History Anime / YuGiOh

12th Sep '17 11:37:49 AM JamesAustin
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** Dark Yugi stops giving his Penalty Games after Duelist Kingdom for no explanation in the anime. In the manga he stops doing this when Pegasus says the items have an evil intelligence, as he does ''not'' want to be evil, whereas in the anime he plays a Shadow Game with Shadi right after defeating Pegasus. The Black Clown's clown theme and Ryuji's partial clown make-up makes more sense in the manga as well, as his father was cursed to have a clown face.

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** Dark Yugi stops giving his Penalty Games after Duelist Kingdom for no explanation in the anime. In the manga he stops doing this when Pegasus says the items have an evil intelligence, as he does ''not'' want to be evil, whereas in the anime he plays a Shadow Game with Shadi right after defeating Pegasus. Pegasus.
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The Black Clown's clown theme and Ryuji's partial clown make-up makes more sense in the manga as well, manga, as his father was cursed to have a clown face.



* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: In the manga, Yugi's grandpa wasn't really kidnapped by Pegasus; his soul was instead sealed inside a video tape, and Yugi could talk with him through a camcorder whenever he liked. The anime makes it a straight case of YourSoulIsMine, and anime Yugi is appropriately angstier about the whole affair. Yugi's guilt and fear over almost killing Kaiba is also played up more, especially in the dub where it continues into his duel with Mai.

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* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: In the manga, Yugi's grandpa grandpa's soul wasn't really kidnapped by Pegasus; his soul was instead sealed inside a video tape, and Yugi could talk with him through a camcorder whenever he liked. The anime makes it a straight case of YourSoulIsMine, and anime Yugi is appropriately angstier about the whole affair. Yugi's guilt and fear over almost killing Kaiba is also played up more, especially in the dub where it continues into his duel with Mai.



* BeautyEqualsGoodness: The heroes' ace monsters are [[BadassAdorable drop]] [[MsFanservice dead]] [[HeroicBuild gorgeous]], even the Blue-Eyes White Dragon looks noble and majestic. Meanwhile, the villains use monsters that wouldn't look out of place in horror movies.

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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: Shizuka, Anzu, and Mai.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness:
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The heroes' ace monsters are [[BadassAdorable drop]] [[MsFanservice dead]] [[HeroicBuild gorgeous]], even the Blue-Eyes White Dragon looks noble and majestic. Meanwhile, the villains use monsters that wouldn't look out of place in horror movies.



* BerserkButton: If you don't want to see a very angry Kaiba, don't tell him Yugi lost a duel. Or try to take over his company. Or [[PapaWolf attempt to kidnap/harm Mokuba.]]

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* BerserkButton: If you don't want to see a very angry Kaiba, don't tell him Yugi lost a duel. Or try to take over his company. Or [[PapaWolf attempt to kidnap/harm his brother Mokuba.]]



* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Mai is a blond, Anzu is a brunette and Shizuka is a redhead.



* BookEnds: Yugi's winning card in the last duel of the series is Golden Sarcophagus; it's [[LampshadeHanging pointed out]] that the card looks just like the box the Millennium Puzzle was in, [[spoiler:[[InvokedTrope and that the box that brought Yugi and the pharaoh together would be the very thing to bring them apart.]]]]

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* BookEnds: {{Bookends}}: Yugi's winning card in the last duel of the series is Golden Sarcophagus; it's [[LampshadeHanging pointed out]] that the card looks just like the box the Millennium Puzzle was in, [[spoiler:[[InvokedTrope and [[spoiler:and that the box that brought Yugi and the pharaoh together would be the very thing to bring them apart.]]]]]]



* ChainedByFashion: Exodia has chains on his wrists and ankles.

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* ChainedByFashion: ChainedByFashion:
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Exodia has chains on his wrists and ankles.



* [[invoked]] DudeNotFunny:

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** {{Lampshaded}} in Duel Academy's school pledge.

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** {{Lampshaded}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in Duel Academy's school pledge.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Duelist Kingdom uses completely different rules than later arcs, playing more like an RPG than a trading card game. There are too many to list, but examples include Yugi being able to beach Kajiki's sea creatures, being able to target separate ''parts'' of monsters, attacks being able to miss, etc. The rules of the Duel Monsters TCG weren't really made yet when Duelist Kingdom happened in the manga, which the anime mostly follows. Later seasons bring the rules in closer with the real-life card game.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
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Duelist Kingdom uses completely different rules than later arcs, playing more like an RPG than a trading card game. There are too many to list, but examples include Yugi being able to beach Kajiki's sea creatures, being able to target separate ''parts'' of monsters, attacks being able to miss, etc. The rules of the Duel Monsters TCG weren't really made yet when Duelist Kingdom happened in the manga, which the anime mostly follows. Later seasons bring the rules in closer with the real-life card game.



* EvilSoundsDeep: Played straight with Yugi/Dark Yugi and Marik/Dark Marik. Both played straight and subverted by Bakura/Dark Bakura in the original Japanese. Dark Bakura does have a deeper voice than Bakura, but both have a [[LarynxDissonance high-pitched squeaky effeminate voice]]. Played straight in the dub.

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* EvilSoundsDeep: EvilSoundsDeep:
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Played straight with Yugi/Dark Yugi and Marik/Dark Marik. Both played straight and subverted by Bakura/Dark Bakura in the original Japanese. Dark Bakura does have a deeper voice than Bakura, but both have a [[LarynxDissonance high-pitched squeaky effeminate voice]]. Played straight in the dub.



* {{Expy}}: At one point, Yugi and Anzu go up against a guy named Johnny Steps at a VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution clone. Doubly hilarious seeing as DDR is also put out by Konami.

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* {{Expy}}: At one point, Yugi and Anzu go up against a guy named Johnny Steps at a VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' clone. Doubly hilarious seeing as DDR is also put out by Konami.



* FiveBadBand: The Big Five. In the DOMA/Orichalcos filler arc, there's Dartz and his men (if you include [[spoiler:Mai]]). You could also make a case for Pegasus and his Player Killers if you wanted. For the DOMA Arc:
** BigBad - Dartz
** TheDragon - Rafael
** TheBrute - Valon
** TheDarkChick - [[spoiler:Mai]]
** TheEvilGenius - Alister
** [[SixthRanger Sixth Ranger]] - Gurimo
** [[TagalongKid Tagalong Kids]] - [[spoiler:Haga and Ryuzaki]]
* FiveManBand
** TheHero - Yugi and Dark Yugi (Yami Yugi)
** TheLancer - Jounouchi (Joey)
** TheBigGuy - Honda (Tristan)
** TheSmartGuy - Yugi and Kaiba when he's not being a {{Jerkass}}. Rebecca in Season 4 and 5.
** TheChick - Anzu (Tea)
** SixthRanger - Bakura in the first season, Otogi (Duke) in later seasons.



--->'''dub!Kaiba:''' Wait and see, you geeks haven't seen the last of me. ''[Paraphrased]''\\

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--->'''dub!Kaiba:''' Wait and see, you geeks haven't seen the last of me. ''[Paraphrased]''\\''[paraphrased]''\\



* FreudianTrio: The Doma arc, with Yugi/Dark Yugi as TheKirk, his friend Jounouchi as TheMcCoy, and the aloof on-and-off opponent Kaiba as TheSpock.



* IndyEscape: {{Subverted}} during Duelist Kingdom. The boulder in question was just a balloon with a speaker in it.

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* IndyEscape: {{Subverted}} {{Subverted|Tropes}} during Duelist Kingdom. The boulder in question was just a balloon with a speaker in it.



** There's a reason why we never see Yugi and Seto play chess. King of games or not, you can't use the heart of the chess piece to win a game. And there are no power-ups (other than promoting pawns, which isn't too hard to see coming) or convenient special abilities.

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** There's a reason why we never see Yugi and Seto play chess. King of games or not, you can't use the heart "heart of the chess piece piece(?)" to win a game. And there are no power-ups (other than promoting pawns, which isn't too hard to see coming) or convenient special abilities.



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* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Frequently, characters reveal to have cards in their decks that they never used before (and never will use again), but which help them win the current duel.
** The Winged God Dragon Of Ra is especially guilty of this; it seems like every time [[BigBad Dark Marik]] plays it, Ra just happens to have a previously-unused power that just happens to [[NotSoFastBucko perfectly counter his opponent's new winning strategy]].

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* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: NewPowersAsThePlotDemands:
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Frequently, characters reveal to have cards in their decks that they never used before (and never will use again), but which help them win the current duel.
** The Winged God Dragon Of of Ra is especially guilty of this; it seems like every time [[BigBad Dark Marik]] plays it, Ra just happens to have a previously-unused power that just happens to [[NotSoFastBucko perfectly counter his opponent's new winning strategy]].



* NietzscheWannabe: During the duel between Jonouchi and Yugi in the Duelist Kingdom finals, Pegasus's narration, at least in dub town, slips into this. To quote:
** "Oh, I know you'd like to think that your friendship would be enough to sustain you through any mishap or misfortune, but that's not the way the world works."
** "... when fate hits you with a cold slap of reality and shows you who's boss. Yes, the world has taught me that only the strong and the ruthless survive."

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* NietzscheWannabe: NietzscheWannabe:
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During the duel between Jonouchi and Yugi in the Duelist Kingdom finals, Pegasus's narration, at least in dub town, slips into this. To quote:
** "Oh, --->'''Pegasus:''' Oh, I know you'd like to think that your friendship would be enough to sustain you through any mishap or misfortune, but that's not the way the world works."
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'''Pegasus:''' ...
when fate hits you with a cold slap of reality and shows you who's boss. Yes, the world has taught me that only the strong and the ruthless survive."



* NoKillLikeOverkill: Numerous times, characters will pointlessly weaken themselves in order to boost their monsters powers or completely clear the field before delivering a final blow so that not only do their opponent's life points drop to 0, but all their monsters are gone too - this being in situations where they could save themselves the trouble and just attack outright and win.
** A prime example is Atem's fight with Haga, after the latter pretended to destroy Yugi's soul just to [[ForTheEvulz get a rise out of the Pharaoh]]. Atem used a card that let his monster attack directly every time he drew a monster card, and proceeded to pound Haga again and again, long after his Life Points ran out. He would've kept going too, if [[WhatTheHellHero Anzu hadn't stopped him]]. Note that this is during a special duel where ''you actually feel the pain of attacks''.

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* NoKillLikeOverkill: Numerous times, characters will pointlessly weaken themselves in order to boost their monsters powers or completely clear the field before delivering a final blow so that not only do their opponent's life points drop to 0, but all their monsters are gone too - this being in situations where they could save themselves the trouble and just attack outright and win.
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win. A prime example is Atem's fight with Haga, after the latter pretended to destroy Yugi's soul just to [[ForTheEvulz get a rise out of the Pharaoh]]. Atem used a card that let his monster attack directly every time he drew a monster card, and proceeded to pound Haga again and again, long after his Life Points ran out. He would've kept going too, if [[WhatTheHellHero Anzu hadn't stopped him]]. Note that this is during a special duel where ''you actually feel the pain of attacks''.



* PowerTrio
** BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: Shizuka, Anzu, and Mai.
** BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Mai, Anzu, and Shizuka.
** FreudianTrio: The Doma arc.
*** TheKirk: Yugi/Dark Yugi
*** TheMcCoy: Jounouchi
*** TheSpock: Kaiba



* ProductPlacement: In one episode, Mai is seen drinking Pepsi. This reference was taken out in the dub due to copyright issues. Starbuck Coffee also appears as well, this was taken out also.

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* ProductPlacement: In one episode, Mai is seen drinking Pepsi. This reference was taken out in the dub due to copyright issues. Starbuck Starbucks Coffee also appears as well, this was taken out also.



** There ''have'' been a number of cheaters in the show, however; Weevil Underwood throws Yugi's Exodia cards into the ocean on the way to Duelist Kingdom, and in Battle City pays a kid to slip an insect card into Joey's deck during a fake robbery. Mai in Duelist Kingdom uses perfume to know which card she's going to draw to psyche her opponent out, and Bandit Keith keeps cards in his wristbands that he switches so he always pulls the card he needs. Pegasus also cheats by using his Millennium Eye to read his opponents' minds.

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** There ''have'' been a number of blatant cheaters in the show, however; Weevil Underwood throws Yugi's Exodia cards into the ocean on the way to Duelist Kingdom, and in Battle City pays a kid to slip an insect card into Joey's deck during a fake robbery. Mai in Duelist Kingdom uses perfume to know which card she's going to draw to psyche her opponent out, and Bandit Keith keeps cards in his wristbands that he switches so he always pulls the card he needs. Pegasus also cheats by using his Millennium Eye to read his opponents' minds.



** Bandit Keith, who, after losing his duel with Yugi, is never mentioned in the story again.

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** Bandit Keith, who, after losing his duel with Yugi, is never mentioned in the story again.


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9th Sep '17 10:03:50 PM maxwellsilver
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* HijackedByGanon: A Heroic example in the DOMA/Waking the Dragons arc. Throughout the arc, the three Legendary Dragons Timaeus, Critius and Hermos are built up as the only thing that can defeat the Great Leviathan and the Oricalchos. [[spoiler: However, when the Leviathan is revived, the three Dragons, even after being returned to their human forms, are [[CurbStompBattle easily defeated.]] Instead, it's the Egyptian Gods that destroy the Great Leviathan and the Pharaoh uses his own powers to seal the Oricalchos away for good.]]
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* GoldfishPoopGang: Haga and Ryuzaki (aka Weevil and Rex) get reduced to this in the last few arcs, acting like they're glued at the hip and have nothing better to do than hang around Yugi's neighborhood all day. In the manga, they didn't even live in the ''same region of the country''.
4th Aug '17 1:11:21 PM Rubber_Lotus
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*** In the original, Yugi says that duelists were only allowed to have exactly 40 cards on hand. Yugi lost 3 Exodia cards and gave Time Wizard to Jonouchi, meaning that his deck had 36 cards. This line is absent from the English dub.

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*** In the original, original (including the manga), Yugi says that duelists were only allowed to have exactly 40 cards on hand. Yugi lost 3 Exodia cards and gave Time Wizard to Jonouchi, meaning that his deck had 36 cards. This line is absent from the English dub.[[note]]Really, the only reason this line exists in the original is to show what a filthy, dishonorable cheater Bandit Keith is for bringing multiple backup decks onto the island. Because, y'know, [[SarcasmMode trapping his main competition in a cave wasn't enough]].[[/note]]
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** The anime never explains ''why'' Dark Bakura is after Mokuba in Duelist Kingdom (it's for the key to Kaiba Corporation's safe, which Mokuba had). The dub actually makes a little more sense, with him being after Mokuba's soulless body instead, although that creates another plot hole in that Ryo Bakura is specifically the chosen host for the Shadow TPG.

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** The anime never explains ''why'' Dark Bakura is after Mokuba in Duelist Kingdom (it's for the key to Kaiba Corporation's safe, which Mokuba had). The dub actually makes a little more sense, with him being after Mokuba's soulless body instead, although that creates another plot hole in that Ryo Bakura is specifically the chosen host for the Shadow TPG.RPG.



** The Millennium Items were given powers in Duelist Kingdom that defy the rule of playing games to punish people, such as the Ring being able to summon monsters into reality and the Eye trapping Mokuba's soul without the need for a game. Not only does it make make what Pegasus, Yugi, or any Millennium Item wielders do seem pointless if they could bypass it easily, but from Battle City onward, the Items work the way they do in the manga, which is contradictory to how they work in Duelist Kingdom.

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** The Millennium Items were given powers in Duelist Kingdom that defy the rule of playing games to punish people, such as the Ring being able to summon monsters into reality and the Eye trapping Mokuba's soul without the need for a game. Not only does it make make what Pegasus, Yugi, or any Millennium Item wielders do seem pointless if they could bypass it easily, but from Battle City onward, the Items work the way they do in the manga, which is contradictory to how they work in Duelist Kingdom.



* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: As with all the anime that 4Kids dubs, the English opening is different from the Japanese opening. You can listen to it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeRC0Cu-QOQ here]].

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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: As with all the anime that 4Kids dubs, the English opening is different from the Japanese opening. You can listen to it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeRC0Cu-QOQ com/watch?v=WHUcHw7j2Mc here]].
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* LuxuriousLiquor: Pegasus is occasionally seen sipping a glass of red wine while lounging around in his BigFancyHouse. Infamously {{Bowdlerized}} by the dub into [[FrothyMugsOfWater "fruit juice"]].
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* ScalesOfJustice: The Millennium Scale judges peoples souls.
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** Jonouchi in the anime. In the original manga, when Bandit Keith steals his entry card during the Duelist Kingdom arc, Jonouchi beats him up, claiming that while Keith may be good at card games, he's the best at fighting. In the anime, Jonouchi gets beaten up rather ungracefully instead. He also had more anime-exclusive losses.
** Anzu, whose cheerleader role is played up, and her temper and active personality reduced.
** Honda in the manga was a badass with a sense of honor. In the anime, he's more of a comic relief character that tries to get with Serenity, though he does duel and fight now and then.

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** Jonouchi in the anime. In the original manga, when Bandit Keith steals his entry card during the Duelist Kingdom arc, Jonouchi beats him up, claiming that while Keith may be good at card games, he's the best at fighting. In the anime, Keith just catches his punches and blows him off. Jonouchi gets beaten up rather ungracefully instead. He also had more anime-exclusive losses.
** Anzu, whose cheerleader role is played up, and her temper and active personality reduced.
** Honda in the manga was a badass with a sense of honor. In the anime, he's more of a comic relief character that tries
losses, usually to get with Serenity, though he does duel and fight now and then. a main villain or their henchmen.
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** Jonouchi in the anime. In the original manga, when Bandit Keith tries to steal his card during the Duelist Kingdom arc, Jonouchi beats him up, claiming that while Keith may be good at card games, he's the best at fighting. In the anime, Jonouchi gets beaten up rather ungracefully instead. He also had more anime-exclusive losses.

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** Jonouchi in the anime. In the original manga, when Bandit Keith tries to steal steals his entry card during the Duelist Kingdom arc, Jonouchi beats him up, claiming that while Keith may be good at card games, he's the best at fighting. In the anime, Jonouchi gets beaten up rather ungracefully instead. He also had more anime-exclusive losses.
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