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27th Sep '17 6:55:39 PM Necronophtase
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* LastStand - When Manetheren was invaded by trollocs, their army spent itself to the last man in defense against an invading force that stretched to the horizon, and are implied to have traded themselves at a rate of at LEAST one human to ten trollocs. This is after they had marched for days on end with no rest to reach Manetheren in time. And when the army was finally slaughtered, the queen of Manetheren killed herself to burn every single magic-wielder in the enemy army to ash.
14th Sep '17 2:46:50 PM Ciara25
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* LaserGuidedKarma: See FateWorseThanDeath, many of the entries also apply here. Graendal spent the series mind-controlling people ? [[spoiler:She ends up locked in eternal compulsion to Aviendha.]] Mesaana, the evil scholar so proud of her intelligence, [[spoiler:gets turned into an EmptyShell, her mind utterly broken]]. Elaida, Lliandrin and Galina, all overproud, powerful and authoritarian women all end up locked in some form of slavery.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: See FateWorseThanDeath, many of the entries also apply here. Graendal spent the series mind-controlling people ? [[spoiler:She ends up locked in eternal compulsion to Aviendha.]] Mesaana, the evil scholar so proud of her intelligence, [[spoiler:gets turned into an EmptyShell, her mind utterly broken]]. Elaida, Lliandrin and Galina, all overproud, powerful and authoritarian women women, all end up locked in some form of slavery.slavery. The very Aes Sedai who created the a'dam, Deain, was collared at some point after she presented the idea to Luthair; apparently "her screams shook the Towers of Midnight."
2nd Aug '17 10:23:41 PM BURGINABC
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* HannibalLecture:
** Several of the Forsaken are very fond of this. Especially Ishamael.
** Nynaeve delivers one to the Aes Sedai [[spoiler: at the conclusion of her test in Book 13, when they were about to fail her for losing her calm and stopping to help children when she was supposed to let them die]].
3rd Feb '17 6:17:58 AM morenohijazo
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* GenerationalMagicDecline: The result of the systematic hunting down of males with magical ability, which female establishment is aware of and start to consider some fairly severe policies in the hope of stopping the decline.

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* GenerationalMagicDecline: The This has been happening throughout the main continent as a result of the systematic magical establishment systematically hunting down of males with magical ability, which is necessary due to a taint on the male half of the Source, which causes all male channelers to inevitably go mad. The female establishment is aware of this problem, and start partway through the series starts to consider some fairly severe policies in the hope of stopping the decline.decline. Ultimately, the problem is solved when [[spoiler: the taint is removed, allowing males to live without overt persecution]].
22nd Jan '17 5:07:10 PM SCMof2814
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* [[HunterOfHisOwnKind Hunter Of Her Own Kind]]: The Red Ajah to an extent, in that they are the Ajah that trains specifcally to take down others who can channel. Usually it's men, but that same training can be very useful for taking down Dreadlords.
21st Jan '17 11:50:31 AM daveryan3
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* LoveMakesYouEvil - Lanfear turns to the Shadow ostensibly due to her obsession with ex-lover Lews Therin, but her main focus is always power.

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* LoveMakesYouEvil - Lanfear LoveMakesYouEvil
**Lanfear
turns to the Shadow ostensibly due to her obsession with ex-lover Lews Therin, but her main focus is always power.power.
**In Book 14 Demandred considers all the ways how Lews Therin wronged him. That list ends with the reflection that Lews 'stole' Ilyena, who Lews married. It is entirely possible that Demandred's fall to evil was because of a woman.
**And from the above two it may be inferred that had Lews married Lanfear (or Mierin as she was then), not only would Demandred have possibly married Ilyena and not fallen into evil, but that Mierin wouldn't have drilled the Bore into reality and freed the evil for ''anyone'' to fall to it (apart from those evil already, like Semirhage). For want of a nail, indeed.
3rd Oct '16 10:31:49 AM dresdor
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*** More specifically, it would imply that the Creator is made of both halves of the power and the True Power, as that is what is used to perfectly seal the Bore. So basically the Creator is both good and evil.
28th Sep '16 7:07:16 PM Katsuhagi
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* GenerationalMagicDecline: The result of the systematic hunting down of males with magical ability, which female establishment is aware of and start to consider some fairly severe policies in the hope of stopping the decline.
14th Jan '16 12:27:38 AM jormis29
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** This is mentioned happening on a global scale [[OnceAnEpisode in the preludes of every book]], noting how "''[[TitleDrop The Wheel Of Time]] turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that [[ShroudedInMyth fade into legend]]''". [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in-universe by [[WanderingMinstrel gleeman]] Thom Merrilin when he puts forward the "crazy" idea that later stories may cast HIM as the hero, not just telling stories and doing parlour tricks like fire-swallowing but some kind of fire-breathing wizard. Of course he's a lot more powerful than he lets on, and his name sounds a bit like "{{Merlin}}"...

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** This is mentioned happening on a global scale [[OnceAnEpisode in the preludes of every book]], noting how "''[[TitleDrop The Wheel Of Time]] turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that [[ShroudedInMyth fade into legend]]''". [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in-universe by [[WanderingMinstrel gleeman]] Thom Merrilin when he puts forward the "crazy" idea that later stories may cast HIM as the hero, not just telling stories and doing parlour tricks like fire-swallowing but some kind of fire-breathing wizard. Of course he's a lot more powerful than he lets on, and his name sounds a bit like "{{Merlin}}"..."Myth/{{Merlin}}"...
30th Oct '15 9:20:35 AM AbbyDabby
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* GardenOfEvil: The Blight, a slowly-expanding disease on the land that spans the northern side of the main continent, where every plant and 'animal' is poisonous, extremely deadly, and out to get you. Thanks a lot, [[MadScientist Aginor]]. Its expansion ceases to become an issue after the first book. At it's heart lies [[{{Mordor}} Shayol Ghul]], the physical point that is closest to the weakness in the Dark One's prison.

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* GardenOfEvil: The Blight, a slowly-expanding disease on the land that spans the northern side of the main continent, where every plant and 'animal' is poisonous, extremely deadly, and out to get you. Thanks a lot, [[MadScientist Aginor]]. Its expansion ceases to become an issue after the first book. At it's its heart lies [[{{Mordor}} Shayol Ghul]], the physical point that is closest to the weakness in the Dark One's prison.
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