Quote from Faruel »Maybe we have a 4-Faction setting in Kaldheim? I mean we have some evidence for that. 4 MDFC-Lands and the leaked figures were a Wolf, Snake, Odin-Like dude and an Winged Woman. I believe that Ixalan was like that. Vampire, Pirates, Merfolk and Humans.
Quote from Tiro of Meletis »To be fair, Viven is actually the worst character in MTG. Although only Vorthos know that. I remember celebrating her depiction in Zack Stella art and thinking she had this amazing story of a lost home, hoping she would get revenge on Bolas someday, only to get a righteous eco-terrorist that only drove my criticism of OP Planeswalkers further by single-handedly leveling an entire advanced city of powerful vampire mages. Mages that are capable of conquering an entire continent and crossing an ocean to hold their own on another, but an whole city of them couldn't handle one person.
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Not exactly. Characters experience undeserved and unearned fortune all the time and that's not a problem.
Quote from Decadent_Creed »Professor X is the only one who can stop Magneto with his helmet off. Oh I guess he's a Mary Sue because he has a special power and it saves the day.
King Arthur is the only one who can pull the sword from the stone and lead the people to victory. He must be a Mary Sue too.
Luke Skywalker becomes super strong and can basically do no wrong in the original trilogy. Mary Sue.
James Bond might as well be named Double Oh Sue because he's a big old Mary Sue.
Michael Jordan in Space Jam? More like Mary Sue Jordan.
Hercules? I think you mean Suecules.
Bruce Willis in Die Hard? Mary Sue. Only special boy Bruce Willis can beat the terrorists because special boy Bruce Willis is just so much better than other cops or the FBI.
Quote from Decadent_Creed »Wait now I'm confused. Is she a bad person because of all her flaws or is she literally a flawless character because she's a Mary Sue? And don't you think it's a little silly to just use the term Mary Sue to describe a female character you don't like? Why not just call her a Karen too if these words have lost all meaning?
Quote from Decadent_Creed »You're acting like this scenario is unique to Kaya and the Obzedat as opposed to the poor writing found all throughout the Magic storyline. I mean wasn't that kind of what happened when they wrapped up Battle for Zendikar block? A group of tweens managed to hold hands and then use a BIG FIREBALL to beat imperceptible extraplanar entities that destroy worlds? Then there's Innistrad 2. Was Lili and her high school friends holding off Emrakul with the chain veil until the eldrazi decided to jump in the moon for no reason better writing? Vraska killed a guild leader no problem and without much pomp and circumstance but no one really complains about that. Why is it only Kaya's dumb story you guys have a problem with? There's plenty of dumb stories to whinge about but this minor point in the last Ravnica block sure is getting an undue amount of focus.
Quote from Xeruh »Something tells me you must not like almost any form of fiction, as “guy more powerful than protagonist still loses” is hardly original to Magic, nor is “protagonist has a unique power”.
Quote from Xeruh »In general just can’t agree with that stance. If what happened with the Obzedat is too easy then you really are just setting it up so Legendary creatures are infinitely more powerful than Walkers, which is absurd.
Quote from Werewolf_Rawr »So who cares? The few like me that are still around that don't appreciate lazy, power house, self-contained cards.
Quote from Ryperior74 »once the next turn hits....JUST PLAY ANYTHING WITH MONARCH ABILITY!
Quote from seilaoque »Jared is overflowing with flavor.
unfortunately he's BAD... I mean, really, really bad.
you pay 3 mana for a vanilla 3/3 that will make someone else draw a card....
and when you're finally able to hit the monarch with a creature he's still arguably worse than Stormwild Capridor
man, this is a sad day for me. hahahah
Quote from boombox_smk »Obviously this goes in an Esper list with Underworld Dreams and Tainted Remedy. Some Vision Skeins, maybe some Megrim + Delirium Skeins.