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Your search for the tag 'zane' yielded 7 results

  • 1

    Interview: Oct, 2008

    Kaimipono (15 October 2008)

    What was Zane's hemalurgical power? (Or was he just spiked for control?)

    Brandon Sanderson (16 October 2008)

    Extra power with Pushing on metals. It lent him extremely great precision.


  • 2

    Interview: Oct, 2008

    Kaimipono (16 October 2008)

    Did Zane get spiked intentionally? Did someone else (Straff?) know about hemalurgy?

    Brandon Sanderson (17 October 2008)

    Zane spiked himself. It was...a very twisted and messy process. Note that Ruin tries to get Spook to do something similar. It's much easier for him to work with someone to get them to spike themselves than it is to arrange the exact circumstances where someone gets spiked.


  • 3

    Interview: Oct, 2008

    sporkify (18 October 2008)

    How much control do Allomancers have over pushing and pulling metals?

    Brandon Sanderson (20 October 2008)

    Depends on the Allomancer. Zane and Kelsier were both unusually skilled in this area, and represent the higher end of what is possible.


  • 4

    Interview: Aug 1st, 2007

    Brandon Sanderson (Chapter 18)

    As I said before, the Zane chapters originally started earlier in the book. I pushed them back in order to keep the mystery a little longer and to streamline the beginning.

    Now I can finally get into his story. Zane is important for several reasons, many of which I can't really explain without spoiling not only this book, but the next one. One of his most basic functions is to provide a foil for Elend. An opposite. Elend is safety, and Zane is danger. They share many similar features, but in Zane, most of those features are twisted.

    He also represents a throwback to Kelsier. He is more like the Survivor than he'll probably ever understand.

    Making him insane like this was a gamble on my part. I worry that, at first, it seems cliche. There's a whole lot more going on with Zane than you might assume, but your introduction to him is that of a schizophrenic villain who likes to cut himself. This might just seem like a grab-bag of psychosis, but I ask you to stick with me on this one. Zane has been many of my alpha-readers favorite character.


  • 5

    Interview: Aug 1st, 2007

    Brandon Sanderson

    Straff is generally everyone's least favorite character—though that's kind of what I expected. He's not insane; he's just a terrible person. Those do, unfortunately, exist—given his power and upbringing, he's not all that surprising in his bullyness.

    I wanted to provide a range of villains for this series. The Lord Ruler was one type of villain—the untouchable god, distant and mysterious. Straff is another: the downright, simple bully with too much power and not enough wisdom. Zane is our third villain—sympathetic, edgy, and possibly more dangerous than either of the two.


  • 6

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2015


    Is there any possibility of Vin and Zane being half-siblings?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Is there any possibility? No… Good guess, but no.


    Vin, Zane,
  • 7

    Interview: Oct 9th, 2015


    Zane: when and how did he get spiked?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Excellent question, that someday I will answer, but not right now. RAFO!