Does the intent/personality of the Shard affect the personalities of the humans they create?
and got an answer that supports my theory.
"It has some very small effect."
Small effect is better than no effect at least.
Hi. This is my first actual theory (not a question!) that I am putting in the General Theories board.
I came across this idea while thinking on Breath from Warbreaker and something Chaos said. (of course.)
We all know the tale:
Way Pre-Adonalsium shattering, there was a planet filled with humans created by...Adonalsium.
And all was good, but then Something Happened and there was no more Adonalsium.
set up for my theory:
Now each shard remembered what a human was, and the ones who wanted too, (i.e. not Odium) tried to re-make humans. However, the shards lacked the full power of Adonalsium and couldn't make humans the same way. So each shard that was trying to make humans made them the only way they could, but because each shard was different, we got many types of humans.
- The shards could only make humans intelligent while following their principle of intent.
- Shards do not need to sacrifice pieces of themselves to make animals
- intelligence requires pieces of a shard in a Shardic Human.
- That piece of shard is still subject to what the Shard is.
- The nature of this piece is different for each shard.
- This piece of Shard is what caused sentience, but is not the source of sentience.
- For Scadrialese (Mistborn), it is the "Spark of Preservation". It determines how close that person is to Preservation and thus Snapping. Snapping being a way for the person to preserve their life. "A person can only snap if they see death and reject it." Allomancy, the power of preservation as interpreted by the spiritual and cognitive DNA of Scadrialese, is about preserving your own power.
- For Nalthisian (Warbreaker) Breath is a by-product of the initial catalyst used by Endowment, but it still must follow the Shards intent. It is Endowed upon others and used to awaken objects. Awakening is a form of sentience, but because it is created from Breath instead of a Shard directly it is temporary.
- The Shard on Roshar is Honor, so honor is an intrinsic piece of Rosharin intelligence.
On a slight tangent: If Odium were to make a human race, according to this theory, those humans would be defined by their hate. maybe?
Well? Do any of you who have a greater understanding of the inner workings of the Cosmere have anything to say?
See also, Chaos' The principle of intent
Edited by Emeralis00, 26 September 2012 - 06:27 PM.