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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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See also ''Literature/{{Elantris}}'', ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'' and ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' for more books by Creator/BrandonSanderson taking place in TheVerse known as LIterature/TheCosmere.

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See also ''Literature/{{Elantris}}'', ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'' and ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' for more books by Creator/BrandonSanderson taking place in TheVerse known as LIterature/TheCosmere.
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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.

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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," "Gnats", since their power is utterly useless.



*** The Ascendant Warrior -- Vin
*** The Survivor -- Kelsier
*** Harmony -- Sazed
*** The Lord Mistborn -- Spook
*** Counsellor of Gods -- Breeze
*** Ironeyes -- Marsh
*** The Last Emperor -- Elend
*** The Sliver -- The Lord Ruler (a reference to his self-appointed title, the "Sliver of Infinity")
*** [[spoiler:Sovereign -- Kelsier.]]

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*** The Ascendant Warrior -- Vin
*** The Survivor -- Kelsier
*** Harmony -- Sazed
*** The Lord Mistborn -- Spook
*** Counsellor of Gods -- Breeze
*** Ironeyes -- Marsh
*** The Last Emperor -- Elend
*** The Sliver -- The Lord Ruler (a reference to his self-appointed title, the "Sliver of Infinity")
*** [[spoiler:Sovereign -- Kelsier.]]



** 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.
** Ranette calls her anti-Allomancer bullets "Hazekillers," after the term for soliders in the Final Empire who were specially trained to fight Allomancers.
** There are stuffed toys showing [=TenSoon=] in his wolfhound form, called "Soonie cubs".[[spoiler: [=TenSoon=] does not approve]]
** A more meta example, referencing [[TheVerse the Cosmere]] itself, comes toward the end when [[spoiler: Miles is being executed]]: his FamousLastWords sound almost exactly like one of the pre-death quotes being recorded in ''[[Literature/TheStormlightArchive The Way Of Kings]].''

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** The "Faceless Immortals" are actually kandra. According to Creator/BrandonSanderson, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the woman on the train who gave Wax his earring]] and [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Constable-general Brettin seen at the end of the book]] are both kandra, with the latter being one from the first series.
** Ranette calls her anti-Allomancer bullets "Hazekillers," "Hazekillers", after the term for soliders in the Final Empire who were specially trained to fight Allomancers.
** There are stuffed toys showing [=TenSoon=] in his wolfhound form, called "Soonie cubs".[[spoiler: [=TenSoon=] [[spoiler:[=TenSoon=] does not approve]]
approve.]]
** A more meta example, referencing [[TheVerse the Cosmere]] itself, comes toward the end when [[spoiler: Miles [[spoiler:Miles is being executed]]: his FamousLastWords sound almost exactly like one of the pre-death quotes being recorded in ''[[Literature/TheStormlightArchive The Way Of Kings]].''''Literature/TheWayOfKings''.



* DoesntLikeGuns: Wayne is an extreme case - his hand starts to shake even when he is just drawing a stick figure holding a stick gun. Not to mention holding a true bullet. Of course, it's all in his BackStory.

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* DoesntLikeGuns: Wayne is an extreme case - his hand starts to shake even when he is just drawing a stick figure holding a stick gun. Not to mention holding a true bullet. Of course, it's all in his BackStory.{{backstory}}.



** 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...
* FutureImperfect: The events of ''MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'' have long since faded to legend. Of note: In ''TheBandsOfMourning'' a "classical" piece of stained glass depicts Vin's climactic duel against the army of Inquisitors in ''Hero Of Ages'' - only the Inquisitors are depicted as ravens, instead of humans with spikes in their eyes.
* 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.
* 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.

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** TheSmartGuy / TheChick: 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 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...
* FutureImperfect: The events of ''MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'' ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'' have long since faded to legend. Of note: In ''TheBandsOfMourning'' ''Literature/TheBandsOfMourning'', a "classical" piece of stained glass depicts Vin's climactic duel against the army of Inquisitors in ''Hero Of Ages'' - only the Inquisitors are depicted as ravens, instead of humans with spikes in their eyes.
eyes.
* GameBreaker: [[invoked]] [[spoiler: Miles]] [[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.
* 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.



** Wayne is able to rapidly heal from injuries as long as he has "health" stored in his gold metalminds (metal used for storing Feruchemy). Since the exchange is one-to-one, the net effect is still equivalent to normal healing -- each "unit" of health stored that can be tapped to speed up healing required him to worsen his health by an equivalent amount at some point in the past. Attempting to store up health and then using it to heal up while injured just means that the periods of lowered health will cancel out the periods of heightened health. Granted, as seen in the previous series the "lowered health" generally amounts to a while with a bad cold, while the "heightened health" can mean near-instant healing of heavy injuries, so it's still very useful.
** [[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.
* HenpeckedHusband: At first it looks like Wax is doomed to become one of these; his fiancee Steris at first appears to be a joyless, humorless matron who hands him a fifty-page prenuptial agreement. Averted, however, in that it later becomes apparent [[spoiler: that Steris is just socially awkward and a meticulous planner, who fully intends to respect Wax's privacy and personal freedom. He agrees to marry her after all, probably in part so she can manage his business empire while he chases down criminals.]]

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** Wayne is able to rapidly heal from injuries as long as he has "health" stored in his gold metalminds (metal used for storing Feruchemy). Since the exchange is one-to-one, the net effect is still equivalent to normal healing -- each "unit" of health stored that can be tapped to speed up healing required him to worsen his health by an equivalent amount at some point in the past. Attempting to store up health and then using it to heal up while injured just means that the periods of lowered health will cancel out the periods of heightened health. Granted, as seen in the previous series the "lowered health" generally amounts to a while with a bad cold, while the "heightened health" can mean near-instant healing of heavy injuries, so it's still very useful.
** [[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.
* HenpeckedHusband: At first it looks like Wax is doomed to become one of these; his fiancee Steris at first appears to be a joyless, humorless matron who hands him a fifty-page prenuptial agreement. Averted, however, in that it later becomes apparent [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that Steris is just socially awkward and a meticulous planner, who fully intends to respect Wax's privacy and personal freedom. He agrees to marry her after all, probably in part so she can manage his business empire while he chases down criminals.]]



** Wayne in general. In addition to his general attitude, he's constantly "trading" for things. [[InsistentTerminology Not stealing, ''trading.'']] He might "trade" a nice scarf or hat for an aluminum gun or bullet (aluminum being about as rare and valuable as gold), then "trade" that aluminum bullet for a cheap dime novel. Of course, very few people know Wayne has "traded" something with them until they find their possession missing and something else in its place. But it's still not stealing.

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** Wayne in general. In addition to his general attitude, he's constantly "trading" for things. [[InsistentTerminology Not stealing, ''trading.'']] stealing]], ''trading''. He might "trade" a nice scarf or hat for an aluminum gun or bullet (aluminum being about as rare and valuable as gold), then "trade" that aluminum bullet for a cheap dime novel. Of course, very few people know Wayne has "traded" something with them until they find their possession missing and something else in its place. But it's still not stealing.



* MadScientist: Although Ranette is more a Mad Engineer, she does live like a hermit, and has an obsession of building better guns and ammunition.
* MasterOfDisguise: Wayne. A new hat and a new accent (and sometimes some other accessories, like a pair of glasses) seem to be enough to make him into someone different - a student at university or a poor worker from slums.

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* MadScientist: Although Ranette is more a Mad Engineer, she does live like a hermit, and has an obsession of with building better guns and ammunition.
* MasterOfDisguise: Wayne. A new hat and a new accent (and sometimes some other accessories, like a pair of glasses) seem to be enough to make him into someone different - a student at university or a poor worker from slums.



* MundaneUtility: Allomancer have gone from being carefully hoarded secret weapons in feuds between the Final Empire's noble houses to being something you can advertise for in the newspaper. For example, Coinshot couriers flying over the rooftops are a common sight in Elendel, and there are special parlours you can go to when you want a Soother to take away your negative emotions for a while. Other powers are less widely useful, but Marasi has been known to use her Allomantic ability to speed up time to fast-forward between the moment she sits down at the theater and the moment the play starts.

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* MundaneUtility: Allomancer Allomancers have gone from being carefully hoarded secret weapons in feuds between the Final Empire's noble houses to being something you can advertise for in the newspaper. For example, Coinshot couriers flying over the rooftops are a common sight in Elendel, and there are special parlours you can go to when you want a Soother to take away your negative emotions for a while. Other powers are less widely useful, but Marasi has been known to use her Allomantic ability to speed up time to fast-forward between the moment she sits down at the theater and the moment the play starts.



* NeglectfulPrecursors: The heroes who survived the first trilogy became this despite their best efforts. Their attempts to create a better society were stifled by their [[CitySlicker disinterest in and ignorance of the countryside]], meaning that they ended up with a [[ShiningCity really great capital city]] surrounded by neglected, under-utilized and increasingly resentful outlying regions, a situation that is coming to a head in Wax's time. Also, [[spoiler: Kelsier left an ArtifactOfDoom lying around for mysterious reasons of his own.]]
* NobilityMarriesMoney: The protagonist Wax who is the current Lord of an old but currently broke house, arranges a marriage contract with a woman from a young and well off house.

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* NeglectfulPrecursors: The heroes who survived the first trilogy became this despite their best efforts. Their attempts to create a better society were stifled by their [[CitySlicker disinterest in and ignorance of the countryside]], meaning that they ended up with a [[ShiningCity really great capital city]] surrounded by neglected, under-utilized and increasingly resentful outlying regions, a situation that is coming to a head in Wax's time. Also, [[spoiler: Kelsier [[spoiler:Kelsier left an ArtifactOfDoom lying around for mysterious reasons of his own.]]
* NobilityMarriesMoney: The protagonist Wax Wax, who is the current Lord of an old but currently broke house, arranges a marriage contract with a woman from a young and well off house.



* PowerTrio: Wax, Wayne, and [[spoiler: Marasi]] by the books end seem to be something like this.

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* PowerTrio: Wax, Wayne, and [[spoiler: Marasi]] [[spoiler:Marasi]], by the books end first book's end, seem to be something like this.



* RescueRomance: Discussed. [[spoiler:Steris points out that she and Wax can accelerate the timeline for their wedding and avoid the normal scandal in high society specifically because everyone will assume this trope is in effect. It's also implied that it really is, at least a little. She seems aroused when Wax rescues her]].

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Discussed. [[spoiler:Steris points out that she and Wax can accelerate the timeline for their wedding and avoid the normal scandal in high society specifically because everyone will assume this trope is in effect. It's also implied that it really is, at least a little. She seems aroused when Wax rescues her]].her.]]



** Compare the heroes and villains of ''The Final Empire'' and ''The Alloy of Law.'' The original features a heroine with 10 Allomantic abilities who rates just shy of a FlyingBrick versus a villain with all the same abilities, 8 feruchemical powers, and some unheard-of melds between his allomantic and feruchemical powers. The sequel features a hero with just one allomantic and feruchemical power each and no melds versus a villain who has two very weak powers that combine into a single powerful meld.
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** Compare the heroes and villains of ''The Final Empire'' and ''The Alloy of Law.'' Law''. The original features a heroine with 10 Allomantic abilities who rates just shy of a FlyingBrick versus a villain with all the same abilities, 8 feruchemical powers, and some unheard-of melds between his allomantic and feruchemical powers. The sequel features a hero with just one allomantic and feruchemical power each and no melds versus a villain who has two very weak powers that combine into a single powerful meld.
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** The newly married couple Joshin and M''chelle is a ShoutOut to fans Josh and M'chelle who are admins on Brandon's biggest fansite.

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** The newly married couple Joshin and M''chelle M'chelle is a ShoutOut to fans Josh and M'chelle who are admins on Brandon's biggest fansite.



* SpiritAdvisor: [[spoiler: Harmony/Sazed talks to Wax at a couple points.]]
* StealTheSurroundings: [[spoiler:How the heists are performed in ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw''. Miles used a crane to steal loaded train cars right off the tracks and replace them with emptied.]]

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* SpiritAdvisor: [[spoiler: Harmony/Sazed [[spoiler:Harmony/Sazed talks to Wax at a couple points.]]
* StealTheSurroundings: [[spoiler:How the heists are performed in ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw''. Miles used a crane to steal loaded train cars right off the tracks and replace them with emptied.empties.]]



* 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]].Savant.]]



* 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.
* TooAwesomeToUse: When Wax has a store of rounds designed for use against specific types of Allomancers, he finds he's reluctant to use them except for their intended purpose, even when it means shooting a lot less often than he should be.

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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]]) [[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.
* TooAwesomeToUse: TooAwesomeToUse:
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When Wax has a store of rounds designed for use against specific types of Allomancers, he finds he's reluctant to use them except for their intended purpose, even when it means shooting a lot less often than he should be.



* UnusualEuphemism: Rust and Ruin! Might also be considered a form of OhMyGods, since Ruin actually ''is'' a (mostly dead) god in-universe (rust isn't divine at all, but makes sense as a curse considering the importance of metal).

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* TheLightfooted: Wax uses his Feruchemy to make himself lighter, generally going around at 75% of his normal weight, as he finds it gives him an edge in combat.


* BlessedWithSuck: Cadmium Mistings have the ability to slow down time around themselves, making time outside a small bubble strong themselves pass very quickly. If they leave the bubble, its effect ends. The ability has such narrow application that Marasi prefers for people to think she isn't an Allomancer, rather than know she's a Cadmium Misting.
** Aluminum and it's 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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* BlessedWithSuck: Cadmium Mistings have the ability to slow down time around themselves, making time outside a small bubble strong around themselves pass very quickly. If they leave the bubble, its effect ends. The ability has such narrow application that Marasi [[spoiler: Marasi]] prefers for people to think she isn't an Allomancer, rather than know she's a Cadmium Misting.
** Aluminum and it's 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,' "Gnats," since their power is utterly useless.


* 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 alluminum in a wound prevents healing by a bloodmaker, though this isn't widely known.

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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 alluminum aluminum in a wound prevents healing by a bloodmaker, though this isn't widely known.known.
* BlessedWithSuck: Cadmium Mistings have the ability to slow down time around themselves, making time outside a small bubble strong themselves pass very quickly. If they leave the bubble, its effect ends. The ability has such narrow application that Marasi prefers for people to think she isn't an Allomancer, rather than know she's a Cadmium Misting.
** Aluminum and it's 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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* SequelEscalation: Inverted. This trilogy focuses on the stability of civilization, in contrast to the previous trilogy threatening to literally destroy the entire planet.
** Compare the heroes and villains of ''The Final Empire'' and ''The Alloy of Law.'' The original features a heroine with 10 Allomantic abilities who rates just shy of a FlyingBrick versus a villain with all the same abilities, 8 feruchemical powers, and some unheard-of melds between his allomantic and feruchemical powers. The sequel features a hero with just one allomantic and feruchemical power each and no melds versus a villain who has two very weak powers that combine into a single powerful meld.


* MedievalStasis: The whole point of the Mistborn franchise is to avert this trope. With each subsequent series being set in a later time period than the last.

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* MedievalStasis: The whole point of the Mistborn franchise is to avert this trope. With trope, with each subsequent series being set in a later time period than the last.last, with more advanced science and technology.



* NeglectfulPrecursors: The heroes who survived the first trilogy became this despite their best efforts. Their attempts to create a better society were stifled by their [[CitySlicker disinterest in and ignorance of the countryside]], meaning that they ended up with a [[ShiningCity really great capital city]] surrounded by neglected, underutilised and increasingly resentful outlying regions, a situation that is coming to a head in Wax's time. Also, [[spoiler: Kelsier left an ArtifactOfDoom lying around for mysterious reasons of his own.]]

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* NeglectfulPrecursors: The heroes who survived the first trilogy became this despite their best efforts. Their attempts to create a better society were stifled by their [[CitySlicker disinterest in and ignorance of the countryside]], meaning that they ended up with a [[ShiningCity really great capital city]] surrounded by neglected, underutilised under-utilized and increasingly resentful outlying regions, a situation that is coming to a head in Wax's time. Also, [[spoiler: Kelsier left an ArtifactOfDoom lying around for mysterious reasons of his own.]]



** In the story, female characters like Marasi in the first book and Steris in the sequels get CharacterDevelopment, personal plot arcs and some opportunities to do cool stuff, but Wax and Wayne still get the majority of the narrative attention (and have the most badass powers and abilities). The addition of [=MeLaan=] in the second book pushes things closer to perfect balance, since she's got both impressive magical powers and great fighting skills, but she also gets even less characterisation than Steris and Marasi.
** 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 schizofrenic 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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** In the story, female characters like Marasi in the first book and Steris in the sequels get CharacterDevelopment, personal plot arcs and some opportunities to do cool stuff, but Wax and Wayne still get the majority of the narrative attention (and have the most badass powers and abilities). The addition of [=MeLaan=] in the second book pushes things closer to perfect balance, since she's got both impressive magical powers and great fighting skills, but she also gets even less characterisation characterization than Steris and Marasi.
** 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 schizofrenic 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.


%%* MasterOfDisguise: Wayne.

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%%* * MasterOfDisguise: Wayne.Wayne. A new hat and a new accent (and sometimes some other accessories, like a pair of glasses) seem to be enough to make him into someone different - a student at university or a poor worker from slums.



* NeglectfulPrecursors: The heroes who survived the first trilogy became this despite their best efforts. Their attempts to create a better society was stifled by their [[CitySlicker disinterest in and ignorance of the countryside]], meaning that they ended up with a [[ShiningCity really great capital city]] surrounded by neglected, underutilised and increasingly resentful outlying regions, a situation that is coming to a head in Wax's time. Also, [[spoiler: Kelsier left an ArtifactOfDoom lying around for mysterious reasons of his own.]]

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* NeglectfulPrecursors: The heroes who survived the first trilogy became this despite their best efforts. Their attempts to create a better society was were stifled by their [[CitySlicker disinterest in and ignorance of the countryside]], meaning that they ended up with a [[ShiningCity really great capital city]] surrounded by neglected, underutilised and increasingly resentful outlying regions, a situation that is coming to a head in Wax's time. Also, [[spoiler: Kelsier left an ArtifactOfDoom lying around for mysterious reasons of his own.]]

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* NeglectfulPrecursors: The heroes who survived the first trilogy became this despite their best efforts. Their attempts to create a better society was stifled by their [[CitySlicker disinterest in and ignorance of the countryside]], meaning that they ended up with a [[ShiningCity really great capital city]] surrounded by neglected, underutilised and increasingly resentful outlying regions, a situation that is coming to a head in Wax's time. Also, [[spoiler: Kelsier left an ArtifactOfDoom lying around for mysterious reasons of his own.]]


* FiveManBand: One of these begin to form in the second book, as [=MeLaan=] joins the group and Steris starts becomes more involved in the story after having been a DamselInDistress in the first one.

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* FiveManBand: One of these begin to form in the second book, as [=MeLaan=] joins the group and Steris starts becomes to become more involved in the story after having been a DamselInDistress in the first one.

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* MundaneUtility: Allomancer have gone from being carefully hoarded secret weapons in feuds between the Final Empire's noble houses to being something you can advertise for in the newspaper. For example, Coinshot couriers flying over the rooftops are a common sight in Elendel, and there are special parlours you can go to when you want a Soother to take away your negative emotions for a while. Other powers are less widely useful, but Marasi has been known to use her Allomantic ability to speed up time to fast-forward between the moment she sits down at the theater and the moment the play starts.

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* FiveManBand: One of these begin to form in the second book, as [=MeLaan=] joins the group and Steris starts becomes more involved in the story after having been a DamselInDistress in the first one.
** TheHero: Wax, legendary lawman and [[TheChosenOne chosen champion of Harmony.]]
** 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.
** 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.


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* KnightKnaveAndSquire: KnightInSourArmor Wax, [[TheTrickster Trickster]] Wayne and NaiveNewcomer Marasi form one of these in the first book.


* SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality: Roughly fits into "Men Are More Equal," both in general presentation and in the society depicted.
** In the story, female characters like Marasi in the first book and [=MeLaan=] and Steris in the second get CharacterDevelopment, personal plot arcs and opportunities to do cool stuff, but Wax and Wayne still gets the majority of the spotlight (and have the most badass powers and abilities).

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* SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality: Roughly fits Fits firmly into "Men Are More Equal," both in general presentation and Equal" in the society depicted.
depicted, while being somewhere in between that and "Almost Perfect Equality" story-wise.
** In the story, female characters like Marasi in the first book and [=MeLaan=] and Steris in the second sequels get CharacterDevelopment, personal plot arcs and some opportunities to do cool stuff, but Wax and Wayne still gets get the majority of the spotlight narrative attention (and have the most badass powers and abilities).abilities). The addition of [=MeLaan=] in the second book pushes things closer to perfect balance, since she's got both impressive magical powers and great fighting skills, but she also gets even less characterisation than Steris and Marasi.

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