The "Wheel of Time" series is one of the most popular fantasy series today, started by Robert Jordan and completed from Jordan's notes by Brandon Sanderson.

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Why does Min see Rand holding Callandor with an onyx hand?

Min sees Rand holding Callandor with an onyx hand in book 13, and may have before that. A glowing sword, Callandor, being gripped in a black hand. She gasped. “What did you see?” Rand asked ...
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Why does Mat's medallion hurt the gholam?

In the Wheel of Time series, at one point we see Mat get in a fight with a gholam, and he hits the gholam with his Foxhead (One Power Canceling) medallion. When he hits the gholam, it is burned. Do ...
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Do people who have Foretellings have to scream about them?

Related:What caused Gitara's death after she Foretold Rand's birth? (this also has a convenient quote you can use for this question) We haven't witnessed many foretelling, but in at least ...
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What caused Gitara's death after she Foretold Rand's birth?

In New Spring, we see a passage where Gitara Foretells Rand being born on the slopes of Dragonmount. Then, she immediately dies: "He is born again!" Gitara cried. "I feel him! The Dragon takes ...
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Can men who can channel sense other men who can channel?

We know from countless places in the Wheel of Time that women who can channel can sense the ability to channel in other women. But is this also true of men? I assumed that it was, but they have a ...
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What were the estimated sizes of the forces in Tarmon Gai'dan?

During the Last Battle, we see sizable armies from a variety of sources. What are the estimated sizes of these forces? A breakdown by individual groups would be ideal.
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Is Olver actually Gaidal Cain?

In the Wheel of Time series, especially the last few books we hear a lot about the relationship between Birgitte and Gaidal Cain. We also know very little about Olver other than that his family are ...
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Do we know who is THE VOICE in Rand's head in the Eye of the World?

In The Eye of the World there is a passage that has long stirred up theories and controversy among Wheel of Time fans. A voice reverberates inside Rand's head, speaking in distinctive italicized all ...
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What was promised to Darkfriends?

It is said that Friends of the Dark were promised power and immortality, but near the end when the Dark One touched the world, everything withered and died (even food went foul). And he had just ...
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Did Elayne ever test for the shawl?

Do we ever find out if Elayne takes the test to become a full Aes Sedia? We know that she was raised by Egwene, and that Nynaeve was also, but that Nynaeve took the test for it to be official. Do we ...
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How do you interpret the strength ratings in the Wheel of Time Companion?

In the Wheel of Time Companion it lists the relative power levels of most channelers. The power system for females is listed as being originally 1-60, with 1 being the strongest. Then, after the Two ...
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Is 'kaf' coffee?

In the Wheel of Time series, the Seanchan are invaders from across the great western ocean, descended from settlers originating in the main continent, speaking with drawling accents - in other words, ...
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Did this character really die in A Memory of Light?

In the last book of the Wheel of Time, A Memory of Light, we see that But is she really dead?
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Who are the Whitecloaks and whose side are they on?

I'm currently reading book 4 in the Wheel of Time series and while most forces can easily be seen as either Good or Evil, there is one faction that I don't quite understand, namely the Whitecloaks. ...
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Can an Aes Sedai bound to the three oaths use sarcasm?

All Aes Sedai are bound by a ter'angreal called the Oath Rod and then sworn to obey the following Three Oaths: To speak no word that is not true. To make no weapon with which one man may ...
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What does this ter'angreal do?

In Wheel of Time book 8, The Path of Daggers, Elayne is investigating the ter'angreal found in Ebou Dar when: And then there was the crimson rod that felt hot. Hot, in a way. Sitting on the ...
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Are the angreal / sa'angreal / ter'angreal specific to saidar or saidin?

In The Shadow Rising, Moiraine warns Rand that a male Forsaken may try to use the Callandor (a sa'angreal) to which he replies that he has set a trap for anyone who tries to pull it out of the stone. ...
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Why did Moiraine know for certain Thom was not dead?

I'm rereading (or rather, listening to audiobook versions of) the Wheel of Time series. When Thom told Rand and Mat to run away from the Fade in Whitebridge, Rand was certain Thom would be dead. ...
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Which person does King Roedran of Murandy resemble?

According to the below quote, Ashaman and Rand think King Roedran of Murandy resembles someone. Who is this person? King Roedran of Murandy was one of the last to enter the tent, and Egwene ...
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Why didn't Rand require fealty from the Ashaman?

Since the Wells, dozen of Aes Sedai had swore fealty to him. The Black Tower was supposed to be his weapon and they were getting more and more dangerous by day. The attack on the Sun Palace certainly ...
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Reborn in the pattern and memory limitations

This question comes from an answer I got from Erik at this question. So based on that answer everybody is reborn in the pattern. Even if you were destroyed with balefire?! My question is, will ...
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Does Rand actually hear voices in his head, or is he just crazy?

As far as I remember, from around the forth book in Wheel of Time, Rand begins to hear and have conversations with a voice in his head that he believes to be that of Lews Therin Telamon -- the Dragon. ...
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Suicide by balefire

In the Wheel of Time series, is it possible to commit suicide by balefire, or would the time-erasing properties of balefire undo your suicide, leaving you alive?
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Balefire Suicide? [duplicate]

So, I am at the end of the last book So, why doesn't he just use balefire on himself? Wouldn't this have the same end result? Is it possible?
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Who is the oldest living non-Forsaken channeler in The Wheel of Time?

In the Wheel of Time series, those with access to the One Power have extended longevity. At (roughly) 300 years old, Cadsuane Melaidhrin is believed to be the oldest living Aes Sedai during the ...
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How many gholam appeared in Wheel of Time?

In the Wheel of Time series, the first sight we get of a gholam is (I think) when one squeezes under Herid Fel's door to murder him at the end of Lord of Chaos. This is in Cairhien. Later on, Mat ...
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Could any of the “Chosen” have ever turned back to the Light?

I know that the Forsaken helped Rand, for their own gain or to harm rivals. But did any ever come back from being Chosen? Could they? Asmodean is the closest thing that comes to mind, but he was still ...
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Horn of Valere - why are people still searching?

I'm currently on book 6 of the Wheel of Time books. At this point, people all over the world are still actively searching for the Horn of Valere, even though we know it has already been blown by Mat ...
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How did Moiraine learn Sammael rules Illian?

In The Dragon Reborn, chapter 43, Moiraine announces that she has discovered the Chosen Sammael rules in Illian. But how does she learn this? The Chosen are, largely, characters of legend at this ...
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Fully Healing after being Stilled/Gentled

So when someone who has been stilled/gentled is healed by someone of the same gender, they are only healed to 1/3rd of their original power. If, after being healed to 1/3rd of their original power, ...
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Was the Great Pattern concept borrowed?

I already know that the Wheel of Time idea originates in real-world concept, Kalachakra (the author admitted it). But what about the Pattern - as a textile metaphor for fate, space, time and universe ...
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Is there an official wheel of time TV show?

Has there been any wheel of time movie or tv show been created to date? If created was the show officially sanctioned by the jordan estate.
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In the Wheel of Time series, what is a dragon?

We know Lews Therin Telamon is called the Dragon in the series, but what does that mean to the people of the world? As far as I remember in the books, there are no monsters known as dragons. There ...
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Discrepancy in “Towers of Midnight”

In WoT 13, Towers of Midnight, Tam is with Perrin and Rand at the same time. He goes to Rand, talks with him. At the same time, it is told him speaking with Perrin and crew. No mention of him being ...
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Why can't the Aes Sedai fix the seals?

If the Aes Sedai can sense the seal against evil breaking, why don't they all get together and close it… problem solved?
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Why did Siuan and Moiraine hide their knowledge of Rand?

I am currently reading this series, and I am nearing the end of The Shadow Rising. Siuan was just stripped of her Amyrlin Seat position and stilled because she hid the fact that Rand is the Dragon ...
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Is Mordeth a gholam?

There is a part in one of the books it described how a gholam can slip through a crack in a door and Matrim remembered something about Mordeth...so is he a gholam?
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Spoiler request: what happens at the end of the Wheel of Time series? [closed]

When I was much younger, I started reading Robert Jordan's wheel of time series. I very much enjoyed the early books, but I gave up at a certain point because the books where getting longer while the ...
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Why are the forsaken immediately able to talk with others

In the Eye of the World, Aginor and Balthamel, both recently out of the Dark One's prison, confront Rand and co. fluent in common. Both should have only be able to speak the old tongue, and the book ...
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What can Aes Sedai say about the future?

In the Wheel of Time, according to the First Oath, an Aes Sedai can 'speak no word that is not true'. So what can she say (Foretellings aside) about that notoriously unpredictable realm, the future? ...
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What happens to Thom Merrilin

In the Eye of the World, Thom attacks a fade, Rand and Matt both assume he dies. We learn later that he indeed lives through this, but the fight itself is a mystery. They see Thom jump at the fade and ...
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Aviendha's motivations in The Shadow Rising and The Fires of Heaven?

Throughout most of books 4 and 5 (ever since Rhuidean), Aviendha sticks as close to Rand as his shadow. He thinks this is because the Wise Ones have set her to spy on him, but So why was she really ...
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Where does Mat's luck come from?

This might sound like a silly question, since he's ta'veren, but read on! As early as book 1 of WoT (at least by the time they meet Loial), we know that Rand, Mat, and Perrin are all ta'veren. I ...
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Can Padan Fain channel?

This question is inspired by a discussion here At the end of book 1 we discover that Padan Fain is and also Do either of the 'powers' refer to include the ability to channel saidin? In book 2 ...
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what's the point of this creepy scene in The Great Hunt?

In Chapter 10 of book 2 (tGH), there's this really weird scene where Rand goes into a house in a village and the scene changes every time he blinks. It flickers back and forth between the following ...
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why does Elaida help Rand in The Eye of the World?

When Rand is in Caemlyn in the first book (tEotW), he meets the Andoran royals for the first time. Elaida Sedai, one of the Queen's foremost advisors, is asking him awkward questions, apparently ...
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Relevance of “Crossroads of Twilight” title to the story

After reading the "Wheel of Time" series by Robert Jordan, I don't understand why book 10 was named "Crossroads of Twilight." I don't remember there being any sort of crossroads in this book ...
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Evidence of Lan's fear in Wheel of Time?

I think I've read the first five books of the Wheel of Time series, but it was a long time ago. I started re-reading the first one recently. Moiraine has mentioned several times about being afraid, ...
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How does Pevara Tazanovni know that this Aes Sedai is Black Ajah?

By CoT Chapter 22, Pevara seems to know that Galina Casban is Black Ajah. [1] KoD-Prologue, we read the following: Galina's death had lifted a great weight from Pevara's shoulders-the Highest, a ...
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Is Robert Jordan's description of the Oneness connected to Zen in the Art of Archery?

In Zen in the Art of Archery, the author writes, "The archer ceases to be conscious of himself as the one who is engaged in hitting the bull's-eye which confronts him. This state of unconscious ...