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Something I just realized... (WOT)
« on: April 14, 2011, 06:51:27 PM »
Brandon's on the record as saying that he doesn't like having truly evil characters, and just about all the villains in the Cosmere tend to be sympathetic in some way.

It would be difficult to argue, from just about any philosophical perspective, that Padan Fain is not capital-E Evil.

I don't believe I've seen Fain since Brandon took over.

Hmm...

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Re: Something I just realized... (WOT)
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2011, 07:06:30 PM »
Brandon's on the record as saying that he doesn't like having truly evil characters, and just about all the villains in the Cosmere tend to be sympathetic in some way.

It would be difficult to argue, from just about any philosophical perspective, that Padan Fain is not capital-E Evil.

I don't believe I've seen Fain since Brandon took over.

Hmm...

I don't think we've seen fain since winter's heart (book 9). I know slayer was supposed to hunt and kill him, but i dont think we've heard anymore about that since then. I'm guessing fain is up to something, and we're about to find out what in the last one.
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Re: Something I just realized... (WOT)
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2011, 07:26:29 PM »
Fain has appeared in Brandon's WoT books.  He's up in the Blight, killing Myrdraal and making Mashadar-Zombie Trollocs while walking towards where he thinks the Last Battle will be.

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Re: Something I just realized... (WOT)
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2011, 07:27:59 PM »
Fain has appeared in Brandon's WoT books.  He's up in the Blight, killing Myrdraal and making Mashadar-Zombie Trollocs while walking towards where he thinks the Last Battle will be.

...now that you mention it, yeah, I think I vaguely remember that. Where's that part at?

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Re: Something I just realized... (WOT)
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2011, 07:33:43 PM »
Fain has appeared in Brandon's WoT books.  He's up in the Blight, killing Myrdraal and making Mashadar-Zombie Trollocs while walking towards where he thinks the Last Battle will be.

You're right. I forgot about that. It's a short blurb in the prologue of towers of midnight.
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Re: Something I just realized... (WOT)
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2011, 01:40:29 AM »
I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure he appears in addition to the ToM Prologue. 

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I remember reading somewhere that there was speculation that Rand might try (or accidently) lock Fain into the Dark One's prison when he seals him away.  Maybe Rand thought about doing this in one of his PoV chapters, or maybe I read it online somewhere.  But I definitely remember seeing that it might be a solution to keeping the Dark One locked away.
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