|Titles||Heir to the Survivor, Ascendant Warrior|
|Featured In||Mistborn series|
 Early Life
Vin was born to Tevidian Tekiel, lord prelan of the Steel Ministry, and his skaa mistress. She and her (unnamed) sister inherited Allomantic powers from their father (her sister was a Seeker). Her mother was insane and was driven by Ruin to kill Vin's baby sister with a metal pin that became a Hemalurgic spike, which the mother then pierced the infant Vin with, giving Ruin access to her mind and influence her through the disguised Hemalurgic spike/earring as a pawn, to release Ruin from the Well. Vin's Bronze Seeking ability became twice as strong as other Mistborn or Seekers, enabling her to pierce Allomantic copperclouds and locate the hidden Well of Ascension. 
Her half-brother Reen saved Vin from her mother and after the death of her mother and sister, she lived on the road with him. Reen abused her regularly but also taught her how to work the thieving crews in Luthadel until he apparently deserted her. Vin found out that Reen died protecting her when he was interrogated and tortured by Inquisitors.
 The Skaa Rebellion
She continued to work the thieving crews until Camon's crew failed to pull off a job; scamming the Steel Ministry. Kelsier helped Camon and Vin escape the obligators. Vin then joined Kelsier's crew and was trained by Kelsier in Mistborn sparring, along with specific specialized training in the individual skills of Allomancy by each of the members of Kelsier's crew. She helped in the planning and organisation of the rebellion.
She spied on the noble houses by disguising herself as a noble, Valette Renoux, an identity created as a cover, who was a distant cousin of Lord Renoux, and became aquainted with Elend Venture, the heir to House Venture. She discovered her father's identity and killed Shan Elariel, who was going to kill Elend.
In her time spying, she participated in a raid on the Lord Ruler's palace, Kredik Shaw, where she obtained Alendi's journal. She was imprisoned in Kredik Shaw after Kelsier's death at the hands of the Lord Ruler, and was forced to burn aluminum to destroy her metals. She was taken to be questioned by the Lord Ruler, and has her earring ripped out while battling him, allowing the mists to invest their power in her, restoring all her Allomantic abilities. Vin killed him by pulling out his metalminds and fatally stabbing him.
 The Siege of Luthadel
After the fall of the Final Empire, she helped Elend establish his ideas for fair and free governance. Whilst the Siege of Luthadel progressed, she practiced her Allomancy, courted Zane, discovered duralumin, befriended the kandra TenSoon, and successfully intimidated the two besiegers: Straff Venture and Ashweather Cett.
Eventually she and Elend were convinced to escape, and headed towards Terris Dominance in hope of finding the Well of Ascension. At this point, the koloss army attacked Luthadel. Vin realised that the Well was located under Kredik Shaw, and returned to find the Battle of Luthadel under way. She slew Straff Venture and stopped the koloss attack by controlling them through Emotional Allomancy.
She found the Well and refused to take power for herself, believing it to be the correct choice, thus releasing Ruin from his prison. The mist spirit hoped she would use the power to save Elend's life. Instead, it showed her the last lerasium bead at the Well in order to let her save him, which turned him into a full Mistborn.
 The Siege of Fadrex
Vin travelled with Elend and helped conquer bands of marauding koloss under control of the Inquisitors and Ruin. They searched for the atium cache and the storage caverns, discovering more about the history of the world. They also read about the metal electrum, which helped to protect them from atium attacks.
They besieged Fadrex City, in hope of locating the atium, and the last of the Lord Ruler's plates. Instead Vin was captured and imprisoned by Aradan Yomen. While imprisoned, Vin was visited by an apparition of Reen, who was later revealed to be Ruin. After learning about Ruin, she fought Marsh, and escaped back to Luthadel where she fought the other Inquisitors and destroyed the palace in a mist-powered push, finally able to use the mists after her earring was removed, which was acting as a Hemalurgic spike.
 The Final Ascension
When Vin absorbed the mists in the fight against the Inquisitors her body was eventually vaporised by the power and she took up the Shard Preservation and attempted to right the world in similar ways to the inexperienced Rashek, and failed in the same way, and also due to Ruin's interference. She watched the final fight between Elend and Marsh, fueling Elend's allomancy with mist-power. After Elend's death she succeeded in killing both herself and Ati, leaving both Shards to be taken by Sazed. In his letter to Spook, Sazed revealed that he had spoken with Vin and she was happy where she was, Sazed also tried to bring her back to life but revealed that merely healing a body didn't return souls.
|First Mistborn Trilogy|
|Characters||Vin · Kelsier · Sazed · Elend Venture · Marsh · Spook · Breeze · Ham · Clubs · Straff Venture · Zane · Ashweather Cett · Tindwyl · Allrianne Cett · TenSoon · Yomen · Quellion · The Lord Ruler · Alendi · Kwaan|
|Places||Final Empire · The Dominances · Luthadel · Kredik Shaw · Pits of Hathsin · Kandra Homeland · Urteau · Fadrex City · Tathingdwen|
|Organizations||Skaa rebellion · Steel Ministry · Keepers (the Synod) · Worldbringers · Noble Houses|
|Mythology||The Deepness · Terris Prophecies · Well of Ascension · Hero of Ages|
|Mistborn Series (Scadrial)|
|Books||First Mistborn Trilogy (Mistborn: The Final Empire, The Well of Ascension, The Hero of Ages) · Mistborn Adventures (The Alloy of Law)|
|Shards||Preservation · Ruin · Harmony*|
|Races and Creatures||Skaa · Nobles · Terrismen · Inquisitors · Koloss · Kandra · Mistwraiths · Southern Peoples of Scadrial|
|Magic||Metallic Arts (Allomancy, Feruchemy, Hemalurgy) · Metalborn · Mistborn · Misting · Savant · Ferring · Twinborn · Compounding · Atium · Lerasium|
|Other Media||Mistborn Adventure Game · The Eleventh Metal · A House of Ashes · Mistborn: Birthright · Mistborn film|