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anon12 15 points ago +15 / -0

People, stop using Amazon!

Not gonna happen unless something even more effective at entrapping people comes along.

People can't stop fucking buying shit from megacorps, they are helpless. Its really fucking irritating. Nobody has any thought as to what they're actually doing when they contribute to this bullshit

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Plugthegamey 11 points ago +11 / -0

Well they've successfully boxed out the little guy so your options are less than limited. Tell your sons and daughters that your family is going to grow their own food and are forbidden from watching netflix with their friends, that have anything they want dropped off on their door step while your children work like peasants. They will turn against you faster than you can say "nickelodeon is run by pedophiles". You'll be the conservative lunatic they laugh about with their friends while they're dying their hair pink and wearing a bone in their nose. Everyone said don't comply with masks, even when they would throw you out of the store for not wearing one, but then you have to order from home from Amazon or instacart which is run by the same swamp creatures..... just tell your kids to starve I guess.

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AbleistSL 5 points ago +5 / -0

TL;DR: Amazon is a monopoly as people do not want to risk dealing with mail order fraud and credit card theft when finding alternatives/trying to order direct.

As for the other things regarding media you mentioned, the reason people refuse to resort to piracy as an alternative is because malware.

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PatriotPartyRising [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Amazon is just too good to not buy from

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Hard_R 14 points ago +15 / -1

What are most people's options for buying everyday shit you would just otherwise buy at walmart or target though? It's not like there are mom and pop shops for this kind of stuff anymore. Well there may have been 2 years ago but today they are certainly all gone.

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covok48 8 points ago +8 / -0

This. With this Covid shit they’ve taken away the mom & pop alternatives. I guess just make it yourself then?

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AbleistSL 3 points ago +3 / -0

The problem with that is that people struggle to find things on store shelves, and mail order is still the best way to buy high end things.

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Smith1980 32 points ago +32 / -0

When I heard the showrunner go on and on about lgbt representation and representation in general I knew it would be garbage. Glad I read the books

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Viewer01 13 points ago +13 / -0

Best part of the series is when black Perrin kills his wife in the first episode. Talk about reinforcing stereotypes. So far the series is off to a rocky start. Just blatant identity politics getting in the way of the story. They’re burning through material and skipping a lot of important nuance. The cgi is not great and the magic wielding is lame.

Honestly it’s going to be a huge mess. They would have been better off doing 3 series around the three taverin. Hilariously they ret conned a fourth taverin, equain.

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CarmenOfSandiego 10 points ago +10 / -0

That wife doesn't even exist in the books. They specifically created her just to kill her off in the very first episode. My, what feminists these writers are!

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Viewer01 1 point ago +1 / -0

I know. There also weren’t four taverin either. But here we are.

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NataliePortmanteau 4 points ago +4 / -0

They should try representing good characters and interesting stories.

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Bdiazhatescommies 26 points ago +26 / -0

Anyone else notice that the more woke these companies get the more they screw up? I stopped using Amazon because I pictured a bunch of dudes learning pronouns instead of shipping my damn package on time. It happened like three times. They are to big to give a shit though.

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Plugthegamey 0 points ago +1 / -1

I never used Amazon at all until this year because I started my own company and I sort of have to use it or I can't break even. I also hate quickbooks 🙄 imagine every company in the world paying the "quickbooks" tax just to operate. Just so we can pay more taxes at the end of the year. I'm glad my money is being put to use feeding fat incompetent joggers on welfare while I keep delaying having a family of my own until I can afford it.

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Sugar_Coated_POS 7 points ago +7 / -0

Yeah they are starting to piss me off. They made a note saying package was delivered by hand to resident. After questioning everyone and getting told they didnt get the package. I found it in the backyard on the ground next to the fence. Like WTF? I guess they thought the dog counted as a resident.

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PatriotPartyRising [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

They won't have that problem soon...at least not in the warehouse as it will all be run by robots (thank god)

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TheImpossible1 20 points ago +23 / -3

These shows must be flopping so hard. Amazon brought back The Grand Tour again after saying the last one was the end.

It's like all of Xbox Game Pass' garbage wokeness is carried by people subscribing for racing games and sportsball.

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NeoDragoon 3 points ago +3 / -0

I've had prime for a loooong time, because they were the best means of getting the books I read when they came out, and it was cheaper than paying for all the shipping.

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PatriotPartyRising [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

That's the thing, I have prime but never watch a single thing on it. But they don't reveal how these shows do in terms of viewership. I actually think they don't care each show is just a way to push propaganda. They don't care if it bombs they know that someone somewhere will watch it.

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Deadline 1 point ago +1 / -0

I actually think they don't care each show is just a way to push propaganda. They don't care if it bombs they know that someone somewhere will watch it.

That's been my assumption for years now for a lot of media. Either the loss of profit and viewership is just always acceptable for the agenda, or they're being incentivized behind the scenes (not Amazon though - they clearly don't need help).

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TheImpossible1 1 point ago +1 / -0

It's possible. Most people have Prime for delivery and probably don't even use Prime Video.

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PatriotPartyRising [S] 0 points ago +1 / -1

One of the questions they ask people is if they know that prime membership includes video. Which means most people don't or don't care. They were asking survey questions to find out if people knew or if they did know but just weren't interested.

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Sugar_Coated_POS 16 points ago +17 / -1

Just read old novels. Theres tons of great ones out there without the bullshit. I really hope this isnt a cucked up version of Robert Jordans novels.

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LockeDemosthenes 19 points ago +19 / -0

It's been totally rewritten by a woke group of writers who actually dislike the source material.

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Mpetey123 11 points ago +11 / -0

I was checking out the reddit board because I wanted to see if I was the odd man out hating the series. And I was shocked at the amount of "fans" saying the series fixes problems from the books. What pretentious nonsense.

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Bruvazz 19 points ago +19 / -0

the amount of "fans"

It's safe to assume that a huge portion of that is made up of bots and wumao.

The others are just retarded redditors only caring about "muh hekkin' LGBTPWTFBBQ representerinoooo!!!"

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when_we_win_remember 7 points ago +7 / -0

r/WoT? Yeah I got banned for complaining about it, and I didn't check, but my comments were probably deleted. One surmises the only people left are the cucks that like this crap.

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PatriotPartyRising [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

that's on reddit, which is a gathering place for cuck losers. If you search "Wheel of time woke" you can see some other sites that aren't reddit where fans hate it. Keep in mind reddit is not reality it's censored.

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ukulele 1 point ago +1 / -0

/whitecloaks

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NeoDragoon 3 points ago +3 / -0

So it's A Song of Ice And Fire all over again.

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FlauntandStraunt 7 points ago +7 / -0

It's walking a dangerous line. They are being very vague about the gender of the Dragon Reborn and making it seem like the source may not be divided between male and female sides.

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when_we_win_remember 4 points ago +4 / -0

The obvious hints from the episodes thus far are that the Dragon Reborn is Nynaeve. That could be misdirection, for people who don't already know the story, but would you really put it past them? They already just heavily implied that Nynaeve is stronger in the One Power than Logain, which is contrary to the books.

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CarmenOfSandiego 6 points ago +6 / -0

That flat out contradicts even just the base design of the One Power.

Men are singularly more powerful than women by something like half a dozen addition ranks. Even the strongest potential woman will never be as strong as some men who while strong aren't considered anywhere near equal to the strongest at times because it appears to turn into an exponential measuring system half the time.

For those who actually care about what the rankings were: https://wot.fandom.com/wiki/One_Power#Scales_of_Power

The Dragon and 2 others are at the top spot in terms of power. Logain is in the 2nd spot. The strongest woman by relatively comparison is down at rank 6. Everyone between Logain and the strongest woman, bar one, is one of the Chosen who were the most powerful channelers during the Age of Legends along with Lews Therin. One of the top spots doesn't even really belong there because it's never shown he has that kind of power.

The trade off with the differences in raw strength is that men cannot form circles with other men and function as a unit but women can with other women. Men can join circles women have formed and lead them but again this requires the women to create the circle first then have the man/men later join. A circle can be as small as 2. The largest potential circle is 72 I think and is of equal men and women as there cannot be more men than women in a circle.

Nynaeve isn't even the strongest women outside of the Chosen, 3 others are more powerful than her!

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when_we_win_remember 3 points ago +3 / -0

Did the books narrate the fight against Logain? I can't remember. The whole thing seemed kind of BS. I kind of get the whole "fighting with contrails" thing as a television visual, but Nynaeve going super sayan and healing everybody at once doesn't mirror anything I remember from the books.

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CarmenOfSandiego 4 points ago +4 / -0

the fight against Logain

There is no fight against Logain.

The first time Logain is met he's already in chains being taken through Caemlyn to the White Tower to be stilled. He's Shielded by however many Aes Sedai and nobody actually gets a close look at him because of the crowd watching the False Dragon being that large. Rand tries to get a better look by climbing up a wall and ends up scaling the castle grounds and falling into them where he meets Elayne, Gawyn, and Galad.

Nobody interacts with Logain until the White Tower has already had the Schism and he goes with some of them to Salidar. He's not in the books enough at the point the show is to warrant a proper casting by many standards!

Nynaeve isn't anywhere near trained enough to even heal properly so that scene is entirely fluff to make the character look good. Which she needs really because she's one of the most insufferable cunts in the whole thing.

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when_we_win_remember 2 points ago +2 / -0

Ok it wasn't witnessed by any characters or took place before the story starts.

Wiki says

As a False Dragon, he was captured in a great battle near Lugard, trying to move his army from Ghealdan to Tear. Aes Sedai died in the battle defeating him.[1]

I guess that's what they dramatized in a bogus way. Well no he starts out in chains but escapes. They just made it up I guess

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CarmenOfSandiego 2 points ago +2 / -0

he starts out in chains but escapes. They just made it up I guess

Yeah that isn't in the books. So the whole thing was just to showcase Nynaeve even though she's unsufferable.

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Tyrant597 1 point ago +1 / -0

They just made it up I guess

Pretty much sums up the whole show.

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Plugthegamey 3 points ago +3 / -0

I started going to a local library thrift shop that sells old donated books and recirculates them back into the public. I bought like 7 James A. Michener books, bunch of old craft and sewing and gardening books, and now I'm reading "the mammoth book of endurance and adventure" all diary entries from famous explorers I'm reading Shackleton's account of his South pole expedition at the moment and it's great. Why the fuck would I pay for a sensationalized magazine of steaming crap at the checkout line when I could buy a used classic for less ($2) at the local thrift store? I'm glad to bring a book everywhere I go to have something to look at besides a cell phone like every other limp dick in a waiting room. Also magazines on a coffee table in a doctors office are fucking disgusting and get sneezed on all day. I won't touch them.

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FlauntandStraunt 10 points ago +10 / -0

They got them fucking and being married. This is no longer a coming of age story.

Shad is covering the episodes. He's not happy.

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FeeFiFoeFi 9 points ago +9 / -0

I could tell from the preview that it was woke trash. Rosamund Pike's face alone embodies uppity feminist nonsense.

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PatriotPartyRising [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

yes it does, they got the perfect shot of her too for the previews showing that disgusting feminist look on her face

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Smith1980 8 points ago +8 / -0

Just irritates me. Why not just adapt the modern woke books that “win” the Hugo and the Nebulas. Stop desecrating older books

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Mpetey123 9 points ago +9 / -0

We do not destroy the heretic because he resists us…We convert him, we capture his inner mind, we reshape him.

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when_we_win_remember 6 points ago +6 / -0

Yeah kind of like the other guy said/didn't say, it's subversion.

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Tyrant597 2 points ago +2 / -0

Because they know their garbage doesn't sell, so they want to camouflage it inside of a successful series.

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PurplePaladin5 6 points ago +6 / -0

It kills me because the one thing I thought would be difficult, showing weaving, they did a good job with. There was no reason to go all woke as the world Jordan made was incredibly diverse. I hate how the Woke Left ruin everything!!!

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ukulele 5 points ago +5 / -0

Wheel Of Time's Backlash Is A Major Risk To Future Seasons

https://screenrant.com/wheel-time-show-backlash-controversy-books-seasons-risk/

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Smith1980 6 points ago +6 / -0

I’m honestly shocked that screenrant would write that. But it’s true. Otherwise don’t adapt it at all if they are Gonna crap all over the source material

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ukulele 6 points ago +6 / -0

Me too. They use the title as a lure, but they totally rewrite it. But it looks like the ratings are abysmal, and while Amazon tried to praise the ratings, they were so vaguely about them that it must be a catastrophe.

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CarmenOfSandiego 4 points ago +4 / -0

This shift in age and violence is a naked attempt to appeal to Game of Thrones viewers, but for those who love the books, it goes rather too far.

Unexpectedly based.

The positive buzz simply isn't there, which threatens to prevent Wheel of Time ever reaching its wider potential audience

And it would be doing everyone a favor keeping them away from this dumpsterfire.

Meanwhile, the changes in Wheel of Time seem to be building. Wheel of Time episode 3 sets up radical changes to Egwene and the prophecy of the Dragon Reborn, which - if followed through - means the TV series will diverge completely from Jordan's own story.

WRITE YOUR OWN FUCKING STORY IF YOU CHANGE THINGS THIS MUCH!

With that, the already irritated fandom is likely to get even more frustrated, damaging the show's reputation even further.

And deservedly so at this point. Fuck the cunts that have been shitting all over this in attempts to grab the next GoT while also fielding their own agendas.

Season 2 may be guaranteed, but the longer future of Amazon's Wheel of Time seems in doubt right now.

Good. Go woke, get broke.

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PatriotPartyRising [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

it checks off all the woke boxes how can anyone complain?

To see what people really think I go look at metacritic

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RageQuit 4 points ago +4 / -0

I watched the first 4 episodes. They were successful in making me want to read the books. I'm not really interested in finishing the series.

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ukulele 6 points ago +6 / -0

There are zero similarities between Jordan's books and the tv series.

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Smith1980 4 points ago +4 / -0

I really enjoyed the books (read them earlier this year) but when I heard a show was being done I didn’t have much hope considering the times we live in.

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ukulele 5 points ago +5 / -0

I don't understand them: WoT, Foundation, Brave New World etc, everything is fleshed out in the books, you don't have to do anything special just very carefully cut a few bits. Or teach the people to read.

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ThatsAlright 3 points ago +3 / -0

I've seen the first episode, and yeah it seems that way. Can't say I plan on watching further, as it didn't interest me to begin with.

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PurplePaladin5 3 points ago +3 / -0

Sadly after watching the first episode, my son and I had to conclude we couldn't support this abomination by watching it. I've read the entire series three times, and my son twice. This could have been so good and Amazon had to crap all over it. I hope it fails hugely.

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ShadistIsACuck 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'm so pissed these idiots got Lost Ark

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Decrixxx 3 points ago +3 / -0

do people even watch this garbage? is doing wheel?

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pertivi 3 points ago +3 / -0

They don't care because they don't need your money since they already got em through government subsidies.

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Mpetey123 2 points ago +3 / -1

https://archive.ph/Z5B8A

Apparently there is hope.

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Viewer01 3 points ago +3 / -0

Matt is being recast? I’m sure he’ll be black. They are 100% setting this up to have some strong poc bull shit be the dragon. Whether equain or whoever.

There’s no way they let the white male have three wives be the hero.

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Mpetey123 2 points ago +2 / -0

Mat was recast but it's another white guy. I can't imagine them changing the DR. But they said Rand won't have his three wives in this.

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CarmenOfSandiego 2 points ago +2 / -0

Wouldn't have surprised me to find out the producers had finally got around to reading the source material and were horrified to learn that Matt as a white male ends up marrying a literal Nubian princess [Empress] later on. IR good, but only when it's BMWF!

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quantumwannabe 10 points ago +10 / -0

Accidentally deleted my comment. It said something like:

Isn’t the whole point that male and female magics are complementary, and without the men to keep them in check, the women become monsters? And isn’t the main character a chad who dominates the sorceresses? Doesn’t sound like “muh strong independent woman”.

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Devidose 9 points ago +9 / -0

Yes. The ancient symbol of the Aes Sedai is a circle split in two ala Yin-Yang. The upwards pointing white half of the Flame of Tar-Valon and symbolises female channelers and Saidar. The downwards pointing black half is "The Dragon's tooth" and while it is meant to represent men and Saidin in the books it's used to brand someone as evil in the same vein hanging a dress on someone's locker would be done in high school back in the 90s of there were rumours they were gay.

The One Power is both Saidin and Saidar. They are both each others equal and opposite. When used together they are nigh unstoppable yet while divided they are diminished and incomplete. Two of the most important acts in the entire series happen because both work together to accomplish something that alone neither would have even the slightest hope of coming close to achieving.

And yet it seems the chucklefucks in charge are angling for there to be no divide which makes the entire point of there being a difference irrelevant. It also throws away the concept why male channelers are dangerous because Saidin is Tainted by the literal devil. If there is only The One Power and no distinct components then there's no reason why it only drives men insane.

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Smith1980 4 points ago +4 / -0

That’s what I loved about the books. With all the “strong woman” narratives out there today this series could have have been a breath of fresh air by having men and women working together and complementing each other with their powers.

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CarmenOfSandiego 3 points ago +3 / -0

without the men to keep them in check, the women become monsters

Pretty much. Even going back to the Age of Legends when Lews Therin wanted to attack Shayol Gul with both men and women the women refused and it fucked up the plan. The plan which later gets shown to have been the correct one all along.

One of the Reds tries leading the White Tower after staging a coup against a previously elected Blue and proceeds to fuck up so badly she almost ends the world. That isn't hyperbole. She tries to capture Rand later under false diplomatic pretenses that results in the deaths and stilling of several Aes Sedai when he gets rescued. She repeatedly refers to her visions as some kind of sacrosanct plan despite the fact she's not even that good at Foretelling in the first place. She resorts to abuse and blackmail when trying to flex her power because she has nothing else going for her. And in the end she gets kidnapped while asleep because she didn't even realise she'd been attacked in the first place.

The whole Vileness is a separate issue. Reds repeatedly stilling men and then leaving out in the open at the "mercy" of their neighbors and the elements. This is why Tom hates Aes Sedai, they did this to his nephew. Turns out the whole thing was orchestrated by the evil Black Ajah because they were trying to kill the Dragon reborn because they knew he would be reborn, so the militant misandrist group of the Aes Sedai get easily tricked into doing the work of literal Satan [Shia'tan] worshippers because the things they were "tricked" into doing were that closely aligned with their basic policies in the first place.

Every female ruler fucks up because they think they know best and it gets repeatedly shown they're being manipulated by an advisor who is either a Darkfriend or an actual Chosen in at least 3 cases, but because their ego is being fed the morons go ahead with it.

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FlauntandStraunt 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yep later on we get a whole lotta women being bound to the Army of the Dragon.