Quote from NZB2323 »Quote from ryuplaneswalker »Quote from Vandar »Hopefully Bolas is triumphant. Gideon dies trying to use The Blackblade, all the other walkers lose their sparks and Bolas ascends.
Would be so sweet!
Oh yeah, lets just kill off all the face characters of the game, most of which are actually popular outside of places like this who hate on every planeswalker that shows up for one block. That is totally a good hook to go with now that we got our Shocklands sales bump.
Game of Thrones has proven that you can have successful fantasy storytelling and characters dying. It’s boring to have the same characters in the story over and over and over again with them facing death-defying odds all the time and always escaping with little more than scratches.
Game of Thrones is also a vastly different story than magic, Game of Thrones also gets very long in the tooth focusing on certain character plots and being "grim and gritty" to the point where it actively drags the plot to a screeching halt, and quite frankly we have had all of one real story arc's worth of plot since BFZ began.
Yes Gideon is kinda flat, but he spent the 5 years after he was introduced as a character being stuck in the Black Hole of Zendikar's plot, with a non-nonsensical appearance as a guest on Ravnica. Kamahl started the same way in Oddessy, and then he had 6 books worth of plot to actually develop. Gideon has had the focus on him to develop as a character for all of..Dominaria? where he had to share the spotlight with The Weatherlight crew.
The Obsession that this forum has had with "THE GATEWATCH MUST DIE" has been a thing since the Gatewatch has started, it has nothing to do with "them defying the odds" and you lot blaming them for being everything "wrong" with Magic's Plot.