History Analysis / MagicTheGathering

6th Feb '16 8:43:30 PM nombretomado
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* Mark Rosewater lists [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Rupert Giles]], [[{{Cheers}} Cliff Clavin]], [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Captain Jean-Luc Picard]], and [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Beast]] as prime examples of white-blue heroes.
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* Mark Rosewater lists [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Rupert Giles]], [[{{Cheers}} [[Series/{{Cheers}} Cliff Clavin]], [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Captain Jean-Luc Picard]], and [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Beast]] as prime examples of white-blue heroes.
31st Jan '16 4:00:22 AM jormis29
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* [[VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}} Father Balder]] in ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'', apropriate considering how is daughter is (see her below in Black-Red). His basic motivation is to re-make reality by ressurecting [[{{God}} Jubileus]], marrying Blue's desire for perfection (Father Balder himself is implied to be a perfectionist) with White's desire for order and peace (the latter is stated in ''Bloody Fate''). He is a manipulative, calculating, cunning bastard not at all dissimilar to canon Azorius villains like Augustin IV (as well as another example dictated by [[WordOfGod Mark Rosewater]], [[spoiler:[[Comicbook/{{Watchmen}} Ozymandias]]]], and as an added bonus, he's a pretentious fanatic who rambles on and on about his philosophy). [[spoiler:This is his older, corrupted self, however. His younger, truer self is recorded below in Red-White.]]
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* [[VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}} Father Balder]] in ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'', apropriate considering how is daughter is (see her below in Black-Red). His basic motivation is to re-make reality by ressurecting [[{{God}} Jubileus]], marrying Blue's desire for perfection (Father Balder himself is implied to be a perfectionist) with White's desire for order and peace (the latter is stated in ''Bloody Fate'').''[[Anime/BayonettaBloodyFate Bloody Fate]]''). He is a manipulative, calculating, cunning bastard not at all dissimilar to canon Azorius villains like Augustin IV (as well as another example dictated by [[WordOfGod Mark Rosewater]], [[spoiler:[[Comicbook/{{Watchmen}} Ozymandias]]]], and as an added bonus, he's a pretentious fanatic who rambles on and on about his philosophy). [[spoiler:This is his older, corrupted self, however. His younger, truer self is recorded below in Red-White.]]
22nd Dec '15 12:11:21 PM Discar
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Mary Sue and most of its subtropes are Flame Bait.
* [[MyImmortal Ebony/Enoby Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way]] is Black/Red all over. She was probably meant to be the independent, heroic version of the colour, but her utter selfishness and stupidity makes her an epic AntiSue.
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* [[MyImmortal Ebony/Enoby Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way]] is Black/Red all over. She was probably meant to be the independent, heroic version of the colour, but her utter selfishness and stupidity makes her an epic AntiSue.a terror.
16th Dec '15 7:27:01 AM Nefisis
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The end result is that White, while caring about the community, has little concern for the individual, sacrificing freedom for peace (hence, systems like fascism and communism are essentially White in nature). White will even sacrifice individuals for the sake of the group; at the extremes of the colorís actions, an individual may be forced to make a great sacrifice so that two other people will be a little better off. In addition, because it sees its philosophy as not merely superior but ''morally correct'', it is also essentially xenophobic, and willingly destroys those that oppose it. White is the colour most interested in spreading its philosophy -- for lack of a better term, itís evangelical -- and depending on the society in question, it may either do so by converting other people to its cause through diplomacy, or by eliminating even nonviolent outliers that refuse to accede to its hegemony.
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The end result is that White, while caring about the community, has little concern for the individual, sacrificing freedom for peace (hence, systems like fascism and communism are essentially White in nature). White will even sacrifice individuals for the sake of the group; at the extremes of the colorís actions, an individual may be forced to make a great sacrifice so that two other people will be a little better off. In addition, because it sees its philosophy as not merely superior but ''morally correct'', White feels like it is also essentially xenophobic, has the right and the duty to impose his philosophy on others, and willingly destroys destroy those that oppose it. White is the colour most interested in spreading its philosophy -- for lack of a better term, itís evangelical -- and depending on the society in question, it may either do so by converting other people to its cause through diplomacy, or by eliminating even nonviolent outliers that refuse to accede to its hegemony.
1st Dec '15 7:38:46 PM nombretomado
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* Bucky Katt From ''GetFuzzy'' is a creature driven by largely by a combination of selfishness, impulse, and his own animal instincts.
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* Bucky Katt From ''GetFuzzy'' ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'' is a creature driven by largely by a combination of selfishness, impulse, and his own animal instincts.
29th Nov '15 8:51:49 AM CyberTiger88
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26th Nov '15 10:08:19 AM TClaymore
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Forgot extra reason for white.
* One of the odder examples has to be Sans, from ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}''. During the Pacifist storyline, he's more or less mono-red, just being a lazy jokester more interested in slacking off and making friends with the protagonist than anything else. A hint of his interest in morality shows when he judges the protagonist's actions throughout the game, which would leave him at red/white...unless [[spoiler:the protagonist persists in a No Mercy run, in which case Sans decides he [[AwakeningTheSleepingGiant can't afford not to care any more]] and unleashes [[CombatPragmatist every single dirty trick in the book]] in one last-ditch attempt to frustrate the protagonist into giving up.]]
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* One of the odder examples has to be Sans, from ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}''. During the Pacifist storyline, he's more or less mono-red, just being a lazy jokester more interested in slacking off and making friends with the protagonist than anything else. A hint of his interest in morality shows when he [[spoiler:confesses that the only reason he didn't kill the protagonist was due to a promise he made to Toriel and]] judges the protagonist's actions throughout the game, which would leave him at red/white...unless [[spoiler:the protagonist persists in a No Mercy run, in which case Sans decides he [[AwakeningTheSleepingGiant can't afford not to care any more]] and unleashes [[CombatPragmatist every single dirty trick in the book]] in one last-ditch attempt to frustrate the protagonist into giving up.]]
26th Nov '15 10:06:18 AM TClaymore
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* One of the odder examples has to be Sans, from ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}''. During the Pacifist storyline, he's more or less mono-red, just being a lazy jokester more interested in slacking off and making friends with the protagonist than anything else. A hint of his interest in morality shows when he judges the protagonist's actions throughout the game, which would leave him at red/white...unless [[spoiler:the protagonist persists in a No Mercy run, in which case Sans decides he [[AwakeningTheSleepingGiant can't afford not to care any more]] and unleashes [[CombatPragmatist every single dirty trick in the book]] in one last-ditch attempt to frustrate the protagonist into giving up.]]
5th Nov '15 4:05:58 AM Whirlwind10
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* Unalaq, the Book 2 villain of [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra The Legend of Korra]], is pure, perfect Black/Green. A highly spiritual man, he seeks to "take back the physical world" with all its progress, technology, and shallow materialism and reunite it with the spirit world, as it used to be long ago. He values tradition, spiritualism, and what he sees as a natural order tragically lost in modern times. On the other hand, he is also a power-hungry and selfish individual who seeks to merge with the Spirit of Darkness in order to bring this restoration about (and he backstabs almost everyone else around him at some point or another). Unalaq also harnesses dark power to corrupt spirits and bend them toward his aims. His philosophies and goals are very Green, but his character and the means he uses to attain his ends are solid Black.
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* Unalaq, the Book 2 villain of [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra The Legend of Korra]], is pure, perfect Black/Green. A highly spiritual man, man (and the tribal chief of a highly spiritual people), he seeks to "take back the physical world" with all its progress, technology, and shallow materialism and reunite it with the spirit world, as it used to be long ago. He values tradition, spiritualism, and what he sees as a natural order tragically lost in modern times. On the other hand, he is also a selfish and power-hungry and selfish individual who seeks plans to merge with the Spirit of Darkness in order to bring this restoration about (and he backstabs almost nearly everyone else around him at some point or another). Unalaq also harnesses dark power to corrupt spirits and bend them toward his aims. His philosophies and goals are very Green, but his character and the means he uses to attain his ends are solid Black.
5th Nov '15 4:00:49 AM Whirlwind10
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* Unalaq, the Book 2 villain of [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra The Legend of Korra]], is pure, perfect Black/Green. A highly spiritual man, he seeks to "take back the physical world" with all its progress, technology, and shallow materialism and reunite it with the spiritual realm, as it used to be long ago. He values tradition, spiritualism, and what he sees as a natural order tragically lost in modern times. On the other hand, he is also a power-hungry and selfish individual who seeks to merge with the Spirit of Darkness in order to bring this restoration about (and he backstabs almost everyone else around him at some point or another). Unalaq also harnesses dark power to corrupt spirits and bend them toward his aims. His philosophies and goals are very Green, but his character and the means he uses to attain his ends are solid Black.
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* Unalaq, the Book 2 villain of [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra The Legend of Korra]], is pure, perfect Black/Green. A highly spiritual man, he seeks to "take back the physical world" with all its progress, technology, and shallow materialism and reunite it with the spiritual realm, spirit world, as it used to be long ago. He values tradition, spiritualism, and what he sees as a natural order tragically lost in modern times. On the other hand, he is also a power-hungry and selfish individual who seeks to merge with the Spirit of Darkness in order to bring this restoration about (and he backstabs almost everyone else around him at some point or another). Unalaq also harnesses dark power to corrupt spirits and bend them toward his aims. His philosophies and goals are very Green, but his character and the means he uses to attain his ends are solid Black.
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