Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: Toon Dark Magician Girl

[Spellcaster/Toon/Effect]

ATK/2,000 DEF/1,700

Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by Tributing 1 monster, while you control “Toon World”. If “Toon World” on the field is destroyed, destroy this card. Can attack your opponent directly, unless they control a Toon monster, in which case this card must target a Toon monster for its attacks. Gains 300 ATK for every “Dark Magician” or “Magician of Black Chaos” in either player’s GY.

Dark Magician Girl is one of the most popular cards in Yu-Gi-Oh! The monster is only popular for her sex appeal. Konami decided to create Toon Dark Magician Girl as a Toon of the original monster. Toon Dark Magician Girl has the same ability as the original Dark Magician and three additional effects.

Anime History:

Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 149 introduces Toon Dark Magician Girl. Alister plays this card in his deck while he was disguised as Maximillion Pegasus. Alister summons this card during his duel against Seto Kaiba.

First Effect:

You must control Toon World to special summon Toon Dark Magician Girl. You also must be first special summon Toon Dark Magician Girl from your hand by tributing one monster. The effect requires the proper setup. You are unable to play this card without Toon World. You must protect Toon world and another monster to special summon her.

Second Effect:

Toon Dark Magician Girl shares the same weakness as many Toon Monsters. She depends on Toon World to be on the field. You are unable to play her without this card. If Toon world is destroyed, then Toon Dark Magician Girl is destroyed.

This weakness is a major flaw to this card. An opponent does not need to target Toon Dark Magician Girl to destroy her. The opponent can play Mystical Space Typhoon to destroy Toon World, and this strategy will also destroy Toon Dark Magician Girl.

Third Effect: Direct Attack!

Toon Dark Magician Girl’s best effect is her third effect. Toon Dark Magician Girl may directly attack the opponent if he or she does not have any Toon monsters. You have a great opportunity to inflict massive damage. An attack from Toon Dark Magician Girl will decrease one-fourth of an opponent’s life points.

Fourth Effect:

Toon Dark Magician Girl has the same effect as the original Dark Magician Girl. Toon Dark Magician Girl gains 300 ATK for each Dark Magician and Magician of Black Chaos in either player’s graveyard. This effect does not fit this card. You are unlikely to gain the additional ATK. A Toon deck does not typically include Dark Magician and Magician of Black Chaos.

Furthermore, Toon Dark Magician Girl relies on the opponent’s type of deck. You are only likely to benefit from this effect if the opponent is playing Dark Magician. This effect is too inconsistent to be effective and reliable for every game.

Play these cards with Toon Dark Magician Girl!

Toon Dark Magician is a useful card for special summoning Toon Dark Magician Girl. Toon Dark Magician special summons a Toon monster from the deck. In addition, his effect ignores the summoning conditions. You can easily special summon Toon Dark Magician Girl from the deck.

Card Rating:

Overall, Toon Dark Magician Girl is a poor man’s version of a legendary monster. Toon Dark Magician Girl is a worse card than Dark Magician Girl. Three of her four effects are very bad. You are unlikely to be able to use her fourth effect. A Toon deck does not gain any benefits from Toon Dark Magician Girl. Toon Dark Magician Girl is a massive failure of poor design by Konami.

Card Rating: 1 out of 5 stars (1 / 5)

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