Card Art Easter Eggs

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Posted on Dec. 16, 2018, 10:57 a.m. by Jimmy_Chinchila

Flipping through cards I noticed the newly reprinted Frantic Search features a bird who looks an awful lot like Artificer's Assistant. The artist is not the same, but Search’s flavor text refers to Dominaria. Not a true Easter egg but certainly an interesting detail. Dragonlord Silumgar wears a necklace that upon closer inspection shows the magically preserved corpse of Tasigur, the Golden Fang. I always thought the dragon in the art of Ajani Steadfast was Sarkhan, as the next plane we saw after M15 was Tarkir. Can you think of other art that may include Easter eggs or other cleverly hidden details?

clayperce says... #2

I love that you can see the Gobbos from Krenko's Command lurking in the background of Krenko, Mob Boss.

December 16, 2018 11:36 a.m.

Grim Lavamancer and Obstinate Familiar are pretty nice.

Oh, and Savage Punch, Epic Confrontation and Really Epic Punch are simply epic.

December 16, 2018 11:37 a.m.

clayperce wow I’d never noticed that!

seshiro_of_the_orochi that’s a good one, the Lavamancer, I like when the cards aren’t in the same set

December 16, 2018 11:47 a.m.

BS-T says... #5

Apparently there are a number of things in the new Frantic Search, but I can't remember all I was told - a couple of the books are like various Times or Grimoires etc.

Treasure Nabber has a few recognisable artifacts about his person.

I love the Krenko one, that is brilliant!

December 16, 2018 11:53 a.m.

Flooremoji says... #6

Jimmy_Chinchila, they were in the same set. Lavamancer was reprinted. :)

I'm not sure if this counts but Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle has a castle in the sky.

December 16, 2018 12:23 p.m.

Suns_Champion says... #7

The lil guy in Totally Lost is hidden in March of the Multitudes

December 16, 2018 2:50 p.m.

landofMordor says... #8

Goblin Charbelcher has a Black Lotus shooting from the cannon.

December 16, 2018 3:57 p.m.

Suns_Champion, You mean Fblthp? He’s in quite a few cards, the others being Statute of Denial and Unquestioned Authority.

Also, in the card Treasure Trove’s art, you can see Hanna, Ship's Navigator, Karn, Silver Golem, Touchstone, Null Rod, Thran Tome, and Skyshaper.

December 16, 2018 8:31 p.m.

ERoss8 says... #10

GoblinsBeatElves I believe Legacy Weapon has a similar feature. Almost every object in the art is an actual magic card (can’t actually name them though, to lazy to look up)

Also, Stronghold Machinist and Stronghold Biologist basically have them same art, just shifted to the left and right

December 16, 2018 10:56 p.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #11

I like how the Goblins in Boggart Brute are the ones being hunted by the Elves in Gather the Pack.

Also, there is an entire story depiction in Aether Revolt.

It begins (I believe) with Fatal Push. We see the Aetherborn kill someone.

He than blows up the ship and flees in Daring Demolition.

And we see the land reclaim the wreckage in Natural Obsolescence, the wildlife live among the wreckage in Shipwreck Moray, and the Aetherborn scrap the wreckage in Defiant Salvager.

Also, Hungering Hydra from Core 2019 is in fact Heroes' Bane :)

December 17, 2018 6:32 a.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #12

Oh, also Legion Loyalist got a promotion :3

At least, I choose to believe so :D

December 17, 2018 6:37 a.m.

clayperce says... #13

This is a really fun topic; thanks everyone! It got me searching for more. Here are a few ...

December 17, 2018 3:40 p.m. Edited.

I have two more:

  1. One Flame Wave, if you look closely, you can see a faint skull in the flames. Beside the skull, there’s a little guy surfing.

  2. If you take Guardian Angel and Paralyze and put them diagonally from each other, the lightning bolt goes from one art and hits that guy in the other art.


December 17, 2018 5:04 p.m.

GoblinsBeatElves ooh Revised/Unlimited throwback!

December 17, 2018 5:42 p.m.

Snap157 says... #16

Raid Bombardment and Unified Will are showing the same battle (Same with Knight of Grace and Knight of Malice)

Also, the cycle of ultimatums from alara each have a planeswalker hidden in them. (Brilliant Ultimatum has tezzeret, Cruel Ultimatum has bolas, Titanic Ultimatum has ajani, Violent Ultimatum has sarkaan, and elspeth can be seen in Clarion Ultimatum)

in Blood Artist, he is painting you with your own blood

December 18, 2018 9:42 a.m.

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