History Manga / YuGiOh

13th Jun '16 1:27:24 AM lalalei2001
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* PlotTumor: The Duel Monsters card game after volume eight. After Duelist Kingdom (the first big card tournament saga), Ryuji Otogi is [[SinsofOurFathers introduced]] and the plot tricks you into thinking it's going back to its formula of switching games for several chapters, introducing Bar Bet games and Dragons, Dice, & Dungeons. But, after DDD is over and done with, the card game sneaks back in as the major plot device during Battle City (the next big card tournament saga). And then the card gaming dies down yet again in favor of young Grandpa Mutou playing Shadow Games in a tomb, Ancient Egyptian monster battling (with [[HitPoints HP gauges]]). and the Dark RPG. But lo and behold, they decide to hold the Ceremonial Battle as a game of Duel Monsters.
** Unlike the anime, though, the manga doesn't act as if Duel Monsters is the only game worth playing for the main characters, or the only game that Yugi really likes and displays apparent skill in (in contrast to the anime, where even DARK YUGI -- who the manga describes as the King of Games -- has trouble playing Dungeon Dice Monsters because he's used to playing Duel Monsters). [[WordOfGod Kazuki Takahashi gave it more appearances compared to others because the readers seemed to enjoy the game]], rather than as an [[MerchandiseDriven advertisement]] for The Best & Only Game Ever.
*** During his "date" with Anzu, Dark Yugi is absolutely fascinated by all the games in the arcade, including the "[[VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution Dance Battle game]]" (Super Dancer). While in the anime, he has a perpetually bored look on his face. ''Awwww, no Duel Monsters!'' Not only that, but instead of appropriately challenging Johnny Steps to a game of Super Dancer like his manga counterpart probably would have, he challenges him to Duel Monsters.
** One can argue that it was Battle City where Kazuki Takahashi pushed the card game element too far. Duelist Kingdom was a relatively fast story arc, and several chapters after that had nothing to do with Duel Monsters (focusing on other games like the first seven volumes). Reportedly, the length of Battle City caused so many readers to lose interest in the manga that the Millennium World arc suffered because of the editors told him to hurry it up.

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* PlotTumor: The Duel Monsters card game after volume eight. After Duelist Kingdom (the first big card tournament saga), Kingdom, Ryuji Otogi is [[SinsofOurFathers introduced]] introduced and the plot tricks you into thinking it's going briefly goes back to its formula of switching games for several chapters, introducing Bar Bet games and Dragons, Dice, & Dungeons. But, after After DDD is over and done with, the card game sneaks back in as is the major plot device during Battle City (the next big card tournament saga). And then the card gaming dies down yet again in favor of young Grandpa Mutou playing Shadow Games in a tomb, Ancient Egyptian monster battling (with [[HitPoints HP gauges]]). City. The Memory World, while an RPG, uses Duel Monsters and the Dark RPG. But lo duel-related concepts, and behold, they decide to hold the Ceremonial Battle as is a game of Duel Monsters.
** Unlike the anime, though, the manga doesn't act as if Duel Monsters is the only game worth playing for the main characters, or the only game that Yugi really likes and displays apparent skill in (in contrast to the anime, where even DARK YUGI -- who the manga describes as the King of Games -- has trouble playing Dungeon Dice Monsters because he's used to playing Duel Monsters). [[WordOfGod Kazuki Takahashi gave it more appearances compared to others because the readers seemed to enjoy the game]], rather than as an [[MerchandiseDriven advertisement]] for The Best & Only Game Ever.
*** During his "date" with Anzu, Dark Yugi is absolutely fascinated by all the games in the arcade, including the "[[VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution Dance Battle game]]" (Super Dancer). While in the anime, he has a perpetually bored look on his face. ''Awwww, no Duel Monsters!'' Not only that, but instead of appropriately challenging Johnny Steps to a game of Super Dancer like his manga counterpart probably would have, he challenges him to Duel Monsters.
** One can argue that it was Battle City where Kazuki Takahashi pushed the card game element too far. Duelist Kingdom was a relatively fast story arc, and several chapters after that had nothing to do with Duel Monsters (focusing on other games like the first seven volumes). Reportedly, the length of Battle City caused so many readers to lose interest in the manga that the Millennium World arc suffered because of the editors told him to hurry it up.
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** In the first chapter, Sugoroku Mutou tells Yugi and Anzu that the Millennium Puzzle was found by a team of British archaelogoists, who died after uncovering the puzzle, with their last words being "The Shadow Games." In the first chapter of the Millennium World saga, it is revealed that this British team of archaeologists died WHILE trying to get the Millennium Puzzle (their last words still being "The Shadow Games") and Sugoroku was the one that ended up finding the Puzzle after conquering the tomb's Shadow Games. This may possibly end up being FridgeBrilliance, however.
* RevisitingTheRoots: Since the DDD arc, after a really, ''really'' long arc of just playing one game in Battle City ([[CaptainObvious guess what the game is!]]), the manga once again finally switches games during the final Millennium World arc.

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** In the first chapter, Sugoroku Mutou tells Yugi and Anzu that the Millennium Puzzle was found by a team of British archaelogoists, archaeologists who died after uncovering the puzzle, with their last words being "The Shadow Games." In the first chapter of the Millennium World saga, it is revealed that this British team of archaeologists died WHILE trying to get the Millennium Puzzle (their last words still being "The Shadow Games") and Sugoroku was the one that ended up finding the Puzzle after conquering the tomb's Shadow Games. This may possibly end up being FridgeBrilliance, however.
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* RevisitingTheRoots: Since the DDD arc, after a really, ''really'' long arc of just playing one game in Battle City ([[CaptainObvious guess what the game is!]]), After nothing but Duel Monsters post-Dungeon Dice Monsters, the manga once again finally switches games during the final Millennium World arc.arc, showcasing an elaborate tabletop RPG.



* RightBehindMe: In the manga, when a game shop opened in front of the shop owned by Yugi's Grandfather, Yugi went there to buy the new game and Yugi asked his friends not to tell his grandfather. Yugi even complained about Grandfather being old-fashioned and it being the reason his shop had no business. Then he learned his Grandfather was behind him.

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* RightBehindMe: In the manga, when When a game shop opened in front of the shop owned by Yugi's Grandfather, Yugi went there to buy the new game and Yugi asked his friends not to tell his grandfather. Yugi even complained about Grandfather being old-fashioned and it being the reason his shop had no business. Then he learned his Grandfather was behind him.



* UsefulNotes/RoleplayingGameTerms:
** Used semi-frequently in the manga, and even after the card game becomes the main plot device, somehow.
** The spell card ''Monster Reborn'' is called ''Raise Dead'' in the Japanese versions, which is a common name for revival spells in Japanese [=RPGs=].
* RousseauWasRight: Numerous bad guys including [[spoiler:Marik Ishtar, Pegasus etc]] all seem hopelessly callous and evil only to eventually prove to be good at heart, whether by exorcism of an evil side or simple persuasion, usually by Yugi or Pharaoh. Seto Kaiba is also routinely obnoxious and cold yet occasionally proves to have a compassionate side, which is usually related to his love for his little brother Mokuba.
* RuleThirtyFour: The main targets being the [[MsFanservice Black Magician Girl (sometimes Mana included), Anzu, and Mai Kujaku]].

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* UsefulNotes/RoleplayingGameTerms:
** Used semi-frequently in the manga, and even after the card game becomes the main plot device, somehow.
** The spell card ''Monster Reborn'' is called ''Raise Dead'' in the Japanese versions, which is a common name for revival spells in Japanese [=RPGs=].
* RousseauWasRight: Numerous bad guys including [[spoiler:Marik Ishtar, Marik Ishtar and Pegasus etc]] all seem hopelessly callous and evil only to eventually prove to be good at heart, whether by exorcism of an evil side or simple persuasion, usually by Yugi or the Pharaoh. Seto Kaiba is also routinely obnoxious and cold yet occasionally proves to have a compassionate side, which is usually related to his love for his little brother Mokuba.
* RuleThirtyFour: The main targets being the [[MsFanservice Black Magician Girl (sometimes Mana included), Anzu, and Mai Kujaku]].
Mokuba.



* ShownTheirWork: While he mixed up the "ka" and "ba" concepts, Kazuki Takahashi did and showed Egyptian research in the manga. The baby Pharaoh has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidelock_of_youth sidelock of Youth]].



* SmugSmiler: Kaiba and Dark Yugi (probably the reason why most of his opponents start losing their temper whenever Yugi starts talking down to them).

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* SmugSmiler: Kaiba and Dark Yugi (probably the reason why most of his opponents start losing their temper whenever Yugi starts talking down to them).Yugi.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Yugi or Yuugi? Jonouchi or Jyonouchi? Isis or Ishizu? Marik or Malik? Ughhhhh. The Viz English manga goes for the former translations, except for Isis/Ishizu, where Viz went with "Ishizu" for her reincarnation" and "Isis" for her past life.
** Another example: In official English translations, Marik's surname is usually spelled "Ishtar," while in the Bunkoban manga [[WordOfGod Kazuki Takahashi]] spells the name in English as "Ishutarl."
* SplitPersonality: Dark Yugi and Dark Bakura are kind of like this to the regular ones, especially Dark Yugi during the earlier chapters since he shares Yugi's memories. Dark Marik is more of a traditional example. It is implied that the Millennium Items may have the ability to induce this naturally by using the [[StartOfDarkness darkness in your heart]].
** It can be inferred that, although they are actually separate entities from their hosts, Dark Yugi and Dark Bakura may have inherited their hosts' obsession with games upon possession.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Yugi or Yuugi? Jonouchi or Jyonouchi? Isis or Ishizu? Marik or Malik? Ughhhhh. The Viz English manga goes for the former translations, except for Isis/Ishizu, where Viz went with "Ishizu" for her reincarnation" and "Isis" for her past life.
** Another example: In official English translations, Marik's surname is usually spelled "Ishtar," while in the Bunkoban manga [[WordOfGod Kazuki Takahashi]] Takahashi spells the name in English as "Ishutarl."
* SplitPersonality: Dark Yugi and Dark Bakura are kind of like this to the regular ones, especially Dark Yugi during the earlier chapters since he shares Yugi's memories. Dark Marik is more of a traditional example. It is implied that the Millennium Items may have the ability to induce this naturally by using the [[StartOfDarkness darkness in your heart]].
** It can be inferred that, although they are actually separate entities from their hosts, Dark Yugi and Dark Bakura may have inherited their hosts' obsession with games upon possession.
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* StoryArc: Trial of the Mind, Death-T, Monster World RPG, Duelist Kingdom, Dragons Dice & Dungeons, Battle City, and Millennium World [[spoiler:RPG]], with a MythArc spanning all of these arcs (and everything's much more contiguous here than the story arcs presented in the anime).



* TableTopRPG: Appears twice in the manga, with the adventures being long enough to be their own arcs; Monster World and [[spoiler:Millennium World]].
** This appears to be the author's favorite genre of gaming. Kind of explains why [[spoiler:it's the main game of the last arc instead of Duel Monsters, though most of the "Monster Spirits" within the RPG indeed served as the origin for some Duel Monsters, such as the Black Magician and Black Magician Girl, and of course the Blue-Eyes White Dragon.... naturally, as the RPG is a recreation of a kingdom in Ancient Egypt that played a life force-centric game in which Duel Monsters was based on]].
** It's to note that, in Japan, Tabletop Role-Playing Games are referred to as Table''talk'' Role-Playing Games, which comes into play in the dialogue during Millennium World. The English Viz translation took care of that by having Yugi say: "[[CulturalTranslation The Japanese term for traditional RPGs is "tabletalk"! In other words, the players use their ''words'' as weapons!]]"

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* TableTopRPG: TabletopRPG: Appears twice in the manga, with the adventures being long enough to be their own arcs; arcs, Monster World and [[spoiler:Millennium World]].
** This appears to be the author's favorite genre of gaming. Kind of explains why [[spoiler:it's the main game of the last arc instead of Duel Monsters, though most of the "Monster Spirits" within the RPG indeed served as the origin for some Duel Monsters, such as the Black Magician and Black Magician Girl, and of course the Blue-Eyes White Dragon.... naturally, as the RPG is a recreation of a kingdom in Ancient Egypt that played a life force-centric game in which Duel Monsters was based on]].
** It's to note that, in Japan, Tabletop Role-Playing Games are referred to as Table''talk'' Role-Playing Games, which comes into play in the dialogue during Millennium World. The English Viz translation took care of that by having Yugi say: "[[CulturalTranslation The Japanese term for traditional RPGs is "tabletalk"! In other words, the players use their ''words'' as weapons!]]"
World]].



* TooDumbToLive: Seems like Bakura's only TheSmartGuy when it comes to games. That, or he really believes that [[spoiler:his other self has turned over a new leaf and is now benevolent like Yuugi's]]. When the gang was looking for Kaiba and Mokuba before [[spoiler:the Alcatraz Duel Tower blew up]], he came across [[spoiler:the Millennium Ring in Yuugi's room... and puts it back on in excitement]]. Granted, it could be an example of PoorCommunicationKills, since [[spoiler:Dark Yugi could have just simply told him that Dark Bakura was STILL AN EVIL PSYCHOTIC MANIAC, instead of lying to him about not having the ring]]. Granted, [[spoiler:the injuries on his arm and the fact that he woke up in a bunch of rumble outside the tower ''should'' have tipped him off...]]. [[http://c.mhcdn.net/store/manga/6067/23-219.0/compressed/l005.jpg It's a cute scene for the fangirls, though]].

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* TooDumbToLive: Seems like Bakura's only TheSmartGuy when it comes to games. That, or he really believes that [[spoiler:his other self has turned over a new leaf and is now benevolent like Yuugi's]]. When the gang was looking for Kaiba and Mokuba before [[spoiler:the Alcatraz Duel Tower blew up]], he came across [[spoiler:the Millennium Ring in Yuugi's room... and happily puts it back on in excitement]]. Granted, on, seemingly forgetting all the trouble it could be an example of PoorCommunicationKills, since [[spoiler:Dark Yugi could have just simply told caused him that Dark Bakura was STILL AN EVIL PSYCHOTIC MANIAC, instead of lying to him about not having the ring]]. Granted, [[spoiler:the injuries on and his arm and the fact that he woke up in a bunch of rumble outside the tower ''should'' have tipped him off...]]. [[http://c.mhcdn.net/store/manga/6067/23-219.0/compressed/l005.jpg It's a cute scene for the fangirls, though]].friends]].



* TrueCompanions: The reason why the main characters never give up, because no matter what, their companions have their back. The group's bond is so deep and powerful, that Jonouchi, Honda, Anzu, and Bakura were able to block Pegasus's Mind Scan magic (which lets him read his opponent's heart) with it, helping Dark Yugi in defeating him.

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* TrueCompanions: The reason why the main characters never give up, because no matter what, their companions have their back. The group's bond is so deep and powerful, powerful that Jonouchi, Honda, Anzu, and Bakura were able to block Pegasus's Mind Scan magic (which lets him read his opponent's heart) with it, helping Dark Yugi in defeating him.



* UncannyValleyMakeup: Seen with Ms. Chono.

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* UncannyValleyMakeup: Seen with Ms. Chono.Chono, who wears so much makeup it's like a mask.
21st May '16 12:26:30 PM yuugame
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The manga was the basis for the [[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnimeSeries Toei anime]] and NAS [[Anime/YuGiOh Duel Monsters anime]]. ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'' takes place six months after the manga (or the anime in the West) and is the first ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' anime adaptation with direct involvement from Kazuki Takahashi.

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The manga was the basis for the [[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnimeSeries Toei anime]] and NAS [[Anime/YuGiOh Duel Monsters anime]]. ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'' takes place six months after the manga (or a year after the anime in the West) and is the first ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' anime adaptation with direct involvement from Kazuki Takahashi.
20th May '16 8:05:00 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Chapter 41 "Let's Find Love" has the same plot as one episode of YuYuHakusho (hero will be expelled if he doesn't find an item that a teacher hid somewhere in the school- and actually hid on his own person).

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** Chapter 41 "Let's Find Love" has the same plot as one episode of YuYuHakusho Manga/YuYuHakusho (hero will be expelled if he doesn't find an item that a teacher hid somewhere in the school- and actually hid on his own person).
15th May '16 1:44:05 PM yuugame
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*FlawExploitation: Dark Yugi's Shadow Games, more notably his early ones, had him play on his opponent's inherent flaws in order to win. Appropriately, Dark Yugi's final (self-initiated) Shadow Game in Duelist Kingdom returned to form with this, with Dark Yugi playing on Player Killer's DirtyCoward tendencies of hiding in the shadows even in Duel Monsters and scaring him by verbally making it a TimedMission that will end in him being hanged (which comes true).
15th May '16 12:26:59 AM lalalei2001
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The manga was the basis for the [[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnimeSeries Toei anime]] and NAS [[Anime/YuGiOh Duel Monsters anime]]. The upcoming film ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'', will take place after the manga's DistantFinale, and is the first ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' Adaptation with direct involvement from Kazuki Takahashi.

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The manga was the basis for the [[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnimeSeries Toei anime]] and NAS [[Anime/YuGiOh Duel Monsters anime]]. The upcoming film ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'', will take ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'' takes place six months after the manga's DistantFinale, manga (or the anime in the West) and is the first ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' Adaptation anime adaptation with direct involvement from Kazuki Takahashi.
20th Apr '16 9:14:02 PM billybobfred
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** What? This trope is played to a creepy effect throughout the manga. In those tournament arcs, people were hung, legs were threatened to be sawed off, duelists were threatened to drown, and people were threatened to be devoured by scarabs ...all through a card game. Typical of a high-stakes gambling manga.
11th Apr '16 8:48:26 AM DoctorSleep
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* YouAreNotAlone: From the very first chapter, this has been a staple of the series.
** Back when Jonouchi and Honda used to pick on Yugi, Anzu would stick up for him.
** When Kaiba had Yugi on the ropes with three Blue-Eyes White Dragons, Yugi was too scared to even move at first, until he envisioned his friends standing with him. To his luck, the confidence they gave him allowed Yugi to draw Exodia the Forbidden One and beat Kaiba.
*** This happens again during his duel with Pegasus. As they were playing a shadow game, host Yugi was slowly dying due to the game's sinsiter energies. Dark Yugi couldn't play alone due to Pegasus having the ability to read his mind, but when Yugi's friends focused their feelings on him, Dark Yugi regained his confidence and met Pegasus head-on.
** Happened twice during the ''Millenium World'' saga:
*** The Pharaoh was fighting the bandit king Bakura, whose powers were too much even for him. Just when it seemed like Bakura might be able to kill him, Yugi and his friends stepped up and offered their energy so he could summon the sun god Ra to vanquish Bakura.
*** Zorc Necrophades was able to kill of most of the Pharaoh's priests and soldiers and managed to seriously wear the Pharaoh down to his last sliver of life, but then Yugi and friends made a second reappearance and gave him the key to awakening Horakthy, destroying Zorc in one fell swoop.
25th Mar '16 8:09:20 PM lalalei2001
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* HandStomp: Thief King Bakura drops the Pharaoh into a gorge by doing this, causing the Memory World to go dark.
7th Mar '16 5:13:54 AM Tropetastic1995
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** The 2016 movie ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'' isn't necessarily non-canon to the DM anime, but it is first and foremost set in the continuïty of the manga. Because of this Ryo Bakura isn't DemotedToExtra, for starters.

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** The 2016 movie ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'' isn't necessarily non-canon to the DM anime, but it is first and foremost set in the continuïty of the manga. Because of this Ryo Bakura isn't DemotedToExtra, for starters.



** The first Kaiba vs. Jonouchi duel.

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** ** The first Kaiba vs. Jonouchi duel.
7th Mar '16 5:11:21 AM Tropetastic1995
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** The 2016 movie ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'' isn't necessarily non-canon to the DM anime, but it is first and foremost set in the continuïty of the manga. Because of this Ryo Bakura isn't DemotedToExtra, for starters.
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