Recap: Yu Gi Oh The Abridged Series S 2 E 20 So Long And Thanks For All The Trading Cards
"You know, you can go ahead and skip this episode. I'm sure nothing significant will happen. It's probably just Filler."
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: The tomb keeper initiation ceremony involves carving open the initiate's back, burning an intricate symbol into their flesh, and making them watch Beverly Hills Chihuahua.
- Batman Gambit: Marik notes that his entire evil plan could potentially be undone just by any of the other characters looking in his general direction.
- Death by Childbirth: Veronica dies giving birth to Marik, leaving her three children at her husband's mercy.
- Ear Worm: The Beverly Hills Chihuahua theme.
- Gentle Giant: Odion just cannot pull off looking consistently intimidating, much to Marik's dismay.
- Happily Adopted: Zigzagged. Odion absolutely adores his adoptive mother, but Hank Ishtar gets no such fond memories.
- Hilariously Abusive Childhood: All three Ishtar children experienced some level of this.
- Moment Killer: Marik ruins yet another serious Odion moment.Odion: Mother... I finally got to be a tomb keeper. Just... like you always wanted. I can only hope you're proud of me.Marik: She's not even your real mom, douchebag!
- Poke the Poodle: Melvin calls Marik out for relying too heavily on this trope and rightfully declares himself Eviler Than Thou.
- Shout-Out: "Yes, it's true! I am Kira! I mean, Marik."
- "And there's the obligatory Death Note reference. I never though we'd sink that low."
- Spell My Name with an "S": There's a brief joke about Hank being unable to decide if he should name his son Marik or Malik (which has been a point of contention among Yu-Gi-Oh! fans since the character was first introduced).
- Take Care of the Kids: Veronica charges Odion with taking care of his younger siblings on her deathbed.
- Tempting Fate: Veronica doesn't even get to finish telling Odion that he'll be a tomb keeper unless she has another son before we get a Gilligan Cut to Marik's birth.
- She falls prey to this again when she specifically warns Odion against letting Marik "grow up to be a giant douche like his father". Whoops.
- To Be Continued Right Now: The "To Be Continued" message right after Marik's Split Personality Takeover is quickly followed by a "Just kidding".
- Trigger Phrase: Marik accidentally sets off a flashback to Odion's infancy just by calling him a "big baby".
- The Unfavorite: Odion gets this by being the only non-biological child in the Ishtar family. His mother may have seen him as her son, but his father views him as a servant.
- Vocal Dissonance: Odion had his deep, booming voice even as a baby. Marik also has the same voice as a newborn, and can talk for some reason.
- Wham Episode: The first episode that gives us some backstory for the Ishtar family, and the one that finally reveals Melvin.