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Originally an Aes Sedai in the Age of Legends, Elan Morin Tedronai was powerful, but lacked the appeal of Lews Therin Telamon. He eventually decided that the only possible winner in the war between the Light and the Shadow would be the Dark One, and so declared his allegiance to the Dark One. During the War of Power he was first among the Forsaken, and though he and his compatriots were defeated by Lews Therin, he was not sealed in the Bore along with the other Forsaken. Instead, he travelled to the place where Lews Therin, now mad, had killed every member of his own family. He granted Lews Therin sanity, causing him to destroy himself in grief. Ishamael then retreated from everyday contact with the world, returning to the world approximately once every millennium and wreaking havoc. His times in the world have been marked by some of the worst tragedies suffered by humanity.


Ishamael was created by Robert Jordan for his book series The Wheel of Time, making his first appearance in the first book of that series, The Eye of the World. He made his first appearance in comics in Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time: Dragonmount #0, written by Jordan and Chuck Dixon and illustrated by Chase Conley.

Major Story Arcs

The Eye of the World

Using his identity as Ba'alzamon, Ishamael makes frequent threatening appearances in the dreams of Rand al'Thor, Mat Cauthon and Perrin Aybara.

Powers and Abilities

Ishamael is an exceptionally powerful channeler, said to rival Lews Therin Telamon in power. He has also been granted the ability to channel the True Power, the Dark One's own version of the One Power. He is incredibly intelligent, but has been driven insane.

Other Media


The Wheel of Time

Ishamael was originally created for the Wheel of Time series of books. He has thus far appeared in twelves books in the series.

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