For example, assume that both my opponent and I have a face-up creature with Morph on the battlefield.

I cast Ixidron and it enters the battlefield.

Can both creatures be turned face-up again later in the game, by paying the Morph cost, even though they weren't turned face-down "normally"?


Yes, you can.

It doesn't matter how a creature got turned face-down. All morph cares about is that the creature is indeed face-down. Face-down is a status like e.g. tapped/untapped.

110.6. A permanent’s status is its physical state. There are four status categories, each of which has two possible values: tapped/untapped, flipped/unflipped, face up/face down, and phased in/phased out. Each permanent always has one of these values for each of these categories.

702.36a Morph is a static ability that functions in any zone from which you could play the card it’s on, and the morph effect works any time the card is face down. [..]

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    Note that if those creatures do not have morph, then there is normally no way to make them turn face-up again by themselves. You will have to use other cards to turn them back, or make them leave the battlefield and return (in which case they will return face-up unless explicitly told otherwise). – Arthur May 22 '18 at 10:02

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