Bad Character Habits in Wheel of Time

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Originally posted on my writing blog which was active from 2010 to 2018.

There are a few bad habits that the characters in The Wheel of Time have that they don’t seem to be able to stop themselves from doing even after six books, so I think it might be time for an intervention:

  • Scrubbing their hands through their hair.
  • Knuckling their moustaches or their backs.
  • Gaping at anyone or anything.
  • Smoothing their skirts.
  • Sniffing.
  • Obsessing over the neckline of women’s dresses.

It’s sort of laughable to see these things in the seventh book. Here’s Rand scrubbing a hand through his hair again. Uh oh, Elayne’s sniffing again. And here are some women entering the scene. What kind of dresses are they wearing? Will their necklines be ‘swooping’ low or just ‘dipping’ low? Will there be an oval cutout?

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