Theros Beyond Death/Trivia

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Cards throughout Theros Beyond Death heavily reference Greek mythology. There are also some throwbacks to the art and flavor Theros block.

Greek mythology[edit | edit source]

Throwbacks[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

  • The name Tycthis in flavour text of Ichthyomorphosis is a sort of anagram of the name card and the "flop" is a pun on the sound of something anticlimactically hitting the ground (such as a fish falling or trying to move after being transformed from an imposing human soldier). Some people add that "Tycthis" can be understood as "Did You See This?" (T-Y-C-this).
  • Captivating Unicorn is the fourth white common creature ever to have more than three power, coming 9 years after New Phyrexia's Loxodon Convert, an explicit color pie bend; the other two were Lorwyn's Lairwatch Giant (needing a larger size for R/W Giant tribal design) and Shards of Alara's Yoked Plowbeast (to assist with 5-power matters).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ethan Fleischer (January 3, 2020). "Through the Stygian Waters". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. a b Mark Rosewater (January 20, 2020). "More to the Death". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Ethan Fleischer (January 7, 2020). "I got really excited about the titans from Greek mythology.". Twitter.
  4. Mark Rosewater (January 13, 2020). "To the Death". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.