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Elmindreda "Min" Farshaw is a character in The Wheel of Time television series portrayed by Kae Alexander.

Min is a bartender whose most recent job is in Fal Dara. She has an extremely rare and unusual ability to have viewings of the Pattern, which is known to the Blue Ajah.[1]

History[]

Early life[]

Min was born in Andor,[1] and was present in Tar Valon during the end of the Aiel War. One day in Tar Valon, she passed a man on the street, and had her first vision; she saw snow and blood, and a baby being born on the slopes of Dragonmount.[2]

Her origins are generally mysterious to many, and she has feared her abilities becoming public knowledge. She has worked in several bars and inns across Andor and the Borderlands, and the general population does not know of her abilities, though the White Tower has been aware of them for a long time. The Blue Ajah regularly keeps an eye on her, and she has known Moiraine Damodred for a very long time. Her abilities also attracted the attention of Lady Amalisa Jagad when she moved to Fal Dara.[1][2]

Season 1[]

Moiraine takes Egwene al'Vere, Nynaeve al'Meara, Rand al'Thor, and Perrin Aybara to the tavern where Min works. She has the four sit at a table while she speaks with Min at the bar. Min looks at the four and asks if they know what she is, saying it's invasive, and Moiraine tells her that they do not. Min tells Moiraine the visions she sees: Perrin with yellow eyes and blood on his chin, Rand rocking a baby, and Nynaeve and Egwene with a white flame and a gold ring. Moiraine later tells the group that Min has visions, and that's what she was asking her about.[2]

Rand goes to see Min on his own later, and he comes in after the tavern is closed. He asks her what she sees of him to confirm he's the Dragon Reborn. She won't answer unless he looks her in the eyes and tells her he wants to know. He doesn't immediately answer. She pours them drinks and tells him of her first vision when she was a child in Tar Valon, of a baby being born. Rand asks her what she sees when she looks at him, and she jokes, "Rainbows and carnivals and three beautiful women." He asks if she sees the Eye of the World, which she does, and he asks if he'll make it back, but she doesn't answer.[2]

Perrin, Egwene, and Nynaeve return to her bar with Loial, and she boldly offers drinks to all of them. Egwene demands to know what Min told Rand, but she replies that his secrets are not their business. Egwene then asks for reassurance that Rand will be safe, but Min says that she cannot guarantee that, and that she only knows the best and the worst things certainly happening when she has her viewings. Min then sees Nynaeve's skin burning, and sees many soldiers injured and killed as the Shadowspawn threaten to attack the city from Tarwin's Gap. When the city begins to defend itself, Min is among the foreigners permitted to flee by Lady Amalisa, leaving the city by wagon.[3]

Relationships[]

Physical appearance[]

Min is a young woman in her mid-twenties.[4] She has fair skin, almond-shaped brown eyes, and short black hair. She has tattoos.

Viewings[]

Min can see glimpses of the Pattern that show her the future. Her ability is extremely rare, yet it is known to not be related to the One Power in any way, and the White Tower has therefore allowed her relative freedom, while keeping a close eye on her.[1] The more important something is to the Pattern, the clearer the vision.

Min's had the following viewings:

  • Perrin Aybara - He has yellow eyes and blood running down his chin.[2]
  • Rand al'Thor
    • Rand holding a baby with black hair.[2] (Possibly fulfilled with his imaginary experience of Joiya al'Thor)[3]
    • "Rainbows and carnivals and three beautiful women." She says it like a joke.[2]
    • The Eye of the World.[2]
  • Egwene al'Vere and Nynaeve al'Meara - A white flame and a ring of gold.[2]
  • Perrin, Rand, Egwene, and Nynaeve - They're all linked, which is unusual. Min sees sparks of light trying to fill the shadows, and the shadows trying to swallow the sparks.[2]
  • Moiraine - The Amyrlin Seat in full regalia, and she's going to be Moiraine's downfall.[2]
  • Tam al'Thor - Snow and blood. A baby born on the slopes of Dragonmount. The man raised the child in a wooden house besides fields of sheep near two rivers, and "that baby was something impossible."[2]
  • Nynaeve al'Meara - On the verge of burning out.[3] (Fulfilled with the imminent attack)
  • Shienaran soldiers - Death and injury (Fulfilled with the imminent attack)[3]

Appearances[]

The Wheel of Time appearances 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Season 1 episodes
Season 2 episodes tbd

Quotes[]

Min
Look me in the eye and tell me that you want to know what I've got to say. Because once you do, there's no turning back.
— Min to Rand, 1.07 The Dark Along the Ways

Trivia[]

Gallery[]

Changes from the book series[]

Min Farshaw is an adaptation of the character of the same name Booklink.svg (book spoilers!) from the book series. Changes:

  • Origins - Min was born and raised in Baerlon in the books, and did not move around as much as in the television series.
  • Meeting location - In the books, Min met the group earlier in the story, shortly after they left the Two Rivers in her hometown of Baerlon.
  • Rand's questions - Rand does talk to Min personally about her visions, but as their meeting is much earlier in the story, she does not confirm that Rand is the Dragon Reborn.

Navigation[]

Characters

Liandrin GuiraleAlanna MosvaniMin FarshawLoialTam al'ThorThom MerrilinLogain AblarPadan FainSiuan Sanchesee all

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Official X-Ray for Prime Video: The Wheel of Time, under the "Characters" section (login required), section labeled "Min Farshaw". Retrieved December 17, 2021.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 The Wheel of Time, season 1 episode 7: The Dark Along the Ways.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 The Wheel of Time, season 1 episode 8: The Eye of the World.
  4. Min was a young girl when she saw Tam al'Thor in Tar Valon about 20 years earlier, so she'd now be in her twenties.
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