The Wheel of Time, character guide

The Wheel of Time, serial adaptation of the vast series of fantasy books by Robert Jordan, will soon land on the streaming service Amazon prime. History, as anyone who has read even the first book knows, The Eye of the World (link Amazon), is full of characters, places and particular terms.

For those who do not yet know what this saga offers, this article will provide you with some basic notions on the most important characters in history.

The Wheel of Time: the characters

  • Moiraine Damodred: Moiraine, interpreted yes Rosamund Pike, is for the Wheel of Time what Gandalf it was for The Lord of the Rings. Powerful Aes Sedai dell’Ajah Blu |, Moraine is looking for the Dragon Reborn because of a dark prophecy. Moiraine is a guiding figure for all, reserved and full of quiet wisdom and great knowledge about theOne Power.
  • Nynaeve al’Meara: Moiraine’s search leads her to the village of Two Rivers where, among many others that could be the Dragon Reborn, also finds Nynaeve, played by Zoë Robins, however, considered by her to be a bit too grown up, according to what is reported by the prophecy. Nynaneve, however, is considered, despite her young age, as one of the wise men of the village, and as such she takes care of the well-being and protection of all the inhabitants, also thanks to her peculiar abilities.
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  • Lan al’Mandragoran: one of the Guardians of Moiraine, played by Daniel Henney. Stoic and very serious, Lan is tied to Moraine, protecting her and fighting alongside her. His swordsman skills will help the party save the day more than once. Lan shows loyalty to her fellow travelers and values ​​whatever or whoever Moiraine thinks is important. Their bond is not romantic, as has already happened among some Aes Sedai and their own Custodians, but it is instead something that goes beyond simple friendship.
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  • Egwene al’Vere: a ta’veran, played by Madeleine Madden, which turns out to be very promising as a potential apprentice for Nynaeve. Positive and determined, Egwene is the daughter of the village innkeeper, and as such she knows all kinds of gossip and rumors that can be heard around. Of the whole group, Egwene is the only one who has no problem setting out on an adventure.
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  • Perryn Ayabara: Interpreted by Marcus Ruthenford, Perryn is the village’s apprentice blacksmith, constantly on the move and extremely free-thinking. Taller and more handsome than everyone else, Perryn always takes great care not to abuse his physical strength, always making sure he doesn’t end up accidentally hurting or harming anyone else.
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  • Rand al’Thor: son of Tam, a farmer, Rand, played by Josha Stradowski, is a simple character, who would not want to abandon the life he leads in the village of Two Rivers, helping his single father on the farm and dreaming of one day being able to build a family of his own.
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  • Mat Cauton: interpreted by Barney Harris, Mat is part of the trio of friends that includes both Rand and Perrin, in which he plays the role of “reckless”. Always ready to gamble or play a joke, Mat has a keen tendency to get into trouble. A sort of “revised and corrected” version of Pippin de The Lord of the Rings.
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  • Thom Merrilin: talented minstrel, played by Alexandre Willaume, Thom Merrilin is the very definition of who “knows how the world goes”. A traveler and showman introduced to even the greatest royal courts, Thom serves as a mentor to the younger characters, offering support in combat as well, thanks to his knife-throwing skills.
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  • Fair: or a young person Ogier, a race of humans extremely long-lived enough to literally enter the myth, interpreted by Hammed Animashaun. Loial is basically a scholar, with his nose always in the books about the situation the group has to face.

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