YMMV tropes for the entire ''Stormlight Archive''. YMMV tropes for ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' are [[YMMV/TheWayOfKings here]], and ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' are [[YMMV/WordsOfRadiance here]].
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Lopen, a bridgeman of lesser importance, is incredibly popular for his cheery attitude and for providing PluckyComicRelief, along with his vast amount of family members. Almost every time Lopen appears, he's brought another one of his cousins with him.
* JerkassWoobie: It's hard to fully feel sorry for Szeth when he's murdering people in the name of his religion, but it's horrible to see just how disturbed the so-called peaceful philosophy of the Shin actually is, and how it can warp people's minds and actions.
* NightmareFuel: So many things, but we are given the first one straight away in the prologue - the Heralds are bound to some endless cycle of death, torture and rebirth. While alive, they fight horrific wars to stop the Desolations, and seem to be truly BlessedWithSuck. The prologue ends with one poor bugger still bound to the cycle, with the others unable to continue. [[spoiler: We see what's become of the poor guy by the end of The Way of Kings.]]
* TheWoobie: Several characters have this at times, particularly Kaladin and Dalinar.