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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).
17th Jan '17 4:17:11 PM Vir
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** Egwene: during the fifth book, as she takes the Aiel code of honor to heart, thus setting up several MomentsOfAwesome in the 11th and 12th books. Interestingly, it's not really a combat-application level, but more of a moral-rectitude one, the kind Rosa Parks took when she sat down on a bus and said, "[[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica No: ''you'' move]]."

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** Egwene: during the fifth book, as she takes the Aiel code of honor to heart, thus setting up several MomentsOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Moments of Awesome]] in the 11th and 12th books. Interestingly, it's not really a combat-application level, but more of a moral-rectitude one, the kind Rosa Parks took when she sat down on a bus and said, "[[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica No: ''you'' move]]."
19th Dec '16 4:43:45 AM Morgenthaler
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** Trollocs, Myrddraal ''et al'' never got any ''less'' dangerous; you still see them slaughtering {{Muggles}} and various armies throughout the books. The protagonists, meanwhile, are all several orders of magnitude more {{Badass}} than they started out as, with Rand's PowerLevel in particular making him a literal OneManArmy.

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** Trollocs, Myrddraal ''et al'' never got any ''less'' dangerous; you still see them slaughtering {{Muggles}} and various armies throughout the books. The protagonists, meanwhile, are all several orders of magnitude more {{Badass}} badass than they started out as, with Rand's PowerLevel in particular making him a literal OneManArmy.
18th Nov '16 9:54:01 PM captainpat
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* WomanInBlack: Semirhage, purely out of spite for Lanfear. The fact that this is one of the least unflattering things we know about her still doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of what a monster she is.
4th Jul '16 9:49:40 AM Morgenthaler
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** The first three books makes a pretty good standalone trilogy as the ''origin'' of a ChosenOne, where he collects his main allies, beats a StarterVillain, and the most difficult and important part, [[BecauseDestinySaysSo finally accepts his destiny]]. Same for the first six, by the end of which [[spoiler:the ObiWan is gone and]] everyone has come into their power and made a mark on the world. One could read the first three or six novels, stop, and leave the actual Last Battle to the imagination or fanfic. Given the pace of the writing, though, getting from the Two Rivers to the Last Battle in six books would never have been remotely possible.

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** The first three books makes a pretty good standalone trilogy as the ''origin'' of a ChosenOne, where he collects his main allies, beats a StarterVillain, and the most difficult and important part, [[BecauseDestinySaysSo finally accepts his destiny]]. Same for the first six, by the end of which [[spoiler:the ObiWan mentor is gone and]] everyone has come into their power and made a mark on the world. One could read the first three or six novels, stop, and leave the actual Last Battle to the imagination or fanfic. Given the pace of the writing, though, getting from the Two Rivers to the Last Battle in six books would never have been remotely possible.
3rd Jul '16 2:26:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* TangledFamilyTree: Rand is in the middle of this. As of book 12: [[spoiler:Rand is the half-brother of Galad by the same mother, Tigraine Mantear, although Rand and Luc/Isam are the only characters who actually know this.]] Galad is the half-brother of Elayne and Gawyn by the same father, Taringail Damodred. (Probably.) Rand is in a relationship with Elayne [[spoiler:and at the end of the series she's pregnant, expecting twins]]. Gawyn wants to kill Rand in revenge because he believes Rand killed Gawyn's mother Morgase, although she isn't actually dead. Gawyn is in love with Egwene. Egwene is a friend of Elayne's and [[ChildhoodMarriagePromise used to be betrothed to Rand]]. Morgase is now working for Rand's childhood friend Perrin as a servant. Moiraine Damodred, Rand's [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan]], is Taringail's younger half-sister, and so Galad, Gawyn, and Elayne's aunt; her [[LoveInterests Love Interest]], Thom, is one of Morgase's ex-lovers, and another Morgase ex, Gareth Bryne, is, [[spoiler:engaged to Moiraine's [[SituationalSexuality former]] [[BiTheWay lover]] Siuan]]. Tigraine's brother, Luc Mantear, is also alive and merged some way or other with Isam Mandragoran, first cousin of Lan Mandragoran, another mentor figure of Rand's and Moiraine's Warder. No characters know anything at all about Luc/Isam being alive or connected except for himself.

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* TangledFamilyTree: Rand is in the middle of this. As of book 12: [[spoiler:Rand is the half-brother of Galad by the same mother, Tigraine Mantear, although Rand and Luc/Isam are the only characters who actually know this.]] Galad is the half-brother of Elayne and Gawyn by the same father, Taringail Damodred. (Probably.) Rand is in a relationship with Elayne [[spoiler:and at the end of the series she's pregnant, expecting twins]]. Gawyn wants to kill Rand in revenge because he believes Rand killed Gawyn's mother Morgase, although she isn't actually dead. Gawyn is in love with Egwene. Egwene is a friend of Elayne's and [[ChildhoodMarriagePromise used to be betrothed to Rand]]. Morgase is now working for Rand's childhood friend Perrin as a servant. Moiraine Damodred, Rand's [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan]], Obi-Wan, is Taringail's younger half-sister, and so Galad, Gawyn, and Elayne's aunt; her [[LoveInterests Love Interest]], Thom, is one of Morgase's ex-lovers, and another Morgase ex, Gareth Bryne, is, [[spoiler:engaged to Moiraine's [[SituationalSexuality former]] [[BiTheWay lover]] Siuan]]. Tigraine's brother, Luc Mantear, is also alive and merged some way or other with Isam Mandragoran, first cousin of Lan Mandragoran, another mentor figure of Rand's and Moiraine's Warder. No characters know anything at all about Luc/Isam being alive or connected except for himself.
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