Me until 11:59:59 tonight:
Me at 12:00:01
Y’know, even though Malik’s treatment of Rishid so far in the sub hasn’t really been all that great at least he isn’t quite as bad about it as he was in the dub. There he was like “IF YOU DON’T PLAY THAT CARD YOU’LL HAVE TO ANSWER TO ME AND I WILL TOTALLY SMACK YOU SO HARD WITH MY MILLENNIUM ROD THAT YOUR GRANDCHILDREN WILL FEEL IT”.
Sub Marik on the other hand is just like “Don’t worry, everything will be fine. You can totally trust me and my creepy grin.”
It’s scenes like this that remind me of why the dub’s way of handling their thoughts frustrates me sometimes. Here they’re talking to each other and sharing that they both have the same worry about the ark and that whatever is put in it might be really dangerous. In the dub Yugi has the same worry, but it’s just him talking and Yami doesn’t say anything at all. And that just bothers me. When it’s just one of them on the screen it usually works fine and I don’t really mind it at all, but when both of them are there then I just don’t think it works for Yami to remain silent and not say anything at all. Was Yugi supposed to be thinking for both of them in the dub? Did Yami just not have anything to contribute? What was the point of doing it that way? I just don’t get it. :\
stress relief drawing of an old fandom my friend got me high on recently
Mokuba remembers Pegasus’s meeting with the Big 5 in Episode 8. He later goes on to say that the “application for dismissal” is locked away and the key is only held by Mokuba, meaning Kaiba can’t get fired by the board because there’s no way for them to get the paperwork needed for the due process. Shifty.
For some reason, Pegasus’s goons never realize that Mokuba’s necklace is the card key needed to access this database of files.
You would think Kaiba would have remembered his Very Important Lesson about owning majority stock from what you see in the Noa arc.
Also, seriously, that a defeat in a card game has made it so investors don’t want to be involved in a megacorporation and likely doesn’t need investors because it already owns a million profitable sub businesses and makes everything from holographic technology to milk…
I’m pretty sure that the Big 5 were blowing smoke out their asses and just were using Kaiba’s mind-crush status as an excuse to get rid of the guy.
Yeah, in the anime, it’s obvious from what you see later that they don’t want to dispose of Kaiba just because lost to Yugi. They had their own reasons for wanting rid of him, some more legitimate than others… for example, he ordered Ota to blow up the factory he’d spent his entire career running and then to build the Duel Tower in its place, working under an engineer that Kaiba hired - whether it was for the greater good or not, I can see where he’s coming from.
In contrast, there’s Penguin Guy (I forget his name) who was just pissed because Kaiba dismissed his idea to build penguin-themed attractions at Kaiba Land.
I have to wonder if they really would have been any happier working under Pegasus
And of course Mai won’t let Jounouchi just give up but wants him to fight on to the end, even if he doesn’t have a chance of winning. Actually, this is pretty interesting that Mai is the one to give this speech since she’s surrendered herself before rather than be beaten, back when she fought Yami Yugi in Duelist Kingdom. It really shows how much her mindset has changed since she met Jounouchi and the rest. She didn’t care about or respect her opponents before meeting them. They were just obstacles for her to beat and didn’t offer any sort of challenge, so she saw no reason to care about them. But the gang taught her differently and I don’t think she’d be likely to surrender now if she was put in that same situation again.
It’s also interesting that Jounouchi actually gave a speech similar to this to Yami back during his game against Otogi. Jou told him that he had a responsibility to put everything he has into the game for the sake of all those who he’d beaten before who had given it their all too. I’m sure someone will point out that he didn’t say that in the manga during that part, which is true, but he did in the anime and I think it’s cool that it’s Mai who reminds him of something that it would be easy to forget about under pressure.