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  1. Skilled Lurchers could maneuver themselves and a metal such that the metal orbits around them at high speed. They run towards an opponent to hit them with the orbiting metal, or even release the metal at a specific time to fling it at the opponent. This would let Lurchers hit things from a distance like Coinshots, though it'd be harder. It kind of happens once in TFE when Kelsier's fighting the inquisitors in the square, when he Pulls an object while moving to swing a metal in an arc to hit something, though I'm thinking of something more like this: Depending on how the physics work, it could be pretty easy or very difficult to get a metal orbiting around yourself. More videos in the spoiler. Lurchers could also use slingshots or a spring-based firearm with metal ammo to fire objects from a distance.
  2. If Feruchemical tin can (possibly) store seeking, I think Allomantic tin can (possibly) enhance seeking.
  3. From that synopsis, I definitely think Urithiru will "light up" in the next book.
  4. I don't think they're not smart. Everyone on the crew thought that Kelsier was mad, he's just so charismatic that they continued to work with him for the heist. Vin's street smart and has good instincts, but each member of the crew has their own strengths and area of knowledge.
  5. In our world, they definitely break the laws of physics. There's no way you can replicate the processes of Allomancy with what our universe has to offer. In the Cosmere, it's still sketchy. The laws of physics are defined by whatever the magic needs them to be, so kind of vacuously true that they adhere to the laws of physics. I'd still say no - the way that two people Pushing on a coin between them and having it hover in the air makes no sense without some kind of magicky friction keeping it hovering, for example. The Rule of Cool matters more than the laws of physics in cases like that.
  6. Sorry to burst the theory, but we're pretty certain that Kelsier is the Sovereign.
  7. I forgot about that. Very good point.
  8. Lightweaving, definitely. I don't think you would even need soulcasting, since there's nothing solid about mysterio's illusions (save the drones).
  9. As you said, I agree with the latter case. As for the original question, healing works by bringing your body closer to your spiritual ideal, which I'd say is conceptually distinct from Identity.
  10. I really don't think that tapping zinc gives you access to any information you wouldn't otherwise have, especially Spiritually. There's already another metal for Fortune, after all. My interpretation of "intuitive leaps" has always been akin to being able to skip steps in a mathematical equation. Like, if you've got a system of three equations and three unknown variables, you'd normally have to manually go through and row-reduce, substitute, etc. etc. to solve for the unknowns. But, while tapping zinc, you might just think, "oh, the information is all there," and intuitively leap to knowing those values (provided you have a strong intuition of linear algebra. Like with Surgebinding, it enhances skill, but can't create it.). In a similar vein, it would make a detective's job easier, but only after they've collected all the evidence. Another interpretation is that your "intuitive leaps" are simply an outsider's perspective of your speedy brain. In this, zinc does nothing more than accelerate the processing speed of your brain, so you can solve those equations and follow those algorithms faster. Like a teacher complaining about a student not showing their work, an outside observer would simply see you making many more leaps than a normal person. Those interpretations may or may not be the same thing. The analogy to Mentats is pretty good, I think.
  11. I think it was said that Wax is only the second steel/iron twinborn recorded. If twinborn combinations are restricted to be within the same quadrant, I feel like steel/iron would be a lot more common, especially because Allomantic steel is one of the most common misting powers.
  12. In Isaac Stewart's recent AMA, he gave us two interesting new tidbits regarding the Steel Alphabet. They experimented a bit with the typeface when they were writing the Alloy of Law as you can see here: We also have a sneak peak of how the alphabet is handwritten:
  13. Using feruchemical zinc actual accelerates your metabolism a lot. You'd start to starve yourself after a while. But yeah, you'd be able to get out of a lot of problems by simply thinking fast enough. Won't help you if your body isn't fast enough to get out of the way of the bullet fired at you, though.
  14. I don't think this is a resonance. I think that skilled coinshots in general are able to do this, like Zane (unless Hemalurgic spikes can also resonate with Allomancy, but there's no precedent for that).
  15. It's actually done in Unity with C#. If you want, you can look at the code here.