Logain Ablar: Previously a False Dragon; later a sworn ally to Rand al'Thor and a leading Asha'man. In A Memory of Light, Logain becomes the new M'Hael of the Black Tower.
Jonan Adley: Early recruit of the Black Tower. Killed when Rand al'Thor lost control of Callandor in Altara.
Aginor: One of the Forsaken.
Lelaine Akashi: Aes Sedai sister of the Blue Ajah.
Nalesean Aldiaya. Deceased commander of the Band of the Red Hand.
Algarin: Tairen Lord with potential to be an Asha'man.
Alivia. Former Seanchan damane. Most powerful female channeler alive.
Katerine Alruddin: Black Ajah sister formerly of the Red Ajah.
Alviarin: Black Ajah sister formerly of the White Ajah.
Amathera. Former Panarch of Tarabon. Love interest of Juilin Sandar.
Merana Ambrey: Aes Sedai of the Grey Ajah.
Amys: Aiel Wise One.
Anaiya: Aes Sedai sister of the Blue Ajah.
Setalle Anan: Former Aes Sedai who becomes an innkeeper in Edou Dar.
Sashalle Anderly: Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah.
Rianna Andomeran: Black Ajah sister formerly of the White Ajah.
Anlee: Aes Sedai sister of the Blue Ajah.
Asmodean: One of the Forsaken. In The Shadow Rising, Lanfear, another Forsaken, forces Asmodean to become Rand al'Thor's mentor.
Saerin Asnobar: Aes Sedai sister of the Brown Ajah.
Rhadam Asunawa: High Inquisitor, leader of the Hand of the Children of the Light.
Aviendha: Aiel. Maiden of the Spear, later a Wise One, and one of Rand al'Thor's paramours.
Perrin Aybara: Central character of the series; former blacksmith and woodworker; capable of telepathic communication with wolves, and therein called 'Young Bull' or 'Goldeneyes'. Consort of Faile Bashere.
Edesina Azzedin: Aes Sedai sister of the Yellow Ajah.
Jeaine Caide: Black Ajah sister formerly of the Green Ajah.
Gaidal Cain: Legendary Hero.
Adine Canford: Aes Sedai sister of the Blue Ajah.
Canler: Asha'man in the Black Tower loyal to Logain Ablar.
Carlinya: Aes Sedai of the White Ajah.
Carlomin: A Tairen Lord. Banner-General in the Band of the Red Hand, he leads a banner of cavalry in Altara.
Galina Casban: Black Ajah sister formerly of the Red Ajah.
Romanda Cassin: Aes Sedai sister of the Yellow Ajah.
Mat Cauthon: Third-Person Point-of-View Character. Companion of Perrin Aybara and Rand al'Thor; sometime Captain-General of the Band of the Red Hand; later consort of Tuon/Fortuona, with the title 'Prince of the Ravens'.
Merilille Ceandevin: Aes Sedai of the Grey Ajah.
Noal Charin: Member of the Band of the Red Hand, identified with legendary traveler 'Jain Farstrider'.
Theodrin Dabei: Aes Sedai sister of the Brown Ajah.
Zerah Dacan: Aes Sedai of the White Ajah.
Nisao Dachen: Aes Sedai sister of the Yellow Ajah. Her Warder is Sarin Hoigan.
Masema Dagar: Soldier. Prophet of the Dragon.
Dagdara: Black Ajah sister formerly of the Yellow Ajah.
Galad Damodred: Half-brother of Elayne and Gawyn Trakand on his father's side, and as son of Tigraine Mantear, also Rand al'Thor's half-brother.
Moiraine Damodred: Aes Sedai sister of the Blue Ajah. Mentor to the protagonists in the first three books; supporting-character afterward.
Dark One: the immortal supreme antagonist of the series; known by a variety of nicknames ('Old Grim'; 'Father of Lies'; 'Heart of the Dark'; etc.) to evade drawing his attention by repetition of his right name ('Shai'tan': i.e., Shaitan or Satan). Unable to move, but capable of telepathically influencing the behavior of some species, including humans.
Corlan Dashiva: Guise of Aginor while in the Black Tower.
Cetalia Delarme: Aes Sedai sister of the Blue Ajah.
Talmanes Delovinde: A Lord of Cairhien. He leads the Altara contingent of three banners supplemented by a large group of crossbowmen.
Demandred: One of the Forsaken.
Bayle Domon: Recurring character; Captain of the ferryboat Spray. Taken as Da'Covale by the Seanchan and made So'Jhin by Egeanin Sarna. Later released and wedded by Egeanin.
Ogier: a species of anthropoid; hirsute, wide-featured, and immense in height and strength; intelligent, long-lived, and typically peaceful. Proficient in wood-carving and masonry; given to inventing long, elaborate names; immersed in historical and genealogical study; sedentary as a rule. Typically confined to the sanctuaries known as 'stedding' (a variation probably of 'Steading'), in which the One Power is inaccessible.
Olver: Orphan and companion to the Band of the Red Hand.
Daerid Ondin: Lieutenant-General in the Band of the Red Hand, he commands five banners of foot soldiers in the Murandy group.
Faolain Orande: Aes Sedai sister of the Blue Ajah.
Tamra Ospenya: Historical Amyrlin Seat raised from the Blue Ajah.
Mazrim Taim: Asha'man, False Dragon, and new Forsaken.
Takima: Aes Sedai sister of the Brown Ajah.
Samitsu Tamagowa: Aes Sedai sister of the Yellow Ajah. Her warder is named Roshan.
Berelain sur Paendrag Tanreal: First (leading statesman) of Mayene.
Pevara Tazanovni: Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah.
Lews Therin Telamon: Dragon, Lord of Morning, Kinslayer, led the fight against the Shadow in the War of Power.
Therava: Shaido Aiel Wise One and master of former Black Ajah Aes Sedai Galina Casban.
Rand al'Thor: Protagonist; reïncarnation of Lews Therin Telamon, and heir to his rôle.
Tam al'Thor: Adoptive father of Rand al'Thor.
Marris Thornhill: Black Ajah sister formerly of the Brown Ajah.
Salita Toranes: Aes Sedai sister of the Yellow Ajah.
Peral Torval: Asha'man part of the plot to kill Rand al'Thor in Cairhien. Killed by Padan Fain.
Seonid Traighan: Aes Sedai sister of the Green Ajah.
Elayne Trakand: Heir to the throne of Andor, and later Queen. Aes Sedai of the Green Ajah. Paramour of Rand al'Thor.
Gawyn Trakand: Brother of Elayne and half-brother to Galad Damodred. Leader of the Younglings.
Morgase Trakand: Queen of Andor. Mother of Gawyn and Elayne.
Nicola Treehill: Novice in training with the Sisters in Salidar.
Tuon/Fortuona: Seanchan royal, called 'Daughter of the Nine Moons'; later Empress. Leader of the Seanchan invasion force. Wife of Mat Cauthon. The name is a play on 'Fortune', among other references, in her relationship with Mat, to Probability.