History Literature / MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy

19th Dec '16 2:41:40 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Inverted by Sazed, who has been a eunuch since soon after he was born and is thus physically incapable of having penetrative sex, but still ends up [[spoiler: in a romantic relationship with a woman... and ultimately turns out to be the real Hero of Ages]]. Also appears in Elend's backstory: [[spoiler:when he was young, his father took him to a skaa brothel to cement his "manhood". As per the law to prevent skaa/noble interbreeding, the girl was killed afterward. When Elend found this out, he refused to sleep with another skaa woman, unlike most nobles]].


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* VirginShaming: Inverted by Sazed, who has been a eunuch since soon after he was born and is thus physically incapable of having penetrative sex, but still ends up [[spoiler: in a romantic relationship with a woman... and ultimately turns out to be the real Hero of Ages]]. Also appears in Elend's backstory: [[spoiler:when he was young, his father took him to a skaa brothel to cement his "manhood". As per the law to prevent skaa/noble interbreeding, the girl was killed afterward. When Elend found this out, he refused to sleep with another skaa woman, unlike most nobles]].
20th Nov '16 9:59:45 AM Orbiting
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* GlassWeapon: Glass knives are commonly used against Mistings and Mistborns as they can manipulate metal items. Why they didn't just use stone is not explained.
6th Nov '16 9:15:03 PM dlchen145
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* ActionGirl: Vin, after coming into her powers, takes Action Girl [[{{Badass}} badassery]] UpToEleven.

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* ActionGirl: Vin, after coming into her powers, takes Action Girl [[{{Badass}} badassery]] badassery UpToEleven.



* {{Badass}}: Kelsier, Vin, and (in ''Hero of Ages''), [[spoiler:Elend and Spook, too]]. Sazed has carefully rationed moments of it. Every Inquisitor also counts.



* GirlinessUpgrade: Throughout the trilogy Vin grows steadily both more feminine and more {{Badass}}.

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* GirlinessUpgrade: Throughout the trilogy Vin grows steadily both more feminine and more {{Badass}}.badass.



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Vin is almost this ensemble in one person, considering the disparity between her [[TheChick noblewoman]] and [[{{Badass}} Mistborn]] personas [[spoiler:which she eventually comes to terms with]]. A more traditional example happens in the second book, whenever Vin and Allrianne interact.

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Vin is almost this ensemble in one person, considering the disparity between her [[TheChick noblewoman]] and [[{{Badass}} Mistborn]] Mistborn personas [[spoiler:which she eventually comes to terms with]]. A more traditional example happens in the second book, whenever Vin and Allrianne interact.
2nd Oct '16 5:34:15 PM ErikModi
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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: While it's never bluntly called that, the Lord Ruler's law allows any noble to "bed" any skaa woman he wants, so long as she's killed immediately after (or at lest, within the next seven or eight months). Vin was well aware of the law (her brother even used the threat of selling her to a skaa brothel, which has a high employee turnover rate for obvious reasons, to keep her in line), but the impact of it didn't really sink in until Dockson told her about his past on a skaa plantation, and how he fell in love with a woman there, who was bedded by their noble lord and immediately murdered. Dockson firmly believes ''all'' nobles are like that, and they've all killed several skaa women after having sex with them. This sours Vin greatly on the nobility in general, and breaks her heart when she thinks Elend has done the same.
2nd Oct '16 12:29:33 PM ErikModi
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** [[spoiler: Ruin has the power to alter any written words not engraved in metal. Seems like a pretty lame power for a GodOfEvil, right? Until he uses it to alter the prophecies so they tell the Hero to do ''the exact opposite'' of what's he supposed to do, releasing the SealedEvilInACan instead of keeping it contained.]]
1st Oct '16 10:30:59 AM ErikModi
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* BondageIsBad: Zane enjoys knife play a little too much. [[spoiler: Apparently, so does Amaranta.]]
28th Sep '16 7:05:33 PM Katsuhagi
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* GenerationalMagicDecline: The fact that fewer and fewer Allomancers are being born is of great concern, and even those being born aren't as powerful as they once were. Mistborn are even rarer.
28th Sep '16 9:03:46 AM ErikModi
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* BotheringByTheBook: [=OreSeur=] [[spoiler: and [=TenSoon=]]] are masters of this. Seems to be a rather common kandra trait, actually.
24th Sep '16 10:14:31 AM ErikModi
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* VitriolicBestBuds: The refined Soother Breeze and the easygoing Thug Ham are always sniping at each other, but place great value on their friendship.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: The refined Soother Breeze and the easygoing Thug Ham are always sniping at each other, but place great value on their friendship. They also have the PunnyName "[[HamAndCheese Ham and Breeze]]."
24th Sep '16 9:58:24 AM ErikModi
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Multiple examples across the whole trilogy, thanks to the GambitPileup going on. [[spoiler:It finally turns out that, from start to everything leading up to the end, the entire series, including the post-apocalyptic setting, was the result of good people trying to do good things and getting screwed over.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Multiple examples across the whole trilogy, thanks to the GambitPileup going on. [[spoiler:It finally turns out that, from start a thousand years in the past to everything leading up to the end, the entire series, including the post-apocalyptic setting, was the result of good people trying to do good things and getting screwed over.]]
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