Description[edit | edit source]
Emrakul is the Titan of Corruption, the largest and most fearsome of the Eldrazi. She does not affect unliving matter - rocks, water, etc...but twists all things living, be it plants, animals, or sentient beings. She causes silent terror wherever she soars, embodying desolation, emotional and physical distance, the chill of the void, and the terror of being alone.
The Emrakul lineage is characterized by fleshlike lattice structures, uneasy bilateral symmetry, and tentacles that end in knobby, vestigial digits. Looking like spongy, alien baleen, the lattice respires independent of the Eldrazi itself, supporting a host of unseen mite-creatures within. Some within this lineage, including Emrakul itself, float above the ground, using unknown powers to alter the surrounding gravity.
While the Eldrazi are genderless, lack apparent biological sex, and evidence no awareness of the concept of gender, the question of their gender, or at least proper pronouns, is a recurring topic among players. Arguments for gendered pronouns rest largely on comparisons to the Zendikari deities they inspired, and on dimorphism between the broods. The issue has been further muddied by inconsistent pronoun use in official sources. In particular, Emrakul has been referenced by male, female, and neuter pronouns. The most recent official sources on the matter are cards from Battle for Zendikar and a blog post by creative director Doug Beyer, which agree on the use of male pronouns for Ulamog and Kozilek and female pronouns for Emrakul.
History[edit | edit source]
In-game references[edit | edit source]
- Consume the Meek
- Eldrazi Conscription
- Gravitational Shift
- Nissa's Revelation
- Shrine of the Forsaken Gods
- Time of Heroes
Referenced in :
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Doug Beyer. (March 17, 2010.) "Gods and Monsters", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Doug Beyer. (March 29, 2010.) "The Eldrazi Arisen", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Magic Arcana. (April 12, 2010.) "Sketches: Consume the Meek", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Monty Ashley. (May 18, 2010.) "Just Out of Shot", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Kelly Digges. (Know Your Spawn!.) "Know Your Spawn!", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
References[edit | edit source]
- Doug Beyer. (July 21 2014.) "Actually, I have a question about Emrakul...", A Voice for Vorthos, Tumblr.
- Mark Rosewater. (September 24 2015.) "Do Eldrazi have genders???", Blogatog, Tumblr.
- Charlotte Sable. (March 26 2013.) "Gender of the Eldrazi", Ask a Magic Judge, Tumblr.
- Mark Rosewater. (July 18 2014.) "FYI I believe most vorthoses...", Blogatog, Tumblr.
- David Sutcliffe. (September 2 2011.) "Feature: Spectacular Tentacular", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Wizards of the Coast. "Eaters of Worlds", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Gavin Verhey. (May 19 2015.) "Modernchantress", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Processor Assault. "Ulamog's processors trail behind him, converting ruined matter into furious energy."
- Vestige of Emrakul. "Emrakul has not been seen in months. Though her brood's numbers have dwindled in her absence, each drone is still a deadly threat."
- Doug Beyer. (September 24 2015.) "So whats the deal the Eldrazi titans having genders now?", A Voice for Vorthos, Tumblr.