Ghoul Goblin", a nature spirit refers Harry Dresden to a Naga for information on the Talbot curse.[30]

Nemean lion[]

The Nemean lion has escaped Hades, riding Mister and wreaking havoc in Chicago. Mouse is tasked to catch him before it is too late.[45]

Lord Ordulaka[]

In Changes, Lord Ordulaka is a very large, very powerful-looking and very bold goblin, able to speak his mind to his king. Lord Ordulaka asks the Erlking to pass blood judgement on the Eebs, Harry Dresden and Susan Rodriguez for trespassing in his territory, to which the Erlking refuses, not wanting to cheapen his honor and contravene the laws of hospitality.[80]


According to a Word of Jim, Pyrovax is one of the only two dragons still alive today, the other being Ferrovax.[81]


In Small Favor, Rafael, is an Archangel. Rafael, or one of his lieutenants, is mentioned as having built the wards in the Carpenter home's panic room.[82]


In Changes, Rafforut is a goblin in the Erlking's court. About five feet tall, as slender as a reed, and with a spidery unpleasant voice. He has often been able to be of excellent service. Rafforut suggests that the disagreement between Harry Dresden and the Eebs be settled with a trial of blood.[80]


In Proven Guilty, the Reaper is a Phobophage taking on the appearance of a horror movie monster and attacking a room full of people attending SplatterCon!!!. Invulnerablie, it comes out of the Suburban Slasher movies, to bring death to the wicked, and it injures Rosanna Marcella[83][67] and Miss Becton.[69] At SplatterCon!!!, it is seven feet tall, thick and muscled, wars overalls and a ski mask and holds a long, curved sickle in its right hand,[83] while in its true form at Arctis Tor, it has giant claws under the superimposed image of the Scythe.[71]

At Pell's Theater, Harry Dresden manages to incapacitate it with a blast of kinetic energy, knocking it against the projector and the screen. The Reaper vanishes leaving ectoplasmic slime behind.[83] Later, however, it joins the Scarecrow and Hammerhands in the attack the Carpenter home and abduct Molly Carpenter taking her into the Nevernever.[70] Finally, at Arctis Tor, the Reaper reappears and fights with Thomas Raith. Raith cuts off its claws and slices open its belly with an "X"—green-white fire spilled out.[71]


In Proven Guilty, Siriothrax is mentioned as the dragon killed by Michael Carpenter to rescue his future wife Charity Carpenter. After Molly Carpenter was abducted by a Fetch, sitting in the upper pews of the balcony at Saint Mary of the Angels, Charity Carpenter told Harry Dresden the story of how Michael rescued her from Siriothrax. She had been traded to Siriothrax by Gregor in exchange for power. Charity only remembered being beaten by Gregor when she resisted and chained to an iron post by Siriothrax.[84]

The Sleeper[]

In "Cold Case", the Sleeper is an Old One, a Lovecraftian monster asleep under the waters of the Pacific. It is seriously weakened by the dwindling number of its followers and the resulting lack of faith in it. The Holy Ascension of Our Lord cult attempts to reawaken him with the sacrifice of a number of Miksani children, kidnapped for the purpose.[85]


In Battle Ground, Svangar is a Jotun who fought and survived Thor himself. Harry Dresden and Karrin Murphy fight him while a childcare center is evacuated during the battle with the Fomor. Murphy eventually kills him with a rocket launcher.[86]


In Ghost Story, Sven is a Soldier of Valhalla on guard duty when Waldo Butters takes Harry Dresden's ghost around the Chicago Alliance Headquarters and he merrily jokes around with Butters.[87]

Tear Streaks[]

In "Zoo Day", Tear Streaks is the leader of a pack of haunts harassing Margaret Angelica Dresden in an attempt to feed on her. She is about a year older and a lot bigger than Margaret. While preying on Dresden, she gets a handful of salt thrown in her eyes, getting blinded and causing the other haunts to leave momentarily the children they're possessing. Later, when Maggie vanquishes her fears attracting the haunts, they completely disappear, leaving only children behind.[78]


Toto is a Yorkshire terrier companion to Abby in the Ordo Lebes.

In White Night, he accompanies Abby when she answers the door for Dresden and Murphy at the Ordo meeting.[8]

In Ghost Story, Toto sees Harry Dresden's ghost outside the window of Murphy's home during a meeting of the Chicago Alliance.[88]

Underworld creature[]

In "Fugitive", this creature is fairly human in shape, but smells of dark, damp and slithering things. Dressed in a hooded cape, she emanates calm and power and is very protective of women. She smells partly of snake, partly of human, and is very amused when Mouse sniffs her to get her scent.[45]

Watson, Dana[]

In "Welcome to the Jungle", Dr. Dana Watson, which Harry Dresden nicknames in frustration Dr. Obvious, is a female Hecatean hag, working at the Lincoln Park Zoo.

Dana Watson claims to be on loan from London and is therefore friendlier to Dresden than the close-knit community of the zoo. She discusses with Dresden the credibility of Moe attacking and killing Maurice Sandbourne. After Dresden and Will Rogers are attacked by the big cats, she shows her true colors, threatening them with Roger's death. When Dresden and Rogers are further attacked by a black dog, a fire destroys Watson's office, which Dresden thinks she started to cover her tracks.

Ready to start the ascension rite, she heads to Undertown, where she is joined by her two sisters, and, later on, by Dresden, which engages them in a fight, ultimately interrupting the rite and killing the sisters. Dr. Watson flees and reaches Dr. Reese's office, where she captures Rogers. Dresden frees Moe, who destroys the hag, saving his caretaker.[43]

Wolf people's alpha[]

In "Dog Men", he is grey-haired and yellow-eyed, and the biggest wolf man in the grove. He is seen leaving the Martineaux's home after the disappearance of four people there, and later, he confronts Listens-to-Wind and Harry Dresden, when they reach the heart of his territory. In a second meeting with Dresden, he accepts to join forces with the Biggs and Lytle people in pitched battle against the ghouls.[29]

Incertae sedis[]


In Small Favor, Jake is a janitor who appears to work in the chapel of the hospital Michael Carpenter is in. He comments to Harry Dresden that God or His Archangels often have a wider and more encompassing vision of the world than simple human beings have. When he disappears, he leaves a copy of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Two Towers behind.[89]


Is Joe the janitor at the train station in Small Favor actually just a janitor, or is he, like Uriel, an angel in disguise?
Jim Butcher
No comment.
— 2014 Reddit AMA, on whether Joe is, like Jake, one of Uriel’s personas.[90][89]

In Small Favor, Joe is a janitor who works in the main train station in Chicago. Harry Dresden gets to see him on a regular basis while travelling and working for the Paranet.[91]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "It's My Birthday, Too"
  2. "War Cry"
  3. "Love Hurts"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Bigfoot on Campus"
  5. "Job Placement"
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Jury Duty"
  7. "Wild Card"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 White Night, ch. 6
  9. White Night, ch. 19.
  10. White Night, ch. 31
  11. Aftermath
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Bombshells"
  13. "Even Hand"
  14. 14.0 14.1 Ghost Story, ch. 29
  15. Ghost Story, ch. 33
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 Peace Talks, ch. 2
  17. Peace Talks, ch. 3
  18. 18.0 18.1 "B is for Bigfoot"
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 Storm Front, ch. 5
  20. Summer Knight, ch. 13
  21. Summer Knight, ch. 14
  22. Summer Knight, ch. 17
  23. Cold Days, ch. 9
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 "Curses"
  25. 25.0 25.1 Changes, ch. 38
  26. 26.0 26.1 Peace Talks, ch. 21
  27. A Fistful of Warlocks
  28. 28.0 28.1 "Wild Card"
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 "Dog Men"
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 30.7 "Ghoul Goblin"
  31. Peace Talks, ch. 20
  32. Peace Talks, ch. 30
  33. Battle Ground, ch. 31
  34. Dead Beat, ch. 14
  35. Dead Beat, ch. 17
  36. Dead Beat, ch. 39
  37. 37.0 37.1 Proven Guilty, ch. 29
  38. 38.0 38.1 Proven Guilty, ch. 21
  39. Proven Guilty, ch. 26
  40. 40.0 40.1 Proven Guilty, ch. 28
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 41.3 Skin Game, ch. 41
  42. 42.0 42.1 "Last Call"
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 "Welcome to the Jungle"
  44. Skin Game, ch. 40
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 "Fugitive"
  46. Small Favor, ch. 13
  47. Small Favor, ch. 14
  48. Small Favor, ch. 32
  49. Small Favor, ch. 33
  50. Death Masks, ch. 05
  51. Death Masks, ch. 07
  52. Death Masks, ch. 06
  53. Skin Game, ch. 43
  54. Skin Game, ch. 47
  55. Grave Peril, ch. 22
  56. Grave Peril, ch. 23
  57. 57.0 57.1 57.2 Fool Moon, ch. 11
  58. Death Masks, ch. 21
  59. 59.0 59.1 Storm Front, ch. 13 and 14
  60. 60.0 60.1 Storm Front, ch. 26
  61. "Restoration of Faith"
  62. 62.0 62.1 62.2 "Heorot"
  63. "The Good People"
  64. 64.0 64.1 Grave Peril, ch. 2
  65. Grave Peril, ch. 1–2
  66. Grave Peril, ch. 5
  67. 67.0 67.1 67.2 Proven Guilty, ch. 13
  68. Proven Guilty, ch. 09
  69. 69.0 69.1 Proven Guilty, ch. 17
  70. 70.0 70.1 Proven Guilty, ch. 31
  71. 71.0 71.1 71.2 Proven Guilty, ch. 37
  72. 72.0 72.1 Changes, ch. 21
  73. 73.0 73.1 Cold Days, ch. 21
  74. 74.0 74.1 Summer Knight, ch. 4
  75. "Dog Men"
  76. "Day One"
  77. WoJ on Harry's Family
  78. 78.0 78.1 78.2 "Zoo Day"
  79. "Down Town"
  80. 80.0 80.1 Changes, ch. 36
  81. Wyrd Con 5 Q&A, 1:23:26
  82. Small Favor, ch. 30
  83. 83.0 83.1 83.2 Proven Guilty, ch. 12
  84. Proven Guilty, ch. 32
  85. "Cold Case"
  86. Battle Ground, ch. 21
  87. Ghost Story, ch. 18
  88. Ghost Story, ch. 9
  89. 89.0 89.1 Small Favor, ch. 46
  90. https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/25q3em/i_am_jim_butcher_author_of_the_dresden_files_the/chjmvbb
  91. Small Favor, ch. 22