History Characters / TheWheelOfTimeTheBlackTower

3rd Jan '18 9:08:12 AM Eagal
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** IAmNotAGun: [[spoiler:Rand's last order to the Asha'man is to think of themselves not as weapons, but as men.]]

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



A "False Dragon", Taim once declared himself the Dragon Reborn as a publicity stunt. Obviously, he's not, but that didn't stop the chaos. Unlike most False Dragons, Taim can actually channel (and very strongly too), and escaped soon after he was captured by Aes Sedai (which is more than can be said for Logain Ablar). He unexpectedly shows up in Book 6 (though he had been TheGhost since Book 2) and is placed in command of Rand's personal WizardingSchool, "The Black Tower," where male channelers train to become ''Asha'man'' and fight in The Last Battle. Rand trusts him to do this, which is unfortunate, because [[TheStarscream Taim quite obviously has his own agenda]]. [[spoiler: He's actually a Darkfriend recruited by Demandred and sent to undermine Rand's efforts at organizing male channelers; he ended up bringing enough new Dreadlords to the Last Battle that it got him a promotion to the Forsaken [[MeaningfulRename under the name M'Hael]]]].

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A "False Dragon", Taim once declared himself the Dragon Reborn as a publicity stunt. Obviously, he's not, but that didn't stop the chaos. Unlike most False Dragons, Taim can actually channel (and very strongly too), and escaped soon after he was captured by Aes Sedai (which is more than can be said for Logain Ablar). He unexpectedly shows up in Book 6 (though he had been TheGhost since Book 2) and is placed in command of Rand's personal WizardingSchool, "The Black Tower," where male channelers train to become ''Asha'man'' and fight in The Last Battle. Rand trusts him to do this, which is unfortunate, because [[TheStarscream Taim quite obviously has his own agenda]]. [[spoiler: He's actually a Darkfriend recruited by Demandred and sent to undermine Rand's efforts at organizing male channelers; he ended up bringing enough new Dreadlords to the Last Battle that it got him a promotion to the Forsaken [[MeaningfulRename under the name M'Hael]]]].M'Hael]].



* ManipulativeBastard

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* %%* ManipulativeBastard



* 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.]]



** 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.]]



* AfterActionHealingDrama: See 'The Medic' entry.
* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Type 3. His left arm is burned off in battle in Book 14.]]

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* AfterActionHealingDrama: See 'The Medic' entry.
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* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Type 3. His [[spoiler:His left arm is burned off in battle in Book 14.]]



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** {{Bishonen}}



* [[JumpOffABridgeRebuttal "Jump Off a Cliff" Rebuttal]]: Pevara tries to pull one on him. [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder It doesn't work]], because Androl has actually jumped off cliffs with the Sea Folk before.

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* [[JumpOffABridgeRebuttal "Jump Off a Cliff" Rebuttal]]: JumpOffABridgeRebuttal: Pevara tries to pull one on him. [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder It doesn't work]], because Androl has actually jumped off cliffs with the Sea Folk before.
11th Jun '17 6:56:56 PM Euodiachloris
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** There is also a degree of irony in this double-bonded boost in weave creation and reading capability on both ends. Remember when Mierin Eronaile Sedai hoped to find a power greater than either side of the Power alone. Turns out, it was always right there to be found, no Bore-drilling required: the double-warder bond.

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** There is also a degree of irony in this double-bonded boost in weave creation and reading capability on both ends. Remember when Mierin Eronaile Sedai hoped to find a power greater than either side of the Power alone. alone? Turns out, it was always right there to be found, no exotic Bore-drilling required: the discovery of the double-warder bond.
11th Jun '17 6:54:41 PM Euodiachloris
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** There is also a degree of irony in this double-bonded boost in weave creation and reading capability on both ends. Remember when Mierin Eronaile Sedai hoped to find a power greater than either side of the Power alone. Turns out, it was always right there to be found, no Bore-drilling required: the double-warder bond.
9th May '17 4:50:38 PM eduardoalamo22
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5th Feb '17 10:20:42 PM NOYB
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A relatively recent organization of male channelers known as Asha'man co-led by Mazrim Taim, Logain Ablar, and Rand al'Thor. Serves as the SpearCounterpart to the White Tower, and uses the polar opposite philosophies. Due to the [[DrivenToMadness rather]] [[BlessedWithSuck unpleasant]] reputation of male channelers, this idea is met with less than great praise, but they serve to fight much more readily and with less constraints than the Aes Sedai.

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A relatively recent organization of male channelers known as Asha'man co-led by Mazrim Taim, Logain Ablar, and Rand al'Thor. Serves as the SpearCounterpart to the White Tower, and uses the polar opposite philosophies. Due to the [[DrivenToMadness rather]] [[BlessedWithSuck unpleasant]] reputation of male channelers, this idea is met with less than great praise, but they serve to fight much more readily and with less fewer constraints than the Aes Sedai.
19th Jan '17 1:03:34 AM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: A prominent ex-False Dragon, and the only one who was never gentled. The LudicrousGibs weave at Dumai's Wells was ''his'' idea, though he doesn't get much of a chance to show off in person until the last book. [[spoiler: He's the only Third Ager judged worthy of joining the Forsaken, on top of that]].



** BrokenAce: After being Gentled. He recovers from it before joining the Asha'man. In [=AMoL=]: [[spoiler: after being captured by Taim, tortured and subjected to the 13x13 trick (which failed to Turn him), he becomes a bit unhinged and obsessed with gaining power. He gets better.]]
* {{Badass}}: As a prominent channeling ex-False Dragon, he'd have to be.
** In [=AMoL=] [[spoiler: he is one of the four people to take on a sa'angreal-wielding Demandred, and despite losing, gets away the most unscathed.]]
** FourStarBadass: A skilled military commander and one of Rand's right hand men.



* BrokenAce: After being Gentled. He recovers from it before joining the Asha'man. In [=AMoL=]: [[spoiler: after being captured by Taim, tortured and subjected to the 13x13 trick (which failed to Turn him), he becomes a bit unhinged and obsessed with gaining power. He gets better.]]



* FourStarBadass: A skilled military commander and one of Rand's right hand men.



* {{Badass}}: As one of the first members of the Black Tower, he is most likely to be seen as this.



* {{Badass}}: One of the first men to join the Black Tower, and one of the first to reach Asha'man rank.
** BadassGrandpa: [[spoiler: At the cleansing of the Taint on saidin, he leads a circle and drives away Demandred.]]
** RetiredBadass: Retired from the the Queen's Guard of Andor after forty years of service.
*** OldSoldier

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* {{Badass}}: One of the first men to join the Black Tower, and one of the first to reach Asha'man rank.
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BadassGrandpa: [[spoiler: At the cleansing of the Taint on saidin, he leads a circle and drives away Demandred.]]
** RetiredBadass: Retired from the the Queen's Guard of Andor after forty years of service.
*** OldSoldier
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** CombatMedic

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** CombatMedic* OldSoldier: One of the first men to join the Black Tower, and one of the first to reach Asha'man rank.
* RetiredBadass: Retired from the the Queen's Guard of Andor after forty years of service.
8th Jan '17 9:52:08 PM Aquillion
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* ThinkingUpPortals: Any channeler of sufficient strength can do this, but he does it despite lacking the strength, much more easily and more efficiently than anyone else.
6th Sep '16 8:39:49 PM TheArcher
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* PowerLevels: His strength in the Power is described by Rand himself as "just behind Logain, who was just behind himself." Considering Rand is as powerful as a human can be, this is quite powerful.
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.
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