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  1. This might not be what you mean, but the sword and therefore the link to Hawkwing will almost certainly be used to bind the Seanchan. The theory has been floating around DM for a while, dunno where it first appeared tho.
  2. I believe RJ's intention was to make the 3 boys equal but different. This however, is close to impossible. The value of the actions of Mat and Perrin I believe will be equally valuable to victory at TG, but it seems like most people just want to take sides. Both Mat and Perrin have caused butterfly effects, thereby inadvertently solving major issues. They're Ta'veren. Many of the cool things they do, and the cool things that happen to them are unintentional. Some boring things happen in their stories, that's how the author spun the tale. Give a guy a break if life isn't convenient enou
  3. What instance are you referring to where people die because he doesn't want responsibility? To be fair, Rand kind of goes the other way at times. One instance was with Callandor in PoD (I know there's a flaw, but he still was kind of mad with power), and in TGS. Trying to think of an instance where Mat is human and makes a mistake. Maybe that's why everyone likes him, he doesn't really ever make a big mistake, except for his crappy behavior in the first couple books? To me, characters seem better written when they're well rounded with many human traits, including the bad ones. A great exam
  4. This is how I've always thought of leadership as well. It reminds me of the scene in Gladiator, when Maximus has been offered the role of Caesar, and says he doesn't want it. Marcus Aurelis replies, "That is why it must be you". Perrin doesn't shy away from responsibility, he just takes it seriously,
  5. Thanks Randsc. I wanted to post that quote, but didn't know the old tongue. Just to be sure, that's Mat during his SL dagger healing?
  6. I dunno, the DO seems to encourage the idea of Forsaken killing eachother in their ambition for power. Suttree, looks like you hit the nail on the head.
  7. Forsaken have their own forces of trollocs, and it seems like they could be sent to attack other forsaken. The same seems to be true of gholam. Maybe I'm just pulling at straws. Does anyone know of an instance where a Forsaken was in danger by another's shadowspawn? Grey men, Dragkhar, or trollocs?
  8. Speaking of whether it thinks, or just follows orders, I've always wondered how the dreadlords controlled gholam...There must be a "fail-safe" to protect themselves from gholam killing them. Or are they(gholam) just wired to be servants of the shadow? Even with that in mind, many shadowspawn are the best examples of loyal soldiers.
  9. "What cannot be changed, must be endured" , Siuan. words of wisdom right there :)
  10. One of my favorites for TGH was Hurin :) Was LoC when Siuan and co. were on the run? If so, Logain was cool in that one, as well as LTT finally working with Rand.
  11. Demandred's comment about favorite ta'veren made me think of what my order for favorite is. It's close, but would probably be Perrin and rand tying for 1st, then Mat in second, lol. I've heard before that the 3 Two Rivers boys are all part of RJ, it makes me wonder what he was like to talk to. I know I can be a little different depending on who I'm talking to, and for some reason, it's amusing to me to think of RJ with a personality like Mat, haha. On the current topic, the 3 boy's growth and character development are all different from eachother, and their trials are the same way. If you
  12. ^THIS^ I loved when he met up with Egwene in ToM :) And Rand in Cairhein. So yeah, I could see that happening. But I also like how quickly he was at Rand's side in ToM about breaking the seals. It was cool to see him trust Rand on this, knowing that Rand's pulled off some crazy awesome stunts in the past.
  13. That's awesome!! It says in WoT the Choras are artificial constructs, right? This reminds me of a National Geographic article I read a couple years ago when they discovered a sea slug that uses photosynthesis. My first thought was "We found the first grass type Pokemon".
  14. To be fair, as much as I like RJ's style, a lot of his characters can be shallow, repetitive, and yes, even boring once in a while. Mat complains about being a lord all the time, Rand lists off the women that died all the time, Perrin doesn't want to be a leader all the time. Well, there character arcs have sort of resolved recently, but in the mid books, they all did this more. I think all of the characters have faults, but Perrins are less relatable to people. I, for one don't like it if I have more than a couple people's attention on me, so I can totally relate to leadership problems li
  15. Hi, this is my first topic, and I'm not a writer, so bear with me :) MowbrayDeadOrAlive may have explained certain things about Perrin better in his post "Perrin Aybara: The character", but I intend to try to explain a little about Perrin through talking about introversion. I'm not here to start another argument about Perrin, just presenting some points about why I like his character(and why I see a lot of Perrin supporters like him because they remind them of themselves), and why I think he's hard to relate to for most readers. A Study on Perrin and Introverts Introvert doesn't
  16. Since the most we've seen of the Dark One is in LoC, I'd love to see him get meet Rand in a final battle. In my mind, I picture his name come up at the bottom of the screen, like a Zelda boss, lol.
  17. There's two variations of the quote, one in ch. 7 of Lord of Chaos, one in ch. 23 of Knife of Dreams. http://dposey.no-ip.com/IdealSeek/IdealSeek.cgi?q=must+be+endured This is actually a quote from WoT that I apply to life, I like it a lot :)
  18. I think it would be cool (and somewhat necessary after TG) to have Asha'man units to rebuild and bring aid to the populace. Greens should be protectors, and I think it would be cool to have a policing unit of Asha'man, as is there a use for scholar(brown) Asha'man, etc. But I think it would also be interesting to have more task based units, similar to an "Army Corps of Engineers" of Asha'man, considering man's strength with earth. It would be cool to see them work alongside ogier to rebuild destroyed cities, even Malkier. maybe the brown Asha'man could work with people like Aludra and the
  19. Thanks for the quote, I couldn't find it when I posted before, but that's the one I was looking for.
  20. I just read "A Vist From Verin Sedai" last night, and I think that chapter mentions that she wouldn't do well in the blue. It says that the blues are "too focused" and her personality reflects the green more, or something to that effect. I'm having trouble finding the quote. On a side note, I did like how throughout her captivity in the WT, she showed her ability to be of all the Ajahs. Diplomacy in reuniting the factions(grey), arguing circles around Aes Sedai conventional wisdom in certain areas, and Elaida's actions(white), battling the Seanchan, and later, Mesanna and the BA(green), he
  21. I misremembered it, my bad. There's another viewing about Callandor in ToM ch. 25, of Rand holding a shining white sword wielded against one of black. If that relates to the aforementioned viewing, then it might not be Narishma, but possibly a second, evil Callandor. One of the two male sa'angreal stronger than Callandor (The other being the Choedan Kal). Lanfear mentioned two more powerful sa'angreal to Rand in the Stone of Tear, in TSR, I think?
  22. Min has a viewing that alludes to Narishma wielding Callandor, I believe. Something about a dark skinned youth holding a shining sword? I would be cool with Narishma having a cool part like being a diversion, or holding off some Forsaken during the sealing, but I don't know if I like the idea of a "lower tier" character being the one who saves the day. Although I think teamwork will be the key to victory. At least, I'm a fan of that notion :P
  23. Hey, been lurking for a couple years now, this is my first post. I've thought about this a little before. In TGS, The Last That Could Be Done, Lews Therin mentions that the hundred companions had to touch the DO with something, they needed something to close the gap, but the seal was weak. I used to think the taint was because only saidin made the seal, and if saidar was involved as well, it would've been fine, but after reading this, I think that saidar would have been tainted as well. The DO only allows access to the TP to whom he wants to wield it, so it could be tricky in that regard,
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