Well Rand and Perrin maybe heroes, But in the books the word hero is tied to Mats story all over the place. You get the first hint when Siun mentioned he is just like her uncle who died in a fire saving people. He constantly says heroes do this or that and he isnt a hero but he does it all the same. Hell one of the chapters about him is called "hero in the night
". Thom tells his tales painting him the hero, his adventures are known and probably will be sung about (Prince of ravens, Lord of luck blah blah). How many damsels has he rescued braving impregnable fortresses, Legendary towers 6 story buildings. Not for a wife/children/parents, But for friends, promises and people he isnt really sure he likes that much. His arcs tend to showcase how much of a hero he is he does the things you read about the cliche typical hero stuff. I doubt the word hero shows up even 1/10th as often in any of the others arcs. HERO HERO HERO
They hammer it into in almost every book after about 3 onwards try it book four and up Mat's arcs they will mention HERO
Rand and Mat are leaders, But lets face it Rand is probably more feared then loved Mat has a army but no land/community. Rand conquers the land takes the army but the land the kingdom tends to go to shit. Perrin is made lord of his land by his people he forged an army as well but his kingdom thrives even in this crappy environment. After the final battle you know his kingdom will grow into a major power. Mat may get lands of his own kingdom later after the story ends but we have yet to see how well he does being a ruler
And Rand is superman but much angrier and meaner and he kills alot and oh and he's insane. He is special. The others are special too but not as special as Rand he is the most special person since King Arthur he is so special he pulls other special people to him. How often have we read that in the books. XXXX you are special if it wasnt for RAND
you would be the most special person in a thousand years because you know he is more special then you.
They are all Heroes, Leaders and Special, But each one tends to slide into one of these titles more then the others. Hence they each have a theme their stories tend to focus more on it.
Edited by Benaire2, 22 February 2012 - 05:36 AM.