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These guys ascend. Once they flip, they aren't even creatures anymore -- they become powerful, legendary enchantments that represent the focused essence of their mortal forms, reminiscent of Judgment's incarnations.
The art of the Saviors ascendants portrays this transformation abstractly. Check out how, in each case, the artists show mystical tattoos and markings on the ascendants' mortal forms, and incorporate those same designs in their ascendant form.