WayneSpren

Theory: everyone is a Rithmatist (they just don't know it)

41 posts in this topic

Interesting theory - I'll admit I feel it's stretching for evidence, but I'm intrigued!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Didn't Joel ask other students who had been through the chamber who hadn't become Rithmatists, and didn't they say that they hadn't seen a Shadowblaze?

 

Other than that, this is a cool theory.

Edited by Slowswift
9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

it falls on one point, which is the shadowblaze. normal people don't know it exist. so if they escaped from rithmatists, and everybody is a rithmatist, then everybody would see one and they would not be secret.

 

other than that, it fits with everything and it explains some unlikely coincidences (the chances of four brothers being all rithmatists are one in one thousand billions).

 

So, if it was a working hypothesis in my work as a researcher, i would rate it unlikely but worth investigating further.

Edited by king of nowhere
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Syme - Have a chocolate chip cookie.

 

Slowswift - Have a snickerdoodle.

 

king of nowhere - Have a triple fudge pizza-flavored cookie.

3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Syme - Have a chocolate chip cookie.

 

Slowswift - Have a snickerdoodle.

 

king of nowhere - Have a triple fudge pizza-flavored cookie.

 

Yay! Snickerdoodles are the best. And props on the interesting theory!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll agree that it is any interesting theory. The only thing is that I don't think Brandon would use something so simple... I have a feeling that is more complicated than that... then again I know that I'm not the only or first person to think this 

3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

but didn't professor flitch say that a lot of people have tried to become rithmatists by hanging out with them

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you think this theory is plausible, give it a comment and perhaps an upvote, and I will send you a cookie via forum. :)

But cookies are dangerous! Edited by Allomancy
5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I honestly don't think that belief is the main idea of unleashing your Rithmatic abilities. It seems far off from the reality of the world. I think it mainly has to do, if everyone IS a Rithmatist, with oneself not having the qualifying skills or requirements. For example, Melody can draw fantastic chalklings and CAN draw Circles but they are not that good, and yet they work. Joel can draw Circles amazingly but can't draw chalklings well but they don't work. I believe it depends on the skill.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shadowspren, High prince of geeks,  Allomancy, Stormsinger -

 

YOU GUYS ALL GET A HEMALURGIC COOKIE.

 

Edit: Allomancy, too bad.

Edited by WayneSlider123
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A good shot, but chapter 1 seems to disprove this theory. In it, even Joel is surprised that the lines he drew don't come to life: yes, he "knows" he's not a Rithmatist, but in that moment he was so drawn up into his own story that he forgot, and then felt foolish for forgetting afterwards. If the above theory was correct, then he should have been able to accidentally draw a Rithmatic line.

8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A good shot, but chapter 1 seems to disprove this theory. In it, even Joel is surprised that the lines he drew don't come to life: yes, he "knows" he's not a Rithmatist, but in that moment he was so drawn up into his own story that he forgot, and then felt foolish for forgetting afterwards. If the above theory was correct, then he should have been able to accidentally draw a Rithmatic line.

Hmm...well, maybe I'll have to do a bit more reading into this, then.

 

(By the way, Thought, have a cookie)

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A good shot, but chapter 1 seems to disprove this theory. In it, even Joel is surprised that the lines he drew don't come to life: yes, he "knows" he's not a Rithmatist, but in that moment he was so drawn up into his own story that he forgot, and then felt foolish for forgetting afterwards. If the above theory was correct, then he should have been able to accidentally draw a Rithmatic line.

But in Chapter 1 Joel hadn't gone into the Chamber of Inception yet.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And here I am wondering what in the world a snickerdoodle is. It sounds tasty.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's a cookie covered in cinnamon sugar. It's more than that, but that's all I know.

Also, Dark Alley, only approach if you have information about snickerdoodles. And leave your spikes behind (sans ones impaled in your flesh)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On the theory: Sanderson spends a lot of time working on and likely thinking about the Cosmere, so some elements are bound to slip through. For example, I believe that a Rithmatist is created when a Shadowblaze, who are unable to make chalklings, bond with someone who can draw. Perhaps Forgotten bond in a similar fashion, but with unknown benefits. Communication probably, but unknown beyond that.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What about the claim that there could only be a certain number of Rithmatists at a time (another could not be made until a previous Rithmatist died)?

3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I LOVE THIS THEORY!!!!!! However, does this mean that that meter dude is evil and controlling?

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

By "meter" do you mean "master?"

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I find this topic interesting but I have to agree with Shadowspren and Thought there isn't enough info.

3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like the thought behind this theory.  Even though I don't think it's 100% accurate, I'd have to say that knowing Brandon, there will be some major twist at some point that will be something just as eye-opening.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/25/2017 at 0:43 PM, Rage said:

I find this topic interesting but I have to agree with Shadowspren and Thought there isn't enough info.

 

1 hour ago, uglyllama said:

I like the thought behind this theory.  Even though I don't think it's 100% accurate, I'd have to say that knowing Brandon, there will be some major twist at some point that will be something just as eye-opening.

Thanks for the criticism; my theory wasn't really thought out as much as it should have been.:P

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, WayneSpren said:

 

Thanks for the criticism; my theory wasn't really thought out as much as it should have been.:P

I didn't mean it to be a negative criticism, I actually like the concept.  It may be something very similar to that, in the end.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.