“Hanayome Ningyo” is not a hand trap?

She may look like a ghost sister, but she’s actually a doll.

AVOG-JP026 Hanayome Ningyo
EARTH Spellcaster/Tuner/Effect
Level 3 0/2100
(1) When you draw this card: You can reveal it; Special Summon it.
(2) At the start of the Battle Phase: If you have more cards in your Deck than your opponent does, this card gains ATK equal to the current difference x 300 until the end of this turn.
(3) During the End Phase, if this card is in your GY because it was sent there this turn: Place it on the top of the Deck.

TL Note: A hanayome ningyo (花嫁人形, lit. “bride doll”) is a doll made up to look like a bride, and allegedly has a traditional use as a stand-in “spouse” for the deceased (as in, a “bride” to the dead person themselves). Instead of the normal kanji for “bride”, this card’s name uses three other kanji to make up a different hana-yo-me: 離 (from hanareru, “to detach, to separate”), 世 (from yo, “world, this life”), and 召 (from mesu, here meaning “to call, to summon”). In other words, you could say this is a bridal doll who’s taking the initiative in getting her spiritual spouse.

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Number XVII. Former Cardfight Coalition staff. Former Duelistgroundz staff. They be like "Gosh Darn Satchmo, why you still on that block ish?"

7 thoughts on ““Hanayome Ningyo” is not a hand trap?

  • July 20, 2023 at 10:07 pm

    I’ve come to accept yokai will become an official type outside gx manga long before air elemental does.

    • July 21, 2023 at 9:16 am

      Unfortunately it won’t, but it’s fun that I just told this to a friend of mine. Almost every Yokai has already been released as a Zombie, so there’d be no sense in introducing them now nor in retraining recent cards.

  • July 21, 2023 at 12:31 am

    based 60 card pile support

  • July 21, 2023 at 3:14 am

    So at the start, if you draw this in your opening 5, you get to SS it?

    • July 21, 2023 at 11:37 am

      not how ruling works, same way fortune fairy worked, opening hand does not count as a draw.

    • July 21, 2023 at 11:38 am

      I imagine this card will work like Lappis Dragon, where it can’t be Special Summoned if it is part of the opening hand

  • July 23, 2023 at 6:01 pm

    Ah yes, finally, the card that will counter decks like tearlaments. Now they won’t mill as much in fear of this terrible otk machine.

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