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#201 Elan Tedronai

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:36 AM


Elayne.
It's not even close. I hate her so much it's not even funny. If I was in a room with her I do not think I would be able to restrain myself from smacking her. She has such a sense of entitlement to anything that she does not offer any reason for people to obey her other than that she is Daughter-Heir/Queen or Aes Sedai and she deserves it. She displays a constant disregard for people around her, endangering herself and others without thinking about the harm that may come to them. Out of every other main character, she is the one that shows the least thought and care for others.

Also I identify highly with Mat, so that might be the reason too.

Outside her I really don't dislike any other character; I don't understand the Egwene hate, she sort of has the sense of power that Elayne has, but Egwene has earned it. She went through arduous training with the Aiel and various trials in her 'exile' in the White Tower before she finally fully ascended. She wields the power she has fully, but she seems to have consideration for everyone and everything involved before doing so

I guess we are reading different books then. Are you sure you are reading wheel of time by Robert Jordan


no he's reading the right books. the question is are you reading it wrong?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:12 PM

Gawyn Trakand. Even his sister relieved him of duty, the duty he was sworn to for the first 20 years of his life. The man redefined the word "impulsive" and took it to new levels.
"You trouble me so, Rand al'Thor," she said without a bit of heat. "Light, sometimes I think the Creator made you just to trouble me."

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A lion on the high plains was something very different. Toy was loose on the high plains, now. She felt a chill. What sort of man had she entangled herself with? After all this time, she realized, she had hardly a clue.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:06 PM

Gawyn Trakand. Even his sister relieved him of duty, the duty he was sworn to for the first 20 years of his life. The man redefined the word "impulsive" and took it to new levels.

to me he has always been repulsive lol

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:21 PM

I don't like Padan Fain. I find him disgusting and annoying. I also don't like Loial. He seems kind of like an 'extra' to me. Not much help to anybody, just tag along with everybody.

oh please. padan fain is only worthwhile villain in this entire series. not the forsaken, not the worthless dark one, not certainly not dark friends either.


Really? Don't you find that Fain can be a bit insane? I prefer Moridin to him.


Any man who bullies women is a pussy. Fain better smack that punk up with his dagger

Edited by Elan Tedronai, 04 April 2012 - 04:22 PM.


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:43 AM

So, I will start with some of the main characters that annoy me.

Gawyn: I know that the whole "he didn't know about Morgase" thing is valid realistically, but it just irritated me how obviously wrong he was, and I had to endure pages of totally baseless (in the end) and vague hatred of the main character.

Egwene: No, I do not hate her. She just irritates me from time to time with some of the crap she comes out with, and the rest of the characters think it is brilliant, or otherwise overlook the faults, while poor old Rand is abused and hated by everyone. The double standards just annoyed me.

Galina: Don't get me wrong, I love me some evil characters, but Galina is just a vindictive chauvinistic b**** who serves no other point than to piss everyone off. (the forsaken, at least, crave something or hate Rand, and Elaida thought she was doing good things, but Galina is just stupid and evil for the sake of it)

Alanna: The whole mind-rape thing is very understated, if the sexes had been reversed (I do not include the AS bonded to AM, because they deserved it and were arrogant and annoying anyway) but if "Rand" was a young 20 year old woman, and "Alanna" was a 40 year old man (which Alanna is around this age, remember), the reaction would be outrage and female readers would burn the pages with their hate. IF this is the case, then it either should be no different from this case, or admit that women are less capable (granting the concession that males can deal with it better)
But since it is Rand and Alanna, it isn't that bad. Having said that, There may be, as people have mentioned, other circumstances which complicate matters (such as Verin compelling her to, or being used by BA), and when that is revealed, I will be sympathetic, but from what has been seen of the bond and their relationship, I think she gets everything she deserves.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:35 AM

Lelaine i just cant bring myself to like her character.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:55 PM

Faile is an easy one for me. She is so frustrating towards Perrin through out the whole series, and her jealousy of Berelain and Perrin in LoC even though he didn't really do anything was annoying to read. Not a huge fan of her overall attitude and character throughout the books.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:24 AM

The Forsaken as a whole are my least favorite character (as little sense as that makes) They could spend their time working together to achieve their goal and backstab eachother when they've got Rand unconcious and shielded with a gateway to Shayol Ghul five steps away, but no; their infighting makes them impotent as badguys that get picked off one by one. (as singular characters they're all cool, I have to say I like every character in this series)

Also Elaida, her entire character just baffles me.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:13 PM

I got to WoT after seeing Game of Thrones, reading all of ASOIAF, rediscovering my middle school fantasy nerd, googleing best fantasy series, and the rest is history. It's been about a year since I got the TEofW audiobook, and I'm halfway through my 7thish reread (I guess relisten) of the series and I absolutely love the world he created, and love almost every thing he did in it, but finally I had to know if anyone else couldn't stand Egwene either. My suspicions seem validated. I don't want to just rehash everyone else's "god she's dumb" stance, so I'll try to explain it to the three people on the planet who dont get all the Egwene hating. The only person who comes close to the disgusting mix of superiority/judgemental/condemnation complex she is afflicted with is Nyneve, but Nyneve was more of a moral thing, Mat drinking and chasing women, Elayne hitting on her kinda stepdad that used to sex up her mother, and that got pretty much cleared up once she got a little Lan in her. Egwene, from chapter three of the first book on, consistently thinks she knows everything, even things she hasn't/couldn't have the slightest bit of wisdom/knowledge on. I wonder if RJ had written AWoT as a true fantasy series, and not a young adult one, and had taken most authors route of 3 or 4 years or longer to write each book, if men/women roles/interactions and character development would have been different, and Egwene could have evolved from a young girl eager to learn, to anything other than the overwhelming annoying cuntinual source of wanting to put the book/iPod down that she is. She thinks Rand is an arrogant jerk because he is now the DR (which he never wanted) and how he handles nobles when she is a 16? y/o cuntry bumpkin? Does she know anything about the peerage system and how big a difference there is between the peasantry/nobility, especially to nobles? Yet how does she act when she's Amyrlin? Being a twat to Nyneve in TAR because she is just trying to cover up her own shame? Repeatedly treating a people who embody the word honor (Aiel) honorlessly and her only concern is being caught and cant learn more which is what she wants to do? I have never posted before and dont know if there is a character limit so I wont go chapter by chapter and point out every flaming time she cuntinually acts like an ignorant stuck up shittake mushroom, it would probably be as long as one of RJ's novels, but she's one of three things I'd like to skip over when reading, but unlike P&F on the Prophet quest and Elayne's succession, I cant because SHES IN LIKE HALF OF THE PAGES. Character flaws are a huge part of writing and I get that, I'm cool with Perrin being incredibly dry, all he wanted was to be a blacksmith, he cant, so all he wants is his woman, Cadsuane's arrogance, you cant be AS for 300 years, spank 7 monarchs and an Amyrlin and be the strongest AS in a millennium until 3 or 4 years ago and not be arrogant, Gawyn getting further and further lost and unstable, all of that I get, and all those characters grow. Egwene grows in the power and the game of houses, but is still a little 15 year old shit from nowhere, except now with a rainbow scarf. And her and Gawyn feels incredibly forced and rushed, probably the only time RJ/BS regret Prophecy/Dreaming foreshadowing. The only other people that annoy me are SeaFolk, thought they'd be cool when we first meet them, but every time after that it's just tedious, Sevanna, nuff said, and Alanna. The whole rape/ attempted compulsion of the DR is pretty lame, but by the end of the series Rand is cool with her so I am too, but whenever that scene comes up again on rereads it kinda sets me off. Tuon is the ish. Sorry for the length, if/when I ever post again I'll try to limit it to no more than 2000 words ;) and January cant get here fast enough
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:35 PM

paragraphs might help it seem shorter if you are ever writing something this long

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 11:55 AM

ok frmenking welcome to the club.I have been butting my head against these walls for years without any success.You are welcome to try to put some sense where there is none. I have almost given up. lol i

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 05:53 PM

ok frmenking welcome to the club.I have been butting my head against these walls for years without any success.You are welcome to try to put some sense where there is none. I have almost given up. lol i


Lol ... Don't worry! You'll come around and stop hating Egwene by the end of AMoL!

Edited by Theodril, 11 June 2012 - 05:54 PM.

"You trouble me so, Rand al'Thor," she said without a bit of heat. "Light, sometimes I think the Creator made you just to trouble me."

======================================

A lion on the high plains was something very different. Toy was loose on the high plains, now. She felt a chill. What sort of man had she entangled herself with? After all this time, she realized, she had hardly a clue.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 06:04 PM


ok frmenking welcome to the club.I have been butting my head against these walls for years without any success.You are welcome to try to put some sense where there is none. I have almost given up. lol i


Lol ... Don't worry! You'll come around and stop hating Egwene by the end of AMoL!


It's kind of funny that mudd of all people would comment on "sense". I don't think I have ever seen him offer an actual quote from the text in support of his rather extreme views on this topic and other posters frequently disprove his notions. When that happens he just has a tendency to not respond or jump off on some strange tangent that has no connection to what was originally being discussed. If that is trying to "put some sense" I am pretty happy that we here at DM apparently have none.

Edited by Suttree, 11 June 2012 - 07:30 PM.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:10 AM

Find any chapters including Faile fairly dull, just little seems to happen and she seems rather pathetic.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:36 AM

Least favorite character has to be Nynaeve. I was hoping she would get cooler after she started getting laid (man did that girl need it bad), but no. She even managed to make the Lan/Malkier homecoming thing a huge hassle.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:13 PM

Gawyn<Elanye<Galad

Gawyn I detest because of the youngling plotline.. He completely abandoned his mentors and has no loyalty to the things he should have loyalty to..
Elanye because of her high and mighty attitude especially toward Mat and Rand though she is smarter than her brother
Galad I don't like for the obvious reason for only doing the "right" thing but out of the three, he seems the most open to pure reason when it comes to what is the right thing. Gawyn and Elanye don't care about any other opinion other than their own..

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:02 PM

DigitalSoul I'm with you as Egwene being your favorite character but I like Faile alot too... But I loathe Galad and Gawyn's superstitions about Rand get VERY annoying and last but not least ..... Egeanin!

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:10 AM

Alright, just for the sake of it, i'm gonna go Rand.

let's face it his whole the AS are evil witches got morraine killed (Mat gets some credit).

then there is the whole lets put women on a pedistal and insist that they can't do for themselves and give myself a complext about the woman who choose to dedicate their lives to seeing me defeat the DO.

the black tower.

spending so much time making my self like the people i despise.

some damn arse crazy paranoia.

Dark Rand was not our friend, boy that was a lost oportunity with tuon, could have saved the WT an attack.

though admitedly he is well on the path to redemption.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 03:14 AM



ok frmenking welcome to the club.I have been butting my head against these walls for years without any success.You are welcome to try to put some sense where there is none. I have almost given up. lol i


Lol ... Don't worry! You'll come around and stop hating Egwene by the end of AMoL!


It's kind of funny that mudd of all people would comment on "sense". I don't think I have ever seen him offer an actual quote from the text in support of his rather extreme views on this topic and other posters frequently disprove his notions. When that happens he just has a tendency to not respond or jump off on some strange tangent that has no connection to what was originally being discussed. If that is trying to "put some sense" I am pretty happy that we here at DM apparently have none.

Sutt that is not fair I have proved you and others wrong on more than one occasion as for quotes it has nothing to do with anything but my laziness it is too much work. you want me to start another thread with quotes Just let me be free for a while and I'll give you al the quotes you want. lol @ Theodril I have never said that I hate eggy but she is stupid and stupidity always irritates me there is a diffrnc between being irritated and hating

Edited by muddasssir, 13 June 2012 - 03:18 AM.


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Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:49 AM




ok frmenking welcome to the club.I have been butting my head against these walls for years without any success.You are welcome to try to put some sense where there is none. I have almost given up. lol i


Lol ... Don't worry! You'll come around and stop hating Egwene by the end of AMoL!


It's kind of funny that mudd of all people would comment on "sense". I don't think I have ever seen him offer an actual quote from the text in support of his rather extreme views on this topic and other posters frequently disprove his notions. When that happens he just has a tendency to not respond or jump off on some strange tangent that has no connection to what was originally being discussed. If that is trying to "put some sense" I am pretty happy that we here at DM apparently have none.

Sutt that is not fair I have proved you and others wrong on more than one occasion as for quotes it has nothing to do with anything but my laziness it is too much work. you want me to start another thread with quotes Just let me be free for a while and I'll give you al the quotes you want.


You'll have to refresh us because as I said on this topic I don't recall that happening. I find it even less likely considering you admit flat out you are too lazy to provide quotes so your already far out views when unsupported by the text are often skewed by faulty memory or bias. I do enjoy our conversations however and look forward to you posting in one of the existing threads with quotes.

Edited by Suttree, 13 June 2012 - 03:48 PM.

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