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Martin is a member of the Fellowship of Saint Giles. He first appears in Death Masks

DescriptionEdit

Martin is one of Susan Rodriguez's fellow members of the Fellowship. He is described roughly as being "unmemorable, neither appealing nor ugly."[1] He is good at making distractions.[2]

Martin is maybe 5'9" tall, with hair and eyes of an ambiguous medium brown, an unremarkable face. He wore jeans and a brown jacket and tennis shoes. He didn't look strong, craven, smart or anything else.[1]

BiographyEdit

Martin spent fifty years with the Red Court[3] before joining the Fellowship of Saint Giles hundred and fifty years earlier.[4] He was one of the Red Court's priests and a supposedly undercover spy in the Fellowship for the Red King. Initially, he was intensely loyal to the Red Court, but after spending years among people who had suffered under his master's boot, he turned against them (while keeping up the charade). Martin proved that he will stop at nothing to destroy the Red Court as evidenced by his actions in Changes. His goal was worth any innocent life he took, and any misery he caused, making him much like the Red Court he so despised.[3]

In the seriesEdit

Death MasksEdit

Main article: Death Masks

In Death Masks, Susan Rodriguez returned presumably for one last job with the Midwestern Arcane before she moved from Chicago permanently. Martin came along and is introduced to Harry Dresden.[1] Harry mis-assumed that Susan intended to dump him for Martin, but she corrected him saying that she doesn't kiss Martin at all. He's a co-worker who is helping her move.[5]

Martin assists Harry and Susan as back-up in tracking the Shroud of Turin at the Chicago[6] gala held at the Marriott Downtown Chicago Hotel. Martin created a distraction so that Harry and Susan can bypass John Marcone's security.[2] Martin took Susan—her tattoo markings showing from the fight with the Denarians—away from the Marriott after one of the Denarians captured Harry and the Shroud.[7] After Susan helped Harry get away from the Denarians, Martin was the getaway driver.[8] Susan recounted what happened after Martin left the Marriott with her: he put a gun to her face when she was being irrational about going back for Harry. Then she convinced him to take her to Michael's where Shiro Yoshimo agreed to help get Harry.[9]

After the Duel, Thomas Raith opened a pen and spoke into it, saying: "Clear." Then Martin quickly walked down the an aisle at Wrigley Field carrying a military rifle. Martin then shot Paolo Ortega just as Paolo was about to cheat the duel and shoot Harry with a gun hidden under his flesh mask. Martin admitted that their real reason for being there was to stop Ortega from killing Harry. The Fellowship was certain that the only reason Ortega wanted the duel was to bring The War to a close in order to replenish and re-start it when they are stronger and assured that they could wipe out the entire White Council. Martin vows to take care of Susan who was injured in the fight with the vampires after the duel.[10] At the end, Harry called Susan, but Martin had taken her away before she regained consciousnes.[11]

ChangesEdit

Main article: Changes

In Changes, Martin accompanied Susan Rodriguez to Chicago on mission to find Margaret Angelica Dresden, and to discover the Reds' plan and stop them. Harry closes the door on Martin keeping him outside while he and Susan talk.[12] Harry was angry at how Martin used him at the duel with Paolo Ortega to ensure The War continued. Martin and Susan break into Harry’s office building to gain files on Arriana’s location and intentions.[4] Harry stops a six-vampire team sneak attack on Susan and Martin, one escapes. The building is wired to explode and they retreat quickly.[13] Martin showed Harry the list of objects categorized a “metacapacitors”—ritual gear, according to Harry—shipped from Nevada three hours after Maggie was taken.[14]

The Leanansidhe sealed Martin and Susan in giant green cocoons in Harry Dresden's apartment. Lea had put his predator spirit asleep.[15] Once awake, Martin, Harry and Susan make plans to raid the Red's storage facility in Nevada.[16] Martin told Harry how Susan had to put all the pieces together of the Mendozas who she loved like a family to look for Maggie's body, even through her blood thirst. Martin warns Harry to lay off emotions.[17]

Martin, Harry and Susan took a Way, emerging on a mountain side, at the Red Court security facility. A floating potion lands them down by the facility, then they break in while Martin covers the door. Harry found Mayan garb which told them Maggie is in Mexico.[17] Later, Martin and Susan tell Harry about the Eebs, Red Court field operatives; they're the ones who have been tailing them. Harry told them that Maggie will be in Chichén Itzá. Susan got so excited that she nearly lost control and crossed the line while kissing Harry, her red markings showing bright red and her eyes black. Martin took her out in the sun for a walk to normalize.[18]

Outside FBI HQ where Susan is being held, Martin approached the car in disguise. He told Harry the Red King's inner circle arrive at Chichén Itzá around midnight. Martin's supicious of how Harry suddenly knows how to get places they need to get to.[19]

At St. Mary's of the Angels, Martin and Harry discuss security, best approach, numbers, class ranks and escape. Sanya thinks Martin's so dour he should be cast as Gimli.[20] They took the Ways to get there, then the Leanansidhe turned them all into dogs to cover the distance. The whole plan dies when they are discovered outside the ancient city.[21]

Battle breaks out after the duel, Martin warns Harry of a spell the Red King and the Lords of Outer Night are working, then Lea sends up a signal and the Grey Council appears.[22] They fend off the Reds while Martin, Harry, Murphy, Thomas and Sanya forged through hundreds of enemies to get to the temple in time to save Maggie.[23]

Harry made it in the Temple of Kukulkan and was frozen by the Red King and his Lords of Outer Night. Martin snuck in, unveiled Susan and held a knife to her throat, making her drop Amoracchius. It is revealed that Martin has been a double agent for the Red King for a century and a half in efforts to destroy the Fellowship to gain ascension within the Court. Martin claimed that by his orders the Fellowship was being destroyed at that very moment. Martin revealed that the reason Arianna targeted Maggie is that she is the great granddaughter of Ebenezar McCoy, the man who killed her husband. And he admitted that he told the Reds about Maggie, which motivated Susan to go for his throat, draining him. As Martin was dying, he soulgazed Harry revealing that he mourns the loss of his humanity. While he was with the Fellowship he saw all the cruelty and atrocities and became determined to bring the Red Court down. His plan included having Harry there so that he could proceed with the destruction. Martin died. Susan became the youngest vampire in the entire court—as was his plan—so that she could be sacrificed in Maggie's place killing them all under their own Bloodline Curse. With his and Susan's sacrifices, the Red Court died with them.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Death Masks, ch. 4
  2. 2.0 2.1 Death Masks, ch. 19
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Changes, ch. 48
  4. 4.0 4.1 Changes, ch. 3
  5. Changes, ch. 14
  6. Death Masks, ch. 16
  7. Death Masks, ch. 20
  8. Death Masks, ch. 23
  9. Death Masks, ch. 26
  10. Death Masks, ch. 30
  11. Death Masks, ch. 33
  12. Changes, ch. 2
  13. Changes, ch. 4
  14. Changes, ch. 9
  15. Changes, ch. 14 and 15
  16. Changes, ch. 16
  17. 17.0 17.1 Changes, ch. 17
  18. Changes, ch. 22
  19. Changes, ch. 34
  20. Changes, ch. 39
  21. Changes, ch. 41-42
  22. Changes, ch. 46
  23. Changes, ch. 47

See alsoEdit

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