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  • posted a message on Japanese Alternate art planeswalkers
    Quote from CTNC »
    Quote from Fumar »
    Sarkan is the best waifu.
    If you ask me, that honor goes to Anime Sorin.




    But seriously, does anyone else think this art feels hilariously out of character for him? It's supposed to be Vengeful Bloodlord, not Anime Knight. :p


    I love it. Feel pulled off directly from a Castlevania character, and I love Castlevania aesthetic.
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  • posted a message on [LEAK][BOOK SPOILER DISCUSSION] Ok....yeah... cool cards and all....WHO DIES ALREADY?
    Bolas has planeswalkers that work for him,


    And who is still working for Bolas after all the mess he did in Ravnica? I'm sure everybody saw what he do to his pawns when he don't need them anymore? (like, Domri?)
    I mean, who is willingly working for Bolas? Especially now that Bolas has no power and nothing to offer to anybody.
    Who would be so stupid?

    , and Dominaria and Scars block both showed us that it is possible to respark someone who have lost their spark. Some of Bolas's minions are quite fanatic, and at least some of them know how to get to the Meditation Realm


    Ok, gaining the losted spark is possible, but you usually need somebody that got a spark in order to "steal" from it. Ironically, that's what Bolas could try to do with Ugin, because he's the only PW with a spark around him.

    Also, wasn't impossibile for Planeswalkers to go to the Meditation Realm unless you were invited by Ugin or Bolas? (but I guess that for Bolas is impossible now since he's not a PW nor with magic anymore?)
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [LEAK][BOOK SPOILER DISCUSSION] Ok....yeah... cool cards and all....WHO DIES ALREADY?
    Quote from Xeruh »
    Ugin probably is watching him because he doesn't trust Bolas alone, even without a spark. Which makes sense.


    If Bolas is sparkless and can't even use magic it doesn't make much sense at all actually.
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  • posted a message on [LEAK][BOOK SPOILER DISCUSSION] Ok....yeah... cool cards and all....WHO DIES ALREADY?
    Quote from Couver »
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    Quote from Couver »



    That's the most disappointing part of this to me also. Creative didn't really use Ugin for all that much. This also greatly reduces the chances we will get a legendary creature version of a pre-sparked Ugin, since he's effectively being removed from the plot forever.


    Yeah this would be disappointing but I'm hoping they still give him a card. It seems like a waste after all the build up in the M19 story.


    Not at all! This is the payoff to all that buildup. Their destinies are entwined, and now Ugin has manipulated events and sacrificed himself to finally vanquish Bolas once and for all. How's that not "all that much"? That's huge, and indeed it's everything.

    MVP title in this finale absolutely goes to Ugin. In the end, Liliana, Gideon, and the rest of the heroes turned out to be chess pieces in his game. Bolas, like the audience, mistook those game pieces for the actual players -- but Bolas true opponent on Ravnica turned out to be Ugin all along. Bolas could not have won because he didn't understand what game he was actually playing, and on what game board, until it was too late. That's Sun Tzu 101: Know yourself, and know your enemy. Bolas did not know his true enemy. He was gloating over Gideon even as Ugin moved to checkmate him.

    I too would like to see more of Ugin, but this is really everything the story requires of him. This is his role, his destiny, his long journey fulfilled. I find it immensely satisfying. What could he possibly do, what ending could he have, that's greater or more significant than this?


    I agree storywise it has a nice symmetry. That they both 'end' together as they were born together and finally join their actual dead siblings in obscurity. It reminds me of this great Tolkein quote. The elder dragons are finally done. But selfishly Ugin is one of my favorite MTG characters so I would like a playable commander card for him. And I always wondered if he was always colourless or if he had a colour identity that he lost upon death and resurrection.

    So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.



    I don't understand why Ugin is forced to stay with Bolas forever. Isn't still he a planeswalker and could planeswalk away from the meditation realm in any moment? And if if is not a PW anymore, how did he lose the spark?
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  • posted a message on Signature Spell Book Gideon
    Quote from Manite »
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    Weird that they picked the objectively worst Gideon for the spellbook.
    Objectively worst? Sounds like someone forgot about Champion of Justice.


    Champion of Justice can get a ton of loyalty counters, and he at least gets indestructible. Although I guess in a format with Path to Exile, that doesn't matter. Champion of Justice is objectively the most boring Gideon, though.

    Note that I didn't call the original Gideon bad, I just think the lack of indestructible makes him more vulnerable than his later cards.


    There are decks where you actually play the Champion of Justice? Because for me it's truly unplayable and with an ugly design. At least the original can actively remove threats and I play him with success in my Atraxa EDH deck since it protect me or my other PW for at least a turn (and it's simply great if I have the general out).
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  • posted a message on Masterpieces
    Where I could find the Full HD art of that Bolas. I kinda need it
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  • posted a message on VorthosCast preview: Despark, Prison Realm
    Quote from Wraithe »
    If Bolas is without a spark what's the need of Ugin to keep company of Bolas of all eternity as a jailer? He can't planeswalk anyway anymore (and also unable to use any sort of magic too apparently). And also why is Ugin trapped forever with Bolas in the realm if he is still a planeswalker?


    Where is it stated that Ugin stays trapped in the Meditation Realm with Bolas?


    Somebody said that the book of War said so.
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  • posted a message on Card Kingdom Spoilers: Mana Geode, Guild Globe, Gateway Plaza, Prismite
    I like how this set if full of strictly better classic cards. Before we got the strictly better Naturalize and now the strictly better Manalith
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  • posted a message on VorthosCast preview: Despark, Prison Realm
    If Bolas is without a spark what's the need of Ugin to keep company of Bolas of all eternity as a jailer? He can't planeswalk anyway anymore (and also unable to use any sort of magic too apparently). And also why is Ugin trapped forever with Bolas in the realm if he is still a planeswalker?
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  • posted a message on Wedge Preview Card - Price of Betrayal
    I hate so much this thing doesn't hit enchantments. And of course, god forbid if we have a way to heal from poison counters.
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  • posted a message on Command the Dreadhorde (Carlos Romao Spoiler, fully revealed)
    Am i the only one unimpressed by this card?
    Reanimating more than 2 creatures with this looks like a suicide. Reanimating 2 or less looks like a waste 6 mana.


    In EDH is worth the risk. You have lot of lifes to invest for sources from all graveyards at your choice. Also, being able to resurrect also PWs I can assure you is no joke. I saw people conceding only because saw enough PWs in my board at the same time. Six mana is an absolutely fair cost imho.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Command the Dreadhorde (Carlos Romao Spoiler, fully revealed)
    Liliana is one of the good guys,


    No, she forcely become one of the "good guys", because again, of bad writing. She didn't start as a good guy at all.
    She joined the gatewatch exclusively because it was convenient for her personal agenda of getting rid of the demons, she never gave a ***** about the multiverse fate at all. (You can see in her Oath of Liliana card how much she cares about that)
    She never been inherently evil, but she absolutely was the quintessence of selfishness incarnate. She wouldn't give a **** of everything and anything after becoming a Planeswalker (which was having the power and immortality of an oldwalker at that time)

    The family who got killed in the trailer looked like her and her brother when they were younger and made her decide that living wasn't worth the damage she was causing.


    I will never believe that a woman that literally made a deal with the Devil (Bolas and 4 demons exactly) to be immortal, because has a freaking terror and complex of death, would just throw away what she fought for her entire life...which is, exactly her life in this case.

    The real Liliana I always knew would had wait to find a way to escape without exposing herself this way.
    She acted based on emotional and morale impulse sacrifing herself like any random monowhite character

    Maybe the only one person she really cared in the whole life except herself is her brother, true. I could see Liliana risking or even sacrificing her life for him, if that could reverse tha spell that corrupted him.
    But Liliana completely losing her marbles just because of a random family that bites it because is in the middle of the casualty of a war? Are we really talking of the same Liliana that saw thousands of death and never gave a ***** of anybody? No, dude, this is all bull-***** to me.
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  • posted a message on Leak Gideon (story spoiler)
    Quote from Huaojozu »
    The Immortal Sun is probably still active when Gideon dies so he can't really planeswalk to Theros at that point. Of course, I have no idea how Theros souls behave when not actually on Theros...


    No, the Immortal Sun get already destroyed by Chandra at that point.
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  • posted a message on Leak Gideon (story spoiler)
    Quote from idSurge »
    So the happily ever after ending is real after all.
    This story is a utter trash.
    Apocalypse and Time Spirale are masterpieces of drama and tragedy compared to this.
    This war was a joke the whole time.


    This at least makes sense, as Theros has an afterlife. I'm not upset by it. This is the logical conclusion of his arc.


    Changing out of nowhere conveniently to a plane where there is a heaven the last minute you know you are going to die seems to me the most horrible way to force a happy ending to me.
    Urza, Venser, Gerrard....they are in no heaven. They have no consciousness, they are truly lost forever into an eternal nothingness.
    Gideon is just a happy spirit of nyx now. It's totally irrelevant that is dead, if you have a consciousness as a ghost you are not truly death in this game. He even got a better fate of Elspeth, and that's another character that can lazily be resurrected in any moment for plot conveniences.
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  • posted a message on Leak Gideon (story spoiler)
    So the happily ever after ending is real after all.
    This story is a utter trash.
    Apocalypse and Time Spirale are masterpieces of drama and tragedy compared to this.
    This war was a joke the whole time.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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