jack rival

samurai bravo au: martial arts class

johnny becomes convinced that the way to a woman’s heart is being super good at japanese martial arts. he gets into a few classes, but he can hardly sit still or pay attention long enough to watch the forms, and is also too full of himself to stop striking poses every five seconds.

the larger budget dojos kick him out bc he’s a crap student. disheartened, he almost misses the squat little dojo nestled between two other buildings, except he’s staring at his shoes morosely when he steps on the humble advertisement that’s fallen on the pavement.

“learn the way of the samurai! payments in food accepted”

and heck, no one can resist his mama’s cooking, so he figures it’ll be easy to pay for this, even if he gets kicked out like the others (especially since his wallet is empty from the entrance fees of all the others)

jack’s dojo is small and he has few or no students. johnny seems enthusiastic, so jack agrees to take him on as a pupil. johnny proves difficult to instruct at first (“like this,” jack says, demonstrating the first pose. “like this?” johnny says, flexing).

but ultimately jack’s patience wins out and johnny actually learns something? even johnny is surprised!

johnny brings him homemade food from his mother and sometimes they eat it together after a long class session.

imagine jack’s disappointment and hurt when he learns johnny only wants to learn martial arts to show off

ALTERNATIVELY, imagine johnny coming to the realization that martial arts is good for him and feeling bad that he’d treated it like a gimmick to pick up women and feeling like he’s gotta tell sensei jack – only jack says something poignant and kind like, “it matters not why you chose to become my pupil, only that you now are and that you continue to honor my teachings,” etc etc

johnny doesn’t know what to do with that except think “wow sensei jack is so cool… the coolest…”

Since many of you are just confused about this sexy cutie above (I can’t really blame you, there are too many fictional vixens in the Zootopia fandom) I decided to write a profile for her! 


Full name: Cynthia Aurora Walker (not Sky/Skye)

Age: 27

Occupation: GSD Agent


  • Jack Savage -> coworker, “rival”
  • Stella Rogers -> assistant, friend
  • Gregory Kohle -> chief, father figure, donor
  • Zac Goldenwheat -> Jack’s assistant, but she thinks he’s kinda cute
  • Cynthia’s parents -> she doesn’t want to know anything about them, not even if they’re still alive
  • Judy Hopps -> “friend”
  • Nick Wilde -> pain in the ass (she can’t bear with his craftiness)
Goals in life: be more honest with her feelings, be more friendly, be able to have a decent relationship with Jack, overcome her past


Cynthia has had a difficult life, and her past still tries to haunt her when she accidentally lowers her guard. That’s why she always seems so stiff and unable to express positive emotions, especially when it comes to Jack (with whom she has a really complicated relationship due to things that happened years ago). However, she actually is very protective and deeply cares about the mammals she loves, like Stella Rogers and Colonel Kohle (who is like a father to Cynthia). She thinks that Judy is a nice bunny but, on the other hand, she dislikes Nick for his crafty and sarcastic attitude. However, she feels like the relationship between Nick and Judy has, in a certain way, a lot of things in common with the one between her and Jack.

IMPORTANT THING YOU SHOULD KNOW: according to Black Jack storyline, Cynthia doesn’t know neither Judy nor Nick, at least for now. I can’t assure you that it will happen in the comics, because the profile I wrote for Cynthia (and for Zac) follows the canon line I created some months ago; kind of like the difference between the actual Zootopia movie and the fanfics I wrote based on this universe.

As always, praise @rem289 for the gorgeous sketch!


“Oh wonderful,” Jack muttered, lifting his drink to his lips, “The golden boy is here.”

“Are you two going to be annoying tonight?” Conor sighed, following his brothers gaze to the other body that had just entered the flat.

“Not if he keeps to himself.”

“You know you have to keep to yourself too. No comments.”

“Can’t help it,” Jack shrugged, “They’re things that need to be said.”

“They really aren’t.”

“Jack!” Caspar grinned, bouncing over, “Conor!”

“Hi Casp,” Conor smiled at the South African, “And Joe.”

“Hello.” Joe replied kindly, his eyes darting briefly to the younger Maynard, his voice turning cold, “Jack.”


“Didn’t know you would be here.”

“Well imagine that, here I am!”

“How unfortunate.”

“For you.”

“For everyone.”

“Alright!” Caspar stepped between the two, a hand on each chest, “I just wanted to come say hi, but I think it’s time to go. Come on, Joe!” He tugged the shorter man’s arm, pulling him farther away, a hushed conversation happening between the two.

“He wasn’t even here five minutes.” Conor turned to look at his brother, who shrugged again, taking another sip of his drink. “You two are hopeless.”

Everyone knew of the rival between Jack Maynard and Joe Sugg, but no one really knew how it had started.

Well, except the two involved. But they never told anyone. Instead, their anger had grown into a hate, and with the success of both of their channels, into a rivalry.

Which channel could do better. Who could create more entertaining videos. What fans were more passionate.

Their mutual friends hated it all, because they were unable to hang out as a group, having to choose one of the boys to go out on the town with. It had become exhausting, but neither Joe or Jack were willing to end the feud.

Both had been too hurt, damaged from a past they had kept hidden from everyone.

Keep reading


Requests are currently open, you can requests anything. Including m/m, m/f, or f/f.

Last Updated 11/6/16

I Won’t Write About Some Stuff

Au memes 

Dating Jack Gilinsky 

Dating Nash Grier

Dating Hayes Grier

Dating Stiles Stilinski 

Dating Brian O’Connor

Dating Scott McCall

Being Zoe Sugg(Zoella)’s best friend

Having a boyfriend, and Stefan’s in love with you. 

Fourth of July with Stiles 

Fourth of July with Scott

Being Best Friends with Taylor Swift

Dating Gally, TMR

Hate at first sight/Falling for Nate Maloley {Part Two}

Dating Issac Lahey

Being a professional dancer and dating Shawn Mendes

Dating Matt Espinosa 

Dating Jack Johnson

Being apart of Omaha Squad

Dating Sam Wilkinson

Being Nash’s best friend, he takes you on tour and you fall in love with Matt

Dating Aaron Carpenter and he gets over protective/worries

Jack Johnson gets over protective because one of the boys flirts with Y/N

Getting Married to Zac Efron 

Chuck Bass having a crush on you

Dylan O’Brien getting asked about Y/N in interviews

Dating Theo Raeken

Dating Ansel Elgort

Being Best Friends with Ansel Elgort

Being Best Friends with Crstyal Reed

The Boys Tease Jack Johnson till he asks Y/N Out

Shawn Mendes picks Y/N up from school

Being Married to Bob Morley, and acting on the 100 {Part two}

Fighting with Bellamy Blake

Comforting Taylor(Swift) when she gets dissed

Being Best Friends with Holland Roden

Being apart of the Teen Wolf Cast

Being a Professional singer, and working with the Omaha Squad. Sam doesn’t like you at first, but gets jealous when he sees you with Nate. 

Being Best Friends with Twaimz

Dating Robbie Amell

Being Best Friends with Lilly Singh, iisuperwomanii

Teen Wolf Bloopers

Dating Danisnotonfire

Dating Dave Franco

Dating Zac Efron

Dating Bob Morley

Dating/Marrying Drew Van Acker

Dating Oliver Queen

Oliver Queen being over protective

Dating Ian Somerhalder

Dating Paul Weasley, and acting on TVD

Dating Tyler Posey, and acting on Teen Wolf

Dating/Marrying Daniel Sharman

Dating Artie Abrams

TVD Bloopers

Being on Wolf Watch

Being an actress on Ridiculousness with your boyfriend, Tyler Hoechilin

Dating Liam Dunbar

Being a cheerleader, and Hayes showing it off

Being Best Friends with Candice Accola 

Being an actress on H2O: Just Add Water, and dating Joseph Morgan 

The Originals panel at comic con and dating Joseph Morgan

Being best friends with Claire Holt

Being best friends with Phoebe Tonkin

Trivia games with the cast of The Originals

Being married to Joseph Morgan, and playing his love interest on TVD/TO.

Dating Calum Hood

Dating Luke Hemmings

Being Married to Joseph Morgan and acting on TVD

Being Best Friends with Chloe Grace Mortez

Being on Disney Descandants and being bestie’s with Sofia Carson and Dove Cameron 

Being Best Friends with Connor Franta

Dating Matthew Daddario

Dating Ethan Dolan

Dating JC Caylen

Being Best friends with Mahogany Lox

Being an actress on Ridiculousness with your boyfriend, Tyler Hoechilin.

Dating Tyler Posey, and being on Teen Wolf

Dating Paul Wesley, and being on TVD. 

Dating/Marrying Chad Michael Murray


Please(Damon Salvatore)

Good Morning(Joe Sugg)

Can’t Keep Doing This(Stiles Stilinski)

Say Something(Scott McCall)

Servant(Hayes Grier)

My Peter Pan(Hayes Grier)

Officier(Hayes Grier)

The Ex(Hayes Grier)

He’s a Nerd(Hayes Grier)

Bandanas(Nate Maloley and Taylor Caniff)

First(Hayes Grier)

So Sweet(Hayes Grier)

Makeover(Jack Johnson)

Rivals(Calum Hood)

Accents(Sam Wilkinson)

Happiness(Derek Hale)

Dancing With the Stars(Hayes Grier)

Twister(Omaha Squad)

His Clothes(Shawn Mendes)

I Don’t Wanna Be A Hunter(Dean Winchester/DDM) {Part Two}

Gone(Shawn Mendes)

Birthdays(Sam/Dean Winchester/BSM)

Care for a Dance?(Dylan/ O’Brien)

Our Firsts(Shawn Mendes)

The Best Friend(Thomas Sangster)

It Will Rain(Sam Winchester)

Isn’t She Lovely?(Scott McCall)

Stupid Snaps(Sam Wilkinson)

Waking Up(Shawn Mendes)

Chef(Shawn Mendes)

The First Kiss(Shawn Mendes)

His(Shawn Mendes)


It’ll Be Okay(Nash Grier)

Closing In(Shawn Mendes)

The States(Shawn Mendes)

Love Isn’t Real(Stefan Salvatore)

Height(Cameron Dallas)

Mini Golf(Shawn Mendes)

Our Little Girl(Sam Wilkinson)


Me and my BFF(Nate Maloley)

Fault(Owen Grady)

Stay(Dean Winchester)

Silent Walls(Stiles Stilinski/Pack)

Hammock(Shawn Mendes)

Not Happening(Shawn Mendes)

Hands(Shawn Mendes)

His Day(Shawn Mendes)

I Love It(Shawn Mendes)

Talking Body(Cameron Dallas)   

Of Us(Shawn Mendes)

What’s the Difference?(Cameron Dallas)

Unbalanced(Shawn Mendes)

Laughing Gas(Shawn Mendes)


All of the Stars(Shawn Mendes)

The Perfect Present(Dylan O’Brien) 

Home Alone(Theo Raeken)

I Told You So(Tyler Sequin) 

Gonna Kill Shawn(Shawn Mendes) {Part Two}

Come Back to Me(Shawn Mendes)

Neighbors(Will Poulter)

You’re Home(Will Poulter) 

Hanging with Tig(Tig Trager)

Slow Dancing(Matt Espinosa)

Remember When(Stephen James)

Daycare Tunes(Shawn Mendes)

Quadratic Formula(Ryder Lynn)

I’ll never be her(Chuck Bass)

Instead(Tony Stark)

Who is that beauty?(Pietro Maximoff)

I Am No Man(Lucifier Morningstar)

Some Werewolf(KlausxIsaac) M/M

Right Here(Dean Winchester)

Cristiano Ronaldo(Zayn Malik)

Its a Boy! (Daryl Dixon)

Screw School(Josh Diaz)

Photoshoots(Brenden Hopkins)

Don’t tell Nate!(Derek Luh)

I’m Sorry(Myles Parrish)

Life of the Party(Shawn Mendes)

Our Sister(Dylan O’Brien/Tyler Posey)

Instead(Tony Stark)

I’ll never be her(Chuck Bass)

Quadratic Formula(Ryder Lynn)

Text Imagines

Stealing Stiles’ sweater

Needing Damon to kill a spider for you

Dean Winchester texts Y/N after a bad hunt, that leaves her in a coma

Shawn Mendes asking you out

Fan fiction 

I’m Not a Banshee//Teen Wolf(Currently on hold)

{Prologue} {Chapter One} {Chapter Two} {Chapter Three} {Chapter Four} {Chapter Five} {Chapter Six} {Chapter Seven}

Growing Hatred//Shawn Mendes

{Chapter One} {Chapter Two} {Chapter Three}


Full Drabble List

“Why have you been avoiding me?” Derek Hale #32

“I don’t love you…” Nate Maloley #1

“Stop, we’re in public…” Calum Hood #2

“I want you to go…” Sam Wilkinson #18

“Are you afraid of me?” Nate Maloley #39

“Are you afraid of me?” Hayes Grier #39 {Part two}

“Stop, we’re in public…” Grayson Dolan #2

“I’m pregnant…” Sam Wilkinson #8

“You’re mine…” Derek Hale #37

“I need to study…” Grayson Dolan #22

“Be Strong…” Nash Grier #9

“I miss you…” Ashton Irwin #30

“Please, tell me this isn’t what it looks like…” Sam Wilkinson #24

“Wait, are you jealous?” Nash Grier #13

“Stop looking at me like that..” Cameron Dallas #21

“I believed you…” Jack Gilinsky #38

“How do I look?” Omaha Squad #40

“Wait, are you jealous?” Aaron Carpenter #13

“Wait, are you jealous?” Hayes Grier #13

“Are you afraid of me?” Sam Wilkinson #39

“Stop, we’re in public…” Sam Wilkinson #2

“Do you really see me like that?” Nate Maloley #27

“You really think I’d do something like that?” Nate Maloley #25

“I’m pregnant.” Ashton Irwin #8

“Are you afraid of me?” John “Swazi” Swift #39

“How do I look?” Jack Johnson #40

“I need to study…” Stiles Stilinksi #22

“I hate that I love you…” Matt Espinosa #6

“Are you afraid of me?” Nash Grier #39

20, 29, and 36 Hayes Griers {Part two}

“I need to study…” Matt Espinosa #22

“Stop, we’re in public…” Matt Espinosa #2

“I’m pregnant.” Matt Espinosa #8

“Do you mind?” Michael Clifford #3

“I hate that I love you…” Luke Hemmings #6

“It killed me to see you with him…” Nate Maloley #17

“You’re an asshole.” Sam Wilkinson #26

“Why have you been avoiding me?” Jack Johnson #32

“Stop, we’re in public…” Jack Gilinsky #2

“Stop looking at me like that…” Nash Grier #21

“Do you really see me like that?” Nash Grier #27

“Why can’t you see that I’m in love with you?!” John “Swazz” Swift #29

“Wait, are you jealous?” Shawn Mendes #13

“I need you…” Aaron Carpenter #12

8, 20, and 38 Jack Johnson

“No one can love you like I can…” Nash Grier #36

“I need you..” Stiles Stilinksi #12

“Stop, we’re in public…” Nash Grier #2

“Am I in trouble?” Matt Espinosa #5

“You couldn’t have just tried? For me?” Sam Wilkinson #7

“Are you cheating on me?” Cameron Dallas #23

“Will you marry me?” Cameron Dallas #20

“Will you marry me?” John “Swazz” Swift #20

“You said you loved me…” John “Swazz” Swift #35

17, 23, 24, and 33 Hayes Grier

“You’re beautiful…” Nash Grier #28

“Get the hell away from me…” Shawn Mendes #33

“Are you afraid of me?” Matt Espinosa #39

“Are you afraid of me?” Cameron Dallas #39

“Stop, we’re in public…” Halsey #2

“I’m pregnant.” Nash Grier #8

“Stop looking at me like that…” Liam Dunbar #21

2, 21, and 40 Lydia Martin (F/F)

“Stop, we’re in public…” Hayes Grier #2

“Please stay…” Stiles Stilinski #19

“Stop, we’re in public…” Brett Talbot #2

“Stop, we’re in public…” Shawn Mendes #2

29 and 36 Shawn Mendes

“It meant nothing, I swear…” Theo Raeken #4

“You think I’d really do something like that?” Sam Wilkinson #25

“I need you…” Liam Dunbar #12

“You’re mine…” Theo Raeken #37

“I hate that I love you….” Shawn Mendes #6

“Stop looking at me like that…” Sam Wilkinson #21

“It never happened…” Shawn Mendes #11

9, 21, and 29 Shawn Mendes 

“Fight it…” Theo Raeken #14

2 and 22 Liam Dunbar 

15, 12, and 36 Shawn Mendes 

35 and 38 Chuck Bass

9, 36, and 39 Shawn Mendes

“You’re beautiful…” Matt Espinosa #28

“Stop, we’re in public…” Tyler Posey #2

“Wait, are you jealous?” Theo James #13

35 and 38 Theo Raeken

“Take the Pain Away.” Castiel #48

5 and 21 Liam Dunbar

“I will never stop loving you.” Stephen James #45

“Please Stay…” Blair Waldorf #19 F/F

If the LotF Boys Had YouTube (LotF Social Media Part 2)

Ralph and Jack - rival gaming channels; meet at a con and start arguing every time; reference and insult each other in separate videos

Simon - how-to/diy craft videos

Roger - Creepypasta “alter ego” videos, tells horror stories and scares his tween subscribers

Maurice - a bunch of react videos; dare videos (goes up to a random kid and dares them to eat a pineapple leaf, etc)

Piggy - disproving urban legends, other people’s theories, etc

Samneric - longer prank videos; they get a million subs somehow and use the money to do more in-depth pranks

harry potter au

february 11 | “first date”
(Just a vague outline since I haven’t got time to write this week.)

Harry Potter AU. Jack and Gabriel are rival seventh year prefects who somehow end up fake dating each other after a fistfight.

Jack is a Hufflepuff and Gabriel is a Gryffindor. Jack plays Quidditch and is the best beater the team’s had in centuries (he likes to hit things, okay). Gabriel is the leader of the Dueling Club. They used to be really close friends up until their argument in fifth year.

Their rivalry started when Gabriel invited Jack to join the Dueling Club and Jack turned him down in favor of Quidditch. Gabriel, hurt by his refusal, said that Quidditch was a waste of time. They’ve been squabbling and pranking each other ever since.

In spite of that, the instant someone insults Jack (a muggleborn) by calling him a mudblood, Gabriel (a halfblood) loses it. They end up in an actual muggle fistfight which promptly lands them in front of the Headmistress, who cuts them some slack because she assumes that they’re dating and Gabriel was just trying to ~defend Jack’s honor~ or something equally ridiculous.

They run with it. They’re both determined to make their fake date the Best Date Ever that, plot twist, they succeed and decide to keep going out.

Two shows with questionable relationship development

Korra: Asami start off as a romantic rival

Samurai Jack: Ashi starts off as an enemy

Korra: Korra and Asami decide to put aside their past problems and become friends.

Samurai Jack: Jack and Ashi decide to put aside past differences and become travelling companions.

Korra: Asami turns against her father who wanted to harm her friends including Korra.

Samurai Jack: Ashi turns against her mother who is obsessed with killing Jack.

Korra: a few seasons later, Korrasami is a thing.

Samurai Jack: A few episodes later, Jashi is a thing.

Now mind you, when I first watched Korra I went in with full knowledge of Korassami and was looking out for hints of it. With SJ I didn’t know what was going to happen, but I was on my guard just in case.
Despite having waaaaay more time to use, Korrasami felt less developed than Jashi does now. Both could use some serious development, but only one is restricted to 10 episodes. Whatever problems anyone has with these two couples, the writing speaks for itself.

Also i would like to take this opportunity to say that Legend of Korra was narratively shit. It’s unrelated to the rest of this post but I have to say it whenever I mention that show.

anonymous asked:

In your au are there any other changes in character dynamics? Like is scaramouche like assassin rivals with Jack? Or does he defect to help the daughters of light just because Aku doesn't treat him right after deciding Jack is his favourite assassin?

Scaramouche thinks that they’re rivals but Jack doesn’t care and doesn’t even know his name. At the same time Scaramouche doesn’t actually know who Jack is (he’s never seen his face) so he assumes that he was the one who killed the samurai. When he finds out Jack’s true identity he decides to join him mostly because he just really likes Jack. But eventually the daughters show him how wrong Aku is and Scaramouche gets motivation to join their side for more than just Jack.

Full disclosure: I write this as someone who, up until last year, looked at the spinoffs and bushed them off as ‘silly’ or ‘not worth my time’ and just laughed at them without ever giving them a shot(save for GX). My general reaction to seeing that there was another series was ‘another one? really?’

So, with that cleared up,

Why you should totally give the Yu-Gi-Oh! spinoffs a chance.

So, you’ve seen the original series(which I shall refer to as DM(Duel Monsters) from here on out) and maybe you’re kinda curious about the other series, or you want to know what the buzz is about and if they’re really that good. But, which should you check out, thee are 4 of them after all.

All of them, you should give them all a shot.

Le’s go down the list, stating with GX.

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

This is the one that’s the ‘high school au’ one.

This is your protagonist for 4 seasons(180 episodes)

His name is Judai Yuki. Probably the most normal and realistic looking of the ones on this list. I mean, brown hair and eyes, that’s pretty uncommon for a protagonist in this kind of anime.

He’s the protagonist a lot of people seem to refer to as the ‘annoying hyper one’. I blame the 4Kids dub* for this. Because, watching that, you wouldn’t believe he’s 15. Yeah you heard me. 15. A year younger than Yugi. He is most definitely not the ‘annoying and hyper’ one. 

Also, he is canonically mentally ill(depression and later PTSD are the most obvious)and there is rather strong evidence that he’s gay(or bi in the sense of being ‘attracted to males and nonbinary genders-of which this series also has, a canonically nb character). And this is not my shipping side speaking. Because he does literally endgame with a decidedly NOT female character.

*I will probably recommend you watch the subs for all these. Because honestly, after DM (and ymmv on what you thought of that dub) I feel like 4K just treated the spinoffs as a joke. They butchered the hell out of them and you lose a lot. Unless you want to watch the dub and laugh at it.

If you’re fresh off DM, or hold that one dear and aren’t sure if you want to let go of the characters you love yet(and you don’t need to let go, you can love all of them), this might be a good place to start, because cameos.

Yup, see GX is set in the same universe/timeline as DM, just about ~7(10 in the dub) years later, so we get a few cameo appearances from past characters.

Pegasus appears in 3 of the 4 seasons, Yugi appears in the first and last episodes, Kaiba gets a few brief shots and Yugi’s Grandfather even gets an appearance dung the second season as a helper to the protags(which gives us a number of nods back to DM and Battle City in particular.

The foreshadowing in this series is, amazing, and the sort of thing you don’t catch till you rewatch it.

It is slow to get started admittedly, unless you like slice of life, then you’ll enjoy the early portions of season 1, because it has a lot of slice of life type episodes/episodes to establish the characters and the world before the plot kicks in.

If you can hang around until season 3 it will be worth your time. I promise. I can’t even compare it to anything in DM because, cripes it’s worse than season 4(the Doma arc) with how dark it gets. Season 3 is basically the embodiment of the ‘Break the Cutie’ trope. With ‘cutie’ being, that one up there.

Also, the character development in this series is phenomenal! Probably the best out of all the series.

So if you like DM and the characters and you’re not quite ready to say goodbye, this is a good place to start.

*I have a bit of a personal bias b/c this one is my favourite.

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s.

aka the card games on motorcycles one.

Yes, it’s a silly idea. But they pull it off enough well enough that you can look past it.

So, your protagonist for this 152 episode series.

Yusei Fudo. He is the oldest protagonist at 18.

Do not be fooled by that serious face, he is a massive sweetheart and very nice.

If you like action this is one you’ll like. If you enjoyed Kaiba you’ll probably enjoy Jack Atlas (the rival/Kaiba expy for this series). This one also has more of the ‘ancient magic from thousands of years ago’ that DM had. Except from Egypt, it’s from Peru, and involves the Nazca lines.

Unlike GX,which starts out slow and is very slice of lifey, this one just, drops you head first into the story, action right off the bat. You need to watch a few episodes to adjust to the vast difference between this one and the previous two.

You may have heard of the 10th anniversary movie Bonds Beyond Time, a crossover between DM, GX and 5D’s. Yes, that means that this too exists in the same time line as DM. Just, a few decades or so after GX(though it’s not clear how many). There’s no character cameos, but you do get a few nods back to DM, including a mention about Kaiba Corp as well as the brief appearance of an old duelling platform from season 1 DM.

This is also the first one to introduce a new summoning method(that isn’t Fusion or Ritual), called Synchro summoning.

The first season(up to episode 64, the end of the Dark Signers arc) is worth checking out at minimum and you can totally stop right there and not really lose anything.

The second season is, kinda clumsily handled. There was a massive controversy with one of the actresses and she was replaced and a massive chunk of the script rewritten due to said controversy and, it shows. Season 2 has more of the ‘slice of life’ episodes and it’s, meh. It has a few good points and if you’re a completionist like me you might as well watch it too. And it does have some fun things(like watching Jack fight the literal devil, and a wild west themed mini arc).

Again, I recommend the subs. The dub is, eh. The second season is just, bad because thee are literally chunks of episodes, in the middle of arcs, undubbed. And the last chunk of the series isn’t dubbed, it ends something like halfway through the final arc.

Also the dub voices become distracting when you realize you’re effectively listening to Tristan as the protagonist and an Australian Bakura as his rival. You will never unhear that and will be distracting.

So 5D’s is worth checking out for sure, or at least the first season and BBT.

Yu-Gi-Oh! ZeXal

This one seems to be a bit of a blacksheep in the YGO, it seems to be the one to get a lot of flack. :/

Anyways, our protagonist for this one. It is 146 episodes.

Yuma Tsukumo. Sweet cinnamon roll that must be protected at all costs.

Yes, he has weird hair, but so does everyone in this series so you’ll adjust(and some are even odder that his). Also please note he s 13, making him the youngest protag. So keep that in mind when judging his actions.

If you like DM, this is also a good one to check out for sure because of all of the parallels between them.

From the relationship between Yum and Astral and Yugi and Atem(amnesiac spirit tied to an artefact and host that is helping them recover their memories…), to ‘former bully turned best friend of the protagonist’, to something that happens at the very end of the series. It’s like a great bit DM reference, with season 2 being a massive GX reference.

It also has great themes on friendship, forgiveness, family, as well as never giving up and giving it your all. Yuma’s ‘kattobingu’ is silly but wonderful. Yuma is a ball of sunshine and happiness that eclipses everyone else on this list.

It’s plot is also an interesting thing, going from a seemingly clear cut, black and white situation where you go ‘they’re good and they’re bad’ to a very grey and muddied one where it’s really hard to tell who’s right and who’s wrong in the conflict and asking the question ‘is this really right?’

While there are no past character cameos, we DO get an episode with monster cameos from DM and GX(including BWED and Dark Magician, and Neos and Rainbow Dragon). If this is in the same universe or a different one from the previous three is unclear. Knowledge of them is not needed to watch and enjoy this one.

Like 5D’s, which introduces Riding Duels and Synchro Summoning, Zexal introduces us to Xyz Summoning and D-Gazers(the duels are projected into VR space that only those wearing a D-Gazer can see/interact with, and the trouble as a phone/communication device of sorts). It catches you up fairly fast on what both of these are.

Much like GX though, it starts off semi slice of life-y with plot, and then the next season hits and it goes dark. Really, really dark.

But it’s great.

Also, it has arguably one of the greatest villains in Yu-Gi-Oh!. Vector. Just, just Vector.

Think like Yami Bakura, if he were actually competent and thought his plans through and knew what he was doing. And more of a twisted, manipulative person. He’s a ‘love to hate him’ character because he is so good at what he does and fun to watch, but at the same time, the things he does are just awful.

And this one has some pretty good foreshadowing too-there s a line in the, second episode that suddenly makes sense when you get to season 2 and more is revealed. 

So if you love DM this one is definitely worth checking out.

This one isn’t missing anything from the dub, save for what 4K edited/removed, but the sub is still the way to go.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc V

At the time of writing, this one is up to 110 episodes and still going.

This is Yuya Sakaki. You’ve probably heard people call him ‘tomato child’. Yeah, the hair is why. Also he is 14.

Again, like Zexal everyone has crazy hair, so he isn’t too unusual in terms of colour(I mean his best friend has pink hair).

This one is a bit different.

See, while you could watch any of the previous three in any order without having seen any of the others and they would still make sense, this one makes frequent references to GX, 5D’s and Zexal as well as using their summoning methods(Fusion, Synchro and Xyz). You don’t *need* to watch the previous ones to watch this and understand it, however you will get the tiny references faster if you do(which adds to the fun).

It is definitely a fun one to watch, taking all the liveliness that is duelling and doing something with it. Action Duels. So no more just, standing there shouting at one another. Now it’s running around, riding the monsters and shouting at each other.

So if you liked the action from DM, you’ll enjoy this.

And much like Zexal and 5D’s, this one introduces Pendulum Summoning as its new summoning method.

One thing people like to point out is its deconstruction of many past YGO tropes(esp the ‘we duelled so we’re friends’ trope.) and it does, frequently. Also I think it’s the first one to feature a tournament arc, where the tournament doesn’t get finished. And female characters that DO shit and get shit done. And a lot of them too.

And yes this is the one with the guy and his lookalikes. Don’t worry, it’s not as confusing as it seems. If you can keep straight and past and present selves in DM, counterparts is a non issue(especially since they are introduced gradually so you get to know them).

The plot is kinda slow to get going, as it bounces between two main characters for the first while, yet still keeps from being boring, but once it hits, it HITS. Like, by episode 7 you know something is up and this is going to be more than just ‘duelling for fun’ and a rivalry between schools, and it goes from there. And then, for lack of a better descriptor, ‘shit gets real’ once you reach the 30′s.

And it’s all down hill from there.

At the moment there is still a lot that hasn’t been revealed, making some aspects difficult to talk about without massively spoilering things. It is definitely worth giving a look over though.

Obviously, since this is ongoing the dub isn’t as far as the sub, so you’ll want the sub if you want to see the most recent episodes.

*This one is my other favourite.

Also, if you like consistent animation quality, GX is the way to go, with Zexal and Arc V following close. No where near as many derptastic episodes like DM had(Doma arc and Memory Wold Arc come to mind). Sure they have heir off episodes in terms of animation(what doesn’t?) but not to the degree that DM had.

GX is fairly solid in terms of animation, especially in season 4 where it shoots up, a lot. While Zexal and Arc V are just, stunningly animated, and very bright and colourful (so when the animation dips for an episode or two you can tell).

5D’s is, eh. The first season is good(mostly) but then it kinda, dips.

And the character designs, the character designs are fucking great ok? For all of them.

All in all, they are all good, for various different reasons and definitely worth checking out, especially if you were/are a fan of the original. Don’t just pass them over because ‘oh they’re spinoffs, they can’t be that good’. Actually, they can and are.

anonymous asked:

tbh i think kent's role as the antagonist will be as jack's rival. the aces vs the falconers for the stanley cup. and the falconers will win, because ngozi has said that the comic will have a happy ending and bitty will win. so.

yeah, i think you are right– my kp theory (after I wrote it out) seems not quite in tone with the rest of the comic. whatever happens, i’m sure it will be good!