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Yugioh EQG

  • Flash Sentry is established to be an anti-social teen in this continuity, who threw out all his duel monster cards because he kept losing. But in just the first chapter he shows he is still a Nice Guy, standing up for two little boys who are having problems with bullies stealing their cards, and one of those boys was Spike.
  • Flash becomes popular overnight thanks to his Pendulum cards. While just the day before everyone would ignore him or try to stay away from him, suddenly everyone wants to talk to him and see his cards.
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  • Twilight's crush on Flash starts when he helps Spike get his deck back from Garble, and Flash quickly forms a friendship with her when she volunteers to help him learn more about his deck by dueling her.
  • Flash is feeling upset all day because of how he was humiliated by Cold Steel the day before in their duel. Pinkie manages to cheer him up in their duel and teaches him that just because you don't always win that doesn't mean you can't still have fun and smile.
  • Twilight originally wanted to run for Class Rep but decides not to when she learns that Applejack and Rainbow are already running and doesn't want to compete against her friends. At the end of the chapter it is revealed Flash put down her name for her as an anonymous candidate and went around telling everyone she was running, since he knew she wanted to compete, and almost everyone in the school voted for her.
  • Rarity insists on helping Flash's relationship with his little sister Scootaloo, since she used to have a bad relationship with Sweetie Belle until Applejack helped them and wants to do the same for Flash and Scootaloo.
    • Flash's reasons for ignoring Scootaloo outside of home, while ultimately misguided, show he never stopped loving his sister. She got bullied in their old neighborhood because she was his sister and he kept losing duels, so after they moved he distanced himself from her to be sure that wouldn't happen again.
  • Flash and Cadance form a fast friendship when Flash meets her at a Duel Festival, and she becomes a Shipper on Deck for him and Twilight, instantly picking up on an attraction between the two of them.
  • Flash desperately duels to save Twilight when she is sealed in an airtight room. He eventually gets the door open and manages to save her with CPR. Twilight Velvet thanks Flash for saving her daughter's life.
  • Flash keeps Twilight company while she is recovering in the hospital and they both reflect on how close they have become in just two months. A sweet slow moment between the two.
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  • While facing Gizmo in the first round of The Shooting Star Micro Tournament, Flash Heart Dragon's Pendulum ability saves Flash from a direct attack. Flash Heart does a Punch Catch, saving Flash from Gizmo's monster before shoving it away. Flash thanks Flash Heart with a thumbs up, and his monster returns the gesture before kneeling down to pick Flash up and put him on his shoulder. This was the first true time Flash interacted with his ace.
  • Doubles as a awesome moment, during Flash's duel with Lyra, Lyra takes control of Flash Heart Dragon and pushes Flash into a corner. Lyra gives Flash a chance to give up to avoid losing to his own monster and he almost takes it, before snapping out of it and refusing the offer while saying if he gave up he'd be betraying the bond he's made with Flash Heart. It is when Flash truly acknowledges that dueling has helped improve his life, and Flash Heart Dragon has helped him, not just as his best card, but as his partner and friend. A connection not unlike how the main characters in Yu-Gi-Oh see their respected aces.
    Flash: If I surrender this Duel it means I'm letting you get away with stealing my best monster, and there's no way I'll let that slide. I owe everything to Flash Heart Dragon. Ever since he came into my life it's been nothing but good things. I've grown to love Duelling again, I've made great friends and I've reconnected with my love ones. I owe all of that to Flash Heart, because he's more then just a card. He's my friend. We share a bond that you'll never destroy.
    • Then when Flash regains control of Flash Heart Dragon he jumps onto his back and rides on him as he delivers the final blow to Lyra.
    Flash: Let's do this...PARTNER!
  • During Flash's duel with Tidal Wave, Flash has a vision where he is standing in some ruins, and finds Alchemy Dracokid with her head stuck in the ground. Flash pulls the little monster free, and the little girl gratefully rubs her head into Flash's chest. This event also awakens Alchemy Dracokid's card and her pendulum ability lets Flash fusion summon and win the duel.
  • Flash's last opponent of the tournament is Spike, who says he entered the tournament to face Flash, seeing him as a idol and someone to look up to.
  • When Rainbow duels Gilda she explains how her friends are always supporting her, even when their aren't there watching her. This is enforced by cutting to her friends at different locations and each one wishing her luck. Then after Rainbow manages to beat Gilda, she offers to be her friend, to give her the support she needs.
  • During Flash's duel with Timber he explains how Timber's view of only strong monsters being important is flawed, and how he and his monsters work with each other and support each other. He is also sure to support Shine Crest Magna Wolf when Timber insults it. Twilight just smiles at this, remembering what she likes about Flash and forgetting her previous anger at him for his rude behavior to Timber.
  • During Flash and Twilight's team duel against the Masked Riders, their team name is "Flashlight", their ship name.
  • Grand's story of how Flash and Scootaloo's parents met. When Trail Blazer saved Grand and Misty Vail from a group of duel gangsters, and beat three of them by himself.
  • Twilight is broken hearted over Flash leaving to get back his points solo, so Cadance tries to assure her everything will be okay. But, it is Trixie who gets through to her, by telling her she's letting her hurt feelings interfere with her dueling, and actually considers calling off their duel when she sees Twilight isn't even trying to win, until Twilight actually becomes focused.
  • The Crusaders run into a boy named Shining Spoon who is a big fan of Flash and wants to be his student and duel like him. When Spoon is struggling in a duel against Pipsqueak he almost gives up, until suddenly Flash shows up himself and encourages Spoon to get back up and win.
  • Applejack saves a town from a duel gang led by Longhorn by beating him in a showdown-like-duel. A little girl named Cupcake thanks her and says she wants to be as good a duelist as Applejack someday. Applejack tells her she knows she'll be even better.
  • Gilda becoming the new leader of the Black Griffons duel gang and all of them agreeing to clean up their acts.
  • Flash reunites with all his friends on the last day of the first round.
  • After Flash finally beats Cold Steel in a duel he sees a vision of his new card, Vail Pixie, who welcomes him.
    • When Flash sees he got Vail Pixie’s card to appear, Cold Steel laughs happily before formally introducing himself to Flash and finally giving him the answers he wants.

Yugioh EQG: Shadow Gates

  • Pinkie and Applejack introducing their friends to Maud and Big Mac at the party before the finals.
  • Even if she's a self-absorbed girl working for Sombra, it is shown Adagio loves her sisters and wants revenge for what happened to them.
  • Shining Spoon managed to make it to the finals, and is overjoyed that his first opponent is his idol Flash Sentry.
  • After Flash's win against Shining Spoon in the first duel, Shining Armor and Cadance both say that if Twilight wasn't in the finals they would be cheering for Flash to win the whole tournament.
  • Even though Pinkie and Cheese Sandwich lost their duels to Maud and Big Mac they still showed they had fun and wished their opponents luck in the next round.
  • Flash, Twilight and Spike run into Thorax again after the first day of the finals. He explains his home life to them, how being a prince means he hasn't been able to do any normal stuff kids his age do. Spike cheers him up with a duel, and when he leaves to go home they all hope he can take control of his own life some day.
  • When Flash and Maud are paired to duel against each other, Pinkie doesn’t know who to cheer for and becomes depressed. Twilight quickly cheers her up by telling her she can just cheer for both of them, reminding her of Flash’s duel with Spike.
  • During Flash’s duel with Maud he gets another vision, where Flash Heart Dragon leads him to a statue of a dragon and Flash realizes this statue is a monster that’s sleeping and is a friend of Flash Heart Dragon. Flash convinces the new monster to wake up and join him, and it helps him win his duel against Maud. The new monster, Destiny Bound Dragon, also begins to wake up from its statue form when Flash mentions its friend Flash Heart Dragon.
    Flash: I don't know you, but if Flash Heart trusts you then I know I can too. I need your help, so will you please lend me a hand? I know you've been sleeping for a long time, so why not wake up and join me? Come on out, come join the adventure!
  • After Applejack beats Big Mac in the third round, Big Mac congratulated her, also being the first time anyone heard him talk outside of a duel, and the two siblings share a hug.
  • Before Flash’s duel in the third round a young boy named Heart is excited to see him duel again. Seems Flash has already made a few new fans.
  • Flash might have gone over the top in defeating Garble and his goons, but many of the witnesses speak in Flash’s favor, calling what he did self-defense against three cheating bullies.
  • Flash rushes to Twilight’s duel against Adagio as soon as he learns about it and cheers for her as soon as he gets there, giving her confidence to continue.
    • Twilight manages to beat Adagio with the two cards Shining Armor had left for her, essentially beating her with the help of her family.
    • Twilight is congratulated by her friends and family for her win, and shares hugs with Spike, Cadance and Flash.
  • During Flash’s duel with Applejack in the Semifinals he has another vision where he faces Chaos Command Dragon and his Super-Powered Evil Side. Flash apologizes to Chaos Command Dragon for what he did to him and says he doesn’t deserve to be forgiven by him. However, Chaos Command Dragon actually wants to help Flash, knowing he’s a good person, and was just waiting for him to apologize. This repairs the bond between them, let’s Flash have full control of him and gets rid of the spirit of hatred created by their damaged bond.
  • Twilight telling Flash she's believed in him since the day they met, and later coming to his duel to cheer him on like he did for her.
    • The whole stadium joins in cheering for Flash against Shadow, and after Flash beats him they all chant Flash's name in celebration.
  • Spike stays behind from the rest of the group to duel Throax and free him from Sombra's brainwashing. Spike tells Throax to snap out of it during the duel, and before he makes the winning move Thorax fights back enough to ask his friend for help.
  • Flash states to Sombra that if the girl he loved, while picturing Twilight in his head, chose to be with someone else instead of him he would be hurt by it but he would accept it would be her decision.
  • Cadance cheering up Twilight when Twilight is depressed over Flash being hurt, and helping her realize that she is in love with Flash. She also convinces her to confess to Flash once he wakes up, since it will give him something else to fight for.
  • Cold and Grand tell Thorax that even if his mother has made her decision and is working with someone evil, he doesn't need to be like her and can use the card created by her anyway he wants.
  • Flash and Scootaloo's parents explain to them how the duel monster spirts kept them safe when they first arrived in the Spirit World and looked after them. It is even shown that Flash's parents named him after Flash Heart Dragon, the one who first saved them when they arrived, and baby Flash happily holds the giant's finger.
    • Misty Vail's speech to her baby son before she and Trail need to leave him with Grand Hoof is also this.
    Misty Vail: You'll probably hate us for this, but please know that mommy loves you. Whenever life seems hard and you feel alone, just know that we will always be with you in your heart. You are the most special baby that will ever exist. Born of two worlds, you are the bridge that connects them. And one day, you may have to protect those worlds. You will be its protector, its guardian, its...sentry. Flash Sentry.
  • Thorax promising that when he takes the throne from his mother he'll repair their home the proper way, using the lessons he learned from all his new friends.
  • Cold recognizing how far Flash has come since they first met and believing he has what it takes to save the world, and wants to do all he can to help him.
    Cold: Watching over you was often irritating, often exasperating, but to be honest...a lot of fun.
  • Before Adagio vanishes after losing to Twilight, her only request is for her to tell her sisters she's sorry and she hopes they have a good life.
  • Sunset and Twilight are forced to leave the tower to save Cold's life, and leave Sombra to Flash. Before they leave though, Twilight surprises Flash with a kiss, as extra incentive to win.
  • During Flash's duel with Sombra he admits that a few months ago he might have agreed with Sombra that the world needed to be cleansed, but then he met his friends and was able to actually enjoy his life despite the struggles he's been through.
    • During's Flash's last turn, he's able to use his powers to create a new card to defeat Sombra just like he did against Shadow, except this time it is at a much larger scale. Instead of gathering the Ener-D of just a stadium of people cheering for him, he gathers it from the entire planet, untied together to help him stop Sombra. As Flash points out, the world is untied like Sombra wanted, untied to stop him and his Doom-Vaders.
  • Flash saves Sombra from the Doom-Vaders despite all he has done. Sombra ends up being critically injured, but is brought to the Spirit World where his soul will survive and he'll be reborn as a duel spirit, where Sombra says he can finally do something worth wild.
  • All of Flash's monsters bowing to him for leading them through the battle.
  • Once Flash appears in front of everyone, revealing he's okay, Twilight once again kisses him, this time with him returning it.
  • The epilogue has tons of moments:
    • Adagio finally wakes up after having been unconscious since the Crystal Tower collapsed, and is finally reunited with her sisters Aria and Sonata. The three sisters share a group hug together, together again after so long.
    • Thorax's coronation as King is still a few weeks away, but he asks Spike and the others to come to it.
    • Flash arrives late to the celebration everyone is having and is confronted by Twilight. The two playfully exchange words before Flash pulls her into a kiss, and they ride the elevator to the top floor holding hands. After two stories of Ship Teasing they are an Official Couple at last.
    • The group celebrates with a battle-royal duel in Freeze Stadium, with all of them just enjoying themselves as they make their own path to the future. The only one who doesn't participate in the duel is Cadance, who reveals she is pregnant.

Yugioh EQG: XX

  • During a video call between Flash and Twilight it is said that Flash is Flurry Heart's godfather and that he babysits her for Cadance. Not only does Flash love Flurry and enjoys doing fun activities with her since Twilight is unavailable, it shows how much Shining and Cadance trust Flash to make him Flurry's godfather despite only having met him last year.
  • Twilight stopped wearing contacts and switched to glasses during the Time Skip. Why did she do this? Flash told her she looked cute in them.
  • Flash has grown bored due to having no challenge ever since defeating Sombra last year. After losing to Tempest, instead of being disappointed he is overjoyed at having a challenge again, which grows after Tempest tells him about the Double X Tournament.
  • At the end of one of their video calls, Flash and Twilight avert The "I Love You" Stigma, showing just how much they mean to each other and how comfortable they are with their relationship after a year.
    Flash: Love you Twilight.
    Twilight: (blushing) Love you too.

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