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Queen of Games is a Yu-Gi-Oh! webcomic based in a world where Neferi Nash gains the Millenium puzzle and unlocks its secrets.

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  • A-Cup Angst: Neferi feels this a bit sometimes, especially when in a swimsuit near Mai Valentine.
  • Adaptation Distillation: Word of God says that the comic takes details from both the comics and the manga.
  • All There in the Manual: At the end of some chapters, there are posts called “Sacred Scrolls” that give a bit more info on the world and characters.
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  • Alternate Universe: The creators specifically describe it as an “Alternate Reality” to Yu-Gi-Oh canon.
  • Ambiguously Gay: It's hinted at a few times that Alita may have a crush on Neferi.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Neferi and Jacob honestly care about each other, no matter how much they may argue, shown when Neferi fights to save Jacob when Pegasus takes his soul.
  • Berserk Button: Neferi really hates two-faced people who pretend to be nice and manipulate others to get what they want, especially when they mess with her friends, which is another button.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Neferi, she could do better in school if she really tried, and often does pretty well on her own when Yami isn’t helping her, but, as Yami lampshades, her Fatal Flaw is that when she gets scared she doesn't think straight. This is actually part of the reason she was chosen to wield the puzzle, she was smart enough to figure it out but had no drive to use it's powers for evil.
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  • Cannot Spit It Out: Neferi's wish on the Puzzle was for the courage to tell Bakura how she feels about him.
  • Cowardly Lion: Neferi is a self-professed coward, but she will not hesitate to stand up for her friends.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Neferi’s friends do this to one of Pegasus’s goons in order to get into his castle with Neferi.
    • Subverted later on, the girls try to do this, but one of the guards scolds them for it, saying that they should be ashamed (part of the reason it didn’t work is the fact that, as he mentioned, he has a daughter about their age).
  • Crippling Overspecialization: As Neferi points out, Mai tends to over-rely on her Harpy cards. She learns from the experience and diversifies her deck for the Battle City arc.
  • Fatal Flaw: According to Yami, Neferi's biggest weakness is her difficulty thinking straight when scared, making mistakes, holding back, and not seeing the larger picture.
  • For Want of a Nail: Having Neferi as the main character instead of Yugi has caused the story to gradually change drift further from canon. For example, Bakura's spirit is revealed to the gang earlier than in canon.
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  • Gender Flip: According to Word of God, Neferi is basically a female Yugi (who doesn’t exist in the comic’s world, though Yami remains pretty much the same) in a number of ways, though she still has a number of personality traits all her own.
  • Genre Savvy: After what she went through with Pegasus trying to get the Millenium Puzzle, Neferi is wary of letting a fortuneteller hold it. Though a friend convinces her to just keep it around her neck, she proves to be Properly Paranoid and the woman yanks it off its strand.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Yami, as per canon.
  • Jerkass:
    • Kaiba, enough said, especially if you've seen the show or read the manga.
    • Gregory Nelson, a blatant cheater of a duelist who trapped Neferi and her friends in a cave when he lost! He later stole the card Neferi needed to face him in the finals.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Yami likes imflicting this on his foes.
    • Although Mai still loses, Neferi warning Mai about Gregory’s cheating really pays off for her when he steals the card she needs to face the cheater in the finals, and Mai gives her her own copy of the card to say thanks.
  • The Little Shop That Wasn't There Yesterday: Neferi gets the puzzle from Shaadi in one of these.
  • Logical Weakness: Pegasus can only listen to one mind at a time. Neferi lampshades the logical part of this by pointing out that trying to listen to two people talk at one is not easy, as their speech just makes white noise.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Pegasus' love for his wife was twisted by grief, driving him to do terrible things trying to reclaim her.
  • Malicious Slander: Duke tells people Neferi kissed him in order to get her to battle him.
  • Meaningful Name: Neferi means "beautiful one" in Egyptian, which Shaadi claims is appropriate.
  • Narcissist: Neferi describes Kaiba as one when it's revealed that Neferi, despite being the Queen of Games, is only a four-star duelist in Kaiba-Corp's ranking system, and Yami openly voices his belief that Kaiba is the only five-star rank.
  • Noodle Incident: We don't see much of the gang's adventure in cyberspace.
  • Not So Different: When Pegasus says Neferi doesn't know what he's gone through losing his wife, Neferi points out that she does, because he stole her brother.
  • Oblivious to Love: Bakura seems oblivious to Neferi's feelings for him.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Jacob tells Neferi about a fight he and Mokuba were in, and Yami nearly Penalty Games Mokuba before Jacob clears tells her that he and Mokuba are friends and that someone else gave him the bruise on his face.
  • Psychic Static: Neferi and Yami use each other's thoughts to block out Pegasus, realizing that he can only read one mind at once. Neferi even compares the strategy to trying listening to two people at once, only to hear white noise.
  • Theme Naming: Neferi, Jacob and their cousin Alexandria all have names based off antiquity.
  • Too Good to Be True: Neferi's initial reaction to the puzzle, before she learns that it hasn't been solved in 3,000 years.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Kaiba isn't very nice to Neferi, considering she's saved his life more than once.
  • Villain Has a Point: When asked why he thinks he's worthy of power, Marik comments that at least he can remember who he is. Neferi admits his point, and complains to Yami how much the whole amnesia thing sucks.
  • You Need to Get Laid: When seeing the Chainmail Bikini Alita is wearing in the virtual world when the group goes to rescue Kaiba, the group consensus is that Kaiba needs a girlfriend.
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