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** Perrin initially gives into his inner wolf to blast through the dream, but Faile's prison starts erecting iron-clad defenses immune to tooth and claw. This would be insurmountable for a beast, [[DropTheHammer but not a blacksmith.]]


-->'''Rand:''' I will never serve you, Father of Lies. In a thousand lives I never have. I know that. I'm sure of it. Come. It is time to die.

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-->'''Rand:''' I will never serve you, Father of Lies. [[EpiphanyComeback In a thousand lives I never have. I know that. I'm sure of it. ]] Come. It is time to die.

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* Mat, upon joining the battle with the Aes Sedai in Kandor, leads a daring charge to relieve the White Tower's lines intending just to get a feel for the battle, and in the process, ''unintentionally'', he dismantles doubts about his appointment as Prince of the Ravens, earns the loyalty of a prominent detractor of his while accidentally raising him to the low blood under him, and captures one of the Sharan channelers as a personally marath damane. The "feel" for the battle that he gets is enough for him to correctly conclude that Gareth Bryn was compromised, and that he had to act immediately to prevent a complete disaster on the field. In light of this demonstration of his prowess with only an hour or so's presence on the field, Fortuona places all of the Seanchan's armies under his command.

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* In general, all three Ta'veren finally realize how powerful their twisting of fate is and begin exploiting it full-force. Perrin is able to analyze the Whitecloak situation in a GenreSavvy way, puts his trust in the pattern, and is able to not only bury the hatchet with them, finally, but also bring them into the fold under his command, as well as talking Elayne from executing him on the spot for rebellion to raising him as an independant lord. Mat ruthlessly exploits his luck to be the first person perhaps ''ever'' to get what he wanted from the Finn and come out the other side (relatively) unscathed. Rand's twisting of coincidence singlehandedly saves Arad Doman, by willing the pattern to make it so that what appeared to be every bag of grain in the city being spoiled was actually just the bags of grain that had already been checked being spoiled, with the thousands of others actually being fine.

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* Elaida, of all people, gets one when she humiliates, demotes and punishes [[KickTheSonOfABitch the head of the frigging Black Ajah]] and then (accidentally) starts the hunt for Black Sisters.

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* [[CoolHorse Bela]] gets one when she carries Olver and the Horn of Valere away from Trollocs. Despite her age, small size and lack of training she's able to dig in and run like a purebred racehorse in her effort to get Olver to safety. She successfully weaves through the camp only to get hit by an arrow before she can escape. Luckily she was able to get Olver far enough for him to find a place to hide.


** Egwene's counterattack during the raid: Forming a circle of Novices, grabbing the most powerful ''sa'angreal'' in the Tower, and basically becoming a OneWomanArmy that brings most of the Seanchan's attention towards her ''while still under the effects of forkroot!''


* Although they're the bad guys, the Seanchan get one when they attack the White Tower and actually manage to knock the smugness out of it.

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* Although they're the bad guys, {{Hero Antagonist}}s, the Seanchan get one when they attack the White Tower and actually manage to knock the smugness out of it.it ''and'' solving the Tower's problem of Elaida for it at the same time.
** Egwene's counterattack during the raid: Forming a circle of Novices, grabbing the most powerful ''sa'angreal'' in the Tower, and basically becoming a OneWomanArmy that brings most of the Seanchan's attention towards her ''while still under the effects of forkroot!''


** It was a moment so awesome the entire next book consisted of nothing but different characters' reactions to it. (It was a terrible book, but still.)

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** It was a moment so awesome the entire next book consisted of nothing but different characters' reactions to it. (It it.
** The amount of Power involved
was enough to get all of the available Forsaken to collectively shit their pants, drop ''everything'' they were doing at that moment, and rush over to try and stop him. But Rand's supporters and followers who went with him all get a terrible book, but still.)collective awesome moment in driving the Forsaken off with minimal losses.



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* Egwene gets a small one when she realizes that, to be a leader, she needs to actually ''lead'' and not leave a dangerous mission assigned to a Novice when she's much more capable of handling it herself. Thus, she switches places with Bode Cauthon (Mat's sister) to cripple Tar Valon's ports by turning several parts into unbreakable Heartstone. She gets halfway done, doing enough damage to allow her group's siege to continue, before getting ambushed and captured thanks to a traitor.
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* Egwene getting kidnapped in ''Crossroads of Twilight'' was [[IdiotBall not one of her better moments]]. Her measly couple of chapters here, where she starts subverting the White Tower from within, even under punishments severe enough that ''she has to be Healed after each session'', [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome rather makes up for it]].

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* Egwene getting kidnapped in ''Crossroads of Twilight'' was [[IdiotBall not one of her better moments]].moments. Her measly couple of chapters here, where she starts subverting the White Tower from within, even under punishments severe enough that ''she has to be Healed after each session'', [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome rather makes up for it]].



* Perrin's tactics that not only win the Battle of Malden against 5-to-1 odds against ''Aiel''. He does so with minimal casualties of his own men, defeats and routs the Shaido once and for all, gains the respect of the Seanchan commander to the point of her trying to convince the Empress that they should seek alliances rather than conquests, rescues his wife and several others, and indirectly solves the problems caused by the Prophet and Dragonsworn when they are all-but decimated during the battle.

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* Perrin's tactics that not only win the Battle of Malden against 5-to-1 odds against ''Aiel''. He does so with minimal casualties of to his own men, defeats and routs the Shaido once and for all, gains the respect of the Seanchan commander to the point of her trying to convince the Empress that they should seek alliances rather than conquests, rescues his wife and several others, and indirectly solves the problems caused by the Prophet and Dragonsworn when they are all-but decimated during the battle.



** Morgase gets her moment during all of this as, despite being the weakest female channeler in the series, she's able to muster enough of the Power to send a signal to her group's allies to save them from a collapsed house.



** Mat's actions cause the penultimate scene in the book to end with one as High Lady Suroth is publically outed as a Darkfriend and punished in a manner that is AFateWorstThanDeath for Seanchan by Tuon.

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** Mat's actions cause the penultimate scene in the book to end with one as High Lady Suroth is publically outed as a Darkfriend and punished in a manner that is AFateWorstThanDeath AFateWorseThanDeath for Seanchan by Tuon.

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** He's given the Borderlander title of Dreadbane for killing the first Myrdraal with assistance, then realizes he has nothing to lose when taking on (and killing) a second one by himself without showing any fear.
--->'''Talmanes:''' I found the secret to defeating them. You just have to be dead already.


* Rodel Ituralde's battle in Saldaea, managing to just barely hold off a titanic shadowspawn invasion force until Rand's forces arrived.

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* Rodel Ituralde's battle in Saldaea, managing to just barely hold off a titanic shadowspawn invasion force until Rand's forces arrived. This was also the very first time he had ever fought actual Shadowspawn and the governor of the city he was defending, Maradon, was a Darkfriend.

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* Silviana gets her own moment during everything Egwene does above by refusing Elaida's orders, being imprisoned in Egwene's place, and facing execution for saying Elaida was going too far. This ends up getting her publicly recognized by Egwene for being the only one to stand up to a tyrant Amyrlin and gets her named as Egwene's Keeper of the Chronicles both as a reward and as a gesture of goodwill to the Red Ajah to help further heal the Tower rift.

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** Mat's actions cause the penultimate scene in the book to end with one as High Lady Suroth is publically outed as a Darkfriend and punished in a manner that is AFateWorstThanDeath for Seanchan by Tuon.

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** The icing on the cake is that the aftermath of the battle also results in a severe crippling of the Black Ajah when their Supreme Leader is carried off back to the Waste for the rest of her life.


** What's even better about her speech is that she uses the Aes Sedai ranking system of always deferring to the one who is stronger in the One Power against Merilille. Elayne basically says, "I'm not only here under direct orders from the Amylrin Seat, but am the second-strongest channeller here (the strongest also being under the same orders). ''You'' will answer to ''me!'' Not the other way around!"

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