has a lot of Narm
mostly from the fact that they made a children's card game
ridiculously important for everything:
- The Reveal of the Big Bad "Light of Ruin" in Season 2 of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX failed miserably because it was little more than a Halloween ghost prop/evil semen stain of Doom. For an Eldritch Abomination, even by anime/4Kids standards, that's not intimidating.
- Neo-Spacian Aqua Dolphin talking to Jaden... with just his head sticking out of the water.
- The Yu-Gi-Oh franchise in general has a problem with doing things in the most overblown fashion possible when something subtler would have been more effective. One scene in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds involves someone dying in a car accident because they weren't paying attention. Instead of simply crashing, they go over the edge of a cliff Thelma & Louise style and into the ocean below.
- Dan Green once said in an interview that he used to push for less overblown Voice Acting because "if everything is at volume ten nothing stands out", but he was always just made to do the scene again.
- Placido's transformation. Any seriousness is lost with his pose at the end.
- Jack Atlas' response to Mina/Mikage confessing her feelings to him in the dub, proving that 4Kids had either no idea of how to handle romantic drama or no desire to do it properly:
Mina: Jack, I must admit, I have feelings for you...
Jack: Of course you do, but we're talking about Carly right now!
- Jack, despite being very tall and powerful-looking, was voiced by Ted Lewis in the English dub. Nothing wrong with that...except that Ted uses a similar voice for Jack as for Ryou Bakura. Seeing this overly-tall tough guy speaking in a genteel Australian accent is amusing, especially if you've gotten used to how Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series portrays him.