Intro: Hello dear users of AnimeVice. This thread is dedicated to clearing out some of the misunderstandings regarding Yu-Gi-Oh and its spinoffs and helping you with understanding how the verse functions, as well as how to use them in Versus debates.
Description of the Verse: So what is Yu-Gi-Oh all about? Well in short – its about a card game. But not just any card game, an ancient card game where you summon monsters from other dimensions in order to obliterate the soul of your opponent and subjugate the whole planet to your whims. Oh, and its also played for fun from time to time.
Dueling: So there is something very different in Yu-Gi-Oh anime compared to most other shounens. Its the card game. The whole series revolves around it, every possible conflict is resolved by a duel. Somebody stole your lunch money – you duel them, somebody wants to bang your girl – you duel them, somebody is trying to murder everybody on the planet – you duel them, your dog shat all over the house – you d... anyway, you probably understand what I mean by now. This "duel for everything" shtick creates a very interesting dynamic in the Yu-Gi-Oh verse. You see, the duel works like a contract, where both parties involved (the duelists) put their lives on the line. The looser of the duel usually gets his mind, sour or even body destroyed. There are moments when characters can't answer a duel, maybe they don't have a deck or something else prevents it. In these moments the character usually gets the same treatment as if he lost a duel, they loose their souls or get sealed. They are countless examples of this when fodders get wiped by the dozens just because they lack the ability to duel. Another case is when sometimes instead of dueling, characters choose to resolve their conflict with an actual fight where they summon their monsters as real physical beings and they battle it out.
Actual Powers: So how strong is the verse? One of the strongest ones out there I would say. While a lot of characters are just regular humans, there are some characters that can wipe out an universe like its just another sunny afternoon for them. The verse peaks at Multiverse Level, with its strongest character being able to rearrange the future, present and past of the multiverse to their liking. So lets get on with the different categories of power below:
Destructive capabilities: This is what most people think about when they hear the term power. The amount of stuff that you can destroy. Like I said before most of the duelist are around human level, so they rely on their monsters to do the work for them. Now, monsters come in different shape and form, some of them can take down a building, others are capable of busting a star. And there is those few individuals that dwarf those capabilities by being able to destroy galaxies and even whole universes.
Speed: Speed is important, after all what goods is power if you don't have the time to release it. Here is something interesting, while duelists for the most part are just regular humans, this is one category where they differ. For some reason most duelists have no problem reacting to the attacks of their monsters and those travel at incredible speeds. A majority of monsters fly at Massively Hypersonic Speeds, so their attacks have to be at least as fast if they want to hit each other. Higher tier monsters are capable of even faster attacks, reaching into the Faster than Light category. And again there are those few characters (the same few that destroy galaxies) that go up to Massively Faster than Light speeds.
Hax: The verse has a staggering amount of hax in it. Most is concerned with Mind and Soul manipulation, but there is also the occasional Invisibility, Intangibility, Teleportation, Time Travel, Existence Erasure and even Reality Warping.
*Soul Manipulation: Pretty much the bread and butter of the verse. Almost every major villain has a skill that allows him to mess with the souls of other characters. For example, Bakura is quite capable of ripping the souls of his opponents and seal them into different objects like cards and figures. This skill is very widely used and among its users are also Pegasus, Bakura, Yuri, Leo Akaba, Kite Tenjo and a lot of others. Another application is soul absorption, a few characters are capable of absorbing the soul of others and adding their power to their own. For example its been used by Vector to absorb the soul of Number 96 and later on Don Thousand used it to absorb Vector's soul. Another thing they can do is soul fusing. This usually involves fusing two souls into a single soul. Like how how Jaden Yuki fused his soul with Yubel's. Or how Yubel fused the souls of a few students with the souls of spirits.
*Mind Manipulation: The most basic use of mind manipulation is the ability to read the mind of other people. Characters like Pegasus, Yubel, Astral and some others have this power. Mind control is also very prominent in the verse, Maric, Yubel, Number 96, Vector, Don Thousand and lots and lots of others.
Nestle Not bad mahn, i love this. tbh i never really liked yugioh, not until it was introduced to me by a friend about 5 years ago, i saw him playing the game(YGORPO), i always wondered how he enjoyed such a boring game and back then i was kinda like king of all games lol, i literally play anything i see or lay my hands on but just that one game made my like urrgh...Eventually i got the game on my laptop but just abandoned it for like months until i got super bored one day and decided to play, after a few losses and getting really pissed i decided to keep firing on until my first win and HOLY! the feeling was great! then i kept playing and playing till i got somehow addicted lol, i couldn't believe myself but i still wasn't that good, so my friend advised my to watch the yugioh animes to learn more about monsters, spell cards, traps etc to be able to perfect my deck, and that's how i began watching the anime till today.
ah..although i haven't watched the anime for some time now...also do u play ygopro as well?
Thanks man, this is going to be my pet project for now. I hope I can provide enough info and maybe even get a few people to check Yu-Gi-Oh out. Its such an awesome verse, full of versatile & powerful characters.
I did play YGO a few years ago, I was really into it. I was even going to live tournaments, but I lost interest after a few key cards of my deck got banned. I haven't kept up with the game much since then. I'm more interested in the anime now.
Dream: Looks like a remake of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni will be airing in July. The original seiyuu from the 2000s series will reprise their roles for the remake and judging from the animation, looks like it will have more polish to it compared...
Mar 21, 2020 21:51:24 GMT
Dream: ...to the 2000s series.
Mar 21, 2020 21:51:30 GMT
Taka: That's interesting to hear. Didn't know it was going to get a remake.
Mar 22, 2020 0:33:35 GMT
Dream: Guess I'm gonna focus on wrapping up Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken whenever it comes out today. Been one of my favorites for the season.
Mar 22, 2020 16:44:54 GMT
Taka: I need to catch up or drop/put on hold whatever series I tried.
Mar 22, 2020 21:25:15 GMT
Taka: 1 confirmed death in my hometown next to 19 confirmed cases. I heard the police are fining folks for not practicing social distancing on Facebook.
Mar 24, 2020 2:31:40 GMT
Dream: At least in New York right now, they're not enforcing it. But non-essential employers who aren't abiding by shutting down at this point will be fined and shut down at this point.
Mar 24, 2020 13:38:28 GMT
Master Menos: Had some serious personal trouble go on, but now I'm through it. On-Topic, where I'm in, everything but the stores (and possibly the restaurants) are closed down.
Mar 27, 2020 17:48:40 GMT
Taka: They closed off beaches and parks along bike paths as well as extending K-12 school closure to mid May while colleges are cancelled for the semester.
Mar 29, 2020 0:47:15 GMT
CosmicNoirTear: Everything closed on my part. I live by a bunch of shopping centers. All of the are ghost towns. Hopefully means most people where I live are taking this seriously. Also got laid off from my job two weeks ago.
Mar 29, 2020 2:46:08 GMT
Dream: My county has 6 confirmed cases. Restaurants and bars have been on take-out or delivery only for about a couple weeks now since New York's the hardest hit state. Hasn't been too different for me any who since I've been out of work and tight on money...
Mar 29, 2020 15:11:51 GMT
Dream: ...to do anything outside of getting essentials and job hunting in recent months. Though with the state pretty much on lockdown, likely gonna have a rough time finding any employer to work with in-person for a while.
Mar 29, 2020 15:13:27 GMT
El_Directo: Stay safe guys
Mar 29, 2020 20:08:55 GMT
Taka: I think the only thing not closed for mass gathering other than essential services would be funerals in my area. The mayor and staff have been pretty busy in clarifying things in press releases. Edit: my mistake. Funerals are closed.
Mar 29, 2020 21:52:25 GMT
Dream: Gonna try whipping up a review for Dorohedoro at some point tomorrow. Find that I have quite a bit to cover with the series.
Mar 30, 2020 3:39:57 GMT