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  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion
    Quote from Pollaski »
    Wasn't Jeska on Dominaria when she expired? While Gideon is not on the right plane with the right afterlife... Is it explicitly wrote down that it is an allucination of the last sparks of elettricity in Gid's brain?

    So... Ral was NOT working directly for Bolas... Then the end of the Amonkhet story is proclaimed retconned?


    The book very clearly states Ral WAS working for Bolas, had been for a while, but defected when he realized what Bolas' ends were.


    Okay, I was misled by the "planted idea". Thanks.
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  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion
    Wasn't Jeska on Dominaria when she expired? While Gideon is not on the right plane with the right afterlife... Is it explicitly wrote down that it is an allucination of the last sparks of elettricity in Gid's brain?

    So... Ral was NOT working directly for Bolas... Then the end of the Amonkhet story is proclaimed retconned?
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  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion
    I'll reinsert myself in the discussion, which I see has become more of a critical one...

    I'm not happy with how it turned out, this is not compelling as a story for me.
    About the whole "purpose" of a character I just want to say that the motif of a character is NOT ONLY its origin, but is always in evolution and in motion, the fact Kaya's purpose was fulfilled, does not mean it is expendable. BUT the same can be said in reverse, for real life at least. Our purpose is all-changing and we might not even reach our ending, we might get on another road, or even change our perspective completely, and I like to think modern writing should improve this hyper-realism... as was done in "Lost" (not everything was explained, but so is in real life... Evasion literature does not mean necessarily that it should atrofy our genius of imagination, we can theorize on the unexplained as we do in real life. I think it's extraordinary that we would be capable of doing that from a simple work of fiction). So when we see a Liliana with mysteries unsolved or Tamiyo with children at home, I like to imagine they could die too, leaving unanswered question that may be even addressed in other ways, not involving the original characters, so... Yes, I was counting on the death of many planeswalkers too, not because killing more equals higher quality, but because it would have meant Bolas is still a threat. Let's face it, they call it the most ancient enemy, the biggest baddest... but we can count how many times he won, and they were always midway wins, not definitive ones. An enemy is a threat as long as it is actually a threat. I don't see him as a threat anymore now.

    What could have defined Bolas as a threat is not killing the protagonists, but killing characters we are invested in. For example, Voldemort? Yes, the trio is alive in the end, but we lost Dumbledore, Snape (retroactively loved), some Weasleys or parts of them(I don't care about them actually), Lupin, Sirius, Dobby, Tonks... We got lots of felt deaths.
    Killing around 10 planeswalkers we are invested in could have been a wonderful way to show that other than win some side battles (Amonkhet and Ixalan), Bolas is also a freaking monster. Now I see him as a Gargamel, with a bit of drama...
    And I am even compliant in this, because I would have preferred a God Bolas winning this entire war.
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  • posted a message on The Chain Veil destroyed.
    He was interested in its use, yes, not linked to it though. He has wispered to her since the beginning and will keep on doing that until she finds him (probably her only interest left)...
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  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion
    More than answering me it seems like you are giving yourself hope.;)
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  • posted a message on The Chain Veil destroyed.
    The raven man was not linked to the chain veil.
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  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion
    And we also have now the card of Kytheon in the afterlife... apparently Theros afterlife.
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  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion
    His soul does not get to Theros apparently (at least as far the card goes). What we see is him disintegrating under the power of a magical contract he never signed nor broke up with anyone, that would have normally just aged him until he reached his real age... And it's already super strange...

    EDIT:Ah, wait I get what you mean. That's even worse...
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  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion
    We have basically EVERY card that reference the leaks, we should be allowed now... Or am I wrong?
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  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion
    Quote from Xeruh »
    Depends on how the contract is written. Could just be a “you forfeit your life if you renege” deal in it. While she doesn’t want to become a lich would be kind of poor planning on the part of demons/Bolas to not account for that possibility.

    Well actually Bolas said she would age hundreds of years ina second, getting to ashes... though if they want to retcon this it wouldn't be that difficult, they might decide the ageing process is not related to the years the individual is actually old, but to a fixed number, just for fun... But frankly the plot is a bit bananas...
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  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion
    Okay MAYBE that thing in "Finale of Revelation" can solve one of the plot holes... But was that enormous thing always there? On the meditation realm? Did it inflate recently?
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  • posted a message on Liliana is a Marry Sue
    I don't know anything about Mary Sues or any stereotypes of those kind, just want to make 2 points:
    1. She escaped her all life from the sin she committed, she was ashamed, she felt responsible, and when you give yourself the mask of the sinner and of the butcher, the easiest way to to suffocate your inner turmoil is becoming your mask. Because she was not brave enough to get back home and battle herself, win her own weaknesses and confront her sin. So she run, she acquired power and when it all went down the Mending, what was of her was a prideful husk that hid fairly well the grudge for herself. Then the chain veil appeared: a possible tool to save it all, to free herself and master Death itself. She hoped to abuse it, to get stronger, and even more, to get brave enough to confront everything she left behind. She freed her brother, but did not felt relieved, for she just killed him two times
    2. On Ravnica we have her final step. Black means surviving and winning doing that, what she is doing is the opposite: shine through her self sacrifice. She was the woman of the shortcut, because she always used them: killed the brother, run away; getting old, demonic pact; feeling love, crush her emotions... Everything was a shortcut for her, leading to that bridge on Ravnica, enslaved by a nearly omnipotent dragon, butchering everything, and she knows no one deserves that end, maybe she wore the mask of the killer, but she still knows a sin when she sees one. She had to decide for her survival, the easy shortcut, she would just look everyone get slayed, and then keep on her life suppressing her emotions and serving the big bad guy who in the end wouldn't even need her anymore as a God. It was really an easy choice for Black, survival afterall is the aim, but the pride? She would lose it, but it wouldn't be the first time a black character lose pride. All of the shortcuts she took had the consequences of making her next choice bigger at every step, and on that bridged it's all of her life at the stake: the chain veil, the power and her immortality, all the years she spent searching for it, all the pacts she did, everything she lost and everytime she fell harder for the aim of power. But in the end it doesn't even matter. She looks at the kids dying, she looks at herself, what has become of her, she is a tool to repeat her sins. She knows what's at stake, and she refuses the prize. She decides to confront Bolas, she totally negates herself, her dying could not bring herself peace: she knows souls are eternal, she knows she could be one of those ghost mourning in pain forever, or heaven knows what Bolas could do with her soul... And still she thinks, no more. She is enraged, yes, she might be rushed, but she is not stupid, she knows what she is doing: imagine burning of your own accord, but losing behind decades of searching, decades of plotting to regain power. She throws it all and burns, not thinking of her, because otherwise she would have not chosen that path. She spent her whole life escaping from everything, gaining power, and in the end she finally confronts her sins. She is taking responsibility. I find she really is evolving. In a unexpected way, in even a non-black way, but she is really on fire.

    TL/DR: she fine, she good.
    P.S.:Probably an overstating, redundant review on a character which really isn't that deep? But I think this is a self sacrifice that has nothing to do with pride or ego, saving other lives does not cancel sins, and dying doing that will not make you feel better, it will just physically destroy you, but this is really subjective to me and might be wrong.
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  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion
    And a lot of sad unknown walkers dies in "The Elderspell".
    And said by MaRo, spark-stealing(by the eternals) kills.
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  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion
    Quote from Kman »

    The things in your spoiler tage are the only things left I want to know (since I did see the leaks)
    It really is just those 2 things that dont make much sense. The eternal touch and suck seems a little crazy too

    Yeah, I exaggerated a bit probably, but the other things from the leaks did not seem surprising at all and I gave most of them for sure (from a storytelling point of view)... Apart from the Lazav shenanigan. All things considered, the story does not appease me particularly.
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  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion
    Quote from Xeruh »
    Oh my, I MAY have found the leaks... But if it's all true, it's all ridiculous.


    Seemed pretty sensible to me.



    Then maybe I found the wrong leaks... The transfer of that skill to that other character seems strange. Was it even possible to exchange THOSE 2 PECULIAR conditions?

    If the eternals work like this, it's strange all these planeswalkers are still "sparkful"...

    How did THOSE 2 manage to go THERE if only one of them had a spark? How does even the elder spell works? And if it was SO easy for the eternals to do that, it seems extremely idiotic to not protect yourself in ANY WAY... even a mistakenly falling eternal, an eternal ejected in an explosion or one launched by an enemy could have been the end of the whole plan.
    Mind you, I'm not against this all... I just find difficult to wrap my mind around these specific things...
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