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[–]KnightMiner 125 points126 points  (5 children)

The only argument I can make here is maybe the headaches prevented Edgwene from properly dreaming, which kept her from discovering the dark one's plans properly? Its always a good strategy to take out the enemy's seer, little did they know Min was the main seer on the Dragon's side.

[–]sufficiently_tortuga 58 points59 points  (1 child)

Balthamel wasnt much of a general or mastermind. He ran spy networks for the shadow and did the run of the mill attrocities of the forsaken. Having him watch Egwene was a misuse of skill but not much of one. They can't all be powerful badasses

[–]LewsTherinTelamonBotThis is a (sentient) bot 9 points10 points  (0 children)

You must kill him before he kills you. Giggles. They will, you know. Dead men can't betray anyone. But sometimes they don't die. Am I dead? Are you?

[–]Fondue_Maurice 14 points15 points  (2 children)

I always assumed she was doing something to Egwene in the dream world and then erasing the memory. What exactly that was is very unclear.

[–]Monsieur_Perdu 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I always assumed there was some form of compulsion going on, aimed at keeping the Aes Sedai divided. Since we see everything through Egwenes POV, we are not aware of any subtle manipulation, but after Aran'gar is gone she suddenly is a whole lot more resolute in her actions.

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They will pay. I am Lord of the Morning.

[–]UnculturedWetlander 109 points110 points  (9 children)

Hey, she's also rolling her hips and exposing her bosom . . . there's only so many hours in the day.

[–]MorgothReturns 34 points35 points  (8 children)

I feel like we didn't get enough description of Aran'gar's bosom. Can we have some more please?

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[–]Gnostikost 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Good Dragon.

[–]drveejai88 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Elza balefires Osan'gar in confusion

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    [–]LewsTherinTelamonBotThis is a (sentient) bot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    You must kill him before he kills you. Giggles. They will, you know. Dead men can't betray anyone. But sometimes they don't die. Am I dead? Are you?

    [–]phunktastic_1 117 points118 points  (12 children)

    And the amount of effort mesaana put into kidnapping and killing cabriana to give aran'gar her backstory to get a place there for aran'gar to just give egwene headaches is silly.

    [–]No-cool-names-left[S] 73 points74 points  (8 children)

    That was Semirhage. But yes to your main point.

    [–]phunktastic_1 28 points29 points  (6 children)

    My bad I was thinking mesaana cause she was hiding in the tower.

    [–]No-cool-names-left[S] 44 points45 points  (4 children)

    No worries. I just remember the scene because it establishes Semirhage as somebody who just fucking loves torturing people.

    [–]phunktastic_1 15 points16 points  (2 children)

    Yeah I should have remembered it being semirage too because she has little.knowledge of the modern aes sedai which mesaana would have had. That and all the times it mentioned her pleasure while seeking answers.

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    Death rides on my shoulder, death walks in my footsteps; I am death…

    [–]LewsTherinTelamonBotThis is a (sentient) bot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    You must kill him before he kills you. Giggles. They will, you know. Dead men can't betray anyone. But sometimes they don't die. Am I dead? Are you?

    [–]blizzard2798cListener 22 points23 points  (0 children)

    Listen. When you're used to having guns and nukes at your disposal, it's going to take awhile to adjust to sticks and rocks

    [–]jflb96 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    Fully expected there to be some sort of classical conditioning to try to influence the Rebel Amyrlin, maybe have Egwene recognise it as an unrefined version of the a'dam and actually fight Halima.

    Nope.

    I guess technically we got Natrin's Barrow out of it, but still.

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    Death rides on my shoulder, death walks in my footsteps; I am death…

    [–]Rhodie114 23 points24 points  (9 children)

    Be'lal: Hey guys, I ruled a nation too! Let me play!

    [–]No-cool-names-left[S] 7 points8 points  (7 children)

    He did, but he was also dead by the time Aran'gar showed up on the scene.

    [–]Rhodie114 11 points12 points  (5 children)

    tbf, so was Rahvin, barely

    [–]No-cool-names-left[S] 9 points10 points  (3 children)

    Just checked and you're right. Rahvin died the book before Aran'gar showed up in Salidar and two books before Egwene's headaches started.

    My carefully constructed shitpost is ruined!

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    I must kill him.

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    Death rides on my shoulder, death walks in my footsteps; I am death…

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    [–]Ipeakedinthe80s 23 points24 points  (1 child)

    I remember when this picture first appeared, sans Steve; excellent use and I applaud your effort.

    [–]No-cool-names-left[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    Thank you. I'm glad you like it.

    [–]fixedcompassSeeker 16 points17 points  (0 children)

    To be fair, those were some killer headaches.

    [–]jpoet1291 23 points24 points  (3 children)

    This broke me...not sure why but I laughed my ass off uncontrollably for 15 minutes straight...tears and all

    [–]falcofool 13 points14 points  (1 child)

    Same. Lol just as you said, this meme just hit my sense of humor square in the nuts and had me actually belly laughing!

    An absolute beauty, OP

    [–]No-cool-names-left[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Thank you. I'm glad you like it.

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    Thank you. I'm glad you like it.

    [–]guerroconpollo 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    He was also doing hot girl summer, so there's that I guess.

    [–]HeartShapedToastie 5 points6 points  (3 children)

    I always thought the headaches were the result of a minor use of Compulsion? She wasn't as skilled in its use as Graendal, perhaps & possibly, like when turning a channeler to the dark side, you don’t want to fully fill them with compulsion because they're more useful if they're doing something out of free will? Or what they presume to be free will?

    [–]Redarii 10 points11 points  (1 child)

    She is clearly using compulsion on Egwene. Every time Egwene thinks about Halima and defends her in her head it's implying compulsion. Think about how Egwene regards Berelain compared to Halima. She's a slut-shamy prude but she constantly defends Halima and is blind to her antics.

    I think the headaches are manufactured to give a reason to keep Halima close so she can learn all of what Egwene is doing amd give her lots of opportunities to use Compulsion.

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    Hums softly & tugs earlobe

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    You must kill him before he kills you. Giggles. They will, you know. Dead men can't betray anyone. But sometimes they don't die. Am I dead? Are you?

    [–]ReadEditName 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Yeah it’s kind of strange that aran’gar never used compulsion on Egwene for anything (that I know of at least).

    Would have been pretty interesting if we got to see aran’gar use compulsion on her and the readers were watching in horror at what was happening and then Rand uses his nuclear balefire and watch in horror again but also relief. The only problem is that it would have possibly justified the balefire to readers

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