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Re-reading Alcatraz, on book 3, noticed this: "I blushed. It now seemed silly. 'I figured... well I thought if I could break Gravity, then I could fly.' Grandpa Smedry chuckled quietly. 'Break Gravity, eh? Very bold of you... a very Smedry-like attempt, but a bit beyond even the scope of your power, I'd say. Imagine the Chaos if Gravity stopped working all over the world!' I don't have to imagine it. I've lived it. But we'll get to that. Eventually."

Welp.

Spoilers (Books 5 and 6)

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We know that Alcatraz is going to follow Biblioden to the WorldSpire. The WorldSpire is pretty much confirmed as a major location in the next book, right? (Ya know, it's in the title and stuff.)

And in book 2, we learn that the worldspire reaches all the way down to the center of the earth, which is made of glass.

 

Hypothetically, what would happen if someone or something were to break the core of the Earth? how would that affect gravity?

EDIT: Also from book 2: they regard me as their savior, but I only fixed what I broke in the first place. (loosely paraphrased)

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:mellow:

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This is something we need to see in the new book that's set to come out some day. 

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Knowing Sanderson and his love of being sidetracked we'll probably have to wait a few decades.

 

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I'mma change the title so it's a bit more click-bait like, see if I can attract more discussion.

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1 hour ago, Roadwalker said:

I'mma change the title so it's a bit more click-bait like, see if I can attract more discussion.

Well that worked :P

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Too bad all the arcane theorists and stuff are hanging out in Cosmere Q&A.

And all the fun, QuIrKy types are hanging out in the Random Threads...

Maybe I could read a manual on coding and compromise the site, then set up some redirect links...

Or I could just change my sig!

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I would like to see that happen. Breaking the Eath is kind of a big deal.

 

On a related note. Could Alcatraz break the fourth wall?

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oh my goshness. he could break everyhitng

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All that we have confirmed is that he breaks gravity.

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I doubt it works on a planetary scale.

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we'll see. it would be cool, tho.

and about half the population would be killed.

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He has broken the fourth wall before, so there isn't much left that he can break.

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On 5/17/2018 at 10:27 AM, ElephantEarwax said:

I doubt it works on a planetary scale.

The worldspire is connected to the core of the earth, we do not know how big that is. (In real life, not in your librarian-controlled geology textbooks.)

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I mean he may be able to break gravitational interactions on him, but a planet is so massive, it would be past his power level.

On 5/17/2018 at 10:27 AM, ElephantEarwax said:

I doubt it works on a planetary scale.

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Well Ralph breaks the internet soooo... Alcatraz has to do better

 

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If all gravity got switched off, even for an instant, we would all pretty much die. The air pressure wouldn't be countered by air weight, so the atmosphere would explode into space. Unless he breaks the gravity only partially. Like his ancestor broke time around his tomb.

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It is mentioned in book two that he fell (was pushed?) off a glass pillar taller than mount everest.

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