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* Why Allomancy shatters the crystals in the Pits of Hathsin: Allomancy is the power of Preservation, and the crystals in the Pits gather the body of Ruin, so the powers are diametrically opposed. Allomancy would naturally disrupt Ruin's power. Preservation probably deliberately set that whole thing up. Which brings up the interesting question of what happens if you burn atium around the crystals.

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* Why Allomancy shatters the crystals in the Pits of Hathsin: Allomancy is the power of Preservation, and the crystals in the Pits gather the body of Ruin, so the powers are diametrically opposed. Allomancy would naturally disrupt Ruin's power. Preservation probably deliberately set that
* The method of harvesting atium requires descending into a dark crevice and reaching into deep holes filled with sharpened crystals. The
whole thing up. Which brings up process is horrible, brutal, and shreds the interesting question arms, typically killing the prisoners assigned to the work. But of what happens if you burn course that's how it works; atium around is the crystals.body of Ruin, so of course the method used to harvest it would be self-destructive.



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* Feruchemy. This magic system wasn't directly created by Preservation or Ruin and instead came about seemingly naturally in humans. But remember, humans, while of both Ruin and Preservation, are weighted in Preservations favor, making it rather obvious why the ability that manifests in them naturally is one which allows people to ''preserve'' traits they have to call upon at a later date. But the fridge doubles when you consider that this ability actually changes them and their capabilities physically, as is most obvious when a feruchemist taps strength. So not only does the magic preserve their traits, but it then uses those traits to change the user down the line, while allomancy doesn't physically change the user. And as has been stated several times, ruin is necessary to counter preservation, thus allowing things to change.

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* In book two we are introduced to the allomantic alloy [[spoiler:Duralumin]] which is obtained through an alloy of [[spoiler:Alluminum and 4% copper, and it is mentioned that the aluminum comes from a recovered noble's silverware]] this may seem to be an odd metal to make silverware out of, until you realize that aluminium can't be pushed or pulled, so not only is it super expensive (making it a display of wealth), but it's also less likely to be used by a coinshot assassin to kill you from a distance. Aluminium also used to be a rare metal before the discovery of the electrical process to extract it from bauxite. Aluminium used to be more valuable than gold and it was used as expensive cutlery in real life.
* In ''Hero of Ages'', Vin, not knowing the name of the malignant entity she inadvertently freed, starts calling him "Ruin" because it just seems to fit. This is, of course, said entity's actual name. Was it just Vin making a lucky guess? [[spoiler: Nope; we find out later that Ruin actually rather likes Vin because of how deadly she is, and he can speak into her mind via her earring and be subtle enough she can't tell it from her own thoughts (or her memories of Reen). She knows his name because ''he told her'']].

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* In book two we are introduced to the allomantic alloy [[spoiler:Duralumin]] which is obtained through an alloy of [[spoiler:Alluminum and 4% copper, and it is mentioned that the aluminum comes from a recovered noble's silverware]] this may seem to be an odd metal to make silverware out of, until you realize that aluminium can't be pushed or pulled, so not only is it super expensive (making it a display of wealth), but it's also less likely to be used by a coinshot assassin to kill you from a distance. Aluminium also used to be a rare metal before the discovery of the electrical process to extract it from bauxite. Aluminium used to be more valuable than gold and it was used as expensive cutlery in real life.
* In ''Hero of Ages'', Vin, not knowing the name of the malignant entity she inadvertently freed, starts calling him "Ruin" because it just seems to fit. This is, of course, said entity's actual name. Was it just Vin making a lucky guess? [[spoiler: Nope; we find out later that Ruin actually rather likes Vin because of how deadly she is, and he can speak into her mind via her earring and be subtle enough she can't tell it from her own thoughts (or her memories of Reen). She knows his name because ''he told her'']].
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* Why Allomancy shatters the crystals in the Pits of Hathsin: [[spoiler:Allomancy is the power of Preservation, and the crystals in the Pits gather the body of Ruin, so the powers are diametrically opposed. Allomancy would naturally disrupt Ruin's power. Preservation probably deliberately set that whole thing up]]. Which brings up the interesting question of what happens if [[spoiler: you burn atium around the crystals]].
* The Lord Ruler and Feruchemists:
** Feruchemists were ruthlessly hunted for decades or even centuries, because the Lord Ruler feared what would happen if [[spoiler:A Mistborn/Feruchemist was born]]. So why did he change course, let the Terris survive as eunuch stewards, allow them to wear the metal needed for Feruchemy, and risk allowing a remnant of Feruchemists to survive? [[spoiler: So he could harvest their powers for his Steel Inquisitors. We know that they were granted at least Feruchemical gold. Essentially, he turned the Terris into breeding stock to augment his servants.]]
** The Lord Ruler prohibited the Terris people from being allowed to touch metal because Allomancy and Feruchemy use the same set of metals. He probably waited until he was sure the other metals were forgotten before setting up the stewardships. If the Keepers had known he was trying to keep things like duralumin secret, they probably would have arranged to disseminate the knowledge, say by anonymously spiking nobles' drinks (the same tactic the Steel Ministry used to look for atium Mistings). And then Ruin would have been able to harvest those Mistings for their Allomantic enhancement and temporal powers, instead of wasting a Mistborn for the same (since the best use for a Mistborn, Hemalurgically speaking, is for the ability to burn atium).
* There's some brilliant foreshadowing that [=OreSeur=] is [[spoiler: [=TenSoon=]]]:
** When Vin is researching Alendi's logbook, [=OreSeur=] is confused until she explains, and Vin asks if he remembers when she explained all the details around the logbook and Alendi's fate. [=OreSeur=] then says that he remembers hearing her mention it briefly, and Vin passes it off, as Renoux was not truly part of the crew's planning sessions. At first glance, this seems like a simple bit of exposition to remind the reader of these characters' relationship in the first book. But [[spoiler: [=TenSoon=] was never there for the revelations from Alendi's logbook, so he really wouldn't know. The passing line by him is really a very quick, very smooth act of evading a stumbling block that would reveal who he really was, and only noticeable in hindsight. When [=TenSoon=] said he was good at hiding his true nature, he wasn't kidding]].
** Much earlier as well in the novel, when [[spoiler: [=TenSoon=]]] is first introduced as the [[spoiler:wolfhound]], he apologizes to Vin, saying that he forgot to mention that putting on the fur of an animal takes a while. If you were following closely, [=OreSeur=] DID tell Vin that impersonating an animal would take several hours longer than a human because of the fur, but [[spoiler:[=TenSoon=]]] wouldn't have been able to know that. He assumed that Vin thought it took longer than normal because he manipulated a voicebox into the animal body.
** There's also the shift in Vin and [=OreSeur=]'s relationship, as she begins to open up to him, ask him to open up to her, and treat him better. Part of that is Vin realizing how she's been mistreating (one might even say "prejudiced against") her kandra, but what really makes her start shifting gears is an offhand comment from [=OreSeur=]. [[spoiler: A comment the real [=OreSeur=] probably would never have made, because he'd grown to resent Vin too much. Also, as shown in the Funny page, [=TenSoon=] has a much better sense of humor than [=OreSeur=].]]



* At first, it looks like Allomancy having a hard time Pushing or Pulling any metals partially or completely inside someone's body is a matter of plot convenience. It would be too easy if Mistborn could rip the metals out of someone's stomach or the spikes in a Inquisitor's head. There's an unstated reason for this, though: [[OurSoulsAreDifferent the Spiritweb]] is made of [[{{Mana}} Investiture]], which is also what Allomancy is driven by, and Investiture resists other Investiture. This is also why [[spoiler: [[TheBandsOfMourning a sufficiently filled metalmind is undetectable to Ironsight]]]]. Hemalurgic spikes rip out pieces of said Spiritweb.
* When Vin is attacking Cett's keep in ''The Well of Ascension'', she takes startling pleasure in assaulting and killing Cett's troops and exercising her Mistborn abilities. Afterward, she has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment where she's horrified by how she killed all those men. While she's doing so, she's holding her earring in her hand instead of wearing it. [[spoiler: The earring is a Hemalurgic spike, and Vin's satisfaction at such destruction was ''Ruin's'' influence over her. When she took the ring out, Preservation's influence over her gave her that sense of horror at what she'd done.]]
* A subtle bit of brilliance about [[spoiler: Sazed being the Hero of Ages and becoming Harmony. Feruchemy is a balance of Preservation and Ruin, and Sazed, a feruchemist, takes up both Preservation and Ruin to become Harmony.]]
* In ''Hero of Ages'', it's briefly mentioned that there were nine original mistborn. The Lord Ruler used [[spoiler: lerasium]] to give powerful kings and nobles alomancy in order to bribe them onto his side. Say, wasn't there [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings another]] EvilOverlord who offered nine mortal kings great power in order to manipulate them into serving him? Coincidence, or ShoutOut?
** He also turned the world into a smoke and ash choked near wasteland and he was defeated by having the jewelry that contained his lifeforce stolen, albeit not thrown into a volcano.
* Also a ShoutOut to the arc number of 10. One Lord Ruler+Nine Mistborn= 10 original Allomancers.
** Could also be read as Nine Mistborn + Elend, since the ten of them became Mistborn by burning Lerasium. The Lord Ruler [[WordOfGod gave himself Allomancy using the power of the Well instead.]] [[spoiler:But Hoid also used Lerasium to become Mistborn, so...]]

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* At first, it looks like Allomancy having a hard time Pushing or Pulling any metals partially or completely inside someone's body is a matter of plot convenience. It would be too easy if Mistborn could rip the metals out of someone's stomach or the spikes in a Inquisitor's head. There's an unstated reason for this, though: [[OurSoulsAreDifferent the Spiritweb]] is made of [[{{Mana}} Investiture]], which is also what Allomancy is driven by, and Investiture resists other Investiture. This is also why [[spoiler: [[TheBandsOfMourning a sufficiently filled metalmind is undetectable to Ironsight]]]]. Hemalurgic spikes rip out pieces of said Spiritweb.
* When Vin is attacking Cett's keep in ''The Well of Ascension'', she takes startling pleasure in assaulting and killing Cett's troops and exercising her Mistborn abilities. Afterward, she has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment where she's horrified by how she killed all those men. While she's doing so, she's holding her earring in her hand instead of wearing it. [[spoiler: The earring is a Hemalurgic spike, and Vin's satisfaction at such destruction was ''Ruin's'' influence over her. When she took the ring out, Preservation's influence over her gave her that sense of horror at what she'd done.]]
* A subtle bit of brilliance about [[spoiler: Sazed being the Hero of Ages and becoming Harmony. Feruchemy is a balance of Preservation and Ruin, and Sazed, a feruchemist, takes up both Preservation and Ruin to become Harmony.]]
* In ''Hero of Ages'', it's briefly mentioned that there were nine original mistborn.
The Lord Ruler used [[spoiler: lerasium]] structured the Final Empire to give powerful kings be as stable and nobles alomancy rebellion-resistant as possible. FantasyGunControl is in order to bribe them onto his side. Say, wasn't there [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings another]] EvilOverlord who offered nine mortal kings great power in order to manipulate them into serving him? Coincidence, or ShoutOut?
** He also turned
full effect because the world into a smoke and ash choked near wasteland and he was defeated by having the jewelry that contained his lifeforce stolen, albeit not thrown into a volcano.
* Also a ShoutOut to the arc number of 10. One Lord Ruler+Nine Mistborn= 10 original Allomancers.
** Could also be read as Nine Mistborn + Elend, since the ten of them became Mistborn by burning Lerasium. The
Lord Ruler [[WordOfGod gave himself Allomancy using wanted to make it difficult for anyone but professional soldiers (of whom he would always control the power majority) to be deadly at range. That leaves Coinshots as the only option for ranged attackers among the Skaa. To shore up that weakness, he made it illegal for nobles to have children with Skaa. But he also covered the ''other'' side of the Well instead.]] [[spoiler:But Hoid also used Lerasium equation: Skaa are paid in either direct resources (like food or clothing) or in wooden chits, meaning that even Skaa Coinshots who evade the Canton of Inquisition ''don't have access to become Mistborn, so...]]coins.'' The only exception? The Lord Ruler's soldiers.

!!Book One:



* The Lord Ruler structured the Final Empire to be as stable and rebellion-resistant as possible. FantasyGunControl is in full effect because the Lord Ruler wanted to make it difficult for anyone but professional soldiers (of whom he would always control the majority) to be deadly at range. That leaves Coinshots as the only option for ranged attackers among the Skaa. To shore up that weakness, he made it illegal for nobles to have children with Skaa. But he also covered the ''other'' side of the equation: Skaa are paid in either direct resources (like food or clothing) or in wooden chits, meaning that even Skaa Coinshots who evade the Canton of Inquisition ''don't have access to coins.'' The only exception? The Lord Ruler's soldiers.

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* At first, it looks like Allomancy having a hard time Pushing or Pulling any metals partially or completely inside someone's body is a matter of plot convenience. It would be too easy if Mistborn could rip the metals out of someone's stomach or the spikes in a Inquisitor's head. There's an unstated reason for this, though: [[OurSoulsAreDifferent the Spiritweb]] is made of [[{{Mana}} Investiture]], which is also what Allomancy is driven by, and Investiture resists other Investiture.

!! Book two:

* In book two we are introduced to the allomantic alloy Duralumin which is obtained through an alloy of Aluminium and 4% copper, and it is mentioned that the aluminum comes from a recovered noble's silverware. This may seem to be an odd metal to make silverware out of, until you realize that aluminium can't be pushed or pulled, so not only is it super expensive (making it a display of wealth), but it's also less likely to be used by a coinshot assassin to kill you from a distance. Aluminium also used to be a rare metal before the discovery of the electrical process to extract it from bauxite. Aluminium used to be more valuable than gold and it was used as expensive cutlery in real life.
* There's some brilliant foreshadowing that [=OreSeur=] is [=TenSoon=]:
** When Vin is researching Alendi's logbook, [=OreSeur=] is confused until she explains, and Vin asks if he remembers when she explained all the details around the logbook and Alendi's fate. [=OreSeur=] then says that he remembers hearing her mention it briefly, and Vin passes it off, as Renoux was not truly part of the crew's planning sessions. At first glance, this seems like a simple bit of exposition to remind the reader of these characters' relationship in the first book. But [=TenSoon=] was never there for the revelations from Alendi's logbook, so he really wouldn't know. The passing line by him is really a very quick, very smooth act of evading a stumbling block that would reveal who he really was, and only noticeable in hindsight. When [=TenSoon=] said he was good at hiding his true nature, he wasn't kidding.
** Much earlier as well in the novel, when [=TenSoon=] is first introduced as the wolfhound, he apologizes to Vin, saying that he forgot to mention that putting on the fur of an animal takes a while. If you were following closely, [=OreSeur=] DID tell Vin that impersonating an animal would take several hours longer than a human because of the fur, but [=TenSoon=] wouldn't have been able to know that. He assumed that Vin thought it took longer than normal because he manipulated a voicebox into the animal body.
** There's also the shift in Vin and [=OreSeur=]'s relationship, as she begins to open up to him, ask him to open up to her, and treat him better. Part of that is Vin realizing how she's been mistreating (one might even say "prejudiced against") her kandra, but what really makes her start shifting gears is an offhand comment from [=OreSeur=]. A comment the real [=OreSeur=] probably would never have made, because he'd grown to resent Vin too much. Also, as shown in the Funny page, [=TenSoon=] has a much better sense of humor than [=OreSeur=].

!!Book three

* In ''Hero of Ages'', Vin, not knowing the name of the malignant entity she inadvertently freed, starts calling him "Ruin" because it just seems to fit. This is, of course, said entity's actual name. Was it just Vin making a lucky guess? Nope; we find out later that Ruin actually rather likes Vin because of how deadly she is, and he can speak into her mind via her earring and be subtle enough she can't tell it from her own thoughts (or her memories of Reen). She knows his name because ''he told her''.
* Why Allomancy shatters the crystals in the Pits of Hathsin: Allomancy is the power of Preservation, and the crystals in the Pits gather the body of Ruin, so the powers are diametrically opposed. Allomancy would naturally disrupt Ruin's power. Preservation probably deliberately set that whole thing up. Which brings up the interesting question of what happens if you burn atium around the crystals.
* The Lord Ruler structured the Final Empire to be as stable and rebellion-resistant as possible. FantasyGunControl is in full effect Feruchemists:
** Feruchemists were ruthlessly hunted for decades or even centuries,
because the Lord Ruler wanted to make it difficult for anyone but professional soldiers (of whom he feared what would always control happen if A Mistborn/Feruchemist was born. So why did he change course, let the majority) Terris survive as eunuch stewards, allow them to be deadly at range. That leaves Coinshots as wear the only option metal needed for ranged attackers among the Skaa. To shore up Feruchemy, and risk allowing a remnant of Feruchemists to survive? So he could harvest their powers for his Steel Inquisitors. We know that weakness, they were granted at least Feruchemical gold. Essentially, he made it illegal for nobles to have children with Skaa. But he also covered turned the ''other'' side of the equation: Skaa are paid in either direct resources (like food or clothing) or in wooden chits, meaning that even Skaa Coinshots who evade the Canton of Inquisition ''don't have access Terris into breeding stock to coins.'' The only exception? augment his servants.
**
The Lord Ruler's soldiers.Ruler prohibited the Terris people from being allowed to touch metal because Allomancy and Feruchemy use the same set of metals. He probably waited until he was sure the other metals were forgotten before setting up the stewardships. If the Keepers had known he was trying to keep things like duralumin secret, they probably would have arranged to disseminate the knowledge, say by anonymously spiking nobles' drinks (the same tactic the Steel Ministry used to look for atium Mistings). And then Ruin would have been able to harvest those Mistings for their Allomantic enhancement and temporal powers, instead of wasting a Mistborn for the same (since the best use for a Mistborn, Hemalurgically speaking, is for the ability to burn atium).
* When Vin is attacking Cett's keep in ''The Well of Ascension'', she takes startling pleasure in assaulting and killing Cett's troops and exercising her Mistborn abilities. Afterward, she has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment where she's horrified by how she killed all those men. While she's doing so, she's holding her earring in her hand instead of wearing it. The earring is a Hemalurgic spike, and Vin's satisfaction at such destruction was ''Ruin's'' influence over her. When she took the ring out, Preservation's influence over her gave her that sense of horror at what she'd done.
* A subtle bit of brilliance about Sazed being the Hero of Ages and becoming Harmony. Feruchemy is a balance of Preservation and Ruin, and Sazed, a feruchemist, takes up both Preservation and Ruin to become Harmony.
* In ''Hero of Ages'', it's briefly mentioned that there were nine original mistborn. The Lord Ruler used lerasium to give powerful kings and nobles alomancy in order to bribe them onto his side. Say, wasn't there [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings another]] EvilOverlord who offered nine mortal kings great power in order to manipulate them into serving him? Coincidence, or ShoutOut?
** He also turned the world into a smoke and ash choked near wasteland and he was defeated by having the jewelry that contained his lifeforce stolen, albeit not thrown into a volcano.
* Also a ShoutOut to the arc number of 10. One Lord Ruler+Nine Mistborn= 10 original Allomancers.
** Could also be read as Nine Mistborn + Elend, since the ten of them became Mistborn by burning Lerasium. The Lord Ruler [[WordOfGod gave himself Allomancy using the power of the Well instead.]]

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[[index]]
* Fridge for ''Literature/TheCosmere'' as a whole can be found [[Fridge/TheCosmere here]]
* Fridge for ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' can be found [[Fridge/TheStormlightArchive here]]
* Fridge for ''Literature/MistbornSecretHistory'' can be found [[Fridge/MistbornSecretHistory here]]
* Fridge for ''Literature/WaxAndWayne'' can be found [[Fridge/WaxAndWayne here]]
* Fridge for ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'' can be found [[Fridge/{{Warbreaker}} here]]
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** Could also be read as Nine Mistborn + Elend, since the ten of them became Mistborn by burning Lerasium. The Lord Ruler [[WordOfGod gave himself Allomancy using the power of the Well instead.]] [[spoiler:But Hoid also used Lerasium to become Mistborn, so...]]


* The Lord Ruler structured the Final Empire to be as stable and rebellion-resistant as possible. FantasyGunControl is in full effect because the Lord Ruler wanted to make it difficult for anyone but professional soldiers (of whom he would always control the majority) to be deadly at range. That leaves Coinshots as the only option for ranged attackers among the Skaa. To shore up that weakness, he made it illegal for nobles to have children with Skaa. But he also covered the ''other'' side of the equation: Skaa are paid in either direction resources (like food or clothing) or in wooden chits, meaning that even Skaa Coinshots who evade the Canton of Inquisition ''don't have access to coins.'' The only exception? The Lord Ruler's soldiers.

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* The Lord Ruler structured the Final Empire to be as stable and rebellion-resistant as possible. FantasyGunControl is in full effect because the Lord Ruler wanted to make it difficult for anyone but professional soldiers (of whom he would always control the majority) to be deadly at range. That leaves Coinshots as the only option for ranged attackers among the Skaa. To shore up that weakness, he made it illegal for nobles to have children with Skaa. But he also covered the ''other'' side of the equation: Skaa are paid in either direction direct resources (like food or clothing) or in wooden chits, meaning that even Skaa Coinshots who evade the Canton of Inquisition ''don't have access to coins.'' The only exception? The Lord Ruler's soldiers.


* Early on in ''Final Empire'', Kelsier notes that the skaa are terrified of the mists, and thinks "I'll have to do something about that." Near the end of the book, he's gained the title "Lord of the Mists," and while skaa are still scared of them, they are no longer so frightened that they refuse to even leave their houses at night, since they see the mists as Kelsier's protection.

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* Early on in ''Final Empire'', Kelsier notes that the skaa are terrified of the mists, and thinks "I'll have to do something about that." Near the end of the book, he's gained the title "Lord of the Mists," and while skaa are still scared of them, they are no longer so frightened that they refuse to even leave their houses at night, since they see the mists as Kelsier's protection.protection.
* The Lord Ruler structured the Final Empire to be as stable and rebellion-resistant as possible. FantasyGunControl is in full effect because the Lord Ruler wanted to make it difficult for anyone but professional soldiers (of whom he would always control the majority) to be deadly at range. That leaves Coinshots as the only option for ranged attackers among the Skaa. To shore up that weakness, he made it illegal for nobles to have children with Skaa. But he also covered the ''other'' side of the equation: Skaa are paid in either direction resources (like food or clothing) or in wooden chits, meaning that even Skaa Coinshots who evade the Canton of Inquisition ''don't have access to coins.'' The only exception? The Lord Ruler's soldiers.

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** He also turned the world into a smoke and ash choked near wasteland and he was defeated by having the jewelry that contained his lifeforce stolen, albeit not thrown into a volcano.

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** There's also the shift in Vin and [=OreSeur=]'s relationship, as she begins to open up to him, ask him to open up to her, and treat him better. Part of that is Vin realizing how she's been mistreating (one might even say "prejudiced against") her kandra, but what really makes her start shifting gears is an offhand comment from [=OreSeur=]. [[spoiler: A comment the real [=OreSeur=] probably would never have made, because he'd grown to resent Vin too much. Also, as shown in the Funny page, [=TenSoon=] has a much better sense of humor than [=OreSeur=].]]


* Also a ShoutOut to the arc number of 10. One Lord Ruler+Nine Mistborn= 10 original Allomancers

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* Also a ShoutOut to the arc number of 10. One Lord Ruler+Nine Mistborn= 10 original AllomancersAllomancers.
* Early on in ''Final Empire'', Kelsier notes that the skaa are terrified of the mists, and thinks "I'll have to do something about that." Near the end of the book, he's gained the title "Lord of the Mists," and while skaa are still scared of them, they are no longer so frightened that they refuse to even leave their houses at night, since they see the mists as Kelsier's protection.


* In ''Hero of Ages'', it's briefly mentioned that there were nine original mistborn. The Lord Ruler used [[spoiler: lerasium]] to give powerful kings and nobles alomancy in order to bribe them onto his side. Say, wasn't there [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings another]] EvilOverlord who offered nine mortal kings great power in order to manipulate them into serving him? Coincidence, or ShoutOut?

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* In ''Hero of Ages'', it's briefly mentioned that there were nine original mistborn. The Lord Ruler used [[spoiler: lerasium]] to give powerful kings and nobles alomancy in order to bribe them onto his side. Say, wasn't there [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings another]] EvilOverlord who offered nine mortal kings great power in order to manipulate them into serving him? Coincidence, or ShoutOut?ShoutOut?
*Also a ShoutOut to the arc number of 10. One Lord Ruler+Nine Mistborn= 10 original Allomancers


* There's some brilliant foreshadowing that [=OreSuer=] is [[spoiler: [=TenSoon=]]]:

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* There's some brilliant foreshadowing that [=OreSuer=] [=OreSeur=] is [[spoiler: [=TenSoon=]]]:



* At first, it looks like Allomancy having a hard time Pushing or Pulling any metals partially or completely inside someone's body is a matter of plot convenience. It would be too easy if Mistborns could rip the metals out of someone's stomach or the spikes in a Inquisitor's head. There's an unstated reason for this, though: internalized metals are the realm of Hemalurgy, Allomancy's opposite, and that's the source of the resistance. Sanderson's annotations for ''The Final Empire'' indicate that it's specifically the presence of blood that makes it hard to affect metals inside a living body. Now consider what has to be ''shed'' in order for Hemalurgy to work...

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* At first, it looks like Allomancy having a hard time Pushing or Pulling any metals partially or completely inside someone's body is a matter of plot convenience. It would be too easy if Mistborns Mistborn could rip the metals out of someone's stomach or the spikes in a Inquisitor's head. There's an unstated reason for this, though: internalized metals are [[OurSoulsAreDifferent the realm Spiritweb]] is made of Hemalurgy, Allomancy's opposite, and that's the source of the resistance. Sanderson's annotations for ''The Final Empire'' indicate that it's specifically the presence of blood that makes it hard to affect metals inside a living body. Now consider [[{{Mana}} Investiture]], which is also what has Allomancy is driven by, and Investiture resists other Investiture. This is also why [[spoiler: [[TheBandsOfMourning a sufficiently filled metalmind is undetectable to be ''shed'' in order for Hemalurgy to work...Ironsight]]]]. Hemalurgic spikes rip out pieces of said Spiritweb.


* In ''Hero of Ages'', it's briefly mentioned that there were nine original mistborn. The Lord Ruler used [[spoiler: lerasium]] to give powerful kings and nobles alomancy to bribe them onto his side. Say, wasn't there [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings another]] EvilOverlord who offered nine mortal kings great power in order to manipulate them into serving him? Coincidence, or ShoutOut?

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* In ''Hero of Ages'', it's briefly mentioned that there were nine original mistborn. The Lord Ruler used [[spoiler: lerasium]] to give powerful kings and nobles alomancy in order to bribe them onto his side. Say, wasn't there [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings another]] EvilOverlord who offered nine mortal kings great power in order to manipulate them into serving him? Coincidence, or ShoutOut?


* A subtle bit of brilliance about [[spoiler: Sazed being the Hero of Ages and becoming Harmony. Feruchemy is a balance of Preservation and Ruin, and Sazed, a feruchemist, takes up both Preservation and Ruin to become Harmony.]]

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* A subtle bit of brilliance about [[spoiler: Sazed being the Hero of Ages and becoming Harmony. Feruchemy is a balance of Preservation and Ruin, and Sazed, a feruchemist, takes up both Preservation and Ruin to become Harmony.]]]]
* In ''Hero of Ages'', it's briefly mentioned that there were nine original mistborn. The Lord Ruler used [[spoiler: lerasium]] to give powerful kings and nobles alomancy to bribe them onto his side. Say, wasn't there [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings another]] EvilOverlord who offered nine mortal kings great power in order to manipulate them into serving him? Coincidence, or ShoutOut?

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