Ok, but in all seriousness, why does Jim keep saying “poor Murphy” in all his interviews?? I desperately hope he won’t kill her off any time soon, because IMO she is the absolute heart and soul of the series and if she dies it should only be in the Apocalypse trilogy at the end, in a really awesome way befitting a woman who has stuck by Dresden’s side through thick and thin and suffered more than her fair share on his behalf.
I really can’t over-emphasize how essential Karrin is to my enjoyment of the series. Dresden and Thomas and Butters and Molly are all beyond cool, but Murph is the only one of the main cast who is still a vanilla mortal, and that is so important. When the entire series is about protecting humanity, protecting people who can’t protect themselves, and here’s Murphy fighting freaking Nicodemus in hand-to-hand combat… I just really hope Jim doesn’t underestimate how powerful her story is, and how she keeps the whole series grounded.
I know he probably says stuff like that exactly so he can get this kind of response from suckers like me, but still!!! It’s absolutely terrifying, because when I think about the Dresden Files sans Murphy, it’s as if the series has lost its light. I don’t want Murph to die before the Apocalypse. I don’t want her to die to give Harry motivation. That would be the absolute biggest mistake he could possibly make.
I have faith that he won’t do that, but my faith is tested whenever he says “poor Murphy”. It’s like a physical blow to my heart XD.