Could the Eldrazi Titans all be alive?
Posted on Dec. 6, 2017, 12:25 p.m. by NicoFreakinBolas
I was reading the oath of the gatewatch story and I noticed that after they destroyed the titans by pulling them fully into the plane and nuking then, there were still Eldrazi Spawn alive. This confused me Bc they were explained as what if you have thousands of hands and you were sticking them in a pond. So if they are still alive wouldnt that mean that the titans are still partially alive?
I always understood that as the Titans themselves were the hands, and the spawn were the ripples caused by those hands. If you dip your hand into water and then pull it back the ripples still exist for a time.
December 6, 2017 12:27 p.m.
If I'm remembering the story correctly it would be more appropriate to say that the Gatewatch were cutting off the hands of the person outside the pond. So since we don't actually know that much about the eldrazi the very well could be a wounded entity thrashing in the Blind Eternities.
December 6, 2017 12:46 p.m.
Actually if you'll recall they pulled them fully in before destroying them with the leylines. However there are many thoughts and theories that say because they're primordial beings from the blind eternities that they can never truly die.
December 6, 2017 3:19 p.m.
My functioning theory is that the Eldrazi are essentially the fungus of the Multiverse, and recycle and rebirth planes. I think that it is likely their main physical form was destroyed, but parts and pieces of them will eventually reform into the titan manifestations.
December 6, 2017 8:24 p.m.
If you think of the Eldrazi titans as people, the spawn would be equivalent to a cell. When the body dies, the cells don't immediately die as well, especially those that have access to nutrients, but they will eventually die. Ulamog and Kozilek are dead. Emrakul is still alive, just Imprisoned in the Moon on Innistrad.
December 6, 2017 9:22 p.m.
Ula and Cosi are dead Ashes. There spawn are individual units that don't require the Titans to function, even though the titans created them.