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  • 1

    Interview: 2011

    Twitter 2011 (WoT) (Verbatim)

    Jonathan Ruholl (17 January 2011)

    Some friends and I are making a tournament bracket for monsters (194 total). We have three Darkhounds vs a Myrddraal. Thoughts?

    Brandon Sanderson (17 January 2011)

    New or old Darkhounds?

    FELIX PAX

    Huh? Is there a meaningful difference between new or old Darkhounds?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    :)

    FELIX PAX

    So readers should expect new nasty winks from the Shadow, aye? It's as if Osan'gar is alive again making creatures.

    FELIX PAX

    At least during the Age of Legends, Aginor (later named Osan'gar) did create new devilish creatures.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Yes, and they no longer have Aginor. But I wouldn't say that means there won't be anything new.

    Footnote

    Brandon is probably hinting with that last that Aginor had nothing to do with the new breed of Darkhounds. The new ones can do the Terminator II thing and reform after being chopped to pieces, and the prevailing theory suggests that this is because Slayer has been creating them in Tel'aran'rhiod, so they have some inherent properties of the Dream World. They probably cannot be killed by anything short of balefire. The old Darkhounds are nearly as tough—Moiraine used balefire to kill the ones that chased them in The Dragon Reborn—but Perrin managed to kill one after shooting it a few times.

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  • 2

    Interview: Nov 1st, 1998

    SciFi.com Chat (Verbatim)

    Moderator (Call)

    What's his favorite sci-fi movie?

    Robert Jordan

    Actually...I think I have to go all the way back to Forbidden Planet. My favorite fantasy movie would have to be Excalibur. There are a lot of good science fiction movies out there, from Bladerunner to The Day The Earth Stood Still to The Terminator, but nothing can touch Excalibur.

    Footnote

    RJ referenced Terminator 2: Judgment Day rather blatantly with the 'new breed' of Darkhounds first encountered by Rand in Rhuidean, to the point that the fans often refer to them as T2 Darkhounds. There are two Excalibur parallels in WoT: Callandor and Justice.

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  • 3

    Interview: Nov 11th, 2009

    Question

    After Moiraine uses balefire on the Darkhounds in The Dragon Reborn, she says something about how she's much more dangerous now than when she met Perrin in Emond's Field. How did she become more dangerous?

    Brandon Sanderson

    There are a couple of ways she might mean that she has become more dangerous. Think about this—when she went to Emond's Field, she thought Rand was the Dragon. Now she knows that he's the Dragon. That in itself, combined with the fact that she's Blue makes her much more dangerous.

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  • 4

    Interview: Nov 2nd, 2010

    Matt Hatch

    What happened to the large packs of Darkhounds that were patrolling Altara back in Crossroads of Twilight?

    Brandon Sanderson

    We already know, don't we?

    Matt Hatch

    Honest, can't remember.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Well, I know, but I think we do know.

    Footnote

    Brandon is probably referring to the passage in Winter's Heart Chapter 13 where Moridin reveals that Isam (Slayer) is hunting Fain. The connection between Slayer and the new breed of Darkhounds is not explicit, but it is still pretty obvious. Luc and Isam are mentioned in connection with the Darkhounds in the Dark Prophecy written on the dungeon wall in The Great Hunt Chapter 7. He was killing wolves in Tel'aran'rhiod in The Shadow Rising Chapter 28, and the reality-bending properties of the Unseen World might explain the T2 Darkhounds.

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  • 5

    Interview: Apr, 2012

    Luckers

    So, there are two different types of Darkhounds. Ones that can be killed with a sword, and ones that take balefire, and I was wondering if the difference was that the ones who can be killed with a sword are the ones that are turned by a Darkhound bite, whilst the balefire ones are those changed using the original method to make Darkhounds.

    Brandon Sanderson

    That is an awesome theory. No. But I am very glad you came up with it—it fits very neatly with how Sanderson would have done it. But still, no.

    LUCKERS

    Can you tell me the actual cause for the difference?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Haha, no. RAFO.

    LUCKERS

    Can you tell me what the Crossroads of Twilight superpack are hunting?

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Ummm. No, I still might... it still might be in the books. So RAFO. But if it’s not in the books then it’s open for you all to ask again after A Memory of Light. But for now, RAFO.

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