It's Alive!!! Winners Posted

How many known MtG characters are actually dead in the canon? Below is a list of known dead legends of the planes of Magic.

R.I.P. Yawgmoth, Mishra, Urza, most of Urza's compatriots, Xantcha, Barrin + his family [Rayne + Hanna], Ashnod, Gix, Leshrac, Volrath, Crovax, Selenia, Tsabo-Tavoc, Glacian + Rebbec, Gerrard, Orim, Ertai, Mirri, Rofellos, Starke, Memnarch, Jeska, Bosh, Ixidor, Kamahl, Chainer, Konda, Toshiro Umezawa, Savra, Momir Vig, Agrus Kos (But he's a ghost now), Grand Arbiter Augistin IV, Razia, Szadek (also ghost), Sisters of Stone Death (all but one), Oona, Colfenor, Malfegor, Jazal Goldmane, Raksha Golden Cub, Mikaeus, Taysir, Kristina, Tevesh Szat, Commodore Guff, Freyalise, Venser, Leshrac, Serra
Is Minotaur walker alive, Sandruu or something? Feroz, Bo Levar ...

Damn, that' a lot of dead people.

Possibly, but probably dead; Lim-Dûl, Elspeth, Xenagos

Your challenge is to bring them back alive, to fit into the planes of modern magic... I understand with the release of Modern Horizon; Urza, and Serra are technically brought back, but that is just for legacy story, not actual resurrection.

One Stipulation, they must have an undead creature type (Skeleton, Spirit, Zombie, etc.) to accompany the others you wish to add.

Do your best to keep them somewhat close to their original incarnations. But, get creative too.

Prizes
3rd place winner will get 3 favorites and mentioned in the hall of fame!
2nd place winner will get 4 favorites and mentioned in the hall of fame!
1st place winner will get 5 favorites, a months subscription, and mentioned in the hall of fame!

If there is enough entries, there may be honorable mentions as well. Each honorable mentions will get 2 favorites!

ALL entries that place or get an honorable mention will get an automatic favorite from me so you can choose other cards you would like to be favorited as your reward!

Deadline for entries is end of the month. 19/07/31

Comments

  • This is an example I made a while back...
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    Agrus Kos has worked with the Boros, Azorius, and the Orzhov. I thought it would be appropriate for him to be able to play with all the colors as long as they all have white.

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    There was no coverage of Mikaeus in Shadows Over Innistrad or Eldritch Moon, which prompts my ideas.

    Actual lore: When Mikaeus was killed, Geralf divulged his whereabouts to Liliana, who found him and raised him as a zombie. When Thalia found him, she decreed for him to be buried, which Liliana found quite rude, and resurrected him again.

    Lore theory: Once Liliana left Innistrad, Thalia hired somebody (Perhaps a planeswalker like Arlinn or Sorin) to kill Mikaeus again. When he did die, his ties with the unlife kept his spirit lingering in the area, and he "possessed" said planeswalker. Then, when the beacon was ignited for the war of the spark, the planeswalker departed for the plane, taking Mikaeus with them. Mik (as the boys call him) found a place in the new debt-free Orzhov Syndicate (as by the decree of Kaya) and held residence among the kind of Teysa and many many spirits.
    When the War of the Spark was over and Niv-Mizzet was instated as the guildpact, Niv was forced to choose a leader for Orzhov. Kaya was gone, and Teysa was too alive, so he set Mikaeus to wander the halls of Orzhov as their guild's leader. Mikaeus now holds a steadfast but non-binding hold over the guild, bolstering its spiritual citizens to destroy any who oppose. Many assassinations of Mikaeus were carried out, but to no avail, as his soul plus his devoted guild members keep him bound to the afterlife.
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  • More Please!
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    During the war against Emrakul and the warped inhabitants of Innistrad who served her, Brisela, a combined eldrazi-abomination of Bruna and Gisela, was struck down by Sigarda, who used Avacyn's spear. Soon after, Emrakul's minions were defeated and the eldrazi titan itself was imprisoned to Innistrad's moon by the Gatewatch. Bruna and Gisela were no more, but their souls eventually returned to the plane. Just as the stars die and are reborn from the dust of the old ones, Bruna's light returned years later to grace Innistrad's lands and night skies. With each rotation of the sun and moon, she serves the good people of Innistrad to atone for the dark sins she committed in her previous life.

    Edit: Adjusted the card's abilities so it would look nicer.
  • Xenegos got ionized. Elspeth is in the underworld of Theros, which means she’s *technically* dead. Even if she is still alive in there, she still counts as being dead because she is there.
  • 5 more days y'all
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    During the war against Emrakul and the warped inhabitants of Innistrad who served her, Brisela, a combined eldrazi-abomination of Bruna and Gisela, was struck down by Sigarda, who used Avacyn's spear. Soon after, Emrakul's minions were defeated and the eldrazi titan herself was imprisoned to Innistrad's moon by the Gatewatch. Bruna and Gisela were no more, but their souls eventually returned to the plane. Just as broken metal is melted and reshaped, Gisela's blade returned years later to vanquish Innistrad's soulless abominations. With each rotation of the sun and moon, she serves the good people of Innistrad to atone for the dark sins she committed in her previous life.
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    Flavor: "Centuries ago, a barbarian lied this rage to rest. His rage was scattered in the one and peace remained. So I decided to stay at the price of this symbol of peace and I'm one with it."
  • Final day for submissions.
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    Sorry this is so late! I've been busy.

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    So what if Sorin truly didn't "unmake" Avacyn, and just kind of put her in a temporary isolation of sorts to help her get her bearings? This would be her resurgance card. I imagine she would want to revive those that are dead for guilt of how she was manipulated by the eldrazis, and exact revenge and justice on those that need it most (in Avacyn's mind, of course. So while she thinks she is healed, there's still a slight tinge bit of madness there.)
  • Judging, winners and rewards tomorrow
  • Alright folks the time has come. It was a hard fought battle, and we have our victors.

    I wish we had more entrants, but I'll take what I got. With that there will be no honorable mentions, however, everyone of you who entered got their entry faved.

    Now, without further ado...

    Third Place

    @EmolgAn, @TenebrisNemo, respectively.

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    I had a really hard time choosing between the two of you, even my algorithm had you guys dead even. I enjoyed the ideas and concepts of both cards, so you both earned a 3rd place appearance.

    Second Place

    @Fyresis

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    I'm a big Orzhov fan, and this card just speaks to me. The lore you put behind the design is clever and intuitive. All in all, a well designed card.

    First Place

    @sorinjace

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    This card is just best in show; balanced, creative, and the lore was well thought out.

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    I applaud you all. Please let me know which cards you would like favorited. @sorinjace, you have also won a months premium, let me know if you wish to gift it to someone, or use it yourself.


  • Wow! Ok cool thanks! Spookoops here is my 5 card fave requests:

    1) https://mtgcardsmith.com/view/helpful-curator
    2) https://mtgcardsmith.com/view/seraphina-the-shepherdess
    3) https://mtgcardsmith.com/view/eden-puppet-master
    4) https://mtgcardsmith.com/view/dead-town
    5) https://mtgcardsmith.com/view/nurturer-of-deep-sea-horrors

    In case you faved one of these already heres 1 more as a substitute:
    https://mtgcardsmith.com/view/parting-waves

    I will pm you about the premium spookoops.

    Congrats to the other winners as well!
  • Oops I suppose I'm a bit late here. Thank you! I put a lot of time into theorizing etc and I do like how it turned out!

    Congrats to everyone else who won as well! All of the submissions look really cool.
    Here are my four:

    https://mtgcardsmith.com/view/archaluse-guilds-bane
    https://mtgcardsmith.com/view/toraseth-the-vindicator-1
    https://mtgcardsmith.com/view/lunar-shards
    https://mtgcardsmith.com/view/topdeckaphobia

    Again, thank you! And well done everyone!
  • @Corwinnn, I believe we are done here, please close-out. Thank you to everyone.
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