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Pedro Niall died early and we never witnessed his renowned prowess as a great captain. Aside from Mat obviously, I submit that Rodel Ituralde of Arad Doman is the greatest of the 5 captains. Please comment.

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That's fair. Only Ituralde is entrusted to, by himself to command an army in the last battle. His skills and endurance are relentlessly tested and he constantly prevails despite overwhelming opposition. He from the onset understands that he is in the meat grinder of the battle and only his ability to adapt, adjust and overcome are why he was chosen to face the blight in the last battle. He knows that if he fails to hold and if Rand is victorious all might still fall if he doesn't hold his post.

I will accept the fact that the other living great captains were assigned to posts they couldn't leave. But. Ituralde was the one selected and given several chapters to his own self.

I feel these instances make him #1 of the five great captains.

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Yes. Ituralde is the Greatest of the Five. Even Niall acknowledged that fact, while feeling he could best the other four. Ituralde, he felt would push his abilities to the utmost. It is also interesting that RJ was thinking of a fifth battle front in the Last Battle before changing his mind.

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Something that stood out to me was that, in the Last Battle Rodel Ituralde was the only Great Captain to realise that he had been compromised. 

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