Recap: Yu Gi Oh The Abridged Series S 3 E 6 Seto Kaiba Vs The World

"Yu-Gi-Oh! is now around 10 years old! That's around twice as old as the average fan of this show!"
-Yami Yugi


  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Mokuba has started to gain this attitude about his kidnappings.
  • Call Back: Joey tells Tristan to "put down the stick! Remember what happened with the scissors?" Tristan's voice was killed by running with scissors in Season 1.
  • Cultural Translation: Lector's "Localization" job.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Presumably the reason Hobson betrays Gozaburo to Kaiba in the flashback sequence.
  • Epic Fail: Kaiba has the pipe that he picked up to fight with knocked out of his hands in mere seconds by a stick-wielding Tristan (no, not another pipe, just a stick).
    Kaiba: Well, that was highly improbable.
  • Flash Back: Weaponized; Kaiba uses it as a distraction to keep Lector's attention away while he devises his plan.
  • Grand Theft Me: Tristan is no longer Tristan. Instead he is... EVIL TRISTAN!
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Lector, having turned into Jinzo, has the ability to destroy any internet memes. Kaiba turns this against him by posting a "Localization" meme on the internet, thus making Lector an internet meme and causing him to self-destruct.
  • Insistent Terminology: Lector insists on using the term "localization" instead of "Americanization". Because when translating things, America is the only country that matters.
  • Never Split the Party: Yugi tries to enforce this rule. Too bad that Kaiba works alone.
  • Pet the Dog: We don't get to see it, but if you take Mokuba at his word, Pegasus took him on a picnic and Marik ordered him a pizza during their respective kidnappings of him.
  • Plot Armor: Kaiba escapes from a flaming bike wreck unscathed just because he's Seto Kaiba.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Kaiba refers to Tristan exclusively as "the funny guy who says the funny things". Too bad that this time Tristan's not laughing.
  • Shout-Out: Yugi commands Joey to "use Tackle" on Tristan. Joey promptly lapses into Pokémon Speak.
  • Take That: Dreamworks is accused of creating "lame, uninspired animated movies starring B-list celebrities that blatantly rip off vastly superior Pixar movies". Ouch.
  • Theme Tune Cameo: Kaiba briefly sings along with "You're Not Me (one of his canon counterpart's Image Songs). It's as awesome as it sounds.
  • Took a Level in Badass: The show itself, according to Yugi. The copious amounts of Badass Bikers in this episode helps.
    "Okay, so when did this show become amazing?!"
  • Translation Convention: Tristan can understand all the other characters perfectly as a robot monkey, but when he talks no one hears anything except for various animal noises.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: Tristan's kidnapping attempt is quickly complicated by Mokuba's travel sickness.