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* With what we learn about [[BigBad Zarc]] in the last few episodes, the series even manages to {{deconstruct}} both FightingFromTheInside and [[spoiler:TheBadGuyWins, by having Zarc win in a way that actually ''removes'' his evil. We learn that Zarc's StartOfDarkness was caused by him trying to entertain the audience, [[HumansAreBastards but being driven insane by their lust for blood]]. After the dimensions are split, Zarc places his dimensional reincarnations, the Yu-boys, in positions where they'll learn to duel, in hopes that they'll revive him... but also gives them a desire to entertain, very possibly a result of his pre-insanity personality managing to break through his OmnicidalManiac personality for a brief instant. (Yuya is the most obvious about this, as his entire personality revolves around entertaining others. However, Yuto has a thing for smiles (and constantly encourages Yuya not to lose his), and Yugo loves high-speed acrobatic stunts and risky all-or-nothing gambling plays (both of which keep the audience in suspense), while also using a deck based on toys (toys being something designed for the explicit purpose of entertaining people); Yuri was likely similar at first, but Zarc's influence corrupted it into a desire to ''be'' entertained.) When Zarc is revived, while he makes it clear that he wants to destroy the world in revenge, he also (if I remember correctly) outright ''says'' that he's going to destroy everything because senseless violence is what the audience wanted, showing that even after going crazy, he's still driven by a twisted form of his desire to entertain.]] So, in the end, when Yuya manages to [[spoiler:make Reira smile, finally purifying Zarc's evil, he shows that he can truly entertain the audience, ''without'' relying on violence or being driven insane by their desire for it.]] And thus, [[spoiler:due to the faintest influence from his pre-insanity personality leaking through, [[HeartwarmingMoments Zarc manages to make everyone smile, entertain the audience without using violence]], ''[[HeartwarmingMoments and]]'' [[HeartwarmingMoments remove his own evil, and even make peace with Ray, through Yuya]].]] Who says [[spoiler:the villain winning]] is a ''bad'' thing, again? By the looks of things, he even got the girl!

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* With what we learn about [[BigBad Zarc]] in the last few episodes, the series even manages to {{deconstruct}} both FightingFromTheInside and [[spoiler:TheBadGuyWins, by having Zarc win in a way that actually ''removes'' his evil. We learn that Zarc's StartOfDarkness was caused by him trying to entertain the audience, [[HumansAreBastards but being driven insane by their lust for blood]]. After the dimensions are split, Zarc places his dimensional reincarnations, the Yu-boys, in positions where they'll learn to duel, in hopes that they'll revive him... but also gives them a desire to entertain, very possibly a result of his pre-insanity personality managing to break through his OmnicidalManiac personality for a brief instant. (Yuya is the most obvious about this, as his entire personality revolves around entertaining others. However, Yuto has a thing for smiles (and constantly encourages Yuya not to lose his), and Yugo loves high-speed acrobatic stunts and risky all-or-nothing gambling plays (both of which keep the audience in suspense), while also using a deck based on toys (toys being something designed for the explicit purpose of entertaining people); Yuri was likely similar at first, but Zarc's influence corrupted it into a desire to ''be'' entertained.) When Zarc is revived, while he makes it clear that he wants to destroy the world in revenge, he also (if I remember correctly) outright ''says'' that he's going to destroy everything because senseless violence is what the audience wanted, showing that even after going crazy, he's still driven by a twisted form of his desire to entertain.]] So, in the end, when Yuya manages to [[spoiler:make Reira smile, finally purifying Zarc's evil, he shows that he can truly entertain the audience, ''without'' relying on violence or being driven insane by their desire for it.]] And thus, [[spoiler:due to the faintest influence from his pre-insanity personality leaking through, [[HeartwarmingMoments [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Zarc manages to make everyone smile, entertain the audience without using violence]], ''[[HeartwarmingMoments ''[[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments and]]'' [[HeartwarmingMoments [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments remove his own evil, and even make peace with Ray, through Yuya]].]] Who says [[spoiler:the villain winning]] is a ''bad'' thing, again? By the looks of things, he even got the girl!


* Even if he wasn't planning on using Synchro Summoning, Yuya was still planning on using Tuning Magician, hence why he added Gap Power to his deck.

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* Even if he wasn't planning on using Synchro Summoning, Yuya was still planning on using Tuning Magician, hence why he added Gap Power to his deck.deck to take advantage of the life point difference created.


* The Dragon Boys and Bracelet Girls decks tend to mesh well with out each other: Yugo and Rin's decks in the real life card game work quite well together, while Yuto's more defensive style would support Rin's more offensive one well. During the show Yuya and Yuzu's decks both gain Fusion capabilities whose support cards both could use, with similar offensive strategies between the two of them and the dragon upgrade that would have been without Pendulum, Odd-Eyes Saber Dragon, being a result of tributing a Light monster, aka Yuzu's attribute. Clearly Ray wanting her counterparts to have every reason to stick close to Zarc's extends to combat as well. Yuri and Serena's decks, while possessing some kinship, do not mesh as well, noting how the two are not close at all despite what Ray/Destiny would prefer.

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* The Dragon Boys and Bracelet Girls decks tend to mesh well with out each other: Yugo and Rin's decks in the real life card game work quite well together, while Yuto's more defensive style would support Rin's Lulu's more offensive one well. During the show Yuya and Yuzu's decks both gain Fusion capabilities whose support cards both could use, with similar offensive strategies between the two of them and the dragon upgrade that would have been without Pendulum, Odd-Eyes Saber Dragon, being a result of tributing a Light monster, aka Yuzu's attribute. Clearly Ray wanting her counterparts to have every reason to stick close to Zarc's extends to combat as well. Yuri and Serena's decks, while possessing some kinship, do not mesh as well, noting how the two are not close at all despite what Ray/Destiny would prefer.


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* The dub changing Jack’s title from “King of Games” to “Master of Faster” makes sense in 3 ways. Not only does it avoid pissing off the FanDumb purists, but it’s one of Jack’s titles in 5Ds and it fits the theme of Riding/Turbo Duels better.

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* Sawatari dueled all of the three Yu boys except Yuri. However he was still defeated by a Fusion Dragon in his second duel with Yuya: Beast-Eyes Pendulum Dragon. He also dueled Yuya one on one twice and was defeated by a Pendulum Dragon the first time. So he was defeated by a Pendulum Dragon, a Xyz Dragon, a Fusion Dragon, and a Synchro Dragon.

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* Consider the fact that [[spoiler:Zarc created the Pendulum Summon mechanic]]. Now think back to the very first episode, when [[spoiler: Yuya somehow spontaneously created his first Pendulum Cards and, later, couldn't remember how they work?]] That was actually ''the very first instance of [[spoiler: the [[BigBad Supreme King]] awakening within Yuya!]]''
** Think about the first Duel and Yuya's Duel with Kachidoki. The same track played during both scenes [[spoiler: in moments involving Zarc reawakening within Yuya, thus making "Swing! Pendulum of Souls!" not ''Yuya's'' theme, but '''''Zarc's.''''' Such a heroic-sounding theme, and yet hearing it meant the Supreme King was coming one step closer to his revival.]]


* The fact that the two shown survivors of the Xyz Dimension are DARK users: In the actual card game many Dark monster family groups have been successful in competitive card play (Dark World, Inzektor, Shadoll, Blackwing, Burning Abyss, Ghosttrick, etc), and thus likely lethally competitve card play. Also, in many AfterTheEnd style stories, such as MarvelZombies, it's the darker, morally gray characters, like Magneto, who are able to best survive.

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* The fact that the two shown survivors of the Xyz Dimension are DARK users: In the actual card game many Dark monster family groups have been successful in competitive card play (Dark World, Inzektor, Shadoll, Blackwing, Burning Abyss, Ghosttrick, etc), and thus likely lethally competitve card play. Also, in many AfterTheEnd style stories, such as MarvelZombies, ''ComicBook/MarvelZombies'', it's the darker, morally gray characters, like Magneto, who are able to best survive.

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**On a similar note, look at what happens when Yuya draws brand new Pendulum Monsters and transforms his magicians and Odd-Eyes. As previously mentioned, drawing new cards creates a streak of light and sparkles while transforming cards is the result of a line of sparkles forming a the bottom of the card and them sweeping up, revealing the new card. Sound familiar? Yuya is essentially performing a Shining Draw and Shining Evolution from "Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL".

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*When you look at how Zarc, Ray, and the Original Dimension were divided, you notice that they were all divided in the same basic format. Three of their counterparts were the embodiment of one of their key traits while the last counterpart was an embodiment of all of their traits.
**First, we have Zarc, who was divided into his key traits before going mad. From the flashbacks, we can see that Zarc was a pacifist, could be a bit goofy, and loved good entertainment.
***Yuto was shown to be a pacifist, disliking the idea of having to fight to survive during Acadamia's invasion of the XYZ Dimension.
***Yugo was shown to be a bit goody, drawing up really childish designs for a D-Wheel and doing things that can annoy people and earn him some sort of physical, comedic punishment.
***Yuri was shown to love entertainment, but due to his unhealthy upbringing, he grew to find entertainment in other people's suffering.
***Yuya embodies all of these traits, but is not defined by a single trait.
**Next, we have Ray, who from the flashbacks can be seen as a kindhearted person who isn't afraid to reprimand people for their actions and has a no nonsense attitude.
***Ruri was seen to be very kindhearted, being someone who assisted refugees as opposed to fighting.
***Rin was constantly seen reprimanding Yugo for his goofy tendencies.
***Serena was seen to have a no nonsense attitude, as seen in her dueling style and her interactions with others.
***Yuzu was embodies all of these traits, but is not defined by a single trait.
**Finally, the Original Dimension had all of the summoning methods while each of the dimensions it divided into had only one of them save for Standard. However, while Standard originally didn't have any Extra Deck summoning method, it came to posses all of them.
*The above point also explains why the Standard counterparts became the bodies that all the counterparts inhabit. The Standard counterparts are essentially everything Zarc and Ray were. Zarc and Ray truly were reborn in Yuya and Yuzu respectively when all of their counterparts became one.
*Why do the counterparts only become verbal after being absorbed at specific points in the story? They were all woken up by their own memories. Each counterpart only woke up when the counterpart that absorbed them entered their home dimension where all of their memories took place. Going off of the above point, each counterpart started as a key trait of the original and developed an more unique personality by experiencing their own lives and forming their own memories.
**Yuto first became vocal in Yuya after Yuya entered the XYZ Dimension because that was where the memories that developed Yuto's personality began to truly stir.
**Yugo never became vocal in Yuri because Yuri never entered the Synchro Dimension so Yugo's memories were never stirred.
**All of the counterparts became vocal in Yuya during his second duel with Jake because the track they were on ran through all of the dimensions, stirring all of their memories at once.
*Why was Yuri so much friendlier at the end of the series? Because he has been silently watching Yuya's entertainment dueling the entire time Yuya was traveling through all of the dimensions. Yuya made Yuri a better person the same way he did with the likes of the Synchro Dimension, Edo, Grace, Gloria, Kaito, and B.B.


* In a brilliant LampshadeHanging, Yuya outright says that [[GenreSavvy a tag duel is a terrible gamemode for Gongenzaka's deck]] thanks to the shared Graveyard rule locking out the Superheavy Samurais with "no S/T in grave" restrictions, specially when his partner was dependent on Underworld Script cards. However, it's even worse against the Tyler sisters: Gongenzaka's deck, in general, focuses on agression through powerful Defense Position attackers and breaking the opponent's Spells and Traps. The Tyler sisters play Amazoness decks, which have powerful continuous effects that manipulate the numbers on the battlefield (ATK boosts, damage redirection...), and while they CAN play spells and traps, they aren't that reliant on them for Shutendoji to be a big threat, and even if Gongenzaka got to use Susanoo's effect, most of their spells and traps were Amazoness-specific anyways - not to mention that [[spoiler:the defensive support that they played against Yuya and Kurosaki was mostly made of continuous S/T, i.e. cards that one must destroy for them to hit the Graveyard]]. Add everything up, and you'll realize that Gongenzaka was playing an uphill battle.

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* In a brilliant LampshadeHanging, Yuya outright says that [[GenreSavvy a tag duel is a terrible gamemode for Gongenzaka's deck]] deck thanks to the shared Graveyard rule locking out the Superheavy Samurais with "no S/T in grave" restrictions, specially when his partner was dependent on Underworld Script cards. However, it's even worse against the Tyler sisters: Gongenzaka's deck, in general, focuses on agression through powerful Defense Position attackers and breaking the opponent's Spells and Traps. The Tyler sisters play Amazoness decks, which have powerful continuous effects that manipulate the numbers on the battlefield (ATK boosts, damage redirection...), and while they CAN play spells and traps, they aren't that reliant on them for Shutendoji to be a big threat, and even if Gongenzaka got to use Susanoo's effect, most of their spells and traps were Amazoness-specific anyways - not to mention that [[spoiler:the defensive support that they played against Yuya and Kurosaki was mostly made of continuous S/T, i.e. cards that one must destroy for them to hit the Graveyard]]. Add everything up, and you'll realize that Gongenzaka was playing an uphill battle.


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** The point of everyone intruding on the duel and accepting the 2000 LP penalty, was to prevent Zarc from going all nuts and eliminating everything. If Reiji decided to reset everything before challenging him, what's stopping Zarc from refusing and then blasting him with his dragon at point blank.
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** Can we talk about the FridgeHorror behind Yugo and Rin's dream of dueling each other in the Friendship Cup? Both characters knew full-well what would happen should either of them win, so they were essentially setting a goal of dooming one of the two to work in a scrap factory for life while the other would become a Top. Yugo is either really mistaken about his and Rin's friendship, or those two are utterly insane.
*** Hell, now that I think about it, it's entirely possible that Rin was subconsciously engineering this to have a semi-permanent solution to a Yuya duplicate.

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** Perhaps [[spoiler:Yugo didn't have parents because having no one to depend on meant he'd have to learn to fend for himself, and Rin didn't because she needed to stay near him (which meant being in the same orphanage)]]?


*** If Yuma was born at all. At the Zexal finale, it was pretty strongly implied/confirmed that Yuma is a 'shard' that Astral that he lost during the final fight with Don Thousand. If Astral doesn't exist...neither does Yuma.

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*** If Yuma was born at all. At the Zexal finale, it was pretty strongly implied/confirmed that Yuma is a 'shard' that Astral that he lost during the final fight with Don Thousand. If Astral doesn't exist...neither does Yuma.

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*** If Yuma was born at all. At the Zexal finale, it was pretty strongly implied/confirmed that Yuma is a 'shard' that Astral that he lost during the final fight with Don Thousand. If Astral doesn't exist...neither does Yuma.

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* Listen to this: a group of duelists who all use the same deck, play the same moves and block their opponent from actually playing the game all for personal satisfaction, degrading the very soul of the game. Now did I just describe the Obelisk Force or real life competitive players?

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