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YMMV: Yu-Gi-Oh! Tenth Anniversary Movie
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Who is the bad guy of the story?
    • Are we supposed to sympathize with Paradox or not? While his goal seems noble (after all, he comes from a future ruined beyond recognition and he intends to save the world from destruction), he does rather monstrous things in order to achieve that goal, including heavily damaging Judai and killing a lot of innocents, as well as Pegasus and Sugoroku.
    • Are we sure that the protagonists do the right thing? Does killing a person who intends to avert an utterly ruined future solve everything? Do people truly have the power to change the future?
    • They have.
  • Ass Pull: Since it's Yu-Gi-Oh!, of course. The three protagonist draw the perfect cards in their first turn to win the duel. The worst examples are their three last cards they played that are obviously designed for the final turn. Yugi and Judai have two trap cards with similar name and basically the same effect just to buff Yusei's Stardust Dragon. And Yusei's trap card allows him to revive all their monsters that are destroyed in the last turn, but it requires Stardust Dragon on the field. However, Stardust Dragon is stolen in the beginning of the movie. There is no way that Yusei could predict to get his card back. Also, it only works because of violation of the rulesnote .
  • Crowning Moment Of Awesome: Has its own page.
    • Paradox summoning Sin Truth Dragon.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Quite a few in the dubbed version.
  • Ear Worm: makemagic, the theme song.
  • Epileptic Trees: The movie had a good share of those until it came out. Now there are theories about how the movie is connected to 5D's, the movie's loose ends, including Paradox's backstory and identity.
    • The loose ends and Paradox's backstory had some light shed on them in Episode 135 of 5D's.
  • Fan Nickname: On a Chinese forum Paradox is often referred to as BOSS. Among the Japanese he is called Para-san or Paradox-san/-sama. Other people are starting to refer to him as Squidhead.
    • Material (including the movie itself) tying the three series together are referred to as Yu-Gi-Oh! 5DX.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: It has been stated in the Gospel of Truth that Pegasus' least favorite food is squid. And now in the movie, someone with hair resembling a squid is out to kill him. Least favorite food, indeed.
  • Ho Yay: Johan isn't even present and only mentioned once but the producers still somehow manage to make the impression that there is something between Judai and him. Judai is practically furious when he Paradox plays Rainbow Dragon while the other barely react when their friends/own cards are played.
    • That can be explained that there is only ONE Rainbow Dragon in existence. If Paradox has it, that means something happened to Johan. While there are probably at least more than one copy of Cyber End Dragon.
  • Magnificent Bastard: It is very likely Paradox is one.
    • In the Sakiyomi JumBANG! broadcast promoting the movie, Paradox hacks the broadcast and tells the cast to find Stardust Dragon. The three members search all over the theme park the broadcast takes place at. At the end, Paradox mocks them and tells them they'll have to wait for the movie's debut instead. Cue much rage from Zaripai.
  • Memetic Badass: Paradox, with all the grace and charm of Hiruma!
  • Memetic Molester/Memetic Sex God: After witnessing Judai sitting behind Yusei on his motorbike and Yusei and Judai talking about how they are similar to each other, Japan made Judai launch even more ships. Paradox is also a popular target for Judai.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • With Paradox's hair resembling a squid, the fandom is joking around with "an epic battle between marine invertebrates" - starfish for Yugi, jellyfish for Judai and crab for Yusei.
    • People enjoy making Paradox say "YA-HA!" in fan material thanks to him and Hiruma sharing voice actors.
    • Judai's salute pose.
    • Chest spikes. Oh boy.
    • Yusei's distorted face (which can be seen well during a freeze frame) as he is knocked back by Paradox's attacks gained a slight popularity in fanart.
    • Synchro what?
  • Nightmare Fuel: Paradox's fusion with Sin Truth Dragon. To elaborate, Paradox is clearly in pain when he pays his Life Point cost for the monster's summoning (explaining that he sacrifices his body in doing so), his eyes temporarily go blank during the fusion, and the next thing we see is a close-up of Paradox's veiny, angry face. He also makes Dark Marik-esque faces at the protagonists afterwards.
    • Also, The destroyed world.
  • So Bad, It's Good: For some people, the epic cheesiness of the dub saves the dub version from being a bad film.
  • Ultimate Team-Up Of Ultimate Destiny: Yugi, Judai and Yusei dueling together against the lead villain.
    • Don't forget the teamup of their ace monsters: Dark Magician, E-Hero Neos, and Stardust Dragon!
  • What an Idiot: Why didn't Judai activate his Neos Spiral Force to buff Yugi's Dark Magician when it's attacked by Paradox' Malific Blue-Eyes White Dragon? Because the duel would be over, but the Spotlight-Stealing Squad is Yusei, so he deserves the buff.

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