Gideon's static ability is incredibly powerful though. Just compare him to Gideon of the Trials. You basically get the +0 of that card every single turn PLUS he can use a loyalty ability to support another creature.Gideon only has 2 abilities and is only shown as mythic in the picture because it is his Mythic Edition art. Mythics were supposed to at least have 3 abilities. Where does Rosewater state this? It would be pretty lame if that Gideon is taking up a mythic slot in the regular set.
Damn it's so weird seeing this many Planeswalkers spoiled. Nicol looks pretty good. Glad to see Sorin back.
Even ignoring the marketing aspect, they won't kill her off until they resolve a bunch of other story stuff with her. There's the Chain Veil, the Raven Man, Garruk, etc.
Garruk hasn't been relevant for years and War seemed like a perfect place for him to appear considering he's been hunting planeswalkers.
Let’s say we discount Garruk. Still leaves the Chain Veil and Raven Man as conflicts unresolved.
She's not dying.
Weisman has also been teasing Garruk, so it's likely he shows up in the next Ravnica novel, too.
In addition to the story threads unresolved, Liliana has a lot of room for character growth as well. She's primed and ready for a redemption arc. She will eventually become a BW Planeswalker and she can't die if that's going to happen. Liliana will be front and center for a long time to come.