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1.5.7: Who is not a Darkfriend?

There are several characters who we know cannot be Darkfriends. We know because Jordan has shown us their thoughts when they are thinking about their motivations, their opinions towards the Shadow and the DO, or something similarly indicative. These people are: Rand, Mat, Perrin, Egwene, Nynaeve, Min, Elayne, Elaida [ACOS: Prologue, Lightnings, 16-17], Moiraine, Morgase, Thom [TSR: 17, Deceptions, 191-196], Egeanin, Bayle Domon [TGH: 9, Leavetakings, 134-138], Pedron Niall [ACOS: Prologue, Lightnings, 47], Dain [TSR: 1, Seeds of Shadow, 32] and Geofram Bornhald, Siuan Sanche, Gawyn [TSR: Prologue, Lightnings, 50-54], Lan [just about all of "New Spring"], Queen Ethenielle [TPOD: Prologue, Deceptive Appearances, 17], Aviendha [TPOD: 1, To Keep the Bargain, 58-59], Toveine Gazal [TPOD: 26, The Extra Bit, 513], and Cadsuane [WH: 35, With The Choedan Kal, 655 (not to mention most of the rest of the chapter)].

There is a second group of characters who we know are not Black. This is the group of Aes Sedai who swore on the Oath Rod to not lie, and then said "I am not Black Ajah/a Darkfriend." This group is: Seaine Herimon, Pevara, Zerah (one of the Salidar agents), Saerin, Yukiri, and Doesine (Tower Sitters). [TPOD: 26, The Extra Bit, 504-513] Later, the self-appointed Black Ajah Hunters co-opted other Salidar "ferrets" and gave them the same treatment as Zerah. These are: Meidani, Celestin, Annharid, and Bernaile Gelbarn [COT: Prologue, Glimmers of the Pattern, 39-48].

A third group who we know are not DFs is the group of AS Elaida sent to attack the Black Tower. Alviarin believed the plan was foolish, and made sure no BA went on the mission. This includes Toveine Gazal (Red) and seven other AS: Jenare and Lemai (also Red) [TPOD: 26, The Extra Bit, 512-514], Akoure (Gray), Desandre (Yellow), and Carniele (probably Yellow - Logain made her Heal Toveine), Ayako (White), and Gabrelle (Brown, and the other AS bonded to Logain) [WH: Prologue, Snow, 58-71].

Alviarin also notes in [TPOD: 25, An Unwelcome Return, 498] that of the Ajah Heads in the Tower, only Galina had been Black. These are: Serancha Colvine (Gray), Ferane Neheran (White), Suana Dragand (Yellow), Adelorna Bastine (Green), and Jesse Bilal (Brown). (It's not yet been said who if anyone replaced Galina as the Head of the Red Ajah.)

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