- Added Alliterative Appeal: What a digital dummy!
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Even Kaiba's duel robot can't comprehend Duel Monster's needlessly complicated rules, so it decides to go rogue instead.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: In-universe, actually learning how to play Duel Monsters by the rules is considered this. Mokuba genuinely feels worried for his brother when Kaiba tells he intends to do this, and the duel robot, upon having read the rules, promptly wipes them out of its memory before going rogue.
- Exposition Fairy: Ishizu is mostly just there so that someone can explain Yami's backstory.
- Expy: Kaiba's duel robot is one of GLaDOS. With all of the obligatory references to The Cake Is a Lie that such an expy requires.
- Fingore: Kaiba ends up having his finger sliced off by his own helicopter (the decision to let Mokuba fly it was a poor one).Kaiba: Don't forget to register and pick up your Duel Disks, because exactly one week from tod—(slice)—AAAA! MY FINGER! IT CAME CLEAN OFF! SOMEONE CALL AN AMBULANCE! Mokuba, can't you fly this helicopter properly?
Mokuba: Sorry, bro.
Yami: What a digital dummy!
- Flashback: Yami demands one even when it's not necessary to explain anything. A disgruntled Ishizu responds by only showing the most useless flashbacks possible.Yami: You're just fucking with me now, aren't you?Ishizu: Indeed I am.
- I Can't Believe I'm Saying This: "This goes way beyond leather pants, Tea!"
- It's the Only Way: In order to have a chance at beating Yugi in a children's card game, Kaiba must do the unthinkable: actually learn how to play Duel Monsters.
- Mundane Made Awesome: DUEL DISK SYSTEEEEEM!
- New Rules as the Plot Demands: Parodied; While it already was implied before, this episode outright confirms nobody has ever actually played Duel Monsters according to the official rules in the show, as the rules are so needlessly complicated actually learning them was considered a Dangerous Forbidden Technique, meaning duelists until now had pretty much been making up what they could do on the spot until now.