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  1. Galad. Though he was not on the list and I'm sure many think he will die already. I think that Galad will become the Lord Captain Commander of the children. I think he will die in the end and Gawyn through some sense of nobility will head Galads last wish before dieing and take over as the new Lord Captain Commander. Not that simple of course. In the end the Amr. Seat will marry the Lord Captain Commander of the Children.
  2. Funny that BS said that he wanted to distance Fain from Gollum. I think in the end, it will be a combination of Fain and Rand dieing together in the right palce that will seal the DO prison. What better seal than one that will fight against the DO, and does so remarkedly well. Two guys, fighting in a volcano one falls in. However, I think it will be both falling in. Not literally of course.
  3. Can a person who uses enough of the TP to die from it be brought back from the grave? I don't believe that the DO knows that rand is using the TP. Just my opinion. A better way of putting it. If a person used the TP constantly and their eyes and mouth had turned into caverns of flames, then continued to use until it killed him. Could they be brought back from the grave?
  4. Anyone notice Rand had a dream in which Egwene plunged a knife into his heart and he thanked her? Great Hunt.
  5. I think its pretty clear from ToM that Rand will never be a general in that way. He has no ambition to be a leader, other than to fulfill his role in TG and defeating the DO. Afther that I am convinced he will withdraw from the world, if he suvives (wich I believe he will). But isn't the TR a little too oobvious? The only chance for him to live quietly there would be if everyone else thinks him dead. (Wich of course also is a possibility). I can't see the world letting the Dragon just wander of to live in his quiet little village and forgetting all about him. I got the impression that Rand would leave the world to itself as well. This doesn't make much sense because the world would suffer under the rule of the Seanchan.
  6. I guess the only beef I have with her is one I have with all the White Tower. They use everyone and thing as a tool to serve them. They live outside of the world and act as if the world should be grateful that they exist and to serve them.
  7. I have had my issues with Egwene in some of the books, but usually in the character development and it's the lack of continuity within the story regarding her actions and thoughts. I do like Egwene overall and hope her character gets straightened out with regards to the above mentioned things. You know almost nothing of Tamra and you make a comment like that. How long was she Amyrlin before she made that decision? What else did she do? We know Egwene situation and what she has to overcome to be recognized as Amyrlin and to maintain that status. I agree that sometimes it is like reading about a totally different character at certain parts of the books. We'll just say that Tamra never had to deal with the Tower fractured and divided, not to mention the Last Battle.
  8. I wonder about the White Tower and exactly what RJ had envisioned for them. They seem to be changing to a degree, but to what end. At first they seemed mysterious and powerful and now they are conceited, unwilling to change and a danger to themselves and the world. I can see some hope for them, but like I said, we'll see what RJ ha envisioned for them at the end.
  9. Rand could have destroyed Fain when he saw him in the tent before he dueled with the Noble guy. RJ had other ideas, so I accept it as the way he wanted it.
  10. Perrin picked a side. In people's eyes may be he's guilty of murder. In the eye's of the wolves he is innocent. I think he did the right thing.
  11. Is the Dark One evil? Seriously???? Yes.... The Dark One has no conscious, would enslave everyone and shows no compassion. If, and I believe it would please him, he destroyed the world and all of its people/beings he would be content. The Dragon Reborn is trying to right the wrongs and prepares to save the world from enslavement. He's a sheepherder who has suddenly had the weight of the world thrust upon him and he gets baptized in the wrongs of the world and its people/Rulers. You said he kills with no accountability, but really he has to answer to every living being on the planet, himself and to the future generations for failing them. During his struggle to do this he is becoming what he is trying to destroy. Hence is struggle at Dragonmount. We know that Trollocs are a creation and by there own actions show themselves to be evil. The Dark One destroys the world... Game over for everyone. The Dragon didn't destroy the Aiel, he showed them what they had forgotten. They are responsible for there past and how they view it with regards to their future. In regards to your question about why is rebirth so important. Take a look at the religions in our society and ask yourself that question again. The D.O. is sick of the same thing over and over again, but not because of its existence. He is sick of it because it is not all about him and in fact offers resistance to this. The Wheel is a mechanism that keeps balance within the world, that's it. Neutral. And what is the meaning of life in the WoT? With a linear timeline, it is to make progress. What is it now? To do something you always did, and to be forgotten? The same as with us. That said, it varies per person. To a lot it is to be reborn, albeit in another form, perhaps during another age, but it is a form of immortality. A linear timeline offers the same progress or lack there of, as the Rebirth. History has shown us that we repeat our mistakes even if it is scores of years later. Greed, hate and other wasted emotions are a constant in this world and the WoT. Even if the D.R. wins, and I believe he will, people in the WoT will repeat there mistakes and the Wheel will have to balance it out. "What is it now?" I can only guess, but it may be to have the opportunity to live again.
  12. Is the Dark One evil? Seriously???? Yes.... The Dark One has no conscious, would enslave everyone and shows no compassion. If, and I believe it would please him, he destroyed the world and all of its people/beings he would be content. The Dragon Reborn is trying to right the wrongs and prepares to save the world from enslavement. He's a sheepherder who has suddenly had the weight of the world thrust upon him and he gets baptized in the wrongs of the world and its people/Rulers. You said he kills with no accountability, but really he has to answer to every living being on the planet, himself and to the future generations for failing them. During his struggle to do this he is becoming what he is trying to destroy. Hence is struggle at Dragonmount. We know that Trollocs are a creation and by there own actions show themselves to be evil. The Dark One destroys the world... Game over for everyone. The Dragon didn't destroy the Aiel, he showed them what they had forgotten. They are responsible for there past and how they view it with regards to their future. In regards to your question about why is rebirth so important. Take a look at the religions in our society and ask yourself that question again. The D.O. is sick of the same thing over and over again, but not because of its existence. He is sick of it because it is not all about him and in fact offers resistance to this. The Wheel is a mechanism that keeps balance within the world, that's it. Neutral.
  13. The second question is tricky, because I believe that parts that were written about her were good and other parts were not so good.
  14. They are equal. Neither really matters. Each thinks that they are indispensable and they are both wrong. The world would get along fine without them. Pawns.
  15. You have read the series, I'm assuming you understand Rand tried to use callandor(more than sufficient power for the task) to destroy the Seanchan during that battle and failed. Not sure why you would try to act ignorant on that count? What I was trying to convey here is how intricate the pattern truly is. If Gitara hadnt convinced Tigraine to go to the waste, Rand would not even have been born. This is the last battle, and a very complex sequence of events has to happen in the right order for the light to stand a chance. Many people have played roles to get things in their proper place, to diminish the accomplishments of any of them or act like they can be substituted endlessly would make the whole story fairly pointless. In point of fact, I have read the series... Callandor is flawed and is the reason for Rands withdraw. You may wish to reread that section. Comparing Callandor and the power the access key gave him is like comparing a 22 pistol and a cruise missle. Perhaps your own ignorance has gotten the better of you.
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