Aww, Kaiba’s first thought as soon as he realizes what Amelda is about to play is solely for Mokuba’s safety. Mokuba is still so distraught about the duel and surprised by Kaiba’s harshness that he’s kind of frozen to the spot though.
Amelda really couldn’t have chosen a more effective way to get to Kaiba emotionally than this. I love his surprised face when the kid asks him to play chess in the middle of a war zone though.
Also the explanation that Yuan/Aaron gives in the dub for what’s going on never made any sense to me. He says there that Gozaburo bought their land and then when the townspeople refused to leave he sent in tanks. Like… what the hell? Gozaburo was a business owner not a military dictator. Why on earth would he care about this town so much in the first place?