History Characters / TheWheelOfTimeTaveren

17th Jan '17 12:24:17 PM Silverblade2
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* ButtMonkey: His "luck" has more to do with random events favoring him when he desperately needs it than with being fortunate or happy (he is still the luckiest man pertaining fortune, the other facet is just stronger still). If you were to hear described everything that happens to him in the series without luck being mentioned, you wouldn't think he was lucky at all. [[spoiler: Almost as soon as the adventure starts, he catches a HatePlague that nearly kills him on four separate occasions before he's finally cured of it. Then he risks his life to save three young female channelers who use the One Power to treat him terribly when he rescues them. Then he gets hanged and left for dead (possibly even dies) before Rand resuscitates him. As a result of the hanging he gets saddled with thousands of years' worth of unwanted memories of battle, which cause him to become the general of his own army when it's the last thing in the world he wants. Then he has to [[TearJerker kill in self-defense a woman he's slept with when she tries to kill him.]] Then he has to look after two of the three same female channelers from last time, and ends up getting raped by a queen for it. [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale (Others in-universe]] [[UnfortunateImplications think this is]] [[BlackComedyRape very funny.)]] Then he gets caught in the middle of an invasion that leaves him seriously injured and forced to spend more "quality time" with his rapist. ''[[OverlyLongGag Then]]'' [[OverlyLongGag he is]] [[SuperPersistentPredator stalked by an invincible killer,]] [[AccidentalMarriage accidentally gets married,]] and [[EyeScream loses an eye.]]]] And, in general, since this is a WorldOfBadass, his own BadAss qualities are usually unnoticed and unappreciated by his fellow main characters. Additionally, while both he and Perrin get one book off, Perrin's absence is for his honeymoon, while Mat's is because he was hit with a collapsing building.

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* ButtMonkey: His "luck" has more to do with random events favoring him when he desperately needs it than with being fortunate or happy (he is still the luckiest man pertaining fortune, the other facet is just stronger still). If you were to hear described everything that happens to him in the series without luck being mentioned, you wouldn't think he was lucky at all. [[spoiler: Almost as soon as the adventure starts, he catches a HatePlague that nearly kills him on four separate occasions before he's finally cured of it. Then he risks his life to save three young female channelers who use the One Power to treat him terribly when he rescues them. Then he gets hanged and left for dead (possibly even dies) before Rand resuscitates him. As a result of the hanging he gets saddled with thousands of years' worth of unwanted memories of battle, which cause him to become the general of his own army when it's the last thing in the world he wants. Then he has to [[TearJerker kill in self-defense a woman he's slept with when she tries to kill him.]] Then he has to look after two of the three same female channelers from last time, and ends up getting raped by a queen for it. [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale (Others in-universe]] [[UnfortunateImplications think this is]] [[BlackComedyRape very funny.)]] Then he gets caught in the middle of an invasion that leaves him seriously injured and forced to spend more "quality time" with his rapist. ''[[OverlyLongGag Then]]'' [[OverlyLongGag he is]] [[SuperPersistentPredator stalked by an invincible killer,]] [[AccidentalMarriage accidentally gets married,]] and [[EyeScream loses an eye.]]]] And, in general, since this is a WorldOfBadass, his own BadAss badass qualities are usually unnoticed and unappreciated by his fellow main characters. Additionally, while both he and Perrin get one book off, Perrin's absence is for his honeymoon, while Mat's is because he was hit with a collapsing building.
24th Dec '16 10:35:10 AM Stranrep
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* BadassInCharge: The ChosenOne, a leader of all who opposes the Dark One (at least in spirit), the strongest male chaneller of Light, and the MasterSwordsman.



* BroughtDownToBadass: [[spoiler:Perhaps. After he survives the final battle by a FreakyFridayFlip, he is no longer able to channel the One Power or the True Power and (as with both Perrin and Mat) he is no longer ta'veren. Unlike most channelers who are burned out, however, he does not seem to suffer from any withdrawal effects. However, moments after verifying that he can no longer channel, Rand imagines his pipe being lit, and it is. There is no explanation given, and what exactly it means is left intentionally ambiguous.]]

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* BroughtDownToBadass: [[spoiler:Perhaps.[[spoiler: Perhaps. After he survives the final battle by a FreakyFridayFlip, he is no longer able to channel the One Power or the True Power and (as with both Perrin and Mat) he is no longer ta'veren. Unlike most channelers who are burned out, however, he does not seem to suffer from any withdrawal effects. However, moments after verifying that he can no longer channel, Rand imagines his pipe being lit, and it is. There is no explanation given, and what exactly it means is left intentionally ambiguous.]]



* HonorBeforeReason: A lot of the time.

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* HonorBeforeReason: A lot of the time. [[spoiler: After his EpiphanyTherapy, downplayed.]]



* KneelBeforeZod: To the [[spoiler:Salidar Aes Sedai]] at the end of Book Six following the Battle of Dumai's Wells.

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* KneelBeforeZod: To the [[spoiler:Salidar Aes Sedai]] at the end of Book Six following the Battle of Dumai's Wells. They comply.



* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler:In the end of his battle with [[TheAntiGod the Dark One]], he uses so much of the One Power and the True Power that the BigBad is deemed an insignificant ''pest'' by comparison, screaming in futility, and he more ''allows'' it to live rather than having difficulty killing it. This is also one fairly common interpretation of the [[ShrugOfGod very mysterious]] [[EpilepticTrees incident]] with Rand's "impossible pipe" at the end of the series' epilogue.]]

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* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler:In [[spoiler: In the end of his battle with [[TheAntiGod the Dark One]], he uses so much of the One Power and the True Power that the BigBad is deemed an insignificant ''pest'' by comparison, screaming in futility, and he more ''allows'' it to live rather than having difficulty killing it. This is also one fairly common interpretation of the [[ShrugOfGod very mysterious]] [[EpilepticTrees incident]] with Rand's "impossible pipe" at the end of the series' epilogue.]]
22nd Dec '16 7:30:32 AM Morgenthaler
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A troublemaker with a penchant for jokes, women, wine and gambling, Mat was stolen away on Winternight at the same time Rand was. Figuring he was just being swept along on an adventure, Mat had no idea that he too was a ''ta'veren'', almost as important to the Light as Rand is. While he can't channel, Mat has developed an impressive array of BadAss powers and has become a FourStarBadass. He also has more SugarWiki/FunnyMoments to his name than the whole rest of the cast combined.

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A troublemaker with a penchant for jokes, women, wine and gambling, Mat was stolen away on Winternight at the same time Rand was. Figuring he was just being swept along on an adventure, Mat had no idea that he too was a ''ta'veren'', almost as important to the Light as Rand is. While he can't channel, Mat has developed an impressive array of BadAss badass powers and has become a FourStarBadass. He also has more SugarWiki/FunnyMoments to his name than the whole rest of the cast combined.
21st Dec '16 11:54:21 AM Teddroe
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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: At least six, two with Elayne and four with Aviendha.]]
11th Nov '16 5:57:46 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* BecauseDestinySaysSo, Mat will have to: 1) [[HandicappedBadass give up half]] [[EyepatchofPower the light of the world]] [[AnArmandaLeg to save the world]]; 2) come BackFromTheDead; and 3) marry the Daughter of the Nine Moons.

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* BecauseDestinySaysSo, Mat will have to: 1) [[HandicappedBadass give up half]] [[EyepatchofPower [[EyepatchOfPower the light of the world]] [[AnArmandaLeg [[AnArmAndALeg to save the world]]; 2) come BackFromTheDead; and 3) marry the Daughter of the Nine Moons.
9th Aug '16 9:00:34 AM NOYB
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* BatmanGambit: How he [[spoiler: wins and survives the Last Battle. He knows that Callandor - the AmplifierArtifact he needs for the fight - is flawed in that it has no buffer to prevent its wielder from burning himself out from using too much power. Also, it can only be triggered by a male channeler, but two female channelers are needed to direct its powers safely. He ''also'' knows Moridin would try to steal it if given the opportunity...so he does just that. As soon as Moridin nabs the sword, Rand, Moraine, and Nynaeve link their magic with him and use the combined spell to grab Shai'tan and seal it away. Thanks to his PsychicLink with Moridin, he is able to switch bodies, give Moridin the death he'd [[DeathSeeker been seeking]], and [[WalkingTheEarth leaves his life as the Dragon Reborn behind]].]]

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* BatmanGambit: How he [[spoiler: wins and survives the Last Battle. He knows that Callandor - the AmplifierArtifact he needs for the fight - is flawed in that it has no buffer to prevent its wielder from burning himself out from using too much power. Also, it can only be triggered by a male channeler, but two female channelers are needed to direct its powers safely. He ''also'' knows Moridin would try to steal it if given the opportunity...so he does just that. As soon as Moridin nabs the sword, Rand, Moraine, and Nynaeve link their magic channeling with him and use the combined spell weave to grab Shai'tan and seal it away. Thanks to his PsychicLink with Moridin, he is able to switch bodies, give Moridin the death he'd [[DeathSeeker been seeking]], and [[WalkingTheEarth leaves his life as the Dragon Reborn behind]].]]
15th Jul '16 2:03:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHero: The very first sign that he's different from the other members of his PowerTrio is that his tall frame, red hair, and light eyes mark him out from the dark-haired, dark-eyed Two Rivers folk.
8th Jul '16 4:01:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: By Book 13, [[spoiler:Rand is the single most powerful being in the world. He is the strongest channeler, arguably the most skilled channeler as well- along with controlling roughly half the continent the story takes place on. Add to this the fact that he cleansed the Taint from ''saidin'' (giving the Light its only true victory in 3,000 years) and carried enough power to ''unmake reality itself''.]]
** [[spoiler: In Book 13, Rand goes out on the battlefield against enough Trollocs, Fades, Dragkhar, to overrun the Borderlands in a few days, even if ''every'' Borderlander goes to fight against them. '''''[[OneManArmy Alone.]]''''' Not only does he completely [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomp]] every single one of them, but the sheer amount of power he used drove every Darkfriend within a few miles radius completely insane.]]



* OneManArmy: [[spoiler:In ''Towers of Midnight'' he takes on an army of one hundred thousand Shadowspawn in one battle, and wins, using Arrows of Fire, [[TeleFrag Deathgates]], and what is essentially PowerOfTheStorm for over an hour straight.]] See above: {{Badass}}.

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* OneManArmy: [[spoiler:In ''Towers of Midnight'' he takes on an army of one hundred thousand Shadowspawn in one battle, and wins, using Arrows of Fire, [[TeleFrag Deathgates]], and what is essentially PowerOfTheStorm for over an hour straight.]] See above: {{Badass}}.]]



* {{Badass}}: Gains multiple [[TookALevelInBadass levels]] as the series goes on, both in physical skill and [[TheStrategist strategizing]].
8th Jul '16 4:01:09 AM Morgenthaler
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A farm boy from a village so remote that they didn't even know they were technically part of a kingdom, Rand had no idea he was adopted until one fateful Winternight when [[TheUsualAdversaries Trollocs]] attacked his home town. Thereafter he was told by the story's [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan]] that [[BigBad The Dark One]] was trying to find him (or perhaps one of his two friends, Mat Cauthon and Perrin Aybara), and was convinced to flee. This was just the first step in Rand's journey into discovering that he is a male channeler, [[TheChosenOne The Dragon Reborn]], and fated by the Wheel of Time to lead the fight against Shai'tan...

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A farm boy from a village so remote that they didn't even know they were technically part of a kingdom, Rand had no idea he was adopted until one fateful Winternight when [[TheUsualAdversaries Trollocs]] attacked his home town. Thereafter he was told by the story's [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan]] TheMentor that [[BigBad The Dark One]] was trying to find him (or perhaps one of his two friends, Mat Cauthon and Perrin Aybara), and was convinced to flee. This was just the first step in Rand's journey into discovering that he is a male channeler, [[TheChosenOne The Dragon Reborn]], and fated by the Wheel of Time to lead the fight against Shai'tan...



* BecomingTheMask: Perrin hates that axe and wants to get rid of it. His personal [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan]] tells him to throw it away only when he's started to like using it.

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* BecomingTheMask: Perrin hates that axe and wants to get rid of it. His personal [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan]] mentor tells him to throw it away only when he's started to like using it.
10th Oct '15 5:47:50 PM NSlayton5
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** PastLifeMemories: And before meeting the Eelfinn, there are many hints that Mat's GeneticMemory isn't all that generic. Some of his Old Tongue outbursts and memories suggest he was previously a top-ranking Manatheren general, or even a king.
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