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The Neo-Domino Purge is a Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's fanfic that follows an alternate continuity from episode 8 of the anime onwards. Desperate to uncover the Signers lurking on both sides of the Neo-Domino/Satellite divide, Rex Godwin creates a conflict between the two under the pretense of their way of life being threatened. Essentially the fanfic boils down to taking the Trauma Conga Line already set up in 5D's and turning it up to eleven. The fanfic is written by CuteYami apparently with someone else working on the story and duel planning. It can be found here

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The story itself has developed its own Alternative Continuity, which continues from the end of the first Season, taking place immediately after the Security Arc.

For another Darker and Edgier take on a card game anime by the author, see Override.


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  • Accidental Murder: Yusei to Judge.
    • Happens again two chapters later when Jack accidentally kills Ushio in similar circumstances.
  • Action Prologue: The first pre-title scene is a repeat of the Crimson Dragon's appearance at the end of Yusei and Jack's duel before settling with the point the fic splits from the anime. Whose perspective said segment comes from isn't given.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Uryu and Ushio both get a Chapter in which they get more focus. It doesn't end well for them.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Ushio goes from being a Jerkass as he was portrayed early-anime to a real Dark Signer.
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  • Adjusting Your Glasses: Kinomiya combines the third method with Scary Shiny Glasses.
  • A Friend in Need: Jack and Divine in the Security arc. Jeager lures Crow to Security by telling him Yusei is also one.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: Satellite.
  • Alternate Continuity
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: Yusei sees Godwin's argument for getting him on Neo-Domino's side as this.
  • Writing Evolution
  • Ascended Extra: Lesser characters get a bit more focus than they did originally.
    • Special mention to Kinomiya, who appeared in one episode in the anime, but has a recurring role in the fic.
    • Word of God states Naoko was intended to be a One-Shot Character herself, but grew on the author, so has become a regular character herself where the Psychic Duellists are involved.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Goes through a Double Subversion: To begin with, Satellite duellists appear on D-Wheels, suggesting they've been winning over Security. As soon as they confront the Neo-Domino duellists, they're easily tampled. But when it comes to Ushio and Jack's duel, Security status isn't important and a seemingly rogue Jack wins.
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  • Avenging the Villain: Juri when he reappears, intent on getting revenge for his dead father.
  • Ax-Crazy
  • Backstory: The story goes further back than the anime and looks at Yusei, Jack and Crow meeting Kiryu.
    • Another case of Adaptation Expansion looks at Jack and Yusei's time in Satellite after Team Satisfaction; showing what caused them to drift apart, giving a reason for the duel in the Episode 2 flashback and Jack an ulterior motive for leaving Satellite.
  • Bad Dreams: In the same manner as the anime, Yusei has one over his near-death experience at Ccapac Apu's hands, but elaborates on his feeling powerless to save those he's fighting for. With a helping of Nightmare Fuel. Overlaps with Anxiety Dreams, as he'll have to face it again in the future.
  • Badass Army: The Neo-Domino Army. The Satellite Army would be this if they didn't get completely jobbed by the former.
  • Badass Biker: The D-Wheelers naturally.
  • Badass in Distress: Jack, on two occasions. The third arc is built on his arrest and the threat of execution, while Chapters 31 and 32 have him cornered by Kinomiya and duels him for his freedom.
  • Berserk Button: Jil hits Aki's in Chapter 18. He regrets it.
  • Big Badass Battle Sequence: The initial clash between Neo-Domino and Satellite's forces.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Rua puts his on display on several occasions: during his duel with Aki, during the Security Arc and especially when Jeager sneaks into the twins' home, leading Rua to believe he was aiming to kidnap Ruka.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Takasu.
  • Blood from the Mouth: Happens to Yuusei when Godwin punches him about to stop him escaping during the Detention Centre riot though he isn't the one that dies shortly afterwards, he's the killer.
    • Jack also suffers this in Chapter 32 as a result of the poison Kinomiya injected him with taking effect.
    • Yusei again during his nightmare in Chapter 35.
  • Bloodless Carnage: For a conflict fought on high-speed motorbikes there's little actual violence but then gets subverted for Takasu's death.
  • Boot Camp Episode: Chapter 11
  • Break the Haughty/Badass: Jack experiences this in Chapter 32 after Kinomiya's Hannibal Lecture.
  • The Cameo: Aoyama shows up during the breakout to help Yanagi.
  • Caught on Tape: Kinomiya has footage of Yusei being escorted to and from the roof that acts as evidence that he killed Takasu, but he doesn't intend to use it.
  • Child Soldiers: The kids of Satellite who take part in the protection force
  • Combination Attack: Yusei has a card, Battle Bonds, that does this, using Stardust and Red Demons
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Akutsu!
  • Cue the Sun: Chapters 7, 23 and 24 centre around high-stake duels happening around sunrise, with each becoming significant during the aftermath.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Aki vs. Rua. No prizes for guessing who the stompee is.
    • Any time Neo-Domino rides on Satellite.
  • Darker and Edgier/Bloodier and Gorier: More so than the source.
  • Dead Line News: A news crew moving towards the Arcadia Movement to cover the attack result in the crew being sacrificed as fuel for the Earthbound Gods and their helicopter crashing.
  • Death by Adaptation: Ushio and Takasu.
  • Death by Cameo: Tyne, Tweed, Blyth, Wear, Tees and Eliot, who are said to have a greater role in the fic's other version, but show up briefly before being used as fuel for the chapter's two Earthbound Gods.
  • Declaration of Protection: Rua hammers home just how far he'll go to protect Ruka in both versions during his duel with Jeager.
  • Description Porn: When a Duel Monster appears for the first time, it's not uncommon for an entire paragraph to describe its appearance.
  • Destination Defenestration: See No One Could Survive That!.
    • Bommer manages to combine this and Super Window Jump in his bid to kill Crow during the Security Arc... while riding their D-Wheels!
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Because Yusei beat Jack in their secret duel, he's more than willing to attack and destroy Satellite, including Yusei's waiting friends.
  • Doorstopper: At 35 chapters, it has a little over 350,000 words, making it one of the largest in the 5D's archive on FFN, and it's still setting up the Dark Signer arc.
  • Dramatic Wind
  • Dramatic Shattering: Occurs in Chapter 15 when Divine pushes Rua out a window.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Judge Casey
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Rudger, Kiryu and Demak appear briefly early on in the story.
  • Electric Torture: Jack gets a taster of this in Chapter 16. Yusei keeps his canon dosage.
    • Ruka also gets a load while being tested by Divine.
  • Exact Eavesdropping: Carly and Rally do this to Godwin and Yusei while discussing the Security plan.
  • Face Framed in Shadow: Dark Signer Ushio.
  • Fighting for a Homeland: The residents of Satellite
  • Forced to Watch: Godwin leaves Yusei in the Detention Centre with a device to broadcast the attack on Satellite. Even when he ignores it, it plays automatically so that he can't even escape the audio.
  • Foreshadowing: There are a few instances: Carly's photograph of Jack gives the illusion he's riding downhill, a sign that his luck is about to take a turn for the worst. Yusei also hears someone yelling his name at the end of his duel with Takasu; just over 20 chapters later, he meets with Kiryu, someone else whose death Yusei is responsible for, and it was his voice.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Kinomiya, more so than in the anime.
  • Gambit Roulette: Godwin's plan is to uncover the Signers quickly and force the Dark Signers to show themselves. All this involves starting a that is MOSTLY bloodless whilst pretending to the public in Neo-Domino that it is for their security and to the higher-ups that he is trying to push the limits of Momentum. He has to pray the situation doesn't get even more out of hand all the while.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Jack deals this to Yusei, not unlike the anime's take on the situation.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: The translated titles that accompany each chapter
    Yusei: Kurimusamu Sonikku Basutou!
  • Great Offscreen War: Over time, the battle between Neo-Domino and Satellite forces itself has taken a back seat to the Signer plot.
  • Hannibal Lecture: Kinomiya delivers a brutal one to Jack about his leaving Satellite. It leaves Jack a little worse for wear, but he manages to come back fiercely.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Surprisingly, Jack actually becomes the victim of this.
  • Heroic BSoD: Jack suffers one in Chapter 16 after he is arrested for killing Ushio and suspected of killing Takasu.
    • Yusei shuts down early on following Takasu's death.
  • Heroic Safe Mode: Yusei's been living in this since Chapter 7 and finally confesses thirty chapters later.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Coupled with the above.
  • Hidden Eyes
  • Hope Spot: Carly knocks Ushio down to 200 lifepoints, even thoug he's a Dark Signer and believes she really has a shot of winning. Cue Earthbound God.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: Jack.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Yusei all but says the very words to justify his killing Judge
  • I'm Not a Hero, I'm...: Said by Yusei in Chapter 37.
  • Inspector Javert: Ushio to Jack
  • It's All My Fault: Ruka feels this about the Spirit World's eroding state.
    • Yusei actually has this mindset when it comes to the attack on Satellite, as it was Godwin's way of trying to get him onside.
  • It's Always Sunny at Funerals: Judge's funeral.
  • Janitor Impersonation Infiltration: When she gets separated from Yusei and Rally during the Security raid, Carly disguises herself as a janitor named Jeff.
  • Kick the Dog: Kiryu was about to stamp on Yusei's neck after their duel, just to kill him personally.
    • Ushio had no issues with Carly, he just duels her because she's there and kills her just to spite Jack.
    • In the same chapter, Misty doesn't have the time to finish off Aki, but has Ccarayhua attack the Arcadia Movement just to damage it further.
  • Killed Off for Real: Takasu and Judge.
  • La Résistance: Rally, Crow and the others try this out. It doesn't go well.
  • Laughing Mad: Juri by the end of the first Season. So much so, he's been compared to Kiryuu from the original source.
    • Kiryu himself doesn't disappoint and combines it with a Slasher Smile.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Divine appears to be one for Aki. When he's arrested by Security, she becomes even more of an Ice Queen. On the other hand, when he's sacrificed by the Earthbound Gods, she is left an emotional wreck and thrown into Shrinking Violet territory. Naoko seems to take up the role in at this point.
  • Lonely Funeral: Juri, Bommer, Godwin and Yusei are the only people to show up at any point during Judge's funeral.
  • Meaningful Name: Judge and his son Juri. Also any of them from the original source.
  • Military Brat: Juri.
  • Mind Rape: Frank pulls this on Uryu
  • Mythology Gag: When Jeager breaks into the twins' home, he is quick to head into their kitchen after some cup ramen.
    • In the Team Satisfaction flashback, Kiryu calls Yusei 'Daddy Fudo' while he's looking after one of the younger orphans - a Fan Nickname for Yusei's father.
  • Neck Lift: Judge lifts Yusei single-handedly not by his neck, but by his hair.
  • Neck Snap: Kiryu attempts doing this to Yusei after their duel, he's stopped by Crow charging in to the rescue.
  • Nietzsche Wannabe: Frank, even more than the original. Judge also has shades of it.
  • Noone Could Survive That: Divine thinks this after he shoves Rua out of a window ala Carly in the canon.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: Averted with the Detention Centre break-out.
    • The mindset, however, is in place during the Security arc.
    • Naoko goes back into the Arcadia Movement while the Dark Signers are attacking to get Aki. Ironically, in spite of her efforts, they're the only ones to walk away after the attack.
  • Nuke 'em: Judge's plan. Only he doesn't get to carry it out.
  • Oh, Crap!: Crow has his moment when Kiryu summons Ccapac Apu.
    • When it's revealed Aki and Naoko are the Sole Survivors of the Arcadia Movement.
    • Mass "Oh, Crap!": When Ccarayhua and Urcuchillay appear in Neo-Domino, people on both sides have the same reaction.
  • Original Character: Judge Casey, Juri, Naoko, Tsukasa, Eiji and Haruto.
  • Post-Episode Preview: Done in the style of the anime's own.
  • Precision F-Strike: Crow when Kiryu summons Ccapac Apu.
  • The Purge
  • Race Against the Clock: Yusei, Carly and Rally have until sunrise to save Jack, else he's executed. The same probably applies for Divine.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The Security infiltrators could count; they're made of an escaped prisoner who's jumped sides twice, an unstable psychic, a clumsy reporter, an 11-year old girl from the Tops (and then her brother who was supposed to have been kidnapped), a boy from Satellite of similar age and a thief who's just been arrested, then helped out just to tag along.
  • Ramp Jump: Jack, Crow and even Ushio have pulled these off in the beginning of Arc 3 through Ramprovisation.
  • Rescue Arc: The third arc
  • The Reveal: Ushio appears at the end of Chapter 34 as a new Dark Signer.
  • Rooftop Confrontation: Yusei and Takasu's duel takes place on the roof of the Detention Centre.
  • Rousing Speech: Nerve gives one to convince Blitz and Taka to help prepare for the fight against Neo-Domino's duellists.
  • Sanity Slippage: Juri over the course of the first season's latter half and Misty during her duel with Aki.
  • Say My Name: On several occasions, including Yusei to Crow when the latter is knocked out of the Security tower by Bommer, as mentioned above and a collective call from the rest of the major characters to Yusei at the end of Chapter 23.
  • Schedule Slip: There have been instances of 3/4 months passing without an update.
  • Screw Destiny: Jack's argument to Kinomiya's claims that he'll inevitably become a shadow of his former self and corrupted.
    Jack: I don't give a fuck what your version of destiny says; I'll pave the way for my own life!
  • Season Finale: Chapter 24
  • 7th Episode Twist: Chapter 7 has the first duel, and it's an Absurdly High-Stakes Game. It ends with Takasu dying at Yusei's hands and pretty much sets the tone for what's ahead.
  • Shout-Out: Carly makes reference to telescreens while hiding with Jack at the beginning of the second season.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Despite the majority of the fanbase spelling Jack's surname as "Atlas", the author goes with the in-anime spelling of "Atlus".
  • Storming the Castle: Arc 3.
  • Stranger in a Familiar Land: Yusei when he returns to Satellite as part of Neo-Domino's army.
  • Surveillance as the Plot Demands: Godwin's had cameras set up around the Pipeline and as a technical employee hack Jack's D-Wheel just so he can watch Yusei and Kiryu's duel.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Ushio and Kinomiya working on the case of Takasu's death had clear signs of this.
  • These Hands Have Killed: Yuusei hallucinates at the end of Chapter 7, thinking he has Takasu's blood all over him, and even his cards.
  • The Un-Reveal: Although it was only hinted at very subtly, Juri being Judge's son gets far more of an in-story reaction than it deserved.
  • This Cannot Be!: Said by a variety of characters, including Taka when he realises Jack's part of Neo-Domino's army, Jil while duelling Aki and Crow upon discovering Kiryu is a Dark Signer.
  • Thwarted Escape: While Yanagi, Himuro and Aoyama get out the Detention Centre, Yusei gets cornered and captured by Godwin.
  • There Are No Therapists: And when there are, you don't want to meet them...
  • Time for Plan B: Chapter 17 suggests that the attack on Satellite is Plan B and the Fortune Cup, Plan A, was too slow for Godwin to care anymore.
  • Trauma Conga Line: As mentioned above, Yusei in particular has a miserable time of it. The only thing he doesn't have happen to him in the Facility is get jumped in the showers...
  • True Companions: It's 5D's, need I say more?
  • 24-Hour News Networks
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Godwin's real motivation behind invading Satellite is merely to lure the Dark Signers out as well as push Yusei and awaken his Birthmark so he can fight them.
  • Wham Episode: Chapter 7: The first death of the fic with the most unlikely character responsible.. Chapter 13: Judge's plan to nuke Satellite and defeat shortly after his bomb is deactivated, leading to his death, again, down to Yusei. Chapter 15: Ushio dies in the aftermath of his duel with Jack. Chapters 23/24: First Season Finale sees Yusei against Juri, out for revenge over his father's death and reveals the existence of the Dark Signers as well as Yusei's final move combining the power of Stardust and Red Demons.
    • Chapter 34 has the biggest impact by the appearance of Dark Signer Ushio.
  • Wham Line
    • Chapter 15: —>Daly: I'm sending out a warrant… for Jack Atlus' arrest.
  • What Have I Done?: Yusei after accidentally killing Judge
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Godwin more-or-less says this to Yusei when convincing him to join the Neo-Domino Army.
  • You Killed My Father: Juri's motivation for duelling Yusei in the finale of the first season.
  • You Rebel Scum!: Ushio and Judge voice the opinions of the Neo-Domino army while in Satellite.
  • Zerg Rush: Both Neo-Domino and Satellite sides pull this early on and clash for the first time in the Pipeline as part of The War Sequence.

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