Couldn't find a thread dedicated to the D13 avatars, so I figured a new thread was the best bet.All of the D13 personas:Spoiler: Show Credit goes to Karric from MTG sally

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Couldn't find a thread dedicated to the D13 avatars, so I figured a new thread was the best bet.

All of the D13 personas:

Credit goes to Karric from MTG sally
4A is zombie white Jace and 9A is red angry Garruk.

Honestly though, this may sound stupid, but what am I looking at?
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Oh goodness, I forgot to give this thread a title...



Honestly though, this may sound stupid, but what am I looking at?



Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 has pictures of characters you use as an in-game avatar.
These are all of those.
None of them are attributed to known characters, but I suspect some of them might have been made with future characters in mind.
Honestly though, this may sound stupid, but what am I looking at?

As far as I can tell, just a gallery of avatars you can use to represent yourself inside the Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 game.

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Oh thanks guys, it was the D13 - Duels 2013 abbreviation that confused me, apparently.

In that case, I'd very much like to see some more on those characters. How often do DotP characters cross over? *remembers R. Zarek*
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Wow, they really, really went out of their way to show as wide a variety of 'walkers here as possible, including some stuff that doesn't look quite like anything we've seen before. This is great.

If nothing else, it's sort of highlighting for me that we could go a lot weirder than we've gone in the past with Expanded Multiverse character designs...

The races all see to be humanoid, at least, but within that restriction there's a lot of stranger creatures. I wonder if this is part of the Creative Team's effort to branch out a bit from the strictly human 'walkers.
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In that case, I'd very much like to see some more on those characters. How often do DotP characters cross over? *remembers R. Zarek*


And Nissa.
And eventually Kiora.
I like 5C.  I'd love to know more about that race.

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Digging 1D, looks like a Red/Black Vampire (which is what I run). I'll probubly get this game when the compilation comes out, base game has some good decks but not enough Multicolor

EDIT: In reference to 2D, have we seen a Golbin planeswalker yet? And if no, why the heck not?
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Something of interest, the sally thread has commentary from one of the artists who goes by the handle Smokestack

"[Art director, Jeremy Jarvis] specifically requested no demons or angels, but that's common knowledge. Other than that, we could do whatever we wanted. Stagman  was originally a Dryad, but since we (the artists) weren't coordinated, it turned out three people submitted dryads for the green portrait. She became he and turned into a sort of a Nacatl, only to end up how he looks now after it turned out a green cat person isn't all the interesting.

So yeah, wood people apparently can be walkers, as birth from seed (or however the hell dryads reproduce) works. Other than that, I kinda dropped the ball as far as variety goes - the other four walkers were all humans by design."

Further proof that angels and demons are incapable of becoming walkers naturally, and also verifying that plant-based beings (dryads, treefolk, etc) are capable gaining sparks.

In reference to 2D, have we seen a Golbin planeswalker yet? And if no, why the heck not?


Slobad gained Glissa's spark for a time.
Maro has stated that he has designed several goblin walkers, but they weren't a proper fit for any of the settings.

Basically, we know it's possible, and we know there's a desire for it, it's just a matter of time at this point.
None of them are attributed to known characters, but I suspect some of them might have been made with future characters in mind.



They weren't. The artists were given free reign to do whatever they wanted.
Igor Kieryluk talked some about the pieces that came up.
Something of interest, the sally thread has commentary from one of the artists who goes by the handle Smokestack

"[Art director, Jeremy Jarvis] specifically requested no demons or angels, but that's common knowledge. Other than that, we could do whatever we wanted. Stagman  was originally a Dryad, but since we (the artists) weren't coordinated, it turned out three people submitted dryads for the green portrait. She became he and turned into a sort of a Nacatl, only to end up how he looks now after it turned out a green cat person isn't all the interesting.

So yeah, wood people apparently can be walkers, as birth from seed (or however the hell dryads reproduce) works. Other than that, I kinda dropped the ball as far as variety goes - the other four walkers were all humans by design."

Further proof that angels and demons are incapable of becoming walkers naturally, and also verifying that plant-based beings (dryads, treefolk, etc) are capable gaining sparks.

In reference to 2D, have we seen a Golbin planeswalker yet? And if no, why the heck not?


Slobad gained Glissa's spark for a time.
Maro has stated that he has designed several goblin walkers, but they weren't a proper fit for any of the settings.

Basically, we know it's possible, and we know there's a desire for it, it's just a matter of time at this point.



Sweet! Also, if Angels can't become Planeswalkers, how did Serra do so? I'm not very well versed in the lore, did she do so unnaturally and/or gain someone's Spark ala Karn or Slobad? Or is she not an Angel (I always assumed she was)?
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Sweet! Also, if Angels can't become Planeswalkers, how did Serra do so? I'm not very well versed in the lore, did she do so unnaturally and/or gain someone's Spark ala Karn or Slobad? Or is she not an Angel (I always assumed she was)?



 She wasn't an angel. She was an oldwalker who took on the form of an angel. Oldwalkers could shapeshift into whatever form they wanted. 
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Sweet! Also, if Angels can't become Planeswalkers, how did Serra do so? I'm not very well versed in the lore, did she do so unnaturally and/or gain someone's Spark ala Karn or Slobad? Or is she not an Angel (I always assumed she was)?



 She wasn't an angel. She was an oldwalker who took on the form of an angel. Oldwalkers could shapeshift into whatever form they wanted. 


I can't remember if Serra actually took an angelic form (Wings and all that) since it's been forever since I've touched Planeswalker. 
Her Card and other appearances depict her as fully human.

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Sweet! Also, if Angels can't become Planeswalkers, how did Serra do so? I'm not very well versed in the lore, did she do so unnaturally and/or gain someone's Spark ala Karn or Slobad? Or is she not an Angel (I always assumed she was)?



 She wasn't an angel. She was an oldwalker who took on the form of an angel. Oldwalkers could shapeshift into whatever form they wanted. 


I can't remember if Serra actually took an angelic form (Wings and all that) since it's been forever since I've touched Planeswalker. 
Her Card and other appearances depict her as fully human.



She never took an angelic form while she lived.
The only time she did was in that piece of trash Scourge.
A6 looks an awful lot like DACK FAYDEN...
He also looks kind of like Tezzeret. Shush you.

I really really want to know more about the following:

1B. Cause seriously, what the hell is this thing? Some sort of amphin or merfolk?
2B. Dryad with leaf face or bug lady nantuko? You decide!
2C. Harpy lady makes me happy. Plus, I've never seen her glove. But seriously, I want more of her. I want this to be a thing because she is absolutely spectacularly original.
5C. I repeat 1B statement.
5D. She really looks bizarre and I want to know the circumstances about how she got to look like that.
6B. Okay, so mostly I just find this a really striking piece and the contrast is very evocative.
6D. This is an elf who has sewn a face onto her.... face. Any other M:EMbers feeling a vague sense of deja vu?
7D. ORC. Nuff said.
8C. Okay, seriously, this guy's appearance just screams unique and I for one feel a burning need to know about the mask and everything else. Gods I hope that is a mask...
1B: Signing up with Davy Jones had severe consequemces for Mr. Miyagi.
2B: Someone said something (I think but now can't find it) about her being a Nantak...nintu... insect person disquised as a leaf. Stick bug people! Stealth emphasized in green is cool and fairly unique.
5B: I love this guy's expression. I may make it my avatar. Bolas or nameless plant-man, who's expression contains more dry wit? Also, comb over leaf.
8C: "No, I want a mask that will make me look really suprised. All the time."

Still, really cool stuff. 

8C. Okay, seriously, this guy's appearance just screams unique and I for one feel a burning need to know about the mask and everything else. Gods I hope that is a mask...


I disagree, his look smacks terribly of death from Darksiders 2.
 Also! 4c is on chaotic aether as is 3a
Oh my goodness~! Almost all of them are so interesting. WHY CAN'T WE HAVE THIS!? *weeps*

Some random points:

2B. Very nature-ly. Could've given her a chance than Nissa.
3B: Loxodon~!
3C: A black female character planeswalker~! One of my dreams right now.
6C. Oooh, I can just imagine another case of Rakish Heir with him. "OMG, males should not be that pretty looking geez! How will I explain this to my children!?"
Wouldn't it be hilarious if one of the many kinda dead looking guys there was a lichwalker? Barinellos, Beast Engine would never let you live that down :P
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Wouldn't it be hilarious if one of the many kinda dead looking guys there was a lichwalker? Barinellos, Beast Engine would never let you live that down :P



And I would tell him what I told him then and point directly at the column that talked about dead walkers and the like.
Wait, wasn't Leshrac a lich-walker?

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@mikemearls I think Perkins would throat punch me if I ever tried that. And I'd give him a glowing quarterly review for it.

Wait, wasn't Leshrac a lich-walker?



What? No.
He took a terrible demonic visage, but he wasn't dead.
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So, here's one of them in glorious enormous quality.
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So, here's one of them in glorious enormous quality.



ARGH, not the avatar I was expecting. Sheet spooked me.
Some of them look really...strange. Not bad, just different than what I am used to from Magic. For example, 2A looks like he just came out of a Marvel comic...I guess the Multiverse is bigger than I thought after all.

That said, I dig it. I hope we will know as much about them and their stories as possible in the future.

Oh and, the one Barinellos was posting: A giant? Look at the little (human?) skulls....
Oh and, the one Barinellos was posting: A giant? Look at the little (human?) skulls....



Oh goodness...


Could be a giant. Or they could be children's skulls, or goblin skulls, or shrunken heads, or maybe he makes minature skull trinkets as a hobby. :U
They don't particularly look like human skulls, but then again angels-with-keels :/
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They don't particularly look like human skulls, but then again angels-with-keels :/



Jeremy Jarvis did talk about how that was a mistake they just didn't catch until too late.
Steve did research, but didn't think things through.
They don't particularly look like human skulls, but then again angels-with-keels :/



Jeremy Jarvis did talk about how that was a mistake they just didn't catch until too late.
Steve did research, but didn't think things through.


I know, that was a particularly glaring one that almost everybody caught :/. It's just that I would really like for them to differentiate between different species on skeletal art details, but that it's more likely their artists just can't seem to get a human skeleton right in the first place.
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