Re: Transphasic shields in the novels
I really think they only reason they even used in Endgame was because it "looked cool", and once you lose the visual aspect, it really serves no purpose that couldn't be covered by regular shields.
Over the course of many encounters and many years, I have successfully developed a standard operating procedure for dealing with big, nasty monsters. Run away. Me and Monty Python.
Harry Dresden - Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6)