fionwe1987 Posted July 30, 2020 Share Posted July 30, 2020 On 7/27/2020 at 8:49 PM, C.T. Phipps said: I actually think you're 100% wrong is why I brought it up. Mab is at least 1000+ Years old and far more powerful than the White Council. Ethniu is at least 2000+ years old and thus far more powerful than Mab. The White Council is about 200+ or so and thus far more powerful than Harry. So what am I missing? Molly is younger than Harry. Younger than Carlos. Yet she's clearly more powerful than them. I think that's kind of the point being made. Same for Lily, who certainly seemed more than capable of ending Dresden in a flash if she focused on the task. That said, it's pretty clear from this book that Molly the Winter Lady isn't just Molly with more power. She's literally is melded in with the Winter Lady's mantle, and that seems to transform her spiritually. And if Mab is any indication, she literally cannot be killed, except under specific circumstances, in specific places. In fact, didn't Dresden say killing Maeve was a meaningless task, before Bob revealed the whole Halloween exception to immortality? To me I think "age" in human terms is a proxy for spiritual heft. The older you get, the more your soul gets "denser", I'd say. And the examples of humans who jump up in power despite their age are all ones who absorbed that heft in other ways, but those ways also have vulnerabilities. In that sense, I think Molly and Mab aren't great examples. The best example is Ivy, who is significantly younger than most characters, yet Dresden is pretty clear, and there's evidence to support, that she is a level above even the Summer and Winter Ladies, and may well be on par with the Queens. And we know her power is a kind of inherited mantle, too. It's a construct like Bob, only infinitely vaster in scale, residing inside a human. Seems pretty clear that makes her spiritually a lot heftier than even human wizards who have lived a few centuries. But none of this explains Luccio. Her reduction in power makes no sense. If the Corpsetaker can jump body to body and keep her powers intact, why can't Luccio? Either it's a major plot hole, or we're going to see her realize she's holding herself back by her discomfort with her body, and she eventually "levels up" to her near-Senior Council level strength. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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