Basically, point being, besides Moridin, Demandred will be the most effective and dangerous of all of the bad guys.
Now, number one, I completely disregard anyone who says no because he hasnt had much screen time in the books. Fair enough, you dont like him because of that, but I am going from quotes and what we know of him. SO I dont really care about personal dislike because he hasnt been in it. This is what he WILL do. Not what HASNT happened.
Lets start with what we know of Demandred.
He went over to the Shadow because he was second only to LTT in all things. LTT was the greatest man of the AoL, with Demandred only a step behind, it stands to reason that he was pretty famous and awesome as BBM. Graendal says if it wasnt for LTT, Demandred would have been the dragon, and the most accomplished man of the Age. Which is no small feat. Considering ToM Rand is intensely amazing, if Demandred was only a step behind that. Well, he has got to have some awesomeness going on there.
Secondly, look at Demandred's hate of LTT. It is unparalleled. By all means Demandred should have been the first of the Forsaken to throw himself at Rand in a fit of blind rage. But he has not. That shows great focus and restraint on his part. While he is focused solely on killing LTT/Rand, he plans coldly. Also, he is not stupid enough to underestimate Rand. At the cleansing, he admits to himself that Rand's plan was brilliant, albiet not as brilliant as his own. One of the only times that a Forsaken has admitted anothers skill. Which in itself shows alot of character. Demandred is no fool.
Anyway, moving away from the books. We all know what has been said of Demandred. Graendal as of tGS believes him to be the most Dangerous of the remaining forsaken. ( apart from Moridin of course) We all know whats in the books. So lets see what Brandon and RJ have to say about him.
First, just a confirmation from RJ of him being skilled.
TOR Questions of the Week, August 2004-January 2005
Week 12 Question: ...(see full question in the General category)...With the Forsaken, where treachery and backstabbing were an acceptable way of getting ahead, the turnover in the upper ranks was fairly high, though Ishamael, Demandred, Lanfear, Graendal, Semirhage, and later Sammael, were always at the top end of the pyramid. They were very skilled at personal survival, politically and physically.
So he has always been one of the High end Dreadlords in the War of Power. So he isnt one of the famous Forsaken just because he happened to be trapped with the other 12 (like Mesaana and Asmodean seem to be). He was always high up.
Now, the most important bit. Brandon's comments on Demandred for AMOL.
23 April 2010 - Kristi Deming reporting
When I met Brandon on the book signing tour, they gave us a sticky to write what we wanted him to write what we wanted. I am the proud owner of the only copy that says:
"To Kristi, I promise Demandred will be in A Memory of Light!"
I asked if I was right in thinking that RJ had saved the best for last, and Brandon simply said as far as the Shadow is concerned, the main player will be Demandred.
Now that quote you cannot deny that Demandred wont be a pushover. He is the "main player". Enough said right there really.
Matt Hatch on Twitter 8 November 2010
How often does Demandred contemplate killing Moridin?
Less than the other Chosen. He is focused on Rand. He contemplates Moridin, but mostly he wants Rand.
This shows that he does not have (to the same degree) often fatal flaw that the other Forsaken have had. They often quibble among themselves which leads to their downfall, focused on getting one up on eachother, they dont invest much time in destroying the Light. Demandred is focused on one thing. Killing Rand. by this, I believe that he is more prepared than the others were, as he invests almost all of his time in defeating the Light. Which means, unlike the other Forsaken, he seems to be well prepared and ready to face Rand and his armies.
Austin Moore on Twitter - 3 January 2011
Has Demandred even been doing anything important besides building an army? (guessing it's in Murandy)
He's been doing lots of important things.
Who is your favorite member of the Chosen?
Moridin. Followed by Demandred. Followed by Lanfear.
These two quotes to wrap up.
the first. Brandon says he has been doing "lots" of important things. That suggests more than one power base. All important pieces to the Shadow. He aint been offscreen for no reason. He has been amassing a huge power, and doing alot to hinder the Light. There is definitely a reason demandred hasnt been onscreen. He is doing something big.
And the Second. Demandred is Brandon's second favorite chosen. Considering how little he has been around, he is going to do something bloody specatcular in AMOL to be second favorite below Moridin.
And thats it. Hate him or Love him, Demandred is going to be a force to be feared in AMOL.
Edited by Barid Bel Medar, 11 January 2011 - 03:50 AM.