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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.
30th Nov '16 11:30:32 AM Mantyf
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* 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.
25th Oct '16 8:56:21 AM GovernorExplosion
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* HilariousInHindsight: The [[TakehitoKoyasu voice actor]] for Takuma Saiou/Sartorius, the one who played Arcana Force XXI - The World in the GX cartoon, ended up voicing Dio Brando in the 2012 cartoon adaptation of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The [[TakehitoKoyasu voice actor]] for Takuma Saiou/Sartorius, the one who played Arcana Force XXI - The World in the GX cartoon, ended up voicing Dio Brando in the 2012 cartoon adaptation of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLOsSI8OhNo For those curious, here's every time he says Za Warudo.]]
17th Oct '16 1:32:19 PM Frem3
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** [[http://yuzuhiragay.tumblr.com/post/130773567575/yu-gi-oh-gx-episode-13-judai-plays-a-card-game This tumblr post]] for summing up just how different the GX anime became as it went on.

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** [[http://yuzuhiragay.[[http://gxdai.tumblr.com/post/130773567575/yu-gi-oh-gx-episode-13-judai-plays-a-card-game com/post/137183405785/yu-gi-oh-gx-episode-13-judai-plays-a-card-game This tumblr post]] for summing up just how different the GX anime became as it went on.
17th Oct '16 1:17:08 PM Frem3
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** [[spoiler:Despite having a very powerful deck, Darkness/Nightshroud has a rather poor showing against Jaden in his final duel with him.]]

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** [[spoiler:Despite having a very powerful deck, Darkness/Nightshroud has a rather poor showing against Jaden in his final duel Duel with him.]]



** In true series tradition. Jaden's deck focuses on Fusion, so count on him constantly fusing his E-HEROes in different ways never seen before, and the new one will do exactly what is needed to do to help him win. Not to mention all the E-HERO support cards that are just completely useless in real life due to how situational they are, but in the show Jaden pulls them out in instances that always let him win.

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** In true series tradition. Jaden's deck focuses on Fusion, so count on him constantly fusing his E-HEROes E-HEROES in different ways never seen before, and the new one will do exactly what is needed to do to help him win. Not to mention all the E-HERO support cards that are just completely useless in real life due to how situational they are, but in the show Jaden pulls them out in instances that always let him win.



** The duel in Episodes 153-155 appears to have been structured to mirror or strongly resemble a Jewish wedding, beginning with Magic Chronicle as Yubel's dowry and the ketubah (Jewish wedding contract) and ending with a "cracked glass" when Jaden manages to take back Super Fusion and [[spoiler: join his soul to Yubel's]], something he reveals only after the worlds start shaking apart and the window in Sheppard's office cracks and shatters. With the exception of a couple of Jaden's more convoluted turns, it's actually possible to trace every single turn back to the ceremony, in perfect sequence. The resemblance even continues after the duel--in a Jewish ceremony, the ceremony is complete when the bride and groom retire together, away from the guests (represented in this case by Syrus and Ojama Yellow). The German dub even adds a touch of its own, with Syrus commenting that "[Jaden] and Yubel are united among the stars".

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** The duel Duel in Episodes 153-155 appears to have been structured to mirror or strongly resemble a Jewish wedding, beginning with Magic Chronicle as Yubel's dowry and the ketubah (Jewish wedding contract) and ending with a "cracked glass" when Jaden manages to take back Super Fusion and [[spoiler: join his soul to Yubel's]], something he reveals only after the worlds start shaking apart and the window in Sheppard's office cracks and shatters. With the exception of a couple of Jaden's more convoluted turns, it's actually possible to trace every single turn back to the ceremony, in perfect sequence. The resemblance even continues after the duel--in Duel--in a Jewish ceremony, the ceremony is complete when the bride and groom retire together, away from the guests (represented in this case by Syrus and Ojama Yellow). The German dub even adds a touch of its own, with Syrus commenting that "[Jaden] and Yubel are united among the stars".



* 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.
* 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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* 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 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.
* 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 Duel to protect the former, knowing the consequences of losing. Both are [[NeverFoundtheBody presumably]] killed by the far less sympathetic Yubel.



** From the manga, Jesse's '[[DissonantSerenity It]] [[BlatantLies was]] [[NightmareFuel a happy duel]]'.

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** From the manga, Jesse's '[[DissonantSerenity It]] [[BlatantLies was]] [[NightmareFuel a happy duel]]'.Duel]]'.



** Zane Truesdale in the second season crosses the line after donning his Hell Kaiser persona when he electrocutes and almost kills his little brother Syrus in a duel, never giving a damn about doing that, only about winning.

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** Zane Truesdale in the second season crosses the line after donning his Hell Kaiser persona when he electrocutes and almost kills his little brother Syrus in a duel, Duel, never giving a damn about doing that, only about winning.



* OneSceneWonder: For the dub. He may only have two episodes and is a minor character who never appears again, but the usage of the original series themes and cards, the genuinely good duel he gave Jaden, and of course Marc Thompson's NarmCharm impersonation of Dan Green's LargeHam voice acting, make Dimitri far more memorable than a lot of other characters with larger roles.

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* OneSceneWonder: For the dub. He may only have two episodes and is a minor character who never appears again, but the usage of the original series themes and cards, the genuinely good duel Duel he gave Jaden, and of course Marc Thompson's NarmCharm impersonation of Dan Green's LargeHam voice acting, make Dimitri far more memorable than a lot of other characters with larger roles.



* RootingForTheEmpire: Yeah, Chazz is technically the "bad guy" whenever he's dueling Jaden, but by God, so many people just want to see him come out on top for once!
* SuperlativeDub: Episode 18 and 19 with Dimitri, the copycat duelist. In the original, Dimitri was just himself and only decided he ''was'' Yugi towards the end of the Duel, but in the dub Dimitri acts like he's Yugi all along. What ''really'' sells the episode though is the absolutely [[NarmCharm Narmtastic]] impersonation of Dan Green's Yami Yugi that Marc Thompson delivers, taking Green's LargeHam, cranking it up, and giving a few lighthearted jabs at his mannerisms and catchphrases. The dub also re-uses parts of the original dub soundtrack as further nostalgia fuel when Dimitri makes his moves.

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* RootingForTheEmpire: Yeah, Chazz is technically the "bad guy" whenever he's dueling Dueling Jaden, but by God, so many people just want to see him come out on top for once!
* SuperlativeDub: Episode 18 and 19 with Dimitri, the copycat duelist.Duelist. In the original, Dimitri was just himself and only decided he ''was'' Yugi towards the end of the Duel, but in the dub Dimitri acts like he's Yugi all along. What ''really'' sells the episode though is the absolutely [[NarmCharm Narmtastic]] impersonation of Dan Green's Yami Yugi that Marc Thompson delivers, taking Green's LargeHam, cranking it up, and giving a few lighthearted jabs at his mannerisms and catchphrases. The dub also re-uses parts of the original dub soundtrack as further nostalgia fuel when Dimitri makes his moves.



** A bit of a mean one that nonetheless works -- the monkey duelist being trained by Kaiba Corp in Season 1 was named "Sal" in the Japanese version, meaning [[FunWithAcronyms "Super Animal Learning"]]. The dub renamed it "Wheeler", after one of Kaiba's favorite insults for Joey, "dueling monkey".

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** A bit of a mean one that nonetheless works -- the monkey duelist Duelist being trained by Kaiba Corp in Season 1 was named "Sal" in the Japanese version, meaning [[FunWithAcronyms "Super Animal Learning"]]. The dub renamed it "Wheeler", after one of Kaiba's favorite insults for Joey, "dueling "Dueling monkey".
17th Oct '16 1:13:05 PM Frem3
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* AccidentalInnuendo: In the original, Edo (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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* AccidentalInnuendo: In the original, Edo original Japanese, Aster (having the D-Hero 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.



** Yubel gets shunted off to the side a lot in the English-speaking fandom, but they (and their relationship with Juudai) appear fairly popular in Japanese fan art. Part of this is likely because their motivation was degraded from a sadomasochistic view of love to just being a PsychopathicManchild.

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** Yubel gets shunted off to the side a lot in the English-speaking fandom, but they (and their relationship with Juudai) Jaden) appear fairly popular in Japanese fan art. Part of this is likely because their motivation was degraded from a sadomasochistic view of love to just being a PsychopathicManchild.



** Despite having a prior episode of build-up as "the ultimate D card" and being a fusion of his two strongest monsters, Edo's Destiny End Dragoon hits the field at the end of the turn, does nothing, and is KO'd the next turn and Manjoume then KO'd Edo.
** [[spoiler:Despite having a very powerful deck, Darkness has a rather poor showing against Judai in his final duel with him.]]

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** Despite having a prior episode of build-up as "the ultimate D card" and being a fusion of his two strongest monsters, Edo's Aster's Destiny End Dragoon hits the field at the end of the turn, does nothing, and is KO'd the next turn and Manjoume Chazz then KO'd Edo.Aster.
** [[spoiler:Despite having a very powerful deck, Darkness Darkness/Nightshroud has a rather poor showing against Judai Jaden in his final duel with him.]]



** In true series tradition. Judai's deck focuses on Fusion, so count on him constantly fusing his E-Heroes in different ways never seen before, and the new one will do exactly what is needed to do to help him win. Not to mention all the E-Hero support cards that are just completely useless in real life due to how situational they are, but in the show Judai pulls them out in instances that always let him win.
* AuthorsSavingThrow: Season 3 gave most of Judai's friends fairly unflattering treatment, with most either becoming a Duel Zombie in the first alternate dimension or "dying" in the second, while [[CreatorsPet Johan]] 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 Johan is shipped off back to his own school for most of the season.
* BadassDecay: Manjoume in Season 3.
** Misawa in the second season.
** In their first appearance, Sacred Beasts/Phantom Demons 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:Amon]] brushes even ''Armityle'' aside.
* BaseBreakingCharacter: Johan. 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.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: In episode 20, while Judai, Sho, and Hayato are scrubbing each other's backs, [[https://24.media.tumblr.com/05f0eec3d86e2f5d6b150e6b07dc92fa/tumblr_n49j43vtkE1s9gsu0o4_500.png Judai would then realize that he's scrubbing a bear's back]] while the bear scrubs a seal. That hilarious incident was never mentioned since, and it was also cut from the dub due to partial nudity.

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** In true series tradition. Judai's Jaden's deck focuses on Fusion, so count on him constantly fusing his E-Heroes E-HEROes in different ways never seen before, and the new one will do exactly what is needed to do to help him win. Not to mention all the E-Hero E-HERO support cards that are just completely useless in real life due to how situational they are, but in the show Judai Jaden pulls them out in instances that always let him win.
* AuthorsSavingThrow: Season 3 gave most of Judai's 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 Johan]] 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 Johan Jesse is shipped off back to his own school for most of the season.
* BadassDecay: Manjoume Chazz in Season 3.
** Misawa Bastion in the second season.
** In their first appearance, Sacred Beasts/Phantom Demons 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 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:Amon]] [[spoiler:Adrian]] brushes even ''Armityle'' aside.
* BaseBreakingCharacter: Johan.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.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: In episode Episode 20, while Judai, Sho, Jaden, Syrus, and Hayato Chumley are scrubbing each other's backs, [[https://24.media.tumblr.com/05f0eec3d86e2f5d6b150e6b07dc92fa/tumblr_n49j43vtkE1s9gsu0o4_500.png Judai Jaden would then realize that he's scrubbing a bear's back]] while the bear scrubs a seal. That hilarious incident was never mentioned since, and it was also cut from the dub due to partial nudity.



** The series itself. Fans of it cited the DeconstructorFleet and AffectionateParody route it took, well-rounded characters and a tone that progressively got DarkerAndEdgier. Detractors cited the poor pacing, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot rushed storylines]], large Filler at the beginning (the first major antagonist only made an appearance at episode ''29''), [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter under]][[PutOnABus used]] [[SpotlightStealingSquad cast]], and [[BrokenBase controversial season 4]].

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** The series itself. Fans of it cited the DeconstructorFleet and AffectionateParody route it took, well-rounded characters and a tone that progressively got DarkerAndEdgier. Detractors cited the poor pacing, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot rushed storylines]], large Filler filler at the beginning (the first major antagonist only made an appearance at episode in Episode ''29''), [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter under]][[PutOnABus used]] [[SpotlightStealingSquad cast]], and [[BrokenBase controversial season Season 4]].



* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Most of the second half of Season 3 elicited this reaction from some viewers. The only characters that remain likable are Ojama Yellow, Jim, Austin/Axel, and to an extent, Sho/Syrus after the latter overcame his doubt.
* DieForOurShip: Asuka is subjected to this from some shippers who pair Judai, her canonical crush, with anyone other than her (aforementioned "some shippers" are often {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s).
* DracoInLeatherPants: Hell Kaiser.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Most of the second half of Season 3 elicited this reaction from some viewers. The only characters that remain likable are Ojama Yellow, Jim, Austin/Axel, Axel, and to an extent, Sho/Syrus Syrus after the latter overcame his doubt.
* DieForOurShip: Asuka Alexis is subjected to this from some shippers who pair Judai, Jaden, her canonical crush, with anyone other than her (aforementioned "some shippers" are often {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s).
* DracoInLeatherPants: Hell Kaiser.Kaiser/Zane Truesdale.



** Daitokuji-sensei appears to have a small following, given that he was the most prominent teacher aside from {{Jerkass}} Chronos and an unfailing NiceGuy. [[spoiler:The reveals about him being another Shadow Rider added to this, and he stuck around after death as a result.]]

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** Daitokuji-sensei Professor Banner appears to have a small following, given that he was the most prominent teacher aside from {{Jerkass}} Chronos Crowler and an unfailing NiceGuy. [[spoiler:The reveals about him being another Shadow Rider added to this, and he stuck around after death as a result.]]



** Hell Kaiser Ryo, Possessed Johan, Darkness Fubuki, The Supreme King.
** The ladies have less to offer, but there's still the Seven Star Camula.

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** Hell Kaiser Ryo, Kaiser/Zane, Possessed Johan, Darkness Fubuki, Jesse, Darkness/Nightshroud Atticus and The Supreme King.
** The ladies have less to offer, but there's still the Seven Star Shadow Rider vampire Camula.



* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Remember the fun Juudai and the gang had about Sho's card crush on [[DarkMagicalGirl Dark Magician Girl]]? Flip it around, add in StalkerWithACrush tendencies, and throw in a pinch of NightmareFuel, and you have the premise for Season 3.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Remember the fun Juudai Jaden and the gang had about Sho's Syrus' card crush on [[DarkMagicalGirl Dark Magician Girl]]? Flip it around, add in StalkerWithACrush tendencies, and throw in a pinch of NightmareFuel, and you have the premise for Season 3.



** The duel in Episodes 153-155 appears to have been structured to mirror or strongly resemble a Jewish wedding, beginning with Magic Chronicle as Yubel's dowry and the ketubah (Jewish wedding contract) and ending with a "cracked glass" when Juudai manages to take back Super Fusion and [[spoiler: join his soul to Yubel's]], something he reveals only after the worlds start shaking apart and the window in Samejima's office cracks and shatters. With the exception of a couple of Juudai's more convoluted turns, it's actually possible to trace every single turn back to the ceremony, in perfect sequence. The resemblance even continues after the duel--in a Jewish ceremony, the ceremony is complete when the bride and groom retire together, away from the guests (represented in this case by Sho and Ojama Yellow). The German dub even adds a touch of its own, with Syrus commenting that "[Jaden] and Yubel are united among the stars".

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** The duel in Episodes 153-155 appears to have been structured to mirror or strongly resemble a Jewish wedding, beginning with Magic Chronicle as Yubel's dowry and the ketubah (Jewish wedding contract) and ending with a "cracked glass" when Juudai Jaden manages to take back Super Fusion and [[spoiler: join his soul to Yubel's]], something he reveals only after the worlds start shaking apart and the window in Samejima's Sheppard's office cracks and shatters. With the exception of a couple of Juudai's Jaden's more convoluted turns, it's actually possible to trace every single turn back to the ceremony, in perfect sequence. The resemblance even continues after the duel--in a Jewish ceremony, the ceremony is complete when the bride and groom retire together, away from the guests (represented in this case by Sho Syrus and Ojama Yellow). The German dub even adds a touch of its own, with Syrus commenting that "[Jaden] and Yubel are united among the stars".



* GrowingTheBeard: Season 3 for Judai's CharacterDevelopment, better pacing, and an overall darker tone.
* HilariousInHindsight: The [[TakehitoKoyasu voice actor]] for Takuma Saiou, the one who played Arcana Force XXI - The World in the GX cartoon, ended up voicing Dio Brando in the 2012 cartoon adaptation of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.
* 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. Asuka 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 Mitsuo 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 Asuka, if he had done so and got it right, he would have just won in two turns.
* JerkassWoobie: Cobra. 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. Amon wanted to create an idealistic world, and though [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans he kills two people in the process]] ([[spoiler:Echo and Ed]]), 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.
** Camula may count, She's the [[LastOfHisKind Last]] of a race of Vampires that were wiped out hundreds of years ago by humans who attacked them unprovoked and she sealed herself in a coffin to survive and waited for eons to be freed. She seeks to restore her Race but she sacrifices The Souls of those she defeats in Duels to do so.
* LauncherOfAThousandShips: Judai. Also Asuka, being the only major, non-jailbait female protagonist. This is the guy who doesn't know [[ObliviousToLove what a fiancée is]], let alone know [[ChasteHero how to have sex]]. Ironically, Judai/Asuka lemons tend to be [[PornWithoutPlot exceptionally graphic]].

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* GrowingTheBeard: Season 3 for Judai's Jaden's CharacterDevelopment, better pacing, and an overall darker tone.
* HilariousInHindsight: The [[TakehitoKoyasu voice actor]] for Takuma Saiou, Saiou/Sartorius, the one who played Arcana Force XXI - The World in the GX cartoon, ended up voicing Dio Brando in the 2012 cartoon adaptation of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.
* 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. Asuka 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 Mitsuo 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 Asuka, Alexis, if he had done so and got it right, he would have just won in two turns.
* JerkassWoobie: Cobra.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. Amon Adrian wanted to create an idealistic world, and though [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans he kills two people in the process]] ([[spoiler:Echo and Ed]]), 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.
** Camula may count, She's the [[LastOfHisKind Last]] of a race of Vampires vampires that were wiped out hundreds of years ago by humans who attacked them unprovoked and she sealed herself in a coffin to survive and waited for eons to be freed. She seeks to restore her Race race but she sacrifices The Souls of those she defeats in Duels to do so.
* LauncherOfAThousandShips: Judai. Jaden. Also Asuka, Alexis, being the only major, non-jailbait female protagonist. This is the guy who doesn't know [[ObliviousToLove what a fiancée is]], let alone know [[ChasteHero how to have sex]]. Ironically, Judai/Asuka Jaden/Alexis lemons tend to be [[PornWithoutPlot exceptionally graphic]].



** From the manga, Johan's '[[DissonantSerenity It]] [[BlatantLies was]] [[NightmareFuel a happy duel]]'.

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** From the manga, Johan's Jesse's '[[DissonantSerenity It]] [[BlatantLies was]] [[NightmareFuel a happy duel]]'.



** Asuka/Alexis was a {{Deconstruction}} of MsFanservice, she was annoyed by how people saw her as an attractive girl and wanted to be seen as a person and a duelist instead of just a pretty face. However, fans don't care for that -- haters bash her as being a slut due to her appearance and outfit, while others ignore her personality because it's counter-productive to {{Shipping}} and [[PornWithoutPlot porn]].
* {{Moe}}: Rei, and her Maiden in Love monster from her first appearance.
* {{Mondegreen}}: Oh 4Kids...their dub of episode 154 will forever haunt them. The filter voice they put on Yubel distorted her voice so oddly that, at one point, she ended up sounding like she dropped an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4sDFMPmLWY F-bomb]] when she says ''fight''.

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** Asuka/Alexis Alexis was a {{Deconstruction}} of MsFanservice, she was annoyed by how people saw her as an attractive girl and wanted to be seen as a person and a duelist Duelist instead of just a pretty face. However, fans don't care for that -- haters bash her as being a slut due to her appearance and outfit, while others ignore her personality because it's counter-productive to {{Shipping}} and [[PornWithoutPlot porn]].
* {{Moe}}: Rei, Blair, and her Maiden in Love monster from her first appearance.
* {{Mondegreen}}: Oh 4Kids... their dub of episode Episode 154 will forever haunt them. The filter voice they put on Yubel distorted her voice so oddly that, at one point, she ended up sounding like she dropped an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4sDFMPmLWY F-bomb]] when she says ''fight''.



** Zane Truesdale (Ryo Marufuji) in the second season crosses the line after donning his Dark Kaiser persona when he electrocutes and almost kills his little brother Syrus (Shou) in a duel, never giving a damn about doing that, only about winning.
** Amon when he sacrifices Echo and apparently kills Aster to obtain Exodia.
** Yubel at every attempt in the 3rd Season with Jaden.
* {{Narm}}: [=4Kids'=] attempts to invoke NeverSayDie reach truly ludicrous levels in Season 3, when defeated duelists are "sent to the stars," and characters repeatedly use the phrase verbatim as a threat. There are any number of other things they could have gone with, including the old stand-by "send them to the Shadow Realm," but they chose that one.

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** Zane Truesdale (Ryo Marufuji) in the second season crosses the line after donning his Dark Hell Kaiser persona when he electrocutes and almost kills his little brother Syrus (Shou) in a duel, never giving a damn about doing that, only about winning.
** Amon Adrian when he sacrifices Echo and apparently kills Aster to obtain Exodia.
** Yubel at every attempt in the 3rd Season third season with Jaden.
* {{Narm}}: [=4Kids'=] attempts to invoke NeverSayDie reach truly ludicrous levels in Season 3, when defeated duelists Duelists are "sent to the stars," stars", and characters repeatedly use the phrase verbatim as a threat. There are any number of other things they could have gone with, including the old stand-by "send them to the Shadow Realm," but they chose that one.



** Brron, who is...some kind of semi-human-only-not-really skeleton...thing.

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** Brron, who is... some kind of semi-human-only-not-really skeleton...skeleton... thing.



** Darkness, with his MindRape and GrimReaper-eque form.

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** Darkness, Darkness/Nightshroud, with his MindRape and GrimReaper-eque form.



* ReplacementScrappy: Judai compared to Yami Yugi as the heroes of their respective series. Judai is pretty much as different a character from Yami Yugi as could be imagined; while Yami Yugi was stoic, serious, and intelligent, Judai is goofy, easy-going, and stupid. Factor in his E-HERO deck being Scrappies for fans of the dueling, and Judai was not very liked ([[AmericansHateTingle among Western audiences, anyway]]). Until ''[=ZeXal=]'' it was often joked Judai is the worst ''Yu-Gi-Oh'' protagonist.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Once again, Judai, for his CharacterDevelopment during the second half of Season 3, his manga incarnation, and his nature-themed E-HERO deck.

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* ReplacementScrappy: Judai Jaden compared to Yami Yugi as the heroes of their respective series. Judai Jaden is pretty much as different a character from Yami Yugi as could be imagined; while Yami Yugi was stoic, serious, and intelligent, Judai Jaden is goofy, easy-going, and stupid. Factor in his E-HERO deck being Scrappies for fans of the dueling, and Judai Jaden was not very liked ([[AmericansHateTingle among Western audiences, anyway]]). Until ''[=ZeXal=]'' ''[=Zexal=]'' it was often joked Judai Jaden is the worst ''Yu-Gi-Oh'' protagonist.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Once again, Judai, Jaden, for his CharacterDevelopment during the second half of Season 3, his manga incarnation, and his nature-themed E-HERO deck.



* SuperlativeDub: Episode 18 and 19 with Dimitri, the copycat duelist. In the original Dimitri was just Dimitri and only decided he ''was'' Yugi towards the end of the duel, but in the dub Dimitri acts like he's Yugi all along. What ''really'' sells the episode though is the absolutely [[NarmCharm Narmtastic]] impersonation of Dan Green's Yami Yugi that Marc Thompson delivers, taking Green's LargeHam, cranking it up, and giving a few lighthearted jabs at his mannerisms and catchphrases. The dub also re-uses parts of the original dub soundtrack as further nostalgia fuel when Dimitri makes his moves.
** In season 2, the dub keeps Aster's father's fate a mystery until the final confrontation between Aster and his stepfather. In the original, Aster knows he's dead from the beginning, but in the dub he disappears the same night he was robbed of his best card, and Aster searches for him for the majority of the season. This ultimately ''adds'' to the horror when it's revealed his soul has been swallowed by D-HERO Plasma, and the [[NightmareFuel nightmarish sequence]] that results is completely unedited.

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* SuperlativeDub: Episode 18 and 19 with Dimitri, the copycat duelist. In the original original, Dimitri was just Dimitri himself and only decided he ''was'' Yugi towards the end of the duel, Duel, but in the dub Dimitri acts like he's Yugi all along. What ''really'' sells the episode though is the absolutely [[NarmCharm Narmtastic]] impersonation of Dan Green's Yami Yugi that Marc Thompson delivers, taking Green's LargeHam, cranking it up, and giving a few lighthearted jabs at his mannerisms and catchphrases. The dub also re-uses parts of the original dub soundtrack as further nostalgia fuel when Dimitri makes his moves.
** In season Season 2, the dub keeps Aster's father's fate a mystery until the final confrontation between Aster and his stepfather. In the original, Aster knows he's dead from the beginning, but in the dub he disappears the same night he was robbed of his best card, and Aster searches for him for the majority of the season. This ultimately ''adds'' to the horror when it's revealed his soul has been swallowed by D-HERO Plasma, and the [[NightmareFuel nightmarish sequence]] that results is completely unedited.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: One of the more prominent issues with the series is that ultimately, Judai has to solve all the conflicts on his own. His friends will generally at best do nothing against the antagonists and at worst get worfed so Judai can beat the antagonist later.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: One of the more prominent issues with the series is that ultimately, Judai Jaden has to solve all the conflicts on his own. His friends will generally at best do nothing against the antagonists and at worst get worfed so Judai Jaden can beat the antagonist later.



** Johan is a ChosenOne, but of what? [[FridgeBrilliance Possibly of the Crystal Beasts...]]
** What was Yubel during the twenty episode absence after possessing Johan but before confronting Juudai?

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** Johan Jesse is a ChosenOne, but of what? [[FridgeBrilliance Possibly of the Crystal Beasts...]]
** What was Yubel during the twenty episode absence after possessing Johan Jesse but before confronting Juudai?Jaden?



** What were [[spoiler: Judai and Yubel off doing after they fused?]] It's implied that Judai was gone for quite a while (enough for most people to think that he was gone for good), so what were they doing?

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** What were [[spoiler: Judai Jaden and Yubel off doing after they fused?]] It's implied that Judai Jaden was gone for quite a while (enough for most people to think that he was gone for good), so what were they doing?



** While the concept wasn't really wasted, the history of the Sacred Beasts/Phantom Demons is not explored at all, such as how evil versions of the God Cards were created and how they got sealed under the island.
** It's mostly based on the video games but a lot of people would prefer if Rei used Lightsworns instead of her current deck considering how much better the deck is.

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** While the concept wasn't really wasted, the history of the Sacred Beasts/Phantom Demons Phantom Demons/Sacred Beasts is not explored at all, such as how evil versions of the God Cards were created and how they got sealed under the island.
** It's mostly based on the video games but a lot of people would prefer if Rei Blair used Lightsworns instead of her current deck considering how much better the deck is.



** The "Bio Bands" and "Survival Duels" in the dub were known as ''"Death Belts"'' and ''"Disclosure (seems benign, until you realize it's a pun on the Japanese pronunciation of death) Duels''". (called Dis-Duels in ''Tag Force 2''). God knows why the faculty weren't tipped off to the true nature of Cobra's actions when he pitched the idea in that version.

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** The "Bio Bands" and "Survival Duels" in the dub were known as ''"Death Belts"'' and ''"Disclosure (seems benign, until you realize it's a pun on the Japanese pronunciation of death) Duels''". (called Dis-Duels in ''Tag Force 2''). God knows why the faculty weren't tipped off to the true nature of Cobra's Viper's actions when he pitched the idea in that version.
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