"It is absolutely necessary, for the peace and safety of mankind, that some of earth's dark, dead corners and unplumbed depths be let alone; lest sleeping abnormalities wake to resurgent life, and blasphemously surviving nightmares squirm and splash out of their black lairs to newer and wider conquests."
- – H. P. Lovecraft
"Everything I was afraid of when I was growing up, I've become. I've taken on my nightmares, like the devil and the end of the world, and I've become those things."
- – Marilyn Manson
Ashiok is a planeswalker who lacks gender and most of their skull. They rip nightmares out of people's heads and make them manifest in reality, like a total dick. Ashiok's possibly an aetherborn, possibly from Amonkhet. On Theros, the spooky nonbinary smoke monster used a campaign of nightmares to trick two opposing kingdoms into a devastating war, earning them a spooked look from the god of deceit and causing a tiny bit of their cheek to fade into more smoke.
Ashiok returned to Theros in Theros: Beyond Death. Torturing Elspeth Tirel with visions of her nightmares and fears, Ashiok tormented the fallen champion as she attempted to escape the underworld. In doing so though, Ashiok learned about the existence of Phyrexia, and the living nightmares that spawned from it. Since living nightmare is kind of their job description, Ashiok is now actively trying to find New Phyrexia to learn of and from them.
|Planeswalkers of Magic: The Gathering|
|Original Five:|| Ajani Goldmane - Chandra Nalaar|
Garruk Wildspeaker - Jace Beleren - Liliana Vess
|Alara:||Elspeth Tirel - Nicol Bolas - Sarkhan Vol - Tezzeret|
|Zendikar:||Gideon Jura - Nissa Revane - Sorin Markov|
|Scars of Mirrodin:||Karn - Koth of the Hammer - Venser|
|Innistrad:||Tamiyo - Tibalt - Davriel Cane|
|Return to Ravnica:||Domri Rade - Ral Zarek - Vraska|
|Theros:||Ashiok - Kiora - Xenagos - Calix|
|Tarkir:||Ugin - Narset|
|Kaladesh:||Dovin Baan - Saheeli Rai|
|Other:||Dack Fayden - Vivien Reid - Kaya|
|Commander 2014:||Daretti - Freyalise - Nahiri - Ob Nixilis - Teferi|
|Pre-mending:||Bo Levar - Commodore Guff - Jaya Ballard - Urza|
|Planeswalker Groups:||The Gatewatch|