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Gaz and Darkness

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Random Speculation time!

 

I rarely like doing much unfounded speculating, but my final re-listen to tWoK has put me in the mood for it.

 

I think Gaz was killed by Darkness, for being a potential surgebinder.

 

Evidence:

1) Gas disappears without a trace; perhaps like Ym? 

ii) Gaz, as evidenced by his POV, is a better man than he pretends. He hates himself for being part of the horrible lives of the Bridgemen.

c) Gaz's description of being watched and his missing eye could be a spren lurking just out of sight,

 

And finally what prompted me to think of this -

0b100) The title of Chapter 30, the one which contains Gaz's POV, is called Darkness Unseen. It is obviously a reference to Gaz's half blindness, but could have another meaning? We know the chapter headings are more important than most give them credit for.

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gaz may be a better man than he pretends, but it takes far more to become a radiant. I don't see this theory as holding much ground.

However, his disappearence is suspicious, and it is unlikely, story-wise, that is due to something mundane.

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Ever since Gaz's POV i felt a little sorry for him being caught between the Brightlords and the Bridge men. Dont forget he was being blackmailed for an unknown reason by the Bright Captain Lamaril. I remember that he always felt like he was being watched. The chapter 'Darkness unseen' i think there is more going on here!

 

I don't think he was killed by Darkness i think the Brightlords Hashal and Matal know what happened to him but it was never explained in detail.

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If Darkness is stalking the camps eliminating those conjoined with Spren, the immediate question is why hasn't he attempted a hit on Kaladin, who gives every indication of being in a much more advanced bonding than Gaz.  For that reason I tend to think Darkness is not around the camps yet, although, as FireArcadia points out, the chapter title could be interpreted as a hint that way.

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Well, at the risk of being a wet blanket, I think that Gaz was simply executed when whatever his crime was that led to him being blackmailed came out. I don't think he can have been sent to a bridgecrew, simply put he would be noticed as he would be known by every bridgeman. It would be too sweet a revenge for it NOT to be talked about.

 

And he's too petty a character and person to be picked out by a spren, IMHO of course. Alethi justice can be quick and definite, he's been executed after a summary trial as part of a clean out. We haven't met the new "Bridgecrew Sargeant" however, whoever he is/was.

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I assumed it was Laramil that brought him down. Or Hashal and Matal found out why Gaz was paying Laramil and had him removed because of it.

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Despite the cliché, Gaz becoming a bridge man would have been perfect, especially if events put him back into his old sergeant-without-a-hope position under Kaladin's former bridgeman force.

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Eh..No, I don't believe that Gaz was killed by Darkness. Yes, the chapter title is suggestive, and had Nalan been one of the heralds in in the chapter heading, I would say "Yeah, definitely, right on." but he isn't, it's two other heralds, the male one I believe is Taln.

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