What type of RL jobs would the main characters have?

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time Discussion - Books 1-14' started by Ilverin Matriam, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. Ilverin Matriam

    Ilverin Matriam Aes Sedai Outreach Activities Coordinator Historian

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    So, I woke up with this question in my mind :look

    WHat do you guys think our main characters would work as if they were in our world?

    I imagine Mat being a rock bar bartender :lol (by night) and maybe doing charity work by day?

    I can only imagine Egwene as working in corporate and climbing the ladder, until she gets the CEO position :lol

    hm... I wondered about Nyaneve and I think a teacher might be a funny profesion, but I think she will be good at it :lol

    So any more suggestions? :D
     
  2. Mejjad Martnandi

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    Hm..

    Born in the modern USA/Europe I think Perrin would work as a bouncer - the kind and silent kind of doorman who lifts people up and relocate them rather than arguing with them. He is, of course, a hobby blacksmith, forging daggers and medieval weapons for fun, which he then sells on e-bay. I imagine his hobby being part of a larger image. I guess he makes beer too and grows a beard - the modern hipster.

    Mat works the same bars Perrin does, but - as you propose - behind them. Being the trickster he enjoys the late night shifts. When his shift ends he spends time at the tables. He is skilled with numbers, and cards and usually wins as much as he loses. Neither Perrin nor Mat makes a fortune this way, but they manage.

    Rand's journey has always been about accepting who you are. Being born too tall and masculine for his craft he fights the prejudice and difficulties all men fight who were born to be something else. He works the same bars as his friends, but on the scene in drag clothing. His nickname is The Dragon, with emphasis on the first syllable. On his free time he's a leading civil rights activist.
     
  3. Feros Sandulf

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    I would see Rand running for president with the campaign slogan of something along the lines of fight back the dark one. His personality and upbringing in the novels has groomed him for a position of power where he is making the rules and setting the standard for others to live by.

    Mat I could see as an actor but something around B list popular enough that you know of him but at the same time not someone in it for the fame. But they are doing it because that is what they are good at. He is a charitable person at heart and would see him working to make other peoples lives better once he has the means to do so.

    Perrin honestly could see him doing exactly what he was doing in the books being a blacksmith. Be it for Ren Faires or historical reenacting sights. He is a man that is happy with the simple times and if he can put in a hard days work then he would consider that a good day.

    Nynaeve hands down head nurse no problem figuring that one out. Has the attitude and the strength to be in that position.
     
  4. Elia LePhant

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    Yeah I can see Nynaeve as an ER nurse or something equally stressful and important. Mat bartender or barista in a hip coffee shop. I see Egwene working for a big non-profit or at the UN.
     
  5. Sorcha Al'Verdan

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    I doubt that Nynaeve would be satisfied by life as a nurse, when 90% of the time you have to just follow someone else's orders. She would be a better Doctor, and eventually work her way up to administrator of a hospital so she can do large scale battle with insurance companies who deny care.
     
  6. Dravid ter'Mand

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    I always thought of Nynaeve as being a really good research doctor. She would absolutely despise the academic atmosphere but would churn out incredible cures on a startlingly regular basis.
     
  7. Elia LePhant

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    Oh true yeah, I can totally see that.
     
  8. Alora Sionn

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    Mat would be a youtuber lol
     
  9. Dnae Ila

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    I could see Mat as one of those charismatic, high level salespeople who is very successful at his job even while despising it.

    Faile would be an influencer. :lol
     
  10. Thaddius al'Guy

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    god, you're right.

    I would see Hurin as a professional chef, given his abilities.
    ..maybe a bounty hunter.
     
  11. Dravid ter'Mand

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    Faile and Berelain both would be influencers and have constant drama between them.
     
  12. Alora Sionn

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    Real Housewives of Randland :lol