History TheWheelOfTime / TropesMToR

7th Aug '17 11:34:51 AM daveryan3
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** Though not being able to learn or just finding it funny, the Shadow decided that wording the Darkfriends' oath so that they are bound to keep his secrets until the hour of their death would be a good idea. [[spoiler: For those last 60 minutes, though, anything goes - including exposing the entire Black Ajah operation within the white tower so that Egwene can remove most (it not all) of it. Counts as fixing it for both Verin, who did the exposing, and Shaitan, who worded the oath like that.]]

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** Though Through not being able to learn or just finding it funny, the Shadow decided that wording the Darkfriends' oath so that they are bound to keep his secrets until the hour of their death would be a good idea. [[spoiler: For those last 60 minutes, though, anything goes - including exposing the entire Black Ajah operation within the white tower so that Egwene can remove most (it not all) of it. Counts as fixing it for both Verin, who did the exposing, and Shaitan, who worded the oath like that.]]
7th Aug '17 11:27:18 AM daveryan3
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** Male channeller among the Aiel? You get to head off into the blight to kill as much as you can before you die. How noble, how heroic, how brave[[spoiler:...except that you end up getting converted into an evil channeller - a ''Samma N'Sei'' - and thus the Aiel have been inadvertently gifting the Shadow with channellers for hundreds of years. The good Aiel do a collective forehead slap when they realize this]].


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** Though not being able to learn or just finding it funny, the Shadow decided that wording the Darkfriends' oath so that they are bound to keep his secrets until the hour of their death would be a good idea. [[spoiler: For those last 60 minutes, though, anything goes - including exposing the entire Black Ajah operation within the white tower so that Egwene can remove most (it not all) of it. Counts as fixing it for both Verin, who did the exposing, and Shaitan, who worded the oath like that.]]
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.
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