History Literature / MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy

22nd Oct '17 7:27:57 AM MightySchoop
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** [[spoiler: The combination is possible, and the experiment foreshadows the Lord Ruler's secret to immortality.]]
7th Oct '17 8:43:43 AM rufusluciusivan
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* MomentKiller: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Hillariously]] [[InvokedTrope invoked by Elend]] at Yomen's ball. Vin and Elend finally have their first opportunity to dance together at a fashionable ball since falling in love with each other. He leads her out onto the floor, the music starts to play, he puts his arms around her, and then [[spoiler: pulls out a book and begins to read,]] [[{{Troll}} mostly just to tweak her.]] ItMakesSenseInContext, and turns into both a CrowningMomentOfFunny and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

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* MomentKiller: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Hillariously]] [[InvokedTrope invoked by Elend]] at Yomen's ball. Vin and Elend finally have their first opportunity to dance together at a fashionable ball since falling in love with each other. He leads her out onto the floor, the music starts to play, he puts his arms around her, and then [[spoiler: pulls out a book and begins to read,]] [[{{Troll}} mostly just to tweak her.]] ItMakesSenseInContext, and turns into both a CrowningMomentOfFunny and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as it is a CallBack to their first encounter.
5th Oct '17 11:48:36 AM rufusluciusivan
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* RealityEnsues: The first book ended on the triumphant victory of our TrueCompanions, who managed to kill the Lord Ruler and end his tyrannical rule. In this book, they have to deal with what happens ''after''. It turns out that, even if he was a tyrant, when you kill the guy who was in charge for nearly a thousand years, you create a power vacuum in his empire. And power-hungry aristocrats are happy to create their own little kingdoms and to start fighting each other to expand it.
7th Sep '17 4:32:59 PM Blenderhead
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Lestibournes is referred to as "Spook," more and more commonly as the trilogy goes on. By ''The Hero of Ages,'' "Lestibournes" only comes up once. However, that one time is when it's revealed that it isn't his real name, either. Rather, it's Eastern Street Slang for "I've been abandoned."

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Lestibournes is referred to as "Spook," more and more commonly as the trilogy goes on. By ''The Hero of Ages,'' "Lestibournes" only comes up once. once. However, that one time is when it's revealed that it isn't his real name, either. either. Rather, it's Eastern Street Slang for "I've been abandoned."



* ThanatosGambit: [[spoiler:Vin, when she realizes she has to let herself die to destroy Ruin. Also Preservation in the backstory, though in a far slower fashion.]]

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* ThanatosGambit: [[spoiler:Vin, when she realizes she has to let herself die to destroy Ruin. Also ]]
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Preservation in made one that encompasses ''the entire history of humanity.'' Preservation gave up a piece of himself to create humanity, knowing that this would make him weaker than Ruin. In return for Ruin's help creating humanity, Ruin was promised that he would eventually get to destroy the backstory, though entire world. What Ruin didn't bet on was that the entire gambit of making an intelligent species that would be forced to deal with Ruin or perish would lead to someone being able to take Preservation's power and ''destroy Ruin,'' something that Preservation wasn't capable of doing himself. However, in a far slower fashion.order for his power to become available to his heir, he had to die first.]]
7th Sep '17 4:30:02 PM Blenderhead
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Lestibournes is referred to as "Spook," more and more commonly as the trilogy goes on. By ''The Hero of Ages,'' "Lestibournes" only comes up once. However, that one time is when it's revealed that it isn't his real name, either. Rather, it's Eastern Street Slang for "I've been abandoned."
6th Sep '17 11:55:41 AM Blenderhead
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** Played with in book 2, where Straff Venture mistakes the use of Atium for an addiction he can use to control Zayne. Ironically, [spoiler: Straff is himself addicted to a fantastic drug, and has been mistaking withdrawal for poisoning. The "antidote" is another dose, which conveniently removed his symptoms.]

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** Played with in book 2, where Straff Venture mistakes the use of Atium for an addiction he can use to control Zayne. Ironically, [spoiler: [[spoiler: Straff is himself addicted to a fantastic drug, and has been mistaking withdrawal for poisoning. The "antidote" is another dose, which conveniently removed his symptoms.]]]
6th Sep '17 11:54:49 AM Blenderhead
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* FantasticDrug: Allomancy isn't addictive per se, but shows many symptoms similar to drug use. Pewter dragging is mentioned in the first book and is essentially a hangover from flaring pewter too long to avoid exhaustion--not unlike a super sized caffeine crash. Spook's overuse of flared tin in the third book plays this trope much straighter, with Spook becoming maladjusted to normal life and something of a recluse for awhile.
** Played with in book 2, where Straff Venture mistakes the use of Atium for an addiction he can use to control Zayne. Ironically, [spoiler: Straff is himself addicted to a fantastic drug, and has been mistaking withdrawal for poisoning. The "antidote" is another dose, which conveniently removed his symptoms.]
2nd Aug '17 2:44:07 PM Blenderhead
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* FantasticRacism: Of a much more realistic sort. The logbook goes on at great length about Rashek's hatred of the Hero. Rashek hates him because the prophecy of the Hero of Ages is Terris (as is Rashek), but the author of the logbook is from Hlanium.


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* PersonOfMassDestruction: Vin realizes that no skaa rebellion has ever succeeded because the Lord Ruler is so personally powerful that he could put down an entire rebellion ''by himself'' if he had to.
31st Jul '17 8:26:39 PM DoctorFluffy
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* AfterTheEnd: The books are set in a world that is very clearly post-apocalyptic. The third book reveals what happened. [[spoiler: Rashek was very, ''very'' bad at terraforming.]]

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* AfterTheEnd: The books are set in a world that is very clearly post-apocalyptic. The third book reveals what happened. [[spoiler: Rashek was very, ''very'' bad at terraforming.terraforming, creating new problems with each "solution" he made.]]



* GodOfEvil: Subverted with Ruin. [[spoiler:Though he ''is'' evil by basically everyone's standards but his own -- wanting to destroy literally ''everything'' -- he's not a god ''of'' evil, but of entropy and decay, and was just as vital to creating the world as [[GodIsGood Preservation]]. TheCosmere as a whole reveals that Atti, the human who became Ruin, was originally a kind and generous person. Once he was warped by the power of his Shard to see destruction as the only beauty, [[NotQuiteTheRightThing he set out to share it with everyone.]]]]

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* GodOfEvil: Subverted with Ruin. [[spoiler:Though he ''is'' evil by basically everyone's standards but his own -- wanting to destroy literally ''everything'' -- he's not a god ''of'' evil, but of entropy and decay, and was just as vital to creating the world as [[GodIsGood Preservation]]. TheCosmere as a whole reveals that Atti, Ati, the human who became Ruin, was originally a kind and generous person. Once he was warped by the power of his Shard to see destruction as the only beauty, [[NotQuiteTheRightThing he set out to share it with everyone.]]]]
2nd Jul '17 2:31:01 AM LadyArin
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* WhatTheHellHero: When Kelsier snaps at Vin for risking her life for Elend, she calls him -- and the crew in general -- out on their indiscriminate anti-noble sentiments by pointing out that their relatively cushy existence gives them far more in common with the nobility they loathe than the skaa they are fighting for.

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* WhatTheHellHero: When Kelsier snaps at Vin for risking her life for Elend, [[WisePrince Elend]], she calls him -- and the crew in general -- out on their indiscriminate [[FantasticRacism anti-noble sentiments sentiments]] by pointing out that their relatively cushy existence gives them far [[NotSoDifferent more in common common]] with the nobility they loathe than the skaa they are fighting for.
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