Yu-Gi-Oh ARC-V Episode 96: The King’s Fury
Oh snap, this is not the mood I was expecting to see during this match… But before everyone jumps on Jack for acting like a dick (and he was), please take a moment to acknowledge what Jack said is absolutely right. You see, everything was fine and dandy until Yuuya but mocked him about whether or not he is going to say by what number of turns he will defeat him by (I don’t blame him for jabbing that though because it was true… but it was petty.) That was strike number one. The second strike was when Yuuya started speaking about inheriting his father’s Entertainment Dueling, and ironically, Smile World is what landed him the third and final strike (and fell flat on its face). This is the real reason why Jack said Yuuya was too conceited. And whether we like it or not, Jack is right on the money (and deep inside, Yuuya knows he is right).
Since the beginning of the series, Yuuya has always wanted to follow his father’s footsteps, but he has not developed his own unique style, or even his own lines. While I have no problems with Yuuya inheriting his father’s words since he is part of the family, it is just something that is passed down, I also understand Jack’s criticism, calling him out for being too focused on Smile World and demand for him to quit speaking with words Yuuya borrowed from others. Basically he wants Yuuya to forge his own identity, create his own dialogues aka: speak in his own words. This is what he had hoped from him. In fact, Yuuya can still use some of his father’s words, as long as he adds his own unique spin to it. Whether or not Yuuya has already a little bit of that is up for the fans’ interpretation. But the turn of events makes me excited.
At this point of time, it only makes sense for Yuuya to further evolve his Entertainment Dueling style and forge his own edition of it based on how he has grown, rather than trying to achieve what his father has done with the Smile Card, the culprit of the tunnel vision. Remember, ever since Yuuya been dragged into this war and inherited Smile World card and learned about the story behind it, it has been eating him alive about how to properly use it, or whether or not the situation is appropriate for it to be used. Now this offers Yuuya an opportunity, to either scrap the card aside altogether and simply hold onto it as a memento and use it as his rock to keep him grounded, or perhaps come up with a different purpose (outside of battle) for it to serve.
But the King’s patience has worn thin, and Jean’s interference by turning their 1 VS 1 into a Battle Royale is only fanning the flames. Jack is sorely disappointed in Yuuya, he had so much hope and expectation for him, but he fell short. Now Yuuya must figure out a way to get back in the game all while trying to forge his own unique identity as an Entertainment Duelist he wants to be.
Finally, did anyone else wish they didn’t show the new monster int he preview? When I realized it I covered my eyes in poor attempt to prevent myself from being spoiled. Also, raise of hands if anyone else thought the Jean’s Security Mob was going to be like the Ghosts in 5DS, because that shit was insane- there is still a possibility of that happening, I’m sure because Jean is losing his fucking mind.