"Do you really think... your adherence to winning above all else gives you respect?" the man gritted out as he slowly and painfully pulled himself standing, knees shaking, and the Duel Disk glowing fainter and fainter.
Five hundred Life Points, and his opponent had a full field of powerful monsters. Would Nagare Ryota's Cinderella run end here?
"Your light may be strong... but as long as I have the Will of Evolution in me, I will find a way!" he bellowed, going into the draw phase of his final turn.
And then... black lightning crackled, the heavens grew dark, and the Pro League were witnessing their most talented Duelist, the Lightsworn master Argyle...
Reggie opened his eyes.
The first night at Duel Academy East, and I dream of that moment again,
he thought. He did admire Edo Phoenix and his casual, almost professional manner in taking on all comers and winning most of the time.
However, deep in his heart, there was one moment that shone through.
When an unknown entrant waltzed into the Pro League's free tournament with a deck what was previously thought to be... well, evil... it was a sight to behold.
The man wielding the frightening full potential of the Cyberdarks - Nagare Ryota - had carved a path of victories to a deciding bout with the reigning champion - and nigh-unbeatable - Lightsworn master.
What had followed was the most awe-inspiring reversals of all time, and the repercussions were being felt to this day.
Reggie grinned. It was because of Nagare Ryota going beyond the impossible and summoning the most powerful of all the Cyberdarks, with a voice that made even the earth itself tremble... the thought that you could take a winning deck and ride on its fame immediately died on the vine.
He had been seven years old when that happened, and it was only during the boat ride to the Duel Academy that he truly began to understand what the legend said about the Will of Evolution.
As he prepared for the new day, he checked his belongings, put together the Deck that he had worked on for so long, and gave a silent prayer that he would go through this part of his life with the professionalism of Edo Phoenix... and the flaming passion of Nagare Ryota.
His purple eyes hardening in resolve, Regulus Gale took up his things and walked to his first class of the day.
Yes, this is a reference to the other character/NPC I wanted to insert. And yes, the custom cards I was planning to add were Cyberdark support cards. Anyway, it's not relevant for now; just a little peek into my character's motivation.
edited 2nd Sep '12 5:19:33 AM by Nitramy