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In Shadows of Self, Paalm uses Trellium to give herself Metalborn abilities, and apparently nobody had ever seen anything like this before. But more common metals do steal Allomancy and Feruchemy (like how steel steals physical allomancy). So, couldn't all Kandra make themselves Metalborn this way? 

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I think so yes but to do it they would have to add an additional spike to the two they already have which would allow harmony(and possibly high level soothers) to take control of them more easily. 

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48 minutes ago, Enter a username said:

Since kandra are weaker than other Hemalurgic constructs, they're already are open to control this way with their two spikes, and that would only give them three, when other things need four (and most kandra have no reason to hide from harmony).

Most Kandra are not OK with killing people(MeLaan is an exception).

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39 minutes ago, R J said:

Hey @Quantus, this topic was double-posted, could you copy paste your response here?

 

Sure thing:

The blessing spikes to awaken Kandra are specially made, and the Kandra do not know how to make more they relied on the Lord Ruler to provide them.  So while it was always theoretically possible for Kandra to use Blessing spikes that granted Allomantic powers, it hadnt happened before.  

And for some WOB on the topic:

 

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yulerule

Are Inquisitor spikes, kandra Blessings and koloss spikes interchangeable?  Like if you it spiked in a different way--

Brandon Sanderson

*Hesitant* You could make that work and it wouldn't be that hard. But just as they are, no.

yulerule

Would nothing happen or would weird stuff happen?

Brandon Sanderson

Weird stuff would happen

*pause*

But that one's not very hard to make work.

JordanCon 2018 (April 22, 2018)

 

 

 

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Questioner

Can Kandra blessings be any spikes or just the four.

Brandon Sanderson

They were created specifically to do what they do.

Questioner

So you couldn't have a Kandra with, for instance, Allomantic powers?

Brandon Sanderson

I wouldn't go that far, I will say the Kandra spikes are specifically created to do what they do and the Kandra don't know how to make ones that do other things.

Barnes & Noble B-Fest 2016 (June 11, 2016)

 

   

 

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Questioner

With the hemalurgy, I was a bit confused on how it worked on people and how it worked for kandra, there was the blessings, and one brought them more stability of mind or something. So what is different for kandra than it is for other people?

Brandon Sanderson

The things that are building kandra have ripped off different pieces of souls. Rather than stealing someone else's Allomancy, most of those were just created with regular people. The same way that a koloss... you don't need an Allomancer to make a koloss. You just take a regular person, you rip off a piece of their soul, and you staple it to someone else's, and basically screw up their Spiritual DNA, and you have a koloss. But stapling on someone's Allomancy requires an Allomancer.

Barnes & Noble B-Fest 2016 (June 11, 2016)

 

 
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This is pretty helpful. Thanks!

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