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* With the reveal of ''Modern Horizon's'', two of Magic's most iconic classic characters, Urza and Serra, are ''finally'' being given proper cards of their own, [[https://www.mtgsalvation.com/cards/modern-horizons/36050-serra-the-benevolent Serra the Benevolent]], and [[https://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/magic-fundamentals/the-rumor-mill/810225-urza-lord-high-artificer-command-zone-preview Urza, Lord High Artificer]]!

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* With the reveal of ''Modern Horizon's'', two Horizons'', three of Magic's most iconic classic characters, Urza characters--Urza, Yawgmoth, and Serra, are Serra--are ''finally'' being given proper cards of their own, [[https://www.mtgsalvation.com/cards/modern-horizons/36050-serra-the-benevolent Serra the Benevolent]], and [[https://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/magic-fundamentals/the-rumor-mill/810225-urza-lord-high-artificer-command-zone-preview com/cards/modern-horizons/36447-yawgmoth-thran-physician Yawgmoth, Thran Physician]], and [[https://www.mtgsalvation.com/cards/modern-horizons/36378-urza-lord-high-artificer Urza, Lord High Artificer]]!


* The ''Dominaria'' set is continuing the trend now with a gender fluid elf: Hallar, the Firefletcher. And continues crushing it with all of the new, prominent, and powerful women Legendary creatures. In a set that has re-introduced the powerhouse Llanowar Elves into the Metagame, they're only being boosted further by the new Elf legendary: Marwyn, the Nurturer. [[/folder]]

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* The ''Dominaria'' set is continuing the trend now with a gender fluid elf: Hallar, the Firefletcher. And continues crushing it with all of the new, prominent, and powerful women Legendary creatures. In a set that has re-introduced the powerhouse Llanowar Elves into the Metagame, they're only being boosted further by the new Elf legendary: Marwyn, the Nurturer.
* With the reveal of ''Modern Horizon's'', two of Magic's most iconic classic characters, Urza and Serra, are ''finally'' being given proper cards of their own, [[https://www.mtgsalvation.com/cards/modern-horizons/36050-serra-the-benevolent Serra the Benevolent]], and [[https://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/magic-fundamentals/the-rumor-mill/810225-urza-lord-high-artificer-command-zone-preview Urza, Lord High Artificer]]!
[[/folder]]


** On December 7, 2014, Israeli pro Shahar Shenhar accomplished what no other player, not even Finkel or Budde, had pulled off: a successful title defense and becoming the first back-to-back World Champion, defeating Patrick Chapin 3-0 in the finals.



** There is a card, called [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=6 Chaos Orb]], where you flip it into the air and it destroys whatever it lands on. According to [[UrbanLegends popular rumor]], a player ripped a copy of the card into pieces and spread it around the board during a tournament game, destroying pretty much everything. As a result of this tale, the joke set ''Unglued'' featured a card called [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=5712 Chaos Confetti]], a version of Chaos Orb where you ''have'' to rip it up in order to play it.
*** One version of the legend has the opponent getting a judge to disqualify him for this because his deck is one card short.



** To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the game, Wizards have released [[http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/twtw/259 ''Magic's Greatest Moments'']] list, which includes both topdecks mentioned above... and much more.

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** To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the game, game Wizards have released [[http://www.[[https://magic.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/twtw/259 ''Magic's Greatest Moments'']] list, com/en/articles/archive/week-was/twenty-years-along-rail-2013-08-08 ''Twenty Years'']] [[https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/week-was/twenty-years-along-rail-2013-08-09 ''Along the Rail'']], which is basically a list of Magic's greatest moments, includes both topdecks mentioned above... above...and much more.more.
** On December 7, 2014, Israeli pro Shahar Shenhar accomplished what no other player, not even Finkel or Budde, had pulled off: a successful title defense and becoming the first back-to-back World Champion, defeating Patrick Chapin 3-0 in the finals.



* Just about any victory against Faeries back in Lorwyn/Morningtide mini-block which didn't involve Faeries of its own. [[/folder]]

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* Just about any victory against Faeries back in Lorwyn/Morningtide mini-block which didn't involve Faeries of its own.own.
* There is a card called [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=6 Chaos Orb]], where you flip it into the air and it destroys whatever it lands on. According to [[UrbanLegends popular rumor]], a player ripped a copy of the card into pieces and spread it around the board during a tournament game, destroying pretty much everything. As a result of this tale, the joke set ''Unglued'' featured a card called [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=5712 Chaos Confetti]], a version of Chaos Orb where you ''have'' to rip it up in order to play it.
** One version of the legend has a SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfFunny when the opponent gets a judge to disqualify him for this because his deck is one card short.
[[/folder]]



** Another out of universe example, when [[WordOfGod Doug Beyer]] [[http://dougbeyermtg.tumblr.com/post/73492305439/why-kiora-the-crashing-wave-and-not-kiora-atua-why explains why Kiora's surname has been rectified]]. Is there any doubt about WOTC's awesomeness now?
** And, finally, there's an actual story about [[http://www.wizards.com/Magic/magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/ur/285 LGBT romance]].[[spoiler:And, although [[BuryYourGays stereotypically tragic]], it has [[DarkIsNotEvil Black not being evil]] in it as well, so yes.]]
** The ''Dominaria'' set is continuing the trend now with a gender fluid elf: Hallar, the Firefletcher.
** The ''Dominaria'' set also is crushing it with all of the new, prominent, and powerful women Legendary creatures. In a set that has re-introduced the powerhouse Llanowar Elves into the Metagame, they're only being boosted further by the new Elf legendary: Marwyn, the Nurturer.
* And finally, [[http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/uncharted-realms/truth-names-2015-01-28 The Truth Of Names]].

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** Another out of universe example, when [[WordOfGod *[[WordOfGod Doug Beyer]] [[http://dougbeyermtg.tumblr.com/post/73492305439/why-kiora-the-crashing-wave-and-not-kiora-atua-why explains why Kiora's surname has been rectified]]. Is there any doubt about WOTC's awesomeness now?
** And, finally, there's an An actual story about [[http://www.wizards.com/Magic/magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/ur/285 LGBT romance]].[[spoiler:And, although [[BuryYourGays stereotypically tragic]], it has [[DarkIsNotEvil Black not being evil]] in it as well, so yes.]]
** The ''Dominaria'' set is continuing the trend now with a gender fluid elf: Hallar, the Firefletcher.
** The ''Dominaria'' set also is crushing it with all of the new, prominent, and powerful women Legendary creatures. In a set that has re-introduced the powerhouse Llanowar Elves into the Metagame, they're only being boosted further by the new Elf legendary: Marwyn, the Nurturer.
* And finally, [[http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/uncharted-realms/truth-names-2015-01-28 The Truth Of Names]].



** Compounding the inclusion of a heroic, non-tragic transgender character; [[http://dougbeyermtg.tumblr.com/post/112727174244/hi-doug-reading-the-new-uncharted-realms-i-felt#notes Beyer confirms that Narset is on the autistic spectrum.]] [[/folder]]

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** Compounding the inclusion of a heroic, non-tragic transgender character; [[http://dougbeyermtg.tumblr.com/post/112727174244/hi-doug-reading-the-new-uncharted-realms-i-felt#notes Beyer confirms that Narset is on the autistic spectrum.]] ]]
* The ''Dominaria'' set is continuing the trend now with a gender fluid elf: Hallar, the Firefletcher. And continues crushing it with all of the new, prominent, and powerful women Legendary creatures. In a set that has re-introduced the powerhouse Llanowar Elves into the Metagame, they're only being boosted further by the new Elf legendary: Marwyn, the Nurturer.
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!!Masques[[folder: Storyline]]

!!Artifacts Cycle
* Urza ''Planeswalking'' '''[[GeneralRipper K'rrik]]''' ''to death.'' One could refer to that moment as [[IncrediblyLamePun "Urza getting rid of a nasty K'rrik in his neck."]]

!!Weatherlight Saga




!!Invasion



* Urza ''Planeswalking'' '''[[GeneralRipper K'rrik]]''' ''to death.'' One could refer to that moment as [[IncrediblyLamePun "Urza getting rid of a nasty K'rikk in his neck."]]

!!Time Spiral
* Nicol Bolas vs. Leshrac in ''Future Sight''.\\
\\
Let's expand. This is a fight between two of the most evil and ancient entities in the Multiverse. The prototypical Black planeswalker versus the Elder Dragon. Anyone who is touched by Nicol Bolas has their mind destroyed. At this point, Leshrac has obtained the power of Phage, the Untouchable, whose touch reduces mortals and planeswalkers to black goo. Leshrac also has Night's Mask, an artifact that traps the soul of the one who wears it. The two fight as {{Kaiju}} near the site of the time rift created by Bolas becoming the most powerful being in existence 25,000 years ago. \\
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A lot of the fight is Bolas and Leshrac exchanging spells, but then Bolas slips up and Leshrac stabs a hand into Bolas. As Phage's corruption begins to eat away at Bolas, the Elder Dragon planeswalks away, and the Walker of the Night gives chase across the multiverse. Cue one of the most awesome, fanservice-filled chase scenes ever. The two walkers visit the City-Plane of Ravnica, the oceans of Mercadia, The mountains of the Sengir domain, and Leshrac attempts to enter Kamigawa, and is barred entrance by two female guardians.\\
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The two walkers end up back on Dominaria, with Phage's corruption having consumed most of Bolas's body. As Leshrac closes in for the killing blow, suddenly Nicol Bolas's body seemingly regenerates, he plucks the Mask of Night from Leshrac, and places it on his head, trapping him in it. Bolas explains that he was never actually hit by Leshrac. He twisted himself out of the way at the last second, and cast an illusion that he was being corrupted as he fled from plane to plane. With Leshrac trapped in the mask, Bolas uses the Walker of the Night's spark to mend the rift at Leviathan's Gate, and return to his machinations.

!!Zendikar

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!!Mirari Saga
* Urza ''Planeswalking'' '''[[GeneralRipper K'rrik]]''' ''to death.'' One could refer to In the novel of 'Fifth Dawn', Glissa Sunseeker is faced with a desperate situation. Yert, a powerful vampire with an artifact that moment as [[IncrediblyLamePun "Urza getting rid of a nasty K'rikk in allows him to control any and all nonsentient life on Mirrodin, has his neck."]]

[[OurZombiesAreDifferent Nim]] hold a lot of leonin and goblin [[WouldHurtAChild children]] hostage, with a mind-link to the zombies that allows him to give the order to kill instantly. Glissa has one trick up her sleeve, however. With a one-use teleport stone that she was saving for later, she rapidly yells "Yertyertyert!", and promptly [[TeleFrag teleports inside of Yert]], [[OffWithHisHead punches his head off]], [[LudicrousGibs explodetonates his body]], and snatches the artifact out of mid-air to stop the Nim.

!!Ravnica Cycle
* At the climax of the first Ravnica novel, Savra the Golgari Queen is taking control of Mat'Selesnya, and the city is careening into chaos and violence. Agrus Kos, Feather, and their remaining allies are stuck at the Wojek headquarters while the city bursts into chaos around them. They have to get to the Selesnya Conclave ''fast'' and all they have to them is a critically injured and barely floating zeppelid that can't fly under its own power. Desperate, Feather allows Kos to break [[WillfullyWeak the bonds on]] [[ClipItsWings her wings]]. [[DynamicEntry The next chapter opens with Feather smashing through the Conclave's walls]], hurling the explosive remains of the zeppelid into Savra's army and [[OneManArmy then taking on Savra's entire air force by herself.]]

!!Time Spiral
Spiral Block
* Nicol Bolas vs. Leshrac in ''Future Sight''.\\
\\
Let's expand.
Sight'':
**
This is a fight between two of the most evil and ancient entities in the Multiverse. The prototypical Black planeswalker (Leshrac) versus the Elder Dragon.Dragon (Bolas). Anyone who is touched by Nicol Bolas has their mind destroyed. At this point, Leshrac has obtained the power of Phage, the Untouchable, whose touch reduces mortals and planeswalkers to black goo. Leshrac also has Night's Mask, an artifact that traps the soul of the one who wears it. The two fight as {{Kaiju}} near the site of the time rift created by Bolas becoming the most powerful being in existence 25,000 years ago. \\
\\
ago.
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A lot of the fight is Bolas and Leshrac exchanging spells, but then Bolas slips up and Leshrac stabs a hand into Bolas. As Phage's corruption begins to eat away at Bolas, the Elder Dragon planeswalks away, and the Walker of the Night gives chase across the multiverse. Cue one of the most awesome, fanservice-filled chase scenes ever. The two walkers visit the City-Plane of Ravnica, the oceans of Mercadia, The mountains of the Sengir domain, and Leshrac attempts to enter Kamigawa, and is barred entrance by two female guardians.\\
\\
The
guardians.
**The
two walkers end up back on Dominaria, with Phage's corruption having consumed most of Bolas's body. As Leshrac closes in for the killing blow, suddenly Nicol Bolas's body seemingly regenerates, he plucks the Mask of Night from Leshrac, and places it on his head, trapping him in it. Bolas explains that he was never actually hit by Leshrac. He twisted himself out of the way at the last second, and cast an illusion that he was being corrupted as he fled from plane to plane. With Leshrac trapped in the mask, Bolas uses the Walker of the Night's spark to mend the rift at Leviathan's Gate, and return returns to his machinations.

!!Zendikar!!Zendikar Block



!!Return to Ravnica

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!!Return to RavnicaRavnica Block



!!Theros

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!!Theros!!Theros Block



!!Khans of Tarkir

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!!Khans of TarkirTarkir Block



!!Battle for Zendikar

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!!Battle for ZendikarZendikar Block



* In the novel of 'Fifth Dawn', Glissa Sunseeker is faced with a desperate situation. Yert, a powerful vampire with an artifact that allows him to control any and all nonsentient life on Mirrodin, has his [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Nim]] hold a lot of leonin and goblin [[WouldHurtAChild children]] hostage, with a mind-link to the zombies that allows him to give the order to kill instantly. Glissa has one trick up her sleeve, however. With a one-use teleport stone that she was saving for later, she rapidly yells "Yertyertyert!", and promptly [[TeleFrag teleports inside of Yert]], [[OffWithHisHead punches his head off]], [[LudicrousGibs explodetonates his body]], and snatches the artifact out of mid-air to stop the Nim.
* At the climax of the first Ravnica novel, Savra the Golgari Queen is taking control of Mat'Selesnya, and the city is careening into chaos and violence. Agrus Kos, Feather, and their remaining allies are stuck at the Wojek headquarters while the city bursts into chaos around them. They have to get to the Selesnya Conclave ''fast'' and all they have to them is a critically injured and barely floating zeppelid that can't fly under its own power. Desperate, Feather allows Kos to break [[WillfullyWeak the bonds on]] [[ClipItsWings her wings]]. [[DynamicEntry The next chapter opens with Feather smashing through the Conclave's walls]], hurling the explosive remains of the zeppelid into Savra's army and [[OneManArmy then taking on Savra's entire air force by herself.]]

!!Shadows Over Innistrad

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* In the novel of 'Fifth Dawn', Glissa Sunseeker is faced with a desperate situation. Yert, a powerful vampire with an artifact that allows him to control any and all nonsentient life on Mirrodin, has his [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Nim]] hold a lot of leonin and goblin [[WouldHurtAChild children]] hostage, with a mind-link to the zombies that allows him to give the order to kill instantly. Glissa has one trick up her sleeve, however. With a one-use teleport stone that she was saving for later, she rapidly yells "Yertyertyert!", and promptly [[TeleFrag teleports inside of Yert]], [[OffWithHisHead punches his head off]], [[LudicrousGibs explodetonates his body]], and snatches the artifact out of mid-air to stop the Nim.
* At the climax of the first Ravnica novel, Savra the Golgari Queen is taking control of Mat'Selesnya, and the city is careening into chaos and violence. Agrus Kos, Feather, and their remaining allies are stuck at the Wojek headquarters while the city bursts into chaos around them. They have to get to the Selesnya Conclave ''fast'' and all they have to them is a critically injured and barely floating zeppelid that can't fly under its own power. Desperate, Feather allows Kos to break [[WillfullyWeak the bonds on]] [[ClipItsWings her wings]]. [[DynamicEntry The next chapter opens with Feather smashing through the Conclave's walls]], hurling the explosive remains of the zeppelid into Savra's army and [[OneManArmy then taking on Savra's entire air force by herself.]]


!!Shadows Over InnistradInnistrad Block



!!Kaladesh

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!!Kaladesh!!Kaladesh Block



!!Amonkhet

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!!Amonkhet!!Amonkhet Block



* [[http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/hour-devastation-2017-07-26 Hour of Devastation]] is one [[spoiler: [[TheBadGuyWins for Nicol Bolas]]. He breaks Jace's mind with what seems like a mere touch, convinces Liliana to retreat without a fight, Chandra's flames merely offend him, turns the land against Nissa and pierces Gideon's invulnerability with a single talon. His opening speech is a wonderful, talking about how much he expects to be disappointed by ''the heroes''. They only escape because he knows they can't defeat him]]

!!Ixalan

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* [[http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/hour-devastation-2017-07-26 Hour of Devastation]] is one [[spoiler: [[TheBadGuyWins for Nicol Bolas]]. He breaks Jace's mind with what seems like a mere touch, convinces Liliana to retreat without a fight, Chandra's flames merely offend him, turns the land against Nissa and pierces Gideon's invulnerability with a single talon. His opening speech is a wonderful, talking about how much he expects to be disappointed by ''the heroes''. They only escape because he knows they can't defeat him]]

!!Ixalan
him and ''lets'' them leave.]]

!!Ixalan Block



!!Guilds of Ravnica

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!!Guilds of RavnicaRavnica Block[[note]]Not an official block since Wizards moved to the "three-and-one model" for expansions, but since they're all part of the same storyline and set on the same plane, the ''Guilds of Ravnica'', ''Ravnica Allegiance'', and ''War of the Spark'' expansions are unofficially considered a block.[[/note]]



*** Bolas then [[NegatedMomentOfAwesome reverses]] this, [[http://mythicspoiler.com/war/cards/tyrantsscorn.html shattering the Blackblade in the process]].

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*** Bolas then [[NegatedMomentOfAwesome reverses]] this, [[http://mythicspoiler.com/war/cards/tyrantsscorn.html shattering the Blackblade in the process]].[[/folder]]


* When Nicol Bolas fights Leshrac in ''Future Sight''.\\

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!!Masques
* When For awesome quotes:
--> [[https://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=21328 '''Volrath:''' I stepped out. I did ''not'' step down.]]
* [[http://magiccards.info/mm/en/69.html "Your attack has been rendered harmless. It is, however, quite pretty."]]

!!Invasion
* The end of the milennia-old original Magic arc, where [[spoiler:Gerrard and Urza sacrifice themselves to finally kill Yawgmoth]], considering that Urza spent millenia preparing his world for an invasion only to [[spoiler:get seduced by Yawgmoth after coming so close to destroying his world and having it all be for nothing. Then having to fight Gerrard to the death ''several'' times to please Yawgmoth before realising he was wrong.]].

* Urza ''Planeswalking'' '''[[GeneralRipper K'rrik]]''' ''to death.'' One could refer to that moment as [[IncrediblyLamePun "Urza getting rid of a nasty K'rikk in his neck."]]

!!Time Spiral
*
Nicol Bolas fights vs. Leshrac in ''Future Sight''.\\



* The end of the milennia-old original Magic arc, where [[spoiler:Gerrard and Urza sacrifice themselves to finally kill Yawgmoth]], considering that Urza spent millenia preparing his world for an invasion only to [[spoiler:get seduced by Yawgmoth after coming so close to destroying his world and having it all be for nothing. Then having to fight Gerrard to the death ''several'' times to please Yawgmoth before realising he was wrong.]].
** For awesome quotes,
--> '''Volrath:''' I stepped out. I did ''not'' step down.
* Urza ''Planeswalking'' '''[[GeneralRipper K'rrik]]''' ''to death.'' One could refer to that moment as [[IncrediblyLamePun "Urza getting rid of a nasty K'rikk in his neck."]]

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* The end of the milennia-old original Magic arc, where [[spoiler:Gerrard and Urza sacrifice themselves to finally kill Yawgmoth]], considering that Urza spent millenia preparing his world for an invasion only to [[spoiler:get seduced by Yawgmoth after coming so close to destroying his world and having it all be for nothing. Then having to fight Gerrard to the death ''several'' times to please Yawgmoth before realising he was wrong.]].
** For awesome quotes,
--> '''Volrath:''' I stepped out. I did ''not'' step down.
* Urza ''Planeswalking'' '''[[GeneralRipper K'rrik]]''' ''to death.'' One could refer to that moment as [[IncrediblyLamePun "Urza getting rid of a nasty K'rikk in his neck."]]

!!Zendikar



* ''MagicTheGathering'' tournaments, especially the Pro Tour, are a source of many epic events.
** Among all the players to have ever played on the Pro Tour, two of them stand head and shoulders above all the rest: [[http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=mtgevent/hofplayer/jfinkel Jon Finkel]], and [[http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=mtgevent/hofplayer/kbudde Kai Budde]].
** On December 7, 2014, Israeli pro Shahar Shenhar accomplished what no other player, not even Finkel or Budde, had pulled off: a successful title defense and becoming the first back-to-back World Champion, defeating Patrick Chapin 3-0 in the finals.
*** Among Kai Budde's Crowning Moments Of Awesome was when he made [[http://www.wizards.com/sideboard/article.asp?x=PTSD02/425edthat Eric Taylor eat his hat]] by [[http://www.wizards.com/sideboard/article.asp?x=PTNOR01%5C590finals winning Pro Tour New Orleans]] in 2001.
*** Another Kai Budde moment: his victory in the [[https://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/article.asp?x=PTCHI00%5C833fmfinals 2000 Pro Tour Chicago]], in which he made a topdecked Armageddon even more awesome by dramatically announcing the card by its German name: '''[[http://magiccards.info/6e/de/4.html Götterdämmerung!]]'''
** There is a card, called [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=6 Chaos Orb]], where you flip it into the air and it destroys whatever it lands on. According to [[UrbanLegends popular rumor]], a player ripped a copy of the card into pieces and spread it around the board during a tournament game, destroying pretty much everything. As a result of this tale, the joke set ''Unglued'' featured a card called [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=5712 Chaos Confetti]], a version of Chaos Orb where you ''have'' to rip it up in order to play it.
*** One version of the legend has the opponent getting a judge to disqualify him for this because his deck is one card short.
** 2006 Pro Tour-Honolulu. Craig Jones vs. Olivier Ruel, game 5 of a best-of-5 match. Jones has to draw something that deals 3 damage to Ruel while not dealing him any (no [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Char Char]]). [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t0pzLnSWw0 He does]]. HilarityEnsues.
** Topped in 2009 at Pro Tour: Kyoto, when Gabriel Nassif [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju_LZGBN5qU calls his shot]].
** To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the game, Wizards have released [[http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/twtw/259 ''Magic's Greatest Moments'']] list, which includes both topdecks mentioned above... and much more.
** In Pro Tour Eldrich Moon, two events stand out:
*** Luis Scott-Vargis having Emrakul played against him three times in the same match... [[spoiler: and winning]]
*** The winner of the tournament winning his last 9 games in a row.
* Any time that a player pulls off a good combo deck, it can be this. With the Grab For Power pre-con deck, one can pull off the ultimate combo in the deck, deploying the Crown Of Empires, Scepter Of Empires, and Throne Of Empires. Within three turns, it's possible to have fifteen soldiers on the field, throw nine unblockable damage at your opponent, and take an enemy creature generator and the beast that boosted said generated creatures.
* Just about any victory against Faeries back in Lorwyn/Morningtide mini-block which didn't involve Faeries of its own.

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* ''MagicTheGathering'' tournaments, especially the Pro Tour, are a source of many epic events.
** Among all the players

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to have ever played on the Pro Tour, two of them stand head and shoulders above all the rest: [[http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=mtgevent/hofplayer/jfinkel Jon Finkel]], and [[http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=mtgevent/hofplayer/kbudde Kai Budde]].
** On December 7, 2014, Israeli pro Shahar Shenhar accomplished what no other player, not even Finkel or Budde, had pulled off: a successful title defense and becoming the first back-to-back World Champion, defeating Patrick Chapin 3-0 in the finals.
*** Among Kai Budde's Crowning Moments Of Awesome was when he made [[http://www.wizards.com/sideboard/article.asp?x=PTSD02/425edthat Eric Taylor eat his hat]] by [[http://www.wizards.com/sideboard/article.asp?x=PTNOR01%5C590finals winning Pro Tour New Orleans]] in 2001.
*** Another Kai Budde moment: his victory in the [[https://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/article.asp?x=PTCHI00%5C833fmfinals 2000 Pro Tour Chicago]], in which he made a topdecked Armageddon even more awesome by dramatically announcing the card by its German name: '''[[http://magiccards.info/6e/de/4.html Götterdämmerung!]]'''
** There is a card, called [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=6 Chaos Orb]], where you flip it into the air and it destroys whatever it lands on. According to [[UrbanLegends popular rumor]], a player ripped a copy of the card into pieces and spread it around the board during a tournament game, destroying pretty much everything. As a result of this tale, the joke set ''Unglued'' featured a card called [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=5712 Chaos Confetti]], a version of Chaos Orb where you ''have'' to rip it up in order to play it.
*** One version of the legend has the opponent getting a judge to disqualify him for this because his deck is one card short.
** 2006 Pro Tour-Honolulu. Craig Jones vs. Olivier Ruel, game 5 of a best-of-5 match. Jones has to draw something that deals 3 damage to Ruel while not dealing him any (no [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Char Char]]). [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t0pzLnSWw0 He does]]. HilarityEnsues.
** Topped in 2009 at Pro Tour: Kyoto, when Gabriel Nassif [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju_LZGBN5qU calls his shot]].
** To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the game, Wizards have released [[http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/twtw/259 ''Magic's Greatest Moments'']] list, which includes both topdecks mentioned above... and much more.
** In Pro Tour Eldrich Moon, two events stand out:
*** Luis Scott-Vargis having Emrakul played against him three times in the same match... [[spoiler: and winning]]
*** The winner of the tournament winning his last 9 games in a row.
* Any time that a player pulls off a good combo deck, it can be this. With the Grab For Power pre-con deck, one can pull off the ultimate combo in the deck, deploying the Crown Of Empires, Scepter Of Empires, and Throne Of Empires. Within three turns, it's possible to have fifteen soldiers on the field, throw nine unblockable damage at your opponent, and take an enemy creature generator and the beast that boosted said generated creatures.
* Just about any victory against Faeries back in Lorwyn/Morningtide mini-block which didn't involve Faeries of its own.
Ravnica



** And again with the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNewZZPKH-U Theros trailer]], this time narrated by Heliod, God of the Sun, who describes the gods, the heroes, then the monsters, finally leading up to him describing his plan to call for Elspeth's help. The introduction of Elspeth is accompanied by a brilliant crescendo in the already epic music.

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** And again
!!Theros
* Again
with the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNewZZPKH-U Theros trailer]], this time narrated by Heliod, God of the Sun, who describes the gods, the heroes, then the monsters, finally leading up to him describing his plan to call for Elspeth's help. The introduction of Elspeth is accompanied by a brilliant crescendo in the already epic music.



** And just to show that Wizards has fallen in love with one-upping themselves, we have the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8UvZBfa0JM Dragons of Tarkir]] trailer, which ups the animation quality to an absurd degree and shows off the glory of the Dragon-filled new world of Tarkir, complete with Sarkhan narrating to a [[spoiler:revived Ugin.]]
** And then there’s the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DTOBIGYV-Y Battle for Zendikar trailer]]. Specifically at the end with Gideon [[spoiler:defiantly facing off against [[EldritchAbomination Ulamog]]. you can almost hear him telling the titan to "[[BringIt bring it on]]".]]
* [[http://magiccards.info/mm/en/69.html "Your attack has been rendered harmless. It is, however, quite pretty."]]




!!Khans of Tarkir
* Just to show that Wizards has fallen in love with one-upping themselves, we have the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8UvZBfa0JM Dragons of Tarkir]] trailer, which ups the animation quality to an absurd degree and shows off the glory of the Dragon-filled new world of Tarkir, complete with Sarkhan narrating to a [[spoiler:revived Ugin.]]




!!Battle for Zendikar
* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DTOBIGYV-Y Battle for Zendikar trailer]]. Specifically at the end with Gideon [[spoiler:defiantly facing off against [[EldritchAbomination Ulamog]]. you can almost hear him telling the titan to "[[BringIt bring it on]]".]]




!!Shadows Over Innistrad




!!Kaladesh




!!Amonkhet




!!Ixalan




!!Dominaria




!!Guilds of Ravnica




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[[folder: Tournaments and Play]]
''MagicTheGathering'' tournaments, especially the Pro Tour, are a source of many epic events.
** Among all the players to have ever played on the Pro Tour, two of them stand head and shoulders above all the rest: [[http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=mtgevent/hofplayer/jfinkel Jon Finkel]], and [[http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=mtgevent/hofplayer/kbudde Kai Budde]].
** On December 7, 2014, Israeli pro Shahar Shenhar accomplished what no other player, not even Finkel or Budde, had pulled off: a successful title defense and becoming the first back-to-back World Champion, defeating Patrick Chapin 3-0 in the finals.
*** Among Kai Budde's Crowning Moments Of Awesome was when he made [[http://www.wizards.com/sideboard/article.asp?x=PTSD02/425edthat Eric Taylor eat his hat]] by [[http://www.wizards.com/sideboard/article.asp?x=PTNOR01%5C590finals winning Pro Tour New Orleans]] in 2001.
*** Another Kai Budde moment: his victory in the [[https://archive.wizards.com/sideboard/article.asp?x=PTCHI00%5C833fmfinals 2000 Pro Tour Chicago]], in which he made a topdecked Armageddon even more awesome by dramatically announcing the card by its German name: '''[[http://magiccards.info/6e/de/4.html Götterdämmerung!]]'''
** There is a card, called [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=6 Chaos Orb]], where you flip it into the air and it destroys whatever it lands on. According to [[UrbanLegends popular rumor]], a player ripped a copy of the card into pieces and spread it around the board during a tournament game, destroying pretty much everything. As a result of this tale, the joke set ''Unglued'' featured a card called [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=5712 Chaos Confetti]], a version of Chaos Orb where you ''have'' to rip it up in order to play it.
*** One version of the legend has the opponent getting a judge to disqualify him for this because his deck is one card short.
** 2006 Pro Tour-Honolulu. Craig Jones vs. Olivier Ruel, game 5 of a best-of-5 match. Jones has to draw something that deals 3 damage to Ruel while not dealing him any (no [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Char Char]]). [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t0pzLnSWw0 He does]]. HilarityEnsues.
** Topped in 2009 at Pro Tour: Kyoto, when Gabriel Nassif [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju_LZGBN5qU calls his shot]].
** To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the game, Wizards have released [[http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/twtw/259 ''Magic's Greatest Moments'']] list, which includes both topdecks mentioned above... and much more.
** In Pro Tour Eldrich Moon, two events stand out:
*** Luis Scott-Vargis having Emrakul played against him three times in the same match... [[spoiler: and winning]]
*** The winner of the tournament winning his last 9 games in a row.
* Any time that a player pulls off a good combo deck, it can be this. With the Grab For Power pre-con deck, one can pull off the ultimate combo in the deck, deploying the Crown Of Empires, Scepter Of Empires, and Throne Of Empires. Within three turns, it's possible to have fifteen soldiers on the field, throw nine unblockable damage at your opponent, and take an enemy creature generator and the beast that boosted said generated creatures.
* Just about any victory against Faeries back in Lorwyn/Morningtide mini-block which didn't involve Faeries of its own. [[/folder]]



* An out of universe example, but [[http://dougbeyermtg.tumblr.com/post/61385493599/are-the-guardians-or-meletis-magics-first-gay-couple Guardians of Meletis are Magic's first LGBT couple]], breaking the HideYourGays that has happened for 20 years (though Rakish Heir is meant to be fanservice to gay males). Previously, Xantcha was a well written, sympathetic "trans" character, but she is unfortunately only present in one book, and the only two characters with hints of non-heterosexual orientation, a random warlord and a [[LizardFolk Viashino]] prostitute, are both one scene wonders, and the former a severe case of DepravedBisexual.

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* An out of universe example, but [[http://dougbeyermtg.tumblr.com/post/61385493599/are-the-guardians-or-meletis-magics-first-gay-couple Guardians of Meletis are Magic's first LGBT couple]], breaking the HideYourGays that has happened for 20 years (though Rakish Heir is meant to be fanservice to gay males). Previously, Xantcha was a well written, sympathetic "trans" character, but she is unfortunately only present in one book, and the only two characters with hints of non-heterosexual orientation, a random warlord and a [[LizardFolk Viashino]] prostitute, are both one scene wonders, and the former a severe case of DepravedBisexual.


** Heck, Niv-Mizzet's death being entirely predicted by himself and him having planned for this eventuality the entire time counts as aweseomeness in itself. Havig prepared for this through a ten thousand year long XanatosGambit, when he finally dies in Ravnica's most dire moment, the pieces of the Interlocus come together as he comes back to life just as Bolas is about to trancend to godhood... And hijacks the Elder Spell in the process, turning Niv-Mizzet into the god that Bolas was working all this time to become as his endgoal.

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** Even the way Gideon gets into position for the leap is awesome: he ''[[http://mythicspoiler.com/war/cards/unlikelyaid.html rides Rakdos the Defiler]]''!

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** *** Even the way Gideon gets into position for the leap is awesome: he ''[[http://mythicspoiler.com/war/cards/unlikelyaid.html rides Rakdos the Defiler]]''!
*** Bolas then [[NegatedMomentOfAwesome reverses]] this, [[http://mythicspoiler.com/war/cards/tyrantsscorn.html shattering the Blackblade in the process]].



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** Even the way Gideon gets into position for the leap is awesome: he ''[[http://mythicspoiler.com/war/cards/unlikelyaid.html rides Rakdos the Defiler]]''!



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** And Gideon takes a flying leap at the would-be dragon god Nicol Bolas, ready to stab him ''directly in the face with Blackblade''. Even Bolas' expression makes it seem like the elder dragon can't quite parse whether what he's seeing or not is really happening.



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** Heck, Niv-Mizzet's death being entirely predicted by himself and him having planned for this eventuality the entire time counts as aweseomeness in itself. Havig prepared for this through a ten thousand year long XanatosGambit, when he finally dies in Ravnica's most dire moment, the pieces of the Interlocus come together as he comes back to life just as Bolas is about to trancend to godhood... And hijacks the Elder Spell in the process, turning Niv-Mizzet into the god that Bolas was working all this time to become as his endgoal.



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* ''War Of The Spark'' in general. Most sets have a decent portion of cards dedicated to the storyline surrounding it, with the rest being showing off aspects of the plane. ''War of the Spark'' meanwhile has virtually ''every card'' be dedicated to the Planeswalkers summoning forth their own armies and techniques or the ''entire plane of Ravnica'' fighting against Bolas' army. The sheer scale of the war is truly something to behold.



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* A meta example from ''War of the Spark'': after ''thirteen years'', Feather (one of the protagonists of the original Ravnica block story) finally has [[http://mythicspoiler.com/war/cards/feathertheredeemed.html her own card.]]


** [[spoiler: All hope seems lost. Dack Fayden is cut down by an Eternal. Gideon is being overwhelmed by Bolas' forces and Liliana marches at their head. But as Bolas compels her to raise the corpses of a brother and sister slain by the Eternals' rampage, Liliana hesitates, clenches her fist and turns back to Bolas. As one, the Eternals stop their assault on Gideon and charge at their God-Pharaoh. And even when Bolas uses his mastery of her contract to start killing Liliana, causing her body to burn up and disintegrate, she still roars in defiance and sends a tide of Eternals up his citadel to slay him.]]

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** [[spoiler: All hope seems lost. Dack Fayden is cut down by an Eternal. Gideon is being overwhelmed by Bolas' forces and Liliana marches at their head. But as Bolas compels her to raise the corpses of she witnesses a brother and sister being slain by the Eternals' rampage, Liliana hesitates, clenches her fist and turns back to Bolas. As one, the Eternals stop their assault on Gideon and charge at their God-Pharaoh. And even when Bolas uses his mastery of her contract to start killing Liliana, causing her body to burn up and disintegrate, she still roars in defiance and sends a tide of Eternals up his citadel to slay him.]]


** [[spoiler: All hope seems lost. Dack Fayden is cut down by an Eternal. Gideon is being overwhelmed by Bolas' forces and Liliana marches at their head. But as Bolas compels her to raise the corpses of a mother and son slain by the Eternals' rampage, Liliana hesitates, clenches her fist and turns back to Bolas. As one, the Eternals stop their assault on Gideon and charge at their God-Pharaoh. And even when Bolas uses his mastery of her contract to start killing Liliana, causing her body to burn up and disintegrate, she still roars in defiance and sends a tide of Eternals up his citadel to slay him.]]

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** [[spoiler: All hope seems lost. Dack Fayden is cut down by an Eternal. Gideon is being overwhelmed by Bolas' forces and Liliana marches at their head. But as Bolas compels her to raise the corpses of a mother brother and son sister slain by the Eternals' rampage, Liliana hesitates, clenches her fist and turns back to Bolas. As one, the Eternals stop their assault on Gideon and charge at their God-Pharaoh. And even when Bolas uses his mastery of her contract to start killing Liliana, causing her body to burn up and disintegrate, she still roars in defiance and sends a tide of Eternals up his citadel to slay him.]]

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