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* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:Bolas' [[LaserGuidedKarma fate]]: to have his ''own'' Spark harvested by the Elderspell, robbing him not only of godhood, but of the ability to Planeswalk ''period''.]]

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* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:Bolas' [[LaserGuidedKarma fate]]: to have his ''own'' Spark harvested by the Elderspell, robbing him not only of godhood, but of the ability to Planeswalk ''period''. This would usually [[BroughtDownToBadass leave him a powerful dragon mage]], but Ugin removed his name, and thus power and identity as well.]]

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* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler:Despite being the hand behind what most people thought was the final blow against Bolas, Liliana has a contract put on her for the slaughter of hundreds of Ravnicans by the Eternals under her control.]]


* ReforgedIntoAMinion: [[spoiler:The dead gods of Amonkhet have been reanimated as the God-Eternals, the most powerful zombies in Bolas’s undead army.]]



* SoulJar: Niv-Mizzet created one in anticipation of his own death. His spirit is already occupying it by the start of the book.

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* SoulJar: Niv-Mizzet created one in anticipation of his own death. His spirit is already occupying it by the start of the book.book.
* SummonBiggerFish: [[spoiler:Bolas counters the awakened Vitu-Ghazi by bringing in the God-Eternals, who make short work of the gargantuan tree.]]
* WhenTreesAttack: Nissa brings Vitu-Ghazi, the giant tree that serves as the guildhall for the Selesnya Conclave, to life as a gargantuan elemental. It goes on a rampage through Bolas’s forces [[spoiler:until the God-Eternals destroy it]].


* KilledOffscreen: Nicol Bolas kills Niv-Mizzet shortly before the start of the book, and Niv-Mizzet is first seen as a spirit in a SoulJar. [[spoiler:He eventually gets brought back to life.]]



** Subverted with Dack, who spends the whole book ''planning'' to do this, but can't bring himself to when he has the chance. [[spoiler: He really should've]].

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** Subverted with Dack, who spends the whole book ''planning'' to do this, but can't bring himself to when he has the chance. [[spoiler: He really should've]].should've]].
* SoulJar: Niv-Mizzet created one in anticipation of his own death. His spirit is already occupying it by the start of the book.


* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The story begins at dawn, and ands at sunset the very same day. Teyo even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the fact that it feels like a million years.

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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The story begins at dawn, and ands ends at sunset the very same day. Teyo even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the fact that it feels like a million years.

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* BarrierWarrior: Teyo’s magic creates geometric force fields that he uses to protect others.


* BackFromTheDead:
** [[spoiler: Niv-Mizzet]]
** [[spoiler: Hekara]]
* BatmanGambit: Dovin predicted that the Gatewatch would send the three members of their group with [[ItsPersonal personal]] grudges against him (Chandra, Saheeli, and Lavinia) and planned his defenses accordingly. How do they beat him? [[spoiler: The "Chandra" Dovin fights is actually [[ShapeShifter Lazav]]. The real Chandra took out the Immortal Sun while he was distracted]].



* CameBackWrong: A fairly minor example for the trope, but [[spoiler: whatever it is that allows certain people to see Rat, Hekara, Rat's best friend, loses it upon being resurrected as a blood-witch]].



* EyeScream: [[spoiler: Dovin Baan]] takes a face full of shrapnel, losing his eyes in the process.



* LateToTheTragedy: The Gatewatch arrive on Ravnica thinking they only have a short time to warn the Guilds about Bolas... only to discover he'd been there for weeks, with the Guilds having already tried and failed to stop him, and Niv-Mizzet has already been killed in battle against him.



* RoyalWe: Bolas, after [[spoiler:harvesting a few dozen Sparks]], begins reffering to himself like this-and speaking in ALL CAPS for good measure. [[spoiler:He stops after his ''own'' Spark is harvested]].

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* RoyalWe: Bolas, after [[spoiler:harvesting a few dozen Sparks]], begins reffering to himself like this-and speaking in ALL CAPS for good measure. [[spoiler:He stops after his ''own'' Spark is harvested]].harvested]].
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere:
** After the Gatewatch [[spoiler: disable the Immortal Sun]] a large number of the Planeswalker's fighting alongside them immediately depart. Not all, though.
** Once [[spoiler: the Planar Bridge is destroyed, Tezzeret, whom Bolas had assigned to guard it, immediately takes off, and ([[SincerityMode genuinely]]) wishes the heroes best of luck in killing Bolas; he'd never had any loyalty to the dragon, and Bolas becoming a god would only get in the way of his ''own'' plans]].
** Subverted with Dack, who spends the whole book ''planning'' to do this, but can't bring himself to when he has the chance. [[spoiler: He really should've]].


* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Bolas is robbed of his Spark and imprisoned in his Meditation Realm, which he can now never leave, meaning that for all his magical power and intelligence, he is trapped in an empty prison that he can never escape.

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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Bolas is robbed of his Spark and imprisoned in his Meditation Realm, which he can now never leave, meaning that for all his magical power and intelligence, he is trapped in an empty prison that he can never escape.]]

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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Bolas is robbed of his Spark and imprisoned in his Meditation Realm, which he can now never leave, meaning that for all his magical power and intelligence, he is trapped in an empty prison that he can never escape.


* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler: Bolas' fate: to have his ''own'' Spark harvested by the Elderspell, robbing him not only of godhood, but of the ability to Planeswalk ''period''. Could there ''be'' a more fitting punishment]]?

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* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler: Bolas' fate: [[spoiler:Bolas' [[LaserGuidedKarma fate]]: to have his ''own'' Spark harvested by the Elderspell, robbing him not only of godhood, but of the ability to Planeswalk ''period''. Could there ''be'' a more fitting punishment]]?''period''.]]



* ADeathInTheLimelight: Despite popularity with the fans, [[spoiler: Dack Fayden]] had only starred in [[spoiler: his own comic, and never interacted with the Gatewatch, or appeared in the Bolas Arc before this novel. He nonetheless features prominently as a frequent POV character, is integral to shutting down the Planar Bridge, and gets a hefty dose of CharacterDevelopment... before being brutally killed by an eternal]].

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* ADeathInTheLimelight: Despite popularity with the fans, [[spoiler: Dack [[spoiler:Dack Fayden]] had only starred in [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his own comic, and never interacted with the Gatewatch, or appeared in the Bolas Arc before this novel. He nonetheless features prominently as a frequent POV character, is integral to shutting down the Planar Bridge, and gets a hefty dose of CharacterDevelopment... before being brutally killed by an eternal]].



* TheFinalBattle: Is it ''ever''. After years of build-up starting all the way back in ''Oath Of The Gatewatch'', and arguably further back then ''that'', this details the culmination of Bolas' decades long plan, and the alliance of dozens of Planeswalkers, and all of Ravnica, trying to stop him.

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* TheFinalBattle: Is it ''ever''. FinalBattle: After at least three years of build-up starting all the way back in ''Oath Of The Gatewatch'', Gatewatch'' (2016), and arguably further back then ''that'', this details the culmination of Bolas' decades long plan, and the alliance of dozens of Planeswalkers, and all of Ravnica, trying to stop him.



* RoyalWe: Bolas, after [[spoiler: harvesting a few dozen Sparks]], begins reffering to himself like this-and speaking in ALL CAPS for good measure. [[spoiler: He stops after his ''own'' Spark is harvested]].

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* RoyalWe: Bolas, after [[spoiler: harvesting [[spoiler:harvesting a few dozen Sparks]], begins reffering to himself like this-and speaking in ALL CAPS for good measure. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He stops after his ''own'' Spark is harvested]].


* BrokenMasquerade: As a result of the War, the existence of other worlds, Planeswalkers, and the status of several high-ranking members of Ravnican society ''as'' Planeswalkers, including Jace, Ral, Vraska, and Kaya, is now public knowledge. Ravnica is the only plane on the multiverse we know of where this is so.

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* OneHundredPercentAdorationRating: ''Everyone'' seems to love [[GenkiGirl Rat]]. Her friends include Emmara Tandris, Hekara the razor-witch, and even ''Borborygmos'' (who thinks she's ''adorable''). This comes in handy when the Gatewatch and their allies are trying to rally the Guilds to their cause.
* ActionSurvivor: Teyo Verada has the misfortune of igniting his Spark, and landing on Ravnica, ''just'' before the battle starts. He doesn't even initially know what a Planeswalker is, and his magic is almost purely defense-based, but he manages to survive the War when far more experienced 'walkers did not.
* BrokenMasquerade: As a result of the War, the existence of other worlds, Planeswalkers, and the status of several high-ranking members of Ravnican society ''as'' Planeswalkers, including Jace, Ral, Vraska, and Kaya, is now public knowledge. Ravnica is now the only plane on in the multiverse we know of where this is so.



* ADeathInTheLimelight: Despite popularity with the fans, [[spoiler: Dack Fayden]] had only starred in [[spoiler: his own comic, and never interacted with the Gatewatch, or appeared in the Bolas Arc before this novel. He nonetheless features prominently as a frequent POV character, is integral to shutting down the Planar Bridge, and gets a hefty dose of CharacterDevelopment... before being brutaly killed by an eternal]].

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* ByTheEyesOfTheBlind: Araithia "Rat" Shokta, was born with an ability that makes her invisible, or at least unnoticeable, to all but a few people, including her mother, Hekara, Teyo, Kaya, and her godfather Boruvo. Other people can see her if they know to look for her, but have to actively concentrate to do so, including her father.
* ADeathInTheLimelight: Despite popularity with the fans, [[spoiler: Dack Fayden]] had only starred in [[spoiler: his own comic, and never interacted with the Gatewatch, or appeared in the Bolas Arc before this novel. He nonetheless features prominently as a frequent POV character, is integral to shutting down the Planar Bridge, and gets a hefty dose of CharacterDevelopment... before being brutaly brutally killed by an eternal]].eternal]].
* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The story begins at dawn, and ands at sunset the very same day. Teyo even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the fact that it feels like a million years.


* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler: Bolas' fate: to have his ''own'' Spark harvested by the Elderspell, robbing him not only of godhood, but of the ability to Planeswalk ''period''. Could there ''be'' a more fitting punishment]]?



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Features not only ''every'' named Planeswalker in the franchise's current era, not to mention a sizable portion of Ravnica's recurring characters, but introduces several new ones, most prominently Teyo and Rat.

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* TheFinalBattle: Is it ''ever''. After years of build-up starting all the way back in ''Oath Of The Gatewatch'', and arguably further back then ''that'', this details the culmination of Bolas' decades long plan, and the alliance of dozens of Planeswalkers, and all of Ravnica, trying to stop him.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Features not only ''every'' named Planeswalker in the franchise's current era, not to mention a sizable portion of Ravnica's recurring characters, but introduces several new ones, most prominently Teyo and Rat.Rat.
* RoyalWe: Bolas, after [[spoiler: harvesting a few dozen Sparks]], begins reffering to himself like this-and speaking in ALL CAPS for good measure. [[spoiler: He stops after his ''own'' Spark is harvested]].

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[[caption-width-right:183:The Ultimate Battle Begins on Ravnica]]

Teyo Verada wants nothing more than to be a shieldmage, wielding arcane energies to protect his people from his world’s vicious diamondstorms. When he’s buried alive in the aftermath of his first real tempest, the young mage’s life is about to end before it can truly begin—until it doesn’t. In a flash, a power he didn’t know he had whisks him away from his home, to a world of stone, glass, and wonder: Ravnica. Teyo is a Planeswalker, one of many to be called to the world-spanning city—all lured by Nicol Bolas, the Elder Dragon. Bolas lays siege to the city of Ravnica, hungry for the ultimate prize: godhood itself. His unparalleled magic and unstoppable army appear poised to bring the city to utter ruin.

Among those who stand in the way of Bolas’s terrifying machinations are the Gatewatch, Planeswalkers sworn to defeat evil, no matter where it’s found. But as they work to unite the other mages and mount a defense of the city and its people, the terrifying truth of Bolas’s plan becomes clear. The Elder Dragon has prepared a trap to ensnare the most powerful mages from across the Multiverse—and it’s too late to escape.

As forces great and small converge on the city and the battle rages, the stakes could not be higher. If the Gatewatch falters and the Planeswalkers fail, the curtain will fall on the age of heroes—and rise on the infinite reign of Nicol Bolas.

''War Of The Spark: Ravnica'' is a ''TableTopGame/MagicTheGathering'' novel by Creator/GregWeisman, which serves as a conclusion to the line's long-running "[[StoryArc Bolas Arc]]."

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* BrokenMasquerade: As a result of the War, the existence of other worlds, Planeswalkers, and the status of several high-ranking members of Ravnican society ''as'' Planeswalkers, including Jace, Ral, Vraska, and Kaya, is now public knowledge. Ravnica is the only plane on the multiverse we know of where this is so.
* ADeathInTheLimelight: Despite popularity with the fans, [[spoiler: Dack Fayden]] had only starred in [[spoiler: his own comic, and never interacted with the Gatewatch, or appeared in the Bolas Arc before this novel. He nonetheless features prominently as a frequent POV character, is integral to shutting down the Planar Bridge, and gets a hefty dose of CharacterDevelopment... before being brutaly killed by an eternal]].
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Features not only ''every'' named Planeswalker in the franchise's current era, not to mention a sizable portion of Ravnica's recurring characters, but introduces several new ones, most prominently Teyo and Rat.

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