by User: Luaru
|Featured In||The Well of Ascension|
He was the illegitimate son of Straff Venture, and half brother to Elend Venture. He shared with them brown, curly hair -- though his is shorter than his brother. He has a lean face, wiry build, and is of medium height. He often wore black 
Thanks to his harsh upbringing and a Hemalurgic spike in his chest which let him hear the destructive suggestions of Ruin, he had an unstable personality and exhibited insane behaviors, such as cutting himself. When God, or Ruin, spoke to him, he generally instructed Zane to kill those surrounding him. Zane refused because he didn't want his insanity to control him.
Zane regularly "poisoned" his father, providing the assassination attempts Straff expected. After each of these Straff called for his former mistress Amaranta, who was a skilled herbalist. Zane, however, was the lover of Amaranta and had convinced her to only make him think the constant poisonings were taking place. She was actually giving him doses of an addictive substance that produced withdrawal effects that he assumed was poisoning.
He attempted to persuade Vin to elope with him and reacted violently, stabbing her, when she rejected him.
| Mistborn Era 1|
The Final Empire · The Well of Ascension · The Hero of Ages
|Characters||Vin · Kelsier · Sazed · Elend Venture · Marsh · Spook · Breeze · Ham · Clubs · Dockson · 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|
|Ethnicities and Species||Skaa · Nobles · Terrismen · Inquisitors · Koloss · Kandra · Mistwraiths · Southern Scadrians|
|Organizations||Skaa rebellion · Steel Ministry · Keepers (the Synod) · Worldbringers · Noble Houses|
|Mythology||The Deepness · Terris Prophecies · Well of Ascension · Hero of Ages|
|Era 1 books||Mistborn: The Final Empire · The Well of Ascension · The Hero of Ages · (Mistborn: Secret History · The Eleventh Metal)|
|Era 2 books||The Alloy of Law · Shadows of Self · The Bands of Mourning · The Lost Metal · (Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania)|
|Shards||Preservation · Ruin · Harmony|
|History||Classical Scadrial · Final Empire · Catacendre · Elendel · Southern Scadrian|
|Magic||Metallic Arts (Allomancy, Feruchemy, Hemalurgy) · Metalborn · Mistborn · Misting · Savant · Ferring · Twinborn · Compounding · Atium · Lerasium · Ettmetal|
|Other Media||Mistborn Adventure Game · Mistborn: Birthright · Mistborn film · Mistborn: House War|