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* {{BFS}}: The Koloss wield them, and Vin uses one to ''bisect'' [[spoiler:Straff Venture and his horse]] in one blow towards the end of ''The Well Of Ascension''. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome It was awesome.]]

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* {{BFS}}: The Koloss wield them, and Vin uses one to ''bisect'' [[spoiler:Straff Venture and his horse]] in one blow towards the end of ''The Well Of Ascension''. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome It was awesome.]]



** The first book has several amusing scenes of Kelsier teaching Vin about Allomancy and being a Mistborn. In particular, after he teaches her the basics of steel and iron (blue lines that connect to sources of metal), but says he'll explain the rest later, Vin's suspicious nature gets the better of her. She experimentally "tugs" on one of the blue lines, and yips and ducks as a loose nail shoots at her chest. Kelsier simply muses "I should have expected you to do that," then proceeds to explain Ironpulling and Steelpushing to her. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Still takes her a bit to figure it out, though.]]

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** The first book has several amusing scenes of Kelsier teaching Vin about Allomancy and being a Mistborn. In particular, after he teaches her the basics of steel and iron (blue lines that connect to sources of metal), but says he'll explain the rest later, Vin's suspicious nature gets the better of her. She experimentally "tugs" on one of the blue lines, and yips and ducks as a loose nail shoots at her chest. Kelsier simply muses "I should have expected you to do that," then proceeds to explain Ironpulling and Steelpushing to her. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Still takes her a bit to figure it out, though.]]



* MomentKiller: [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments 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 SugarWiki/{{Funny|Moments}} and SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} as it is a CallBack to their first encounter.

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* MomentKiller: [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Hillariously]] [[InvokedTrope invoked 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 SugarWiki/{{Funny|Moments}} and SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} as it is a CallBack to their first encounter.



* PatrickStewartSpeech: Vin gets one of these near the end of ''Hero of Ages'', combined with a ShutUpHannibal directed at Ruin. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome It was awesome]].

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* PatrickStewartSpeech: Vin gets one of these near the end of ''Hero of Ages'', combined with a ShutUpHannibal directed at Ruin. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome It was awesome]].


* AristocratsAreEvil: Kelsier certainly thinks so, though the truth is a bit more complex; some nobles are truly evil (Straff), others are actually quite decent (Elend), still others are LawfulNeutral but still ruthless (Cett), and most are completely disconnected from reality.

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* AristocratsAreEvil: Kelsier certainly thinks so, though the truth is a bit more complex; some nobles are truly evil (Straff), others are actually quite decent (Elend), still others are LawfulNeutral less sadistic but still ruthless (Cett), and most are completely disconnected from reality.


** Between books 2 and 3, Spook has constantly been keeping his tin up, even "flaring" it most of the time, enhancing his senses to well-above superhuman levels. His eyesight is so sharp he has to wear a blindfold in anything but complete darkness to avoid being painfully blinded by light, and his senses of hearing and touch are so keen he can react to things almost before they happen. Then he gets the bright idea to stand up to "The Citizen's" evil regime, taking on a vigilante persona using twin dueling canes, eyes covered, and fighting off lots of thugs (and Thugs), especially after [[spoiler: he himself can burn pewter, as well.]] Yes, Spook essentially becomes {{ComicBooks/Daredevil}}.

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** Between books 2 and 3, Spook has constantly been keeping his tin up, even "flaring" it most of the time, enhancing his senses to well-above superhuman levels. His eyesight is so sharp he has to wear a blindfold in anything but complete darkness to avoid being painfully blinded by light, and his senses of hearing and touch are so keen he can react to things almost before they happen. Then he gets the bright idea to stand up to "The Citizen's" evil regime, taking on a vigilante persona using twin dueling canes, eyes covered, and fighting off lots of thugs (and Thugs), especially after [[spoiler: he himself can burn pewter, as well.]] Yes, Spook essentially becomes {{ComicBooks/Daredevil}}.{{ComicBook/Daredevil}}.


** In Urteau, Spook wants to overthrow a tyrant and bring the city to the relatively just rule of Elend, while Quellion wants to create a city truly free for Skaa while resisting a noble tyrant. [[spoiler: Ruin corrupts them both with hemalurgic spikes and drives them to be more vicious and destructive in Kelsier's name, something Spook is eventually able to stop when he removes their spikes]]
** In Fadrex, Elend and Vin want to access the final cache and uncover the secrets within, as well as accessing the supplies so they can be distributed, while Yomen wants to drive off a heretical invader who seems totally untrustworty. [[spoiler: Elend and Vin are actually the ones primarily being driven forward by Ruin, while Yomen himself proves surprisingly uncorruptible (although Ruin is eventually able to manipulate him with steel inquisitors]. Once they both realize that despite their differences they both want the same things and are fighting an enemy much worse than each other, they put aside their fighting and join together in the city to stand against the koloss]].

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** In Urteau, Spook wants to overthrow a tyrant and bring the city to the relatively just rule of Elend, while Quellion wants to create a city truly free for Skaa while resisting a noble nobleman tyrant. [[spoiler: Ruin corrupts them both with hemalurgic spikes and drives them to be more vicious and destructive in Kelsier's name, something Spook is eventually able to stop when he removes their spikes]]
spikes.]]
** In Fadrex, Elend and Vin want to access the final cache and uncover the secrets within, as well as accessing the supplies so they can be distributed, while Yomen wants to drive off a heretical invader who seems totally untrustworty. by any measure can't be trusted. [[spoiler: Elend and Vin are actually the main ones primarily being driven forward manipulated by Ruin, Ruin here, while Yomen himself proves surprisingly uncorruptible (although Ruin is eventually able to manipulate him with steel inquisitors]. Once they both realize that despite their differences they both want the same things and are fighting an enemy much worse than each other, they put aside their fighting and join together in the city to stand against the koloss]].

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: Although [[OmnicidalManiac Ruin]] is the undeniably evil backdrop to the story, the four major factions are led by men with genuinely good intentions and valid viewpoints. [[spoiler: Once the extent of Ruin's manipulations become clear and they're able to break free of them, they all end up more or less on the same side.]]
** In Urteau, Spook wants to overthrow a tyrant and bring the city to the relatively just rule of Elend, while Quellion wants to create a city truly free for Skaa while resisting a noble tyrant. [[spoiler: Ruin corrupts them both with hemalurgic spikes and drives them to be more vicious and destructive in Kelsier's name, something Spook is eventually able to stop when he removes their spikes]]
** In Fadrex, Elend and Vin want to access the final cache and uncover the secrets within, as well as accessing the supplies so they can be distributed, while Yomen wants to drive off a heretical invader who seems totally untrustworty. [[spoiler: Elend and Vin are actually the ones primarily being driven forward by Ruin, while Yomen himself proves surprisingly uncorruptible (although Ruin is eventually able to manipulate him with steel inquisitors]. Once they both realize that despite their differences they both want the same things and are fighting an enemy much worse than each other, they put aside their fighting and join together in the city to stand against the koloss]].


* StopTheHeroTwist: [[spoiler:Vin realizes too late that releasing the power at the Well of Ages was the wrong move, as this freed Ruin.]]

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* StopTheHeroTwist: [[spoiler:Vin realizes too late that releasing the power at the Well of Ages was the wrong move, as this freed Ruin.]]


* TheAntiGod: Subverted. [[BigBad Ruin]] is initially presented as this to [[BigGood Preservation]], two gods who are complimentary opposites and together created the world; when the balance is thrown off between them, bad things happen (in the books, the balance gets thrown too far Ruin's way, nearly leading to TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt). However, later works set in {{Franchise/The Cosmere}} show that Ruin and Preservation themselves were only two fragments of a much more powerful god called Adonalsium- sixteen such fragments (called Shards) exist in total, and none of them can properly be called {{God}} or Anti-God.

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* TheAntiGod: Subverted. [[BigBad Ruin]] is initially presented as this to [[BigGood Preservation]], two gods who are complimentary opposites and together created the world; when the balance is thrown off between them, bad things happen (in the books, the balance gets thrown too far Ruin's way, nearly leading to TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt). However, later works set in {{Franchise/The Cosmere}} Literature/TheCosmere show that Ruin and Preservation themselves were only two fragments of a much more powerful god called Adonalsium- sixteen such fragments (called Shards) exist in total, and none of them can properly be called {{God}} or Anti-God.


See also ''Literature/{{Elantris}}'', ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'' and ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' for more books taking place in Franchise/TheCosmere. Also see Literature/AlcatrazSeries, Creator/BrandonSanderson's humourous YA fantasy.

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See also ''Literature/{{Elantris}}'', ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'' and ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' for more books taking place in Franchise/TheCosmere.Literature/TheCosmere. Also see Literature/AlcatrazSeries, Creator/BrandonSanderson's humourous YA fantasy.


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* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:The Lord Ruler, although we only find out post-mortem, although the chapter heading note throughout the series suggest it.]]



* BadassBookworm: Sazed



* DeadpanSnarker: Several characters, really, but particularly Vin and Breeze.



* DoesNotLikeShoes: While mostly glossed over, Vin likes to go barefoot when using Allomancy (which is, almost always).



* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl: Vin.



* FakeKing: [[PlayingWithATrope Sort of.]] [[spoiler: The switch happened immediately before the man who was replaced would have become king; so in a way the imposter was "king" all along, but he doesn't deserve it as much as people assume. And while he spent his reign committing constant acts of mass murder and oppression, he was ''also'' constantly working against the real BigBad; see TheGoodTheBadAndTheEvil below.]]



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Breeze. He'll even admit it if pushed hard enough.



* MultitaskedConversation: Happens in the second and third books.



* ObfuscatingDisability: In books two and three, Vin consistently maintains the suspicion that Cett is Mistborn, simply because he is paraplegic. As far as we know, he is not, unless he's still hiding it after the conclusion.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: The author's rather fond of this one, and especially of having female characters do it.



* SleevesAreForWimps: Ham, the Thug, almost never wears sleeves. At one point when he's forced to wear a uniform, he gets even by ripping the sleeves off later and wearing it like that.



* SmugSnake: Straff. Most of the nobles and obligators seem to be that way, really, but he's the one we get to know the most.



* WaifFu: Very much Vin's stock in trade. She's about five feet tall, weighs maybe 90 lbs sopping wet, and she will ''kick your ass''.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:[[EvilOverlord The Lord Ruler]], for all the many evils he perpetuated, was nonetheless trying to save humanity from an even worse threat]]. Kelsier has shades of this as well -- though he's pretty solidly a good guy, he can be quite manipulative and has no mercy for noblemen.



* AssholeVictim: Lord Tresting, who Kelsier claims had a reputation for cruelty to Skaa even among nobles. Either way, it was important that the first noble Kelsier kills was ''not'' sympathetic.



* BigBad: Everybody's favorite EvilOverlord: The Lord Ruler.



* BrokenBird: Vin, especially early on.



* DatingCatwoman: Vin (one of the most important members of LaResistance) with Elend Venture (son of the Final Empire's most powerful nobleman).
* DarkActionGirl: [[spoiler:Lady Shan Elariel]].
* DoomedMoralVictor: [[spoiler:Kelsier]], deliberately and ''very'' effectively.



* DoubleSubversion: The Eleventh Metal. Kelsier insists it is the key to defeating the Lord Ruler. However, when Vin burns it, [[spoiler:it just shows her [[AlternateHistory other possible versions of what the Lord Ruler's life ''could'' have been]]]]. But then [[spoiler:[[AwesomeByAnalysis she uses the knowledge]] she gained from those images to realize that the Lord Ruler had killed the one everyone thought was the Hero of Ages and took his place. When she confronts him with this, he is distracted from her allies and focuses entirely on her, which ends up putting her in the perfect position to remove [[PowerSource the arm bands that give him his power]]. So in an ''incredibly'' circuitous way, the eleventh metal really ''was'' the key to defeating the Lord Ruler.]]



* EvilOverlord: The Lord Ruler



* GodEmperor: The Lord Ruler.
* GodIsEvil: Again, the Lord Ruler. [[spoiler: Subverted in that he's not ''actually'' a god--anymore at least.]]
* GuileHero: Kelsier. Full stop. Vin has elements as well- she doesn't have his flair for [[ThePlan all kinds of plans]] but she's still ''very'' good at thinking on her feet.



* IntroOnlyPointOfView: Lord Themos Tresting and Mennis in the prologue.
* LastVillainStand: The Lord Ruler



* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler:Kelsier]]
* MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning: [[spoiler:Kelsier]] and [[spoiler:Rashek]] pull this near the end.



* PhysicalGod: The Lord Ruler [[spoiler:has learned how to use a combination of Allomancy, Feruchemy, and Hemalurgy (possibly) to become something close to this; combining Allomancy and Feruchemy lets you break the rules of both in some major ways.]]
* PleaOfPersonalNecessity: [[spoiler:The Lord Ruler, "You donít know what I do for mankind." Surprisingly, he was largely telling the truth. On the other hand, he may have no longer had the sanity left to do what needed done.]]



* RapidAging: Happens to [[spoiler:the Lord Ruler without his {{Immortality Talisman}}s]] just before he is killed.



* RichBitch: Shan Elariel, who comes off almost as a female Draco Malfoy [[spoiler: at first, but turns out to be [[DarkActionGirl much more dangerous than she looks]].]]
* SadClown: Less "sad" than "furious," but Kelsier considers cracking jokes no matter ''what'' the situation to be a form of rebellion against [[CrapsackWorld the world]].
* ShadowArchetype: The Lord Ruler to Kelsier [[spoiler:and Sazed.]]
* ShroudedInMyth: The Lord Ruler [[spoiler:and later Kelsier.]]
* StoryBreakerPower: The Lord Ruler. [[spoiler:Combining Allomancy with Feruchemy to create an "infinite loop" of stored power and age]] is very reminiscent of the way a smart MagicTheGathering player can combine card abilities in unforeseen ways.
* ThanatosGambit: [[spoiler:Kelsier]].



* BigBad: Straff Venture.
** BigBadEnsemble: Straff Venture, Ashweather Cett, and [[spoiler:Jastes Lekal]] all form a villainous group who are just as antagonistic to each other..

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* BigBad: Straff Venture.
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BigBadEnsemble: Straff Venture, Ashweather Cett, and [[spoiler:Jastes Lekal]] all form a villainous group who are just as antagonistic to each other..



* TheCorrupter: Zane wants to be this [[spoiler:to Vin. He almost succeeds.]]



* IFightForTheStrongestSide: Lord Ashweather Cett's plan.



* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler:Tindwyl]]



* SanityHasAdvantages: Invoked by Zane. He's quite open and accepting about the fact that he's nuts (what with [[spoiler:[[SpiritAdvisor that little voice in his head telling him to kill everyone]]]]), but he considers this a weakness and tries to compensate for it.



* ShootTheDog: Well, they don't have guns, but otherwise, this literally happens in ''The Well of Ascension''.
* StalkerWithACrush: Zane to Vin.



* AndIMustScream: Marsh, as a result of his Hemalurgic spikes. Ruin has absolute control over his body, but whenever he's focusing elsewhere Marsh's mind goes back to being Marsh again. However, he still can't control his own body.



* AntiVillain: Yomen, the Obligator leader from ''Hero of Ages'', is a very skilled leader and has very understandable motivations for his actions -- he could very easily have joined the heroes if he didn't hate them for overthrowing his god (Yomen thinks HesJustHiding). [[spoiler:And he eventually does.]]



* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler: Sazed. Previously, Vin and Rashek, though both too briefly to completely fix things. Then Vin again, when she became the new Preservation. Even before that, the two guys who became Ruin and Preservation in the first place.]]
* BadassBookworm: Elend



* BriarPatching: [=TenSoon=] [[spoiler: complains vocally about how much he hates the humiliating dog body Vin forced him to wear. The other Kandra bring it to him as part of his punishment...]] which is how he is able to escape.



* CrazyPrepared: The Lord Ruler. [[spoiler:Not often that a guy who believes himself invincible (for good reason) with an entire system built to keep him and only him securely in power builds a multilayer backup defense with instructions in case he dies. And makes sure that no one individual, no matter how loyal, can know enough to betray it. The guy ''really'' wasn't going to let Ruin beat him.]]



* DeathEqualsRedemption: [[spoiler: The Lord Ruler is a partial example. He certainly was not a good person by a long shot and even before his death showed no regrets about his system of government (though in ''Hero of Ages'' he does express doubt). However he knew that there was a harsher enemy out there and his vast preparations to enable humanity's survival are at times awe-inspiring. While his forethought and preparations may not have defeated the enemy it certainly helped save many from being killed by the natural disasters created by Ruin. Vin even mutters a 'thank you' to him for his excellent planning when she realizes the scope and effectiveness. Averted with Quellion who is given opportunity to redeem himself.]]



* TheDragon: Marsh to Ruin, unwillingly.



* FateWorseThanDeath: After [[spoiler:Marsh is turned into an inquisitor]], he is unable to break free of Ruin's control for even the second or so it would take to kill himself. And worse, when Ruin does focus his attention, he loses control not only of his body, but his mind is twisted to match Ruin's outlook until the attention drifts elsewhere.



* HeelFaceTurn:
** [[spoiler:Yomen]] once he decides that [[spoiler:Vin is the Lord Ruler's true successor.]]
** [[spoiler:Quellion]], after Spook [[spoiler:stops him from being BrainwashedAndCrazy.]]



* HeroicWillpower: Marsh [[spoiler: manages to resist Ruin's control for a brief moment while the god was slightly distracted (something the blurb at the start of the chapter said would take a HUGE amount of willpower) and manages to rip out Vin's earring, allowing her to absorb the mists]].



* KnightTemplar: Quellion, who thinks Kelsier has come back from the dead and wants him to kill all noblemen and any skaa who don't follow the Church of the Survivor. [[spoiler:It turns out that "Kelsier" is actually Ruin, who is just using Quellion as one of many tools to kill people]].



* TookALevelInBadass:
** Spook. He gains [[SuperSenses incredibly heightened sense]] from constantly flaring tin, to the point that he can dodge a sword swing because he can 'feel the swing through the air'. He then gains yet another level when he [[spoiler:gains the ability to burn pewter, though he loses that level by the end, only to gain about fifteen more levels by becoming a Mistborn]]
** Elend also takes a level in the third book, after [[spoiler:becoming a Mistborn]] at the end of the second.


* DoubleSubversion: The Eleventh Metal. Kelsier insists it is the key to defeating the Lord Ruler. However, when Vin burns it, [[spoiler:it just shows her [[AlternateHistory different possible versions of what the Lord Ruler's life ''could'' have been]]]]. But then [[spoiler:[[AwesomeByAnalysis she uses the knowledge]] she gained from those images to realize that the Lord Ruler had killed the one everyone thought was the Hero of Ages and took his place. When she confronts him with this, he is distracted from her allies and focuses entirely on her, which ends up putting her in the perfect position to remove [[PowerSource the arm bands that give him his power]]. So in an ''incredibly'' circuitous way, the eleventh metal really ''was'' the key to defeating the Lord Ruler.]]

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* DoubleSubversion: The Eleventh Metal. Kelsier insists it is the key to defeating the Lord Ruler. However, when Vin burns it, [[spoiler:it just shows her [[AlternateHistory different other possible versions of what the Lord Ruler's life ''could'' have been]]]]. But then [[spoiler:[[AwesomeByAnalysis she uses the knowledge]] she gained from those images to realize that the Lord Ruler had killed the one everyone thought was the Hero of Ages and took his place. When she confronts him with this, he is distracted from her allies and focuses entirely on her, which ends up putting her in the perfect position to remove [[PowerSource the arm bands that give him his power]]. So in an ''incredibly'' circuitous way, the eleventh metal really ''was'' the key to defeating the Lord Ruler.]]


* DoubleSubversion: The Eleventh Metal. Kelsier insists it is the key to defeating the Lord Ruler. However when Vin burns it, [[spoiler:it just shows her [[AlternateHistory how the Lord Ruler's life ''could'' have become]]]]. But then [[spoiler:[[AwesomeByAnalysis she uses the knowledge]] she gained from those images to realize that the Lord Ruler had killed the one everyone thought was the Hero of Ages and took his place. When she confronts him with this, he is distracted from her allies and focuses entirely on her, which ends up putting her in the perfect position to remove [[PowerSource the arm bands that give him his power]]. So in an ''incredibly'' circuitous way, the eleventh metal really ''was'' the key to defeating the Lord Ruler.]]

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* DoubleSubversion: The Eleventh Metal. Kelsier insists it is the key to defeating the Lord Ruler. However However, when Vin burns it, [[spoiler:it just shows her [[AlternateHistory how different possible versions of what the Lord Ruler's life ''could'' have become]]]].been]]]]. But then [[spoiler:[[AwesomeByAnalysis she uses the knowledge]] she gained from those images to realize that the Lord Ruler had killed the one everyone thought was the Hero of Ages and took his place. When she confronts him with this, he is distracted from her allies and focuses entirely on her, which ends up putting her in the perfect position to remove [[PowerSource the arm bands that give him his power]]. So in an ''incredibly'' circuitous way, the eleventh metal really ''was'' the key to defeating the Lord Ruler.]]


* DoubleSubversion: The Eleventh Metal. Kelsier insists it is the key to defeating the Lord Ruler. So when Vin burns it, [[spoiler:it just shows her [[AlternateHistory how the Lord Ruler's life ''could'' have become]]]]. And then [[spoiler:[[AwesomeByAnalysis she uses the knowledge]] she gained from those images to realize that the Lord Ruler had killed the one everyone thought was the Hero of Ages and took his place. When she confronts him with this, he is distracted from her allies and focuses entirely on her, which ends up putting her in the perfect position to remove [[PowerSource the arm bands that give him his power]]. So in an ''incredibly'' circuitous way, the eleventh metal really ''was'' the key to defeating the Lord Ruler.]]

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* DoubleSubversion: The Eleventh Metal. Kelsier insists it is the key to defeating the Lord Ruler. So However when Vin burns it, [[spoiler:it just shows her [[AlternateHistory how the Lord Ruler's life ''could'' have become]]]]. And But then [[spoiler:[[AwesomeByAnalysis she uses the knowledge]] she gained from those images to realize that the Lord Ruler had killed the one everyone thought was the Hero of Ages and took his place. When she confronts him with this, he is distracted from her allies and focuses entirely on her, which ends up putting her in the perfect position to remove [[PowerSource the arm bands that give him his power]]. So in an ''incredibly'' circuitous way, the eleventh metal really ''was'' the key to defeating the Lord Ruler.]]


* DoubleSubversion: The Eleventh Metal. Kelsier insists it is the key to defeating the Lord Ruler. So when Vin burns it, [[spoiler:it just shows her [[AlternateHistory how the Lord Ruler's life ''could'' have become]]]]. And then [[spoiler:[[AwesomeByAnalysis she uses the knowledge]] she gained from those images to realize that the Lord Ruler had killed the one everyone thought was the Hero of Ages and took his place.]]

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* DoubleSubversion: The Eleventh Metal. Kelsier insists it is the key to defeating the Lord Ruler. So when Vin burns it, [[spoiler:it just shows her [[AlternateHistory how the Lord Ruler's life ''could'' have become]]]]. And then [[spoiler:[[AwesomeByAnalysis she uses the knowledge]] she gained from those images to realize that the Lord Ruler had killed the one everyone thought was the Hero of Ages and took his place. When she confronts him with this, he is distracted from her allies and focuses entirely on her, which ends up putting her in the perfect position to remove [[PowerSource the arm bands that give him his power]]. So in an ''incredibly'' circuitous way, the eleventh metal really ''was'' the key to defeating the Lord Ruler.]]


* {{BFS}}: The Koloss wield them, and Vin uses one to ''bisect'' [[spoiler:Straff Venture and his horse]] in one blow towards the end of ''The Well Of Ascension''. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome It was awesome.]]

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* {{BFS}}: The Koloss wield them, and Vin uses one to ''bisect'' [[spoiler:Straff Venture and his horse]] in one blow towards the end of ''The Well Of Ascension''. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome It was awesome.]]



** The first book has several amusing scenes of Kelsier teaching Vin about Allomancy and being a Mistborn. In particular, after he teaches her the basics of steel and iron (blue lines that connect to sources of metal), but says he'll explain the rest later, Vin's suspicious nature gets the better of her. She experimentally "tugs" on one of the blue lines, and yips and ducks as a loose nail shoots at her chest. Kelsier simply muses "I should have expected you to do that," then proceeds to explain Ironpulling and Steelpushing to her. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Still takes her a bit to figure it out, though.]]

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** The first book has several amusing scenes of Kelsier teaching Vin about Allomancy and being a Mistborn. In particular, after he teaches her the basics of steel and iron (blue lines that connect to sources of metal), but says he'll explain the rest later, Vin's suspicious nature gets the better of her. She experimentally "tugs" on one of the blue lines, and yips and ducks as a loose nail shoots at her chest. Kelsier simply muses "I should have expected you to do that," then proceeds to explain Ironpulling and Steelpushing to her. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Still takes her a bit to figure it out, though.]]



* 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 as it is a CallBack to their first encounter.

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* MomentKiller: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments 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 SugarWiki/{{Funny|Moments}} and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} as it is a CallBack to their first encounter.



* PatrickStewartSpeech: Vin gets one of these near the end of ''Hero of Ages'', combined with a ShutUpHannibal directed at Ruin. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome It was awesome]].

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* PatrickStewartSpeech: Vin gets one of these near the end of ''Hero of Ages'', combined with a ShutUpHannibal directed at Ruin. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome It was awesome]].

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