that feel when your incorporeal Dark Lord cbf coming up with a Cool Villain Name for his least fav follower
just a silly comic based on this meme post, and because I can't get over learning that Asmodean literally means “Musician” according to the official Wheel of Time companion book
poor Asmo, this is why I love you
(I know that the Dark One would refer to them as Chosen rather than Forsaken, and also that it's actually a meaningful name because Asmodean's identity and whole reason for turning to the Shadow was music... it's just also funny this way XD)
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Anyway Asmo wasn't ever really my favorite of the Forsaken, I know he has a sizable fan base, but even I think he got the short end of the bloody stick. Heck he didn't even get a hold of the stick. He got a better deal than Bel'al who only appeared for *thinks* three chapters?
The deputy: Ishamael
The heavy hitters: Demandred, Semirhage, Graendal, Sammael, Lanfear, Mesaana
Some fairly competent middle-level types: Rahvin, Be'lal, Balthamel
A few one-trick-ponies: Moghedien, Aginor
And for some reason, also Asmodean.
And ahahaha yep, Asmodean always did seem like the odd one out (as a full-time career musician of all things...) - according to the additional materials he was a good administrator though, so I guess he was useful for doing the paperwork after the other Forsaken conquered their territories. (Well, someone's got to do it!)
Story of his life, really.
Weren't the names given to them by the public (outside of Lanfear's, I mean)? It speaks, uh, well for Asmodean that he was bad at being a villain that "musician" was the worst nickname they could think of.
Anyway, love the facial expressions!
(and yeah, their names were given to them by the public actually! good catch – it was just simplified for the meme, so I rolled with it ) Asmodean as a villain who's just bad at being bad pretty much sums it up really XD
And thank you so much!