History Characters / TheWheelOfTimeTheBlackTower

1st Jul '16 12:12:59 AM Euodiachloris
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* WeakButSkilled: There is no one deadlier with Gateways than him, but he is the absolute weakest user of ''saidin'' in the Black Tower.

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* WeakButSkilled: There is no one ''no one'' deadlier with Gateways than him, but he is the absolute weakest user of ''saidin'' in the Black Tower.Tower. It's because he can't call upon much else that he's found ways of using them (both mundane and frightening) nobody else even suspected were possible. Including Forsaken.
1st Jul '16 12:04:29 AM Euodiachloris
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* MundaneUtility: He often uses mini-gateways for mundane tasks. He summons a tiny gateway between his fingers that connects directly to his piled stash of tea leaves: the leaves fall through the gateaway and directly into a tea cup. This is as close as the series gets to summoning food via the Power.

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* MundaneUtility: He often uses mini-gateways for mundane tasks. Don't have the best tools with you when impromptu leatherwork needs doing, but need to cut something exactly? Mini-gateway! He also summons a tiny gateway between his fingers that connects directly to his piled stash of tea leaves: the leaves fall through the gateaway and directly into a tea cup. This is as close as the series gets to summoning food via the Power.
10th Jan '16 12:25:37 PM Gregzilla
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* [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy: An unknown number of them were turned to a forced FaceHeelTurn by Taim by using the "thirteen channelers through thirteen Myrdraal" trick.]]

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* [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy: An BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:An unknown number of them were turned to a forced FaceHeelTurn by Taim by using the "thirteen channelers through thirteen Myrdraal" trick.]]



** [[spoiler: IAmNotAGun: Rand's last order to the Asha'man is to think of themselves not as weapons, but as men.]]

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** [[spoiler: IAmNotAGun: Rand's [[spoiler:Rand's last order to the Asha'man is to think of themselves not as weapons, but as men.]]



* [[spoiler:AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: He is officially named M'Hael by the Dark One in the prologue for Book 14, and joins the ranks of the Forsaken.]]

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* [[spoiler:AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: He AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: [[spoiler:He is officially named M'Hael by the Dark One in the prologue for Book 14, and joins the ranks of the Forsaken.]]



* [[spoiler: TheDragon: Spends most of the Last Battle acting as this for Demandred]].
* [[spoiler:EleventhHourRanger: The Dark One names him a member of the Chosen in the prologue to Book 14, with the Last Battle imminent, for his [[TheCorrupter services]] with regards to [[BrainwashedAndCrazy the Black Tower]].]]

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* [[spoiler: TheDragon: Spends [[spoiler:Spends most of the Last Battle acting as this for Demandred]].
* [[spoiler:EleventhHourRanger: The EleventhHourRanger: [[spoiler:The Dark One names him a member of the Chosen in the prologue to Book 14, with the Last Battle imminent, for his [[TheCorrupter services]] with regards to [[BrainwashedAndCrazy the Black Tower]].]]



* MeaningfulRename: [[spoiler: Originally, M'Hael was just his title. After he became a Forsaken, it became his name]].

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* MeaningfulRename: [[spoiler: Originally, [[spoiler:Originally, M'Hael was just his title. After he became a Forsaken, it became his name]]. name.]]



* [[spoiler: TheMole: For the Shadow. He was so good at it he got promoted to the Forsaken]].

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* [[spoiler: TheMole: For [[spoiler:For the Shadow. He was so good at it he got promoted to the Forsaken]]. Forsaken.]]



* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: [[AllThereInTheManual According to the companion]], rape is the only crime that Taim [[EvenEvilHasStandards despises utterly]]. Taim goes out of his way to kill rapists. [[NightmareFuel Slowly]].
* TheResenter: Fulfills exactly the same role towards Rand that Demandred did towards Lews Therin Telamon

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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: [[AllThereInTheManual According to the companion]], rape is the only crime that Taim [[EvenEvilHasStandards despises utterly]]. Taim goes out of his way to kill rapists. [[NightmareFuel Slowly]].
Slowly.]]
* TheResenter: Fulfills exactly the same role towards Rand that Demandred did towards Lews Therin TelamonTelamon. [[spoiler:Ironically, Demandred himself ended up as his mentor.]]



* [[spoiler:TakenForGranite: Turned to crystal by Egwene during the Last Battle]].

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* [[spoiler:TakenForGranite: Turned TakenForGranite: [[spoiler:Turned to crystal by Egwene during the Last Battle]]. Battle by her anti-balefire "Flame of Tar Valon" weave.]]



* [[spoiler:BrainwashResidue: He didn't actually get Turned to the Shadow, but he came away with some serious [=PTSD=].]]

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* [[spoiler:BrainwashResidue: He BrainwashResidue: [[spoiler:He didn't actually get Turned to the Shadow, but he came away with some serious [=PTSD=].]]



* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler: Resists being Turned to the Shadow through sheer force of will, though it was explicitly noted that he wouldn't be able to last much longer.]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: Was the last False Dragon to be gentled by the White Tower.
** [[spoiler: Almost suffered the fate of being Turned to the Shadow.]]

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* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler: Resists [[spoiler:Resists being Turned to the Shadow through sheer force of will, though it was explicitly noted that he wouldn't be able to last much longer.]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: FateWorseThanDeath:
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Was the last False Dragon to be gentled by the White Tower.
** [[spoiler: Almost [[spoiler:Almost suffered the fate of being Turned to the Shadow.]]



** [[spoiler:NotSoStoic: Shows true joy to Perrin after finding out about the cleansing of ''saidin'', since he isn't doomed to go mad and die anymore and can be with his family again. He also freaks out when he unleashes [[HoistByHisOwnPetard the curse of Hinderstap]] on the Dreadlords in Book 14 without being told about it by Mat.]]

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** [[spoiler:NotSoStoic: Shows NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:Shows true joy to Perrin after finding out about the cleansing of ''saidin'', since he isn't doomed to go mad and die anymore and can be with his family again. He also freaks out when he unleashes [[HoistByHisOwnPetard the curse of Hinderstap]] on the Dreadlords in Book 14 without being told about it by Mat.]]



* [[spoiler:AnArmAndALeg: Type 3. His left arm is burned off in battle in Book 14.]]

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* [[spoiler:AnArmAndALeg: Type AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Type 3. His left arm is burned off in battle in Book 14.]]



* [[spoiler:BattleCouple: With Pevara during the Last Battle due to their growing affection over the course of Book 14.]]

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* [[spoiler:BattleCouple: With BattleCouple: [[spoiler:With Pevara during the Last Battle due to their growing affection over the course of Book 14.]]



* [[spoiler: ImpersonationGambit: How he obtains the Dark One's Seals.]]

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* [[spoiler: ImpersonationGambit: How [[spoiler:How he obtains the Dark One's Seals.]]



* [[spoiler:PsychicLink: In Book 14, he and Pevara bond ''each other'' as Warders, resulting in a far closer bond than other Warders, to the point of being able to have telepathic communication.]]
** [[spoiler:MindlinkMates: They grow to have some degree of love for one another over the course of Book 14.]]

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* [[spoiler:PsychicLink: In PsychicLink: [[spoiler:In Book 14, he and Pevara bond ''each other'' as Warders, resulting in a far closer bond than other Warders, to the point of being able to have telepathic communication.]]
** [[spoiler:MindlinkMates: They MindlinkMates: [[spoiler:They grow to have some degree of love for one another over the course of Book 14.]]
15th Nov '15 1:45:58 PM Earriorwatcher
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* UnderestimatingBadassery: Despite the mockery directed at him, he is somehow able to survive the "additions" that had been made to the wards Rand set around ''Callandor'' when he was sent to fetch it.[[note]]It's never made clear if Rand added them himself, then forgot because of the taint and the Lews Therin voice (or simply made himself conveniently forget because he didn't trust any of the Asha'man) or if one of the Forsaken later added them for just such an eventuality.[[/note]] The fact that a line of prophecy in the Karaethon Cycle even implies that his having drawn ''Callandor'' gives him a special destiny ("who draws it out shall follow after") also suggests there is more to him than it seems on the surface.

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* UnderestimatingBadassery: Despite the mockery directed at him, he is somehow able to survive the "additions" that had been made to the wards Rand set around ''Callandor'' when he was sent to fetch it.[[note]]It's never made clear if Rand added them himself, then forgot because of the taint and the Lews Therin voice (or simply made himself conveniently forget because he didn't trust any of the Asha'man) or if one of the Forsaken later added them for just such an eventuality.[[/note]] The fact that a line of prophecy in the Karaethon Cycle even implies that his having drawn ''Callandor'' gives him a special destiny ("who draws it out shall follow after") also suggests there is more to him than it seems on the surface. Eventually, [[spoiler:he heals Lan of the injuries Lan sustained fighting Demandred.]]
19th Oct '15 4:26:06 PM NSlayton5
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19th Oct '15 2:05:22 AM NSlayton5
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* BroughtDownToBadass: They're trained to invoke this, should they be cut off from the One Power by shielding or forkroot. Rand brought in a veteran Andoran soldier and an Aiel warrior to train them in sword fighting and martial arts.


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* CustomUniform: Taim foregoes the ranking pins and standard black coat of the Asha'man, instead wearing a black coat with blue and gold dragons on the arm, a kind of inverse of Rand's natural dragon brands.


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** [[spoiler: Also, his mutual hatred with Logain is built up so much that a fight between the two False Dragons is expected. Instead, Logain fights Demandred in the Last Battle, while Taim faces off with his White Tower counterpart Egwene.]]


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* NumberTwo: To Rand, among the male channelers. Technically Taim is the leader of the Asha'man, but Logain's the one actually working with Rand. He's also equal to Taim in the Power and just behind Rand. [[spoiler: It's fitting that he's the channeler who fights a sa'angrael and circle-enhanced Demandred in the Last Battle, as both men are/were the Number Twos to Rand/Lews Therin in their respective Ages.]]


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* RedHerring: [[spoiler: His mutual hatred with Taim is built up so much that a fight between the False Dragons is expected. But instead Taim fights his counterpart Egwene and dies, while Logain fights the more powerful Demandred and despite losing, survives.]]
9th Oct '15 10:16:39 AM ZachValkyrie
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* AFatherToHisMen: [[ImpliedTrope Implied]]. In contrast to Rand who founded the Black Tower and then left it to its own devices, and Taim who is a [[DrillSergeantNasty brutal disciplinarian]] [[spoiler:[[TheStarscream (and also evil)]]]] Logain clearly has the interests of his fellow Asha'man in mind, and they respect him greatly for it.

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* AFatherToHisMen: [[ImpliedTrope Implied]]. In contrast to Rand who founded the Black Tower and then left it to its own devices, and Taim who is a [[DrillSergeantNasty brutal disciplinarian]] [[spoiler:[[TheStarscream (and also evil)]]]] Logain clearly has the [[TheMenFirst interests of his fellow Asha'man Asha'man]] in mind, and they [[UndyingLoyalty respect him greatly for it.it]].
29th Aug '15 2:48:41 PM ZachValkyrie
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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: [[AllThereInTheManual According to the companion]], rape is the only crime that Taim [[EvenEvilHasStandards despises utterly]]. Taim goes out of his way to kill rapists. [[NightmareFuel Slowly]].
3rd Mar '15 8:00:19 PM ZachValkyrie
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* AFatherToHisMen: [[ImpliedTrope Implied]]. In contrast to Rand who founded the Black Tower and then left it to its own devices, and Taim who is a [[DrillSergeantNasty brutal disciplinarian]] [[spoiler:[[TheStarscream (and also evil)]]]] Logain clearly has the interests of his fellow Asha'man in mind, and they respect him greatly for it. [[FridgeBrilliance Possibly because his title was revoked, and his estate seized after he proclaimed himself the dragon reborn.]]

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* AFatherToHisMen: [[ImpliedTrope Implied]]. In contrast to Rand who founded the Black Tower and then left it to its own devices, and Taim who is a [[DrillSergeantNasty brutal disciplinarian]] [[spoiler:[[TheStarscream (and also evil)]]]] Logain clearly has the interests of his fellow Asha'man in mind, and they respect him greatly for it. [[FridgeBrilliance Possibly because his title was revoked, and his estate seized after he proclaimed himself the dragon reborn.]]
1st Mar '15 10:34:50 PM ZachValkyrie
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* InformedAttribute: His rivalry with Taim, despite being one of the focal points of the Black Tower story, happens entirely offscreen. Logain and Taim share only ONE scene together in the entire series [[spoiler:and by that point, [[TheStarscream Taim's true loyalties]] have been laid bare.]]
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