OMG, first time writing with Yu-Gi-Oh characters! Yu-Gi-Oh is probably one of my favorite animes of all time, back when I watched it as a kid in English and now when I'm watching it in Japanese.
And then there's LittleKuriboh's amazing abridged series. What can I say about it that hasn't already been said? So as I was watching it, I thought "What would the actual characters reaction be if they saw this?" And so it begins.
Couple of notes: This doesn't take place in a specific time frame in the Yu-Gi-Oh cannon. I guess you could say it takes place before the Dawn of the Duel arc since Yami is still with Yugi, but once again, there's not a specific time which this takes place, so just imagine it whenever.
Also, if this kind of thing has been done before, I came up with these reactions all by myself and they are how I think the characters would react, so I don't want to be accused of copying someone else.
Lastly, I don't own anything, all rights belong to their respected owners.
I guess that's it. Sit back and enjoy!
-Quote from the Abridged Series.-
"Yami or Yugi mind speaking."
Classes were going to start soon at Domino High School. Yugi, Tristian, Tea, and Joey were sitting down at a table waiting for class to begin. Yugi was showing Tea Duel Monster cards while Joey and Tristian were on Joey's laptop.
"Hey guys, come look at this," Joey said to the others.
Yugi and Tea walked over and looked at the computer screen. Joey had a playlist pulled up, and the content was what got their attention. A list of videos with the title YGOTAS and video thumbnails that showed them from past experiences.
"What is this?" Tea asked.
"Not sure, but it seems to be about us," Tristian said.
"How is that possible?" Joey asked. "And what's with the title? Is it short for something?"
"I wonder…I think the YGO stands for Yu-Gi-Oh, but I'm not sure about the TAS," Yugi pointed out. "There's only one way to find out," Yami said in Yugi's mind. "Right. Joey, click on the first video."
"You sure Yug?"
"Well we have nothing else to do until class starts, might as well."
Joey clicked on the first video titled "Pilot." Everyone gathered around as the video started.
-Yu-Gi-Oh was filmed before a live studio audience.-
"Wait what?" Yugi asked.
"Ok before we go on, what does TAS stand for? I think that has something to do with it," Joey said.
"I got it," Tea said taking out her cell phone. "Ok here it is. These videos are part of an abridged series. So what they're doing is taking our duels and other events and redubbing our words to make a parody of it."
"What? So were being made fun of?! Whose idea was it to mess with Joey Wheeler?!" Joey yelled. Tristian quickly held him down. "Calm down! Maybe it won't be as bad as we think."
"Let's see what happens next," Yugi said as he clicked "play."
-Yugi: Hey Joey, Earth to Joey. Hey are you in there? It's your move. - "Wait, I don't sound like that," Yugi protested. "Well this is a redub Yugi, just roll with it," Tristian said.
-Joey: Sorry Yug, doing this Brooklyn accent makes it difficult to concentrate on card games. - "Huh, now that I think about it, you do sound like you're from Brooklyn Joey, why is that?" Tea asked.
Joey's face turned a little red. "Well…uh…I don't know. What's next?"
-Tristian: I know what you mean. My voice is pretty crazy too. I'm thinking about changing it. - "What?!" Tristian yelled, ignoring the snickers and giggles coming from behind him. "I have to listen to that every time I talk?!"
-Yugi: By the way my Grandpa has a super rare card.-
-Joey: Hey, bada-bing.-
-Kaiba: Rare card? That sounds vague enough to be the Blue Eyes White Dragon. - "How would you get that from just saying 'rare card'?" Yugi asked with a little laugh. -And since in a child billionaire in charge of a huge gaming company, I obviously have nothing better to do than go check it out. - Everyone chuckled at that line.
-Yugi: Hey gramps, can we please see your super rare awesome chocolatey fudged coated mega super card? - "Chocolatey fudged coated?" Yugi asked. "Now that's something I'd definitely want as my own. A card covered with chocolate!" Joey said.
"Yea, but how long would it last until you ate it?" Tristian asked.
"Shut up," Joey responded.
-Solomon: I don't see why not. Here it is, the Blue Eyes White Dragon.-
-Joey: That's the least threatening name for a monster I've ever heard. - "Wait until Watapon comes into the picture," Joey said. –What kind of mook could want a card like that?-
-Kaiba: I'm here for your Blue Eyes old man and I won't take 'no' for an answer. Now give it to me.-
-Kaiba: Curses, foiled again. - Everyone laughed at this. "Can't take no for an answer huh? I wonder if Kaiba knows about this," Yugi said.
"We should show him this once it's over," Tristian said.
-Kaiba: I'm going to go hire some thugs to kidnap you now. I'm a billionaire, so nobody will even think about pressing charges-
-Solomon: That Kaiba kid needs to get laid. - "Whoa, never thought I'd hear Grandpa say that," Yugi said.
-Tristian: Big time. - Tristian sighed. "I'm still going to have to get used to this."
-Yugi: Hello, game shop.-
-Kaiba: I kidnapped your Grandpa Yugi, and then I dueled him into submission. So could you get over here and call an ambulance for him? I have far too much money to be expected to do it myself. - "You know considering how Kaiba acts all the time, I can actually hear him saying that," Tea said laughing.
-Yugi: Wait, who is this? *scene change* Grandpa, are you ok? - "I don't know how I feel about this guys, they're making fun of Grandpa being injured," Yugi said.
Solomon: For some reason, playing a card game has caused me to become severely injured. - Yugi paused the video. "Ok, when you put it that way," Joey said laughing.
"I'm not sure I want to continue watching this," Yugi said.
"But Yug, don't you remember? Your Grandpa was fine afterwards. Come on, it's only about four minutes long," Joey said.
Yugi sighed. "Ok, but hopefully things will get better."
-Kaiba: That's right, and now watch this. *Kaiba rips card*-
-Yugi: Grandpa's special super rare awesome super card.-
-Joey: What the heck did you do that for?-
-Kaiba: So that it could never be used against me.-
-Yugi: In that case why not just tear up every card in the whole world?-
-Kaiba: Shut up and duel me. - The gang smiled and then started laughing at that reaction, catching some attention of the others in the room.
"What are you guys watching?" someone asked.
"Just this funny series online," Joey said. Everyone looked at them again and went back to whatever they were doing. Joey resumed the video.
-Yugi: Don't worry Gramps, I'll win this duel with your deck-
-Solomon: W-Wait a minute, I've been injured, so you're going to steal my deck and go play cards with your arch rival?-
-Yugi: Pretty much.-
-Solomon: No wonder your parents are never around. - "Hey, that's not what happened! We got Grandpa to a hospital, and he told me to use his deck! I didn't steal it!" Yugi said.
"Calm down Yugi. This is all just for fun. I actually think it's funny how he worded your duel with Kaiba, 'playing cards with your arch rival.'" Tea said.
Yugi thought for a moment. "Heh, yea. Isn't that the truth?"
-Tea: Gather around everyone, and I'll mark us with a special sign.-
-Joey: Uh Tea, hey not for nothing but, ain't this permanent marker?-
-Tea: Oh, whoops- "Now that I think about it, maybe I should've used permanent marker, so that the symbol will always be there," Tea said.
"It still is here though, we just can't see it," Yugi said smiling.
-Joey: Why were you even carrying that thing around in the first place?-
-Tea: I'm a kleptomaniac, I stole it from school. - Joey started laughing, until he got a knock on the head from Tea. "What's so funny Wheeler?!" "N-n-nothing," Joey quickly responded.
-Tristian: Hey, my wallets missing.-
-Tea: Kaiba took it. - Tristian looked at Tea. "Want to be next?" Tristian quickly smiled nervously and shook his head.
"Well Yugi, it looks like everyone is enjoying this video," Yami said. "Yea and speaking of which, it's about that time." The Millennium Puzzle flashed, and Yami took over, just as Joey resumed the video.
-Yami: It's time to duel!-
-Kaiba: Wait, did your testicles just drop in the last five seconds or something? What the heck happened to your voice? - Everyone started laughing, even Yami couldn't help but smile at that line.
-Yami: Holy Ra! Real monsters-
-Kaiba: Actually, they're just super-advanced holograms created for the soul purpose of enriching the experience of a children's card game. - "'Children's' card game? Well, now that I think about it…" Joey paused. "…And now I don't want to think about it."
-Yami: Ok seriously, you've got to be f*cking kidding me. - Everyone looked at Yami, who turned a little red. "Great, so much for my innocence," Yami said.
-Yami: Who wastes all their money on something like that?-
-Kaiba: The guy who's going to beat your pasty pharaoh butt with Three Blue Eyes White Dragons, that's who. - "Wait, it cut straight to when Kaiba summoned the three Blue Eye's?" Joey asked.
"I wonder why?" Yami asked.
-Yami: Wait a minute, did you just summon a bunch of monsters in one turn?-
-Kaiba: Yea, so?-
-Yami: That's against the rules isn't it?-
-Kaiba: Screw the rules, I have money! - Not even a second lasted without no one laughing their heads off. Joey and Tristian were on the floor. Tea almost couldn't breathe. Inside his mind, Yugi was cracking up, and even Yami couldn't help but start laughing. Everyone turned and looked at the gang again.
"Must be some video to get them laughing like that," someone said.
Everyone calmed down soon afterwards. "I don't think I'll ever take Kaiba seriously again," Joey said. "Next time we duel, I'll just use that as my excuse to cheat."
"Good luck with that," Tea said.
-Kaiba: Now draw your last pathetic card Yugi so I can finish you.-
-Yami: My Grandpa's deck has no pathetic cards Kabia. Except maybe for Kuriboh. - "What? Kuriboh isn't a pathetic card. It's helped me out numerous times, and it was a very good deck master when I dueled Gansley," Yami said.
"In that case, why didn't you choose it as your deck master when we dueled the Big Five in Tristian's body?" Joey asked.
Yami paused. "Well…uh…" Joey smiled. "Thought so."
-Yami: But it also has this! The unstoppable Exodia!
-Kaiba: Aah! Exodia! It's not possible! Nobody's ever been able to summon him!-
-Yami: Really? Is that because it's so rare?-
-Kaiba: No it's because this game makes no sense. Nobody can figure out how to do it. - "Said with a terrified expression," Tristian said.
-Yami: Nobody except me. Exodia, obliterate!-
-Mokuba: Big brother, is it time for my cameo yet? - "Glad to know I'm not the only one with an off voice," Tristian said.
-Kaiba: How? How could you summon Exodia?-
-Yami: Kaiba, if you really wish to know, then talk to the hand! *mind crush performed*- "Wait, that's what it looks like to other people when I perform a mind crush?" Yami asked. "Apparently," Joey responded.
-* scene change*-
-Solomon: I wet myself. - Everyone started giggling. Yugi took control again. "Oh come on, stop laughing guys."
"Sorry Yug, can't help it," Joey said.
-Henchman: Mr. Pegasus sir, it seems the reigning Duel Monsters champion has been defeated by someone named Yugi. Also, it's time for your sponge bath.-
Joey paused the video. Everyone looked at each other. "That was actually pretty funny," Joey said. "Yea, but that voice for me. Guess it's sticking," Tristian sighed. "Whoever did this," Tea looked at the YouTuber. "LittleKuriboh, is a genius. What did you think Yugi?"
"It was good, until they made fun of Grandpa."
"Come on Yug lighten up. This isn't meant to hurt you."
"I know, but still." Yugi sighed. With all the episodes on the list, who knows what kind of jokes would come out of these videos.
"Yugi, you don't have to watch these videos if you don't want to. I can take over whenever we watch them."
"To tell you the truth, I actually want to see more of these videos. They're pretty clever."
Yugi smiled. "Hey I almost forgot, I'm sending this to Kaiba. I'd like to see his reaction," Joey announced. As he did so, Bakura came up to the group. "What were you all watching?" he asked.
"We'll show you after class," Tristian answered.
The bell then rang, and everyone went back to their seats. Joey then noticed the video wasn't quite over. He clicked the play button.
-Yugi: Hey hey, fun time! Goofin' off Martian style, wakka wakka!-
"Well, I'm done," Joey said closing the laptop.
Class began and the gang found it hard to concentrate with the video in their heads, along with having to hide giggling while the teacher was talking. Soon class was over, and the gang shows Bakura the video. Bakura's reaction was pretty much the same as the others. Joey then noticed Kaiba responded to him. Joey opened up the email and started chuckling. Everyone else gathered around to see what Kaiba said.
'What did I just watch?! Was that some kind of joke Wheeler?!'
Everyone else started laughing. As the bell rang again, everyone was looking forward to school being over, and what awaited them in episode two.
Looks like the characters survived episode one. Wonder what they'll think of episode two.
Seems like Yugi isn't too happy with his Grandpa's portrayal. Hopefully it doesn't seem OOC since in the show he truly cares about his Grandpa, and I would imagine he wouldn't like it if people made fun of him.
And yea, a lot of these reactions mirror my reactions to the abridged series. I also did use the English names since the abridged series is mostly based off the English version of Yu-Gi-Oh.
Also, when Yami said the video is clever, that's what Dan Green thinks of the abridged series^^. There are videos everywhere on YouTube of him quoting TAS with Yugi or Yami's voice.
Let me know what you guys think. If you didn't like it, that's fine, just don't read it anymore. I will try updating this in one week or less, depends on how much free time I have. If you have any questions, let me know. I will be responding to reviews throughout the fanfic. Leave a review if you want, but no flames please.
Next time: Episode 2 – Rocky VII. Duel Standby!