Episode 81 Review

This episode started a new subplot of the season. My original plan for this subplot used a group known as the League of Light, a group which would act as a counterpart to the Disciples of Darkness. I opted out of using the League for an option that allowed for more surprise and complexity of story. Who is this mysterious society? You’ll just have to keep on reading to find out. This episode also addressed the problem of the seemingly disinterest that Yuni has taken in the affairs of the Society of Chaos. It is here that Yuni begins to realize that being Lord of Chaos means a lot more than just dealing with the bad guys. One last note, Apollo’s deck, the Incarnates, was based off of the ancient Japanese deities known as the Lucky Gods. They were the first ever Spirit Monsters that I’ve ever created. On top of that, if they were real, they would be the first ever archetype of Spirit Monsters.

Until next time, duel on!

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Episode 48 Review

And here it is, the review for the final episode of season 2!

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It feels so nice to have finished writing season 2. This episode was full of surprises. We had the brand new Supreme Darkness Evolution, and Yugi’s use of Slifer the Sky Dragon. The idea for a Supreme Darkness Evolution is actually an idea that came to me only a couple of weeks ago. I thought, “Hey, if a Darkness Evolution is an Evolution of an Evolution monster, than why can’t I Evolve a Darkness Evolution into another Darkness Evolution?” And so the idea was born. As for the other surprise, I had that planned for Yugi to use Slifer in this duel since I first decided to have Yugi take control. Especially since I’ve been having Yugi use a new version of different famous cards of his, I figured it be a good conclusion to have Yugi use one of his most famous cards of all time. Also, I managed to draw a direct connection between Slifer and Chronos, beyond just the looks, but more on that in a later season. Another interesting note of this episode were the three unknown Disciples of Darkness in the Battle Royale. I gave each of their already existing archetypes a new Evolution and Darkness Evolution monster. The Steelswarms were given Steelswarm Cyclone, and Darkness Evolution: Steelswarm Goliath, presumably evolved from Steelswarm Hercules, and named after the cyclomatus and goliath beetles, just as other Steelswarms are based off of bugs, especially beetles. The Archfiends got Archfiend Lord of Doomsday, and Darkness Evolution: High Archfiend Lord of Armageddon, supposedly evolved from Archfiend Emperor, the First Lord of Terror, whose Japanese name involved genesis. Finally, the Dark Worlds got Bleck, Master of Dark World and Darkness Evolution: Shide, High Lord of Dark World, presumably evolved from Reign-Beaux, Overlord of Dark World. Their names are distortion of Black and Shade, just as all of the other Dark World monsters are distortions of colors. I was only sad that I couldn’t make the full card stats and effects of these cards. Finally, just as I ended season 1, season 2 was finished in a mysterious appearance by Otto. I can’t give many details on that, but expect to see more of him around in the future.

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Season 3: Guardian of the Balance premiers later tonight! Stay tuned!

Until next time, duel on!

Episode 46 Review

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And so we finally enter the finale of Season 2. The main feature of this episode was the Battle Royale duel. my inspiration for it came from episodes 106 and 107 of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s. In those episodes, an army of robots known as the Diabalo start to attack duelist in the World Dueling Grand Prix, including Yusei. That duel still had somewhat of a structured pattern. I decided that I wanted to completely break down the structure and have an all out free-for-all brawl. Three of the Disciples in the duel were previously unknown. Demon, Plague, and Doom were all made for this duel because I wanted at least 10 Disciples to go up against Yugi. Demon used Archfiends, Plague used Steelswarm, and Doom used Dark World. I didn’t want to make whole new decks for these random characters, so I gave them what in my mind where the three most “evil” archetypes.

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Until next time, duel on!

Episode 46: Showdown of Shadows Part 1

Episode 46, the first part of the Season 2 finale is out now! Make sure to read it here!

The insidious plan of Ruin to finally defeat Yugi is put into play. When Yugi is surrounded by a horde of Disciples of Darkness, can he fight his way out? Will he manage to finally duel Ruin? Will he be able to rescue Yuni’s mind from the dark void to which it was banished? Find out in part one of the epic conclusion to Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Season 2: Decent of Darkness!

Until next time, duel on!

Episode 45: The Brains and the Brawn Part 2

Episode 45 is out now! Read it here.

Tori and Brutus continue their fight against the Disciples of Darkness, but the manipulation of the Field of Darkness continues. Can Tori and Brutus overcome the anger within and pull together to beat their opponents?

By the way, the next episode coming out is part one of the epic two part finale of season 2! Stay tuned.

Until next time, duel on!

Episode 44 Review

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This episode explored the fact that both Brutus and Tori have completely different outlooks on life. In fact, I realized that I have given Tori and Brutus very little time to “bond.” Originally this episode was to be a small fight followed a duel, but as I planned more, I decided it would be both more interesting and mean more to the characters if they had to overcome manipulation by the Disciples of Darkness.

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Until next time, duel on!

Episode 44: The Brains and the Brawn Part 1

Episode 44 is out now. Make sure you read it here.

Tori and Brutus get into an argument over how to best go about their search for the Disciples of Darkness. While in the heat of the argument, two Disciples appear! How will Tori and Brutus deal with them? Is their friendship over forever?!

Until next time, duel on!