History Fridge / TheWheelOfTime

29th Jul '16 5:49:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''The Dragon Reborn'' why did Else [[spoiler:most likely a disguised Lanfear at this point]] react so aggressively when she and Mat met on the Tower grounds and insist he stay far away? [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Because them 'coincidentally' meeting like that out of the blue would seem to be a ta'veren-level coincidence, and she didn't want to get any more caught up in Mat's ta'veren swirl if she could help it.]]

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* In ''The Dragon Reborn'' why did Else [[spoiler:most likely a disguised Lanfear at this point]] react so aggressively when she and Mat met on the Tower grounds and insist he stay far away? [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Because them 'coincidentally' meeting like that out of the blue would seem to be a ta'veren-level coincidence, and she didn't want to get any more caught up in Mat's ta'veren swirl if she could help it.]]
26th Apr '16 1:15:42 PM Jasin_Moridin
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* More of an AdultFear kind of FridgeHorror than most, and a bit Fridge TearJerker, but Perrin didn't actually undo the Compulsion Lanfear put on him. He resisted the effects long enough to kill her for the sake of the world, thanks largely to his love for Faile, but his brain was still warped into loving her when he did it. That, on top of the general Two Rivers WouldntHitAGirl mindset... no wonder he was crying his eyes out afterward.
20th Dec '15 4:43:48 PM nombretomado
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* The Blight always confused me- it's in the far north, and you'd expect corrupted lands in the far north to be a deadly arctic desert, not unlike the land around Morgoth's stronghold in ''TheSilmarillion''. Instead, we get a GardenOfEvil that's actually described as being ''hot''. However, according to [[AllThereInTheManual the Guide]], Shayol Ghul was on a tropical island before the Breaking of the World moved it to the far north. The conditions in the Blight are a recreation of the effect the Dark One's corruption had on the original tropical climate (the exception being the Blasted Lands, where the corruption is so strong nothing can survive at all). The fact that its in defiance of natural logic would only make it more appealing to a creature like the DO.

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* The Blight always confused me- it's in the far north, and you'd expect corrupted lands in the far north to be a deadly arctic desert, not unlike the land around Morgoth's stronghold in ''TheSilmarillion''.''Literature/TheSilmarillion''. Instead, we get a GardenOfEvil that's actually described as being ''hot''. However, according to [[AllThereInTheManual the Guide]], Shayol Ghul was on a tropical island before the Breaking of the World moved it to the far north. The conditions in the Blight are a recreation of the effect the Dark One's corruption had on the original tropical climate (the exception being the Blasted Lands, where the corruption is so strong nothing can survive at all). The fact that its in defiance of natural logic would only make it more appealing to a creature like the DO.
24th Aug '15 7:01:06 PM tyouker
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* It seems ridiculously contrived that the door Asmodean more or less randomly chooses to open at the end of ''The Fires of Heaven'' would just happen to have [[spoiler: Graendal]] on the other side...until you remember that at the time, both parties were in the same building as a ta'veren who regularly caused unlikely accidents to happen to people in his vicinity.
13th Jul '15 4:43:29 PM melica
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* Demandred, Mesaana, and Semirhage have the most successful alliance among the Forsaken, which makes a lot of sense. Not only do they spread out strategically among strong power bases, with Semirhage covering Seanchan, Mesaana covering the White Tower, and Demandred [[spoiler: Shara]], but they complement eacdh other well. Demandred and Mesaana are similar enough to understand each other's goals and strengths (both had a StartOfDakrness resulting from feeling that circumstances chronically forced them into subservient roles compared to what they saw as less qualified people and both are skilled at detailed long-range planning) while being different enough to not be in direct competition with one another (Mesaana's an administrator and Demandred's a military guy; Mesaana basically wants the world at large to recognize her as a sucessful genius but doesn't have any particular enmity with the Dragon, while Demandred's all about proving himself better than and then killing aforementioned Chosen One). As for Semirhage? She's just [[TheDreaded really freaking scary]] and it's better to have her on your team than working at odds with you, something D and M are both smart enough to recognize.

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* Demandred, Mesaana, and Semirhage have the most successful alliance among the Forsaken, which makes a lot of sense. Not only do they spread out strategically among strong power bases, with Semirhage covering Seanchan, Mesaana covering the White Tower, and Demandred [[spoiler: Shara]], but they complement eacdh other well. Demandred and Mesaana are similar enough to understand each other's goals and strengths (both had a StartOfDakrness StartOfDarkness resulting from feeling that circumstances chronically forced them into subservient roles compared to what they saw as less qualified people and both are skilled at detailed long-range planning) while being different enough to not be in direct competition with one another (Mesaana's an administrator and Demandred's a military guy; Mesaana basically wants the world at large to recognize her as a sucessful genius but doesn't have any particular enmity with the Dragon, while Demandred's all about proving himself better than and then killing aforementioned Chosen One). As for Semirhage? She's just [[TheDreaded really freaking scary]] and it's better to have her on your team than working at odds with you, something D and M are both smart enough to recognize.
19th Jun '15 1:57:38 PM Sabinmoon
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** It never says that nobody can say it. People say it all the time and then get called woolheads. You're just not supposed to say it because you might get his attention. It's another real-world cultural allusion to the original meaning of the phrase [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speak_of_the_devil "Speak of the devil."]]

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** It never says that nobody can say it. People say it all the time and then get called woolheads. You're just not supposed to say it because you might get his attention. It's another real-world cultural allusion to the original meaning of the phrase [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speak_of_the_devil "Speak of the devil."]]"]]
** Also, in this world, The Dark One can just infer his name or have it spread among his followers. He could have it planted in his follower's mind, or even just announce it.
16th Mar '15 2:30:01 PM nombretomado
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** Made moot by the fact that a: Fain/Shaisam is special in this Age, present for the first time in this incarnation of the Age (WordOfGod), b: Mat kills him while Rand battles the DO. That's why he just isn't there after The Last Battle, regardless if he would be affected by the Fateweaving of Rand and the DO or not. Besides the Fateweaving is just a [[{{Futurama}} What-If-Machine]], not the battle itself, and it wouldn't be the outcome, so even if Fain survived, if Rand doesn't weave him in, he isn't there.

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** Made moot by the fact that a: Fain/Shaisam is special in this Age, present for the first time in this incarnation of the Age (WordOfGod), b: Mat kills him while Rand battles the DO. That's why he just isn't there after The Last Battle, regardless if he would be affected by the Fateweaving of Rand and the DO or not. Besides the Fateweaving is just a [[{{Futurama}} [[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} What-If-Machine]], not the battle itself, and it wouldn't be the outcome, so even if Fain survived, if Rand doesn't weave him in, he isn't there.
6th Mar '15 11:26:34 PM moriah
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* Far Madding, the city with ter'angreal prohibiting channeling, was allegedly created shortly after the Breaking and got the idea for the ter'angreal from Ogier stedding. The Ogier gave sanctuary to male channelers after the Breaking, but they [[AddictiveMagic needed their saidin fix]] too badly and always left. Far Madding is an island with only three bridges to it, and no weapons allowed. It would have been a perfect place to put male channelers so they couldn't do any more damage, and also couldn't leave. Far Madding's rather extreme matriarchal customs (even for Randland) and the number of strong female channelers from Far Madding supports this possible history. Though, if a person born with the spark or the ability to learn never left Far Madding, they'd never know they could channel. So the strong channelers could be the result of a lack of culling later on, not just a higher base population in the beginning.
24th Nov '14 12:45:09 PM nobrandhero
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** It never says that nobody can say it. People say it all the time and then get called woolheads. You're just not supposed to say it because you might get his attention. It's another real-world cultural allusion to the original meaning of the phrase "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speak_of_the_devil Speak of the devil]]".

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** It never says that nobody can say it. People say it all the time and then get called woolheads. You're just not supposed to say it because you might get his attention. It's another real-world cultural allusion to the original meaning of the phrase "[[http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speak_of_the_devil Speak "Speak of the devil]]".devil."]]
24th Nov '14 12:44:42 PM nobrandhero
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** It also would have a ForbiddenFruit effect. Like the Bloody Mary legend, people would keep saying the name on a dare or for the thrill. It probably wouldn't ''always'' cause local space-time to go into the crapper -- the period the story takes place in is exceptional.

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** It also would have a ForbiddenFruit effect. Like the Bloody Mary legend, people would keep saying the name on a dare or for the thrill. It probably wouldn't ''always'' cause local space-time to go into the crapper -- the period the story takes place in is exceptional.exceptional.
** It never says that nobody can say it. People say it all the time and then get called woolheads. You're just not supposed to say it because you might get his attention. It's another real-world cultural allusion to the original meaning of the phrase "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speak_of_the_devil Speak of the devil]]".
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