''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' has spawned some of the most AbridgedSeries out of all anime series, apart from ''Manga/DeathNote''. [=DarkSideIncorporated's=] original account was terminated by Nihon Ad Systems (and have now moved to "[=DarkSideCorporated=]"), and some of [=RaymsCreator's=] episodes have been blocked by Creator/FourKidsEntertainment.
!!The [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnJPDGBOL6zjPbYCFTwbNqg DarkSideIncorporated]] version (by [=ShadyVox=] and [=XTheDarkOne=]) provides examples of:
* AdaptationalHeroism: Chazz, who is more of an OnlySaneMan and FriendlyEnemy here instead of a {{Jerkass}}.
* {{Angrish}}: Jaden slips into this when Bastion throws a brick at his face.
* AmbiguouslyBi: Arguably, Syrus. He frequently has sex with Alexis, but see AmbiguouslyGay below.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Syrus.
--> '''Syrus''': There are fanboys in there!
--> '''Jaden''': I know! And they're all for you!
--> '''Syrus''': Really? Oh, hell, I'm coming!
* BerserkButton: [[JustForFun/{{Troperithmetic}} Jaden + marijuana - Cheetos]] = [[OhCrap RUN FOR YOUR LIFE]].
* BreadEggsMilkSquick:
-->"Here you go kids, I made you some rice balls. You got three flavors: strawberry, chocolate and antifreeze. Now dig in!"
* BrickJoke: People saying "I never knew he could do that" after watching Bastion teleport. First used thrice in episode 17, then [[Webvideo/NonePiece Luffy]] says it in episode 19.
** The Dog from episode 1 makes a comeback about 10 episodes later.
-->'''Jaden''': Oh my God, not again!
* BuriedAlive: PlayedForLaughs with [[spoiler:Tory]].
* ButtMonkey: Syrus and Jaden (see ChewToy).
* CallBack: Syrus comments that stealing mail is fun in episode eight, which he did in episode three.
* CallForward: "[[CallBack Yesterday it was tennis]], today is a duel giant, ''TOMORROW IT'S TARZAN!''"
* CaptainObvious: Syrus, [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded by Jaden.]]
--> '''Jaden''': Syrus, we can play "State the Obvious" later!
--> '''Jaden''': Once again, thank you, CaptainObvious.
* CatchPhrase:
** Reaction shot!
** Sucks to be you. (Zane)
** (Really?) F*** no!! (Crowler)
** ''Shutup.''
** Douchebag(s)! (Chazz)
* CloudCuckooLander: Alexis. She can be smart sometimes... and other times [[TheDitz really really not.]]
* ChewToy: For constant emotional trauma, Syrus. For constant physical torment, Jaden (At least once an episode something or someone will cause him grievous bodily harm... and he's broken his coccyx more than once)
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: During Wheeler the monkey's training to be a Duelist, every time it made a mistake, Music/MileyCyrus music gets blasted in his ears. Alexis wants in on this training.
* ContractualImmortality: [invoked] Unfortunately for Jaden, everyone is smart enough to know he can't die. Hence nearly every single character has mortally wounded him at some point... including an off-screen dog who did something unspeakable to his legs and ate his liver.
--> '''Jaden''': I'm the main character, I can't be harmed.
--> '''Syrus''': Oh really? ''(cocks gun)''
--> '''Jaden''': Uh, guns are my only weakness!
* [[CosplayOtakuGirl Cosplay Otaku Boy]]: Syrus says he likes cosplay, much to Jaden's displeasure.
* CreepyUncle: Jaden apparently had one of these.
--> '''Bastion''': Your uncle sounds...odd.
--> '''Jaden''': Actually, my dad said we're not supposed to call him "uncle" anymore.
* CrossOver: With ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' for Anime/YuGiOhBondsBeyondTime.
* {{Dissimile}}: About half of everything Harrington says.
* TheDitz: Alexis in particular stands out from all the others.
* DrinkingGame: "Nuts on the Table". It's just as painful as it sounds.
* DumbBlonde[=/=]BrainlessBeauty: Alexis, oh so much.
* {{Expy}}: Chazz is basically Seto Kaiba from the original series. [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Then again, he's too rich to be an expy.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: While more of a Jerkass than evil, even Jaden who constantly rags on Syrus and acts more like a dick to him than a friend admits that Zane was too much of a dick to Syrus when they were younger.
* GoneHorriblyRight: "OMG! We tried resurrecting Jinzo, and we did!"
* GroinAttack: Nuts on the table.
* HehHehYouSaidX: Heh, heh, you said [[ADateWithRosiePalms "pump action"]].
** Bob, this is not the time or the place!
** Another example from the same episode, when Wheeler the monkey changes all its monsters to Beast types:
--> '''Jaden''': [[BestialityIsDepraved Wow, talk about bestiality!]] ...Heh heh.
* HeroicBSOD: Jaden was very much hoping Wheeler the monkey's deck would not be monkey-themed. [[TemptingFate Boy was he wrong]]. Also happens when Bastion disables Jaden's ability to Fusion Summon during the school Duel.
* HoYay: With all the ways Jaden describes his relationship with Chazz, his "eternal rival", you'd think someone would bring this up. [[SubvertedTrope But the real reason he wants to look for him is just to have a pretext to skip class.]] [[invoked]]
** Syrus has a restraining order out against Jaden who tends to violate his personal space in ''very'' unwanted ways. Jaden does ask Syrus if he'd be uncomfortable if Jaden kisses him.
* IBangedYourMom: During Jaden's and Dmitri's duel.
--> '''Dimitri:''' ''(impersonating [[Creator/LittleKuriboh Yugi]])'' You know he's struggling to fit in.\\
'''Jaden:''' Yeah, well I didn't struggle fitting into his mama.\\
'''Dimitri:''' E-excuse me?\\
'''Jaden:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis I. Plowed. Your. Mother.]]
* IKnowMortalKombat: Jaden. "Don't you dare try to run away from me, Syrus, you can't win! I've been playing ''[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]]'' all day." Accompanied immediately thereafter by sound effects from the games.
** Jaden is also able to jump rooftops due to all his time playing Franchise/AssassinsCreed.
* InterspeciesRomance: Prof Banner and his partner, Pharaoh, [[spoiler:aren't in a relationship. He was just joking.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Jaden. And Zane.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Harrington, when Jaden says that having a deck of just what you love (Tennis in Harrington's case), is stupid. Harrington points out that he did the same thing with Super Heroes. Jaden then asks what the card he played does.
* LarynxDissonance: All the regular females, particularly Alexis. Averted in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERW5sV99X74 episode 17]] with Blair, Maiden in Love and Burstinatrix, all of whom were voiced by [[https://www.youtube.com/user/LadyNanakiXIII LadyNanakiXIII]]
** VocalDissonance: Also in general, this is apparent in the "In The Booth" videos. [=ShadyVox=] is the tall skinny guy while [=xTheDarkOne=] is the fat glasses guy. Guess who voices the high-pitched characters.[[note]][=xTheDarkOne=][[/note]]
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: Jaden uses "Flawless (Go to the City)" by George Michael in his first duel. It is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] and becomes a {{Leitmotif}} in later episodes.
* MadeOfExplodium: All duels somehow end with an explosion. [[LampshadeHanging Also lampshaded]].
* MistakenForGay: Blair.
-->'''Jaden:''' So let me get this [[{{Pun}} straight]] (''{{Beat}}'') [[SweetPollyOliver You're a girl]].\\
'''Blair:''' Yea.\\
'''Jaden:''' So when you were talking about Zane, it wasn't-\\
'''Blair:''' No.\\
'''Jaden:''' You were actually-\\
'''Blair:''' Yea.\\
'''Jaden:''' Ha. Gross.
* MostCommonCardGame:
--->'''Jaden:''' "King Me."
--->'''Syrus:''' "Jaden, we're playing TabletopGame/{{Yahtzee}}."
--->'''Jaden:''' "Oh, okay, well, I wanna [[TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}} buy Mayfair]]."
--->'''Syrus:''' "What the hell are you talking about!"
--->'''Jaden:''' "Go fish."
--->'''Syrus:''' "Did you get a concussion while no one was looking?!"
* NoodleIncident: Jaden does a real MotorMouth one.
--> '''Jaden:''' Oh, you watch me. I'll get this guy faster than the time I was invited to Crowler's birthday party and everyone got absolutely... ...made things worse and it was rumored that Chazz and Bastion had a gay relationship and no one believed it because... ...and Syrus was convinced that he was pregnant and then he made us go to the emergency room where--
* NoodleImplements: After Yugi's deck is stolen, Jaden says they'd need an armadillo, a chess piece, and a car. The armadillo was later seen wandering the blue dorm, and Bastion believes they're not welcome there anymore.
* NoPeriodsPeriod: The story of Alexis' first period... in class.
* OffModel:
--> '''Alexis:''' [[LampshadeHanging Hey, guys look at that badly drawn bush!]]
--> '''Jaden:''' [[MediumAwareness Yeah, it does look slightly animated! Almost as if something is about to jump-]]
--> ''Cue monkey.'' ''HilarityEnsues''.
* OrAreYouJustHappyToSeeMe: Inverted ''and'' subverted in Episode 13
--> '''Alexis:''' Is that an erection in your pocket or are you just a tennis ball?
* OverlyLongGag: Bob's, um, Susan's phone call.
** Tory falling through their glass doors.
** Jaden "discussing" with Winged Kuriboh about what to do against Blair. It's ''hilarious''.
* ParrotExposition: In episode 15 with the words "Stake out".
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Syrus, in episode 9, when he raps.
** Zig-zagged with Jaden, who can't rap within the series itself (such as episode 9) but in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5oEyFa9XQI crossover]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK-4JEETt88 videos]] he can rap [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv0y8Bgk0Lg extremely well]].
* RunningGag: Numerous, including...
** Reaction shot!
** Meanwhile, back at the toolshed. (+1 watermelon)
*** Subverted when the announcer tries to say, "Meanwhile, at Duel Acadetoolshed"! [[spoiler:His attempt to get a watermelon failed.]]
** That's the last time we take directions from a blind guy!
** Also Jaden experiencing grievous bodily harm (usually inflicted by the other characters) off-screen. E.g.:
--> '''Jaden:''' Ow! My coccyx!
** Crowler getting hit in the face with balls.
--> '''Crowler:''' And that was the last time I ever got hit by a ball. (Gets smacked in the eye with a tennis ball) Oh God, not again!
** "Someone take my beans?" during meals at the Slifer dorm/toolshed.
** "Oh no he didn't~!!"
** ''Lengthily explanation interrupted by: "Yeah, that's great, nobody cares. (Insert random comment)"
* SamusIsAGirl: Played straight with Blair.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Chazz.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Jaden tries to surrender both his Winged Kuriboh card and quit the Academy because of how insane it all is, but by trying to quit he accidentally reforms the villain of the week and he gives up on trying to leave.
* ShoutOut:
** [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Time's up, ready guys? Let's do this!]] [[LeeroyJenkins CHAAAAAAAAAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ PRIIIIIIIIIIINCETON!!]]
*** It doesn't work nearly as well as when Syrus tries it.
*** And Jaden got cut off before he could finish his.
** Probably unintentional but in Episode 6 'Taggin' Tactics' we have this exchange.
--> '''Syrus''': Jaden, do we really have to do this?
--> '''Jaden''': [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Yes, yes we do]] because that's what friends do.
** [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} "Ring, ring, ring. Phone call! Phone call!"]]
** "Come on, let's go! Three on three, Machinima/RedVsBlue, no camp kills!"
** "Cheese it!"
* StuffBlowingUp: Alexis blows up Duel Academy with a nuke during an argument with Syrus.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike
* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: The Paradox Brothers are really out of practice at first. They get better.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: "Syrus, sit down! And I definitely did not put a whoopee cushion there."
* SynchroVox: "Tennis ''(close-up to Jaden's mouth)'' suuuuucks."
* TakeThat:
--> '''Jaden''': That's right! That [[spoiler:Millenium Item]] is as fake as all the other Anime/YuGiOhGX AbridgedSeries! Everybody knows that mine is the best!
** And, of course, Creator/LittleKuriboh's and ShadyVox's fans get a TakeThat too.
---> '''Jaden''': I gotta comment. "UsefulNotes/{{First|Post}}." Yes! I am awesome... I'm gonna ask him when the next one's going to be.
** Episode 16's stinger has a subtle one in which the students complain about how lame Dmitri is for copying people and then claim next people are going to pretend to be Jaden and Syrus. Such people are [[SelfDeprecation sad bastards]] that [[HypocriticalHumor only do it to get popular]].
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: Jaden sees Winged Kuriboh as this. He's tried selling it, he's tried trading it, he's tried sending it to Australia. It's like [[WesternAnimation/TexAveryMGMCartoons Droopy]]; it always comes back.
* TheUnintelligible: Chumley. He has been shown to speak perfect English on a few occasions.
** Jaden subverts this [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome by interpreting one of Chumley's grunts]] [[OverlyLongGag in incredible detail]].
** [[spoiler:[[AvertedTrope Chumley finally starts talking while dueling his father - and he is not pleased.]] [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment But it's never mentioned again anyway.]]]]
** Winged Kuriboh. Jaden can also understand him, though.
* UnwantedAssistance: Winged Kuriboh in Episode 14.
* VocalEvolution: Whilst {{ShadyVox}} and {{TheDarkOne}} have always been consistently good in the earlier episodes, the audio quality improved over the episodes. The higher quality professional setup probably helped too.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Chumley and his father.
* WeirdnessMagnet: the Duel Academy. [[LampshadeHanging hilariously lampshaded]] by Jaden in episode 14.
---> '''Jaden''': Seriously, why does this crap ''always happen here''! Yesterday it was tennis! Today it's a Duel Giant! Tomorrow it's TARZAN! THIS PLACE IS CRAZY!
* YourOtherLeft: Bastion has to tell Jaden which way to ''look''.
-->'''Bastion:''' There's a duel going on. On your left is Dimitri.\\
'''Jaden:''' ''(looks right)'' Ooooh.\\
'''Bastion:''' No, no, Jaden. Your other left.\\
'''Jaden:''' ''(looks left)'' Ooooh.\\
'''Bastion:''' And he's dueling Syrus.\\
'''Jaden:''' I see.\\
'''Bastion:''' ...He's on the right.\\
'''Jaden:''' ''(looks right)'' Ooooh. [-Gotcha.-]
* WouldNotHitAGirl:
-->'''Blair:''' You wouldn't hit a girl, would you?\\
'''Jaden:''' Of course not.\\
'''Blair:''' Good, because that would make you a big-\\
'''Jaden:''' I burn the living crap out of them. (''cue fire attack'')
!!The [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Sephirex Sephirex]] version provides examples of:
* BerserkButton / ClusterFBomb: Do '''not''' steal Alexis's Lucky Charms.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "It's time to cheat!"
* {{Crossover}}: After being defeated by jaden, that guy from youtube decided to quit, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y08-jz5E4Hs&feature=plcp meanwhile Sephirex warns ZionKraze about the flaggers]].
* EmoKid: [[strike:Chazz.]] "[[BerserkButton I'm not emo, it's just my card!]]"
* GagSub: In Episode 11, when the subtitles counted the days of Jaden and his friends' travels, eventually they read, "The Day I Stopped Caring What Day It was!"
* HideYourLesbians: [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]] Lesbo Alarm!
* NoFairCheating: So. Totally. [[AvertedTrope Averted.]]
* PhraseCatcher: Dimitri - [[SubvertedTrope and he even did it wrong, too]]: "Turn your game on!"
* PrecisionFStrike: Holy s***! Did Yubel say f***?
* ReferenceOverdosed
* RunningGag: Dr. Banner is apparently really [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk the other Dr. Banner]].
** [[ShoutOut The elemental heroes are]] [[PowerRangers power rangers.]]
** Crowler's Super Smelly tokens.
** Most of the main elemental heroes are references to the characters they are based on, execpt for Clayman who is Clay Aiken.
** V-Tiger Jet is [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Tigatron]] while the VWXYZ dragon catapult cannon is a megazord. Flame Wingman was also referred to a megazord but this joke was promptly dropped in favor of "Elemental Hero Manwoman".
** Jaden's finishing move phrases which he says very, very fast.
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Subverted.
--> '''Jaden''': Okay, the longer they rhyme and argue, the more time I have to set up my deck and cheat.
* TakeThat:
** "Man, these guys are worse than K-Fed!" / "Alright, Jaden, let's knock 'em dead!"
** "Who watches WesternAnimation/{{Chaotic}}?" This tends to happen a lot when another show's name appears on-screen, starting in episode 2, "Seriously, who the hell watches D.I.C.E.?"
** Shortly after chazz [[[CallBack called wing kuriboh more worthless than a regular kuriboh]], it destroyed the V to Z dragon catapult canon, it then said something and the subtitles translated to "Who's worthless now bitch?"
* ThemeTuneCameo: Jaden's ringtone in episode 2 is ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' theme.
* TheUnintelligible: Bastion (even in his head) and Winged Kuriboh.
* TooDumbToLive:
** TWICE, Brier has a card that says "If you play this card you win" in his hand ''and he doesn't play it''.
** Not to mention a Creator/ChuckNorris card the first time around.
* WallOfText: Bastion's description of Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of Creator/ChuckNorris.
* WhoWritesThisCrap: "You know it's times like these where it would make more sense to go over there and punch him in the face"
** "I Swear when I get a hold of the writing staff I'm gonna kill them for this."
** "Hey lady why you so darn big?" "Moo!(Blame the character desginer)" "Wow for once I can't blame 4kids!"
** "I play fairy doll wing, therefore making winged kuriboh level 10, giving it retarded dragon-like armor" "What the F**K?"

!!The [[http://www.youtube.com/user/RestInPeaceRayms RaymsCreator]] version provides examples of:
* AuthorExistenceFailure