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18th Jan '16 9:45:20 AM Discar
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** Taken to its logical extreme in the Last Battle itself, which has just about every known magic-user in existence fighting on one side or the other. While many mages are used as artillery, the fact that [[TransportersAndTeleporters Traveling]] has become widespread means they're at least as useful for logistics. Among other flashier uses, [[MundaneUtility a portal with one end high above the battlefield and the other in a general's tent]] makes for easy intelligence-gathering.
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** Taken to its logical extreme in the Last Battle itself, which has just about every known magic-user in existence fighting on one side or the other. While many mages are used as artillery, the fact that [[TransportersAndTeleporters [[{{Teleportation}} Traveling]] has become widespread means they're at least as useful for logistics. Among other flashier uses, [[MundaneUtility a portal with one end high above the battlefield and the other in a general's tent]] makes for easy intelligence-gathering.
27th Oct '15 10:34:07 AM HighCrate
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* MilitaryMage: ** The first notable instance is the Second Battle of Cairhien in the fifth book, in which Rand uses himself, Egwene, and Aviendha as artillery, raining down destruction on the battlefield from an observation tower, while an army of [[ProudWarriorRace Aiel warriors]] handle the ground combat. ** The Green Ajah of [[WizardingSchool the White Tower]], known as the Battle Ajah, is ostensibly an order of military mages, as they prioritize combat magic and are focused on preparing for the prophesied Last Battle. Their order's head is even called the Captain-General. In practice, they're MildlyMilitary at best, although as the only order which allows members to bond multiple Warders ([[SwordAndSorcerer magically-enhanced bodyguards]]), those who do can count as officers and support mages in addition to artillery. ** The [[TheEmpire Seanchan]] have this baked into their entire military. They systematically test all citizens for magical potential and conscript mages to fight as slave soldiers, bound by a magical leash that compels them to obey. They are mostly used as artillery. ** This is built into the structure of the [[WizardingSchool Black Tower]], which Rand founds to train male mages to help fight the Last Battle. Combat training, both with the One Power [[MagicKnight and swords]], is prioritized, and the first rank of initiates are called Soldiers. ** After [[spoiler: merging with the memories of [[{{Reincarnation}} his previous life]]]], Rand, already the ''de facto'' [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority supreme commander of several militaries]] and a living artillery piece, becomes a full-on OneManArmy. The only reason he can't win the Last Battle all by himself is that it's the sort of fight that requires ''several'' armies. ** Taken to its logical extreme in the Last Battle itself, which has just about every known magic-user in existence fighting on one side or the other. While many mages are used as artillery, the fact that [[TransportersAndTeleporters Traveling]] has become widespread means they're at least as useful for logistics. Among other flashier uses, [[MundaneUtility a portal with one end high above the battlefield and the other in a general's tent]] makes for easy intelligence-gathering.
29th Apr '15 9:58:09 AM Generality
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The actual Black Tower itself is never shown.
* MageTower: The Aes Sedai have their White Tower, and the Asha'man later raise a Black Tower as an echo.
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* MageTower: The Aes Sedai have their White Tower, and the Asha'man later raise a Black Tower as an echo.echo, though it is never shown in the series.
29th Apr '15 5:37:28 AM readergirl304
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the information was outdated. the black tower does appear in the last two books.
* MageTower: The Aes Sedai have their White Tower, and the Asha'man later raise a Black Tower as an echo, though it is never shown in the series.
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* MageTower: The Aes Sedai have their White Tower, and the Asha'man later raise a Black Tower as an echo, though it is never shown in the series.echo.
16th Jan '15 8:50:51 AM ZachValkyrie
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* MoreDakka: Arrows of Fire [[spoiler:one of the weaves Rand learns from Lews Therin.]]
1st Oct '14 9:00:05 AM sgamer82
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* MasqueradingAsTheUnseen: The Forsaken typically wear a cloak of darkness or similar effect while dealing with their minions, partly for intimidation but also to hide the fact that the minion might recognise whatever prominent figure they're pretending to be. Elayne takes advantage of this in the penultimate book to get information out of one of her captives by pretending to be a displeased mistress. However, her lack of knowledge about certain imminent plans allows the captive to catch on pretty quickly.
1st Sep '14 12:22:12 PM morenohijazo
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* PromotedFanboy: Brandon Sanderson, who now gets to complete the series.

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* PromotedFanboy: Brandon Sanderson, ProphecyPileup: [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler Rand al’Thor is the Dragon Reborn]] who now gets to complete must follow the series.(fragmented) Prophecies of the Dragon. He is also the Dragon Reborn to the Seanchan who follow a different version of the prophecy, the Car’a’carn who will [[DestructiveSaviour lead and destroy and save]] the Aiel people, and the Coramoor to the Sea Folk. In addition, his actions (and even his birth) tie in to various Aes Sedai Foretellings and he manages to fulfil other prophecies such as the ‘end of the time of illusions’ for people on Tremalking.
26th Aug '14 3:20:05 AM Divra
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* MultiMeleeMaster. Juilin Sandar. As a professional thief-catcher (think private investigator/bounty hunter for hire) he usually needs to take armed opponents alive, so his usual weapons are a [[DualWielding sword-breaker and cudgel]]. However, he still carries a sword which comes out in situations when bringing home the bacon becomes less urgent than surviving the fight ahead.
15th Aug '14 2:01:32 AM Teddroe
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* PreClimaxClimax: Happens a few times in the final book. Explicitly [[InvokedTrope invoked]] by [[spoiler: Aviendha when she's talking to Elayne about going to Rand. Also implied to occur later with Elayne herself when Rand visits her command HQ.]]
6th Aug '14 1:59:56 AM Teddroe
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** Implied to happen at least occasionally with members of the Green Ajah.
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