[SPOILERS: book + show] Foreshadowing in the show

Cattrin al'Modrah

Aes Sedai
Jan 21, 2008
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The biggest foreshadowing I noticed in Season 1 is that they basically set up the entire season for the Seanchan arc in a way that ALSO aludes to A Handmaid's Tale.

Handmaid's Tale women are primarily clothed in the colors red, green, and blue.

The main Ajahs we met in season 1 are the Reds, the Greens, and the Blues. Since the damane are essentially WoT's version of Handmaids, the color scheme makes sense, especially since both the show and book of The Handmaid's Tale preluded WoT.

Another big foreshadowing piece (admittedly, I'm kinda stretching and squinting sideways here) is that Fain is accompanied by a very particular trilling. This is a known Disney technique to hint at which movie they're making next. There is actually a somewhat obscure Marvel superhero that is associated with a similar sound--Doc Savage--and they've had that project in the works for several years at this point.