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187 is Magic slang for damaging or destroying a creature or other permanent using an "enters the battlefield" effect, such as when Nekrataal, Uktabi Orangutan, or Flametongue Kavu come into play. The term is derived from the California penal code for murder. Two common misconceptions are that the term originated from Nekrataal's collector number (Visions has only 167 cards) or that it came from the section of the comprehensive rules that dealt with 'comes into play' effects.