History Franchise / YugiOh

14th Feb '18 12:17:52 PM MackWylde
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** [[Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS VRAINS]] is more GreyAndGrayMorality. The hero is a rude, anti-social JerkWithAHeartOfGold and the villains are WellIntentionedExtremists.

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** [[Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS VRAINS]] is more GreyAndGrayMorality. The hero is a rude, anti-social JerkWithAHeartOfGold and the villains are WellIntentionedExtremists.WellIntentionedExtremist.
14th Feb '18 12:17:23 PM MackWylde
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Where many villains usually resign. This makes them much more human and sympathetic.
14th Feb '18 12:15:50 PM MackWylde
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* ShadesOfConflict: Morality is often challenged in each installment but in the end seems to end towards WhiteAndGreyMorality.
** [[Anime/YuGiOhARCV ARCV]] goes completely overall all over the place. It starts off with traditional BlackAndWhiteMorality in the Standard dimension but changes depending on which world they end up in.
** [[Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS VRAINS]] is more GreyAndGrayMorality. The hero is a rude, anti-social JerkWithAHeartOfGold and the villains are WellIntentionedExtremists.
8th Feb '18 12:21:19 PM lalalei2001
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* CatchPhrase: The summon chants, which are most prominently featured since the start of ''5D's'', are basically catch phrases for most characters until today.
* CCGImportanceDissonance: Many of the cards the heroes rely on to win them duels are considered JunkRare in real-life, while cards that are rare and valued in the real world may not even be featured. However, there are exceptions.

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* CatchPhrase: The summon chants, which are most prominently featured since the start of ''5D's'', are basically catch phrases for most characters until today.
and their powerful cards.
* CCGImportanceDissonance: Many of the cards the heroes rely on to win them duels are considered JunkRare in real-life, while cards that are rare and valued in the real world may not even be featured. However, there are exceptions.


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* LosingIsWorseThanDeath: Many series will have at least one rival character, villain, or hero who is so determined to win that losing is equivalent to death. In the first series, Gozaburo Kaiba taught Seto this, and in the manga Kaiba's desire for revenge was so strong he built a theme park specifically to kill Yugi.
15th Jan '18 6:02:20 AM VeryMelon
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** An AllLovingHero who plays WarriorTherapist and is TheChosenOne. Values friendship greatly and [[TheParagon his firm conviction to always do the right thing will gain him friends and inspire others to become better people.]] If anyone in [[AlwaysMale his]] family is acknowledged to exist, they're either supporting characters or missing/dead and plot-relevant. He's probably got some hidden connection with the plot that he's unaware of at the start of the series, ie the reason why he's TheChosenOne. [[BoringInvincibleHero Never loses a duel if the stakes are high, and even if they aren't he's still probably going to win.]][[note]]Original: Yugi[[/note]]

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** An AllLovingHero who plays WarriorTherapist and is TheChosenOne. Values friendship greatly and [[TheParagon his firm conviction to always do the right thing will gain him friends and inspire others to become better people.]] If anyone in [[AlwaysMale his]] family is acknowledged to exist, they're either supporting characters or missing/dead and plot-relevant. He's probably got some hidden connection with the plot that he's unaware of at the start of the series, ie the reason why he's TheChosenOne. [[BoringInvincibleHero [[InvincibleHero Never loses a duel if the stakes are high, and even if they aren't he's still probably going to win.]][[note]]Original: Yugi[[/note]]
2nd Jan '18 3:05:33 PM SirHandel3
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* CuteIndignantGirlStance: Dark Magician Girl sports this trope (while floating) during the Virtual World Arc in response to Crump being a jerk and a pervert. Despite being the franchise's unofficial sex symbol, she's able to pull this trope off due to how adorable her expression is.
13th Nov '17 9:39:04 AM VeryMelon
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* BuxomIsBetter: Up to the [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds third series]] the main female character had a larger chest size than the previous. Then came [[Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL the fourth series]], which averted it by having the main girl be a (nearly) flat 13-year-old. The trend seems to be starting again with [[Anime/YuGiOhARCV the fifth]] girl, however, but [[Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS the sixth girl]] [[{{Bifauxnen}} may or may not]] [[GoldenSuperMode play this straight]].
27th Oct '17 12:54:19 PM MarqFJA
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* PinballScoring: Monsters have ATK and DEF in incriments of 100, and cards that affect Life Points follow the same. Occasionally there's a card with an ATK or DEF ending in 50. Five cards from the first season of the second-series anime have cards ending in random increments of 10. This is because they were played during a duel where they had a 30% power boost and their original ATK and DEF were unkhown, so the real-life versions got a 30% power loss, resulting in the odd values.

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* PinballScoring: Monsters have ATK and DEF in incriments increments of 100, and cards that affect Life Points follow the same. Occasionally there's a card with an ATK or DEF ending in 50. Five cards from the first season of the second-series anime have cards ending in random increments of 10. This is because they were played during a duel where they had a 30% power boost and their original ATK and DEF were unkhown, so the real-life versions got a 30% power loss, resulting in the odd values.
15th Oct '17 9:25:04 PM Snowy66
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* TokenSuper: TheProtagonist of almost every series, will be the sole member of their [[TheTeam team]] to possess the particular unusual power of the series. (The only exception is Yusei Fudo in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', where his whole team shares his power).
** In ''Anime/YuGiOh'' Yugi Muto holds one of the Millennium Items, in his case the [[AncientArtifact Millennium Puzzle]]. The Millennium Puzzle enables him to access his SuperpoweredAlterEgo, Yami Yugi, who is actually the [[SharingABody spirit of an Egyptian Pharaoh that resides in Yugi]].
** In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Jaden Yuki is later accompanied by [[GuardianEntity Yubel]], formerly a ArcVillain before having a HeelFaceTurn when Jaden [[FusionDance fuses with her]]. From there on in, Jaden can harness Yubel's power as a SuperMode which manifests an EyeColourChange.
** In ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', Yuma Tsukumo and his [[AnotherDimension extra-dimensional]] companion [[BondCreatures Astral]] can undergo [[FusionDance fusion]] known as ZEXAL to create a GoldenSuperMode for Yuma.
** In ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', Yuya Sakaki and his [[AlternateSelf dimensional counterpartss]] have the ability to "[[SuperpoweredEvilSide Awaken]]", where they become more malicious and powerful. It's revealed this is actually [[PastLifeMemories Zarc's will]] attempting to take over his {{reincarnation}}s.
10th Oct '17 12:20:27 AM lalalei2001
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* CardGames: A few of them in the original manga, including Duel Monsters. And in the second anime series and spin-offs, Duel Monsters is one that regularly decides the fate of the world.
* CastOfExpies: Almost 100% a self-referential variant in that after ''DM'', the sequel anime have a long running habit of taking the same basic character archetypes as the original cast of ''DM'' and rehashing them. A TropesAreNotBad variant, because it's gotten to the point that seeing the various ways a new series will make its interpretations of each archetype stand out from those that came before is pretty interesting and can result in the creation of unique, interesting characters who hold up on their own.

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* CardGames: A few of them in the original manga, including Duel Monsters. And in the second anime series and spin-offs, Duel Monsters is one that regularly decides the fate of the world.
* CastOfExpies: Almost 100% a self-referential variant in that after After ''DM'', the sequel anime animes have a long running habit of taking the same basic character archetypes as the original cast of ''DM'' and rehashing them. A TropesAreNotBad variant, because it's gotten to the point that seeing the various ways a new series will make its interpretations of each archetype stand out from those that came before is pretty interesting and can result in the creation of unique, interesting characters who hold up on their own.



* CentralTheme: All installments usually share the theme of ThePowerOfFriendship.
** However ''ARC-V'' and ''VRAINS'' seems to share that theme alongside their own individual one.
** ''ARV-V'' individual theme is about smiling in even the darkest moments of life.
** ''VRAINS'' main theme is ''take a step forward and try''

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* CentralTheme: All installments usually share the theme of ThePowerOfFriendship.
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ThePowerOfFriendship. ''ARC-V'' and ''VRAINS'' seems to ''VRAINS'' share that theme alongside their own an individual one.
** ''ARV-V'' ''ARC-V'''s individual theme is about smiling in even the darkest moments of life.
** ''VRAINS'' ''VRAINS''' main theme is ''take "Take a step forward and try''try it."



* CollectibleCardGame: Ironically, characters rarely actually buy new cards, and when they do it's usually due to the above trope, otherwise they are implied to have a large collection on-hand already or pull their new cards from thin air. Justified in the second series anime, Yugi's grandfather owns a game shop that sells the cards and Kaiba is a child billionaire, so they'd have access to new cards regularly and easily be able to grab choice ones. No such justification is given in the spin-offs.
** A few episodes of GX show that DA has a game store on-campus for the students that regularly receives new stock, but we don't see Judai buying anything from it with one exception.



* CosmicChessGame: Most blatant in the Millennium World arc of the original manga and the second series anime, where the characters play a tabletop RPG with pieces directly based on real people. The spin-offs regularly have an EldritchAbomination using Duel Monsters as the instrument through which to enact its plan.

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* CosmicChessGame: Most blatant in the Millennium World arc of the original manga and the second series anime, where the characters play a tabletop RPG with pieces directly based on real people. The spin-offs anime spinoffs regularly have an EldritchAbomination using Duel Monsters as the instrument through which to enact its plan.



** At least until ''ARC-V'', which [[ZigzaggedTrope zigzags]] between playing it straight (twice when the opponent changes his ways due to the audience's behavior instead of the hero's and once when the opponent reverts to his old personality before he became a FallenHero) and averting, mocking, or having villains exploit it. Then it's played straight again as Yuya's dueling causes a ton of [[HeelFaceTurn villains turning good]].

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** At least until ''ARC-V'', which ''ARC-V'' [[ZigzaggedTrope zigzags]] between playing it straight (twice when the opponent changes his ways due to the audience's behavior instead of the hero's and once when the opponent reverts to his old personality before he became a FallenHero) and averting, mocking, or having villains exploit it. Then it's played straight again as Yuya's dueling causes a ton of [[HeelFaceTurn villains turning good]].



* DidDoTheResearch: Though occasionally the exact details are fuddled, the mythological concepts explored throughout the franchise show that someone did their homework.



** Taken to its LogicalExtreme in Anime/YuGiOhArcV, though it's a bit more justified in that the HardLight setup of most duels makes a pretty awesome tool to [[{{Deconstruction}} wage war with or seriously harm others]], and it's later revealed that conventional weaponry can't affect a Solid Vision construct. Whenever hard light isn't involved, the characters tend to resort to diplomacy or physical violence.

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** Taken to its LogicalExtreme in Anime/YuGiOhArcV, ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', though it's a bit more justified in that the HardLight setup of most duels makes a pretty awesome tool to [[{{Deconstruction}} wage war with or seriously harm others]], and it's later revealed that conventional weaponry can't affect a Solid Vision construct. Whenever hard light isn't involved, the characters tend to resort to diplomacy or physical violence.



** A cast of quirky friends of the main character [[FlatCharacter with little personality]] and little CharacterDevelopment outside a small handful of CharacterArc episodes, usually limited to one duel each. If they're not [[GreekChorus following the main character around to cheer him on]], dueling the main character (usually in their introductory episode), or the main character isn't supporting them while they have [[CharacterArc their personal duel]], they're probably not doing anything. Usually there's 2-10 of these characters, and depending on the series some of them may be PutOnABus so that others of the same type can replace them. Any character who gets DemotedToExtra will probably become one of these. [[note]]Originals: Honda, Ryuji, Bakura, post-operation Shizuka, Rebecca- ''DM'' anime only[[/note]]

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** A cast of quirky friends of the main character [[FlatCharacter with little personality]] and little CharacterDevelopment outside a small handful of CharacterArc episodes, usually limited to one duel each. If they're not [[GreekChorus following the main character around to cheer him on]], dueling the main character (usually in their introductory episode), or the main character isn't supporting them while they have [[CharacterArc their personal duel]], they're probably not doing anything. Usually there's 2-10 of these characters, and depending on the series some of them may be PutOnABus so that others of the same type can replace them. Any character who gets DemotedToExtra will probably become one of these. [[note]]Originals: Honda, Ryuji, Bakura, post-operation Shizuka, Rebecca- ''DM'' anime only[[/note]]Rebecca[[/note]]



* LighterAndSofter:
** The Toei and second-series anime compared to the manga.

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* LighterAndSofter:
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LighterAndSofter: The Toei anime and second-series anime compared to the manga.



** ''ARC-V'' has become the other notable aversion. Despite lacking the manga's gore, the themes it explores are just are dark as the original manga at times.
** Although ''Vrains'' has only aired its first episode, the tone of said episode, as well as the fact that the series has introduced its first AntiHero as a main character suggests that, as the very least, it will be an aversion and be darker than ''Zexal'' - only time will tell, however, if it ends up being darker than ''Arc-V''.

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** ''ARC-V'' has become the other notable aversion. Despite lacking the manga's gore, the themes it explores are just are dark as the original manga at times.
times, though this is dialed back considerably for the third season.
** Although ''Vrains'' has only aired its first episode, the tone of said episode, zig-zags this, with Yusaku's backstory being comparable to Seto Kaiba's, but as well as the fact that the series has introduced its first AntiHero as a main character suggests that, as the very least, it will be an aversion progresses he comes to terms with his trauma and be darker than ''Zexal'' - only time will tell, however, if it ends up being darker than ''Arc-V''.re-learns how to have fun.



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism:
** The original series has a number of darker moments but still relies heavily on the idealistic end.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism:
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SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: The original series has a number of darker moments moments, especially in the manga, but still relies heavily on the idealistic end.end, with only truly evil villains not getting redeemed.



** Since ''5D's'' involves a more dystopian city, corrupt people, and criminals just trying to get what they can, it gives a more cynical setting, though the tone, spirit, and characters still makes this series more on the idealistic end of the scale.
** ''ZEXAL'' is very much idealistic considering how even the villains are still very human.
** ''ARC-V'' on the other hand slides back and forth on the scale.
** and finally, ''VRAINS'' stands out as the most cynical series in the franchise so far. This series is not only very bleak in comparison to its predecessors, but it also mixes real-life criminal activities including hacking and digs into mental illnesses like depression. However, like the original and ''ZEXAL'', ''VRAINS'' is one of the strongest portrayals of the RousseauWasRight trope in the franchise.

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** Since ''5D's'' involves a more dystopian city, corrupt people, and criminals just trying to get what they can, it gives a more cynical setting, though the tone, spirit, and characters still makes this series more on the idealistic end of the scale.
** ''ZEXAL'' is very much idealistic considering how even idealistic, as the villains are still very human.human and many are redeemed, though it takes time for some to stick.
** ''ARC-V'' on the other hand slides ''ARC-V''slides back and forth on the scale.
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scale, with a light beginning, ''very'' dark middle, and finally, a surprisingly upbeat end.
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''VRAINS'' stands out adds bleakness and cruelty with Yusaku's backstory being comparable to Seto Kaiba's, but as the most cynical series in the franchise so far. This series is not only very bleak in comparison progresses he comes to its predecessors, but it also mixes real-life criminal activities including hacking terms with his trauma and digs into mental illnesses like depression. However, like the original and ''ZEXAL'', ''VRAINS'' is one of the strongest portrayals of the RousseauWasRight trope in the franchise. re-learns how to have fun.



* SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic: Every series has at least one character who studies dueling via the scientific method- and since Duel Monsters are magic, their experience comes in handy. See: [[Anime/YuGiOh Pegasus and Kaiba vs Egyptian God Cards]], [[Anime/YuGiOhGX Misawa and various scientists studying alternate dimensions]], [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Yusei preventing the Zero Reverse]], [[Anime/YuGiOhZexal Kaito creating a suit that lets him steal souls]], and [[Anime/YuGiOhArcV Solid Vision itself]].

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* SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic: Every series has at least one character who studies dueling via the scientific method- and method--and since Duel Monsters are magic, their experience comes in handy. See: [[Anime/YuGiOh Pegasus and Kaiba vs Egyptian God Cards]], [[Anime/YuGiOhGX Misawa and various scientists studying alternate dimensions]], [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Yusei preventing the Zero Reverse]], [[Anime/YuGiOhZexal Kaito creating a suit that lets him steal souls]], and [[Anime/YuGiOhArcV Solid Vision itself]].handy.
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