History Analysis / MagicTheGathering

17th May '17 4:38:53 PM Zodiark
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* [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Funny Valentine]], current president of the United States ([[AlternateHistory of Valentine]]), is a perfect example of a White/Blue/Black villain. Intelligent, charismatic, and patriotic to a fault, he showcases both the best and worst of the color trio by harnessing the miraculous power of the Holy Corpse to manipulate karma so America could become a perfect utopia and to honour his deceased father (striving ultimate power, but for the greater good). However, he is willing to do ''anything'' to accomplish his goal, from creating a large-scale conspiracy to condemning every other country on earth by imposing all misfortunes onto them, on the bases that they too would do the same without hesitation (a [[TheCynic Cynic]], KnightTemplar and TheUnfettered rolled into one). [[spoiler: During the climax when a berserk Johnny Joestar by all rights has him in a corner with a gun to his head, he gives off a monologue that doubles as a RousingSpeech and a MotiveRant so passionate that he nearly succeeds in swaying Johnny over to his cause ''[[ManipulativeBastard even after Valentine just killed his best friend mere moments ago]]''. He only finishes him off because he's GenreSavvy enough to consider that Valentine is going to shoot him in the back, not out of any sudden moral qualms, and when all is said and done, Johnny even admits that Valentine may be in the right, or at the least more in the right than [[AntiHero he himself]].]]
9th May '17 10:41:47 PM Zennistrad
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* [[Franchise/StarWars The Jedi Order]] is a paradox of the best and worst traits of this color pair. On the one hand, they have genuinely good intentions in protecting the galaxy from evil and are ''very'' spiritual. But on the other hand, they indoctrinate their members from infancy, in one notorious case getting sued by an initiate's parents after taking her in when her parents were assumed dead, refusing to return her on the grounds that she had been opened to the Force and needed their guidance. They also have a well documented history of conducting [[WellIntentionedExtremist witch hunts]] against Force users that have dissenting opinions on said universal energy field, particularly their ancient enemies, the Sith. Attempting to purge all users of the [[TheDarkSide Dark Side of the Force]] on the grounds that the Dark Side is an aberration that keeps the Force from being in balance. And they're sort of right; [[Creator/GeorgeLucas George Lucas]] has [[WordOfGod himself stated]] that there is no way to walk the middle ground, and those who try to use the Dark Side for whatever reason ultimately fall to it. True Balance, then, is to walk the middle road between the far-reaching Cosmic Force (White, or even arguably White/Blue due to its emphasis on knowledge and divination) and the more down-to-earth nitty-gritty Living Force (Green). That Living Force component also involves Green's instinctual emotional side, hence why the emotion-repressing Order just prior to and during the Clone Wars is actually in a state of Imbalance.

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* [[Franchise/StarWars The Jedi Order]] is a paradox of the best and worst traits of this color pair. On the one hand, they have genuinely good intentions in protecting the galaxy from evil and are ''very'' spiritual. But on the other hand, they indoctrinate their members from infancy, in one notorious case getting sued by an initiate's parents after taking her in when her parents were assumed dead, refusing to return her on the grounds that she had been opened to the Force and needed their guidance. They also have a well documented history of conducting [[WellIntentionedExtremist witch hunts]] against Force users that have dissenting opinions on said universal energy field, particularly their ancient enemies, the Sith. Attempting to purge all users of the [[TheDarkSide Dark Side of the Force]] on the grounds that the Dark Side is an aberration that keeps the Force from being in balance. And they're sort of right; [[Creator/GeorgeLucas George Lucas]] has [[WordOfGod himself stated]] that there is no way to walk the middle ground, and those who try to use the Dark Side for whatever reason ultimately fall to it. True Balance, then, is to walk the middle road between the far-reaching Cosmic Force (White, or even arguably White/Blue due to its emphasis on knowledge and divination) and the more down-to-earth nitty-gritty Living Force (Green). That Living Force component also involves Green's instinctual emotional side, hence why the emotion-repressing Order just prior to and during the Clone Wars is actually in a state of Imbalance.
imbalance.
9th May '17 10:41:26 PM Zennistrad
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* [[Franchise/StarWars The Jedi Order]] is a paradox of the best and worst traits of this color pair. On the one hand, they have genuinely good intentions in protecting the galaxy from evil and are ''very'' spiritual. But on the other hand, they indoctrinate their members from infancy, in one notorious case getting sued by an initiate's parents after taking her in when her parents were assumed dead, refusing to return her on the grounds that she had been opened to the Force and needed their guidance. They also have a well documented history of conducting [[WellIntentionedExtremist witch hunts]] against Force users that have dissenting opinions on said universal energy field, particularly their ancient enemies, the Sith. Attempting to purge all users of the [[TheDarkSide Dark Side of the Force]] on the grounds that the Dark Side is an aberration that keeps the Force from being in balance. And they're sort of right; [[Creator/GeorgeLucas George Lucas]] has [[WordOfGod himself stated]] that there is no way to walk the middle ground, and those who try to use the Dark Side for whatever reason ultimately fall to it. True Balance, then, is to walk the middle road between the far-reaching Cosmic Force (White, or even arguably White/Blue due to its emphasis on knowledge and divination) and the more down-to-earth nitty-gritty Living Force (Green). That Living Force component also involves Green's instinctual emotional side, hence why the emotion-repressing Order just prior to and during the Clone Wars is actually in a state of IMbalance.

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* [[Franchise/StarWars The Jedi Order]] is a paradox of the best and worst traits of this color pair. On the one hand, they have genuinely good intentions in protecting the galaxy from evil and are ''very'' spiritual. But on the other hand, they indoctrinate their members from infancy, in one notorious case getting sued by an initiate's parents after taking her in when her parents were assumed dead, refusing to return her on the grounds that she had been opened to the Force and needed their guidance. They also have a well documented history of conducting [[WellIntentionedExtremist witch hunts]] against Force users that have dissenting opinions on said universal energy field, particularly their ancient enemies, the Sith. Attempting to purge all users of the [[TheDarkSide Dark Side of the Force]] on the grounds that the Dark Side is an aberration that keeps the Force from being in balance. And they're sort of right; [[Creator/GeorgeLucas George Lucas]] has [[WordOfGod himself stated]] that there is no way to walk the middle ground, and those who try to use the Dark Side for whatever reason ultimately fall to it. True Balance, then, is to walk the middle road between the far-reaching Cosmic Force (White, or even arguably White/Blue due to its emphasis on knowledge and divination) and the more down-to-earth nitty-gritty Living Force (Green). That Living Force component also involves Green's instinctual emotional side, hence why the emotion-repressing Order just prior to and during the Clone Wars is actually in a state of IMbalance.
Imbalance.
9th May '17 7:28:39 PM Goblin27
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* [[Franchise/StarWars The Jedi Order]] is a paradox of the best and worst traits of this color pair. On the one hand, they have genuinely good intentions in protecting the galaxy from evil and are ''very'' spiritual. But on the other hand, they indoctrinate their members from infancy, in one notorious case getting sued by an initiate's parents after taking her in when her parents were assumed dead, refusing to return her on the grounds that she had been opened to the Force and needed their guidance. They also have a well documented history of conducting [[WellIntentionedExtremist witch hunts]] against Force users that have dissenting opinions on said universal energy field, particularly their ancient enemies, the Sith. Attempting to purge all users of the [[TheDarkSide Dark Side of the Force]] on the grounds that the Dark Side is an aberration that keeps the Force from being in balance. [[Creator/GeorgeLucas George Lucas]] himself [[WordOfGod has stated]] that it's impossible to walk a middle ground between the Light and Dark Sides, with all who try falling to the Dark Side. [[CriticalResearchFailure Which anyone versed in Zen or Taoism will tell you is complete bullshit.]]

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* [[Franchise/StarWars The Jedi Order]] is a paradox of the best and worst traits of this color pair. On the one hand, they have genuinely good intentions in protecting the galaxy from evil and are ''very'' spiritual. But on the other hand, they indoctrinate their members from infancy, in one notorious case getting sued by an initiate's parents after taking her in when her parents were assumed dead, refusing to return her on the grounds that she had been opened to the Force and needed their guidance. They also have a well documented history of conducting [[WellIntentionedExtremist witch hunts]] against Force users that have dissenting opinions on said universal energy field, particularly their ancient enemies, the Sith. Attempting to purge all users of the [[TheDarkSide Dark Side of the Force]] on the grounds that the Dark Side is an aberration that keeps the Force from being in balance. And they're sort of right; [[Creator/GeorgeLucas George Lucas]] himself has [[WordOfGod has himself stated]] that it's impossible there is no way to walk a the middle ground ground, and those who try to use the Dark Side for whatever reason ultimately fall to it. True Balance, then, is to walk the middle road between the Light far-reaching Cosmic Force (White, or even arguably White/Blue due to its emphasis on knowledge and Dark Sides, with all who try falling to divination) and the Dark Side. [[CriticalResearchFailure Which anyone versed more down-to-earth nitty-gritty Living Force (Green). That Living Force component also involves Green's instinctual emotional side, hence why the emotion-repressing Order just prior to and during the Clone Wars is actually in Zen or Taoism will tell you is complete bullshit.]]
a state of IMbalance.
2nd Mar '17 2:11:26 AM Dragon573
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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 has the right and the duty to impose his philosophy on others, and willingly 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.

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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 has the right and the duty to impose his its philosophy on others, and willingly 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.



Thus, every colour's philosophy is naturally neutral, capable of both good and evil. It is very foolish to assume that some colours are entirely good and others entirely evil, though most do restrict the number of moral alignments within them. For instance, White is always Lawful and Red is always Chaotic.

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Thus, every colour's philosophy is naturally neutral, capable of both good and evil. It is very foolish to assume that some colours are entirely good and others entirely evil, though most do restrict the number of moral alignments within them. For instance, White is always Lawful and Red is always Chaotic.
evil.
1st Mar '17 8:22:06 PM FordPrefect
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* BLUE: Is almost exclusively utilized for its ability to draw cards and counter spells. Blue creatures are usually only good if they allow more spells to be played, not because of their aggressive threat. Despite this, it is generally agreed that blue is the most powerful and influential color. While it may not kill directly, the free/efficient counter spells hampering the enemy and draw-spells digging for your own threats can easily turn the tide of a game. The only notable exception is the Merfolk deck, which is admittedly powerful. Blue also lends itself pretty well to combo decks in general due to its draw spells, but more specifically due to one card in particular, Show and Tell, which allows players to put a card from their hand onto the battlefield (while seemingly symmetrical, this obviously leads to you putting the InfinityPlusOneSword creature you included in your deck onto the field, while they play a generic, if efficient, threat.
* WHITE: in legacy is a jack of all trades. It has the most efficient removal in the game (Swords to Plowshares), and the best board wipes in the game (Terminus). It also features many popular low-costed creatures who's effects range from toolbox (Stoneforge Mystic) to anti-control (Thalia, Guardian of Thraben), to flexible hate (Qasali Pridemage), to efficient bodies (knight of the reliquary). White in combination with green make up the majority of aggressive creatures utilized in legacy.

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* BLUE: Is almost exclusively utilized for its ability to draw cards and counter spells. Blue creatures are usually only good if they allow more spells to be played, not because of their aggressive threat. Despite this, it is generally agreed that blue is the most powerful and influential color. While it may not kill directly, the free/efficient counter spells hampering the enemy and draw-spells digging for your own threats can easily turn the tide of a game. The only notable exception is the Merfolk deck, which is admittedly powerful. Blue also lends itself pretty well to combo decks in general due to its draw spells, but more specifically due to one card in particular, Show and Tell, which allows players to put a card from their hand onto the battlefield (while seemingly symmetrical, this obviously leads to you putting the InfinityPlusOneSword creature you included in your deck onto the field, while they play a generic, if efficient, threat.
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* WHITE: in legacy is a jack of all trades. It has the most efficient removal in the game (Swords to Plowshares), and the best board wipes in the game (Terminus). It also features many popular low-costed creatures who's whose effects range from toolbox (Stoneforge Mystic) Mystic), to anti-control (Thalia, Guardian of Thraben), to flexible hate (Qasali Pridemage), to efficient bodies (knight (Knight of the reliquary).Reliquary). White in combination with green make up the majority of aggressive creatures utilized in legacy.
14th Feb '17 10:57:45 PM DarthWalrus
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* [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Garrosh Hellscream]], is a classic example of a White-Black focus on ''one'' subgroup, in his case, the Orcs of Orgrimmar, and their betterment, at the cost of ''everyone'' and ''everything'' else, and going for the direct, vicious, and ''immediate'' solution of waging war on anyone not aligned to the Horde to take their resources and land by force, and culling any members of the Horde that dare refuse him, as well as allying with whatever force he needs to claim victory [[spoiler: up to and including consorting with the Old God Y'shaarj, and becoming it's WillingChanneler.]]
8th Feb '17 3:35:37 AM Giantleviathan
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* Surprisingly enough, [[Flilm/{{Zootopia}} Judy Hopps]]. While you could argue her desire to be a police officer is a White motive, simply being good doesn't make one White any more than being alive makes one Green. Her primary motivation to join a force is simply curiosity to see if she CAN, a desire to test her potential (A very Blue motivation), and she frequently uses her intellect and wits to overcome her physical disadvantages. Meanwhile, her Black side manifests itself in her Ambition, cunning and surprising ruthlessness ("It's called a hustle, sweetheart.") Finally, Zootopia's ultimate moral: "We can overcome our base instincts to be whoever and whatever we want to be." Is a very Blue/Black moral in that it goes against the very Green mentality of "How you were born is how you were meant to be, and how you will stay. A predator will never be anything BUT a predator."
7th Dec '16 2:55:58 AM PuddleFoot
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** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=420653 Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis]] are a pair of (male) soldiers from the plane of Theros. They are extremely defensive, and also hand out free gifts by letting every player either draw a card or play an extra land. (In fact, the person who controls them gets the short end of that stick; they don't get the "play an extra land" option!)

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** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=420653 Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis]] are a pair of (male) soldiers from the plane of Theros. They are extremely defensive, and also hand out free gifts by letting every player either draw a card or play an extra land. (In fact, the person who controls them actually gets the short end of that stick; they don't get the "play an extra land" option!)both options.)
6th Dec '16 9:39:03 PM slvstrChung
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