Back when I first came up with the concept of the Chronicles of Yugoha, I knew this was a chapter I was going to have to make. It all goes back to a comment made by Ottiuk moments before he is destroyed by Yu-Gi-Oh. Since Ottiuk was created from the Chaotic Void by separating his Darkness from Empyrean’s Light, the only possible way to destroy him would be to recombine the two, thereby destroying the Yugohan Lords in the process. Ottiuk warned Yu-Gi-Oh that if he did this, he would be hated by his own people as a slayer of their gods. Regardless of his warnings, Yu-Gi-Oh knew it was a choice he had to make. This chapter explored the fallout of Yu-Gi-Oh’s choice. Ottiuk was right. The people of Yugoha may have created the Yugohan Lords, but over the course of their million year history, that was forgotten, and they became the gods of Yugoha, the gods that hand-selected the empire’s rulers. Yu-Gi-Oh destroying them was obviously not going to be viewed well by the public, and whenever something isn’t viewed well, there are extremists willing to do whatever they feel needs to be done to fix it. Those extremists took the form of the Soldiers of Versal.
In addition to telling a story that needed to be told, the big purpose of this chapter was to explore the world of Yu-Gi-Oh post-Millennium. The chapter showed where many of the characters ended up once the series ended, and the state of affairs for the newly reborn Yugohan Empire, setting the stage for future post-Millennium episodes.
Sorry it’s been so long, writing the movie took quite a while.
These episodes were obviously inspired by the finale of Season 4 of original Yu-Gi-Oh, the duel with Dartz, just as this season was based off of that season. It’s always bugged me that in those episodes that it’s Yugi and Kaiba fighting Dartz. They spent the entire season building up Yugi, Kaiba, and Joey as being the three heroes, and yet Joey gets completely ignored. I made sure not to make the same mistake. Perhaps the biggest take out from these episodes were the new Yugohan Lord(s), and the new effect to Another Hope. When I initially planned the series, Versal was to appear back in season 3, just as Ra did in the original series, but I just couldn’t think of a way to make it work. Once I decided that season 4 would be based on an alien invasion, I thought that it would be the perfect opportunity to introduce Versal. Empyrean was another odd case. Obviously it is inspired by Horakhty, which didn’t appear until the series finale of the original series. I needed a replacement for the Knight of Destiny and had different plans for the finale, so I decided it would be best to premier Empyrean here.
The second part of the dramatic three part Season 4 finale is here now!
Yuni, Seto, and Ma’at find themselves up against Versal, the Reality Lord, the leader and most powerful of the Yugohan Lords, one of the most powerful Duel Monsters to ever exist. Now, faced against incredible odds, the three heroes must counterattack with all of there strength, but is it enough?
First off, for anyone who didn’t get yesterday’s post, April Fools! That card sucks.
These episodes featured yet another one of the first duels that I planned. Seto’s fall to Darkness and Yuni’s ascension to being the Lord of Chaos came partly due to my plans for these episode. These episodes also harkened back to the original Yu-Gi-Oh, when Yugi and Kaiba dueled in the Battle City Finals and fought their Egyptian God Cards against each other. Then to the mighty monsters destroyed each others, and the two rivals were forced into using both their ace cards and their upgrades.
Yuni and Seto’s duel continues. After both lose their Yugohan Lord cards, the two rivals look to their ace monsters, Cyber-Tech Magician and Cosmic Plasma Dragon, two monsters who have fought twice before. But when things take a turn for the worse, and Seto gives into his dark half, can Yuni redeem him?
Yuni and Seto face off in the first duel of the World of Duel Semifinals. The duel quickly gets heated when both rivals summon their ultimate monsters, the Yugohan Lords. A series of visions of ancient Yugoha are triggered by the ultimate clash of the titans.