Episodes 111 and 112 Review

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!


Episode 112: New World Order Part 2

The final episode of the Odyssey of Order sub-season is out now, make sure read this momentous episode here.

The enemy that Yuni and Ma’at have been facing all along is actually Ma’at’s old mentor and master, Themis, the previous Lord of Order. Now Ma’at must cope with the repercussions of this reveal, and Yuni must help him along the way, forcing the two to put their pasts behind them, and fight in a battle for the fate of both Chaos and Order. Nothing will be the same again.

Also, the Yu-Gi-Oh Timeline has been updated with reveals from this episode, and some of the previous.

Until next time, duel on!

Episode 108 Review

This episode starts the Odyssey of Order sub-season, of the name being taken from this episode’s title. What do I mean by sub-season? I’m referring to a confined story arc, similar to a season, but smaller. This one is meant to parallel the KC Grand Championships arc of the original series. I’ll be completely honest, I’m not a giant fan of structuring the season like this. I have big plans for the final season, and it seems like a shame to start with an unrelated plot, but this is one of those times were I have to remind myself that part of my point in writing this is to parallel the original series. My original plan for this sub-season included Yuni fighting four elite duelists, all specializing in a special type of deck (a relic of which is Utu’s milling deck). For you Pokémon fans out there, think of it as some kind of Duel Monsters version of the Elite Four. An interesting result of the duel was learning that Yuni only keeps 40 cards in his deck. To anyone who has looked at the Card Database, it is obvious that Yuni has used many more cards than this. This infers that Yuni is constantly changing his deck. In fact, it is possible that Yuni never duels with the same deck twice.

Until next time, duel on!

Season 5 Premiere: Episode 108: Odyssey of Order

Season 5, the final season, is now out! Read the first episode here.

In this season Yuni and Ma’at must first embark on an Odyssey of Order in the Realm of Order and face a threat who seeks to destroy both Chaos and Order as we know it. Then it’s a journey across time and space as Yuni, Seto, and friends race to save the galaxy from a dark threat as old as Yugoha itself, gathering allies from the past along the way.

In this episode, Yuni and Ma’at begin their Odyssey of Order when they are pulled into the Realm of Order against their will. There they find an opponent who claims to be a part of secret sect of the Guardians of Order and seeks to destroy Ma’at and Yuni.

Until next time, duel on!