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31st Mar '18 8:03:22 PM YoriIroy
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** Kuribon and Kurivolt are the variations for [=5D's=] and [=ZEXAL=]. They haven't been used nearly as much as the first two, being just special cards while Kuriboh and Winged Kuriboh had spirit forms. In addition to the Kuribohs, each series protagonist has a monster typically used most by them. Dark Magician, Elemental Hero Neos, Stardust Dragon, Number 39: Utopia, Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon, and Firewall Dragon. These monsters always have 2500 attack and 2000 defense.

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** Kuribon and Kurivolt are the variations for [=5D's=] and [=ZEXAL=]. They haven't been used nearly as much as the first two, being just special cards while Kuriboh and Winged Kuriboh had spirit forms. In addition to the Kuribohs, each series protagonist has a monster typically used most by them. [[https://yugipedia.com/wiki/Dark_Magician Dark Magician, Magician]], [[https://yugipedia.com/wiki/Elemental_HERO_Neos Elemental Hero Neos, HERO Neos]], [[https://yugipedia.com/wiki/Stardust_Dragon Stardust Dragon, Dragon]], [[https://yugipedia.com/wiki/Number_39:_Utopia Number 39: Utopia, Utopia]], [[https://yugipedia.com/wiki/Odd-Eyes_Pendulum_Dragon Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon, Dragon]], and [[https://yugipedia.com/wiki/Firewall_Dragon Firewall Dragon. Dragon]]. These monsters always have 2500 attack and most of them have 2000 defense.[[note]]Dark Magician has 2100 defense and Firewall Dragon doesn't have defense, due to being a Link monster[[/note]]
31st Mar '18 7:50:55 PM YoriIroy
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** Kuribon and Kurivolt are the variations for [=5D's=] and [=ZEXAL=]. They haven't been used nearly as much as the first two, being just special cards while Kuriboh and Winged Kuriboh had spirit forms. In addition to the Kuribohs, each series protagonist has a monster typically used most by them. Dark Magician, Elemental Hero Neos, Stardust Dragon, and Number 39: Utopia. These monsters always have 2500 attack and 2000 defense.

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** Kuribon and Kurivolt are the variations for [=5D's=] and [=ZEXAL=]. They haven't been used nearly as much as the first two, being just special cards while Kuriboh and Winged Kuriboh had spirit forms. In addition to the Kuribohs, each series protagonist has a monster typically used most by them. Dark Magician, Elemental Hero Neos, Stardust Dragon, and Number 39: Utopia.Utopia, Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon, and Firewall Dragon. These monsters always have 2500 attack and 2000 defense.
31st Mar '18 6:37:37 AM YoriIroy
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** The soon to be released Shaddoll archetype from Duelist Advent. Its main power card, Shaddoll Fusion, gets its massive power if it's able to grab its Fusion Materials straight from the deck. What condition must be maintained for this to happen? The opponent must control a monster Special Summoned from the Extra Deck. About 8-10 years ago, this would be too situational. Now? Well, if you're playing the game now take a look down at your current deck. Chances are it relies on monsters Special Summoned from there. Congrats, chances are you're going to allow Shaddoll decks to do a tapdance on your face just by trying to play your deck normally. There's really no surprise as to why this archetype is dominating the OCG after ONE SET.

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** The soon to be released Shaddoll archetype from Duelist Advent. Alliance. Its main power card, [[https://yugipedia.com/wiki/Shaddoll_Fusion Shaddoll Fusion, Fusion]], gets its massive power if it's able to grab its Fusion Materials straight from the deck. What condition must be maintained for this to happen? The opponent must control a monster Special Summoned from the Extra Deck. About 8-10 years ago, this would be too situational. Now? Well, if you're playing the game now take a look down at your current deck. Chances are it relies on monsters Special Summoned from there. Congrats, chances are you're going to allow Shaddoll decks to do a tapdance on your face just by trying to play your deck normally. There's really no surprise as to why this archetype is dominating the OCG after ONE SET.
28th Mar '18 5:14:12 PM Sanokal
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* Deckbuilding: Players construct their own decks, which must contain between 40 to 60 cards and no more than three of any single card (certain cards are limited to 2, 1, or 0 copies per deck, depending on whether you play the international ([[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/November_2017_Lists TCG]]) or Japanese ([[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/October_2017_Lists OCG]]) version, updated as of 2017). A secondary deck of no more than 15 cards can also be constructed; this "Extra Deck" contains "Fusion Monsters," "Synchro Monsters", "Xyz Monsters" and "Link Monsters" which are Summoned to the field by sacrificing or combining other monsters in various ways. As the official rules state that matches consist of best-two-out-of-three duels, players can also use an up-to-15-card "Side Deck" which can be used to modify the deck between duels in a match.

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* Deckbuilding: Players construct their own decks, which must contain between 40 to 60 cards and no more than three of any single card (certain cards are limited to 2, 1, or 0 copies per deck, depending on whether you play the international ([[http://yugioh.wikia.([[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/November_2017_Lists TCG]]) or Japanese ([[http://yugioh.wikia.([[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/October_2017_Lists OCG]]) version, updated as of 2017). A secondary deck of no more than 15 cards can also be constructed; this "Extra Deck" contains "Fusion Monsters," "Synchro Monsters", "Xyz Monsters" and "Link Monsters" which are Summoned to the field by sacrificing or combining other monsters in various ways. As the official rules state that matches consist of best-two-out-of-three duels, players can also use an up-to-15-card "Side Deck" which can be used to modify the deck between duels in a match.



** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Earthbound_Immortal Earthbound Immortals]] are all very strong, unable to be attacked and can attack the opponent directly. But, they automatically destroy themselves if there's no Field Spell card on the field. Also, there can only be one Earthbound Immortal on the field.
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Cloudian Cloudians]] must remain in Attack Position or they will destroy themselves.
** In the metagame, this trope is present through deck match-ups and side decking. The most prominent example of this trope the in competitive scene are, perhaps, the Dark World cards-- A deck which is extremely fast, powerful, and can utterly wreck the first duel of the match. However, after said first duel, side in [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Consecrated_Light Consecrated Light]] or [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Shadow-Imprisoning_Mirror Shadow-Imprisoning Mirror]] and watch as they struggle against it.

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** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Earthbound_Immortal Earthbound Immortals]] are all very strong, unable to be attacked and can attack the opponent directly. But, they automatically destroy themselves if there's no Field Spell card on the field. Also, there can only be one Earthbound Immortal on the field.
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Cloudian Cloudians]] must remain in Attack Position or they will destroy themselves.
** In the metagame, this trope is present through deck match-ups and side decking. The most prominent example of this trope the in competitive scene are, perhaps, the Dark World cards-- A deck which is extremely fast, powerful, and can utterly wreck the first duel of the match. However, after said first duel, side in [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Consecrated_Light Consecrated Light]] or [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Shadow-Imprisoning_Mirror Shadow-Imprisoning Mirror]] and watch as they struggle against it.



** Any archetype that relies on specific spell cards (Gishki, Shaddoll, Masked [=HEROs=], just to name a few) will struggle if said spell is negated by [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Cursed_Seal_of_the_Forbidden_Spell Cursed Seal of the Forbidden Spell]].
* ActionGirl: Several. There are lady [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/XX-Saber_Hyunlei warriors]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/High_Priestess_of_Prophecy spellcasters]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Snoww,_Unlight_of_Dark_World fiends]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Soul_of_Purity_and_Light spirits]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Aria_the_Melodious_Diva fairies...]] and each of them can kick just as much ass as the male cards, or in some cases even more!

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** Any archetype that relies on specific spell cards (Gishki, Shaddoll, Masked [=HEROs=], just to name a few) will struggle if said spell is negated by [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Cursed_Seal_of_the_Forbidden_Spell Cursed Seal of the Forbidden Spell]].
* ActionGirl: Several. There are lady [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/XX-Saber_Hyunlei warriors]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/High_Priestess_of_Prophecy spellcasters]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Snoww,_Unlight_of_Dark_World fiends]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Soul_of_Purity_and_Light spirits]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Aria_the_Melodious_Diva fairies...]] and each of them can kick just as much ass as the male cards, or in some cases even more!



** The point of the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Alien Alien]] monsters.
** Also the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Worm#Reptile-Type_Worms Worm]] monsters, invaders of the DT planet.
** And now the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Graydle Graydle]] monsters.
* AmazonBrigade: The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Amazoness Amazoness]] Archetype. Loads of scantily-clad, athletic, muscular [[{{Amazon}} warrior women]].
* AndThatsTerrible: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Mokey_Mokey Mokey Mokey]], according to his card description. "sometimes gets mad and that is dreadful".

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** The point of the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Alien Alien]] monsters.
** Also the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Worm#Reptile-Type_Worms Worm]] monsters, invaders of the DT planet.
** And now the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Graydle Graydle]] monsters.
* AmazonBrigade: The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Amazoness Amazoness]] Archetype. Loads of scantily-clad, athletic, muscular [[{{Amazon}} warrior women]].
* AndThatsTerrible: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Mokey_Mokey Mokey Mokey]], according to his card description. "sometimes gets mad and that is dreadful".



* ArmorPiercingAttack: Monsters that inflict piercing damage, such as [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Ancient_Gear_Golem Ancient Gear Golem]] or a monster equipped with [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Fairy_Meteor_Crush Fairy Meteor Crush]]. When one attacks a defense-position monster, if its ATK is higher than that monsters DEF, the difference is dealt to the opponent as damage.

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* ArmorPiercingAttack: Monsters that inflict piercing damage, such as [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Ancient_Gear_Golem Ancient Gear Golem]] or a monster equipped with [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Fairy_Meteor_Crush Fairy Meteor Crush]]. When one attacks a defense-position monster, if its ATK is higher than that monsters DEF, the difference is dealt to the opponent as damage.



** The artwork featured on the cards was very simplistic in the early days, but as time went on, artwork became more varied, detailed and professional-looking. For example, compare [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Flame_Manipulator this card]] ''(released in the 1st TCG booster)'' to [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Alpacaribou,_Mystical_Beast_of_the_Forest this one.]]
** Also, some specific cards have gotten updated graphics as time goes by. For example, compare the stylized and simplistic design of the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/File:BlueEyesWhiteDragon-DPKB-EN-SR-1E.png 1st Edition Blue-Eyes White Dragon]] with the more realistic look of [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/File:BlueEyesWhiteDragon-YAP1-EN-UR-LE.png the Anniversary Pack Blue-Eyes]].

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** The artwork featured on the cards was very simplistic in the early days, but as time went on, artwork became more varied, detailed and professional-looking. For example, compare [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Flame_Manipulator this card]] ''(released in the 1st TCG booster)'' to [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Alpacaribou,_Mystical_Beast_of_the_Forest this one.]]
** Also, some specific cards have gotten updated graphics as time goes by. For example, compare the stylized and simplistic design of the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/File:BlueEyesWhiteDragon-DPKB-EN-SR-1E.png 1st Edition Blue-Eyes White Dragon]] with the more realistic look of [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/File:BlueEyesWhiteDragon-YAP1-EN-UR-LE.png the Anniversary Pack Blue-Eyes]].



** Available in [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Reflect_Bounder Monster]] or [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Mirror_Force Trap]].
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Attack_Reflector_Unit Attack Reflector Unit]], which trades in Cyber Dragon for Cyber Barrier Dragon.

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** Available in [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Reflect_Bounder Monster]] or [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Mirror_Force Trap]].
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Attack_Reflector_Unit Attack Reflector Unit]], which trades in Cyber Dragon for Cyber Barrier Dragon.



* AwesomeMcCoolname: Some of the cards, such as [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Super-Nimble_Mega_Hamster Super-Nimble Mega Hamster]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Fire_King_High_Avatar_Garunix Fire King High Avatar Garunix]]. It would probably be quicker to name cards that don't have an AwesomeMcCoolname.

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Some of the cards, such as [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Super-Nimble_Mega_Hamster Super-Nimble Mega Hamster]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Fire_King_High_Avatar_Garunix Fire King High Avatar Garunix]]. It would probably be quicker to name cards that don't have an AwesomeMcCoolname.



* BadassGrandpa: For example, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Grandmaster_of_the_Six_Samurai Grandmaster of the Six Samurai]].

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* BadassGrandpa: For example, [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Grandmaster_of_the_Six_Samurai Grandmaster of the Six Samurai]].



** And, of course, there are many Monsters that can't be destroyed by battle, like [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Marshmallon Marshmallon]], so they're a pseudo-unbreakable shield.
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Total_Defense_Shogun Total Defense Shogun]] is probably the best example, as it's the first (of two) card stated to be able to attack while in Defense Position.

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** And, of course, there are many Monsters that can't be destroyed by battle, like [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Marshmallon Marshmallon]], so they're a pseudo-unbreakable shield.
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Total_Defense_Shogun Total Defense Shogun]] is probably the best example, as it's the first (of two) card stated to be able to attack while in Defense Position.



* BellyDancer: There's an old Ritual Monster named [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Performance_of_Sword Performance of Sword]], who not only dresses like a belly dancer, but appears to ''be'' one. (The required Ritual Spell Card is called [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Commencement_Dance Commencement Dance]], and also features a dancer dressed like this.)

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* BellyDancer: There's an old Ritual Monster named [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Performance_of_Sword Performance of Sword]], who not only dresses like a belly dancer, but appears to ''be'' one. (The required Ritual Spell Card is called [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Commencement_Dance Commencement Dance]], and also features a dancer dressed like this.)



** Some cards have effects that emulate this trope. For example, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gorz Gorz - Emissary Of Darkness]] is Special Summoned when you take damage while having nothing on your field, and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Starlight_Road Starlight Road]] negates the destruction of two or more cards and Special Summons a Stardust Dragon from you Extra Deck. Not surprisingly, both cards are usually part of the MetaGame for that exact reason.
** Lore-wise, the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Constellar Constellars]] are a group of holy space knights that came from the stars to defeat the [[TheCorruption corrupted Evilswarm Monsters]].

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** Some cards have effects that emulate this trope. For example, [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Gorz Gorz - Emissary Of Darkness]] is Special Summoned when you take damage while having nothing on your field, and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Starlight_Road Starlight Road]] negates the destruction of two or more cards and Special Summons a Stardust Dragon from you Extra Deck. Not surprisingly, both cards are usually part of the MetaGame for that exact reason.
** Lore-wise, the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Constellar Constellars]] are a group of holy space knights that came from the stars to defeat the [[TheCorruption corrupted Evilswarm Monsters]].



** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Black_Luster_Soldier Black Luster Soldier]], who has since had an entire [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Black_Luster_Soldier_(archetype) archetype]] made for him, combined with [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gaia_the_Fierce_Knight Gaia the Fierce Knight]].
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/The_Phantom_Knights_of_Shadow_Veil Phantom Knights of Shadow Veil]] also counts, bonus points for being used by a BlackKnight in the anime.

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** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Black_Luster_Soldier Black Luster Soldier]], who has since had an entire [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Black_Luster_Soldier_(archetype) archetype]] made for him, combined with [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Gaia_the_Fierce_Knight Gaia the Fierce Knight]].
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/The_Phantom_Knights_of_Shadow_Veil Phantom Knights of Shadow Veil]] also counts, bonus points for being used by a BlackKnight in the anime.



** Fan translations can be guilty of this as well, such as the infamous "[[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Number_17:_Leviathan_Dragon Revise Dragon]]".
** Even today, it seems that Italian translators are a bunch of morons, with some Italian names reaching TranslationTrainWreck levels. One of the most {{JustForFun/Egregious}} examples is the card "Performapal Friendonkey", which was initially translated as "Artistamico Amicascimmia", something that means "Artist[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment friend Friend]]''[[EitherWorldDominationOrSomethingAboutBananas monkey]]''". Or the infamous "[[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Number_107%3A_Galaxy-Eyes_Tachyon_Dragon Number 107: Tachyon-Eyes Galaxy Dragon]]".

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** Fan translations can be guilty of this as well, such as the infamous "[[http://yugioh.wikia."[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Number_17:_Leviathan_Dragon Revise Dragon]]".
** Even today, it seems that Italian translators are a bunch of morons, with some Italian names reaching TranslationTrainWreck levels. One of the most {{JustForFun/Egregious}} examples is the card "Performapal Friendonkey", which was initially translated as "Artistamico Amicascimmia", something that means "Artist[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment friend Friend]]''[[EitherWorldDominationOrSomethingAboutBananas monkey]]''". Or the infamous "[[http://yugioh.wikia."[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Number_107%3A_Galaxy-Eyes_Tachyon_Dragon Number 107: Tachyon-Eyes Galaxy Dragon]]".



** A vast number of cards that deal with destroying other Spell or Trap cards happen to be named after wind effects, like [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Mystical_Space_Typhoon "Mystical Space Typhoon"]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Heavy_Storm "Heavy Storm"]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dust_Tornado "Dust Tornado"]], and so on.
** As are two of the most popular "bounce" cards, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Giant_Trunade Giant Trunade]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Raiza_the_Storm_Monarch Raiza the Storm Monarch]].
** There are archetypes that has this theme, examples are the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Harpies Harpies]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gusto Gusto]].

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** A vast number of cards that deal with destroying other Spell or Trap cards happen to be named after wind effects, like [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Mystical_Space_Typhoon "Mystical Space Typhoon"]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Heavy_Storm "Heavy Storm"]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Dust_Tornado "Dust Tornado"]], and so on.
** As are two of the most popular "bounce" cards, [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Giant_Trunade Giant Trunade]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Raiza_the_Storm_Monarch Raiza the Storm Monarch]].
** There are archetypes that has this theme, examples are the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Harpies Harpies]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Gusto Gusto]].



** During [[NoExportForYou certain events]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Boss_Duel Boss Duels]] become available, functioning as a team co-op game mode against a pre-stacked "Boss Deck" which boasts PurposelyOverpowered cards for this event. To compensate, players themselves get a range of limited-use perks ranging from being able to draw any card in their Deck once to reviving a defeated player. The whole purpose of this game mode is to simulate the climactic fights against the BigBad of various anime seasons.
* BottomlessPits: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Bottomless_Trap_Hole Bottomless Trap Hole]], especially since it's one of the most used cards in the game.

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** During [[NoExportForYou certain events]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Boss_Duel Boss Duels]] become available, functioning as a team co-op game mode against a pre-stacked "Boss Deck" which boasts PurposelyOverpowered cards for this event. To compensate, players themselves get a range of limited-use perks ranging from being able to draw any card in their Deck once to reviving a defeated player. The whole purpose of this game mode is to simulate the climactic fights against the BigBad of various anime seasons.
* BottomlessPits: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Bottomless_Trap_Hole Bottomless Trap Hole]], especially since it's one of the most used cards in the game.



** Many cards in the OCG that portray nudity, religion, guns, blood, bustiness, etc. were modified in the TCG release. Modified cards are listed [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_modified_cards here]].

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** Many cards in the OCG that portray nudity, religion, guns, blood, bustiness, etc. were modified in the TCG release. Modified cards are listed [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/List_of_modified_cards here]].



** Zig-zagged in the "Charmers" case; [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Eria_the_Water_Charmer Eria the Water Charmer]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Wynn_the_Wind_Charmer Wynn the Wind Charmer]] have their skirts lengthened on the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Card_Artworks:Raging_Eria Raging Eria]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Card_Artworks:Storming_Wynn Storming Wynn]] cards, but not on their normal or [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Familiar-Possessed_-_Eria Familiar-]][[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Familiar-Possessed_-_Wynn Possessed]] cards.
** The Ghostrick Succubus [[DubNameChange is known outside Japan]] as the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Ghostrick_Socuteboss Ghostrick Socuteboss]], presumably to avoid the implications of a succubus looking like a little girl.

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** Zig-zagged in the "Charmers" case; [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Eria_the_Water_Charmer Eria the Water Charmer]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Wynn_the_Wind_Charmer Wynn the Wind Charmer]] have their skirts lengthened on the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Card_Artworks:Raging_Eria Raging Eria]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Card_Artworks:Storming_Wynn Storming Wynn]] cards, but not on their normal or [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Familiar-Possessed_-_Eria Familiar-]][[http://yugioh.wikia.Familiar-]][[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Familiar-Possessed_-_Wynn Possessed]] cards.
** The Ghostrick Succubus [[DubNameChange is known outside Japan]] as the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Ghostrick_Socuteboss Ghostrick Socuteboss]], presumably to avoid the implications of a succubus looking like a little girl.



* BuffySpeak: There's a card named [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Interplanetarypurplythorny_Dragon Interplanetarypurplythorny Dragon]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Interplanetarypurplythorny_Beast "Interplanetarypurplythorny Beast]].
* BulletSeed: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Seed_Cannon Seed Cannon]] gains counters every time a Plant is Summoned; sending the card to the Graveyard damages the opponent the more counters are on it.

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* BuffySpeak: There's a card named [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Interplanetarypurplythorny_Dragon Interplanetarypurplythorny Dragon]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Interplanetarypurplythorny_Beast "Interplanetarypurplythorny Beast]].
* BulletSeed: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Seed_Cannon Seed Cannon]] gains counters every time a Plant is Summoned; sending the card to the Graveyard damages the opponent the more counters are on it.



** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Goblin_Attack_Force Goblin Attack Force]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Goblin_of_Greed Goblin of Greed]] and the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Ojamas Ojamas]] are several examples appeared in some card arts.
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Kozaky Kozaky]] the MadScientist, crossing into BlackComedy in [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Overworked Overworked.]]

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** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Goblin_Attack_Force Goblin Attack Force]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Goblin_of_Greed Goblin of Greed]] and the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Ojamas Ojamas]] are several examples appeared in some card arts.
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Kozaky Kozaky]] the MadScientist, crossing into BlackComedy in [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Overworked Overworked.]]



** Does [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Battlestorm Battlestorm]] [[VideoGame/FZero look familiar]]?
** There are not [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Zombyra_the_Dark one]], or [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Destiny_HERO_-_Doom_Lord two]], but [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Elemental_HERO_Necroshade three]] for Comicbook/{{Spawn}}. The first one is an indirect example, because it's based on a fictional superhero comic from the manga, that was based on Spawn. The second one's archetype is based heavily on Anti-Heroes, and the third was directly based on Spawn himself.
** Likewise, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Tactical_Espionage_Expert Tactical Espionage Expert]] is quite deliberately [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] in all but name.
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/X-Saber_Airbellum X-Saber Airbellum]] is Wolverine.

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** Does [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Battlestorm Battlestorm]] [[VideoGame/FZero look familiar]]?
** There are not [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Zombyra_the_Dark one]], or [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Destiny_HERO_-_Doom_Lord two]], but [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Elemental_HERO_Necroshade three]] for Comicbook/{{Spawn}}. The first one is an indirect example, because it's based on a fictional superhero comic from the manga, that was based on Spawn. The second one's archetype is based heavily on Anti-Heroes, and the third was directly based on Spawn himself.
** Likewise, [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Tactical_Espionage_Expert Tactical Espionage Expert]] is quite deliberately [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] in all but name.
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/X-Saber_Airbellum X-Saber Airbellum]] is Wolverine.



** The cards [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Cyber-Stein Cyber-Stein]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Magical_Scientist Magical Scientist]]. Both are banned in the Advanced Format and Limited in Traditional Format - they both can pull Fusion monsters from the Extra Deck by paying LP.
* CherryTapping: The "[[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Sparks Sparks]]" card does a measly 200 points of damage to the opponent-- that's it. Most video game versions of ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' reward you with a bonus if you ever manage to finish off the opponent using "Sparks." They give a similar bonus if you manage to finish off the opponent with a Skull Servant, but at least you can give Skull Servant some good Equip Spells and buffs to boost its power (not to mention that the Wight archetype built around it has potential that's nothing to sneeze at).
* ChestMonster: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Man-Eating_Treasure_Chest Man-Eating Treasure Chest]] and the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Mimic_LV1 Dark]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Mimic_LV3 Mimic]] cards.
* ChessMotifs: The first [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Archfiend Archfiend]] monsters released in the ''Dark Crisis'' pack. One of their support card is [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Checkmate Checkmate]].
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: The "[[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Mark_of_the_Rose Mark Of The Rose]]" card causes this in the equipped monster - it switches sides constantly, such that whoever's turn it is at the moment gains control of the equipped monster.

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** The cards [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Cyber-Stein Cyber-Stein]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Magical_Scientist Magical Scientist]]. Both are banned in the Advanced Format and Limited in Traditional Format - they both can pull Fusion monsters from the Extra Deck by paying LP.
* CherryTapping: The "[[http://yugioh.wikia."[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Sparks Sparks]]" card does a measly 200 points of damage to the opponent-- that's it. Most video game versions of ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' reward you with a bonus if you ever manage to finish off the opponent using "Sparks." They give a similar bonus if you manage to finish off the opponent with a Skull Servant, but at least you can give Skull Servant some good Equip Spells and buffs to boost its power (not to mention that the Wight archetype built around it has potential that's nothing to sneeze at).
* ChestMonster: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Man-Eating_Treasure_Chest Man-Eating Treasure Chest]] and the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Dark_Mimic_LV1 Dark]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Dark_Mimic_LV3 Mimic]] cards.
* ChessMotifs: The first [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Archfiend Archfiend]] monsters released in the ''Dark Crisis'' pack. One of their support card is [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Checkmate Checkmate]].
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: The "[[http://yugioh.wikia."[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Mark_of_the_Rose Mark Of The Rose]]" card causes this in the equipped monster - it switches sides constantly, such that whoever's turn it is at the moment gains control of the equipped monster.



** The VWXYZ series, culminating with the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/VWXYZ-Dragon_Catapult_Cannon Dragon Catapult Cannon]].
*** Which also gets another more elaborate combination in the form of [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/AtoZ_Dragon_Buster_Cannon AtoZ Dragon Buster Cannon]].
** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Machina_Force Machinas]], culminating with [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Machina_Fortress Machina Fortress]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Machina Megaform]].
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Valkyrion_the_Magna_Warrior Valkyrion the Magna Warrior]], which is the combination of Yugi's three Magnet Warriors.

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** The VWXYZ series, culminating with the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/VWXYZ-Dragon_Catapult_Cannon Dragon Catapult Cannon]].
*** Which also gets another more elaborate combination in the form of [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/AtoZ_Dragon_Buster_Cannon AtoZ Dragon Buster Cannon]].
** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Machina_Force Machinas]], culminating with [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Machina_Fortress Machina Fortress]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Machina Megaform]].
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Valkyrion_the_Magna_Warrior Valkyrion the Magna Warrior]], which is the combination of Yugi's three Magnet Warriors.



** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Super_Quantum Super Quantum]] archetype, which are [[CaptainErsatz Captain Ersatz]] versions of Super Sentai, complete with three Xyz Monsters modeled after robots from that franchise, that can combine together to make a Rank TWELVE Xyz Monster.

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** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Super_Quantum Super Quantum]] archetype, which are [[CaptainErsatz Captain Ersatz]] versions of Super Sentai, complete with three Xyz Monsters modeled after robots from that franchise, that can combine together to make a Rank TWELVE Xyz Monster.



** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Unity Unity]]: [[Anime/YuGiOh Yugi, Joey/Jonoichi, Tea/Anzu, Tristan/Honda and Duke/Ryuji.]]
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Yu-Jo_Friendship Yu-Jo Friendship]]: [[Anime/YuGiOh Atem and Joey/Jonoichi.]]
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Judgment_of_the_Pharaoh Judgement of the Pharaoh]]: [[Anime/YuGiOh Atem.]]
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Kaibaman Kaibaman]]: [[Anime/YuGiOh Seto Kaiba.]]
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gravekeeper%27s_Visionary Gravekeeper's Visionary]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gravekeeper%27s_Priestess Gravekeeper's Priestess]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gravekeeper%27s_Descendant Gravekeeper's Descendant]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gravekeeper%27s_Recruiter Gravekeeper's Recruiter]] are based on [[Anime/YuGiOh the Ishtar family; Mr. Ishtar, Ishizu, Marik and Odion, respectively.]]
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Orbital_7_(card) Orbital 7]]: [[Anime/YuGiOhZexal Orbital 7.]]
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Princess_Cologne_(card) Princess Cologne]]: [[Manga/YuGiOhZexal Princess Cologne.]]
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Number_S0:_Utopic_ZEXAL Number S0: Utopic ZEXAL]]: [[Manga/YuGiOhZexal Yuma.]]
* ContinuityDrift: Early cards with banish effects, such as [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Bazoo_the_Soul_Eater Bazoo the Soul Eater]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Kycoo_the_Ghost_Destroyer Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer]], implied that banished monsters had their souls destroyed. Later cards indicate that those monsters are actually sent to another dimension.

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** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Unity Unity]]: [[Anime/YuGiOh Yugi, Joey/Jonoichi, Tea/Anzu, Tristan/Honda and Duke/Ryuji.]]
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Yu-Jo_Friendship Yu-Jo Friendship]]: [[Anime/YuGiOh Atem and Joey/Jonoichi.]]
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Judgment_of_the_Pharaoh Judgement of the Pharaoh]]: [[Anime/YuGiOh Atem.]]
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Kaibaman Kaibaman]]: [[Anime/YuGiOh Seto Kaiba.]]
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Gravekeeper%27s_Visionary Gravekeeper's Visionary]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Gravekeeper%27s_Priestess Gravekeeper's Priestess]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Gravekeeper%27s_Descendant Gravekeeper's Descendant]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Gravekeeper%27s_Recruiter Gravekeeper's Recruiter]] are based on [[Anime/YuGiOh the Ishtar family; Mr. Ishtar, Ishizu, Marik and Odion, respectively.]]
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Orbital_7_(card) Orbital 7]]: [[Anime/YuGiOhZexal Orbital 7.]]
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Princess_Cologne_(card) Princess Cologne]]: [[Manga/YuGiOhZexal Princess Cologne.]]
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Number_S0:_Utopic_ZEXAL Number S0: Utopic ZEXAL]]: [[Manga/YuGiOhZexal Yuma.]]
* ContinuityDrift: Early cards with banish effects, such as [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Bazoo_the_Soul_Eater Bazoo the Soul Eater]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Kycoo_the_Ghost_Destroyer Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer]], implied that banished monsters had their souls destroyed. Later cards indicate that those monsters are actually sent to another dimension.



** Holy damn, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Number_50:_Blackship_of_Corn Number 50: Blackship of Corn]]!
** [[GhostShip Ghost]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Ghost_Ship Ship]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Yomi_Ship Yomi Ship]] also count.

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** Holy damn, [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Number_50:_Blackship_of_Corn Number 50: Blackship of Corn]]!
** [[GhostShip Ghost]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Ghost_Ship Ship]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Yomi_Ship Yomi Ship]] also count.



* CoolTrain: An [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Train entire deck archetype]] of them, based around getting level ten / rank ten monsters on the field quickly.

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* CoolTrain: An [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Train entire deck archetype]] of them, based around getting level ten / rank ten monsters on the field quickly.



** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Warrior_Dai_Grepher Warrior Dai Grepher]] is corrupted into [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Grepher Dark Grepher]] and then further into the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Lucius Dark Lucius line]].
** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/lswarm Evilswarm Archetype]] is based around monsters corrupted by the Lswarm virus. This includes the infamous original Duel Terminal monster, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Brionac%2C_Dragon_of_the_Ice_Barrier Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier]], which has mutated into [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Evilswarm_Bahamut Evilswarm Bahamut]].
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Shaddoll Shaddolls]] are the successors of the Evilswarm. However, instead of being [[ZombieApocalypse turned into mindless walking flesh]], they are [[PerversePuppet dollified]] instead.
* CrazyPrepared: "Toolbox" is a type of deck that specializes on searching monsters with many unique (and sometimes situational) effects directly from the Deck or Graveyard to counter your opponent. For example, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gladiator_Beast Gladiator Beasts]] can "[[FanNickname Tag Out]]" after a battle and bring any other Gladiator Beast from the Deck, and Koa'ki Meirus can [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Diamond_Core_of_Koa%27ki_Meiru use]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Koa%27ki_Meiru_Urnight some]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Iron_Core_Specimen_Lab cards]] to get any monster they want, including a quartet that [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Koa%27ki_Meiru_Overdose literally]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Koa%27ki_Meiru_Wall can]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Koa%27ki_Meiru_Sandman stop]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Koa%27ki_Meiru_Guardian anything]].
* CreationSequence: Depicted in [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Terraforming Terraforming]].

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** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Warrior_Dai_Grepher Warrior Dai Grepher]] is corrupted into [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Dark_Grepher Dark Grepher]] and then further into the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Dark_Lucius Dark Lucius line]].
** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/lswarm Evilswarm Archetype]] is based around monsters corrupted by the Lswarm virus. This includes the infamous original Duel Terminal monster, [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Brionac%2C_Dragon_of_the_Ice_Barrier Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier]], which has mutated into [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Evilswarm_Bahamut Evilswarm Bahamut]].
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Shaddoll Shaddolls]] are the successors of the Evilswarm. However, instead of being [[ZombieApocalypse turned into mindless walking flesh]], they are [[PerversePuppet dollified]] instead.
* CrazyPrepared: "Toolbox" is a type of deck that specializes on searching monsters with many unique (and sometimes situational) effects directly from the Deck or Graveyard to counter your opponent. For example, [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Gladiator_Beast Gladiator Beasts]] can "[[FanNickname Tag Out]]" after a battle and bring any other Gladiator Beast from the Deck, and Koa'ki Meirus can [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Diamond_Core_of_Koa%27ki_Meiru use]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Koa%27ki_Meiru_Urnight some]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Iron_Core_Specimen_Lab cards]] to get any monster they want, including a quartet that [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Koa%27ki_Meiru_Overdose literally]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Koa%27ki_Meiru_Wall can]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Koa%27ki_Meiru_Sandman stop]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Koa%27ki_Meiru_Guardian anything]].
* CreationSequence: Depicted in [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Terraforming Terraforming]].



** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Shadoll Shadoll]] archetype are ALL this. Just look at their boss monster. [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/El-Shadoll_Nephilim Hoo boy...]]
** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gimmick_Puppet Gimmick Puppets]] will give some "fanservice" to the opponent.

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** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Shadoll Shadoll]] archetype are ALL this. Just look at their boss monster. [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/El-Shadoll_Nephilim Hoo boy...]]
** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Gimmick_Puppet Gimmick Puppets]] will give some "fanservice" to the opponent.



** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Raidraptor Raidraptor]] archetype, specifically some of their first boss monsters, such as [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Raidraptor_-_Rise_Falcon Rise Falcon]]. Rise Falcon costs 3 Level 4 Winged Beast monsters (not too hard, since the Raidraptors swarm rather easily, but still hefty) for a monster with 100 ATK, which is incredibly weak. However, Rise Falcon can copy the ATK of a Special Summoned monster their opponent controls, and blitz all Special Summoned monsters the opponent has. The catch? Your opponent has to have a Special Summoned monster for this to work, meaning Rise Falcon could easily be taken out by a Normal Summoned Skull Servant, with 300 ATK, if it is not already boosted by its own effect.

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** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Raidraptor Raidraptor]] archetype, specifically some of their first boss monsters, such as [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Raidraptor_-_Rise_Falcon Rise Falcon]]. Rise Falcon costs 3 Level 4 Winged Beast monsters (not too hard, since the Raidraptors swarm rather easily, but still hefty) for a monster with 100 ATK, which is incredibly weak. However, Rise Falcon can copy the ATK of a Special Summoned monster their opponent controls, and blitz all Special Summoned monsters the opponent has. The catch? Your opponent has to have a Special Summoned monster for this to work, meaning Rise Falcon could easily be taken out by a Normal Summoned Skull Servant, with 300 ATK, if it is not already boosted by its own effect.



* CuteMonsterGirl: A few, but probably the best example is [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Tour_Guide_From_the_Underworld Tour Guide from the Underworld]], because she's, you know, a ''demon''.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Gagagigo's eventual fate. He gets [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Awakened_Brave_Warrior_-_Gagagigo better]].

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* CuteMonsterGirl: A few, but probably the best example is [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Tour_Guide_From_the_Underworld Tour Guide from the Underworld]], because she's, you know, a ''demon''.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Gagagigo's eventual fate. He gets [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Awakened_Brave_Warrior_-_Gagagigo better]].



** quite a few heroic cards, notably [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Zombyra_the_Dark Zombyra]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/A_Hero_Emerges the Dark]], the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Destiny_HERO Destiny HEROs]] and the Dark Magician family are also DARK.

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** quite a few heroic cards, notably [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Zombyra_the_Dark Zombyra]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/A_Hero_Emerges the Dark]], the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Destiny_HERO Destiny HEROs]] and the Dark Magician family are also DARK.



* DeathOrGloryAttack: Meta-version: the Spell [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Power_Bond Power Bond]] often inflicts such hefty damage on its user that when used, most prefer to end the game on the turn it's used. There's the tangentially related [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Limiter_Removal Limiter Removal]], which destroys all monsters it affects at the end of the turn. Naturally, the two are often combined with cards such as [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Cyber_End_Dragon Cyber End Dragon]] or [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Ultimate_Ancient_Gear_Golem Ultimate Ancient Gear Golem]] to crush the opponent.

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* DeathOrGloryAttack: Meta-version: the Spell [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Power_Bond Power Bond]] often inflicts such hefty damage on its user that when used, most prefer to end the game on the turn it's used. There's the tangentially related [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Limiter_Removal Limiter Removal]], which destroys all monsters it affects at the end of the turn. Naturally, the two are often combined with cards such as [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Cyber_End_Dragon Cyber End Dragon]] or [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Ultimate_Ancient_Gear_Golem Ultimate Ancient Gear Golem]] to crush the opponent.



* DemBones: The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Skull_Servant Skull Servant]] and related cards, along with numerous other Zombie-Types.

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* DemBones: The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Skull_Servant Skull Servant]] and related cards, along with numerous other Zombie-Types.



** There's one monster with the name [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Nefarious_Archfiend_Eater_of_Nefariousness Nefarious Archfiend Eater of Nefariousness]].
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Some monsters' relative ATK scores aren't exactly what you'd expect. For example, [[https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/card_search.action?ope=2&cid=9997 the supreme god of the Duel Terminal planet]] can be punched out by [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Roaring_Express_Train_Rocket_Arrow a train]] or [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Master_of_Oz a giant koala]][[note]]Said god's effect does make getting out said train or giant koala an uphill battle[[/note]].

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** There's one monster with the name [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Nefarious_Archfiend_Eater_of_Nefariousness Nefarious Archfiend Eater of Nefariousness]].
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Some monsters' relative ATK scores aren't exactly what you'd expect. For example, [[https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/card_search.action?ope=2&cid=9997 the supreme god of the Duel Terminal planet]] can be punched out by [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Roaring_Express_Train_Rocket_Arrow a train]] or [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Master_of_Oz a giant koala]][[note]]Said god's effect does make getting out said train or giant koala an uphill battle[[/note]].



** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Sophia,_Goddess_of_Rebirth Sophia, Goddess of Rebirth]] is considered this for having harsh Summoning requirement of banishing one Fusion, Ritual, Synchro and Xyz on the field. Once she hits the field however, ''all other cards on the field, graveyard and hand are banished except itself''. Not to mention her Summon and effect can't be negated.
** Then, there's [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/The_Creator_God_of_Light,_Horakhty Horakhty, the Creator God of Light]]. You have to have all 3 of the Egyptian God Cards on the field... With the "card copying its name" trick ''explicitly negated'' to prevent abuse. It's ''well'' worth the effort, however, as the mere act of Summoning it cannot be negated, and once it's Summoned, ''you win.''
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Sephylon%2C_the_Ultimate_Timelord Sephylon, the Ultimate Timelord]], the BigBad boss monster of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', has an impressive 4000 ATK/DEF, but it requires 10 monsters in the Graveyard to Summon and only from the hand. This can be accomplished through self-milling tactics, but it is still a dead draw early-game. Its effect to Summon a Level 8 or higher Fairy as a 4000 ATK beatstick also requires a deck built around it. Nonetheless, if you can pull this off and remove your opponent's traps, it makes a fantastic late-game finisher. Plus, you're Summoning {{God}}[[note]]as in the Abrahamic God[[/note]].

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** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Sophia,_Goddess_of_Rebirth Sophia, Goddess of Rebirth]] is considered this for having harsh Summoning requirement of banishing one Fusion, Ritual, Synchro and Xyz on the field. Once she hits the field however, ''all other cards on the field, graveyard and hand are banished except itself''. Not to mention her Summon and effect can't be negated.
** Then, there's [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/The_Creator_God_of_Light,_Horakhty Horakhty, the Creator God of Light]]. You have to have all 3 of the Egyptian God Cards on the field... With the "card copying its name" trick ''explicitly negated'' to prevent abuse. It's ''well'' worth the effort, however, as the mere act of Summoning it cannot be negated, and once it's Summoned, ''you win.''
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Sephylon%2C_the_Ultimate_Timelord Sephylon, the Ultimate Timelord]], the BigBad boss monster of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', has an impressive 4000 ATK/DEF, but it requires 10 monsters in the Graveyard to Summon and only from the hand. This can be accomplished through self-milling tactics, but it is still a dead draw early-game. Its effect to Summon a Level 8 or higher Fairy as a 4000 ATK beatstick also requires a deck built around it. Nonetheless, if you can pull this off and remove your opponent's traps, it makes a fantastic late-game finisher. Plus, you're Summoning {{God}}[[note]]as in the Abrahamic God[[/note]].



** The D/D/D archetype from the Arc-v era was built around being able to effectively utilize every single available summoning mechanic of the era (except ritual summoning) as well as many effects that allow special summoning other monsters of their archetype. This means that you have a lot of options, need to very carefully craft the deck around the monsters that make these summons possible, and need to use each card carefully with little room for error. Though, once you master the deck, you have access to tons of options and can regularly pump out very powerful fields that simultaneously have very high attack power and powerful stun effects, such as [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/D/D/D_Cursed_King_Siegfried D/D/D Cursed King Siegfried]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Crystal_Wing_Synchro_Dragon Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon]], and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Number_38:_Hope_Harbinger_Dragon_Titanic_Galaxy Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy]] all on one field.

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** The D/D/D archetype from the Arc-v era was built around being able to effectively utilize every single available summoning mechanic of the era (except ritual summoning) as well as many effects that allow special summoning other monsters of their archetype. This means that you have a lot of options, need to very carefully craft the deck around the monsters that make these summons possible, and need to use each card carefully with little room for error. Though, once you master the deck, you have access to tons of options and can regularly pump out very powerful fields that simultaneously have very high attack power and powerful stun effects, such as [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/D/D/D_Cursed_King_Siegfried D/D/D Cursed King Siegfried]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Crystal_Wing_Synchro_Dragon Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon]], and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Number_38:_Hope_Harbinger_Dragon_Titanic_Galaxy Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy]] all on one field.



** Played straight with the Archetype collectively called '''Evol'''''(ve)'': [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Evoltile Reptiles]] turn into [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Evolsaur Dinosaurs]] that Xyz into [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Evolzar Dragons]].

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** Played straight with the Archetype collectively called '''Evol'''''(ve)'': [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Evoltile Reptiles]] turn into [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Evolsaur Dinosaurs]] that Xyz into [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Evolzar Dragons]].



* DiscardAndDraw: Many cards use discarding as part of a cost for an effect (e.g. [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Magic_Jammer Magic Jammer]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Lightning_Vortex Lightning Vortex]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Hand_Destruction Hand Destruction]], etc.) or the effect itself (ex.[[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Graceful_Charity Graceful Charity]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_World_Dealings Dark World Dealings]], etc.) Note that certain cards such as Graceful Charity and Dark World Dealings allow the player to draw cards prior or after discarding as an effect.

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* DiscardAndDraw: Many cards use discarding as part of a cost for an effect (e.g. [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Magic_Jammer Magic Jammer]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Lightning_Vortex Lightning Vortex]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Hand_Destruction Hand Destruction]], etc.) or the effect itself (ex.[[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Graceful_Charity Graceful Charity]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Dark_World_Dealings Dark World Dealings]], etc.) Note that certain cards such as Graceful Charity and Dark World Dealings allow the player to draw cards prior or after discarding as an effect.



* DownerEnding: The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Card_Trivia:Gagagigo Gigobyte story]] was originally this. Averted when Gagagigo the Risen was released as an Xyz Monster.
* DragonHoard: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dragon_Treasure Dragon Treasure]] buffs dragons.
* DropTheHammer [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Hammer_Shot on the Goblin Attack Force.]]

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* DownerEnding: The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Card_Trivia:Gagagigo Gigobyte story]] was originally this. Averted when Gagagigo the Risen was released as an Xyz Monster.
* DragonHoard: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Dragon_Treasure Dragon Treasure]] buffs dragons.
* DropTheHammer [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Hammer_Shot on the Goblin Attack Force.]]



** There have been a few changes in the phrasing of certain rules and cards. For example, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Polymerization Polymerization]] didn't actually explain what it did in its original printing, since that was in the rulebook. After there started to be more ways to summon Fusions than just Polymerization, the explanation of the card was taken out and put on the card itself.
* EdibleThemeNaming: The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Madolche Madolche]]'s names are puns of French and Italian Desserts.

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** There have been a few changes in the phrasing of certain rules and cards. For example, [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Polymerization Polymerization]] didn't actually explain what it did in its original printing, since that was in the rulebook. After there started to be more ways to summon Fusions than just Polymerization, the explanation of the card was taken out and put on the card itself.
* EdibleThemeNaming: The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Madolche Madolche]]'s names are puns of French and Italian Desserts.



** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Worm_Zero Worm Zero]], taken UpToEleven with its Evilswarm counterpart [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Evilswarm_Azathoth Evilswarm Azathoth]]
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Ambitious_Gofer Ambitious Gofer]], who is also a ShoutOut to a [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} certain shooting game]].
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Cosmic_Horror_Gangi%27el Cosmic Horror Gangi'el]].

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** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Worm_Zero Worm Zero]], taken UpToEleven with its Evilswarm counterpart [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Evilswarm_Azathoth Evilswarm Azathoth]]
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Ambitious_Gofer Ambitious Gofer]], who is also a ShoutOut to a [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} certain shooting game]].
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Cosmic_Horror_Gangi%27el Cosmic Horror Gangi'el]].



** The specialty of the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Charmers Charmer]] Archetype.

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** The specialty of the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Charmers Charmer]] Archetype.



** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/End_of_the_World A Ritual Spell.]]
** Almost caused in the Duel Terminal verse by [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Trishula,_Dragon_of_the_Ice_Barrier Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier]], which plunged the world into an ice age her rage.
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Inferno_Tempest Inferno Tempest]] can only be activated when a player takes over 3000 damage from one attack. All monsters in the graveyards, and in both player's decks are [[DeaderThanDead banished.]] The world doesn't get much more thoroughly ended than having everyone who is currently or has previously lived in it disappear from reality.

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** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/End_of_the_World A Ritual Spell.]]
** Almost caused in the Duel Terminal verse by [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Trishula,_Dragon_of_the_Ice_Barrier Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier]], which plunged the world into an ice age her rage.
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Inferno_Tempest Inferno Tempest]] can only be activated when a player takes over 3000 damage from one attack. All monsters in the graveyards, and in both player's decks are [[DeaderThanDead banished.]] The world doesn't get much more thoroughly ended than having everyone who is currently or has previously lived in it disappear from reality.



* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Penguin Penguin]] archetype. Two of the most well-known bounce cards are [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Nightmare_Penguin Nightmare Penguin]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Penguin_Soldier Penguin Soldier.]]

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* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Penguin Penguin]] archetype. Two of the most well-known bounce cards are [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Nightmare_Penguin Nightmare Penguin]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Penguin_Soldier Penguin Soldier.]]



** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_counterparts Dark Counterparts]].
** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Malefic Malefic]] monsters.

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** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Dark_counterparts Dark Counterparts]].
** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Malefic Malefic]] monsters.



* EvilWeapon: The Master Guide says the Equip Spell [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Wicked-Breaking_Flamberge_-_Baou Wicked-Breaking Flamberge - Baou]] holds the dark power of [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Guardian_Baou Baou]], its Guardian spirit. When [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Warrior_Dai_Grepher Warrior Dai Grepher]] later wields it, he is overcome by the dark energy. He becomes [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Sakuretsu_Armor a rampaging monster]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Lucius_LV4 transforming more]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Lucius_LV6 and more]] until, at the height of his mutation, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Lucius_LV8 he was completely unrecognizable as his former self]].

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* EvilWeapon: The Master Guide says the Equip Spell [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Wicked-Breaking_Flamberge_-_Baou Wicked-Breaking Flamberge - Baou]] holds the dark power of [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Guardian_Baou Baou]], its Guardian spirit. When [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Warrior_Dai_Grepher Warrior Dai Grepher]] later wields it, he is overcome by the dark energy. He becomes [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Sakuretsu_Armor a rampaging monster]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Dark_Lucius_LV4 transforming more]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Dark_Lucius_LV6 and more]] until, at the height of his mutation, [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Dark_Lucius_LV8 he was completely unrecognizable as his former self]].



** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Infinite_Cards Infinite Cards]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Effect_Veiler Effect Veiler]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Negate_Attack Negate Attack]] are some examples.
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Question Question]] enforces this. The opponent is forced to name the bottom monster of your graveyard with the name printed on the card no matter how long it is.
* ExactTimeToFailure: Once you activate the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Final_Countdown "Final Countdown" card]], your opponent has exactly 20 turns (10 of theirs and 10 of yours) to beat you or you win.

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** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Infinite_Cards Infinite Cards]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Effect_Veiler Effect Veiler]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Negate_Attack Negate Attack]] are some examples.
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Question Question]] enforces this. The opponent is forced to name the bottom monster of your graveyard with the name printed on the card no matter how long it is.
* ExactTimeToFailure: Once you activate the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Final_Countdown "Final Countdown" card]], your opponent has exactly 20 turns (10 of theirs and 10 of yours) to beat you or you win.



** Some continuous card effects have linkage to another monster cards such as [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Call_of_the_Haunted Call of the Haunted]]. However, when the monster is removed from field other than being destroyed, the card remains on the field meaninglessly.

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** Some continuous card effects have linkage to another monster cards such as [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Call_of_the_Haunted Call of the Haunted]]. However, when the monster is removed from field other than being destroyed, the card remains on the field meaninglessly.



** Many monsters with a powerful effect or high [=ATK=]/[=DEF=] say "Cannot be normal summoned or set" followed by a Summon condition. However, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Galaxy-Eyes_Photon_Dragon Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon]] only says it '''can''' be special summoned with its own effect. There is nothing stopping one from normal summoning it.
* ExplosiveOverclocking: The theme of the cards [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Overworked Overworked]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Limiter_Removal Limiter Removal]].
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Eye Big Eye]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Thousand-Eyes_Restrict Thousand Eyes Restrict]], and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Hundred-Eyes_Dragon Hundred-Eyes Dragon]]
* FallenAngel: The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Darklords Darklords]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Marie_the_Fallen_One Marie the Fallen One]], and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Nurse_Reficule_the_Fallen_One Nurse Reficule the Fallen One]].[[note]]Not-so-subtle allusion with Reficule; take out the E and spell it backwards.[[/note]]

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** Many monsters with a powerful effect or high [=ATK=]/[=DEF=] say "Cannot be normal summoned or set" followed by a Summon condition. However, [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Galaxy-Eyes_Photon_Dragon Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon]] only says it '''can''' be special summoned with its own effect. There is nothing stopping one from normal summoning it.
* ExplosiveOverclocking: The theme of the cards [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Overworked Overworked]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Limiter_Removal Limiter Removal]].
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Big_Eye Big Eye]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Thousand-Eyes_Restrict Thousand Eyes Restrict]], and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Hundred-Eyes_Dragon Hundred-Eyes Dragon]]
* FallenAngel: The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Darklords Darklords]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Marie_the_Fallen_One Marie the Fallen One]], and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Nurse_Reficule_the_Fallen_One Nurse Reficule the Fallen One]].[[note]]Not-so-subtle allusion with Reficule; take out the E and spell it backwards.[[/note]]



** Great example of a card that explicitly has a [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/File:BarrelBehindtheDoor-EE1-JP-R.jpg gun]] on it to [[http://images.wikia.com/yugioh/images/8/8a/BarrelBehindtheDoorDR1-EN-R-UE.jpg less obvious]]. Plus the gun in the original was a burglar's.
* FanService - [[ZigzaggedTrope Zigzagged.]] Although most cards which seem to gear towards this are edited for the TCG, but there are edited cards that still retain some {{Fanservice}} elements like BareYourMidriff, examples include [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Chocolate_Magician_Girl Chocolate Magician Girl]]and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Isolde,_Belle_of_the_Underworld Isolde, Belle of the Underworld]].

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** Great example of a card that explicitly has a [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/File:BarrelBehindtheDoor-EE1-JP-R.jpg gun]] on it to [[http://images.wikia.com/yugioh/images/8/8a/BarrelBehindtheDoorDR1-EN-R-UE.jpg less obvious]]. Plus the gun in the original was a burglar's.
* FanService - [[ZigzaggedTrope Zigzagged.]] Although most cards which seem to gear towards this are edited for the TCG, but there are edited cards that still retain some {{Fanservice}} elements like BareYourMidriff, examples include [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Chocolate_Magician_Girl Chocolate Magician Girl]]and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Isolde,_Belle_of_the_Underworld Isolde, Belle of the Underworld]].



* FeatheredFiend: A number of monsters, but the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Blackwings Blackwings]] stand out.
* FlamingSword: Wielded by [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Flame_Swordsman Flame Swordsman]]. Also, the Spell Card [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Salamandra Salamandra]].
* FloatingContinent: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/The_Sanctuary_in_the_Sky the Sanctuary in the Sky]], and its EvilCounterpart the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Castle_of_Dark_Illusions Castle of Dark Illusions]], which is also an OminousFloatingCastle.

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* FeatheredFiend: A number of monsters, but the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Blackwings Blackwings]] stand out.
* FlamingSword: Wielded by [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Flame_Swordsman Flame Swordsman]]. Also, the Spell Card [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Salamandra Salamandra]].
* FloatingContinent: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/The_Sanctuary_in_the_Sky the Sanctuary in the Sky]], and its EvilCounterpart the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Castle_of_Dark_Illusions Castle of Dark Illusions]], which is also an OminousFloatingCastle.



* GameOfChicken: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Chicken_Game Chicken Game]], a field spell card which adds a "flirting with self-destruction" mechanic. (The player with the least LP can not take damage, but each player on their turn can sacrifice LP to activate different effects, including healing their opponent.)
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: As for a more direct example, Normal monsters. Take [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Maiden_of_the_Moonlight Maiden of the Moonlight]] for example. ''Powers beyond mortal comprehension'', huh? That 1500 ATK certainly says otherwise! Sure there are SOME examples where it fits, like the famous Blue-Eyes White Dragon (in terms of ATK, there are not many monsters that can stand up to it), but its just ridiculous for the most part. In fact, this is what made Shapesnatch a MemeticBadass.
* GangOfCritters: Seen [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/The_Law_of_the_Normal here]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/The_Big_March_of_Animals here]].

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* GameOfChicken: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Chicken_Game Chicken Game]], a field spell card which adds a "flirting with self-destruction" mechanic. (The player with the least LP can not take damage, but each player on their turn can sacrifice LP to activate different effects, including healing their opponent.)
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: As for a more direct example, Normal monsters. Take [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Maiden_of_the_Moonlight Maiden of the Moonlight]] for example. ''Powers beyond mortal comprehension'', huh? That 1500 ATK certainly says otherwise! Sure there are SOME examples where it fits, like the famous Blue-Eyes White Dragon (in terms of ATK, there are not many monsters that can stand up to it), but its just ridiculous for the most part. In fact, this is what made Shapesnatch a MemeticBadass.
* GangOfCritters: Seen [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/The_Law_of_the_Normal here]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/The_Big_March_of_Animals here]].



* GladiatorGames: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gladiator_Beast Gladiator Beasts]], a set of monsters that are ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, and has the gimmick of [[SwitchOutMove "tagging out"]] with each other after a battle. Bonus points for {{Creator/Konami}} [[ShownTheirWork showing their work]] by using the real gladiator types and weapons/battle tactics for most of the cards, as well as real-life Roman figures for the namesakes of the most powerful Beasts. .

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* GladiatorGames: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Gladiator_Beast Gladiator Beasts]], a set of monsters that are ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, and has the gimmick of [[SwitchOutMove "tagging out"]] with each other after a battle. Bonus points for {{Creator/Konami}} [[ShownTheirWork showing their work]] by using the real gladiator types and weapons/battle tactics for most of the cards, as well as real-life Roman figures for the namesakes of the most powerful Beasts. .



* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Ruin, Queen Of Oblivion and the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Allure_Queens Allure Queens]].
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Queen_of_Thorns Queen of Thorns]] if you run anything other than Plant-type.
* GottaCatchEmAll: This is impossible in real life (unless you're insanely rich and have a lot of spare time on your hands, and even then [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Tyler_the_Great_Warrior Tyler the Great Warrior]] is truly one-of-a-kind), but it's ''quite'' possible if you're playing any of the various Yu-Gi-Oh video games that are released every year.

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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Ruin, Queen Of Oblivion and the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Allure_Queens Allure Queens]].
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Queen_of_Thorns Queen of Thorns]] if you run anything other than Plant-type.
* GottaCatchEmAll: This is impossible in real life (unless you're insanely rich and have a lot of spare time on your hands, and even then [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Tyler_the_Great_Warrior Tyler the Great Warrior]] is truly one-of-a-kind), but it's ''quite'' possible if you're playing any of the various Yu-Gi-Oh video games that are released every year.



* HealingShiv: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Monster_Reborn Monster Reborn's]] international artwork depicts a dagger that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin resurrects monsters]]. [[note]] The Japanese version shows a simple ''ankh''. [[/note]]

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* HealingShiv: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Monster_Reborn Monster Reborn's]] international artwork depicts a dagger that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin resurrects monsters]]. [[note]] The Japanese version shows a simple ''ankh''. [[/note]]



* HolyHandGrenade: Remember Horakhty, the Egyptian god that won the day against Zorc in the original anime and manga? [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/The_Creator_God_of_Light,_Horakhty She's a card now]], and her effect is like this. Good luck Summoning her, though...

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* HolyHandGrenade: Remember Horakhty, the Egyptian god that won the day against Zorc in the original anime and manga? [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/The_Creator_God_of_Light,_Horakhty She's a card now]], and her effect is like this. Good luck Summoning her, though...



*** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Tactical_Espionage_Expert Tactical Espionage Expert]]. Physically he appears to be a CompositeCharacter of Snake and Raiden, the two protagonists of the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' series, and his name comes from the series' subtitle: "Tactical Espionage Action." Rumor has it this card was created in response to Hideo Kojima expressing interest in the game, which also earned him the affectionate nickname Hideojama, after the series' Ojama monsters,
*** There's a whole mess of [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Konami_Arcade_Games cards based on Konami's arcade shooters]]. Notably VideoGame/{{Gradius}} appears without even having its name changed to hide the reference.
*** There are a few not-so-subtle references to ''VideoGame/GanbareGoemon'', including [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Lady_Ninja_Yae Lady Ninja Yae]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Goe_Goe_the_Gallant_Ninja Goe Goe the Gallant Ninja]].
*** The protagonist of ''GetsuFumaDen'' appears [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Getsu_Fuhma as a card]].
*** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Vampire_Killer Vampire Hunter]] is another extremely obvious shoutout, this time to ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', complete with whip.
*** The card [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Drawing Star Drawing]] is a fairly obvious reference to ''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}'', which was published by Konami in Japan.
*** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Ultimate_Baseball_Kid Ultimate Baseball Kid]] is a reference to Konami's ''VideoGame/LivePowerfulProBaseball''.
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Raigeki_Break Raigeki Break]] is an obvious one to ''Anime/GreatMazinger''.
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/The_Six_Samurai The Six Samurai]] archetype seems to be intended as an homage to ''Film/SevenSamurai''. Shien is meant as an Homage to Oda Nobunaga.

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*** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Tactical_Espionage_Expert Tactical Espionage Expert]]. Physically he appears to be a CompositeCharacter of Snake and Raiden, the two protagonists of the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' series, and his name comes from the series' subtitle: "Tactical Espionage Action." Rumor has it this card was created in response to Hideo Kojima expressing interest in the game, which also earned him the affectionate nickname Hideojama, after the series' Ojama monsters,
*** There's a whole mess of [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Konami_Arcade_Games cards based on Konami's arcade shooters]]. Notably VideoGame/{{Gradius}} appears without even having its name changed to hide the reference.
*** There are a few not-so-subtle references to ''VideoGame/GanbareGoemon'', including [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Lady_Ninja_Yae Lady Ninja Yae]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Goe_Goe_the_Gallant_Ninja Goe Goe the Gallant Ninja]].
*** The protagonist of ''GetsuFumaDen'' appears [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Getsu_Fuhma as a card]].
*** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Vampire_Killer Vampire Hunter]] is another extremely obvious shoutout, this time to ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', complete with whip.
*** The card [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Star_Drawing Star Drawing]] is a fairly obvious reference to ''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}'', which was published by Konami in Japan.
*** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Ultimate_Baseball_Kid Ultimate Baseball Kid]] is a reference to Konami's ''VideoGame/LivePowerfulProBaseball''.
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Raigeki_Break Raigeki Break]] is an obvious one to ''Anime/GreatMazinger''.
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/The_Six_Samurai The Six Samurai]] archetype seems to be intended as an homage to ''Film/SevenSamurai''. Shien is meant as an Homage to Oda Nobunaga.



** Look at [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Super_Vehicroid_-_Stealth_Union Super Vehicroid - Stealth Union]]. Now look at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZRSvbcePtU this.]]
** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Prophecy Prophecy]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Arcana_Force Arcana Force]] archetypes are both based off of the Major Arcana of Tarot cards.
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Genex_Ally Genex Ally]] are incredibly similar to the original ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' characters.

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** Look at [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Super_Vehicroid_-_Stealth_Union Super Vehicroid - Stealth Union]]. Now look at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZRSvbcePtU this.]]
** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Prophecy Prophecy]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Arcana_Force Arcana Force]] archetypes are both based off of the Major Arcana of Tarot cards.
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Genex_Ally Genex Ally]] are incredibly similar to the original ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' characters.



** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Drill_Warrior Drill Warrior]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Drill_Synchron Drill Synchron]] are suspiciously [[ThisIsADrill drill-happy]], but it's not hard to squint vaguely and see the [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Gurren Lagann]] influence, particularly in the drill arm and its pose.
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Garlandolf,_King_of_Destruction Garlandolf, King of Destruction]] resembles a certain [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda King of Evil]]. His [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Ritual_of_Destruction Ritual Spell]] also bears an uncanny resemblance to a temple from that series.

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** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Drill_Warrior Drill Warrior]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Drill_Synchron Drill Synchron]] are suspiciously [[ThisIsADrill drill-happy]], but it's not hard to squint vaguely and see the [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Gurren Lagann]] influence, particularly in the drill arm and its pose.
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Garlandolf,_King_of_Destruction Garlandolf, King of Destruction]] resembles a certain [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda King of Evil]]. His [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Ritual_of_Destruction Ritual Spell]] also bears an uncanny resemblance to a temple from that series.



** Also, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Elemental_HERO_Absolute_Zero Elemental HERO Absolute Zero]]

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** Also, [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Elemental_HERO_Absolute_Zero Elemental HERO Absolute Zero]]



** Later on, the flavor text of Normal Monsters borders on AffectionateParody. Here's [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Rabidragon Rabidragon]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Wattaildragon Wattaildragon]], and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Alligator%27s_Sword Alligator's Sword]]. Such things made [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Shapesnatch Shapesnatch]] a MemeticBadass for its "terrible power" (and as a Level 5 1200/1700 monster, yes, it's very terrible).

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** Later on, the flavor text of Normal Monsters borders on AffectionateParody. Here's [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Rabidragon Rabidragon]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Wattaildragon Wattaildragon]], and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Alligator%27s_Sword Alligator's Sword]]. Such things made [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Shapesnatch Shapesnatch]] a MemeticBadass for its "terrible power" (and as a Level 5 1200/1700 monster, yes, it's very terrible).



* KidHero: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Hero_Kid Hero Kid]], naturally, as well as [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Elemental_HERO_Neos_Alius Elemental HERO Neos Alius]]. There are other child monsters as well, but it's unknown how heroic they are.

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* KidHero: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Hero_Kid Hero Kid]], naturally, as well as [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Elemental_HERO_Neos_Alius Elemental HERO Neos Alius]]. There are other child monsters as well, but it's unknown how heroic they are.



* KillItWithFire: Is the strategy with a lot of Fire/fire-themed cards, such as [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Elemental_HERO_Flame_Wingman Elemental HERO Flame Wingman]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Volcanic_Doomfire Volcanic Doomfire]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Achacha_Archer Achacha Archer]], and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Backfire Backfire.]]

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* KillItWithFire: Is the strategy with a lot of Fire/fire-themed cards, such as [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Elemental_HERO_Flame_Wingman Elemental HERO Flame Wingman]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Volcanic_Doomfire Volcanic Doomfire]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Achacha_Archer Achacha Archer]], and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Backfire Backfire.]]



** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Satellite_Cannon Satellite Cannon]].
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Raidraptor_-_Satellite_Cannon_Falcon Raidraptor - Satellite Cannon Falcon]], which also doubles as a ShoutOut to the original Satellite Cannon.

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** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Satellite_Cannon Satellite Cannon]].
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Raidraptor_-_Satellite_Cannon_Falcon Raidraptor - Satellite Cannon Falcon]], which also doubles as a ShoutOut to the original Satellite Cannon.



** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Levia-Dragon_-_Daedalus Levia-Dragon - Daedalus]] and its evolved form [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Ocean_Dragon_Lord_-_Neo-Daedalus Ocean Dragon Lord - Neo-Daedalus]]

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** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Levia-Dragon_-_Daedalus Levia-Dragon - Daedalus]] and its evolved form [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Ocean_Dragon_Lord_-_Neo-Daedalus Ocean Dragon Lord - Neo-Daedalus]]



* TheLastOfHisKind: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/The_Last_Warrior_from_Another_Planet The Last Warrior from Another Planet]]

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* TheLastOfHisKind: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/The_Last_Warrior_from_Another_Planet The Last Warrior from Another Planet]]



** LightIsNotGood: seems to be the theme of the Arcana Force monsters and most of the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Worm Worm]] Archetype.
** The Vylons are an interesting example. In the story, they teamed up with the Lavals, Gishki, Gusto, and Gem-Knights in order to beat back the Steelswarms. This ultimately leads to [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Vylon_Omega Vylon Omega]] defeating them. But as it turns out, those sets were only working together to beat the Steelswarms and prior to that were also fighting each other. The Vylons wish for a perfect existence for everyone, but they now see that's impossible. So they've decided to use [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Vylon_Disigma Vylon Disigma]] to KillEmAll.

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** LightIsNotGood: seems to be the theme of the Arcana Force monsters and most of the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Worm Worm]] Archetype.
** The Vylons are an interesting example. In the story, they teamed up with the Lavals, Gishki, Gusto, and Gem-Knights in order to beat back the Steelswarms. This ultimately leads to [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Vylon_Omega Vylon Omega]] defeating them. But as it turns out, those sets were only working together to beat the Steelswarms and prior to that were also fighting each other. The Vylons wish for a perfect existence for everyone, but they now see that's impossible. So they've decided to use [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Vylon_Disigma Vylon Disigma]] to KillEmAll.



** Destiny HERO Diamond Dude lets you flip the top card of your deck once per turn: if it's Normal Spell, you can send it to the Graveyard and on your next turn you can activate its effect. The key word there is "activate it's ''effect''." As [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Card_Tips:Destiny_HERO_-_Diamond_Dude this page]] lists, that means you don't need to meet activation requirements or pay activation costs to use the effect, leading to tons of abuse potential. Also, Diamond Dude's effect of letting you use the effect is a condition set once his effect resolves, so even if he leaves the field before your next turn, you can still use the effect of the discarded Spell.

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** Destiny HERO Diamond Dude lets you flip the top card of your deck once per turn: if it's Normal Spell, you can send it to the Graveyard and on your next turn you can activate its effect. The key word there is "activate it's ''effect''." As [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Card_Tips:Destiny_HERO_-_Diamond_Dude this page]] lists, that means you don't need to meet activation requirements or pay activation costs to use the effect, leading to tons of abuse potential. Also, Diamond Dude's effect of letting you use the effect is a condition set once his effect resolves, so even if he leaves the field before your next turn, you can still use the effect of the discarded Spell.



** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dicephoon Dicephoon]] seems an unremarkable card; roll a die with a 3/6 chance of destroying a Spell or Trap card, a 2/6 chance of taking damage, or a 1/6 chance of destroying two Spells and Traps. Why run it over, say, tried-and-true Mystical Space Typhoon, when there's only a 66% chance of it working? Because according to the way the card's effect is wording, it doesn't target on activation, you select which card you want to destroy on ''resolution'', which means if your opponent tries to chain their cards to avoid losing them needlessly, you can just destroy something else. And no, they can't chain them once Dicephoon resolves and you choose what's being destroyed, rules say chains must be declared on activation, it's too late once it resolves. Oh, and because it isn't for sure a card will be destroyed on activation due to the dice roll aspect, Stardust Dragon and similar "negate a card that destroys" cards can't be chained, either. Dicephoon is pretty much designed by a RulesLawyer to mock players who don't know how the rules work.

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** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Dicephoon Dicephoon]] seems an unremarkable card; roll a die with a 3/6 chance of destroying a Spell or Trap card, a 2/6 chance of taking damage, or a 1/6 chance of destroying two Spells and Traps. Why run it over, say, tried-and-true Mystical Space Typhoon, when there's only a 66% chance of it working? Because according to the way the card's effect is wording, it doesn't target on activation, you select which card you want to destroy on ''resolution'', which means if your opponent tries to chain their cards to avoid losing them needlessly, you can just destroy something else. And no, they can't chain them once Dicephoon resolves and you choose what's being destroyed, rules say chains must be declared on activation, it's too late once it resolves. Oh, and because it isn't for sure a card will be destroyed on activation due to the dice roll aspect, Stardust Dragon and similar "negate a card that destroys" cards can't be chained, either. Dicephoon is pretty much designed by a RulesLawyer to mock players who don't know how the rules work.



** An entire deck was built around abusing [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Self-Destruct_Button Self-Destruct Button]] and tournament rules in order to repeatedly force ties until the timer runs out, then winning in sudden death (or taking the first duel of the match and running out the timer). This {{Griefing}} strategy got the card banned in the TCG.

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** An entire deck was built around abusing [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Self-Destruct_Button Self-Destruct Button]] and tournament rules in order to repeatedly force ties until the timer runs out, then winning in sudden death (or taking the first duel of the match and running out the timer). This {{Griefing}} strategy got the card banned in the TCG.



* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Millennium_Shield Millennium Shield]]. Big Shield Gardna too, considering his pose.

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* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Millennium_Shield Millennium Shield]]. Big Shield Gardna too, considering his pose.



* LuckManipulationMechanic: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Second_Coin_Toss Second Coin Toss]], and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dice_Re-Roll Dice Re-Roll]].
* {{Lunacy}}: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Mystical_Moon Mystical Moon]]. It powers up Beast-Warrior-type monsters.

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* LuckManipulationMechanic: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Second_Coin_Toss Second Coin Toss]], and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Dice_Re-Roll Dice Re-Roll]].
* {{Lunacy}}: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Mystical_Moon Mystical Moon]]. It powers up Beast-Warrior-type monsters.



* MadScientist: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Kozaky Kozaky]] and the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Magical_Scientist Magical Scientist]]. Some card artworks suggest that these two are actually best buds.
* MagicalLand: Well, it's only advertised as a [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Magical_Citadel_of_Endymion citadel]], but if you look, it houses an entire little kingdom/village inside the magical barrier.

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* MadScientist: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Kozaky Kozaky]] and the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Magical_Scientist Magical Scientist]]. Some card artworks suggest that these two are actually best buds.
* MagicalLand: Well, it's only advertised as a [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Magical_Citadel_of_Endymion citadel]], but if you look, it houses an entire little kingdom/village inside the magical barrier.



** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Secret_Village_of_the_Spellcasters Secret Village Of The Spellcasters]].
* MagicKnight: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Breaker_the_Magical_Warrior Breaker the Magical Warrior]], ''[[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Magician_Knight Dark Magician Knight]]'' and the ''[[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Paladin Dark Paladin]]''.
* MagicMirror: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Fiends_Mirror Fiend's Mirror]]
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Copycat Copycat]]
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dragons_Mirror Dragon's Mirror]]

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** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Secret_Village_of_the_Spellcasters Secret Village Of The Spellcasters]].
* MagicKnight: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Breaker_the_Magical_Warrior Breaker the Magical Warrior]], ''[[http://yugioh.wikia.''[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Dark_Magician_Knight Dark Magician Knight]]'' and the ''[[http://yugioh.wikia.''[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Dark_Paladin Dark Paladin]]''.
* MagicMirror: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Fiends_Mirror Fiend's Mirror]]
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Copycat Copycat]]
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Dragons_Mirror Dragon's Mirror]]



* MagmaMan: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Lava_Golem Lava Golem]]
* ManEatingPlant: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Man-Eating_Plant Literally]], but note that it is considerably less frightening than your usual ManEatingPlant because it only has 800 attack points; on the other hand, we have [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gigaplant the Gigaplant]].
* MarriedToTheJob: Poor poor [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Kozaky Kozaky]]...
* MaskOfPower: Not too many, but enough to count as [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Masks an archetype]].

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* MagmaMan: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Lava_Golem Lava Golem]]
* ManEatingPlant: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Man-Eating_Plant Literally]], but note that it is considerably less frightening than your usual ManEatingPlant because it only has 800 attack points; on the other hand, we have [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Gigaplant the Gigaplant]].
* MarriedToTheJob: Poor poor [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Kozaky Kozaky]]...
* MaskOfPower: Not too many, but enough to count as [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Masks an archetype]].



** Several monsters with the piercing ability have names with stabbing and/or cutting tools in them, such as [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Blackwing_-_Bora_the_Spear Blackwing-Bora the Spear,]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Elemental_HERO_Bladedge Elemental HERO Bladedge,]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gravekeeper%27s_Spear_Soldier Gravekeeper's Spear Soldier,]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Mad_Sword_Beast Mad Sword Beast.]]

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** Several monsters with the piercing ability have names with stabbing and/or cutting tools in them, such as [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Blackwing_-_Bora_the_Spear Blackwing-Bora the Spear,]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Elemental_HERO_Bladedge Elemental HERO Bladedge,]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Gravekeeper%27s_Spear_Soldier Gravekeeper's Spear Soldier,]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Mad_Sword_Beast Mad Sword Beast.]]



* {{Metaplot}}: There was an attempt to have one for a while, based on the artwork of the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gagagigo_(series) Gagagigo]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Inpachi Inpachi]], Goblin cards, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Card_Trivia:Royal_Writ_of_Taxation Royal]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Royal_Cards Cards]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Different_Dimension Different]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Card_Trivia:Warrior_Lady_of_the_Wasteland Dimension]] cards, as well as various monsters appearing in the art of other cards. The lack of flavor text on most cards meant that any story that might have been present was completely lost. The various Master Guides have detailed some of the card storylines, but unless you read Japanese that doesn't help much either. A fair chunk of {{fanfic}} is devoted to spinning a coherent story out of the various references.
** The new Duel Terminal arcade game's card archetypes seem to have this going for them, as evidenced by a few cards both within [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Ally_Mind the]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Ally_of_Justice_Clausolas Duel]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Mist_Valley_Thunder_Lord Terminal]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Battle_of_the_Elements outside]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Worm_Call it]]. [[note]]That stuff Mist Valley Thunder Lord is holding? They're the broken pieces of a [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Ally_of_Justice_Catastor Catastor]].[[/note]]
* [[MeteorOfDoom Meteor Of]] [[strike:Doom]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Meteor_of_Destruction Destruction]]

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* {{Metaplot}}: There was an attempt to have one for a while, based on the artwork of the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Gagagigo_(series) Gagagigo]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Inpachi Inpachi]], Goblin cards, [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Card_Trivia:Royal_Writ_of_Taxation Royal]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Royal_Cards Cards]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Different_Dimension Different]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Card_Trivia:Warrior_Lady_of_the_Wasteland Dimension]] cards, as well as various monsters appearing in the art of other cards. The lack of flavor text on most cards meant that any story that might have been present was completely lost. The various Master Guides have detailed some of the card storylines, but unless you read Japanese that doesn't help much either. A fair chunk of {{fanfic}} is devoted to spinning a coherent story out of the various references.
** The new Duel Terminal arcade game's card archetypes seem to have this going for them, as evidenced by a few cards both within [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Ally_Mind the]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Ally_of_Justice_Clausolas Duel]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Mist_Valley_Thunder_Lord Terminal]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Battle_of_the_Elements outside]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Worm_Call it]]. [[note]]That stuff Mist Valley Thunder Lord is holding? They're the broken pieces of a [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Ally_of_Justice_Catastor Catastor]].[[/note]]
* [[MeteorOfDoom Meteor Of]] [[strike:Doom]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Meteor_of_Destruction Destruction]]



** There is also [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Mind_Control Mind Control]].
** There was also once [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Change_of_Heart Change of Heart]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Brain_Control Brain Control]], but the former is forbidden and the latter now nerfed.

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** There is also [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Mind_Control Mind Control]].
** There was also once [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Change_of_Heart Change of Heart]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Brain_Control Brain Control]], but the former is forbidden and the latter now nerfed.



* MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning: A number of the new Psychic types from Extreme Victory practically exist to be sent to the graveyard. (Namely [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Serene_Psychic_Witch Serene Psychic Witch]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Silent_Psychic_Wizard Silent Psychic Wizard]], and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Hushed_Psychic_Cleric Hushed Psychic Cleric]].) [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Overmind_Archfiend Overmind Archfiend]] also has this going for it, although it's powerful in its own right.

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* MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning: A number of the new Psychic types from Extreme Victory practically exist to be sent to the graveyard. (Namely [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Serene_Psychic_Witch Serene Psychic Witch]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Silent_Psychic_Wizard Silent Psychic Wizard]], and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Hushed_Psychic_Cleric Hushed Psychic Cleric]].) [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Overmind_Archfiend Overmind Archfiend]] also has this going for it, although it's powerful in its own right.



* {{NEET}}: The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Slacker_Magician Slacker Magician]], who is called the "Shy NEET Magician" in Japan.

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* {{NEET}}: The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Slacker_Magician Slacker Magician]], who is called the "Shy NEET Magician" in Japan.



** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Meklord Meklord]] archetype is considered this if you are playing a synchro deck.

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** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Meklord Meklord]] archetype is considered this if you are playing a synchro deck.



** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dragon_Horn_Hunter Dragon Horn Hunter]] hunted dragons because she needed their horns to mix up a cure for the plague threatening her village. While she was away, several dragons that had been disturbed from their nests by her actions found her village and burned it to the ground.

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** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Dragon_Horn_Hunter Dragon Horn Hunter]] hunted dragons because she needed their horns to mix up a cure for the plague threatening her village. While she was away, several dragons that had been disturbed from their nests by her actions found her village and burned it to the ground.



** Also, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Cosmo_Queen Cosmo Queen]].

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** Also, [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Cosmo_Queen Cosmo Queen]].



** The Armor Ninjas, which revolve around modifying their levels for Xyz summoning monsters like [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Blade_Armor_Ninja Blade Armor Ninja]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Number_12%3A_Crimson_Shadow_Armor_Ninja Number 12: Crimson Shadow Armor Ninja]].

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** The Armor Ninjas, which revolve around modifying their levels for Xyz summoning monsters like [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Blade_Armor_Ninja Blade Armor Ninja]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Number_12%3A_Crimson_Shadow_Armor_Ninja Number 12: Crimson Shadow Armor Ninja]].



* NonIndicativeName: Some cards have them. For example, you wouldn't really think that a card called [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Psychic_Overload Psychic Overload]] would be a good thing, but it can actually be extremely helpful.

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* NonIndicativeName: Some cards have them. For example, you wouldn't really think that a card called [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Psychic_Overload Psychic Overload]] would be a good thing, but it can actually be extremely helpful.



** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/The_Thing_in_the_Crater The Thing in the Crater]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dweller_in_the_Depths Dweller in the Depths]]. You never see either of them in full, let alone any major part, but them having stats means they're there and waiting to strike.
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/%22C%22 The "C" Archetype]] is an amusing subversion: they are never represented as more than [[TheDarknessGazesBack glowing eyes in the dark]] and have TheScottishTrope factor going for them, but careful examination (their small size, living under furniture, Insect-type, and that the "C" is a "G" in the original japanese) reveals them to be [[spoiler:ordinary cockroaches]]. How terrifying. [[spoiler: Of course, depending on who you ask, [[CreepyCockroach they might indeed be frightening,]] especially given [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/yugioh/images/b/b1/ContactingC-EXFO-JP-NR.png some of their artwork]] evokes their creep factor as much as possible.]]

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** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/The_Thing_in_the_Crater The Thing in the Crater]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Dweller_in_the_Depths Dweller in the Depths]]. You never see either of them in full, let alone any major part, but them having stats means they're there and waiting to strike.
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/%22C%22 The "C" Archetype]] is an amusing subversion: they are never represented as more than [[TheDarknessGazesBack glowing eyes in the dark]] and have TheScottishTrope factor going for them, but careful examination (their small size, living under furniture, Insect-type, and that the "C" is a "G" in the original japanese) reveals them to be [[spoiler:ordinary cockroaches]]. How terrifying. [[spoiler: Of course, depending on who you ask, [[CreepyCockroach they might indeed be frightening,]] especially given [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/yugioh/images/b/b1/ContactingC-EXFO-JP-NR.png some of their artwork]] evokes their creep factor as much as possible.]]



** One of the most interesting examples is [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/G.B._Hunter G.B. Hunter]]. As the name says, it was designed to defeat Gladiator Beasts, which return to the Deck to activate their effects. Turns out, she's great at preventing ''your'' monsters from returning to the Deck ''or'' Extra Deck. Monsters like, say, the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Majestic_Star_Dragon Majestic]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Majestic_Red_Dragon Synchros]], any Elemental Hero Fusion Monster with Neos in its name, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Timelord the Timelords]], or, ironically, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gladiator_Beast_Octavius Gladiator Beast Octavius]].
** One of the most unfortunate examples is the Forbidden [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Royal_Oppression Royal Oppression]]. Special Summons were powerful ways to bring out big monsters in the {{Metagame}} then (there were only a few ways to stop your opponent from Special Summoning), so having Royal Oppression out would ostensibly make both players focus more on Normal Summons and Sets, since both players could stop any Special Summon attempts. However, players would Special Summon what they needed and then activate Royal Oppression to prevent their opponent from responding in kind, so they never saw its drawback. It ironically lived up to its name; instead of making both players less likely to Special Summon out of fear of it getting negated, it only made it ''more'' important to Special Summon fast or risk not being able to make your plays, which mostly benefitted players going first and higher-tier decks.

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** One of the most interesting examples is [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/G.B._Hunter G.B. Hunter]]. As the name says, it was designed to defeat Gladiator Beasts, which return to the Deck to activate their effects. Turns out, she's great at preventing ''your'' monsters from returning to the Deck ''or'' Extra Deck. Monsters like, say, the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Majestic_Star_Dragon Majestic]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Majestic_Red_Dragon Synchros]], any Elemental Hero Fusion Monster with Neos in its name, [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Timelord the Timelords]], or, ironically, [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Gladiator_Beast_Octavius Gladiator Beast Octavius]].
** One of the most unfortunate examples is the Forbidden [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Royal_Oppression Royal Oppression]]. Special Summons were powerful ways to bring out big monsters in the {{Metagame}} then (there were only a few ways to stop your opponent from Special Summoning), so having Royal Oppression out would ostensibly make both players focus more on Normal Summons and Sets, since both players could stop any Special Summon attempts. However, players would Special Summon what they needed and then activate Royal Oppression to prevent their opponent from responding in kind, so they never saw its drawback. It ironically lived up to its name; instead of making both players less likely to Special Summon out of fear of it getting negated, it only made it ''more'' important to Special Summon fast or risk not being able to make your plays, which mostly benefitted players going first and higher-tier decks.



** Equip cards that give monsters the "piercing" ability (doing damage to the opponent when attacking a weaker defense position monster) can be equipped to the ''opponent's'' monster, with the result that the ''opponent'' takes damage from attacking defense monsters. One such card, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Bang_Shot Big Bang Shot]], also comes with the drawback of banishing the monster it's equipped to when it's removed from the field (intended to make it a DeathOrGloryAttack for OTK decks), which can be taken advantage of to banish your opponent's monster instead.
** Part of the reason [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Forbidden_Lance Forbidden Lance]] is a popular card in the meta game. The idea was equipping it makes the monster immune to card effects, but they lose 800 ATK. However, it works just as well to nerf a high ATK monster your opponent controls just enough so your monster can destroy it.

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** Equip cards that give monsters the "piercing" ability (doing damage to the opponent when attacking a weaker defense position monster) can be equipped to the ''opponent's'' monster, with the result that the ''opponent'' takes damage from attacking defense monsters. One such card, [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Big_Bang_Shot Big Bang Shot]], also comes with the drawback of banishing the monster it's equipped to when it's removed from the field (intended to make it a DeathOrGloryAttack for OTK decks), which can be taken advantage of to banish your opponent's monster instead.
** Part of the reason [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Forbidden_Lance Forbidden Lance]] is a popular card in the meta game. The idea was equipping it makes the monster immune to card effects, but they lose 800 ATK. However, it works just as well to nerf a high ATK monster your opponent controls just enough so your monster can destroy it.



* NukeEm: Shown in the artwork of [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Final_Destiny Final Destiny.]] Not to mention it is one of the very few cards that lets you wipe out the whole field.

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* NukeEm: Shown in the artwork of [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Final_Destiny Final Destiny.]] Not to mention it is one of the very few cards that lets you wipe out the whole field.



* OminousFloatingCastle: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Castle_of_Dark_Illusions The Castle of Dark Illusions]], which also provides a bonus to zombie type monsters.

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* OminousFloatingCastle: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Castle_of_Dark_Illusions The Castle of Dark Illusions]], which also provides a bonus to zombie type monsters.



* {{Orochi}}: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Yamata_Dragon Yamata Dragon]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Evil_Dragon_Ananta Evil Dragon Anata]]

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* {{Orochi}}: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Yamata_Dragon Yamata Dragon]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Evil_Dragon_Ananta Evil Dragon Anata]]



%%* OurVampiresAreDifferent: The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Vampire Vampire]] archetype.
%%* OxymoronicBeing: Behold the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Anteatereatingant Anteatereatingant!]]

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%%* OurVampiresAreDifferent: The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Vampire Vampire]] archetype.
%%* OxymoronicBeing: Behold the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Anteatereatingant Anteatereatingant!]]



* PettingZooPeople: The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gladiator_Beasts Gladiator Beast]] monster archetype, and the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Lunalight Lunalights]], to name a few, are archetypes where the members all have considerable animalistic features while looking fairly humanoid.
* {{The Power of Friendship}}: Actually exists in card form, in [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Yu-Jo_Friendship Yu-Jo Friendship]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Unity Unity]], and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/United_We_Stand United We Stand]], but of which signify a large boost in power by metaphorically uniting your monsters together.

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* PettingZooPeople: The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Gladiator_Beasts Gladiator Beast]] monster archetype, and the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Lunalight Lunalights]], to name a few, are archetypes where the members all have considerable animalistic features while looking fairly humanoid.
* {{The Power of Friendship}}: Actually exists in card form, in [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Yu-Jo_Friendship Yu-Jo Friendship]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Unity Unity]], and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/United_We_Stand United We Stand]], but of which signify a large boost in power by metaphorically uniting your monsters together.



** Some cards get their rarity changed from the OCG to the TCG. For example, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Mecha_Phantom_Beast_Dracossack Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack]]: It was an Ultra Rare in the OCG that was upgraded into a Secret Rare in the TCG.

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** Some cards get their rarity changed from the OCG to the TCG. For example, [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Mecha_Phantom_Beast_Dracossack Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack]]: It was an Ultra Rare in the OCG that was upgraded into a Secret Rare in the TCG.



* PowerLimiter: Part of the backstory behind [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gearfried_the_Iron_Knight Gearfried The Iron Knight]]. When it gets [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Release_Restraint released]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gearfried_the_Swordmaster look out.]]
* PowerupLetdown: Aside from the inherent almost Ritual-level difficulty of summoning a Chaos Xyz monster, several of them have effects that are worse than the original. The best example is [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Number_C92:_Heart-eartH_Chaos_Dragon Number C92: Heart-eartH Chaos Dragon]]. [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Number_92:_Heart-eartH_Dragon The original]] can banish nearly every card played in an opponent's turn, has protection from being destroyed by battle while redirecting battle damage to the opponent, and can revive itself with 1000 ATK times every card banished when destroyed with Xyz material. Its [[ClippedWingAngel Chaos form]]? Loses the ability to redirect damage (while only having 1000 ATK to boot), gives your monsters LifeDrain (which rarely makes up for the damage you take) and negates effects for a turn, likely only once. Not to mention it's hard enough to get the original out in the first place.
%%* PreciousPuppies: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Outstanding_Dog_Marron Outstanding Dog Marron]]
%%* PrecisionFStrike: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Oh_F!sh! Oh F!sh!]], indeed!

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* PowerLimiter: Part of the backstory behind [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Gearfried_the_Iron_Knight Gearfried The Iron Knight]]. When it gets [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Release_Restraint released]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Gearfried_the_Swordmaster look out.]]
* PowerupLetdown: Aside from the inherent almost Ritual-level difficulty of summoning a Chaos Xyz monster, several of them have effects that are worse than the original. The best example is [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Number_C92:_Heart-eartH_Chaos_Dragon Number C92: Heart-eartH Chaos Dragon]]. [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Number_92:_Heart-eartH_Dragon The original]] can banish nearly every card played in an opponent's turn, has protection from being destroyed by battle while redirecting battle damage to the opponent, and can revive itself with 1000 ATK times every card banished when destroyed with Xyz material. Its [[ClippedWingAngel Chaos form]]? Loses the ability to redirect damage (while only having 1000 ATK to boot), gives your monsters LifeDrain (which rarely makes up for the damage you take) and negates effects for a turn, likely only once. Not to mention it's hard enough to get the original out in the first place.
%%* PreciousPuppies: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Outstanding_Dog_Marron Outstanding Dog Marron]]
%%* PrecisionFStrike: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Oh_F!sh! Oh F!sh!]], indeed!



* PromotionalPowerlessPieceOfGarbage: Surprisingly, a lot of "[[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Illegal Illegal]]" and tournament prize cards are this. A lot of them share the same effects of "if you attack your opponent with this card and reduce their life points to zero, you win the match". They can't be used in "official" duels for one, and sure, they ''sound'' good... If not for the fact that a lot of them need to tribute three monsters of specific types and/or attributes to summon, most non-tournament duels only have one duel per match anyways, and there's [[LoopholeAbuse nothing stopping your opponent from surrendering before you attack them, saving them from losing the entire match]]. About the ''only'' prize cards that would be worthwhile among them would be a few Pendulum monsters... And ''that'''s purely for their pendulum scales alone.[[note]]As of mid Arc-V era, outside of a few Pendulum monsters tied to specific archetypes like Deskbots, no "generic" Pendulum scale goes over scale eight, while a few prize cards can go up to 12-13, and don't have any archetype restrictions on them.[[/note]]

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* PromotionalPowerlessPieceOfGarbage: Surprisingly, a lot of "[[http://yugioh.wikia."[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Illegal Illegal]]" and tournament prize cards are this. A lot of them share the same effects of "if you attack your opponent with this card and reduce their life points to zero, you win the match". They can't be used in "official" duels for one, and sure, they ''sound'' good... If not for the fact that a lot of them need to tribute three monsters of specific types and/or attributes to summon, most non-tournament duels only have one duel per match anyways, and there's [[LoopholeAbuse nothing stopping your opponent from surrendering before you attack them, saving them from losing the entire match]]. About the ''only'' prize cards that would be worthwhile among them would be a few Pendulum monsters... And ''that'''s purely for their pendulum scales alone.[[note]]As of mid Arc-V era, outside of a few Pendulum monsters tied to specific archetypes like Deskbots, no "generic" Pendulum scale goes over scale eight, while a few prize cards can go up to 12-13, and don't have any archetype restrictions on them.[[/note]]



* PutOnABus: Rather interestingly {{Lampshade| Hanging}}d. Since a number of cards have been put on the "forbidden" list Konami has released a series of cards depicting their bus ride, primarily focusing on Sangan: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Mistake Mistake]], depicting them all getting on the bus, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Tour_Bus_To_Forbidden_Realms Tour Bus to Forbidden Realms]], depicting part of the ride and presumably the point where Sangan realizes the bus isn't coming back, and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Shared_Ride Shared Ride]] with a crying Sangan being consoled by the angel from Graceful Charity.

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* PutOnABus: Rather interestingly {{Lampshade| Hanging}}d. Since a number of cards have been put on the "forbidden" list Konami has released a series of cards depicting their bus ride, primarily focusing on Sangan: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Mistake Mistake]], depicting them all getting on the bus, [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Tour_Bus_To_Forbidden_Realms Tour Bus to Forbidden Realms]], depicting part of the ride and presumably the point where Sangan realizes the bus isn't coming back, and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Shared_Ride Shared Ride]] with a crying Sangan being consoled by the angel from Graceful Charity.



* RevolversAreJustBetter: In every country besides the U.S., Barrel Dragon is known as Revolver Dragon. One look at the original [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Card_Artworks:Barrel_Dragon OCG artwork shows why]].
* RiddlingSphinx: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Ordeal_of_a_Traveler Ordeal of a Traveler]] forces your opponent's monsters to win a guessing game if they want to attack you; the art depicts a traveler being questioned by a sphinx.

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* RevolversAreJustBetter: In every country besides the U.S., Barrel Dragon is known as Revolver Dragon. One look at the original [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Card_Artworks:Barrel_Dragon OCG artwork shows why]].
* RiddlingSphinx: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Ordeal_of_a_Traveler Ordeal of a Traveler]] forces your opponent's monsters to win a guessing game if they want to attack you; the art depicts a traveler being questioned by a sphinx.



* SatanicArchetype: While not outright stated to be the devil, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Diabolos,_King_of_the_Abyss Diabolos]] seems clearly inspired by the devil. If his name (devil in Greek) and the title "King of the Abyss" did not tip you off already, there's also a [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Lightray_Diabolos LIGHT version]] of him, indicating he did at one point fall from grace or possibly the opposite.
* TheScapegoat: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Scapegoat Scapegoat]], which summons a bunch of token to take blows for you.

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* SatanicArchetype: While not outright stated to be the devil, [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Diabolos,_King_of_the_Abyss Diabolos]] seems clearly inspired by the devil. If his name (devil in Greek) and the title "King of the Abyss" did not tip you off already, there's also a [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Lightray_Diabolos LIGHT version]] of him, indicating he did at one point fall from grace or possibly the opposite.
* TheScapegoat: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Scapegoat Scapegoat]], which summons a bunch of token to take blows for you.



%%* SchizoTech: Everything from stone clubs to SteamPunk ancient robots to the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Perfect_Machine_King Perfect Machine King]].
* SchmuckBait: The illustration of [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Reckless_Greed Reckless Greed]] shows a greedy man reaching for a treasure chest that is clearly over a trapdoor and has a snake lurking amid its gold.

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%%* SchizoTech: Everything from stone clubs to SteamPunk ancient robots to the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Perfect_Machine_King Perfect Machine King]].
* SchmuckBait: The illustration of [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Reckless_Greed Reckless Greed]] shows a greedy man reaching for a treasure chest that is clearly over a trapdoor and has a snake lurking amid its gold.



* SealedEvilInADuel: Emulated in [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Different_Dimension_Gate Different Dimension Gate]]. And yes, we see the pun in 'duel'.

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* SealedEvilInADuel: Emulated in [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Different_Dimension_Gate Different Dimension Gate]]. And yes, we see the pun in 'duel'.



** What makes this even more disgusting is that, early in the game's life, "tutors," or cards which search your deck for a card (from Demonic Tutor from MagicTheGathering), were extremely rare and restricted. Sangan and Witch of the Black Forest, for example, were both two of the only real "tutors" for a very long time, and were Limited as soon as the game premiered, since they let you search for Exodia pieces, among other useful monsters (later cards also let you search for other cards, but were usually extremely restrictive or very hard to activate). Cards which drew cards were slightly more plentiful, but still reasonably uncommon. However, these days, draw cards are either Limited or have restriction which hopefully prevent you from drawing Exodia; meanwhile, monsters which not only tutor upon summoning but also SPECIAL SUMMON the monsters they tutor for are commonplace, making summon-spamming the M.O. of many, many decks. It's gotten so ridiculous that one deck in the Traditional format wins with almost 100% certainty by simply having [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Rescue_Cat Rescue Cat]] in your opening hand, which then begins a gigantic chain of summons, resulting in 4-5 monsters Synchro & Xyz monsters which completely lock down your opponent before they can even draw their first card.

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** What makes this even more disgusting is that, early in the game's life, "tutors," or cards which search your deck for a card (from Demonic Tutor from MagicTheGathering), were extremely rare and restricted. Sangan and Witch of the Black Forest, for example, were both two of the only real "tutors" for a very long time, and were Limited as soon as the game premiered, since they let you search for Exodia pieces, among other useful monsters (later cards also let you search for other cards, but were usually extremely restrictive or very hard to activate). Cards which drew cards were slightly more plentiful, but still reasonably uncommon. However, these days, draw cards are either Limited or have restriction which hopefully prevent you from drawing Exodia; meanwhile, monsters which not only tutor upon summoning but also SPECIAL SUMMON the monsters they tutor for are commonplace, making summon-spamming the M.O. of many, many decks. It's gotten so ridiculous that one deck in the Traditional format wins with almost 100% certainty by simply having [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Rescue_Cat Rescue Cat]] in your opening hand, which then begins a gigantic chain of summons, resulting in 4-5 monsters Synchro & Xyz monsters which completely lock down your opponent before they can even draw their first card.



** Of particular note is the [[SelfImposedChallenge Maxx "C" Challenge]]. A player can discard [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Maxx_%22C%22 Maxx "C"]] on either player's turn to draw 1 card every time their opponent Special Summons a monster during the current turn. The challenge is to Special Summon enough monsters in one turn that [[HoistByHisOwnPetard the Maxx "C" user loses by drawing their entire deck with its effect]]. The fact that this challenge not only ''exists'' but is very possible for many decks should speak volumes about how ridiculous you can get with summoning a bunch of monsters in one turn.

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** Of particular note is the [[SelfImposedChallenge Maxx "C" Challenge]]. A player can discard [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Maxx_%22C%22 Maxx "C"]] on either player's turn to draw 1 card every time their opponent Special Summons a monster during the current turn. The challenge is to Special Summon enough monsters in one turn that [[HoistByHisOwnPetard the Maxx "C" user loses by drawing their entire deck with its effect]]. The fact that this challenge not only ''exists'' but is very possible for many decks should speak volumes about how ridiculous you can get with summoning a bunch of monsters in one turn.



** There is also another Kuriboh expy from the first series: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Wretched_Ghost_of_the_Attic the Wretched Ghost of the Attic]].

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** There is also another Kuriboh expy from the first series: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Wretched_Ghost_of_the_Attic the Wretched Ghost of the Attic]].



* SiblingRivalry / SiblingYinYang: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/White_Magician_Pikeru White Magician Pikeru]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Ebon_Magician_Curran Ebon Magician Curran]].

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* SiblingRivalry / SiblingYinYang: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/White_Magician_Pikeru White Magician Pikeru]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Ebon_Magician_Curran Ebon Magician Curran]].



** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gusto Gusto]] monsters all carry a metal amulet with a shuriken design on it.
** Most of the cards that use the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Spell_Counter Spell Counter]] mechanic carry the sigil for that theme.
** The Emblem for the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Six_Samurai Six Samurai]] appears in the background of every card in the theme, however the only member to wear the emblem is "Legendary Six Samurai - Shien".

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** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Gusto Gusto]] monsters all carry a metal amulet with a shuriken design on it.
** Most of the cards that use the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Spell_Counter Spell Counter]] mechanic carry the sigil for that theme.
** The Emblem for the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Six_Samurai Six Samurai]] appears in the background of every card in the theme, however the only member to wear the emblem is "Legendary Six Samurai - Shien".



* [[SkillGateCharacters Skill Gate Cards/Effects]]: Some cards/effects prevents other cards from being destroyed by battle and/or card effects such as [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Beelze_of_the_Diabolic_Dragons Beelze of the Diabolic Dragons]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Mechquipped_Angineer Mechquipped Angineer]]. However, skilled players usually main [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Evac cards that]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dimensional_Prison can get]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Number_101 rid of]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Castel other cards]] without destroying them.

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* [[SkillGateCharacters Skill Gate Cards/Effects]]: Some cards/effects prevents other cards from being destroyed by battle and/or card effects such as [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Beelze_of_the_Diabolic_Dragons Beelze of the Diabolic Dragons]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Mechquipped_Angineer Mechquipped Angineer]]. However, skilled players usually main [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Evac cards that]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Dimensional_Prison can get]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Number_101 rid of]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Castel other cards]] without destroying them.



* SpiderTank: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Launcher_Spider Launcher Spider]] takes this trope literally, being a massive mechanical spider with rocket launchers on its back.

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* SpiderTank: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Launcher_Spider Launcher Spider]] takes this trope literally, being a massive mechanical spider with rocket launchers on its back.



* {{Superhero}}: The general design of [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Elemental_HERO Elemental HEROes]] and their other HERO cousins.
* SuperMode: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki//Assault_Mode /Assault Mode]] for certain Synchro Monsters

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* {{Superhero}}: The general design of [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Elemental_HERO Elemental HEROes]] and their other HERO cousins.
* SuperMode: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki//Assault_Mode /Assault Mode]] for certain Synchro Monsters



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Whenever a card is declared Forbidden for being too powerful, Konami tends to release a watered down version of it. A couple of straight examples would be "[[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Rescue_Rabbit Rescue Rabbit]]" for "[[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Rescue_Cat Rescue Cat]]", and "[[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Tradetoad Tradetoad]]" for "[[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Substitoad Substitoad.]]"

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Whenever a card is declared Forbidden for being too powerful, Konami tends to release a watered down version of it. A couple of straight examples would be "[[http://yugioh.wikia."[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Rescue_Rabbit Rescue Rabbit]]" for "[[http://yugioh.wikia."[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Rescue_Cat Rescue Cat]]", and "[[http://yugioh.wikia."[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Tradetoad Tradetoad]]" for "[[http://yugioh.wikia."[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Substitoad Substitoad.]]"



** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Absolute_End Absolute End]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Astral_Barrier Astral Barrier]] have YOU doing this to protect your monsters, so to speak. This is also a recurring theme with the Six Samurai cards; each of the Six can destroy themselves to prevent another one on the field from being destroyed, or to protect Great Shogun Shien.
** Players can subvert this in the case of Astral Barrier by coupling it with [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Spirit_Barrier Spirit Barrier]], where you and your monsters effectively protect each other.

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** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Absolute_End Absolute End]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Astral_Barrier Astral Barrier]] have YOU doing this to protect your monsters, so to speak. This is also a recurring theme with the Six Samurai cards; each of the Six can destroy themselves to prevent another one on the field from being destroyed, or to protect Great Shogun Shien.
** Players can subvert this in the case of Astral Barrier by coupling it with [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Spirit_Barrier Spirit Barrier]], where you and your monsters effectively protect each other.



%%* ThatCloudLooksLike: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Cloudians A bunch of monsters!]]

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%%* ThatCloudLooksLike: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Cloudians A bunch of monsters!]]



** There's also the LV monsters, which are more this trope combined with PowerLevels and/or CharacterLevel. Examples include [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Armed_Dragon Armed Dragon]] and its more powerful forms [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Armed_Dragon_LV3 Armed Dragon LV3]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Armed_Dragon_LV5 Armed Dragon LV5]], etc., or [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Silent_Swordsman Silent Swordsman]] and its more powerful forms, among others.

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** There's also the LV monsters, which are more this trope combined with PowerLevels and/or CharacterLevel. Examples include [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Armed_Dragon Armed Dragon]] and its more powerful forms [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Armed_Dragon_LV3 Armed Dragon LV3]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Armed_Dragon_LV5 Armed Dragon LV5]], etc., or [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Silent_Swordsman Silent Swordsman]] and its more powerful forms, among others.



* TimeBomb: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Blast_Sphere Blast Sphere]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Adhesive_Explosive Adhesive Explosive]], and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Jigen_Bakudan Jigen Bakudan]], though going by its rulings, the latter's effect is instantaneous while the former equips itself to an opposing monster and then destroys it later.
%%* TimeMachine: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Time_Machine As seen here.]]

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* TimeBomb: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Blast_Sphere Blast Sphere]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Adhesive_Explosive Adhesive Explosive]], and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Jigen_Bakudan Jigen Bakudan]], though going by its rulings, the latter's effect is instantaneous while the former equips itself to an opposing monster and then destroys it later.
%%* TimeMachine: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Time_Machine As seen here.]]



%%* {{Toon}}: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Toon The Toon Monsters]].
* TransformingMecha: The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Morphtronics Morphtronics]] archetype, which involving robots that change into various appliances or devices.
%%* TrapMaster: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Trap_Master He destroys traps rather than setting them, though.]]

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%%* {{Toon}}: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Toon The Toon Monsters]].
* TransformingMecha: The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Morphtronics Morphtronics]] archetype, which involving robots that change into various appliances or devices.
%%* TrapMaster: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Trap_Master He destroys traps rather than setting them, though.]]



** Actual [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Trickstar Trickstars]] have become an archetype, where they deal damage every time the opponent does something they normally do as well as disrupt opposing plays.

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** Actual [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Trickstar Trickstars]] have become an archetype, where they deal damage every time the opponent does something they normally do as well as disrupt opposing plays.



* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Last_Turn Last Turn]], which pits two monsters against one another to decide the winner of the duel.
* UltimateUniverse: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Duel_Terminal The Duel Terminal]] verse, with a cohesive storyline, (akin to ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' or TabletopGame/DuelMasters) streamlined rules, and even an ''ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}}'' [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Duel_Terminal_-_Pulse_of_the_Trishula analogue]].
* UndergroundMonkey: In the early days of the game, it was common to find multiple cards with the same monster design, but drawn and colored differently and with different stats. Compare, for instance, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Sonic_Maid Sonic Maid]] to [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Hibikime Hibikime]].

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* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Last_Turn Last Turn]], which pits two monsters against one another to decide the winner of the duel.
* UltimateUniverse: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Duel_Terminal The Duel Terminal]] verse, with a cohesive storyline, (akin to ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' or TabletopGame/DuelMasters) streamlined rules, and even an ''ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}}'' [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Duel_Terminal_-_Pulse_of_the_Trishula analogue]].
* UndergroundMonkey: In the early days of the game, it was common to find multiple cards with the same monster design, but drawn and colored differently and with different stats. Compare, for instance, [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Sonic_Maid Sonic Maid]] to [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Hibikime Hibikime]].



* VaginaDentata: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Rigorous_Reaver Rigorous Reaver]] has a face that looks like one. Although in another artwork, the mouth contains an eye. [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/File:HalfStraight-OW.png Seen here]].
* VendorTrash: A high proportion of any given booster pack set will be this, especially in the early sets flooded with weak monsters that had no effects. Though as the game evolved, support cards such as [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Instant_Fusion Instant Fusion]] (used for easy Xyz Summons) and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Advanced_Ritual_Art Advanced Ritual Art]] gave those previously ignored cards playability.
* VillainousRescue: When your opponent attacks one of your Fiend-type monsters, you can send that Fiend to the graveyard, as well as one in your hand, to bring out [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Darkness_Neosphere Darkness Neosphere]], a monster with 4000 attack and defense that can't be destroyed in battle!

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* VaginaDentata: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Rigorous_Reaver Rigorous Reaver]] has a face that looks like one. Although in another artwork, the mouth contains an eye. [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/File:HalfStraight-OW.png Seen here]].
* VendorTrash: A high proportion of any given booster pack set will be this, especially in the early sets flooded with weak monsters that had no effects. Though as the game evolved, support cards such as [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Instant_Fusion Instant Fusion]] (used for easy Xyz Summons) and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Advanced_Ritual_Art Advanced Ritual Art]] gave those previously ignored cards playability.
* VillainousRescue: When your opponent attacks one of your Fiend-type monsters, you can send that Fiend to the graveyard, as well as one in your hand, to bring out [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Darkness_Neosphere Darkness Neosphere]], a monster with 4000 attack and defense that can't be destroyed in battle!



** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Parasite_Paracide This]] little [[IncrediblyLamePun bugger]] turns all of its controller's monsters into insects.

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** [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Parasite_Paracide This]] little [[IncrediblyLamePun bugger]] turns all of its controller's monsters into insects.



** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/lswarm Evilswarm]] Archetype is entirely composed of previous monsters from the Duel Terminal world [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Infestation_Infection corrupted by some kind of virus]], leaving the infected as mindless beasts of destruction.
* PowerOfTheVoid: Several monsters' effects that simply remove cards from the field evoke this, such as [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Caius Caius the Shadow Monarch]], which banishes a card from the game (and all similar variations of this effect), and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Steelswarm_Girastag Steelswarm Girastag]], which sends a card to the grave. Both cards evade effects that protect cards from destruction, which is considered very powerful in the game.

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** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/lswarm Evilswarm]] Archetype is entirely composed of previous monsters from the Duel Terminal world [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Infestation_Infection corrupted by some kind of virus]], leaving the infected as mindless beasts of destruction.
* PowerOfTheVoid: Several monsters' effects that simply remove cards from the field evoke this, such as [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Caius Caius the Shadow Monarch]], which banishes a card from the game (and all similar variations of this effect), and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Steelswarm_Girastag Steelswarm Girastag]], which sends a card to the grave. Both cards evade effects that protect cards from destruction, which is considered very powerful in the game.



* WaveMotionGun: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Wave-Motion_Cannon Wave-Motion Cannon]].

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* WaveMotionGun: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Wave-Motion_Cannon Wave-Motion Cannon]].



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: The only possible explanation for how Konami thought changing the human torture victim to a goblin made [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Card_Artworks:Nightmare_Wheel Nightmare Wheel]] more acceptable.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: The only possible explanation for how Konami thought changing the human torture victim to a goblin made [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Card_Artworks:Nightmare_Wheel Nightmare Wheel]] more acceptable.



* WindUpKey: This [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Legendary_Wind-Up_Key spell card]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Wind-Up the Archetype]] it supports
* WingedHumanoid: The Harpie Lady archetype, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Elemental_HERO_Avian Elemental HERO Avian]], quite a few of the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Blackwings Blackwings]], some of the monsters that look [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Absorbing_Kid_from_the_Sky like]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Shining_Angel angels]] and Yubel, or at least before she goes OneWingedAngel...
* WingedUnicorn: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Crystal_Beast_Sapphire_Pegasus Crystal Beast Sapphire Pegasus]]
* {{Wolfman}}: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Lycanthrope Lycanthrope]], and any with "Warwolf" in the name.
* TheWorfEffect: The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Millennium_Shield Millennium Shield's]] flavor text states that it is rumored to be able to block any kind of attack. Despite this, all of the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Shield_Crush other]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Kaminote_Blow cards]] that depict the shield show it in the process of shattering.

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* WindUpKey: This [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Legendary_Wind-Up_Key spell card]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Wind-Up the Archetype]] it supports
* WingedHumanoid: The Harpie Lady archetype, [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Elemental_HERO_Avian Elemental HERO Avian]], quite a few of the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Blackwings Blackwings]], some of the monsters that look [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Absorbing_Kid_from_the_Sky like]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Shining_Angel angels]] and Yubel, or at least before she goes OneWingedAngel...
* WingedUnicorn: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Crystal_Beast_Sapphire_Pegasus Crystal Beast Sapphire Pegasus]]
* {{Wolfman}}: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Lycanthrope Lycanthrope]], and any with "Warwolf" in the name.
* TheWorfEffect: The [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Millennium_Shield Millennium Shield's]] flavor text states that it is rumored to be able to block any kind of attack. Despite this, all of the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Shield_Crush other]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Kaminote_Blow cards]] that depict the shield show it in the process of shattering.



* YinYangClash: Many examples, but one of the biggest is the ongoing and escalating Duel Terminal battle originally between the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Steelswarm Steelswarm]] and the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Vylon Vylon]], which has now become a battle between the corrupted [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/lswarm Evilswarm]] and the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Constellar Constellar]].

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* YinYangClash: Many examples, but one of the biggest is the ongoing and escalating Duel Terminal battle originally between the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Steelswarm Steelswarm]] and the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Vylon Vylon]], which has now become a battle between the corrupted [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/lswarm Evilswarm]] and the [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Constellar Constellar]].



* ZombieApocalypse: [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Zombie_World Zombie World]] invokes this, as it changes every monster on the field and in both graveyards to Zombie-Type.

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* ZombieApocalypse: [[http://yugioh.wikia.[[http://yugipedia.com/wiki/Zombie_World Zombie World]] invokes this, as it changes every monster on the field and in both graveyards to Zombie-Type.
10th Mar '18 2:39:29 AM jormis29
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The ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' collectible card game first appeared in the [[Manga/YuGiOh manga of the same name]] as an {{homage}} to ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', of which author Kazuki Takahashi is a fan. Originally, the manga was intended to feature a new game every few weeks, with the trading cards being one of many. However, Takahashi received a lot of fan mail asking how to play it, and so he cobbled together a rudimentary game system loosely based on that of ''Magic'' which [[NewRulesAsThePlotDemands generally]] agreed with how the characters played. Fan mail kept pouring in, and so Takahashi reworked the manga to have it appear more as an important plot device. When {{Creator/Konami}} was approached to produce a real version of the game, which was released in 1999, a second [[AnimatedAdaptation anime adaptation]] of the manga, which centered solely around the card game and also served as advertisement for Konami's real life card game, and it proved to be a surprise international hit. The real game made considerable changes to the rules originally established by Takahashi, and so the manga and anime were revised to more closely reflect the rules of the real game.

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The ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' collectible card game first appeared in the [[Manga/YuGiOh manga of the same name]] as an {{homage}} to ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', of which author Kazuki Takahashi Creator/KazukiTakahashi is a fan. Originally, the manga was intended to feature a new game every few weeks, with the trading cards being one of many. However, Takahashi received a lot of fan mail asking how to play it, and so he cobbled together a rudimentary game system loosely based on that of ''Magic'' which [[NewRulesAsThePlotDemands generally]] agreed with how the characters played. Fan mail kept pouring in, and so Takahashi reworked the manga to have it appear more as an important plot device. When {{Creator/Konami}} was approached to produce a real version of the game, which was released in 1999, a second [[AnimatedAdaptation anime adaptation]] of the manga, which centered solely around the card game and also served as advertisement for Konami's real life card game, and it proved to be a surprise international hit. The real game made considerable changes to the rules originally established by Takahashi, and so the manga and anime were revised to more closely reflect the rules of the real game.
9th Mar '18 11:47:02 AM borgjones
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** Fusion Monsters themselves have also gotten some rather big buffs, too. In the early days, the ''only'' way to summon fusion monsters was with "Polymerization", which made them rather hard to pull off, as there weren't many ways to search for it and the required fusion material monsters at that time. Later on, Neos debuted, introducing "contact fusions" (monsters that can fuse without polymerization so long as they're both on the field), and several monsters that allowed one to search for the fusion card followed suit. Good, but still a bit harder to summon in comparison to Xyzs and Synchros. Now-a-days, cards that let you fusion summon monsters by using cards from your deck, graveyard, hand, and field at the same time are not uncommon, and there are several "substitute" monsters one can use for fusing, in addition to most later fusion monsters having more lax fusion requirements. (Two monsters of specific archetypes, or two monsters of specific elements being the new norm) On top of all of this, fusion monsters have notably been getting ''far'' more powerful abilities than Synchros and Xyzs to make them DifficultButAwesome. The most notable are Masked [=HEROes=], who are 'fusion' monsters that only require ''one'' monster card to summon.

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** Fusion Monsters themselves have also gotten some rather big buffs, too. In the early days, the ''only'' way to summon fusion monsters was with "Polymerization", which made them rather hard to pull off, as there weren't many ways to search for it and the required fusion material monsters at that time. Later on, Neos debuted, introducing "contact fusions" (monsters that can fuse without polymerization Polymerization so long as they're both on the field), and several monsters that allowed one to search for the fusion card followed suit. Good, but still a bit harder to summon in comparison to Xyzs and Synchros. Now-a-days, Nowadays, cards that let you fusion summon monsters by using cards from your deck, graveyard, hand, and field at the same time are not uncommon, and there are several "substitute" monsters one can use for fusing, in addition to most later fusion monsters having more lax fusion requirements. (Two monsters of specific archetypes, or two monsters of specific elements being the new norm) On top of all of this, fusion monsters have notably been getting ''far'' more powerful abilities than Synchros and Xyzs to make them DifficultButAwesome. The most notable are Masked [=HEROes=], who are 'fusion' monsters that only require ''one'' monster card to summon.
9th Mar '18 11:43:46 AM borgjones
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** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/My_Body_as_a_Shield My Body as a Shield]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Astral_Barrier Astral Barrier]] have YOU doing this to protect your monsters, so to speak. This is also a recurring theme with the Six Samurai cards; each of the Six can destroy themselves to prevent another one on the field from being destroyed, or to protect Great Shogun Shien.

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** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/My_Body_as_a_Shield My Body as a Shield]] com/wiki/Absolute_End Absolute End]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Astral_Barrier Astral Barrier]] have YOU doing this to protect your monsters, so to speak. This is also a recurring theme with the Six Samurai cards; each of the Six can destroy themselves to prevent another one on the field from being destroyed, or to protect Great Shogun Shien.
9th Mar '18 11:37:55 AM borgjones
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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: Quite ''many'' cards are this, which kind of diminishes its value a bit; but there some among these that really are worthy of its title, examples are cards that are actually sold separately in one big deluxe package: ''Shinato of A Higher Plane'' was this at first. Other examples are Special Summons hyped in the AnimatedAdaptation and TheMovie, expect to only get them in special events or packed with another product of the franchise (usually a VideoGame).
9th Mar '18 11:36:55 AM borgjones
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** Grinder Golem and Inferno Tempest. Grinder Golem Summons a monster with 3000 ATK to ''your opponent's'' side of the field and gives ''you'' two tokens with 0 attack points. Now, attack the Golem with one of your tokens, take 3000 damage, and activate Inferno Tempest. It removes every monster in both players' decks and graveyards from play. You may even be able to perform an OTK by activating D.D. Dynamite which does 300 damage for every card of your opponents that is removed from play.\\
\\ Grinder Golem has the bonus of having low defense points, so you can Summon it to the opponent's field in defense position, then use it as fodder for a monster that needs to destroy a monster by battle to activate an effect, while also providing tokens for other effects.

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** Grinder Golem and Inferno Tempest. Grinder Golem Summons a monster with 3000 ATK to ''your opponent's'' side of the field and gives ''you'' two tokens with 0 attack points. Now, attack the Golem with one of your tokens, take 3000 damage, and activate Inferno Tempest. It removes every monster in both players' decks and graveyards from play. You may even be able to perform an OTK by activating D.D. Dynamite which does 300 damage for every card of your opponents that is removed from play.\\
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Grinder Golem has the bonus of having low defense points, so you can Summon it to the opponent's field in defense position, then use it as fodder for a monster that needs to destroy a monster by battle to activate an effect, while also providing tokens for other effects.
9th Mar '18 11:36:19 AM borgjones
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* MutualKill: Both monsters are destroyed when they have the same ATK and attack each other.

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* MutualKill: Both monsters are destroyed when they have the same ATK (unless they both have 0 ATK) and attack each other.
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