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  1. If they give enough time to do it all, this could be very interesting.
  2. I think this might be exactly what Autonomy is doing to herself.
  3. Don't be so sure that the jury is out on this one, it sounds like Brandon has seriously considered introducing these types of hacks, but... (speculating and reading between the lines): ...they may simply be too complicated to make practical use of on-screen: 'Facts' thus far: The Iron-Feruchemy Investiture could be Invested in a steel metalmind fair and square, but it couldn't (easily) be drawn back out with (only) feruchemy. There shouldn't be any Identity/Connection hurdles in Wax's case (iron+steel) Investing a metal with its associated feruchemic attribute (in a way that does not introduce Identity/Connection hurdles) causes that metal to bestow its associated feruchemic attribute when burned allomantically. I'm not aware of anyone listing out all the possible twinborn combinations that could make use of this hack; if it could be shown that none of them break the magic system too hard we might be able to shake loose more information... Personally, I think twinborns like Wax should be able to augment the resonance-ability between their powers when burning (for example) ironminds which have been reforged into steel. Near as I can tell, this would just give him (more) precise control over the force he pushes with, IE: more effective steel-bubble deflection, tighter control over acceleration/deceleration while in flight, and greater capability to push on specific parts of objects (rather than their center of mass).
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  5. I'm loving this concept! Totally yes is my answer. The Command is what builds the soul which, through Breath, reanimates the Lifeless, so if you Commanded it to use an unkeyed metalmind, my thought is that the Breath which animates it would have to assemble itself into a Spiritual "shape" capable of doing so. Lifeless have reduced self-awareness, so...it might take some trial and error to teach one enough about identity and connection to be able to believe itself into a new persona, but I don't see why it couldn't be done. Gold heals on all 3 levels so, once you've primed it to tap Unsealed minds, taught it what it needs to know in order to be able to obey, then told it what to do...yeah, i think you'd have a changeling. I don't know if it would be able to change back though, and it might break free as soon as it doesn't believe it's a Lifeless, what with the Gold trying to make that true Spiritually. Necromancy!
  6. Soldiers are icy, direct, and focused on protecting others, no matter the cost. You might think of them as the personification of Honor. Warriors are passionate about winning the fight in front of them, no matter the cost. You might think of them as the personification of Odium.
  7. With complimentary powers which manifest in an individual naturally, I would expect progressive degrees of resonance to be possible; like overlaying musical chords. In that same vein...I'd think that obtaining powers via hemalurgy might actually cause one to lose any resonance that they had before. Ruin's power is one of insanity and dissonance after all...but he does know how to make extremely powerful champions anyway...lol
  8. Love this question. It would probably drive most souls insane; but if a soul's internal connections were stable enough to maintain themselves even in a spiritual vacuum, then...yeah, I would think one could...disconnect. Would that make them a spectre who can't be detected, or let them step outside the pattern like Ishmael in WoT? That I can't say...
  9. I know you meant it in a tongue-in-cheek kind of way, but...yeah, I think you spelled out exactly what Rayse wanted: Dalinar to smooth his problems away and punish the people he didn't like...lol. Shatter the Shards? Yeah...that would probably be step-1.... Long term though, I would expect Odium's Intent to errode any cooperative relationship, since he is hate for all things, including the self and one's own creations. So...best guess, Odiums goal was to destroy everything everywhere by dragging everyone everywhere into a fight that can't be won or stopped, and he was trying to make Dalinar the first general in what would have been a many-sided war of the worlds. Maybe Taravangian is different...?
  10. Last one was 6 and the new one is 9. Are you mixing up edgedancer and dawnshard?
  11. I like this premise; I don't see an easy way to scale it to an industrial level (IE: reprogramming highly Invested objects at will or taking a meaningful bite out of a passing highstorm) by leveraging the currently defined in-world physics, but if one could...I'd add a little more to your points:
  12. This...is extremely astute I think...
  13. A thousand times yes. Morality aside, one has to admire the Inquisitor's ability to choose, change, and manipulate their own powers and physical form...albeit at the cost of ravaging and mutilating their and other sapient organisms' souls.
  14. 1. Will Yalb meet Shallan again? Yes, definitely, their meeting will serve to highlight how Shallan has both grown and changed from the early chapters. 2. Will Dalinar meet Rysn? Yeah, probably after she reports back to Navani after the expedition. He'll probably sense that something is weird about her but he'll have no frame of reference by which to unravel the mystery, so a mystery it shall remain...at first! 3. Could Dalinar steal the Dawnshard? Well that got dark fast...Not unless someone teaches him more about his powers? I'm thinking that his Oaths to the stormfather are (probably) too robust to allow this kind of thing unless the person who's Connection he was messing with asked him to do it or he was honestly trying to save their life and had no choice but to act unilaterally to do so. 4. What would happen if 3 happened? Wow...no guesses here. What even is a Dawnshard? A Command? The power and will to enact Change? What does that even mean?
  15. Pretty sure Jushu's discovery of how aluminum affects conjoiners in Dawnshard removes at least 80% of the hurdles Rosharans have to clear to unlock mobile phones. The only reason I can think of offhand as to why they don't already have stationary telephones in production is that they don't have enough ardents studying sound/vibration and playing with oscillating cones.