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The Metalborn Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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So Elendel is somewhat based on Victorian England right. So I was wondering how my favorite character of that genre would live in Elendel

Now analoges of Sherlock Holmes are quite common and can be found inany genres and I thought how about one in Elendel. I was thinking  her / him being non-metalborn at first. Then the charecter moved to being a bronze Ferring  , then an Allomancer , then as I was moving onto twinborn , I got this idea. 

Now , Sherlock Holmes and his analoges are famous for making astounding observations based on the most trivial and non-conspicuous details in extremely little time.

Now it would be impossible in real life. While it seems simple when Holmeian charecters explain thier chain of deductive reasoning. But There's no way one could actually do that .....

Unless , one could think 50 times faster than average. 

Viola , ladies and gentlemen , I give u Sherlock Holmes as a Zinc compounder.

Could it be possible for Mr. Sanderson to make such a charecter. Wax kinda started out like him but became less deductive genius and more adventurous Indiana Jones later on.

But still having a scientifically ( according to the fourth law of thermodynamics ,endemic to the Cosmere ) would be amazing.

I think Brandon Sanderson could write a decent enough version. Wax , Vasher , Raoden all could count as practice , prototypes if u will. 

What do you think ?

Maybe we should pitch this to Mr.Sanderson. 

Maybe it won't be too different. But then again , a Zinc compounder with the fierce yet dispassionate intellect of Sherlock Holmes going up against rogue noblemen with access to allomancy or other allomancers. Ooooooooooo

If not  Sanderson , then maybe some other writer getting a loan of small temporal pieces of Scadrial , namely era 2.  

P.S : Funnily and Ironically enough, even tho the analog is a Rioter , he himself has a composed and calm personality , almost free of emotion. 

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10 minutes ago, PrinceGenocide said:

So Elendel is somewhat based on Victorian England right. So I was wondering how my favorite character of that genre would live in Elendel

Now analoges of Sherlock Holmes are quite common and can be found inany genres and I thought how about one in Elendel. I was thinking  her / him being non-metalborn at first. Then the charecter moved to being a bronze Ferring  , then an Allomancer , then as I was moving onto twinborn , I got this idea. 

Now , Sherlock Holmes and his analoges are famous for making astounding observations based on the most trivial and non-conspicuous details in extremely little time.

Now it would be impossible in real life. While it seems simple when Holmeian charecters explain thier chain of deductive reasoning. But There's no way one could actually do that .....

Unless , one could think 50 times faster than average. 

Viola , ladies and gentlemen , I give u Sherlock Holmes as a Zinc compounder.

Could it be possible for Mr. Sanderson to make such a charecter. Wax kinda started out like him but became less deductive genius and more adventurous Indiana Jones later on.

But still having a scientifically ( according to the fourth law of thermodynamics ,endemic to the Cosmere ) would be amazing.

I think Brandon Sanderson could write a decent enough version. Wax , Vasher , Raoden all could count as practice , prototypes if u will. 

What do you think ?

Maybe we should pitch this to Mr.Sanderson. 

Maybe it won't be too different. But then again , a Zinc compounder with the fierce yet dispassionate intellect of Sherlock Holmes going up against rogue noblemen with access to allomancy or other allomancers. Ooooooooooo

If not  Sanderson , then maybe some other writer getting a loan of small temporal pieces of Scadrial , namely era 2.  

P.S : Funnily and Ironically enough, even tho the analog is a Rioter , he himself has a composed and calm personality , almost free of emotion. 

Sanderson has commented on the Sherlock Inspiration below:

 

Brandon Sanderson

Chapter Three

Wax investigates

If you've read the book, then you probably won't be surprised to find that a partial inspiration for it was the Sherlock Holmes stories. Of course, you'd have to search pretty far to find any kind of detective story that isn't somehow influenced by good Mister Holmes. This story, however, is more consciously inspired along those lines. I purposely developed a mysterious (almost even magical) series of robberies along the lines of what you see in the Holmes stories. The technological era is similar as well.

Of course, the characters are much different—even down to the character roles and dynamics. I wanted Wax to be a thinker, but more of a lawman than an eccentric. Wayne has enough eccentricity for three characters. I wanted the way that Wax approached solving a problem like this to be more methodical, more like a lawman who has grown accustomed to doing things on his own—but who has procedures he follows.

Beyond that, I wanted Wax to be solid. Many people are going to prefer Wayne for obvious reasons, but I prefer this story to be about Wax. (I'll talk more about Wayne's origins later.) Wax's solidity helps anchor the story, I feel. Perhaps I find him more interesting than others will, but the different parts of him that are warring inside create for a stronger dynamic than some of the other characters, who are more static.

The Alloy of Law Annotations (March 14, 2014)
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6 minutes ago, Pathfinder said:

Sanderson has commented on the Sherlock Inspiration below:

 

Brandon Sanderson

Chapter Three

Wax investigates

If you've read the book, then you probably won't be surprised to find that a partial inspiration for it was the Sherlock Holmes stories. Of course, you'd have to search pretty far to find any kind of detective story that isn't somehow influenced by good Mister Holmes. This story, however, is more consciously inspired along those lines. I purposely developed a mysterious (almost even magical) series of robberies along the lines of what you see in the Holmes stories. The technological era is similar as well.

Of course, the characters are much different—even down to the character roles and dynamics. I wanted Wax to be a thinker, but more of a lawman than an eccentric. Wayne has enough eccentricity for three characters. I wanted the way that Wax approached solving a problem like this to be more methodical, more like a lawman who has grown accustomed to doing things on his own—but who has procedures he follows.

Beyond that, I wanted Wax to be solid. Many people are going to prefer Wayne for obvious reasons, but I prefer this story to be about Wax. (I'll talk more about Wayne's origins later.) Wax's solidity helps anchor the story, I feel. Perhaps I find him more interesting than others will, but the different parts of him that are warring inside create for a stronger dynamic than some of the other characters, who are more static.

The Alloy of Law Annotations (March 14, 2014)

Well yeah I know. But Wax is more the adventurous aspect of Indiana Jones , than the quite deductive genius aspect of Sherlock Holmes. And he's not... Not really like Sherlock. The vibes are very , very different

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12 minutes ago, PrinceGenocide said:

Well yeah I know. But Wax is more the adventurous aspect of Indiana Jones , than the quite deductive genius aspect of Sherlock Holmes. And he's not... Not really like Sherlock. The vibes are very , very different

Wasn't disagreeing with you. Just referenced Sanderson's commentary to support what you wrote. 

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