Hello fellow Duelists! It’s time for another Yu-Gi-Oh post! This week, we’ll be covering Kajiki Ryota’s (Mako Tsunami’s) favorite card attribute, Water. Monsters in this card category range from incredible Beatsticks, to stealthy killers. Now, let’s take a look at some awesome hydro creatures!
Blizzard Princess Type: Spellcaster/ Effect Attribute: Water 8 Stars ATK/ 2800 DEF/ 2100 Appearance: A blue-haired princess with an ice staff and ball-and-chain. Effect: You can Tribute Summon this card in face-up Attack Position by Tributing 1 Spellcaster-Type monster. After this card was Normal Summoned, your opponent cannot activate Spell/Trap Cards for the rest of that turn.
This is one of Alexis Rhodes’ key monsters, and oh boy, it’s a good one! Being able to summon an 8-star monster with one tribute is always a good thing. Also, the negation of your opponent’s Spells and Traps for the rest of the turn can really throw a wrench in their plan. Its large body is also kind of difficult to get rid of.
Gendo the Aesthetic Monk Type: Spellcaster/Effect Attribute: Water 4 Stars ATK/ 300 DEF/1800 Appearance: A monk with a demon mask meditating. Effect: Face-up Attack Position monsters on the field cannot activate their effects. This Defense Position card cannot be targeted, or destroyed by card effects.
Originally, I thought that this card had pretty pathetic stats, until I read its awesome effect. A non-targetable monster is very hard to take care of without battling it, and its defense isn’t half bad.
Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to look at some more obscure characters. Now, let’s begin!
Scrambler Real Name: Kim ll Sung Status: Super-villain (Deceased) First Appeared: The Uncanny X-Men #210 (October 1st, 1986) Creator: Marvel Powers/Abilities: Disruption of any living or mechanical system upon touching it. Also, he can mess with the nervous system, causing people to become immobilized, become unconscious, or have seizures.
Kim was an absolutely ruthless member of Mr. Sinister’s Marauders. He took much pleasure in slaughtering the Morlocks. His incredible powers did massive damage to the underground dwellers, and he nearly made Wolverine lose an eye. He met his end in an extremely brutal way at the hands of X-23. She sliced off the villain’s arms, and graphically mutilated his body.
Sentry Real Name: Robert Reynolds Status: Hero First Appeared: Sentry#1 (September 2000) Creator: Marvel Powers/Abilities: Flight, Empowered by solar energy, Immense superhuman strength, Incredibly fast, Invulnerability, Can control light.
Before Robert was the ridiculously powerful super hero, he was a pathetic meth addict. During one of his benders, he broke into a lab and stole a secret serum. The serum endowed the addict with incredible powers, and he changed his life around to fight crime. He also met the villainous Void, a physical manifestation of his dark side. The Void tried to take over Asgard, but was finally destroyed by the hero. Robert now serves as a valuable member of the Avengers.
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 fascinating characters. Now, let’s begin!
Parasite Real Name: Joshua Michael Allen Status: Villain Creator: DC First Appeared: Action Comics #340 (August 1966) Ht and Wt: Variable Green Eyes No Hair Powers/Abilities: Life-energy absorption, size alteration, temporary access to meta human powers through absorption
Joshua was an extremely rude bike messenger that often took people’s packages for his own. One day, he ran into a strange green blob, and his life changed forever. No noticing the downed power line, Josh stuck it and lost consciousness. He woke up in a hospital, where he was diagnosed with alien flu. He was then brought to S.T.A.R. Labs for further research, when tragedy struck! The machines the scientists were using triggered a mutation in the virus, imbuing Josh with exceptional absorption abilities. Originally horrified and depressed, Josh sought to end his life, only to be stopped by the Man of Steel. This encounter changed the mutated creature, and started his obsession with absorbing powerful Meta Humans. He still remains a highly dangerous foe, continuously waiting for the perfect time to attack Superman.
Shaggy Man Real Name: Shaggy Man Status: Genetic Experiment (Villain) Ht: 8’2” Wt: 550 lbs Eye Color: Red Hair Color: Brown First Appeared: Justice League of America #45 (June 1st, 1966) Creator: DC Powers/Abilities: Insane superhuman strength, Superhuman endurance, Regeneration, Neigh invulnerability, Limited intellect
Shaggy Man was the horrible genetic experiment of the villainous Professor Ivo. He was created from the artificial synthesis of tissue and fur. Ivo sent the exceedingly strong behemoth to battle the Justice League, where it nearly took down the entire team. However, Hawkman discovered the monstrosity’s weakness was his thick hair, and with the combined effort of Katana, the two heroes took down this horrible abomination.
Hello fellow Tavern Dwellers! It’s time for another Hearthstone post! It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the card game, and I love the creativity that goes into making each card. Custom Hearthstone is both a subreddit and website that lets people from around the world design cards. This post will be covering some of my absolute favorite cards made on the site. I will be posting their usernames as well, so that you can check them out at your leisure. Now, let’s begin!
Senegos Created by: TheGronne Tribe: Dragon Mana Cost: 8 Type: Legendary Mage Minion Attack: 4 Health: 12 Appearance: A really cool azure dragon with light wings. Effect: Counter the first spell your opponent casts each turn.
This card is absolutely incredible! The stats are extremely fair for an 8 cost minion, and the effect is very unique. You essentially get a “counter spell” minion that activates every turn. If this ever makes it into the real game, Secret Mage decks would become meta defining.
Pirate Invasion! by Braydentheco Type: Warrior Epic Spell Mana Cost: 4 Appearance: A group of people being raided by pirates. Effect: Shuffle 10 copies of random Pirates into your deck. They cost (1) less.
This is another ultra inventive card that could make Pirate Warrior work. It seems like an “Academic Espionage” for the Warrior class, and probably has insane synergies with other pirates. Patches can be summoned for free, and you can easily fill the field with strong minions. Tell me what you think of this card in the comments’ section below.
Hello fellow Tavern Dwellers! It’s time for another Hearthstone post! Here, we will look at some more bizarre cards. Now, let’s have ourselves a brawl!
Treachery Type: Warlock Spell Rarity: Epic Mana Cost: 3 Appearance: A fearsome demonic creature casting a bright purple spell. Effect: Choose a friendly minion and give it to your opponent.
Why this card is considered epic, is completely beyond me. I detest this card, and think it’s a huge waste of a Warlock Spell. Giving your opponent one of your minions is usually never a good thing. This can only be good, if you have an absolutely shitty card on the field that you need to get rid of.
Nozdormu Type: Neutral Tribe: Dragon Rarity: Legendary Attack: 8 Health: 8 Mana Cost: 9 Appearance: A fearsome-looking yellow-orange dragon with striped wings. Effect: Players only have 15 seconds to take their turns.
I absolutely LOVE this card! It causes players to think of their turns way in advance, and the stress of creating a combo in a short period of time is really invigorating. If you want to troll a player, this is the card for you!
Hello fellow Media Lovers! It’s time for another TV Tropes post! I hope you guys are ready for some interesting media tropes. Now, let’s begin!
Beware the Nice Ones: This is one of my favorite tropes in all of media. It occurs when a character, who’s generally a happy and charming individual, flies into an unstoppable rage or becomes the scariest character in the show. Examples of this include (with possible spoilers); Nagisa from Assassination Classroom. This main character is one of the most lovable and caring individuals in the entire show. However, upon assassinations, his composure completely changes, and he becomes filled with bloodlust. This change is known to make even veteran soldiers shit their pants. Akimichi Chouji from Naruto is a lovable chubby ninja who is best friends with one of the most intelligent characters in the show, Nara Shikamaru. During the Sound Ninja Arc, Shikamaru nearly gets killed by Jirobo, and this cause Chouji to go berserk, and brutally kill the ninja in awesome fashion. Lastly, we have Ned Flanders from The Simpsons. This Jesus Loving neighbor of Homer is always in a good mood. That is, until one episode, when he releases the pent up anger he has at the town in an explosive rant that shocks everyone.
This is Nagisa from Assassination Classroom
Acrofatic: A very funny trope that occurs in all forms of media. This occurs when a generally fat individual is actually very quick on their feet. They end up perform feats that aren’t usually possible for people their size. Examples of this include; Rufus from Street Fighter IV. He’s a big man that weighs about 410 pounds. Strangely enough, he’s one of the fastest characters in the series, and can perform ridiculous stunts like firing himself like a missile, or transforming into a tornado of punches and kicks. Next, we have Bo Rai Cho from the Mortal Combatseries. This obese drunken master is extremely fast on his feet, and one of his fatalities has the fatty jumping unbelievably high in the air, and crashing down on his opponent. Lastly, we have lovable bald dimwit Jerome “Curly” Howard from The Three Stooges. The bumbling idiot was a surprisingly fast runner.
Hello fellow Duelists! It’s time for another Yu-Gi-Oh post! This week, we will be covering some of my favorite Continuous Spells in the game. Now, let’s duel!
Burden of the Mighty Type: Continuous Spell Appearance: A hand trying to get an artifact from under a bird’s nest. Effect: Each face-up monster your opponent controls loses 100 ATK x its own level.
This card, while not used a lot today, used to be an absolute beast in the early days. A continuous attack decreasing effect could really give you the upper hand in the duel. Unfortunately, many cards can now rely on that attack decrease to XYZ summon many monsters. Nevertheless, I still find this to be a very enjoyable card, and will use it from time to time.
Heart of the Underdog Type: Continuous Spell Appearance: An anime character with a determined expression on his face. Effect: During your Draw Phase, when you draw a Normal Monster(s): You can reveal it; draw 1 more card.
This card is absolutely insane! The draw power that you can get from it is incredible , and it’s a staple in Exodia decks. You can essentially draw out your entire deck with this card, and the only thing that can stop you is a spell or a trap.