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Moiraine Damodred is one of the main characters in The Wheel of Time. She is portrayed by Rosamund Pike.

She arrives in Two Rivers with the knowledge that a young person living there is prophesied as the Dragon Reborn, with the capacity to either be the savior or the destroyer of humanity.

Early life[]

Throughout the series[]

Season 1[]


Physical appearance[]

Moiraine is a woman with brown hair to her shoulders, blue eyes, and fair skin. She wears jewelry, such as earrings.


Moiraine will likely appear in every episode of season 1:

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


"Do not underestimate the women of this tower." - Moiraine in her first-look video

Behind the scenes[]

In the audition scripts, Moiraine was named "Myara".[1][2]

On March 17, 2021, the actress Rosamund Pike released a first-look video of Moiraine on Instagram.[3] It was then also released on the official social media accounts for the series.[4] It was also released on the Amazon Prime Video Twitter account, which is the first time any of The Wheel of Time first looks were released on the Prime Account.

Changes from the book series[]

Moiraine is an adaptation of the character of the same name Booklink.svg from the book series.

  • Staff - In the first book The Eye of the World, Moiraine carries a staff. On December 2, 2020, showrunner Rafe Judkins answered a fan question on if Moiraine would have her staff, and Judkins confirmed that she would not. "We're approaching this as an adaptation of the entire series, not just each book individually, so hopefully Season One will feel more like the entire book series of Wheel of Time than it does like Eye of the World. With that in mind -- no Moiraine staff. Let chaos ensue, ha."[5]
  • Appearance - In the books, Moiraine has dark eyes, but in the show, Moiraine retains Rosamund Pike's blue eyes. However, Moiraine is still dark-haired in the show, while Rosamund Pike is a natural blonde. Moreover, Moiraine is described as being relatively short and petite, but Rosamund Pike is fairly tall for a woman.


Promotional images[]




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  1. Redanian Intelligence: Leaked audition scripts for Amazon’s Wheel Of Time reveal a glimpse at Aes Sedai rivalries by Yslyven. September 22, 2020.
  2. Winter is Coming: Leaked audition tapes for The Wheel of Time hint at season 1 events by Corey Smith. October 2020.
  3. Rosamund Pike's Instagram: first-look video. March 17, 2021.
  4. Twitter: Moiraine Damodred with first-look video. "Golden Globe winner Rosamund Pike is Moiraine in The Wheel of Time, an upcoming Amazon Original series." March 17, 2021.
  5. Twitter Q&A with Rafe Judkins: on Twitter, see also Rafe Judkins/Quotes. December 2, 2020.