Jaden Yuki (Judai Yuki in JP) is the main protagonist in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, the second anime in the Yu-Gi-Oh! series. His main ace card is Elemental HERO Neos, a normal monster with attack and defense similar to Yugi's Dark Magician. It's specialty is having multiple different fusion monsters using the Neo-Spacians, resulting in over 10 different combinations.
To unlock Jaden Yuki, you have to achieve a mission: Summon Warrior-Type Monster(s) 10 time(s) in total. Once you claim the reward for the mission, "Complete all Character Unlock Missions" is also achieved. Winged Kuriboh is a reward for the mission, and now you unlock Jaden Yuki as a playable character!
Where the Heroes Dwell Can be used after you Life Points are 2000 or below. Play the Field Spell "Skyscraper". If there already is Field Spell on your side of the Field, Return it to your hand. This skill can only be used once per duel.
Fusion Time! Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1500. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, Polymerization spell card, from outside of your Deck, is added to your hand.
Reinforcement Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1800. Return 1 card from your hand to your Deck and draw a random Warrior-Type monster.
Miracle Fusion Time! Can be used if your Life Points drop below 500. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, Miracle Fusion spell card, from outside of your Deck, is added to your hand. This skill can only be used once per Duel.
The Tie that Binds Until the end of you turn, the ATK of all face-up monsters on your field increases by the number of monsters on your field times 100. This skill can only be used once per turn.
Grit The skill is activated randomly when your turn starts. Your Life Points does not get decreased to less than 1 until your opponent's next turn ends.
In the anime/manga, Judai uses elemental HERO deck. They are very focused on fusion summoning. Using Elemental HERO Neos, a level 7 normal monster and also his main signature card, it can fuse into more than 10 different fusion monsters using other elemental/hero monster cards, above are some examples of it. List of "Elemental HERO" cards
His other potential signature card is Yubel. A main antagonist in one of the show's arcs, but later became part of Jaden by fusing together, resulting in a similar relationship like Yami Yugi is to Yugi Muto. Yubel is also an archetype, having multiple supports and revolves around destroying Yubel to be able to summon other monsters.
I'm currently watching the first season of GX; at what point does he stop being such a Marty Stue and starts losing? Beating Crowler, beating Chazz (technically he did), then beating Alexis (Alexis had no business losing that duel), beating Jinzo, the kid with Moki Moki, the girl who's in love with Zane, the Paradox Bros, beating Bastion, then Chazz again (so where did he get those three kids that special summon each other and why is this the first duel where we see them?). He has only lost to Zane, who's allegedly the best duelist in Duel Academy and he even put up a good fight there. I know he's the protagonist but good Lord, for me it's doing the exact opposite of rooting for him. The Alexis and Chazz (#2) duels were ridiculous.
It becomes a problem when they're trying to create suspense. Like, ok, am I supposed to believe that that gravekeeper is going to bury Jaden and his friends alive? Am supposed to believe Armed Dragon lvl 7 is going to directly attack Jaden and the duel is going to end right at the beginning of the next episode? It's all about writing. But it's an anime, who cares, I guess.
The only YGO character that could qualify as a Gary Stu is most definitely Yusei, pal. Literally card Jesus. Yusaku is still fresh and we still haven't seen him develop a lot. But I'll admit that so far he's made a lot of asspulls, especially against Revolver.
Ragnarök 17days ago
I just faced someone in Ranked playing as Jaden with a pure E•HERO deck. I really respect that, as I also play decks based on the characters used. Such a fun duel experience.
I honestly want to say that burn deck with Flame Wingman, counter plays would definitely work up till Legend rank or KoG, good resolution to new Meta burn. I don't know how you would create it. Especially with the right cards.
Luck up my ass
Draw whatever card you need to win because of plot armor, and if you cant draw it, draw pot of greed or the whatever 5 card or bubbleman or goddam make a card up like banners goddam philosopher stone that gives u 3 cards of your choice. Plot armor and dumb luck ftw
He "believes" in his deck, which is made out of 40 cards, and he always managed to drew iconic heroes in his starting hand and first few turns, even if the deck is shuffled via effect. Hell, I can't even get that consistency in a 20 card format, no matter how much I believe in my deck.