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[[caption-width-right:310:Yuya Sakaki and his Pendulum Monsters]]

-->''"The fun's just getting started!"''

The fifth series in the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' franchise, which first aired on April 6, 2014. ("Arc-V" is a double pun: it literally means "Story Arc 5", but the "V" shape also refers to the arc of a pendulum.)

In the world of ''Arc-V'', significant developments in [[HardLight hard-light technology]] have given birth to "Action Duels": a new form of sports entertainment where Duelists fight alongside their monsters in spectacular fantasy arenas and aim to win the crowd as well as the fight.

Yuya Sakaki [[KidHero is an eighth-grader]] who aims to follow in the footsteps of his DisappearedDad and become the most popular Entertainment Duelist in the world. When [[OrphansPlotTrinket the pendulum pendant he received from his father]] suddenly begins to glow during a televised exhibition match, Yuya unlocks the incredible power of Pendulum Summoning: a unknown form of Summoning that could be Yuya's big break into showbiz... or lead to a whole heap of unwanted trouble.

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!!This show provides examples of:
* TheAbridgedSeries: There's already one, and you can watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0iSV0hxfHU here]]
* ActionGirl: Yuzu, like Yuya, is a duelist in training, and proves it in the second episode [[spoiler:when she actually ''defeats'' him in their duel]].
* AmateurCast: With [[Creator/KenshoOno only]] [[Main/YoshimasaHosoya three]] [[Main/MieSonozaki exceptions]], the whole cast is composed by new, relatively unknow voice actors.
* AnimeHair: Like his predecessors in the previous Yu-Gi-Oh! shows, Yuya has crazy-looking hair, though it's somewhat subdued compared to past examples.
** The hair style itself isn't too bad, kinda like Jaden's. The crazy part comes from his hair colors; half of it is red and the other half is green.
* AttackBackfire: The duel between Shingo and [[spoiler: The Dark Duelist.]] [[spoiler: The Dark Duelist]] starts off by setting five Spell/Trap Cards. Shingo takes the bait and, using a new deck he made, sends all of them to the graveyard. This allows [[spoiler: The Dark Duelist]] to win the duel, via Spell and Trap Cards with effects that activate from the Graveyard.
* AudienceSurrogate: Tatsuya, Futoshi and Ayu are the youngest students in You Show Duel School and need to be explained many things; like the difference between levels and ranks or the conditions of certain effects. Extra points for being an In-Universe audience for most of the duels.
* {{Badass}}: Sora, despite being, like, ''12 years old''. [[spoiler:He beat up Shingo and his friends in an instant. He also went freaking ninja on us on episode 6.]]
* BerserkButton: Threatening the You Show Dueling School is this to Yuya, as this was the school his father set up.
* BigBad: The LDS as a whole is shaping into one.
** BigBadDuumvirate: The Presidents of LDS and Leo Corp., Himika Akaba and her son Reiji Akaba.
** BiggerBad: [[spoiler:The Dark Duelist hints the existence of one, in the form of Academia.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:In episode 4, when Yuzu and the kids finally fall, Yuya has his newly returned Pendulum Monsters rescue them.]]
* BladeBrake: In episode 9, Yuya uses his Entermate Sword Fish to catch himself when he falls.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Yuya and Yuzu, whenever he makes her mad and she hits him with her fan.
* BrattyHalfPint: Yuya is the only one immune to Sora's cute face and the only one that sees him as the annoying kid he is during episodes 5 and 6. Later episodes have characters previously enamored with Sora's cuteness being clearly annoyed to his actions.
* BrokenPedestal:
** In episode 2, after finding out that Pendulum Summoning requires special cards, most of his fans begin thinking of him as a cheater.
** Many think the same of Yuya's father. He was the Champion and went missing three years prior to the series' start on the night of the Championship match, and is now thought of as a coward.
* ButtMonkey: Shingo has lost both of his two on-screen duels despite painting himself as a great duelist. Whenever he tries to brag, people either don't listen him, cut him off, or chew him out for his small talk being used to cover his incompetence whilst acting like a brat for losing.
* CatchPhrase: Yuya's "The fun's just getting started!", Noboru's "Unforgivable, This is unforgivable, person name" and Futoshi's "I have shivers!"
* TheChessmaster: Himika Akaba, little to no question. In her first appearance, she uses Sawatari's loss to her advantage. She quickly sets up a school match between her school and You Show, with the bet that if her group won, You Show will be taken over by LDS, and if they win, they'll drop the charges of Yuya attacking Sawatari. This allowed her to repair her school's reputation, gain further control of the Dueling world, gain control of the Pendulum Summoning method while also studying Yuya to boot. And if they lose, they really don't lose anything, to say nothing of the fact that because it's three one on one matches, even if Yuya wins, he can't turn the tables for his fellow Duelists, especially as LDS has a monopoly on all advanced Summoning methods.
* ChildhoodFriends: Yuya and Yuzu. This is the reason why [[spoiler: Yuzu meeting The Dark Duelist disturbs her so much. He looks like Yuya, making her question just how much does she really know about her best friend.]]
* CoatCape: Yuya likes to wear his jacket this way. [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes It never seems to fall away from him, even in situations were it reasonably should, like when he's performing all his acrobatic stunts]].
* CombatPragmatist: Yuya's Dueling style is this. He Summons a speedy animal and runs around to find Action Cards, allowing him to disable his opponents attacks and such.
* ConspicuousCG: Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon. Yuya is also made in CG whenever he's riding this monster.
* CoolBigSis: Yuzu acts this way to the younger students of You Show Duel School.
* TheConspiracy: LDS has restricted advance Summoning techniques and cards (Synchro, Fusion, and XYZ) to only their top students and not the general public. They also control almost all Duel Schools around the world as a means to achieve some kind of goal.
* CorruptBureaucrat: The only thing Shingo's father cared about was his election. He only wants to capture Yuya because [[spoiler:Shingo's loss damaged his reputation.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Yuya has red eyes, which matches with most of his hair.
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Sora plays his cuteness to the hilt, charming the pants off of Yuya's mother, friends, and teachers alike.
* {{Determinator}}: Enforced. Arc-V's main theme is "Take a step forward with courage!!".
* DeusExMachina: Yuya gets to win his duel with Reiji and save You Show Duel.[[spoiler:...because out of nowhere Himika got a call concerning someone called Marco and just when Reiji was about to initiate his winning turn, he steps out and gives the victory to Yuya.]]
* DifferentInEveryEpisode: Before each action duel, a sequence plays out where various characters introduce the concept, with different animation and characters each time it's done.
* DisappearedDad: Yuya's father Yusho was a popular Duelist, but three years ago, he no-showed an event and hasn't been seen since. Mentioning anything about his father is one of the only times Yuya ''won't'' be smiling.
* DragonRider: Yuya can ride his Odd-Eyes Dragon and Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon in Action Duels.
* EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler:The Dark Duelist, who closely resembles Yuya. Though whether he's actually ''evil'' is anyone's guess.]]
** [[spoiler:But Dark Rebellion XYZ Dragon is one to Odd Eyes Pendulum Dragon. Having their summoning method as the third word in their name,the same attack and defense points. But having mirrored poses, Dark Rebellion's card background is a dark starry sky while Odd Eye's is a bright starry sky.]]
* EvilKnockoff[=/=]FlawedPrototype: [[spoiler:Reiji created his own Pendulum monsters, with just the research he did on Yuya and his own experience with pendulum summoning [[TheManBehindTheMan through Sawatari]]. Still, these copies are not perfect and they sometime malfunction.]]
* ExplosiveInstrumentation: In the first episode, Yuzu loses her temper and pounds on a keyboard, which damages the school's Solid Vision system and forces them to get a replacement
* FireIceLightning:
** Odd-Eyes Dragon: "Spiral Flame!"
** Möbius the Frigid Ice Monarch: "Blizzard Destruction!"
** Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon: "Treasonous Lightning Disobey!"
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** Sora discards Fusion Recovery early on in his Duel with Yuya, a card that would only be useful in a deck with at least one Fusion Monster. This hints at his Des-Toy Scissor Bear.
** [[spoiler: Sacred Pleiades, Gem-Knight Master Dia, and XX-Saber Gottoms, the ace monsters of the LDS Extra Deck course representatives, all appear in Strong Ishijima's commercial in episode 1.]]
* FreezeFrameBonus: After Yuya bumps into Noboru in the first episode and takes off his goggles, you can see tears in his eyes. Hinting at his stepford smiler personality.
* FunPersonified: Yuya lives to entertain people and bring smiles to their faces.
* GameBreaker: Invoked with Pendulum Summoning [[note]]Place two Pendulum Monsters in the two Pendulum Zones, and you can Summon as many Monsters from your Hand as you want at the same time, provided the Levels of the Monsters are between the left and right Scales of your respective left and right Pendulum Monsters. You don't even sacrifice the Monsters in the Pendulum Zone; in fact, they have special Pendulum Effects that only activate from the Pendulum Zone.[[/note]], which many characters in ''Arc-V'' consider to be akin to cheating, but by general Yu-Gi-Oh standards, it's nothing groundbreaking considering Yu-Gi-Oh protagonists are constantly capable of bringing out the Monster variety of their choice ([[Anime/YugiohGX Fusions for Jaden]], [[Anime/Yugioh5Ds Synchros for Yusei]], [[Anime/YugiohZexal and Xyz for Yuma]]) at basically any point anyway.
** The groundbreaking aspect of Pendulum Summoning may come from the fact that it allows you to summon several monsters at once, where past protagonists would typically bring out only their signature beast that might be supported by another weaker monster. As Yuuya only really has one big body in Odd Eyes Pendulum Dragon, it does not seem as broken when he plays the mechanic.
* GenreSavvy:
** Sora knew that Yuya could cancel out his Trap Card's effect, so he set two of the same card and used the other when the first was negated, making him one of the few characters in the the entire franchise to run more than one copy of a single card in his deck.
** Similarly, when Yuya tries to make Hokuto's Constellar Pleiades run out of overlay units, Hokuto simply summons another.
* GirlishPigtails: Yuzu wears her hair in this style, complete with blue barrettes.
* GogglesDoNothing: Yuya's goggles don't seem to have any practical purpose, though he does use them to hide his feelings.
* GotMeDoingIt: After being defeated by Yuya, in episode 7 Shingo seems to have adopted some of his hamminess, even as his minions [[LampshadeHanging comment]] on it he can be heard in the background saying: [[BorrowedCatchphrase "Ladies and Gentelmen!"]] while making a bunch of dramatic gestures.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Yuya uses Entermate Monsters, which are animals wearing shirts and top hats like they are performing in a cartoon circus. A fitting deck for someone who loves to entertain people.
* HallOfMirrors: While dueling Masumi in a "Crystal Corridor", Yuzu bumps into an Action Card's reflection while trying to get to it, and loses because she can't get to the real one in time.
* HardLight: The Leo Corporation has invented "Solid Vision with mass", allowing anyone to interact with the Duel Monster holograms. This is part of what makes Action Duels so popular.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Yuya beats Shingo with a card Shingo gave him as an insult.]]
* HotBlooded: Shuzou Hiragi. He screams Hot Blooded literally and wears clothes with flames on it.
* IdenticalStranger: [[spoiler:The Dark Duelist resembles Yuya so much that Yuzu is still confused is as to if it's Yuya.]]
* IdiotBall: Invoked in some of Yuya's dueling opponents, likely due to the fact that like all main Yu-Gi-Oh characters, Yuya [[PlotArmor needs to win most, if not, all of his important duels]].
** It's shown very clearly that Shingo has a copy of "Breakthrough Skill" in his Hand, which would have negated at least one of the effects Yuya used throughout the Duel, particularly at points where Yuya could have lost or where Shingo could have lost. Pride is Shingo's FatalFlaw though, and he's later insulted by [[spoiler: the Dark Duelist]] for bad duelling skills.
** Yuya himself tends to do this a lot when he isn't thinking straight, which happens increasingly often. If he doesn't Pendulum Summon, he'll leave a monster on the field with little protection whatsoever. Notably averted in his Duel against Reiji, where he does this, but makes sure to leave sufficient protection. Though unlike the Shinjo example, Yuya is not actually shown to have cards to protect himself, such as previous protagonists with Mirror Force, Hero Barrier, Scrap-Iron Scarecrow, Half-Unbreak or similar cards.
* IdiotHero: Even accounting for unfamiliarity with it, there's no way it should have taken someone with average deductive abilities so long to replicate Pendulum Summoning as it took Yuya, especially not if they reviewed recordings of Yuya's duel as he himself did. Nonetheless, Yuya somehow takes nearly ''three hundred'' Duels to successfully perform another Pendulum Summon.
* InsufferableGenius: Hokuto Shijima. He is the favorite to win the Championship and the ace of the Xyz course, but he is overall arrogant and cruel.
** Eita Kyuando, a quiz master who's completely obnoxious. The only reason he isn't worse then Hokuto (who has his PetTheDog moments) is that he hasn't tried to physically harm Yuya yet.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Yuya's ace, Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon. Which is odd, as the Monster with the "X-Eyes Y Dragon" name format is usually the rival's ace instead of the main character's.
** And the ace of The Dark Duelist, Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Yuzu calls Shingo a "coward, sore-loser, and second-rate duelist". The last one is what causes Shingo to react, especially when Yuzu says that he's not even on that level and calls him a "hundred-rate" duelist.
* JapaneseRanguage: Shown in Episode 8, where it displays "58 wins and 5 ''roses''", which makes it more puzzling when you consider that they spelled "lose" correctly not a few scenes earlier.
* {{Jerkass}}:
** Shingo, he steals Yuya's Pendulum Monsters and then forces Yuzu and the kids into danger so he can test the cards out. And after he loses, he tries to get his friends to help him steal the cards by force.
** Hokuto Shijima. He has attempted to actually hurt Yuya during their duel and more than once prevented him from obtaining the Action Cards he needed.
* LargeHam:
** Yuya tends to treat Duels like a show, so he is very large and dramatic.
** Shingo Sawatari isn't any slouch himself either, later on.
** The man, Noboru Gongenzaka, is also one.
* LaserGuidedKarma:
** Yuya's teasing of Futoshi in the ending earns him a quick smack from Yuzu's fan.
** [[spoiler:Shingo was defeated by a card he threw away and called trash.]]
* LetsGetDangerous: When Yuya is going to win he loves to say, "the fun is starting".
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Well more like Dueling Emotional Crutch, but Odd-Eyes functions as this for Yuya. If Odd-Eyes is destroyed, Yuya is crushed.
* LoserSonOfLoserDad: Yuya's father got a reputation as a DirtyCoward for his no-show and disappearance. Many people mock Yuya and suggest he must be a coward as well.
* TheMagicPokerEquation: A series staple. In Yuya's case, he always seems to have his two main Pendulum Monsters, Timegazer Magician and Stargazer Magician, and his ace monster Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon in his opening hand or after his first few draws.
** Suprisingly enough, there is actually some aversion to this trope when looking at the deck archetypes used in the series. Hokuto and Yaiba, who use the Constellar and X-Saber archetypes respectively, make pretty standard plays in respect to how the real Yu-Gi-Oh! card game is played. With those archetypes, getting out one or two monsters with 2500+ ATK on the first turn isn't much of an ass-pull, especially when it's shown that characters carry multiple copies of cards.
** Reiji's deck at first averts this trope, as many of his cards allow him to tutor from his deck (add specific cards from deck to hand) or draw several cards, which is standard in the current Yu-Gi-Oh! meta. It's only when [[spoiler: he draws three of the same 3000 ATK monster and pendulum summons them]] that his draws look a little more than convenient.
* MagneticPlotDevice: The Pendulum cards. The only known ones are all in Yuya's Deck, with the chance that they're the ''only ones in existence'', and they allow a powerful way of Summoning Monsters. No wonder why everybody wants them.
* ManlyTears: Shouzou and Futoshi cry these when looking at the sunset. While Noboru cries this in Yuya's dream in episode 5.
* MeaningfulName:
** Lampshaded with Hokuto Shijima, whose name relates to the Big Dipper. When a space-themed field is picked for his Duel with Yuya, he comments that it's the perfect field for him. Cue Shuzou freaking out as he realizes that this is right, and Sora commenting that Hokuto's name should have given it away.
** Exploited in Yaiba's case. Yaiba is one of the synonyms for "sword" and Shuzou picked the "Sword's graveyard" background because of it.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: Parodied in episode 14. Hiragi Shuzo challenged Yuya to a duel in order to get him out of his blue and inspire him to become a better duelist; after a good lecture about how his fears have leave him paralyzed in one place, Yuya manage to pull himself together and win with a [[CurbStompBattle One-Turn Killer combo]]. As Action Duels actually hurt you, Shuzo gets knocked out and Yuya [[SkywardScream screams his name]] while cradling him in his arms and a very Kung Fu movie ending scene plays out...until Yuzu smack her dad's face with her paper fan to wake him up.
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: Hokuto flies into a rage when Yuya deals a mere 500 points of damage to him during their Duel.
* MrExposition: Sora is this, oddly enough. He is the only good guy (if a bit shady and secretive) that seems to know of the mechanics of the advanced Summoning methods of Fusion, Synchro and Xyz.
* MulticoloredHair: Very common in this series. Yuya has red and green and Yuzu has two different shades of pink.
* MythologyGag: Episode 18 throws this out in full force with a reference to every past series in some form seemingly becoming integral to the plot.
** [[spoiler: Shun seals people away into cards, much like Pegasus did in the original series]]
** Yuzu is found to be learning fusion summon, the primary form of summoning from Yugioh GX.
** [[spoiler: In a flashback, the dark duelist is found to be dueling someone riding a motorcycle summoning a white dragon, referencing Yugioh 5Ds.]]
** [[spoiler: The Dark Duelist's ruined world appears similar to a destroyed Heartland City, from Yugioh Zexal.]]
* NebulousEvilOrganization: What Leo Duel School/The Academy was implied to be.
* NeverLiveItDown: InUniverse. After his disgraceful defeat at Yuya's hands, Masumi will never let Hokuto forget that he's the only one of them who lose his duel. [[spoiler:Yaiba at least got a draw.]]
* NiceGuy: Noboru Gongenzaka, Yuya, and Yuzu (so long as you don't get her annoyed enough to use her [[PaperFanOfDoom fan]]).
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Sora acts like a cute and defenseless child in his Duel with Yuya to make him lower his defenses and then counters him to the point of almost winning.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness:
** In episode 8, Yuya can tell that Yuzu is acting weird after seeing her ''not'' hit Sora with her paper fan for eating during the Summoning classes.
** In Episode 9, Yuya is noticeably angry in his Duel. This makes the main cast question why.
* PaperFanOfDoom: Yuzu smacks her father with a paper fan whenever he does something stupid. Her other target is usually Yuya.
* PuppyDogEyes: When his [[DeliberatelyCuteChild act of cuteness]] isn't enough, Sora weaponizes the puppy eyes pout, and he can even add some CrocodileTears for extra power.
* RealityEnsues: Happens a fair bit...or at least, as much as it can in a Yu-Gi-Oh! series, anyway.
** In Episode 2, when spectators discover that only Yuya possesses the "Pendulum Monsters" required for Pendulum Summoning, they consider it to be an unfair advantage and even accuse him of hacking the Duel System.
** Being that the Pendulum Monsters came into existence suddenly, Yuya initially has no idea how they work and loses a duel because he botches the use of them. That they're new cards that only he has further makes him a target of duelists who want to know more about them and him.
** Episode 3 reveals the real dangers of Action Duels. Thanks to the holograms having real mass, the attacks can actually hurt the duelists, and Yuzu and the children are in real danger of falling from a tower.
** [[spoiler:After Shingo loses to Yuya, he just tries to steal the cards by force.]]
** Nico Smiley sits on top of the car in the train - on top of the back of it. When the train stops, he is of course, knocked off before the camera cuts to a sign that asks people to sit properly on their seats.
* RedHeadedHero: Yuya is the protagonist and has almost completely red hair, notably being the first main character in the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' spin-offs to have it.
* RevisitingTheRoots: Arc V stands out of the Yugioh spin-offs because it shows the older ways of advanced summoning (Fusion, Synchro and XYZ) alongside the newest (Pendulum summoning) and consideres them as much of special. It also brings back old school's monsters and past archetyes, pleasing many fans.
* SadClown: Yuya, confirmed by his mom in episode 1. She states he makes fun of himself before others can. This might be lampshaded when Yuya enters his match against Strong Ishijima dressed as a clown.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Inverted; with Yuya as the energetic guy and Yuzu as the savvy girl.
* SeriousBusiness: Wouldn't be a Yu-Gi-Oh show without it. But Arc-V tends to do a bit more to justify it than other series.
** The reason for other people trying to steal Yuya's Pendulum Monster cards are because they are one of a kind tools needed for an entirely new Summoning method. The high stakes of Duels are more reasonable, as due to advances of technology, Duelists are really in danger, and spectators too, as used to chilling effect when Yuya Duels Shingo.
** Yuya freaks out when Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon is destroyed during his Duel with Sora, and everyone treats his impending loss as a terrible blow, even though there are no real stakes; if Sora won, Yuya would become his "teacher", and that's about it. [[spoiler: Yuya did manage to pull out a win, but Sora still decided to stick around anyway]], so it basically renders the outcome meaningless no matter how you look at it.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Sora accuses Yuya and Yuzu of this. It goes as well as expected.
* ShipTease: Yuya and Yuzu. They even got a "not my girlfriend" moment in episode 5. Then, there's their moment in episode 10, which [[DeadpanSnarker Masumi]] [[MomentKiller slays]] and [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]].
* ShoutOut: One of the buildings in the action field in episode 14 is called "[[YuGiOh5Ds Stardust]]," another "[[YuGiOhZexal Shining Draw]]."
* StalkerWithoutACrush: Sora in episode 5 is more or less stalking Yuya.
* StandardFemaleGrabArea: Yuzu is taken away by Shingo's friends this way in episode 3.
** Not a straight example, because both her arms were grabbed, instead of just one.
* StealthPun: The first opening, Believe x Believe, is pronounced "Biri Biri", and electricity is heard in the song when the name is sung. "Biribiri" is a Japanese onomatopoeia for sparking electricity.
* StepfordSmiler: Yuya is the "sad inside" type. According to Yuya's mother, he created his FunPersonified persona to cope with his father's disappearance and the negative stigma it brought him. It's a result of his father's advice to "laugh when you feel like crying".
* StopHavingFunGuy: Everyone from LDS [[spoiler:and The Dark Duelist.]] Inverted with Yuya, who argues the point of Dueling is so people can have fun.
* SweetTooth: Sora is always eating something sweet.
* TakeThat: While watching the duel between Gongenzaka and Synchro user Toudo Yaiba, the children comment on Yaiba's large amount of special summoning with something akin to distaste and mention it's like he's "playing solitaire". Synchro Summoning was seen by many a casual player as a point where the game began losing a lot of player interaction as the game began focusing more on Special Summoning and began regarding it as boring.
* TechnicianVersusPerformer: It seems that, despite Action Duels being more interactive and being meant to be entertainment, few people take the idea of making it a show seriously, with some only doing it by having flashy Monsters. Technicians play more traditionally, letting their Monsters to do the fighting, unlike Yuya and his dad, who are Performers to the core and move around the arena with their Monsters and like to keep their audience in suspense.
* ThemeNaming: In keeping with the protagonist's name starting with Yu, only we now have ''five'' of them at once this time! (Yuya, Yusho, Yuzu, Yuto and Yugo) Man, this page is gonna get confusing to read...
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: Sora spends half of episode 5 following Yuya. From his house to his school, from his classroom to his ''toilet break''. And even after losing the right to be Yuya's apprendice, he decides to ''still'' stick around by just being Yuya's friend instead, much to Yuya's irritation.
* TrainingFromHell: Well card game version, but between episode 2 and 3, Yuya and Noboru dueled through the night and at least had 291 duels.
* {{Tsundere}}: Yuzu is generally kind, but Yuya's messing around annoys her.
* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Shows up in Episode 13. [[spoiler: Yuya outlines his combo to defeat Reiji in detail to the audience, only to have it fail after the first step because of an effect of Reiji's monsters he didn't know about.]]
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Neon Hair]]: The list goes:
** Yuya: Red and Green.
** Yuzu: Pink
** Strong Ishijima: Purple
** Reiji: Gray and Silver.
** And many, many others. This ''is'' a Yu-Gi-Oh show after all.
* WillfullyWeak: Despite being the only person able to use a never-before-seen method of summoning capable of opening his dueling to several abusive combos, high level monster spam, etc., Yuuya sticks to using his weaker Entermate monsters, often for his one turn finishes. Partly justified in how the Entermates reflect Yuuya's personality and due to the nature of duel schools in Arc V, all other summoning methods that aren't Tribute summoning do not appear to be available to the general public.
** It's a JustifiedTrope when you consider that Entermates/Performapals are also at this point the ONLY Pendulum Summoning Archetype [[spoiler: At least until Reiji starts cracking the code but even then his DD archetype only has three Pendulum Monsters so far, (That malfunction ) whereas Yuya has a good amount of them]]. Using the Entermates means Yuya isn't just locked into Star/Timegazer and Odd-Eyes as his Pendulum Cards which makes his ability to Pendulum Summon more consistent (though 95% of the time he will go for Star/Timegazer as his Scales anyway it doesn't hurt to have the option for future episodes).
* ZettaiRyouiki: Yuzu is a Tsundere, has twin pigtails and wears thigh-high stockings (Grade A), making her a Grade S.
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