Plenty of Commanders have scary tap abilities—think of Arcanis the Omnipotent, Krenko, Mob Boss or Prime Speaker Vannifar—but even among those, Merieke Ri Berit stands out for the power and flexibility she offers.
When you tap Merieke you gain control of another creature, practically indefinitely. If Merieke untaps or dies, that creature dies with her.
If all you want to is always have the best creature at the table, you can invest in protecting Merieke at all costs. Someone plays their commander? Steal it. Some one else plays Blightsteel Colossus? Untap, killing the commander you took, and steal the Colossus instead.
But if you'd rather make Merieke's power a repeatable, one-sided board wipe, all you need to do is untap her as often as possible...
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