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Followed Footsteps, and anything that gives him flying and deathtouch = smashface
Posted By: TheImmortalSpike (7/18/2010 10:36:05 PM)


Maybe Uncle Istvan is not a legend because it's just a name the local villagers used to refer to crazy hermits in their folklores, kinda like Baba Yaga.
Posted By: avimkv (9/5/2012 10:32:02 AM)


We shuld get togethers sometime, we having in common.
Regards, Uncle Dolan
Posted By: Goatllama (12/2/2010 12:55:03 AM)


You know, I once had an uncle like Mr. Istvan here. It never really bothered anyone. Until the dreaded first day of pre-school. We were asked to describe a story and it's moral. At the time, it was hard for me. Then I thought of Istvan."My uncle Istvan fought in the Vietnam war, and his plane was shot down over enemy territory. He jumped out before it crashed but could only take a case of beer, a machine gun and a machete. On the way down, he drank the case of beer. Then he landed right in the middle of 100 Vietnamese soldiers. He shot 70 with his machine gun, but then he ran out of bullets! So he pulled out his machete and killed 20 more. Then the blade on his machete broke, so he killed the last ten with his bare hands." The teacher was shocked, but I was happy I got it out. The Moral of the story: Don't #$**#$ with Uncle Istvan.
Posted By: Epicelves (9/2/2013 1:08:31 PM)


Sounds like something from Texas Chainsaw Massacre, only not in Texas and with axes instead.

@Okuu-chan: I love your comment, and I love your name. Go go nuclear hell raven!
Posted By: Arachnos (8/21/2012 8:44:30 PM)


It was nice seeing this guy in Time Spiral, though I kind of wish that he had shown up in color-shifted form in Planar Chaos. Think about it, he could've been a priest or a monk (Father Istvan, Brother Istvan) in White or Green. Green, I think, would fit more with the flavor of him being a hermit and prevent the shifted version from being a less versatile Cho-Manno, Revolutionary.

Anyway, Uncle Istvan is such a fun, quirky card. His abilities are more what you'd expect from a Beloved Chaplain than a mad, axe- wielding hermit, but that just adds to his appeal..
Posted By: Wanderer25 (9/23/2012 1:57:28 AM)


Uncle Istvan: "Get off of my property!!!!!"
Posted By: NatalyNeeSama (7/20/2011 6:07:59 AM)


His creature type is odd. He should have been a legendary Human Shaman or something.
Posted By: OutlawD1 (11/5/2010 7:26:03 AM)


I hear next year's Scars of Ravnica or whatever is going to have this:
Uncle Istvan Cleric
Creature: Uncle Istvan Cleric
When CARDNAME ETB, search your library for an Uncle Istvan and put it on top of your library. Then shuffle your library
FT: Yeah, read it again dumbass.
Posted By: Shadoflaam (10/30/2011 5:43:01 PM)


Strictly worse than his 'The Dark' counterpart, Uncle Istvan > Human
4/5 Stars
Posted By: Hunter06 (2/3/2013 3:06:02 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!