Poll: Which non-dueling GX AU would you like to see the most? Vote Now!
Author has written 513 stories for Digimon, Power Rangers, Children of the Corn, Harry Potter, Yu-Gi-Oh, Yu-Gi-Oh GX, Kingdom Hearts, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, Rise of the Guardians, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V.
Knowledge is power. Power corrupts. Study hard. Be evil.
In a game of chess, someone has to play black.
If you have a choice between writing a popular cliche and writing an unpopular original idea, go for the original idea. Be daring. Take risks.
I didn't go to the dark side for the cookies. Though they are delicious.
Truth is stranger than fiction. Because fiction has to make sense.
Pen Name: Higuchimon-Gender: Female
Social Networks:- -
Note #1: Please do not request fanfics from me. I have all the ideas I can possibly handle and then some. Thank you.
Note #2: How Not To Write A Novel is an incredibly useful and well-written book on exactly that. Much of the advice can be applied to fanfic as well. It's well worth buying!
I try to update my chaptered works at least once a week (twice in the case of Eyes of Light and shortly to be the case with Hole In Your Heart) but sometimes I don't quite make it on the day I'd like to. Please rest assured that I will do my level best to update everything as soon as I can.
Special Note: For personal reasons I am revising Hole In Your Heart. It will not be removed, but the chapters will be cut into smaller chapters and updates will come twice a week once they resume. I thought I had everything worked out for it, but something came up and now I have to revise again. I'll start posting it when I can.
Second Special Note: Adulthood Issues & Keys To The Tower are now on hiatus, mostly because I want to bend all of my energies toward finishing up Red to Black, Ring the Dinner Bell, & Enchantment, as well as several one-shots (mostly for my Boot Camps but also a few others) that I've been very delayed on. Once those are finished being written (though not necessarily posted), I will return to those fics.
These are the goals I would like to achieve before beginning to post Hole In Your Heart, Keys To The Tower, and Adulthood Issues. I will be working on those three in conjunction with this, but my posting will be delayed until I have accomplished these goals.
To Write For Digimon Flash Bingo:
To Write For Zexal Flash Bingo
To Write For GX Non-Flash Bingo
One of my rules as an author: think of what could happen that is horrible for the characters and plausible given the situation. Then make it happen. In other words, chase the characters up a tree and then throw rocks at them.
Fandoms I Write In: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo, Power Rangers Turbo, Power Rangers in Space, Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, Digimon Adventure, Digimon Adventure 02, Digimon Tamers, Digimon Frontier, Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters (manga), Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters GX (subbed anime), Yu-Gi-Oh 5Ds (subbed anime), Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal (subbed anime), Kingdom Hearts, Rise of the Guardians, Yu-Gi-Oh Arc-V (subbed anime)
Fandoms I Plan To Write In: The World Ends With You, Cute High Earth Defense Club Love
Fandoms I Read In: All of the above, plus far too many others to count.
Thoughts About Pairings: Whatever I write, I will do my very best to write it in character and plausibly. While I have certain preferences, ultimately, the story I am writing and the characters involved tell me what pairing or pairings will end up (if any do at all) in a given story, unless it's something like the Yu-Gi-Oh Pairings Challenge, where I'm writing to a pre-chosen pairing. There are still pairings I just won't write, for various reasons. Those are frequently the "main guy/main girl" type of pairings, where they're paired off in the fandom more often because of how prominent they are, instead of compatibility and characterization. Friendship, plot, and correct characterization really mean more to me than who might date who. I consider fanfic an homage to those who created the story and while what I write isn't necessarily what they'd write, I still work to write it in character to the best of my ability, because of the love I bear for what was originally written.
What I Look For In A Fanfic: Ultimately, accurate and good characterization. The pairing isn't always of great interest to me, though some do draw my attention more than others. I don't automatically like or dislike any fanfic because of the pairing involved. Even if I don't like the pairing, it's possible I could like a fanfic about it. Just because I like a pairing, doesn't mean I'm going to like every single fanfic that's written about it. Fanfiction should involve personalities, not just the names of the characters.
Along with good and accurate characterization, I look for good plots and interesting interpretations that still make sense. Sense is very important to me. So is internal consistency, both with the canon itself and with the story itself. I also look for characters who can and do make mistakes and who get called on those mistakes. Being called on it doesn't necessarily mean someone gets up in their face screeching about how what they did is wrong. It means they should have to deal with the plausible and believable consequences of what happened.
I also look for good grammar, spelling, and paragraphs. Those are as important as characterization on a different level, since it's impossible for me to enjoy a story when I'm mentally doing spellcheck on it.
I have nothing against Alternate Universes (AU) or Alternate Timelines (AT), which would be strange if I did, given that I have several of those on my personal writing list anyway. Like any other story, the characters should still be recognizable and changes acknowledged as having believable repercussions. The changes should also be plausible in the first place. "AU" does not stand for "Absolutely Unrecognizable".
Overall, I look for good stories. That's the quickest way to say it.
What I Don't Write: I don't write mpreg, 'harem' fics, or character bashing of any kind. Kouji x Kouichi/Kouichi x Kouji of Digimon Frontier is the only incest pairing I will write. I don't write seme/uke stereotypes, especially not ones where the 'uke' is smaller, weaker, less intelligent, cowardly, helpless, and always cuddling into the 'seme's' arms at the least little thing. I may write sub/dom dynamics (especially for Edo x Ryou of Yu-Gi-Oh GX) but being a sub doesn't deprive someone of their spine or their ability to make independent decisions or to be independent. I do my level best to avoid heteronormative cliches, such as "the girl has to always be saved by the guy" or "being female/feminine is passive and male/masculine is dominant" and the like. I will never ignore Yubel of Yu-Gi-Oh GX and her importance to Juudai, pre-fusion or post-fusion. Dueling will always take a major place of importance to the duelist characters of Yu-Gi-Oh DM, Yu-Gi-Oh GX, Yu-Gi-Oh 5Ds, Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal, and Yu-Gi-Oh Arc-V. I will never use cards from 5Ds, Zexal, or Arc-V in a DM or GX era story, nor will I have any character use another character's signature cards: i.e., only Johan has the Gem Beasts, only Edo has the Destiny Heroes, only Ryou or Shou (post season 4 GX) have the Cyber & Cyberdark decks, and only Juudai has the Neo-Spacians.
I am not against the use of original characters, but I prefer to use them where they can serve the best purpose, which is generally doing something a canon character can't, shouldn't, or won't do for in-character reasons. This includes the role of 'love interest', because not everyone has one or wants one and not every story needs one.
Why I Love GX So Much: It turns the standard tropes and cliches on its head. Most of the villains have reasons for what they do (Kagemaru and Daitoukuji didn't want to die, most of humanity treated Saiou and his sister like trash because of their powers, Yubel wanted Juudai to keep his promise), the heroes begin with Goal A but end up finding out what they really want is almost the exact opposite, or grow into being what they thought they never could be (Shou thought he'd never be as good as his brother; he ended up being better than Ryou). GX punches heteronormativity square in the face. Most of the major romances are human/non-human. Duel Monsters aren't considered talking pets, but treated like actual people, because that's exactly what they are. Not being human doesn't mean they're not people. When a hero turns away from the path of good, it's either shown in the end as awesome character development (Ryou's journey as Hell Kaiser) or not being possessed, like far too many other fandoms have it being (Juudai is Haou). Darkness has both good and evil aspects to it, while Light has only evil. How many fandoms can you say that of?
GX takes cliches and stomps all over them. And that is why I love it with all my heart.
These are the various pairings that I enjoy the most in my fandoms. Just because something isn't listed here doesn't mean I won't write or read it and just because something is listed doesn't mean I will. These are just the ones I like the most. Also, which name is in front has no bearing whatsoever on who is "on top". As stated above, I don't do cliche seme/uke dynamics and find them insulting and repulsive.
MMPR-PRT-1: Emily x Jason, Trini x Jason, Kim x Jason, Trini x Zack, Aisha x Zack, Tanya x Zack, Trini x Kim, Trini x Billy, Trini x Tommy, Trini x Rocky, Trini x Adam, Kim x Billy, Kim x Rocky, Kim x Adam, Kim x Kat, Billy x Rocky, Aisha x Billy, Kat x Billy, Tommy x Rocky, Tommy x Jason, Aisha x Tommy, Kat x Tommy, Rocky x Adam, Aisha x Rocky, Kat x Rocky, Tanya x Rocky, Aisha x Adam, Tanya x Adam, Kat x Adam, Aisha x Kat, Kim x Skull, Kat x Skull, Kim x David, Kat x David, Rita x Zedd, Adam x Scorpina, Tommy x Scorpina
PRT-2-PRiS: Cassie x T.J., Cassie x Phantom, Cassie x Zhane, Cassie x Carlos, Ashley x Andros, Ashley x Carlos, Karone x Zhane, Karone x Carlos, Andros x Zhane
PRLG: Kendrix x Kai, Kendrix x Mike, Karone x Leo, Maya x Leo, Maya x Mike, Damon x Maya
PRLR: Carter x Ryan, Kelsey x Ryan, Carter x Kelsey, Chad x Marina, Chad x Kelsey
PRDT: Tommy x Hayley, Kira x Trent
Digimon Adventure/02: Jun x Taichi, Sora x Yamato, Taichi x Yamato, Taichi x Koushirou, Taichi x Jou, Taichi x Ken, Taichi x Daisuke, Yamato x Jou, Yamato x Koushirou, Yamato x Ken, Yamato x Hikari, Yamato x Daisuke, Yamato x Jun, Yamato x Miyako, Jou x Koushirou, Jou x Mimi, Jou x Sora, Jou x Ken, Jou x Iori, Jou x Daisuke, Koushirou x Hikari, Koushirou x Miyako, Koushirou x Ken, Koushirou x Daisuke, Koushirou x Iori, Mimi x Sora, Mimi x Hikari, Mimi x Ken, Mimi x Miyako, Mimi x Lilymon, Sora x Piyomon, Sora x Hikari, Sora x Miyako, Mimi x Jun, Sora x Jun, Takeru x Ken, Takeru x Miyako, Takeru x Iori, Takeru x Daisuke, Takeru x Piemon, Takeru x Angemon, LadyDevimon x Hikari, Angewomon x Hikari, Hikari x Ken, Hikari x Miyako, Hikari x Iori, Hikari x Jun, Miyako x Jun, Jun x Shuu, Ken x Daisuke, Ken x Iori, Ken x Wormmon, Miyako x Iori, Miyako x Hawkmon, Piemon x LadyDevimon, Piemon x Vamdemon, Vamdemon x Daisuke, Jun x Momoe, Jou x Takeru, Jun x Osamu, Takeru x Koushirou
Digimon Tamers: Juri x Takato, Juri x Leomon, Ruki x Renamon, Ruki x Kenta, Ruki x Ryou, Ruki x Juri, Ryou x Juri, Yamaki x Reika
Digimon Frontier: Kouji x Kouichi, Junpei x Izumi, Takuya x Kouji
Yu-Gi-Oh DM: Anzu x Yuugi, Anzu x Honda, Anzu x Otogi, Anzu x Jounouchi, Anzu x Yami no Yuugi, Pegasus x Cyndia, Haga x Ryuuzaki, Honda x Miho, Honda x Jounouchi, Honda x Bakura, Honda x Yami no Bakura, Isis x Mai, Isis x Anzu, Jounouchi x Yuugi, Jounouchi x Yami no Yuugi, Jounouchi x Yami no Bakura, Jounouchi x Yami no Malik, Kisara x Priest Set, Kisara x Kaiba Seto, Jounouchi x Mai, Malik x Bakura, Malik x Yami no Bakura, Malik x Yuugi, Pegasus x Otogi, Bakura x Yuugi, Bakura x Yami no Yuugi, Bakura x Otogi, Otogi x Yami no Malik, Otogi x Yami no Bakura, Otogi x Yami no Yuugi, Seto x Yuugi, Seto x Yami no Yuugi, Seto x Malik, Shizuka x Anzu, Shizuka x Otogi, Shizuka x Honda, Thief King Bakura x Mahaado, Yami no Malik x Yami no Bakura, Yami no Yuugi x Yuugi, Yami no Bakura x Yuugi, Jounouchi x Bakura, Jounouchi x Otogi
Yu-Gi-Oh GX: Asuka x Jim, Asuka x Manjoume, Kenzan x Alice, Amon x Echo, Misawa x Taniya, Shou x Black Magician Girl, Rei x Kenzan, Rei x Martin, Burgandy/Total Defense Shogun x Claret/Spirit of the Harp, Manjoume x Juudai, Manjoume x Fubuki, Edo x Ryou, Edo x Saiou, Edo x Juudai, Edo x Johan, Fubuki x Ryou, Fubuki x Fujiwara, Fubuki x Johan, Fujiwara x Ryou, Fujiwara x Edo, Yubel x Juudai, Juudai x Johan, Juudai x Yubel x Johan, Juudai x Rei, Juudai x Ryou, Jim x Kenzan, Jim x O'Brien, Johan x Ryou, Momoe x Junko, Shou x Junko, O'Brien x Maiden of the Aqua/Sea God's Priestess, Orgene x Linda, Samejima x Tome, Sara/Gravekeeper's Assassin x Fubuki, Shou x Kenzan, Saiou x Fubuki, Edo x Fubuki, Yubel x Johan
Yu-Gi-Oh 5Ds: Yuusei x Antinomy/Bruno, Aki x Crow, Ushio x Mikage, Jack x Carly
Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal: Yuuma x Ryouga, Yuuma x Kaito, Yuuma x Ryouga x Kaito, Yuuma x Michael/III, Yuuma x Alit, Yuuma x Vector (hateship), Yuuma x Black Mist (hateship), Yuuma x Vector x Black Mist (hateship), Kotori x Rio, Kotori x Alit, Ryouga x Thomas/IV, Nasch x Durbe, Nasch x Vector (hateship), Gauche x Droite, Gauche x Alit, Kaito x Chris (V), Kaito x Mizael, Orbital 7 x Obomi, Michael/III x Alit, Mizael x Durbe, Mizael x Vector (hateship), Durbe x Vector (hateship), Vector x Black Mist (hateship)
Yu-Gi-Oh Arc-V: Masumi x Yuzu, Shun x Yuuto, Reiji x Shun
Crossovers: Fubuki x Otogi (Yu-Gi-Oh GX/Yu-Gi-Oh), Camula x Vamdemon (Yu-Gi-Oh GX/Digimon Adventure/02), Misawa x Miyako (Yu-Gi-Oh GX/Digimon Adventure/02), Ryou x Kiryu (Yu-Gi-Oh GX/Yu-Gi-Oh 5Ds)
Rise of the Guardians: Jack x Bunny, Jack x Pitch, North x Tooth, Sandy x Pitch
Cute High Earth Defense Club Love: Kinshiro x Atsushi, En x Atsushi, Ryuu x Io, Ryuu x Io x Akoya, Io x Akoya, Akoya x Arima, Kinshiro x Arima, Kinshiro x Atsushi x En
Unless a fanfic clearly states otherwise, this is the timeline I will use for my Yu-Gi-Oh GX fanfics. Also, bold marks the winner of a duel, when not otherwise stated.
5,000 B.C. (Approximately): Juudai is born as the prince of a kingdom in another dimension, bearing the powers of the Gentle Darkness and the title Haou. At roughly the age of fifteen, Yubel becomes a humanoid dragon to protect him until he becomes an adult. Juudai swears from that moment on, he will always love only her, no matter what. Note: My name for his kingdom is Kuragari. His mother isand his father is King Aodh. He has no siblings.
1987: Marufuji Ryou, Tenjoin Fubuki, and Fujiwara Yuusuke born.
1989: Yuuki Juudai, Misawa Daichi, Tenjoin Asuka, Manjoume Jun, Marufuji Shou, Johan Andersen, Jim Cook, Austin O'Brien, and Amon Garam born.
1990: Tyranno Kenzan and Edo Phoenix born.
1994: Mutou Yuugi, in his first year of high school, solves the Millennium Puzzle and the events of Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters begin.
1995: Ceremonial Duel of Atem vs. Yuugi. Juudai's father gives him Yubel's card on his sixth birthday.
1996: Ryou earns Cyber End Dragon after studying at Samejima's Cyber-Dojo.
1997: Juudai sends Yubel into space to gain the righteous waves of darkness, worried about her because of her attacks on people he dueled with, and hoping to heal her mind. This ends badly when her capsule instead encounters the Wave of Light. Juudai has multiple nightmares revolving around Yubel's pain and the practical upshot of this is his parents having part of his memories blanked out. It's implied this leads to Juudai not being able to hear spirits at all until he meets Hane Kuriboh.
2000: Kaiba establishes Duel Academia (headcanon, not actual canon).
2002: Yubel's capsule crashes back to Earth and is found by Cobra. Ryou, Fubuki, and Fujiwara start their first year at DA. Fubuki and Fujiwara both vanish before the end of that first year. (This is headcanon, based on the fact Fubuki doesn't get his full memories back until close to the end of the year that he returns, and then goes on to take classes with everyone else until he graduates along with them at the end of their third year. So he vanished either close to the end of that first year or early in the second. Either way, he didn't miss too much of his education.)
2003: Ryou's second year at DA. He wins the school duel.
Year One: 2004-2005:
2004: October: Juudai, Asuka, Misawa, Shou, and Manjoume begin attending Duel Academia.
2004: November: After losing twice to Juudai and once to Misawa, Manjoume leaves DA and wanders for months.
2005: March: Manjoume finds North School, meets Ojama Yellow, builds his new deck, becomes the champion by defeating fifty students, and their representative for the school duel, which he loses. Juudai, Asuka, Manjoume, Ryou, Misawa, Chronos, and Daitoukuji begin their guardianship of the Seven Spirit Gate Keys. That same night, Darkness of the Seven Stars challenges Juudai to a duel. When Darkness loses the duel, his spirit is sealed into a card and the body's true spirit returns: Tenjoin Fubuki, Asuka's older brother.
2005: April: Camula's duels against Chronos, Ryou, and Juudai. She wins the first two and loses the third.
2005: May: Manjoume defeats his brother Chosaku in a duel to save the school from being bought by the Manjoume Group. His brothers acknowledge he's more mature than they thought. Taniya's duels against Misawa and Juudai. She wins the first and loses the second, returning to the monster world satisifed that she found someone strong enough for a mate, if he ever matures emotionally (Misawa) and someone who gave her the powerful duel she wanted (Juudai).
2005: June: Black Scorpions vs. Manjoume, Abidos vs. Juudai, Titan vs. Asuka. After that last, Fubuki recovers his memories and reveals Daitokuji as the party responsible for his entering the shadows. Daitokuji vanishes.
2005: July: Amnael vs. Manjoume, Amnael vs. Asuka, Amnael vs. Juudai, Kagemaru vs. Juudai, Ryou vs. Juudai (which ends in a draw). First year at DA ends for Juudai, Shou, Manjoume, Misawa, and Asuka. Ryou graduates. Hayato goes to work at Industrial Illusions.
Year Two: 2005-2006:
2005 October: Second year at DA begins for Juudai, Misawa, Asuka, Shou, Manjoume, and Fubuki. We meet Edo, Kenzan, and Saiou. Shou is promoted to Ra Yellow. Edo defeats Ryou in a Pro League duel. The next day, Edo defeats Juudai. Late in October, Saiou duels and defeats Manjoume, inducting him into the Society of Light. The same day, Juudai, unable to see his cards since his second duel against Edo, leaves Duel Academia.
2005: November: Juudai arroves in Neo-Space and meets Aqua Dolphin, learning that he is the bearer of the righteous powers of darkness, and duels the Alien of Light, restoring at least some of his dueling sight. After a string of defeats in the minor leagues, Ryou enters the underground circuit at Saruyama's behest, dueling Inukai, and realizes through pain that what he really wants to do is win duels and doesn't care anymore about respecting his opponent and his opponent's duel. He becomes Hell Kaiser and eventually returns to the Pro Leagues.
2005: December: Juudai vs. Edo (round three), ending in Juudai's victory. Later, Manjoume takes over Obelisk Blue and makes it Obelisk White, then defeats Asuka, inducting her into the Society.
2006: January: Kenzan vs. Saiou, but Kenzan does not become part of the Society, attributing it to the dinosaur bone in his leg. Saiou enrolls in DA as a third year student.
2006: February: Juudai vs. Princess Rose; Juudai's victory means the class trip destination is Domino City. Kourimaru and Ikazuchimaru vs. Kenzan and Shou. Juudai vs. Iwamaru. Juudai and Edo vs. Mizuchi. Mizuchi digitizes herself into cyberspace.
2006: May: Misawa vs. Manjoume (round two). Misawa chooses to enter the Society. Samejima vs. Ryou. Ryou gains the Cyberdark deck. The Genex tournament begins with Saiou vs. Orgene. Late in the month, Juudai duels Manjoume, reminding him of his true nature as a person who'll get himself dirty to win if he must, not a person of pure light. Manjoume leaves the Society. Later still, Hell Kaiser vs. Darkness.
2006: June: Saiou's good side gives the two keys to the SORA satellite to Edo and Juudai. Seeking to regain them, Saiou's evil side completely brainwashes Asuka and sets her against Juudai in a duel. Juudai duels her, reminding her of her true fiery nature as opposed to a warrior of ice, and she leaves the Society. Ryou vs. Shou. Juudai declares that Shou is the true Kaiser, due to his better respectful dueling. Later, Juudai vs. Zweinstein, which inspires Misawa to leave the Society, as he realizes how to fuse luck/instinct (Juudai's speciality) and planning (Zweinstein's speciality), leading to his epiphany that dueling isn't his true forte, science/duel physics is. He goes to work with Professor Zweinstein. At some unknown point between now and November 2006, an accident in the lab sends him to Sand World.
2006: July: DD vs. the Collector. Edo vs. DD. Juudai vs. Orgene. Edo vs. Saiou. Juudai vs. Saiou. Ryou gives his medal to Rei and leaves the island, convinced no one there is a worthy opponent. Genex ends with Manjoume vs. Rei and Manjoume wins. Even though Rei took second place, she's permitted to join Duel Academia as a first year the next year: the first and only female Osiris Red student. Mizuchi, restored to her body now after the destruction of the SORA satellite, joins her brother. Second year ends for Juudai, Asuka, Fubuki, Misawa, Shou, and Manjoume. First year ends for Kenzan.
Year Three: 2006-2007:
2006: October: Third year for Juudai, Shou, Asuka, Misawa, Fubuki, and Manjoume begins. Kenzan's second year at DA begins; Rei's first year at DA officially begins.
October 11: The transfer students, Professor Cobra, and Yubel arrive (date specified in Amon's audio journal). Juudai duels Johan.
Later in October: Juudai duels O'Brien. Cobra distributes the dis-belts. Jim vs. Kenzan.
2006: November: Amon vs. Manjoume. Satou vs. Juudai. Johan vs. Geise. Cobra vs. Juudai. Cobra dies after that; the school is sent to Sand World. Misawa rejoins them. Johan duels Hell Kaiser to acquire Rainbow Dragon; it ends with no victor. Juudai and Johan duel Yubel-possessed Martin and Johan and Yubel lose the duel, thanks to Johan. Later on the day of their return, Juudai finds out about the gate and crosses over with Shou, Kenzan, Asuka, Fubuki, O'Brien, Jim, Manjoume, and Misawa. Chronos, Echo, Ryou, and Edo are also swept up in the gateway. By the end of November, Juudai has dueled Brron, his full powers as Haou activate, and Manjoume, Asuka, Fubuki, and Kenzan are dead. Juudai gathers an army and begins to conquer Dark World, using the deaths of those who oppose him to create Super Fusion.
2006: December: Ryou and Shou cross paths when Shou saves Ojama Yellow from Devil Dozer. Shou determines to watch over Juudai, no matter what, to prove their friendship. Jim and O'Brien (and later Shou) find out that Juudai is Haou. Jim duels Haou, loses, and dies. O'Brien runs in terror.
2007: January: O'Brien meets Sea God's Priestess, gets his courage refired up, duels Skull Bishop, and later Haou, which duel ends in a tie. Amon vs. Edo. Juudai vs. Guardian Baou. Ryou vs. Yubel-possessed!Johan. Amon vs. Yubel-possessed!Johan. Juudai vs. Yubel-possessed!Johan and then Yubel, which ends with Juudai recovering his memory of his past life with Yubel and the promise that he made to always love only her, their souls fusing and everyone except Juudai, Misawa, Ryou, Amon, and Echo returning to DA. Juudai returns a week after everyone else. Ryou returns at an unspecified time after that. Misawa chooses to remain with Taniya and her people, since he feels he is of more use there than on Earth.
2007: February: Juudai duels Trueman and later Fubuki to uncover the secrets of Darkness and the existence of Fujiwara Yuusuke. Honest walks among them disguised as Fujiwara, brainwashing most of them into believing that he is a trusted friend. After his ruse fails, he destroys the Abandoned Dorm. After telling Juudai about Darkness's slow strengthening in the monster worlds, Honest almost dies, until Juudai accepts him into his soul and deck.
2007: March: Kenzan and Rei arrange the pair duels for the senior students. Asuka decides to attend college in America.
2007: April: Inotsume challenges Ryou, who attempts the duel and fails due to lack of strength. Shou takes it up, merges the Cyberdark deck with his own, and wins. Ryou decides he can still grow as a duelist and determines to make a new Pro League name for himself. Manjoume, desiring to break into the Pros without help from his family, becomes Edo's assistant to learn about the pros.
2007: May: Manjoume duels Edo and wins, gaining multiple offers of sponsorship into the Pro Leagues.
2007: June: Chronos vs. Juudai (round two). Later, the graduation duels begin. Juudai vs. Sorano (and many others). O'Brien vs. Trueman. Saiou vs. Juudai. Juudai vs. Johan. Fubuki vs. Fujiwara. Johan and Juudai vs. Fujiwara. Juudai vs. Darkness. Fujiwara and Honest are now reunited.
2007: July: Juudai, Asuka, Shou, Fubuki, and Manjoume graduate Duel Academia. Kenzan's second year ends. Rei's first year ends. Juudai duels Yuugi in some form of time-bubble. Afterward, Juudai begins his journey to help others, accompanied by Daitoukuji's spirit, Pharaoh, the spirits of his deck, and Yubel. At some later point, he also meets Yuusei and Yuugi and duels Paradox.
Your true powers have yet to be awakened, Juudai. Powers that even you yourself are unaware of lie dormant within you.-Professor Daitoukuji, Yu-Gi-Oh GX, episode 46.
"You are my opponent, Yuuki Juudai. It would be meaningless without you, he who holds the most powerful power to control spirits."-Kagemaru, Yu-Gi-Oh GX, episode 48.
"The source of every conflict lies in the struggle between light and darkness. The Gentle Darkness, nurturer of life, is now on the verge of ruin by the Light of Destruction. You possess the righteous power of darkness that can fight that light."
"The righteous power of darkness. The power that the Neo-Spacians said'll save the universe from destruction."-Elemental Hero Neos & Yuuki Juudai, Yu-Gi-Oh GX, episode 102.
Kaiser...What you taught me by risking your life...and the perfect brilliance of a true duelist...I'll never let them go to waste! "Here goes! I activate the magic card, Fusion! I'll fuse Featherman with Burst Lady!" I won't run...I won't lose my way...The suffering I put the others through...Their sadness and hatred...I'll take them all and I'll use them to fight! "Come forth, my favorite monster! Elemental Hero Flame Wingman!"-Yuuki Juudai, Yu-Gi-Oh GX, episode 151.
It's finally here...The card of darkness that led me straight to Hell. I was controlled by this immense power and I lost myself. I've lost so many things that I can't get back because of it. But now, for all the people that I've loved and lost, even if this evil power-the power of the Supreme King- controls me...I'll...I'll live up to my values. I won't hurt anyone else! I'll protect what matters to me! "I activate the Instant Magic, Super Fusion! This card activates once I discard a card from my hand! The Neos on my field, and another one on the field, that Rainbow Dark Dragon, will evolve into their most ultimate form, crossing beyond the walls of our decks!"-Yuuki Juudai, Yu-Gi-Oh GX, episode 152
"The Supreme King in the darkness of my heart died once before. But, Yubel, to take you down, I'll revive the Supreme King in me."-Haou Yuuki Juudai, Yu-Gi-Oh GX, episode 153
"That's right. I'm the Supreme King. I rule over the darkness, and I have the Neo-Spacians, hit with the Dark Waves of Justice, fighting with me!"-Haou Yuuki Juudai, Yu-Gi-Oh GX, episode 154.
"Yubel, I promise you: my love is yours and yours alone. No matter what anyone else says, I shall keep loving you and you alone!"-Prince Juudai, Yu-Gi-Oh GX, episode 155.
"It's over! By ending everything, I will forever be able to have all of your love to myself!"
From the: All acts of love and pleasure are My rituals.
Unsafe External Link