What happened to Bolas's fingers?!

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Posted on Feb. 24, 2018, 12:57 p.m. by Sulk

In the original Nicol Bolas card art, it depicts the elder dragon gripping a book with a five fingered hand, but in the art of Chandra's Defeat, it only shows him with three, what happened to him? Is it childhood trauma which made him so self punishment?

cklise says... #2

He does seem rather digit deficient..

February 24, 2018 1:50 p.m.

KingMathoro says... #3

Well since we know that Planeswalkers have the ability to change their forms maybe that's what happened. Maybe he chose to have three instead of the full five.

February 24, 2018 3:02 p.m.

RicketyEng says... #4

Tetsuo Umezawa defeated Bolas by severing his mind from his body and then killing the body. I don't know the details of how Bolas regained a physical form. The simple answer is that his current body is not his original body.

February 24, 2018 3:57 p.m.

Homura_Akemi says... #5

Poor research on the subject of the art?

February 24, 2018 5:10 p.m.

SpammyV says... #6

Something something Time Spiral block.

February 24, 2018 10:16 p.m.

shinobigarth says... #7

you'll also notice he looks way different now than in his original card...

February 24, 2018 10:24 p.m.

kanokarob says... #8

His design has been reworked since his first artwork. His horns and wings are different, too, and his snout is significantly less pronounced. While planeswalkers did have the ability to shapeshift pre-mending, that isn't what's happened here, as they no longer can. They just hammered down a more consistent and pleasing design for him.

February 25, 2018 8:51 a.m.

dbpunk says... #9

Ok, this is the OFFICIAL lore on the subject:

Between Bolass time as almighty evil dragon and current badass dragon, he started working in a butcher shop to afford the shiny metal coating. One day, while serving up some delicious Tarmogoyf sausages, he was being shouted at by the boss about how he didnt clean the meat grinder properly. He wasnt paying attention and then realized he heard some crunching and felt some sharp pains in both hands. He realized to late that those sausages were now dragon meat and goyf mixed. His boss then fired him, and the butcher shop was soon set on fire.


February 26, 2018 12:35 a.m.

Sulk says... #10

Oh, I had always imagined that they were lost via infected paper cuts while reading the Grimore of the dead

February 26, 2018 9:25 a.m.

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