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* FloatingPlatforms: A common feature of Action Duel Fields. Being able to leap safely from one to another is often required to gain Action Cards.
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* {{Deconstruction}}[=/=] DeconstructorFleet[=/=]InternalDeconstruction: The series has been deconstructing a lot of tropes common to the franchise. There is now [[DeconstructedTrope/YuGiOhArcV a page]].
* DeconReconSwitch: Look at the [[Deconstruction/YuGiOhArcV Deconstruction page]], now look under {{Reconstruction}}. There's a lot of both, with the latter usually showing up after the former.
** The WarriorTherapist trope in particular gets deconstructed and reconstructed repeatedly. To put it simply this trope works very, very well ''if'' the therapist succeeds, but the therapist '''always''' fails unless a laundry list list of conditions- most of which are out of anyone's control- have already been met prior to the duel's beginning, and they use the right tactics to win and/or show the right emotions during the duel.
*** Even if someone meets the most common requirements and duels in a way most likely to reach someone it still might not be enough, [[spoiler:as Kurosaki learned going against Kaito[[note]]Kurosaki and Kaito share a common backstory so they can relate to each other, fought a common enemy, Kurosaki has struggled with the same rage that now consumes Kaito, and Kurosaki even dueled using Action Cards- the methods of his new allies- to prove to Kaito that they can both find new comrades. Unfortunately Kurosaki had Yuto up until he opened up to the idea of gaining new allies, whereas Kaito pushed away everyone he didn't lose and has become consumed with more hate then Kurosaki ever felt, plus Kurosaki lost the duel from relying on [[LuckStat Action Cards]] too often[[/note]]]].
* DefeatMeansFriendship: [[ZigzaggedTrope Zigzagged]]. Played straight for about three duels (all of which had the "antagonists" not being particularly bad people and changing their behavior ''before'' the duel ended). Also, in two of these it wasn't the actions of the protagonist but the actions of the audience that convinced the person to change, and the third one showed that the opponent in question didn't so much change as revert to the personality he used to have before he became a FallenHero. The rest of the time this trope is mocked, averted, or invoked by villains. Notable instances:
** Invoked by [[spoiler:[[BitchInSheepsClothing Sora]]]]. Though it seems to have stuck, since he actually cares for Yuya and Yuzu.
** Averted in Yuya's duel with Kachidoki.
** In a sea of aversions in [[spoiler:Synchro, Yuya and [[FallenHero Tokumatsu]] play this straight.]]
** Played With Grace Tyler, [[spoiler:who while still a villain, begins to take an interest in Yuya's Entertainment Duel]].

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* {{Deconstruction}}[=/=] DeconstructorFleet[=/=]InternalDeconstruction: {{Deconstruction}}: The series has been deconstructing deconstructed a lot of tropes common to the franchise. There is now franchise to the point it has [[DeconstructedTrope/YuGiOhArcV a its own page]].
* DeconReconSwitch: Look at the [[Deconstruction/YuGiOhArcV Deconstruction page]], now look under {{Reconstruction}}. There's a lot of both, with the latter usually showing up after the former.
**
former. The WarriorTherapist trope in particular gets deconstructed and reconstructed repeatedly. To put it simply this trope works very, very well ''if'' end of the therapist succeeds, but the therapist '''always''' fails unless series plays a laundry list list lot of conditions- most of which are out of anyone's control- have already been met prior to the duel's beginning, and they use the right tactics to win and/or show the right emotions during the duel.
*** Even if someone meets the most common requirements and duels in a way most likely to reach someone it still might not be enough, [[spoiler:as Kurosaki learned going against Kaito[[note]]Kurosaki and Kaito share a common backstory so they can relate to each other, fought a common enemy, Kurosaki has struggled with the same rage that now consumes Kaito, and Kurosaki even dueled using Action Cards- the methods of his new allies- to prove to Kaito that they can both find new comrades. Unfortunately Kurosaki had Yuto up until he opened up to the idea of gaining new allies, whereas Kaito pushed away everyone he didn't lose and has become consumed with more hate then Kurosaki ever felt, plus Kurosaki lost the duel from relying on [[LuckStat Action Cards]] too often[[/note]]]].
formerly-decosntructed tropes straight.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: [[ZigzaggedTrope Zigzagged]]. Played straight for about three duels (all of which had the "antagonists" not being particularly bad people and changing their behavior ''before'' the duel ended). Also, in two of these it wasn't the actions of the protagonist but the actions of the audience that convinced the person to change, and the third one showed that the opponent in question didn't so much change as revert to the personality he used to have before he became a FallenHero. The rest of While the time this trope is mocked, averted, villains tend to mock, invoke or invoked by villains. Notable instances:
** Invoked by [[spoiler:[[BitchInSheepsClothing Sora]]]]. Though it seems to have stuck, since he actually cares
otherwise plan for Yuya and Yuzu.
** Averted
this, later on the series plays it straight, resulting in Yuya's duel with Kachidoki.
** In a sea of aversions in [[spoiler:Synchro, Yuya and [[FallenHero Tokumatsu]] play this straight.]]
** Played With Grace Tyler, [[spoiler:who while still a villain, begins to take an interest in Yuya's Entertainment Duel]].
HeelFaceTurns en masse.
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* {{Deconstruction}}[=/=] DeconstructorFleet[=/=]InternalDeconstruction: The series has been deconstructing a lot of tropes common to the franchise. There is now [[Deconstruction/YuGiOhArcV a page]].

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* {{Deconstruction}}[=/=] DeconstructorFleet[=/=]InternalDeconstruction: The series has been deconstructing a lot of tropes common to the franchise. There is now [[Deconstruction/YuGiOhArcV [[DeconstructedTrope/YuGiOhArcV a page]].
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* RealityEnsues: Happens a fair bit... Or at least, as much as it can in a ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' series, anyway.
** RealityEnsues/YuGiOhArcV
** In Episode 2, when spectators discover that only Yuya possesses the "Pendulum Monsters" required for Pendulum Summoning, they consider it to be an unfair advantage and even accuse him of hacking the Duel System.
** Being that the Pendulum Monsters came into existence suddenly, Yuya initially has no idea how they work and loses a duel because he botches the use of them. That they're new cards that only he has further makes him a target of duelists who want to know more about them and him.
** Episode 3 reveals the real dangers of Action Duels. Thanks to the holograms having real mass, the attacks can actually hurt the duelists, and Yuzu and the children are in real danger of falling from a tower.
** Happens again in #34 during Sora's duel with Kurosaki. Kurosaki causes a tower to fall on Sora and it ends up seriously injuring him.
** The playing styles of the LDS trio are quite realistic and they use combos that most real players would do.
** In Episode 15, Sawatari especially states that the Pendulum Cards are being recreated.
** In Yuya's duel with Mieru, because of his larger amounts of Level 5 and above monsters in his deck and relies on his Pendulum Summon's to bring them out, he opens with a brick hand[[note]]An unusable hand[[/note]] with scales too low to Pendulum Summon any of them with no card effect to search for cards he needs[[note]]Anime Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon doesn't have its real life counterparts effect of searching a Pendulum Monster and only has its reducing damage Pendulum Effect[[/note]] and has to skip his turn, with no monster or Spell/Trap to defend him. This is common for players who don't properly balance their decks.
** See {{Deconstruction}} above.
** Played for laughs when Gongenzaka duels Ankokuji. He gets some encouragement and gives an emotional speech, firing up Shuzo in the crowd... And then ends his turn, since he's already attacked and doesn't have any spell or trap cards
** What do you do when you have a [[spoiler:psycho, possessed, and overpowered duelist? Hold him down and prevent him from using his deck. As Gongenzaka, Michio, Teppei and Mieru did to Yuya who is possessed by Zarc, his SuperPoweredEvilSide.]]
** When Yuzu dueled the psychotic Yuri that she couldn't beat and as a result would be captured, she simply tried to run away. It didn't work, but it was still a good idea, unlike a lot of Yu-Gi-Oh! characters that would have fought to the bitter end.
** So Yugo beat the Duel Chaser 227, does that mean they will let him go? Nope they just try to stop him by blocking him.
** The Lancers instead of being a well oiled machine on their first outing actually hinder each other due to differing personalities and lack of connection and time with each other.
** Much like Yugi giving Judai Winged Kuriboh, Jack gave Sam Tuning Magician. But while Judai gladly accepted the card, Sam reacted far more typically at the gift of a low level card, effect notwithstanding.
** Almost all of the time in Riding Duels, the more experienced rider will take the first turn (generally Turbo Duelists vs the Lancers). There are exceptions; Sawatari DrivesLikeCrazy and takes the first corner in his duel with Yugo.
** How does an evil government cover up the fact that people who lose in a well-publicized tournament are forced into slavery? [[spoiler:It doesn't. The society itself supports such treatment of losers, and when the main protagonist publicly announces this atrocity no one gives a shit, and the crowd's actions throughout the duel further demonstrate how messed-up this culture really is.]]
** The basic idea of a revolution against an oppressive government making things better is questioned because of Shinji. While the Commons are oppressed by the Tops, the show gives up plenty of examples that show the Commons aren't good people either, sharing the same beliefs as the Tops. In effect all Shinji's revolution will do is switch the rulers, but keep the system in tact, not unlike many real life revolutions.
*** Just because people suffer from oppression does not mean they cannot be oppressive themselves. In the [[spoiler:Commons' revolt, the Commons, bitter and full of hatred from years of being controlled by the Tops, refused to listen to reason and were perfectly willing to murder the defenseless Tops.]] Just like how there are many examples of people that have suffered from oppression but have similar tendencies themselves and fully believe they are justified for their actions/thoughts because of their pasts.
** For a long time shows in the ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' franchise had dueling be incredibly popular and a semi-spiritual experience to watch or play, in order to justify the main character becoming famous and well-respected (or opponents being rich and popular). Naturally something that has such a strong effect on such a wide audience will eventually attract ulterior motives beyond "use my/this duelists fame to help support my evil magic scheme," as pretty much the entire Friendship Cup is all about people using the duels to [[SlaveToPR influence and sway the citizens of the City]], more specifically the Commons.
** A major theme in Season 2 is using your dueling to speak to someone's heart and reach out to them. Season 3 points out that a lot of people are blinded by hate and other negative emotions, and in such a state they probably won't be so receptive to talking. Especially if you happen to be the son of someone they hate.
** The entirety of the backstory Leo reveals in episodes 126-127.
*** While the fact that Duel Monsters have souls has been known of for a long time by fans of the franchise, in-universe only a handful of people were ever made aware of this fact. When people developed the technology to apply Solid Light to dueling, [[spoiler: nobody knew that the monsters were actually getting hurt.]]
*** Despite [[spoiler: Ray's wishes, her father was driven mad with grief from her HeroicSacrifice and came up with a plan to revive her that foiled her plans for the Bracelet Girls to keep the Dragon Boys sane.]]
*** In a world where ancient forces scheme to take over the world about once a generation, it's actually [[spoiler: a brand new ''human'' who manages to succeed, because his actions were entirely his own and there was no magical destiny centered around his defeat or his rise to power. The world was destroyed by a human being, not a primordial force. None of the humans saw it coming because of TheMasquerade and no supernatural BigGood stepped in to help because the BigBad isn't a divine being and/or they didn't know this would happen.]]
** In past shows, the main characters all had magical powers, but usually those powers were limited to the card game itself and rarely caused damage. But whenever Yuya awakens, he causes massive property damage due to the power of his monsters.
*** The original series had Yugi befriend Yami, transforming the character from a SuperpoweredEvilSide into a SpiritAdvisor. Yuya's SuperpoweredEvilSide is violent and cruel because it's genuinely evil, cannot be reasoned with or changed, [[EvilIsNotAToy is too dangerous to be reliable in battle]], and has tried more than once to bend Yuya to it's will.
** As the BigBad has powers that the rest of cast can't compete with, who can beat him? [[spoiler:The BigGood that defeated him in the first place.]]
** [[spoiler:Sawatari, Gongenzaka and Tsukikage struggle against the Academia as while they do have Pendulum Cards, they lack the experience and training that the Academia has. And consider the show takes place over the course of a short time period, they don't have the time to improve to even the odds.]]

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* RealityEnsues: Happens a fair bit... Or at least, as much as it can in a ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' series, anyway.
** RealityEnsues/YuGiOhArcV
** In Episode 2, when spectators discover that only Yuya possesses the "Pendulum Monsters" required for Pendulum Summoning, they consider it to be an unfair advantage and even accuse him of hacking the Duel System.
** Being that the Pendulum Monsters came into existence suddenly, Yuya initially
Now has no idea how they work and loses a duel because he botches the use of them. That they're new cards that only he has further makes him a target of duelists who want to know more about them and him.
** Episode 3 reveals the real dangers of Action Duels. Thanks to the holograms having real mass, the attacks can actually hurt the duelists, and Yuzu and the children are in real danger of falling from a tower.
** Happens again in #34 during Sora's duel with Kurosaki. Kurosaki causes a tower to fall on Sora and it ends up seriously injuring him.
** The playing styles of the LDS trio are quite realistic and they use combos that most real players would do.
** In Episode 15, Sawatari especially states that the Pendulum Cards are being recreated.
** In Yuya's duel with Mieru, because of his larger amounts of Level 5 and above monsters in his deck and relies on his Pendulum Summon's to bring them out, he opens with a brick hand[[note]]An unusable hand[[/note]] with scales too low to Pendulum Summon any of them with no card effect to search for cards he needs[[note]]Anime Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon doesn't have its real life counterparts effect of searching a Pendulum Monster and only has its reducing damage Pendulum Effect[[/note]] and has to skip his turn, with no monster or Spell/Trap to defend him. This is common for players who don't properly balance their decks.
** See {{Deconstruction}} above.
** Played for laughs when Gongenzaka duels Ankokuji. He gets some encouragement and gives an emotional speech, firing up Shuzo in the crowd... And then ends his turn, since he's already attacked and doesn't have any spell or trap cards
** What do you do when you have a [[spoiler:psycho, possessed, and overpowered duelist? Hold him down and prevent him from using his deck. As Gongenzaka, Michio, Teppei and Mieru did to Yuya who is possessed by Zarc, his SuperPoweredEvilSide.]]
** When Yuzu dueled the psychotic Yuri that she couldn't beat and as a result would be captured, she simply tried to run away. It didn't work, but it was still a good idea, unlike a lot of Yu-Gi-Oh! characters that would have fought to the bitter end.
** So Yugo beat the Duel Chaser 227, does that mean they will let him go? Nope they just try to stop him by blocking him.
** The Lancers instead of being a well oiled machine on their first outing actually hinder each other due to differing personalities and lack of connection and time with each other.
** Much like Yugi giving Judai Winged Kuriboh, Jack gave Sam Tuning Magician. But while Judai gladly accepted the card, Sam reacted far more typically at the gift of a low level card, effect notwithstanding.
** Almost all of the time in Riding Duels, the more experienced rider will take the first turn (generally Turbo Duelists vs the Lancers). There are exceptions; Sawatari DrivesLikeCrazy and takes the first corner in his duel with Yugo.
** How does an evil government cover up the fact that people who lose in a well-publicized tournament are forced into slavery? [[spoiler:It doesn't. The society itself supports such treatment of losers, and when the main protagonist publicly announces this atrocity no one gives a shit, and the crowd's actions throughout the duel further demonstrate how messed-up this culture really is.]]
** The basic idea of a revolution against an oppressive government making things better is questioned because of Shinji. While the Commons are oppressed by the Tops, the show gives up plenty of examples that show the Commons aren't good people either, sharing the same beliefs as the Tops. In effect all Shinji's revolution will do is switch the rulers, but keep the system in tact, not unlike many real life revolutions.
*** Just because people suffer from oppression does not mean they cannot be oppressive themselves. In the [[spoiler:Commons' revolt, the Commons, bitter and full of hatred from years of being controlled by the Tops, refused to listen to reason and were perfectly willing to murder the defenseless Tops.]] Just like how there are many examples of people that have suffered from oppression but have similar tendencies themselves and fully believe they are justified for their actions/thoughts because of their pasts.
** For a long time shows in the ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' franchise had dueling be incredibly popular and a semi-spiritual experience to watch or play, in order to justify the main character becoming famous and well-respected (or opponents being rich and popular). Naturally something that has such a strong effect on such a wide audience will eventually attract ulterior motives beyond "use my/this duelists fame to help support my evil magic scheme," as pretty much the entire Friendship Cup is all about people using the duels to [[SlaveToPR influence and sway the citizens of the City]], more specifically the Commons.
** A major theme in Season 2 is using your dueling to speak to someone's heart and reach out to them. Season 3 points out that a lot of people are blinded by hate and other negative emotions, and in such a state they probably won't be so receptive to talking. Especially if you happen to be the son of someone they hate.
** The entirety of the backstory Leo reveals in episodes 126-127.
*** While the fact that Duel Monsters have souls has been known of for a long time by fans of the franchise, in-universe only a handful of people were ever made aware of this fact. When people developed the technology to apply Solid Light to dueling, [[spoiler: nobody knew that the monsters were actually getting hurt.]]
*** Despite [[spoiler: Ray's wishes, her father was driven mad with grief from her HeroicSacrifice and came up with a plan to revive her that foiled her plans for the Bracelet Girls to keep the Dragon Boys sane.]]
*** In a world where ancient forces scheme to take over the world about once a generation, it's actually [[spoiler: a brand new ''human'' who manages to succeed, because his actions were entirely his own and there was no magical destiny centered around his defeat or his rise to power. The world was destroyed by a human being, not a primordial force. None of the humans saw it coming because of TheMasquerade and no supernatural BigGood stepped in to help because the BigBad isn't a divine being and/or they didn't know this would happen.]]
** In past shows, the main characters all had magical powers, but usually those powers were limited to the card game itself and rarely caused damage. But whenever Yuya awakens, he causes massive property damage due to the power of his monsters.
*** The original series had Yugi befriend Yami, transforming the character from a SuperpoweredEvilSide into a SpiritAdvisor. Yuya's SuperpoweredEvilSide is violent and cruel because it's genuinely evil, cannot be reasoned with or changed, [[EvilIsNotAToy is too dangerous to be reliable in battle]], and has tried more than once to bend Yuya to it's will.
** As the BigBad has powers that the rest of cast can't compete with, who can beat him? [[spoiler:The BigGood that defeated him in the first place.]]
** [[spoiler:Sawatari, Gongenzaka and Tsukikage struggle against the Academia as while they do have Pendulum Cards, they lack the experience and training that the Academia has. And consider the show takes place over the course of a short time period, they don't have the time to improve to even the odds.]]
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* {{Deconstruction}}[=/=] DeconstructorFleet[=/=]InternalDeconstruction: The series has been deconstructing a lot of tropes common to the franchise.
** Deconstruction/YuGiOhArcV
** The UniquenessValue of the ace cards used by the protagonists is deconstructed by Pendulum Monsters. Yuya having the only ones makes him a target for people who want to steal them, others think he's a cheater that uses hacked cards, and yet others think he's a coward for relying on an unfair advantage no one else has. This is further deconstructed when a plot point is Reiji's attempt to replicate Pendulum Monsters with new cards for mass production.
*** Furthermore the fact that Pendulum cards are so new means that there isn't an archetype built to counter them, so whenever an enemy gets their hands on some Pendulum cards dueling them becomes extremely difficult. Furthermore unless the opponent is already known to use Pendulum most people don't expect to see it in a duel and thus are caught off-guard, [[spoiler: which is exactly what happens with Leo.]]
** The usual parent abandonment of the franchise is deconstructed by Yuya having massive issues that still haunt him to this day due to his disappeared dad.
** The HardLight technology of the holograms is ''viciously'' deconstructed. ''Arc-V'' makes it clear what technology of that level would more likely be used for -- war. Repeatedly, characters do battle by using their holographic monsters to fight (not a proper duel, just a monster battle), characters are at risk of getting harmed by the holograms, at extreme times there's immense property damage, and the holograms are often used to get around easier. Being a duelist in ''Arc-V'' means being more than just good at Duel Monsters -- it means being athletic enough to jump and run around on a regular basis, and brave enough to do it knowing you could get hurt at any time.
*** Taken to its logical extreme with [[spoiler:Zarc, who dueled with the intent of hurting his opponents in order to get a rise out of the crowds. Eventually, he fused himself with his dragon cards and became strong enough to destroy the world.]]
** The SuperPoweredEvilSide trope is deconstructed. Those that fall into it lose all control over themselves, have no control over when it happens, and when it stops they're usually horrified by what they've done.
*** Since the use of a SuperPoweredEvilSide is actually just possession by [[spoiler: a GodOfEvil hell bent on destroying the multiverse]], every character with a SuperPoweredEvilSide qualifies as [[spoiler: an ApocalypseMaiden, unless they're a willing AntiChrist.]]
** The Battle Royale arc deconstructs the Battle City arc of the second series anime. There, a bunch of duelists wandering town dueling each other at random as a secret force of antagonists invaded the city wasn't too big a deal. Here it's the same, except that Battle Royale mode allows for duelists to enter duels already in progress and gang up on others duelists. The result is total chaos as multiple duels with multiple duelists in them happen across several episodes.
** Episode 50 deconstructs the general shounen trope of building a team of elite teenage heroes, as once the protagonists learn that [[HiddenPurposeTest the entire Battle Royale was designed to find Lancers]], rather than be proud or excited to join most of them get mad at Reiji for putting lives on the line so carelessly and are far from thrilled at the prospect of becoming child soldiers.
** The KidHero and ChildSoldier tropes are deconstructed to hell and back. The Lancers are not at all thrilled at being used to fight a war, and Reira is flat out traumatized by what he has to go through. Meanwhile with other characters, Kurosaki has fallen victim to HeWhoFightsMonsters, becoming as violent and brutal as his enemies, and Sora performs a HeelFaceTurn because he was raised to be a soldier and has only now found true happiness by being allowed to act like a child and be friends with people.
** All major tournaments from previous series were never [[NotJustATournament Not Just Tournaments]] and had their dark moments, but the Junior Youth Championship, the major sub-tournament of the Maiami Championship (MCS), [[spoiler:gets cancelled after achieving its purpose]].
** The second major tournament is an annual event, but despite the previous years having no magic or plot relevance ''none'' of them were ever innocent. The entire thing weighs in heavily to the City's BreadAndCircuses routine, being a major PR tool used by the corrupt city council to keep the masses happy.
** It's not even afraid to deconstruct things introduced ''only a few episodes earlier''. During Yuya's duel with his mom, his mother tells him how his father use to be able to end any conflict with everyone having a smile on their face, no matter how serious the matter was. Naturally, Yuya attempts to follow in his footsteps when [[spoiler:a mix up results in the Synchro Dimension security coming after him. He starts his entertainment duel routine, and security promptly responds by... [[RealityEnsues Frankly not giving a shit and calling more security on his arse when he starts coming out on top.]]]]
** The idea of {{Mooks}} is deconstructed by Obelisk Force and Security. They are strong precisely because they attack in numbers and use the same decks over and over; they outnumber opponents and gang up on them, and their decks all synergize perfectly to create devastating combos. Even if they lose, they keep coming to ZergRush you until you either collapse from physical exhaustion or make a misplay and lose a duel. The heroes also only defeat them because they are all professional duelists, your standard civilian wouldn't stand a chance.
** The DuelsDecideEverything trope, the ''very basis of the Yu-Gi-Oh franchise'', isn't even safe from deconstruction in this series. Numerous characters, particularly Security, lose a duel, but continue on with what they were doing anyway. There's also many times they skip the dueling and just use brute force to apprehend the heroes.
*** Furthermore the use of this trope can bite the initiator in the ass- as when [[spoiler: Asuka dueled Yuri- despite proving she was physically capable of just knocking him out- in order to get him to pull a HeelFaceTurn but got carded instead.]]
** Interestingly the JerkWithAHeartOfGold trope usually displayed in TheRival is deconstructed here, usually the cast can see through the rival's rough exterior and understand their good intentions. But here, [[spoiler:Jack's]] attitude and words only make everyone see his actions as nothing but arrogance and full of spite instead of what he intended.
** The SeriousBusiness attitudes towards the card game. Normally, the negative effects this causes for the duelist are supernatural (Oricalcos, Shadow Realm, soul sealed in doll, sent to the stars, soul stolen, etc), and are not known to the public. In the Synchro Dimension, the punishment is man-made slavery, and the public is not only aware of it, but aren't even bothered by it.
** The Synchro Dimension seems to be a deconstruction of the entire second season of ''5D's''. [[spoiler:When Satellite and Neo Domino City were connected at the end of the first season, they merged cleanly. While here despite the Tops and Commons both living in the City, the classism is even worse. With the Tops looking down on the Commons and the Commons having a lot of aggression towards the Tops and seem to be one push away from a total rebellion]].
** The AllLovingHero trope is even deconstructed. Yuya tries to be as peaceful as possible and he usually fails as a result. Most of the time, his attempts are ignored by his enemy, who instead use it to gain the advantage. When he simply can't take all the stress he's under, Yuya tends to snap violently, or becomes depressed because he's unable to deal with the cruelty of the world in a healthy manner.
** The BlitheSpirit trope is horribly deconstructed. Yuya attempts to change the City by showcasing his Entertainment Dueling and calling them out on their apathy but instead of the Commons seeing Yuya's points and changing, they mock and hate him for attacking their culture. A major part of Yuya's development in the Synchro Arc is his realization that blithe spirits doesn't work, they only anger those you are trying to change.
** The Commons revolution deconstructs LaResistance. Yes, the Commons need help, and yes, the Tops aren't going to do a damn thing. But violence only breeds violence, innocent people are caught in the crossfire, and Shinji's allies develop BlackAndWhiteInsanity very quickly.
** HeelRealization is deconstructed by [[spoiler:Edo, who has been raised by the Academia since childhood and as such he strongly believes in their ideals. When Yusho was able to reach him, he went through a massive freak out, unable to admit beliefs that he had for so long could be wrong. Ultimately reconstructed after Yuya beats him in their second Duel.]]
** The ForHappiness trope is deconstructed by [[spoiler:Zarc]] of all people. He truly wanted to make people happy but due to the people of the [[spoiler:original dimension]] bloodthirsty attitude, he was twisted into a monster himself.
** The dueling, the foundations of the franchise itself, gets deconstructed. [[spoiler:When Leo invented Real Solid Vision to allow monsters to physically exist, the ancient Duel Spirits started using that to manifest in the real through them. Turns out they aren't happy at people using Duel Monsters as a game where they fight each other for the entertainment of humans, so they eventually grew angry and started attacking people.]]
** IdentityAmnesia is deconstructed by [[spoiler:Leo. After the dimensions were split, he lost all memory of who he was. Due to lasting memories of the Original Dimension, he created a new life for himself. Usually for this trope the person that suffers from this trope focuses on their original memories and identity. Here we see that because Leo focused on his memories of the Original Dimension, he truly hurt Himika and Reiji.]]
** MoralityChain is deconstructed in episode 129. [[spoiler:While the Bracelet girls can appeal to the Dragon Boys' better nature. If the girls themselves are in danger then the boys will focus on girls safety even above their wishes.]]
** The ChessMaster and MagnificentBastard tropes are horribly deconstructed throughout the series. [[spoiler:There are many characters that create long term plans and each time internal biases or just fact that people are unpredictable, mess them up.]]
*** [[spoiler:A lot of Reiji's plans mess up because he can't plan for every possible option. His plan to get allies in the Synchro Dimension hit a huge snag when the Lancers were teleported to different locations without anyway to communicate or a plan to get back together.]]
*** [[spoiler:Roger's own confidence in his abilities lead to mistaking believing that he could control anyone easily. This belief lead to Serena giving an Action Card for her pride which lead to her defeat and Sergey breaking free of his control and losing which destroyed his King's Gambit.]]
*** [[spoiler:Leo's own bias against Zarc and for Ray meant he separated Serena from meeting Yuri, this meant that Yuri was more susceptible to Zarc's influence which he only furthered when he allowed Yuri to listen to his destructive impulses. His use of Yuri as an enforcer only let the four Dragon Boys meet easier as they gained grudges against each other.]]
*** [[spoiler:Ray placed her reincarnations close to Zarc's to act as a seal but she didn't realize how well that would work. Due to how close they became, whenever Yuzu, Ruri or Rin were hurt that lead to Yuya, Yuto and Yugo to awaken, speeding up Zarc's revival.]]
*** [[spoiler:Zarc's confidence in his own power lead him to think he could overpower his reincarnations' personalities. In the end it was because of Yuya being able to fight back, that Reira and Ray were able to defeat him again.]]
** Episode 144 deconstructs [[spoiler:Zexal's ending. Where the main cast temporarily died and were brought back to life with no real mental scaring. Episode 144's plot is the Xyz Dimension is still scarred by their experiences to the point of being unable to duel.]]
** The backstory deconstructs TheMasquerade: if the previous yugioh protagonists ''hadn't'' kept their knowledge of the supernatural a secret, [[spoiler: Zarc]] would never have risen to power. See RealityEnsues.
* DeconReconSwitch: Look under {{Deconstruction}}, now look under {{Reconstruction}}. There's a lot of both, with the latter usually showing up after the former.

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* {{Deconstruction}}[=/=] DeconstructorFleet[=/=]InternalDeconstruction: The series has been deconstructing a lot of tropes common to the franchise. \n** Deconstruction/YuGiOhArcV\n** The UniquenessValue of the ace cards used by the protagonists There is deconstructed by Pendulum Monsters. Yuya having the only ones makes him a target for people who want to steal them, others think he's a cheater that uses hacked cards, and yet others think he's a coward for relying on an unfair advantage no one else has. This is further deconstructed when a plot point is Reiji's attempt to replicate Pendulum Monsters with new cards for mass production.
*** Furthermore the fact that Pendulum cards are so new means that there isn't an archetype built to counter them, so whenever an enemy gets their hands on some Pendulum cards dueling them becomes extremely difficult. Furthermore unless the opponent is already known to use Pendulum most people don't expect to see it in a duel and thus are caught off-guard, [[spoiler: which is exactly what happens with Leo.]]
** The usual parent abandonment of the franchise is deconstructed by Yuya having massive issues that still haunt him to this day due to his disappeared dad.
** The HardLight technology of the holograms is ''viciously'' deconstructed. ''Arc-V'' makes it clear what technology of that level would more likely be used for -- war. Repeatedly, characters do battle by using their holographic monsters to fight (not a proper duel, just a monster battle), characters are at risk of getting harmed by the holograms, at extreme times there's immense property damage, and the holograms are often used to get around easier. Being a duelist in ''Arc-V'' means being more than just good at Duel Monsters -- it means being athletic enough to jump and run around on a regular basis, and brave enough to do it knowing you could get hurt at any time.
*** Taken to its logical extreme with [[spoiler:Zarc, who dueled with the intent of hurting his opponents in order to get a rise out of the crowds. Eventually, he fused himself with his dragon cards and became strong enough to destroy the world.]]
** The SuperPoweredEvilSide trope is deconstructed. Those that fall into it lose all control over themselves, have no control over when it happens, and when it stops they're usually horrified by what they've done.
*** Since the use of a SuperPoweredEvilSide is actually just possession by [[spoiler: a GodOfEvil hell bent on destroying the multiverse]], every character with a SuperPoweredEvilSide qualifies as [[spoiler: an ApocalypseMaiden, unless they're a willing AntiChrist.]]
** The Battle Royale arc deconstructs the Battle City arc of the second series anime. There, a bunch of duelists wandering town dueling each other at random as a secret force of antagonists invaded the city wasn't too big a deal. Here it's the same, except that Battle Royale mode allows for duelists to enter duels already in progress and gang up on others duelists. The result is total chaos as multiple duels with multiple duelists in them happen across several episodes.
** Episode 50 deconstructs the general shounen trope of building a team of elite teenage heroes, as once the protagonists learn that [[HiddenPurposeTest the entire Battle Royale was designed to find Lancers]], rather than be proud or excited to join most of them get mad at Reiji for putting lives on the line so carelessly and are far from thrilled at the prospect of becoming child soldiers.
** The KidHero and ChildSoldier tropes are deconstructed to hell and back. The Lancers are not at all thrilled at being used to fight a war, and Reira is flat out traumatized by what he has to go through. Meanwhile with other characters, Kurosaki has fallen victim to HeWhoFightsMonsters, becoming as violent and brutal as his enemies, and Sora performs a HeelFaceTurn because he was raised to be a soldier and has only
now found true happiness by being allowed to act like [[Deconstruction/YuGiOhArcV a child and be friends with people.
** All major tournaments from previous series were never [[NotJustATournament Not Just Tournaments]] and had their dark moments, but the Junior Youth Championship, the major sub-tournament of the Maiami Championship (MCS), [[spoiler:gets cancelled after achieving its purpose]].
** The second major tournament is an annual event, but despite the previous years having no magic or plot relevance ''none'' of them were ever innocent. The entire thing weighs in heavily to the City's BreadAndCircuses routine, being a major PR tool used by the corrupt city council to keep the masses happy.
** It's not even afraid to deconstruct things introduced ''only a few episodes earlier''. During Yuya's duel with his mom, his mother tells him how his father use to be able to end any conflict with everyone having a smile on their face, no matter how serious the matter was. Naturally, Yuya attempts to follow in his footsteps when [[spoiler:a mix up results in the Synchro Dimension security coming after him. He starts his entertainment duel routine, and security promptly responds by... [[RealityEnsues Frankly not giving a shit and calling more security on his arse when he starts coming out on top.]]]]
** The idea of {{Mooks}} is deconstructed by Obelisk Force and Security. They are strong precisely because they attack in numbers and use the same decks over and over; they outnumber opponents and gang up on them, and their decks all synergize perfectly to create devastating combos. Even if they lose, they keep coming to ZergRush you until you either collapse from physical exhaustion or make a misplay and lose a duel. The heroes also only defeat them because they are all professional duelists, your standard civilian wouldn't stand a chance.
** The DuelsDecideEverything trope, the ''very basis of the Yu-Gi-Oh franchise'', isn't even safe from deconstruction in this series. Numerous characters, particularly Security, lose a duel, but continue on with what they were doing anyway. There's also many times they skip the dueling and just use brute force to apprehend the heroes.
*** Furthermore the use of this trope can bite the initiator in the ass- as when [[spoiler: Asuka dueled Yuri- despite proving she was physically capable of just knocking him out- in order to get him to pull a HeelFaceTurn but got carded instead.]]
** Interestingly the JerkWithAHeartOfGold trope usually displayed in TheRival is deconstructed here, usually the cast can see through the rival's rough exterior and understand their good intentions. But here, [[spoiler:Jack's]] attitude and words only make everyone see his actions as nothing but arrogance and full of spite instead of what he intended.
** The SeriousBusiness attitudes towards the card game. Normally, the negative effects this causes for the duelist are supernatural (Oricalcos, Shadow Realm, soul sealed in doll, sent to the stars, soul stolen, etc), and are not known to the public. In the Synchro Dimension, the punishment is man-made slavery, and the public is not only aware of it, but aren't even bothered by it.
** The Synchro Dimension seems to be a deconstruction of the entire second season of ''5D's''. [[spoiler:When Satellite and Neo Domino City were connected at the end of the first season, they merged cleanly. While here despite the Tops and Commons both living in the City, the classism is even worse. With the Tops looking down on the Commons and the Commons having a lot of aggression towards the Tops and seem to be one push away from a total rebellion]].
** The AllLovingHero trope is even deconstructed. Yuya tries to be as peaceful as possible and he usually fails as a result. Most of the time, his attempts are ignored by his enemy, who instead use it to gain the advantage. When he simply can't take all the stress he's under, Yuya tends to snap violently, or becomes depressed because he's unable to deal with the cruelty of the world in a healthy manner.
** The BlitheSpirit trope is horribly deconstructed. Yuya attempts to change the City by showcasing his Entertainment Dueling and calling them out on their apathy but instead of the Commons seeing Yuya's points and changing, they mock and hate him for attacking their culture. A major part of Yuya's development in the Synchro Arc is his realization that blithe spirits doesn't work, they only anger those you are trying to change.
** The Commons revolution deconstructs LaResistance. Yes, the Commons need help, and yes, the Tops aren't going to do a damn thing. But violence only breeds violence, innocent people are caught in the crossfire, and Shinji's allies develop BlackAndWhiteInsanity very quickly.
** HeelRealization is deconstructed by [[spoiler:Edo, who has been raised by the Academia since childhood and as such he strongly believes in their ideals. When Yusho was able to reach him, he went through a massive freak out, unable to admit beliefs that he had for so long could be wrong. Ultimately reconstructed after Yuya beats him in their second Duel.]]
** The ForHappiness trope is deconstructed by [[spoiler:Zarc]] of all people. He truly wanted to make people happy but due to the people of the [[spoiler:original dimension]] bloodthirsty attitude, he was twisted into a monster himself.
** The dueling, the foundations of the franchise itself, gets deconstructed. [[spoiler:When Leo invented Real Solid Vision to allow monsters to physically exist, the ancient Duel Spirits started using that to manifest in the real through them. Turns out they aren't happy at people using Duel Monsters as a game where they fight each other for the entertainment of humans, so they eventually grew angry and started attacking people.]]
** IdentityAmnesia is deconstructed by [[spoiler:Leo. After the dimensions were split, he lost all memory of who he was. Due to lasting memories of the Original Dimension, he created a new life for himself. Usually for this trope the person that suffers from this trope focuses on their original memories and identity. Here we see that because Leo focused on his memories of the Original Dimension, he truly hurt Himika and Reiji.]]
** MoralityChain is deconstructed in episode 129. [[spoiler:While the Bracelet girls can appeal to the Dragon Boys' better nature. If the girls themselves are in danger then the boys will focus on girls safety even above their wishes.]]
** The ChessMaster and MagnificentBastard tropes are horribly deconstructed throughout the series. [[spoiler:There are many characters that create long term plans and each time internal biases or just fact that people are unpredictable, mess them up.]]
*** [[spoiler:A lot of Reiji's plans mess up because he can't plan for every possible option. His plan to get allies in the Synchro Dimension hit a huge snag when the Lancers were teleported to different locations without anyway to communicate or a plan to get back together.]]
*** [[spoiler:Roger's own confidence in his abilities lead to mistaking believing that he could control anyone easily. This belief lead to Serena giving an Action Card for her pride which lead to her defeat and Sergey breaking free of his control and losing which destroyed his King's Gambit.]]
*** [[spoiler:Leo's own bias against Zarc and for Ray meant he separated Serena from meeting Yuri, this meant that Yuri was more susceptible to Zarc's influence which he only furthered when he allowed Yuri to listen to his destructive impulses. His use of Yuri as an enforcer only let the four Dragon Boys meet easier as they gained grudges against each other.]]
*** [[spoiler:Ray placed her reincarnations close to Zarc's to act as a seal but she didn't realize how well that would work. Due to how close they became, whenever Yuzu, Ruri or Rin were hurt that lead to Yuya, Yuto and Yugo to awaken, speeding up Zarc's revival.]]
*** [[spoiler:Zarc's confidence in his own power lead him to think he could overpower his reincarnations' personalities. In the end it was because of Yuya being able to fight back, that Reira and Ray were able to defeat him again.]]
** Episode 144 deconstructs [[spoiler:Zexal's ending. Where the main cast temporarily died and were brought back to life with no real mental scaring. Episode 144's plot is the Xyz Dimension is still scarred by their experiences to the point of being unable to duel.]]
** The backstory deconstructs TheMasquerade: if the previous yugioh protagonists ''hadn't'' kept their knowledge of the supernatural a secret, [[spoiler: Zarc]] would never have risen to power. See RealityEnsues.
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* DeconReconSwitch: Look under {{Deconstruction}}, at the [[Deconstruction/YuGiOhArcV Deconstruction page]], now look under {{Reconstruction}}. There's a lot of both, with the latter usually showing up after the former.



* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** Foreshadowing/YuGiOhArcV
** Sora discards Fusion Recovery early on in his Duel with Yuya, a card that would only be useful in a deck with at least one Fusion Monster. Then he does the same with Instant Fusion. These hint at his Death-Toy Bear.
** Constellar Pleiades, Gem-Knight Master Diamond, and XX-Saber Gottoms, the ace monsters of the LDS Extra Deck course representatives, all appear in Strong Ishijima's commercial in episode 1.
** The series in general does a good job of foreshadowing future events. The majority of the initial arc helps set up the rest of the series.
** Sora offhanded comment after his duel against Yuya that everyone knows how to Fusion Summon where he's from and Yuto's comment that Sora "isn't from around here" hints [[spoiler:that he's from the Fusion Dimension.]]
** Also as a rewatch bonus, take a look at Sora's reactions whenever Xyz is brought up. In the first instance he stops in the middle of his eating in class when Yuzu mentions it. Then during the duel with Hokuto, the Xyz user for the LDS trio, he makes snide comments to himself whenever Hokuto tries to bust Yuya's chops over his skill. Not to mention he's the one to explain how Xyz works to the Kids. [[spoiler:Him being a Hunter of Xyz users should know all about their methods.]]
*** Also as an added bonus Sora is ironically the first one to point out what the DD in the Different Dimension cards is when Yuya first duels with Reiji. While also hinting at some familiarity with the cards as when his playstyle changes as he makes a comment about something in his playstyle being "Completely Different."
** Yuto's attack on Sawatari hints that the Academia is a school. Which sets up that it's an alternative version of Duel Academia.
** The scene in the first opening when there are four cards with Yuya's outline hint at Yuto, Yugo and Yuri. Yuya's alternative selves.
*** In combination with the scene in the third ending where [[spoiler:Yuya and his counterparts are shown on cards and Yuzu and Serena also being shown on cards with Yuzu being where Rin and Ruri are clearly meant to be]], this is made much more explicit.
** The line Reiji says during his duel with Yuya, "I've prepared a large taste for you of the power of the kings who rule the Different Dimension," while having a Fusion, a Synchro ''and'' an Xyz Monster on the field clearly sets up the fact that there are multiple dimensions based on which Special Summon method they use.
** In Yuto's first episode, he asks Sawatari about the Academia because of his LDS pin, Sawatari says everyone in the LDS gets one when they enter the school and it is dropped. This hints that Leo Akaba is the head of Academia explaining why LDS and Academia have the same pins. [[spoiler:This is brought up again when Dennis shows the Obelisk Force his pin to get them to help him out.]]
** It was hinted that there was more to Yoko then just being a loving mother in episode 14. [[spoiler:The reveal that she was a gang leader was shocking though]].
** Yuto's flashback of his duel against Yugo seems very odd when we meet [[{{Adorkable}} Yugo]]. [[spoiler:The flashback makes much more sense when you realize Yuto thought Yugo was [[TheDragon Yuri]]]].
** Tokumatsu's statements about a punishment for a jailbreak are much more important when he reveals that losing in the Friendship Cup, sends the loser to a lifetime working in a garbage processing plant is the same punishment.
** [[spoiler:The reveal of the Common's true nature was foreshadowed in Episode 55. When Yugo was dueling 227, it showed the Commons were enjoying the duel as much as the Tops were. Showing that they were similar to the Tops]].
** [[spoiler:Yuya and Yugo syncing up was foreshadowed in episode 37. When Yuto and Yugo fall into their SuperPoweredEvilSide, they both talked about destroying everything till their words synced up]].
** The four girl's bracelet colors were foreshadowed by the first opening and ending. [[spoiler:The first opening had 4 cards with Yuya's outline and Yuya was holding 4 popsicles in the first ending that had the color of the gems on the Yuzu's bracelets.]]
** Dennis using Xyz Summoning as his cover despite hailing from an organization that looks down upon Xyz hints that [[spoiler:Dennis used to be a spy posted in the Xyz Dimension before he was posted in Standard]].
** Dennis' rather calm attitude when he just arrived in the Synchro Dimension and the fact that he was very good at being a street performer hints [[spoiler:at his days as an Xyz mole where he did the same thing]]
** Kurosaki's dream was given a minor foreshadow when we first see him in the Synchro Dimension, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness smiling]] as he wins a duel.
** Roget's purple attire hints at [[spoiler:him being originally from the Fusion Dimension.]]
** Tokumatsu states that before he went to jail, the City didn't have Real Solid Vision. [[spoiler:Which makes sense as episode 76 reveals that the Executive Council started implementing Real Solid Vision because Tokumatsu was sent to jail and made the Commons riot]].
** Sora's attitude towards Yuya in episode 48, from his hesitance to acknowledge him to his detached mockery during their duel, hints at the nature of Sora's internal struggle. [[spoiler:While he's fully loyal to Academia, he does truly value Yuya as a friend and wants to carry out his mission without hurting/involving Yuya or Yuzu]].
** Roget's interest in Fusion Summoning hints at [[spoiler:him being from the Fusion Dimesion.]] But notice whenever he sees someone fuse, he isn't particularly happy, while it could be chalked up to his stoic nature, it hints [[spoiler:that he left the Academia, as seeing Academia members means they will find out that he defected.]]
** Kurosaki's status as a FriendToAllChildren ([[ChildSoldiers children from Academia excluded for obvious reasons]]) has been hinted at. First when he reacted slightly to the cries of children during his duel with Sora, then his anger at [[TagalongKid Reira]] being brought to the Synchro Dimension was probably his way of expressing concern for Reira's safety.
** [[spoiler:Kaito recognizes the Sakaki surname instantly upon hearing it, hinting towards connections to Yuya's DisappearedDad. Not a moment too soon, since the next episode promptly reveals that Yusho Sakaki taught Heartland about dueling, then somehow ended up in the Fusion Dimension and established another You Show Duel School.]]
** In episode 117, there is a FreezeFrameBonus regarding Yuri and Serena's profiles. Their files include "Z-ARC_001" and "RAY-A_001", respectively. [[spoiler:Then episode 126 reveals the characters Zarc and Ray.]]
** [[spoiler:Ray being the Professor's daughter is hinted by their profiles in the Revival Zero file, "RAY-A_001", Ray Akaba.]]
** [[spoiler:Zarc has been foreshadowed throughout the entire show.]]
*** After awakening, Yuya's hair points up looking like [[spoiler:Zarc's hair.]]
*** Yuya's ability to create new Extra Deck monsters is shown by Yuya having seeing a vision of the new monster. He states he's releasing the monster, [[spoiler:that hints at Zarc's ability to speak to Duel spirits. Yuya has been calling upon duel spirits when in trouble and they respond and give him the knowledge to summon them to his world.]]
*** [[spoiler:Odd-Eyes Rebellion Dragon and Odd-Eyes Raging Dragon both have the Supreme King title in their names. At first it seems like a shout out to Judai. But Episode 126 reveals that Supreme Dragon King Zarc was a fusion of the four dragons and Zarc. Both Rebellion and Raging are fusions of two of the dimension dragons.]]
** The reveal that [[spoiler:Real Solid Vision gives body to the actual duel spirits is hinted throughout the series. Throughout the series, various monsters have shown self-awareness and hints of a personality. With such examples Odd-Eyes either being kind and silly or violent depending on Yuya's mood or Trapeze Magician helping Dennis in his last moments in his duel against Kurosaki.]]
** [[spoiler:Ray's use of the four nature cards, Wind, Birds, Flowers and Moon are heavily foreshadowed throughout the series.]]
*** [[spoiler:Each of the girl's monsters have are connected to one of the themes. Yuzu's aces have flower themes, Serena's monsters are the Moonlights, all of Rin's monsters are WIND attribute monsters and all of Ruri's monsters are Winged-Beasts.]]
*** [[spoiler:Each of the girl's bracelets resembles one of the four nature cards that fit with their monsters. Yuzu's bracelet's gem looks like a flower, Serena's the moon, Rin's looks like wind and Ruri's looks like a bird's feather.]]
** It's stated early on that LDS has a monopoly on the extra deck summoning methods. This is strange when the previous extra deck summoning methods were widespread in previous series. [[spoiler:This foreshadows that Standard isn't the original Yu-Gi-Oh! dimension and Standard didn't originally have any extra deck methods.]]
** The fifth opening has a scene of Leo dropping the Bracelet Girls into the Machine behind him. [[spoiler:Episode 127 reveals the machine is meant to fuse the dimensions and the bracelet girls.]]
** In season 1, Yuzu asks Shuzou where her bracelet came from and he admits he has no idea, she just came with it. [[spoiler:Episode 128 reveals he wasn't lying. Yuzu one day just appeared in front of Shuzou with her bracelet and he never through it was strange.]]
** Yoko tells Yuya that Yuzu is a precious gift to Shuzou in episode 52. [[spoiler:Turns out she was completely correct, Ray sent Yuzu to Shuzou.]]
** Throughout the series, we gotten a lot of information towards the counterpart's families which all hint that [[spoiler:they don't actually have biological families.]]
*** [[spoiler:Yuzu states her mother is dead and Shuzou has very fuzzy memories of her birth.]]
*** [[spoiler:Yugo and Rin are stated to be orphans.]]
*** [[spoiler:Yuri states his earliest memories were of Duel Academia and he doesn't have any family.]]
*** [[spoiler:Serena and Yuto's families are never talked about.]]
*** [[spoiler:Ruri's only known relative is Shun.]]
*** The only Yu-boys and Bracelet Girls who have last names [[spoiler: are the ones with at least one known relative. Yuzu has Shuzou, Yuya has Yusho and Yoko, and Ruri has Shun.]]
** In past Yu-Gi-Oh series, children usually highly resemble their same sex parent or grandparent. [[spoiler:The fact that Yuya doesn't resemble Yusho hints that they aren't biologically related.]]
*** This is slightly debatable, as some of the fans were commenting on how these two characters looked similar long before the reveal. However it should be noted that the biggest trait [[spoiler: Yuya and Yusho share is the shape of their hair- something that differs between all of Yuya's counterparts.]]
** In Yuya and Mieru's duel, they flip a coin to see who goes first. The coin is unique in one side is a dragon while the other is a demon. [[spoiler:We later on find out that Zarc, Yuya's original form was both.]]
** Yuto's Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon's anime effect can only be activated to a level 5 or higher monster. While it's effect is effective against monsters from Standard, Fusion and Synchro dimension, it is useless in Xyz Dimension because duelists there would be using Xyz Monsters and Xyz Monsters don't have level. [[spoiler:This is a subtle hint that Dark Rebellion originally belongs to a place where Xyz Monsters are not the only extra deck monsters, namely the original dimension before split into four.]]
** [[spoiler:In the Xyz arc, Edo mentions that the Professor states that after the Fusion of the dimensions, those that were carded will be freed. Episodes 138 and 139 proves that Leo was telling the truth. The integration of the dimensions are twisting reality itself so everyone carded is coming back.]]
** [[spoiler:The City's behavior becomes this when you realize the public of the Original Dimension was even worse.]]
** Reira's dueling style is based around the three extra deck summoning methods with continuous spell cards. [[spoiler:This becomes important when we learned that Ray's signature cards, the En Nature cards are continuous spell cards that need the three extra deck monsters in the graveyard to activate. And guess who became her host in episode 140.]]
** Waaay back in episode 5, Yuya has a dream about winning some big championships and getting a trophy (which is interrupted by Sora). Fast forward and [[spoiler: that same trophy and arena show up in Zarc's backstory- it's the same one he won right before he became a god.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** Foreshadowing/YuGiOhArcV
** Sora discards Fusion Recovery early on in his Duel with Yuya, a card that would only be useful in a deck with at least one Fusion Monster. Then he does the same with Instant Fusion. These hint at his Death-Toy Bear.
** Constellar Pleiades, Gem-Knight Master Diamond, and XX-Saber Gottoms, the ace monsters of the LDS Extra Deck course representatives, all appear in Strong Ishijima's commercial in episode 1.
** The series in general does a good job of foreshadowing future events. The majority of the initial arc helps set up the rest of the series.
** Sora offhanded comment after his duel against Yuya that everyone knows how to Fusion Summon where he's from and Yuto's comment that Sora "isn't from around here" hints [[spoiler:that he's from the Fusion Dimension.]]
** Also as a rewatch bonus, take a look at Sora's reactions whenever Xyz is brought up. In the first instance he stops in the middle of his eating in class when Yuzu mentions it. Then during the duel with Hokuto, the Xyz user for the LDS trio, he makes snide comments to himself whenever Hokuto tries to bust Yuya's chops over his skill. Not to mention he's the one to explain how Xyz works to the Kids. [[spoiler:Him being a Hunter of Xyz users should know all about their methods.]]
*** Also as an added bonus Sora is ironically the first one to point out what the DD in the Different Dimension cards is when Yuya first duels with Reiji. While also hinting at some familiarity with the cards as when his playstyle changes as he makes a comment about something in his playstyle being "Completely Different."
** Yuto's attack on Sawatari hints that the Academia is a school. Which sets up that it's an alternative version of Duel Academia.
** The scene in the first opening when there are four cards with Yuya's outline hint at Yuto, Yugo and Yuri. Yuya's alternative selves.
*** In combination with the scene in the third ending where [[spoiler:Yuya and his counterparts are shown on cards and Yuzu and Serena also being shown on cards with Yuzu being where Rin and Ruri are clearly meant to be]], this is made much more explicit.
** The line Reiji says during his duel with Yuya, "I've prepared a large taste for you of the power of the kings who rule the Different Dimension," while having a Fusion, a Synchro ''and'' an Xyz Monster on the field clearly sets up the fact that there are multiple dimensions based on which Special Summon method they use.
** In Yuto's first episode, he asks Sawatari about the Academia because of his LDS pin, Sawatari says everyone in the LDS gets one when they enter the school and it is dropped. This hints that Leo Akaba is the head of Academia explaining why LDS and Academia have the same pins. [[spoiler:This is brought up again when Dennis shows the Obelisk Force his pin to get them to help him out.]]
** It was hinted that there was more to Yoko then just being a loving mother in episode 14. [[spoiler:The reveal that she was a gang leader was shocking though]].
** Yuto's flashback of his duel against Yugo seems very odd when we meet [[{{Adorkable}} Yugo]]. [[spoiler:The flashback makes much more sense when you realize Yuto thought Yugo was [[TheDragon Yuri]]]].
** Tokumatsu's statements about a punishment for a jailbreak are much more important when he reveals that losing in the Friendship Cup, sends the loser to a lifetime working in a garbage processing plant is the same punishment.
** [[spoiler:The reveal of the Common's true nature was foreshadowed in Episode 55. When Yugo was dueling 227, it showed the Commons were enjoying the duel as much as the Tops were. Showing that they were similar to the Tops]].
** [[spoiler:Yuya and Yugo syncing up was foreshadowed in episode 37. When Yuto and Yugo fall into their SuperPoweredEvilSide, they both talked about destroying everything till their words synced up]].
** The four girl's bracelet colors were foreshadowed by the first opening and ending. [[spoiler:The first opening had 4 cards with Yuya's outline and Yuya was holding 4 popsicles in the first ending that had the color of the gems on the Yuzu's bracelets.]]
** Dennis using Xyz Summoning as his cover despite hailing from an organization that looks down upon Xyz hints that [[spoiler:Dennis used to be a spy posted in the Xyz Dimension before he was posted in Standard]].
** Dennis' rather calm attitude when he just arrived in the Synchro Dimension and the fact that he was very good at being a street performer hints [[spoiler:at his days as an Xyz mole where he did the same thing]]
** Kurosaki's dream was given a minor foreshadow when we first see him in the Synchro Dimension, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness smiling]] as he wins a duel.
** Roget's purple attire hints at [[spoiler:him being originally from the Fusion Dimension.]]
** Tokumatsu states that before he went to jail, the City didn't have Real Solid Vision. [[spoiler:Which makes sense as episode 76 reveals that the Executive Council started implementing Real Solid Vision because Tokumatsu was sent to jail and made the Commons riot]].
** Sora's attitude towards Yuya in episode 48, from his hesitance to acknowledge him to his detached mockery during their duel, hints at the nature of Sora's internal struggle. [[spoiler:While he's fully loyal to Academia, he does truly value Yuya as a friend and wants to carry out his mission without hurting/involving Yuya or Yuzu]].
** Roget's interest in Fusion Summoning hints at [[spoiler:him being from the Fusion Dimesion.]] But notice whenever he sees someone fuse, he isn't particularly happy, while it could be chalked up to his stoic nature, it hints [[spoiler:that he left the Academia, as seeing Academia members means they will find out that he defected.]]
** Kurosaki's status as a FriendToAllChildren ([[ChildSoldiers children from Academia excluded for obvious reasons]])
{{Foreshadowing}}: Now has been hinted at. First when he reacted slightly to the cries of children during his duel with Sora, then his anger at [[TagalongKid Reira]] being brought to the Synchro Dimension was probably his way of expressing concern for Reira's safety.
** [[spoiler:Kaito recognizes the Sakaki surname instantly upon hearing it, hinting towards connections to Yuya's DisappearedDad. Not
[[Foreshadowing/YuGiOhArcV a moment too soon, since the next episode promptly reveals that Yusho Sakaki taught Heartland about dueling, then somehow ended up in the Fusion Dimension and established another You Show Duel School.]]
** In episode 117, there is a FreezeFrameBonus regarding Yuri and Serena's profiles. Their files include "Z-ARC_001" and "RAY-A_001", respectively. [[spoiler:Then episode 126 reveals the characters Zarc and Ray.]]
** [[spoiler:Ray being the Professor's daughter is hinted by their profiles in the Revival Zero file, "RAY-A_001", Ray Akaba.]]
** [[spoiler:Zarc has been foreshadowed throughout the entire show.]]
*** After awakening, Yuya's hair points up looking like [[spoiler:Zarc's hair.]]
*** Yuya's ability to create new Extra Deck monsters is shown by Yuya having seeing a vision of the new monster. He states he's releasing the monster, [[spoiler:that hints at Zarc's ability to speak to Duel spirits. Yuya has been calling upon duel spirits when in trouble and they respond and give him the knowledge to summon them to his world.]]
*** [[spoiler:Odd-Eyes Rebellion Dragon and Odd-Eyes Raging Dragon both have the Supreme King title in their names. At first it seems like a shout out to Judai. But Episode 126 reveals that Supreme Dragon King Zarc was a fusion of the four dragons and Zarc. Both Rebellion and Raging are fusions of two of the dimension dragons.]]
** The reveal that [[spoiler:Real Solid Vision gives body to the actual duel spirits is hinted throughout the series. Throughout the series, various monsters have shown self-awareness and hints of a personality. With such examples Odd-Eyes either being kind and silly or violent depending on Yuya's mood or Trapeze Magician helping Dennis in his last moments in his duel against Kurosaki.]]
** [[spoiler:Ray's use of the four nature cards, Wind, Birds, Flowers and Moon are heavily foreshadowed throughout the series.]]
*** [[spoiler:Each of the girl's monsters have are connected to one of the themes. Yuzu's aces have flower themes, Serena's monsters are the Moonlights, all of Rin's monsters are WIND attribute monsters and all of Ruri's monsters are Winged-Beasts.]]
*** [[spoiler:Each of the girl's bracelets resembles one of the four nature cards that fit with their monsters. Yuzu's bracelet's gem looks like a flower, Serena's the moon, Rin's looks like wind and Ruri's looks like a bird's feather.]]
** It's stated early on that LDS has a monopoly on the extra deck summoning methods. This is strange when the previous extra deck summoning methods were widespread in previous series. [[spoiler:This foreshadows that Standard isn't the original Yu-Gi-Oh! dimension and Standard didn't originally have any extra deck methods.]]
** The fifth opening has a scene of Leo dropping the Bracelet Girls into the Machine behind him. [[spoiler:Episode 127 reveals the machine is meant to fuse the dimensions and the bracelet girls.]]
** In season 1, Yuzu asks Shuzou where her bracelet came from and he admits he has no idea, she just came with it. [[spoiler:Episode 128 reveals he wasn't lying. Yuzu one day just appeared in front of Shuzou with her bracelet and he never through it was strange.]]
** Yoko tells Yuya that Yuzu is a precious gift to Shuzou in episode 52. [[spoiler:Turns out she was completely correct, Ray sent Yuzu to Shuzou.]]
** Throughout the series, we gotten a lot of information towards the counterpart's families which all hint that [[spoiler:they don't actually have biological families.]]
*** [[spoiler:Yuzu states her mother is dead and Shuzou has very fuzzy memories of her birth.]]
*** [[spoiler:Yugo and Rin are stated to be orphans.]]
*** [[spoiler:Yuri states his earliest memories were of Duel Academia and he doesn't have any family.]]
*** [[spoiler:Serena and Yuto's families are never talked about.]]
*** [[spoiler:Ruri's only known relative is Shun.]]
*** The only Yu-boys and Bracelet Girls who have last names [[spoiler: are the ones with at least one known relative. Yuzu has Shuzou, Yuya has Yusho and Yoko, and Ruri has Shun.]]
** In past Yu-Gi-Oh series, children usually highly resemble their same sex parent or grandparent. [[spoiler:The fact that Yuya doesn't resemble Yusho hints that they aren't biologically related.]]
*** This is slightly debatable, as some of the fans were commenting on how these two characters looked similar long before the reveal. However it should be noted that the biggest trait [[spoiler: Yuya and Yusho share is the shape of their hair- something that differs between all of Yuya's counterparts.]]
** In Yuya and Mieru's duel, they flip a coin to see who goes first. The coin is unique in one side is a dragon while the other is a demon. [[spoiler:We later on find out that Zarc, Yuya's original form was both.]]
** Yuto's Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon's anime effect can only be activated to a level 5 or higher monster. While it's effect is effective against monsters from Standard, Fusion and Synchro dimension, it is useless in Xyz Dimension because duelists there would be using Xyz Monsters and Xyz Monsters don't have level. [[spoiler:This is a subtle hint that Dark Rebellion originally belongs to a place where Xyz Monsters are not the only extra deck monsters, namely the original dimension before split into four.]]
** [[spoiler:In the Xyz arc, Edo mentions that the Professor states that after the Fusion of the dimensions, those that were carded will be freed. Episodes 138 and 139 proves that Leo was telling the truth. The integration of the dimensions are twisting reality itself so everyone carded is coming back.]]
** [[spoiler:The City's behavior becomes this when you realize the public of the Original Dimension was even worse.]]
** Reira's dueling style is based around the three extra deck summoning methods with continuous spell cards. [[spoiler:This becomes important when we learned that Ray's signature cards, the En Nature cards are continuous spell cards that need the three extra deck monsters in the graveyard to activate. And guess who became her host in episode 140.]]
** Waaay back in episode 5, Yuya has a dream about winning some big championships and getting a trophy (which is interrupted by Sora). Fast forward and [[spoiler: that same trophy and arena show up in Zarc's backstory- it's the same one he won right before he became a god.
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* SubvertedTrope: ''ARC-V'' '''excels''' at this. Many of their twists play on setting up how the other Yu-Gi-Oh! series would go about a problem and then do the opposite. The first example that happily shocked the fandom was the reintroduction of all summoning methods when both ''5D's'' and ''ZEXAL'' focused heavily on their own unique summoning method Synchros and Xyzs respectively.
** SubvertedTrope/YuGiOhArcV
** Gongenzaka is a major example, due to his design and [[HotBlooded personality]] many didn't expect anything from him, being possibly an incompetent IdiotHero at most. But his duel against Yaiba proved them wrong, showing himself to be a very competent Duelist and possessing a surprisingly unique deck that ''can'' work in the actual real life card game, in addition to showing he has a surprising amount of HiddenDepths as the series went on that arguably makes him the most level-headed character of the main cast, and he's been a major part of the series since.
** In the Yuya vs Kachidoki duel, the fandom expected Yuya to change Kachidoki's ideals as Yu-Gi-Oh! protagonists have a history of acting as a WarriorTherapist. [[spoiler:Instead Yuya's SuperpoweredEvilSide woke up and brutally defeated Kachidoki. Completely breaking his ideals.]]
** In other series, dueling is used to solve every problem so its a shock when the characters use other methods like Gongenzaka and the others holding down a berserk Yuya, Yuya trying to punch Reiji in Episode 50, Gongenzaka and Kurosaki beating up the guards in episode 62, and duels being cut half-way in episode 62 in order to take advantage of the solid light technology instead of dueling opponents into submission.
** While other series tournaments are never [[NotJustATournament just a regular tournament]], they are always finished with the big bad of the arc being deal through the final match or afterword. Very few fans expected [[spoiler:Himika Akaba to outright suspend the MSC before the final round, even before the quarter-finals should have started.]]
** The fact that Yuzu is much more involved in the main, much higher stake plot during the first 35 episodes while Yuya is just a PinballProtagonist can be consider this, due to the fact that previous ''YGO'' series have female characters frequently got OutOfFocus or only play supporting roles while the male characters got involved in the more interesting storylines.
** In Yu-Gi-Oh!, the general public is never told of the current danger that's threatening the world. The audience already had an idea that Reiji might be looking to build a team to oppose the BigBad, and the main characters were already confirmed to be on it. So the fact that Himika announced the danger to the '''whole''' world was shocking.
** All of Reira's character was a ShoutOut to Kaiba and other Kaiba-like characters having a little brother. [[spoiler:Therefore, the fact that Reira isn't actually related to Reiji was a major shock.]]
** Until episode 66, Yuya was the only character capable of inventing new summoning types based on Pendulum Summoning; even Reiji could only build on what Yuya came up with. Fans were expecting Yuya to create the first Pendulum-Synchro summon, but instead it's [[spoiler:Gongenzaka, who is noted above to have been a major example of SubvertedTrope before then]], who first creates a Pendulum-Synchro Summon.
** The entire Hero and Rival relationship is the opposite here than in other series. Usually in other series, the hero thinks of the rival as a friend or at the very least tries to work with the rival in times of trouble, but the rival usually rebuffs the hero at first due to a sense of pride and only later on in the series starts working with the hero of their own accord. Here Yuya and Reiji at first are very respectful of each other and their skills until Reiji goes BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler:When Yuya finds out what Reiji has been doing, he is completely disgusted and refuses to work with Reiji at first while the latter instead did everything in his power to blackmail and force Yuya into joining the Lancers as he needed Yuya's strength. This has only continued in the Synchro Dimension arc, where Yuya is further angered by Reiji's treatment of Reira. Though the tendency finally reverted at the end of the Friendship Cup where Yuya understood the motives of Reiji and outright said he believed in him. That is, [[{{Irony}} after Yuya almost fell for a quite obvious lie of Roget about Reiji working with his father...]]]].
** Yuya's first Synchro Monster is [[spoiler:Enlightenment Paladin]] and not Odd-Eyes Meteorburst Dragon.
** Related to Yuya's BlitheSpirit in the {{Deconstruction}} entry above, his Duels in the Friendship Cup subverts the audience's opinion to TheHero's performance. [[spoiler:Instead of having a positive opinion, [[BreadAndCircuses the Commons]] are morally disgusted towards Yuya before giving him a ''very'' negative opinion for his Entertainment Dueling, and then beating Shinji. They even antagonize Yuya, going so far as to treat him like a [[TheScrappy Scrappy]] against his favor... [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap until he falls into his]] SuperPoweredEvilSide [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap again and goes all-out against Crow]].]]
** Many expected Kurosaki's character development to progress the same way other JerkWithAHeartOfGold characters (who aren't TheRival) in the franchise have: he has a revelation in a duel and joins the circle of friends. When Kurosaki had a revelation in a duel he ''didn't'' follow the trend, only opening up to the idea of fighting alongside them in battle[[note]]Before he'd chastised the others for entering a Battle Royale to protect him and kept insisting he duel alone[[/note]] and refusing to become friends. Later during the Friendship Cup his uncovering of Dennis as TheMole only served to make him more hostile, and the first offer of friendship he accepts comes from [[spoiler:Crow, but only after learning that they're NotSoDifferent]].
** In the previous installments, pure [[{{Determinator}} determination]], HotBlooded instincts, and [[AssPull miraculous]] [[TechnicianVersusPerformer creation skills]] are the status quo. In ''ARC-V'', it is the complete opposite: [[spoiler:Sometimes, these status quo doesn't work for the heroes; being a [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]], a MagnificentBastard, and a cunning technician who [[PayEvilUntoEvil Pays Evil Unto Evil]] are required to achieve victory, as Yuya [[CharacterDevelopment learns it the hard way]] after getting his ass kicked by Reiji in their second Duel, then by Jack in an exhibition match, and finally by Sergey during his failed attempt to save Yuzu.]]
** Episode 92 subverts the SuperPoweredEvilSide of TheHero kicking the villain's ass if the said character is in danger. [[spoiler:Instead of Yuya going into his SuperpoweredEvilSide and pulverize Barrett, it is Sergey who kicks their both of their asses, and then Sora's and Tsukikage's in a physical fight before proceeding to kidnap Yuzu and succeeded, to [[TheBadGuyWins Roget's delight]].]]
** Episodes 93 & 94 also subverts the concept of [[AntiHero Anti-Heroic]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jerkasses]] using KickTheSonOfABitch methods against absolutely immoral villains. [[spoiler:Some fans didn't expect that Jack is not above [[SaveTheVillain saving]] Sergey, and then giving him [[DyingAsYourself a warrior's]] [[GoOutWithASmile death]] rather than beating him like any other bastard as usual. Sergey's loss is still [[KarmicDeath karmic]] though.]]
** The [[TheWorfEffect main character's close/best friend is savagely defeated by a dangerous and psychotic opponent?]] This surely means that Yuya and/or Yugo will avenge Yuzu later! Well, [[spoiler:said opponent is too strong for Yuya to defeat and Yugo is not around. In the end, Jack replaces Yugo and bested Sergey in a Duel.]]
** TheDogBitesBack is also subverted in Episodes 95 through 98. [[spoiler:Yuya is supposed to spread his wrath upon the City after getting fed up with their abuse on him. Instead, Yuya demands the Tops and Commons to stop fighting and witness his second Duel against Jack with a pacifistic BadassBoast, which ends with him summoning Nirvana High Paladin (after Jack [[WhatTheHellHero calls him out]] for emulating Yusho's Entertainment Dueling), followed by going ManipulativeBastard on Jack in response to the latter's summoning of Red Dragon Archfiend Tyrant, and giving a WorldOfCardboardSpeech to Jack before Pendulum summoning five monsters at once, just to shut them up. Oh, and said BadassBoast Yuya delivered to the City pisses off Roget by accident.]]
** You think Roget [[TheBadGuyWins can get away]] with [[spoiler:kidnapping Yuzu through Sergey? He's dead wrong. Yuzu is obviously not some textbook DamselInDistress; she's a DefiantCaptive BadassAdorable who took advantage of his martial law proclamation by tackling him and publicly revealing his true colors to the City, rendering his victory [[MeaninglessVillainVictory pointless]].]]
** A meta example. [[spoiler:Many fans are hyped that Starve Venom Fusion Dragon is the cover card for ''The Dark Illusion'' booster pack in April, only to find out that the said Dimension Dragon is set for the upcoming ''Invasion of'' '''''Venom''''' booster pack in July instead.]]
** Usually if brainwashed character breaks out of their programming in the middle of a duel, it's because their opponent [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight used a card that has some symbolic meaning to the brainwashed character]], usually reminding them of their personal beliefs and/or history or else literally having the magical power to break the brainwashing. A similar card is used in the [[spoiler: Ruri vs Shun]] Duel, but it reflects [[spoiler: ''Shun's'' development as he proves to Ruri that his previous beliefs were wrong and hers were right]]. Furthermore, [[spoiler: this trope had already failed once in the Rin vs Yugo duel, so most viewers weren't expecting it to work here]].
** Speaking of BrainwashedAndCrazy Duelists, [[spoiler:Yuya and Yuto's Duel against Ruri and Serena subverts the IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight, which is usually done by heroes in the [[Manga/YuGiOh original manga]] and ''[[Anime/YuGiOhGX GX]]''. In Episode 124, Yuto is trying to use this on an [[BrainwashedAndCrazy infected]] Ruri. Not only it backfires in front of Yuto's face, but also ends with Ruri and Serena being unceremoniously brutalized by Yuya's SuperpoweredEvilSide in the next episode.]]
** Every other series has the main character being TheChosenOne, either by destiny[[note]]Yugi, Yusei, Judai[[/note]] or by someone who knows and trusts them[[note]]Judai "chosen" by Yubel, Yuma chosen by his father[[/note]]. So although many fans saw it coming, some were still surprised when Yuya turned out to be the [[ApocalypseMaiden spawn]] of an OmnicidalManiac.
** Seasons 2 and 3 subverts the concept of villains being [[SoreLoser Sore Losers]]. [[spoiler:Sergey is a CombatSadomasochist who wants to beat up anyone, regardless of their age and gender, but has no problems losing to Jack because he thinks his loss is "beautiful". Zigzagged with Edo, who is a SoreLoser at first despite ending his first Duel against Yuya and Yuto in a DoubleKnockout, but finally acknowledges his loss to Yuya in the aftermath of their second Duel. And as of Episode 135, Yuri, of all people, is shown to be a GracefulLoser despite being TheDreaded, an [[InvincibleVillain Invincible]] SissyVillain, a [[SoftSpokenSadist sadistic]] {{Troll}}, AND an AgentPeacock.]]
** Probably one of the more shocking tropes the show has subverted is Duel Monsters isn't a WeirdnessMagnet. [[spoiler:While Duel Spirits exist, they aren't the cause for the conflict of the series, it is entirely human made.]]
** Another meta example is [[spoiler:while many fans expected that Supreme King Dragon Z-Arc is the cover card for the ''Maximum Crisis'' booster pack, they didn't expect that '''''Yuya''''' is the featured character for its poster instead of Zarc's human form.]]
** [[spoiler:Not many fans expected that not only does Shuzuo remember Yuzu outside of Yuya, he was the one the reminded Yuya of her existence instead of the opposite way around.]]

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* SubvertedTrope: ''ARC-V'' '''excels''' at this. Many of their twists play on setting up how the other Yu-Gi-Oh! series would go about a problem and then do the opposite. The first example that happily shocked the fandom was the reintroduction of all summoning methods when both ''5D's'' and ''ZEXAL'' focused heavily on their own unique summoning method Synchros and Xyzs respectively.
** SubvertedTrope/YuGiOhArcV
** Gongenzaka is a major example, due to his design and [[HotBlooded personality]] many didn't expect anything from him, being possibly an incompetent IdiotHero at most. But his duel against Yaiba proved them wrong, showing himself to be a very competent Duelist and possessing a surprisingly unique deck that ''can'' work in the actual real life card game, in addition to showing he
Now has a surprising amount of HiddenDepths as the series went on that arguably makes him the most level-headed character of the main cast, and he's been a major part of the series since.
** In the Yuya vs Kachidoki duel, the fandom expected Yuya to change Kachidoki's ideals as Yu-Gi-Oh! protagonists have a history of acting as a WarriorTherapist. [[spoiler:Instead Yuya's SuperpoweredEvilSide woke up and brutally defeated Kachidoki. Completely breaking his ideals.]]
** In other series, dueling is used to solve every problem so its a shock when the characters use other methods like Gongenzaka and the others holding down a berserk Yuya, Yuya trying to punch Reiji in Episode 50, Gongenzaka and Kurosaki beating up the guards in episode 62, and duels being cut half-way in episode 62 in order to take advantage of the solid light technology instead of dueling opponents into submission.
** While other series tournaments are never [[NotJustATournament just a regular tournament]], they are always finished with the big bad of the arc being deal through the final match or afterword. Very few fans expected [[spoiler:Himika Akaba to outright suspend the MSC before the final round, even before the quarter-finals should have started.]]
** The fact that Yuzu is much more involved in the main, much higher stake plot during the first 35 episodes while Yuya is just a PinballProtagonist can be consider this, due to the fact that previous ''YGO'' series have female characters frequently got OutOfFocus or only play supporting roles while the male characters got involved in the more interesting storylines.
** In Yu-Gi-Oh!, the general public is never told of the current danger that's threatening the world. The audience already had an idea that Reiji might be looking to build a team to oppose the BigBad, and the main characters were already confirmed to be on it. So the fact that Himika announced the danger to the '''whole''' world was shocking.
** All of Reira's character was a ShoutOut to Kaiba and other Kaiba-like characters having a little brother. [[spoiler:Therefore, the fact that Reira isn't actually related to Reiji was a major shock.]]
** Until episode 66, Yuya was the only character capable of inventing new summoning types based on Pendulum Summoning; even Reiji could only build on what Yuya came up with. Fans were expecting Yuya to create the first Pendulum-Synchro summon, but instead it's [[spoiler:Gongenzaka, who is noted above to have been a major example of SubvertedTrope before then]], who first creates a Pendulum-Synchro Summon.
** The entire Hero and Rival relationship is the opposite here than in other series. Usually in other series, the hero thinks of the rival as a friend or at the very least tries to work with the rival in times of trouble, but the rival usually rebuffs the hero at first due to a sense of pride and only later on in the series starts working with the hero of their own accord. Here Yuya and Reiji at first are very respectful of each other and their skills until Reiji goes BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler:When Yuya finds out what Reiji has been doing, he is completely disgusted and refuses to work with Reiji at first while the latter instead did everything in his power to blackmail and force Yuya into joining the Lancers as he needed Yuya's strength. This has only continued in the Synchro Dimension arc, where Yuya is further angered by Reiji's treatment of Reira. Though the tendency finally reverted at the end of the Friendship Cup where Yuya understood the motives of Reiji and outright said he believed in him. That is, [[{{Irony}} after Yuya almost fell for a quite obvious lie of Roget about Reiji working with his father...]]]].
** Yuya's first Synchro Monster is [[spoiler:Enlightenment Paladin]] and not Odd-Eyes Meteorburst Dragon.
** Related to Yuya's BlitheSpirit in the {{Deconstruction}} entry above, his Duels in the Friendship Cup subverts the audience's opinion to TheHero's performance. [[spoiler:Instead of having a positive opinion, [[BreadAndCircuses the Commons]] are morally disgusted towards Yuya before giving him a ''very'' negative opinion for his Entertainment Dueling, and then beating Shinji. They even antagonize Yuya, going so far as to treat him like a [[TheScrappy Scrappy]] against his favor... [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap until he falls into his]] SuperPoweredEvilSide [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap again and goes all-out against Crow]].]]
** Many expected Kurosaki's character development to progress the same way other JerkWithAHeartOfGold characters (who aren't TheRival) in the franchise have: he has a revelation in a duel and joins the circle of friends. When Kurosaki had a revelation in a duel he ''didn't'' follow the trend, only opening up to the idea of fighting alongside them in battle[[note]]Before he'd chastised the others for entering a Battle Royale to protect him and kept insisting he duel alone[[/note]] and refusing to become friends. Later during the Friendship Cup his uncovering of Dennis as TheMole only served to make him more hostile, and the first offer of friendship he accepts comes from [[spoiler:Crow, but only after learning that they're NotSoDifferent]].
** In the previous installments, pure [[{{Determinator}} determination]], HotBlooded instincts, and [[AssPull miraculous]] [[TechnicianVersusPerformer creation skills]] are the status quo. In ''ARC-V'', it is the complete opposite: [[spoiler:Sometimes, these status quo doesn't work for the heroes; being a [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]], a MagnificentBastard, and a cunning technician who [[PayEvilUntoEvil Pays Evil Unto Evil]] are required to achieve victory, as Yuya [[CharacterDevelopment learns it the hard way]] after getting his ass kicked by Reiji in their second Duel, then by Jack in an exhibition match, and finally by Sergey during his failed attempt to save Yuzu.]]
** Episode 92 subverts the SuperPoweredEvilSide of TheHero kicking the villain's ass if the said character is in danger. [[spoiler:Instead of Yuya going into his SuperpoweredEvilSide and pulverize Barrett, it is Sergey who kicks their both of their asses, and then Sora's and Tsukikage's in a physical fight before proceeding to kidnap Yuzu and succeeded, to [[TheBadGuyWins Roget's delight]].]]
** Episodes 93 & 94 also subverts the concept of [[AntiHero Anti-Heroic]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jerkasses]] using KickTheSonOfABitch methods against absolutely immoral villains. [[spoiler:Some fans didn't expect that Jack is not above [[SaveTheVillain saving]] Sergey, and then giving him [[DyingAsYourself a warrior's]] [[GoOutWithASmile death]] rather than beating him like any other bastard as usual. Sergey's loss is still [[KarmicDeath karmic]] though.]]
** The [[TheWorfEffect main character's close/best friend is savagely defeated by a dangerous and psychotic opponent?]] This surely means that Yuya and/or Yugo will avenge Yuzu later! Well, [[spoiler:said opponent is too strong for Yuya to defeat and Yugo is not around. In the end, Jack replaces Yugo and bested Sergey in a Duel.]]
** TheDogBitesBack is also subverted in Episodes 95 through 98. [[spoiler:Yuya is supposed to spread his wrath upon the City after getting fed up with their abuse on him. Instead, Yuya demands the Tops and Commons to stop fighting and witness his second Duel against Jack with a pacifistic BadassBoast, which ends with him summoning Nirvana High Paladin (after Jack [[WhatTheHellHero calls him out]] for emulating Yusho's Entertainment Dueling), followed by going ManipulativeBastard on Jack in response to the latter's summoning of Red Dragon Archfiend Tyrant, and giving a WorldOfCardboardSpeech to Jack before Pendulum summoning five monsters at once, just to shut them up. Oh, and said BadassBoast Yuya delivered to the City pisses off Roget by accident.]]
** You think Roget [[TheBadGuyWins can get away]] with [[spoiler:kidnapping Yuzu through Sergey? He's dead wrong. Yuzu is obviously not some textbook DamselInDistress; she's a DefiantCaptive BadassAdorable who took advantage of his martial law proclamation by tackling him and publicly revealing his true colors to the City, rendering his victory [[MeaninglessVillainVictory pointless]].]]
** A meta example. [[spoiler:Many fans are hyped that Starve Venom Fusion Dragon is the cover card for ''The Dark Illusion'' booster pack in April, only to find out that the said Dimension Dragon is set for the upcoming ''Invasion of'' '''''Venom''''' booster pack in July instead.]]
** Usually if brainwashed character breaks out of their programming in the middle of a duel, it's because their opponent [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight used a card that has some symbolic meaning to the brainwashed character]], usually reminding them of their personal beliefs and/or history or else literally having the magical power to break the brainwashing. A similar card is used in the [[spoiler: Ruri vs Shun]] Duel, but it reflects [[spoiler: ''Shun's'' development as he proves to Ruri that his previous beliefs were wrong and hers were right]]. Furthermore, [[spoiler: this trope had already failed once in the Rin vs Yugo duel, so most viewers weren't expecting it to work here]].
** Speaking of BrainwashedAndCrazy Duelists, [[spoiler:Yuya and Yuto's Duel against Ruri and Serena subverts the IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight, which is usually done by heroes in the [[Manga/YuGiOh original manga]] and ''[[Anime/YuGiOhGX GX]]''. In Episode 124, Yuto is trying to use this on an [[BrainwashedAndCrazy infected]] Ruri. Not only it backfires in front of Yuto's face, but also ends with Ruri and Serena being unceremoniously brutalized by Yuya's SuperpoweredEvilSide in the next episode.]]
** Every other series has the main character being TheChosenOne, either by destiny[[note]]Yugi, Yusei, Judai[[/note]] or by someone who knows and trusts them[[note]]Judai "chosen" by Yubel, Yuma chosen by his father[[/note]]. So although many fans saw it coming, some were still surprised when Yuya turned out to be the [[ApocalypseMaiden spawn]] of an OmnicidalManiac.
** Seasons 2 and 3 subverts the concept of villains being [[SoreLoser Sore Losers]]. [[spoiler:Sergey is a CombatSadomasochist who wants to beat up anyone, regardless of their age and gender, but has no problems losing to Jack because he thinks his loss is "beautiful". Zigzagged with Edo, who is a SoreLoser at first despite ending his first Duel against Yuya and Yuto in a DoubleKnockout, but finally acknowledges his loss to Yuya in the aftermath of their second Duel. And as of Episode 135, Yuri, of all people, is shown to be a GracefulLoser despite being TheDreaded, an [[InvincibleVillain Invincible]] SissyVillain, a [[SoftSpokenSadist sadistic]] {{Troll}}, AND an AgentPeacock.]]
** Probably one of the more shocking tropes the show has subverted is Duel Monsters isn't a WeirdnessMagnet. [[spoiler:While Duel Spirits exist, they aren't the cause for the conflict of the series, it is entirely human made.]]
** Another meta example is [[spoiler:while many fans expected that Supreme King Dragon Z-Arc is the cover card for the ''Maximum Crisis'' booster pack, they didn't expect that '''''Yuya''''' is the featured character for its poster instead of Zarc's human form.]]
** [[spoiler:Not many fans expected that not only does Shuzuo remember Yuzu outside of Yuya, he was the one the reminded Yuya of her existence instead of the opposite way around.]]
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** Deconstruction/YuGiOhArcV


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** Foreshadowing/YuGiOhArcV


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** SubvertedTrope/YuGiOhArcV
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** Ultimately, some answers are provided in a near literal jigsaw-like way; the answer to one mystery connects it to a different plot thread, until it's clear how almost every isolated "puzzle piece" fits into the main plot. (Ex, the solution to mystery of why Yusho vanished three years ago also explains [[spoiler: what secrets Reiji has been keeping and what his true motives are.]])
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** Your daughter sacrifices herself for the greater good, and you're the only one who knows what she did.


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** The backstory deconstructs TheMasquerade: if the previous yugioh protagonists ''hadn't'' kept their knowledge of the supernatural a secret, [[spoiler: Zarc]] would never have risen to power. See RealityEnsues.
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-->[[spoiler:'''Sora''': "Yeah. [[GenreSavvy You're probably right]]."]]

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-->[[spoiler:'''Sora''': "Yeah. [[GenreSavvy You're probably right]].right."]]
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