Theory about the Myrddraal (spoilers for book 13+)

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  1. Relli Kaross

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    I have been doing a pretty intense re-read, and just started aMoL again last night. After reading through the Tower of Ghenjei scenes, I started thinking about how many similarities there are between Ael/Eelfinn and Myrddraal. There was one scene where one of the Forsaken is discussing how even Aginor wasn't sure how the Myrddraal were able to ride shadows and such, and it got me wondering if somehow during their creation the Myrddraal were somehow linked to or created from the Snakes and Foxes. My evident being:

    1. Riding shadows -- when Mat and Crew are in the Tower, the Foxes are described as manipulating the shadows around them to hide themselves and to create fear.
    2. Bonding -- Ael/Eelfinn are able to create bonds between themselves and other beings in the form of bargains, which is reminiscent of the way Fades bond Trollocs to themselves (at least to me), in a sort of bargain between the two groups
    3. Appearance-- Myrddraal are often described as snaky, serpentine, etc etc
    4. Affinity for emotions -- Myrddraal being able to instill fear with an eyeless glance reminds me somewhat of the savoring of emotions that the Ael/Eelfinn are obsessed with.

    Anyone agree/disagree?
     
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    That's a really cool theory! I'm doing a re-read myself, but I was never too interested in the Ael/Eelfinn, to be honest. :lol But, looking at those similarities, it makes me wonder if the Dark One was like, "Oh, yeah. That's cool. I know how to make it better, though!" :lol

    It makes me wonder if, like you said, they were created from them or linked to them, or if they were created as a twisted idea from them.
     
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    The Myrdraal were a mistake while creating Trollocs, right? It's totally plausible that those offspring become... "contaminated" somehow by the Tower's realm?
     
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    Dudebro Dark One: Uh...a REALLY COOL MISTAKE! *winks and makes gun-fingers*

    ...Now I want to me a Dudebro Dark One meme. :look
     
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    :rofl

    This is a really interesting theory, especially the notion of contamination from the realm of the Finn. I like it! I hope I can remember to look for clues in that regard next time I read the books.

    Do eet! We have a Meme thread now :)
     
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    I will draw it this evening. :lol My Muse has decreed it so.
     
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    I am so excited for Dudebro Dark One :clap:evil
     
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    Oh! Sorry about that. :lol I posted him in the meme thread and totally forgot about this one!

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  11. Relli Kaross

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    It is better than I imagined

    That would be quite the sig :evil:lol
     
  12. Leala al'Dareis

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    I forgot about making the sig! I'll add that to my list. :rofl
     
  13. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

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    :rofl Leala you should do a series of these in the TVT. :p
     
  14. Leala al'Dareis

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    :lol Now that's an idea. :giggle