Least favourite/most disliked WoT character?

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time Discussion - Books 1-14' started by Ealandrelle Melyma, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Ahmyra al'Ruley

    Ahmyra al'Ruley Mistress of Foretelling Aes Sedai Head of the White Ajah

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    I think my least favorite character is Berelain... and Elaida and Renail din Calon and the highest ranked Wise One Sorilea I think?
     
  2. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

    Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak Aes Sedai TVT Editor Forum Moderator

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    Great! I hope you'll stick around more permanently now. :D
     
  3. Rhandhal al'Deez

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    Hopefully!
     
  4. Ashlyn Sindal

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    Min, because she had so much potential at first, and then it was never realized. By the end of the series, she was nothing more than a walking plot device with her viewings and a foil for Rand. I kept waiting for her to have a single desire that wasn't about Rand or wearing pants instead of skirts, but it never materialized. :grumble

    And I find Rand kind of boring, honestly. Like, I wouldn't say I dislike him, but the vast majority of his POV sections past the third or fourth book didn't really grab me. On the other hand, their mutual boringness does kind of make Rand and Min perfect for each other.
     
  5. Sabriane Diamodred

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    Perrin, and, actually Elayne and Nynaeve

    *Waits to be stoned*

    edit: not as characters - they're good characters - but I SO would loathe them if i met them IRL
     
  6. Ealandrelle Melyma

    Ealandrelle Melyma Aes Sedai

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    I'm not an Elayne fan either. She's incredibly irritating.

    I will say, that even for all the characters I detest, I love that they are written well enough to inspire that kind of reaction from me :lol Nothing worse than reading a book where no-one makes you go more than "meh" :p
     
  7. Ashlyn Sindal

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    I think this is one of the reasons my love of the series has been so enduring. There are so many things about the story and characters that I find compelling, but the things that I dislike are still things I could talk about for hours. (And do if you're foolish enough to mention them when I've had a couple beers. :lol)
     
  8. Ryu Shadowborn

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    Just because she deserves her full name for how much I utterly loathe her.

    Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan - There is one moment of face time she gets that does not make me want to pay people to Balefire her, then Balefire them to bring her back and do it till the pattern breaks into little bitty bits.

    The other is Gawyn, I can understand Perrin and Faile and think if the kidnapping thing were not contained in one or two books it would have been far less aggravating, Rand and the Maidens annoys me but it makes sense, I can understand not trusting people because Ishamael was sprouting seeds of chaos for thousands of years.

    However Gawyn I want to strangle personally, he fights Sauske Uchiha for "Person in Fiction I loathe the most" Everything he does is the exact opposite of what a sensible, Intelligent human being would do. What makes it worse is that the inclusion of one Scene could fix it all, all you need to do is have him overhear Elaida and Alviaran talking about how Siuan is a black.

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    There were times I wanted to slap Moraine around, after the stone she should have taken the main cast into a room, warded it and layed out everything she knew to the boys and girls.

    Morgaise and Elayne could have handled the whole "Red Eagle Banner" thing a bit better, rename the two rivers officially to Manetheran, declare Perrin the Lord of it as an honor for defending his homeland in "the name of the queen" and have the Legend of Manetheran tied to Andor.
     
  9. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

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    I'm right there with you on Elaida Ryu. :x
     
  10. Rhandhal al'Deez

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    From a plot perspective, Elaida was fine, showing just how much of the Tower's incompetence was theirs alone, and couldn't (all) be laid at the feet of the BA.
     
  11. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

    Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak Aes Sedai TVT Editor Forum Moderator

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    I agree Rhandhal ... Doesn't make me like her any more though. ;)
     
  12. Ryu Shadowborn

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    I disagree though, the only reason Elaida was put into a position of power was a BA plot, including BA sisters helping to vote her into the Seat.
     
  13. The Gambler Matrim

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    Egwene, Faile, and Perrin.
     
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    Resurrecting this to mention my discomfort with Tylin. Really hate the dynamic between her and Mat and how she disrespects ALL of his boundaries constantly.
     
  15. Brian Mandragon

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    I feel the BA knew that it was the ultimate way of hurting the tower. Put someone in charge that was incompetent who would unwittingly bring the tower to ruin but not by putting one of their own which might be discovered they bought time for the crumble to happen. If Elaida did not do as they wanted they could always just take her out too. But it did also show the arrogance and lack of cohesion of the tower that the process could be put into motion so easily.
     
  16. Brian Mandragon

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    To me it seems that everyone has a moment or fifty that you just want to say "shut up and think about want is going on". They let themselves ignore that obvious truth of the matter so many times. The Aes Sedai being the biggest offenders most of the time. But it is easy to see how the Dark One has gotten his fingers wrapped in so many people even some who served his purpose without realizing item. But in the end many learned the hardest lessons that were required to win the battle. Sadly enough you can see that it is only a matter of a few generations until the lessons learned are forgotten.