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Throughout the Wheel of Time series, many unusual circumstances happen to Rand, Perrin, and Mat - supposedly because they are ta'veren. However, throughout the series we also see such unusual circumstances happening to Elayne, Nynaeve, and Egwene... even when they are alone and nowhere near the three boys.

Is there any evidence within the WoT series, or in statements given by the authors, that indicates that Elayne, Nynaeve, or Egwene are also ta'veren, albeit lesser ones?

  • They're presumably essential parts of ta'maral'ailen, Min's vision of sparks and shadow may reflect it, so their fate is manipulated seriously. Out of universe: bad writing... – Mithoron Jun 27 '19 at 19:58
  • @Mithoron - my guess is that they come as close as possible to being ta'veren without actually crossing that line (whatever it is). Like a rock in a web, a ta'veren pulls the pattern to it... so maybe the girls are just rocks that don't weigh quite as much. They definitely influence events & chance to a much larger extent than usual, even more than kings/queens and even some of The Forsaken. – Omegacron Jun 27 '19 at 20:13
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Robert Jordan explains that none of the women are ta'veren:

ROBERT JORDAN - For ben, of course women can be ta'veren. None of the major female characters in the books is ta'veren, though. The Wheel doesn't cast ta'veren around indiscriminately. There has to be a specific reason or need. (I tossed in the "major" just to leave you something to argue about.)

Egwene is not ta'veren as explained by Brandon Sanderson on Theoryland

BRANDON SANDERSON - I've often gotten questions from people asking if Egwene was ta'veren. Obviously not, as Siuan would have seen the glow of it.

He goes on to mention his own assumption as to why none of the girls are ta'veren:

BRANDON SANDERSON - People seem to wonder why all three boys, and not a single one of the girls, are ta'veren. I've assumed this was to confuse the Shadow.

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    It really makes Egwene that much more impressive in my opinion. She rose to basically as much power as the ta'veren, and did as many important things to the pattern. Perhaps a symptom of being so close to 3 so often; but still, impressive. – JMac Aug 21 '17 at 16:49
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Robert Jordan was once asked if any of the women were ta'veren, and he said no

For ben, of course women can be ta'veren. None of the major female characters in the books is ta'veren, though. The Wheel doesn't cast ta'veren around indiscriminately. There has to be a specific reason or need. (I tossed in the "major" just to leave you something to argue about.)

In-world, Suian Sanche has a Talent for noticing ta'veren (at least while she has access to the One Power) and doesn't remark on seeing any of the women being such.

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