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Toon monster

ToonWorld-GX02-JP-VG

Japanese

トゥーン(モンスター)[Notes 1]

Japanese (romanized)

Tūn(monsutā)

English

1st and 3rd format: Toon (monster)
2nd format: Toon (Monster)

Appears in (anime)
Appears in (manga)

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Toon monsters (トゥーンモンスター Tūnmonsutā) are cartoonized counterparts of existing monsters, having some reliance on the card "Toon World".

Originally, in the manga and anime, Toon monsters were formed by having the effect of "Toon World" applied to non-Toon monsters. These Toon monsters had the ability to dodge attacks.

In the OCG and TCG, Toon is an ability. Toon monsters exist as separate cards than their non-Toon counterpart, with whom they share no direct in-game relationship. They are capable of attacking the opponent directly and while they benefit from the card "Toon World", they can be used without it. There are five classes of "Toon monsters", dubbed by fans Class A, B, C, D, and E.

All Toon monsters belong to the "Toon" archetype (including "Manga Ryu-Ran", since its Japanese name contains トゥーン).

Toon monsters were the first Effect Monsters with an ability to be introduced, debuting in Spell Ruler. While Flip monsters (as Flip Effect Monsters) were introduced earlier, they were not treated as having an ability until much later.

Classes of Toon monster

OCG/TCG

Class A

  • Must first Special Summon itself from the hand, by Tributing the same number of monsters as for a Tribute Summon of a monster with its original Level (the number is specified in its card text), while you control "Toon World".
    • After being Special Summoned properly, it can be Special Summoned from the Graveyard or while banished by any appropriate effect (it is not necessary to control "Toon World").
  • Requires payment of 500 LP to attack.
  • If "Toon World" on the field is destroyed, so is the Toon monster.

Class A Toons: "Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon", "Toon Summoned Skull" (OCG only), "Manga Ryu-Ran" (OCG only), "Toon Mermaid" (OCG only)

Class B

  • Must first Special Summon itself from the hand, by Tributing the same number of monsters as for a Tribute Summon of a monster with its original Level (the number is specified in its card text), while you control "Toon World".
    • After being Special Summoned properly, it can be Special Summoned from the Graveyard or while banished by any appropriate effect (it is not necessary to control "Toon World").
  • If "Toon World" on the field is destroyed, so is the Toon monster.

Class B Toons: "Toon Dark Magician Girl"

Class C

  • If the player controls "Toon World" and the opponent doesn't control any Toon monsters, it can attack directly.

Class C Toons: "Toon Cannon Soldier", "Toon Gemini Elf", "Toon Goblin Attack Force", "Toon Masked Sorcerer".

Class D

  • Cannot Special Summon itself from the hand (unless due to the base card's effect).
  • Cannot attack the turn it is Summoned.
  • If the player controls "Toon World" and the opponent doesn't control any Toon monsters, it can attack directly.

Class D Toons: "Toon Ancient Gear Golem", "Toon Barrel Dragon", "Toon Buster Blader", "Toon Cyber Dragon", "Red-Eyes Toon Dragon", "Toon Dark Magician".

Class E

  • Must first Special Summon itself from the hand by Tributing the same number of monsters as for a Tribute Summon of a monster with its current Level.
  • Requires payment of 500 LP to attack.

Class E Toons: "Toon Summoned Skull" (TCG only), "Manga Ryu-Ran" (TCG only), "Toon Mermaid" (TCG only)

Manga

Original
"Dark Rabbit" "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" "Dragon Capture Jar" "Bickuribox" "Red Archery Girl" "Ryu-Ran" "Summoned Skull"
DarkRabbit-JP-Manga-DM-CA.png BlueEyesWhiteDragon-JP-Manga-DM-CA.png DragonCaptureJar-JP-Manga-DM-CA.png Bickuribox-JP-Manga-DM-CA.png RedArcheryGirl-JP-Manga-DM-CA.png RyuRan-JP-Manga-DM-CA.png SummonedSkull-JP-Manga-DM-CA.png
Toon
"Dark Rabbit" "Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon" "Dragon Capture Jar" "Bickuribox" "Toon Mermaid" "Manga Ryu-Ran" "Toon Summoned Skull"
DarkRabbit-JP-Manga-DM-NC-Toon.png BlueEyesToonDragon-JP-Manga-DM-NC.png DragonCaptureJar-JP-Manga-DM-NC-Toon.jpg Bickuribox-JP-Manga-DM-NC-Toon.png ToonMermaid-JP-Manga-DM-NC.png MangaRyuRan-JP-Manga-DM-NC.png ToonSummonedSkull-JP-Manga-DM-NC.png

While "Toon World" is on the field, each of its controllers monsters are converted to their Toon counterparts.

In their Toon form, monsters could dodge attacks and hide within the "Toon World" book.

Although "Toon World" was used with "Dark Rabbit", "Dragon Capture Jar" and "Bickuribox", they were not given separate names while affected and "Dragon Capture Jar" did not demonstrate the ability to dodge attacks.

Anime

Duelist Kingdom

Original
"Blue-Eyes White Dragon" "Red Archery Girl" "Ryu-Ran" "Summoned Skull"
BlueEyesWhiteDragon-OW.png RedArcheryGirl-OW.png RyuRan-OW.png SummonedSkull-OW.png
Toon
"Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon" "Toon Mermaid" "Manga Ryu-Ran" "Toon Summoned Skull"
BlueEyesToonDragon-OW.png ToonMermaid-OW.png MangaRyuRan-TF04-JP-VG.jpg ToonSummonedSkull-OW.png

In the anime, during the Duelist Kingdom tournament, Toon monsters functioned the same way that they did in the manga.

Post-Duelist Kingdom

Original
"Gemini Elf" "Dark Magician Girl" "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" "Summoned Skull" "Masked Sorcerer"
GeminiElf-TF04-JP-VG.jpg DarkMagicianGirl-OW-2.png BlueEyesWhiteDragon-OW.png SummonedSkull-OW.png MaskedSorcerer-TF04-JP-VG.jpg
Toon
"Toon-Gemini Elf" "Toon Dark Magician Girl" "Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon" "Toon Summoned Skull" "Toon Masked Sorcerer"
ToonGeminiElf-TF04-JP-VG.jpg ToonDarkMagicianGirl-GX06-EN-VG.png BlueEyesToonDragon-OW.png ToonSummonedSkull-OW.png ToonMaskedSorcerer-OW.png

After Duelist Kingdom, Toon monsters were changed to more closely match their OCG/TCG selves.

Unofficial
Original
"Ancient Gear Golem"
AncientGearGolem-OW.png
Toon
"Toon Ancient Gear Golem"
AncientGearGolem-JP-Anime-GX-NC-Toon.png

Although "Ancient Gear Golem" transformed into a Toon monster through the effect of "Comic Hand", it did not exist as a separate card (like the Duelist Kingdom Toon monsters) and was never named as "Toon Ancient Gear Golem".

Playing style

Example

BlueEyesToonDragon-DPBC-EN-C-1E

Notes

  1. The parentheses here specify what part is not shown on the cards' Type/Ability line.

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