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 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 and 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 ...
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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 ...
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“Final death” and the future of the Pattern

At some point in the WOT series we learn about the possibility of "final death". For example, from the WOT wiki: The possibility of "final death", then, would seem to have serious implications for ...
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How was Ishamael able to visit Lews Therin after the Dark One was sealed away?

At the end of the War of Power, Lews Therin Telamon led the Companions to seal away the Dark One. By luck or design, they caught the entirety of the inner circle of the Forsaken there and sealed them ...
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In the Wheel of Time series, was it ever revealed how Logain was able to resist the tainted saidin?

In the WoT series, long ago, The Dark One tainted saidin, the male half of the One Power, and that drove most of the male channelers insane and they broke the world. So from that point on, any/all ...
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What are the towers of midnight

In the original guide that came out about 10-12 years ago, there is a map of Seanchan. There is a location in Seanchen called 'Towers of Midnight' that is not expanded on. I think the book is ...
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Does the Dragon Reborn remember all of his past lives after The Gathering Storm?

At the end of the gathering storm, the book implies that the Dragon can remember all of his past lives and in the prophecy it says 'the many become one'. Are there any references to other past lives ...
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What happened to Rand's adopted mother?

She appears at the end of the Eye of the World and at the beginning of A Great Hunt (I think), then I don't believe she comes back. Was this really his mother?
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What are the limits of “physical effects” in the Tel'aran'rhiod?

A lot is made of the dangers of Tel'aran'rhiod, that any wounds or effects suffered in the World of Dreams are real. What are the limits of such a principle? Some specific points come to mind: Could ...
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Is 'the age of legends' similar to modern day Earth?

In Jordan's Wheel of Time saga, there are references to the changed landscape since 'the breaking of the world', but there are also a few mentions of particular items or ideas of 'the age of legends' ...
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The Forsaken and Balefire

From Wikia: During the War of the Shadow, the use of balefire had a horrible effect on the pattern. Whole cities were burned out of existence and the pattern was almost destroyed before both sides ...
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Are the Aelfinn and Eelfinn outside the pattern?

Are the Aelfinn and Eelfinn outside the pattern? From Wikipedia: The Aelfinn and Eelfinn live in twisted worlds, which allow them to read the Pattern more effectively than humans may. Or does ...
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How was Olver able to do it?

In aMoL, But, he really shouldn't have been able to do it since Mat is supposed to be the designated wielder of said artefact. What am I missing?
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How would Rand's relationship with these characters be classified?

In aMoL, Rand has a conversation with Gawyn where he states that he's is Galad's half-brother. But he then goes on to state that he is not related to Elayne (presumably by Andoran standards). ...
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Which was the “wow” scene that Sanderson was talking about?

The following is summarised from an interview with Brandon Sanderson in 2010: Q: Were there parts that you were like, just wow, this is just really weird having to write this? A: The other ...
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The Forsaken after Tarmon Gai'don

From Wikipedia: Also, So, that's two. But then there's: What happens to her after TGS? Does this then make three rather than two?
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What was the point of the switch?

At the end of A Memory of Light, What was the point of this switch? Won't the new form attract unwanted attention too?
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Are the new factions in A Memory of Light a Sanderson invention?

In A Memory of Light, two new factions are introduced: Are they from Robert Jordan's notes or are they both a Sanderson invention? IIRC, the second faction above are also mentioned in Towers of ...
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Was it some kind of charm spell that affected Elayne and Nynaeve while meeting Moghedien?

In Shadow Rising, Chp 46, Elayne and Nynaeve were really excited and acted like they were under some kind of charm spell when Moghedien came. What kind of spell was that? It seems really easy for the ...
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What do the Seanchan do in villages that they conquer/occupy?

In The Great Hunt, it's mentioned, such as in here, that in many (implied to be all?) villages visited by the Seanchan that they left a burned/scorched patch of ground that village residents were ...