The Alloy of Law/Characters

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Some or all of these characters need descriptions. A list of tropes is not a description.

Characters from The Alloy of Law include:

Protagonists

Lord Waxillium "Wax" Ladrian

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Tropes exhibited by this character include:
  • Badass
  • Guile Hero
  • Guns Akimbo: In several scenes in the book. Including once with shotguns.
  • Hero Protagonist: Helps people because he genuinely wants to do the right thing. Though he does mention that he got into the business because he needed the money.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Near the end, he has to shoot his own bullet mid-flight to change it's trajectory and hit an enemy hiding behind a hostage. He gets a headshot.
  • Not Quite Flight
  • One-Man Army: During the wedding, he kills 19 heavily armed mooks by himself without any innocent bystanders being harmed. In the climax, Miles states explicitly that he's wasted as anything but a killer, because he's just that good.
  • Sherlock Scan: Though not quite as adept as the Trope Namer, he still comes up with some amazing conclusions with little evidence, although his skill is subverted when Marasi is invited into the lab: "You realize I spent all night coming to those conclusions? You just reached them in all of . . . what? Ten minutes?"
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Wayne.

Wayne

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Marasi Colms

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Supporting Characters

Ranette

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Tropes exhibited by this character include:
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Early in the story, Wax notes that his guns were made by Ranette, and that she's in town. Slightly later, Wayne tells Wax Ranette's exact address. It comes as no surprise that they pay her a visit before the story's end.
  • Wrench Wench: She's a gunsmith.

Tillaume

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Steris

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Tropes exhibited by this character include:
  • Alpha Bitch: What she initially appears to be.
  • Defrosting the Ice Queen: She's very analytical and brusque with how she treats Wax, but she warms up to him after he rescues her from the Vanishers.
  • Damsel in Distress: Her kidnapping kicks off the main plot.
  • Fetish: When Wax rescues her and launches them both into the air with Allomancy he realises Steris is aroused by it.

Antagonists

Miles Dagouter / Miles Hundredlives

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Tropes exhibited by this character include:
  • Dragon with an Agenda: To Mister Suit.
  • Fallen Hero
  • Feel No Pain: He's survived so many wounds that would kill an ordinary person that nothing hurts him anymore.
  • Genre Savvy: He knows that Wax is more dangerous than anyone else around, and takes appropriate measures to deal with him. It's not enough.
  • Healing Factor: Due to his ability to Allomantically burn his Feruchemical stores of health, he has a Healing Factor that makes Wolverine's look downright sluggish. He doesn't need adamantium bones because they've already started healing before they've even finished breaking. He even shoot himself in the face to demonstrate his power to his men, using a shotgun.
  • Honor Before Reason: Or so he claims. His actions don't quite match up with that.
  • Implacable Man
  • Jumped Off the Slippery Slope: Became a criminal because being a lawman didn't stop criminals from existing.
  • Knight Templar: Back when he was a lawman, criminals he caught never ended up in jail, because they were too busy being dead.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: His nickname is Miles Hundredlives.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: With his healing powers active he can shrug off gunshot wounds to the head and dynamite wounds almost immediately.
  • Not So Different: Miles is a more brutal version of Kelsier. Wax even admits that Miles probably would have been considered a hero had he been born during the time of the Final Empire.
  • Rasputinian Death
  • Shadow Archetype: To Wax. Both of them are aware of it too.

Tarson

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Tropes exhibited by this character include:
  • Dumb Muscle: If only in comparison to those around him. He's smarter than the average Mook, but can't keep up with the gambits going on.
  • Lightning Bruiser
  • Nice Hat: Stolen from Wayne, who wants it back.
  • Squick: From which ancestor did Tarson get his koloss-blooded nature, and how exactly did that relationship...work. Eurgh.
  • Super Strength: He's got koloss-blood AND he's a pewterarm.

Push And Pull

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Mister Suit / Edwarn Ladrian

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