Quote from Caranthir »Quote from Firebead_elvenhair »You know, I find it very ironic that (around 15 years ago, time flies...) they created all the Mending story just to have a lore coherent way of printing Planeswalker as "lesser" beings, and we are now at the point where they have put on a card the most powerful of the old walkers without any lore justification...
The Urza card is an absolute flavor win, the use of meld to really join his mortal form AND the stones like in the story is probably the best representation we could wish for, the card is strong as you would expect from Urza, and, last but not least, we already got a ****load of oldwalkers in the previous products (Freyalise, Windgrace, Szat, Serra), including Jeska last year, who was, hands down, by her unique nature the second most powerful non-elder dragon walker ever, second only to Urza...all being said that they represent a facet of the oldwalker's power.
So what is the problem and irony now? Where is the "without any lore justification" - when being included in the best possible set and best possible card representation?
Nope, the "summoning" process of Urza is correct and very flavorful. What I meant is that the Mending was introduced in the lore as a way to finally be able to print PW cards... a lore justification that has now become not necessary anymore, since - as you said - they started printing oldwalkers cards without problems. The justification that what is on a card is 'just a facet' of their real power doesn't seem very convincing to me, more an 'excuse' to be able to printing oldwalkers cards... Something that, as Mullornis said, makes the Mending now unnecessarily to have PW cards.