History Headscratchers / YuGiOh

29th Mar '17 1:05:23 PM Xlsfd
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* Why does everyone start with only 4000 LP (2000 up to and including Duelist Kingdom)? The only reason I can think of is "So that Duels can be finished in less than three episodes". However, in Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions, all players are shown to start with 8000 LP. And in the dub, the movie happens about six months after the Atem vs Yugi duel, so it is set in the gap between the first anime and [=GX=].
28th Mar '17 2:10:07 PM mister-bittersweet
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** That's a DubInducedPlotHole, as his reaction when Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon is summoned differs in the Japanese version of the anime as well as the manga. In those cases, he wondered if the sensation he felt going up against it was the same sensation that Yugi felt when he faced it at Duelist Kingdom.
9th Mar '17 7:04:49 AM Ace1225
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** Let's keep in mind that the Kaiba Brothers upholding the rules of their tournament is completely thrown out the window when Seto allows the duel between Yugi and the Rare Hunter that won Joey's Red Eyes to continue. It's noted that the Rare Hunter hacked his way into the tournament, which automatically disqualifies him. Seto refuses to do anything about it for various reasons, one being that he wanted the Rare Hunters to come to the tournament anyways and another being that he enjoyed imagining Yugi feeling fear at facing Exodia, as some type of dumb payback. Mokuba then claims he'll do something, since his brother gave him the job of enforcing the rules for the competition, but never actually does. So, from the very first duel, these guys have already undermined any type of fairness taking place in Battle City.
8th Mar '17 12:03:11 PM EpicLinkSam
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** He thinks Yugi 'redeemed' himself by beating Rafael, winning the title back, as well as Dartz, who Kaiba lost to ''with'' Yugi's help.
8th Mar '17 12:00:30 PM EpicLinkSam
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** The best assumption is that Dartz was SO corrupted he didn't ''need'' to activate the Seal to take their souls, that or the Great Leviathan helped with it, it did take his soul at the end.
7th Mar '17 6:32:12 PM Ace1225
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* So, how exactly does Kaiba justify giving Joey a 1-star ranking? The dude at the registration office says that Kaiba Corp performed extensive research on all duelists, which they then collected into a database. Even taking into account, as Tristan points out before they get to the office, that Kaiba doesn't like him, Joey's credentials speak for themselves. Second place in Duelist Kingdom. If that's not enough, Mai Valentine and Rex Raptor are both invited to take part in Battle City, through the invitation that Joey doesn't receive. Mai was a Duelist Kingdom finalist and Rex was runner-up in the regional competition that took place before Duelist Kingdom, which secured him an invite to Duelist Kingdom. Joey beat ''both'' of them while at Duelist Kingdom. So, that, on top of his second place ranking in the tournament, seems like it should be more than enough for the database to rank him as a top level duelist. If not, why are Mai and Rex being invited? If it's just Kaiba looking down on Joey, why is he showing any kind of respect to duelists that Joey defeated?
7th Mar '17 6:04:03 PM Ace1225
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** Actually, it's stated at the start of Yugi and Pegasus' duel, in the anime, that the challenger that wins, in this case Yugi, could select ''any'' prize that he wanted from Pegasus, that is within Pegasus' power to grant. It's mentioned that this could even be Pegasus' company. Therefore, ''anyone'' that defeated Pegasus could have asked for the souls to be returned to their proper bodies, just as Yugi did. So, both rewards, the money and the souls, were rewards that anyone could have gained. There's then the fact that none of the friends seem to ever consider the fact that 1)Yugi has stated he isn't in the tournament for the money previously and 2)Yugi could just give Joey the prize money for his sister's operation, which is what ends up happening anyways. The duel then, as others have mentioned, ensures that whoever wins and takes on Pegasus is the better duelist, thereby being the best man for the job.
7th Mar '17 5:46:50 PM Ace1225
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** Yami Bakura outright tells Tristan that he wants Mokuba's body so that he can transfer his spirit into it. This would work better for him than his current situation with regular Bakura, as Mokuba's body was an empty shell at the time, since Pegasus had captured his soul. This would ensure that he wouldn't have to worry about the host he was possessing turning against him, like regular Bakura did during Yami Bakura's Shadow Game with Yami Yugi.
7th Mar '17 5:41:44 PM Ace1225
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** Well, Pegasus, at least, was running his own tournament. So, he obviously wasn't going to disqualify himself. Now, Mai? Espa? The others? That's the real question. I guess you could argue that they never came to the attention of the higher ups who were running the tournament. By the time Mai was personally meeting Pegasus she'd stopped her perfume trick. Espa then never made it to the Battle City Finals. The real question is whether or not both characters were still doing that in previous competitions and getting away with it.
* Why exactly does Kaiba's reaction to Yugi fluctuate so much? Midway through Duelist Kingdom, he helps Yugi defeat his own Blue Eyes', when being used by someone else. He's cordial enough towards him when he runs into Yugi and the gang later on during the arc, only turning colder when he has to duel Yugi in order to save his brother. However, the two of them part Duelist Kingdom on pretty decent terms, agreeing that what happened during their second duel doesn't count and that the next time they duel they'll determine which of them is truly the best. Yugi even makes an indication that the two of them could move towards being actual friends. However, just a few episodes later (Which couldn't be more than a few days in-story, since it see's Kaiba and Mokuba returning from Duelist Kingdom to get their company back), during the Legendary Heroes Mini-Arc, when Mokuba tells Kaiba that he went to Yugi for help, Kaiba reacts negatively, saying that Mokuba knows how he feels about Yugi and that Mokuba should have asked ''anyone'' other than Yugi for help...What? Even taking into account their rivalry, he openly thanked Yugi for saving him and his brother at the conclusion to Duelist Kingdom. In fact, it's implied that he gave Yugi and the others a ride back to Domino City on his helicopter, since they mentioned that all the ships were gone and were running towards Kaiba asking for a ride. So, why exactly is Mokuba going to Yugi for help such a big deal when Yugi has 1)helped them in the past and 2)was on good terms with Kaiba the last time they spoke?
7th Mar '17 5:16:05 PM Ace1225
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* At the start of the Battle City Arc, in the anime, Kaiba duels a robot that uses the same deck he used back in Duelist Kingdom. After the robot manages to summon the Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon, he makes a remark regarding how the fear he feels is what Yugi must have felt back during their duel, then noting how Yugi ''couldn't'' defeat the Ultimate Dragon and that in order to reclaim his spot as the number one duelist he'll need to defeat the monster that Yugi couldn't. The thing about that is though, Yugi did defeat the Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon. Kaiba's monster was literally turning into slime. At the very least, it was neutralized and wasn't going to win Kaiba that duel, failing to do so in the end. The ''only'' reason that the duel ends in Kaiba's favor is because Yugi calls off his final attack and gives up. However, he still, unarguably, defeated the beast. So, what exactly is Kaiba talking about?
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