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12th Aug '16 9:54:17 PM nombretomado
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* OurElvesAreBetter: The name sounds more like ogre, but he's fantastically long lived, loves nature, and is unusual for leaving the [[HiddenElfVillage ''stedding''.]] They aren't nimble and fast though. Ogier are practically the same as "Baumschrate" in TheDarkEye. Trolls by comparison are the same thing, only for stone instead of earth.

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* OurElvesAreBetter: The name sounds more like ogre, but he's fantastically long lived, loves nature, and is unusual for leaving the [[HiddenElfVillage ''stedding''.]] They aren't nimble and fast though. Ogier are practically the same as "Baumschrate" in TheDarkEye.''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye''. Trolls by comparison are the same thing, only for stone instead of earth.
3rd Jul '16 2:02:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: One of two for Perrin.



A wolf who dies early in the series, he acts as TheObiWan to Perrin in learning the ways of [[DreamLand the "wolf dream"]].

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A wolf who dies early in the series, he acts as TheObiWan the mentor to Perrin in learning the ways of [[DreamLand the "wolf dream"]].



* TheObiWan: A wolf version of this for [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Perrin]].



A traveling gleeman who happens to be in Emond's Field, Thomdril Merrilin gets caught up in the mad flight out of the Two Rivers. While Moiraine fits the "wise mentor" aspect of TheObiWan, Thom has the "old man" side of it. He also has that [[ThemeNaming name that sounds suspiciously like "Merlin"]]. Of course, in true Gandalf fashion, he performs a Save-Yourself-style HeroicSacrifice (practically shouted "Fly, you fools!"), and then comes back later in Book 2, though via careful escape as opposed to reincarnation. He then becomes a peripheral character, eventually becoming trapped with Mat in Ebou Dar.

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A traveling gleeman who happens to be in Emond's Field, Thomdril Merrilin gets caught up in the mad flight out of the Two Rivers. While Moiraine fits the "wise mentor" aspect of TheObiWan, aspect, Thom has the "old man" side of it. He also has that [[ThemeNaming name that sounds suspiciously like "Merlin"]]. Of course, in true Gandalf fashion, he performs a Save-Yourself-style HeroicSacrifice (practically shouted "Fly, you fools!"), and then comes back later in Book 2, though via careful escape as opposed to reincarnation. He then becomes a peripheral character, eventually becoming trapped with Mat in Ebou Dar.
23rd Jun '16 12:53:23 PM captainpat
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* AnimalMotifs: Falcon (see MeaningfulRename). The name suits her temper, majesty and CleopatraNose, and she takes that form while trapped in ''tel'aran'rhiod''.

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* AnimalMotifs: Falcon (see MeaningfulRename). The name suits her temper, majesty and CleopatraNose, nose, and she takes that form while trapped in ''tel'aran'rhiod''.



* CleopatraNose: When Perrin first meets her, he thinks her nose is too big, but changes his mind after falling in love with her. Her nickname means Falcon, so it's fitting that she has something of a beak.
24th May '16 7:18:18 PM Ingonyama
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* AuthorAvatar: Although Moiraine and Lan seem to exemplify Jordan's philosophies the most, and he outright admitted that the library ''ter'angreal'' with a smiling bearded man was meant to be a ShoutOut to himself, as a storyteller Thom stands out as the character most like Jordan, partic. In ''A Memory of Light'', he sits outside the Pit of Doom to defend it while he composes the epic of the Dragon Reborn--one that [[ScheduleSlip takes him forever to write]] because he keeps [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness dithering over the right words]] and the story has [[{{Doorstopper}} grown so great in the telling]]. The most Jordan-like moment of all...

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* AuthorAvatar: Although Moiraine and Lan seem to exemplify Jordan's philosophies the most, and he outright admitted that the library ''ter'angreal'' with a smiling bearded man was meant to be a ShoutOut to himself, as a storyteller Thom stands out as the character most like Jordan, partic. In particularly in his way of shepherding the three ''ta'veren'' (the younger generations), his relationships with the characters, and his literary propensities. The most Jordan-like moment of all occurs in ''A Memory of Light'', when he sits outside the Pit of Doom to defend it while he composes the epic of the Dragon Reborn--one that [[ScheduleSlip takes him forever to write]] because he keeps [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness dithering over the right words]] and the story has [[{{Doorstopper}} grown so great in the telling]]. The most Jordan-like moment telling]].
-->''When people started to [[{{Cliche}} expect you]]--when they started to [[SignatureStyle anticipate your flourishes]], to look for [[ChekhovsGun the ball you had hidden through sleight
of all...hand]], or to [[TheUntwist smile before you reached]] the twist line of your tale--it was time to pack up your cloak, bow once more for good measure, and [[ButNowIMustGo stroll away]]. After all, [[AuthorExistenceFailure that was what they'd least expect you to do when all was going well]].''
10th Jan '16 1:06:44 PM Gregzilla
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* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: Dies along with his wife in the Last Battle.]]
* [[spoiler:ManchurianAgent: He and the other Captains put under Graendal's Compulsion early on in ''A Memory of Light'', causing him to make several tactical errors that result in heavy losses for the forces of Light. He is also the first of the agents to be found, and is arrested by Elayne under suspicion of being TheMole.]]

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* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: Dies KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Dies along with his wife in the Last Battle.]]
* [[spoiler:ManchurianAgent: He ManchurianAgent: [[spoiler:He and the other Captains put under Graendal's Compulsion early on in ''A Memory of Light'', causing him to make several tactical errors that result in heavy losses for the forces of Light. He is also the first of the agents to be found, and is arrested by Elayne under suspicion of being TheMole.]]



* [[spoiler:OfferedTheCrown: When he niece Tenobia dies in the Battle for Tarwin's Gap, he has the best claim for the throne of Saldaea. However, he tells his men to forestall talk about the throne until ''after'' the Last Battle so that there will actually be a Saldaea to protect.]]

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* [[spoiler:OfferedTheCrown: When OfferedTheCrown: [[spoiler:When he niece Tenobia dies in the Battle for Tarwin's Gap, he has the best claim for the throne of Saldaea. However, he tells his men to forestall talk about the throne until ''after'' the Last Battle so that there will actually be a Saldaea to protect.]]



* [[spoiler:SinisterScimitar: The Aelfinn wield these when attacking Mat's group as they try to escape from the Tower of Ghenjei.]]

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* [[spoiler:SinisterScimitar: The SinisterScimitar: [[spoiler:The Aelfinn wield these when attacking Mat's group as they try to escape from the Tower of Ghenjei.]]



** [[spoiler:EmpoweredBadassNormal: Has become Siuan's Warder as of Book 12.]]

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** [[spoiler:EmpoweredBadassNormal: Has EmpoweredBadassNormal: [[spoiler:Has become Siuan's Warder as of Book 12.]]



* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: in Book 14, after Siuan dies, he does the typical "Crazy Orphaned Warder" thing.]]

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* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: in KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:In Book 14, after Siuan dies, he does the typical "Crazy Orphaned Warder" thing.]]



* [[spoiler:ManchurianAgent: He and the other Captains put under Graendal's Compulsion early on in ''A Memory of Light'', causing him to make several tactical errors that result in heavy losses for the forces of Light.]]

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* [[spoiler:ManchurianAgent: He ManchurianAgent: [[spoiler:He and the other Captains put under Graendal's Compulsion early on in ''A Memory of Light'', causing him to make several tactical errors that result in heavy losses for the forces of Light.]]



* [[spoiler:MindlinkMates: With Siuan as of Book 12.]]

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* [[spoiler:MindlinkMates: With MindlinkMates: [[spoiler:With Siuan as of Book 12.]]



* [[spoiler:DeaderThanDead: Killed by Slayer in the wolf dream in Book 13, which effectively strips him from the Pattern.]]

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* [[spoiler:DeaderThanDead: Killed DeaderThanDead: [[spoiler:Killed by Slayer in the wolf dream in Book 13, which effectively strips him from the Pattern.]]



* [[spoiler: MentorOccupationalHazard: Twice.]]

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* [[spoiler: MentorOccupationalHazard: Twice.[[spoiler:Twice.]]



* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim: After spending many books making himself out to be a credible threat, he is killed unceremoniously in Book 12's beginning by Faile's ''Cha Faile'' to wrap up his plotline.]]

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* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim: After DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:After spending many books making himself out to be a credible threat, he is killed unceremoniously in Book 12's beginning by Faile's ''Cha Faile'' to wrap up his plotline.]]



* [[spoiler:MeaningfulRename: In Book 14, upon being raised to the Seanchan Blood and named "Doomseer" for her skills, Tuon also renames her "Darbinda". However, this only is said amongst the Seanchan.]]

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* [[spoiler:MeaningfulRename: In MeaningfulRename: [[spoiler:In Book 14, upon being raised to the Seanchan Blood and named "Doomseer" for her skills, Tuon also renames her "Darbinda". However, this only is said amongst the Seanchan.]]



* [[spoiler:ActuallyIAmHim: As revealed in Book 13, and suspected by the fandom for some time prior, he is in fact Jain Farstrider. He gives his true name to Mat before his RedemptionEqualsDeath.]]
* [[spoiler:AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: His heroics in the Third Age allow him to ascend to the Heroes of the Horn posthumously.]]

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* [[spoiler:ActuallyIAmHim: As ActuallyIAmHim: [[spoiler:As revealed in Book 13, and suspected by the fandom for some time prior, he is in fact Jain Farstrider. He gives his true name to Mat before his RedemptionEqualsDeath.]]
* [[spoiler:AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: His heroics in the Third Age allow him to ascend to the Heroes of the Horn posthumously.]]



* [[spoiler:FamedInStory: Due to [[FictionalDocument his book]], ''The Travels of Jain Farstrider''. Given [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence what happens to him later]], this appears to have been accentuated for later Ages.]]
* [[spoiler:FamousLastWords: “If you ever meet a Malkieri, you tell him Jain Farstrider died clean.”]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Charges the Aelfinn with explosives to give Mat and Thom more time to escape with Moiraine.]]
** [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath: He had previously been Compelled by both Ishamael and Graendal.]]
** [[spoiler:SenselessSacrifice: He sacrifices himself to help Mat and the others get back to the room with the portal, but it turns out Mat had the means to escape the labyrinth the whole time.]]

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* [[spoiler:FamedInStory: Due FamedInStory: [[spoiler:Due to [[FictionalDocument his book]], ''The Travels of Jain Farstrider''. Given [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence what happens to him later]], this appears to have been accentuated for later Ages.]]
* [[spoiler:FamousLastWords: “If FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:“If you ever meet a Malkieri, you tell him Jain Farstrider died clean.”]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Charges HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Charges the Aelfinn with explosives to give Mat and Thom more time to escape with Moiraine.]]
** [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath: He RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:He had previously been Compelled by both Ishamael and Graendal.]]
** [[spoiler:SenselessSacrifice: He SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler:He sacrifices himself to help Mat and the others get back to the room with the portal, but it turns out Mat had the means to escape the labyrinth the whole time.]]



* [[spoiler:YouShallNotPass: Unfortunately, they did.]]

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* [[spoiler:YouShallNotPass: Unfortunately, YouShallNotPass: [[spoiler:Unfortunately, they did.]]



* [[spoiler:SpannerInTheWorks: ''Everyone'' assumed Mat was the Hornsounder, including Mat himself and Birgitte. Olver's use of the Horn gave the forces of Light enough momentum to turn The Last Battle around.]]

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* [[spoiler:SpannerInTheWorks: ''Everyone'' SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:''Everyone'' assumed Mat was the Hornsounder, including Mat himself and Birgitte. Olver's use of the Horn gave the forces of Light enough momentum to turn The Last Battle around.]]



* [[spoiler: YouAreNotAlone: It looks like he's about to die alone at the claws of the Trollocs, but Noal Charin - one the heroes Olver had just summoned - comes back specifically to save him.]]

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* [[spoiler: YouAreNotAlone: It [[spoiler:It looks like he's about to die alone at the claws of the Trollocs, but Noal Charin - one the heroes Olver had just summoned - comes back specifically to save him.]]



* [[spoiler:ManchurianAgent: He and the other Captains are put under Graendal's Compulsion early on in ''A Memory of Light'', causing him to make several tactical errors that result in heavy losses for the forces of Light. Unlike the others, he manages to resist it long enough for Elyas to kidnap him and have someone else take command.]]

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* [[spoiler:ManchurianAgent: He ManchurianAgent: [[spoiler:He and the other Captains are put under Graendal's Compulsion early on in ''A Memory of Light'', causing him to make several tactical errors that result in heavy losses for the forces of Light. Unlike the others, he manages to resist it long enough for Elyas to kidnap him and have someone else take command.]]



* [[spoiler:OfferedTheCrown: After The Last Battle, the Aes Sedai promptly ask him to rule Arad Doman, repeatedly and incessantly.]]

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* [[spoiler:OfferedTheCrown: After OfferedTheCrown: [[spoiler:After The Last Battle, the Aes Sedai promptly ask him to rule Arad Doman, repeatedly and incessantly.]]



* [[spoiler:SlasherSmile: He is revealed to have one when he smiles during the final legs of the Last Battle.]]

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* [[spoiler:SlasherSmile: He SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:He is revealed to have one when he smiles during the final legs of the Last Battle.]]
17th Nov '15 1:42:23 PM surgoshan
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* RunawayFiance: This is the other reason Loial left home: to escape his ArrangedMarriage. When he finally meets his betrothed, they go head-over-heels for each other.

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* RunawayFiance: This is the other reason Loial left home: to escape his the ''possibility'' of an ArrangedMarriage. When he finally meets his betrothed, they go head-over-heels for each other.
17th Nov '15 1:35:26 PM surgoshan
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* DaddysGirl: To Faile. Perrin, the dimwit, is blissfully unaware of this, not realizing that Faile is ''far'' too much like her mother for the two ever to get along. Except like cats in a sack.


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* PapaWolf: On learning that his wayward daughter has gone and gotten hitched to some backwoods blacksmith, the first thing he does is sit the boy down for a good old-fashioned TwerpSweating. He very quickly comes to approve of Perrin, though. "We need some new blood".
17th Nov '15 1:31:26 PM surgoshan
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* WellDoneSonGuy: Somewhat to the mystification of the Two Rivers folk, the Aiel ''really'' take a liking to Berelain. Being the intelligent, hard-working, determined ruler of a land constantly under threat of conquest and ''never'' giving up is probably part of it. By the sixth book, Rhuarc and the Wise Ones have very nearly adopted her, and she ''really'' values her father-daughter relationhip with Rhuarc.
15th Nov '15 1:48:36 PM Earriorwatcher
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** [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath: His FamousLastWords imply he did bad things.]]

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** [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath: His FamousLastWords imply he did bad things.He had previously been Compelled by both Ishamael and Graendal.]]
15th Nov '15 1:46:59 PM Earriorwatcher
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* TheCorruptible: He gets a vision of "the Dragon Reborn" (implied to be [[spoiler:Moridin]]) who tells him to [[spoiler:kill Perrin]], leading to the death of [[spoiler:Aram]] in Book 11 by TheCorrupter by proxy.

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* TheCorruptible: He gets a vision of "the Dragon Reborn" (implied to be [[spoiler:Moridin]]) [[spoiler:Graendal, Moghedien, Cyndane, or Mesaana]]) who tells him to [[spoiler:kill Perrin]], leading to the death of [[spoiler:Aram]] in Book 11 by TheCorrupter by proxy.
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