Questions tagged [wheel-of-time]

For questions regarding the "Wheel of Time" book series, mostly written by Robert Jordan and finished by Brandon Sanderson after Jordan's death. It consists of 14 books and a prequel, along with extra material such as an encyclopedia. Use this tag together with the [robert-jordan] or [brandon-sanderson] tags as appropriate.

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Was Rand al'Thor supposed to be a symbol for Jesus?

Rand al'Thor has several moments that could be considered "biblical", including (spoilers): Has Robert Jordan ever commented on this? I am really looking for a quote by either Robert Jordan or ...
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Who killed this Forsaken in The Fires of Heaven?

Asmodean pulled open a small door, intending to find his way to the pantry. There should be some decent wine. One step, and he stopped, the blood draining from his face. "You? No!" The word still ...
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What were the inspirations for the Forsaken's names?

I realized that some of the Forsaken names were familiar to me (Ishamael and Ishmael from Moby Dick, Asmodean and Asmodeus the demon). Did Jordan take inspiration for the names for all the Forsaken, ...
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Is there any evidence Mat Cauthon was inspired by Matthias Corvinus?

Matthias Corvinus, also known as the Raven King, was King of Hungary and Croatia for a while in the 1400s. He was a noted general, and extensively made use of Hussite mercenaries in his battles. He ...
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What was Ishamael doing for three thousand years?

Lews Therin and his Companions put the seal on the Bore and supposedly locked away the Dark One and all of the 13 Forsaken. But in the prologue​ of The Eye of The World which happened after this, ...
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How does Mazrim Taim's timeline work out?

Warning: spoilers follow for the Wheel of Time series, including the last few books! We know that Demandred recruited Mazrim Taim for the Shadow, but when exactly did this happen in Rand's timeline? ...
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Is the Blue Ajah portrayed as “the good Ajah”?

In Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, the Aes Sedai are divided into seven Ajahs: the Blue, the Brown, the Green, the Grey, the Red, the White, and the Yellow (plus the Black Ajah, which is secret ...