History Characters / TheWheelOfTimeTheWhiteTower

12th Aug '16 9:49:39 PM NOYB
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* BigScrewedUpFamily: Not mentioned much, given that she is an Aes Sedai and, being consequently removed from her old life, and all of her immediate relatives might be dead, but she is a scion of House Damodred of Cairhien, which was and still is a notorious vipers nest of politics, lies and assassinations. Her uncle was King Laman, whose blasphemous actions kicked off the Aiel War, and her half-brother was Taringail, husband of Tigraine of Andor - with whom he had a son, Galad - and, following her disappearance, of her distant cousin Queen Morgase of Andor - with whom he fathered Gawyn and Elayne. Taringail secretly plotted to murder Morgase and usurp her throne. [[spoiler: And to top it off, she marries Thom Merrilin, the man who ''assassinated'' Taringail when he found out about his evil scheme, and who became Morgase's ''lover'' afterwards no less.]] This, incidentally, makes her the ''aunt'' of Elayne, Galad and Gawyn, and sister-in-law of both Morgase ''and'' Rand's mother.

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* BigScrewedUpFamily: Not mentioned much, given that she is an Aes Sedai and, being consequently removed from her old life, and all of her immediate relatives might be dead, but she is a scion of House Damodred of Cairhien, which was and still is a notorious vipers nest of politics, lies and assassinations. Her uncle was King Laman, whose blasphemous actions kicked off the Aiel War, and her half-brother was Taringail, husband of Tigraine of Andor - with whom he had a son, Galad - and, following her disappearance, of her Tigraine's distant cousin the eventual Queen Morgase of Andor - with whom he fathered Gawyn and Elayne. Taringail secretly plotted to murder Morgase and usurp her throne. [[spoiler: And to top it off, she marries Thom Merrilin, the man who ''assassinated'' Taringail when he found out about his evil scheme, and who became Morgase's ''lover'' afterwards no less.]] This, incidentally, makes her the ''aunt'' of Elayne, Galad and Gawyn, and sister-in-law of both Morgase ''and'' Rand's mother.
12th Aug '16 9:48:59 PM NOYB
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* BigScrewedUpFamily: Not mentioned much, given that she is an Aes Sedai and, being consequently removed from her old life, and all of her immediate relatives might be dead, but she is a scion of House Damodred of Cairhien, which was and still is a notorious vipers nest of politics, lies and assassinations. Her uncle was King Laman, whose blasphemous actions kicked off the Aiel War, and her half-brother was Taringail, husband of Tigraine of Andor- with whom he had a son, Galad-, and, following her disappearance, of her sister and later Queen Morgase of Andor, and father of her children Gawyn and Elayne, who secretly plotted to murder her and usurp her throne. [[spoiler: And to top it off, she marries Thom Merrilin, the man who ''assassinated'' Taringail when he found out about his evil scheme, and who became Morgase's ''lover'' afterwards no less.]] This, incidentally, makes her the ''aunt'' of Elayne, Galad and Gawyn, and sister-in-law of both Morgase ''and'' Rands mother.

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* BigScrewedUpFamily: Not mentioned much, given that she is an Aes Sedai and, being consequently removed from her old life, and all of her immediate relatives might be dead, but she is a scion of House Damodred of Cairhien, which was and still is a notorious vipers nest of politics, lies and assassinations. Her uncle was King Laman, whose blasphemous actions kicked off the Aiel War, and her half-brother was Taringail, husband of Tigraine of Andor- Andor - with whom he had a son, Galad-, Galad - and, following her disappearance, of her sister and later distant cousin Queen Morgase of Andor, and father of her children Andor - with whom he fathered Gawyn and Elayne, who Elayne. Taringail secretly plotted to murder her Morgase and usurp her throne. [[spoiler: And to top it off, she marries Thom Merrilin, the man who ''assassinated'' Taringail when he found out about his evil scheme, and who became Morgase's ''lover'' afterwards no less.]] This, incidentally, makes her the ''aunt'' of Elayne, Galad and Gawyn, and sister-in-law of both Morgase ''and'' Rands Rand's mother.
29th Jul '16 11:13:23 AM longWriter
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* StopHelpingMe: InUniverse. Elaida's way of making sure Siuan and Moiraine pass their Aes Sedai tests is to 'cheat' by abusing them, both verbally and with the One Power, so that they can handle any distractions and pain the testers may throw at them. She is chastised for this (by a Black, it turns out, though that is less likely EvenEvilHasStandards and more that she didn't want Siuan and Moiraine to become Aes Sedai), but when they find out what she was actually doing, their response is definitely along the lines of "With friends like these..."



* [[TyrantTakesTheHelm Tyrant Takes the Staff & Stole]]

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* [[TyrantTakesTheHelm Tyrant TyrantTakesTheHelm: more like "Tyrant Takes the Staff & Stole]]Stole" in this case!
* UnwantedAssistance: Elaida's way of making sure Siuan and Moiraine pass their Aes Sedai tests is to 'cheat' by abusing them, both verbally and with the One Power, so that they can handle any distractions and pain the testers may throw at them. She is chastised for this (by a Black, it turns out, though that is less likely EvenEvilHasStandards and more that she didn't want Siuan and Moiraine to become Aes Sedai), but when they find out what she was actually doing, their response is definitely along the lines of "With friends like these..."
8th Jul '16 4:01:57 AM Morgenthaler
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An Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah, Moiraine starts the series off as TheObiWan, parading into the DoomedHometown and effortlessly singling out the main characters. The fact that Rand & Co are somewhat GenreSavvy to her doesn't help a bit -- but in any case, she's not here to beguile them, but rather to protect them. Eighteen years ago, [[TheChosenOne the Dragon]] was reborn. Moiraine has been searching for him ever since, and has finally narrowed it down to one of three boys in Emond's Field. The fact that the BigBad sends TheUsualAdversaries in just confirms it. So Moiraine gets them out of there, with an express intent to guide the Dragon Reborn, teach him, and protect him until it's time to fight the FinalBoss -- and, also, to figure out which of the three he is...

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An Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah, Moiraine starts the series off as TheObiWan, TheMentor, parading into the DoomedHometown and effortlessly singling out the main characters. The fact that Rand & Co are somewhat GenreSavvy to her doesn't help a bit -- but in any case, she's not here to beguile them, but rather to protect them. Eighteen years ago, [[TheChosenOne the Dragon]] was reborn. Moiraine has been searching for him ever since, and has finally narrowed it down to one of three boys in Emond's Field. The fact that the BigBad sends TheUsualAdversaries in just confirms it. So Moiraine gets them out of there, with an express intent to guide the Dragon Reborn, teach him, and protect him until it's time to fight the FinalBoss -- and, also, to figure out which of the three he is...
3rd Jul '16 2:03:56 AM Morgenthaler
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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.
** BadassBookworm: Siuan wasn't alone in ferreting out what was going on, and Moiraine was the one who (made sure she) got the more active, hands-on and butt-kicking role...
** LittleMissBadass: She's very short.
** BadassPrincess: Close enough, anyway.

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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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BadassBookworm: Siuan wasn't alone in ferreting out what was going on, and Moiraine was the one who (made sure she) got the more active, hands-on and butt-kicking role...
** LittleMissBadass: She's very short.
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* BadassPrincess: Close enough, anyway.



* LittleMissBadass: She's very short.



* {{Badass}}: How {{badass}}? He fights Toram Riatin, a noted blademaster, while Rand goes after Fain. Jordan doesn't bother describing the duel; it's just assumed that Lan won effortlessly. And Riatin beat Rand, who is no slouch with a sword himself, in Book 7 (though to be sure he had to use some [[AttackItsWeakPoint foul play]] to do so). And then [[spoiler: in the final book he brings a sword to a One Power fight and kills Demandred blade-to-blade. Admittedly with the help of a certain one-power nullifying Ter'angreal, but even so, he's the only "Normal" character in the books to kill one of the Forsaken at that point.]]
** BadassNormal: He is probably literally the single deadliest non-channeler ''in the entire world''. He goes up against [[spoiler:Demandred]] in the final book, who at this point is established as a good contender for the title of WorldsStrongestMan, [[spoiler:and wins.]]

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* {{Badass}}: How {{badass}}? He fights Toram Riatin, a noted blademaster, while Rand goes after Fain. Jordan doesn't bother describing the duel; it's just assumed that Lan won effortlessly. And Riatin beat Rand, who is no slouch with a sword himself, in Book 7 (though to be sure he had to use some [[AttackItsWeakPoint foul play]] to do so). And then [[spoiler: in the final book he brings a sword to a One Power fight and kills Demandred blade-to-blade. Admittedly with the help of a certain one-power nullifying Ter'angreal, but even so, he's the only "Normal" character in the books to kill one of the Forsaken at that point.]]
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BadassNormal: He is probably literally the single deadliest non-channeler ''in the entire world''. He goes up against [[spoiler:Demandred]] in the final book, who at this point is established as a good contender for the title of WorldsStrongestMan, [[spoiler:and wins.]]



** EmpoweredBadassNormal: To be fair, he's still a Warder, but he was still badass before.



* EmpoweredBadassNormal: To be fair, he's still a Warder, but he was still badass before.



* {{Badass}}: Teslyn eventually proves herself this.
30th Jun '16 11:41:19 PM Euodiachloris
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* IronLady

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* IronLadyIronLady: From her iron bun to her iron will.



* NervesOfSteel

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* NervesOfSteelNervesOfSteel: When turning a Forsaken over your knee to spank her is something you can calmly contemplate doing, you've got adamantine in your nervous system.


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** Having said that, there is some justification: she ''had'' been retired for decades. And, her legend is one where most Aes Sedai say "But, I thought you were dead!" with the strong subtext of "I really, sincerely hoped you were" clanging underneath. In short, raising her legend up in front of a Sister would be a good way for even an Accepted to earn a trip to the Mistress of Novices for a few generations until the butt-hurt emanating from several prominent Aes Sedai had calmed down.
26th May '16 12:44:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil
25th May '16 9:50:21 PM Ingonyama
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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.

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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.
25th May '16 9:47:46 PM Ingonyama
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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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* {{Badass}}: The second-best Forsaken-killer next to [[TheChosenOne Rand]], [[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice Egwene]], and [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Graendal]].Graendal]]]]. [[spoiler:Moridin, Elza, and Perrin]] also kill as many Forsaken as her.
24th May '16 7:01:50 PM Ingonyama
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** The Companion, however, rectifies this to some degree, detailing how [[spoiler:she became a Darkfriend after murdering a girl a year before going to the Tower, killed a young man she seduced because the Darkfriends told her he had information about them, and murdered an Accepted on Black orders ([[EtTuBrute her only friend in the Tower]]) [[BlindObedience simply to prove she would obey orders without question]]. (The Accepted [[TreacheryCoverUp was made to appear a runaway]]. Alviarin did the deed without remorse)]]. It also reveals she was from Amadicia--as in, [[ChurchMilitant the nation of the Whitecloaks]]. Explains a lot about her willingness to turn on the Aes Sedai and join the Dark One, but also incredibly ironic that those convinced all Aes Sedai are Darkfriends never knew the actual head of the Shadow's Ajah was from their own nation.
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