Does "gain control" = "ownership"?

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I'm finding a lot of contradictory information regarding [C]Legion's Initiative[/C] and I'm looking for some clarification. 

If I [C]Act of Treason[/C] an opponent's creature, then activate [C]Legion's Initiative[/C] does the new creature:

A. return permanently under my control at the next combat phase,
B. return until end of turn under my control at the next combat phase, or
C. return to my opponent at the next combat phase?

Same situation with [C]Zealous Conscripts[/C].  If I gain control of an opponent's creature until the end of a turn, am I considered the owner for the purposes of casting [C]Cloudshift[/C] or [C]Legion's Initiative[/C]?

Thanks!
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double use of "those" confuses whether the enchantment is included
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On Entrance; put a land you control owner's hand.

: gather , or .

and tap a creature you control: add or remove

   an underground counter to or from that creaure.

Creatures with underground counters

  can only block or be blocked by

  other creatures with underground counters.

  ~ancient and forgotten dwell

 

A card's owner is the person who's library that card began the game in. A card's owner never changes (well, unless you've playing with ante cards, which are banned in all official formats).
If I Act of Treason an opponent's creature, then activate Legion's Initiative does the new creature:

A. return permanently under my control at the next combat phase,
B. return until end of turn under my control at the next combat phase, or
C. return to my opponent at the next combat phase?

It will return under your opponent's control.
Same situation with Zelous Conscripts .  If I gain control of an opponent's creature until the end of a turn, am I considered the owner for the purposes of casting Cloudshift or Legion's Initiative ?

Swapping to zealous conscripts makes no difference as far as legion's initiative is concerned, but notice that cloudshift is worded differently from legion's initiative. It says to return the creature under your control, not under it's owner's control. If you temporarily steal a creature and then cloudshift it, you will permanently control the creature returned by cloudshift.
However, you still won't be the owner. If you steal a creature, then Cloudshift it, then blink it with Legion's Initiative, it goes back to your opponent.
It says to return the creature under your control, not under it's owner's control. If you temporarily steal a creature and then cloudshift it, you will permanently control the new creature.



Great.  That helps a lot!

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However, you still won't be the owner. If you steal a creature, then Cloudshift it, then blink it with Legion's Initiative, it goes back to your opponent.



This just made my day. Mind blown.

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am I considered the owner for the purposes of casting [C]Cloudshift[/C]

Cloudshift doesn't care who owns the card, did something make you think otherwise?

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my favorite "change control of stuff" combo is Venser, Shaper Savant and Conjured Currency. You trade Currency for whatever but since you own it, you can blink it back to your control with Venser's ability. Congrats, you just stole any permanent on the field.

EDH decks I play:

 

Prossh: http://community.wizards.com/forum/commander-edh/threads/4101381

 

Derevi: http://community.wizards.com/forum/commander-edh/threads/4115936

 

Kaalia (the beats)

 

Zur (disgusting combo)

 

Damia (Bug Elf deck)

 

Numot (Stax)

 

Griselbrand (French)

 

Ghave (Uber combo)

 

Muzzio (Oops, Blightsteel)

am I considered the owner for the purposes of casting [C]Cloudshift[/C]

Cloudshift doesn't care who owns the card, did something make you think otherwise?



As a returning player I wanted to make sure there was actually a difference between the words "controller" and "owner".  Hence the post.  I needed to make sure they weren't interchangable words.
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Ah got it.

They are not interchangeable.

The owner of an object is the player that brought it into the game.
The controller of a spell or permanent is the player that controls that spell or permanent.

The owner and controller of an object are often the same player, but need not be. 

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my favorite "change control of stuff" combo is Venser, Shaper Savant and Conjured Currency. You trade Currency for whatever but since you own it, you can blink it back to your control with Venser's ability. Congrats, you just stole any permanent on the field.

I think you mean [c]Venser, the Sojourner[/C]
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