Hello fellow Duelists, and welcome to a special post! Censorship in the Yu-Gi-Oh card game has been a huge thing in North America. Many cards are changed completely from the original Japanese art. Some of them are understandable, while others leave me shaking my head. This post will be covering some of my favorite cards that Konami of America decided to censor.
Fiend ComedianType: Normal Trap Current Artwork: A cute, comical duo of a green fiend and his yellow toothed assistant.
This card barely saw play when it was released, however it’s used quite frequently in today’s meta. It has many synergies with mill decks, and the large card removal is more useful than people give it credit for. This, however, isn’t the original artwork, and the changes made were completely necessary. The original card looked like something straight out of a Japanese Horror film! The green fiend is now covered in throbbing veins, and has a very long tongue. The pink fiend, on the other hand, is completely screwed up! He has bulging eyes, is licking a large blade, and for some reason, has an afro.
Parasite Paracide Type: Insect Earth Effect Appearance: A fearsome looking parasite with many tentacles and sharp fangs.
This card is not only one of the more annoying things in the game, but is also one of Insector Haga’s (Weevil Underwood’s) key cards. No other card can shuffle itself into the opponent’s deck, and literally “infect” its monsters. I do enjoy the international artwork of the card, but the Japanese original is a brilliant homage to body horror. It depicts an absolutely horrified knight with the titular card crawling out of his face. This is totally something that John Carpenter would make, and I love it for that.
Konichiwa everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!
Kudagitsune are adorable little creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as tiny foxes with strong magical powers. They can be found hanging around fortune tellers and sorcerers. Their name translates to Pipe Fox, and they can squeeze into small places. Usually docile, these creatures will only come into human contact when used as a magical familiar.
Furi are ultra fast creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as wild beasts with many different animal attributes. Despite their strange appearance, it’s hard to believe that they are actually Tanuki. They have incredible agility, and can leap from mountain to mountain in a single bound.
Hello fellow Comic Book Fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more characters. Now, let’s begin!
Hardball Real Name: Roger Brokeridge Status: Hero and HYDRA member First Appearance: Avengers: The Initiative #1 June 6th, 2007 (Marvel) Powers/Abilities: Throws a variety of energy balls, electronic disruption
Roger was a kind and joking member of the Initiative. He got his powers from the villainous Power Broker, and was saved from a bar by a HYDRA agent. He also met the legless Komodo, and soon fell in love with her. Somewhere along the way, he became a member of HYDRA, and is current behind bars.
Ashcan Real Name: Alexander Woolcot Status: Hero First Appeared: The Spectacular Spider-Man #112 March 1st, 1987 (Marvel) Powers/Abilities: Disintegration of most matter on contact
Alex was the son of the brilliant, yet abusive scientist, Fritz Woolcot. He would beat his son on a daily basis. One day, Alex found himself compelled to his father’s experimental device. The device caused his hands to glow with golden energy, resulting in its destruction. Furious about his device, Fritz started to beat his son, when something unexpected happened. Alex released his powers, and disintegrated his father. Shocked and scared about the aftermath, he fled from home, and befriended the Hulk.
Hello fellow Pokemon Trainers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more crazy entries. Now, let’s begin!
Fireshitre (The Hot Shit Pokemon) #371 Fire/Poison Type Evolves from Fireshitwi at Level 48 and is the Final Evolution of Fireshi Appearance: A fireball cluster with three heads. Gender Ratio 50/50 Possible Abilities Flame Body (Burns foe on contact) or Levitate (Nullifies Ground-based moves) Ht: 2’11” Wt: 0.7 lbs Immune to none except Ground if its ability is Levitate and Weak to Rock, Water, Psychic, and Ground (4x weak). Base Stats: HP: 80, Attack: 50, Defense: 95, Sp. Atk: 120, Sp. Def: 105, Speed: 100 Base Stat Total: 550 (Highest Special Attack, along with Ebolable and Base Stat Total of all Non-Legendary Poison Types)
Entry: Fireshitre gets bigger the hotter it burns. It creates more Fireshi by splitting apart.
Tricillion (The Super Horn Pokemon) #103 Rock/Steel Type Possible Abilities Rock Head (Prevents recoil damage) or Guts (Increases Attack if inflicted with a status condition) Evolves from Tricient when exposed to a Horn Fossil Gender Ratio 50/50 Appearance: A literal Triceratops Ht: 5’03” Wt: 1119.9 lbs Base Stats: HP: 110, Attack: 130, Defense: 130, Sp. Atk: 20, Sp. Def: 110, Speed: 21 Base Stat Total: 521 (Highest Attack and HP of all Rock-type Pokemon) Immune to Poison and Weak to Water, Fighting, and Ground
Entry: Tricillion was known as the enforcer. Whenever there was a fight, it would break it up using its large head.
Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more tasty foods. Now, let’s dig in!
Chikki is a very sweet food that comes from India. It’s made with peanuts, rice, and coconut. It essentially is the Indian version of Peanut Brittle.
Divinity is an old fashioned candy that supposedly originated in the United States during the early 1900s. It’s made with chopped nuts, dried fruit, egg white, corn syrup, and sugar. The confectionary is highly popular today, and can be found in many cookbooks.