YMMV / Yu-Gi-Oh! R

  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Bandit Keith tries to cheat by sneaking cards into his hand from outside his deck, only for the anti-cheating alarm mentioned at the end of the previous volume to blare until he puts it back.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Yako's desire to resurrect Pegasus in Anzu's body.
    • Yako's face deformations could also count as Nightmare Fuel, as well as his Eye Scream scene.
    • At the end of Seto Kaiba's duel with Yakou, Seto has a vision of a shadowy Blue-Eyes White Dragon roaring at him in a scene rather reminiscent of the first penalty game that Yami had inflicted upon him so long ago
  • One-Scene Wonder: For all the hype the Evil Gods get about being dark counterparts to the Egyptian Gods, the latter barely ever appear in series, making their rare appearances this.
    • Slifer gets subjected to the Worf Effect, but returns to absolutely flatten Cedar Mill in a single panel.
    • Ra also gets a Hope Spot before fading away, but it's worth it for the brief Oh, Crap! moment it gave Yako.
    • Obelisk finally shows up during the final duel with Yako, gets powered up to match the Wicked Avatar, and then both Gods destroy each other quite epically.
  • The Scrappy: Honda spends most of Jonouchi's duels telling him to stop losing and doubting he can win, and in his worst moment assumes Joey encouraged Reiko to attack him to score a cheap win, instead of trying to get her to actually enjoy dueling. Thankfully for the last act of the manga he gets Rescued from the Scrappy Heap, having a Back-to-Back Badasses moment with Jonouchi and encouraging Jounouchi before his final duel with Bandit Keith.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Seeing Yami in despair, watching Anzu's soul fade away as they reach out to each other, is not easy on the heart. Gekko knows it too, and despite not knowing him for as long, the reader can sympathize with him after seeing him in a raw state of emotion after being composed for most of the series.
    • Yakko's backstory. His whole life he felt inferior to his brother due to Gekko's "perfect" playstyle, finally snapping when he lost the only parent he'd ever known.
    • Yakko's reaction when the attempt to resurrect Pegasus fails.

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