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Let's progress through this one step at a time.
1) It's a very expensive clone
2) That has a Followed Footsteps stapled to it...and it still only costs 6 mana

That's already pretty bonkers. But there's more.
The Mimic ability only works if the creature isn't a token. So you get 1 token per turn with one original Mimic on the field.
But what if you have another non-token clone card...say like...Clone?
Clone any of the tokens or the original it doesn't matter. Since Clone isn't a token it also gets to make babies every turn.
A deck full of clone spells making clones of clones of clones (that somehow don't genetically deteriorate...take that science fiction!) soon has an impossibly large army that only a board wipe will take care of.
It just makes my inner Johnny feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

...And we still aren't done yet. Oh no.
What happens if we throw a second copy of Progenitor Mimic into the equation...copying the first Mimic?
Copies copy all the rule... (see all)
Posted By: Flyheight (4/23/2013 4:14:36 PM)


My good sir/madam, I do believe there is one very, VERY important thing you seemed to have missed.
Something you've seemed to deem unworthy in your assessment of how fun this card can become.
Infinite Reflection.
Posted By: infernox10 (4/24/2013 10:06:15 PM)


I drew a German foil in my last pack at the pre-release today! :D

But what completely shocked me was the German name: "Nachahmer der Ahnen". Which translates back to "Mimic of the Progenitors" (whatever kind of progenitors those would be. I'm 99.99% sure the English name means "Progenitor of the Mimics" which is exactly what the card does.

This is as bad as the "Bodyguard of the Veteran" from German Blackborder Revised way back in 1995...
Posted By: Lord_of_Tresserhorn (4/28/2013 9:33:53 AM)


Play with Angel of Serenity and you have Inception: the Gathering
Posted By: Gcrudaplaneswalker (4/23/2013 10:00:04 PM)


Great card. Won me more then a few matches at prerelease. highlights are:
Copying a Sunspire Gatekeepers for two tokens a turn. Won 3 turns later.
Copying a Voidwielder. Won in 2 turns.
Copying a Clad-Scab Giant. Lost game but was it cool. He had done it earlier to me.
Got 2nd place behind a pro player with a RGU deck with his own P. Mimic.

Also, there was a little boy following me around watching me play. Maybe 7 or 8 years old. Couldn't say Progenitor Mimic so he started calling it a P.P. Meme. Of course this caught on and everyone called it P.P Man. Every time I played him everyone would scream the P.P Man is back. Probably the best card in a set is reduced to the P.P Man.
Posted By: Redmartian (4/28/2013 1:38:39 AM)


This is the first card I've ever "designed" that actually saw print,
so naturally, I'm a little biased in its favor.

This + Archaeomancer is about as close as you can get to Panoptic Mirror in EDH.
Posted By: drpvfx (4/23/2013 8:30:41 PM)


You get Evil Twin, then Nightveil Specter and you're all ready to get your "I play your deck" deck rolling as UB and they release this guy.

The best Clone is in the wrong colors for my clone deck. So frustrating.
Posted By: Taudisban (4/23/2013 8:47:24 PM)


And finally the Biovisionary deck can build itself.
Posted By: SyntheticDreamer (4/23/2013 8:57:01 PM)


Definitely my favorite card from the set. Easy to build around - all you need is creatures with decent ETBs. It's also in the color of counters, so you have potential to protect it. Essentially, when you cast it you're going to get the best creature on the battlefield, and then if left unabated, you'll get free copies of the best creature on the battlefield turn after turn.

And though it's a 6 mana conditional card, it has standard potential. I'm just going to throw out that this comes out the turn after Thragtusk (because having a self-replicating Thragtusk would not be stupidly powerful or anything), and is in a standard that also includes Snapcaster Mage, Restoration Angel and Angel of Serenity.

I wouldn't be surprised if this sees some appearances in Bant decks, for sure.

Edit: as an additional note for people reading comments here - if Progenitor Mimic copies nothing and somehow survives, it doesn't spit out tokens each turn. It only gains the "at the beginning of your upkeep p... (see all)
Posted By: JaxsonBateman (5/14/2013 8:51:46 AM)


@ Chidydog

You could call it an increasing odd number. Or you could call it the number of sublime angels (including copies) squared, because that's what it is. Much simpler way of looking at it.
Posted By: Majora_13 (5/14/2013 4:13:21 PM)