|“||There is one rule, above all others, for being a man. Whatever comes, face it on your feet.||„|
al'Lan Mandragoran, Lord of the Seven Towers, Lord of the Lakes, True Blade of Malkier, Defender of the Wall of First Fires, Bearer of the Sword of the Thousand Lakes, May He Sever the Shadow, Dai Shan, and Aan'allein, is the Uncrowned King of Malkier. He usually goes by Lan. After the Aiel War Lan became Warder to Moiraine Damodred and accompanied her on her quest to find and guide the Dragon Reborn. He fell in love with Nynaeve, and they later married. He served as a commander for the forces of the Light in the Last Battle, where he slew the Forsaken Demandred in one-on-one combat.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 9-B, possibly higher
Name: al'Lan Mandragoran
Origin: The Wheel of Time
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Master Swordsman, Master Archer, Enhanced Senses (via the Void), Extrasensory Perception (Can detect Shadowspawn), Limited Self-Sustenance (Types 2 and 3), Accelerated Healing, Limited Perception Manipulation via his Warder cloak, Resistance to Dream Manipulation via the Warder bond, Resistance to Pain via the Void
Attack Potency: At least Wall level, possibly higher (Succeeded in killing Demandred, whereas Galad and Gawyn failed. Overwhelmed and killed two Myrddraal at once, and kills Trollocs with no difficulty)
Lifting Strength: Athletic Human
Striking Strength: At least Wall Class, possibly higher
Stamina: Very high. Can fight for long periods of time thanks to the Warder bond.
Range: Standard melee range
- Power-wrought swords don't break or lose their edge and are immune to corrosion and rust.
- Warder cloaks are made of fancloth, a material that distorts their wearer's outline and makes them difficult to look at by blending very well with their surroundings like constantly shifting chameleons. The cloaks blend so well with darkness that their wearers become nearly invisible.
Intelligence: Lan is arguably the most skilled swordsman in the world. He has decades of experience, having been taught to fight and command since he could speak. He is an extremely skilled tracker, hunter, and archer as well.
Weaknesses: None notable
As a Warder, Lan receives various benefits from the Bond. He heals from serious injuries much faster than normal men, and he gains access to the Aes Sedai ability to detect Shadowspawn. His strength and speed are increased compared to his pre-Bond state, and he can go without food, water, or rest for long periods of time and remain at full strength. They also receive protections on their dreams similar to Aes Sedai warding them.
Lan is one of the best users of the Void in the series, able to achieve it instantly. In this state of extreme concentration, the user stops emotion from hindering their actions. They gain the ability to ignore debilitating pain. They also gain an unconscious understanding of the terrain around them, as well as an increased ability to predict their opponent's motions by their steps and eye movements. They can feel the presence of other people coming from other directions, and Lan explicitly experiences a slowed sense of time when entering combat within the void. The void is not explicitly supernatural, but it allows normal humans to access an inhuman state of awareness and perception.