One of the great stories of ancient Greece is the Labors of Hercules. The demigod hero was forced to perform twelve tasks by his cousin the wicked king Eurystheus in order to secure a pardon for murdering his wife and child in a fit of insanity caused by jealous Hera. The first of these tasks was to kill the lion that was slaughtering the livestock of Nemea, a difficult venture since its hide was impervious to weapons. (He strangled the monster and skinned it with its own claw, thereafter wearing the hide as armor.) Now mtg-jp has a Theros preview card that echoes both the Nemean lion and the Golden Fleece's fabled imperviousness. Here is Fleecemane Lion, in English:
Fleecemane Lion GW
Creature - Cat (Rare)
3GW: Monstrosity 1. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put a +1/+1 counter on it and it becomes monstrous.)
As long as Fleecemane Lion is monstrous, it has hexproof and indestructible.
Besides the excellent flavor, this is superb in both Limited and Constructed. Early on, it's a Watchwolf - an above-the-curve beater. Then, when you have 3GW laying around, you can make it an impossible-to-remove 4/4 - only Angelic Overseer can naturally get both hexproof and indestructible, and even that's conditional. Even though this has no evasion, it's a perfect target for Auras that give it such abilities once it's monstrous. All in all, this is truly one of the hardest-to-deal-with creatures in Magic, period, and I absolutely love green-white midrange creatures that have interesting suites of abilities and that can grow. Looks like Rock/Junk decks just got a new best friend.
What do you think of this unkillable Lion? Let me know in the comments.