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"Gouki" is an archetype of EARTH Warrior monsters used by Go Onizuka in the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. They debuted in Code of the Duelist.

Design

Gouki (anime)

Go Onizuka with "Gouki The Great Ogre" and "Suprex in the anime.

Appearance

"Gouki" have wrestling themes in design and name, shown in the fact that they wear tights and golden championship belts. While each of the Main Deck monsters are based on an animal, the Extra Deck monsters are based on Ogres which they draw heavy elements from. Their championship belts have the face of their themed animal, and their helmets fit the theme of their animal as well. They are also suited up in padded armor and wield weapons. They possess a predominantly single colored theme. So far, the Main Deck monsters each have a primary/secondary color while the Link Monsters are a neutral color. These monsters resemble, in terms of style, the "Elemental HEROes".

Etymology

"Gouki" (剛鬼) can be translated as "strong ogre". The Main Deck "Gouki" monsters are named after wrestling moves, such as Suplex, and then their appearance is based off an animal whose name is in the wrestling move name, being based off of their respective animal, or creates a pun based off that animal's name, that phonetically sounds in their romaji, such as "Gouki Suprex" being a pun on T-Rex (SupREX).

Members

Main Deck

Gouki Origin
Animal Wrestling Move
Headbatt Bat Headbutt
Octostretch Octopus Stretches
Riscorpio Scorpion Scorpion Rising
Suprex Tyrannosaurus Suplex
Twistcobra Cobra Cobra Twist

Extra Deck

Gouki Origin
Destroy Ogre Dick "The Destroyer" Beyer
The Great Ogre The Great Sasuke
Thunder Ogre Jushin Thunder Liger

Playing style

The "Gouki" monsters seem to focus on a straightforward aggressive strategy, using effects to increase their ATKs or decrease the opponent's. The Main Deck monsters have 0 DEF, being immune to the effect of "Gouki The Great Ogre", who, in turn, has no DEF; that makes it so that they generally have an advantage over the opponent's monsters' ATKs, since those will be reduced while their own won't.

The Main Deck monsters all have the effect "If this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can add 1 "Gouki" card from your Deck to your hand, except [itself]", replacing thenselves when used as Link and Synchro Materials, or used with cards like "Transmodify" and "Spiritual Earth Art - Kurogane".

Recommended cards

Official Decklist

"Gouki" deck[1]

References

  1. V Jump's "Gouki" deck

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