The Eldrazi are Lovecraftian-like entities and the cosmic horror element in the fictional multiverse of Magic: The Gathering, a collectible card game from Wizards of the Coast.
Background[edit | edit source]
The Eldrazi are entities that live in the Blind Eternities, a space full of chaotic energies that exists between the planes of the Multiverse. A space that is so inhospitable that only planeswalkers and the most powerful of gods are able to enter the Blind Realities and survive. The Eldrazi are ancient noncorporeal entities that are forever hungry, traveling between the planes and devouring planets' mana and life energy.
Whenever one of the titans desires to feed, it will extend a part of itself into a plane, which results in a physical manifestation of the entity plus an army of drones. It is unknown as to how many of the Eldrazi titans exist in the Multiverse. Each of the titans spawns an army of drones, beings, and creatures with a tiny fraction of the titan's power at most, each of which serves a specific function.
Known Eldrazi Titans[edit | edit source]
- Emrakul = the Titan of Corruption, the largest and most feared of the Eldrazi which warps all living things. Wherever she soars, she brings silent terror as the embodiment of the icy coldness of the void, emotional and physical distance, the terror of loneliness, and desolation.
- Kozilek = the Titan of Distortion, which slices reality creating relentless insane nightmares as it changes the perception of reality. Inducing despair and panic, confusing thoughts, warping loyalties, and altering emotions.
- Ulamog = the Titan of Consumption is the smallest of the Eldrazi. It consumes living and unliving matter. The energy that is consumed is turned into spell-like effects, creating endless teeming spawn, plagues, and lethal parasites. Everything that is consumed is converted into white mana-less husks.
Drones of the Eldrazi[edit | edit source]
The lineage of Emrakul is the most bizarre of all the drones. Its members are characterized by lattice-like flesh and are of unnatural hues. They lack any identifiable sensory organs, many of them possess tentacles, and/or have unconventional forms. The progeny of Kozilek, in turn, have numerous eyes throughout their body, though rarely any on the head. Floating around their bodies are large jagged plates, and like their maker, they have bisecting arms. Those born from the lineage of Ulamog have a bony mask on featureless heads, bisecting arms, and also possess tentacles.