When you take battle damage while you control no monsters: Gain LP equal to the battle damage you took, and if you do, Special Summon 1 "Malus Token" (Fiend-Type/DARK/Level 1/ATK ?/DEF ?). Its ATK and DEF are each equal to the amount of LP you gained by this effect.
Not a glitch, but a complicated ruling. Basically, when a card effect sets a monster's ATK to a new value (NOT something such as "decreate/increase ATK", but rather something such as "ATK becomes/is X" (such as "halved"), once that effects ends, the monster's ATK gets returned to its original state WITHOUT any applied effects (except for continuous ones, I believe).
But the effect that grants the Malus Token its ATK/DEF isn't a continuous effect: that effect only gets applied upon the resolution of The Golden Apples, after all. So, that ATK/DEF gain stops affecting the Token, thus its ATK/DEF become 0.
The weirdest thing happenned today. I attacked with a BEWD and the guy used this card. Next turn he equipped Garl Axe making the token attack 3500, he proceeded to attack me and I used Half Shut at him. Then my turn, its attack should return to 3500; oddly enough it went to only 500 (0 + 500) of the equip card. What happened? I just attacked it and won the duel
here the explanation : the token's original atk is ? =0, so after you activated half shut that token's atk would be reseted to 0..
But Half Shut doesn't say a thing about "return to its original attack"; only says: "... ATK is halved until the End Phase". Besides, Malus Token original ATK is "?" not "zero"
I still think that it is a programming flaw
Tip: Use Reinforcements on your opponents Monster when it attacks. Then activate golden apples
Not giving me the results that I expected for it to do (ofc, being a gamebreaker card). My LP is on the brink, then activated this cherry, but because the opponent has TWO MONSTERS it was fucking useless. The opponent just used his less powerful monster to attack, then proceed to hammer me with the more powerful ones. VERDICT: NOT VERSATILE AS REINFORCEMENTS, BALLOONS, WINDSTORM OF ETAQUA, ETC.