Here is the chain of events: I activate The Shallow Grave to special summon a needle worm from my graveyard (and my opponent chooses their monster), and then my opponent uses D.D. Crow to remove the needle worm from play.

Does my opponent still get the monster he has chosen to special summon?

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Based on this ruling on Disappear:

When a card that selects a card in the Graveyard as a target, such as "Monster Reborn", "Mask of Darkness", "Magician of Faith", "Spear Cretin", or "The Shallow Grave", is activated, you may chain "Disappear" to remove the targeted card from play, and the "Monster Reborn", etc., will resolve without effect. This is because these cards select their target at activation, not resolution.


Your opponent wouldn't get the monster.

D.D. Crow appears to work exactly like Disappear when discarded. So the same ruling should apply.

  • Aha, that is exactly the sort of thing I was looking for.
    – Rapida
    Commented Oct 22, 2010 at 3:44

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