The Creator

Thunder / Effect  LIGHT / 8
Cannot be Special Summoned from the Graveyard. Once per turn: You can target 1 monster in your Graveyard; send 1 card from your hand to the Graveyard, and if you do, Special Summon that target.

CARD ID: 61505339
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OCG Rulings

Sending a card from your hand is not a cost to activate the effect of "The Creator". The card is sent from the hand to the Graveyard when the effect resolves.: Effect Monster > The Creator: Is sending one card from the hand to the Graveyard an activation cost for "The Creator"?

The card sent to the Graveyard by the effect of "The Creator" is sent to the Graveyard when resolving the effect. The monster to be Special Summoned is chosen when the effect of "The Creator" activate

Previously Official Rulings

Sending 1 card from your
hand to the Graveyard is not a cost to activate the effect of "The Creator". It is part of the effect. So if your opponent chains "Disappear" to remove the targeted monster in your Graveyard from play, the effect of "The Creator" disappears and you do not send 1 card from your hand to the Graveyard.

If you use the effect of "The Creator", and then it is flipped face-down then flipped face-up again that same turn, you may use the effect of "The Creator" again.

If you activate the effect of "The Creator", and it does not resolve because the opponent chains "Skill Drain", or removes the targeted monster from the Graveyard with "Disappear", you've still used the effect. So you cannot activate its effect again that turn (even if you destroy "Skill Drain").

To Special Summon "The Creator" with the effect of "The Creator Incarnate", you must Tribute a face-up "The Creator Incarnate" from the field, not from your hand, etc.