YMMV / The Stormlight Archive

YMMV tropes for the entire Stormlight Archive. YMMV tropes for The Way of Kings are here, and Words of Radiance are here.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Lopen, a bridgeman of lesser importance, is incredibly popular for his cheery attitude and for providing Plucky Comic Relief, along with his vast amount of family members. Almost every time Lopen appears, he's brought another one of his cousins with him.
    • Adolin, the one of Dalinar's sons who does not become a Radiant, has instead become one of fandom's favourites, thanks largely to his personality and the fact that even with his privileged upbringing, he's still an underdog compared to all the blossoming Radiants. It helps he's a premiere Badass Normal, too.
    • Lift, despite having appeared in just a single interlude chapter, has become one of people's favourites thanks to her personality and actions throughout her chapter. There's a bit of Broken Base, though - some people find her light-hearted attitude and speech patterns annoying.
  • Jerkass Woobie: 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.
  • The Woobie: Several characters have this at times, particularly Kaladin and Dalinar.