Eternity of Chaos

It’s finally time for the first booster pack of Season 3!

Name: Eternity of Chaos

Abbreviation: ETCS

Cover card: Supreme Chaos Deity – Ruler of Eternity

Includes cards from episodes 49-54

Introduces the following archetypes: Dragon of the End and Warrior of the Beginning

Also includes the following archetypes: Cyber-Tech, Chaos-Tech, Eclipse, and Chaos

Contains cards used by Yuni Oha, Apep, the Chaos Sorcerer, the Chaos Emperor Dragon, the Black Luster Soldier, and Konton

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A Note on the Supreme Chaos Deity

As you all saw in the previous episode, the Supreme Chaos Deity – Ruler of Eternity is the ultimate card of Chaos, and meant to be a balance point between the two Envoys. Believe it or not, there are already two cards in the Yu-Gi-Oh universe that could potentially fit that category. Let’s take a look at them, and see why I didn’t use them.

BlackLusterSoldierEnvoyoftheTwilight-VE09-JP-UR

Name: Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of Twilight

Effect: Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Cannot be Special Summoned, unless you have an equal number of LIGHT and DARK monsters in your Graveyard. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand) by banishing all LIGHT or all DARK monsters from your Graveyard, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. While face-up on the field, this card is also LIGHT-Attribute. When this card is Special Summoned: You can activate 1 of these effects, depending on the Attribute of the monster(s) banished for its Special Summon. You cannot conduct your Battle Phase during the turn you activate this effect. ● LIGHT: Target 1 monster on the field; banish that target face-up. ● DARK: Banish 1 random card from your opponent’s hand, face-down, until your opponent’s End Phase.

This card came out several months ago in Japan, and has yet to make an appearance in America. Initially, I was happy to see a new Chaos card, especially one that stayed true to my vision of Chaos. But that soon went away. It is my opinion that this card was made to profit off of the extreme popularity of the Envoy of the Beginning (Which I completely resent). In the end, this card is nothing but a watered down version of the original.

Pros: Since it is called the Envoy of Twilight, it counts as both a Light and a Dark monster, and its effect revolves around Light and Dark monsters, it can be seen as a balance between the two Envoys of Chaos.

Cons: It favors Light by being a new Black Luster Soldier, and its effect deals with only Light or Dark, not both. Also, it’s effect is fairly (b)lack luster (pun intended), and in the end, it isn’t any more powerful than either of the Envoys.

ChaosEndRulerRuleroftheBeginningandtheEnd-JP-Anime-ZX

Name: Chaos End Ruler – Ruler of the Beginning and End

Effect: Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by banishing 1 LIGHT Warrior-Type and 1 DARK Fiend-Type monster from your Graveyard. Cards and effects cannot be activated in response to this card’s Special Summon. You can pay 1000 Life Points; banish all cards your opponent controls and all cards in their hand and Graveyard, then inflict 500 damage to your opponent for each card banished by this effect.

This card appeared in episode 11 of Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal. It was the center of a plot to steal the ultimate deck (Which is surprising to find that it’s not Yugi’s deck, but a Chaos deck. Hmm…I wonder what that means.). This card was seen for only a split second, but thanks to the fact that cards actually have text in the Japanese anime, we are able to know what its effect is.

Pros: It is without a doubt more powerful than either of the Envoys. In fact, since its Chaos Emperor Dragon-like effect also banishes, that makes it similar to Black Luster Soldier’s effect as well. Its name also infers a combination of Light and Dark. The effect that stops cards from responding to its summon, allows it to share an effect with the Egyptian God Cards.

Cons: Its summoning requires a Light Warrior (Such as Black Luster Soldier), and a Dark Fiend (Like…well um, not like Chaos Emperor Dragon), which I personally find very strange. I personally do not like its name, why does it have to have end and ruler in its name twice?

So as you can see, despite having two already existing cards to choose from, why I made my own.

Until next time, duel on!

Episodes 51 and 52 Review

For now on I’ll review both episodes in a two part episode at once.

***Spoiler Alert***

The most noteworthy thing that came from these episodes was that we got to see Yuni duel for the first time since episode 34, it’s been almost 20 episodes! These episodes were meant to serve as a stepping stone for Yuni, helping him prepare for his destiny that Apep continues to refer to. Speaking of that, at the end the second episode, we finally got a direct mention of what Apep has planned for Yuni. We figure out that Yuni is destined to become a Lord of Chaos. What could this mean for the future of the series? You’ll just have to keep on reading to find out.

***End Spoiler Alert***

I’d like to share a little fact for anyone who doesn’t already know, the Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the End may not sound like a Chaos monster, since Chaos isn’t in its name, but that is just due to bad translation. The original Black Luster Soldier, the Ritual one, was known as Chaos Soldier in Japan, so when they went and made the Chaos Emperor Dragon in Japan, they made a new version of Chaos Soldier to go with it. The problem came in America, since they had already called it Black Luster Soldier, they couldn’t go and give it a new name. If you ask me they should have compromised and called it Chaos Luster Soldier. In a way though, Black Luster could refer to Chaos, since black means dark, and luster is the shine of something, as in light.

Until next time, duel on!

Episode 52: Duel of Dualism Part 2

Episode 52 is now out. Read it here!

Yuni and Apep continue their fight with the Chaos Emperor Dragon and the Black Luster Soldier. There is a reason that these are two of the most infamous cards of all time, can Yuni and Apep beat them?

On a side note, the review on episode 51 will come later, along with the review for episode 52.

Also, check out the new section, the Yu-Gi-Oh! Timeline. In addition to mentioning events from Millennium, it will mention events from the original show, GX, 5D’s, and Zexal.

Until next time, duel on!