Hello fellow Pop Culture Enthusiasts! It’s time for another TV Tropes post. I hope you guys are ready for some awesome trivia. Now, let’s begin!
Evil Genius: One of the most popular tropes ever created. It deals with a malicious person with a very high intellect. They can be anyone, ranging from scientists, to lowly crooks. Some examples include; Johan Liebert from the Anime/Manga Monster. He’s extremely smart, and is also a highly dangerous serial killer. Next, we have The Riddler from the Batman Series. He wears a very extravagant outfit and loves to trick Bruce Wayne. Lastly, we have the German terrorist from Die Hard, Hans Gruber. He’s the big cheese that developed the plan to take over Nakatomi Tower.
(Hans Gruber played by the late and great Alan Rickman)
Nutritional Nightmare: A trope that’s used in made comedies. It deals with a food that’s so unhealthy, that death could occur upon consumption. Some examples include; Deep fried butter, Double Dew from South Park (It’s Mountain Dew with 2X the caffeine), and when Homer forces Bart to add butter to his bacon.
Hello fellow Duelists, and welcome to a special card post! I normally talk about the attributes of various monsters, but today I’m mixing it up! We will be discussing the types of monsters in the game. Today, this post will go over one of my favorite types, Zombies. Zombies have been around since the game’s creation, and I love the various effects. Now, let’s do Ghost Kazuka (Bonz) proud, and unleash the ghouls!
Pilgrim Reaper Type: XYZ/Zombie/Effect Attribute: Dark ATK/ 0 Def/ 0 Rank 6 Appearance: An ultra-cool skeletal monster with a huge scythe. Effect: Requires 2 Level 6 Monsters: This card gains 200 ATK and DEF for every DARK monster in either player’s Graveyard. You can detach one Xyz Material from this card; each player sends their top 5 cards from their Deck to the Graveyard (or their entire Deck, if less than 5). You can only use this effect of “Pilgrim Reaper” once per turn.
Here we have one of the most well made Zombie cards in existence! Its effect is incredibly good in multiple decks that require cards in the graveyard, and you can easily deck out your opponent this way. Also, Zombies are usually DARK attribute, so this thing could gain some massive stats quite easily.
Plaguespreader Zombie Type: Zombie/Tuner/Effect Attribute: Dark 2 Stars Appearance: A small, disease-ridden ghoul. ATK/ 400 DEF/ 200 Effect: If this card is in your GY; You can place 1 card from your hand to the top of the Deck; Special Summon this card, but banish it when it leaves the field.
One of the oldest Tuners in the game, and also one of the best. It’s easily searchable by Allure of Darkness, and is mainly used in destructive Synchro plays. The card used to be limited to one because of how easy it was to make Synchros with.
Hello fellow pop culture enthusiasts! It’s time for another tropes post. I hope you guys are ready for some awesome pop cultural trivia! Now, let’s begin!
Power Creep: A trope that’s highly popular in video games, especially the card variety. It occurs when new content in a game completely trumps the old content. This can be done by adding a new upgrade to an old card, weapon, or other object. Some examples include; Magma Rager from Hearthstone. This card used to be played a lot because of its high attack for low cost. Unfortunately, after Ice Rager was made, the card became completely useless. Next, we have Kartana from the Pokemon series. It is one of the fastest and strongest Pokemon out there, however, its Special Defense is really lacking, and it can be taken out easily by Special Attackers. Lastly, we have Zoodiacs from Yu-Gi-Oh! This archetype was so broken upon release that many tournaments refused to have players use decks based upon them.
Mid NSFW Warning On This One! Marshmallow Hell: This is a heavily used trope in many Ecchi Anime and Hentai. It occurs when a character is suffocated between a taller girl’s massive “tracts of land”. Some examples include; Irina suffocating Nagisa in Assassination Classroom, Litchi suffocating multiple characters in Blazblue, and Angel’s reverse motorboat from King of Fighters XIV.
Hello fellow Duelists! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for another Yu-Gi-Oh post! This week, we will be covering Light Attribute Monsters. Light Monsters are extremely versatile, and many different decks have been built around them. Some of the most famous decks are Blue Eyes and Fairies. I’m going to go into some overlooked cards, and show you some awesome combos you can do with them. Now, let’s Duel!
Consecrated Light Attribute: Light Type: Fairy 1 Star Appearance: A cute circular fairy with a radiating light. ATK/ 0 DEF/ 0 Effect: Neither player can Normal or Special Summon DARK monsters or declare an attack with a DARK monster. This card cannot be destroyed in battle with a DARK monster, also you take no damage from that battle.
This awesome card is a sure fire counter to any DARK deck. The multi-purpose DARK negation is extremely fun to pull off, and can anger many opponents. Also, its low level makes it very viable for Synchro Summoning.
Super Conductor Tyranno Attribute: Light Type: Dinosaur Effect 8 Stars Appearance: An awesome looking dinosaur with heavy armor. ATK/ 3300 DEF/ 1400 Effect: Once per turn: You can Tribute 1 monster; inflict 1000 damage to your opponent. You cannot declare an attack the turn this effect is activated.
Here we have one of the most powerful 2 Tribute cards in the game. It has a higher attack than Blue Eyes, and its burn effect is pretty cool as well. Run this in an aggressive Dinosaur deck, and you won’t be disappointed.
Hello fellow Pop Culture Enthusiasts! It’s time for some more tropes. I hope you guys are ready for some awesome trivia. Now, let’s begin!
Crazy Homeless People: An extremely common trope in almost all forms of media. It occurs when characters meet a paranoid and insane vagrants. They’re usually quite harmless, but some may be drug addicts, and other unsavory folk. Some examples include: The entire cast of Arakawa Under the Bridge, Many of the enemies in the Condemned series are violent, Meth-addicted hobos, Finally, we have the nameless bum from Beavis and Butt-Head.
The crazy cast of Arakawa Under the Bridge.
Fireball Eyeballs: An extremely popular trope that’s used in many Anime. A character’s eyes will flame up, and this can mean a variety of things. It can symbolize, determination, rage, overreacting, or excitement. Some examples include: Rock Lee from Naruto whenever he gets excited, Mama from Cooking Mama gets this way whenever you fail a task, lastly, we have Ron Burgundy from Anchorman when someone insults his hair.
Hello fellow pop culture enthusiasts! It’s time for another TV Tropes post! I hope you guys are ready for some juicy trivia. Now, let’s begin!
Let Us Never Speak of This Again: A highly comedic trope in which a character does something that goes against everything that they believe in. It usually results in embarrassment or cringe. Some examples include: The drunken make out session of Knives and Kim from Scott Pilgrim, Mia Wallace’s heroin overdose from Pulp Fiction, and The Love Hotel Incident from Persona 3.
Kim X Kim
Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: A highly popular trope in both Anime and video games. It occurs when a character punches an opponent so many times that it appears that they have hundreds of hands. Some examples include: E. Honda’s Hundred Hand Slap from Street Fighter, Kenshiro’s Hokuto Kyakuretsu Ken, and DIO’s Muda Muda Muda.
Hello fellow Duelists! It’s time for another attribute post! This time, we will be covering Wind Attribute Monsters. Wind monsters usually have some pretty devastating effects, and Gustos make up most of them. Now, let’s be blown away by these breezy monsters!
Armored Bee Type: Insect/Effect Attribute: Wind 4 Stars Appearance: A bee with heavy armor and a large stinger. ATK/ 1600 DEF/ 1200 Effect: Once per turn: You can target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; halve that target’s ATK until the End Phase.
Now, this is a very unique card with a pretty amazing effect. The ability to halve a monster’s attack is much more useful than one might think. Many cards rely on low attack for some devastating effects, and the level makes it very viable for Synchro, XYZ, and Link plays.
Blue Dragon Summoner Type: Spellcaster/ Effect Attribute: Wind 4 Stars Appearance: A blue haired magician with a phantasmal follower. ATK/ 1500 DEF/ 600 Effect: If this card is sent from the field to the GY: You can add 1 Dragon, Warrior, or Spellcaster Normal Monster from your Deck to your hand.
This is an extremely good card that’s used in almost every Blue Eyes Deck. The multiple monsters that you can search out with this card is astonishing, and it synergizes with tons of different play styles.