And that ends the shortest story arc I’ve attempted in Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium. These two episodes really served as the finale to both the plots of Chaos and Order. I’ve actually been building up for these episodes since the introduction of Order. When I first introduced Themis, I had no doubt in my mind that I would resurrect him in some way. I didn’t how until more recently, but I knew it had to be done. Also originally, Themis wasn’t going to be an immortal entity of Order, just a normal Lord of Order (well…at least as normal as a Lord of Order can be) that faked his own death to manipulate Ma’at. Then I started thinking about what I wanted the conclusion to the Order sub-plot to be. I couldn’t just end it with Ma’at staying as a Guardian of Order, but I couldn’t have him simply defecting back to the Society of Chaos. I needed something more meaningful. That’s where the idea for Order’s origin came from. When Themis pointed out that Ma’at’s Neo-Eunomia had New Order in its name for a reason, that’s actually something I’ve been planning from the beginning. I new that when it came time for Themis duel, his deck would be called the New World Order, as a pun on the concept, and the fact that he follows Order. Speaking of the New World Order deck, it’s worth pointing out that the four Evolution Monsters of the deck were based off of various secret societies. Master Mason represented the Free Masons, Templar Knight the Knight’s Templar, Rose Cross the Rosicrucians, and Illuminati, obviously, the Illuminati.
Until next time, duel on!