History Franchise / YuGiOh

25th Mar '17 7:44:05 AM fruitstripegum
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* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: Zigzagged. On the one hand, antagonists mostly abide by the rules of the card game and when they lose, they lose. On the other hand, many of them will still cheat at the card game in various ways. The largest act of defiance of this trope is Zigfried von Schroeder, who went so far as to hack the Kaiba Corp card database to recognize an illegal card, and reprogrammed its effect to be ridiculously overpowered (it forces the opponent to discard ''half their deck'' each turn, and that's the tip of the iceberg).



* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: Zigzagged. On the one hand, antagonists mostly abide by the rules of the card game and when they lose, they lose. On the other hand, many of them will still cheat at the card game in various ways. The largest act of defiance of this trope is Zigfried von Schroeder, who went so far as to hack the Kaiba Corp card database to recognize an illegal card, and reprogrammed its effect to be ridiculously overpowered (it forces the opponent to discard ''half their deck'' each turn, and that's the tip of the iceberg).
5th Mar '17 7:58:50 PM lalalei2001
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* MagicFromTechnology: Even in series without magic, the Solid Vision systems and VR might as well be magic in how monsters are "alive" and interact with opponents. ''The Darkside of Dimensions'' accentuates this, as Kaiba is able to use his technology to magically transcend dimensions and counter actual magic.



** Starting with ''[=5D's=]''[[labelnote:*]]Though some argue it started as early as ''GX'' hyping up Fusions, even though it had been a mechanic in the game since the start, albeit never really focused upon before[[/labelnote]], each anime series hypes up some new summoning mechanic for the card game. This is somewhat {{Downplayed}} so far is ''ARC-V'', which, while introducing Pendulum Summoning, has done a decent job of giving all the summoning mechanics equal spot-light.

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** Starting with ''[=5D's=]''[[labelnote:*]]Though some argue it started as early as ''GX'' hyping up Fusions, even though it had been a mechanic in the game since the start, albeit never really focused upon before[[/labelnote]], ''[=5D's=]'', each anime series hypes up some a new summoning mechanic for the card game. This is somewhat {{Downplayed}} so far is ''ARC-V'', which, while introducing Pendulum Summoning, has done does a decent job of giving all the summoning mechanics equal spot-light.spotlight.
5th Mar '17 7:52:02 PM lalalei2001
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* PlotTumor: Possibly one of the finest examples in fiction. The original manga began focused on many types of games and had Duel Monsters (Magic & Wizards) as an on-and-off card game, it was almost a SliceOfLife story where the heroes played all sorts of games with each other or villains used game-themed schemes. That's why the franchise's title translates to "King of Games", as in all games, not just Duel Monsters. But fans kept asking if there were real versions of those cards available and if the game would be revisited. Thus it became the focus of a few story arcs in the manga, became the ''central'' focus of the anime loosely based on said manga, and it snowballed until the entire franchise centers around it.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Despite the MisaimedFandom focusing on the card game and hating this trope to the point of mocking it, ''this'' is the central concept of the entire franchise. The bonds of friendship and the power they have to make anything possible comes up all the time. No matter how powerful the villain is, they are helpless against a hero who has the support of his/her friends.
* RecurringCharacter: Tetsu Ushio seems to appear or is mentioned in [[http://everydayduelist.tumblr.com/post/115135723949/dragonpikachu-em-exceeds-change-zearu every series]]. Somehow...

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* PlotTumor: Possibly one of the finest examples in fiction. The original manga began focused on many types of games at first, and had Duel Monsters (Magic & Wizards) as an on-and-off card game, it was almost a SliceOfLife story where the heroes played all sorts of games with each other or villains used game-themed schemes. That's why the franchise's title translates only meant to "King of Games", as appear in all games, not just Duel Monsters. But fans one chapter. Fans kept asking if there were real versions of those cards available and if the game would be revisited. Thus revisited, which it was--without it the series would have been canceled very early on. The author realized that focusing on a single game allowed him to have more story focus, and so it became the focus of a few long story arcs in the manga, became the ''central'' focus of the anime loosely based on said manga, anime, and it snowballed until the entire franchise centers around it.
it to the point where non-card games are very rare.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Despite the MisaimedFandom focusing on the card game and hating this trope to the point of mocking it, ''this'' This is the central concept of the entire franchise. The bonds of friendship and the power they have to make anything possible comes up all the time. No matter how powerful the villain is, they are helpless against a hero who has the support of his/her friends.
* RecurringCharacter: Tetsu Ushio Ushio, the first villain Yugi faced, seems to appear or is mentioned in [[http://everydayduelist.tumblr.com/post/115135723949/dragonpikachu-em-exceeds-change-zearu every series]]. Somehow...
26th Feb '17 2:58:38 PM nombretomado
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** ''[[Anime/YuGiOh Yu-Gi-Oh!: Duel Monsters]]'': Probably what you're looking for; the second anime that most people know ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' by today. Loosely based on the rest of the manga, and sponsored by {{Konami}}; revolving around their version of the card game to ensure their domination of the card game license.

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** ''[[Anime/YuGiOh Yu-Gi-Oh!: Duel Monsters]]'': Probably what you're looking for; the second anime that most people know ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' by today. Loosely based on the rest of the manga, and sponsored by {{Konami}}; {{Creator/Konami}}; revolving around their version of the card game to ensure their domination of the card game license.
19th Feb '17 2:38:41 PM Kayube
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'': Third anime spin-off, starring Yuma Tsukumo and Astral. It introduces Xyz Summoning, which becomes the main focus of the duels.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'': Third anime spin-off, starring Yuma Tsukumo and Astral.Astral, with augmented-reality duels in place of the usual holograms. It introduces Xyz Summoning, which becomes the main focus of the duels.
17th Feb '17 2:37:11 PM Tenma-Yuuki
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* ''[[Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS]]'': Fifth anime spin-off, will debut [[Spring2017Anime Spring 2017]] starring Yusaku Fujiki and Duels on skateboards with virtual reality.

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* ''[[Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS]]'': Fifth anime spin-off, will debut [[Spring2017Anime Spring 2017]] starring Yusaku Fujiki and Duels on skateboards with virtual reality. It introduces Link Summoning.
16th Feb '17 1:13:01 AM Tenma-Yuuki
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15th Feb '17 11:07:12 PM mega95gox
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* OddlyNamedSequel: ''GX'', ''[=5D's=]'', ''ZEXAL''. While the names are odd, they have meaning inside each series. The GX was for "Generation Next", ''[=5D's=]'' for the Five Signer Dragons, and ''ZEXAL'' is the SuperMode the hero receives. ''ARC-V'' comes from the [[spoiler:machine that Leo Akaba intends to fuse the dimensions with and Zarc, the titular BigBad of that series]].

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* OddlyNamedSequel: ''GX'', ''[=5D's=]'', ''ZEXAL''. While the names are odd, they have meaning inside each series. The GX was for "Generation Next", ''[=5D's=]'' for the Five Signer Dragons, and ''ZEXAL'' is the SuperMode the hero receives. ''ARC-V'' comes from the [[spoiler:machine that Leo Akaba intends to fuse the dimensions with and Zarc, the titular BigBad [[AntagonistTitle titular]] [[BigBad main antagonist]] of that series]].
15th Feb '17 11:05:52 PM mega95gox
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* OddlyNamedSequel: ''GX'', ''[=5D's=]'', ''ZEXAL''. While the names are odd, they have meaning inside each series. The GX was for "Generation Next", ''[=5D's=]'' for the Five Signer Dragons, and ''ZEXAL'' is the SuperMode the hero receives. ''ARC-V'' comes from the [[spoiler:machine that Leo Akaba intends to fuse the dimensions with]].

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* OddlyNamedSequel: ''GX'', ''[=5D's=]'', ''ZEXAL''. While the names are odd, they have meaning inside each series. The GX was for "Generation Next", ''[=5D's=]'' for the Five Signer Dragons, and ''ZEXAL'' is the SuperMode the hero receives. ''ARC-V'' comes from the [[spoiler:machine that Leo Akaba intends to fuse the dimensions with]].with and Zarc, the titular BigBad of that series]].
15th Feb '17 11:04:37 PM mega95gox
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** ''ARC-V'' has become notable as an aversion of this. Despite lacking the manga's gore, the themes it explores are darker then even the original manga at times.

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** ''ARC-V'' has become notable as an aversion of this. Despite lacking the manga's gore, the themes it explores are darker then even just are dark as the original manga at times.
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