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  • 1

    Interview: 2011

    Twitter 2011 (WoT) (Verbatim)

    Justin Lee (18 January 2011)

    Any thoughts on my "Mat is Gaidal Cain" theory? His time with the snakes/foxes makes me wonder.

    Brandon Sanderson (18 January 2011)

    Do you REALLY want me to weigh in on this?

    JUSTIN LEE

    Absolutely! Though I'm likely to get a RAFO ;)

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Well, as I remember, RJ said that Olver was too old to be Gaidal Cain. If Olver's to old, then Mat...

    JUSTIN LEE

    He's certainly going to be late to the Big Show if he was naturally born after Olver.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Gaidal has been reborn, and I do know who he is, and he is younger than Olver. (Sorry.)

    BRIAN CAYEN

    Not sure if this was asked but have we seen Gaidal Cain reincarnated "on screen"?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    RAFO on Cain, I'm afraid.

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  • 2

    Interview: Jun 16th, 1995

    Robert Jordan

    When Moghedien ripped out Birgitte from Tel'aran'rhiod she "short-circuited" the Pattern, by bringing in an adult "in the flesh" instead of letting Birgitte join Gaidal Cain the "normal" way. He said also that Gaidal Cain may not have any role to play in Tarman Gai'don. ["may"—consider that—my note]

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  • 3

    Interview: Nov 14th, 2000

    SciFi.com Chat (Verbatim)

    ArabianKn

    Mr. Jordan, since Gaidal Cain has been born only recently in the WOT universe, how is it that he will grow old enough to fight in the upcoming battle (Tarmon Gai'don)? It will take at least 15 years for him to grow big enough to fight. and what about the other Heroes? Will they also be reborn, or will they remain to be recalled only by the Horn?

    Robert Jordan

    Who says that what Gaidal has been reborn to do is to fight the Last Battle? There is more to do to keep the Pattern on course than the Last Battle.

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  • 4

    Interview: Dec 5th, 2000

    Robert Jordan

    Someone asked if a hero of the Wheel that had already been spun out could still be seen in Tel'aran'rhiod. He said point blank "No". I'm hoping the person who posed that question will also post about it, in case I got something wrong.

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  • 5

    Interview: Jan 16th, 2003

    Question

    Is Olver Gaidal Cain?

    Robert Jordan

    No. I didn't really think that this would last as long as it has. The timing is wrong. He has another reason for being there besides being a red herring, though.

    QUESTION

    He's too old.

    ROBERT JORDAN

    Yes. Time in Tel'aran'rhiod and the real world run at different rates, but it never runs backwards. You may spend an hour in Tel'aran'rhiod, and a day has passed when you get back, or you may spend a day, and an hour has passed when you get back, but you'll never go in on Tuesday and come back on Monday.

    QUESTION

    Is the difference in time constant?

    ROBERT JORDAN

    No. It's fairly random. Sometimes fast, sometimes slow, sometimes the same as real time.

    QUESTION

    It's different for different people, then?

    ROBERT JORDAN

    Yes. Unless they're together in Tel'aran'rhiod. Then the same amount of time passes for them obviously.

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  • 6

    Interview: Nov 19th, 2009

    Question

    I didn't hear the question but someone asked something about Rand and Moridin's souls being intertwined.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Sanderson said that many souls' threads are frequently woven together in the Pattern such as Birgitte and Gaidal. He said that Rand and Moridin are also frequently woven together in the Pattern.

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  • 7

    Interview: Nov 7th, 2010

    Question

    Have we met the “ugly man”? (I assume Gaidal; this was a question I heard during the signing.)

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes we have.

    Footnote

    Fans have determined that this is actually impossible, since none of the babies seen on screen qualify (based on RJ's very strict guidelines).

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  • 8

    Interview: Dec, 2010

    Carrie (Care)

    Brandon, I would love to know if we finally found out who Gaidal Cain was reborn as (or had a brief mention of him) in Towers of Midnight? I really thought it was obvious, but after talking to some friends I guess it wasn't. I realize you might not be able to say who it is, but if you could just let me know if we did hear mention of him in Towers of Midnight, that would be awesome.

    Brandon Sanderson

    I know what you're talking about. I won't confirm 100% or not, but the phrasing was intentional.

    Footnote

    This is apparently in reference to Grady's son, who was (by Rand's estimate) four years old in Lord of Chaos and therefore too old to be Gaidal Cain (unless Grady has another son and didn't bother to mention the other to Rand, which seems unlikely).

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  • 9

    Interview: Aug 31st, 2011

    Reddit AMA 2011 (Verbatim)

    seminasak ()

    Will Birgitte Silverbow's eternal love Gaidal Cain show up in A Memory of Light?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO.

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  • 10

    Interview: Aug 31st, 2011

    Reddit AMA 2011 (Verbatim)

    simenasak ()

    Will Gaidal Cain be spun out as a hero of the horn of Valere should the horn be sounded again? Can a hero show up there if alive? Will a hero become a "copy" that rests within the horn until called to arms?

    Brandon Sanderson

    As I understand, if you are 'spun out' you do not respond to the call of the Horn. So no Cain showing up if it is sounded again, as he's been spun out.

    Astrogat

    As you understand it? Isn't your understanding more or less canon at this point?

    ilikedirigibles

    No, it's not his world or book series. He can misunderstand something just as well as the next guy.

    Not saying he did here, but just 'cuz he's finishing the series doesn't mean, for example, he can retcon or change anything or do "whatever he wants or thinks".

    Astrogat

    No of course not. But if there are two ways to understand something (that RJ has written) wouldn't it be up to Sanderson to decide which of those he believes to be right?

    So if he thinks that when he's spun out he wont respond to the Horn, no one can ever prove him wrong (there are nothing in the books to contradict this), so wouldn't his understanding be the "right" one?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Here's the thing. There are three million+ words of notes, and RJ changed his mind about a lot of things as he wrote, explored, and made decisions. (He talked about this being his process. He saw the Wheel of Time as an organic thing.) So any time I speak on an issue like this, there's the chance that Maria (his assistant) will come to me and say "Actually, Brandon, he changed his mind on that. Look here for the revision." Half the time, it's something he mentioned in passing to her, Harriet, or Alan and isn't even written down.

    So...on things I think I know, but haven't confirmed with Team Jordan yet, I usually add some wiggle room. My knowledge is far from absolute. Fortunately, everything in the books I write gets fact-checked a half dozen times. (Even then, some of my mistakes slip through.)

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  • 11

    Interview: 2001

    Thus Spake the Creator (Paraphrased)

    H (Workings of the Wheel)

    When a soul is reborn, at what point does it enter the body?

    Robert Jordan

    Hmm… *think, think* I’d have to say as a fetus. When the body becomes capable of sustaining life.

    H

    *stupid grin* Ok. In The Eye of the World, Thom said that the dead can take over a living body. If this happened, what would happen to the original soul?

    ROBERT JORDAN

    *gave me a “haha, nice try you stupid monkey” grin* “Read and find out.”

    H

    YAAAAAAAAAAAARG! DAMN YOU! (ok, not really)

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  • 12

    Interview: Dec 2nd, 2010

    Mark

    While we're talking about non-existent or 'gone' people here, why don't I ask a question that's been irking me for about five or six books now. Where did Gaidal Cain go?

    Maria Simons

    Birgitte thinks he's been reborn into the world.

    SPENCER POWELL

    That's a nice answer.

    MARK

    No kidding.

    SPENCER POWELL

    Birgitte thinks he's been reborn?

    VIRGINIA

    She's mooning over all the ugly boy-children she can get her hands on, thinking "Ohh, maybe this is him!"

    ALAN ROMANCZUK

    But keep in mind the only way she thinks that is because she hadn't seen him for a while in Tel'aran'rhiod before she was yanked out by Moghedien. So we don't even know if that's true, do we? (I just threw that out for what it's worth.)

    VIRGINIA

    But she did always say that he was usually born before her, but we don't know how long in real world time, so he could be more than a child, hopefully. Or he could still be lurking in Tel'aran'rhiod.

    SPENCER POWELL

    But there's no way he could be more than a child. Correct me if I'm wrong, Alan, but the entirety of the books we have isn't more than a couple of years, is it?

    JENNIFER LIANG

    Yeah, it's been about twenty-four months for the main characters. Alan would know for sure.

    ALAN ROMANCZUK

    Yes, I'm not saying this is true. Well, of course I know, but I can give you various possibilities: he could be born as a child right now; he could still be lurking in Tel'aran'rhiod; he could have been ripped out the same way Birgitte had been, in which case he would be an adult, right?

    SPENCER POWELL

    Unless he was dead. Because wouldn't it require someone to bond him after he gets ripped out? Wasn't that kind of the deal with Birgitte?

    ALAN ROMANCZUK

    Mmhmm.

    VIRGINIA

    Well, maybe he's stronger than she was…maybe he's…

    ALAN ROMANCZUK

    There are a lot of possibilities.

    JENNIFER LIANG

    Unless somebody has a really ugly Warder they're not talking about… [laughter]

    MARK

    Not all Warders are beautiful. I mean…

    VIRGINIA

    Go check Myrelle's quarters. I know Myrelle has a real penchant for hiding extra Warders around… [laughter]

    JENNIFER LIANG

    Yeah, but she likes hers pretty.

    SPENCER POWELL

    She got Lan.

    VIRGINIA

    Lan's impressive, but I don't know if anybody would call him pretty any more. [laughter]

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  • 13

    Interview: Dec 5th, 2000

    Question

    Would a hero tied to the Wheel be seen in Tel'aran'rhiod after he'd been born?

    Robert Jordan

    No.

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  • 14

    Interview: 2013

    Twitter 2013 (WoT) (Verbatim)

    Joe Satchwell (23 January 2013)

    Is Gaidal Cain, Grady's kid, Gadren?

    Brandon Sanderson (23 January 2013)

    That's a good theory. Some fans think he would be too old, however. What do you think?

    Footnote

    According to RJ's comments on the subject, he is too old; Rand thought he was about four years old in Lord of Chaos, and even if Rand was off, Gaidal can't have been any more than two months old at the time, and was more likely just being born. It stretches credulity that Rand would have mistaken a newborn baby for a four-year-old child.

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  • 15

    Interview: Feb 1st, 2013

    Question

    If Gaidal Cain is born again and it isn't Olver, who is it?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It's not Olver. I know who it is, but I'm not allowed to tell you. (paraphrased)

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  • 16

    Interview: Feb 12th, 2013

    Wetlander

    What was in Grady's letter from his wife? Does she have a new ugly baby?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO.

    Wetlander

    (I got a real RAFO card for it!)

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  • 17

    Interview: Feb 22nd, 2013

    Terez

    Okay, so, Grady has multiple children.... (pauses for confirmation)

    Brandon Sanderson

    (gets this gleefully smug look on his face that knocks about a quarter century off his age)

    Terez

    What is that look for? I mean, come on. You've been, like, dancing around the bush...(crosstalk)

    Brandon Sanderson

    I've dodged this one so well, Terez! (crosstalk)

    Terez

    ...on this one for like two years, I'm not gonna let you dodge any more! Just tell me if he has multiple children.

    Brandon Sanderson

    (stubbornly reluctant) Grady. Has. Multiple. Children.

    Terez

    Thank you. (Someone is laughing, I don't know who.)

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