Mystery Dragon

Key Events

Aichi has a dream that everyone leaves him and starts getting worried about it. When he gets to school Kourin is missing. So they decide to go to Card Capital for a change. Ishida forgets his bag and goes back into school. He sees one of the student council members and decides to follow her leading to a mysterious room where she states she’s been monitoring Aichi’s club. Ishida makes himself known and she decides to ‘take care of him’.

Ishida appears at the shop very late and something’s off with him. He says he must fight strong opponents and challenges Aichi. During the duel he plays a new card and acts very arrogantly with his ‘new powers’, enough to declare final turn.

But Aichi brings out a new card as well turning the tide to win. Ishida can’t remember anything that’s just happened.

Kai picks up Ishida’s new card, but it burns away leaving no trace behind.

Key Cards Used

Eradicator, Vowing Saber Dragon “Reverse”

  • [ACT](VC) Limit Break 4 [Counter Blast (2) & Choose two of your rear-guards with “Eradicator” in its card name, and lock them] Your opponent chooses two of his or her rear-guards, retires them, and this unit gets [Power]+10000 until end of turn.
    (Locked cards are turned face down. Turn them face up at the end of the owner’s turn)
  • [CONT](VC): If you have a card named “Eradicator, Vowing Sword Dragon” in your soul, this unit gets [Power]+2000.
  • [CONT](VC/RC): Lord (If you have a unit without a same clan as this unit, this unit cannot attack)

Thoughts:

That student council woman is very interesting, looks like the new big villain has finally appeared, or at least made himself known. So it seems it was related to the council, but in a very different way. By the looks of the possessing thing, I’m willing to bet that the person who’s pulling the string isn’t human, or at least not a normal human. So after 22 episodes of getting nowhere have we finally across something that relates to the title Link Joker? In either case this looks to be the next big thing, even if it isn’t ‘the’ big thing. Too bad only a tiny snippet was shown, got no idea what their objective is, who they are or any information apart from one person from the student council relates to them and they use ‘reverse’ cards. It’s not something that’s unseen in TCG anime, taking the main card of a protagonist and turning them evil or similar. So we might see some more possessing in the next few episodes before more is revealed, an evil Dragonic Overlord the End would be nice, I’d like to see more Kagero. Anyway, I’ll definitely say more once I hear a bit more, no much to go on right now.

Though that said, two small details could’ve related to the new villain. The dream that Aichi had and Kourin being missing. Kourin missing could just be nothing important as she is an idol, but she also could’ve been informed by Takuto of their new enemy and just haven’t made it back yet to tell everyone else. Or was intercepted and she’ll appear as a possessed person next episode. That dream I think is some sort of premonition, everyone else looked possessed in the dream so I think some more possessing will happen and Aichi will have to play everyone with new Reverse cards after being taken over by the new evil guy. That looks like what the dream could be about.

I haven’t done a card review in a while, so I thought I’d do one now for a card that at first I thought was extremely OP, but now after discovering more about it, think it’s still strong but not as OP. I’m of course talking about the first ‘Reverse’ card. From the anime it looked like he retired 4 units with no repercussions apart from 4 counterblast, which I found way too powerful. It was like a Dragonic Kaiser vermillion’s limit break that can be used twice but so much better. However I looked up the card and noticed that there are repercussions in that you have to ‘lock’ 4 of your own units and they have to be Eradicator and also your opponent chooses what to retire. That makes it less OP, but still a pretty strong card. It’s likely that you’ll have the eradicators on your field and locking up four of yours to kill 4 of your opponent is obviously well worth it, then 20k more power onto your vanguard as well. Even if you just increased the vanguard power by 5k each time, that would’ve been pretty strong already as you’re essentially killing off at least one intercept. Sure you can’t use four of units for one turn, but your opponent can’t use theirs again, I see that as an extremely powerful trade off. If it was counterblast 3, I’d have said it wasn’t a bad card, but 2 makes it too strong. And then add in that it’s a crossride too, so it may well be a base power of 13k and I think you got a card there that not many people want to go up against. Unless of course you have a Wolf Fang Liberator, Garmore handy.

That’s the other card I wanted to quickly comment on, and only quickly because whilst it’s not a bad card it’s certainly not great. The main limit break ability is very situational, by grade 3 you hope to have an already full field to have dealt damage at the lower grades, if not then you’re in a bad situation as it is because you’re probably behind and whilst counting on Garmore to fill your field it can easily backfire if you pick up a lot of triggers. Most of the time its ability will probably not be used to its fullest and I find that to be one of its biggest downfalls. Also the power increase ability is only a mere 4k at the sacrifice of a unit, that’s pretty bad. A situational ability and a weak power increase make it an alright card, but not great. If this was in YGO then I’d tell you to side some in if you ever face Eradicator Vowing Saber Dragon Reverse, but it’s not and siding probably won’t happen here, though who knows.

So anyway, an interesting card release, an interesting start to what seems like the next arc and a peek at the next villain. It was, needless to say, an interesting episode. But again, I don’t think I can comment on what I’ve been giving so far, need some more information.

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