History TheWheelOfTime / TropesAToF

30th Jan '17 9:40:41 AM Generality
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* BatmanGambit: There are numerous ones played by both good and evil, for example Mat flushing out the spy in the Seanchan camp at the Last Battle by pretending there was a rift between his and the Seanchan forces. However, the largest gambit would appear to be by the ''Creator'' him/her/itself. Knowing that the bore would need to be eliminated - not merely sealed - by the time the second age came around again, the sa'angreal Callandor was created that could amplify true power (and apparently not by the forces of the Shadow, as Moridin was surprised that it could do what it did - Shai'tan would have told him what it did had it been made by another darkfriend/forsaken) and which put any male channeler using it under the control of two women, if they linked with him. This fact was used at the Last Battle to get Moridin to channel the true power, putting him under the control of Nynaeve and Moiraine, who then gave control to Rand - which all together allowed the Bore to be resealed properly. Quite how the Creator managed to get Callandor made is not elaborated on, but the gambit worked.

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* BatmanGambit: There are numerous ones played by both good and evil, for example [[spoiler: Mat flushing out the spy in the Seanchan camp at the Last Battle by pretending there was a rift between his and the Seanchan forces. However, the largest gambit would appear to be by the ''Creator'' him/her/itself. Knowing that the bore would need to be eliminated - not merely sealed - by the time the second age came around again, the sa'angreal Callandor was created that could amplify true power (and apparently not by the forces of the Shadow, as Moridin was surprised that it could do what it did - Shai'tan would have told him what it did had it been made by another darkfriend/forsaken) and which put any male channeler using it under the control of two women, if they linked with him. This fact was used at the Last Battle to get Moridin to channel the true power, putting him under the control of Nynaeve and Moiraine, who then gave control to Rand - which all together allowed the Bore to be resealed properly. Quite how the Creator managed to get Callandor made is not elaborated on, but the gambit worked.forces.]]
30th Jan '17 1:47:50 AM daveryan3
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* BatmanGambit: There are numerous ones played by both good and evil, for example Mat flushing out the spy in the Seanchan camp at the Last Battle by pretending there was a rift between his and the Seanchan forces. However, the largest gambit would appear to be by the ''Creator'' him/her/itself. Knowing that the bore would need to be eliminated - not merely sealed - by the time the second age came around again, the sa'angreal Callandor was created that could amplify true power (and apparently not by the forces of the Shadow, as Moridin was surprised that it could do what it did - Shai'tan would have told him what it did had it been made by another darkfriend/forsaken) and which put any male channeler using it under the control of two women, if they linked with him. This fact was used at the Last Battle to get Moridin to channel the true power, putting him under the control of Nynaeve and Moiraine, who then gave control to Rand - which all together allowed the Bore to be resealed properly. Quite how the Creator managed to get Callandor made is not elaborated on, but the gambit worked.
23rd Jan '17 11:25:45 AM daveryan3
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** Min in book 14. One offhanded remark to the Seanchan empress first gets her tackled by the empress' bodyguards - then the empress realises what Min is capable of (her visions are the mark of a 'Doomseer' in Seanchan culture) and decides to 'keep' her for good. And later raise her to the Seanchan nobility. So possibly zig-zagged here, but Min must now remain by the empress' side for the rest of her life as a very high-ranking Seanchan noble who can openly contradict the empress if she chooses. And has been given a new name by the empress to replace her old one.
21st Jan '17 11:43:18 PM Orbiting
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* CrystalWeapon: The crystal sword Callandor is a major symbol of the [[TheChosenOne Dragon Reborn]] -- and is an [[MadeOfIndestructium indestructible]] AmplifierArtifact of terrifying power for good measure. Oddly, its design was deliberately flawed in ways that make it dangerous to wield and [[spoiler:enable it to channel the [[TheAntiGod Dark One]]'s own power against him]].
15th Jan '17 12:33:46 PM DustSnitch
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* BadassLongcoat: The Asha'man, male channelers made BadAss by virtue of TrainingFromHell, and wearing black coats as their uniforms. Even the meekest among them could make YourHeadAsplode as easily as he could eviscerate you with his sword.

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* BadassLongcoat: The Asha'man, male channelers made BadAss badass by virtue of TrainingFromHell, and wearing black coats as their uniforms. Even the meekest among them could make YourHeadAsplode as easily as he could eviscerate you with his sword.
13th Jan '17 9:12:05 PM rmctagg09
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* BornUnderTheSail: The ''Atha'an Miere'', commonly known as the Sea Folk, world-renowned merchants whose ships are central to their culture and who spend as little time on land as possible. Although they nominally govern several archipelagos, those lands are inhabited by a separate people and only visited by the Sea Folk for commerce.
20th Dec '16 3:49:11 PM intastiel
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* CastFromStamina: Channeling in large amounts or for long periods of time is as tiring as intense or prolonged physical activity. Channelers in a prolonged battle have to work in shifts so they can rest, while some push through and drain themselves to the point that they can barely stand. Channeling past the point of exhaustion can cause a HeroicRROD and sometimes a permanent DePower.
19th Dec '16 2:53:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: [[WorldOfBadass Quite a few examples]]...
** All the major protagonists TakeALevelInBadass over time, and the ones that started that way.
** Examples include Lan Mandragoran, who declares war on the Blight, and Rand Al'Thor, which is justified considering his status as the ChosenOne.
*** And then there's the Aiel, a [[UpToEleven race of badasses.]]
7th Dec '16 10:16:10 AM Doug86
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* AnArmAndALeg: Most significantly, [[spoiler: Rand loses a hand]] after rushing his liaison with the Seanchan and not taking proper precautions. Given the ties to NorseMythology, it was a given this would happen to someone. His indifferent reaction to the loss is another sign of his increasingly problematic mentality. The last book also has a few cases, particularly [[spoiler: Galad]] losing a hand fighting [[spoiler: Demandred]], and [[spoiler: Aviendha]] loses some toes in a PortalCut.

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* AnArmAndALeg: Most significantly, [[spoiler: Rand loses a hand]] after rushing his liaison with the Seanchan and not taking proper precautions. Given the ties to NorseMythology, Myth/NorseMythology, it was a given this would happen to someone. His indifferent reaction to the loss is another sign of his increasingly problematic mentality. The last book also has a few cases, particularly [[spoiler: Galad]] losing a hand fighting [[spoiler: Demandred]], and [[spoiler: Aviendha]] loses some toes in a PortalCut.
1st Dec '16 3:20:14 AM jormis29
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** He gets another in ''Towers of Midnight'', one that is arguably ''the'' defining moment, since [[spoiler:it creates Mah'alleinir, a Power-wrought hammer that is [[Myth/NorseMythology Mjolnir]] to fulfill the Karaethon Cycle's "when the Wolf King takes up the hammer", via the discovery that one of the Asha'man has the Talent to make Power-wrought weapons]].

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** He gets another in ''Towers of Midnight'', one that is arguably ''the'' defining moment, since [[spoiler:it creates Mah'alleinir, a Power-wrought hammer that is [[Myth/NorseMythology Mjolnir]] {{Mjolnir}} to fulfill the Karaethon Cycle's "when the Wolf King takes up the hammer", via the discovery that one of the Asha'man has the Talent to make Power-wrought weapons]].
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