History Heartwarming / TheWheelOfTime

16th Nov '17 12:01:28 AM RaineyH
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* Perrin and Faile [[spoiler:getting married just before the final battle]]. Also counts as a TearJerker, at least until [[spoiler:she brings reinforcements from the next town over, rather than BringNewsBack to the rest of Andor and leave him to die, as was the plan]].

!5 - ''The Fires of Heaven''
1st Sep '17 5:37:41 AM EvilKid
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* Rand chasing Aviendha into the snow via a gateway, rescuing her, finally causing her to breakdown and admit her feelings for him.



* Rand chasing Aviendha into the snow via a gateway, rescuing her, finally causing her to breakdown and admit her feelings for him.
* Fandom Example: A long-standing member of a fansite died of cancer in the summer of 2010. When Creator/BrandonSanderson found out, he agreed to use her name in the next book. Then ''Towers of Midnight'' was published and her friends learned the character was one of Rand and Aviendha's daughters and a POV character.
* Egwene and Gawyn bonding.
* [[IronLady Siuan]] being healed from [[FateWorseThanDeath stilling]].
-->For a moment Siuan only stared, expressionless. Then the glow of ''saidar'' enveloped her. Gasps filled the room. Slowly Siuan leaned forward and kissed Nynaeve on either cheek. A tear leaked down her face, then another, and abruptly Siuan was weeping, hugging herself and shaking; the gleaming aura around her faded away.



* In ''Memory of Light'', Olver is scared and surrounded by enemies; having lost everyone around him and separated from everyone he cared about, he blows the Horn of Valere knowing he's going to die and possibly eaten by Trollocs...until Jain Farstrider, his mentor, hero, father-figure, and friend, comes back from the dead and saves him. The happiness that is described in Olver makes you tear up.

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* In ''Memory of Light'', Olver is scared and surrounded by enemies; having lost everyone around him and separated from everyone he cared about, he blows the Horn of Valere knowing he's going to die and possibly eaten by Trollocs...until Jain Farstrider, his mentor, hero, father-figure, and friend, comes back from the dead and saves him. The happiness that is described in Olver makes you tear up.up.

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* Fandom Example: A long-standing member of a fansite died of cancer in the summer of 2010. When Creator/BrandonSanderson found out, he agreed to use her name in the next book. Then ''Towers of Midnight'' was published and her friends learned the character was one of Rand and Aviendha's daughters and a POV character.
* Egwene and Gawyn bonding.
* [[IronLady Siuan]] being healed from [[FateWorseThanDeath stilling]].
-->For a moment Siuan only stared, expressionless. Then the glow of ''saidar'' enveloped her. Gasps filled the room. Slowly Siuan leaned forward and kissed Nynaeve on either cheek. A tear leaked down her face, then another, and abruptly Siuan was weeping, hugging herself and shaking; the gleaming aura around her faded away.
1st Sep '17 5:28:04 AM EvilKid
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!1 - The Eye Of The World



* In ''Towers of Midnight'', the emotional reunion between Rand and Tam, where Rand tearfully embraces and begs for his father's forgiveness, ''finally'' shows the warmer, loving side of Rand that has not been seen in a ''very long'' time. This scene not only [[HappilyAdopted reinforces the strong bond]] that exists between Rand and his adoptive father, but also shows how human and young Rand still is.
** Actually, a great deal of the most heartwarming moments in the series seem to revolve around Rand and his strong relationship with his adoptive father.
* A small one, but noteworthy considering who it comes from. Early in ''A Crown of Swords'', the Maidens sneak Rand and a couple Asha'Man in Caemlyn's palace for a meeting with Bael and Lord Bashere. This is shortly after Rand was rescued from Dumai's Wells and he near freaks out when Jalani pulls a hood down on his face.
-->Stiffening, he barely stopped short of seizing ''saidin''. Barely. Lews Therin snarled and gibbered. Rand forced himself to breathe normally. It was not total darkness. He could see moonlight below the edge of the hood. Even so, he stumbled when Sulin and Enaila took his arms and led him forward. [...] Sulin's hand moved. It took him a moment to realize she was stroking his arm.
* At the end of ''The Shadow Rising'' after the battle of Emond's Field, Perrin meets a young child who gives his name as Jaim Aybara, [[spoiler: Perrin's only living blood kin]]. Jaim tops it off by proclaiming that he won't ever get married, because GirlsHaveCooties.

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* In ''Towers of Midnight'', the emotional reunion between Rand and Tam, where Rand tearfully embraces and begs for his father's forgiveness, ''finally'' shows the warmer, loving side of Rand that has not been seen in a ''very long'' time. This scene not only [[HappilyAdopted reinforces the strong bond]] that exists between Rand and his adoptive father, but also shows how human and young Rand still is.
** Actually, a great deal of the most heartwarming moments in the series seem to revolve around Rand and his strong relationship with his adoptive father.
* A small one, but noteworthy considering who it comes from. Early in ''A Crown of Swords'', the Maidens sneak Rand and a couple Asha'Man in Caemlyn's palace for a meeting with Bael and Lord Bashere. This is shortly after Rand was rescued from Dumai's Wells and he near freaks out when Jalani pulls a hood down on his face.
-->Stiffening, he barely stopped short of seizing ''saidin''. Barely. Lews Therin snarled and gibbered. Rand forced himself to breathe normally. It was not total darkness. He could see moonlight below the edge of the hood. Even so, he stumbled when Sulin and Enaila took his arms and led him forward. [...] Sulin's hand moved. It took him a moment to realize she was stroking his arm.
* At the end of

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''The Shadow Rising'' after the battle of Emond's Field, Perrin meets a young child who gives his name as Jaim Aybara, [[spoiler: Perrin's only living blood kin]]. Jaim tops it off by proclaiming that he won't ever get married, because GirlsHaveCooties.Dragon Reborn''



* ''A Crown of Swords'', when Lan rescues Nynaeve from drowning and they finally reunite followed by them getting married.
* The end of ''The Gathering Storm'' with Rand's catharsis, wrapped up by the last line of the book:
-->Storms will come. But for now, I am here.
-->I am here.

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!4 - ''The Shadow Rising''
* ''A Crown of Swords'', when Lan rescues Nynaeve from drowning and they finally reunite followed by them getting married.
* The
At the end of ''The Gathering Storm'' with Rand's catharsis, wrapped up by Shadow Rising'' after the last line battle of the book:
-->Storms will come. But for now, I am here.
-->I am here.
Emond's Field, Perrin meets a young child who gives his name as Jaim Aybara, [[spoiler: Perrin's only living blood kin]]. Jaim tops it off by proclaiming that he won't ever get married, because GirlsHaveCooties.



* Near the end of ''Towers of Midnight'', when Perrin meets Boundless. For most of the series, he's been terrified of losing control and becoming like Noam, the Wolfbrother who had become a wolf in his mind, and rejects his ability for fear of becoming a monster. When he meets the wolf that was once Noam, he realizes that Noam only became a wolf because he didn't want to be human anymore; each Wolfbrother's path is whatever he chooses to be, and Perrin was never in danger of losing his humanity. It's the perfect resolution to Perrin's character arc and helps him find the middle ground he seeks.
* The first chapter of ''Towers of Midnight'', where Rand is able to use his newfound epiphany to give hope back to an old man and his village. The fact that it's a minor CallBack to a scene from the first book helps- it really brings to light how far Rand has come in two and a half years: from [[ActionSurvivor terrified shepherd boy]] to [[MessianicArchetype Messiah]].
* Rand introducing Min to his father in ''Towers of Midnight''. One of the most humanizing moments in the entire series.



* Rand chasing Aviendha into the snow via a gateway, rescuing her, finally causing her to breakdown and admit her feelings for him.

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!7 - A Crown of Swords
* A small one, but noteworthy considering who it comes from. Early in ''A Crown of Swords'', the Maidens sneak Rand chasing Aviendha into and a couple Asha'Man in Caemlyn's palace for a meeting with Bael and Lord Bashere. This is shortly after Rand was rescued from Dumai's Wells and he near freaks out when Jalani pulls a hood down on his face.
-->Stiffening, he barely stopped short of seizing ''saidin''. Barely. Lews Therin snarled and gibbered. Rand forced himself to breathe normally. It was not total darkness. He could see moonlight below
the snow via edge of the hood. Even so, he stumbled when Sulin and Enaila took his arms and led him forward. [...] Sulin's hand moved. It took him a gateway, rescuing her, moment to realize she was stroking his arm.
* ''A Crown of Swords'', when Lan rescues Nynaeve from drowning and they
finally causing her to breakdown and admit her feelings for him.reunite followed by them getting married.

!9 - Winter's Heart



* In ''The Gathering Storm'', Siuan finally bonding Gareth Bryne.

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!12 - ''The Gathering Storm''
* The end of ''The Gathering Storm'' with Rand's catharsis, wrapped up by the last line of the book:
-->Storms will come. But for now, I am here.
-->I am here.
* In ''The Gathering Storm'', Siuan finally bonding Gareth Bryne. Bryne.

* Rand chasing Aviendha into the snow via a gateway, rescuing her, finally causing her to breakdown and admit her feelings for him.



* Morgase and Tallanvor's marriage in ''Towers of Midnight''.




!13 - ''Towers of Midnight''
* In ''Towers of Midnight'', the emotional reunion between Rand and Tam, where Rand tearfully embraces and begs for his father's forgiveness, ''finally'' shows the warmer, loving side of Rand that has not been seen in a ''very long'' time. This scene not only [[HappilyAdopted reinforces the strong bond]] that exists between Rand and his adoptive father, but also shows how human and young Rand still is.
** Actually, a great deal of the most heartwarming moments in the series seem to revolve around Rand and his strong relationship with his adoptive father.



-->''Burn that woman,'' Lan thought as he heard the call being raised through the fortress. He'd been outmaneuvered. ''Curse Nynaeve. Aand bless her, too.'' He tried to send a sense of love and frustration through the bond to her.

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-->''Burn that woman,'' Lan thought as he heard the call being raised through the fortress. He'd been outmaneuvered. ''Curse Nynaeve. Aand And bless her, too.'' He tried to send a sense of love and frustration through the bond to her.



* [[spoiler:Morgase and Tallanvor's]] marriage in ''Towers of Midnight''.
* Near the end of ''Towers of Midnight'', when Perrin meets Boundless. For most of the series, he's been terrified of losing control and becoming like Noam, the Wolfbrother who had become a wolf in his mind, and rejects his ability for fear of becoming a monster. When he meets the wolf that was once Noam, he realizes that Noam only became a wolf because he didn't want to be human anymore; each Wolfbrother's path is whatever he chooses to be, and Perrin was never in danger of losing his humanity. It's the perfect resolution to Perrin's character arc and helps him find the middle ground he seeks.
* The first chapter of ''Towers of Midnight'', where Rand is able to use his newfound epiphany to give hope back to an old man and his village. The fact that it's a minor CallBack to a scene from the first book helps- it really brings to light how far Rand has come in two and a half years: from [[ActionSurvivor terrified shepherd boy]] to [[MessianicArchetype Messiah]].
* Rand introducing Min to his father in ''Towers of Midnight''. One of the most humanizing moments in the entire series.
* [[spoiler:Morgase and Galad's]] reunion. The latter thought the former was dead and killed a man whom he thought killed the latter (and guilty of many other crimes) and agonized of it (for a little). The scene even cause MoodWhiplash to tense situation.
* Perrin becoming GuileHero by using peaceful way to free his followers from his opponent rather than fight them. As both sides fight for the Light Side, this is most satisfactory.

!14 - A Memory of Light



* Logain finally gets the "glory" the Min foresaw for him near the end of Book 14. [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight By doing what's right.]]

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* Logain [[spoiler:Logain]] finally gets the "glory" the Min foresaw for him near the end of Book 14. [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight By doing what's right.]]
31st May '17 8:23:41 PM nombretomado
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''TheWheelOfTime'': with a series this long, it ought to have some moments that just make you feel warm and fuzzy.

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''TheWheelOfTime'': ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'': with a series this long, it ought to have some moments that just make you feel warm and fuzzy.
18th Oct '16 5:18:39 AM Seraph108
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* A small one, but noteworthy considering who it comes from. Early in ''A Crown of Swords'', the Maidens sneak Rand and a couple Asha'Man in Caemlyn's palace for a meeting with Bael and Lord Bashere. This is shortly after Rand was rescued from Dumai's Wells and he near freaks out when Jalani pulls a hood down on his face.
-->Stiffening, he barely stopped short of seizing ''saidin''. Barely. Lews Therin snarled and gibbered. Rand forced himself to breathe normally. It was not total darkness. He could see moonlight below the edge of the hood. Even so, he stumbled when Sulin and Enaila took his arms and led him forward. [...] Sulin's hand moved. It took him a moment to realize she was stroking his arm.
31st Aug '16 9:16:25 AM GunarmDyne
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* My big one from "AMOL". Doubles as a [[TearJerker tearjerker]], [[spoiler: considering his death shortly afterwards]], but I felt a little fuzz when we get Hurin's one and only POV, [[spoiler:the forces of the Light all but broken, Hurin overwhelmed by Trollocs, but firm knowing everything would be all right, because "Lord Rand was all right again"]].
* Far and away this troper's favorite was Rand's sparring match with Tam. Why it took 13 1/2 books for a scene like that, this troper will never know.

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* My A big one from "AMOL". Doubles as a [[TearJerker tearjerker]], [[spoiler: considering his death shortly afterwards]], but I felt one can feel a little fuzz when we get from Hurin's one and only POV, [[spoiler:the forces of the Light all but broken, Hurin overwhelmed by Trollocs, but firm knowing everything would be all right, because "Lord Rand was all right again"]].
* Far and away this troper's favorite was Rand's sparring match with Tam. Why it took 13 1/2 books for a scene like that, this troper the readers will never know.
31st Aug '16 9:10:34 AM GunarmDyne
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* ''A Crown of Swords'', when Lan rescues Nynaeve from drowning and they finally reunite.

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* ''A Crown of Swords'', when Lan rescues Nynaeve from drowning and they finally reunite. reunite followed by them getting married.
20th Aug '15 1:37:58 AM Syria
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* ''Towers of Midnight'' All the lan perspective bits were great, but the best is easily in the chapter "Stronger Than Blood"

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* ''Towers of Midnight'' All the lan Lan perspective bits were great, but the best is easily in the chapter "Stronger Than Blood"
14th May '14 12:04:37 PM SeptimusHeap
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* The first chapter of ''Towers of Midnight'', where Rand is able to use his newfound epiphany to give hope back to an old man and his village. The fact that it's a minor CallBack to a scene from the first book helps- it really brings to light how far Rand has come in two and a half years: from [[ActionSurvivor terrified shepherd boy]] to [[TheMessiah Messiah]].

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* The first chapter of ''Towers of Midnight'', where Rand is able to use his newfound epiphany to give hope back to an old man and his village. The fact that it's a minor CallBack to a scene from the first book helps- it really brings to light how far Rand has come in two and a half years: from [[ActionSurvivor terrified shepherd boy]] to [[TheMessiah [[MessianicArchetype Messiah]].
24th Oct '13 3:48:15 PM ZachValkyrie
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** Actually, a great deal of the most heartwarming moments in the series seem to revolve around Rand and his strong relationship with his adoptive father.

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** Actually, a great deal of the most heartwarming moments in the series seem to revolve around Rand and his strong relationship with his adoptive father. father.
* At the end of ''The Shadow Rising'' after the battle of Emond's Field, Perrin meets a young child who gives his name as Jaim Aybara, [[spoiler: Perrin's only living blood kin]]. Jaim tops it off by proclaiming that he won't ever get married, because GirlsHaveCooties.
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