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Perrin Aybara is one of the main characters in The Wheel of Time, portrayed by Marcus Rutherford.

Perrin and his wife Laila are the blacksmiths of Emond's Field.


Early life[]

Perrin was born in the Two Rivers to Con and Joslyn Aybara, and is their eldest son. He has been close friends with Rand al'Thor and Mat Cauthon since childhood, and has also known Egwene al'Vere and Nynaeve al'Meara for a very long time. Growing up, Perrin showed an aptitude for the hard, yet careful labor of blacksmithing.

Perrin married his childhood sweetheart, Laila Dearn, and the couple took over as the blacksmiths for the Two Rivers.[1]


Season 1[]

Perrin comes to the Winespring Inn on Winternight, where he plays a game of dice with Rand, Mat, and Danya. In the evening, he approaches Rand about Egwene's ceremony in being initiated to the Women's Circle, but he is unsure how to approach her. When two strangers enter the inn, Lan Mandragoran and the Aes Sedai Moiraine Damodred, Perrin falls silent with the others. Nynaeve approaches Perrin and Rand, telling the former he ought to check on Laila. Perrin returns home to find Laila working hard, surprised she did not go to Egwene's ceremony, and holds her close, telling her that he loves her.

On Bel Tine, Perrin and Rand give some money to Rand to buy lanterns for his sisters, and he reluctantly accepts. He lights a lantern with Laila, and dances with her outside the Winespring Inn, when Trollocs begin to attack. Perrin and Laila return home and give shelter to others, and battle several Trollocs. Perrin manages to hack away at a Trolloc, and hears danger approaching from behind. When he strikes out, he realizes that he has accidentally attacked Laila instead of the Trollocs, and he stays with her as she bleeds to death. Perrin lays her out with the other dead in front of the inn, and is quietly comforted by Mat. It is believed that Laila has been directly killed by the Trollocs. With Nynaeve believed dead in the attack, Moiraine gathers the four remaining friends, and instructs them to come with her, warning them that if they do not, another great army of Shadowspawn will overwhelm the Two Rivers. Perrin and the others mount up, and leave Emond's Field for the White Tower.[2]


Perrin is a gentle giant, and to those closest to him, he is a man of strength and stability who approaches every decision with thoughtful consideration.[3]


Physical appearance[]


Perrin has a rare and unusual connection with wolves, which turns his eyes gold and allows him to enter a feral state of unleashed strength.[4] This appears to increase his eyesight, as well as his general perceptiveness.[5] This is recognized as a distinct ability by Moiraine Damodred, but she is shocked to discover such a thing, and asks Egwene to tell no one about it.[6] Perrin is also ta'veren, and is a focal point of the Wheel of Time.[7]


Perrin appears in the following episodes:

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



  • Rafe Judkins considered Perrin to be one of the hardest character to write for during Season 1, as his internal monologue is a very important part of the book series.[8]

Changes from the book series[]

Perrin is an adaptation of the character of the same name Booklink.svg (book spoilers!) from the book series.

  • Background: Unlike in the novels, Perrin is married to Laila Dearn. In the book series, he starts the series unmarried, though was infatuated with Laila when he is younger. He does not suffer loss on Winternight or Bel Tine, though he does deal with heavy grief later in the book series. He is also not a full blacksmith, but is still apprenticed under Haral Luhhan Booklink.svg (book spoilers!).


See Perrin Aybara/Gallery.

Promotional images[]



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  1. Official X-Ray for Prime Video: The Wheel of Time, under the "Characters" section (login required), section labeled "Perrin Aybara". Retrieved November 19, 2021.
  2. The Wheel of Time, season 1 episode 1: Leavetaking.
  3. Who is the Dragon Reborn? From Prime Video's official page for The Wheel of Time.
  4. The Wheel of Time, season 1 episode 5: Blood Calls Blood.
  5. The Wheel of Time, season 1 episode 7: The Dark Along the Ways.
  6. The Wheel of Time, season 1 episode 6: The Flame of Tar Valon.
  7. The Wheel of Time, season 1 episode 8: The Eye of the World.
  8. On the character who’s been hardest to adapt...