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5th Jan '18 1:31:18 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Nicol Bolas and his [[spoiler:corruption of Amonkhet]]. The people of an entire plane erased save for the infants; the corruption of its Gods; the perversion of the traditions of Amonkhet, all for the (so far known) purpose [[spoiler:of creating an army of powerful undead to serve him on later conquests.]] Nicol Bolas is the BiggerBad of the series, there is no doubt about that, and is already a CompleteMonster. But the moment he becomes [[BigBad The Big Bad]] for "Amonkhet", he doesn't just go even further down the "moral event horizon"; he '''becomes''' the Singularity at its center.

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** Nicol Bolas and his [[spoiler:corruption of Amonkhet]]. The people of an entire plane erased save for the infants; the corruption of its Gods; the perversion of the traditions of Amonkhet, all for the (so far known) purpose [[spoiler:of creating an army of powerful undead to serve him on later conquests.]] Nicol Bolas is the BiggerBad of the series, there is no doubt about that, and is already a CompleteMonster. But the moment he becomes [[BigBad The Big Bad]] for "Amonkhet", he doesn't just go even further down the "moral event horizon"; he '''becomes''' the Singularity at its center.conquests]].



** The Reprint Policy, featuring the Reserve List: cards that can't be reprinted ever again, not even with another name. This was originally done to protect secondary market prices on certain older cards; now kept pretty much only due to promissory estoppel laws that would punish them if they broke it. Many people gripe about it because it prevents reprintings of several cards that would be average power under current metagame conditions, like [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=1637 Thunder Spirit]], while not preventing several powerful cards that weren't rare from being reprinted...which Wizards has done with cards like [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=247533 Sol Ring]] and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=193867 Demonic Tutor]]. Wizards also ran into trouble when they tried to exploit a loophole in the original policy wording which allowed them to reprint reserve list cards as foils; they eventually closed that loophole in deference to the collectors, breaking the base even further.
** ''Portal: Three Kingdoms'' gets a lot of hate from players in the Americas and Europe because it never saw wide release in those regions. Not helped by how utterly expensive some of the cards in the set are as a result of limited printings.
** On the story side, while it's certainly not ''universal'', Jace has attracted an increasingly loud and vocal HateDom on the internet as he was pushed into higher and higher prominence in successive sets. It doesn't help that his most iconic card was a TierInducedScrappy that was horribly unfun to play against.
** The Gatewatch. While the individual members aren't very hated themselves, Jace aside, the Gatewatch team has become very much hated, mostly for taking up far too much of the spotlight from the planes and their inhabitants, the supposed main focus of the sets. It certainly doesn't help that many consider the writing quality of the stories featuring the Gatewatch to be far inferior to the stories not featuring them, and that many have cynically noted that they only came into being after the popularity of ''[[MarvelCinematicUniverse The Avengers]]'' and the deal for a ''Magic'' movie. Eventually, probably due to negative feedback, Wizards decided to put less focus on the Gatewatch than before starting with Hour of Devestation.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot[=/=]WhatMightHaveBeen: TheReveal that the force pulling the strings in Innistrad (which was 'hinted' at all throughout ''Shadows over Innistrad'') was, in fact, [[EldritchAbomination the Eldrazi]]. [[CaptainObviousReveal This was a complete non-surprise]], as the previous block was ''all about fighting the Eldrazi'' and [[ChekhovsGunman they went our of their way to mention that one of the Titans was missing]]. If the return to Innistrad happened has happened ''before'' the return to Zendikar, this would have been an incredible surprise. As it stands, it didn't take a psychic to [[IKnewIt figure it out]].

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot[=/=]WhatMightHaveBeen: TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: TheReveal that the force pulling the strings in Innistrad (which was 'hinted' at all throughout ''Shadows over Innistrad'') was, in fact, [[EldritchAbomination the Eldrazi]]. [[CaptainObviousReveal This was a complete non-surprise]], as the previous block was ''all about fighting the Eldrazi'' and [[ChekhovsGunman they went our of their way to mention that one of the Titans was missing]]. If the return to Innistrad happened has happened ''before'' the return to Zendikar, this would have been an incredible surprise. As it stands, it didn't take a psychic to [[IKnewIt figure it out]].
5th Jan '18 1:27:21 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* MistakenForSubculture: Jace is frequently assumed to be an {{emo}} by players who aren't heavily invested in the story.
* MoralDissonance: [[IDidWhatIHadToDo Koth]]'s actions during the ''Scars of Mirrodin'' storyline. He seems to view Venser and Elspeth as minions rather than allied planeswalkers. [[spoiler:Encasing Venser's head in rock to force him to come to Mirrodin would have been bad enough, but then he sank Elspeth in rock up to her waist, behind enemy lines, with nothing but a rock wall to protect her from a spellbomb detonation and the Phyrexian Horrors.]]
27th Nov '17 1:14:52 PM Yendor
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** With the ''Unstable'' set, it becomes an AscendedMeme, as it gets paired with the ridiculously overpowered Storm mechanic in the card Crow Storm.
19th Nov '17 6:00:42 PM MisterTambourineMan
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** Jace Beleren. Some people are fine with his multiple appearances in both card form and plot form, others remember the days where Jace the Mind Sculptor dominated every format and hate every incarnation of Jace since. It doesn't help that Jace has been a main character in the last three major storylines, causing many fans to feel like he has overstayed his welcome.

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** Jace Beleren. Some people are fine with his multiple appearances in both card form and plot form, others remember the days where Jace the Mind Sculptor dominated every format and hate every incarnation of Jace since. It doesn't help that Jace has been a main character in the last three several major storylines, causing many fans to feel like he has overstayed his welcome.
14th Nov '17 9:03:01 PM NineTailedCat
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* HilariousInHindsight: [[http://www.artofmtg.com/art/saheelis-artistry-promo/ The September 2016 promotional art for Saheeli's Artistry]] depicts Saheeli making several cat constructs. When ''Aether Revolt'' was released four months later, it introduced the Felidar Guardian, which strongly resembles the cats in the promo art and has an unintended combo letting Saheeli make infinite copies of it.
29th Oct '17 12:28:59 PM Xythos
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* CreepyAwesome: Old Phyrexia started the trend and now New Phyrexia is running on this. Not only they turned Mirrodin into a hive-minded world that runs on Uncanny Valley, they have managed to compleat ''angels''. And we love them for it.


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* VillainSue: Nicol Bolas is often accused of being this. While the other villains (including the most popular ones) are powerful and sometimes victorious, they do share the spotlight and are known to have relevant weak points -- even the Praetors, who are currently controlling Mirrodin, are lacking in unity. Nicol Bolas, however, is being shoehorned ''everywhere'', always getting the upper hand, becoming oh so monstruous without much CharacterDevelopment and turning out to be the mastermind behind each and every machination taking place in the Multiverse, to the point that his involvement has become TheUntwist for many.
26th Sep '17 1:55:47 PM AtmosBlitzer
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** Nahiri. One side argues that, after being forced to use her plane, Zendikar, to seal away the Eldrazi, she did not deserve to be dismissively ignored and stuffed in the Helvault by Sorin, which she believes allowed Zendikar to be destroyed by the Eldrazi. The other side argues that this doesn't justify luring Emrakul to Innistrad, resulting in the deaths, insanity, and mutation of thousands of people.
7th Sep '17 2:20:39 PM Carliro
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** Ixalan as a whole. Yes, it is a plane designed for your inner twelve year old, with dinosaurs, pirates, merfolk and vampire ''conquistadores'' duking it out in overthetop ways. Yes, it's still awesome.
19th Aug '17 10:00:44 AM HighCrate
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* HilariousInHindsight: A lot of the characterization of post-retcon Nissa is similar to that of the fan character Daneera from ''Fanfic/TheWarOfTheWheel'', written ''years'' earlier.
9th Aug '17 9:40:48 PM NineTailedCat
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* FanNickname: The Guildwatch? You mean "The Jace-tice League"
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