Noaqiyeum, you're just plain wrong about the Eldrazi. Everything
I stated about them has been stated explicitly
not on the cards, but in the books, the long articles on the Wizards of the Coast website, etc. The cards are just the tip of the iceberg in Magic: The Gathering
fiction. Magic has novels, comic books, online articles, and other material written by the Creative department going back over a decade. All
of it is canon, even when it (repeatedly, stupidly) contradicts itself*
. So no, I didn't make any of that up. They're all stated explicitly
by the fiction writers who work for Wizards. You might be unfamiliar with anything beyond the cards, but all of that material does actually exist. Everything I mentioned is Magic canon.
Also, Eldrazi aren't robots. They aren't artifacts. They're pretty clearly distinguished from artifacts by having their own special card frame which has never been used before or since. I honestly don't see how the limited, gameplay-first mechanics in a card game could depict their otherworldliness the way long purple prose can — aside from just not giving them cards at all.
Your argument boils down to "No paintings and writings depict a human physically encountering them outside the universe where humans can't exist anyway, so therefore it's just an Informed Ability
that they're from outside reality." and "No paintings depict what is obviously an Eldrazi in an obviously invisible, non-physical form
, so they must always have had visible bodies." Frankly, I think your argument goes far beyond silly.
Did Lovecraft every describe human beings literally exiting the entire universe to visit the whatevers in their native habitat, and surviving outside of all time and space long enough to observe them "there"? Did he ever paint this invisible non-location outside of time and space? Unless the answer is "yes," your impossible requirement excludes every example, including the Trope Namers
and Trope Codifiers
Despite this, the Magic canon does
(attempt to) describe planeswalkers encountering them, in non-physical form, outside of reality. It just doesn't involve paintings of the Blind Eternities, and rarely uses purple prose.
edited 2nd Apr '12 1:08:36 PM by ArcadesSabboth
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