Kiku's Shadow Magic

Posted in Arcana on June 29, 2005

By Wizards of the Coast

Legendary assassin Kiku, Night's Flower uses magic instead of messy knives to kill, mystically animating her mark's shadow and forcing it to do the dirty work. She leaves a flower as a calling card; note how she seems to be dropping one on the viewer in her art (meaning the perspective is that of one who's being slain by her):

Kiku, Night's Flower

The Saviors of Kamigawa removal spell Kiku's Shadow represents an instance of Kiku's shadow-assassination magic. See how the ponytailed mage is being, er, skewered by his own shadow?

Also note how the shadow's eyes are pink flowers -- an element of Kiku's calling card.

Kiku's Shadow

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