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* How Seanchan treat ''damane.'' Women who can channel collars locked on their necks, which can inflict many kinds of suffering on the ''damane''. ''Damane'' are treated like animals by the Seanchan, being denied any rights or agency and often not even allowed to keep their old names. And worse, the ''damane'' [[StockholmSyndrome end up liking it]]. To take just one example: Sheraine Caminelle was captured and collared by the Seanchan when they arrived at Falme and refused to cooperate, trying to kill herself by refusing to eat or drink. Tuon muses:

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* How Seanchan treat ''damane.'' Women who can instinctively channel have collars locked on their necks, which can inflict many kinds of suffering on the ''damane''.''damane;'' at one point while she's collared and still defiant, Egwene was made to feel as if her body were being plunged into boiling hot water, even though she's physically unharmed. ''Damane'' are treated like animals by the Seanchan, being denied any rights or agency and often not even allowed to keep their old names. And worse, the ''damane'' [[StockholmSyndrome often end up liking it]]. To take just one example: Sheraine Caminelle was captured and collared by the Seanchan when they arrived at Falme and refused to cooperate, trying to kill herself by refusing to eat or drink. Tuon muses:

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* The Battle of Dumai's Wells, where the Asha'man - each a walking PersonOfMassDestruction - are unleashed for the first time, turning an already bloody battle into a ''meat grinder''. While it doubles as an awesome moment for some, the narrative makes sure to stress in the aftermath that the horrifying scene was traumatic for just about everyone involved, and that [[PyrrhicVictory the Forces of Light will fracture for good if they continue using such tactics]]. If nothing else, it makes a strong argument for the Aes Sedai oaths by showing just how dangerous it is to have channelers roaming around with [[TheUnfettered no limitations on the use of their power]].


* Early in ''The Path of Daggers'', Merilille breaks her Aes Sedai calmness and shouts a BigNo when she sees Aviendha trying to undo her Gateway weave as there would have been ''considerable'' repercussions had she made a single mistake. We find out later what that is when a ''damane'' shields Elayne and forces her to drop her weave when repeating the same thing: A MagicNuke that decimates the area on both sides of the Gateway and, despite being far away and on the other side of a hill for cover, all of Elayne, Aviendha, and Birgitte get seriously burned and end up covered in their own blood. If Nynaeve hadn't been nearby for Healing, they would have all died.

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* Early in ''The Path of Daggers'', Merilille breaks her Aes Sedai calmness and shouts a BigNo when she sees Aviendha trying to undo her Gateway weave as there would have been ''considerable'' repercussions had she made a single mistake. We find out later what that is when a ''damane'' ''sul'dam'' shields Elayne and forces her to drop her weave when repeating the same thing: A MagicNuke that decimates the area on both sides of the Gateway and, despite being far away and on the other side of a hill for cover, all of Elayne, Aviendha, and Birgitte get seriously burned and end up covered in their own blood. If Nynaeve hadn't been nearby for Healing, they would have all died.

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* The True Power, the Power wielded directly by the Dark One, is so terrifying to the voice of Lews Therin inside Rand's head that he considers Rand being collared by the male ''a'dam'' and forced to murder Min as the ''lesser'' of the two evils in that situation!


* How Seanchan treat ''damane.'' And worse, how the ''damane'' [[StockholmSyndrome end up liking it]]. To take just one example: Sheraine Caminelle was captured and collared by the Seanchan when they arrived at Falme and refused to cooperate, trying to kill herself by refusing to eat or drink. Tuon muses:

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* How Seanchan treat ''damane.'' Women who can channel collars locked on their necks, which can inflict many kinds of suffering on the ''damane''. ''Damane'' are treated like animals by the Seanchan, being denied any rights or agency and often not even allowed to keep their old names. And worse, how the ''damane'' [[StockholmSyndrome end up liking it]]. To take just one example: Sheraine Caminelle was captured and collared by the Seanchan when they arrived at Falme and refused to cooperate, trying to kill herself by refusing to eat or drink. Tuon muses:


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** Rena, the ''Sul'dam'' who collars Egwene in ''The Great Hunt''. She presents herself as a friendly mentor figure, [[FauxAffablyEvil which is a rather thin facade]]. She tortures Egwene multiple times within the first chapter she's introduced, and the narration notes that her "kindness" is the kind one shows to animals. She's even worse in the audiobook, where she generally talks in a breezy, condescending tone, but the few occasions where she drops the act have her sounding borderline psychotic.

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** The Seanchan spend most of the rest of the series believing the Aes Sedai created the explosion on purpose with a powerful weapon they'd been keeping secret. It shakes them so badly that preventing it from ever being used again is one of the reasons why Tuon orders the raid on the White Tower.


* Rand's battle with the Dark One. We see a world where everyone is a slave and Nynaeve is a Forsaken. Then we see a world without Light where everyone has no conscience. And finally, we see a world without Shadow. At first it looks like a utopia, but then Rand looks into Elayne's eyes and realizes [[BraineashingForGreaterGood just how wrong things are]].

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* Rand's battle with the Dark One. We see a world where everyone is a slave and Nynaeve is a Forsaken. Then we see a world without Light where everyone has no conscience. And finally, we see a world without Shadow. At first it looks like a utopia, but then Rand looks into Elayne's eyes and realizes [[BraineashingForGreaterGood [[BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood just how wrong things are]].


* Rand's battle with the Dark One. We see a world where everyone is a slave and Nynaeve is a Forsaken. Then we see a world without Light where everyone has no conscience. And finally, we see a world without Shadow. At first it looks like a utopia, but then Rand looks into Elayne's eyes and realizes just how wrong things are.

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* Rand's battle with the Dark One. We see a world where everyone is a slave and Nynaeve is a Forsaken. Then we see a world without Light where everyone has no conscience. And finally, we see a world without Shadow. At first it looks like a utopia, but then Rand looks into Elayne's eyes and realizes [[BraineashingForGreaterGood just how wrong things are.are]].

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* Perrin and his entourage encounter a man who is coughing pretty badly and several wonder why he's working at his station when he's so sick. Moments later, the man begins to repeatedly vomit ''streams of live beetles'' and his body is described as "deflating like a balloon." Appropriately enough, Perrin can smell nothing but terror from everyone around after they witness that.

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* The Dark One's increasing hold over the world as the series progresses, beginning with the unseasonably long winter followed by an endless summer a year later for the first half of the series until the retrieval and usage of the Bowl of the Winds. Afterwards, an unnatural famine takes hold of the world's food supply as, revealed in ''Crossroads of Twilight'', insects that should be dead in the winter cold are thriving among harvests and it only gets worse until the end.


* Balefire: A DangerousForbiddenTechnique that not only renders its target DeaderThanDead, but messes with the Pattern to the point of rewinding time as it causes its target to die before the actual moment of impact. Overusing it is quite capable of ''destroying the Pattern itself,'' something even the Dark One couldn't do. It's one of the few things even ''Cadsuane'' is afraid of and she expresses that by ''slapping Rand'' and warning him to never use it again. ''Winter's Heart'' reveals that it's the only thing the Forsaken fear more than someone losing control of the Choden Kal and destroying the world.

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* Balefire: A DangerousForbiddenTechnique that not only renders its target DeaderThanDead, but messes with the Pattern to the point of rewinding time as it causes its target to die before the actual moment of impact. Overusing it is quite capable of ''destroying the Pattern itself,'' something even the Dark One couldn't do. It's one of the few things even ''Cadsuane'' is afraid of and she expresses that by ''slapping Rand'' and warning him to never use it again. ''Winter's Heart'' reveals that it's the only thing the Forsaken fear more than someone losing control of the Choden Choeden Kal and destroying the world.


* Balefire: A DangerousForbiddenTechnique that not only renders its target DeaderThanDead, but messes with the Pattern to the point of rewinding time as it causes its target to die before the actual moment of impact. Overusing it is quite capable of ''destroying the Pattern itself,'' something even the Dark One couldn't do. It's one of the few things even ''Cadsuane'' is afraid of and she expresses that by ''slapping Rand'' and warning him to never use it again.

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* Balefire: A DangerousForbiddenTechnique that not only renders its target DeaderThanDead, but messes with the Pattern to the point of rewinding time as it causes its target to die before the actual moment of impact. Overusing it is quite capable of ''destroying the Pattern itself,'' something even the Dark One couldn't do. It's one of the few things even ''Cadsuane'' is afraid of and she expresses that by ''slapping Rand'' and warning him to never use it again. ''Winter's Heart'' reveals that it's the only thing the Forsaken fear more than someone losing control of the Choden Kal and destroying the world.

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* Balefire: A DangerousForbiddenTechnique that not only renders its target DeaderThanDead, but messes with the Pattern to the point of rewinding time as it causes its target to die before the actual moment of impact. Overusing it is quite capable of ''destroying the Pattern itself,'' something even the Dark One couldn't do. It's one of the few things even ''Cadsuane'' is afraid of and she expresses that by ''slapping Rand'' and warning him to never use it again.


* Early in ''The Path of Daggers'', Merlille breaks her Aes Sedai calmness and shouts a BigNo when she sees Aviendha trying to undo her Gateway weave as there would have been ''considerable'' repercussions had she made a single mistake. We find out later what that is when a ''damane'' shields Elayne and forces her to drop her weave when repeating the same thing: A MagicNuke that decimates the area on both sides of the Gateway and, despite being far away and on the other side of a hill for cover, all of Elayne, Aviendha, and Birgitte get seriously burned and end up covered in their own blood. If Nynaeve hadn't been nearby for Healing, they would have all died.

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* Early in ''The Path of Daggers'', Merlille Merilille breaks her Aes Sedai calmness and shouts a BigNo when she sees Aviendha trying to undo her Gateway weave as there would have been ''considerable'' repercussions had she made a single mistake. We find out later what that is when a ''damane'' shields Elayne and forces her to drop her weave when repeating the same thing: A MagicNuke that decimates the area on both sides of the Gateway and, despite being far away and on the other side of a hill for cover, all of Elayne, Aviendha, and Birgitte get seriously burned and end up covered in their own blood. If Nynaeve hadn't been nearby for Healing, they would have all died.


* Early in ''The Path of Daggers'', Merllile breaks her Aes Sedai calmness and shouts a BigNo when she sees Aviendha trying to undo her Gateway weave as there would have been ''considerable'' repercussions had she made a single mistake. We find out later what that is when a ''damane'' shields Elayne and forces her to drop her weave when repeating the same thing: A MagicNuke that decimates the area on both sides of the Gateway and, despite being far away and on the other side of a hill for cover, all of Elayne, Aviendha, and Birgitte get seriously burned and end up covered in their own blood. If Nynaeve hadn't been nearby for Healing, they would have all died.

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* Early in ''The Path of Daggers'', Merllile Merlille breaks her Aes Sedai calmness and shouts a BigNo when she sees Aviendha trying to undo her Gateway weave as there would have been ''considerable'' repercussions had she made a single mistake. We find out later what that is when a ''damane'' shields Elayne and forces her to drop her weave when repeating the same thing: A MagicNuke that decimates the area on both sides of the Gateway and, despite being far away and on the other side of a hill for cover, all of Elayne, Aviendha, and Birgitte get seriously burned and end up covered in their own blood. If Nynaeve hadn't been nearby for Healing, they would have all died.

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