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EC11

Theory: The Evil (Threnody) is a Splinter of Ambition

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So bear with me on this one. but it seems to me that with the little we do know about The Evil from Shadows for Silence would suggest that it (if indeed it is an it) is a splinter of the power that was thrown off during Ambition's fight with Odium. Now this comes from my thinking that if the evil is indeed a personification of some of the attributes of Odium and Ambition it is possible that it is an accidental creation of the conflict. What little we do know does tell us that lots of the fight took place in the Cognitive Realm (or maybe Spiritual Realm?) and so the ripples from the conflict seem to have "bled" through to the world of Threnody.

This might be a wild card theory, but I think Ambition might have (in an ambitious way) tried to create a piece of herself to survive her fight with Odium. Perhaps that or a failed attempt to escape?

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20 minutes ago, EC11 said:

So bear with me on this one. but it seems to me that with the little we do know about The Evil from Shadows for Silence would suggest that it (if indeed it is an it) is a splinter of the power that was thrown off during Ambition's fight with Odium. Now this comes from my thinking that if the evil is indeed a personification of some of the attributes of Odium and Ambition it is possible that it is an accidental creation of the conflict. What little we do know does tell us that lots of the fight took place in the Cognitive Realm (or maybe Spiritual Realm?) and so the ripples from the conflict seem to have "bled" through to the world of Threnody.

This might be a wild card theory, but I think Ambition might have (in an ambitious way) tried to create a piece of herself to survive her fight with Odium. Perhaps that or a failed attempt to escape?

Actually, this made me wonder if maybe it's a splinter that is part Odium, part Ambition.

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It does make you wonder. My guess is that the bleeding of power has had some kind of consequence (like the Aons and Seons on Sel) which could be the Evil itself, or simply have caused the wonky nature of the Cognitive Shadows on Threnody. The biggest distinction is whether or not the Evil is a distinct entity or if it is just a more "benign" example of splintered power investing itself.

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On 11/19/2017 at 6:11 AM, EC11 said:

the wonky nature of the Cognitive Shadows on Threnody

(spoiler for Oathbringer)

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The wonky nature of the Cognitive Shadows on Threnody may actually be very relevant to Stormlight Archive now that we know that Odium essentially preserves the Cognitive Shadows of singers.  In both cases we wind up with undead ancestors.  

 

 

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2 hours ago, john203 said:

this topic isn't marked OB spoilers,

Done. My bad.

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On 11/21/2017 at 7:42 AM, emailanimal said:

Done. My bad.

Sorry to harp on you, but putting it in a spoiler box isn't enough. If you won't have something outside the box saying what book the spoiler is for, then you'll simply have people wondering if they should open it or not, because they aren't sure if they've read the book you have spoilers for.

That isn't a huge deal on this specific board, where OB is the only book that needs spoilers, but it's still good practice.

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