WoT Top 10 moments!

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  1. Ilverin Matriam

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    Hello all!

    So, as the title says, do you wish to share your favorite 10 moments from the Wheel of Time?

    This is shamelessly stolen from a Daniel Greene video (which he might have gotten the idea for from somewhere else, but who keeps track), where he tells of his favorite moments, but I thoguht it would be fun to also get to know everyone's fav moments too! :D

    If you also wish to submit a TVT article on the subject, I proposed the idea to our awesome TVT Editor @Jahily al'Karee and she said that she will be happy to publish it ^^

    I will need to think about this before posting, because 10 is a lot or maybe not enough :look but I will post here and possibly publish them in the blog too :giggle
     
  2. Elania al'Manir

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    The scene at the end where Nynaeve gets an army for Lan is one of the most-quoted in a FB group I'm in. Easily top 10 material.

     
  3. Kranerian Vrammar

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    Not gonna try to rank them, but a few that come to mind:
    • "Kneel and swear to the Lord Dragon, or you will be knelt." and the rest of Dumai's Wells
    • "By the way, that dress you are wearing is green." and the entire chapter that follows it
    • The one Elania posted while I was typing this.
    • Mat kicking the crap out of Galad and Gawyn with a stick while he can barely stand.
    • Flicker Flicker Flicker
    • Rand going through the columns in Rhuidean
    • "You didn't listen to me. I did not come here to win. I came here to kill you. Death is lighter than a feather."
     
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  4. Arinna Katal

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    Also not ranking them, but:

    • YESSSSSS the Golden Crane flies for Tarmon Gai'don YESSSSSSS what an incredible scene
    • the section of Lord of Chaos in which Nynaeve Heals Logain/Egwene gets raised Amyrlin/Mat shows up with the Band and Nynaeve kicks him in the butt; I love this part of the book so much that I always fly through the first half during rereads to get to it
    • Moiraine's testing/Moiraine and Siuan getting raised in New Spring
    • Rand in the columns in Rhuidean
    • V E R I N
    • Perrin and Faile's wedding (100% used those vows in my own wedding)
    • The Trollocs getting defeated in Shadow Rising
    • the sheer relief of so many long-running plotlines getting wrapped up one after another in Knife of Dreams
    • Olver blowing the Horn and summoning Birgitte
    • "He is born again! I feel him! The Dragon takes his first breath on the slopes of Dragonmount! He is coming! He is coming! Light help us! Light help the world! He lies in the snow and cries like the thunder! He burns like the sun!"
     
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    These are all amazing!! They take me back to great times. :love
    :grouphug

    :reading
     
  6. Laralelle Susandrea

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    In no particular order (or rather, these are in the order in which I thought of them)

    1. The Golden Crane flies for Tarmon Gai'don
    2. Verin's revelation
    3. Egwene's "return" to Novice-hood in the White Tower (specifically, serving Elaida)
    4. Perrin and the Battle for Emond's Field
    5. Olver blowing the horn
    6. Mat rescuing Moiraine
    7. Mat sparring with Galad and Gawyn
    8. Aviendha going through the columns the second (or rather third) time.
    9. Moghedien (I think it was her) controlling Rand with the a'dam
    10. Loial at the Great Stump
    11. Perrin forging The Hammer
     
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  7. Keisha al'Benn

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    Rhuidean has always been a favorite for me.
    I also love all of Mat's time in Ebou Dar and getting away with Tuon.
    Anything Egwene from her time with the Wise Ones and after til the end.
    Verin's revelation.

    From a very small story arc:
    Caroline Damodred and Darlin Sisnera :lol
     
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    1. The prologue to the TEOTW. Had me hooked from the very start.
    2. "I win again, Lews Therin."
    3. The way the history of the Aiel was revealed in Rhuidean.
    4. The moment when Nynaeve realizes she's healed Logain.
    5. The wolves rage at hearing Rand has been "caged". The Dragon Reborn means something to everyone.
    6. Nynaeve breaking her block.
    7. "She's my bloody wife!"
    8. Egwene "becoming" the Amyrlin through sheer strength of will.
    9. The entire Aelfinn and Eelfinn plotline, but especially the final journey with Mat, Tom, and Jain Farstrider.
    10. Rand's final realization and reasoning for imprisoning the DO rather than destroying him. A nice resolution to the themes of free will and eternity and run through the whole series.
     
  9. Aratouial Delafeld

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    Yes, all so good!

    • The Tower Black Ajah hunters when they use the Oath Rod the first time
    • Apple blossoms
    • Egwene laughing during her beating
    • Moiraine taking Lanfear through the doorway
    • Deathgates. Horrible, but so so so cool.
    • Aviendha finding the library storage ter'angreal
    • Elayne bonding Birgitte
    • Cat Crosses the Courtyard
    • Loial treesinging
    • Egwene catches the Black Ajah and ends the Tower split
     
  10. Jahily al'Karee

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    *walks out from between the Library stacks into the discussion area, with an irritated look on her face and dangling something from her fingertips*

    Can someone please tell me who's pointy-toed, leafy contraptions these are? I almost fell over them while archiving the latest blog post journals... :scratch

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  11. Thovin al'Deebo

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    I'm sure I missed so many good moments, but here are my top 10 that I can think of right now, after one read through

    1. Egwene showing up Elaida in front of her own Hall
    2. Mat accidentally leading the battle against the Shaido and dueling Couladin
    3. Verin's revelation about the Aes Sedai
    4. Rand on Dragonmount
    5. Perrin defending the Two Rivers, and the whitecloak betrayal.
    6. Perrin forging the power-wrought hammer
    7. Mat blowing a hole in the side of the stone of Tear with Aludra's explosives
    8. Mat figuring out what the Fins said, and figuring out how to get out of the Tower of Ghenjei
    9. IGLOO
    10. Dumai's Wells
     
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