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  1. I have a very hard time believing he was raped as well. Maybe it's the PG 13 nature of WOT, but even that scene with the knife didn't strike me as rape. I really can't see a man physically capable of performing if he felt violated.
  2. I think that's a possibility, not a probability. After the flame war over whether Suroth was raped last time I brought this up, I'm going to be cautious in my claims.I'd be more inclined to believe Messana was raped out of the two, given Shaidar Harans treatment of Mog.I don't think SH had enough time; I thought Mesaana screamed because he punished her severely, ie, hit her. Rape would require a bit too much time, and the WT is full of Aes Sedai, who might happen to notice something funny going on. I imagine the the room was warded in someway, besides that though Shaidar Haran did leave his armor fall off. I some how doubt he was just doing it to Get comfortable, especially if it was a quick visit.
  3. I think that's a possibility, not a probability. After the flame war over whether Suroth was raped last time I brought this up, I'm going to be cautious in my claims. I'd be more inclined to believe Messana was raped out of the two, given Shaidar Harans treatment of Mog.
  4. Your opinion: Sanderson gave a better ending than RJ would have. My opinion: AMOL was garbage and the worst of Sanderson's contributions to the series. Let's chuck writing arguments out the window since people can't seem to understand the difference between taste (subjective) and quality (objective). Here's all my issues, just the ones that I can think of Demandred: - exhibits cartoon supervillain intelligence, constantly yelling across the battlefield like retard instead of nuking vast chunks of army with ease - thinking rand is at FOM instead of shayol ghul....why? bunch of weak reasons ooh the other general is amazing, no one can be as awesome a general as lews therin, blah blah blah...bottom line the Dragon is at shayol ghul at the last battle. the prophecy is "his blood on the rocks of shayol ghul" not "his blood on some random field in the middle of nowhere" - why do random black ajah know rand is at shayol ghul when one of the chosen doesn't, also why can't a single one spare 2 minutes to tell demandred given everyone's travelling like its going out of fashion - has circle of 72 and sa'angreal and does crap all with it - fighting 3 duels with progressively better swordsmen to settle who is the best swordfighter question is young adult level fan gratification - passing retconned male immune foxhead around each swordsmen so they can all have a go at demandred was like reading a season of dragonball z in print - darth vaderesque rock throwing is the best demandred can manage with ridiculous amount of power, if rand put up that kind of show fighting nonchannelers he'd have been dead by book 4 - getting killed by nonchanneler = worst forsaken death ever Perrin vs Slayer - matrix style cartoon fight that takes up huge chunk of book while simultaneously being completely meaningless Shayol Ghul - massive amounts of rubbish nothing fight happening there, innumerable wasted elements including red veils and darkhounds - thom composing horrible epic with vocab of about 10 words, forget high chant he can barely speak english - random aes sedai trying to walk past thom to get stabbed in the back instead of just incinerating him Generals - having to read same general compulsion subplot four times, shoot me Army of Shadow - trivialised by sharans - this is the last battle the ultimate fight between light and shadow and the most important force on the evil side isn't the shadow Seanchan - do crap all in last battle except stand around and annoy me - Knotai Last Battle - trollocs boiling out of the blight, cities overrun, vast armies, nope, bunch of trollocs at field of merrilor is it - about 80% of book is identical fight against numerbeless trollocs with protaganist's names changed, meaningless babble with nothing at stake Androl - superhero who does everything except fight shai'tan - logain gets completely sidelined, along with all my favourite ashaman like flinn and narishma Black Tower - in which nothing happens except the ocean's 11 rescue Rand vs Dark one - DO is the most ineffectual, useless ultimate evil ever - worst Rand vs. anyone fight in whole series - the pattern fight and worlds that might has been written at least 3 times before in this series and better every time Padan Fain - appears out of nowhere and dies instantly - add Taim in there since he was another character with books-long build up completely wasted God I'd have to read it again to list everything wrong with AMOL. I waited 15 years to read it and I'll never read it again. How was the Fox Head medallion retconned? We knew as early as book 6 that sadin had no effect on it.
  5. Only in the same way that astronauts are time travelers when then return from being in orbit.
  6. It does not carry over. It's just for that lifetime. That would point more toward what I was saying in the end, Moridin's body is unable to channel. No way to know for sure though.
  7. From Demanded's point of view, while he has Taim Shielded and is drawing the True Power through him, he notes to himself that drawing The True Power Though someone risks burning them out. We know that channeling is a thing of the body and soul,what we don't know is if Moridin was burned out; does that mean that any subsequent soul that inhabits the body will be unable to channel? Another scenario is has been mentioned,Rand was burned out himself from drawing too much of the one, power; meaning his soul lost the ability to channel. It could even be a combination of the two. The more I think about it, the more I lean toward stilling/burning out being a severing of the body to the source, and not of the soul.
  8. What do you mean Terez?!?! Didn't you see that raging TEMPEST of a power display at Maradon, where Rand channeled a STORM of LIGHT!!! I mean it's not like he had an item of power to help him or anyth...errr wait.This does raise another good question. Just how strong IS that fat man angreal he had? Far as I know, they kept calling it an angreal and not a s'angreal. Also, at one point Pevara remarks that it "just isn't fair" how Androl can sense her channeling but she can't sense his. But then throughout the last battle, the Aes Sedai all seem to be operating under the theory (and Egwene remarks on it at one point, though I forget when and where I admit) that men can't sense them. Huh? Men can tell when women are holding Saidar, they get Goose bumps; they cannot tell that they channeling though, or in which direction they are.
  9. Yes. This. Not forgetting that it's also not safe to use them without the keys.
  10. I was thinking along the lines that all powerfully made Sa'angreal have this manufacturing flaw. Whether or not the Choedan Kal were made to be used with the keys, it seems that the Sa' angreal themselves are unsafe to use without the ter' angreal access keys. the most likely reason would be no buffer. Though whatever the flaw is, it's still a flaw- intended or not. So we still have 5 Sa ' angreal , all flawed in someway.
  11. At 1st I thought this as well. When considering it a bit more I realised that every Sa' angreal seems to have the same buffer problem, our at least some major flaws. We don't get confirmation of this with Demandred's Sa' angreal, just a guess from Taim's POV.I'm pretty sure that's not true. Most angreal and sa'angreal have the buffer. That's why the lack of a buffer in Callandor is referred to as a flaw. If Sarkanen also had one, I'd chalk that up to Sanderson inventing it, since he wrote both in. Seems like a deus ex machina device to me. I'm talking Sa' angreal only; every one so far has been shown to have no buffer .( not sure about sarkenen(spelling? ) but Taim seemed to think it had a flaw)Every one? Care to tell us which those are? The CK certainly had buffers. To my knowledge there are only 5 Sa'angreal. We've been told directly that Callandor and Vora's wand lack the buffer. Sarkanen(not sure of the spelling) has some sort of flaw. As for the CK, the access keys themselves have a buffer but not the CK themselves; Remember Selene and Rand's reaction to his encounter with the male statue in TGH?
  12. At 1st I thought this as well. When considering it a bit more I realised that every Sa' angreal seems to have the same buffer problem, our at least some major flaws. We don't get confirmation of this with Demandred's Sa' angreal, just a guess from Taim's POV.I'm pretty sure that's not true. Most angreal and sa'angreal have the buffer. That's why the lack of a buffer in Callandor is referred to as a flaw. If Sarkanen also had one, I'd chalk that up to Sanderson inventing it, since he wrote both in. Seems like a deus ex machina device to me. I'm talking Sa' angreal only; every one so far has been shown to have no buffer .( not sure about sarkenen(spelling? ) but Taim seemed to think it had a flaw)Every one? Care to tell us which those are? The CK certainly had buffers. To my knowledge there are only 5 Sa'angreal. We've been told directly that Callandor and Vora's wand lack the buffer. Sarkanen(not sure of the spelling) has some sort of flaw. As for the CK, the access keys themselves have a buffer but not the CK themselves; Remember Selene and Rand's reaction to his encounter with the male statue in TGH?
  13. At 1st I thought this as well. When considering it a bit more I realised that every Sa' angreal seems to have the same buffer problem, our at least some major flaws. We don't get confirmation of this with Demandred's Sa' angreal, just a guess from Taim's POV.I'm pretty sure that's not true. Most angreal and sa'angreal have the buffer. That's why the lack of a buffer in Callandor is referred to as a flaw. If Sarkanen also had one, I'd chalk that up to Sanderson inventing it, since he wrote both in. Seems like a deus ex machina device to me. I'm talking Sa' angreal only; every one so far has been shown to have no buffer .( not sure about sarkenen(spelling? ) but Taim seemed to think it had a flaw)
  14. At 1st I thought this as well. When considering it a bit more I realised that every Sa' angreal seems to have the same buffer problem, our at least some major flaws. We don't get confirmation of this with Demandred's Sa' angreal, just a guess from Taim's POV.
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