Duel Academy Excitement!
Redux Edition - Written by SubZeroGreymon and Smittyboy
Chapter 01 - The Name's Jaden! Get your game on!
It was a nice, quiet morning in Domino City. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and the cars were screwing up the atmosphere. People were socializing with each other... until someone ran through the crowd. His brown hair was impossibly styled, his brown eyes held a look of determination, and his black jacket flowed a bit in the wind.
"Dammit, Dammit, Dammit, I'm LATE!" the boy cursed to himself, "WHY THE HELL DID I THINK IT WAS SUCH A GOOD IDEA TO READ FANFICS LATE AT NIGHT THE DAY BEFORE THE EXAMS? But not to worry! As long as there's nothing in my way, I should make in there just in time!"
A young woman walked by, talking on her cell phone, "And so Jerry was like-"
"MOVE, BITCH!" The boy commanded, pushing past her.
This boy, for all his rude nature, was none other then the main character of this series. His name was Jaden Yuki, and he was about to run into the biggest event in his entire life.
"So, I'm supposed to find this kid and give him this card," Pharoah Atem in street clothing asked some guy, "Have you seen him anywhere?"
"Nope," the guy he was asking responded, then walked off.
"Hm..." Atem hmm'd to himself, "I wonder where that kid might be..."
"HEY LOOK OUT!" Jaden shouted, "I've lost all ability of changing direction!"
And Jaden fell to the floor, groaning, "Oh, the pain!" and dropping his cards.
"Oh, my gosh,I'm so sorry!" Atem said, "Are you okay?"
"Yeah, I'm fine!" Jaden replied, moving to pick up his cards.
"Hey, are you a duelist?" Atem asked, thinking, 'meh, any random kid will do. I'm sure the gods won't mind.'
"Whyyyyyy, yes I am!" Jaden replied.
"Then here, I want you to have this," Atem held up a card.
"Hey, thanks," Jaden took the card, thinking, 'sucker.'
Atem then walked off, having completed his mission.
"Hey, wait, where're you going?" Jaden asked.
"To bring the gods to their knees," Atem smirked.
"Alright, well, good luck with that!" Jaden replied.
Then, Atem did the coolest thing ever: He gave the guy a thumbs-up. Then he left.
"Wow..." Jaden smirked, looking at the card, "What a really nice guy-"
His eyes widened as he saw the card - "Winged Kuriboh."
"- Er... gay. What the hell is this? This is absolute garbage! How dare anybody give me this crap? That bastard ripped me off! Where is he?" Jaden looked around, "I'll kill him with a rusty spork!"
*Beep Beep* Duel Academy Exams - 5 minute warning.
"Oh, yeah, that's right!" Jaden ran off, "Lucky my watch comes with reminder function!"
*Beep Beep* Current Ground Speed will not reach Destination in time. Move faster.
"I AM, YOU GODDAMN SPRICK!" Jaden yelled.
Jaden had no clue that he wasn't the only one running to the exams. The second person in his situation wasn't having trouble getting there, and was dragging behind her a third party.
"Why is this so important to you?" The third party asked.
"Because, my sarcastic friend, I hear this island is surrounded by many mysterious things," The girl smirked, "And the SOS Brigade will figure it all out!"
"Oh joy," the boy snarked.
"Shut up, Kyon!" she snapped out.
Inside of a large dome-shaped building, A large duel arena was abuzz with dueling and miscellaneous people watching.
"All people who have won their entrance duels, please escort yourself to the left," said an intercom, "and those of you who lost, thus humiliating yourself against a badly-made deck and forever tainting your memory with the stench of failure, better luck next year."
Several losers groaned at this.
A sexually-ambiguous person in a blue duelist uniform, complete with frills, was seated around several uncomfortable teachers, sternly watching the stupid kids play card games with intense intent.
'Watching Children play a card game is like punching a small squirrel,' He/She/It noticed, 'Funny at first, but then you just lose interest.'
The girl managed to make it to the Sign-Up desk.
"Name, please," The sign-up man spoke.
"The name is Haruhi Suzumiya!" The girl shouted, "And this is Kyon, my subordinate."
"That's not my real name," Kyon replied, "Anyway, I'm..."
By that point, a truck drove by, obscuring his name from the sign-up man's hearing.
"Alright, fine, you two can go in."
Haruhi dragged Kyon inside.
"Alright ladies, that's it." said the sign-up man to his female companions. "Mark all the no-shows no-shows and shut it down."
"Okay!" The girls replied.
"Wait!" cried a very unfitting voice.
"What the?" the girls reacted.
They all noticed a kid climbing up over a rail nearby. "I'm no no-show! You can count Jaden Yuki in! Or Jadenman, whatever you prefer."
"Like I said, mark 'em. NOW." the man stressed.
In one Duel Arena, A duel examiner and a kid with swept-back hair and a light-colored uniform were in the middle of a duel.
DUEL EXAMINER: 1900
Active Cards (DE): Big Shield Gardna (100/2600), Gear Golem the Moving Fortress (800/2200)
Active Cards (Kid): Vorse Raider (1900/1200)
"Alright, new guy. Multiple-choice," the Duel Examiner yelled, "You've got two monsters starin' you down. Do you A: Throw in the towel, B: Beg for mercy, or C: Run home to momma?"
"I'll take D;" The kid answered in his thick, British accent, "Boom Shaka Laka!"
He flipped up his Trap card: RING OF DESTRUCTION!
"Ah, come on!"
"Yes. This card destroys one Attack-Position monster and we both take damage equal to its attack points." A small ring of grenades appeared on Vorse Raider, exploding him.
DUEL EXAMINER: 0 - Game Over.
"That guy was pretty good," An Obelisk Blue resembling Ed from Ed, Edd, and Eddy told a guy with unusually styled spiky hair, "May be competition."
"Yeah, Yeah," the spiky-haired guy replied, "Da Chazz is too rich to care!"
"This is the stupidest idea you have ever come up with, Haruhi," Kyon deadpanned, "And I've been to that Baseball game."
"Don't say that, Kyon," Haruhi replied, "We've played the game before, we can beat them."
"The last time I've played this game was five years ago," Kyon replied, "I don't remember half the rules."
That was when Jaden ran in.
"Wow, I finally made it!" Jaden sighed, "Can't believe I managed to get here faster then normal!"
"Who're you?" Haruhi raised an eyebrow.
"Jaden Yuki," Jaden smirked, "The next king of games!"
"You wish," Some guy with blue hair sighed.
"And YOU would be?" Jaden turned to him.
"Syrus Truesdale," The guy introduced himself.
"Excuse me, Mr. Crowler," the guy from earlier spoke to... IT, "Three applicants has come in late and need to be examined."
"What did you call me?" Crowler asked.
"Oh, sorry, I'm still getting used to your promotion," the man replied,
"Well, Noob, remember that it's DOCTOR Crowler, the manliest man alive," Crowler noted, "And as for the tardies, tell them that they'll have to wait until the next Duel Examination. Now, excuse me, I have some poetry I need to write."
"I fail to see how poetry is important in this situation," the man replied.
"POETRY IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT, YOU FREAKIN'-" Crowler snarled, before sighing, "Fine. I'll test one of them, to make sure."
"Uh, right..." The man replied, "Which test deck should we use?"
"Don't worry," Dr. Crowler smirked, "I've got something of better use."
DUELIST 409 TO DUEL FIELD 03. DUELIST 409 TO DUEL FIELD 03.
"That's me!" Jaden cheered, "Time to Get my game on!"
"... What a dull phrase," Kyon deadpanned.
"Shut up," Jaden snapped.
Jaden made his way to the Stadium, where none other then Professor Crowler awaited.
"Welcome," Crowler spoke, then instantaneously changed into a Duel Coat, complete with Chest-Mounted Duel Disk, "And now, noob, prepare yourself, because the real game is about to commence!"
"If that's the case," Jaden whipped out a Battle City Duel Disk with his name on the monster zones, "Then Get Your Game On!"
"Wow, what a bad catchphrase," Crowler sneered, "Now, it's Time to Duel!"
"Your name's Crowler?" Jaden raised an eyebrow.
"Velian Crowler, DPHD," Crowler replied.
Jaden looked in confusion.
"Duelist Prodigy Hyperintelligent Doctor."
"They have doctor ranks for duelists?" Kyon raised an eyebrow, "That's just dumb."
"Hey, some people take card games seriously!" Haruhi replied, "Now stay quiet or suffer the death penalty."
"As the Main Character, I'll start out with Elemental Hero Avian! (1000/1000) Defense Mode!" Jaden smirked as the green winged guy arose to the field, "I'm also throwin' down a face-down. Your move, teach!"
"Very well!" Crowler tapped the coat's Duel Disk, which then ejected a card, which he grabbed, "For my first move, I play a card which describes my favorite hobby - Confiscation! By paying 1000 Life Points, I can look at your hand and send one card to the graveyard..."
At once, images of the cards in Jaden's hand appeared, revealing Monster Reborn, Hero Signal, Polymerization and the Warrior Returning Alive.
"I select Monster Reborn!" Crowler smirked, "It dies!"
Jaden gasped as Monster Reborn shattered, then discarded the real card.
"Next, I'll place two cards face down on the field," Two large, face-down holograms appeared. "And then I'll activate Heavy Storm, destroying all Spell and Trap cards on the field!"
A huge hurricane, filled with a few screaming guys, a house and a cow stormed the field, destroying the Traps on both sides of the field! Which means Draining Shield and the Statue of the Wicked cards.
"Doesn't that apply to YOUR cards as well?" Jaden raised an eyebrow.
"Yes, but when Statue of the Wicked is destroyed, I get to summon a Token (1000/1000) to take it's place!" Crowler smirked as the golden monsters arose.
"Freaky," Jaden replied, "But they won't save you!"
"Oh, they won't," Crowler noted, "BUT THIS WILL! I tribute both my tokens to summon... Ancient Gear Golem (3000/3000)!"
The tokens died, only to be replaced by a giant robot of DOOOM!
"WHOA!" Everyone gasped. Except for some tall guy with dark blue hair.
"That's Crowler's own deck!" A girl standing nearby shouted, "Ancient Gear Golem is said to be legendary! Nobody has ever faced it in battle and won!"
"And I'd say we're about to find out what just MAKES it so legendary." the tall blue-hair smirked.
"Wow..." Jaden spoke, "... AWESOME! This is gonna rock!"
"... Anyway, ATTACK!" Crowler shouted, "MECHANIZED MELEE!"
The gears inside of the golem whirred around and its big red eye GLOWED! It propelled its fist through the air at Avian! OH NOES!
"I got'm!" Avian assured, only to be crushed into the floor, "Ow."
"What the heck?" Jaden asked, "How'd that happen?"
"Golem does Trample," Crowler smirked, "It's SUPER EFFECTIVE! Now, I set one card face down."
"Fine," Jaden replied, "My draw!"
He looked at the card in his hand.
"Oh, hey, it's you!" Jaden smiled as the card was non other then Winged Kuriboh, "Judging by your effect, you actually come in handy for once."
The card's image changed briefly, looking like the same monster winking, then back to its original image.
"HOLY CRAP! DID THIS THING JUST WINK AT ME?" Jaden yelled, "Okay, that's it, NOW YOU DIE! I summon Winged Kuriboh! (300/200) and also a card face down."
The Kuriboh with Wings revealed itself. It had wings. Wingy wings.
"That's the dumbest thing I've ever seen!" Crowler mocked. "My master strategies will completely and utterly destroy your puny monster! Ancient Gear Golem, attack that unimportant monster that will not lead to my downfall!"
Gear Golem smashed him via fist.
"Ah, you piece of crap!" Jaden cursed, "Luckily, his effect activates, meaning I take zero damage!"
"Hm, very well, but there isn't a card in your deck that can save you, kid!" Crowler proclaimed.
"True, but I've never relied on one card yet!" Jaden smirked, "I activate Hero Signal, allowing me to summon E-Hero Burstinatrix! (1200/800)"
A girl in a red jumpsuit arrived.
"I'll just end my turn!" Crowler sneered.
"Draw!" Jaden looked at his new card, "Now, I activate the Warrior Returning Alive! Welcome Back, Avian!"
The card ejected from the graveyard. Jaden added the card to his hand.
"It's FEWSHIN TIEM!" Jaden yelled, pulling out Polymerization, "Burstinatrix and Avian, combine to form... ELEMENTAL HERO FLAME WINGMAN! (2100/1200)"
The Heroes melded into... an awesome green and red guy with a dragon head for a hand and one wing!
"Bad move," Crowler sneered again, even though he was already sneering, "You can't rely on the fusion of two weaklings to make a shot."
"True, but he's not the only thing I'm using," Jaden tapped a button on his Duel Disk, "I play SKYSCRAPER!"
Suddenly, they were stuck in the middle of a holographic city. The Ancient Gear Golem stood like a kaiju from a Japanese monster movie, while the hero flew onto the top of the highest building.
"Now, Flame Wingman, show him why I deserve to go to them schools to get my education! Skydive Scorcher!"
"Why would you attack?" Crowler asked.
"Because Scyscraper adds 1000 ATK to Flame Wingman!" Jaden proclaimed, as the Flaming Wingman hit Gear Golem, incinerating it to bits!
"And my hero's super power," Jaden concluded, "Causes your Golem's Attack Points to be deducted from your Life Points!"
"No way!" Crowler whispered. "TRAP CARD! Defense Draw! I draw one card, and all damage to my lifepoints is reduced to ZERO!"
"Aw nuts!" Jaden replied.
"He DOES realize it only applies to BATTLE damage, right?" Alexis raised an eyebrow.
"Feh," Zane - Mr. Darkblue - replied.
"Now, I summon Ancient Gear Soldier! (1300/1300)" Crowler played a mini-Golem with a gun, "Now I set a card and end my turn."
"My move!" Jaden drew, "And Flame Wingman attacks!"
The hero charged forward.
"Trap! Sakuretsu Armor! It dies!" Crowler smirked, as an evil guy in armor tackled Wingman.
"No!" Jaden growled. "Fine, I'll end my turn."
"Now, I summon my second Ancient Gear Soldier!" Crowler watched the soldier rise up, "And now..."
Suddenly, Jaden noticed a change in the atmosphere... a darker side.
"It's time to show you the newest Extra Deck edition!" Crowler shouted, with a new edge to his voice, "Level 4 Ancient Gear Soldier X2 OVERLAY!"
The soldiers glowed, and merged.
"I summon the Rank 4 Exceed Monster! Future Tech Brawler (2500/2500)!"
A new, more modern robot appeared, surrounded by two orbiting lights.
"What?" Jaden growled.
"That wasn't in his deck before," Alexis noted.
Zane remained silent.
"How did that happen!" Jaden shouted, "This isn't fair!"
Jaden turned to see what appeared to be a winged girl with a third eye in her forehead standing behind her.
END - CHAPTER 01