Michael Joseph Patrick Carpenter is a male human. He was a Knight of the Cross and wielded Amoracchius. He is married to Charity Carpenter and is the father of Molly Carpenter. He first appeared in Grave Peril.
Michael is apparently a descendant of Charlemagne.
After recovering from grave wounds in he receieved in Small Favor, Michael retired as a Knight of the Cross and lives as a carpenter, finally able to live with his family and support them. His home is guarded by several angels in repayment for his services, protecting them from the forces of darkness.
He's currently raising Harry's daughter, Maggie.
In the Series Edit
In Grave Peril, Michael works with Harry to fight troublemakers ghosts and spirits and solve who's behind it to stop them. At the start, they find the ghost of Agatha Hagglethorn killing babies at Cook County Hospital. They follow her into the Nevernever where Michael ends Agatha with his sword, Amoracchius. He and Harry are arrested for disturbing the peace. His wife Charity, who blames it all on Harry, bails him out of jail.
In Death Masks, Michael makes a dramatic entrance while Shiro and Sanya are fight the Denarian, Ursiel. He drops from a fire escape platform ten feet, his silver blade flashing and humming wiht power, beheading the monsterous creature and landing in a crouch on the alley floor—just as it was just about to take a bite out of Harry. Michael ask Harry to get off of the case and leave town.
In Small Favor,
Michael is a devout Catholic and a righteous man, worthy of wielding a Sword of the Cross.
As a Knight of the Cross, Michael wields holy power. For example, in Grave Peril, when Kelly Hamilton, a Red Court vampire, put her hand on him, it almost instantly burst into white flame. And again, when Mavra touched Michael.
Also in Small Favor, he seems to have a degree of endurance, as after suffering his injuries he was still able to outfight a military-trained priest.
He is also able to sense where and when his abilities will be needed, often displaying an uncanny ability to show up at times of crisis. Partly for these reasons, Harry calls him the Fist of God.
He wields the holy blade Amoracchius, the Sword of Love.
- ↑ Grave Peril, ch. 7
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Small Favor, ch. 46
- ↑ Death Masks, ch. 6
- ↑ Grave Peril, ch. 2
- ↑ Grave Peril, ch. 5
- ↑ Grave Peril, ch. 25
- ↑ Grave Peril, ch. 30
- ↑ Proven Guilty, ch. 34