History YMMV / YuGiOh

8th Mar '17 7:12:10 PM LordDynasmon
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* AntiClimaxBoss: In the Big Five duel against Yugi and Jonouchi the baddies manage to summon Five-Headed Dragon, a behemoth of a monster that in the anime was able to destroy all cards of the opponent on summon while also sporting 5000 ATK and being unable to be defeated in battle by anything other than a LIGHT monster. The mythical dragon was summoned previously on the Legendary Heroes arc and was built up as the ultimate monster that could only be defeated by combining Yugi and Kaiba strongest ace monsters (Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon and Black Luster Knight) into the Dragon Master Knight but not before taking down Mai, Jonouchi and Mokuba with its attacks. Here it's also built up as a threat with the Big Five banking on Kaiba not being present at the moment (and therefore Yugi not having access to Dragon Master Knight) as their key to success. How long does it last? 2 turns later it gets defeated by Yugi's Mirage Knight without much effort at all. Even the Legendary Fisherman made a better work at being threatening.

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* AntiClimaxBoss: In the Big Five duel against Yugi and Jonouchi the baddies manage to summon Five-Headed Dragon, a behemoth of a monster that in the anime was able to destroy all cards of the opponent on summon while also sporting 5000 ATK and being unable to be defeated in battle by anything other than a LIGHT monster. The mythical dragon was summoned previously on the Legendary Heroes arc and was built up as the ultimate monster that could only be defeated by combining Yugi and Kaiba strongest ace monsters (Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon and Black Luster Knight) Soldier) into the Dragon Master Knight but not before taking down Mai, Jonouchi and Mokuba with its attacks. Here it's also built up as a threat with the Big Five banking on Kaiba not being present at the moment (and therefore Yugi not having access to Dragon Master Knight) as their key to success. How long does it last? 2 turns later it gets defeated by Yugi's Mirage Knight without much effort at all. Even the Legendary Fisherman made a better work at being threatening.
6th Mar '17 8:14:20 AM Creaturemaster
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* AcceptableTargets: Americans. Of the few American characters we see, there's [[CheatersNeverProsper Bandit Keith]], [[ArcVillain Pegasus]], [[BrattyHalfPint Rebecca]], and [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty Jean-Claude Magnum]]. While Rebecca's grandfather is a nice guy, and Rebecca [[TookALevelInKindness becomes a lot nicer]] after her first duel with Yugi, Pegasus has a genuinely tragic FreudianExcuse, and in the [[SparedByTheAdaptation anime]] [[HeelFaceTurn he becomes an ally to the heroes]], the overall portrayal of Americans in ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' is loud-mouthed, antagonistic, and selfish.

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* AcceptableTargets: Americans. Of the few American characters we see, there's [[CheatersNeverProsper Bandit Keith]], [[ArcVillain Pegasus]], [[BrattyHalfPint Rebecca]], and [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty Jean-Claude Magnum]]. While Rebecca's grandfather is a nice guy, and Rebecca [[TookALevelInKindness becomes a lot nicer]] after her first duel with Yugi, Pegasus has a genuinely tragic FreudianExcuse, and in the [[SparedByTheAdaptation anime]] [[HeelFaceTurn he becomes an ally to the heroes]], the overall portrayal of Americans in ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' is loud-mouthed, antagonistic, and selfish.
3rd Mar '17 10:29:36 AM Quanyails
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** Joey's (and occasionally Tristan's) "Creepy Chin" facial expressions in the anime.

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** Joey's (and occasionally Tristan's) Tristan's, on the occasion Joey was unconscious) "Creepy Chin" facial expressions in the anime.
26th Feb '17 5:39:24 PM TransFan180
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*** Also, the Pharaoh's real name being [[spoiler:Atem]]. While a big reveal at the time, it's not uncommon nowadays for people to refer to him by that name instead of "Yami" or "The Pharaoh."
23rd Feb '17 12:51:19 PM lalalei2001
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** In the dub version of episode 28 of Duelist Kingdom, Pegasus plans to send Tea, Tristan, and Bakura to the Shadow Realm after they learn his secrets, explaining that the dueling rituals they dsicvered channel the magic of the Shadow Realm, every soul sent there increases the power of his Millennium Eye, and he needs Bakura's Ring as well as the other Items in order to have the power of life over death, so Yami Bakura stops him before harm can come to the others or his host. In the Japanese version of the same episode, Pegasus demonstrated his mind-reading powers before Yami Bakura stopped him, with no explanation for the ancient duel rituals or the cult in his basement. The same episode has Yugi's grandpa and the Kaiba brothers, pleading with Yugi to stop Pegasus for the world's sake, since his powers would be amplified even further with the Puzzle, and with ''all'' the Items he could unleash Armageddon (it's hinted that it would be by ''accident'', which is true to canon as putting all seven Items together at this point would resurrect Zorc the Dark One). The sub had Grandpa tell Yugi he was in pain and to rescue him quickly, which doesn't explain the Kaiba brothers' presence in the vision or have the same sense of urgency.

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** In the dub version of episode 28 of Duelist Kingdom, Pegasus plans to send Tea, Tristan, and Bakura to the Shadow Realm after they learn his secrets, explaining that the dueling rituals they dsicvered discovered channel the magic of the Shadow Realm, every soul sent there increases the power of his Millennium Eye, and he needs Bakura's Ring as well as the other Items in order to have the power of life over death, so Yami Bakura stops him before harm can come to the others or his host. In the Japanese version of the same episode, Pegasus demonstrated his mind-reading powers before Yami Bakura stopped him, with no explanation for the ancient duel rituals or the cult in his basement. The same episode has Yugi's grandpa and the Kaiba brothers, pleading with Yugi to stop Pegasus for the world's sake, since his powers would be amplified even further with the Puzzle, and with ''all'' the Items he could unleash Armageddon (it's hinted that it would be by ''accident'', which is true to canon as putting all seven Items together at this point would resurrect Zorc the Dark One). The sub had Grandpa tell Yugi he was in pain and to rescue him quickly, which doesn't explain the Kaiba brothers' presence in the vision or have the same sense of urgency.
23rd Feb '17 12:49:47 PM lalalei2001
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* {{Woolseyism}}: The Viz translation sometimes added completely new lines, such as Yami Yugi describing Mystic Box's effect in a very grandiose way compared to the original, where he described its effects matter-of-factly. When the anime used the original translation, this led some people to think they watered down his personality compared to the manga [[MisBlamed when the lines weren't there originally to begin with]].

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The Viz translation sometimes added completely new lines, such as Yami Yugi describing Mystic Box's effect in a very grandiose way compared to the original, where he described its effects matter-of-factly. When the anime used the original translation, this led some people to think they watered down his personality compared to the manga [[MisBlamed when the lines weren't there originally to begin with]].with]].
** In the Monster World arc, Bakura tries telling his friends to leave, but Dark Bakura takes control. In the English version, Dark Bakura finishes his sentence "Get out of..." with "...the hall and come in," making for a creepy, effective moment.



** The dub also foreshadows the fate of Pegasus's wife by having him give an internal monologue about it, which his VA Darren Dunstan delivers excellently. In the original version, it was a filler conversation between Yugi's friends and Bakura.

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** The dub also foreshadows the fate of Pegasus's wife by having him give an internal monologue about it, which his VA Darren Dunstan delivers excellently. In the original version, it was a filler conversation between Yugi's friends and Bakura.Bakura.
** In the Japanese version of the Duelist Kingdom semi-finals, Dark Yugi is dueling against Mai. He is completely focused on his duel with Pegasus, however, and doesn't take Mai seriously. She snaps him out of his funk by saying he has to beat her first. In the English dub, Yugi is holding the spirit back, as he doesn't trust it after it nearly killed Kaiba a few episodes prior, and Mai has to remind him that she promised him an honorable duel, while adding that before he can duel Pegasus he has to beat her.
** In the dub version of episode 28 of Duelist Kingdom, Pegasus plans to send Tea, Tristan, and Bakura to the Shadow Realm after they learn his secrets, explaining that the dueling rituals they dsicvered channel the magic of the Shadow Realm, every soul sent there increases the power of his Millennium Eye, and he needs Bakura's Ring as well as the other Items in order to have the power of life over death, so Yami Bakura stops him before harm can come to the others or his host. In the Japanese version of the same episode, Pegasus demonstrated his mind-reading powers before Yami Bakura stopped him, with no explanation for the ancient duel rituals or the cult in his basement. The same episode has Yugi's grandpa and the Kaiba brothers, pleading with Yugi to stop Pegasus for the world's sake, since his powers would be amplified even further with the Puzzle, and with ''all'' the Items he could unleash Armageddon (it's hinted that it would be by ''accident'', which is true to canon as putting all seven Items together at this point would resurrect Zorc the Dark One). The sub had Grandpa tell Yugi he was in pain and to rescue him quickly, which doesn't explain the Kaiba brothers' presence in the vision or have the same sense of urgency.
18th Feb '17 3:27:52 AM Tempus22
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** The mere existence of the "[[NeverSayDie Shadow Realm]]" in the dub, as some see it as a FateWorseThanDeath given how [[AndIMustScream your soul is to be trapped there for all eternity]].



** The AccentAdaptation with Jonouchi and Bakura. In the Japanese version Jonouchi had a rude and loose speech while Bakura was polite and formal. In the dub Jonouchi has a Brooklyn accent and Bakura is British.
** In the Japanese version of the Duelist Kingdom semi-finals, Yugi is dueling against Mai. He is completely focused on his duel with Pegasus, however, and is becoming cocky, not taking Mai seriously. She snaps him out of his funk by saying he has to beat her first. In the English dub, Yugi isn't using the spirit at all, he doesn't trust it after it nearly killed Kaiba a few episodes prior, and Mai has to remind him that she promised him an honorable duel.



** In episode 28 of Duelist Kingdom (the one with the creepy nighttime adventure), Pegasus plans to send Tea, Tristan, and Bakura to the Shadow Realm after they learn his secrets, explains that every soul sent there increases the power of his Millennium Eye, and that he needs Bakura's Ring as well as the other Items in order to have the power of life over death. Yami Bakura won't have it and erases everyone's minds. In the Japanese version, Pegasus just demonstrated his mind-reading powers before Yami Bakura stopped him. The same episode has Yugi's grandpa pleading with him to stop Pegasus for the world's sake, since his powers would be amplified even further with the Puzzle, and with ''all'' the Items he could unleash Armageddon (it's hinted that it would be by ''accident'', which is true to canon as putting all seven Items together at this point would resurrect Zork the Dark One). The sub just had him tell Yugi he was in pain and to rescue him quickly.



** Though it isn't actually part of the translation, the dub changes the images on a lot of the cards for various reasons, and some come out looking cooler for it. In fact, numerous such cards kept the US designs over the Japanese designs when they got released in real life, for both languages. Some examples include [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Mystic_Box Mystic Box]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Brain_Control Brain Control]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Shadow_Spell Shadow Spell]], all of which look much more vibrant and mystical than the [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140721180517/yugioh/images/6/6b/MysticBox-JP-Anime-DM.png original]] [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140724012545/yugioh/images/0/00/BrainControl-JP-Anime-DM.png Japanese]] [[http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121014165146/yugioh/images/8/83/ShadowSpell-JP-Anime-DM.png versions]].
** The fact that Pegasus mentioned drinking fruit juice one time during the Duelist Kingdom arc instead of [[AGlassOfChianti what it actually looks like]] adds to his {{Manchild}} tendencies along with his toon deck.
** Amelda's name being changed to "Aleister" becomes a reference to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleister_Crowley Aleister Crowley]].
** In the DOMA arc, for some reason, Yami's eyes turn green... that a preview references as "Orichalchos green" due to him being corrupted by Orichalchos. [[spoiler: Note Dartz's heterochromia... it's the same shade of green as ''his'' eye.]]



** In the Japanese version, the sequence of Yugi attempting to escape from the burning warehouse after his first duel with Marik had slow sad music playing in the background during the sequence, [[SoundtrackDissonance which sounded very out of place]], the dub uses a louder and more fast-pcaed soundtrack which makes the sequence feel more intense.
16th Feb '17 12:46:48 AM Edgar81539
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* AntiClimaxBoss: In the Big Five duel against Yugi and Jonouchi the baddies manage to summon Five-Headed Dragon, a behemoth of a monster that in the anime was able to destroy all cards of the opponent on summon while also sporting 5000 ATK and being unable to be defeated in battle by anything other than a LIGHT monster. How long does it last? 2 turns later it gets defeated by Yugi's Mirage Knight without much effort at all.

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* AntiClimaxBoss: In the Big Five duel against Yugi and Jonouchi the baddies manage to summon Five-Headed Dragon, a behemoth of a monster that in the anime was able to destroy all cards of the opponent on summon while also sporting 5000 ATK and being unable to be defeated in battle by anything other than a LIGHT monster. The mythical dragon was summoned previously on the Legendary Heroes arc and was built up as the ultimate monster that could only be defeated by combining Yugi and Kaiba strongest ace monsters (Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon and Black Luster Knight) into the Dragon Master Knight but not before taking down Mai, Jonouchi and Mokuba with its attacks. Here it's also built up as a threat with the Big Five banking on Kaiba not being present at the moment (and therefore Yugi not having access to Dragon Master Knight) as their key to success. How long does it last? 2 turns later it gets defeated by Yugi's Mirage Knight without much effort at all. Even the Legendary Fisherman made a better work at being threatening.
11th Feb '17 5:12:23 PM TheJayman49
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** The mere existence of the "[[NeverSayDie Shadow Realm]]" in the dub, as some see it as a FateWorseThanDeath given how [[AndIMustScream your soul is to be trapped there for all eternity]].
11th Feb '17 6:56:16 AM Forenperser
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* MemeticBadass: Since he is the only one who ever defeated the Pharaoh in a duel without any cheating or underhand tactics (other than Yugi himself), Rafael has acquired this status. Even the rematch was only ''lost'' by him because he essentially surrendered.
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