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  1. Her angreal is a weak one, by her own admission. It's not going to be nearly enough to bridge the gap.
  2. Even assuming she does have a saidin blocking ter'angreal (which she doesn't; she has a ter'angreal that interferes with certain weaves of saidar, and there is no evidence that it does the same for men), the power differential is so large that it wouldn't matter. Rand could Lightning her, Blossom of Fire her, pick up a building and toss it at her, etc. There's simply no way she can match him strength for strength if it came down to it. He's one of the two most powerful channelers ever to exist; she's the most powerful of a few generations of Aes Sedai who are almost uniformly negligible on
  3. While I think Aviendha certainly wouldn't be a pushover for anyone on this list, there's no way I would place her this high. For one thing, when I made the thread, I was talking about pure skill, not whether or not one combatant would be willing to kill another. If you go with that, don't you think Mat wouldn't be willing to kill Perrin, or Tam wouldn't be willing to kill Rand? Avi's femalehood shouldn't be a factor in this discussion, at least, IMO. And, of course, Rhuarc would have no problem killing her if she turned out to be a Darkfriend or something. I don't get the sense that he
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    Min may want to conceive, but once she does there's no way that Rand is going to continue bringing her around the world with him. She's barely convinced him so far to let her stay with him, even when she's fully capable of taking care of herself; the things he does are simply too dangerous for him to even consider not keeping her someplace safe and away from him, once she's pregnant with his child. So, while she probably does want to have his babies when she can, she may have considered the probable consequence: her being separated from Rand. And she may have decided that, much as she wa
  5. I like WoT the best, simply because nearly every character is amazingly well fleshed out. Whereas, with LotR and the few Dune books I've read, the non-main characters are pretty stereotypical and uninteresting, and even the main characters seem to have a sense of detachment from the events going on around them. Maybe that's just me. Maybe I feel that way because I just dislike the Dune books' writing style; it's an awesome plotline, but it reads like Moby Dick to me (long and unfulfilling). EDIT: And here we see one of the more annoying facets of the "bad word replacement" feature of ce
  6. Thread resurrection after long absence FTW!! Rand did also beat Turak, a blademaster who had obviously earned his heron-mark, with very little training. I hadn't even considered Be'lal as a possible choice, when I made this thread. He did totally outclass Rand at that point in time, but there were extenuating circumstances. Rand was operating on maybe a few hours of sleep a night. He had just hiked clear across the continent to reach Tear, on foot, staying ahead of both the Shadow's minions (darkhounds, etc.) and Moiraine's party for most of the way. After that, he climbed hundreds
  7. I seem to remember comments being made, either verbally or in Nynaeve's internal monologue, specifically saying that she hadn't reached her potential yet around that point. However, I have no idea what the actual quote was, nor do I have the books with me, so I may just be making that up :?
  8. I agree with most of what you just said, except this one little part: Which simply can't be true. Nynaeve and Moghedion were evenly matched ... the first time they fought. Nynaeve hadn't even reached her full potential yet. So by this point, Nynaeve is definitely at least a little stronger, if not a lot. Sorry to nitpick, but that's how I remember it, at least.
  9. The voice said "I WILL NOT", though, not "I CANNOT". The Dark One has been shown to admit when he simply can't do something ("EVEN I CANNOT REACH OUTSIDE OF TIME.") even to Demandred, so why would he be saying "I WILL NOT" instead of "I CANNOT" to the one person who is least likely to care that he can't do something? The Creator pops in for "a little chat" to A) Let Rand know that SOMETHING is there, even if he's not sure what, B) The something that is there is not going to be taking part, he has to do it on his own, and C) That killing the army amassed at Tarwin's Gap wasn't what he had
  10. Some of the characters' looks are a lot different from how I imagine them, but overall I think the covers are certainly fine pieces of work. I wouldn't say no to new ones, but I can't say they're burning my eyes :D
  11. Ishamael is, quite clearly, stated to have matched Lews Therin's power, in the companion book. I personally believe that if there was a fraction of difference between them, it went to Lews Therin, simply because he was the Creator's chosen one; but that's just my opinion. Lanfear was the strongest female, and it was rumored that she was the second strongest of the Forsaken after Ishamael, although to my knowledge never really tested. Demandred is also quite clearly stated to have been just a bit less powerful than Lews Therin, also in the companion book. That's why he's so envious, because
  12. Simplest explanation is that it's the Creator. Of course, considering what series we're talking about, simplest isn't always right. It makes the most sense, though. Especially if you think about it for a moment. I mean, if the Creator actually did make the world and then just leave it ... HOW do people know about him? Did the Dark One just let something slip to someone in the Age of Legends? No, it's most likely that, at one point or another, there have been people (most likely Dragons of other ages) who have also been spoken to by the Creator. The Dragon is essentially the Creator's
  13. I would disagree with that. Rand has certainly improved by leaps and bounds over the course of the books, as well as becoming more and more deadly outside of blademaster training. Be'lal learned the sword when it was still a game, and while it translates very well into actual combat, my guess would be that Be'lal's training prevents him from fighting dirty. It's the same thing that people used to say about Galad; he's too focused on rules, he's too much of a goody-two-shoes to fight to win instead of fighting the right way. Be'lal, while obviously not a goody-two-shoes, has never, EVER nee
  14. Makes sense, given his earlier musings that, once the Age of Legends rolls around again, the DO's prison has to be completely remade. With the seals still there, it'd probably be impossible to fix the Bore like it had never been made. Only by opening it up completely and then sealing it over will it be strong enough, seems like Fel is saying.
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