YMMV / Jyu-Oh-Sei

  • Asspull: Thor's chameleon ability is introduced late in the series, and only used once for some inexplicable and seemingly senseless reason, and only after it was brought to his attention by the plot. It makes more sense in the manga, though it's mostly symbolic.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Zagi. Quite literally after the Time Skip.
    • Third too, after The Reveal of his origins and mission. Yes, you can make a very strong argument for him as a Jerkass Woobie, but the fact remains he did some very reprehensible things that his fans tend to write off.
  • Foe Yay: Thor/Zagi is shameless, and there's some Thor/Third as well.
  • Ho Yay: Mostly between Thor and Third, and Thor and Zagi. Several scenes are just dripping with subtext.
    • Zagi especially can't keep his hands off of Thor, especially in the manga (where the Ho Yay is so obvious that Karim gets jealous of Thor). Third prefers the "getting in his face" method.
  • Idiot Ball: Yes, Odin, this child (Zagi) whom you imprisoned for slaughtering a gang of people much older than he is has found out your secret. No, don't execute him! Send him to Chimaera, where he totally won't survive and plot to destroy you!
  • Jerkass Woobie:
    • Extremely subjective, as his Jerkass tendencies are severe, but Zagi's past is pretty fucked up. Not that it justifies his actions, but some people feel pretty bad for him.
    • Third is a slightly less ambiguous example.
  • Magnificent Bastard:
    • Third. He's so blatant about it that Thor calls him out on it at one point, but mostly he goes relatively undetected.
    • Zagi. He's a lot more subtle than Third, but he's playing half the planet. It's especially evident in Death Game with his coup de'etat of the Blanc Ring.
  • Narm: Thor flipping out about his adaptable nature changing his skin tone is a little ridiculous. Especially since the change is barely noticeable — it's less obvious than most summer tans.
  • Starboarding: Tiz loves Thor who loves Karim who loves Zagi who is obsessed with Thor.
  • Tear Jerker: "It was me who killed Karim. ... So if you want to hate someone, hate me. Keep on hating me... so you won't ever forget me."
  • Toy Ship: Thanks to the shortened lifespan of humans (50 years even in the most medically advanced colonies), people tend to start relationships early. Just before Thor and Rai were sent to Chimera, the average age for marriage was about 14.