This morning’s Japanese episode of Cardfight!! Vanguard G (ride 27) partially revealed the skills of several upcoming Shadow Paladin cards from G-BT03: Sovereign Star Dragon,
including what may be the titular dragon itself. Used by director
Kanzaki Yuuichirou, these Shadow Paladins are comprised of a group of
dissenters united under Claret Sword Dragon, who in a short novel
published in last month’s issue of Monthly Bushiroad magazine
challenged Blaster Dark “Diablo” for control of the Shadow Paladin clan.
Their skills, as best can be reconstructed from the anime and the
existing template for these types of cards, are given below the cut.
G-BT03/063 C すれいみー Slaymew “ネコだからね。 きまぐれなんだよ。(Because they’re a cat. That they are fickle.)” Grade 1 / Normal Unit / United Sanctuary - Gold Paladin - High Beast Power 6000 Shield 5000 Critical 1 [Auto] [[Rearguard Circle]] [Generation Break] (If you have 1 or more face-up G Units in your [Vanguard Circle] or G Zone): [Retire This Unit] During the start of the Guard Step of a Battle when your Vanguard is attacked, if you have 3 or more other Rearguards, you can pay the cost. If you do, look at the top 3 cards of your Deck, choose up to 1 of them, Call it at [Rest] to the [Guardian Circle], then shuffle that Deck.
G-BT03/059 C ぶれいがる Blagal “勇気が出るのは、仲間と一緒だから。 (They have courage because they are with their comrades.)” Grade 2 / Normal Unit / United Sanctuary - Gold Paladin - High Beast Power 9000 Shield 5000 Critical 1 [Auto]: [[Counter Blast](1) Card] When this Unit [Intercept]s, you can pay the cost. If you do, call the top 2 cards of your Deck to your [Guardian Circle] at [Rest].
At first, I thought this was fucking hilarious, and that some odd side character had invaded Chrono’s home…
Then I realized the following:
1.) This random hungerover lady is Chrono’s aunt, who he referenced like 5 minutes ago.
2.) We have not seen her on-screen like ever until right now.
3.) This is like 30 episodes into the show and we’ve seen Chrono alone in his apartment several times before this.
4.) Chrono doesn’t call her his aunt or act surprised by this situation at all. He calls her by her first name.
5.) This implies that he:
A: Doesn’t respect her as an aunt.
B: Has to deal with this shit on a regular basis.
This basically means that Chrono lives with his alcoholic aunt. They likely live off whatever fortune Chrono’s departed parents left them, which means that she would be literally leeching off of his own livlihood.
This is the darkest shit I can remember in this show since Misaki’s parents being dead some 200 episodes ago. And were directly told (and hit over the head with for two episodes) that they died violently. People are just kind of left to infer all of this, unless they touch on it later.
The latest issue of Monthly Bushiroad magazine has had its street date broken by an unspecified retailer, spoiling upcoming support in G-BT03: Sovereign Star Dragon
for Link Joker’s Deletor and Kagerou’s Seal Dragon subclans. Only two
new card skills were revealed from the set, Light Speed Cheetah and
Immersion Star-vader Bohrium. These two cards are respective support for
genericized Link Joker decks and Star-vader “Яeverse” decks.
Images of the issue’s card lore section have also revealed another card
for Deletors and one for Shadow Paladin’s witch subclan; Delighting
Deletor Awiin and Witch of Black Pigeons Goewin.
Friday’s Japanese card of the day is a superpredator among vampires who
stands apart from the infighting of Dark Zone’s noble houses, the
Abhorrent One. A triple rare stride for Dark Irregulars from G-BT03: Sovereign Star Dragon,
the Abhorrent One is a lethal finishing move that rewards cardfighters
for building up their soul in a way that surpasses all of the clan’s
past boss cards. Be sure to read his card lore at Arkadiaworks.
While past cards from the House of Amon
series have advanced a center lane-strategy that uses the soul as a
threshold to increase the vanguard’s power and critical by, and the
mutant Fighter’s Collection 2014 unit Echo of Nemesis controlled
the cards the opponent could guard with, the Abhorrent One unites these
two ideas into a single killing blow. Several conditional factors ensure
that the Abhorrent One can do progressively more damage to the
opponent’s resources the longer the game goes on.