Does the effect of Emissary of the Afterlife activate if it is detached from an XYZ monster in Yu-Gi-Oh?
No. XYZ Material is no longer considered to be 'on the field'. When Emissary of the Afterlife is detached, it goes to the graveyard, but was not sent there 'from the field' me…aning its activation condition was not met. Instead, look for cards like Sangan, which triggers when sent to the graveyard but does not specify that it has to come from a specific location for the condition to be met. (MORE)