History Characters / TheWheelOfTimeTheWhiteTower

2nd Feb '16 1:54:48 PM Lucifedes
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* DePower: [[spoiler:After her ordeal with the Finns, she's lost a lot of power. On the other hand, she escapes with a ''ter'angreal'' capable of making her even more powerful than she used to be.]]

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* DePower: [[spoiler:After her ordeal with the Finns, she's lost a lot of power. On the other hand, she escapes with a ''ter'angreal'' an ''angreal'' capable of making her even more powerful than she used to be.]]
10th Jan '16 12:46:24 PM Gregzilla
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* [[spoiler:BackForTheFinale: She's seemingly killed in the fifth book, but returns for the final two.]]

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* [[spoiler:BackForTheFinale: She's BackForTheFinale: [[spoiler:She's seemingly killed in the fifth book, but returns for the final two.]]



* [[spoiler:DePower: After her ordeal with the Finns, she's lost a lot of power. On the other hand, she escapes with a ''ter'angreal'' capable of making her even more powerful than she used to be.]]

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* [[spoiler:DePower: After DePower: [[spoiler:After her ordeal with the Finns, she's lost a lot of power. On the other hand, she escapes with a ''ter'angreal'' capable of making her even more powerful than she used to be.]]



* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Tackles Lanfear through the twisted redstone doorway to save Rand from having himself broken down to stay with her in Book 5. The doorway melts as a result of her and Lanfear channeling at the time, sealing the entrance to ''Sindhol''. However, she survives, albeit having most of her channeling ability drained out of her by the Finn by the time she is found again in Book 13.]]

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* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Tackles HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Tackles Lanfear through the twisted redstone doorway to save Rand from having himself broken down to stay with her in Book 5. The doorway melts as a result of her and Lanfear channeling at the time, sealing the entrance to ''Sindhol''. However, she survives, albeit having most of her channeling ability drained out of her by the Finn by the time she is found again in Book 13.]]



* MisBlamed: Several of the Two Rivers folk, particularly Nynaeve, come to resent Moiraine for taking them out of their humble lives and thrusting them into the jaws of death. Most of them (particularly Nynaeve) eventually realize how unfair and this is, particularly since they'd have probably all died on Winternight had Moiraine not been there to save them.

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* MisBlamed: InUniverse. Several of the Two Rivers folk, particularly Nynaeve, come to resent Moiraine for taking them out of their humble lives and thrusting them into the jaws of death. Most of them (particularly Nynaeve) eventually realize how unfair and this is, particularly since they'd have probably all died on Winternight had Moiraine not been there to save them.



* [[spoiler:NeverFoundTheBody]]

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* [[spoiler:NeverFoundTheBody]]NeverFoundTheBody: InUniverse, to the point that it eventually becomes a significant mission to find her.



* [[spoiler:MindlinkMates: With Nynaeve as of Book 13.]]

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* [[spoiler:MindlinkMates: With MindlinkMates: [[spoiler:With Nynaeve as of Book 13.]]



* [[spoiler:[[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]: With a tiny bit of {{foreshadowing}} when Min mentions her viewing that Siuan and Gareth Bryne have to stick together or else they'll both die. Siuan says, "That's already happened," and Min says, "No, it can still happen," and Siuan says, "Who cares, we need to protect Mat," and stays away from Bryne to protect Mat. Next time Min looks, she's dead from an explosion behind her.]]

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* [[spoiler:[[DroppedABridgeOnHim [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]: With [[spoiler:With a tiny bit of {{foreshadowing}} when Min mentions her viewing that Siuan and Gareth Bryne have to stick together or else they'll both die. Siuan says, "That's already happened," and Min says, "No, it can still happen," and Siuan says, "Who cares, we need to protect Mat," and stays away from Bryne to protect Mat. Next time Min looks, she's dead from an explosion behind her.]]



* [[spoiler:FateWorseThanDeath: Is impeached as Amyrlin, and stilled.]]

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* [[spoiler:FateWorseThanDeath: Is FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:Is impeached as Amyrlin, and stilled.]]



* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: Both she and Gareth are abruptly killed during the Last Battle.]]

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* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: Both KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Both she and Gareth are abruptly killed during the Last Battle.]]



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

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



** [[spoiler:PrideBeforeAFall]]

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** [[spoiler:PrideBeforeAFall]]PrideBeforeAFall: A textbook example, as she doesn't seem to believe in the threat to herself until [[spoiler:it's literally carrying her away]].



* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn: Is forced to join the Black Ajah and ends up with a Darkfriend Warder.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Confesses everything to Egwene and gives her all her research on the Black Ajah.]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Poisons herself to get around the Oath to not betray the Black Ajah (see ExactWords).]]

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* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn: Is FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Is forced to join the Black Ajah and ends up with a Darkfriend Warder.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Confesses HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Confesses everything to Egwene and gives her all her research on the Black Ajah.]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Poisons HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Poisons herself to get around the Oath to not betray the Black Ajah (see ExactWords).]]



* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]]

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* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]]RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:InvokedTrope. She poisons herself to cause a LoopholeAbuse to enable her to give all of her secrets as a Black Ajah infiltrator.]]



* [[spoiler:AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: She is named the first Amyrlin Seat of the Fourth Age. Granted, the "awesome" isn't really as much so, considering that she considers this a FateWorseThanDeath.]]

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* [[spoiler:AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: She AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: [[spoiler:She is named the first Amyrlin Seat of the Fourth Age. Granted, the "awesome" isn't really as much so, considering that she considers this a FateWorseThanDeath.]]



* [[spoiler: DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: stilling leaves the subject increasingly depressed, and Leane taking up the art of seduction and working the eyes-and-ears for the rebels is what she uses to cling onto her will to live.]]
* [[spoiler: FateWorseThanDeath: Her stilling.]]
* [[spoiler:ManOnFire: Suffers this from Demandred in Book 14, but survives.]]

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* [[spoiler: DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: stilling [[spoiler:Stilling leaves the subject increasingly depressed, and Leane taking up the art of seduction and working the eyes-and-ears for the rebels is what she uses to cling onto her will to live.]]
* [[spoiler: FateWorseThanDeath: Her [[spoiler:Her stilling.]]
* [[spoiler:ManOnFire: Suffers ManOnFire: [[spoiler:Suffers this from Demandred in Book 14, but survives.]]



* [[spoiler:BattleCouple: Of a sort with Androl during the Last Battle.]]

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* [[spoiler:BattleCouple: Of BattleCouple: [[spoiler:Of a sort with Androl during the Last Battle.]]



** [[spoiler:MindlinkMates: They develop a growing affection for each other over the course of Book 14.]]

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** [[spoiler:MindlinkMates: They MindlinkMates: [[spoiler:They develop a growing affection for each other over the course of Book 14.]]



* [[spoiler:MadeASlave]]

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* [[spoiler:MadeASlave]]MadeASlave: [[spoiler:Captured and forced to become a ''damane''.]]



* [[spoiler:AffablyEvil: She sits on the Black Ajah's Supreme Council, but certainly doesn't have the expected personality.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilAllAlong]]

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* [[spoiler:AffablyEvil: She AffablyEvil: [[spoiler:She sits on the Black Ajah's Supreme Council, but certainly doesn't have the expected personality.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilAllAlong]]EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Revealed to have been Black Ajah in Book 12.]]



* [[spoiler:IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Her fate is pitiful and almost every villainous thing she accomplishes is for naught.]]
* [[spoiler:TheMole]]

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* [[spoiler:IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Her IneffectualSympatheticVillain: [[spoiler:Her fate is pitiful and almost every villainous thing she accomplishes is for naught.]]
* [[spoiler:TheMole]]TheMole: [[spoiler:A member of the Black Ajah.]]



* [[spoiler:OffWithHerHead: She's beheaded for treason when outed as Black Ajah and goes to the headsman's axe a broken woman.]]

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* [[spoiler:OffWithHerHead: She's OffWithHerHead: [[spoiler:She's beheaded for treason when outed as Black Ajah and goes to the headsman's axe a broken woman.]]



* [[spoiler:VillainsDyingGrace: When her affiliation is revealed and she's Stilled & slated for execution, she takes advantage of being free from her Black Ajah oaths and gives the rebels names and information of other Black sisters. This falls flat with Egwene, however, as she'd already acquired this information from a more earnest defector.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown]]
* [[spoiler:WasItAllALie: Egwene is hurt by Sheriam's betrayal, having genuinely grown to like the woman.]]

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* [[spoiler:VillainsDyingGrace: When VillainsDyingGrace: [[spoiler:When her affiliation is revealed and she's Stilled & and slated for execution, she takes advantage of being free from her Black Ajah oaths and gives the rebels names and information of other Black sisters. This falls flat with Egwene, however, as she'd already acquired this information from a more earnest defector.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown]]
VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:See VillainsDyingGrace.]]
* [[spoiler:WasItAllALie: Egwene WasItAllALie: [[spoiler:Egwene is hurt by Sheriam's betrayal, having genuinely grown to like the woman.]]
15th Nov '15 1:41:56 PM Earriorwatcher
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* BiTheWay:



* SpicyLatina: Tear is partially based on Spain, and her last name is basically Sanchez. She definitely has the fiery temper, but on the surface appears to totally lack the sensual element (to the point where even ''Egwene'' thought she was a bit prudish; Egwene is young enough to be her daughter and at the time probably the only major character who was still a virgin). However, Gareth Bryne's link with her reveals she's internally less of a prude.

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* SituationalSexuality: She had a relationship with Moiraine when they were younger; it was this trope by WordOfGod.
* SpicyLatina: Tear is partially based on Spain, and her last name is basically Sanchez. She definitely has the fiery temper, but on the surface appears to totally lack the sensual element (to the point where even ''Egwene'' thought she was a bit prudish; Egwene is young enough to be her daughter and at the time probably the only major character who was still a virgin). However, Gareth Bryne's link with her reveals she's internally less of a prude.prude; she even slept with Moiraine when they were young.
15th Nov '15 1:39:48 PM Earriorwatcher
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* BiTheWay: Was pillow friends with Siuan, and it's rather strongly implied that they continued a physical relationship at least into their early Aes Sedai years.

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* BiTheWay: Was pillow friends with Siuan, and it's rather strongly implied that they continued a physical relationship at least into their early Aes Sedai years.



* HideYourLesbians: If "[[UnusualEuphemism pillow friends]]" means what the fandom thinks it does, then Moiraine and Siuan used to be... close. (Having said that, the term's use can be read to imply SituationalSexuality, and Moiraine and Siuan have since gotten involved with men.)



* IfItsYouItsOkay: Presumably why Moiraine was pillow-friends with Siuan (and it's rather strongly implied that they continued a physical relationship at least into their early Aes Sedai years), despite [[WordOfGod neither of them being lesbian]].



* SituationalSexuality/SchoolgirlLesbians: What led to her getting together with Siuan in the backstory.



* TheUnfettered: She's utterly dedicated to her quest and, in her own words, will do anything short of [[BadFuture bedding Rand]] to see the Dragon fulfil his destiny.

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* TheUnfettered: She's utterly dedicated to her quest and, in her own words, will do anything short of [[BadFuture bedding Rand]] to see the Dragon fulfil fulfill his destiny.
26th Oct '15 9:39:50 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: It should be noted that she, unwittingly, played a part, in Rand's near-crossing MoralEventHorizon.
2nd Jun '15 5:10:35 PM Rozalina
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A cool member of the White Ajah and one of the first sister to support Elaida's coup; unusually, she is made Elaida's Keeper afterwards despite not hailing from the same Ajah as her Amyrlin. She's actually [[spoiler:the head of the Supreme Council]] of the Black Ajah, taking orders from [[spoiler:Mesaana herself,]] and plays a key role in the breaking of the Tower.

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A cool member of the White Ajah and one of the first sister to support Elaida's coup; unusually, she is made Elaida's Keeper afterwards despite not hailing from the same Ajah as her Amyrlin. She's actually [[spoiler:the head of the Supreme Council]] of the Black Ajah, taking orders from [[spoiler:Mesaana herself,]] and plays a key role in the breaking of the Tower.
Tower. She eventually becomes one of the [[spoiler:leading Dreadlords during the Last Battle.]]



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Shaidar Haran defies this on her behalf. [[Mesaana is prepared to kill her, but Haran marks her as his own and puts her under his protection.]]

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Shaidar Haran defies this on her behalf. [[Mesaana [[spoiler:Mesaana is prepared to kill her, but Haran marks her as his own and puts her under his protection.]]
2nd Jun '15 5:08:45 PM Rozalina
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[[folder:Alviarin Freidhen]]
A cool member of the White Ajah and one of the first sister to support Elaida's coup; unusually, she is made Elaida's Keeper afterwards despite not hailing from the same Ajah as her Amyrlin. She's actually [[spoiler:the head of the Supreme Council]] of the Black Ajah, taking orders from [[spoiler:Mesaana herself,]] and plays a key role in the breaking of the Tower.

* AffablyEvil: She's always quite civil and polite.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Gives one to Elaida. Gets one in return a novel or two later.
* DemotedToExtra: A big supporting villain for much of the series, but her importance wanes after [[spoiler:Egwene defeats Mesaana and purges the Black Ajah from the Tower]] and she shows up only twice in the final two novels.
* HopeSpot: She offers Egwene aid [[spoiler:in escaping the Tower,]] but given Egwene refuses it's hard to tell whether she was serious, or indeed what she was hoping to gain from this.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:She survives the Last Battle and her ultimate fate is being detained in an Ogier ''stedding'' with the hope that, given time, she may yet turn back to the Light.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: She brutalizes Elaida after blackmailing her into obedience.
* [[TheManBehindTheMan The Woman Behind the Amyrlin]]
* MysteriousPast: Unusually for a series good at fleshing out its vast cast with flavour, nothing is ever revealed about Alviarin's history and even her nationality remains unknown.
* TheStarscream: Very subtly implied, but it's there. She also flirts with the idea of becoming Amyrlin herself when Elaida is no longer needed to take the fall.
* OutDamnedSpot: Shaidar Haran, AKA [[spoiler:the Dark One personally marks her as his, and she becomes incredibly paranoid about people noticing his touch despite nobody being able to see it but her.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Shaidar Haran defies this on her behalf. [[Mesaana is prepared to kill her, but Haran marks her as his own and puts her under his protection.]]
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2nd Jun '15 4:11:18 PM Rozalina
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* AlliterativeName
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* BaitTheDog: She takes Egwene, Nynaeve, Min and Elyane out of the Tower and through a Waygate ostensibly to save their lives... then immediately sells them to Seanchan Darkfriends and pops back through without looking back once. Egwene is stunned by the callous, almost casual way Liandrin sells them into slavery.

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* BaitTheDog: She takes Egwene, Nynaeve, Min and Elyane out of the Tower and through a Waygate ostensibly to save their lives... then immediately sells them to Seanchan Darkfriends and pops back through without looking back once. Egwene is stunned by the [[ButForMeItWasTuesday callous, almost casual way Liandrin sells them into slavery.slavery]].



* {{Badass}}: Teslyn eventually proves herself this.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Teslyn is one of the best examples in the series. Joline isn't quite as bad as she seems either.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Teslyn is one of the best examples in the series. Joline isn't quite as bad as she seems either.either, and sends Mat a letter of thanks.
* HiddenDepths
* OddFriendship: Mat and Teslyn.
2nd Jun '15 4:00:06 PM Rozalina
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* {{Badass}}: The second-best Forsaken-killer next to [[TheChosenOne Rand]], [[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice Egwene]], and [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Graendal]]. [[spoiler:Moridin, Elza, and Perrin]] also kill as many forsaken as her.

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* [[spoiler:BackForTheFinale: She's seemingly killed in the fifth book, but returns for the final two.]]
* {{Badass}}: The second-best Forsaken-killer next to [[TheChosenOne Rand]], [[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice Egwene]], and [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Graendal]]. [[spoiler:Moridin, Elza, and Perrin]] also kill as many forsaken Forsaken as her.



** LittleMissBadass: She's very short.



* BlueIsHeroic: Both her Ajah and her general choice of clothing highlight this.



* DistressedDamsel: For Thom to rescue. Probably still an honorary BadassInDistress, even though she's lost most of her channeling ability and couldn't really help much during their escape.

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* [[spoiler:DePower: After her ordeal with the Finns, she's lost a lot of power. On the other hand, she escapes with a ''ter'angreal'' capable of making her even more powerful than she used to be.]]
* DistressedDamsel: For [[spoiler:For Thom to rescue. Probably still an honorary BadassInDistress, even though she's lost most of her channeling ability and couldn't really help much during their escape.]]



* HeightAngst: She's notably short even for a Cairheinin, but by the time the series rolls around she's mostly gotten over it.



* LackOfEmpathy: Her emotional coldness alienates several characters.



* MentorOCcupationalHazard: [[spoiler:Subverted.]]
* MisBlamed: Several of the Two Rivers folk, particularly Nynaeve, come to resent Moiraine for taking them out of their humble lives and thrusting them into the jaws of death. Most of them realize how unfair and this is, particularly since they'd have probably all died on Winternight had Moiraine not been there to save them.

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* MentorOCcupationalHazard: ManipulativeBitch: A [[ChessmasterSidekick heroic example]].
* MentorOccupationalHazard:
[[spoiler:Subverted.]]
* MisBlamed: Several of the Two Rivers folk, particularly Nynaeve, come to resent Moiraine for taking them out of their humble lives and thrusting them into the jaws of death. Most of them (particularly Nynaeve) eventually realize how unfair and this is, particularly since they'd have probably all died on Winternight had Moiraine not been there to save them.them.
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:Merean of the Black Ajah once murdered three innocent people in front of her, two of them children, and Moiraine was powerless to save a one. She holds a lot of guilt over this.]]
* [[spoiler:NeverFoundTheBody]]
* NumberTwo: She was surprised at how comfortably she settled into this role to Siuan, as Moiraine was the one from a rich background with training for command.



* OfferedTheCrown: She had a valid claim to the Sun Throne, and the White Tower was eager to install one of their own as queen. Moiraine went out of her way to avoid this.



* PlayingWithFire



* RegalRinglets



* ThanatosGambit: [[spoiler:Although, as it's later revealed, she's NotQuiteDead.]]
* TheUnfettered: She's utterly dedicated to her quest and, in her own words, will do anything short of [[BadFuture bedding Rand]] to see the Dragon fulfil his destiny.
* UnflinchingWalk: Before [[spoiler:killing Be'lal.]]



* TheChessmaster: Heroic example. [[spoiler:She's so addicted to it she continues the habit even after losing the Seat.]]



* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: Both she and Gareth are abruptly killed during the Last Battle.]]
* LadySwearsALot



* NumberTwo: [[spoiler:She becomes Egwene's closest confidant after the latters ascension to Amyrlin.]]



* {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler:Clinging to this helps her stay sane after losing ''saidar''.]]



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Moiraine's girly girl.



* UnkemptBeauty



* TheAlcoholic: Elaida has several hobbies and stress-relieving habits, such as cultivating flowers, knitting, and massaging figurines, but the one given particular emphasis is her penchant for wine, which she's noted to have started drinking [[TheChainsOfCommanding a lot more of]] since coming into power.
* ArchEnemy: To Siuan. Later, [[spoiler:to Egwene.]]
* BadBoss: She was always a SternTeacher, but crosses into this when made Amyrlin. Her predecessors could be ruthless when it came to discipline, but Elaida's punishments range from capricious, to [[DisproportionateRetribution disproportionate]], to tradition-breaking, to downright cruel.
* BlackAndGreyMorality: The grey. She's a prominent antagonist and a thoroughly [[{{Jerkass}} unlikeable]] person, but begins the series with good intentions, is undermined and manipulated by more sinister villains, and is as much an enemy of the Shadow as the protagonists. Egwene reflects that Elaida, at her core, not being an ''evil'' person makes dealing with her all the more difficult.
* BlatantLies: She's biased towards Elayne and wants to see her succeed as an Aes Sedai, but even so, her efforts to bring her back to the Tower – citing her fondness for the girl and reminding Elayne that she watched her grow up – fall on deaf ears as Elayne recalls Elaida as a cold and distant figure during her youth.



* DehumanizingInsult: She shares many of her fellow sisters' disdain for “wilders” and derisively refers to Egwene as such. That said, she considers Tarna Feir [[spoiler:whom she even makes her Keeper of the Chronicles]] a loyal and trustworthy subordinate and only reflects on Tarna's wilder status inwardly.



* DrillSergeantNasty: She was this with Moiraine and Siuan when they were preparing for the Shawl. To her credit, she was hard not because she wanted the girls to fail, but because she wanted them to ''succeed''.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In the first book, her exchange with Rand and Elayne in Caemlyn's throne room certainly sets the tone for what's to come.
-->He (Rand) had sometimes thought as Moiraine as steel covered with velvet; with Elaida the velvet was only an illusion.
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor



* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: She's actually quite intelligent, and her enemies and allies alike fear what she's capable of. However, she's an UnwittingPawn to schemes that dwarf her own and is hamstrung by various other influences, not least of all a TreacherousAdvisor.
* FatalFlaw: {{Pride}}. She has all the makings of a strong Amyrlin – cunning, ruthlessness, a drive to action – but her ego is the size of Dragonmount, and she's too focused on the '''I''' part of ''“I will be the woman who saves this world.”''
** [[spoiler:PrideBeforeAFall]]
* FillItWithFlowers: Fond of doing this. She once asked Elayne to pick out a farm for her to illuminate with Power-wrought flowery.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Elaida is established as Egwene's biggest rival during the latter's test for Accepted, in which Egwene lives through visions of herself as Amyrlin dealing with a recalcitrant and insubordinate Elaida, who usurps her. Thirteen black sisters and thirteen Myrddraal, led by Elaida's apparent right-hand-woman, then attempt to turn Egwene to the Shadow. [[spoiler:Elaida does become Egwene's most bitter rival, and Elaida's second-in-command does turn out to be Black Ajah.]]



* InsaneTrollLogic: In ''The Gathering Storm'', Egwene finally confronts Elaida with a brutal TheReasonYouSuck speech. Elaida is so taken aback by the audacity that she names Egwene a Darkfriend and batters her with the Power. Think about it: Elaida, who is bound by the Three Oaths to never lie, came to earnestly believe that Egwene must be a servant of the Shadow for daring to stand up to her.
* {{Irony}}: She saw great potential in Moiraine and Siuan while they were Accepted and was hard on them to better forge them into proper Aes Sedai. One of their friends, who was disturbed at how far Elaida was pushing them, told the then-Mistress of Novices, who punished Elaida accordingly – for helping the girls to cheat at their test. Moiraine's heart sank at this, and she knew that she and Siuan had made an enemy for life in Elaida.



* KickTheDog: During Egwene's test for Accepted, she makes no effort to hide how lowly she thinks of the novice and makes several cruel remarks.
-->'''Elaida''': I do not care what her potential is. She should be put out of the Tower. Or failing that, set to scrubbing floors for the next ten years.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:When she puts Alviarin back in her place and sends her running to Mesaana.]]
* LadyInRed: She makes no attempt to hide where her heart lies on this count, even as Amyrlin.



* LonelyAtTheTop: She considers this the way it should be, and makes a point to be particularly harsh and unforgiving toward those others might consider her friends.
* MotiveDecay: Big time.
* NeverMyFault



* PetTheDog: An ironic and backwards example, reinforcing her WellIntentionedExtremist tenancies. She attempted to help Siuan and Moiraine prepare to pass their tests for Aes Sedai, something forbidden as cheating... by giving them painful and testing ordeals to overcome so that they'd be able to take whatever's thrown at them in the actual trial.



* {{Pride}}
** [[spoiler:PrideBeforeAFall]]

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* {{Pride}}
** [[spoiler:PrideBeforeAFall]]
ProperlyParanoid: She's completely right about Rand and the havoc he'll cause the first time she sees him, but that alone isn't enough to detain him.
* ThePurge: She abolishes the entire Blue Ajah.


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* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Moiraine's blue in the first book.
* RightForTheWrongReasons: She suspects Alviarin of treacherously reaching out to Rand behind her back, and enlists some select sisters to get to the bottom of it. This unwittingly sets off the hunt for the Black Ajah, as Elaida's cryptic orders were interpreted as a push in that direction. As it happens, Alviarin was guilty of ''both'' charges, and this mission, along with the sisters involved in it, prove integral to the Tower's safety in the long run.
* SanitySlippage: Elaida rules with an iron fist and aims to save the world by controlling the Dragon Reborn, but gradually becomes more unhinged as her schemes come undone and she's forced to take the fall for the Black Ajah's own misdeeds. It's also implied that, through Padan Fain, she was at least slightly corrupted by Shadar Logoth's poisonous influence in much the same way Mat was.
** Illustrated by the paintings she had hung on her wall shortly after taking control of the Tower: one of Rand fighting Ishamael, and one of Bonwhin, a previous Amyrlin from the Red Ajah who was ousted from the office in disgrace after nearly destroying the tower; Elaida keeps them visible to remind her of what she's dealing with and the price of failure. It's mentioned later in the series that the latter is gone and the former is battered from abuse.
* ShesBack: [[spoiler:A villainous example. When Alviarin returns to the Tower, she expects to find Elaida broken and biddable, but the Amyrlin rides over her, fires her as Keeper, sends her off for beatings, and gives her not-so-veiled death threats.]]
* SmugSnake
* SpannerInTheWorks: To Siuan, and later for the Black Ajah when she proves herself less biddable than they'd intended and orders an investigation that gets many of them uncovered.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Few Aes Sedai are happy with her in charge, even some who had cordial relations with her before, but they don't see a better alternative in the rebels' Amyrlin for quite a long time.
* TheUsurper: And it turns out her coup wasn't done as lawfully as she thought.
* TreacherousAdvisor: Averted. She was quite loyal to Morgase and spent a good portion of her life advising the queen in Andor, knowing that the nation would be instrumental to the Last Battle. She feels (perhaps justly) slighted when Morgase, angered by Elayne's disappearance, refuses to take Elaida back to Caemlyn with her.
* [[TyrantTakesTheHelm Tyrant Takes the Staff & Stole]]


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[[folder:Liandrin]]
Liandrin is a doll-like Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah with a mean streak. She was raised in a poor family, and grew up resenting those with power and status, but also lusted after it. She's soon revealed to be [[ReligionOfEvil Black Ajah]], and is the first major Black sister in the series.

*AlwaysABiggerFish: As Moghedien shows her.
*ArcVillain: She's the primary antagonist of the first Black Ajah arc.
*BaitTheDog: She takes Egwene, Nynaeve, Min and Elyane out of the Tower and through a Waygate ostensibly to save their lives... then immediately sells them to Seanchan Darkfriends and pops back through without looking back once. Egwene is stunned by the callous, almost casual way Liandrin sells them into slavery.
*BeautyIsBad: She's described as attractive and youthful-looking, with a doll's face, and isn't mentioned as having acquired the agelessness yet.
*BigBadWannabe
*BlondesAreEvil
*BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: Or broke your arm trying to mind control one of the [[TheDreaded Forsaken]].
*DemotedToExtra: She briefly reappears after her downfall, reaping the ironic consequences of an earlier meeting with High Lady Suroth.
*DoesNotLikeMen: She's quite pretty, but she “wouldn't take it as a compliment” if a man pointed it out.
*DoubleMeaning:
-->'''Liandrin''': I had made arrangements for you to be [[ImpliedDeathThreat taken care of]], but as you are here, you are here.
*EvilAllAlong: She claims to have sworn her oaths to the Shadow before even entering the White Tower.
*FateWorseThanDeath: Moghedien forces an advanced, near-irreversible shield between Liandrin and the Source, cutting her off from it without stilling her, forever keeping the joy of ''saidar'' just out of reach. The Forsaken then Compels her to live, making sure Liandrin will be unable to take her own life no matter how badly she burns to.
*FauxAffablyEvil
*GreenEyedMonster: Towards those nobly born, whom she imitates in manner and speech.
*ICanRuleAlone
*IdenticalStranger: Elayne and Nynaeve are shocked to meet a barmaid called Rendra who's the spitting image of Liandrin. The woman is also a Taraboner, so even has Liandrin's VerbalTic.
*{{Jerkass}}: Moiraine describes her as always sounding petulant and dissatisfied with something, and that's only the tip of the iceberg.
*[[spoiler:MadeASlave]]
*ManipulativeBitch
*MoreThanMindControl: She taught herself an incomplete, harmful form of Compulsion that allows her to do this to some degree.
*MurderIsTheBestSolution: Defied in the ''The Dragon Reborn''; she chides Chesmal for defaulting to murder too quickly and is content to let fear keep people quiet. [[spoiler:She plays it straight in ''Knife of Dreams'', however.]]
*OohMeAccentsSlipping: She fakes her accent to imitate nobles, but when angered or anguished her commoner's dialect tends to creep out.
*PetTheDog: She steps in to stop one of her Black sisters from killing Ailhuin Guenna, a local Wise Woman in Tear, and allows her to live in return for her silence.
*{{Sadist}}: She enjoys making people grovel before her, and treats lesser Darkfriends like pets.
*SmugSnake
*SoleSurvivor: She's the only clear survivor of the thirteen Black sisters who fled the Tower.
*TheStarscream: To Moghedien. She seizes the chance to act on it when the Forsaken is weakened, but still finds herself outclassed.
*StarterVillain: For Nynaeve and Elayne, although she's ultimately dealt with by another villain.
*TemptingFate: In the second book, she has a brief exchange with Suroth about who's going to enslave who when the time comes. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that Suroth found Liandrin after the invasion of Amadicia and made her ''da'covale'', the lowest of servants.]]
*VerbalTic: Like most Taraboners, she suffixes a lot of her questions with, “yes?”
*WhipItGood: She's obsessed with power and dominance and is later shown carrying a whip to illustrate it.
*YouAreWhatYouHate: She despises wilders, yet meets the criteria herself. She was also born a peasant, but is obsessed with putting this life behind her.
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[[folder:Sheriam Bayanar]]
An Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah and an old friend of Moiraine and Siuan. She's the Mistress of Novices as the series begins, but leaves the Tower after Elaida's takeover and takes a leadership position among the rebels. She becomes Keeper of the Chronicles when [[spoiler:Egwene]] is named their new Amyrlin. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that Sheriam is Black Ajah.]]

*[[spoiler:AffablyEvil: She sits on the Black Ajah's Supreme Council, but certainly doesn't have the expected personality.]]
*[[spoiler:EvilAllAlong]]
*FieryRedhead
*{{Fingore}}: One of her fingers is severed by [[spoiler:Mesaana, for failing to secure all of the dream ''ter'angreal''.]]
*GossipyHens: She was a notorious gossip as an Accepted.
*[[spoiler:IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Her fate is pitiful and almost every villainous thing she accomplishes is for naught.]]
*[[spoiler:TheMole]]
*NotSoStoic: She becomes increasingly erratic and emotional as the series progresses. [[spoiler:She's a complete wreck by the time she goes to her beheading.]]
*[[spoiler:OffWithHerHead: She's beheaded for treason when outed as Black Ajah and goes to the headsman's axe a broken woman.]]
*PetTheDog: She has several moments as the Mistress of Novices.
*SupremeChef: An excellent and passionate cook, especially in contrast to [[LethalChef Moiraine]].
*[[spoiler:VillainsDyingGrace: When her affiliation is revealed and she's Stilled & slated for execution, she takes advantage of being free from her Black Ajah oaths and gives the rebels names and information of other Black sisters. This falls flat with Egwene, however, as she'd already acquired this information from a more earnest defector.]]
*[[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown]]
*[[spoiler:WasItAllALie: Egwene is hurt by Sheriam's betrayal, having genuinely grown to like the woman.]]
*WeUsedToBeFriends: With Moiraine and Siuan.
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[[folder:Romanda & Lelaine]]
Romanda Cassin and Lelaine Akashi are long-time Aes Sedai of the Yellow and Blue Ajah, respectively. Although they thoroughly dislike one another, they are frequently put in situations where they need to work together. They side with the rebels during the Aes Sedai civil war and vie for favour with the new Amyrlin.

*AloofAlly
*DidntThinkThisThrough: When [[spoiler:Egwene is caught by the Tower loyalists,]] Lelaine immediately comes out as her biggest and most vocal supporter in order to gather enough support to succeed her. When [[spoiler:Egwene returns,]] she has no option but to keep the act going lest she lose face.
*{{Jerkass}}: Both of them, though Romanda is slightly less so. Slightly.
*JerkassHasAPoint: They're both aghast when Egwene decides to meddle with long-held Aes Sedai traditions (such as ending binds to the Oath Rod) and the pair raise some fair objections.
*KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Romanda during the Last Battle.]]
*NotSoDifferent: Hoo boy.
*NumberTwo: They're both trying to be this to Egwene. [[spoiler:They're stunned when Egwene makes Silviana her Keeper instead of one of them, and essentially become her Number Threes.]]
*PetTheDog: Romanda casts the deciding vote in allowing Nynaeve to pass the test for Aes Sedai.
*TeethClenchedTeamwork
*TheRival: They're this to each other, and also to Egwene.
*WeUsedToBeFriends: Lelaine with Siuan.
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[[folder:Teslyn & Joline]]
Teslyn Baradon & Joline Maza are a pair of Aes Sedai who side with Elaida during the civil war arc. They try and fail to bring Elayne and Nynaeve to heel, and end up stranded in Edou Dar when the Seanchan take over. They eventually find themselves tied to Mat, and HilarityEnsues.

*BaitAndSwitch: Teslyn, the Red, is established as the more power hungry and unpleasant of the two, but proves herself the more amiable.
*BigDamnHeroes: Teslyn when she battles the ''gholam'' alongside Mat. She's quick on the uptake and gets around its immunity to the Power.
*BrokenBird: Teselyn struggles with this after her ordeal as a ''damane''.
*JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Teslyn is one of the best examples in the series. Joline isn't quite as bad as she seems either.
*StalkerWithACrush: Joline eventually becomes this to Mat, and is determined to bond him as a Warder.
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