History TheWheelOfTime / TropesMToR

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.
17th Jul '16 7:40:07 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: The [[spoiler: Sharans]] in the last book; the protagonists know nothing whatsoever about them, and the reader has only the tiniest inkling of what they're like (mostly small bits of foreshadowing). They just suddenly appear and start dealing massive damage to the armies of the Light.

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideContextProblem: The [[spoiler: Sharans]] in the last book; the protagonists know nothing whatsoever about them, and the reader has only the tiniest inkling of what they're like (mostly small bits of foreshadowing). They just suddenly appear and start dealing massive damage to the armies of the Light.
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.
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