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Leviathans are immense whale-like creatures that aren't necessarily found in the water. Most leviathans feature extraordinarily large mouths that could seemingly swallow the sea or the sky. They are not to be confused with krakens.

The first card to bear the creature type was Leviathan in The Dark, though the Segovian Leviathan from Legends was later issued errata to become a Leviathan as well. Leviathans are mainly blue.

Storyline[edit | edit source]

Alara[edit | edit source]

There are two kinds of leviathans on Alara: The Esperite version is a near-mythical creature who is rumored to have devoured the seventh sea of the shard. Another is found near Kederekt on Grixis. With the reunification of Alara, some of these leviathans have wandered into their adjactant shards.

Dominaria[edit | edit source]

In the Mer Empire civil war Empress Llawan led her own personal leviathan into battle.

Nicol Bolas once fought against a demonic leviathan in the first duel between planeswalkers on the still-young plane of Dominaria. The fight lasted a month, reduced Madara to a third of its original size, and created the first spacial rift. After his victory Bolas feasted on the remains of the leviathan over the course of a year, absorbing its power in the process. When he finished, not much was left besides what eventually became known as the Talon Gates and an assortment of blubber.

Mirrodin[edit | edit source]

The Leviathans found on Mirrodin were likely transported there via Memnarchs soul traps. Like all life on that plane, they had metallic features. Memnarch used them together with his Levelers against the organic civilizations.

Kaladesh[edit | edit source]

The Leviathans of Kaladesh are at home in the aethersphere of the plane and resemble enormous eels. Similar to whales, they filter out their prey from the aether currents, although most leviathans also swallow drakes, skyships and similar smaller objects. [1]

Ravnica[edit | edit source]

The Simic created several leviathans that were airborne, like the Nimbus Swimmer, through selective breeding.

Tarkir[edit | edit source]

In the old timeline of Tarkir, a single leviathan was known to exist within the mountain seas. Their fate in the new timeline is unknown.

Notable Leviathans[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Plane Shift - Kaladesh