It’s no secret that Yugi is the best duelist in Yu-Gi-Oh!But in one of his first fights in the anime, a competitive gladiator came up with a strategy that even Yugi couldn’t match.
Yugi is not only the best duel in Duel Monsters because of his victories and titles, but because he was and always has been completely immersed in the game, both in this life and his last. . Yugi’s grandfather, Solomon, taught Yugi the Hearts of Cards when Yugi was very young, which allowed him to establish a deeper connection with his deck at an early age compared to many duel players. others achieve during their careers. While Solomon put Yugi on the right track, the main reason why Yugi couldn’t lose was due to the influence of Yami Yugi aka himself from his previous life. When Yugi was given the Millennium Puzzle and later solved it, he was possessed by a previous version of himself, who took over Yugi’s body in a duel. This, in keeping with Yugi’s almost supernatural expertise with Heart of the Cards, gives him an edge over almost every opponent he encounters. Well, except for one (at least at the start of the duel).
Yugi can’t match Mako’s ocean-based strategy in Yu-Gi-Oh!
In Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 7 (written by Junki Takegami, Masashi Sogo, and Shin Yoshida, and directed by Kunihisa Sugishima), Yugi is challenged by a fellow gladiator, Mako, while participating in the Pegasus Duel Monster Tournament on the island is called Kingdom Duel. Mako is a duel master when it comes to ocean-based strategy, as most of his cards are underwater monsters, so dueling near the sea gives him real strength rewards. land. What’s more remarkable, however, is that when dueling at sea, the monsters Mako summons materialize underwater, so Mako’s opponents can’t see what they’re up against – and in In this case, that opponent is Yugi.
After Mako makes the first move, Yugi doesn’t know what awaits him under the waves, which means he doesn’t know how to counterattack. While he was playing solid defense, Mako’s monster was quick to take it down when it was his turn to attack. During the opening move, Mako drained a large amount of Yugi’s life points, which gave Yugi a rough start from the start. While Yugi was able to recover – with all the previously stated reasons for why he was the best – he really struggled to start the match. This is because Yugi has no way of knowing which monster Mako was originally playing with, so Yugi has no way of matching it.
Even though Yugi fought back, the fact that Mako had a strategy that made him completely vulnerable and unable to counterattack in any meaningful way without losing life points was a pretty significant feat for him. Mako. Mako used the sea to add to its field strength as well as its vision advantage, and in doing so, this Yu-Gi-Oh! Gladiator made a strategy even Yugi couldn’t match.