Dubbed

NEW Note: First of all, this is NOT for people who are dub-friendly, or would be offended by my poking fun at it. ^_^;; I'm not trying to offend anyone, I just like getting my person feelings on things out. And what better way to do that than through a story?

Now, who here hates the dub version of Yu-Gi-Oh!? *Raises hand* I do.

That's why I wrote this story. (Actually, I REALLY was going to write it in Seto's defense, as they're making a perfectly good character look like a jerk in the dub, and seeing as how he's my favorite, it's irritating when you see him say things he NEVER said in the original.)

But ANYWAY, this story really criticizes the dub, so dub-friendly people might not like this fic. I'm using all the Japanese names as that's what the Japanese version uses. But don't fret: In case you don't know some, here's a list for you:

Yugi - Yugi

Seto Kaiba - Seto Kaiba

Joey - Jonouchi

Tristan - Honda

Tea - Anzu

Marik - Malik

Ishizu - Ishizu (though sometimes they write Isis, although the voices say "Ishizu")

Odeon - Lishito or Rishid (I use Lishito)

Serenity - Shizuka

Duke - Otogi

Mokuba - Mokuba

Yami Yugi - (I'm calling him "The Other Yugi")

Now, that's about all that'll be in my story here. I hope you enjoy it! I know I like writing it..

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Dubbed:



"Hey guys!" Yugi Motou called, running into his game shop and house, holding a package in his hands. "Guys! It came!"

Jonouchi looked out from inside the den where he and the other members of Yugi's gang were hanging out that summer afternoon.

"What is it, Yugi?" he asked, as Yugi ran breathlessly into the room.

"Yeah, did something good come in the mail?" Anzu asked, leaning over the couch as Yugi sat down and began to tear the paper off of his package.

"It sure did!" Yugi cried happily, pulling out a little DVD case with pictures of himself, and Anzu, Honda, Jonouchi, and the others on it.

"What is it?" Honda asked, as he and Otogi came into the room.

"It's the English dubbed version of our show," he said looking up at the others. "I always wanted to see it, you know, to see if they've changed anything."

Anzu rolled her eyes.

"That's silly, Yugi," she said, sitting down beside him. "What would they have changed? I'm sure it's exactly the same."

Yugi smiled and shrugged.

"Why don't you call up the others, Anzu and Shizuka, and have them all come over," Yugi suggested. "Then we can all watch it together."

Anzu shrugged.

"Ok, Yugi," she agreed.

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Half an hour later, most of the other people Yugi knew who everyone didn't mind having around (though it took a while to convince Jonouchi to allow Seto Kaiba to come) were over at the house, ready to watch.

"This'll be exciting, ne, Ni-sama?" Mokuba Kaiba asked excitedly as he and his brother sat down on two of the chairs that Yugi had set up.

"I suppose," Seto replied with a small smile.

"Is everyone here?" Yugi called over the crowd, and the chatting stopped. Everyone looked attentively at the TV screen.

Yugi put in the DVD, then scrambled back to the couch and sat down in between Jonouchi and Otogi. Yugi flipped through a few episodes and then chose one.

"Why not start with The Blue Eyes vs. The Red Eyes?" Yugi asked everyone.

"Awww..." Malik Ishtal protested. "But we're not in it!"

He indicated his sister, Ishizu, and his friend, Lishito.

"We'll get to some with you," Yugi promised as the intro screen went by.

"This'll be good!" Jonouchi said excitedly.



A few minutes into the episode however, things were not so good.

"That's my voice?!" Jonouchi cried, outraged. "I have a New York accent!"

"It suits you, Jonouchi," Seto replied, rolling his eyes.

Jonouchi sat back down and watched.

"Hey wait a minute..." Yugi said as he and Seto on the screen began talking. "Wasn't I asking Seto about whether or not he believed in the Heart of the Cards?"

"And I was saying I couldn't tell you at the minute," Seto replied with a frown. "It sounded like you just asked if I wanted to come along with your little group and I said no and that you were naïve."

"That's...odd," Yugi said with a blink.

"Try a different one!" Malik complained, taking a sip of his drink.

"Okay, okay!" Yugi said fast-forwarding a little. "Here."

"But this is still Duelist Kingdom!" Malik complained, seeing it was the end of Yugi's duel on the castle with Seto.

"Shush!" Anzu hissed, looking at herself on the screen. "I want to see what happens here."

Everyone turned to the screen.



"The game? Yugi may have lost one lousy Duel Monster's game, but at least he hasn't lost his heart! Not like you, Seto Kaiba!" The Anzu, or Tea on the screen shrieked at Seto.

"Ouch," Anzu said, looking slightly worried.

"You spend so much time around your machines you forget what being human is about!" Tea shrieked. "Yugi has a heart. And he has friends who will stand by him whether he wins or looses some lousy game. But what do YOU have, Seto Kaiba? What will you have at the end of the day? Tell me! Tell..."

"Oh fast-forward already!!" Anzu cried, red in the face. "I never said anything like that!"

Yugi hit the fast forward button before the Tea onscreen could finish insulting Seto.

"That was insulting," Seto said angrily, crossing his arms.

"What I said was much more practical," Anzu said, still very red. "I said that you were the loser, because you automatically lose when you give up your most important "card"; you're life card. And that since you stopped protecting it, Yugi had to protect it for you."

Everyone nodded in agreement, except for Seto, who didn't seem to like that "speech" either, and Mokuba.

"Try something Battle City!" Malik shouted.

"Malik, please," Ishizu protested, laying a hand on her brother's shoulder. "We'll get there as soon as Yugi wants to see those episodes."

"Well I've had it with Duelist Kingdom," Seto complained. "Go to Battle City."



"Okay, the first one. They call it the "Mystery Duelist"," Yugi said, fast-forwarding.

After a few minutes of watching, Yugi paused the episode.

"Where did my mom go?" he asked, looking at the others. "She was supposed to be in this episode."

"Yes," Otogi said, scratching his head. "But it's been at least 5 minutes and she was at the very beginning."

"She was edited out," Jonouchi said solemnly, as if being edited out was a terrible punishment.

Yugi sighed.

"This isn't turning out so well," he said sadly as he watched "Tea" run into Bakura on the streets.

"Hey Tea!" Bakura on-screen called.

"I have an English accent?" The real Bakura sitting down on the couch beside Otogi asked. "That's peculiar."

Otogi nodded.

A few more minutes passed, during which time there were various comments on the voices, and how this was supposed to be here, when Malik finally appeared on screen.



"YAY!" Malik cried, looking at himself, but stopped dead when he heard the voice.

"...and claim the power that should be MINE!"

Malik blinked and everyone in the room turned to stare at him.

"That....THAT'S my voice?!?!" he cried with wide eyes as MaRik on the screen continued to talk. "THAT'S MY VOICE?!"

"I'm afraid so," Ishizu said sadly.

Malik shrunk back into his seat.

"I don't believe it," he sighed in a very small voice.

A few more minutes passed.

"...Hey Tristan! I've got an idea! Let's stick the pole in the hole and pull!" Joey on the screen said excitedly.

"Hey!" The other Yugi cried, appearing in place of the regular Yugi. "I was supposed to give Jonouchi a clue on what to do!"

"Well, that's one edit I don't mind," Jonouchi said happily, leaning back in the chair.

The other Yugi angrily pounded down on the remote, and skipped ahead a few episodes.

"Hey, it's the duel we played against the Mask of Light and Mask of Darkness people," The other Yugi pointed out, looking over at Seto.



"I wonder what they did to it," Seto said sarcastically.

"...What we are standing on, is a boundary between this realm and the Shadow Realm," Lumis on the TV announced, tapping the glass.

"WHAT?!" Seto and the other Yugi cried, jumping up.

"The Shadow Realm?! That's absurd!" Seto said angrily. "It was just glass. If we lost all our life points, the bomb exploded and we would fall to our deaths."

The other Yugi sighed.

"This is ridiculous," he said, looking at himself on the screen.

"...I guess Kaiba realized that he couldn't win without my help," Yami on the television said smugly.

The other Yugi sweat-dropped. (When the big sweat-drop appears on their head.)

"I said that?" he asked, choking on his popcorn.

Anzu put her hand to her forehead.

"Please, turn it off," she begged.

Yugi took over his body again, and pressed stop and ejected the DVD.

"This was terrible!" he said, putting it back into its box. "I wonder why they changed so much."

"I don't know," Otogi said sadly, shaking his head.

Malik whimpered.

"What did they do to my voice?" he said softly.

Seto stood up.

"Well I'm not watching anymore, thank you," he told Yugi as Mokuba and he headed for the door.

"Trust me, neither are we," Yugi replied, putting the box up on the TV.

"Oy, Yugi?" Jonouchi said, picking up the box.

"Hm?"

"You think you can get a refund on this?" he asked, waving the box around.

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"So what did you think?" -Red Archery Girl

Let us know in your review, and let us know if you'd like another chapter, or should I just keep this a one-shot? Thanks for reading!