Quote from SecretInfiltrator »Re: Venser.
Bringing back a character that has died a meaningful death, is not exactly as shocking as affecting a character during their spotlight episode.
It's reducing the impact of death.
Quote from Rainbow Sun »Maybe she subverts Jin as the Blue Praetor.
"Remember the legendary creatures leading the guilds? Half of them get killed of to get replaced by planeswalkers." wasn't that popular a move that I want them to repeat it in every power structure we have, to be honest.
My point is just "Do something interesting and meaningful with this." The specific examples were just off-the-cuff thoughts on where it could go.
Shock value alone doesn't count for much.
Quote from lookingupanddown »Except Venser's corpse doesn't have his spark (Karn has it) and isn't even on New Phyrexia anymore.
Okay so...lets say clone secret agent (Phyrexians have done this before), with someone else's spark(some unnamed walker we don't care about). Everyone is all OMG Venser is back like whaaaa???? and then ya know, turns out to be a secret sleeper phyrexian.
I'm not saying these are the greatest ideas, only that now that MTG has opened up the gates to "phyrexians with souls" and therefore "phyrexian walkers" there's a lot of room to play with this beyond "oh they killed someone we kinda care about but noone who will really change the product sales."