Least favourite/most disliked WoT character?

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

  1. Lyndo Shiranui

    Lyndo Shiranui Novice

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    Least favourite:

    1. Elaida; I just... can't...
    2. Gawyn; he is almost side by side with Elaida when it comes to stupidity, but Gawyn at least tries to be a good person... Oh no, I've just remembered him killing innocent Warders, nevermind.
    3. Elayne; everyone can tell Gawyn and Elayne are relatives. Just because of Elayne's stupidity lots of people have vanished from the Pattern. Before that I had no problem with her.
    4. Whitecloaks... all of them...
    5. Almost all the Seafolk
    6. Perrin; without Faile he wouldn't be able to gather all the Two Rivers folk under one banner. Trying to teach him something is so hard, always whining about not wanting being a leader... I have no problem with Faile, she is smart when it comes to leadership and politics. I just don't like the povs of her and Perrin at the times when she was kidnapped.
    7. Rand; I don't know why, I consider him too blind to see the most basic things in life. 'I have to be like stone, iron, mithril etc.' 'I can't stand a woman's death, even if she is cruel as fun like Semirhage' He is so cringe.
     
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  2. Valen Mashab

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    I have never really had people that I have hated in the series. There are a couple of actions that are annoying but it had a real feeling to it. I know many dislike the lack of communication and how many problems could just be solved if people would talk...real talk. But I think this is true to life in general and might have been a hidden message Mr. Jordan was trying to tell us. May take their perception of what people said instead of talking about it. I am just as bad about this. I tend to be in my own head alot and think too much or just assume someone's action and motivation are one way. Only to find out it was something completely different.

    That being said, I enjoyed hearing peoples perceptions of the different characters and what they brought up in people. Elaida, Sevanah and her cronies/detractors, Colavaere, Taim, and his cronies (or detractors), and Whitecloaks were not mentioned as much as i expected. I was also surprised Logain was not mentioned at all (or I missed it).

    I appreciated the angst but sometimes it was cringe worthy and Rand lead that boat on many occasions by pressure and trying to rigidly stick to what they believe they should be most of the times causes lots of trauma because of the inward struggle and not accepting the balance of internal and external influences.

    Sorry, I didn't answer the question.It would take me a while and probably another reread to decide on one or two.
     
  3. Ilverin Matriam

    Ilverin Matriam Aes Sedai Outreach Activities Coordinator Head of the Gray Ajah Historian Tower Gatekeeper

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    Everytime I see a chapter with Whitecloaks or Seanchan in it... I feel hatred... Like, really! Or maybe I despise them, I don't know, but it's a strong feeling :|

    I cannot imagine how a writer comes up with such characters that readers feel such hatred towards. I bet it's easier to write good and likable character than characters that one day someone would say that they hate in their guts :lol
     
  4. Valen Mashab

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    Absolutely, bigotry and slavery are two actions that will earn a very strong avoidance from me. They make me feel uncomfortable and do not like to be around them. Robert Jordan does a very good job in encompassing those types of people in the Seanchan and Whitecloak culture. The departure of reason with hatred in those characters can be very annoying and unnerving. It is so hard to understand their point of view and even work in a common ground. Most of the Seanchan are ok people on a whole but that one glaring cornerstone of their culture is simply unnerving. They are great administrators and peacekeepers but damane and da'covale have to go - except maybe as a punishment though a time limit should be given on the sentence (plus the entitled imperialism).
     
  5. Brynden von Brazilius

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    My likes and dislikes have changed over time. But these characters almost always made the list.

    1. Elaida - Because she is literally the worst. She is like what happens if the sum of every bad boss you ever had suddenly developed the ability to kill you with their mind.

    2. Semirhage - I don't even understand why someone didn't balefire her back during the Age of Legends. She is way too scary to just leave running around. Come to think of it that is exactly what happens to her in the books. Can you imagine how annoyed how Ishy had to be to let that happen?

    3. Rhadam Asunawa - Really everyone in the Hand of the Light. Anyone twisted enough to run that outfit is seriously bad news.

    4. Mazarim Taim - Proof that Lews Therin isn't always wrong. Also, President and Founder of the Demandred Fan Club, an individual who is truly lacking in merit enough to deserve one.
     
  6. Emerald ní Róhan

    Emerald ní Róhan Aes Sedai

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    Elayne. She is the most selfish character in the whole series, imo. She left her country in chaos because she somehow thought she just HAD to be running around with Egwene and Nynaeve. I can't begin to express the complete disgust I have for Elayne. No emoji is sufficient. Just. no.
     
  7. Jocasta Braithe

    Jocasta Braithe Novice Forum Moderator Game Master

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    Tylin. The way she treats Mat is HORRIBLE. And I'm not a founding member of the Mat fan club either. Nobody deserves that kind of treatment. I suspect that's the response RJ was trying to provoke, but ye gods. /shudder

    I also really dislike the fridging of Dena.
     
  8. Jocasta Braithe

    Jocasta Braithe Novice Forum Moderator Game Master

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    I really despise Lanfear too. Her manipulative tactics and overconfidence remind me of people I don't like in real life.
     
  9. Alora Sionn

    Alora Sionn Mama Wolf Gaidin Forum Moderator

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    I'm with you on Tylin, I don't think abuse is cute
     
  10. Jocasta Braithe

    Jocasta Braithe Novice Forum Moderator Game Master

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    This made me snortlaugh. It's so true.
     
  11. Emerald ní Róhan

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    I don't think there is anything cute about sexual assault, and the fact that Mat developed some weird kind of affection for her was probably one of the most sickening things in the series.
     
  12. Maiel Sanvar

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    I don't like Faile especially in book 9. Doesn't even think of Perrin who is going can't rest until she's found. Can't stand Avendhia and Elayne is pretty much centered on herself, complaining and too focused on her status.
     
  13. Almira ni'Caldazare

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    I hate Lanfear more after the last battle. She tried to manipulate everyone who went into the World of Dreams.