Thrissik believes that Phyrexia must give birth to its destroyer. The destroyer will destroy Phyrexia, so it can be reborn. The cycle must continue because Phyrexia must always be improved and strengthened. With each resurrection from its own ashes, Phyrexia will be stronger than before. Thrissik seeks the Destroyer and wants to place himself as the Father of Machines.
- Magic Creative Team (April 13, 2011). "A Planeswalker's Guide to New Phyrexia: The Steel Thanes". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.