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.
Hello fellow Tavern Dwellers! It’s time for another Hearthstone post! I started listing some of my favorite spells in the game last Wednesday. This is part 2 of the topic, and I hope you enjoy it. Now, let’s have ourselves a friendly brawl!
Deck of Wonders Type: Epic Mage Spell Mana Cost: 5 Appearance: A deck of cards with a shiny yellow aura. Effect: Shuffle 5 scrolls into your deck. When drawn, cast a random spell.
Random card effects, my absolute favorite thing in Hearthstone! This crazy card had ridiculous synergy with Yogg-Saron, and is just a grab bag of awesomeness. If you can manage to recycle this card again and again, it’s non stop spell randomness that can make or break the game. Keep in mind though, that the scrolls aren’t actually cards, so you can get fatigued by it if you use it too much.
Brawl Type: Warrior Epic Spell Mana Cost: 5 Appearance: A literal brawl between a large amount of characters. Effect: Destroy all minions except one. (chosen randomly)
Are you ready to rumble?!!!! This Classic Warrior card is one of the first instances of board clear in the game. It even shows an awesome animation of all the minions getting into a cartoony big ball of punishment. People play this card to piss off their opponent, and to possible get an upper hand in the match. This can backfire, however, so be careful when deciding to throw down.
Hello fellow book lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more crappy covers. Now, let the cringe begin!
Carrot Cainby M. Demetrice Published: June 28th, 2015 62 Pages Genres: Horror/Mystery Short Synopsis: A Horror tale about a strange creature.
This book’s title alone is one of the most pathetic I’ve ever seen. The title is in a vomit yellow color that drips down the page. There’s also some “spooky” yellow eyes, and for some really stupid reason, a large carrot.
Limo Bill the Undercover Assassin by Bill Ames Genre: Adult Fiction 231 Pages Published: January 15th, 2014 Synopsis: An erotic tale of a master assassin and his bevy of babes.
This is good old action-packed schlock. The titular limo is in full view with all of its slimy glory. We also get some semi-nude women surrounding it.
Hello fellow Media Enthusiasts! It’s time for another TV Tropes post. Get ready to be amazing and surprised. Now, let’s begin!
Cerebus Rollercoaster: This is one of the most popular tropes used in TV and Films today. Say you’re watching your favorite show, and it suddenly takes a incredibly dark turn. This can also occur when a character does something completely out of the ordinary. Some examples include; Puella Magi Madoka Magica (The series starts out as a normal Magical Girl Anime, but then you get to episode 4 and *spoilers* occur which drastically transforms the show’s mood and atmosphere). The “Rick Potion #9” episode of Rick and Morty (Rick creates a special potion that makes Morty more attractive to his crush. This unfortunately escalates into a world-wide epidemic, and needless to say, it results in some truly disturbing scenes). Lastly, there’s “The Return of Chef” episode of South Park (This is the last time that we see Chef in South Park. Unlike the usual comical nature of the show, this episode is much darker in tone. There’re references to pedophilia, and Chef meets his end in one of the most gruesome scenes in the entire show).
One of the many fucked up scenes in Rick Potion #9
Serrated Blade of Pain: How do you make a weapon more dangerous? By adding additional blades to it of course! Nothing says excruciating pain quite like extra cutting power. These weapons are extremely popular in Anime and Manga, with characters dishing out bloody carnage on a normal basis. Some examples of these blades include; Saw-Toothed Arlong’s “Kiribachi”, a gruesome, multi-pointed sword that resembles the teeth of a saw blade. Hoshigaki Kisame’s “Samehada” aka Shark-Skin Sword, is a massive weapon that’s made out of extremely sharp scales and hooks. It not only ruthlessly cuts down foes, but can also destroy their chakra. Finally, we have Demise’s Serrated Blade from Skyward Sword.