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14th May '18 7:03:14 PM DanaO
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** The Aes Sedai training regimen is a prolonged version developed for a very different purpose. The White Tower is as much a SchoolForScheming as it is a WizardingSchool; its purpose is to ensure that students come out as women of immense mental fortitude as well as skill with the One Power, without breaking them in the process.

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** The Aes Sedai training regimen is a prolonged version developed for a very different purpose. The White Tower is as much a SchoolForScheming as it is a WizardingSchool; its purpose is to ensure that students come out as women of immense mental fortitude as well as skill with the One Power, without breaking them in the process. It's unclear if it was intentionally designed to also push trainees into breaking the established rules to keep up, but this happens and helps prepare them for the Aes Sedai SilkHidingSteel attitude where everybody suspects nobody really lives up to the mask but that they all have to work together to keep up the mystique.
13th Dec '17 6:15:09 AM GunarmDyne
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** One used early on that sounds more like a PrecisionFStrike than a grunt is "Faugh!" Even Moiraine drops one late in ''The Eye of the World'' after the Ways ruin her staff.
12th Dec '17 11:29:49 AM GunarmDyne
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** Also in ''A Memory of Light'' is a shout-out to the fandom. The inn that Mat ends up in while infiltrating Ebou Dar has an innkeeper and her Seanchan husband. They are expies of the Track Director of the now-gone Wheel of Time Track at DragonCon (and primary organizer of the Wheel of Time's own fan convention, JordanCon), and her husband, with names based on theirs, and personalities very much based on theirs.

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** Also in ''A Memory of Light'' is a shout-out to the fandom. The inn that Mat ends up in while infiltrating Ebou Dar has an innkeeper and her Seanchan husband. They are expies of the Track Director of the now-gone Wheel of Time Track at DragonCon [=DragonCon=] (and primary organizer of the Wheel of Time's own fan convention, JordanCon), [=JordanCon=]), and her husband, with names based on theirs, and personalities very much based on theirs.
8th Oct '17 11:38:56 PM BoukenDutch
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* TrackingSpell: A "Finder", a weave of the One Power that can be laid on an object or person and broadcasts its location to the caster thereafter. Elayne scares a paroled ex-con into going straight by telling him that she can always find him, neglecting to mention that she's actually tracking his metal belt buckles, since the weave wears off a living subject in a matter of days.
20th Aug '17 2:12:56 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: The series (especially the early books) is often described as ''TheLordOfTheRings'' meets ''Franchise/{{Dune}}''. From ''TheLordOfTheRings'' we have: The Third Age, the Shire (the Two Rivers), Ents (the Ogier--they even have the same {{catchphrase}}!) and Aragorn (Lan, the ranger heir to a fallen kingdom in the north) among others. From ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' we have: the Bene Gesserit (the Aes Sedai), the Fremen (the Aiel), the rare male equivalent of a female-only sect (the Dragon), the post-technological society (though it's more lost in the Wheel of Time case rather than deliberately discarded like in Dune) and the sandworms (the worms in the Blight).
16th Mar '17 9:40:36 PM Fireblood
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* TheSoulless: The Gray Men are also known as this. They give up their souls to the Dark One, serving as his assassins. It leaves them near invisible for some reason, as their eyes will slide past the Gray Man like they aren't even there.
16th Mar '17 9:36:50 PM Fireblood
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* ScrewYouElves:- Rand's character development for at least the first five or six books is basically him losing his patience with the Aes Sedai trying to tell him what to do. The same holds for the other main characters as well to a greater or lesser extent.
** That's...somewhat of an exaggeration, but not untrue. The Aes Sedai, however, never lose their authority and ability to inspire awe and respect completely and eventually builds it back again.

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* ScrewYouElves:- ScrewYouElves: Rand's character development for at least the first five or six books is basically him losing his patience with the Aes Sedai trying to tell him what to do. The same holds for the other main characters as well to a greater or lesser extent.
** That's...somewhat of an exaggeration, but not untrue.
extent. The Aes Sedai, however, never lose their authority and ability to inspire awe and respect completely completely, and eventually builds build it back again.
15th Mar '17 8:41:37 PM Fireblood
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* StrawFeminist: Many of the female characters come off this way in the novels. The Red Ajah of the Aes Sedai is the most explicit, where it's considered mandatory to hate men on principle (they focus on [[{{DePower}} gentling]] male channelers, who all go mad and pose a threat otherwise). Even those who don't actively hate men frequently refer to them all as essentially dumb children who need to be led. In a Q&A, when someone asked Robert Jordan why these female characters are so obnoxious, he denied they were and said ''all'' women really act this way in private (based on observations of [[CreatorProvincialism his family]] as a boy).
15th Mar '17 7:39:53 AM morenohijazo
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* TheoryOfNarrativeCausality - This is pretty much what it means to be ''ta'veren''.



* ThisWasHisTrueForm: When someone dies while using [[MasterOfIllusion Mask of Mirrors]], the weave falls apart and shows the true identity of the user.
* TheoryOfNarrativeCausality - This is pretty much what it means to be ''ta'veren''.

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* ThisWasHisTrueForm: When someone dies while using [[MasterOfIllusion Mask of Mirrors]], ThinDimensionalBarrier: In the weave falls apart and shows [[TheTimeOfMyths Age of Legends]], one such site turned into the true identity volcanic EldritchLocation Shayol Ghul after scientists accidentally touched the power of [[TheAntiGod the Dark One]], who was trapped outside reality. Millennia later, it's misremembered as the physical site of the user.
* TheoryOfNarrativeCausality - This
Dark One's prison. [[spoiler:When places like these start temporarily manifesting, it's a sign that the Dark One is pretty much what it means almost ready to be ''ta'veren''.break free completely.]]


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* ThisWasHisTrueForm: When someone dies while using [[MasterOfIllusion Mask of Mirrors]], the weave falls apart and shows the true identity of the user.
21st Jan '17 11:53:27 AM daveryan3
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* XMeetsY: The series (especially the early books) is often described as ''TheLordOfTheRings'' meets ''Franchise/{{Dune}}''. From ''TheLordOfTheRings'' we have: The Third Age, the Shire (the Two Rivers), Ents (the Ogier--they even have the same {{catchphrase}}!) and Aragorn (Lan, the ranger heir to a fallen kingdom in the north) among others. From ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' we have: the Bene Gesserit (the Aes Sedai), the Fremen (the Aiel) and the sandworms (the worms in the Blight).

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* XMeetsY: The series (especially the early books) is often described as ''TheLordOfTheRings'' meets ''Franchise/{{Dune}}''. From ''TheLordOfTheRings'' we have: The Third Age, the Shire (the Two Rivers), Ents (the Ogier--they even have the same {{catchphrase}}!) and Aragorn (Lan, the ranger heir to a fallen kingdom in the north) among others. From ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' we have: the Bene Gesserit (the Aes Sedai), the Fremen (the Aiel) Aiel), the rare male equivalent of a female-only sect (the Dragon), the post-technological society (though it's more lost in the Wheel of Time case rather than deliberately discarded like in Dune) and the sandworms (the worms in the Blight).
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