Repercussion's text reads as follows:

Whenever a creature is dealt damage, Repercussion deals that much damage to that creature's controller.

So: if, for example, a 1/1 creature is dealt 10 damage with Repercussion in play, does its controller take 10 damage or 1?

  • It's as you said: The creature was dealt 10 damage, and Repercussion deals that much damage.
    – ikegami
    Sep 8, 2014 at 14:46
  • Sure. It just seemed too broken to not be banned/restricted.
    – intuited
    Sep 9, 2014 at 3:51
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    @intuited nah, it's not a particularly strong card. Dealing massive amounts of damage to a creature isn't that much easier than doing the same to a player. Sure, it can make a cool combination with something like Earthquake, but that's a difficult enough interaction to exploit that Repercussion is nowhere near strong enough to be banned or restricted.
    – David Z
    Sep 11, 2014 at 2:07

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The controller takes 10 damage. A creature's toughness does not limit the damage it can take. Toughness just indicates how much damage is enough to destroy it.

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