May the Fourth be With You

As some of you may know, today is known as Star Wars Day, because it’s May the Fourth, as in May the Fourth be with you. Last year I made an article listing Yu-Gi-Oh cards that seem to reference Star Wars. If you want to read it, look here. Sadly, I don’t have much more to talk about this year, except for this one card I found.

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I can’t abide those Jawas. Disgusting creatures.

– C-3PO

Just take a look at that picture. It is obviously a Jawa. It’s short, wearing a brown robe with a hood, and has glowing yellow eyes. What else could it be? Add to the fact that this card obviously represents the creature stealing something, it fits the opportunistic scavenger attitude of Jawas.

Until next time, may the Force be with you.

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May the Force be With You…

For those who don’t know, today is May 4th, otherwise known as Star Wars Day (Get it, May the 4th be with you?). Two of my favorite things in the world are Yu-Gi-Oh and Star Wars, so I always love it when I find Star Wars references in Yu-Gi-Oh. Some of you readers who pay close attention might have noticed that one of the cards I made was called Chaos Relic: Twilight Sabers of Glintos, that was no coincidence. Anyways, I’d like to talk about three real cards that contain Star Wars references.

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“This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster, an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.”
―Obi-Wan “Ben” Kenobi

The first time I saw this card, I was laughing for several minutes afterwords. It is such a blatantly obvious reference, its shocking that Lucas Films (or Disney) doesn’t sue. It even looks like an elegantly designed lightsaber. I don’t have much to say about the card’s effect itself. It’s a fairly bland card, if not for the Star Wars reference.

“You don’t know the power of the Dark Side.”

―Darth Vader

I’m sure a lot of you are thinking, what does this completely random Alien card have to do with Star Wars? The answer is all in the Japanese name. This card in Japan is known as Alien Vader. That’s right, in Japan, this card is named after the Dark Lord of the Sith himself, Darth Vader. Take a good look at his design. His head appears as if its some sort of helmet, with a breathing apparatus attached to it. In fact, the entire monster’s body looks as if it is covered in some sort of armor. This monster’s effect is interesting and actually has a funny story behind it. Back when this card, along with a few others, came out in the pack Cyber Dark Impact, Konami wanted to push effects like these, but the problem was that no one in the Yu-Gi-Oh community wanted to worry about tracking what zone their monsters where in, so this card never saw any usage.

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“So be it… Jedi!”

―Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious

That’s right, this little guy is the Emperor reborn as a Yu-Gi-Oh card. Just look at it. He uses Force Lightning in the exact same manner as Palpatine and he wears black robes. Not to mention, his name is Force Resonator. Another point of interest is the orb behind him. This may be stretching things a little bit, but it vaguely resembles Darth Vader’s helmet.

Until next time, may the Force be with you…always…

The Best Yu-Gi-Oh Card Ever

I’d thought that today would be a good day to talk to you all about one of my favorite cards, one that is severely underestimated. As anyone who has been to a Yu-Gi-Oh tournament would know, drawing cards is a big deal. Today’s meta decks are full of stuff like Card Car D, Pot of Duality and more, but there is one card that beats all of those. I’m talking about Heroic Gift.

This amazing card can only be used when your opponent has 2000 life points or less, but it is worth the wait. You basically get to draw two cards for free! When I say free, I mean that you don’t have to give up anything, unlike that pesky Card Car D, which basically ends your turn once you use it. But that’s not even the best part! It would seem that duels today go way too fast, Heroic Gift also solves this problem. It make your opponent’s life points become 8000! How amazing is that!? You get to draw two cards without paying anything, and then you get to make the duel last even longer, allowing you to actually have the time to use your two new cards, and have a whole lot more fun. Despite being a Heroic card, this card can be used in any deck, so why not go out and get a copy…or two…or three today!

Until next time, get your game on!

Ho…Ho…Ho…?

In order to celebrate the holidays, let’s look at a monster that was just released in Japan.

Translation: You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) to your opponent’s side of the field, in face-up Defense Position, by tributing 1 monster they control. If you do, during this turn’s End Phase: The controller can draw 1 card.

The card in Japan is called Satan Claus, as in an anagram of Santa. A likely English translation will be Santa Claws, in order to avoid any religious references, but still keep to the monster theme. This monster is a perfect example of the Christmas Spirit! Just think about it, it sneaks on to your opponent’s field in the middle of the night, takes the tribute of milk and cookies, and leaves them the present of drawing a card! So if you want to give the gift of drawing this holiday season, get your hands on a Santa Claws!

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a duel on!

Happy Halloween!

Ghostrick-or-Treat!

Happy Halloween everyone! In case you don’t already know, the picture above is of one the newest archetypes, the Ghostricks! Maybe you can celebrate this Halloween by reading the Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium episode Bump in the Night, and about its spooky Night Terror monsters. I’d also like to use this post as chance to announce that I have finished playing Pokemon Y (For those of you who care I just got my entire team up to level 100), and I will be returning to writing Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium. Expect the next episode to come out around next Sunday. Hope you all have a spooky Halloween!

Until next time, ghoul on! (Sorry, I just had to.)