Number hunter/Soul Hunter?
Um, wait, what? Kite makes duelists ante him, and then he defeats them in order to gain their number cards, so why on earth does he need to "take their souls" when he takes their numbers? I imagine some people wouldn't want to hand it over, but he makes it sound like it's the only option. (I'm only up to episode 14 so if it's a spoiler dont tell me
- Typically, it seems whenever two Duelists are using Numbers, the Numbers are anted by default (Astral always seems about to fade out when losing against a Number user, even if that user doesn't actively want more Numbers, but Yuma is able to lose against non-Number users without danger). Kaito's Duel Anchor is able to prevent people from running until they Duel, but those collecting Numbers (and succeeding on-screen) always tend to have some method of taking Numbers from the loser, either scientific or supernaturally. Astral is able to do so without harming the loser, but Kaito even said his method is unfortunately excessive and removes the soul along with the card.
The "Black Mist" memory.
- When Astral recovers "Number 96: Black Mist", he has a memory of a planet blowing up and states quite explicitly that it's a memory of Earth being destroyed. Assuming that Yuma and friends are residing on planet Earth (and we've been given no reason to assume otherwise), how can Astral have a memory of something happening when it quite obviously never did?
- He might either "remember" the future (thus making the "memory" a warning about a possible future Earth-Shattering Kaboom) or the event of the memory happened in a parallel universe (meaning that the planet destroyed was indeed Earth but not the same Earth Yuma and friends live on).
- Spelled out pretty clearly in ep. 37 if Black Mist is to be believed. Astral is to destroy Earth, which is why he had memories of an earth-shattering kaboom from perhaps mission planning? Who knows.
Number 7 - Lucky Stripe
- According to the anime, all known owners of Number 7 - Lucky Stripe became rich and famous while they had ownership of the card. The card also had widespread rumors about its luck-granting abilities (enough so that it would be featured in a museum, and that someone would try to steal it), as well as rumors about a means to counter that luck. But... How long had Lucky Stripe been in the world at that point? Episode 32 couldn't possibly have taken place more than a few months since Yuma released the Numbers into the world.
- Given just how big Duel Monsters is, it's likely the card's legend spread fast thought the rumor mill and presumibly passed through a good number of rich owners who'd pay just about anything to have a card that's A) Rummored to bring it's owners fantastic luck, and B) Sure to be coveted by their friends, and a card taht powerful would defintily be coveted by a museum. The fact only numbers can defeat numbers would make it just that more powerful and allow it to get incredibly famous in just a few months.
- As for the holders getting rich part, the card does grant the holder insane amounts of luck. When you are lucky enough to roll dozens of die landing on sixes every time it won't take you that long to get rich from gambling.
- Also "Splitting the Sun" is it's obviously weird weakness; a little confusing as to why is the symbol of the sun getting split in-two able to destroy the power?
- How did Astral know that Gagaga Magician was Yuma's graveyard? He was never around to see it destroyed.
- The Graveyard can be viewed any time. Astral probably took a look at it.
- This would be difficult at best because the Graveyard on a D-Pad (and Duel Disks, for that matter) are covered and Yuma never seemed to check the contents of the Graveyard. Astral couldn't have used the heads-up display, which shows important facts about the Duel at hand, to check the Graveyard, as he is a glorified spirit, unable to interact physically with the world around him.
Life Point Damage
Why is it that, whenever they sustain life point damage, the characters always
get blasted towards the ground? Isn't that a little extreme even for this franchise?
- Dramatic effect. There's some mild justification in duels where a Number(s) is summoned, Word Of God has stated that Numbers interact weirdly with the AR technology, causing real damage. No excuse for non-Number duels though.
Isn't it a little extreme for the dueling league to banish Shark for life just because he peeked at one card? The fact that the cards were left right in the open and in plain sight makes it hard not
to see them. If anything, the other duelist is at fault for purposely leaving his deck unattended. And anyone could abuse this rule by leaving their cards anywhere, just to make their opponent see them.
- Furthermore, Shark was facing IV in the FINALS! By any reasonable logic, Shark would have already been familiar with the contents of IV's deck by virtue of him using it in plain view several times before, so Shark doesn't even have a good reason to peek at IV's cards in the first place.
- To add to the pile, the one card Shark peeked at, Mirror Force one of the most powerful cards in the entire game a card you should assume every deck has just because of how Overpowered it is. How does the thought process of any player who can win with one more attack be anything other "Oh he played a card face down, I should destroy it with a card in my hand and attack to win this turn, even if its not a trap I still win."
- It's not even close to the most powerful, it's just that everyone uses it.
- There's a good reason for this; they considered it cheating for looking at the cards you will face in the future. Real World gaming leagues and tournaments for Yu Gi Oh Duel Monsters and games like Magic the Gathering, Magi-Nation, and similar Trading Card Games will disqualify you for looking at an opponents deck prior to a match with them.
- That doesn't actually explain much of anything, given all of the above.
Why can't you make an Xyz monster in yugiohcardmaker.net
Xyz monsters are the new archetype in the game, and they gave Synchro monsters a chance.
- Read THEIR forums next time, dumbass. The guy who does the updates was on radio-silence for the past Slifer-know-how-long an only recently returned to do that. You could make your XYZ cards on yugico anyway so you had pretty much no reason to bitch. and ABSOLUTELY no reason to complain about a fansite on a work's Headscratchers / IJBM page.
The Anna incident.
Ignoring the question of where middle school student got a hovercraft/cannon and how she managed not to be locked up in prison or an asylum after that stunt, there's the glaring issue of the Mistaken Identity
. Mix up your crush's name? Plausible. Mix up his face so that you wind up pursuing somebody who looks nothing like him? That's got to be the most ridiculous part of that completely ridiculous episode.
- Take away the red section of Yuma's hair and the spikes and they actually look similar.
- So, I recall the duel lodge episode with cameos of Dark Magician and Neos, but what about 5d's? Where does it fit in the Zexal timeline? Has there been any reference to Yuusei, and Synchro Summoning at all?
- Apparently Ze Xa L is either A) working like Dragon Ball GT in that it is not canon to the other series in the franchise and 5Ds is the canon series (Since Yuusei went back in time and interacted with Yuki Juudai and Yuugi Motou, his series HAS to be canon) Or B) the historical records were straight wiped out in the Zero Reverse and Ze Xa L happened first.
Shining Draws shenanigans
- Why is it, that absolutely no-one considers Yuma's Shining Draws to be cheating, or calls him on it? Granted, it's generally against supernatural opponents, but they don't use cards that aren't in their decks...
- Making sure that the villains' evil plans don't actually succeed is generally preferable to sticking with the odd rules of a card game. Why would the characters complain about the day being saved?
- That explains almost everyone, save Kite. Wouldn't he go 'WTF, Yuma!', when seeing him perform a Shining Draw?
- Because then Yuma could point right back at him with the Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon cards, which Kite, and only Kite, seems to have (not counting the Tachyon series.) Besides, the first time he did it, Kite WAS a villain.
- While Galaxy-Eyes and it's related cards are self-created cards, Kite doesn't pull them out of nowhere. Each and every one of those are in his Main Deck, or Extra Deck. Yuma, on the other hand, literally creates his cards of thin air. Blatant cheating. And that's not even going into 'Recontract Universe'...
Why do some characters have D-Gazer "tattoos"?
- Multiple characters in this series have D-Gazers "implanted" into themselves, such as Kaito, Droit and Gauche, and the brothers III, IV and V/ the Arclight family. How do they work? Why are they installed? Why don't they use actual D-Gazers like Yuma, Shark and Kotori use? This also begs the question...
- Clumsy as hell, always losing their Scouters and they can't lose something that is welded to their eye?
How can otherworldly characters without D-Gazers watch duels? What about alternate dimensions?
- Characters like Astral and Dark Mist/No.96 can watch duels on Earth, but obviously cannot use D-Gazers and do NOT have D-Gazer "tattoos". What gives?
- Magic. Staple mechanic of the Anime in general at this point.
- I guess so. I was hoping that Astral's Mismatched Eyes would play into it but I think that's hoping for a little too much.