History Literature / TheAlloyOfLaw

17th Aug '16 5:21:04 PM HiddenWindshield
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* RejectedApology: Wayne has been trying for years to make up for [[spoiler: accidentally killing a man during a robbery]]. Despite his [[spoiler:: supporting his family financially for years]] the have made it clear they do not forgive him.

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* RejectedApology: Wayne has been trying for years to make up for [[spoiler: accidentally [[spoiler:accidentally killing a man during a robbery]]. Despite his [[spoiler:: supporting [[spoiler:supporting his family financially for years]] the years]], they have made it clear they do not forgive him.
2nd Jul '16 9:03:21 AM Andygal
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Fittingly, the high value of Aluminum. In the series it's a precious commodity, while in the modern world it's little more then [[WorthlessYellowRocks worthless shiny foil]]. However, Aluminum was actually highly valued in the past, before it was known how to manufacture it.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Fittingly, the high value of Aluminum. In the series it's a precious commodity, while in the modern world it's little more then [[WorthlessYellowRocks worthless shiny foil]]. However, Aluminum was actually highly valued in the past, before it was known how to manufacture it.better smelting techniques were invented.
26th Apr '16 10:31:34 AM MrDeath
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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Wax manages quite a few impressive shots in the book. The most obvious being when he manages to [[spoiler: shoot through a time bubble's distortion field]], which is generally assumed to be impossible.

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Wax manages quite a few impressive shots in the book. The most obvious being when he manages to [[spoiler: shoot through a time bubble's distortion field]], which book, and is generally assumed considered capable of shots that ought to be impossible.
26th Apr '16 10:30:10 AM MrDeath
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* HealingFactor: possessed by Wax and Miles, though Miles is [[understatement a bit stronger]];

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* HealingFactor: possessed by Wax Wayne and Miles, though Miles is [[understatement a bit stronger]];''much'' stronger.
26th Apr '16 10:28:56 AM MrDeath
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* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Both Miles and Wax take a beating that would have killed most folks. Miles in particular will not even try to avoid taking damage because of how much he trust his healing factor.

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* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Both Miles and Wax Wayne take a beating beatings that would have killed most folks. Miles in particular will not even try to avoid taking damage because of how much he trust his healing factor.factor, while Wayne has to store up his healing beforehand, and tries to conserve it as much as he can.
30th Jan '16 11:26:28 AM Alia_of
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%%* AGodAmI: Miles

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%%* * AGodAmI: MilesMiles, who due to his gold compounding can survive virtally any damage to his body. So much that [[spoiler: he has to be shot several times by the firing squad - and this with his gold metalminds already taken off]].



* AntiMagic: Aluminum acts as anti-magic to allomancy, resisting it's effects. This leads to Aluminum being highly valued resource worth stealing.
* TheAtoner: Wayne, for his criminal past and [[spoiler: for accidentally shooting and killing a man. He now supports the man's family financially to make up for their lose]].

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* AntiMagic: Aluminum acts as anti-magic to allomancy, resisting it's its effects. This leads to Aluminum being highly valued resource worth stealing.
* TheAtoner: Wayne, for his criminal past and [[spoiler: for accidentally shooting and killing a man. He now supports the man's family financially to make up for their lose]].loss]].



* MagicAIsMagicA: as with the original mistborn the magic is very clearly defined. Each Allomancy or feruchemanci effect is very clearly defined and functions the same always. What metals can be burned by individuals is clearly defined. The only unique variation to this [[spoiler: Miles ability to burn gold to heal due to his possessing both gold Allomancy and gold feruchemanci which compound off of each other]] is treated as a simple unique affect of two abilities feeding off of each other, [[NewRulesAsThePlotDemands and was always part of the world, if not mentioned before]].
* MageKiller: Any Vanishers armed with aluminum bullets effectively becomes one of these. Luckily the bullets are ToAwsomeToUse so the Vanishers don't always load them.

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* MagicAIsMagicA: as with the original mistborn Mistborn the magic is very clearly defined. Each Allomancy Allomantic or feruchemanci Feruchemical effect is very clearly defined and functions the same always. What metals can be burned by individuals is clearly defined. The only unique variation to this [[spoiler: Miles ability to burn gold to heal due to his possessing both gold Allomancy and gold feruchemanci Feruchemy which compound off of each other]] is treated as a simple unique affect effect of two abilities feeding off of each other, [[NewRulesAsThePlotDemands and was always part of the world, if not mentioned before]].
before]] - mostly because apart from the Lord Ruler himself there were no people combining these two types of abilities.
* MageKiller: Any Vanishers armed with aluminum bullets effectively becomes one of these. Luckily the bullets are ToAwsomeToUse TooAwesomeToUse so the Vanishers don't always load them.



* XanatosGambit: Turns out that Mr. Suit was running a masterful one throughout the whole book. [[spoiler: Miles' robberies of valuable aluminum were intended to sabotage House Tekiel's security and insurance businesses. Unable to pay the steep penalties for all the robberies, the House crashes, letting Suit buy them out cheaply using House Ladrian's embezzled funds. If Miles succeeds, Suit controls both his gang and the security business. If Miles is captured and a majority of the stolen property returned, the security and insurance companies are returned to full power under Suit's control, putting him in even better position. This doens't even include the side-project of acquiring many woman of magical heritage, which is also successful and only Wax seems to be paying attention to it, presuming his missing sister is included.]]

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* XanatosGambit: Turns out that Mr. Suit was running a masterful one throughout the whole book. [[spoiler: Miles' robberies of valuable aluminum were intended to sabotage House Tekiel's security and insurance businesses. Unable to pay the steep penalties for all the robberies, the House crashes, letting Suit buy them out cheaply using House Ladrian's embezzled funds. If Miles succeeds, Suit controls both his gang and the security business. If Miles is captured and a majority of the stolen property returned, the security and insurance companies are returned to full power under Suit's control, putting him in even better position. This doens't doesn't even include the side-project of acquiring many woman of magical heritage, which is also successful and only Wax seems to be paying attention to it, presuming his missing sister is included.]]
28th Jan '16 3:02:23 PM Radhil
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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Mr. Suit, mastermind and shadowy organization leader, gets away with nothing to implicate him but Wax's hearsay and theories.]]


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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Wax was doing a perfectly fine job of staying out of the Vanishers robberies, even with Wayne's prodding, and up to and during the initial attack on the wedding reception he was at. Then they kill a retired constable, try to take Marasi, and do take Steris. Cue the [[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomp Gun Battle]], and a personal stake in taking Miles down. [[spoiler: Possibly [[InvokedTrope invoked by Suit]], who was calling the kidnapping targets and ended up better off with Miles taken down.]]
28th Jan '16 1:47:57 PM Radhil
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* ReplacementGoldfish: Marasi looks to be a replacement for Lessie, as she shows the same eagerness on the hunt for the Vanishers as Lessie did bounty hunting with Wax. [[SubvertedTrope Wax becomes aware of the trope and consciously avoids it]], choosing to let Lessie go and move ahead with his engagement to Steris.
28th Jan '16 1:30:34 PM Radhil
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* MarriageOfConvenience: House Ladrian needs an influx of money to continue running much longer, so one of Wax's first reluctant goals is to find a suitable partner, but his ambivalence ends up offending many. [[NobilityMarriesMoney Lesser but richer]] House Harms ends up being one of his last hopes, and Steris is so aware of the obvious need for this trope, [[CrazyPrepared she spends their first meeting detailing her written contract]], which outlines their courting period, eventual marriage, her financial planning, and ''allowances for the inevitable affairs''.
28th Jan '16 12:53:12 PM Radhil
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%%* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:Wax's uncle.]]

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%%* * FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:Wax's uncle.uncle Edwarn Ladrian is not, as reported, dead of a carriage accident, nor did he gamble his house into deep debt - he embezzled all of House Ladrian's money to invest in a criminal enterprise, including Miles' gang, then faked his death so he could run the new organization from the shadows. Oh, and took Wax's sister along too.]]



%%* XanatosGambit: Turns out that Mr. Suit was running a masterful one throughout the whole book.

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%%* * XanatosGambit: Turns out that Mr. Suit was running a masterful one throughout the whole book. [[spoiler: Miles' robberies of valuable aluminum were intended to sabotage House Tekiel's security and insurance businesses. Unable to pay the steep penalties for all the robberies, the House crashes, letting Suit buy them out cheaply using House Ladrian's embezzled funds. If Miles succeeds, Suit controls both his gang and the security business. If Miles is captured and a majority of the stolen property returned, the security and insurance companies are returned to full power under Suit's control, putting him in even better position. This doens't even include the side-project of acquiring many woman of magical heritage, which is also successful and only Wax seems to be paying attention to it, presuming his missing sister is included.]]
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