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Recap / Yu Gi Oh First Anime Series Ep 10 The Beautiful Teachers Secret Mask

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Ms. Chono is the most beautiful and the strictest teacher at Domino High. She refuses to let students carry any personal items on campus and she's constantly trying to get more rules set up. When a friend of Anzu and Miho's brings in a puzzle for Jounouchi, she threatens to humiliate and punish her for such a minor incident.

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  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Ms. Chono had blonde hair in the manga but red hair in the anime.
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  • Adaptation Expansion: The original story in the manga took place almost exclusively in Chono's classroom. The episode fleshes out the story by showing Chono on her arranged marriage date and exactly how it ended badly. The conflict gets extended from Chono uncovering the puzzle to Anzu challenging the strictness of the school rules, which enrages Chono to emotionally torment the girl over a period of several days. The final conflict between Chono and Yami Yugi even has them directly playing against one another and ends with her face being newly transformed into a hideous one, instead of revealing her already ugly appearance.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Manga!Chono was nowhere near as awful as her counterpart here. Anime!Chono goes beyond simply dumping men on dates and enforcing strict rules because she's a Control Freak and an emotional sadist willing to put Anzu through an extreme game of manipulation and humiliation, just because Anzu questioned her authority and wanted the rules to be more lenient.
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  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She acts polite and sweet towards the other teachers (and it helps that she has a pretty face to match her facade). In reality, when it comes to students, she's strict with them at best and treats them unfairly at worst.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': Chono's punishment leaves her unable to act nasty; the slightest expression of her being mean or angry causes her make-up to crack, which may potentially expose how ugly she really is.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: Chono is punished because she removed her blindfold during the game.
  • Child Hater: Chono. Her tendency for this is what causes her to snap at a child who bumps into her.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Despite Ms. Chono's best efforts to keep Anzu from making the school rules more lenient, the other teachers finally catch wind of the girl's good intentions, hinting that Anzu will make a difference in her school after all.
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  • Evil Redhead: Chono.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Ms. Chono may look look beautiful on the outside, but she is twisted and manipulative on the inside.
  • I Am Spartacus: Anzu and the other girls do this to protect Mayumi from public humiliation by Ms. Chono.
  • Kick the Dog: The purpose of Ms. Chono confiscating and solving the "love puzzle" in front of the class. Not only will the mystery sender be ousted, but no doubt it will publicly humiliate them in front of their crush as well.
  • Light Is Not Good: Ms. Chono has got bright red hair and wears a bright green suit and skirt, but there's nothing good about her.
  • Love Confession: What Mayumi was trying to do with the jigsaw puzzle. According to Yugi's grandfather, that's how he and his wife got together.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Ms. Chono. She sets Anzu up to gather up signatures to change the rules and then she tricks other teachers and students into sabotaging her efforts. Seeing her congratulate the boys who destroyed the signature sheets is what summons Yami Yugi.
  • The Mirror Shows Your True Self: When Yami Yugi looks at the completed mirror puzzle, he sees Yugi looking back at him.
  • Moving the Goalposts: Ms. Chono promises that if Anzu can get enough petition signatures to get the rules changed, then it shall be done. However, that doesn't mean she won't convince the other teachers that Anzu is a trouble-maker, or coerce other students to work against her, in order to make the task more difficult than it should be.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: If Ms. Chono hadn't snapped at that little boy during her date, it wouldn't have alerted the guy she was dating that she wouldn't make a good wife.
  • Not Good with Rejection: Ms. Chono was upset because she was rejected during a marriage interview. She apparently goes to marriage interviews so that she could reject every man she talks to.
  • True Beauty Is on the Inside: Or in Ms. Chono's case, True Ugliness is on the Inside. When Dark Yugi's shadow game punishes her for cheating by making her make-up fall away, it reveals a wrinkled, oily-skinned, perpetually frowning face, to match her angry, ugly personality.
  • Uncanny Valley Makeup: Ms. Chono wears such a thick layer of makeup that it's become a mask. After the Shadow Game, she has difficulty keeping it on.
  • What Does She See in Him?: Anzu is shocked to hear that Mayumi has a crush on Jounouchi.


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