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Padan Fain, Roommates With the Dark One

3 replies (last reply 2013-01-12 - Kamaul)

Let me preface the actual theory with my take on the nature of Fain/Mordeth/Mashadar:

There are countless ideas as to the nature of Fain, but all of them agree that he is something different. He is a manifestation of mankind, maybe our hate, as is indicated by the madness shortly before the fall of Aridhol. Mordeth was trying to fight the shadow with shadow-like tactics that ultimately resulted in a new reservoir of energy/force known as Mashadar.

I consider Mashadar a force created by mankind that can grow as long as some part of it remains. This can be seen in many scenes, most notably when Mat took the dagger, Rand destroyed Shadar Logoth, Morridin saved Rand, and other methods of dealing with Mashadar (Moiraine warding against Mashadar's tendrils). In each...