-Yugi becomes a motivational speaker along with his duel career
-Joey becomes a social service worker.
-Tristan becomes a police officer.
-At Anzu’s first show on Broadway, Kaiba flies the gang to NY and they’re her biggest fans.
-Ryou becomes a ghost hunter. He goes to places like the Ancient Ram Inn and Fort George. Ghosts come right in his face, and he just raises his eyebrows.
-Marik becomes a teacher.
- Ishizu becomes an advocate for human rights, the Rights of the Child, and tries to keep Ancient culture alive, and mimimalize First-World countries taking whatever they want.
-Rishid opens a bakery.
-Mai stays in the dueling industry, and does modeling and acting alongside.
-On the topic of Queen Mai, she and Joey get married. They have 2 kids.
-Shizuka and Tristan get married.
-Anzu and Yugi get married. They have a son they name Atem.
-Kaiba never marries, but he does gain a very strong friendship with the Nerd Herd.
-Marik and Ryou get married. Ryou always Skypes him when he’s on the road.
-Duke starts a music career and becomes “the next big thing”
-Yugi and Kaiba are very interested in a kid named Jaden Yuki with a very strange, dark energy about him….
do you like Shizuka and Jonouchi's relationship too, since they're also a pair of siblings who went through hard times when their family fell apart?
I am very much a fan of Shizuka (Serenity) and Jonouchi (Joey). I hope I may be forgiven for using their dub names for the remainder of this. I grew up on the English version, and certain names just refuse to leave me alone. I can’t switch, much as I would want to.
I honestly feel like the first thing to note here, is that — yes — there is absolutely a parallel here between Joey and Serenity and the Kaibas. It’s one of the first things I realized about their relationship when I first got into the series.
I submit that Joey Wheeler and Seto Kaiba are very, very similar people. I call them same-cloth-different-cut. Put bluntly, I feel like their stories are two sides of the same coin, and in this case the metaphor is pretty apt.
Money seems to be the main issue here.
Seto’s rich. Joey isn’t.
But anyway, this is about siblings. The point in bringing Seto up here at all is the simple fact that a fair amount of my affection for Joey and Serenity stems from how much the Kaibas affected me when I was little. Siblings in general fascinate me. Particularly in the case of Badass Big Brothers™ like Seto and Joey.
I was an only child until 17. Sue me.
However, there’s a bit of trouble.
And that’s the fact that the former pair aren’t given nearly as much time together, or development, as the latter. The Kaibas take center stage in a lot of sequences, and their bond is perhaps the central pivot point for their development both as individuals and as a pair.
For these two, this isn’t exactly true.
At least, not in as many facets. Serenity’s development is absolutely linked to Joey. She looks up to her brother. Wants to stand by him and do right by him. And I would be heartless not to love that. Similarly, Joey’s driving motivation through a good chunk of the series is to provide for his sister.
But you know? Maybe it’s not so bad that they don’t hammer this motivation home as much as the Kaibas do.
The thing I’ve really grown to appreciate about Joey and Serenity is that they read like normal siblings. Seto and Mokuba have always had a parent-child relationship to me.
These two? Not so much. And that’s refreshing. The struggles they face are much more … normal. Parents divorce. Kids are forced to live apart. This kind of conflict — and the manner by which it develops and stimulates their growth — is more grounded in reality than most other siblings in this franchise.
They were forced apart when they were little. They surely struggled to make things work as best they could. To survive. And, eventually, to reunite. And they did. They make it back to each other, and the story doesn’t drive them apart once they do.
Which is … also refreshing, to say the least.
Their bond is strong. It’s heartwarming. And I am all about it.
I just wish the series had given them more time together. I would have loved to see more of this aspect of the story. Family. Unity. Strength both together and apart. It’s a central theme of the franchise.
Seto and Mokuba live and breathe that theme; I’m positive that Joey and Serenity do, too. But, I suppose I’ll just have to explore that concept on my own.
Hopefully everymonster’s excited for Halloween, because today, Koneko-Chan officially starts preparing for the spooky spectacular at the end of the month! Today, she dons her witch hat and lights everymonster’s dark spooktober night with her lantern and her ever present smile! Be sure to check this print out on Society6 and Koneko-Chan out on Facebook, where she’ll delight you every Friday!