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Top 10 Yu-Gi-Oh GX Duels of All Time

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Written by Mackenzie Houle It’s time to throw down a face down! Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’ll be looking at our favorite duels from our favorite duel academy. Before we begin, we publish new content everyday, so be sure to subscribe. For this list, we’ll be looking at the best duels that transpired through Seto Kaiba’s special school dedicated to a children’s card game. From memorable moments, the epic scale, and the overall impact on the story. Also, since some duels include integral plot points, a spoiler warning is in effect.
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Top 10 Yu-Gi-Oh GX Duels of All Time


It’s time to throw down a face down! Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’ll be looking at our favorite duels from our favorite duel academy. Before we begin, we publish new content everyday, so be sure to subscribe.

For this list, we’ll be looking at the best duels that transpired through Seto Kaiba’s special school dedicated to a children’s card game. From memorable moments, the epic scale, and the overall impact on the story. Also, since some duels include integral plot points, a spoiler warning is in effect.

#10: Jaden vs. Chazz


Almost like Deja Vu, our young and somewhat inexperienced hero is challenged by a rich pompous pretty boy. While this isn’t the first and last of their duels, this marks their first public duel, as well as the introduction to Chazz’s abusive past, giving him more depth than just a Kaiba knockoff. While of course, Chazz loses to Jaden, it’s the aftermath that helps to set their tone for their continued rivalry, with fans still cheering for Chazz. Of course, arrogance is always put in its place and Chazz will have to start over in Slifer Red… ouch.

#9: Jaden & Jesse vs. Marcel Bonaparte (Yubel)


Two on one normally wouldn’t be a fair fight, but Marcel isn’t technically alone. In a bid to rid the Academy of the evil spirits and restore the student body, Jaden and Jesse set out to stop Marcel. While Jaden starts off the duel solo, Jesse returns with Rainbow Dragon in hand to back him up. While this isn’t the first supernatural duel in GX, it certainly is one of the more fantastical ones, as we see our two major protagonists struggle against this new demonic force, and setting the stage for even grander unnatural occurrences to come.

#8: Chazz vs. Adrian


Rich boy vs. rich boy, that’s what this duel comes down to. While the Yu-Gi-Oh series has proven time and time again that money doesn’t make the duelist, Chazz nevertheless gets upset that Adrian possesses more money than him, and challenges Adrian to a duel… in the sky -hey we never said being rich doesn’t have some perks. Each suspended by choppers; while the high-flying acrobatics of this duel is impressive, it’s the exposition that really sets the duel apart, as Chazz hears of Adrian’s past while at the same time hammering home how arrogant Chazz can be. Money may grant you cool gadgets and looks, but it doesn’t buy respect.

#7: Syrus vs. Makoto


Syrus Truesdale has come a long way - from being the bottom of the barrel Slifer Red duelist living in his brother’s shadow, to a worthy Obelisk Blue student. After Zane’s medical condition worsens from his duel against Makoto, Syrus steps up to defend not only his brother, but the Cyberdark Art. From start to finish, this is a duel that tugs at fans’ heartstrings -not just because Syrus has come so far, but the way he handled himself and the duel was outstanding. To top off all the emotion, we get to see Zane give Syrus the recognition he’s always dreamed of.

#6: Jaden vs. Aster


It’s finally come down to this, hero vs. hero… in terms of decks. Let’s be honest here, Aster isn’t exactly what you’d call a hero… or is he? We’ve seen a wide variety of deck types up to this point, but getting to see two of the same decks battle it out is pretty awesome -especially since we get to see a whole new subtype to the Hero deck. Epic dueling aside though, this duel adds some backstory to the elitist Aster, showing that perhaps he isn’t so bad of a guy after all. Guess you can’t judge every duelist by the back of their deck.

#5: Jaden vs. Jesse (Yubel)


Yubel has been making things bleak at the duel academy for a while now, possessing other duelists to do her dirty work. After the possessed Jesse defeats Zane, Jaden steps in to try to save one of his best friends in an all-out duel. With both his and Jesse’s soul on the line, this duel is heart-stoppingly intense, as Jaden’s concern for his friend seems to nearly be his undoing. It’s only through a draw that Jaden is finally able to confront Yubel once and for all.

#4: Jaden vs. Zane


Zane is Duel Academy’s top student, which grants him the chance to pick any student to duel him at his graduation… three guesses to who he picks. While we’ve seen Zane duel Jaden before, their first duel was... one-sided to say the least. With a whole year to improve himself, the two duel it out again, helping to show just how far Jaden has come since his enrollment. Top student vs. main protagonist makes for an awesome duel, both clearly now on par with one another -the duel ends in a DRAW, making Jaden’s first year, and GX’s season finale an awesome spectacle.

#3: Zane vs. Jesse (Yubel)


Zane has won countless duels throughout his life, even against our protagonists, but the possessed Jessee isn’t like anything he’s dueled against before. It’s tough to watch this once top graduate now fight for his life, as his health rapidly deteriorates throughout the duel. We’ve seen Zane be serious before, as he always appreciates a good duel no matter the opponent. Watching him fight in anguish as he realizes his time is running short, it’s only right towards the end do we see the good ol Zane back… but it breaks our heart to see what happens next.

#2 Jaden Vs Yubel


The Dimension World arc comes to a dramatic conclusion as Jaden takes on the demonic Yubel immediately following Jesse’s release from her possession. Despite awakening to his dormant powers of the Supreme king, Yubel is still able to oppose Jaden at every turn. Once his past life is finally revealed, Jaden makes the ultimate sacrifice by fusing his soul with Yubels, which not only ends the duel but saves all existence from annihilation…

#1: Jaden vs. Yugi


It’s finally come down to this, Jaden is finally moving up in the world after years of studying, exams, and battling the forces of evil. What better way to celebrate his graduation than by dueling the original King of Games himself. Of course, it wouldn’t be a number one fight unless some magic was involved, as Jaden is sent back in time to face Yugi at his prime. Our two beloved protagonists battle it out, both clearly on par with one another. The level of fanservice is something everybody wanted, and while the battle comes to a halt before the victor is declared, it's an awesome way to end the series.
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