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Gideon is the mtg version of captain falcon.

0 = runs onto the battlefield and knees
Posted By: mdakw576 (5/22/2010 4:47:00 AM)


I can't be the only one that wants to Ovinize this guy, right?
Posted By: Blackfootdog (1/3/2011 2:07:37 PM)


Reprint in M12 along with Sorin Markov? Great decision, Wizards :D
Posted By: Keiya (5/23/2011 12:56:53 AM)


Both this and Sarkhan the Mad refer to themselves as "himself" where other cards say "itself". I guess WotC really want planeswalkers to stand out, with those special frames and parts of the picture overlapping it.

Anyway, nice card. His plus can either be a Fog, or open up for an alpha strike, or just set up for his minus. And the minus... well, the guy's removal! His "ultimate" is weird, but both powerful and fun. I want to see what a "guyed" Gideon looks like in Magic Online.
Posted By: Rainyday2012 (4/25/2010 3:05:00 PM)


Soldier decks, rejoice!! Elspeth, your fiancee is here!!
I like the way he gets on the battlefield, once he gets bored just standing beside you and admiring the carnage you have done, and what your opponents have done... He's all like "screw this, I wanna go where the fun is, CHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGE!!"
Posted By: Jokergius (4/17/2010 12:45:11 AM)


Real men make Tumble Magnets lethal.
Posted By: VoidedNote (5/29/2011 10:31:05 PM)


@Florg: They made it so planeswalker abilities still have the "sorcery/once per turn" restriction even when copied just to avoid shenanigans like that.

@EvilCleavage: Like manlands (usually), he only becomes a creature on your turn, and the vast majority of wrath effects are Sorceries.
Posted By: Tanaka348 (4/17/2010 9:57:34 AM)


@Shadow1798 His abilities are very white. Take a look at Vengeance. That is an old card, that mechanic belonged to white long before black. If his + ability just made creatures attack without provoking them to himself (a selfless move, very frequently observed in white), then I would agree it's a red ability. If Gideon Jura were an inanimate object who became a soldier, then I would agree his last ability is an artifact ability. Clearly this isn't the case; he's stepping down from his pedestal as a mighty planeswalker and submitting himself personally to the battlefield (which, if you knew anything about Gideon Jura in the story, this is very characteristic of him).
Posted By: Veritus7 (4/15/2011 11:53:44 PM)


It might seem weird from a flavor perspective why he'd be a 6/6 (since most humans tend to be 1/1s or 2/2s, maybe 3/3 at best). But it makes sense if you think about what it reflects about him - he's just that epic of a fighter that he can go toe to toe with massive Titans, Demons, Beasts, etc and actually win!

Also, @mdakw576 - BEST. COMMENT. EVER.
Posted By: nemokara (2/19/2011 10:12:41 AM)


Ahh Gideon... how I will never afford you...
Posted By: mflanaga (3/26/2011 12:25:13 PM)


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