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"Ach! Hans, run! It's the Lhurgoyf!"
"Of course you should fight fire with fire. You should fight everything with fire."
Jaya Ballard, Task Mage

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    • The meme. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The explanation behind the meme, if necessary.[[/labelnote]] Explanation 
    • Further mutations and successor memes, if any.

  • Needs more Goyf. Explanation 
    • Really, almost every Standard environment has a card like this. When Tarmogoyf rotated out, it became Needs more Blossom. Explanation 
    • On a similar topic, "Tarmogoyf is the best Blue creature in the history of Magic." Explanation 
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  • "Ach! Hans, run!" Explanation 
  • "Protection from [X]" and/or "Circle of Protection: [X]" (as in, "Protection from Editors" or "Circle of Protection: Tropers"). Explanation 
  • "Pithy fire related quotation!" — Jaya Ballard, Task Mage Explanation 
  • Uncle Istvan. Explanation 
    • Brushwagg has achieved similar popularity, with the extra benefit of actually retaining its ridiculous creature type.
  • ... But how's it play against faeries? Explanation 
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  • Symmetrical effects are fair and balanced Explanation 
  • It dies to removal! Explanation 
    • "Dies to Doom Blade" / "Dies to Murder" are more specific variants popular in the comments on Gatherer, the official WotC card listing site.
  • Magical Christmas Land Explanation 
  • "Harrow." "Harrow to you too." Explanation 
  • "Why are you mana weaving?"
    • "No, no, I'm randomizing my deck now, so it's perfectly legal..."
      • "SO WHY DID YOU MANA WEAVE?" Explanation 
  • Storm Crow, a rather average card, and Chimney Imp, a ridiculously underpowered one for its cost, are memetically popular on Gatherer as two of the best cards ever.
  • Although not an infamously bad card (and is in fact infamously good in certain formats), The Gitrog Monster has been getting similar Interrupting Meme treatment to the Scornful Egotist with comments like "ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD". Its name also spawns a few other comments like "gitgood" or "gitreckt".
  • After Nicol Bolas turned out to be the villain in two consecutive sets, there are a number of players who assume everything is his fault now. This has even been referenced on an official Wizards column.
    • In the third, it's a minor variation: The Phyrexians do control Mirrodin, but they don't have a planeswalker.
    • Also stated as "BOLAS ALWAYS WINS!"
    • Bolas did nothing wrong. Explanation 
  • I know a great combo: Humility and Opalescence. Explanation 
  • We've always been at war with Pokémon, I mean Yu-Gi-Oh!. Explanation 
  • "Rosewater confirms X!" Explanation 
  • Don't fuck with horseshoe crabs. Explanation 
    • In a similar vein, Philosophers in Magic are hardened badasses who can go toe-to-toe with bears.
  • Fblthp, as seen on the art for Totally Lost, gained massive popularity fast, was the feature of a story on the site, and Wizards sold Fblthp plushies for a brief while.
  • Platinum Angel: You can't lose The Game. Explanation 
  • Everything about Siege Rhino has become Memetic Mutation, mostly due to its place dominating the meta.
  • The flavor text for the Innistrad printing of Ancient Grudge is utterly Narm-worthy, and with the Spring 2016 set returning to the plane, it's gained a fair bit of notoriety.
    If there's anything a werewolf hates, it's a collar — especially Avacyn's Collar, the symbol of her church.
  • Avacyn hates fishermen.Explanation 
  • "Hit 'em with your Crossbow, Steve!" Explanation 
  • Urabrask is a total bronote 
  • The Jacetice League Explanation 
  • "Meanwhile on Innistrad, Sorin Markov is still stuck in a rock." Explanation 
  • Jace The Mind Sculptor, Better Than All! Explanation 
  • The cycle of curses from Commander 2017 all heavily feature a man who has been dubbed The Most Interesting Man in the Multiverse.
  • Queen Marchesa (long may she reign) Explanation 
  • Belzenlok did that. Explanation 
  • The Yargle vs. Slimefoot debate during the Dominaria Launch over which was the most powerful card in the entire set. For context, Slimefoot took on an internet headcanon of being a "mushroom mommy" with its ability to create small tokens, while Yargle was seen as an invincible Commander — being a 9/3 Frog Spirit that... has no abilities. Wizard's Twitter asked the community what the proper response to an opponent successfully playing both cards. The overwhelming response? Scoop.
  • This [x] is now a 3/3 Elk. Explanation 
  • Chandra only has decidedly male romantic interestsExplanation 
    • "Aye girl" said Ajani, grinning his leonin grinExplanation 
    • Nissa RavineExplanation 
    • "And he did. Because he could. Which he did." Explanation 
  • Sending a message. Explanation 
  • “holY shit” Explanation 
  • Maybe it'll see play when Polukranos rotates. Explanation 
  • [KTK] Meandering Towershell. Explanation 
  • Blue Mana Nope. Explanation 
  • "X can't block warriors." Explanation 

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