Of all the five colours of the spectrum, these two I find the most fascinating for reasons obvious to those who know me, and to those who don't its because I like the dynamics between fantasy forces meant to represent either side and because I like inversions of the stereotype that light must be good and that darkness must be evil.
With that in mind, I think MTG kind of hasn't explored the full potential of either White of Black. We have tons of black villains and white heroes, but only one major white villain (Konda of the Kamigawa block) and two black hero (Toshiro Umezawa, also from Kamigawa, and some guy from Ravnica leading the Golgari Swarm), with a few black neutral characters and I believe also some white neutral characters. The authors did spend a reasonable amount of time explaining Black's virtues (ambition, freedom and individualism) as well as White's malevolent side (fascism, xenophobia and extremism), but it kinda falls on flat ears when you only have two heroes under Black and just one White villain.
Things could also be potentially be interesting if a character is under two colours at the same time (for instance, I've seen an angel card of both Black and White), though AFAIK I haven't heard much of actual canon characters that wield two colours, though I'm new so don't sue me. A grey character would actually be quite interesting
Comment by seascorpion, Apr 9 2010, 02:18 AM
theres a white villain? never knew that
Comment by seascorpion, Apr 9 2010, 06:05 AM
plus are you evil ?
Comment by seascorpion, Apr 17 2010, 06:51 AM
so your colours white ,huh, mines red
Comment by JohnFaa, May 15 2010, 01:06 PM
Konda from the Kamigawa block is evil
Comment by Orionite, May 16 2012, 06:00 AM
Grey color represents all things artificial (in a sense, the "lack" of color - or a spectrum of life)
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