I think we take away something from Egwene if we simply say she was Ta'Veren. From the very beginning when she first saw the blue spark in Moraine's jewel she has showed us her power. She had an intelligence, a tenacity, a courage , a wisdom, and even a charm about her that rivaled Kings and Queens, that went well beyond her years. She earned a lot of that through MUCH pain and anguish and discipline ... Some of it was chosen, some thrust upon her and some beaten into her.
Besides Rand, she had one of the most anguished psychological components of being kidnapped and made a slave, then used as a puppet, had an attempted manipulation of her mind by a Forsaken for a short time, then later she was a debased prisoner fallen from a great height only to rise up through willpower, intelligence, and courage. She was no Mary Sue... She earned every bit of her story.
I never saw her as Ta'Varen (even though it would be cool in its own way) . I always saw her as shear WILL personified on paper as a character.
I never really saw her get something for nothing in anything I remember reading. She just played people's fears, and passions, and shortcomings against them and got what she wanted..
She was simply awesome.
Loved your take on her.. I am on my Third read through of the entire series and I am reading Path of Daggers right now....and it still has always been thrilling to see how the characters grow from country wide eyed bumpkins into seasoned Powerful earth shaking men and women.