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Okay new kids: here’s the name of the Game. We’re resurrecting an old idea for new discussion and thoughts. Every week we’ll have a "Character of the Week" and discuss the merits, foibles, and plot devices that this particular character serves. We’ll be avoiding the “Mains” for several reasons: First, too easy; Second, too much information; Third, well, they’re my discussions and I say no Mains.

Are there characters that just confuse you? Make you rethink your opinion of them every time you re-read? Ones you feel are only there to serve a purpose and not as a true character of the cast with real thoughts and rationale behind their actions?

I’d like to link back to any existing theories, threads and ideas, but let’s try and integrate them into new theories, thoughts and ideas okay? This is less to do with whether we “like” characters – we are Theorylanders, and we are not vapid. If you want to be a Theorylander, practice thinking critically and objectively. Don’t worry, we’ll help!

Here’s the list for the next five weeks – suggestions welcome! PM me and/ or post here and we’ll consider it for sure! This thread will be used to keep track of our Characters of the Week – not for discussion of said Characters. Got it? Good!

Week One: June 24, 2011 – Tigraine Mantear Damodred

Week Two: July 1, 2011 – Tam al’Thor

Week Three: July 8, 2011 – Elmindreda Farshaw

Week Four: July 15, 2011 – Shaidar Haran

Week Five: July 22, 2011 – Moiraine Damodred

Week Six: July 29, 2011 – Fortuona Athaem Kore Paendrag

Week Seven: August 5, 2011 - Lord Dobraine, High Seat of House Taborwin

Week Eight: August 12, 2011 - Moghedien

Week Nine: August 19, 2011 - Berelain Sur Paendrag

Week Ten: August 26, 2011 - Graendal

Week Eleven: September 2, 2011 - Mazrim Taim

Week Twelve: September 9, 2011 - Alanna Mosvani

Week Thirteen: September 16, 2011 - Alviarin Friedhen

Week Fourteen: September 23, 2011 - al'Lan Mandragoran

Week Fifteen: September 30, 2011 - Aviendha

Week Sixteen: October 7, 2011 - Thom Merrilin

Week Seventeen: October 14, 2011 - Padan Fain

Week Eighteen: October 21, 2011 - Cadsuane Melaidhrin

Week Nineteen: October 28, 2011 - Olver

Week Twenty: November 4, 2011 - Leilwin Shipless

Week Twenty-One: November 11, 2011 - Valan Luca

Week Twenty-Two: November 18, 2011 - Logain Ablar
So: go start discussing!
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Woo-hoo! I remember those Great Debate threads. i Maybe i should go hunt them down & link them here...
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I think they are on the KOD board at Yuku. They were around that time anyway.
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Love the idea, especially the bit about no mains.
Great choices too.
Although if I could request some to add to the queue...
Idrien (the headmistress)
Dain bornhald
Bethamin

And while I see him as a main, he's about on the level of Tuon, one of my personal favorites-dobraine.
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How about that, we do Min's discussion on my birthday.
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I feel week is too little time to discuss. Why not make it 2 weeks or as long as the discussion is still fruitful and interesting?
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There needs to be some turnover, and if the conversation is interesting, we can post in the older ones. It's not like the threads will get closed after a week.

Of course, I could be biased, as i want Dobraine and idrien added to the queue.
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I feel week is too little time to discuss. Why not make it 2 weeks or as long as the discussion is still fruitful and interesting?
Not a bad point, but we can continue to post in threads after the week. The idea is to get some discussion going, so we're cross-posting all the better!
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I might have been awol the first time these were around. Are we avoiding the ones already done? is Moghedien already done? how about Berelain? I'd like a discussion on those 2 if possible... even though I know how you feel about Berelain, Ish!
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LOL - nope, I checked and these were all we did, so let's add Berelain and Moghedien to the list. I'd also like to discuss Graendal and all her juxtspositional glory.
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Bethamin and Dobraine are 4th and 3rd league-type characters respectively. Not enough to create a solid foundation for reasonable speculation, and in Bethamin's case, not really that interesting beyond her plot-forwarding actions. I feel that bethamin falls under the "Ones you feel are only there to serve a purpose and not as a true character of the cast with real thoughts and rationale behind their actions?" category.

Generally speaking, we're looking for characters with more than one-liners and less than the Big Three (although, we could spread out Mains to more thanjust the Boys, I suppose).

But if you'd like to start a seperate thread to discuss them both, by all means, go ahead!
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"Generally speaking, we're looking for characters with more than one-liners and less than the Big Three (although, we could spread out Mains to more thanjust the Boys, I suppose)."
I assume this would also apply to the person I was going to suggest: Nicola...
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Maybe. Prove it.
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I think Mazrim Taim would be a good choice, but he does get discussed a lot anyway.
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Maybe - but also, she's transparent and honest, in both her conduct and her POVs. There isn't a whole lot of intrigue there - subtlety yes, intrigue no.
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Maybe - but also, she's transparent and honest, in both her conduct and her POVs. There isn't a whole lot of intrigue there - subtlety yes, intrigue no.
I've never understood any of the Faile hate. Once you realize that Faile is simply a somewhat insecure 16-17 year old teenage girl, every single one of her actions makes sense. Overall, she's a very strong and smart young woman who learns from her mistakes. Of course Perrin doesn't make sense to her, she was raised in a completely different world. She even realizes this eventually. Even her game with Berelain makes sense when you realize 99% of it stems from pure insecurity over her own self-image when compared to a rich powerful "queen" who is considered one of the great beauties of Randland.

Yes, I'm a Faile Booster...I love Berelain too FWIW.

Haters gotta hate though.
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I've never understood any of the Faile hate. Once you realize that Faile is simply a somewhat insecure 16-17 year old teenage girl, every single one of her actions makes sense. Overall, she's a very strong and smart young woman who learns from her mistakes. Of course Perrin doesn't make sense to her, she was raised in a completely different world. She even realizes this eventually. Even her game with Berelain makes sense when you realize 99% of it stems from pure insecurity over her own self-image when compared to a rich powerful "queen" who is considered one of the great beauties of Randland.

Yes, I'm a Faile Booster...I love Berelain too FWIW.

Haters gotta hate though.
On all of that, we agree.
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I like this new "homie" version of Dav. It's cool. LOL
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