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Haakon, Stromgald Scourge, baby-stealing machine gun.
Posted By: Axelle (11/11/2012 9:37:34 AM)


It's worth noting that in British Isles lore, this is what changelings WERE. It was thought that sometimes, the Fair Folk (specific types of them, anyway; the only specific ones I remember doing the changeling trick are spriggans) would take a human baby and leave a faerie baby in its place, like a cowbird or cuckoo would, except that they would raise the human baby themselves. Meanwhile, the hapless humans usually found "their" child growing up to be cantankerous, temperamental, disobedient, willful, etc. Sadly, it looks like this might have stemmed from some parents unwilling to acknowledge--or believe--that their parenting skills were sub-par. As far as they knew, they did everything right. The only explanation left--the kid isn't really human! They're a spriggan! (Did I mention that spriggans were usually also pretty ugly?)
Posted By: SkyknightXi (2/26/2013 11:51:15 AM)


@ Axelle
That was my nickname back in high-school. *Gets arrested.*
Posted By: Opined_Fluke (4/25/2013 9:04:04 PM)


I think this card has a place in New Phyrexia.

I will likely make a black/white deck with a few of these in it, so I can say:

"Your child will serve the Father of Machines. In its place, your very own Sleeper Agent."

If you think the changeling abduction is scary, what about a Phyrexian one? Remember, this card counts as a Horror too... (and an Advisor Goat Ninja, for that matter)
Posted By: Entropic_Acolyte (4/13/2011 2:31:27 PM)


Feels a little weird if you play it on something like Hazduhr the Abbot.... Most Magic creatures I can think of should be out of their cribs by now.
Posted By: Kirbster (6/29/2010 6:00:02 PM)


Might seem odd to Crib Swap something like Hazdhur, but I think the idea there would be that the swap happened a long time ago and it's only just now (in the midst of battle) that everyone realizes the creature is not what they've always seemed. It's actually a rather well-designed card from a flavor perspective because it gains a great degree of nuance depending on the situation.

Oh, and sound removal too, although it's unfortunately outclassed by stuff like Unmake and Path of Exile.
Posted By: Weary_PSI (9/5/2010 2:26:58 AM)


should have a "with converted mana cost X or less" to make it more flavourful maybe, stealing a 1000 year old vampiric dragon from the crib seems weird.
Posted By: Sironos (8/30/2010 6:55:38 AM)


Run this in a black and white knight deck which uses haakon. With the changeling ability you'll be stealing babies like Angelina Jolie in no time!

Posted By: HuntedWumpusMustDie (4/6/2011 10:02:47 PM)


I thought this art was hilarious...
Then I had a thought.
What happened to the baby?
Now I think it's terrifying.
Posted By: TDL (11/13/2010 7:46:40 PM)


On the magic show they were talking about this awesome strategy with this, use hakkon to play the instant from your graveyard (it has creature type that is all types because of its changeling ability), and you can re-play it as many times as you want since after you use it the instant is sent right back to your graveyard. Thereby every turn you can turn all your opponents creatures into 1/1 colorless shapeshifters.
Posted By: Donovan_Fabian (10/2/2009 12:03:30 AM)


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