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So, I was thinking about why the eyes of those who are killed by shardblades burn out.

Eyes are often described as the doors or the windows to the soul and if I remember correctly, shardblades sever the connection from the physical to the cognitive realm (where the "soul" is located). When killed by a shardblade, it severs your connection to your soul and thus the eyes burn out because that window to your soul doesn't lead to your soul anymore.

I don't know if this makes any sense, but I found it interesting to think about.

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Shardblade cut in all 3 realms. The soul is probably more of a Spirit Realm than cognitive realm thing if it isn't a little more complicated than even that. But that doesn't invalidate the idea. 

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Interesting theory.

Because I am a Fish - and not capable of complex thought - I have nothing to add.

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On 5/9/2020 at 11:42 AM, Aminar said:

Shardblade cut in all 3 realms. The soul is probably more of a Spirit Realm than cognitive realm thing if it isn't a little more complicated than even that. But that doesn't invalidate the idea. 

I believe it actually does a physical and cognitive kill, if I am correct. It needs to be a tad more invested for a spiritual kill

The sword nimi is much more invested and kills in all three realms. Hence, I think, it completely destroys the body.

 

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7 hours ago, Koloss17 said:

It needs to be a tad more invested for a spiritual kill

We know that Shardblades already cut on the Spiritual (With how they 'kill' limbs when passing through), so it is not an extreme stretch to say they kill on the spiritual as well.
Nightblood completely destroys the body as they consume all the Investiture within their body and their spiritweb, and this likely carries into the Physical Realm.

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On 5/9/2020 at 5:29 AM, Santalotl said:

When killed by a shardblade, it severs your connection to your soul

Pinpoint (paraphrased)

If Hoid got beheaded, would his body grow a new head?

Brandon Sanderson (paraphrased)

Yes.

Pinpoint (paraphrased)

What if Hoid got cut by a Shardblade?

Brandon Sanderson (paraphrased)

The Shardblade cuts the soul and what Hoid does heals the soul.

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