Who is really sealed?

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time Discussion - Books 1-14' started by Aulrick Vendour, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. Aulrick Vendour

    Aulrick Vendour Gaidin

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    I have a theory I wanted to share with you guys, bare with me here.

    We know that time in Randland is circular, repeating time and again. We know that each turning, a bore is drilled outside the wheel into the DO's "prison," and all hell breaks loose.

    However, we also know that the DO experiences time as a linear thing. It is mentioned several times during the series that he remembers all his previous battles with the Dragon, that he believes he'll win one day, etc.

    So my theory is this - the DO isn't sealed at all. The DO, in fact, was the winner between the DO and the Creator fighting, and destroyed the world. Those who are sealed are, in fact, the people of Randland, sheltered away in their own little world, probably by the creator, outside of time and space. The DO destroyed all of creation in the linear time and space universe, which is why Rand sees only darkness when he steps out of the pattern and into the DO's home.

    I have several more lines of thought like this one (for example, the DO isn't even the bad guy here, he was just defending his home from invading creationists who wanted to create things in his perfect emptiness :p ), but the brunt of the theory is basically the time issue.
     
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    Toral Delvar Archivist Gaidin

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    In the context of the series, especially the Last Battle, I don't think this makes much sense
    Though I have always wondered, how does the Dark One keep losing. He must surely have memories of every time the prison is re-made, so knows that it requires saidin, saidar and the True Power
     
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    Aulrick Vendour Gaidin

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    Not really sure how the last battle is relevant to my theory... Can you explain please?
     
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    Toral Delvar Archivist Gaidin

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    Because in the Last Battle, we see how the world could be if the Dark One was free to remake it, or if he was destroyed completely. That doesn't seem compatible with the idea that the Dark One won and this is some sort of pocket universe
     
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    Aulrick Vendour Gaidin

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    Well that's only half accurate. We know that if the DO wins, there WON'T be a universe at all (it was made very clear).

    As for if he dies - that doesn't explain anything at all about who is locked. He could die and the people can remain trapped in their prison.
     
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    Ixialdor Lathanril Gaidin

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    But if the DO dies, there is that darkness behind everyones eyes. Rand saw that in the vision when he saw Elayne. I think it goes back to the whole balance thing. If the Dark One died, there would be no counter to the light.
     
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    Aulrick Vendour Gaidin

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    Again, that has nothing to do with my theory ^^
    Whether or not he could or couldn't die is another theory of mine, but not this one ;)