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“Got anything to eat?”
- Lift

This page contains unmarked spoilers for both Worm and The Stormlight Archive. Proceed with caution.

Official summary: When an expedition through Shadesmar goes awry, Lift finds herself stuck on earth (sic). Fortunately, between the capes, the crime, and the local cuisine, she finds more than enough to keep her occupied.

Set shortly after the events of Oathbringer, this crossover by Slavok features everybody's favourite Edgedancer being lost in Brockton Bay. Stolen dinners and shenanigans soon follow.


Can be found on Spacebattles.

This work contains the following tropes:

  • Ambiguously Brown: Since Lift ethnicity (Reshi) has no Earth-equivalent, people generally peg her as "maybe vaguely Hispanic".
  • The Artful Dodger: Lift, being a homeless child thief.
  • Back from the Dead: Grue, courtesy of Lift.
  • Batman Cold Open: The very first chapter starts with Lift in PRT interrogation room. She tried to burgle their rec-room fridge.
  • Beneath the Mask: There are hints of something dark in Lift's past, connected to her tendency to keep running away and desire to never change. Of course, a well-adjusted person doesn't become a Knight Radiant.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Lift is a pre-teen girl with attention span of a squirrel and rather wacky view on the world. She is also a Knight Radiant, a veteran of the Battle of Thaylen Field, was able to succesfully break in and out of the Protectorate HQ and knocked out Shadow Stalker when the teen was distracted with mauling Grue.
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  • Big Eater: Justified with Lift since she converts food into Light.
  • Canon Welding: Wormverse and Cosmere mesh together suprisingly well, though the author isn't sure how far they will take it.
  • Cardboard Prison: Justified. Miss Militia notes that the PRT specifically puts less dangerous villains in prisons that they can easily escape from, because this way the heroes have something safe-ish to train on.
  • Casual Danger Dialog: Lift does it, though mostly unintentionally. But it does tend to confuse people.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Lift, duh. Her worldview is rather wacky.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Landers Minder: Poor Wyndle is stuck managing Lift.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • During her interrogation Lift is reminded of the time Herald Nale chased her across a continent to kill her.
    • Also, she spend her time in the city breaking into pastry shops to eat the food.
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    • Cognitive Realm can be used for interplanetary travel, while Ashyn and Roshar share a solar system.
    • In the Chapter 2, Lift is reminded about Everstorm and the Battle of Thaylen Field.
    • Lift making cracks about tax collectors.
  • Dimensional Traveler: Lift ends up on Earth Bet after a trip through Shadesmare went wrong.
  • Eye Scream: Shadow Stalker nails Lift with a crossbow bolt through an eye (and the brain). Not that Lift cares.
  • Healing Factor: Lift as is normal for a Knight Radiant.
  • Healing Hands: Lift as per canon. She resurrects Grue when Shadow Stalker murders him.
  • Human Alien: Lift as a Roshar native and on Earth Bet by accident. Justified, since most of humanity either originated on Yolen or was remade by Shards of Adonalsium on their respective worlds.
  • I Owe You My Life: Grue to Lift since she resurrected him and dealt with Shadow Stalker.
  • Invisible to Normals: Wyndle due to being a cognitive entity.
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: Lift, for a given value of a hero.
  • Laughing Mad: Shadow Stalker laughs maniacally while stabbing Grue's corpse. She's so distracted that Lift sneaks up on her and knocks her out.
  • Leave No Witnesses: Shadow Stalker's self-justification for shooting Lift in the second Chapter.
  • Mythology Gag: A Knight Radiant gets a crossbow bolt to a head and reacts with annoyance. Only this time it's Lift, not Veil.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Miss Militia's shard is named Cain.
  • The Nicknamer: Lift gives nicknames to people if she can't be bothered to remember their names, such as calling Grue "Skullface".
  • No-Sell: Con-foam cannot hold Lift since the girl just makes herself Slick with Light.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Shadow Stalker compares fighting Lift to something out of Bags Bunny.
    • Lift's speech is briefly slurred into something resembling the language from Call of Cthulhu due to suffering from brain damage.
  • Skewed Priorities: Lift cares about food and her personal freedom, in that order. Everything else is secondary at best.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Lift is constantly underestimated, partly because she's a kid and partly because she's barely uses her full powers.
    Armsmaster: Not the most impressive powerset.
  • Wisdom from the Gutter: For a street urchin, Lift can be suprisingly deep and philosophical. For about 5 seconds.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Shadow Stalker first tries to beat up Lift for stealing from her, and then kill her because she witnessed Grue's murder.
  • Wrong Context Magic: Lift and her Surgebinding is this to Earth Bet, being much more versatile than majority of parahuman powers and without as many drawbacks.


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