History TheWheelOfTime / TropesGToL

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.
30th Oct '15 3:18:16 AM Teddroe
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* LawOfInverseFertility - [[spoiler: Not counting Min (who's implied to be on birth control) and assuming that Aviendha does indeed get pregnant with her quadruplets after the sex scene in book 14 as many readers assume, Rand produces an incredible six children in just three total sexual encounters with Elayne and Aviendha. Bonus points go to Elayne, who gets pregnant with twins her first time. A mild example because, while the pregnancies certainly aren't planned, they also aren't unwelcome.]]

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* LawOfInverseFertility - [[spoiler: Not counting Min (who's implied to be on birth control) and assuming Assuming that Aviendha does indeed get pregnant with her quadruplets after the sex scene in book 14 as many readers assume, Rand produces an incredible six children in just three total sexual encounters with Elayne and Aviendha. Bonus points go to Elayne, who gets pregnant with twins her first time. A mild example because, while the pregnancies certainly aren't planned, they also aren't unwelcome.]]
30th Oct '15 3:11:35 AM Teddroe
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* InformedFlaw: Elayne is occasionally described as having an uncontrollable sweet tooth, but she's never seen actually gobbling sweets, and certainly doesn't suffer any softening of the waistline.

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* InformedFlaw: Elayne is occasionally described as having an uncontrollable sweet tooth, but she's never seen actually gobbling sweets, and certainly doesn't suffer nor is there ever any indication of any softening of the waistline.
23rd Oct '15 12:39:17 PM Generality
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* LostTechnology - Rare remnants of the Age of Legends that draw on the One Power. ''Angreal'' increase the amount of power that can be safely channeled by a person. ''Sa'angreal'' are far rarer and more powerful versions of ''angreal''. ''Ter'angreal'', however, were each designed to do a particular thing and hence vary hugely in their function; some don't even require channeling to activate. The original purposes of most are largely unknown, and attempts to discover their purposes are ''extremely'' dangerous. Known ''ter'angreal'' include [[RestrainingBolt the Oath Rod]], items allowing access to the [[DreamLand World of Dreams]], a nigh-impossible-to-control ''[[DangerousForbiddenTechnique balefire]]'' rod, various portals to [[AnotherDimension other dimensions]], MagicBane and magic detection items, portable wards against evil, [[WeaponOfMassDestruction the Choedan Kal's buffered access keys]]... (''Ter'angreal'' figure prominently in the game.)

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* LostTechnology - Rare remnants of the Age of Legends that draw on the One Power. ''Angreal'' increase the amount of power that can be safely channeled by a person. ''Sa'angreal'' are far rarer and more powerful versions of ''angreal''. ''Ter'angreal'', however, were each designed to do a particular thing and hence vary hugely in their function; some don't even require channeling to activate. The original purposes of most are largely unknown, and attempts to discover their purposes are ''extremely'' dangerous. Known ''ter'angreal'' include [[RestrainingBolt the Oath Rod]], items allowing access to the [[DreamLand World of Dreams]], a nigh-impossible-to-control ''[[DangerousForbiddenTechnique balefire]]'' rod, various portals to [[AnotherDimension other dimensions]], MagicBane AntiMagic and magic detection items, portable wards against evil, [[WeaponOfMassDestruction the Choedan Kal's buffered access keys]]... (''Ter'angreal'' figure prominently in the game.)
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