History TheWheelOfTime / TropesAToF

18th Nov '17 2:06:40 PM acrobox
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* ActionGirl: Birgitte Silverbow. And the Maidens of the Spear warrior society (Aviendha, Bain, Chiad, Liah, and all the other unnamed ones). And Min, Faile, and the female members of ''Cha Faile''. And most Altaran women. And that legendary Andoran queen who won a battle by grabbing her standard from the standard bearer and charging her horse out into the midst of the enemy. And almost every Borderlander woman. And everyone without a [[strike:penis]] wool head, Etc., etc., etc.



* BattleHarem: Rand is in a relationship with three women, all of whom agree to share him: Min is a {{Ladette}} and a KnifeNut, Aviendha is a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Girl]] who used to be a member of an AmazonBrigade and grew from being an ActionGirl to one of the strongest female channelers, and finally, Elayne is a BadassPrincess who is also an extremely strong channeler.

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* BattleHarem: Rand is in a relationship with three women, all of whom agree to share him: Min is a {{Ladette}} and a KnifeNut, Aviendha is a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Girl]] who used to be a member of an AmazonBrigade and grew from being an ActionGirl to one of the strongest female channelers, and finally, Elayne is a BadassPrincess {{Princess}} who is also an extremely strong channeler.
3rd Nov '17 2:52:40 PM Whoofph
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* DecapitationStrike: Lanfear near-fatally sabotages the armies of the Light in the Final Battle by infiltrating the generals' dreams and turning them into Manchurian Agents who misuse their troops in subtle but debilitating ways. Were it not for Mat Cauthon taking command, the ploy likely would have won the war for the Dark One.

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* DecapitationStrike: Lanfear Graendal near-fatally sabotages the armies of the Light in the Final Battle by infiltrating the generals' dreams and turning them into Manchurian Agents who misuse their troops in subtle but debilitating ways. Were it not for Mat Cauthon taking command, the ploy likely would have won the war for the Dark One.
22nd Oct '17 8:17:24 AM Ciara25
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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Mat, over the course of weeks, is repeatedly raped at knife-point by the much older Queen of Ebou Dar. This is treated as [[BlackComedyRape comedy]] because Mat [[DisproportionateRetribution is normally a consummate flirt]]. If Egwene or Min has been put in such a situation with a much older man, everyone would be rightly outraged.

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Mat, over the course of weeks, is repeatedly raped at knife-point by the much older Queen of Ebou Dar. This is treated as [[BlackComedyRape comedy]] because Mat [[DisproportionateRetribution is normally a consummate flirt]]. If Egwene or Min has had been put in such a situation with a much older man, everyone would be rightly outraged.
22nd Oct '17 8:15:39 AM Ciara25
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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Mat, over the course of weeks, is repeatedly raped at knife-point by the much older Queen of Ebou Dar. This is treated as [[BlackComedyRape comedy]] because Mat [[DisproportionateRetribution is normally a consummate flirt]].

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Mat, over the course of weeks, is repeatedly raped at knife-point by the much older Queen of Ebou Dar. This is treated as [[BlackComedyRape comedy]] because Mat [[DisproportionateRetribution is normally a consummate flirt]]. If Egwene or Min has been put in such a situation with a much older man, everyone would be rightly outraged.
11th Oct '17 1:28:45 PM Ciara25
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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Mat, over the course of weeks, is repeatedly raped at knife-point by the Queen of Ebou Dar. This is treated as [[BlackComedyRape comedy]] because Mat [[DisproportionateRetribution is normally a consummate flirt]].

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Mat, over the course of weeks, is repeatedly raped at knife-point by the much older Queen of Ebou Dar. This is treated as [[BlackComedyRape comedy]] because Mat [[DisproportionateRetribution is normally a consummate flirt]].
27th Sep '17 7:30:29 AM WolfMattGrey
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* FictionalEarth: The world of the series is strongly implied to be a distant and different future Earth, as the setting has an Eternal Recurrence of seven Ages that fade into history and come anew. Thanks to the Breaking of the World, the maps look completely different; but there are quite a few references to Earth history and myth, as well as a few ancient artifacts that originate in present-day Earth.
5th Sep '17 3:34:47 AM Baeraad555
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* AllWomenArePrudes: Subverted. All women are certainly prudes in Two Rivers and to a lesser extent in Andor in general, and since that's where we spend most of first book it seems like this will be the case in the series at large. Not so, however - it turns out to be a cultural thing, and women in many other countries are in fact so matter-of-factly about sex that it's the ''men'' from those countries who are prone to get a bit flustered from it.
4th Sep '17 9:25:58 PM Peteman
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** It's also a ''brutal'' deconstruction. It's not just the taint that's making him insane, it's the knowledge that all of existence rests on his shoulders, while foolish people are fighting their savior at every turn. That much stress would drive anyone mad.

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** It's also a ''brutal'' deconstruction. It's not just the taint that's making him insane, it's the knowledge that all of existence rests on his shoulders, while foolish people are fighting their savior at every turn. That much stress would drive anyone mad.
3rd Aug '17 2:11:14 PM daveryan3
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* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: Definitely averted. Anyone forcibly turned to the shadow becomes lessened by it, as Shaitan itself admits in the final battle with The Dragon. And two of the futures shown in the final battle - the first where there is no good and the second where there is no evil - are perceived as more horrible than even the whole-world blight that most people expect after Shaitan's victory. [[spoiler: It is the realisation that eliminating Shaitan also eliminates free will that causes The Dragon to spare Shaitan and simply seal it away again, this time completely healing the rift instead of patching it. It is implied that this is the reason Shaitan exists in the first place - as a 'free will engine' - but sealed away so as to only be that and not consume everything]].
18th Jun '17 5:06:02 PM nombretomado
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** To give you another idea of how long the series is, according to ThatOtherWiki, the total running time for all the audiobook versions of the series is 461 hours and 25 minutes, or almost 20 days! If you attempted an uninterrupted marathon, you'd starve to death.

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** To give you another idea of how long the series is, according to ThatOtherWiki, Wiki/ThatOtherWiki, the total running time for all the audiobook versions of the series is 461 hours and 25 minutes, or almost 20 days! If you attempted an uninterrupted marathon, you'd starve to death.
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