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Cage Match 2010, Round 1: 5) Rand Al’Thor vs. 28) Locke Lamora

 

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The Contestants

Rand al’Thor
The Dragon Reborn
Age: 20s
Race: Human
Weapons / Artifacts: Callandor
Special Attack: Channeling world destructive amounts of the One Power

Locke Lamora
Garrista of the Gentleman Bastards
Age: Mid-20s
Race: Human
Weapons / Artifacts: Razor sharp wit
Special Attack: Lying convincingly

The Breakdown

Advantages

  • Trained to the hilt in swordsmanship–is an unofficial blademaster
  • Can channel enough One Power to end all life
  • Has an indestructible sword so powerful it drives it’s users mad
Advantages

  • Could con you into buying the teeth in your own mouth
  • Knows multiple languages and can assume any conceivable personality/role
  • Unparalleled thief
Disadvantages

  • Mentally and emotionally unstable–a voice in his head occasionally takes control over him
  • Has two wounds that will never heal and lost his left hand in a battle
Disadvantages

  • No magic powers or crazy weapons/artifacts
  • Is at his best when using his words
Kills

  • N/A
Kills

  • N/A

How we think the fight will go

Locke disguises himself as Rand’s best friend Perrin and spends a few days with Rand, waiting for the right moment to strike. Unfortunately, Locke’s thieving instincts get the better of him and he tries to sell Rand a fake Angreal. Rand immediately senses the deception and becomes enraged. He begins to weave Arrows of Fire at Locke. However, his implacable anger momentarily allows the voice in his head to take over and begin to channel enough One Power to destroy everything, including himself. Locke, sensing an opportunity, rushes at Rand while drawing a hidden knife from his boot, but he has one thing going against him: he’s not Rand al’Thor. Rand regains control over his mind just in time to weave Balefire at Locke, erasing him from existence.

Or so Locke would have you believe…

No, really, he’s wiped from existence.


Predicted Winner: Rand al’Thor


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Rand al’Thor is a character from Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series; Locke Lamora is a character from Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastards series


Rand al’Thor image courtesy of Wizards of the Coast. Locke Lamora image courtesy of Spectra Books