Description[edit | edit source]
They are small, slightly larger than a fist, have bare, rounded bodies ranging in color from pink to grey blue, and a set of feathered wings. They are permanently, even infuriatingly cheerful, mischievous but not maliciously so, and seemingly indestructible (though they can be unsummoned). Because of their irritating and bewildering nature, students loved to use Beebles in practical jokes, and Teferi once tied a pair to his feet to bounce tremendous distances.
Creative history[edit | edit source]
Beebles are based on artist Jeff Miracola's cover for The Duelist #22 where Squee was harrassed by the creatures. Miracola reused them as depiction of souls on the card Equilibrium. The first card to bear the type was Bouncing Beebles from Urza's Legacy. The only other cards with the creature type are Bubbling Beebles from Urza's Destiny and Bursting Beebles from Unhinged. The flavor text of that last card claims that "the beebles quit Magic for several years following the release of the Mercadian Masques set."
Beebles are depicted on several other cards, including Donate, Wizard Mentor, and the Exodus version of Nausea. In Unhinged they were also used in the art of Topsy Turvy and Sauté, and in the flavor text of Fraction Jackson.
References[edit | edit source]
- Magic Arcana. (July 1, 2009.) "A History of the Beeble", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater. (August 14, 2017.) "Get It? Unhinged Edition, Part 1", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater. (August 21, 2017.) "Get It? Unhinged Edition, Part 2", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater. (September 03, 2014.) "Are there any creature types considered "dead", so to speak?", Blogatog, Tumblr.