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The Hottest Yu-Gi-Oh Gals
How do you get a young man's attention? Combine monster-slaying action with pretty girls, a formula many films, shows, and even card games use to keep the boys invested.
Yu-Gi-Oh's no exception, highlighting many attractive gals in both its cards and anime. And extra deck monsters are reliable allies, available in every match (unlike main deck cards, who depends on luck of the draw). So, which gals can you always count on? These are the 20 prettiest extra deck ladies in Yu-Gi-Oh!
20. Backup Supervisor
Supervisor would be a perfect partner for gamers, nerdy but able to help organize their life. And she's not a bad monster; if she uses "Backup Secretary" as material, , you can special summon a cyberse monster from your hand when a monster Supervisor points to battles an opponent's monster
Either way, if Supervisor is destroyed by an opposing card, she lets you special summon a Backup Secretary from your hand, deck, or graveyard, restocking your field with another girl—talk about a wingwoman! Speaking of which...
19. Lyrilusc - Recital Starling
Lyrilusc has low stats but a variety of tricks. When xyz summoned, she gives any monster 300 ATK/DEF per her material, she can once per turn detach a material to tutor a level-one winged beast from your deck, and if xyz summoned, your opponent takes the same battle damage you do from attacks involving her.
And you just know she's into cosplay, so go ahead and bring her to the cons.
18. Beat Cop from the Underworld
The link version of classic "Tour Guide from the Underworld", Beat Cop accepts any two materials, but only gains her effect when link summoned using two dark monsters with different names. Doing so lets you tribute a monster to place a "patrol counter" on any face-up card, preventing a single destruction of that card.
So despite her tough exterior, Beat Cop's got a surprisingly generous heart, doing her best to protect your allies.
17. Summon Sorceress
With her coy smile, Summon Sorceress knows she's playing both fields. Her effect actually special summons a monster to your opponent's field, but doing so then lets you cast one from your deck matching that monster's type.
Like many girls, she's tricky, but will prove an invaluable ally if you devote the effort to working with her.
16. Number 21: Frozen Lady Justice
You can xyz summon Weiss Schnee here with two level six monsters, or you can detach a material from a rank five monster you control, then using that xyz monster and its remaining materials. Either way, Frozen Lady gains 1000 ATK for each material she has and can destroy all opposing defense position monsters by detaching one.
She's pretty cute, but with hair that spikey, I'm not sure she even needs the sword.
15. Harpie Conductor
Harpies date back to dueling's early days, so it's nice to see them receive new and tempting cards (in gameplay, of course). Conductor takes any two wind materials and provides two diagonal arrows to help summon more extra monsters.
She'd be another great cosplayer, changing her name to "Harpie Girl" on the field and graveyard, empowering other Harpie effects. She also lets you destroy your own spells/traps in place of Harpie monsters and return enemies to hand when your Harpies are bounced.
14. Garden Rose Maiden
Accepting any tuner and non-tuner combo, Garden Rose tutors the field spell "Black Garden" from your graveyard or deck, and you can banish her from your graveyard to special summon a Rose Dragon or dragon synchro monster in your graveyard.
Like many girls, she looks sweet, but can explode at any moment, in this case by reviving "Black Rose Dragon" and initiating its field wipe.
13. Lunalight Panther Dancer
The fitness buff for today, Panther Dancer requires a specific material "Lunalight Cat Dancer" alongside another Lunalight monster, making her unwieldy in other themes. However, she can't be destroyed by opposing effects and can attack opposing monsters twice each turn, making them immune to battle destruction for the first.
She also gains 200 ATK for the turn when she destroys a monster, so she'll rapidly inflict battle damage, punishing foes for swarming their field.
12. Marincess Coral Anemone
I guess Misty migrated to dueling after leaving Pokémon. She accepts two water materials and can revive water monsters to zones she points towards. She also retrieves another Marincess from your graveyard when sent there, again supplying you with fuel for other summons.
11. Ib the World Chalice Priestess
Luckily for bachelors, Ib wants company, becoming immune to targeting and destruction when linked (pointing towards each other) with other cards. She also expresses her diverse palette by accepting two materials with different types and attributes.
10. Cyberse Witch
True to her name, Witch is into the occult, letting you banish a spell from your graveyard when a monster is special summoned to a zone she points at to find a cyberse ritual monster and "Cynet Ritual" spell from your deck. So if you're into sorcery, or maybe just like red-heads, she's the girl for you.
9. Tempest Magician
Tempest is the girl your parents don't want you seeing, banned as of this writing in the American TCG. Her deadly effect scores enormous effect damage, letting you remove all spell counters (including opposing ones), each inflicting 500 damage to your opponent. But if your love knows no bounds, travel overseas to the Asian OCG where she isn't outcast.
8. Cyber Blader
We could do a whole article about how over-sexualized Alexis Rhodes from the GX anime is, but for now let's just focus on one of her signature monsters. Not only is Blader attractive, she's chaotically powerful, gaining different effects depending on how many monsters your opponent controls.
With one, she's immune to battle destruction, with two, her ATK doubles to a whopping 4200, and with three, their monster, spell, and trap effects are negated!
7. Fortune Lady Every
Like a fine wine, Every gets better with age, gaining 400 ATK and DEF per her level, which increases by one at your standby phase. She can also banish an opposing face-up monster at this time, rewarding you for protecting her until the start of your turn.
And Every is just as determined to be with you, banishing rival spellcasters from your graveyard to revive herself at your opponent's end phase. True love or overly-attached girlfriend? You be the judge.
6. Empress of Prophecy
Empress isn't the jealous type, actually preferring you control additional xyz monsters, gaining 300 ATK for all your xyz materials. She can also detach a material to excavate (reveal) five cards from the top of your deck, destroying monsters up to the number of "Spellbook" cards revealed.
You also get to place the cards back in any order, a rare Yu-Gi-Oh scry effect that sets your upcoming draws.
5. Magi Magi ☆ Magician Gal
As cute as classic "Dark Magician Girl" is, she's pretty weak without support; Magi Magi provides a warrior who matches her looks with power. Her ATK is a modest 2400, but she can once per turn detach a material and banish a card from your hand to either steal an opposing monster (until the end phase) or revive a monster from your opponent's graveyard (indefinitely).
4. Sky Striker Ace - Shizuku
Shizuku caters to mech-anime fans, mixing tech with beauty. Her ATK is low, but she's easy to summon, simply needing a non-Water Sky Striker Ace, and her effect reduces opposing monster stats by 100 per spell in your graveyard. The Sky Strikers are more than holding their own competitively, so don't underestimate this lovely lady's lethal prowess.
3. Aromaseraphy Rosemary
Rosemary's a team player, accepting any tuner and non-tuner materials and boosting the ATK of all your plant-types (including herself) by 500 while your life points are higher than your opponent's. But beware the quiet ones; once per turn, when you gain life points (which Aroma cards specialize in), Rosemary negates an opposing card's effects for the rest of the turn.
2. Trickstar Holly Angel
Don't let Holly's cheerful energy deceive you—she'll assault foes with a variety of effects. She inflicts 200 damage when a Trickstar is normal or special summoned to a zone she points to, prevents those monsters from being destroyed, and gains a proportionate amount of ATK whenever your opponent is damaged by a Trickstar monster effect, including her own!
1. Dark Magician Girl the Dragon Knight
Dark Magician Girl has always been the standard Yu-Gi-Oh eye candy, and her Dragon Knight fusion form gives her some actual useful abilities. Wielding a hearty 2600 ATK, she can send a card from your hand to the graveyard on either player's turn to destroy an opposing card, a nice instant-speed removal. More importantly, her trendy and revealing armor is sure to wing your Kuriboh.
Gender in Yu-Gi-Oh
To some, it may still seem silly to fawn over cards, but people get crushes on fictional anime, cartoon, and even novel characters—why stigmatize trading cards? To its credit, the anime has slowly but surely been giving female duelists more important roles, hopefully leading to a future series led by a well-written heroine.
A card's gender occasionally impacts certain effects in the manga version of Duel Monsters, but for the official TCG, it's just flavor and won't impact gameplay. But for now, as we await Konami's next renditions of gorgeous extra deck gals, vote for your favorite and I'll see you at our next Yu-Gi-Oh countdown!
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