History Anime / YuGiOhGX

13th Sep '16 8:04:58 AM Frem3
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Before going any further, readers should know that the [[Manga/YuGiOhGX manga]] completely differs in plot and CharacterDevelopment (especially Juudai) from [[AnimeFirst the anime that came before it]].

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Before going any further, readers should know that the [[Manga/YuGiOhGX manga]] completely differs in plot and CharacterDevelopment (especially Juudai) Jaden) from [[AnimeFirst the anime that came before it]].



The anime has a very [[PostModernism Post Modern-esque]] tone, blending elements of GamingAndSportsAnimeAndManga, MindScrew, and DeconstructorFleet. The absurdity of the SeriousBusiness of Duel Monsters is taken UpToEleven, with entire educational and athletic industries centered around the game, to make you repeatedly say, "You have ''got'' to be kidding me." Meanwhile, the plot has serious, painful, traumatic psychological effects on everyone involved, particularly Jaden, whose psyche collapses under the pressure and power and responsibility he's burdened with. "[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries I've lost a card game! I have no reason to live!]]" suddenly isn't funny anymore, particularly for the Marufuji brothers. In short, it's a very self-aware GenreBusting series that plays some tropes absurdly straight and others painfully realistically.

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The anime has a very [[PostModernism Post Modern-esque]] tone, blending elements of GamingAndSportsAnimeAndManga, MindScrew, and DeconstructorFleet. The absurdity of the SeriousBusiness of Duel Monsters is taken UpToEleven, with entire educational and athletic industries centered around the game, to make you repeatedly say, "You have ''got'' to be kidding me." Meanwhile, the plot has serious, painful, traumatic psychological effects on everyone involved, particularly Jaden, whose psyche collapses under the pressure and power and responsibility he's burdened with. "[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries I've lost a card game! I have no reason to live!]]" suddenly isn't funny anymore, particularly for the Marufuji Truesdale brothers. In short, it's a very self-aware GenreBusting series that plays some tropes absurdly straight and others painfully realistically.



* CharacterWitness: On the day of an important exam, the Duel Academy's card shop got a shipment of newly released cards; but Professor Chronos got their first and bought them all. Then he gave them all to Manjyome, and said he would manipulate the match-ups in the field exam so that he and Judai were opponents, hoping Judai would not only fail, but be humiliated. Meanwhile, Judai overslept, and while running to class, met an old lady struggling with her stalled truck. Knowing he'd be late anyway, he stopped to help her with it. Later, when he finally got to the card store, he found out she owned the place, and saved one of the new packs of cards for him; Judai was actually able to win the duel against Manjyome with it, gaining a promotion. (Which he turned down.)

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* CharacterWitness: On the day of an important exam, the Duel Academy's card shop got a shipment of newly released cards; but Professor Chronos got their first and bought them all. Then he gave them all to Manjyome, Chazz, and said he would manipulate the match-ups in the field exam so that he and Judai Jaden were opponents, hoping Judai Jaden would not only fail, but be humiliated. Meanwhile, Judai Jaden overslept, and while running to class, met an old lady struggling with her stalled truck. Knowing he'd be late anyway, he stopped to help her with it. Later, when he finally got to the card store, he found out she owned the place, and saved one of the new packs of cards for him; Judai Jaden was actually able to win the duel against Manjyome Chazz with it, gaining a promotion. (Which he turned down.)



* FakeUltimateHero: Abidos III is built up as being "the unbeatable God of Dueling." As it turns out, the reason he was "unbeatable" was because his servants kept jobbing to him because he was the Pharaoh. (It's stated that they never once tried to destroy the First, Second, or Third Sarcophagi, even though that trio of cards is easily the biggest weakness of Abidos's strategy.) Consequently, he's one of the only characters that Judai was able to beat with nothing but Normal Elemental Heroes.

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* FakeUltimateHero: Abidos III is built up as being "the unbeatable God of Dueling." As it turns out, the reason he was "unbeatable" was because his servants kept jobbing to him because he was the Pharaoh. (It's stated that they never once tried to destroy the First, Second, or Third Sarcophagi, even though that trio of cards is easily the biggest weakness of Abidos's strategy.) Consequently, he's one of the only characters that Judai Jaden was able to beat with nothing but Normal Elemental Heroes.



* FlippingTheTable: There is a card called "[[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Flipping_the_Table Flipping the Table]]". In one episode, used by Hayato's (Chumley in the dub) father who (in the Japanese version, at least) was a substantial drunkard and owns a sake company (in the dub, he just owns a hot sauce company). When played, a giant table does invariably appear and Hayato's father does overturn it fairly violently.

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* FlippingTheTable: There is a card called "[[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Flipping_the_Table Flipping the Table]]". In one episode, used by Hayato's (Chumley in the dub) Chumley's father who (in the Japanese version, at least) was a substantial drunkard and owns a sake company (in the dub, he just owns a hot sauce company). When played, a giant table does invariably appear and Hayato's Chumley's father does overturn it fairly violently.



** In Johan and Judai's first duel, when the topic of Johan's ace card Rainbow Dragon comes up, Judai playfully says, "Come one! If you've got ''that'', then show it to me!" Johan's response is to giggle and say, "I can't do that. I mean, Rainbow Dragon is really, ''really'' special!" [[HomoeroticSubtext Yeah.]]

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** In Johan Jesse and Judai's Jaden's first duel, when the topic of Johan's Jesse's ace card Rainbow Dragon comes up, Judai Jaden playfully says, "Come one! If you've got ''that'', then show it to me!" Johan's Jesse's response is to giggle and say, "I can't do that. I mean, Rainbow Dragon is really, ''really'' special!" [[HomoeroticSubtext Yeah.]]
2nd Aug '16 3:43:27 AM kirara19
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* DeusExMachina: But many examples fall straight into AssPull territory.

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* DeusExMachina: But many examples fall straight into AssPull territory.%%* DeusExMachina
30th Jul '16 8:29:28 AM SLthePyro
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** In Season 1, Jinzo and Dark Magician Girl, regular monsters that were popular in the original series, appear in oneshot episodes as duelists. Dark Magician Girl is carefree and just looking for fun, but Jinzo is a soul-eating villain and the first sign to Jaden that not all Duel Spirits are benevolent.
28th Jul '16 2:19:53 PM Sanokal
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* BigBallOfViolence: Overabused by obscuring monsters with a cloud of smoke when they are destroyed, though as a result the animation is significantly less OffModel than its predecessor's later seasons.
28th Jul '16 12:21:05 PM Forenperser
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* InvincibleHero: Jaden, who's lost three times (out of his '''73 duels''') throughout the whole series. Ironically becomes one of the reasons for his fall to TheDarkSide.

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* InvincibleHero: Jaden, who's lost three times (out and achieved just as ''many'' [[MutualKill draws]] out of his '''73 duels''') duels''' throughout the whole series.series (and one duel against Hell Kaiser which he would have lost had the latter not had convinient heart problems). Ironically becomes one of the reasons for his fall to TheDarkSide.
25th Jul '16 9:58:18 PM lalalei2001
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It was followed by Anime/YuGiOh5Ds. Jaden also appears in the ''Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie'' that [[BatFamilyCrossover teams him up with Yugi and Yusei.]]

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It was followed by Anime/YuGiOh5Ds. Jaden also appears in the ''Anime/YuGiOhTenthAnniversaryMovie'' ''Anime/YuGiOhBondsBeyondTime'' that [[BatFamilyCrossover teams him up with Yugi and Yusei.]]



* TheAce: Jaden, mercilessly {{deconstruct|ion}}ed. Also Zane, who is ''also'' deconstructed.

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* TheAce: Jaden, mercilessly {{deconstruct|ion}}ed.which is {{deconstruct|ion}}ed in season 3. Also Zane, who is ''also'' deconstructed.
25th Jul '16 8:14:36 PM Willbyr
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* ShoutOut: Every single Elemental Hero Jaden uses is based off of a comic book superhero (with Elemental Hero Neos being based off of {{Guyver}} as the only exception), while almost every single Destiny Hero is based off of a British hero (or, in some cases, hero/villain -- Destiny Hero Double [[strike:{{Du|bNameChange}}de]] Guy, for example, is [[{{Anvilicious}} notably]] based off of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde).

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* ShoutOut: Every single Elemental Hero Jaden uses is based off of a comic book superhero (with Elemental Hero Neos being based off of {{Guyver}} Manga/{{Guyver}} as the only exception), while almost every single Destiny Hero is based off of a British hero (or, in some cases, hero/villain -- Destiny Hero Double [[strike:{{Du|bNameChange}}de]] Guy, for example, is [[{{Anvilicious}} notably]] based off of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde).
24th Jun '16 9:01:20 PM nombretomado
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* DontExplainTheJoke: In the dub, while [[TheClimax Jaden is dueling Sartorius]], Jaden not only tells an incredibly lame joke, but he explains it immediately afterwards, making it even less funny than it already was. It seems [[FourKidsEntertainment 4kids]] was aware of this, as Aster points out the failness of the joke immediately after.

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* DontExplainTheJoke: In the dub, while [[TheClimax Jaden is dueling Sartorius]], Jaden not only tells an incredibly lame joke, but he explains it immediately afterwards, making it even less funny than it already was. It seems [[FourKidsEntertainment [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4kids]] was aware of this, as Aster points out the failness of the joke immediately after.
17th Jun '16 4:45:21 PM eroock
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* CharacterWitness: On the day of an important exam, the Duel Academy's card shop got a shipment of newly released cards; but Professor Chronos got their first and bought them all. Then he gave them all to Manjyome, and said he would manipulate the match-ups in the field exam so that he and Judai were opponents, hoping Judai would not only fail, but be humiliated. Meanwhile, Judai overslept, and while running to class, met an old lady struggling with her stalled truck. Knowing he'd be late anyway, he stopped to help her with it. Later, when he finally got to the card store, he found out she owned the place, and saved one of the new packs of cards for him; Judai was actually able to win the duel against Manjyome with it, gaining a promotion. (Which he turned down.)


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* OldBeggarTest: After Manjyome left Duel Academy in disgust after a second humiliating loss to Misawa, he ended up shipwrecked and near North Academy, Duel Academy's rival school, which was situated in a arctic tundra. He was told by a disheveled man by the door that they wouldn't let anyone in without a full deck of forty cards, and there were cards hidden around the area; he himself had found 39, but was too exhausted to keep looking. Because the man refuses to sell them, Manjyome goes out and searches for his own, finding forty of them; but when he fears the man might freeze to death, he gives him one so he can go in (fibbing and saying he has 41). When the man goes in, Manjyome wonders what he's going to do now; and suddenly he sees another card, which later becomes essential to winning a duel later in the episode. He later finds out that this was a SecretTestOfCharacter; the guy was North Academy's chancellor.
15th Mar '16 4:43:25 PM ObsidianFire
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-->'''Hassleberry''':"[[GenreSavvy What gave that away -- the maniacal laugh]] [[MediumAwareness or the creepy music?]]"

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-->'''Hassleberry''':"[[GenreSavvy What -->'''Hassleberry''':"What gave that away -- the maniacal laugh]] [[MediumAwareness laugh or the creepy music?]]"music?"



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Sartorius makes ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' history by ordering a {{Brainwashed}} minion to activate his KillSat and destroy the world ''before'' defeating the protagonist in their duel! In fact, he wasn't going to bother dueling Jaden in the first place, because he managed to trick him into giving up the MacGuffin. He only did duel Jaden because he absolutely had to, and began said KillSat firing the moment Neos was out of the way.



* HostageForMcGuffin: Sartorius holds Aster hostage, threatening to kill him if Jaden doesn't hand over the KillSat keys. Jaden, in what's probably his most GenreBlind and {{idiot|Hero}}ic [[TooDumbToLive moment]] ever hands them over, then challenges Sartorius to a duel. Which the GenreSavvy villain declines, until outside forces (Neos) force him to duel.

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* HostageForMcGuffin: Sartorius holds Aster hostage, threatening to kill him if Jaden doesn't hand over the KillSat keys. Jaden, in what's probably his most GenreBlind and {{idiot|Hero}}ic [[TooDumbToLive moment]] ever hands them over, then challenges Sartorius to a duel. Which the GenreSavvy villain declines, until outside forces (Neos) force him to duel.



* WrongGenreSavvy: Aster, you're the AntiHero in a {{shonen}} GamingAndSportsAnimeAndManga -- not Franchise/{{Batman}}!
** In the dub, Bastion thinks to himself that Crowler is [[SchmuckBait obviously trying to trap]] Jaden, and only a "[[LeeroyJenkins cavalier fool]]" would agree to it. He's right that it's a trap... but Jaden wins anyway.
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