Control / Controller, Triggered Abilities Cube Week! If you control The Abyss, it can’t kill your opponent’s True-Name Nemesis. January 10, 2014February 5, 2015 | bimmerbot The Abyss has a target, and the ability is always controlled by the player who controls the Abyss (even if it's not that player choosing the target). This matters when checking target legality vs. True-Name Nemesis or any hexproof creature! Read more.