YMMV tropes for the entire Stormlight Archive
. YMMV tropes for The Way Of Kings
- Complete Monster or Well-Intentioned Extremist: King Tarvingian. Also, if the former, is his Moral Event Horizon causing massacres all over the kingdom, or is it using a hospital (or creating it) to kill people so he can record their last prophetic words?
- Nightmare Fuel: 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 Blessed with Suck. The prologue ends with one poor bugger still bound to the cycle, with the others unable to continue. We see what's become of the poor guy by the end of The Way of Kings.
- The Woobie: Several characters have this at times, particularily Kaladin and Dalinar.
- 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.