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Race Phyrexian
Birthplace Mirrodin
Lifetime Mending Era

Jin-Gitaxias is the blue-aligned praetor of New Phyrexia.[1]


Obsessed with perfecting Phyrexia to its highest potential, he is the author of a revisionist philosophy known as "Great Synthesis", which takes some liberties with Phyrexia's core religious philosophy as to make progress easier. For instance, he sees the original Father of Machines as ultimately imperfect (the same applies to the current leader), and discards the term "evolution" when applied to Phyrexia as he feels it is an inappropriate term to describe what is really going on (as well as to distinguish his views of perfection from those of Vorinclex and Glissa).

Living in what was once the Lumengrid, he tends a huge variety of newts that grow in vats attached to nearly every place in the facilities. His interest in perfection and natural curiosity lead him to explore the occult, and it is implied he can make use of White and Black mana. Using Sheoldred's necromantic prophetic visions, he has the access to many creature designs he can turn his newts into via his knowledge on various forms of magic.

He apparently hates Vorinclex and finds Karn too incompetent to rule. Although Elesh Norn is aware of his machinations, Jin-Gitaxias appears to keep an at least neutral relationship towards her for the moment.

In the webcomic Dark Discoveries, Jin-Gitaxias and his minions captured Tezzeret, who killed some of his minions. After briefly threatening Tezzeret, Jin-Gitaxias brought him before Karn.


  • In the webcomic Dark Discoveries, it is revealed that Jin-Gitaxias is a parent after he threatened to feed Tezzeret to his larvae.


Story appearances[]

Title Author Publishing date Set Setting (plane) Featuring
Dark Discoveries, Part 3 Doug Beyer 2011-05-19 New Phyrexia New Phyrexia Tezzeret, Jin-Gitaxias, Karn

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  1. Savor the Flavor (May 11, 2011). "Getting to Know the Praetors". Wizards of the Coast.