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Each Time Spiral card was an homage to at least one previously printed card.

This card references Hyalopterous Lemure in ability and flavor text. Famously, artist Richard Thomas misread lemure (a French word for ghost) with lemur, the primitive, bushy-tailed monkey. This same mistake is being made by our favorite coward, Norin the Wary, in the flavor text.
Posted By: Missile_Penguin (12/2/2012 12:58:08 PM)


Is there a way to make use of the fact that this can be a -1000000/3 creature?
Posted By: sweetgab (7/28/2013 8:48:05 PM)


Replying to sweetgab's question: Yes. Ichor Explosion, sacrificing it, gives any amount of power and toughness increase (the negative of a negative number is a positive number).
Posted By: plopfill (8/4/2013 8:49:50 AM)


"Lemurs? Is that all? Finally, something harmless . . ."
--Richard Thomas
Posted By: marmaris74 (4/9/2012 6:51:58 PM)


If only they had gotten Richard Thomas to do the art for this.
Posted By: TDL (10/24/2010 12:18:19 PM)


made in remembrance of Ice Age's Hyalopterous Lemure :)
Posted By: Mode (1/31/2009 5:26:39 AM)


Even if there were just lemurs, though, Norin would still head for the hills if they showed up. They don't call him Norin the Wary for his clever brownie recipe....
Posted By: Kirbster (11/5/2012 9:45:21 PM)


They printed this card to reference the gaffe on Hyalopterous Lemure's art. The original card wasn't popular, but it was notable that the artist mistook what was supposed to be an evil spirit for a flying monkey.
Posted By: scumbling1 (5/3/2011 4:51:04 PM)


I love this flavor text! Norin the Wary is awesome...
Posted By: KikiJikiTiki (8/11/2010 5:02:42 PM)


should look like lemurs
Posted By: Imperialstonedragon (5/15/2011 7:43:12 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!