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This is a list of all TCG and Korean cards that were modified from the original Japanese OCG/anime artwork.

Religious symbols and references

Violence, gore, blood etc.

  • "Abyss-sphere" - Hand of "Mermail Abysslinde" is redrawn so that it is not around her neck. Her facial expression is also changed to look less agonized. The oxygen bubbles coming out of her mouth are removed to make the artwork not look like she is drowning.
  • "Aquamirror Cycle" - The facial expression of "Gishki Emilia" is altered to make the artwork look like she is not in pain.
  • "Armed Samurai - Ben Kei" - Arrows stuck on the body of "Ben Kei" are removed
  • "Attention!" - "Goblin Calligrapher" was within the explosion; it was redrawn above the explosion to make it look less violent.
  • "Axe of Despair" - Skull-like face on the axe removed
  • "Battle-Scarred" - Blood coming out of the head of "Marauding Captain" is replaced with green liquid
  • "Brain Jacker" - Stitches going across the head and neck of "Brain Jacker" are removed.
  • "Butterflyoke" - Hand in pond removed to remove any references to drowning.
  • "Corroding Shark" - Gore and blood around the body of "Corroding Shark" is removed.
  • "Counterforce" - Eyes on the angelic figure are altered to remove the implication that the angelic figure was killed
  • "Creeping Darkness" - Sleeves rips on the shirt of "Gishki Noelia" are removed to make the card look less violent.
  • "Dark Ruler Ha Des" - Blood colored liquid recolored green.
  • "Darksea Float" - Skin of dead man hanging on float ring is repainted to flesh tone, probably because the image of a dead man at sea was too graphic.
  • "Darksea Rescue" - Skin of dead men on raft is repainted to flesh tone, presumably for the same reasons as "Darksea Float".
  • "Designer Frightfur" - The various saws present across the body of "Frightfur Leo" are recolored and obscured to remove references to torture.
  • "Destiny Board" - Letter D replaced with letter F so that the message spells out F-I-N-A-L, instead of D-E-A-T-H
  • "Destruct Potion" - Blue mist coming out of the mouth of "Dark King of the Abyss" is removed (possibly because it made the artwork look like "Revived King Ha Des" is draining out the life force of "Dark King", not just his power)
  • "Earthquake" - Goblins' shadows recolored black because they looked too much like blood.
  • "Frightfur Bear" - Scissor blades jutting out of this monster's abdominal area are surrounded by a white glow to remove any references to torture.
  • "Frightfur Factory" - Blades jutting out of "Frightfur Bear" and "Frightfur Wolf" are surrounded by a white glow to remove references to torture. Fire is recolored purple to make it less realistic.
  • "Frightfur Leo" - The various saws present across this monster's body are recolored and obscured to remove references to torture.
  • "Frightfur Tiger" - The Scissor blades jutting out of this monster's stomach and the scissor blade that is part of this monster's leg and as well as the blade stabbed into this monster's upper body are surrounded by a white glow to remove any references to torture.
  • "Frightfur Wolf" - Scissor blades jutting out of this monster's stomach are surrounded by a white glow to remove any references to torture.
  • "Gimmick Puppet Dreary Doll" - Coffin replaced with a present box, also blood on head and clothes is removed.
  • "Heat Wave" - Chased dinosaur's head and tail are covered in flesh to make the artwork less graphic.
  • "Invisible Wire" - Completely redrawn to avoid any references to violence.
  • "Junk Puppet" - Blood on head and clothes of "Gimmick Puppet Dreary Doll" is removed and her coffin is replaced with a present box.
  • "Last Counter" - Blood coming out of the boxers' mouths is removed.
  • "Mist Valley Shaman" - Head cloth on "Mist Valley Shaman" removed. Her facial expression is also changed to make the artwork look like she is meditating instead of being possessed.
  • "Maji-Gire Panda" - Mother and child panda removed from background (due to it being a reference to domestic violence). Panda head on top of closet is removed to as it could be mistaken for an animal trophy
  • "Nightmare Wheel" - Man is replaced with goblin to remove any reference to human torture.
  • "Nomadic Force" - Men in back are given irises and pupils to make them look less like zombies.
  • "Overworked" - Fire recolored purple to look less realistic. The skull of "Kozaky" is obscured to make it less noticeable and to make the card look less violent.
  • "Poison Fangs" - Blood colored hue on teeth recolored green and jaw bones tinted beige.
  • "Power Break" - "Axe of Despair" is modified to show its international artwork.
  • "Remote Revenge" - "Thunder Dragon" and explosion removed to make the card less violent. Also zoom-in of the hand holding remote.
  • "Rigorous Reaver" - Blood on scythe is removed.
  • "Share the Pain" - Blood gushing out of the warriors' wounds (shown in negative color) has been removed.
  • "Sorcerer of the Doomed" - Bloody tears removed from any faces that had it.
  • "Spirit Message "A": Letter T is replaced with A so that the message spells out F-I-N-A-L, instead of D-E-A-T-H. Name changed from Death Message "T" to Spirit Message "A" to match
  • "Spirit Message "I": Letter E is replaced with I so that the message spells out F-I-N-A-L, instead of D-E-A-T-H. Name changed from Death Message "E" to Spirit Message "I" to match
  • "Spirit Message "N": Letter A is replaced with N so that the message spells out F-I-N-A-L, instead of D-E-A-T-H. Name changed from Death Message "A" to Spirit Message "N" to match
  • "Spirit Message "L": Letter H is replaced with L so that the message spells out F-I-N-A-L, instead of D-E-A-T-H. Name changed from Death Message "H" to Spirit Message "L" to match
  • "Stim-Pack" - Blood colored liquid replaced with green liquid.
  • "Stygian Dirge" - Smoke coming out of woman's mouth is removed to remove the implication that the smoke being in the artwork is removing the woman's life force.
  • "Super Rejuvenation" - Blood on "Cave Dragon's" leg is recolored blue.
  • "Trial and Tribulation" - Noelia's mournful face is modified to make the artwork less dark.
  • "Trial of Nightmare" - Blood removed and glow is added to eyes, also after a short printing error, name was changed from "Trial of Hell".
  • "Vampire Grace" - Red liquid in glass goblet recolored to avoid referencing blood or even wine.
  • "Yaiba Robo" - Red Kanji-like symbol on monster changed to black due to its strong reference to blood.

Guns and weapons

  • "Ancient Gear Cannon" - Guns edited to look less realistic.
  • "Ancient Gear Castle" - Cannon on the top of the castle is edited to look less realisitic.
  • "Ancient Gear Soldier" - Barrel of the gun is altered to make it look less realistic.
  • "Armored Cybern" - White rings added and turret fronts recolored white, as otherwise its cannons appear too realistic, even with the electrical abstrusions.
  • "Arsenal Robber" - A gun in the back room and a line of bullets on the floor are removed.
  • "Barrel Behind the Door" - Gun is edited to look less realistic.
  • "Barrel Dragon" - Realistic looking guns replaced with cartoon-esque laser guns.
  • "Blackwing Armed Wing" - Background color is edited to look less serious. Gun is also edited to look more like a toy.
  • "Blast Juggler" - Reprint of artwork removed fuse on head and on the bombs. Bombs are also recolored to look less realistic.
  • "Blowback Dragon" - Head reconfigured to look less realistic.
  • "Cloak and Dagger" - Sniper scope changed to look like a telescope.
  • "Crashbug X" - Lit fuses removed from head due to the strong reference to a bomb.
  • "Crashbug Y" - Lit fuses removed from head due to the strong reference to a bomb.
  • "Crashbug Z" - Lit fuses removed from head due to the strong reference to a bomb.
  • "Don Zaloog" - Guns replaced with swords (Note: the belt of bullets is not removed. In the Anime, he still uses guns)
  • "Doppelwarrior" - Realistic-looking submachine gun is edited to look less realistic.
  • "Elemental HERO Rampart Blaster" - Gun on the left arm of "Rampart Blaster" is altered to be less realistic.
  • "Enishi, Shien's Chancellor" - Weapon removed from statue in background of artwork.
  • "Fortress Whale" - Turret gun emplacements recolored to appear less realistic. (Ironically, this was left unaltered on "Fortress Whale's Oath")
  • "Edge Imp Sabres" - Blades of monster are obscured.
  • "Edge Imp Saw" - Hacksaw blades surrounding this monster are obscured with a glow.
  • "Edge Imp Tomahawk" - Teeth blades and ear blades of this monster are obscured with a glow.
  • "Frightfur Bear" - The toric holes of the scissor handles as well as the toric holes of another pair of scissor handles on the right arm of "Frightfur Bear" are filled in to make them appear more like sabers.
  • "Frightfur Factory" - The toric holes of the scissor handles of the scissors on "Frightfur Bear" and "Frightfur Wolf" are filled in to make them appear more like sabers. Also, the blades of "Edge Imp Sabres" are obscured.
  • "Frightfur Leo" - The various saws present across this monster's body are obscured with a glow.
  • "Frightfur Tiger" - The toric holes of the various scissor handles across this monster's body are filled in to make them appear more like sabers.
  • "Frightfur Wolf" - The toric holes of the various scissor handles across this monster's body are filled in to make them appear more like sabers.
  • "Full Salvo" - Missiles are given limbs & cartoon faces so as not to resemble actual artillery.
  • "Fusilier Dragon, the Dual-Mode Beast" - Cannons redrawn to look like lasers.
  • "Gatling Dragon" - Guns redrawn to look less realistic.
  • "Genex Army" - Missile launcher recolored to look less realistic.
  • "Goblin Marauding Squad" - Cleaver replaced with sword.
  • "Infernity Avenger" - Guns Redrawn into Lasers
  • "Infernity Randomizer" - Double Revolver Gun Body replaced with Lasers; in Anime, it still has the former form.
  • "Junk Box" - The flame cannon of "Morphtronic Datatron" is removed.
  • "Karakuri Klock" - Bomb on device recolored purple and fuse removed.
  • "Machina Defender" - Gun edited to look like lasers.
  • "Machina Force" - Gun edited to look like lasers.
  • "Machina Sniper" - Gun edited to look like laser.
  • "Masked Ninja Ebisu" - Fuses removed from the projectiles thrown by "Ebisu" to avoid reference to explosives.
  • "Meklord Emperor Skiel" - Gun edited to look less realistic.
  • "Misairuzame" - Realistic looking Missile launcher was recolored to make it less realistic.
  • "Morphtronic Datatron" - Redrawn to look more like a flash drive than a lighter. This monster's flame cannon was removed, its torso has 2GB written on it, and the metallic part on the side of its head was redrawn.
  • "Pole Position" - Guns of "Overdrive" and "Oni Tank T-34" are edited to look more like lasers.
  • "Quickdraw Synchron" - Gun edited to look like a toy.
  • "Ring of Destruction" - Grenades in original artwork are replaced with jets of fire.
  • "Robotic Knight" - Gatling gun on its left arm recolored blue to look less realistic.
  • "Roulette Barrel" - Redrawn to look less like a gun.
  • "Science Soldier" - Gun redrawn to look less realistic.
  • "Sergeant Electro" - Gatling gun tubes and nozzles recolored blue to look less realistic.
  • "Spark Blaster" - Gun recolored to look less realistic. In the anime, the original artwork is used.
  • "Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max" - Cannon recolored and lights added inside the barrel to make it look more like a laser cannon.
  • "Synchro Deflector" - Cannons of "XYZ-Dragon Cannon" are edited to be less realistic.
  • "Tactical Espionage Expert " - Pistol in the right hand of "Tactical Espionage Expert" is changed to a cartoon-like laser. The hallway guard's rifle is also recolored to look less realisitic
  • "The Hunter with 7 Weapons" - Rifle on man's back replaced by metal club.
  • "The Legendary Fisherman" - Harpoon altered to look like a ritual drumstick.
  • "Trap Reactor・Y FI" - Guns recolored to red to look less realistic.
  • "Turret Warrior" - Guns recolored to red to look less realistic.
  • "Twin-Barrel Dragon" - Realistic guns altered to look like lasers.
  • "VWXYZ-Dragon Catapult Cannon" - Realistic looking guns replaced with cartoon-esque laser guns.
  • "X-Head Cannon" - Realistic looking guns replaced with cartoon-esque laser guns.
  • "X-Saber Wayne" - Gun edited to make it less realistic.
  • "XY-Dragon Cannon" - Realistic looking guns replaced with cartoon-esque laser guns.
  • "XYZ-Dragon Cannon" - Realistic looking guns replaced with cartoon-esque laser guns.
  • "XZ-Tank Cannon" - Realistic looking guns replaced with cartoon-esque laser guns.
  • "YZ-Tank Dragon" - Realistic looking guns replaced with cartoon-esque laser guns.

Sexual content, nudity etc.

Redrawn/Alternate Art

  • "Dian Keto the Cure Master" - Alternate art is used. Single breast is covered up with another layer of clothing. Ankh is replaced with orb of light to avoid religious connotation. Also symbol in background is removed
  • "Dramatic Rescue" - Girl being rescued is tied to a tree instead of having a hand in guillotine. Girl's outfit is also altered to be less revealing
  • "Fiend Comedian" - Art replaced with less horrific one
  • "Final Flame" - Art replaced with less horrific one
  • "Last Day of Witch" - Art changed from a scene representing the Salem witch hunts to a comical looking witch with a red crossed-out sign
  • "Mad Lobster" - Reprint of artwork redrew the monster's armor to make it less realistic. Background was also redrawn.
  • "Mystic Tomato" - Redrawn to not resemble a jack-o'-lantern.
  • "Offerings to the Doomed" - Church altar with cross replaced with a treasure room
  • "Otohime" - "Otohime" is redrawn in a different pose. Her outfit is also slightly altered to be less revealing
  • "Parasite Paracide" - Artwork showing an insect coming out of a knight's face is replaced with artwork showing an insect to make the card less graphic
  • "Photon Lead" - In addition to the halo and wings of "Shining Angel" being removed, the background was also completely redrawn.
  • "Senju of the Thousand Hands" - Redrawn to look less like an real-life religious (Hindu) idol.
  • "Soul of the Pure" - The bloody angel cutting itself with a knife is replaced with a Fairy holding a water droplet
  • "Taunt" - Art changed from two human bullies to two aliens; one of them appears in the artwork of "Back to Square One".
  • "The Forgiving Maiden" - Art changed because original art closely resembled a nun
  • "Tragedy" - Art changed from a guillotine to a girl avoiding a shady man
  • "Ultimate Offering" - Art changed from what looks like a blood offering to a monster coming out and being created from another monster.
  • "Wattcancel" - Art changed from an electrified Ojama Yellow to a big "X" with a lightning bolt going into it in order to make the card look less violent

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Other

  • "Archfiend Heiress" - Energy globe around left hand removed as it made it look like the monster was making an obscene gesture.
  • "Aquaactress Arowana" - Cigar held by Arowana is removed to remove references to smoking. Mouth of Arowana is adjusted slightly to fit the change.
  • "Baby Tiragon" - Horns removed (to perhaps make it look less vicious rather than abscond religious connotations)
  • "Card Rotator" - "Jerry Beans Man" is corrected as a Normal Monster.
  • "Exchange" - Cards in artwork are changed to different cards.
  • "Foolish Return" - Coffin where the hand was coming out of is removed. The hand instead comes out of the floor.
  • "Gimmick Puppet Shadow Feeler" - Arms on middle torso removed.
  • "Great Long Nose" - Nose made more slender
  • "Homunculus the Alchemic Being" - Chains and shackles of "Homunculus the Alchemic Being" are removed to remove references to slavery. Saliva dripping out of mouth of "Homunculus" and saliva puddle are removed to remove the implication that "Homunculus" is suffering starvation.
  • "Injection Fairy Lily" - Red crosses in background and on "Injection Fairy Lily"'s hat are replaced with hearts, to remove reference to the Red Cross. The Japanese version was edited in later releases as well. Also, in the dub anime, her syringe is changed to a rocket.
  • "Jewels of the Valiant" - Crack in the jewel of "Sophia, Goddess of Rebirth" is removed, "Constellar Sombre" is shown holding the sword up, and part of the red spark is removed.
  • "Legendary Fiend" - Artwork slightly zoomed out.
  • "Lunar Queen Elzaim" - Dress colour changed
  • "Numinous Healer" – In the latest OCG reprint, this card's artwork has its Red Cross symbols removed, and replaced with hearts, due to the political differences in European countries.
  • "Oh Tokenbaum! - Sheep eaten by goblins are replaced with Fabergé eggs.
  • "Psychic Commander" - Right hand is changed from a flat hand to a pointing finger, to avoid references to Nazism.
  • "Release, Reverse, Burst" - Horns of "Baby Tiragon" are removed.
  • "Spy-C-Spy" - Cigar in man's mouth is removed and the man's mustache is extended to make it look like the man is rubbing his mustache. One wine bottle is recolored to look like a bottle of juice while the other bottle is replaced with a plate of food.
  • "Succubus Knight" - Jewel on forehead is removed.
  • "The Six Samurai - Kamon" - Stick within "Kamon"'s mouth removed due to it being a possible reference to smoking.
  • "Token Sundae" - Mugs being held by goblins are removed(probably because it looked like the goblins are enjoying some kind of beer). Sheep held by goblins are replaced with Fabergé eggs.
  • "Weed Out" - Red Cross on the hat of "Injection Fairy Lily" is replaced with a heart possibly due to the same reason for the edit on "Injection Fairy Lily".

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