Does anyone acutally like Egwene?

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  1. Dragon Song

    Dragon Song The Soul Reaper

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    I am currently reading The Fires of Heaven (book 5) and from the very first book I did not like Egwene and so far it seems to me as if she is only getting progressively more annoying, in the early books she had moments where I could almost like it, untill she did something stupid again, but now I just contantly want someone to strangle her. She has got to be my least faveorite character in the books so far.
     
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    Yeah, I like her. I'll admit that she has her irritating moments early on but she shows herself to be tough, politically astute and less likely to believe that Aes Sedai are intrinsically superior to every other being in existence. I think she's a good character.
     
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    I like Egwene. All the characters have flaws - the way good characters are supposed to - but Egwene is much more than her flaws. Like the rest, she grows.
     
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    That must come later, becasue right now, she seems to worshipe everything Aes Sedai do and hang on thier every word

    Some flaws are just harder for me to accept. Many of the characters I do like have flaws as well, but Egwene just rubs me the wrong way
     
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    LyannaWolfBlood Ella Dictadora

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    Yep, that's very true IMO.
     
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    Yes, I agree that a character is much more realistic when they have flaws, but it doesn't mean that we can't not hate her.

    Personally I hope she gets thrown into a pit of fire. She really annoys the shit out of me.
     
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    I'd rather have Elayne get thrown into a pit of fire, personally. She grates on my nerves constantly.

    Keep reading, Dragon Song. Egwene really started to get on my nerves when I was at that point in the series too, but you may change your mind later. :)
     
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    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    Prefer Elayne to Egwene. Atleast she isn't going on power trip of doom like Egwene after her promotion as it were.
     
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    At some point of the series I've been irritated with every one of the major characters - with the possible exception of Perrin - but now (after reading book 11) I've come to think of all of them as old friends.
     
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    I agree with you. Though Elyane annoys me at times too I find her preferable over Egwene, and as you said though they all have flaws, that dose not mean we have to like them all for thier flaws.

    Some flaws are just more irriatating than others. And Egwene's flaws are a constant grate upon my nerves, others I will get annoyed with at some point or another but than I recover from that, or they do something to raise them back up in my eye, but she has yet to redeem herself for me.
     
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    Neither are particular favs but like Min they tend to wax and wane with the storyline.

    We don't know how they'll turn out in the finale so I'll reserve my judgement..

    ...you never know they could end up being arse-kickingly brilliant :D
     
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    If Elayne ends up being an "arse-kickingly brilliant" character, I will eat my shoe.
     
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    With fava beans and a nice chianti?
     
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    LOL that is how I feel about Egwene
     
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    I didn't say it was likely :)
     
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    Well we can all agree at least that Elayne is sexier than Egwene. :)
     
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    Nope. Short brunettes turn me on.
     
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    Yes most definitely! it is blue eyes and blonde hair for me.
     
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    Yeah, I've always pictured Elayne hotter than Egwene but Egwene with a nicer rack! hahah...

    Min seems like the coolest, most down to earth one though...
     
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    All of them are dull but Aviendha on the other hand.... wild, much more fun :D