But today, we’re getting a sneak preview of his life and personality. Oko’s home plane is one in which the mischievousness of the Fey is suppressed. Log in to report abuse. Too quickly for the twins to comprehend, he shifted form into a drake once more, then a raven, a crested eagle, then an antler before dissolving into golden sparks, planeswalking away to parts unknown. (He has yet to learn it doesn’t have to be this way – see his trust issues above). At some point he took the form of the knight Cado, and slipped into the Grand Procession, giving the twins a wink that bewitched them and made them forget their encounter with him. The ruling class did not quite see it this way. I'm a professional journalist and avid student of fan culture. My reporting has appeared on CNN, PBS, the Daily Dot, and numerous other outlets. Oko is a shapeshifter who is as charismatic as he is conceited, a man who is mysterious, uncommonly clever, and vain. I figured it's time to shed a little light on the Thief of Crowns's humble origin. Kelman: Never having to deal with the consequences of your actions if you don’t want to! Venturing far from the safety of the Realm, their search takes them deep into the Wilds—a hostile land of faeries, monsters, and untamed magic. Styling himself as a speaker of truth, Oko felt he held a mirror to the hypocrisy of his world. Kelman: He generally tries to avoid revealing himself to other Planeswalkers, but I can imagine he would get along well with Chandra if he didn’t have such a mean streak. EY & Citi On The Importance Of Resilience And Innovation, Impact 50: Investors Seeking Profit — And Pushing For Change, Michigan Economic Development Corporation With Forbes Insights. He also has healing and mind-controlling powers. His upper face has the same blue tone, giving the appearance of a blue mask across his eyes. He was almost struck down that instant by Garruk who ambushed him from behind, but he took the form of a raven once more to avoid his axe and took to the air, taking the form of a drake as griffins tried to stop him. (He has yet to learn it doesn’t have to be this way – see his trust issues above). His arms are blue as if they had been dipped in woad. In the society of the Realm, the five civilized kingdoms, fend of the Wild (magic forces that emerge from the dangerous and mysterious forest that encompasses this plane). Orsini: Additionally, can he shapeshift as other people? It was a terrible experience for him and one that would make it almost impossible for him to trust anyone again — especially those in positions of authority. As he awaited he was surprised to see the Kenrith twins walk into his circle, where his glamour on them faded and their old memories returned. Exclusive: Meet Oko, The 'Magic: The Gathering' Multiverse's Newest Planeswalker. In order to get to know Oko a little better (and to figure out where he belongs on my planeswalker dateability chart), I interviewed Nic Kelman, Head of Story and Entertainment at Wizards of the Coast, who is one of the writers responsible for bringing his character to life. They have shaped his life to this point and it will probably be some time before he finds the courage to trust anyone enough to grow beyond those experiences… if ever. Venturing far from the safety of the Realm, their search takes them deep into the Wilds—a hostile land of faeries, monsters, and untamed magic. I think probably the issues he faced on his Homeplane. This time it’s a shapeshifter by the name of Oko. Want to learn more about Oko? A chance encounter with the wily and inscrutable shapeshifter Oko seems somehow connected, but memory of the Fey trickster flits away with a wink. OKO Group – Sole manufacturers of original, genuine OKO tyre sealants. It just fits some of my kinks. A chance encounter with the wily and inscrutable shapeshifter Oko seems somehow connected, but memory of the Fey trickster flits away with a wink. I'm a professional journalist and avid student of fan culture. Oko’s story will be revealed in detail in the first “Throne of Eldraine” ebook. The Shapeshifters has been signed to Defected Records since 2008, and the duo were previously signed to Positiva.They were best known for their debut single "Lola's Theme", which went to No. https://mtg.fandom.com/wiki/Oko?oldid=388580, Oko's character is loosely based on the Shakespearean character of. Having Garruk kill the king's guards, he kidnapped the man and fled into the wilds. To the ruling class, they had created a perfect society — but for Oko, who was born with incredibly powerful shapeshifting abilities, this culture went against everything he was and contradicted his deepest, truest self. Oko generally tries to avoid revealing himself to other Planeswalkers, preferring trickery and manipulation to all-out battle. Forbes has a first look at a new Planeswalker coming to #MTGEldraine!Meet the fey shapeshifter Oko! Like Xenagos, the implied sexuality of his appearance is meant to hit an ancient trope: the otherworldly hedonist troublemaker who is more charismatic and cunning than outright imposing. Oko art by Chris Rallis. A chance encounter with the wily and inscrutable shapeshifter Oko seems somehow connected, but memory of the Fey trickster flits away with a wink. To the ruling class, they had created a perfect society—but for Oko, who was born with incredibly powerful shapeshifting abilities, this culture went against everything he was and contradicted his deepest, truest self. Venturing far from the safety of the Realm, their search takes them deep into the Wilds—a hostile land of faeries, monsters, and untamed magic. Throne of Eldraine is a story about the plane of Eldraine, a fantasy land full of chivalrous knights, witches and elves. , I interviewed Nic Kelman, Head of Story and Entertainment at Wizards of the Coast, who is one of the writers responsible for bringing his character to life. Over the following months, he tried to gain the favor of those who were the least secure in the times of peace. Wizards of the Coast is holding an event on its Twitch channel tomorrow that should offer some new information about the set. They subjected him to magical procedures intended to suppress his powers but only succeeded in igniting his spark. the front cover for my Faye animation coming out soon!!!!! As Garruk moved to kill him, Rowan forbade it, which Oko thanked the girl for. 1 on the UK Singles Chart in July 2004. He sees it as his mission to help others — the hapless, the ignorant, the weak, the youthful strivers — to embrace their freedom and to cast off the rules of any government. This illustration gives us a clue to his mana colors. This has nothing to do with the mechanic (since neither Fey or else appears on the card), just a point of lore. See also: 'Magic: The Gathering' Reveals New Cards, Booster Packs, With 'Throne Of Eldraine'. Oko mesmerized Garruk, turning him into a slave bodyguard called Dog. Later, the twins came upon him again as he guided the Wild Hunt after the creature, however, he evaded them by releasing a small swarm of faeries. Orsini: In Oko’s opinion, what’s the best part about being a Planeswalker? On Eldraine Oko sought to disrupt the rule of the Realm, and to do so he plotted to eliminate the High King himself. Oko is a fey trickster and magic user. While he waited, he came upon Will and Rowan at the Choking Drum, and had Garruk save the duo from a horde of redcaps. He considers himself pretty and witty and has a tendency to talk too much. Get your introduction on Forbes.com, then learn more in … Venturing far from the safety of the Realm, their search takes them deep into the Wilds—a hostile land of faeries, monsters, and untamed magic. The 82nd Magic: The Gathering expansion set, “Throne of Eldraine” will be released on October 4, 2019. Oko is, in fact, part of the Fey and is a shapeshifter who is described to be charismatic, conceited, mysterious, and clever. He generally tries to avoid revealing himself to other Planeswalkers, but I can imagine he would get along well with Chandra if he didn’t have such a mean streak. Themed around Grimm’s Fairy Tales and the Arthurian legend of Camelot, this set will introduce players to a new fantasy world and its denizens. Search Search all Forums Search this Forum Search this Thread Tools Jump to Forum [ELD] Forbes article introducing Oko, the Fey Shapeshifter (no card spoiler) Orsini: Speaking of shapeshifting, what’s the most interesting shapeshift he’s done? As a fight broke out between the gathered knights and the elves, he took the form of Queen Ayara (who had hidden near the back of the gathering to not be seen) and shot the stag in the chest with an arrow. But he is a shapeshifter Fey, so he can take the shape of a faerie if he wants. Oko, however, had another plan in motion; he had transformed the High King into a stag and had magically put it to sleep, to awaken on that morning with the rising sun. He also seeks out alleged hypocrisy wherever he finds it. Shapeshifter’s are as diverse in their abilities as they are in their appearance. A chance encounter with the wily and inscrutable shapeshifter Oko seems somehow connected, but memory of the Fey trickster flits away with a wink. @Forbes has a first look at a new Planeswalker coming to #MTGEldraine! Oko Planeswalker Art by Chris Rallis Oko Art by Chris Rallis A fey of many faces, Oko is a master of disguise, trickery, and dismantling authority. Never having to deal with the consequences of your actions if you don’t want to! The OG comment stated Oko is a Fey in the lore. The ruling class did not quite see it this way. A speaker for freedom, he was imprisoned by archfey in an attempt to subjugate him. Venturing far from the safety of the Realm, their search takes them deep into the Wilds—a hostile land of faeries, monsters, and untamed magic. Oko is a shapeshifter Fey which means he is part of the fairies in the multiverse. As revealed by Forbes, Oko is a Fey shapeshifter with a rebellious streak. How did he, or how is he working to, overcome it? A chance encounter with the wily and inscrutable shapeshifter Oko seems somehow connected, but memory of the Fey trickster flits away with a wink. Styling himself as a speaker of truth, Oko felt he held a mirror to the hypocrisy of his world. 1 2 3. As midwinter came around he retreated to the Wilds and tried to meet the Council of Druids to further his plans, however, Queen Ayara herself met with them, warning them against the stranger. He also has healing and mind-controlling powers. This often leads to quite cruel “pranks.” Ruining a wedding day, stealing the spotlight at someone's lifetime moment of triumph, fooling a mother into believing her child has returned from a conflict – these are all great shapeshifting jokes to Oko who sees nothing as sacred, least of all the noblest of emotions. 4.5 since it didnt came out today :) Elowen quickly deduced he was not of Locthwain as he claimed, for he did not wear their emblem and his ploy to get them to eat within the circle was obvious. A chance encounter with the wily and inscrutable shapeshifter Oko seems somehow connected, but memory of the Fey trickster flits away with a wink. He can use his shapeshifting ability to enhance these pranks, using it to pretend to be a loved one or a friend. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. Meet the fey shapeshifter, Oko! Oko’s story will be revealed in detail in the first “Throne of Eldraine” ebook, Throne of Eldraine: The Wildered Quest. As Garruk arrived with the healer Cerise, her unicorn, and the stag, Oko revealed his plans and created a dome of thorns to bind the adventurers as he himself walked away with the stag they had sought. He was experimented on to try and suppress his prankster nature of using his abilities to mess with people. * Oko recognizes the hedron embedded into Garruk's back (placed there by you the player in Duels of the Planeswalkers) and is surprised he'd have one. A shapeshifter has infiltrated our deep space cloning facility. Oko is a fey planeswalker from an unknown plane.12 Oko is a shapeshifter who is as charismatic as he is conceited, a man who is mysterious, uncommonly clever, and vain. See also: All 36 'Magic: The Gathering' War of the Spark Planeswalkers Ranked By Dateability. As the stag was cornered, Oko watched from a tree in the form of a raven. You can read more about Oko in the Forbes interview with Nic Kelman, Head of Story and Entertainment at Wizards of the Coast in the article here. Kelman: To Oko, it would be feeling alone in the Multiverse. © 2020 Forbes Media LLC. My reporting has appeared on CNN, PBS, the Daily Dot, and numerous other outlets. Traveling with the duo, he had Garruk await in the forest as they arrived at Beckborough and they split ways. Venturing far from the safety of the Realm, their search takes them deep into the Wilds—a hostile land of faeries, monsters, and untamed magic. They are referred to by many names within various folklores such as "Fae", “Wee Folk”, “Fair Folk”, “Little People”, and so on. He is a Fey, and like many Fey, he likes to play cruel pranks on people. Overall, he seems like a fascinating character that fits the vibe of Eldraine well. But today, we’re getting a sneak preview of his life and personality. Already a powerful shapeshifter, Oko originated on a plane where the Fey were deemed as a menace to be suppressed. My blog, Otaku Journalist, is a resource for geek and fandom reporters. He considers himself pretty and witty and has a tendency to talk too much. To Oko, it would be feeling alone in the Multiverse. This page was last edited on 26 November 2020, at 15:37. Queen Ayara, an elf, was his primary target, and he attempted to spark the animosity that much of her race held towards humans, but the woman thought him suspect. The Shapeshifters is the current alias of English house producer Simon Marlin and a former duo comprising Marlin and Swedish producer Max Reich, from Gothenburg. porngame188 2020-11-29 16:11:09. Oko is from a plane ruled by Fey who believe in a unified society, one where the ruling class has decided that for the betterment of all, the natural mischievousness of the Fey has to be suppressed. expansion set, “Throne of Eldraine” will be released on October 4, 2019. Kelman: Oko seeks out hypocrisy wherever he finds it…but by his own definition which often leads to quite cruel “pranks.” Ruining a wedding day, stealing the spotlight at someone’s lifetime moment of triumph, fooling a mother into believing her child has returned from a conflict – these are all great shapeshifting jokes to Oko who sees nothing as sacred, least of all the most noble of emotions. Venturing far from the safety of the Realm, their search takes them deep into the Wilds—a hostile land of faeries, monsters, and untamed magic. A scuffle broke out and Oko turned himself and Elowen into eagles before he reverted to his true form, the transformed mage flying away. Yet another Planeswalker is joining the Magic: The Gathering universe. What did it feel like for Oko? In order to get to know Oko a little better (and to figure out where he belongs on my. Oko seeks out hypocrisy wherever he finds it…but by his own definition which often leads to quite cruel “pranks.” Ruining a wedding day, stealing the spotlight at someone’s lifetime moment of triumph, fooling a mother into believing her child has returned from a conflict – these are all great shapeshifting jokes to Oko who sees nothing as sacred, least of all the most noble of emotions. Awaiting within his faerie circle on a makeshift throne he awaited Garruk to find the stag so he could guide the Wild Hunt to it that night. Themed around Grimm’s Fairy Tales and the Arthurian legend of Camelot, this set will introduce players to a new fantasy world and its denizens. A chance encounter with the wily and inscrutable shapeshifter Oko seems somehow connected, but memory of the Fey trickster flits away with a wink. To the ruling class, they had created a perfect society—but for Oko, who was born with incredibly powerful shapeshifting abilities, this culture went against everything he was and contradicted his deepest, truest self. He has high cheekbones, pale skin, and pointed ears. Faye: Shapeshifter Cover Share. Oko is a fey planeswalker from an unknown plane.[1][2]. More will be revealed in the first “Throne of Eldraine” ebook. by Kate Elliot, available for preorder now. Aug 31, 2019 - “. Oko is able to shift another person into the same shape as he himself is taking if he is touching them when he does it. They subjected him to magical procedures intended to suppress his powers but only succeed in igniting his spark. We can imagine this was a terrible experience for him and one that would make it almost impossible for him to trust anyone again—especially those in positions of authority. In ancient mythology, shapeshifting is just one of the endless magical abilities used by god-like characters. More will be revealed in the first “Throne of Eldraine” ebook, Throne of Eldraine: The Wildered Quest by Kate Elliot, available for preorder now. The illustrious Oko is a Fey shapeshifter who is as charismatic as he is conceited, a man who is mysterious, clever, and vain. A chance encounter with the wily and inscrutable shapeshifter Oko seems somehow connected, but memory of the Fey trickster flits away with a wink. Seeing a chance to destroy the tentative peace between the elves of the Wilds and the five courts of the Realm, he waited for the Grand Procession to take place, a time where the king would travel throughout the Realm to reinforce the peace. Edit: You may opt-out by. The fairy tale-themed Magic: The Gathering expansion is coming this October, and it will introduce a new planeswalker we've never seen in previous Magic sets before. Orsini: What do you think has been the biggest challenge in Oko’s life so far? (Alternate question: any good shapeshifting pranks he’s pulled?). Orsini: Which Planeswalker does he get along with best? On Wednesday, for the first time, we get to meet one of the planeswalkers who is spending time in Eldraine. The illustrious Oko is a Fey shapeshifter who is as charismatic as he is conceited, a man who is mysterious, clever, and vain. His eyes are dark, pensive, and even a little melancholy. Today, Forbes has revealed the new planeswalker from Throne of Eldraine: Oko, a Fey shapeshifter "who is as charismatic as he conceited, a man who is mysterious, clever, and… Here is a Q&A to help you get to know the enigmatic Oko: Lauren Orsini: Oko got his spark when his captors tried to suppress his shapeshifting. Oko played upon their naivete, mainly Rowan's, to learn of their vision within the mirror, until Cado and the loremage Elowen stumbled into the circle. Venturing far from the safety of the Realm, their search takes them deep into the Wilds—a hostile land of faeries, monsters, and untamed magic. Even Shapeshifting, the trait which unifies them, is sometimes more of a curse than an actual magical ability. . This is the home of the only genuine OKO.Accept no substitute. Sort By: Date Score. * Oko is a shapeshifter; he was originally surprised by Garruk and injured, but transformed into a stag to run away. Avoiding Garruk once more, he accidentally flew into the electrified ice of the twins and was quickly pinned to the ground. The illustrious Oko is a Fey shapeshifter who is as charismatic as he is conceited, a man who is mysterious, clever, and vain. Traditionally, the Fey are all manner of whimsical creatures that fit into the abstract nature includes fairies, pixies, and the like. Having just arrived on Eldraine, Oko found out that he was stalked by Garruk Wildspeaker. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Quickly he used his charms to gain the favor of Rowan, while her brother remained cautious and suspicious of the man. Kelman: I think probably the issues he faced on his Homeplane. I love it. nO0bdakiller 2020-08-19 06:24:21. A chance encounter with the wily and inscrutable shapeshifter Oko seems somehow connected, but memory of the Fey trickster flits away with a wink. Nic Kelman: Oko is from a plane ruled by Fey who believe in a unified society, one where the ruling class has decided that for the betterment of all, the natural mischievousness of the Fey has to be suppressed. He’s described as charismatic, conceited, mysterious, clever, and vain. OKO invented effective preventative puncture sealants in 1978. Venturing far from the safety of the Realm, their search takes them deep into the Wilds—a hostile land of faeries, monsters, and untamed magic. Want to learn more about Oko? Venturing far from the safety of the Realm, their search takes them deep into the Wilds—a hostile land of faeries, monsters, and untamed magic. Can you tell me more about that? My latest book, Cosplay: The Fantasy World of Role Play, was published in May 2015. He is almost always mistaken for an elf. Continuously developed, The World’s Favourite Tyre Sealants are now trusted in over 80 countries. Hating authority, Oko is an iconoclast and a bit of an anarchist. A chance encounter with the wily and inscrutable shapeshifter Oko seems somehow connected, but memory of the Fey trickster flits away with a wink. A chance encounter with the wily and inscrutable shapeshifter Oko seems somehow connected, but memory of the Fey trickster flits away with a wink. A new planeswalker is shapeshifting his way into Magic: The Gathering ’s new expansion, Throne of Eldraine. For this reason, he hates inflicting this on others (although it doesn't stop him from doing it). Oko, the Trickster. A chance encounter with the wily and inscrutable shapeshifter Oko seems somehow connected, but memory of the Fey trickster flits away with a wink. This only made him go more in-depth into who he is, though, making him resent people and not trust anyone. However, through guile and wit he escaped, albeit nearly dead. Faerie is creature type used for cards that depict creatures with human appearance, often small stature, magical powers, and a penchant for trickery. Venturing far from the safety of the Realm, their search takes them deep into the Wilds—a hostile land of faeries, monsters, and untamed magic. They have shaped his life to this point and it will probably be some time before he finds the courage to trust anyone enough to grow beyond those experiences… if ever. Like, other Planeswalkers? Oko's somewhat meager telepathic ability once allowed him to escape his persecutors. He usually avoids having to deal with the consequences of his actions by planeswalking away. The technique to mesmerize someone was used on him long ago before he'd turned the tables on his captors. [1] Trapping the brute in a net of thorn-laced vines, he found out that Garruk was a planeswalker hunting his peers, and that he for some reason had a hedron embedded in his flesh. Oko is from a plane ruled by Fey who believe in a unified society, one where the ruling class has decided that for the betterment of all, the natural mischievousness of the Fey has to be suppressed. My blog, Otaku.