Happens again two chapters later when Jack accidentally kills Ushio in similar circumstances.
Action Prologue: The first pre-title scene is a repeat of the Crimson Dragon's appearance at the end of Yusei and Jack's duel before settling with the point the fic splits from the anime. Whose perspective said segment comes from isn't given.
A Day in the Limelight: Uryu and Ushio both get a Chapter in which they get more focus. It doesn't end well for them.
Word of God states Naoko was intended to be a One-Shot Character herself, but grew on the author, so has become a regular character herself where the Psychic Duellists are involved.
Authority Equals Asskicking: Goes through a Double Subversion: To begin with, Satellite duellists appear on D-Wheels, suggesting they've been winning over Security. As soon as they confront the Neo-Domino duellists, they're easily tampled. But when it comes to Ushio and Jack's duel, Security status isn't important and a seemingly rogue Jack wins.
Another case of Adaptation Expansion looks at Jack and Yusei's time in Satellite after Team Satisfaction; showing what caused them to drift apart, giving a reason for the duel in the Episode 2 flashback and Jack an ulterior motive for leaving Satellite.
Bad Dreams: In the same manner as the anime, Yusei has one over his near-death experience at Ccapac Apu's hands, but elaborates on his feeling powerless to save those he's fighting for. With a helping of Nightmare Fuel. Overlaps with Anxiety Dreams, as he'll have to face it again in the future.
Big Brother Instinct: Rua puts his on display on several occasions: during his duel with Aki, during the Security Arc and especially when Jeager sneaks into the twins' home, leading Rua to believe he was aiming to kidnap Ruka.
Death by Cameo: Tyne, Tweed, Blyth, Wear, Tees and Eliot, who are said to have a greater role in the fic's other version, but show up briefly before being used as fuel for the chapter's two Earthbound Gods.
Declaration of Protection: Rua hammers home just how far he'll go to protect Ruka in both versions during his duel with Jeager.
Description Porn: When a Duel Monster appears for the first time, it's not uncommon for an entire paragraph to describe its appearance.
Forced to Watch: Godwin leaves Yusei in the Detention Centre with a device to broadcast the attack on Satellite. Even when he ignores it, it plays automatically so that he can't even escape the audio.
Foreshadowing: There are a few instances: Carly's photograph of Jack gives the illusion he's riding downhill, a sign that his luck is about to take a turn for the worst. Yusei also hears someone yelling his name at the end of his duel with Takasu; just over 20 chapters later, he meets with Kiryu, someone else whose death Yusei is responsible for, and it was his voice.
Gambit Roulette: Godwin's plan is to uncover the Signers quickly and force the Dark Signers to show themselves. All this involves starting a that is MOSTLY bloodless whilst pretending to the public in Neo-Domino that it is for their security and to the higher-ups that he is trying to push the limits of Momentum. He has to pray the situation doesn't get even more out of hand all the while.
La Résistance: Rally, Crow and the others try this out. It doesn't go well.
Laughing Mad: Juri by the end of the first Season. So much so, he's been compared to Kiryuu from the original source.
Kiryu himself doesn't disappoint and combines it with a Slasher Smile.
Living Emotional Crutch: Divine appears to be one for Aki. When he's arrested by Security, she becomes even more of an Ice Queen. On the other hand, when he's sacrificed by the Earthbound Gods, she is left an emotional wreck and thrown into Shrinking Violet territory. Naoko seems to take up the role in at this point.
Lonely Funeral: Juri, Bommer, Godwin and Yusei are the only people to show up at any point during Judge's funeral.
Meaningful Name: Judge and his son Juri. Also any of them from the original source.
Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The Security infiltrators could count; they're made of an escaped prisoner who's jumped sides twice, an unstable psychic, a clumsy reporter, an 11-year old girl from the Tops (and then her brother who was supposed to have been kidnapped), a boy from Satellite of similar age and a thief who's just been arrested, then helped out just to tag along.
Rousing Speech: Nerve gives one to convince Blitz and Taka to help prepare for the fight against Neo-Domino's duellists.
Sanity Slippage: Juri over the course of the first season's latter half and Misty during her duel with Aki.
Say My Name: On several occasions, including Yusei to Crow when the latter is knocked out of the Security tower by Bommer, as mentioned above and a collective call from the rest of the major characters to Yusei at the end of Chapter 23.
Schedule Slip: There have been instances of 3/4 months passing without an update.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: Godwin's real motivation behind invading Satellite is merely to lure the Dark Signers out as well as push Yusei and awaken his Birthmark so he can fight them.
Wham Episode: Chapter 7: The first death of the fic with the most unlikely character responsible.. Chapter 13: Judge's plan to nuke Satellite and defeat shortly after his bomb is deactivated, leading to his death, again, down to Yusei. Chapter 15: Ushio dies in the aftermath of his duel with Jack. Chapters 23/24: First Season Finale sees Yusei against Juri, out for revenge over his father's death and reveals the existence of the Dark Signers as well as Yusei's final move combining the power of Stardust and Red Demons.
Chapter 34 has the biggest impact by the appearance of Dark Signer Ushio.
Schedule Slip: The fic was originally supposed to be posted with the first chapter of the first version's Season 2 in November 2010. The fic appeared at the end of January 2011, but the first chapter wasn't posted until March.
The two chapters with the Rua/Jeager and Jack/Kinomiya duels were supposed to be posted simultaneously with the original's versions. Neither happened.
Shout-Out: Blitz names a track from the Tsubasa Chronicles soundtrack - "Hear Our Prayer" - which helped to set the mood earlier on in the chapter on the Satellite front.