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  1. Agreed. Elend and Elhokar were both lacking essential elements, that were somewhat opposites. Elend needed confidence and forcefulness while Elhokar required humility and respect for people. Tindwyl recognized Elend's deficiency's easily, and I have no doubt she'd recognize Elhokar's too. Unfortunately, as Dalinar proved, when someone is that arrogant, even well intendedly arrogant, it takes something dramatic to get through to them. So instead of resorting to shame, as she did with Elend, I think she'd use force to get his attention, then try to make him listen to her.
  2. That seems like a good fit. I hesitate to sort him, since I think he's changed a lot over the last three hundred years,but I would definitely peg him as a WillShaper, based on his personality and actions in the original trilogy.
  3. Haha. Well, if she’d had her pewterminds, then maybe.
  4. I don't think Moash will be redeemed either. When Rennarin is talking to Taravangian in one of the interludes, he states that his father's evolution proved to him that no one is so far gone that they can not be rescued. That's a common theme in fiction, and for good reason. But another aspect that is included in some of those kinds of stories is that the person has to want to change or be redeemed, such as Dalinar with his regret over killing the people of the Rift when he went to see the Nightwatcher. Or with his guilt over not being able to save his brother. Moash doesn't seem to want to change. He saw only the negative parts of humans when he first saw the Singer occupation, and used that to convince himself that everyone else was wrong, not him. He passed on the chance to start over, and took the easier route of blaming everyone else. I think Sanderson is trying to use Moash to portray the idea that if someone doesn't want to be saved, there's nothing anyone, even Kaladin Stormblessed, can do. Which I admit seems like it should tie into the fourth WindRunner ideal, but I can see it being part of his fifth ideal too. Maybe about sacrificing something to protect people?
  5. Even Tindwyl would have had trouble making a good king out of him. At least until he learned some humility.
  6. I'd wager one of his ideals would be about formally acknowledging his failings as a king, but in a less whining way. He'd finally started to, but I think he would need to do something more complete. Kind of like how Dalinar knew he was a war monger and a tyrant before Oathbringer, but had to state he would do better as part of his third ideal. Maybe Elhokar would admit he always knew Jasnah would do better as a ruler that he would? (I imagine this is something he'd long realized but wouldn't admit to.)
  7. I do prefer to listen to the stories as audio books. The readers do a fantastic job, and the way the do the oaths is incredible. But the reason I wrote them that way was to show a certain level of respect. I mean they are, in a way, divine or sacred warriors Thank you.
  8. I just thought it was interesting that both he and Teft came to similar realizations during RoW. Teft admitted that he was worth saving, and Kaladin finally started taking care of himself. I guess putting yourself first sometimes might make more sense for an EdgeDancer or StoneWard ideal, but I thought it might work for WindRunners too.
  9. I think the fifth ideal might be about protecting himself. To remember to put himself first sometimes, which is sort of what he's doing with the therapy sessions, so that could serve as foreshadowing.
  10. I was focused mostly on the fifth ideal in that interpretation of SkyBreakers. Everyone sees laws differently, so interpreting a law differently than others could inspire a SkyBreaker to change it to what they think it should be. But I can also see how that could be an EdgeDancer type approach.
  11. I remember the scene in shadow of self where he manages to calm down the people in a pub by mixing drinks and passing them around. That seems like a very EdgeDancer thing to do. Probably, at least as SkyBreakers have been portrayed so far. But it seems like SkyBreakers should be about amending laws, when needed, not only enforcing them. When Szeth was training with the SkyBreakers, especially when capturing escapees in the pure lake, he questioned some of their methods. A change in those methods, for at least a few SkyBreakers, could be an interesting development, in my opinion.
  12. You're probably right. But then again, how many people have the ability to resist in such a situation? And how many people would gamble with their children's lives the way he did?
  13. I haven't finished Arcanum unbounded, so I haven't read white sand yet, but I believe you.
  14. That much a concentrated lack of logic in one place would be dangerous. Add Lopen to the mix and the fabric of the entire cosmere might be at risk.
  15. That's what I think too. The other best way I see a SkyBreaker is someone who tries to change laws that they find inadequate.