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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.
2nd Jul '17 2:28:52 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.
-->'''Vin''': What do you know about them, Kelsier? When's the last time you slept in an alley, shivering in the cold rain, listening to the beggar next to you cough with a sickness you knew would kill him? When's the last time you had to lay awake at night, terrified that one of the men in your crew would try to rape you? Have you ever knelt, starving, wishing you had the courage to knife the crewmember beside you just so you could take his crust of bread? Have you ever cowered before your brother as he beat you, all the time feeling thankful because at least you had someone who paid attention to you? Don't talk to me about noblemen. And don't say things about people you don't know. You're no skaa -- you're just noblemen without titles.
26th Jun '17 10:33:56 PM Daedalis
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** She learns about the Mistborn assassination plot minutes before it goes off, giving her just enough time for a DressRip and NotQuiteFlight.

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** She learns about the Mistborn assassination plot minutes before it goes off, giving her just enough time for a DressRip an ActionDressRip and NotQuiteFlight.
26th Jun '17 10:33:08 PM Daedalis
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* BigDamnHeroes: Vin gets two in the first book alone.
** She learns about the Mistborn assassination plot minutes before it goes off, giving her just enough time for a DressRip and NotQuiteFlight.
** Later a poorly-planned rescue operation is launched for her benefit. Just before it is overwhelmed she joins the fray and turns the tide.
14th Jun '17 11:02:28 AM Baeraad555
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* CurbstompCushion: The point is made, mainly in Marsh's chapters, that Ruin is in fact ''not'' as [[BoringInvincibleVillain infallible]] as he might seem - some of his plans do fail, for instance he'd really like to get a hemalurgic spike into Elend but none of his minions have managed to get close enough. His ultimate victory is still approaching rapidly, but the fact that he can be defeated in small ways helps things from seeming ''completely'' hopeless.
10th Jun '17 3:41:43 PM Rik-B
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* TheCaper: The trope page literally seems to describe the beginning of this book, the only major difference being the target of the heist being the [[GodEmperor god king himself]].
8th May '17 6:33:00 PM Chal
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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]].

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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 being a romantic relationship with a woman... and ultimately turns out to be critical part of the real Hero of Ages]].team that defeats the Lord Ruler]]. 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]].
2nd May '17 1:06:25 AM MadSpy
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Hadn't the Lord Ruler proved to be able to use Allomancy in the metals inside Vin's body, [[spoiler: she'd never had thought possible to use it on his bracelets, and he wouldn't have lost his youth, power and life.]]

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Hadn't Had the Lord Ruler not proved to be himself able to use Allomancy in on the metals inside Vin's body, [[spoiler: she'd never had thought it possible to use it on his bracelets, and he wouldn't have lost his youth, power power, and life.]]
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