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Prof keeping the Epic name of "Limelight"

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So when Prof "goes evil" after being manipulated by Regalia into using the full extent of his Epic powers, why would he (continue to) call himself "Limelight"? That's the name that David made up on the spot to throw Steelheart's Enforcement crews off the Reckoners' trail into thinking there was a new Epic in town come to challenge Steelheart. Before Prof had even accepted David as a Reckoner, and before David ever knew Prof was an Epic.

I realize that in the wake of Steelheart's downfall "Limelight" had become a recognized name, along with David's moniker of "Steelslayer", but wouldn't this name therefore have a significant emotional link for him to David and the Reckoners? Didn't he had another Epic name dating back to when he tried to be part of a crew of "good Epics" that included Regalia (who even already had that alias dating back to her TV show as a judge)? Or did Regalia and the others only assume Epic names upon fully succumbing to the darkness (and so Prof never had one at all)?

It always felt to me like an opportunity missed for David not to have pointed that out while trying to talk Prof back from the darkness. I guess it'd have been too much of a Mistborn reference to have David say something like: "So now you're Limelight? I named you, Prof. You were my friend, my mentor, my hero. Doesn't that matter to you?"

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5 minutes ago, robardin said:

So when Prof "goes evil" after being manipulated by Regalia into using the full extent of his Epic powers, why would he (continue to) call himself "Limelight"? That's the name that David made up on the spot to throw Steelheart's Enforcement crews off the Reckoners' trail into thinking there was a new Epic in town come to challenge Steelheart. Before Prof had even accepted David as a Reckoner, and before David ever knew Prof was an Epic.

Because he wants David and Co to know where he is and what he is doing.

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