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* After being betrayed by a former friend and losing the last of his closest companions, Lan gets ready to effectively kill himself by riding into the Blight and fighting by himself for as long as he could. However, Moiraine gives him something new to live for by revealing her mission to seek out the Dragon Reborn and asks for his help by choosing him as her Warder. He accepts and thus begins a partnership that sets lasts for twenty years.

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* After being betrayed by a former friend and losing the last of his closest companions, Lan gets ready to effectively kill himself by riding into the Blight and fighting by himself for as long as he could. However, Moiraine gives him something new to live for by revealing her mission to seek out the Dragon Reborn and asks for his help by choosing him as her Warder. He accepts and thus begins a partnership that sets lasts for twenty years.years and culminates in the start of the main story.

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* After being betrayed by a former friend and losing the last of his closest companions, Lan gets ready to effectively kill himself by riding into the Blight and fighting by himself for as long as he could. However, Moiraine gives him something new to live for by revealing her mission to seek out the Dragon Reborn and asks for his help by choosing him as her Warder. He accepts and thus begins a partnership that sets lasts for twenty years.
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* Nynaeve has just endured the most hellish test for the shawl in the history of the Tower, just barely raised to full Aes Sedai, and practically forced Myrelle to hand over Lan's Warder bond. The whole thing comes to a head when she collapses in relief and realizes everything she'd just done was worth it with two words, "He's alive."

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* After Mat's first encounter with the ''gholam'' in the book that left his servant and four Redarms dead, Mat is scared to death that Olver also got killed. After finding out Noal had kept Olver in his own tent after the lad fell asleep rather than carrying him back to Mat's, Mat hugs the old man and thanks him for saving Olver's life.


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* When does Tuon finally begin calling Mat by name? After completing their marriage ceremony.



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* Meta Example: Charlz Guybon is a character whose name was chosen via an auction for an English charity fundraiser that Robert Jordan participated in. The winner, a woman, had the character named after her husband.



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** Rand's reaction and subsequent joy to celebrate Loial's wedding is one of the very rare moments we get to see that, for all of his attempts to harden his spirit prior to his epiphany at the end of Book 12, his original humanity still surfaces every now and then.



* All the Lan perspective bits were great, but the best is easily in the chapter "Stronger Than Blood"
-->''Burn that woman,'' Lan thought as he heard the call being raised through the fortress. He'd been outmaneuvered. ''Curse Nynaeve. And bless her, too.'' He tried to send a sense of love and frustration through the bond to her.
-->And then, with a deep sigh, he gave in. "The Golden Crane flies for Tarmon Gai'don," Lan said softly. "Let any man who wishes to follow join and fight."
-->He closed his eyes as the call went up. It soon became a cheer. Then a roar.
* Morgase and Tallanvor's marriage.

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* All the Lan perspective bits were great, but the best is easily in the chapter "Stronger Than Blood"
Blood," especially since it takes place after his Warder bond had finally been passed to Nynaeve.
-->''Burn that woman,'' Lan thought as he heard the call being raised through the fortress. He'd been outmaneuvered. ''Curse Nynaeve. And bless her, too.'' He tried to send a sense of love and frustration through the bond to her.
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* Morgase and Tallanvor's marriage. Perrin's utterly floundering through the ceremony only makes it better.



* Morgase and Galad's reunion. The latter thought the former was dead and killed a man whom he thought killed the latter (and guilty of many other crimes) and agonized of it (for a little). The scene even caused MoodWhiplash to a tense situation.

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* Morgase and Galad's reunion. The latter thought the former was dead and killed a man whom he thought killed the latter (and guilty of many other crimes) and agonized of over it (for a little).little while). The scene even caused MoodWhiplash to a tense situation.

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* Loial's wedding to Erith. It's simple, but powerful. And, when Trollocs attack the mansion immediately after the ceremony and Loial joins in the fighting, Erith- who had heard the stories of what he'd done at Emond's Field and Dumai's Wells," gives him an axe to fight with and tells him, "You are my hero."

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* Elayne and Aviendha participating in the Aiel Rebirth Ceremony to become first-sisters with Amys as their new mutual mother.



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* Despite the bad blood between Mat and Egwene, he and his men are among the first to actually show her some respect as Amyrlin when he sees that no one else, especially the rebel Aes Sedai group, is doing so.


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* After [[spoiler: Ingtar]] is revealed to be a darkfriend, he prepares to lay down his life to let Rand escape and redeem himself. Rand in turn [[spoiler: doesn't fight Ingtar's decision and says the Shienaran funeral rites which greatly relieves him and gives him peace with himself.]]

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* After [[spoiler: Ingtar]] Ingtar is revealed to be a darkfriend, he prepares to lay down his life to let Rand escape and redeem himself. Rand in turn [[spoiler: doesn't fight Ingtar's decision and says the Shienaran funeral rites which greatly relieves him and gives him peace with himself.]]
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* In ''The Dragon Reborn'', Mat tells Thom that he'll only help people that can pay, because only idiots help for free. Just as he finishes saying that, he sees a mother with three children who are all crying because they're so hungry. He's got several fat purses on him. So what does he do? He gives one of them to the mother and tells her to buy her children some food. "Only idiots", eh, Mat?

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* In ''The Dragon Reborn'', Mat tells Thom that he'll only help people that can pay, because only idiots help for free. Just as he finishes saying that, he sees a mother with three children who are all crying because they're so hungry. He's got several fat purses on him. So what does he do? He gives one of them to the mother and tells her to buy her children some food. "Only idiots", eh, Mat?



* At the end of ''The Shadow Rising'' after the battle of Emond's Field, Perrin meets a young child who gives his name as Jaim Aybara, [[spoiler: Perrin's only living blood kin]]. Jaim tops it off by proclaiming that he won't ever get married, because GirlsHaveCooties.
* In ''Shadow Rising,'' Rand clearly states that although Tam is not his father by blood, he is still his father in every other way and that's all that matters in the end.
-->My father is Tam al'Thor. He found me, raised me, loved me. I wish I could have known you, Janduin, but Tam is my father.
* In ''Shadow Rising'', Faile comes in from helping Mistress al'Vere bake bread, and tells Perrin she actually enjoyed it and wants to do it again. His response, that that makes sense as they won't want to just keep buying food forever, puts a delighted smile on her face that puzzles him. Faile understood, even though Perrin hadn't, that he wants to be with her for the rest of his life.
* Perrin and Faile [[spoiler:getting married just before the final battle]]. Also counts as a TearJerker, at least until [[spoiler:she brings reinforcements from the next town over, rather than BringNewsBack to the rest of Andor and leave him to die, as was the plan]].

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* At the end of ''The Shadow Rising'' after the battle of Emond's Field, Perrin meets a young child who gives his name as Jaim Aybara, [[spoiler: Perrin's only living blood kin]]. Jaim tops it off by proclaiming that he won't ever get married, because GirlsHaveCooties.
* In ''Shadow Rising,'' Rand clearly states that although Tam is not his father by blood, he is still his father in every other way and that's all that matters in the end.
-->My father is Tam al'Thor. He found me, raised me, loved me. I wish I could have known you, Janduin, but Tam is my father.
* In ''Shadow Rising'',
Faile comes in from helping Mistress al'Vere bake bread, and tells Perrin she actually enjoyed it and wants to do it again. His response, that that makes sense as they won't want to just keep buying food forever, puts a delighted smile on her face that puzzles him. Faile understood, even though Perrin hadn't, that he wants to be with her for the rest of his life.
* Perrin and Faile [[spoiler:getting getting married just before the final battle]]. battle. Also counts as a TearJerker, at least until [[spoiler:she she brings reinforcements from the next town over, rather than BringNewsBack to the rest of Andor and leave him to die, as was the plan]].plan.
* After the battle of Emond's Field, Perrin meets a young child who gives his name as Jaim Aybara, Perrin's only living blood kin. Jaim tops it off by proclaiming that he won't ever get married, because GirlsHaveCooties.




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* Rand clearly states that although Tam is not his father by blood, he is still his father in every other way and that's all that matters in the end.
--> '''Rand:''' My father is Tam al'Thor. He found me, raised me, loved me. I wish I could have known you, Janduin, but Tam is my father.



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* [[IronLady Siuan]] being healed from [[FateWorseThanDeath stilling]].
-->For a moment Siuan only stared, expressionless. Then the glow of ''saidar'' enveloped her. Gasps filled the room. Slowly Siuan leaned forward and kissed Nynaeve on either cheek. A tear leaked down her face, then another, and abruptly Siuan was weeping, hugging herself and shaking; the gleaming aura around her faded away.



* A small one, but noteworthy considering who it comes from. Early in ''A Crown of Swords'', the Maidens sneak Rand and a couple Asha'Man in Caemlyn's palace for a meeting with Bael and Lord Bashere. This is shortly after Rand was rescued from Dumai's Wells and he near freaks out when Jalani pulls a hood down on his face.

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* A small one, but noteworthy considering who it comes from. from: Early in ''A Crown of Swords'', in, the Maidens sneak Rand and a couple Asha'Man in Caemlyn's palace for a meeting with Bael and Lord Bashere. This is shortly after Rand was rescued from Dumai's Wells and he near freaks out when Jalani pulls a hood down on his face.



* ''A Crown of Swords'', when Lan rescues Nynaeve from drowning and they finally reunite followed by them getting married.

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* ''A Crown of Swords'', when When Lan rescues Nynaeve from drowning and they finally reunite followed reunite. Followed by them getting married.



* Aviendha, Elayne and Min bonding Rand in Winter's Heart.
* Also in Winter's Heart, Rand leaving a flower on Elayne's bed, a call back to the flower he attempted to make from some feathers back in Tear in book 4 (feathers which she had kept as a memento in the following months)

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* Aviendha, Elayne and Min bonding Rand in Winter's Heart.Rand.
* Also in Winter's Heart, Rand leaving a flower on Elayne's bed, a call back to the flower he attempted to make from some feathers back in Tear in book 4 (feathers which she had kept as a memento in the following months)



* The end of ''The Gathering Storm'' with Rand's catharsis, wrapped up by the last line of the book:

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* The end of ''The Gathering Storm'' with Siuan finally bonding Gareth Bryne.
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Rand's catharsis, wrapped up by the last line of the book:



* In ''The Gathering Storm'', Siuan finally bonding Gareth Bryne.

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* In ''The Gathering Storm'', Siuan finally bonding Gareth Bryne.



* In ''Towers of Midnight'', the emotional reunion between Rand and Tam, where Rand tearfully embraces and begs for his father's forgiveness, ''finally'' shows the warmer, loving side of Rand that has not been seen in a ''very long'' time. This scene not only [[HappilyAdopted reinforces the strong bond]] that exists between Rand and his adoptive father, but also shows how human and young Rand still is.
** Actually, a great deal of the most heartwarming moments in the series seem to revolve around Rand and his strong relationship with his adoptive father.
* ''Towers of Midnight'' All the Lan perspective bits were great, but the best is easily in the chapter "Stronger Than Blood"

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* In ''Towers of Midnight'', The first chapter, where Rand is able to use his newfound epiphany to give hope back to an old man and his village. The fact that it's a minor CallBack to a scene from the first book helps- it really brings to light how far Rand has come in two and a half years: from [[ActionSurvivor terrified shepherd boy]] to [[MessianicArchetype Messiah]].
* The
emotional reunion between Rand and Tam, where Rand tearfully embraces and begs for his father's forgiveness, ''finally'' shows the warmer, loving side of Rand that has not been seen in a ''very long'' time. This scene not only [[HappilyAdopted reinforces the strong bond]] that exists between Rand and his adoptive father, but also shows how human and young Rand still is.
** Actually, In general, a great deal of the most heartwarming moments in the series seem to revolve around Rand and his strong relationship with his adoptive father.
* ''Towers of Midnight'' All the Lan perspective bits were great, but the best is easily in the chapter "Stronger Than Blood"



* [[spoiler:Morgase and Tallanvor's]] marriage in ''Towers of Midnight''.
* Near the end of ''Towers of Midnight'', when Perrin meets Boundless. For most of the series, he's been terrified of losing control and becoming like Noam, the Wolfbrother who had become a wolf in his mind, and rejects his ability for fear of becoming a monster. When he meets the wolf that was once Noam, he realizes that Noam only became a wolf because he didn't want to be human anymore; each Wolfbrother's path is whatever he chooses to be, and Perrin was never in danger of losing his humanity. It's the perfect resolution to Perrin's character arc and helps him find the middle ground he seeks.
* The first chapter of ''Towers of Midnight'', where Rand is able to use his newfound epiphany to give hope back to an old man and his village. The fact that it's a minor CallBack to a scene from the first book helps- it really brings to light how far Rand has come in two and a half years: from [[ActionSurvivor terrified shepherd boy]] to [[MessianicArchetype Messiah]].
* Rand introducing Min to his father in ''Towers of Midnight''. One of the most humanizing moments in the entire series.
* [[spoiler:Morgase and Galad's]] reunion. The latter thought the former was dead and killed a man whom he thought killed the latter (and guilty of many other crimes) and agonized of it (for a little). The scene even cause MoodWhiplash to tense situation.

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* [[spoiler:Morgase Morgase and Tallanvor's]] marriage in ''Towers of Midnight''.
Tallanvor's marriage.
* Near the end of ''Towers of Midnight'', end, when Perrin meets Boundless. For most of the series, he's been terrified of losing control and becoming like Noam, the Wolfbrother who had become a wolf in his mind, and rejects his ability for fear of becoming a monster. When he meets the wolf that was once Noam, he realizes that Noam only became a wolf because he didn't want to be human anymore; each Wolfbrother's path is whatever he chooses to be, and Perrin was never in danger of losing his humanity. It's the perfect resolution to Perrin's character arc and helps him find the middle ground he seeks.
* The first chapter of ''Towers of Midnight'', where Rand is able to use his newfound epiphany to give hope back to an old man and his village. The fact that it's a minor CallBack to a scene from the first book helps- it really brings to light how far Rand has come in two and a half years: from [[ActionSurvivor terrified shepherd boy]] to [[MessianicArchetype Messiah]].
* Rand introducing Min to his father in ''Towers of Midnight''.father. One of the most humanizing moments in the entire series.
* [[spoiler:Morgase Morgase and Galad's]] Galad's reunion. The latter thought the former was dead and killed a man whom he thought killed the latter (and guilty of many other crimes) and agonized of it (for a little). The scene even cause caused MoodWhiplash to a tense situation.




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* Egwene and Gawyn bonding.
* Fandom Example: A long-standing member of a fansite died of cancer in the summer of 2010. When Creator/BrandonSanderson found out, he agreed to use her name in the next book. Then ''Towers of Midnight'' was published and her friends learned the character was one of Rand and Aviendha's daughters and a POV character.



* The arrival of [[spoiler:Moiraine]] at the Field of Merrilor in Book 14. [[spoiler:Rand is in awe of her arrival, assuming her dead for some time, but is snapped out of his anger at Egwene. Forces on both sides aiming for good DopeSlap [[AuthorityInNameOnly Roedran of Murandy]] with BlowYouAway when he tries to interrupt. And, as the highest of it all, Nynaeve, who had been characterized early on partially by her hatred of Moiraine for her control of her life, introduces herself again by ''hugging her and crying'', utterly shocking Perrin. She does, however, say that [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain Lan can never find out about it.]]]]
* Pretty much any scene involving the relationship between [[spoiler: Androl and Pevara]] in Book 14.

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* The arrival of [[spoiler:Moiraine]] Moiraine at the Field of Merrilor in Book 14. [[spoiler:Rand Rand is in awe of her arrival, assuming her dead for some time, but is snapped out of his anger at Egwene. Forces on both sides aiming for good DopeSlap [[AuthorityInNameOnly Roedran of Murandy]] with BlowYouAway when he tries to interrupt. And, as the highest of it all, Nynaeve, who had been characterized early on partially by her hatred of Moiraine for her control of her life, introduces herself again by ''hugging her and crying'', utterly shocking Perrin. She does, however, say that [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain Lan can never find out about it.]]]]
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* Pretty much any scene involving the relationship between [[spoiler: Androl and Pevara]] Pevara in Book 14.



* [[spoiler:Logain]] finally gets the "glory" the Min foresaw for him near the end of Book 14. [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight By doing what's right.]]

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* [[spoiler:Logain]] Logain finally gets the "glory" the Min foresaw for him near the end of Book 14. [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight By doing what's right.]]



* Rand's final fate. [[spoiler: After spending two years of his life fighting against darkness, he's given a second chance to live the life he's always wanted to, simply WanderingTheEarth as a [[BroughtDownToNormal somewhat]] [[RealityWarper normal]], if physically impressive, specimen of mankind. After you realize that this was something that he'd been dreaming about doing ''since the first book'', and after all the pain, suffering, responsibility and loss, to find that he can just walk away from it all, once more healthy and strong, to find his own happiness... he certainly deserves it.]]
* A big one from "AMOL". Doubles as a [[TearJerker tearjerker]], [[spoiler: considering his death shortly afterwards]], but one can feel a little fuzz from Hurin's one and only POV, [[spoiler:the forces of the Light all but broken, Hurin overwhelmed by Trollocs, but firm knowing everything would be all right, because "Lord Rand was all right again"]].

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* Rand's final fate. [[spoiler: After spending two years of his life fighting against darkness, he's given a second chance to live the life he's always wanted to, simply WanderingTheEarth as a [[BroughtDownToNormal somewhat]] [[RealityWarper normal]], if physically impressive, specimen of mankind. After you realize that this was something that he'd been dreaming about doing ''since the first book'', and after all the pain, suffering, responsibility and loss, to find that he can just walk away from it all, once more healthy and strong, to find his own happiness... he certainly deserves it.]]
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* A big one from "AMOL". Doubles as a [[TearJerker tearjerker]], [[spoiler: considering his death shortly afterwards]], afterwards, but one can feel a little fuzz from Hurin's one and only POV, [[spoiler:the the forces of the Light all but broken, Hurin overwhelmed by Trollocs, but firm knowing everything would be all right, because "Lord Rand was all right again"]].again".



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* Fandom Example: A long-standing member of a fansite died of cancer in the summer of 2010. When Creator/BrandonSanderson found out, he agreed to use her name in the next book. Then ''Towers of Midnight'' was published and her friends learned the character was one of Rand and Aviendha's daughters and a POV character.
* Egwene and Gawyn bonding.
* [[IronLady Siuan]] being healed from [[FateWorseThanDeath stilling]].
-->For a moment Siuan only stared, expressionless. Then the glow of ''saidar'' enveloped her. Gasps filled the room. Slowly Siuan leaned forward and kissed Nynaeve on either cheek. A tear leaked down her face, then another, and abruptly Siuan was weeping, hugging herself and shaking; the gleaming aura around her faded away.

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* Fandom Example: A long-standing member of a fansite died of cancer in the summer of 2010. When Creator/BrandonSanderson found out, he agreed to use her name in the next book. Then ''Towers of Midnight'' was published and her friends learned the character was one of Rand and Aviendha's daughters and a POV character.
* Egwene and Gawyn bonding.
* [[IronLady Siuan]] being healed from [[FateWorseThanDeath stilling]].
-->For a moment Siuan only stared, expressionless. Then the glow of ''saidar'' enveloped her. Gasps filled the room. Slowly Siuan leaned forward and kissed Nynaeve on either cheek. A tear leaked down her face, then another, and abruptly Siuan was weeping, hugging herself and shaking; the gleaming aura around her faded away.
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* After [[spoiler: Ingtar]] is revealed to be a darkfriend, he prepares to lay down his life to let Rand escape and redeem himself. Rand in turn [[spoiler: doesn't fight Ingtar's decision and says the Shienaran funeral rites which greatly relieves him and gives him peace with himself.]]



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* In Seanchan culture, people who can channel are seen as dangerous animals with the men being executed and the women being enslaved and used as weapons. Egeanin, a Seanchan, meets Nynaeve and Elayne. At first wary, she interacts with them and learns about Aes Sedai eventually overcoming what she was taught since childhood. She also releases a channeller kept in captivity in the basement of her residence.

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