- [b]Bloodthirsty adversary[/b] is worse than I was estimating (it was my #1 pick for the set). I miss understood that you can kill the creature in response to the counters being put on it, then the spells don't get flashed back. That being said, it wound up in a Grixis deck with recall and kologhan's command and [b]did an excellent premium dark dwellers impression. Still hyped on it[/b]. Always cast for 5 mana in that deck.
You still "flashback" the spell even if Bloodthirsty Adversary dies in response to the trigger. All that matters is that you paid the cost X times, not how many counters you put on it. Not getting the counters doesn't fizzle the trigger.