History YMMV / YuGiOhGX

2nd May '17 4:41:37 AM Wilderstorm
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** Any character shown as a child in flashbacks is ''adorable'', and they have inspired protective instincts in many viewers. ''Especially'' since those flashbacks often come during or shortly after some traumatic event in the present (for instance, showing nine-year-old Zane learning about the Cyber Style during the episode in which he [[KickTheDog defeats Sheppard]] post-FreakOut).

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** Any character shown as a child in flashbacks is ''adorable'', and they have inspired protective instincts in many viewers. ''Especially'' since those flashbacks often come [[MoodWhiplash during or shortly after some traumatic event in the present present]] (for instance, showing nine-year-old Zane learning about the Cyber Style during the episode in which he [[KickTheDog defeats Sheppard]] post-FreakOut).
2nd May '17 4:38:43 AM Wilderstorm
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* {{Moe}}: Blair, and her Maiden in Love monster from her first appearance.

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Blair, and her Maiden in Love monster from her first appearance. appearance.
** Any character shown as a child in flashbacks is ''adorable'', and they have inspired protective instincts in many viewers. ''Especially'' since those flashbacks often come during or shortly after some traumatic event in the present (for instance, showing nine-year-old Zane learning about the Cyber Style during the episode in which he [[KickTheDog defeats Sheppard]] post-FreakOut).
13th Apr '17 11:30:19 AM DrakeClawfang
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** In their first appearance, Phantom Demons/Sacred Beasts were [[PersonOfMassDestruction cards of mass destruction]] that drain the life of lesser cards just by being summoned and have much stronger effects than their real-life cards to boot. When they reappear in Season 3, they're demoted to simply powerful cards, use their weaker real-life effects, and it takes Armityle, a FusionDance of the three, to restore them to their previous status. Later on, [[spoiler:Adrian]] brushes even ''Armityle'' aside.

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** In their first appearance, the Phantom Demons/Sacred Beasts were [[PersonOfMassDestruction cards of mass destruction]] that drain the life of lesser cards just by being summoned and have much stronger effects than their real-life cards to boot. When they reappear in Season 3, they're demoted to simply powerful cards, use their weaker real-life effects, and it takes Armityle, a FusionDance of the three, to restore them to their previous status. Later on, [[spoiler:Adrian]] brushes even ''Armityle'' aside.aside.
** Zane, so much. After Season 1 established him as the best duelist in the Academy, so good that even Jaden at his best could only get a draw out of him, Aster not only beats him in Season 2, but publicly humiliates him, setting off a string of defeats. While his FaceHeelTurn and subsequently more brutal dueling tactics do temporarily reverse the decay, it sinks in even deeper once he acquires the Cyberdark cards. Zane's Cyber Dragons were legitimately good cards and highly sought after in the metagame for it during the time of ''GX'', but the Cyberdarks are a terrible archetype whose ace monster relies on Zane discarding most of his deck to get it up to the power levels of his Cyber End Dragon. His only victories on-screen with the deck are against Atticus (who uses a Dragon deck that Zane's Cyberdarks are pretty much designed to counter), and Syrus (who duels far worse in this instance than in his previous duels). The writers themselves seemed to realize Zane took a step back, because in Season 3 he goes back to using his Cyber Dragons as his main monsters.
17th Mar '17 2:19:02 AM Sanokal
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* AccidentalInnuendo: In the original Japanese, Aster (having the D-HERO deck), often says things like "the power of the D" or similar in reference to destiny. When "the D" is taken to be the OTHER one, some really hilarious accidents occur.
** Which puts an [[HoYay interesting]] spin on his search for "the Ultimate D"...

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* AccidentalInnuendo: AccidentalInnuendo:
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In the original Japanese, Aster (having the D-HERO deck), often says things like "the power of the D" or similar in reference to destiny. When "the D" is taken to be the OTHER one, some really hilarious accidents occur.
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occur. Which puts an [[HoYay interesting]] spin on his search for "the Ultimate D"...



* AuthorsSavingThrow: Season 3 gave most of Jaden's friends fairly unflattering treatment, with most either becoming a Duel Zombie in the first alternate dimension or "dying" in the second, while [[CreatorsPet Jesse]] received so much attention even when he wasn't around. Season 4 gave many of them more development and established their goals in life, while Jesse is shipped off back to his own school for most of the season.
* BadassDecay: Chazz in Season 3.
** Bastion in the second season.

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* AuthorsSavingThrow: Season 3 gave most of Jaden's friends fairly unflattering treatment, with most either becoming a Duel Zombie in the first alternate dimension or "dying" in the second, while [[CreatorsPet Jesse]] received so much attention even when he wasn't around. Season 4 gave many of them more development and established their goals in life, while Jesse is was shipped off back to his own school for most of the season.
* BadassDecay: BadassDecay:
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Chazz in Season 3.
3; he's worfed by Adrian, turned into a Duel Ghoul early on (admittedly after an impressive LastStand) and beaten by Jaden in a few turns during this point, and like many of the old characters, is sent to the stars halfway through the season.
** Bastion in the second season.season, to the point he pulls a FaceHeelTurn, only to be even ''more'' mocked.



* BaseBreakingCharacter: Jesse. The fans seem to be divided on whether he's the [[EnsembleDarkhorse best character in the entire show]] who deserves his own spin-off or a bland, spotlight-stealing GaryStu, with not much middle ground.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Jesse.Jesse Anderson. The fans seem to be divided on whether he's the [[EnsembleDarkhorse best character in the entire show]] who deserves his own spin-off or a bland, spotlight-stealing GaryStu, with not much middle ground.



* BrokenBase: Yubel being PutOnABus for most of Season 4. Some say good riddance to them, others want to explore their and Jaden's relationship with each other more.

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Yubel being PutOnABus for most of Season 4. Some say good riddance to them, others want to explore their and Jaden's relationship with each other more.



* FriendlyFandoms: ''5Ds'' and ''GX'' fans typically like each other a lot more then they would like ''Zexal'' and the original series fans, largely due to how they had entire seasons not dubbed by 4Kids. It's also likely because the people who quit after ''DM'' probably didn't get back in with ''5Ds'', while people who stuck through ''GX'' probably stuck through ''5Ds'' as well.

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* {{Fanon}}: The Supreme King is often called "Haou" by the fandom...which is "Supreme King" in Japanese.
* FriendlyFandoms: ''5Ds'' and ''GX'' fans typically like each other a lot more then they would like ''Zexal'' ''ZEXAL'' and the original series fans, largely due to how they had entire seasons not dubbed by 4Kids. It's also likely because the people who quit after ''DM'' probably didn't get back in with ''5Ds'', while people who stuck through ''GX'' probably stuck through ''5Ds'' as well.



* NightmareFuel:

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* NightmareFuel: LighterAndSofter it may be...or at least, initially, it's still ''Franchise/YuGiOh''
11th Mar '17 9:44:47 AM Wilderstorm
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** Zane/Hell Kaiser. He's vicious and sadistic in Season 2, and his actions (especially the duel against Syrus) absolutely cannot be excused. On the other hand, he's ''eighteen'' and was [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured]] [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil into insanity]] in the Underground, having been lured into that environment during a [[DespairEventHorizon serious mental breakdown]] that resulted from a bad losing streak and no support system. He wasn't even told [[ElectricTorture what the collars did]] until ''after'' the first time they zapped him. And by Season 3, he's dying of a heart condition. He becomes a regular {{Woobie}} in Season 4, because by then he's dropped the {{Jerkass}} behavior and is an IllBoy who spends the majority of his screen time in a hospital bed or wheelchair.

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** Zane/Hell Kaiser. He's vicious and sadistic in Season 2, and his actions (especially the duel against Syrus) absolutely cannot be excused. On the other hand, he's ''eighteen'' and was [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured]] [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil into insanity]] in the Underground, having been lured into that environment during a [[DespairEventHorizon serious mental breakdown]] that resulted from a bad losing streak and no support system. He wasn't even told [[ElectricTorture what the collars did]] until ''after'' the first time they zapped him. And by Season 3, he's dying of a heart condition. He becomes a regular {{Woobie}} in Season 4, because by then he's dropped the {{Jerkass}} behavior and is an IllBoy who spends the majority of his screen time in a hospital bed or wheelchair.[[WheelchairWoobie wheelchair]].
28th Jan '17 11:24:28 PM Hobgoblin
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** And then there's his caretaker whose name is changed from "DD" to "The D" in English...
12th Jan '17 7:49:08 AM Wilderstorm
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** Zane/Hell Kaiser. He's vicious and sadistic in Season 2, and his actions (especially the duel against Syrus) absolutely cannot be excused. On the other hand, he's ''eighteen'' and was [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured]] [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil into insanity]] in the Underground, having been lured into that environment during a [[DespairEventHorizon serious mental breakdown]] that resulted from a bad losing streak and no support system. He wasn't even told [[ElectricTorture what the collars did]] until ''after'' the first time they zapped him. And by Season 3, he's dying of a heart condition. He quits the {{Jerkass}} behavior in Season 4, but by then he's an IllBoy who spends the majority of his screen time in a hospital bed or wheelchair.

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** Zane/Hell Kaiser. He's vicious and sadistic in Season 2, and his actions (especially the duel against Syrus) absolutely cannot be excused. On the other hand, he's ''eighteen'' and was [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured]] [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil into insanity]] in the Underground, having been lured into that environment during a [[DespairEventHorizon serious mental breakdown]] that resulted from a bad losing streak and no support system. He wasn't even told [[ElectricTorture what the collars did]] until ''after'' the first time they zapped him. And by Season 3, he's dying of a heart condition. He quits becomes a regular {{Woobie}} in Season 4, because by then he's dropped the {{Jerkass}} behavior in Season 4, but by then he's and is an IllBoy who spends the majority of his screen time in a hospital bed or wheelchair.
12th Jan '17 7:42:00 AM Wilderstorm
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** Zane/Hell Kaiser. He's vicious and sadistic in Season 2, and his actions absolutely cannot be excused. On the other hand, he's ''eighteen'' and was [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured]] [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil into insanity]] in the Underground, having been lured into that environment during a [[DespairEventHorizon serious mental breakdown]] that resulted from a bad losing streak and no support system. He wasn't even told [[ElecticTorture what the collars did]] until ''after'' the first time they zapped him. And by Season 3, he's dying of a heart condition. He quits the {{Jerkass}} behavior in Season 4, but by then he's an IllBoy who spends the majority of his screen time in a hospital bed or wheelchair.

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** Zane/Hell Kaiser. He's vicious and sadistic in Season 2, and his actions (especially the duel against Syrus) absolutely cannot be excused. On the other hand, he's ''eighteen'' and was [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured]] [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil into insanity]] in the Underground, having been lured into that environment during a [[DespairEventHorizon serious mental breakdown]] that resulted from a bad losing streak and no support system. He wasn't even told [[ElecticTorture [[ElectricTorture what the collars did]] until ''after'' the first time they zapped him. And by Season 3, he's dying of a heart condition. He quits the {{Jerkass}} behavior in Season 4, but by then he's an IllBoy who spends the majority of his screen time in a hospital bed or wheelchair.
12th Jan '17 7:40:01 AM Wilderstorm
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* JerkassWoobie: Viper. All he wanted was to reunite with his dead adopted son, and he would no longer have any reason to be an antagonist if he met his goal. Adrian wanted to create an idealistic world, and though [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans he kills two people in the process]] ([[spoiler:Echo and Aster]]), the former willingly sacrificed herself and the latter started a Duel to protect the former, knowing the consequences of losing. Both are [[NeverFoundtheBody presumably]] killed by the far less sympathetic Yubel.

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Viper. All he wanted was to reunite with his dead adopted son, and he would no longer have any reason to be an antagonist if he met his goal. goal.
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Adrian wanted to create an idealistic world, and though [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans he kills two people in the process]] ([[spoiler:Echo and Aster]]), the former willingly sacrificed herself and the latter started a Duel to protect the former, knowing the consequences of losing. Both are [[NeverFoundtheBody presumably]] killed by the far less sympathetic Yubel.


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** Zane/Hell Kaiser. He's vicious and sadistic in Season 2, and his actions absolutely cannot be excused. On the other hand, he's ''eighteen'' and was [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured]] [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil into insanity]] in the Underground, having been lured into that environment during a [[DespairEventHorizon serious mental breakdown]] that resulted from a bad losing streak and no support system. He wasn't even told [[ElecticTorture what the collars did]] until ''after'' the first time they zapped him. And by Season 3, he's dying of a heart condition. He quits the {{Jerkass}} behavior in Season 4, but by then he's an IllBoy who spends the majority of his screen time in a hospital bed or wheelchair.
31st Dec '16 10:14:07 AM DrakeClawfang
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* InformedWrongness: A Season 1 episode features the one-shot character Mitsuo/Pierre, a gambler who uses cards that rely on coin tosses to trigger their effects, and uses Second Coin Toss to redo the toss if he fails to get the needed result. Alexis declares that the only reason he's winning the Duel with her is that he relies on Second Coin Toss to win his coin throws and without it he would have lost them all, and proceeds to destroy it and then attack for the win when he gets his last toss wrong. We're supposed to see him as a cheater and a coward, but his strategy is perfectly valid and worked very well. The only reason he lost is that he didn't use his monster's effect to try and inflict 1000 damage to Alexis, if he had done so and got it right, he would have just won in two turns.
* Dimitri in his Yugi impersonation. Despite Jaiden's claim that he can't be favored by the heart of the cards, he ''did'' manage to draw and use all of Yugi's ace monsters (save the god cards, who weren't in the deck), including one of the envoys, and while Jaiden wins for a lucky draw we don't see an actually unlucky draw from Dimitri, making the claims that the heart of the cards can't be with him quite hard to believe.

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* InformedWrongness: InformedWrongness:
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A Season 1 episode features the one-shot character Mitsuo/Pierre, a gambler who uses cards that rely on coin tosses to trigger their effects, and uses Second Coin Toss to redo the toss if he fails to get the needed result. Alexis declares that the only reason he's winning the Duel with her is that he relies on Second Coin Toss to win his coin throws and without it he would have lost them all, and proceeds to destroy it and then attack for the win when he gets his last toss wrong. We're supposed to see him as a cheater and a coward, but his strategy is perfectly valid and worked very well. The only reason he lost is that he didn't use his monster's effect to try and inflict 1000 damage to Alexis, if he had done so taken the risk and got it right, he would have just won in two turns.
* ** Dimitri in his Yugi impersonation. Despite Jaiden's Jaden's claim that he can't be favored by the heart of the cards, he ''did'' manage to draw and use all of Yugi's ace monsters (save the god cards, who weren't in the deck), monsters, including one of the envoys, and while Jaiden Jaden wins for a lucky draw we don't see an actually unlucky draw from Dimitri, making the claims that the heart of the cards can't be with him quite hard to believe.
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