YMMV: Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Messiah
- Ass Pull: The mayor appears all of twice before being revealed as the Man Behind the Man.
- Author's Saving Throw: After Trish's final duel with her brother, she smiles and gloats as the Seal of Orichalcos takes him. A large fan outcry ensued as numerous readers argued this was far from heroic. A couple of chapters later, Critias lambasts Trish for taking pride in doing something like that to her own family and warns her that doing anything like that again will cost her his support - a scene not in the original outline, according to Cyber Commander, but added only after he'd realized he was turning his heroine into a sociopath.
- Broken Base: Many readers were angered when Sin declared that she was responsible for Kaiser Ryo's Face-Heel Turn, which amounted to Cyber Commander shoving his created villain into the only non-outside-influenced heel turn in the series.