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Broken Wolf




"Yea, and the Broken Wolf, the one whom Death has known, shall fall and be consumed by the Midnight Towers. And his destruction shall bring fear and sorrow to the hearts of men, and shall shake their very will itself"


Who is the Broken Wolf whom Death has known, whose destruction shall send fear into the hearts of men? Many seem to assume it's Hopper due to the events in Towers of Midnight, but would the death of Hopper bring "fear and sorrow to the hearts of men." It might bring sorrow to 2 men (Perrin and Elyas), but that does not seem consonant with the prophecy.


Ituralde may qualify as a Wolf, but if so then Rand's actions at Maradon may have thwarted the dark prophecy, for he did not fall there. His destruction at that point, for its effects on the continent, may have brought fear and sorrow, but would it have constituted consumption by the Midnight Towers?


Also, who has Death known? Death, in this case, might mean Moridin, for that is what his name means. What would being known by Moridin consist of if that is the correct interpretation of Death in this prophecy? Would it imply that the Wolf is a Darkfriend? Perhaps.


A final wolf might be Bashere and the fulfillment of the prophecy may fulfill Min's partial viewing. Min viewed something dark around Davram Bashere, that if he turns against Rand or dies, something bad will happen. So, if Bashere dies, somehow consumed by the Midnight Towers, then that may be bad enough to bring fear and sorrow to the hearts of men. How is he known by Death? I don't know.


Also, how does this event, perhaps played out in A Memory of Light, fit in with the title of the previous book? That is, wouldn't it make sense for this prophecy to be fulfilled or not fulfilled in a book titled after a reference in the prophecy?


More questions.....



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