History TheWheelOfTime / TropesMToR

22nd Apr '17 4:50:49 PM Generality
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** Justified in that there are half a dozen ways to be rendered unable to channel (exhaustion, being shielded by someone more powerful, being shielded by someone less powerful who takes you by surprise, ''steddings'', forkroot), but a sword is theoretically always useful to someone who knows how to use it.

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** Justified in that there are half a dozen ways to be rendered unable to channel (exhaustion, being shielded by someone more powerful, being shielded by someone less powerful who takes you by surprise, ''steddings'', forkroot), forkroot, and touching a weave-dissipating ''ter'angreal''), but a sword is theoretically always useful to someone who knows how to use it.


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* OurMonstersAreDifferent: All the Shadowspawn seen in the series are a mishmash of various real-world folkloric nasties:
** Trollocs are somewhere between [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orcs]] and [[AllTrollsAreDifferent trolls]] in being massive but otherwise generic fantasy dark-side fodder.
** Darkhounds are a mix of TheWildHunt and {{Hellhounds}}.
** Draghkar are vampires from a part of folklore where vampires are more like beasts than humans, except that they suck souls instead of blood.
** The Gholam is named for the {{golem}}, but in practice is a lot more like traditional vampires in that they drink blood and can get in and out of sealed rooms, in this case by squeezing through tiny openings.
** Myrddraal are probably the strangest, being based in the loosest possible way on the African myth of the "halfman", who is laterally bifurcated and literally only exists when seen from one side, allowing them to appear and attack by surprise.
17th Mar '17 2:36:07 PM rmctagg09
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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Ingtar.]]

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: RedemptionEqualsDeath:
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[[spoiler:Ingtar.]]


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* RegionalRedecoration: The Breaking of the World was a cataclysm sparked by the Dark One corrupting and driving insane every magically capable male in the Age of Legends. Their uncontrolled power rearranged the map, flooding some regions and raising impassable mountain ranges; the ruins of one coastal city are found halfway up a mountain in the middle of a desert.
19th Feb '17 8:35:21 AM Generality
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* NeverLiveItDown: The entire male gender suffers this as a result of Lews Therin and his Hundred Companions (all men) attacking the Dark One and getting the male half of the True Source tainted in the backlash. As a consequence both of the stigma against their folly and the fact that male channelers inevitably go insane and die, the entire world has undergone a political shift toward matriarchy, with men having equal status at best in most societies. The sentiment is comparable to the idea in traditionalist Judeo-Christian societies that women are flawed because Eve tempted Adam to eat the Fruit of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden.
28th Nov '16 5:05:30 AM rTicWolf
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** Before Verin [[spoiler: went to Tar Valon to betray the Black Ajah to Egwene, an action which she knew would probably require her death]], she gave Mat a sealed letter, asking him to obey it if he were to open it, or to wait a certain period of time for her to return and reclaim it. She counted on Mat's powerful curiosity to make him open it within a few days, but underestimated his extreme distrust of Aes Sedai. By the time [[spoiler: Olver]] opens it, the [[spoiler: Trolloc army using the waygates to bypass Andor's defenses and take the capital has already arrived, nearly costing the Light to lose at Tarmon Gaidon]]

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** Before Verin [[spoiler: went to Tar Valon to betray the Black Ajah to Egwene, an action which she knew would probably require her death]], she gave Mat a sealed letter, asking him to obey it if he were to open it, or to wait a certain period of time for her to return and reclaim it. She counted on Mat's powerful curiosity to make him open it within a few days, but underestimated his extreme distrust of Aes Sedai. By the time [[spoiler: Olver]] opens it, the [[spoiler: Trolloc army using the waygates to bypass Andor's defenses and take the capital has already arrived, nearly costing causing the Light to lose at Tarmon Gaidon]]
31st Oct '16 12:04:09 PM intastiel
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* MysteriousVeil: The Aiel's standard combat gear, such that "Like a veiled Aiel" is a common idiom.
3rd Aug '16 9:20:40 AM Generality
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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In ''The Shadow Rising'', after Aram, a Tinker, opts to take up the sword, Perrin nearly chokes on his drink while Aram's grandmother runs in shouting a BigNo.
3rd Aug '16 6:58:25 AM GunarmDyne
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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In ''The Shadow Rising'', after Aram, a Tinker, opts to take up the sword, Perrin nearly chokes on his drink while Aram's grandmother runs in shouting a BigNo.



* PerfectPacifistPeople: Tinkers.

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* PerfectPacifistPeople: Tinkers.Tinkers and those who adopt The Way of the Leaf, including [[spoiler:previously, the Aiel]].
3rd Aug '16 6:48:26 AM GunarmDyne
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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: The way that Sanderson had to condense the final conclusion to a legendary KudzuPlot into AMemoryOfLight caused a few of these, sadly. The epic speech from Loial to the Ogier Stump that [[spoiler:convinced the Ogier to rise up and fight in the Last Battle]] is one; many people also felt that [[spoiler:the conversation between Tuon and Artur Hawkwing]] was another.

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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: The way that Sanderson had to condense the final conclusion to a legendary KudzuPlot into AMemoryOfLight ''A Memory Of Light'' caused a few of these, sadly. The epic speech from Loial to the Ogier Stump that [[spoiler:convinced the Ogier to rise up and fight in the Last Battle]] is one; many people also felt that [[spoiler:the conversation between Tuon and Artur Hawkwing]] was another.
2nd Aug '16 9:05:44 AM GunarmDyne
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Nynaeve's attempts to get herself and Elayne out of the menagerie and safely to Salidar cause Samara to explode in riots and countless people to be injured or killed, because she made the mistake of asking both Galad and Masema to help them find a boat, resulting in the Whitecloaks and the Prophet's Dragonsworn battling over it.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** From the first book, after being repeatedly told to trust absolutely no one and say nothing about the Trolloc attack on Emond's Field or draw attention to the party, Rand not only has a lengthy discussion with Padan Fain about the attack, but also blabs about the group's travel plans. Since Fain was the Darkfriend who led the Shadowspawn to Emond's Field to begin with, that easily let him rally several Trolloc units to attack the party on Caemlyn Road shortly thereafter.
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Nynaeve's attempts to get herself and Elayne out of the menagerie and safely to Salidar cause Samara to explode in riots and countless people to be injured or killed, because she made the mistake of asking both Galad and Masema to help them find a boat, resulting in the Whitecloaks and the Prophet's Dragonsworn battling over it.
2nd Aug '16 8:53:55 AM GunarmDyne
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* OhCrap: Be'lal and Asmodean, along with several others.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
** One from the first book when Perrin delivers just three words to Rand and Mat, "Nynaeve is inside."[[note]]She had tracked and followed them when they fled Emond's Field all the day to the inn they were staying at in Baerlon.[[/note]]
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Be'lal and Asmodean, along with several others.others right before their deaths.
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