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* HopeSpot:
^^During Gekko's duel with Richie, [[spoiler: just as Gekko is about to win with a devastating direct attack, there is a sudden flash of light and Richie has won. A quick flashback next chapter reveals what happened.]]
** A minor one in the duel against Yako where the Wicked Dreadroot had center stage and Yugi tries to bring out Ra. Yako negates the summoning, and then next turns, proceeds to make Dreadroot even stronger.

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* HopeSpot:
^^During
HopeSpot: During Gekko's duel with Richie, [[spoiler: just as Gekko is about to win with a devastating direct attack, there is a sudden flash of light and Richie has won. A quick flashback next chapter reveals what happened.]]
** A minor one in the duel against Yako where the Wicked Dreadroot had center stage and Yugi tries to bring out Ra. Yako negates the summoning, and then in the next turns, turn, proceeds to make Dreadroot even stronger.
9th Jul '17 6:39:02 PM lalalei2001
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Yet another spinoff of the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' series, specifically the [[Manga/YuGiOh original manga]], ''Manga/YuGiOhR'' is written by Akira Ito, one of Kazuki Takahashi's assistants on the original manga. The story, taking place [[{{Interquel}} between the Battle City and Memory World arcs]], kicks off with Yako Tenma, Pegasus' adopted son and protege, taking over Kaiba Corp and challenging Yugi to a duel. There, he reveals "The Wicked Avatar," one of three "Evil Gods" that Pegasus had designed before his death. After [[TheWorfEffect destroying Yugi's Osiris in one blow]], Yako kidnaps Anzu and takes her to the Kaiba Corp building, where he intends to sacrifice her in "Project RA" as revenge for Yugi causing Pegasus's death at the end of Duelist Kingdom, unaware that it was Dark Bakura that killed him.

Yugi, Jonouchi, and Honda race to Kaiba Corp to rescue Anzu, only to find that Yako has commissioned the Card Professors--thirteen professional American duelists--to block their way. Our heroes must battle their way up the tower to stop Yako before he can carry out his plans. Meanwhile, Kaiba and Mokuba, not exactly thrilled with Kaiba Corp getting taken over ''again,'' [[StormingTheCastle storm the castle, er, skyscraper]], to reclaim the company.

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Yet another A spinoff of the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' series, specifically the [[Manga/YuGiOh original manga]], ''Manga/YuGiOhR'' is written by Akira Ito, one of Kazuki Takahashi's assistants on the original manga. The story, taking place [[{{Interquel}} between the Battle City and Memory World arcs]], kicks off with Yako Tenma, Pegasus' adopted son and protege, taking over Kaiba Corp and challenging Yugi to a duel. There, he reveals "The Wicked Avatar," one of three "Evil Gods" that Pegasus had designed before his death. After [[TheWorfEffect destroying Yugi's Osiris in one blow]], Yako kidnaps Anzu and takes her to the Kaiba Corp building, where he intends to sacrifice her in "Project RA" as revenge for Yugi causing Pegasus's death at the end of Duelist Kingdom, unaware that it was Dark Bakura that killed him.

Yugi, Jonouchi, and Honda race to Kaiba Corp to rescue Anzu, only to find that Yako has commissioned the Card Professors--thirteen professional American duelists--to block their way. Our heroes must battle their way up the tower to stop Yako before he can carry out his plans. Meanwhile, Kaiba and Mokuba, not exactly thrilled with Kaiba Corp getting taken over ''again,'' [[StormingTheCastle storm the castle, er, skyscraper]], skyscraper]] to reclaim the company.



* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: Let's face it, Kaiba Corp is pretty much the Mokuba of the [[{{Fiction500}} Fiction 500]].
* AvengingTheVillain: Unfortunately, Yako's trying to get revenge on the wrong person; other than defeating him at the end of Duelist Kingdom, Yugi didn't have a thing to do with Pegasus' death. The ''real'' culprit [[DemotedToExtra never even makes an appearance]].

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* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: Let's face it, Kaiba Corp is pretty much the Mokuba of the [[{{Fiction500}} Fiction 500]].
gets taken over yet again.
* AvengingTheVillain: Unfortunately, Unfortunately for him, Yako's trying to get revenge on the wrong person; other person. Other than defeating him at the end of Duelist Kingdom, Yugi didn't have a thing to do with Pegasus' death. The ''real'' culprit [[DemotedToExtra culprit, Dark Bakura, never even makes an appearance]].appearance.



* BlankWhiteEyes: A RunningGag in this series involves this happening to Jonouchi when he's overwhelmed with indignation. Don't worry; it's PlayedForLaughs.

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* BlankWhiteEyes: A RunningGag in this series involves this happening to Jonouchi when he's overwhelmed with indignation. Don't worry; it's PlayedForLaughs.



* CheatersNeverProsper: Bandit Keith tries to sneak a Ring Of Destruction card into his hand from outside his deck during his duel against Jonouchi. ''Of course'' it doesn't work.
** ChekhovsGun: The anti-cheating feature of the Duel Disks had never been triggered before in the story- it was only mentioned as part of the summary of the special rules of the series at the end of the previous volume.
* CherryTapping: The Wicked Avatar is always exactly ONE attack point stronger then the strongest monster on the field, but as Yakou points out, that one attack point makes all the difference.
* ChekhovsGun: Another one that ends up coming out of nowhere: the Divine Evolution card that can work on Gods that is used by Yakou when he possessed Gekko. Yugi gets it at some point, and returns the favour by using it on Obelisk, upgrading its divine rank to destroy the previously higher-ranked Avatar. Note that this ranking up ability wasn't referred to earlier.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Ryou Bakura (the normal one), is nowhere to be seen in this spin-off, despite accompanying Yugi and his other friends in nearly everything in the original manga story after the Monster World arc. One might assume that this is a case of R importing weird anime practices like Dark Yugi getting a growth spurt when he takes over Yugi's body, [[spoiler:[[FridgeBrilliance but he might probably be finishing up that]] [[TableTopRPG Egyptian "diorama" for the museum]]]].

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* CheatersNeverProsper: Bandit Keith tries to sneak a Ring Of Destruction card into his hand from outside his deck during his duel against Jonouchi. ''Of course'' it doesn't work.
** ChekhovsGun:
The anti-cheating feature of the Duel Disks had never been triggered before in the story- it was Disks, previously only mentioned as part of the summary of the special rules of the series at the end of the previous volume.
in a summary, activate to prevent it.
* CherryTapping: The Wicked Avatar is always exactly ONE one attack point stronger then the strongest monster on the field, but as Yakou Yako points out, that one attack point makes all the difference.
* ChekhovsGun: Another one that ends up coming out of nowhere: the The Divine Evolution card that can work on Gods that is used by Yakou Yako when he possessed Gekko. Yugi gets it at some point, and returns the favour favor by using it on Obelisk, upgrading its divine rank to destroy the previously higher-ranked Avatar. Note that this ranking up ability wasn't referred to earlier.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: ChuckCunninghamSyndrome:
**
Ryou Bakura (the normal one), is nowhere to be seen in this spin-off, seen, despite accompanying Yugi and his other friends in nearly everything fairly often in the original manga story after the Monster World arc. One might assume that this is a case of R importing weird anime practices like Dark Yugi getting a growth spurt when he takes over Yugi's body, [[spoiler:[[FridgeBrilliance but he might probably be finishing up that]] [[TableTopRPG Egyptian "diorama" for the museum]]]]. manga.



* ContinuityNod: At least in the Viz translation, Kaiba claims that the caliber of duelists at his company's latest sponsored tournament isn't quite to par and that perhaps he should think about [[Anime/YuGiOhGX opening up a school]].

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* ContinuityNod: At least in In the Viz translation, Kaiba claims that the caliber of duelists at his company's latest sponsored tournament isn't quite to par and that perhaps he should think about [[Anime/YuGiOhGX opening up a school]].



* DamselInDistress: Anzu. [[DesignatedVictim Mokuba]] actually gets left alone for once.

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* DamselInDistress: Anzu. [[DesignatedVictim Mokuba]] actually gets left alone for once.Anzu is in danger of having her soul removed to revive Pegasus.



* DungeonBypass: Partial example; Kaiba handily defeats one of the Card Professors, who prepares to hand over the key card needed to get into the building... only for Mokuba to cheerfully announce that he's [[PlayfulHacker finished hacking through Yako's changes to the security system]]. Kaiba's sole reason for bothering with the duel in the first place was that he wanted a "warmup".

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* DungeonBypass: Partial example; Kaiba handily defeats one of the Card Professors, who prepares to hand over the key card needed to get into the building... only for Mokuba to cheerfully announce that he's [[PlayfulHacker finished hacking through Yako's changes to the security system]]. Kaiba's sole reason for bothering with the duel in the first place was that he wanted a "warmup".



* {{Expy}}: Yako could qualify as Pegasus' Expy. Goes crazy after losing a loved one? Check. Wants to bring said loved one back regardless of what it takes? Check. Takes someone close to Yugi as hostage? Check. Even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by [[spoiler:Gekko]] when he mentions Yako is just like Pegasus.
* EyeScream: That eye-melting scene...

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* {{Expy}}: Yako could qualify as Pegasus' Expy.Yako, to Pegasus. Goes crazy after losing a loved one? Check. Wants to bring said loved one back regardless of what it takes? Check. Takes someone close to Yugi as hostage? Check. Even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by [[spoiler:Gekko]] when he mentions Yako is just like Pegasus.
* EyeScream: That eye-melting scene...
Pegasus.



** Though he never appears, Dark Bakura counts as he killed Pegasus in the Duelist Kingdom arc, which fuels Yako's motivation (though Yako blames the wrong person).
** [[spoiler:The Wicked Avatar has actually corrupted Yako, and causes him to lose it and try to bring back Pegasus.]]
* HeroicBSOD: Yami has one after seeing what's become of Anzu's soul on top of how tired he was, and Kaiba has one after being defeated by Yako ([[spoiler:or so Yako thought]]).
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: A very mild and non-violent example of this happened to Kirk Dixon, who, after losing his duel to Yami, became so distraught by his loss he stumbled upon a booby trap he had set up himself and was promptly sent downstairs into the basement.
* HopeSpot: During Gekko's duel with Richie, [[spoiler: just as Gekko is about to win with a devastating direct attack, there is a sudden flash of light and Richie has won. A quick flashback next chapter reveals what happened, and leads into a nasty TearJerker.]]
** A minor one in the duel against Yako where the Wicked Dreadroot had center stage (pun not intended, they were dueling in a theater) and Yugi tries to bring out Ra. Yako negates the summoning, and then next turns, proceeds to make Dreadroot even stronger.
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Non-Girlfriend:]] Yako kidnapping Anzu drives the entire plot
* ItsAllUpstairsFromHere: ''Of course'' Yako's going to wait for Yugi on the top floor of the Kaiba Corp building. Jonouchi and Honda have it even worse, since they fell through a TrapDoor early on and ended up in the basement. Subverted with Kaiba and Mokuba, who [[DungeonBypass came in through the roof]].
* JerkAss: Not like this is any sort of surprise, but Bandit Keith pretty much started this whole mess by telling Yako that Yugi killed Pegasus. Of course, this is all untrue, but Keith couldn't care less either way, [[spoiler: as long as he gets the chance to duel Jonouchi again.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Bandit Keith gets to literally be both on the giving and the receiving end of this one. The former is when he suddenly starts beating Ted Banias up and increases the amount of debt he owes him, all for losing a duel against [[spoiler: Gekko]] (it should be noted that Banias was a nasty piece of work himself, just not as much as Keith). The latter comes almost immediately afterwards, when Richie starts to kick Keith around for not following orders once they meet up. [[spoiler: Keith then returns the favour by knocking Richie down and then defeating him with the Wicked Eraser.]]

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** Though he never appears, Dark Bakura counts as he killed Pegasus in the Duelist Kingdom arc, which fuels Yako's motivation (though Yako blames the wrong person).
motivation.
** [[spoiler:The Wicked Avatar has actually corrupted Yako, and causes caused him to lose it and try to bring back Pegasus.]]
* HeroicBSOD: Yami has one after seeing what's become of Anzu's soul on top of how tired he was, and Kaiba has one after being defeated by Yako ([[spoiler:or [[spoiler:or so Yako thought]]).
thought]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: A very mild and non-violent example of this happened to Kirk Dixon, who, after losing his duel to Yami, became so distraught by his loss he stumbled upon a booby trap he had set up himself and was promptly sent downstairs into the basement.
* HopeSpot: During HopeSpot:
^^During
Gekko's duel with Richie, [[spoiler: just as Gekko is about to win with a devastating direct attack, there is a sudden flash of light and Richie has won. A quick flashback next chapter reveals what happened, and leads into a nasty TearJerker.happened.]]
** A minor one in the duel against Yako where the Wicked Dreadroot had center stage (pun not intended, they were dueling in a theater) and Yugi tries to bring out Ra. Yako negates the summoning, and then next turns, proceeds to make Dreadroot even stronger.
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Non-Girlfriend:]] IHaveYourWife: Yako kidnapping Anzu drives the entire plot
plot.
* ItsAllUpstairsFromHere: ''Of course'' Yako's going to wait Yako waits for Yugi on the top floor of the Kaiba Corp building.building, gorcin him to scale the tower. Jonouchi and Honda have it even worse, since they fell through a TrapDoor early on and ended up in the basement. Subverted with Kaiba and Mokuba, who [[DungeonBypass came in through the roof]].
* JerkAss: Not like this is any sort of surprise, but Bandit Keith pretty much started this the whole mess by telling Yako that Yugi killed Pegasus. Of course, this is all untrue, but Keith couldn't care less either way, [[spoiler: as long as he gets the chance to duel Jonouchi again.]]
again.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Bandit Keith gets to literally be both on the giving and the receiving end of this one. The former is when he suddenly starts beating Ted Banias up and increases the amount of debt he owes him, all for losing a duel against [[spoiler: Gekko]] (it should be noted that Banias was a nasty piece of work himself, just not as much as Keith).Gekko]]. The latter comes almost immediately afterwards, when Richie starts to kick Keith around for not following orders once they meet up. [[spoiler: Keith then returns the favour favor by knocking Richie down and then defeating him with the Wicked Eraser.]]



* MadEye: So what was your first clue that Yako wasn't [[IncrediblyLamePun playing with a full deck?]]
* MeaningfulName: Humorous, unintentional example: one of the Card Professors is named Tilla ''{{Mook}}.''

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* MadEye: So what was your first clue that Yako wasn't [[IncrediblyLamePun playing with a full deck?]]
has this as an indicator of his sanity slippage.
* MeaningfulName: Humorous, unintentional example: one One of the Card Professors is named Tilla ''{{Mook}}.''



* MoodWhiplash: Chapter 27 opens with Jonouchi and Honda beating up tons of Mooks, with a humorous LampshadeHanging by Jonouchi about how long its been since he fought someone with his fists instead of cards. [[spoiler: Then we shift back to Yuugi and Gekko, who has just lost and thus prevented Yuugi from being able to advance and rescue Anzu. Ouch.]]
* NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler: Yakou has just defeated Seto Kaiba, Bandit Keith successfully summoned The Wicked Eraser, and now Anzu's soul is being consumed to revive Pegasus...wait, why is it stopping? Well, thanks to Keith's Revenge duel against Richie just a moment ago, the Kaiba brothers were able to force the program to stop!]]
** [[spoiler: Not actually due to the revenge duel. Yakou actually ''needed'' that to happen to resurrect Pegasus, due to the energy the Wicked Gods produced (one of which Keith had). It's actually implied that it was the duel between Yugi and Cedar Mill (the mook he flattens with Osiris) that Kaiba used, as Yako realizes after the said Near Victory that Yugi must have managed to begin to make his way up again.]]

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* MoodWhiplash: Chapter 27 opens with Jonouchi and Honda beating up tons of Mooks, with a humorous LampshadeHanging by Jonouchi about how long its it's been since he fought someone with his fists instead of cards. [[spoiler: Then we shift back to Yuugi Yugi and Gekko, who has just lost and thus prevented Yuugi Yugi from being able to advance and rescue Anzu. Ouch.Anzu.]]
* NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler: Yakou Yako has just defeated Seto Kaiba, Bandit Keith successfully summoned The Wicked Eraser, and now Anzu's soul is being consumed to revive Pegasus...wait, why is it stopping? Well, thanks to Keith's Revenge duel against Richie just a moment ago, Pegasus... then the Kaiba brothers were are able to force the program to stop!]]
** [[spoiler: Not actually due to the revenge duel. Yakou actually ''needed'' that to happen to resurrect Pegasus, due to the energy the Wicked Gods produced (one of which Keith had). It's actually implied that it was the duel between Yugi and Cedar Mill (the mook he flattens with Osiris) that Kaiba used, as Yako realizes after the said Near Victory that Yugi must have managed to begin to make his way up again.
stop.]]



* NightmareFetishist: Tilla, who refers to her Vampire's Curse card as her "master" and [[KissOfTheVampire allows it to suck her blood to grow stronger]]. (That's right - the ''holographic vampire actually bites her.'' You can see the bite marks in her neck if you look closely.) Honda and Jonouchi both think it's quite nasty.

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* NightmareFetishist: Tilla, who refers to her Vampire's Curse card as her "master" and [[KissOfTheVampire allows it to suck her blood to grow stronger]]. (That's right - the ''holographic (The holographic vampire actually bites her.'' her. You can see the bite marks in her neck if you look closely.) Honda and Jonouchi both think it's quite nasty.



* NotSoDifferent: Lampshaded by Richie after [[spoiler: Yuugi defeats Depre]], noting that Yuugi's desire to save Anzu is very much the same as their desire to revive Pegasus.

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* NotSoDifferent: Lampshaded by Richie after [[spoiler: Yuugi Yugi defeats Depre]], noting that Yuugi's Yugi's desire to save Anzu is very much the same as their desire to revive Pegasus.



* NotSoStoic: Depres Scott. Normally he shows little emotion, but during his duel with Yugi he lets loose with an EvilLaugh when he has Yugi near defeat, and then [[spoiler: breaks down in tears (after losing to Yugi)]] so much Richie has to get someone to take care of him.

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* NotSoStoic: Depres Scott. Normally he shows little emotion, but during his duel with Yugi he lets loose with an EvilLaugh when he has Yugi near defeat, and then [[spoiler: breaks down in tears (after after losing to Yugi)]] Yugi]] so much Richie has to get someone to take care of him.



* OhCrap: The general reaction when a God shows up, but special mention has to go to when Kaiba [[spoiler: summons out Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon and Yako nicks the fusion materials for sacrifices to summon the Wicked Avatar. Then it transforms into the Ultimate Dragon, and its effect is finally revealed, and it is just as powerful as all of Ra's put together.]]
* PeopleJars: Subverted. Not only are all the Duel Monster "specimens" simply holograms, but the one human among them put himself in there so he could prank anyone who came by.

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* OhCrap: The general reaction when a God shows up, but special mention has to go to when Kaiba [[spoiler: summons out Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon and Yako nicks the fusion materials for sacrifices to summon the Wicked Avatar. Then it transforms into the Ultimate Dragon, and its effect is finally revealed, and it is just as powerful as all of Ra's effects put together.]]
* PeopleJars: Subverted. Not only are all the Duel Monster "specimens" specimens simply holograms, but the one human among them put himself in there so he could prank anyone who came by.



* PunchClockVillain: Most of the Card Professors don't have anything personal against Yugi or his friends--they're just in it for the pay, and they don't even try to cheat. Then again, they don't seem to have any problem with the idea of an innocent girl getting sacrificed, either... Richie later clarifies that he simply considers Pegasus to be more important, and makes it clear he doesn't care about the others.
* RevengeByProxy: Yako targets Yugi by turning Anzu into a HumanSacrifice [[spoiler: so he can resurrect Pegasus.]]

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* PunchClockVillain: Most of the Card Professors don't have anything personal against Yugi or his friends--they're just in it for the pay, and they don't even try to cheat. Then again, they don't seem to have any problem with the idea of an innocent girl getting sacrificed, either... Richie later clarifies that he simply considers Pegasus to be more important, and makes it clear he doesn't care about the others.
* RevengeByProxy: Yako targets Yugi by turning Anzu into a HumanSacrifice [[spoiler: so he can resurrect Pegasus.]]



* ShipTease: Between Yami and Anzu, the most since the early manga. [[spoiler: He swears to save her and she tries to touch his shoulder to reassure him, but can't because she's a hologram. She comments it feels lonely they can't touch, and there's a shot of them dejectedly standing close together. Later Yako accuses Yami of intending to take Anzu away from Yugi.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: [[{{Meganekko}} Reiko]], whose first instinct upon encountering another Duelist is to run away, and is described as having no fighting spirit when she does duel. [[spoiler: Ironically, she would have beaten Jonouchi if she had stuck to her passive deck destruction strategy instead of gaining the confidence to straight-out attack him.]]
** Her whole approach to dueling was passive-aggressive, really, and was effective since her deck was so broken. Jonouchi even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this, and Honda calls him out on only winning because he convinced her to attack. See UnderestimatingBadassery for more.
* SixthRanger: [[spoiler: Gekko.]]
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:Keith, when you consider that Yakko would've succeeded if Keith hadn't decided to get revenge on Richie]]
** At the same time, [[spoiler:Keith's duel with Richie was actually necessary for Yako to summon Pegasus' soul, since he needed the energy generated from summoning the Wicked Eraser.]] The REAL spanner was [[spoiler:Seto and Mokuba Kaiba - Yako hadn't realised that Mokuba was in a place where he could do any significant damage, nor did he think that Mokuba could have used Keith's duel to shut down his program.]]
*** [[spoiler: Though later, Yako implies that it was Yugi who was dueling to have the program sent in, as he realizes after Kaiba tells him what he did that Yugi must still be dueling (or rather, he starts to perk up and realize that Yugi is moving up again, allowing him to have another shot at the Project]]
* SymbolSwearing: Bandit Keith, lovable evil foreigner that he is, gets his speech liberally peppered with this in the Viz translation.

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* ShipTease: Between Yami and Anzu, the most since the early manga.Anzu. [[spoiler: He swears to save her and she tries to touch his shoulder to reassure him, but can't because she's a hologram. She comments it feels lonely they can't touch, and there's a shot of them dejectedly standing close together. Later Yako accuses Yami of intending to take Anzu away from Yugi.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: [[{{Meganekko}} Reiko]], whose first instinct upon encountering another Duelist is to run away, and is described as having no fighting spirit when she does duel. [[spoiler: Ironically, she would have beaten Jonouchi if she had stuck to her passive deck destruction strategy instead of gaining the confidence to straight-out attack him.him.
* SixthRanger: [[spoiler: Gekko joins Yugi's group later on.
]]
** Her whole approach to dueling * SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:Seto and Mokuba Kaiba. Yako hadn't realized that Mokuba was passive-aggressive, really, and was effective since her deck was so broken. Jonouchi even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this, and Honda calls him out on only winning because in a place where he convinced her could do any significant damage, nor did he think that they could have used Yugi's duel to attack. See UnderestimatingBadassery for more.
* SixthRanger: [[spoiler: Gekko.
shut down his program.]]
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:Keith, when you consider that Yakko would've succeeded if Keith hadn't decided to get revenge on Richie]]
** At the same time, [[spoiler:Keith's duel with Richie was actually necessary for Yako to summon Pegasus' soul, since he needed the energy generated from summoning the Wicked Eraser.]] The REAL spanner was [[spoiler:Seto and Mokuba Kaiba - Yako hadn't realised that Mokuba was in a place where he could do any significant damage, nor did he think that Mokuba could have used Keith's duel to shut down his program.]]
*** [[spoiler: Though later, Yako implies that it was Yugi who was dueling to have the program sent in, as he realizes after Kaiba tells him what he did that Yugi must still be dueling (or rather, he starts to perk up and realize that Yugi is moving up again, allowing him to have another shot at the Project]]
* SymbolSwearing: Bandit Keith, lovable evil foreigner that he is, Keith gets his speech liberally peppered with this in the Viz translation.



* ThemeNaming: The Card Professors are all named after Intel project code names, which are in turn named after the places where Intel labs are located, according to Wiki/TheOtherWiki.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Played with in Seto's duel with Yakou, [[spoiler: as while Seto's gratuitous summoning of the Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon is ultimately his downfall, Yakou's similarly gratuitous summoning of two Evil Gods works just fine for him. Justified though, given that they're God cards, and Kaiba was really playing for time at that point.]]

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* ThemeNaming: The Card Professors are all named after Intel project code names, which are in turn named after the places where Intel labs are located, according to Wiki/TheOtherWiki.
located.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Played with in Seto's duel with Yakou, Yako, [[spoiler: as while Seto's gratuitous summoning of the Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon is ultimately his downfall, Yakou's Yako's similarly gratuitous summoning of two Evil Gods works just fine for him. Justified though, given that they're God cards, and Kaiba was really playing for time at that point.]]



* TookALevelInJerkass: Honda, who spends a good portion of Jonouchi's duels chastising him for losing rather than try and support him and [[spoiler: assumes Jonouchi goading Reiko into attacking was just so he could win rather than to help her grow as a duelist]].
* TwinSwitch: Sort of - [[spoiler: Yako pulls a GrandTheftMe on his twin brother, Gekko, in order to test his new deck against Yugi.]]
* UnderestimatingBadassery: When Jonouchi first encounters Reiko Kitamori, he thinks she doesn't look too tough. And indeed, while Reiko is [[ShrinkingViolet easily intimidated]], [[spoiler: She is in fact one of the most powerful duelists in the series, using a deck-destruction strategy that would put Seto Kaiba and Isis Ishtar to shame. Oh, and she only started playing Duel Monsters a month ago.]]

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Honda, who spends a good portion of Jonouchi's duels chastising him for losing rather than try and support him and [[spoiler: assumes Jonouchi goading Reiko into attacking was just so he could win rather than to help her grow as a duelist]].duelist.
* TwinSwitch: Sort of - [[spoiler: Yako pulls a GrandTheftMe on his twin brother, Gekko, in order to test his new deck against Yugi.]]
* UnderestimatingBadassery: When Jonouchi first encounters Reiko Kitamori, he thinks she doesn't look too tough. And indeed, while Reiko is [[ShrinkingViolet easily intimidated]], [[spoiler: She is in fact one of the most powerful duelists in the series, using she uses a solely defensive deck-destruction strategy that would put Seto Kaiba and Isis Ishtar leaves him helpless until he convinces her to shame. Oh, and attack him. And she only started playing Duel Monsters a month ago.]]



* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Bandit Keith]] in the final volume, during his duel with [[spoiler: Jonouchi. Yako as well, after Kaiba foils his plan the first time.]]

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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: Bandit Keith]] in the final volume, during his duel with [[spoiler: Jonouchi. Yako Jonouchi.
**[[spoiler:Yako
as well, after Kaiba foils his plan the first time.]]
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* ThemeNaming: The Card Professors are all named after Intel project code names, which are in turn named after the places where Intel labs are located, according to TheOtherWiki.

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* ThemeNaming: The Card Professors are all named after Intel project code names, which are in turn named after the places where Intel labs are located, according to TheOtherWiki.Wiki/TheOtherWiki.
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* AirVentPassageway: Jonouchi and Honda avoid some {{Mooks}} this way. Lampshaded by Jou, who complains about how claustrophobic it is and keeps getting accidentally kicked in the face by Honda.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: A very mild and non-violent example of this happened to Kirk Dixon, who, after losing his duel to Yugi, became so distraught by his loss he stumbled upon a booby trap he had set up himself and was promptly sent downstairs into the basement.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: A very mild and non-violent example of this happened to Kirk Dixon, who, after losing his duel to Yugi, Yami, became so distraught by his loss he stumbled upon a booby trap he had set up himself and was promptly sent downstairs into the basement.



** [[spoiler: Not actually due to the revenge duel. Yakou actually ''needed'' that to happen to ressurect Pegasus, due to the energy the Wicked Gods produced (one of which Keith had). It's actually implied that it was the duel between Yugi and Cedar Mill (the mook he flattens with Osiris) that Kaiba used, as Yako realizes after the said Near Victory that Yugi must have managed to begin to make his way up again.]]

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** [[spoiler: Not actually due to the revenge duel. Yakou actually ''needed'' that to happen to ressurect resurrect Pegasus, due to the energy the Wicked Gods produced (one of which Keith had). It's actually implied that it was the duel between Yugi and Cedar Mill (the mook he flattens with Osiris) that Kaiba used, as Yako realizes after the said Near Victory that Yugi must have managed to begin to make his way up again.]]
21st Nov '16 9:15:21 PM captainpat
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* TheThreeFacesOfEve: The three female Card Professors. Reiko Kitamori, who is shy and new to dueling, is the child. Tilla Mook, who [[WomanInBlack dresses in black]] and builds her deck around the KissOfTheVampire, is the seductress. And Mrs. Maico Kato, who is calm, mature, and amiable even as she's whupping you at card games, is the wife.

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* TheThreeFacesOfEve: The three female Card Professors. Reiko Kitamori, who is shy and new to dueling, is the child. Tilla Mook, who [[WomanInBlack dresses in black]] black and builds her deck around the KissOfTheVampire, is the seductress. And Mrs. Maico Kato, who is calm, mature, and amiable even as she's whupping you at card games, is the wife.
19th Oct '16 11:44:27 AM lalalei2001
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Yet another spinoff of the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' series, specifically the [[Manga/YuGiOh original manga]], ''Manga/YuGiOhR'' is written by Akira Ito, one of Kazuki Takahashi's assistants on the original manga. The story, taking place [[{{Interquel}} between the Battle City and Memory World arcs]], kicks off with Yako Tenma, Pegasus' adopted son and protege, taking over Kaiba Corp and challenging Yugi to a duel. There, he reveals "The Wicked Avatar," one of three "Evil Gods" that Pegasus had designed before his death. After [[TheWorfEffect destroying Yugi's Osiris in one blow]], Yako kidnaps Anzu and takes her to the Kaiba Corp building, where he intends to "sacrifice" her in "Project RA" as revenge for Yugi causing , what he thinks, Pegasus's death at the end of Duelist Kingdom. [[note]]Those whose know the story will remember it was Dark Bakura who did that.[[/note]]

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Yet another spinoff of the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' series, specifically the [[Manga/YuGiOh original manga]], ''Manga/YuGiOhR'' is written by Akira Ito, one of Kazuki Takahashi's assistants on the original manga. The story, taking place [[{{Interquel}} between the Battle City and Memory World arcs]], kicks off with Yako Tenma, Pegasus' adopted son and protege, taking over Kaiba Corp and challenging Yugi to a duel. There, he reveals "The Wicked Avatar," one of three "Evil Gods" that Pegasus had designed before his death. After [[TheWorfEffect destroying Yugi's Osiris in one blow]], Yako kidnaps Anzu and takes her to the Kaiba Corp building, where he intends to "sacrifice" sacrifice her in "Project RA" as revenge for Yugi causing , what he thinks, Pegasus's death at the end of Duelist Kingdom. [[note]]Those whose know the story will remember Kingdom, unaware that it was Dark Bakura who did that.[[/note]]
that killed him.



* BigNo: [[spoiler: Yuugi lets one out when he believes that he's failed to save Anzu in time.]]

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* BigNo: [[spoiler: Yuugi Yugi lets one out when he believes that he's failed to save Anzu in time.]]



* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:Inverted - Yako is the younger but evil brother, while Gekko is the older but good brother.]]

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* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:Inverted - [[spoiler:Inverted. Yako is the younger but evil brother, while Gekko is the older but good brother.]]
18th Sep '16 11:35:00 AM PrincessGwen
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* TookALevelInJerkass: Honda, who spends a good portion of Jonouchi's duels chastising him for loosing rather than try and support him and [[spoiler: Assumes Jonouchi goading Reiko into attacking was just so he could win rather than to help her grow as a duelist]].

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Honda, who spends a good portion of Jonouchi's duels chastising him for loosing losing rather than try and support him and [[spoiler: Assumes assumes Jonouchi goading Reiko into attacking was just so he could win rather than to help her grow as a duelist]].



* TheUnFavourite: [[spoiler:Yako believed he was the worse duelist out of the two. Pegasus described Gekko as a perfect duelist, while Yako was "an unfinished rough diamond." Subverted by the end of the series, where it is revealed that Pegasus saw the potential in Yako to be a great duelist, hence the "rough diamond" metaphor, while Gekko had "perfected" himself and was incapable of growing any stronger.]]

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* TheUnFavourite: [[spoiler:Yako believed he was the worse worst duelist out of the two. Pegasus described Gekko as a perfect duelist, while Yako was "an unfinished rough diamond." Subverted by the end of the series, where it is revealed that Pegasus saw the potential in Yako to be a great duelist, hence the "rough diamond" metaphor, while Gekko had "perfected" himself and was incapable of growing any stronger.]]



* WeakButSkilled: [[spoiler: Gekko Tenma, who uses hordes of low attack monsters with potent effects, supplemented with spells and traps.]] Richie uses a similar strategy, and Lampshades the similarities.

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* WeakButSkilled: [[spoiler: Gekko Tenma, who uses hordes of low attack monsters with potent effects, supplemented with spells and traps.]] Richie uses a similar strategy, and Lampshades lampshades the similarities.
5th Apr '16 11:52:58 AM Ciel12
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** Yami Yugi is uncharacteristically rattled when he finally gets to see Anzu again.
5th Apr '16 11:50:15 AM Ciel12
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* ShipTease: Between Yami and Anzu, the most since the early manga. [[spoiler: He swears to save her and she tries to touch his shoulder to reassure him, but can't because she's a hologram. She comments it feels lonely they can't touch, and there's a shot of them dejectedly standing close together. Later Yako accuses Yami of intending to take Anzu away from Yugi.]]
29th Jul '15 11:58:25 AM XadhoomXado
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* SchrodingersCat: Bandit Keith looks remarkably healthy for somebody who was MindRaped to death during the Duelist Kingdom finals...though he does look like he lost a bit of weight.
** Mind you, it is revealed that [[spoiler: Bandit Keith is alive because he was the test subject for the R.A. Project, which is the source of Yako's confidence that his ambitions will be successful.]] And he's later shown to be pretty screwed in the head, [[spoiler: possibly due to how he was resurrected through his deck, which was incomplete because Jonouchi nicked his Time Machine card.]]



** Her whole approach to dueling was passive-aggressive, really, and was effective since her deck was so broken. Jonouchi even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this, and Honda calls him otu on only winning because he convinced her to attack. See UnderestimatingBadassery for more.

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** Her whole approach to dueling was passive-aggressive, really, and was effective since her deck was so broken. Jonouchi even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this, and Honda calls him otu out on only winning because he convinced her to attack. See UnderestimatingBadassery for more.
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