History Anime / YuGiOh

6th Dec '17 3:13:06 PM lalalei2001
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* IdiotBall: In the first ever duel between Jonouchi and Kaiba, Jonouchi's entire strategy could be summed up as "summon monster to attack." He apparently forgets that his monsters aren't nearly strong enough to beat Kaiba's, but he just keeps summoning them and having them attack Kaiba's monsters, so they're destroyed instantly and cost him points. He never shows this level of stupidity in any duel before or after this. Justified in that he is unfamiliar with the Duel Disk technology and doesn't know how to set monsters in defense mode. [[note]]This may be more justified in the manga, where the duel is shown through a montage instead of mapping out every move.[[/note]]
** Yugi's largest IdiotBall is when, in his duel against Pegasus, he summons Celtic Guardian to attack Toon Mermaid, hoping to destroy them both. If Toon Mermaid merely dodges the attack, as Toon Blue-Eyes did before, Pegasus can attack Celtic Guardian with Toon Summoned Skull, winning the duel. But then, Yugi is under a considerable amount of stress.
** Here's a drinking game--watch the series and take a drink every time a duelist makes a move and doesn't notice the opponent has countered it until it's too late. Blame RuleOfDrama, since apparently if it'll make for a dramatic twist then duelists can activate cards without announcing such (e.g., Ishizu activating Blast Held By A Tribute to "secretly" infect Obelisk without saying so). However, in the real card game every play of a card must be announced and your opponent given a chance to respond if they are able, and if they choose not to they don't get to just rewind and change their minds once you begin to make another move.
** From the Waking The Dragons arc, Dark Yugi playing the Seal of Orichalcos that Raphael gave him in order to avoid losing the duel. There was literally nothing at stake until he played that card, since the "loser loses their soul" condition of the duels in this arc only applies ''after'' the Seal has been played. He could have just taken the loss and walked away to continue his fight against Dartz's organization, but no, he just ''had'' to win. Of course, this may well have been the "evil" that Raphael said was in him in the first place.
*** More likely it was the Orichalcos itself affecting his judgement. It is an malevolent supernatural force. He was wearing an Orichalcos stone around his neck and holding it's card and it's known to be able to influence a person's decision even without playing the card. Yugi even tells Atem the Orichalcos is affecting his mind even before he plays the card.
* IfIHadANickel:
-->'''Seto''': If I had a dime for every time you said the word "destiny," [[DeadpanSnarker I'd be even richer]].

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* IdiotBall: In the first ever duel between Jonouchi and Kaiba, Jonouchi's entire strategy could be summed up as is "summon monster to attack." He apparently forgets that his monsters aren't nearly strong enough to beat Kaiba's, but he just keeps summoning them attack," ignoring field power bonuses and having them attack Kaiba's monsters, so they're destroyed instantly and cost him points. He never shows this level of stupidity in any duel before or after this. outright stronger monsters. Justified in that he is unfamiliar with the Duel Disk technology and doesn't know how to set monsters in defense mode. [[note]]This may be more justified in the manga, where the duel is shown through a montage instead of mapping out every move.[[/note]]
** Yugi's largest IdiotBall is when, in his duel against Pegasus, he summons Celtic Guardian to attack Toon Mermaid, hoping to destroy them both. If Toon Mermaid merely dodges the attack, as Toon Blue-Eyes did before, Pegasus can attack Celtic Guardian with Toon Summoned Skull, winning the duel. But then, Yugi is under a considerable amount of stress.
** Here's a drinking game--watch the series and take a drink every time a duelist makes a move and doesn't notice the opponent has countered it until it's too late. Blame RuleOfDrama, since apparently if it'll make for a dramatic twist then duelists can activate cards without announcing such (e.g., Ishizu activating Blast Held By A Tribute to "secretly" infect Obelisk without saying so). However, in the real card game every play of a card must be announced and your opponent given a chance to respond if they are able, and if they choose not to they don't get to just rewind and change their minds once you begin to make another move.
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** From the Waking The Dragons arc, Dark Yugi playing the Seal of Orichalcos that Raphael gave him in order to avoid losing the duel. There was literally nothing at stake until he played that card, since the "loser loses their soul" condition of the duels in this arc only applies ''after'' the Seal has been played. He could have just taken played.
* IfIHadANickel: This line from
the loss and walked away to continue his fight against Dartz's organization, but no, he just ''had'' to win. Of course, this may well have been the "evil" that Raphael said was in him in the first place.
*** More likely it was the Orichalcos itself affecting his judgement. It is an malevolent supernatural force. He was wearing an Orichalcos stone around his neck and holding it's card and it's known to be able to influence a person's decision even without playing the card. Yugi even tells Atem the Orichalcos is affecting his mind even before he plays the card.
* IfIHadANickel:
-->'''Seto''':
dub of season 4.
-->'''Seto:'''
If I had a dime for every time you said the word "destiny," [[DeadpanSnarker I'd be even richer]].
3rd Dec '17 6:24:25 AM YenSid13
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*** More likely it was the Orichalcos itself affecting his judgement. It is an malevolent supernatural force. He was wearing an Orichalcos stone around his neck and holding it's card and it's known to be able to influence a person's decision even without playing the card. Yugi even tells Atem the Orichalcos is affecting his mind even before he plays the card.
25th Nov '17 7:16:13 PM lalalei2001
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** Bobasa as well, as his major role in the Millennium World arc from the manga was instead given to Shadi whereas he is mainly reduced to comic relief for the few episodes he appears in, until his final appearance where he takes Yugi and the others to the Pharaoh's temple. [[spoiler:In fact, in the manga, Bobasa ''is'' an alternate identity of Shadi/Hassan.]]
* DependingOnTheArtist: The first two seasons of the second series anime follow Kazuki Takahashi's manga style pretty well, but the various animators start to show their specific styles around the end of the Battle City finals and into [[OvertookTheManga non-manga material]]. This causes discrepancies between the proportions of the characters; for example, the ever-changing size of Yugi's hair. Some artists, like Kagami Takahiro, are consistent with art and animation. Others, like Kawaguchi Keiichirou, are very OffModel.

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** Bobasa as well, as his major role in the Millennium World arc from the manga was instead given to Shadi whereas he is mainly reduced to comic relief for the few episodes he appears in, until his final appearance where he takes Yugi and the others to the Pharaoh's temple. [[spoiler:In fact, in the manga, Bobasa ''is'' an alternate identity of Shadi/Hassan.Shadi/Hasan.]]
* DependingOnTheArtist: The first two seasons of the second series anime follow Kazuki Takahashi's manga style pretty well, but the various animators start to show their specific styles around the end of the Battle City finals and into [[OvertookTheManga non-manga material]]. This causes discrepancies between the proportions of the characters; for example, characters, IE the ever-changing size of Yugi's hair. Some artists, like Kagami Takahiro, are consistent with art and animation. Others, like Kawaguchi Keiichirou, are very OffModel.hair.



* DeusExMachina: Whenever one of the heroes is in a hopeless situation, the solution is often them drawing a card we've never seen or heard of (and in many case never will again) that provides the perfect solution. Also known as "believe in the heart of the cards".

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* DeusExMachina: Whenever one of the heroes is in a hopeless situation, the solution is often them drawing a card we've never seen or heard of (and in many case never will again) that provides the perfect solution. Also known as "believe in the heart of the cards".



** Even the cards are this. In this series the cards are mostly inclined towards the horror genre, religion and mythology, especially but not restricted to Ancient Egypt. Later series since ''GX'' have a "futuristic and dragons theme" for the cards and never looked back since.

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** Early on some cards are called different names, such as Monster Reborn being "Reborn the Monster" and Harpie Lady being "Harpie's Lady."
** Even the cards are this. In this series the cards are mostly inclined towards the horror genre, religion and mythology, especially but not restricted to Ancient Egypt. Later series since ''GX'' have more of a "futuristic and dragons theme" for the cards and never looked back since.with occasional gruesome cards.



* EvilIsNotAToy: Nor is it a card game, ''Pegasus''.



** 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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** 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.
22nd Nov '17 10:00:38 PM lalalei2001
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* FillerVillain: Noah and Gozaburo Kaiba, Dartz, and Zigfried von Schroeder, respectively.
* FinalExamBattle: Yugi invokes this during his Duelist Kingdom match against Joey. It's his way of ensuring that the eventual victor will have the best possible preparation before facing Pegasus.

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* FillerVillain: Noah and Gozaburo Kaiba, Dartz, Kaiba in season 3, Dartz in season 4, and Zigfried von Schroeder, Schroeder in season 5, respectively.
* FinalExamBattle: FinalExamBoss: Yugi invokes this during his Duelist Kingdom match against Joey. It's his way of ensuring that the eventual victor will have the best possible preparation before facing Pegasus.



** Also Seto, arguably, given his orphaned childhood and [[AbusiveParents history with Gozaburo]].
** Marik's SuperpoweredEvilSide developed as a result of his unwilling upbringing as a tomb keeper (with some help from the [[ArtifactOfDoom Millennium Rod]]), which involved isolation, abuse, and an excruciatingly painful initiation ritual.

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** Also Seto, arguably, Seto Kaiba, given his orphaned childhood and [[AbusiveParents history with Gozaburo]].
** Marik's SuperpoweredEvilSide developed as a result of his unwilling upbringing as a tomb keeper (with with some help from the [[ArtifactOfDoom Millennium Rod]]), Rod]], which involved isolation, abuse, and an excruciatingly painful initiation ritual.
22nd Nov '17 9:55:24 PM lalalei2001
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** It's a plot point in season 5 that the Pharaoh has to remember his name, Atem. However the dub of season 2 has several Egyptian characters (primarily Ishizu and Marik) referring to the Pharaoh's spirit as "King Yami" as if that were his real name. This plot hole is just quietly ignored by the time season 5 comes around, with no one referring to him as "Yami" anymore.

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** It's a plot point in season 5 that the Pharaoh has to remember his name, Atem. However the dub of season 2 has several Egyptian characters (primarily Ishizu and Marik) referring to the Pharaoh's spirit as "King Yami" as if that were his real name. This plot hole is just quietly ignored by the time season 5 3 comes around, with no one referring to him as "Yami" anymore.



*** In the 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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*** In the original (including the manga), Yugi says that duelists were only allowed to have exactly 40 cards on hand. hand, but Yugi lost 3 Exodia cards and gave Time Wizard to Jonouchi, meaning that his deck had only 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]]



*** In English dub, a moan is added when Pegasus's body is shown, explaining how he is alive for season 4 and 5.

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*** In the English dub, a moan is added when Pegasus's body is shown, carried off with Croquet explaining how he is he'd taken ill, and unlike the manga he's alive for season seasons 4 and 5.
22nd Nov '17 9:50:35 PM serpentchan
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** A minor one from the first episode. In the manga, Kaiba tries to recreate a penalty game Yugi previously subjected him to by making holograms act as if they're attacking Yugi's grandpa following their duel, causing the old man to have a cardiac episode. In the anime the first encounter with Kaiba never happened and he doesn't subsequently doesn't try to deal his own penalty games, but Yugi's grandpa is still found on the ground in need of hospitalization following his duel. No new explanation for why is given.



** A minor one from the first episode. In the manga, Kaiba tries to recreate a penalty game Yugi previously subjected him to by making holograms act as if they're attacking Yugi's grandpa following their duel, causing the old man to have a cardiac episode. In the anime, Yugi's grandpa is found on the ground in need of hospitalization following his duel with no explanation given.
22nd Nov '17 9:47:57 PM serpentchan
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** A minor one from the first episode. In the manga, Kaiba tries to recreate a penalty game Yugi previously subjected him to by making holograms act as if they're attacking Yugi's grandpa following their duel, causing the old man to have a cardiac episode. In the anime, Yugi's grandpa is found on the ground in need of hospitalization following his duel with no explanation given.
26th Oct '17 8:31:45 PM Reign
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** It's a plot point in season 5 that the Pharaoh has to remember his name, Atem. However the dub of season 2 has several Egyptian characters (primarily Ishizu and Marik) referring to the Pharaoh's spirit as "King Yami" as if that were his real name. This plot hole is just quietly ignored by the time season 5 comes around.

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** It's a plot point in season 5 that the Pharaoh has to remember his name, Atem. However the dub of season 2 has several Egyptian characters (primarily Ishizu and Marik) referring to the Pharaoh's spirit as "King Yami" as if that were his real name. This plot hole is just quietly ignored by the time season 5 comes around.around, with no one referring to him as "Yami" anymore.
26th Oct '17 8:30:42 PM Reign
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** It's a plot point in season 5 that the Pharaoh has to remember his name, Atem. However the dub of season 2 has several Egyptian characters (primarily Ishizu and Marik) referring to the Pharaoh's spirit as "King Yami" as if that were his real name. This plot hole is just quietly ignored by the time season 5 comes around.
23rd Oct '17 11:14:09 PM DrakeClawfang
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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.
*** It should be noted that in the beginning of the Duelist Kingdom arc Pegasus explicitly says that the tournament uses unique rules, explaining it in-universe.

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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 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 In-universe, this is justified by Pegasus mentioning that the Duel Monsters TCG weren't really made yet when Duelist Kingdom happened in tournament will use different, special rules, than the manga, which the anime mostly follows. typical game. Later seasons bring the rules in closer with the real-life card game.
*** It should be noted that in the beginning of the Duelist Kingdom arc Pegasus explicitly says that the tournament uses unique rules, explaining it in-universe.
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