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Originally conceived while Sanderson was taking a break from working on the last volumes of ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' as a writing exercise, the story quickly grew beyond its planned scope, and was deemed suitable for publishing as a fully-fledged novel. Brandon Sanderson plans to write four books in this series before the release of the second ''Mistborn'' trilogy (planned to be set in a modern day universe with an Allomantic SWAT Team). There are currently 3 officially named books:

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Originally conceived while Sanderson was taking a break from working on the last volumes of ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' as a writing exercise, the story quickly grew beyond its planned scope, and was deemed suitable for publishing as a fully-fledged novel. Brandon Sanderson plans to write four books in this series before the release of the second ''Mistborn'' trilogy (planned to be set in a modern day universe 1980s-analogous period with an Allomantic SWAT Team).a female Nicroburst computer-programmer protagonist). There are currently 3 officially named books:



# ''The Lost Metal'' (Tentative title)

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# ''The Lost Metal'' (Tentative title)
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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Quite literally in this case. At the end of each chapter a clipping of the local newspaper is usually included, and sometimes that includes segments of presumably fictional stories printed in the paper. We get snippets from two stories in particular, one about some sort of detective and [[SuperSenses tineye]] who has little respect for Wax, and another about a [[AntiMagic leacher]] trained in an exotic martial art designed to help them get close enough to other allomancers to leach their powers who is following clues left by their father to find some mysterous fortune. Both teasers sound like interesting stories in their own right.

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* OffscreenVillainDarkMatter: The Set are a subversion. Wax thinks that he's chasing shadows when his investigation into the Set only turns up decoy gangs and crimes, but even decoy criminals have to come from somewhere. By ''Bands of Mourning'', the Set is running out of pawns and schemes due to the crew arresting or killing their current members, or by scaring potential recruits.

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* {{Irony}}: Kelsier and Marsh were deified as the Survivor and Ironeyes (a GrimReaper-esque figure) respectively. Not only are they brothers, Kelsier died and Marsh is still alive.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: While it sounds fantastical, there actually is an alloy of Cadmium that's sometimes called "bendalloy." It's more commonly known in the real world as "Wood's metal," named after its discoverer, who would ''not'' be who discovered in on Scadriel.

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* SuperpowerLottery: Both Wax and Wayne won it. Not only are they both the incredibly rare Twinborn, both of their Allomantic and Feruchemical powers have amazing synergy.


* AntiMagic: Aluminum (and some alloys thereof) is allomantically inert, and can't be Pushed or Pulled allomantically like other metals. In addition, wearing an [[TinfoilHat aluminum foil hat]] (or just one lined with aluminum) protects against emotional Allomancy and WordOfGod is that aluminum in a wound prevents healing by a bloodmaker, though this isn't widely known.
* BlessedWithSuck: Cadmium Mistings have the ability to slow down time around themselves, making time outside a small bubble around themselves pass very quickly. If they leave the bubble, its effect ends. The ability has such narrow application that [[spoiler: Marasi]] prefers for people to think she isn't an Allomancer, rather than know she's a Cadmium Misting.
** Aluminum and its alloy have no effect on their own, serving only to influence other metal reserves--meaning only Mistborn can actually use them. Mistings of these metals are referred to as "Gnats", since their power is utterly useless. At least so far as is known, and on Scadrial.

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* AntiMagic: Aluminum (and some alloys thereof) is allomantically inert, and can't be Pushed or Pulled allomantically like other metals. In addition, wearing an [[TinfoilHat aluminum foil hat]] (or just one lined with aluminum) protects against emotional Allomancy and WordOfGod is that aluminum in a wound prevents healing by a bloodmaker, though this isn't widely known.
known and doesn't seem like it would be all that useful regardless.
* BlessedWithSuck: Cadmium Mistings have the ability to slow down time around themselves, making time outside a small bubble around themselves pass very quickly. If they leave the bubble, its effect ends. The ability has such narrow application that [[spoiler: Marasi]] prefers for people to think she isn't an Allomancer, rather than know she's a Cadmium Misting.
Misting, although she comes up with a number of ways to take advantage of it during the series.
** Aluminum and its alloy Duralumin have no effect on their own, serving only to influence other metal reserves--meaning only Mistborn can actually use them. Mistings of these metals are referred to as "Gnats", since their power is utterly useless. At least so useless as far as is known, and on Scadrial.everyone knows.



** Wax's last name, Ladrian, ties him directly to Breeze (Ladrian was [[OnlyKnownByHisNickname Breeze's real name]]). In ''Literature/ShadowsOfSelf'' he even mentions he's a distant descendant of Edgard Ladrian (Breeze) and Allriane.
** The following map features are named after characters from the original series: Elendel, Rashekin, Doxonar, Vindiel, Alendel, Sea of Yomend, Hammondar Bay, Demoux Promenade, Tindwyl Promenade.
** Certain characters from the original trilogy are referenced as quasi-religious figures:

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** Wax's last name, Ladrian, ties him directly to Breeze (Ladrian was [[OnlyKnownByHisNickname Breeze's real last name]]). In ''Literature/ShadowsOfSelf'' he even mentions he's a distant descendant of Edgard Ladrian (Breeze) and Allriane.
** The following Numerous map features are named after characters from the original series: Elendel, Rashekin, Doxonar, Vindiel, Alendel, Sea of Yomend, Hammondar Bay, Demoux Promenade, Tindwyl Promenade.
** Certain characters from the original trilogy are referenced as quasi-religious legendary or even religious figures:



*** Through various means a couple are still around throughout the series. Harmony is obviously still around, although largely hands-off as far as interaction goes. [[spoiler: Marsh actually survived through use of Atium Feruchemy]], and [[spoiler: Kelsier managed to come back from being dead, although specifics are not totally clear yet. See ''Literature/MistbornSecretHistory'' for more details.]]

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*** Through various means a couple are still around throughout the series. Harmony is obviously still around, although largely hands-off limited as far as direct interaction goes. [[spoiler: Marsh actually survived through use of Atium Feruchemy]], and [[spoiler: Kelsier managed to come back from being dead, although specifics of how are not totally clear yet. See ''Literature/MistbornSecretHistory'' for more details.]]



* DepletedPhlebotinumShells: Ranette, the gunsmith who makes all sorts of specialized ammo, specifically made some for killing various types of Allomancers.

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* DepletedPhlebotinumShells: Ranette, the gunsmith who gunsmith, makes all sorts of specialized ammo, specifically made some for killing various types of Allomancers.Allomancers. These aren't actually magic, however, and are more like trick ammunition made to overcome specific difficulties of fighting each type of allomancer, such as bullets with ceramic components that iron/steel Mistings can't pull/push or higher caliber rounds for pewter Mistings.



** TheSmartGuy[=/=]TheChick: Marasi and Steris share these two roles between them, as both are traditionally feminine to some extent, are less experienced, confident and physically powerful than the other three, and try to make up for a relative lack of combat skills [[note]]- Marasi can hold her own in a fight, but she's nothing special; Steris never learned to fight at all -[[/note]] through AwesomenessByAnalysis and being CrazyPrepared, respectively.
* FunctionalMagic: Same magic system from [[Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy the original trilogy]], though Feruchemy has been broken up into one power per person, and Twinborn are people with one Allomantic and one Feruchemic power. Notable in that Twinborn are repeatedly said to be extremely rare, while Wax and Wayne are both Twinborn...

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** TheSmartGuy[=/=]TheChick: Marasi and Steris share these two roles between them, as both are traditionally feminine to some extent, are less experienced, confident and physically powerful experienced in combat/physically dangerous than the other three, and try to make up for a relative lack of combat skills [[note]]- Marasi can hold her own in is a fight, good shot with a rifle, but she's nothing special; limited in actual combat experience; Steris never learned to fight at all and is the only one who isn't an Allomancer/Feruchemist or Kandra -[[/note]] through AwesomenessByAnalysis and being CrazyPrepared, respectively.
* FunctionalMagic: Same magic system from [[Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy the original trilogy]], though Feruchemy has been broken up into one power per person, and Twinborn are people with one Allomantic and one Feruchemic power. Notable in that Notably Twinborn are repeatedly said to be extremely rare, while but Wax and Wayne are both Twinborn...



* GameBreaker: [[invoked]] [[spoiler:Miles]] is a double-gold Twinborn, letting him get more health than he started with out of a metalmind. Although he still ages, he's functionally immortal. All the Compounders (Twinborn with matching metals) are overpowered, but a double-gold is a particularly dangerous variety. Notably, this is the trick the [[Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy Lord Ruler]] pulled back during the days of the Final Empire, burning Atiumminds (and presumably Goldminds) to release the youth (and health) stored within at a vastly increased rate.
* GenderBender: All kandra are this they can change from male to female bodies and the other way round rapidly, according to their needs and sometimes whims.
* TheGrimReaper: [[spoiler:Former Steel Inquisitor Marsh]] (now called "Ironeyes") is believed to be this by most people.

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* GameBreaker: [[invoked]] [[spoiler:Miles]] is a double-gold Twinborn, letting him get more health out than he started with out puts into a metalmind, giving him the ability to build up an essentially infinite pool of a metalmind. Although healing as long as he as enough gold. He still ages, he's ages but is otherwise functionally immortal. All the Compounders (Twinborn with matching metals) are almost always overpowered, but a double-gold is a particularly dangerous variety. although no others have actually appeared as of yet. Notably, this is the trick the [[Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy Lord Ruler]] pulled back during the days of the Final Empire, burning Atiumminds (and presumably Goldminds) to release the youth (and health) stored within at a vastly increased rate.
* GenderBender: All kandra are this they can change from male to female bodies and the other way round rapidly, according to their needs and sometimes whims.
whims. They seem to have a preferred gender at any given time, but it's possible they simply do this for the comfort and convenience of nearby Humans.
* TheGrimReaper: [[spoiler:Former Steel Inquisitor Marsh]] (now called "Ironeyes") is believed to be this by most people. Considering his appearance, it's not a huge surprise.



** [[spoiler:Miles]] is a twinborn whose Allomantic and Feruchemic metals are the same gold. This allows his powers to interact in a fashion called Compounding, where the energy stored in a metalmind can be accessed by Allomancy, and which releases considerably more Feruchemical energy when burned, allowing the Compounder to bypass the sum-zero limitation of normal Feruchemy, as long as there is a supply of the metal available for burning. In this case, it allows the regeneration of all but the most fatal wounds in seconds and renders the user functionally immortal. The only time an injury actually inconvenienced him was when Wax shot him in the eye, and his mask got stuck when it tried to heal.

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** [[spoiler:Miles]] is a twinborn whose Allomantic and Feruchemic metals are the same gold. This allows his powers to interact in a fashion called Compounding, where the energy stored in a metalmind can be accessed by Allomancy, and which releases considerably more Feruchemical energy when burned, allowing the Compounder to bypass the sum-zero limitation of normal Feruchemy, as long as there is a supply of the metal available for burning. In this case, it allows the regeneration of all but the most even would-be fatal wounds in seconds and renders the user functionally immortal.immortal as long as he has his metalminds touching him. The only time an injury actually inconvenienced him was when Wax shot him in the eye, and his mask got stuck when it tried to heal.



* SuperStrength: Pewterarms again, especially anyone who is a Pewter Savant. Anybody with koloss blood as well. [[OhCrap One of the bad guys is a koloss-blooded Pewter Savant.]]

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* SuperStrength: Pewterarms again, especially anyone who is a Pewter Savant. Anybody with koloss blood as well. [[OhCrap One of the bad guys is a koloss-blooded Pewter Savant.]]]] Of course guns makes raw strength a lot less valuable.



* TalkingIsAFreeAction: {{Justified}} by Wayne's time-bubbles, which speed up time in a small bubble. When the duo need a moment to plan during a big fight ([[VitriolicBestBuds or just snark at each other]]), they duck inside a bubble and hold long conversations.

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* TalkingIsAFreeAction: {{Justified}} by Wayne's time-bubbles, which speed up time in a small bubble. When the duo need a moment to plan during a big fight ([[VitriolicBestBuds or just snark at each other]]), they duck inside a bubble and hold long conversations.



* TerminallyDependentSociety: Somewhat. While society in Scadrial is capable of innovating on a technological path not entirely unlike that of Earth, it's shown (and outright admitted by [[spoiler:Harmony]]) that the job of remaking the world and creating the Elendel Basin may have been done a little too well, as innovation has happened slowly, and the Elendel Basin is such a perfectly fertile ecosystem and habitat that there's little incentive to leave.

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* TerminallyDependentSociety: Somewhat. While society in Scadrial is capable of innovating on a technological path not entirely unlike that of Earth, it's shown (and outright admitted by [[spoiler:Harmony]]) that the job of remaking the world and creating the Elendel Basin may have been done a little too well, as innovation has happened slowly, lagged behind considerably in several key areas, and the Elendel Basin is such a perfectly fertile ecosystem and habitat that there's little incentive to leave.



** Aluminium and duralumin Mistings are referred to as "Aluminum/Duralumin Gnats" due to their powers having no practical uses at all. Both their metals have no effect except on other metals that the user is burning; aluminum instantly depletes a Mistborn's reserves of all metals, and duralumin works as a "super-flare" for any other metals being burned at the time. Since there are no Mistborn anymore, these powers do nothing. However, according to Creator/BrandonSanderson, these powers don't do exactly what they're believed to do and [[ScienceMarchesOn Allomancy Marches On]]. It's possible that an application will be revealed at a later date.

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** Aluminium and duralumin Mistings are referred to as "Aluminum/Duralumin Gnats" due to their powers having no practical uses at all. Both their metals have no effect except on other metals that the user is burning; aluminum instantly depletes a Mistborn's reserves of all metals, and duralumin works as a "super-flare" for any other metals being burned at the time. Since there are no Mistborn anymore, these powers do nothing. However, according to Creator/BrandonSanderson, these powers don't do exactly what they're believed to do and [[ScienceMarchesOn Allomancy Marches On]]. It's possible that an application will be revealed at a later date. ''Literature/TheBandsOfMourning'' introduces [[spoiler: mini-allomantic grenades which can be charged and thrown to deploy powers at range. Neither Aluminium or duralumin were used with them, but it's easy to see how similar technology could increase their usefulness.]]


** Aluminum and its alloy have no effect on their own, serving only to influence other metal reserves--meaning only Mistborn can actually use them. Mistings of these metals are referred to as "Gnats", since their power is utterly useless. At least so far as is known, and on Scadriel.

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** Aluminum and its alloy have no effect on their own, serving only to influence other metal reserves--meaning only Mistborn can actually use them. Mistings of these metals are referred to as "Gnats", since their power is utterly useless. At least so far as is known, and on Scadriel.Scadrial.


** Aluminum and its alloy have no effect on their own, serving only to influence other metal reserves--meaning only Mistborn can actually use them. Mistings of these metals are referred to as "Gnats", since their power is utterly useless.

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** Aluminum and its alloy have no effect on their own, serving only to influence other metal reserves--meaning only Mistborn can actually use them. Mistings of these metals are referred to as "Gnats", since their power is utterly useless. At least so far as is known, and on Scadriel.


** The "Faceless Immortals" are actually kandra. According to Creator/BrandonSanderson, [[spoiler:the woman on the train who gave Wax his earring]] and [[spoiler:the Constable-general Brettin seen at the end of the book]] are both kandra, with the latter being one from the first series.

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** The "Faceless Immortals" are actually kandra. According to Creator/BrandonSanderson, [[spoiler:the woman on the train who gave Wax his earring]] and [[spoiler:the Constable-general Brettin seen at the end of the book]] are both kandra, with the latter being one from the first series. The second book reveals that [[spoiler:[=MeLaan=] is the former, and implies [=TenSoon=] is the latter.]]



** There are no more full Mistborn, and Wax considers them at least half-mythical. Hemalurgy, the art of transferring Allomantic powers to other people by killing the donor with a metal spike and embedding it in the body of the recipient, is also forgotten according to the appendix.

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** There are no more full Mistborn, and Wax considers them at least half-mythical. Hemalurgy, the art of transferring Allomantic powers to other people by killing the donor with a metal spike and embedding it in the body of the recipient, is also forgotten according to the appendix.appendix, [[spoiler:although this is more due to Harmony supressing the information]].



** Subverted to a degree, in that Harmony made conditions so good in the Basin, they fear it has stagnated human development. Although things have progressed beyond the pre-industrial level of the original trilogy to a late-19th century level (with trains, firearms, and skyscrapers), it has taken 300 years to do so. Harmony thinks humanity should be at a early/mid-20th century level at least (radio and aviation), and has ignored some areas of development entirely, like agriculture.

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** Subverted Played straight to a degree, in that Harmony made conditions so good in the Basin, Basin while remaking the world at the end of the original trilogy, they fear it has stagnated human development. Although things have progressed beyond the pre-industrial pre-UsefulNotes/IndustrialRevolution level of the original trilogy to a late-19th century level [[TheWildWest Wild West]]/[[TheGildedAge Gilded Age]]-era (with trains, firearms, and skyscrapers), it has taken 300 years to do so. Harmony thinks humanity should be at a early/mid-20th century level at least (radio (having invented the radio a century ago and aviation), be well on the way to aviation and television), and has ignored some areas of development entirely, like agriculture.

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** Subverted to a degree, in that Harmony made conditions so good in the Basin, they fear it has stagnated human development. Although things have progressed beyond the pre-industrial level of the original trilogy to a late-19th century level (with trains, firearms, and skyscrapers), it has taken 300 years to do so. Harmony thinks humanity should be at a early/mid-20th century level at least (radio and aviation), and has ignored some areas of development entirely, like agriculture.

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* MemorialStatue: Elendel has one of Vin and Elend.


* ReplacementLoveInterest: [[spoiler:Both subverted and defied. Marasi is extremely similar to Lessie to the point where Wayne tries to play matchmaker with her and Wax, but her similarity to Lessie is the ''reason'' why Wax rejects her: He's no longer the same person he was at the beginning of the book.]]

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* ReplacementLoveInterest: ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler:Both subverted and defied. Marasi is extremely similar to Lessie to the point where Wayne tries to play matchmaker with her and Wax, but her similarity to Lessie is the ''reason'' why Wax rejects her: He's no longer the same person he was at the beginning of the book.]]

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*** Through various means a couple are still around throughout the series. Harmony is obviously still around, although largely hands-off as far as interaction goes. [[spoiler: Marsh actually survived through use of Atium Feruchemy]], and [[spoiler: Kelsier managed to come back from being dead, although specifics are not totally clear yet. See ''Literature/MistbornSecretHistory'' for more details.]]


''Wax and Wayne'' is a SequelSeries to [[Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy the first]] of the ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}'' trilogies by Creator/BrandonSanderson, set roughly 300 years after the events of ''Hero of Ages''. It features Waxillium Ladrian, a noble that became a lawman in the WildWest-esque Roughs returning to his home in the city of Elendel to try and settle down. His attempts at the quiet life are quickly foiled, however, by the return of his old friend Wayne, his own internal desire to do the right thing, and the appearance of a mysterious group of thieves called "The Vanishers". Now, Wax, Wayne and newcomer Marasi Colms must team up to solve crimes and save the city. However, the Vanishers are only just the beginning of a much deeper conspiracy...

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''Wax and Wayne'' is a SequelSeries to [[Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy the first]] of the ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}'' trilogies by Creator/BrandonSanderson, set roughly 300 years after the events of ''Hero of Ages''. It features Waxillium Ladrian, a noble that became a lawman in the WildWest-esque TheWildWest-esque Roughs returning to his home in the city of Elendel to try and settle down. His attempts at the quiet life are quickly foiled, however, by the return of his old friend Wayne, his own internal desire to do the right thing, and the appearance of a mysterious group of thieves called "The Vanishers". Now, Wax, Wayne and newcomer Marasi Colms must team up to solve crimes and save the city. However, the Vanishers are only just the beginning of a much deeper conspiracy...



* CattlePunk[=/=]WeirdWest: Given Creator/BrandonSanderson and his extensive use of MagicAIsMagicA, this series straddles the line between both. It's in a WildWest setting with use of magic, but said magic is highly tied into the development of new technologies such as DepletedPhlebotinumShells. Weapons reach to the advancement of dynamite, revolvers and bolt-action rifles, and transportation technology has advanced to the point of making TraintopBattle scenarios feasible, but one such battle includes someone grabbing dynamite and [[GoodThingYouCanHeal blowing it up in his own hand]].

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* CattlePunk[=/=]WeirdWest: Given Creator/BrandonSanderson and his extensive use of MagicAIsMagicA, this series straddles the line between both. It's in a WildWest TheWildWest setting with use of magic, but said magic is highly tied into the development of new technologies such as DepletedPhlebotinumShells. Weapons reach to the advancement of dynamite, revolvers and bolt-action rifles, and transportation technology has advanced to the point of making TraintopBattle scenarios feasible, but one such battle includes someone grabbing dynamite and [[GoodThingYouCanHeal blowing it up in his own hand]].



** TheLancer: Wayne, who's as cheerful and silly as Wax is straight-laced and somber, [[TheAtoner has a shameful past]] whereas Wax suffered from ChronicHeroSyndrome from an early age, and DoesNotLikeGuns while Wax is a master gunslinger.
** TheBigGuy: [=MeLaan=], HardDrinkingPartyGirl with [[TheLadette limited manners]] and supreme fighting prowess that is aided by her being NighInvulnerable.

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** TheLancer: Wayne, who's as cheerful and silly as Wax is straight-laced and somber, [[TheAtoner has a shameful past]] whereas Wax suffered from ChronicHeroSyndrome from an early age, and DoesNotLikeGuns DoesntLikeGuns while Wax is a master gunslinger.
** TheBigGuy: [=MeLaan=], HardDrinkingPartyGirl with [[TheLadette limited manners]] and supreme fighting prowess that is aided by her being NighInvulnerable.{{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le.



* GameBreaker: [[invoked]] [[spoiler:Miles]] is a double-gold Twinborn, letting him get more health than he started with out of a metalmind. Although he still ages, he's functionally immortal. All the Compounders (Twinborn with matching metals) are overpowered, but a double-gold is a particularly dangerous variety. Notably, this is the trick the [[MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy Lord Ruler]] pulled back during the days of the Final Empire, burning Atiumminds (and presumably Goldminds) to release the youth (and health) stored within at a vastly increased rate.

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* GameBreaker: [[invoked]] [[spoiler:Miles]] is a double-gold Twinborn, letting him get more health than he started with out of a metalmind. Although he still ages, he's functionally immortal. All the Compounders (Twinborn with matching metals) are overpowered, but a double-gold is a particularly dangerous variety. Notably, this is the trick the [[MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy [[Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy Lord Ruler]] pulled back during the days of the Final Empire, burning Atiumminds (and presumably Goldminds) to release the youth (and health) stored within at a vastly increased rate.



* GrimReaper: [[spoiler:Former Steel Inquisitor Marsh]] (now called "Ironeyes") is believed to be this by most people.

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* GrimReaper: TheGrimReaper: [[spoiler:Former Steel Inquisitor Marsh]] (now called "Ironeyes") is believed to be this by most people.



* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: Marasi angsts about this a little, what with [[ActionGirl Vin]] now being a role model for women, but being a Creator/BrandonSanderson novel it's never played straight and doesn't stop her from kicking ass on occasion.

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* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: RealWomenDontWearDresses: Marasi angsts about this a little, what with [[ActionGirl Vin]] now being a role model for women, but being a Creator/BrandonSanderson novel it's never played straight and doesn't stop her from kicking ass on occasion.



** InUniverse, women seem to have the same career opportunities as men do, including the ability to occupy high offices and are generally granted equal rights. However, culturally there is still some unease with them working in some fields (like law enforcements), and there is a slightly schizophrenic attitude whereby [[ActionGirl Vin]] is considered the ideal of empowered womanhood but at the same time feminine standards are heavily influenced by the ideas of [[TheChick Allrianne]] - in other words, professional women are expected to be [[{{Tomboy}} tomboys]] ''and'' [[GirlyGirl girly-girls]], ''at the same time''! Much of Marasi's character arc consists of trying to find her way between those conflicting expectations and figure out what ''she'' actually wants.

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** InUniverse, women seem to have the same career opportunities as men do, including the ability to occupy high offices and are generally granted equal rights. However, culturally there is still some unease with them working in some fields (like law enforcements), and there is a slightly schizophrenic attitude whereby [[ActionGirl Vin]] is considered the ideal of empowered womanhood but at the same time feminine standards are heavily influenced by the ideas of [[TheChick Allrianne]] - in other words, professional women are expected to be [[{{Tomboy}} tomboys]] {{tomboy}}s ''and'' [[GirlyGirl girly-girls]], ''at the same time''! Much of Marasi's character arc consists of trying to find her way between those conflicting expectations and figure out what ''she'' actually wants.

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