Fan Yu-Gi-Oh! Everyone knows what it means for Kaiba to get the Blue-Eyed White Dragon card in the first volume of the series, as he already has the only three Blue-Eyed White Dragon cards left and he can’t let anyone own the method. convenient to defeat him in a duel. However, just as important as for Yu-Gi-Oh! villain, that’s even more so for Yugi – for a variety of reasons.
The Blue-Eyes White Dragon card is arguably the number one symbol of Yu-Gi-Oh! as a series. Sure, the real-world card game and classic characters are still recognizable to this day, but even those who haven’t watched or played Yu-Gi-Oh! card games know about the Blue-Eyed White Dragon, even if they don’t quite understand what it is or why it’s such a big deal in the anime. As explained in the first volume of the series, the Blue-Eyes White Dragon is probably the most powerful card a dueler can draw from their deck. It is not only extremely powerful, but also extremely rare. As stated earlier, only four Blue-Eyes White Dragon cards exist in the world of Yu-Gi-Oh!, and at the start of the anime, Kaiba has three of them.
Yu-Gi-Oh’s Kaiba! Don’t understand the true importance of Blue-Eyed White Dragon
In Yu-Gi-Oh! volume 1 (written by Junki Takegami, Masashi Sogo, and Shin Yoshida, and directed by Kunihisa Sugishima), Kaiba – now a world champion fighter – follows Yugi and his friends to the door game store run by Yugi’s grandfather, Solomon Muto. Yugi takes his friends to the shop to show them the super rare card that Solomon holds: Blue-Eye White Dragon. When Kaiba saw this, he immediately challenged Solomon to a duel for it, and when Solomon refused, Kaiba tied the old man’s hand. The fight that followed was so intense that Solomon was hospitalized. Not only that, but Solomon also lost his Blue-Eyed White Dragon card, at which point Kaiba quickly tore the card to pieces so it could never be used against him again.
This scene is heartbreaking, especially considering how much the Blue-Eyes White Dragon card means to Solomon – and by extension Yugi. Solomon was given the card by his close friend, Arthur Hawkins, while the two were excavating in Egypt. During that trip, Solomon found and brought back Yugi’s iconic Millennium Puzzle along with the Blue-Eyes White Dragon card Arthur had given him. Thus, it is not only the Blue-Eyed White Dragon that accompanies the most important and powerful artifact in Yu-Gi-Oh! history into the hands of the protagonist of the series, but it also carries significant sentimental value to the character in question. Consistent with the card’s obvious stats and real-world popularity, it’s clear that the Blue-Eyes White Dragon card is much more special than fans remember, and that’s mostly due to its importance. its importance in Yugi’s life.
While obtaining the Blue-Eyes White Dragon card is extremely important to Kaiba, so it can never be used against him, this card only has importance in his mind. in the most frivolous way. For Yugi, that card is basically the beginning of everything – both in the world and meta sense – which proves that Yu-Gi-Oh!Yugi’s blue-eyed white dragon is more important than Kaiba’s, despite Kaiba’s initial obsession with obtaining it.