History Characters / TheWheelOfTimeTaveren

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.
20th Aug '15 1:20:52 AM Syria
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** Unlike many examples, instead of ''wanting'' to be normal, Mat continually insists that [[ImplausibleDeniability he]] ''[[ImplausibleDeniability is]]'' [[ImplausibleDeniability normal]], and is just an ordinary guy caught up in Aes Sedai business and Rand's destiny. Despite the fact that he has supernatural luck, an AntiMagic medallion, the [[spoiler: memories of history's greatest generals, helped invent cannons, is one of the [[BadassNormal best non-magical fighter]] in the series, is married to the most powerful woman in the world]], and is a ''ta'veren''. You sometimes get a sense that he knows he's lying to himself.
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** Unlike many examples, instead of ''wanting'' to be normal, Mat continually insists that [[ImplausibleDeniability he]] ''[[ImplausibleDeniability is]]'' [[ImplausibleDeniability normal]], and is just an ordinary guy caught up in Aes Sedai business and Rand's destiny. Despite the fact that he has supernatural luck, an AntiMagic medallion, the [[spoiler: memories of history's greatest generals, helped invent cannons, is one of the [[BadassNormal best non-magical fighter]] fighters]] in the series, is married to the most powerful woman in the world]], and is a ''ta'veren''. You sometimes get a sense that he knows he's lying to himself.
20th Aug '15 1:19:51 AM Syria
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-->[A] man of many layers? Matrim Cauton made an onion look like an apple!
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-->[A] man of many layers? Matrim Cauton Cauthon made an onion look like an apple!
20th Aug '15 1:01:51 AM Syria
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* DreamWeaver: In Tel'aran'rhiod, he is essentially a [[DreamWalker Dreamer]], which means being able to manipulate dreams through the power of [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve belief or disbelief]]. By the end of Book 14, [[spoiler:he is the most powerful known Dreamer in the world, with Slayer dead and the Aiel wise ones refusing to enter Tel'aran'rhiod in the flesh.]]
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* DreamWeaver: In Tel'aran'rhiod, he is essentially a [[DreamWalker Dreamer]], which means being able to manipulate dreams through the power of [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve belief or disbelief]]. By the end of Book 14, [[spoiler:he is the most powerful known Dreamer in the world, with Slayer dead and the Aiel wise ones Wise Ones refusing to enter Tel'aran'rhiod in the flesh.]]
30th Jun '15 10:14:41 AM WalkerRiley
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* BecauseDestinySaysSo, Mat will have to: 1) give up half the light of the world 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 half]] [[EyepatchofPower the light of the world world]] [[AnArmandaLeg to save the world; world]]; 2) come BackFromTheDead; and 3) marry the Daughter of the Nine Moons.
23rd May '15 10:17:13 AM Gregzilla
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* PhysicalGod: 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 [[spoiler: [[ShrugOfGod very mysterious]] [[EpilepticTrees incident]] with Rand's "impossible pipe" at the end of the series' epilogue.]]
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* PhysicalGod: 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 [[spoiler: [[ShrugOfGod very mysterious]] [[EpilepticTrees incident]] with Rand's "impossible pipe" at the end of the series' epilogue.]]
20th Jan '15 1:36:07 PM Earriorwatcher
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* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler: His father, Janduin, could not get over the loss of his beloved, and went north as a DeathSeeker. He found it.]] As of A Memory Of Light [[spoiler:we can only hope that he found it, as we learn that many of the deathseekers were turned to the shadow]]
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* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler: His father, Janduin, could not get over the loss of his beloved, and went north as a DeathSeeker. He found it.it at his brother-in-law's hands.]] As of A Memory Of Light [[spoiler:we can only hope [[spoiler:it was quite fortunate that he found it, as we learn that many of the deathseekers were turned to the shadow]]
30th Dec '14 7:48:26 PM DoctorDetective
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* TeleportersAndTransporters: As he develops his skills there, he eventually learns how to ''shift'', as he calls it, to various locations around the world, usually in order to [[ScarilyCompetentTracker follow a scent]]. [[spoiler:By the end of Book 14, he also learns how to transfer himself to "the wolf dream", as he calls it, in the flesh with whoever he is holding on to, and then back again, allowing him to also do this in the waking world.]]
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* TeleportersAndTransporters: As he develops his skills there, in ''Tel'aran'rhiod'', he eventually learns how to ''shift'', as he calls it, to various locations around the world, usually in order to [[ScarilyCompetentTracker follow a scent]]. [[spoiler:By the end of Book 14, he also learns how to transfer himself to "the wolf dream", as he calls it, in the flesh with whoever he is holding on to, and then back again, allowing him to also do this in the waking world.]]
30th Dec '14 1:01:54 PM Gregzilla
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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: When he loses his hand in the fight with Semirhage, his biggest concern is that he's going to have to re-learn sword fighting all over again, as he used to fight with both hands on the sword, and using only one hand is a completely different fighting style.
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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: When he loses his hand in the fight with Semirhage, his biggest concern is that he's going to have to re-learn sword fighting all over again, as he used to fight with both hands on the sword, and using only one hand is a completely different fighting style. [[LampshadeHanging Everyone present, including the often-angry Nynaeve, tells him it's perfectly normal to lament his lost hand, despite his refusal to do so.]]
30th Dec '14 12:59:26 PM Gregzilla
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* FakingTheDead: As of the end of Book 14, "his" funeral pyre was actually Moridin's, who died as a result of Rand's wounds due to their {{synchronization}} and a soul swap. He's free to live out his life in the Fourth Age, unable to channel, but seemingly able to use some other kind of magic, in Moridin's body, with his survival only known to his lovers...and Cadsuane and Alivia.
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* FakingTheDead: As of the end of Book 14, "his" [[spoiler:"his" funeral pyre was actually Moridin's, who died as a result of Rand's wounds due to their {{synchronization}} and a soul swap. He's free to live out his life in the Fourth Age, unable to channel, but seemingly able to use some other kind of magic, in Moridin's body, with his survival only known to his lovers...and Cadsuane and Alivia.Alivia]].

* RichesToRags: In the end, he is in Moridin's body, using a bunch of coins and riding a stolen horse bareback in clothes Alivia gave him for when he woke up, going, in the words of the book, "from Dragon Reborn to horsethief". Considering what the [[ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne stress of rule did to him]], as well as the fact that he just had wanted to go WalkingTheEarth to see the world as a normal person, he's more [[EarnYourHappyEnding relieved]] and [[{{Irony}} amused]] than upset. Though the coins Alivia left for him are worth a substantial amount.
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* RichesToRags: In the end, he [[spoiler:he is in Moridin's body, using a bunch of coins and riding a stolen horse bareback in clothes Alivia gave him for when he woke up, going, in the words of the book, "from Dragon Reborn to horsethief". Considering what the [[ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne stress of rule did to him]], as well as the fact that he just had wanted to go WalkingTheEarth to see the world as a normal person, he's more [[EarnYourHappyEnding relieved]] and [[{{Irony}} amused]] than upset. Though the coins Alivia left for him are worth a substantial amount.amount]].

* WalkingTheEarth: This is Rand's immediate plan after [[SealedEvilInACan resealing the Dark One]], in Moridin's body. The series ends on the next page, however, and WordOfGod is firm that there will never be any definitive guide to what comes next, so what exactly happens to Rand in the years ahead is up the reader to decide.
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* WalkingTheEarth: This is Rand's immediate plan after [[SealedEvilInACan [[spoiler:[[SealedEvilInACan resealing the Dark One]], in Moridin's body. The series ends on the next page, however, and WordOfGod is firm that there will never be any definitive guide to what comes next, so what exactly happens to Rand in the years ahead is up the reader to decide.decide]].
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